Monthly archive

January, 2014

  •   Gerald James “Jerry” Haugen age 75 of Cody, Wyoming passed away from the result of an auto accident near Lander, WY on Friday, January 17, 2014. Jerry was born May 23, 1938 on the family farm in Sutton, ND to Joseph and Cecilia Haugen. He graduated from Wimbledon High School in Wimbledon, ND in 1956. He served in the US Navy...
  •   Colleen P. Malek, 83, of Miles City, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at the Friendship Villa in Miles City. Mrs. Malek was born on March 2, 1930, in Miles City, the daughter of Claude and Violet Stepper Pickard. The family lived in Sumatra, Mildred, Plevna, Ismay and Harlowton where she graduated as the valedictorian of her class. After...
  •   After more than 15 years of efforts, Rural Improvement District No. 1, which will provide sewer lines along Valley Drive East over to Gumflat Road and Cheyenne and Kootenai avenues, is almost a reality. On Thursday, the Custer County Commissioners will formally open bids for the long-anticipated project.  About 100 low-income...
  •   Helen Elysabeth Lund passed away peacefully on January 11, 2014 in Redlands, California with family by her side. She was born September 18, 1923 in Wolf Point, Montana to Ole and Ina Olson. Her father Ole was a farm equipment dealer and county commissioner and mother Ina a teacher. She grew up and attended schools in eastern Montana,...
  •   By the late 1930s, most of the old settlers who first came to eastern Montana in the days of the open range were dead and more were dying every day.  The final months of 1938 had a number of such deaths, which is probably what prompted the remaining old cowboys to get together and celebrate their youth. A group of “range riders,...
  •   Evelyn Louane Grovenstein, 87, died in Billings on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, after a short illness.  Louane, or “Moth” as she was known to her children, was born to Syble Louane Rinker Holden and Frank Bishop Holden in Brewster, Wash., (Okanogan County) on May 5, 1926. She graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1944 and...
  •   Patricia Ann “Pat” Pickering, 76, of Miles City died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her home in Miles City. Born on July 14, 1937, in Forsyth, she was the daughter of Lee and Birdena McJunkin Cartwright. She attended school at Vananda, Hammond Valley and graduated from Colstrip High School. Following her schooling, she went to...
  •   The Miles Community College basketball teams hosted Sheridan College in a Region IX double-header on Saturday afternoon at the MCC Centra. The Lady Pioneers lost 66-55 and then the Pioneers dropped a heart-breaking 81-80 game in the nightcap. The MCC women dropped to 11-9 on the season and 2-5 in the Region IX North standings. The MCC men...
  •   The Custer County District High School Cowboy basketball team dropped a 63-47 decision against a tough Class AA Billings West team on Friday night at home, but bounced back to beat Class B St. Labre on Saturday night in Ashland, 71-58. The Cowboys are now 3-6 overall on the year and remain 1-4 in the Eastern A. They will travel to Hardin on...
  •   The Custer County District High School Cowgirl basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday night at home against Class B St. Labre. That came after a tough 49-40 loss at Class AA Billings West on Friday night. “We actually put together a good weekend,” Cowgirls Head Coach Jacqui Engstrom said. “We have...