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  • Welcome Back, Bigelbach

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    The Glasgow Courier welcomed back Michelle Bigelbach on March 7. Bigelbach returns to the Courier to take up the mantle of Publisher/Editor after a hiatus of just over a year from the paper. She first joined the Courier in the summer of 2016 as Copy Editor. She moved into writing after demonstrating an ability for editing without sacrificing the original tone of an article. Bigelbach said she made the move "grudgingly" because as a new resident of the area "I didn't feel I could provide the voic...

  • Showcase Makes VEC Happiest Place On Earth

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    Local skaters invited friends, family and community members to be their guest during Glasgow's Disney on Ice at the Valley Event Center on March 5. With a myriad of songs including classics such "When You Wish Upon A Star" and newer Disney songs including "Let It Go," skaters of all ages showcased what they have been working on. The show started out with the Beauty and the Beast Overture with skaters Ava Budde, Blakely Burleson, Dylon Fisher-Murch, Ella Gilchrist, Arrow Henry, Kate Parks,...

  • Scotties Heading to State

    Mar 9, 2022

  • Ducks Unlimited Banquet

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    The generosity and largesse of Valley County residents was on display again this past weekend as supporters of Ducks Unlimited landed at the Cottonwood for the annual sponsor banquet. The Missouri/Milk River chapter of the national organization welcomed scores of supporters to their 36th and 85th Anniversary Banquet March 5, tempting their donors with a live auctions, raffles and a silent auction. Though Montana Regional Director Barry Allen was unable to attend as planned, emceeing duties were...

  • "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." - Coretta Scott King

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    I am so happy to be back at the Glasgow Courier and have the ability to tell stories of amazing people doing great things for their community. When I first moved to Glasgow, almost seven years ago with a two-week old, I will admit, I did not give this town or county a chance. In these seven years however, I have learned that community means more than I ever thought. Community means getting together to help raise funds to improve the pool. Community means looking out for one another. Community means being there for each other during tragedy and...

  • Law Enforcement

    Mar 9, 2022

    There were 63 motor vehicle stops, 12 accidental/prank phone calls and one report of loose livestock. Monday, Feb. 21 1500 – A hazard was reported. The city road department was contacted and someone will go take care of the section of road. 1901 – Roosevelt 911 stated they received a report of a tree pile that’s smoldering behind the Frazer dump ground. Frazer and Nashua fire were called to confirm they received the page but didn’t get an answer. Long Run fire was also paged out. Nashua Fire responded back and stated they were...

  • Community Calendar for the Week of March 9, 2022

    Mar 9, 2022

    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 hours through April are Wednesday through Saturday, 10a.m. – 4p.m. Wednesday, March 9 1-4 p.m. - Veteran Service Officers will be at the Glasgow VA Clinic. Please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214). Thursday, March 10 6 p.m. - VFW Post 3107 and the Auxiliary will meet at the VFW in Glasgow, with the Auxiliary...

  • Junior Master Gardener Program

    For the Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    The Junior Master Gardener Program (JMG) is a youth gardening project designed for students. These classes are being offered to area students in grades four, five or six. JMG offers horticultural and environmental science education, and leadership and life skills development through fun and creative activities. JMG is committed to helping young people become good gardeners and good citizens thereby encouraging them to make a positive contribution to their families, school and community. The JMG provides structured time for students; with...

  • Montana Pulse Crop Committee to Meet

    For the Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will meet beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at the Northern Agricultural Research Center in Havre. Committee members will review proposals to fund market development and educational projects designed to advance Montana’s pulse industry. For more information, contact Dani Jones, [email protected] at the Montana Department of Agriculture. The Montana Pulse Crop Committee’s mission is to invest in and deliver support for marketing, research, education, and policy development programming that...

  • Early Childhood Screening in Hinsdale

    For the Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    Parents of preschool children in the Hinsdale Community are invited to participate in a free early childhood screening, sponsored by the Bear Paw Cooperative, on Monday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hinsdale School. Please make an appointment with Gwyn at 406-364-2314....

  • Opheim School News

    For the Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    The regular school board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at 5 p.m. Parent teacher conferences will be held Thursday, March 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. March 14th is the first day of track and field practice. Sports physicals must be turned into the office before the first practice. Cole Taylor will be competing nationally on April 7 at 6 p.m., with his Montana State VFW Voices of Democracy essay. This competition will be done virtually and the link will be posted on the school website. Congratulations to Billy Still, Kaiden Morrow, Lana...

  • Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week

    For the Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    Sharing resources that will help farmers and ranchers keep safety top-of-mind through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a priority of county and state Farm Bureau leaders across the nation. As part of this year’s ASAP commemoration, March 7-11 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme “Prepare. Prevent. Protect.” A different safety focus will be highlighted by Montana Farm Bureau and U.S. Ag Centers each day o...

  • Access Denied.

    Richard Noble, For the Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    I’m in no position to speak with conviction about the atrocities currently transpiring in eastern Europe. What I am qualified to speak on however is the technical methods with which a nation might censor or otherwise control what its residents are able to see on the internet. This article will focus on those technical aspects, in an attempt to help spread knowledge about what happens when a public resource is unjustly subjected to regulation by an entity looking to further an agenda. First let’s recap on how the internet works as a whole,...

  • Welcome March?

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    March has arrived, coming in like a lion. We're therefore hoping spring will really be here at the end of the month. All the continued strong winds combined with fresh snow, as well as freezing sleet mixed with rain (at 24 degrees!!) has me still ignoring those seed catalogs. I have, however, purchased new gladioli bulbs, new large dahlia tubers, a couple bright pink peony roots, and several packages of onion sets. This is obviously long-range planning. All of those are being stored in our...

  • Eris Roesia

    Mar 9, 2022

    A baby girl, Eris Roesia, was born on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 3:39 p.m., at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow, Mont., to Therressa and William, of St. Marie, Mont. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. She joins one sister, Gaia, at home.... Full story

  • James Edward Lambert

    Mar 9, 2022

    James Edward Lambert, 83, of Fort Peck, Mont., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Billings, Mont. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, at Galpin Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship at James and Lynn's house in Fort Peck will follow the services. James was born June 9, 1938, to Edward and Grace Boger in Catasauqua, Penn. James joined the USMC. He married Evelyn Billman on Nov. 9, 1961. The family moved from Pennsylvania in 1975 to make... Full story

  • Gloria Ann Robertson

    Mar 9, 2022

    Gloria Ann Robertson, age 78, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. A memorial will be held Friday, March 11, 3 p.m., at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont. She was a graduate of Glasgow High School in 1961, and received her BS in teaching from Northern Montana College, Havre, Mont., in 1965. She was a teacher in the Glasgow school system for many years. Gloria's talents were many, she was an extremely accomplished seamstress and quilter, and she enjoyed cooking and baking; her... Full story

  • Clifford B. Heck

    Mar 9, 2022

    Clifford B. Heck passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at the age of 96 surrounded by his family. A celebration of life is planned for July of this year in Minneapolis, Minn. Cliff served his country in the Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946. He married Helen DeVaan in January of 1948. They moved to Glentana in 1956 where they raised their five children. After retiring from Burlington Northern in 1990, he and Helen moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where they played Bingo every day and enjoyed... Full story

  • Shirley Mae Aitken

    Mar 9, 2022

    Shirley Mae Aitken, 71, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in Missoula, Mont. There will be a Celebration of Life this summer. She was born on January 21, 1951, in Glasgow, Mont., to Hulda Mae (Fuhrmann) Tade and Richard Allen Aitken. Shirley grew up in Glasgow, surrounded by her many siblings, cousins and friends and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1969. She left home to attend college at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., and... Full story

  • Richard Douglas Benson

    Mar 9, 2022

    Richard Douglas Benson, 84, of Bozeman, Mont., passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Sheridan, Mont. A graveside service will be held at a later date. He was born June 23, 1937, in Billings, Mont., to Eugene and Mildred (Yandell) Benson. Rick was a true son of Montana graduating from Glasgow High School in 1955, playing football and earning his Eagle Scout. Rick attended University of Montana, where he was a Phi Delta Theta brother and Army ROTC cadet, while spending summers working on the Fort... Full story

  • Andrew 'Andy' G. Anderson

    Mar 9, 2022

    Andrew “Andy” G. Anderson passed away in Billings Thursday, March 3, 2022. Services are being planned for some time in June. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.... Full story

  • Hunter education in-person class offered in Glasgow

    FWP, For the Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for Glasgow. An in-person classroom course runs March 21-24, and a field day on March 25. All hunter education classes are free of charge. In-person, instructor-led hunter education classroom courses are available to anyone age 10 and older and provides new hunters with a hands-on learning experience that can be particularly beneficial for people who have minimal experience in the field or handling firearms. In-person courses are led by volunteer instructors who are...

  • Opheim School First Semester Honor Roll

    Mar 9, 2022

    For the Courier High Honors – 3.7+ GPA Billy Still Zach Fauth Cole Taylor Carrie Taylor Honors – 3.4+ GPA Mandy Fuhrmann Meagan Jacka...

  • Indian Taco Supper

    Mar 9, 2022

    The Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is having their monthly Indian Taco Supper on Monday, March 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free will offering and Thrivent has supplied supplemental funding. Take-outs are available and everyone is welcome....

  • Christmas tree habitat structures being placed at Fort Peck Trout Pond

    FWP, For the Courier|Mar 9, 2022

    Glasgow-area Boy Scout Troop 861 and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries staff will be placing Christmas tree habitat structures at the Fort Peck Trout Pond in the coming weeks. Bundles of Christmas trees will be placed on the ice where they will remain until melting causes them to fall through and settle to the bottom. The goal of these tree bundles is to improve and increase habitat in the Trout Pond and ultimately improve the fishery. The use of Christmas tree bundles as artificial...

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