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  • Baker's Jewelry Celebrates Sapphire Year

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    Baker's Jewelry in Glasgow celebrated 75 years in business last fall and when talking to owners Harvey and Karen Wall, it's hard to believe how much hasn't changed over the years. "The people in northeast Montana, really appreciate beauty and quality. I think that's what makes us successful too is the unusual community in that quality and things that last are valued here," stated H. Wall. Though beauty and quality hasn't changed over the years, Baker's Jewelry has as a business and so has their...

  • Four Arrested And Charged For Stolen Vehicle And Chase That Ended In Valley County

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    On Jan. 6, a report was received that three suspects had stole a vehicle from Culbertson, Mont., and law enforcement initiated a pursuit which came into Valley County. A Valley County deputy continued the pursuit across the Porcupine Creek onto Roosevelt Trail, where the three suspects then fled on foot. Law enforcement continued to attempt to find the three subjects and deployed a drone using thermal imaging. Based upon the information at the time, it was believed the suspects were young adults, two males and one female. The public was made aw...

  • Warmest December On Record

    National Weather Service, For The Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    Another record has been broken! This past month was the warmest December on record for Glasgow. The previous record was in 1999 and the last time we had a top 10 warmest December was in 2020 when the average temperature was 27.2 degrees. Four daily temperature records were set this past December. Record high maximum temperatures were set on the 6th and 13th and record high minimum temperatures were set on the 6th and 7th. This is also the fourth time in recorded history that we haven't dipped...

  • VC Commissioners Approve Resolutions For 2024

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    In their last meeting of 2023, on Dec. 20, the Valley County Commissioners approved six resolutions establishing 2024 tasks such as Commissioner meeting dates and office hours, daily rate for incarceration, fees for services provided by the Sheriff, establishing a fire season, establishing a location for posting public notices and changing the standard mileage rate. Resolution No 1-2024 established Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the Commissioners meeting days to conduct official county business in Room 110 of the Valley County Courthouse....

  • Glasgow Speciality Care Welcomes New PA

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    Nicole Nelson, PA-C has been helping out patients and providers in the Glasgow Clinic Speciality Care since October 2023, specifically in the primary specialities of general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology. The facility of the Glasgow Clinic and Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) is not a new area for Nelson as she during her education, she performed her emergency medicine rotation within the halls of FMDH. Nelson was born and raised in Faribault,, Minn., where upon graduating she...

  • Hwy 2 Assoc Continuing Efforts

    Jan 10, 2024

    Dear Editor, Friends and Neighbors Happy New Year The Hwy 2 Assoc continues it's efforts, as it has for 22 years, to fulfill it's Mission - "To Enhance the Economic Viability of Northern Montana Communities by constructing an Adequate Hwy # 2 that would allow communities to compete for and attract businesses" Adequate has been defined by the business community in that 80 percent of businesses locate in or near communities that have a four lane highway. Surveys have revealed that the # 1...

  • Happy New Year

    Jan 10, 2024

    Dear Editor, 2024 Happy New Year! As I watched the sun rise this first day of the new year, I was reflecting on this past year. Family and friends have all made an impact in Judy and my lives. I am thankful to everyone for the part you may have played in our lives these past years. As our state's House and Senate Districts have been redistricted and will be effective starting January 2025, I will be working with folks from the new area that was formerly Senator Mike Lang's district. I have been...

  • Attorney General Knudsen Asks Montanans To Learn Signs Of Human Trafficking During Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    As Human Trafficking Awareness Month begins, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is asking Montanans to learn the signs of human trafficking and report it if they see it to help the state fight the heinous crime. He also sent a warning to human traffickers and their patrons not to do business in Montana because they will be caught and held accountable for their criminal behavior. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers—often organized criminal enterprises—profit at the expense of adults or children...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Jan 10, 2024

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is closed for the month of January. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Visitors to the Fort Peck Interpretive Center can... Full story

  • American Legion Boys State and American Legion Aux. Girls State

    For the Courier|ERROR

    American Legion Boys State and American Legion Aux. Girls State will be held June 16 through 22, 2024, at Fort Harrison, Mont. These programs are a mock civics class of the State of Montana. It is for junior class students in high school or home school. If interested in participating, speak with Mr. Johnson or Eli Feezell at Glasgow High School, Rene Clampitt at 406-263-8183 or Joe Yeoman at 406-263-0080.... Full story

  • Katherine Jean Boyd

    Jan 10, 2024

    Jean was born to Mary Wiggins on June 7, 1932, in Halifax, Yorkshire England. As Mary was a single mother that worked during the day, she was raised by her maternal grandmother until nursery school. She was barely in school when England entered World War II in 1932 and endured Hitler’s Blitzreig from 1940 to 1941. She finished her schooling at 15, along with being formally adopted by Otis Whiteley the same year. At 15, she went to work at the offices of the Crosley Carpet Mills. On a holiday with friends she had a fortune teller read her... Full story

  • Leo Pattison

    Jan 10, 2024

    Leo Murdock Pattison passed away due to natural causes in Havre, Mont., on Saturday, Dec 30, 2023, at the age of 100 just 13 days shy of his 101st birthday, on Jan. 12. At Leo's request no services will be held. Leo, a WWII veteran, former Griz football player, farmer, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and Christian were some of the hats he wore. He was easily recognized around town by his trademark tan shirt and trousers and enjoyed making the morning coffee rounds with his fellow farmers.... Full story

  • Doris Franzen

    Jan 10, 2024

    Doris Bertha (Johnston) Franzen, of Glasgow, Mont., died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at the age of 87 at Valley View Nursing Home, in Glasgow with family at her side. A rosary will be held Monday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m., at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow. A Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., at St. Raphael's Catholic Church with burial following in Highland Cemetery, Glasgow. Doris was born in Middle River Village, Minn., on July 15, 1936, to Clifford Jerome... Full story

  • Beverly Jean Hancock

    Jan 10, 2024

    Beverly Jean Hancock, nee Canen, 80, of Granite City, Ill., born Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1943, in Sacramento, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville. Funeral services was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Reverend Sam Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill. Beverly attended City... Full story

  • Melford Eugene Arrotta

    Jan 10, 2024

    Melford Arrotta, 97, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023. At his request he has been cremated and will join his parents in the Grandview Cemetery in Saco, Mont. A memorial service for Melford will be held at a later date. Melford was born to Antonio and Lillian Arrotta, Feb. 18, 1926, in Bainville, Mont. His father was a section crew foreman for the Great Northern Railroad and in Melford's early years the family lived in Culbertson and Saco. They moved to Tampico when Melford was in... Full story

  • Phyllis Huston Services

    Jan 10, 2024

    Phyllis Huston, age 92, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Mont., Friday, Jan. 12. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, First Lutheran Church, Glasgow. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Glasgow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the First Lutheran Church. A full obituary will be available at a later date.... Full story

  • License Plate Readers To Be Added In Area

    For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    This story was originally published in the Northern Plains Independent December 2023. Reprinted with permission. Wolf Point City Council member Lance FourStar, Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer and the Drug Enforcement Agency have urged the Fort Peck Tribes to accept the addition of automated license plate readers to the reservation. FourStar said the resolution was passed by the Fort Peck Tribes law and justice committee by a 6-0 vote. The tribal executive board approved the recommendation on a strong vote Monday, Dec. 11. “It’s a program so...

  • Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs Receive 2018 Farm Bill One Year Extension, Farmers Can Now Enroll for the 2024 Crop Year

    USDA In Montana, For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that agricultural producers can now enroll in the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2024 crop year. Producers can now enroll and make election changes for the 2024 crop year. The deadline to complete enrollment and any election change is March 15, 2024. On Nov. 16, 2023, President Biden signed into law H.R. 6363, the Further Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024 (Pub. L. 118-22), which extended th...

  • NILE Foundation Scholarship Program

    For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    A new year brings new opportunities for youth in agriculture! The NILE Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. For over 30 years, the NILE (Northern International Livestock Exposition) has awarded scholarships to deserving FFA and 4-H students who have been leaders in their respective programs, excelled in the classroom, participated in NILE events and are actively involved in their communities. “Supporting youth in agriculture is a key component of the NILE Foundation’s mission,” says...

  • 2023 Climate Summary For Glasgow

    For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    The National Weather Service office in Glasgow has released its climatological report for 2023. Records date back to 1893. The hottest temperature recorded in Glasgow is 113, set back on July 31, 1900. Last year’s highest temp was 107 degrees. The coldest temperature recorded in Glasgow is -59, recorded on Feb. 15, 1936. The coldest this past year was -18 degrees. We received 11.90 inches of moisture in 2023, 1.54 inches below the average. The record is 22.96 inches from 2011. Glasgow has 83.4 inches of snow in calendar year 2011; this year,...

  • 2023 Glasgow Precipitation Summary

    For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    The year ended with near to above normal annual precipitation for most locations across northeastern Montana. Our wettest month was May which produced 3.89 inches in Glasgow (normal for May is 2.22 inches). The driest month was December with 0.09 inches (normal is 0.43 inches). So far the total snowfall for the 2023-2024 season is above normal as a result of the snowstorm in October which broke the record in many locations as the snowiest October with 14.0 inches. This event accounts for 88 percent of our snowfall this winter so...

  • Time: A Key Element Of Investing

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    Who knows where the time goes? We’ve reached the end of another year, so it’s appropriate to reflect on the nature of time and how it affects us. And time certainly is a key element in the pursuit of your financial goals. As an investor, time can be your greatest ally. If you hold some investments for the long term, you could achieve an impressive cumulative growth in value. Furthermore, if you keep adding shares to these investments, possibly through a dividend reinvestment plan, you could attain “growth on growth” through the power...

  • Brief Time At Home

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    We made it safely home from Florida, but we aren't staying here long. Our youngest grandson (11) has a hockey tournament in the Minneapolis area this weekend. The team is taking advantage of the long MLK weekend, as are lots of other youth hockey teams. I believe there are 10 teams at just the 12UAA level in this one. And of course it will be such nice weather for a jaunt across North Dakota into Minnesota - NOT! Those poor deluded Florida boys think it will be "fun" to experience snow and...

  • Area Students Recognized At U of M For Fall Semester

    For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    Glasgow’s Mason Donaldson, Abigail Engstrom, Colin Jamba and Iris McKean and Saco’s Chayten Pippin were named to University of Montana’s 2023 fall Dean’s List for achieving a grade point average (GPA) greater than 3.5 but less than 4.0. To qualify, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive grades of A or B in at least nine credits. Students who receive a grade of C+ or less or no credit (NC/NCR) in a course are not eligible. At the University of Montana, more than 2,800 undergraduate students...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Complied by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Arctic Weather Settles In – Dangerous situations in our area were the warmer temperatures that hit, along with freezing rain, right before the deep freeze hit. Ice also caused some issues at the Glasgow International Airport – flights for Cape Air didn't run along with a few other flights on Dec. 29 through Jan. 2. Prairie Ridge resident Robert "Bob" Rorvig celebrated 100 years of life last week while friends and family gathered to wish him well. He...

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