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Articles from the December 4, 2013 edition

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Two From Glasgow In Plane Crash

Search and rescue workers have been looking through rugged Idaho terrain for a lost plane just outside of Cascade, Idaho. The plane was carrying two residents of Glasgow and three members of their family. Sheree Chalmers Smith, of Glasgow, and her... Full story


Night Light Parade

The young and young at heart lined the streets through downtown Glasgow to watch the brightly lit floats that kicked off the Christmas season on Saturday, Nov. 30. The Glasgow Optimist Club and... Full story


Turning 100: A Century Of Memories

It's hard to imagine life as it was 100 years ago. The main mode of transportation was still the horse. Running water and electricity in homes was rarely heard of and only a luxury the rich seemed to...


74 New Light Poles For Glasgow

Wooden poles for streetlights and phone lines were a common practice in the years past. Today new poles made of fiberglass and steel stand through the weather and winds and are used more frequently. NorthWestern Energy has begun to replace 74...


City Gets Grants For Bulletproof Vests

Protecting the local community comes with risks and dangers. A grant the city of Glasgow received will help pay for extra protection for law enforcement. The City Council adopted a resolution on Monday, Nov. 18, that allowed them to accept a grant,...


Santa's Magic Touch For The Young & Old

Editor's note: See the bottom of this story and read to kids what Santa had to say about his work at the North Pole. This reporter got a one-on-one interview with the man who does it all in one... Full story


Just Say It Like It Is

As I lay napping in my recliner the other evening with the TV on, I was rudely awakened by this loud obnoxious announcer guy trying to make me believe – in a raucous voice better suited to be announcing the Friday Night cage fights – that... Full story


A Brush With The Past

Like most of us, I am thinking of gifts for Christmas. I think that men are the hardest to buy for, which brought to mind hair brushes, of all things. Do you remember when an appropriate gift for the men in your life was a nice hair brush set that ca...


Sage Grouse: The Dilemma

Since February, Montana’s Sage Grouse Advisory Council has been working overtime to create a management plan for the bird whose habitat spans central, northern and eastern Montana. The urgency? This upland game bird has been declared...


Sage Grouse: The Draft Plan

The Bureau of Land Management has released for review and public comment the Lewistown Field Office Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement. It is available for review and comment throughout...


Sue Baker

Sue (Penner) Baker, 93, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, of natural causes at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont. She was born on her grandfather's homestead in Waterloo Township, North Dakota,...


Elaine Geraldine 'Scotty' Kjelstrup

Elaine Geraldine "Scotty" (Scott) Kjelstrup, 91, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Highgate Senior Living in Billings, Mont. A memorial service will be at First Congregational Church in Glasgow at 2...


Annie Davis

Annie (Schmidt) Davis, 75, died from a heart attack, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born July 10, 1938, on the farm of Emil A. and Eva...


Dustin Bietz

Dustin Jeffrey Bietz, 31, died on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., from complications from a stem cell transplant. Services will be Monday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at the...


Ice Dawgs Are All Bite

A new year and a new opportunity. That's the outlook that the high school Ice Dawgs have entering the 2013 season with after a disappointing 2012 campaign. Coming off a split with Havre on the road a... Full story


A Class Of Its Own

This weekend, Glasgow High School will host it’s first Class ‘C’ Showcase Basketball Tournament. The tournament will feature boys and girls basketball from Glasgow and surrounding communities as well as schools from outside the area such....


U19 Team Shooting For The No. 1 Spot

Finishing in second place is bad enough when you do it once. It's unheard of when you do it twice – in the same season – as the U19 Ice Dawgs did last year. The Ice Dawgs are back on the ice as th...



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