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February, 2017

  • Evelyn Loraine Frees Stroh, 87, of Miles City, formerly of Colorado, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Miles City. She was born to Lawrence Edward and Etta Bernice Frees on Feb. 18, 1929, in Denver, Colorado. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. at 2:30 p.m. at the Valley Community Church in Miles City. Stevenson and Sons Funeral...
  • Dean Martenson, age 91, of Billings formerly of Miles City passed away January 30, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Billings. Dean was born on July 4, 1925 to Peter and June Martenson, one of three sons and one daughter. He graduated from Custer County High School in 1943 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Navy where he...
  • He eats a healthy diet, excludes all junk food. He lift weights in the morning, does hot yoga (in which the studio temperature exceeds 90 degrees) every evening. He talks about taking his sport as seriously as he can, and he lists his family as the most influential people in his life. When he says it, it’s more than just a canned soundbite...
  • Bulls by the dozens took up temporary residence in downtown Miles City today as the 25th annual Cowtown Beef Breeder’s Show unfolded on Main Street. The Show gives producers a chance to show off their breeding stock and offer their reasons for why other ranchers should want to add these genes to their herds. They were joined by assorted...
  • At its annual meeting the Miles City Area Economic Development Council (MCAEDC) announced that they hired a new executive director. Local resident Tracy Baker was hired to fill the position that has been vacant for several months. Mike Coryell stepped down in November after about 10 years on the job. Since then the economic development office in...
  • The 25th Annual Cowtown Beef Breeder’s Show is scheduled for Friday in downtown Miles City. Current plans are for 42 pens for yearling bulls to be assembled on Main Street by members of the local FFA with the show officially starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until 4 p.m. Producers are coming from three states. In addition to bulls and breeders...
  • The Miles City Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited will attempt to acquire a grant to build a fishing jetty into the lake at Spotted Eagle Recreation Area in Miles City. The group went before the Miles City Council last week and got a thumbs up for the project. Walleyes Unlimited will apply for a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) grant for $8,777,...
  • Changes in the weather affect many things, ranging from how doors in buildings close, or don’t, to people’s joints. This week, the warming temperatures in Miles City caused the Miles City Public Library, located at 1 S. 10th St., to close for a few days. “You know that flat roof we have on the building? The snow started melting...
  • Going to college can be scary but events like the Pioneer Preview Day at Miles Community College can help ease the nerves of potential students. McKinna Fleming, a senior at Circle High School, attended the event on Monday with eight other seniors and two juniors from Circle. According to Fleming, the nine attending seniors out of the class of 26...

January, 2017

  • On a cold winter day, the Eastern Montana Fair may seem like it is a long time in the future. But for Fair Manager Gail Shaw, she is already ironing out the final details for the 2017 edition.  The regional meeting where fair managers book acts and schedule dates was held back in November and even then, according to the chairman of the Custer...