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Hopes For a Panelling Renaissance

Nothing conjures up images of dim rooms with orange, shag carpet and floral curtains quite like someone mentioning wood paneling. The cheap, easy-to-install wall surface was popular throughout the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Eventually becoming too...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 13, 2018 

Art is All Around Us

While in Arizona several years ago, I attended an art show. Some of the works were for sale. One small painting of pansies caught my eye every time I walked by it. Finally, I decided to purchase that painting and bring it home. It now hangs in my...

 

Abdication of Duties

The media missed one of the bigger stories behind the nomination and withdrawal of Dr. Ronny Jackson to lead the Veterans Administration. The story wasn’t the gossip from coworkers or his inexperience leading a large bureaucracy. It wasn’t even...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 13, 2018 

Homemade Gifts

Remember days of the past when gifts from your female friends were most always homemade? I remember the fancy hankies that were tucked in your birthday card. Weddings found many gifts of hand-embroidered tea towels (dish towels) or pillow cases. I...

 

Proud to Call 'Middle of Nowhere' Home

Three years ago this week I moved to the middle of nowhere. Even before the Washington Post designation and the national attention, I always thought of Glasgow as being Middle of Nowhere, USA. What I didn’t know after moving here is that, I would c...

 
 By Larry Hawes    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Loved Glasgow On NBC

Dear Editor, Loved the NBC special. Our family raised cattle 1860-1970 in Nevada, Idaho and Montana. I remember as a little fellow in the forties to fifties traveling with my Dad to move, buy and sell cattle. Such good memories. I am the last of the...

 

Brought Back Memories

Dear Glasgow Folks, Tonight [June 2], when I saw Glasgow featured on “NBC Nightly News,” I felt a flutter in my heart. You see, after my husband and I graduated from the University of Arkansas (1964), he received his commission as a second... Full story

 
 By Megan Haddix    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Unshelved at GCCL: National Audiobook Month

June is National Audiobook Month and a great time to give it them a try or renew your love for auidobooks. Historically, spoken audio has been available in schools and libraries since the 1930s. Today audiobooks come in many formats, including...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Graduation: A Time to Reflect

This time of year brings with it bittersweet feelings. We witness high school seniors receiving their diplomas. Diplomas that signify an end to their childhood education. Diplomas that are their entry into the world of adulthood. Students who have...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Evolution of Dishes

When eating out the other day I happened to think of the dishes we used to always see in the cafes. Of course, I am from the middle of nowhere so my experiences were limited, but do you remember the coffee cups and saucers, not mugs like today? Of co... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Scared

Recently, a friend was inquiring about my health. I told her I am having chemotherapy every week. In the course of our visit, she asked me “Do you ever get scared?” I thought about her question for a few moments and replied, “I was scared when...

 

Kudos to Gilchrist

Dear Editor Kudos to Christine Gilchrist for seeing the need and making things happen. It was so nice to have chairs to sit on. Sure beat trying to get onto a lunch room bench! I think the addition of chairs allowed many more to sit and enjoy the...

 
 By Tim Phillips    Opinion    May 30, 2018

Tim Phillips on the 2018 Glasgow High School Track Season

We will very much miss our senior girls: Baylie Chappell, Kaylee King and Hannah Mickelson. Each in their own way, they’ve been tremendous leaders for us. For the rest of the girls, we know how the sting of fourth place feels and I hope it drive...

 
 By Leta Godwin    Opinion    May 30, 2018

Unshelved: GCCL Summer Reading

I am so excited about the theme for this year’s summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!” Besides books, I love music, so to be able to combine the two is going to make an amazing summer reading program. The program this year starts on June...

 

What the Courier is Here For

In case you missed the news, NBC came to Glasgow to cover the “middle of nowhere”. Kevin Tibbles, the correspondent, asked me to contrast what would be on our front page compared to the New York Times. After a brief moment and then a comment...

 
 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    May 23, 2018

On American Prairie

Dear Editor, I recently read an American Prairie Reserve (APR) article titled, ‘Freese Scale for Grassland Biodiversity, Background Summary.’ This strange document was designed to justify the program proposed by APR. They rate 10 ‘ecological...

 
 By Dennis Linghor    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Supporting APR

Dear Editor, I was a range management specialist for the Malta Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office for over thirty years. After retiring in 2007, I was hired by the American Prairie Reserve (APR). As such, I’ve had considerable...

 

Click it or Ticket: MHP Announces Seatbelt Initiative

To kick off the 2018 Click It or Ticket seat belt initiative with the highest level of support, the Montana Highway Patrol is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to participate in Border to Border (B2B), a...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Looking Back on the Branding Season of Year's Past

Branding time is here. Many cattlemen have already branded their calves for the year, while others still have the event looming before them. To those not directly involved, there would not seem to be a lot of changes over the years, but do you...

 

Support Strommen for Sheriff

In recent weeks, I have had occasion to observe Undersheriff Luke Strommen in his professional capacity. I found his conduct both professional and personable. I will happily cast my vote for Mr. Strommen in the upcoming election for Sheriff. In a...

 

May is Mental Health Month: Do You Focus on Fitness #4Mind4Body?

Dear Editor, Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical...

 
 By Caleb Olfert    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Hi-Line Ingenuity Saving the Tax Payer

Dear Editor, Hi-Line Ingenuity - is what comes to mind when I see an organization such as the sheriff’s office implement the plan that they have in vehicle purchasing. More than once, driving along one of our county’s highways, have I looked up...

 

Supporting the Thin Blue Line on Peace Officer Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 15, was National Peace Officer Memorial Day, and last week in Bozeman two officers, Trooper David DeLaittre and Deputy Mason Moore, were honored for the sacrifice they paid to this state. I will say from what little experience I have,...

 

Responsibly Celebrate Graduation

Graduation season is upon us and is a time for celebrating. It is the culmination of years of schooling, sports, hard work and the starting point of our teen’s adult life. As parents, we hope that the skills, values and morals we have taught our... Full story

 

On the Glasgow School District Levy Failure

I have two young children who will be future students in the Glasgow school system. My hopes for them have always been to be taught by teachers who care about them, who will be their mentors, who will guide them towards being productive citizens of...

 

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