Monday, November 14, 2022

People and Perspectives from Miles City's past

25 YEARS AGO (1997)

The Unified Board of Trustees agreed unanimously Tuesday to request bids for the construction of a multi-purpose addition to the high school. The final floor plan approved by the building committee in September proposes an addition to the south side of the gym lobby that will be about three times the size of the current lobby.

All of Miles City’s public buildings are now accessible to anyone with disabilities, said Miles City Fire Chief Pat Hedges, who is also the city’s Americans With Disabilities Act coordinator. The buildings include the animal shelter, City Hall, the public library and police department. Within a month, the fire department will be more handicapped accessible with the new addition.

Officers for the 19971998 year for the Kircher 4-H Club were elected during the group’s Sunday afternoon meeting. Members gathered in the Lou Moths Memorial Hall. The new officers are Nicole Bartholomew, president; Marci Aberg, reporter; Ryan Rolf, vice president; Jodee Voelz, secretary; Shandy Aberg, parliamentarian; Jenny Pyle and Tisha Gierke, song leaders; Lauren Rolf and Kasey Ketchum, historians; and Tonya Rolf and RaeLynn Roesler, recreation leaders. During the meeting, reports were given by Shirley Rolf, Lauren Rolf, Tonya Rolf and RaeLynn Roesler.

50 YEARS AGO (1972)

BIRTHS — Nov. 12. A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Peltzer ( Dolores Lorenzen). Nov. 13. A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Greg Gunderson (Judy Fisher), Baker. A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Davis (Kay Taylor), Rock Springs.

Two new officers have joined the Miles City Police Department, the first new members of the local force hired in over two years. Wade Schmidt, a Miles Citian and former Cohagen area resident, began work with the department Oct. 15, and Russell R. “Rick” Noblitt, former Billings resident, started Nov. 1. Both men are 24 years old.

The Custer County High School junior class will present “Luxury Cruise,” a comedy by Fred Carmichael, Monday and Tuesday evening in the CCHS auditorium. Cast members are Cheryl Sayor, Lynn Payne, Jean Dunbar, Bill Bovee, LaLani Geib, Allen Slater, Patsy George, Bill Freese and Esther Hurlburt. The play is directed by Carl Luther.

Julianne Minow, Olive, and Diana Young, Baker, were top winners in the District 6 Make It Yourself With Wool Contest held Saturday afternoon in the Elks ballroom. Miss Minow took

first among seniors and Miss Young first among juniors. Signal Butte 4-H Club members prepared the stage and served as ushers.

75 YEARS AGO (1947)

Miss Helen Sovis of Centerville, S. D., graduate of the Presentation School of Nursing in the class of 1947 is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Rivenes on north Custer for several days.

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hotchkiss of Los Angeles, Calif., accompanied by Mrs. Virgil Bentley, arrived in the city by car on Monday evening by way of West Yellowstone to spend days to two weeks on vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Hotchkiss are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Mathis and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kraudy at the State Industrial school, and on Saturday will go visit his father, Sam Hotchkiss, at the ranch for the balance of their stay here. Mrs. Bentley is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Lee, during the time of her sojourn.

Daylight flights out of Miles City are announced by Northwest Airlines on the schedule when the new fast twin engine planes will be used. With these new aircraft, the flying time from Miles City to Billings has been cut from one hour to 45 minutes and from Miles City to Minneapolis from 4 hours and 40 minutes to 3 hours and 30 minutes.

100 YEARS AGO (1922)

The Cole building, which was recently vacated by the Knights of Columbus, has been leased by Dan Hurt, who will rearrange the interior in order to take care of banquets, dinners and luncheons that are being given each week by the different civic organizations in the city.

Thomas Colleran of Kinsey was severely injured on last Thursday. He is at the Darcy hospital suffering with a broken leg. Mr. Colleran had gone into the stable to feed his horses and as he went to go between two of the horses to get to the manger, one horse kicked him, knocking him down, and this excited the other horse and it also started to kick him.

Emil Oscar Peterson and Blanche White, both of Miles City, were united in marriage at 7 o’clock Saturday night at the Methodist parsonage by the Rev. Thos. Hardie. The happy couple will make their future home in Miles City.

Most of the business houses in the city, all county, city and federal offices, were closed Saturday afternoon in observance of Armistice Day, and some of the firms closed their doors Friday night to remain closed until Monday morning.

Mrs. P. E. McCoy and daughter and Miss Gavin were in the city Saturday from Kinsey.



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