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Ag Expo Draws Crowd

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture's Northeast Montana Ag Expo drew a crowd of participants, businesses and vendors last Friday, Oct. 12. The event, which is coordinated by the...


Busted Knuckle Expands, Reflects on Getting Started

If nowhere else, the American dream is alive and well at the Busted Knuckle. Following more than three years of operation, the locally-owned craft brewery just expanded their production capabilities,...


Judge Laird Running to Keep Seat on Bench

Current District 17 Judge Yvonne Laird is seeking to retain her position this coming November. Judge Laird discussed her experience, her positions for the post and her motivation for keeping her seat...


Dementia-Care Training Addresses Need in Area

Over 200 people attended one of the three days of Alzheimer's and dementia-care training held last week at the Cottonwood. The seminar featured dementia-care trainer and consultant Heather McKay, who...


North Dakota Man Charged in Death of Brother in Fort Peck

John Ersness, 58, of Sawyer, N.D., made his first appearance in Justice Court on Sept. 28. He has been charged with deliberate homicide in the death of his brother, Corwin Ersness, 62, of Fort Peck. H...


Hillman Looks to Hold on to JoP Seat

Christina Hillman is looking to hold on to her seat as Valley County Justice of the Peace in the upcoming November election. Hillman is running against Christine Gamas in the contested race. Hillman s...


Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, This week is National Newspaper Week, and, in honor of that, I wanted to editorialize a little about why we are so passionate about Glasgow, the news and telling peoples’ stories. If you go through the archives of the Courier, you can...


Montana Senators Talk Farm Bill, Set to Expire Sept. 30

The 2018 versions of the farm bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in late June and have been in conference ever since. In true form, the five-year bill is now set to expire at the end of the week on Sept. 30, and no... Full story


Nashua Overpass Delayed

Montana Department of Transportation Regional Director Shane Mintz, reached out to inform the Courier that initial estimates for the opening of the Nashua railroad overpass will not be met. The department had initially estimated the bridge would be... Full story


Prayer Walk Looks to Raise Concerns Surrounding KXL

“It’s a beautiful day for a walk,” shouted one of the prayer walkers at this past weekend’s prayer walk as the Courier arrived to interview event organizers and capture pictures. The event was intended to raise awareness to the group’s... Full story


City Council Votes to Increase Taxes

The Glasgow City Council voted in two separate meetings to increase tax assessments for city residents. At the Sept. 4 meeting, the council approved an increase in the number of mills to be assessed by the city in fiscal year (FY) 2018 to 2019. At... Full story


North Dakota Man Charged in Death of Fort Peck Resident

John Ersness (58), of Sawyer, N.D., made his first appearance in Justice Court this morning. He has been charged with deliberate homicide in the death of a family member, whose name is being withheld... Full story


Expert on Dementia Care to Present in Glasgow

A group of community health groups are sponsoring a dementia care seminar for caregivers and community professionals Sept. 25, 26, and 27 at the Cottonwood Inn. The seminar will feature dementia care trainer and consultant Heather McKay who will... Full story


Pete Helland Seeks District Court Judgeship

Peter "Pete" Helland is seeking the position of local District Court Judge in the upcoming Nov. Election. Helland is taking on the current District Court Judge Yvonne Laird, who was appointed by Gov.... Full story


Sean R. Heavey Sues Netflix Over Copyright Infrigement

Glasgow-based, professional photographer Sean R. Heavey filed suit against Netflix in Federal Court in Great Falls, Mont. on Sept. 13. The suit alleges Netflix used Heavey’s copyrighted photo, dubbed the “Mothership,” numerous times in three... Full story


Tom Boyer Hosts First Meet and Greet of Write-in Campaign

Supporters and curious voters packed into Sean R. Heavey's gallery this past Saturday, Sept. 15, to meet Tom Boyer, the write-in candidate for sheriff. The crowd included past and current Valley... Full story


Glasgow Man Gets 60 Years in Rape Case

Niko Jondahl, 20 of Glasgow, received a sentence of 60 years with 45 deferred Sept. 4, from District Judge Yvonne Laird after being convicted of sexual intercourse without consent. According to charging documents, Jondahl had sex with a 13-year-old...


Valley View Home Completes State Survey

Valley View Home Administrator Wes Thompson informed the Courier that the skilled-nursing facility passed a state survey with only ten tags none of which exceeded the ‘moderate’ review category for the state. According to Thompson, the state’s...


Scottie Grinders Down Wildcats 50 - 6,

Glasgow 50, Harlem 6 The Glasgow Scotties defeated the Harlem Wildcats 50-6 in their first home game of the season Sept. 7, in a reversal from their season opener. Glasgow's head football coach Pat...


Fire Destroys Garage on Glasgow's Southside

A fire destroyed a garage at a southside Glasgow residence Wednesday, Aug. 29. The fire erupted at around midday and fire crews responded from the Glasgow Fire Department and Long Run Fire Department...


Gianforte Talks Issues with Local Leaders

In front of a rare sirloin steak (“It can’t be too rare” according to the Congressman) and a bottle of domestic beer, the U.S. Representative for Montana Greg Gianforte talked through key issues and policy priorities with local leaders that...


Irle School 4th Graders Receive Free School Supplies

In a generous show of support for the community's future, Gloria and Paul Ashenbrener, who own the local McDonald's restaurant, reached out to the Irle School Parent-Teacher Organization in an effort...


Tester Urges Army CoE to Work with City on Glasgow Flood Levee

U.S. Senator Jon Tester is pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take an active role to help return Glasgow’s flood levee back to active status. In a letter sent to Chief Engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers Lt. General Todd T. Semonite...


Profile: New GPD Chief Brien Gault

Brien Gault was sworn in as chief of the Glasgow Police Department on Aug. 20, at the regular city council meeting. Gault received the post after being unanimously confirmed by the city council and...


Chicken Ordinance Fails 4-1

In a heavily attended city council meeting the night of Monday, Aug. 20, the City Council rejected a measure to allow the keeping of backyard chickens in city limits by a vote of four to one, with Stan Ozark casting the only vote in favor. The...


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