Monthly archive

June, 2015

  •   Miles City’s Cowtown Cook-off is drawing barbecue cooks from several states, and it’s hard to know who is looking forward to the event more: the cooks or the public with a taste for barbecue.   Lon Mitchell and his wife, Jo Anne, are from Rozet, Wyo. They make up the team Jo-Bawb’s BBQ, and this is the second year...
  •   Riverside Park will be filled with the tantalizing aroma of barbecue and the sounds of live music Friday and Saturday for the second Miles City Cowtown Cook-Off.  Friday’s event is for barbecuers of all skill levels to enter a friendly competition, while Saturday is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)-sanctioned event with...
  •   While Miles City mostly experienced some brief high wind, other areas last night received heavy rain and, in some cases, hail. The Molt-Rapelje area was hit, with some farmers losing corn and wheat to large hail. Some ranches had corn extensively damaged, but cattle grazing in another area on the ranch were only rained on. Broadus received...
  •   The Tongue River Railroad, a project that dates back to the early 19th century, with its latest reiteration dating back to the 1980s, was the topic of a public hearing conducted by members of the Surface Transportation Board, Office of Environmental Analysis at Miles Community College on June 9. Ken Blodgett and Danielle Gosselin...
  •    This summer is the 12th anniversary of the Annual Fourth of July Parade and Riverside Park Activities.  Entries for this year’s parade are being sought. The Fourth of July Committee is urging early registration. They are looking for floats and entries of all kinds. There is no registration fee for participating in the...
  •   Robert Martin “Marty” Wilcox, age 63, formerly of Miles City, passed away on June 9, 2015, in Great Falls, MT. Marty is survived by his wife, Johna, of Great Falls; three sons, Patrick of Miles City, Christopher (Kate) Wilcox of Denver, Colo., and Matthew (Kelly) Wilcox of Minneapolis, Minn.; and a grandson, Hugh Wilcox of...
  •   Ida L. Nybo, age 86, of Miles City died on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Cottonwood Care Home in Miles City. Ida L. Nybo, the first born of Chris & Clara Stathamin-Fredricksen, was born January 16, 1929 in Ainsworth, Neb. Together with her family, brothers Doug and Donald, and sisters Helen and Patricia, they moved to Miles City, Mont.,...
  •   John (as his birth certificate spells it) Carl Metropoulos, formerly of Miles City, died on June 11, 2015. Known as the Miles City sheik, broadcaster and erstwhile sailor, he worked hard, created many things of beauty, enjoyed life some, though perhaps not enough, and at the end struggled mightily to keep it. His greatest pride was in the...
  •   The Miles City Outlaws went 3-2 on the weekend at the Williston Tournament and took fourth place out of 10 teams participating. The Outlaws beat the SE Legacy Twins 7-3, thumped Wahpeton 10-1, ran over Richland County 9-2. They fell 9-2 to the Saskatoon Giants and 9-0 to the IP Prospects. The Outlaws head to Omaha, Neb., this weekend for...
  •   Money continues to flow into the Connors Stadium renovation project, with a big push in the works with the major grant due July 1.  The estimated cost for phase 1 (to replace the press box, columns, canopy and any rotted wooden structure) is around $280,000, which will be covered by donations, grants and donated labor and materials. As...