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  • Legal Battles Continue to Stop Construction of KXL Pipeline

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 6, 2019

    A month after TransCanada Corp. attorneys argued in front of Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls requesting the injunction he placed on the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in November be lifted, Judge Morris ruled on Feb. 15 he would mostly keep the injunction in place. In his ruling, he denied the request to begin constructing worker camps, however did state TransCanada could perform some limited activities such as the construction and use of pipe storage and container yards, in addition to preliminary work such as purchase of...

  • GHS History Club Tracks Down Valley County Past

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 6, 2019

    The students in the Glasgow High School History Club have been busy utilizing modern technology in order to find the past. In partnership with the Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA)’s Big Sky Schoolhouse Survey, these students, along with advisor Amber Llewellyn, have spent hours of research utilizing Google maps and plot records to try and confirm the existence of former schoolhouses in Valley County. From a list of 161 leads provided, the students have been able to confirm between 10 and 15 schoolhouses, however they are expecting that n...

  • Opheim...Way, Way Off Broadway

    Jay Taylor, For the Courier|Mar 6, 2019

    William Shakespeare once said, "Some are born to greatness, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." The old bard may not have had the Opheim student body in mind when he said it, but the spirit of that sentiment was witnessed Friday night, March 1, in the Viking Gymnasium during the Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Secret Garden. Willingly, and some not-so-willing, students at the Opheim school performed the play for an audience of more than 60 people...

  • Montana Legislators Fight and Win for Public Lands

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 6, 2019

    Montana Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Montana Representative Greg Gianforte supported and helped pass The Natural Resources Management Act (NRMA) which include 170 separate provisions and is the most important public lands legislation passed since the 1970s. The Act, which passed the Senate by a vote of 92-8 on Feb. 12, and passed the House by a vote of 363-62 on Feb. 26, is now on President Trump’s desk to sign into law, which he is expected to do. For Montana, the Act is important in that it permanently authorizes and funds the L...

  • St Raphael's Mardi Gras Carnival Draws a Crowd in From the Cold

    Mar 6, 2019


  • Tempers Flare at City Council

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 6, 2019

    Tempers were sparked as concerned citizens spoke during the public comment period at the Glasgow City Council on March 4. At least five participants from the public were looking to amend or express concerns about City Ordinance 1881, which relates to overtime parking on the streets of Glasgow. Ordinance 1881 applies to vehicles parked on the streets of Glasgow without being moved more than five feet over a period of five days. According to Sergeant Tyler Edwards with the Glasgow Police Department, the department had worked on a warning system...

  • To Serve and Protect

    Mar 6, 2019

    Dear Editor, "To Serve and Protect" was – at one time- an extremely high standard the City Council proudly required from the Glasgow City Police. Unfortunately, this is not the impression I got from the March 4 City Council meeting I wanted Ordinance 18-81 – pertaining to overtime parking – to be amended, so I attended the meeting to find out what steps a citizen could take to amend a city ordinance....for instance, gather signatures and present a petition, etc. Here is the issue. One or more...

  • Highway Fatality Markers: Property of the American Legion

    Mar 6, 2019

    Dear Editor, Highway Fatality Markers stand beside the road in the location of a fatality, they are not a memorial marker. They are placed [and] maintained by members of the American Legion. The purpose of the marker is to remind motorists that driving can be dangerous. People need to be aware of their surroundings, make sure they are driving cautiously and maintaining safe speeds. According to, the program was started in 1952 with an agreement with the Department of...

  • Appreciative of the Glasgow Fire Dept. and Community

    Mar 6, 2019

    Dear Editor, Our names are Jo-Ann Batulan and Veronica Caparas, and on Tuesday, Feb. 12, there was a fire that destroyed our apartment on 6th Ave N in Glasgow. We greatly appreciate the quick actions by the first responders. The support from this community has been overwhelming, something we have never experienced in our homeland of the Philippines. The donations and well-wishes have helped us to recover, start over, and begin to heal. We are so grateful to God for this community, the school...

  • Support Bipartisan Youth Suicide Prevention Bills

    Mar 6, 2019

    Dear Editor, Montana is a state with a proud history of firsts. We were the first state to elect a woman to Congress: our very own Jeannette Rankin. We were also the first state in the nation to enact sweeping anti-corruption legislation in the Copper King era, after wealthy business interests in our state used their influence to buy a Senate seat. But in some measures, Montana's first place status is not always worthy of celebration. According to a 2018 study by the Center for Disease Control,...

  • Iron Bridges

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Mar 6, 2019

    Do you remember all of the old iron bridges? As a young person I never was sure I liked going over them, or if they just scared me a little. That may have been the only type of major bridge constructed in a given era. I definitely remember the old iron bridge on the Tampico Road; I know that there was an iron bridge on the road going out on 6th Ave So. Of course, I got to cross the bridge over the river at Tampico and the one at Vandalia. I think there was a bridge crossing the Milk River on the Fort Peck Hwy (by the old Ken’s Club, but that i...

  • My Garden

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Mar 6, 2019

    As the year advances, my thoughts turn from what book to read or which craft to continue working on to my vegetable garden and how many varieties of flowers I want to decorate my yard. Many folks say they know Spring is near when their Gurney’s catalog arrives. I know I can spend hours looking at the colorful pictures and reading descriptions and prices. Then there’s the list to write and rewrite over and over again. While looking at the catalog, memories surface of gardens and flowers of years past. Like the year I planted a large ring of Swee...

  • Does DNRC Co-Own Your Water Right?

    Chelcie Cargill, Montana Farm Bureau Federation|Mar 6, 2019

    Saturday, March 2, marked the official transmittal deadline and halfway point of the 66th Montana Legislature. While most farmers and ranchers across the state are busy digging out of the recent snow accumulation, legislators in Helena have been busy digging out of the pile of bills that were racing against the clock to meet transmittal. Committee hearings concluded Feb. 27 and both the Senate and the House focused on completing their floor work. The Senate completed their work and adjourned for the transmittal break Feb. 27, but the House...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Mar 6, 2019

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. THURSDAY – MARCH 7 10 a.m. - Books and Babies Story Time at Glasgow City-County Library. FRIDAY – MARCH 8 7 p.m. - GHS Production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at the high school auditorium. FRIDAY – MARCH 8 THROUGH SATURDAY – MARCH 9 State Bantam Hockey at the Valley Event Center. SATURDAY – MARCH 9 9:30 a.m. - Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop at the Fort Peck Interpretive... Full story

  • "The Secret Garden" Performance at Hinsdale School

    For the Courier|Mar 6, 2019

    Join Mary Lennox, Colin Craven and a host of others in a musical wonderland Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m., when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of "The Secret Garden." Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and are available at the door. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Hinsdale is brought to you by The Hinsdale School with support from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation is the major philanthropic org... Full story

  • Benefit for Brooke MacDonald

    For the Courier|Mar 6, 2019

    To assist Brooke MacDonald with travel and medical expenses there will be a free-will spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Sunday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nashua Civic Center. MacDonald has been diagnosed with a very rare disease that is affecting her bones. The treatment for this is chemotherapy, which has been taking place in Billings and Glasgow. There has been extensive travel involved over the past few months and will continue. This benefit is being put on in hopes of raising funds to help defray some of the expenses... Full story

  • March Indian Taco Supper to Benefit Jonathan Clark

    For the Courier|Mar 6, 2019

    The Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church’s monthly Indian Taco Supper on Monday, March 11, is a benefit for Jonathan Clark, the five-year-old son of Chris and Dawn Clark. Jonathan is currently being treated for leukemia. The supper will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church. Thrivent Financial is providing supplemental funding. Take outs will be available and everyone is welcome.... Full story

  • MSU Extension Hosting Winter Livestock Seminar

    For the Courier|Mar 6, 2019

    The MSU Extension is hosting Extension Beef Specialist Megan van Emon and Extension Forage Specialist Emily (Glunk) Meccage on Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m., at the Valley County Courthouse Community Room, 501 2nd Ave. S. Topics will include mineral supplements for beef production, post calving nutrition, vaccine protocols and forage production 101. For more information, contact Shelly Mills at the Valley County Extension Office at 228-6241 or by e-mail at [email protected].... Full story

  • Patricia Jane Brunelle

    Mar 6, 2019

    Patricia Jane (Hill) Brunelle, 71, of Glasgow, Mont., went to be with the Lord, Saturday March 2, 2019. There will be a celebration of Pat's life on Sunday, March 10, from 1-3 p.m., at the Cottonwood Inn and Suites, in Glasgow. She was born April 3, 1947, in Saint Paul, Minn., the daughter of Fred E. and Viola E. (Kiihbaugh) Hill. She was baptized at Lutheran Memorial Church in South Saint Paul. She was raised in South St. Paul, Cannon Falls, and Cottage Grove and she graduated from Park Senior... Full story

  • Alice May Hinerman

    Mar 6, 2019

    Alice May Hinerman, 88, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, Mont., on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. By her request no services are planned. She was born on May 21, 1930, at the family home near Larslan, Mont., to William Ray Hinerman Sr. and Anna (Garbe) Hinerman. She grew up on the family farm, attended school in the one-room schoolhouses at Harmony and Larslan, graduating from Nashua High School in 1948. She attended Montana State College in Bozeman,... Full story

  • Robert 'Bob' W. Smith

    Mar 6, 2019

    Robert “Bob” W. Smith, 75, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away unexpectedly at Billings Clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. He was born May 20, 1943, in Rochester, Minn., to Irvin Smith and Florence Keckhafer. He received his early education at Northrup School and graduated from John Marshal High School. He then attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota. He married Marilyn Amundson on June 11, 1977 at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Mont., where they made their home. For 30 yea... Full story

  • Ardelle Faye Mohr

    Mar 6, 2019

    Ardelle Faye (Anderson) Mohr, 79, of Richland, Wash., passed away in her home on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. She was born on Oct. 18, 1939, in Glasgow, Mont., to Simon and Irene Anderson. Growing up, Ardelle was a farmer's daughter and enjoyed playing with the other local farm kids. She loved her pets, especially her cat Tiger and dog Tippy. As she got a bit older she learned to play the clarinet and enjoyed reading. Ardelle graduated from Nashua K-12 School. She went on to attend a one year college... Full story

  • Terrance Michael Grady

    Mar 6, 2019

    Terrance Michael Grady, age 71, a life-long resident of Valley County, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Services will be held at St. Alberts Catholic Church in Hinsdale, Mont., on Monday, March 11, at 10 a.m. A luncheon will be held at the American Legion Hall with burial at the family cemetery north of Hinsdale. He was born on Aug. 27, 1947, in Glasgow, Mont., to Philip and Florence Grady. Mike served as a tank driver in the National Guard. He graduated from technical school in Billings,... Full story

  • Carol Binette

    Mar 6, 2019

    Carol (Carden) Binette passed away on Wednesday Feb. 20, 2019, at her home in Aurora, Colo. She was just four days from her 84th birthday. A private family celebration of life is planned. Born in Glasgow, Mont., on Feb. 24, 1935, she was the third of six children of Herbert Edward Carden and Opal Baker Carden. The family homesteaded from Tennessee in the early 1920s. They tried their hand at dry land winter wheat farming north of Glasgow. Carol graduated from Glasgow High School and shortly thereafter married Andrew Binette. Carol was a very... Full story

  • Koni Kay McMahon

    Mar 6, 2019

    Koni Kay (Karst) McMahon, 53, lost her battle to cancer on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Riverside, Calif. She was born in Glasgow, Mont., on March 30, 1965, to Warren Karst and Janice Karst Hodges. She joined brother, Rod, and sister, Kristi (Karst) Stingley at the family home; younger brother Randy, was the last to join the family three years later. She attended school in Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1983. She was a cheerleader and a member of the Scottie Band. While in high... Full story

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