(Brockton-AP) -- Montana's traffic toll for the year has risen to 126 with the death of a Fort Peck man in a one-vehicle crash near Brockton. He was 53-year-old William Molder.
The Highway Patrol says his pickup truck ran off U-S two just west of Brockton about 4:30 in the morning, veered back across the highway and overturned. Molder was thrown out and killed.
A woman passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, received only minor injuries.
At this time last year the state highway toll stood at 121. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
The Northeast Montana Fair is underway in Glasgow. Highlights include the Sunday and Monday night rodeo, the Tuesday night talent show and the Demo Derby on Wednesday night.
Also, the KLTZ/Mix-93 and Glasgow Courier pie-eating contest is back. We'll broadcast it live on KLTZ, starting at 2 p.m. Monday. If you want to see it in person, we invite you out to the grandstands Monday afternoon.
For a full fair agenda, visit our Northeast Montana Fair page.
(Minot, North Dakota-AP) -- North Dakota's Transportation Department is developing a draft environmental impact statement for a plan to make U-S Highway-two four lanes from Minot to Williston.
Spokesman Grant Levi says the department hopes to have the document out in August.
A similar study is planned in Montana. Congress has earmarked two million dollars for an environmental impact study and design work.
U-S-two is four lanes from Grand Forks to near Berthold,
west of Minot. The rest of the road to the west - about 100 miles in North
Dakota and on across Montana - is two lanes. Residents of northwestern
North Dakota and along the Montana Hi-Line have lobbied for years to get
four lanes. The cost of the widening project has been estimated at 1-point-2
The Valley County Commissioners have passed a resolution
setting salaries for all elected officials in Valley County for the 2002-2003
Subcommittee Approves Burns’
Projects, Clears First Hurdle (Posted Tue, 7-23-02)
All Valley County Farm Service Agency staff will be out of the office Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-25 for a multi-district meeting.
Montana's Senator Max Baucus today applauded the subcommittee passage of a fiscal year 2003 funding bill that will provide the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery with $8 million in an appropriation that Baucus has pushed hard because it will help create more jobs and boost the economy in the northeast Montana.
The Senate Energy and Water Development appropriations bill is expected to pass the full Appropriations committee on Thursday, Baucus said.
"I'm working together with my colleagues to ensure that the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery receives the funding it needs to help boost our state's economy and bring more good-paying jobs to northeastern Montana," Baucus said. "I've been involved in getting the hatchery up and running for many years now and was proud to attend the ground breaking ceremony earlier this month. Last year, I worked together to provide the hatchery with $1.5 million in federal funding, and we're keeping the progress going with another $8 million this year."
The Fort Peck Fish Hatchery will support native fish recovery and warm-water fish such as walleye and small-mouth bass, as well as other species that have been hit by heavy fishing pressure and low water levels in recent years. The hatchery will be located on 100 acres of federal land south of the Dredge Cuts area in Fort Peck and will be staffed by two to three employees, Baucus said. The hatchery proposal will be a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
"The hatchery will have important ecological, recreational, and economic impacts on the region and I'll continue to push for additional funding to get the hatchery going at full speed," Baucus said. "Boosting Montana's economy is my number on priority and today's federal funding of $8 million for the hatchery will help us achieve that goal."
Minister wants to make railroad
tracks safer in Wolf Point (Posted, Thu 7-18-02)
The Reverend Jerry Swanson was moved by the deaths of two men who were hit and killed in the same area July 11th.
Swanson is a 72-year-old Presbyterian minister in Brockton. He has formed "People Against Railroad Killing," and he says the city of Wolf Point and the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe railroad must find a way to minimize the danger.
In January 1990, B-N-S-F proposed building a security fence
along the tracks through town, to keep people from walking across the
tracks. But the city said it couldn't maintain it, so the fence never
was built. Building such a fence is one of the steps proposed by Swanson's
Montana Senator Max Baucus reports that the Glasgow
Social Security Office will now be open from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. five days
(AP) -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway says it will change its pricing structure for grain shipments at the end of the month.
Railroad officials say the decision was a response to criticism raised by Democratic Senator Max Baucus and Republican Governor Judy Martz. Baucus, Martz and others say the system was unfair to Montana farmers, because it reduced rates for shipments from eastern North Dakota.
The rates were changed to fill market demand in the Pacific Northwest, when there was a shortage of wheat from Montana.
Railroad chairman Matthew Rose says the change may be temporary, because B-N-S-F must keep its export market share for wheat in the Pacific Northwest. He says the price structure could be reviewed if market conditions become difficult for the railway. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
The Valley County Commissioners voted 3-0 Wednesday
to give an economic development levy another chance in the November General
(Miles City-AP) -- Because of the dry conditions, land managers have imposed burning restrictions in eastern Montana.
The U-S Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management, have jointly announced a ban on open fires or campfires in any area, except within a developed recreation site -- unless the site is posted against open fires, such as Medicine Rocks State Park.
The restrictions cover all public and private lands in Carter, Custer, Fallon, Garfield, Mccone, Powder River, and Rosebud counties. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Commissioners Work On New
Fiscal Year Budgets (Posted Wed, 7-17-02)
A dance performance by the Red Buffalo Society will
precede South Pacific at the Fort Peck Theatre on Friday, Aug. 2, Council
President Kari Lee Knierim announced this week. Their performance begins
at 7 p.m. "We are honored to host so many talented dancers,"
Former Frazer School teacher Shane Kennedy was sentenced
in District Court on Monday.
Glasgow resident Trent Kinzell appeared in District
Court in Monday facing five counts of felony sexual intercourse without
consent and one count of misdemeanor unlawful restraint.
The Valley County Commissioners will discuss the possibility
of putting an economic development levy back on the ballot at a meeting
on Wednesday at 3pm.
Andrew Pohl, webmaster of the Glasgow National
Weather Service, has informed us the weather service has added more information
on the damage suffered in northeast Montana when severe thunderstorms
and tornadoes came through on July 8th. The information is available here:
Severe Weather Picture pages.
The Montana Department of Transportation is planning
over $14 million dollars in highway improvements in Valley County over
the next two years.
Long Run Called To Oil Pumping
Station Fire (Posted Tue, 7/16/02)
Two men died early Thursday morning in Wolf Point when they were struck by an east-bound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train.
Gary Jackson, 41, of Frazer, and Curtis Schindler, 34,
of Wolf Point, were pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 2 a.m.,
said Terry Boyd, chief criminal investigator for the Fort Peck Tribe.
The National Weather Service has posted severe weather damage pictures from Monday's storm system.
The Glasgow office of the NWS has verified that 2 F0 tornadoes occurred; one west of Hinsdale and one in Park Grove.
For the full story, visit our weather section, or head straight to the NWS Severe Weather Picture pages.
The Glasgow Police Department was involved in a high
speed motorcycle chase Wednesday morning that resulted in the arrest of
a 23 year old Glasgow resident.
(Glasgow-AP) -- Funeral services will be held Friday in Glasgow for rancher Walter Collins, a former president of the Montana Public Lands Council and former board member of the Montana Stockgrowers.
Collins died of cancer last Sunday in a Billings hospital. He was 71.
Collins was president of the Montana Public Lands Council for ten years. He served on the Montana Stockgrowers Board for four years. Collins was also president of the Montana State District-Five Fiddlers, and was a sought-after rhythm guitar player at fiddle contests around the region.
His funeral is at 10:30 tomorrow morning at the Glasgow Civic Center, with burial the following day at Mount View Cemetery in Billings. Visit our Obits page for a full obituary.
(Washington-AP) -- An Arizona senator says Amtrak spent eleven million dollars to have an outside consultant review the way the railroad does business. Amtrak then shelved the report after it recommended major changes.
Republican John McCain says McKinsey and Company recommended that Amtrak operate more like a private company. It said Amtrak should focus on profitable service in highly populated corridors and keep money-losing long-distance routes only under contract with the states that want them.
McCain is an Amtrak critic and a proponent of franchising train routes to other operators. He made his comments yesterday at a hearing of the Senate Commerce subcommittee on surface transportation.
Amtrak President David Gunn says he hasn't seen McKinsey's final set of conclusions. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
The Two Rivers Economic group is requesting the Valley
County Commissioners put another 2-mill levy for economic development
on the ballot.
(AP) South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow has invited the governors of several other states to his home in Brandon, South Dakota, to talk about the Missouri River system.
The written invitations went out yesterday to the governors of Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. The gathering is planned for Sunday, August 4th, at Janklow's home east of Sioux Falls.
In his letter, the Republican says Congress can't seem to fix problems with management of the river, so it's up to the governors. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
But U-S Senators from states along the river will hold a congressional hearing to prod the Corps of Engineers to act. The hearing is set for today in Washington.
A recent U-S Fish and Wildlife Service decision effectively blocks the corps from releasing more water to drought-stricken communities. The service says a more natural flow, with heavier releases in the spring and less water in the summer, is the only way to protect rare wildlife. That view is shared by Montana and other up-river states, where the plan would help the lake recreation industry.
The plan is opposed by down-river states, where stable river depth is needed for barge traffic and farming. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
The Valley County Farm Service Agency will be accepting
acreage reports from producers who wish to file reports for the 2002 crop
year. This may include commodity crops, pasturelands and grasslands. The
acreage reporting deadline for Valley County has been extended to July
Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms ripped across central
and eastern Montana on Monday. Tornadoes were reported in Petroleum, Garfield
and Valley County.
The National Weather Service has verified that tornado
winds caused damage west of Hinsdale and in Park Grove Monday night.
Also, for the full storm reports, visit our weather page.
A Glasgow man continued his anti-government stance in
court on Monday, insisting on defending himself in his own conspiracy
and obstruction trial.
Some enchanted evenings are in store for audiences
at the Fort Peck Theatre when South Pacific opens this weekend. Katie
Truscott and Bobby Gutierrez star in this memorable Rogers and Hammerstein
musical, playing weekend evenings through Aug. 4 in Fort Peck.
Baucus Announces Funds For Nashua
Volunteer Fire Department (Mon, 7/8/02)
The grant is part of FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Program and includes funding for personal protective equipment, fire prevention programs, vehicles, and fire fighting equipment.
"Our firefighters place their lives on the line every day to protect their fellow citizens," Baucus said. "On September 11th, we saw firefighters give their lives so that others might live. We must provide our firefighters with the resources to protect themselves while in the line of duty. I'm pleased that FEMA is working together with the congressional delegation and fire departments to make this funding available."
The purpose of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is to award one-year grants directly to fire departments to enhance their abilities with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The program identifies departments that need the basic tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their fire fighting personnel and provides assistance to meet these needs.
"Montana's rural volunteer firefighters perform a vital service to many residents," Baucus said. "This grant will help the Nashua Volunteer Fire Department be more fully prepared to rescue and assist neighbors and residents in times of disaster. I want to make sure we do everything we can at the local, state, and federal levels to provide our firefighters with the resources they need."
The Montana Governors Cup Walleye Tournament is set to begin
Friday and continue through Saturday on Fort Peck Lake.
According to Jill Hamilton, Executive Director of the Glasgow
Chamber, the tournament filled up last month but on Monday 6 teams dropped
out of the competition. Hamilton said she usually has a waiting list of
at least 10 teams wanting to fish in the tourney but this year there is
(AP) Two people died in separate motorcycle crashes in northern Montana over the weekend.
The Montana Highway Patrol says a 90-year-old Michigan woman died Friday night, when the motorcycle she was riding on hit a deer on U-S Highway Two near Hinsdale.
And a 47-year-old Havre man died early yesterday, when he lost control of his motorcycle on a curve on Beaver Creek Road near Havre. The victims' names were being withheld while their families are notified.
The deaths raise the state highway fatality toll to 113, compared with 97 at this time last year. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
On a sun drenched Saturday afternoon an estimated 500
people turned out for the ground breaking ceremony of the Fort Peck Warm
Water Fish Hatchery.
Over 400 people showed up at the Dredge Cuts on Saturday, for the official groundbreaking for the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery. Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Walleyes Unlimited and many others attended the ceremony. Senators Max Baucus and Conrad Burns and Representative Denny Rehberg spoke as did State Senator Sam Kitzenberg.
Many people also attended a celebration picnic on Saturday night at Kiwanis Park. We'll have more news on the groundbreaking and hatchery construction contracts coming up on Monday. Please visit our Hatchery page for more pictures of the event.
Thunderstorm Report (7/5/02)
Lightning reportedly sparked one fire near Fort Peck and winds of 85 miles per hour were recorded south of Brockton. The peak gust in Glasgow, however, was only 45 miles per hour.
Hail was reported in 2 locations in Petroleum County and 2 miles east of Mosby in Garfield county, ranging from .75 to 1 inch in diameter.
Power was out in Glasgow for about an hour. No injuries were reported.
The fireworks planned for Glasgow and Hinsdale were postponed until dark tonight (7/5).
The Long Run Fire Department was called out to Frazer
during the fierce storm on Thursday night.
DUI charges were filed against a 22 year old male after
a 3-vehicle accident early Thursday morning.
(AP) The body of a teenager was found early Wednesday
in the driveway of a Poplar residence, and officials said it appeared
he had been stabbed to death.
(St. Louis-AP) History buffs can now go to the Internet to see records from more than 80 court cases related to the Lewis and Clark expedition.
The state of Missouri archives and Washington University are working with the St. Louis Circuit Court to put the court's significant collection of records in digital form. The records date back to the court's inception in 1804, when Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on their journey to the Pacific Ocean and back.
Much of their journey took place in Montana. You can find
the records online at: http://www.sos.state.mo.us/archives/projects/stlcircuitcourt.asp
(Some portions from AP) Ground will be broken this Saturday for the long awaited, warm water fish hatchery at Fort Peck.
Chuck Lawson is chairman of the Citizens For Fort Peck Fish Hatchery Committee. He says the groundbreaking will be at 2 p-m Saturday, followed by a picnic at 5 o'clock. Lawson says all three members of Montana's congressional delegation will be on hand, along with representatives of the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Senator Max Baucus sent out a congratulatory message on Wednesday.
Lawson's group is credited with helping the project from its start in the Montana Legislature to its approval by Congress last year. It was championed in the state Legislature by Representative Sam Kitzenberg of Glasgow.
The 12 million dollar project will be operated by the state, on land donated by the U-S Army Corps Of Engineers.
KLTZ will provide extra coverage of the event. Mark Ward of the Montana Outdoors Radio Show will broadcast from 6a-8a from the site, and continue an additional 2 hours live from the event after his regular show ends.
Our local coverage will begin Saturday afternoon and run through the start of the picnic at 5 p.m. For more on the events of the day, visit our Hatchery page. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Peter Jacob & Gertrude Schwartz Breigenzer were recently added to the Heritage Wall in the Pioneer Museum.
After the eighth grade my Dad followed the threshing
machines pitching bundles. He ended up in Kenmare, North Dakota where
my mother's folks had moved. They both worked in the laundry there. They
were married in Bainesville, Minnesota in April of 1910 where my mother's
folks had moved to.
Glasgow Police Chief Lynn Erickson is reminding city
residents that it is against the law to use fireworks withing the city
limits. Erickson told Kltz/Klan that if a person is caught setting off
fireworks within the city it is a misdemeanor and comes with a $75 fine.
Erickson also noted that his department has received complaints about drivers not yielding to pedestrians at Glasgow crosswalks. Erickson says there was a near miss in Glasgow last week. He stated that it is law for drivers to yield to pedestrians at the crosswalks, and urged area drivers to be aware of pedestrians when approaching intersections.
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
has lined up a fun night of activities to celebrate Independence Day.
The fireworks display will be set off at dark, also from the Valley County Fairgrounds.
(AP) The body of a Poplar man who drowned Thursday evening in the Missouri River was found on Monday after a four-day search south of Poplar.
The victim has been identified as David Vondall.
Officials say he and a companion were swimming across the Missouri when Vondall tired and went under. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
The Glasgow City Council voted Monday to raise two special
assessments on city taxpayers. Citing the rising cost of garbage collection
and utility costs the council voted to raise the city garbage assessment
by $10 per year and increased the lighting assessment by 10 percent.
(AP) Where in Montana would you think it takes the longest for people to drive to work?
According to the Census Bureau, it is the Hi-Line town of Saco , where the average commute takes 38 minutes each way. It's not likely they're running into traffic jams -- but they might be driving 28 miles west to Malta, or 42 miles east to Glasgow.
Workers in West Yellowstone enjoy the shortest average commute -- only six-and-a-half minutes. That's based on information submitted on the census long-form questionnaire, from Montana towns with at least 100 workers.
Other average commutes include Bozeman at 14 minutes, 16 minutes for Billings, 17-point-seven minutes in Missoula, and in Helena it takes an average 17-point-nine minutes to drive to work. The census report says the average Montana commuting time is 18 minutes. It's about 25 minutes nationwide. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Valley County resident Dennis Young pleaded guilty
last week to the charge of supplying alcohol to individuals under the
age of 21.
State Senator Sam Kitzenberg told Kltz/Klan that a special
session of the Montana Legislature was inevitable and he's surprised that
Governor Judy Martz waited as long as she did in calling for one.
Glasgow couple facing federal
conspiracy charges (Mon, 7/1/02)
Violet V. Marshall of Saco died on Monday, July 29th of
natural causes at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. She was 88 Services
will be at the Saco Lutheran Church on Friday, August 2nd at 2 p.m. with
Reverend Chris Flohr officiating. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery
in Saco. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Agnes Mae Fassett died on Friday, July 26th of natural
causes at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. She was 85. A vigil service
will be held Monday night, July 29, at 7p.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic
Church in Glasgow with funeral services set for Tuesday, July 30th at
11 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church and with burial in Highland
Cemetery. Reverend Thad Kozikowski will officiate. Bell Mortuary is in
charge of arrangements.
Gene Bushman, 64, died of heart failure at his home in Nashua, MT, on July 22, 2002. Funeral services will be held at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow on Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. A private burial will follow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Gene was born December 9, 1937, in Poplar, MT, to parents Francis J. and Rose Lambert Bushman. He attended grade school in Bainville, MT, middle school at the Wolf Point Parochial School, and graduated from Wolf Point High School. He served four years in the US Air Force from 1953 to 1957 as a mechanic and a crew chief. After the war he attended technical school in San Francisco, CA. He returned to work in Hardin, Shelby, Malta, and most recently lived in Nashua, MT. He married Sherri Stewart on December 10, 1970. They were later divorced. Gene liked bowling, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Volunteer Search and Rescue and DES (Disaster Emergency Services). He also enjoyed working several years at the Governor's Cup in Fort Peck.
Survivors include: four daughters, Deborah Jean Bushman of San Antonio, TX, Diane Bushman of Nebraska, Brigit Bushman of Shelby, MT, and Dione Bushman of Billings, MT; three sons, Ronnie and Greg Bushman, both of Poplar, MT, and Duane Bushman of Great Falls, MT; several grandchildren; his father, Francis J. Bushman of Billings, MT; a sister, Denise Willit, of Billings, MT; and a brother, Donald Bushman of California.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose.
Funeral services for Annie O'Neil, 92, of Terry (formerly of the Tampico area) will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Terry on Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. Vigil services will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry.
Norman Conrad DeSonia, 65, passed away on July 12, 2002, of a massive heart attack. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 23 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Chris Flohr officiating.
He was born on January 25, 1937 in Whitetail, MT, to Fred and Dora DeSonia. He graduated from Nashua High School in 1955 where he was active in basketball and football. Norman entered the U.S. Navy shortly after graduation and served in the Sea Bees branch of the navy for four years. He then served in the military reserves for 16 years. He worked as a carpenter and a general construction worker from the time he was a teenager until he retired. Norman enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends. Norman was well known in his community for his wonderful chokecherry syrup and jelly.
He is survived by: two daughters, LaDora (Kevin) Baisch of Glendive and Shelley (Mark) Lammers and three grandchildren all of Canyon Lake, TX; a brother, Gilbert (Marilyn) DeSonia of Nashua; two sisters, Kay (Ron) Opp of Nashua, and Anna Lou (Leo) Bergtoll of Saco; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be sent to any American Legion or V.F.W. Post.
Calvin V. Clark, Sr., 77, died of natural causes July 14, 2002, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point, MT. A wake will be held on Wednesday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Oswego Community Hall. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Oswego Community Hall with burial in Oswego Catholic Cemetery in Oswego, MT, with Bell Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Calvin was born September 3, 1924, in Frazer, MT, to parents Walter and Nellie Clark. He lived in the Wolf Point and Frazer area except for 17 years in Gary, IN. He was a truck driver in Indiana, and a cowboy in Montana. He was a game warden, served on the Tribal Council, and drove cement truck for Wolf Point Ready Mix. He married Gertrude on September 3, 1956 at Glasgow. He was a partial owner in Ost-Clark water hauling business until he retired. He enjoyed playing pool, attending rodeos and dancing. He once rode saddle bronc at Madison Square Garden in 1947. He attended his last Wolf Point Stampede and rode in the parade Friday, and died with his boots on. Calvin is on the Wall of Fame in the Frazer Gym, inducted in 1984. He played on the Frazer Mighty Midget Basketball team that beat the Harlem Globetrotters.
Survivors include: his wife Tootie Clark of Wolf Point, MT; four sons, Mitchell (Darlene) Clark, Calvin Clark, Jr,, and Ronald (Ruth) Jackson all of Wolf Point, and Gerald (Shirley) Jackson of Poplar; four daughters, Judy (Cayin) Rodriguez of Gary, IN, Coleen Clark, Linda Clark, and Ethel "Pie" Jackson all of Wolf Point; two sisters, Bernadine Wallace of Frazer, and Rita Track of Wolf Point; two brothers, Walter and Donald Clark of Frazer; special uncle Joe Clark of Wolf Point; 34 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sons, Kermit, Rusty and Roland.
Pallbearers are: Little Bud Campbell, Joe "Beezer" Low Dog, Bill Whitehead, Russell Kirn, Rodney Adams and Dale Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers are: Don Blankenship, Luke Bushman, Mike "Mackey" Campbell, Judy Hohman, "Tater" McDonald, Leonard Smith, Dean Beauchman and Donald Wetsit.
Myrtice E. Schultz, 71, died of cancer at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on Friday, July 12, 2002. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Hinsdale Legion Hall in Hinsdale, MT, with Floyd Born officiating. Burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale with Bell Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Myrtice was born January 7, 1931 in Glasgow, MT, to parents Jacob and Tabea Born. She spent most of her childhood in Lustre, MT, with a few years in northern Minnesota. She married Roy W. Schultz on July 11, 1952. Myrtice and Roy were both very proud of their fifty years of marriage.
She was a devoted and loving wife and mother, and worked a few years as a nurse's aid and as a waitress. Her biggest joy in life was spending time with friends and family. Myrtice devoted time to the Hinsdale Legion Auxialiary, the Lutheran Church, and the Hinsdale Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Baby John G. Schultz, and her father Jacob Born.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Schultz of Hinsdale; sons David and wife Kerri Schultz of Kalispell, MT, and Lloyd and wife Barbara of Miles City, MT; a daughter, Karen Schultz; seven grandchildren including grandson Kurtis Schultz of Williston, ND (and his fiance Leola Sleeper) that she and Roy helped raise; three great-grandchildren; her mother Tabea Born of Kansas; brothers Floyd and his wife Bertha of Kansas, and Bill and his wife Helena of California; a sister Norma and her husband Leroy Gentzel of Denver, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Neal Jay Gundermann, 30, passed away on July 10, 2002, in Opheim, MT. Services were held Monday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m. at Opheim Lutheran Church in Opheim with Reverend Mark Koonz officiating. Burial was in Lawndale Cemetery in Opheim with Bell Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Neal was born on June 30, 1972, in Glasgow, MT, the son of Dennis Gundermann and Wanda Fuhrman Gundermann. He was raised on a farm south of Glentana and lived in Valley County his entire life. Neal worked as a mechanic and especially enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and anything that was outdoors. He loved woodworking, leather working and electronics. Neal worked on Dahl's Apartments and enjoyed helping out area farmers and ranchers.
Survivors include: his mother Wanda Gundermann of Opheim; his father Dennis Gundermann of Opheim; grandmothers Roxanna Fuhrmann of Opheim and Lorraine Gundermann of Glasgow; sisters Arliss Appleton of Kent, WA, and Mara Gundermann of Kirkland, WA; and a brother, Joshua Gundermann of Great Falls, MT; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
LaVern "L.J." Baker, 91, passed away July 10, 2002, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow due to cancer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Pastor Martin Mock officiating. Burial will be Highland Cemetery in Glasgow with Bell Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
L.J. (LeVern John) was born in Loma, N.D. on October 23, 1910 and moved to the Lustre community in 1916 where his family homesteaded. Life on the homestead included all of the early day farm experiences including working with teams of horses, herding sheep while living in the sheep wagon, and sitting around the crystal radio listening to the first programming.
He moved to Glasgow in 1927 to attend high school, where he was active in sports, music and community affairs. Following high school he went to Northern Montana College in Havre taking Pre-Med, following in the footsteps of his mother, the "country doctor and mid-wife" to 800 northeast Montana mothers.
His early work experiences included the Resettlement Administration, Clerk for R. L. Irle in the Glasgow schools, Paymaster for the Corps of Engineers on the Ft. Peck Dam Project and brakeman for the Great Northern Railroad. It was while working on the railroad that he began building his agate cutting and polishing equipment. Spare time was spent in his home workshop creating unique and beautiful jewelry from Montana moss agate found only along the Yellowstone River near Glendive.
L.J. and Jean Pattison, the girl down the street, were married on June 15, 1940 at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. They were the proud parents of three children, Don, Jerry and LaVaun.
After a time traveling to sell his agate jewelry, he opened Baker's Jewelry in 1948, which he operated with Jean until their retirement on October 31, 1984.
L.J. was active in Boy Scouts, a 48-year member of Kiwanis, a Charter member of Elks, a lifelong member of Sunnyside Golf Club and First Lutheran Church of Glasgow. He always enjoyed visits from friends, the young people he mentored, and "his" Boy Scouts who honored him when many of them established an endowment in his name at the 2000 GHS All-Class Reunion. He was an avid gardener (along with the assistance of Jean) and a passionate piano player.
He was extremely proud of his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Jean, children Don of Lake Elmo, MN, Jerry (Claudia) and LaWaun (Jim) Black of Billings, MT, and four grandchildren including Brian Baker of Denver, CO; Jeannie Baker of Missoula, MT; Laura (Black) Fikes of Tupelo, MS; and Michelle Black of Billings, MT. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brothers Lillian, Lydia, Louis and Lloyd, and his grandson Brad Black.
L.J. would enjoy seeing your memorials made to any worthy cause including the Pioneer Museum in Glasgow, the Glasgow High School Foundation, and the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Foundation, the Lutheran Church Foundation, and the Fort Peck Theater.
Mabel Jarrell, 86, died of natural causes on July 9, 2002, at Valley View Home in Glasgow. Services will be held Friday, July 12, at 2:00 p.m. in Bell Chapel in Glasgow, with Rev. Chris Flohr officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Glasgow with Bell Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mabel was born October 13, 1915 in Woodbury County, Iowa, to parents Jens and Caroline (Hansen) Jensen. She was raised near Butte Creek, Iowa and attended a country school there and high school in Battle Creek, IA. She worked as a shipping clerk in Civil Service for the US Air Force. She lived in Pasco, WA, and married Donald Edward Cooper on October 3, 1936 in Omaha. They came to Glasgow in 1961. He died February 28, 1965 in a car accident.
On April 15, 1966 she married Ray Jarrell in Nashua. They owned and operated the Wagon Wheel Bar in Nashua for a number of years. Ray died January 14, 1981. She moved to Nemont Manor after Ray died. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, crocheting, reading and listening to talking books---she liked westerns.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews including Mary Jensen and Bill and Pat Jensen of Battle Creek, IA.
Delwyn Sibley Firemoon, 71, passed away on July 9, 2002, at the Northeast Montana Health Service Facility in Wolf Point. A wake will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Frazer Community Hall. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 12, at the Frazer Community Hall with Steve Gray Hawk, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery. Clayton Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Del was born on February 7, 1931, in Poplar, MT, the son of Kenneth and Mabel (Cox) Firemoon. He lived with his grandparents in Frazer, MT, and attended grade school there. He moved to Philadelphia and graduated from high school. Del joined the U.S. Air Force and served for three years during the Korean Conflict. He then traveled to various places across the United States. In the summer of 1976 he returned to Frazer, but also lived in Helena for some time. He has lived in Frazer for the last eight or nine years.
Del was founder of the Native American Missions Corporation on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. He was also a member of the VFW. Del was a very humorous person and loved to tell jokes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Martha Betrone and Pearl Firemoon Bird; and one brother Maynard Firemoon Jackson.
Survivors include one brother Ernie Manning of China; and a sister, Beatrice Potter of Glasgow; and fourteen nieces and nephews.
Walter Collins, 71, died of cancer at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, MT, on July 7, 2002. Services will be held at the Glasgow Civic Center on Friday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Tom Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Billings, Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Walter was born January 11, 1931 in Pine View, MT to parents Albert and Lillian (Bailey) Collins. He attended grade school at Pine View and attended high school in Custer, MT. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951. He served in Japan and was discharged on May 16, 1955. On February 7, 1953, Walter married Betty Vergote at Mt. Clemens, MI. In 1955 they moved to Joliet where he ranched and they stayed there until October of 1967 when they moved to the ranch south of Fort Peck.
He was president of the Montana Public Lands Council for 10 years, and served on the Montana Stockgrowers Board for four years. Walt served as president of the Montana State District 5 Fiddlers, and was a sought after rhythm guitar player at fiddle contests around the region. He was very active politically. He taught his grandkids how to play the fiddle. He had an extra great love for his family (children and grandchildren) and his day was complete when surrounded by his kids.
He is survived by: his wife, Betty Collins, of the ranch south of Fort Peck, MT; a daughter, Jeanne Buckley and her husband Fred of Roundup, MT; three grandchildren: Taylor, Reid and Katelyn Buckley, all of Roundup, MT; a sister, Edith Potts of Huntley, MT; and two brothers: Art Collins of Billings, MT, and Bill Collins of Bridger, MT. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Mike in 1972; sisters Helen Bench, Ruth O'Brien, Thora Neal, Alice Robinson; and brothers Ben and Earl Collins.
Pallbearers are: Lynn Cornwell, Cody Cornwell, Robert Ferguson, Bob Delp, Rob Delp and Bill Brown. Special Honorary Pallbearers are: Lyle Nelson, Allyn Skyberg, Jeff Skyberg, Bruce Ferguson, Wilmer Pawloski and Randy Rees.
Memorials are suggested to: Northern Rockies Cancer Center in Billings, PEAKS (People Everywhere Are Kind and Sharing) in Billings, or the memorial of your choice.
Anna Bauer, 89, died of natural causes on Friday, July
5th at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow. A vigil service will be held
Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. Funeral
services will be Tuesday, July 9th at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church
in Glasgow with Reverend Thad Kozikowski officiating and with burial in
Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Edward Timm of Glasgow died
of natural causes on June 25th in Seattle, Washington. He was 83. Services
will be at Bell Chapel in Glasgow on Monday, July 8th at 10 a.m. with
Sr. Peggy Chambers officiating and with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell
Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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