Wednesday, June 3, 2009 11:31 AM MDT
10 YEARS AGO: Lorene Christian, longtime Shelby and Toole
County resident, was the recipient of the Woman of Distinction Award given by
the Shelby Soroptimist Club for her many years of service to the community and
Shelby High School Class of 1932.
Back row, left to right, Glen Livingston, Fayne Laswell,
Jack Horner, Lorna Travis, Lloyd McCormick, Hilda Dahl, Vincent Curry,
Carol Black and Helen Kline. Middle row, Teacher (unknown), Effie
McKechnie, John McNett, Nona Isaakson, Burke McNamer, Helen Hasquet,
Jerry Rosenberger, Helen Rensmon and Dale Heath. Front row, Dorothy
Curry, Fernald Landeen, Amby Horner, Howard Beardsley, Lucy Turner,
Ronald Burwash and Sigrid Suphellan. Photo courtesy of Sigrid Grinde
Dennis and Sonja Diemert have purchased Western Furniture in
Shelby from Marvin and Shannon Cox. The Diemerts will be sharing the Western
Furniture building with Quick Cash & Rent-To-Own, another business enterprise
which they own.
Pete Svennungsen defended his title in Helena at the State Class B track meet by
clearing 6'3" in the high jump. It was the highlight for the Shelby Coyotes'
boys' team which scored 19 points and finished 10th out of 40 teams represented.
In the girls' competition, Kassidi Myrick threw the discus 114'2" to claim
second place. The girls scored 14 points to tie for 11th place.
Randy Richmond and Cleve E. Johannsen have declared their candidacy for the two
open seats on the Sunburst City Council. Councilman Jay D. Johannsen's term is
expiring and the seat Pat McCracken was elected to is also up for election. Mary
Eikomstead was appointed to complete McCracken's term.
20 YEARS AGO
Pat Lager, who graduated from Shelby High School on May 30, is among the 141
graduating seniors to be selected a Presidential Scholar by President George
Bush and Secretary of Education Lauro F. Cavazos. The scholars are invited to
Washington, D. C., June 17-21 for a host of activities in their honor, including
a White House ceremony where each will receive a Presidential Scholar medallion.
Lager and Duane Gripentrog, Shelby High School science teacher, will be
participating in the national event.
Shelby Coyotes Jason Cole and Shane Johnson qualified for the
Meet Of Champions in Great Falls which will feature the top two state placers
from each track and field event in classes AA, A, B and C. It will be the 25th
anniversary of the meet, which will be held June 3.
Northern Express Transportation Authority (NETA) will send four delegates to the
International Intermodal Expo '89 in Atlanta, GA, June 13-15 to promote Toole
County shipping facilities. Making the trip will be Larry Bonderud, Mark Cole,
Gary Iverson, and Joe Gottfried. Like last year, NETA will have a booth at the
Ramona Stoltz, a junior at North Toole County High School, is one of two
students selected to represent Montana as a High School Student Ambassador in
the Youth science Exchange to the Soviet Union during the summer of 1989.
30 YEARS AGO
Janae Bunyak, a junior at North Toole County High School, has been named one of
the top winners of the 1979 Navy National Science Awards for her research in
agricultural genetics. She was invited to compete in the Navy national awards'
competition after she won a major award at the Montana Science Fair.
The 50th anniversary of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, the dedication of its new
church building, and the laying of the corner stone was held June 3.
A large, new barbecue was constructed in Kevin by Jim Cook and volunteer help in
memory of Joe Alstad, who served as the town's mayor for several years. The pit
is gas fired and will be used for the first time at Kevin Days June 9-10.
Pat McDonough of Shelby caught a 221/2 pound Northern Pike in Tiber Lake, south
of Lothair. The fish was 40 inches long and eight inches deep.
Rock Svennungsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Svennungsen of Shelby, will receive
his Doctor of Optometry degree June 9 from the Southern California College of
40 YEARS AGO
The Marias Valley Golf and Country Club, one of the best and most beautiful golf
courses in Montana, was officially opened for play the last weekend in May. The
first foursome to play on the new facility were Don Hellinger, Don Fischer, Lin
Storti, and Bob Turner.
A six-month trial period of non-operation of parking meters in Shelby's downtown
area was decreed Monday by the Shelby City Council after a lively discussion
with Allan Larson, representing the Shelby Merchants Committee. Larson presented
a petition to the council with more than 90 signatures of businessmen and women,
requesting the six-month trial period.
John R. Lynch of Roundup has been named manager for Mountain States Telephone at
Shelby, succeeding Art Erpenbach who has been appointed supervising and
installation and repair foreman in Helena.
Winners of the All-City Cub Scout Pinewood Derby were Mark Black, first in the
speed category; Joe Thomas, first in design; Tim Schoendaller, second in speed,
and Mike Lingle, third in speed.
50 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Theo F. Kluth of Shelby_ was named Business Woman of the Year at the
Montana State University School of Business Administration's annual awards'
banquet on May 23.
Kay Lawson has been named Valedictorian of the graduating class of North Toole
County High School and Betty McFadden is Salutatorian for the class of 29
Dorothy Jarvis was installed Worthy Advisor and Janice Irvin was installed as
Worthy Associate Advisor of the Order of Rainbow for Girls No. 51.
Corlie F. Dunster, social studies teacher at Shelby High School, received the
Valley Forge Classroom Teachers' Medal for her outstanding work to create a
better understanding of our American way of life and patriotic contributions.
Allan Dunham, former Shelby High School basketball and football star and former
outstanding basketball player for Montana State University, has been named head
basketball coach at Sweet Grass County High School in Big Timber, succeeding Ray
Dodds, who will coach in Sidney.
60 YEARS AGO
Among the cadets graduating from the United States Military Academy in West
Point this June is Gilbert W. Kirby Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kirby of
Shelby. Upon graduating he will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the
Stan Watkins, local distributor for Great Falls, Budweiser, and Old Style Lager
beer, has purchased the former location of the Addy Motor Co. on Great Northern
property from J. B. Barclay. The building will be used as a warehouse.
Darrel Coover, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Coover of Shelby, has been elected to
the honor society of Kappa Tau Alpha, national journalism honorary at the
University of Minnesota.
Howard Armstrong and Ann Montgomery, fifth grade students at Shelby's Westside
grade school, won first and second place, respectively, in the County-State
Dairy Association Contest. Each student wrote a 1500-word theme on "The Miracles
70 YEARS AGO
Shelby is preparing for the visit of royalty on June 3, when Crown Prince Olav
and Crown Princess Martha of Norway will stop briefly while changing trains to
The price of wheat is still steadily rising, reaching 65 cents per bushel on May
31, a 4-cent increase during the past week. About three weeks ago wheat was down
to 52 cents per bushel.
Bud Isaacson has purchased Atlas Cleaners in Shelby from Jack Goff and DeLyle
Martin. The business is located in the Syster building across from the county
Patricia MacHale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. MacHale of Shelby, has received
notification of her award of the Golden Eaglet, the highest distinction of Girl
Scouting. She is the first Shelby Girl Scout ever to have received this honor.