Boat Safety Class Set For April 26 (Posted Monday,
March 31, 2003 06:38 PM)
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting
a boating safety class in Glasgow.The
26 at the Elks from 8am to 5pm.
Completion of this class some may
give discount on boat insurance with some insurance companies.
Call 406 228 8517 evenings for
Science Fair Winners Attend Kiwanis (Posted Monday, March 31,
2003 06:36 PM)
|Winners of the Glasgow Kiwanis Club sponsored Science Fair
joined Kiwanis members and guests at their noon luncheon meeting
at the Cottonwood. Giving their presentations following the
meal were (from left) Dillon, son of Andy and Jeff Johnson;
Kyla, daughter of Karen and Harvey Wall; Mikaela, daughter
of Denise and Mike Herman; and Quinn, daughter of Nancy and
Nick Vaira. For Kiwanis membership information, please call
Lila at 228-4346 or Bill at 228-9225.
Baucus Announces Public Hatchery Meeting (Posted
Monday, March 31, 2003 06:31 PM)
Montana Senator Max Baucus today announced a public meeting will
be held in Glasgow on April 11 to discuss design and construction
of the new fish hatchery at Fort Peck Lake.
Baucus said the meeting
will include representatives from the Congressional Delegation
offices, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, Montana Walleyes Unlimited, and Citizens for a
Fort Peck Fish Hatchery.
Baucus requested the meeting in a March
to the Corps of Engineers and said the public is welcome and
encouraged to attend.
The meeting will be held at the Cottonwood Inn from
1:30 to 3:30 on April 11th.
Trapper Education certification class offered
in Glasgow (Posted Sunday, March 30, 2003 01:32 AM)
Sign up now to attend a Trapper Education certification
class scheduled for Saturday, April 12 at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ conference
room in Glasgow. The day-long session begins at 9 a.m. and ends
at 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged.
The class is one of several offered around the state by the Montana
Trappers Association and graduates will earn an official Trapper
Education Certificate. The class will include information on trapping
regulations, ethics, landowner/trapper relations, fur handling,
equipment, trapping methods and safety.
The class is free and open to the public. Youths under the age
of 10 are encouraged to attend in the company of an adult. Bring
your own sack lunch and make your own arrangements for a quick
lunch break at noon.
Pre-register at Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 office on Highway
2 west in Glasgow, or call Andrew McKean, regional information
officer, at 228-3723 or Duane Meidinger, MTA district director,
Home Run Pond safety gear courtesy of game
wardens (Posted Sunday, March 30, 2003 01:31 AM)
Anglers at Glasgow’s new kids’ fishing pond will have
life-saving equipment close at hand, thanks to Montana’s
The Montana Game Warden Association recently donated a number of
emergency rescue items, including a 16-foot rescue hook, a 24-inch
ring buoy and three 50-foot throw bags. The gear will be installed
in conspicuous places around the perimeter of Home Run Pond, but
the wardens hope it is never used.
I hope we never have an incident out there where this equipment
would be needed, but we thought it would be good to have on hand,
just in case,” says Valley County Warden Kelly Friede. “There
are going to be a lot of kids out there, and it’s just a
safety precaution. If anyone goes in the water, this will enable
bystanders to appropriately use the equipment at hand to save a
Even if the gear is never used, it will still be a teaching tool.
Discussion of the proper use of the equipment will be part of each
angler-education class at the pond. That’s in keeping with
the educational nature of Home Run Pond, which is designed as an
outdoor classroom where youngsters can learn not only how to tie
fishing knots, bait a hook and cast a crankbait, but also about
the details of aquatic ecosystems.
Friede says the Game Wardens Association earmarks $500 to each
of the 7 FWP regions in the state, and the Region 6 wardens agreed
to spend their share on the youth pond. The money is raised through
raffles and other fund-raisers.
The City of Glasgow’s maintenance shop along with a number
of local merchants also donated to the safety equipment project.
They include UBC, Markles Hardware, Triple A Glass and Valley Builders.
FWP Warden Captain Mike Herman built and donated the wooden boxes
that will contain the throw bags.
Home Run Pond is slated to open in June with a community-wide celebration.
Call Andrew McKean at FWP in Glasgow at 228-3723 if you’d
like to help with the open house or with the local angler education
Valley County Natural Resource
Meeting April 1 (Posted Sunday, March 30, 2003 01:29 AM) Anyone interested in sitting in
acquainted with or help with the work of
is invited to come to a meeting on Tuesday, April 1 at 5pm.
check the status of the interim plan, ALSO S.476 in the Faith-Based
Initiative which would provide a 25% taxcut on capital gains from
land sold only to "an environmental group" or a government
agency for conservation purposes.SALES TO PRIVATE INTERESTS WOULD
NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DISCOUNT.
We will also adress the wolf management
plan since the committee needs to make sure there is comment in
the record. We will adjourn in time for those who want to attend
the wolf manangement meeting to be able to do so.For questions,please
contact Maxine Korman at 648-5536 or email KORMANMAX@HOTMAIL.COM
5 Candidates For School Board (Posted Sunday, March
30, 2003 01:26 AM)
There are now five candidates for two positions
on the Glasgow School Board. The filing
board was Thursday
and three of the applicants waited until the final two days to
file for election.
The two incumbents on the board, Tom Schmidt and Mike Dailey have
both filed to serve another three years on the school board. They
will be challenged by Rodney Ost, Carla Nix, and Jennifer Chalmers.
The school board election is May 6th with balloting taking place
from noon to 8pm. There will also be a levy election that same
day as school district voters will be asked to approve a $40,000
levy for increased funding in the 2003-2004 school year.
Sixteen Applications Received For Superintendent
Position (Posted Sunday, March 30, 2003 01:25 AM)
were received for the position of Superintendent of
the Glasgow School
Board has narrowed down that to just four finalists.
At a special school board meeting on Wednesday the board met in
closed session to discuss the applications. The finalists will
be interviewed on either April 3rd or April 14.
The finalists include: Donald Bunce, who is the parochial school superintendent
in Minot, North Dakota, David Mahon, the elementary principal in
Baker, Peggy Peterson, the superintendent of schools in Stanford,
Montana, and Glenn Hageman, the principal and superintendent of
Schools in Sheridan, Montana.
The current superintendent, Glenn Monson is retiring at the end
of this school year.
Man Escapes Early Morning Blaze (Posted Sunday, March
30, 2003 01:23 AM)
The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a house
fire early Friday morning but were
to save the
According to Fire
Chief Ed Stein, the home was almost completely destroyed. The
residence is located at 720 6th Avenue North and no injuries were
Stein told Kltz/Klan that the lone occupant in the home was able
to crawl out of a window to escape the flames and smoke.
The fire was called in at 2am and the fire department finished
the clean up at 6am.
Stein also said the fire is under investigation and the cause
is not determined.
School Board Filings (Posted Sunday, March 30, 2003
There have been two filings for the 2 positions open
on the Glasgow School Board. The two incumbents,
and Mike Dailey have
both filed for the 2-three year terms available on the board.
Schmidt and Dailey are both completing their first
term on the school board. The filing deadline for the school
board is Thursday at 5pm. Filing forms are available at the school
district central office.
The election is set for May 6th. There will also be a levy election
on that date for the Glasgow school district.
Comment on gray wolf EIS at April 1 Glasgow
meeting (Posted Sunday, March 23, 2003 02:04 PM)
A public work session to discuss Montana’s
Wolf Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be held Tuesday,
April 1, 2003 at the
Cottonwood Inn on U.S. Highway 2 East in Glasgow.
The work session will begin with an open house from 6:30-7 p.m.
followed by introductions and a short presentation. There will
then be an opportunity for comments from all participants, says
Jim Satterfield, regional supervisor for Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region
The purpose of this EIS is to decide how wolves will be managed
in Montana when the state assumes responsibility for the species.
Since 1974, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has managed wolves
in Montana, under the authority of the Endangered Species Act.
Wolves met the biological requirements for recovery at the end
of 2002. Upon delisting, management authority for wolves will return
to the state governments where the wolves reside.
In 1995, Montana wrote a Draft Wolf Recovery and Management Plan
that was never implemented due to uncertainties about funding and
agency responsibilities. In 2000, a 12-member Wolf Management Advisory
Council was convened by then-Governor Marc Racicot.
worked for 7 months and identified roughly 30 issues which FWP
used to frame their Montana Wolf Conservation and Management Planning
Document. A "scoping" comment period was then opened
up based on this document, and the public was asked to identify
issues and concerns about a state-sponsored wolf management program.
The northeastern Montana scoping meeting, one of 12 held statewide,
was held in Glasgow in spring 2002. The issues raised in the 6,700
comments received by FWP were closely aligned with those of the
Wolf Advisory Council and dealt with wolf management, numbers,
distribution, social factors, administration and delisting, prey
populations, human safety and compensation, among others.
The resulting draft EIS contains 5 alternatives that reflect the
views and opinions expressed by Montanans and others from across
These alternatives encompass everything from a 'No Action Alternative'
to one that would restrict wolf distribution to mostly public lands
in western Montana," says Harold Wentland, Region 6 wildlife
manager. FWP's preferred alternative, developed by the Wolf Advisory
Council, fits somewhere in the middle. It sets a benchmark of 15
breeding wolf pairs (federal officials estimate that 183 wolves,
in 35 packs, and about 16 breeding pairs presently inhabit Montana);
directs the state to help find long-term sources of revenue to
reimburse damages caused by wolves, and develop ways to reduce
the risks wolves present to owners of livestock and others; provides
for regulated harvest of wolves; and offers FWP flexibility to
manage wolf numbers and distribution.
A total of 13 work sessions on the Draft Montana Wolf Conservation
and Management Plan EIS will be held throughout the state through
the end of this month. Those wishing a copy of this draft EIS as
well as official comment cards can visit the Region 6 office on
the west side of Glasgow or call FWP’s Wildlife Division
in Helena at 406-444-2612.
Comments on the draft EIS may be made
via FWP's website at: www.fwp.state.mt.us. Click on Montana Wolf
Management in the Hot Topics box, or by writing to: Wolf Plan
EIS, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, 490 North Meridian Road, Kalispell
MT 59901. Comments will be accepted through May 12.
School Board Faces Touch Decisions (Posted Sunday,
March 23, 2003 02:02 PM)
The Glasgow School Board will have several tough decisions in
the coming weeks as they wrestle with an estimated $200,000 budget
At the last meeting the school board did decide to run a mill-levy
election this year to raise additional revenue for the school district.
The board has yet to decide on the amount of the levy request.
That decision should be made at a special meeting on March 26th.
The board also voted to offer a retirement incentive for certified
employees with at least 20-years of service in the Glasgow school
system. The board previously offered incentives in 1994, 1999,
2000 and 2002. Twenty three staff members have accepted the incentive
over the period and 16 of those staff have not been replaced. The
cost of this incentive would cost an estimated $100,000.
A huge decision awaits the school board as they consider moving
the 7th and 8th grades from the middle school to the high school
building. The Glasgow High School was built to house 600 students
and currently the enrollment is just 230. If this decision is made
the 4th grade would move to the middle school freeing up room at
the Irle Elementary School. This shuffling of the grades could
save the district an estimated $166,400. This proposal would allow
the district to eliminate a music position, librarian, principal,
plus one additional teacher. The board is looking for public comment
on the proposal to move the 7th and 8th grades to the high school.
The search for a new superintendent of schools continues as the
school board will meet on Wednesday to go through the applications.
Glasgow Man Charged With 2 Counts Of Felony Sexual
Intercourse (Posted Sunday, March 23, 2003 02:00 PM)
65-year old Glasgow resident Franklin Nowman has been charged
with two counts of felony sexual intercourse without consent in
State District Court in Glasgow.
According to court documents, Nowman has sexual relations with
a 15-year old male during a 4-month period in 2002.
Nowman has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a
child, which is a misdemeanor and an alternative charge of felony
attempted sexual intercourse without consent.
Court documents state that Nowman had sexual relations with several
children in the Glasgow area over the 4-month period but the current charges
relate to incidents with the 15-year old male.
Bail was set at $20,000 but Nowman was released on his recognizance.
Storm Misses Glasgow But Still Hits Hi-Line (Posted Wednesday,
March 19, 2003 05:21 PM)
(Bainville-AP)They're cleaning up the mud in Bainville. Diane
Panusuk owns the Welcome Stop store and truck stop on U-S Highway
Two. The highway was closed by flash flooding Monday night through
Tuesday morning, from Bainville to the North Dakota state line,
eight miles east.
Roosevelt County disaster coordinator Dan Sietsema
says as many as eight houses in Bainville, and about the same
number to the north, in Froid, reported water damage. Volunteers
with sandbags to protect the Welcome Stop.
At least two head
of cattle died, and several roads were damaged by high water.
Bainville residents recorded more than two inches of precipitation
The National Weather Service reported a two-day storm
of more than one inch in Culbertson and one-point-35 inches
Ethanol Bill Up For Hearing Wednesday (Posted Wednesday, March
19, 2003 05:20 PM)
The House Transportation Committee will hear a bill Wednesday
at 3 pm that would mandate all gasoline sold in Montana be blended
with 10 percent ethanol. This legislation if approved would go
into effect in July of 2005.
Senate Bill 422, sponsored by Senator Jerry Black, passed the Senate
29-21 on February 28th.
State Representative Karl Waitschies is the chairman of the Transportation
Committee and he told Kltz/Klan news that he is opposed to the
bill because the legislation mandates that everyone has to purchase
gasoline with the 10 percent blend of ethanol. Waitschies said
the bill is socialistic because of the mandate and government should
never force the public to purchase certain items.
He said he would personally benefit from the bill because he is
involved in agriculture but would still oppose the bill because
of the socialistic aspects of the legislation.
Over 50 gasoline stations in Montana currently sell the ethanol
blended fuel. There are currently no operating ethanol plants in
Montana. Minnesota is one state that requires ethanol to be blended
in all fuel sold to the public at retail gasoline stations.
Land And Resource Planning Committee To Meet
Thursday (Posted Tuesday, March 18, 2003 07:32 AM)
The next meeting
for the Valley County Land and Resource Plan Committee will be
20th at the
courthouse at 6:30 pm.This is open to any Valley County resident
and anyone who has concerns about the economic health, protection
of property rights and having an equal and cooperative status
with state and federal agencies affecting our county should attend.
who has been working on adapting the Beaverhead county Plan to
fit Valley County is asked to please be sure to come since we
want to keep moving forward and have an interim plan in place by
end of March.
For questions,contact county commissioners:228-6219
or Maxine Korman:648-5536
Christian Women's Club Hosts Great Falls Speaker (Posted Tuesday,
March 18, 2003 07:30 AM)
Berni Bailey is the vivacious speaker from Great Falls this Friday,
March 21, 2003, at the Cottonwood Inn at noon for Glasgow Christian
Women’s Club. She humorously shares the Best Recipe for Life
starting with split pea soup on the ceiling.
Lee from Lee’s Book Emporium will also be on hand to share
her news about Glasgow’s latest book nook.
Call Edna 228 9433 or Lorraine 228 2779 for reservations. Walk-ins
are welcome. We will begin serving at noon for the one-hour luncheon
to conclude promptly for the working woman.
In April the luncheon is one week earlier, April 11, due to holidays.
Susan Jorganson from Williston will be the special speaker.
Fort Peck Summer Theatre Schedule Released (Posted
Saturday, March 15, 2003 11:37 AM)
As the 34th season of summer theater at Fort Peck draws near,
volunteers and the professional company are gearing up for the
busiest season of them all. In three short months, they will present
four Broadway musicals and a comedy, along with special events
for each. Best of all, it's a season of great entertainment for
everyone who ventures to the historic Fort Peck Theatre, explains
Kari Lee Knierim of Glasgow. She is president of the Fort Peck
Fine Arts Council, which produces the season.
This year’s playbill includes:
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the story of how one woman’s
marriage to a backwoodsman turns happily into marriage for his
six brothers. It plays June 20, 21, 22; 27, 28, 29; July 4, 5,
6; and 11, 12, 13. It will feature many talented youth and adults
from throughout the area.
Chicago will feature the Dirty Shame Dixieland Band and be presented
for two weekends only: July 18, 19, 20 and July 25, 26 and 27.
It’s a musical vaudeville tale of murder trials and the glitter
of show business, and it is one of the nation’s hottest movies
of this year.
The Fantasticks, the touching story of two young people whose love
is strengthened by adversity, plays for two weekends: Aug. 1, 2,
3 and 8, 9, 10.
The Odd Couple completes the season pairing the fastidious Felix
Unger with the earthy, yet loveable Oscar Madison. This plays three
weekends: Aug. 15, 16, 17; 22, 23, 24; and 29, 30, 31.
Thursday evenings are reserved for comedy again as the Theatre
offers Das Barbecƒ on July 3, 10 and Aug. 7, 21 and 28. In
fact, the season opens with a full weekend of the Barbecƒ music
and humor June 13, 14 and 15.
With all the activity, the summer of 2003 brings many changes at
the Theatre with Christopher Kristant stepping up to the position
of artistic director. During the past three seasons, he has worked
at Fort Peck as an actor and the costume designer.
Kristant brings several new ideas, including plans for celebratory
opening nights for each production. He also is working with the
Theatre Camp committee to expand the camp performance.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. for all performances and tickets can be
purchased at the Theatre box office the night of the show. An adult
admission this year will be $12, a senior admission $10 and students
admission $7. Reserved seating is available at $5 additional. Subscription
tickets will be sold through June 13, saving $2 for each adult
ticket and $1 on each senior and student ticket
For more information
on tickets, contact Betty Truscott at 228-4435 in Glasgow for more
information. She is a co-chair of the summer board and will be
responsible for reserved seating.
Old Fashioned Amateur Hour Applications Still Open (Posted Saturday,
March 15, 2003 11:35 AM)
There’s still time to enter the Nashua Lions Club Old Fashioned
Amateur Hour, set to take place Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in
the Nashua School gym.
For the past five years, this family-oriented event has drawn contestants and
audiences from communities in the northeast corner of the state.
Categories for contestants are vocal, solo or group; instrumental, solo or group;
lip sync/dance; and storytelling.
Age groups for contestants are 12 and under, 13-18 years old, and adult.
Prizes in each age group and category will be $50 for first place; $25 for second;
and $15 for third.
Door prizes will be drawn for and concessions will be available.
Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students, and children six and under, free.
For an application, call or write Rita Bunk, P.O. Box 333, Nashua, MT 59248-0333,
406-746-3483. Applications must be returned by April 14.
Local hunter education instructors receive
awards (Posted Saturday, March 15, 2003 09:32 AM)
They may not have classrooms or retirement plans, but a group of
northeastern Montana educators have accumulated a combined 290
years of teaching experience.
They’re local Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education instructors,
and what makes their service even more remarkable is that every
hour of teaching has been voluntary. Together, they have taught
thousands of northeastern Montana youth about gun safety, the subtleties
and challenges of bowhunting, and hunter ethics and behavior. Some
of the classrooms have been church basements, or community halls.
Others have been public schools, and in at least once instance,
the course has been taught in an instructor’s home.
Instead of a diploma, graduates of the hunter education program
have something better: a passport to a lifetime of hunting and
fishing in Montana. The course is required before youths can buy
a Montana hunting license. In Region 6, more than 450 students
pass the Hunter Education or Bowhunter Education programs each
Montana’s Hunter Education program has been in existence
since the 1950s, and some of the instructors in Region 6 have
been certified instructors since that time. Others have joined
Veteran instructors receive service awards at 5-year intervals.
Here are instructors who will be recognized for their service at
the Region 6 Hunter Education workshop on March 22 in Glasgow:
Bowhunter Education Instructors
NAME COUNTY YEARS OF SERVICE
Steve Sukut Valley 10
Charles Young Roosevelt 10
Hunter Education Instructors
Aaron Arthur McCone 10
Jon (Pete) Forbes Phillips 15
Kenneth Wiederrick Phillips 15
Bruce Hill Phillips 20
Roger Wimmer Roosevelt 30
Robert McDonald McCone 45
Valley County Commissioners Public Meeting Schedule (Posted Saturday,
March 15, 2003 09:29 AM)
Valley County Commissioners will continue meeting with the public
this week. They are scheduled to meet in Fort Peck at 7pm Tuesday,
March 18th, at the Rec Hall office.
On Thursday, March 20th at 7pm at the Condo meeting room. The
public is invited to attend.
Personal Call to OMB Director
Mitch Daniels Removes Roadblocks to Funding (Posted Saturday,
March 15, 2003 09:27 AM)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A telephone call from Montana’s
Congressman Denny Rehberg (R) to Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) Director Mitch Daniels has freed up funding for the Fort
Peck and Dry Prairie Rural Water Systems, Rehberg announced today. Rehberg
had originally secured $7.5 million in funding for the project,
finalized with the passage last month of the Omnibus Spending Bill.
However, the OMB held up construction for nearly a year over a
Final Engineering Report.
I was finally able to get a call through to the Bush Administration,
and eventually Mitch Daniels late last week,” Rehberg said. “I
told him how important the Fort Peck and Dry Prairie Water Projects
are to northeastern Montanans, and underscored how vital it is
that we move on with the task of getting clean water to these Montana
communities. Mitch said, ‘I will see that this money gets
out within the week.’ He was true to his word.”
The phone call and pledge by Daniels resulted in the OMB approving
the engineering report, effectively clearing the way for construction
of the vital project.
About $3.4 million of the funds will be used for the first phase
of construction for the Fort Peck water project,” Rehberg
said. “About $2.3 million of the funds will help finance
the final phase of construction of the Dry Prairie water project.”
Baucus Says Public Must Be Consulted On Hatchery Plans (Posted
Saturday, March 15, 2003 09:19 AM)
Montana Senator Max Baucus told a high-level official with the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the public must be consulted in the
design and building of the new warm-water fish hatchery at Fort
In a March 14 letter to Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, District Engineer
of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers based in Omaha, Neb., Baucus
said a public meeting must be held in Glasgow immediately with
all stakeholders and public officials.
Baucus said he concerned over reports hatchery organizers and members
of the public haven't been afforded the opportunity to provide
official comment on the hatchery design plans.
The group "Citizens for a Fort Peck Fish Hatchery" and
Walleyes Unlimited chapters across Montana have been the driving
force behind the project, raising $1 million and lobbying the Montana
Legislature to authorize the building of the warm-water hatchery.
Montana's congressional delegation has secured $7.5 million in
federal money to start construction of the $20 million project.
Local citizens are concerned that fish rearing capacity has been
reduced in the design of the hatchery and that Montana Fish, Wildlife
and Parks, who designed the hatchery, have used federal money to
build an extravagant hatchery building instead of using the federal
money to raise fish.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials have said that any change in
the design of the hatchery could result in the project being pushed
back one year and the design changes could cost as much as $500,000.
The construction contract is expected to be let out for bid in
Sheriff Cautions Valley County Residents On Controlled Burning
(Posted Saturday, March 15, 2003 09:17 AM)
Valley County Sheriff Glenn Meier is reminding the public that
Valley County operates on a closed fire season and anyone who wants
to have a controlled burn must obtain a written permit from the
sheriffs office. The landowner must notify law enforcement when
the burn is started and call whit it is over, so the fire department
doesn't respond needlessly.
Meier cited an incident from last week when the Long Run Fire Department
was notified of a fire east of Glasgow. The department responded
to the fire but had trouble finding a road to actually get to the
blaze. When a road was found and the department arrived at the
fire they realized the fire was a controlled burn. The landowner
then tried to evict the fireman from his land.
Meier cited two Montana laws which apply in this incident. The
first law states that any person who sets or ignites a fire must
first obtain a written fire permit from law enforcement authorities.
If the person doesn't obtain the permit they could be fined up
The second law states that the Rural Fire Chief or Deputy or Fire
Service may enter private property or direct the entry of fire
control crew for the purpose of suppressing or extinguishing a
fire. If access is denied to the private property the person could
be cited for obstruction of justice.
Meier told Kltz/Klan that no citations were issued from the incident
last week but the Long Run Fire Department doesn't want to risk
its people or waste it's resources on false alarms that could be
Former Glasgow Coach Wins Award (Saturday, March 15, 2003 9:15
A former high school football coach in Montana has been selected
as the National Assistant Coach of the year.
Wolf Point native
Henry Hammill received the award that recognizes the
unsung Heroes of American Sports. Criteria for this award includes
longevity of service, knowledge, long-term success, special contributions
to the school and/or community, and overcoming obstacles.
A ten-member panel of the top sports writers in the United States
made the selection.
Hamill is a native of Wolf Point who played football and graduated
from Northern Montana College in Havre. He was a head coach in
Montana for the first fifteen of his thirty years in coaching and
was voted Montana's Football Coach of the Year in 1974 and 1980.
He won state championships in Thompson Falls and Glasgow. He has
also coached at Scobey and Helena High.
He currently is an assistant football coach in Coeur d'Alene,
Not Many Answers At Hatchery Public Meeting (Posted Wednesday,
March 12, 2003 04:25 PM)
Many questions were asked and not many answers were given at a
public meeting Monday regarding the design of the Fort Peck Warm
Water Fish Hatchery.
Over forty citizens attended the afternoon meeting to get answers
on the design of the hatchery. Two representatives from the Region
Six Office of the Fish, Wildlife and Parks were on hand to take
questions from the citizens. The meeting was supposed to be attended
by those responsible for the design of the hatchery but they backed
out of the meeting on Friday for various reasons.
People attending the meeting questioned the Fish, Wildlife and
Parks officials on several fronts including why there hasn't been
any public input on the design of the hatchery.
Andrew McKean of the FWP told the group he's suggesting future
meetings between the department and the public regarding the construction
of the hatchery. But Myron Gartner, representing Citizens for a
Fort Peck Hatchery, said it's a little late for public participation
when the design of the hatchery is virtually completed. Gartner
said the public should of been involved from the beginning of the
Gartner also expressed concern that the current design of the hatchery
doesn't include pond liners for 9 of the two-acre ponds planned
for the hatchery. He told the crowd that FWP is optioning out the
liners to save an estimated $900,000. Other members of the crowd
said that the current location of the hatchery is primarily sand
based and all the ponds should have liners.
Questions were asked why the hatchery is building is relatively
extravagant and none of the amenities of the building have been
taken out to save money. The hatchery building includes nine offices,
nine showers and 2 bathtubs plus a huge meeting room with all glass
and rock exterior. The hatchery building also includes crew quarters
for FWP personnel who will be working at the hatchery.
The building has offices and support facilities for the hatchery
manager and assistant manager. Other accommodations are planned
for the FWP Fort Peck Lake fisheries management staff, currently
charged rent to work out of a building owned by the Army Corps
of Engineers. These employees would be moved to the hatchery building
and would not be charged rent.
FWP estimates that the annual operating budget for the hatchery
would be an estimated $315,000. State law requires that funding
for operations and maintenance of the hatchery come from the revenue
collected through sales of the Warm Water Fish Stamp. Current annual
income form the sales of the stamp is around $220,000 so additional
funding sources will need to be identified.
FWP did tell the audience at the meeting that no trout will be
produced at the hatchery for stocking purposes. They also said
that fewer rearing ponds will be built but each pond will be larger
in size so the total fish-rearing capacity will be greater than
initial plans indicated.
FWP personnel told the audience on hand that they would forward
all of the concerns to the authorities in Helena to have them answered.
No other public meeting has been set by FWP and according to Jim
Satterfield, Region Six Supervisor, the contract for the hatchery
will be bid out soon. Satterfield did tell the group that it his
understanding that if the design is changed there could be a $500,000
to $600,000 penalty to make those changes.
County To Sign Law Enforcement Agreement With
Nashua and Opheim (Posted Wednesday, March 12, 2003 04:23 PM)
Valley County officials will sign an inter-local agreement with
officials from the towns of Nashua and Opheim on Wednesday authorizing
the takeover of their law enforcement services.
Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier and the Valley County Commissioners
will sign the agreement at the courthouse today Wednesday at
1:15pm. The Mayors of both Opheim and Nashua will also be on hand
for the signing ceremony.
The Sheriff's department will provide 16 hours of law enforcement
coverage per week for each community. Opheim and Nashua will pay
just over $13,000 each to Valley County for the law enforcement
coverage. This will allow the Valley County Sheriff's Department
to hire an extra officer to help out with the added coverage.
Sheriff Meier told Kltz/Klan that this is the first time that the
department has contracted law enforcement services with another
Opheim has been without a police officer for over a year and Nashua
has been without coverage for over two months.
Mark Ward Receives Walleye Award (Posted Monday, March 10, 2003
Walleyes Unlimited of Montana awarded Mark Ward its highest honor
on March 8, naming him as the recipient of its 2003 President's
Award at the group's state banquet in Billings.
Ward, of Missoula, better known as Captain Catchin of the Montana
Outdoor Radio Show, received the honor for all his efforts on behalf
of walleyes and all fishermen of Montana and for his work on the
Montana Outdoor Radio Show and on his Web site. Diane Brandt, president
of Walleyes Unlimited for the past two years, also noted that his
contributions to the outdoors in Montana go far beyond just walleyes.
Mark speaks for broad-based conservation, recreation and resources
for all the people of Montana," she said. "The radio
show has helped people have a better understanding of the variety
of resources that Montana has to offer no matter where they live
in this state. He has brought us together to understand what we
have and what we have to do to maintain the quality of our natural
Ward admitted the honor took him completely by surprise.
I'd like to thank Walleyes Unlimited and my many fishing friends
in that organization. I'm touched and humbled by it," Ward
said, when he learned of the award. "I'd also like to thank
the many radio stations across Montana, their owners and program
managers who have allowed us to reach into every corner of the
state. And, of course, I'd like to thank all the radio showâs
listeners. Without those folks getting up on Saturday mornings
and listening to us from 6 to 8 a.m. these past five years, this
never would have happened. They all made this happen and I'd like
to thank them all."
Billings Gazette outdoor editor Mark Henckel accepted the award
on Ward's behalf. Ward had a previous commitment to appear at the
Montana Hunting and Fishing Outdoor Show in Kalispell on March
Ward will formally be presented the award at the MORE show in Billings
on March 21 at the Montana/Wyoming Walleye Pro Panel at the Metra.
Also at the Walleyes Unlimited State Banquet, Montana Walleye Hall
of Fame honors went to Randy King, of Miles City, Brian Olson,
formerly of Billings, Helena and Havre and now living in Fort Worth,
Texas, and Tony Tuss, of Lewistown. All have been active members
in Walleyes Unlimited, lending their time and talents to their
chapters for many years as well as to the state organization.
Montana Radio Outdoors airs Saturdays from 6-8am
Hatchery Plan Meeting Set For Monday (Posted Friday, March 7,
2003 7:21 PM)
A meeting is set for Monday, March 10 at
the Cottonwood Inn to discuss the latest developments on design
of the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery. The meeting is scheduled from
3 to 5 p.m.
A meeting scheduled earlier Monday between various agencies and
groups devoted to hatchery issues has been
cancelled. But the afternoon public session will be held as scheduled,
from U.S. Senator Conrad Burns, the Army Corps of Engineers and
Helena staff from Fish, Wildlife & Parks will not be on hand.
Nevertheless, the public is encouraged to attend the later session
to learn more about the hatchery’s design and construction
timetable. Personnel from the regional FWP office will distribute
fact sheets and be available to record questions and comments from
The multi-species fish hatchery is being built below Fort Peck
Dam near the Dredge Cuts. Ground was broken for the facility’s
water-intake structures in July 2002 and Congress has appropriated
$7.5 million for construction of the facility.
Hatchery Supporters Concerned About Plans (Posted Wednesday, March
5, 2003 9:01 PM)
Supporters of the Fort Peck Warm Water Fish Hatchery are concerned
that the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks are designing
the hatchery to produce cold water fish such as trout and salmon.
Montana Fish and Game officials are designing the $20 million dollar
hatchery and local supporters of the hatchery have just now seen
the design plans and they are unhappy and have several questions
for Fish and Game officials.
Supporters are concerned about the huge hatchery building that
is being proposed. The design calls for 9 offices with workstations,
9 showers, 2 bathtubs, 6 toilets, crew quarters with 4 beds plus
washing machines and clothes dryers and all kinds of cooking amenities.
The hatchery building also includes a huge meeting room with all
glass and rock exterior.
The hatchery was originally planned to employ up to three
full-time employees but it appears the Fish and Game might have
other plans for the building.
Myron Gartner and Chuck Lawson of the Citizens for a Fort Peck
Warm-Water Fish Hatchery also are wondering if the hatchery is
being built for cold water fish such as trout and salmon.
The original design was supposed to include raceways to help
raise salmon but the designers have increased the amount of salmon raceways
to nine. Myron Gartner told Kltz/Klan that the Fort Peck Lake Management
Plan was to raise approximately 250,000 Chinook Salmon for stocking
in Fort Peck. Gartner explained that nine raceways is enough to
raise 900,000 salmon plus another 900,000 trout since salmon are
spawned in the fall and trout in the spring.
The original intent of the legislation creating the Fort Peck Warm-Water
Fish Hatchery was to work with warm water fish and also include
a portion for salmon and the pallid sturgeon. Trout were never
an option for this hatchery.
Gartner explained that the warm water fisherman are paying for
this hatchery with the $5 stamp and they shouldn't be responsible
for paying for trout to come out of the hatchery.
Gartner and Lawson are also concerned about a reduction in the
amount of rearing ponds that would be used to produce walleye.
There were originally supposed to be 48 one-acre warm-water rearing
ponds. Fish and Game officials at one time reduced those ponds
by 40 percent because they were over budget on the hatchery. Myron
Gartner told Kltz/Klan that he's at the point where he just doesn't
trust Fish and Game personnel on the design of the hatchery.
Local citizens are concerned that warm-water fish capacity has
been reduced at the hatchery yet none of the perks in the hatchery
building have been reduced and the capacity for raising cold water
fish has been increased.
Myron Gartner and Chuck Lawson also wonder why the public hasn't
had any input on the design process for the hatchery. They both
told Kltz/Klan that the fisherman across Montana springboarded
the idea yet the project design has been a closely guarded secret
by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Senator Conrad Burns has initiated a meeting on Monday, March 10th
at the Cottonwood Inn. The meeting will be attended by Fish and
Game officials, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials along with
representatives of Montana's Congressional delegation. Supporters
of the hatchery hope this meeting will bring out the official design
of the hatchery so that local hatchery supporters can see what
is being planned.
Glasgow Man Faces Felony Bad Check Charges (Posted Sunday, March
2, 2003 8:14 AM)
Glasgow resident Del Weech is facing a felony bad check charge
after being arrested on February 24th.
According to court documents, Weech wrote several checks on a closed
account to Albertson's Grocery store in Glasgow between September
25th and September 30th.
If convicted of the charge, Weech could be fined up to $1000 and
sentenced up to six months in the Valley County Jail.
Weech was also charged with misdemeanor obstruction of justice
as the result of an incident that occured while he was being arrested.
Weech posted a bond amount of $2780 and was released from custody
shortly after being arrested.
Sheriff's Department Finalizing Contracts For Extra
Coverage In Nashua and Opheim (Posted Sunday, March 2, 2003 8:12
The Valley County Sheriff's Department
is close to finalizing contracts with the communities of Nashua
have Sheriff's Deputies provide law enforcement coverage in those
State law mandates that their be a law enforcement presence in
each incorporated community such as Nashua and Opheim. As the communities
have gotten smaller the cost has gotten prohibitive for the two
towns and they are turning to the Sheriff's Department for help.
According to Sheriff Glenn Meier, the contract would have the VCSO
provide 16 hours of law enforcement coverage each week for each
community. Opheim and Nashua would each pay $13,500 to
Valley County for the law enforcement coverage.
Meier told Kltz/Klan that this would allow the VCSO to hire another
deputy to help out with the increased coverage in Opheim and Nashua.
He also said that the VCSO would utilize the complete department
in providing the coverage with different deputies patrolling
If the contract is approved by both communities and the Valley
County Commissioners the coverage could begin on April 1st.
Meier also told Kltz/Klan that Fort Peck is interested in contracted
law enforcement coverage.
Two Arrested On Drug Charges (Posted Sunday, March
2, 2003 8:09 AM)
Two Glasgow indivduals were arrested on Friday and charged with
distribution of dangerous drugs. 20-year old Katrina Spencer of
Glasgow and 19-year old James Turner of Glasgow were arrested and
charged with the felonies early Friday morning according to law
Spencer was charged with two felony counts of distribution of dangerous
drugs and Turner with one felony count.
The arrests resulted from an on-going joint investigation involving
the Glasgow Police Department, Valley County Sheriff's Department,
and the Big Muddy River Drug Task Force.
Mary Lee Norcutt
Mary Lee Norcutt passed away Monday, March 31st,
at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow with her sister,
Ruth, at her side. Mary was grateful for the many friends and relatives
who recently helped her celebrate her 70th birthday. Services are
scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, April 4th, at Bell Mortuary in
Glasgow with Reverend Dave Hodson officiating and burial will be
in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Serving as pallbearers: Mike Jasper, George Jasper, Bobby Jasper,
Butch Leckie, Ed Leckie and Todd Boucher.
Mary Lee was born March 22, 1933 at Watkins in Prarie
Country, Montana, to George and Katie (Bollinger) Jasper. She was
raised in Fort Peck and Glasgow, and graduated from Glasgow High
School in 1951. She worked in downtown Glasgow, including Ben Franklin,
Federated and Adrians. Mary's interests included her fine embroidery
work, and she sincerely enjoyed her sewing circle. She also assisted
with the Valley County Food Bank. Crossword and jigsaw puzzles
also kept her busy.
Survivors include: son, Bryan and wife, Kyann of
Loveland, CO; daughter, Katherine of Pine River, MN; two sisters,
Ruth Anderson of Georgetown, SC and Violet (Butch) Jenkins of Hudson,
WI; three grandchildren, Matthew, Samantha and Stephanie.
Her parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded
her in death.
James E. Garcia
James E. Garcia, age 46, passed away Monday, March
31st, from natural causes at his home in Glasgow. Services will
be at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Miles City on Tuesday, April
8th, at 2p.m. with Jay Barry Chalmers officiating. Bell Mortuary
in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
James E. Garcia was born on July 9, 1956 in Miles
City to Joseph Garcia and Betty Marie Stein Garcia. He lived in
Montana and Arizona before coming to Glasgow this past year. He
loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and was an avid football fan.
Survivors include: daughter, Dawn Marie Weidman of
Glasgow; brother, Joseph Garcia of Glasgow; many nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth L. Dewar
Elizabeth L. Dewar, age 85, passed away on Tuesday,
March 29th, from natural causes at the Northern Montana Hospital
in Havre. Services will be Sunday, April 5th, at the Bell Chapel
in Glasgow at 3p.m. with Reverand Emory Robotham officiating. The
burial will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary
in Glasgow is in charge of arrangments.
Elizabeth L. Dewar was born January 8, 1918 in Hinsdale,
the daughter of Mary Sweitzer. She lived in Glasgow and graduated
from Glasgow High School in 1936. She went to Business College
in Great Falls and worked at 1st National Bank in Glasgow. She
married Donald Dewar in Havre. She worked for Nault Plumbing Co.
in Havre and resided in Havre until her death. Her husband died
in 1998. Elizabeth was a member of Soroptomists, enjoyed fishing,
bowling, crafts, crocheting, and playing cards, especially bridge.
Survivors include: sister, Drois M. Fairclough of
Missoula; nieces and nephews, Myrna and George Fairclough of Glasgow,
Trent and Karen Fairclough, Craig and Deb Fairclough and Brad Fairclough.
Marleen Kellogg, age 86, passed away on Sunday, March
30th, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services
will be Thursday, April 3rd, at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church
in Glasgow with Reverand Martin Mock officiating. The burial will
be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow
is in charge of arrangements.
Marleen Kellogg was born on April 2, 1916 in Wakonda,
South Dakota to Arthur Gray and Alice (Christopherson) Gray. She
attended schools in Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High School.
Marleen married LeRoy Kellogg on June 21, 1947 in Spokane, Washington
and she lived in Glasgow her entire life. She was very active with
her family and church and especially loved to play bridge. Marleen
was a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors inlcude: daughter, Sharon (Kelly) Archambeault
and her husband "Buck" Archambeault of Glasgow; grandchildren,
Michael Archambeault of Phoenix, AZ and Nicole Archambeault of
Billings; sister, Vonnie Wood of Sharon, Pennsylvanie; 5 nephews
and their families.
Pallbearers are Dick Markle, Jack Markle, Glen Wallem,
Mark Hall, Kyke Mersen and Jim Olk.
NAME: Ruth Forsythe
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Thursday - March 27, 2003
CAUSE OF DEATH: natural
PLACE OF DEATH: at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT
SERVICE: Monday - March 31, 2003 at the First Lutheran Church at 10:00 A.M.
OFFICIATING: Rev. Martin Mock
BURIAL: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana
BORN: May 16, 1913 in Glasgow, Montana
PARENTS: C.O and Tekla (Engstrom) Johnson
Ruth Forsythe, a lifelong Valley County resident, passed away at the
Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital on March 27, 2003, at the age of 89. She
was born May 16, 1913, to Swedish immigrants C.O. and Tekla (Engstrom)
Johnson. Raised on the south bench, she attended the Deitchman Rural
School. When it closed she boarded in Glasgow to attend school. Her father
came with a team of horses to taker her for weekends. Ruth graduated from
Glasgow High School in 1931 and worked at Sternhagen Insurance Agency for
several years. On December 30, 1933 she married William Forsythe in
Ruth was a lifetime member of the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow
where she participated in various activities. Her favorites were the
Wednesday afternoon quilting group and the Lydia Circle. One of the things
she will be remembered for is her beautiful embroidery and crochet work.
Survivors include her daughter Carol Cotton of Glasgow, son John (Sue)
Forsythe of Forsyth, Montana, and a sister Audrey Parke of Glasgow. She is
also survived by granddaughter Marsha (Michael) Hall of Billings, a grandson
John (Sherri) Forsythe of Algona, Iowa, and great-granddaughter Emily
Forsythe of Belgrade. Preceding her in death were her husband William in
1997, a son Gary Forsythe in 1970, and a grandson Edward Forsythe in 2001.
Ralph James Kress
Ralph James Kress, age 63, passed away on Friday,
March 21, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow after
a courageous battle with Leukemia. He spent 8 long months getting
extensive chemotherapy treatments to beat it. For 10 years he fought
one cancer after another. Services will be Thursday, April 3, at
10 a.m. at the St. Raphael's Church in Glasgow with Rev. Thad Kozikowski
officiating. The burial will be a the Private Family Cemetery in
Nashua. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph was born August 11, 1939 in Bilings to Ralph
and Dorothy Kress. He was raised by his Grandma Hatten, Great Grandma
Obert and his Uncle Kris Obert. He was raised around Joliet, MT.
With Ralph's first marriage he had 3 children. Larry
Kays of Billings, Jean and her husband Michael Crow of Columbia
Falls, MT and LeAnn with her husband Jeff Beckett of Missoula.
Ralph met Eleanor Vaughan and they married in Laurel,
MT on July 2, 1966. After 3 years of marriage they started a family
and had 4 children; Dorothy Kress of Boulder, CO, Theresa and her
husband Rod Vogel of Bozeman, Ralph Kress Jr. of Nashua, Jennifer
and her husband Jesse Nickels of Nashua.
He leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter;
Jessica, Chad, Rebecca, Melissa, Levi, Jacob, Joey, Cara, Elise,
Lane, Cordelia, Jace and Katelan.
Ralph enjoyed his family, his biggest enjoyment in
life was horses and farming and ranching. His greatest loves were
his grandkids. From playing at the table, to bouncing in an old
pickup across the prarie with his grandkids at his side. He will
be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Pallbearers include: Charlie Bisbee, Wes Bisbee,
Paul Monson, Bert Twitchel, Milton Smisek, John Rorvik.
Survivors include: wife of 37 years, Eleanor Kress
of Nashua; brother, Tom Kress and his wife Barb of Laurel; children,
Dorothy Kress of Boulder, CO, Theresa and husband Rod Vogel of
Bozeman, Ralph Kress Jr. of Nashua, Jennifer and husband Jesse
Nickels of Nashua; 3 with 1st marriage; Larry Kays, Jean Crow and
LeeAnn Beckett as above; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Don Henry Traver
Don Henry Traver, age 66, passed away March 22 at
the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow from congestive
heart failure. Bell Mortuary is in charge of cremation and at Don's
request, no services are being held.
Don was born January 30, 1936, to Earl and Alpha
(Sevier) Traver, at his grandmother Della Sevier's home in Nashua.
He grew up in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School in 1954.
He married Emma "Toots" Bondy in July of
1954 in Glasgow. Two daughters and one son were born to this marriage.
They were divorced in March of 1959 and he moved to San Marcos,
CA in 1960. He married Doris Gibson Greenleaf in 1966 in Las Vegas,
NV. They made their home in Escondido, CA for many years. Doris
passed away in March of 1983.
In August of 2000, Don moved back to Glasgow, making
his home at Nemont Manor. Don and Doris enjoyed traveling and rodeo.
Don loved sports of all kinds, particularly football. The San Diego
Chargers were their favorite team for many years.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; his
parents; one brother, Charles; and nephews, Randy and Marty DeTienne.
Survivors include: two daughters, Nancy Kallem of
Rock Springs, WY and Anita Mayes of Basin, WY; two step-sons, Bob
and John Greenleaf; two granddaughters, Shiloh Mayes and Ellen
Mayes Todosichuk; one step-granddaughter, Julie Greenleaf Fennell;
sisters, Tess Watterud of Fresno, CA, Judy Cole and Beryl DeTienne
of Glasgow; brothers, Spud Traver of Colorado Springs, CO and George
Traver of Las Vegas, NV; his aunt, Freeda Knaff of Glasgow; his
friend and cousin, Dick Wessler of Nashua and numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Jeanne Courtney Wombold
Jeanne Courtney Wombold, 36, of Black Hawk died Thursday,
March 13, in Denver of a recent and sudden illness. Survivors include:
her husband , Randall Wombold; daughters, Whitney (10), Kathleen
(8) and Reagan (2) all of Black Hawk; her father, Jim Courtney
of Alzada, MT; two sisters, Lezlie Moors of Vivian and Colleen
Yates of British Columbia; one brother, Tom Courtney of Alzada;
many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in
death by her mother, Hazel in 2001.
A closed casket visitation will be from noon to 6pm
on Monday, March 17 at Kirk Funeral Home (1051 E. Minnesota Street)
in Rapid City, SD. Services will be at 10am on Tuesday, March 18,
at Zion Lutheran Church (4550 S. Highway 16) in Rapid City with
Pastor Duane Duley officiating. A luncheon will follow, with burial
at Pine Slope Cemetery in Bell Fourche at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers
at memorial has been established.
Leo E. Bretzke
NAME: Leo E. Bretzke
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday - March 8, 2003
CAUSE OF DEATH: Natural causes
PLACE OF DEATH: Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT
SERVICE: Thursday - March 13, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Raphael's
Catholic Church in Glasgow, MT
BURIAL: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
OFFICIATING: Rev. Michael Schneider
BELL MORTUARY in Glasgow in charge of arrangements
BORN: December 12, 1928 in Glasgow, Montana
PARENTS: William "Bill" Bretzke and Anna (Altmeyer) Bretzke
He was raised west of Glasgow, one of 12 children. He was
stationed in Hawaii in the US Air Force. Leo married Rose Moseley in 1955 in
Las Vegas, Nevada. She passed away 1979. Leo married Bertha Kamrud on April
12, 1980 in
Glasgow. He enjoyed playing cards, cribbage and whist, gardening, his coffee
group with friends, and traveling to visit with family.
Wife: Bertha Bretzke of Glasgow, MT
Sisters: Anna Heikens of Kalispell, MT
Florence Walker of Glasgow, MT
PALLBEARERS: Doug Seiler, Bob Dungan, Larry Tade,
Jerry Tade, Jim Moseley