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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2023

At least half a dozen burglaries have taken place in Valley County and Glasgow over the last few weeks. At Monday's City Council meeting, Lt. Trint Gamas said that investigators had one possible suspect in custody – but there may be another. "We just need to remind people to lock their doors on their car doors and their houses," Gamas said during the council meeting.

A painful but important reminder was placed at Sullivan Park this week. The National Weather Service in Glasgow worked with the Glasgow Reds baseball team to place a high water mark on the concessions stand. "The marker is for anyone in the future to see," said Tanja Fransen, a local meteorologist at the National Weather Service. "Twenty years from now people can go by and realize that this happened here. It was an event I'll never forget.

The Jackalopes 4-H Club will receives one of the Kiwanis Awards at the Kiwanis Meeting. To qualify the club had to participate in community service, have a high percentage of members show projects at the fair and have new members join their club. The new officers are: president Morgan Paju; VP for membership, Cheyenne Paju, VP for programs, Dylan Linder; secretary Micah Tweten; treasurer Kate Parks; parliamentarian Rachel Billingsley; community service leader Niki Turner; historian Lexie Pehlke; recreation leader James Johnston and reporter Bailee Baxter. New members are Tori Pehlke, James Johnston, Alesia Cotton and Reanna Cotton.

To start the fundraiser for the annual Block of Bucks, Shopko has awarded Soroptimist of Glasgow with a $1,000 Shopko Foundation grant. The foundation demonstrates Shopko's commitment to the growth and well-being of Glasgow.

The Glasgow High School Speech and Drama Team competed Saturday at the Circle Invitation Meet. Sixteen schools competed at this meet; eight of them were Class B schools, three Class A and five Class C. The Glasgow team again came home with the Class B Drama trophy, earning 50 points. The experience that the seniors bring to the team is translating into first place medals. This week, Kylie Cook, won her second Serious Solo title, performing "The Button," while fellow senior Amanda Kresal took second with "My Mother's Touch."

The Scotties football team's dream of bringing a state championship game back to the home field will have to wait another year. Glasgow lost to the Baker Spartans, 22-7, in the Class B semifinals in Baker. Scottie fans, the band and cheerleaders packed the Spartans stands. In the end, the Spartans were simply a better and stronger team.

Luke Gunderson, Johnathan Koessl and Keil Krumwiede made Football All-State; Krumwiede, Gunderson, Tanner Roness, Koeessl and Jason Thibault made District 2B All Conference 1st Team Defense; Dallas Capdeville and Chase Fossum made District 2B All-Conference 2nd Team Defense; Gunderson, Krumwiede, Koeessl, Thibault and Fossum made District 2B All-Conference 1st Team Offense; Tyler Wesen, Harley Elison and Roness made District 2B All-Conference 2nd Team Offense; Valentin Robert, Koessl and Krumwiede made District 2B All-Conference 1st team specialty players

Megan Dailey and Abby Dalby made All-State Selections in Volleyball; Dailey, Dalby and JoLynn Reyling made 1st team All-Conference while Khloe Krumwiede made 2nd Team All Conference.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998

Beede's Menswear in Glasgow is going out of business. A sale of the entire stock and fixtures is going on and the store will close on Dec. 23. Beede's three other businesses are unaffected by the closing. "It's really a very simple thing," Billy Beede said. "We're liquidating one business and keeping the others."

At a meeting on Tuesday, the Valley County Commissioners voted to continue the daily rate for incarceration in the county jail at $60 a day, the same as last year. This is what the county charges the state and the city to keep their prisoners and can be allowed for each day of incarceration as a credit against a fine.

Christen Etchart is an enthusiastic volunteer who piles up the pledges for Glasgow's Fun Run to benefit the Special Olympics local program. In 1997, Christen accumulated the most pledges – a total of $224. A bookkeeping error caused her total to be overlooked, so the top prize was awarded to another volunteer. When the mistake was discovered, Area Director Cindy Taylor quickly made things right by offering the same prize to Christen. But she refused to accept it, saying she would rather the money went to Special Olympics athletes so they could travel and play ball. Taylor finally convinced her to accept a $25 gift certificate which Christen promptly spent on a Mother's Day gift for her mom, Patt Etchart.

While the junior varsity team finished their season with a 13-5 record, the varsity team was in Malta for the 2B District Tournament. The Scotties played Thursday against the Poplar Indians. Julie Rice scored 15 points in the game and Cassie Boos and Tanya Bergren were two for two at the line. The Scotties won the second game against the Chinook Sugarbeeters putting them in the championship against Montana. The final score of the game was 49-54 in Malta's favor. The Scotties brought home the second place spot in District 2B.

Congratulations are due to Nashua students who managed to get good grades while they also played in a varsity sport. For the fall sports season, these Porcupine athletes will receive an academic all state certificate: football Jed Kirkland and Nathan Klessens; Basketball Jennifer Jones, Sammy Jo Ferguson, Julia Kirkland and Devin Johnston; and in cheerleading Elizabeth Walton.

Dana Donovan of Larslan was one of 28 Montana 4-H'ers who have achieved excellence in a number of project areas and will be rewarded with a trip to the 77th annual National 4-H Congress.

Kari Risa, a senior at Opheim High School is enrolled in the Quickstart Program, offered by Montana State University-Northern through NorthNet. The class is held in Opheim's ITV room Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Risa is enrolled in AG 101, Animal Science and will receive three college credits for the course. She plans to go into Pre-Veterinary when she enters college this fall.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, Nov. 22, 1973

The "squeaky wheel got the grease," Monday night as the Glasgow City Council – under pressure from opponents – unanimously voted to discontinue all proceedings towards the purchase of the former First National Bank building for use as a new City Hall.

The sale of $800,000 in Industrial revenue bonds by Valley View Home was awarded to the firm of D.A. Davidson, of Great Falls. Building Committee chairman Lynn Grobel indicated board members were very pleased with the interest rate which will mean substantial savings to the Home over other methods of financing.

A full-service Social Security office is scheduled to open in Glasgow, Dec. 3. Located in the Brown Building, 127 Third Street South, the office will be manned with a staff of four full-time employees and will enable Social Security to provide better service to the residents of Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley and Phillips counties.

The Nashua Porkies, in a new league and with a new spirit, open their 1973-74 basketball season against perennial powerhouse Westby in the first game of the Culbertson Thanksgiving Tourney, Friday. Returning varsity lettermen from last years' Nashua squad include Duwayne Weinmeister, Rick Viste, Mike Heikens, Daryl Waarvik, Mike Warren, Bennie Calhoun and Joe Philippi.

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

Glasgow Junior High School students named for special awards in "Paint the Town Pink" presented last Friday and Saturday are Jon Pidwerbecki, best over-all award; Mark Guttenberg, best actor; Wendy Connors, best actress; Larry Aune and Jeff Sorenson, tie for best supporting actor; Johanna Mersen, best supporting actress; and Roger Larsen, director and new speech and drama instructor in the junior high this year.

Glenn Miller turns over his hammer and apron to Clarence Peterson, a native of Glasgow and graduate of Montana State University, who purchased the shoe repair business from Miller this week. The business will be known as Pete's Shoe Repair and Peterson will share quarters with Miller and his wife, Marguerite, who will continue selling footwear.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, Nov. 18, 1948

The test oil well being drilled by Clark Drilling Company of Billings on the John Loberg farm seven miles southeast of Hinsdale reached a depth of 4,018 feet Saturday night but struck a strong flow of water at that depth. After sealing off the water vein, which took two days, the drilling crew found that its drill bit and pipe had "frozen in." Special equipment was brought from Billings and the crew expect to have its drill free and resume drilling later this week.

Mrs. R.E. Stroman has been appointed chairman of the 1948 Christmas Seal sale in Valley County to raise funds for tuberculosis control work for the Montana Tuberculosis association it was announced by Mrs. Kenneth Harlan, president of the Glasgow Women's club, sponsoring organization in the county.

Mrs. Glen Grant and son, John, have taken over management of the Shanty cafe, they announced this week. The change in ownership was made Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thyson, former owners , have left for Great Falls to make their home. The new owners said they plan to operate the cafe on a 24-hour basis.

An innovation at the First National bank here is a new Recordak microfilmer which is being used to make a permanent photographic record of all out-of-town checks deposited for credit. Bank officials pointed out that it is the plan, ultimately, to use the new photographic recorder to film all checks for permanent record. One small roll of microfilm can be used to photograph approximately 3,000 checks.

Gambles 1948 ad highlights Thanksgiving Begins In The Kitchen with $1.65 Roasters, $1.98 double boilers, four piece matched canister set for 85 cents, and the most sensational radio value we've ever heard of, this is it - Coronado Melodia for $29.95, including a positive push-button tuning, walnut finish plastic cabinet and console clarity and power.

National Book Week which is being observed at the City-County library in Glasgow this week with displays of books and objects of historical interest. Mrs. T.M. Patton, whose portrait hangs in the reading room is regarded as the founder of the library. She issued a call for a meeting to form a library association Oct. 21, 1904.

Vandalism at the Cherry Creek Farmers Union hall on Highway 2 east of Glasgow has brought the offer of a reward for information leading to identification of those responsible. The award is offered by the executive board of the Farmers Union local.


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