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Articles from the February 24, 2021 edition


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  • A Message of Love: FPST's Own Give Back to Chayten Pippen

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    The evenings of Feb. 14 and 15 were filled with a message of love, of hardship and of despair that came in the form of Love Letters-an epistolary play that takes place within the letters between a man and a woman over 50 years and chronicles a tumultuous relationship punctuated by ups and downs and accented by comedy. But the real message of the night was one of charity and love directed at Chayten Pippin and his family from the event's main cast, FPST veterans and the shows immediate sponsors,...

  • McKean Ousted From FWP Commission Warns Against Politicization of Wildlife Management

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    The Montana Senate voted on party lines to reject the appointment of Andrew McKean of Valley County to the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission on Feb. 19. The vote to reject McKean passed 31 to 18 with the entire Republican caucus voting against and the entire Democratic Caucus voting in favor of McKean. In November of 2020, then-Governor Steve Bullock appointed McKean to serve out the remainder of former commissioner Logan Brower's term, who moved from Scobey to Helena that same year. McKean's...

  • Valley County Deputy Fired for Misusing Criminal Justice Network

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    A Valley County Sheriff’s Deputy was promptly fired in late January after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office determined he misused a sensitive government database known as the Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN). According to Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer, the deputy was placed on administrative leave as soon as the incident was reported and then fired immediately after the investigation determined wrongdoing had occurred. The Courier requested a statement from Sheriff Boyer regarding the investigation details and the ide...

  • A Thank You to My Community

    Feb 24, 2021

    Dear Northeast Montana, This Friday, coming home from the District Tournament in Malta, Zora and I had car trouble. It was late; it was dark; the temperature was 8 degrees and falling. There were all the usual calculations: how far still to Hinsdale? (8 miles) How long does a very small person retain core body temperature? When will someone realize something is wrong? Unbeknownst to us, there under the cold stars, from the instant the car stopped, we were already held in a web of caring and... Full story

  • Inclusive Policies, Not Exclusive

    Feb 24, 2021

    Dear Editor, As a high school library assistant, I witness the importance of making every student feel safe, welcome and supported. HB 112 would ban transgender students from participating in athletics that align with their gender identity. This bill would affect athletes in elementary school through the collegiate level. A report released this month by the Center for American Progress found that trans-inclusive athletic policies (2011-2019) did not negatively affect cisgender girls (those whose... Full story

  • From Senator Mike Lang On SD 17

    Feb 24, 2021

    Feb 21, 2021 Moving of bills has been slow. We are required by law to have the Senate bills referred to the House at the end of the 45th day, March 3rd. Committees and the floor sessions will be long for the next 10 days. Little fun on the floor today. The State Tax Appeal Board (STAB) got Senate approval to become the Montana Tax Appeal Board. The Treasure State Endowment Program is now the Montana Coal Endowment Program. TSEP, now called MCEP is from the production of Montana coal. Fund is dow... Full story

  • Weekly Legislative Update from House Speaker Pro Tem Casey Knudsen

    Feb 24, 2021

    February 19, 2021 HELENA- We are less than two weeks away from Transmittal which is the halfway point of the legislative session, which is the time when all general House bills must be voted on and sent to the Senate and Senate bills to the House. Committees are quickly working to ensure that all bills get acted on. The highlight of this week was Governor Gianforte signing House Bill 102 into law, which ensures every Montanans’ right to self-defense is now protected from state barriers. This l... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Area Events

    Feb 24, 2021

    The Valley County Pioneer museum’s hours for February through April will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center is open Monday through Friday by advanced appointment only. Masks are required and group size will be limited. Call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 406-526-3493 for more information. Links to the menus for area schools are listed below: Hinsdale School https://hinsdale.k12.mt.us/District/1128-Untitled.html Saco School http://sacoschools.k12.mt.us/District/1571-Untitled.html Opheim School https://sites.google.com/si... Full story

  • Marlin Mogan

    Feb 24, 2021

    On the morning of February 20th, 2021, surrounded by family in his home, Marlin Mogan passed away after battling cancer. Marlin was 63 years old. Born on January 27, 1958 in Glasgow, Montana to John and Agnes (Jones) Mogan, Marlin grew up in an active, loving household with older siblings, Dannette, Nancy, Gilbert, and younger brother, Edwin. Marlin loved sharing stories of wild childhood adventures and working on the family farm. In high school Marlin enjoyed playing basketball and running... Full story

  • Larry Alan Anderson

    Feb 24, 2021

    Larry Alan Anderson was born January 10, 1948 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. He was the first child born to Rufus and Marth (Weinmeister) Anderson, who lived on their farm south Nashua. On the evening of February 14, 2021 Larry passed away in Glasgow at the home of his sister. Larry had been facing several challenges after being in a car accident the afternoon of September 29, 2020. He was 73 years old at the time of his passing. Larry attended Nashua Public Schools and... Full story

  • Valley County COVID Update

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    As of Feb. 22, the Montana map tracking the coronavirus in the state showed Valley County with nine confirmed active cases, 792 recovered, 11 deaths for a cumulative case number of 812. Three new confirmed cases were reported in the county on Tuesday: a female aged 0-9, a male aged 10-19, and a male aged 60-69. The state map reflects only confirmed cases and health officials caution the true number of active cases is likely significantly higher. The state map showed the total doses of vaccines administered in Valley County at 1,249, with 335...

  • New Law in Town

    Feb 24, 2021

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  • Scottie Girls Beat Wolves and Eagles

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    The Glasgow Scottie girls basketball team finished the final week of the regular season with two wins and one loss. Glasgow will enter the District 2B tournament in the second seed, below the first-seed Malta Mustangs and above the third-seed Wolf Point Wolves, who Glasgow defeated 36-33 on Friday on the road. On Tuesday of last week, the team traveled to Glendive where they dropped a game to the Dawson County Red Devils. The home team rallied in the fourth quarter to overcome Glasgow and claim...

  • Scottie Boys in Senior Night Overtime Thriller

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    The Glasgow Scottie boys basketball team started off the final week of their regular season with a Tuesday night match up against the Dawson County Red Devils, dropping the game 46-30. The boys rebounded back Friday night in Wolf Point, beating the Wolves 66-59. Saturday night at the Dawg Pound for Senior Recognition night, the Scotties put on a show, snatching a double-overtime win against the Sidney Eagles. At home on Tuesday, the Scotties went down in the first quarter, 19-8, to the Red...

  • Glasgow Grapplers Finish on a High Note

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    The Glasgow Scotties' unusual wrestling season ended in a most usual way – strongly. "I feel like our guys are doing the right things right now," said coach Jory Casterline after his team finished the regular season this past weekend. "And that will carry over [into divisional and state tournaments]. We'll continue to get better every weekend." Sidney and Poplar traveled to Glasgow on Feb. 19 for the Scotties' final regular season home match. Sidney, as was probably expected, came out on top i...

  • Lady Mavs Take Top Spot in District 3C

    Amber Erickson, For the Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    The Lady Mavericks came out Champions of the District 3-C tournament with a 67-31 victory over the Scobey Spartans. The girls came out confident and mentally focused. They did a great job of executing the adjustments we had talked about going into the game after playing Scobey twice in the regular season. As a team we shot the ball very well from the perimeter knocking down 8-3 pointers. The girls defense was excellent, making Scobey earn every bucket they got. I couldn't be more proud of this...

  • Scobey/Opheim and North Country Claim Top Spots in District 3C

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    The Scobey/Opheim Spartans claimed the number one spot in the boys basketball District 3C tournament in Malta this past weekend, while the North Country Mavericks walked away the girls champions. The Spartans, North Country Mavericks and Dodson Coyotes will move on to the Divisional tournament in Sidney this weekend for the boys tournament. On the girls’ side, the Mavericks, Scobey/Opheim Spartans and Lustre Christian Lions will advance. Action for the boys began last Wednesday. The Lustre Christian boys defeated Nashua by a score of 70-36 a...

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