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 By James Walling    News    March 21, 2018

Courthouse Square Happenings

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told the Courier that a Glasgow resident was arrested on DUI charges, as well as disorderly conduct, in the early hours of March 18. At press time, the driver remains in the Valley County Detention Center. George... Full story

 By James Walling    News    March 14, 2018

Courthouse Square Happenings

As of Monday, March 12, the window to file for open Valley County positions has officially closed. Final additions to the unusually long list of names includes Joe Horn for sheriff, Christine Gamas for justice of the peace, and Darwin L. Johnson has... Full story

 By James Walling    News    March 7, 2018

Law Enforcement Brief

Valley County District Court has issued felony warrants for Hunter Vegge, Cassandra Washington and George Beckett on a range of charges, including possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, possession of dangerous drugs, and various... Full story


Trio of Artists Host Downtown Receptions

New Glasgow High School art teacher Bridget Schmidt has partnered with the Sean R. Heavey Gallery to feature artwork by seniors Ashtyn Myrick and Taylor Trathen. A reception is planned at the gallery... Full story


Commissioners Take Bids, Approve Alvarado

The Valley County Commissioners approved Hinsdale’s Crystal Alvarado as the new director of Valley County Public Health. She replaces Connie Boreson. The commissioners also took bids on area projects at a Feb. 20 public meeting. These include bids... Full story


Sheriff's Office Hires Two

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle confirms the arrest of Robert Micheal Grimm in Nashua on Feb. 17. Grimm has been charged with assault on a partner or family member, and destruction of a communication device used to obstruct, prevent, or... Full story


Highway Patrol Makes Drug, DUI Arrest

The Montana Highway Patrol arrested Duy Thanh Nguyen, of Portland, Ore, on multiple charges on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation Feb. 15. The arrest was made with the assistance of the Tri-Agency Drug... Full story


Otto Osen at Wheatgrass

Otto Osen is the Wheatgrass Arts & Gallery Artist of the Month for March. He describes his work as made up mainly of nonrepresentational or abstract drawing and paintings. The shy artist didn't... Full story


Courthouse Square Happenings

Valley County Commissioner Paul Tweten told the Courier at press time that the commission expects to pick a replacement for Connie Boreson as head of the Valley County Health Department at the Feb. 14 meeting. Valley County Planner Rene Clampitt... Full story


Fahlgren, Art Mobile Visit Frazer School

Glasgow's Tess Fahlgren brought the Art Mobile of Montana to Valley County students recently, beginning with a stop at the Frazer School on Feb. 8. Fahlgren spoke to more than a dozen children,... Full story


Law Enforcement

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told the Courier that his office will be testing prospects for two open deputy positions this week from a pool of nine applicants. Once the list has been reduced to two names, they will have to pass additional... Full story

 By James Walling    News    February 7, 2018

Courthouse Square Happenings

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told the Courier that area residents and businesses have reported that a telephone scam related to tax season is making the rounds. Please don’t share personal information without confirming the identity of any... Full story

 By James Walling    News    February 7, 2018

County's Dowell Seeks Clerk and Recorder

The impression I want to relay about candidate for Valley County Clerk and Recorder Ruth Dowell is one of competency and attention to detail. Weekly, I find myself speaking to our sitting county... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 31, 2018

Alcohol Compliance Checks, Highway Crash

Members of the law enforcement community in Glasgow attended a suicide prevention training course on Jan. 29. Valley County Undersheriff (and current candidate for sheriff) Luke Strommen was among the attendees. According to Sheriff Vernon Buerkle,... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 24, 2018

Courthouse Square:

Jay Witkowski faces a sentencing hearing related to his recent plea of guilty on an aggravated kidnapping charge. He will appear before Valley County District Court on Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told the Courier that... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 24, 2018

Teske Photos at Wheatgrass

February's Wheatgrass Gallery Artist of the Month, Mary Kate Teske, has been quietly infiltrating the pages of the Courier with her photographs for over a year. Last week's issue featured two of her... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 17, 2018

Law Enforcement

Joe Hall, 27, of Kila, Mont., was arrested for felony burglary and theft in a joint effort by the Valley County Sheriff’s Office and the Glasgow Police Department. The arrest took place on Jan. 14 in the Shopko parking lot. At press time, Hall... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 17, 2018

Witkowski Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping

Jay Witkowski completed a change of plea hearing on Jan. 16. He appeared before Judge Yvonne Laird in Valley County District Court. According to Valley County Attorney Dylan Jensen, Witkowski plead guilty to the offense of aggravated kidnapping. He... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 17, 2018

Putting the Sip in Supper

As of Jan. 12, the thirsty among us will have already noticed a big change at the old Sam's Supper Club location on Highway 2 in Glasgow. Here's the latest: The Knodel family, responsible for the... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 10, 2018

Glasgow City Council Denies Pet Rescue Permit

In a vote of four to one, the Glasgow City Council has voted to deny Cindy Ramsbacher’s application for a permit to operate a pet rescue at her home address within city limits. A well-organized group of opponents, made up of area homeowners, made... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 10, 2018

Staffing Changes at VCSO

Valley County Chief Deputy Matt Remmich has officially bid Glasgow farewell. Remmich is taking a position as a police officer with the Montana State University Police Department in Bozeman. He told... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 10, 2018

Calling All Musicians

The Gateway Club and Dave Pippin are hosting an impromptu jam band session at the former’s Fort Peck location on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. All musicians are welcome. Drink specials are on offer, with $2 beers and $3 mimosas during the event. The... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 3, 2018

Courthouse Square

Balmy conditions on Jan. 2 had the usual suspects around Courthouse Square smiling. Commissioner Paul Tweten confirmed that Commissioner Bruce Peterson will continue as chairperson in 2018. All three commissioners were pleased to report that county... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 3, 2018

Strommen Receives Dan R. Taylor Award

Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen has received the Dan R. Taylor Award. Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told the Courier that Strommen, who has been with the department since 2009, was singled out for... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 3, 2018

Literacy Raised, Chocolates Swapped

Capitalizing on Toni Marie LaGree's goodwill and a bit of Icelandic lore, the Sean R. Heavey Gallery and The Loaded Toad in downtown Glasgow featured a white elephant book and chocolate swap on the... Full story


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