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 By Lih-An Yang    News    September 30, 2015 

The Candidates Are In

Glasgow High School has announced the 2015 homecoming royalty. The candidates are: Tavia Fairclough, Abigail Kolstad and Alexandrea Simensen for queen, and Ethan Etchart, Logan Gunderson and Trevor...

 By Patrick Burr    News    September 30, 2015 

XL Pipeline Update

The projected annual tax influx is $12 million. The two, year-long construction camps would bestow short-term economic tidings on the county, buoying regional business and padding the local government’s coffers. The fiscal boon of the pipeline is...

 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    September 30, 2015 

Tucker Dees: A Friend in Need

It's been 12 years since Tucker Dees won his first fight against cancer. Now he's in the fight for round two. Dees was born in Glasgow in 1996 and was first diagnosed with cancer in 2003 at the age of...

 By Lih-An Yang    News    September 30, 2015 

BLM to Restrict Mine Claims for Sage Grouse

BLM has proposed to withdraw 983,156 acres of public land in Montana from “location and entry under the United States mining laws” to protect a key greater sage grouse conservation area. If approved by the Secretary of the Interior under the...

 By Patrick Burr    News    September 30, 2015 

Survivor's Bell Rings Out

It was quiet in the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital chemotherapy ward last Wednesday. Nurses smiled at passersby and they milled from room to room; patients checked in at the front desk, received by...

 By Lih-An Yang    News    September 30, 2015 

Dr. Mirich to Depart FMDH

Many residents of Valley County have seen a wave of opinions in forms of letters to the editor and on social media who are upset that Dr. Thomas M. Mirich III will be leaving Glasgow. Dr. Mirich is the full-time surgeon with the Orthopaedics and...

 News    September 30, 2015 

Rock On

Football mom Tanja Fransen painted "Rock On 2016" in tribute to Wayne Shipp and the seniors of the Scottie football team. Cheerleaders, cross country and volleyball parents also painted red, white... Full story

 By Lih-An Yang    News    September 23, 2015

Sage Grouse Not in Need of Listing, Feds Say

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on Tuesday, Sept. 22, that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the... Full story

 News    September 23, 2015

GHS Class of 1975 Reunion

Thirty-seven graduates were in attendence for the GHS Class of 1975 40th Reunion on Sept. 6-7. The photo was taken at the Glasgow Elk's Lodge. They are, back row, left to right, Wade Engstrom, Mark... Full story

 By James Walling    News    September 23, 2015

A Little Patch of Pumpkins

Emily Rasmussen comes from good stock when it comes to pumpkins. Her family farm in Grand Rapids, Minn., is home to the sort of pumpkin patch that communities around the nation look forward to...

 By Tess Fahlgren    News    September 23, 2015

Sunny Skies at Bjornberg

The annual Saco/Hinsdale community picnic at the Bjornberg Bridge came off without a hitch on Sunday, Sept. 20. Under the shade of the cottonwoods on the north bank of the Milk River, a lasting...

 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    September 23, 2015

Busted Knuckle Brewery

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Busted Knuckle Brewery with two of my good friends, Tanja Fransen and Megan Haddix. We met at the BKB just after 5 p.m. on a Thursday. One thing we didn't have to...

 By Patrick Burr    News    September 23, 2015

City-County News in Brief

The Board of Valley County Commissioners approved the granting of $60,000 towards the repair of Skylark Road at its Sept. 16 meeting. The motion passed unanimously — though Committee Chairman Bruce Peterson expressed concern as to the source of...

 By James Walling    News    September 16, 2015

Rediscovering the Corps

Former Valley County commissioner Dave Pippin asked the following question in Part III of our series on APR plans for bison release in the region: "Has there ever been a study done to evaluate the...

 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    September 16, 2015

GHS Senior in the Running for National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Zach Miller, a GHS senior, has been...

 By Patrick Burr    News    September 16, 2015

City Government Tables Talks on Fire Truck Funding, Hires New Attorney

Fifty-plus Glasgow citizens packed into the city chamber room at the Recreation Department on Sept. 8, eager to speak their mind at the City Council meeting at which they knew the summer’s landmark issue would be decided. For months, the councilper...

 By Patrick Burr    News    September 16, 2015

Commissioners Approve County Budget

The Board of County Commissioners approved an estimated $10 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year on Wed., Sept. 9. Of that total, 40 percent will come from taxes, while the remaining 60 will arrive via government Payment in Lieu of Taxes...

 News    September 16, 2015

High School Rodeo

GHS sophomore Randi Klind competes in this year's High School Rodeo at the Glasgow Fairgrounds.... Full story

 By Lih-An Yang    News    September 16, 2015

Milk River Activity Center Ready for Community Cooking

Glasgow has a new community cooking and dining facility, and it's located in the new addition of the Milk River Activity Center. "Anyone in the community can rent it to host a birthday party, a public...

 News    September 16, 2015

Glasgow' Diamond Jubilee, 1962

Participants in Glasgow's Diamond Jubilee celebrations parade through downtown in July of 1962.... Full story

 By James Walling    News    September 9, 2015

Celebrating Saco

Chilly weather threatened to dampen spirits at the 2015 Saco Fun Days festivities on Sept. 5. By the 11 a.m. start of the annual parade along Hwy 2 however, a full day and night of celebration was in...

 By James Walling    News    September 9, 2015

Probing the Project: Part III

The following questions from respected area residents were put to the American Prairie Reserve on Sept. 3. APR representatives have cooperated and agreed to continue in good faith as we delve deeper...

 By Patrick Burr    News    September 9, 2015

Michigan Man Bids America to Recall its Hard-Working Origins

When Ron Campbell of Mount Clemens, Mich. walked into the Glasgow Post Office in mid-August, he did so not with the intention of sending a letter, but with the aim of delivering the town's residents...

 By Lih-An Yang    News    September 9, 2015

Scottie Booster Club Gets Behind Student Activities

"Without the Booster Club, the school would be strapped," said Mike Pehlke, the new president of the Scottie Booster Club, referring to the way the Booster Club acts as a fundraising arm for Glasgow...

 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    September 9, 2015

Pink Tractor a Hit at the NE Montana Fair

The Pink Tractor project was started two years ago by Northwest Farm Credit employees who volunteered 100 percent of the efforts with the sole purpose of raising awareness and money for cancer...


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