Monthly archive

February, 2017

  • Alfretta Kountz Mack Ofstedal passed away peacefully the night of February 8th at the age of 99 years old, at the McCone County Health Center in Circle. Alfretta was born January 14th, 1918 to Joe and Maude (Clariage) Kountz in the Watkins Community near Brockway, MT. She was the fifth child in a family of six. She attended school in Brockway....
  • Jewelry, flowers and candy, as always, are in high demand this Valentine’s Day, according to Miles City businesses.  Sandy Anderson from Creative Corner by Sandy said candy and flowers are always popular, but at her store she notices one year flowers are more of the focus, then the next year its candy, then it’s a stuffed animal...
  • Larry Ray Kuchynka, age 71 of Miles City, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 11, 2017, after a short battle with cancer. Larry was born on July 6, 1945 in Valley City, ND, the eldest of Henry & Shirley Kuchynka’s six children. The family moved to Miles City, MT when Larry was baby, where he attended...
  • The James T. Flinn Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1579 celebrated its 85th anniversary in Miles City with an Armed Forces Appreciation Dinner and Dance on Saturday afternoon and evening. A free ham and roast beef dinner with all the trimmings was served at the VFW Hall located at 119 S. Sixth St. on Saturday afternoon. “We fed around 200...
  • Sacred Heart School was bustling on Thursday afternoon with students presenting their science fair projects. The science fair consists of Sacred Heart students and those from the rural schools.  According to Sacred Heart Principal Bart Freese, the science fair has been going on for around 20 years.  “One of the teachers at Kircher...
  • The Custer County District High School girls basketball team split a pair of games in weekend action. The Cowgirls escaped Ashton with a narrow 62-54 win over St. Labre Catholic School on Friday, but fell 61-37 to Billings West on Saturday at home. Custer County used balance scoring, a tenacious defense, and dominance on the boards to better St....
  • The Miles City Unified School District’s 5th- and 6th-Grade basketball season is underway, with a quartet of games played to date, and more scheduled for tonight and tomorrow.  In Feb. 2 action, the Thundercats won 28-10 after holding the Green Machines to just two points in the second half. Caleb Brossman scored 10 points, all in the...
  • The St. Labre Catholic School boys basketball team entered the Tyler Burk zone on Friday, and exited with a lopsided loss. Burk, Custer County District High School’s senior guard, exploded for 28 points in the first half as the Cowboys built a 20-point lead in the first 11 minutes and cruised to a 81-60 win. “Tyler’s offense got...
  • If you punched the numbers prior to the Custer County District High School wrestling team’s arrival at the All-Class State Wrestling Tournament in Billings last weekend, the logical conclusion was that it would be a learning experience at best. Coach Jon Harris’ Cowboys  headed to Billings with the youngest team of his coaching...
  • Growing up in a small town like Miles City can shape a person and for Caleb Frare this little town did just that. Frare, 23, was born in Billings but raised in Miles City. He was drafted by the New York Yankees’ professional baseball organization right after graduating from Custer County District High School in 2012. He currently plays for...