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  • Hinsdale's Donniaquo Has Big Dreams Ahead

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    Hinsdale senior Codi Donniaquo has a full plate as she counts down the days until graduation. From working at Elle Boutique in Glasgow, preparing her audition for the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, filling out scholarship applications, performing in the Pep Band in a co-op with the North Country Mavericks band while also playing one of the lead roles in the student-led production at Glasgow High School's production of "Grease," on top of her school responsibilities such as homework, each day is...

  • Stop The Bleed Kits Become A Part Of Valley County

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    Editor's Note: Since the publication of this story, training has been set up at Opheim School in April and the Valley Courthouse has scheduled training for their employees in March. Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Kalu Jensen and Connie Wethern made a stop at Frazer School on Feb. 3, to provide training to teachers and administrators how to utilize the newest addition to the school, the Stop The Bleed Kit. "The focus of this class is to save a life. Commi...

  • Record Setting Scotties

    Feb 15, 2023

  • Scottie Speech and Drama Qualify Three For Nationals

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    Three Glasgow Scottie Speech and Drama students traveled and participated in the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) competition in Belgrade. Senior Chase Tarum and sophomore Gabe Proctor competed in their humorous oral interpretation (HOI) events, while senior Mason Swenson had to take his memorized public address and make it a dramatic oral interpretation piece for the tournament, as the tournament does not have an actual memorized public address (MPA) event. The tournament took...

  • Concerning Veterans' Eye Care Proposal

    Feb 15, 2023

    Dear Editor, Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched an initiative to establish national standards of practice for health professionals serving veterans to improve efficiency and consistency in the delivery of care across the VA health system. As part of its process, the VA is considering if it can safely expand the scope of practice of certain non-physician health practitioners. Current VA policy dictates that only ophthalmologists can perform eye surgeries in VA health...

  • To Senate District 117

    Feb 15, 2023

    To Senate District 117 We just completed our 30th day in this 68th Montana Legislature. The halls continue to be full of lobbyists and Montana citizens. Committee bills are still being processed in both the House and the Senate. With the budget surplus, we plan to improve Montana's education, economy, rule of law, and tax policies. Regarding District 17, here are some specific bills that could enhance our way of life. Senator Kenneth Bogner is sponsoring Senate Bill 203, which is an act...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Feb 15, 2023

    Dear Editor, The editors and columnists in Ag Publications have often stated that if the ranching community hopes to get anything done they have to speak with one voice. I agree. However, some large organizations claiming to represent the cow/calf producers and feeders are not representing our interests. One of the main issues that are dividing us is mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) of beef and pork. Frankly, I am baffled as to why these organizations are opposing it if the cattle...

  • Montana's Right to Repair

    Feb 15, 2023

    Dear Editor, Montana farmers and ranchers face numerous challenges. Some of these challenges such as weather, commodity prices, and bank loan rates are beyond a single farmer's ability to manage. On the other hand, there are challenges faced by Montana producers, which one could reasonably consider as manageable, yet in reality are not. One of the biggest challenges thrown in the face of Montana agriculture that falls in this category is when original equipment manufacturers lock farmers and...

  • Six Steps To Kick-Start Your Small Business In 2023

    Feb 15, 2023

    Dear Editor, Making predictions is never easy, especially for small business owners and their managers. Unlike their larger counterparts, small firms do not always have the resources necessary to monitor and adapt to new consumer trends and/or changes in the economy. Even entrepreneurs who've experienced numerous business cycles face new circumstances that confound their instincts and knowledge. As we enter the new year, it is important to assess the economic landscape to determine the best...

  • A Message From Glasgow Superintendent Wade Sundby

    Feb 15, 2023

    Glasgow parents, students and community, Caring Hands (formerly Soroptimist) has graciously provided funding for our students in the month of March. Caring Hands will be paying for K-12 student lunches every Thursday throughout the month of March. On behalf of the Glasgow School District administration, staff and students, I would like to thank Caring Hands for this wonderful donation to our students! Again, Caring hands will be paying for lunches for K- 12 students every Thursday in the month of March!...

  • Montana Department Of Transportation Approves Funding For Local Airport Projects

    For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Aeronautics Board approved over $2.85 million in funding during its Helena meeting Jan. 17 and 18. The requests were for a variety of improvement projects that focused on runway, taxiway, and apron reconstruction, master plans, lighting enhancements, land easements, perimeter fencing, building construction, and snow removal and weather equipment. A portion of the money awarded in grants and loans each year goes to leverage 90/10 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) match dollars for large airport...

  • Case Dealership

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    Do you remember when the Case dealership in Glasgow was on Hwy 2? As I remember, the building was about in line with the stop light where turning to cross the railroad tracks. This facility was marked by two large eagles outside the building. These were not flying eagles, rather two standing eagles. This was rather a fascinating draw in my childhood days. It might have been so as my Dad worked there at one time but I doubt it. Those eagles marked that site for many years and I have often wondered what happened to them. Might they still be in...

  • New To Medicare?

    Aging Services Specialist Lisa Baxter, For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    Turning 65, decisions, decisions… A few months before you turn 65, you should learn about Medicare coverage choices and consider important enrollment times and your coverage options. You should start at least three months before you turn 65. Visit Medicare.gov or call the State Health Insurance Program hotline: 1-800-551-3191 to be assigned a counselor near you. Your initial enrollment period (IEP) is three months before you turn 65, the month of your birthday and three months after. Most people will enroll in part A because its generally p...

  • Nemont Manor Happening's

    Feb 15, 2023

    Jennie Mason, of Crafting Reimagined, hosted a community crochet class on Jan. 20 where each participant had the opportunity learn the art of crochet while making a dishcloth. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as for 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. Events are also listed in our Calendar of Coming Events which is usually...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Event in the Area

    Feb 15, 2023

    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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. 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. Events are also listed below. N...

  • Snowpack Percentages Decrease After One Month of Below Normal Precipitation

    For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    Following nearly three months of abundant precipitation across much of Montana, weather patterns changed in early January, producing relatively dry conditions for the month. January precipitation totals were lowest along the Rocky Mountain Front, northeastern Montana, and western Montana. Most of southwest Montana received slightly less than normal January precipitation. “The storm which brought two to three feet of mountain snow in many locations during the last week of January really saved us. Without that storm, basin-wide snowpack p...

  • Courtney 'Corey' Lee Carlson Jr.

    Feb 15, 2023

    Courtney “Corey” Lee Carlson Jr., of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. He was surrounded, supported and eternally loved by his daughter and grandson, sister, cousin and dear friend. A memorial service will be held at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, on Friday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. A reception and luncheon will follow at the Glasgow VFW beginning at 2 p.m, and all who shared his life and his journey are welcome to attend. Corey is preceded in death by his par...

  • Roger Wagner

    Feb 15, 2023

    The world lost a beloved Montanan on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, when Roger Wagner of Nashua, Mont., passed from congestive heart failure. He was a family man who loved celebrations and was dedicated to making his community a better place. Roger's service would not be complete without the community he loved. Please join us for a service at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., or a Vigil Service at Bell Mortuary the evening of Friday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m....

  • Harvey Allen Steen

    Feb 15, 2023

    Harvey Allen Steen passed away peacefully in Helena, Mont., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, with his wife Ila by his side. He was 91. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Harvey was born to Harriet (Zieger) and Forrest Steen in Hinsdale, Mont., Aug. 9, 1931. He lived on the family farm until age six when the family moved into town. He was a Hinsdale High School graduate, 1949, and attended Northern Montana College for two years. He served in the US Army from 1951-1954 where he trained...

  • Doris Helen Vescovi

    Feb 15, 2023

    Doris Helen Vescovi passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Glasgow, Mont., at age 94. There was a private viewing and the burial will be in Miami, Fla., at a later date. She was born in New Jersey but lived most of her life in Miami, with her husband, Thomas J. Vescovi, a Delta Airlines Captain. She moved to Opheim, Mont., with her daughter Claudia in 2015. Doris is survived by her three daughters, Claudia Vescovi-Davenport (Jerry J. Davenport), Valerie Vescovi and Kathleen Ziegler (Michael...

  • Services For Dalton J. Williams

    Feb 15, 2023

    Dalton J. Williams, age 23, of Wolf Point, Mont., passed away unexpectedly at the Billings Clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. A wake will be held for Dalton at the Wolf Point Community Hall starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. A funeral will be held at the hall at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 and burial will follow in Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family, Bellmortuarymontana.com...

  • Irle Elementary Second Quarter A Honor Roll

    For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    Second Grade Lillian Baumgartner Holly Bell MacKenzie Bigelbach Bridger Brooks Jaxon Budde Will Fuhrman Bristol Krauth Eli Love Cayson McDowall Jonah Milam Ezra Moala Jack Murphy Ava Odom Murdock Pattison Tannen Riihimaki TenLea Sundeen Kila Tatafu Third Grade Cameron Burns Kennedy Flaten Elijah Holinde Hattie Kalinski Khloe Kaufman Holden Kloker Domani Marcheselli Cora Nelson Emmalyn Schaefer Paislynn Stringer GeraLynn Wiltfong McKay Yoakam Fourth Grade Jacob Ball Lively Braaten Blakely Burleson Noah Cooper Journeigh Fercho Josie Hartwell...

  • Montana State Robotics Event Gives Lustre Students A Chance To Show Their Teamwork

    MSU News Service Marshall Swearingen, For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    When the Lustre Lions team visited Montana State University Feb. 4, five months of hard work will boil down to intense two-and-a-half-minute rounds of robotic action. Pitted against 35 other teams from around the state at the FIRST Lego League finals tournament, the five team members will unleash their energy-themed creation made of advanced, motorized Lego pieces and programmed with a basic coding language that introduces students to computer science. The robots complete preassigned missions such as unloading and moving pieces of cargo, and...

  • Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center Receives Grant To Support Expanded Mental Health And Substance Use Treatment Services

    For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center (EMCMHC) is pleased to announce that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) recently awarded EMCMHC a $4 million dollar, four-year planning and implementation grant that will allow the agency to implement the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model for care delivery in eastern Montana. The CCBHC model of care focuses on comprehensive and coordinated care, including: Crisis Services; Treatment Planning, Screening, Assessment, Diagnosis & Risk Assessm...

  • Law Enforcement

    Feb 15, 2023

    For the week of Feb 6 through Feb. 12, there were 15 motor vehicle stops, one report of loose horses and four reports of loose / barking dogs. Saturday, Feb. 4 1422 – Reporting party stated his 90-year old aunt got a call from someone stating they were with Dish Network. Before she realized this was not right, she supplied her social security number and her date of birth. The reporting party called this in concerned, and advised him to contact Dish Network directly and report the fraud. It was also advised for the caller to contact the v...

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