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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Strand Apologizes per Agreement


As a condition of a sentence handed down in district court earlier this year, Mary Strand has submitted a letter of apology to The Glasgow Courier. Strand was sentenced June 20, 2016 in Valley County District Court on five counts of felony theft. (See Strand Appears in Court, Glasgow Courier, June 22, 2016.)

In addition to being sentenced to 90 days in the Valley County jail, Strand was also ordered to submit a letter of apology addressed to the community to be printed in the Courier, as well as an oral apology to be broadcast on local radio.

To the Community:

How do I apologize to those who put their faith and trust in me? There aren’t enough words to express how very sorry I am. I deeply regret the pain I’ve caused the community, my friends and co-workers. I embarrassed and tarnished my reputation by my own selfishness, in addition to besmirching my family’s good name.

I don’t ask for forgiveness, as it must come from within first and foremost, but I ask for patience and a modicum of understanding as I attempt to redeem myself.

I am profoundly sorry for my actions and will remain so for the rest of my life.

“To err is human . . . to forgive divine.”


Mary Strand


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