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  • No New Vote to Limit Marijuana Business in Valley County

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Feb 16, 2022

    While Valley County currently no limitations on the types of marijuana businesses allowed, some residents of smaller communities have voiced concerns about allowing businesses to set up shop. "My understanding was there was some concern specific to Hinsdale," County Attorney Dylan Jensen said during the regular Feb. 2 commissioner meeting. "There is no way to petition the commissioners specifically to decide whether they would put it up for a vote. They would just decide they could provide...

  • Bringing Up Grades With the Kiwanis


    The Glasgow Kiwanis Club presented BUG (Bring Up Grades) Certificates to 28 students at the Irle Elementary School recently. Ice cream with toppings was served to them by students from the Glasgow Middle School Builders Club. Charles Wilson and Lisa Koski represented the Kiwanis Club. Those students in the fourth grade who brought up their grades were Bethany Bras, Clair Britzman, Ava Budde, Myracle Henry, Addison Hughes, Quincy Iwen, Olivia Jackson, Harry Murphy, Rueby Nixdorf, Ryker Nixdorf,...

  • 'Free Throw Champs'

    Feb 16, 2022

  • Glasgow Senior Citizen's Center in Need of Traffic Regulations


    With safe access for members a continuing problem at the Glasgow Senior Citizens Center, representatives have approached the city council to help find a resolution. “We have a parking problem over in front of the Senior [Center], and we wonder if we can find a solution to take care of it,” Sherry Richardson told the city council during their regular Feb. 7 meeting. “We have had a couple of accidents around there. We’ve had people who are coming and going in wheelchairs, walkers and canes, and the speeding of the people going by [in vehicle...

  • Sheriff Requests Investigation into Death of Detainee in Valley County Jail

    FOR THE COURIER|Feb 16, 2022

    Sheriff Tom Boyer announced via press release that Darryl Big Leggins, age 55, of Hays Montana died while in custody Feb. 10 at the Valley County Detention Center. Big Leggins was being held under contract for the Montana Department of Corrections. Sheriff Boyer requested the Phillips County Coroner and the Montana Department of Justice to investigate the death. Sheriff Boyer said, “At this point in the investigation it appears Mr. Big Leggins died from natural causes. I have asked for an independent coroner and investigator to make sure we a...

  • Fish and Wildlife Commission Approves 2022-23 Hunting Regulations

    FOR THE COURIER|Feb 16, 2022

    HELENA – At its Feb. 4 meeting, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved hunting regulations for the 2022 and 2023 hunting seasons with a significant focus on changes to elk hunting opportunities. All final regulations approved at the meeting will go into effect when the new license year begins on March 1. New regulation booklets for moose, sheep, mountain goat, bison, deer, elk and antelope will be available online this month and in print by mid-March. Hunters should make sure to read through the new regulations before applying for p...

  • Statewide Blewett  Wrestling Scholarships Offered

    Press Release, For the Courier|Feb 16, 2022

    For the 16th year in a row Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III, a trial lawyer from the personal injury law firm of Hoyt & Blewett PLLC in Great Falls, Montana, has offered three $1,000 scholarships to the top student/wrestlers around the state of Montana for Classes “AA”, “A”, and “B/C”. The scholarships are awarded to the top wrestler from each school classification who has displayed the best combined qualities of wrestling and academic achievement. Both boys and girls wrestlers are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The award will go to...

  • Dorothy Barton

    Feb 16, 2022

    Dorothy Barton, 92, peacefully passed away on February 6 with her daughters and sons-in-law by her side. Her kindness, generosity, sense of humor, and faith and trust in Jesus were as evident in her passing as they were in her daily life. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at the Saco Methodist Church. Dorothy was born in Crystal Lake, Illinois, on March 1, 1929 to Charles and Mabel Schroeder and raised on a dairy farm with her beloved sisters, Marion, Alice, and Marjorie. She graduated from... Full story

  • Edward "Ed" Leon Mason

    Feb 16, 2022

    Edward "Ed" Leon Mason passed away peacefully at home in Wolf Point, Montana, at 4 am on February 8, 2022, with his loving wife, Sandi, of 28 years, by his side. He was 79 years old. A viewing was held on Feb. 14 at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Cremation followed. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point with a luncheon to follow. He was born in Central Lake, Michigan on February 17, 1942, youngest of three children... Full story

  • George Henry Zeiger Jr. 2-17-1951 - 2-6-2022

    Feb 16, 2022

    George Henry Zeiger Jr., 70, of Glagow, Montana, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on February 6, 2022 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. George was born February 17, 1951 to George Harvey and Esther (Weasa) Zeiger in Glasgow, Montana. He received early education in Vandalia, Montana and graduated from Hinsdale High School. On February 27, 2008 he married JoAnn Holt in Glasgow, Montana and they made their home in Saco, Montana, the couple later relocated to Glasgow. George is... Full story

  • What are some considerations for Senior Citizens who plan to move?


    Two of the largest determinants of where a Senior may plan to move are their health status including whether they need assistance and what type of financial support they may need. If the Senior is married often times they may be able to live independently, however their spouse may need more support than they can provide. The cost of Independent Living Communities are on the average $2800.00 a month. The cost of Assisted Living can run over $4000.00 a month and at the highest spectrum are Nursing homes at well over $7000.00 a month. To fund...

  • A Breath of Fresh Air for Behavioral Health

    Valley County Care Coalition, FOR THE COURIER|Feb 16, 2022

    For far too long, there has been a stigma surrounding mental health, making it incredibly difficult for the very people who need it the most to reach out. With an estimated 44 million people living with a mental illness and around 60% of them not receiving any treatment; something needs to be done to address this topic. In recent years, change has been happening. Communities are rallying for a seat at the table and those without a voice are finding space to speak freely. Behavioral Health is now talked about more than ever and professionals in...

  • J.E.M. Memorial Scholarship

    FOR THE COURIER|Feb 16, 2022

    Dr. Joseph E. McCarthy was a lifelong educator. He held a fierce passion for teaching, and his continued dedication was for ensuring the youth of America had a firm foundation and understanding of finance and higher education as it related to real-world experience. His focus was on Finance, but he had a rounded overall world view of life and was not only an educator, but a student in the fiercest sense ensuring that his mind was always active and he was always learning. In dedication of his years of service to the education of America’s y...

  • Community Calendar

    Feb 16, 2022

    FEBRUARY 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 photo ID & proof of your physical residence. For more information, contact Brenda Tarum, treasurer, at 406-367-5100. WEDNESDAYS 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-In Clinic — Valley County Health Department. All other vaccinations by appoint...

  • Where oh where has my little dog gone! She was there a minute ago


    Who would have thought! Last week, February 7th, we were out walking around Saint Marie. We went the back way, where there are open spaces and gravel roads, there is a large amount of foundations only in that area, ages ago the homes had been moved to parts unknown in Montana. We came across Kathleen Bushy and a pup on a leash and at first… we thought she was talking to herself! Then a man’s voice called out to her but where the heck was he?!! Kathleen came up to us and told us that her friend , Dave Evans, was down in the storm drain che...

  • Living in Nashua

    Feb 16, 2022

  • Green Spaces


    I must need a vacation from writing. I keep putting off getting this column done each week lately and so I miss the actual deadline. Luckily, the editor/manager at the Courier has been putting up with my tardiness. I am taking next week off. If someone else would like to sub in for me, I think the paper would appreciate it, maybe. And maybe you’ll have a new gig. I’d be okay with being replaced… We’re heading off to near Chicago where our youngest lives. We’re driving (well, Dennis is), so we’re very hopeful the weather will behave and that ro...

  • Tech Space

    Richard Noble, SPECIAL TO THE COURIER|Feb 16, 2022

    It’s Valentine’s week! A time for hastily buying chocolates and flowers in an attempt to put material values into how much you like another human being. What happens when you don’t have a sweetie to shower with gifts however? Do you wait patiently for February 15th to enjoy National Singles Day? Happily, we’ve the internet to the rescue. Those of us looking for love have a wide range of apps and websites to help us along! But how did we get here from the personal columns of yesteryear? Grab a pina colada and join me for an escape into the wor...

  • Cali Grace Hopstad

    Feb 16, 2022

    Cali Grace Hopstad was born at 1:42 p.m. on Jan. 5 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital to parents Chaz and Taylor Hopstad of Glasgow. Cali weighed in at 6 pounds, and is 18.25 inches long. She joins one brother, Cruz. The baby's paternal grandparents are Charles and Roberta Hopstad of Glasgow, Montana. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Roger Trang of Nashua, Montana. Paternal great-grandmother is Irene Degele of Glasgow, Montana and maternal great-grandmothers are Arlene Trang of Kalispell,... Full story

  • Laine Rose Burgess

    Feb 16, 2022

    Laine Rose Burgess was born at 1:52 a.m. on Jan. 5 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital to parents Brady and Erin Burgess of Glasgow. Laine weighed in at 6 pounds, 6 ounces and is 17.5 inches long. The baby's paternal grandparents are Mitch and Rene Burgess of Gillette, Wyo. Maternal grandparents are Todd and Patti Cayko of Fairview, Montana.... Full story

  • Axton R. Britsch

    Feb 16, 2022

    Axton R. Britsch was born at 9:50 p.m. on Jan. 13 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital to parents Chris Britsch and Shyanne Clem-Isakson of Glasgow. Axton weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and is 19 inches long. He joins one sister, Willow. The baby's paternal grandparent is Roger Britsch of Hinsdale, Montana. Maternal grandparents are Randy and Twyla Isakson of Glasgow, Montana.... Full story

  • Julian Marcus Jensen-Muniz

    Feb 16, 2022

    Julian Marcus Jensen-Muniz was born at 12:51 on Jan. 19 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital to parents Marcus Muniz and Jalinn Jensen-Rowe of Wolf Point. Julian weighed in at 5 pounds, and is 18.5 inches long. The baby's maternal grandparent is Wendy Durney of Wolf Point, Montana.... Full story

  • Pierre James Eugene Brockie

    Feb 16, 2022

    Pierre James Eugene Brockie was born at 8:20 a.m. on Feb. 8 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital to parents Tyrus Brockie and Alyssa Ostrom of Malta. Pierre weighed in at 8 pounds, 5.5 ounces and is 21 inches long. He joins three brothers, Cohen, Corbyn and Brickie. The baby's paternal grandparents are Lester Weigand and Maunaloa Brockie of Harlem, Montana. Maternal grandparent Nena Malmen of Saco, Montana.... Full story

  • Annalise Noel Wiltfong

    Feb 16, 2022

    Annalise Noel Wiltfong was born at 8:33 a.m. on Feb. 11 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital to parents Ryan and Michelle Wiltfong of Glasgow. Annalise weighed in at 8 pounds, 1.5 ounces and is 18.5 inches long. She joins one sister, GeraLynn. The baby’s paternal grandparents are Jon and Lisa Wiltfong of Glasgow, Montana. Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Lori Frank of Glendive, Montana.... Full story

  • Mac J Morehouse

    Feb 16, 2022

    Mac J Morehouse was born at 5:04 a.m. on Dec. 24 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital to parents Luke and Keegan Morehouse of Glasgow. Mac weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces and is 19.25 inches long. He joins two brothers, Jack and Jett. The baby’s paternal grandparents are Keith and Mary Moorehouse of Glasgow, Montana. Maternal grandparents are Julie Gregory of Billings, Montana and Bart Jensen of Gillette, Wyoming.... Full story

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