Monthly archive

August, 2016

  • Come hell or low water, the 2016 edition of Duck Days in Forsyth will go on. Despite low water conditions, hundreds of yellow rubber ducks will be released into the Yellowstone River on Saturday, with $1,000 going to the owner of the duck that crosses the finish line first. Due to the low flow, the race will be a little shorter than other years,...
  • Cheri LaBlanc Dyba of the Miles City Study Commission says there isn’t a huge difference between the charter form of government the commission recommended and the current form of city government, but there is enough of a difference for the change to make sense. As an example, sheexplained that when the city wanted to change a speed limit on...
  • Eastern Montana Fair Manager Gail Shaw said the Fair office will open Thursday, which means the Fair itself is not far behind.  However, a few items are still up in the air for the Aug. 24-27 Fair, and public input is needed to get those settled. Shaw said the Friday night concert will start later this year, at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26,...
  • Hailey Kellum, granddaughter of Ken and Donna Kellum of Miles City, was crowned Miss Teen of Montana 2016 at the Miss Teen of Montana Pageant on July 29-31 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel in Casper, Wyo. Young ladies ages 13–18 from across the state participated in the event culminating with Kellum’s crowning on July 31. According to a...
  • Fisheries biologists are investigating a fish kill on the Yellowstone River near Livingston.  State wildlife officials have now counted more than 1,000 dead mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River, but have yet to determine what’s caused the die-off. Fish experts have pointed to warmer temperatures, decreased stream flows and river...
  • The City Council has signed off, and construction is set to begin at First Interstate Bank’s new branch office on South Haynes Avenue in Miles City. The 7,000-square-foot, single-story structure will replace the existing branch at 1115 Main St. that the bank has called home for the past 30 years. Branch President Jeff Rodenbaugh said an...
  • Roland Rumph, 100, died peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Powder River Manor in Broadus on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on April 24, 1916, he was the eldest of seven children born to Clark Levi Rumph and Gertrude Anna Schaap Rumph.  In 1945 he married Erma Weischedel. They spent the next 60+ years...
  • Jamie Robot French was born in Miles City on Feb. 14, 1963. She died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loved ones after a long fought battle of 27 years with Multiple Sclerosis. She lived  a very active life and raised two daughters. She graduated from Bozeman High School in 1981 and attended Montana State University in...
  • Kathie Elaine Benjamin, 63, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings with her family by her side. She was born on July 24, 1953, in Buffalo, Wyoming, the daughter of Francis and Irene Joubert. She and Kelsey “Jake” Kipf were married Dec. 24, 1969, and they had three girls, Shanna, Kelly and Kerry. Later, she...
  • Members of last year’s U10 championship hockey team attended a hockey camp in Sylvan Lake, Alberta last week. Proud of their team’s accomplishment, many of the parents of the players got together at the end of the winning season and discussed what they could do to keep winning and to continue teaching their kids the fundamentals of...