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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Two Glasgow WWII veterans took a special trip April 27-29. They were selected to go on the Big Sky Honor Flights. Glen Mahugh and Carl "Bill" Bell traveled with an escort to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials that honored their time in service. While the two only hinted at moments of emotion while seeing the 100 stars that represented 100 soldiers, each who died in war, or visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, they both said it was an amazing experience. The few days at the memorial were packed with activities and tours. They were escorted by police cruisers on their way back to the airport and treated like royalty during their visit. The honor flights are focusing on sending as many WWII veterans to the memorials as possible. Mahugh and Bell seemed to be in fairly good health and good spirits after their trip.

Hinsdale's Class of 2014 Graduation was celebrated at the Hinsdale School on Sunday, May 18. Ceremonies opened with Superintendent Julie Gaffney welcoming everyone and introducing the eighth-grade class. Members of the eighth-grade class were Casity Boucher, McKenna Johnson, Mickayla Johnson, Wrangler Jones, Lauren Kolstad and Austin Leatherberry. The keynote speaker for the afternoon was Mr. Gordon Hawks, one of the senior class teachers. Concluding the ceremony, the senior class, Chadaya Christensen, Bethany Lacock, Mikal Mavencamp, Whitney Molina and Anthony Sones, presented family and friends with roses and Hawaiian leis.

Jory Casterline, who runs the Recreation Department, said that the city is in need of a completely new pool, but can't see exactly how building a new one is feasible at the current moment. "I just want people to get a good idea of the exact shape it's in each year," Casterline said. "We fix it every year and patch it up and fill it with water and to them it's all nice and blue and clear." The cost of maintaining the pool after it's drained runs around $1,100 for patch work and painting according to Roger Canen. Canen has been repairing the pool for over 20 years and said that such a task requires about 120 hours of labor each year.

Donnie Bailey and Steve Fauth competed at the State Special Olympics Games in Billings. On Wednesday morning they bowled at 8 a.m. Steve got a fourth-place ribbon in his division and Donnie got a fifth-place ribbon in his division. They attended the athletes' dinner at the Montana Pavilion after which they along with their coach, Janet Bailey marched into the Rimrock Auto Arena with all other athletes from across the state at the Opening Ceremonies.

Glasgow Track and Field blew past the competition in the 2B District track meet held at Glasgow last weekend as the Scotties won both the boys and girls titles. In the girls high jump, Megan Dailey continued to flirt with a new personal record. Dailey hit the mark at 5-03 on the high jump which tied her current personal record she set earlier in the season. Another Scottie to watch out for is junior Dana Hughes. Hughes advanced to Divisionals in each of her events, javelin, discus and shot put. Benji Phillips recorded a mark of 163-03 in the javelin which was four feet better than Glasgow's Jason Thibault who finished second with 159-01 and Lane Herbert who finished third with 157-07.

Before the seeding in softball Divisionals could be set in stone, Glasgow had to travel to Billings last weekend to play West Billings, Colstrip, Conrad, Shepherd and Huntley Project. Coach Falcon said that the game against West Billings, which Glasgow won 8-3, set the tone for his pitchers on the mound. "From that game on, our pitching was perfect," Falcon said. "We struck out a lot of batters while walking hardly any. I think that's the best our pitching has looked all season." Falcon inserted senior Abbey Mehling into the rotation to give the one-two combo of Shayla Bergtoll and Tyra Johnson a break and Mehling didn't disappoint. Mehling threw a combined seven innings for the Scotties in games against Shepherd and Colstrip.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, May 27, 1999

The Glasgow Ambulance Service received a gift of a new ambulance from the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Foundation Inc. This gift also benefits the Lustre Community. The Foundation invests all contributions they receive and proceeds from their investments funded the foundation's commitment to purchase the new ambulance. With the purchase, Glasgow Ambulance Service will retire an ambulance and it will go to Lustre, one of the four other services in the area. Lustre was selected to receive the ambulance because they had the oldest model in the county fleet. Foundation Board Chairperson Sheila Fast hands over the keys to the new ambulance to hospital CEO Randy Holom, while EMS director Clay Berger and board members, Skip Erickson, Calvin Reddig, Bill Pattison and Lori Viste look on.

Bill and Wanda Whisennands were chosen Valley County Senior Citizen of the Year at the annual Health Fair held May 10. Bill and Wanda have been married for 62 years and have three children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The couple have lived in their present home, which Bill built, for 57 years. They have also farmed and ranched. They have served their church for more than 40 years, Bill as a First Elder and Wanda as treasurer. The couple have also been involved in the Valley Hangar Association for many years. Still very active in their church, the Whisennands have packed hundreds of boxes of clothes which were sent to the needy around the world.

The Hospital Guild of Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital elected new officers at the Volunteer Luncheon on May 13. Elected were Annette Wageman, secretary; Kim Monson, president; Kelly Nessland, vice president; and Jenny Reinhardt, treasurer.

Sixteen Glasgow High School Scotties qualified at the North/East B Divisional Track meet for the State Track Meet in Helena. Representing the Glasgow girls' track team will be Naomi Davison, Carissa Tade, Lisa Bell, Rhonda Chandler, Cassie Boos, Annie Knierim, Tanya Bergren, April Molstad and Courtney Hanson. The boys' team will be represented by Ryan Rogenes, DJ Elletson, Deron Galston, Jesse Allen, Levi Sugg, Jason Green and Steve Kirby. The Glasgow boys' team, paced by Rogenes' victories in the 100 and 300 hurdles, won first place with 94 points.

Fun was had by all ages at the first Jeff Jurgens Memorial Youth Basketball Tournament held in Glasgow, March 19-21. Funds raised by the tourney will be divided between memorial scholarships and community projects, such as for Glasgow Middle School, in Jurgen's name. The fourth-grade team from Glasgow received first place medals in the Jurgens Basketball Tournament. The team included Coach Frank Shanks, Derek Dowson, Mason Shanks, Corey Smith, Brady Smith, Coach Mike Radakovich, Robbie Radakovich, Navar Viara and Jason Compton. Glasgow's seventh grade team took first place in the Jeff Jurgens Memorial Youth Basketball tournament. The team consisted of Nicole Dowson, Trevor Waarvik, Nate Doornek, Nelson Helland, Coach Don Elletson, Tyler Edwards, Dylan Shanks, Randy Elletson and Derek Baumgartner.

Monday May 24, the annual athletic awards were given to the most outstanding athletes of this school year in Nashua. Head Boys' Basketball Coach Norm Braaten announced several statistics awards. The Most Valuable Player award went to Tyler Viste and the One On One Champ to Evan Guenther. Volleyball Coach Kathy Nielsen presented awards for individual most valuable players. Ashley Finkbiner was named "Miss Hustle." Most Improved Award went to Devin Johnson; Most Valuable Defensive Player Juli Kirkland and Most Valuable Offensive Player Jennifer Jones. The O'Connor Track Award for the most outstanding male track athlete was given to Tyler Viste and Jed Kirkland. Juli Kirkland was also named as the outstanding female athlete this year. The Robert Brown Memorial Award, presented annually to the most outstanding athlete exemplifying leadership and ability was given to Tyler Viste.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, May 23, 1974

The Nashua Porcupines setting meet records in two events, racked up 82 ½ team points last week to win the boys' division of the District 3-C track meet held in Glasgow. The squad includes Tom BlackEagle, Jesse Rorvik, Howey Ferguson, Scott Schrimsher, Alan Cash, Steve Turner, Jay Allen, Mike Heikens, Bennie Calhoun, Charles Brabeck, Coach Larry O'Connor, Rick Viste, Duane Weinmeister and Randy Weinmeister.

Nashua's girls track squad set two new meet records and finished in second place in last week's District 3-C track meet held in Glasgow. The squad includes Coach Diana Loh, Lori Hill, Ronnie Hammerback, Brenda Clancy, Charlene Hill and Cynthia Weinmeister.

Curtis Knight and Paulette Etchart display the results of their combined efforts, a portrait of Miss Etchart, which was selected for exhibition at the recently held convention of Montana Professional Photographers held in Livingston. The print entitled "Come September," scored in the top 10 percent of the prints entered. Paulette is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Etchart, of Glasgow. Knight is the operator of Knight Studio in Glasgow.

Kindergarten students of Shirley Buechler are Kari Helland, Theresa Franzen, Jody Zinner, Rhonda Dungan, Sharma Fierling, Kerri Austin, Michele Wilson, Janeen Hopwood, Janet Espeland, Bryan Norcutt, Jon Engstrom, Jeff Johnson, Kurt Breigenzer, Thomas LaRoque, Walter Bell, Shawn Gornall, Scott Garsjo and Richard Christianson. The students will be presented diplomas at ceremonies May 29.

Kathy Thompson, an employee of First Security Bank in Glasgow, shows customer Peter Dighans, of Richland, how First Security's new Bank Around the Clock system works. Bank Around The Clock is the slogan used to describe the unique 24-hour banking service that can make deposits, withdrawals and transfers of funds from one of your accounts to another.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, May 26, 1949

Miss Aagot Lian, Valley County public health nurse, who left Saturday for Minnesota, where she will visit briefly before leaving for New York City to board a plane for Norway, was honored last week at the annual meeting of the Montana Public Health Association in Glendive, when she was presented with a gift of $1,000 from the public health nurses and friends in Montana. The gift was to be used for her traveling expenses to Norway and Sweden where she will attend the International Council of Nurses Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. Miss Lian has been Valley County Public Health Nurse since Aug. 1, 1942. She began nursing in this state in 1921 as public health nurse in Teton County. Miss Lian has been nursing since 1905 when she graduated from Luther Hospital in St. Paul, five years after coming to the United States.

Mr. and Mrs. James Watters, received word from their son, Serg. Walter E. Watters, that he had arrived in New York on May 16, and had been honorably discharged from the army, May 20. Before returning home, he will visit at the home of his brother, James Waters and family, in Cranford, N.J., and at the home of his sister Laura and family in Teaneck, N.J.

Glasgow's new $20,000 municipal and semi-professional baseball lighting system at the fairgrounds will be dedicated in a brief ceremony Saturday night just before the opening home baseball game of the season between the Glasgow Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Havre VFW teams. Saturday night's contest will be the first of three. One of baseball's big names will participate in the last two games. Rogers Hornsby will arrive here Monday afternoon and will pilot the Glasgow team in the games Monday and Tuesday nights. Hornsby, whose batting record of .358 is second only to the all-time percentage of Ty Cobbin in the major leagues, will also conduct a free school for junior players.

Commencement exercises beginning in the Glasgow High School auditorium will mark both the end of four years' work by a class of 60 seniors and a week that included the vespers service, assembly, class day exercise and picnic. Members of the graduating class include Richard Austin, Myrtle Baynham, Melvin Beaudry, Robert Bertsch, Opal Biem, Ardice Bowles, Sheila Brenna, Ruth Casey, Davie Clowe, Mary Combs, Thomas Cornwell, Patsy Crain, James DeDeobbeleer, Jack Demko, LeRoy Ellis, Sever Enkerud, Louise Fuhrman, LaVerne Glick, Richard Good, Ivar Harebo, Mary Kay Holland, Inga Holter, Merlin Hovland, Romona Hunter, Iris Ingram, Leonard Jondahl, Clara Jasper, Donna Jean Jensen, Leslia Kinzell, Earl Kleinfelder, Marvin Kuebler, Carl Lawrence, Jack Luckman, Richard Mahugh, Donald Malunat, Jean McInerney, Majorie Moon Kelstrup, Mary Moseley, William Moyer, Dorothy Nelson, George Olsen, Thomas Ramsbacher, Joanne Rasmusen, Myrel Remme, Douglas Rohrer, Donna May Rusher, Viola Russell, Myrtle Ryan, LaVonne Schellinger, Arlo Schindler Margaret Schoonen, Carol Stensland, Erline Stremcha, Caroline Teichrow, Mavis Terhark, Robert Thielke, Jean Wessler, Otto Zerbe and Paul Zerbe.

Marie and Margaret Hunt and Rose Marie Boomer joined the Tampico Boys 4-H club, which as not changed its name though it now admits girls as well as boys to membership, at a meeting at the Floyd Nelson home. Stanley Porter spoke on "Trees and Planting Them." Dorothy Ann Movig spoke on Arbor Day. Mrs. F.E. Nelson told about Builders Camp.


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