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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...

 

Profile: Tom Boyer Write-in Candidate for Sheriff

To say Tom Boyer is not the typical candidate for sheriff is a bit of an understatement. Boyer has only a few years of law enforcement experience and unlike many, his reasons for running are not to...

 

Exciting Things Happening for Irle PTO

The recently formed Irle School Parent-Teacher Organization has seen some fast success in the months since they established back in spring 2018. In that time, the organization has set their...

 

Boyer Steps In, Strommen Steps Out

According to the Valley County Clerk and Recorder's Office as of Monday, Aug. 13, Luke Strommen had removed his name from the running for Valley County Sheriff. Strommen was unable to be reached for c...

 

Meet the Face Behind the City's Ordinance to Allow Chickens

With the city of Glasgow's ordinance to allow chickens set for the first reading next Monday, Aug. 20, the Courier sat down with the person behind the push to end the prohibition on the birds in...

 

Scottie Wrestling Camp Draws Crowd of 120 from Across Montana

The Glasgow Scottie Wrestling Club held their annual wrestling camp at the Glasgow Civic Center last week. The program drew a crowd of 120 wrestlers ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, and...

 

Outstanding Year Wraps Up for Warriors on the Water

The Montana Warriors on the Water wrapped up their flagship week on July 28 with a feast, an auction and a concert by the Southern Drawl Band. But not before helping 18 veterans get out on the...

 

Ten-Year Odyssey With Cancer Leads to Hope and Grace

It will be 10 years on Aug. 28, since Carol Neufeld first found out she was living with ovarian cancer. She says she walked in the clinic that day alone stating, "I never thought in a million years...

 

City Chicken Ordinance Goes to First Reading Aug. 20

In a packed Glasgow City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 6, the council decided to move a proposal for a city ordinance to allow the raising of chickens in city limits to go to a first reading at the city council meeting, which will occur at 5:30 p.m.,...

 

Candidate for PSC Visits NE MT Fair

Democratic Candidate for the District 1 seat of the State Public Service Commission Doug Kaercher visited Glasgow last week during the Northeast Montana fair to meet and greet locals and educate the...

 

Civics, Chickens and Change

Regardless of how you feel about having chickens in town, there is no denying that Madelyn House has taken an issue she is passionate about and engaged the community in a positive and impactful way. I think the result of that labor was on full displa...

 

Vet Warns Against Common Preventable Diseases in Pets

According to Dr. Chelsie McAllister, DVM of Valley Vet Clinic in Glasgow, canine parvovirus and distemper virus in Valley County are much higher in this region than in most. According to McAllister, the high rates are due to a lack of proper...

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Kickball Tournament Raises over $2,500 for Victims

The Domestic Violence Awareness Kickball Tournament raised over $2,500 for victims of domestic violence in northeast Montana, according to organizers Lacie Brown, Jenny McCabe and Shelly Ramsey. The...

 

Local Bronc Rider Looks for Good Showing in Home County

Chase Redfield, of Opheim, is looking forward to a few good rounds of bareback bronc riding this year on his home turf at the Northeast Montana Fair. Redfield has been riding pro for nine years...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 25, 2018

Trio of Med Students Train at Glasgow Clinic

Three medical students from the University of Washington, School of Medicine are training at the Glasgow Clinic as part of the school's Targeted Rural UnderServed Track or TRUST. The students, who... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 25, 2018

Frazer Fire Chief Looks to Future

When Wes Sibley took the job of Fire Chief in Frazer and Wiota, Mont., last January his hope was to help out the communities he has always called home. Since starting Sibley has faced challenges and... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 18, 2018

Boat Fire at Fort Peck Marina

A boat was engulfed in flames at the Fort Peck Marina on July 15, at about 1:30 p.m. According to the Fort Peck Fire Chief Landon Holt, the only injury was minor burns. The boat, however, was...

 

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