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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Glasgow City Council decided to follow the recommendation of an appointed committee and pay the fire chief $500 a quarter, beginning Jan. 1.

State Sen.-elect Greg Jergeson, D-Chinook, will be out of job in two years under a legislative reapportionment plan approved by the District and Apportionment Commission on Friday. The commission voted to pair the 100 state House districts approved earlier this year to create 50 state Senate districts. In doing so, commissioners created a massive Senate district that extends from Wild Horse in Hill County on the west, skirts around Havre and runs down U.S. Highway 2 to the North Dakota state line.

A game of obscure English origins, played in the servants' hall in the early 18th century before moving to the parlors of the gentry, has been popular in the northern United States for generations. A long-standing rivalry between some Minnesota contenders and a band of Glasgow players was renewed last weekend during the 33rd annual Glasgow Whist Tournament. The first round of the tournament was held Friday night at the Montana Tavern with eight tables. Honors were split between Montana and Minnesota. First Place went to two former Glaswegians, now from Billings: Jerry Fischer and Lynn Sather. These two have been at this game a long time. Fischer won back in 1993 and Sather in 2009 and 2007.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, December 4, 1997

The Glasgow High School English Department has incited poet Cas Still from Bigfork, to serve as artist in residence during the week of Dec. 8-12. Kitty Lou Rusher and Sam Kitzenberg's sophomores will work with Cas Still "to write collaborative poems using themes that GHS has focused on or art prints or objects as stimulators.

The origin of the Northern Heights Tenants Association was the establishment of a Neighborhood Watch program in May 1994 to fight increased crime on what was then called the Glasgow Housing Project. Following a meeting with three Department of Housing and Urban Development representatives from Denver, the Neighborhood watch program member started the Tenants Association. The Association's first meeting was Nov. 18, 1994 with Acting Chair John B. Gideon. The Neighborhood Watch continues as committee of the Tenants Association and often shares meetings.

Lisa Toews, a sophomore at Lustre Christian High School, put her name into the record book during the 1997 girls' hoop season. On Oct. 3rd when the Lustre Lady Lions hosted Saco, Toews went wild on the basketball floor. The guard netted 39 points, breaking a 10-year old record held by Lori Wall Hentges.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, December 7, 1972

State senator-elect Stanley Nees of Poplar won the drawing held at 10 a.m. Monday at the temporary Valley County Courthouse at the St. Raphael's parochial school to determine terms of office for state senators under Montana's present constitution.

The Mountain-Plains Education and Economic Development program at Glasgow Air Force Base expects to reach it full complement of 200 families by the end of this month.The program, one of the National Institutes of Educations four model programs in career education, is designed to provide a total career education program for families in six states of Idaho, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. At present there are 24 Montana families enrolled in the program.

Glasgows wrestling Scotties, spotting arch- rival Wolf Point nine points in the low weights, poured on the power and blanked the Wolves on their own scoreboard over the remaining 10 matches to score an overwhelming 53-9 road victory, Saturday night.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, December 4, 1947

An unofficial Glasgow census completed last week by paid workers under supervision of County Assessor Ed Hodapp shows Glasgow with a 1947 population of 4,089. The figure is about a 10 percent increase over the 1940 official census, which showed Glasgow population of 3,799, and is the first time Glasgow's population has exceeded 4,000.

A record-breaking volume of Christmas mail, both outgoing and incoming, is anticipated at the Glasgow, postoffice, Postmaster J. P. Sternhagen said this week. He advised patrons to "Buy stamps now, mail early and avoid the rush."

Members of the Valley County Junior Red Cross have turned in 121 Friendship boxes to be sent out to European Children to Mrs. Ruth Putz, Valley County Junior Red Cross Chairman. The boxes have been packed for mailing to a shipping point. More boxes are expected to be turned in soon, Mrs. Putz said, as several other schools are known to be working on the project.

The Mountain State Telephone and Telegraph company this morning filed with the Montana railway and public service commission in Helena request for authority to revise certain exchange and toll telephone rates in the State. The increases in Glasgow would be $1 a month for a business phone, 50 cents a month for a two-party business phone and 25 cents a month for single-line residence phone. All other rates would remain the same.


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