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FMDH's Major Face-Lift Continues

Over the past few years, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital and the various departments within the hospital have seen much needed upgrades and face-lifts in order to keep compliant with healthcare...

 

FCB Assists Glasgow Schools

First Community Bank recently donated $500 to the Glasgow schools lunch program to help struggling families cover the cost of providing school lunch for their kids. Every Friday, FCB employees in...

 

Potential for Ice Jams and Related Flooding Greatest in February and March

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is reminding residents that February and March will have the greatest potential for ice jams and conditions can change rapidly. According to the Glasgow National Weather Service,...

 

McTeacher Night Dubbed a Success

Irle School PTO, along with the Glasgow McDonalds, hosted McTeacher night on Jan. 24, allowing students and their families the opportunity to see teachers from Irle school in a different environment...

 

Shutdown Impacted Local Agencies

After 35 days of being furloughed workers, members of the community who serve the public in government-funded agencies such as the National Weather Service, FBI, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Farm...

 

Valley Community Food Bank Available For Those Who Need It

The Valley Community Food Bank, located at 1020 1st Ave. No., Glasgow, has been helping out members of the community for over 30 years, providing food staples for those who need it the most. As a...

 

Shopko Undergoes Financial Restructuring

On Jan. 16, Shopko announced they have filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. As a result, the Plentywood store will be closing March 3, and the Wolf Point...

 

Keystone XL Developer Requests Pre-Construction Work Continue

Attorneys for TransCanada Corp. argued in front of Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls on Jan. 14, requesting that construction of worker camps and pipe yards begin again after being halted in...

 

Valley County Food Bank Offering Assistance to Furloughed Workers

The Valley County Food Bank is offering furloughed U.S. Government workers and their families in the county the opportunity to utilize their services during the partial government shutdown. Those affected are asked to contact Pat Hallett, 263-3353,... Full story

 

Partial Government Shutdown Makes History

The partial government shutdown is now officially the longest government shutdown in history, currently on day 24 as of press time, breaking the previous shutdown record of 21 days, which occurred at the end of 1995 through the beginning of 1996...

 

Local Student Graduates Mont. Youth Challenge Academy

Glasgow High School senior Taylor Johnson was just one student of many who took part in the 39th Montana Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) commencement ceremony on Dec. 15, 2018, on the University of...

 

Farm Service Agency Office Temporarily Open To Assist Producers

The Valley County USDA Farm Service Agency office, 54059 US Hwy 2, Suite 1, Glasgow, will be open temporarily Thursday, Jan. 17, Friday, Jan. 18, and Tuesday, Jan. 22, during normal business hours, to assist producers with specific services...

 

A Christmas Baby Story

The Pankratz family from Malta received a special Christmas present with the birth of Augustus Sage Pankratz, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, on Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 10:15 p.m....

 

My Life With the Government Shutdown

“The safety net is going to be having a strong border because we are going to be safe....... I really believe that these people, many of the people we are talking about, many of the people you’re discussing, I really believe they are agreeing wit...

 

Government Shutdown Impacts Local Farmers and Workers

With the farm bill being signed into law by President Trump reauthorizing a number of programs to help farmers and ranchers get back on their feet, receiving word the second round of direct payments for those who were affected by the trade war with...

 

Former Undersheriff Faces Rape Charge

On Dec. 26, the Montana Department of Justice amended charges against former Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen adding the charge of Sexual Intercourse Without Consent, a felony. Strommen has already been charged with the offense of Sexual...

 

Opheim Grad Leads Mont. FFA Foundation

Opheim graduate Gwynn Simeniuk has been recently selected as the new executive director for the Montana FFA Foundation, taking the new post effective Jan. 1. Her primary role will be to continue to...

 

Gingerbread House Making Creates Memories for All

Individuals, friends and families came together on Dec. 18 to decorate gingerbread houses and make memories during the Valley County Extension Office's yearly Gingerbread House Workshop. With bowls...

 

VC Students to Address Child Hunger on Youth Council

Two Valley County students were among 20 students selected throughout the state to serve on the 2018-2019 Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council to address childhood hunger. On Nov. 30, Katie Kaiser, senior at Glasgow High School, and...

 

Irle School PTO Provides Holiday Cheer to Students and Staff

Due to fundraising efforts so far this school year, the Irle School PTO was able to give back to students and staff this holiday season. On Dec. 10, the PTO purchased fruit pizzas from the Apple...

 

Additional Charges Filed In Case of Former Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen

The Montana Department of Justice have amended charges earlier this week against former Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen alleging that he not only committed the crime of felony Sexual Abuse...

 

Lefse Brings Together Three Generations at VVH

Residents of Valley View Home had a treat on Dec. 3, when the Lefse Ladies stopped by with ingredients and supplies to make lefse. The Lefse Ladies, comprised of Myrna Lauckner, her daughter, Gwyn Fun...

 

First-Hand Experience Leads to Benefit for Foster Kids

When people hear the name, "Jenn Calkin," immediately you think of her amazing talents behind the camera. She has captured many weddings, taken many first images of babies in the community, provided...

 

Judge Rules to Allow Planning Aspects for KXL Pipeline

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled on Nov. 28 that TransCanada can continue to do preliminary work on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline while his order blocking the construction is still in effect. On Nov. 28, TransCanada attorneys argued Judge...

 

U.S., Mexico and Canada Reach Agreement to Replace NAFTA

After over a year of negotiations, President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, signed a deal to implement USMCA and replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. In order for the deal...

 

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