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Articles from the February 22, 2023 edition

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  • Star Quilt Presentation: A Time Honored Tradition At Tournament Time

    Feb 22, 2023

  • Valley View Home Fights The Good Fight In Helena

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    Valley View Home’s administrator Wes Thompson has been making trips back and forth to Helena in order to be a part of the current legislative session and express the need to raise Medicaid rates in order to continue to keep the same level of patient care residents deserve and keep Valley View Home’s door open for the community. “Wes is forever going to bat for us. He is going to bat with the state legislature,” stated Staff Development Coordinator Brianna Leader. In initial votes on Feb. 16 by the legislative subcommittee, Medicaid provide...

  • Welcome To FMDH FNP Toennis

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    Since the beginning of December, Kris Toennis has been seeing patients in the Glasgow Clinic as the facility's newest family nurse practitioner (FNP). Though she was born and raised in Miles City, Glasgow and the surrounding area is very familiar to her. "Growing up, Glasgow and Miles City were Class C rivals. I came to the area for sports and loved spending time at Fort Peck during the summer," said Toennis. Prior to coming to Glasgow, Toeness had been a registered nurse for 31 years, working...

  • Jury Finds Big Leggins Passed From Natural Causes While In Custody

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    The Valley County Courthouse was the setting of a coroner’s inquest on Feb. 14, pertaining to the in-custody death of Darryl Big Leggins, of Hays, Mont., that occurred on Feb. 10, 2022. At the time of his death Big Leggins was being held at the Valley County Detention Center under contract for the Montana Department of Corrections. At the time of death, to ensure transparency and to eliminate any perceived conflict, Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer requested the Phillips County Sheriff/Coroner Jerry Lytle and the Montana Department of Justice t...

  • District C Winners Head To Divisionals With Perfect Records

    Feb 22, 2023

  • Signs Of Vaping Addiction

    Valley County Public Health, For the Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    Editor’s Note: This is part one of a five part series regarding E-Cigarettes. Answering yes to any of these questions means it’s time to get help quitting. Do you or someone you know: Need to vape as soon as you wake up or during class Feel anxious or irritable when you want to vape Have trouble concentrating or sleeping Keep vaping even though you know it’s bad for you Find yourself reaching for your vape without thinking about it Go out of the way to get e-cigarettes Get interrupted by thoughts about aping throughout the day How To Get Help...

  • Tester Secures More Than $15 Million For Rural Water Infrastructure In NE Montana

    For the Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    As part of his continued effort to support economic growth in rural communities, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $15 million through his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for the Fort Peck – Dry Prairie Rural Water System. The funding, which was awarded by the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), will be used to support substantial completion of the project. “Montanans sent me to the Senate to deliver for our communities,” said Tester. “This funding to build out top-notch water infrastructure will help support busines...

  • Wild Horses

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    Does anyone remember the herd of wild horses that used to run the prairies around the present day location of St. Marie? At least that was the perception of a few of the young persons that got to make the Opheim-Glasgow trip with their parents back in the day. It was some years before I was able to put 2 and 2 together. I am sure that these horses probably belonged to the Etchart Ranch or maybe several of the area ranchers, but it was a good fantasy for a youngster that was into western movies....

  • Feb. 19, 2023 To MT Senate District 17

    Feb 22, 2023

    As eastern Montana has been attending wrestling and basketball events, the legislature continues to move legislation that will help all Montanans. Competition is heated with debates and is very fast-moving. Rules and decorum keep us in order, but sometimes the crowd, like during an athletic event, voices their opinion I do it every day here, whether in committee or on the floor, with a green (yes) or a red (no) vote on the issue at hand. We have reformed some of the government regarding...

  • Montana's Housing Crisis

    Feb 22, 2023

    Dear Editor, There is no singular cause for Montana's housing crisis. Rising costs of land, materials, and labor combined with people moving into our communities, further straining our infrastructure, has made for an increasingly critical housing situation. On top of that, developers, builders, and local governments are trying to build housing under old, outdated land use and planning statutes from the 1920s. As an attempted quick fix, many of the housing bills this legislative session mandate...

  • Legislative Update From Speaker Pro Tempore Rhonda Knudsen

    Feb 22, 2023

    My fellow Northeastern Montanans, For the 68th legislative session, I was elected to a new role as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Montana House of Representatives. This gave me the opportunity to collaborate with Leadership to create the House committees. The makeup of these committees is crucial to efficiently and effectively passing conservative legislation. As Speaker Pro Tempore, I am also responsible for reviewing each piece of legislation and assigning it to the appropriate committee. As a...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Event in the Area

    Feb 22, 2023

    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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. 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. Events are also listed below. N... Full story

  • Strong People – Strong Bodies

    MSU Extension Agent Roubie Younkin, For the Courier

    No matter what your age, no matter what your starting point, this program will help you improve your body. Through weight bearing exercises, repetitious stretching, practicing balance and improving bone density you will find yourself loving your knew body in just 12 weeks. The Strong People, Strong Bodies program combines these exercises to build strength, stamina, balance and reduce the effects of osteoporosis. These elements work most powerfully when used together. This program is offered to men or women of all ages, but targets ages 30 to... Full story

  • Howard Edward Reinhardt, Jr.

    Feb 22, 2023

    Howard Edward Reinhardt, Jr., age 75, peacefully passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Howard was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., on Sept. 16, 1947, to Howard and Anna Reinhardt. Howard was the youngest of seven children. He attended high school in Pittsburgh. After graduating from high school, Howard enlisted in the United States Air Force and served overseas. After discharging from the... Full story

  • Darlene Ann Greenwood

    Feb 22, 2023

    Darlene Ann (Kuecks) Greenwood, 81, of Glentana, Mont., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. She was born to parents Henry and Sarah Kuecks, on March 5, 1941, in Glasgow, Mont. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service is planned at the Glasgow Evangelical Church for 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, with Pastors Tom Fauth and Owen Childers officiating. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, a reception will follow the burial back at... Full story

  • Gordon W Reimche

    Feb 22, 2023

    Gordon W Reimche, age 84, of Nashua, Mont., died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. A celebration of life will be planned for Memorial Day weekend in Nashua. Gordon was born on July 14, 1938, to Sam and Lois (Brown) Reimche. Gordon graduated in 1956 from Nashua High School and attended MSU Bozeman studying agriculture. Gordon married Judy Bunday and had two children. He joined the National Guard and attended basic training at Fort Ord on the... Full story

  • Sally Boehm

    Feb 22, 2023

    Sally Boehm, age 83, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow, from complications of Type II Diabetes Mellitus. It was Sally's wish to be cremated. Sally was the middle daughter of Ervin and Viola (Harr) Boehm. She was born on June 10, 1939, in Glasgow. She grew up on a farm near Fort Peck, Mont. Sally graduated from Glasgow High School in 1957. Sally worked hard her whole life. She raised her four children on her own without any... Full story

  • Robert H. Claypool

    Feb 22, 2023

    Robert H. Claypool, 97, of Glasgow, Mont., formerly of Hinsdale, Mont., passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow. Services are being planned for summer of 2023.... Full story

  • Rotunda Roundup From Montana Farmers Union

    Rachel Prevost and Jasmine Krotkov, For the Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    The following is a weekly update of Montana Farmers Union involvement in the 2023 Legislature. MFU is the state’s largest and oldest grassroots farm advocacy organization representing family farms, and has worked more than 100 years on behalf of Montana farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Two bills dealing with Montana Farmers Union’s priority of securing producers’ right to repair their own equipment have been introduced. Both HB 475, sponsored by Rep. Tom France, and SB 347, sponsored by Sen. Willis Curdy, would provide farmers and ranch...

  • Montana Pulse Crop Committee Seeking Research Proposals

    For the Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    The Montana Pulse Crop Committee invites proposals for market development and educational projects designed to promote and enhance Montana’s pulse industry. The Montana Pulse Crop Research & Marketing Program aims to stimulate and expand Montana’s pulse crop industry through research, promotion, and market development of pulse crops grown in Montana. A complete Request for Proposal, list of guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application procedures are available The Mon...

  • 2023 Montana Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Applicants

    For the Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    Know a Montana rancher, farmer or forestland owner who goes above and beyond in the stewardship and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2023 Montana Leopold Conservation Award Nominations may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may nominate themselves. The application can be found at The application deadline is March 15, 2023. Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or postmarked by March 15, 2023, and mailed to: Leopold Conservation Award c/o Rangeland Resources...

  • Plant Addiction

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    Can I talk about this today? They do say half the battle of curing an addiction is admitting you have one. But you can't be cured if you don't really want to be. And I've convinced myself my case really isn't that bad...Dennis may think differently. I will admit to having caused two of our three daughters to become hooked on houseplants and/or container gardening as well. I believe it's genetic, though. My mother hooked me, as well as my sisters. I think my brother escaped unscathed. Maybe it's...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled By Kirsten Keiser, The Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, February 20, 2013 There's a new piece of equipment that rated a whole new room for itself at Valley View Home. A shiny NuStep recumbent cross trainer machine stands in a pleasant room with a window looking into the sky and a hillside of homes, thanks to a generous donation from the Theo and Alyce Beck Foundation, with assistance from the Valley View Foundation. A chapter has closed in the struggle to replace Glasgow's crumbling swimming pool, but a longtime advocate for...

  • Can You Count On Social Security?

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    If you’re getting closer to retirement, you might be thinking more about Social Security. Specifically, can you count on it to contribute part of the income you’ll need as a retiree? There’s been an increase in alarming language surrounding the solvency of Social Security, but in reality, its prospects are not nearly as gloomy as you might have heard. Here’s the story: Under current law, Social Security is estimated to exhaust its trust funds by 2035, after which benefits could be cut by 20 percent, according to the 2022 Social Securit...

  • Down In The Valley

    Richard Noble, For the Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    Nowadays, one can form a technology startup almost anywhere. The internet, global supply chains and remote workforces mean that you can thrive even in the most remote locations. It hasn’t always been that way, though. Indicative of this is the cluster of companies nestled together in northern California, which have become household names in the technology space. Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe all call the area home. Of course, we’re talking about Silicon Valley here, but how then did this global center for technology come to be? The his...

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