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  • County Positions Open

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    The 2018 political season is officially underway with key Valley County positions up for grabs. Jan. 11 was the first day available for local members to file to run for various positions including clerk and recorder, commissioner, sheriff/coroner, attorney, public administrator, justice of the peace and treasurer. Lynne Nyquist has announced she is retiring after 20 years as the elected Valley County clerk and recorder. Also announcing his retirement is Bruce Peterson in his role as Valley... Full story

  • Law Enforcement

    James Walling, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    Joe Hall, 27, of Kila, Mont., was arrested for felony burglary and theft in a joint effort by the Valley County Sheriff’s Office and the Glasgow Police Department. The arrest took place on Jan. 14 in the Shopko parking lot. At press time, Hall remains in custody at the Valley County Detention Center. According to Sheriff Vernon Buerkle, there have been two DUI arrests made in Valley County by area law enforcement since the books closed on 2017. Please don’t drink and drive.... Full story

  • Witkowski Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping

    James Walling, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    Jay Witkowski completed a change of plea hearing on Jan. 16. He appeared before Judge Yvonne Laird in Valley County District Court. According to Valley County Attorney Dylan Jensen, Witkowski plead guilty to the offense of aggravated kidnapping. He then was placed under oath and then provided the court with a factual basis to support his plea. “Witkowski acknowledged he and another inmate kidnapped a Valley County Detention Officer by using force,” Jensen told the Courier, “after which they took her keys to make an unsuccessful escape attem... Full story

  • Chamber News:

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    It was a very successful holiday season for local merchants, the community and the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture with the annual Community Cash and Chamber Big Bucks programs. From Oct. 16 to Dec. 31, Community Cash scripts were available at First Community Bank in Glasgow and Hinsdale, Valley Bank and Independence Bank. A total of $118,340 dollars was spent at 64 Chamber business members. Also from Oct. 16, to Dec. 31, $19,710 of Chamber Big Bucks was purchased from the Chamber office to be used at local merchants. With both... Full story

  • FMDH Receives Stroke Recognition Award

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital has received the Stroke Recognition Award, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Health Program within the state health department. The award singles out critical access hospitals that demonstrate that they have the infrastructure and commitment to provide high-quality care for patients with acute stroke. Receiving the Stroke Recognition confirms that FMDH meets high standards related to the utilization of evidence-based stroke order-sets and protocols, laboratory and radiology services available 24/7 and administrati... Full story

  • Putting the Sip in Supper

    James Walling, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    As of Jan. 12, the thirsty among us will have already noticed a big change at the old Sam's Supper Club location on Highway 2 in Glasgow. Here's the latest: The Knodel family, responsible for the award-winning pizzeria under the Googie lighting next to Reynold's Market, have extended their empire to include the aforementioned Sam's building, re-dubbing the establishment Sam & Jeff's. The biggest change is the drinks menu and the ambiance (think Sean Heavey photography, leather couches and a... Full story

  • Eighth-Graders Study Motion

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  • Trump on 'Farm Country'

    Michael Burns, Representing the Right|Jan 17, 2018

    President Trump affirmed to applause, "Farmers always lead the way," at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th annual convention meeting this last week in Nashville, Tenn. The American dream is soaring back to life, he continued. It is a dream that we all hope for, the dream that with enough hard work we can obtain a free and financially rewarding life. However, in many rural communities, poverty and abandonment of generational farms is growing. The United States Department of Agriculture conducted a census in 2012 that over 150,000 f...

  • County Filings, Open Positions

    James Shipman, Valley County Voices|Jan 17, 2018

    Government may seem like a dirty word around here. And with so much turmoil in today's politics, it can seem like it is too much to keep up with. Even if you have given up on our national government, don't forget about your state and local elections. These elections aren't as exciting as the national ones, but in many ways, they are more important. These offices have a direct impact on our lives and are vital to the smooth operation of our cities and counties. Jan. 11 was the first day to file for a nomination and the first round of paperwork f...

  • Without My Faith, I Wouldn't Be Here Now

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Jan 17, 2018

    It’s soon going to be eight years since I was diagnosed with cancer. I went through major surgery and six months of chemotherapy. Not quite five years later, I was told my cancer had returned and mestastasized to my bones. I then began a regimen of hormone therapy medications - four or five different ones. Each one would work for a few months and then become ineffective. So just about a year ago, the oncologist decided my treatment was going to have to change to chemotherapy infusion. That meant having surgery to insert a port in my chest t...

  • Remembering, Forgetting

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Jan 17, 2018

    To my readers, I have no real excuse for not sending an article for your weekly reading, except, I had a hard time REMEMBERING which day it was. Like so many, my family got to battle that cold bug that seemed to make the rounds during the holidays. It seems that one of the current home remedies is the use of Vicks vapor rub. Of course, my generation has used Vicks for years. How many of you remember having Mom grease your chest with Vicks at night before bed? Now, you couldn’t just crawl in bed and let Vicks get all over the bed sheets, so y...

  • The Hugest Showman

    Alec Carmichael, I Digress|Jan 17, 2018

    It is not strange to think of Trump’s actions as that of a ratings junky. He brags about crowds, ratings, favor with celebrities and politicians and the like, but he really is tone deaf to modern America. Whether he is making broad ethnic assertions about minority groups, calling Mexicans immigrants with generalized derogatory terms, having Freudian fights with dictators about the size and function of their, ahem, nuclear buttons, or referring, allegedly of course, to African countries in a profane way, Trump just keeps falling flat with the b...

  • Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jan 17, 2018

    WEDNESDAY – JAN. 17 1 – 4 p.m. - Veteran Affairs Officers will be in Glasgow at the VA Clinic. If bad weather exists on days of travel, stay tuned to the local radio stations for updated information 5:30 p.m. - A regular Opheim School Board meeting. An executive session will be conducted at 5 p.m. to conduct the Superintendent’s evaluation. THURSDAY – JAN. 18 9:30 a.m. - The Nashua Community is invited to the Ladies’ Coffee Hour every Thursday at the Nashua Senior Center. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Veteran Affairs Officers will be in Malta at th... Full story

  • Miles D. "Bud" Geer

    Jan 17, 2018

    Miles D. "Bud" Geer, 96, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Valley View Home in Glasgow. He was born the first of twins at home near New London, Minn., on Sept. 18, 1921, to Henry and Jennie (Price) Geer. At the age of 13, he and his family moved from the Minnesota farm to Park Grove, Mont., where his father worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, building the Fort Peck Dam, while Bud delivered newspapers and did other small odd jobs. After he graduated from Nashua High... Full story

  • Marie Helena Hobby

    Jan 17, 2018

    Marie H. (Nelson) Hobby, 82, died on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga. A memorial service and interment will be held in Glasgow, Mont. at a later date. She was the daughter of Ralph and Mabel Nelson, born on Dec. 5, 1935, in Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow High School and began work at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. She was primarily a homemaker but also worked with her family at various restaurants, and again with the hospital in purchasing. She enjoyed many years with her large ext... Full story

  • Mary DeLea Deneault

    Jan 17, 2018

    Mary DeLea (Gamas) Deneault, 85, passed away Thursday, Jan 11, 2018, at Tender Nest retirement home in Billings. Private services will be held in Billings. She was born May 1, 1932, to Eugene and Jeannie Gamas in Glasgow, Mont. She married Eugene Deneault in Kansas, Aug. 1930. They spent 43 years together until his death in 1993. She was a devoted and generous mother to three children. She enjoyed cooking, baking, word puzzles, home decorating, volunteering with the church and visiting... Full story

  • Richard Dennis Eklund

    Jan 17, 2018

    Richard Dennis Eklund, 49, a mechanic, passed away of unknown causes in December 2017. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta. He was born on Nov. 20, 1968, to Alvin and Helen Eklund in Glasgow, Mont. He was a mechanic and all-around hand. He could do anything he put his mind to. He enjoyed going to auctions and buying old outfits, then fixing them up. He had a good heart and would do anything for anybody. He...

  • Mary Lou Eide

    Jan 17, 2018

    Mary Lou Eide passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Services are pending at this time. Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of the arrangements.... Full story

  • Scotties Defeat Malta, Unable to Stop Wolf Point

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    The Scottie boys earned a good win vs. Malta on Jan. 12, but fell just short of besting Wolf Point the following night. Junior Cade Myrick came to play, and scored double digits in both contests - 21 points vs. Malta and 16 points vs. Wolf Point. Senior Alex Fransen contributed 11 points both nights, and Kobe Sibley sunk 11 in the contest vs. Wolf Point. The boys have some work to do at the charity stripe as they completed just 43.8 percent in the game vs. Malta and 35.7 percent vs. Wolf Point.... Full story

  • Lady Scotties Defeated by Malta, Wolf Point in Back-to-Back Games

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    The Lady Scotties couldn't muster up enough offense to defeat the M-Ettes in a Jan. 12 conference game, losing to Malta at home 57-36. The M-Ettes came east to Glasgow without a single win on the season, and went back home with the one win they wanted to get. Defensively, the Scotties worked hard, with three of the starting five fouling out in the contest. Anika Peters and Keely Fossum led the team in scoring with 12 points each. The girls were very solid at the charity stripe, with 78.5... Full story

  • Highlanders Compete in Miles City

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    Full Results: Tot 38.6 - Jack Anderson - place is 4th and has scored 9 team points: Round 1 - Riley Swallers (Poplar) won by fall over Anderson (Fall 0:43); Round 2 - Ryker Pedersen (Glasgow) won by fall over Anderson (Fall 1:21); Round 3 - Anders Aune (Glasgow) won by fall over Anderson (Fall 3:05); Round 4 - Anderson won by fall over Sumyt Gonzales (W. Point) (Fall 2:31); Round 5 - Anderson won by decision over Andrew Henson (W. Point) (Dec15-9). Tot 38.6 - Anders Aune - place is 2nd and has... Full story

  • 19U Ice Dawgs 2-0-1 vs. Kalispell

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 17, 2018

    Game #1 (1-12-18) Glasgow 3, Kalispell 1 Period 1 Goals: Kennedy Schmidt assisted by Heidi Moon; Devon Johnson, unassisted. Penalties: Emily Kolstad, two minutes, tripping. Period 2 Goals: 0 Penalties: Bailee Holstein, two minutes, tripping. Period 3 Goals: H. Moon assisted by K. Schmidt. Penalties: 0 In the net: Kassie Moore, 26 saves. Game #2 (1-13-18) Glasgow 7, Kalispell 2 Period 1 Goals: Madison Knodel assisted by E. Kolstad; H. Moon assisted by K. Schmidt; E. Kolstad assisted by M. Knodel;... Full story

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