People And Perspectives From Miles City's Past
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

25 YEARS AGO (1997)

The Red Rock Cafe’s exterior is being repaired to restore the main building on Valley Drive East to its original appearance. “The main goal is to get the building looking good on the outside. It has looked bad long enough,” says the building’s owner Dolly Moore.

Jamestown College women’s track and field coach Jim Clark announced that Sasha Perkins, who is a 1997 graduate of Custer County District High School, has signed a North Dakota College Athletic Conference letter of intent to enroll at Jamestown. Perkins, the daughter of Pat and Bill Perkins of Miles City, will participate in track and field for the Jimmies and plans to study pre-law at Jamestown College.

The Mavericks defeated West Fargo this morning 7-4 in the their third game at the Williston, North Dakota Legion Baseball Tournament. Led by home runs from Jase Wagner and Pat Allen, the Mavs got the pitching win from ace Boze Johnson. “Jase is having an MVP-type of tournament,” said Jon Plowman, head Mavericks coach. “And Boze threw a good game for us.” Wagner started off the tourney by hitting a complete cycle — a single, double, triple and home run, all in Thursday’s game with Gillette, Wyo.

50 YEARS AGO (1972)

The Miles City Mavericks, off to their best start in several years, ran their home win streak to four straight, despite losing another game to the weatherman. The Miles Citians edged Rapid City 2-1 on Saturday at Denton Field and trailed 0-2 when rain washed out the second one in the third and then Sunday, tapped off Jamestown, N. E. 7-3.

Explorers from KATL Troop 10 are busy restoring the old Catholic cemetery on Highway 212. Marked and unmarked tombstones dating back to the mid-19th century lie hidden in the dense grass and the boys have been mowing the small barb-wire fence area and are seeking paint, wreaths and fencing material to complete the task. Explorers working on the project are Jack Hotaling, Bob Goff, Dale Milligan and Terry Stubblefield. Donated materials may be left at radio station KATL.

James D. Randall, son of Dr. and Mrs. Warren Randall, has earned a 4.0 grade point average at Colorado State University at Fort Collins. He is enrolled in the College of Natural Science at the university.

Five local teenagers, including four boys and one girl, have been picked up by the police in connection with the theft of about $760 worth of items from the James town American Legion team’s bus, according to the police.

75 YEARS AGO (1947)

Toby Hartwick, life saver at the swimming pool, announces that he is still looking for a boat to use at the pool and urges any Miles City citizens who have one to contact him.

Although her sole experience with horses was gained riding the merry-go-round, Mrs. Virginia Partridge of Madison, Wis., will reign as queen over Miles City’s annual Range Riders Reunion and Roundup and will lead the two-mile parade astride a prize mount. Mrs. Partridge was selected on today’s broadcast of Queen for a Day broadcast in Los Angeles. She will arrive in Miles City with her husband on a Northwest airliner Monday morning.

Miss Beth Annis, formerly instructor in the Junior high school here, and her mother, both living now in Algona, Iowa, are visiting for several days in Miles City, staying at the Flaming Arrow court. They are enroute to Denver on a vacation trip and will return by the southern route. Miss Annis is librarian in Algona.

Mrs. Kurt Levi and little son, Paul David, of Chicago, are guests at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Epstein of South Stacy avenue. They will be joined later next week by Mr. Levi.

100 YEARS AGO (1922)

Herbert Schultz, employed at the Miles City Electric shop, was injured on Monday afternoon in an unusual accident. He found an unexploded dynamite or percussion cap lying in the shop, and not realizing the force wrapped up in the insignificant bit of brass, sought to grind the end off on an emery wheel. The result was an explosion which broke the wheel into little bits and badly lacerated his right hand.

Messrs. Laird and Weaver, stockmen of Rosebud, were making a trip from that place out to the shearing pens on Monday when their car got out of control and turned over, and Mr. Weaver had a shoulder broken, being brought to Miles City for treatment.

Stanley Arkwright shipped a complete pack train outfit from Miles City to Bozeman on Tuesday, which will be used by C. E. Trzcinski, who will direct the N. P. surveying work on the divide between the West Gallatin and Yellowstone rivers this summer.

Clarence Heisel arrived on Tuesday from Uoll Heights shearing pens with the largest load of wool ever hauled through Jordan, using six teams or twelve horses to pull the heavy load, which was carried on a wagon and trailer.