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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2011

• The Glasgow Scottie Band showed off in the Homecoming Parade this year, boasting a completely new set of uniforms. Over decades of use, the band’s distinctive kilts had grown shabby and in short supply.

• Dave Strohmaier and his family arrived in Glasgow on Amtrak last Thursday to make two points; to make sure passenger rail service remains strong in Montana and to “get Congress back on track.”

• They didn’t post a perfect score, but the Glasgow girls’ cross country team did run its best meet of the season in Fort Peck, with every runner setting a season best or personal best at the meet.

• It was a tale of two days for the Glasgow volleyball team at the Dicksinson tournament this weekend. Stuck with two fo the larger team sin the tournament in their pool, the Scotties had a rough first day in North Dakota but recovered nicely on Saturday.

• Penalties and mental mistakes. Little things. The same little things that hampered the Scotties for the first three weeks of the season continued to mount as the game trailed on in a 39-6 loss to Cut Bank on Friday.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, Sept. 26, 1996

• U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) announced Tuesday that the board of directors of Amtrak has approved the company’s Fiscal Year 1997 business plan, including a previously announced restructuring that calls for new services and increased train frequency, as well as restoration of seven-day service along the Empire Builder line that travels through Montana’s Hi-Line.

• Montana Department of Commerce Director Jon Noel announced that Glasgow is one of 10 Montana communities selected to share $3,700,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds through the recently completed 1996 Public Facilities grant competition.

• Invade. Raid and Conquer was the theme for this year’s Glasgow Homecoming. And that is just what the Dawgs did to the Poplar Indians on Friday night.

• The Scottie girls’ varsity basketball team sits atop the state Class B power polls after a big 56-53 win over the M’ettes of Malta last Saturday in Saco.

• Last Monday, Alexander Elliott McNair was riding Amtrak from Seattle to Chicago, when he saw Glasgow on the map, and had to get off to see it. McNair is traveling around the world before starting university in October.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, Sept. 30, 1971

• Glasgow has been selected as one of five cities in the state to host a workshop on Montana’s forthcoming constitutional convention. The meeting here Oct. 8 and 9 will focus on the legislative branch.

• A total of 1,323 hunters – only 13 more than last year – applied for one of 50 special rifle permits for elk in south Valley County at the special Fish and Game department drawing held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Civic Center in Glasgow.

• A half-dozen northside Glasgow youths, closely associated to the location of a rash of break-ins Tuesday afternoon and evening, helped city police trap and apprehend two of four Great Falls youths now being held in custody at city jail.

• The focus of attention at Glasgow Senior High school today is on homecoming activities which will begin with a bonfire tonight at 7:30 behind the new school followed by a snake dance originating in Buttrey’s parking lot.

• Shattered on the rocks of Glendive’s Homecoming last Friday in their first road test and worst defeat of the young season, Glasgow’s Scotties come home this week to face Miles City’s Cowboys in the annual Scotty Festival at the Fairgrounds stadium.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, Sept. 26, 1946

• Besides marking Glasgow’s first encounter on the gridiron with a Big Six opponent, Saturday night’s contest here with Missoula also is the occasion for the first annual “homecoming roundup” for Glasgow high students and alumni.

• Membership campaign of the recently organized Glasgow Community Concert Association will be launched the week of Oct. 7, it was announced today by Mrs. C. H. Brocksmith, association president.

• NASHUA—Nashua took its first six-man game of the season from Culbertson, 13-12, at Culbertson on Saturday.

• HINSDALE—A proposal that Hinsdale school district be authorized to purchase approximately 2 ½ blocks of land for use as a permanent school and community athletic field will go before voters of the district at a special election schedule for Oct. 12, according to R. E. Hillman, district clerk.

• Second drawing on Saturday in the eighth annual Farmers Day series brought a larger crowd in spite of threatening skies and intermittent rains, with seven prizes awarded to the many Valley County residents present.

• All entry money received in the Valley sportsman’s association fishing derby at Fort Peck Lake Sunday will be divided into five awards—for the largest pike, trout, crappie, perch and bass.


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