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  • Shopko Undergoes Financial Restructuring

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    On Jan. 16, Shopko announced they have filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. As a result, the Plentywood store will be closing March 3, and the Wolf Point store will be closing April 8. As of press time, the Glasgow Shopko was still open with no information available on if the location will stay open in the future. The Courier did reach out to the store to inquire about the future status of the Glasgow location, however they were unable to provide...

  • FPFAC, Glasgow Awarded $50K in Grants

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    Both the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council (FPFAC) and the city of Glasgow have been awarded grants by the Department of Commerce to help attract visitors to the community. The FPFAC received a grant of $20,000 to upgrade the sound system at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre. The city of Glasgow was awarded $33,700 to construct and install wayfinding signage on the highway and in the downtown area. FPST Artistic Director Andy Meyer tells the Courier, “Keeping up with all the technical advances in ‘show biz’, we are thrilled to receive this grant to updat...

  • 'Emperor's New Clothes' Wows Audiences

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    With expectations premised by just under a week of rehearsals, crowds turned out to view the Missoula Children's Theatre's rendition of "The Emperor's New Clothes," written and conceived by Jim Caron and Matt Loehrke, and what they found was a delightful, funny and well-rendered performance by some talented area youth. The play told the story of what can happen when we fall victim to the notion that appearances matter more than character and the comical antics that can ensue when the Royal...

  • Poetry Out Loud Teaches Life Skills, Personal Expression

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    Following the success of last year's Glasgow High School Poetry Slam event, Desiree Johnson had planned to continue hosting one each year. However, as plans do, that intent changed. Having introduced her students to a deeply personal form of expression, this year's project took a much different format. Johnson found the Poetry Out Loud competition, a program designed to encourage learning about poetry, to grow public speaking skills and self-confidence, and to learn about literary history and...

  • Keystone XL Developer Requests Pre-Construction Work Continue

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    Attorneys for TransCanada Corp. argued in front of Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls on Jan. 14, requesting that construction of worker camps and pipe yards begin again after being halted in November. Construction on Keystone XL was anticipated to begin this spring and in preparation, pipe was being trucked in and stored as early as last October. Preparations were also underway for worker camp construction at camps projected to go in near Glendive and Hinsdale. However, all of those...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Casey Knudsen, Representative for Montana House District 33|Jan 23, 2019

    Dear Editor, Snow is starting to fall, cattle are being fed, and the legislature is back in Helena for the 66th Legislative Session. Fifty-eight Republicans and 42 Democrats have pulled up stakes and moved to Montana’s capitol for the next approximately three and a half months to try and make our state a better place to live. There has been many bills heard so far over the past two weeks, but where they lack in number, they make up in substance. In the House Judiciary Committee, we have heard bills concerning the board of pardons and parole, m...

  • Budget Beast Begins Journey Through Legislature; Tax Credits Benefit Irrigators; Charitable Giving

    Chelcie Cargill, Montana Farm Bureau Federation|Jan 23, 2019

    One of the first pieces of legislation to hit the ground during each legislature is the state’s budget. It’s usually the last piece of the puzzle to get solved, too. Balancing the budget each session is one of the most challenging tasks the legislative body takes on; agencies, members of the public and the Governor all have requests and priorities for the state’s piggy bank. Our industry is no different. We aren’t making any specific asks for General Fund dollars but we do closely follow the budget hearings of several agencies and the Extensi...

  • Grateful for Family, Friends and This Community

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Jan 23, 2019

    The past weeks have been filled with medical appointments and tests, consultations with doctors, and changes in medicines. With traveling added to everything, it’s been quite exhausting and I’ve been sleeping a lot. Yet, with all that’s happened, I’m grateful. Grateful for so much. A family that takes care of me, that does so much for both me and my husband. Then there’s the medical personnel who truly care about me. They take time to discuss any concerns I may have and my questions. If they can’t answer me, they research for the answer and...

  • On My Way to Church

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Jan 23, 2019

    I know that I do not succeed 100 percent of the time, but I do try to steer clear of religion and politics. However on my way to church the other day memories flashed through my mind. Do you remember when nothing, school or social events, were scheduled for Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings? Sunday mornings were reserved for church, your choice of course, and on Wednesday evenings most church youth groups met. It could be my failing mind, but it seems that CYO, MYF and Luther League (those were the church groups active in my small town)...

  • What I've Learned Covering Ag

    Gwendolyne Honrud, Community Commentary|Jan 23, 2019

    As I’ve covered the trade war with China and dove into research on Russia and agriculture for an upcoming interview, I’ve learned a lot, mostly about what I don’t know. Even though I grew up on a farm, in a farming and ranching community, I did not take any interest in the day-to-day operations, production or sales. Recently I came across an article that captured my attention, focused as it was on issues facing farmers, ranchers and agricultural communities. While tariffs and the trade war have not yet produced positive results for these produc...

  • Opheim BPA Students Offering Valentine's Day Flowers and Steak Dinner

    Jan 23, 2019

    The Opheim Business Professionals of America (BPA) will be selling flowers for Valentine’s Day. Carnations will be $1 each and roses will be $3 each or a dozen for $35. Orders need to be placed by Friday, Feb. 1, to guarantee availability. If interested, contact the school at 406-762-3213, Mrs. Rogenes at 406-725-3362 or any one of the BPA members, Dylan, Nazar, Raelee or Damian. Extra flowers will be ordered and available on a first come, first serve basis. Flowers will be available to be picked up at the Opheim school on Feb. 13 and 14. T... Full story

  • Opheim Rodeo Club Auction Fundraiser

    For the Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    The Opheim Rodeo Club will be hosting an auction fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m., at the Mint Bar. Everyone is welcome to join the rodeo club for chili and a live auction. Auctioneers at the event will be Ed Hinton, Virgil Nelson and Justin Furhmann. Proceeds will be used to make updates at the Opheim rodeo grounds.... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jan 23, 2019

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be closed the month of January and resume open hours of Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., starting Feb. 3. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. THURSDAY – JAN. 24 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. - McTeacher’s Night at Glasgow’s McDonalds. Portion of all sales, dine-in, take-out and drive-thru will go to Irle School PTO. SATURDAY- JAN. 26 11 a.m. - St. Marie Community Meeting at the St. Marie Town Hall meeting room. SUNDAY – JAN. 27 12:30 - 1 p.m. - 2019 Knights of Columbus... Full story

  • Annual Montana Picnic in Arizona Scheduled for February

    Shirley Ball, For the Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    The Montana picnic that is held annually in Mesa, Ariz., is planned for Sunday, Feb. 10. The picnic runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Red Mountain Park, 7500 E Brown St. (at the stop light) a short ways off the 202. Montana snowbirds, Arizona residents, and others who have ties to Montana are welcome and encouraged to attend this event. There will be a registration process for attendees and you can check the list to find if friends are registered. Food vendors will be on hand for those who want to purchase a lunch. It is always a good idea to... Full story

  • Vera N. Gordon

    Jan 23, 2019

    Vera N. (Willer) Gordon, 98, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Fairfield, Calif., with family by her side. She was born to Ruby and John Willer in Glasgow, Mont. She had two sisters, Ruby and Blanche, and two brothers, Tom and Jim, all of whom preceded Vera in death. She is survived by her three children, Dale (June) Robbins, of Ketchikan, Alaska, Connie (Doug) Libal, of Fairfield, and Terri (Hall Anderson) Robbins, of Ketchikan; 10 grandchildren, Kimberly (Craig) Watson, Terrence... Full story

  • Theresa Shipp

    Jan 23, 2019

    On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, Theresa (DeBray) Shipp passed away at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont., surrounded by family and friends. She died of natural causes at the age of 81. Theresa was born in Glasgow on Aug. 12, 1937, to Leo and Pauline DeBray. She grew up west of Glasgow, attended Glasgow schools (most of the time), and graduated in 1955 from Glasgow High School. She met Lloyd Shipp and was married on July 22, 1956, at the First Lutheran Church in Glas... Full story

  • Trying to Get Healthier

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    While in Florida our daughter talked several times about a Whole Life Challenge she and her husband had done shortly before (and during) their trip to Israel. She was signed up for the next one and talked me into signing up also. The challenge involves six areas of your life, with the aim of improving in each area. Those areas are nutrition, exercise, mobilization, sleep, hydration, and well-being. There are three levels. I’m doing the beginner level, called kickstart. Of course, I’d thought I was already doing pretty well nutritionally, but...

  • High School Ice Dawgs Host Havre

    Jan 23, 2019

    Glasgow Ice Dawgs vs. Havre Ice Hawks (High School, 1-19-19) Glasgow 4, Havre 4 Period 1 Goals: 0 Penalties: Britt Fairclough, two minutes, interference/protection of goaltender Period 2 Goals: Ike Braaten assisted by Kaden Fossum; Koby Regalado assisted by Bridger Barnett; Kaden Fossum assisted by Bridger Barnett (power play); Ike Braaten assisted by Nicholas Burke (short-handed) Penalties: Bridger Barnett, two minutes and ten minutes, cross checking/game misconduct Period 3 Goals: 0...

  • Glasgow Finishes on Top in Harlem

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    The Scottie wrestlers had a productive week of competition, with a win over the Poplar Indians in duals on Jan. 15 (Glasgow 41, Poplar 29), and a first-place finish at the Harlem Wrestling Invitational on Jan. 19. Harlem Invitational (1-19-19) Team scores: Glasgow 140, Poplar 127, Cut Bank 113, Shelby 93.5, Malta 90, Shepherd 81, Valier 68, Chinook 65, Fort Benton-Big Sandy 38.5, Harlem 29, Wolf Point 26, Chester-Joplin-Inverness 20. Individual results: Championship round 103: Langdon Smith, Shepherd, p. Jake Kuka, Glasgow, 0:26 126: Colten...

  • Scottie Boys and Girls Split Games vs. North Country and Sidney

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    The Scottie boys and girls basketball teams finished the week with some good, solid games against the North Country Mavericks and the Sidney Eagles. The Scotties were on the road to Saco Jan. 18 for non-conference games against the always-tough Mavericks. The Scottie boys earned a win against North Country, 51-42. The top scorer for Glasgow was Kobe Sibley with 14 points, followed by Chevy Boos with 12. For North Country, Loden Idler and Ty Murphy shared the top spot, with each scoring 10...

  • Class C Basketball

    Jan 23, 2019

    1-18-19 Lustre 67, Nashua 37 Lustre 26 7 23 18 – 67 Nashua 10 3 6 18 - 37 Lustre: Z. Brown 21, Ka. Hoversland 6, G. Choi 2, Ko. Hoversland 22, P. Tantibanchachai 2, K. Pederson 12, T. Allmer 4. Three-point field goals: Z. Brown 3, Ko. Hoversland 4. Free throw percentage: 80 percent. Nashua: M. Winchester 8, E. Viste 6, G. Adkins 10, G. Greene 4, C. Kawasaki 2, S. Sibley 7. Three-point field goals: G. Adkins 1. Fouled out: M. Winchester. Free throw percentage: 52.4 percent. 1-18-19 Girls F...

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  • Valley County Food Bank Offering Assistance to Furloughed Workers

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 23, 2019

    The Valley County Food Bank is offering furloughed U.S. Government workers and their families in the county the opportunity to utilize their services during the partial government shutdown. Those affected are asked to contact Pat Hallett, 263-3353, or Laurie Koessl, 228-4647. A bag filled with a combination of fruit, veggies, pasta, pasta sauce, soup, a loaf of bread, half gallon of milk, peanut butter, crackers and cereal will be provided as well as meat. More information on the services of Valley County Food Bank and how they are assisting... Full story

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