Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   Carol Brakke, age 73, of Big Timber passed away on December 14, 2013 surrounded by her three children following an unexpected and severe stroke.  Carol was born in Jordan, Montana on July 6, 1940. She moved to Miles City with her parents and five brothers when she was a teenager. They lived on Stower Street in a cozy little home that...
  •   Charles S. Redman, 91, of Miles City, died Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at Holy Rosary Healthcare of congestive heart failure. Mr. Redman was born in a private home near Ismay on Nov. 16, 1922, the son of Winfield and Jetta Dickson Redman. He attended country schools the first through the eighth grades. He attended high school in Ismay. He...
  •   Frances Leila Ziebarth, 90, of Miles City died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare Center in Miles City. She was born in Taylor, N.D., on Dec. 17, 1923, the daughter of Otto Hilmer and Rosalie Elizabeth Gribneau Myran. She attended schools in Miles City where she graduated from high school in 1943. Following graduation,...
  •   Louetta Marie Pinkerton Blanchard, 90, of Miles City, formerly of Livingston, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at the Friendship Villa Healthcare in Miles City. Mrs. Blanchard was born on Sept. 1, 1923, in Gallatin Valley, the daughter of Charley and Hattie Pinkerton. She attended grade school and graduated from high school in White Hall. She...
  •   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...