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  • Valley View Home Terminates HMS

    James Walling, The Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    Valley View Home Board President Brian Fuhrman announced Feb. 7 that its relationship with Health Management Services and HMS Vice President Karl Rude is officially over. The parting of ways comes after a contentious relationship, which saw deficiencies from state inspectors and a significant depletion in local employees and registered nurses at the facility. Furhman has not responded to requests for information from the Courier in many months, but sources indicate that the departure is the result of a termination by the board, a reassuring... Full story

  • Residents at Roosevelt Hotel Relocated

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    On Feb. 10, the Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint from a resident at the Roosevelt Hotel regarding water coming in from the ceiling. Responding Officer Trent Gamas observed water leaking from the ceiling on the third floor and draining into the basement. Water was also collecting in electrical fixtures, and was later discovered in various light fixtures. Officer Gamas contacted Glasgow’s Fire Chief Brandon Brunelle to further examine the situation, and Public Works Director Robert Kompel also arrived. Bare wires were found t... Full story

  • Bob Connors Addresses Irle School Lunch Program

    For the Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    Glasgow Schools Superintendent Bob Connors released the following statement in response to growing concerns from area parents about the lunch program at Irle School: “This past week, we again had issues at the Irle school concerning our lunch program. A number of our 4th and 5th graders did not receive the main line choice of sloppy joes. The students were allowed to replace the sloppy joes with a peanut butter sandwich or lunch meats from the salad bar. We did run out of lunch meat, but had peanut butter sandwiches available. All students h... Full story

  • FPST to Perform in Glasgow, Auditions Set for Sunday

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    Come see what the Fort Peck Summer Theatre has to offer in 2017 with a theatrical reading production of Sorry Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher. The classic mystery began as a radio play, originally airing in May of 1943. This weekend, FPST Artistic Director Andy Meyers will be joined by Pam L. Veis, Nick Dirkes, Mary Kaercher and Jay Michael Roberts at the Cottonwood Inn on Saturday, Feb. 18, and Soma dis Deli on Sunday, Feb. 19. Meyers' recent credits away from FPST include Chicago in Spokane,... Full story

  • Smudzinski Wins Ice Fishing Derby

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    The 19th Annual Ice Fishing Derby was held Feb. 11 at the Dredge Cuts Trout Pond at Fort Peck Lake. This year's derby was very successful compared to the past two years, as the previous event was canceled due to lack of ice and the 2015 derby only saw one perch caught. Participants endured high wind guests of 49 mph and high temperatures between 32 and 37 degrees, but that did not deter them from coming out. There were 62 participates with 177 holes being sold, and an estimated 50 people came... Full story

  • County Brief

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    On Feb. 8 during the Valley County Commissioner Meeting, commissioners agreed to contribute a donation of $1,000 to the St. Mary’s Irrigation Project. The funds will be used to produce a film that demonstrates the need to rehabilitate the irrigation system along the Milk River, and maintaining the dam at Shelbourne Lake, near Glacier National Park. The dam diverts water into the Milk River which then flows up into Canada, before returning back into the U.S. near Havre .If it were to fail the Milk River could run dry. The film will be used w... Full story

  • Hi-Line Sportsmen Banquet This Weekend

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    The first annual Hi-Line Sportsmen fundraising banquet will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, starting at 4:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m. The banquet will feature a prime-rib dinner with all of the trimmings prepared by the VFW Post 3107 and Ladies Auxiliary. Every admission ticket, regardless of membership level will include the prime-rib dinner and a chance to participate in raffles as well as live and silent auctions. There are several opportunities to win a wide variety of items including framed prints, home décor items, gift... Full story

  • Glasgow Director Debuts New Series

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  • A Representative's 'First Bill'

    Casey Knudsen, Legislative Update|Feb 15, 2017

    It is week five for the Montana Legislature, and I apologize I have not written home earlier in the session. We have passed several good bills through the House, including providing inflationary funding for our public schools, electronic communication privacy, and a few bills that expand our 2nd amendment rights. I had the opportunity to be Chair of the Day on Feb. 6, which entails running the floor debate for bills up for second readings. It was a great learning experience, and with 13 bills on the docket, there was a lot of learning to do. I... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor

    Feb 15, 2017

    After reading The Glasgow Courier, Feb. 1, 2017, articles, “America is not a Country” and “Executive Orders, and Refugees and Us,” I was inspired to tell my story. My mother was born Oct. 13, 1919, in the German colony of Kamyshin, somewhere on the Volga River in Siberia, Russia. My aunt was 15 years older than my mother (born in 1904), so she was the one who told me the life they lived. The stories she told me were hard for me to believe. Life was very hard. My grandfather died before my mom was born, leaving my grandma to raise five children... Full story

  • Defending the Immigration Ban: Part II

    Michael Burns, Representing the Right|Feb 15, 2017

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Donald Trump’s estranged executive order has been ejected and eulogized without sending it for an appeal to the Supreme Court. The president has said he is considering writing an entirely new draft of the temporary ban. With national security at stake and the importance of striking a balance with our humanitarian national values, expediency is first priority for the administration. The question should be asked whether Islamic ideas from the iron age are compatible with western civilization, but p... Full story

  • The Speaker Chimes In

    Austin Knudsen, Legislative Update|Feb 15, 2017

    The Montana Legislature is now 1/3 of the way done, and as your representative and Speaker of the Montana House, I wanted to drop you all an update about what’s going on. This session has been much calmer than the previous three sessions I have been involved in, and that is because frankly, there is no money. In 2011, we left Helena with a $500 million budget surplus. In 2013, there was a $350 million budget surplus, and in 2015 the legislature left town with a $300 million budget surplus. Throughout the last election cycle, you heard G... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Feb 15, 2017

    WEDNESDAY – FEB. 15 1-4 p.m. - MT Veterans Affairs Service Officers will visit the Glasgow VA Clinic. Please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214). 2 – 4 p.m. - Birthday Celebration for Rudy Toews at Prairie Ridge, Glasgow. Everyone is welcome and music will be provided. THURSDAY – FEB. 16 9:30-11 a.m. - MT Veterans Affairs Service Officers will visit Malta at the Malta City Hall. Please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you. 7 p.m. - The American Legion and Auxiliary #41 meets at the Glasgow VFW Hall. FRIDA... Full story

  • Gaylord Wayne Miner

    Feb 15, 2017

    Gaylord Wayne Miner, age 87, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Daniels Memorial Hospital in Scobey, Mont. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Scobey Lutheran Church, with Pastor Paul Landeraaen officiating. Pallbearers will be David Solberg, Russell Miner, Brian Halverson, Bruce Dighans, Bruce Fladager and Raymond Belling. Music will be provided by Bev Lund and Jeannie Miner. He was born Sept., 26, 1929, in the Ossette Community to Nettie Ossette Sterner Miner and... Full story

  • Mary Ann Moen

    Feb 15, 2017

    Long time Valley County resident Mary Ann (Clowes) Moen, 93, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, from natural causes in Fargo, N.D., with her daughter, Ruth, by her side. A Celebration of Life will be held at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow on Wednesday, March 8, at 11 a.m. She was born on Feb. 18, 1923, in Polson, Mont., to Homer and Ruth (Biddle) Clowes. The family returned to Glasgow when she was a toddler and there she remained except for the last year of her life. She lived through... Full story

  • Elizabeth 'Betty' Drummond

    Feb 15, 2017

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the clouds parted above the plains of eastern Montana and golden moonlight bathed an abandoned sod-roofed homesteader's cabin. For just a brief moment the winds stopped and the prairie stilled to listen to a young girl's laughter from long, long ago. In the quiet of a winter night, a Montana prairie girl had returned home. A memorial service for Elizabeth "Betty" (Watson) Drummond, 89, will be held at the Bozeman United Methodist Church on... Full story

  • Jeffrey Howard Banfield Alexander

    Feb 15, 2017

    Jeffrey Howard Banfield Alexander, 36, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the University of Utah Burn Center after a house explosion in Glasgow, Mont., Friday, June 10, 2016. He was born to Charlene Alexander and Howard Banfield Jan. 12, 1980, in Marion, Ohio. He joined the Army as an infantryman and deployed with the 172nd Stryker Brigade to Mosul, Iraq. He married Stephanie on R&R during deployment and was then extended and sent to Baghdad for four more months. After their first child was born, he joined the Navy as a cryptologic... Full story

  • Robert Adam Martinson

    Feb 15, 2017

    After courageously living with Fascioscapulohumeral (FSH) Muscular Dystrophy, Robert Adam Martinson, 29, of Idaho Falls, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at his home surrounded by family and friends. A celebration of his amazing life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, Ammon, Idaho. The family will visit with friends from 9:30–10:15 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in I... Full story

  • Janice Ailene Catt

    Feb 15, 2017

    Janice Ailene (Miller) Catt, 79, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Peace Health St. John Medical Center in Longview, Wash. She was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Glasgow, Mont., the daughter of Julian and Evelyn Miller. She spent her childhood in Glasgow and met and married Gary Arlen Catt, Sr. from Fort Peck, Mont. They had four children while living in Glasgow and then moved to Vancouver, Wash., where they had their fifth child. She graduated an honor student and a Scottie from Glasgow Hig... Full story

  • Audrey E. Smith

    Feb 15, 2017

    Audrey E. Smith, age 93, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. A viewing will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., at the Bell Mortuary. Services will be Friday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow A full obituary will be printed next week.... Full story

  • Willpower + Maximum Effort = Success for Scottie Wrestlers

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    The Scotties placed three grapplers on the podium at the All-Class State Wrestling Tournament held in Billings Feb. 10 and 11. In addition to Matt Reyling clinching his second consecutive state title, seniors Tony Kaiser and Gabe Hallock earned hardware for their second-and third-place finishes, respectively. Noting that the weekend was a win for the Scottie wrestling program, head coach Jory Casterline praised the team for their hard work at the tournament and throughout the season. "We went... Full story

  • 14U Ice Dawgs Fall Short of Hardware in Double OT

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    The Montana Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) 14-and-Under Girls State Tournament started Feb. 10 at the Havre Ice Dome. The first-seeded Glasgow Ice Dawgs faced the seventh-seeded Havre Ice Hawks to open the tournament Friday evening, and the Ice Hawks fired off the first goal of the tournament. The Ice Dawgs replied with six unanswered goals. Klaire Krumwiede began the scoring streak, lighting up the scoreboard for Glasgow. Tatum Provencher stretched the Lady Ice Dawgs' lead when she scored a... Full story

  • Scotties Split Malta, Wolf Point Contests

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Feb 15, 2017

    The Scotties finished their regular season with two away games held Feb. 9 and Feb. 10. With a loss against the Malta Mustangs and a win over the Wolf Point Wolves, the Scottie boys enter the District 2B tournament as the number two seed. Malta 52, Glasgow 46 Glasgow gave Malta a run for their money in the 52-46 loss against the Mustangs. The Mustangs won the first quarter, outscoring the Scotties 20-11. However, with consistent quarter-by-quarter scoring for the remainder of the game, the... Full story

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