Jan. 31 Stardust

25 YEARS AGO (1993)

Twenty-nine breeders spoke for pens on Main Street to display their best yearling bulls before the deadline for the Cowtown Beef Breeders and Craft Expo. The livestock will displayed along four blocks of Main Street Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The crafts will be on display at the Eagles Club from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Miles City should annex the half-block of Miles Community College property that contains the college’s dormitory, the City Council’s Finance and Administration Committee recommended Wednesday night. MCC had sought the annexation more than a year ago from the previous form of government. It failed twice on the grounds that there were frequent disturbances at the dormitory that resulted in calls to law enforcement.

Two Kinsey sugar beet growers were among the top 10 producers for Holly Sugar Corporation’s Sidney refinery. One of them, Richard Meidinger, took the top slot. Cody Weyerbacher was listed eighth according to a formula that factors in tons per acre, sugar content, a nitrate and impurities measure, and weight.

Roger Muggli has been named to the District 3 Commissioner post of the Tongue and Yellowstone Irrigation District, according to Custer County Election Administrator Beth Milligan.


50 YEARS AGO (1968)

BIRTHS — A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Eggum (Marlys Heinert), Glendive. A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Fisher (Judy Becker), Baker. 

The Milwaukee main line was expected to be reopened this afternoon after railway crews cleared up a tangle of 27 freight cars that derailed near Mildred. No one was injured.

Winter came back to Miles City for a return engagement, which was nearly as cold and snowy as the late December performance. The low this morning in Miles City was 25 below zero. 

Mrs. Carter Snell, Jr., accompanied by Alan Hooker and Bill Stevenson, drove to Bozeman where Mrs. Snell visited her daughter Diane and her son Charles, students at the university. They also attended the Winter Fair.

Miles City finished first in class A schools and Broadus first in class B-C in the invitational wrestling tournament held in the Custer County High School gym. Rick Wilson of CCHS was named outstanding wrestler of the tournament and Roger Muggli of Sacred Heart won the trophy for the most pins in the least time.

The recent ice jam that is backing up east of Miles City has created some flooding at Leon Park Night Club. The rodeo grounds in back of the night club are completely inundated. 


75 YEARS AGO (1943)

The collection of hunting and various other types of knives, gathered together at the offices of the Star for fighting men in action in the South Seas, is on exhibition in the south window of the Star Printing Company on North 6th street. The display has been made up of more than 25 weapons of various kinds and descriptions. One has already been forwarded direct to a soldier now in active service somewhere in the South Pacific.

Clifford Boutelle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Prescott Boutelle, in a letter to his parents, advises he finished one course in aviation and is now due to undergo his secondary training as a reservist in that department of activity in the Army.

Miss Suzanne Attoy, 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nurses Corps, is a graduate of the Holy Rosary School of Nursing in the class of 1934. At present, she is stationed at the 46th Division of the General Hospital at Fort Riley, Kansas. Miss Elizabeth Attoy, graduate of the Holy Rosary School of Nursing 1940, has recently enlisted in the Red Cross War Reserve and is awaiting a call to service. Both girls are visitors at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonse Attoy.


100 YEARS AGO (1918)

Sherman Hunt had a narrow escape yesterday morning when his car was struck by a Northern Pacific freight train at the crossing west of the passenger depot. There was a string of box cars on the side track and the incoming freight was hidden from view. The engine caught the rear right fender, turning the auto around and dragging it some 20 feet. The only injury to Mr. Hunt was a deep gash from the broken glass in the windshield.

At midnight, the Star thermometer registered 20 degrees below zero. The storm Tuesday was one of the most severe of the winter and the snowfall was the heaviest recorded this winter within 24 hours.

The homes of Eric Erickson on Garland, A. H. Immisch on North Montana Avenue and Mr. Goulke at the corner of Jordan and McKenzie are under quarantine for scarlet fever.

Miss Christine Murray was hostess to five guests at a banquet at the Ingham Hotel Tuesday evening. The very pleasant occasion was in honor of two popular nurses, Miss Gladys Clayton and Miss Hannah Lee, who are expecting to go to France.
The baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Sandall is said to be quite ill with pneumonia.