Articles from the February 8, 2017 edition

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ALA Girls State Seeks Leaders for 2017 Session

Valley County's American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is soliciting applications for Girls State Session 2017 participants. The event is scheduled to be held from Sunday, June 11, until Saturday, June 17,... Full story


American Legion National Vice Commander to Visit Glasgow

The American Legion's National Vice Commander Paul L. Espinoza will be at the Glasgow Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. The meet and greet will involve a question and... Full story


Scouts Honor Glasgow History with Window Display

In honor of Scout Week, Glasgow’s Boy Scout Troop 861 decided to put their spirit on display for the entire town to enjoy. If you happen to walk downtown this week, you will see their new window display next to Gary L. Wagemen’s office. Scout... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    February 8, 2017

County Brief: Grazing Fee Hike

The Valley County Commissioners made the decision to raise grazing fees from $13 to $14.01 on Feb. 1. The increased amount now matches the state’s current rate. The county currently has 2,401 animal unit months (AUM) available for the 14,5550... Full story


Law Enforcement Brief

In 2016, the Valley County Sheriff’s Office issued a total of 21 citations to area minors for incidents involving alcohol. According to Sheriff Vernon Buerkle, the intent behind the citations was to curb underage drinking, risky behavior and to... Full story


Understanding and Preventing Financial Exploitation

Cons, scams, sweepstakes, and identity theft are some examples of financial fraud and have been the tools of swindlers for quite some time. Those who would attempt to take money that is not theirs have been developing new and creative ways to ply... Full story


Internet Ugliness in a Civilized Nation

This past week, my thoughts have been filled with several things. The first one I want to address is all the ugliness that’s been in the constant forefront of not only the news but on social sites on the internet as well. Granted, there are many...


Defending the Immigration Ban: Part I

There is a growing amount of people who would rather fight Trump than actual terrorists. Across the internet and mainstream media outlets, commentators and social justice warriors are sharing their knee-jerk reactions to recent events executed by...


Musings on 'Mediocrity'

A recent wordy statement from the high school boys head basketball coach at Dawson County High School (DCHS) in Glendive has raised some eyebrows. ('Culture of Mediocracy Getting in the Way of Athletic Success at DCHS,' Glendive Ranger Review,...


Valentine's Day Expectations

Valentine’s Day has gained the reputation of being a “Hallmark” holiday, where the only people consistently benefiting are those in the candy, flower, dining, jewelry and card business. Those who don’t have a significant other in their life...


Be Cautious, Think Safety

To those of you that faithfully read my crazy column, this article will be short and may be my last one for a couple of weeks. I managed to fall directly on my elbow last week and waiting to have surgery done.  It had never entered my mind just how...


Iris and Willis Cook

Nina Iris Cook Nina Iris (Murray) Cook, 85, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. She was born March 24, 1931, at Upland, Ind., to Charles and Mary Murray. Charles was a ministerial student at Taylor... Full story


Lester "Swede" Earl Nickels

On the morning of Feb. 3, 2017, at the age of 89, Lester "Swede" Earl Nickles saddled up for his last ride at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont., passing away from natural causes. He... Full story


"Bud" Eugene August Thievin Jr.

Eugene August Thievin Jr., age 81, affectionately known his entire life as "Bud," passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at his home in Scobey, Mont., after a long battle with cancer. Inurnment will... Full story


Jane Southland

Jane (Cole) Southland, 95, passed away Jan. 30, 2017 at the Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home in Plentywood, Mont. She was born Nov. 19, 1921, to Elmer and Nana (Porter) Cole at the family farm in... Full story


Scottie Wrestling Produces Two Divisional Champs

Glasgow was host to the Eastern B/C Divisional wrestling tournament Feb. 5, and with 11 placers and two divisional championships, the Scotties were rewarded for a season of hard work. Shepherd topped... Full story


Scottie Boys Win One, Lose One

The Scottie boys faced the Harlem Wildcats at home and the Scobey Spartans on the road last week. On Feb. 2, Glasgow hosted Harlem in a senior night conference game at GHS. Feb. 4, the Scotties were... Full story


Lady Scotties Earn Senior Night Win Vs. Harlem

The Lady Scotties earned two consecutive wins over Harlem and Scobey last week. On Feb. 2, Glasgow prevailed over the Lady Wild Cats 60-43. On Feb. 4, the Lady Scotties traveled to Scobey to take on t... Full story


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

WEDNESDAY – FEB. 8 6 p.m. - Saint Marie Rural Fire District Special Meeting at the Saint Marie Town Hall Meeting Room. FRIDAY – FEB. 10 12 noon - The Nashua Senior Citizens meet at the senior center. A potluck meal will precede the meeting. All... Full story


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