Friday, November 11, 2022

People and Perspectives from Miles City's past

25 YEARS AGO (1997)

More than 30 bids were received for surplus fire department equipment at Monday night’s Miles City Council meeting. The Fire Department had offered its 1956 aerial ladder truck, a 1962 military truck, a 1965 Chevrolet truck and a 427 engine for sale. It is hoped to combine the proceeds with budgeted capital equipment funds to purchase a new truck and tank.

The Southeastern Montana Research Library has added three microfilm reels of Fort Keogh records to its historical and genealogical collection. The microfilm was purchased from the National Archives with money from book sales. The records consist primarily of monthly post reports, which run from September 1876 to July 1912.

Both Pioneers and Lady Pioneers opened their tournament play Friday and Saturday at the Miles Community College Centra with the men winning both its games. The Pioneers picked up its two wins by hefty scores — 131-63 defeating the Canadian Bible College Rise Friday night and 97-67 over the Trinity Bible College Lions on Saturday.

Clothing designer Erin Damm of Miles City and Avid Sportswear President David Roderick were the source of inspiration for the spring 1998 Men’s Golf Collection that was officially introduced at the PGA Golf Show.

50 YEARS AGO (1972)

BIRTHS — A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bundy (Jean Punteney).

Donald Gundlach, principal at Lincoln School, has been named assistant finance chairman for the Boy Scout program in Miles City. Gundlach is a former Ekalaka resident.

Casting has been completed for “Under the Yum Yum Tree,” a comedy by Lawrence Roman to be presented by the Miles Community College drama department. The production is under the direction of John Koch. Cast members include Janet Jones as Robin; Gordie Stabler as Dave; John Combs as Hogan; Judy Hardesty as Irene; Vic Riggs as the milkman; and Brent Bannister as the cab driver. Mary Wilson is technical director.

The top social event of the season, the Holy Rosary Hospital Guild’s Charity Ball is scheduled next Saturday at the Red Rock Supper Club. Decorations will carry out the “Fantasy and Frolic” theme. There will be two orchestras playing, a hors d’oeuvres table at the 6:30 social hour and dinner and dancing begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are available from Mrs. Frank Mathers or Mrs. Jim Lucas.

New officers were elected at the November meeting of the Lamp Lighters Homemaker Club held at the home of Mrs. June Jordan. Beginning their terms in January will be Mrs. Helen Scott, president; Mrs. Rosie Lamb, vice president; and Mrs. Dorothy Conley, secretary-treasurer.

75 YEARS AGO (1947)

Harmony Hangout will be closed on Saturday night of this week because of the dance at the high school following the football championship game, it was decided by the Youth Council and Adult Advisors at the regular Monday meeting in the Chamber of Commerce rooms. Bob Linsted presided.

COHAGEN — Three students of chemistry had a bad quarter of an hour when, as the result of not having learned their experiment sufficiently, one of them, Carol Brooks, poured sulphuric acid and soda together, causing an explosion which not only frightened them excessively but ate great holes in the blouses of Barbara Pestka and Patty Reed. Reed received a burn on her right cheek, narrowly missing her eye, and Carol one on her neck. Mr. Norton, their teacher, administered first aid and no serious affects remain.

Mrs. Mary Connelly, Mrs. J. J. Clifford, Mrs. W. P. Lakin and Mrs. A. F. Baldwin are hostesses at the Wednesday bridge luncheon at the Elks home for ladies of the Elks at two o’clock.

Mrs. Edwin E. Berliner, visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kelly, departed on Monday evening by plane for her home in Larchmont, N. Y., located just north of the Bronx on the west end of Long Island Sound.

100 YEARS AGO (1922)

Howard Halvorson of Dilo was brought to the Sisters’ hospital at Miles City the first of the week, suffering with a fracture of the skull sustained Sunday evening while accompanying his parents home to Dilo from Jordan, where they spent the day. The driver of the car failed to turn the wheel quickly enough when approaching a small bridge and the auto turned over in the creek bed. Howard was seriously injured and his mother was badly bruised. An operation was performed Wednesday, it is said.

F. L. Williams, who has been ill the past few weeks with heart trouble, was in the city on Friday from his ranch at Tusler, and states he is considerably improved.

Mildred Louise, three year old daughter of Officer and Mrs. Walter Prochnow, slipped and fell when entering her home 3:30 o’clock Friday afternoon, sustaining a fracture of her right elbow. The injury was immediately treated and it is believed will heal without leaving any permanent defect. The Terpsichorean club, composed of high school students, gave its first dance of the season at the Elks home Friday evening. Mrs. Andrus and Mrs. Farr acted as patroness, while J. E. deCarle acted in the capacity of patron.



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