Monthly archive

December, 2015

  • Local residents are encouraged to provide input for future planning at 6 p.m. Monday in Miles Community College Room 106. The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy town meeting will be an interactive session to review the previous year and assess the current projects, assets and needs in the community. The town meeting is hosted by the...
  • A program implemented a little more than a year ago by the Custer County Attorney’s Office has been helping people convicted of criminal offenses in the county pay off any fines they may have while aiding two entities that assist needy individuals and families in Custer County. “In Montana, someone convicted of a criminal offense can...
  • Residential sewer rates are proposed to double and commercial rates are expected to go higher than that in January, but the public will get an opportunity to voice its concerns at a public hearing on Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The Miles City Council passed a resolution of intent at its Nov. 24 meeting. A resolution will be before the council...
  • Kenneth D. Smith, Jr., 70, passed away at home in Billings on November 30, 2015, after a long struggle with mesothelioma. His loving wife, Diane, was at his side through it all.  The son of Kenneth D. and Clare Smith, Kenny was born and raised in Miles City, MT. He is survived by his wife and his sister, along with her family. A Memorial Mass...
  • A newly formed Transportation Advisory Committee will be holding a series of meetings Wednesday and Thursday and is seeking public input for the future transportation plans for the greater Miles City area.  The public is particularly asked to attend the 6 p.m. public hearing on Wednesday in Room 106 at Miles Community College. City Planner in...
  • Dwight Fredrick Livengood, 67, of Miles City, died Saturday, Nov, 28, 2015, near 2 p.m. in Billings at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Present with him were his son, granddaughter with unborn great-granddaughter, and his fiancée, Magdalena “Margaret” Gross. Mr. Livengood, who was nicknamed “Buster,” was born Dec. 12,...
  • Yvonne Ellen (Ketchum) Niles, age 59, of Billings formerly of Terry passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015 in Terry. Yvonne was born to Morrell and Patricia (Neumann) Ketchum on Oct. 3, 1956 in Baker, MT. She departed us suddenly on Nov 28, 2015.  The youngest of 5, she attended grade school in Mildred and graduated from Terry High School...

November, 2015

  • As education advances even farther into the age of technology, hard copy textbooks are fading into the past with computers and tablets moving into their place.  Recently, Washington Middle School’s social studies program received computers for all students to use. The idea began with Aaron Essex, a social studies teacher at the school....
  • The Empty Stocking Program is celebrating its 32nd anniversary in Miles City this year. This program assists the less fortunate families and individuals in Miles City and the surrounding area. The program first started with the Custer County Office of Public Assistance, and for more than 26 years it was run out of that office. Starting in 2011,...
  • A memorial service for David “Hutch” Glen Hutchings, 62, of Baker, will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. Dave left this life on November 21, 2015 at his home in Baker, MT. David “Hutch” Hutchings was born July 17, 1953 in Elk City, OK to Louis and Mary Nell (St Clair) Hutchings...