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Articles from the February 21, 2018 edition

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  • Kelly Found Liable for Fraud

    A.J. Etherington, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2018

    In a Feb. 5 decision in Valley County District Court, Judge Yvonne Laird ordered Patrick Kelly, formerly of St Marie and President of the Saint Marie Development Corporation (SMDC), to pay to New St. Marie, LLC, owner Michael Mitchell a total of $12,518,734.60 for damages, interests and payments made for being found liable of fraud and breach of contract. Kelly had countersued Mitchell, but the Judge denied each of Kelly’s claims. According to Court papers Kelly had served on SMDC’s board of directors since its inception in 2002, following ban...

  • Valley County Spelling Bee Champions

    Feb 21, 2018

  • Commissioners Take Bids, Approve Alvarado

    James Walling, The Courier|Feb 21, 2018

    The Valley County Commissioners approved Hinsdale’s Crystal Alvarado as the new director of Valley County Public Health. She replaces Connie Boreson. The commissioners also took bids on area projects at a Feb. 20 public meeting. These include bids for equipment for the road department, specifically eight motor graders. Valley County Refuse District 1 also seeks a wheel loader. The commissioners will announce their selections by the Feb. 28 discussion and decision meeting....

  • Sheriff's Office Hires Two

    James Walling, The Courier|Feb 21, 2018

    Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle confirms the arrest of Robert Micheal Grimm in Nashua on Feb. 17. Grimm has been charged with assault on a partner or family member, and destruction of a communication device used to obstruct, prevent, or interfere with the reporting of a criminal offense. Sheriff Buerkle also confirms the hiring of two new deputies. The names of the new hires will be released in coming weeks, following official notifications. One deputy has been hired to replace former Chief Deputy Matt Remmich. The second deputy was hired...

  • Ducks Unlimited Celebrates 81 Years

    Ken Jansa, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2018

    The Missouri/Milk River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be hosting its 32nd Annual Fundraising banquet in support of Ducks Unlimited’s 81st birthday on March 10 at the Cottonwood Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Cottonwood will be serving their prime rib dinner until 6:30 p.m. Ducks Unlimited has provided the local chapter with an outstanding lineup of guns and other Ducks Unlimited memorabilia. There is also an awesome lineup of prizes and services provided by the local community. Some of the prizes to be taken home will be given away via l...

  • Highway Patrol Makes Drug, DUI Arrest

    James Walling, The Courier|Feb 21, 2018

    The Montana Highway Patrol arrested Duy Thanh Nguyen, of Portland, Ore, on multiple charges on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation Feb. 15. The arrest was made with the assistance of the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force. Charges are pending at press time, but include driving while suspended, driving under the influence of alcohol, and criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Thanh is currently being held at the Valley County Detention Center....

  • Otto Osen at Wheatgrass

    James Walling, The Courier|Feb 21, 2018

    Otto Osen is the Wheatgrass Arts & Gallery Artist of the Month for March. He describes his work as made up mainly of nonrepresentational or abstract drawing and paintings. The shy artist didn't go on much when prompted at press time, but did mention that most of the works on display will be from a recent period of time spent living in Missoula. Osen's show follows works by Terry-based photographer Mary Kate Teske, who was Artist of the Month for February. There is a reception for Osen scheduled...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Sharon Weston, VC Democratic Committee|Feb 21, 2018

    It is not too early to make sure you can vote in the 2018 elections for both state and federal Senate and House members. Be reminded that there are no longer any polling places in Valley County except for the Glasgow Civic Center in Glasgow, Mont. You may also vote by mail-in ballot. To receive a mail-in ballot, you must first fill out an application. You may pick up an application at the Clerk and Recorder’s Office in the Glasgow Courthouse, or call their office at 228-6220 and request they send you an application by mail, which you must f...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Feb 21, 2018

    The Long Term Care Task Force wants to show our appreciation to the people of Valley County in coming out to support our local informational meetings. The questions asked, the feedback received and the discussions held have been truly enlightening and encouraging as we move forward with the May 8 vote to initiate a hospital tax district. Equally encouraging is the understanding the community has shared in why Valley View is an important member of our community. Nearly 60 people reside at Valley View, and require care that they cannot receive...

  • The Little Things

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just A Thought|Feb 21, 2018

    A few nights ago, my left foot began strongly itching at 3 a.m. It itched so bad that I couldn’t get back to sleep. I had to have lotion applied to it in order to stop the itching. Since it’s difficult for me to reach my feet in order to apply lotion to them, I had to wake up my husband. He got up, applied lotion to both my feet and lower legs and then we both went back to sleep. Later that day, I was thinking about how my husband woke up at 3 a.m., got up and put lotion on my feet without a complaint. All he said was, “I hope that helps...

  • Warm and Fancy

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Feb 21, 2018

    These chilly mornings when my hubby brings me coffee in bed has made me think of days when “Bed Jackets” were common. I remember seeing some of these bed jackets in my mother’s and grandmother’s things. I never knew how they came about, but the bed jackets that I remember were fancy. I am sure that the wealthy may have had jackets made of silk, however the ones that intrigued me the most were hand crocheted. (Was there any other kind of crocheted items available in that era?) Stories of early days do not help me picture women lounging in bed,...

  • Beware Bed Bugs

    Shelley Mills, MSU Extension|Feb 21, 2018

    Anyone can get bed bugs - it is not a matter of cleanliness but more of transportation. They only need a place to hide and a human host to feed on. Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are wingless, oval, reddish-brown insects about ¼ inch long that feed primarily on the blood of humans. They are most often found around, or near the bed but when populations are large they may move to other rooms. They can live up to a year with females laying nearly 400 eggs during that time. The bite of bedbugs can leave a swollen, red, irritated welt usually in clust...

  • Weather Extremes Give Weeds a Bright Future


    Last year’s drought and fire didn’t just set back crop yields, damage land and test communities. The extreme weather may also boost exactly the noxious invaders we don’t want — weeds. Weeds are tough enemies, typically more adaptable to change than their native counterparts. Both droughts AND floods, for example can help spread them. And in Montana, dry conditions have helped them take root. “So it looks like a promising future for invasive plants, when you think about things going on globally,” Jane Mangold, a professor of Land Management...

  • Impressive ISO

    Glasgow Fire Department|Feb 21, 2018

    The Glasgow Volunteer fire Department has been working diligently to make your tax dollars go as far as possible. Through a long grueling process, requiring many volunteer hours, our community has been awarded a better ISO rating. Insurance Service Office (ISO) analyzes the structural fire suppression delivery system provided to our community. Basically how capable our Fire Department, water distribution and supply, and dispatch center can provide the residents of Glasgow with structure fire protection. ISO’s Public Protection Classification P...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Feb 21, 2018

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday – Friday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through April 30. WEDNESDAY – FEB. 21 Foot care will be available at the Nashua Senior Center. Call 746-3370 to sign up or stop in at the center. 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.- Red Cross Blood Drive at FMDH. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.- Red Cross Blood Drive at Glasgow High School hosted by the JMG class.. 1 p.m. - Valley County Conservation District monthly board meeting at the USDA Service Center Conference Room, Glasgow. All meetings open to the public. More info, call 406-2...

  • Eugene "Al" Martin

    Feb 21, 2018

    Eugene "Al" Martin, 85, of Glasgow, Mont. passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Valley View Home. A rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church with celebrant Father Jose Villiparambil. Inurnment will take place at Highland Cemetery following the service. A luncheon will be held at the St. Raphael's Parish Center following inurnment. He...

  • Robert Eugene Fuhrman

    Feb 21, 2018

    Robert Eugene Fuhrman passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Chaplaincy Hospice in Kennewick, Wash., surrounded by friends, family and his wife of 53 years, Patricia. Robert "Bob" was born Feb. 16, 1941, at Fort Lewis, Wash. He moved to Montana at about age 3, where he grew up on the family farm/ranch near Opheim. He pursued his love of agriculture and nature in his career in equipment sales management as well as in his personal life, volunteering at Sacajawea State Park, and camping and...

  • Michael L. Luse

    Feb 21, 2018

    Michael L. Luse, 72, passed on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. He was born in Glasgow, Mont. on Feb. 3, 1946, to the late Walter R. and Eva M. (Foust) Luse. After graduating from high school, he left Montana to serve the United States Navy as a ships cook and was stationed on the East Coast. At the end of his service, he settled in Massachusetts, working in the shipyards before beginning his career as a welder with General Electric in Lynn, Mass., where he recently retired from after 40 years. Michael,...

  • Terrace Kennedy Cole

    Feb 21, 2018

    Terrace Kennedy Cole passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Great Falls, Mont. Services will be held at a later date. He was born on Nov. 18, 1960, the oldest of seven children. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1979, when he was hired on with BNSF and worked out of Shelby, Cut Bank, Havre, Glasgow and Wolf Point calling crews. His greatest joy was his siblings and nieces and nephews. He was a very kindhearted, loving soul. He would help anyone who asked, and he chatted with friends...

  • William R. 'Bill' Grant

    Feb 21, 2018

    William R. “Bill” Grant, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Portland, Ore. He was born July 1, 1937, in Glasgow and was a 1955 graduate of Glasgow High School. He served four years in the U.S. Navy. Home on leave from Basic Training, he married Helen Rusher in July 1956. Following the service, he was employed by the Corps of Engineers at Fort Peck and moved to Oregon in 1970, where the family has since lived. Immediate survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Larry and James; and daughter, Valree, all of Oregon. Two grandchildren als...

  • Jeanette E. Forest

    Feb 21, 2018

    Jeanette E. Forest, 81, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Monday, February 19, 2018. Services are pending at this time....

  • Florence Morey

    Feb 21, 2018

    Florence Morey, 94, passed away due to natural causes on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Big Sandy Medical Center. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held this summer in Opheim. A full obituary will be published at a later date. ​Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Florence’s online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at

  • Robert "Bob" Sam Gilluly

    Feb 21, 2018

    Robert "Bob" Gilluly passed away of natural causes in Anaconda, Mont. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at the age of 84. A celebration of life will be held for Bob in late of June of 2018 in the Bitterroot Valley. For more details, please email [email protected]. Born in Glasgow in 1933, Bob graduated from Glasgow High School in 1951. He then attended the University of Montana from 1951-1952 before he was drafted in the United States Army in February of 1953. He served at Ft. Lewis, in...

  • Eastern Montana Mathcounts Competition

    Feb 21, 2018

  • North Country Sweeps Second Place at Districts

    Feb 21, 2018

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