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10 Years Ago

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

After 24 years of work, no major upcoming plans come to mind except to visit family and grandchildren. Jenny Reinhardt is getting ready to hand over the reigns as Valley County treasurer at the end of this month. Her years of service followed working nearly a decade with the Glasgow City-County Library. She began working for Valley County in 1990, just before the county fair. She decided to look for a change and a challenge after working at the library and she was ready to take on the position as an administrative assistant for the refuse, airport and fair boards.

It's been years of planning, discussion and sweat to get a dream to come to reality. Skip Erickson has had a vision of a wildlife exhibit that would not only show some of his prized hunting trophies, but help teach and educate children and the public on habitats, animals and conservation. While the Children's Museum of Northeast Montana has helped house 50 kids in June for two art camps, two science camps and a backyard explorer camp, work has continued on the wildlife exhibit that will be a positive addition. Erickson said that the progress has been a little slower than anticipated, but it has been consistent. "At first it's going to look a little like Noah's ark," Erickson said. "But then we'll begin to have some better placement as we go."

Hi-Line Ford participated in the Ford Peanut Butter Drive that local Ford dealers can choose to take part in. Northwest dealers collected jars of peanut butter to be donated to local food banks. Hi-Line Ford owner Norm Sillerud said that several monetary donations came in that he used to purchase more peanut butter. The local Ford dealer collected 36 cases, or 430 jars of peanut butter, during the event. And a few more cases hadn't quite been collected yet. The peanut butter will go to the Glasgow Food Bank.

The Fourth of July weekend started off with a splash Saturday as the Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team hosted the Glasgow Invitational swim meet. The meet, which saw 11 total teams compete in the two-day event, came down to the wire as Glasgow narrowly came out of the meet with a first place finish. The Thunder edged second place team Lewistown by 16 points as the Sea Lions finished with 550 overall points. Colter and Bridger Barnett each finished in the top five in all of their events with Colter accumulating two second-place finishes, while Bridger's highest finish was third in the 50-meter backstroke in the 11-12 age group. Bode, the youngest Barnett at six-years-old, finished in ninth place in both of his events, the 50 freestyle and 25 backstroke.

It was all thrills, spills and chills at the 35th annual Milk River Cowboys Association Rodeo held last Thursday in Hinsdale.It was also perfect weather with no threat of rain. We had a southwesterly breeze blowing which blew the bugs back to Saco where they belong but the announcers, Myron Malnaa and Chris Christensen, along with timers Tanya Funk and Jan Marshal, got a tad-bit choked-up by the dust created in the arena. Chisholm Christensen, of Hinsdale - the town's most eligible bachelor – rode for a 65 in the first round but failed to make the wheezle in the short go. He took home second place money.

It looks like the race for the top spot in the Eastern A division will come down to the final games as the Glasgow Reds and Laurel are neck and neck heading into the final few games of the season. "Every inning we were putting up runs," said Reds Head Coach Jack Sprague. "We're starting to feel comfortable with our lineup, there are still a couple of things we need to tinker with, but we're happy where we're at." Sprague said that the pitching outside of his main three of Koessl, Thibault and Krumwiede, is questionable at times and that some of his pitchers are having trouble locating pitches. With that being said, Sprague said that the fourth pitcher to fill out the rotation once postseason comes around will more than likely be Ryan Padden.

25 Years Ago

Thursday, July 15, 1999

Tim Newton and his partner, Dan DeJaeghere, from South Dakota, are all smiles as they show off their plaques for first place in the 12th Annual Montana Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament. Newton was instrumental in organizing the first Governor's Cup.

Amanda Bryson was named MVP in game two and game three for the Glasgow 13 and 14-year-old All Stars. In game two, Bryson had nine RBIs with three home runs, back-to-back. The first two were grand slams. Bryson played a big role in the two victories for the 13 and 14-year old all stars.

Glasgow 13 and 14-year old All Stars finished fourth at the State Tournament in Livingston. The team was Mike Johnson, Dave Larson, coaches; Sarah Vinton, Annie Strommen, Tasha Rasmusan, Amanda Bryson, Shandy Cook, Lisa Johnson, Ashley Omvig, Doug Omvig, coach, Katilin Custker, Chelsie Pattison, Jessica Hall, Jessie Jimison and Lacey Garten.

Good food and a beautiful blue Montana sky set the stage for the 30th anniversary celebration of Summer Theatre at Fort Peck. The Fort Peck Fine Arts Council, Inc. hosted the celebration on June 26 at Kiwanis Park to show appreciation for work and support over the years. Greeting friends throughout the crowd were former members of the professional company, volunteers and financial supporters.

In recognition of his work as chairman of the Summer Theatre Board, members of the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council presented a gift to Jim Smrcka, of Glasgow. In thanking him, Pat Etchart spoke of Smrcka's thoughtful, positive spirit and the way he brings excitement to the work of the Theatre. Smrcka in turn, thanked the community for its faith and support of the Theatre over the years.

There was an art show in town last Friday. "Welcome To The Art Show" was written in brightly colored chalk on the apron leading to a large garage. Other chalk decorations were drawn on the cement lending a festival air to the show. Area youth, ages six to 12, got the chance to not only learn about art but also to produce it. Jill Hamilton conducted a one-week art camps this summer. Emilee Morehouse and Jordan Hamilton made "People" during the last art camp.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, July 11, 1974

Hull Technician First Class Arat (Eric) Krikorian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Krikorian, of Glasgow, designed modular wooden bunks approved for installation in all coastal minesweepers, according to a citation which accompanied the Navy Achievement Medal presented to Kirkorian recently. His design and construction of the bunks in the USS Warbler resulted in a net savings of $12,000 over similar fiberglass bunks and created habitability for the crew. In addition, Petty Officer Krikorian was commended for professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties as hull maintenance technician and 3-M coordinator in the Warbler from Feb. 19, 1971, to March 25, 1974.

Members of the audience took leading roles in the final production of "Guys and Dolls" when the Fort Peck Theatre blacked out during a downpour accompanied by high winds Sunday. In keeping with the age-old tradition, "the show must go on," Ricardo Reyes, of Glasgow, took up the cue and maneuvered his panel truck carrying a portable power unit into a cliff hanging position in the mud near the building. An unidentified young lady kept her pickup running to carry the power to a single high-powered bulb which was held by a Mr. Shea, from McCone County, to spotlight the performance throughout the remainder of the show. During the 45-minute intermission while the emergency set up was arranged, the audience joined in a sing-along, members of the cast entertained and lemonade was served.

Joe Cromwell, of Scobey, and Harry Komrosky, of Glasgow, shared top honors at Sunday's holiday stock car race card at the Duck Creek Sports Club. Other winners included Vern Hanson, of Glasgow, in the trophy dash. Gary Tweten, of Glasgow, was runner-up to Cromwell in the A-Main. Don Hammer, of Scobey, in the Pitman Race. Peggy Lapher, of Glasgow Air Force Base and Dianne Welzenback, of Glasgow, finished 1-2 in the Powder Puff Event for Women.

Cal's Eastside 66 is more than a place with a pump out front. For Glasgow and Valley County residents – as well as hundreds of vacationing motorists – it has become a haven of hospitality when something goes wrong with your car or pickup truck. Last year was a major milestone for Cal and his crew. Ten years ago, on March 15, 1963, Cal Bunk first opened the big 66 station that stands at Glasgow's east gate to Highway 2. Bunk, his wife, Olive, and their five children, have lived in Glasgow since 1934.

Douglas Adolphson, Glasgow, assisted Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Seattle, with the construction of a submarine while on a two-week active duty as a Navy reservist with Reserve Mobile Construction Battalion 18, Seattle, recently. The submarine, the USS Udder Trident, isn't really a submarine because it does not submerge but cruises on the surface.

Attending the NCA Cheerleading Camp at Dickinson, N.D., June 16-21, are Nashua A squad cheerleaders, Vicki Nystrom, Maridene Tippets, Gayna Reimche, Lori Grimsrud and Susan Ihmat. The young women brought home four excellent ribbons.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, July 14, 1949

The Roxy theater reopened Saturday night after extensive remodeling and other work. Owner John Survant and Manager Ed Davison have almost a "new house" in the scope of work done. The reopening marked extensive improvement and rearrangement of the lobby, foyer and theater auditorium. Considerable work is still to be done before everything is completed.

Four girl cadets from the Fort Peck squadron of the civil air patrol who attended the summer encampment at the Hill Air Fore Base, Orden, Utah, from June 19 to July 2, described the highlights of the program to CAP members and friends at the administration building assembly room Monday evening. The girls, Janet Fjerstad, Leuilla Larson, Irene Wrickson, and Mildred Foster, all of Fort Peck, together with Lyla Werner, of Cut Bank, represented Montana at this year's CAP encampment. The five Montana girls and three from Portland, received the only superior ratings awarded at the encampment.

The Saveway store will move to a new location just east of the underpass on Highway 2 on July 25, it was announced by Elmer Hauger, owner. Mr. Hauger has purchased the Avondale school building known as the largest rural school structure in the county and it is being moved to the site for remodeling. One of the features of the remodeling will be the installation of a full "open" front.

Monday night's softball action on the high school field saw Jim's Mobile taste defeat at the hands of Wonder Krust, 9-6. Dick Martin pitched a four-hitter and got two for three at bat to lead his time to victory. Joe Chouinard's homer was the longest hit of the season.

Construction of the diversion dam south of Nashua and near Fort Peck, which is the headworks for the huge Missouri Souris irrigation project, is another step closer with approval of funds and contract authorization by the senate appropriations committee Tuesday. News of the approval was received by Otto M. Christinson, vice president of the Missouri-Souris Projects association.

Davd Schoonen, of Hinsdale, navy yeoman third class was top honor man of his class in a San Diego, Calif., navy school, according to his shipmate, Albert Seely. David has returned to their ship, the USS Neches, a navy tanker, after graduating at the navy school. David's grade average was 97.57, highest of the class.


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