Monthly archive

January, 2017

  • Falling sales are responsible for the closing of the Rue 21 clothing store at 506 S. Haynes Ave. in Miles City, according to acting store manager Gerald Mace. The last day of business will be Saturday. “Business is down,” he said. Mace went to work at the store in August. “I should have seen the writing on the wall in the first...
  • Custer County’s representatives in the Montana House — Ken Holmlund (R-Miles City) and Geraldine Custer (R-Forsyth) — are beginning their second terms in the Legislature. Holmlund said that, “as a sophomore,” they will be the ones showing the new legislators around the back corridors of the Capitol. The big issue...

December, 2016

  • (Editor’s Note: The Miles City Star news staff voted last week for the Top 10 stories in Miles City in 2016. Summaries of stories numbers 1-5 are below. Summaries of stories 6-10 were published in Thursday’s newspaper.) 1. Price sentenced to life for Miles City murder ntenced to life in prison with no chance of parole on Dec. 5 for...
  • Dispatch costs for the City of Miles City and Custer County have gone up, one of the few things that have changed in the annual Interlocal Agreement, which the Miles City Council approved Tuesday. The agreement is set up to share services between the two government entities for the current fiscal year.  Thursday morning Councilwoman Susanne...
  • A. Carrol Jacobson-Witcher, 76, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Holy Rosary Extended Care. Carrol was born September 11, 1940 to James and Alice Hanson Jacobson at the farm in Simms, ND. She started school there and moved to Miles City, MT in the 3rd grade. She graduated from Custer County High School in 1958. In 1961, she married J.R....
  • Ruth Ann Tooke, age 14 months, of Miles City, passed away on December 24, 2016. She was born on September 28, 2015 to Jackie Tooke. In her short life, she touched many lives. Ruth enjoyed being outside in the elements. She loved all animals, especially cats, dogs, horses, and cows.  At such a young age, she enjoyed singing and dancing to...
  • (Editor’s Note: The Miles City Star news staff voted for the Top 10 stories in Miles City in 2016. Summaries of numbers 6-10 are below. Summaries of stories 1-5 will be published in Friday’s newspaper.) 6. Ag Advancement Center   For the past four years Miles Community College (MCC) has been working toward building an Ag...
  • The City of Miles City and Custer County will share the cost of the Flood Protection Project, with the city paying 70 percent of the costs not covered by grants or outside funding, and the county paying 30 percent. The project includes a study, supplemental profession services, and bond counsel services in determining funding options for finding a...
  • Duane E. Wellnitz, age 79, passed away on December 26, 2016 at Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Duane was born in 1937 in Milbank, SD in Grant County. He was a hard working farm boy and attended rural country schools to high school days and then went on to the military. He served four years with the United States Air Force serving in...
  • Leon B. Shipman, age 76 of Miles City, passed away on December 25, 2016 at the Holy Rosary Health Center. Leon was born on February 25, 1940 in Ismay, MT. He was the son of Dale and Hazel (Deeks) Shipman. He attended grade school at Ismay, Kinsey and Custer County District High School. He enlisted in the United States Army in January of 1959. He...