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Long Run Fights Fire In North Valley County (Posted Thursday, August 14, 2003 08:12 AM)

Wolf Point Couple Found Guilty In Drug Case (Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2003 09:20 AM)

Lustre Woman Dies In Car Crash (Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2003 06:16 AM)

Elk & Deer Shot Near Pines (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 05:31 PM)

Odd Couple Open Friday (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 07:12 AM)

Glasgow Man Named To 4H Board (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 06:52 AM)

Corps Begins Dropping River Levels (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 06:49 AM)

Relay For Life Raises Nearly $40,000 (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 06:45 AM)

Governor Martz Appoints Montana Economic Development Advisory Council (Posted Friday, August 8, 2003 08:22 AM)

Highway Fatality Victim Identified (Posted Friday, August 8, 2003 08:03 AM)

Home Run Pond Notes (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 06:59 PM)

Several Fires Reported Wednesday (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 11:22 AM)

Fatal Accident Near Frazer (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 10:11 AM)

Pioneer Museum Heritage Wall Plaques (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 09:00 AM)

Funnel Cloud Reported In Garfield County (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 07:00 AM)

Highway 2 To Be Renamed To Honor Regiment (Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2003 09:18 AM)

Amid Legal Delays, Corps To Drop Missouri River Flows (Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2003 07:27 AM)

Fire Danger Continues High In North Central Montana (Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2003 09:07 Pm)

Relay For Life Schedule (Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2003 08:03 PM)

Eight Arrested On Drug Charges (Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2003 08:03 AM)

Relay For Life Display At Former Adrian's Building (Posted Monday, August 4, 2003 01:16 PM)

Rehberg Announces Air Service Funding (Posted Monday, August 4, 2003 01:14 PM)

Long Run Called Out Twice (Posted Monday, August 4, 2003 07:08 AM)

McMichael Wins Dinosaur Cast (Posted Saturday, August 2, 2003 06:15 PM)

Comment Now On Proposed Fishing Regulation Changes (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 08:08 AM)

Governor Pledges Support For Amtrak (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 06:30 AM)

Glasgow Man Sentenced On Sex & Drug Charges (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 06:26 AM)

Glasgow Man Charged With Theft (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 06:23 AM)

August Obituaries


News From Fish, Wildlife & Parks (Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2003 08:32 PM)

Hunters can harvest any elk in many Region 6 districts

In an effort to suppress elk populations in marginal habitat and to buffer the region’s world-class elk herds from chronic wasting disease, Fish, Wildlife & Parks has opened an elk season this fall in many northeastern and north-central Montana hunting districts.

Hunters will be able to harvest elk of either sex in nine hunting districts starting with the archery season that opens Sept. 6 and closes Oct. 19. The liberal regulation extends to the rifle season, which runs Oct. 26 through Nov. 30.

Elk hunting in these nine units, which generally frame the northern and eastern periphery of Region 6, is by general elk license; no special permits are required to hunt. The regulation was proposed by FWP and was the focus of several public meetings across the region last winter. The final regulation was approved by Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission in February.

The general elk season applies to the following hunting districts: 600, 610, 611, 640, 641, 650, 651, 652 and 670. In the region’s remaining hunting districts, including those in the Missouri River Breaks and the Bear Paw Mountains, elk hunting is by special permit only. Though District 652 is open to general elk hunting, the portion of the district on the C.M. Russell Wildlife Refuge is closed to elk hunting.

Hunters shouldn’t assume that they’ll see many, or any, elk. The harvest is likely to be very low, says Harold Wentland, regional wildlife manager for FWP in Glasgow.

“ As the regulations stress, elk numbers in these hunting districts are very low and they will be difficult to find,” says Wentland. “The reason we proposed this season is that we don’t want big numbers of elk in many of these places. We have growing numbers of individual elk and small herds that are popping up in non-traditional elk areas. These are mostly agricultural lands where elk have the potential to cause a great deal of damage to crops. We don’t want to manage elk in these areas. We want to manage elk in the Breaks and other areas with better elk habitat.”

The other reason for the general season in these peripheral hunting units is to minimize the risk of Montana’s elk or deer herds contracting chronic wasting disease (CWD) from animals in Canada.

“ Wild, free-ranging mule deer have tested positive for CWD in Saskatchewan only about 125 miles north of the border,” says wildlife biologist Pat Gunderson. “We have a mule deer doe wintering in Bitter Creek (in northern Valley County) that summers about 75 miles from that infected animal. CWD is a real concern. Elk can carry CWD, and the general season is one way we can slow the spread of the disease to Montana.”

At least some of the elk currently occupying northern Montana migrated from Canada, says Wentland.

“ Every year we hear reports of elk moving out of Canada,” says Wentland, “and other elk probably come in from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Some elk probably migrate out of the Breaks and Bear Paw Mountains into the prairie and agricultural areas.”

Wentland says that even with the heightened hunting pressure, pockets of elk will likely survive.

“ There will always be a few elk in this country,” he says. “Hunters won’t get them all. But at least we can prevent a few of these herds from becoming problems to landowners and allow us to better manage elk in the region’s best habitat.”---- fwp ----Fall hunting seasons begin next week

Fall hunting seasons begin next week
Labor Day signals the beginning of hunting season in Montana. Here are season dates for this fall’s bird and big-game seasons:
Mourning Dove: Sept. 1-Oct. 30
Sage Grouse: Sept. 1-Nov. 1
Sharptailed Grouse: Sept. 1-Dec. 15
Hungarian Partridge: Sept. 1-Dec. 15
Pheasant: Oct. 11-Dec. 15
Wild Turkey: Sept. 1-Dec. 15
Archery Deer/Elk: Sept. 6-Oct. 19
Archery Antelope: Sept. 6-Oct. 11
General Antelope: Oct. 12-Nov. 9
General Deer/Elk: Oct. 26-Nov. 30

Take steps to minimize fire danger when hunting
Nobody needs to tell you that it’s hot and dry out there, but hunters may need a reminder that they can take a few simple steps to prevent fires in the field.

First, note that most of Region 6 is under State II fire restrictions, which mean that driving off designated roads and trails is absolutely prohibited. That means no driving off-road to retrieve a big-game carcass. It means no driving across the prairie to scout for grouse. And it means no driving to an off-road campsite.

Second, all open fires are prohibited. No campfires of any kind are allowed; the only fires allowed are those fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG.

Third, smoking is prohibited except in an enclosed vehicle or building or in a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter and cleared of all flammable materials.

There are a couple of precautions hunters can take to further minimize fire danger or to quickly extinguish any fire that might start. First, you should carry fire-suppression equipment in your vehicle. Carry at least five gallons of water and a shovel, and it’s a good idea to add a fire extinguisher to your vehicle.

Hunters should also be sure they park in acceptable areas. While off-road travel is prohibited, you should not park in the middle of a roadway. Instead, pull onto a bare, vegetation-free shoulder to park, leaving enough room for traffic to safely pass. Make sure no grass is touching your catalytic converter or muffler.

The Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission’s current policy is to not close hunting seasons, but instead to “let land closures dictate where hunters can or can’t hunt,” according to FWP Commission Chairman Dan Walker. If Stage II restrictions fail to reduce numbers of human-caused fires, land managers may close down access to public land, causing access problems for hunters.

To avoid this prospect, please do your part to minimize the risk of hunter-caused fires in the field this fall.

Hot, dry weather could promote white-tailed deer losses
As this summer’s hot, dry weather continues, hunters and landowners should be on the lookout for sickly or dead white-tailed deer.

They may be infected with epizootic hemmorrhagic disease, more commonly called EHD. The disease is carried by biting gnats, which can rapidly infect numbers of white-tailed deer when they are concentrated near water or in moist habitat.

The disease is responsible for wiping out nearly 60 percent of the whitetails along the Milk River from Hinsdale to Havre in the summer of 2001. In previous years, EHD has infected deer along the lower Missouri and larger tributaries. Mule deer and antelope can become infected and carry the disease, but generally do not have the large-scale die-offs that occur in whitetails, says wildlife biologist Pat Gunderson.

“ As hot and dry as this summer has been, I’m worried about an EHD outbreak, especially along the Milk River in the areas that weren’t hit in 2001,” he says. “We have high densities of white-tailed deer from Hinsdale east to Nashua, and our experience has been that long dry summers and deer densities can be trouble because of EHD.”
Gunderson encourages people who find dead or sick deer to call Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Glasgow at 228-3700.

Final quotas approved 2003 big-game season
Hunters in northeastern and north-central Montana will generally get more opportunities to harvest antlerless deer and antelope this fall.

Most of the increases in permit quotas are for antlerless mule deer and white-tailed deer. Populations of both have been climbing in recent years and wildlife biologists hope to balance populations with carrying capacity of the habitat, which has been stressed by drought. Permit quotas and general-license restrictions were the subject of public meetings around Region 6 last winter. Recommendations were presented to Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission in June and then finalized by the commission earlier this month.
Here are the final quotas for deer, elk and antelope in Region 6 hunting districts:

District Opportunity Restriction 2002 Quota 2003 Quota
006-10 antlerless whitetail resident single-region unlimited unlimited
antlerless whitetail
600-00 antlerless mule deer 50 100
610-00 antlerless mule deer 50 50
630-00 antlerless mule deer valid in 630, 631, 632 75 300
630-01 antlerless mule deer archery equip. only. 100 75
Valid in portion of Fort Peck townsite
630-20 either-sex whitetail open to hunters with 10 10
disability license
640-00 antlerless mule deer 100 100
650-00 antlerless mule deer 100 200
651-00 antlerless mule deer 100 100
652-00 antlerless mule deer 50 75
652-50 antlered mule deer 100 100
670-00 antlerless mule deer 50 200
680-00 antlerless mule deer 100 200
690-00 antlerless mule deer 500 500
698-00 antlerless whitetail non-resident only. 500 750
Valid in all Region 6
699-00 antlerless whitetail resident only. Valid 500 750
in all of Region 6

620-00 antlerless elk valid in 620, 621, 622 85 85
not valid on CMR*
620-20 either-sex elk valid in 620, 621, 622 30 30
not valid on CMR*
620-21 either-sex elk Archery equip. only. Unlimited unlimited
Valid in 620, 621, 622
621-00 antlerless elk Youth aged 12-14. 200 15
Valid only on CMR*
Portion of 621/622
621-01 antlerless elk valid east of road 202* 100
621-02 antlerless elk valid west of road 202 * 100
621-20 either-sex elk * 35 35
622-00 antlerless elk * 80 80
622-20 either-sex elk * 30 30
631-00 antlerless elk also valid in 630* 55 65
631-20 either-sex elk also valid in 630* 30 30
631-21 either-sex elk Archery equip. only 200 200
also valid in 631
632-00 antlerless elk also valid in 630* 30 30
632-20 either-sex elk also valid in 630* 15 15
632-21 either-sex elk Archery equip. only 100 100
also valid in 630
690-00 antlerless elk also valid in 680* 75 75
690-20 either-sex elk also valid in 680* 10 10
690-21 either-sex elk Archery equip. only 15 15
also valid in 680
* not valid in archery season

600-00 either-sex antelope 800 800
600-10 doe/fawn antelope 200 200
610-00 either-sex antelope 100 100
610-10 doe/fawn antelope 25 25
620-00 either-sex antelope 600 600
620-10 doe/fawn antelope 25 200
630-00 either-sex antelope 200 300
640-00 either-sex antelope 100 150
640-10 doe/fawn antelope 25 25
650-00 either-sex antelope 600 600
650-10 doe/fawn antelope 100 100
651-00 either-sex antelope 200 200
651-10 doe/fawn antelope 25 25
670-00 either-sex antelope 200 200
690-00 either-sex antelope 900 900
690-10 doe/fawn antelope 500 500

Water System Groundbreaking Set For Thursday (Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2003 08:27 PM)

After years of hard work and dedication, the first of many ground breaking ceremonies for the Dry Prairie Regional Water System will occur this Thursday, August 28, 2003. The ceremony will be held from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Culbertson Water Treatment plant. Distinguished guests attending as well as speaking at the ceremony are Senator Max Baucus, Senator Conrad Burns, , Representative Dennis Rehberg, Lt. Governor Karl Ohs and Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Director Bud Clinch.

The ground-breaking is being held to celebrate the initiation of construction of the new public water system that will begin delivering water to area customers by the spring of 2004. This is considered the first phase of the off-reservation portion of the project. The entire water system has within it two separate entities, the Assiniboine and Sioux Rural Water System (on-reservation) and the Dry Prairie Rural Water Authority (DPRWA - off reservation). Its purpose is to provide residents of northeastern Montana with clean, safe drinking water, something that has been long sought in numerous communities in that part of the state.

The new construction will include a pipeline from Culbertson to Froid and Medicine Lake, with water provided from the Culbertson Water Treatment Facility. Residential and rural service users will be connected to the service as construction segments are completed during this first phase. Approximately 750 residents of northeast Montana will be affected by this new source of high quality drinking water.

The water system will serve approximately 28,000 residents of northeastern Montana. An undertaking of enormous size, its plans entail 3,200 miles of water main line to be put in place around and within the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. System design specifications call for 13 million gallons of water to be extracted from the Missouri River on a daily basis, through an intake between Wolf Point and Poplar, treated at a state of the art treatment facility and then shipped to communities and rural users. The system will provide water to off-reservation residents of Sheridan, Daniels, Roosevelt, and a portion of Valley Counties, as well as to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The current anticipated project completion date is 2011.

"This is monumental in Montana in that it is the first step toward a new, brighter future for most of the folks in this part of the state," explained DNRC Regional Water System Coordinator, Rick Duncan. "It's also a big step and we're excited for what the future holds."

According to Duncan, an additional ground-breaking ceremony will occur on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation at the soon-to-be built intake near Wolf Point.

Chamber Hires New Director (Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2003 02:14 PM)

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has hired Michael Quast as the new Executive Director effective September 8th.

Quast is a 2003 graduate of Montana State University in Bozeman and received a degree in Sociology with a Minor in Business Administration.

He's originally from Excelsior, Minnesota and played football for the Montana State Bobcats and was a starter on the offensive line from 2000-2002.

Quast replaces Jill Hamilton who will leave the job on September 15th. Quast is expected to begin the job on September 8th.

Wolf Point Woman Accused Of Killing Man (Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2003 08:18 AM)

Tribal police and FBI agents have charged 34-year-old Patricia Ricker with beating a man to death Sunday at a Wolf Point home on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Ricker appeared before Federal Magistrate Jerry Schuster yesterday on a criminal complaint charging her with the second-degree murder of 46-year-old Gerald Miller. Criminal Investigator Terry Boyd said she struck him with a metal bar, but he declined to release any more detail.

Ricker is being held without bail at the Roosevelt County detention center in Wolf Point. She'll be taken to Great Falls for arraignment in federal court. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

City Council Notes (Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2003 02:01 PM)

The Glasgow City Council met in regular session on Monday and approved the 2003-2004 fiscal year budget. A public hearing was held with no city residents appearing to comment on the budget which totals $4,707,278. This compares with last years budget of $4,443,589. The increased spending is due to a paving project which totals just over $200,000. This money was re-appropriated from last years budget and is being spent this year. Additional money for this year is expected to come from a grant from the federal government for the Glasgow Fire Department. The council also confirmed Jon Bengocha as a city fireman and granted a leave of absence for fireman Kent Murr. The council will also change the city ordinance which does not allow the Glasgow Fire Department to bring on fireman over the age of 35. The council will change that ordinance and will now allow fireman over the age of 35 to join the department.

Sheriff's Deputies break up house party (Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2003 02:01 PM)

The Valley County Sheriff's Department broke up a house party in Hinsdale on Saturday, August 19th and cited four individuals with illegal possession of alcohol. Those cited included 20-year old Jesse Grey, 18-year old Baun Ellsworth, 18-year old Jess Korman and 20-year old Scott Korman. Two individuals were also charged with illegal possession of alcohol and both of those indivduals were under the age of 18. 21-year old Zachary Olson was cited for unlawful transaction with minors and 20-year old Shane Carnahan was charged with D.U.I. Three deputies responded to the party after receiving a complaint from another residence in Hinsdale.

North Dakota man faces drug charges (Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2003 02:01 PM)

A 24-year old Fargo, North Dakota man is facing two misdemeanor drug charges after the Glasgow Police searched a home where he was frequenting. Cole Donahue was arrested on August 12th and charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Glasgow Police had received a tip that there were illegal drugs in the house located at 9B in the Northern Heights Housing Development. The Police then received a search warrant and searched the home and found 1/2 an ounce of marijuana. Also charged in the search was 18-year old Jerilee Hughes who was cited for possessing or consuming alcohol. Both individuals were incarcerated and spent the night in jail and the investigation

Long Run Fights Fire In North Valley County (Posted Thursday, August 14, 2003 08:12 AM)

The Valley County Long Run Fire Department spent Tuesday and Wednesday fighting a fire just south of Opheim in very rugged terrain. The fire burned from 150 to 300 acres and was started when a county road grader hit a rock and sparked the blaze.

Temperatures rose to over 100 degrees as firefighters worked to get equipment around deep crevasses in the grassy hills of northern Valley County.

Crews mopped up the fire on Wednesday evening.

Opheim had two trucks fighting the fire along with two trucks from the BLM and the Long Run Fire Department had three trucks and two water tenders.

Wolf Point Couple Found Guilty In Drug Case (Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2003 09:20 AM)

A Wolf Point couple face up to life in prison, after being found guilty on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana.

Newton and Donna Cantrell are described by authorities as patriarchs of a family-run drug ring, that sold meth and marijuana along the Hi-Line for years.

Sixty-three-year-old Newton and 57-year-old Donna were also were found guilty of doing their business within a thousand feet of a school or federal housing project. And they were convicted of using guns while drug trafficking. Those circumstances could double their punishment.

Six other defendants were also found guilty -- including two women who are Donna Cantrell's daughters and Newton Cantrell's stepdaughters. Two other defendants pleaded guilty earlier. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Lustre Woman Dies In Car Crash (Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2003 06:16 AM)

A 54-year old Lustre woman, Nancy Wall, died Tuesday afternoon in a single vehicle crash 2 miles east of Glasgow on Highway #2.

The car drifted off Highway 2, just east of Glasgow, a little after noon on Tuesday.

She was transported to the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital where she died from injuries suffered during the accident.

Elk & Deer Shot Near Pines (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 05:31 PM)
FWP is looking for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for a shooting spree of big game, which occurred sometime between Friday, Aug 8 and Monday, Aug 11, 2003 off Pines Road in South Valley. Three elk including a cow and two calves, and three mule deer does were wantonly shot and abandoned.

If you have any information, please contact Tip-Mont (1-800-TIP MONT), your local sheriff’s office, (228-4333) or your local Fish, Wildlife & Parks office, (228-3700). Names of Person or persons providing information, can remain anonymous.

Odd Couple Open Friday (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 07:12 AM)

The forces of order and disorder meet head-on this weekend as the cigar-chewing Oscar Madison and the neat-as-a-pin Felix Ungar take to stage at the Fort Peck Theatre in Neil Simon’s comedy hit "The Odd Couple." Theatre veteran Ryan Grigg returns to Fort Peck as Madison and Christopher Kristant appears as Ungar. Curtain time is 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 31.

It is great to welcome these wonderful characters back into our lives. Madison is a newspaper sportswriter who lives alone in untidy grandeur in an eight-room apartment. His wife has recently fled with their children, escaping the climate of clutter he enjoys. Ungar is an old chum whose marriage has just fallen apart. He is distraught and on the verge of collapse until Madison suggests that he move in.

As Felix settles into Oscar’s apartment, he institutes changes that begin to get under – not only sloppy Oscar’s skin, but that of their poker playing pals as well. Oscar’s fraternity-house disarray becomes a comedic contrast to the compulsively neat and meticulous housekeeper and cook, Felix.

" The Odd Couple" is one of the most popular works by playwright Neil Simon. He has an ability to build characters that are loveable and strong by using situations straight out of human frailty to develop humor. The comic freshness of "The Odd Couple" is as relevant today as it was in 1965 when the play opened on Broadway. With grace and artistic skill, Grigg and Kristant will bring these wonderful friends back for an end-of-summer visit.

Grigg has been a popular performer at Fort Peck since he first appeared as the scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz" where the fluidity of his motions made for a wonderful character. Throughout the seasons, he has made many friends here who admire his work and welcome him back. This will be Grigg’s only appearance on the Fort Peck Theatre stage this summer. Recently married to Brittiny Hollow, who served as choreographer for the Theatre for many years, he has purchased the Circle Banner newspaper in Circle where they reside.

Kristant joined the Theatre Company in 2000 when he appeared as Daddy Warbucks in "Annie." Named to leading roles in productions each season since, he appeared as Lancelot in "Camelot" and Lt. Cable in last year’s "South Pacific." He served as costume designer for the 2001 and 2002 seasons, and this year he leads the company as the artistic director. To appear in "The Odd Couple," he relinquishes directing duties to Shawn Newton of Glasgow.
Others appearing in the production are Scott McGee, Nina Buck, Katie Kramer, Tory Seiter, Mike Turner and Shane Ereth. Dana Donovan created the costumes and Alan Hanson the lights and sound.

Tickets for "The Odd Couple" are available at the Theatre box office. An adult admission is $12, a student admission $7, and a senior ticket $10, and seats may be reserved for an additional cost of $5. Call the Theatre at 406-526-9943 for more information.

Glasgow Man Named To 4H Board (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 06:52 AM)

Several new members of the Montana 4-H Foundation board were named during the State 4-H Congress, last month at M-S-U in Bozeman.

New 4-H Board members are Fergus County Extension agent Dave Phillips, of Lewistown, and Jeff Younkin of Glasgow.

Newly elected and re-elected officers include: Jim McDonald of Ashland, who was re-elected president; Lyle Zimmerman of Belgrade, re-elected vice president; Becky Nelson of Great Falls, elected secretary; and Jerry Waltari of Havre, re-elected treasurer.

McDonald is finance director for the Saint Labre (luh-BRAY') Indian School Education Association.

Zimmerman is branch president of First Security Bank in Belgrade.

Nelson is with Foothills Community Christian School in Great Falls.

And Waltari works for Hamilton Consulting. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Corps Begins Dropping River Levels (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 06:49 AM)

The Army Corps of Engineers has begun dropping Missouri River water levels and will be in compliance with a federal judge's order by this evening.

The corps says it had slowed water releases to the minimum flow needed for navigation. The agency will continue gradual reductions until it reaches the amount ordered by a federal judge to protect endangered and threatened bird and fish species.

There were no barge tows on the Missouri River yesterday. The agency had warned barge operators to secure their vessels last week. Barge and farming interests say the corps has an obligation to provide enough water for barges. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Relay For Life Raises Nearly $40,000 (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 06:45 AM)

Northeast Montanans braved warm conditions and some thunderstorms to continue the tradition of Relay For Life on Friday night and Saturday morning.

About $39,500 was raised through the Relay For Life for cancer research.

Governor Martz Appoints Montana Economic Development Advisory Council (Posted Friday, August 8, 2003 08:22 AM)

(Helena) - Governor Judy Martz appointed fifteen members of a newly created advisory council that will provide advice to the Martz Administration concerning economic development matters in Montana. The council will also offer advice regarding microbusiness finance and certified regional development corporation programs.

" I am excited that the council will work to provide focus for our state economic development programs to ensure effective and efficient delivery to our customers," Governor Judy Martz stated. "The Economic Development Advisory Council will search for ways to best utilize available financial resources to help Montana communities and businesses move closer to accomplishing their economic development goals."

The new Economic Development Advisory Council will hold its first meeting on Friday, August 8, 2003 at the Department of Commerce office in Helena. The creation of the council was provided for in House Bill 76 that was passed by the 2003 Legislature and signed into law by Governor Martz. House Bill 76, sponsored by Representative Joe McKenney, was one of four major pieces of legislation brought forward by the Martz Administration in the 2003 legislative session related to economic development.

" The 19 members are a diverse group of Montanans from all corners of the state, who bring a wealth of knowledge and personal experience with economic development, and a strong desire to move Montana forward," Martz said about the appointees.

Four legislative members of the council were previously appointed by legislative leadership and include Senator Don Ryan - Great Falls, Senator Mike Sprague - Billings, Representative Brennan Ryan - Stockett, and Representative John Sinrud - Bozeman.Governor Martz's appointments to the Economic Development Advisory Council include:

Jim Atchison - Executive Director Southeastern Montana Development Corporation - Colstrip
Kathie A. Bailey - Executive Director Snowy Mountain Development Corporation - Lewistown
Evan Barrett - Executive Director Butte Local Development Corporation - Butte
Dave Gibson - Chief Business Development Officer Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity - Helena
Steve Holland - Director Montana Manufacturing Extension Center - Bozeman
Jane Karas - President Flathead Valley Community College - Kalispell
James Klessens - Coordinator Beartooth Resource Conservation & Development - Joliet
Erin M. Lutts - Rural Economic Development Representative Mid-Rivers Communications - Glendive
Tony Rudbach - Assistant V.P. Research and Development
University of Montana - Missoula Mark Sansaver - Executive Director
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribal Enterprise Community - Wolf Point
Mark Simonich - Director Montana Department of Commerce - Helena
Linda Twitchell- Executive Director Great Northern Development Corporation - Wolf Point
Paul Tuss - Executive Director Bear Paw Development Corporation - Havre
Anita Varone - Commissioner Lewis & Clark County - Helena
Elaina Zempel- Executive Director Pondera Coalition for Progress - Conrad

Highway Fatality Victim Identified (Posted Friday, August 8, 2003 08:03 AM)

Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a single vehicle accident near Frazer on Wednesday.

According to Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier, 73 year-old Godfrey Phillip of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, as the driver of the pickup truck that drifted off U-S Highway Two, hit an embankment, and overturned, pinning him inside.

Esterhazy was a prominent hotel owner in Esterhazy, a town about 150 miles east of Regina.

Home Run Pond Notes (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 06:59 PM)
Young anglers will have just one more chance to attend a free fishing clinic at Glasgow’s Home Run Pond.

The class scheduled for Aug. 12 has been cancelled, but the Aug. 19 class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon as previously scheduled. The Aug. 19 class will be the final Tuesday clinic at the pond, located on the east side of Glasgow.

Anglers age 14 and younger can learn about basic fishing tools and tactics, fish identification and other elements of fishing and angler ethics. Volunteer angler education instructors help teach the class, along with personnel from Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

While no organized clinics will be held through the fall, the pond will remain open to fishing to anglers 14 and younger. The pond will be closed to unsupervised fishing through the winter, though it may be open for scheduled ice fishing clinics.

Call FWP’s Andrew McKean at 228-3723 with any questions about the pond or to schedule group use.

Several Fires Reported Wednesday (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 11:22 AM)

The Valley County Long Run Fire Department had a very busy day on Wednesday.

Three fires were called in within 12 minutes Wednesday afternoon. At 2:27pm, a grain field fire was reported on the North Tampico Road. Two trucks responded from Long Run and two from Hinsdale. The blaze burned about 100 acres, and was caused by a bearing going out on a combine.

At 2:36pm, a hayfield fire was reported, 10 miles northeast of Oswego. Two trucks from Valley County, 2 from Wolf Point and 2 trucks from the BIA, who were mopping up the Porcupine Creek fire, responded. About 100 acres and 10 bales of hay burned and the cause was a bearing going out on a baler.

At 2:39pm, a pick-up fire was reported on fire at the intersection of Highway 117 and Highway 2 in Nashua. The city of Nashua responded and put out the vehicle fire.

Then at 8:19 last evening, the Hinsdale Fire Department sent 2 trucks to a fire call south of Hinsdale on the Bridge Road.

At 8:53pm a fire was reported by the trout pond near St. Marie; Long Run and St. Marie responded.

At 9:18pm a fire was reported at the Pete Nyquist ranch, near Lustre.

At 9:24pm a fire was reported near the East Hanson road north of Glasgow; at 10:25 a fire was reported west of Oswego; rain eventually put out those fires.

Fire Marshall for Valley County Dan Carney noted that Long Run had responded to 47 fires this year, slightly ahead of the average by this time of year.

Fatal Accident Near Frazer (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 10:11 AM)

(Frazer-AP) -- The Highway Patrol is reporting a death near Frazer, in Valley County. A 73-year-old man's pickup truck drifted off U-S Highway Two, hit an embankment, and overturned, pinning him inside.Officials are withholding his name until relatives can be notified.

Pioneer Museum Heritage Wall Plaques (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 09:00 AM)

L-R: Donald & Eldora Skolrud and Shirley standing. Eldora is holding the picture of her parents, Arthur and Esther Zeiger. Shirley is holding the picture of Ernest & Hilma Olson, their grandparents. L-R: Erma & Harold Brown with plaque of Erma's parents, Verner & Mary Hartley.


Art was born in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1905. He moved to Montana with his parents in 1910 where they homesteaded north of Hinsdale, Montana. He worked for sheep men around the country. He was also a good mechanic and worked for different ones in that capacity.

He married Esther Olson in November Of 1932. He continued to do mechanic work and then went to work on the Fort Peck Dam. After work there slowed down he moved his family to North Dakota where he worked in the coal mines for four years. They came back to Montana in 1941 where they lived seventeen miles north of Nashua on the Porcupine Creek in the summer and moved to Nashua in the fall for school. They had some livestock and Art continued to work for farmers and ranchers. Esther was a very good seamstress, sewing for the whole family. She also raised a big garden with the help of some of their older children and canned for the winter. They also raised bum lambs and chickens, so fried chicken was always a Sunday meal. Then Art got a job at Fort Peck once again as a carpenter.

They had nine children, the youngest of which was one year old when they were both killed in a car accident in 1951.

Ernest (Ernie) Olson was born on January 14, 1890 in Tjorn, Sweden. At the age of fourteen he came to America alone arriving in New York City in March of 1905. From there he went to Manitoba, Canada and worked for an uncle until he could speak English. He then went to Chicago and worked in the Swifts Packing Plant.

He went back to Saskatchewan, Canada where he homesteaded. He married Hilma Lindberg in 1913. She was born in Waverly, Minnesota on March 18, 1894, later moving with her parents to Canada. Two daughters were born in Canada. In 1917 they moved to Montana north of Nashua on Sargent Creek and homesteaded there. Esther, the oldest daughter, married Art Zeiger and Violet, the younger girl married Leonard Brandt. They were blessed with sixteen grandchildren from their two daughters.

The Hartleys moved from Fosston, Minnesota to North Valley County in 1916. V. T. had come out in 1915 to settle, build a house and do what he could to the land. Then going back, he brought his wife, Marie, and baby daughter, Zelda, born December of 1915 along with the older children born to Dad and his first wife who died in 1912. They were Earl, Howard, Lloyd, Lester, Gladys and Erton, leaving behind Homer who had died at birth. Four more children were born of this second union. They were Erma, Velma, Harland and Roland who died at age three.
About 1933 they sold the homestead back to the government and moved to Hinsdale. Facts that forced this move were no school, no crops and a few other unpleasantries. The homestead, by the way, was located eight rniles west of Thoeny and eight miles south of the Canadian border.

Mary Hartley died in January 1937 at the age of forty-six. This left my Dad, the second time, with a young family. 1, Erma, was the eldest at home having just turned thirteen.

The next year of my life was the longest and hardest I've ever spent with trying to cook with wood stoves, contending with kerosene lamps, younger siblings and not knowing much of anything I was supposed to be doing. I learned and fast. After that first year I wouldn't have wanted a step-mother. That is why today I am very sympathetic to both motherless kids and stepmothers. Both jobs are very, very hard. My one salvation was to be lucky enough to be in a little, caring town where everyone helped and helped us keep out of big trouble. My thanks and gratitude to my town.

V. T. died in September of 1951. Five of their sons have also died: Earl, in 1950; Lloyd in
1962; Lester in 1973 and Erton in 1983. Howard is eighty-six, but has had a bad stroke and lives at the Brendan House in Kalispell, Montana.

Gladys and Edd Young five in Lakeside, Oregon; Zelda Garrin in Great Falls, Montana; Erma and Harold Brown in Park Grove, Montana (north of Fort Peck); Velma Reber in Helena, Montana (Paul died in 1985) and Harland and Ann in Stevenson, Wisconsin.

There are thirty-six grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.

Funnel Cloud Reported In Garfield County (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 07:00 AM)
(AP) A funnel cloud was reported in Garfield County, but the National Weather Service says no tornado touchdown was confirmed.

Scott Valone is a Weather Service forecaster in Glasgow. He says the funnel cloud was reported by the county fire marshal about 9:45 last night, near The Pines Recreation Area northeast of Jordan. Valone says conditions prompted the Weather Service to upgrade a severe thunderstorm warning to a tornado watch.

The storm packed lightning, high winds and hail. The lightning sparked numerous fires in the area.

A remote weather station reported winds gusting to 85 miles per hour. A 77-mile-per-hour wind was reported in Jordan. There were no immediate reports of severe damage, but people reported trees down and garbage cans scattered about. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Preliminary Local Storm Report :
National Weather Service Glasgow Mt
0149 Am Mdt Thu Aug 07 2003
Time(Mdt) .....City Location.....State ...Event/Remarks.......County Location....
1039 Pm 13 E Jordan Mt 60 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Garfield
1002 Pm Jordan Mt 77 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Garfield
0943 Pm Glasgow Mt 60 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Valley
0935 Pm Glasgow Mt 70 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Valley
0851 Pm 35 Sw Glasgow Mt 85 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Valley
0835 Pm 46 Sw Glasgow Mt 60 Mph Wind Gust 08/06/03 Valley
0830 Pm 22 Nw Brusett Mt 60 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Garfield
0750 Pm 50 S Malta Mt 1.00 In Hail 08/06/03 Phillips
0635 Pm 8 E Zortman Mt 0.88 In Hail 08/06/03 Phillips

Highway 2 To Be Renamed To Honor Regiment (Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2003 09:18 AM)

US Highway 2 in Montana will be named the 163rd Infantry Regiment Heritage Highway, in honor of the unit's accomplishments. A formal unveiling ceremony will take place at the junction of US Highway 2 and MT State Road 24, just east of Glasgow, Montana at 1:00 p.m. on August 15, 2003. A no-host reception at the local Veteran's Center in Glasgow follows the ceremony.

In April of this year, the Montana Legislature unanimously passed Senate Bill 413, designating Montana's portion of U.S. Highway 2 in honor of the regiment. Montana Senator Sam Kitzenberg and other members of the Senate Highways and Transportation Standing committee sponsored the bill. Governor Judy Martz signed the bill on April 15, with current and former members of the military looking on.

The current members of the 163rd Infantry Regiment, together with the Montana National Guard and the Montana Military Museum planned the ceremony in honor of those who have served and are serving in the 163rd. All current members of the Montana National Guard, including the Air National Guard can trace their roots to the 163rd. The 163rd served with honor and distinction in both World Wars. Most recently, members of the 1-163rd, one of only two units in Montana to still carry the 163rd designation, served in Bosnia as a part of Stabilization Force 11.

Senator Kitzenberg was the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 413 in the 2003 Montana Legislature. The event is being conducted in Glasgow in honor of Kitzenberg's efforts.

" I am gratified to see this finally come to fruition," said Maj. Gen. John E. Prendergast, Commanding General of the Montana National Guard, "the 163rd Infantry Regiment is the reason we're so successful. The courage, competence and commitment those soldiers demonstrated 60 years ago is the standard by which we're judged today."

Amid Legal Delays, Corps To Drop Missouri River Flows (Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2003 07:27 AM)

(AP) -- The U-S Army Corps of Engineers says it will lower water levels in the Missouri River for three days next week.

A federal judge has ordered a one-month reduction, but the corps delayed, saying it was under a conflicting order from a Nebraska judge to provide enough water for barge shipments.

A federal judge in Minnesota took over the case last month, and now has ruled there is no conflict, so the order to reduce water levels remains in effect.

The case involves a long-standing dispute on how the Missouri River should be managed. Conservation groups and upriver states -- including Montana -- want water for species protection and recreation. Downriver states and farming interests want sufficient water levels for the barge industry. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Fire Danger Continues High In North Central Montana (Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2003 09:07 PM)

Wildland fire restrictions will continue on federal, state and private lands in the Lewistown Restrictions Area of north central Montana.

Stage 2 restrictions are in effect for the entire Lewis and Clark National Forest, all lands in Liberty and Wheatland counties, and private lands within the National Forest boundary in Chouteau County.

All other lands in the area are under Stage 1 restrictions. This includes federal, state and private lands in Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Chouteau, Judith Basin, Fergus, Petroleum, and Golden Valley counties.

Stage 1 prohibits all campfires or charcoal fires outside of a developed recreation site, and all smoking outside a vehicle, a building, a developed recreation site, or in a cleared area at least three feet in diameter. Stage 2 continues the smoking restrictions and prohibits all campfires and charcoal fires. Only gas or LPG stoves are allowed for cooking.

Stage 2 also prohibits driving off designated roads with any motor vehicle.
In addition, under Stage 2, operations involving blasting, welding or using an internal combustion engine outside of developed areas are limited to the hours between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. This time frame is known as “hoot-owl” restrictions. During these times temperatures are lower and humidity is higher, thus lessening the fire danger. The public is urged to use caution when working or recreating in any vegetated area.

When camping carry an axe, a bucket and a shovel as a safety precaution. If a campfire is allowed never leave it unattended, and always douse it thoroughly before leaving. Spark arresters are required for all chainsaws, motorcycles, ATVs or other internal combustion engines.

Anyone who causes a wildland fire, whether intentionally or through negligence, may be held financially liable for damages and costs of suppressing the fire.

The Lewistown Area Restrictions Group coordinates fire restrictions on federal, state and private land in the Lewistown Restrictions Area, covering north-central and extreme northeastern Montana. The group includes representatives from the Forest Service; Bureau of Land Management; Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation; Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the counties of Liberty, Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Chouteau, Judith Basin, Fergus, Petroleum, Wheatland and Golden Valley.

For more information, please contact the Bureau of Land Management at 406-538-7461; C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge at 538-8706; Lewis and Clark National Forest at 406-791-7700; Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation at 406-538-7789; your local office of Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks or your local fire department or sheriff’s office.

Relay For Life Schedule (Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2003 08:03 PM)

Tentative schedule for 2003 NE Montana Relay for Life at the Glasgow High School Track

August 8

5:00 Luminaries will be sold
5:15 Team registration to start
5:30 Relay gift store opens

6:00 Survivor reception/Registration and receive t-shirts

7:00 Opening ceremonies including prayer by Rev. Jay Ashbaucher, presentation of colors by Girls Scouts, and National Anthem by Brad Persinger.
The Flame of Hope to be lit before the survivors take their victory lap
 Kirbi Siewing - "Angels in Waiting"
Parade of Teams
8:00 Lindsey Iwen - "There You'll Be"
Nancy Etchart - Speaker
Relay Idol Talent Contest
10:00 Luminary Ceremony to include lighting of the candles
Joyce Combs "Amazing Grace"
Arnold Hill testimonial
Jeffrey Sather - "I Miss My Friend", "I Believe", "Pure Country"

12:00 Midnight Meal with Subway sandwiches,chips and drinks
Joe Rennick and Dave Pippin

August 9

6:30 a.m. "Revelry" - Brad Persinger
Linsdey Iwen - "National Anthem, "America the Beautiful"
"Bring on the Rain"
Joyce Holter Collins - Vocal/Guitar

BREAKFAST - fruit, donuts, milk, juice & coffee

8:00 MRRJ - vocals/guitars (Mary Jo Barnes, Audree Garsjo, Joe Rennick)
8:30 Audree Garsjo - "Amazing Grace"
Jessica Jimison - vocal

9:30 Monica Garten - speaker

10:30 Final Team Lap
Closing Ceremonies

Eight Arrested On Drug Charges (Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2003 08:03 AM)

The Valley County Sheriff's Department has announced that eight people have been arrested on drug charges as the result of an investigation that took place by the Big Muddy Drug Task Force, Valley County Sheriffs Department and the Glasgow Police Department.

The arrests took place on August 1st when the Glasgow Police and VCSD executed a search warrant at 815 11th Avenue North in Glasgow. The VCSD also told Kltz/Klan that the investigation continues.

Those arrested include:

Darin Aliperto-charged with felony possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell.

Jamie Aliperto-charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell.

Misty Heringer-charged with felony criminal sale of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs.

Eli Sisson-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

James Keller-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs.

Sean Garcia-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs.

Derek Hughes-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sara Crater-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs.

Relay For Life Display At Former Adrian's Building (Posted Monday, August 4, 2003 01:16 PM)

Check out the Relay for Life display in JKW Properties building (formerly Adrian's store). Included in the display are luminaries in memory of people that have died since the August 2002 Relay, either as a direct result of cancer or had been afflicted by cancer during their lifetime. Although this is only a portion of such deaths in the northeast corner of Montana, it is startling to see how many friends and family members we have lost in one year.

Luminaries to be displayed at the Relay for Life can be purchased by contacting Brenda Leckie at 228-4246, to honor someone who has or had cancer or in memory of someone lost to the disease (at any time in the past to the present).

Also on display this week will be a Tree of Life, bearing the names of cancer survivors. It may not carry the names of all cancer survivors in our area, but we hope to see ALL of the survivors at the Relay on Friday, August 8th, for the survivor lap and reception. Contact Monica Garten at 228-2392, or Terri Ellsworth at 364-2232, or be at the Glasgow High School between 6:00-6:45, to register.

Rehberg Announces Air Service Funding (Posted Monday, August 4, 2003 01:14 PM)

Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today announced guarantees that will continue funding Montana’s Essential Air Service (EAS), including Glasgow.

“ In the face of an overall scaling back of Essential Air Service across the lower 48 states, we were able secure continued funding for Glasgow with no local match requirement,” Rehberg, a member of the Committee said. “Our state is disadvantaged when compared to other, more populous states. In short, Montana deserves these air service guarantees.”

Congress authorized the EAS program to guarantee a minimum level of air carrier service to small communities. The Department of Transportation currently subsidizes air service to approximately 38 rural communities in the continental U.S. This year, the Bush Administration proposed that local communities provide matching funds for individual service.

Rehberg, selected by House Speaker Dennis Hastert to serve as one the House Conferees on the panel that reconciles Senate and House versions of EAS reauthorizations, worked to exempt Montana from the matching funds provision.

“ As a result, Glasgow and Montana’s seven other EAS communities [Glendive, Havre, Lewistown, Miles City, Sidney, Wolf Point and, on a seasonal basis, West Yellowstone] will continue to receive the full funding they deserve without the burden of having to pony up local funds,” Rehberg said.

Long Run Called Out Twice (Posted Monday, August 4, 2003 07:08 AM)

On Sunday at 10:53am, Valley County Long Run and Nashua Firefighters were called to the Dayton Cherney farm North of Nashua for a grass fire. This fire grew very fast due to the high winds in the area, low humidity, and high temperature. The fire burned out of control from the Cherney farm and continued to burn west. Out buildings and vehicles were lost due to the fire at the Black Eagle residence northwest of Cherney's.

BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) fire units from Poplar responded as well as a pumper from Roosevelt County. All Long Run trucks were called to this fire and outlying fire departments were notified to be on standby in case of other fires in the county. Area ranchers responded to this fire with water trucks and weed sprayers, along with three Valley County Weed Control vehicles. Glasgow City Firemen were called in under a mutual aid agreement to assist Valley County Firefighters on this fire. Stat Ambulance was called to this fire scene to stand by in case of any injuries to the firefighters, two Montana Fish & Game Officers as well as the Valley County Sheriff and Deputies responded to assist traffic control and fighting this fire. The BIA in Poplar sent a 20 person ground crew by bus to the fire scene. Area farmers brought in tractors with tool bars to dig fire lines around the fire along with a Valley County Road Patrol doing the same.

The fire burned into Porcupine Creek and got into timber. At that time the BIA called in air support from Billings. Four planes responded: a twin engine spotter plane, one heavy tanker, and two medium air tankers. These planes were used until around 8:00 pm as they dropped water and fire retardant slurey on hard to control areas.

Fire crews remained on the scene as of last night. Valley County Long Run would like to thank everyone who assisted in this fire fighting effort. It just goes to show how neighbors can all come together for a common goal! The fire is under control and in a mop up at this time. At this time no estimated size of the fire is available.

Valley County Long Run was also called to a grass fire just north of the rest area 15 miles west of Glasgow on Highway 2 on Saturday afternoon around 4:15pm.

The Montana National Guard Unit from Miles City was in convoy heading for training in Canada when the fire started. They pulled into the rest area and put soldiers on the fire line transporting them by humvees. The National Guard and area ranchers had the fire under control when the two Long Run trucks arrived on the scene. Mop up was complete within one hour.

Valley County would like to thank all the area ranchers and the Miles City National Guard Unit for their help. This fire was caused by a horse's horseshoe hitting a rock, causing a spark which set off the grass fire.

McMichael Wins Dinosaur Cast (Posted Saturday, August 2, 2003 06:15 PM)

Todd Hoelmer Fort Peck Field Station of Paleontology technician, presented Arlie McMichael accompanied by his son, Jacob, with his big prize, the Right Dentary (lower right jaw) from Peck’s Rex, won in their raffle at the Northeast Montana Fair.

Arlie McMichael of Glasgow came out the big “winner” in the raffle held by Fort Peck Paleontology, Inc. during the Northeast Montana Fair, held this past week. He won the cast of the Peck’s Rex Right Dentary (Lower right jaw). Peck’s Rex is the famous Tyrannosaurus rex found in the Hell Creek Formation in McCone County in 1997. The original fossils are now the property of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Other winners of the three free drawings held daily during the fair are as follows: 9 inch Peck’s Rex teeth: Kathryn Andersen, Sheldon McGorman, and Josh McIntyre; Ft. Peck Paleontology t-shirts: Jo Dorsey, Sherri Turner, and Janet Williams; Ft. Peck Paleontology caps: LaDonna Sauer, Ed Fouch, and Lynn Hayward. In the event that we have been unable to notify any of the recipients, if they would please call us at the Fort Peck Field Station of Paleontology 526-3539, OR STOP BY, we will be happy to make their winnings available to them.

We would like to express our thanks to the community for stopping by our booth, entering our drawings and raffle, and purchasing some of our gift shop items and fossil casts.

In other Field Station news, Patsy Clark of Brusett, Montana was the winner of the dinosuar quilt raffle held this summer. The drawing was held on Sue’s Saturday morning show on KVCK the 19th of July.

The quilt was made by Mareta Brusett, Fort Peck Paleontology, Inc. Board Member. A picture of the presentation will be taken at a later date.

Comment Now On Proposed Fishing Regulation Changes (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 08:08 AM)

Streamlining and abbreviating rules, adding waters where live bait fish may be captured and used and reducing trout and ling limits in eastern Montana are among changes being proposed to the state’s fishing regulations.

Fish, Wildlife & Parks is encouraging anglers to comment on these and other proposed changes through mid September. The final regulations will be adopted at the FWP Commission’s October meeting. Final regulations will take effect March 1, 2004 and be in effect through Feb. 28, 2007. In the past, fishing regulations have been revised every 2 years; under this new process, designed to simplify the rules, the regulations will be revisited every 4 years.

The proposed regulations are available now for public review on the FWP web site at www.fwp.state.mt.us. Go to the Fishing page, then look in the right-hand column under “Fishing Reg Revision.” You can also call FWP’s Fisheries Division in Helena at (406) 444-2449 or in Glasgow at (406) 228-3706 for details.

Among revisions proposed for the Eastern Fishing District, which includes all waters in northeastern Montana, are:

Changing the regulation that authorizes 6 setlines with 6 hooks per line through the ice to allowing 6 setlines with 2 hooks per line through the ice.

Changing the regulation that formerly required a setline owner’s name to be attached to require the angler’s name and address or ALS number be attached to the setline.

Designating the first pond at the Corps of Engineers’ Downstream Campground at Fort Peck as a Children’s Fishing Water and open to all youths age 14 and younger.
Adding whitefish to the list of species legal to spear through the ice.
Adding the following reservoirs to the list of lakes, reservoirs and ponds where bait fish may be used or captured:
Blaine County – BR12 Reservoir, Cow Creek Reservoir, Reser Reservoir
Phillips County – Gullwing Reservoir
Valley County – Grub, Gut Shot, Shoot, Triple Crossing, Valley, VR2 and Wards reservoirs, plus all BLM reservoirs in the Willow Creek Drainage

Additionally, Beaver Creek south of Havre has been reopened to the use and capture of minnows, with the exception of the creek upstream of Beaver Creek Reservoir.

Reducing the trout possession limit from 10 daily and 10 in possession to 5 daily and 5 in possession.

Reducing the burbot (ling) limit from 10 daily and in possession to 5 daily and in possession.
Increasing the minimum size of tiger muskies from 30 inches to 40 inches. This revision is designed to insure larger muskies are maintained to control rough-fish populations and to provide anglers with a trophy-fish opportunity.

Another rule change is allowing ice-fishers to spear Chinook salmon and lake trout on Fort Peck Reservoir from December through March. This change was made by the 2003 Legislature and will also go into effect March 1, 2004.

The regulation revision process is designed to simplify the rules, make them easier to understand and obey, and minimize the number of exceptions. A number of rules previous listed as exemptions will now be standardized. They include:

Changing the current “no limit” for northern pike on Fresno and Nelson reservoirs to the standard limit of 10 daily and in possession.

Dropping the seasonal closure on Beaver, Big Sandy, Clear, Cow, Eagle, Little Box Elder and Snake creeks. Under the proposal, these streams would be open to fishing year-round.

Statewide changes include a fee increase for paddlefish tags, from $2.50 to $5 for residents and from $7.50 to $15 for non-residents.

Governor Pledges Support For Amtrak (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 06:30 AM)

Governor Judy Martz today at a meeting with Amtrak Governmental Affairs Director Ray Lang pledged her continued strong support to keep Amtrak's Empire Builder line servicing Montana. The Empire Builder crosses eight Midwestern and Western states along its route from Chicago to Seattle and Portland.

"The Empire Builder is very important to Montana and the Hi-Line," said Governor Martz. "It not only provides good jobs, but it also brings visitors to Montana, provides access to medical service for our rural residents, and gives people another travel option when storms close our highways."

As Western Governor's Association Chair, Martz told Lang she has directed her staff to develop a WGA resolution in support of Amtrak passenger service that she will present to her fellow Western Governors at their annual meeting in Big Sky, Montana this fall. Martz stated that she is pleased with Amtrak's recognition of the importance of national passenger rail routes such as the Empire Builder.

However, she expressed concern that proposed decreases in federal funding could reduce or eliminate funding for the route. The Governor pointed to the results of a recently completed state study as evidence of the importance of the Empire Builder to Montana's economy.

The study, which was sponsored by the Montana Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, and Transportation, concluded that the Empire Builder contributes approximately $13 million annually to Montana's economy. The study also noted that ridership and related economic benefits could be even greater if Amtrak had enough passenger cars to meet the demand for Empire Builder seats.

"As this study shows, Amtrak plays a vital role in the service of this state," Martz said. "We will leave know stone unturned and will do everything in our power to convey that message to our Congressional delegation. Our economy would suffer a serious blow if the Empire Builder were shut down."

The meeting between Governor Martz and Amtrak's Lang came at the end of a weeklong series of Amtrak meetings with Hi-Line mayors and other local officials about the future of the Empire Builder. The Empire Builder will celebrate 75 years of service in 2004. With 12 stations in Montana alone, the Empire Builder had Montana boardings and deboardings of nearly 110,000 in 2002.

For more information on the study of the Empire Builder's economic benefits to Montana, please call (406) 444-7646. The information is also available online at www.mdt.state.mt.us.

Glasgow Man Sentenced On Sex & Drug Charges (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 06:26 AM)

Trent Kinzell appeared in state district court on Wednesday for sentencing hearings on two cases before District Court Judge David Cybulski of Plentywood.

The first case involved three felony charges of sexual intercourse without consent. Kinzell and his attorney Terry Toavs of Wolf Point had entered into a plea agreement with Valley County Attorney Ken Oster on these three charges. Montana law states that if convicted of felony sexual intercourse without consent the defendant must serve at least two years with the Montana Department of Corrections and could be sentenced to life imprisonment.

Judge Cybulski waived the two year minimum prison sentence and sentenced Kinzell to a 12 year suspended sentence. Kinzell must also serve 30 days in the Valley County Jail and pay $4,142.48 in restitution to the victim. He must also register as a sex offender wherever he resides.

Kinzell also was sentenced in a separate case involving the sale of dangerous drugs. Kinzell entered into a plea agreement on a count of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. Judge Cybulski sentenced Kinzell to 8 days in the Valley County Jail and gave him a 5-year deferred sentence. Kinzell was also fined $1500 with a portion of the fine going to the drug forfeiture fund administered by Valley County and the City of Glasgow.

Glasgow Man Charged With Theft (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 06:23 AM)

22-year old Glasgow resident Aaron Cooper has been charged with misdemeanor theft involving a motorcycle that was reported missing on June 20th. According to the Valley County Sherrif's Department, Cooper has been charged with using and concealing the motorcycle from the owner. Cooper was officially charged on July 27th.

He will make an initial appearance in Justice Court on August 6th.


August Obituaries

Kathryn Isobel Quam

Kathryn Isobel Quam, 85, of Glasgow, MT passed away on Friday, August 29 at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, MT from natural causes. Services will be Wednesday, September 3 at 2:00pm at the First Luthern Church in Glasgow, MT with Reverand Martin Mock officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Isobel Quam, devoted and beloved wife of Clifford Quam of Frazer. Kathryn Quam, born February 16, 1918, to Martin and Frances Lien in Pelican Rapids, MN. Kathryn lived most of her life in Frazer, MT, where her parents came to homestead. She was among the early graduates of Frazer High School and a life-long member of St. Paul Luthern Church, wehre she was confirmed at age 16 by Pastor Gerhard Frost. After the closure of St. paul in 1983, she and Cliff became members of Our Redeemer's Luthern Church in Nashua, MT. Under the guidance of her piano teacher and mentor, Florence Friedlund (who also became a teacher for her children), Kathryn developed her passion for music. In her father's business, Lien Motor Sales in Frazer, she clerked, drove cars to and from Minnesota, kept books and helped collect bills. She attended St. Olaf College in Norhfield, MN, transferring to the University of Minnesota in MN, where she graduated in 1939 and with a B.S. in Early Childhood Development.

Following college she taught Kindergarten and Glee Club at Mahtomedi, MN, where she met fellow teacher, Clifford Quam. After their engagement, Cliff nearly lost Kathryn to tuberculosis; but with his help she recovered, and they were married in 1942. During WWII, Cliff's work as a civilian instructor with the Air Force took them to St. Louis, MO and Sioux Falls, SD>

Following the war, Kathryn and Cliff moved to Frazer with their infant daughter, Ann, where Cliff joined Kathryn's father in business. Three more children, Bob, Jon, and Tom, were added to the family while they lived in Frazer. Kathryn continued to share gifts of faith and music with family, friends, worshipers, choir singers and piano students. Her life sang in her service as accompanist for church, school, junior and senior chiors and community gathering. She maintained a life-long passion for writing witty and soul-searching letters to her friends and family. She found time for the magic of picnic suppers in the cottonwoods by the Missouri river, and for marathon conversations accented with bursts of laughter over waffles cooked at the table with family and friends. Her collection of "friendship" tea cups were put to frequent use for coffee and a "good visit". She loved her travels with Cliff, in trailer camping with their young family, and later in many RV adventures: camp-outs at Fort Peck and trips to see friends and family from Alaska to Florida. Her dat bars, and her pickled beets, crab-apples and green tomatoes remain family legends.

Kathryn's gifts for teaching were again excercised when she tutored a disabled Frazer student from 8th grade through graduation. She also found joy as caregiver to both her parents in the last years of their lives. Her life with others reflected in her "tickled to see you" smile, masked only in her final few years by Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Frances, and by a stillborn granddaughter, Kathryn Ann. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clifford, of Frazer, daughter Ann Quam Haakenson, Rapid City, SD; grandson Haakon Haakenson, a student of Carroll College, Waukesha, WI; sons Robert Quam, Billings, MT, Jon Quam, Washington D.C. and Thomas Quam and his wife.

Worship with Holy Communion celebrating Kathryn's life and witness will be at First Luthern Church in Glasgow, MT on Wednesday September 3, 2003 at 2:00pm.

Darlene D. Lone Fight Belgarde

Darlene D. Lone Fight Belgarde, 56, of Brockton, MT passed away on Tuesday, August 26 at the Billings Deaconess Hospital in Billings, MT from cancer. Wake service will be Friday, August 29th at 7pm at the Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton, MT. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 30th at 11am at the Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton, MT with Reverand June Lockwood officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene D. Lone Fight Belgarde left this world to be with all Gods Angels. Darlene was born on November 23, 1946 to Lavina Rescette and Jack Lone Fight in Fort Kipp, MT. She spent her time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She was born and raised on the Fort Peck Reservation and later moved to Denver, CO. She made Wolf Point, MT her home with her companion Sam Garcia of Wolf Point, Pepe (her dog) and Little Man (her cat). She is survived by her daughter, Darla Belgarde and husband Fred Crowe of Brockton, a son, Curtis Belgarde of Poplar, 2 special step-children, Brenda Bauer of Poplar and Byron Bauer of Wolf Point, her mother-in-law, Rita Belgarde of Brockton, 6 brothers; Wade White Body, Elgin White Body, Donald Lone Fight, Franklin Lone Fight, Kevin Fox, and Paul Fox all of Newtown, ND, 4 sisters; Carrie Brokovski of Turtle Lake, ND., Clara Bow Smoker of Wolf Point, 2 sister-in-laws; Judy Johnson of Brockton, Rae Belgarde of Brockton, 1 brother-in-law, Kermit Belgarde, 4 grandchildren; Cara and Jarid Fast Horse of Brockton, Bo Stanley Crowe and Tosheena Crowe of Brockton, 1 great granddaughter, Kayleigh Fast Horse of Brockton. She is proceeded in death by her husband DeWayne E. Belgarde of Brockton and her parents, Jack Lone Fight Sr. and Lavina Rescette, 2 brothersw; Jack Lone Fight Jr. and Harry Bow Jr., and 8 sisters; Inez White Owl, Genieva Aho, Theresa Bluhm, Allison Lone Fight, Margie Black Hawk, Irene Lone Fight, Lavita Marie Bow, and Mary Ellen Bow.

Pallbearers: Johnny Bird, Rodney Todd, Byron Bauer, Charles Silk, Gerald Melbourne, Terry Conklin, Kyle White Owl, Franklin Lone Fight, James White Body.

Honorary Pallbearers: All her friends and relatives that knew and loved her

Norman Hopstad

Norman Hopstad, 77, of Glasgow, MT passed away on Wednesday, August 20 at the Veterans Medical Center in Portland, OR. Services will be Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at the Highland Cemetary with Reverand Martin Mock officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

In loving memory, Norman Hopstad passed on August 20, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Doris, one son, Kyle and his wife Mary of Billings, MT; three sisters, Thelma Dostert and Margaret Rorvik of Glasgow, MT and Ruth VanKoten of Helena, MT; and grandchildren Jerret Hopstad, Luke Hopstad, Daniel Kaercher and Brooke Kaercher; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born on December 22, 1925, he grew up as an athletic farm boy on the northeast Montana praries. He enlisted in the Armer to serve WWII. After serving on the European front, he married Doris on March 8th, 1947. He retired after 39 years at Alcoa Aluminum in Vancouver. He passionately coached baseball; little leage and Babe Ruth, and was a fan of all sports; including snow skiing at age 71! During retirement he enjoyed his family, his dog, travelikng, rose gardening, constructing, gambling, dancing, hunting and fishing. He was a great man.

Kevin M. Long

Kevin M. Long, 44, of Fort Peck, MT passed away on Thursday, August 21 at his brother's home in Nashua, MT from cancer. Services will be Sunday, August 24, 2003 at the Bell Chapel at 2p.m. with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Kevin Long was born July, 22, 1959 in Wolf Point, MT to Wilbur V. Long and Betty Long. He is survived by his father, Wilbur Long of Fort Peck, MT; brother's Jay Long of Nashua, MT and Joe Long of Aberdeen, SD; and his maternal grandmother Evelyn Hamill of Burke, VA.

Nancy Marie Wall

Nancy Marie Wall, 54, of Lustre passed away on Tuesday, August 12 from a car accident just east of Glasgow. Services will be Saturday, August 16 at the Lustre EMB Church at 2p.m. with Reverend John Skillman officiating. The burial will be at the Lustre EMB Cemetery. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy was born on May 26, 1949 in Missoula to Harvey A. McDonald and Anna Maxine (Vicain) McDonald. She was raised in Frenchtown and graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1967. She graduated from Western Montana College in Dillion. On May 23, 1970 Nancy married Dwain Wall in Frenchtown. They lived in Lambert for two years before moving to Lustre on the family farm. Nancy taught school at the Lustre, Frontier and Frazer Schools. She enjoyed quilting, reading and cooking. She was also active in the FMB Church and Sunday School, was a 4-H leader, belonged to the ADK (Teachers Organization) and was a member of WIFE.

Survivors include: husband, Dwain Wall of Lustre; children, Steven D. Wall of Bozeman, Heidi A. (Matt) Burns of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and their child Joseph Burns, Gretchen M. Wall of St. Paul, Minnesota, Heather N. (Robert) Atienza of West Covina, California and Katrina C. Wall of Lustre; sister, Marcia (Ray) Cline of Fernandino Beach, Florida; and her mother, Anna Vicain McDonald of Missoula.

She was preceded in death by: her father, Harvey A. McDonald Sr.; brothers, Harvey A. McDonald Jr. and Bobby G. McDonald; and an uncle, Gilbert Vicain.

Pallbearers include: Richard Denny, Eldon Unrau, Timothy Wall, Ranmond Cline, Jack Conatser, James Petersen, Daniel Burns and Harold Dean Blount.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Roger Wall, Chance Hammer, Lester Vicain Jr., John Vicain, John Wall, Thomas McDonald, Reverend Gayle Fisher, Raymond Rahn and Norman Teichrow.

Cecil G. Toftness

Cecil G. Toftness, age 83, died peacefully, after a long illness, on Monday, August 11 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in California which he shared with his late wife, Chloe, for almost 50 years. Services and interment will be Monday, August 18 at 11a.m. at the Highland Cemetery with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil was born in 1920 in Glasgow to homestead farmers. He graduated from Glasgow High School during an era lacking future promise. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1938 as an enlisted man eventually to receive his officer commission and final duty assignment as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Ptarmigan, one of the lead minesweepers into Tokyo Bay upon the Cessation of Hostilities. Moving to Southern California, Cecil received his law degree in 1954 and later relocated his "Toftness Law Office" to Malaga Cove Plaza, close to his home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula that he & Chloe cherished so much. A member of the Palos Verdes Golf Club...he never played golf. His contribution as a "nonplayer" was simply to improve the golf course and club house facilities as an asset to the City of Palos Verdes Estates. With business associates, he joined in the development of landmark office buildings and community centers on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and was active throughout his life in these enterprises. He and Chloe created and personally endowed educational trust funds for their respective high schools, namely, Glasgow High School Educational Trust Fund in Montana and the Joaquin Bessie Vincent Trust Fun in Maui, Hawaii. The main library in Glasgow High School has been named in Cecil's honor. He was one of the founding supporters of the Richstone Center, an organization that has contributed so much to the prevention of child abuse.

He is survived by his nephew, Roger Van Remmen, and countless friends which he considered his extended family. He will always be remembered for his generosity, good nature and enduring compassion for his fellow man. He shall be sorely missed by all he knew and loved him.


Eulane M. Quiring

Eulane Mae (Stenbakken) Quiring, 67, of Nashua, MT passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 2 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born the daughter of Bernard and Myrtle (Berg) Stenbakken of Nashua in the family home on February 1, 1936. After her mother died unexpectedly when she was only 10 years old, she began her career as a caregiver, helping her father with her younger siblings. She adored her father, a Norwegian immigrant who was a local businessman and former mayor of Nashua. She attended Nashua schools and graduated from Nashua High School in 1954. She was active in school choir and band. She married Howard B. Quiring of Nashua on November 20, 1954 at the First Lutheran Church in Nashua, which was renamed Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in 1961.

Eulane was an active, lifetime member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, where she was especially involved in the education and music programs. She was a member of the church choir and played organ and piano for services for over 25 years. She also was a substitute organist and pianist at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Fort Peck Lutheran and Bethel Lutheran in Grain. She also sang in the choir at Love of Christ Lutheran in Mesa, AZ. She played in a bell choir that performed at numerous churches in the Phoenix, AZ area (where she and her husband spent most winters since the early 1980's) and joined other musicians in weekly "jam sessions" playing the piano and singing.

She was active in the Nashua community, planning and working on the three-year landscaping project for the Nashua Senior Center. Eulane was also active in the organization, Women in Farm Economics (WIFE) that promotes agriculture.

She was a lifetime homemaker and loving wife and mother. In her early years of marrieage, she drove shool bus in Nashua and worked in the school cafeteria. For many years, Eulane also taught piano lessons to children in the Nashua area. After her children graduated, she worked for an area radio station for a short time and took advanced educational classes. She enjoyed music, quilting, sewing, handicrafts, genealogy, collecting antiques and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren and many friends and relatives. In 2001, she was instrumental in locating a used organ at a Lutheran church in Coon Rapids, MN that was later donated and installed at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Eulane was outgoing and enjoyed visiting with and helping people, and valued her very close relationships with friends and family. She lovingly guided her children with life lessons and wisdom. She touched many lives. Her heritage was extremely important to her and thus, it was a life-long dream to travel to Norway. In 1190, she was thrilled to finally be able to travel to her ancestral homeland with her duaghter, Diane.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Myrtle (Berg) Stenbakken in 1946 and father, Bernard Stenbakken in 1961, and her three brothers, Bernard, Jr. in 1956, Ryamond in 1934 and Donald in 1951.

Survivors include: her husband, Howard of Nashua; sisters, Ardis House of Winnemucca, NV, Darlene Durell of Nashua, Marlys Urdahl of Libby, MT; daughter, Diane Quiring of Fort Collins, CO; sons, Steve Quiring and his wife, Elaine of Eagle, CO, Daryl Quiring and his wife, Lillian (and son, Dameron) of Durango, CO; Russell Quiring (and daughters, Megan and Chelsey, and son, Alexander) of Andover, MN; and Ronald Quiring and his wife Minnie (and sons, Benjamin and Thomas) of Beaverton, OR; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and relatives. In addition to her husband, her sisters Darlene and Marlys lovingly helped care for her until her death. She also leaves behind many wonderful friends. She is greatly missed.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 9 at 10am at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Nashua Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the Eulane Stenbakken Quiring Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 503, Nashua, MT, 59248. Funds will be distruted to Our Redeemer Lutehran Church and ALCASE (Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education.) ALCASE is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated solely to helping people with lung cancer, and those who are at risk for the disease, improve the quality of their lives through advocacy, support and eduaction.

Esther D. Zeiger

Esther D. Zeiger, 78, passed away on Wednesday, August 6th at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services will be Friday, August 8th at 10am at the Hinsdale Legion Hall with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. The burial will be at the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Esther D. Zeiger was born in Hinsdale on Ocotober 25, 1924 to Henry and Mollie (Kesie) Weasa. She was raised on the family farm 16 miles north of Vandalia. She attended the Richter School in grade school, then graduated from Hinsdale High School. She worked in Wolf Point as a waitress in the Sherman Hotel. Esther and George Zeiger were married on April 7, 1945 in Wolf Point. She and George both worked for the Funk Ranch north of Hinsdale, where Esther cooked. She always worked on their farm. Esther enjoyed gardening and there was never a weed in it. She enjoyed her chickens and other farm chores, and she was a great cook. She sewed, patched, mended and darned socks. Her husband, George, died in 1990.

Survivors include: son, George Zeiger of Saco; daughters, Louise Kuki and (Bill) of Hinsdale, Mary Wiers and (Frank) of Glasgow, Evelyn Cornett and (Ivan) of Dayton, Oregon, Carol Forbes and (Pete) of Saco; sister, Lorraine Hellstern of Sun City, Arizona; brother, Bob Weasa of Hinsdale; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: son, Bill; one grandchild, Lynn; two brothers, Art and Hank.

Clarence R. Simpson

Clarence R. Simpson, 75 yeras, a retired rancher and cemetery caretaker, died Sunday, August 3, at the Phillips County Hospital of natural causes. Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Wednesday, August 6th at the Saco United Methodist Church with interment in the Grandview Cemetery at Saco. Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include: sister, Hazel Woodall of Saco; brothers, W. Elwood Simpson and Larry Simpson both of Saco, Irvin Simpson of Malta; numerous nieces and nephews.

Clarence was born June 9, 1928 at Hinsdale, the son of Wlater E. and Grace H. (Zieger) Simpson. He was raised on the family ranch in the Bowdoin area. Clarence attended schools in Bowdoin and Saco. After school he worked with his father on the family ranch. He married Eleanor Tjaden in 1974 and they divorced in 1985. Clarence worked at the Grandview Cemetery in Saco after retiring from the ranch. He enjoyed reading and repairing lawnmowers and small engines.

Draven Mingan Stevens

Draven Mingan Stevens, 7months old, passed away from heart failure on Friday, August 1 at his home in Nashua. Services will be Tuesday, August 5th at 12noon at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow. The interment will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Draven Mingan Stevens was born on December 12, 2002 in Glasgow to Mike Stevens and Kimberly Kano. Draven liked his puppy, Kian Pepper, and his blue bear. He liked to throw his bottle, throw toys, pull hair and stick his tongue out. He loved people and he enjoyed life.

Survivors include: parents, Michael Stevens and Kimberly Kano of Nashua; grandparents, Tami and Lloyd Treese of St. Marie, Jan and Richard Kano of Claremount, California; great grandparents, Nona Bemis of St. Marie, Hazel Bemis of Bellingham, Washington, Agnes and Bob Jones of Hemet, California, June and Harriet Kano of Hanapepe, Hawaii; great great grandmother, Leona Holthus of St. Marie; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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