Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   There are lots of big charities that support research into cancer and other devastating medical conditions but, as Rosa Neese of Miles City discovered when she was first diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer, there is very little immediate help, for immediate problems. Cindy Reid, who had been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML...
  •   Scott Gray, public works director for Miles City, says that while the snow clearing budget “definitely has taken a hit,” the city still has enough funding and storage space to keep up.   Snow is being piled up along the BNSF right-of-way behind the courthouse by both the city and the state and local contractors clearing...
  •   Ernest R. “Ernie” Schmitt, 85, of Fromberg, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Billings Clinic Comfort Care. Mr. Schmitt was born in Miles City to Michael and Katherine Hjorth Schmitt on May 29, 1928. He spent his first years on the Meredith Community homestead and attended early grade school years there. He graduated from Custer...
  •   Virginia Raye Decker “Ginger” Kiltie, 71, of Miles City died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Mrs. Kiltie was born in Ronan on Aug. 14, 1942, the daughter of Henry Christopher and Flora Belle Pierce Decker. She grew up and attended schools in Ronan through the eighth grade. She attended...
  •   CMSgt (ret) James Horace Kildare, 69, of Great Falls passed away with his wife and daughter by his side, on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Benefis Hospital due to stroke complications.  At his request no services are being planned. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home. Jim was born in Miles City, Montana...
  •   By DON COGGER              Star Staff Writer Recess can be one of the most important tools for elementary-age students for emotional and intellectual development, as well as a means of exercise. That said, recess is a lot more fun when there’s playground equipment to play on, as the students of...
  •   Funeral services for Eunice Lodahl will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 21. Rev. Tim Hutslar will officiate at the service at the Froid Community Center; private interment at Big Lake Cemetery will follow. Eunice died early Tuesday morning, December 17 at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson; she was 81. Eunice Vivian Jacobsen was...
  •   The Miles Community College basketball teams ended the 2013 portion of their seasons with splits at the Northwest College Tournament in Powell, Wyo., last weekend. The Pioneers beat the Colorado Kings, an all-star team, 104-94 and then lost to Laramie County 89-84. The Lady Pioneers beat the Northwest All-Stars 85-59 and then lost to the...
  •   A discussion on whether students attending private schools such as Sacred Heart should be eligible to participate in the Miles City Unified School District’s athletic programs was continued at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Unified Board of Trustees. Originally addressed at November’s meeting, Policy 3510 as it currently...
  •   LAWLOR, Fern L. (98 Years Young) of Spokane, formerly of Miles City, Montana, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 11, 2013. She was born in North Dakota, the oldest daughter of Roy W. and Charlotte Denniston Griggs. Her family moved to Forsyth, Montana when she was a small child. She attended and graduated from schools there.   In 1935...