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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Milk River Activity Center broke ground for an additional building on Monday, April 28. The $500,000 project has been in planning for over a year. Community support has been big for the project that will allow extra space for clients and a chance for community organizations to utilize the kitchen as well.

The bull sales have seen record prices at the Glasgow Stockyards. Beef prices are soaring and right now it's good to be in the cattle business. In the month of April, at the Big Dry Angus Ranch bull sale, the McRaes of Jordan, sold a bull at possibly one of the highest prices ever seen locally. The top bull brought in $16,000. The top 10 bulls averaged at $9,825. The average for heifers was $1,410.

Eight children were confirmed and received First Communion on Saturday at St. Raphael's: Lexten Fairclough, Jack Kolstad, Caden Laumeyer, Andrew Reynolds, Toryn Richards, James Seekins, and Elle and Eve Stone.

The Glasgow golf team hosted the Glasgow Invite last Friday and the Scotties didn't disappoint. The boys team edged out Malta by three strokes to take first in the event with a team score of 372. Luke Gunderson and Braden Barstad, Glasgow's two top golfers, scored an 83 and 97 respectively. The remaining three Scottie golfers, Wyatt Holzworth, Mikal Mavencamp and Kyle Humbert rounded out the varsity scoring with rounds of 89, 103 and 123 respectively.

The Nashua Invitational track and field meet was held last week in Wolf Point and the Hinsdale Raider girls did well taking home a fifth place finish. Leading the way for the ladies was Bethany Lacock winning the high jump (4-10); the 100-meter (13.3); 100-meter hurdles (17); the triple jump (32-9) and the long jump (14-3). In fact, being prom night the whole boys team decided to just do the shot put, discus, javelin and the 400 relay. Brett Johnson took a second place (5:20.6) in the 1,600 just nine seconds behind Dodson's Nick Bear (5:11.6).

Glasgow track and field competed in Sidney over the weekend and as usual, the Scotties had strong showings across the board as they are trying to get as many athletes qualified as possible for the top 10 meet. Girls distance running has been one of the many bright spots for the Scotties so far and on Saturday, Glasgow saw two of their runners vie for first in the event with Josie Braaten edging Rachael Zeiger to finish one hundredth of a second ahead.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, May 6, 1999

Five teachers have accepted the amended retirement incentive offered by the Glasgow School Board. They are Linda Anderson, high school art; Norm Girard, high school biology; Betty Hirsch, grade 2; D'Lynn Schye, high school librarian and Ron Shumway, high school math. At the school board meeting on April 28, Superintendent Gary Martin said the incentive worked out as planned. With an enrollment loss of 60 students expected, the district faces a budget cut next year with the maximum budget of only $4,349,495.

Say the word "Challenge" and Valley County residents rise to the occasion. They did just that when First Community Bank extended a challenge to build the Valley County Community Foundation. The bank made a donation of $7,500 to the Foundation last fall and asked friends and neighbors to exceed that gift by $2 for every $1 given. The community did so in flying colors by giving $17,410.

Five bids on high school retrofit projects were opened at the April 28 meeting of the Glasgow School Board. The single bid on the handicapped bathroom and weight room addition was $379,000 from Braden Pehlke. This was $40,500 more than the base bid estimated by the planners. The board accepted the bid. The other two retrofit projects, locker removal and replacement and the track re-surfacing, each received two bids. These bids required further investigation so they were taken under advisement.

The smiling victorious group of young Scotties came home the winners of a recent basketball tourney in Williston, N.D. The team consists of Coach Don Elletson, Trevor Waarvik, Derek Baumgartner, Nate Doornek, Nelson Helland, Coach Larry Baumgartner, Dylan Shanks, Randy Elletson, Tyler Edwards and Coach Jerry Doornek.

The Nashua junior high track results for the Scobey Invitational were: Shandi Mason came in fourth in the 800 with 3:06.47 and placed sixth in the shotput with 25'1". Mike Buchheit was second in the 400 with 64.26, third in the 800 with 2:36.52 and third in the 200 with 28.26. At the Malta Invitational Brooke Daley sixth 3200 meters; Devin Johnston sixth, high jump; Juli Kirkland, first long jump, second triple jump, third high jump and third 400 meters; Shannon Bryson first high jump, sixth 400 meters; Dani Dye second 300 hurdles and second pole vault. For the boys: Chris Burns fifth in both javelin and long jump; Syler Dutton third 800 meter race; Evan Guenther fourth in javelin and sixth in discus; Jed Kirkland first in 800 and 1600.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, May 2, 1974

In keeping with a proclamation for a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer as outlined in the Congressional Record of Dec. 20, 1973, local residents gather in front of the Courthouse for prayers and Bible readings at noon Monday. Conducting the service were members of the Glasgow Ministerial Association.

Mayor Jim Christinson cuts the ribbon officially opening Glasgow's new $10,000 Health Center in the Civic Center building Sunday under the watchful eye of its creator City Recreation Director Dan Burns. Burns provides briefs to one of the groups of the 125 Glasgow residents who were given a tour of the exercise, sauna, whirlpool, powder rooms and coffee bar facilities spotlighted by the Open House.

Walter E. (Walt) Henley, who heads the 32-man Security Law Enforcement Department at Glasgow Air Force Base filed for Valley County Sheriff on the Republican ticket at deadline. John Grant, a native of Glasgow, also filed for the office of Valley County Sheriff on the Republican ticket.

It took the young 30-member Glasgow Boxing Club most of the 1973-74 winter season just to clear obstacles from the path of the organization but the young pugilists have now come up with both a sponsoring "parent" and a place to practice and in September a full slate of National AAU-sanctioned boxing matches are being planned for the Glasgow fighters. Dave Coday, president of the local boxing club and one of its coaches said "We couldn't get squared off in time for any matches this year, but now most of the hurdles are behind us and we're looking forward to presenting some excellent ring cards this fall."

Hinsdale and Saco were among the high school boys' track teams competing at the Turner Invitational Track Meet held at Harlem. Hinsdale placed first in the 800-yard relay with a time of 1 minute 39.9 seconds. Chet Barnard placed second in the 200-yard dash with a time of 21,95 seconds and in the 100-yard dash in 10.8 seconds. Dean Ellsworth placed fifth in the 120-yard-high hurdles with a time of 18.6 seconds. Duane Claypool placed second in the 180 yard low hurdles with 22.4 seconds.

Cathy Garsjo, a senior at Nashua High School, was recently notified she is to be featured in the eighth annual rendition of "Who's Who Among American High School Students." Miss Garsjo is the daughter of Hartvik and Agnes Garsjo of North Nashua. In addition to having her biography published in the book, the Nashua girl will be invited to participate in the firm's annual "Survey of High Achievers" later in the academic year.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, May 5, 1949

The operation of some of the special equipment of the Glasgow Deaconess Hospital will be demonstrated for visitors at the hospital on National Hospital Day, May 12. Among the equipment to be shown will be the iron lung, the baby incubators in the nursery and the modern laundry equipment in action. The operating room will also be on display unless in emergency use. There will be a display of articles made by the women of the Hospital guild.

New Glasgow aldermen took over their posts at the meeting of the City Council: Russell St. Clair succeeded Neil D. Campbell as alderman form the north side ward while Vern Brown is south side ward alderman succeeding O.E. Markle. Neither of the aldermen whose terms expire was a candidate for re-election.

Darlene Nelson and Peggy Rutter are Hinsdale High School's top-ranking seniors of 1949. Darlene, with a four-year grade average of 93.39 percent is class valedictorian and Peggy with a four year average of 92.7 percent is salutatorian. The two girls will give their addresses on class night May 16. Darlene is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Nelson and Peggy is the daughter of Postmaster and Mrs. Lewis Rutter.

Following reports received from several points in the county that garbage is being dumped on roads and highways, county commissioners meeting this week warned that the practice is in violation of state law and violators will be prosecuted. It is a misdemeanor to dump garbage on any road or highway or within 200 yards of any public throughfare. Complaints had been received of garbage dumping both near Hinsdale and Glasgow.

Glasgow High School Scotties won their second game of the baseball season Wednesday afternoon by taking a 2-1 decision over a fighting squad from Opheim. The game was a pitcher's dual with Mick Luckman hurling for the winners while Andy Stolen was on the mound for the Vikings.

Joe Luckman, of Glasgow, set a new record for broad jump at Montana State University Saturday with a leap of 23 feet, 8.5 inches when the university freshman team met Missoula High School. The yearlings were "sparked by sensational Joe Luckman, Glasgow with each triumphs in the sprints and the best bboard jump by any university contests," Ray Rocene, Daily Missoulian sports editor commented.


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