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  • Dems Nominate Quist

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 8, 2017

    In four rounds of voting, Montana’s Democratic Party selected folk musician Rob Quist to run on the Democratic ticket for Montana’s at-large U.S. House Seat. The convention held at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena, Mont., drew eight nominees. Quist ultimately defeated State Representative Amanda Curtis for the nomination in the final round of voting. Quist is a long-time Montanan who grew up in Cut Bank and now lives in Flathead. He is also a founding member of the Mission Mountain Wood Band where he gained state-wide fame. Quist has nev... Full story

  • Gianforte Nominated for Zinke's Seat, Valley County Represented

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 8, 2017

    Montana Republicans have selected Greg Gianforte as their standard bearer once again, this time in a bid to win the sole U.S. Representative seat for Montana in the upcoming special election race. Gianforte won the nomination handily, Securing 150.5 votes in the first round of voting, while only requiring 123 to secure the nomination. Delegates from Valley County's Republican Central Committee were among those assembled in Helena, adding representational weight to the proceedings. According to... Full story

  • Court Brief: Two Men Sentenced on Unrelated Meth Charges

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Mar 8, 2017

    Judge Yvonne Laird handed down sentences in two unrelated drug cases on March 6 in District Court. The two men were both convicted of charges of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. Cody Tolliver, originally from Great Falls, was sentenced to five years in state prison for criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Authorities found Tolliver in possession of over 200 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle with an estimated street value of around $40,000. Tolliver was also on supervision for a prior felony at the time of his... Full story

  • FMDH Stat Ambulance Receives Upgrades

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 8, 2017

    Director of Emergency Medical Services Mark Becmer and members of the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Stat Ambulance team met with the Courier March 1 to demonstrate their newly acquired state-of-the-art equipment. On display was the newly acquired medical Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System or "cot" for FMDH's primary ambulance, which was installed and ready for use that same day. Also on display were the ambulance crew's Zoll cardio monitor and the Lucas 2 Mechanical Cardio... Full story

  • Valley View Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 8, 2017

    The Glasgow City-County Library hosted their weekly story time at Valley View Home on March 6. Young and old came together to celebrate Dr. Seuss' 113th birthday with books, crafts and a green-egg sugar cookie. Librarian Trish Collins, dressed up as Cat in the Hat, read to those in attendance iconic books from Dr. Seuss' collection. Participants of all ages enjoyed the ability to celebrate an iconic author. After story time, participants colored and painted Thing 1 and Thing 2, characters from... Full story

  • Valley County Search and Rescue Raffle Winner

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Mar 8, 2017

    For the past 20 years the Valley County Search and Rescue (VCSAR) has been serving Northeast Montana. Established in 1997 by Alvie Hallock and Greg Speer under the direction of Valley County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Richard Britzman, the VCSAR is composed of volunteers and a liaison from the sheriff's office. VCSAR has held several raffles over the years to help raise funds that are used to acquire new equipment. One of the most memorable was Alvie Hallock auctioning off his Corvette to... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor

    Mar 8, 2017

    Legislative 'Care' Dear Editor, I’m a caregiver in Glasgow. I’ve lived in the Glasgow area all but three years of my life. As a caregiver my work allows elderly and disabled people to stay in their homes. Many of the folks I care for are people I’ve known since I was a child. They know they can count on me to help them do what they cannot do for themselves. I’m writing because our legislators in Helena are planning to cut $93 million dollars out of the Senior Long Term Care and Development Disability Services. If these cuts go through they wi...

  • Karolina's Role as a Butte Nanny

    Helen DePuydt, Saco Stories|Mar 8, 2017

    Karolina’s most recent employment in Butte, Montana, during the early 1900s was turning out satisfactory, each position different from the previous one. Life in Montana was more diverse that she, a Croatian-born young lady, could have ever anticipated. Each position added to her understanding of some facet of this culture. Karolina opened the ornate handkerchief box which sat on the edge of the dresser in the master bedroom. Mrs. Hellstern, wife of Dr. Hellstern, had instructed her to air out this box upon completion of bedroom cleaning. An u...

  • Sunshine, No Wind, Birds Singing

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Mar 8, 2017

    Yesterday (Sunday) was a stunningly beautiful day. Sunshine, no wind, birds singing, and warm. You could almost feel Spring waiting to make its entrance. When I went to one of my favorite websites, a picture of a field of wildflowers popped up. The next ad I saw was one of prom dresses. And I thought ... new life. The world is getting ready to explode with new life. Soon buds will appear on trees, flowers will nudge their way to the surface, greenhouses will overwhelm a persons’s senses with the smell of wet earth, blooming plants, a rainbow o...

  • Keeping Spending Promises

    Michael Burns, Representing the Right|Mar 8, 2017

    Trump: Military Spending and Infrastructure In this ongoing segment, Glasgow-based columnists Michael Burns and Alec Carmichael 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. To suggest a topic for our duo, write to [email protected]. This year, the Montana Legislature has been...

  • Spending and the American Dream

    Alec Carmichael, I Digress|Mar 8, 2017

    Trump: Military Spending and Infrastructure In this ongoing segment, Glasgow-based columnists Michael Burns and Alec Carmichael 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. To suggest a topic for our duo, write to [email protected]. Having announced his $54 billion increase in...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Mar 8, 2017

    THURSDAY – MARCH 9 10 a.m. - Story time at the Glasgow City-County Library. They will be celebrating International Bag Pipe Day with a special guest from Circle. 7 p.m. - Lenten Services each Thursday night at First Lutheran Church. Come and meet some Biblical persons whose “Lives were touched by Jesus.” FRIDAY – MARCH 10 Knights of Columbus will have their Friday Fish Fry each Friday through April 7 at St. Raphael’s Parish. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and you can eat in or take out. Cost is $13 for ages 13 and up, $7 for ages 6-12, kids 5 an... Full story

  • Helen Amelia Zimdars

    Mar 8, 2017

    Helen Amelia Zimdars, 85, passed away peacefully after a short battle with lung cancer on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Autumn Springs, her home in Billings. She had family and Gail (her best friend) by her side. She will be remembered for her kind heart, infectious laughter, and feisty sense of humor. She lived her life helping and caring for others. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11 at Faith Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, 909 8th Avenue North, Glasgow. She was... Full story

  • Jean Miyasato

    Mar 8, 2017

    Jean Miyasato, 92 of Glasgow Mont., died peaceably of natural causes on Saturday, March 4, 2017, with friends by her side. A memorial service will be determined at a later date. She was born in Box Elder, Mont., on March 10, 1924, the youngest of five daughters born to Jimmy and Kisano Dohi. She met and married Larry Miyasato in 1954 in Hawaii and had one daughter, Ann Miyasato. Larry was associated with Gordon White and served as deputy county attorney for more than 30 years. After Mr. White's... Full story

  • Scottie Boys Fall to Mustangs at Northern B Divisionals

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 8, 2017

    Bringing their basketball season to an end, the Glasgow Scotties fell to the Malta Mustangs in their third game of the Northern B Divisional basketball tournament, which was held in Cut Bank Mar. 2-4. The five starters for the weekend were: seniors Trent Herbert, Luke Breigenzer, Tyler Hersom and Brayden Ross, and sophomore Cade Myrick. Coming off the bench were Bryce Legare, Ellis McKean and Tim Wageman. In their first game of the tournament, Glasgow was matched up against the 1B Shelby... Full story

  • Hi-Line Skating Presents Delightful Showcase

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 8, 2017

    The annual Hi-Line Skating Showcase was held March 4 at the Valley Event Center. This year's theme was "Holidays on Ice" and featured a mixture of solo skates, duets, and group performances. Beginning and ending with group presentations, the afternoon was a recital of skills learned by the program's students. It was an impressive display, punctuated by moments of, "Awwww, that was adorable." The event and the performances were well-executed, with several of the skaters performing programs that... Full story

  • Bearcub Basketball: Pride and Perseverance

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 8, 2017

    The Frazer Bearcubs were underestimated by many during the 2016-2017 basketball season. Judging by the sea of columbia blue present at their games, there were also many that knew how special they were. Led by eight seniors, the Frazer boys basketball team made it to the Eastern C Divisional Tournament and played in the championship game for the first time since the Bearcubs of the '74-'75 season. (Coached by Albert Murdoch and Burdette Newman, the '74-'75 roster included: Brad Dassonville,... Full story

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