Thanksgiving Day Dinner Set For Thursday (Posted
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 08:53 AM)
The 13th annual Valley County
Thanksgiving day Dinner will be held
at the Glasgow
Citizens Center located at 328 4th Street south. The traditional
meal, which is sponsored by community volunteers, is free of
charge and open to everyone. Serving is from Noon until 2:00p.m.
information call Ruth Ann Hutcheson at 228-8392.
Valley County Transit will operate on Thanksgiving
Day from 12noon to 2p.m. For a ride to grandma's house or to
attend the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Glasgow Sr. Citizen
call 228-TRIP (8747).
damage hunts begin Dec. 1 in Region 6 (Posted Wednesday, November
26, 2003 08:47 AM)
A special game-damage hunting season for deer and elk in northeastern
and north-central Montana will begin Monday, Dec. 1 and extend
through New Year's Eve.
Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Region 6 Supervisor Jim Satterfield
has approved three separate hunts, but they have the same aim:
reducing numbers of big game that have descended on landowners'
hay and crop land because of drought conditions and early winter
Here are the hunt details:
* Antlerless White-tailed Deer: Hunters can buy up to two antlerless
white-tailed deer licenses valid in the eastern half of Region
6, roughly from Saco east to the North Dakota border. Specifically,
the game-damage hunt includes hunting districts 670, 630, 631,
632, 640, 641, 651, 650 and 652. All unused deer licenses and permits
that were valid anywhere in Montana during the 2003 regular season
will be valid for this antlerless whitetail damage hunt, including
unused Deer A licenses and any unused Deer B permits, even those
issued for mule deer. In addition, FWP will issue another 750 antlerless
whitetail licenses valid in the hunting districts detailed above.
Each hunter can buy up to two of these additional tags, which will
be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. While the licenses
will be sold at full price to residents ($8) and non-residents
($75), the 10 percent quota on non-residents does not apply to
this damage hunt.
* Antlerless Mule Deer: Game damage in the Bear Paw Mountains south
of Havre and Chinook has prompted a late hunt for mule deer in
hunting districts 680 and 690. Hunters will be allowed to use any
unused 680 or 690 antlerless mule deer B license issued in the
drawing for this late hunt, which also runs Dec. 1-31 but is limited
to private lands only in those hunting districts. An additional
300 antlerless mule deer licenses will be sold on a first-come,
first-served basis. Hunters can buy a maximum of two of these additional
* Antlerless Elk: Elk hunters in the Bear Paw Mountains are also
being asked to participate in a special game-damage hunt that will
run Dec. 1-31 in hunting districts 690 and 680. The hunt is open
only to those hunters who drew an elk permit for District 690 in
the special drawing. Unused either-sex and antlerless permits for
archery and rifle hunting are both valid, but hunters will be allowed
to harvest only antlerless elk.
Those 690 permits are also valid in Hunting District 680.
These special game-damage seasons are designed to reduce numbers
of ungulates that are eating hay bales, winter wheat and alfalfa
on agricultural land. The combination of prolonged drought and
early winter conditions has reduced available habitat, even as
populations of deer and elk have recovered from the winter of 2000-2001.
While depredation on private land may intensify if winter conditions
worsen, Satterfield says that a December special season is preferable
to a late-winter hunt.
We need to get ahead of game damage now, rather than react later," he
We prefer that hunters harvest these animals rather than having
department staff or landowners kill them later. In December, hunters
can differentiate bucks and bulls from does and cows, so we shouldn't
get any incidental harvest of male animals. Plus, deer and elk
are still in good physical condition, which may not be the case
by the end of the winter, so they provide better table fare."
Satterfield noted that FWP contracts for Block Management cooperators
extend through Dec. 15, so hunters can still be steered toward
Block Management properties.
Additional licenses for the antlerless whitetail hunt and for the
Bear Paw mule deer hunt will be available for purchase through
any ALS provider statewide starting Monday morning, Dec. 1. All
normal big-game regulations apply to this late season, including
the requirements to wear hunter orange, obtain landowner permission
and properly validate licenses and tag carcasses.
For information on the game-damage hunts, valid hunting areas or
licensing, contact FWP's Glasgow headquarters at 228-3700.
Highway 2 Association To Hire Consultant (Posted
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 08:44 AM)
annual meeting of the Highway 2 Association was in Cut Bank, MT
on Saturday, November 8, 2003. The main topic of discussion was
the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) currently underway on Highway
2 between Havre and Fort Belknap scheduled to be completed in July
Association President Bob Sivertsen stated, “We’re
concerned with the study so far, as it seems there is a mind set
among those doing the study and the Montana Department of Transportation
that that unless one has a robust economy there is no need for
a four lane Highway.” Sivertsen continued, “We’ve
been on a decline for several decades in Northern Montana. While
4 for 2 is not the solution it is the first step to reinvigorate
the economy in these communities. “
The Association voted to hire an outside consultant to evaluate
the ICF economic study that is one segment of the EIS.
Sivertsen said, “ The outcome of this EIS will have a huge
impact on the future of the #2 corridor. If the study doesn't recommend
4 for 2, it will be all uphill for the Highway 2 corridor, while
those communicates with at least a four lane continue to grow.” Sivertsen
urged public participation in upcoming meetings on the EIS and
the economic development report. Highway 2 Association -2- November
At the meeting, Sivertsen was reelected President of the Highway
2 Association. Sam Kitzenberg of Glasgow was elected to be a Director
at Large and Vice President. Dick Wiens of Glasgow was elected
Bob Hellinger of Shelby was appointed to represent Toole County
on the Board of Directors. Bill McCauley of Cut Bank and Frank
Smith of Poplar were reappointed to the Board.
The Highway 2 Association is working to enhance economic development
in the entire Montana Highway 2 corridor with the top priority
being the construction of a four-lane highway.
Coaching Staff Filled
(Posted Friday, November 21, 2003 07:38 AM)
The Glasgow School Board has filled out the coaching
staffs for Glasgow winter activities.
They approved the hiring of Glenn Hageman and Arleen Archambealut
as varsity assistant girls basketball coaches. Plus Kay Sukut and
John Labonty were hired as Junior High girls basketball coaches.
The board also approved the hiring of Kyle Nielsen and Nate Miller
as varsity assistant boys basketball coaches and Ryan Malmin as
junior high coach.
The wrestling program will include Dana Hallock as varsity assitant
coach and Jay Billingsley as junior high wrestling coach.
City Moving Ahead On New Meter Purchase (Posted
Thursday, November 20, 2003 07:20 AM)
The City of Glasgow is moving forward with a
plan to purchase new water meters for residents in the city. Glasgow
is currently struggling with the current water meters which are
outdated and replacement parts aren't available.
The city council has been looking at the possibility of new water
meters for some time now but the issue came to a head two months
ago when they started the process of increasing water and sewer
rates with part of the increased revenue to pay for the new water
A public outcry stopped the proposed increase in its tracks and
the council started looking at the possibility of purchasing the
water meters without an increase in water and sewer rates.
Glasgow Mayor Willie Zeller told Kltz/Klan that new water meters
would cost an estimated $500,000. The city would borrow the money
from a low-interest state fund to pay for the meters. Zeller said
the city would save money by replacing the current meters because
they wouldn't have to pay for individuals to read the meters house
by house and business by business. The new meters could be read
at the city office. The city council also believes that the current
meters aren't giving a correct reading and the new meters would
be more exact on how much water is being used by each city resident.
The council is proceeding by calling for companies that sell water
meters to make a presentation to the city council on their product.
Enrollment Increases In Glasgow School District
(Posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 07:18 AM)
to increase in the Glasgow school system according to
He told the school board on Wednesday night that the latest enrollment
count for K-12 is 796 students. That compares to 767 students
at this time last year. Enrollment has even increased from October
when their were 785 students in the school system.
A portion of the increase is contributed to a class in the Alternative
School program in place at the Glasgow High School. The program
is for students who didn't complete their high school education
and want a diploma. Their are currently 11 students in the program
and people are now being turned away because the class is full.
The class meets Monday through Friday from 3-5pm at the Glasgow
Knodel Is New Fire Chief (Posted Wednesday, November
The Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department has a new
Fire Chief after elections were held Tuesday night.
Firefighters elected Jeff Knodel as the new Fire Chief and elected
Tim Nixdorf and Brien Gault as Assistant Chiefs.
Knodel who has 11 years of service with the fire department replaces
Ed Stein who vacated the position but will remain with the department.
Knodel will officially start his duties on January 1st.
Department Hires New Deputy (Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2003)
The Valley County Sheriff's Department has hired
Nashua native Carl Laumeyer as a new Deputy Sheriff.
Laumeyer has a degree in Police Science from Dawson Community College
in Glendive and started his new job on November 8th. He will attend
the Montana Law Enforcement Academy starting on January 5th to become
a certified law enforcement officer.
Also, two deputies will soon complete their law enforcement training
and will graduate from the academy. Mary Jo Anderson and Kevin James
will graduate on December 5th.
The hiring of Laumeyer gives Valley County Sheriff Glenn Meier a
full force of deputies.
Baucus Says Funds For
Fort Peck Fish Hatchery ‘Done
Deal’ (Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2003 07:21 PM)
(Washington, D.C.) –Montana Senator Max Baucus helped secure
an additional $7 million for the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery today
as the Senate passed the final version of the energy and water
spending bill for fiscal year 2004, sending the measure to President
Bush for his expected signature.
Baucus put funding for the hatchery as his “top priority” in
the spending bill because, he said, the project will help “create
jobs and boost the economy in northeastern Montana.”
I’m glad Max put the hatchery as his number one priority,” said
Chuck Lawson, chairman of Citizens for Fort Peck Fish Hatchery. “From
the beginning, Max and the delegation have been a driving force
in Congress for the hatchery. Max clearly understands how important
this hatchery will be to jobs, recreation, and the economy in this
area – and all of eastern Montana. Getting these funds is
great news, and we’re hopeful we can get the hatchery finished
as soon as possible.”
Baucus urged Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman
Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and Ranking Member Harry Reid (D-Nev.),
to include funds for the hatchery.
Reid, the top Democrat on the panel, said Baucus has been "doggedly
determined for years to get this project done."
Max has been all over us for the past three years to get funds
for the Hatchery,” Reid said.
“ Folks in Montana, and
proponents of the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery in particular, have real
asset in Max. He's working extremely hard, and today's vote shows
he's been effective. This project sill has a long way to go, but
you can count on Max to work together to get it done.”
To date, Baucus and Montana’s Congressional delegation have
secured $7.5 million -- $1.5 million in fiscal year 2002 and $6
million in fiscal year 2003 – to design and build the $20-million
Fort Peck Fish Hatchery. Roughly $15.5 million is needed to complete
This is a huge step forward,” Baucus said. “And it’s
a done deal. We’ve been working together for years on this
hatchery and this is the largest amount we’ve been able to
secure to date. It’s clear the hatchery will help boost recreation
and the economies in northeast Montana. That’s why getting
$7 million more is such good news.”
A senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee,
Baucus was instrumental in getting the hatchery project approved
by Congress as part of the 2000 Water Resources Development Act.
Once completed, the Peck Fish Hatchery will support native fish
recovery and warm-water fish such as walleye and small-mouth bass,
as well as other species that have been hit by heavy fishing pressure
and low water levels in recent years. The hatchery will be located
on 100 acres of federal land south of the Dredge Cuts area in Fort
Peck and is a partnership between the Army Corps of Engineers,
the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Citizens for
a Fort Peck Hatchery, and Montana Walleyes Unlimited.
Big Turnout Expected At Milk River Meeting (Posted
Tuesday, November 18, 2003 08:13 AM)
(-AP) -- Organizers are hoping for a big
turnout in Havre today at a meeting to discuss how to lobby Congress
to upgrade the Milk River canal.
Lieutenant Governor Karl Ohs will
host the meeting, and the director of the Great Plains region
of the federal Bureau of Reclamation is scheduled to be there.
Reed is the chairman of the Milk River Development Association.
He says big crowd will show the leaders how crucial it is to
rehabilitate the Saint Mary diversion, a project that could cost
more than 100-million
The Saint Mary diversion transfers water stored
in Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation into
River. Then, it provides water for irrigation and city water
The diversion was created in 1902. The diversion
is been deteriorated
and badly needs work, organizers say. The bureau estimates
that parts of it are 89 years old. (Copyright 2003 Associated
Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Head On Collision Kills One (Posted Thursday,
November 13, 2003 07:50 AM)
A head on collision on U.S. Highway #2 near Oswego
has resulted in a highway fatality. Valley County Sheriff Glen
Meier said that at approximately 1:30am Thursday morning a vehicle
traveling on Highway #2 drifted into the other lane and collided
head on with another vehicle.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two individuals
were taken by ambulance to the Wolf Point Hospital.
No names have been released and the investigation is continuing.
Kitzenberg To Run Again (Posted Wednesday, November
12, 2003 10:24 AM)
Montana State Senator Sam Kitzenberg has announced
he will run for re-election in 2004.
Kitzenberg has been the State
Senator in Senate District #48 since 2000 and before that spent
3-terms as a member of Montana House of Representatives.
Kitzenberg told Kltz/Klan that his work remains unfinished in the
Montana Legislature and he plans on continuing his work for northeast
He will be running in a different senate district this time around
with the current district expanding to Sheridan County along with
parts of Roosevelt County and Richland County. This will be one
of the largest senate districts in the state of Montana.
Kitzenberg is the only announced candidate in this particular senate
Valley County Community Foundation Changes Grant
Awarding Timeline (Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003 07:03 AM)
The Valley County Community Foundation will change
the time for awarding grants from the end of each year to the first
quarter of each year, Chairman Gary Wageman announced. The new
schedule is in response to a change made by the Montana Community
Foundation, which holds a portion of the Foundation’s endowment.
MCF will now issue checks for earnings each February rather than
Wageman explained that grant applications will be available after
the first of the new year.
Organizations wishing to apply should
watch the local media for specific information on how to secure
an application and when they are due. VCCF offers grants to non-profit
community endeavors working in the following areas: education,
economic development, natural resources and conservation, basic
human needs, and arts and culture.
The organization awarded $2,700.00 in funds last year to the Hi-Line
Youth Hockey Association, the Gumbo Gals Garden Club, the Hinsdale
Fire Department and the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council. For more information
on the Foundation, contact Wageman at 228-8261 or Sam Waters, who
chairs the grant committee, at 228-8231.
Mayor Zellor To Speak At Veterans Day Program
(Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003 07:00 AM)
Glasgow Mayor Willie Zeller will be the guest speaker at Tuesdays
Veterans Day Program in Glasgow. The program will begin at
10:30am at the Glasgow Civic Center with Lloyd Eide as the
Mayor Zeller was born and raised in Wolf Point before being
drafted into the Army in 1968. he served with the First Infantry
and was discharged while with the Third Infantry. Zeller has
been employed at the Glasgow School District since 1971. He
is the longest serving mayor in Montana having held the post
for 22 years.
A potluck lunch will be served at noon following the Veterans
Eight Louisiana Men Charged
With Illegal Hunting Activity (Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Eight Louisiana men have been charged with a
variety of hunting-related crimes after a game-check station
turned up wholesale license infractions and an illegal outfitting
The Louisiana hunters stopped at an impromptu game-check station set up north
of Saco on Nov. 4, according to FWP game wardens.
“ We became suspicious when we inspected the 7 deer
in the vehicle and questioned the 4 hunters in the vehicle
about the location of the harvest,” says Warden Dave
of the hunters had landowner-sponsored deer tags, but based on
their statements, the deer were apparently harvested on land where
those licenses were not valid.”
During subsequent interviews, wardens learned that another Louisiana
resident was allegedly illegally outfitting/guiding hunters in
Landowner-sponsored licenses are valid only on the land for which
they are issued. “It’s important for hunters, and for
landowners, to know that landowner-sponsor licenses allow for a
very specific hunting activity in a very specific location,” says
Loewen. The case was investigated jointly by Warden Sergeant Steve
Jones, Warden Captain Mike Herman as well as Loewen.
Two of the Louisiana hunters, who possessed non-resident antlerless
deer tags, had allegedly shot buck deer using resident Deer A licenses
and were charged with illegal tag transfer. The driver of the vehicle
was charged with transporting illegally harvested wildlife.
Charged in the incident were: Thomas Ajubita, 42, of Metairie,
LA, who was cited with hunting without a valid license; Mickey
Greer, 59, of New Orleans, who was charged with hunting without
a valid license and unlawful transportation of game animals; Dr.
Richard Helman, 50, of New Orleans, cited with hunting without
a valid license; Charles Clasen, 52, of New Orleans, charged with
hunting without a valid license; Christopher Barto, 32, of Pearl
River, LA, charged with illegal tag transfer and hunting without
a valid license; Paul Frolich, 57, of Mandeville, LA, charged with
hunting without a valid license; Craig Clasen, 26, of New Orleans,
charged with illegal tag transfer and hunting without a valid license;
and Anthony Bazile, 55, of Braithwaite, LA, who was charged with
7 counts of outfitting/guiding without a license.
All the hunters pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges,
which carry penalties of up to $1,000 and jail time of up to 6
months per charge. If found guilty, the hunters could also lose
hunting and fishing privileges in Montana and other states.
Wardens seized 7 buck deer, including four 5x5 whitetail bucks,
a 4x5 mule deer buck, a 5x4 whitetail and a 5x7 whitetail. All
the deer were shot on private land north of Saco. The hunters also
posted a total of $9,100 in bond.
With Pheasant Overlimits (Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003 06:26
A Fish, Wildlife & Parks investigation into excessive harvest
of pheasants has resulted in charges for a pair of non-resident
Region 6 Game Warden Dave Loewen learned that the suspects, who
had been staying in a Glasgow-area motel, were en route to their
home state of Wyoming, and coordinated an interception with Region
7 Warden Todd Anderson of Jordan, who stopped the vehicle as it
passed through Garfield County.
During the course of his contact with the hunters, Anderson discovered
that they were transporting more than 60 pheasants, well above
the legal possession limit.
None of the pheasants had their legs attached, as required by law,” says
Loewen, “so we were unable to determine the sex of the birds.”
Each hunter was charged with illegal possession of pheasants as
well as failure to leave evidence of sex attached. The pheasants
were seized and donated to the Garfield County Food Bank and bond
was collected in the field.
With pheasants, the law requires hunters to leave at least one
leg attached to their birds until they reach their permanent residence,” says
Loewen. “That requirement enables wardens to quickly differentiate
between a hen and a rooster in the field.”
Loewen also lamented the gross overharvest of the public’s
Plain and simple, these guys were taking more than their share
of birds,” says the warden.
Chamber Adds Four New Directors (Posted Monday,
November 10, 2003 12:40 PM)
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
has added four new directors to the board for the upcoming
The new directors that have been elected for a three year term
are Dusty Burwich from Valley Bank and Joe Younkin from Johnnie
Cafe. Also, Josh Rector from the Crossing and Lisa Watson from
Milk River Activity Center were appointed as directors by President
The two board members that have fulfilled their terms are Delvini
Hackwith from Edward Jones and Todd Wagner from First Community
Former Glasgow Man Facing Assault Charges (Posted
Saturday, November 8, 2003 01:25 PM)
A former Glasgow man who was
convicted of mitigated deliberate homicide
after allegedly injuring at20-month old child in Billings.
Jonathan Mainwaring was charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court
on November 7th and bail has been set at $75,000.He will be arraigned
in District Court on November 12th.
When Mainwaring was 16 years old, he beat Randy Detienne to death
after finding the man in bed with his mother in Glasgow. He was
charged as an adult and reached a plea bargain agreement and was
convicted of mitigated deliberate homicide. According to the
Montana Department of Corrections website, Mainwaring was sentenced
to a prison sentence with a portion of the sentence suspended.
Mainwaring spent 13.2 months in prison according to the Montana
Department of Corrections.
The latest charge is related to an incident that allegedly occurred
on October 29th when Mainwaring allegedly struck a 20-month old
child who then suffered severe head injuries, including a
skull fracture and bleeding in the rain according to court records.
According to court records, Mainwaring and a woman, Angelica Miller,
brought the 20-month old girl into a St. Vincent Healthcare clinic
on October 29th. The couple said the girl had flulike symptoms,
but doctors noticed bruising on the child's neck. The couple left
the clinic with the child when asked about the injuries.
The clinic then reported the incident to state Child and Family
Services, which investigated the case. Mainwaring told a state
investigator that the girl's injuries were from a fall from a couch.
The Billings Gazette reported that court documents didn't state
the nature of the relationship between Mainwaring and Angelica
Settlement Reached In Former Deputy Lawsuit (Posted
Saturday, November 8, 2003 12:31 AM)
settlement has been reached between Valley County and former Valley
County Sheriffs Deputy Sterling Silver.
According to Valley County Commissioner Dave Pippen, the settlement
has Valley County's insurance company paying $9000 to settle the
lawsuit. Silver currently is involved in bankruptcy proceedings
and the settlement is pending final approval from a bankruptcy
Sterling Silver was fired from the Valley County Sheriff's Department
in September of 2002. Former Valley County Sheriff Dick Wessler
terminated his employment after less than a year on the job. Montana
law states that law enforcement officers can be terminated any
time within a year of their hiring and no reason has to be given.
Silver had filed suit against Valley County and Wessler in
October of 2002 asking for reinstatement to his job, payment of
lost wages and punitive damages.
He also claimed that he was terminated because he had filed grievances
against former Sheriff Wessler in the past and also was fired in
retaliation for reporting violations of public policy.
As part of the settlement Valley County admits no wrongdoing and
the $9000 is being called an economic settlement. Valley County's
insurance company believed that they would win the case but it
was cheaper to settle the suit rather than proceed with expensive
FWP Seeks Comments On Statewide River Recreation
Management (Posted Thursday, November 6, 2003 09:07 PM)
Would you like to see more recreational access to rivers in northeastern
Montana? Are too many anglers and boaters using your favorite stretch
of river? Are you satisfied with Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ management
of river recreation?
Those are among the issues that FWP would like to hear about this
month as the department seeks public comments on river recreation
management in Montana. Comments regarding any aspect of river recreation
that are received during this scoping period will be considered
as FWP drafts a tentative policy on river recreation management
statewide. Comments should be submitted by Nov. 28 to be considered,
says Charlie Sperry, FWP’s river recreation management specialist.
Seven Montana communities will host public meetings this month
to collect comments on river recreation management, and while none
are scheduled in northeastern Montana, citizens are encouraged
to submit written comments.
With the exception of the Wild & Scenic portion of the Missouri
River, northeastern and north-central Montana has not seen the
impacts of river crowding and competing uses that other rivers
in the state are experiencing,” says Woody Baxter, Region
6 parks manager. “But increasing usage of river resources
is bound to be coming, even in rural areas of Montana, and the
statewide plan aims to develop policies that can help reduce conflicts
now and in the future.”
Baxter is especially eager to hear comments about the department’s
goal to improve river access to the Missouri River between Fort
Peck Dam and the North Dakota border.
The River Recreation Advisory Council, a group of recreation and
resource interests appointed by FWP, has taken a first look at
managing river issues and has released a report with draft recommendations.
If you’re interested in a copy of the report, “Recommendations
for Managing Recreation on Rivers and Streams in Montana,” go
to FWP’s web site at www.fwp.state.mt.us or call (406) 444-3888.
Sperry says this first round of public comments, in combination
with the River Recreation Advisory Council’s report, will
guide FWP’s tentative river recreation management policy
scheduled to be available for public review in the spring. Following
a second round of public comments on the draft plan, which will
include a public meeting in northeastern Montana’s Region
6, the FWP Commission will review and adopt a final policy.
To comment on the recommendations made in the River Recreation
Advisory Council’s report, write: Montana FWP, Attn: River
Recreation Management, 1420 E. Sixth Ave., P.O. Box 2007001, Helena,
MT 59260-0701 or email to: email@example.com. Remember, comments
must be received by Nov. 28.
Rehberg Predicts Swift Passage of Montana Water
Project Funding (Posted Thursday, November 6, 2003 08:39 PM)
Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg,
today predicted swift passage of a bill that includes more than
$17 million he requested for Montana water projects. The funds
are included in the final version of the Energy and Water Appropriations
measure, scheduled for a House vote this month.
After making my initial requests earlier this year for the bill
that began in the House, Conrad [Burns] did a terrific job with
the Senate version of the legislation,” Rehberg said. “While
I’m certainly happy with the end result, I’ve already
begun working on next year’s requests, and am encouraged
by the prospects for additional funding.”
The bill includes:
· $7.5 million of the $14.5
million Rehberg requested for the Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System;
· $7 million of the $12.5 million
requested by Rehberg for the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery;
· $6 million of the $7 million
requested for MSE Western Environmental Technology Office in Butte;
· $3 million to assist the communities
of Conrad, Laurel, Belgrade, Drummond, Wisdom, Melstone, and Manhattan with planning
of municipal water projects, and;
· $915,000 of the $1 million
Rehberg requested for the Rocky Boy's/North Central Rural Water System.
The hatchery project is a dream come true for anglers and conservationists
alike, and is part of a long term strategy to increase Walleye
numbers and revitalize Pallid Sturgeon populations,” Rehberg
said. ”As for the water projects, each of these communities
deserves nothing less than the goal of these important projects – safe
and dependable drinking water supplies.”
Scientists Taken Off River Study (Posted Thursday,
November 6, 2003 07:18 AM)
The Bush administration yanked government scientists
off a years-long Missouri River project, saying it's bringing in
a new team.
The Corps of Engineers is under a December deadline
to come up with a new plan for operating the river in line with
the Endangered Species Act.
The scientists will say whether the
corps can avoid major changes but still comply with the law.
And switching to a new group could block changes to the river's
Conservation groups are angered by the decision.
They say the administration is trying to avoid changing to a more
ebb and flow that
would benefit birds and fish. But the Fish and Wildlife Service
says critics are jumping to
conclusions. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This
material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Benefit Auction Set For Dwayne Anderson (Posted
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 04:41 PM)
Please come and show your support for Dwayne
Andersen and his family; Parents: Randy & Macie and sisters:
Kathy (10) & Dawn (4). 8 year old Dwayne of Glasgow, has been
diagnosed with Stickler's Syndrome and Neurofibromatosis. He has
been under the care of specialists in Billings, and is being referred
to Salt Lake City for future, ongoing medical treatment.
A Benefit Auction will be held this Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Glasgow
Elks. Musicians' jam session late afternoon. Silent Auction 4:00-6:00.
Food starting @ 5:00 (donations accepted). Live auction at 7:00.
Music by Dave Pippin and Darrell Gairrett & the Hi-Line Country
Band to follow.
Area businesses have donated gift certificates and merchandise,
including bicycles, t.v., toys, camping & hunting items, furniture,
clothing, hair products, jewelry, floral arrangements, an American
and Montana flag. Artwork from local artists, as well as a framed & matted
picture of John Wayne. Collectibles such as an antique piano, Hummels
and Silver Eagle dollars. Homemade items include quilts, a Willow
basket filled with Scottie treasures, quilted table runner and
flag wall hanging, and delicious baked and canned goods: a wide
variety of many different items!
Eastern Montana High School
Students Invited To College Night (Posted Wednesday, November
5, 2003 04:39 PM)
All Montana colleges and universities will be available to provide
information and answer questions for prospective students and their
The Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council (MPSEOC) and the
Student Assistance Foundation of Montana (SAF) will host three College Night
events in Eastern Montana during the week of November 17. The College Night events
are another chance for students and their families to contemplate their options
after high school. Every Montana college and university (four-year public and
private, community colleges and colleges of technology) will be available.
High school students in Eastern Montana most likely attended MPSEOC College Fairs
during September and had a chance to visit with representatives from over 60
in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, technical and trade schools
and military branches. The College Night allows students to follow up with any
“This is a fantastic chance for students and their parents to gather information
about Montana higher education in one place. Even if students met with their
potential choices at our college fairs, they can touch base again with a college
professional,” said Shannon Marr, MPSEOC Executive Director. “Any
chance they have to learn about the colleges will help make their final decision
on where to go.”
The College Night schedule is:
Monday, November 17 from 7-8 p.m.
Community Room (Room 106) at Miles Community College (2715 Dickinson St.)
Tuesday, November 18 from 7-8 p.m.
Banquet Room of the Elks Lodge (123 3rd St. SW)
Wednesday, November 19 from 7-8 p.m.
Auditorium at Glasgow High School (200 7th St. N.)
Anyone who is interested in pursuing post-secondary education is encouraged to
attend. If you would like more information, please contact Shannon Marr at 761-2432.
Glasgow Man Arrested On Release Violation (Posted
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 04:32 PM)
Glasgow resident Leighton Hughes was arrested
in the early morning hours of November 1st as the result of a violation
of his condition of release from District Court.
According to the Valley County Sheriff's Department, Hughes was
arrested at 2:30am November 1st in Glasgow. Hughes is facing a
felony charge of operation of an unlawful clandestine laboratory
and is out on $10,000 bail.
A part of the conditions of his release was that Hughes was not
to be out of his home after 10pm any night. Hughes will continue
to be incarcerated in the Valley County Jail until his next court
appearance on November 17th.
During the traffic stop that netted Hughes, the Glasgow Police
Department also cited 19-year old Jerilee Hughes and cited her
for Illegal possession of alcohol.
Cattle Die As Truck Falls Over (Posted Wednesday,
November 5, 2003 04:31 PM)
The Valley County Sheriff's Department responded
to a one vehicle accident on Tuesday morning that ended with 22
head of cattle dying in a semi-tractor trailer.
According to Valley County Sheriff Glenn Meier the tractor-trailer
was 6 six miles south of Opheim when it met an oncoming vehicle
and moved to the edge of the roadway and got into thick snow which
layed the truck over on it's side.
Meier told Kltz/Klan that Highway #24 was beset by ground blizzards
and road conditions were terrible.
22 head of cattle were killed in the accident but almost 2/3 of
the cattle were saved. The cattle were being moved from their summer
pasture to winter pasture.
Many volunteers from the Opheim area helped clean the accident
up in miserable weather conditions.
The accident occurred just before 10am and wasn't entirely cleaned
up until 4pm.
Record Lows Hit Northeast Montana (Posted Wednesday,
November 5, 2003 08:55 AM)
Record lows were recorded all over the state
on Wednesday morning, including a -9 in Glasgow, breaking the mark
from November 5, 1895. Here are some area records broken:
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Glasgow Mt
830 Am Mst Wed Nov 5 2003
Preliminary Records For November 5 2003...
Unseasonably Cold Air Over The Region Overnight Established New
Record Low Temperatures At The Following Locations....
........Previous Record....Year.....New Record
Highway 2 Association To Meet Saturday (Posted
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 06:22 AM)
The annual meeting of the
Highway 2 Association will be held at Glacier
8, 2003 beginning at 11 a.m. There is a no host lunch at 12:30.
Members of the public who are interested in an improved Highway
2 and economic development are encouraged to attend. Call (406)
357-3748 or (406) 265-7009 for more information.
Light Turnout For Election (Posted Wednesday,
November 5, 2003 06:12 AM)
With few contested races in the county, voter
turn out was light on Tuesday. Myron Malnaa defeated Bob Reinhardt
in the lone contested race in Glasgow and John Egosque defeated
Ed Malone in the race for Ward 2 in Nashua. For full details, see
our election page.
Former Glasgow Man Extradited From Indiana (Posted
Tuesday, November 4, 2003 07:16 PM)
A former Glasgow resident has
been extradited from Indiana to face
19-year old Evan Fessler was returned from Indiana by Valley
County Sheriff Glenn Meier last month and bail has been set at
Fessler made an appearance in District Court this week and is
facing the possibility of life imprisonment if found guilty of
The charge is the result of an incident that allegedly occurred
on July 23rd of 2002 when Fessler allegedly had sexual contact
with a juvenile female who was under the age of 16 at the time
of the incident. Fessler was 17 at the time of the alleged encounter.
Local National Guard Members May Be Called To
Active Duty (Posted Tuesday, November 4, 2003 07:14 PM)
Local National Guardsmen have received notice
that they could be called up to active duty soon to serve as military
the regular army.
Notification has been received from the National Guard Bureau
to provide two 125-soldier provisional Military Police companies
up of Guardsman from the 1-190th.
The 1-190th includes a headquarters unit in Billings plus units
in Malta, Glasgow, Miles City, Glendive, Sidney and Culbertson.
According to a spokesman for the Montana National Guard the deployment
would be for a limited time. The spokesman told the Phillips County
News that the deployment is up in the air but at the moment they
are looking at one year but the President has call up authority
for two years.
The deployment would be to "backfill" existing Military
Police Units in the continental US, Hawaii and Europe.
The Guardsman will travel to Helena later this month for a screening
to determine which guardsman will qualify for the deployment.
The soldiers selected will receive full training before they are
Leaders Celebrating Successful Stewardship (Posted Tuesday, November
4, 2003 07:12 PM)
Supervisors from Conservation Districts across Montana will soon
be gathering in Billings for the 62nd Annual Convention of the
Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD). The theme
of the November 19-20 event at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana is, “Conservation
Districts: Where the Wild Things Are, Celebrating the Successful
Stewardship of Montana’s Treasures.” Supervisors attending
from the Valley County Conservation District located here in Glasgow
are Bob Fossum, Richland; Marjory Burdette, Opheim; and Pat Johnson,
During the 2-day meeting, attendees will hear updates on federal
farm bill conservation programs, share successful conservation
education ideas, and elect new statewide officers of which our
very own Bob Fossum is in line to be the statewide MACD President.
Various political figures will also address the group. The event
wraps up with an awards banquet at which outstanding conservation
leaders from around the state will be recognized. For additional
information, call the MACD office at 443-5711
Galt Endorses U.S. 2 Expansion East Of Havre
(Posted Tuesday, November 4, 2003 07:40 AM)
(AP) State Transportation Director Dave Galt
is recommending a four-lane expansion of U-S Highway Two from Havre
to Fort Belknap.
Galt's recommendation for improving the 45-mile
stretch of road will be forwarded to a consultant, conducting a
(m) million dollar environmental study. If the study endorses
the four-lane option, it would be a step toward expanding U-S
a four-lane highway all across Montana.
The alternatives under
review include a divided four-lane highway, an undivided
four-lane, an improved two-lane highway with passing lanes, a 40-foot-wide
improved two lane highway, or no reconstruction.
state Senator Sam Kitzenberg, of Glasgow, sponsored a 2001
state highway officials to pursue the project. Kitzenberg
four-laning the highway would open up a tremendous trade
route. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Della D. Paradis
Della D. Paradis Stevens, 81, passed away November
25, 2003 at Heritage Place in Kalispell, MT. Services will take
place Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at Holy Family Catholic Cemetary
in Glentana at 2:00pm. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge
Della was born August 24, 1922 in Madoc, MT.
She was the second of five girls. There were also 5 boys in the
family. Della and her siblings went to grade school and high
school in Flazville, MT. They also had to help out on the family
farm. Della remembers milking cows and doing a lot of horseback
riding. She also had the opportunity to ride the first bicycle
in Madoc. As a teen, Della worked at soda fountain in Scobey.
It was there that she met husband to be, William Stevens. They
were married in St. Charles Catholic Church in Opheim, MT on
Della's 21st birthday. Five boys and one girl came of this union:
Idel (now deceased), Joseph (now deceased), Larry, Patrick, Donald,
and Mark. As a family they went to Glacier Park or the Black
Hills each summer. Della worked at the Farmer's Union in Opheim
from 1950-1980, and was a resort manager in Whitefish from 1980
until 1995. Her husband passed away in 1976. Della enjoyed golfing
and bowling in tournaments. She traveled to Seattle and Las Vegas
in her retirement years. Her proudest moment was watching her
children graduate from college. Della has 4 granchildren and
3 great grandchildren. She loves to eat tacos and her favorite
singer is Andy Williams. Her favorite entertainer is pianist/comedian,
Moral Martin Hanson
Moral Martin Hanson, 79, of Saco, passed away
November 20, 2003 following heart surgery in Billings. Cremation
has taken place and a memorial service will be held Monday, Decembe
1, 2003 at 2:00pm at the Saco Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the Saco Methodist Chruch, Saco Emergancy
Services, or a charity of your choice.
Moral was born September 12, 1924 to Martin
and Jewel Lane Hanson. Survivors include his wife Luise, son
James of Saco; daughter and son-in-law Pat Hanson and Maury Anderson
of Libby; daughter and son-in-law Nancy Kay Hanson and Tim Wilson
of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; his brother Everett hanson of Malta,
and sisters-in-law Dorothy Hanson, Hazel Hanson and Nancy Axvig.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Jewel Lane
Hanson, one sister Kathryn Olsen, and on ebrother Melvin Hanson
Harris D. Smith
Harris D. Smith, 91, passed
away Saturday, November 22, 2003 at Valley View Home in Glasgow,
MT by natural causes. Services will be Wednesday November 26,
2003 at Bell Chapel in Glasgow, MT at 11:00am. Bell Mortuary
in Glasgow in charge of arrangements.
Harris was born October 26, 1912 in Nashua,
MT to Forrest E. Smith and Ollie P. Statler Smith. He lived in
Glasgow his entire life. He attended school in Glasgow and graduated
from Glasgow High School in 1933. On September 22, 1934 Harris
married Helen Turnicliff in Glasgow. Harris worked for Markle's
until retiring in 1972, then worked for Andy's Conoco for 10
years. His life was family, traveling, and visiting family.
Harris is survived by Sons, Dean Smith of Portland,
OR, Don and Rosemary Smith of Vancouver, WA, and Jay and Terri
Smith of Missoula, MT; Daughters, Janet Oberquell of Glasgow,
TM and Kathy and Bruce Chaney of Great Falls, MT; 16 grandchildren;
15 great grandchildren; sister Doris Hanson of Hemmit, CA. Harris
was preceeded in death by 5 brothers and sisters.
Randy A. Vold
Randy A. Vold, 50, passed away Thursday, November
20, 2003 at his home in Glasgow, MT from cancer. Services will
be Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 2:00pm at Bell Chapel in Glasgow,
MT with Reverend Dave Rogenes officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow
in charge of arrangements.
Randy was born February 25, 1953 in Eau Claire,
WI to Dolores and the late Harold Vold of Glasgow, MT. In 1972
he moved to Glasgow after attending school in Wisconsin. He worked
for Tumpane Co. located at the former Glasgow Air Force Base.
In 1980, he worked for BN Railroad as a "gaudy", after
which he was a ranch hand for Joe Etchart at the Hinsdale Livestock
Co. He later worked for Tom Thompson Trucking and the Cornwell
Ranch. In Randy's earlier years he enjoyed playing softball,
fishing, and hunting with his brothers and friends.
Randy is survived by his Mother, Dolores Vold
of Glasgow, MT; 4 Brothers, Rick and (Diana) Vold of Glendale,
AZ, Rod Vold of Great Falls, MT and his daughters Ashley and
Jessica Vold of Glasgow, Greg and Cynthia Vold of Windgap, PA,
and Craig Vold of Billings, MT; 2 Sisters, Sandy Vold Maczka
and Gary of Glasgow, MT with their children Chad Maczka of Winnemucca,
NV and Carielle and Luke Kloker of Fairview, MT and Michelle
and Brandon Hoerster of Glasgow, MT, and Renee and Tim Brazeal
of Winlock, WA. Very special friend of many years Marge Morin
of Glasgow, MT, numberous cousins, nieces and nephews and special "lil
ones" Joe and Lak Kloker, close family friends Deb and Terry
Young and family of Glasgow. Randy is preceeded in death by his
father Harold Vold.
Fredrick O. Burger
Fredrick O. Burger, 85, passed
away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT from
cancer. Services will Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 2:pm at
the Bell Chapel in Glasgow, MT with Reverend Dave Hodsdon. Bell
Mortuary in Glasgow in charge of arrangements.
Fredrick Burger was born May 15, 1918 in Nashua,
MT to Ralph E. and Bessie (Sargent) Burger. He married Leona
Strensland January 16, 1945 at Glasgow, MT. He was raised and
attended school in Nashua where he enlisted in the regular US
Army in November of 1940. Fred was stationed overseas during
World War II in Papaun, New Guinea for thirty months as a Staff
Sargent and was honorably discharged on June 13, 1945. After
the war, they moved back to Nashua and ranched no the old Burger
Place east of Nashua. Later moving to Glasgow where he was employed
as a butcher for several Glasgow grocery stores. They then moved
to Todot, MT where he was employed on several ranches until June
of 1957 when they moved back to the Nashua area. Fred was employed
on the Brocksmith Ranch north of Nahsua for many years. They
then moved to Glasgow VIP, where he worked for Family Training
Center. Finally moving back into Glasgow where he worked at the
packing plant till he retired. Fred enjoyed ranching, rodeos,
fishing, camping, and rawhiding (making bridle reins, quirts
and hackamores). Fred came from a long line of pioneers settling
Montana in the 1900's, his grandfather Charles C. Sargent was
the founder of Nashua. His father Ralph Burger came west as a
child in an oxcart when Montana was still a territory. He was
enrolled allotted Assiniboine and a member of the Assiniboine
and Sioux Tribe of Ft. Peck.
Survivors include his wife, Leona, of 58 years,
in their Glasgow home, three daughters, Andrea Billingsley and
her husband Jack of Glasgow, MT, Freda Siefert and her husband
Ronald of Moorcroft, WY, and Jual (Jebbie)Adams of LaGrande,
OR and six grandchildren Scott and Jay Billingsley, Christian
and Daniel Adams, Adrienne and Wayne Siefert, three great grandchildren,
Patrick, Jordan and Rachael Billingsley. Plus numerous extended
family members. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph
and Bessie Burger and 7 siblings.
Irene Margaret (Vincent) Otten,
78, passed away at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Friday,
November 14, 2003 after a long and courageous battle against
the cancer multiple myeloma. Services will be Thursday, November
20, 2003 at 1pm at Bell Chapel in Glasgow, MT with Reverend Jay
Ashbaucher officiating. Interment will be in Nashua's Cemetery
with coffee hosted by the Nashua Sr. Citizens at the Nashua Sr.
Citizen's Center. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow in Charge of Arrangements.
Irene was born in Coalridge, MT on January
21, 1925 to James and Tillie (Olsson) Vincent. The family later
moved to Comertown where Irene graduated from Comertown High
School in 1942. Irene attended college in Billings and married
Edwin "Ted" Otten in Plentywood, MT on July 18, 1948.
They lived in Billings until moving to Fort Peck in 1950. Until
Ted's death, June 22, 1996, Irene and Ted lived in Fort Peck
where they raised four children. Linda (Martin) Rasmussen and
daughter, Cassandra, and husband, Tim, all from Portland, OR,
Vincent (Darlene) and son Anthony all of Glasgow, MT, Caryl (Rodney)
McClellan and children Toni, of Billings and Scot, currently
in the Marine Corp., Denis ( Anita ) and Micheal of Somers, MT
and step-children Wendy and family of Colorado, Aaron and family
of Washington, and Zach of Colorado and four grandchildren. One
of Irene's joys was working on her beautiful flowers, as all
that knew her would agree. Irene was a charter member of the
Gumbo Gals Garden Club, edited the Fort Peck Green Sheet for
16 years, and was a Glasgow Courier correspondent for 25 years.
Irene always enjoyed contacting and visiting for the news and
loved to keep in contact with dear friends. Irene was also active
in her church at Fort Peck and was an American Legion Auxiliary
member since 1955. Irene moved to Glasgow in August of 1996 and
was currently at home at Our Place. She will be missed by all
for her wit and ready smile.
Survivors including her children, sisters Evelyn
Twet and Annabelle Seltvedt, her brother Elmer Vincent, several
nieces and nephew's and her dear friend Nina Reddick. She was
preceded in death by her husband Ted, her sisters Mae Rose and
Josephine Gates and brothers Arthur Vincent and Roy Vincent.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Reddick, Harold Brown, Irv
Johnson, and grandsons Scot McClellan, Anthony Otten, and Micheal
Clemon B. O'Brien, 86, passed away on Thursday,
November 13, 2003 at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, MT.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 1pm at Fisher
Memorial Chapel, immediately followed by a graveside service
at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, MS. Bell Mortuary of Glasgow,
MT and Fisher Funeral Home of Vicksburg, MS are in charge of
Clemon O'Brien was born on July 31, 1917 in
Vicksburg, MS to Oscar and Mammie (Stevenson) Branan. She graduated
from Vicksburg High School in 1936. In 1938 she met Harry W.
O'Brien and on Dec. 26, 1938, they were married. Together they
raised five children. The family moved to Brandon, MS, in 1952
when Harry became a plant foreman for Marquette Cement Manufacturing
Co. Her husband, Harry, died October 1978 after a lengthy illness
battling cancer. After her youngest son, Patrick, graduated from
high school in 1980, she moved back to Vicksburg to be closer
to her sister and brother. In June 1998, Clemon moved to Valley
View Nursing Home in Glasgow, MT to be closer to her daughter,
Alice's family. Clemon enjoyed gardening, watching classic movies,
crocheting, sewing, jigsaw and crossword puzzles and reading.
She also enjoyed visits from family and friends from the Glasgow
area and Valley View Nursing Home staff and residents.
Her husband, Harry, two brothers and three
sisters preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons,
Harry W. O'Brien and his wife, Carol of Mobile, AL, Peter F.
O'Brien and his wife, Linda of Edwards, MS, and Patrick H. O'Brien
of Vicksburg, MS; two daughters, Alice Hawkins and her husband,
Lee, of Saint Marie, MT. And Joyce Marlowe and her husband, Buddy,
of Panama City, FL; 11 grandchildren and two step-grandchilren;
15 great-grandchilren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a brother,
Reginald Branan of Laurel, MS>
Laura Lentzner, 81, passed away on Wednesday,
November 12, 2003 in the Libby Care Center in Libby, MT. Services
will be at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT on Friday,
November 21, 2003 at 10:30am with Reverend Martin Mock officiating.
Visitation is Thursday, November 20, 2003 at the Bell Chapel.
Bell Mortuary in Glasgow in Charge of Arrangements.
Laura was born December 10, 1921, in Nashua,
MT, to Norwegian immigrants Hans and Magdalene Egstad who lived
in the Grain Community North of Nashua. They moved to Glasgow
in 1926 but also farmed the farm north of Nashua. The family
returned to Norway for 9 months in 1925 and lived in Grand Forks,
ND for a brief time before returning to Glasgow. Laura graduated
from Glasgow High School in 1939 and attended Northern Montana
College in Havre for 1 semester when she returned to Glasgow
where she worked for Dr. Stephenson as a dental assistant. She
married Eddie Lentzner on September 22, 1941. They immediately
moved to Los Angeles where they lived until 1943. After returning
to Montana, they moved to Eddie's farm in Larslan where she resided
until 1968. Eddie Lentzner died on October 9, 1965, Laura moved
back to Glasgow in 1968. She later moved to Libby, MT, Vancouver,
WA in 19994, and then back to Libby when she moved in to the
Libby Care Center where she resided until her death.
Laura was a lifelong member of the Lutheran
Church and through the years was very active in the church and
women's church activities both at Our Savior's Lutheran Church
in Larslan and at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. She spent
many years quilting with the ladies of the First Lutheran Church
in Glasgow and also quilted at the Christ Lutheran Church in
Libby. She was involved in bowling and square dancing in Glasgow
for many years and she served as an election judge for many years
in Valley County. Laura visited Norway in 1969 and 1983 where
she visited several aunts and uncles and many cousins. At her
first visit, there was a family reunion in Norway attended by
over 200 relatives. While she was in Norway she also regained
her use of the Norwegian language that she learned when she visited
there as a child. She liked to travel and late in life traveled
to Hawaii, the Holy Land, and many places within the U.S.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband
Eddie Lentzner, parents Hans and Magdalene Egstad, Sister Olga
Bailey and 2 brothers and 1 sister who died at birth as well
as her in laws Gust and Sarah Lentzner and brother in laws P.W.
(Bill) Bailey, Joeseph Novak, Abe Towes and Dave Unruh. She is
survived by her son Ron (Vici) Lentzner of Coeur d' Alene, ID,
daughter's Beverly (Chuck) Lynch of Yacolt, WA, Shirley (Arnie)
Lehnert of Libby, MT and Janet Lentzner of Denver, CO, 9 grandchildren
and 16 great grandchildren. She is also survived by daughter
in law Vera Sims of Denver, CO and her sister Helen Novak of
Glasgow, MT, sister in law and brother in law Lee and Kathryn
Torres of Fresno, CA and sister in law Luella Unruh of Reedly,
CA along with several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Calvin Carl Reddig
Calvin Carl Reddig, 86, passed away Wednesday, November
12th from natural causes at the Valley View Home in Glasgow. Services
will be Tuesday, November 18th at the Glasgow Evangelical Church
at 11am with Reverend Jay Ashbaucher officiating and at the Lustre
MB Church at 2pm with Reverend Elton Berg officiating. Interment
will be at the Lustre MB Church Cemetery. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow
is in charge of arrangements.
Calvin Carl Reddig was born on April 24, 1917 in
Lehigh, Kansas to Karl Reddig and Bertha (Funk) Reddig. Calvin's
parents homesteaded to Lustre when Calvin was 1 1/2 years old.
He attended schools in Lustre and then graduated from Glasgow High
School in 1939. He farmed with his dad, Karl, and his brother,
Wilmer. During World War II he was a conscientious objector working
in California and Ohio. On July 1, 1945 Calvin married Martha Toews
in Lustre. After a short time in Clevelend, Ohio they moved to
the home place of Karl and Bertha's. There they raised their family
and stayed until Martha passed away on July 3, 1986. Calvin married
Mary Sperry in Glasgow in 1987. They were married 16 years. Calvin
and Mary enjoyed extended trips to visit friends and family members
and to see new places. Calvin was involved in church and school
activities while living in Lustre. In Glasgow he served on the
Valley View and Hospital Boards. He considered the men of Wednesday
morning Bible Study group as valued friends. His grandchildren
and children were a source of joy.
Survivors include: wife, Mary Reddig of Glasgow;
sons, Weldon (Jackie) Reddig of Glasgow, Gerald (Debbie) Reddig
of Stevensville, Duane (Millie) Reddig of Boise, ID and Merle (Sue)
Reddig of Billings; daughters, Kathy (Ben) Laws of Flower Mound,
TX, Brenda (Bruce) Boyum of Havre, Carma (Rod) Bartel of Wolf Point
and Nancy (Sam) Ortmann of Lustre; 25 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild;
sister, Ella (Elton) Berg of Henderson, Nebraska; and his brother,
Wilmer (Freida) Reddig of Missoula.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Esther Zerbe.
Pallbearers inlcude: Ben Laws III, Jeromy Reddig,
Zach Reddig, Tad Reddig, Zane Reddig, Levi Reddig, Matthew Boyum,
Clancy Ortmann and Wacy Ortmann.
Oris M. Dahlen, 85, passed
away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 9, with her husband
by her side of natural causes. Memorial services will be 11:00am
Friday, November 14, 2003 at the Saco Lutheran Church. Cremation
has taken place and her ashes will be interred at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Phillips County Home Health, P.O.
Box 640, Malta, MT 59538. Adams Funeral Home and Crematory is
in charge of arrangements.
Oris Dahlen was born June 7, 1918, at her parents
farm North of Saco. She was the daughter of Andrew and Oral (Crantz)
Strommen. She attended grade school at the Huntley School near
the farm. She graduated from Saco High School where she was proud
of being a drum majorette. She also played one season on the
boys basketball team. She then attended one year of Havre Normal
College. Oris married Lyle Haynes in 1938 and later divorced.
They had two sons and ranched North of Saco on the Milk River.
She was an able cowgirl and told many stories about her favorite
horses. During this time she began doing oil painting, mostly
of scenery and wildlife. She painted on anything that was handy,
sometimes glass or cardboard. In 1957, Oris married Roger Dahlen.
They lived in Great Falls where she began to paint seriously.
They eventually started touring all over the U.S. selling and
promoting her paintings that began to lean more toward Western
and Cowboy scenes. She was one of the artists in the first C.M.
Russell Art Show and Auction. In 1974 Oris and Roger moved back
to the family ranch North of Saco where she continued to paint.
She was featured by Leaning Tree Greeting Cards and her paintings
and prints continued to be in demand. Oris was always ambitious,
not only painting but also doing yard work, gardening, and cooking.
Her home was always spotless and a showpiece of collectibles
and varied house plants.
Survivors include her husband, Roger of Saco,
son and daughter-law, Ron and Lexie haynes; daugther-in-law,
Linda Haynes all of Saco; her grandchildren, Stacey Haynes of
Missoula, Therese Taylor of Arizona, Lindy and Rachael Haynes
and Steven and Camilla Haynes of Shepherd, Scott Haynes of Billings,
Billie Sky Haynes of Arizona and Lacy Haynes of Missoula; great-grandchildren,
Madison Marie, Jacoby Joseph Lyle, Hayley Lyn, Braden Roland,
and Ty Michaelee; brothers, Amy Strommen and Ole Strommen of
Arizona and sister, Andrea Ruttinger of Seattle; numerous nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her
Charlotte Benson, 59, passed
away on Sunday, November 2, 2003 at St. Peters Hospital in Helena,
MT from a staph infection. Services will be Thursday, November
6, 2003 at 2:00pm at Bell Chapel in Glasgow, MT. Bell Mortuary
in Glasgow, MT is in charge of arrangements.
Charlotte Benson was born Auguest 3, 1944 in
Missoula, MT to Joseph Ulrigg and Hyla Ulrigg. Charlotte died
as a result of complications that developed while undergoing
a courageous 5 month battle with cancer. Surrounded by loved
ones she was, mercifully, in the last hours, able to visit with
all the family. In saying her last goodbye, her major concern
was that everyone would be "OK." She then quietly and
peacefully slipped away. Charlotte graduated from Missoula county
High School and attended Business College in Missoula, MT.
On September 5, 1964, Charlotte married Larry
Benson in Reno, NV. After her husband finished college, Charlotte
and Larry spent the next 20 years living in Colorado, Texas,
Montana and South Dakota. In 1971-1972, she was employed at Mountain
Plains Regional Education Center at Glasgow Air Force Base. In
1989, Charlotte and Larry returned to Montana to make Glasgow
their permanent home. At the age of 32, Charlotte was diagnosed
with Multiple Sclerosis, but never let that prevent her from
raising and sharing in all her children's activities. She loved
dogs and for 14 years her lilttle mainature terrio-poodle "Misty" was
a constant companion as was, in later years, her husbands English
Setter "Sam." An avid reader, Charlotte was a "regular" at
the county library. Country music, popular, and gospel, was always "big" in
her life and she enjoyed traveling with Larry to concerts to
see her favorite artists. Perhaps the biggest joy in her life
were her grandchildren and she always looked forward to their
visits and spent hours with them playing cards and games or just "goofing
off." Memorials are suggested to Multiple Sclerosis, Montana
Division, 1629 Ave. D Suite 2-C, Billings, MT 59102.
Charlotte is survived by her Husband, Larry
Benson of Glasgow, MT; Son, Brad Benson (Gretchen) of Sioux Falls,
SD and two children Ryan and Sarah; Stepson, Mark Benson of CA;
Daughter, Julie Benson-Rosston and husband Karl Rosston and two
children Shelby and Andrew; Step-daughter, Laurie Benson of CA;
Sisters, Helen Wilder of Florence, MT and JoAnn Myers of Kent,
WA; Brother, Earl Ulrigg of Missoula, MT. Pallbearers: paul Tihista,
Mark Combs, David Irving, Ken Oster, Gary Burnett, and Loretta
Doke. Honorary Pallbearer: Ken Irving.
Donald Timm, 77, passed away
on Monday, November 3, 2003 at the Valley View Home in Glasgow,
MT from natural causes. Services will be Saturday, November 8,
2003 at 11:00am at the Hinsdale Legion Hall in Hinsdale, MT with
Reverend Lee Ann Machosky officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow,
MT is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Timm was born August 13, 1926 north
of Hinsdale, MT to Otto and Selma (Berg) Timm. Donald attended
schools in Hinsdale and graduated from Hinsdale High School.
He lived on the family farm and resided there his entire life
farming and ranching. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cattle, and
blue heeler dogs. He especially like basketball. He was proceeded
in death by his parents and an infant sister.
Donald is survived by his Sister, Phyllis Svingen
of Helena, MT; Niece, Peggy Preston and Les of Windsor, CO; Nephew,
Edward Svingen and Edwars children Rye, Callie, and Timm; and
friends in the Hinsdale Community.