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Articles from the March 23, 2016 edition

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Spotlight on the Stockyards

Agriculture isn't all about crops and livestock, it's also about the people who choose to pursue it as a career. Working at the Glasgow Stockyards is tough, and their established, experienced staff...

 

Plea Agreement in FPFAC Case

Mary Strand, her attorney Vernon Woodward, and Valley County Attorney Nick Murnion have reached a plea agreement in the embezzlement case involving the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council. The agreement will be heard by the Court at a date yet to be determin... Full story

 
 By Jennifer Rohrer    News    March 23, 2016

Nashua School District Awarded Rural Community Grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services

Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded the Nashua School District a $1,500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant to help replace their playground equipment. "Much of the playground equipment on our...

 
 By James Walling    News    March 23, 2016

Kompel Reminds Public on Fencing

City of Glasgow Public Works Director Robert Kompel asks the public to be aware of changes to the city ordinance on fencing, which took effect last summer. The changes listed in Ordinance No. 953 impact the construction of fences at corners and...

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    March 23, 2016

Abuse Victim Still Waiting for Restitution

In 2009, former Glasgow resident Dan Burns was found guilty – per plea agreement - of sexual abuse of children, a felony, and was ordered to pay $82,352.23 in restitution to his victim. Seven years later, even after the death of Burns while he was...

 
 By James Walling    News    March 23, 2016

City Council: In Brief

Adam Morehouse was approved as a hire for a vacant position in the city's street department at the March 21 meeting of the Glasgow City Council, marking a return to the crew after a stint with the...

 

Hunter's Safety Graduates

For the 16th year Gifford Fjeld of Hinsdale has instructed youngsters firearm safety.  Tyler Hillman has assisted Fjeld for 5 years and Douglas Jones is in his second year helping. (L-R): Douglas... Full story

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    March 23, 2016

School Board Approves Levy Request, Accepts Resignations

The Glasgow School Board met in regular session Wednesday, March 16 at the Central Office. Present were: Luke Breigenzer, student representative, trustees Suzanne Billingsley, Mike Kaiser, Mona Amundson, John Daggett, and Alison Molvig, as well as...

 

Reds Bring Heavy Contribution to Dickinson Baseball

Former Glasgow Reds and current Dickinson State Blue Hawks Wacy Ortmann, Jonathan Koessl, and Jason Thibault have already had a very busy March with their team. From March 5 to March 18 the Blue... Full story

 

Scott Thompson Hired as Region 6 FWP Wildlife Manager

Scott Thompson was recently appointed as the Region 6 Wildlife Manager for Montana of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. He will be based out of Glasgow and replaces Mark Sullivan, who became the Region 6 Supervisor in October of 2015. Thompson, 37, is original...

 

Tot to Schoolboy: GWC Brings Home Hardware

With the Glasgow Wrestling Club competing in three different states this past weekend, the Highlanders were well-represented. The GWC sent 38 grapplers to the Circle Invitational, the Black Hills...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 23, 2016

2015-2016 Eastern C Girls Basketball All-State Selections

'Tis quite an honor to be selected for the All-State Girls Class C Eastern Division Basketball Team. It's doubly sweet to have two girls from the same team chosen for this honor. Two of the North Country Lady Mavericks were chosen this season. It...

 

Community and Contentment

Every once in a while, a person will have an experience that they will always remember. Such was the case with me several weeks ago. I had gone to church a little earlier than usual. There were about four or five other people there when I entered....

 

More About Buffalo

Kudos go out to Representative Ryan Zinke for his calling out of the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management about the potential “change-of-use” permit in regards to the 3.5 million acres the APR wants for their free-ranging...

 
 By Ryan Zinke    Opinion    March 23, 2016

Senate Should Advise Obama on Nominee

The recent and unexpected death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia sent shockwaves across our nation. I was floored when I heard the news. Although I had only met Justice Antonin Scalia once, his legacy will have a lasting impact on me....

 

Making March

This past week brought to my mind several March occasions and how they were recognized not many years ago. I am sure that there are many Glasgow residents who remember a local attorney who always recognized St Patrick’s Day by presenting many...

 

(Not) Making a Murderer

In August 2015, the American Psychological Association released a report “linking” video games to violent crimes. Every mentally stable gamer I know of, including myself, completely disagrees. I have been playing video gamester the majority of my... Full story

 

A Rancher's Worst Nightmare

Remember the spotted owl? As I recall this bird was going extinct if we didn’t shut down the logging industry in the Pacific Northwest. It was shut down causing untold economic, social and, with the recent forest fires, ecologic damage. Did it...

 

Federal Land Transfer: Bad for Sportsmen and Ranchers

There has been a recent push from a group named the American Lands Council led by Montana’s own Jennifer Fielder (SD 7) of Thompson Falls. On March 15th another complaint was filed against Fielder’s predecessor and mentor, Rep. Ken Ivory. Ivory a...

 

Peter Edward Schuster

Peter Edward Schuster, 77, of Glentana, Mont., passed peacefully from this earth on Saturday, March 19, 2016. A vigil will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Parish in Glentana.... Full story

 

Eugene H. Colver

Eugene H. Colver, a 1957 graduate of Glasgow High School in Montana and a 1973 graduate of Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii, died from pancreatic/biliary cancer in San Antonio, Texas, March 7,... Full story

 

Anthony 'Tony' Paul Dyba

Devoted husband, father, grandfather, parts man and fisherman, Tony was a happy man who whistled through life. He passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, at the age of 82, after a very brief illness. At... Full story

 

Jack L. Jimison

Jack L Jimison, 79, from Kelso, Wash., (lifetime Montanan) died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in a huge storm with wind, rain, hail, downed trees and power outages. We are pretty sure he caused all that... Full story

 

Phillip Louis Thievin

Phillip Louis Thievin, 88, was born Jan. 28, 1928, at the family home in the Carbert community north of Peerless, Mont., to Eugene and Jeanne (St. Germaine) Thievin. He passed away Saturday, March... Full story

 

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