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  • Extreme Cold Snaps Northeast Montana into Winter

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 17, 2021

    An Arctic Air Mass moved in from the north and settled over much of the United States during the last week and a half bringing with it dangerously low temperatures and wind chills across all of Montana. The bitter cold arriving in early February seemed especially harsh in northeast Montana and snapped Valley County out of a relatively warm and mild January and into more than a week's worth of continuous sub-zero temperatures giving the region its first prolonged taste of Winter so far in 2021....

  • Gianforte Lifts Statewide Mask Mandate

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 17, 2021

    Montana Governor Greg Gianforte issued an executive order on Feb. 12 allowing the statewide mask mandate to expire following his signing of a law protecting businesses from COVID-related liabilities. The news was not a surprise. Gianforte had said he intended to lift the mandate once businesses were shielded from liability by the Montana state legislature and a significant number of vulnerable residents had been vaccinated. “Since January 5th, I have provided a clear, consistent path to rescinding the mask mandate,” Governor Gianforte sai... Full story

  • Remembering Strong Women

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Feb 17, 2021

    I am thinking of "Strong Women" today. Over the years we have heard a lot about Women's Rights, strong women, etc. I found an old, old photo of a township plat showing all sections of land with the name of the person that had filed. Some of these filings were listed as 1903. This of course was a Township and Range where my family currently has property. Most names were unknown to either my husband or me, but what did catch my attention was the number of women that filed for homestead filing....

  • Dennis Chandler

    Feb 17, 2021

    Mass of Christian Burial for Dennis Chandler was conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Patrick Zabrocki officiating. Interment will be followed at Plentywood Cemetery. Dennis G. Chandler, 71, of Plentywood died at Sheridan Memorial Hospital February 9, 2021. Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements: read the complete obituary, post remembrances, send cards and flowers online at Dennis Greg... Full story

  • Carl Richard "Dick" Kuebler

    Feb 17, 2021

    Carl Richard "Dick" Kuebler, age 78, passed away in East Helena, Montana on February 4th at home after a lengthy illness. Dick was born on February 8, 1942 in Glasgow, Montana to parents Emil and Linda (Zeller) Kuebler. He attended schools in Fort Peck, Malta and Nashua, Montana. Dick entered the US Navy in 1958 and served 20 years working on the crash crew and as an air traffic controller on land and sea. He traveled the world, living with his family in Japan, Texas, California and Ohio before... Full story

  • Ronald Owen Jensen

    Feb 17, 2021

    It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our brother/son Ronald Owen Jensen on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, from natural causes. Ron was born on May 11, 1955, at Trinity Hospital in Minot, North Dakota, to proud parents Otto and LaVerne Jensen. Ron was older bother to Bruce, Brad and Gary. He started life in Westhope, North Dakota, before Dad's job took us to Bridger, back to Westhope, then to Plentywood, on to Westby, and finally arriving in Billings on Good Friday 1967. Ron attended... Full story

  • Leon E. McNabb

    Feb 17, 2021

    Leon E. McNabb, 78, of Glasgow, Montana passed away February 10, 2021. Leon was born to Leo L and Eva (Lingle) McNabb July 21, 1942 in Roosevelt County, Mont. After he graduated High School he was drafted into the Marines. Leon was a carpenter by trade and he worked for the Glasgow School District in Maintenance. Leon was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses of Glasgow. Preceding him in death are his loving wife, Donna; father, Leo; mother, Eva and brother, Gene Robert; Raymond Reed, Roy Dean,... Full story

  • Loy A. Ellsworth

    Feb 17, 2021

    Loy A. Ellsworth, born in Glasgow, MT and a 50-year resident of Edgewater Park, NJ, passed away on November 22, 2020 at the age of 82 after a hard-fought battle with Covid-19. Loy is lovingly remembered by his wife Lillian of 62 years and his remaining two children Lonna Moczulski and Ronald. Loy was predeceased by his sons Darrell and Kevin whom he dearly missed. He leaves behind sister-in-law Janice, her children Michael and Cindy Ward, niece Theresa Ventresca, 8 grandchildren and 7... Full story

  • Glasgow Wrestling Puts on a Weekend Show

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 17, 2021

    Coach Jory Casterline was pleased with his team's performance after the Scotties faced off against the Miles City Cowboys in a dual to cap off their penultimate week of the season. The Scotties had another busy week, traveling to Havre last Tuesday for a dual, followed by a home mixer Friday and the Saturday dual, which was followed by 13 exhibition matches between to the two teams. The 42-25 dual win over Miles City showed the team's improvement over the season. Glasgow lost an early season...

  • HS Ice Dawgs Cleaning Up Well

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 17, 2021

    Playing at home in a rematch against the Bozeman Icedogs, the Glasgow Ice Dawgs continued to show discipline on the ice and a new control not reflected by the final scores. Saturday, the Dawgs lost 9-1 and fell 10-3 Sunday morning but again turned in nearly perfectly clean games, registering only one infraction per game, a marked improvement from earlier this season. The visiting Icedogs got the jump on the Dawgs, taking a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period Saturday evening. Puck control...

  • Scottie Girls Roll Over Poplar and Harlem

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 17, 2021

    Tyann Graham told the Courier the Scottie girls would need to play well to secure wins over Poplar and Harlem. The Glasgow girls basketball team did not fail to deliver this past weekend. At home on Thursday, they took the first of their two weekend conference victories, beating the Poplar Indians, 59-46. Friday in Harlem, the Scotties exploded offensively, beating the Wildcats 79-33. Glasgow took a 16-9 lead at the end of the first quarter against Poplar at home powered by their aggressive...

  • Scottie Boys Tight Games

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 17, 2021

    The Glasgow Scottie boys basketball team faced off against the Poplar Indians and the Harlem Wildcats for the second time this season. Glasgow again won their game against Poplar, 59-56 this time, and lost to Harlem, 62-52. Both games posted much closer final scores than those of their first meeting, when Glasgow lost to Harlem by 20 then defeated Poplar by a 20-point margin. Poplar took a 14-10 lead in the first quarter of the game in the GHS gymnasium Feb. 11 but Glasgow pumped in 17 points...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Area Events

    Feb 17, 2021

    The Valley County Pioneer museum’s hours for February through April will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center is open Monday through Friday by advanced appointment only. Masks are required and group size will be limited. Call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 406-526-3493 for more information. Links to the menus for area schools are listed below: Hinsdale School Saco School Opheim School https:/...

  • AARP Montana Issues Resource Guide to Help Those With Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

    Feb 17, 2021

    Helena, Mont., Feb. 11, 2021 – Montana families are closer to accessing the information they need about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout thanks to a newly launched online resource center from AARP Montana. The site offers up-to-date information as well as answers to frequently asked questions about how to navigate the vaccination process in Montana. The resource guide is available by visiting “We have received many calls, emails and texts from people trying to figure out how to receive a vaccine,” said AARP Montana State Direc... Full story

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