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FES Signs Letter of Intent with C&B Operations

After 53 years of service to Northeast Montana, Farm Equipment Sales has announced that a letter of intent to sell has been signed with C&B Operations, LLC, headquartered in Gettysburg, S.D. In a press release, FES President and CEO Marc Swanson...

 

Tester's Talks Security, Vet Benefits

In an Oct. 18, press call with Montana’s rural journalists, US Senator Jon Tester touted the agenda that he has worked to pass in gridlocked Washington. The Big Sandy Farmer opened about farm bill meetings he had held throughout the state, and then...

 

Sea Change Coming

In the past two weeks, two former Presidents, two current Republican Senators, and sleuth of commentators have railed against the “current state of political discourse.” I presently am doing the same thing here in this column, and that...

 

Heenan Announces Challenge to Gianforte

John Heenan of Billings has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Montana's sole U.S. House of Representatives seat. Currently, the seat is held by Greg Gianforte of Bozeman....

 

Troy Downing Seeks Nomination to Take On Tester

Business executive and California Air National Guard Veteran Troy Downing is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Jon Tester for U.S. Senate. A political newcomer, Downing enlisted in the...

 

Integrated Scouting

The Boy Scouts of America made what many seemed to think was a controversial announcement this past week. The National Scouting Office said that they would open the Cub Scout and Eagle Scout path to girls. This seemed to shock some and it lifted...

 

Jury Finds for Gilbert on Felony Charges

On Oct. 5, Larry Edward Gilbert II appeared at the Valley County Courthouse to face charges for multiple crimes, including assault with a weapon and criminal endangerment as well as lesser charges such as criminal mischief with damages in excess of...

 

Magruder Property Auction Set for Oct. 25

Following a recent market appraisal of $50,000, the Valley County Commissioners have decided to hold a public auction of the Magruder property (also known as the farmer’s market) on Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Valley County Courthouse. The...

 

Witkowski Faces Sentencing

Jay Witkowski, who was convicted of murdering Evelynn Garcia (31) on New Years Eve of 2016, was sentenced Monday by the 17th District Court in Glasgow to 80 years in Prison with the possibility of...

 

Bipartisan Congressional Efforts Reach Verizon

Montana’s congressional delegation recently issued statements claiming success in helping to convince Verizon Wireless not to expel numerous users across rural Montana from their cell service. Verizon had initially stated they would terminate the...

 

Temporary Levy Passes in Favor of Valley View Home

With 61 percent of the total number of voters participating, Valley View Home claimed a win in the Sept. 7 election to approve a temporary mill levy to fund the home over the next two years. With final vote totals counted, 1,571 people supported the...

 

Law Enforcement:

Jury selection for the Jay Witkowski murder trial has begun. 109 jurors have been summoned in the case. Witkowski is charged with the New Year’s Eve murder of Evelyn Garcia. Officials stressed that jury selection in the case will be overly...

 

Law Enforcement Brief:

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office reported that they had a rather uneventful four days at the Northeast Montana Fair. Sheriff Verne Buerkle told the Courier, “We were really glad to see the large crowds at the fair, and we had no major...

 

Regatta Set for Friday

The Fort Peck Sailing Club will be hosting their annual Can-Am Regatta this weekend, Aug. 11 – Aug. 13. The events will kick off Friday at 2 p.m., with a sailing seminar on the lake. The seminar will be open to the public for, “anyone curious abo...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 26, 2017

'Vote Yes Valley View' Gains Ground

The campaign “Vote Yes Valley View” has made headway in their efforts to pass a special hospital tax district for Valley View Home. As of press time, the organization has held six informational meetings in Opheim, Nashua, Fort Peck, Hinsdale,...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 26, 2017

Lodgepole Complex Fire Continues to Rage

The Lodgepole Complex fire continues to devour range land, homes, and farms in Garfield and Petroleum Counties, approximately 52 miles northeast of Jordan. At press time, the fires had consumed more...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 19, 2017

Alvernaz Sentenced, Local Agencies Credited

The United States Attorney's Office announced that Toni Louise Plummer-Alvernaz was sentenced to one year in prison, $246,024 in restitution and a $100 special assessment for her involvement in a...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 12, 2017

Meetings Planned for 'Vote Yes Valley View'

Organizers for the campaign to “Vote Yes Valley View Home” are hosting informational meetings around the county throughout July. Meetings have already occurred in Hinsdale (July 10) and Opheim (July 12). Future meetings will be held on July 13,...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 12, 2017

Gianforte Hears from Northeast Montana Farmers and Ranchers

U.S. Congressman for Montana Greg Gianforte left his weekend schedule on July 8, to meet with local farmers, ranchers, agriculture industry supporters, implement dealers and the me...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 28, 2017

Tax District Proposed to Fund Valley View Home

Co-chairs of the Valley View Home Long Term Care Task Force, Don Fast and Tom Markle, sat down with the Courier to discuss the sustainability of Valley View Home, and their proposed solution to operating a deficit. Established in March of 2017, the t...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 28, 2017

Agencies Underscore Fire Safety for Holiday

With Northeast Montana experiencing its worst drought on record for June, the need to be extremely cautious with fire, fireworks and other fire hazards has grown substantially this summer. According to Crystal Beckman of the Montana Department of...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 21, 2017

D&G Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

In 1957, brothers Darrell and Gene Morehouse opened the doors to their new sporting goods store. Originally located at the site of Holly and Co. in downtown Glasgow, they moved to their present location on 2nd Ave in 1962. Darrell Morehouse...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 14, 2017

Orthopedic Surgeon Practices New Techniques

When we sat down with Dr. Scott Croft at his new office in Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, he was excited to skip talking about himself and move on to talking about the advances the orthopedic surge...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 7, 2017

Three DUIs Over Weekend

Valley County and the city of Glasgow saw a string of driving under the influence of alcohol cases over the weekend. Two DUI cases in the county involved vehicle crashes with one DUI occurring in the city limits. The first crash occurred on June 2, a...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 7, 2017

Children's Museum Hosts 2nd Annual 'School's Out Carnival'

On June 2, the Children's Museum in downtown Glasgow held a fundraiser, dubbed the 2nd Annual "School's Out Carnival." The event featured a street style fair with an inflatable water slide, games and...

 

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