Monthly archive

June, 2016

  • The annual Martha Miles Memorial Rodeo, All Go No Whoa, took place Saturday at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds. Ranch team roping, and relay ranch horse races took place during the event. The rodeo is always held the first weekend after Memorial Day and all proceeds benefit the Rural PA Scholarship Fund.  
  • The Custer County Cowgirls traveled to Belgrade for the State Softball Tournament last weekend. Thursday the Cowgirls took on the Fergus County Eagles, but couldn’t overcome an early deficit. The Cowgirls fell 10-6 to the Eagles. Fergus started strong and didn’t let up. They had six unanswered runs in the first two innings.  The...
  • On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Byron Hoppe died peacefully in his sleep while in his home in Broadus. He was the first of 11 children born to Byron Hugo Hoppe and Luella May Kilfoy, on Feb. 19, 1954, in Billings. He married his high school sweetheart, Veronica Ruth Contreraz, Aug. 31, 1974, and they remained married for 28 years. He was an avid...
  • Stevensville  —  In loving memory of Rod Leonard Beeler, born June 4, 1940, passed away May 26, 2016 at his home in Stevensville of natural causes.  Rod was born in Wibaux, MT to George and Helen (Accert) Beeler. He was raised and educated in Wibaux. The majority of Rod’s working career was spent in the oil fields....
  • If you were a high school student interested in studying agriculture, home economics, nursing or related subjects at  Montana State College (later Montana State University) in Bozeman, from 1955 through the late 1960s, you were probably going to apply for the Jack Hume Scholarship. It was a valuable scholarship, offering students $500 a year...
  • Tuesday voters will be voting in the state’s primary election.  Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in precincts 1-4 and noon to 8 p.m. in the rural precincts. For area House Districts:  — In House District No. 37 (east and north of Miles City) Republican Bill Harris of Winnett, Democrat Judi Cramer of Fallon and Republican...
  • In Tuesday’s primary election locals Ken Holmlund and Steve Muggli will be on the ballot for House District No. 38. The candidates were asked some basic questions and here are their answers.  (Both will advance to the General Election.)   Ken Holmlund (Rep.) Why do you want to run? I feel I owe more to the country than I could...
  • Moods were light in the May 23 meeting of the Miles Community College Board of Trustees with the pressure and stress of another graduation behind them. A small part of the meeting was dedicated to swearing in the re-elected board trustees, Mark Petersen, Debbie Morford and Rusty Irion.  The board chose Petersen as the new chair, replacing...
  • Neither Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility Superintendent Steve Ray nor Pine Hills School principal Kimberly Leslie could remember the last time Pine Hills held a formal graduation ceremony.  Students finish high school every year but usually one at a time and that’s how the diplomas are presented. This year, however, the Pine Hills...