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  • Opheim's Annual Memorial Day Program

    Janet Bailey, For the Courier|May 31, 2023

    The Charles Carignan American Legion Post of Opheim held the annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Opheim Community Church. The opening blessing was given by Commander of the Post Virgil Nelson followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by all in attendance. The Star-Spangled Banner was sung by all, accompanied by pianist Mary Honrud. Nelson introduced the guest speaker, Bob Bergstrom. Bergstrom was born in Opheim, attended all 12 grades of school in Opheim graduating in 1958....

  • Opheim Veterans Day Program

    Janet Bailey, For the Courier|Oct 24, 2018

    Due to issues with the Opheim School gymnasium, the Opheim Veterans Day Program will be held at the Opheim Community Church, starting at 11 a.m., on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Pastor Owen Childers will be the guest speaker and special music will be provided. An offering will be taken for the Veterans Home in Miles City for Christmas gifts. Everyone is invited to attend.... Full story

  • Opheim Memorializes Those Lost

    Janet Bailey, The Courier|May 30, 2018

    The 2018 Opheim Memorial Day program was held on May 28, at the Opheim School gymnasium under the direction of the Charles Carrignan Legion Post #122. Nina Walstad played several patriotic songs on the piano. Legion member Virgil Nelson welcomed everyone and thanked everyone for coming. He noted that it was 50 years ago that he was drafted. He also noted that the Opheim Legion gave a scholarship to each of Opheim’s graduates, Cade Anderson, Shelby Fuhrmann and Haylee Fauth. He led the group in the opening prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was r...

  • Opheim Sports

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Nov 22, 2017

    Opheim played three games against Frontier on Nov. 13. Opheim co-ed jamboree lost 6-30 with Dylon Allestad scoring three points, Rylee Nelson scoring two points, and Charlie Kaasa scoring one point. Opheim junior high girls lost 24-25 with Carrie Taylor scoring nine points, Raelee Dowden six points, Taylor Nelson four points, Mandy Fuhrmann three points, and Deja Crazy Bull two points. Opheim junior high boys won 33-29 with Cole Taylor leading the scoring with 21 points, Bo Anderson seven points, Zach Fauth four points, and Carrie Taylor one... Full story

  • Bud Geer Honored at Opheim Rodeo

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Jun 29, 2016

    The Opheim Rodeo was held June 26, following a parade down Main Street. The event started with a presentation of flags by Tanner Solberg and Russell Solberg on horseback. After the playing of Johnny Cash's "Ragged Old Flag", Cowboy Hall-of-Famer Miles "Bud" Geer was driven into the arena in a pickup. This years rodeo was dedicated to Geer, rodeo stock producer and cowboy. Howie Solberg read about some of Bud's life: He was born September 18, 1921 in New London, Minn. Bud's father moved the...

  • What To Take To Bed With You

    Janet Bailey, My Opinion|Apr 22, 2015

    Put your car keys beside your bed at night. Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your doctor's office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for...

  • Opheim Rodeo Set For June 28

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Apr 1, 2015

    The Opheim Rodeo Club met at the Mint Bar on Monday, March 2, and decided to have the annual rodeo at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 28. This year the rodeo will be dedicated to all of the men and women of the armed forces. The Glasgow VFW will present the colors and give a gun salute to get the rodeo started. Stock contractors will be contacted. Attending the meeting were rodeo club members Russell, Tanner and Tandy Solberg, Gus and Alea Rosencrans, John Pankratz, Debbie Bailey, Les and Chase Redfield and Herb Brandt. All officers were re-elected for... Full story

  • Special Olympian Donnie B Qualifies

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Apr 1, 2015

    Montana Special Olympics athletes put their mark on the lives of so many who celebrate their achievements, witness their joy and share in their inspiration. Keeping with this spirit is the 2015 Norbie Challenge – where athletes will have an opportunity to literally put their mark on Bob Norbi, Special Olympics Montana President & CEO. Twelve Special Olympics Montana athletes, along with a few special guests, will participate in the Norbie Challenge during May 22 closing ceremonies at the State Special Olympics in Missoula. Athletes and g...

  • Here's To The Power Rangers

    Janet Bailey, My Opinion|Dec 24, 2014

    In Opheim, we have had more than our share of fog in the last several months. In the summer it is OK as it usually means that we will get moisture in 90 days, so we put up with it. In the winter, however, we wonder how much snow we will be getting in 90 days. We will certainly be tired of it come March or April. It makes for beautiful scenery with it's heavy white coating on the trees and power lines. The beauty is short lived as it causes so much damage as can be attested by our local electric... Full story

  • Peerless Boy Helps Others With Book Charity

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Dec 10, 2014

    Eight-year-old Opheim third-grader Aiden Fouhy and his mother, Cindy Fouhy, flew to Billings on Friday so that Aiden could fulfill his dream of helping others through his book charity. This was Aiden's first airplane ride. When they got to Billings, they were welcomed by the director of Women's and Children's Nursing, the director of pediatrics, nurses from the pediatric floor, two representatives from the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, a marketing representative and two TV stations from... Full story

  • Wind Storm Causes Widespread Damage In Valley County

    Bonnie Davidson and Janet Bailey, The Courier|Jul 30, 2014

    The National Weather Service in Glasgow had a busy day last week as warnings were issued for a storm that ended up moving rapidly through Valley County. The weather service reported that it was a widespread storm that moved along the Hi-Line from Malta toward the northern parts of the county. Large trees were reported down in Glasgow, St. Marie and Opheim. Reports of hail were reported in Fort Peck and in the northern parts of Valley County. The highest official gust was recorded at 62 mph, and...

  • Bailey, Fauth Bring Home Ribbons At Special Olympics In Billings

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|May 21, 2014

    Donnie Bailey and Steve Fauth competed at the State Special Olympics Games in Billings. On Wednesday morning they bowled at 8 a.m. Steve got a fourth place ribbon in his division and Donnie got a fifth place ribbon in his division. They attended the athletes dinner at the Montana Pavilion after which they along with their coach, Janet Bailey marched into the Rimrock Auto Arena with all other athletes from across the state at the Opening Ceremonies. Thursday was a free day for them. On Friday...

  • Welcome To The Big T-Rex State

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Feb 5, 2014

    Motorists driving into Montana from Canada, 10 miles north of Opheim, will be greeted by a brand new highway sign in the spring. The old signs welcoming visitors to Montana, which feature a big blue circle in the center with mountains in the background, were designed in the 1980s and will be replaced. The new signs, unveiled recently in Helena, will incorporate newer technology allowing for the inclusion of photographs. The sign coming to near the Opheim Port of Entry will feature a T-Rex – o...

  • Another Big Loss May End Opheim

    Janet Bailey, My Opinion|Jan 29, 2014

    I guess it is inevitable that we are going to lose our small town of Opheim in the near future. I was born in Opheim and have lived here most of my life and I am not in favor of losing what we have. As our school grew smaller, due to people moving away after putting their farmland into the CRP program, or people moving away so their children could be in sports, (although I haven’t seen many move on to the college or professional sports levels), and people home schooling their children, it won’t be long until we don’t have a school in Ophei... Full story

  • Opheim Sports

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Oct 9, 2013

    The Opheim School’s athletic co-op agreement with Scobey will terminate at the end of this school year. The big question for the Opheim area is whether they want to enter into another three-year agreement with Scobey and, if so, which sports? This is the question posed to the Opheim school board, especially in regard to girls’ basketball. The Montana High School Association, which sets game schedules, needs a decision from Opheim for their early December meeting. This means Opheim will have to decide by Nov. 28 – the probable date for the N...

  • On The Border Of Tourney

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Jul 10, 2013

    The Cal Ripken Border League Baseball Tournament will be held in Scobey at Lions Field on Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14. The Opheim Twins (0-8) will play the Scobey Red Sox, the league champions (8-1) in the first game of the tournament. The Scobey Athletics (5-4) will take on the Scobey White Sox (4-4) in the second game. Good luck to Coach Tami Nelson and the Opheim Twins. Opheim’s CJ Nelson was chosen to be on the Hi-Line Babe Ruth All-Star team. CJ played for the Scobey G... Full story

  • Twin Losses For Opheim Twins

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Jun 26, 2013

    The Opheim Little League Twins played the Scobey Red Sox last week. The final score was 8-4 in favor of the Red Sox. In the first, Scobey scored two runs. In the second, each team scored one run. In the third, Scobey scored one run and the Twins scored three, bringing the score to 5-4. In the last three innings, Scobey scored one run in each inning and Opheim did not score again. The Twins played the Scobey White Sox on Monday, June 24, and lost 20-12. Scobey scored one run in the first. In the... Full story

  • Opheim Hosts First Game

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|Jun 5, 2013

    The Opheim Little League Twins played their first home game last Tuesday against the Scobey White Sox. The Twins lost 9-1. Adler Morgan pitched four innings for the Twins and Haylee Fauth pitched two. Thomas Fry scored the Twins only run on a double and two errors on the White Sox. Their game on Monday, June 3, was postponed due to the rain. They play in Scobey on Tuesday, June 11, and the next scheduled home game is on Thursday, June 13, against the Scobey Red Sox. CJ Nelson is playing on the...

  • Vikings Sail To Wolf Point

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|May 1, 2013

    The high-school track team competed in the Porcupine Invitational in Wolf Point on Saturday. Emalee Fry placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 20.2 seconds. She also competed in the long jump. Ashley Carroll competed in the long jump, discus, and 200. Kent Nelson competed in the shot put. The junior-high track team competed in the Glasgow Invitational on Saturday. We do not have any place results, but they competed well. Jaycie Rogenes competed in the shot and discus. Tia Hallock competed in the 100 hurdles, 100-meter dash, 200,...