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  • Valley County Spelling Bee

    Vivian Wall, For the Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    The Valley County Spelling Bee was held Feb. 21, at the Lustre Grade School gymnasium with 24 students participating from the Frazer, Hinsdale, Lustre, Nashua and Opheim schools. Jennifer Zerbe, Lisa Neufeld and Kathleen Dambois were judges. Alicia Olfert gave the group a lesson on Noah Webster who lived 1758 in Connecticut during the American Revolution. His Dictionary with 37 thousand words was published "in 1806 with the goal of developing a distinctly American language." Participants were...

  • Valley County Community Pool Campaign Gears Up for Construction Phase

    For the Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    The Valley County Community Pool Campaign is thrilled to announce the anticipated mobilization of Corland Construction on March 11, weather permitting. This marks a pivotal moment in our endeavor to rebuild our community pool. On March 12, Corland Construction will begin the demolition process of the pool site, including the bathhouse. Additionally, we’re proud to confirm that the designs for the new bathhouse have reached 100 percent completion. However, before proceeding with the bidding phase, it’s imperative that we secure additional fun...

  • New Medical Exhibit At Children's Museum

    Feb 28, 2024

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  • Bringing Home The Hardware!

    Feb 28, 2024

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  • Judge Laird Dismisses Child Protection Case And Contempt Hearing For Kolstads

    Mara Silvers Montana Free Press, For the Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    A highly public child protection case involving a transgender teenager that has stirred up online conservative outrage, created blowback for Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte and sparked legal challenges at the Montana Supreme Court was dismissed on Feb. 20. The decision on Feb. 20 to dismiss the case by state district court Judge Yvonne Laird, a copy of which was reviewed by Montana Free Press, comes after the child’s placement earlier this month with their biological mother in Canada over the objection of their father and stepmother, Todd K...

  • Squirts Take Third And Fifth At State

    For the Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    The Glasgow Ice Dawgs Squirts Team is divided into two separate teams and both teams placed during the State tournament in Bozeman this past weekend. For the one Squirt team, in their last game of the tournament, they went into double overtime and had a five-man shoot-out which still ended in a tie of 1-1. A sudden death shoot-out then commenced with nine total shots with the Squirts taking home the third place title. In the game against Helena, Keiree Feit was awarded the Commissioner Choice...

  • Women's History Month

    Feb 28, 2024

    Dear Editor, As we celebrate women's history month, we acknowledge Rebekah Grace Rose Barsotti, a woman who embodied courage for inspiring women everywhere to take a stand against domestic violence. We also acknowledge Selena Not Afraid, whose body was found three weeks after she went missing in 2020 and her case remains unsolved. We believe every woman matters. Rebekah's Story Thirty-three-year-old Rebekah, a vibrant young woman, dared to start a new life after a partner/family member assault...

  • The Endangered Species Act Is Broken

    Feb 28, 2024

    Dear Editor, The Founding Fathers had many contentious debates over the powers of the United States versus the States. Their goal was to avoid any suggestion of creating sovereignty. Section 8 of the Constitution of the USA limited the roles and powers of the Federal Congress to International issues, declarations of war, interstate commerce, etc. In Amendment X the powers not specifically delegated to the United States are reserved to the States. The Founding Fathers tried to design a system...

  • Marching Bands

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    I was remembering marching bands of the past. Since I do not live in town I shouldn’t make statements that I cannot verify, but I am pretty sure that folks living in the vicinity of the high school and middle school today do not get to see the band and baton twirlers practicing. As a youngster I lived on 4th Ave. No. in Glasgow and always thought it was really cool to get to watch the High School band practice on our streets. I remember going to Moose Jaw, Sask., for a band marching competition at one time (I can remember that but do not r...

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre Announces 2024 Local Auditions

    For the Courier

    Fort Peck Summer Theatre will be holding auditions for local actors on Sunday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Glasgow Middle School, Room 310. A variety of opportunities are available in all shows, especially: The large, multi-aged ensemble of Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat Great acting roles and two leading roles for kids in Bonnie & Clyde An extravagant dance ensemble and young puppeteers for the animals in Cinderella. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Rehearsal begins May 25 / Performances June 14 – June 30 D...

  • FWP To Host Public Workshops To Discuss Outdoor Recreation Plan

    Montana FWP, For the Courier

    Whether you love hiking, hunting, biking or fishing, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to hear your thoughts on what matters most for the future of outdoor recreation in our state. Over the next few months, FWP will be gathering input from the recreating public as it updates its Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). SCORP serves as a guide for local, state and federal agencies as they work with FWP to develop future outdoor recreation opportunities across the state. SCORP also outlines outdoor recreation goals for the state over the...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Feb 28, 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

  • Helen Burt

    Feb 28, 2024

    Helen W. (Montgomery) Burt, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at the age of 92 in Billings, Mont. Services are planned for Saturday, June 29, 2024, in Glasgow, Mont. Helen was born on Nov. 16, 1931, to Oliver and Viola (Johnson) Montgomery. She was later joined by her younger sisters, Lona Lee and Jeanie. She often spoke of her wonderful childhood memories growing up in Wolf Point, Mont. She attended all her school years in Wolf Point... Full story

  • Jody Joy Shuman

    Feb 28, 2024

    Judy Joy (Wienke) Shuman of Helena, Mont., passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 30, 2024, with her sons, Boe and Jason, by her side. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 15, at Simple Cremation Montana at 315 E. Sixth Avenue, Helena, with a reception to follow. Condolences can be sent to 907 Menlo Park Rd. Helena, MT 59602. Judy was born on Jan. 21, 1940, in Richey, Mont., to Myrtle and Ralph Wienke and was the oldest of their six daughters. Judy often told stories... Full story

  • Donald Jack Scott

    Feb 28, 2024

    On the evening of Feb. 9, 2024, Donald Jack Scott, age 84, passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont., of natural causes. Don Scott was born in Glasgow on Dec. 29, 1939. He was the first child and son of Howard and Betty Scott. Don was a brother to Carol, Kenny (surviving), and Dean Scott. Don married Mary White on Oct. 16, 1965, also of Glasgow and preceding him in death. They were the parents of Kelly Urtso (Greg), the twins, Kevin, preceding him in death, and Kerry... Full story

  • Jacqueline 'Jackie' Jean Fisher

    Feb 28, 2024

    On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at the age of 96, Jacqueline "Jackie" Jean (Dartman) Fisher passed away at her son's home in Stevensville, Mont. Born on May 9, 1927, in Hinsdale, Mont., Jackie was the seventh of 10 children born to John and Ella (Hatton) Dartman. Jackie spent her childhood "up north," in the small homesteading community of Genevieve. She attended school in a one-room schoolhouse, Hatton School; adventured through the prairie's wildflowers, picking chokecherries and buffalo berries;... Full story

  • Lustre News

    Vivian Wall, For the Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    On Feb. 10 Gary and Roxann Funk were in Great Falls as Gary’s dad, David Funk was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame along with 23 others from throughout Montana. The event took place at the Heritage Inn. Along with those from Montana, extended family came to the event from Tennessee, Minnesota, South Dakota, California and Washington. Gary and sister, Arlene, received a plaque in honor of their Dad. Congratulations to the LCHS basketball teams in their victories last Saturday in Glasgow. The girls beat Circle in overtime 44-42. T...

  • Farmers, Ranchers Now Can Make USDA Farm Loan Payments Online

    Farm Service Agency, For the Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that most farm loan borrowers are able to make payments to their direct loans online through the Pay My Loan feature on farmers.gov. Pay My Loan is part of a broader effort by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) to streamline its processes, especially for producers who may have limited time during the planting or harvest seasons to visit a local FSA office; modernize and improve customer service; provide additional customer self-service tools; and expand credit access to assist more p...

  • Opheim Welcomes Author Fladager For "I Love To Read Week"

    Feb 28, 2024

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  • Scottie Boys Place Third At Northern Divisional

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    The Scottie boys basketball season came to an end at the Northern B Divisional Tournament in Malta this past weekend with a third place finish with two upset wins. Glasgow defeated the first-seed Fairfield Eagles 64-53 in the opening round of the tournament before falling 71-66 to the Poplar Indians in a 2B rematch from the District tournament. On the back side of the bracket, the Scotties faced the Chinook Sugarbeeters Saturday morning. Glasgow came back from a half time deficit to squeeze out...

  • Young Grapplers Shine in Wolf Point and Havre

    Glasgow Wrestling Club, For the Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    The Highlanders are in midseason form. Wolf Point and Havre provided some great competition over the weekend and the boys and girls once again seemingly passed every test. The club split up on Saturday as the majority wrestled in the Wolf Point Invitational while many fifth thru eighth graders headed west to the Havre Middle School Invitational. Wolf Point featured nine different clubs and offered the 47 Highlanders in attendance another opportunity at key divisional opponents. GWC crowned 16...

  • Scottie Cheer Pumps Up The Crowd

    Feb 28, 2024

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  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 A business that just celebrated 50 years of business is about to take things to the next level. Co-owners Jeff and Sam Knodel, of Eugene's Pizza have entered the bottling business. The family barbecue sauce recipe that has been used since October 1962, is now in its own bottle, with its own label, and it will be sold to Glasgow customers and travelers who stop in. A replacement has been found for a 46-year old truck at the Long Run Fire Department in... Full story

  • Law Enforcement Report

    Feb 28, 2024

    For the week of Feb. 19 through 24, there were 10 motor vehicle stops and one report of a loose dog. Monday, Feb. 19 1815 – Caller asked if there was someone with the fire department who he could speak with in regard to the inside of a wall smoldering. He stated he was doing some electrical repairs at the address. When he touched the power to the box it sparked and it set the inside of the wall to smoldering. There are no flames. Fire Command will go over with a device that can read the temperature of the inside of the wall. 2117 – Roo...

  • Tripping Again

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Feb 28, 2024

    I apologize for not writing anything last week. We were away on another trip. This one was to Nashville. Our 13-year-old grandson and his hockey team from Clearwater, Fla., were competing in a President’s Day tournament just outside Nashville, in Franklin, Tenn. They won, without suffering a single loss, although they did have one game that ended in a tie. Their trophy was a guitar. What else would you expect from Music City? (Each individual player also got a medal to take home. That guitar will go in the trophy case at their rink.) We went ea...

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