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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Valley County is now looking at changing some of rural addresses to help avoid confusion for when emergency medical services are needed. A mapping system was implemented in 2006, and the mapping and addressing system is going into place to help enhance 911 services. The data uses a global positioning system (GPS) and the geographic information system (GIS). The county is now hoping to simplify addresses in hopes of correcting addresses that may be on the wrong side of the road or perhaps have numbers that are off from the house before or after them. Some county residents have received notices if their address is off.

A house in Nashua was searched and several items were seized in an apparent meth bust, Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier told the Courier no arrests were made, but meth and other illegal drugs and currency were confiscated on March 4. Meier said charges are pending and further information on the bust would be released as the investigation continues.

Denise Winchester invited the community to the classroom on March 11 for the Living History Museum. She's done this for the community in previous years and has found that the students really enjoy taking part in it. "They looked up facts, wrote them down and edited them before today," Winchester said. Students were Eve Stone (Sacajawea), K.J.Ingram (Abraham Lincoln), Leif Chappell (George Washington), Haley Stanley (Helen Keller), Joshua Belt (Orville Wright), Matthew Belt (Wilber Wright), Stone (Laura Ingalls Wilder), Jordan Cook (Martin Luther King), Trevor Fox (Alexander Graham Bell), Skyler Wesely (Jane Goodall), Tanner White (William Clark), Ryleigh Plovanic (Paul Revere), Tatum Nyquist (Harriet Tubman), James Seekins (Jackson Pollock) and Jack Kolstad (LeBron James).

The Glasgow girls basketball team headed to the Northern B Divisional at Conrad on a high. After struggling on and off most of the regular season, the Scotties played remarkably well in the District 2B tournament in Malta at the end of February. That performance allowed Glasgow to advance to the Divisionals this past weekend. The competition was too much for Glasgow to overcome as the Scotties were a quick two and out by losing to Choteau in the first game, 40-25. Glasgow then followed that game up with a 70-54 loss against Rocky Boy on Friday afternoon. The loss to Rocky Boy has ended the high school playing careers of the Scotties' three seniors on the team this year, Haylee Redfield, Megan Rasmusan and Lexis Synan.

The Glasgow Ice Dawgs high school team competed in the MAHA State Hockey Tournament over the weekend in Billings and went 0-2-1 in that stretch. The first game against Helena, the Ice Dawgs fell in a hole early and never recovered as Helena went on to win the game 8-1. Glasgow's lone goal of the game came by way of Hunter Losleben as he took a nice pass from Parker Kulczyk and found the back of the net.

After lying dormant for 13 years, the Hinsdale Belly Bump tournament has been revived in Hinsdale. Levi Capdeville and Nate Remmick decided this was too good of a tournament to lie buried in the archives so they got together and set it up for last Friday and Saturday at the Hinsdale High School gym to the delight of a couple hundred fans. The teams consist of some 2000-03 players or some 1993-96 players and before. The 2014 oldest player award went to Gary Porter, 61 years young and class of about 1972 or so. Brandon Hoerster, Jessie Gray, Josh Palm, Mark Arnold (game high 26 points with six three-pointers), Chad Bowman, Jess Korman, Mark Johnson and Chisholm Christensen were among the "oldsters" while Austin Beil, Drake Molina, Dalton Peterson, Ashton Simpson and Jeff Zieger were some in the younger crowd.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, March 18, 1999

Gordan Hahn, a physics teacher at Glasgow High School, has been selected to attend a luncheon with more than 40 Nobel laureates on March 20, during the convention of the American Physical Society in Atlanta, Ga. It will be one of the largest gatherings ever of Nobel laureates outside of Stockholm. He was also invited to participate in meetings and workshops at the convention including one on how to introduce newer physics concepts into the classroom.

Work began Monday to remove eight old underground fuel tanks from the former NAPA store. There were thought to be seven tanks, but one more was discovered at the back of the building. The business on Highway 2 in Glasgow burned last October while it was in the process of being taken for unpaid taxes. Now owned by the county, the property was not considered saleable while carrying the liability of the old tanks.

The tennis and basketball courts at the Opheim Park will get a facelift this summer, thanks to volunteers and financial help from the Opheim School District and the Montana Community Foundation. Maggan Walstad, of Opheim, is leading the community's effort to improve the much-used areas of the park. "There is a great need for a safe and functional park in Ophiem," said Walstad. "The town park is a natural choice for outdoor activities and school children in grades kindergarten through six use it for recess every day. It is a popular meeting ground for picnics and reunions as well."

With a third-place finish at Divisionals this past weekend in Choteau, the Scottie volleyball team in on their way to Lewistown on Wednesday. The Scotties had a tough go-around at Divisionals, but they came out good enough to make it to state, which was a thrill for the team.

The Hinsdale Raiders bus left last Wednesday for the State Class C Boys' Basketball Tournament in Great Falls. Their first game was Thursday at 6:30 p.m., against Charlo. This was a tight game as the first quarter score was Charlo 13 and Hinsdale 12. Hinsdale pulled ahead in the third quarter and never looked back, going on to defeat Charlo 56 to 44. Chris Barstad had 22 points for the Raiders, Brandon Hoerster 15, Cody Palm eight and Chris Strommen five.

The Nashua volleyball team traveled to Sidney to the Eastern C Divisionals volleyball tournament last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In the Porcupines first tournament action they took on the Richey Royal team and lost to them in five games. Juli Kirkland had 24 kills, Devin Johnson had eight blocks, Ashley Finkbiner had four aces and eight digs and Jennifer Jones had 37 digs. The loss moved Nashua to the loser's bracket, defeating Savage Warriors in five. Later Friday, Nashua took on and defeated the Scobey Spartans. These wins kept Nashua alive in the tournament and set them up to take on Richey again. Unfortunately, Richey once again defeated Nashua.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, March 14, 1974

DeSonia Construction, of Nashua, was the successful bidder for a 32-bed addition in the Valley View Nursing Home of Glasgow. The Nashua construction company's bid of $388,990, including mechanical and electrical contracts was the apparent low offer at the bid opening last Thursday. The Valley View Home has been operating at near 100 percent occupancy for the past 18 months and a resident waiting list has been growing. The financing for the addition as well as refinancing of the present bonded debts was made possible through the Industrial Revenue Act and in the next several months the new bonds will be sold by D.A. Davidson & Co., Great Falls brokerage firm.

Mary Drabbs, from Hinsdale, was crowned 1974 Miss Western Montana College during the 11th annual scholarship pageant ceremonies Saturday evening in the WMC auditorium. The 21-year-old junior captivated an appreciative audience as she dominated the field of nine coed candidates in evening gown, talent and sportswear competition. The new Miss Western, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Foran Drabbs, Hinsdale, is an accomplished pianist and displayed abundant talent in a special arrangement.

It all began in June of 1970, when Bert Osen, of Glasgow Distributors, took an industry suggestion and began buying back aluminum beer cans – any breed as long as they were made of the lightweight metal – and bundled them up for shipment back to a recycling center. "The industry encouraged dealers to get into the recycling end of the business," said the Glasgow beer distributor." And it was natural for the man who each year donates $100 to the Glasgow Senior High School band for a one-day war on litter beside streets and highways in the Glasgow area, to get into the act. The cans go from Glasgow to a shredder in Great Falls, just one of five in the state.

A young former-Glasgow boxer has won the Eastern Montana Junior Olympics boxing title in the Midget division for boys 8-9 years of age. Don Dalby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Obert Dalby, won the title under the Malta Boxing Club banner next week and now advances to the state championships to be held in Stevensville.

The National Guardsmen of Glasgow won their first championship this year defeating First Security Bank in the finals. The team includes Gary Howey, Mark Handley, Les Toews, Bob Baker, Doug Omvig, manager Chuck Mueller and Gary Dreikosen.

Winners in last week's Women's City Racquetball tournament include Kae Marke, second in Class C Singles; Aurora Reyes, Class A consultations and consolation Open Doubles; and Georgia Barstad, runner-up in A-singles and half the winning A-Doubles team.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, March 17, 1949

Glasgow High School Scotties who got a big send off at a school pep assembly Tuesday before they left for Billings to enter the state Class A basketball tournament after winning the Northern divisional tournament. This season's squad, although it was cut to 10 for tournament play, as required, are Coach Hal Meyer, Manager Leon Bowles, Mickey Luckman, Marv Kuebler, Dave Near, Fred Rantz, Tom Ramsbucher, Mitch Tishista, Bunky Sullivan, chuck Sternhagen, Reuben Kuszmaul, Darrell Cole, Johnny Dalby and Arnie Rohrer.

Clair J. Miller, of Glasgow, who is associated with Northwestern National Life Insurance company of Minneapolis, achieved special distinction as a member of his company's Premiums Club of 1948. He ranked among the top 50 men in that respect in the company's national sales organization for the entire year.

"Be on the lookout for magazine salesmen," was the warning issued this week by Undersheriff Dan. M. Oakland after reports from Glasgow and Nashua of crews working the communities. "One report was that a young woman represented herself as a nurse aid in the Deconess hospital and said that she was selling subscriptions to raise money for nurses' training," the undersheriff added. "This story was entirely untrue."

The new line of Plymouth automobiles, with outstanding improvements and up-to-the-minute styling, make their appearance Friday in two Glasgow dealer showrooms – the Hi-Line Motors and the Magruder Motor company. Completely redesigned and streamlined, the new Plymouth contains a 97-horsepower engine. Wheelbase has been increased for a better ride and at the same time, the over-all length has been reduced for ease of handling. New bodies provide greater interior room for passengers.

County Commissioners Carl Shellerdur, Maurice Arnold, and Nels C. Briggs accepted for Valley County its share of the carload of gifts sent to Montana from the French "merci" (thank you) train. Gifts were sent here under auspices of a committee appointed by Gov. John W. Bonner. "It is the wish of the French donors that the gifts be placed on display in a permanent place where all folks may see them," a committee letter said. "These gifts are the expression of thanks from the French people for the Food for Friendship train which was sent to them by the people of the United States." Each state received one carload of gifts from the "40 to 8" train of cars shipped from France, although some of the most previous gifts have been placed in the Smithsonian Institution. Valley County's share in the gifts includes an etching, a war medal, a brass set, a China vase, a box of linen collars and a poster.


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