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  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 A business that just celebrated 50 years of business is about to take things to the next level. Co-owners Jeff and Sam Knodel, of Eugene's Pizza have entered the bottling business. The family barbecue sauce recipe that has been used since October 1962, is now in its own bottle, with its own label, and it will be sold to Glasgow customers and travelers who stop in. A replacement has been found for a 46-year old truck at the Long Run Fire Department in... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    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....

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 The 19th Glasgow Kiwanis Science Fair took place this last week at the East Side School. While projects weren't required, students did get a chance for extra credit and had the chance to advance to the regional Science Fair in Havre. Fourth grade first place went to Kate Parks and Kambria Ross. Second went to Nora Neumiller and Ted Tryan. Third went to Bergen Miller. Fifth grade first place went to Cheyne Iman and Katie Belt. Second went to Hanna Toavs and...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 Whether the Nashua School have a four-day or a five-day school week was first addressed two years ago. But because of the superintendent at that time leaving and a new superintendent coming in, the board voted to table the issue. At the school board meeting, a motion was made that the board have the ability to explore and adopt a four-day or modified four-day school week. Whether a four-day school week at Nashua will actually transpire remains to be seen....

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, January 29, 2004 The three-year anniversary to the construction of the new jail is coming up in March. The project took months to finish and cost thousands of dollars. The newest addition to the Valley County jail comes this month as the installation to a new cooler is completed. The new cooler is about twice the size of the old cooler and is located in a safer proximity to the new facility. With the new facility in place, there's room for 30 inmates and the county sees a...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, January 22, 2014 With a new school funded by local taxpayers, along with tight city and county budgets, it seems like squeezing more funds from somewhere could be an uphill battle. Tight budgets have left some concern to those who enjoy going to the City-County Library in Glasgow. Library board members and other community members attended a meeting with the sole purpose being to figure out what the library's long-term needs are, and what to do with the library in the...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach|Dec 20, 2023

    The Glasgow Courier 10 Years Ago Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 A new addition has been welcomed at the Valley County Sheriff's office in Glasgow. Deputy Christopher Richter began work for the county on Monday, Dec. 16. As Richter settles in, he said he's excited to work for this department and glad to be part of a smaller community. While bringing sports tournaments to town might be a nuisance to those who end up waiting in line at a restaurant, the positive effects far outweigh standing in line....

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Glasgow Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013 Sherry Young and Katie Brandt collect donations next to the Glasgow Post Office on Friday, Dec. 6, in temperatures below zero, for the annual Block of Bucks program that helps needy kids in the area shop for winter clothes. Volunteers swapped out every hour throughout the day to help collections continue. Glasgow will say goodbye to Silver Airways, formally known as Gulfstream Air, and welcome Cape Air, which will provide cheaper flights. Fares from Glasgow... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Glasgow Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 The young and young at heart lined the streets through downtown Glasgow to watch the brightly lit floats that kicked off the Christmas season on Saturday, Nov. 30. The Glasgow Optimist Club and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture held the annual Parade of Lights with 14 entires this year. Northwestern Energy has begun to replace 74 street light poles in Glasgow. The project is to replace old poles in poor condition statewide while Glasgow is now...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 29, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 The outcome of the November election left some tension and a vacancy open at the Glasgow City Council meeting that took place on Nov. 18. The city council had to seek a new position left vacant by Becky Erickson, who will take the mayor's seat in January. Nanci Schoenfelder brought her application in to fill the seat at the meeting. The council thought to motion for her to fill that position, but after some discussion they decided to allow applicants 30...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 22, 2023

    The Courier 10 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2023 At least half a dozen burglaries have taken place in Valley County and Glasgow over the last few weeks. At Monday's City Council meeting, Lt. Trint Gamas said that investigators had one possible suspect in custody – but there may be another. "We just need to remind people to lock their doors on their car doors and their houses," Gamas said during the council meeting. A painful but important reminder was placed at Sullivan Park this week. The...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    The Courier 10 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2023 Congressman Steve Daines made two stops in Valley County on Veterans Day, capping off a long day that began with appearances in Crow Agency and Billings. Daines greeted local Republican supporters at Sunnyside Golf Course, talking about shipping Montana coal with Ben Untersecher, a BNSF conductor. After about an hour and a half, Daines went on to the Fort Peck Hotel to join in a potluck dinner and speak with veterans enjoying a deer hunting...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 8, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 In Tuesday's municipal elections, voters in Glasgow and Nashua decided to change the names at the top. Glasgow Mayor Dan Carney, looking for his third term, lost to Becky Erickson, an 18-year veteran of the Glasgow City Council. In Nashua, Mayor Pat Hallett was defeated by Allan Bunk, who has been Nashua mayor before. The Valley County Airport Commission has considered its options and recommended that the county assume management and services at Glasgow...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 1, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 Frazer Elementary School District No. 2 and Frazer High School District 2B will conduct a bond election by mail ballot on Dec. 18. The Elementary School wants to sell $445,000 in general obligation school building bonds and the High School District proposes selling $980,000 in bonds. The total of $1,425,000 is to pay a portion of the costs of repairing, restoring and replacing certain parts of the district buildings; demolition of the existing...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 Cape Air, the nation's largest commuter airline will begin serving eastern Montana with Essential Air Service beginning Tuesday, Dec. 10. From its hub in Billings, Cape Air will operate daily, year-round flights to five regional communities, Glasgow, Wolf Point, Sidney, Havre and Glendive. Each community will have two daily round-trip flights except Sidney, which will have five daily round-trips. Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital has recently trained...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 More than 100 repair projects have been identified at the Missouri River mainstream projects (dams and bank stabilization and navigation project) and associated infrastructure. Projects include repairing spillway gates, outlet works, scour areas, work recreational facilities, roads and other flood control structures that were damaged during the Missouri River Flood of 2011. The estimated cost of making these repairs totals $234 million. More than 20 years...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled By Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 27, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, brought in over 250 community members to celebrate Frazer School's adequate yearly progress (AYP) accomplishment for the 2012-13 school year. The school made a 20 percent gain in reading and math and also was above the AYP attendance threshold of 80 percent, with the elementary at 87 percent and the junior high and high school at 81 percent. There's no one answering the phone at the Glasgow Field Office of the Bureau of Land...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 20, 2023

    10 Years Ago – Sept. 25, 2013 Nashua residents had a chance to ask questions and voice concerns about the building of an overpass to alleviate the problem of the village's railroad crossing being blocked by trains. Approximately 40 people were at the meeting held Sept. 24. A presentation of four options for construction of the overpass was presented by Tim Erickson of HDR Engineering in Billings. Also present at the meeting to field questions were MDT officials. Crown bearers Bode Barnett and...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 24, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, May 22, 2023 The newest member of the Glasgow School Board, Mona Amundson, was sworn in at the May 15 meeting. Board Chairman Alison Molvig and Vice Chair Patt Etchart were re-elected to their offices and Kelly Doornek was re-appointed clerk of the board. The Glasgow City Council heard some encouraging words about the old Magruder property, better known as Red Rock Plaza or the Farmer's Market on the Fort Peck Highway. Long delinquent on taxes, it has not been accepted...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 10, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, May 8, 2013 The three-way contest for one seat on the Glasgow School Board was settled Tuesday night. Mona Amundson was elected to a three-year term with 739 votes. Sarah Swanson had 418 votes and Rod Ost had 137. Voting was running high for this election. Forty-three percent of the 3,084 registered voters requested absentee ballots. The Cottonwood was packed Tuesday for the first day of the 45th annual Governor's Conference on Aging. It marked the first time Glasgow has... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 3, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, May 1, 2013 A line had formed at the Clerk and Recorder's office before it opened on Monday. Becky Erickson said she got there at 20 minutes to eight to be the first person to file for the Glasgow mayor's race. Erickson has served at the Glasgow City Council for 18 years, as well as on the boards of many local and state organizations. She was soon joined in line by Melanie Sorensen, a city councilmen who had decided not to run for re-election but changed her mind when...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 26, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, April 24, 2013 The Valley County jail is temporarily housing prisoners from Roosevelt County, while their jail is being retrofitted, painted, fixed and cleaned. According to Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier, the extra prisoners put the jail near the top of its capacity. Laurel Anne Wageman, chosen Glasgow High School's homecoming queen last fall has been named a finalist for the 33rd annual Montana Homecoming Queen selection to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. A fake...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, April 17, 2013 The Keystone XL oil pipeline doesn't have its presidential permit yet, but a lot of preparation work has been done so construction can jump into action when it comes. NorVal Electric Cooperative is preparing to supply power to two pump stations that would be built in Valley County to help push crude oil from the Alberta tar sands some 1,700 miles to refineries in the Gulf Coast of Texas. Jewel Fourstar Ackerman was recently honored as the 2013 MIEA Indian...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 12, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Glasgow residents were invited to meet and question the educators who have applied for the position of principal of Glasgow High School. The three candidates, Linda Hudyma, Stephen Pinsoneault and Shawnda Zahara-Harris, rotated through sessions with teachers, administrators, the school board and community members. As Glasgow moves ahead on a city growth policy, a decision must be made about the type of planning board the City Council wants. The planning... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Rep. Steve Daines stopped in Glasgow early this morning on a swing through eastern Montana as part of his statewide natural resources tour. Spillway rehab is Corps’ largest repair. The flood of 2011 caused damage to every dam on the Missouri and much of the levee system in the lower reaches. The plunge pool at the bottom of the spillway is the largest single repair project on the Missouri River system. The force of the water that poured out of the lake and down the mile-long concrete chute, 55,000 cubic...

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