Monthly archive

January, 2017

  • Betty Louise Liebelt, age 86, went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2017 at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Betty and her twin brother Raymond were born on October 13, 1930. Raymond always hated it when Betty teased him that she was 20 minutes older. They were born in Hammond, Indiana to Gertrude and AJ Marsh. When she was 5 years...
  • The Montana Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) has been helping at-risk youths change their lives for almost 20 years. With their military atmosphere they provide the structure and discipline that the youths need to succeed. Local resident Joseph Hall, 17, is a recent graduate of the program who can now picture a better and more productive life for...
  • The Miles Community College Lady Pioneers faced Sheridan College on Wednesday night for their first match on the Centra hardwood following the holiday break, and carried their early lead throughout to defeat the Lady Generals 70-55.  The win against the Region IX rivals moves the Lady Pioneers to a conference record of 2-1 and 11-7 overall....
  • Thomas R. “Tom” Cloud died in his home on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, after a long and valiant 14-year battle with the cancer multiple myeloma. He was surrounded by his wife, daughter and mother-in-law. Mr. Cloud was born in Miles City, the son of Jack Roy Cloud and Catherine Lucille (Storms) Cloud. He had made homes in West Richland,...
  • BILLINGS — Barbara Huisenga passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Home, where she had lived since June 2015. Barbara was born to Anna and Milton Simpson on April 30, 1927, in Miles City, and grew up on their cattle ranch with her sister, Margaret Ann. At Montana State College, Barbara...
  • Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders were a volunteer cavalry unit during the Spanish-American War that got a lot of publicity. The Rough Riders were made up mostly of men from Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, described as “a diverse bunch of men consisting of cowboys, gold or mining prospectors, hunters, gamblers, Native Americans...
  • City Council’s Public Safety Committee revisited the issue of insurance companies being charged for ambulance and fire response fees in motor vehicle accidents Tuesday night. The Miles City Council passed Resolution No. 4007 approving the fees at its Dec. 13 meeting.  In earlier discussions, it was decided that the insurance companies...
  • Susanne Galbraith was re-elected as Miles City Council president by a vote of 6-1 at the council’s Jan. 10 meeting, with Galbraith — laughing as she did so — voting in opposition. Planner-in-training Dawn Colton reported on giving United Parts and TireRama the option to purchase the Industrial Park land where they are located....
  • The Miles City Generals PeeWees hockey team turned in a standout performance at its home hockey festival this past weekend, winning a trio of games while losing only once. The Generals Peewees won a pair of games over the Billings Jr. Bulls, and split their games against the Bozeman Ice Dogs at the Agri-Sports Complex in Miles City. Miles City...
  • Mary Spero Benti, age 94, of Forsyth passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at her home in Forsyth. Mary was born in Rosebud County, Montana on April 5, 1922 to Joseph and Lena (Henke) Spero. She attended schools in Miles City and was one of the first groups to attend Miles Community College with five students graduating. She then attended...