Nov. 29 Stardust

25 YEARS AGO (1992)

Susan McDaniel, executive director of the Custer County Art Center, has been appointed to the Local Arts Agencies Program Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. 

Maryellen Buckingham, former director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Miles City, has been hired as executive director of the Montana Food Bank Network. The Montana Food Bank Network office is being moved from Helena to Missoula, where Buckingham is now living 

A Holiday Open House is slated for Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ursuline Convent. Coffee and cookies will be served and the event is open to the public.

Members of the Busy Bees 4-H Club met Thursday at the Ostendorf home.. The following officers were elected: Tamara Beardsley, president; Martha Ostendorf, vice president; Levi Forman, secretary/treasurer; Taylor Beardsley, historian/reporter; Carrie Krutzfeldt, recreation leader; Bobbie Jo Kurtzfeldt, parliamentarian; and Sarah May, Mollie Ostendorf and Carrie Beardsley, new member guides.

Cub Scout leaders attended a basic training course on Saturday. Certificates were presented to Mike Wade, Carilee Sleight, Bill Norsby, Ed Wheadon, Allen Kelm, Cyndi Thorton,  and Marianne Stoddard. Course instructors were Gary Johnson, Carilee Sleight, Anna Witcher and Ralph Dukart, Jr.

50 YEARS AGO (1967)

The annual Christmas tree sale, sponsored by the Youth Baseball Mothers Club and the Youth Baseball Association, gets underway Monday, Dec. 4. The location this year will again be at the former DeLuxe Motors quonset building on Highway 10. The use of the building is donated each year without charge by owner G. J. Zignego.

The Miles City Optimist Club reported today that their sponsorship of last Friday’s free Kiddies’ movie was a double success. The movie, shown at the Park Theatre, had over 700 small fry in attendance, the greatest number to attend this annual affair since the club started sponsoring it. It was a double success because the club asked that those attending bring a repairable or serviceable toy for admission.

Sacred Heart outclassed the Jordan Mustangs 67 to 42 Saturday night to win their fourth Roundtable Invitational Tournament. The Jordan quintet had no one to combat Bob Benasky and the rangy senior hit for 11 first quarter points. Benasky, although not playing for the final eight minutes, hit for 27 points overall.

T. C. Ulrich of Miles City and Tony Gali of Espie in Powder River County each won $100 in scrip Saturday in the first of the four drawings in the annual Miles City Christmas shopping event.

75 YEARS AGO (1942)

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Flynn received an announcement early in the month that Miss Bruce Anne Radigan, daughter of Mrs. B. P. Radigan of Shelby, became the bride of Ensign Thomas Flynn.

Word has been received here of the marriage of Miss Jane Harriet Sherman, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. W. Sherman of Terry, to Harvey Hicks Nelson, son of Mrs. H. T. Nelson of Northfield, Minn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Barthel of Hazel, N.D., are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schlappert. Mrs. Schlappert is a sister of Mrs. Barthel. Mr. and Mrs. Barthel recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Joseph D. Wagner of this city recently enlisted in the Navy Seabees with a rating of Yoeman, Second Class. J. D. is now at home on inactive duty awaiting his call.

Mrs. A. Sherman of Forsyth is another Montana matron who is sacrificing and giving her sons — three of them — to the cause of liberty and freedom for their country. Mrs. Sherman, in her letter to The Star received yesterday, asks that a service pin with three stars for the Army be sent to her.

100 YEARS AGO (1917)

The city council met in council chambers in regular session last evening with Mayor C. H. Mott, in the chair and Alderman H. B. Bailey, J. H. Bohling, J. S. Brazen and J. F. Deckert present. City Weighmaster Jack Serruys’ salary was increased from $70 to $80 per month.

Charley Wagenbreth, while touring in the Moon creek country yesterday, had a narrow escape, according to the information given to The Star by Cory Wilson, who was an eye witness to the accident. He was making a sharp turn with his car when it overturned, pinning him underneath. The car struck in such a position, however, that it did not crush him and after it has been righted, Wagenbreth crawled out from underneath with no injury other than a lame back.

Dale Wilder, who has a homestead in the Kinsey area, was in Miles City yesterday with witnesses to make final proof on his claim. He was accompanied by C. C. Wilder and W. H. Hill of the same place who are witnesses before the commissioner.

A. J. Moreno and Al Furstnow left yesterday for Thermopolis Springs, expecting to be absent about two weeks. 

Coalwood was represented in the city by Ralph McCurdy, who brought in a load of hogs for market.