People and Perspectives from Miles City's past
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

25 YEARS AGO (1997)

Several Custer County District High School majorettes have returned from a Just for Kix Drill and Dance Workshop held in Bismarck, N. D. Majorettes for the 1997-1998 yearswho attended the workshop were Tina Christopherson, Heather Eggum, Amber Bunke, Genny Hartse, Joy Ameline and Brittanee Friesz. Also attending the workshop were Sandi Stewart, advisor, and SanDee Russell, assistant advisor.

William Roy Neese, son of Don and Rosa Neese of Miles City, and Dane C. Myran, son of Curtis Myran of Miles City and Marjorie Myran of Jordan, have enlisted in the Army for four years through the Army’s delaye entry program. Neese and Myran will graduate from Custer County District High School in 1998.

Jamie Schmeling of Miles City, a senior biology-environmental science major at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, has been selected as a delegate to the Christian Environmental Association’s Conference on Environmental Leadership. The meeting will be held Aug. 10-19.

Thomas B. Holmes of Miles City received a bachelor of music degree cum laude from West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas.

Josh W. Whitney of Ismay has been named to the President’s Honor List at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton for his superior academic achievements during the 1996-1997 spring semester.

50 YEARS AGO (1972)

BIRTHS — A son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bonine (Jane Donahue). A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Allen (Kathryn Barclay). A son to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cross (Sharon Ganson), Ashland.

Mrs. Edith Huntzicker, Mrs. Ruth Stephenson, Mrs. Kathy Schlepp and Rick Thompson, all of the County Welfare Department, attended a three-day district meeting in Sidney this week, a joint meeting of Miles City and Glasgow districts.

According to the August 1 issue of Rodeo Sports News, Miles City cowboys have been doing well in rodeo circles. At the Wild Horse Stampede in Wolf Point, Dean Woodward took fourth in calf roping; Lynn Taylor and Gary Crowder took second in team roping; Jack Witcher and Bob Kunesh, third; and Dean Woodward and Gary Woodward, fourth. Bill Pauley split for second in saddle broncs.

Pvt. Kathryn Mitzkus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mitzkus of Miles City, is one of eight WACs who have begun combat support training at Fort Polk, La. The eight WACs are the first members of the Women’s Army Corps to train at Fort Polk since it became a training center in 1962.

Pvt. Mitzkus graduated from Custer County High School and attended Miles Community College before joining the WACs.

75 YEARS AGO (1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Voak and daughter, Cherry, of Dayton, Ohio, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Voak. Mr. and Mrs. Judson Voak and son Jay are spending the summer in Miles City following Mr. Voak’s graduation in June at MSC in pre-medic work.

The Miles City Legion Juniors left this morning for Great Falls where on this week a new champion will be decided in baseball. The boys making the trip are: Captain Jack McGuire, Don Lucas, Ralph Hatch, Gary Anderson, Loren Laird, Dick Heath, Kenneth Williams, Bill Glyuas, Vernon Akins, Jim Akins, Raymond Yates, Frank Scarf, Dick Williams, Bud Johnston, Marlyn Husband and Bill Calkins. Art McRae, bat boy, will also make the trip.

July’s hottest day fell on Monday the 28th, when the mercury went up to 108 degrees, according to the compilation made by local voluntary weather observer Elmer Peterson.

Four-year-old Kenny Walvoord with an afternoon party for six of his little friends. Guests invited by Kenny were Ronnie and Donna Jones, Wanda and Betty Bloxum, Ruthie Pearl and Sandy Walvoord. Kenny is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walvoord. Adult guests at the party were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schreiber, Mrs. Jane Walvoord and Mrs. Clarence Jones.

100 YEARS AGO (1922)

William Murray, age 32, was instantly crushed to death in a cave-in which occurred at 7:30 o’clock Tuesday morning in the Kircher mine four miles east of Miles City, where the young man was employed as a miner, the cave in being ninety feet underground and four hundred feet from the mouth of the mine. Deceased is survived by his parents in Scotland and is understood to have a cousin in Calgary, Alberta.

Five cars were stuck Tuesday evening at the Sadie Bottom, fifteen miles from Miles City, the rain having made the newly graded road at that point impossible to travel except for one or two cars. At a point twenty-one miles from Miles City, at the west end of Sadie Bottom, three more cars and a large truck were forced to stop.

Mrs. R. F. Tuggle and daughters, Mildred and Wanda, left Wednesday night for a visit with relatives in Portland and other coast cities.

Mr. and Mrs. August Mund and niece, Miss Anna Munser, are leaving early this morning by auto for their summer lodge, Mountain View at Contact on the Boulder, where they will enjoy a vacation outing and fishing. Mr. Mund plans to catch those he released as too small last year.