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  • Boy Scouts Lauded by Mayor

    Courier Staff|Feb 9, 2022

    City of Glasgow Mayor Rod Karst is seen here signing his first proclamation in office recognizing Boy Scout Week in Glasgow. Feb. 8 was National Boy Scouts Day. Seen here are Blake Lloyd, Garrett Lloyd, Charles Wilson, Shelby Whitmer, Rowen Kloker, Scott Thompson, Connor Whitmer, Lane Thompson, Owen Thompson, Mayor Karst and Mike Carney of Troop 861.... Full story

  • Reynolds Market Kicks Off "Feeding the Hungry" Food Drive

    Courier Staff|Feb 2, 2022

    Food Drive to Span Eight Western States, Helping Local Food Pantries Reynolds Market and over 200 other Associated Food Stores (AFS) kicked off Feeding the Hungry, a collaborative effort between local, independently-owned retailers, Associated Food Stores sponsored vendors, and local food pantries. The drive will end Feb. 8, 2022. The drive has two main components— The first option, guests can look for the blue Feeding the Hungry shelf tags in the store or view the weekly ad, where a portion of their purchase on sponsored vendor items will c...

  • Glasgow's Tyra Johnson Lauded

    Courier Staff|Feb 2, 2022

    Tyra Johnson of Glasgow, Montana, earned Academic Excellence from Weber State University of Ogden, Utah. More than 3,800 students received the honor of Academic Excellence in the fall 2021 semester, signifying they maintained a GPA of at least 3.5. Of those 3,800, approximately 1,200 students earned the distinction of High Academic Excellence for maintaining a 4.0 GPA.... Full story

  • The "Cabin Fever-Let's Go Fishing"

    Courier Staff|Feb 2, 2022

    After a two-year hiatus, the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will hold the 24th Annual Ice Fishing Derby February 5, 2022. The Derby will be held at the Fishing Access Site-The Dredge Cuts Trout Pond located on Highway 117. Registration is from 11AM-1P. Fishing is from 12-3PM, the ENTRY FEE is $50 per Hole or 3 Holes for $100. Cash and prizes will be awarded at 4:00pm at the Gateway Club. There are over 200 holes pre-drilled for the anglers. First place is GUARANTEED for $2,000. The first and largest fish of walleye, northern... Full story

  • Fort Peck Community College Offers Expanded Areas of Study for Spring 2022 Semester

    Courier Staff|Feb 2, 2022

    Fort Peck Community College (FPCC) will continue to offer four new areas of study introduced in 2021 for their Spring 2022 Semester. Two-year degree programs for Biology, Chemistry, Early Childhood Education and Criminal Justice have been added to the curriculum. FPCC offers over 25 areas of study including nine Associate of Applied Science (AA)Degrees, six Associate of Science Degree (AS) Degrees, seven Associate of Applies Science Degree (AAS Degrees), and nine Certificate Programs. The Associate of Science Degree (AS) in General Science – C... Full story

  • Road to the 2022 Election

    Courier Staff|Jan 26, 2022

    As of Monday, 15 candidates have filed Declarations for Nomination for several government positions in Valley County up for grabs in 2022. Filing began on Jan. 13 and will conclude March 14. The Primary Election will be on June 7, with the General Election on Nov. 8. Fort Peck Rural County Water District (3 positions): • Arlie L. McMichael • Greg Speer • Joseph M Yeoman North Valley County Water & Sewer District, Inc. (3 positions) • Nick O. Cheichi • Phillip DeFelice • DeLee Hustad • Russell K... Full story

  • ServSafe Food Manager Class Offered Feb. 22

    Courier Staff|Jan 19, 2022

    Montana Department of Agriculture, your local health departments and Montana State University Extension work hard to make sure safe food is prepared and served in restaurants and other food establishments. Montana State University Extension helps by offering a national food safety certification program called ServSafe training statewide. This training is for those serving food to the public or who want to make themselves more employable by getting this managers certification. Montana food establishments that serve food to the public are... Full story

  • Montana Minimum Wage Increases

    Courier Staff|Jan 5, 2022

    Valley County residents employed at minimum wage jobs will see an increase in their paychecks this month. As of Jan. 1, Montana’s Minimum Wage has increased to $9.20, pursuant to §39-3-409, Montana Code Annotated. Montana statute requires the minimum wage be adjusted annually based on changes in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) from August of the year in which the calculation is made, and is rounded to the nearest $0.05. The Department of Labor and Industry is required to make this adjustment by Se... Full story

  • VCSO Recieves Funding for Police K-9

    Courier Staff|Jan 5, 2022

    The Valley County Sheriff’s Office has received $10,460 in grant funding to obtain and train new canine units to crack down on illegal drugs being trafficked into Montana. The grant was announced recently by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, following 18 initial $10,000 grants approved by a selection committee in October, with five new agencies receiving funding and 14 receiving additional funding. Twenty-three agencies have now been approved to receive a total of $300,000 through this program. All of the funds appropriated by the l... Full story

  • News Briefs for Jan. 5, 2022

    Courier Staff|Jan 5, 2022

    Kiwanis Sing Christmas Carols The Glasgow Kiwanis Club was joined by five students from the Glasgow High School Key Club, and 15 from the Glasgow Middle School Builders Club (2 advisors and 13 students) to sing Christmas Carols at Nemont Manor at noon Wednesday Dec. 15 . They also teamed up with local churches to ring the Salvation Army Bell at Reynolds. Kiwanis also thanked all who helped with this year's Kiwanis Salvation Army Bell Ringing project. Local churches took the first weekends raising $940.15, $883.29 and $478.90; and Kiwanis took... Full story

  • Top Headlining Articles of 2020

    Courier Staff|Dec 29, 2021

    Biden Intends to Rescind Keystone XL Permit JAN. 20 - In yet another setback to TC Energy and the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, CBC in Canada was first to report on Jan. 17 confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden's intent to rescind the KXL pipeline permit. Biden campaigned on canceling the Canadian pipeline project, which will run through Valley County, after having opposed it during his time as Vice President under President Barack Obama. Obama punted the controversial political...

  • VCSO Announces Citizens Academy for Area Residents

    Courier Staff|Dec 29, 2021

    The Valley County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Citizen Law Enforcement Academy beginning in February 2022. This course is an opportunity to take a behind the scenes look at the various functions of the judicial system and offer insights on how law enforcement officers perform their duties and serve the community. The eight-week course will consist of classes, lecture, and hands-on experience offering participants valuable insight into the operations of the Sheriff's Office. Ride-A-Longs... Full story

  • 911 Calls for Dec. 13 through Dec. 15

    Courier Staff|Dec 29, 2021

    Monday, Dec. 13 • 9:37 a.m. - Caller reported to [Fish Wildlife and Parks] about someone shooting across the road. They left and came back to pick up casings it is believed. This is concerning. The people are believed to be here hunting with a local outfitter, but the outfitter isn't reported as being with the individuals. • 9:38 a.m. - FWP requested getting photos. • 11:13 a.m. - Caller needs two trucks scheduled for vin inspections. He was told the officer was busy with another call out of to...

  • Enhanced DUI Patrols in Valley County During Holidays

    Courier Staff|Dec 22, 2021

    The holidays have arrived. As you make plans to celebrate with friends and family, also make plans to have a safe ride home by designating a sober drive. On New Year's Eve Valley County Seach and Rescue, Glasgow and Long Run Fire Departments, and Local Wrecker Service Companies will be providing rides home throughout the night. Don't spend your holidays in jail, or worse, in an ambulance. Increased patrols in Glasgow and Valley County will be out in the weeks leading up to Christmas and through... Full story

  • Glasgow Man Killed Near Jordan in Three-Vehicle-Collision

    Courier Staff|Dec 15, 2021

    An elderly Glasgow man was killed the afternoon of Dec. 3 in a three-vehicle collision on MT Highway 59 near Jordan. The man’s identity has not been released to The Courier, and Montana Highway Patrol has not responded to multiple requests for additional information. According to KRTV-3 in Great Falls, the 75-year-old man was traveling northbound at about 2:35 p.m. near mile marker 59, while a semi-truck and minivan were traveling southbound. The front of the man’s vehicle struck the trailer of the semi and bounced off, and then hit the min... Full story

  • Applications Available for Soon Vacant City Council Seat

    Courier Staff|Dec 15, 2021

    The Glasgow City Council is accepting applications to fill the upcoming City Council Vacancy in Ward III, which remains active until Dec. 31, 2023. Applications are available at the Glasgow City Clerk’s Office, 319 3rd Street South, Monday through Friday 8 am to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be returned by 5 p.m. on Dec.23, 2021 to be considered for the position. For more information, call City Clerk Amundson at 406-263-0617, or send an email to [email protected].... Full story

  • Perfect Day for a Polar Plunge

    Courier Staff|Dec 8, 2021

    Saturday was the perfect day for the "Middle of Nowhere Polar Plunge" at the city of Glasgow Civic Center. The city fire department filled up an above ground pool the night before, which was further cooled with loads of ice donated by Agland Co-Op. The event raised more than $11,000 for local Special Olympics....

  • 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'

    Courier Staff|Dec 8, 2021

    Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Arthur "Art" and Becky Johnson) took a much needed break from the toy factory at the North Pole to greet excited kids in Glasgow Saturday, making appearances at the" Middle of Nowhere Polar Plunge" and at businesses on Main Street. It seems they brought arctic weather with them, as Valley County was doused with snow throughout their visit.... Full story

  • Boy Scout Christmas Trees for Sale In Glasgow

    Courier Staff|Dec 8, 2021

    Boy Scout Troop 861 has set up shop near the Boy Scout Food Booth at the fairgrounds to sell fresh cut Christmas trees to area residents celebrating the holiday. The Troop has carried on this annual tradition since 1976, both hand-cut and farm-raised trees at a variety of locations in Glasgow. This scout fundraiser stays 100% local to support the troop activities and scout camps. The Scouts hope to see you there, and thank you for your support. Due to nationwide shortages, there are no... Full story

  • Grief Support Offered in Eastern Montana

    Courier Staff|Dec 8, 2021

    Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center (EMCMHC) is offering a series of six week groups to help people in Eastern Montana learn about and process grief. Grief is a natural response to loss. Death is a common cause of grief but any loss can cause grief; losses of job, illness, close relationships, trauma and pets among many others. This group is for anyone who has experienced a loss and has a desire for potential healing that eventually can strengthen and enrich life. Participants will meet virtually for one hour, for six weeks.... Full story

  • Memorial Service Monday for Couple Killed by Train

    Courier Staff|Dec 8, 2021

    Memorial services for Dillon and Baika Cassel will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13 at Bell Mortuary with Pastor Tom Fauth officiating. Condolences may be left for the family at The two recently arrived in Valley County from Thailand. They were killed shortly after noon Dec. 6 when their pickup truck was T-boned by a BNSF train about eight miles west of Glasgow. Dillon, 31, was born in Glasgow and moved to Thailand after graduating form Glasgow High School. While living in... Full story

  • Incumbent Sheriff Tom Boyer Announces Bid to Run For Office Again in 2022

    Courier Staff|Dec 1, 2021

    Incumbent Sheriff Tom Boyer has announced he will run for Sheriff during the 2022 election. As we enter 2022, I am pleased to say I will be running for a second term as your County Sheriff and Coroner," Boyer said in a press release. "Thank you for the trust you have placed in me and thank you for trusting me with the future of law enforcement in Valley County." Boyer added he is "honored to serve as your elected Sheriff of Valley County," Boyer said in a press release. "Over the past three...

  • The Buck Stops Here

    Courier Staff|Oct 27, 2021

    Beginner's luck was in full force last week for first time hunter Teagen Twitchell, 13, who on his first day picked off a 4X4. Teagen was joined by his father, Todd Twitchell, his little brother Tucker, and Allen and Tara Harrington. They spotted the buck after about four hours in the field. Allen coached Teagen to wait calmy for about 10-minutes before taking his shot with a 6.5mm Creedmoor.... Full story

  • Glasgow Schools Offer Free COVID-19 Testing For Students

    Courier Staff|Oct 20, 2021

    Glasgow School District is now offering free COVID-19 testing to students and staff. Results will be available within 30 minutes. "As part of steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our school open for in-person learning, we will offer a free COVID-19 Testing Program for students and staff at Glasgow School District," Superintendent Wade Sundby said in a press release. "Regular testing will help protect our students, staff, family members, and others against COVID-19 or are otherwise... Full story

  • News Briefs for Oct. 20, 2021

    Courier Staff|Oct 20, 2021

    Glasgow Schools Fall Concert Changed to Nov. 1 The Glasgow Music Department will host their Fall Concert on Monday, Nov. 1 in the High School Auditorium. The evening will feature all of our music students from the Middle School and the High School on one night. Starting at 6 p.m. will be the 6-12th grade Band Concert, including the 6th grade band, 7/8 grade band and High School Band. Following that concert, the choir will begin at 7:15 p.m. That concert will include the 6th grade choir, 7/8... Full story

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