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Articles from the February 19, 2020 edition

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Marj Markle Makes Scottie History

For Marj Markle, basketball started at a young age among her competitive siblings. She remembered playing ball in the driveway of their home on the Glasgow Air Force Base almost every night. As the...


NorVal Loses Appeal to HRC

The Montana Human Rights Commission has ruled in favor of Shalaine Lawson following an appeal on the decision of an administrative hearing officer who decided that NorVal Electric Cooperative and NorVal’s General Manager Craig Herbert were guilty o...


Congratulations To Speech & Drama State Champs

Dear Editor, We would like to congratulate the two new Speech & Drama State Champions – Hurrah!!! Also, we have enjoyed reading all the articles and have been impressed with the coverage that Sp...


Congrats Scottie Wrestling

Dear Editor, The community of Glasgow should be very proud of the young men that coach and wrestle at the high school level. I have been involved with wrestling since the days of Lenny Leonard, the...


Mission Critical! Contact FSA to Enroll In Key Safety-Net Programs

Dear Editor, The clock is ticking... March 16 is THE LAST day to make what is likely one of the most important business decisions you will make for your farming operation this year. If you have not...


Montana's Elk Hunting Traditions Worth Preserving

Dear Editor, For decades Montana has been the envy of hunters who pursue elk. Our state has healthy elk herds because of our incredible habitat on public and private lands. We enjoy the longest...


Fighting For A Healthy Environment

Dear Editor, I read the Republican Administration's budget proposal for 2021 ( It cuts programs essential to our health, economic...


Disrupted Plans

We had planned to head to the Outpost Cafe in Opheim on Valentine’s Day for their steak and shrimp special. Mother Nature intervened, disrupting our plans with a short but intense snowstorm. Our home is only about 50 yards from the highway, but in...


Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. through April. THURSDAY – FEB. 20 5:30 p.m. - Meet Governor Candidate Dr. Al Olszewski at the VFW, 1222 US-2, Glasgow. 7 p.m. - American Legion Post 41 and... Full story


Vintage Books Available For Purchase At GCCL

The Glasgow City-County Library (GCCL) has received numerous donations of vintage books over the years and the Valley County Friends of the Library would like to find new owners to experience these unique stories. There is currently a selection of vi... Full story


Keithe 'Thor' R. Thorson

Keithe "Thor" R. Thorson died unexpectedly in his home Sunday, February 9, 2020. Keithe was a vibrant 72 years old. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bell Mortuary... Full story


Darlene 'Toots' Mae Murch

Darlene "Toots" Mae Murch, 82, of Nashua, Mont., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont. Services are being planned for sometime... Full story


Gary Allen Turner

Gary Allen Turner, 66, died of complications following heart surgery at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, in Kalispell, Mont., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. He went home to be with our Lord, Jesus... Full story


Darlene Ramsbacher

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Darlene Marie (Brenden) Ramsbacher. She passed away at St. Patrick Hospital, in Missoula, Mont., on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at the age of 77. A... Full story


Johnny 'John' Ray Turner

Johnny "John" Ray Turner, 65, of Nashua, Mont., passed away from Parkinson's and dementia at at the Valley View Nursing Home, in Glasgow, Mont., on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, with his... Full story


Thomas 'Tom' Albert Hickok

Thomas "Tom" Albert Hickok, 87, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Valley View Nursing Home, in Glasgow. Tom was born in Saco, Mont., on Dec. 10, 1932, to Major B. and Sara... Full story


CRP General Signup Deadline is Feb. 28

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup to enroll by Feb. 28. This signup is available to farmers and private landowners who are either... Full story


Scotties Achieve Alchemy - Turn Silver Into Gold

You would have been forgiven if you had worried about the Scotties' chances at the State Tournament in Billings on Feb. 14 and 15. A tough season with a number of challenges, illnesses, injuries, a...


Scotties Trample Wolves on Senior Night

It was the last night on the Scottie gymnasium floor for four Scottie seniors-Keely Fossum, Anika Peters, Laura Ross and Taylor Pederson-and they made it count. Facing off against the Wolf Point...


Scottie Boys Fall to Wolf Point, Malta

The Glasgow Scottie boys basketball team stepped out in front of their home crowd for the last time this season on Feb. 13. The starting line-up for the game included all five Scottie seniors-Kobe...


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