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Generations Come Out For Fun, Food and Conversation

Prairie Ridge Village hosted their annual Family Appreciation Day on Sept. 14, where people of all ages came out and enjoyed delicious food, played campfire-inspired games, and caught up with people... Full story

 

Local Businesses Compete for Huge Cash Investment

Two local businesses, Knuckle Biscuits and Sam and Jeff’s, have been selected as finalists for the Great Northern Development Corporation 2018 Minnow Tank Business Plan Competition. The live finale of the competition will be held on Saturday,... Full story

 

Glasgow Middle School Students Learn All About Health

In its inaugural year, Glasgow Middle School students participated in a health fair on Sept. 5, where they learned about various health topics such as mental health, healthy eating, immunizations,...

 

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Valley County

A Valley County resident in their 80s was recently diagnosed with the West Nile Virus (WNV), becoming the first confirmed human case in Valley County this season, announced the Valley County Health Department on Aug. 28. This case is one of...

 

Saco Graduate Makes Medical Breakthrough for Alzheimer's

"Promise me, when you grow up, you'll use your brain instead of your back," a mother tells her daughter as they tiredly dig out a flooded ditch on the family farm. That daughter, Miranda (Yeska) Orr,...

 

Valley View Home Soaks in New Donation from FMDH Foundation

Valley View Home residents now have a more comfortable time getting bathed and employees have a much easier time in transporting the residents into the tub, thanks to a generous donation from the...

 

Welcome Back Students and Teachers!

It was a big day in Glasgow on Aug. 29, as parents hustled their students out of the door with all of the necessary school supplies, which will be key tools to help make them succeed. Parents got their cell phones out and ready to capture the...

 

USDA Announces Details of Trade Aid; Net Income Has Decreased

MICHELLE BIGELBACH THE COURIER On Aug. 27, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue provided details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to help farmers who have been affected by retaliation from foreign nations in...

 

New Crosswalk Signs Intended to Make Students Safer

As students and parents headed back to Glasgow school on Aug. 29, they might have noticed a new addition on Scottie Pride Drive. In partnership with the city of Glasgow and the Valley County Health Department, crosswalk signs were installed over the...

 

Valley County Close to CRC Community Designation

After two and a half years of hard work, the Valley County Health Department is one application submission away from hopefully becoming the first county in Montana to receive a Cardiac Ready Community (CRC) designation from the state. In...

 

New Addition to GCCL Makes Building More Accessible for All

On Aug. 14, the Glasgow City-County library obtained a new addition to the building, a stairlift. According to library director Megan Haddix, this addition was a long-time coming in order to make the...

 

Prevent Fires and Stay Safe During Harvest Season

Harvest season is upon us with some farmers already done for the season while others still have weeks to go. For those farmers who feel they are behind and are rushing to stay on schedule or get caught up, the rush to get the crops harvested can not...

 

FMDH Receives State-of-the-Art Mammogram Upgrade

When it comes to the diagnosis of breast cancer, early detection is key and Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital radiology department is helping patients do just that. With a recent software upgrade to their already state of the art mammogram machine,...

 

Hinsdale School Cooks Receive Distinguished Award

This summer Hinsdale School received the Cook Fresh Award sponsored by the Montana Team Nutrition, the office of Public Instruction and Montana No Kid Hungry. The award recognizes schools for their dedication to serving nutritious school meals,...

 

What Should We Do About Relay? Don't Just Complain, Get Involved

On Aug. 11, I had the pleasure of meeting cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters during the Northeast Montana Relay for Life. This was my first year participating in the event, and I was blown away at the solidarity everyone in attendance had...

 

Relay Brings People Together Despite Hot Weather

On a hot August evening Aug. 11, people from different generations, people with different experiences with cancer, people who have fought and are currently fighting the battle against cancer came...

 

Local Talent Shines at NEMT Fair

The New Stars in the Western Sky Talent Show brought together people of all ages to watch participants showcase a wide variety of musical talent at the Northeast Montana Fairgrounds on Aug. 3. Kicking off the show was Nashua native and Scobey...

 

Updated Vaccinations from VCHD

In our Back to School supplement that was included in our Aug. 8 issue, it was incorrectly stated that 11th-graders are required to have three vaccines before entering school. Students who are entering 11th-grade are not required to have any new...

 

Finally Enjoying the Fair with Family and Friends

After three years of being a Glasgow resident, I was finally able to make it to the NEMT Fair. I had always thought of the fair as being an exclusive event for 4-H kids to sell their livestock, for buyers who had an interest in purchasing livestock,...

 

Solutions and Relief Still Hot Topics for Farm Bill

In the evening hours of July 31, the U.S. Senate voted to move the farm bill to conference following in the footsteps of the U.S. House who agreed to do the same two weeks ago. The next step to get the Farm Bill passed is to reconcile the two differe...

 

Dry and Hot Conditions Dominated July

The National Weather Service in Glasgow has analyzed weather patterns that occurred for the month of July, and tells the Courier July was certainly drier than normal and slightly warmer than normal. Through July 10, Glasgow was close to normal for pr...

 

Kudos To All The Mothers Out There

As mothers might agree, being a mother is hard work. Balancing the life of raising children, working in order to contribute to expenses, keeping laundry caught up, dishes washed and a house livable, while also taking care of yourself and keeping...

 

Minnesota Musicians Bring Fun to GCCL

Award-winning entertainers Jack and Kitty, from Minneapolis, Minn., made at stop at the Glasgow City-County Library on July 12 to entertain grandparents, parents and children of all ages with their fe...

 

Milk River Days See Large Crowds, Festive Displays

Families, couples, individuals and children armed with bags to fill with treats, filed up and down Montana Street in downtown Hinsdale during Milk River Days on July 4. The parade kicked off with Amer...

 

GHS Student Reaches for the Stars

Glasgow High School student Garrett Lloyd has been accepted into the Western Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency which will allow him to participate in a six-day experience in Helena this August. Lloyd was accepted into the Western Aerospace Scholars...

 

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