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  • State Finds Town Of Nashua Failed To Submit Finances

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    At the end of 2023, a number of Town of Nashua taxpayers submitted an Application for Review of Claim Against a Local Government Entity (Claim) to determine if the Town of Nashua’s violated their fiduciary requirements. These taxpayers wanted to know, from the Montana Department of Administration (DOA), if the Town failed to file annual financial reports with the department, failed to complete and submit an audit or financial review to the department as required and/or failed to adopt by resolution and then submit an annual operating budget to...

  • Downtown Trees Being Vandalized

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    Though weather conditions have gone from winter to spring back to winter again with icy roads and sidewalks, the Glasgow Beautification Committee is utilizing time and resources to ensure the trees in the Glasgow downtown space thrive which results in the area to be beautiful and distinctive when residents and tourists enjoy the outdoors. However recent bouts of vandalism have damaged the trees, which have resulted in continued loss of resources, including time and money. “It’s so discouraging. The one at the corner of the Nels Kent building, t...

  • Class C District Champions!

    Feb 21, 2024

  • Glasgow Couple Has Requests Denied By State Supreme Court

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    Todd Kolstad and Krista Cummins-Kolstad, of Glasgow, filed an emergency petition on Feb. 6 with the Montana Supreme Court asking the highest Court to overturn the 17th Judicial District Court Judge Yvonne Laird’s gag-order and for the Court to take supervisory control of the case involving their child. During this hearing, the Supreme Court ended up not overturning the order and also declined to take control of the case. A week later, the Kolstads again filed the request for the Montana Supreme Court to take supervisory control of the case invo...

  • Glasgow Elks Lodge Makes Donation To Local Food Bank

    For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    Glasgow Elks Lodge #1922 recently made a $2,000 donation to our local Valley Community Emergency Food Bank. The Glasgow Lodge applied for the funds for the donation from the Elks National Foundation (ENF) through their Gratitude Grant Program. Gratitude Grants are the ENF's way of saying thank you to every Lodge that meets the Elks National President's per-member-giving goal for giving to the ENF. Glasgow met that goal for the 2022-2023 year to be eligible for this grant and hopes to meet that...

  • Glasgow Hosts Termite/Mite Hockey Jamboree At The Valley Event Center

    Feb 21, 2024

    The Glasgow Mite Jamboree was held at the Valley Event Center this past weekend with 11 teams, 21 games and more than 120 Mites/Termites players hitting the rink for hockey action throughout the two day event....

  • To The Glasgow Community:

    Feb 21, 2024

    Two weeks ago, your Glasgow Elks Lodge 1922 hosted the Montana mid-year Elks convention, with 135 in attendance. The meeting was a huge success, and I think it is proper to give credit where credit is due. The businesses in the Glasgow community stepped forward with advertising and financial support that attendees from other communities found to be "amazing" for a town of our size. The comments on all the motels were simply super. The visitors reported the community to be friendly, courteous...

  • Gypsy Comes To Life

    Feb 21, 2024

    Ladies and Gentlemen: I grew up in the Lustre Farm Community north of Frazer. My dad, Arnold Sonsteng, was a pioneer. He homesteaded there in 1916. Dad had 15 children – 10 boys and 5 girls. I happen to be the 13th child. I am a 1951 Glasgow High School "Scotties" graduate. My brother, Stanley Sonsteng, worked at the Glasgow Courier for many years. My brother-in-law Ivy Knight worked for the Courier as well. Back in 1953, I married a Texan who stationed at the Air Force Base in Great Falls. A...

  • Senate Bill 442

    Feb 21, 2024

    Dear Editor, In my family there is a wide swath of political views and when you are in the same room as we were for the Holidays, the juvenile name calling stops and thoughtful discussions can occur. What these discussions revealed was that while we have many differences, there is also agreement. Well, if I'm being honest, there was some juvenile name calling too, we are family after all. But back to my point, I wonder then, why don't we at least have the things we all agree on? For example, we... Full story

  • Dement Beach

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    Remember Dement Beach? Not many have even heard of it. Dement Beach was a recreational facility located about 10 miles north of Opheim or approximately six miles north of Glentana. I have remembered this recreational facility in the past but it does amaze me that many of the local residents of Opheim and Glentana haven’t heard of it. I am fortunate to have several original pictures of this resort as well as finding old news items concerning it. In my young days of living in that area it was a great place for ice skating parties. Speaking of i...

  • Department Of Revenue Reminds Property Owners Of Upcoming Important Deadlines

    For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Montana Department of Revenue would like to remind owners of real and personal property about several important deadlines approaching soon: March 1 Due Date Business and industrial equipment owners need to report their personal property online with the department’s TransAction Portal (TAP) at Businesses have a statutory reporting requirement if their total statewide market value of equipment is over $1 million. Businesses whose statewide market value is $1 million or less are exempt from the business equipment tax. T...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Feb 21, 2024

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Visitors to the Fort Peck Interpre... Full story

  • Lorraine Merrill Hamilton

    Feb 21, 2024

    On February 12, 2024, as she had started around the sun for the hundredth time in her red satin white polka dot pajamas Lorraine Merrill Hamilton passed away peacefully. She was always quite the fashionista. Lorraine was born in Glendale, Calif., Nov. 7, 1924. She was the fourth daughter and child of Kathryn and Oliver Merrill. Her younger brother, Ollie, joined the family two years later. She graduated from Hoover High School and went to Glendale College before marrying Robert Grant Hamilton... Full story

  • Pearl Nickels Services

    Feb 21, 2024

    Pearl Fisher (Carlson/Wagner/Ochsner) Nickels passed away of natural causes on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Glasgow, Mont. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, Mont., with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. A reception will follow at noon at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow.... Full story

  • Lutefisk Dinner Scheduled For Sunday, Feb. 25

    For the Courier

    Lutefisk at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow is being served on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu includes Lutefisk, meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, lefse and orange sherbet for dessert. Tickets will be sold at the door, adults $20, students $10 and children under 6 are free. We look forward to seeing you for some good food and fellowship at First Lutheran Church, 641 2nd Ave. N., Glasgow. Proceeds from this event will go towards the new lift project and additional funding is provided by Thriven... Full story

  • Montana Stockgrowers Celebrates Accomplishments of M Bar Leadership Academy as Inaugural Program Concludes

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is excited to announce the first graduating class of its premier leadership program - the Montana Stockgrowers M Bar Academy. Launched in June of 2022, The M Bar Academy is an 18-month program which fosters and grows leaders in the Montana ranching industry and provides individuals the opportunity to improve leadership skills, gain understanding of industry issues, and develop the expertise needed to provide leadership in Montana Stockgrowers, its...

  • Montana FSA Program Dates/Deadlines

    USDA In Montana, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    USDA in Montana reminds agricultural producers of important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program dates. Contact your local service center to apply and with any questions. Visit online at and Feb. 29, 2024: Deadline to file a 2023 notice of loss and application for payment for LIP. The 30-calendar-day timeframe to submit a notice of loss from the date the loss is apparent for the 2023 and subsequent program years has been waived. The new deadline for filing a notice of loss under LIP will be the same as the final date...

  • MSGA Opens Applications for 2024 Summer Internship

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Internship Program until March 31, 2024. The internship duration will be from May - August. The MSGA Summer Internship Program was created to provide students with a hands-on experience of the various facets of association event planning and execution, policy development, social media engagement and coverage, and member engagement. This internship program is made possible from support of the Montana Stockgrowers Foundation. “MSGA is looking forward to w...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards on Feb. 15, show 516 cattle sold. Utility and commercial cows brought in $99 to $112; canner and cutter cows $83 to $95; and young feeding/turnout Cows $103 to $171. There are no cattle auctions this week....

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 Another two names have been added to the race for Valley County Commissioner District 1. Russell Dahl filed for the seat last week and Paul Tweten filed to run on Friday. Both are running against Dan Carr. Commission Dave Pippin announced at the end of last year that he would not be running again for his position. The local Girls Staters for 2014 are Josie Braaten and Amy Breigenzer, of Glasgow. Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary #41....

  • Lustre News

    Vivian Wall, For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The LCHS girls basketball team defeated Frazer 68-30 in Wednesday's District 3C tournament game, and lost to North Country on Thursday at 3 p.m. They were victorious against Dodson 61-19 on Friday afternoon, qualifying them to play against Circle in Saturday's consolation game. Coach is Bill Reddig, assisted by Sadie Brown. The LCHS Boys tied for first place with 17 wins and 1 loss, but lost the coin toss for seeds in the tournament. They beat Frazer Wednesday at 4:30, and Circle Thursday...

  • Lustre Christian Boys Repeat as District 3C Champs

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Lustre Christian Lions repeated as District 3C champions after defeating Frazer, Circle and co-conference champions, Scobey/Opheim this past weekend in Glasgow. Lustre enters the Eastern C Divisional Tournament with one loss – to Scobey – while Scobey advances with two losses – both to Lustre. North Country went 2-2 at the District Tournament to finish in fourth and also advance to the Divisional Tournament. North Country beat Nashua in a hard-fought battle, fell to Scobey/Opheim, defea...

  • North Country Girls Claim District 3C Championship

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The North Country Mavericks defeated Lustre Christian and Scobey/Opheim at the District 3C Tournament in Glasgow this past weekend to both maintain their perfect record and bring home another District championship. Lustre Christian defeated Frazer in the first round and fell to North Country in the second round to move to the back side of the bracket. The Lions defeated Dodson in loser-out action to advance to the consolation game where they fended off Circle in overtime to take third place. Nas...

  • Ice Dawgs Down Billings

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Ice Dawgs closed out the regular season at home this past weekend with a pair of wins over Billings. Glasgow beat Billings 10-1 Friday for senior night and won 8-2 Saturday. Glasgow finishes the season with a 15-3 record and 30 points. Miles City, 15-2, in the BSHS East and Bozeman Black, 15-2, in the BSHS West both have 30 points as well but with games left on their schedule. The Dawgs go into the State Tournament as the number two seed in the East. Lex Fairclough started the scoring...

  • Scottie Boys Advance To Divisional Tourney

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Scottie boys posted a 1-2 record at the District 2B Tournament in Wolf Point this past weekend to advance to the Northern B Divisional in Malta as the number four seed. Glasgow opened the tourney Thursday with a 55-45 loss to Poplar, survived loser-out action against Harlem with a 42-39 win and fell 46-35 to Fairview in the consolation game Saturday. Glasgow and Poplar held even at 12 in the first quarter before the Scotties pulled away 32-24 at the half. Poplar cut into Glasgow's lead in...

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