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Shopko Undergoes Financial Restructuring

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...

 

FPFAC, Glasgow Awarded $50K in Grants

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...

 

'Emperor's New Clothes' Wows Audiences

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...

 

Poetry Out Loud Teaches Life Skills, Personal Expression

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...

 

Keystone XL Developer Requests Pre-Construction Work Continue

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...

 

Letter to the Editor

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...

 

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

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...

 

Grateful for Family, Friends and This Community

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...

 

On My Way to Church

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...

 

What I've Learned Covering Ag

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...

 

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

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... Full story

 

Opheim Rodeo Club Auction Fundraiser

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... Full story

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

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... Full story

 

Annual Montana Picnic in Arizona Scheduled for February

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... Full story

 

Vera N. Gordon

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... Full story

 

Theresa Shipp

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... Full story

 

Trying to Get Healthier

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...

 

High School Ice Dawgs Host Havre

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...

 

Glasgow Finishes on Top in Harlem

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...

 

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

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...

 

Class C Basketball

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....

 

Valley County Food Bank Offering Assistance to Furloughed Workers

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,... Full story

 

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