This is a reminder to all eligible voters for the Valley county Farm Service Agency’s Committee election from Community “B”. Please remember to complete and return your ballots for the election being conducted at this time.

Voters must sign their return address label on the envelope for the ballots to be valid.

All ballots must be in the Farm Service Agency office on Monday, March 6th, 2000.

If you have any questions please contact the Valley County FSA office at 406-228-4321.
The Glasgow School Board met in special session on Friday and accepted the retirements of eight Glasgow teachers who accepted the retirement incentive package offered by the school district.

Glasgow school superintendent Glenn Monson told KLTZ/MIX-93 news that Edith Scott, Larry Bergstrom, Kitty Lou Rusher, Dennis Monson, Patricia McMorris, Linda Sundby, Jack Schye and Larry Mires all accepted the retirement package and will not return next year. These retirements will cost the school district $155,000 in the next budget year but will also free up an estimated $200,000 in the budget in succeeding years. Monson stressed that even though the district will be losing quite a bit of experience because of these retirements the average experience in the district will only be dropping from 16 years to 14 1/2 years of experience. Monson also told Kltz/Mix 93 news that not all of the positions the are coming open because of the retirements will be filled for the next budget year.

The school board awarded Wills Office World the copy machine contract for the next three years. Wills Office World was 1/10th of a cent lower than the second place bidder Thiruds Office Supply. The board decided to go with a digital copier instead of the analog copiers that they have used in the past. The maintenance and supplies for the digital copiers will be half the cost of the analog copiers. The school district will receive five copiers from Wills Office World.

The board set the date for the school board election which will be held on May 2nd. Currently 2 persons have filed for the 2 positions that are available. Those filing are Tom Schmidt and Jennie Reinhardt.

The board also awarded the contract for school pictures for the next school year.

No local bids were received so the school board decided to award the bid to Life Touch Photography from Billings.
HELENA (AP) - A legislator from Lustre says the northeastern Montana community of 26 residents would be a good place to convene a special session of the Legislature.

In a letter to the governor, Republican Sen. Daryl Toews said gathering legislators in Lustre would help them see what needs to be done to help eastern Montana, and to see why previous economic development proposals were unworkable there.
Holding a special session in Lustre would allow legislators to hear from everyday people and "start a truly meaningful dialogue on aggressive ways to improve our economy," Toews said.

There has been talk of a special session so that legislators could work out a new funding plan for a Montana economic-development package. The state Supreme Court overturned the 1999 Legislature's plan for the funding.

Gov. Marc Racicot has said he will not call a special session because it appears legislators could not agree on a new funding mechanism. But the legislators themselves could decide to convene one. Their next regular session is in January, at the Capitol in Helena.

Toews said Lustre has meeting rooms, housing and food services. It would be good for lawmakers to see projects such as the Dry Prairie Water System, and a proposed fish hatchery and interpretive center, he said. "In the true hospitable spirit of eastern Montana, we invite you to stay in our homes or our dormitories, if preferred," Toews wrote. "We would house everyone at no cost to the state."
Racicot thanked him for the offer. "In the event a special session does materialize, we will most assuredly consult with legislative leadership regarding the advantages and disadvantages of your suggestion," Racicot said.

The Montana Constitution says the seat of government shall be in Helena, except during periods of emergency resulting from disasters or enemy attack. The Capitol cannot be used for a special session this winter or early spring, because of major remodeling and renovation.

Cattle ranchers in north-central Montana are taking their business to a new frontier: the Internet.

Frustrated with traditional marketing methods, a group of ranchers and others banded together, to sell steaks, burgers and roasts directly to consumers, from an Internet web page www.beef.com.

They promote the fact that all the meat is grown, packaged and sold from Montana, so customers know exactly where their dinner comes from. The company is called Big Sky Beef. It was formed by 30 shareholders who fronted start-up money; and ten ranchers who supply the cattle. The corporation is based in Malta, and they've just bought a Malta slaughterhouse, Hi-Line Packing.
They plan to expand the plant, and house the company officers there.
The Montana Department of Transportation has plans to build a new district maintenance facility in northeast Montana. A local committee has been formed from Two Rivers Growth, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, City of Glasgow Representatives and concerned citizens to pursue this project for the Glasgow area.

Currently the District Headquarters of the Montana Department of Transportation is located in Wolf Point, where it has been for the last 60 years. The Wolf Point site no longer meets their needs and northeast Montana is next on the rotation for a new facility. Construction costs are estimated at $1.2 million and could eventually result in a minimum of ten jobs. Legislative approval and funding is necessary.

The committee will be developing a brochure with proposed sites for a new facility. Site selection criteria includes the following: 20 acre minimum; distance from current and future developments, railroad tracks and grain elevators; access to utilities and services, etc. A complete list of the site selection criteria is available at the Chamber office. Potential sites for the proposed maintenance facility need to be promptly brought to the Committee's attention.
CONTACT: State Fire Marshal Terry Phillips, 444-2050
HELENA -- Montana consumers should be aware of a number of products that
have been recalled recently because they pose fire hazards, Attorney General
Joe Mazurek said Friday.
Mazurek said the State Fire Marshal's office, which is part of the
Department of Justice, has been notified of the recall of:
* "Fire Cap" brand fire and smoke suppressant. More than 136,000
16-ounce aerosol cans have been recalled because the product does not
suppress fires and could actually intensify them. "Fire Cap" was
manufactured by The Colbra Group, which is no longer in business. For more
information, call CPSC's toll-free hotline at 1-800-638-2772.
* Vanguard V-Twin gasoline engines with 9-quart fuel tanks and fuel
filters manufactured between Feb. 15, 1999, and Nov. 17, 1999. The fuel
filters on these engines can leak gasoline, posing a fire hazard to
consumers. "VANGUARD V-Twin" is written on the engines, which were used in
various brands of construction, industrial and lawn and garden equipment,
including vacuum lawn sweepers, air compressors, leaf blowers and pressure
washers.. Model numbers being recalled are: 294442, 294447, 303442, 303447,
350442 or 350447. In addition, about 4,600 clear, plastic fuel filters were
sold separately as replacement parts, numbered 808116. Six engine fires have
been reported, one resulting in a minor burn injury. For more information,
call a local Briggs & Stratton dealer or 1-800-999-9444.
* ladies robes labeled "HANRO of Switzerland." The five different
styles recalled are made with 90 percent cotton and 10 percent polyester
fleece fabric in white, blue, ivory, beige and gray. The robes fail to meet
federal flammability standards for clothing and thus present a risk of
burns. For more information, call HANRO USA at 1-800-889-7443.
* Eddie Bauer long-sleeved, fleece gray sweatshirts for men. The
sweatshirts, labeled "Made in USA," have item number 1313 or 1249 on the
side-seam label. Their 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester fabric
fails to meet federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability and could
ignite readily and burn the wearer. For further information, call Eddie
Bauer at 1-800-426-6253.
* Novelty lighters sold in tobacco stores nationwide from March 1997
through February 1999, and advertised on Prometheus International Inc.'s web
site at www.prometheuskkp.com. Two styles of lighters do not have
child-resistant mechanisms so young children could ignite them. The Intruder
model looks like a miniature propane or scuba tank., and the Jupiter model
has a distinctive gun-shaped metal body. For more information, call
Prometheus at 1-800-229-5233.
* Snowblowers sold by Ariens and Lesco retail outlets, hardware stores
and home centers, including Home Depot, from July 1997 through January 2000
for $450 to $560. Fuel can leak from the fuel-line connection, posing a fire
hazard. The recall includes SS322 and SS522 Ariens snowblowers manufactured
in 1997 and 1999 with the following model and serial numbers located on the
lower handlebar of the unit:
Model Number
Serial Number
938011 000101-002295
938012 000101-002096
938015 000101-001567
938016 000101-018587
The recall also includes Lesco model LSS522 snowblowers with serial
numbers 063699000001 through 063699000402. For more information, call Ariens
toll-free at 1-888-927-4367.
* Formby's Conditioning Furniture Refinisher used to refinish wood
furniture and sold individually or as part of Formby's "Introduction to
Refinishing Kit." The product and its vapors can seep or leak from the
nozzle base at the top of the can and pose a risk of fire and chemical
injuries. The product recall code numbers are A961600, A961610, A961620,
A961630, A967270 and A969330. Cans with blue ink codes are not subject to
the recall. For more information call 1-800-523-9299.
A service of the Montana Education Telecommunications Network - METNET
A division of the Montana Office of Public Instruction
The Montana Department of Commerce
1424 9th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Contact: Tod Kasten
Tuesday, February 29 -- Miles City
Thursday, March 2 -- Wolf PointTime: Noon to 5pm
Agenda: General Overview of Resource Programs including U.S. Small Business Administration technical assistance and loan programs as well as 504 Loan program, Montana Department of Commerce's Community Development Block Grant Program and Board of Investments
Major Program Changes in the Last Year
Examples of How Programs Have Been Used
Discussion Period
Speakers: Tod Kasten, Montana Department of Commerce Regional Development Officer
Douglas Cratchy, U.S. Small Business Administration Chief of Finance Division
Delrene Rasmussen, Board of Investments Senior Investment Analyst
Karen Howard, Montana Community Finance Corporation Director
No Host Lunch -- $5 -6 per person
Location: Miles City -- Febuary 29
VA Hospital Auditorium
201 S Winchester Avenue
Wolf Point -- March 2
Great Norther Development Incubator Office
233 Cascade (behind McDonalds)
Questions and Reservations: Alene Gorecki, Montana Department of Commerce


A Bureau of Land Management draft plan amendment/Environmental Assessment considering 2 areas in Valley County is available for public review and comment.

The EA discusses management options for 2 potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern; Bitter Creek and Mountain Plover.
An ACEC is an area where special management attention is required to protect important historic, cultural or scenic values, fish and wildlife resources or other natural systems or to protect life and safety for natural hazards.

The Bitter Creek Wilderness Study Area (59,660 acres in northern Valley County) was found to meet the criteria as a potential ACEC due to the scenic diversity and variety of vegetation types and wildlife habitat. The Mountain Plover area (24, 730 acres in the Little Beaver Creek watershed in southern Valley County) provides natural habitat for the mountain plover, a prairie bird.

The public comment period will last 60 days and comments should be submitted to the BLM Field Manager, Glasgow Field Station, RR1-4775, Glasgow, Montana 59230.

For more information or a copy of the EA, contact John Fahlgren at 406-228-4316.


The old Quast home, donated by family members, was moved in from Opheim last week.


Democratic Gubanatorial candidate Mark O'Keefe stopped by the KLTZ/MIX-93 studios on Friday. O'Keefe has served the last seven years as Montana State Auditor and will be finishing his second term in December. Term limits prohibit him from running for another term as auditor. Before being elected State Auditor, O'Keefe served in the Montana House of Representatives for two terms and he currently resides in Helena.

During his interview with KLTZ/MIX-93 news, O'Keefe talked about the need for a better education system for Montana and economic development for Eastern Montana. He also spoke about his support for the Warm Water Fish Hatchery to be located at Fort Peck and the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum.

O'Keefe is one of three Democrats running for the Democratic nomination for Governor. The other candidates include Secretary of State Mike Cooney and Attorney General Joe Mazurek.
The Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum had their third Dino-Thon to benefit the museum on Saturday and the people of Northeast Montana came through once again with their generosity.

Pledges are still coming in but it appears that an estimated $20,000 was donated to help make the Interpretive Center a reality. The Dino-Thon ran from 7am to 5pm and the day was filled with informative interviews with the people who are designing the Interpretive Center and also members of Montana's Congressional Delegation who are supporting the Musuem back in Washington, D.C.

Money raised during the Dino-Thon will be used locally to maintain the paleontological field station that is used to work on fossils found in the Fort Peck area and also to help pay for exhibits that will be displayed in the Interpretive Center.

Phase 1 of the Interpretive Center is set to open in the summer of 2002.

Republican Congressional candidate Denny Rehberg was in Glasgow Wednesday where he was the keynote speaker at the Republican Lincoln Day Dinner.

Rehberg stopped by the KLTZ/MIX-93 studios and talked about his campaign to replace Congressman Rick Hill in the United States Congress.

Rehberg is no stranger to Montana politics having served in the Montana House of Representatives and also a stint as Montana's Lieutenant Governor. Rehberg also managed the Senate campaign of Conrad Burns in 1988 and then worked as a Senate staffer for Burns. Rehberg also spent time as a staffer for Congressman Ron Marlenee.

In 1996 Rehberg ran for the United States Senate against Democrat Max Baucas and lost by a small margin. Since that defeat Rehberg has moved back to Billings where he runs the family ranch. He was thrust back into the political scene when Congressman Rick Hill announced that he was retiring when his term ends in December. Rehberg is the only candidate in the Republican primary.

In his conversation with KLTZ/MIX-93 news, Rehberg discussed his goals of improving education and strengthening the agricultural economy in Montana.

Rehberg is set to face off against Democrat Nancy Keenan in the November general election.
Glasgow School Superintendent Glenn Monson informed the school board at their last meeting that he had found several old documents that could be classified as historical to the school district.

While throwing away old files Monson came upon the original school newspaper for Glasgow High School. The newspaper was called the Prickley Pear and was from the 1904-1905 school year. Monson also found the Prickley Pear Annual from 1920 which would be the first annual ever compiled at Glasgow High School. While searching through the documents Monson found that the first interscholastic event for Glasgow High School was held in 1908 when Glasgow defeated Malta 15-8 in basketball.

Also found was an aircraft logbook detailing how the Glasgow school district purchased a World War 2 fighter aircraft for just $100. The district bought the F3A1 fighter aircraft in 1945. It was a 2000 horse power airplane with six machine guns with 200 rounds of ammunition. The plane weighed 11,089 pounds without bombs!

The school board decided to turn over these historic documents to the Pioneer Museum and the documents will then be displayed at the museum.


Richard Laumeyer is shown proudly displaying the picture/plaque that he purchased to honor his parents, George & Thora Laumeyer. This plaque is on display in the Heritage Wall Collection.

George was born in 1891 in Long Prairie, Minnesota. He worked in the logging camps of northern Minnesota at the age of 14. He later moved on to North Dakota to work in the coal mines. It was there that he heard about the homesteading in Montana so he came here in search of land. He homesteaded northeast of Nashua. During the Depression years his teams of Percherons helped to move dirt to build Fort Peck Dam. He continued farming until he retired to Glasgow, where he passed away in 1983.
George married Thora R. Klein in 1938. Thora was born in 1912. She passed away in 1983. They had 3 children: Richard H., George W. and Rita.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Heritage Wall Plaques, it is a project set up by the Friends of the Pioneer Museum to collect and preserve the histories of the people of Valley County from its very beginning. But besides this very important objective, the project also is raising funds with which to expand the Pioneer Museum. If you would like to be a part of this program, please fell free to contact Doris Franzen through the Friends of the Pioneer Museum, Box 975, Glasgow, Montana, 59230 or call 406-228-2082. She will be more than happy to help you.


Peerless area farmer Karl Waitschies has announced that he is filing on the Republican ticket for Montana State Representative from District 96, the seat formerly held by Sam Kitzenberg. District 96 comprises all of Daniels County and eastern Valley County, including Glasgow.

Waitschies completed all 12 grades in the Glasgow school system, graduating in 1960, attending a one-room school in Daniels County for part of his first 7 years. He then attended Wheaton College in Chicago, graduating with a BS degree in mathematics. He met his wife to be, the former Donna French, at Wheaton. They have been married for 35 years and are parents of 4 daughters. Cheryl, Karleen, Kristine and Janine are all graduates of Peerless High.

Karl is a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Army from 1964-66. He was a forward observer and executive officer in the Army Artillery.

After graduation from college and completion of his military service, he returned to Montana and took over the family farm, which he has operated ever since. For several years, prior to the children starting school, Karl managed an H & R Block tax preparation office in New York during the tax season. Calling on his tax experience, he has worked with Tax Counseling for the Elderly, a volunteer program of the AARP, assisting the elderly with the preparation of their taxes. Karl's interests also include outdoor recreation and he is an avid bow hunter.

Waitschies served on the Peerless Public School Board for 9 years, 8 of which were as chairman. He is currently chairman of the PRO Co-op Board of Directors, serving the Peerless/Richland/Opheim area and is Moderator of the EMB Church Board in Lustre. He is also a member of the Daniels County Weed Board.

Asked what he sees as critical issues in this campaign, Waitschies stated, "I am concerned about the strained condition of our agricultural economy. I feel that my background and experience qualifies me to provide leadership in finding the most efficient and wise use of tax resources. I believe in a strong educational system and support the recently passed alternative standards legislation. I would also like to promote the economic growth of this area with enterprises that add to the tax and income base without damage to our surroundings."


The 4th Annual Chamber Ice Fishing Contest was held at the Fort Peck Marina on Saturday. 169 holes were sold, 17 more than in 1999. A total of $3,800 was paid out to the top 7 teams.

1ST PLACE Kipper Collins, Mike Johnston, Russ Ost $1,000 10.52 pound Northern Pike
2ND PLACE Randy Aten, Steve Law $800 5.42 pound Ling
3RD PLACE Ward Fifield $600 3.78 pound Northern Pike
4TH PLACE Virgil Taves/Jerry Guldborg $500 3.04 pound Northern Pike
5TH PLACE Dennis Young $400 .8 pound Walleye
6TH PLACE Lowell Jacobson/Andy Hicks $300 .78 pound Walleye
7TH PLACE Terry Young $200 .5 pound Walleye


RADIO-THON SCHEDULE FOR Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum 2/17


7:00 am

The show begins with an introduction of the Interpretive Center and a progress report from the board of directors.

7:40 am

Interview with Dr. Keith Rigby, paleontologist from the University of Notre Dame.

8:06 am

Live interview with United States Senator Max Baucus regarding federal efforts to help the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum.

8:40 am

Interview with Jim Smrcka, who will discuss the foundation beign created to benefit theInterpretive Center.

9:06 am

A conversation with Roy Snyder of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Roy is the project director at Fort Peck and will be instrumental in the completion of theInterpretive Center .

9:40 am

An interview twith Everett Russel of the CMR Wildlife Refuge. Hedrick will give a history of the CMR and will explain how the CMR will be part of the Interpretive Center,

10:06 am

Live interview with Montana Senator Conrad Burns.

10:40 am

Interview with Brian Norr, who is chief architect of the Interpretive Center.

11:06 am

Tim Murphy, government official with the Bureau of Land Management in Miles City. He will discuss the role the BLM will have with the Interpretive Center.

11:40 am

Interview with Montana Lieutenant Governor Judy Martz.


Local break.

1:06 pm

Interview with Montana Congressman Rick Hill.

1:40 pm

Interview with Linda Deck of the Smithsonian Institute. Deck is currently working on a committee to help design the Center. Deck has designed many of the dinosaur exhibits at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

2:06 pm

A conversation with Dr. David Gregory, who visited China recently searching for dinosaur fossils with Dr. Rigby.

2:40 pm

Ann Elder of the Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado. She will discuss her role in helping design the Interpretive Center.

3:06 pm

Interview with Dr. David Baird, an international museum designer who has helped in designing the Interpretive Center.

3:40 pm

Nate Murphy, curator of the Phillips County Museum. Murphy is a known expert on dinosaurs in eastern Montana and will explain the type of exhibits that could be on display in the Interpretive Center.

4:06 pm

Interview with Dr. Keith Rigby of the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Rigby will discuss his recent trip to China and how discoveries in China could be displayed at the Interpretive Center.


Wrap up of the radio-thon.


The 4th Annual Ice Fishing Contest at Fort Peck Marina is set for Saturday, February 19th from noon-3pm. The first place prize will be $1,000. The award will be given for the largest fish of any species weighed in.

The entry fee is $50 per hole or 3 holes for $100 (need to be age 18 or older). There is also a $1.00 per hole change fee. The tournament allows 200 entrants maximum. Contact the Chamber at 1-877-228-2223 or 228-2222.


The Glasgow School Board met in regular session Wednesday night and opened bids on new copiers for the school district. The current lease expires in March and the district is looking at five new copiers one for each school and one for the school administration office. The board opened bids from four different companies including Wills Office World, Gaffaneys, Thiruds and Computer Systems Associates. Each bid was very involved and complex so the board decided to take the bids under advisement and appointed a committee of school clerk Kelly Doornek, Superintendent Glenn Monson and Board Chairman Charles Wilson to go over the bids and bring a recommendation to the board at their next meeting later this month.

The board also opened up bids on new heating pumps to be installed at the Glasgow High School·the only bid received was from Dale Plumbing and Heating of Glasgow for $30,950. The board accepted the bid and approved a motion to pay for the heating pumps from the district building fund.

Glasgow High School math teacher Kim Girard addressed the board about the math curriculum currently used at the high school. Currently the school district uses an integrated math program at the high school level, which has drawn some complaints from parents that students are not being prepared properly for college math courses. Girard addressed the board and presented different options on the possibility of changing the math curriculum at the high school. The board decided to form a committee of board members and parents to look into the math curriculum at the high school.

The board discussed the early retirement incentive package that is being offered to Glasgow teachers. Currently seven Glasgow teachers have requested to be part of the early retirement plan·those teachers include Edith Scott, Larry Bergstrom, Kitty Lou Rusher, Dennis Monson, Patricia McMorris, Jack Schye and Linda Sundby. The school board has put a limit of $100,000 for the incentive package but the Glasgow Education Association has asked the board to possibly find more dollars in case any more teachers wanted to accept the incentive. The board decided to wait until the offer expires on February 25th to make a decision on increasing the amount of money being offered for the incentive.

The board discussed purchasing a used vehicle for the traffic education program that will become part of the school curriculum next school year. The board considered purchasing a used car from the State of Montana Surplus Property Division but decided to try to purchase or lease a car locally. Glasgow School Superintendent Glenn Monson will deal with the local auto dealerships and report to the board on February 25th at their next meeting. The board has an estimated $4000 that they would consider paying for a good condition used car.

Hinsdale area farmer-rancher Jeff Pattison announced last week that he is running for the Montana Legislature in House District 95 that encompasses all of Phillips County and western Valley County.

Pattison graduated from Glasgow High School and received a degree from Northern Montana College in Havre. He and his wife Dawn have 2 daughters and 2 sons, with the school age children attending school in Hinsdale. Pattison has been farming and ranching for the last 22 years and also was part owner of the Glasgow Stockyards for 5 years.

Pattison told KLTZ/MIX-93 news that he is running for the Montana Legislature because he believes that the people who live in Montana still live in the last best place in the world. A few of his major concerns include taxation, economic development, property rights and the school systems. As a third generation farmer and rancher, Pattison said he hopes to be able to not only preserve our way of life, but try to enhance it for our future generations.

Currently Pattison is facing competition in the Republican primary from Saco Resident Wayne Stahl.


Diane Brandt of Glasgow was elected President-Elect of the Montana Walleyes Unlimited at their annual meeting in Billings two weekends ago. Brandt will take over the duties of the presidency in February of 2001.

She told KLTZ/MIX 93 news that she didn't even attend the annual gathering in Billings but was called during the meetings that weekend and asked if she would mind being nominated for the job of President-Elect. She told supporters that she would serve if elected and that is exactly what happened when she defeated the incumbent President of Walleyes Unlimited.

She told Kltz/Mix 93 news that she is really excited about taking over leadership of the group in February of 2001.

Brandt is the co-owner of Sams Supper Club in Glasgow and been involved with Wallyes Unlimited for the past 15 years and has been actively involved with the Montana Governors Cup Walleye Tournament and the PWT Tourney at Fort Peck.

In a related note, the Billings Gazette reported Sunday that the Billings Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited voted to donate all proceeds from the state convention to the Fort Peck Multispecies Fish Hatchery. That donation is expected to be about $10,000.

Next year's state convention is expected to be held in Havre.


On January 18th Valley County Resident Julie Burke filed for the Valley County Commissioner seat currently held by Eleanor Pratt. She filed on the Republican ticket and is currently the only person of either party to file for the commission.

Julie and her husband Don ranch 60 miles south of Glasgow on the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge. They have a cow/calf operation and raise hay and some grain.

They have three sons who graduated from the Glasgow Public School System. Burke is the former owner of the Willow Creek Gallery and Framing. She operated that business until it burned down last January. Recently she was instrumental in developing a new building for the Farm Service Agency which is located on Highway 2 West.

She has been involved with the People For the West Organization, been a member of the Montana Department of Agriculture Growth Through Agriculture Council. She served for six years on the Board of Directors of the FMDH Foundation.

Burke told KLTZ/MIX-93 news that it's important for residents of Valley County to work together to protect our traditional values, land uses and businesses. She said that the tax base has to be protected if we are to live and survive in Valley County and the county cannot afford to lose one more family, one more business, or one more farm or ranch.

The filing deadline closes for political office March 24. Filing forms may be obtained from the Valley County Clerk and Recorders Office in the Valley County Courthouse.

The Valley County Commissioners have established a fire season for the year 2000, lasting until December 31st, during which time no person shall set any forest fire, slash-burning fire, debris-burning fire, or open fire within the county protection area without having obtained an official permit to ignite or set fire from the Valley County Sheriff or Dispatch office at 228-4333.

Violation of the statute may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor.


Valley Community TV Mission: To bring local television programming, news, information and educational opportunities to the students and residents of Valley County.

A partnership of local citizens, Valley County and Hinsdale TV Tax Districts, Glasgow, Hinsdale, and Nashua High Schools and Rural Television Systems have found a way to bring local television programming to Valley County. The base programming would be PBS with the ability to automatically scroll information of public interest and safety. Examples of local programming: programs could consist of local government meetings, school events or happenings, bus route information, community service group information, community events and services, school updates, agricultural information, market reports and programs, job service, local weather or emergency broadcasts, hospital happenings or informational programs, non-profit organizations, senior citizens, service clubs and groups etc. could be aired. The potential is unlimited. The community service and learning opportunity for the students and community are great.

The station would be located in the Glasgow High School. It would have a Valley County station identification page and would be a LOCAL COMMUNITY TV station. The station will be a 100% automated station that would air programming from PBS. A board of local area students and other interested parties would oversee the programming schedule and provide overall direction for the station. The Tax Districts have agreed and are able to fund the operational costs under the current tax structure, without a need to raise taxes. The station‚s signal would be available to everyone over the air in the Nasuha, Hinsdale and Glasgow areas. For most people a small inexpensive rabbit ear antenna on a TV set would work to get the signal. Outside antennas would only be needed given your distance from the transmitters. If you get cable or use a dish you could use an inexpensive A/B switch to quickly change back and forth from cable to a rabbit ear antenna. After a few months of proven operation AT&T would put the channel on the cable system. The High school will control the access to the station. An agreement would be in place to allow access to anyone with permission.

The need at this time is to raise the money to purchase the equipment. These costs are $55,100.00 for the basic system and transmitters. A number of grants are in the process of being submitted to PBS, USDA Rural Development and US Department of Commerce to name a few, however, match monies are required. Our goal is to raise $25,000.00.

We would appreciate your consideration to make a donation to this community project. Or contact Tod Kasten at 406/228-9759 to inform him of additional information needed for your group to consider a grant or donation. The donations can be made to Two Rivers Growth, Inc. This is the county's local non-profit economic development group. Two Rivers Growth is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. It was specifically set up to allow donations to receive the best tax advantages available for a donor.
Your help and assistance with this project for Valley County will be greatly appreciated by many for a long time. Thank you in advance for your help and consideration.


A Grand Forks cosmetic surgeon, who visited Glasgow on a monthly basis, has been charged with murdering his wife. He will have another trial date on February 24th. Prosecutors say 44-year-old Robert Bierenbaum killed 29-year-old Gail Katz-Bierenbaum. They say it happened about 14-and-a-half years ago when the couple lived in New York City. Her body was never found.

WNBC in New York recently did a two-part story on the case, called Presumed Innocent, Presumed Murdered.You should be able to access the videoclip with Microsoft Media Player from their website at http://www.wnbc.com or try http://www.msnbc.com/local/wnbc/680833.asp The stories stay up for only a few days, so you'll probably only have access until early next week.


Thanks to Larry Meiers, KLTZ/MIX-93 was able to obtain a sneak preview of the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum, set to be built near Fort Peck in northeast Montana. These drawings are still in a preliminary stage and many changes will be made before the musuem is built. However, the graphics will help to bring to life the vision of the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum.You'll need to have the latest browser (Internet Explorer works best) with Javascript and Frames enabled.

Full instructions and the link to the preview pages


Republican Jeff Pattison has announced that he is running for the Montana House of Representatives in House District #95. The seat is currently held by Republican Earnest Bergsagel who cannot seek another term because of term limits.

Pattison joins another Republican in the race, Wayne Stahl of Saco, who announced last week he was running. No Democrat has filed for the legislative seat.

House District #95 is comprised of Phillips County and a portion of Valley County including the communities of Fort Peck, Opheim and Hinsdale.

(Billings-AP) The U-S Bureau of Reclamation has started cutting back on releases from some of its reservoirs, to conserve water for what could be a long, dry summer.

Conditions could change quickly, if storms arrive. But right now, the agency says low mountain snowpack requires conservative operations, on dams that control flows in some of the state's major streams.

The Milk River Basin relies on lower elevation snow -- almost non-existent this year. But two key reservoirs that feed the Milk, will enter the irrigation season in good shape.

Fresno Reservoir, near Havre contains about 95 percent of the water it would normally hold this time of year. Lake Sherburne, in Glacier National Park, is about 110 percent of normal.

Snowpack conditions above Gibson and Tiber dams, west and north of Great Falls, are about 85 percent of normal.
(Copyright 2000 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

(Helena-AP) -- Senator Max Baucus says Amtrak ridership at stations along Montana's Hi-Line increased in 1999 for the third straight year. Ridership at stops along the Hi-Line rose from 123-thousand-140 passengers in 1997 to 138-thousand-251 in 1998 and 163-thousand-402 last year. The increase in 1999 was 18 percent.

Baucus says transportation is key to Montana's economic development and creating jobs and Amtrak is helping boost the economy.

Boardings ranged from a 1999 high of 68-thousand-756 at Whitefish to 19-hundred-53 at Browning and 26-hundred-26 at Cut Bank.

In Glasgow, ridership went up from 6,046 to 7,014. Wolf Point went from 8,496 to 9,717. Malta's ridership went from 4,065 to 3,850.
(Copyright 2000 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Fossum Ready Mix, who were awarded the bid to demolish the old water tower just north of Glasgow High School, spent Monday morning taking the tower down. KLTZ/MIX-93 news director Stan Ozark was on hand to take some shots. Just click on the small pictures for a large view




(Great Falls-AP) A jury in Great Falls has found 49-year-old Linda Braden innocent of murder for shooting and stabbing her husband to death.

The 12-member jury took less than half a day to reach its verdict.

Her attorney, Ken Olsen, argued that former Glasgow resident Randall Braden was physically abusive and Linda Braden was a battered wife.

Prosecutor Brant Light said she did not act in self-defense, but in anger when she killed him at their home in August 1998.

(Copyright 2000 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

(Helena-AP) The Glasgow hospital had to pay Alyce Haider 45-thousand dollars for illegally firing her. Now the Montana Supreme Court says the hospital has to pay her attorney fees, too - 15-thousand dollars worth. The five judges on the panel unanimously ruled against Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital on procedural grounds.

The hospital contended that the law mandating payment of legal fees in such cases is unconstitutional, but the court said the hospital waited too long to raise the argument.

The hospital appealed last May, but did not raise the constitutional issue until almost three months later.

(Copyright 2000 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

The Glasgow City Council met in regular session Monday evening in the council chambers at the Glasgow Civic Center.

Beth Blakeman-Pohl who represented the Women's Resource Center in Glasgow reported to the council on the activities of the Resource Center. The Women's Resource Center has been actively working with the Glasgow Police Department on domestic violence issues and has been paying for training for officers of the police department.

Glasgow Police Chief Lynn Erickson asked the council for approval to send an officer to Duluth, Minnesota for a three day training session involving domestic abuse. The training session is called Law Enforcement and Prosecution Response to Domestic Violence in a Coordinated Community Response. The training session will be held March 8-10th and the expenses for the officer attending will be paid by the Women's Resource Center. Police Chief Erickson also asked for council approval to have Officer Mike Sukut attend the FBI staff and command school in West Yellowstone for one week in June. The money to pay for this school comes from a grant provided to the Glasgow Police Department. The council unanimously approved both travel leaves for the Police Department.

The council also approved the purchase of a used pickup truck to be used by the City Water Department. The city received bids from both Hi-Line Ford and Newton Motors and they accepted the bid from Hi-Line Ford. The city purchased a 1995 Ford 3/4 ton, 4 wheel drive pickup with 66,000 miles for $14,250. This pickup will replace the pickup currently used by the water department.

Glasgow Police Chief Lynn Erickson also addressed the council about hiring a part-time officer to replace Ron Nixdorf who is planning on quitting the police force. Nixdorf has served as a part time officer for the last ten years according to Erickson and will need to be replaced. Erickson asked the council for permission to hire a new part time officer and send that person to the law enforcement academy in Bozeman for training. Erickson also asked if the officer could be paid a wage while attending the academy. The officer would be required then to fulfill a three year contract with the city as an officer with the police department. If the officer decided to leave he or she would be required to reimburse the city for training costs. That officer would also be first in line if their were any vacancies in the police department. The council decided to take the proposal under advisement and take it up at another time.

(Associated Press) Over the past 6 years, two tourism promotion regions have received 341-thousand dollars more than they should have, in proceeds from the state bed tax.The Legislative Audit Division has ruled the program doesn't pass legal muster. So the Montana Tourism Advisory Council has discontinued the extra payments for Russell Country, in north-central Montana, and Missouri River Country, in the northeast part of the state.

The Legislature authorized the 4-percent lodging tax in 1987. It brings in more than ten (m) million dollars a year, with most of it going to Travel Montana, the tourism regions, and convention and visitor bureaus.The law says bed tax funds have to be redistributed in Montana's six tourism regions, based proportionately on the amount collected in each region.

The Valley County Historical Society has announced that one section of the Pioneer Museum Addition will be devoted to a school display.

Plans for this display are developing and participation by others throughout the community is needed. Artifacts to be considered for the display might include photos, globes, maps, books, science lab materials, old report cards, inkwells, school club memorabilia, etc.

Anyone who might have items relating to any Glasgow school's history and are willing to donate it to the Pioneer Museum are encouraged to call any of the members of the steering committee for this project. Persons to call include Bunky Sullivan, Dorothy Kolstad or Kitty Lou Rusher.

Part of the expenses for this project has been underwriten by leftover money donation from the last All School Reunion. It is understood that other communities in the county will also have space for a display they might want to put together.
MSU-Northern Students Named to Fall Semester Honor Roll The Montana State University-Northern Fall semester honor roll lists 283 students. To be included in the honor roll, students must carry a minimum of 12 credits and earn a grade point average of 3.25 or better.
Melani Garsjo Fort Peck
Erin Archambeault Glasgow
David Christianson Glasgow
Erika Hinz Glasgow
John Knierim Glasgow
Jason Schakosky Glasgow
Kristi Swanson Glasgow
Cindy Barnard Hinsdale
Shari Linda Lett Malta
Heather Losleben Malta
Douglas Ost Malta
Robert Simanton Malta
Beth Welch Malta
Dale Dunning Nashua
Sanders Shumway Nashua
Barbara Bucklin Outlook
Daniel Pewonka Saco
Keith Gustitis Scobey
Trevor Wasson Whitewater
Daniel Christianson Wolf Point
Luke Pedersen Wolf Point
Jiro Pedersen Wolf Point
Unemployment statistics have been released for the month of December, 1999.

Montana's rate is 5.3% compared to 5.9% a year ago. The 1998 population is farthest to the left below, followed by the labor force, labor force employed, unemployed, then the current rate and finally last year's rate.

Valley 8,195 4,579 4,378 201 4.4% 4.8%
Roosevelt 10,987 4,617 4,159 458 9.9% 9.2%
Phillips 4,821 2,343 2,185 158 6.7% 7.8%
Richland 10,105 5,637 5,362 275 4.9% 6.4%
Sheridan 4,269 2,073 1,960 113 5.5% 6.0%
Garfield 1,393 956 906 50 5.2% 5.0%


Montana Senator Conrad Burns today introduced a bill authorizing $10 million in federal funds for the construction of a multi-species, warm-water fish hatchery on the Fort Peck Reservoir.

Burns' bill authorizes construction of the hatchery using the findings from an Army Corps of Engineers' feasibility study. Burns earlier spearheaded an effort to get the Army Corps of Engineers to devote $125,000 for the study. In addition, private Montana companies and other entities offered $125,000 in matching funds for the study.

"This hatchery is important to the health of Montana's rivers, and it also has potential to make eastern Montana the best place to fish in the region," Burns said. "Good fishing translates to more tourism and high-paying jobs. I look forward to working with the rest of Montana's congressional delegation to see the hatchery through to its completion."

The state has only one other warm-water fish hatchery, which is located in Miles City. That hatchery is already running at maximum capacity. Burns said he hopes that the Fort Peck hatchery will contribute to increased recreation in eastern Montana and improve the strength of fish populations in Montana's rivers and lakes. The project began a year and a half ago when a group of Montanans began pushing the idea. Working with Walleyes Unlimited of Montana and other groups, Citizens for the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery has successfully brought the hatchery closer and closer to being a reality.

"This hatchery is going to supply warm-water fish throughout the state," said Chuck Lawson of Citizens for the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery. "We see growing fishing pressure on our waters in Montana, and we need to keep pace."

The Montana Legislature also threw its support behind the hatchery, passing a bill that creates a hatchery stamp that will be sold along with Montana fishing licenses. Proceeds from the stamp will be used for operation and maintenance of the hatchery.
Debbie Brey, program manager for the Army Corps of Engineers Planning Assistance to the States Program, said that the total cost of the hatchery is still unknown, but should be clear by the end of March, when the Army Corps of Engineers completes its inquiry into the project. Current estimates hold that the hatchery will need about $10 million, but the bill may change when the Army Corps of Engineers releases its final cost estimate.

The Montana Highway Patrol and the Glasgow Police Department along with other Eastern Montana Law Enforcement Agencies were involved in a high-speed chase Tuesday night.

According to Highway Patrol officer Mitch Willett, he received a report of a missing vehicle Tuesday evening just before 6pm. Just minutes later he sighted the white 1993 Pontiac Bonneville that had been reported missing from behind Killions in downtown Glasgow. Willett then followed the vehicle west on Highway 2 and lost sight of the car.

He then backtracked into Glasgow and sighted the car at the old Country Café location, parked next to a pickup that had been reported stolen from Wolf Point earlier in the day. The two stolen vehicles then sped out of the parking lot and headed west with the Highway Patrol vehicle and a police car from the Glasgow Police Department in pursuit.

The pickup stolen from Wolf Point ran out of gas between Hinsdale and Saco and the suspect, a male juvenile, was apprehended, placed under arrest and transported back to Glasgow by the Glasgow Police officer.

The Montana Highway Patrol continued pursuit of the stolen car through Saco and Malta until the car went through a roadblock put up by another officer with the Montana Highway Patrol. They had installed stop sticks in the road and the vehicle suffered a blown right front tire but proceeded another mile down the road.

The suspect then fled on foot and was apprehended later Tuesday evening by the Fort Belknap Tribal Police. The juvenile male is currently in custody on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

According to Highway Patrol Officer Mitch Willett, during the chase speeds reached up to 100 miles per hour at times.

The Glasgow Police Department was involved in the chase for 39 miles while the Highway Patrol was involved for 109 miles on U.S. Highway 2. Willett told Kltz/Mix 93 news that the investigation is continuing and no charges have been filed against the two juveniles as of Wednesday morning.

More 2000 election filings have been released:
St. Marie Fire District
1 year term Clarence Guy
1 year term William Brooks
3 year term Bill Silver
3 year term Roland Blanks
3 year term Thelma Whitman
3 year term James Elrod
3 year term Bert Huff
Hinsdale County Water & Sewer District

Election to create a Hinsdale County Water & Sewer District will be held by Mail Ballot on April 19, 2000.

The closing date for filing for director is Friday, February 4, 2000. The election of the proposed HCWS will also include the 5 directors:
Ralph Ellsworth
Roger Henschel
Scott Jaynes
Thomas Fisher
JuDee Blockhus
Charles Barstad
Bill Schultz

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture has released news regarding both the Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament this summer, and the Ice Fishing Tournament set for February 19th.

As of Tuesday, the Ice Fishing Tournament is still on, according to Tim Newton. Newton noted that there was 9 inches of ice in the marina bay where the tournament is set to be held, which is enough ice to safely fish. Proceeds from the Ice Fishing Tournament will benefit the P.W.T. fishing tournament set for this summer.

As for the Governor's Cup Fishing Tournament, the tourney has already reached it's 200 team limit. The annual fishing event is set for July 5-8 on Fort peck Lake. If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list (in case someone drops out) contact the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture at (406) 228-2222.


A 48-year-old Scobey self-employed farmer stockman has filed as a Republican for House District 96 in the Montana House of Representatives. Scobey native Lee Humbert officially filed with the Montana Secretary of State last week.

As of Monday, Humbert was the only official candidate for the seat currently held by Republican Sam Kitzenberg.
Humbert was born and raised in Scobey and graduated from Scobey High School. He attended college at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman. He also served 2 years in the U.S. Army Infantry.

In a press release, Humbert outlines some attributes that he believes he can take to the Montana Legislature. Those attributes include common sense, a willingness and ability to listen, years of membership and leadership in church, civic, and professional organizations and a quick and analytical mind, to analyze issues and thoughts. He characterized himself as a fiscal conservative who supports agriculture and adequate local educational funding with the fewest strings attached.

He also mentioned that the more governance and decisions that can be made locally the better.

Humbert also said that he has supported and will continue to support the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum and the Fort Peck Warm Water Fish Hatchery.

House District 96 is comprised of a portion of Valley County along with all of Daniels County. The district has been represented since 1995 by Republican Sam Kitzenberg who is leaving the House of Representatives and trying to win a Montana State Senate seat.

The National Weather Service is conducting a survey regarding NOAA Weather Radio content. The Glasgow office is looking for your input regarding the programming on the radio and what changes you'd like to see in the future. Questions include:

Which transmitter do you listen to?
Is our reception reliable?
What is the most important weather product to you?
What area weather observations would you like to hear?

You do not have to give your name, but if you'd like to be entered in the drawing for an official rain gauge, please include your name at the bottom of the survey. You can obtain the survey sheet from the National Weather Service office, by calling 228-4042 or by accessing the National Weather Service site. To go directly to the survey, click here.

RADIO-THON  Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum 2/19

There was over seventeen thousand dollars contributed in the Glasgow area 

Some Photos and a list of Interview from the Radio thon.

The show begins with an introduction of the Interpretive Center and a progress report from the board of directors.

    Mvc-003f.jpg (76089 bytes)   Mvc-004f.jpg (73275 bytes)

Interview with Dr. Keith Rigby, paleontologist from the University of Notre Dame.

Live interview with United States Senator Max Baucus regarding federal efforts to help the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and Museum.

Interview with Jim Smrcka, who will discuss the foundation beign created to benefit the Interpretive Center.

Mvc-018f.jpg (63204 bytes)   Mvc-020f.jpg (63870 bytes)   Mvc-013f.jpg (70924 bytes)

A conversation with Roy Snyder of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Roy is the project director at Fort Peck and will be instrumental in the completion of the Interpretive Center .

An interview twith Everett Russel of the CMR Wildlife Refuge. Hedrick will give a history of the CMR and will explain how the CMR will be part of the Interpretive Center,

Live interview with Montana Senator Conrad Burns.

Interview with Brian Norr, who is chief architect of the Interpretive Center.

Tim Murphy, government official with the Bureau of Land Management in Miles City. He will discuss the role the BLM will have with the Interpretive Center.

Interview with Montana Lieutenant Governor Judy Martz.

Mvc-007f.jpg (50293 bytes)       Mvc-008f.jpg (75188 bytes)      Mvc-010f.jpg (72087 bytes)

Interview with Montana Congressman Rick Hill.

Interview with Linda Deck of the Smithsonian Institute. Deck is currently working on a committee to help design the Center. Deck has designed many of the dinosaur exhibits at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

A conversation with Dr. David Gregory, who visited China recently searching for dinosaur fossils with Dr. Rigby.

Ann Elder of the Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado. She will discuss her role in helping design the Interpretive Center.

Mvc-011f.jpg (70837 bytes)    Mvc-012f.jpg (76204 bytes)    Mvc-019f.jpg (61924 bytes)

Interview with Dr. David Baird, an international museum designer who has helped in designing the Interpretive Center.

Nate Murphy, curator of the Phillips County Museum. Murphy is a known expert on dinosaurs in eastern Montana and will explain the type of exhibits that could be on display in the Interpretive Center.

Interview with Dr. Keith Rigby of the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Rigby will discuss his recent trip to China and how discoveries in China could be displayed at the Interpretive Center.

Mvc-014f.jpg (57228 bytes)     Mvc-016f.jpg (64929 bytes)     Mvc-017f.jpg (67655 bytes)

Sweetheart Skate (2-13)
Hi-Line Youth hockey Held their annual sweetheart skating at the rink across from the Quick &Tasty. 

Mvc-028f.jpg (14704 bytes) Mvc-027f.jpg (10458 bytes) Mvc-025f.jpg (7653 bytes)

Beef Quality Assurance(2/10)

Mvc-007f.jpg (34569 bytes) Pictures and story by Verlin Koenig. Mvc-001f.jpg (75216 bytes) Cheyenne Cundall Entering BQA tag's in to the computer.

On Thursday February 10th the Cornwell Ranch hosted a BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) producer training and beef tagging session at the Langen Feedlot South East of Glasgow. Quinn Holzer & Cheyenne Cundall Montana Beef Network Coordinators from the Montana Stock growers Association Office in Helena, conducted the session. Upon completion of the BQA Training, ranchers went to the corrals to tag the feeder calves with the new non-reusable EID (electronic ID) tag. The tag has a unique number and internal coil antenna & transponder. This tag will allow the feeder to track each animal and report to the rancher how well they did.

Mvc-002f.jpg (66606 bytes) Quinn Holzer Placing  ID tag's  Mvc-003f.jpg (64808 bytes)

 When the beef animals reach a desirable slaughter weight of about 1250 Ibs., they are sent to a processing plant, where the EID tag will allow the grader to match the results of the carcass,( hot carcass weight, ribeye area, yield & quality grade etc. )to the EID tag number. 

Mvc-004f.jpg (25213 bytes) BQA Ear tag that can be Scanned to identify the animal. Mvc-005f.jpg (85784 bytes) Computer and scanner

This data is then sent to the rancher, who will then know exactly how their animals produced. Montana ranchers have always produced a very desirable product, and now with the Montana Beef Quality Assurance Program they have a very valuable tool to help them meet the needs of you, the beef consumer. For further information on the BQA program contact Verlin Koenig, Valley County Agent at (406) 228-8221 Ext. 41

Mvc-009f.jpg (73527 bytes)

Quality beef carcass in the cooler  Make Quality steaks on the store Shelf Mvc-011f.jpg (65445 bytes) Mvc-010f.jpg (72431 bytes)

Area National Guard training February 4-6, 2000, Battery C 1-190th FA BN, Malta & Glasgow conducting outdoor Howitzer certification training in preparation for annual training during June 2000.


On Tuesday, February 8th at 7:00 pm in the Glasgow High School Theatre, the Middle School performers put on the play "Someone Save My Baby Ruth or... Foil That Villain".  Here are a few pictures from the evenings performance:

1.jpg (39239 bytes) 2.jpg (39436 bytes) 3.jpg (51981 bytes) 9.jpg (48975 bytes) 8.jpg (39668 bytes)
Ernest Noble (played by Keefe Farr) and Penny Candy (played by Sable Sampson) and Baby Ruth Sidney Swindle (The Villain!) played by Luke Hystad Taffy and Toffee (played by Jess Hall & Taylor Moorman) Hubert & Tom (played by Spencer Marsh & Kyle Bilger) Ernest Noble , Penny Candy, and Praline Candy (played by Sarah Szczepaniak) The Candy Shoppe's Clerks:
Taffy and Toffee
11.jpg (41445 bytes) 10.jpg (51995 bytes) 13.jpg (47379 bytes) 14.jpg (55789 bytes) 12.jpg (55888 bytes)
The villains: Sidney Swindle and Aba Sourball (played by Sarah Thompson) The Boo-Hiss Girls:
Denise Enebo &
Brianne Saxbury
The Candy Cooks:
Farron Heit (played by Mike Unger ) & Cindy Grade (played by Kristen Waarvik)
A crowd at The Candy Shoppe Penny Candy,Praline Candy, Taffy and Toffee

Joan Carol Track Clampitt

Joan Carol Track Clampitt of Oswego died of natural causes at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point on February 19th. Seh was 65. Wervices will be February 24th at 1 pm at Bell Chapel in Glasgow, with burial in King's Memorial Cemetery in Wolf Point. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Poplar in 1934 and raised in Wolf Point; she has been in the Frazer area for the last 40 years. She married Frank Clampitt in Malta and they have been married over 40 years. She enjoyed making star quilts, going to basketball games, bingo and branding cattle. She raised her grand-daughter Renee and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was the last survivor of the original Track family.
Survivors include her husband Frank of Oswego; 3 sons: Charles of Wolf Point, Frank of Oswego and Ken of Frazer; 1 daughter, Joan Keiser of Wolf Point; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

Ivan L. Miller

Ivan L. Miller, 86, died February 17th at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow of natural causes. Services will be Tuesday, February 22nd at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow with burial in Highland Cemetery. Reverend Jay Ashbaucher is officiating and Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
He was born in Lane, South Dakota, in 1913 and married Helen Dascher in 1937 in Glasgow. After their marriage they lived in Omaha and Buffalo, New York, where Ivan was in airplane wing construction. They also lived in Lane, South Dakota, before coming to their farm in Montana in 1954, where they have lived since. In May 1988, Ivan and Helen were named Valley County Senior Citizens of the Year. Ivan enjoyed horseshoe pitching, bowling and pool. He enjoyed his friends and neighbors. Helen died in July 1998.
Survivors include 1 son, Randy Miller of Chandler, Arizona; 3 grandchildren and 1 sister, Wilma Noyes of Wessington Springs, South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen in 1998 and son Larry in 1988.

Jace Campbell

Jace Campbell, infant son of Dannielle Hanneson and Ryan Campbell, was stillborn on February 18th. Services were held in Glendive on February 21st at Zion Lutheran Church.
Jace Campbell is survived by his parents of Glendive, grandmother Floranne Hanneson, grandfather Bob Campbell, great grandmother Bev Gallagher and several aunts & uncles.

Mildred Todd Ellison 

Mildred Todd Ellison, age 97, died Tuesday, February 15th, 2000 at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 19th, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow. Burial will be at the Highline Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements

Mildred was born December 31st, 1902 in Luverne, Minnesota. She moved to Montana with her parents in 1914. She married George Allison in October 1923 in Miles City and they ranched near Jordan, Montana and later lived in Wheeler during the construction of the Fort Peck Dam. They moved to Glasgow in 1941. She married Walter Ellison in 1956 and they lived in Absarokee and Glasgow where he died in 1976.

Mildred is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Hurly of Glasgow and Merle Hanneman of Mesa, Arizona, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.