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April 19, 2023

Glasgow Courier Archive Photo / For the Courier

In this April 19, 1973 photo, spectators and athletes are bundled up to beat the wind chill and low 30s temperature.

10 Years Ago

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Keystone XL oil pipeline doesn't have its presidential permit yet, but a lot of preparation work has been done so construction can jump into action when it comes. NorVal Electric Cooperative is preparing to supply power to two pump stations that would be built in Valley County to help push crude oil from the Alberta tar sands some 1,700 miles to refineries in the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Jewel Fourstar Ackerman was recently honored as the 2013 MIEA Indian School Board Member of the Year at the Montana Indian Education Association conference in Billings. Ackerman is a longtime resident of Frazer and is a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. She has served for 27 years in the Frazer Head Start Center as a lead teacher.

Firefighters from Glasgow, Long Run, Fort Peck and Saco donned masks and handled hoses Tuesday night in a simulated structure fire on 2nd Avenue South beside the fire hall. The burn trailer that sustains real flames and creates smoky interiors was purchased jointly for training purposes by six fire departments in northeast Montana.

The Valley County Landfill Board has decided to close off any further conversations with Dyad Engineering LLC about accepting oilfield waste. The vote at the regular board meeting was 6 – 1. The 11 people who spoke during the public comment period at the beginning of the meeting were against Dyad's proposal to bring three-ton concrete blocks of TENORM (technologically enhanced, naturally occurring radioactive material) from the Bakken to the county landfill.

Rash of cancellations leaves softball in limbo. The state-favorite Scottie girls' softball team is winless so far this season. They've also only played one game. The Scottie girls have had five games canceled and/or rescheduled and two jamborees that were snowed out.

Glasgow golfers were wishing they were given jackets during the Forsyth Invitational on Saturday as golfers battled the rain, sleet and snow that fell during the round. Boyd Sinclair, Luke Gunderson, Braden Barstad, Jared Smith and Wyatt Holzworth combined to score 390, tying Roundup for fourth out of seven teams at the meet.

During the Baker track and field invitational, the Scottie girls took the top with an 81, edging out Sidney, who had 69 and North Dakota's Bowman who finished with 53. The boys weren't far behind taking fifth with 35 points only a single tally behind Bowman. The event was so windy, 30 mph gusts, that the pole vault and javelin events were canceled.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, April 16, 1998

Todd Kasten, president of the Norwest bank in Glasgow, announced that Russell J. Smith, D.V.M. And Richard Markle have been named Norwest Community Board Members. Don Fast has also agreed to serve another term on the Norwest Community Advisory Board. Fast, a native of Glasgow, has been involved in agriculture for the past 25 years and is currently president of the Montana Agriculture Experiment Station Advisory Council, and is a member of the Montana School Board Association, Montana Grain Growers, VFW and Montana Pilots Association.

Private pilots from the Glasgow area were quick to join the search when fellow flyer Cecil Wedding was reported missing last week. Wedding was soloing his single engine plane in bad weather from Havre to his home in Jordan on Monday. Dozens of air and ground volunteers from across Montana battled fog, low clouds, mud and snow, hoping to rescue the former legislator and candidate for Public Service Commission.

The first place team in the First Annual Roger Fuchs Memorial Tournament was the Hallock Trucking team, Woody Larson, Bryan Severence, Scott Severence, Jeff Anderson, Brad Nissley, Bo Nelsonand Bill Dreikosen. Others named to the all star team were Ed Cochran and Jim Anderson.

After the first of eight weekends, Sam's Hi-Line Ford ranked second in Division 's team competition with a score of 3422. In doubles action, Karen Sillerud and Thelma Riggin were racked third with a 1319 score.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, April 19, 1973

Construction crews broke ground on the new $150,000 city swimming pool complex under construction in Hoyt Park, adjacent to the Glasgow Civic Center. Construction began immediately after the sale of the pool bonds to Glasgow's two banks.

The log cabin-style units of the former Bell Motel on Highway 2 in Glasgow are on their way to new locations. The individual units were sold recently at public auction and house-moving contractors have the units jacked up ready to be moved to their new sites.

Glasgow Pauses To Observe Easter – All Glasgow businesses will close 12 noon to 3 p.m. in observance of Good Friday, with services scheduled in area churches.

Adeline Mitchell, of Glasgow, was named president of district one, American Legion Auxiliary, at its spring meeting in Scobey, April 14.

Temperatures in the low 30s, laced by 20-40 mph winds that kicked the chill factor down near the zero mark, robbed a star-studded cast of athletes from 22 northeastern Montana schools of a place in the record book at Saturday's running of the annual Glasgow Sports Club Track and Field Invitational in the Bonnie City.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, April 15, 1948

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Otto M. Christinson Land Company in Glasgow as well as the 40th year here of its founder and owner Otto M. Christinson. The business has been in its present location in the First National Bank building for more than 30 years.

Collection to date in the local school fund drive for School District 21, Peck School, has been very gratifying with the exception of the school family unit contribution, which are lagging. The total amount collected thus far is $1,460 of which $725 has been contributed by business firms, organizations and contractor, $130 by non-school families and private individuals and $615 by school family units.

Grace Van Duser, Glasgow High School Principal and Francis Loomer, boys physical education instructor, are in Missoula this week for a series of northwest and state meetings on health, physical education and recreation.

A large crowd enjoyed the spring concert by the Glasgow High School junior and senior Kiltie bands in the high school auditorium under the direction of Vern Hallenback.

Tom Jones suffered a broken nose and other facial injuries Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a pitched ball while batting for Hinsdale in a high school baseball game between Hinsdale and Saco on the local diamond.


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