Monthly archive

January, 2014

  •   The Miles Community College baseball team added its first Montanan for the 2014-15 season with the signing of Kale Murgel of Helena. Murgel is the second player of the 2014-15 class to sign with MCC. Murgel, a 6’4, 185-pound pitcher, is a senior at Helena High. In addition to being an All-Conference pitcher for the Helena Senators, he...
  •   The freshmen girls basketball team at Custer County District High School has had a learning season so far. They currently sit at 2-8 on the season. The Cowgirls opened the year with a 40-33 loss against Hardin. The Cowgirls were outscored 10-3 in the second quarter, proving to be the difference. Mariah Beehler and Madissen Hill led the team...
  •   The Custer County District High School JV Cowgirl basketball team has enjoyed tremendous success this season, sitting at 8-3 on the year. The Cowgirl JV opened the season with a 60-40 win at Hardin and then beat Sidney 65-28. In Hardin, the Cowgirls opened the game on a 14-4 run, but led just 22-20 at halftime. They then outscored the Lady...
  •   On Tuesday the Miles City Council unanimously passed the resolution (Resolution No. 3658) that would place the Local Government Review and the establishment of a study commission on the Primary Election ballot June 3 and levy two mills (one per year) for the study. Custer County Commissioners will be voting on the county review in mid-...
  •   John Henry “Johnny” Kolka, 68, of Volborg died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at his home in Volborg as a result of a house fire. John was born on May 31, 1945, in Miles City, the son of John and Margaret Decker Kolka. He attended first through eighth grade at South Stacey School and graduated from Custer County District High School...
  •   As the Sacred Heart School cafeteria buzzes with excitement Tuesday after school, Kevin Geary is a bit surprised with Sam Layton’s move placing his bishop deep in Kevin’s territory during the first round of the Catholic Schools Week chess tournament. The double-elimination tournament is expected to take two afternoons to come up...
  •   Elizabeth Hahn and Brett Benge exchanged vows of marriage during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Renaissance Hall in Astoria, N.Y. John Watson officiated at the ceremony. Music was arranged by Brett Benge. Guitarist was Jared Benge. Frank and Fran Hahn of Chicago, Ill., are the bride’s parents. The bridegroom...
  •   BNSF and the city are closer to an agreement on the former Northern Pacific depot, Miles City’s Preservation Officer Connie Muggli told the Miles City Council Tuesday night at City Hall. A local effort has been made to save the depot and sell it to a private entity to be restored and utilized. During the regular council meeting,...
  •   Eugene “Gene” McDonald died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. He and his twin sister, Tamma, were born Feb. 10, 1934. They were the youngest of six children born to Merton Lorene and Leo Glenn McDonald.  In 1952, Mr. McDonald joined the Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He was a part of the artillery division and a truck...
  •   Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Nation, 93, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, formerly of Miles City, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at her home. She was under the care of her family and Access Home Care and Hospice. Mrs. Nation was born May 27, 1920, in Crawford, Neb., the sixth child of seven born to Roy Churchill Curtis and Minnie Julia Clements...