Monthly archive

June, 2015

  • Kurt Kelby Lehti, 63, died June 3, 2015.  He was born January 2, 1952 in Miles City, Montana, to George A. and Lois Venus Lehti. He attended six years at Cartersville Grade School and graduated from Rosebud High School in 1970, both located in Rosebud County. He grew up on the family farm at Rosebud and after his father George died in 2002,...
  •   Alden F. “Bud” Rice, 91, died at the Garfield County Nursing Home in Jordan on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Mr. Rice was born on Dec. 20, 1923, in Fargo, Minnesota. He was adopted by Charles and Bernice Rice and attended elementary school near Dent, Minnesota. After completing the eighth grade he moved to California to live with his...
  •   Erma Rumph, 96, died at the family home in Biddle on Friday, June 5, 2015. Mrs. Rumph was born on Nov. 18, 1918, to Raymond and Ada Adams Weischedel. She was the oldest of seven children. She was raised on the family homestead at the head of Olmsted Creek north of Recluse, Wyoming. She attended country school near her home and high school...
  •   Edward Eugene “Ed” Cooke, 78, died at Holy Rosary Healthcare on Friday, June 5, 2015, due to complications from a brain aneurysm. Mr. Cooke was born March 25, 1937, in Pekin, Illinois, to Everett Edward Cooke and Ida Lou Coomer Cooke, joining his only sibling, sister Laura. When he was six years old, the family moved from...
  •   Picture spending 10 months with people you had never met before. Now picture it as a young adult living in forests, orchards and tents, roaming state to state. Welcome to AmeriCorps, a national service organization.  For a couple of weeks, Miles City has had the privilege of hosting a team of 10 individuals who helped the city survey...
  •   On Flag Day, Sunday, June 14, members of the American Legion Custer Post 5 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery, near the cemetery shop. Those planning to attend should bring their own lawn chairs for seating. In case of lightning or heavy rain, the...
  •   Emergency medical technicians received training last week on a  portable electrocardiogram (ECG) unit, as well as other training as part of the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline Montana program. Miles City has received a $25,000 grant that covers the portable electrocardiogram (ECG) and is working on a second grant...
  •   On a summer day in 1947, baseball icon Babe Ruth made a fuel stop at Miles City’s Frank Wiley Field during a national tour for American Legion baseball.  Kids of all ages flocked up to the airport to get a glimpse of their home run hero, batting legend and Hall of Famer. Ruth died the following year. He was known for signing many...
  •   The first Special Guest Friday portion of the Summer Reading Program at the Miles City Public Library featured a hot topic: Fire Safety. Miles City Fire & Rescue personnel demonstrated some of their equipment and shared tips with the kids on how to stay safe in fire situations. The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is...
  •   To be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, a building must be a minimum of 50 years old. Next year, a familiar building on Miles City’s Main Street will reach that milestone. The Miles City Bank was chartered in 1944. In 1963, it purchased the Wibaux Building on the southeast corner of Seventh and Main Street,...