Articles from the March 13, 2019 edition

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NWS Flood Projections Look Good for Glasgow

The National Weather Service in Glasgow is projecting a mild flood season for Spring, 2019. According to meteorologist Patrick Gilchrist, the projected flood risks for the area are minor flooding at 35 percent, moderate flooding at five percent and...


STAT Ambulance Service Receives Distinguished Designation

Stat Ambulance Service in Glasgow has been recognized for their commitment to pediatric care by receiving the Level IV Gold Pediatric EMS Service with the Safety Plus Endorsement by the Montana Emergency Medical Services for Children’s Program (EMS...


Irle Second-Graders Embody Important Figures

Ms. Melissa Hlad's and Ms. Denise Winchester's second-grade reading challenge groups embodied past and present heroes and figures from American history for the Living History Museum at Irle School on...


Valley County Friends of the Library Introduces New Character

The Valley County Friends of the Library has introduced a new character this year: Michelle Bigelbach. She took over as chair of the organization in January when Mary Armstrong, the prior chair, stepped down after being elected as county...


Search Leads to Positive Outcome

It was close to midnight Sunday, March 10, when Sheriff Tom Boyer received a call concerning two snowmobilers stranded near the Canadian border. According to the Sheriff, the father of one of the stranded men had called to tell him that they had...


Sunnier Days Ahead

"I remember walking behind Dad with my plastic golf set when he was mowing the lawn." That is how Andy Newton describes the beginning of his lifelong love of the game. At age seven, he picked up his...


Opheim Port of Entry Affected by Proposed Cut of Hours

U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed recently to cut the hours of a handful of Montana’s ports of entry, including Opheim and Scobey. Under their proposal, the port of Opheim would be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., year-round compared to their...


Setting the Record Straight

Dear Editor, Mr. Justin Schaaf is shooting before he knows the target. Your Letter to the Editor in the Courier [Feb. 27, 2019 edition] is off target. SB 174 was heard in Senate Fish and Game...


Medicaid Expansion

Dear Editor, It's helpful to be at the same line of work long enough to be able to be proven wrong. I've been working with NAMI Montana to improve Montana's mental illness treatment system for the...


To the Constituents of SD17

Dear Editor, While we cannot control the weather, it has been harsh here in Northeast Montana, you have selected me to be your Senator for SD 17. It is my responsibility as your Senator to help...


Need Systems of Protection for Montana Children

Dear Editor, As chairman of House Human Services committee, I realize that there is a need for a good system of protection for our children in Montana. As many news sources opine, and as we know,...


Shopping "Out of Town"

Do you remember a time before Amazon? I personally try to do my shopping at home, but sometimes we just think we need something we cannot find in our small community. With the media and politicians making noise about Amazon and others, it brought to...


On Time

Time. We talk about a long time, a short time. What is a long time? A month? A year? Fifty years? A short-time could be a week, two weeks, a month. Time is dependent upon the situation we are in, what we are waiting on, plans for a vacation,...


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

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 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Veteran Service Officers will be at Malta City Hall.... Full story

 By Judy Jones    Calendar    March 13, 2019

Fifth Annual Slam the Dam

The Fort Peck Senior Citizens are sponsoring the fifth annual fun walk/run, “Slam the Dam 5 (Run with the Wind)” across the face of Fort Peck Dam on Saturday, March 16. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the cost being $5 per person. The event... Full story


Valley County Conservation District Meeting

The Valley County Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting on Friday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at the USDA Service Center conference room in Glasgow. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 228-4321, ext.... Full story


Raffle at Valley View Home to Benefit Employee and Family

Valley View Home employee Samantha Youngman and her son were residing at the apartment building that caught on fire on Feb. 12. Unfortunately, they lost all of their clothing and personal belongings in this unfortunate accident. Valley View Home is... Full story


Frazer Schools Book Sales

Frazer Schools is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, March 18 through March 21 at the schools’ library. The book fair is open daily from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m., and will also be open the evening of parent/teacher conferences, Wednesday, March...


Matthew Levi Ersland

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Matthew Levi Ersland, age 51, passed on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) in Glasgow, Mont. Funeral service... Full story


Rita Mae Zeller

Rita Mae (Stein) Zeller, age 71, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from a brief battle with cancer. She was born on Sept. 1, 1947, in Glasgow, the daughter of Raymond and... Full story


Anna 'Mae' Tootell

Anna "Mae" (Brookes) Tootell, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 16, with her grandson Patrick by her side. She was... Full story


Shirley Marie Fuhrman

Shirley Marie (Engstrom) Fuhrman, 88, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be... Full story


Sean R. Heavey at Western Art Week

Sean R. Heavey will be a featured artist next week at the Jay Contway & Friends Art Show, part of the Western Arts Week in Great Falls. The show will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at 2520 14th Street SW, and will run Thursday through Saturday,... Full story


Jay Conlon

On Friday, March 8, 2019, Jay G. Conlon (aka Uncle Jay), 73, passed away at his home of natural causes. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. in the Hillcrest Mausoleum...


Milton I. Barstad Services

Milton I. Barstad passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. Services will be held Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Valley County Museum, Alzheimers research of your... Full story


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