Feb. 2 Stardust

25 YEARS AGO (1993)

Sgt. Dick Taylor of the 5th Infantry presented a program at the January meeting of the Powder River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Dressed in a uniform worn by members of the 5th Infantry of 146 years ago, he presented a glimpse of history, covering the time the 5th Infantry arrived at the mouth of the Rosebud in 1876 to the Tongue River Encampment, Fort Keogh and the beginning of Miles City.

Dee Walden of Miles City has been nominated for the Reader’s Digest 1993 American Heroes in Education Award. Walden, an instructor at Custer County District High School, was selected for the nomination by Fred Anderson, principal at CCDHS.

De De Sprandel Lemon of Miles City was among the 345 students named to the Dean’s List at Carroll College in Helena for the 1992 fall semester.

The Miles City Cowboys basketball team jumped to a 13-point halftime lead and then avoided their dreaded fourth quarter bug-a-boo in a 61-58 victory over Glendive. The three-point win for the Cowboys was fueled by the 19-point performance of senior point guard Joe Ugrin. Senior Ryan Rebsom popped in 16. Travis Rauh and Jeff Clark each added eight points to the Cowboy total.

50 YEARS AGO (1968)

The Miles City Woman’s Club has provided the money for the purchase of a ring and clamp support rods to be used in lab experiments in the Miles Community College Science Department

Paul Husted, editor of The Miles City Star, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Advisory Council of Montana State University at Bozeman by Dr. Leon H. Johnson, MSU president.

In an attempt to keep pace with the booming Bell Creek Oil Field, the Montana Oil and Gas Commission has proposed extending the boundaries to add 21 square miles to the field. The commission’s proposal recommends adding eight sections of land in western Carter County as a northeast extension of Bell Creek.

WASHINGTON — The federal minimum wage rose to $1.60 an hour today for 33 million workers and to $1.15 for another 8.5 million job-holders.

Newest to the ever-growing extracurricular field at Sacred Heart is an all-girl drill team, coached by Mrs. Isabel Devlin. The purpose of this organization is to entertain at basketball intermissions and other appropriate occasions.

William J. Krutzfeldt has been awarded a scholarship to the University of Montana law school for the second semester of the 1967-68 academic year. 


75 YEARS AGO (1943)

The Custer Cowboys had an easy time taking the measure of the Billings Broncos last night on the local floor as they jumped into an early lead than coasted along to stay out in front by a safe margin. Some nice shooting by Al McRae and Jack Cotton started the Punchers on the victory road.

For the past several days, Mr. and Mrs. Prescott Boutelle have been enjoying a visit from Mr. and Mrs. John Bontreger of New Holland, Penn., “When we first came to Montana,” Prescott recalled, “John and I were associated together in operating a thresher outfit and later homesteaded on some land in this part of Montana.”

According to Robert “Bob” George, county treasurer, the sales of licenses for drivers, automobiles, trucks and trailers have fallen off considerably from last year. So far the total license sales for this year are: drivers’, 1,552; automobiles, 775; trucks, 245. trailers, 14. That compares to 2,732 drivers licenses, 1,385 automobile licenses; 384 truck licenses, and 19 trailer licenses sold at this time last year.

Coming in this afternoon just before the deadline for local news, H. J. Theirfelder added his hunting knife to the Star collection. The knives will go forward to San Francisco, Calif, and then to the South Seas area for use by a U.S. soldier.


100 YEARS AGO (1918)

A. Graham of Cohagen is in from the north side. He says that there has been a great amount of snow in that section, but the residents have not suffered on account of the weather to date.

Z. A. Walbridge of Stacy is among the south side visitors who is in the city on business. He states that there has been comparatively little snow in that section of the country.

Ned Stacy, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Stacy, who was operated upon for appendicitis a few days ago, is said to be rapidly recovering.

Word has been received in the city of the death of Mrs. Ella McPherson of this city, wife of Samuel E. McPherson, at the home of her mother, Mrs. McMillan, at Kiowa, Iowa. Death took place after two month’s illness. In addition to her husband, she leaves four children. Deceased was 42 years and 6 months of age.

The first of a series of first aid lectures will be given to the Junior members of the Y. M. C. A. and the Boy Scout Saturday morning by a prominent Miles City physician. It is planned to give the boys a full course in first aid work by talks and demonstrations.