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Articles from the May 31, 2017 edition

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 By Dane Osen    News    May 31, 2017

Law Enforcement Brief

It was a quiet weekend for local law enforcement. The Valley County Sheriff’s Office reported that over graduation weekend their concern is usually fatalities and there were none reported. The Glasgow Police Department also wants to remind pet...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 31, 2017

Special Election Goes to Gianforte

Despite being embattled by an alleged assault involving a member of the press, Bozeman entrepreneur Greg Gianforte won Montana’s sole U.S. House of Representatives seat in the May 25 special election. Facing opponents Democrat Rob Quist and...

 
 By James Walling    News    May 31, 2017

Vietnam Vets Honored at Memorial Day Service

Approximately 25 Vietnam-era veterans were honored with pins at the VFW and American Legion's Memorial Day ceremony May 29. Servicemen with dates of service ranging from Feb. 1961 to May 1975 were...

 
 By James Walling    News    May 31, 2017

'Tour de Prairie' Adds to Global Bike Travel Weekend

On June 4, Glasgow area cycling enthusiasts will participate in a global event designed to encourage traveling by bicycle and spending the night at a campground, park, hotel, bed and breakfast, hostel, friend’s house or backyard. Bike Travel...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 31, 2017

FPST Presents 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

The Fort Peck Summer Theater will open their 48th annual season with Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Heather Adams (director and choreographer of FPST hits Mary Poppins, Always, Patsy Cline, A Grand Night for Singing and The...

 

GCCL Starts Up Summer Reading Program

Readers ages 0-12 will explore the theme ‘Build a Better World’ during the summer reading program this summer at the Glasgow City-County Library. Not only does the summer reading program enhance and improve children’s reading proficiency, but...

 
 By Dane Osen    News    May 31, 2017

County Brief

A lot of road construction projects across the county are now one step closer to being accomplished after this week’s discussion and decision meeting at the Valley County Commissioners' office. The first project that the commissioners gave the...

 

Graduation Walk

Glasgow's graduating senior Grant Morken, front, receives a handshake from his younger brother, Brock Ciafardone, as Nicholas Andersyn follows behind. The now-graduated seniors participated in a...

 

Annual Summer Camp Sign-Ups Available

The Children’s Museum of Northeast Montana is hosting their annual summer camp program this year throughout the month of June. There will be four different camps, with each camp lasting a week. The sessions start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. This...

 
 By Michael Burns    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Wrestling with Gianforte

It’s time to clear the air. Protocol was broken; there are rules for suplexing journalists. It must be done within the bounds of self-defense and even then it must be done using strict caution and measured judgement. Last week, on the eve of the...

 
 By Josie Bratten    Opinion    May 31, 2017

The Words We Sing

I first heard the song Hometown Girl, by Josh Turner, on hour 12.5 of my 14 hour drive back to college after spring break. I was inching my way through the boondocks of southern Minnesota in a freak spring snowstorm, trying not to die, and...

 
 By Chris Pippin    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Falling on Black Days

It’s been one week and one day. My initial shock hearing that Chris Cornell died quickly moved to terror the next day when I heard it, he had committed suicide. Suicide? My stomach reeled. Chris Cornell’s band, Soundgarden, had been a favorite...

 

Population Crashes (Plains Bison)

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Sierra Holt’s paper, “Reinterpreting the 1882 Bison Population Collapse.” The full text was presented at the 2017 Winter Grazing Seminar in Glasgow. Great Plains species did have population...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Violence is the Answer?

The night before the special election, as the news broke of Gianforte losing his temper, a friend posted a report on social media by rawstory.com, titled ‘Reporter decked by Montana candidate Greg Gianforte was just hauled off in an ambulance.’...

 

From Valley Dems:

From Valley Dems: On the heels of Gianforte's act of violence, the vandalizing of a Rob Quist sign in a private yard seems unremarkable. The sign was pulled and destroyed and left. Left as a threat? Felt like it to the homeowner. Small acts excused...

 

Virginia W. Plouffe

Virginia W. (Smith) Plouffe, age 94, of Wolf Point, Mont., passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. She was born Aug. 21, 1922, 54 miles north of...

 

Tasha Marie Rush

Tasha Marie Rush, age 25, died in Great Falls, Mont. Cremation has taken place. The O'Connor Funeral Home in Great Falls assisted in the arrangements. She will be buried with her grandmother in the...

 

Services for Richard 'Dick' F. Rohde

Services will be held for Richard “Dick” Rohde on Friday, June 9, at 2 p.m., at Glasgow Evangelical Church. Burial will follow. He passed away Dec. 14, 2016, at the age of 89 in Glasgow....

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

THURSDAY – JUNE 1 Early registration available for the Glasgow City-County Library Summer Reading Program at www.glasgowlibrary.org 9:30 a.m. - The Nashua Community is invited to the Ladies’ Coffee Hour every Thursday at the Nashua Senior...

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    Sports    May 31, 2017

Scottie Tracksters End Season at State Meet

The Scottie track and field squad were in Butte for the Class AA and B meet on May 25, 26 and 27. The Scotties left town at 6 a.m. Thursday morning and reached their destination just before 3 p.m....

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    Sports    May 31, 2017

Lady Scotties Fall to Mission at State Softball Tourney

Expectations for the Scottie Softball team were high. The girls practically sailed through their regular season with most of their games ending in mercy rule scores. They traveled to Frenchtown for...

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    Sports    May 31, 2017

State Class C Track and Field Competition Held in Laurel

Area Class C athletes competed in their final meet of the season May 26 and 27 in Laurel. The meet was originally scheduled to be held in Missoula, but was moved to Laurel following concerns that the...

 

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