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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

An airport can be an economic hub for small communities, often bringing in extra business and employment. With that backdrop, the Glasgow airport saw a change in management at the end of last year along with the welcome of Cape Air. County Commissioner Dave Pippin explained that the airport is self-sustaining now, and that fuel sales are steady, with hopes of going up during the busier sum­mer months. He said that in the first 30 days the county took over the airport, they saw 184 planes come in and out.

The goal of honoring local veterans is becoming a reality. As Memorial Day creeps closer on the calendar, the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Park in Fort Peck is nearing its financial goals.

Steven Page, part of the Northeastern Montana Vet­eran Memorial organization, explained that the group is nearing the $400,000 mark. They started with a goal of $300,000 to be raised before the Memorial Day ground­breaking, but he said they've been progressively raising the bar. The group starting raising funds in November, only five months ago.

The Glasgow Fire Department is try­ing to prepare for the worst-case scenario as it raises funds for an aerial firefight­ing truck, also known as a ladder truck. Glasgow Fire Chief Brandon Brunelle explained that over 100 buildings in Glas­gow have a high risk of being completely lost without the proper fire protection. He also said that the truck could be used for neighboring fires, such as Wolf Point's more recent fire

Glasgow Taekwondo had three members compete at the 21st annual Lone Wolf Taekwon­do Championships in Powell, Wyo., held on March 29. All three members; Tommi Prewett, Donny Brabeck and Sam Knierim competed in both the Sparring and Poomse divi­sions.

Raiders Track and Field Finish Strong in Glasgow – First up for the Hinsdale girls was Bethany Lacock with a near repeat performance from last year, winning the 100-meter, 100 hurdles, pole vault and the tripe jump. She finished in third place in the high jump. Courtney Capdeville placed second behind Lacock in the pole vault adding points to the team total. For the boys, Pablo Pascual was the only one on the boys team to win an event when he blew away the field in the 300 hurdles, even though he stumbled over the last two. Brett Johnson was second in the grueling 3,200 coming in just 1 second behind the front runner. Lukas Johnson won his flight in the shot put and took fifth place overall, besting his last year PR by a whopping five feet.

Independence Bank is this year's Co-Ed Volleyball winners. They edged out Oasis and Cops & Robbers. The team includes Lori Dailey, Rod Karst, Brandon Hoer­ster. Somer Ingram, Taylor Strommen, Daryl Keys, Nate Hopstad and Natalie Hopstad

25 Years Ago

Thursday, April 15, 1999

Katie Burback, 13, came in second in the Treasure State Spelling Bee in Butte on Saturday. In her first appearance at a state-level bee, the home-schooled eighth-grader endured 23 rounds of difficult words. The last six rounds were a duel with Ann Mary Olson, a seventh-grader from Wolf Point who won the spelling bee. Burback won a dictionary, a T-shirt, a plaque, a certificate, $100 and a CD-ROM home reference.

Even though the weather didn't want to cooperate, the annual Nashua Easter Egg hunt, sponsored by the Nashua Girl Scouts, businessmen, and senior citizens, was held Saturday, April 3, and was well attended. The children seemed to have no problem finding the brightly colored eggs in the snow. Nicholas Leader, won first place in the kindergarten-first grade age group. Taylor Fay, placed second place in the preschool age group and Tyson Lauckner and Curt Leader tied for first in the second and third grade age group.

BUG achievers in the fifth-grade were Russell Leader, Denise Enebo, Mark Molvig, Royce Nation, Judy Jagiello, Travis Volk, Helen Wilkowski, Amber Purkett, Jenny Reinhardt, Ross Kastet, August Alto, Jack Schultz, Mary Kate McIntyre, Nathan Frost, Caylon Hackwith, Laken Jurgens, Lane Billing, Jake Billman, Sean Daggett, Chrisina Garrett, Collin Radakovich and Brianne Saxbury.

Callie Riggin and Kristen James, both juniors at Glasgow High School, have been chosen as Glasgow's Girls' State delegates. Riggin is the daughter of Bruce and Shelly Riggin, who ranch near Glasgow. Her school activities include member of the golf team for three years, Student Council, Honor Roll Society, class treasurer, trading card program, G Glub and a presenter of the Abstinence as the Best Choice program. James, who parents are Kirk and Connie James, school activities encompass three years of track and pep club, two years of basketball and volleyball manager, two years as a pep band member, one year of playing basketball and volleyball, G club and secretary of the Foreign Language club.

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture announced Carol Stingley was the winner of the $100 Bunny Bucks given by merchants participating in the April 3 Bunny Hop. The Bunny Hop wrapped up the three-day Easter Promotion sponsored by the Chamber and 42 merchants. The Chamber Merchants committee organized the Easter Promotion where 4,000 plastic eggs were stuffed with coupons for the 42 participating merchants. When you made a purchase in one store you received an egg with a coupon for another store.

The Charles Carrignan Post 122 of the American Legion and Auxiliary celebrated their 80th birthday with a dinner and program at the Silver Dollar Bar and Café in Richland on March 26. Lowell Hallock, commander, was the emcee. Eland and Kathy Smith entertained with several songs. Special guests were Dennis Wright, District Commander of the Legion and Linda Lewis, District president of the Auxiliary. Also attending were Marlin Malnaa, Art and Louis Lawrence, from Glasgow. A birthday cake, baked and decorated by Babe Floyd, was served. She has made the birthday cake for the Legion celebration for 40 years.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, April 11, 1974

Urbie Green, of New York, notated trombonist and Steve Hansen, who heads the music department in the local school system, get the music clinic underway in Glasgow Senior High School last Wednesday. Green, who was delayed for a couple of hours in Billings because of weather conditions, worked with area instrumentalists in late afternoon and performed with the Scotty Symphonic Band and High School Stage Band at the evening Concert which featured "20 Trombones," with students participating from Hinsdale, Malta, Nashua, Opheim, Poplar, Saco, Wolf Point and Glasgow.

Glasgow residents got their first look at a proposed city gambling ordinance that caught a red-faced Mayor Jim Christinson and members of the City Council by surprise, The mayor, all six members of the City Council, City Attorney Paul Offman and Police Chief Tom Grewe sat down in Civic Center chambers Monday night at a special unannounced session of the City council, to iron out the guidelines for legal gambling within the city limits as authorized by the 1974 state legislature. The city hopes to take these guidelines to the Valley County Board of County Commissioners and win their approval, so that the next regular Council meeting it would be with the understanding that the new rules and regulations applied for all of Valley County. But the secret session never got off the ground. Tuesday morning, the word was out and now the city and the county will have to negotiate "out in the open" on what it will cost Glasgow club, a Hinsdale bar or a Nashua legalized by the last legislature.

Coach Dan Freund's Scotty track squad lost a close dual meet at Laurel last weekend, bowing to the Locomotives by the narrow margin of 76-69. The Scotties opened their season the week before against AA state champion Billings West, and now return home for the Glasgow Invitational this coming weekend. Alex Plummer and Scott Sukut cleared 11 feet to finish 1-2 in the pole vault and Ron Pattison made it a clean sweep for Glasgow by taking third at 10-6. Other first place wins went to Brian Pehlke in the 880 run in 2:14.6. Jeff Greig with a 4:56 time in the mile.

Election of A-Squad cheerleaders for the 1974-75 term were held in the Hinsdale High School. Pam Campbell was chosen cheer queen. Others selected were Teddi Hendrickson, Norine Nelson and patty Hentz.

Allyn Skyberg received 116 votes in the school election Saturday to earn a seat on the school board for a three-year term. Ivan Brandt had 66 votes. A total of 188 voters turned out at the pools. The special levy for the elementary school was 139 votes for and 48 against; for the High School special levy 138 for, 49 against. Election judges were Mrs. Jed Tihista, Mrs. Mary J. Benson and Mrs. Fed DeSonia.

The Future Farmers of America met at the school last year with 24 members present. The annual FFA Sweetheart Dance was held March 30 in the school gym. Teresa Floyd was the 1974 FFA Sweetheart. It was announced that at the District Convention in Harlem, the freshmen took second in livestock judging and in form mechanics. Wayne DeWitt placed first in wood working, Carl Tarum placed second in tool conditioning and third in the Star Greenhand contest. For the upper classmen, Sam Feezell won first place in livestock judging and Jerry Davenport took second place in the rifle shoot. Upper class tied for second in farm mechanics and livestock. As a team, the Opheim group won the third-place sweepstakes.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, April 15, 1949

Through efforts of the Chamber of Commerce home building committee, possibilities have developed of interesting an experienced contractor in building new homes in Glasgow. This will not necessarily be a "housing unit" in one large section, but homes may be built at various locations in the city. However, a contractor must have some assurance that the number of local homes to be built is large enough for hi to enter in a large-scale program. For those who do not have building lots, suggestion has been made of several possible building sites.

Recently elected officers of the Fort Peck post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be installed at the VFW meeting in Veterans' hall tonight. Curtis Beede, past Montana Vice commander, who also heads the VFW organization in the state, will be installing officer. Arthur Vegge will succeed Rowan Grey as post commander. Other officers to be installed are Louis Wesen, senior vice commander; O.E. Stagg, junior vice commander; Ivy Knight, quarter master adjutant; Robert Hurly, chaplain; Dr. Phillip Smith, surgeon; Mr. Grey, three-year trustee; and William Fly, of Fort Peck, judge advocate.

George Morgan was elected president of the Glasgow local of the Montana Education Association at a dinner meeting in the hot lunch room of the high school Monday night. Mrs. Naphie Adams was elected vice president; Miss Leola Ames, secretary-treasurer; Miss Elizabeth Fields, corresponding secretary and Liss Lura Matkin, auditor.

The L&S Improvement company was awarded the contract for construction of a treated water line on the downstream berm of the Fort Peck dam, it was announced by Col. Richard Lee, district engineer of the Fort Peck district corps of engineers. Of the four bids received, the L&S Improvement company was low at $17,887.68. S.J. Groves & Sons company has resumed construction of the permanent roads in Fort Peck. The heavy road equipment is engaged id bringing the roads to grade preparatory to placements of the bituminous asphalt paving.

"It's cleanup time and many local residents are now dumping debris at the city dump yards," City Engineer R.C. Fargo commented this week. "To prevent all sorts of confusion and difficulty, we are again asking local residents to cooperate, follow instruction signs at the dump and clump all material the edge of the ground as indicated. Many are now dumping loads on flat ground. This not only leads to confusion, but prevents regular dumping at correct spots. We urge cooperation for orderly operation at the dump."


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