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Articles from the November 6, 2013 edition

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 By Samar Fay    News    November 6, 2013

Glasgow, Nashua Get New Mayors

In Tuesday’s municipal elections, voters in Glasgow and Nashua decided to change the names at the top. Glasgow Mayor Dan Carney, looking for his third term, lost to Becky Erickson, an 18-year veteran of the Glasgow City Council. The vote was... Full story

 News    November 6, 2013

A Veterans Park For Here

An ambitious $250,000 plan would transform Flag Pole Park at Fort Peck into a place of honor and remembrance for service men and women as Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Park. Groundbreaking is... Full story

 By Jim Orr    News    November 6, 2013

Plans In Place To Salute Vets On Their Day

Option A was landing a big name keynote speaker. That didn’t happen, so Option B it will be. A group of speakers will be featured during next Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Glasgow Civic Center. “It could be interesting,” Adjutant Joe...

 By Samar Fay    News    November 6, 2013

Fast Spreading Blaze Destroys Glasgow Home

A wind-driven fire burned Brandon and Misty Hendry out of their home on Monday. Glasgow Fire Chief Brandon Brunelle said 20 firemen from the Glasgow and Long Run fire departments answered the call to...

 By Samar Fay    News    November 6, 2013

Valley County To Operate Glasgow Airport

The Valley County Airport Commission has considered its options and recommended that the county assume management and services at Glasgow International Airport/Wokal Field with county employees, following the announcement by Choice Aviation that the...

 By Samar Fay    News    November 6, 2013

City Judge Riggin To Resign Jan. 1

At its regular meeting on Nov. 4, the Glasgow City Council accepted the resignation of Judge Dave Riggin, effective Jan. 1. Riggin was appointed city judge in April 2007. According to City Clerk Stacy Amundson, the judge said he was “just ready to...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Go Ahead, Make Your Day

The past few weeks, thoughts on many subjects have been swirling through my mind. So I decided I’d list a few of those thoughts. A few days ago, I saw a headline that intrigued me so I checked out the article. The headline read, “Marriage...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Parke's Grocery

This "remember" was sent to me from a reader, former Glasgow resident Laura Knight Haefer of Billings, in response to my recent writings on grocery stores from years ago. Laura reminisces here about Parke's Grocery, which operated about 1½...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    November 6, 2013

My Take On The Affordable Box Act (Or Oboxocare)

Have I got a deal for you! I have this really big cardboard box for sale. It’s 34 yards long, 15 yards deep and 62 yards wide. It’s a really big box. It’s kinda like, “What’s behind Door No. 2.” I’m not going to tell you what’s in...

 By Howard Pippin    Opinion    November 6, 2013

A Letter To Ranchers On Hunters, Buffalo

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to all of the ranchers and farmers that have posted their land for no hunting or trespassing in opposition to the Fish Wildlife and Parks wanting to bring Buffalo in for a game animal. I know you have done this to...

 By Mike and Sue Vinton    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Scottie Nation Shows Class

Our family has two boys playing football for the Huntley Project Red Devils. We wanted to let you know how impressed we were with the players, staff and fans of Glasgow during our playoff game Saturday. As fans, we were greeted with smiles and... Full story

 Obituaries    November 6, 2013

Irene Pearl Martin

Irene Pearl Martin, 81, of Brockton, Mont., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Billings, Mont. She was born in Fort Yates, N.D., on Oct. 14, 1932, to Julia...

 Obituaries    November 6, 2013

Verda R. Stewart

Verda Rosecellia (Torgerson) Hoffarth Stewart, born Dec. 26, 1923, in Dagmar, Mont., passed peacefully on Oct. 19, 2013, in San Diego, Calif. Mass for the Repose of her soul will be held at 11 a.m., S...

 Obituaries    November 6, 2013

Terry R. Bowman

Terry R. Bowman, son of Grace Bowman and the late Jack Bowman, died Oct. 19, 2013, from complications following a heart attack. A Celebration of Terry's life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16,...

 Obituaries    November 6, 2013

Wesley Michael Murphy

Wesley Michael Murphy, 30, a computer genius that worked for Freeman-Gaffney Association and an all-around great guy, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont. A memorial service is planned for January. More information i...

 Obituaries    November 6, 2013

Patricia Jenn Watson

Patricia Jean Watson, 88, died of natural causes on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow. Interment will...

 Sports    November 6, 2013

Divisionals Await 2B Champ GHS

Earning the title of conference champions was a goal the Scottie volleyball team had been striving to achieve all season. With just one loss on the season, the girls were indeed crowned champions and... Full story

 By Karissa Liebelt    Sports    November 6, 2013

Scotties Hunt Down Devils

It was a chilly and windy day at Scottie Field on Saturday. Hopes and expectations were high among both teams hoping to continue their playoff run. The Huntley Project Red Devils traveled to town to...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    November 6, 2013

Hinsdale/Saco Wildfire Extinguished At District

The Wildfire played hard and fought hard for every point in the district tournament, but they just weren’t in sync and had peaked a month early. It was a joy to watch these young ladies go through the season with their great athleticism and zeal....

 Sports    November 6, 2013

Speech & Drama Gets It Done Against Baker, Huntley Project

The Glasgow High School Speech and Drama Team competed in the first meet of its season on Saturday in Sidney and came home with a first place Class B drama trophy. Thirteen schools participated in this meet with Glasgow edging out Huntley Project...