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  • City Approves Series of Spending Resolutions and Assessments

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    The Glasgow City Council approved a series of spending resolutions during their regular city council meeting on Nov. 18. The resolutions were passed following a legally required public hearing to hear input from the public before spending the taxpayer money. The hearing closed in a matter of seconds after no member of the public rose to speak. The resolutions consisted of Resolution Numbers 3016, 3017, 3018, 3019, 3020 and 3022. The initial resolution 3016 changed the assessment on city residences that pertains to the collection and disposal...

  • A Flashy Salute to Vets and Law Enforcement

    Nov 20, 2019

    The Vairas at 26 Heather Place in Glasgow hosted a Veterans Day Light Show from Nov. 8 through Nov. 12 to honor military veterans and law enforcement. Featuring an 18-foot mega tree and four singing trees, lights were synced to a total of five songs to honor those who have and currently serve our country.... Full story

  • Bison Ordinance Hearing Held at Malta City Hall

    Mark Hebert, Phillips County News|Nov 20, 2019

    Lawyers from the American Prairie Reserve (APR), the Phillips Conservation District, and the Southern Phillips County Co-Operative Grazing District and Phillips County Livestock Association spoke in front of the State of Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) in Malta on Nov. 12, at Malta City Hall. The hearing was regarding a petition for a variance from the Phillips County District’s Ordinance 2016-1 which was passed in the June 2016 primary election in Phillips County and earned 79 percent of the vote (1,168 in f...

  • Glasgow Resident Recognized by MLHA

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    During the Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association (MLHA) Awards Banquet on Oct. 23 in Missoula, Glasgow resident Melissa Sigmundstad was awarded the prestigious Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Award. Based upon a nomination process from the entire membership in all categories, Sigmundstad achieved the most number of votes from the board to earn the award, beating out four others who were also nominated. "This person is a dedicated supporter of MLHA and the Sales and Marketing Council....

  • Glasgow Resident Takes On New Role To Help Local Ag

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    The Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC), in partnership with Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation, was recently designated as a regional Food and Ag Development Center (FADC), making it one of eight regional network centers in Montana. The Eastern Montana FADC will focus on providing assistance to producers who want to diversify their operations to include value-added agriculture production and increase access to locally grown food products. With the designation, Glasgow...

  • Bennett Pitches Dems in Glasgow

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    The sole Democrat running for Secretary of State, Bryce Bennett, held an intimate town hall with voters at the Milk River Activity Center on Nov. 17. The event, which was open to the public, was attended by a handful of local Democrats from Valley County and focused on Bennett's campaign for the secretary position. Bennett stopped in on a series of eastern Montana stops including Glasgow, Wolf Point and Havre. "I'm doing the big eastern Montana swing," joked Bennett, before introducing himself...

  • Sugar Beets and Beet Dump

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Nov 20, 2019

    My mind was wandering to past years. You can’t be involved in agriculture without remembering the past and having faith in the future. Thinking of this year’s harvest issues brought to mind all of the sugar beets that used to be planted up and down the Milk River Valley. There may still be a few around that can remember that almost every railroad siding along the valley had a “beet dump.” I doubt that there was a beet dump along the railroad in Opheim where I spent my early year, and the only one that I have any firsthand knowledge of is the...

  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Senior Center

    For the Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    The 29th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 28, at Glasgow Senior Citizens Center, located at 328 4th Street South. Last year 200 folks enjoyed the dinner, and the center hopes to exceed that number this coming year. Over the past 28 years approximately 4,800 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,... Full story

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre Announces 51st Season

    For the Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    As the record-breaking 50th season comes to a close, Artistic Director Andy Meyers, who will return for his 10th season in 2020, has announced Fort Peck Summer Theatre’s 51st season. The exciting roster of shows, sure to engage and captivate audiences of all ages, are: The Sunshine Boys: May 29 – June 14 Rivalry, memories and lots of laughs are certain to resurface when a former vaudeville team grudgingly re-unites for a CBS Television Special! The classic Neil Simon comedy will star original Fort Peck Summer Theatre company member Neal Lew... Full story

  • Strommen Released on New Conditions

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    Ex-Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen has been released from the Valley County Sheriff’s custody after being detained in the Roosevelt County Detention Center for a few weeks. He was released after a hearing in front of Judge John W. Larson on Nov. 15. In that hearing, held via teleconference, the judge decided on set conditions for his release. According to court documents, those conditions include: Strommen cannot be in contact with anyone “under the age of 18 unless accompanied by an appropriately trained, responsible adult who is awa...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Nov 20, 2019

    For November and December, the Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The Museum will be closed the month of January. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center is open during the month of November, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Powerhouse tours are available with 48 hours notice to Interpretive Center. Must drive over, no walkers or bikers. Call 406-526-3493 for more information. THURSDAY – NOV. 21 6 p.m. - Glasgow High School All-Class Reunion Meeting at the Glasgow Elks Lodge. 7 p.m. - Ame... Full story

  • It's Pumpkin-Pie Time Again

    MSU Extension Office, For the Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    It’s that favorite time of year for pumpkin enthusiasts. Some of us make our own pies, some enjoy pies someone else made, and yet others rely on the grocery store freezer for their annual pumpkin pie “fix”. If you are a “PUMPKIN PIE BAKER WANNA-BE," now is the season to come and learn to bake your own pumpkin pie. The timing is just right to bake a pie and serve it at Thanksgiving dinner. Roubie Younkin will once again demonstrate the art of pie crust and pumpkin pie filling Monday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Lutheran Church kitchen. There w... Full story

  • York Rite Open Install Meeting

    For the Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    The York Rite #17 of Glasgow will hold an open installation of officers at the Malta Masonic Hall on Saturday, Nov. 23. Meet and greet will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by open installation meeting at 11 a.m. with luncheon to follow. Contact Russ Osmundson at 654-1046 to RSVP. All members and guests welcome.... Full story

  • Senior Citizens Weekly Bingo Night

    For the Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    The Valley County Senior Citizens will be starting night time Bingo every Saturday starting this Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. The event is open to those over the age of 18. No babysitting services will be available.... Full story

  • Stella Lamb

    Nov 20, 2019

    With a gentle tug, God reunited Stella (Rice) Lamb with her son, Bruce, in heaven on the evening of Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Services will be held at Kirkwood Funeral Home in Malta, Mont., on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the Assembly of God Church in Malta. We will gather at the Saco Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. for graveside burials. In honor of Stella, the family requests that everyone wear bright colors. Stella was born July 20, 1926, in Big Sandy, Mont., to Carrie and... Full story

  • Esther Marlene Wilson

    Nov 20, 2019

    Esther Marlene Wilson was born in Wolf Point, Mont., on May 17, 1931, and grew up in Nashua, Mont. She passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the age of 88. Funeral services will be at Grace Lutheran Church in Boulder, Colo., on Friday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., where she received a bachelors in psychology. She met her husband, Harvey, at Concordia and they married in 1956. They had four children, Debra and Dianne (twins who died shortly after birth), son Richard Wilson in 1959, and daughter Lisa... Full story

  • DuWayne Johnson

    Nov 20, 2019

    DuWayne R. Johnson, age 87, of Hinsdale, Mont., passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Lutheran Church in Hinsdale. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Willie Nelson American Legion Post in Hinsdale. A full obituary will follow.... Full story

  • Screen Time

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    The Glasgow High School Media Class traveled to Great Falls on Nov. 17 to be on set at KRTV News in Great Falls Nov. 18. According to class teacher, Rod Karst, the goal of the trip was to expose the students to various career opportunities encompassing the skills they were learning in class. They also had the opportunity to test their ability at deduction at Escape the Falls Escape Room. Basically, the goal is to escape a locked room with a team by solving clues and puzzles in under an hour – a...

  • Lady Scotties' Remarkable Season Comes to a Close

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    For the first time in nine years, the Lady Scotties were escorted out of town to the State Tournament at the Brick Breeden Field House on the Montana State University Bozeman Campus on Nov. 13 with parents and fans waving and honking in excitement at the hopes a State trophy will grace the hallways of Glasgow High School. Unfortunately for the Lady Scotties, tough pairings in the first two rounds of the tournament saw their dream of winning State vanish quickly. The first match of the...

  • GHS Speech and Drama Teams Continue First Place Streaks

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    The Glasgow High School Speech and Drama teams continued their first place streak at the Glasgow Invitational on Nov. 16 at GHS. With five first place finishes in humorous duo, humorous oral interpretation, memorized public address, impromptu and serious program of oral interpretation, the Scotties had their best showing yet on their home turf. GHS Head Coach Jodi Griffin said the meet went great. "We had so much help and everything ran like clockwork," said Griffin, referring to the volunteers...

  • GHS Grad, Fransen, Recognized for Offensive Skills on the Field

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 20, 2019

    Glasgow High School 2018 alum Alex Fransen was named Offensive Scout of the Week for Dickinson State University, in Dickinson, N.D., for week eight of the football season. The recognition, which is chosen by the coaches each week of the season, was given to Fransen due to his hard work, dedication and offensive skills which helped keep the score close against the team's loss, 23-22, to Valley City State University on Oct. 26. Upon hearing he was chosen as the Offensive Scout of the Week,...

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  • Update: Missing Hunter Located

    Nov 20, 2019

    Update: The Valley County Sheriff's Office reports the missing hunter has been found safe at the end of Gilbert Creek in Garfield County. He was found with the assistance of a local hunter who spotted him and guided in Search and Rescue. He is safe and has no medical needs. Search and Rescue is currently working on extraction for him and the swamped boat. VC Search and Rescue was activated this morning, Nov. 21, at 6:30 a.m. to participate in a search for a missing hunter. Yesterday, the Sheriff's office was able to fly the area and locate a... Full story

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