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  • City Council Meets In Regular Session: Approve Resolution Calling For Voters To Vote On Review Of Current Government

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The Glasgow City Council met in regular session on Feb. 5, which included agenda items such as consent agenda, bid opening, Resolution No. 3155, approval to pay annual dues to Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC), approval of wage comp committee recommendation for union negotiations, approval of the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Glasgow and Teamsters Local Union No. 2, as well as committee reports, department head reports, and mayor’s report. The Council approved the consent agenda items which included approving t...

  • Dr. Whipple Joins Glasgow Clinic Staff

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    Dr. Robert Whipple is the newest addition to the Glasgow Clinic Primary Care staff as an internal medicine physician and has started seeing adult patients as a primary physician. He comes to Glasgow after serving patients in the Las Vegas, Nev., area for the last 20 years in a private practice with partners. After growing up in Las Vegas, raising a family there, and serving the patients of the area, he and his wife, Stephany, decided Vegas wasn't for them any longer and wanted to move to a...

  • Celebrating 20 Years Of Glasgow Learn To Skate

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The annual Glasgow Learn to Skate program held their annual showcase on Feb. 11 at the Valley Event Center to allow students in the program the opportunity to show off all they have learned this session and throughout the skating year. According to instructor Kim Girard, this year's event is a celebration of 20 years of Glasgow Learn to Skate and the skaters of the program. With an Olympic Theme opening, there were a total of 12 performances with the song "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang...

  • Crazy Woman Quilts Competing In 7th Annual Local Quilt Shop Contest

    For the Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    Crazy Woman Quilts needs your support as they compete in ByAnnie.com’s Local Quilt Shop Contest. This annual contest is dedicated to support local economies and the timeless tradition of sewing. Each year sewists around the world vote for their favorite local quilt shops and share what makes them special. Crazy Woman Quilts is proud to be a member of the “Middle of Nowhere” gang, offering quality quilting fabric, long arm services and lots of advice and inspiration. CWQ staff is currently gearing up for the spring class schedule and ventu...

  • Mardi Gras Celebration At St. Raphael

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    St. Raphael's held their annual Mardi Gras Carnival on Feb. 11, where families of all ages came out to have fun and enjoy games, good food and prizes. The community and St. Raphael's parishioners volunteered their time in helping put on the event, from making cakes for the cake walk, setting up, managing and taking down the various games, gathering and managing the raffle basket table as well as provided and cooked food to complete the experience of those in attendance....

  • Congratulations State Wrestlers

    Feb 14, 2024

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  • Through With Chew Week is Feb. 18 – 24

    Feb 14, 2024

    Dear Editor, Each year, Through with Chew Week raises awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco use whether it be chew, dip, pouches, or snus. This year, Valley County Health Department is encouraging people who use smokeless tobacco to set a quit date and quit for good. According to the 2022 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Montana has the third highest prevalence of adult male smokeless tobacco use in the nation (13.2 percent), just behind West Virginia (14.5 percent) and Wyo...

  • HOPE Project's Heart Of Hope Campaign

    For the Courier

    Valley County HOPE Project will be launching their “Hearts Of Hope” Campaign on Valentine’s Day! This is based on the previous luminary idea, but with a new twist. Instead of selling luminary bags, we will be selling 8” wooden hearts. A heart can be purchased for $10 in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one. We have also added a third choice – service/military men and women. The Hearts of Hope campaign will run now through Memorial Day weekend. All hearts sold will be on display the entire month of May in downtown Glasgow at Heritage...

  • USACE Solicits Public Comments For A New Waterline For The Fish Hatchery at Fort Peck Dam

    For the Courier

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is soliciting comments regarding the proposed implementation of a new waterline at the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery. USACE Omaha District has determined that the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery water intake pipeline modification would entail an alteration to the federal project, and therefore requires permission under Section 408. The project proposes tapping into an existing penstock drain line leading from the reservoir into to the hydropower turbines at the Fort Peck powerhouse, installation of a 14” w...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Feb 14, 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 I... Full story

  • Treasury Bonds: Still Safe For Investors

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    You may have read reports about an impending “debt crisis” in the U.S. Should you be worried about investing in Treasury securities? Part of the concern over debt has been driven by the cost of government borrowing, which has risen because of higher interest rates. But it’s worth noting that while interest expenses have risen to nearly two percent of gross domestic product (GDP), this measure had exceeded three percent in the early 1990s. So, while the upward trend of federal debt could prove problematic down the road, the claims of a current c...

  • Jack McCuin

    Feb 14, 2024

    Jack Wesley McCuin, age 88, of Jordan, Mont., formerly of Saco, Mont., passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Garfield County Nursing Home in Jordan. Jack was born on Aug. 7, 1935, in Saco, to Edwin Walter "Mac" and Alma (Garrison) McCuin. He was raised on the ranch 35 miles south of Saco on Larb Creek and attended school in Saco. His dad passed when he was 10 years old, which was difficult for him and the family. On Sept. 20, 1970, he married Jan Forbes in Goblesville, Ind. They lived on... Full story

  • Pearl Nickels

    Feb 14, 2024

    Pearl Fisher (Carlson/Wagner/Ochsner) Nickels passed away of natural causes on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Glasgow, Mont., marking the end of a colorful life that included music, art, education, long friendships, and always livestock. In her 92 years, Pearl worked hard at whatever she set her mind to, but she never missed an opportunity to visit with friends and strangers alike. There was always time to visit over a good meal, or at least a cup of coffee. Visitation will be at Bell Funeral Home... Full story

  • Robert 'Bob' Jondahl

    Feb 14, 2024

    Robert "Bob" Sverre Jondahl, age 100, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, at home near Minneapolis, Minn. There will be a private family service at a later date. Bob was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Glasgow, Mont., to Norwegian immigrants Sverre and Tomine Jondahl. In his youth he helped his parents in the Jondahl Bakery, but by high school you couldn't keep him away from the airport. Flying became his lifelong passion, earning his pilot's license from the Etchart-Markle Flying School at age 16.... Full story

  • Franklin Kummerfeldt

    Feb 14, 2024

    Franklin Kummerfeldt passed peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, with his two children at his side. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Mont. Military Honors will take place at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow at VFW Post 3107. Frank was born Nov. 3, 1932, to William and Ossie (Jamison) Kummerfeldt on their homestead north of Nashua, Mont., with friend and neighbor, Effie Brandt, as midwife. He started farming and ranching at an early age... Full story

  • Disaster Assistance Available For Livestock Losses Under The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)

    USDA In Montana, For the Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to you for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather, disease and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. For disease losses, FSA county committees can accept veterinarian certifications that livestock deaths were directly related to adverse weather and unpreventable through good animal husbandry and management. For 2023 livestock losses, you must file a notice and provide the following...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards on Feb. 8, show 1,126 cattle sold. Cows higher, no test on bulls. Utility and commercial cows brought in $95 to $111.75. The 36th Wittkopp Bull and Female Auction was held. A total of 82 Angus bulls sold with an average of $5,649. The top sold for $11,000 and the top 10 average was $8.750. 90 Angus replacement heifers sold on average for $1,900. Volume buyers were Keith Burke, of Glasgow, with six bulls and Jay Sorenson, of Ross, N.D., with 50 heifers. Lot 28 WIP ARCHITECT 3143 sold to Robert Hogan,...

  • Junior Ag Loans Available Through the Montana Department of Agriculture

    Montana Dept. Of Agriculture, For the Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    For over 40 years, Montana youth have participated in the Montana Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Junior Agriculture Loan Program. Young people under 21 years of age, active in Montana agriculture, are eligible for loans up to $8,500 and are encouraged to apply. “With the average age of farmers and ranchers being nearly 60 years old, it’s important we do what we can to encourage the next generation to stay involved in agriculture,” said Director Christy Clark. “The Junior Ag Loan Program is a great way for young producers to access financing...

  • Groundhog Predictions = Bunk

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    I meant to open this column with some light-hearted joking about taking weather forecasts from rodents and fell down a rabbit hole. (And rabbits aren’t rodents.) Prepare yourself for a lot of useless information. It might come in handy next time you compete in Trivial Pursuit. It is true that the groundhog is a rodent. Sometimes known as a woodchuck of tongue-twister fame, these rodents belong to the group of large ground squirrels (family Sciuridae) known as marmots. Gophers are also ground squirrels, but are rather puny in size next to ground...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 The 19th Glasgow Kiwanis Science Fair took place this last week at the East Side School. While projects weren't required, students did get a chance for extra credit and had the chance to advance to the regional Science Fair in Havre. Fourth grade first place went to Kate Parks and Kambria Ross. Second went to Nora Neumiller and Ted Tryan. Third went to Bergen Miller. Fifth grade first place went to Cheyne Iman and Katie Belt. Second went to Hanna Toavs and...

  • Glasgow's Proctor And Whitmer Place At Nationals

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    Though Speech and Drama held their State competition a few weeks ago, the season hasn’t ended for Glasgow’s Gabe Proctor and Connor Whitmer. As a result of their placing during the B/C State Meet in Choteau at the end of January, both students had the opportunity to travel to Billings this past weekend to compete in the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA), where students from all over the state convened to compete for a spot in the top third and to become eligible to advance to the National Competition this summer. Proctor placed fou...

  • Gamas Is Class B/C 152 lbs. State Champion

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The Glasgow wrestling teams brought home six All-State Honors with one State Champion from the MHSA All-Class State Wrestling Tournament in Billings this past weekend. Khye Gamas went undefeated over the two-day event on his way to the top of the podium. The two-time state placing sophomore avenged his Divisional loss to Huntley Project’s Grady Schmidt in a triple overtime match. Gamas won the tight match by a 2-1 score to bring home his first state wrestling title. He is now the 75th Scottie state champion. Gamas and Cody Kuka, who finished i...

  • 2024 MHSA All-Class State Wrestling Tournament Scottie Wrestling Full Results

    Feb 14, 2024

    B/C - 103 - Makiya Plummer’s place is 3rd and has scored 21.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Grieve (Lincoln County (Eureka)) 20-17 won by decision over Makiya Plummer (Glasgow) 34-16 (Dec 6-4) Cons. Round 1 - Makiya Plummer (Glasgow) 34-16 won by fall over Liam Gallagher (Shepherd) 12-16 (Fall 2:28) Cons. Round 2 - Makiya Plummer (Glasgow) 34-16 won by fall over Weston Block (Thompson Falls / Noxon) 24-10 (Fall 0:54) Cons. Round 3 - Makiya Plummer (Glasgow) 34-16 won by decision over Riley McLeod (Conrad) 28-20 (Dec 5-2) Cons. Semi - M...

  • Scottie Girls Win Two In Final Regular Season Weekend

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The Glasgow girls basketball team closed out the regular season with a pair of wins, improving their record to 6-4, 10-8 overall. The Scotties beat the Harlem Wildcats 53-39 Feb. 9, and defeated the Fairview Warriors 40-35 the following night. Glasgow took a 13-9 lead over Harlem in the first quarter and held it for the game. The Scotties led 23-18 at the half and 35-31 after three quarters. Glasgow outscored Harlem 18-8 in the final eight minutes for the win. Joely Chappell led all scorers with...

  • Scottie Boys 1-1 In Last Regular Season Weekend

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The Glasgow boys basketball team finished the regular season with a 6-4, 9-9 overall record after splitting their games. The Scotties beat Harlem 58-49 Feb. 9, before falling 60-43 to Fairview the following night, both games on the road. Glasgow had four players score in the win over Harlem, led by Cade Hudyma with 28 points. Wyatt Babb scored 19, Connor Hudyma added 5 points and Myles Yoakam scored 4 points. Babb led in assists with seven followed by Yoakam with four. Connor Hudyma had two...

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