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  • Glasgow Police Department Hires Two New Officers

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    During the regular session of the Glasgow City Council this month, the Council approved the hiring of two new Glasgow Police Officers, Alex Williams and Monica "Mona" Vines. With the hiring of these new officers, the Glasgow Police Department is able to help fill staffing gaps that have affected the department for months. Williams was approved for hire by the City Council during their regular session meeting on Jan. 2, and Mayor Rod Karst provided his oath of office on Jan. 10. Williams is...

  • Glasgow and Frazer Speech and Drama Heading To State

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    Valley County Speech and Drama students have had a whirlwind since the beginning of 2024, however after competing in Divisionals this past weekend they are looking forward to participating and hopefully bringing home hardware at the State competition this weekend in Choteau. This past weekend Divisionals was held in Culbertson, where two members of the Frazer team qualified for the State meet. Kalianna Blount placed fifth in pantomime and Marick Old Person placed sixth in spontaneous oral...

  • Putt Putting Around Town

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    Though temperatures weren't "polar," a total of 37 teams came out to putt throughout Glasgow for the Glasgow Downtown Association's fifth annual polar putt putt event on Jan. 20, making their way to 14 different businesses who designed their own little mini golf courses for a variety of different skill levels. With an entry fee per two-person team, a total of 70 percent in cash prizes were given back to the top three team placers. The teams "Diners, Driveways and Drives," comprised of Zack and...

  • Big Dawgs Mentor Little Dawgs

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    In what has become a yearly tradition at the Valley Event Center, the High School Ice Dawg team paired up with members of the Mite and Termite Ice Dawg teams on Jan. 10 and Jan. 12 to provide play time and mentorship to the younger hockey players of the program. The Mite and Termite players were paired up with a high school player and met their partners during a practice session on Jan. 10. During this session, all of the players had the opportunity to learn from one another and make memories...

  • 2024 Political Season Gets Underway

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    The first day to file for political office for the 2024 election season was Jan. 11, and for the past few weeks county residents have decided to put their hat in the ring for open positions throughout the county and state levels by declaring their intent to run. Valley County Commissioner Mary Armstrong stated she will not be running for re-election, which means there is an open County Commissioner seat available. As of Jan. 22, Jerald “Juice” Fischer, of Glasgow, and Michael Carney, of Glasgow, have both filed their Declaration for...

  • Quitting Smoking And Vaping

    Jan 24, 2024

    Dear Editor, Youth nicotine use in any form is unsafe. Nicotine is harmful to developing brains: younger users are more likely to become addicted, have more difficulty quitting and may be at higher risk for addiction to other substances in the future. E-cigarette use among young people, many of whom were not smokers in the first place, remains at epidemic levels. Over 2.5 million middle and high school students use e-cigarettes with nearly half (46 percent) of high schoolers who vape doing so...

  • Glasgow Chamber's 2023 Holiday Campaigns A Success

    Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce And Agriculture, For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture had a very successful holiday season with its Chamber Big Bucks and Local Little Christmas Campaign, despite not having the Community Cash Program. The Chamber of Commerce Big Bucks program was very successful. From Oct. 1, through Dec. 31, 2023, alone, $20,615 of Chamber Big Bucks was purchased from the Chamber Office. The 2023 year total for the Big Bucks program was $48,215. The Local Little Christmas Campaign was also very successful this year with a total of $164,500 of receipts turned in...

  • VC Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

    For the Courier|ERROR

    The Valley County Transportation Advisory Committee will be meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m., in the Valley County Senior Citizen Center, 328 4th St. S., Glasgow. The committee will be working on and approving the local Coordination Plan and reviewing/approving Capital requests. If you prefer, you may join the meeting via phone by calling 1-571-748-4021 Pin#2672541#. The general public and anyone interested in transportation in our county is invited.... Full story

  • District 12 & 13 Honor Band And Choir Concert

    For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    The annual District 12 & 13 Honor Band and Choir will be held at the Glasgow High School gymnasium on Monday, Jan. 29. Students will arrive at 9 a.m. to spend the day practicing before the concert to the public at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per student.... Full story

  • Valley County High School Seniors: Hi-Line Sportsmen Scholarship Applications Available

    Hi-Line Sportsmen, For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    High school seniors across Valley County are encouraged to check with their guidance counselors for information about and applications for the annual Hi-Line Sportsmen Memorial Scholarships. Over the past nine years, the conservation group has awarded over $23,000 to the county's graduating seniors. Multiple sizable scholarships will again be awarded at the conservation group's annual banquet, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, at Glasgow's St. Raphael's Catholic Church parish center gymnasium....

  • PLPW Advisory Committee To Meet Jan. 30 and 31

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|ERROR

    The Private Land/Public Wildlife Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, Jan. 30 and Wednesday, Jan. 31. Participants can attend in person at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation headquarter in Helena or via Zoom. The meeting runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 and from 8 to 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 31. The 13-member advisory committee, appointed by the governor, is charged with reviewing FWP’s access programs and offering recommendations to help achieve program goals and maintaining good relations between hunters and... Full story

  • Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting Jan. 31

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|ERROR

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Fort Peck Multispecies Fish Hatchery in Fort Peck. The public is welcome to attend. FWP will give updates on current Region 6 fisheries, wildlife, enforcement, education, and parks and outdoor recreation happenings. Each of FWP’s seven administrative regions has a volunteer CAC to help guide policies and programs. The Region 6 group meets three to four times a year. FWP ensures that its meetings are fully... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Jan 24, 2024

    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 is closed for the month of January. 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. Visitors to the Fort Peck Interpretive Center can... Full story

  • Bonnie Hoover

    Jan 24, 2024

    Bonnie Marie (Jenkins) Hoover was born Feb. 28, 1934, to Joseph Ulysess Jenkins and Leona Mabel (Cloud) Jenkins in a sod hut in Lincoln County, Colo. Her grandpa gave her the nickname of Cottontop. She went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 at the age of 89. Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 28, at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City, Mont., with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Stevenson's... Full story

  • Gale Jellum

    Jan 24, 2024

    Gale Allen Jellum, loving father, Grandpa, and brother, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, in his sleep at the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman, Mont. A celebration of life will be held in Chinook, Mont., at the American Lutheran Church Friday, January 26, at 11 a.m. under the direction of Wilderness Funeral Home of Chinook. A reception will follow at the Wallner Hall. A burial service will be held in Glasgow, Mont., at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Highland Cemetery with a reception to fol... Full story

  • Jan. 7 Lucky Clover 4H Meeting

    Emma Kirkland, For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    Lucky Clover 4-H did a Meal Fundraiser, and we want to thank the Nashua community for their support of Lucky Clover 4-H. Our club has been doing roller skating for Club Community Hours from 1-3 p.m. on Sundays at the Nashua Civic Center. Lucky Clover is hosting a Valentine's Day party for roller skating on Sunday, Feb. 11 and there will be treats, cheese and crackers and other goodies. Sewing Camp kids will be making feed bags this year, date TBD. 4-H Council Meeting was held on Jan.16, at 5:30...

  • Montana Department of Agriculture Requesting 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications

    Montana Department of Agriculture, For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for over $3 million in federal funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. The purpose of the SCBG program is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Montana. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, peas, lentils, dried fruits, as well as horticulture, nursery crops, and floriculture. State and/or local organizations, government entities, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, nonprofit...

  • MSGA To Host Informational Webinars On APHIS Programs For Producers In Response To Grim Grasshopper Forecast

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    As the grasshopper forecast for 2024 continues to raise concerns for producers across the state, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is taking action. MSGA in coordination with USDA-APHIS has scheduled two webinars for agency experts to educate members on the opportunities available to mitigate the negative effects of an elevated grasshopper population. MSGA will offer two opportunities for ranchers to participate. The first webinar took place on Jan. 22, and the second on Tuesday, Jan. 30 (https://bit.ly/grasshopperJan30) at 6 p.m....

  • Home, Sick

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    Either being out in the cold (be it outdoors or inside the ice rinks) OR being in crowds of people didn't agree with me. In any case, I started feeling punk on the second day of our drive home from Minneapolis. We'd split the trip into two days, both going and coming. We stayed overnight in Fargo both ways. I'm still really glad we went, it was a great weekend of hockey. Our grandson's team ended up with bronze medals. And he and our daughter survived a cold afternoon of outdoor sledding at...

  • Deadline Approaching For IB Scholarships

    For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    Independence Bank is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for incoming first-year students planning to attend Montana State University-Northern. To be eligible, students must graduate from a high school in Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Liberty, Chouteau, Cascade, Pondera, or Toole Counties. Independence Bank will award eight $1,000 scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. Recipients will receive $500 during fall semester and $500 during spring semester. Scholarship recipients must have at least a 2.5...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, January 22, 2014 With a new school funded by local taxpayers, along with tight city and county budgets, it seems like squeezing more funds from somewhere could be an uphill battle. Tight budgets have left some concern to those who enjoy going to the City-County Library in Glasgow. Library board members and other community members attended a meeting with the sole purpose being to figure out what the library's long-term needs are, and what to do with the library in the...

  • How Would You Handle Forced Early Retirement?

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    When you plan to retire at a certain age, you can follow a strategy that incorporates your investment moves, your health insurance and other factors. But what happens if you’re forced to retire earlier than you anticipated? Unfortunately, this situation is not that uncommon. About 40 percent of Americans say they have been forced into retirement, according to a recent survey from Edward Jones and Morning Consult, a research firm. If this were to happen to you because of a layoff, company downsizing or a health issue, would you be prepared to...

  • Scottie Girls Split Games

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    The Scottie girls basketball team dropped a close 52-48 contest to the visiting Fairview Warriors Jan. 18 before turning around to post a 54-33 victory over the Harlem Wildcats the following night. Glasgow improved their record to 2-3, 4-7 overall with the win over Harlem. The Scotties led early against Fairview, going up 11-5 at the end of one and 21-11 at the half. Glasgow maintained a 1-point lead, 31-30, heading into the final quarter where the visiting Warriors outscored them 22-18. Mayzie...

  • Scottie Boys Win At Home

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    The Scottie boys basketball team improved their record to 3-2, 5-6 overall with two home wins this past week. Glasgow downed the Fairview Warriors 51-36 Jan. 18 and beat the Harlem Wildcats 64-54 Jan. 19. Glasgow took a 12-10 lead after one against Fairview and increased their lead to 10 points at the half, 28-18. The Scotties outscored the Warriors 17-7 in the third and held on for the 51-36 win. Myles Yoakam paced the Scotties with 14 points. Cade Hudyma added 12, Nick Solorzano 11 and Wyatt Babb 10 points. Toryn Richards connected for 4...

  • NC Boys Win Two Of Three

    PCN Pierre Bibbs, For the Courier|Jan 24, 2024

    The North Country Mavericks boys' basketball team won two of their three games last week. The Mavs fell 56-27 to the Lustre Christian Lions in Lustre on Jan. 16. They bounced back to defeat the Frazer Bearcubs 66-39 on Jan. 19, in Frazer and defeated the Dodson Coyotes in a 46-42 thriller in Whitewater on Jan. 20. In their win over Dodson, the Mavericks were led by Blaine Downing who had a 15 point, 15 rebound double-double. Dodson was led by Junior Stifffarm, who had a game leading 20 points....

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