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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bethany Knight and Becky Stein are among 150 branch teams from Edward Jones in the country honored for achieving the most significant growth over the year, along with meeting the needs of their customers’ financial need. The top 150 selected, out of 2,000, went to a series of workshops and networked with others to learn how to continue improving their business. They attended the three-day Strive Top 150 conference April 2-4.

More than 30 young people, their parents and several grandparents attended the Northern Lights 4-H Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Opheim. The park was divided so that the younger children were in one area and the older children in another area. After the hunt, children emptied the plastic eggs to reveal a prize or a number for special prizes. Tavin Renner wonders where all the Easter Eggs are during Opheim’s annual hunt. Tavin, 1½, is the son of Vince Renner and Taryn Hauck.

Alexa Barnes and Jared Smith are two of seven recipients of $1,000 Hospital Guild scholarships for students preparing to be in the medical field. Barnes is enrolled in University of St. Mary’s nursing program and Smith will attend there for physician assistant studies. Also receiving scholarships but unable to attend the awards presentation were Alacia Cole (represented by Jeff Cole), University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Samantha Jo Arneson Metcalf (Kari Schell), Barrington College, Boise, dental hygiene; Kari Lee Risa (Terry Risa), MSU-Bozeman, nursing; Aaron Hartsock (Heather Hartsock), MSU-Bozeman, doctorate of physical therapy; and Angela Smith (Dr. Walt Smith), Weber State University, advanced radiologic sciences. The Hospital Guild at FMDH congratulated the scholarship winners and expressed appreciation to those who contributed to help make the scholarship a reality.

Pablo Pascual of Hinsdale and Spain keeps pushing toward a slot at the state track and field meet which will be held in Great Falls May 30 and 31. Pascual ran an 11.91 100 meter, good enough for the win.

He also took a very close second place in the 200. And a surprise to me was that he tied for first place in the pole vault with teammates Cache Younkin and Brett Johnson coming in at 10’.

The Glasgow Scotties track and field team held an impromptu meet at Glasgow on Monday after their previously scheduled meet at Cut Bank was canceled due to snow. Dana Hughes had a couple of personal records on the day in discus and shot put. Hughes took first in the discus with a mark of 104-01 and placed second in the shot put with a mark of 34-04. Ryan Grandchamp had another strong outing as he took first in the long jump with a mark of 20-00.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, April 29, 1999

The District 12 Music Festival was held in Malta. Valley County schools participating included Hinsdale, Glasgow, Opheim, Nashua, Frazer and Lustre. Glasgow’s 54-member concert choir received both superior and excellent ratings, and the 43-member mixed choir received excellent ratings. Jennifer Jones, a student at Nashua High School, earned a superior at the District 12 Music Festival. She will now compete in the State Music Festival in Billings. Sarah Stidman and Kara Brayko performed a clarinet duet during the District 13 Musical Festival held in Malta. Annette Gruetter, a foreign exchange student attending Hinsdale High School, earned the right to go to the state music festival with her violin solo.

The Fitness Club, sponsored by the Fort Peck and Recreation Board for the past six months, has been met with huge success. To date, 41 individuals have joined. The first 500 mile achievers were Mark Calamar, who received the first certificate in January, and Juli Kirland and Jennifer Jones, who earned their certificates in March.

Sever Enkerud will be fishing with the big boys this summer on the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail. He joins six other amateur anglers from Montana and one pro, on the PWT pro-am circuit. The pro field is by invitation only and the 175 slots filled immediately. Enkerud, 67, ranches in Tampico along the Milk River. He said he used to fish a “long time ago” but now he is too busy on the ranch, especially now in the calving season.

Kyndra Challinor, Glasgow High School’s Homecoming Queen, is a finalist for Montana’s 19th annual Homecoming Queen Selection to be held May 1-2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Montana’s Homecoming Queen will receive a cash scholarship, plus an expense paid trip to compete in California with queens from the other states for the title of America’s Homecoming Queen. Kyndra is the daughter of Pam Martin Mayhew and Lyle Mayhew, of Glasgow, and granddaughter of Gary J. and Shiela Martin, of Tampico.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, April 25, 1974

Glasgow Scotty wrestling coach Larry Leonard is one of three Montana wrestling coaches who have been chosen to coach the Montana AAU mat team that will compete against a young Russian squad in Missoula. Leonard, who coached the Scotties of Glasgow to the Class A state championship was named along with Dick Imer of Hardin and Steve Woof of Chester to the coaching berths by the executive committee of the Montana Wrestling Coaches Association after team tryouts at Bozeman.

A baritone has been added to the ranks of the telephone switchboard operators at the Mountain Bell office in Glasgow. Robert Magis, son of Rev. and Mrs. Olaf Magis of Glasgow and a junior at Glasgow Senior High School, has become the first male voice to join the soft, all-feminine “May I Help You,” chorus waiting to help telephone customers with problems. Magis, who began his two-weeks training period with Mountain Bell on Monday, will be working this summer and part-time during the next school year to earn money to further his education.

Gambling officially and legally came to Glasgow at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday. Glasgow city councilmen and Mayor Jim Christinson met in special session and formally adopted Ordinance No. 756, which “regulates and licenses games of change and certain card games,” within the city limits of Glasgow by unanimous decision. The city’s new gaming ordinance follows almost exactly the tentative proposal of rules, regulations and prices ironed out by the aldermen in executive session and prematurely “leaked” on April 11.

“We’re carburetor experts,” said Donna Elletson and her opinion was echoed by her fellow mechanic Teddi Martin as they pulled their heads out from under the hood of a car in the auto mechanics shop behind the Junior High School. The girls donned coveralls last fall to be the first females to take up a wrench in the auto mechanics class in the history of Glasgow High School.

Over 90 area hockey parents and fans attended the third annual Glasgow Hockey League annual banquet at Sunnyside Golf Club. Pee-Wee Award Winners were Tim Markle, Dean Vegge and Randy Hines; Special Awards went to Chris Helland, Paul Friese and Mark Guttenberg; Tom Thumb Award winners were Tim Tow, Gaylord Lafond and Dale Squires; Midget Team Award Winners were Paul Friese, Dale Vegge, Jim Peck and Jeff Icenhower.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, April 28, 1949

Construction is expected to start in May on a new super-market building south of the Federal building at Third Avenue South and Sixth Street, it was announced Saturday by Phil Palm, of Havre, president of Buttrey Foods, Inc. The single-story brick and tile structure will be 50 by 130 feet. It is hoped to complete it within 90 days. Tentative plans call for a corner entrance, flanked on each side by long glass display windows. Mr. Palm said the new structure will have all the latest self-service equipment and will be devoted exclusively to foods.

Ann Fak Erickson, junior in Nashua High School has been chosen as the girl delegate to attend the Girl’s State at Billings by the Nashua American Legion Auxiliary. Miss Erickson, is a member of the Nashua American Legion Auxiliary. She is also a member of the Nashua school band and was chosen on basis of personality, character and scholastic standing. She is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Erickson.

Members of the Valley County Fair board meeting Monday approved three new departments for the fair here, Aug. 18, 19, and 20, and also authorized with opening day as Children’s Day with free admission for all grade school students. Mrs. Ola DeHaven will head a new arts and crafts department. A new public safety department will be headed by Sheriff Mason Melvin, Undersheriff Dan M. Oakland and Hugh Borton. Also approved were the proposed premium books, which will go to the printers soon and probably will be distributed late in May.

The Opheim high school band with 35 pieces attended the District 7 festival in Plentywood Saturday. The band took first rating. The pieces played were “His honor,” march, Fillmore, and “Sir Galahad,” overture, Hildreth. Shirley Johnson played a clarinet solo and a baritone solo was played by Clair Hallock accompanied by Marketa Opheim. A clarinet quartet – Shirley Johnson, Patricia Squires, Nina Flickinger and Patti Hanvold played a selection. The band is eligible to attend the state band festival in Great Falls.

Spring elections at Montana state college last week brought presidencies for two Valley County students. George Watson, of Vandalia, prominent in college agricultural activities, was elected present of the Associated Students of Montana State College. Leonard Etchart, of Tampico, also active in the college, will head the senior class next year.

Sup’t D.H. Walsh announced that 10 Nashua High School students earned places on the last six-week honor roll. They are Frances Laumeyer, Arlene Stohl and Marlene Hauger, seniors; Elsie Berklund, Betty Jean Bollinger and Betty Sue Dykstra, juniors; and Doris Combs, Delores Ersland, Nola Larsen and Eileen Linebarger, freshmen.


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