Montana's Congressional delegation agreed earlier this
year to work together to secure $8 million dollars in funding for the
Fort Peck Warm Water Fish Hatchery.
On Sunday, December 29th, the Long Run Fire Department was called to a house fire at 5:20 pm. The house was located 4 miles west of Oswego.
Roosevelt County Rural Fire, and Nashua also responded along with Fort Peck Tribal Police and the Wolf Point Ambulance. Two residents were taken by ambulance to Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point to be examined for smoke inhalation.
The fire was contained to one room in the house. The cause of the fire appeared to be electrical. All fire department units cleared the fire scene at 7:30 pm.
Free rides are available for those who indulge a bit too much for New Year's Eve. Alvie Hallock of Earl's Body Shop is offering free PRE-wrecker service before the wreck occurs; anyone who needs a safe ride home will be driven safely home along with their vehicle within a 5 mile radius of Glasgow. Call Alvie at 263-1304, White Indian at 939-0533 or Fuzz at 263-0933, or contact the Valley County Dispatch Center at 228-4333.
Donations are welcome but not required.
Plan to attend one of three public meetings in Region
6 this month or write your comments on proposed changes to next fall’s
big-game hunting seasons in northeast and north-central Montana.
The Glasgow Police Department continues their crackdown
on under-age drinking in the city.
The Montana High School Association has turned down
Glasgow's request to add girls tennis to it's sports programs.
(AP) The smallest hospitals in Montana got an early Christmas gift. The federal government has announced it will add more flexibility to staffing requirements for so-called Critical Access Hospitals, which serve remote areas. Under the proposed change, registered nurses will once again be allowed to serve as relief medical providers at hospitals with fewer than ten beds.
The state must first approve the arrangement, and one who hopes it will is Dan Muniak, a physician assistant and sole medical provider at the Garfield County Medical Center in Jordan. He says the rule change was announced last Thursday, but probably won't take effect until March.
There are more than 400 Critical Access Hospitals nationwide. Only six of them are staffed by just one medical provider, and four of those are in Montana. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
The Valley County Commissioners have established a fire season for 2003, starting with January 1st and running all year through through December 31st, 2003. No person shall start any open fire within the county protection are without first obtaining an official permit to ignite or set fire from the Valley County Sheriff's office.
Violation of a closed fire season is a misdemeanor. For more information or a permit, contact the Law Enforcement Center at 228-4333.
On Monday and Tuesday evening, December 23rd and 24th,
Valley Public TV will show Santa and all the children’s visits
with him from the Glasgow Christmas Stroll on Thanksgiving weekend.
Congratulations to our three grand prize winners in the 2002 Santa Cash Pack. Tammy Dunn won $100, Jean Carlson $300 and Nichole Buckles $600 in Chamber Big Bucks on Friday night.
The Block of Bucks program for need children raised $13,313.08. National Guard volunteers stood at Glasgow interstections on Friday collecting the money from area residents.
213 children were signed up for Saturday's shopping for warm winter clothing.
The Glasgow middle school and high school student councils donated $1,250 from the Remembrance Tree project to help Block of Bucks to its total this year. Last year, Block of Bucks raised $12,219.
The Block of Bucks will be held Friday in Glasgow and proceeds
will be used to purchase warm winter clothing for needy children in Valley
Three Glasgow individuals have made initial appearances
in District Court on theft and burglary charges.
The Letters To Santa program with Rod Karst and Lori Dailey has been very busy with kids' Christmas letters this year! The Opheim 1st graders sent in some creative letters, which you can link to below. The program airs daily at 4:05 on KLTZ and Mix-93.
The Valley County Commissioners have leased 3000 acres
of land in Valley County for oil and gas exploration. The 5-year contract
is with Great Northern Gas Company of Denver and will pay Valley County
$2 an acre for the first year of the agreement and $1 an acre for the
Mild weather boosts hunter
success in Region 6 (Posted Monday, December 9, 2002 9:59 PM)
For the past four years the student councils have sold "memory bulbs" for a $5 donation. Then during the holiday season they have filled trees with lights to commemorate those that have passed on. The trees were lighted on Sunday and are located in the vacant lot between McDonald's and the Dairy Queen.
Proceeds from the Remembrance Tree are donated to the
Soroptomist Block of Bucks program to provide warm winter clothing to
Glasgow school superintendent Glenn Monson has announced
his intent to retire at the end of this school year.
The Montana Department of Transportation is planning to hold a public meeting on January 8 at 7:00 PM at the Nashua Civic Center, 705 Front Street, Nashua, Montana.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a proposed project on a section of US Hwy 2 beginning just west of Nashua and extending east for approximately 10.2 miles (16.41 km) in Valley County.
This project will involve resurfacing and widening the existing roadway, replacement of bridges over Porcupine Creek and Porcupine Creek Overflow, modifications to horizontal and vertical alignments and installation of some curbing in Nashua. A new right-of-way will be needed.
For more information please contact Bill McChesney, District Administrator, 503 N River Ave, PO Box 890, Glendive, MT 59330-0890, phone (406) 377-5296 or (888) 689-5296. To arrange special accommodations for persons with disabilities call MDT at (406) 444-9229. For TTY call (406) 444-7696 or (800) 335-7592.
A special thank you from the Pioneer Museum to:
(AP) A California woman visited Glasgow only once, but in her will she gave 650-thousand dollars to a trust fund that provides scholarships to Glasgow High School graduates. It also helps support the school.
The bequest came from longtime educator Maxine Fiedler of Palos Verdes Estates, an upscale suburb of Los Angeles. She died in July at age 87.
She gave the money to the non-profit Glasgow High School Education Trust, largely because of her close friendship with 1938 Glasgow alum Cecil Toftness and his late wife, Chloe.
Fiedler and Chloe Toftness taught in elementary schools in the Los Angeles area beginning in the 1940s. Cecil Toftness and his classmates established the Glasgow trust fund in 1965. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
The Glasgow High and Middle Schools will be holding their annual tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, December 8th at 4 p.m. between McDonald's and Dairy Queen. Proceeds from Remembrance donations will go to benefit the Block of Bucks program.
(Havre-AP) -- The former treasurer of a chapter of Walleye Unlimited was given a three-year deferred sentence, after pleading guilty to taking money from the Havre-based group.
District Judge John Warner ordered Douglas Komrosky to pay 16-thousand-620 dollars in restitution to the local chapter, as part of a plea agreement. Komrosky pleaded guilty to felony theft last month.
The original court complaint said Komrosky was suspected of stealing about 17-thousand-500 dollars from the Walleye Unlimited chapter, and about three-thousand dollars from the Montana Walleye Circuit.
Hill County attorney Dave Rice said the criminal charge of theft from the Montana Walleye Circuit was dropped due to a lack of evidence. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
(AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers says a national drought index gives no indication that moisture conditions will improve in the Missouri River basin anytime soon.
A corps hydraulic engineer, Jody Farhat, says moisture in the basin is significantly below normal.
The most recent estimates, from December 2nd, show mountain snowpack above Fort Peck at 39 percent below normal. It is 21 percent below normal in the Yellowstone River basin from Fort Peck to North Dakota's Garrison Dam. Normally, snow is building in the mountains by this time of year.
Downstream navigation will start with minimum service levels on April 1, if water storage in the six Missouri River system dams remains at lower-than-normal levels. Should dry conditions persist, the navigation season could be shortened by five days. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
City Transfers Economic Money;
Hires Watson As Patrolman (Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2002 9:33 PM
The Big Muddy River Drug Task Force in conjunction with
local law enforcement authorities conducted an investigation to determine
the availability of alcohol to underage persons in northeast Montana.
Mary Ellen Barrett Hicks, 87, passed away on Sunday, December 29th from natural causes in Moyie Springs, Idaho. Services will be Monday, January 6th, 2003 at 2 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow. Burial will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Maryellen was born on January 19th, 1915 in Glasgow to Forrest and Ruth (Jackson) Foust. She attended schools in Glasgow after which she married Wesley Patterson in 1931 in Glasgow. Maryellen remained at home with the family. Wesley preceded her in death on January 29th, 1947.
On November 15th of 1947 she married David Barrett in Glasgow. They made their home in Glasgow and she worked for Sears for many years. David preceded her in death on January 9th, 1979.
On February 8th, 1981 she married Vern Messick in Glasgow and they moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho where they made their home. Vern preceded her in death on October 23rd, 1989.
On April 2nd, 1993 she married John Hicks in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and they have made their home in Moyie Springs, Idaho until Maryellen's death. Over the years she loved to read, help the ederly, sick and foster children, she communicated with family and friends, enjoyed sewing, growing flowers and decorate her home with flowers and loved collecting hats and showing them off. She will be remembered as a loving wife to John and as the "Hat Lady".
Survivors include: her husband, John Hicks of Moyie Springs, Idaho; sons, Ralph Patterson of Aurora, Colorado, Dennis Patterson of Sedro Woolley, Washington, Daniel Patterson of Glasgow; daughters, Martha Stanley of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Ruth Cimino of Mt. Sinai, New York, Margaret Swor of Springfield, Oregon; sister Eva Luse of Glasgow; 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother Melvin Foust, Brother V.M. Foust, husbands Wesley Patterson, David Barrett and Vern Messick.
George "Bud" E. Yager, 67, passed away on Saturday, December 28th due to a long illness at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services will be at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Nashua on Friday, January 3rd at 11 a.m. with Kenneth Nicols officiating. Interment will be at the Nashua Cemetery. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
George "Bud" E. Yager was born on March 6th, 1935 in Wolf Point to John and Martha (Fuhrman) Yager. Bud grew up on the family ranch northeast of Fort Peck, attended McCone City Country School and continued his high school education in Glasgow. Bud married Virginia Bellon May 4th, 1958 and moved to Ft. Ord, CA where Bud served in the Army National Guard. They returned to Montana where Bud worked construction at the Fort Peck Power House. In November 1964, Bud and Virginia made a life together on the family ranch.
Preceding in his death were his parents, John and Martha.
Bud loved farming, ranching, hunting, fishing, looking after his horses and cows. His favorite pastime was to take "the loop" at 2 in the morning to meet with his "coffee buddies". He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviviors include: his wife, Virginia Yager of northeast of Fort Peck; 3 sons, Roger (Sherry) Yager with 3 daughters; Kortney, Mataya and Takira of Maple Grove, MN, Dennis (Nancy) Yager and daughter Kayla of Helena and Toby Yager of northeast of Fort Peck; 2 daughters, Gwyn Gregor with her sons Chris, Jeremy, Jeff Allen and Jae of East Helena, Cindy (Rod) Lorenz with 2 sons Connor and Keaton and daughter Mylee of Billings; 3 sisters, Frances Turner of Flaxville, Betty Hirsch of Fort Peck and Mary Ann Riddick (Dennis) of Glasgow; 1 brother, Henry Yager of Glasgow; many nieces and nephews.
Carol L. Scott, 65, passed away on Friday, December 27th from cancer at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. No services are planned. The burial will be in the Scott Family Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Carol was born on September 9th, 1937 in Glasgow to Roy Jenson and Lucille (Steinmetzer) Jenson. Carol lived in Washington for a few years and then moved back to Glasgow. She attended schools in Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1955. On October 27th, 1954 Carol married Wesley Scott in Nashua. She worked for the County Superintendent of Schools, the South Side School, the Credit Bureau, the Ken Oster Law Firm, and retired from Hurly's Law Firm. She worked and helped manage Scott's Shop and Save for many years. Carol was a secretary of the Valley Ridgerunners, kept time for rodeo contractors of high school rodeos, served as the Rodeo secretary, and enjoyed bowling, fishing, knitting, gardening, and especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include: husband, Wesley T. Scott of Glasgow; 2 sons, Mark Scott of Billings and his wife Sandy, Walt Scott of Helena and his wife Dallas; 1 daughter, Kita Axtman of Glasgow and her husband Gus; mother, Lucille Barstad of Glasgow; 7 Grandchildren, Sonya Axtman of Great Falls, Ryan Axtman of Denver, Stacey Scott of Billings, Shannon George of Billings, Mariah Scott of Billings, Brandi Scott of Helena and Jack Scott of Helena; Great Grandchild, Austin George of Billings; 1 brother, Merle Jenson of Wasilla, Alaska; 4 sisters, Lillian Uphaus of Glasgow, Lois Plenger of Ely, Nevada, Janet Fischer of Billings and Joyce Tetzloff of Glasgow; and serveral nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father Roy in 1955, her brother Mike Jenson and sister Darlene Prokopp.
Lloyd Gerald Rasmussen, 74, passed away on December 25th from complications after open heart surgery at Benefits East in Great Falls. Services will be on Monday, December 30th at 11 a.m. at the Bell Chapel. There will be a private interment. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Lloyd was born on August 2nd, 1928 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota to Hans Christian Rasmussen and Kristine (Mortensen) Rasmussen. He was raised in Bertha, Minnesota. On September 22nd, 1951 Lloyd married Shirley Anne Noyes in Bertha, Minnesota. They resided in Bluffton, MN where they raised three children and their granddaughter Heidi. In 2000 they retired and moved to Glasgow.
Lloyd was a heavy equipment operator, hay dealer, operated beef cattle, and was owner of the Bluffton Powerhouse for 15 years. He was also a charter member of the Bluffton Lion's Club. Lloyd enjoyed fishing, hunting, casino gambling, and spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include: wife, Shirley Rasmussen of Glasgow (married 51 years); 2 sons, Steven Rasmussen (Mona) of Butte and Douglas Rasmussen (Kevan) of Tualatin, Oregon; 1 daughter, Sandra Rasmussen of Brainerd, Minnesota; 5 Grandchildren, Heidi Roggenkamp (Bill), Samara Rasmussen, Shawn McNary, Trevor Rasmussen, Devan Thoe; 3 Great Grandchildren, Justin, Jordyn, Jesse; 1 sister, Elsie McNabb (Herbert) of California; and many nieces and nephews.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his granddaughter Noelle Rasmussen, parents Hans and Kristine, and sisters: Mamie (Ted) Balko, Myrtle (Earl) Callory, Elizabeth (Alfred) Hartwig, and Helen (Joe) Anderson.
Everett Horace Boucher, 93, passed away on Thursday, December 26th from natural causes at the Valley View Nursing Home. Services will be on Monday, December 30th at 2 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Hinsdale with Howard Pippin officiating. The burial will follow at the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Everett was born on September 9th, 1909 in Valley, Washington to Horace Boucher and Catherine Wiehl Boucher. He lived in Washington as a boy and then moved to Hinsdale where he spent the rest of his life. On May 28th, 1933 Everett married Mercedes Olson very near their home in Valley County. She passed away in 1987.
Everett served on the Board of Directors of the ASCS, and for many years as its Chairman. He also served on the Hinsdale School Board, was a Saco Dehy Charter member and served on its Board of Directors, served on the Malta Irrigation District Board, and the Methodist Church Board. He was a house mover and also worked for the Bureau of Reclamation during the depression years. Everett and Mercedes lived in their home west of Hinsdale their entire life where they farmed and ranched. He loved to hunt and loved music and dancing. He used to haul school kids in his grain truck. Everett was a wonderful father and grandfather to his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Mercedes and two brothers, Edgar and Carl Boucher.
Survivors include: 1 son, Dennis Boucher and his wife Roberta of Hinsdale; 3 daughters, Stella Rosenwald of Glasgow, LaVaun Pagett of Rapid City, SD and Beverly Lawson and her husband Bob of Gillette, Wyoming; 11 Grandchildren; 24 Great Grandchildren; and 4 Great Great Grandchildren.
Pallbearers include: John Rosenwald Jr., Marc Aberg, Scott Aberg, Jeff Boucher, Gregg Boucher, Ron Pagett, Steve Pagett and Kyle Lawson.
Idell W. Wood Holter, 79, passed away from natural causes on Saturday, December 21st at her home north of Glasgow. Services will be Friday, December 27th at 2 p.m. at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow with Reverand Dave Rogenes officiating. The burial will be in the Private Family Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Idell was born on September 5th, 1923 in West Point, Georgia to James H. Wood and Willie (Scroggins) Wood. She lived in Georgia through her school years and worked at various jobs through the wartime. She met her husband to be at a U.S.O. dance in West Point. She had many occupations, working as a waitress, cook, receptionist, seamstress, leader, farmwife, gardener of flowers, but most of all wife and mother. Cap and Idell danced through life as life dished out, together.
On June 17th, 1945 Idell married Casper O. Holter at West Point, Georgia. She moved from Georgia to Billings after marriage. Jim, the first son, was born in Billings in 1946. They moved to Glasgow, to the homestead farm and procuced 3 more children, Sylvia in 1949, Curtis in 1952, and Joyce in 1958.
Idell not only shared rearing of her own children but took care of numerous aging family and friends. Many foster children, young and old were cared for and nurtured. She belonged to the Degree of Honor Lodge and Home Demonstration Club. Many Air Force young men found meals and comfort at the Holter farm while away fom their families.
Survivors include: Husband, C.O. Holter of Glasgow; 2 Sons, James C. Holter and Curtis A. Holter, both of Glasgow; 2 Daughters, Sylvia I. Holter-Little and Joyce A. Holter-Collins, both of Glasgow; 1 Sister, Nellie Cust; 1 Brother, Luther Wood; 12 Grandchildren, Kirsten, Page, Dion, Kelly, Kevin-Kassia, Kiefer, Darin-Donabel, Garrett, Dillon, Walker, Mariah and Roland; 5 Great-Grandchildren, Sydney, Issach, True-Angie, Molly and Michael.
Charles W. Lynch, 69, passed away Friday, December 20th from natural causes at the Billings Deaconess Hospital. Services will be Monday, December 23rd at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Glasgow with Reverand Martin Mock officiating. The burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Charles W. Lynch was born in Gloucester City, New Jersey on April 18th, 1933 to Charles William (Pete) Lynch and Olive Helen Carpenter Lynch. He grew up in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester City High School where every year for many years at least one cousin graduated. After high school he worked for C.H. Wheeler near Connie Mach Stadium in Philadelphia where he started his drafting career. he joined the Air Force in 1952 and was in Korea during the Korean conflict. Chuck and Norma were married in 1955. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force he worked for RCA for 16 years and left RCA when the Computer division was closed. While with RCA he traveled the World extensively. In 1974 he joined Family Traning Center as an instructor in drafting and building trades. Chuck and Norma bought the A&W Drive Inn and operated that business until 1986. For the past 18 years he worked at Fort Peck Dam for Western Area Power Administration as a draftsman. He enjoyed the work and the people he worked with, whether at the computer or out in the field figuring out the "as-builts".
Charles was an accomplished sculptor and had spent eight years in art school. His other eduational pursuits were at Drexel Institute in Philadelphia. He also attended Northern Montana college for teaching certification. His hobbies included photography, sports cars and model trains. He truly enjoyed working on the yard, on the small farm they owned and with the horses he had for many years. He was currently serving on the City County Planning Board and as a Trustee of the United Methodist Church in Glasgow.
Preceding him in death were his parents Charles and Olive, a brother, Matthew and his son Daniel Matthew.
Charles is survived by his wife, Norma and two sons, Charles of Redmond, WA and David of Glasgow. He is also survived by a brother Tom and his wife Jean, and many relatives and friends.
He will be missed.
Eleanor A. Shipp, 85, passed away on Thursday, December 12th at the Nemont Manor in Glasgow from natural causes. Services will be at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow on Friday, December 20th at 2 p.m. with Reverand Emory Robotham officiating. The burial will follow at the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor was born on August 20th, 1917 in Hinsdale to Charles Stuff and Anna (Thomas) Stuff. She was raised in Hinsdale on Cache Creek. Eleanor first married to Eddie Spence. She later married Carlo Porteen in 1940 in Hinsdale. He passed away in 1952. She later married Clifford Shipp. Eleanor worked as a ranch wife, motel owner and manager, and she worked in health care as a nurses aid. She loved to dance, to old time music, and to hunt and fish.
Survivors include: sons, Irvin Spence of Seattle, Washington, Carlow Porteen of St. Marie, Marvin Porteen of Great Falls and Douglas Shipp of Billings; 15 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine Cattanah of Grants Pass, Oregon and Leone Keeline of Roseburg, Oregon.
Preceded in death by a son Vernon Spence.
Anna May Renner, 87, passed away from natural causes on December 15th at Valley View Home in Glasgow. Services will be Thursday, December 19th at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Reverand Martin Mock officiating. The burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Anna May Renner was born on September 9th, 1915 in Hanover, Pennsylvania to John and Annie K. Brown. She married Ralph Renner in Glasgow on April 26th, 1947. They lived on a farm in Larslan from 1947 until 1954. They moved to the family farm south of Glentana in 1954 and moved to Glasgow in 1979. Her grandchildren were always first, and she enjoyed gardening and her bus trips.
Survivors include: 1 son, Donald Renner of Glentana; 1 daughter, Dorothy Crandell of Richland; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, Vince Renner of Glentana, Alea Renner of Billings, Luke Renner of Glentana, Lynelle (Crandell)(husband Brian) Amen and great grandson Brysen of Billings, Lisa Crandell of Billings, Tracy Crandell and great grandchildren Braydon and Sara of Minot; 1 sister, Geraldine Miller of Hanover, PA; 3 sister-in-laws, Edith Greenwood of Glasgow, Edna Stannebein of Glasgow and Jeanne Miller of Belgrade.
Clara Johanna (Boston) Sweet, 70, passed away from natural causes on Friday, December 13th at the Nemont Manor in Glasgow. Services will be Tuesday, December 17th at 11 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow with Reverand Dave Rogenes officiating. The burial will follow a the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Clara was born on December 2nd, 1932 in New Deal, MT to George and Olga J. (Olsen) Boston. She was raised in New Deal and Glasgow and attended Glasgow Schools. After high school she worked as a telephone operator in Glasgow and West Glacier. Clara married Harold L. Sweet on December 16th, 1952. They lived in Fort Peck for over 30 years before moving to Jamestown, ND and then to Noxon, MT for 10 years. Clara and Harold returned to Glasgow in 1990. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, yahtzee, and especially playing bingo.
Her husband Harold L. Sweet preceeded her in death on March 18th, 2002.
Survivors include: son, James Allen Sweet of Troy, MT; daughter, Sandra Lea Schakosky and her husband Derrick of Glasgow;, 5 grandchildren, Johnny Emtman, Daniel Emtman, Blake Schakosky, Avery Schakosky, Cody Sweet; 2 sisters, Marion Bailey of Glasgow and Viola Timmerman of Hamilton, MT, 2 brothers, Alan Boston of Anchorage, Alaska and George Boston of Butte.
Hattie Jeanette (Hanson) Arnold, 88, died of natural causes on Tuesday, December 10th at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. Services will be Saturday, December 14th at 2 p.m. at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church with Reverand Martin Mock officiating. The burial will follow at the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Hattie was born on March 9th, 1914 on her father's homestead in Pierce County, North Dakota to John and Olise (Stromme) Hanson. Hattie was the 5th child born and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. As a child, her family moved to the Skogmo area and later to McClusky, ND where she graduated from high school. Hattie graduated from Trinity Hospital Nursing School in Minot, ND in 1938 as a registered nurse. She worked in North Dakota and moved to Glasgow as a Surgical and O.B. Nurse in 1940.
Hattie married Maurice Arnold in 1942 and moved to the ranch north of Hinsdale. It was a busy, fulfilling time raising a family, working the ranch and helping family or neighbors when needed. She was a member of the Lutheran Church, Valley County Cowbelles, Snake Creek School Board, Red Cross and was a Cancer Drive Volunteer. Maurice and Hattie moved into Hinsdale in 1971.
Survivors include: sons, John and Linda Arnold of Hinsdale, Arthur Arnold of Hinsdale, Richard and Christine Arnold of Hinsdale, and Gene and Sherry Arnold of Billings; daughter, JoAn and William Hill of Hermiston, Oregon; 10 granchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Frank of Chicago, IL, Ruth Polson of Lander, WY and Olivia Rhoads of Fairmont, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Arnold, daughter-in-law Carol Arnold, sister Alvena Weber, and brothers John Hanson and Lenoard Hanson.
Robert Floyd died of cancer at his ranch west of Opheim on Friday, December 6th. He was 73. Services will be at the Opheim Lutheran Church on Wednesday, December 11th at 11a.m. with Reverend Mark Kooz officiating, with burial in the Lawndale Cemetery in Opheim. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Robert was born at his homestead west of Opheim in 1929 to Gilbert Ross Floyd and Doris Franks Floyd. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, serving in Korea for 18 months. Robert married Martha Lawrence in 1955 in Opheim.They farmed and ranched their entire life. He was a member of the Montana Stockgrowers and enjoyed flying, was an avid reader, enjoyed cards and games, pool, and loved animals. He especially enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include: his wife, Martha of Opheim; 1 son: Bruce Floyd of Opheim and his wife Samantha; 3 daughters: Teresa Rolfson of Broadus, Montana, and her husband Raymond; Susan Landers and her husband Gary of Lewistown, Montana; Kathy Jones and her husband Troy of Wickenburg, Arizona; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers: Kenneth Floyd and his wife Vivian of Opheim; Ross Floyd and his wife Phyllis of Great Falls.
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