Articles from the January 3, 2018 edition

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Ringing in the New Year with Record-Setting Cold

Record-breaking weather was set around the area this weekend. An Arctic airmass moved into the area on Dec. 30 and began to lift on Tuesday, Jan. 2.  During that time, Glasgow’s high of -19 on New Years Day made it the coldest high ever recorded... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 3, 2018

Courthouse Square

Balmy conditions on Jan. 2 had the usual suspects around Courthouse Square smiling. Commissioner Paul Tweten confirmed that Commissioner Bruce Peterson will continue as chairperson in 2018. All three commissioners were pleased to report that county... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 3, 2018

Strommen Receives Dan R. Taylor Award

Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen has received the Dan R. Taylor Award. Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told the Courier that Strommen, who has been with the department since 2009, was singled out for... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 3, 2018

Literacy Raised, Chocolates Swapped

Capitalizing on Toni Marie LaGree's goodwill and a bit of Icelandic lore, the Sean R. Heavey Gallery and The Loaded Toad in downtown Glasgow featured a white elephant book and chocolate swap on the... Full story

 By Shelley Mills    News    January 3, 2018

Beekeeping Workshops

With increased awareness of the importance of pollinators, bees and beekeeping has become much more mainstream today than 30 years ago. Three workshops – Beginning Beekeeping, In the Bee Yard, and Harvesting and Winterizing, were held on Saturdays... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 3, 2018

Changes at the Gateway Club

We all know how barren the dining scene can be in Valley County and elsewhere in the region, particularly with both Sam’s Supper Club and The Hanger closing up shop in Glasgow. So it’s big news that Fort Peck’s Gateway Club is running... Full story

 By Daryl Toews    Opinion    January 3, 2018

Letter to the Editor

I would like to thank the Long Term Care Task Force for coming to Lustre to share their concerns and possible solutions. I would like to support this effort. There are two concerns that were not addressed with clarity: 1). Will the election of new... Full story


Invasive Weed Strategies

Narrow-leaf hawksbeard, a new invasive weed in northeastern Montana has become an increasing problem for area farmers and ranchers. Though technically a winter annual the weed has the ability to germinate whenever conditions are favorable, and can ha...


Republican Hopefuls

The year to come is an election year and as such it is a great year for politicians, pundits, campaign strategists and politically oriented columnists like yours truly. The rest of you, on the other hand, will be forced to suffer through campaign...


Trump's Gift

After nearly a year in office, Donald Trump has finally achieved his first legislative victory. Just three days before Christmas, President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law. He describes it as a “big, beautiful Christmas gift” to...


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

THURSDAY – JAN. 4 9:30 a.m. - The Nashua Community is invited to the Ladies’ Coffee Hour every Thursday at the Nashua Senior Center. 5:30 p.m. - Basic Pressure Cooker class in the Community Room of the Valley County Courthouse. SATURDAY – JAN.... Full story


Elvin A. Olfert

Elvin A. Olfert was born on April 30, 1923, to Dietrich M. and Katharina (Franz) Olfert on the family homestead in Lustre, Mont.. He used to say he was a remarkable child, as he never fought with his... Full story


Gladys O. Nybakken

Gladys O. (Opland) Nybakken passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at the Valley View Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for seven years. The daughter of Dedrick and Bentine Opland, she was... Full story


Phillip Lee Gaudet

Phillip Lee Gaudet, 74, of Shelby Mont., passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in the comfort of his home. Memorial services are to be held in the spring of 2018. He was born in... Full story


Charlene Jo Fuhrmann

Charlene Jo Fuhrmann of Bremerton, Wash., passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the age of 71. She is survived by her loving husband, Archie; and five siblings. A memorial service will be held at Grace Community Church, 1305 Ironsides Ave., in... Full story


Eleanor H. Kolstad

Eleanor H. Kolstad, 94, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Billings Deaconess Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1923, in Opheim, daughter to Axel and Hilda (Dahl) Watterud. She married Alfred Kolstad on Oct. 24,... Full story


Kayleigh A. Herbst

Kayleigh A. Herbst, granddaughter of Gary and Shiela Martin and daughter of Zonda Martin, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, Dec. 23, 2017, at the home of her grandparents in Tampico. No services are planned at this time. Cremation has taken... Full story


Julia Britsch

Julia Britsch, 95, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in her home. Services are pending at this time. A full obituary will be printed at a later date. Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.... Full story


Another Year of Valley County Sports and Outstanding Athletes:

January: *Kasey Seyfert committed to playing baseball for Grays Harbor College in Washington State. Glasgow Courier, January 25, 2017 (“Three 406 Baseball Players Sign with Grays Harbor College.”) *Hardwood contest between the North Country... Full story


Bantam Ice Dawgs Split Games with Butte in Year-End Contests

The Bantam Ice Dawgs matched up against the Butte Copper City Kings in two home games Dec. 30 and 31. While Glasgow took the first game 10-6, the Kings were determined to make their trip worthwhile an... Full story


Hi-Line Farm and Ranch January 2018

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