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  • Murnion's Memories

    Parker Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    I got a chance to sit down with a very busy man last week. Mr. Nick Murnion has definitely been around the block when it comes to law in Eastern Montana. He was running for county attorney before he even graduated from law school. On the topic of law school, Nick’s roommate from the University of Montana will be swearing him into his new position as the Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit in Montana. That’s Sidney Thomas, Chief Circuit Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. “In college, neither of us would have ever thought we would be ju...

  • Skip Erickson Memorial Safari Fundraiser

    Mar 9, 2016

  • Emerson Drive, J. T. Hodges to Perform at Northeast Montana Fair

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    After several years of limited night-time entertainment at the Northeast Montana Fair, the fair board has successfully booked recording artists Emerson Drive and J.T. Hodges to perform at the 2016 NEMT Fair. Partnering with the NE MT Fair Board to bring this caliber of entertainment to Glasgow were the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Glasgow Tourism Business Improvement District, Milk River Motor Sports, KLTZ/KLAN, and the Glasgow Rodeo Committee. "These groups are heavily vested i...

  • Gianforte Selects Local Running Mate

    Parker Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    Greg Gianforte, gubernatorial candidate for Montana, announced Phillips County commissioner and Malta area rancher Lesley Robinson as his running mate. Gianforte said of Robinson: "Lesley is a true, salt of the earth public servant. I'm looking forward to Lesley playing a vital role in our administration. You'd be hard pressed to find a stronger advocate for rural Montana." Gianforte expressed that having Robinson as his running mate will provide a vital link between state government and...

  • From Susan B. to Booker T.

    James Walling, The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    Beginning March 9, Mrs. Winchester's second grade Challenge Group class will be dressing the part of 16 bonafide American heroes and figures from history. The 2nd Grade Living History Museum will feature students dressed as Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea and Booker T. Washington, among others, while reciting lines of dialogue, facts and quotes. The Challenge Group is made up of students who have demonstrated excellent reading skills, and the performances, now in their fifth year,...

  • Knudsen Seizes Opportunity

    Mark Hebert, For The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    In January, Malta's Casey James Knudsen announced he would run for Montana's 33rd House District Seat and though he has always been interested in politics, he never thought he'd be a candidate at this point in his life. "I always thought about running, but I always thought it would be later in life," Knudsen said. "But you have to take the opportunity when it presents itself. You never know when there will be another open seat." The "open seat" Knudsen references came when Mike Lang, R-Malta,...

  • Law Enforcement Brief

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    The Sheriff’s department issued 11 MIPs Saturday night at a party west of town. “When the weather is nice, we’ll see more of these outdoor parties,” said Sheriff Glen Meier. The department intends to work the county heavily to prevent parties where underage drinking and drug use may occur. The next several months will see the sheriff’s department putting a focus on the safety of our community’s young adults. Meier stressed that his department is concerned for their welfare, “It would be devastating to lose one of these kids to a preventable D...

  • Lady Scotties Leave It All on the Court at Divisional Tournament

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    If you aren't proud of the Scottie girls basketball team, then you haven't been paying attention. The Lady Scotties traveled to Choteau for the Northern B Divisional Tournament this past weekend, and they certainly left their mark. For Coach Kolstad, the tournament was a success. "We got about as much out of the girls that we could have. Every one of them contributed and it was a great team effort," he said. "We peaked at the right time and I am so proud of them." Glasgow 53, Rocky Boy 39 The...

  • The Last Puck Has Dropped for the U19 Lady Ice Dawgs

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    Coming off a state championship in Montana, the U19 Lady Ice Dawgs had high hopes for the NDAHA state tournament this past weekend. It wasn’t meant to be however, as the girls faced some stiff competition and placed 6th out of the 12 teams in the tournament. Mayport 2, Glasgow 0 In their first game of the tournament, the U19 girls matched up against the Mayport Ice Dawgs. For the most part, it was an uneventful contest. Glasgow was unable to find the back of the net during the contest and Mayport scored their two goals in the third period. G...

  • ElCorDel's 9-Pin No-Tap Tourney

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Mar 9, 2016

    The annual 9 Pin No-Tap Tournament at ElCorDel Lanes is one of the most anticipated bowling tournaments of the year and did not disappoint. Balls were rolling, pins were flying, drinks were flowing and laughter was pealing. Typically, the evening is a chance for bowlers from all leagues to get together for friendly competition. The structure of the tournament is changed from regular scoring so that a hit of 9 pins counts as a strike. It is not unusual to see a “300 game” or more. Names are drawn for teams of two, usually with one man and one...

  • Speaking Up for 'Sunshine Week'

    Gary Moseman, Spreading Sunshine|Mar 9, 2016

    The week of March 13 is a busy one, including St. Patrick’s Day parades and shenanigans (especially in Butte) and the Western Art Week shows, sales and parties in Great Falls. The nationally televised backdrop to those events will be the year’s biggest round yet of winner-take-all presidential primaries on March 15 with hundreds of convention delegates up for grabs. The same day kicks off the first, exciting rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament — March Madness. Flying under the radar that same week is an event that deserves much but gets...

  • An Ageless Question

    Virgil Vaupel, Thanks For Listening|Mar 9, 2016

    Let’s take a look back in history to Ronald Reagan’s reign as POTUS. He was a half-month short of being 70 years old when he was sworn in the first time. There were no outward signs of the loss of mental acuity in the first four years of his presidency other than the fact that he really didn’t wear the pants in the family letting Nancy pretty much control him. But that didn’t effect his running the country ... much. However he was 74 years old when he took the reins in 1985 making him 78 when he left office. He had been diagnosed with early-s...

  • Is Sportsmanship A Thing of the Past?

    Georgie Kulczyk, Soapbox Soliloquy|Mar 9, 2016

    We’ve all seen them: bad calls or no-calls by referees at basketball games, as well as games that have gotten “out of control” with athletes sustaining serious injuries as a result. We’ve also seen athletes display inappropriate behavior, coaches bullying or intimidating student athletes, and parents and fans shouting at referees and reacting poorly to perceived – or even obvious bad calls. As a society, we have seemingly decided that it’s okay to behave badly at sporting events – and seldom do we apologize for it or even take responsibilit...

  • Stephen Joseph Birkoski

    Mar 9, 2016

    Stephen Joseph Birkoski, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016, of mesothelioma with his family by his side. He was born the seventh of 12 kids in Glasgow, Mont., on Nov. 19, 1942, to Joseph and Jenny Birkoski. He went to school in Opheim and Glasgow, where he graduated in 1961, the same year he was drafted into the Army, where he honorably served for 2 years. During his Opheim years, he met the love of his life, Phyllis Jean Clampitt. They were married in 1965 and were blessed with two...

  • Lynnette Springberg

    Mar 9, 2016

    Born Aug. 7, 1940, in Billings, Mont., Lynnette (Jung) Springberg was the daughter of Joseph and Lucille Jung. She grew up in Glasgow, Mont. She received her undergraduate degree in sociology from St. Catherine College (now university) in St. Paul, Minn., and later her MSW from the University of Utah. She served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force as a clinical social worker and was department chair of social work at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. After completing overseas assignm...

  • Diane Schweigert

    Mar 9, 2016

    Diane Corrine (Susag) Schweigert, 76, of Glasgow died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 10, at the Scobey Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Landeraaen and Pastor Charles Kelly officiating. Interment of ashes will be held at a later date. She was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Scobey to Clarice and Ralph Susag. She graduated from Scobey High School in 1958, and then attended Eastern Montana College in Billings to pursue a...

  • Marie Heather Johnson

    Mar 9, 2016

    Marie Heather (Finnicum) Johnson, 60, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Glasgow, Mont. She was born July 10, 1955, to Thomas and Thelma Finnicum in Culbertson, Mont. She was the fifth of six children. As a young girl she was strong and eager to explore everything. She was often the first of her siblings to step out and explore new places and adventures. She was outgoing and possessed an empathetic and accepting view of people from all walks of life. She loved to play with animals, but...

  • Joyce Ferrin Faechner

    Mar 9, 2016

    Joyce (Ferrin) Faechner, 82, of Great Falls, Mont., passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. She was born on May 31, 1933, in Lewistown. She was raised near Glasgow, along with her brother and two sisters. She graduated from Northern Montana College and became an elementary teacher in Great Falls. She married Al Faechner in November 1955, a marriage of 59 years until Al's death in 2014. Joyce's joys were her children, grandchildren, gardening, reading, sewing, and the family cabin in Lincoln....

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  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Mar 9, 2016

    MONDAYS MARCH 7 – APRIL 11 7-8 p.m. - GriefShare weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life to give help and encouragement after the death of a loved one at the Glasgow Evangelical Church, 152 Aberdeen St. in Glasgow. There is no charge to attend and materials are provided. For more info, visit HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]"[email protected] or call 228-2755. MONDAY - SATURDAY MARCH 7-12 MFW Hunter Education course at the Quonset building at the VFW Headquarters in Glasgow. Classes from 5:30-8:30 p.m. M...