NORTHEAST MONTANA TOURISM BED TAX DOWN, BUT FORT PECK LAKE UP (4/27)
Montana's 1999 tourism "bed tax" collections were up 3% statewide with some tourism regions and communities reporting even greater growth, according to the latest report from the Montana Department of Revenue. In that report, statewide "bed tax" collections levels reached over $10 million.
Yellowstone Country and West Yellowstone reported the largest percentage growth for the year with 7% and 12% increases, respectively. Among the stateís official "bed tax" tourism organizations, four of the six tourism regions and six of the nine reporting communities saw collection increases.
In the regional reports, Yellowstone Country's 1999-percentage growth was followed by Glacier Country with a 3% increase in collections. Custer and Gold West were up 1%. Russell Country remained even, with Missouri River Country reporting an 8% decrease.
"We are pleased to see a continuous and steady growth in the majority of Montana's tourism regions, but we do understand some of the challenges Missouri River Country faces and we will continue to promote the region's tourism potential," says Travel Montana Director Matthew Cohn. Cohn notes, however, that two Missouri River Country attractions saw visitor increases in 1999. The Fort Union Trading Post increased by 6% and Fort Peck Lake by 14%.
Among the state's communities, Whitefish followed West Yellowstone's lead with a 5% collection increase. Helena, Kalispell and Missoula reported a 4% collection increase. Billings grew by 3%, Great Falls had a slight decrease of 1% and Bozeman and Butte reported 2% declines.
Cohn explains that while numbers in Bozeman, Butte and Great Falls have shown a slight decline, there may still be some unrecorded payments that have not been allocated throughout 1999. Travel Montana will continue to monitor the status of these collections.
Montana hosted 9.5 million nonresident visitors in 1999. These visitors spent $1.59 billion on retail, food, lodging, gas and other purchases during their stay in Montanaís communities.
Montana's 4% "bed tax" is assessed on the room price of all accommodations around the state, including campgrounds. The tax revenues are used primarily for the development and promotion of Montana's tourism industry and the stateís tourism infrastructure as well as the state's film and TV location efforts. The distribution formula for the tax revenues is as follows:
* Montana Heritage Commission (Virginia City) - $400,000/yr until 2001
* Department of Revenue - $270,000
* State Parks Operations/Maintenance - 6.5%
* University System (Tourism Research) - 2.5%
* Historical Society (Historic sites and Signage) - 1.0%
* Regions/CVBs 22.5%*
* Travel Montana - 67.5%
*Montana's tourism regions are: Glacier Country (northwest and west central Montana), Gold West Country (southwest Montana), Russell Country (north central and central Montana), Yellowstone Country (south central Montana), Missouri River Country (northeast Montana), and Custer Country (southeast Montana). Montanaís Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) are located in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, West Yellowstone and Whitefish.
CITY CLEANING UP OLD BUILDINGS (4/25)
The city of Glasgow is cleaning up some of the old buildings around town. On Tuesday, Fossum Ready Mix was called in to demolish the building between Sam's Supper Club and Northeast Communications.
(Cindy Markle press release) Get out your dancing shoes and get ready to sing.
Tryouts for the Fort Peck Summer Theatre production of Annie are scheduled May
13 at 1 p.m. at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow. Parts are available for people
of all ages, reports Mary Strand, who chairs the Summer Theatre committee.
Performers should come prepared to sing 12 to 16 bars of any song and present a memorized passage that is one to two minutes in length, she said. The choice of the memorized passage is up to the performer, well be interested seeing memorization skills.
Director Bobby Guttierez and Choreographer Brittany Hollow will conduct auditions for the parts of six orphan girls, the lead part of Annie, and 20 to 25 extras who will be adults, children and youth. Members of the professional staff will play other lead parts, Strand said.
Annie will be the first of three musicals presented at the Fort Peck Theatre this summer. This audition will fill parts in Annie. Auditions for Grease will be held during the first or second week in June, and auditions for Oklahoma! will be scheduled in late June, early July. Dates and times will be announced through the media.
Annie runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from June 16 to July 9 at the Theatre in Fort Peck. Curtain time is 8 p.m.
It is the story of Annie, a girl who lives in a New York City orphanage. She is picked to spend the Christmas holidays at the home of wealthy tycoon Oliver Daddy Warbucks who takes a liking to her and helps her search for her long-lost parents. Musical numbers such as Its a Hard-knock Life, Easy Street and Tomorrow highlight this beloved musical.
The Fort Peck Summer Theatre is presented by the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council, Inc. of Glasgow. For more information on auditions, contact the Council at 228-9219 or Council President Sharon DeWit of Opheim at 406-724-3437, or Summer Theatre Board chair Mary Strand in Havre at 406-265-1088.
(Cindy Markle press release) In fewer than 60 days, the curtain will rise on
the opening night performance of the 31st summer season at the Fort Peck Theatre
in Fort Peck. The cherished musicals Annie, Grease and Oklahoma! will fill the
historic stage with familiar music, graceful dance and touching stories.
These are three of Broadways most popular and challenging productions, explains Sharon DeWit of Opheim, president of the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council, Inc. which presents summer theatre. Our combination of local and professional performers makes an evening at the Theatre exciting for everyone.
The season kicks off June 16 with Annie, as the comic strip Little Orphan Annie comes to life. This is the story of a girl who lives in a New York City orphanage. She is chosen to spend the Christmas holidays at the home of wealthy tycoon Oliver Daddy Warbucks. He takes a liking to her, and joins in her search for her long-lost parents. Musical numbers such as Its a Hard-knock Life, Easy Street and Tomorrow highlight this beloved musical.
Lively and full of 1950s fun, the hit musical Grease takes to the stage July 14. An evening with Grease is like stepping back into high school during the final days of the Eisenhower administration. The music, costumes, hairdos and slang will make you want to dance, and send you home humming the tunes to some great rock and roll.
The show with the bright golden haze over it, Oklahoma!, completes the 2000 season. This is Rodgers and Hammersteins most enchanting musical, and it has been one of the most popular musical theatre productions of all time. This will be its fourth appearance on the Fort Peck Theatre stage. With the likes of music such as Oh What A Beautiful Morning and Surrey with the Fringe on the Top, this show has color, rhythm and harmony, plus!
Fort Peck veteran Bobby Gutierrez will lead the company as artistic director. He returns for a seventh summer to Northeast Montana. Several performers and technicians who have become familiar to Fort Peck audiences over the years will join him. Returning are: choreographer Brittiny Hollow; costume designer Elsie Packee; set designer Theresa Jenson; stage manager Aaron Torgerson; assistant stage manager Shawn Newton of Glasgow; and actors Carley Booth of Havre, Maggan Parker of Malta, Brian Harms, Ryan Grigg, and Mark Chenovick. The name of the seasons musical director will be announced shortly.
Auditions for Annie are scheduled May 13 at 1 p.m. at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow, located at 152 Aberdeen. Actors of all ages are welcome to try out. Dates for the auditions for Grease and Oklahoma! are planned later, and will be announced through the media.
All performances begin at 8 p.m., on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through Labor Day weekend. Each musical has a four-week run, Annie running from June 16 to July 9, Grease from July 14 to Aug. 6, and Oklahoma! presented from Aug. 11 through Sept. 3.
Season tickets are on sale through opening night, explains Summer Theatre Chairwoman Mary Strand of Havre. They represent a savings of $2 per admission, she said, adding that the three admissions are good at any performance. The price of an adult ticket is $24, for senior citizens it is $21, and for students, $15. The Fort Peck Fine Arts Council, Inc., a non-profit arts organization, received the 1999 Governors Awards for the Arts in Theatre, for 30 years of work in performance arts and education. In addition to the theatre season, this summer the Council will sponsor a one-week performing arts camp in Glasgow for youth in grade kindergarten through 12. The camp begins June 19 and concludes with a performance at the Fort Peck Theatre on June 24.
For more information on any of the Councils activities, contact the Council at 228-9219.
FIRE RECAP (4/25)
|The Glasgow Fire Department was called to a house fire early this afternoon at 625 4th Avenue north. It appeared the cause of the fire was an unattended candle that was on top of a TV in the basement of the home.|
|The televisions plastic case melted from the heat and a shelf above the TV was smoldering when firefighters arrived.|
|After firefighters extinguished the fire, smoke was pushed out of the basement by smoke ejection fans the fire department had placed near a door and basement window. No injuries were reported. (click on any of the above pictures for a larger view)|
JAPANESE WRITER SEES INTERNET AT WORK IN NORTHEAST MONTANA (4/24)
Yukio Aoki, foreign correspondent for the Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo, visited northeast Montana this week to find out how the internet is being used in rural America.
His tour included visiting the Glasgow offices of Nemont Communications Internet, as well as a trip to their home offices in Scobey. He stopped by KLTZ/MIX-93 to see how we use the internet to serve our listeners and former area residents.
Yukio, pictured with Tim Nixdorf of Nemont Communications, has been a foreign correspondent for several years, traveling all over the world, including stints in Russia and Germany.
|The Glasgow Police Department responded to a two vehicle accident Monday morning at 8:56am near the Glasgow Senior Citizens Center. According to Glasgow Police Chief Lynn Erickson, a 1990 Chevrolet pickup driven by Mark Dale was traveling east on 4th avenue south approaching 4th street south. A 1998 Chevrolet driven by Stephanie Murch was traveling north when the front of Murch's vehicle made contact with the left rear of Dale's vehicle. His pickup was spun sideways and went into a broadside skid before it rolled once and ended up it's top. No injuries were reported in the accident. Mark Dale was cited for failing to yield to a vehicle on his right.|
Candidate For Superintendent Of Public Instruction Visits Glasgow
Linda McCulloch, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, was in Glasgow Wednesday and Thursday. While in town McCulloch met with local educators and held a community coffee at the Cottonwood Inn. Glasgow was her sixth stop on a five-day tour of Eastern Montana, with scheduled visits to Miles City, Sidney, Poplar, Wolf Point, Glasgow, Malta, Lewistown and Harlowton.
McCulloch, currently in her 20th year as teacher and school librarian from Bonner, a school district in the Missoula area, says she is running for Superintendent because, " I love kids. I became a teacher because I love kids, and I'm running for Superintendent for the same reason."
She went on to say, "Our public schools are the backbone of Montana's communities urban, rural, small and large. Montana's children deserve the best educational opportunities we can provide. As the Superintendent of Public Instruction, I will be the chief advocate for education, from our classrooms to the Capitol."
McCulloch is a third-term Montana State legislator who currently serves on the Legislative Education & Local Government Interim Committee. During the 1999 session her fellow Democrats elected her Minority Whip of the House Democrats. She also served as the Vice-Chair of the House Education Committee during the 1999 session.
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES NEW OFFICER (4/19)
The Glasgow City Council met in regular session Monday evening at the Glasgow Civic Center. The Council approved the hiring of Wade Krohmer as the new police officer for the Glasgow Police Department. Krohmer will replace Mike Erickson who resigned his position earlier this month to take a job in Minnesota. Wade Krohmer currently is the Assistant Chief of Police in Wolf Point and has served in law enforcement since 1991, he will begin his job with the Glasgow Police Department on May 9th.
The council also heard a report from Councilman Dan Carney regarding the aerial ladder truck that the city has recently purchased. The fire truck was purchased from the City of Missoula for $14,000 and currently is in Helena. No date yet when the truck will be delivered to Glasgow but the Missoula Fire Department will send people to train the Glasgow Fire Department in the operation of the fire truck.
The council formed a wage negotiation committee to negotiate a new contract with the teamsters and operators union along with the police department union. The current contract expires on June 30th. Mayor Willy Zeller, Councilman Ed Tipton and Councilman Marlene Jackson will serve on the committee to negotiate the new contracts. The council discussed the possibility of hiring a professional negotiator but expenses could of run as high as $8000 plus expenses.
The council also approved the appointments of Rod Karst and Duane Julien to new three year terms on the City Recreation Board.
On Tuesday evening, April 18th, the Glasgow Fire Department had a controlled fire located near Gallery Gifts on the Fort Peck highway. The firefighters had several dummies placed in the burning building and were practicing their rescue techniques. Here are a few pictures from the burn:
DOLLAR STORE TO CLOSE IN GLASGOW (4/18)
(Ed.note: The following e-mail was received from the Glasgow Dollar Store Owner, Leah Erickson)
After 5 years in Glasgow, the Dollar Store located downtown Glasgow will be closing it doors as of Saturday, April 29th @ 5:30 pm. The store opened in 1995 and has served the community as a discount outlet for all types of merchandise. Recently the owner, Leah Erickson, was listed in Who's Who.
The decision was a hard one, Erickson said, but without the Penney's store as an anchor downtown I feel that traffic will continue to decrease and we depend on a large amount of traffic to compensate for the low price you pay. Please stop in and help us liquidate! All fixtures are for sale too. Thanks to Glasgow for 5 years of patronage. We'll miss you.
2 MORE SCOTTIE COACHES RESIGN (4/14)
Glasgow High School is looking for two new head coaches following the resignations
of head volleyball coach John Labonty and head girls basketball coach Todd Glaser.
Labonty has been the head volleyball coach ever since volleyball was initiated in the Glasgow system back in 1986. During those 15 years his teams have won 406 matches for a winning percentage of 80 percent. His teams won two state championships in 1996 and 1997. During his tenure his teams also won three divisional championships and five district championships plus he has taken eight teams to the state volleyball tournament. He was selected as the Class B Volleyball Coach of the Year in 1996 and 1997.
Todd Glaser has served as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Glasgow High School for the past two seasons. His teams have compiled a record of 30-19 over those two years. Glaser indicated that a need to spend time with his family as the main reason for his resignation.
The Scotties are also in the market for a new Head Boys Basketball Coach because of the recent retirement of coach Jack Schye after three seasons on the job.
CORPS LOWERS RUNOFF FORECAST (4/12)
(AP) The U-S Army Corps of Engineers has lowered its runoff forecast for the Missouri River. Corps spokesman Mike Meuleners says part of the reason is lower than average accumulations of snow in the mountains.
Snowpack is 85 percent of normal above Fort Peck in Montana, and 89 percent of normal downstream to North Dakota's Garrison Dam.
The corps has lowered the annual runoff forecast to 22 (m) million acre feet. Earlier, the agency predicted runoff just slightly below normal, which is 25-point-two (m) million acre feet.
An acre foot is an acre of water, one foot deep.
(Copyright 2000 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
SCHOOL BOARD ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE (4/10)
Absentee ballots for the May 2nd school board election are now available. Anyone needing an absentee ballot may apply at the school district's clerk's office in the Glasgow School Administration Building at 200 7th street north, between 8-5 Monday-Friday. Or you may write for an application at P.O. Box 28 in Glasgow. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by noon on May 1st.
Three people are up for two positions this year: Rodney Ost, Jennifer Reinhardt and Tom Schmitt. The polling place will be at the Valley County Courthouse in Glasgow. The polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd.
The Valley County Grazing Districts, Valley County Sportsman’s Club and the
agriculture committee of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture would
like to thank all those who participated in the 4th annual coyote contest.
The contest ended April 1st. A total of 249 paws were brought to the Chamber.
The individual bringing the most paws was Keith Morehouse with 56 pairs.
The winner of the air rifle was John Errecart.
Great Falls attorney Patricia Cotter has filed for the office of Associate Justice of the Montana Supreme Court. She was in Glasgow last week and stopped by the KLTZ/MIX-93 studios for an interview. She has been practicing law for 23 years and has been in private practice with her husband Michael since 1984.
Cotter, 49, stated that she is qualified for the position. “I have filed briefs and presented arguments before the Supreme Court many times in recent years, both on behalf of my clients and as a “Friend of the Court” at the Court’s invitation. I enjoy the research and writing involved in the appeal process. I have the work ethic, disposition and commitment to justice that service on the Supreme Court requires.”
|Clean up continues on the tank removal at Tommys Sinclair
in Glasgow. At this time 5 tanks will be dug out. Fossum’s of Glasgow is
doing the removal with State of Montana DEQ on site during the removal.
Soil samples are taken and sent to a lab in Billings for analysis. Shown
in some of the photos are Hanson drilling workers cleaning the inside of
two of the old tanks.
On Monday, Rod Ost and his crew removed all the old fuel from the tanks. Tuesday they took out cleaning residue from the tanks. The Montana DEQ said he figures they will be on site 3 more days.(Photos by Tank Boyer.)
FORMER BIA EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH MISUSING CREDIT CARD
(Billings-AP)A former Bureau of Indian Affairs employee at Fort Peck is under federal indictment, for misusing his government credit card. Civil engineering technician Leroy Headdress was fired by the agency. He's accused of making unauthorized charges of almost eight-thousand dollars -- much of that in cash advances.
Thirteen other B-I-A employees, in the Montana-Wyoming region, have been disciplined
for credit-card misuse. They received suspensions, ranging from a week to 30
days. All were required to repay unauthorized charges. Bill Benjamin is B-I-A
deputy regional director in Billings. He says the Interior Department issued
credit cards, to anyone who traveled on B-I-A business.
The cards were supposed to be for official use only. Benjamin says, if you give a credit card to someone who can't handle his own credit, that person is bound to get into trouble.
(Copyright 2000 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
COMBINED CAMPAIGN EVENTS (04/28-29)
The Combined Campaign had a number of events scheduled for their fund raising extravaganza. Here are a few photo's from this Saturday's events:
Valley County Food Bank 3-on3 Basketball Tournament
Girl Scout Carnival
Valley Respice Chili Cook-Off
Scottie Day Care / KLTZ Dance
SLEEPING BEAUTY PLAYS IN GLASGOW HIGH SCHOOL (04/29)
The Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Sleeping Beauty", with over 50 local children, performed at 3p.m. and 7:30p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Here are a few pictures from Saturday's dress rehearsal:
Mrs. Etcharts 2nd grade class had a project and it came to the test this afternoon. Each student was given instructions for the Humpty Dumpty egg drop. The egg containers needed to protect a raw egg from a fall from the classroom window, approx. 20ft below. The landing zone was a concrete slab.
16 students took part in the egg drop.
|Here are the results.
14 eggs survived the fall.
2 eggs didn't make it.
Some of the packing material used to protect the eggs is listed below.
A bag filled with water packed in a box.
Foam packing peanuts
Air filled plastic packing material.
A Cantaloupe (cut in half with egg placed with the seeds) then placed in a box.
Jell-O in a plastic bowl (red Jell-O)
Plastic Bubble wrap.
Mrs. Etcharts class hopes you all have a Happy Easter.
district Music Festival
Music was by Cap Holter.
The Montana Rep presented A Grand Night For Singing.(4/8)
The play was Sponsored by the Glasgow Kiwanis Club proceeds go to the Kiwanis Club to help support local projects
Robert Cuniff, 77, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2000. Survived by his
wife, Mary, sister, Margie Harvey, children, Kristine and Randy Bradley (daughter
and son-in-law), Diane Cuniff (daughter), Steven and Sharon Cuniff (son and
daughter-in-law), grandchildren, Allison Bradley-Bradac and Scott Bradley.
Born on April 6, 1923, in Opheim, Bob grew up with his parents, Rembie and David Cuniff, and brothers David, Dick, Jack, and Rex, and his sister, Margie Harvey. His children were raised with fond and humorous remembrances of the Cuniff family growing up in Montana.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 PM at Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92663. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Family Centers George G. Glenner, 2017 Felicita Rd, Escondido, CA 92025, or American Cancer Society, 12405 Rancho Bernardo Rd., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92128.
Richard C. Dick Fisher, 58, of Billings, passed away Wednesday morning, April 26, 2000, at his home. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Billings with cremation to follow.
The son of Charles and LaVida (Rau) Fisher, he was born in McLaughlin, S.D.,
on August 25, 1941.
Dick attended McLaughlin Public Schools where he graduated Class of 59. He received a general business education from the Aberdeen (S.D.) School of Business. He went on to become business manager of U.S. Steel in Shelby, business manager of Hatch Motor Co. in Shelby, manager of Hovey & Stone Chevrolet in Wolf Point, owner and manager of KVCK Radio in Wolf Point, owner and manager of Dick Fisher Motors in Glasgow, owner and manager of Hertz Rent-A-Cars Glasgow office, manager of Wolf Point Ready Mix, Oilfield Construction Division in Wolf Point, owner and manager of Hotco, Inc., Oilfield Service Development in Wolf Point, co-owner and manager of J-D Auto, Wholesale and Retail Used Car Business in Wolf Point, owner of Car & Truck Inc. in Billings and Fleet and Lease Sales Manager at Auto Auction of Billings.
Dick was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Billings, served as director of the Independent Auto Dealers Association, was a member of Ducks Unlimited, a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge in Glasgow and was a volunteer for the Governors Cup Walleye Fishing Tournament.
He loved hunting, camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, and gardening. Dick will be remembered for his sensitivity to the needs of others and his generosity to his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Fisher in 1999.
Survivors include his wife, Celia of Billings; his mother, LaVida of Rapid City, S.D.; his two children, Stephanie Fisher of Billings and Brad Fisher and his wife. Janet of Helena; his three step-children, Kathryn Sorum, Laura Sorum, and Kristina Sorum, all of Billings; his brothers, Kenneth Fisher and his wife, Linda of Fort Collins, Colo., and Barry Fisher and his wife, Donna of Pine Mountain, Ga.; his sister, Peggy Thompson and her husband, Jim of Appleton, Minn.; and four grandchildren, Chelsea, Brianna, Emily, and Harrison Fisher, all of Helena.
Memorials may be directed to: AFLAC Cancer Center, Attn. Sarah Batts, 1680 Tullie Circle N.E., Atlanta, GA 30322, (In memory of Richard C. Fisher, father of Brad Fisher, S.S.C. MT/WY.)
Thea W. Stolem
Thea W. Stolem 90, died at Bismarck, North Dakota of natural causes on Saturday, April 22nd, 2000. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 26th at the Hinsdale Legion Hall in Hinsdale at 10:30am by Rev. Dave Hodsdon and Chaplain Don Nelson. Burial will take place in the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Thea was born on February 2nd, 1910 in Trunbridge, North Dakota to parents Anton and Emma (Hiller) Westgard. She graduated in 1928 from Willow City, N.D. High school. She attended Minot State Teachers Collage and graduated in August 1932. She also attended the Northern Montana College in Havre, graduating June 4th, 1967 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Teacher Education. Thea taught in Pierce Co. N.D. from 1928-1943, in Hinsdale, Mt. from 1954-1970, and at the East Side School in Glasgow from 1970-1973.
Thea also served in World War II as a Pharmacist Mate 3C of the Waves. She was discharged at the US Naval Hospital in Farragut, Idaho. Thea lived in Hinsdale from 1948 until 1997.
Thea was a member of NRTA, VFW auxiliary #3107, Vally County Senior Citizens, and Sons of Norway. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, playing cards, visiting friends, and reading.
Survivors include: Sisters Sylvia Paulson of Bismarck, N.D. and Juliette Dumaine of Bothell, Washington.
Alfred R. Teske, 89, died of natural causes April 14th at the Phillips County
Good Samaritan Center at Malta. Services are set for 2 p.m. Monday, April 17th,
at Saco Lutheran Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery in Saco. Adams
Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.
Alfred was born in 1911 in Kramer, South Dakota. He attended rural school in Star Buck Township in North Dakota. He spend 3 years in the Civil Conservation Corps at International Peace Garden in Duseith, North Dakota. After that he farmed at Kramer.
He married Ruth Kohnline in 1953 at Malta. They moved back to Saco in 1954. He worked for various farmers, also working at Sleeping Buffalo, Saco Dehy and the Grandview and Reitan Cemetery. He has been a resident of the Good Samaritan Center since 1995.
Survivors include his wife Ruth; 2 daughters: Rose Teske of Zurich, montana, and Carol and her husband Bob Jestrab of Havre; grandchildren: Kimberly and Sara Hestrab; 1 sister: Esther Huber of Van Nuys, California; 1 brother: Gustav Kohnline of Kramer, North Dakota; many nieces and nephews in California, Oregon, Minnesota and North Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Nellie Evelyn Parke, 88, died April 3rd in Phoenix, Arizona. Services will
be Friday, April 14th, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Emory Robotham officiating at
the First Congregational Church in Glasgow (moved due to weather), with
burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Nellie was a gentle, loving homemaker and resident of Glasgow for over 60 years. She will be remembered for her devotion to church, family and friends and for her love of music, cooking and tea parties. Nellie was born in Parke River, North Dakota, in 1912. In 1938 she married David T. Parke, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Survivors include her daughter, Janet Parke; 2 sons: Dr. Charles D. Parke and his wife Judy, and John H. Parke and his wife Lorie; grandchildren: Melissa Parke McCusker and husband Bill; David P. Parke, Jessie S. Parke and Timothy J. Parke.
Memorials may be sent to: Beatitudes Campus of Care, 1610 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 85021 or the Salvation Army, 2707 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona, 85008.
Ronald P. Lux of Glasgow passed away on Sunday, April 9th, at Billings Deaconess
Hospital. Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, April 13th, at noon at St. Raphaels
Catholic Church in Glasgow. Memorials may be sent to Yellowstone Boys and Girls
Ranch, 1732 S. 72nd W., Billings, Montana, 59106 or a charity of choice. Arrangements
by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.
Survivors include his wife Sharon and 2 sons: George and his wife Pauline, and Doug and his wife Krista, and 5 grandchildren.
Paul Kronebusch, 42, died April 5th of cancer at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital
in Glasgow. A vigil service was set for April 9th at St. Raphaels Catholic
Church in Glasgow, with funeral services at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 10th, at
St. Raphaels Catholic Church. Fr. Schuster and Fr. Kozikowski will be
officiating with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of
Paul was born in Glasgow to Richard and Fay Marie (French) Kronebusch. He was raised on the family farm in Larslan and graduated from Opheim High School. He owned and operated Kronebusch Trucking for 6 years. He cleaned grain for area farmers. He moved to Arizona where he built steel buildings. Paul later moved to Larslan when his brother was ill to be a bone marrow donor, and he stayed in Larslan to work on the family farm. He enjoyed biking, as he had a Harley Davidson, and he loved to be at the lake.
Survivors include 2 brothers: Richard Lee of Opheim and Kenneth Michael of Glasgow; 1 aunt: Margaret Kronebusch of Havre; 1 nephew: Brandon Kronebusch of Glasgow; 1 niece: Elissa Stingley of Glasgow. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and 1 brother.