Week of February 21, 2024

  • To The Glasgow Community:

    Two weeks ago, your Glasgow Elks Lodge 1922 hosted the Montana mid-year Elks convention, with 135 in attendance. The meeting was a huge success, and I think it is proper to give credit where credit is due. The businesses in the Glasgow community stepped forward with advertising and financial support that attendees from other communities found to be "amazing" for a town of our size. The comments on all the motels were simply super. The visitors reported the community to be friendly, courteous...

  • Gypsy Comes To Life

    Ladies and Gentlemen: I grew up in the Lustre Farm Community north of Frazer. My dad, Arnold Sonsteng, was a pioneer. He homesteaded there in 1916. Dad had 15 children – 10 boys and 5 girls. I happen to be the 13th child. I am a 1951 Glasgow High School "Scotties" graduate. My brother, Stanley Sonsteng, worked at the Glasgow Courier for many years. My brother-in-law Ivy Knight worked for the Courier as well. Back in 1953, I married a Texan who stationed at the Air Force Base in Great Falls....

  • Dement Beach

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier

    Remember Dement Beach? Not many have even heard of it. Dement Beach was a recreational facility located about 10 miles north of Opheim or approximately six miles north of Glentana. I have remembered this recreational facility in the past but it does amaze me that many of the local residents of Opheim and Glentana haven’t heard of it. I am fortunate to have several original pictures of this resort as well as finding old news items concerning it. In my young days of living in that area it was a great place for ice skating parties. Speaking of...

  • Senate Bill 442

    Dear Editor, In my family there is a wide swath of political views and when you are in the same room as we were for the Holidays, the juvenile name calling stops and thoughtful discussions can occur. What these discussions revealed was that while we have many differences, there is also agreement. Well, if I'm being honest, there was some juvenile name calling too, we are family after all. But back to my point, I wonder then, why don't we at least have the things we all agree on? For example, we...

Lorraine Merrill Hamilton

On February 12, 2024, as she had started around the sun for the hundredth time in her red satin white polka dot pajamas Lorraine Merrill Hamilton passed away peacefully. She was always quite the fashionista. Lorraine was born in Glendale, Calif., Nov. 7, 1924. She was the fourth daughter and child of Kathryn and Oliver Merrill. Her younger brother, Ollie, joined the family two years later. She graduated from Hoover High School and went to Glendale College before marrying Robert Grant Hamilton...

Pearl Nickels Services

Pearl Fisher (Carlson/Wagner/Ochsner) Nickels passed away of natural causes on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Glasgow, Mont. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, Mont., with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. A reception will follow at noon at the Cottonwood Inn in...

  • Lustre Christian Boys Repeat as District 3C Champs

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier

    The Lustre Christian Lions repeated as District 3C champions after defeating Frazer, Circle and co-conference champions, Scobey/Opheim this past weekend in Glasgow. Lustre enters the Eastern C Divisional Tournament with one loss – to Scobey – while Scobey advances with two losses – both to Lustre. North Country went 2-2 at the District Tournament to finish in fourth and also advance to the Divisional Tournament. North Country beat Nashua in a hard-fought battle, fell to Scobey/Opheim,...

  • Ice Dawgs Down Billings

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier

    The Ice Dawgs closed out the regular season at home this past weekend with a pair of wins over Billings. Glasgow beat Billings 10-1 Friday for senior night and won 8-2 Saturday. Glasgow finishes the season with a 15-3 record and 30 points. Miles City, 15-2, in the BSHS East and Bozeman Black, 15-2, in the BSHS West both have 30 points as well but with games left on their schedule. The Dawgs go into the State Tournament as the number two seed in the East. Lex Fairclough started the scoring...

  • North Country Girls Claim District 3C Championship

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier

    The North Country Mavericks defeated Lustre Christian and Scobey/Opheim at the District 3C Tournament in Glasgow this past weekend to both maintain their perfect record and bring home another District championship. Lustre Christian defeated Frazer in the first round and fell to North Country in the second round to move to the back side of the bracket. The Lions defeated Dodson in loser-out action to advance to the consolation game where they fended off Circle in overtime to take third place....

  • Scottie Boys Advance To Divisional Tourney

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier

    The Scottie boys posted a 1-2 record at the District 2B Tournament in Wolf Point this past weekend to advance to the Northern B Divisional in Malta as the number four seed. Glasgow opened the tourney Thursday with a 55-45 loss to Poplar, survived loser-out action against Harlem with a 42-39 win and fell 46-35 to Fairview in the consolation game Saturday. Glasgow and Poplar held even at 12 in the first quarter before the Scotties pulled away 32-24 at the half. Poplar cut into Glasgow's lead in...

  • Highlanders Flex Muscle in Poplar and Butte

    For the Courier

    The Glasgow Wrestling Club once again enjoyed an action-packed weekend with plenty of success! 43 Highlanders headed 70 miles east to participate in the Poplar Invitational on Saturday, while 24 wrestlers made the long westward trek to Butte to participate in the prestigous "Cyclops" event on Saturday and Sunday. In Poplar, GWC would crown 12 Individual Champions and 31 top three finishers. The team turned in the 2nd most pins/tech falls at the event with 50 overall and finished with a 59%...

  • Stockman Bank Team Sportsman Award

  • Glasgow Girls End Season at District Tourney

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier

    The Glasgow girls’ basketball season came to an end at the District 2B Tournament in Wolf Point this past weekend with a pair of hard fought games. The Scotties lost an upset to the Wolf Point Wolves 50-46 in double overtime to start the tourney Wednesday. On the back side of the bracket on Friday, Glasgow fell 47-35 to Fairview despite outscoring the Warriors in the third and fourth quarters. The Scotties established a 13-5 lead after one quarter and padded it to 23-6 by the half. Both teams put up 10 points in the third. Wolf Point fought...

  • New Hunting, Fishing And Conservation License Year Begins March 1

    Montana FWP, For the Courier

    The new license year opens March 1, which means that is the day you can buy your 2024 hunting, fishing and conservation licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1. Applications for most species – deer, elk, antelope, deer B licenses, elk B licenses, antelope B licenses, moose, sheep, goat, bison, bear, turkey – can be made beginning March 1. A new online feature this year is the option for applicants to reapply for the same offerings as last year with just a...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards on Feb. 15, show 516 cattle sold. Utility and commercial cows brought in $99 to $112; canner and cutter cows $83 to $95; and young feeding/turnout Cows $103 to $171. There are no cattle auctions this...

  • Montana Stockgrowers Celebrates Accomplishments of M Bar Leadership Academy as Inaugural Program Concludes

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is excited to announce the first graduating class of its premier leadership program - the Montana Stockgrowers M Bar Academy. Launched in June of 2022, The M Bar Academy is an 18-month program which fosters and grows leaders in the Montana ranching industry and provides individuals the opportunity to improve leadership skills, gain understanding of industry issues, and develop the expertise needed to provide leadership in Montana Stockgrowers, its...

  • MSGA Opens Applications for 2024 Summer Internship

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Internship Program until March 31, 2024. The internship duration will be from May - August. The MSGA Summer Internship Program was created to provide students with a hands-on experience of the various facets of association event planning and execution, policy development, social media engagement and coverage, and member engagement. This internship program is made possible from support of the Montana Stockgrowers Foundation. “MSGA is looking forward to...

  • Montana FSA Program Dates/Deadlines

    USDA In Montana, For the Courier

    USDA in Montana reminds agricultural producers of important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program dates. Contact your local service center to apply and with any questions. Visit online at farmers.gov and fsa.usda.gov/mt. Feb. 29, 2024: Deadline to file a 2023 notice of loss and application for payment for LIP. The 30-calendar-day timeframe to submit a notice of loss from the date the loss is apparent for the 2023 and subsequent program years has been waived. The new deadline for filing a notice of loss under LIP will be the same as the final date...

  • Law Enforcement Report

    For the week of Feb. 12 through 17, there were five motor vehicle stops, one report of loose dogs and one report of a deer being hit by a vehicle. Monday, Feb. 12 1745 – Caller reported she smells what she believes to be natural gas. An officer arrived who advised there is a slight smell in the parking lot but nothing in the alleyway. The desk attendant will keep an eye out and periodically check on things. Tuesday, Feb. 13 1038 – Reporting party stated there is a guy with a pickup truck cutting up some wood in her yard and loading his...

  • Lutefisk Dinner Scheduled For Sunday, Feb. 25

    For the Courier

    Lutefisk at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow is being served on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu includes Lutefisk, meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, lefse and orange sherbet for dessert. Tickets will be sold at the door, adults $20, students $10 and children under 6 are free. We look forward to seeing you for some good food and fellowship at First Lutheran Church, 641 2nd Ave. N., Glasgow. Proceeds from this event will go towards the new lift project and additional funding is provided by...

  • FWP Announces Changes To The Reservation Processes At State Parks

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will implement changes this year to the reservation process for state park sites. The changes will create more opportunities for recreationists to enjoy state parks and comply with legislation passed by the 2023 Legislature. Starting this year, visitors will have up to three months prior to their planned arrival date to make campsite and lodging reservations or purchase tour tickets. This is a change from the six-month booking window in the past. Visitors need to be aware that the maximum stay per site changed...

  • Lustre News

    Vivian Wall, For the Courier

    The LCHS girls basketball team defeated Frazer 68-30 in Wednesday's District 3C tournament game, and lost to North Country on Thursday at 3 p.m. They were victorious against Dodson 61-19 on Friday afternoon, qualifying them to play against Circle in Saturday's consolation game. Coach is Bill Reddig, assisted by Sadie Brown. The LCHS Boys tied for first place with 17 wins and 1 loss, but lost the coin toss for seeds in the tournament. They beat Frazer Wednesday at 4:30, and Circle Thursday...

  • How Can Business Owners Plan For An Exit?

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier

    If you’re a business owner, you always have a lot to do and a lot to think about. But have you put much thought into how you’ll eventually leave it all behind? Even if you’re a few years away from that day, it’s a good idea to create an exit strategy. If you’re like most other owners, most of your net worth may well be tied up in your business — so how you exit that business can have a big impact on your finances and your retirement. As you begin the exit strategy process, you’ll need to examine some basic questions, such as how...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 Another two names have been added to the race for Valley County Commissioner District 1. Russell Dahl filed for the seat last week and Paul Tweten filed to run on Friday. Both are running against Dan Carr. Commission Dave Pippin announced at the end of last year that he would not be running again for his position. The local Girls Staters for 2014 are Josie Braaten and Amy Breigenzer, of Glasgow. Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary #41....

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