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 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 27, 2016 

Local Stock Hands Join Wagon Train to Pryor

Mary Abrahmson, stock hand at the Glasgow Stockyards and resident of Wolf Point, set out this past weekend on an old fashioned wagon train. Abrahamson accompanied by friends Hannah Ferguson and Troy...

 By James Walling    News    July 27, 2016 

Driving into Glasgow

Emerson Drive lead singer Brad Mates spoke to the Courier in anticipation of the Canadian band's appearance with JT Hodges at the 2016 Northeast Montana Fair on July 29. “I've never been to Glasgow,” Mates explained via phone from the road,...

 By Dane Osen    News    July 27, 2016 

Fire Drill Suspended for Actual Fire in St. Marie

Originally, the plan was to meet with the guys from the St. Marie Fire Department on the afternoon of July 24. I was going to watch them drill and shoot the breeze about a few of them getting their...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 27, 2016 

Malta Soldier Returns from Basic with Honors

Malta native and resident Specialist (SPC) Kori Kindle recently returned from her five-month basic and advanced individual training for the Montana Army National Guard, where she was recognized as her...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 27, 2016 

Every Single Person

Lately I’ve been seeing and hearing articles about lives that matter - police lives, black lives, road workers’ lives, medical responder lives - even a picture of a small girl with “My Life Matters” written on her hand. Why does it suddenly...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 27, 2016 

Slop The Hogs

Last week my memories concerned the marketing of pigs, at least to some extent. Do you remember when almost all farmers and ranchers had a small bunch of pigs on their places? Most rural housewives had a slop pail sitting somewhere near the kitchen a...

 By Helen Depuydt    Opinion    July 27, 2016 

Midwifery & Chocolates

Walking into our tiny living room before Christmas had become an annual event for this older couple. They always had a gift in hand, which they presented to Mama, and then they relaxed to chat awhile. The pleasant-looking pair were no strangers to...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    July 27, 2016 

The Urination Syndrome

Here’s the plan. I want every one of the 3.14159265 true conservative males over the age of 18, staunch supporter of HRC and who actually reads this nonsense column to take out your wallet and extract 25 percent of its wealth. Now go directly to th...

 By James Walling    Opinion    July 27, 2016 

Semantics Matters

Since the estimable Sandy Laumeyer and Pastor John Collins have expressed eloquent viewpoints on the subject of various lives mattering this week, I thought I’d wade in to clarify some of the language involved and discuss the basic semantics...

 Calendar    July 27, 2016 

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY JULY 27-30 Northeast Montana Fair at Glasgow. FRIDAY – SUNDAY JULY 29-31 7:30 p.m. - “Mary Poppins” at Fort Peck Summer Theatre. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. More info, 406-526-9943 Wednesday... Full story

 By Georgie Kulczyk    Sports    July 27, 2016 

Thunder Lands in "B" Division for State Meet

The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team finished their eighth weekend of competition July 23 and 24 in Malta, where the divisional swim meet was held. With 370 swimmers from ten veteran teams, the competition...

 By Georgie Kulczyk    Sports    July 27, 2016 

Reds' Season Comes to an End at District Tournament

It was a tough "building" year for the 2016 Reds', and their season came to a disappointing end at the district tournament in Billings after just two games. The first game for the Reds was held Thursd...

 Obituaries    July 27, 2016 

Melvin William Sorenson

Melvin William Sorensen, 74, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. He was born at home on July 26, 1941, in Hinsdale, Mont., to Hans and Grace Sorensen. He attended school in Hinsdale. He joined...

 Obituaries    July 27, 2016 

Benjamin Arthur Laws III

Benjamin Arthur Laws III of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully at 11:11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, following a courageous 11-month battle with brain cancer. He was 44 years old. He was born in...

 Obituaries    July 27, 2016 

Fred Kindle

Fred Kindle, 81, passed away peacefully the morning of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, of natural causes at the Hi-Line Retirement Center. He was born July 8, 1935, at their homestead south of Saco, Mont.,... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 20, 2016

City Council Brief

Glasgow’s City Council met July 18 for their bi-weekly council meeting. A first reading of Ordinance No. 952 included changes to clarify parts of the ordinance. The ordinance will be read a second time at the next city council meeting before it mov...

 By James Walling    News    July 20, 2016

Search for Owner of Submerged Vehicle Called Off

The Valley County Sheriff's Office has concluded its search for the body of a Colorado man reported missing in mid-June. A truck owned by Robert J. Willenborg, 59, of Buena Vista, Colo., was discovere...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 20, 2016

Lustre Community Draws Hundreds for Centennial Celebrations

The Lustre community celebrated its 100-year anniversary on July 3, 2016 with a crowd of family and friends estimated over 700 people. “I know I had at least 85 people at my house for the weekend,” said Martin Fast, whose family was among the... Full story

 By Montana Department of Justice    News    July 20, 2016

Local Victims' Advocate Recognized

Attorney General Tim Fox presented three 2016 Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate of the Year awards at a ceremony July 15 at the Lewis & Clark Library Community Room in Helena. Among the...

 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    July 20, 2016

Vets Face Monumental Task, Provide Invaluable Service

The staff of Planned Pethood Plus came a long way for a good cause. With less than half of their usual team of veterinarians and techs on hand, they performed an enormous number of spay/neuter surgeries during the recent clinic offered at the Valley... Full story

 By Parker Kulczyk    Opinion    July 20, 2016

Why America Needs a Constitutional Convention

America is having a rough summer. However, at the end of the day, I know that being an American citizen and living in a country this great is a blessing. That is why I think we need to adapt the US Constitution to fit our modern needs yet preserve... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 20, 2016

The Nashua Reunion

The past several weeks have been a little rough due in part to a new drug I am taking. For the last couple of years, one after another hormone therapy medication was prescribed to bring my cancer under control. Each one of them has failed after a...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 20, 2016

It's Almost Fair Time

It’s almost fair time and time for all the 4-H, FFA and open class animals to come to town. With this in mind, I decided it was a good time to share a story told by one of our deceased friends. Keep in mind, this is a remember and in no way meant...

 By Bebe Crouse    Opinion    July 20, 2016

Preserving Sage Grouse and Ranching with Conservation Easements

The conversion of native grassland and sagebrush to cropland is one of the greatest threats to wildlife that depend on this disappearing habitat such as greater sage-grouse. A new study projects that, if conversion rates continue as expected, sage...


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