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Articles from the September 24, 2014 edition

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First Class Seating

It was gone with the wind as it quickly stopped for a few minutes and left Glasgow. Just enough time for a reporter to hop on board scope out the décor and jump down before passengers continued... Full story


Something Stinks Near The Lagoon

Have you ever wondered where that water went after you flushed it? How about all the wastewater that comes from your sinks and showers? While to some it's a mystery they try their best to avoid,...


Students, Homeless For A Night, Think Outside The Box

The cold and crisp air left clear skies Saturday night. The colder air helped bring the feel of fall and left several students trying to figure out how to survive the evening in cardboard boxes and a...


County Budget Near Approval

The Valley County budget is still getting some last minute adjustments before the commissioners look at passing the finalized budget in the upcoming week. While there wasn't a lot of changes made from the previous year there were a few noteworthy...


How Low Will It Go? Jobless Rate Here 2.9%

Montana’s unemployment rate was at 4.7 percent in August, a slight increase of one-tenth of one percentage point from July. The jobless rate in Valley County, meanwhile, is now sitting just under 3 percent. At 2.9 percent, only 124 residents are...


2 Respiratory Virus Cases In Montana

Parents and kids both brace for the spreading viruses that occur every year when school starts. Two cases have been confirmed for the Enterovirus D68 that has been spreading around the country. The case in Montana was involving a child under the age...


Goodbye From Library Director

Just a quick note to end a very quick tenure here at the Glasgow City-County Library. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you at the Glasgow City-County Library. It has been almost 18 months since I became your library director and it has been an... Full story


The Joy Of A Growing Fingernail

This week seems to be one for writing about this and that. So here goes. Last week, I was trimming my fingernails. When I got to the forefinger – or is it called the pointer finger – on my left hand, I stopped for a few minutes, recalling how exc...


We Live In A Disposable World

I recall a time in America when folks would save up money for a car or college tuition or on a smaller scale a pair of ice skates for a child. Most of us had credit at the grocery story and the gas station, but that's where it ended. If we couldn't...


Glasgow Our Kind of Place, Canadians Say

Dear Editor: Just thought I'd pass on our experience as we passed through Glasgow this past week. We were traveling back home along Highway 2 towards Manitoba, and an old camper caught our eye. We stopped on the yard but were unsure of how far to go...


Don't Stay Silent

It's a subject of shame to some families, but it should be nothing to be ashamed of. The words suicide, depression and mental health issues holds such a stigma that people cringe, they avoid talking about it and change the subject when it arises. As...


Michael H. Thomas

Michael H. Thomas, 70, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. at James Black Dog Community Hall in...


Holly Lynn Kittleson

Holly Lynn (Wittmayer) Kittleson, 53, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at her home in Fort Peck, Mont. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m., at the Evangelical Church...


Hazen 'Flick' Flickinger

Hazen D. “Flick” Flickinger, 81, of Billings and formerly of Havre, passed away peacefully at home on Friday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2014, from extended illnesses. He was born July 25, 1933, to Hazen...


Stan Kalinski and Stan's Bar

This photo is of Stan Kalinski in Stan's Bar. His bar and his personality were well known in the area. He was born in Chicago in 1908. His family moved and settled in Brazil Creek, where his father... Full story


GHS Defeats Shelby 35-6, Now 4-0

After a scoreless first quarter, the Scotties cruised to a 35-6 victory in a road game over Shelby on Sept 19. Dealing 1B Shelby's first loss, Glasgow is the only 2B team that boasts a 4-0 record now.... Full story


Wildfire Win One, Lose One

The Saco-Hinsdale Wildfire took it to the Brockton Lady Warriors last Friday in Hinsdale to the cheers of a small but very supportive crowd. I keep telling youse guys to come out and watch some...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    September 24, 2014

Glasgow Invite: A Good Time To Cut time

The time isn't necessarily now, but it's getting there. Glasgow XC hosts its annual midseason invitational this Saturday at Kiwanis Park in Fort Peck and everyone – the girls, the boys, Coach K –...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    September 24, 2014

Courier Sports Getting A New Look

Greetings, Courier sports readers. The search is over for a new sports editor. It's me. Having filled in recently as an interim sports editor, I've loved getting back into sports writing. So the decision was made for me to become the sports guy and... Full story


Results Mixed For Volleyball, But C Squad Gets An 'A' So Far

After a midweek trip to Glendive, the Scottie volleyball teams came home Tuesday night with mixed reviews. The C squad prevailed and won their match in three straight games, shocking the Red Devils with their tough serving and successful offense –...



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