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  • Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt An Egg-cellent Time

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 10, 2024

    After weather unexpectedly delayed the annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt on Easter weekend, that did not deter volunteers from still putting it on for the community, just a delayed a week. On April 6, the community and families of all ages came out to Bundy Park to continue the celebration of Easter. According to event organizers, approximately 4,000 plastic eggs were filled with candy with Bundy Park divided into three sections to more fairness and space between the different age groups that...

  • Hinsdale FFA Participate In State Floriculture

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 10, 2024

    The Hinsdale FFA students traveled to Billings last week to attend the 94th annual FFA State Convention, April 3 through 6, where they participated in the Floriculture Career Development Event (CDE). The event requires students to identify plants, judge flower arrangements and solve problems. Participants also demonstrate skills in flower arranging, propagation and the preparation of floral and foliage products for sale. The Hinsdale FFA team participated in a variety of different challenges,...

  • Cub Scouts Pack 898 Puts Their Ingenuity To The Test

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 10, 2024

    Cub Scouts 898 held their annual Pinewood Derby at St. Raphael Parish gymnasium on April 5 where a total of 16 entries competed again each other with a computer program randomizing the order of races and lanes. The only stipulation of the derby was that each car had to weigh no more than five ounces. After spending time building their unique creations before the derby, each car was put to the test to see which one would outlast them all. In the end, Bridger Guenther's Ecto-1 proved to be the...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 10, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, April 9, 2014 An airport can be an economic hub for small communities, often bringing in extra business and employment. With that backdrop, the Glasgow airport saw a change in management at the end of last year along with the welcome of Cape Air. County Commissioner Dave Pippin explained that the airport is self-sustaining now, and that fuel sales are steady, with hopes of going up during the busier sum­mer months. He said that in the first 30 days the county took over... Full story

  • History Of Tampico Brought To The Present

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 3, 2024

    The Valley County Museum was the host of a local history program on Feb. 27 where people gathered to learn more about the depiction of Tampico, Mont., provided by Paul Etchart in collaboration with Judy Michael and many others who have contributed information to the project. There were also guest speakers from the Tampico area who reflected and talked about their memories and provided those in attendance a depiction of their days at Tampico. The project is a way to honor all the past Tampico fam...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 3, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Gwynn Simeniuk gave her retiring address as 2013-2014 state FFA first vice president last weekend, March 27-30, in Great Falls at the Montana State FFA Convention. Simeniuk has spent a busy adventurous year traveling around the state, visiting many of Montana's FFA chapters, attending workshops, seminars and the State Presidents Conference in Washington, D.C., and she even traveled to South Africa to learn more about their culture and their local...

  • Glasgow's Superintendent Accepts Position in Cut Bank

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 27, 2024

    On March 12, Glasgow School Superintendent Wade Sundby accepted the superintendent position at Cut Bank School. According to KLTZ/Mix-93, Sundby interviewed for the position on March 4 and was one of two candidates interviewed by the Cut Bank School Board. Sundby will start this new position on July 1. During the regular school board meeting on March 20, Sundby’s resignation as superintendent was presented for approval. After the board’s motion carried to accept the resignation, the trustees considered their options for selecting a new superint...

  • City Council Approves Hospital Purchasing Portion Of Hoyt Park

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 27, 2024

    Over the next few years, the community will see continued changes at Hoyt Park. In addition to the swimming pool, which is currently in the demolition phase, residents will see the transition of part of the park into a parking lot for Fraces Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH). During the Glasgow City Council’s regular meeting on March 18, the Council, with council member Stan Ozark abstaining, voted to accept the recommendation from the hospital review committee to allow FMDH to purchase a portion of Hoyt Park for parking expansion purposes. P...

  • Glasgow High School Drama Department's Beauty And The Beast Enchants Audience

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 27, 2024

    Under the creative direction of Lizzie Peters, Shyanne Wallace, Melissa Mickelson and Sydney Hayward, the cast and crew of 33 students welcomed the community to be their guest March 21 through 24, for the Glasgow High School Drama Department's Beauty and the Beast production. Months of meticulous preparation, tireless rehearsals, and boundless creativity culminated in a production that dazzled and delighted audience members of all ages. The show enchanted the audience with its captivating...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 27, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, March 26, 2014 The housing crunch has been felt in Glasgow over the past few years. With the city growing slowly but steadily, a need for more housing will continue. Recently, the Glasgow Planning Board approved a conditional use permit for an additional mobile home park that could help address the need. The new mobile park will be located behind the Northern Lights Casino in Glasgow. Director of Public Works Bob Kompel said that the planning board approved the site for...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 20, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Anger and frustration were in the air as members of the Glasgow wrestling community voiced their concerns over the temporary reduction in size of the high school wrestling room. The reduction, due to lack of storage as Glasgow High School continues its construction process, caught many parents, wrestlers and supporters off guard as they showed up in full force and packed the room at last Wednesday's school board meeting to make sure their concerns were...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled By Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 13, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Valley County is now looking at changing some of rural addresses to help avoid confusion for when emergency medical services are needed. A mapping system was implemented in 2006, and the mapping and addressing system is going into place to help enhance 911 services. The data uses a global positioning system (GPS) and the geographic information system (GIS). The county is now hoping to simplify addresses in hopes of correcting addresses that may be on the... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

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

    1 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

  • State Finds Town Of Nashua Failed To Submit Finances

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    At the end of 2023, a number of Town of Nashua taxpayers submitted an Application for Review of Claim Against a Local Government Entity (Claim) to determine if the Town of Nashua’s violated their fiduciary requirements. These taxpayers wanted to know, from the Montana Department of Administration (DOA), if the Town failed to file annual financial reports with the department, failed to complete and submit an audit or financial review to the department as required and/or failed to adopt by resolution and then submit an annual operating budget to...

  • Downtown Trees Being Vandalized

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    Though weather conditions have gone from winter to spring back to winter again with icy roads and sidewalks, the Glasgow Beautification Committee is utilizing time and resources to ensure the trees in the Glasgow downtown space thrive which results in the area to be beautiful and distinctive when residents and tourists enjoy the outdoors. However recent bouts of vandalism have damaged the trees, which have resulted in continued loss of resources, including time and money. “It’s so discouraging. The one at the corner of the Nels Kent building, t...

  • Glasgow Couple Has Requests Denied By State Supreme Court

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    Todd Kolstad and Krista Cummins-Kolstad, of Glasgow, filed an emergency petition on Feb. 6 with the Montana Supreme Court asking the highest Court to overturn the 17th Judicial District Court Judge Yvonne Laird’s gag-order and for the Court to take supervisory control of the case involving their child. During this hearing, the Supreme Court ended up not overturning the order and also declined to take control of the case. A week later, the Kolstads again filed the request for the Montana Supreme Court to take supervisory control of the case invo...

  • Yesterday's Memories

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

    1 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....

  • City Council Meets In Regular Session: Approve Resolution Calling For Voters To Vote On Review Of Current Government

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The Glasgow City Council met in regular session on Feb. 5, which included agenda items such as consent agenda, bid opening, Resolution No. 3155, approval to pay annual dues to Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC), approval of wage comp committee recommendation for union negotiations, approval of the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Glasgow and Teamsters Local Union No. 2, as well as committee reports, department head reports, and mayor’s report. The Council approved the consent agenda items which included approving t... Full story

  • Dr. Whipple Joins Glasgow Clinic Staff

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    Dr. Robert Whipple is the newest addition to the Glasgow Clinic Primary Care staff as an internal medicine physician and has started seeing adult patients as a primary physician. He comes to Glasgow after serving patients in the Las Vegas, Nev., area for the last 20 years in a private practice with partners. After growing up in Las Vegas, raising a family there, and serving the patients of the area, he and his wife, Stephany, decided Vegas wasn't for them any longer and wanted to move to a...

  • Celebrating 20 Years Of Glasgow Learn To Skate

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The annual Glasgow Learn to Skate program held their annual showcase on Feb. 11 at the Valley Event Center to allow students in the program the opportunity to show off all they have learned this session and throughout the skating year. According to instructor Kim Girard, this year's event is a celebration of 20 years of Glasgow Learn to Skate and the skaters of the program. With an Olympic Theme opening, there were a total of 12 performances with the song "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang...

  • Mardi Gras Celebration At St. Raphael

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    St. Raphael's held their annual Mardi Gras Carnival on Feb. 11, where families of all ages came out to have fun and enjoy games, good food and prizes. The community and St. Raphael's parishioners volunteered their time in helping put on the event, from making cakes for the cake walk, setting up, managing and taking down the various games, gathering and managing the raffle basket table as well as provided and cooked food to complete the experience of those in attendance....

  • Yesterday's Memories

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

    1 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...

  • Glasgow's Proctor And Whitmer Place At Nationals

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    Though Speech and Drama held their State competition a few weeks ago, the season hasn’t ended for Glasgow’s Gabe Proctor and Connor Whitmer. As a result of their placing during the B/C State Meet in Choteau at the end of January, both students had the opportunity to travel to Billings this past weekend to compete in the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA), where students from all over the state convened to compete for a spot in the top third and to become eligible to advance to the National Competition this summer. Proctor placed fou...

  • Many Fish Were Caught During Chamber's 26th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    Though it felt more like early spring than winter on Feb. 3, a total of 71 participants came out to the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture's 26th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Feb. 3. A total of 134 holes were sold at the Fishing Access Site – Dredge Cuts Trout Pond, where the Derby was held, with a total of 68 fish brought to the weight master during noon and 3 p.m., though many more were caught throughout the event. A guaranteed $2,000 first place was awarded to Trevor Adams, of N...

  • Jury Finds No Criminal Action In Death Of Dennis Wing

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    A coroner’s inquest related to the 2022 death of Dennis Wing was held Jan. 31, at the Valley County Courthouse. According to law, the inquest is a formal inquiry into the causes and circumstances surrounding the death of a person and is conducted by the coroner before a jury. In the inquest, the jury consisted of seven individuals, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, who oversaw the proceedings, which included four testimonies, and Valley County Attorney Dylan Jensen, who asked the witnesses questions regarding the situation leading u...

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