Monthly archive

November, 2016

  • A lifelong passion for basketball. A need for a competitive team with no age limits. Athletes with desire, with initiative, with heart. The Southeast Bandits basketball team was born of these. As they head into the Special Olympics State Games this month, their drive — and the dedication of their coaches and volunteers — lights the...
  • Kenneth Philip Dichard Jr., 67, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Miles City. He was born in Norfolk, VA on Jan. 8, 1948, to Kenneth P. Dichard Sr. and Ann E. Bryant.  Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the...
  • At Tuesday’s meeting Beez Lucero and Derrick Tvedt updated the Miles City Unified School Board about the new program that brings nurses from OneHealth into some of the schools two days a week. Tvedt, who is principal of Washington Middle School, said that he has met with nurses and created a development plan to make “best use” of...
  • (Editor’s Note: Veterans Day is a big deal in Miles City, with a variety of observances. As this column explains, Miles City was a military town from the start.) While many towns in eastern Montana were formed when railroads came through, Miles City is one of the exceptions. Miles City had been in place for several years when the Northern...
  • Frank Stoltz of Miles City was 20 years of age when he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps and completed his basic training in 1942. By then, he had attended school through the sixth grade, finished welding school and worked in the shipyards in Seattle, Washington. In the early days of World War II, he earned his General Education Diploma (...
  • A daughter was born to Savannah Hagemeister and Jesse Dittus of Miles City on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A son was born to Sadie Hostman and Brendan Jordan of Miles City on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. A son was born to Nicolle and Wacey Stuart of Miles City on Friday,...
  • Veterans Day is observed annually on Nov. 11 as a time to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and to remember those who gave their lives in service of this country. Miles Citians will again do their part with several activities around the community.  The public is invited to attend the raising of 55 large flags at the Eastern...
  • The Miles City Area Economic Development Council (MCAEDC) last week discussed the potential economic impacts of the upcoming 2017 session of the Montana Legislature. The discussion was led by state representative Ken Holmlund (R-Miles City), Senator Eric Moore (R-Miles City) and Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC) Executive...
  • Basketball is a game of inches. And as it stacked up on Wednesday, the Miles Community College men’s basketball team’s starters were a combined 16 inches taller than the visiting United Tribes Technical College’s starting five. It showed on the backboards, and on the scoreboard, as the Pioneers used a 66-31 rebounding edge to...
  • Miles City voters rejected the charter form of government by a narrow margin of 87 votes — 1,688 to 1,601 — in the general election Tuesday. “I don’t consider it a loss. ….. We must have done something (to have gotten the voters’ attention). Still it’s discouraging we have to wait another 10 years. We...