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August Obituaries


Daniels County commissioner dies (Posted Friday , 8-30-02)

Fort Peck Interpretive Center & Museum Construction Progressing (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

Montana’s 2002 Junior Miss chosen At State Competition (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

Groundbreaking Held For Home Run Pond (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

Glasgow School Board Approves Budget (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

West Nile Virus Found In 5 Montana Counties (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

Citations And Warnings Given During Highway Patrol Spot Check (Posted Wed, 8-28-02)

Commissioners Vote To Continue Insurance Tax Levy (Posted Tue, 8-27-02)

Police Respond To Bar Fight (Posted Tue, 8-27-02)

North Dakota Four-lane Plans Continue (Posted Tue, 8-27-02)

Plentywood Rural Fire Department Receives Grant (Posted Mon, 8-26-02)

Hilmer Bert Lund Added To Pioneer Museum Heritage Wall (Posted Sun, 8-25-02)

Dinosaur Specimens Airlifted From Hell Creek (Posted Sun, 8-25-02)

Commissioners Completing Budgets (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)

Valley County Signs Lease Agreement With Great Northern Gas Co. (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)

Scientists uncover two T. rex specimens and a Triceratops in Montana (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)

Long Run RespondsTo Early Morning Fire (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)

Corps releasing more water from Missouri River dams (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)

Glasgow Fire Department Called To Stockman (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)

Former North Dakota man named acting BIA superintendent at Poplar (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)

Bid opening coming up for new hospital in Malta (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)

CRP Haying and Grazing Extended (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)

Whitewater Infant Killed By Pickup (Posted Sun, 8-18-02)

Ellefson & Davis Win Tourney (Posted Sun, 8-18-02)

Declining Enrollment Continues (Posted Sun, 8-18-02)

Rare find on federal land in Montana: baby ferrets (Posted Fri, 8-16-02)

Tribal police get federal grants (Posted 8-16-02)

Sullivan Park Youth Fishing Pond Groundbreaking Set (Posted Fri, 8-16-02)

Secret Sound Is Solved (Posted Wed, 8-14-02)

School District Budget Takes Another Hit (Posted Tue, 8-13-02)

Candidate Finance Information Released (Posted Tue, 8-13-02)

Miles City Man Drowns On Fort Peck Reservoir (Posted Mon, 8-12-02)

Baucus To Hold Free Party For Valley County Residents August 15th (Posted Mon, 8-12-02)

Kitzenberg Disheartened At Special Session (Posted Mon, 8-12-02)

Former Glasgow Man Charged With Running Bookie Operation (Posted Sun, 8-11-02)

Women's Walleye Tournament Set For August 17 (Posted Sun, 8-11-02)

City Council Approves Budget (Posted Fri, 8-9-02)

Commissioners Work On Budget (Posted Thr, 8-8-02)

Northeast Montana Relay For Life Schedule Released (Posted Thr, 8-8-02)

Havre teen fails to show for wedding (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)

Arsenic & Old Lace Premiers Friday At Fort Peck Theatre (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)

Two Glasgow Residents Make First Court Appearance On Drug Charges (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002

North Dakota Man Enters Plea From Fatal Accident (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)

Alaska firm proposes to design and build pipeline for Fort Peck tribes (Posted Mon, Aug 5, 2002)

Two Valley County Residents Face Felony Drug Charges (Posted Sun, Aug 4, 2002)

Valley County man Charged With Assault (Posted, Sun, Aug 4, 2002)

Three men sentenced in deer-for-fish scheme (Posted Sat, Aug 3, 2002)

Daniels County commissioner dies (Posted Friday , 8-30-02)

(Scobey-AP) -- Daniels County Commissioner Dallas (Pete) Hagfeldt of Scobey is dead of heart problems at the age of 67. He died Tuesday at a Billings hospital.

A funeral is scheduled Saturday afternoon at Scobey Lutheran Church, with burial in Scobey Cemetery.     

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hagfeldt of Scobey; a daughter, Christy Whitlow of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sons Dallas Hagfeldt Junior of Laurel, Jay Hagfeldt of Las Vegas, Rick Hagfeldt of Phoenix, and Mike Hagfeldt of Glasgow.             (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Fort Peck Interpretive Center & Museum Construction Progressing (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

Construction is going well on the Fort Peck Interpretive Center & Museum. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ranger Vicki Silcox sent us these photos of the Center on Thursday. Look for an update coming up next week. Please click the small images below for a larger view.


Montana’s 2002 Junior Miss chosen At State Competition (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

Eight teenage girls from across Montana competed for a share of $3,100 in college scholarships Thursday evening at the Missoula Children’s Theater. Chelsea Watts, Phillips County’s Junior Miss, walked away with the title of Montana’s Junior Miss 2003 and a $1,800 in cash scholarships.

In addition to winning the title, Watts won preliminary awards in the areas of interview, talent, and poise. She will go on to compete in the America’s Junior Miss National Finals in Mobile, Alabama, in June, where she will have the opportunity to win a share of more than $200,000 in cash scholarships.

The first runner-up, Elizabeth Webb, Cut Bank’s Junior Miss, received a $500 cash scholarship. Brittany Murphy, Columbia Fall’s Junior Miss, was the overall scholastics winner, receiving a $400 cash scholarship. The overall fitness winner was Alison Fullerton, Kalispell’s Junior Miss. She was awarded a $200 scholarship.

A special recognition “Be Your Best Self” award for the program was presented to Elizabeth Webb, Cut Bank’s Junior Miss. She was awarded a $200 scholarship for volunteering the most hours of community service in her community. “Be Your Best Self” is the official platform of Junior Miss. This program encourages young people to live by moral principles, get an education, stay fit, eat properly, serve their community, set goals, and strive to reach their goals.

The national presenting sponsor of America’s Junior Miss is HealthSouth. Other national sponsors include Bally Total Fitness, Coca-Cola, uppseedaisees loungewear, ThermaSilk, and Tyson Foods. National category sponsors include The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Terminix, Mobile Gas, and UBS|PaineWebber. Governmental support is furnished by the City of Mobile, Mobile County, and the State of Alabama.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the Montana’s Junior Moss program should submit his or her name, address, phone number, email address and area of interest to Colleen Rudio, P.O. Box 8929, Missoula, MT 59807.
For more information about America’s Junior Miss, please contact Leslie Powell, Assistant Marketing and Public Relations Director at (251) 438-3621,
(800) 256-5435, leslie@ajm.org, or visit us on the Web at www.ajm.org.

Groundbreaking Held For Home Run Pond (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

The Kid's Fishing Pond at Sullivan Park is now named Home Run Pond.

At a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday the new name for the pond was announced by the committee spearheading the fishing pond. Glasgow  6th-grader Brittney Wersal came up with the winning name for the pond.

Home Run Pond is a effort by several Glasgow organizations including the Glasgow Chamber, Two Rivers Growth, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Valley County, City of Glasgow, Walleye's Unlimited and the CTAP group.

The pond will be stocked with perch, crappie, bluegill and sunfish by Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Construction on the project is expected to get underway next week with crews from the City of Glasgow and Valley County doing a majority of the dirtwork and preparation.

Glasgow School Board Approves Budget (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

The Glasgow School Board has approved a budget for fiscal year 2002-2003 which totals $4,137,667.85. This total is down $165,891.15 from last years budget.

Glasgow school superintendent Glenn Monson told Kltz/Klan that declining enrollment has affected the school district because with fewer students it means less funding from the state of Montana.

Enrollment for this school year is down 20 students with 17 fewer students in the high school and 3 fewer students in the Irle School. The Middle School enrollment has remained steady.

Monson also said the Montana Legislature transferred $121,550 from the state base fund for education and moved it to the local taxbase. This means that your tax bill will be a little more this year to help fund the Glasgow school district.

Monson said this comes to an increase of 9.44 mills on your tax bill. He stated that the legislature didn't raise taxes to eliminate a state deficit but moved the tax increase to the local school district taxpayer.

West Nile Virus Found In 5 Montana Counties (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)

Three Montana horses have died of West Nile Virus encephalitis, and four others have been diagnosed with the disease as of Wednesday afternoon, according to Dr. Tom Linfield, Assistant State Veterinarian.

The disease has been found in five Montana counties so far, including Yellowstone, Dawson, Rosebud, Powder River and Richland. The horses that died were in Dawson, Rosebud and Richland counties. Dawson and Rosebud are the only counties that have reported more than one horse affected with WNV. The two horses in those counties were at different locations within the counties.
The first case of WNV in Montana was confirmed through initial tests in a horse in Yellowstone County on Aug. 22. That horse is still alive.

"To confirm the index case in each state, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, required positive test results utilizing two different tests, an ELISA test, and a virus neutralization test," Dr. Linfield said. "In subsequent cases, confirmation will be based on positive ELISA test results."

The viral neutralization positive test result on the initial case was received by the Montana Department of Livestock on Wednesday The disease is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on infected birds. The virus is not spread from horse to horse, from horse to person, or from person to person.

Clinical signs of encephalitis in horses include loss of appetite and depression in addition to any combination of weakness or paralysis of hind limbs, muzzle twitching, impaired vision, incoordination, head pressing, aimless wandering, convulsions, inability to swallow, circling, hyperexcitability, or coma.

State agencies, including the Departments of Livestock, Public Health and Human Services, and Fish, Wildlife and Parks, are working together to notify Montana residents of the disease presence. A new link will be added to the official state information website on WNV at www.discoveringmontana.com under the features section. The new link will provide a map of Montana counties that have had WNV cases confirmed. The link will be added this week and updated as necessary.

There is a conditional vaccination available to prevent WNV infection in horses.

"Although we are nearing the end of mosquito season in Montana, we continue to encourage horse owners to consult with their veterinarians regarding vaccinating their horses for WNV," Dr. Linfield said. The vaccine manufacturer recommends two doses initially, given three- to -six weeks apart, followed by an annual booster.

Citations And Warnings Given During Highway Patrol Spot Check (Posted Wed, 8-28-02)

On August 24th between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. the Montana Highway Patrol held a safety spot check 10 miles west of Glasgow on Highway 2. During the spot check, officers contacted the drivers of eastbound vehicles and requested they display drivers license, registration and proof of insurance. Drivers were then directed out of the spot check to continue their travel eastbound. The average time taken was around 2 minutes.

One hundred vehicles were contacted, 68 with Montana registration. One citation was issued for driving while under the influence of alcohol. The driver’s blood-alcohol level was over two times the legal limit.

One citation was issued for a drivers license violation, one citation issued for a registration violation and 2 citations given for failure to have liability insurance.

Eighteen warnings were issued for failure to exhibit current liability insurance, 7 warnings were issued for drivers license violations, 6 warnings issued for registration violations and 9 warnings given for seat belt violations.

Commissioners Vote To Continue Insurance Tax Levy (Posted Tue, 8-27-02)

The Valley County Commissioners voted on Monday to continue a tax levy on county taxpayers to help pay for employee health insurance premiums.
In August of 2001 the commissioners voted to implement a levy increase of $136,692. This money was used to pay for a substantial increase in health insurance premiums for county employees.

The commissioners had meant for that levy increase to be permanent but the wording in the resolution only made it good for one year.

They voted on Monday to make it permanent but froze the amount of money it taxed at $136,692. If the commissioners wanted to increase that amount they would be forced to hold another public hearing and vote once again on the matter.

Until this year the county had been paying 100% of the premiums but froze that amount at $335.20. Health insurance for county employees increased 15% this year and the employees will have to pay for that increase out of their own pocket.

In other county news the commissioners voted to add a position in the county attorney's office. Their has been a huge increase in the amount of criminal cases in district court this year and Valley County Attorney Ken Oster had requested some help. The deputy will earn a salary of $25,500 and with benefits the cost will be $33,500 per year.

Police Respond To Bar Fight (Posted Tue, 8-27-02)

The Glasgow Police Department was called to a disturbance at a front street bar on August 18th. The disturbance involved a bar-fight with several women out of control.

According to the department, three Glasgow females were arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Those charged include, Stacey Britzman, Christine Saiz and Robyn Geiser. All three were cited and released.

The police department stated that more charges could be forthcoming.

North Dakota Four-lane Plans Continue (Posted Tue, 8-27-02)

(Williston-AP) -- Plans for a four-lane U-S Two between Minot and Williston have taken another step forward.

A state Transportation Department official says a draft environmental study was signed by state and federal officials earlier this month. Francis Ziegler says the next step is a comment period and a public hearing. He hopes work can start next year on the first ten miles of the project, between Ray and Tioga. A four-lane road for the entire 100 miles is expected to take ten years.

Supporters say that once construction starts, more money will be allocated. U-S Two is a four-lane highway from Grand Forks to near Berthold, west of Minot. There it becomes two lanes. Supporters hope to get four lanes through Montana as well. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Plentywood Rural Fire Department Receives Grant (Posted Mon, 8-26-02)

Helena - Governor Judy Martz today announced that five Montana fire
departments will receive grants under the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) Assistance to
Firefighters Grant Program. The five departments are North Toole County,
Lewistown Rural, Denton Rural, Plentywood Rural and the Town of Grass Range
Volunteer Fire Department.

"I am so pleased to congratulate the five Montana fire departments that
received FEMA grants in this round of awards," said Governor Martz. "Grants
for fire operations and firefighter safety programs help to ensure that our
fire fighters are properly trained and prepared, as well as provide the
equipment they need to do their jobs safely. Fire fighters are on the front
lines of public safety every day and grants for programs such as these are
vitally important to our local communities."

The departments, type of grant, and grant amounts are:

North Toole County Fire Dept.
Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety

Lewistown Rural Fire Dept.
Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety

Denton Rural Fire District
Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety

Plentywood Rural Fire District
Plentywood Mt
Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety

Town of Grass Range Vol. Fire Dept.
Grass Range Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety

A total of 354 fire departments nationwide will receive grants totaling
approximately $23 million awards under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Program. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is administered by
the U.S. Fire Administration, a part of FEMA. A list of all current award
recipients announced to date is posted on the USFA web site at
www.usfa.fema.gov/grants. Future grant recipients will be listed as awards
are made.

Hilmer Bert Lund Added To Pioneer Museum Heritage Wall (Posted Sun, 8-25-02)

Hilmer Bert Lund, born to Holiver Obert Halverson and Susie Lund, was the first white child bom in Hinsdale, Mont. He and his sisters and brothers, Cora, Ella Selma, Hilda, (Helene), Sherman, Margaret, Burdick, Sylvia and Gertrude, attended the old log school house known as the Happy Flat School. Sylvia and Gertrude died as small children and Margaret, a beautiful woman, died of diabetes at the age of 21.
Hilmer Lund married Anna Croxton on Dec. 25, 1917, and they lived on the Hubert Lewis place for a couple of years. Then they, with baby daughter Junne, moved to Casper, Wyo,, where Hilmer worked in an oil refinery. From there it was back to the homestead near Henry Luraas and the Barr Post Office.
Much later, the Lunds rented the Ellinghouse place and were there when the dirty "30s" blew in. The dirt completely covered the fences. One time on the Ellinghouse place, the dust was so bad, Mom put us all in the closet with damp cloths over our faces.
We then moved to the Thiennes place in 1932. Hilmer was ecstatic, he finally had a huge, elegantly painted barn and house and other buildings. He'd finally made it! He had had two other barns burn with his favorite saddle horses lost and in the end that pride and joy, the Thiennes barn also burned when lightning struck it.

Hilmer worked desperately hard trying to eke out a living, he played hard, had a host of friends and he and Mom used to win all the prize waltzes at the dances. He had been a top notch cowboy, riding in rodeos from Canada to Wyoming. It, too, was a tough life, he'd throw his "shamastack" across the hood of our new Buick and we were off to some rodeo. Hilmer and Anna raised a houseful of children; Junne, Leora, Tom, Viola, Jim and Bill. The oldest son choked on a grain of field corn when he was only two.

The Lunds, as with so many other ranch tamilies, were faced with the problem of how to get the children educated. They solved the problem for a while by having school upstairs in the house or in a small building in the yard. It was difficult for the children to concentrate on school with the fascinating world of blue skies and birds and horses so near.

Later they solved the education problem by moving to town, where they bought the Harry Ratchford house and put the children in high school. They kept this home until Hilmer died of cancer in 1947 at the age of 53. Then Anna sold the house to Roy Hillman and she moved back to the ranch with the two young boys, Jim and Bill, who were only 12 and 14 at the time of their father's death,
Mrs. Lund and the boys kept the ranch, farming and running cattle for 10 years until Anna sold it in 1956 and moved to the Coast. She lived near her youngest daughter, Mrs. Joe Smith for 17 years. She moved back to Hinsdale in 1974, and died in 1977, at the age of 79.

Tom retired from the Corps of Engineers after 30 years. Both Bill and Jim Lund have worked heavy equipment jobs in Montana and Wyoming. Jim owns and operates his own welding business.

Leora Lund married Harvey Jones, who with his father, was one of the largest cattlemen in Eastern Montana, Viola Lund married a commercial fisherman and now resides in Bremerton, Wash. Junne became a businesswoman in Fort Benton, where she and her husband, Lyle Johnsrud and sons, Carter and Mark, own several businesses and real estate, Junne became President of the Montana Federation of Garden Clubs, then to Director of eight states of the Rocky Mountain Region and was elected to be National President of the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., which represents all 51 state Federations and 40 foreign countries.

Dinosaur Specimens Airlifted From Hell Creek (Posted Sun, 8-25-02)

(Jordan-AP) -- A helicopter successfully airlifted new dinosaur specimens from dig sites in the Hell Creek region north of Jordan. The operation yesterday was conducted jointly by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and a team of dinosaur experts from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

Two Tyrannosaurus rex specimens and a Triceratops specimen were among the discoveries at a dozen excavation sites in the Hell Creek area, about 25 miles north of Jordan. The specimens were airlifted from the remote sites to the team's base camp to prepare for shipment.

A partial T.rex excavated by the Smithsonian team is being donated to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.. A more complete T.rex found in the same area will go to M-S-U's on-campus museum. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Commissioners Completing Budgets (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)

The Valley County Commissioners are in the process of completing the budgets for fiscal year 2002-2003.

Commission Chairman Marlene Erickson told Kltz/Klan that the budget picture looks good and they are expected to have the budget ready by Monday, August 26th.

Erickson stated that the county is replenishing it's reserve accounts for each department. It had been standard procedure for each department to keep a 30% reserve but in the past few years some departments have seen their reserve accounts drop to 6%.

The commissioners haven't made a decision yet on whether to add another attorney in the Valley County Attorney's office.

Last year the commissioners eliminated the position of deputy County Attorney for a savings of nearly $40,000.

County Attorney Ken Oster has requested a deputy due to the fact that felony criminal cases in Valley County have risen dramatically in the past year.

Valley County Signs Lease Agreement With Great Northern Gas Co. (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)

The Valley County Commissioners have entered into a lease agreement with the Great Northern Gas Company of Denver, Colorado. Great Northern has leased 5,473 acres of county owned land and will explore for natural gas.

They will pay the county $2 an acre for the first year of the five-year contract and then $1 an acre in the remaining years of the agreement.

If natural gas is found, Great Northern will then pay Valley County 1/8th of the royalties from the natural gas.

For the past two years Valley County has been in the process of selling all county owned land but they have retained all mineral rights on that land.

The Great Northern Gas Company paid Valley County $10,947.54 for the first year of the exploration contract.

Scientists uncover two T. rex specimens and a Triceratops in Montana (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)

(Washington-AP) -- The Smithsonian Institution says two Tyrannosaurus rex fossils, and a Triceratops (try-SAIR'-uh-tops), are about to be recovered from their sites in Montana.

The fossils were found at excavation sites in the Hell Creek rock formation near Miles City. They'll be airlifted out on Saturday.

One T-rex will go to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The other will go to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

The expedition that found the fossils was led by Jack Horner, curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, and a senior scholar at the Smithsonian. The partial T-rex being donated to the Smithsonian was found on U-S Fish and Wildlife Service land by former Microsoft executive Nathan Myrvoldd. The second, more nearly complete T-rex will go to the Museum of the Rockies. The Triceratops was found by in the same area by a separate research team. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Long Run RespondsTo Early Morning Fire (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)

The Long Run Fire Department responded to a haystack fire at 4:04 a.m. Wednesday. A lightning strike started the blaze on the Lee Dix ranch, about 9 miles southwest of Glasgow. The fire burned down a pumphouse and damaged a corral. The Dix family did respond with a four wheel drive tractor and removed some haybales. Long Run responded with 2 trucks and 3 firemen, but had to battle muddy conditions due to the heavy thunderstorms that moved through the area. No injuries were reported and trucks were back in the barn by 6 a.m.

The call was Long Run's 57th of the year; on July 28th the department broke last year's number of responses with 51. (Tip from Mike Boyer)

Corps releasing more water from Missouri River dams (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota-AP) -- Now that endangered species of birds have left their nests along the Missouri River, the Corps of Engineers has raised the water level to help downstream barge traffic. The increase should bring the river closer to normal. Marina managers say the action won't have much effect on water recreation.

The Missouri is low again this year because of drought and little mountain snowmelt. Total runoff into the river could end up at 70 percent of normal this year.

The corps had to keep the river low in a 100-mile stretch just upstream from Sioux City, Iowa, to protect two endangered birds. In dry years, they make their nests on low-lying areas near the water. The corps had to wait to raise the water until the birds left this month. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Glasgow Fire Department Called To Stockman (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)

The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a fire at the Stockman Bar Saturday evening.

According to Fire Chief Ed Stein, the department was called out at 10:45pm. Stein told Kltz/Klan that the motor on a cooler in the bar started smoking and sparking.

The bar was cleared out and the fire department turned a breaker off and extinguished the fire.
No injuries were reported.

Former North Dakota man named acting BIA superintendent at Poplar (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)
(Poplar-AP) -- A former chairman of North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes is serving as acting superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Poplar, Montana.

Ed Lone Fight has replaced Dennis Whiteman, who retired from the Fort Peck B-I-A agency. A new superintendent is expected to be named by the beginning of the new year.

Lone Fight is also a former superintendent of Mandaree School in North Dakota. Lone Fight worked with the B-I-A in Washington for about 20 years. This past year, he was tribal operations specialist with the B-I-A in Billings. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Bid opening coming up for new hospital in Malta (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)

(Malta-AP) -- Early next month, the Phillips County Hospital Board will open bids to build a new hospital in Malta. The four (m) million dollar project will connect with the community's clinic and nursing home, creating a one-stop medical center for people in Phillips County.

The existing hospital is more than three blocks away from the town's nursing home and clinic. The clinic and nursing home are separated by a parking lot. The new hospital will be built on the parking lot site, joining all three facilities under one roof.

Three years ago, the federal government gave the present hospital until September 1st of this year to upgrade its aging building, or lose its Medicare funding. The current Malta hospital was built in the 1950s. Hospital Administrator Larry Putnam says it's in violation of federal life safety codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

CRP Haying and Grazing Extended (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)

The Secretary of Agriculture has authorized an extension of emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres in affected regions across the country until November 30, 2002. Local FSA County Committee’s must review conditions monthly and discontinue the authorization when conditions no longer warrant emergency haying or grazing of CRP acreage. At this time the FSA Committee has determined to extend the authority for an additional 30 days. Haying of CRP acres may continue until September 30, 2002 and grazing may continue if there are animal units available for grazing. Please check with the local FSA office if you have any questions.

Whitewater Infant Killed By Pickup (Posted Sun, 8-18-02)

A 14-month-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck outside a restaurant Thursday in Whitewater.

Terryn Allie Moore was playing among rocks and grass behind the cafe before the 6:55pm accident.

According to law enforcement authorities, it appears the infant stepped in front of a pickup that was coming down an allie behind the cafe.

The infant was killed instantly. The driver of the vehicle, Zane Geer, was not cited in the accident and no criminal charges are being considered at this time.

Ellefson & Davis Win Tourney (Posted Sun, 8-18-02)

Darci Ellefson and Jeanie Davis of Glasgow were the big winners at the 2nd Annual Women's Walleye Tournament on Fort Peck Lake.

Ellefson and Davis won $1000 after catching just one walleye. The fish was 4.88 pounds which was big enough to win the tournament. The duo also won the cash prize for the biggest walleye caught in the tournament.

2nd place honors went to Marge Jacobson and Paula Hicks of Glasgow with 4.1 pounds. They won $500.

The tournament which is sponsored by the Glasgow Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited featured 32 teams competing for cash and prizes.

A cash prize was also awarded for the biggest Northern caught, and that went to Carrie Mindt of Lambert and Beth Mindt of Sidney. Their monster Northern Pike weighed in at 21.75 pounds.

Declining Enrollment Continues (Posted Sun, 8-18-02)

As the new school year rapidly approaches the concern continues to be declining enrollments in public schools throughout Montana.

Local schools have been hit particulary hard because less students means less educational funding from the State of Montana.

The Glasgow school system enrollment is expected to be down over 40 students for this school year. In October of 2001 Glasgow's High School enrollment was 269 students. The elementary K-6 enrollment was 422 with the 7-8 enrollment at 107 students.

Comparing those numbers to the enrollment in October of 2000. The high school enrollment was 286 students. The K-6 enrollment was 438 and the 7-8 enrollment was 127 students.

Other schools in Valley County are also suffering drops in enrollment.

High School enrollment

2000 2001

Frazer 33 39
Hinsdale 33 37
Opheim 32 31
Nashua 64 46

Elementary Enrollment

2000 2001

Frazer 82 82
Hinsdale 55 53
Opheim 33 35
Nashua 63 62
Lustre 38 27

Here is a list of other high school enrollments from October of 2001.

Malta 190
Wolf Point 329
Poplar 227
Plentywood 163
Chinook 165
Harlem 164
Saco 27
Whitewater 38
Fort Benton 146
Glendive 462
Cut Bank 307
Havre 689
Sidney 487
Fairfield 157
Shelby 210
Scobey 117
Peerless 11
Flaxville 11

Rare find on federal land in Montana: baby ferrets (Posted Fri, 8-16-02)

(Billings-AP) -- Federal biologists have made a rare find in northern Montana: a wild-born litter of black-footed ferrets. The two kits are the first known to have been born in the wild on lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management in Montana. They were found last week with a female ferret in southern Phillips County.

B-L-M spokesman Marc Whistler notes that the black-footed ferret is probably the rarest mammal in North America. Captive-bred specimens have been released in Montana and other states for several years, with little success. The B-L-M released 20 on prairie dog towns in Phillips County last fall and plans to release 24 in the same area this fall. Other releases have been made on the National Wildlife Refuge and at the Fort Belknap reservation. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Tribal police get federal grants (Posted 8-16-02)
(Helena-AP) -- The U-S Justice Department has awarded three-point-two million dollars to the police departments on four Montana Indian reservations. The money is to help hire, train and equip tribal police officers and game wardens.

The grants, totaling almost 35 million dollars nation-wide, are going to 150 tribes in 28 states.

More than one-point-one million dollars goes to the Fort Belknap Reservation, with 702-thousand dollars of that earmarked for fish and wildlife purposes.

Fort Peck will receive just over one million dollars, all for equipment and training.

The Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department will receive 705-thousand dollars.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai (SAY'-lish and KOOT'-nee) Tribes will receive 294-thousand dollars. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Sullivan Park Youth Fishing Pond Groundbreaking Set (Posted Fri, 8-16-02)

Groundbreaking for the Sullivan Park Youth Fishing Pond is set for August 27th.

The fishing pond is a join project between the City of Glasgow, Valley County, Glasgow Chamber, Two Rivers Growth, Walleye's Unlimited and CTAP.

The pond will be located at Sullivan Park which is located just east of Glasgow.

A contest will be held to name the pond. Glasgow's 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders will compete to name the fishing pond.

The winner will be announced August 27th at the groundbreaking.

Secret Sound Is Solved (Posted Wed, 8-14-02)


Congratulations to Deb Waarvik, who solved the Secret Sound on Tuesday morning. Deb won $500 in Chamber Big Bucks. Consolation prize goes to Richard Fewer, who solved the tough words on Monday!




School District Budget Takes Another Hit (Posted Tue, 8-13-02)

The Glasgow school system will take another budget hit because of the actions of the recently completed Montana Legislature.

School Superintendent Glenn Monson told Kltz/Klan that the legislature reduced the amount of money available in the K-12 flex-fund which will amount to a cut of $6000 for the Glasgow school district.

The district had been slated to receive $32,000 in flex-fund monies but that has been reduced to $26,000. Monson said that doesn't appear to be much money but on top of the $150,000 that was cut out of last years budget it affects the district quite a bit.

Monson said the legislature also reduced direct state aid to schools but did not have the figures on how that would affect the Glasgow district.

In other school news, Monson said the asbestos project at the Glasgow High School is nearly complete. The roof project was completed Tuesday morning and the ceiling tile project is expected to be done by August 21st.

School is slated to begin on August 21st and Monson said all the workers should be out of the building by that date.

The asbestos project was primarily funded by a federal grant. The project also included a new roof for the school building and new ceiling tiles throughout the facility.

Candidate Finance Information Released (Posted Tue, 8-13-02)

(Ed. note - corrects earlier story)

With the General Election just a few months away, Kltz/Klan radio obtained campaign finance information from the candidates who will be on the ballot in November.

The information was obtained from the Valley County Clerk and Recorders Office.

State Representative Jeff Pattison who is seeking a second term in the Montana House of Representatives in House District #95 is behind in the fundraising race with his opponent Burt Johnston. The campaign finance report which included activity from May 19th to June 19th showed Johnston with $2704.32 in the bank. Johnston raised $2195 during the period and spent just $492. Pattison raised just $500 during the same period and spent just $69.20. He has $830.42 in the bank as of June 19th. Neither Pattison or Johnston had any competition in the June primary election.

In the 2000 election Pattison spent $5,976 in his successful bid for the Montana House. Karl Waitchies who was a successful candidate in House District #96 spent $6055 in 2000. Waitchies hadn't filed a campaign report for 2002 with the Valley County Clerk and Recorder; his place of residence is in Daniels County and KLTZ news had not contacted them as of this story.

Both of those candidates paled in the fundraising department compared to State Senator Sam Kitzenberg who spent $19,835 in his successful bid for the state senate in 2000. Kitzenberg ran unopposed in that election while still spending over $19,000.

The candidates for county offices all had little cash in the bank after the June primary election.

Democratic Sheriff candidate Dave Watson had just $5.21 in the bank as of June 20th. His opponent, Republican Glen Meier had just $46.90. Both had opponents in the primary election.

In the race for Valley County Commissioner, Republican Ron Reddig had $409.64 in the bank compared to the Democratic candidate, Dave Pippin who had $85.21 in the bank.

These reports were all filed almost immediately after the June primary election so these figures have undoubtedly changed since that time. But new reports have not been required since that time.

Miles City Man Drowns On Fort Peck Reservoir (Posted Mon, 8-12-02)

(Miles City-AP) -- Police say Miles City man drowned while boating in the
McGuire Creek area of Fort Peck Reservoir this weekend.

Searchers recovered the body of Vincent Hafla, 67, about 10:30 a-m
yesterday. McCone County Sheriff Paula Dunham says Hafla was boating with
his wife, Sylvia, when he disappeared. results of an autopsy haven't been

The Sheriff's office, Valley County Search and Rescue, Fish and Game
Department, Fort Peck Dive and Rescue and the Rock Creek Marina all
contributed to the search. (Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Baucus To Hold Free Party For Valley County Residents August 15th (Posted Mon, 8-12-02)

Montana's Senator Max Baucus is bringing his message of doing what's right for Montana to Glasgow on Thursday, August 15, when he holds a free "Baucus Burger Bonanza" in Hoyt Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Baucus, Montana's senior elected official, is holding the free party as part of his reelection bid to the U.S. Senate. Baucus said he hopes Montanans will attend the free barbeque to discuss how "folks can work together to move the Hi-Line forward.”

"We're holding this free party in Glasgow because I want to talk to folks in Valley County about what we’ve been able to do to move our state forward,” Baucus said.

"Glasgow is a town on the rise. Between the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery and Interpretive Center, working to expand Highway 2, and fighting for disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers, we're working hard to bring more good-paying jobs and boost the quality of life in the Glasgow area. I hope folks bring the kids, grab a burger, and talk with me about the issues most important to them.”

Bonanza organizers said the public is invited to the free barbeque, which will include burgers and hot dogs off the grill, entertainment for the kids, and music provided by Dave Pippin. Members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3107 will kick off the party by presenting colors and leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

"It's going to be an old-fashioned, Montana-style party,” Baucus said.

Valley County Commissioner Marlene Erickson will introduce Baucus at the event, and says Montanans can‚t afford to lose Baucus‚ effective voice in the U.S. Senate.

"Folks in Glasgow and Valley County owe Max a huge debt of gratitude,” Erickson said.

"Time and time again, Max has delivered for our area. Just look at what he's been able to do for us recently: Max secured funds for the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery, he got funds to help expand Highway 2, he helped us get federal dollars for the Dry Prairie and Assiniboine-Sioux Rural Water Project, and he fights every day to boost agriculture and jobs here.

"It's clear Montana needs Max's seniority and leadership in Washington, Erickson concluded.

"We're going to give him a big, Glasgow welcome when he comes here on Thursday.”
The Baucus Burger Bonanza is free and open to the public, but folks are asked to RSVP by calling (406)365-7901, or sending an e-mail to knapp@maxbaucus2002.com.

Kitzenberg Disheartened At Special Session (Posted Mon, 8-12-02)

Republican State Senator Sam Kitzenberg of Glasgow told Kltz/Klan radio that he is disheartened by the recent special session of the Montana Legislature but is not yet to the point where he will be leaving the Republican Party.

Kitzenberg said there was too much politics, game playing and too many budget cuts in the special session which wrapped up Sunday morning. He said he understands the decision by State Representative Butch Waddill who recently became an Independent. But Kitzenberg said he is not to the point of leaving the party but was disappointed by some of the actions of the Republican leadership.

In the special session Kitzenberg frequently voted with the Democrats against Republican sponsored budget cuts.

Kitzenberg was first elected to the Montana House of Representatives in 1994 and was elected to the Montana Senate in 2000. His term ends in 2004.

Former Glasgow Man Charged With Running Bookie Operation (Posted Sun, 8-11-02)

(AP) State officials have charged former Glasgow resident John Fischer with running a bookie operation from his home in Laurel.

The attorney-general's office charged Fischer after a lengthy investigation by the Justice Department's Gambling Control Division. They say he was taking bets on college and professional sports.

Investigators say they found 35-thousand dollars in a safe in Fischer's home and bank records showing large cash deposits. Cell phone and airline records show he worked with a company in Las Vegas, where bookmaking is legal.

In February, state officials shut down a card game that Fischer operated at a Billings casino and temporarily suspended his gambling license. At that time, investigators said they believed he was operating an illegal bookmaking business. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Women's Walleye Tournament Set For August 17 (Posted Sun, 8-11-02)

The Walleye's Unlimited Chapter of Glasgow and Fort Peck will be hosting their 2nd Annual Women's Walleye Tournament on Fort Peck Lake, August 17th.

The tournament will be based out of the Fort Peck Marina with an entry fee of $70 per team and a limit of 75 teams. There will be an 80% payout.

A rules meeting will be held Friday, August 16th at 6:30pm at the Fort Peck Marina.

The tourney rules do allow for a driver to pilot the boat in the tourney. This person will not be allowed to fish and can be male.

Last year's champions were JoAnn Gilman, Billings and Lori Mason, of Glasgow.

For more information contact Mary Humbert at 228-8740.

City Council Approves Budget (Posted Fri, 8-9-02)

The Glasgow City Council met in regular session on Monday and approved the fiscal year 2002-2003 budget for the city.

According to Mayor Willy Zeller the budget is approximately $200,000 higher in spending than last year. Zeller said the city was able to fund everything that the city departments wanted concerning operation and maintenance. He also said that the city was still able to stay within the constraints where they have a budget surplus of roughly $400,000.

Zeller said the only large project that the city has in the works for this budget year is $140,000 for street overlay work for next summer.

The city also postponed a decision on whether or not to join the Dry Prairie Rural Water Project. Six months ago the council deferred a decision on joining Dry Prairie. In that six month period Dry Prairie has hired an engineering firm to do a rate study and compare the proposed rates from Dry Prairie to the rates currently offered by the city. This study is to be completed by August 15th and the council is expected to make a decision on September 9th.

Commissioners Work On Budget (Posted Thr, 8-8-02)
The Valley County Commissioners continue to work on the county budget for the 2002-2003 fiscal year.

The commissioners told Kltz/Klan that the budget will hold basically the same for this budget year compared to last.

They said that the value of a mill is down for Valley County and this means that to keep county revenue the same they will have to increase the amount of mills levied on taxpayers. This will mean a small increase in taxes for the county taxpayer.

The commissioners are holding the line on spending and don't plan on any large budget increases. They told Kltz/Klan that at this time no employee positions will be eliminated but they have had requests for additional employees.

The Valley County Attorney is requesting a part-time deputy to help in the attorney's office. The number of felony criminal cases in district court have increased dramatically. There have been 17 criminal cases in Valley County as of July this year compared to 8 all last year.

The commissioners eliminated the part-time position last year to save $40,000 in the budget.

The public hearing for the 2002-2003 fiscal year budget is set for August 19th.

The commissioners have also announced that the lawsuit concerning the sale of county owned grazing lands is now in the hands of the presiding judge in the case, Judge John Warner of Havre. He is expected to make a judgment in October of this year.

Northeast Montana Relay For Life Schedule Released (Posted Thr, 8-8-02)

August 9
6:00 – 6:45 P.M. Registration for Survivor Lap
6:45 – 7:00 P.M. Assemble for Survivor Lap
7:00 P.M. Opening Ceremonies – Rod Karst
Opening Prayer – Rev. Jay Ashbaucher
Presenting the Colors – National Guards
National Anthem – Mark Johnston
Light “Flame of Hope” – Garten Family
Survivor Victory Lap – Reception to follow
(served by Fort Peck women)
“Angels in Waiting” - Kirbi Siewing

Parade of Teams (we have 20 teams so far)
8:00 – 9:00 P.M. “Fourth Street”
Band: Joe Rennick, Derrrick Schakosky, Gary Anderson, Dean Stein, and Sam Knodel
Play: old time Rock ‘n Roll

“Ice Box” – 12 yrs. old (2)
9:00 – 9:20 P.M. Karen Wall, Kristi Iman, Pam Marks & John Campbell
Sing: Harmony
9:20 – 9:30 P.M. Lindsey Iwen –
Sing: "Complicated", "The Rose", "But I Do Love You" "Wild One"
9:30 – 10:00 P.M. “Soggy Bottom Boys”
Josh Feller, Mark & Cory Johnston
10:00 P.M. Luminary Ceremony – Lighting of candles (1800 lit in 2001)
Kirbi Siewing – “Amazing Grace”
Readers – Kari Knierim, Michelle Page
Sandy Schakosky - Poem
Kirbi Siewing – "Blessed"

11:00 – 12:00 A.M. Jeffrey Sather - Singer/Music
Joe Yeoman – Jitterbug and/or Two Step Lessons

MIDNITE MEAL for relay participants
12:00 – 1:00 A.M. “Rubber Band”
Band: Cami Collins, Kari Holom, Keefe Farr
Play: New Rock ‘n Roll

1:00 – 6:45 A.M. Quiet Time
6:45 – 7:00 A.M. “Revelry” - Britney Jensen on Trumpet

7:00 – 8:15 A.M. Karaoke – Anyone welcome to step up and strut his or her “stuff”

8:15 – 8:30 A.M. Lindsey Iwen
Sing: "Complicated", "The Rose", "But I Do Love You" "Wild One"
8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Virgil Vaupel
Cowboy Songs/Poetry
9:00 – 10:00 A.M. Joyce Holter Collins
Sing: Country

10:30 – 11:00 A.M. Final Team Lap
Closing CeremoniesOpen Sumo Wrestling - Fun For All Several different groups/teams will have concessions stands – including Fry bread, Tacos in a bag, bottled water, pop, caramel rolls, apples, hot chocolate and coffees, and more

Also, teams will provide raffles for quilts and other quilted items, and for prizes donated by area merchants, a 50/50, as well as frisbee, roping, coloring contest, and other games.

John Campbell is organizing the beauticians and they plan to set up a haircutting booth – for $10.00, that will be donated to the Relay – the times will be from 7:00 to 10:00, and 11:00 to 12:00 Friday night – and again from 8:00 to 11:00 Saturday a.m.

Bob Hansen will also have his homemade train to provide rides to the kids.

We have a Relay store where they can buy shirts, pens, glow necklaces, etc.
Also – a Cancer Control booth/tent with information about cancer –

Anne Stanley of Renu Massage Therapy - will set up her table for massages Friday night

Havre teen fails to show for wedding (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)

(Wolf Point-AP) -- Concern is deepening for a Havre man, who's been missing more than three weeks.

Nineteen-year-old Russell Turcotte was on his way home from a gathering of the free-spirit "Rainbow Family" in Michigan. His family says he hitchhiked -- his first time -- from Brainerd, Minnesota, to Grand Forks, North Dakota.

He called his mom from a Grand Forks mini-mart July 12th, asking for 75-dollars for a train ticket home. Linda Flynn, of Wolf Point, wired her son 100-dollars the next morning, but he never claimed it.

His family's concern has grown as each day passes. Their hearts sank further, when Russell failed to show up Sunday for a wedding in Kalispell, where he was supposed to be the best man.

A surveillance tape from the Grand Forks mini-mart confirmed that he was in town the night he called his mother. But Grand Forks police haven't turned up any other useful clues. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Arsenic & Old Lace Premiers Friday At Fort Peck Theatre (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)

Have you met the Brewsters at the Fort Peck Theatre? No kind deed goes undone with these thoughtful, lovely sisters around. They are two of the nicest old ladies you could ever meet…but their fondness for murder has developed into a very bad habit.

The Brewsters are in residence at the Theatre starting Friday when Arsenic and Old Lace opens for a four-weekend run. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sundays through Sept. 1.

Arsenic and Old Lace tells the story of Abby and Martha Brewster. Their old brownstone house witnesses a constant stream of good deeds: toys for children, beef broth for Officer Brophy’s ailing wife, jam for Dr. Harper. In every way, they seem to be wonderful people.

Every way except one, that is. For, it seems that the sisters have one secret vice in otherwise blameless lives. They murder men.

Abby claims they’ve done in 12. Martha is of the opinion that the number is 11; one died a natural death. In fact, it was that one – the first one – who launched them into wholesale homicide. He came one day in answer to a furnished-room advertisement and he died while they were showing him the room. He was an old man, and he looked so peaceful when he died. The sisters decided it would be very nice, if, in addition to their many good deeds, they could bring peace and happiness to other old men.

It is Mortimer, their nephew and a New York drama critic, who unwittingly uncovers his aunts’ secret profession. This discovery lights the fuse on the rest of this delightful story.

Fort Peck veterans Brittiny Hollow and Carly Booth appear as Abby and Martha, with
Christopher Kristant as the only sane Brewster, Mortimer. Steve Hodgson appears as brother Teddy who lives under two mistaken impressions. He believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and that the Panama Canal runs through the basement. Ryan Grigg completes the family circle as Jonathon Brewster, the country’s most prolific murderer, whose main interest is to top the murder record of his aunts.

Artistic Director Bobby Gutierrez returns to stage as Dr Einstein, the impressionable physician who specializes in disguising the features of underworld mobsters through plastic surgery. Alan Hanson, light and sound designer for this summer season, makes his acting debut as The Rev. Dr. Harper. Katie Truscott takes on the role of Elaine Harper, Mortimer’s patient and charming fiancée. Also appearing will be Shawn Newton as Lt. Rooney, Dana Donovan as Officer O’Hara, Nick Grobel as Officer Brophy and Mike Turner as Officer Klein. Tom Klotz accepts the challenge of two roles: Mr. Gibbs and Mr. Witherspoon.

When all these characters gather on a September afternoon in a quiet house on a quiet street in Brooklyn, the repercussions almost unhinge Mortimer and completely demoralize the Brooklyn police force. The result, as one review said, is a "crazy combination of homicide and nonsense, frightfully funny. Every shudder it sends down the spine lands with a crash on the funny bone."

Since its first Broadway production in 1941, Arsenic and Old Lace has become one of the favorite comedies in theatre. Received with great enthusiasm by theatre groups all over the country, it has enjoyed long runs in almost every major international city. In its second appearance at Fort Peck, it was one of four productions offered during the 1971 summer season.

Tickets are available at the door, priced at $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for students. Seats may be reserved in advance for an additional $5 each. Call the Theatre at 406-526-9943 for more information.

Two Glasgow Residents Make First Court Appearance On Drug Charges (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)

Two Glasgow residents facing felony drug charges appeared in District Court Monday for an initial appearance.

Carrie Gartner is being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, felony possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and felony manufacture of dangerous drugs.

Gartner has pleaded not guilty to the three felony charges and her next hearing is set for September 30th.

Dahl is facing the same felony charges and has yet to plead guilty or not guilty. His arraignment is set for September 3rd.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Valley County Sheriffs Department. Court documents show that Gartner and Dahl were living together on June 7th when the Sheriff's Department was called to a domestic disturbance at their home at 363 Riverside. The deputies observed marijuana and other items of drug paraphernalia. They then obtained a search warrant and searched the home and found suspected marijuana seeds, leaves and plant stem structures.

Gartner and Dahl were both arrested on July 30th and charged with the three felony drug charges. They are free on $5000 bond.

North Dakota Man Enters Plea From Fatal Accident (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)

23 year old Minot, North Dakota resident Travis Kirchdoerfer has entered into a plea agreement with the Valley County Attorney for his role in a single vehicle accident between Nashua and Fort Peck in 2000.

Kirchdoerfer was the driver of a vehicle that crashed on November 4th, of 2000. The accident was fatal for Glasgow resident Terri Ann Young who was a passenger in the car.

Kirchdoerfer was originally charged with one count of felony negligent homicide, 2 counts of negligent vehicular assault, 2 counts of unlawful transaction with children, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

As part of the plea agreement, Kirchdoerfer pleaded guilty to negligent homicide, negligent vehicular assault, failure to have liability insurance and failure to use a seatbelt.
If the plea agreement is agreed to by Judge John McKeon, he will be given 2-five year deferred sentences and fined $270 for the two misdemeanor charges.

The plea agreement will let the court decide if any fines should be assessed for the felonies and if any restitution should be paid to the victims of the accident.

Court documents state that Kirchdoerfer had ingested alcohol before driving the vehicle and as a result drove the vehicle in a negligent manner resulting in the death of Terri Ann Young and injuries suffered to Cody Tade.

Montana law states that Kirchdoerfer could have been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the two felony offenses.

He will be sentenced in District Court on September 16th.

Alaska firm proposes to design and build pipeline for Fort Peck tribes (Posted Mon, Aug 5, 2002)

(Fort Peck-AP) -- One of the largest and most successful American Indian engineering companies in the country wants to design and build the Fort Peck tribes' new water pipeline.

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is privately owned by nearly eight-thousand members of the Yupiak Tribe in Alaska and is based in Anchorage. It is proposing a profit-sharing plan with the tribes and promises that participation from Indian contractors will be maximized.

Company official Terry Kenyon says a design-and-build plan is the quickest way to get the project off the ground. Groundwater in the area surrounding the reservation is contaminated with iron and sulfates and is so bitter many residents rely on bottled drinking water.

The federal government has approved building a huge pipeline to serve the area, transporting water from nearby Fort Peck Lake. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Two Valley County Residents Face Felony Drug Charges (Posted Sun, Aug 4, 2002)

Two Valley County residents will be making initial appearances in State District Court on Monday facing felony drug charges.

Jason Dahl and Carrie Gartner are each being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and felony manufacture of dangerous drugs.

The Valley County Sheriffs Department responded to a disconnected 911 call on June 7th at 363 Riverside. This was the primary residence of Dahl and Garten who had been living together. Two Sheriff's deputies responded to the disconnected call and found Dahl and Gartner arguing outside the residence and Gartner accused Dahl of hitting her on the lip. The deputies escorted Gartner away from the scene and received permission from Dahl to search the residence. The deputy observed marijuana and other items of drug paraphernalia.

The Sherif'fs Department then obtained a search warrant and completely searched the home at 363 Riverside.

According to court documents they found several suspected marijuana seeds along with suspected marijuana leaves weighing over 60 grams and 39 suspected marijuana plant stem structures. The deputies also found two 1000 watt transformers with light fixtures attached. These are commonly used for growing marijuana. The Sheriff's Department also confiscated notes with names and numbers. According to the court documents these notes appeared to be weight measurements and dollar figures.

Dahl and Garten were both arrested on July 30th and have been released on $5000 bond. They will make initial appearances in District Court on Monday.

Valley County man Charged With Assault (Posted, Sun, Aug 4, 2002)

Valley County resident Scott Redstone has been charged with felonly aggravated assault and was arrested by the Valley County Sheriff's Department on July 30th. Redstone has been released on $5000 bond and will make an initial appearance on Monday in District Court.

Redstone is being charged with the felony for his role in an incident that occured March 27th at the Stockman Bar in Glasgow. According to court documents, Redstone hit Phillip Turner several times in the head and face area causing serious bodily injury.

If convicted Redstone could face up to 20 years in prison.

Three men sentenced in deer-for-fish scheme (Posted Sat, Aug 3, 2002)

(Billings-AP) -- Sentences ranged from probation to prison time for three men involved in a poaching scheme that traded Montana deer tags for Minnesota walleye.

In Billings, a federal judge sentenced two Minnesota men: Charles Campbell and Daniel Tonga. Campbell was given a year in prison and Tonga received six months.

Also involved in the scheme was Jan Peters of Froid, Montana. He was sentenced to three years probation.

According to an indictment, the illegal trading occurred from 1996 to 1999. In all, approximately 20 whitetail and mule deer were poached in exchange for 343 pounds of walleye fillets. The judge called it "random killing of wildlife" that made no sense. Campbell also was ordered to pay about 35-hundred dollars apiece to Montana wildlife officials and to Minnesota's Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

August Obituaries

Lawrence Richard Hlad

Lawrence Richard Hlad, 6, died of cancer on August 26th at his home on the family farm near Nashua. A vigil service will be held Thursday, August 29th at 7 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow with services to be held Friday, August 30th at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence was born in Glasgow in 1934 to Mike and Caroline Grabon Hlad. He lived his entire life in the same home his parents lived, which was the original homestead home that was added onto over the years. Lawrence graduated from Glasgow High School. In 1965 he married Dorothy Rathsack in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. They farmed together, and his children and grandchildren were the whole of his life.

He was a lifetime member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, served on the Parish Council, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served in the Army Reserves, was a member of the Farm Bureau and served on its state board for 8 years, served as Glasgow School Board member for 9 years and was a member of the Elks and Grain Growers.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy; 2 sons: Michael Hlad and Trisha (Aaron, Kailen, Alyson) of Forsyth; Tony and his wife Melisa of Glasgow; 2 daughters: Karen Boysun and husband Tom (Cole, Emily) of Washburn, North Dakota; Sharon Fox and husband Ron (Kirk) of Great Falls; 6 grandchildren, 3 sisters: Ann Griswold of Redmond, Washington; Frances Christianson of Tacoma, Washington; Marguerite Gamas of Glasgow; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: Ray Canen, Dave Boysun, Tom Boysun, Ron Fox, Mike Hlad, Tony Hlad.
Honorary Pallbearers: Lowell Jacobson, Bob Potter, Phil Pliley, Frank White, Bill Court, Arnold Boysun

Emma "Toots" Bondy Thievin

Emma "Toots" Bondy Thievin, 65, died at her home in Nashua on August 21. Services will be Monday, August 26th at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua with Reverend Martin Mock officiating and with burial in the Nashua City Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Emma was born in 1936 in Martinsville, Montana, to Konow Bondy and Emma Buskrud Bondy. She was raised north or Richland and attended elementary school there. Emma graduated from Nashua High School.

She was married in 1954 and had 3 children. In 1960 she married Earl Kallem, who died in 1976. In 1979 she married Bud Thieven in Glasgow. Emma was a cook and waitress and owned the Home Cafe in the 1980's in Nashua, and recently cooked at the Park Grove Cafe, until her retirement in March. She enjoyed scrabble, crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing fishing and traveling.

Survivors include: her husand, Bud Thieven of Nashua; 1 son: James Mitchell Kallem and his wife Leslie, of Powell, Wyoming; 3 daughters: Anita Kallem Mayes and her husband Jim of Basin, Wyoming; Nancy Arlene Kallem of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Myrna Gayle Kallem of Roslyn, South Dakota; 9 grandchildren; 1 sister: Sophie Kleeman of Glasgow; 1 brother: Gerald Bondy of Portland, Oregon; 3 stepchildren: Willie Thieven and Michel Thieven of Scobey and Melissa Beyl of Fargo, North Dakota.

She was preceded in death by 6 brothers: Kenneth, Ole, Homer, Eldon, Harold, and Warren Bondy; and 4 sisters: Ella Glazier, Millie Squires, Borghild Riley and Frances Stearns.

Ardena V. Phillips

Ardena V. Phillips of Richland died on August 16th of cardio-pulmonary disease at Benefis East in Great Falls. She was 60. Services will be Thursday, August 22nd at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ardena was born in 1942 in Elgin, North Dakota, to Reuben and Amelia Blumhardt Rauscher. She lived in North Dakota until moving to Missoula in 1961, where she met Jerry. They were married October 3, 1964, at Missoula and lived on the farm southwest of Richland. Ardena was a big Elvis fan and enjoyed cooking, canning and gardening, and caring for her family.

Survivors include: her husband Jerry; 1 son: Jerry of Miles City; 1 daughter: Kimberly Grena of Great Falls; 4 grandchildren: Ashley Phillips, Michelle Bradford, Alex Bradford and Cody Grena; 2 sisters: Lucille Stastney of Mandan, North Dakota; Sylvia Saylor of Missoula.

She was preceded in death by one daughter: Lisa Bradford, in 1998.

Oscar Sunford

Oscar Sunford, 82, of Saco Montana, died August 15th in Stillwater MN., from natural causes. Services are set for Aug. 20th at 2:00pm. in Saco Lutheran Church. Officiating will be Rev. Chris Flohr.Interment will be at Reitan Cemetary.

Oscar was born in Three Forks Montana on September 6, 1919. Oscar was raised in the Saco area, then served 3 years in the U.S. Army in World War 2, serving in the Persian Gulf. Oscar married Virginia Anderson in Saco on Feb. 19, 1952. Oscar and Virginia farmed and ranched northeast of Saco. Oscar enjoyed working with horses, breaking them to ride and also to drive. He enjoyed time with hid grandkids, visiting neighbors, and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife Virginia Sunford of Saco, sons John and Jarb Sunford of Saco, Robert and Charlene Sunford of Saco; daughters, Randi "Becky" and Mark Stutrud of Stillwater, MN; Mary and Kevin Berg of Maryland; brothers, Ingvald "Swede" Sunford of Kennewick, Washington, Raymond Sunford of Missoula, Montana; and 12 grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Bob Fjeldheim, Terry Korman, Frank White, Phillip Sudbrach, Ron Haynes, Fred Mavencamp.

Terryn Allie Moore

Terryn Allie Moore, 1, died Thursday, August 15 at the Phillips County Hospital after being hit by a pick-up in Whitewater. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19th at Whitewater High School Gymnasium with burial in the Forks Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home in Malta is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret L. Hammerness

Margaret L. Hammerness, 99, passed away May 1, 2002, at Wayne, NJ, of natural causes. Services will be held Sunday, August 18th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Reverend Martin Mock presiding. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Glasgow with Bell Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Margaret was born September 25, 1902 in Milwaukee, WI. She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia Marie Hammerness Lindermann of New Jersey; a son, Richard S. Hammerness of Texas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Laura Helen Wetsit Wells "Bunch Beads"

Laura Helen Wetsit Wells of Wolf Point died on August 11th at her home in Wolf Point. She was 92. A vigil service will be held Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at the Wolf Point Community Hall. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, August 14th at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conceptions Catholic Church in Wolf Point with Reverend Steve Zabrocki officiating. Interment will be in the Oswego Catholic Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Laura was born in 1910 in Lohmiller, Montana, to Joshua & Louise Wetsit. Laura lived most of her life in the Wolf Point area. She resided for awhile in Indiana and also spent several winters in Arizona. Laura married Valentine Wells in Wolf Point in 1968. He passed away in 1989.

She loved sewing, baking and especially enjoyed attending Pow Wows. She also liked to pick choke cherries and turnips.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents, John & Louise Wetsit, her husband, Valentine Wells, 3 daughters, 5 grandsons and 3 great grandsons.

Survivors include her daughter, Gertrude "Tootie" Clark of Wolf Point; 14 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 24 great great grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Brian Jackson, Brandon Jackson, Roland Clark Jr., Shawn Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Will Morey

Elisabeth Kliewer

Elisabeth Kliewer died of Alzheimer's disease in the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow on Saturday, August 3rd. Services will be held at the Lustre Mennonite Brethern Church on August 7th, at 10:00 a.m.

Elisabeth was born in 1919 to Peter A and Elizabeth Rahn Freisen. She was raised in the Lustre area, lived and graduated in Mountain Lake High School in 1939. She attended Junior College in Freeman, South Dakota. Elizabeth taught elementary school from 1942 to 1973 in Lustre. She also taught piano lessons for more than fifty years.

She married Alvin B. Kliewer in Lustre in 1926. Elizabeth was very active in the community and surrounding communities. Her and her husband farmed for many years in Lustre and raised a family of four children. She loved her family, gardening, farming, music, crocheting and telling others of her faith in Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin of Glasgow, one sister Lena Baerg Eitzen and her husband Alvin of Mountain Lake, MN; 1 daughter Priscilla Kliewer of Lincoln, NE; 3 sons, Philip Kleiwer and his wife Kathy of Atkinson, NB; Jonathan Kliewer and his wife Deanna of Lustre/Glasgow, and Silas Kliewer and his wife Diane of Great Falls. She also has six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are three sisters-in-law, Nellie Bearg of Livingston; Agnes Bearg of Wolf Point; and Clara Bearg of Huntsville, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her father Peter A. Friesen, her parents Henry G. and Elisabeth Bearg, two sisters, Anna and Susie Bearg, three brothers, Ruben, Clearence, and Arthur Bearg, one daughter Rachel Kliewer.

Visitation will be from noon to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at Clayton Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Pastor Frank Lenihan and Rev. Archie Kliewer will be officiating.

Beatrice "Bea" Potter

Beatrice "Bea" Potter died of cancer at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on Thursday, August 1st. Services will be at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow on Monday, August 5th at 10 a.m. with Reverend Dave Hodson officiating and with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Bea was born in 1937 to Ted and Almira Jackson. She was raised in the Frazer area, lived in Kansas for a short time and has been in Glasgow for the past 30 years.

She married Robert Potter in Glasgow in 1981. Bea was very active in the First United Methodist Church, active with the Rebeccas, twice the past Nobel Grand- Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge. She was a good seamstress, made starquilts and clothing. Bea was monumental in the Valley County Food Bank, and instrumental in getting the new facility.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Bud Potter of Glasgow; her Mother, Almira Jackson; 2 sons: Keith Forrest of Wolf Point and Beagar Radomski of Salt Lake City, Utah; 4 daughters: Edna Forrest of Browning; Janelle Murk of Topeka, Kansas; Jennifer Forrest of Wichita, Kansas; Rhonda Radomski of Great Falls; she also raised her grandson Teddy Schultz of Glasgow and is survived by 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Pallbearers: Ed Leckie, Les Mason, John Grandchamp, Butch Grandchamp, Don Potter, Bob Potter


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