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  • City Holds Public Meeting on Levee Study

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 22, 2017

    The City of Glasgow, State and County Department of Emergency Services and members of the public met to discuss the recent Feasibility and Suitability Management study for the Glasgow Levee on Feb 15. The study issued a number of options for moving forward with bringing into compliance levee encroachments in the area, so as to remain on the Army Corps of Engineers levee program, according to City Manager Rob Kompel. Currently, there are as many as 54 buildings encroaching on the levee and... Full story

  • Shippwrecked Anchored in Glasgow

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 22, 2017

    Haylie Shipp opened her boutique Shippwrecked in Glasgow's Old Oddfellows Hall in August of 2016, bringing her local roots and keen eye to the downtown marketplace. Shipp, who might be most recognized for her voice on KLTZ/KLAN, decided to open a store she described as, "Target with a vintage vibe." Since opening, Shipp's vision has became more refined: "[It's] vintage farmhouse décor and western funk," said Shipp, adding, "My mom always dragged me to antique stores when I was younger, which... Full story

  • Ice Levels Treacherous

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 22, 2017

    With the recent surge in temperatures in Northeast Montana, ice thickness has decreased dramatically, according to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Service (FWP). Marc Kloker, information and program manager at FWP Region 6, reported that many of the Wardens in the region are reporting poor ice qualities, and that the recommendation is to stay off the ice at Fort Peck. Kloker added most all smaller reservoirs are currently or close to completely thawed at press time. Kloker said this was especially true near inlets, runoff creeks, edges of... Full story

  • Law Enforcement Brief

    Dane Osen, For the Courier|Feb 22, 2017

    An appearance is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 in Valley County District Court for Donald Jay Witkowski, who will make his initial appearance in court on charges related to the death of Glasgow’s Evelynn Garcia. Witkowski is expected to enter a plea at 10:45 a.m. before Judge Yvonne Laird. Following up with last week’s story on the Roosevelt Hotel, all the residents that had been removed have found places to stay. Mayor Becky Erickson would like to extend a thank you to the Glasgow Evangelical Church’s Seth Runner for the church’s assista... Full story

  • Promising Auditions and Winter Readings

    James Walling, The Courier|Feb 22, 2017

    It was a banner winter weekend for the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, in more ways than one. For starters, live theatre returned to Valley County in the form of two staged readings of Lucille Fletcher's classic mystery radio play Sorry Wrong Number at Glasgow businesses. The performances were held at the Cottonwood Inn on Feb. 18 and Soma dis Deli on Feb. 19. Both events were well attended. FPST Artistic Director Andy Meyers was enthusiastic: "The cast is feeling very grateful and proud of the... Full story

  • Businesses, Families Top Dem Agenda

    Jenny Eck, Minority Report|Feb 22, 2017

    Montana Democrats in the House of Representatives have spent the first eight weeks of this legislative session working to strengthen families and businesses across the state. We look to you, our constituents, to share your views and insights with us as we work to keep Montana the last best place. This session, House Democrats have introduced bills that support small businesses and help workers across our great state. One such bill, HB 308, would give tax incentives to employers who help grow our workforce through apprenticeship – including a...

  • National Security: Russia, Crimea and NATO

    Michael Burns, Representing the Right|Feb 22, 2017

    Editor's note: This week, we're introducing a new format from Glasgow-based columnists Michael Burns and Alec Carmichael, who have agreed to square off on issues of national and international significance. Less a debate format than an opportunity to feature in-depth discussion, "Side by Side" will feature structured analysis of current events complete with fact-checking, editorial support and, when necessary, informal arbitration. Eat your heart out social media. To suggest a topic for our duo, write to [email protected]. NATO prevented the...

  • National Security: Russia, Crimea and NATO

    Alec Carmichael, I Digress|Feb 22, 2017

    Editor's note: This week, we're introducing a new format from Glasgow-based columnists Michael Burns and Alec Carmichael, who have agreed to square off on issues of national and international significance. Less a debate format than an opportunity to feature in-depth discussion, "Side by Side" will feature structured analysis of current events complete with fact-checking, editorial support and, when necessary, informal arbitration. Eat your heart out social media. To suggest a topic for our duo, write to [email protected]. The last eight years...

  • There's More to Marriage than Rings

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Feb 22, 2017

    A few days ago I heard of a young couple who had just gotten engaged. What an exciting moment in their lives. And a memory that will last a lifetime. But there’s so much more to getting married than just a set of rings and planning a wedding. Years ago a priest told me that everyone plans for a wedding. He said he wished they spent as much time preparing for the marriage. But that is an impossible task. There really isn’t a way to completely prepare for marriage. Yes, you can help prepare for it by going to premarital classes. What you can’t pr...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Feb 22, 2017

    WEDNESDAY – FEB. 22 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Blood Drive at FMDH Large Conference Room. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Blood Drive at the Glasgow High School. THURSDAY – FEB. 23 8:30 a.m. - The public is invited to attend the Transportation Commission meeting at the MT Dept. of Transportation, Commission Room, 2701 Prospect Avenue, in Helena. FRIDAY- FEB. 24 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Expiring CRP Workshop held at the Cottonwood Inn. The workshop will cover options available to producers after expiration of contract and is held in conjunction with Natural Resources Con... Full story

  • Audrey Smith

    Feb 22, 2017

    Audrey (Berntson) Smith passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the age of 93. Audrey, the daughter of Alfred and Norma Berntson, was born March 1, 1923, in Sanish, N.D., where she and her sisters, Thelma Berntson and Naomi Sherven, were raised and lived through their high school years. Another sister, Minerva, died in infancy. She was confirmed June 28, 1936, at the Sanish Lutheran Church and graduated from high school in 1940. She attended college for two years at Minot State College and... Full story

  • Kathleen Haroldson

    Feb 22, 2017

    Kathleen (St. Germain) Haroldson, Kay to all who knew her, ended her battle with cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. She was born on June 6, 1928, to parents John Thomas St. Germain and Catherine Malony St. Germain, who raised her and her loving sister Josephine, on their family farm outside of Opheim. She attended Opheim School, where she excelled and graduated at the early age of 16. She met and married her soulmate, Joseph Haroldson, on Nov. 6, 1948. She and Joe lived with her father-in-law,... Full story

  • Charles A. Rice

    Feb 22, 2017

    Charles A. Rice, age 63, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at the family home, west of Glasgow, Mont., from complications of diabetes and heart disease. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m., at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, followed by burial at the Highland Cemetery. A reception will be held following burial at 2:30 p.m. at the Glasgow Elks Lodge.... Full story

  • Charles 'Charlie' Henry Frost

    Feb 22, 2017

    Charles "Charlie" Henry Frost, 87, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Funeral Services will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 27, at 1:30 p.m., at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow. He was born June 10, 1929, to parents Henry M. and Josephine (Klein) Frost in Dubuque, Iowa, and was the youngest of four children. He attended St. Anthony's Catholic School in Dubuque before joining the United States Marines in 1951. He served three years in the Marines, part of that time in... Full story

  • Ray Hanel Jr.

    Feb 22, 2017

    Ray Hanel, Jr., 69, of Great Falls, Mont., peacefully passed away at Peace Hospice on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Cremation has been entrusted to Croxford Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, June 16, at 1 p.m., at Hill County Cemetery in Havre. A BBQ for family and friends will be held the following day. He was born in Glasgow, Mont., to Ray and Evelyn Hanel. He entered the military and served his country in Vietnam. He retired from the government and went on to receive a... Full story

  • Ronald Peter Stein

    Feb 22, 2017

    Ronald Peter Stein,75, of Nashua, Mont., passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Bell Mortuary. Condolences may be left at Full story

  • JoAnn Zaborowski

    Feb 22, 2017

    JoAnn (Pluhar) Zaborowski, age 67, of St. Marie, Mont., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Billings, Mont., from complications following surgery. The family has asked her funeral remain a private family service. She was born on Sept. 28, 1949, in Great Falls, Mont., to Leonard Charles and Betty Yvonne (Garlock) Pluhar. She grew up on the family ranch near Cohagen, Mont., and attended the Pluhar School just one fourth of a mile from the house, with her uncle, Art Pluhar, being one of her... Full story

  • June Arline Cotter

    Feb 22, 2017

    June Arline (Nelson) Cotter, 90, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully in Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family and services will be held at a later date. She was born to Helga Nelson and Roy Hanson in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 9, 1926. She lived with her grandmother, Johanna Nelson, in Robbinsdale, Minn., until she was nine years old, at which time she moved to Glasgow with her mother, Helga “Bobbi” Maxwell, and stepfather, Clegg Maxwell. She... Full story

  • Scottie Boys Claim Second at Districts

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Feb 22, 2017

    With a spot at divisionals already secured, the Scottie boys set their sights on making it to the championship game during the district tournament held in Malta Feb. 16-18. To get there, the boys had to defeat Poplar, and the Indians weren't going down without a fight. In a true barn-burner, the Scotties came away with the win, 47-46. The Scotties started off strong, out-scoring the Indians 14-8 in the first quarter. Poplar gathered themselves and closed the gap before the half. As the teams... Full story

  • 14U Ice Dawgs Split Weekend Games

    Feb 22, 2017

    The 14U Ice Dawgs hosted two home games at the Valley Event Center Feb. 18 and 19. The girls snatched an exciting win on Saturday in an overtime thriller against the Dickinson Lady Outlaws. Both teams waited until the final period of the game to do anything offensively. Glasgow lit the scoreboard up for the first time with less than eight minutes remaining in the contest when Kylie Lagerquist, assisted by Zoey Crater and Brooklyn Schmidt, capitalized on a power play to score. Proving that a... Full story

  • Lady Ice Dawgs Fall to Watford City

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Feb 22, 2017

    The 19U Lady Ice Dawgs played one home game this past weekend when they faced off against the Watford City Oilers Feb. 19. The girls were out-shot by Watford City 38-17. In the net, Kassie Moore was able to stop 30 of the shots on goal for the Ice Dawgs. Scoring for Glasgow was Lexi Pehlke with the first goal of the game, assisted by Teagan Fossum in the first period. The Oilers responded with seven goals in the first and second periods to secure a hefty lead going into the final 17 minutes of... Full story

  • Lady Scotties Advance to Divisionals

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Feb 22, 2017

    The Lady Scotties competed at the District 2B Basketball Tournament in Malta Feb. 16-18, playing three games in three days, and punched their ticket to the Northern 2B Divisional Tournament. Their first task of the tournament was to defeat the Harlem Lady Cats in a play-in game on Thursday night. Although they had won over the Lady Cats twice in the regular season, the Scotties still had to work for the 51-40 win. The Lady Cats were most effective with their three-point shots, as the Scotties... Full story

  • Highlanders Crown a Plethora of Champions in Weekend Invitationals

    Brady Flaten, For the Courier|Feb 22, 2017

    The Highlanders competed across the state this past weekend, crowning 19 champions in total. 50-plus wrestlers headed to Poplar, Choteau and Butte Feb. 18 and 19 for their annual invitational tournaments. With State AAU only a few short weeks away, the Highlanders are showing vast improvement and dedication. This Saturday, Feb. 25, the wrestlers will compete in the Sidney Invitational, Havre Middle School and Belgrade Middle School dual tournaments. Poplar Invitational Results First Place:... Full story

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