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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

East Side School drew a crowd of students, parents and staff at the Glasgow High School on Friday, May 30, for the 13th annual egg drop. It lasted a few hours, starting first thing in the morning for the last day of school. While the sun was out, the wind may have affected some of the drops off the gymnasium roof onto the alley behind the track bleachers. Sixth grade science teacher Wade Nelson explained that while the shapes and sizes could be just about anything, the weight was important. Nelson said that students were also graded on how easy access was to the egg to see if it survived the fall.

Absentee ballots were counted and voters headed to the polls on Tuesday, June 3, for the primaries. Two major local races were decided on who would continue onto the main vote in November. The unofficial results came in just before midnight. Six justice of peace candidates appeared on the ballot: Christine Gamas, Dave Gorton, Christina Hillman, Ronald Kulczyk, David McLean and Mary Strand. Gorton and Hillman will move onto the final vote in November. Another race in the primary for county voters was decided for the county commissioner, District 1 position. Dan Carr, Russell Dahl and Paul Tweten faced each other for Dave Pippin's position at the primary. Tweten will move on with the majority of votes, 1,021, and Dahl will also move onto the vote in November with 560 votes.

Issues on the local ballot had voters showing whether or not they supported a levy for an additional 2 mills per year for the Glasgow City-County Library. The count had 1,194 voters in support, with 873 against the additional levy. The levy will raise approximately $51,784 for the fiscal years 2015-16 through 2019-20 for construction, maintenance and improvements. The impact will be close to $5 per $100,000 of taxable market value of a home. Voters also said no to an additional 10 mill levy for roadwork, raising around $222,740 for the next 10 fiscal years, beginning in 2014-15.

The Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association and electric cooperatives across the state are sending 27 high school students, including Andrea Hansen of Glasgow, on an all-expense paid trip to the nation's capital for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's 2014 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., from June 14- 20. NorVal Electric is sponsoring Hansen.

The Glasgow Scottie softball team capped off an amazing season by finishing fourth in the State Tournament. Glasgow kicked off the tournament facing No. 1 ranked Ronan. The game was a hard fought game on both sides with the winer being anyone's guess. Abby Mehling decided to leave guessing out of the equation in the top of the seventh inning. The Scottie senior belted a three-run home run in the top of the seventh.

Hopes were high as Glasgow track and field entered the Class B State Meet in Butte this past Friday and Saturday, but expectations fell just short for the Scotties as the boys tied for second while the girls finished fifth in an exceptional season all around. Although the Scotties fell just short of earning the boys championship, senior Ryan Grandchamp was able to secure championships in both the 100-meter and 200. Rachael Zeiger had a time of her own on her mind in her 800 event. After tying the school record held by Marge Markle at 2:20.97, Zeiger did just as Markle expected at State and set a new Glasgow record in the event with a time of 2:20.23 which gave her third place in the race.

Hinsdale High School was home to an amazing athlete and academic scholar over the past 12 years. Few have equaled her prowess in athletics or her knowledge in the classroom. Bethany Lacock qualified for the State Track and Field Meet in seven events but had to choose five of the events in which she and her coach Gordon Of the five events she got on the podium five times, and was the only Class C girl to qualify in five events. She won the pole vault event, tied for second in the high jump and took second in the 100m hurdles, getting edged out by just 4/100ths of a second. She ran sixth in the 100-meter dash and placed fifth in the triple jump.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, June 10, 1999

A public meeting was held by the Fort Peck Rural County Water District Board Monday to discuss how to pay the debt to be incurred as the local share of the capital cost of constructing the water system. An election will be held on June 22 to ask voters in the district to authorize a maximum debt of $1.52 million. Approval by 60 percent of the votes cast is required for passage of the revenue bond. According to the district's legal counsel, David Irving, a successful bond election is necessary to show local commitment to the project. Such a commitment is required before the release of a $1.5 million federal appropriation and a $500,000 Treasure State Endowment Project grant from the Montana Department of Commerce.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church had a spring cleanup recently. Several members did the weeding, pruning and planting. Members included Darrell Breanna, Tag Markle, Paul Turner, Mike Fay, Katie and Tim Paden, with their children, Ryan and Taylor, Laurie Koessl and Cindy Markle.

The elementary awards day at the Opheim School was May 24. Lori Westby presented the third and fourth grade awards. Angela Edwards got the "good humor" award; Jeff Greenwood, super speller; Stephanie Bailey, kind heart; Jake Boreson, mental math; Annaleisa Fauth, math facts and Josh Royan, the reading award. Sixth grade graduation was held with Superintendent Mark Anderson presenting diplomas to Brock Fauth, Jayme Larson, Rory Rosencrans and Scott Sather.

Karissa Hughes was recently announced as the state champion of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for the 11-year-old age group. As the district competition winner and regional competition winner, it qualified her for the state competition, which she won. She is now entered in the international competition and will know in a few weeks if she has won at that level. She is the daughter of Mitch and Mary Hughes, of Glasgow.

Attending Boys' State this week are the delegates from Glasgow, Scott Copenhaver and Nathan Molstad. The young men are sponsored by the American Legion. Jayson Nelson, son of Walter and Debbie Nelson, is the Opheim Boys' State delegate this year. He is sponsored by the Opheim American Legion Post 122.

Ideas flew so fast the recorder could hardly keep up. About 50 people met June 2 to tell planners what ought to be included in Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum. They suggested displays on everything from plants, minerals, riverboats, Native Americans and Lewis and Clark to the dam, the depression, dinosaurs and the Great Northern Railroad. Finally, Dr. David Gregory brought the meeting back down to reality. "I've got a garage full of every kind of tool ever given for Father's Day," he said. "And nobody comes to see it. This museum is not the attic of northeast Montana." James Phelps, the facilitator sent by the National Park Service to assist in the museum planning process, assured the meeting that all the suggestions would be grouped into broad categories, where the necessary weeding out would take place.

Seven members of the Nashua high School Class of 1999 received quilts from the congregation of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. The quilts were made by the ladies of the Nashua WELCA and presented during the worship service, May 23. Each quilt carries the name of a senior and a Bible verse, as well as the graduation date. Included in the ceremony were Sanders Shumway, Brooke Daley, Dusty Dowell, Jana Nybakken, Sammy Jo Ferguson, Michelle Haskin, Shirley Ersland, Donna Tihista, Gloria Wessler, Gladys Nybakken, Helen Heikens, Ann Christiansen and April Rock.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, June 6, 1974

Glasgow's new Olympic-size municipal swimming pool will officially open on Monday. City Recreation Director Dan Burns announced Wednesday that open swimming will be held in the new pool. Summer recreation program sign-up will also continue.

About $300 was taken from the Mint Bar in Opheim in a break-in early last Thursday morning according to Clarence Anderson, owner of the bar. Entry was gained by breaking a latch on the front door. The incident is under investigation by Jim Bailey, Opheim police officer.

Primary Vote Sparks 45 Percent Turnout – This could be a very good year for elections based on the valley County voter turnout in Tuesday's lack-luster primary balloting. When Frazer's tally – the last of the Valley County precincts to report in – were tabulated early Wednesday morning, the totals indicated 2,645 of the 5,940 registered voters in the county had marked their preferences on a ballot representing an almost unprecedented 45.8 percent turnout. Commissioner First District Gordon Bollinger, of Glasgow, carried his home county by a landslide of 1,374 votes over fellow opponents.

ASCS Director Hazel G. Michel has been named County Executive Director of the Glasgow office of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Association. Mrs. Michel has served as acting County Executive Director since July 1, 1973. Her promotion became effective on May 26.

Two Soil Conservation Service officials at the Glasgow office have been promoted and re-assigned ot new locations in Montana. John P. Rouane Jr., soil conservationist in Glasgow since 1972 has been promoted to District Conservationist for Powder River county and will move with his family to Broadus in July. Soil Scientist Lewis A. Daniels, a member of the soil survey party in Valley County since 1970 has been transferred to Forsyth where he will assume the position of Soil Survey Party Leader for Rosebud County.

Laurel's golfers came from behind a 8-stroke deficit to capture the State high School golf title as the Eastern-A divisional champion Glasgow Scotty finished 10th in a field of 16 schools entered. Scotty golfers carded a 667 of the tournament to finish behind Laurel. Brian Lee, medalist at the East-A Divisional had the low round for Glasgow, carding a 154 total.

May 26 baccalaureate and graduation were held in the Opheim high School Gymnasium. Sylvia Redfield gave the salutatory address. Corey Carlson gave the senior address. Gordon Crandell, a former teacher of the seniors gave the commencement address. Becky Larson gave the valedictory address. Graduating seniors were Morgan Fagan, Larson, Doug Swanson, Kinda Heck, Dave Hoveland, Kathy Sheets, Kelly Ross, Redfield, Miles Fuhrman, Barbara Crandell, Jerry Davenport, Lynn Scanson, Randy Anderson, Joyce Williams, Alan Fuhrman, Debbie Honrud, Rick Muse, Char Reddick, Corey Carlson, Julie Risa, Dave Scanson, Nancy St. John, Lee Frasier, LeRae Edwards, Leeland Immel, Joyce Fauth, Clyde Stout, Jim Fauth and Steve Bichl.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, June 9, 1949

Dry weather is interfering with opening of the Glasgow swimming pool, Milt Kabeary, Civic Center manager, said. "City pumps are operating 22 to 23 hours a day to keep up with the demand for irrigation water," he explained. "If we get some rain, water can be diverted to filling the pool." The manager said if this was possible, the pool will be opened the first of the week, meanwhile keeping an eye on clouds (or lack of them) overhead.

Milling work that began more than 40 years came to an end last week for Rolland Alger, superintendent of the Glasgow Flour Mill, when he retired. It was the occasion for a gathering of the Dunnell brothers, whose father William Dunnell, founded the Minot Flour Mill company, operator of the local mill.

The Elliott Construction company of Omaha, Neb., was low when the army engineers opened bids at Fort Peck for constructing additions to the 115 KV outdoor substation and switchyard at the Fort Peck power plant, including control and protective facilities. The Omaha firm's bid was $237,818. The engineers' estimate was $329,077.85. An announcement from the engineer office said bids are being reviewed and notice of an award will be issued later.

"Warming Up" was the report this week on the Valley Ridgerunner Saddle Club's Rodeo Queen contest being held in connection with the fourth annual rodeo and Cowhands' Jamboree, June 25 and 26. Votes are coming in for favorites and will be tabulated every week until the contest closes June 18. Leading by a small margin this week was Laura Etta Ward, candidate sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, while a close second was Betty Moseley, candidate of Harrington Brothers. Amarlys Moecker, of Nashua, sponsored by Adeline's Beauty shop, was in third place.

"Grasshoppers are on the way," County Agent W.R. Aldworth declared this week and said hatches already have been reported in the Larlsan community. "Undoubtedly other areas will soon report hatches. With the dry weather we are having now, one can expect a favorable hatch," he commented. The extension official said a meeting had been called at the Larslan school to discuss both weed and grasshopper control.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tomes announced this week that their new Western Curio shop adjoining the Coles studio on First Avenue North will be opened for business Saturday and open house will be held throughout the day. Mr. and Mrs. Tomes will continue to be associated with the Coles studio, but the new business will be operated separately. The new store will be designed to serve both tourists and local residents with souvenirs, gifts, fishing tackle, postcards and similar items.


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