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Articles from the January 27, 2016 edition

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  • Zinke Visits Malta, Talks Bison

    Mark Hebert, For The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    Over 100 Phillips County residents showed up at the Malta High School Auditorium last Wednesday in Malta to hear U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., speak, before he was asked a handful of questions, most pertaining to a recent decision by the Bureau of Land Management to allow the American Prairie Reserve to graze bison on the Flat Creek Allotment in Phillips County. "Today we are here about the BLM and I'm sure about bison," Zinke told the crowd after a 10-minute introduction. "The local BLM is...

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  • City Council Brief

    James Walling, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    Glasgow's Kirk Boyer was added to the Glasgow Fire Department on a probationary status (6 months) at the Jan. 19 city council meeting. Also attended to were the payment of claims in the amount of $55,488.39 and the abandonment of a portion of an alley between property owned by Newton Motors, Inc., and Farm Equipment, Inc., along Hwy 2. The council also approved the city's fingerprints and criminal background investigations policy manual. Following the meeting, Public Works Director Robert H....

  • Drug Court Now in Session

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    It's not everyday people get excited about going to court, but Friday, Jan. 22 was just a little different. It was the first day of drug court in Glasgow. The courtroom was far from packed, but there were a number of supporters in the audience, as well as many key people involved in the program. Judge Lynn Gilbert, city court judge, presided over the hearing, which boasted four participants. The inaugural session was short and more of a formality, but monumental nonetheless. Judge Gilbert could...

  • School Board Meets, Passions Run High

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    There is no doubt that the educators in Glasgow are passionate about what they do. The regular school board meeting was held Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the district board room. Attendance was healthy, with more than 30 people in the audience – most of them employed by the school system. The board first heard reports from the student representative, Luke Breigenzer, and Principals, Rachel Erickson, Brenner Flaten, and Shawnda Zahara-Harris. Mike Zoanni, the principal at East Side School, was absent, so no report was given. Items of interest noted i...

  • Alcohol Sales Compliance Checks Planned

    Glasgow Police Dept., For The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    The Glasgow Police Department, Valley County Sherriff’s Office and the Valley County DUI Task Force are partnering together to conduct alcohol sales compliance checks. These checks will be conducted at establishments that sell and/or serve alcoholic beverages within Valley County. We, as law enforcement, believe in helping businesses avoid liquor law violations. We are also trying to combat the underage drinking problem that runs throughout Montana. Over the next few months, trained underage adults will enter these establishments in an a...

  • GHS Trust Appoints Knodel

    James Walling, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    The Glasgow High School Educational Trust announced Jan. 25 that Beth Goldberg Knodel has been elected to the organization’s Board of Trustees. According to a press release, she brings an extensive background in bookkeeping and a long history of community service to the board. The trust was established by members of the GHS Class of 1938 in 1964 with a mission to assist GHS alumni with the financial costs of post-secondary education. To date, the trust has awarded 2,079 financial gifts to hundreds of different GHS alumni. The total value of the...

  • Gianforte Declares Gubernatorial Run

    James Walling, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    As of Jan. 20, Bozeman businessman and high tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte is officially running for Governor of Montana. Gianforte spoke in Billings, before kicking off a 2-day statewide tour announcing his decision. He first filed exploratory paperwork last August. In his most recent fundraising report, Gianforte outraised the incumbent governor by more than 40 percent. Gianforte is no stranger in Glasgow. In June of 2015, Greg and his wife Susan gave a talk to members of the press and area...

  • Koessl Presents Kindergarten Nutrition Project

    Jan 27, 2016

    Nashua senior Chloe Koessl instructs Mrs. Richards' kindergarten class in Glasgow on Friday, Jan. 22. Koessl brought her program about childhood obesity and basic nutrition to each of the kindergarten classes at the Irle School, and plans to visit every school in Valley County before she's done. Koessl's program is part of her teen leadership project for 4-H.... Full story

  • A Day in the Life

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just A Thought|Jan 27, 2016

    9:00 a.m.: A noise wakes me up. I blearily look around my bedroom and see the noise came from my cat brushing against the wind-chime in the window when she jumped up on the dresser in front of it. Crawling out from under the warm covers I take hold of my walker, and head for the bathroom. My morning routine has begun. As I get a cup of coffee and muffin, I stop for a moment to analyze a pain in one of my legs. Do I have another spot where my cancer has erupted? Or is it just a twinge from starting to move around? 9:30 a.m.: I’ve finished my bre...

  • A General MacArthur Moment

    Virgil Vaupel, Thanks For Listening|Jan 27, 2016

    For those of you concerned over where I have been the past couple months I must explain. To put it very simply … I was abducted by aliens from the planet Liberal 3. It is a planet 47 billion light years from Earth and is populated almost entirely by females. They keep a few males around for amusement and to ensure controlled re-population. My return to Earth was made possible when they discovered I am at an age where I should just shed my huevos and grow new teeth. I was not appreciated for my charm, good looks and brain nor my ability to ...

  • Special Treatment for Special Interests is Not Acceptable

    Ryan Zinke, Zeroing In|Jan 27, 2016

    Montana and other Western states are blessed with some of the most expansive grasslands on earth, which are optimal for grazing cattle. East and west coast residents do not understand what it takes to care for a ranch; they do not realize the bureaucratic burdens, and they do not care about the costs ranchers pay to stay in compliance. Frankly, they do not understand Montana, but that does not stop them from meddling. Too many unelected Washington bureaucrats who only think Glasgow is a city in Scotland and Malta is a country in the...

  • Nothing is Impossible with 'Good Montana People'

    John Fahlgren, Political Opinion|Jan 27, 2016

    Last Wednesday, Jan. 20, I attended Representative Ryan Zinke’s visit at the Malta High School. The subject of the meeting was BLM’s proposed approval of the American Prairie Reserve’s application to run bison yearlong on the former Holzey Ranch in southern Phillips County. There was a big Phillips County crowd plus several Valley County ranchers and a group from Fergus County to voice their concerns. Congressman Zinke was asked to intercede to force BLM to a fairer decision. BLM has issued a proposed decision to allow APR to remove all inter...

  • The Impact of Train Mail

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Jan 27, 2016

    Do you remember the days before UPS and FedEx, or even before airplane mail delivery? Online shopping has become the thing, and you can have your parcel delivered to your doorstep in two days! Some of us remember when all mail came by train (no, I am not going back to Pony Express). One of our readers was remembering when their family received walnuts and fruit from relatives in states where those items were for the picking. These arrived by train, and that individual’s family lived close to a train station in a little community. The train w...

  • Why I'm Running

    Greg Gianforte, Political Opinion|Jan 27, 2016

    Since first falling in love with Montana 40 years ago, I knew that I wanted to make a life here. When we started our high tech company RightNow Technologies here in Montana, we had a lot of people tell us it wouldn’t work. People said, “Greg, you can’t start a global technology business in Montana.” Not only did we ended up creating over a thousand jobs, giving folks in places like Bozeman an average salary nearing $90,000 per year, I was also able to raise all 4 of my kids here. Fast forward to a few months ago. We know that there are Montana...

  • Some Thoughts on Courtesy

    Mary Honrud, Sowing Notions|Jan 27, 2016

    Common courtesy, like common sense, isn't so very common. There seems to be more rudeness than there used to be. The trash talk that athletes throw at each other in sporting events seems to be invading all aspects of life. People in this country revere their sports heroes, so it's really no surprise to find their actions being emulated, but this behavior is not worth emulating. Facebook is rife with rudeness. There are nasty comments galore, usually from total strangers. It's easy to be rude to someone you don't know. It doesn't seem to matter...

  • Jack D. Jensen

    Jan 27, 2016

    Jack D. Jensen, 80, passed away from natural causes on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at the Hi-Line Retirement Center in Malta, Mont. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 2, in Hinsdale. Cremation has taken place. He was born on June 9, 1935, on the family farm near Grenora, N.D., to Jens C. and Selma (Thoeny) Jensen, the last of 11 children. He graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1953. He attended college in Bozeman for a short time before enlisting in the Army. He was honorably...

  • Carole Borgen

    Jan 27, 2016

    Carole (Wessler) Borgen, 78, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Kalispell, Mont. Cremation has taken place in Kalispell and a private burial will be later this spring in Glasgow. She was born Dec. 5, 1937, to August "Tex" and Evelyn Wessler. She was raised in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, a baby brother, one sister, Wilma Tunison, and her stepfather, Henry Erickson. Survivors include four sons, Roger, Jeff, Scott and...

  • Sylvia Mae Powell

    Jan 27, 2016

    Sylvia Mae "Sally" (Lenz-Debray) Powell (70) passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. She was born Oct. 22, 1945, to Carl and Violet (Cowan) Lenz and was raised by her uncle and aunt, Leo and Pauline Debray. She attended Glasgow schools, graduating in 1963. She then went on to Kinman Business University in Spokane, Wash., for two years. She married Franklin Buril Powell on July 3, 1969, and together they had four children, Carolyn Sue,...

  • Boys Basketball and Wrestling Teams Honored

    Jan 27, 2016

    Glasgow High School was awarded the Montana Army National Guard Academic All-Team Award for 2015. The Scottie boys basketball and the Scottie wrestling teams earned the honor by maintaining an outstanding G.P.A. Pictured with the distinguished trophy are L-R: Zach Miller, Kasey Seyfert, and Luke Breigenzer....

  • Scottie Wrestlers Capture Harlem Invitational

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    After a successful day of wrestling in Chinook with the team going 14-7 overall, the Scotties headed to Harlem the next day to make another statement. They did just that, winning the meet for the second year in a row and placing several wrestlers in the top five, including four of the team claiming individual titles. In Chinook, six Scotties went 2-0 for the day: Gabe Hallock, Alex Hallock, Matt Reyling, Cody King, Trevor Overvold, and Terrick Sanders. Continuing the winning streak in Harlem...

  • A Weekend of Hockey: 4 Teams, 12 Games

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    This past weekend was busy for the Ice Dawgs. In three days, the U19 girls, the U14 girls, the Squirts and the Peewees played 12 games. U19 The U19 Lady Ice Dawgs started their weekend off in Williston on Friday with a game against the Wahpeton Blades. Glasgow easily defeated their opponent and finished the game with a score of 9-1. Sending the first puck between the pipes for the Lady Ice Dawgs was Bailee Holstein. Also contributing in the game for Glasgow were Alex Simensen with 1 goal and 1 a...

  • Lady Scotties Clip Eagles' Wings

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    Glasgow 46, Sidney 36 The Lady Scotties grounded the Sidney Lady Eagles in a Thursday night game last week, improving their record against class A opponents to 3-0. Starting the game for the Scotties were Khloe Krumiede, Abbi Kolstad, Jordan Kulczyk, Leinie Hughes, and Tyra Johnson. Coming off the bench was sixth man Lexi Nixdorf. Demi Aune, Kaylee King, Ashtyn Myrick and DJ Rasmusan all logged some playing time in the game as well. Capitalizing on their fast breaks and effectively sinking some...

  • Speech and Drama Qualifies Seven for State Meet in Ennis

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    Glasgow Speech and Drama attended the Eastern B/C Divisional Tournament in Roundup this past weekend, qualifying 7 out of 10 team members for the state meet this weekend. Coach Matt Bacon was complimentary of the whole team and expressed satisfaction with the solid results they achieved. “I was extremely proud of Morgan Miller for her series of outstanding performances leading her to a first place finish in Dramatic Solo Acting,” said Bacon. “Mariah Holter also delivered with a second place finish in Pantomime.” Finishing fourth in each of...

  • Battle of Two Counties: Mavs Upset the Scotties and Win Revenge

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    In an intense battle that was fired up with the flavor of neighborhood rivalry, the Class C Hinsdale/Saco/Whitewater Mavericks took out the Glasgow Scotties and avenged their blowout loss earlier in December. This came one day after the Scotties also lost to the Class A Sidney at the GHS gym. The North Country JV boys also won a tight game after trailing for most of the four quarters. Maverick sophomore Chris DePuydt's three with mere seconds left on the clock edged out the Glasgow JV team,...

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