Monthly archive

February, 2017

  • A standout high school baseball player from the Salt Lake Valley in Utah has opted to continue his playing career at Miles Community College, signing a national letter of intent to play for the Pioneers beginning in the 2017-18 season. The new recruit is Nate Bloxham, a catcher and 2012 graduate of Bingham High School, MCC head baseball coach...
  • John Harasymczuk, age 90, passed away peacefully the early morning of the 6th of February, 2017 at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive, MT. John was born August 7, 1926 in Chesapeake City, Maryland to John and Annie (Woznik) Harasymczuk. John was the eighth child in the family of nine children. He attended grade school in Chesapeake City...
  • Miles Community College (MCC) hosted the Agri-Energy Innovation in Eastern Montana Symposium in conjunction with the annual Cowtown Beef Breeders’ Show in Miles City on Friday.  The symposium attracted a crowd of about 50, primarily students, business leaders, college staff and community members.  With the new Ag Advancement Center...
  • The Miles City Generals U-12 Peewee hockey team went 1-4 this past weekend in league games played in Billings and Butte. The Generals dropped an 8-2 decision to the Billings A Jr Bulls. According to coaches, Miles City played tough for 37 of  the 45 minutes, but couldn’t put together a complete game. Peyton Taylor had a goal and an...
  • The Custer County District High School girls basketball team built a 14-point at the half and cruised to a 61-45 road win over Sidney on Tuesday. The Cowgirls improved to 10-4 overall and 7-3 in the Eastern A Conference with the victory. Coach Aaron Essex’s Cowgirls dominated in every facet of the game, outshooting, outrebounding and...
  • Warming temperatures are coming and so is the potential for flooding and ice jams. The warming trend is expected to begin on Thursday. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tom Frieders of the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Billings office said the NWS watches for warmer temperatures for an extended time frame, like five days. “That...
  • Six out of nine ain’t bad. That’s how many Custer County District High School wrestlers advanced to the state tournament, after placing at the Eastern A Division tournament in Glendive last weekend. “It was a really good weekend,” Cowboy head wrestling coach Jon Harris. “That’s what we were hopting for.”...
  • A 29-point win is sweet, but defeating a conference rival late in the season in front of a home crowd is even sweeter, and that’s exactly what the Custer County District High School Cowboys did on Tuesday night, stunning the Sidney Eagles 75-46.  “The guys made the decision to do their job,” said Cowboys head coach Houston...
  • In 1917, the word came down from the state capital that all restricted or segregated districts in Montana were to be closed. Which doesn’t mean what we might think it means today. County Attorney James Hunter was a little more precise when he wrote a letter to the Star explaining why he hadn’t taken action against the “houses of...
  • After an extended battle with Alzheimer’s, Vernon Victor Kaul, 78, of Billings, formerly of Terry, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Parkview Care Center in Billings. Mr. Kaul was born in Terry on Oct. 4, 1938, to Fred J. and Caroline Kaul.  Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons...