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  • Zeiger Inducted into MHSA/Wendy's Athletes' Hall of Fame

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Luke Zeiger was honored Jan. 27 during the annual Glasgow Wrestling Club Invitational in Scottie Gymnasium as Kip Ryan of the Montana High School Association was on hand to present the 2012 Glasgow High School graduate with a plaque commemorating his induction into the MHSA/Wendy's Athletes' Hall of Fame. Zeiger earned the distinction of becoming only the fourth wrestler in Montana history to be so honored, joining the ranks of Olympian Gene Davis, World Champion Bill Zadick and World Silver Med...

  • High Speed Chase Concludes In Valley County

    For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    On Jan. 23, at approximately 2337 hours, Phillips County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a mutual aid request from Blaine County for a vehicle pursuit headed towards Phillips County on US 2. The request stated the suspect vehicle was traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour. The occupants of the vehicle were suspected of transporting drugs. Phillips County deputies prepared to deploy spike strips at Dodson but the pursuit did not make it to that location and the vehicle was lost by the pursuing deputies. Law enforcement officers from Bl...

  • Frazer And Glasgow Compete At State Speech and Drama

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    The Frazer and Glasgow teams had an exciting time this past weekend in Choteau, competing in the State Speech and Drama Competition. The first day of competition, Jan. 26, saw the students completing the first three rounds of the competition. The next day, Jan. 27, saw the students finish the fourth round, determine if they break into semi-finals and then the finals round were that evening. Under the direction of coach Mary Zuchowski, two Frazer students competed in the State meet, Marick Old Pe...

  • Commerce Awards Planning Grant To Valley County And 19 Other Communities

    For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    The Montana Department of Commerce announced on Jan. 25, that 20 Montana towns, cities and counties will share $947,000 of grant funding to help develop and plan infrastructure projects to increase area health and safety. The funding is through Commerce’s Montana Coal Endowment Program (MCEP). “For over 30 years, Commerce’s MCEP program has made it more affordable for Montana communities to develop local infrastructure projects by providing grant funding that lowers the cost of public facility construction,” said Commerce’s Community...

  • Glasgow Elks Lodge Hosts Mid-Winter Convention

    Maxwell Knodel, For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    The Glasgow Elks Lodge was a happening place this past weekend as they hosted the Montana State Elks association's 2024 Mid-Winter Convention, bringing over 130 Elks members and guests from all over the state, and even some from Idaho and Oregon. The convention started unofficially on Thursday night with a Past State Presidents' and Officers' meetings as well as bingo at the Lodge, and things officially kicked off Friday morning with "Welcome to Glasgow" speeches given by Glasgow Elks Lodge #192...

  • Glasgow Wrestling Club Invitational Sets New Attendance Record

    Glasgow Wrestling Club, For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    This year’s Glasgow Wrestling Club Invitational smashed a participation record for a fourth consecutive year. Saturday’s event featured 19 clubs and an incredible 549 wrestlers, which topped last year’s record of 472. It is the largest tournament ever held in the Northeast Division of Montana AAU – wow! Despite the massive attendance, the event could not have ran any smoother! Tournament organizers and parents worked collaboratively on an event that ended up finishing 890 matches on...

  • A Letter To The Community

    Jan 31, 2024

    Dear Community, 2023 brought a lot of change, growth, and transition for the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. As we start the new year, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to our members, volunteers, event sponsors, board of directors, and staff. The Glasgow Chamber appreciates your unwavering support. As a small non-profit organization, the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture depends on community volunteers to carry out events, programs, and activities to enrich our community...

  • Vaping Prevention Curriculum

    Jan 31, 2024

    Dear Editor, The proliferation of new tobacco products threatens to reverse years of progress made toward ending nicotine addiction. Through our tools, resources, and public education and prevention efforts, truth delivers the facts about smoking, vaping, and nicotine use, exposes the tactics of the tobacco industry, and helps young people make informed choices and influence their peers to do the same. Sincerely, Valley County Tobacco Education Specialist Teri Meche For more information,...

  • Mullen And Fourstar Campaign In Glasgow

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Jesse James Mullen, Democratic candidate for Montana Secretary of State, campaigned in Glasgow Jan. 24. He was joined by Lane Fourstar, Democratic candidate for State House District 31. The two met with a small group of voters and discussed issues ranging from property taxes to Valley View and affordable housing to training up the next generation of informed voters, as well as issues specific to the office of Secretary of State. Mullen, with a background in rural journalism as well as efficiency management and efficiency strategy, discussed...

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    For the Courier|ERROR

    Veteran service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times 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 at the VA Clinic from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. They will also be in Malta on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. Veterans and family members that are unable to meet with a Veteran Service... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Jan 31, 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 open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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... Full story

  • Glenda Mae Farrell

    Jan 31, 2024

    Glenda Mae (Gideon) Farrell took her victory lap on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. We can imagine her gathering of ancestors pouring a ten-gallon tub of Gatorade over her back when she pulled that last hill. We look on in grief, but have a feeling she may be enjoying yet another adventure. She has always been one to eagerly take on new adventures. Glenda was a country girl, born on a cattle ranch behind the Dobie Hills south of Glasgow, Mont., on July 28, 1934. She was the youngest of three daughters,... Full story

  • Ortega Will Serve On Governor's Grass Conservation Commission

    For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    On Jan. 18, Governor Gianforte announced Audra Ortega, of Glasgow, will serve on the Governor’s Grass Conservation Commission. Ortega is a fourth-generation rancher in northeast Montana and a graduate of Montana State University. She participated in the 2023 M Bar program at the Montana Stockgrowers Association. Her term will run through Jan. 1, 2027. Sigrid Pugrud, of Winnett, was also appointed to serve on the Commission. A graduate of Montana State University, Pugrud is a fourth-generation rancher in Petroleum County. Pugrud also serves...

  • MFU Commits Sponsorships To New FFA Chapters

    Montana Farmers Union, For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Montana Farmers Union has invested $25,000 in burgeoning FFA chapters over the past year through its new FFA New Chapter Sponsorship program. Montana Farmers Union’s standing FFA New Chapter Sponsorship program was created in 2023 to help with startup costs associated with building a chapter. The program is specifically for new or rechaptered FFA programs from Jan. 1, 2022 and offers $2,500 per qualifying chapter. Florence, Frenchtown, Harrison, Havre, Augusta, Belt Valley, Scobey, Nashua, Whitehall and Jordan FFA chapters qualified for the...

  • Wolf Hunting, Trapping Seasons Close In Regions 5, 6, 7

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    The hunting and trapping of wolves in Region 5, 6 and 7 closed a half hour after sunset Jan. 21. The order halting the harvest of wolves in these regions came after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota of five wolves in these regions had been met. With the exception of Wolf Management Unit 313, wolf harvest quotas elsewhere in the state have yet to be met. Those interested in up-to-date information on the status of Montana’s wolf harvest can view FWP’s wolf dashboard,...

  • State Agencies Respond To Questions About Wildlife Diseases

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Two diseases mostly affecting wild birds have been detected recently in Montana. These include pigeon paramyxovirus (PPMV), which has become more widespread in the past month, and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which has been detected in Montana since 2022. Mortality in wild birds from HPAI tends to cycle with waterfowl migrations, and detections of HPAI in Montana have increased recently due to seasonal migrations. Hunters, livestock and pet owners, and other residents may have questions about these pathogens and what precautionary...

  • Lustre News

    Vivian Wall, For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Dense fog covered our region until Wednesday with rain last Sunday and 26 degree temps making ice on the gravel. Warmer temperatures and clearing skies came Wednesday and Thursday. Many prayers went up for those travelling to Billings with students competing in the FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament on Jan. 20. Students of the Lustre Lego Lions League are Liam Reyneke, Joseph Olfert, Coleman Hilkemann, Gunner Damboise, Justin Schiller, Jake Neufeld, Drew Reddig, Curt Teichroew, Nancy Schill...

  • Weather Happens, Whether You Want It To Or Not...

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Mary Honrud / For the Courier What a difference a week or so makes, huh? We've gone from bitter cold with frigid winds, to ice fog and freezing rain, to balmy spring temps in a short amount of time. And don't we enjoy northeastern Montana through all of it? But we've had enough with the icy fogs and freezing rains, don't you agree? Mother Nature could get her act together at any time. There was enough weight on the trees after that rain last Saturday night and most of the day Sunday that I know...

  • Jan. 7 Lucky Clover 4-H Meeting

    Emma Kirkland, For the Courier|Jan 31, 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 p.m. at the Court House. At the end of the...

  • Anderson Promoted To Branch President Of IB Glasgow

    For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Independence Bank (IB) is proud to announce the promotion of Jace Anderson as the Glasgow Branch President. Having previously served the Hi-Line as an Ag Lender out of the Malta Branch and returning to the Hi-Line in 2022 as the Branch Manager of IB Glasgow, Jace will focus on overall branch management in Glasgow and serving customers in the surrounding area as the Branch President. Anderson is a 2017 graduate of Montana State University Billings with a degree in Business Finance. Over the past...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, January 29, 2004 The three-year anniversary to the construction of the new jail is coming up in March. The project took months to finish and cost thousands of dollars. The newest addition to the Valley County jail comes this month as the installation to a new cooler is completed. The new cooler is about twice the size of the old cooler and is located in a safer proximity to the new facility. With the new facility in place, there's room for 30 inmates and the county sees a...

  • Scottie Wrestling Enters Postseason

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    The Scottie boys wrestling team finished their season with a third place finish and 116 team points at the Malta Invitational Jan. 27, while the girls' wrestling team earned 45 points and placed second. Avery Pedersen topped the girls podium at 120 lbs. after going undefeated in Malta. Riley Clampitt placed second at 145 lbs. and Blake Ozark took fifth at 145 lbs. On the boys' side, Khye Gamas, 152 lbs., and William Kirkland, 160 lbs., brought home top honors. Cody Kuka, 113 lbs., and Tyler King...

  • Ice Dawgs Take Top Slot in BSHS East

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    The Ice Dawgs swept the Great Falls Americans at the Valley Event Center this past weekend and with the two wins, the Dawgs claimed the top slot in the BSHS East with a 12-1-0 record, the only team in the league with a single loss. Glasgow and Miles City both have 24 points in the East while Butte leads the West, also with 24 points. Glasgow scored once in each period Friday night to defeat Great Falls 3-1. Saturday, the Dawgs scored four times in the second period for a 6-3 victory. Great Falls scored first Friday night, midway through the...

  • Scottie Girls Win Three

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    The Courier The Scottie girls basketball team won all three of their games last week to improve their record to 3-3 in conference play, 7-7 overall. Glasgow defeated the Class A Sidney Eagles 62-53 Jan. 23 and rounded out the week with two Class B wins, beating Rocky Boy 55-23 at home Jan. 26 and downing Wolf Point 56-38 on the road Jan. 27. Glasgow took a 15-13 lead over Sidney at the end of the first quarter and held a 26-25 edge at the half. They trailed 45-42 after three before outscoring th...

  • Scottie Boys Improve To 4-2 In Conference

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    The Scottie boys basketball team fell 53-46 to the Class A Sidney Eagles Jan. 23 but rebounded with two Class B Wins on Friday and Saturday. Glasgow defeated Rocky Boy 73-66 at home Jan. 26 and downed the Wolves 63-38 in Wolf Point Jan. 27 to improve their record to 4-2, 7-7 overall. Wyatt Babb paced the Scotties in Sidney with 16 points followed by Cade Hudyma with 12. Toryn Richards connected for 8, Nick Solorzano 6, Connor Hudyma 4 and Myles Yoakam 2 points. Richards led the team in assists...

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