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  • Milk River Athletes Place Second At State

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    Milk River basketball athletes Tiffany Granholm, Shaundel Alexander, Michael Young, Cari Knowles, Shawn Garwood, Isaiah Devereaux, Jennifer Bodner and Linda Laumeyer, and their coach OJ Taylor, along with helpers, Nick Solorzano, Kobe Sibley and Miles Yoakam, traveled to Helena this past weekend to participate in the Special Olympics Montana 2023 State Basketball Tournament. The players kicked off the tournament on Nov. 10, where they played against Bozeman, winning the game 16-12. The athletes...

  • North Country Mavericks Clinch Third At State

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    For the second year in a row, the North Country Mavericks Volleyball team was able to bring home Class C's third place trophy from the All-Class Volleyball Tournament in Bozeman, doing much of the heavy lifting. Coach Charlene Wasson said that earning third place in volleyball is a little different than any other sport because earning third in the sport means you lost the match. "It is still amazing," Coach Wasson said. "We're third out of over 100 teams in Class C." The Mavericks faced all...

  • Glasgow City Council Meets In Regular Session:

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    The Glasgow City Council met in regular session on Nov. 6 in the Council Chambers located inside of the Glasgow Civic Center. Regular business was discussed including approving payment of claims in the amount of $312,249.38; payment of Valley Court Apartment claims in the amount of $2,979.04; and the minutes for the Oct. 16, regular council meeting. The Council provided an update to the possibility of building a skatepark on city property. Throughout previous City Council meetings, the Siding 45 Skatepark committee has proposed and provided...

  • Community Comes Together For Milam Family

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    Glasgow school students, staff and the community came together this past week to help raise funds to assist with the travel and medical costs for the Milam family. Glasgow Middle School student Jack Milam has been diagnosed with a form of cancer called Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma. He had the tumor removed in Billings and the family recently traveled to Denver for a PET scan, removal of the lymph notes and to prepare for the start of chemotherapy. During parent teacher conferences at both Irle Ele...

  • Governor Gianforte Recognizes Veterans At The State Capitol

    For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    Joined by veterans and their families at the State Capitol, Governor Greg Gianforte recognized four recipients of the 2022 Montana Governor's Veteran Commendation for their service to the nation and Montana communities. "We owe our veterans an eternal debt of gratitude for answering our nation's call to service," Gov. Gianforte said. "These veterans extended their service beyond the armed forces, making the Last Best Place an even better place through their commitment to community." During the...

  • The Great American Smokeout On Nov. 17 Is Your Day To Quit!

    Nov 15, 2023

    Dear Editor, Quitting tobacco is hard. But starting with a single day of giving up tobacco can help you take the first step to a longer, healthier life. Let the Great American Smokeout event on Friday, Nov. 17, be your day to start the journey toward a life free from smoking. On Nov. 17, join your fellow Montanans and thousands across the nation to celebrate the Great American Smokeout by making a pledge to a tobacco-free life. For over 40 years, the Great American Smokeout has motivated...

  • 2023-2024 Moderna COVID-19 Now Available At VCHD

    For the Courier

    The 2023-2024 Moderna COVID-19 has finally arrived at Valley County Health Department. We will have walk-ins for adults and age 12+ as follows: Wednesday – Nov. 15 – Senior Center – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. As always, weather permitting, we can administer the vaccine outside to anyone who can’t or shouldn’t use the stairs. We will take appointments for Thursday, Nov. 16 for adults and children age 6 months to 11 years. Please bring your insurance card; public and private insurance accepted. Low or no-cost vaccine available for uninsured persons.... Full story

  • Opheim School Events

    For the Courier

    Opheim School is inviting you to our Holiday meal served by STUCO. The meal will be served on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the school. Please RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 21 by calling 406-762-3213. The junior, senior and kindergarten class are sponsoring a food drive. Each individual class is in competition and the class who collects the most food will win an ice cream party! The competition will end on Monday, Nov. 27....

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Nov 15, 2023

    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 open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. 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 I... Full story

  • 31st Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner Nov. 23

    For the Courier

    The 31st Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 23, at Glasgow Senior Citizens Center, located at 328 4th Street South. Last year 100 people enjoyed the dinner with hopes of exceeding that number, this coming year. Over the past 30 years approximately 5,100 people have enjoyed the event. There is always plenty of food and no one goes home hungry. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring their families and friends to enjoy a delicious feast including turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, yams, cranberry... Full story

  • St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group Update

    For the Courier

    The St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Working Group will be providing a public update on Monday, Nov. 20. They will be speaking to the Valley County Commissioners at 2 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioners located inside of the Glasgow Civic Center. They will also be speaking at the Glasgow City Council during their regular council meeting at 5 p.m., in the Council Chambers located inside of the Glasgow Civic Center. The public is invited to attend both meetings.... Full story

  • Gilbert DeSonia

    Nov 15, 2023

    Gilbert Alonzo DeSonia, 84, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully the evening of Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow, surrounded by his family and significant other. A Celebration of Life/Memorial Service is planned for 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. There will be a reception luncheon following at the Cottonwood. Gilbert was born on Dec. 1, 1938, in Glasgow to Chub and Dora (Overland) DeSonia. He joined a brother Norman and later... Full story

  • Yvonne Lee Hatley

    Nov 15, 2023

    Yvonne Lee (Monson) Hatley passed away peacefully at WyndStone in Billings, Mont., where she lived for the final year of her life. The kind and professional care she received from the staff in the Meadowlark Assisted Living unit and the Novak Memory Care Cottage was exceptional and sincerely appreciated by Vonnie and her family. Vonnie was born in Glasgow, Mont., on Sept. 23, 1945, the youngest of seven children of Julian and Effie Monson. She attended school in Glasgow and graduated from... Full story

  • Robert F. Weasa

    Nov 15, 2023

    Robert F. Weasa, 90, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at Valley View Nursing Home, Glasgow. Bob lived at his home in Glasgow until last winter when he suffered a stroke and fought with all the cowboy grit he could muster to regain most of the mobility he had lost. Though highly independent and previously preferring to live at home, Bob greatly enjoyed the last nine months of his life at Valley View with the other residents who became his great... Full story

  • Local 4-H Clubs Recognized By Kiwanis

    Glasgow Kiwanis Secretary Charles Wilson, For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    During the Nov. 8 Kiwanis Club meeting at the Cottonwood, the top 4-H Clubs, as judged by the County Extension Office, were awarded monetary funds to be utilized within their club activities. First place, receiving $100, was Northern Lights 4-H Club. In second place, receiving $75, was Lucky Clover Club. In third place, receiving $50, was Western Valley. In fourth place, receiving $25, was Cherry Creek. The extension agent scores each club and provides the scores to the Kiwanis for recognition...

  • Montana FSA Program Dates / Deadlines

    USDA, For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    USDA in Montana reminds agricultural producers of important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program dates. Contact your local service center to apply and with any questions. Visit online at farmers.gov and fsa.usda.gov/mt. Nov 15: 2023 Acreage Reporting Deadline for Apiculture, Fall Wheat (Hard Red Winter), and all other Fall Seeded Small Grains. Please note that this is the final date that FSA can accept late-filed 2022 reports for these crops. Dec. 4: Voted FSA County Committee Election Ballots to be returned to the FSA County Office or...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Nov. 9, show 2,994 cattle sold. All classes are under pressure this week. Still lots of demand with feeders going to Nebraska, Norht Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, California and more. Eight cow buyers on the seats as well. Utility and commercial cows brought in $90 to $100. Canner and cutter cows brought in $75 to $95 Young feeding / turnout cows brought in $105 to $172. Bulls brought in $100 to $112....

  • Livestock Losses

    USDA, For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    Montana livestock producers are reminded to keep updated livestock inventory records. These records are necessary in the event of a natural disaster. The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), administered by USDA Farm Service Agency, provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather, disease and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in...

  • Town Pump Matching $1 Million For Food Banks

    For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    As ever-increasing food costs and other everyday expenses push more Montanans to local food banks for help, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation is again matching over $1 million to help raise $4 million during its annual fundraising campaign for food banks, including Valley County Emergency Food Bank in Glasgow. A record 110 food banks statewide are participating this year in the “Be A Friend in Deed” campaign, which originated in 2001. The campaign has raised over $48 million for Montana food banks in 21 years, including over $10 million in...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    The Courier 10 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2023 Congressman Steve Daines made two stops in Valley County on Veterans Day, capping off a long day that began with appearances in Crow Agency and Billings. Daines greeted local Republican supporters at Sunnyside Golf Course, talking about shipping Montana coal with Ben Untersecher, a BNSF conductor. After about an hour and a half, Daines went on to the Fort Peck Hotel to join in a potluck dinner and speak with veterans enjoying a deer hunting...

  • The Green Space Is Inside

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    It’s definitely not gardening weather. I don’t even want to mess with my houseplants, really. Oh, I’ll water them, but there’s no repotting going to happen anytime soon. I just don’t want to deal with the mess potting soil and water makes. The indoor greenery is really loved, though, and I am able to harvest fresh basil, parsley, and rosemary. The catmint and two small dill weeds I’d added to the window box with the other herbs elected not to live. When I brush up against the surviving herbs, the scent they release is heavenly. And that makes...

  • Avoid These Investment Mistakes

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    We all make mistakes in many areas of life. These mistakes are usually fairly harmless — we took a wrong turn while driving, used the wrong ingredients in a recipe and so on. But sometimes, our mistakes can be costly — especially those connected to investing. Here are some of the most common investment mistakes: • Too much buying and selling – Some people find it exciting to constantly buy and sell investments in the pursuit of big gains. Yet, frequent trading can work against you in a couple of ways. First, it can be expensive — if you’re al...

  • Giving Back To Veterans

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    Members of the Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3017 and Auxiliary stood at the Post Office intersection and the D&G intersection on Nov. 10 for VFW Buddy Poppy Day. This program, part of the Auxiliary Veterans and Family Support and VFW's Veteran and Military Support programs, improves the lives of veterans and their families in many ways. With the tagline, "They had our backs, now let's have theirs," VFW Buddy Poppy day is about supporting local veterans. According to VFW Post 3017 member...

  • Glasgow Scottie Football Season Stats

    Nov 15, 2023

    Offense Passing Khye Gamas – 66/162 812 yards, 9 TD, 7 INT., 39.9% Comp., 6.11 yds/att. Toryn Richards – 11/20 128 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT., 55% Comp., 6.4 yds/att. Wyatt Sugg – 3/9 41 yards, 1 INT. Team: 80/191 981 yards, 11 TD, 9 INT., 41.9% Comp., 5.14 yds/att. Rushing Gamas – 61 carries 409 yards, 4 TD, 6.7 yd/car Richards – 108 carries 567 yards, 7 TD, 5.25 yd/car Tatum Hansen – 63 carries 379 yards, 3 TD, 6.02 yd/car Liam Chapman – 30 carries, 98 yards, 3.27 yd/car Sugg – 9 carries, 73 yards, 8.11 yd/car Dillon Hughes 9 carries 10 yars...

  • Bantam Ice Dawgs Start Season Off With Tourney In Sidney

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    The Glasgow Bantams started off this season with 13 players for the annual Damon McLaughlin Tournament in Sidney. With only six practices under their belt, the players faced some strong competition against teams from North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Montana. Though the team didn’t bring home any wins in the four games played throughout the weekend’s tournament, there was still a success story. Liam Allen scored his first ever goal while in the program. “This young Bantam team will continue to build form this weekend and be ready for first MAHA...

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