Monthly archive

May, 2015

  •   The April 19 house fire that claimed one life and destroyed two homes was officially declared to have been accidental from “an undetermined heat source,” according to Lt. Justin Russell of Miles City Fire and Rescue.  Sixty-seven-year-old Clark Malvin, who lived in the home where the fire originated, died at Holy Rosary...
  • Cancer sucks. There are very few people left in the world who have not uttered those two words, and maybe a few other stronger ones. Nearly everyone has been affected by cancer, whether it’s a family member or close friend, or they have battled it themselves. And it sucks. In my tenure at the Star, two of my favorite people in the Miles City...
  • Stockman Bank revealed today it plans to build a new state-of-the-art Data Center in Miles City, with the goal of it being able to open by the end of 2017. Stockman Bank Chief Technology Officer Paul Roble commented, “With Stockman’s continued strong growth across Montana and the expansion of technology throughout our company and...
  •   Jeffrey Christopher Peila, DVM, rode over the great divide on April 29, 2015, after a tenacious battle with cancer.  A Christmas blessing, Jeff was born on December 25, 1950, to Martha (Sutton) and Joseph Peila in Denver, Colorado. The eldest of eight, he spent his toddler years on the sandy-soiled ranch in Akron, CO. At age 3, he and...

April, 2015

  •     Spring is a time of new beginnings. It also is a great time to sort out and get rid of unwanted items, clean up homes, garages and storage units, and tidy and spruce up yards, parks and other outdoor spaces. Local and area residents can take advantage of the warmer weather by getting outside on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, and...
  •   Elizabeth “Betty” McCourt, 94, of Miles City died Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Mrs. McCourt was born on Jan. 3, 1921, in Moore, the daughter of Edward and Tina Gerringa McCourt. She grew up in Ismay.  She attended grade school and graduated from Custer County High School at the age...
  •   Funeral Services for AJ Buck, 32, of Ekalaka will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Carter County High School Gymnasium in Ekalaka. Burial will be in the Little Missouri Lutheran Cemetery at Ekalaka. Mr. Buck died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in his home in Great Falls. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at:...
  •   Cancer sucks. There are very few people left in the world who have not uttered those two words, and maybe a few other stronger ones. Nearly everyone has been affected by cancer, whether it’s a family member or close friend, or they have battled it themselves. And it sucks. In my tenure at the Star, two of my favorite people in the...
  •   A special fund has been designated to start raising funds to restore the Stacy Memorial Fountain in Wibaux Park. It is hoped that the restoration can be done in connection with marking the park’s 100th anniversary next year. The project is expected to cost about $50,000. Many groups have voiced interest in helping in the past, but the...
  •   A two-woman comedy featuring the songs of Patsy Cline will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Park Place to raise money for the Wibaux Park Fountain Restoration Project. “Always ... Patsy Cline” is a true story about a Texas housewife who was a big fan of the singer and got a chance to meet her in 1961. Their...