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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Growth Policy Glasgow has developed shows that there is a lack in affordable housing in the area. Key findings in the report show that in 2010 around 85 percent of housing in Glasgow was built prior to 1976. The percentage of home ownership was also lower here than in the state and nation. Glasgow's rate of ownership is at 63.2 percent while the state sits at 68 percent and the nation at 65.1 percent.

The regular city council meeting that took place on Jan. 6 was packed full of friends and family ready to witness the new positions filled. Becky Erickson began the meeting by resigning her seat on City Council and immediately took the oath of office. Erickson then administered the oath of office to newcomer Stan Ozark, Melanie Sorensen and Dan Carr.

The stork dragged in a handsome catch with a full head of hair on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Colton Allen Miller rang in the New Year as the first baby in Valley County for 2014.

What started out as just a meal for Christmas soon became two weeks' worth of food in a box. Deliveries were made in Glasgow, St. Marie, Hinsdale, Nashua and Fort Peck. Valley County Girl Scouts helped feed families across the area with Reynolds, Shopko and Albertsons all helping with ordering food for the families.

The Scottie girls basketball team erased the zero they had in the win column on Saturday night at home in front of an energized crowd as they squeaked by with a 42-40 victory over Harlem. Girls head coach Emilee Morehouse said that the team is relieved to get their first win of the season.

The Scotties boys basketball team has faced few challenges in the season so far. Storming out to an 8-0 overall record that includes a 3-0 mark in conference play, Glasgow head coach Norm Braaten realizes that the toughest challenge for his team comes this week as the Scotties square off against Malta. "It's going to be interesting to see the matchups on the court against Malta," Braaten said. "We're going to have to find out what matchups are in our favor and use them."

The Hinsdale Raiders and Lady Raiders each had a very successful weekend scoring two wins over Dodson and Poplar. Everyone played in the Raider boys victory over the Dodson Coyotes with Hinsdale Head Coach Mitch Capdeville substituting freely and getting all his players into the fray.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999

Lynn D. Grobel, chairman of the board of directors of the First Community Bank of Glasgow, announced that Samuel D. Waters was appointed president at the Board's meeting on Jan. 12. Waters assumed his duties as president immediately. Waters, who was executive vice president of the bank, has been with First Community Bank since 1991.

The Glasgow City Council wrestled with two knotty issues on Tuesday night, trying to deal fairly with landlords whose renters have delinquent water bills and setting cemetery lot prices for city and non-city residents.

After hearing pro arguments from volleyball coach John LaBonty and countering arguments from basketball coach Todd Glaser about switching seasons, the Glasgow School Board voted to instruct their delegates to the Montana High School Association's annual meeting to vote against any change.

The Glasgow Albertsons store, bought in October from Buttrey, finally got its own sign.

The Hinsdale Raiders upped their record to 7-1 with a couple of wins last weekend over the Dodson Coyotes and the formerly eighth-ranked Whitewater Penguins. The final buzzer sounded with the Raiders defeating the Penguins, 54-38. Chris Strommen led all scorers with 15 in the contest and Brandon Hoerster chipped in 14 in the victory.

This past weekend, the Glasgow Ice Dawgs faced off against the Havre Ice Hawks in league play Sunday, Jan. 17. Although they played hard, the Ice Dawgs were unable to come away with a win, eventually worn down by a tenacious Hawks team. Greg Barnett started the scoring with a goal after an assist by Matt Lawson. And a little under 30 seconds later, Barnett gave the Dawgs a 2-0 lead with a beautiful unassisted goal.

The Nashua Porcupines traveled east to take on the Frazer Bearcubs in a District 3-C basketball contest. The game started out at a slow pace as both teams were a little tentative to begin the game. Nashua jumped out to a 10-6 first quarter lead as sophomore guard Tyler Viste led the Porcupines with six points.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, Jan. 17, 1974

The nicest think about cold weather is looking back at it after it warms up. It would be hard to find anyone in Valley County who didn't know that it was cold here last week. The mercury dropped below the zero mark at 9 p.m., on Jan. 7, and never climbed back up to that point again until 8 a.m., on Jan. 13.

The Glasgow Junior High School has a new sign, weighing in the neighborhood of 700 pounds, over its south entrance to the gymnasium, marking the home of the young Scots. Bill Riley, head custodian of the school, is climbing the fire truck ladder to anchor the sign in place. The student council furnished the funds, freshmen industrial arts students of Larry Mires built the frame and attached the metal backing, Ron Gore painted the lettering and Scotty, Braden and Pehlke lifted the sign into position and the fire department loaned its equipment to complete the job.

Marijo Hines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hines, of Glasgow, was named DeMolay Sweetheart at the annual DeMolay-Rainbow Ball in the Elks Lodge.

Ricardo and Aurora Reyes were elected president couple of the Boots and Belles Square Dance Club at the regular dance in the Civic Center Jan. 12. Other officers are Harley Mott, vice president couple and Bill and Tina Marks, secretary-treasurer couple.

Diane Etchart was named Miss Home Economics and Gail Hagen, Miss Teen-Ager at the fashion show in Glasgow Senior High School last Thursday. Winners in the annual event were Jayleen Shipp, best plaid; Kim Bailey, best sportswear; Stephanie Eide, best school outfit; Lori Knodel, best two-piece outfit; Nancy Gilchrist, best jumper ; Marie Fewer best mix and match; Patti Quinlivan, best tailoring; Kathy Knudson, best coat; Linda George, best wool slacks; Gail Hagen, best slacks suit other than wool; Kristi Stepper, best outfit suited to girl; Diane Etchart, best use of wool fabric and best party dress or formal; Jackie Nelson, best model; and Karen Helland, best sewing for others.

Glasgow Pee Wees hockey squad split two games with Weyburn, Sask., last weekend. The Saturday game saw the Weyburn Winchesters win 4-1. Glasgow's lone goal was by Tim Markle. In Sunday's game, Glasgow gained revenge as they won 5-4 on Tim Markle's hat trick. The first period ended with Glasgow ahead 1-0 on Gars Squires' goal. Chris Helland played an excellent game in the net for Glasgow as he shut out Weyburn for one period Saturday and again on Sunday.

Bill Murch, a native of Valley County and cattle foreman at Big Sky is an experienced hand in the cattle business. In addition to his job at the sprawling feed lot complex, south of Glasgow, Murch has cattle of his own.

Heading the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges for the coming year are Troy Brekjern and Elizabeth Ann Bell, vice grands; Linda Alley and Homer Clowes, noble grands. Joint installation ceremonies were observed in IOOF Hall Jan. 9.

Glasgow's George Rahlf picks a defensive rebound off the Glendive boards during the Scotty-Red Devil clash last Saturday at the Senior High gym. Waiting to take the pass from Rahlf are Scotty teammates Greg Ames, Jere Kolstad and Norm Braaten.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, Jan. 20, 1949

About 12 cars and a caboose at the rear of a 27-car eastbound freight left Great Northern tracks about three miles west of Nashua at 11:30 Saturday night as the result of a broken rail, it was reported. The derailment was the first of two along the Great Northern main line in the state. Both east and westbound traffic were delayed, with wreckers brought from Williston and Havre to clear up track near Nashua.

John Rosendahl was re-elected president of the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at its annual election meeting Thursday evening. Mr. Rosendahl has completed one term as president. Carl Fahlgren was re-elected vice president and Roy Hillman Jr. was elected secretary-treasurer to succeed R.R. Dalley. Four directors chosen included Robert McElvain, Charles Meharry, R.R. Daley and Homer Claypool, who will succeed himself.

Glasgow Scotties continuing to show improvement split a week end Big 16 bill by running over the Custer Cowboys, then dropping a close contest to Great Falls. Mick Luckman and Marv Kuebler each counted 20 points for the winners.

A basketball contest that was close all the way saw Saco High defeat Nashua 32-30 in an overtime contest played on the Civic Center floor in Glasgow. Viste, had 2 FG, 1 FT and 3PF; M. Tishista had 1 FT and 2 PF.

In a plan directed by Gordon Bollinger, youth service, committee chairman and G.A. Bertsch of that committee, Glasgow Kiwanis club members are taking turns, two each night, in "policing" the city skating rink in back of the NorMont Dairy. "Policing is the not the correct word," the project leaders explained. "Kiwanians are on hand to ask the co-operation of all young people so the ice will not be spoiled, so the smaller children will have a chance to skate without being hurt and the warming house can be maintained."

"Bolts and Nuts," a three-act farce that will be presented both in Glasgow and Fort Peck as a polio benefit production, is featured by a cast of characters who, to say the least, are eccentric. The play is directed by Mrs. H. N Isaacs of Fort Peck, with a group of Fort Peck residents as the players.


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