Yesterday’s Memories – The Glasgow Courier

10 years ago

Wednesday November 21, 2012

Fourteen Soldiers from the Montana Army National Guard’s 484th Military Police Company, based in Malta, were scheduled to return to Montana on Tuesday, November 20. The Soldiers were scheduled to return to Billings International Airport on United Airlines Flight 579 at 12:42 pm

Pat Gunderson, a 23-year veteran of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, is retiring from the agency Nov. 30. Rather than sit back and take it easy, however, Gunderson will immediately take up a new position as manager of the Federal Bureau of Land Management’s Glasgow Field Office.

A winter storm that brought sleet and snow left Montana’s roads in a slippery mess last week. A particularly dangerous stretch was a 14-mile stretch of rolling hills on US 2 between Saco and Hinsdale that locals call the Saco Divide. There were three semi-trailer wrecks in this area in three days. The most spectacular was on Thursday, November 15, when it came to a shipment of military-grade explosives headed to Minot AFB in North Dakota. The semi-truck towed an enclosed trailer loaded with 36,000 pounds of bombs.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks employees collected 574,229 chinook salmon eggs this fall from adult fish attempting to spawn in Fort Peck Reservoir. While that didn’t surpass the record of 610,230 eggs collected in 2010, it came close, said Heath Headley, the reservoirs’ fisheries biologist. The number was also about double the number of eggs collected last year.

25 years ago

Thursday November 20, 1997

Valley County Sheriff Dick Britzman announced this week that his department has hired Bob Tymofichuk, former Opheim Police Chief. He said Valley County will now offer law enforcement services to Opheim.

Marine Pvt. Jeremy A. Bunk, son of Michael and Bonnie Bunk of Glasgow, who recently completed 12 weeks of undergraduate training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., graduated Oct. 10.

The 1997 Harvest Festival Queens are Cecelia Ross, Doris Nygaard, Maybelle Christinson, Mildred Ellison, Myrtle Burke, Naomi Sirucek, Peggy Czyzeski, Rose Brockel, Susan Schuler, Velma Nelson.

The Glasgow Scotties finally broke out of their trough and in superior form won the District 2B Championship. The girls ran over their opponents en route to a title game against the Malta M-ettes. Malta has always won the title since Glasgow moved to Class B.

50 years ago

Thursday November 23, 1972

The sale of all shares in Glasgow Publishing Co., Inc., which publishes The Glasgow Courier, was announced today by Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Smith, owners since January 1964. Issue #7 will be Clifford W. Cox, who was an assistant editor at the Daily News newspaper in Camarillo, California. Cox will assume his duties on December 1 when the sale takes effect.

Glasgow’s third annual city center Christmas tree arrived this week, just in time for the ‘Wonderful World of Christmas’ celebration which begins on Friday in Bonnie City.

Glasgow Senior High School’s Debra Irving took first place in the senior class of the Make It Yourself With Wool district competition at Wolf Point on Saturday, topping the list of 10 local home economics students to be recognized at the annual event. Miss Irving will be attending the upcoming state competition in Billings.

Capt. David L. Hanson, son of Les Hanson of Glasgow, will receive the Air Force Medal of Commendation and a Mention for Meritorious Service as commander, Wing Select Missile Combat Crew, Standardization Division, 564th Strategic Missile Squadron, Malmstrom Air Force Base, effective July 1 , 1966 to July 16, 1972.

75 years ago

Thursday, November 20, 1947

Coach Harold Meyer reported this week that 43 men from Glasgow High School’s four grades coached for the 1947-48 Scotties basketball team.

Seventeen Valley County pilots and their passengers took a scenic flight around Valley County Sunday under the auspices of the Montana Pilots Association and reported a successful flight despite adverse weather conditions.

Highway Patrolman Hugh Borton returned from Helena on Friday after attending a six-week training course led by Charles L. Sheridan, the squad leader. Patrol Officer Borton will now be stationed here permanently for patrol work.

Ed Zvonar was re-elected President of the Nashua Farmers Union Oil Company at last Wednesday’s annual shareholders meeting at the Royal Neighbor Hall. Vice President Hartvig Garsjo and Director Otto Rawe were also re-elected.