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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

A business that just celebrated 50 years of business is about to take things to the next level. Co-owners Jeff and Sam Knodel, of Eugene's Pizza have entered the bottling business. The family barbecue sauce recipe that has been used since October 1962, is now in its own bottle, with its own label, and it will be sold to Glasgow customers and travelers who stop in.

A replacement has been found for a 46-year old truck at the Long Run Fire Department in Opheim. The old 1968 Ford in Opheim will remain with the department, but a newer and better truck will see much more use. Norm Sillerud, owner of Hi-Line Ford, gave a 2008 Ford truck and flatbed to the department. He explained that the speciality truck's unique features made it a great fit for the fire department.

This past weekend was a huge success for the U-14 girls hockey team. Glasgow's road to the title started with an opening round game against Missoula. Glasgow went on to win the game 7-2. Saturday saw Glasgow take on Kalispell. The Flames played hard but Glasgow jumped out to an early lead and would never look back en route to a 16-0 victory. The team brought home the State Championship trophy.

Lustre is in a heightened sense of excitement these days after winning the District Basketball Tournament this past weekend. This is their first championship since 1991. Lustre will go on to the Divisional tournament, playing their first games against Westby. A victory celebration was held at LCHS Sunday afternoon. The season was dedicated to Darin Brown.

It was deja vu for the Lady Raiders of Hinsdale as they thwarted Saco/Whitewater's attempt at a perfect 19-0 season by winning the district 3C girls basketball championship at the Wolf Point gym, just as they had done last year at Malta. Hinsdale floor general Whitney Molina averaged better than 18 points per game during the regular season.

Districts are over and both Glasgow teams are still standing. On the boys side, many didn't get the end result that they wanted, a District Championship, but all is well, especially since Divisionals start at Glasgow High School. For the girls, Glasgow head coach Emilee Morehouse and her team has a bit of time to prepare for their Northern B Divisional in Conrad on March 6-8. With that much practice time at her disposal, Morehouse said that all she wants to do is let the girls play.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, March 4, 1999

John and Jackie Stanislaw, publishers of The Glasgow Courier, finalized an agreement on Monday, March 1, to buy the Wolf Point Herald-News and its subsidiary, the Culbertson Searchlight from publisher Mamie Downs. The Downs family has owned the Herald-News since Oct. 4, 1945, when Harry N. Downs and Mike M. Vukelich bought it from Joseph F. Dolin. The Stanislaws have been publishers of the Courier since 1993.

A spelling bee was held at Lustre to see who would go to the county spelling bee in Ophiem. Sarah Zerbe, seventh grade, took first place, and Lance Carlton, seventh grade, and Roni Reddig, fifth grade, tied for second place. The Geography Bee winner at Lustre was seventh grader Matthew Unrau, grade seven. He now advances to the next level of competition.

Winners of the Southside School spelling bee were Ross Kastet, Tyler Malnaa, Jake Schmltz, Mark Molvig, Cody Feller, Samantha Mayhew, Conor Vegge, Sam Helland, Nathan Frost, and Laken Jurgens.

Spelling Bee winners in Opheim were seventh grader Brett Stenglein first; seventh grader Laurie Pankratz, second; sixth grader Linda Javick, third; and eighth grader Brianne Marchion, fourth place.

Last weekend the Glasgow Scotties played three games during the district tournament to wrap up their season. The first of these three games came Thursday night against the Harlem Wildcats. Glasgow opened up their tournament with a strong game against the Wildcats as they came out very intense in the first quarter. The second quarter turned out to be a different story though because Harlem came out with the unmatched intensity this time and was able to catch the Scotties off guard. Their second game came in the semifinals against the very tough Poplar Indians. Poplar outscored them 13-7 in the first quarter. Behind Fassett and J. Radakovich, the Scotties were able to fight back in this second quarter and take a 29-25 halftime lead. While Fassett and Radakovich were playing excellently for the Scotties they were matched by Dionne and McGowan on the Poplar end.

Facing stiff competition from the District 2B basketball tournament at the high school, two local legislators still managed to attract about 16 people to the Courthouse for a legislative update session. It was held during the mid-session break for the 1999 Montana Legislature. Sen. Daryl Toews, R-Lustre and Rep. Sam Kitzenberg, R-Glasgow, commented on legislative action so far. The meeting was hosted by the Valley County Farm Bureau.

This past weekend the Scotty volleyball team sealed their first place seed in the 2B conference with a big win over Wolf Point Saturday evening. Friday the team traveled to Glendive to take on the Red Devils. The freshmen played five games, but unfortunately they lost. The J.V. won in four games. Lead server was Jessika Hinz with 16; followed by Krista Markle with nine. In the varisty match, Glasgow defeated Glendive in three games. Leading in serves were Erika Boyer, Lisa Bell and Amanda Waarvik with 11.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, Feb. 28, 1974

Divisional basketball action opens on the Glasgow Senior High School hardwood as the Glasgow Scotties and seven other Eastern Class A cage opponents begin a two-day battle for berths in the State Class A finals. Glasgow posted its best season finish in several years under near head basketball Coach "Cactus" Warner with a 67-57 win over arch-rival Wolf Point to end the season 10-10 overall and 8-6 in conference.

Glasgow merchants and their employees learned tips on how to cut shoplifting losses after an organized "shoplifting ring" made off with more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from local stores recently. The "shoplifting ring," consisted of four Key Club members and a girl, picked up items ranging in value from only a few cents to several hundred dollars in a three-hour spree downtown. Planned by local Police Department, 11 local merchants and Key Clubbers, with the approval of Key Club advisors and parents, the experience in shoplifting was designed as an educational survey to determine what can be done to cut down on thefts from business establishments.

The undefeated Frazer Bearcubs accept the District 3-C basketball tournament trophy awarded last Saturday night in Malta following their title win over the Nashua Porkies, 79-70. Both the Bearcubs and the Porkies advanced with consolation titles.

Daniel R. Taylor, son of Martin Taylor, and lifelong resident of Valley County, filed for sheriff-coroner this week on the Democratic ticket. Taylor entered the law enforcement field in 1968 as deputy sheriff and was appointed undersheriff in 1969. He was appointed sheriff upon the resignation of Frank Powell in 1972. Named Outstanding Law Officer in 1970, Taylor graduated from Montana Law Enforcement Academy's basic training, major case, photography legal training, identi-kit and firearms schools.

Bill Beede, co-chairman of the city's Junk Auto Committee, surveys Kenneth Newton's junkyard, east of the city on Fort Peck Highway, which will soon disappear. Newton became the committee's first major accomplishment this week when the auto dealer committed this "eye score" to the junk auto compactor contracted by the city in April.Glasgow Senior High School's Jayvee basketball squad just completed another successful season. The team includes Coach Jack Schye, Walter Fields, Al Binnette, Darryl Fjeldheim, Bob Newell, Steve Johnson, John Nass, Jeff Grieg and Randy Plummer.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, March 3, 1949

Glasgow hotelmen, swamped by reservations for the Eastern divisional basketball tournament here next week issued an SOS call asking local residents to help provide room for the many visitors expected. "We want to do our best to take care of the fans. Many of them are coming long distances and we hope Glasgow residents will join with us to see that everything possible is done to provide accommodations for them," one said. Local residents who can provide rooms for them were asked to call the Glasgow or Roosevelt hotels.

Two Valley County boys suffered sledding accidents which resulted in broken bones this past week. Dale Kapphan, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. Kapphan, of Fort Peck is a Deaconess Hospital patient with a broken left leg. Jerry Sharp, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sharp, of Glasgow, had treatment at the hospital for a broken left wrist.

Harold Morrison, manager of the Ben Franklin store, offered a $100 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a cigarette "flipper" who started a fire that destroyed the store awning about 10:30 Tuesday night. Firemen were called and extinguished the flames before they spread to the building or adjoining structures. "The flipping of the cigarette is more than carelessness. It appeared to be intentional and might have led to heavier property loss or even loss of life," the store manager commented.

Neal Rogers, Valley County farmer and stockman Monday, took over the Service store here after purchasing from Mrs. Frank Rice. Mr Rogers announced that the name will be changed to Rogers' Food Store. The Service Store was operated for more than 10 years by Frank Rice until his recent death and negotiations for its sale have been under way for some time. The new owners are natives of Valley County and has spent almost all his life in the county. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and children moved here from Opheim about three years ago.

Peggy Rutter was elected president of the Hinsdale Sunshine 4-H Club at a meeting Monday evening in the home of Mrs. Milton Chester. Other officers chosen were Joan Rutter, vice president; Patsy Duncan, secretary-treasuer; Stella Boucher, reporter; and Sharon Pintler, recreation leader. Sewing was adopted as the club project. Mrs. Chester and Mrs. George Pintler will be the club leaders.

Mick Luckman, of Glasgow, earned a forward spot on the United Press' all conference Big 16 team selected last week, while Marv Kuebler, also a Scotty forward, received honorable mention. Luckman is named at forward probably for his high scoring record although he has usually started at center.

Alvin A. Combs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Combs, of Glasgow has graduated from the hospital corps school of the navy at the United States Naval hospital in San Diego, Calif., Friday. He also last week received a certificate of award for achievement in athletics, as a number of the school basketball team.


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