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Main Street Bridge Construction
CITY (Sept. 21) -- This video was actually shot on the 15th and
20th. There is only video in this clip and no story. MCNN
will have a full story and video of the completed project in early
November. UPDATE 10/3 --
Asphalt is well underway and the bridge project is rapidly nearing
Budget -- Making Dollars and Cents/Sense
CITY (Sept. 21) -- Running a city is not cheap. Miles City's
overall budget is 12 million dollars with 3.7 million covering costs in
the general fund. But where does the money come from and how does
the city decide where to spend it? MCNN student reporters take
the PBS Zoom (public broadcasting) program approach to answer these
questions. Special thanks to Finance Council Chairman Mark Ahner
for taking the time to meet with students at City Hall and give us a
lesson -- MC Budget 101.
CITY (Sept. 20) -- Will Stower Street become a major traffic route for
people traveling to Haynes Ave. businesses? Stower currently is a
through street west of Strevell, but not to the east. An early
attempt to make Stower a through street from Strevell to Haynes was
sidelined, but now that a gravel road has been made cutting across a
former horse pasture the wheels are turning to make Stower another
route to Haynes. UPDATE 10/3
-- Stower has been made a through street between Haynes and Strevell
with a four-way stop at the intersection of Stower and Cale.
1950s Holy Rosary Hospital Building
Cornerstone Project Restores Life to Oldest Hospital Buildings
CITY (Sept. 7) -- For half a century the five story Holy Rosary
Hospital building had been a familiar site, but following the
hospital's move to a new medical campus in the 1990s, the building so
many people had been proud of became nothing more than a sad, empty
shell. Following five years of planning and meetings, the Miles
City Housing Authority and administrator Melissa Hartman worked to
secure the 1.5 million dollar funding needed to remove the 1950s
building. More than that, they brought in some 3.5 million
dollars for a historical restoration of the older hospital buildings
located adjacent to the high rise. The 1907 and 1920s building
are being turned into affordable family housing with 21 apartments to
be open for renters to move in this November if construction continues
as scheduled. MCNN has prepared multiple videos on the
project. The first story posted is on the demolition project
instructor Bart Freese followed by two
student produced videos on the Cornerstone renovation work.
click above to link to HGTV Restore
Miles City News
Network Launched as
CITY (Aug. 31) -- Sacred Heart School launched MCNN -- the Miles City
Network today with two goals in mind. The first is to give
students an opportunity to have more meaningful writing projects.
The second to provide a service to those people interested in Miles
City news events.
“It has become clear that many people who no longer live here (Miles
City) are still
interested in what is going on,” said Bart Freese teacher and
principal. Freese points to the interest shown by readers of the
non-profit web site milescity.com
where former residents often post
asking about various Miles City news events. “There is a real
interest in not
just written news, but photos as well,” Freese added.
The plan is not just to have news text stories --
also photos and video. Also, the news site is aimed at teaching,
not controversy. While it may be the easy way out, news items
regarding police incidents, etc., will not be reported.
Eric Thomas Group
Performs at BHS
CITY (May) -- Normally the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is known
horses, cowboys, and western music. There has been an addition to
the menu the last two years -- jazz. The event began with the
wishes of a woman with cancer wanting to celebrate her life with family
and friends now rather than waiting for people to gather at a
funeral. Johnnie Lockett Thomas organized and attended her first
"wake" last year and had a great time at the 2nd Annual JLT Wake this
past spring. Everyone in attendance is hoping and looking forward
to a 3rd Annual event during the 2008 BHS. The video clip is a
small sampling of what the audiences enjoyed. The clip was shot
at the Custer County Art Center.