Articles from the August 19, 2015 edition

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 By James Walling    News    August 19, 2015

Seeking Summer Memories, Merit Badges

Members of Boy Scout Troop 850 (Glasgow residents, all) took to the Missouri Aug. 4 in search of merit badges for Theatre, Pioneering, and Canoeing, as well as some good, clean fun in sun. Scout...



Classifieds for the week of August 19, 2015...  Website


Northeast Montana Relay for Life Surpasses Fundraising Goal

I heard the festivities before I saw them. Walking into the Relay I heard singing, followed by applause from the crowd. The closer I got, I could see most everyone was gathered under the well-lit...

 By Patrick Burr    News    August 19, 2015

Ongoing Sponsorship Program Raises Money, Brightens Town

Mayor Becky Erickson’s non-formal fundraising effort has aided in bringing the Glasgow Downtown Revitalization Plan to beautiful fruition. The donation push, which Erickson says has consisted of a few mail-outs and one cocktail party, pulled in...


Can-Am Laser Regatta Drinks Wind on Fort Peck Lake

Caleb Gilliam of Billings makes the most of conditions and his craft to gain speed during the Can-Am Fort Peck Lake Laser Regatta, held Aug. 15-17.... Full story


Local Family Touched by Tragedy in Texas

A local family is asking for help after tragedy struck miles away in Houston, Texas. On Aug. 8, Valerie Jackson, Dwayne Jackson Sr. and their six children were shot to death in their home. David Ray Conley III has admitted to the murders and was...


Appreciating Ancestors

While watching my granddaughter vacuum the carpeting in my house not long ago, the thought struck me that she has never known any other way to clean carpets. As child of 11 years of age, I remember the carpet in my folks’ living room. It wasn’t...


Read What I Write, Not What You Think I Write

I caught crabs while in Washington. (Oh stop that!) We went out to the Straits of Juan De Fuca in a small boat that I heartily wished was a much larger boat. I didn't have a license to catch crabs. My shipmates actually caught the crabs. About a...


Letters to the Editor

Editor's Note: Our correspondence is growing! Beginning next week, extended commentary and columns directed at individual readers, columnists and/or staff will be included in a separate "Commentary" section reserved for discussion. "Fire Truck...


Calendar of Upcoming Events In Our Area

WEDNESDAY – AUG. 19 6-9 p.m. - State wildlife officials will host a public hearing in Malta at the Malta High School; S. 9th St. W., to discuss and take comments on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in... Full story


Judith M. Allison

Judith M. (Hillman) Allison, 74, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, under hospice care at the Health Center in Kalispell, Mont. Cremation has taken place and...

 By Patrick Burr    Sports    August 19, 2015

Fort Peck Can-Am Regatta Outlasts Elements

The wind blew hard across the deep teal water of Fort Peck Marina on Saturday morning. Indeed, it tore with such force as to merit the lowering of a flag pole from the roof of a camper parked behind...

 By Patrick Burr    Sports    August 19, 2015

Glasgow Wrestling Camp Brews Resolve in Scottie Hearts

A half-decade has run its course since Glasgow High School last captured the Montana State Wrestling Championship, a blunt-knife truth which second year head coach Jory Casterline is eager to yank...

 By Patrick Burr    Sports    August 19, 2015

An NCAA Champion in Glasgow

Derek St. John was born in Parnell, Iowa to Trent and Laurie St. John. He graduated from Iowa City West High School in 2009, where he posted a career record of 182-9 on the mat and won two state championships. After high school, St. John enrolled at...


Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas and More

One of the most significant changes in the history of motion pictures is the retreat from the big screen to increasingly smaller ones. Television wasn't the cause, though it predicted the idea of free...


Green Spaces in Rural Places:

This is the time of year my garden gets short shrift. Every year I know it's coming, and every year I still put in a large garden. Every year I swear I'm not going to do so much, but then spring happe...



McKenna Strommen shows her pastel drawing of bird "sitting pretty" that earned her a rosette at the Northeast Montana fair.... Full story


Aiden Fouhy Wins Big

Aiden Fouhy received the Individual Herdsman Award for sheep presented by Jeremy Tihista (at right). He also won Overall Grand Champion Ewe, Grand Champion Targee Ewe, Best Overall Breeding Sheep... Full story


Lustre Family Raises Poultry Right

Top: Pictured with her poultry project, Diane Pankratz won the Sr. Grand Champion Showmanship Award in horse as well as the Horsemanship Level IV award in the Horse Show Awards. Bottom: Judy... Full story


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