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Fort Peck Man Named Republican Party Chair (Posted Monday, June 30, 2003 08:58 AM)

Volunteers Can Earn Angler Education Certification Thursday (Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2003 09:04 AM)

Two Applicants For City Council (Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2003 06:12 AM)

School Board Reduced Extra-Curricular Budget (Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2003 06:10 AM)

Supporters Turn Out To Support Amtrak (Posted Monday, June 23, 2003 10:56 AM)

Drought Conditions Persist On River; Snowmelt Helps (Posted Monday, June 23, 2003 09:28 AM)

County Receives Increase In PILT Payments (Posted Friday, June 20, 2003 10:02 AM)

Wolf Point man killed by train (Posted Thursday, June 19, 2003 07:28 AM)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Opens THis Weekend (Posted Thursday, June 19, 2003 06:34 AM)

Hinsdale Voters Approve Bus Barn Levy (Posted Thursday, June 19, 2003 06:31 AM)

City Council Notes Updated (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 04:27 PM)

Long-Time Deputy Quits Sheriff's Department (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 04:25 PM)

Glasgow Man Enters Plea Agreement (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 04:22 PM)

Lots Of Activity At Museum; Donation Process Explained (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 07:45 AM)

Stidman Resigns From City Council (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 06:24 AM)

Pioneer Museum Additions (Posted Monday, June 16, 2003 07:36 AM)

City Council Works On Construction (Posted Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:38 PM)

Glasgow Man Convicted Of Hiding Evidence (Posted Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:30 PM)

Poplar Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter (Posted Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:22 PM)

School Board Notes (Posted Thursday, June 12, 2003 03:02 PM)

Ethanol Producers And Consumers Hold Conference (Posted Thursday, June 12, 2003 07:37 AM)

Walleye Tournament Entries Still Open (Posted Thursday, June 12, 2003 07:36 AM)

Sletten Construction Low Bidder On Hatchery Contract (Posted Friday, June 6, 2003 07:02 AM)

Paddlefish Season To Close Saturday @ 10 PM: Catch-And-Release Fishing Allowed Only At Intake Dam Through June 30

Appeals Court Says Corps Must Follow Manual To Manage Missouri River (Posted Thursday, June 5, 2003 06:45 AM)

Glasgow Native To Direct Two Theatre Productions (Posted Thursday, June 5, 2003 06:40 AM)

Fort Peck Theatre Season Set To Start June 13th (Posted Thursday, June 5, 2003 06:37 AM)

Malta Girl In Junior Miss Finals (Posted Wednesday, June 4, 2003 06:48 AM)

Controversy Over Sick Leave At City Council (Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2003 09:52 PM)

County Population Continues Decline (Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2003 08:53 AM)

School District And Teachers Reach Agreement (Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2003 08:49 AM)


Fort Peck Man Named Republican Party Chair (Posted Monday, June 30, 2003 08:58 AM)

A Fort Peck man is the new chairman of the state Republican Party. John Rabenberg was elected yesterday in Missoula, over challenger Gilda Clancy of Helena. Rabenberg was chairman of the Valley County Republican Party. Jamie Doggett of White Sulphur Springs was elected vice-chairman of the state party. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Volunteers Can Earn Angler Education Certification Thursday (Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2003 09:04 AM)

If you want to help teach area youngsters how to fish, plan to attend an instructor certification course this Thursday afternoon, June 26, at Home Run Pond in Glasgow.

The session will run from 1 to 6 p.m., with supper following the course. The class will be taught by Fish, Wildlife & Parks personnel from Helena and Glasgow. Dave Hagengruber, FWP’s statewide angler education coordinator, will be on hand to discuss various components of angler education and ways in which other communities operate fishing clinics. Andrew McKean, regional information officer, will discuss specific tackle, fishing tactics and curricula taught at Glasgow’s Home Run Pond.

Participants will get hands-on experience with a variety of tackle and equipment and will discuss various fishing scenarios and educational objectives. The class will culminate in official certification of volunteer instructors.

“ I encourage anyone who would like to volunteer at Home Run Pond or who ever needs help teaching a kid how to fish to attend the course,” says McKean. “I’d like to develop a corps of angler education volunteers who have the same sort of training that FWP gives to its hunter education volunteers. This is an important first step.”

McKean says the certification course is open to anyone over the age of 17, and he especially encourages retired residents to attend.

“ Home Run Pond has proved so popular that I always need volunteer help at the Tuesday morning classes,” says McKean. “And if we can certify a roster of volunteers, we can offer even more educational classes at the pond.”

Call McKean at 228-3723 if you would like to attend the course, or you can simply show up at the pond, located about a half-mile east of Glasgow on the Fort Peck Highway, on Thursday afternoon. In case of rain, the class will be held at Fish, Wildlife & Parks on Highway 2 West.

Two Applicants For City Council (Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2003 06:12 AM)

There are currently two applicants for the soon to be vacant position on the Glasgow City-Council. Garry Stidman is resigning from the council effective on July 7th because he and his wife are moving to Washington.

The two candidates include the soon to be retired Glasgow school superintendent Glenn Monson and the former Glasgow Fire Chief Neil Chouinard.

The open position is in Ward #1 on Glasgow's north side. No deadline has been set yet for applications but the council will next take up the issue at the July 7th meeting.

School Board Reduced Extra-Curricular Budget (Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2003 06:10 AM)

The Glasgow School Board met in special session on Monday and made reductions of $15,000 in the school districts extra-curricular budget. When the school board put the budget together for the 2003-2004 school year they made the decision to cut $15,000 from the activities budget.

Chuck Barstad told the board that he could cut $10,000 from activities by cutting $10,000 earmarked for supplies. The board agreed with that proposal and then appointed a committee comprised of all the head coaches plus school board member Tom Schmidt.

This committee will make the remaining $5000 in reductions.

The school board also set the salary for the new High School Superintendent Marj Markle. Her contract is for 10.5 months and will pay her $54,250. Markle had been the principal at the Glasgow Middle School for the past year before being reassigned.

The school board is still looking for a K-6 principal and as of Monday they had received 12 applications. The application deadline is June 30th.

Supporters Turn Out To Support Amtrak (Posted Monday, June 23, 2003 10:56 AM)

(AP) Supporters of the Amtrak Empire Builder say the passenger train is of fundamental importance to Montana's tourism, transportation and economic development, especially along the Hi-Line.

This week, consultants are accepting comments on how the Empire Builder affects the government and economy of Montana.

Three state agencies hired a Washington, D-C economic consulting group -- R.L. Banks and Associates. The state transportation, commerce and agriculture departments paid for the 50-thousand-dollar study.

The study was prompted by attempts to wean Amtrak from federal aid, and shift costs to the states. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Drought Conditions Persist On River; Snowmelt Helps (Posted Monday, June 23, 2003 09:28 AM)

(AP) Federal officials say drought conditions persist in several areas of the Missouri River basin, despite recent rains and improved mountain snowpack.

The Army Corps of Engineers reports that mountain snowpack crested during April, with the reach above Fort Peck Dam in Montana peaking at 92 percent of normal.

The reach from Fort Peck to Garrison Dam in North Dakota peaked at 101 percent of normal.

The result is runoff from the melting snow pouring into reservoirs. And the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division says the runoff will continue into early July. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

County Receives Increase In PILT Payments (Posted Friday, June 20, 2003 10:02 AM)

Valley County has received a substantial boost in federal funding from the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program. This federal program provides remimbursment to counties that have substantial tracks of federal land.

Valley County will receive $524,130 in PILT funds for this fiscal year. This compares with $480,083 that the county received in 2002.

Valley County has 1,122,651 acres of federally owned land.

Wolf Point man killed by train (Posted Thursday, June 19, 2003 07:28 AM)

(AP) -- A man was killed by a train in Wolf Point, and a tribal investigator says the victim apparently fell on the track before he was struck and killed last Friday.

Investigator Terry Boyd says the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was traveling westbound at 67 miles per hour, when it struck Dennis Comes Last and killed him instantly. It happened late Friday night.

The 22-year-old Wolf Point man fell on the tracks on railroad property, west of a crossing at Sixth Avenue West in Wolf Point. Boyd says Comes Last was trying to get up when he was hit. Funeral services are today in Wolf Point. Comes Last will be buried in Poplar. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Opens THis Weekend (Posted Thursday, June 19, 2003 06:34 AM)

There’s courtin’ and singin’ and dancin’ this weekend at Fort Peck and everyone’s invited to the weddin’. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opens Friday at the Fort Peck Theatre and the cast is plum full of talented people from throughout the region.

Katie Truscott of Glasgow leads the company as Milly. Her marriage to Adam Pontipee, an Oregon backwoodsman, sets hearts aflutter for his six brothers and six beautiful young women from town. J.P. Dooley of Raynham, Mass. plays Adam.

Playing the brides are Tory Seiter, Marie Fahlgren, Taylor Strommen, Alexa Etchart, Paula Swenson and Katie’B Jarvis. They are courted by the Pontipee brothers: Josh Feller, Adam Parker, Glen Bratz, Luke Hystad, Rory Rosencranz and Nick Grobel.

Others volunteer performers in the cast are: A.J. Lambert, Taylor Calamar, Andy Mogan, Melissa Greenhagen, Aneeva Uphaus, Hunter Vegge, Jordan Zorn, Jeff Irving, Craig Greenhagen, Marcus Svingen, Patrick DeCoudres, Jenna Novak, Christen Etchart, Mary Kate McIntyre, Savannah Peters, Kimberly Bryson, Rachel Pewitt, Karissa Greenhagen, Alex Baadsgaard, Taylor Markle, Tess Fahlgren, Shannon Richards, Kira Rasmussen and Katie Gorman. Members of the professional company playing roles are Nina Buck, JessAnn Smith, Katie Kramer and Scott McGee.

Set in the 1850’s, the musical is based on the popular MGM movie of the same name. Artistic Director Christopher Kristant is in charge of the production. Dana Donovan designed costumes, Ty Lundman is musical director, and Alan Hanson is the lighting and sound director, with Daren Eastwold choreographer and Shawn Newton associate artistic director.

Curtain time is 8 p.m. and performances are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through July 13. Tickets may be purchased at the door, with reserved seats an additional $5. An adult admission is priced at $12, seniors $10 and students $7. For more information, call the box office at 406-526-9943.

Next on the agenda for the Theatre is Chicago, which opens July 18 for two weekends, and features The Dirty Shame Dixieland Band from the Scobey area. The performance on July 25 will feature the Dirty Shame Belles of Scobey. Reservations are recommended for all performances of Chicago.

Hinsdale Voters Approve Bus Barn Levy (Posted Thursday, June 19, 2003 06:31 AM)

Hinsdale school district voters have approved a special levy request of $33,300 for the purpose of building a bus barn for the school district.

With a small voter turnout the voters approved the proposition with 64% of the vote.

City Council Notes Updated (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 04:27 PM)

The Glasgow City Council met in regular session on Monday and accepted the resignation of councilman Garry Stidman who has represented Ward #1 for the past year and a half.
Stidman is moving to the state of Washington and will resign effective July 7th. The council has started the process of selecting a replacement and all interested in the position are urged to fill out a application form at the city office. Those interested must be a registered voter and be 18 or older. Ward #1 is located on Glasgow's north side and is the western part of the city.

The council also gave approval for Public Works Director Jon Bengochea to go ahead with the demolition of the Coleman Hotel Building located next to the Stockman Bar. The council had given until June 1st for the owner of the building to demolish the structure and as of Monday no effort had been made to take the building down. The building has been deemed hazardous by city officials and is in danger of collapsing anytime. Bengochea estimated the demolition could cost up to $40,000. The city would pay for the demolition and the cost would then be put on the taxes of the owner of the building and property. Bengochea is expected to start the process immediately so demolition can begin as soon as possible.

Long-Time Deputy Quits Sheriff's Department (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 04:25 PM)

A long time Valley County Sheriff's Deputy has resigned his position effective immediately according to Valley County Sheriff Glenn Meier.

Sheriff Meier told Kltz/Klan that Russ Copenhaver handed in his resignation effective Monday after 22 years in law enforcement.

This resignation will leave the department a little shorthanded but Meier said that officially hired Keith Hood as a full time deputy on Monday. Hood had been working on a contract basis with the department working a majority of the time in Fort Peck.

Sheriff Meier just returned from the Montana Sheriff's Institute June 9th-13th in Bozeman. Meier said it was a 40 hour school that included training in civil process, jail problems, personnel,  and new legislation passed by the Montana Legislature.

The Sheriff's Department is gearing up for a busy summer and is now training the new officers in the Valley County Sheriff's Reserve Program. Meier said that there are 12 officers enrolled in the program and they will be helping out the employees in the department during the summer events.

Glasgow Man Enters Plea Agreement (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 04:22 PM)
Gary Nordloh has entered into a plea agreement with the Valley County Attorney for his role in an altercation that took place in January in Glasgow.

Nordloh has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges and a felony charge and will spend a lengthy amount of time in jail.

Nordloh admitted to the felony charge of assault on a police officer when attempted to kick a Glasgow police officer off a balcony at a Glasgow bar in January. Nordloh also admitted to kicking a different police officer in the chest which resulted in a misdemeanor charge of assault on a police officer and he admitted to the charge of resisting arrest for his role in fighting with the two police officers as they tried to arrest him during the incident.

The plea agreement recommends that Nordloh serve 60 days in the Valley County Jail on each of the misdemeanor charges. The sentences are set to run concurrently. On the felony charge, Nordloh agreed to be sentenced to 6 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with the last three years suspended. He is also to be credited with the 136 days he has spent in the Valley County Jail since his arrest in January.

The plea agreement also recommends that Nordloh be placed in a pre-release center in Butte and pay restitution of $2,093.

Judge John McKeon will have the final say on the sentencing when Nordloh is officially sentenced sometime in July. Judge McKeon can accept the plea-agreement as is or make changes.

Lots Of Activity At Museum; Donation Process Explained (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 07:45 AM)

Many of you have noticed all the activity on the Pioneer Museum building the last few weeks. What you have seen is a new roof going on the older sections of the Museum. This is a combined effort of Valley County and Friends of the Pioneer Museum where the funding is concerned. Friends of the Pioneer Museum has donated $20,000 to the project. The remaining amount is being covered by local options tax funds. The roof will help to cut the utility costs for the museum by a large amount as well as get rid of some of the leaks we have had in the past.

To help you understand how this type of financial transaction works in cases where donated funds are concerned, we will try to explain how this works. Friends of the Pioneer Museum, thanks to many loyal supporters, has been fortunate enough to implement a number of projects at the museum. However, since the Pioneer Museum is owned by the county, a public entity, its budgets are always set by the Commissioners for the fiscal year. Once that budget is set it cannot be added to according to the Montana Statute. However, there is an account called the Museum Expandable Trust which is outside the set budget. It is a fund to which Friends of the Pioneer Museum, as well as other individuals, privately can donate if they with to see their funds spent directly on the museum. Past projects such as the renovation of the bathrooms and front entrance, the security system, office and equipment, etc... have been done by the Friends of the Pioneer Museum by depositing the amount each time needed to do specific projects. The front interior wall in the original section and the ceiling in the office were a combined effort shared equally by three different museum groups; Pioneer Museum Board, Historical Society and Friends of the Pioneer Museum. We have also been able to supplement wages for the museum staff by adding to this fund. When we see a project that needs doing, we obtain the approval of all boards, committees and commissioners involved. We get an estimate of what the project will cost as well as their input. We then go to work to raise the necessary funds so the job can be completed. The roof is the first time that any county tax funds have been used. When a contractor has completed his job, the necessary funds are transferred by the county to be used to satisfy the terms of the contract.

This system works very well and can receive donations not only from organizations such as Friends of the Pioneer Museum, but private individuals as well. The Museum Board also has the discretion to use these funds to pay for what they know needs to be done to maintain or improve the museum. This allows them some flexibility in managing the museum. The board must keep the level of money in this fund at a certain point which is determined by the board with the approval of the county commissioners. Any excess over the set amount may be used for projects for the museum. As a guideline for setting that amount, the board tries to keep it an amount needed to maintain the museum in the worst case scenario (that economic conditions would not allow us to be open but the funds would help us to maintain it for a period of 3 years.) I guess you could call it insurance to protect what we have.

We now have another avenue through which people can help to preserve their history and the history of this area. When you want to give, be sure to examine all the avenues available to you. You may donate directly to the Museum Expendable Trust and name the project you want it to go toward or leave it to the discretion of the Museum Board. You may donate to the Valley County Historical Society, which is in charge of collecting and preserving our history and artifacts. You may choose to donate to Friends of the Pioneer Museum who take on major improvement or building projects needed at the museum. Both the Historical Society and Friends of the Pioneer Museum have established endowments where the principal is held and the funds gained by interest paid is given annually to the particular organization. The Historical Society uses their interest to accomplish a lot of the work they do. Friends of the Pioneer Museum uses their interest to supplement wages for the staff, which allows us to be open more and available to you. As these endowments grow, they earn more interest and more can be done. Your original investment is there for all time.

We hope this article clears up any questions you may have. All of us thank you for your support these past thirty years. Feel free to donate through whichever avenue best suits you. It is because of this wonderful support that we have such a treasure as the Pioneer Museum. We are now open through September 30th. The hours are 10am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours are 1-5pm. Drop in any time. We would love to have you!

Stidman Resigns From City Council (Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2003 06:24 AM)

Glasgow City Council member Garry Stidman has announced his resignation from the council effective July 7th.

Stidman recently retired from his job with the Glasgow school district and in his resignation letter said that he and his wife will be moving to the state of Washington.

Stidman was elected to the council in 2001 and has served a year and a half on the council representing Ward #1.

The council begin the the application for vacancy process at the council meeting Monday evening.

Pioneer Museum Additions (Posted Monday, June 16, 2003 07:36 AM)

The crew for KLTZ/KLAN who have been so helpful and supportive of Friends Of The Pioneer Museum since they organized in 1992. All through these years they have always allowed us to be part of their Community Service program This has enabled us to ' advertise any activities we have held to promote our efforts to make improvements at the Museum Without this program we would not have been able to keep all of you out there so well informed. It would have been very costly and we would have had to take funds to pay that have otherwise been used on projects to benefit the Museum We want them to know that we are deeply grateful and look forward to many years of cooperation with them in the future. Thank you to Shirley and her wonderful crew.
Back row L-R: Mary Nyquist, Tim Phillips, Linda Brown, Shirley Kirkland, Annette Vegge Front row L-R: Lori Mason (with Gladys Love), Gwen Page, Stan Ozark, James Hayward.
Fred & Jeanne Compton of Western Drug pictured with their beautiful plaque done in their business name. This plaque is done by Friends Of The Pioneer Museum in appreciation of all their support. Since their printing in 1995 they have allowed us to display and sell "Our Pioneer Heritage Cookbook". Many, many of the books were bought at the Western Drug. They gave us the exposure we needed. Now that there is a limited supply of the books available we felt we should show our gratitude. They were also kind enough to donate us a beautiful antique postcard display rack for use in the Friends Gift Shop at the Pioneer Museum Thank you Fred and Jeanne for your wonderful support.
L-R Jeff & Simone Alsberg and Darryl Birkland. Friends Of The Pioneer Museum deeply appreciate the help that they have been through their business, AAA Glass Inc. Anytime we needed a glass project done in the last nine years or so they have been very helpful whether it be with glass for the picture plaques in the Heritage Wall Collection or projects at the Museum itself. Many times they came to handle a very large, heavy glass box for us. Over that time they donated a great deal of their time We look forward to working with them in the future.
NICK AND OLGA KEIPER COURT The era in the early settlement of the west brought Nick Court to the Hinsdale area in the year 1912. The lure was free land to be homesteaded. Along with Nick came his parents, Mike and Delphia (Docia), his brothers, John, Pete, Alex and William and his sister, Nellie, from the Yorkton-Canora, Saskatchewan, Canada area to settle on homesteads on the Hinsdale south bench. Nicholas (Nick) Court was born December 6, 1891 in Kolomaya, Austria. He was one of eight children born to Mike and Delphia Court.
Bill & Donna Jensen Court with parent's plaques, Nick & Olga Count and Hans & Marie Court

Other brothers and sisters were John, Pete, Nellie, Norman, Alex and William Their first born child died as an infant in 1885. All the children were born in Austria except Alex and William who were born in Canada.

The parental Mike Court family had originated in Austria and immigrated to Canada arriving on July 22, 1897 at the Quebec, Canada port of arrival. It was a nineteen day journey by ship and the fare for the entire family of seven was $103. Nick was six years old at the time. The family traveled to the Saskatchewan area arriving on August 27, 1897 settling 5 1/2 miles south of Canora and established farming interests. On November 19, 1903 Mike applied for a homestead on the land they had been living on since 1897. On February 10, 1904 Mike, Delphia and the five oldest children were granted citizenship in Canada. The Court family also lived in the Shortdale and Winnipeg, Manitoba and Buchanan, Saskatchewan area where they farmed and operated a lumber mill.

In July 1912 most of the family moved to Hinsdale, Montana where Mike on August 20, 1912 filed on a homestead south of Hinsdale. Nick Court also filed on a homestead south of Hinsdale on December 30, 1913. The Court family farms were a popular spot among the area's many settlers who needed the services of a repair shop, blacksmith, feed mill and carpenter services.

Nick's brothers, John and Pete, who had accompanied their parents to Montana and had also acquired homesteads returned to Canada around 1920. In 1924 Nick purchased land that had been homesteaded by his sister, Nellie, and her husband, Emil Ansen. This farm was 'home' for Nick and his family until retirement. Call it circumstances of fate or that of design----whichever the case may be ---- Nick married Olga Keiper on November 25, 1923. They operated their farm six miles south of Hinsdale through good years and bad until 1954 when they retired to their new home in Hinsdale.

Their son, William (Bill) had been operating the firm with them since 1950 and in 1965 purchased the land from his parents. Bill and his family continued operating the farm until 1995 when they retired and the Court holdings of many years were sold to the Albus &family of the Hinsdale-Saco divide area.

Olga E. Court was born April 27, 1905 in Jacobkaw, Germany to the union of Carl P. and Christine Vogel Keiper. Other brothers and sisters were: Henry, Elizabeth, William, Elsie, Carl and Emma. Two other children died as infants and one at eighteen months.

Olga's family arrived in Canada in 1907 from Germany and settled on a farm near Grenfell, Saskatchewan. In 1914 they moved to a farm near McEachem, Saskatchewan which was nineteen miles north of Thoeny, Montana. The Keiper family farmed and ranched at McEachem until 1922 when they moved to the Hinsdale, Montana area. They made the journey with their possessions in two wagons along with seven horses and their herd of cattle. The Keiper family farmed the Monrad and Fred Gillette farms for three years before moving on to Wolf Point, Montana where they purchased farming and ranching property.

Like leaves shed from a tree ---- in this case a family tree, Olga, remained in the Hinsdale area after her family moved as she had become the bride of Nick Court. Perhaps a seed had also been shed as the family tree of Nick and Olga Court rooted down and established very firm roots in this era of pioneering the development of the west.

Nick and Olga had their first child on December 30, 1925 when a daughter, Betty Jane, arrived. On July 5, 1927 a son, William John, was born on the family farm Both children attended country schools and graduated from Hinsdale High School ---- Betty Jane in 1943 and William in 1944.

Betty was married On June 4, 1947 to John F. Sullivan, son of Richard and Bridget Sullivan of Kansas City, Missouri. To this union were born three children ---- Michael Joseph of Overland Park, Kansas; John Francis of Irvine, California and Theresa Jane of Denver, Colorado. Michael and wife, Theresa, have two sons ---- Matthew James and Timothy Adam Sullivan.

Bill was married on August 20, 195 3 to Donna Jean Jensen, daughter of Hans and Marie Jensen of Glasgow, Montana who were homesteaders in the Whatley community east of Glasgow. Their family consists of two daughters ---- Susan Jean of Helena, Montana and Debra Kay of Billings, Montana.

As the "clock of life" is wound but once so was the case of Nick and Olga Court. Nick passed away at the age of 88 on September 26, 1980 at Glasgow, Montana. Olga passed away at age 82 on May 25, 1987 at her home in Hinsdale, Montana. Both are buried in Hinsdale's Highview Cemetery.

The pioneer fmaes who carne to the west, including Montana, can be described as adventurous, dreamers, entrepreneurs or a multitude of other descriptions to describe the spirit of the people who brought a new fife-style to the development of a new land and its socio-econoniic evolution.

Sometimes it's hard to dismiss the role that 'fate' may have had in the events that now are known as history. Perhaps we can label a young man from Denmark as adventurous, a dreamer of a better way of life or an entrepreneur who wasn't afraid of the unknown who came to America---and remained to become a part of our history. Perhaps fate enters the picture when a young lady from Minnesota along with her widowed mother and younger brother homestead on an adjacent parcel of Milk River bottomland at what was to become known as the Whatley community. The above scenario is the basis of the following history of Hans and Marie Jensen.

Hans Peder Jensen was born January 4, 1884 in Holbaek, Denmark. He was the fifth of nine children born to Jens and Lisabeth Christiansen Jensen. Other brothers and sisters were: Anna, Jens Peter, Kirstine, Christian, Jensine, Soren, Albert and Elna. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith on March 7, 1884 and confirmed around the age of 14. He attended grade school but not high school--at that time you paid tuition to attend high school in Denmark and with nine children in the family it was not feasible. He was the only one of his family to immiigrate to America. In 1906, at the age of 22, he and a cousin, Hans Christiansen, came to America settling first in South Dakota. On July 2, 1907 he came to Glasgow and worked on various farms. On January 31, 1913 at the age of 29 he became a citizen of the United States. On June 19, 1913 he acquired a homestead in the Whatley community seven miles east of Glasgow. He spent his entire life farming his homestead and other lands acquired. Fanning with horses was slow and tedious. It was a big day when tractors with steel lugged wheels were available and a bigger days when the lugs were replaced with rubber tires. He continued farming actively until 1958. As of the year 2000 the land remains in family ownership.

Lillian Marie Scammel was born January 4, 1899 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Robert Simpson Scammel I and Grace Gray Scammel. At the age of nine her family which then included a younger brother, Robert Clark, moved to Argyle, Minnesota where they leased the Hotel Argyle. When Marie, was she was always called, was 10 years old her father at the young age of 37 passed away suddenly from a heart attack. Her mother closed the hotel shortly after Robert's death and the children were enrolled in the Sacred Heart Academy at Fargo, North Dakota. Marie was there until around 1915 and was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith during that time.

During those years Marie's widowed mother, Grace, an accomplished seamstress lived in various places in Washington, Montana and North Dakota. In October 1914 Grace settled in the Whatley area seven miles east of Glasgow. At that time her children, Marie and Bobby, came to live with her and assist with the farming. Grace re-married on January 16, 1917 to Maurice Thompson. Grace Scammel's homestead was a short distance from the homestead of an eligible bachelor, Hans Jensen. Hans soon took a liking to young Marie Scammel and they were married on November 7, 1918 at Glasgow, Montana.

Three weeks after their marriage Marie's mother died from the flu epidemic of 1918, so Marie's 13 year old brother, Bobby, lived with them. Hans assisted Bobby with farming his mother's homestead for a few years. Bobby later became discouraged with farming and sold the farm to Hans and Marie in 1928. Bobby was married on September 13, 1928 to Philena M. Whiteside at Glasgow. Bobby and Philena moved to Washington to work in the logging business At the age of 25 Robert Scammel 11 was killed by a falling log. His family consisted of his expectant wife, Philena, and 10 month old son, Robert B. Scammel 111. William 0. Scammel was born four months after his father's death.

Hans and Marie Jensen had their first child on August 17, 1925 when Lillian Marie arrived. In 1927 the crops were good so they traveled by train and boat to Hans' homeland, Denmark, to show off their young daughter. That was the only time Hans visited his birthplace after coming to America.

On October 8, 1931 a second daughter, Donna Jean, was born. Both girls graduated from
Glasgow High School ---- Lillian in 1943 and Donna Jean in 1949.

Lillian was married on February 14, 1946 to Donald F. Adams, son of Fay and Ada
Adams of Fort Benton, Montana. Don was a career officer in the Air Force. They are now
retired and live at Colorado Springs, Colorado. To this union were born to children ---- Donna Lee of Dayton, Ohio and Douglas F. of Tempe, Arizona. Donna Lee and husband, Tom McTaggart have two sons ---- Shawn Thomas and Ryan Thomas.

Donna Jean was married on August 20, 1953 to William J. Court, son of Nick and Olga Court, early homesteaders and settlers of the Hinsdale area. They have spent their life together in the farming and ranching business south of Hinsdale. Their family consists of two daughters---Susan Jean of Helena and Debra Kay of Billings.

Hans and Marie moved to Glasgow in 1944 to spend their retirement years and to enjoy the modem conveniences that were not then available on the farm. Early settlers endured the hardships and lack of what we now recognize as modem day conveniences, but their lifestyle was filled with the social closeness of the many neighbors of their community with which they shared so many things in common Hans and Marie shared and enjoyed their good associations with their many friends and neighbors from early homesteading days on through their retirement. A favorite pastime of which Hans especially enjoyed was his daily jaunt to an 'uptown establishment' on main street where he played a few hands of whist with his 'cronies'. Marie busied herself with tatting and enjoying the grandchildren from Hinsdale whenever they came to town.

As the "clock of life' is wound but once so was the case for Hans, the gentle man from Denmark and his American-bom wife, Marie, who was of Scottish descent. Marie passed away at the age of 69 on February 8, 1968 and Hans passed away at the age of 88 on February 4, 1972. Both are buried at Glasgow's Highland Cemetery.


City Council Works On Construction (Posted Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:38 PM)

The Glasgow City Council met in special session on Monday to open bids for work scheduled on various streets in Glasgow. Century Construction was awarded the bid, pending review of their bid packet and negotiations of details.

According to Public Works Director John Bengochea, this is not unusual, and he does not anticipate any problems with the bid.

The bid of $201,519 will cover work to be done on Heather Lane, Wedum Drive, a part of Klein Avenue (in front of Gordon’s), one block of 7th avenue north and one block of 5th avenue south.

In other city news, Bengochea also discussed some new playground equipment being installed in various parks in Glasgow. He said that a grant from the Land-Water Conservation Fund was used to assist in the purchase of the new equipment. This was a matching funds grant totalling $50,000.

The city was able to apply a donation of $4,500 from Century Construction and a donation from the Hill/Heckner Trust (which amounted to about $5,500 from the sale of two city lots) to assist the city in meeting their matching amount. He said between the efforts of the city and some local volunteers, new equipment will be put up n Centennial Park and Hoyt Park.

Glasgow Man Convicted Of Hiding Evidence (Posted Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:30 PM)

A federal jury convicted Glasgow resident Wallis E. Pederson of conspiring with his wife to hide evidence of crimes that involved making fake financial documents.

Sentencing was set for September 9th.

Pederson and his ex-wife Joan were indicted last August on charges of conspiracy to obstruct the government, obstruction of justice and destruction or removal of evidence to prevent seizure.

The jury convicted Wallis Pederson on all counts.

Joan Pederson pleaded guilty in October to the conspiracy count and testified against her husband.

Wallis Pederson faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and $500,000 fine. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Poplar Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter (Posted Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:22 PM)

(Great Falls-AP) -- A Poplar man, Tracy McGowan, has admitted in U-S District Court at Great Falls that he stabbed another man to death in April on the Fort Peck Reservation.

The victim was Dana Kirn.

McGowan changed his plea yesterday, saying the death occurred as the result of a fight and that he stabbed Kirn numerous times. McGowan originally was charged with second-degree murder. He pleaded guilty to a charge of voluntary manslaughter. He remains in custody pending sentencing October ninth. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

School Board Notes (Posted Thursday, June 12, 2003 03:02 PM)

The coaches for the spring sports met with the Board for their
annual program reviews. 

The Board has set a work session for June 23rd at 7:00 p.m. to
consider the cuts to be made the activity account (this includes the extra-
curricular activities being offered at all levels of the Glasgow School
district).  This is a public meeting open to all concerned citizens.  That date
again is June 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Northern Hardwoods has been hired to work on the high school gym
floor.  They will sand, paint and refinish the gym floor from July 7 -20th.
The School district will contact the city about getting a water
line put in for Alumni Park.  In order for the current system to be put on
timer, it would require a water filtration system to be installed.  Those
filters would then need to be cleaned on a regular basis, and with only one
volunteer helping with the park, it was felt a water line would be the best
option to go in providing water for the park.
Coach Ryan Malmin has asked the board for permission to put
together a list of modifications he and the American Legion Baseball people can make in order to continue to have the annual boxing smoker at the high school.  They will meet again in July to go over these modifications.
The board gave approval to replacing the current computer server at
the high school.  The present one is not able to handle the influx of new
Glasgow, in conjunction with Turner, Dodson, Malta and MSU-Northern
was awarded one of six Technology Partnership Grants.  The full details on this grant will be worked out at a meeting later this summer.  This grant is in the amount of $241,770 and is renewable up to five years.
The school district is working in conjunction with local law
enforcement to secure a grant to place a School Resource Officer in the school district.  This is a matching funds grant, and Superintendent Monson said that noadditional funds will be placed towards this out of the budget. 
Funds would be reassigned from the present security funding and monies from other grants that school district is already receiving will be used for the
school district's share.

The board approved a change in the current Traffic Education
program.  That change will allow eighth grade students that are old enough to take driver's education during their eighth grade year will be allowed to take
it as part of their school class load here in Glasgow.
Glasgow School district is currently not a part of the Montana
Quality Education Coalition. This is the lawsuit that is challenging the
Legislature‚s current funding system of the education in Montana.  If funds are available at the end of the fiscal period, the board may opt to become a part of this coalition.
The Glasgow Middle School name has been changed back to it's former
name of Glasgow Eastside Elementary School, as the middle school students will no longer be housed their.

The Student Handbook has undergone some minor changes, mostly to
try to bring the Middle School and High School rules in to equivalency.  One
item of note was that the hair code will now be the same for boys and girls.
Due to legislative changes, the school district must now be licensed by the
state in order to provide school meals.  With this licensing are some new
requirements such as an exhaust hood over one of the prep areas.  The school district is working toward making the necessary improvements to secure the license.

The Board accepted the resignation of Principal Carl Somers.  They will now
open up for applications to find his replacement.  The position will be
advertised throughout the state.

Jeri Ruggles was hired as a new school cook at Irle school. Glen
Monson was granted permission for travel leave to attend a grant meeting in Whitefish in regards to the Technology Partnership Grant.

Ethanol Producers And Consumers Hold Conference (Posted Thursday, June 12, 2003 07:37 AM)

Ethanol Producers and Consumers and Headwaters Cooperative Recycling Project are teaming up to present a conference entitled "Under the Big Sky Greening Conference".

The three day event is set for June 11th through the 13th at Huntley Lodge Convention Center in Big Sky, Montana.

For many years the two groups have been involved in helping to "green" Yellowstone Park and the surrounding region. EPAC has worked to have ethanol and biodiesel included in Yellowstone Park fueling stations. Headwaters has assisted with recycling and composting in the park.

The conference will highlight those achievements and focus on new and existing partnerships among communities, agencies and private industries. It is envisioned that attendees to the conference will obtain a greater understanding and awareness of sustainable energy conservation, environmental stewardship, and expansion of renewable fuels.

For more information on the conference you may contact Ethanol Producers and Consumers at 406-785-3722.

Walleye Tournament Entries Still Open (Posted Thursday, June 12, 2003 07:36 AM)

Entries are still being accepted for the 16th annual Montana Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament slated for July 10th through the 12th on Fort Peck Lake.

The tournament is limited to just 200 teams and has filled up the past three years. This year there are 37 spots left in the tourney which offers a $10,000 prize to the team which catches the most walleye over the two day period.

The Governor's Cup is the biggest walleye tourney in Montana and offers thousands of dollars in cash and prizes and is based out of the Fort Peck Marina on Fort Peck Lake.

The tourney includes a Guys and Gals Tourney on July 10th with the actual tournament fishing on July 11th and 12th.

The entry fee is $300 per team and for more information contact the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at 406-228-2222.

Sletten Construction Low Bidder On Hatchery Contract (Posted Friday, June 6, 2003 07:02 AM)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that Sletten Construction of Great Falls is the low bidder on the construction contract for the Fort Peck Warm Water Fish Hatchery.

Sletten's low bid was for $14,451,750 and was almost three million dollars lower than the only other bid on the project.

The Corps of Engineers believe that the contract will be awarded in 4 to 6 weeks and construction of the rearing ponds and hatchery buildings could start sometime this fall.

Completion of the hatchery should be completed in the summer of 2005 according to the Corps of Engineers.

The Fort Peck Warm Water Fish Hatchery is a joint project between the Corps of Engineers and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The hatchery will mainly produce walleye and other warm water fish to be stocked in Montana's lakes and rivers. Miles City has the only other warm water hatchery in Montana.

Paddlefish Season To Close Saturday @ 10 PM: Catch-And-Release Fishing Allowed Only At Intake Dam Through June 30
With Montana's paddlefish harvest quota expected to be reached Saturday, the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission agreed today to close the 2003 paddlefish harvest season on the Yellowstone River and on the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam on Saturday, June 7 at 10 PM.

Catch-and-release fishing for paddlefish will be allowed beginning June 7, after 10 PM through June 30, but only at Intake Dam Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River. Anglers can experience catch-and-release fishing, 24 hours every day through June 30, 2003 but only at Intake Dam Fishing Access Site.

The 2003 paddlefish season has been exceptional, with more than 600 paddlefish harvested so far this spring. Most of the paddlefish were caught in the past 10 days. Montana paddlefish harvest quota is 1,000 fish and we predict the quota will be reached by Saturday evening.

" We're seeing 60-100 or more paddlefish being caught in a single day," said Brad Schmitz, FWP's fisheries manager in Miles City. "This spring's high water flows triggered the largest paddlefish movement up river since 1999 and anglers had a great opportunity to reel in a unique native Montana fish. There is no doubt this was an excellent spring run for paddlefish."

To provide alternative fishing opportunities for anglers, the FWP Commission voted to allow catch-and-release fishing for paddlefish but only at Intake Dam Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River. Anglers can continue to experience fishing for paddlefish at Intake Fishing Access Site, through June 30, 24 hours a day. A 2003 fishing license, and a 2003 paddlefish tag, is required for the catch-and-release fishing opportunity for paddlefish.

The paddlefish, a Montana native fish, is named for its elongated paddle-shaped snout. Today, paddlefish live in only two parts of the world--the Mississippi River drainage of North America and Yangtze River drainage in China. Fossil remains reveal that paddlefish have lived in this region for millions of years.

Montana's paddlefish are managed under an agreement with North Dakota. Each state adopted regulations for an annual harvest of not more than 1,000 fish. Only paddlefish in the Yellowstone River and on the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam are counted in the agreement. Montana's paddlefish harvest quota is set to ensure that the paddlefish population remains a viable and sustainable resource into the future.

Appeals Court Says Corps Must Follow Manual To Manage Missouri River (Posted Thursday, June 5, 2003 06:45 AM)

(AP) Montana and the Dakotas have lost a round, in their legal battle to have the Missouri River managed to better protect fishing and other recreation in upstream reservoirs.

A federal appeals court says federal district judges were wrong last year, when they ordered the U-S Army Corps of Engineers to maintain water levels on some reservoirs in North Dakota and South Dakota. The ruling came down from a three-judge panel of the Eighth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. It upheld a federal judge in Nebraska, who required the corps to maintain downstream flows to support barge traffic.

The appeals panel says the corps must follow its Master Manual for operating the river. The appellate judges say upstream states are unlikely to prevail in their legal arguments against the way the river is managed. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Glasgow Native To Direct Two Theatre Productions (Posted Thursday, June 5, 2003 06:40 AM)

A season of transition and new faces at the Fort Peck Theatre brings opportunity to Glasgow native Shawn Newton as he directs two of the five summer productions. His interpretation of Das Barbecâ kicks off the summer on June 13 and his work on Odd Couple completes the season in August.

Newton has been affiliated with the Theatre since he first appeared as Kurt VonTrapp in The Sound of Music, 1994. This year, he was named associate artistic director at the Fort Peck Theater. Most recently, Shawn served as assistant director for Montana State University's production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. A junior working toward a degree in motion picture, video and theatre, Newton has written and directed several short films at MSU.

In his work at Fort Peck, Newton grasped every opportunity to learn theatre production and performance. His talent and skill were apparent at an early age. As a high school student, he was assistant director for the 1998 productions of Noises Off and Forever Plaid. Working under former artistic directors John Rausch and Bobby Gutierrez has given Newton a solid foundation from which he begins his work this season. He has served in a variety of positions in the theater. Each position has allowed him to gain a broad practical knowledge of theater, which serves to enhance his formal education. He looks forward to this season and the opportunity it presents.

By taking on directing duties this summer, Newton allows Artistic Director Christopher Kristant an opportunity to appear on stage. He plays many characters in Das Barbecâ and the lead role of Felix Unger opposite Ryan Grigg as Oscar Madison in Odd Couple. After opening the season, Das Barbecâ continues on Thursday evenings, July 3, 10, and Aug. 7, 21, 28. Curtain time is 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. In honor of the "Bigger-Than-Life Texas" theme of Das Barbecâ, everyone is invited to a pitch fork fondue on Saturday, June 14, at the Theatre. The steak dinner is priced at $10 per person and serving begins at 6 p.m.

Fort Peck Theatre Season Set To Start June 13th (Posted Thursday, June 5, 2003 06:37 AM)

It has been called a Texas-size skewering of Wagner’s "Ring" cycle opera, and it opens June 13 at the Fort Peck Theatre in Fort Peck. In honor of the bigger-than-life theme, everyone is invited to a pitch fork fondue preceding the performance on Saturday, June 14, at the Theatre. Tickets for the steak dinner are $10 per person and serving begins at 6 p.m.

The musical comedy opens the 2003 summer season with weekend performances June 13, 14 and 15, and continues on Thursday evenings, July 3, 10, and Aug. 7, 21, 28. Curtain time for all performances is 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. An adult admission is $12, seniors, $10 and students, $7. For more information, call the Theatre at 406-526-9943.

Malta Girl In Junior Miss Finals (Posted Wednesday, June 4, 2003 06:48 AM)

It is a dream come true for hometown girl Chelsea Watts who has advanced to the America's Junior Miss (AJM) National Finals in Mobile, Ala., on June 28. She will have the opportunity to win a portion of the more than $200,000 in cash scholarships that will be awarded, including the $50,000 title scholarship.

For Watts, the road to the AJM National Finals has already been rewarding. By winning at the local and state levels, she has received $2,100 in cash scholarships to apply to the cost of her college education at The Davidson Honors College - University of Montana. Watts attended Malta High School and was a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the academic team. When not busy studying or perfecting her talent, she volunteered by feeding the homeless. She is the daughter of Paige Juliano and Eugene Watts.

" I am thrilled to be traveling to Mobile, Alabama, to be a participant in the America's Junior Miss competition national telecast. As Montana's Junior Miss, I have had the chance to put my best self forward. Now I am excited to show the nation what young women my age have accomplished through our commitment to studying, developing our talents and serving our communities," Watts said. She and the 49 other contestants will compete in five categories: scholastics, interview, talent, fitness, and poise.

According to Lynne Bellew, executive director of AJM, "the program's goal is to honor young women in these areas and encourage them to continue on the path of excellence by completing their college educations and assuming roles of leadership in their communities and professions. The young women that participate in the AJM program set an example for other young women to follow." Junior Miss contestants strive to be their best selves, a platform created by the AJM organization that stresses the importance of living by moral principles, getting an education, staying fit, eating properly, serving their community, and setting and striving to reach goals. AJM was recently featured as one of the best scholarship programs in the nation according to Ben Kaplan in his newest book, "The Scholarship Scouting Report."

Past AJM participants include Diane Sawyer, Debra Messing, Deborah Norville, Julie Moran, the late Mary Frann, Kim Basinger and Kathie Lee Gifford. "The America's Junior Miss program attracts some of the finest, well-rounded young women in the country," Bellew said. "We are proud of every girl that participates in this program at the local, state or national level."

AJM is the country's oldest and largest scholarship program for girls and has awarded more than $83.6 million in scholarships to high school seniors since its inception in 1957. Participants in the 2003 National Finals have an average GPA of 3.88 on a 4.0 scale. Each contestant will be introduced to the Mobile, Ala., community when they arrive on Sunday, June 15.

The 46th Annual America's Junior Miss National Finals will air live on PAX from the Mobile Civic Center on June 28 at 9:00 p.m ET/PT and 8:00 p.m. CT/MT. Miss America 1992 and talk show host Leanza Cornett will host the telecast. RCA recording artist Aaron Lines will perform his top 5 hit, "You Can't Hide Beautiful." For more information on America's Junior Miss, visit the AJM Web site at www.ajm.org.

National sponsors of America's Junior Miss include Tyson Foods, Inc. and Coca-Cola. National category sponsors include The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Terminix, Bally Total Fitness and Mobile Gas. Governmental support is furnished by the City of Mobile, Mobile County and the State of Alabama.

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Controversy Over Sick Leave At City Council (Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2003 09:52 PM)

The Glasgow City Council approved a change in the city's policy and procedure manual at Monday nights council meeting.

The resolution passed by the council changes the city's policy regarding the use of sick leave by city employees. The current policy allows city employees to only use 5 sick days per incident due to an illness in an employee's immediate family.

The change in the policy would allow the City Council, in extraordinary circumstances, to allow an employee to exceed the 5 days due to an illness in the employees immediate family.

The council also made a change in the manual which would allow other city employees to transfer their sick leave credits to other employees who have exhaused their own sick leave and vacation time.

The changes in the manual are the result of the situation with Glasgow Policeman Rod Dees who has been using sick leave and vacation time to be with his son who is undergoing medical treatments in Salt Lake City. Dees has been off work since April and as of Monday had just three days left of sick leave time.

Mayor Willy Zeller voiced his opposition to amending the city's policy manual. Zeller told the council that if they changed the current policy the city could be opened up to a large financial liability. The Mayor also stated that according to current city policy, Dees shouldn't be allowed to use his sick leave but has been getting by because the payroll clerk has let it go. Current city policy states that an employee may only use 5 working days of sick per incident for an illness in the employees immediate family. When a member of the city council asked Mayor Zeller what Dees would do if he couldn't use his sick leave, the Mayor stated that Dees could come back to work. The city council did vote unanimously to change the city policy and allow for other employees to donate their sick leave for Dees to use. This change will allow Dees to stay in Salt Lake City and remain with his son.

Mayor Zeller again stated that he wanted it on the record that he was against any change in the current city policy regarding the use of sick leave. Council members Dan Durell, Ky Idler, Bob West and Myron Malnna all voted to change the policy. Council members Dan Carney and Garry Stidman were absent from the meeting.

County Population Continues Decline (Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2003 08:53 AM)

The population of Valley County continues to decline according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest population estimates for July,  2002 show that Valley  County's population has declined to 7,382 compared with 7,675 during the official 2000 census.That's a drop of 293 people according to the Census Bureau.

Other counties also recorded significant drops in population. Phillips County declined 280, Roosevelt County declined 126 and Sheridan County dropped 307 people from the 2000 census.

School District And Teachers Reach Agreement (Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2003 08:49 AM)

The Glasgow School District and the Glasgow Education Association have reached agreement on a one-year contract for the 2003-2004 school year.

The contract allows for a $1000 signing bonus for all Glasgow teachers and increases the base salary from $19,850 to $21,268. The top salary has also been increased from $42,836 to $44,131.

Another added benefit to the new contract is a provision that allows for all teachers who've been employed by the Glasgow school district for more than twenty-years to receive a $500 bonus.

Glasgow Superintendent Glenn Monson told Kltz/Klan that the new contract will cost the school district $131,165. The school board recently had to make budget cuts of over $200,000 for the coming school year because of declining enrollment.

Mildred Saindon Beauchman

Mildred Beauchman, 93, passed away Wednesday, June 25th, from a brief and painless bout with cancer. Services will be Monday, June 30, 2003 at 2p.m. at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow, MT. with Reverend Lonnie Eidson officiating. The burial will be at the Highland Cemetary in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be sent to the the First Baptist Building Fund, P.O Box 608, Glasgow, MT 59230.

Mildred Beauchman was born on August 8th, 1909 in Menneapolis, MN to Mary and Hilmer Johnson. She was the eldest of five children. The family moved to rural Argyle, MN in 1915. An honor student, Mildred attended Poplar Grove Country School in Alma Township through eighth grade, and then Argyle High School. She later worked at the Alma Cooperative Store, and attended services at Alma Baptist Church. The Johnson family moved to Glasgow, MT in 1928. Mildred worked as a receptionist for Dr. Cline, a dentist, then practicing in Glasgow. She later worked as a waitress in George Lambers resturant, across 1st Ave. South from the Great Northern depot. In 1931, Mildred met Roy E Saindron, and the two were married in Glasgow in 1933. Roy worked on the Fort Peck Dam from the beginning of the project until his death in 1962. The couple had five children. From the time of her marriage, Mildred dedicated her life to being the best wife and mother she could possibly be. She was an excellent manager of family affairs, a good housekeeper, and a good cook, she always raised a garden, canned, and took care of wild game and fish brought home by her husband and sons. She was also a talented craftsperson. After the death of her husband, and after the children were raised, Mildred worked with handicapped children, and later as a waitress in the Elks dining room in Glasgow. In 1978, she married Thomas Beauchman of Glasgow. The couple enjoyed traveling in their RV, and visiting relatives. They were actively involved in Good Sams. They were also involved with the Valley County Senior Citizens. Thomas died in 1995. Until the time of her death, Mildred was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Glasgow.

In addition to Roy and Thomas, Mildred was preceded in death by her mother and father, her brothers Clifford, Wallace, and Clarence Johnson.

Mildred is survived by her five children: Gloria Fuhrman of St. Marie; David and his wife Jan of Mountain Home, Idaho; Marie Fuhrman of Helena; Gary and wife Jayne of Billings; and Robert and wife Ann of Wolf Point; her brother Arthur of Salt Lake City; and numerous granchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews including her neice Diane Sergeant and grandneice Donna Turner who served as care givers.

She is also survived by many stepchildren, step-grandchildren, etc, including step-granddaughters and special care givers Monica Garten and Mona Amundson.

Marv Bjorklund

Marv Bjorklund, 80, passed away Tuesday, June 24th, from a short battle with cancer. Services will be Saturday, June 28th at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow at 10a.m. with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. The burial will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be sent to the Glasgow High School Educational Trust Fund, 904 Wedum Drive, Glasgow, MT 59230 or the American Cancer Society.

Marv Bjorklund was born on March 21, 1923 in Glasgow to Herbert and Hilma Bjorklund, early homesteaders north of Nashua who moved to Glasgow in 1934. Marv began his entrepreneurial career at the young age of 13 while attending Glasgow school by building the largest newspaper delivery route in town (during "Fort Peck Dam" days), and by operating a convenience and newsstand with his brother, Russell, on the current site of First Community Bank. Graduating from Glasgow High School in 1941, Marv moved to San Diego, CA (where his sister, Eulalie, lived), and became a tool-and-die maker. He worked two separate jobs in the aircraft factories that werre ramping up production for World War II. It was in San Diego that he met and married Marie Down in October of 1942. In 1943 Marv enlisted in the U.S.Army Air Corps and trained as a pilot. He attained the rank of Captain, and flew night-photo-reconnaissance in the European Theater with the 8th Air Force. He remained in Germany with the Occupation Forces until early 1946. In 1947, with his wife Marie and son Randy, Marv moved back to Glasgow where he joined his father in a fledgling Insurance and real estate business, Bjorklund and Son, that was later known as United Insurance and Realty. Over the ensuring 32 years as a businessman, Marv participated in numerous public service and business-related activities, including the local Kiwanis Club, a Board member of the Deaconess Hospital, and the President of the Montana Independent Insurance Agents Association.

Marie passed away 1967. Marv married Thelma Leraas Waarvik in September of 1975, and in 1979 he sold his interest in United Insurance and Realty to enjoy retirement. Marv and Thelma wintered in Phoenix, Arizona, but always returned to Montana in the summer, eventually splitting their time between Phoenix and Bigfork. It was important to Marv that he always maintained his Montana ties and residency. Marv enjoyed golf, flying, the grandkids, woodworking projects, and helping family, friends and neighbors with remodeling projects.

Survivors include: wife, Thelma of Bigfork; children, Randy and Sonya Bjorklund of Burke, VA, Karen Waarvik of Bothell, WA, Roger and Ruth Waarvik, Daryl and Deb Waarvik of Glasgow, Wayne, Jr. and Tracy Waarvik, all of Glasgow; grandchildren, Karston Waarvik of Bothell, WA, Kristen and Sarah, Brendan and Mikayla, Amanda and Trevor Waarvik, all of Glasgow; a nephew, Eric Bjorklund; and nieces, Karen Locklin, Linda Young and Kris O'Keefe.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Eulalie (Pat); and one brother, Russell Bjorklund.

Pallbearers are Randy Bjorklund, Eric Bjorklund, Roger Waarvik, Daryl Waarvik, Wayne Waarvik, Jr., Brendan Waarvik, Trevor Waarvik and Karston Waarvik.

Honorary Pallbearers are all his friends in Glasgow, Bigfork and Moon Valley.

Arthur M. Vegge

Arthur M. Vegge, 86, passed away from natural causes on Monday, June 23rd at the Valley View Home in Glasgow. Services will be Thursday, June 26th at 10a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. The interment will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur M. Vegge was born February 25, 1917 in Glasgow to Andrew and Marie Vegge. He was raised in Glasgow and lived on the farm near Tampico. He graduated from Glasgow High School. Arthur worked for the Chevrolet Garage. He worked in Seattle and Alaska before entering the military. He served in the US Army in a military artillery unit in Europe. Arthur married Thelma M. DeDobbeleer on May 21, 1938 in Glasgow. Thelma passed away on April 18, 2003. He has resided in Glasgow since. Arthur and Leonard Moen had the Minneapolis Moline, Kaiser, Frazer, and Jeep business. He then farmed North of Glasgow since 1957. His hobby in life was farming. He served on the Board of Directors of the Farmers Union. He was very active with the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow.

Survivors include: 2 sons, Mel Vegge of Glasgow and Larry Vegge of Cheyenne, WY; 2 sisters, Gertrude Figmaka of Glasgow and Selma Tweten of Nashua; 1 brother, Gustav Vegge of Arlington, VA; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers include: Leonard Moen, Lloyd Eide, Dennis Figmaka, Don DeDobbeleer, Bus DeDobbeleer, Paul Tweten and Jim Tweten.

Arvid W. Hobby

Arvid W. Hobby, 67, died on Thursday, June 19th in Marietta, Georgia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11p.m. Wednesday, June 25th at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta with Monsignor Patrick Bishop officiating. A memorial service and interment will be held in Glasgow at a later date. A Prayer service will be held at 7:30p.m. Tuesday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funer Home in Marietta. Honorary pallbearers are his good friends.

Arvid Warren Hobby was born in Bainville, MT July 23, 1935, the son of Fred and Helen (Vannatta) Hobby. He attended school in Bainville. After graduation he joined the Great Northern Railroad in 1954. He continued to work for the railroad as a brakemen and later a conductor, retiring with a disability after 30 years of service with Burlington Northern Railroad. His last run was July 22, 1984. Arvid also served nine years in the National Guard. He married Marie Nolson on April 28, 1956 in Glasgow, MT. They lived in Glasgow for 40 years until 1996 and moved to Kennesaw, GA. Arvid enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing and trap shooting, water skiing and camping near Fort Peck Lake. He was handy with mechanical work and enjoyed building his garage. Arvid's friends were his true joy as he loved to visit and always had coffee available. Arvid was a lifetime member of the Elks having joined 43 years ago. He was active for many years in the Glasgow Fish & Wildlife Gun Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus in Glasgow, and served several years as a board member with the Valley County Credit Union. After Arvid moved to Kennesaw he enjoyed many years of fun with his grandchildren and their activities. He also loved the computer and keeping up with his many friends via e-mail.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Helen Hobby.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Hobby of Kennesaw, GA; a daughter, Sandra Richards and her husband Ron and two grandsons, Stephen and Andrew of Marietta, GA; one brother, Norman Hobby of Helena; and one sister, Caryl Hobby of Glasgow.

Memorial donations may be made to: Handicap Parking Fund in c/o Jeannine Elletson, 3405 Kings Avenue East, Billings MT 59101-5520.

Polly Hagen

Polly Hagen, age 84, passed away on Thursday, June 19th from natural causes at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow. Services will be Tuesday, June 24th at the Fort Peck Community Church at 11a.m. with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. The burial will be at the Fort Peck Cemetery. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Polly was born on January 4, 1919 in Helena to Ruth Tollefson and Edmund Ryan. She was raised and attended schools in Billings, and then received her teaching certificate from the University of Montana in Missoula. Polly taught school in Shepherd, MT before moving to Fort Peck in 1951 where she taught until retiring. She enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, painting, crafts, and making and decorating wedding cakes. Polly was involved with the Fort Peck Information Center, the Fort Peck Summer Theatre and served many years on the Election Board.

Survivors include: daughters, Lana Jones and Don of Glasgow, Dixie Evans of Colorado Springs, CO, Linda Redford and (Rod) of Nampa, ID, Daun Dixon and (Charlie) of Fort Worth, TX; son, Ryan Preble of Buena Vista, CO; 12 Grandchildren; and 16 Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ole and sisters, Mary Spelman and Patty Clark.

Marcella Elfring

Marcella Elfring, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, June 17th at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services will be Friday, June 20th at 1p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. The interment will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Marcella was born on June 30, 1932 in Glasgow to Sam Emil Sylvester and Anne Gladys (Lear) Sylvester. She graduated from Glasgow High School. She married Bob Elfring in Glasgow on Feb. 24, 1952 at the First Lutheran Church. She was a lifelong resident of Glasgow. Marcella was a Sunday school teacher when her kids were younger. She worked in Glasgow for St. Clair Jewelry, JCPenny, Woolworths and was a school cook. Marcella enjoyed gardening, her flowers, planting and playing cards. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Glasgw First Lutheran Church. Her pride and joy was her granddaughter, Marcia Stratton.

Survivors include: her husband, Bob Elfring of Glasgow; daugher, Debbie Stratton and Lonnie of Glasgow; sons, Larry Elfring of Glendive and Dan Elfring and Missy of Colorado Spings, CO; 3 Grandchildren, Marcia Stratton, Cody Elfring and Caitlyn Elfring; several Nieces and Nephews; 1 brother, Sam Sylvester and Joyce of Glasgow.

Her parents and one sister, Viola Dascher preceded her in death.

All her Nieces and Nephews are the Honorary Pallbearers.

Marlene E. Gouse

Marlene E. Gouse, 69, passed away on Thursday, June 12 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services will be Tuesday, June 17th at the Saco Methodist Church at 10a.m. with Reverend Kent Gordon officiating. The burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Saco. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Marlene E. Gouse was born on June 20, 1933 in Renovo, Pennsylvania to Henry Edward Lundfelt and Erma Leah Stevenson Lundfelt. She attended school in Renovo, graduating High School in Renvovo. She married Harry Gouse at Renovo on May 9, 1953. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 9, 2003. She was an avid fly fisherman, operated Tie Fly Fishing Co. and the Renovo Land Survey Co. She enjoyed hunting, gardening, bird watching and was an avid reader. She enjoyed camping and family holidays.

Survivors include: husband, Harry Gouse of Hinsdale; sons, Steve Gouse of Saco, Mike (Karen) Gouse of Hamilton and Brian (Paula) Gouse of Hinsdale, daughters, Vicki Gouse of Hinsdale and Holly (Don) Minnerath of Saco ;and 2 Grandchildren.

Mary E. Shipp

Mary E. Shipp, 101, passed away on Tuesday, June 10 from natural causes at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow. Services will be Friday, June 13th at 3p.m. at the St. Raphael's Church in Glasgow. Interment will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Mary was born on January 5, 1902 in New Effington, SD, to Charles Edward Felton and Agnes (Bresnahan) Felton. She attended schools in South Dakota and then attended college in North Dakota to become a teacher. In 1922, she moved to north of Glasgow to live at the Tom Coleman Half-Way House and teach at the Rose Hill Country School. Mary married Oliver Shipp on December 21, 1923 in Glasgow. They farmed and raised cattle north of Glasgow until retiring in 1973 and moving into Glasgow. Mary raised turkeys and chickens and she loved to cook. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers and reading. She especially enjoyed her family and her grandchildren. She was a member of the St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Alter Society and Cowbelles. Her husband, Oliver, passed away in May of 1978.

Survivors include: daughter, Lorraine Hinrichsen (Bernie) of Bothell, Washington; sons, Clifford Shipp (Helen) of Las Vegas, Nevada and Lyle Shipp (Janice) of Glasgow; 14 Grandchildren; 25 Great Grandchildren; 6 Great-Great Grandchildren; and sister, Agnes Thies of Fargo, ND; brother, Albert Felton of New Effington, SD. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Mason; sons, Donald Shipp and Gerald Shipp; and brothers, Edward, Chester, Raymond and Earl Felton.

Pallbearers include: Douglas Shipp, Christopher Shipp, Cam Shipp, Kelly Bagley, Mark Brand, Josh Green and Carlo Porteen.

Mabel A. Lohman

Mabel A. Lohman, 64, passed away from cancer on Sunday, June 1, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services will be Friday, June 6 at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow at 2p.m. with Pastor Dave Rogenes officiating. The burial will be at the Kenyon Cemetery in Kenyon, MN. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel was born on January 3, 1939 in Backus, MN to Olaf and Edna Lein. She lived in Fergus Falls, MN, graduated in 1957 there, then moved to Faribault, MN. She worked at the State Hospital there as a nurses aid, then was laundry supervisor. She married Roger Lohman at Kenyon, MN on October 15, 1960. They stayed in Faribault until coming to Glasgow in 1977, and have lived here since. She enjoyed traveling, and was active in Al-anon, enjoyed crafts, caring and compassionate for those who that needed help. She enjoyed visiting and taking care of grandchildren.

Survivors include: husband, Roger of Glasgow; 3 sons, Bob (Deb) Lohman of Miles City, Brian Lohman of Anchor Point, Alaska and Blake (Karen) Lohman of Boring, Oregon; 6 grandchildren, Justin, Logan and Chance (Bob and Deb), Lindsey, Casey and Jett (Blake and Karen); 2 sisters, Anna Wetzel of Underwood, MN and Alma of Faribault, MN; 1 brother, Richard Lein of Walker.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ole.

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