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  • Halloween Fun in Glasgow

    Nov 2, 2022

    The Glasgow Student Council put together their annual Haunted Hayride through Sullivan Park on Oct. 30. A total of $637 was raised with proceeds going to the Children's Museum. The Glasgow Key Club was also providing cookies and hot chocolate, courtesy of the Loaded Toad, with a free will donation. A total of $137 and a few canned goods were raised for Zambia-UNICEF....

  • Speech and Drama Season Gets Underway At Home

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    The scary Speech/Drama/Debate Meet was held at Glasgow High School on Oct. 29. Though it was a small team participating due to other fall commitments that haven't ended yet, all four competitors gave it their all, taking home third in Drama and Speech Team Sweeps. Gabe Proctor placed first in Humorous Solo or Humorous Interpretation (HOI), Samantha Combs placed third in Dramatic Solo, Harley Edwards placed sixth in Dramatic Solo and Connor Whitmer placed fourth in Spontaneous Oral...

  • Seventh Annual Monster Dash

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    The weather couldn't have been more perfect for the Glasgow Recreation Department's seventh annual Monster Dash at Sullivan Trail on Oct. 30. With a total of 77 participants ranging in age from babies, to toddlers, to kids, to adults, everyone completed the 1.5 mile race on their own time, choosing between walking and/or running the course. The nice fall weather also brought out families together getting into the Halloween spirit with matching costumes ranging from deer and hunters to M & M's...

  • A Rural Family Medicine Doctor's Perspective On LR-131

    Nov 2, 2022

    PAID POLITICAL CONTENT Dear Editor, This is not an abortion issue. This is a humanity issue. I am a family medicine doctor from a rural community in eastern Montana. From the time I started my undergraduate degree in pre-medicine, I have been committed to returning to practice full-scope family medicine in a rural and underserved community. Delivering babies has been a primary goal of mine. I love watching families grow and helping mothers bring new life into this world. The majority of the...

  • To Valley County Taxpayers:

    Nov 2, 2022

    Dear Editor, Last spring our commissioners decided to terminate the Refuse Board, thinking they could do a better job. Yet in the months since, they still have not acted on a $3,000 engineering study or a new rate structure. The topic turned out to be "more complicated." Also, this spring at a public meeting, our commissioners saw fit to give $500,000 of the $1.3 million in federal funds, meant for Valley County, to Valley View Home as a band aid to the Home's Budget. The comment in the meeting...

  • Montana Veterans Encouraged To See If New PACT Act Can Help Them

    Nov 2, 2022

    Dear Editor, We write this letter with the hope of reaching as many Montana Veterans and their family members as possible regarding the recent passage of the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act sponsored by Senator Jon Tester. The PACT Act is a historic new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans – and their survivors. It recognizes toxic exposure as a “cost of war” by addressing the full range of issues impacting toxic-exposed Veterans. Native American Veterans serve their country at a higher rate per capit...

  • Rules

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    Do you remember when you took a bath once a week, and maybe in a tin wash tub? What about how often did you wash your hair? Or do you remember wearing curlers or pin curls to school? I must admit that I do not remember ever going to school with curlers or bobby pins in my hair, but I do remember starting eighth grade and having a new teacher that laid out her rules to us on the first day. One was NO curlers or pin curls worn to school! There were several rules we thought were tough, so you can imagine our surprise when we got to listen to the...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Nov 2, 2022

    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 hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. Va... Full story

  • Caring Hands Keeps On Giving

    Nov 2, 2022

    Judy Idler (l) of Caring Hands presents the October Project Classroom grant to Brandy Howey (r) of the Hinsdale School. The grant will purchase $300 worth of books for the Hinsdale School library. Project Classroom is awarded September through May in the amount of $300. Valley County teachers may pick up applications at their school office....

  • Drop-Off Sites To Open For Operation Christmas Child

    For the Courier

    More than 4,500 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 14 through 21. Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts—filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys—to children worldwide since 1993. Anyone can pack a shoebox! In 2022, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach another 11 million children. Individuals, families, and... Full story

  • Election Day Nov. 8

    For the Courier

    If you wish to vote in person or bring your ballot in on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, please use the front door of the Courthouse. The Courthouse will be open to receive ballots on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. All other offices in the Courthouse will be closed that day. The Clerk and Recorders office is currently accepting ballots Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.... Full story

  • Veterans Day Breakfast Nov. 11

    For the Courier

    For the past 11 years the Student Council at Glasgow High School and Albertsons have teamed up to provide breakfast for the area veterans and the current enlisted personnel in the Glasgow area. Albertsons has generously supplied the food items, and the STUCO students have made the breakfast and will serve it from 7 to 9 a.m. on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. GHS STUCO and Albertsons invites all area veterans and enlisted personnel (and their families) to join us at the Glasgow VFW Post on Veterans Day for breakfast as we say thank you for your... Full story

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    For the Courier

    Veteran service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. Service officers will be in Glasgow at the VA Clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. They will also be in Malta on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. If you would like to apply for benefits with the VA, please come and see Judy/Steve at the appointed time and bring a copy of your discharge/separation (DD214) papers with you.... Full story

  • Avoid Becoming 'Burden' On Grown Children

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    Here’s an interesting statistic: Some 72 percent of retirees say one of their biggest fears is becoming a burden on their families, according to a 2021 survey by Age Wave and Edward Jones. Both before and during retirement, what steps can you take to avoid burdening your loved ones in the future? Here are a few suggestions: • Build your retirement savings. The greater your financial resources, the less likely it becomes that you’d ever have to count on your grown children for financial support. You may have access to a 401(k) or similar retirem...

  • Donna Mae Tihista

    Nov 2, 2022

    Donna Mae Tihista, 89, the daughter of Ingvald and Magda (Hartvikson) Leraas, was born May 2, 1933, in Knox, N.D. At the age of one and half she traveled with her parents to their new home 26 miles north of Nashua, Mont. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1951 and immediately began working in Glasgow, Mont. She soon gained employment as a secretary at Bjorklund Insurance Agency where she worked for the next three years until her marriage to Jed Tihista on Oct. 10, 1954. Together they... Full story

  • Arthur Kenneth Buen

    Nov 2, 2022

    The patriarch of the Buen family, Arthur Kenneth Buen, 94, of Nashua, Mont., passed away peacefully, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, surrounded by his loving daughters in Great Falls, Mont. Funeral service for Arthur is Saturday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Mont., with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, in Glasgow. Arthur was born on the Buen Homestead Sept. 25, 1928, to Asle and Anna Buen. At that time, he... Full story

  • Dolores Elinor Brenna

    Nov 2, 2022

    It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Dolores Elinor (Pecora) Brenna, 87, of Glasgow, Mont., who passed Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, in Glasgow. A funeral mass will be held Monday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. with Father Jose officiating at St. Raphael's. A reception will follow at the Parish Hall. Burial will be in Malta City Cemetery in Malta, Mont.... Full story

  • Western Valley 4-H

    Zora Holt, For the Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    Western Valley 4-H Club members Kade Strommen, Cienna Strommen, Layna Jones, and Zora Holt got together on Oct. 12 and gave ice-cream to Hinsdale’s student body to promote 4-H. While enjoying their ice-cream, the elementary kids learned about 4-H and why they might want to join. The kids also took a slip of paper home to their parents which explained what 4-H is and how to join. We gave ice-cream to both elementary students and high school students, although the high schoolers seemed more interested in ice-cream than 4-H. On Oct. 15, Western V...

  • Disaster Assistance for 2022 Livestock Forage Losses in 40 Montana Counties

    US Department of Agriculture, For the Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    Livestock producers in 40 Montana counties, including Valley, are eligible to apply for 2022 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual ryegrass, and forage sorghum. LFP provides compensation if you suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or leased land or fire on federally managed land. County committees can only accept LFP applications after notification is received by the National Office of qualifying drought or if a federal agency prohibits...

  • Sacrament Meeting Presentation Nov. 13

    Church Public Relations, For The Courier

    The Annual Primary Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation of the Glasgow Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. at the meetinghouse on 15 Airport Road. Children ages three to 11 have been practicing songs to go with the program on the Old Testament with the Theme: Choose to Serve the Lord. The public is invited to attend.... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Kirsten Keiser, The Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, October 31, 2012 The Army Corp of Engineers has awarded the final round of contracts for repairs throughout the Missouri River basin following the flood of 2011. The final repair bill for the Corps' Omaha District totaled $360 million. Levee rehabilitation work came to $160 million and repairs to damages at the six main-stem dam projects totaled $200 million. The work on 15 levee systems is expected to be complete by the spring of 2013. Completion of work on the dams...

  • Legit? Check

    Richard Noble, For the Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    The internet in all its vastness, with its more than five billion users, can sometimes be a place filled with noise. An overwhelming amount of information from a near-infinite number of sources. Happily, there are systems in place which give us clues as to which sources are more reliable, and which accounts on social media are in fact who they say they are. How does one, then, use these tools to verify the source of any given post, tweet or article? What methods do sites and services use to make sure there isn’t impersonation of famous f...

  • Daines Demands Explanation Over Dismissal of Montana Ag Concerns in APR Grazing Decision

    For the Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning on Oct. 27, demanding an explanation for the flagrant dismissal of Montana ag groups’ concerns in the decision making process for the America Prairie Reserve Grazing Proposal. “On July 28, 2022, the Bureau of Land Management issued a Final Decision for the America Prairie Reserve Grazing Proposal covering nearly 70,000 acres of land in Phillips County. As you know first-hand, given the unprecedented nature of this proposal—authorizing grazi...

  • On Vacation

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    Editor's Note: This column was submitted on Oct. 22. We are currently out of state, at my family reunion in Nebraska. My father was born and raised in Ponca, Neb. His dad was a railroad man, with a small farm on the side. His mom was a German immigrant. Dad had three brothers and one sister. Dad dropped out of high school, lying about his age, to join the Navy so he could fight for our country in WWII. By the time I was born, WWII was long over and dad had switched to the Air Force. Because of...

  • Football Defeats Baker in First Round

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Nov 2, 2022

    Glasgow's football squad advanced to the State Quarterfinal Playoff Game by defeating two opponents Saturday: the Baker Spartans and the Scotties, themselves. On their first postseason game, Glasgow took the win, 34-12, taking Baker out of the running in a gritty game. "It's not very often that a team has four turnovers and two touchdowns called back and still gets the win," said assistant coach Dylan Hughes. Indeed, the Scotties overcame their own setbacks to claim the win, though Hughes...

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