KLTZ/MIX-93 February, 2000 News Archive
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Supco Says State Waited Too Long To Revoke Liquor License (Thu, Feb 28, 2002)

Hatchery Ground Breaking Date Stil Unclear (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

Amtrak Plan Would Hurt Area Businesses (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

Marijauna False Alarm (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

Police Department Investigates Charges Of Sexual Intercourse Without Consent (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

Cabin Destroyed By Fire (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

Glasgow Basketball Player Threatened (Tue, Feb 26, 2002)

Important Wolf Management Discussions Set (Tue, Feb 26, 2002)

FWP Seeks Public Input On Regional Hunting Access Priorities (Tue, Feb 26, 2002)

New License Fee Changes For Residents (Tue, Feb 26, 2002)

Pioneer Museum To Auction Off Picture Plate (Mon, Feb 25, 2002)

Whitewater Student Receives Award (Mon, Feb 25, 2002)

Glasgow Man Dies In McCone County Holding Cell (Mon, Feb 25, 2002)

Ice Fishing Tourney Pictures Posted (Sun, Feb 24, 2002)

Hatchery Ground Breaking Set For July 12th (Sun, Feb 24, 2002)

Fire Grant Workshop Now On METNET Interactive Video Network (Thu, Feb 21, 2002)

Party Chair Says Republicans Support Martz (Thu, Feb 21, 2002)

Secretary Of State To Appear In Glasgow Wednesday (Tue, Feb 19, 2002)

Northern Pike Brings $2000 To Wolf Point Man (Tue, Feb 19, 2002)

Fast Files For Commissioner Spot; Adolphson Runs For School Board Position (Tue, Feb 19, 2002)

Baucus Says He Will Work To Bring Federal Money To Highway Expansion (Mon, Feb 18, 2002)

Baucus Says He Will Work Hard For Air & Rail Service To Continue (Mon, Feb 18, 2002)

Wolf Point Man Sues McDonald's, Says Food Wrapper Had Human Blood (Thu, Feb 14, 2002)

Pioneer Museum Amond Lewis And Clark Grant Awards (Thu, Feb 14, 2002)

Busy Week For Long Run Fire Department (Thu, Feb 14, 2002)

Baucus To Appear In Glasgow Sunday (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)

Study Of Widening U.S. 2 To Go Forward (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)

Chamber Banquet Night Held (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)

Poplar Man To Be Sentenced In Great Falls (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)

Interior To Issue Royalty Checks To Tribes (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)

School District To Face $300,000 Projected Deficit (Tue, Feb 12, 2002)

Carnival And Fair To Be Separate This Year (Tue, Feb 12, 2002)

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Deadline Coming Near (Tue, Feb 12, 2002)

Census Stats For Valley County Online (Mon, Feb 11, 2002)

Baucus To Hold Ag Forum Sunday (Mon, Feb 11, 2002)

FEMA To Hold Workshop In Glasgow (Mon, Feb 11, 2002)

Political Filings Slow Down (Sat, Feb 9, 2002)

School District Receives Asbestos Removal Grant (Thu, Feb 7, 2002)

Prairie Ag Sales & Service Holds John Deere Days (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)

Job Service Holds Open House (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)

Chamber Ice Fishing Contest Is February 16 (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)

Three School Board Positions Open (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)

City Plans To Re-pave Sixth Avenue South (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)

Chamber Banquet Set For February 12 (Tue, Feb 5, 2002)

Glasgow City Council Delays Dry Prairie Decision (Tue, Feb 5, 2002)

Press Releases From The Pioneer Museum (Sat, Feb 2, 2002)

Burns Supports Preserving Amtrak: Amtrak Proposes Cuts In Long-distance Service Without $1.2 Billion From Congress (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)

Governor's Office Of Economic Opportunity Announces Schedule Of Economic Plan 'Input Sessions'Helena (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)

BNSF Inverse Rail Rates Further Disadvantage Montana Producers (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)

Rocky Boy/North Central Montana Regional Water Supply System Forging Ahead (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)

Fair Board Reviews Carvival Options (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)

February Obituaries


Supco Says State Waited Too Long To Revoke Liquor License (Thu, Feb 28, 2002)

(Helena-AP) The state Supreme Court says the Revenue Department waited too long to revoke the liquor license of a Poplar bar owner.

The state Justice Department discovered that Jerry Seaman purchased alcohol in Williston, North Dakota. Some of the bottles were found in his Depot Bar and Casino in Poplar. It's against state law for liquor license holders to possess alcohol not purchased at a Montana liquor store.

Seaman was convicted in January 1997, but it was not until eight months later that the Revenue Department revoked his liquor license. The Supreme Court agreed with District Judge Richard Phillips of Glendive that the delay did not comply with a law requiring immediate revocation of a license in such cases. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Hatchery Ground Breaking Date Stil Unclear (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

(Stan Ozark, KLTZ/Mix-93) Roy Snyder of the United States Army Corps of Engineers has told Kltz/Klan that a firm date has not yet been set for the ground breaking of the Fort Peck Warm Water Fish Hatchery.

Kltz/Klan had reported that the ground breaking would occur during the Montana Governors Cup Walleye Tournament in July but because of conflicts the date might be changed.

Snyder said that members of Montana's Congressional delegation might not be able to be at the groundbreaking on that date so he is looking at other days to hold the ceremony.

The Fort Peck Warm Water Fish Hatchery will be located next to the dredge cuts in Fort Peck. The expected cost of the hatchery is $20 million dollars. Regardless of the date of the groundbreaking, work will begin this summer on construction of the hatchery.

Amtrak Plan Would Hurt Area Businesses (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

(Stan Ozark, KLTZ/Mix-93) Beginning on March 1st Amtrak will consider Minneapolis to Havre as a non-stop for freight and baggage.

This will have a huge effect on Glasgow area businesses that rely on Amtrak to deliver daily freight. One such business is the Glasgow Flower and Gift Shop which receives fresh flowers from Amtrak daily. If business owners needed to pick up freight they would have to travel to Havre to retrieve that freight.

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is working on solving this problem. If you are a business owner in the Glasgow area and use Amtrak for freight delivery, you are urged to contact the chamber and leave the name of your business. The chamber is in contact with both Senator Baucus and Burns in hopes of resolving this issue before it hurts the community.

Amtrak will continue to make stops in Glasgow but no freight will be loaded or unloaded. This will also affect Wolf Point and Malta as no baggage will be loaded or unloaded on these stops. Those two communities will become whistle stops similar to how Amtrak uses the Glasgow station.

Marijauna False Alarm (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

(Stan Ozark, KLTZ/Mix-93) After further investigation the substance that was thought to be marijuana found in a locker room during the District 2-B tournament was a ceremonial grass used by Native Americans.

Kltz/Klan had reported that a tournament official had found a small amount of marijuana in a locker room on Friday night at the tournament. That report had come from the Glasgow Police Department. School Officials contacted Kltz/Klan and reported that the substance was a special grass from the Sweet Grass Hills near Shelby and Havre. The Harlem team had been using the grass as a ceremonial cleansing ritual before their game on Friday evening.

The grass has a distinctive smell similar to marijuana.

Police Department Investigates Charges Of Sexual Intercourse Without Consent (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

(Stan Ozark, KLTZ/Mix-93) The Glasgow Police Department is investigating a charge of sexual intercourse without consent which involves a female under the age of 16.

Glasgow Police Chief Lyndon Erickson told Kltz/Klan that the department received a call on February 22nd from the mother of the juvenile female. She told the department that her daughter had been having a sexual relationship with a male who is in his early 20's. In the state of Montana a minor under the age of 16 can not have consensual sex.

The case is currently under investigation and no charges have been filed and no arrests made. Both the adult male and juvenile female are from Glasgow.

Cabin Destroyed By Fire (Wed, Feb 27, 2002)

(Tip From Mike Boyer) The Darrel Birkland cabin at Fort Peck was completely destroyed by fire early this morning.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning the Fort Peck and Long Run Fire Departments were called to the cabin fire. The cabin was totally engulfed in flames when the first fire engines arrived. Thirteen firefighters and 2 pumpers from the Fort Peck Fire Department and one utility truck from Long Run all responded.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was not determined as of early Wednesday morning. All trucks were back at their fire halls around 5 a.m.

Glasgow Basketball Player Threatened (Tue, Feb 26, 2002)

(Stan Ozark, KLTZ/Mix-93) Glasgow Police Chief Lynn Erickson said it was a relatively quiet weekend in Glasgow even with thousands of people in town for the District 2-B tournament.

There were some exceptions though, as the police investigated a threatening phone call made to a Glasgow basketball player.

Erickson told Kltz/Klan that Sam Brelje received a threatening phone call Friday afternoon at his home. The call was traced to a phone in Outlook, Montana. After a short investigation the police department found that the call was made by a basketball player from Plentywood. The player admitted making the call and told the police he was upset from actions taken during a previous Glasgow/Plentywood basketball game and that's why he made the threat.

After the player admitted to making the threat the basketball coach for the Plentywood team immediately discharged him from the team and sent him home.

The Brelje family dropped the complaint after meeting with the player and the family.

Chief Erickson commended the Plentywood coaching staff for dealing with the incident with professionalism and also with the speed in how it was handled.

Important Wolf Management Discussions Set (Tue, Feb 26, 2002)

(FWP Press Release) Wolf management issues will be discussed at a series of community work sessions Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host in March. The public sessions will be designed to help FWP “scope,” or identify issues to address as the state continues to prepare for the anticipated recovery and federal delisting of Montana’s gray wolf population, a process that could begin early next year.

The sessions will allow participants to offer comments in a variety of ways, including in writing, one-on-one with FWP, and in small group settings where community members can discuss issues as FWP listens to and records each person’s comment. The sessions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at each venue. An informational update is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Community work sessions--and additional one-on-one discussions--will follow the update.

The sessions are set for:
March 5 Glasgow FWP Headquarters; Route 1-2410
March 6 Billings Billings Hotel & Convention Center; 1223 Mullowney Ln.
March 11 Missoula Holiday Inn-Parkside; 200 S. Pattee St.
March 18 Bozeman Holiday Inn; 5 Baxter Ln.
March 19 Dillon USFS Beaverhead Forest Office; 420 Barrett Rd.
March 20 Gardiner Comfort Inn; Highway 89
March 21 Great Falls MSU College of Technology; 2100 16th Ave. South
March 28 Ennis Ennis High School Library
March 26 Kalispell Flathead Valley Community College, Eagle’s Nest Cafeteria; 777 Grandview Dr.

“As we move toward developing a wolf management plan, we want to invite Montanans and others to help us identify the benefits and challenges of managing Montana’s recovered wolf population,” said Carolyn Sime, FWP’s wolf management plan coordinator. Sime said additional sessions are being planned for Butte and Helena.

The effort is part of a year-long process to prepare an environmental impact statement whose proposed action is to develop and adopt a state wolf management plan to use when the wolf is delisted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The community work sessions will be designed to allow Montanans to talk to FWP and for FWP to listen to comments and record issues in a comfortable setting.

“As you’re thinking about the day when the state of Montana will manage wolves, what should FWP consider as it designs a management plan? We’re asking Montanans to help us answer that question,” Sime said.

Comments will also be accepted on-line at FWP’s wolf management link at: www.fwp.state.mt.us. Click on “Montana Wolf Management.”

In anticipation of the wolf’s recovery, two years ago a 12-member Wolf Management Advisory Council--a mix of livestock producers, hunters, educators, environmentalists and other citizens—was charged by former Gov. Marc Racicot to consider a wolf management approach for Montana. The citizen council’s final recommendations are organized in four broad subject areas that address the public interest, public safety, maintaining wildlife populations and protecting the livestock industry.

Sime said the recently released Montana Wolf Conservation and Management Planning Document is based on the council’s recommendations and is the best source of information available on Montana wolf-management issues. The planning document will be presented as a wolf management plan alternative in the draft EIS which is expected to be released for public review in June.

Other alternatives could include a wholly new plan, a modified planning document, or no state wolf management plan. Issues raised during the wolf scoping period will help FWP develop other alternatives, officials said.

The Wolf Management Advisory Council’s documents, and additional information about wolves in Montana, are available on FWP’s website: www.fwp.state.mt.us. Click on “Montana Wolf Management.”

The wolf is currently listed as "endangered" in northwestern Montana under the federal Endangered Species Act and Montana’s own Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act. Wolves in southwestern Montana are classified as "experimental, nonessential" populations under the federal ESA.

An estimated 570 wolves in 35 or more breeding wolf packs exist in the federal Northern Rocky Mountain Recovery Area, which includes Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Eighteen breeding wolf packs, and about 100 wolves, inhabit Montana. Federal wolf managers say a total of 30 breeding pair, equitably distributed in the tri-state recovery area for three years, will trigger the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s official proposal to delist the wolf, a process that could begin in 2003. Once delisted, wolves will come under state management.

Among the federal requirements for wolf delisting, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming must have adequate regulations in place to maintain the recovered wolf population. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will use the final state wolf management plan to demonstrate that Montana has established adequate regulations to prevent wolves from becoming threatened or endangered again.

After extensive public review of a Montana wolf management Environmental Impact Statement, which will be developed over the coming spring and summer, a final wolf management plan could be completed by November 2002. Montana’s plan, along with plans from Idaho and Wyoming, will be submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Written issue-scoping comments will be accepted through April 30 and can be addressed to: Wolf Issues, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, 490 North Meridian; Kalispell, MT 59901. For information, call 406-751-4586.

FWP Seeks Public Input On Regional Hunting Access Priorities (Tue, Feb 26, 2002)

(FWP Press Release) Fish, Wildlife, & Parks is asking local hunters and landowners to help identify regional hunting access priorities as part of the planning process for allocating new hunting access program funds. Approximately $1.5 million may be made available in 2002 for expanding FWP hunter access programs statewide.

The 2001 legislature created a new fee, called the Hunting Access Enhancement Fee, to help fund programs like Block Management and Access Montana that provide hunting access to private and public lands. The one-time annual fee - $2 for residents and $10 for nonresidents – will be charged at the time the hunter purchases his or her first hunting license of the season.

The legislation, developed by the Private Land/Public Wildlife Council (citizens appointed by the Governor to address hunting access issues) was intended to generate new funding to accomplish the following goals:
a) increase the size of the current Block Management Program;
b) improve management and services of the current Block Management Program;
c) improve access to public lands;
d) improve upland bird hunting access;
e) accommodate future inflationary costs of current access programs;

Within this framework, regional FWP staff has identified the following access priorities for Region 6 in northeast Montana:
Access to the CMR in south Phillips County for elk hunting
Access to HD 680 for the hunting of bighorn sheep
Access to the Hinsdale Wildlife Management Area

The public is invited to comment on these priorities and help identify any other needs or priorities deemed necessary to address local hunting access issues. Comments may be submitted by March 22, 2002 and must be received in writing or by telephone (406-228-3700) to either of the following two FWP employees:

Mike Lee Harold Wentland
R-6 Block Management Program Coordinator R-6 Wildlife Manager
Rt. 1-4210 Rt. 1-4210
Glasgow, MT 59230 Glasgow, MT 59230

New License Fee Changes For Residents (Tue, Feb 26, 2002)

(FWP Press Release) A new license year will begin starting March 1, 2002. While most of the changes affect non-resident hunters and anglers to Montana, two will change resident license fees.

The first of these beginning in 2002 is residents will have the opportunity to buy a 2-day fishing license. Many residents have desired this option, an offer long enjoyed by non-residents. The license is valid for two consecutive days and will cost $5.00, plus the $4.00 conservation license fee.

The 2001 Legislature also created a new fee known as the Hunter Access Enhancement fee. This is for anyone who purchases a Montana Hunting license, and its purpose is to help Fish, Wildlife and Parks maintain and enhance hunting access to both public and private lands. It is a one-time annual fee of $2.00 for residents and $10.00 for nonresidents that will be charged upon purchase of the hunter's very first hunting license.

Hunter Access Enhancement fees will help fund programs such as Access Montana which is concerned with increasing and securing access to public lands, and the popular Block Management Program which works with landowners to open private lands to public hunting.

Pioneer Museum To Auction Off Picture Plate (Mon, Feb 25, 2002)

(Museum Press Release) The Friends Of The Pioneer Museum would like to invite you to take part in a Silent Auction being held from March 1st through March 31st. The item to be auctioned is the only remaining picture plate of the original Southside School. The plate is 6" in diameter, with a black and white photo of the Old Southside School. The plate is trimmed with gold and there is gold lettering showing that this is a commemorative plate for the 1993 All Class Reunion. The auction site will be at the First Community Bank. We want to express our gratitude to them for allowing us the use of their facility. All funds raised from this auction will go towards the effort to put a new roof on the Pioneer Museum as part of a complete retrofit project to the older parts of the Museum. In the age of rising utility costs we must do everything possible to make the Museum as cost efficient to operate as possible. A new roof would go a long way towards accomplishing this.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Old Southside School it has a very interesting history. It was built in 1904 and at that time was the only high school in northeast Montana. Students came from a very large area in order to be able to earn their high school diploma. Their first graduating class consisted of two students; Dorothy Kerr and Fred Truscott who graduated in 1908 four years after the school was established. It was a beautiful building built with bricks and mortar. It had beautiful hardwood floors throughout. The staircase had wooden railings, one section of which is on display at the Glasgow School Exhibit. The exhibit also contains the large bell that used to hang in the belfry. The belfry for some reason did not last too long. Just when it was removed is something we have not been able to establish. Many of you will only remember it as shown on the plate which is without.

Whitewater Student Receives Award (Mon, Feb 25, 2002)

(AP) Congressman Denny Rehberg was in Whitewater, Montana, this week, to present an award to a student at Whitewater High School. Whitewater is northeast of Malta, near the Canadian border. Rehberg was there to present the "Corps of Discovery" award to Whitewater senior Will Gumeson.

The congressman says the award is presented to students who keep education paramount in their lives, in spite of major obstacles. Students are nominated by their schools. Will Gumeson overcame drug addiction and other problems.

Four years ago, a court sent him to the Northern Montana Youth Ranch. He now lives with a family in Whitewater, has turned his life around, and even achieved all-state honors in football last fall, playing for Malta in a co-op program. (Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Glasgow Man Dies In McCone County Holding Cell (Mon, Feb 25, 2002)

(Associated Press) A Glasgow man arrested for driving under the influence was found dead in a McCone County holding cell in Circle. The man, identified as 52-year-old Douglas FitzSimmons, was arrested early Thursday and was expected to be arraigned that day.

Sheriff Paul Pederson says FitzSimmons was found in his jail cell at 8 o'clock Thursday morning, and pronounced dead a short time later. She did not say how he died. She requested that the Roosevelt County coroner conduct an inquest.

The sheriff's office and county attorney also have requested an independent investigation by the state Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation, a move they called "standard procedure in matters such as these." (Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Hatchery Ground Breaking Set For July 12th (Sun, Feb 24, 2002)

(Stan Ozark, KLTZ/Mix-93) The ground breaking for the Fort Peck Warm Water Fish Hatchery is set for July 12th during the Montana Governors Cup Walleye Tournament on Fort Peck Lake.

Details have yet to be finalized but the groundbreaking will officially start the construction of the $20 million dollar facility. In fact surveying of the proposed site has already begun. The hatchery will be located next to the dredge cuts area in Fort Peck.

Fire Grant Workshop Now On METNET Interactive Video Network (Thu, Feb 21, 2002)

Several key firefighting agencies will be conducting a Fire Grant Workshop on February 21, 2002 from 6 pm -10 pm. The workshop is open to rural and volunteer fire department from across Montana. The workshop is intended to provide participants with the tools necessary to be competitive in writing funding and equipment grants for rural and volunteer fire departments.

Due to the number of requests and long travel times to Great Falls and Miles City, the Fire Grants Workshop will be broadcast over the State's METNET--interactive video network. After introductions, Anne Griffin, FEMA Regional Training Manager, will instruct the FEMA Fire Grant Writing Workshop from 6 pm to 9 pm. Sandi O'Bryant, DNRC, will give a 30-minute presentation on the Title 2 and 4 Programs at 9 pm and Sherri Medow Smith, DES, will give a 30 minute presentation on the Domestic Preparedness Equipment Grant at 9:30 pm. We are asking that fire departments send only one participant, as seating is limited in these METNET classrooms. Advanced Registration is required because of limited seating. All registrations should be called into the MSU Fire Services Training School at 406-761-7885 to register with a staff person, you can call into the toll free voice mail at 800-294-5272, or leave e-mail to Bruce Hadella at bhadella@msugf.edu

The ten METNET site that will be broadcasting the training, and their locations, are:
Billings, MSU Billings Spec Ed Building Room 159, 1500 North 30th Street, 20 seats
Bozeman, MSU Bozeman EPS Building, Burns Center, Room 128, South 7th Street and Grant, 30 seats
Butte, Montana Tech, 1300 West Park Street, Room 231, 36 seats
Glasgow, Deaconess Hospital, 818 2nd Ave. East, 30 seats
Great Falls, MSU Great Falls, 2100 16th Ave. South, 24 seats
Havre, MSU - Northern, Hagener Science Ctr, Room 202, 300 11th Street West, 18 seats
Helena, Dept of Public Health, Lower Level Auditorium, 111 Sanders Street, 115 seats
Kalispell, Flathead Community College, 1115 North Roberts St, Room 209, 30 seats Miles City,
MC Community College, Learning Resource Center, 777 Grandview Drive, 40 seats
Missoula, Univ. of Montana, Gallagher Building Room 104, Corner Arthur and Eddy, 30 seats

For more information, contact: Bruce Hadella at 1-800-294-5272

Party Chair Says Republicans Support Martz (Thu, Feb 21, 2002)

State Republican Party Chairman Ken Miller said Wednesday that the Republican party is united in support of Governor Judy Martz.

Miller, appearing in Glasgow at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, said that as he travels the state he finds Republicans very unified behind the Governor.

Martz has come under attack recently from a former staff member who said that the Republican party should consider finding a candidate to run against Martz in a Republican primary or risk losing the Governorship because Martz doesn't appear to be up the job of running the state.

Miller said the Governor is doing a good job and will have strong support from Republicans if she runs for re-election in 2004. He did acknowledge that her administration has had some unfortunate happenings but that the Governor is up to the job and everyone learns as they get into a new job. He also said to expect many more great things to come from the Martz administration.

Secretary Of State To Appear In Glasgow Wednesday (Tue, Feb 19, 2002)

Secretary of State Bob Brown will be in Glasgow Wednesday, February 20th.

He will speak to the Glasgow Kiwanis Club at noon at the Cottonwood Inn and will give brief remarks at the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at 6 p.m., also at the Cottonwood.

He plans to attend the Sam's Club meeting at 1 p.m. and will meet with local business leaders during the afternoon.

Northern Pike Brings $2000 To Wolf Point Man (Tue, Feb 19, 2002)

Lots of fishermen showed up for the 6th Annual Glasgow Chamber Ice Fishing Contest on Fort Peck Lake but only one fish made an appearance.

Russell White of Wolf Point caught a 4.8 pound Northern Pike to win the $2000 first place prize at the contest held Saturday in the Fort Peck Marina Bay.

The Glasgow Chamber drilled 200 holes before the tourney and sold every hole and then handed out over $5000 in prize money. Since Russell White was the only fisherman to catch a fish the other participants names were put in a drawing for the remainder of the prize money.

A sunny 49 degrees on Saturday brought people from all over northeast Montana plus fisherman from as far away as Billings, Butte and even Colorado and Wyoming.

Fast Files For Commissioner Spot; Adolphson Runs For School Board Position (Tue, Feb 19, 2002)

There has been another filing for political office in Valley County.

Don Fast has filed on the Republican ticked for Valley County Commissioner. This means there will now be a Republican primary election as Fast will be pitted against Ron Reddig.

Those two candidates join the two Democratic candidates Dave Pippin and Gene Hartsock.

There has been another filing for Glasgow School Board. Alec Adolphson has filed for a three year term on the school board. He joins Mark Falcon as the only two candidates who filed for the three positions available.

Baucus Says He Will Work To Bring Federal Money To Highway Expansion (Mon, Feb 18, 2002)

Montana Senator Max Baucus told a gathering in Glasgow Sunday that he will work to bring federal dollars to Montana to expand U.S. Highway 2 from it's current two lanes to four.

Baucus told the group that the current highway funding legislation expires at the end of this year and if he is re-elected he will be playing a major role in writing a new highway bill. The last highway bill brought a increase of 60 percent in funding to Montana and Baucus said he will work to bring another huge increase of highway funding to Montana.

This includes money for the Highway 2 expansion. Baucus said he will write provisions in the bill that would give an extra impetus to Highway 2 in the form of extra money for the four-lane expansion.

Montana's Congressional Delegation secured $2 million in federal money for the Highway 2 expansion in the last budget year. This money is being used on an environmental study of a portion of the highway between Havre and Harlem.

Baucus Says He Will Work Hard For Air & Rail Service To Continue (Mon, Feb 18, 2002)

At a public meeting in Glasgow on Sunday Senator Max Baucus assured a group of around seventy people that he will work very hard to for the survival of Amtrak and Essential Air Service for Montana.

The recent round of budget cuts proposed by President Bush have put into the doubt the future of the Amtrak Empire Builder Route along Montana's Hi-Line and also Big Sky Airline Service to several eastern Montana communities.

A recent report from Amtrak indicated that if they didn't receive a huge boost in federal money they would be forced to abandon several routes including Empire Builder which provides passenger train service across Montana with stops in Glasgow, Wolf Point and Malta. Baucus said that the Empire Builder has much support in the Senate and that he will work with other Senators to assure the future of Amtrak.

Wolf Point Man Sues McDonald's, Says Food Wrapper Had Human Blood (Thu, Feb 14, 2002)

(AP) A Wolf Point man is suing the Wolf Point McDonald's restaurant.

Ronald Klotz says an employee served him a breakfast sandwich, with packaging soaked in human blood. Klotz says he was eating the sandwich in his vehicle last May, when he noticed the napkin and paper bag were bloody. According to the lawsuit, the blood was later identified as human.

Klotz filed the civil suit in Roosevelt County District Court. Defendants are the restaurant owner and operator, Paula Green of Wolf Point; and her company, P-Green Incorporated.

Green declined to comment on the lawsuit. Her attorney -- Lon Holden of Great Falls -- has filed a motion to dismiss the suit. The lawsuit alleges Green was negligent, because she failed to ensure the food was prepared and packaged with ordinary care. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Pioneer Museum Amond Lewis And Clark Grant Awards (Thu, Feb 14, 2002)

The Montana Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission has awarded $122,000 in grants for 13 Lewis and Clark-related projects sponsored by local communities and non-profit groups across the state as part of Montana's efforts to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the famous expedition.

The commission received 44 applications for projects totaling $793,888 under this year's Project Grant Program, Commission Executive Director Clint Blackwood said.

"This does not mean that the other 31 applications weren't important. It means that we will have to continue to work hard to raise money to support local projects," Blackwood said.

This year the Commission contributed $47,000, the Tourism Advisory Council $50,000, and the Bonneville Power Administration $25,000 to fund the grant program. Each of the organizations receiving grants must contribute $1 of in kind labor and/or materials or cash to receive $2 in project grant funds, Blackwood said.

The commission also awarded $38,000 to 19 local bicentennial organizations and tribes for organizational and planning efforts. Here are the locations, sponsors, projects and amounts granted for the 13 applications approved by the commission:

* Glasgow - Valley County Pioneer Museum will develop a painted mural Lewis and clark grants exhibit that will serve as the back drop for housing Assiniboine cultural materials and wildlife and plant life of the area noted in the L&C journals, and the tribe's unique culture. The grant is for $15,000.

* Statewide - The Montana Tribal Tourism Alliance will assist tribes from each reservation with preparations for L&C Bicentennial activities to create traditional tepee encampments representative of each tribe. The grant is for $21,000.

* North of Helena - The L&C Trail Bicentennial Commission of Lewis and Clark County will develop a site at Devil's Elbow overlooking Hauser Lake and the Missouri River to include interpretive signs, maps and plaques that explain the historical importance of the area to the Indians along with information on how the river has changed since the time of the expedition. The grant is for $10,000.

* Whitehall - Jefferson Valley Presents will construct a 500-seat amphitheatre to present L&C entertainment programs. The grant is for $10,000.

* Yellowstone/Big Horn Region of Southeastern Montana - The Crow Tribe will prepare a cultural and audio-visual display and CD-ROM to present the Crow view of the L&C expedition in the region. The grant is for $7,500. Second add lewis and clark grants

* Statewide - the Montana Science Institute will develop and present a course, "Teaching the Science and History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition," for 24 teachers from across Montana. Six traveling trunks funded by the commission in 2000 will be utilized in the training.

* Fort Benton and Statewide - The Fort Benton Middle School Science Department will develop middle school curriculum based on the native plants encountered by the expedition in north central Montana. The project includes field trips to gather specimens for preservation and display, and development of a native plants nursery on the grounds of the Fort Benton Agricultural Museum. Grant is for $2,500.

* Sidney - The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will renovate portions of the Sidney Visitor Center to accommodate increased visitation and demand for L&C materials and displays during the Bicentennial Observance. Grant for $12,000.

* Choteau County - The Fort Benton Community Improvement Assn. will plant botanical groves at five or six sites in Choteau County to include scenic overlook signs, site markers and species markers. Grant for $7,500.

* Sula - The Western Montana L&C Bicentennial Commission will create and install a sign at the Camp Creek Camp Creek site south of Sula to interpret the meeting of the expedition and the Salish Indians at Ross' Hole. Grant for $6,000.

* Pablo - The People's Center in cooperation with the Salish-Kootenai College will partner with the Lewis and Clark Training Academy in Great Falls to create a pilot Indian-focused L&C guide training program. The grant is for $8,000.

* East of Helena - The L&C Trail Bicentennial Commission of Lewis and Clark County will expand the American Indian "Voice of Nations" encampment held last July at Devil's Elbow on the Missouri. It will include black powder demonstrations, preserntations on flora and fauna and readings from the L&C journals. Grant for $5,000.

* Columbus - The Stillwater County Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission will develop a Yellowstone River camp used by Clark at one of three possible locations. Re-enactments would be held at the site to include the Clark party as well as the Crow Indian version of events. Grant for $5,000.

Busy Week For Long Run Fire Department (Thu, Feb 14, 2002)

(Mike Boyer) The Long Run Fire Department has been busy this week. On Tuesday night at about 6:30 p.m. Long Run was called to the Jack Billman residence northwest of Glasgow for a chimney fire. Ten firefighters with 4 trucks responded. Long Run crews were at the scene for two and a half hours checking for hot spots. No injuries were reported.

On Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. Long Run, Nashua and Fort Peck fire departments were called to a fire at the Vic Weinmeister farm south of Nashua, after a controlled burn got out of control. Some out buildings as well as grass burned. Thirteen firefighters with 5 engines responded along with neighbors. The fire was under control within thirty minutes, but mop up took until after midnight, with the last engine returning at 1:30 a.m. No injuries were reported, although one skunk was disrupted.

Baucus To Appear In Glasgow Sunday (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)

Senator Max Baucus will be in Glasgow on Sunday holding a community meeting focusing on the proposed expansion of U.S. Highway 2, the new Farm Bill, and Baucus's effort to pass agriculture disaster assistance to help farmers and ranchers suffering from extended drought.

"I'm excited to go to Glasgow to talk about what we can do to help boost the economy on the Hi-Line and create more good-paying jobs," Baudus said. "Were currently debating a new farm bill that will provide a safety nef for farmers and ranchers when times get tough. We're working to provide ag disaster assistance. And we're gearing up to include money for Highway 2 in the next highway bill. I want to hear from folks in Glasgow on all these issues and what else we can do by working together to move our state forward."

Baucus has said he will work to provide funding for the expansion of Highway 2-from two to four lanes-in the next highway bill.

Study Of Widening U.S. 2 To Go Forward (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)

State Transportation officials will go ahead with an environmental impact study on widening a section of U.S. Highway 2 to four lanes, they announced Wednesday.

The study will focus on a 40-mile stretch of the east-west route between Havre and the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, said to be the roughest and most hazardous section of the two-lane 667-mile highway across northern Montana.
Glasgow State Senator Sam Kitzenberg launched the "4-for-2" campaign more than a year ago, gaining fervent supports across the Hi-Line. The 2001 Legislature passed Kitzenberg's bill supporting a four-lane, so long as the project uses federal money that doesn't require a match from the state.

Late last year Congress earmarked $2 million for an environmental impact study and design work on the four-lane proposal in the transportation appropriations bill.

The Montana Department of Transportation hopes to hire a firm to conduct the study within 90 to 100 days. The environmental impact study is estimated to take 30 months.

Chamber Banquet Night Held (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)
Outgoing chamber president Delvin Hackwith with President's Award winner Sam Kitzenberg. Incoming chamber president Todd Wagner with the Del Strommen Ag Persons of the Year winners, the John Wesen family.

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture held it's annual meeting Tuesday evening at the Cottonwood Inn. Over 100 people enjoyed a beef burgundy dinner with a casino night following the dinner and program.

Glasgow Chamber President Delvin Hackwith formally passed the gavel to the new chamber president Todd Wagner. Hackwith also presented the "Presidents Award" which is given to a person or persons in the community who is chosen by the outgoing president. Hackwith presented this years award to State Senator Sam Kitzenberg.

Other awards presented at the banquet included the "Del Strommen Ag Person" of the year award which was given to the John Wesen family of Glasgow.

Chamber Executive Director Jill Hamilton also presented the "Volunteer of the Year" award to Alvie Hallock.

Poplar Man To Be Sentenced In Great Falls (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)

(AP) A Poplar man convicted last month of passing out on his eight-week-old son and suffocating him to death has been ordered held in jail at Great Falls until his sentencing. That's because he contacted the boy's mother in violation of release terms.

A jury convicted 34-year-old Elmer Sterling Red Eagle Junior of involuntary manslaughter January 26th. He had been drinking when he passed out on his son last June. Red Eagle faces up to six years in prison and a 250-thousand-dollar fine when he is sentenced May 23rd. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Interior To Issue Royalty Checks To Tribes (Wed, Feb 13, 2002)

(AP) The Interior Department will issue checks to tens of thousands of Indians, for royalty payments from oil and gas leases, which have been hung up since a judge ordered the department to shut down its computers.

A deputy interior deputy secretary told a Senate committee today, the checks will go out as soon as the agency can cut them. The department collects about 500 million dollars a year in royalties from oil and gas mining, grazing and logging on Indian land. Then it distributes the money to the landholders.

Back in December, U-S District Judge Royce Lamberth shut down nearly all the Interior Department's Internet connections, after a court-appointed investigator found lax computer security, which left the Indian money at risk from hackers. The computers are still down, and the checks promised today will be based on estimated royalties. Once the system is back up and running, any needed adjustments will be made. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

School District To Face $300,000 Projected Deficit (Tue, Feb 12, 2002)

The Glasgow School District will be facing a projected budget deficit of $300,000 for the 2002-2003 school year because of declining enrollment.

Glasgow School Superintendent Glenn Monson told the school board Monday evening that the district's enrollment is down 48 students and that means a reduction of $256,000 in budget authority for Glasgow. Monson also added in an additional $45,192 in wage increases for Glasgow teachers. The school board will have to wrestle with ways to cut $300,000 out of the budget or raise taxes to come up with the funds to run the district with the same amount of money as this school year.

The board will be meeting in March to brainstorm on ways to solve the budgetary problems.

Carnival And Fair To Be Separate This Year (Tue, Feb 12, 2002)

The northeast Montana fair board had decided to book the Candie Apple Carnival Company to appear in Glasgow on July 18th-20th. This will be a prelude to the actual northeast Montana fair on July 28-31.

According to fair board member Rod Karst, the decision was made to have the carnival appear before the actual fair because no carnival could be booked to appear on July 28-31. The Inland Empire Shows Carnival last month cancelled their scheduled appearance at the fair. Karst said that the scheduling of the carnival two weeks before the fair is for this year only. The fair board will work on getting a carnival to appear during the fair in 2003.

The northeast Montana fair will go on a scheduled with a rodeo on Sunday and Monday and a Talent Show on Tuesday.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Deadline Coming Near (Tue, Feb 12, 2002)

FSA would like to remind producers that the NAP (Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program) is fast approaching a deadline. A 30-day deadline to accept 2002 NAP Applications for Coverage will be in effect when the NAP Program is published in the Federal Register.

NAP provides coverage for production losses on eligible crops affected by natural disaster. A $100 Service Fee per crop will be required at the time of application with a maximum of $300 per county . Eligible crops include perennial and annually seeded crops grown for food, fiber or livestock consumption for which CAT insurance is not available from FCIC. Rangeland policies are also available. Payments will be based on 50% of the producer’s Actual Production History and 55% of the approved market price.

Producers must purchase an application for 2002 noninsurable crops within the 30 day deadline to be eligible for disaster assistance.

At this time we are expecting that March 15th will be a valid deadline for purchasing a NAP application for 2002 spring seeded crops.

Please contact the Valley County FSA Office at 228-4321 if you are interested in purchasing a NAP application or if you have any questions.

Census Stats For Valley County Online (Mon, Feb 11, 2002)

The Valley County census statistics are online. There are many interesting facts about demographics and population over the past century. Here are a couple links:



Baucus To Hold Ag Forum Sunday (Mon, Feb 11, 2002)

Montana Senator Max Baucus will be in Glasgow on Sunday hosting an ag forum focusing on boosting Montana's agriculture economy and creating more good paying jobs in eastern Montana.

Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and a senior member of the Agriculture Committee will hold the Glasgow meeting at the Cottonwood Inn starting at 3pm on Sunday, February 17th.

Baucus has been aggressively pushing to pass a new Farm Bill that will provide a safety net for farmers and ranchers, and require country-of-organ labeling on foreign meat products. The Democratic Senator is also working to include in the new Farm Bill $2 billion in ag disaster assistance to aid Montana and American farmers and ranchers hit hard by drought.

Baucus encouraged local residents to attend the meetings because he wants more input into these issues and also wants to discuss other ideas that will boost Montana's economy and create more good-paying jobs in the state.

The meeting will be held Sunday at the Cottonwood Inn starting at 3pm. Baucus is also scheduled to hold ag forums in Miles City, Glendive and Sidney that weekend.

FEMA To Hold Workshop In Glasgow (Mon, Feb 11, 2002)

Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg has announced that at his request, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold workshops in 10 Montana cities on February 21 to assist local fire departments in applying for FEMA Fire Grants.

According to FEMA, grants will be awarded in six specific categories: training, wellness/fitness programs, vehicles, firefighting equipment, personal protective equipment, and fire prevention programs. The maximum to be granted is $750,000 per fire department. Smaller departments serving communities of less than 50,000 must provide a 10 percent match in non-federal funds.

The grant application period runs from March 1, 2002 to March 31, 2002. The grants will be awarded beginning in June 2002.

Glasgow will be one of the sites for the FEMA Grant Workshop. The Glasgow workshop will be held at the Glasgow High School on February 21, and will run from 6-10p.m.

Political Filings Slow Down (Sat, Feb 9, 2002)

Filings for political office have slowed down considerably in Valley County since the filing began last month. The filing period is open until March 21st with the primary election set for June 4th.
As of Friday, February 8th there will be a contested Democratic primary for Valley County Sheriff, Valley County Commissioner and Valley County Clerk and Recorder.
There will also be a contested primary for the Republicans in the race for Valley County Sheriff.

Here is an updated list of those who have filed for elective office.

Valley County Commissioner:
Republican: Ron Reddig
Democrat: Gene Hartsock and Dave Pippin

Valley County Clerk and Recorder:
Republican: none
Democrat: Lynn Nyquist and Edith Scott

Valley County Sheriff/Coroner:
Republican: Glenn Meier and Jayni Anderson
Democrat: Vernon Buerkle and Dave Watson

Valley County Treasurer:
Republican: none
Democrat: Jenny Reinhardt

Valley County Attorney:
Republican: Ken Oster
Democrat: none

Valley County Public Administrator:
Democrat: Stan Ozark
Republican: none

School District Receives Asbestos Removal Grant (Thu, Feb 7, 2002)

The Glasgow School District has received a school renovation and repair grant of $192,500 for asbestos removal at the Glasgow High School.
The renovation will invlove removing old asbestos ceiling tile and cleaning the air return in the high school.
The district had requested $181,360. The maximum estimated cost of the renovation is $226,700

Prairie Ag Sales & Service Holds John Deere Days (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)

The staff at Prairie Ag Sales & Service in Glasgow held their annual John Deere Days on Wednesday afternoon. (Please click on the small pictures above for a larger view.)

Job Service Glasgow Office Holds Open House (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)
The Job Service Office staff in Glasgow held their open house on Thursday afternoon. Their new office is located in the Plains Plaza Complex, just off Highway 2 in Glasgow. (Please click on the small pictures above for a larger view.)

Chamber Ice Fishing Contest Is February 16 (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)

The 6th Annual Ice Fishing Contest courtesy of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is Saturday, February 16th from noon to 3 p.m. This year's first place prize has doubled to $2,000. Additional prizes will be determined by the number of entrants.

Entry fee is $50 per hole or 3 holes for $100. Participants need to be age 18 or older. Children may fish with a parent, though. There will be a $1 per hole charge with 200 holes maximum.

The largest fish caught, of any species weighed in wil win. If a tie occurs, the first fish of the two caught will win.

The tournament is sponsored by Glasgow Distributors, Sagebrush Cellular, Fort Peck Marina, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Anderson Oil Inc., KLTZ/Mix-93, Cottonwood Inn, Gateway Inn, D & G Sports & Western, First Community Bank, Sams Supper Club, and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

Three School Board Positions Open (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)

The filing deadline is March 28th for those people interested in serving on the Glasgow School Board. There are two 3-year terms available and one 1-year term.

Board members Dennis Dawson and Ted Mcintire have both said they will not run for another term and will be vacating their board positions. Mark Falcon who was appointed to the board last year will also have to run for election this year. The school board election is set for May 7th.

As of February 5th the only applicant to file was Mark Falcon and he has filed for one of the three year terms available.

The filing deadline is March 28th.

City Plans To Re-pave Sixth Avenue South (Wed, Feb 6, 2002)

The city of Glasgow is in the planning stages of a proposal to re-pave Sixth Avenue South in Glasgow.

Public Works Director Jon Bengochea told the Glasgow City Council that he is putting together a proposal that improve some of Glasgow's poorest streets. Sixth Avenue South is badly in need of repairs and the work could start this summer. Bengochea also noted that work needs to be done on Valley View and also near the Irle School.

Bengochea noted that these street improvements could cost in the neighborhood of $150,000.

Chamber Banquet Set For February 12 (Tue, Feb 5, 2002)

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will hold their 85th Annual Banquet and Awards Night along wih Casion night on Tuesday, February 12th at 5:30p.m. The event will be held at the Cottonwood Inn. The Chamber will be honoring past directors and giving awards for the President's Choice Award, the Del Strommen Ag Person of the Year Award and Volunteer of the Year Award.

Entertainment, after dinner, will be a fun night at the Mardi Gras casino party with lots of great prizes to win. Top prize is 2 round-trip tickets on Big Sky Airlines.

You do not need to be a Chamber member to attend. Everyone is welcome. Please call the Chamber at 228-2222 for tickets or more information.

Glasgow City Council Delays Dry Prairie Decision (Tue, Feb 5, 2002)

The Glasgow City Council has voted to postpone a decision on joining the Dry Prairie Rural Water Project.

The council was expected to vote on Monday evening but made the decision to wait until August to make that decision.

After a sometimes contentious hour long debate, councilman Myron Malnna made a motion to table the decision until August. The vote was 5-1 with councilman Gary Stidman voting against the motion. Stidman said he wanted to make the decision Monday.

An estimated 15 people turned out for the meeting last night with the focus on a discrepancy of numbers between Dry Prairie and the city of Glasgow.

Glasgow Public Works Director Jon Bengochea has voiced concerns that water rates for city residents could rise as much as 100% if the city were to join Dry Prairie. People involved with Dry Prairie dispute those figures saying that there is no way rates could rise that much with Dry Prairie.

Yesterday council members received letters from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation asking them to postpone their decision until accurate numbers are obtained about the cost of water and the amount of water that could be delivered to Glasgow.

The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation also asked the city and Dry Prairie to select a third party consultant who could provide accurate numbers for both the city and Dry Prairie. The city and Dry Prairie would share the costs of this study and Dry Prairie indicated they would be willing to share the costs of this study.

But as the city council made the decision to postpone the decision they made no motion that would have the city provide any money for a study to determine accurate costs.

It appears now that Dry Prairie will go back to the table by themselves and try to lower their costs so it would be feasible for the city of Glasgow to join the Dry Prairie Rural Water Project.

Press Releases From The Pioneer Museum (Sat, Feb 2, 2002)

Projects Still Underway
The Pioneer Museum looks very, very quiet, doesn't it? That is somewhat deceiving. This is the time of year when work on exhibits, new and old, is going on. Also, any remodel projects that have been planned are completed. You will begin to see some of those results beginning February 5th when the Museum will again be open every Tuesday from 9 to 5.

Two groups that are working on particular displays are looking for some help. Let's begin with the Church Exhibit. Do you have any memorabilia that you feel may be helpful or a good addition to this area? We are also looking for an enclosed shelving unit with two shelves, four feet long. One that would hang on a wall would be the best. This unit would have to be one that could be locked. If you have something like that that you feel would work and you would be willing to part with, please contact Carol Cotton (228-9403) or stop in at the Museum on one of the Tuesdays when they are open. The goal for the Church Exhibit is to have history, pictures, and memorabilia on all churches, pat and present, of Valley County.

Another section of exhibits being worked on are schools. The schools that are presently working on exhibits are: Glasgow, Hinsdale, Lustre, Nashua and Opheim. Due to limited exhibit space, we presently have to limit ourselves to schools that are still active. There is an exhibit for country schools already in place but the Museum is always interested in artifacts and information pertaining to them. We are also interested in schools that were located in some of the towns in Valley County that no longer have a school. Any artifacts or memorabilia pertaining to them could eventually be used in setting up an exhibit for them in the future. For the present time these are the people you can contact regarding the schools being worked on: Kitty Lou Rusher (228-8004), Bernard Sullivan (228-2307), or Dorothy Kolstad (367-5265) for the Glasgow School. For the Hinsdale school, you may contact Don Johnson (364-2314) at work or (364-2110) home. The lady to contact for the Lustre school is Lorraine Huebert (228-2779). Those interested in the Nashua school, please touch base with Donna Tihista (785-2121). In Opheim, your go-to gal is Darla Larson (724-3209). And of course you are always welcome to drop into the Museum or call them there at 228-8692.

All of these groups are working very hard to have these exhibits in place when we open full time with a five-day week on May 1st, so the sooner these people are contacted, the more they will be able to accomplish. We are very appreciative of the public support that we have received over the years and we know that it will continue. Thank you from everyone who so deeply appreciates what is available to them at the Pioneer Museum.

Heritage Wall Continues To Grow

Dear Friends:

Most everyone is aware of what the Heritage Wall Collection is and its purpose, just to refresh your memory, it is a collection of picture plaques, large and small county-shaped plaques and the "Caring & Sharing" book. The picture plaques are growing into a wonderful collection of the photographs and histories of the people who have made Valley County what it is. New stars are added at each $1000.00 mark. These gifts, along with the Friends Gift Shop and other fundraisers, represent $155,392.88. Of this amount, $123,691 has been spent on projects to improve the Pioneer Museum. Figures show us that the major part of the funds we have raised are coming from the Heritage Wall Collection, an incredible accomplishment considering the first picture plaque did not go up until August 1994. Equally as important as the funds collected are the histories that have been saved. In putting together "Footprints In The Valley" some of us had the sad experience of watching some try to put together family histories, and that story was gone because the people were gone. The history of the people in the Heritage Wall plaques is going to be there for future generations. This does not mean that you cannot put your history on file in the Archives at the museum any time. You can.

Yes, you have done a magnificent job of supporting the efforts of the Friends Of The Pioneer Museum. In fact, you have done such a wonderful job we have to make some changes. We are allowed only a limited amount of space at both the Museum and the Courthouse lobby for display of this collection. At this point in time what space we have been allocated is full. This means for the present time plaques will have to be displayed on a rotation basis. In other words when we receive a new picture plaque it will be hung in the courthouse lobby. The one that has been in the courthouse lobby the longest will be rotated to the Pioneer Museum and hung there. Not all Heritage Wall plaques will be displayed at one time. There will be a few exceptions to this plan. There are some people whose picture plaques will remain on permanent display because of their unusual support or because they were charter members of the Historical Society.

Eventually, as many of you know, the plan is to put a two-story addition across the front of the Museum which will double its capacity. Engineers have told us this is feasible. However, there are two more things that need to be done before we can work toward this goal. We need to do the retrofit of the present facility to cut our utility costs. This we hope to at least begin in 2002 with a new well-insulated roof followed by retrofitting the walls. Next, we must work hard to enlarge the Friends Of The Pioneer Museum Endowment to the point where it will support a facility of the larger size we want. In the two-story addition we plan to have a special room similar to the one at the Rough Rider Museum in Miles City or the museum in Sidney which would house the Heritage Wall Collection and also have room for it to grow. This room would be used for community events-art shows, quilt shows, small receptions, traveling exhibits, etc. It would also bring in extra revenue for the Museum.

To make all of these things happen, we need your continued support and participation in the Heritage Wall Collection and other fund raising projects. We also need you to tell others about this project and its purposes. We ask for your patience and your understanding while we work to attain these goals. One day, hopefully in the not too distant future, these goals will be achieved. On that great day we are going to have an incredible celebration.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 228-2082 or any other member of Friends Of The Pioneer Museum.

Bernice Barrett Doris Franzen
President Public Relations Chmn.
Friends Of The Pioneer Museum Friends Of The Pioneer Museum

Pioneer Museum Memorabilia To Be Listed On E-bay

Beginning February 1St Friends Of The Pioneer Museum will be listing some of its historical memorabilia on the E-Bay computer site to sell. We know that there are many of our friends out there who have been considering purchasing some of these but have not gotten around to it yet. You may want to give it some serious thought. Our understanding is that items of this nature are quickly snapped up by interested individuals and groups. Having had some of these items available for some time we feel it is time to make another more serious effort to market them. With the projects that are in the planning stages to improve the Pioneer Museum the money they represent could be put to very good use. The items we are going to be marketing are:

"Footprints In The Valley", a 3-volume set of the history of Valley County; "Our Pioneer Heritage Cookbook"; the Glasgow All Class Reunion book, covering history of the Glasgow school system from 1908-1987; the All Class Reunion supplement, covering the years 1988-2000; and the Valley County Historical afghan representing many facets of Valley County; 6" commemorative plates depicting the 1889 Courthouse, 1904 Southside School, 1915 High School, a horse race down main street Glasgow; 7-1/2" Centennial plate of Front Street - Glasgow, MT - canceled stamped cachet envelope celebrating the Centennial; "North Montana Pictorial Revue", a reproduction of a small history book originally printed in 1903; "Since Homesteading Days", histories of the Larslan, Avondale and Sunnyside Communities compiled by Lenore Olson-Hinerman and printed in 1976.

If you have any questions regarding any of these items please feel free to contact Friends of the Pioneer Museum, Box 975, Glasgow, MT 59230 or call 406-228-2082 any time 406-228-4246 after 6:00 P.M.

Burns Supports Preserving Amtrak: Amtrak Proposes Cuts In Long-distance Service Without $1.2 Billion From Congress (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)
(Conrad Burns Press Release) Montana Senator Conrad Burns announced his support for funding needed by Amtrak to continue long-distance services in Montana. Amtrak has proposed to discontinue all long-distance train service in October unless Congress provides $1.2 billion in the budget next year.

"Amtrak service is key to the Montana Hi-line economy," said Burns. "It is crucial to preserve this service. Not only do I want to see current services maintained, I will continue working to improve it. I am co-sponsoring bill S. 250, which supports the addition of a high speed rail service in Montana."

Senate Bill 250, the High Speed Rail Investment Act of 2001, was introduced February 6, 2001. It has since gained the support of 55 senators, but has been sitting in the Senate Finance Committee.

"Amtrak is designed to serve the whole nation, not just the northeast," Burns concluded.

Governor's Office Of Economic Opportunity Announces Schedule Of Economic Plan 'Input Sessions'Helena (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)
Montana's Chief Business Officer, David Gibson, today announced the schedule of 15 'input sessions' to be held around the state by the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity. The first two sessions are being held today in Anaconda and Dillon.

"The economic plan we are developing is the people's document," said Governor Martz, "The citizens are helping us to write it and to implement it; if we do our job right, we will all benefit. These sessions are an excellent mechanism in which to gain that feedback."

As part of the sessions, staff members of the Office of Economic Opportunity and other Administration officials will be conducting small group discussions in issue areas such as tax reform, workforce development, technology and infrastructure, energy, agriculture and business development.

"These input sessions are an opportunity for business and community leaders and the citizens of Montana to provide input into the economic development plan we are working on," said Gibson. "It is vitally important that the citizens of Montana participate in the development of this plan and these input sessions are one important way for them to do so."

The sessions are free and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Citizens may also log onto the State of Montana official website, www.discoveringmontana.com or call the Office of Economic Opportunity at (406) 444-5634 to provide feedback regarding the economic framework document that was recently released. Friday, February 1

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Anaconda Local Development
118 East 7th Street
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Rural Education Technology Center
(University of Montana Western Campus)

Wednesday, February 6
Miles City
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Miles City College Room 106
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Laurel Community High School Auditorium
203 East 8th Street

Tuesday, February 12
Great Falls
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: MSU College of Technology
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: MSU Northern Campus
Donaldson Hall

Wednesday, February 20
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Grandtree Hotel
1325 N. 7th Avenue

Big Timber
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Paladium Lodge (behind former Fryes CafÈ)
(tentative)Wednesday, February 27

8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Elks Club

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Malta High School Auditorium
8th St East

Thursday, March 7
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Big Sky Economic Development Authority
222 North 3rd Street

Monday, March 11
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Business Development Center
305 West Mercury 2nd floor
(The Incubator)

Wednesday, March 13
Joint Reservations
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Old Supreme Court Chambers
Capitol Building

Friday, March 15
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Boon & Crocket
250 Station Drive
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Grouse Mountain Lodge

BNSF Inverse Rail Rates Further Disadvantage Montana Producers (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)
(Press Release From Montana Grain Growers Association) In a letter to Burlington Northern Santa Fe CEO Matt Rose, Montana grain leaders blasted the recent expansion of inverse rail rates in neighboring states. The railroad recently expanded discount rates to Portland for 52-car facilities from eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. The inverse rates were previously offered only to 110-car shuttle facilities in those locales.

'This tactic really kicks Montana producers when they are already down,' stated Jim Christianson, executive vice president of the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee (MWBC). 'When it’s cheaper to ship grain to Portland from Minnesota than from the eastern half of Montana, something drastically is wrong with our transportation system. It now costs $.89/bushel to ship grain to Portland from Finley, ND. It costs $.90/bushel from Chinook, MT. Chinook is nearly 800 miles closer to Portland. This decision by BNSF had an immediate negative impact on local basis in Montana and those local markets will not fully recover until the inverse rates are lifted.'

One of the arguments given by BNSF for the decision is lack of available grain in Montana to fill export orders. According to Richard Owen, executive vice president of the Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA), the assumption of low grain quantities is untrue. 'The Montana Agricultural Statistics Service (MASS) reports that as of December 1, 2001 the state had all-wheat stocks of 108 million bushels. That includes 79 million bushels of spring wheat, the primary class of Red River Valley wheat being shipped to Portland with the inverse rates,' Owen said. 'Had the BNSF been willing to offer Montana producers the same discounts, we are confident that exporters could have secured the grain necessary to fill their orders without going to Minnesota.'

According to Christianson and Owen, the real influence is the lack of rail-to-rail competition. 'The fact remains that the railroad is offering inverse rates in those geographic areas where they have additional competitive pressure from the Soo Line and its parent company the Canadian Pacific Railroad,' they added. 'In Montana, they have no rail-to-rail competition. They know that they will eventually get the grain.'

The MGGA continues to work with Montana’s congressional delegation to ensure passage of rail-to-rail competition legislation.

Rocky Boy/North Central Montana Regional Water Supply System Forging Ahead (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)

(Press Release From DNRC) High quality drinking water is a given for most Montanans. We simply go to the faucet and turn it on. However, in many areas of state, this has not been possible and the problem continues growing worse, exacerbated by the on-going drought. That is, until now. In a few short years, residents of North Central Montana, plagued for years by low water quality and quantity, will have access to high quality drinking water at their faucets.

Working cooperatively, several groups and agencies, including the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC), are piecing together the Rocky Boy/North Central Montana Regional Water Supply System. The system is expansive, each day providing millions of gallons of high quality water, at a reasonable price, to 18,000 Montana residents plagued by poor water quality, quantity, or both for many years.

Upon completion, the system will be able to deliver up to 20 million gallons of water per day, providing drinking water and water for livestock, to communities, rural water districts, Hutterite colonies and other rural users within the counties of Toole, Liberty, eastern Pondera, western Hill, northern Chouteau, and extreme northeastern Teton in north central Montana. The system will provide water of the same quality and quantity that residents of large cities receive daily.

According to DNRC Regional Water System Coordinator, Rick Duncan, the need for a regional water system in this portion of the state has been paramount for years. “This project has been pushed forward due to the limited availability of high quality drinking water in the region, as well as to provide existing public water supplies the opportunity to receive water from one central treatment plant which will meet all existing and proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for drinking water quality.” Currently, many of the small communities within the proposed area operate their own water treatment facilities, community wells, or individual wells. Persistent drought, wells plagued with water barely fit for consumption, and ever-changing EPA and state standards make the NCMRWS a necessity.

One benefit of this regional water system is that the residents and communities will not have to absorb the costs of upgrading numerous smaller treatment facilities to keep up with water quality standards. Everyone on the regional system will instead help defray the cost of upgrading one facility. “It’s an example of economy of scale which benefits the residents of this area of the state,” Duncan explained.

A large system, it will provide service in an area that begins at Sweetgrass south to Dutton on the west side to North Havre down to Loma on the east side. It includes 450 miles of transmission pipeline that will connect to existing water supply mains and distribution lines throughout the area. The intake and water treatment facility are planned for a location near Tiber Dam. From the plant, a core transmission line will deliver water directly to the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Non-core transmission lines will branch off the core line to all other areas within the region. “The beauty of the project is that we will have one central location for water supply and treatment, “ Duncan continued.

At an estimated cost of $200 million dollars, the project may seem costly. However, according to Bear Paw Development Project Coordinator, Annmarie Robinson, the planning committee has pursued funding from federal, state and local entities. These funding sources will allow residents to acquire the water at a rate that is reasonable to the pocketbook. “Any type of rural or regional water system is not feasible unless it is affordable to the users. That’s the bottom line,” Robinson stated. Robinson and others acknowledge that residents of North Central Montana will be faced with rate increases for the project, but the alternative poses greater difficulty. “By operating individual treatment facilities, these residents are faced with the likelihood of substantial rate increases in the future due to changes in standards for drinking water, both federal and state,” she stated.

Regarding the attitudes of area residents, “There is concern about many issues related to this system, but many are due to a misunderstanding of the overall project,” Robinson said. Two of the chief concerns are loss of local water control, as well as who will be in charge of the overall project. “It’s important to remember that a significant portion of this project was initially developed to provide water to the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. The additional transmission lines are for the betterment of other North Central Montana residents,” she explained. Upon completion, the core of the NCMRWS will be turned over to the Department of Interior for operation and maintenance. The non-core areas will likely be turned over to NCMRWA for operation and maintenance. The NCMRWA recently received a federal grant to firm up organizational structure and develop preliminary agreements for operation and maintenance of the non-core areas.
Duncan and Robinson both tout the regional water system as the most cost effective means of providing the quality and quantity of water needed by residents. “It’s cost effective, it’s efficient, and it’s representative of modern regional water systems and delivery. It is a huge step in the right direction for all residents, but especially those that have hauled water because their well water is historically undrinkable,” Robinson explained.

Those involved believe that hundreds of temporary jobs will be created for construction of the new system and approximately ten new permanent jobs for the operation and maintenance. “There will be some shifting and changing of responsibility for those currently employed at the existing treatment facilities scattered throughout the region,” stated Robinson. However, it’s anticipated that this project will require more people to maintain the treatment facility at Tiber Dam. In addition, a dependable source of high-quality drinking water will provide increased incentive for business and industry to consider relocation to North Central Montana.

More information regarding the Rocky Boy/North Central Regional Water System on the Internet, at: http://www.mrws.org/ or http://www.dnrc.state.mt.us/cardd/cardd.html. Information can also be obtained by contacting Annmarie Robinson at 406-265-9226 or Rick Duncan at 406-444-1879.

Fair Board Reviews Carvival Options (Fri, Feb 1, 2002)

The Northeast Montana Fair Board had a special meeting on January 31st to discuss changes in this year's fair.

Last month the Inland Empire Shows Carnival cancelled the contract for this years fair on July 28-31st.
The special meeting was held to discuss different options the fair board has with the cancellation of the carnival.

The three options discussed were:
1. hold the fair at the current date of July 28-31st and have no carnival.
2. hold a pre-fair event with the Candy Apple Amusement Carnival on July 18-20.
3. move the fair to dates that the carnival is available.

An estimated 30 people turned out for the special meeting and most expressed the view that it was important to have a carnival at this years fair. The fair board has contacted a carnival located in Wyoming and they are willing to come to Glasgow on July 18-20. This would be two weeks before the northeast Montana fair is scheduled to run. General sentiment was to have the carnival in Glasgow for a pre-fair event on July 18-20 and have the actual fair run July 28-31st.

It was noted at the meeting that most county fairs in northeast Montana don't have a carnival. Fairs in Scobey, Culbertson, Plentywood, Dodson and Glendive don't have the carnival entertainment.

Fair Board Chairman Rod Karst told Kltz/Klan that a decision probably will be made at the next fair board meeting on February 14th.

February Obituaries

Hattie M. Sudbrack

Hattie M. Sudbrack, 84, farm wife for many years and lifelong Saco area resident, died of cancer on Sunday, February 24th at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 28th at the Saco Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the Grandview Cemetery in Saco. Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.

Hattie was born in 1917 at Saco to Casper and Jessie Stiles Iverson and graduated from Saco High School in 1935. She married H. Reinhard Sudbrack in 1935 at the Iverson Farm north of Saco. She has lived all her life on the Sudbrack Farm and Ranch north of Saco. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, cooking, gardening, flowers and canning, and belonged to the Saco Lutheran Church, W.E.L.C.A., Saco Home Demonstration Club and Saco Women’s Club.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Rene and her husband Charles Worley of Wolf Point; Norma and her husband Ted Kelly of Malta; 3 sons: Phillip and his wife Karla of Saco; Cecil and his wife Sharon of New Holland, Pennsylvania; Dale and his wife Elena of Saco; 2 sisters: Nettie Schubert of Wabash, Minnesota; Priscilla Green of Forest Grove, Oregon; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Curtis, in 1936 and her husband, H. Reinhard Sudbrack, in 1987.

Phoebe Mae Bergstrom

Phoebe Mae Bergstrom of Nashua died of natural causes on February 21st at the Choteau Teton Care Home. She was 98. Services will be Monday, February 25th at 2 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua with Reverend Martin Mock officiating and with burial in the Nashua City Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She was born in 1903 in Wyocena, Wisconsin, to Riley Tunison and Rocksey (Babcock) Tunison. She moved with her family to Froid, Montana, when they homesteaded in 1906. She attended schools in Froid. Phoebe married Hans W. Bergstrom in 1923 in Froid. They lived on a farm near Froid until 1932 when they moved to Fort Peck to work on the construction of the Fort Peck Dam, where they lived at Square Deal. In 1939 they moved to Nashua and they lived there until her husband passed away in 1995. In 1996, Phoebe moved to Choteau, Montana, to be with her daughters. Besides raising 13 children, Phoebe was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, member of the Rock Club, WELCA, Senior Citizens, and enjoyed music, being a rock hound, plants, flowers and stuffed animals.

Survivors include Lillian Anderson and her husband Robert of Great Falls; Maxine Albertini and her husband Albert of Great Falls; Ruth Peterson of Tacoma, Washington; John Bergstrom and his wife Juneal of Froid; Corma Peterson and her husband Lyle of Salt Lake City; James Bergstrom of Moore, Montana; Lois Damstrom and her husband Richard of Glasgow; Irene Jager and her husband Roger of Fairbanks, Alaska; Mavis Baucom and her husband Jerel of Choteau, Montana; Kaye Olson and her husband Don of Renton, Washington; Eva Bergstrom of Eureka, California; Gary Bergstrom of Spokane, Washington; 59 grandchildren, 168 great grandchildren, 26 great great grandchildren, many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; 1 brother: Dan Tunison of Troy, Montana; 2 sisters: Janet Herns of Troy, Montana; Grace Sundheim of Froid, Montana.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Riley Tunison, George Tunison and David Tunison; a son, George Bergstrom, her husband Hans Bergstrom and a granddaughter Sherrie Bergstrom.

Douglas Alan FitzSimmons

Douglas Alan FitzSimmons, 52, died on February 21st in Circle, Montana. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 25th at the Church of Nazarene in Glasgow with Reverend John Powell officiating. Cremation has taken place. Clayton Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point is in charge of arrangements.

Doug was born in 1950 in Wolf Point to Patricia and Eugene FitzSimmons. He was raised in Wolf Point and graduated from Wolf Point High School. Doug served in the Army during Vietnam and was discharged in 1976. In 1980 he married Donna Nefzger in Great Falls. They owned and operated the Double D Restaurant in Hinsdale for ten years. He then retired and lived in Glasgow for the last ten years. Doug was a coin collector and sold state quarters. His hobbies included gardening, canning and fishing. He loved his grandchildren very much.

Survivors include his wife Donna of Glasgow; 1 daughter: KT Northington of Wolf Point; his mother, Pat Neutgens of Great Falls; 4 stepsons: Earl Carson and David Carson, both of Glasgow; Michael Carson of St. Peter, Minnesota; and Kelly Carson of Great Falls; 2 brothers: Ray FitzSimmons of White Salmon, Washington, and Gary FitzSimmons of Idaho; one half sister: Kim Nolan of California; 2 granddaughters and 5 grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Esther Marine Nelson

Esther Marine Nelson departed from her family and friends on February 17th at Community Hospital in Missoula. She died of natural causes. A celebration of Esther's life will be held at the Fort Peck Chapel on Saturday, February 23rd at 1 p.m. with burial in Highland Cemetery. We will gather at the Masonic Lodge in Glasgow for refreshments and conversation.

Esther was born to Belgian immigrants William and Marie DeMessemaker at their homestead on the Milk River near Tampico, Montana, in 1926. She married Robert Nelson in 1947 and brought 4 children into the world. She attended school in Tampico and Glasgow. She was a member of the Gumbo Gals Garden Club, the craft club Badland Biddies, Daughters of the Nile and was a Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, Valley Chapter 29. She taught Sunday school at Fort Peck Community Church. Some of her interests included fishing, gardening, bird watching, camping, cooking, traveling, crafts, playing cards and bingo. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Esther has lived in Kalispell, Glasgow and settled with Robert at Fort Peck. She has lived in Alberton the past six and one half years with a daughter and her family.

Esther was a loving mother and grandmother and a friend to many. She will be greatly missed, yet we are comforted to know that she is with us in so many ways.

I did not die
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle Autumn's rain.
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that
Shines at night.

Survivors include 4 children: Marie Wagner and her husband Bill, of Billings; Arthur Nelson and his wife Sandy, of Kalispell; Rose Ann Dehne and her husband Carl, of Alberton; and Carl Nelson and his wife Cheryl, of Great Falls; 9 grandchildren: Heather, Rob and Lynette Wagner, Mike and Bradley Nelson, Cassandra and Geoffry Dehne; Clarke and Rachel Nelson; 5 great grandchildren: Evan and Anders Epperly, Logan and Ravenna Nelson and Jalen Wagner; 2 sisters: Rachel Pugh and Eva Stohl; and numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grandnephews.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband Robert Nelson, brother William DeMessemaker, father William DeMessemaker and mother Marie DeMessemaker.

The family suggests donations to: Lion's Eye Bank, stroke research, Shriner's Children's Hospital and the Chalise of Repose Project, 554 W. Broadway Suite 435, Missoula, Montana 59802.

Beulah B. Hammond

Beulah B. Hammond of Saco, 85, died of natural causes on February 18th at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow. Services will be Wednesday, February 20th at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Glasgow with burial in Grandview Cemetery in Saco. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah was born in 1916 in Glendora, Michigan, to Charles Niles and Hazel (Massey) Niles. She came with her family on the train from Michigan as a preschooler. Her dad was a barber in Saco, her mother a nurse. They then moved to Columbia Falls where she was a first grader. Her second through fourth grades were at the Saco Divide and Frenchman Creek Schools; 5th, 6th & 7th at the Lone Pine School in the Missouri Breaks. She attended the 8th grade and high school back in Saco. She was washing windows in the stone house in preparation for a dance when she met Jerry.

Beulah's family homesteaded in 1934 on Larb Creek, 54 miles south of Saco. She married Jerry Hammond at Malta in 1914. He died August 10, 1996. After their marriage they lived at Fort Peck from 1934-35 when Jerry worked on the dam construction. They then moved out to the ranch on Larb Creek. She has lived the last 5 years in Saco.

Beulah enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was grandmother to every kid in the country. She cut their hair with her hand clippers. She loved to ride horseback, and her later years she still rode "Gravy Train." Her biggest hobby was being a very devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the LDS Church and Rebeccas.

Survivors include 1 son: Ira Hammond of Saco; 3 daughters: Hazle Stuker of Havre, Marlene Large of Everett, Washington, and Alice Mandeville of Saco; 1 sister: Lila Cattanach of Corning, California; 14 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, one daughter, Gayle, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Nettie Teichroew

Nettie Teichroew died February 16th at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow. Visitations will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th at the Clayton Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 21st at the Clayton Memorial Chapel with Pastor David Lind officiating. Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery in Lustre.

Nettie was born in 1912 at Mountain Lake, Minnesota, to George and Agnes Teichroew. In the spring of 1917 her parents moved to Lustre, Montana, where she grew up. She received her primary education in the one room Grandview School. She attended Lustre Bible School, now called the Lustre Academy. For her extended education she attended Northwestern Bible and Missionary School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduating in 1940.

In the spring of 1931 she committed her life to the Lord and later that year, together with a number of young people, she was baptized and joined the Bethel Lustre Mennonite Church.

Since Nettie did not marry, she took care of her parents as long as they lived on the farm. After that, she moved into Wolf Point and worked at Faith Lutheran Home for 25 years. Her pride and joy was to get and take care of her things and cook. She was very good at growing flowers.
Survivors include 1 brother: Abe his wife Ethel of Maple Grove, Minnesota; 1 sister: Elizabeth and her husband Walter Pankratz of Lustre; 1 sister-in-law: Wanda Teichroew of Lustre; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers.

Edith Ann Arndt

Edith Ann Arndt of Hinsdale, 83, died of natural causes at her home on Frenchman Creek on February 13th. Services are set for Tuesday, February 19th at 2 p.m. at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church with burial in the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. Reverend Martin Mock will be officiating. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Edith was born to Johnson and Eleanor (Mead) Johnson and lived her entire life north of Hinsdale on Frenchman Creek. She attended the Valley Town School and Genevive School. She married Robert "Bob" Arndt at Malta in 1938. He died in 1970. She enjoyed sewing, embroidering, crafts, and made braided rugs. She worked on the farm and sold eggs.

Survivors include: 1 son: James Arndt of Polson, Montana; 2 daughters: Marion Frost of Steilacoom, Washington, and Dorothy Wigen of Spokane, Washington; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 1 daughter, Helen, in 2001; 2 great granddaughters, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Hazel Holland

Hazel Holland, 85, died of natural causes on February 17th at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services will be Thursday, February 21st at 10 a.m. at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel was born in Thoeny, Montana, in 1916 to Clifford E. Doke and Lucy (Burdg) Doke. She attended schools on 6th Point on the Missouri River. Hazel married Byron Dale and from that union 3 children were born: Wayne, Carol and Myrtice. She later married Jack Burner and they had 2 children: John and Rhea. Hazel worked for the local moving companies and also the Fort Peck Hotel and Glasgow Hotel. She enjoyed knitting towels, quilts, and afghans, and her adopted dog Rascal. She was a jack of all trades and enjoyed housekeeping, cooking, carpentry and visiting with friends. She took great pride in everything she did.

Survivors include 2 sons: Wayne Dale and his wife Mary Ann of Glasgow, and John Burner of Glasgow; 3 daughters: Carol Cook and her husband Al, of Helena; Myrtice Bamford and her husband Glyn, of Billings; Hazel (Rhea) Haskin of Glasgow; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren; 1 brother: E. Floyd Doke of Glasgow; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Brownie Doke; a son-in-law, Robert Haskin; and a Grandson, Lane Anthony Boos; husbands Jack Burner and Claude Holland.

Terressa Kadia Daley

Terressa Kadia Daley, 84, died of pneumonia at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on February 15th. Services will be at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow on Tuesday, February 19th at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Martin Mock officiating and with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She was born in 1917 in Malvern, Arkansas, to james Newman and Hattie (Westbrook) Newman. Her family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, when Kadia was 17 and she worked as a drug store fountain worker. She met Earl Daley at Wahlgren's and they were married in 1942 in Little Rock. Earl was stationed in Little Rock before entering World War II. While he was in Germany, Kadia continued to live and work in Little Rock. When he returned from the war, they moved back to Earl's home state, Montana. Kadia was a busy mother involved with helping out with special projects at Spring Valley Country School. Throughout the years she was camp counselor, chaperone for Farmers Union Groups of Valley County and Lucky Clover 4-H Camps. She loved gathering up all the neighbor kids and heading 50 miles to the swimming pool or the local drive-in theatre. She has been famous in the family for providing each and every member with a hand made quilt or comforter.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Daley of Glasgow; 1 son: Jonathan Daley of Nashua; 3 daughters: Jane Collins and her husband Wayne of Nashua; Wanda Dale and her husband Steve of Glasgow; Judy Elletson and her husband Donnie of Glasgow; 8 grandchildren, 3 1/2 great grandchildren; 1 sister: Beatrice Garsjo of Benton City, Washington; 1 brother: Bobby Newman of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Ty Alan Cook

Ty Alan Cook died of natural causes at age 16 months. He died at Benefis Health Care Hospital in Great Falls. Services were February 16th at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Reverend Chris Flohr officiating and with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ty was born in Great Falls to Scott and Brenda (Isakson) Cook. He liked to listen to Elmo, he giggled when splish splash was on his tummy. He liked to go for rides in the car. He loved music. He had a Mom and Dad that loved and cared for him very much.

Survivors include his parents, Scott A. and Brenda Cook of Glasgow; 1 brother: Scott M. Cook of the family home; grandparents Diana and Cliff Isakson of Glasgow and Patricia Hayes of Havre; great grandpa Michael Farley of Havre. Ty was preceded in death by a sister, Hanna, in 1995.

Earl H. Hallock

Longtime Valley County resident Earl H. Hallock died from complications during surgery in Kalispell on February 11, 2002. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 16th at 10 a.m. at the Methodist church in Glasgow and on Monday, February 18th in Kalispell, with burial to follow there. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Earl was born in 1930 to Ethel and Kenneth Hallock in Opheim. He was the second oldest of five children and was raised in and attended school in Opheim. In 1948 he married Della Reddick in Opheim and from that union they had five children and were married for 53 years. They lived in Opheim for 7 years before moving to Glasgow. He worked for Sam Adams at Opheim Motors and at the Roundhouse in Opheim before moving to Glasgow in 1955. While in Glasgow he worked for Kenny Newton at Newton Motors until 1962, when he opened Earl's Body Shop west of Glasgow; he operated that business until 1990. At that time Earl & Della moved to Kalispell and lived up on the mountain at Ashley Lake. There they operated together Ashley Lake Upholstery.

Earl loved to cook and was always baking goodies for everyone. He was also a great craftsman and carpenter and he was always looking for ways to improve something. Earl spent many hours working on his cabin - "Home" up at Ashley Lake, and caring for and feeding his special little tree friends.

Earl is survived by his wife Della and 5 children: Alvie, Milt, Lynn, Craig and Byron. Also by the children's spouses and 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 sisters and 1 brother: Dianne Isakson, Phyliss Betz and Bennie Hallock. Earl was a "special" parent to other young men: Carl Rennick and Larry Baumgartner. He will be greatly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his brother Ralph and one granddaughter, Cheryl.

Muncie J. Taylor

Muncie J. Taylor, 75, died at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow of natural causes on February 11th. Services will be Thursday, February 14th at 1 p.m. at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow with Reverend Jay Ashbaucher officiating and with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Muncie was born at home in Glasgow in 1926 to Grover Muncie and Estella Taylor. He was the youngest of seven children.

At a young age Muncie dropped out of school to tend the family farm west of Glasgow on the Milk River. After a stint in the Navy where he was gunner on the destroyer U.S.S. Taylor, but saw no action during the Korean Conflict, Muncie brought home his California bride Dorothy (Fink) to beautiful mountainous Montana. They were married in 1953 and Judith Annette arrived 10 months later followed by David Muncine in another 3 years and Tommy Thayer in another 3 years. Muncie spent over 36 years delivering mail to rural Glasgow residents through all types of weather. His part time carrier job allowed his full time love of the farm and ranching life to expand his property west of town and eventually to purchase his dream, a cattle ranch. Through these years he enjoyed singing and music, flying and inventing, building machines to accomplish the tasks with less labor. He welded, tinkered and fixed everything from old machinery, to vehicles to boats. The past few years especially he has enjoyed his grand kids and being near them. Having had his dream of a cattle ranch, he reveled in talking about his cow or that. He and Dorothy were blessed to have family to care for them these past couple years.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Taylor of Glasgow; 2 sons: David Muncie Taylor and his wife Charla of Helena, Tommy Taylor and his wife Kim of Spokane, Washington; 1 daughter: Judy Orth and her husband Brian of Glasgow; 2 brothers: Warren Taylor of Havre and Jim Taylor of Sparks, Nevada; and 8 grandchildren.

Monte Clair Fox

Monte Clair Fox, 47, died of nephritis on February 7th at his home in Fort peck. Services will be Memorial Day, May 27, 2002, at Fort Peck with private burial. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Monte was born in Tooele, Utah, to James Arthur "Monte" Fox and Lillian Henderson Seright. He was raised and attended schools in Tooele. Monte entered the U.S. Army in 1971, where he served as a lineman. He received an honorable discharge in 1973. In 1982 he married Arlee Nelson in Stansbury, Utah, where they lived for 17 years. Monte worked at the Tooele Army Depot before moving to Tuscon, Arizona, where he worked at Davis Monthan Air Force Base for 5 years.

Monte was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, four-wheeling and working in his garage.

Survivors include his wife, Arlee Fox of Fort Peck; 1 son: Tyler Fox of Fort Peck; 1 daughter: Katie Fox of Fort Peck; children: Michael Brown of Clifton, Colorado, and Cody Pederson of Tooele, Utah; father Monte and his wife Ramona of Tooele, Utah; mother: Kelley Sereight of Red River, California; grandmother: Shirley Salisbury of Red River, California; 1 brother: David Fox & his wife Tammy of Grantsville, Utah; 5 sisters: Terrie Molering and her husband Herb of St. Louis, Missouri; Bobbie Layton and her husband Stuart of Tooele; Debbie Bice and her husband Wayne of Tooele; Pattie Shosted and her husband Tim of Tooele; Debbie Nixon and her husband Todd of Logan, Utah; numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen V. Blanchard

Helen V. Blanchard, 53, died of cancer at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on February 3rd. Services will be held at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow on Wednesday, February 6th at 2 p.m. with Reverend Chris Flohr officiating and with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Helen was born in Glasgow to Wilbur and Mabel Nelson and lived in Cut Bank and Bozeman before moving back to Glasgow in the 1950's where she has lived since. In 1965 Helen married Mayron Blanchard in Dubois, Idaho. They moved to El Paso, Texas, after Myron was back from Vietnam, and then moved back to Glasgow in 1968. She worked at the Etchart Ranch, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital for many years as purchasing director, with the Red Cross, was an EMT and worked for the Flight Crew of the Hospital Ambulance Service. She was also a certified scuba diver for Search and Rescue. She was a farm wife, combined, drove tractor, and butchered chickens. She also worked at the Roost and later at the Glasgow Bakery. She also helped Butch in the construction business.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Georgie Kulczyk and her husband Ronnie of Glasgow, Dorena Blanchard of Glasgow; 6 grandchildren; 4 sisters: Marie Hobby of Atlanta, Georgia, Sharon Anderson of Olympia, Washington, Marsha Smith of St. Cloud, Florida, Donna Rennick of Glasgow; 2 brothers: Ralph Nelson of San Ramon, California, Brent Nelson of Tampa, Florida.

She was preceded in death by a brother, George Nelson, father, Wilbur Nelson and sister, Julie Severeid
Helen is also survived by her friend, companion and partner Butch Stensland of Glasgow and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gene R. Wohlschlager

Gene R. Wohlschlager, 63, died on February 3rd of emphysema at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services will be on Thursday, February 7th at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Glasgow with Reverend Emory Robotham officiating. There will be a private burial. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Gene was born in Missoula in 1938 to Frank and Elizabeth Wohlschlager. He attended schools in Missoula and Kalispell. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1957, where he served as an electronics technician. He served in the National Guard since he was 17 years old. In 1959 Gene married Rochelle Wimer in Frankfurt, South Dakota. They lived in Mayville, North Dakota, where he finished his Air Force duty. He then worked at the radar station north of Cut Bank for 2 years, before moving to Glasgow in 1963, where he worked for the Weather Bureau for 31 years, retiring in 1994. Gene was a member of the Glasgow Elks, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and taught Hunter's Safety in Glasgow. He also enjoyed taking friends hunting and being outdoors, and he really enjoyed his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Rochelle Wohlschlager of Glasgow; 2 sons: Philip of Bozeman and Lyall of Sand Point, Idaho; 2 daughters: Shelle McMaster of Chinook and Bonnie Rocco of Everett, Washington; 1 sister: Sheryl Archibald of Steilacoom, Washington; 1 brother: Charles Wohlschlager of Kalispell; and 10 grandchildren.

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