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10 Years Ago

Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013

Sherry Young and Katie Brandt collect donations next to the Glasgow Post Office on Friday, Dec. 6, in temperatures below zero, for the annual Block of Bucks program that helps needy kids in the area shop for winter clothes. Volunteers swapped out every hour throughout the day to help collections continue.

Glasgow will say goodbye to Silver Airways, formally known as Gulfstream Air, and welcome Cape Air, which will provide cheaper flights. Fares from Glasgow to Billings and Back - $49 each way. Cape Air officially opened for business on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place after the first flight left Glasgow for Billings.

Arron Fjeld, a loan officer with First Community Bank of Glasgow completed the 2013 Commercial l Lending School Oct. 21 to 25 at Grand Island, Neb. The school provides bankers intense instruction in the entire commercial lending process.

The Glasgow boys team wasted no time picking up where they left off from last season as they beat Roundup, 73-33. The Scotties led 41-13 at halftime and put the game in cruise control during the second half.

The Glasgow Scotties wrestling team kicked off their season with a bang over the weekend at the Havre Invite. Sophomore Cody King was the big winner over the weekend placing fourth in his weight class as he went 8-1 in the two-day tournament.

The Glasgow 19U Ice Dawgs traveled to Hazen over the weekend and split two games, losing 2-0 on Saturday and then returning the favor on Sunday with a 2-0 victory of their own. Scoring the goals for Glasgow in Sunday's game were MaKenzie Wesn and Sage Sukut.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998

First Community Bank of Glasgow and Hinsdale has challenged its neighbors to give to the Valley County Community Foundation. Recently, the Bank's board of directors voted to give $7,500 to the VCCF with the stipulation that the community match that gift with $15,000.

Erin Gilchrist's star continues to rise. A freshman on the University of North Dakota-Williston women's volleyball team, the Lady Tetons, Gilchrist has been named to the first teams of both the all-region and all-state team. The 1998 graduate of Glasgow High School finished the season with 982 kills, 103 blocks, 346 digs and 70 aces on the year.

Helen Robbins and Hartvik Garsjo, members of the Nashua Lions Club, were each presented a Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest distinction possible of the Lions Clubs International Foundation. The honor, represents those attributes such as generosity, compassion and concern of others, which is characteristic of individuals who are committed to humanitarian service. Both Robbins and Garsjo have been very active members in the Nashua Lions Club.

The Thanksgiving Baby at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital is Carissa Wixson, born Nov. 27 to Debbie and Doug Wixon. Shelley Geore presented the family with a $25 savings bond from Norwest Bank.

The winter storm that kept half of the contestants home from the Glasgow Invitational Speech and Drama meet did not dampen the spirits of the team. In drama, Anna Fahlgren and Kevin Hadley's cutting from "Oedipus Rex" by Socrates placed second in Classical Theatre. Mary Beth Wilson and Andy Fahlgren's adaption of "God's Favorite" placed second in Humorous Duo. Glasgow placed second and third in Serious Duo with Naomi Davison and Marc Wethern taking second with "Taos of Pooh" and "The Toyer" earning Echo Sampson and Trent Kinzell a third. Chelsea Bunn took second in Pantomime while Jennifer Brown placed sixth.

The winner of the raffle to benefit the Friends of the Pioneer Museum is Lois Johnson. The prize, an 18-piece ceramic nativity scene, was donated to the Friends by Ester Sorenson then glazed to a lustrous pearl finish by Lenore Hinerman.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, Dec. 13, 1973

Accepting gifts and congratulations as Valley County's Junior Miss in Glasgow Senior High School Saturday evening is Jean Schaale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schaale of Glasgow. Miss Schaale will participate in the state pageant in Kalispell in February. The event was sponsored by the Jaycees. Gifts included a $25 Savings Bond, a $25 check, a camera, a trophy and a bouquet of roses.

J.O Eastman, Glasgow Postmaster, reminded Christmas shoppers that Saturday is the final day that the windows at the local post office will be open for mailing on Saturdays. The windows were kept open last Saturday and again this week as part of the post office's expanded program of service to accommodate those customers who cannot mail their packages and cards during normal weekly post office working hours.

There's been a change in Glasgow streets in case you haven't noticed. The snow that fell last week is still there....and probably will stay there unless a lot more comes down or the weather moderates and it melts off. The culprit is gasoline or to be specific, the uncertainty in price and quantity available to the city. Glasgow City Council recently terminated the contract with Husky because of this problem and because of the gasoline situation, nobody is interested in entering into one. Street crews are not the only city department to fill the pinch of the gasoline shortage. The biggest single gasoline user on the city payroll is the police department and Chief Tom Grewe reported he has already taken steps to conserve the approximate 400 gallons used by the two patrol cars.

Valley County's United Fund passed the $12,000 mark this week, according to drive chairman Bruce Dahl who updates the downtown "thermometer of donations" with the help of Mike Dalton. Dahl said, that while contributions continue to mount, time is running out on the $22,000 goal set for this year's drive.

Westbound Burlington Northern freight train $81 derailed two miles west of Nashua about 6:30 a.m., Friday, tossing 30 empty freight cars around like toys, tearing out several hundred feet of railroad track, but causing no injuries to railroad personnel. The line was cleared by noon on Friday. Railroad officials say the cause of the derailment was apparently mechanical and the accident is still under investigation.

Unbeaten Scotty Mat Crew Now 4-0 – Glasgow's State Class A wrestling champion Scotties continued to chew up the opposition last weekend as they powered their way over Sidney Eagles and the Dawson County Red Devils of Glendive to extend their unbeaten string to four-in-a-row. Strong showings in the lightweights and back-to-back pin wins by "big boys" – Rod Archambeault at 185 and heavy-weight Rocky Kitttleson – slammed the victory door on the Eagles' fingers last Friday.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, Dec. 9, 1948

Projects launched by Glasgow Junior Chamber of Commerce members this week will soon bring Christmas color and lights to the city. A Christmas home decoration contest is one phase of the unified program and is in charge of Chairman Vern. O Christinson, with $70 in prizes offered. Any Glasgow home resident or owner may enter. Jaycees Melvin Larson and Harold Magruder this week placed the large "Merry Christmas" sign on the Great Northern Underpass.

All 40 of the electric light bulbs in the Hinsdale street lighting system were replaced by the Montana Power company in an effort to eliminate too-frequent "burn-outs." Mr. Tripp and Buster Johnson had replaced all burned out bulbs in the system just last week but six of the larger lights on Montana Street were burned out again in a short time.

Opheim High Vikings utilized their height to control the ball and rebounds, defeating Hinsdale 46 to 24 in a basketball contest. Hinsdale was accurate at the free throw line, cashing 10 of 14 tries.

Nashua Porcupines gave notice that they will be in the district championship running with defeats this past week of Dodson 34 to 24 and Malta, 54 to 46. The Malta contest on the Mustang floor was close. Viste and Hill were high scorers, but it was fine teamwork that gave the Porkies their second win of the season.

Mrs. Winifred Heitzman, former Valley County resident, who returned here last summer, is now a member of the staff of Snyders' agency, it was announced this week.

Paul Magruder, of the Magruder Motor company of Glasgow was elected a director of the Montana Automobile Dealers association at its annual convention in Missoula Friday and Saturday. Also attending the convention from Glasgow was Leo Hoffman, of the Glasgow Motor Company.


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