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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Preserving the local history and sharing it with future generations is a big job. The Valley County Pioneer Museum has taken on that task and they welcome visitors into the museum every third Sunday in June, in hopes to draw in new visitors. Memories remain of Baker's Jewelry when it was under the ownership of LaVern John "L.J." Baker. His children will be in town to present a new display specially built for the museum. "He wanted this in the museum; it was his wish," Don Baker, son of L.J. said. "The museum was one of his favorite things in Valley County."

Hook, line and sink them. The 15th annual Milk River Catfish Classic took place this past Saturday and saw fishermen from all over the region come to Glasgow for a great day of fishing. The longest running tournament in the Montana Catfish Association tournament circuit crowned a first-time winner this season as Chad Dawson and Cade Flaten took home the top prize.

The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team has started their season and one meet in is already beginning to make waves. The team traveled to Sidney this past weekend and ended up taking third place in the two-day event with a score of 532 points. Glendive finished in second with 648 points while Sidney took the first place finish with an astounding 1,465 points. The Glasgow squad is under new leadership this year as Whitney Billing and Irene Whitmer are the new coaches.

Glasgow High School added two more athletes to the prestigious Senior Athlete of the Year club as the head varsity coaches determined that seniors Lane Herbert and Megan Dailey fit the mold to receive the honor. In her years at Glasgow, Dailey spent three of them on the volleyball team as an outside hitter and four on the track and field team where her specialty was the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Herbert played football, basketball and track for all four years in high school and even spent a season with the Reds during the summer of freshman year.

After suffering their first loss of the season, the Glasgow Reds rebounded nicely with a 13-1 victory over Havre on Monday. The Reds started off hot again and this time cashed in on almost every chance created. Glasgow jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after one inning and then added eight more runs over the next two innings to cruise to an easy victory over Havre. Reds pitcher Sam Schultz, who was making his first start of the season, said that nerves of pitching in front of the home crowd made the first couple of innings tough.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, June 17, 1999

The fragrance of hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on a grill wafted through the air at Kiwanis Park as members of the VFW were kept busy, helping to feed the large turnout for the VFW's 100th anniversary picnic. Bryce Nixdorf, who received a miniature American flag at the picnic thinks he has found the ideal place to stash it for a while – the back pocket of his dad's jeans.

It wasn't a typically hot day in June when swimmers from Roundup to Scobey, Plentywood to Chinook, and from Glasgow converged on the Glasgow swimming pool to receive instruction in latest techniques of team swimming from Jerry Lusk, of Tony, Wis., and Gary Crowe. Lusk has been coming to Glasgow since about 1982. The older swim team members worked on their techniques for six hours a day but the youngest members only worked two hours a day.

A group of people have decided how to enjoy flying at a minimal cost. They formed the non-profit Glasgow Flying Club in November and bought an airplane together. The main idea is to make flying cheaper by sharing expenses. There are eight members now and they would take up to 15. They range in experience from beginners to old hands. The members are Jon Bengochea, Dan Lipszck, Sam Richardson, Russ Dahl, Darrell Morehouse, Todd Svenningsen, Marvin Pankratz and Tom Pratt.

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Chrissa Tarum, of Opheim, has been named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics. The award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students. Tarum, who attends Opheim High School, was nominated for this national award by Leith DeWeese, a teacher at Opheim High School.

Patrick Gilchrist has been selected by the Glasgow National Weather Service Office as a meteorological aide under the Student Educational Employment Program. The highly competitive program selects less than 100 college students from more than 15,00 applicants nationwide. Gilchrist is enrolled at the University of North Dakota as a meteorology major. He will return this fall session to begin his junior year. He is a 1997 Glasgow High School graduate and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Gilchrist, of Glasgow.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, June 13, 1974

Monday, June 9, was D (Dunk) Day at the city's new $150,000 Olympic-size swimming pool. As a line of eager youngsters the width of the new pool all try to out splash the other, Glasgow Lions' Club president Bob Baker shook hands with Mayor Jim Christinson on a job well done. The Lions Club was the spearhead force that began the drive to get the new pool, which officially opened by the city on Monday.

The Ridgerunners Saddle Club of Glasgow honored 175 senior citizens at their annual Old Timers Reunion held at the club grounds. Receiving special recognition were Nellie and Ernis Harris, Amelia Mayberry, Julia Sowa, Jacob Pattison and Theony Rohde.

The 1974 Glasgow Scotty track and field season officially ended with the announcement Tuesday that by popular vote of his teammates, shot and discus star Pete Dalton had been chosen Most Valuable Player of the year and steeplechase star at the Billings Jaycee Relays, Jeff Greig, has been voted the most outstanding performer of '74. Greig's award was based on his new school record of 9:52 in the two mile and his overall season performance in the mile and two-mile events as well as his outstanding effort in the steeplechase event at the Billings meet.

Wanda Clemmer, top ranking student in the Glasgow Senior High School class of 1974 was presented the $300 Degree of Honor scholarship, a $270 scholarship and a year's subscription to Reader's Digest at an awards assembly climaxing the school term. Other students earning greater university honor scholarships of $270 each were Paula Draxton, Jean Schaale, Scott Rustan, Dewayne Bondy and Sonya Wiens. All plan to attend Montana State University in Bozeman, except Miss Schaale who will enroll at the University of Montana Missoula.

The final meet of the Glasgow Scottie Track and Field season came to an end when 10 Scotties in the intermediate division and the senior division traveled to Missoula to compete in the State AAU track meet. The Scotties scored five first places and set two new state AAU records, all in the intermediate division. Dennis Sulser ran the high hurdles in a new record time of 16.2 and Beau Freund chopped a full minute off the old state AAU record for the mile run-walk in the winning time of 09:38.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, June 16, 1949

Four golfers representing the Sunnyside club of Glasgow participated in Montana State Golf league district matches in Chinook. Glasgow took third with 14. The Glasgow players were Eddie Olsen, Earl Stroman, Dr. G.L. Schuyler and Bud Hodapp.

Standings in the Rodeo Queen contest revealed Miss Amarlys Moecker, of Nashua, is in the lead, with 10,700 votes, it was announced by Mrs. Virgil Evenson, contest chairman representing the Valley Ridgerunners Saddle Club. Miss Betty Moseley, of Glasgow, was in close second place with 8,000 votes while Laura Etta Ward, third candidate was credited with 6,000 votes. The contest held in conjunction with the fourth annual Cowhands' Jamboree, June 25 and 26, will close at midnight on Monday. No further announcement of standings will be made until the queen is crowned at the Rodeo ball in the Civic Center June 25.

Kenneth Newton, of Glasgow, was elected commander of District 1 of the American Legion at the annual convention held in Plentywood. Mark Kotkin, of Fort Peck, past district commander, was recommended by the Legionnaires for Montana department vice commander of District 1 and 10. He will be officially elected at the department convention in Butte in July. Representing the Glasgow post and auxiliary unit at the convention were Kenneth Bruce, newly elected post commander; Mr. Newton; James Vincent, S.L. Glick, Mrs. Glick and Mrs. Kenneth Kjelstrup. Mrs. Mike Wolf, of Wolf Point, was elected district president of the auxiliary.

B.C. (Curly) Hayward was the recipient of many useful and lovely gifts at a Junior Chamber of Commerce pink and blue shower in the Sunnyside Country Club Wednesday night. The shower, it should be mentioned, was only incidental to an evening in which so many things happened to the prominent Jaycee that all can't be told in these columns.

Some 100 stockholders of the Farmers Union Oil and Supply company of Hinsdale and visitors attended the company's annual stockholders' meeting Saturday in the community room in the high school building. Lloyd Barnard was re-elected president; Robert Arndt was elected vice president and Marion Hellstern was reelected secretary-treasurer. Mr. Arndt and Paul Betz were chosen as new directors to succeed John Schultz and J.T. Reynolds and Otto Timm was reelected as a director.

Myrna Anders, 28-month daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Anders, of Nashua, swallowed a penny which lodged in her esophagus, just above the opening to the stomach. The penny was removed at the Deaconess Hospital Monday afternoon and Myrna was given a plastic toy bank by one of the hospital staff in which to deposit it.


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