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November, 2003

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West Nile Updates

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Set For Thursday (Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2003 08:53 AM)

Game damage hunts begin Dec. 1 in Region 6 (Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2003 08:47 AM)

Highway 2 Association To Hire Consultant (Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2003 08:44 AM)

Coaching Staff Filled (Posted Friday, November 21, 2003 07:38 AM)

City Moving Ahead On New Meter Purchase (Posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 07:20 AM)

Enrollment Increases In Glasgow School District (Posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 07:18 AM)

Knodel Is New Fire Chief (Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2003)

Sheriff's Department Hires New Deputy (Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2003)

Baucus Says Funds For Fort Peck Fish Hatchery ‘Done Deal’ (Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2003 07:21 PM)

Big Turnout Expected At Milk River Meeting (Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2003 08:13 AM)

Head On Collision Kills One (Posted Thursday, November 13, 2003 07:50 AM)

Kitzenberg To Run Again (Posted Wednesday, November 12, 2003 10:24 AM)

Valley County Community Foundation Changes Grant Awarding Timeline (Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003 07:03 AM)

Mayor Zellor To Speak At Veterans Day Program (Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003 07:00 AM)

Eight Louisiana Men Charged With Illegal Hunting Activity (Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003 06:27 AM)

Non-residents Charged With Pheasant Overlimits (Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003 06:26 AM)

Chamber Adds Four New Directors (Posted Monday, November 10, 2003 12:40 PM)

Former Glasgow Man Facing Assault Charges (Posted Saturday, November 8, 2003 01:25 PM)

Settlement Reached In Former Deputy Lawsuit (Posted Saturday, November 8, 2003 12:31 AM)

FWP Seeks Comments On Statewide River Recreation Management (Posted Thursday, November 6, 2003 09:07 PM)

Rehberg Predicts Swift Passage of Montana Water Project Funding (Posted Thursday, November 6, 2003 08:39 PM)

Scientists Taken Off River Study (Posted Thursday, November 6, 2003 07:18 AM)

Benefit Auction Set For Dwayne Anderson (Posted Wednesday, November 5, 2003 04:41 PM)

Eastern Montana High School Students Invited To College Night (Posted Wednesday, November 5, 2003 04:39 PM)

Glasgow Man Arrested On Release Violation (Posted Wednesday, November 5, 2003 04:32 PM)

Cattle Die As Truck Falls Over (Posted Wednesday, November 5, 2003 04:31 PM)

Record Lows Hit northeast Montana (Posted Wednesday, November 5, 2003 08:55 AM)

Highway 2 Association To Meet Saturday (Posted Wednesday, November 5, 2003 06:22 AM)

Light Turnout For Election (Posted Wednesday, November 5, 2003 06:12 AM)

Former Glasgow Man Extradited From Indiana (Posted Tuesday, November 4, 2003 07:16 PM)

Local National Guard Members May Be Called To Active Duty (Posted Tuesday, November 4, 2003 07:14 PM)

Conservation District Leaders Celebrating Successful Stewardship (Posted Tuesday, November 4, 2003 07:12 PM)

Galt Endorses U.S. 2 Expansion East Of Havre (Posted Tuesday, November 4, 2003 07:40 AM)

Election Day Is Tuesday (Posted Monday, November 3, 2003 07:10 AM)

November Obituaries



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 on Thursday, November 27th at the Glasgow Senior 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. For more 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 Center, call 228-TRIP (8747).

Game 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 weather.

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 licenses.

* 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 says.

" 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)

The 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 2004.

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 21, 2003

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 treasurer.

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 meters.

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)

Enrollment continues to increase in the Glasgow school system according to Superintendent Glenn Hageman.

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 High School.

Knodel Is New Fire Chief (Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2003)

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.

Sheriff's 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 the project.

“ 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.

Randy 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 dollars.

The Saint Mary diversion transfers water stored in Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation into the Milk River. Then, it provides water for irrigation and city water systems.

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 Montana.

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 district.

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 June.

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 Master of Ceremonies.

Mayor Zeller was born and raised in Wolf Point before being drafted into the Army in 1968. he served with the First Infantry Division and was discharged while with the Third Infantry. Zeller has been employed at the Glasgow School District since 1971. He currently 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 Day program.

Eight Louisiana Men Charged With Illegal Hunting Activity (Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003 06:27 AM)

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 charge.

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 Loewen.

“Several 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 Montana.

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.

Non-residents Charged With Pheasant Overlimits (Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2003 06:26 AM)

A Fish, Wildlife & Parks investigation into excessive harvest of pheasants has resulted in charges for a pair of non-resident hunters.

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 resource.

“ 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 year.

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 Bruce Glennie.

The two board members that have fulfilled their terms are Delvini Hackwith from Edward Jones and Todd Wagner from First Community Bank.

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 in 2000 is facing aggravated assault charges 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 Miller.

Settlement Reached In Former Deputy Lawsuit (Posted Saturday, November 8, 2003 12:31 AM)

A 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 court.

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 attorney fees.

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: csperry@state.mt.us. 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 and continuation 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 flow.

Conservation groups are angered by the decision. They say the administration is trying to avoid changing to a more seasonal 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 families

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 additional questions.

“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:
Miles City
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
Fort Peck.........8........1959,73....-3

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 Electric in Cut Bank on Saturday, November 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 a felony charge of sexual intercourse without consent.

19-year old Evan Fessler was returned from Indiana by Valley County Sheriff Glenn Meier last month and bail has been set at $10,000.

Fessler made an appearance in District Court this week and is facing the possibility of life imprisonment if found guilty of the felony charge.

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 police with the regular army.

Notification has been received from the National Guard Bureau to provide two 125-soldier provisional Military Police companies made 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 deployed.

Conservation District 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, Administrator.
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 one-point-eight (m) million dollar environmental study. If the study endorses the four-lane option, it would be a step toward expanding U-S Two to 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.

Republican state Senator Sam Kitzenberg, of Glasgow, sponsored a 2001 bill requiring state highway officials to pursue the project. Kitzenberg says 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 of arrangements.

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, Victor Borge.

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 of Saco.

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 Otten

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 Otten.


Clemon B. O'Brien

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 arrangements.

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

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

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 son Lynden.

Charlotte Benson

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

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.

Kenneth Dascher

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