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  • IRS Reverses Course on Facial Recognition

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reversed a decision to required taxpayers to provide facial recognition data through a third party vendor to access some tax services. Instead, the IRS announced it would work toward providing an alternative form of verification. The announcement came after Senator John Tester (D-MT) sent a letter to the IRS opposing the planned requirements. “I don’t know where it came from, but it is a bad idea,” Tester told The Courier during a telephonic press conference late last week. And, I am being generous when...

  • 'I can't catch a break...'

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    Norm Sillerud, of Glasgow, waits on a a fish to bite Saturday afternoon during the 24th annual Ice Fishing derby at the Dredge Cuts Trout Pond. He sat waiting patiently most of the tourney, spanning from noon to 3 p.m., without a bite.... Full story

  • Nemont Manor Purchased by Silver Tree Residential, LLC

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    Nemont Manor has been purchased by Silver Tree Residential, LLC, of Memphis Tennessee. Nemont Manor, located at 1100 4th Ave. S., in Glasgow, mostly serves seniors 62 and older of Valley County. The facility offers one bedroom apartments, income-based rent, on-site staff and maintenance, and all paid utilities. James Carmichael, owner of Silver Tree Residential, declined to disclose the price of purchasing the facility, although the closing process lasted about eight months. The price of the sal...

  • Trust for Montana Libraries Receives Six-Figure Donation

    Jennie Stapp, State Librarian|Feb 9, 2022

    An anonymous donor has committed more than $100,000 to the Trust for Montana Libraries. The Trust will receive this funding in May of 2022. The donor has expressed that the funds are dedicated to building the capacity of the newly formed Trust. Founded in 2019, the Trust for Montana Libraries is a nonprofit organization that serves as the state’s library foundation. The goal of the Trust is to increase private support for all libraries, as well as Geographic Information Services, through the State Library so that all Montanans have access to h... Full story

  • Boy Scouts Lauded by Mayor

    Courier Staff|Feb 9, 2022

    City of Glasgow Mayor Rod Karst is seen here signing his first proclamation in office recognizing Boy Scout Week in Glasgow. Feb. 8 was National Boy Scouts Day. Seen here are Blake Lloyd, Garrett Lloyd, Charles Wilson, Shelby Whitmer, Rowen Kloker, Scott Thompson, Connor Whitmer, Lane Thompson, Owen Thompson, Mayor Karst and Mike Carney of Troop 861.... Full story

  • The Power of the Free Press

    Chris McDaniel, Courier Publisher|Feb 9, 2022

    A few weeks back, I wrote about a new initiative announced by the Internal Revenue Service to begin requiring visitors to its website to register with third party app, ID.me — providing their email address, Social Security number, photo ID and take a “selfie” so their face can be scanned to ensure they are who they say they are. Because many red flags were swirling, in my opinion, over this issue, I promised to bring up the matter with our Senators at the next available opportunity. I got that opportunity last Thursday during a monthly press... Full story

  • OP-ED: Grateful for Hinsdale Teachers

    Kristine Bowman|Feb 9, 2022

    The national teacher shortage is certainly felt in districts across Montana. When I entered the teaching profession eighteen years ago, it seemed that most teaching jobs were competitive with several qualified applicants seeking the same position. Today, hundreds of vacancies remain across the state according to “Montana Jobs for Teachers,” found at the Office of Public Instruction website. Montana students need and deserve a quality education, yet many districts cannot fill positions to provide in-person instruction by certified teachers. In H... Full story

  • OP-ED: Pope Francis States the Obvious, but Omits Half of Humanity

    Thomas L. Knapp|Feb 9, 2022

    The United Nations designates February 6 of each year as an "International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation." This year, in remarks accompanying his Angelus prayer before a crowd at St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis denounced the practice of involuntary female circumcision, saying that it "demeans the dignity of women and gravely undermines their physical integrity." For some reason, though, the UN doesn't designate an "International Day of Zero Tolerance for Male Genital Mutilation," nor to my knowledge has the Holy Father... Full story

  • George "Babe" Boston 7-24-30 - 1-7-22

    Feb 9, 2022

    George (Babe) Boston, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather went home to his Lord on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the age of 91. George was born on July 24, 1930, in Glasgow, Montana to George and Olga Boston; the fifth of six children. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a Radio Specialist in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean War and then began his 35-year career with Mountain Bell/US West. George married Mary Lucille Marick on June 4, 1955,... Full story

  • Charla May (Omvig) Hoiness 7-21-55 - 1-28-22

    Feb 9, 2022

    God called one of His angels home on January 28th, 2022. Charla May Hoiness was born on July 21st, 1955, to LeRoy and Myrtle(Miller) Omvig in Glasgow, Montana. Charla (Char) was born the second of five children in the family and grew up in Glasgow where she graduated from Glasgow High School in 1973. She went to college at MSU Bozeman for a short time before deciding to move to Billings and begin a career in Cosmetology. While working as a beautician, she met her cowboy, Ken Hoiness, and they we... Full story

  • Roger Wayne Jager 5-19-21 - 12-29-21

    Feb 9, 2022

    Roger Wayne Jager, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and Veteran passed on to the kingdom of heaven on Dec. 29, 2021, in Auburn, CA at the age of 88. He died peacefully, watched over by his loving wife of 66 years, Irene. In his final months, Roger was cared for and surrounded by family members he had raised, provided for and loved unconditionally. Roger lived a kind, gracious, humble and faithful life. Born on May 19, 1933 to Eric and Juanita Jager in Ophiem, MT, he grew u... Full story

  • Alfred Henrich Schmitt 8-22-40 - 2-1-22

    Feb 9, 2022

    Alfred Schmitt passed away after a brief illness on February 1, 2022. Alfred was born on August 22, 1940 in Lustre, Montana and was the third child of four born to Ludwig and Charlotte (Wichman) Schmitt. Alfred lived his entire life in Lustre on the Schmitt farm. He graduated from Lustre Christian High School and attended Multnomah Bible College where he met the love of his life Dorothy Glyshaw. They married on the 4th of September 1959 at Church of the Air in Billings, Montana. Their marriage... Full story

  • Melvin LeRoy Vegge 2-15-39 - 1-28-22

    Feb 9, 2022

    Melvin LeRoy Vegge, 82, of Glasgow, Montana passed away January 28, 2022. He was born February 15, 1939 in Glasgow, Montana to Arthur and Thelma (DeDobbeleer) Vegge. He attended and graduated from Glasgow Schools. On June 30, 1961 he married the love of his life, Betty Fassett. He worked for the Great Falls Tribune as a district manager in Glasgow until he relocated to Havre in the early 1970's. He also farmed in Glasgow while living in Havre. In the early 2000's the couple made the move back... Full story

  • Funeral Notices for Feb. 9, 2022

    Feb 9, 2022

    • Dorothy Barton, 92, of Helena Montana passed away on February 6, 2022. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11AM at the Saco Methodist Church. Wilderness Funeral Homes has been entrusted with services and arrangements.... Full story

  • 911 Calls for Jan. 31, 2022

    Feb 9, 2022

    Monday, Jan. 31 • 10:34:19 -RP called from the GPD office to state her golden lab/retriever has gone missing again. Was last seen at the listed address at 0800. Name is Ruby wearing a yellow/rust Colored collar. G1 advised he saw a dog matching this description around 1030 westbound on the south side of the road by the valley event center. • 10:38:17 - G6 advised he believes he found the dog over by Norther Lights Casino. • 10:42:15 -G6 advised neither he or G1 were able to get the dog to come to them it was acting skittish. G6 will give the o...

  • Community Calendar for Feb. 9, 2022

    Feb 9, 2022

    EDITOR'S NOTE: 5 p.m. Friday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to [email protected] or submitted in person at The Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., in Glasgow. JANUARY MONTHLONG: TUESDAYS • 1 p.m. - Dime Bingo - Glasgow Senior Center (Recurring). • The Valley Community Food Bank, located at 1020 1st Ave. No., is open the 3rd Tuesday of every month from noon to 3 p.m. If this is your 1st time applying for assistance from the food bank, bring a pho... Full story

  • Six More Weeks of Winter

    Frank and Lin Vargo, Special to The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    Well, in case you didn’t hear, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day which means we have 6 more weeks of winter! Each year, thousands actually descend on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to watch the giant rodent makes this annual weather prediction at dawn. Now, if he didn’t see his shadow, good chance would be that spring would have come early. Phil had more people at his rally than the current acting President ever did! Actual weather data says that Phil has only a 40% accurate prediction status. So he is wrong more...

  • Seed ordering & cooking

    Mary Honrud, Special to The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    I’ve been busy getting our paperwork ready for the accountants. It’s tax season, my least favorite. This is a yearly task that I dread, and so I procrastinate. However, I think it’s a necessary evil in order to have public services that benefit us all. And so I do it (also so we can avoid hefty fines and/or prison. No one wants to suffer either option.) Seed catalogs: I’ve started to glance at them - if only to winnow out the duplicates. Just today I tossed the third issue from Burpee, and the second from both Gurney’s and Seeds ‘N Such. They...

  • Remember When

    Gwen Cornwell, Special to The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    Do you remember recycling the core of toilet tissue paper? These card board tubes were used for several things, but I remember that they were often wrapped with decorative yarn or maybe painted and then used to store appliance cords are slip them over your toaster, waffle iron cord, etc for easier storage on the shelf. I still have several that my mother made up and they even have a nicely typed note glued on the tube stating what the cord was for. Do many of use utilize those methods to tidy things up today or do we like to rely on a handy...

  • Netflix And Chill?

    Richard Noble, Special to The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    Remember the days when you’d have to go to the video store to score a movie for the weekend? The walk to the new releases section to discover no remaining copies of that movie you’ve been waiting months for. Picking out maybe your third and fourth choices, because those are better than having to watch whatever is on TV. You settle down with your microwaved popcorn, throw the tape in the VCR only to realize the previous renter was an absolute sociopath and neglected to rewind it. Cue 4 minutes of silence before hooray! It’s movie night! Altho...

  • 10/10: Will Wrestle Again

    Gwen Honrud, The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    "Our expectation is state. Our goal is a trophy." The Glasgow boys wrestling team will be sending 10 grapplers to the State tournament in Billings after all qualified, as expected, at the Divisional meet in Colstrip this past weekend. Shay Pedersen will become the first Glasgow Scottie to wrestle in the girls state tournament. Head coach Jory Casterline fully expected that all of his grapplers would be moving on to compete for a position on the state podium. As a team, the Scottie boys finished...

  • Jaxson Diesen Wins 24th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

    Gwen Honrud, The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture held their 24th Annual Ice Fishing Derby this past Saturday at the Dredge Cuts Trout Pound. Jaxsen Diesen, a 9-year-old from Miles City, caught the tournament winning fish on his grandfather Joel Reagor's hole. He snagged a 0.48 lb. rainbow trout at 12:16 p.m. for the $2000 first prize. Glasgow's Casey Mulkey placed second and won $650. He also caught a 0.48 lb. rainbow trout, but his came eight minutes after Diesen's catch. Dylan Sander of...

  • Scottie Girls Improve to 10-6

    Gwen Honrud, The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    The Glasgow girls basketball team improved their overall record to 10-6 this past week with wins over Glendive and Scobey. Thursday the Scotties downed the Red Devils 46-27 in Glendive. Glasgow defeated the Spartans 36-27 in front of a home crowd Saturday evening. Glasgow shut out Glendive in the first quarter while scoring 11 points. The Scotties doubled their points before halftime to carry a 22-8 lead into the break. In the third quarter, Glasgow outscored their hosts 13-7. The Red Devils...

  • Perseverence Pays Off for Porcupines

    Gwen Honrud, The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    Nashua's boys basketball team, back to full strength after battling illness and injuries, notched their first two wins of the season this past weekend. The Porcupines avenged earlier season losses with wins over Frazer, 62-39, and Brockton, 51-39. "The boys played well," said head coach Anthony Bengochea. "We're starting to click now." The team traveled to Frazer Friday to face a short-handed Bearcubs squad. The Bearcubs had won the first match-up of the season, Frazer's first of the year, and...

  • Frazer Girls Pick Up Conference Win

    GWENDOLYNE HONRUD, The Courier|Feb 9, 2022

    The Frazer girls basketball team picked up a conference win over the Lustre Christian Lions Saturday, 43-30. The win came after losses to Poplar, 69-43, on Monday and to Nashua 49-39 on Friday, both in Frazer. Poplar leapt out to a 17-5 lead after one over Frazer. The Bearcubs trailed 28-17 at the half and 55-30 after three quarters of play. They held nearly even with the Indians in the final eight minutes, getting outscored by a point 14-13. Baily Beston led the Bearcubs with 21 points and...

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