Feb. 6 Stardust

25 YEARS AGO (1993)

The U.S. West Foundation recently awarded a grant for $1,000 to the Custer County Art Center in Miles City. This grant is to support the Artist in Residence and the Schools program.

As of April 1, the Custer County Courthouse and the Emergency Operating Center will join the growing ranks of smoke-free public buildings. No smoking will be allowed at all in the buildings, with one small exception, and that will be a designated smoking space for sequestered jurors. 

The Miles City Toastmasters Club No. 239 will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday. Members of the group will observe the event with several special activities. A banquet is planned Saturday evening. All of the club’s surviving charter members, their spouses, and some past distinguished members will be honored at the event.

Members of the Miles City Genealogical Society discussed plans for an oral history workshop at their Monday meeting. Robin Gerber met with state oral historian John Terreo who will conduct the workshop sessions in the Ursuline Convent on Leighton Boulevard.

Jeff Bush, a 16-year-old junior at Custer County District High School who started bowling 10 years ago, achieved 10-pin perfection Monday night at Recreation Lanes. Bush, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Bush, will receive a plaque, a patch and a ring emblematic of his perfect game.


50 YEARS AGO (1968)

Seven boys left the Pine Hills School for Boys during the recreation period at the gym early Sunday evening. According to Supt. Don Holladay, a lock had apparently been removed earlier from one of the doors by taking a cylinder out of the lock. By noon today, only one of the seven was still at large.

Sheldon Hillier took first place in a 25-mile snowmobile race from Weldon to Circle on Sunday. Hillier competed against 19 other racers in the cross-country event, which was his first competition. He bought his Snowcat three months ago.

Sharon Mathers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mathers, has been accepted by Cottey College, Nebraska, Mo., for enrollment in September as a freshman.

The Sacred Heart Shamrocks came back from a slight halftime deficit to defeat the Jordan Mustangs 69-55 and clinch at least a tie for the 1967-68 District Four conference title. The Connorsmen received balanced scoring with Bob Benasky leading the parade with 22, Bruce Larson, 18, Bob Cremer, 15 and Nick Terhaar, 11.

Red roses will be the theme of the annual Valentine’s card party play Feb. 10 in the Holy Rosary Hospital dining room by the Hospital Guild. Mrs. Richard G. Mitchell is general chairman for the party.


75 YEARS AGO (1943)

The Toastmaster’s Club of this city, recently organized, will be presented with a charter to be presented at the banquet held tomorrow in the banquet room of the Metropolitan Cafe. Ralph H. Bray will serve as toastmaster for the evening.

STAR SUBSCRIBERS: Read this notice carefully. If you do not receive your copy of the Star by 7 p.m. each evening or by 10 a.m. Sunday morning, phone 60 (the Star office) and report such non-delivery to the party who will be on duty. You are also asked to remember that these routes are being covered by little fellows — we cannot find the 16 or 17-year-olds of Pre-Defense Work Days — and the little boys cannot cover ground as fast as the big fellows. We can only make one delivery per day due to gas rationing.

Little Gary Cook, son of Fred Cook, said yesterday: “I am perfectly willing and glad to give my hunting knife to the boys in the service in the South Pacific — so here it is.” Gary has his name engraved on both sheath and handle and hopes that the soldier who gets it will write to him.


100 YEARS AGO (1918)

The Independent Press has printed President Wilson’s Food Proclamation on an attractive card as a reminder of the “Wheatless,” “Meatless,” and “Sweetless” days. On sale in the Office Supply Department, at five cents each. Get one for the home.

A marriage license was issued yesterday to Miss Annie Fisher, a resident of this city but a native of Russia, and Nigul Tonoff, of Allen, Mont., a native of Romania.

The Thrift stamp booth in the postoffice lobby was put into operation early yesterday morning and all during the day the ladies in attendance were taxed to their utmost to keep up with the continuous stream of customers. Miss Alice Berg, Miss Josephine Evers, Miss Lucille Burt, Miss Anna Coleman, Mrs. G. K. Foster, Mrs. J. A. Devlin and Mrs. C. T. Lakin were the ladies who served at the postoffice booth yesterday. The first day’s effort resulted in the sale of approximately $100 worth of stamps, practically all of which were of the 25 cent denomination.

The Chamber of Commerce weekly meeting at the Olive Hotel today will be a booster luncheon for the growing of sugar beets in the Yellowstone Valley, looking forward to a time when the Yellowstone Valley will support a sugar beet factory.