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 By James Walling    News    October 11, 2017 

Fire Prevention Tips, Activities

The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out!” The Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department and Valley County Glasgow Long Run Volunteer Fire Department served hot dogs, chips and sodas at no charge at the... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    October 4, 2017

Pumpkins and Pups

The good people at 2 Pups Pumpkin Patch will be open this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are located five miles east of Glasgow on Hwy 2 (north side). Admission is two dollars per person (2-years and under free). Carving... Full story

 

Twin Musicians Bring Musical Fusion

The Northeastern Arts Network's Big Sky Series is back with Twin Kennedy, a musical duo featuring West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy. The sisters hail from the small town of Powell River, BC,... Full story

 

Law Enforcement

According to Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle, a rollover accident occurred south of Glentana on Sept. 26. The driver, Charles Paul Eastly of Opheim, missed a turn in the early morning fog. He was not seriously injured. The Montana Highway... Full story

 

Newton's 'Under the Big Sky'

Glasgow’s very own Ken Burns, documentarian Shawn Newton, is back on television with an encore presentation of the first installment of Under the Big Sky, a Montana Television Network series, exploring the stories of people and communities who... Full story

 

Call to Conservatives

During the past week, I was blessed with several column submissions about our President’s words and the rights of NFL players to freely express themselves in their professional lives (See Mary Honrud on this page). None of the submissions were...

 

School Bus Crash Claims Two Drivers

A crash involving a Glasgow Public Schools bus and a pickup was reported west of Glasgow on Hwy 2 on Sept. 19. Both drivers involved were killed. The driver of the truck was Julie Steiger (31) of Troy, Mont., and the school bus driver was Harold... Full story

 

Cook Charged with Assault on Peace Officer

Tanner Gene Cook (20) is facing an assortment of charges related to an incident on the northwest side of town on Sept. 8. These include: criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, aggravated assault, assault on a peace officer/judicial officer (bodily -... Full story

 

Search Pilot Clinic Lands at Fort Peck

Pilots from around the region descended on the Fort Peck Hotel and Lanny Hanson’s hanger on Sept. 8. The three-day training included talks, case studies, on the ground training (no pun) in survival techniques, search pattern recognition, spotter... Full story

 

Gianforte Concludes Listening Tour

Montana’s sole representative in the U.S. House has concluded a listening tour with stops at each of the state’s 56 counties. Congressman Greg Gianforte embarked on the trip, which covered over 3,700 miles across the state, after being sworn... Full story

 

Law Enforcement Brief

Karla Nix was sentenced Sept. 5 to six years differed with credit for 90 days served in Valley County Detention Center. On Jan. 18, Nix was charged with felony exploitation of an older person. In addition to time served, Nix will pay a fine of... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    August 30, 2017

Witkowski, Adams Attempt Jailbreak

The Valley County Detention Center was the scene of an attempted escape by inmates Jay Witkowski and Austin Adams on Aug. 25. Witkowski recently admitted to killing Evelynn Garcia of Glasgow on New Year’s Eve. Adams was originally booked on... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    August 23, 2017

Viewpoints on the Solar Eclipse

Whether you travelled to view Monday's eclipse in its totality, as the Courier's A.J. Etherington did, or simply stopped to gaze in wonder at the partial event someplace locally, it was a day to... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    August 16, 2017

Toy Industry Foundation, CASA Donate to Foster Kids

Foster children along Montana’s Hi-Line will be receiving toys donated by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and distributed by National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association, according to a press release from the latter... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    August 2, 2017

GPD Reminder: Lock Your Doors

The Glasgow Police department would like to remind area residents to help reduce vehicle break-ins and property theft by locking the doors to property and vehicles. GPD Prevention Specialist Jennifer Fuller explains, “There is a common field of... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    August 2, 2017

Locals to See Spotlight in FPST's 'Grease'

Fort Peck Summer Theatre's coming production of Grease, opening Aug. 4, stars Glasgow natives Rachel Lynn Pewitt as Rizzo, Tayte Prewett as Frenchy, Lily Helland as Marty, Lauren Kolstad as Patty,... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    July 26, 2017

'New Stars in the Western Skies' Seeks Competitors

With headliners Deb Berger (of 'Patsy' fame), Eliot Strommen and Tim Sampson all set to get the musical entertainments rolling at the fairgrounds on Aug. 4, the organizers of the 'New Stars in the... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    July 5, 2017

Ezzie's Wholesale Wins Large Employer Award, Cuts Ribbon

The Glasgow Job Service Employers' Committee board (JSEC) has selected Ezzie's Wholesale, Inc. as it's Outstanding Large Employer. In a press release, the board says it was convinced based on the... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    July 5, 2017

Keep an Eye Out for 'Diver Down' Flags

Local divers Joyce and Ryan Stone would like to remind area boaters and visitors to our summertime fishing and sailing competitions at Fort Peck Lake, to please keep an eye out for red and white... Full story

 
 By James Walling    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Kulczyk, Heavey, Valle Win Honors

The Courier brought home six awards from the annual Montana Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest in Lewistown this weekend, including three firsts: Sports Editor Georgie Kulczyk won first place for Best Headline Writing and second place...

 
 By James Walling    News    May 31, 2017

Vietnam Vets Honored at Memorial Day Service

Approximately 25 Vietnam-era veterans were honored with pins at the VFW and American Legion's Memorial Day ceremony May 29. Servicemen with dates of service ranging from Feb. 1961 to May 1975 were... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    May 31, 2017

'Tour de Prairie' Adds to Global Bike Travel Weekend

On June 4, Glasgow area cycling enthusiasts will participate in a global event designed to encourage traveling by bicycle and spending the night at a campground, park, hotel, bed and breakfast, hostel, friend’s house or backyard. Bike Travel... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    May 24, 2017

Memorial Program Features GHS Speakers

This year’s Memorial Day program from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature students from Glasgow High School. They will discuss various American memorials they visited on a recent trip to Washington D.C. The program will... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    May 24, 2017

Downtown Venue a Good Fit for Quist Event

A packed house welcomed Rob Quist at the Loaded Toad coffee shop and Sean R. Heavey gallery on May 18. The Democrat is challenging Republican Greg Gianforte and Libertarian Mark Wicks for Montana's... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    May 10, 2017

Gianforte Talks Close Ties with Trump

Greg Gianforte came to town for a campaign event at Farm Equipment Sales on Hwy. 2 in Glasgow on May 8. Gianforte is the Republican candidate to fill Montana's at-large congressional district seat in... Full story

 

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