Articles from the October 2, 2013 edition

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 By Samar Fay    News    October 2, 2013

Federal Shutdown Hits Here

There’s no one answering the phone at the Glasgow Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management. “No one is available to take your call because of the government shutdown,” a recorded message says. A recording at the USDA office intones,... Full story

 News    October 2, 2013

Now That's Progress

Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, brought in over 250 community members to celebrate Frazer School’s adequate yearly progress (AYP) accomplishment for the 2012-13 school year. The school made a 20...

 By J. Holt    News    October 2, 2013

FWP's Lewistown Bison Discussion 'Civil And Articulate'

Wild bison were the topic of a Sept. 26 and 27 meeting hosted in Lewistown by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP Director Jeff Hagener invited people representing the interests of rural communities, government agencies and bison...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    October 2, 2013

1 Overpass, 4 Options: Nashua Debates 'Milk River North' Plan

The Nashua Civic Center was the site for a Sept. 24 meeting between Nashua area residents, representatives from HDR Engineering of Billings and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) concerning the proposed construction of a railroad...

 News    October 2, 2013

Benefit Friday For Jennifer

There will be a medical benefit BBQ beef supper and pie auction for Jennifer Dull Kilzer on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Hinsdale School. The supper will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room and the pie auction will follow the volleyball match...

 By Samar Fay    News    October 2, 2013

Dispatchers Get Raise

Longtime employees in the law enforcement dispatch center will be getting a raise as a reward for their long service, effective Oct. 7. The Valley County commissioners voted Tuesday to pay an extra 25 cents an hour to employees with 10 years’ servi...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 2, 2013

Talkin' Football

Thanks to all of you readers, I once again have several topics rattling around in my head. Since it is football season I happened to recall a photo of the GHS football team taken in the late '20s.... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    October 2, 2013

Remembering My Kidnapping Shivaree

Recently we attended a wedding. Attending a wedding evokes so many emotions and memories. For me, I think back to our wedding day – 45 years ago on Saturday. Next comes remembering the birth of each child, followed by the memories of their...

 By Nick Chiechi    Opinion    October 2, 2013

Analyzing The Issues In St. Marie

This reporter is attempting to analyze and report activity on both sides of the St. Marie issues with diligence and a devil’s advocate approach. Factual data, legal rulings and various opinions are the result. As reported in previous Courier...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    October 2, 2013

Plan For Tomorrow

Some insurance company back in the day used the “Plan for Tomorrow” slogan and it seems the United States government has done just that and nothing more. Plan for Tomorrow … not next week … not next month … not next decade or the next 50...

 Obituaries    October 2, 2013

Gilbert 'Ross' Floyd

Gilbert “Ross” Floyd, 87, of Great Falls, Mont., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Peace Hospice. At his request, no services will be held. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial...

 Obituaries    October 2, 2013

Anita Coffrin Hull

Anita Hull, 94, a former Glasgow resident now of Bellingham, Wash., died Sunday, Sept., 29, 2013, at her home. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. Celebration of Life Service at...

 Opinion    October 2, 2013

Frank Albert Hopwood

Frank Albert Hopwood, born on June 27, 1931, at home in Hinsdale to Rose and Fern Hopwood, died on Sept. 29, 2013, at age 82, at Valley View Nursing Home. A vigil service will be held Thursday, Oct....

 Obituaries    October 2, 2013

Galen 'Mike' Maas

Galen “Mike” Maas, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Billings Clinic Hospital to join his wife of 71 years, Doris, who preceded him in death by just 10 weeks. At Mike’s request, there will...

 Obituaries    October 2, 2013

Joseph G. Svien

Joseph G. Svien, 94, longtime resident of Glasgow and more recently Missoula, and Napa, Calif., died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Napa. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow, followed by a... Full story

 Opinion    October 2, 2013

Sharon Dianne Stratton

Sharon Dianne (Orre) Stratton, 73, died Sept. 24, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 18, 1940, in Hillsboro, N.D., to Leonard and Elenor Orre. They later moved to Ophei...

 Obituaries    October 2, 2013

Oscar Ronald Everson

Oscar Ronald Evenson, 82, died Sept. 22, 2013, in Salem, Ore. Graveside services will be held in Fosston, Minn., during the summer of 2014. He was born the fifth of six children on March 26, 1931, to...

 By Karissa Liebelt    Sports    October 2, 2013

Dishing Out Some Harlem Heat

Homecoming 2013 was a huge success. The Glasgow Scotties took on the Shelby Coyotes and pounded them pretty hard, 42-9. The Scotties were on fire from start to finish. Following the big homecoming... Full story

 By Jake Page    Sports    October 2, 2013

XC Girls First, Boys Fourth

The Glasgow Scotties girls cross country team took first with a score of 29 points in their host meet, the Glasgow Invitational at Fort Peck. It started out as a great morning to run, and then the win...

 By Madi Sibley    Sports    October 2, 2013

Bainville Trip Tough On Lady Porcupines, But Coach Sees Improvement

The Nashua Lady Porcupines traveled to Bainville on Saturday to play in a triangular against Richey/Lambert and Bainville. Their first opponent was the Richey/Lambert Fusion. The first game started...

 Sports    October 2, 2013

Hot Shots

Ellis McKean, left, age 11, and Tyler Hersom, right, age 13, are the state winners of their age groups for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship held in Glasgow this year. In the middle is... Full story

 By Kathlene Roberts    Sports    October 2, 2013

Scottie Volleyball Goes Silver At Dickinson

Last weekend the girls’ volleyball team went to Dickinson, N.D., and competed in a 32 -team tournament. On Friday the team went 1-2 – good enough to earn them a spot in the Silver bracket. The Scotties lost their first and third games, but won...