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  • Glasgow City Council Holds First Meeting Of 2023

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    The Glasgow City Council’s first meeting of 2023 was held on Jan. 3, in the Council Chambers at the Glasgow Civic Center. In addition to normal council agenda items such as the Mayor, committee and department head reports as well as the approval of consent agenda items, the Council discussed Glasgow Police Chief Robert Weber’s desire to amend the recommendation from the employee incentive hiring committee for the police department; whether to approve the Glasgow City-County Library’s continuation of purchasing the land behind the building; as w...

  • Hygiene Kits Supplied To Valley County Students Courtesy Of Local Support

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    With support from Caring Hands, Aaron Chatten Memorial Tournament and Glasgow Reynolds Market, the Valley County Health Department recently donated hygiene kits to all Valley County schools. These kits include tampons and pads (for high school students), toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and body wash for all genders. These items will be available at Glasgow High School, Glasgow Middle School, Nashua School, Opheim School, Frazer School, Hinsdale School and Lustre Schools not only for...

  • Commissioners Meet For Regular Discussion and Decision

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    In their first meeting of the year and Commissioner Mary Armstrong’s first meeting as Chairman, the Valley County Commissioners met for their regular Discussion and Decision meeting on Jan. 4. In addition to their normal business of approving employment and termination/resignation notices, the Commissioners discussed the Valley County Healthy is Wellness Program Proposal, the Stop the Bleeding program, Resolution No. 7-2023, and provided information on the cooperative status on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Management Plan (...

  • Stories Of The Past: Sherwood Publishes Generational Stories Of Homesteading in Montana

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Ruth Sherwood was born in Hinsdale in 1940, and spent her childhood on farms along the Milk River near Hinsdale and Glasgow. Growing up she helped in the kitchen where her mother shared stories of Montana's homestead days and farming experiences. At the age of 11, Sherwood and her family moved to Missouri. When Sherwood had her own family, she shared the stories her mother shared with her. As time went on Sherwood decided to document these stories so they could be shared and passed down. Where t...

  • Senate Republicans Agenda For This Legislative Session

    Jan 11, 2023

    Dear Editor, The 68th Montana Legislature is officially in session. As Senate leadership, we're excited to see Senate Republicans getting to work on enacting conservative policy for our state. The last time the Legislature met, we successfully passed a conservative balanced budget, cut taxes for individuals and businesses, secured our Second Amendment rights, invested in public access to public lands and high speed broadband, and passed legislation to protect the unborn and further secure our el...

  • Daines, Risch: Biden Administration Report Admits Cancelling Keystone XL Pipeline Killed Thousands of Jobs, Cost Billions

    For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Senators Steve Daines (Mont.) and Jim Risch (Idaho) on Jan. 5 issued the following statements in response to the Biden administration releasing a past-due report demanded by the two senators and required by law that had the administration give a detailed account of the effects of its decision to cancel construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. President Biden revoked the cross-border operation permit for the project the first day he took office. The report released by the U.S. Department of Energy states the Keystone XL pipeline would have...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jan 11, 2023

    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. Events are also listed below. Nashua Lions Roller S... Full story

  • Colleen Ann Kittleson

    Jan 11, 2023

    Colleen Ann (Fargo) Kittleson, age 65, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, Mont. Colleen was born June 6, 1957, in Glasgow, the daughter of John and Rhoda (Lentz) Fargo. Colleen graduated high school in 1975. She married Rocky Kittleson on Sept. 11, 1976, and they started their family shortly thereafter with Dusty and Travis and then after a 10-year gap Myles and Katie came along to complete the family. Colleen worked at Eugene's Pizza a... Full story

  • Michael 'Mike' C. Kaiser

    Jan 11, 2023

    Michael "Mike" C. Kaiser was born in Miles City, Mont., to Charles and Lorrain (Muggli) Kaiser. He spent his youth in Miles City, attending Sacred Heart School, lettering in football, basketball and track. After high school, he enlisted in the Army where he served our country for four years, completing three tours of Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. He attended Northern Montana College for four years and graduated at the top of his class with degrees in welding, construction materials... Full story

  • Mavis Robbins

    Jan 11, 2023

    Mavis (Keough) Robbins, aged 91, passed away peacefully at Northern Montana Hospital, Havre, Mont., surrounded by her family on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Cremation has taken place, and the family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. Mavis was born on Sept. 6, 1931, in Opheim, Mont., to Clarence and Bernice (Stowell) Keough, the second of 11 children. Mavis grew up roller skating and helping on the family farm in Opheim. She was so skilled on the farm that her mother would often send her... Full story

  • John Gilbert Fuhrmann

    Jan 11, 2023

    John Gilbert Fuhrmann, 48, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in Williston, N.D. A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Mont., with Pastor Scott Kiehn officiating. John was born to William and Diana (Fauth) Fuhrmann on Feb. 22, 1974, in Glasgow, joining older brother Justin at the family home in Opheim, Mont. He attended school in Opheim where he graduated. He participated in little league baseball, basketball and track. He was also involved in 4-H.... Full story

  • James 'Jim' Richard Bedwell

    Jan 11, 2023

    James "Jim" Richard Bedwell, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, in the 4-H Chuckwagon at the Great Northern Fairgrounds. Jim was born to Jay Orville Bedwell and Ruby Mae Beauchman on Feb. 17, 1956, in Glasgow, Mont., the second born of five kids. He attended schools in Glasgow. It was there Jim met his best friend and the love of his life, Kathryn... Full story

  • Medicare Part B Changes For People New To Medicare For 2023

    Aging Services Specialist Lisa Baxter, For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the start dates for Medicare Part B coverage will change. Coverage will start the first day of the month after a person signs up, if they sign up during the last three months of their Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) or during the General Enrollment Period (GEP). Before this change, if you signed up during the last three months of your IEP, your Medicare Part B coverage started two to three months after you enrolled. If you don’t sign up for Medicare Part B during your IEP, you have another chance every year during GEP whi...

  • VC Students Named To Williston State President's List

    For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Macy Rose, of Nashua, and Dillon Yoss, of Glasgow, were named to Williston State College President’s List for the Fall 2022 semester. To achieve this high honor, students achieved a 3.8 to 4.0 grade point average for the semester....

  • Valley County Pup Named Runner-Up In American Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest

    For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Fez, a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd trained and owned by Lexie Coniglione from Glasgow, was named runner-up/western region in the 2023 Farm Dog of the Year Contest. The contest celebrates farm dogs that work alongside farmers and ranchers as they sustainably produce nutritious food for families and their pets across America. Rounding up livestock and chasing off predators are among the many tasks performed by farm dogs. Fez came into Coniglione's heart at a low point in 2021. She had lost...

  • Time For New Year's Financial Resolutions

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    It’s that time of year when many of us promise ourselves we’ll go to the gym more, or learn a new language, or take up a musical instrument, or any number of other worthy goals. But this year, when making New Year’s resolutions, why not also consider some financial ones? Here are a few to consider: • Don’t let inflation derail your investment strategy. As you know, inflation was the big financial story of 2022, hitting a 40-year high. And while it may moderate somewhat this year, it will likely still be higher than what we experienc...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Nov. 5 shows 2,386 cattle sold. Happy New Year from the Glasgow Stockyards! The new year was started off with a nice auctions. Cows and feeders were selling strong with bulls steady. Utility and commercial cows brought in $64 to $72.50, top $82; canner and cutter cows $52 to $64, young feeding/turnout type cows $75 to $110 and bulls $84 to $94. 300-400 SC brought in $230-$256.50, HC $197 to $220; 400-500 SC $207 to $243, HC $187 to $206.50; 500-600 SC $200 to $221, HC $180 to $190; 600-700 SC...

  • Notice of Final Adoption:

    For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, there will be new assessment levels to be withheld on both wheat and barley at the point of first sale in Montana. This is a final notice of the change in those assessment levels. Old Assessment through Dec. 31, 2022: 20 mills ($0.02) per bushel of wheat 30 mills ($0.03) per hundredweight of barley New Assessment starting Jan. 1, 2023: 25 mills ($0.025) per bushel of wheat 35 mills ($0.035) per hundredweight of barley Founded in 1967, the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee has been serving Montana producers and foreign...

  • Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Unveils Rural Resilience Lineup

    For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Growing our ranching and rural community’s financial, ecological, and social resilience with experienced speakers on soil carbon, cattle selection, small ruminant grazing, and rangeland monitoring, the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance “Rural Resilience” webinar series is back for a third year! Kicking off the 2023 series on Thursday, Jan. 19, is “Soil Carbon: What’s the Buzz?” with guest presenter Peter Donovan, founder of the Soil Carbon Coalition. Want a better grasp on soil carbon? Analyze the importance of soil microbiology and soil test resul...

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  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Kirsten Keiser, The Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, January 9, 2013 The Glasgow School Board voted unanimously Jan. 2 to run two bond issues to finance a new elementary school plus improvements to East Side School and Glasgow High School. A Glasgow resident urged the City Council to put up a stop sign on the corner of 2nd Street and 3rd Avenue North. Kelly Fuhrman, a resident of the area for 25 years, said drivers " fly through the area." He said he has seen near-accidents and children almost hit by cars. He said he has as...

  • McKean and Pippin Recognized For Fall Semester

    For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Glasgow’s Iris McKean was named to University of Montana’s 2022 Fall President’s List for achieving a 4.0 grade point average, while Saco’s Chayten Pippin was named to the college’s Dean’s List for achieving a grade point average 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 any grade of C+ or below or no credit (NC/NCR) in a course are not eligible. Nearly 2,700 University of Montana undergradua...

  • Manatees and Sunken Gardens

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    During our last few days enjoying Florida, we made our usual trip to see the manatees. These aquatic mammals, also called sea cows, used to be mistaken for mythical mermaids. I think those sailors who saw sirens in these huge animals had been out to sea for much too long! (Manatees are the elephants of the sea, and far from siren-like.) There is a manatee sanctuary/viewing center at Apollo Beach, which is really close to where we stay while in Florida. The center is near (and maintained by) the...

  • Glasgow Snowfall Amount Is Higher Than Normal

    Glasgow National Weather Service, For the Courier|Jan 11, 2023

    Glasgow was below normal for total precipitation and snowfall in 2022, but so far, this winter has been off to a snowy start. In fact, Glasgow’s current snowfall amount is 219.1 percent of normal. Glasgow has seen more snowfall in the 2022 to 2023 season to date than all of the 2021 to 2022 season. Glasgow has seen 34.4’’ of snowfall to date this season. That makes this the fourth snowiest start to winter on record. This is only 4.1” shy of the all-time record set in 2010. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) outlook for January through March c...

  • Christmas Yard of the Week

    Jan 11, 2023

    The Glasgow City Council recognized those who got into the Christmas spirit by selecting a Christmas Yard of the Week. The honor was given to Diane Turner, with the help of Traci Sanders, of 55 4th Ave. N. They received $25 in Chamber Bucks, courtesy of the City Council, and displayed the sign in their yard for the week....

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