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 By Bob Connors    Opinion    October 1, 2014 

Should The New School Be Named Irle Or Not?

What is in a name? We are in a situation where we are looking to order letters for the new elementary school.  I asked the board, “Are we going to change the name of the elementary?" This first came about when R.L. Irle's family, currently living... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    October 1, 2014 

The Younger Generation Comes Through

Many of you have probably heard about Robert Back, a high school student at Belt, who sustained a head injury while playing in a high school football game. Word spread quickly about his injury and condition. A fund was set up to help with his...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 1, 2014 

The Dark Ages

Do you remember when we did not have Daylight Saving Time? Everyone got up an hour earlier to begin their day and probably went to bed before dark because they had already put in a long day. I remember a lot of the comments when DLS officially came i...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    October 1, 2014 

Social Responsibility and Random Acts Of Kindness

Imagine a scene that you've probably witnessed and never really noticed. A car drives around a parking lot several times. The driver seems to be hovering towards the front of the lot almost waiting for someone to pull out. You vaguely notice a...

 
 By Emily Wilson    Opinion    September 24, 2014

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

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    September 24, 2014

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...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    September 24, 2014

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...

 
 By Howard Sawatzky    Opinion    September 24, 2014

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...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    September 24, 2014

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...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    September 17, 2014

Mrs. Fix-It

Over the years I've found it really does help to know some basics about repairing vehicles and farm equipment. The first car my husband and I had was a Chevy four-door sedan. About a year after he purchased it, a problem developed. For some reason,... Full story

 
 By Emily Wilson    Opinion    September 17, 2014

With No Video Stores In Glasgow, The Library Steps In

The Glasgow City-County Library is constantly looking for ways to improve and expand our service. Recently, we have been evaluating expanding our interlibrary loan services to include items previously offered on a limited basis. Interlibrary loan...

 
 By Linda and Frank Vargo    Opinion    September 17, 2014

The Rain On The Plains

Aloha e’ Komo mai. (Welcome.) August brought a lot of rain and with it some problems and delays. Flooding and being very wet has put the skids on many Saint Marie maintenance projects, according to the monthly newsletter. It was stated by Town...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 17, 2014

Shower Power

Do you think about what a luxury your shower is every time you take one? For many that is a daily routine. How many remember when showers were not in every home. I don’t know when this wonderful convenience became a common household bathroom featur...

 
 By Jim Elliot    Opinion    September 17, 2014

Paid In America

Walgreens, America’s largest drug store chain, says they are leaving the United States because our tax rate is too high. It must really be killing them, but it’s hard to know because last year they upped their CEO compensation by 13 percent, had...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    September 10, 2014

I Got Gas, You Got Gas

I've done something I rarely do. I actually did some research on what I'm about to expound your way via this broadcast. Seems it takes about 16 million barrels of crude oil to run this country every day. That's for gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    September 10, 2014

On The Road Again

Traveling is something I really enjoy. Several weeks ago, I accepted an invitation to accompany a friend to Iowa. A real plus was knowing I'd have the opportunity to visit with my brother as well as nieces and nephews and cousins. Getting to just...

 
 By Gale Jellum    Opinion    September 10, 2014

Walks To End Alzheimer's

Dear Editor: Throughout the fall season, the Montana Alzheimer's Association is sponsoring Walks to End Alzheimer's in various locations. The purpose of these walks is to raise awareness and funds for advancements in research, support and care for...

 
 By Sue Dewey    Opinion    September 3, 2014

A Letter From England

Dear Editor: My name is Sue Dewey and I am an English person, living in England. I am writing to The Glasgow Courier in the hope that some of your readers might consider helping me with my interest in your history. For many years I have enjoyed... Full story

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Russell's Priceless Legacy

The symbol that means Montana is the buffalo bulls head crafted by cowboy artist Charlie Russell. This year marks the sesquicentennial of Russell's birth. He would have been 150 on March 19. By all accounts, Charlie was as his adopted son Jack...

 
 By Ron Poertner    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Ditch Proposed Water Rule

Here we go again. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new rule that would give the agency more control over waters of the United States. The farm industry is dead set against this change because the rule would give EPA more...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Waiting For Rockwell In The Mail

Do you remember the fine art of Norman Rockwell? Maybe you were among those who looked forward to receiving your copy of the Saturday Evening POST magazine each month, not only for the news it would bring but to enjoy the latest Norman Rockwell...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    September 3, 2014

A 'Letter' From China

I have recently received a thank you letter from a Mr. Chong, address Beijing, China, and I would like to share same with my 10.567 readers. It starts: Dear Mr Vaupel, A lot of us here in China prescribe (their word, not mine) to the World Famous...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2014

Sexual Violence In Eastern Montana Gets Washington's Notice

Media releases from the offices of U.S. Rep. Daines and Sen. Walsh: • Rep. Steve Daines on Aug. 26 applauded the announcement that the Office on Violence Against Women will designate $3 million to prevent and prosecute violence against women in... Full story

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 27, 2014

Glasgow's POWs From Germany

With all of the unrest in the world today, I was reminded of World War II and the fact that Glasgow housed POWs from Germany. I know there are residents of Glasgow and surrounding areas that can still remember those times. Of course, if you can...

 
 By Jim Elliot    Opinion    August 27, 2014

A Holiday Brought To You By Hard Working People

If national holidays have anything in common it’s that those of us who celebrate them by taking the day off don’t give much thought to the origin or meaning of the holiday. That’s true of secular holidays (never mind Religious holidays) from...

 

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