Monthly archive

November, 2013

  •   It's without question the best weekend of football in the state of Montana.  My colleague at the Billings Gazette, Slim Kimmell, wrote a column earlier this week talking about moving all five of the high school state championship games to one location over a heck of a weekend. For a long time, I've been against that idea. I...
  •   The Miles Community College women opened the Region IX with a decisive 85-79 win over Central Wyoming last night at the Miles Community College Centra. The MCC men couldn't overcome a poor first half in their loss. The MCC teams will be hosting the Pioneer Club Invitational tonight and tomorrow night. MCC will play Lake Region tonight,...
  •   The Miles Community College basketball teams will be at home the next three nights, including their Region IX season openers. MCC will host Central Wyoming tonight at the Centra, the women at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, the Pioneers will be hosting former MonDak Conference rivals Lake Region and...
  •   The Hoop Demons held on to beat the Mini Jordans to take the championship game of the Miles City fifth- and sixth-grade tournament. Earlier in the night, the Fighting Oranges snuck by the Smurfs and the Polar Bears edged the Golden Spurs. The Golden Spurs were given the team Sportsmanship Award and the Mini Jordans had the highest ticket...
  •   The Hoop Demons held on to beat the Mini Jordans to take the championship game of the Miles City fifth- and sixth-grade tournament. Earlier in the night, the Fighting Oranges snuck by the Smurfs and the Polar Bears edged the Golden Spurs. The Golden Spurs were given the team Sportsmanship Award and the Mini Jordans had the highest ticket...
  •   AJ “Steve” Stephens passed away from natural causes on Nov. 19, 2013. AJ was born on April 4, 1920, in Harmon County, Okla., near Hollis. He was the oldest of nine children born to Ernest and Elizabeth Jane Stephens. He graduated from a rural school and attended Oklahoma A&M College at Stillwater for two years until World...
  •   Irene DeTienne, 75, of Billings, formerly of Fallon, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at her home in Billings. She was born Aug. 27 1938, the oldest child, to Anton and Eva Bullinger Dukart at the Armburst Homestead in the Dickinson, N.D., area. She attended country schools in that area, and attend high school in Dickinson. She graduated from...
  •   Back in 1893, the state took a large section of ground east of Miles City to establish what was then known as a “reform school.” It was for juveniles who committed crimes, as well as children who were homeless or came from homes where their parents couldn’t take care of them. In fact, there are records of juveniles who...
  •   As of Oct. 31, the Miles City Police Department responded to 10,200 calls for service, which is an all-time high, according to Miles City Police Chief Doug Colombik. For the most part, the numbers are a result of an increase in thefts, criminal mischief calls, domestic disturbances, assaults and accidents, he said. In comparison to the 10-...
  •   Clarence Ray Root, 86, of Miles City died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. Mr. Root was born on Sept. 28, 1927, in Miles City, the son of Walter R. and Maude Ator Root. He grew up and attended grade school in Miles City before moving to Vancouver, Wash., for a short time. Mr. Root returned to Miles City...