Monthly archive

September, 2016

  • About 80 people attended Thursday night’s town meeting but they weren’t very interested in giving input about whether the Custer County Commissioners should take ownership of the Veterans Administration complex or what could be done with the property. Instead most of the speakers wanted to vent their anger at the VA system.  Some...
  • John J. Sampsel, M.D., age 90, of Miles City passed away peacefully with his wife and son Curt by his side on Saturday, September 3, 2016. John was born on February 16, 1926 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of William H. and Marguerite (Brennan) Sampsel.  He enlisted in the Army in 1945. He served in the European theatre in the 42nd...
  • The Ray Bonneville Band will perform Saturday at the Waterworks Art Museum in Miles City as part of the Confluence concert series. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance, and $20 at the gate. A press release describes Bonneville as a master storyteller who reveals “chapters of … hard-won...
  • After a brief pause, the Miles City Woman’s Club’s popular Home Tour is back. The 13th tour, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, will start at the Historic Miles City Academy, the former Ursuline Convent, at 1411 Leighton Blvd.  Doors will open at 12:40 p.m. with tours starting promptly at 1 p.m. The tours, sponsored by the General...
  • The Tongue River Herd of fanciful metal horses that graced Miles City this summer rode off into the sunset late last month. But if local community boosters have their way, the 21 metal sculptures will find a permanent pasture in Miles City. The Miles City Economic Development Council (MCEDC), which is working with a committee of local citizens,...
  • Attendance for the four days of the Eastern Montana Fair was down somewhat this year, with 11,500 people coming through the gates. That gate attendance figure represents a decline of about 340 persons compared to the 2017 Fair, according to Fair Manager Gail Shaw. Shaw said that the attendance on opening day and Thursday was lower than usual,...
  • Shirley Ann Schillinger, 87, of Vida died on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at the family farm of natural causes. She was born on March 23, 1929, the daughter of Arnold and Jenny Johnson Njaa in Glendive. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 tonight at the Stevenson and Son’s Funeral Home in Circle. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday...
  • Rita J. Lindvold, age 86, of Miles City passed away September 5, 2016 at Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Rita was born in Miles City on October 30, 1929 to Jesse and Doris (Popp) Harris. Rita attended grade school for six years at Elk Creek School in Sonnette, two years at Terret Butte School on Butte Creek, three years at Powder River...
  • Richard C. Bonine, 79, of Roundup, MT left his earthly body September 6, 2016 as a result of cancer.  He was born July 7, 1937 in Worland, WY to Buren and Helen (Healy) Bonine and spent most of his life in Miles City, MT. He and his wife of 56 years, Jane, raised 13 children. His children and their families carry on his legacy as does his...
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is planning a boat ramp replacement project at West Rosebud Fishing Access Site near Forsyth, according to the FWP  Construction is tentatively scheduled from Sept. 6 to approximately Oct. 7. The site will remain open to the public, but access to the boat ramp and effected river bank will be closed during...