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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...

 

Buerkle Hangs Up His Hat

Retiring Sheriff Verne Buerkle hadn't always wanted to be a cop. He just always was a cop. After sitting through a presentation from the then Glendive Chief of Police Gary Olson during his high...

 

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...

 

Teaching to the Highest Degree without a Degree

When I sat down to interview Luree Green-Chappell in her home over Christmas break, we met in her dining room amidst a flurry of dogs and kids. Green-Chappell is the Swing Choir director at Glasgow Hi...

 

Changing House Rules Will Weaken Checks & Balances

Dear Editor, As former House Speakers and Senate Presidents of the Montana Legislature, we question the wisdom of making significant changes to the rules of operation in the Montana House. Currently,...

 

Ag Advocates: Be There for Your Lawmakers

The Montana Legislature is set to convene Jan. 7, in Helena. Similar to the 2017 session, the state’s budget is set to experience another round of belt tightening. Money will be tight, but the policy agendas will be plentiful. Legislators will be...

 

Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet, service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting Malta and Glasgow to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring... Full story

 

Glasgow Kiwanis Club Membership Drive

The Glasgow Kiwanis Club is inviting service-minded community members to come and join us. Come Wednesday, Jan. 9, to our membership drive meeting at noon at Sam and Jeff’s and enjoy food and fellowship while also learning how you can benefit by... Full story

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be closed the month of January and resume open hours of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., starting Feb. 3. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. FRIDAY – JAN. 4... Full story

 

Eva Irene Main

Eva Irene Main went home to heaven on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at the age of 94. She was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Dupree, S.D. She was the daughter of Claude and Ella (Lammert) Main. She grew up on the... Full story

 

Elizabeth Reddig Friesen

On Oct. 30, 2018, at the age of 105, Elizabeth (Born) Friesen moved from Nemont Manor to Valley View. Her desire to be home with Jesus was granted and she passed away less than two months later on the... Full story

 

Agnes Florence Dorothy Erickson

Agnes Florence Dorothy (Kegel) Erickson, age 91, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at the Phillips County Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Saco Lutheran Church. In... Full story

 

Marie Olive Ostrem

Marie Olive (Tarum) Ostrem, 89, passed away in her home in Shelby, Mont., on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church with... Full story

 

Sylvia Bernice Wetz

Sylvia Bernice (Dobyns) Wetz, 93, of Spearfish, Mont., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Rapid City, S.D., surrounded by family after a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 17, 1925, the oldest... Full story

 

Scottie Wrestling Wraps up First Half of Season

The Scottie wrestlers hosted Poplar and Malta in a triangular dual on Dec. 21, then traveled to Sidney to compete in the Sidney Invitational on Dec. 22. Glasgow easily defeated the visiting Indians...

 

High School Ice Dawgs Drop Two vs. Bozeman Ice Dogs

Bozeman 6, Glasgow 3 12-29-18 Period 1 Goals: Ike Braaten assisted by Kaden Fossum Penalties: 0 Period 2 Goals: Garrett Lloyd assisted by Bridger Barnett and Nicholas Burke Penalties: Kaden Fossum,...

 

Scotties Struggle to Earn Wins Against Poplar

The Glasgow Scotties were on the road to Poplar for a pair of games on Dec. 22. The Glasgow boys were on the court first. Despite a strong showing in the first quarter, the Scotties were unable to...

 

Hi-Line Farm and Ranch Jan. 2019

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