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  • Fixing a 'Two-Legged Stool'

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    It is an age-old problem for governments – and one that has divided the left from the right for the better part of the century – how to best fund government services and which services, if any, should be funded. That is the precise question facing a state-wide bipartisan legislative subcommittee this coming year as they prepare a study of the state’s revenue and spending models. The questions at hand being how best to fund the Montana governmental services people have grown accustomed to, what services can be cut or optimized and what...

  • Nashua Welcomes Three New Teachers

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    The Nashua School welcomed three new faces to the hallways at the beginning of the school year. Sarah Denning, is the new junior high English teacher, Greg Hetland is the new high school math teacher and Julia Kirkland returns back to her alma mater as the new athletic director and PE/health teacher. Ms. Sarah Denning, the new junior high English and math teacher, has had a passion for teaching since she was in third grade. “When I was in third grade, I had five different teachers as a result of moving and a teacher going on leave. The very...

  • They Did the Monster Dash

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    The Glasgow Recreation Department's annual Monster Dash race took place Nov. 2 at Sullivan Park. While the number of participants may have been down a bit this year, the enthusiasm was not. Runners and walkers were decked out in costumes galore, from clowns to racers to Peter Pan characters to those who seemed to jump a holiday ahead in Grinch and Cindy Lou Who outfits, hit the 1.5 mile course for a crisp workout and a chance to win prizes. Those costumes may have served more than a decorative...

  • Gov Cup Overfloweth

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    One hour and one minute. At 9:31 a.m. the Montana Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament was unofficially full. While Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Executive Director Lisa Koski was expecting people to be camped outside their door the morning of Nov. 1, she did not expect the tournament to fill up as quickly as it did. "Unbelievable," was her description of the turnout this year. "Controlled chaos, yes that describes it." As Koski had predicted, hopeful anglers were lined up at...

  • Coffee With a Cop Returns

    Nov 6, 2019

  • Supporting a Community-Led Effort to Boost Eastern Montana Tourism, Business

    Nov 6, 2019

    Dear Editor, As the folks responsible for promoting the vibrant, charming towns and stunning landscapes across our state, we know that Montana's strong economy is driven in part by a thriving tourism and outdoor recreation economy. We also know that eastern Montana's unique landscapes, historical and cultural sites, and opportunities for hunting and outdoor recreation are a treasure with untapped potential to support diversification and growth in regional economies. Over the last year, the...

  • The City in the Middle of Somewhere Special

    Nov 6, 2019

    Dear Editor, Glasgow was recognized as "The City in the Middle of Nowhere". (The Washington Post Feb. 21 2018). Thanks to a special couple, it should have been titled "The City in the Middle of Somewhere Special." In 1960, a young couple, Sid and Elaine Sulser, moved to Glasgow and started their careers in education. Sid was a teacher and a vice principal at the high school and Elaine started a preschool program in their home and later taught kindergarten in a Glasgow School. I had the...

  • AmeriCorps Celebrates 25 Years of Service

    Nov 6, 2019

    Dear Editor, Happy 25th Anniversary AmeriCorps! Each year, over 75,000 people serve in AmeriCorps across the US. Since 1994, national service has improved lives and landscapes, while transforming those who commit to serve. Service to others is an American tradition and, for over 25 years, AmeriCorps has unified diverse people through service to others. AmeriCorps grew from a renewed focus on civic engagement in America during the 1990s. President George H.W. Bush signed the 1990 National...

  • Brick Streets

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Nov 6, 2019

    This is a topic that many of us have little knowledge of, however I am remembering days of brick streets. I do not know [if] I have seen brick streets in Montana, however I do have bricks that were made in Havre, so bricks were available. I did spend several of my young years living in Mo., and there were a lot of brick streets. There are still brick streets in that area. My question, how often are bricks replaced or do they last longer than pavement? Following up on that question might go on my “to do list.” What is the cost compared to...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Nov 6, 2019

    For November and December, the Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. The Museum will be closed the month of January. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center is open during the month of November, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Powerhouse tours are available with 48 hours notice to Interpretive Center. Must drive over, no walkers or bikers. Call 406-526-3493 for more information. THURSDAY – NOV. 7 2 p.m. - Valley County Transportation Advisory Committee meeting at the Valley County Senior... Full story

  • Glasgow Veterans Day Program

    For the Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    The VFW will host the Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 11, with involvement of local students. The morning will start with breakfast at the VFW for all veterans and their spouses provided by the high school students from 7 to 9 a.m. Following breakfast, there will be a Veterans Day program at the Glasgow Middle School from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., followed by Irle elementary students singing starting at 9 a.m. at Irle School. The Veterans Day program will then start at Glasgow High School starting at 10:30 a.m., followed by a potluck dinner... Full story

  • College Financial Night at GHS

    For the Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    Are you prepared to finance the rising cost of college? Is college in your child’s future? The price of college tuition has risen over 150 percent in the past 20 years and is expected to increase three to five percent each succeeding year. Parents of all school-aged children are encouraged to attend a College Financial Night on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. hosted by Glasgow High School Counselor Amy Capdeville and Financial Consultant Gary Wageman at the Glasgow High School library. The evening will include topics such as FAFSA, Free... Full story

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    For the Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    Service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet 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 a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you. Service officers will be in Glasgow on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Glasgow VA Clinic. They will also be in Malta on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. If bad weather exists on days of travel, stay... Full story

  • 9th Annual Veteran's Day Breakfast

    For the Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    Glasgow High School Student Council and Albertsons are teaming up to show their appreciation for veterans and their service to our country. They invite all veterans and current service personnel and their spouses to a breakfast on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Glasgow. For more information or questions, contact Rod Karst at 228-2485 or 263-8757.... Full story

  • Nashua ORLC Taco Supper

    Nov 6, 2019

    Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have an Indian Taco supper on Monday, Nov. 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This a free-will offering with Thrivent supplying supplemental funding. Take-outs are available and everyone is welcome.... Full story

  • Eddie Anthony Erwin

    Nov 6, 2019

    Eddie Anthony Erwin, 82, was called home on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow, Mont., with his family by his side. Graveside interment with military honors will be Friday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m., at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Eddie was born Dec. 10, 1936, to Samuel and Bulah Erwin of Hugo, Okla. Eddie grew up in Hugo with his siblings, Roscoe, Autrey, Norma, Jo, and Martha. Following in his big brother's footsteps, Eddie enlisted in the United States Air... Full story

  • Frances Margaret Eakman

    Nov 6, 2019

    Frances Margaret (Hallett) Eakman, 93, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel in Great Falls, Mont., with burial to follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Mont. Frances was born Sept. 1, 1926, the youngest of the six children of Jessie and Otis Hallett. After graduation from Glasgow High School in 1944, she enrolled in the Cadet Nurse Corps. She began her education at what was then Montana State College... Full story

  • Robert "Skip" Bryan Rundle

    Nov 6, 2019

    Robert 'Skip' Bryan Rundle, 74, of Hamilton, Mont., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at Corvallis United Methodist Church, in Corvallis, Mont., Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. with Ray Dunbar LL officiating. A reception will follow. He was born in Glasgow, Mont., on Nov. 17, 1944, to Robert Paul and Margery (Rundle) Webber the second of seven children. He lived in Fort... Full story

  • Valley View Fall Festival

    For the Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    Valley View Nursing Home invites you to our Fall Festival, Friday, Nov. 8 Dudley and Dead Beats are entertaining us with their great music from 2:30 to 4 p.m. If you enjoy pies, we have the pies for you. Our bake sale is going on at this time also.  Money goes to the Resident Stocking fund, which provides for residents Christmas celebration and items they might need throughout the year.... Full story

  • AAUW Bazaar Set for Nov. 23

    For the Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding their annual bazaar at the Glasgow Civic Center on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Participating crafters will include Bridget Stiverson’s fused glass, Ken Kautz and Eva English’s woodworking, Whtiney Paju’s art work, Rebecca Marquardt’s bird feeders, Connie Tweeten’s art work, jewlery, Stich n Sisters, Simply Shappy, Wild Rags, Smittens and Things, custom tumblers, raffles, including the AAUW Bread Basket and Soroptimist’s Treasure Chest, as well as Kiwanis candied nets will... Full story

  • GHS Orators and Thespians Open Year With Dramatic Flair

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    The Glasgow High School Scottie Speech and Drama team travelled to Havre over the weekend to test their skills on the stage and they did not disappoint. Taking along a total of 15 competitors the Scotties claimed three top slots with Donny Brabeck claiming first in Lincoln-Douglas debate; Isabelle Griffin claiming first in Dramatic Solo; and Ian Wright taking the top slot in Humorous Oral Interpretation. The team also claimed a total of four other podium slots and took home the Class B trophies...

  • Lady Scotties Bring Home 17th District 2B Title

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    In 28 years of playing in Class B, the Glasgow Scotties brought home their 17th District 2B Title in school history on Nov. 2, after playing three games during the two-day tournament on home court. The Lady Scotties came into the tournament as a first seed, which meant they had to wait to find out the results of the Malta vs. Poplar came at 10 a.m. the first day of the tournament on Nov. 1. The M-ettes came away victorious and they hoped to keep that momentum against the Scotties. With the home...

  • Cougars Shock Scotties

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    The Glasgow Scotties’ hopes for making a state championship appearance were dashed in Columbus Nov. 2 when Columbus took the victory 28-24. Even though it wasn’t the outcome they were hoping, the Scottie seniors still took their final walk on Columbus’ turf. Turnovers, combined with Columbus converting on those mistakes, seemed to be the undoing of the Scotties. After a first half of defensive domination, Glasgow could not claw their way back to controlling the game in the second half. Scottie mistakes, including two interceptions in the...

  • North Country Mavericks Bring Home Third From 1-C Districts

    For the Courier|Nov 6, 2019

    The North Country Mavericks entered the 1-C District Volleyball Tournament in Plentywood as the seventh seed and after hard work and perseverance, they brought home the third place bragging rights and hardware. The Mavericks first played number 10 Bainville, whom they defeated 25-19, 25-11, 25-17. They then defeated number two Fairview, 18-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-20. The third game of the tournament saw them defeated by number three MonDak, 25-15, 25-19, 20-25, 20-25, 15-11, however that didn't sto...

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