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Grill Ignites Home (Posted Thursday, May 29, 2003 10:52 AM)

Pioneer Museum Open House Set For June 11 (Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2003 04:29 PM)

Juveniles Cited In Campground Thefts (Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2003 10:24 AM)

Youth Suspected Of Area Vandalism (Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2003 07:21 AM)

Home Run Pond’s Grand Opening Is Saturday (Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2003 07:12 AM)

Three Cited In St. Marie Fight (Posted Friday, May 23, 2003 11:21 AM)

Glasgow Attorney Seeks District Court Nomination (Posted Thursday, May 22, 2003 08:08 AM)

Three Arrested In Nashua Theft (Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 06:53 PM)

Chamber Hits The Streets Tonight (Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 08:56 AM)

Nearly 2000 Pounds Raised In Food Drive (Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 08:08 AM)

Law Enforcement Cracks Down On Underage Drinking (Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 07:55 AM)

Tucker Update (Posted Sunday, May 18, 2003 08:27 AM)

Kiwanis Update (Posted Sunday, May 18, 2003 08:09 AM)

Early Registration For Theatre Closes May 20 (Posted Sunday, May 18, 2003 07:58 AM)

Airplane To Be Used To Cut Down On Teen Drinking (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

Missouri River legal action continues (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

School Board Makes Administrative Changes (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

Council Filing Deadline June 26th (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

Glasgow Man Makes Court Appearance On Bank Fraud Charges (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

Rehberg Proposes Preserving Air Service Subsidy (Posted Friday, May 9, 2003 10:36 AM)

CRP Signup – May 5-30, 2003 (Posted Friday, May 9, 2003 07:14 AM)

Dees Family Benefit Auction Is This Saturday (Posted Friday, May 9, 2003 07:00 AM)

Glasgow-Area Bowhunter Education Class Offered (Posted Thursday, May 8, 2003 07:17 AM)

Town & Country School Board Election Results (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 08:58 PM)

Senior Center To Celebrate On May 21 (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 09:17 PM)

Volunteers help FWP take 88 million walleye eggs (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 09:09 PM)

Travelers Urged To Slow Down On Mt 16 (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 09:06 PM)

Many Thefts During Smoker (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 08:57 PM)

School Board And Levy Election Is Tuesday (Posted Saturday, May 3, 2003 08:31 AM)

Dam Race Set For June 21 (Posted Saturday, May 3, 2003 08:28 AM)

May Obituaries


Grill Ignites Home (Posted Thursday, May 29, 2003 10:52 AM)

The Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire after 7:00pm last night on 5th Avenue South.
According to Fire Chief Ed Stein the fire started from a BBQ grill and ignited the siding on the home. The fire then spread into the rafters of the house and into the kitchen area. Stein told Kltz/Klan that the home received extensive smoke damage. No injuries were reported and the firefighters were on the scene for about two hours.

Pioneer Museum Open House Set For June 11 (Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2003 04:29 PM)

On June 11th, the Friends of the Pioneer Museum will be hosting an open house at the Museum in honor of all the senior citizens in Valley County. The open house will be from 10 am to 8 pm. Refreshments will be served in the library.

This is our opportunity to thank all of our senior citizens for having the foresight to preserve so much history of this area. That is what is housed in the Pioneer Museum. It is an unbelievable collection! Without the efforts that went into the museum at its beginning, much of this would have been lost.

While you are enjoying this special day for the seniors you will see many, many artifacts - new and old. Among the new exhibits you will see are the Lewis & Clark mural, William Standing art, the Nelson Buggy, an antique fire wagon display, a Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital exhibit, the Simonsen Peace Medal exhibit, the new Rawhiders display, as well as the Glasgow and Nashua school exhibits. Besides all of these new exhibits you will see there are still the old favorites - the Assiniboine Indian collection, the animal mounts, the rare books, the cowboy artifacts, railroad history, military display, etc.... It is, all told, a collection unlike any you will see.

While at the museum you may want to check to see what services are available to you. The archival library is a treasure trove of valuable information to anyone doing research. They have many family histories, books, newspapers, maps, record books, etc.... to aid you in your endeavors. During the open house members of the Archive Committee will be available to answer questions or to help you if they can.

So, please, come join us and have a relaxing time. We encourage all of you seniors to bring your family along. Tell them the stories that go along with so many of the things represented there. Besides, if you don’t tell the stories, who will? And that means those memories will be lost. You may meet an old friend there that you have not seen for awhile, stirring up even more memories. We look forward to seeing you there.

Juveniles Cited In Campground Thefts (Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2003 10:24 AM)

The Valley County Sheriff's Department has cited two juveniles for the theft of several coolers from two campsites over the Memorial Day Weekend in Fort Peck.

The juveniles, ages 16 & 17, were cited on Monday as the result of the incident that took place early Sunday morning. The juveniles allegedly stole coolers from campers that were camped at the West End Campground and Duck Creek Campground in Fort Peck.

They will appear in juvenile justice court next week on the misdemeanor charges.

Youth Suspected Of Area Vandalism (Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2003 07:21 AM)

The Glasgow Police Department continues its investigation into the vandalism of several vehicles and the theft of a pickup early Sunday morning in Glasgow.

According to the GPD, a 15 year old Native American male is in custody of the Fort Peck Tribal Police after being arrested Sunday morning.

GPD told Kltz/Klan news that they were alerted to the theft of a pickup from a residence on Heather Lane just after 7:00am Sunday morning. After investigating the police traveled to Frazer where they attempted to arrest the 15 year old but were thwarted in the attempt by the Tribal Police. They declined to turn him over to the GPD and instead will charge him with the theft in Tribal Court on the Fort Peck Reservation.

The pickup that was stolen was recovered in Frazer with damage including the stereo being taken from the vehicle. Later that day the GPD investigated several other incidents on Heather Lane in Glasgow including three other vehicles that were vandalized. The GPD told Kltz/Klan that these incidents are all related and they believe the suspect in custody is responsible for all the incidents on Heather Lane plus damage that occurred to a vehicle parked at the Cottonwood Inn.

The investigation is continuing and the GPD told Kltz/Klan that alcohol was involved in the incidents with the 15 year old male. The suspect is a resident of Glasgow.

Home Run Pond’s Grand Opening Is Saturday (POSTED WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2003 07:12 AM)

After more than three years on the drawing board, Glasgow’s Home Run Pond will finally come to life on Saturday, and opening day promises to be a grand slam for young anglers.

The pond on the periphery of Sullivan Park has been stocked with perch, crappie and rainbow trout, and fishing success is expected to be good, says Andrew McKean, information officer for Fish, Wildlife & Parks who is coordinating the angler-education program at the pond.

“ We’re aiming for high catch rates,” says McKean. “I’m expecting to see lots of kids catch their first fish on Saturday.”

McKean hopes the pond attracts northeast Montana’s youth anglers all summer, either as a place where parents can take their children fishing or where kids can learn the basics of angling by attending weekly fishing clinics. The clinics will be held most Tuesday mornings through the summer.

Home Run Pond is regulated as an official Montana Children’s Fishing Water, open to anglers age 14 and younger. McKean says the pond is intended as an outdoor classroom, where beginning anglers can learn to tie fishing knots and bait hooks, identify various species of fish, learn angling ethics, and how to care for their catch.

Saturday’s grand opening begins at 11 a.m. with a welcome from Stan Ozark, radio anchor for Glasgow’s KLTZ-AM, and brief remarks from community leaders. Lunch will be provided and fishing will begin at about 11:45. Children and their parents are welcome to continue fishing through sunset, when the park closes, but supervised fishing will end at 3 p.m.

“ Kids can bring their own fishing gear, but we’ll have plenty of rods and reels, hooks and bobbers and bait, basically all the gear kids need to fish,” says Jim Satterfield, FWP’s regional supervisor in Glasgow.

“ Saturday’s opener is defined as an educational event, so fishing and conservation licenses are not needed. However, that exemption extends only through 3 p.m. If you plan to fish later in the afternoon, anglers between age 12 and 14 will need a Conservation License; kids aged 1 to 11 don’t need any licenses.”

Licenses won’t be required at the weekly clinics, either. Graduates of the clinics who are age 12 to 14 will receive a coupon that can be exchanged for a $4 Conservation License at Glasgow-area license agents.

The angler education program will extend to some evenings through the summer. McKean is hoping to have FWP staff or volunteers stationed at the pond on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to sunset, coinciding with the adult co-ed softball league play at Sullivan Park, so kids can check out fishing gear and fish under supervision while parents are playing ball.

He’s seeking volunteers to help with the youth fishing program.

“ I see a great need in the community for more positive outdoors experiences,” says McKean. “The angler education program is a great way to introduce kids to fishing in a structured, safe environment, but it’s hard to do with just FWP staff. I’m looking for volunteers in the community who would like to help teach kids, whether as a certified instructor or as a park host who could check out fishing rods and tackle for kids on a regular basis.”

Call McKean at 228-3723 if you’re interested in helping, or would like more information on the educational activities at Home Run Pond.

The pond itself has been in the planning stages for a number of years. It finally took shape when ground was broken last fall, and was filled through the winter and spring.

“ I’m thrilled with the collaboration between all the entities that were involved, including the volunteers,” says Jill Hamilton, executive director of the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce, which coordinated much of the work. “It feels good to see a project such as this one come to completion. It’s going to be a great asset for the community.”

Completion of the one-acre pond was achieved through cooperative work from a number of groups, including the City of Glasgow, the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, Two Rivers Growth, Community Tourism Assessment Program, Valley County, FWP, Walleyes Unlimited and donations from a number of contractors.

Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Home Run Pond?

In Sullivan Park, on the east side of Glasgow. Take the Fort Peck Highway east out of town; the pond is on the right (south) side just before you reach the stockyards.

Who can fish at Home Run Pond? What licenses are needed?

The pond is open to all youth aged 14 and under. Resident anglers aged 1-11 don’t require any licenses, but must observe all limits and regulations. Non-resident anglers aged 1-11 don’t require any licenses, but if they keep fish, they must be assigned to either an exempt or licensed angler, who must include them as a single limit. Resident anglers aged 12-14 require a $4 Conservation License, but not a fishing license. Non-resident anglers aged 12-14 don’t require any license, but if they want to keep fish, they must purchase a Conservation License and a Nonresident Fishing License.

What species are stocked in the pond?

Currently, the pond is stocked with yellow perch, crappie and rainbow trout, some of which are quite large. Trout may be planted periodically just before large events, but mainly the pond will hold warmwater species, stocked as needed. The goal of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is to stock the pond with enough fish that beginning anglers enjoy high catch rates.
What hours or days is the pond open?

It’s open 7 days a week, from sunup to sundown except for Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, when fishing clinics are scheduled. It may also be closed periodically when youth groups reserve the facility. Otherwise, no reservations or other arrangements are needed to fish.


Can I swim in the pond?

No. The pond is designed as a fishing facility. No swimming, boating, wading or winter ice skating will be allowed. Home Run Pond is owned and maintained by the City of Glasgow, which regulates the non-fishing use of the park. The park closes at sunset.

Will supervision be available for my child, or should I accompany her?

There will be no supervision most of the time, so the answer depends on the age of the child and parents’ judgment. Just as at Fort Peck Lake or Kiwanis Park, parents should probably accompany younger children; older children may not need such close supervision. Adults will be present during scheduled angler clinics on Tuesday mornings, and many Wednesday evenings. Safety gear, donated by the Montana Game Warden Association, is on hand around the perimeter of the pond. Swimming and wading are strictly prohibited at Home Run Pond. The banks of the pond are steep, the water is deep, and if parents have safety concerns, they should accompany their children.

Can the pond be reserved for youth groups such as Boy Scouts and 4-H clubs?

Yes. As long as all participants are aged 14 or under, the pond is available for group use, and with enough advance notice, the pond can be reserved. Call Fish, Wildlife & Parks at 228-3700 for more information.

I’ve heard about fishing clinics. How can I sign my child up? What’s the point of the classes?

The clinics will be held every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon through the summer. Class size is limited to 25 students, and classes will alternate between younger anglers (ages 7 through 10) and older anglers (ages 11 through 14). The first class, for the younger group, begins Saturday, June 3; first class for the older group is June 10. You can sign up for the classes by either calling FWP at 228-3700 or by signing up at this Saturday’s grand opening celebration.
The point of the classes is to teach youngsters how to successfully catch fish and to give them an overview of ethics and personal responsibility that should guide angling. The classes will be broad enough to cover the basics and spark what will hopefully be a lifetime interest in fishing.
Graduates of the clinics who are between age 12 and 14 (the group who need a Conservation License to legally fish in Montana) will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at local license agents for a Conservation License. The scholarship program is funded by the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce.Q

Will there be other opportunities for organized fishing at the pond?

Yes. On most Wednesday evenings through the summer, either FWP staff or volunteer instructors will be at the pond to loan kids rods, tackle and bait and to help them fish. These evening sessions coincide with the adult co-ed softball league play at Sullivan Park.

I understand the maximum age to fish at Home Run Pond is 14. Is there a minimum age?

That’s up to parents. While it’s great to get kids hooked on fishing at an early age, young children can be a lot of work. The minimum age for the weekly fishing clinics is 7 years old.

I don’t have any fishing gear. How can I borrow a rod and reel to fish at Home Run Pond?

Either by fishing when a volunteer instructor is present, or by visiting one of the several fishing tackle loaner sites around town. They are located at the Glasgow City-County Library, the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Glasgow Recreation Department, the Cottonwood Inn and Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Good-quality rods and reels are available along with basic tackle. Use it, enjoy it and bring it back when you’re finished so another youngster can use it.

How can I help teach kids how to fish?

By calling Andrew McKean, FWP angler education coordinator, at 228-3723. McKean is seeking adults who have an interest in helping with the weekly clinics and providing area youth with a positive fishing experience. If enough volunteers show interest, supervised fishing sessions at Home Run Pond could be scheduled more regularly. You can also help kids by simply lending a hand when you’re at the pond. While adults are prohibited from actively fishing, they’re encouraged to help youngsters tie on lures, bait hooks and cast.

Three Cited In St. Marie Fight (Posted Friday, May 23, 2003 11:21 AM)

Three individuals have been cited with misdemeanors as the result of an incident that took place in the early morning hours of May 22nd.

According to the Valley County Sheriff's Department, Robert Hawkins of Glasgow and Jamie Aliperto and Darin Aliperto of St. Marie were all given misdemeanor citations when deputies were called to St.Marie early Thursday morning.

Hawkins was cited for Partner or Family Member Assault for causing bodily injury pain to Jamie Aliperto. Darin Aliperto was charged with unlawful restraint for illegally restraining Jamie Aliperto.

Jamie Aliperto was charged with Partner or Family Member Assault for hitting Robert Hawkins causing physical injury and pain.

Hawkins is a brother to Jamie Aliperto and Darin Aliperto is married to Jamie Aliperto.

All three have pleaded guilty to the charges in Justice Court. Alcohol was involved in the incident.

Glasgow Attorney Seeks District Court Nomination (Posted Thursday, May 22, 2003 08:08 AM)

James Rector, a Glasgow attorney, has announced he is seeking the nomination to the District Court of the Twelfth Judicial District.

This is the seat recently vacated by John Warner of Havre, who was recently sworn in as the newest member of the Montana Supreme Court.

Rector is a Hi-Line native, born in Havre and raised in Harlem. He has practiced law in Glasgow for the past 24 years. Rector is a 1979 graduate of the University of Montana Law School and received a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Montana College in Billings. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and has previously served on the Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission, and is a past Director of the Montana Chamber of Commerce.

Rector and his wife Pamela reside in Glasgow. He has two adult children.

Three Arrested In Nashua Theft (Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 06:53 PM)

Three individuals from Frazer have been arrested and charged as the result of a burglary that took place early Tuesday morning in Nashua.

The Valley County Sheriff's Department responded at 2:30am Tuesday morning to a report of a burglary taking place at the B&B Foods in Nashua. The officers caught the three individuals in the act stealing liquor from the
grocery store.

Two of the individuals are adults and have been charged with felonly burglary. They are 19 year old Kirby Follet and 18 year old Loren Big Leggens. A 17 year old juvenile was also arrested and is awaiting action in youth court.

The Valley County Sheriffs' Department also reported that the individuals used a stolen van in the burglary attempt.
Follet and Big Leggens will make an appearance in Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Chamber Hits The Streets Tonight (Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 08:56 AM)

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will be hitting the streets of Glasgow tonight going door to door to raise money to pay for the July 4th fireworks.

The bootdrive that was held in Glasgow on April 25th raised $4225. $5000 is needed to pay for just the fireworks that have been ordered. Although the door to door fundraising is new to Glasgow, it is common in many other Montana communities. Any extra money that is raised tonight will be set aside to save for next year's fireworks.

The Chamber wishes to thank the Glasgow City Firemen and the Valley County Long Run Fire Department for chauffeuring the Chamber directors around Glasgow in the fire trucks.

The Independence Day Celebration on July 4th will be held at the Valley County Fairgrounds. Events include a barbecue, a classic car and bake show, portable basketball hoops for the kids and lots of special music. The fireworks will be at dark and there is no charge for entrance to the July 4th activities.

Nearly 2000 Pounds Raised In Food Drive (Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 08:08 AM)

The Postal Service would like to say thank you to all that donated for the food drive. 1941pounds were collected last weekend, 327 pounds less than 2002. Hinsdale collected 36 pounds and Fort Peck collected 44 pounds There were no reports from Nashua, St. Marie or Opheim who also participated. All food from the drive stays in Valley County.

Law Enforcement Cracks Down On Underage Drinking (Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 07:55 AM)

Valley County Law Enforcement cracked down on underage drinking this past weekend and cited 13 minors with illegal possession of alcohol.

Valley County Sheriff Glenn Meier put out extra patrols over the weekend including using an airplane to spot parties where underage drinking might be occurring. He said the extra patrols and the airplane seemed to discourage minors from partying in the rural areas of the county. The Glasgow Police Department also had extra officers on duty and broke up two parties in the city and wrote six citations for underage drinking with several more citations pending.

Sheriff Glenn Meier said the extra patrols will continue through this weekend and the airplane will again be flying. Meier said he expects this weekend to be even busier with Glasgow's graduation taking place on Sunday.

Tucker Update (Posted Sunday, May 18, 2003 08:15 AM)

Here is a letter from the Dees family:
Many times we've seen letter published saying things like "words cannot express” or “heartfelt thanks”, and now we have a firsthand understanding of the depth of these expressions. Since our journey to Salt Lake City began on April 14th, we have experienced such overwhelming support from you, our community, that we don’t know how to begin to say thank you.

As we write this, we are awaiting results from a chest/cardiac MRI to investigate a suspicious spot near Tucker’s heart. We anticipate chemotherapy, radiation and possible further surgery to address a third tumor in Tucker’s head. We know that the road ahead may not be an easy one, but we also know we are not on that road alone. We have already witnessed miracles in Tucker’s healing, and we’re confident and have faith that there are more to come.

Please know how grateful we are to all of you for upholding us in your prayers and for the cards, phone calls and care packages that brighten our days and help us feel connected to home. We can’t begin to say how thankful we are for all of the fund raising and financial support on our behalf. It’s very humbling to be so cared for, and it’s one huge worry we don’t have to bear alone.

We also appreciate the support everyone has shown Karli and Noel and the countless ways that the details at home have been taken care of for us.

We have moved into the Ronald McDonald extended care apartments and have a new address and phone number.

Tucker Dees
Ronald McDonald House
130 South 800 East, Apt. #208
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone # 801-530-0358

Tucker has a lot of life and fight in him and it is our hope and prayer to bring home a healthy boy. Please keep us in your prayers. We miss you all.

God Bless You,
Rod, Deb & Tucker Dees

Kiwanis Update (Posted Sunday, May 18, 2003 08:09 AM)

Glasgow Kiwanis Treasurer Greg Pehlke (right) presented a check in the amount of $2,669.50 to Pastor Lonnie Eidson, representing the Glasgow Ministerial Association, The money represents the final amount that was donated to the Salvation Army Bill Ringing project last Christmas season. Both organizations would like to thank the Key Club and other volunteers for their generous donation of time to man the collection points, and to area residents for the contributions to help with local ministerial financial needs. Susan Baadsgaard (left), Prairie Ridge Director, and Janet Perkins Markle, Marketing Director, were guests a noon Kiwanis luncheon and presented a program outlining the goals and directions of the new assisted living facility to open soon in Glasgow. For more information on Prairie Ridge Village, call 228-3608. For Kiwanis membership information, call Lila at 228-4346 or Bill at 228-9225.
Senator Sam Kitzenberg, a Kiwanis member, was a recent guest speaker at a noon Kiwanis luncheon meeting to give members and guests a report on the last legislation session. Presenting new members at a recent noon luncheon meeting,Glasgow Kiwanis President Delvin Hackwith (left) welcomes Jean DePuydt of Independence Bank, Andrew McKean of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and Cindy Taylor, Educator. Glasgow Kiwanis is a community service organization dedicated to serving the children of the world. For membership information call Lila at 228-4346 or Bill at 228-9225.

Early Registration For Theatre Closes May 20 (Posted Sunday, May 18, 2003 07:58 AM)

Early registration brings substantial savings for youth attending the Fort Peck Summer Theatre Performing Arts Camp, reports Camp Director Mary Fahlgren of Glasgow. Early registration closes May 20.

Families registering by that day will pay $130 for the first child, saving $45, and $75 for each additional child, saving $40. After that day, registration is $175 for the first child and $115 for each additional child. Youth in grades three through 12 are welcome to attend.

Camp runs June 16 to 19 and June 24 to 27, with a performance at the Fort Peck Theatre the afternoon of Saturday, June 28. The curriculum will focus on music, make up, costuming, movement, dance and technical aspects of theatre.

In its sixth year, the camp will be held in Fort Peck and taught by the Theatre’s professional cast. The Valley County Transit bus will be available for daily transportation of campers to Fort Peck for an additional $20.

" This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to come together to meet others who are interested in the theatre," Fahlgren said. "It also helps young people discover their own natural talents and creativity under the guidance of trained theatre professionals."

Applications are available at area schools, the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, and the Valley County Extension Office. Some scholarships are available upon application. For more information, contact Fahlgren at 228-8922 or Patt Etchart at 228-4818.

Airplane To Be Used To Cut Down On Teen Drinking (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

The Valley County Sheriff's Department will be using a unique way of cutting down on underage drinking this summer.

Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier said that officers will be using an airplane to cover the county looking for parties that might involve teenage drinking.

The flights will start this weekend and Meier expects it to be busy with graduation taking place in many communities.

Meier said that the public is demanding better enforcement of underage drinking and this is one step the sheriff's department is taking to reduce that partying. Meier also said that tickets will be given to all underage drinkers caught at parties.

The airplane will be used in conjunction with extra patrols over the next couple of weeks to track parties in the rural areas of Valley County.

Missouri River legal action continues (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

(AP) -- More legal wrangling over the Missouri River. Five companies that offer or use barge service are the latest to sue.

They want to force the Army Corps of Engineers to keep enough water flowing in the river's shipping channel, from Sioux City, Iowa to Saint Louis.

The companies' lawsuit -- filed last month in Nebraska -- names North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana as defendants along with the Army Corps of Engineers, the Fish and Wildlife Service and Interior Secretary Gale Norton.

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the companies apparently are suing on behalf of the barge industry. He says the Dakotas and Montana are coordinating their response.

The latest lawsuit is one of nine currently pending over the operation of the river. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

School Board Makes Administrative Changes (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

The Glasgow School Board has made two administrative changes in the school district. Marge Markle who had been the middle school Principal has been moved to the high school where she will become the 7-12 principal. Carl Somers who had been the high school Principal is moving to the Irle and middle schools and becomes the K-6 Principal.

Gary Stidman who had been the Irle school Principal is retiring at the end of this school year. The school board earlier this year decided to move the 7th and 8th grades to the high school building to save costs and this allowed the school district to eliminate the need for one administrative position.

The school board also has reached a tentative agreement with the Glasgow Education

Association on a new labor agreement. No details were announced but the agreement will be for one year instead of the traditional two year contract. The agreement must be ratified by the school board and the Glasgow teachers.

Glasgow's graduation is set for May 25th and this year's graduation speaker will be 1987 graduate Robert Martin.

Council Filing Deadline June 26th (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

The filing deadline for those interested in serving on the Glasgow City Council is June 26th. The General election is set for November 4th and if needed a primary election would be held on September 9th.

There are three positions available on the Glasgow City Council. The three incumbents whose terms expire at the end of the year include Dan Carney in Ward #1, Dan Durell in Ward #2, and Myron Malnaa in Ward #3.

Carney and Durell have both filed for re-election and Robert Reinhardt has filed in Ward #3.

Glasgow Man Makes Court Appearance On Bank Fraud Charges (Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2003)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that on May 13th, Del Weech of Glasgow appeared for arraignment in Federal Court in Great Falls on charges of Bank Fraud.

The FBI stated that on March 13th, a Federal Grand Jury in Billings returned an indictment which charged Weech with Bank Fraud. The indictment charges that during the time period September 2001 to November 2001, Weech defrauded Independence Bank, Glasgow of $23,891.00. Weech systematically deposited non-sufficient checks into the account of Scottish Small Engine Repair and then wrote Independence Bank checks against these inflated account balances to convert the fraudulently obtained bank funds to his own use and benefit.

The investigation of Weech was conducted by the FBI and the Valley County Sheriff's Office.

Rehberg Proposes Preserving Air Service Subsidy (Posted Friday, May 9, 2003 10:36 AM)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The most remote airports would not lose any federal funds under a plan proposed by Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., to preserve some of the subsidy aimed at ensuring air service to rural areas.

“ It's an essential service,” Rehberg said. “If we didn't have the federal government's help we would not have air service in eastern Montana.”

Rehberg has drafted legislation with other lawmakers that creates a hybrid of the current Essential Air Service program and President Bush's proposal to require cities served by subsidized flights to pay part of their cost.

If passed, the bill would fund the program at $125 million per year. It also would dictate that cities that are more than 180 miles from a medium or large hub airport, or more than 75 miles from a small hub, would not have to share the subsidy cost.

All eight Montana cities that participate in the program fall into those categories, meaning the state would see no change in cost or service.

The share of the subsidy that other cities would have to pay would rise from 2.5 percent in 2005 to 10 percent in 2008.

Cities are eligible for the program if they were served by airlines in the 1970s, before the industry was deregulated; if they are more than 70 highway miles from the nearest medium or large hub airport; and if the total subsidy does not exceed $200 per passenger.

Rehberg said 186 airports receive Essential Air Service subsidies.

The bill will go before the House Transportation Committee, of which Rehberg is a member.

Copyright (c) 2003 The Associated Press

CRP Signup – May 5-30, 2003 (Posted Friday, May 9, 2003 07:14 AM)

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is holding a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup. General signup 26 will be held for a four-week period from May 5 to May 30th.

Valley County land can not be offered, as we have reached our 25% CRP cropland limitation. However, land physically located in Daniels, McCone, or Roosevelt Counties, but the farm records are administered at the Valley County FSA Office, may be offered into the program during the signup period. For further information contact the FSA Office.

Dees Family Benefit Auction Is This Saturday (Posted Friday, May 9, 2003 07:00 AM)

The Glasgow Elks is sponsoring a benefit auction for the family of Tucker Dees this Saturday.
Food will be served at 5pm, with the auction at 6pm, followed by music from several area bands.

You may drop off donations at the Fort Peck Hotel, the Elks club or 4th Street Espresson in Glasgow.

To have items picked up call 228-4600, Robin Johnson at 526-3266 or 526-3624.

Also, if you want more information on how to donate to the Dees family, please contact us at KLTZ/KLAN.

Glasgow-Area Bowhunter Education Class Offered (Posted Thursday, May 8, 2003 07:17 AM)
If you’re a first-time archery hunter, plan to attend a 4-day Bowhunter Education class scheduled for May 28-31 in Glasgow.

The class will be taught by certified volunteer instructors Earl Carson and assistant Dennis Wethern and includes three evenings of classroom instruction in Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ classroom and a field course on Saturday morning, May 31. The classroom sessions run from 6 to 9 p.m.; the Saturday course is scheduled for 8 to 11 a.m.

Pre-register for the class by stopping by Fish, Wildlife & Parks on Highway 2 west any time before May 23, or call FWP at 228-3700. Bowhunter Education certification is required of all first-time bowhunters, regardless of age.

Call Carson at 228-8963 or email fourcars@nemontel.net or call Wethern at 228-9002.

Town & Country School Board Election Results (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 08:58 PM)

(all results unofficial)

Glasgow (857 voters)
School Board- Top Two

Tom Schmidt 647

Mike Dailey 504

Rod Ost 217

Jennifer Chalmers 188

Karla Nix 57

Glasgow Levy Request
YES: 574
NO: 279

Hinsdale Levy Request
High School
YES: 88
NO: 13

YES: 84
NO: 15

School Board:
Sam Ohlson 80 votes *unopposed

Nashua School Board

2 year term:

Frank Vinton: 133 *unopposed

3 year term: Top Two

Richard Garsjo 91

Julie Sibley 113

Roger Trang 64

Frazer School board: One term available

Lou Smoker 23

Shannon Beston 9

Joe Howard 16

Theron Raining Bird 30

Opheim School Board- Top Two

Kelly Donovan 109 *unopposed

Janice Fauth 113 *unopposed

Opheim Levy Request:
YES: 102
NO: 28

Senior Center To Celebrate On May 21 (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 09:17 PM)

Valley County Senior Center is honoring all Senior Citizens in Valley County on Wednesday, May 21 at the Valley County Senior Center, 1 block south of the library, 328 Fourth Street South.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with games and social time, the salad bar luncheon with free will donations begins at 11:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.

The special program honoring couples who have celebrated 50 years this year or those turning 90 this year will be at 1:00 p.m. If you know someone in those categories, call 228 6258 and let Colleen Pankratz know in advance.

This year's theme is "What We Do, Makes A Difference" and the Guitar Guys are playing live music at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Volunteers help FWP take 88 million walleye eggs (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 09:09 PM)

The 2003 Fort Peck walleye spawning crew takes a rare break on the shore of
the reservoir. In the rear, from left, are: Roy Molstad, Jeff Remus, Cody
Dix, Gene Sipe, B.J. Erickson and Landon Johnson. In the front are Jeff
Brost and Mike Ruggles. The crew took about 88 million eggs during the
three-week operation. (FWP photo)
Jill Hamilton, left, and Diane Brandt hoist a pair of walleye during this
year's Fort Peck spawning operation. Both women are from Glasgow. (FWP

Thanks to more than 100 volunteers, Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries crews collected about 88 million walleye eggs over the past month in Fort Peck Lake’s Big Dry Arm.

That’s more than the 10-year average of about 74 million eggs, and the abundance will enable FWP to stock Fort Peck and other walleye fisheries around Montana with home-grown walleye instead of asking neighboring states for help. The egg-taking operation ended May 1.

“ It was a pretty typical year,” says Mike Ruggles, the fisheries biologist who manages Fort Peck’s fishery. “The peak was a little later than normal, but the weather was decent. We only had a few days of rough weather when the wind made things pretty tough.”

Because Fort Peck’s water level is far lower than normal, the egg-taking operation was conducted at a remote site near the McGuire Creek access in the Big Dry Arm. Normally the operation takes place at Nelson Creek, where crews work out of a shore-based facility. At McGuire Creek, the spawning was done on a pontoon barge, with smaller boats ferrying ripe walleye from traps and holding pens. The fertilized eggs were taken daily to the Miles City Fish Hatchery by FWP fisheries employee Roy Molstad.

Fisheries technicians Jeff Remus and B.J. Erickson salute the volunteers who work side by side with FWP crews to accomplish the spawning operation.

“ We couldn’t do the job without volunteers,” says Remus. “We had over 100 folks come out, and they donated a total of 526 hours. That’s a lot of time on the water, in conditions that aren’t always the best.”

Ruggles says the operation couldn’t collect as many of the needed male and female walleye without the corps of volunteers.

“ Without them we couldn’t check all the traps,” he says. “Instead of being able to run 5 boats, we’d have to run just 2 boats. Since walleye spawn over a limited time period FWP staff alone wouldn’t be able to collect half the fish and therefore fewer eggs would be taken.”

The eggs collected on Fort Peck are sent to the Miles City fish hatchery, where about half the eggs hatch. The small walleye are either returned to Fort Peck – as well as other walleye waters in the state – as fry or fingerlings. Ruggles hopes to stock some 30 million fry and another 2 million fingerling in Fort Peck this spring. Between 1.5 and 1.8 million of those fingerlings will be reared at the Miles City hatchery. Another 250,000 to 500,000 will be reared at ponds near Fort Peck Dam. Other walleye fisheries in the state take between 500,000 and 700,000 fingerlings.

Ruggles says the largest walleye the spawning crew trapped was an egg-laden hen that weighed just over 16 pounds. Females typically average about 6 pounds; males average about 2 pounds.

The annual spring spawning operation is critical to maintaining Fort Peck’s quality walleye fishery, but Ruggles notes that it’s also an opportunity to collect biological information about the lake’s other species. Crews record numbers, size and location of species as diverse as smallmouth buffalo and northern pike, freshwater drum and black crappie.

Among the more notable catches this spring was a 39-pound bigmouth buffalo, a 14-1/2-pound freshwater drum, a 27-pound northern pike, and a smallmouth buffalo that bore a tag from the 1970s. The fish was tagged as part of a program that monitored the commercial fishery in Fort Peck nearly 30 years ago.

Travelers Urged To Slow Down On Mt 16 (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 09:06 PM)

Officials from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) are asking motorists to slow down on MT 16 between Culbertson and Sidney.

The area, which is under reconstruction, has seen two inches of rain in recent days and now has pockets of water standing throughout, said Ron Arthur, project manager for MDT. The area, already signed as a 35 mph work zone, will have flaggers stationed there as conditions warrant.

"I've got a blade working 24 hours a day to get rid of the standing water, and it will stay out as long as necessary," Arthur stated, adding that the forecast is predicting more rain in the coming days.

"Due to the rain, motorists really need to slow down and pay attention to the conditions," said Arthur. "We appreciate everyone's cooperation as we deal with this situation."

For more information, please call Ron Arthur at (406) 939-2131. For the hearing impaired, the TTY number is (406) 444-7696 or 1-800-335-7592.

Many Thefts During Smoker (Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 08:57 PM)

The Glasgow Police Department is investigating several burglaries that took place Monday night in the parking lot of the Glasgow High School.

According to the department, at least five vehicles were burglarized with several hundred dollars worth of belongings being stolen.

It appears the thief or thieves looked for vehicles that weren't locked and took assorted items such as car stereos and compact discs. Two checkbooks were also stolen from vehicles Monday in the parking lot of the Glasgow High School.

The parking lot was full the annual Glasgow Reds Boxing Smoker was taking place in the gymnasium.

If you have any information about this crime you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-2226.

School Board And Levy Election Is Tuesday (Posted Saturday, May 3, 2003 08:31 AM)

Glasgow school district voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote for two candidates for the Glasgow school board and also to vote on a $40,00 mill levy.

The five candidates for the school board are Tom Schmidt, Mike Dailey, Karla Nix, Jennifer Chalmers and Rod Ost.

Glasgow superintendent of schools Glenn Monson told Kltz/Klan news that the $40,000 mill levy would increase taxes by just pennies. He calculated that a home valued at $100,000 would see their taxes increase by just 19 cents. If the mill levy does fail the board will have to consider eliminating an additional two teaching positions to balance the budget.

The school board has already cut $200,000 from the budget because of declining enrollment. In one cost-saving measure the school board voted to move the 7th and 8th grades to the Glasgow High School. This will eliminate the need for one administrative position and create two different administrative positions, a  7-12 principal and a K-6 principal.

Dam Race Set For June 21 (Posted Saturday, May 3, 2003 08:28 AM)

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture presents the 9th Annual Longest Dam Race on Saturday, June 21 on the Fort Peck Dam.

Events include a 10k, 5k, 5k walk, and a one mile run/walk. This years event also includes a triathlon which consists of: 10k run, a canoe route on Fort Peck Lake and a 27 mile criterium bike route.

The entry fee is $20 per person and $15 for kids 14 and under. There are age groups starting with eight and under all the way to 65 and over.

For more information contact the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at 406-228-2222.

Clara J. Schellinger

Clara J. (Schroeder) Schellinger, 97, died at Valley View Nursing Home in Billings, on May 15, where she was a loved and cherished resident the past 5 years. Cremation has taken place and a mass and burial service will follow at St. Rapael's Catholic Church in Glasgow on Monday, June 9, at 10a.m. Memorials may be sent to the charity of one's choice.

Clara was born to Andrew and Regina Schroeder on October 24, 1906, in Richmond, Minnesota. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1925 and went on to attend Normal College and Business College in St. Cloud, MN. She married Albert Schellinger in 1927 and after moving to Minot, ND, they settled in Glasgow in 1928. She lived in Glasgow until 1998, but illness made it necessary for her to move to Billings to be closer to her family. While in Glasgow, she was an active member of St. Raphael's Alter Society and St. Ann's Group. She enjoyed most of all the times her family came to visit and never had anything but kind words to say about anyone. Her presence will be terribly missed by those she left behind.

Preceding her in death were four sisters, three brothers, her husband, Al, a son, Robert, daugher-in-law Polly Schellinger, and a great-grandson, Brett.

Survivors include: her sons, Cliff Schellinger and his wife, Vernell of Eltopia, Washington, Dan Schellinger and his wife, Faithe of Columbia Falls; a daughter, Bunny Cerkovnik and her husband, Ed of Great Falls; a daugher-in-law, Bonnie Schellinger of Billings; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaugher.

Joseph Leland Yeoman

Joseph Leland Yeoman, 77, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, May 27 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services will be Monday, June 2 at 11a.m. at the Hinsdale Legion Hall with Reverend Dave Hodsdon officiating. The interment will be at the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Leland Yeoman was born on March 22 in Rensselaer, Indiana to Joseph Yeoman and Jenny Mearle (McColly) Yeoman. He moved to Hinsdale as a senior in high school in 1943 and lived his entire life in Hinsdale. He served in World War II in the US Navy on an LST Assault Ship. He also spent 2 years in the Forest Service and then ranched north of Hinsdale. Leland was a custodian for the Hinsdale School System for 29 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, fishing, woodworking and leather crafting. He was a member of the American Legion, Kyle Masonic Lodge #96, Shrine, and Scottish Rite. Leland usually wintered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Survivors include: brothers, Elzy and Greta Johnson of Modoc, Indiana, Willis Yeoman and Betty of New Castle, Indiana; 32 nieces and nephews including Joe Yeoman of Glasgow. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters and three brothers, including Robert Yeoman in 1972.

Patricia R. Wilson

Patricia R. Wilson, 69, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, May 20th at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. Services will be Saturday, May 24th at 4p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia was born on November 21, 1934 in Glasgow to Thomas R. and Amanda (Hopstad) Mullen. She graduated from Glasgow High School. She married Donald Wilson on June 6, 1954 at Glasgow. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona and then to Seattle, Washington, coming back to Glasgow in 1960. She worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant for 25 years, retiring in 1998 at Valley View Nursing Home. She enjoyed sewing and knitting, cooking, fishing and cards. She was a 4H Leader for 14 years. She like hanging out with family.

Survivors include: daughters, Joyce Wilson of Glasgow, Judy Todd (Patrick) of Billings, Ellen Lloyd (Duane) of Big Lake, Minnesota and Kristie (Mark) Brabeck of Glasgow; 2 brothers, Richard Mullen of Glasgow and Michael Mullen (Donna) of Burnsville, MN; 3 sisters, Karen Hanvold of Glasgow, Yvonne Cole of Glasgow and Susan Henderson of Glasgow; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.

Predeced in death by: infant duaghter, Husband Donald Wilson, sister Mary Ann Roberts.

Pallbearers include: All of her grandchildren, Amy Hotvedt, Heather Pearson, Amanda Todd, Darby Todd, Garrett Lloyd, Donald Brabeck and Skyllar Pearson.

Cecil Dykstra

Cecil Dykstra, 74, passed away from natural causes at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on Saturday, May 17th. Services will be Monday, May 19th at 11a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow with Reverend David Hodson officiating. Interment will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil Dykstra was born on October 1, 1928 in Glasgow to Cecil Dowa Dykstra and Reba Crouch Dykstra. He attended 12 years of school at the old Glasgow High School. He served in the 101st Airborne Army Paratroop Battalion, and played trombone in the US Army Band stationed in Fort Bennings, Georgia. Cecil married Marilyn Hughes in 1977 and they celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2002. He retired in 1988 after working for the Great Northern and Burlington Northern Railroads for 39 years as a Brakeman and Conductor. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gunsmith, and was on a Sky Diving Team stationed at the Glasgow Air Force Base. Cecil was a lifetime member of the N.R.A., a member of the Havre Masonic Lodge #55, and a member of the United Methodist Church in Glasgow.

Survivors include: wife, Marilyn Dykstra of Glasgow; sister, Vivian Knezevich of Portland, Oregon; sons, Wayne Dykstra of Billings and Greg Dykstra of Phoenix; daughters, Debbie Walston of Peeples Valley, Arizona and Connie St. John of Billings; 5 grandchildren, Tera Bos of Bozeman, Trevor and Scott St. John of Billings, Greg and Karissa Dykstra of Billings; 5 great grandchildren, Shannon, Brendan, Collin, Seth and Sheylah Box; 4 step children, Frank K. Butts of Red Oak, Texas, Suzette Kinzell of Glasgow, Marie Rundle of Madras, Oregon and Carol Butts of Missoula; 8 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Thelma and Helen; great grandsons, John Aaron Box and Carl Gregory Dykstra.

Hans P. Nelsen

Hans P. Nelsen, 86, a former John Deere Dealer in Poplar passed away on May 10 at the Valley View Nursing home in Glasgow. Hans was born July 24, 1916 in McCabe, MT to C.W. and Marie Nelsen. He attended and graduated from Froid Schools. On June 23, 1939 he married Harriet Nyquist. He worked for the Schnitzler Corp. of Froid until 1947 and then moved to Poplar. He then, along with family, opened the John Deere Dealership, Nelsen Implement and Tractor Co., until 1972 when he sold to Wolf Point Implement Co.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judith Ilene.

Survivors include: his wife, Harriet of Glasgow; daughter, Alice M. (Jeff) Keane of Glendale, AZ; sons, Gordon V. (Karen) Nelsen of Conrad, Robert A. (Kay) Nelsen of Poplar, Charles W. (Elizabeth) Nelsen of Dayton, Ohio; sister, Helen Johnson of Wolf Point; brothers, Clarence Nelsen of Poplar and Carl Nelsen of Wolf Point; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitations will be held from 1p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at the Clayton Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at the First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point with burial in the South Froid Cemetery with Pastor Lionel B. Simonson of Wolf Point and Pastor Marty Mock of Glasgow officiating. Lunch will be served at 12:30p.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Clayton Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Boxer

Leonard Boxer, 60, passed away at home in Poplar of cancer on May 6. Services will be Monday, May 12 at 10a.m. at Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar. The Rosary will be Sunday, May 11 at 7p.m. at Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Family Cemetery in Fort Kipp. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Boxer was born January 15, 1942 in Poplar to Tony Boxer Sr. and Mary Louise Gray Hawk. He attended school in Poplar. He married Annette White Eagle on July 14, 1961. Leonard entered the Marine Corp on May 9, 1966. He served in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with combat "V", two Purple Heart medals, Presidential Unit Commendation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 silver star, and Sharpshooter Rifle Badge. He served on the Tribal Board from 1974-75. He worked in the oil field for 34 years and retired from Nabors Drilling in 1998, as a Driller. Leonard enjoyed being with his family and working in his yard.

Survivors include: wife, Annette of Poplar; children, Liz Graham, Russell (Mildred) Boxer, Lisa (Doug) Engberg, Yvette (Joe) Chase; son-in-law, Stan Graham; grandchildren, Miles Boxer, Lenoard T. Boxer, Kristie Boxer, Jacob Graham and Russell Boxer Jr., Adam, Joseph, Leonard and Joren Chase; brothers, Lawrence Boxer, Babes Weinberger, Stephen Gray Hawk, Sr.; adopted brothers, Tony Boxer, Jr., Sherman Boxer, Benny Johnson; sister, Eunice Granbois; adopted sisters, Sharon Boxer, Corrine Brown, Artie Boxer.

Pallbearers include: Spike Big Horn, Thurman White Eagle, Adrian Perry, Art Brown, Jr., Tony Wise Spirit, Peter Dupree, Woody Johnson.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Ray Elder, Bernard Moran, Ernest Granbois, Benjamin Johnson, Jake Hanson, Don Reuter, Steve Gray Hawk, Sr., E.J. Red Door.

Preceded in death by: parents; a brother, Harvey Boxer; sister, Genareive Wise Spirit; and grandson, Robert Allen Graham.

Gusta Joanett Chapman

Gusta Joanett Chapman, 85, went to be with our Lord on May 5. She passed away from natural causes at the Benefis East Hospital in Great Falls. Services will be Friday, May 9, at 4p.m. at the Saco Lutheran Church with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. The interment will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Saco. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Gusta Joanett Chapman was born on July 20, 1917 in Bradley, South Dakota to John A. and Mabel (Larson) Kaasa. In 1929, she moved with her family to Phillips County. She has spent most of her time the past 3 years with her sister, Mary Jane Ketchum in Hinsdale.

On August 7, 1935 she married Harvey Berrisford, they later divorced. To this union three sons were born: Robert, John and Duane. On November 14, 1952 she married Elwood Chapman at the H.K. Brookie farm. Two daughters, Marjorie and Cindy, joined the family. Gusta loved spending time with her family, and visiting with friends, crocheting, reading, writing letters, traveling, and watching the birds. She was looking forward to the return of the "little yellow birds."

Survivors include: sons, Robert and Duane Berrisford; daughters, Marjorie Moran and Cindy Jones; brothers, Carl and Art Kaasa; sister, Mary Jane Ketchum; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Preceded in death: husband, Elwood; son, John Berrisford; parents and brothers; John, Merle and Osborne Kaasa; and sister, Alice Dancer.

Pallbearers include: Roger Brookie, Carlo Berrisford, Hugh Brookie, Jay Brookie, Ken Ketchum and Ryan Storksoon.

Honorary pallbearers include Gusties Grandchildren.

Harry Farrington

Harry was born July 3, 1922, in Glasgow, to Spencer and Anna (Bretzke) Farrington. Harry was raised and attended school in Glasgow, graduating with the class of 1941. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 through 1946, where he was awarded the
Purple Heart Medal of Honor. He then attended the University of Montana, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration in 1949. Continuing his education, he attended the University of Washington Pacific
Coast Banking School, and graduated in 1964. From 1949 to 1953, Harry worked for General Motors Acceptance Corp. He then
started working for Conrad National Bank (now First Interstate Bank) as a clerk installment loan officer. At his retirement in 1983, he had worked his way up to become senior vice president. Harry was very active in his community, serving with and for the school board
from 1960 to 1972; chairman from 1966 to 1972. He raised a $4 million bond levy for school facilities in 1966; was secretary-treasurer of the Kalispell Rotary Club and president from 1975 to 1976, the board of directors, and district governor of Montana from 1984 to 1985. He received the Great Chief honor in 1979, having assisted youth in the community through sportsmanship,
scouting, and education, including Pee Wee baseball for six years, three of which were served as president; Ducks Unlimited treasurer of the local chapter for six years and as chairman for the year of 1981; a member of the Kalispell Elks and Masonic Lodge; the DeMolay Advisory Committee, and as treasurer in 1982; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, president one year, as
treasurer for three years, and a deacon for three years; and a member of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce.
Harry was an avid hunter and golfer, he enjoyed traveling the state and attending various statewide and international Rotary events.
Harry was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn; daughter, Sue Anderson; brother, Spencer Farrington; and longtime friend, Ruth Sliter. He is survived by sons, Scott Farrington and wife, Mary, of Rowlett, Texas, and Dwight Farrington and wife, Brenda, of Carnation, Wash; two brothers, William "Bud" Farrington of Los Angeles, and Dale Farrington of Billings; one
sister, Della Blackwell of Los Angeles; four grandchildren, Theresa Durbin of Dallas, Anna Farrington of Rowlett, Texas, Ryan and Andrew Farrington of Carnation; brother-in-law, Robert O'Neil; and son-in-law, Brad Anderson. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry Stappler officiating. Burial will follow at C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Johnson Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 602 S. Main, Kalispell, MT 59901; Samaritan House, P.O. Box 592, Kalispell, MT 59903; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1002, Kalispell, MT 59903. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary and Crematory.


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