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Yesterday's Memories

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Michelle Bigelbach

The Courier

10 Years Ago


Oct. 9, 2013

The upcoming municipal elections are featuring contested seats, write-ins and shoo-ins. Glasgow Mayor Dan Carney, who is seeking a third term, has competition from an 18-year veteran of the City Council, Becky Erickson. Glasgow Wards 1 and 2 are both having three-way races for the City Council. Incumbent Neil Chouinard will not run again but Nancy Schoenfelder, Stan Ozark and Shawn Andersyn are vying for the job. In Ward 2, incumbent Melanie Sorensen is facing challengers Doug Nistler and Curt Clampitt.

Mayor Pat Hallett wants to continue in office in Nashua but must defeat former Mayor Allan Bunk. The two incumbents in Nashua's Ward 1 have filed for reelection, Linda Falkenstern for a four-year term and Smokey Stover for a two-year term.

City, county and state officials received a 25-page "memorandum of law" from a St. Marie man on Monday that painstakingly outlined legal reasons why the government has no right to require that he have a driver's license. In the original sections of the document, Terry-Lee affirms that he is not a resident of the "municipal corporate State of MONTANA," but that he is a "Citizen of the Republic of Montana one of the several states." His signed affidavit in the end refers to himself as "Terry-Lee, a sovereign being."

The Opheim School's athletic co-op agreement with Scobey will terminate at the end of this school year. The big question for the Opheim area is whether they want to enter into another three-year agreement with Scobey, and if so, which sports? This is the question posted to the Opheim school board, especially in regard to girls' basketball.

The Glasgow Scotties football team came out of the gates on fire last Friday night against their 2B conference rivals, the Malta Mustangs and cruised to a decisive 38-6 victory. The Scotties – stocked with key players from Glasgow, Nashua and Hinsdale this season – had their foot on the gas pedal in the first half to build a 35-0 lead and start a "running clock" before halftime.

The Glasgow Scotties girls cross country team took first with a score of 39 points in Havre. The boys cross country team placed fifth with 161. Josie Braaten crossed the finish line in first with a time of 19:10 and then it was Rachael Zeiger in third, Emma Fewer in ninth and Amanda Wolff in 10th.

Walker Allen came in first for the boys, placing 20th with a time of 17:45 and Bridger Sanders followed closely behind in 25th with a time of 17:56.

25 Years Ago


Oct. 1, 1998

Arnold and Sara Toews Wiens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a big family reunion on Aug. 29 and 30. There were 36 present, including their six children and 22 grandchildren. They cruised in two houseboats on Fort Peck Lake where many of the family enjoyed swimming and waterskiing.

Ronald P. Stoneberg, Hinsdale, Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Alberta Blanton, former Glasgow resident and current employee of Montana State Library, received the Governor's Award for Excellence in Performance at the awards ceremony Aug. 30 in the State Capitol Rotunda.

The Courier is among the telephone customers targeted by a tricky scam operation. Calls are received from people saying they are either working for U.S. West or for companies hired by U.S. West. The consumer is asked to allow U.S. West to split their telephone bills – one bill for local service and one for long distance. The consumer is told he or she will be charged $5 per month if the bill is not split. A check with Nemont Telephone in Scobey revealed this is a scam. Consumers who agree to split their billing will discover their long distance carrier has been changed.

The sixth annual Livestock Judging contest was held in Hinsdale Saturday at the rodeo grounds. The results of this year's contest are as follows:

FFA Senior Division Hinsdale, Team 1; FFA Junior Division, Culbertson; 4-H Senior Division, Jackalopes, Valley County, Bobbi Crater; and 4-H Junior Division, Scobey all received plaques.

Individual high scorers were FFA Senior Division, Chris Strommen, Hinsdale; FFA Junior Division Russel Snedigar, Culbertson; 4-H Senior Division, Bobbi Crater, Glasgow; 4-H Junior Division, Tyrell Wilson, Scobey; and Junior High Division, Taryn Aberg, Hinsdale.

The Hinsdale Raiders seem to get tougher and tougher to play as the season progresses. The girls now have a record of seven wins and one loss, which is their best start in over 10 years. Last weekend the girls upped the mark to seven and one by defeating the Lustre Lions and Peerless Panthers.

Generally races consist of the same distance run by all the contestants. A couple of Glasgow runners decided to break the rules on Thursday at Frazer. They were leading the pack, setting a good pace, but with a wrong turn that quickly changed. Naomi Davison and Mary Wilson found themselves trying to overcome a setback of a half-mile. The other girls made up for the loss by running a tough race.

Hi-Line Home Programs, Inc., is one of the programs which the Governor's Council on Families will honor from seven Montana communities on Sept. 25, in the Capitol Rotunda. Lt. Governor Judy Martz and Council Chair Katherine Curtis will present certificates to representatives of these programs, which are being recognized for embracing the Council's vision statement, "Montana will forever nurture and support all families."

50 Years Ago


Oct. 4, 1973

Selected as candidates for king and queen of the Scotty Festival are Karen Helland, Terry Helland, Paulette Etchart, Rocky Kittleson, Patti Quinlivan and George Rahlf. The king and queen will be announced at coronation ceremonies in the Glasgow Senior High School auditorium at 8 p.m.

Local police and the Valley County Sheriff's department are investigating leads on the person or persons responsible for glass damage caused by shots from high powered BB guns or pellet guns. Police Officer Russell Glaeske noticed shattered and peppered car windows on Glasgow's north side during routine patrol early Wednesday morning.

There is some "good news and some bad news" in the reapportionment picture for Glasgow and northeastern Montana. But on the whole, State Sen. Gordon Bollinger, of Glasgow, feels Glasgow and Valley County "gained more than it lost" under the proposed new single member legislative district proposed by the State Reapportionment Committee, chaired by Joseph R. Marra of Great Falls.

Senior citizens 62 years and older can get free passes to all school activities, according to a decision made by the board of trustees, school district 1 and 1A at last week's meeting in the Junior High building. "We are granting these passes in appreciation of their school support," said Gary Martin, superintendent.

The Glasgow Scotties intoxicated on the sweet smell of victory, stopped the Wolf Point Wolves and their 230 pound fullback Craig Anderson cold in the second half of action under the fairground lights Saturday night, and then hammered out a stunning 26-12 victory over their previously unbeaten Eastern-A arch-rivals.

The Hinsdale Raider girls' basketball team won the first place trophy by defeating Saco's Black Kats 38-21 in the invitational tournament they hosted Friday and Saturday. High scorer for the Raisers was Susan Court. Referees were Charles Mueller and Terry Sather.

Glasgow's 7th and 8th grade boys swept the first seven places in the opening event and little Pam Fuhrman sprinted home a full 30-seconds ahead of her nearest rival as the Scotty cross-country teams dominated their own Glasgow Invitation distance meet last Saturday over at the Senior High School course.

New officers heading the Valley County 4-H Council are Mrs. Robert Hansen, president; Mrs. Bill Fewer, vice president; and Marijo Hones, secretary treasurer.

The newest faces in Glasgow business world are Pet and Jeanie Steinmetz, new proprietors of the Montgomery Ward & Co., store at 110 5th Street South. The Steinmetzes took over operations of the store formerly run by Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Brown, of Glasgow.

75 Years Ago


Sept. 30, 1948

Three Glasgow Junior Chamber of Commerce members drove to Chinook Wednesday night to attend a Chinook Jaycee "boss night" program and stag affair. Those going from here were Clifford Walker, Glasgow Jaycee president; Buelle C. Hayward, state Jaycee Vice president and Staff Serg. Robert S. Bigelow.

Maj. George H. Armstrong, of Glasgow, has arrived here to attend the Air Command and Staff school of the Air university. The new class of the Air Command and Staff school, which will run for five and one-half months. It is the second highest school of the Air university and is for officers who have 6 to 11 years of commissioned service.

Answering inquiries concerning the coming Valley county deer season, Elmer Johnson, chairman of the state fish and game commission pointed out this week that the hunting area does not extend east of the Fort Peck highway. That territory was excluded from the deer area because of heavier settlement and farming, he pointed out.

Hinsdale High School will have a 32-piece band Friday afternoon at a local athletic contest, the Hinsdale-Nashua football game. The band will lead the parade to the football field on the east side of town and will play between quarters. The school band, directed by Elwin Williamson has been having daily marching practice in preparation for its appearance.


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