Monthly archive

November, 2016

  • 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...
  • Republican Ken Holmlund of Miles City was re-elected to his seat in the Montana legislature on Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Steve Mugglie 54 precent to 46 percent.  When reached today, Holmlund, who was re-elected to represent House District 38, said he was “thrilled by the whole turnout and the whole thing.” While he...
  • Custer County voters flocked to the polls on Tuesday, rejecting initiatives to liberalize medical marijuana laws and ban trapping on public lands, and supporting Republicans Donald Trump for President and Greg Gianforte for governor. Custer County Clerk and Recorder Linda Corbett said in a press release Wednesday that “Custer County voters...
  • The Bobcats’ solid zone defense held the All Stars to just four points in the first half, but a 6-1 run in the third quarter lifted the All Stars to a 13-9 victory in the fifth and sixth grade girls’ basketball championship game on Tuesday night in the Custer County District High School gym.  The Bobcats were led in the first...
  • Robert Vernon “Bob” Schell of Miles City, formerly of Camp Crook, South Dakota, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive after a brief illness. Family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Graveside services will be...
  • For reasons personal to him, on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, Jeff Donnelly, 51, of Miles City chose to leave us. The void at his home, his shop and mostly in our hearts will never be completely filled, but the best chance is to start filling it with memories and love. Family was very important to him; he loved them all as they did him. A Memorial Service...
  • After Thursday’s meeting of the Miles City Area Economic Development Council (MCAEDC) representatives from the Billings Chamber of Commerce and the Big Sky Economic Development Administration (EDA) presented information on a Local Option Tax. A Local Option Tax is a maximum 3 percent sales tax that would be used for specific community...
  • Maribeth Harrison Rose, 95, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, MT. She was born on September 10, 1921, in Omaha, NE, to parents William Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Newton) Harrison. Maribeth attended Indiana University and received her Masters of Education from Montana State...