Monthly archive

January, 2017

  • Miles City musician and music teacher Chuck Sawyer had a very busy holiday season, serving as the accompanist for more than 20 concerts, programs and church services in the city. Sawyer is an elementary school music teacher who, during the holiday season, is run ragged due to his busy schedule. During December it isn’t uncommon for him to...
  • Authorizing local governments to ask their voters for a local option sales tax is a proposal that will be before the 2017 Legislature, and two members of the Billings’ Chamber of Commerce presented the idea to the Miles City Council on Jan. 10. Billings Chamber President John Brewer, who is a 1987 Custer County District High School graduate...
  • Wana, daughter of Lyda and Charles Hatch, died January 13, 2017. She was born August 28, 1925 in Forsyth, MT. She attended schools in Forsyth and Miles City, MT, graduating from Custer County High School in 1943. Wana resided in Mountain Brook, MT (near Kalispell), St. Maries, ID and Miles City.  She returned to St. Maries in 2008 where she...
  • “He’s always singing,” says proud grandmother Joyce Holmlund about Tristan Reno, her grandson. Tristan sang “quite a few verses” of the National Anthem at the swearing-in ceremony for the Montana House of Representatives on Monday, January 2. Tristan got the job because Joyce’s husband, Rep. Ken Holmlund, R-...
  • Twenty-nine teams from all sizes of schools across Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. Thirty-two man brackets across 13 weight classes. Five returning champs, four Montana state champs, and 19 wrestlers ranked number one in their weight classes. The 59th annual Cowboy Invitational will be held today and Saturday and it’s shaping up to be a...
  • Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen those to be awarded for their contributions to the Miles City community.  The awards are acknowledgment for service rendered in the community with 70 percent for service in calendar year 2016 and 30 percent for service in previous years. “We are so proud to live in a place where so many...
  • Nobody thought a toy poodle would survive over a week in severe winter conditions on his own after a highway accident but LJ proved everybody wrong. Around noon on Thursday, Dec. 29, LeRoy and Jorjan Woodward of Fairview, N.D., were heading to Billings when they hit a nasty patch of ice 10 miles outside of town around mile marker 150.  Their...
  • Max Bartholomew, 53, of Miles City died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. In January 2016 he was diagnosed with cancer. Mr. Bartholomew was born Jan. 19, 1963, the second son of Don and Frances Bartholomew. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Parlor, 1806 Main St....
  • The Miles City Generals squirts hockey team had a most excellent weekend in Havre, winning four games while outscoring their opponents by a combined 45-10. On Saturday, the Generals got off to a fast start, cruising to a 10-0 first period lead en route to an 18-0 victory over Butte. Kameron Lockie had the hot hand for the Generals, scoring four...