Monthly archive

December, 2013

  •   “Christmas Belles,” a comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, will be presented by the Barn Players, Inc. this holiday season. Performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Custer County District High School auditorium. This comedy is directed by...
  •   Due to a frigid Arctic weather front predicted to move into the Miles City area this week and lasting into the weekend, many of this year’s Christmas Stroll activities are being rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14. The 2013 Christmas Stroll was originally scheduled for Friday evening, Dec. 6, and any vendors who wish to set...
  •   Ellen R. Zielie of Billings, former Miles City resident, died in her home Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, after a long illness.  She was born Nov. 22, 1930. She and Grayson B. Zielie were married in 1949 in Miles City and moved to Billings in 1960. She will be missed.  Mrs. Zielie is survived by one sister, one brother, two sons, seven...
  •   Mary Lou Paulson of Miles City has received word from her brother, Joe Harbaugh of Anthon, Iowa, former Miles City resident, of the unexpected death of his wife, Diane, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Iowa. Should friends desire, condolences may be sent to Harbaugh at P.O. Box 66, Anthon, Iowa, 51004.  

November, 2013

  •   After positive feedback from an informational meeting in September and a $2,500 donation from last week’s Wine, Food & Spirits Festival, an Ag Advancement Center at Miles Community College is now in the preliminary planning stage. Agriculture instructor Kimberly Gibbs and MCC Interim President Lisa Watson outlined the plan at...
  •    A sampling of local holiday events. Calendar will be updated as more information is available.   Thursday, Nov. 28 — Thanksgiving Day. Friday, Nov. 29 — Miles City Branch of American Association of University Women Christmas Market, 5-9 p.m., Centra on Miles Community College campus. Saturday, Nov. 30 — Miles...
  •   The Empty Stocking Program is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Miles City this year. This program assists the less fortunate families and individuals in Miles City and the surrounding area. Donna Orthman, with the Custer County Office of Public Assistance, worked with the program for more than 26 years. She said that when the program...
  •   The early winter storm started on Thursday, October 3, with winds gusting to 50 miles per hour and snow fall that would total, by the time the weather broke on Sunday, more than four feet in places. For ranchers in South Dakota, the unexpected storm was devastating, with some losing from 20 to 50 percent of their herds. When Ty Linger of...
  •   Gene and Judith Griffith of the Moon Creek area west of Miles City had just gone to bed Saturday night when they smelled smoke. Since they had been using a wood stove earlier in the evening, they got up to check and saw smoke in the light fixtures in their living room. When Gene went outside, he saw smoke coming out of the roof. So he...
  •   Judge Leroy Not Afraid found Rob Shipley guilty of public nuisance Monday in Miles City’s City Court for the condition of his yard at 603 S. Fourth St.  In testimony during the bench trial, several neighbors or nearby property owners said that Shipley’s front yard has “junk vehicles,” wood, waste wood, card...