Monthly archive

April, 2017

  • Miles City Council unanimously approved the Miles City Fire and Rescue to move forward on establishing a Fire Training Center. At the proposed center, firefighters would be able to train locally for fighting fires, rescue maneuvers and emergency medical responses. Currently the department is looking into a long-term low-interest loan to pay for it...
  • The inaugural event of the new Ryno Amphitheater will be held on Saturday with the music event, Ryno-Palooza, in Riverside Park. Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the event is free to the public. The music, which features six bands, begins at noon. The headliners, The Social Animals, are a rock/indie band out of Duluth, Minnesota. They’ll...
  • Ilene Oster Hough was born to George and Emma Oster at Ismay, Montana on November 2, 1925 and passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana on April 19, 2017. She was raised on the family ranch/farm at Ismay, Montana. She had nine siblings. She attended Cottonwood School through the eighth grade. On June 6, 1947 she married...
  • The Washington Middle School Track and Field team dominated the 16-team Forsyth Invitational earlier this month, taking home 16 first-place finishes. The seventh-grade girls’ team finished first overall, and the seventh-grade boys, eighth -grade girls, and eighth-grade girls each took home second place. The Broncos and Broncettes are coached...
  • You can cross the finish line just about any way you want. The name itself offers three different ways of concluding the annual race.  Sunday marks the fifth time Door 804 Fitness and Tanning  at 804 Main St. will host the Run, Walk or Stumble, beginning with a Kids’ Fun Run followed by a 2-mile walk, and 5K and 10K races. The...
  • An author who helped put Miles City on the map— Robert M. Pirsig, who penned  “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” — has died. But his work, and his visit to Miles City in the late 1960s, will live on in print. Part two, chapter eight, of Robert Pirsig’s nonfiction book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle...
  • April is Archaeology Month in Montana, an  annual observance to encourage Montanans to learn more about the state’s cultural and archaeological heritage.  The federal Bureau of Land Management office in Miles City will mark the observance with its annual Artifact Roadshow, slated for 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Miles City Public...
  • Bedtimes were missed. There may have been a few yawns at work this morning. But this much is known after the Harlem Globetrotter’s visited a packed Kailey Gymnasium at Miles Community College on Wednesday — no souvenir red, white and blue basketball was left unsigned. Coach Sweet Lou Dunbar’s world famous Harlem Globetrotters...
  • Betty Joan Ohnstad of Miles City, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana.  She was born August 4, 1935 in Miles City to Lec and Ina Mae (Timberman) Sturdevant and spent her early childhood in Sheffield, MT. Her family later moved in to Miles City where she attended her schooling. She married Sam Ohnstad on...
  • The Miles City Council decided Tuesday to establish a working group to address possible annexation in the future. City councilman Dwayne Andrews, who suggested forming the group, explained the group would be composed of a Custer County Commissioner, the mayor, one homeowner from a subdivision outside the city limits, one homeowner from within the...