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Articles from the January 15, 2014 edition

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Plane Located In Idaho; Family Able To Find Closure

It was like finding a needle in a haystack. It was any family member’s nightmare. A plane occupied by five people known as brothers, husbands, daughters and sons fell from the sky over rugged terrain in Idaho in the cold winter months. After a... Full story


Barbara Marsh, Co-Owner of Sam's, Loses Life In Crash

Barbara Marsh, 54, co-owner of Sam’s Supper Club, was killed early Sunday, Jan. 12, after her pickup went into a ditch west of Glasgow. At 1:51 a.m., BNSF reported that a train crew had seen a van in the ditch near the Liberty Road crossing off... Full story


Erickson Takes The Mayor's Seat

Resigning one seat to take the mayor seat in Glasgow came with a quick raise of the hand and the swearing of an oath. Becky Erickson has now officially taken the title of mayor for the New Year. The... Full story


Judges, Mayors, Champions

July • The airline that provides Essential Air Service to Glasgow and other small cities in Montana has decided to leave the state. Silver Airways notified the U.S. Department of Transportation...


Local Housing Crunch: It's Real And It's Documented

Something that may not be a shock to some is that housing in Glasgow may be hard to come by. The growth policy Glasgow has developed shows that there is a lack in affordable housing in the area. Key findings in the report show that in 2010 around 85...


And They're Off! 2014 Campaign Season Begins

This year is an election year for Valley County and for the state of Montana. Registration for candidacy opened up last week, starting Thursday, Jan. 9, and will remain open until March 10. While there might not be huge excitement in this year’s...


Car Talk With Virgil

My 9.7 readers might recall the experience I suffered through with my Crown Vic in Mickey D’s drive-thru when I “Virgil-ized” the shifter handle. Stay tuned for another thrilling chapter after these words from the Thoeny Yacht Club and... Full story


A Secret Glimpse Into The Life Of Bill Aitken, A Land-Loving Neighbor

How well do we really know our neighbors? Or anyone outside the bounds of our own families, for that matter? I’ve been mulling the question on the occasion of the death of Bill Aitken, an institution in my particular neighborhood. He was such an... Full story


Is Media Really To Blame?

If there’s one thing I’ve never lacked in, it has been curiosity. As a 16-year old I skipped school to lobby at the Boise State Capital building. We spoke to state legislatures on students’ rights in education. Again I lobbied at the age of 25...


Living With A Busted Drain

On a recent Saturday night, I discovered the main drain in our house was busted. There was water all over the basement floor. We tried that night and all the next day to fix it, with no luck. Not only was it busted, it was plugged. Next step ...


The Cold Truth

I hope that we will not have too many more extremely cold days. Early day travel during cold weather must have been lots of fun, even in the early days of the automobile. Heaters in vehicles were a luxury, and far from efficient. I think that almost...


LeRoy Richard Stein

LeRoy Richard Stein, Glentana farmer/rancher and World War II veteran, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at age 89 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. Rosary will be recited...


Alton Lagerquist

Alton Lagerquist, 70, died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2014, at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah, after a 17-month long battle with brain cancer. Cremation has taken place and a memorial...


Lewis A. Magnan

Lewis A. Magnan, 63, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Poplar Community Hospital in Poplar, Mont. A visitation service will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Poplar Activity...


Gail Milton Stensland

On the evening of Jan. 6, 2014, Gail Milton Stensland, 84, passed away peacefully at the Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton, Mont., surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 28, 1929, in...


Carrol Edna Reddick

Carrol Edna (Rasmussen) Reddick, 73, died in Helena on Dec. 27, 2013. She was born in Opheim on Jan. 24, 1940, to Lars and Florence Rasmussen and was the youngest of six kids. She married her...


New Year Baby: Colton Miller

Amanda and Nathan Miller, along with their one-and-a-half-year old son Travis, welcome Colton Allen to the family. Colton was the first baby of the New Year in Valley County. He was born around 8:30... Full story



Winless no more. The Scottie girls basketball team erased the zero they had in the win column on Saturday night at home in front of an energized crowd as they squeaked by with a 42-40 victory over Harlem. Girls head coach Emilee Morehouse said that... Full story


Not On Our Ice

The Glasgow U19 Ice Dawgs escaped with a couple of nail biting wins over the weekend against Bottineau, but couldn't close out the hat trick on Sunday as Glasgow lost to Crosby 5-1. Both games...


Scotties In Attack Mode

The Scotties boys basketball team has faced few challenges in the season so far. Storming out to an 8-0 overall record that includes a 3-0 mark in conference play, Glasgow head coach Norm Braaten...


Hinsdale Basketball Completes Sweep

The Hinsdale Raiders and Lady Raiders each had a very successful weekend scoring two wins over Dodson and Poplar. The games with Dodson were home games so I'll report to you what I saw. More after...

 By Lih-An Yang    Sports    January 15, 2014

A New Season Begins

The Glasgow junior high boys opened their basketball season traveling to the Plentywood Jamboree on Saturday, January 11. These boys were excited to finally have their season under way. On the roster of the eighth grade team are: Alex Fransen, Bryce...



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