Monthly archive

September, 2014

  •   With the controversy surrounding the Department of Veteran Affairs health care system still fresh in the mind of the nation, Montana’s congressional delegation remains committed to assisting Montana veterans. After reports earlier this year that the VA mismanaged waiting lists for veterans seeking care, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced...
  •    Jack Lowell Hanley, 96, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Friendship Villa Nursing Home in Miles City. Mr. Hanley was born on March 30, 1918, to Clifford and Ethel Hanley in Calumet (rural northern Carter County). He was the born the second of five sons. His brothers were George, Gene “Bucky,” Clifford “Swede...
  •   Two incumbents and two challengers are running for two seats on the Custer County Commission, and all attended Thursday night’s Candidates Forum at Miles Community College. (A total of 15 candidates attended the forum. Their comments will be covered over several days. Today the Miles City Star focuses on the county commissioner races...
  •   Funeral Service for Esther Murphy, 80, of Baker, MT, will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 29, 2014, at Baker Community Church with Pastor Neva Rathbun. Burial will follow at Bonnievale Cemetery in Baker. Prayer Service will be 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. Visitation for Esther will be from 1:00...
  •   When it comes to having healthy trees, one must think and consider possibilities ahead of action - way ahead. With trees having a lifespan of over 100 years, it takes generations to see results and generations to solve problems when they crop up. The Emerald Ash Borer is one problem that is beginning to crop up across America. To help raise...
  •   Lily Taylor Larson, infant daughter of Dustin Larson and Tasha Taylor, was born into heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Bozeman.  Lily’s life on earth was short, however she knew only love. She touched the lives of many and showed her loved ones that life is precious no matter the duration.  Lily was born with trisomy 18...
  •   Gavin King, 14, of Miles City died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. Gavin was born on March 10, 2000, in Miles City, the son of Kim Thompson and Timothy King. He grew up and attended grade school in Miles City. Gavin was quite the athlete, playing everything from football, basketball, golf and baseball....
  •   Charles “Charlie” Edward Oster, 82, died at his home in Miles City on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. He was born to George and Emma Schock Oster on Sept. 16, 1932, on the ranch near Ismay. He was number nine of 10 children to include Edna, Aletha, George “Red,” Walter, Pauley, Bertha, Ilene, and Claude. Violet “Marie...
  •   Sherlen “Sherry” Rae Trafton Zimmerman died at home on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was born in Miles City to Helen (Holmlund) and Sherman Trafton on July 26, 1944. She was part of the first graduating class of Billings West High School in Billings. She spent her freshman year at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota,...
  •   Harlowe L. Vollmer, 66, of Jordan died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at his home in Jordan. Mr. Vollmer was born on June 26, 1948, the son of Oscar and Linda Hahn Vollmer in Jordan. He grew up and attended grade school in Jordan. He graduated from Garfield County High School in 1966 and shortly after joined the Army. During his time with the...