Fire At DQ; Siren Sticks (Posted Tuesday, November 26, 2002 6:28
The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a car fire
in the Dairy Queen parking lot Tuesday afternoon at 1:30pm.
According to Fire Chief Ed Stein, the carburetor on a 1961 Corvair
backfired and a few wires caught fire. Stein told Kltz/Klan that
the fire was virtually extinguished when the Fire Department arrived.
On another note, the siren that is used to call the firefighters
apparently got stuck and rang for several minutes.
Bus Accident (Posted Tuesday, November 26, 2002 6:26 PM)
The Montana Highway Patrol responded to a school bus
accident 18 miles north of Nashua on Friday afternoon. According
to the patrol, a 48-passenger school bus was northbound on the north
Nashua road when the bus drifted to the right side of the road into
the barrow pit and hit an access road.
The bus then went airborne and landed in a field off
There were 3 passengers in the bus: 2 boys, age 8 and 10, and a
girl age 14. The bus driver was 67 year old Leon Doucette of Nashua.
All were transported to the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in
The accident is still under investigation and no citations have
Fish-cleaning station under
construction at Rock Creek FAS (Poste Monday, November 25, 2002
By next summer
anglers in the Rock Creek area of Fort Peck Lake will be able
to conveniently clean fish and dispose of fish waste at a
new cleaning station. The unit is located just north of the
Rock Creek Fishing Access Site in the lake’s Big Dry
This handicapped-accessible facility will
include a fish-cleaning unit with one basin, an open-sided
shelter with lighting and a parking area.
Construction of the facility resulted from a cooperative
partnership of Walleyes Unlimited of Montana, U.S Army Corps of
Engineers and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. All three entities
recognized a pressing need for the cleaning station and all contributed
financial support. This month the Corps completed the earth-moving
work required for the drain field and installed the septic tank.
“With the tighter and tighter budgets that natural-resource
agencies are facing, these partnerships between agencies, the private
sector and non-profit organizations are going to become more common,”
says Woody Baxter, regional parks manager for FWP. “The public
wins with this type of cooperation.”
Announced (Posted Monday, November 25, 2002 7:19 AM)
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced December 13, 2002 as
the ending date for the Livestock Compensation Program (LCP).
Signup began October 1, 2002 to provide immediate
financial assistance to livestock producers in counties that had
received a Secretarial drought and disaster designation.
Eligible livestock include beef cattle, dairy cattle,
buffalo, beefalo, sheep and goats.
As of November 22, 2002, $1,105,575 of financial assistance
has been provided to Valley County livestock producers.
For further information regarding LCP, contact your
local FSA office. The Glasgow office number is (406) 228-432.
Man Dies In Accident (Posted Monday, November 25, 2002 7:16 AM)
(AP) A Malta resident man died early Saturday when
his vehicle went off Big Sky Road, about a half-mile west of U-S
191, rolled over an embankment and landed in a fork of the Gallatin
The Montana Highway Partol has identified the man
as 25-year-old Ryan Maxie of Malta.
Maxie was thrown from the vehicle and died at the
scene. Heavy fog was reported in the region at the time. (Copyright
2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
National Weather Service
releases all-time Glasgow records (Posted Friday, November 22, 2002
The National Weather Service has released
some of the climate records for Glasgow . The coldest temperature
ever recorded in Glasgow was on February 15, 1936, at -59°.
The hottest was 113° in July, 1900.
The latest freeze was on June 9, 1928, and the earliest freeze on
August 23, 1928. The earliest measurable snowfall was on September
13, 1970, and the latest measurable snowfall on June 8, 1950 (1.3
The wettest year was 20.85 inches in 1938; the driest was 6.74 inches
in 1984. The snowiest season was the winter of 1951-52, with 60.9
inches; the greatest snow depth 26 inches in February, 1916. The
longest continuous snowcover: 158 days, from November 1978 to April
The wettest month was June, 1923, with 10.29 inches of moisture;
the driest was a trace in Augus, 2001, and six other months.
The record rainfall for 24 hours was 4.99 inches in August, 1985;
the most snowfall in 24 hours was in November, 2000, at 12.1 inches.
The highest wind recorded was 82 m.p.h. in July, 2000.
For more weather statistics, visit the National
Weather Service Glasgow record page.
Judge Steps Down From Deputy
Case (Posted Thursday, November 21, 2002 10:26 AM)
District Court Judge John McKeon has recused himself
from a case involving Valley County and a former Sheriffs Department
The case involves Sterling Silver, an employee of the Valley County
Sheriffs Department until his termination by Sheriff Dick Wessler
on September 19th.
Silver filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Wessler and Valley County
in October asking the court to reinstate him to position as a Deputy
Sheriff, order payment of any lost wages and award punitive damages
for malicious and wrongful termination.
Valley County has hired Sidney attorney Jacque Best as their legal
counsel. Best will also represent Sheriff Wessler in this legal
matter. The Valley County Commissioners passed a resolution providing
Wessler with legal counsel in the case and also providing protection
for him in any monetary judgments are issued against the Sheriff.
Valley County has filed court documents asking for a summary judgment
on all claims in favor of the county and they are also asking the
court to dismiss the case.
District Court Judge John Warner of Havre has taken over the case
In the court documents, Sterling Silver claims that Sheriff Wessler
wrongfully terminated his employment without cause and with malice.
He also alleges that Wessler terminated him employment because Silver
reported violations of public policy in the Sheriffs Department.
Judge Warner has not yet acted on the case.
Glasgow To Receive Playground
Grant (Posted Thursday, November 21, 2002 10:24 AM)
The city of Glasgow is in line to receive a grant
of $24,500 for playground equipment for two city parks.
Glasgow Public Works Director Jon Bengochea told the Glasgow City
Council that the cities grant application has been transmitted to
the National Park Service for final approval.
The grant is from the 2002 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant
The grant was written by Bengochea with help from the Montana Department
of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
seek information about deer poaching incident (Posted Wednesday,
November 20, 2002 9:54 AM)
Montana’s Fish Wildlife & Parks game wardens are looking
for information leading to the conviction of the individual(s) who
left two gutted whitetail does on the Fossum Block Management Area
west of Glasgow. The deer were left there sometime between Nov.
9 and Nov. 13, 2002.
If you have any information regarding this wildlife crime, please
call FWP’s Region 6 headquarters at 228-3700 in Glasgow, local
game warden Kelly Friede at 228-4184 or department’s 1-800-TIP-MONT
hotline. The public’s help is greatly appreciated and callers
who contribute information leading to the arrest and conviction
of the offenders may be eligible for a reward.
Judge Rules On County Land
Proceed Dispute (Posted Wednesday, November 20, 2002 7:17 AM)
District Court Judge John Warner has issued a
judgement in a lawsuit filed against Valley County by four county
Grazing Districts and the Hinsdale School's. The suit is over the
sale of county owned land by the Valley County Commissioners.
Judge Warner ruled that proceeds from the sale of the land must
be apportioned between the school districts and Valley County. The
commissioners had planned to use the proceeds from the sale of the
land to help run county government.
Neither the Hinsdale School District nor the Grazing
Districts had contested that the county could sell the land but
the school had contended that the proceeds must be apportioned and
distributed between the county and schools.
The Grazing Districts also didn't contest that
the county could sell the land but they sought a court judgement
that states when county owned land is sold the county must give
the lessee, permittee, or licensee of the land preference to purchase
the land at an amount equal to the highest bidder at any sale.
When the commissioners started the process of selling the land,
the county owned 44,000 acres of county owned land and the plan
was to sell just over 4000 acres of land every year for 10 years.
The county currently has an estimated $200,000 in the bank from
the proceeds of the county owned land that has already been sold.
Judge Warner ruled that those proceeds must be apportioned between
the applicable school districts and Valley County. According the
Valley County Commissioner Dave Reinhardt, that split is 80% for
the schools and 20% for the county. Judge Warner also ruled that
the county doesn't have to give preference to the current lessee
as claimed by the Grazing Districts. He also ruled that each party
must pay their own court costs in the case.
Commissioner Dave Reinhardt told Kltz/Klan that Valley County will
continue to look at selling county owned land.
Superintendent of Valley
County Schools Resigns (Posted Wednesday, November 20, 2002 7:13
Valley County Superintendent of Schools Edith Scott
has resigned her position effective on November 15th.
According to the Valley County Commissioners, Scott has moved to
Earlier this year the Commissioners voted to combine the Superintendent
position with that of the Valley County Clerk and Recorder. On January
1st, Lynne Nyquist the current Clerk and Recorder will take over
the duties of the position. In the meantime the position will remain
vacant until the first of the year.
Scott challenged Nyquist for the position of Valley County Clerk
and Recorder/Superintendent of Schools in the June Democratic Primary
but was defeated.
12-year-old Poplar boy fatally
shot (Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2002 7:43 AM)
(AP) A 12-year-old Poplar boy is dead, killed by a
sixth-grade classmate in what appears to be an accidental shooting.
Fort Peck Tribal Police say it happened Sunday, after a hunting
Investigator Terry Boyd says an eleven-year-old boy
called 9-1-1 at about 4:30 Sunday afternoon, and said he'd accidentally
shot his friend. Police found Chaskay Ricker dead at the younger
Boyd says the boys had just returned home from a hunting
trip. No charges have been filed, and Boyd says circumstances surrounding
the shooting are under investigation.
The principal at Poplar Middle School -- Joel Stuber
-- says the two friends had just completed a hunter safety course.
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Board Named (Posted Mon day, November 18, 2002 10:13 AM)
(AP) An owner of Milk River Genetics of Harlem has
been elected to a two-year term on the Montana Angus Association's
board of directors. Kathy Creighton-Smith replaces Bill Davis of
Also re-elected to the board last month were Jeff
Younkin of Glasgow and Steve Harmon of Lavina.
Creighton-Smith's company offers embryo transfer services,
recipient programs, embryo sales and export work. She owns and operates
the business with her sister, Linda Creighton. Creighton-Smith and
her husband, Jay Smith, operate the Gilbert Ranch, which has been
in continuous operation since 1930. The ranch runs a commercial
cow and farming operation. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press.
All Rights Reserved.)
Phillips County Among Recipients Of Conservation
Reserve Enhancement Money (Posted Monday, November 18, 2002 6:30
(Great Falls-AP) -- Farmers and ranchers in nine Montana
counties will be paid to repair the banks of the Missouri and Madison
rivers. The 57 million dollar program was authorized by U-S Agriculture
Secretary Ann Veneman.
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program will
pay landowners up to 150 acres to restore the riverbanks up to one
mile back with native grasses and trees. They would also receive
an annual rental payment, but they have to keep the land out of
production for ten to 15 years.
The program could involve 26-thousand acres in Blaine,
Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Gallatin, Fergus, Lewis and Clark,
Phillips and Madison counties.
Nearly eleven million dollars of the funding is coming
from P-P-L Montana, as a condition of keeping its licenses to manage
its nine Missouri River dams. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated
Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Cooperatives Lose Money To
Worldcom Bankruptcy (Posted Sunday, November 17, 2002 12:17 PM)
(Havre-AP) -- Some Montana telephone cooperatives
are feeling the pain of World Com's bankruptcy. Co-ops across the
region are reporting losses of up to 400-thousand dollars in long-distance
access charges owed to them by the telecommunications giant.
But under bankruptcy rules, WorldCom is not required
to pay roughly three months' worth of access fees it owed when it
declared bankruptcy in July. For small, rural telephone cooperatives
like Montana's, the fees can amount to 200-thousand dollars a month
or more, a substantial part of their profit margin.
Three-Rivers Telephone Cooperative in Fairfield
says it's owed between 300-thousand and 400-thousand dollars --
roughly a third of its profit margin for 2002. Triangle Telephone
Cooperative would not say specifically how much money it lost, but
officials say it's well over 100-thousand dollars.
WorldCom owes the Nemont telephone cooperative,
headquartered in Scobey, roughly $157,000, accounting manager Kathy
Greenwood said. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights
Authorities Release Name
Of Crash Victim (Posted Saturday, November 16, 2002 8:02 AM)
The Montana Highway Patrol has released the name of
a woman killed in a single vehicle accident near Vida on Wednesday.
She was 22 year old Bobbie Jo Loberg of Wolf Point.
The patrol says the woman's car left the right side
of the highway, overcorrected, skidded sideways across both lanes,
went off the left side of the road, and rolled. The woman was ejected
from the car, and was dead at the scene. (Copyright 2002 by The
Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
School Board Notes (Posted
Thursday, November 14, 2002 7:19 PM)
The Glasgow School Board met in regular session on
Wednesday evening. The board heard a request from John Labonty to
reconsider their decision from earlier this year to add Girls Softball
to the extra-curricular offering. Labonty suggested that the board
instead add girls tennis. The board didn't take any action on the
request but did decide to take up the matter again at their December
The school board agreed to add security cameras on
all school buses at a cost of $1800 per bus. The funds for the cameras
will come out of the school transportation budget. These cameras
will not only record activities on the bus but will also record
the actions of the bus itself including the bus speed and when turning
lights are used.
The board discussed the gymnasium floor at the Glasgow High School.
The floor has having problems with moisture in the sub-floor which
is causing warping on some areas of the gym surface. The district
has hired an architect to look at the problems and they believe
they have found the source of the moisture in the sub-floor. Apparently
a drain pipe across the west end of the gym which had been thought
to be abandoned was not. The board approved work to block off the
pipe completely to hopefully stop the moisture underneath the gym
floor. The architect also told the school board that a new gym floor
would cost an estimated $140,000.
School Superintendent Glenn Monson updated the board on increased
utility costs for the school district. Utility costs for the three
schools have increased 26 percent for this school year. Most of
those costs are electrical because heating costs are down at the
High School and Middle School. Monson told the school board that
school district staff are working at bringing those electrical costs
down. The total cost for utilities for the Glasgow School district
average $144,450 for 12 months.
The school board also clarified the travel policy for the 5th and
6th basketball program.
The district policy forbids the teams from traveling to other communities
for tournament and games. The policy though doesn't prohibit parents
from taking individual team members to play in tournaments. Those
teams won't be representing the Glasgow school system and the school
district won't have any liability with those teams.
Woman killed in rollover
near Vida (Posted Thursday, November 14, 2002 10:10 AM)
(AP) A woman was killed in a highway accident
last night between Wolf Point and Circle. The Montana Highway Patrol
says it happened at 10:30 p-m on state Highway 13, about four miles
south of Vida .
The patrol says the woman's car left the right
side of the highway, overcorrected, skidded sideways across both
lanes, went off the left side of the road, and rolled. The woman
was ejected from the car, and was dead at the scene. Her name has
not been released.
It was Montana's 224th highway death this year,
compared to 196 at this time a year ago. (Copyright 2002 by The
Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Accident (Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2002 5:32 PM)
The Glasgow Police Department continues an investigation
into a vehicle-pedestrian accident that occurred Monday afternoon.
The Glasgow Police told Kltz/Klan that 81 year
old Galen Maas was driving a 1928 antique Ford northbound on Sixth
Avenue South and was approaching 2nd Avenue South when hit a pedestrian
crossing between the Post Office and Western Drug. 91-year old Warren
Gamas was crossing the street and was knocked down by Maas's vehicle.
Gamas suffered a broken leg and was transported
to the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital by ambulance.
The Police Department told Kltz/Klan that no
citations have been issued and the investigation continues.
Court Asked To Overturn Indian Tax Ruling (Posted Tuesday, November
12, 2002 6:25 AM)
(AP) Montana has asked the U-S Supreme Court to
overturn a ruling by its own highest court, that says the state
can't tax an Indian-owned business on the Fort Peck Reservation.
The Montana Supreme Court ruled earlier this year
that Flat Center Farms Incorporated is immune to state taxation,
just as its Indian owner, Kim Murray, is immune. The company is
a wholly Indian-owned business that operates solely on the reservation.
The case raises questions of tribal sovereignty,
how far the arm of state taxation can reach onto reservations, and
whether other court rulings on the issue apply in this case. Flat
Center was incorporated under state law in 1993 and under tribal
law three years later. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press.
All Rights Reserved.)
Unemployment Statistics Released
(Posted Monday, November 11, 2002 7:13 AM)
The Montana Department of Labor has released unemployment
statistics for the state for the month of September.
In Valley County, the unemployment rate in September
this year was 2.1%, down from 3.3% in September, 2001.
Surrounding counties: Phillips County: 2.6% Roosevelt
County: 6% Richland County: 4.3% McCone County: .8% Daniels County:
The Montana rate was 3.1% and the U.S. rate was
5.4% for September.
For more information, visit the Department of
Labor statistics site at: http://rad.dli.state.mt.us/pubs/sib.asp
Veteran's Day Programs Set
(Posted Monday, November 11, 2002 7:07 AM)
VFW Post 3107 will be hosting the Glasgow Veteran's
Day Program today at 10:30 a.m., at the Glasgow Civic Center.
The guest speaker for the program is Senior Master Sgt. Royce Shipley,
who is retired from the Air Force and is currently employed as an
Air Force Civilian at Malstrom Air Force Base.
Musical entertainment for the program will be provided by the Glasgow
High School Band and EQ's.
At noon the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary will
host a potluck at the VFW Post.
Opheim will also be having a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Opheim
High School Gym starting at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be
State Representative Jeff Pattison.
The Veteran's Day Celebration in Nashua will be held tonight at
5:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center.
(Posted Sunday, November 10, 2002 10:30 PM)
Sometime between August 24, 2002 and August 26, 2002 a Caterpiller,
that was parked near the Canal Road and Bentonite Road was vandalized.
The lower drivers side door window was broken out by unknown persons.
Sometime on the evening of September 3, 2002, numerous items were
stolen from the West End Campground. Items include fishing poles,
tackle boxes and tackle, a boat cover, rain gear, and a Lowrance
fish finder. Value of the items stolen is over $3,000.
Sometime on the evening of September 16, 2002, a black Rubbermaid
toolbox was stolen from a pickup parked at El Cor Del. The toolbox
contained a tow rope and jumper cables along with other items. The
tooIbox is three feet long and one foot deep.
On the evening of October 11, 2002, numerous items were stolen from
a trailer parked at the Cottonwood Inn. These items include a DeWalt
drill, a DeWalt drill and trim saw kit, a DeWalt hammer drill, a
Malco Magnetic sweeper with hopper, a DeWalt shears, extension cords,
a pop riveter, a Craftsman 254 piece tool set and box, a hammer
stapler, a Stihl chainsaw and a 17 piece hole saw kit.
Sometime around October 18, 2002, a large transformer at the Whatley
substation was shot twice. One of the shots also damaged a cooler
that leaked oil. Two 9mm shell casings were found on the Whatley
Road near the substation.
Sometime around October 18, 2002, several power tools were stolen
from a garage in Nashua. Some of the items include a Makita 18 volt
drill and saw, a 14 volt drill, a black battery, a 14 volt drill
with a red battery and a Porter/Cable circular saw.
Sometime over the weekend of November 3, 2002, a mower tractor belonging
to Valley County was vandalized. The tractor was moved and then
rolled down a hill, causing major damage.
Anyone having information on these crimes or any other crimes is
asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-2226. The caller will
remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.
Wolf Point Manager Honored
(Posted Friday, November 8, 2002 8:52 AM)
(Great Falls-AP) -- The manager of Ag-Land co-op
in Wolf Point has been named the cooperative manager of the year.
The Montana Farmer Union gives out the annual George Stolz Cooperative
Manager of the Year Award. Vinger has managed the Wolf Point co-op
for 27 years. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights
Chamber Board Has Four New
Members (Posted Friday, November 8, 2002 8:47 AM)
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
has four new members on the board of directors after a vote on Thursday.
The new members are Tara Wesen, Sarah Swanson, Nikki Friede and
The four were chosen in balloting that took place during a monthly
board meeting at the chamber office in Glasgow.
The new members will replace Dave Riggin, Laurie Barnes, Doris Leader
and Sam Knodel who are all leaving the board.
New officers were also elected on Thursday. They include:
President- Bruce Glennie
1st Vice President- Stan Ozark
2nd Vice-President- Kari Prewitt
Treasurer- Todd Wagner
Past President- Delvin Hackwith.
The new officers and board members will take office in January.
calls initiate successful wildlife investigations (Posted Thursday,
November 7, 2002 5:58 PM)
Game wardens may wear the badge and the uniform, but it’s
often the vigilance of Montana’s landowners and sportsmen
that enable wardens to make cases against wildlife violators.
A few incidents that have occurred in this fall’s hunting
seasons in northeastern Montana illustrate the effectiveness of
these unofficial deputies. In most cases, an eye for detail and
prompt reporting enabled Fish, Wildlife & Parks game wardens
to apprehend suspects, often within minutes of a crime.
An incident in northern McCone County last month wouldn’t
have been readily resolved without a citizen tip, says Warden Dave
Loewen. He received a TIP-MONT call in early October that someone
was shooting at deer from a vehicle.
“I was near that area when I got the call,” says Loewen.
“The caller had left a good description of the vehicle, which
I was able to locate within minutes of arriving. Upon investigation,
two juveniles under the age of 14 had been driving and allegedly
shooting at deer. The father of the two was charged with allowing
children under 14 to possess and use a firearm without adult supervision.”
In a handful of other cases, landowners or fellow hunters called
the TIP-MONT line to report hunters shooting from a roadway or without
first obtaining landowner permission.
Prompt reporting of these cases, along with precise vehicle descriptions,
have allowed wardens to contact the offenders and issue citations.
Acting on information received from a landowner just outside Glasgow
that hunters were shooting pheasants from the Tampico Road, Valley
County Warden Kelly Friede ran the license plate information provided
and contacted one of the suspects. The man admitted his wrongdoing,
and Freide issued citations for shooting from the road and hunting
without landowner permission.
Wardens suspected a second hunter was involved but were unable to
make contact in the field. But the “second individual called
the office and explained that he had made a mistake while hunting
and wanted to turn himself in,” reports Friede. “We
issued citations for the same charges that the other individual
In another case, a concerned citizen contacted TIP-MONT even before
a wildlife crime occurred.
“This case shows that you don't really know who will turn
you in,” says Warden Tom Chianelli in Plentywood. “An
informant called TIP-MONT requesting to speak to a warden about
something that was going to happen in the next few days. The informant
told me about a large group of individuals from the western U.S.
who planned to hunt during a closed season. The information proved
to be very accurate and I was able to apprehend this group for hunting
during a closed season and possessing illegal game animals.”
The kicker, says Chianelli, is that the informant is the lifelong
hunting partner of the offenders, “but was fed up with the
friends' habitual habits of violating hunting laws.”
The element these incidents share, besides the successful investigation
of wildlife crime, is that the cases were reported by concerned
citizens who called 1-800-TIP-MONT, the toll-free statewide hotline
for wildlife violations. Callers to the number may remain anonymous
and may receive a reward for information that leads to the arrest
and conviction of violators.
On the opening day of this fall’s big-game season, the hotline
received more than 90 calls from across the state, a record. Region
6 wardens stress that prompt calls and precise information are the
key to rapid and successful responses.
Montana game wardens need the assistance of hunters, landowners
and the general public to help make and solve cases,” says
Chianelli. “I'd like to remind folks that they can always
call the TIP-MONT hotline or the residence of any of us wardens
with any information. It’s rewarding to see that people are
concerned about Montana's wildlife resources. There are lots of
eyes out there, and the tips that we receive show that hunters are
County Reaches Plea Agreement
(Posted Thursday, November 7, 2002 5:55 PM)
The Valley County Attorney has reached a plea agreement
with Glasgow resident Trent Kinzell on two different cases.
On November 1st, Kinzell agreed to an agreement that would have
him plead guilty to three charges of felony sexual intercourse without
These charges come from three separate incidents that occurred in
September of 2001.
Valley County alleged that Kinzell had sexual intercourse with a
female who was less than 16 years of age at the time of the incidents.
As part of the plea agreement, two other charges were dropped by
the Valley County Attorney.
The agreement states that Kinzell will plead guilty to the three
felony charges and will be given 12 years of incarceration at the
Montana State Prison for each count. If the Judge agrees with the
plea agreement the prison time will be suspended.
Kinzell must also pay full restitution to the victim, register as
a sexual offender and participate in a sexual offender treatment
If the case had gone to trial and Kinzell had been found guilty,
he could have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Also on November 1st, Kinzell entered into a plea agreement regarding
two felony drug charges leveled against him. Kinzell had been charged
with two felony counts of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs
relating to an incident on December 22nd of 2001 when Kinzell allegedly
sold marijuana to an undercover drug agent.
The plea agreement drops one count of criminal distribution of dangerous
As part of the plea agreement Kinzell will be given a five year
deferred sentence, spend eight days in the Valley County Jail and
also he is set to be fined $1500.
Judge David Cybulski of Plentywood has yet to sign off on the plea
agreement reached between Valley County Attorney Ken Oster and Trent
Press Release From The Corps (Posted Thursday, November 7, 2002
As the seasons change dramatically in northeastern Montana, the
fall colors heighten when the cooler temperatures dip to freezing
and winter is noted as just around the corner.
At Fort Peck Lake, and other Missouri River areas and communities
across the Hi-Line it is important to partake safely in a variety
of seasonal recreation opportunities during fall and winter.
There are many opportunities available to the public in northeastern,
Montana, during the fall and winter seasons. Just a few of these
recreational opportunities are: hunting, fishing, hiking, snow mobile
treks, camping, skating, skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing and
Because the temperatures and wind direction can change at a moments
notice, the weather can become extreme and hazardous in a matter
of minutes. It is important to be prepared for any and all out door
conditions and emergencies when recreating this fall and winter.
The Fort Peck Lake Office and Natural Resource ranger staff would
like to share a few safety tips and resources for the hardy outdoor
Always let someone know before you go. Give clear directions, distance,
location and approximately how long you plan to be gone, with a
friend, co-worker or family member, before you leave on your outdoor
Always have a cell phone or radio with you. Remember that cell phones
and radio signals do not always work effectively in remote areas.
Make sure your vehicle has a full tank of gas. Remote areas seldom
have services. You may need that extra fuel on the return trip or
the vehicle may become your safety haven in an emergency situation.
If you get disoriented, lost or stranded in a snowstorm, always
stay with your vehicle.
Be prepared for a weather change or emergency. Carry an emergency
survival kit with you at all times.
Make sure you have a warm sleeping bag, fire starter and matches,
high energy and high protein snacks and water, that will last for
at least twenty-four hours.
Dried fruit, nuts, jerky, trail-mix, crackers and granola bars are
just a few good energy food sources, if you get cold or stranded.
(Carry a thermos of hot liquids, like soup or cocoa, when out for
a day trip.)
Carry an extra change of warm clothes, including a pair of warm
socks, gloves and hat in your survival kit. These can help you stay
warm, dry and comfortable, while you are waiting for help to arrive.
Once the lakes and ponds freeze, ice fishing becomes a very popular
outdoor activity social event in northeastern, Montana. Do not venture
out on the ice during the winter, unless you know it is safe and
you are prepared.
Here are some ice safety tips:
Remember it is impossible to judge the strength of ice by its appearance,
thickness, daily temperature, or snow cover alone. Ice strength
is actually dependent on all four factors, plus depth under the
ice, the size of the water and water chemistry and current distribution
of the load on the ice.
Wait to walk out on the ice until there is at least 4 inches of
clear solid ice.
Thinner ice will support one person, but since ice thickness can
vary considerably, especially at the beginning and end of the season.
Four inches will provide a margin of safety.
Some factors change the ice thickness including flocks of waterfowl,
schools of fish and vegetation. They can generate warmth that will
thin and weaken ice, and even opens holes, where water pools, due
to ice thaws.
Go out with a buddy and keep a good distance apart, for distribution
of the load on the ice, as well as for safety in a rescue attempt,
if one of you should fall through the ice.
The other will be able to attempt a rescue with rope or other rescue
Snowmobiles and ATV’s need at least 5 inches and cars and
trucks need at least 8 to 12 inches of good clear, strong ice.
Contact your local sports shops, marinas or specific state or federal
agencies to get information about ice fishing areas and specific
Wear a life jacket. Life vests or float coats, when recreating out
on the ice, provide excellent floatation and protection from hypothermia
(loss of body temperature).
Carry a pair of homemade ice picks or even a pair of screwdrivers
wired or tied together with a few yards of strong rope or cord attached.
These can help pull yourself back up onto the ice, if you fall in.
Remember to make sure the handles are wooden, so in case you drop
them in your struggle, to get out of the water, that they do not
go straight to the bottom!
Avoid Driving on the ice whenever possible. Traveling in a vehicle,
especially early or late in the season, is an accident waiting to
happen. Out of every 117ice fatalities occurring, an estimated 68
% involved a vehicle.
Be prepared to bail out in a hurry, if you use a vehicle, unbuckle
your seatbelt and have an emergency plan of action, if you do break
through. Safety experts recommend driving with the windows down
and doors ajar, for an easier escape. Move the car or vehicle frequently.
Parking in one place for long periods of time can weaken the ice.
Don’t park near cracks and watch for pressure ridges or ice
Do not drive across the ice at night or in heavy snowfall. Reduced
visibility increases your chances of driving into open water, going
through weak ice areas.
Check at the access if there are signs that indicate aeration in
operation on the lake. Aeration keeps water open to provide oxygen
for fish. The ice can be significantly weakened and thinner for
many yards beyond and around, where the ice is open.
Above all avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol increase chances for
hypothermia and increases the likelihood that you or your companion
may make a mistake that will cost you or your companion their life.
If you have specific questions or need additional information, please
contact the Fort Peck Lake Office at (406) 526-3411.
Body of Wolf Point Man Found
(Posted Thursday, November 7, 2002 6:39 AM)
Authorities say a body found in a grove of trees near
Devils Lake, North Dakota has been identified as that of a Montana
man last seen in Grand Forks four months ago.
Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Hamre says the decomposed
body is that of 19-year-old Russell Turcotte of Wolf Point. Medical
and dental records were used to make the identification.
Hamre says the death is being investigated as a homicide.
But he says there are no suspects -- and the cause of death is not
yet known. The state medical examiner's office is conducting an
Hamre says the decomposed body was found by someone
looking for missing cattle earlier this week. It was found in a
shelterbelt about 12 miles northwest of Devils Lake, along U-S Highway
Two. The sheriff says it appears the body had been placed where
it was found, and it may have been there since late July or August.
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Chamber Elections Set For
Thursday (Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2002 8:07 AM)
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
will be electing four new board members at their regular monthly
board meeting on November 7th.
The four current board members who are leaving include Dave Riggin,
Laurie Barnes, Doris Leader and Sam Knodel.
There are a total of seven candidates who are vying for the four
positions on the chamber board of directors.
Those candidates include Tara Wesen, Sarah Swanson, Debbie Cornwell,
Nikki Friede, Josh Rector, Luke Hystad and Zach Burner.
The top four vote getters will be the new chamber board members.
The new officer slate for the chamber board:
1st Vice President-Stan Ozark
2nd Vice President-Kari Prewitt
Today (Posted, Tuesday, November 5, 2002 6:33 AM)
Today is election day and polls are open in Valley
County from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. except in Lustre, which is open from
noon to 8 p.m. Visit Town & Country's Election
||House District #
|Glasgow Civic Center
|Glasgow Civic Center
|Nashua School Library
|Frazer Community Hall
|Lustre Grade School (PP 10)
|Courthouse Community Room
|Fort Peck Rec Hall (PP 11)
|Hinsdale Legion Hall
|Opheim Northern Electric
For election results, visit Town
& Country's election page.
To Balance Water Levels (Posted, Monday, November 4, 2002 8:55 AM)
(Bismarck, North Dakota-AP) -- Officials hope increased
releases from North Dakota's Garrison Dam this month will balance
levels in big reservoirs, including Fort Peck Lake.
The Army Corps of Engineers says levels in Fort Peck
and in Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe in North Dakota, are several
feet below normal. Dry conditions plaguing the entire basin compound
Jody Farhat works in the Corps' Missouri River Basin
Water Management division in Omaha, Nebraska. Farhat says the increased
releases this winter also will help hydropower production. (Copyright
2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Group Formed (Posted Monday, November 4, 2002 8:46 AM)
(Miles City-AP) -- A new organization calling itself
"Montanans for Responsible Energy Development" has been formed in
Chairman Mack Cole says they will promote the development
of wind, water, bio-diesel, oil, solar, and other alternative energy
sources. About 50 local and state public officials, business people,
and citizens are in the group.
Circle rancher Todd Kasten says new technology can
add significant economic benefits to struggling eastern Montana
communities. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights
Ailene Kamla Aitken
Ailen Kamla Aitken, 84, passed away from natural causes
at her home south of Glasgow on Friday, November 29th. Services
will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at the First
Congregational Church in Glasgow with Reverand Emory Robotham officiating.
The burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell
Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Ailen was born in Scobey on November 21st, 1918 to
Jack Kamla and Anna (Goode) Kamla, and then the family moved to
Cut Bank and back to Glasgow. When World War II broke out, she and
her movther moved to Seattle and Ailene worked for the Boeing Corporation
for 6 years as a riveter and inspector. After the war she moved
back to Montana and taught school in Whitewater, Kalispell and Hinsdale.
In October of 1953, Ailene married Walter "Scotty"
Aitken in Glasgow. They moved to the ranch in 1957 where she has
since resided. She was a member of the PEO, Sunflower Art Club,
Retired Teachers, Eatern Star, AA, Alanon, and Wittmayer Grazing
Surviviors include her brother, John Kamla of Havre.
Hazel V. Myxter
Hazel Virginia Myxter, 82, who celebrated life by
surrounding herself with loving family and devoted friends, passed
away from natural causes at her home in Glasgow on Sunday, November
24th. Services will be held at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow
on Wednesday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m. with Reverand Martin Mock
officiating. A procession will follow in the Highland Cemetery.
Bell Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Following the services,
family and friends are welcome to pay their respects at Hazel's
home, located at 631 7th Street North. Rememberances and contributions
in Hazel's memory can be made to the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow.
Hazel Bakken was born in Wolf Point on May 31st, 1921.
She attended high school in Glasgow, graduating in 1939. Soon after,
Hazel met Chet Myxter, and they were married on May 6th, 1941. Chet
and Hazel had three children, and worked and lived in Glasgow until
they moved to Kirkland, Washington in 1963. While in Washington,
Hazel worked for Boeing as an executive secretary until 1986. After
retiring, Chet and Hazel moved back to Glasgow in 1990 to be closer
to their life-long friends. Chet died in 1993 at the age of 81.
Hazel loved to spend time with her friends, and enjoyed volunteering
her time at the First Lutheran Church, as well as assisting with
church services at Valley View Nursing Home.
Survivors include: 3 children, Mary Myxter of St.
Clair Shores, Michigan, Russ Myxter and his wife Lynn of White City,
Oregon and Pete Myxter and his wife Pam of Twisp, Washington; 1
sister, Margaret Vig of Shelton, Washington; 12 grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by her husband Chet, brother
Virgil Bakken, sister Irene Miner and grandson Kenny Myxter.
Hazel was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,
and will be remembered for her tender heart, sharp wit and great
sense of humor.
Ryan Paul Maxie
Ryan Paul Maxie, 25, a member of the Montana National
Guard and an accountant, passed from an automobile accident on Saturday,
November 23rd near Big Sky, Montana. Services will be at 10:00 a.m.
on Wednesday, November 27th at the Malta Lutheran Church with Military
Honors following. Cremation will take place follwoing the funeral.
Adams Funeral Home and Hi-Line Crematory are in charge of arrangements.
Ryan was born October 9th, 1977 at Glasgow to Robert
and Billie Rae (Campbell) Maxie. he was raised and educated in Malta,
where he graduated from Malta High School in 1996. Ryan enlisted
in the National Guard in his Senior year of high school. He attended
University of Montana and Montana State University studying accounting.
Ryan was the Student Body President his senior year
of high school, served as class president his sophmore and junior
years. He was a member of the National Honor Society and was a Boys
State Delegate. Ryan was a Confirmed Member of Malta Lutheran Church
and was a past member of the Malta Luther League. He enjoyed fishing,
hunting and his daughter, Dylan Sky.
Survivors include: 1 daughter, Dylan Sky Weakly of
Bozeman; parents, Robert and Billie Rae Maxie of Malta; 2 brothers,
James Maxie and Eric Maxie of Missoula; paternal grandparents, James
and Cora Maxie of Malta; maternal grandparents, J.W. and Delores
Campbell of Malta; niece, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Myron A. Brown
Myron A. Brown, 82, passed away from natural causes
at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on Friday, November
22nd. Services will on Tuesday, November 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the
Graveside Service at the Highland Cemetery with Reverand Lonnie
Eidson officiating. The burial will be in the Highland Cemetery
in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Myron was born on July 2nd, 1920 in Glasgow to Howard
Brown and Clara Anderson Brown. He was raised on the Missouri River
on 9th Point and attended grade school there. He moved to Glasgow
in 1938 and then attended High School in Hinsdale. He worked for
the Great Northern before entering the service. Myron also was in
the CCC before the war and served in the Navy on the USS Enterprise
during World War II. Myron was a brakement for the Great Northern
until his retirement in 1978 when they moved to Oregon.
Survivors include: wife, Inez Brown of Washington;
1 step-daughter, Bonnie Mitchell of Washington; 2 sisters, June
Coleman of Glasgow and Dot Morrison of Sun City, Arizona; and 1
brother, Gordon Brown of Glasgow.
Amanda R. Mullen
Amanda R. Mullen, 86, passed away from natural causes
at her home in Glasgow on Thursday, November 21st. Services will
be held on Tuesday, November 26th at 11:00 a.m. with Reverand Martin
Mock officiating. The burial will be in the Highland Cemetery in
Glasgow. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Amanda was born on February 16th, 1916 in Glasgow
to John Hopstad and Sofie (Brendhaug) Hopstad. She was raised, attended
schools, and lived her entire life in the Glasgow area. On April
29th, 1934 Amanda married Thomas R. Mullen in Glasgow. She was a
housewife until she went to work at the Glasgow Stock Yards from
1952 to 1961. Then she went to work as a cook for the Glasgow School
system, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed traveling, camping, sewing,
and embroidering. She was a member of the Sons of Norway, received
the Degree of Honor, and was in Sarah's Circle. She also belonged
to the Home Demonstration Club, Senior Citizens, and enjoyed playing
Survivors include: 2 sons, Richard Mullen of Glasgow
and Michael Mullen of Burnsville, Minnesota; 4 daughters, Patricia
Wilson of Glasgow, Karen Hanvold of Glasgow, Yvonne Cole of Houston,
Texas and Susan Henderson of Glasgow; 2 sisters, Olive Mullen of
Glasgow and Jennie Brydon of Great Falls; 1 sister-in-law, Gwen
Hopstad of Glasgow; 21 Grandchildren, 32 Great-Grandchildren and
4 Great-Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann
Roberts; 1 grandson, Gary Hanvold; and 2 brothers, Hank and Haaken
Frank A. Clem
Frank A. Clem, 67, passed away from heart failure
at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on Wednesday,
November 20th. Services will be at the Calvary Baptist Church in
Glasgow on Monday, Nov. 25th at 11:00 a.m. There will be a private
family burial. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrrangements.
Frank A. Clem was born on February 17th, 1935 in Atchison,
Kansas to Edgar and Minnie Tulle Clem. He was raised in Atchison,
and graduated from Atchison High School. His father had a family
farm and worked for the railroad. His father played baseball for
the semi-pro St. Louis Cardinals farm system. After graduation,
Frank was an airplane mechanic at the Kansas City Flying Service
and also an auto mechanic. He married Mary Yassen at Elk Point,
South Dakota on March 30, 1959. He served in the US Air Force from
1957-1961. He was stationed in Sioux City, Iowa when Frank and Mary
met at a restaurant. After marriage, Frank was transferred to Glasgow
Air Force Base. Frank and Mary lived in Glasgow ever since.
Frank worked as an auto mechanic and equipment operator
until retiring in 1981. He stayed active with car mechanics, especially
antiques, and as a help-meet was unsurpassed and enjoyed visiting
Survivors inlcude: wife, Mary Clem of Glasgow; 1 son,
Frank Jr. of Glasgow; 2 daughters, LaWana and husband Ward Grewe
of Glasgow, MT and Twyla Clem-Isakson of Glasgow; 1 brother, Raymond
Clem of Atchison, Kansas; 3 sisters, Mary Wilburn of Atchison, Kansas,
Delores Bonnel of Atchison, Kansas and Rose Faught of Cummings,
He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, 2 sisters
and his close nephew Henry Conrad of Clarksville, Tennessee.
David C. Funk
David C. Funk, 91, of Lustre passed away at the Frances
Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on Sunday, November 17th. Visitation
will be held Thursday, November 21st for family and friends, from
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Clayton Memorial Chapel. Funeral services
will be held at the E.M.B. Church in Lustre at 11:00 a.m. on Friday,
November 22nd with Pastor John Skillman officiating. Interment will
be in the Bethel Lustre Cemetery. Clayton Memorial Chapel is in
charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Gideons, Box
232, Wolf Point, MT 59201.
David was born November 28th, 1910 in Biggar, Saskatchewan
to Cornelius and Mary Funk. He lived there as a young boy and moved
to the Lustre community when he was 4 years old where his family
homesteaded. In his younger years, he hearded sheep and worked on
harvest crews. He was the mail carrier in the Lustre and Frazer
communities for 12 years.
Dave married Bertha Rahn on September 26th, 1937 and
they lived in Frazer for 9 years. They then moved to the Lustre
community in 1948 where he farmed and ranched. In his retirement,
he continued to help on the ranch until his death.
Dave had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed riding
a good horse, breaking colts, braiding ropes, hauling bales, and
playing his accordian. He is remembered by his grandchildren for
being their driving education instructor. Dave loved people and
he loved Jesus.
Survivors include: his wife, Bertha of 65 years of
Lustre; 1 son, Gary & Roxann Funk of Lustre; 2 daughters, Arlene
& Henry Stakset of Tacoma, WA and Carol & Eldon Toews of
Miles City; 1 sister, Rose & Bob Koski of Geyser, MT; 11 grandchildren,
and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers,
4 sisters, and 1 son LaVern.
Norman Daley, 86, passed away of natural causes on
Friday, November 8th. Memorial services were held Wednesday, November
13th in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Valley County native.
Norman was born north of Nashua to early day homesteaders,
Rose and John Daley. He lived in this area for several years before
relocating to Las Vegas where he was a businessman for over 40 years.
Local survivors include: 1 brother, Earl Daley; 1
sister, Doris Maas; sister-in-law, Frances Daley; and several nephews
and nieces in the area.
David R. Helland
David R. Helland, 39, passed away from heart failure
at his home in Glasgow on Tuesday, November 12th. Services will
be on Friday, November 15th at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church
in Glasgow with Reverand Martin Mock officiating. The burial will
be in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary is in charge
of the arrangements.
David was born on May 7th, 1963 in Glasgow to Ronald
and Joan Helland. David lived in Glasgow his entire life, graduating
from Glasgow High School in 1981. He worked at the Glasgow Courier
during high school up until 1994. Then he went to work for The Print
Shop. He was a master printer.
David played football and was on the 1980 Class A
Championship team. He was a State Class A Wrestling Heavyweight
Champion in 1981. He was very lucky to be selected to represent
the State of Montana wrestling in Germany in the summer of 1980.
David enjoyed fishing, playing pool and darts.
Survivors inlcude: mother, Joan Helland of Glasgow;
2 brothers, James Helland of Denver, CO, Tom Helland and his wife
Lynette of Thornton, CO; 4 sisters, Karen Link and her husband Tom
of Thornton, CO, Elizabeth Knowlton and husband Harry of Hayward,
WI, Stephanie Eayrs and husband Monte of Fallon, MT, Jennifer Fewer
and husband James of Glasgow; 3 uncles, Frank Helland of Glasgow,
John Wetterling and his wife Pearl of Everett, WA, Charles Wetterling
of Apache Junction, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Ron Helland
in March 1988.
David was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly
Jalmer O. Flom
Jalmer O. Flom, 70, passed away from natural causes
at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital on Monday, November 11th.
Services will be on Friday, November 15th at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer's
Lutheran Church in Nashua. The burial will be in the Nashua City
Jalmer was born on September 17th, 1932 in Scobey
to Julius and Olga (Udahl) Flom. Jalmer attended schools in Harlem,
McCone County and Nashua. He served in the US Army in the 24th Division
in Korea. When he returned he worked construction and farmed. He
married Sandra Hedges at Nashua in 1957. Sandra worked as a waitress
in Bainville while he was working on construction. They lived in
the Los Angelos Area until 1960. Jalmer had lived in the Nashua-Fort
Peck area until 1965. Sandra passed in 1993. Jalmer enjoyed animals,
baseball, hunting, fishing, and was always willing to help family
Survivors include: 1 son, James Flom of Sun River;
1 daughter, Jeri Flom of Portland, Oregon; 1 brother, Kermit Flom
of Nashua; 6 sisters, Phyllis Houston of St. Marie, Geraldine Dahl
of Glasgow, Joyce Fuhrmann of Great Falls, Karen Fuhrmann of Nashua,
Jackie Bird of Nashua, Betty Flom-Voeller of Minot, North Dakota.
Lynn Russell Hinton
Lynn Russell Hinton, 42, passed away suddenly while
working on Monday, November 4th. Services will be on Saturday, Nov.
9th at 11 a.m. at the Scobey Lutheran Church. The burial will be
in the Scobey Cemetery.
Lynn was born May 18th, 1960 in Scobey to Jim and
Shirley Hinton. Lynn attended school at Scobey, graduating in 1979.
He married Linda Sletten of Peerless on September 3rd, 1983. They
made their home in Nashua, and he worked construction with his Uncle
Leroy Siefert for 25 years.
Lynn was a member of the Daniels County 4-H, Scobey
Jaycees, Nashua Bowling League and enjoyed fishing, boating &
hunting. Lynn was very well known for his handy work, organizing
family functions, gardening, and helping anyone in time of need.
Survivors include: his wife, Linda of Nashua; parents,
Jim & Shirley Hinton of Scobey; 3 brothers, Ed (Debbie) &
family of Scobey, Randy (Susan) & family of Palmer, Alaska and
Perry (Lori) of Westmont, Illinois; 1 sister, Linda McCormick (Al)
& family of Billings; Grandmother, Eva Siefert of Glasgow.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Edward
Siefert & Vera Waters.
Lynn will be remembered and greatly missed by his
family and friends for his kindness, and his special love &
affection shown to his nieces & nephews.
Kenny Dahl of Glasgow, 78, died of a heart attack
on Monday, November 4th at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital
in Glasgow. Services will be on Friday, November 8th at 11 a.m.
at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Reverand Martin Mock
and Pastor John Stroupe officiating. The burial will be in the highland
Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Kenny was born February 9th, 1924 in Wolf Point to
Henry F. Dahl and Naomi (Potter) Dahl. Kenny grew up on the family
farm in the Lustre Community. he graduated from Glasgow High School
in 1942. He also attended college in Bozeman until he returned to
the farm where he stayed for 47 years, working as a farmer and rancher.
On May 29, 1952 Kenny married Gerry Flom at the Nashua
Lutheran Church. He farmed and ranched 37 years in Lustre with his
brothers John and Gary Dahl. He moved to Glasgow in April of 1989
and continued to farm in Kintyre until his death.
Kenny started flying in 1944, and owned an airplane
before owning a car. He enjoyed flying, served on the Lustre School
Board for 9 years, the Equity Board of Wolf Point for 9 years, the
Valley Livestock Board as Vice President of the Fiddler's Association,
and was an area trustee for the Yellowstone Boys Ranch for 22 years.
He was a member of the Sons of Norway, Elks Club, and Southeastern
Montana Fiddlers. He and Gerry traveled extensively and also enjoyed
dancing and playing cards.
Survivors include: his wife, Gerry of Glasgow; 2 sons:
Russ and wife Tammi of Nashua, Gordon and wife Shay of Dallas, TX;
2 daughters: Lori Nichols and husband Bryce of Lustre, Linda Stroupe
and husband John of Lewistown; 1 sister: Beverly Roberts of Glendive;
1 brother: Gary of Lustre; and 10 grandchildren: Kristofer, Jacynta,
Ryan, Jason, Arica, Rylan, Alysa, Kurtis, Kenneth, Keriana.
He was preceded in death by his son Floyd Dahl, granddaughter
Jasmine Dahl, and brother John Dahl.
The pallbearers will be all the grandsons: Kris Dahl,
Rylan Nichols, Kurtis and Kenneth Stroupe, Ryan and Jason Dahl.
Vivian Siewing of Saco, 71, died of cancer on
Saturday, November 2nd at the Phillips County Good Samaritan Center
in Malta. Services will be on Wednesday, November 6th at 11 a.m.
at the Saco Lutheran Church with Reverend Martin Mock officiating.
Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery in Saco. Bell Mortuary
is in charge of arrangements.
Vivian was born in 1931 at the Buen family farm north of Nashua
to Asle and Anna Buen. She graduated from Nashua High School in
1949 and married ARnold Siewing in 1949 in Glasgow. They made their
home on the farm north of Saco where they raised 6 children.
Vivian’s greatest love was taking care of her children and
grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed all
aspects of farm life. Her numerous interests included dancing, gardening,
baking, card playing, sewing, music, fishing, basketball, horseshoes
and watching the Chicago Bulls on TV. She was a life-long member
of the Saco Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible
School and was also a member of WELCA.
Survivors include: her husband, Arnold; 2 sons: Paul (Leona) Siewing
of Malta, David (Dori) Siewing of Saco; 3 daughters: Myrna (Tom)
Roberts of Mesquite, Texas, Carolyn (Jay) Yeska of Saco, Roberta
(Greg) Christopherson of Saco; 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren,
3 sisters: Clara Siewing of Saco, Agnes (Hartvik) Garsjo of Nashua,
Berniece (Ernie) Kummerfeldt of Glasgow; 2 brothers: Arthur (Eleanor)
Buen of Nashua and Harold (Lila) Buen of Nashua; and numerous nieces
She was preceded in death by her son Anthony Lyle Siewing in April,
1977, a grandson, Adam Wayne Siewing in August, 1981, and her sister
Thelma Garsjo in June 1980, and by her very special friend and sister-in-law
Vivian was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Shirley Rae McPherson
Shirley Rae McPherson, 66, died after a 6-year battle
with cancer at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on
November 3, 2002. Services will be Thursday, November 7th at 11:00a.m.
at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Reverend Martin Mock
officiating and the burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Bell
Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Shirley began her life with her parents, Ralph and
Florence Sandsness in Bozeman, MT on October 24, 1936. After her
parents divorced, Shirley was raised by her mother, Florence, and
her stepfather, Merlin Sparrow, whom she considered her dad. A new
addition to the family, her brother, Clayton, completed the family
portrait. She attended school at the Mike Horse Mine, in Lincoln,
MT, and finally in Helena, MT. While attending school, Shirley worked
at two of Helena's historical businesses, the Parrot Confectionary
and the Marlow Theater, and eventually, at Mountain Bell, where
she retired in 1986, after completing 27 years of service. In 1989,
Shirley opened her own business, Video Delite, Shirley's Tanning
and Toning, and 4th Street Espresso, where she enjoyed visiting
with her many customers over the years. Due to health issues, she
later sold her business and moved part time to Helena to be near
her Doctors. Shirley married Glen Roberts in 1953 in Boulder, MT
and brought a daughter, Denise Rae into the world. She later married
Jerry McPherson in 1956 in Fort Peck and added 4 additions to her
family-Michael Thomas, Dawn Marie, and twins Michelle Rene and Marcelle
Tene. Her children were her greatest joy and passion, and she was
their best friend as well as their mother.Shirley loved life and
all it had to offer. She filled her life with many hobbies, which
included ceramics, flowering, crocheting, collecting Barbies, crystals,
and cookbooks. Her greatest hobbies were cooking and her family.
Shirley is survived by and deeply missed by her brother
Clayton Sparrow (Arlene), her daughters Denise Howard (Jeff Howard),
Dawn Thompson (Tom Thompson) and Shelly Degele (Rock Degele) and
son Mike McPherson (Linda McPherson), her much loved grandchildren
Brett and Beau Howard, Tommy and Cole McPherson, Rocky and Josh
Thompson, Gerry and Brandi Brabeck, and Ashley and Jessie Vold,
her step grandchildren Hans and Dolan Sevalstad, her great grandchildren
Jordan and Devon Brabeck, and Keagan Thompson, along with her aunts
Patty Cameron and Mae Welch, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceeding Shirley in death is her daughter Marcelle
and her parents Merlin and Florence Sparrow, along with several
aunts and uncles.