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  • McTeacher Night Dubbed a Success

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    Irle School PTO, along with the Glasgow McDonalds, hosted McTeacher night on Jan. 24, allowing students and their families the opportunity to see teachers from Irle school in a different environment as they took and delivered dinner orders. Students also competed for a chance at winning a free lunch provided by McDonalds at the school. Mrs. Boyer's class took home the bragging rights as her class had the highest percentage of student representation for the evening, of 95 percent. During the two...

  • Montana Senators Fight For Indigenous Women

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    Montana senators Steve Daines (R) and Jon Tester (D) have not given up Savanna’s Act, with both senators vowing to move forward with the legislation. The bill failed to pass last session when retiring Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) refused to bring the bill up for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee. Savanna’s Act was introduced by former Democratic Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp. The bill seeks to address the continuing epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women and children by boosting Justice Department dat...

  • 'Red Night' in Frazer Honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    The Frazer community came together with the Frazer High School and Poplar High School to honor and raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls last Friday, Jan. 25. The event, which occurred between the boys and girls basketball games in the Frazer gymnasium, sought to raise funds and provide support to the family of Henny Scott, a 14-year-old freshman at Lame Deer High School, who went missing for a number of weeks before being found murdered in late December. Her...

  • Shutdown Impacted Local Agencies

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    After 35 days of being furloughed workers, members of the community who serve the public in government-funded agencies such as the National Weather Service, FBI, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Farm Service Agency and Fish, Wildlife Services are all back to work as of Jan. 28 and the agencies are fully operational. During a press conference on Jan. 25, President Trump announced he has approved legislation to open the government until Feb. 15, allowing all federal government employees the...

  • Shutdown Threatened Water Infrastructure Project

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    The closure of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development offices threatened to affect Glasgow’s upgrade to the water infrastructure prior to the end of the government shutdown on Friday, Jan. 25. According to the Director of Public Works Robert Kompel, if the Rural Development Office had not been able to process loan and grant payments for the project within the next month, then the city may have been forced to delay the upgrade. With parts on order and contractors lined up to begin work, that would have added additional c...

  • It's Not Safe to be an Indian Woman in Montana

    Members of the Indian Caucus for the 2019 Legislative Session|Jan 30, 2019

    Dear Editor, These words come as no surprise to many of us. It is our lived experience that Native American women are more likely to go missing, more likely to be murdered, and less likely to have justice in our state. It is our lived experience that when we seek justice for Native women and children who go missing, law enforcement may not take action for weeks-if at all. It is devastating. Right now, we are facing an epidemic of missing and murdered women, many of them Native, in the state of...

  • American Prairie Reserve Destroys the American Food Industry

    Ret. Sen. Ed Butcher, Central Montana Rancher and Businessman|Jan 30, 2019

    Dear Editor, Central Montana is “ground zero” for the destruction of America’s food industry as the international investors bring their millions of dollars to buy private property surrounding public land to gain control of the agricultural leases. The American Prairie Reserve (APR) is methodically destroying the heart of American agriculture while also destroying our future hunting heritage. Sportsmen are being deceived by the APR propaganda as their future hunting will disappear—how much hu...

  • The Crib

    Helen DePuydt, Prairie Poet|Jan 30, 2019

    The year was 1951. A larger bed for Baby Gregory was very much needed after sleeping in the convenient bassinet. Mother could, and easily did, rock with one foot while hands were busy with garden fresh green beans. Soon baby was asleep and one step in meal preparation was complete. This was Montana prairie life. Forty-seven miles were traveled to the nearest furniture store, McFay’s, in Malta. Mr. McFay was most pleased to show a lovely blond crib; no choice as this was the lone one. After examining this piece of furniture, the young parents w...

  • Vehicle Upgrades

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Jan 30, 2019

    As many of my readers remember, I really do miss having the dimmer switch on the floor on my vehicles. That thought came to mind again the other day and made me think of all the good progress auto manufacturers have made. Things like the ability to lock all of your vehicle doors with one click, as well as rolling your windows up or down. What about seat adjustments—not only up or down, but closer or further from the steering wheel, not to mention lumbar adjustments and heated seats. Makes me wonder what we will progress to. Though, electric c...

  • Bill Proposes Per Capita Payment as Eligibility Requirement for Predator Reimbursement

    Chelcie Cargill, Montana Farm Bureau Federation|Jan 30, 2019

    With over 3,000 bill draft requests and only a few hundred bills actually introduced, the Legislative Session is off to a remarkably slow start. While we don’t expect the lull to last, it has made the first few weeks of the session surprisingly bearable! Since committee hearings have been few and far between in recent history, we’ve had time to work on pieces of legislation that aren’t yet introduced. It’s often helpful to reach out to legislators before they even have a committee hearing scheduled. Sometimes we’re able to prevent bad bills...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jan 30, 2019

    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. 31 10 a.m. - Books and Babies Story Time at Glasgow City-County Library. 7 p.m. - GHS All Class Reunion meeting at the Glasgow Elks Lodge. SATURDAY – FEB. 2 7 – 10 a.m. - Valley County Senior Citizens serve breakfast. Cost is $5 per person or $7.50 for those with big appetites. 9 – noon – Flea Market at the V... Full story

  • Flea Market / Bazaar at Valley County Senior Center

    For the Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    There will be a Flea Market/Bazaar held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Valley County Senior Center, located at 328 4th Street South in Glasgow. There will be Arnold’s metal sculptures, movies, collectibles and so much more. For table rental or to make donations of household goods and such, please call Vicky at 228-9500.... Full story

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre Auditions at GHS

    For the Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    Fort Peck Summer Theatre has many roles open for actors of all ages this summer, specifically in Mamma Mia, Peter Pan and On Golden Pond (only need to fill one role, Billy Ray, a typical teenager, who has come to spend the summer at Golden Pond). We also have potential opportunities to perform in our Theatre for Young Audiences Alice. We are always thrilled to include many local actors in the cast of summer productions, especially young performers. Rehearsal schedules for each show are: Mamma Mia begins June 1; performances June 21-July 7.... Full story

  • Free Education Program Presented by the Alzheimer's Association

    For the Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    The Valley County Senior Center will be hosting a free education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association titled, “Effective Communication Strategies,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A light meal will be provided so please RSVP to 800-272-3900. You can also register online at As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families and caregivers need new ways to connect. This free program will cover how communication takes place when someone... Full story

  • All Welcome at VC Trans. Advisory Committee Meeting

    Colleen Forester, For the Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    The Valley County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) will be meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m., at the Valley County Senior Citizen Center, 328 4th Street South. The TAC will be working on and approving the local coordination plan and reviewing/approving Capital request. The general public and anyone interested in transportation in our county is invited.... Full story

  • Frank Mazzuca

    Jan 30, 2019

    Frank Mazzuca, 88, of Omaha, Neb., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. He was born to Salvatore and Genevieve Mazzuca on July 25, 1930. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith; his parents; and one sister, Yolanda Yoen. He is survived by four children, Stephen (Terry) Mazzuca, Patricia (Dan) Molloy, Sue (Dave) Doll and Stephanie (Jim Kattes) Mazzuca; seven grandchildren, Nicholas Mazzuca, Elizabeth Mazzuca, Sarah Preble, Jessica Heiman, Sean Francis Molloy, Kalea Neeman, Helena Judith... Full story

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    Steve Mulonet, For the Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet, service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting Malta and Glasgow to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you. Service officers will be in Glasgow on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Glasgow VA Clinic. They will also be in Malta on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. If bad weather exists on days of travel, stay... Full story

  • City Votes to Move Jurisdiction Ordinance Forward

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    In an unanimous decision, the Glasgow City Council voted to advance Ordinance No. 960 to extend the Glasgow Police Department’s arrest authority out five miles from the city limits at their regular meeting on Jan. 22. During the meeting, Chief Brien Gault presented the Council with a powerpoint presentation highlighting the needs the ordinance would address, such as officer and city liability and the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority’s ability to pay out those liability claims. That presentation also addressed concerns that any arrest not...

  • Valley Community Food Bank Available For Those Who Need It

    Michelle Bigelbach|Jan 30, 2019

    The Valley Community Food Bank, located at 1020 1st Ave. No., Glasgow, has been helping out members of the community for over 30 years, providing food staples for those who need it the most. As a volunteer-based service to the community, many hands play a role in making sure food is delivered, organized, and packed for families in need. The Food Bank is open one day a month, the third Tuesday, for distribution day, where those who come are provided with a paper bag full of food including pasta...

  • Surviving and Thriving

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    I have survived my first week plus of this Whole Life Challenge. I am feeling better about my health and my stamina. Those two miles on the treadmill are being accomplished in slightly less time, partly because I’m walking faster and not feeling out of breath at all. I won’t lie, I’m still missing bread and dark chocolate. I’m allowed a bit of honey, so I’m trying to stave off the need for sweets with herbal tea with a bit of honey stirred in. Or I’ll eat a date. I did make a loaf of oats/banana/almond butter “bread”, but it’s not toasta...

  • Bantam Battle Royale

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    The Glasgow Bantam Ice Dawgs traveled to Glacier to take on the Avalanche and were buried, not under snow, but under penalty minutes. Saturday, the Dawgs managed to close out the final period with a tie, 4-4, despite having racked up a staggering 77 penalty minutes, far outpacing the Glacier’s measly six minutes of shame. One bench minor and four 10-minute misconduct penalties accounted for 50 of the 77 penalty minutes, leading to Tatum Hansen, Michael Hoyer, and coach Jesse Hystad missing Sunday’s game. Hoyer scored in the first, giving Gla...

  • Glasgow Grapplers Take Second in Malta

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    The Glasgow Scottie wrestlers spent last weekend, Jan. 25 and 26, in Malta taking second in the tournament beating out the Mustangs, which placed third and coming in behind the Class A ranked team Havre at Saturday's match-ups. On Friday the Scotties dominated Malta in a dual that left Glasgow with 66 points and Malta with six. Scottie Coach Jory Casterline described the tournament as "not bad" while discussing the results which saw first place finishes by Colton Fast (126), Oden Hallock (132),...

  • A Perfect Ten

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    The Glasgow Ice Dawgs were facing a couple of must-win games this past weekend as they look to make the state tournament, and win they did. Handily. The goal horn first sounded with 14:36 left in the first period Friday night, on a goal by Ian Peterson, assisted by Bailey Hansen. A second goal just 30 seconds later by Kaden Fossum, assisted by Noah Lipszyc, had the Great Falls Americans calling a time-out to regroup. The move didn't faze the Dawgs as goal three by Isaac Braaten, assisted by...

  • Scottie Girls Enjoy Wins

    Rachel Sigmundstad, The Courier|Jan 30, 2019

    On Thursday, Jan. 24, Glasgow hosted Poplar at Glasgow High School. The Scottie boys played hard, even tying the score at 22-22 at the half. However, Poplar managed to pull ahead by five points, 42-37, going into the fourth quarter, where gameplay stayed pretty even. The Indians stayed ahead by two points during the last moments of the game. The Scotties attempted to tie the game with a two-point shot, but was unsuccessful. Scotties lost, 51-49, to the Indians. Scottie girls, however, earned a victory against Poplar. They pulled ahead quickly,...

  • Class C Basketball Action

    Jan 30, 2019

    Boys Poplar 97, Frazer 27 Poplar 33 30 24 10 – 97 Frazer 8 10 2 7 – 27 Poplar: J. Feuerherm 10, W. Main 12, L. Young 2, W. Lambert 20, H. Atkinson, 13, D. Gourneau 9, M. Buckles 2, A. Azure-Youpee 31, H. Burshia 6, M. Main 2. Frazer: K. Ackerman 6, B. Fettig 2, R. Ackerman 5, K. Bauer 2, F. Clampitt 12. Girls Poplar 51, Frazer 32 Poplar 10 9 15 17 – 51 Frazer 6 13 9 4 – 32 Poplar: J. Youngman 4, R. MacDonald 11, H. Berg 1, S. Youngman 14, M. Dionne 2, L. Taflan 6, Keandra Martell 4, M. Dionne...

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