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  • McKean to Serve on Gov's Get Outdoors Advisory

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    Glasgow resident Andrew McKean loves the outdoors and has worn many hats within the outdoor industry. He has been a hunter, an independent journalist writing about the outdoors and even as former editor-in-chief of Outdoor Life magazine. It's only fitting he was one of 16 people throughout the state to be selected by Governor Bullock to serve on the Get Outdoors Montana Advisory. As a member, he is tasked with growing and making Montana's outdoor recreation economy more viable. "The outdoor...

  • Daines Hosts Town Hall in Glasgow

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    Senator Steve Daines hosted a town hall at the Glasgow VFW Post 3107 l Feb. 15 to meet with and take questions from constituents. The stop was one of many on a total tour of the Big Sky State that included a stop in all 56 counties. In front of a very friendly crowd that applauded much of what Daines discussed, he opened his speech with a recap of his recent trip to the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexico border where he met with border patrol agents and did a ride along during an evening patrol....

  • Cases of Measles on the Rise, Mumps Confirmed in Montana

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    Even with modern medicine and vaccination schedules, the measles are making the rounds throughout the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14 of this year, 127 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states, with the closest being Washington and Oregon. Even though there are no confirmed cases in Montana, as of yet, precautions need to be put in place to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Measles is a highly contagious disease and can be very serious for young...

  • FMDH's Major Face-Lift Continues

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    Over the past few years, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital and the various departments within the hospital have seen much needed upgrades and face-lifts in order to keep compliant with healthcare regulations and also provide patients with the best possible care. Patients of the hospital and the Glasgow Clinic have learned to adapt and have had to be more aware of their surroundings as many departments have moved locations and corridors have been closed off to allow for construction. "We are...

  • Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital announced on Feb. 12, it has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, th...

  • In Support of APR

    Feb 20, 2019

    Dear Editor, Recently a friend handed me a Letter to the Editor written by Ed Butcher, a former State Senator, retired teacher, and outspoken critic of the American Prairie Reserve – the subject of that letter. "Read this, Stan, and tell me what you think," he said with a grin - knowing that I like what APR is doing. Mr. Butcher's letter was an attack on the American Prairie Reserve, a privately funded, tax-paying enterprise in eastern Montana's dry-land prairie. It isn't competing with a...

  • Invasive Mussels in Legislation

    Feb 20, 2019

    Dear Editor, If zebra mussels are allowed to gain a foothold in Montana waters, it could cost Montanans hundreds of millions of dollars per year. It might seem dramatic, but it's true-certain invasive species of mussels could do a massive amount of damage to Montana lakes, rivers, and water supply. And if we don't do anything about it, it'll be Montanans footing the bill. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation released a new report outlining the enormous economic damage to...

  • Statement From Bob Connors on the Feb. 15 Bus Drop Off in St. Marie

    Bob Connors, Superintendent of Glasgow Schools|Feb 20, 2019

    The following is a statement from the Superintendant of Glasgow Public Schools Bob Connors on the recent drop off of students in St. Marie last Friday. Details about that Story can be found in Saint Matie News in section C of this edition of the Courier. Friday, Feb. 15, due to the snowy road conditions in St. Marie, the school buses that service that area released students as close to their homes as possible, not at designated stops. We apologize for the lack of communication on the District’s part. These commitments are for all routes that t...

  • Remembering History

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Feb 20, 2019

    “When the elderly die, a library is lost and volumes of wisdom and knowledge are gone.” This is a line I happened upon sometime ago and have thought about so often. How many times has an item crossed your mind and you have that brief thought about asking your Mom or Dad about it, or maybe an elderly neighbor? The sad thing is that there are not too many of those people left anymore. Not long ago I found myself reminding someone that Glasgow did have a bakery and was surprised they did not remember. The tables were then turned somewhat, as I w...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. WEDNESDAY – FEB. 20 THROUGH SATURDAY – FEB. 23 Eastern C Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament at GHS. THURSDAY – FEB. 21 10 a.m. - Books and Babies Story Time at Glasgow City-County Library. 6-8 p.m. - Think Spring Plan & Plant Your Garden Food Workshop at the Pioneer Museum, Hwy 2, Glasgow. 5:30 p.m. - Bell Mortuary presents a Pre-Plan Party at St. Raphael Parish, 412 3rd Ave. N., Glasg... Full story

  • Property Assessment Office in Wolf Point to Close

    For the Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    The Montana Department of Revenue’s Property Assessment field office in Wolf Point will close permanently on Thursday, Feb. 28. This closure is part of the department’s move to streamline operations and best use its limited resources. After the closure, the Glasgow field office will be the primary resource for the needs of Roosevelt County property owners. That office is located at 501 Court Square, No. 7, in Glasgow and may be reached at 406-228-6236. Property owners may visit any of the department’s field offices for assistance. The closu...

  • Marion Warren

    Feb 20, 2019

    Marion (Bissell) Warren, of Nashua, Mont., passed away at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the age of 97. Services will be held on Saturday, April 20, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. Burial will be on Saturday, April 20, at the Nashua Cemetery in Nashua. She was born May 25, 1921, to homesteaders Harvey and Avis Bissell. She lived with them at their homestead on the North Bench nine miles from Nashua with her two sisters, Lois and Ruth. Marion's children are now... Full story

  • Ardine Grayson

    Feb 20, 2019

    On Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, our mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Ardine Catherine (Snyder) Grayson, 88, passed away peacefully. Her final resting place will be at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Mont., at a later date. She was born a twin on July 18, 1932, in Glasgow, to Arden Marshal and Mary Teresa Snyder. Her mother passed away three weeks after their birth. The girls were raised by their grandparents in Glasgow because their father worked for the Anaconda Mining Company in Argentina.... Full story

  • Mildred I. Long

    Feb 20, 2019

    Mildred I. (Waarvik) Long was born Aug. 29, 1926, on the John Baker farm in the Lustre community, Valley County of northeastern Montana, to Isak and Christine Waarvik. She went to her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. She attended the Cotton Wood and Success rural schools in the Ossette, Mont., community and graduated from Opheim High School in 1944. She attended Concordia College in Minnesota (1944-46). After college, she taught at the Pleasant View School in Peerless, Mont.; Bjorklund School,... Full story

  • Judy Quinlivan

    Feb 20, 2019

    Judy Quinlivan passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Donald and Lorraine Quinlivan, the original owners of Town & Country Furniture in Glasgow, Mont. After cheering on the Glasgow Scotties through high school, she attended Gonzaga University where she graduated with bachelor and master degrees in sociology and a masters in human resource management. She worked for the city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department for 27 years and... Full story

  • Gerald Lee Borgen

    Feb 20, 2019

    Gerald Lee Borgen, 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and neighbor went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Lee was born March 24, 1937, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Helen (Janzen) and Gerhard Borgen. He attended grade school in the Cottonwood Community north of Frazer and graduated from Frazer High School in 1956. While a lifelong farmer, rancher and musician, he was a family man first. Lee took his future bride, Barbara Kay Bjorgo, on their first... Full story

  • Into the Sunset: The Forgotten Cowgirl Singers

    For the Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    Singer-songwriter Almeda Bradshaw will be taking audience members on a journey to learn more about forgotten women singers on Sunday, March 3, starting at 7 p.m., at the Valley County Pioneer Museum with free admission. Dale Evan's success as Queen of the West is owed to a century of cowgirls in show business. Made sensationally popular by dime-store novels and touring Wild West troupes, a public love affair began with the clean-cut cowgirl image which allowed women a respectable avenue into...

  • No Consolation for Malta

    Georgie Kulcyzk, The Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    The Glasgow Scotties faced a daunting task during the District 2B Tournament held in Glasgow ,Feb. 14-16. The experience for both the boys and girls mirrored each other, somewhat. Both teams were required to prevail in a play-in game on the 14th before they could even enter the tournament bracket. They both accomplished wins that secured their participation at divisionals with notable performances from Saul Hansen, who scored 19 points for the boys, and Taylor Pederson, who led the Lady...

  • District 3C Tournament Box Scores

    Feb 20, 2019

    Boys 2-14-19 Game 1 North Country 56, Nashua 45 NC 9 11 20 16 – 56 Nashua 11 14 5 15 – 45 North Country: J. Taylor 4, J. Lee 10, L. Idler 10, J. McColly 6, B. Simonson 5, T. Murphy 21. Free throw percentage 70 percent. Nashua: M. Winchester 23, E. Viste 4, G. Adkins 5, S. Sibley 10, A. Morgan 3. Three-point field goals: M. Winchester 5, G. Adkins 1. Fouled out: E. Viste, S. Sibley. Free throw percentage: 55.6 percent. Game 2 Dodson 76, Opheim 27 Dodson 34 22 7 13 – 76 Opheim 2 7 12 6 – 27 Dods...

  • 19U Ice Dawgs Recognize Seniors

    Georgie Kulcyzk, The Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    The 19U Ice Dawgs hosted the Bismarck Capitals in one game at the Valley Event Center on Feb. 17. The Lady Ice Dawgs were unable to out-score their opponent and lost by two goals, 3-1. While Bismarck lit the lamp three times early in the game, Glasgow was not able to answer until the final period of the game when Katie Kaiser found the back of the net for her team, denying a shut-out for Bismarck. The game was light on penalties as well, with each team picking up just three each. Senior goalie...

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  • Still Enjoying the Challenge

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Feb 20, 2019

    I’m sorry I missed getting a column in the paper last week, but I was away visiting our youngest daughter in Illinois. She’s also a cross fit enthusiast, and friends with a nutritionist. Therefore, she’s very strong on portion sizes, and having the right varieties of food on the plate. She isn’t doing the Whole Life Challenge, but might as well be. I didn’t worry about straying from the nutrition side of things. There was a lot of freezing rain while I was there, so for exercise, I hiked up and down the staircase and around the living ro...

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