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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The three-way contest for one seat on the Glasgow School Board was settled Tuesday night. Mona Amundson was elected to a three-year term with 739 votes. Sarah Swanson had 418 votes and Rod Ost had 137. Voting was running high for this election. Forty-three percent of the 3,084 registered voters requested absentee ballots.

The Cottonwood was packed Tuesday for the first day of the 45th annual Governor's Conference on Aging. It marked the first time Glasgow has hosted this conference and the first visit by Gov. Steve Bullock since his election.

The Glasgow City Council heard from a rural water specialist that the city's water system is running a deficit because the rates are too low. John Weikel, a circuit rider for Montana Rural Water Systems, told the council at Monday's regular meeting that his preliminary analysis of the system shows the annual cost is $659,000, while receipts are $634,440 putting the account in the red by nearly $40,000.

Finally playing in front of their town, friends and family, the Glasgow softball team put on a powerful display with an 18-15 win over Sidney on Tuesday. Hundreds came out to see their dominant Scottie girls take on the Lady Eagles after several previous cancellations put any chance of a home contest in doubt. So when the Scottie girls were finally able to play at Sullivan Field, they were thrilled.

Norm and Kimberly Girard celebrated 30 years at the Top Ten track and field long-jump pit. Kimberly told me that they only missed one Top Ten and that was the year the event was cancelled because of six feet of wet, heavy snow covering the track.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, parents and fans traversed the Scottie track on Saturday in the slowest lap in Top Ten history. But it was also one of the most important. The lap was honoring long-time Scottie track coach Bob Farrell, who died in April. Farrell was the originator of the Top Ten meet format in Glasgow, a format that has been duplicated throughout the state. This was the first meet without Farrell in attendance in some form.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, May 14, 1998

Dr. Gordon Bell cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the new Glasgow Clinic building at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. Scores of people streamed inside for a tour and refreshments. It contains eight doctor's offices and 23 examining rooms. The staff of the Glasgow Clinic are Drs. Bell, Kenneth Clark, Lawrence Palazzo and Shere Conway and family nurse practitioners Netty McIntyre and Kari Wiens.

The 25-year old diesel tank at the Valley County Courthouse was removed this week. Like most old underground tanks, it was presenting problems with potential leaks and compliance with regulations. It was replaced with a 1500-gallon above-ground tank which is easier to inspect and repair.

Lieutenant Mike Sukut, of the Glasgow Police Department, was honored in a surprise ceremony for his actions which saved the life of a 72-year old man last August. Police Chief Lynn Erickson, presented a plaque from the community and the Glasgow Police Department, while Sukut's wife Lessa, pinned a life-saver insignia on his uniform.

Disregarding wind and rain showers, area grade schoolers lined up to participate in a number of events at the K-6 Track meet held May 8 in Scobey. Events included races, long jump, softball toss and high jump.

Former Opheim Lady Viking Hoopster Tracy Crandell, received two awards at the annual Miles Community College Pioneers and Lady Pioneer Awards banquet. She received the "Most Inspirational Player Award" and an honorable mention to the Mon-Dak team. She also received a 1997-98 season scrapbook from Coach Dennis Lordemann, who also presented them to the rest of his players.

Scottie Golfers Win the Nashua Invitational – The Scotties scored their first win of the season on Friday at the Nashua Invitational. Leading the Red Team and winning the meet was Erin Gilchrist, who shot a 47 and a 50 for a personal best of 97. Krista Markle shot a 56 and 58 for a 114. Brette Sisson had a 64 and 58 for a 122.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, May 10, 1973

Lt. Col. Robert J. Sandvick, recently returned POW, was honored at a potluck community dinner and program at the Frazer School.

The biggest "do-it-yourself" recreational project in the city's history is scheduled to get underway. On the weekend of June 2-3, over 200 volunteers from several area recreational groups will begin measuring, digging, putting up 5,000 feet of chain link fencing. Just how much of the total 43-acre sewer lagoon site will be converted into recreational use still hinges on the future of the lagoon itself.

Inauguration of Nashua's newly elected mayor, John Egosque, was observed as the city council meeting. Also taking the oath of office administered by City Clerk Mrs. Kermit Viste were James E. Hill and Mrs. Barbara Boner, new alderman and alderwoman. William Kirkland was named council president. Hill was appointed to head the water commission. Gerald J. McCleery, street commission and Mrs. Boner, Civic Center.

Donna Garsjo earned the outstanding Jayceen award at the installation ceremony and program in the Elks Club last week. Cindy Taylor and Mary Smrcka were presented spokett awards.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, May 13, 1948

A crew of the Lewis Construction company of Great Falls this week began preliminary work leading to installation of Glasgow's new street lighting system. The work will require about two months, it was stated by Walter Kluk, foreman in charge.

N.C. Wolfe, of Scobey, was elected president of Group 4 of the Montana Bankers association at the group's annual convention held in the Legion Hall. A.F. Ibsen, of Glasgow, was chosen vice president of the group.

The proposed Hinsdale street lighting project will be discussed at the May meeting. The lighting system calls for approximately 40 lights on the main business streets and at residential intersections. The petition asking for these lights were presented earlier this month to Valley County Commissioners who received the proposal favorably.

Scotties Win Over Dodson Club, 20 to 7. Paced by the pitching and hitting of Mick Luckman, the Glasgow High Scotties made it four in a row in trouncing the Dodson Coyotes in a baseball game at the Fairgrounds. The victory automatically advanced the Scots to the state semifinals.

Luella Rawe, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Robert Rawe, of Nashua, and Florence Nicholson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H Nicholson of Fort Peck, are valedictorian and salutatorian of the Nashua high school graduating class.


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