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Valley View Home Hires New Administrator

Valley View Nursing Home hired Navy Veteran Frank "Wes" Thompson to take over as the permanent administrator for the home. Thompson will be the first permanent administrator to fill the role at... Full story

 

Local Sees Need, Prompts Charger Install

When forced to take their toddler daughter to the emergency room on Oct. 10, 2017, the last thing on the minds of Lacey Brelje, and her husband, was to grab a phone charger. But, hours later they sat... Full story

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    March 14, 2018

School Closure History Lesson

School closures are few and far between in Northeast Montana, even with the severe weather that is typical for the region. Following the recent weather event that was reported on in the Courier (It’s Snow Joke, March 7), one of the most asked... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    March 14, 2018

Courthouse Square Happenings

As of Monday, March 12, the window to file for open Valley County positions has officially closed. Final additions to the unusually long list of names includes Joe Horn for sheriff, Christine Gamas for justice of the peace, and Darwin L. Johnson has... Full story

 

State House Reps Decided by Default

Following the March 12 deadline to file as a candidate in Montana’s November election for House District 33, which covers Malta to Glasgow, and 34, which covers Glasgow north to Scobey and around to Cubertson, were decided by default as the... Full story

 
 By Tanja Fransen    News    March 14, 2018

NWS Reminder on Ice Jam Season

Temperatures will be warming up in the Upper Yellowstone and Upper Musselshell River basins with readings in the fifties to lower sixties by mid-week. That will allow tributaries to start sending water and ice into the main stem rivers. Generally, it... Full story

 
 By Gary Moseman    Opinion    March 14, 2018

Sunshine Week

Starting Sunday the 11th, news outlets nationwide will seek to call attention to the simple notion that democracy works only when it works out in the open — in the sunshine. The term that has come into use in recent years to describe the concept lo...

 
 By Tom Klotz    Opinion    March 14, 2018

Maintaining Valley View

I was watching Valley View Home’s community input for support of the upcoming mill levy vote for funding the nursing home the next few years. There was one comment from a gentleman that indicated we did not maintain the building over the previous...

 

St. Paddy's Day Safety

In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday. In the U.S., it’s primarily a day to wear green, pinch those who are not, and very often for some, drink alcohol in excess. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in those people getting...

 

Rolling Dice on Korea

In a surprise twist on Thursday, President Donald Trump agreed to a meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. If the meeting takes place it would be the first ever between a sitting president and the leader of North Korea. Pyongyang has long s...

 

Remember Spit Tests

Do you remember the “Spit Test” of the past? No, this test had nothing to do with DNA or drugs. I am sure that wasn’t even thought of in past generations. A friend recently made me a gift of a “sad iron,” assuring me that it might be just...

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 14 1 p.m. - Valley County Conservation Dist. monthly Board Meeting at USDA Service Center. Meeting is open to the public. 1 p.m. - Foot care the second Wednesday of the month at Nashua Senior Center. Sign up by calling the center,... Full story

 

Darrel L. Linner

Darrel L Linner, 77, of Fort Peck, Mont., passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, March 3, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Fort Peck. He was born May 24, 1940,... Full story

 

Ray Brandt

Ray Brandt, age 82, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont., after a three-year battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements will be set for later... Full story

 

Sarah Russell Etchart

Sarah (Russell) Etchart, age 70, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2018. She was born Sarah Fortune Russell on Aug. 13, 1947, in Bronxville, N.Y., to Betty and Edwin Russell, former mayor of... Full story

 

Leon Palmer Bergan

Leon Palmer Bergan, 85, of Great Falls, Mont., passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. He was born on Sept. 25, 1932, in Scobey, Mont., to Palmer and Lydia Bergan. He joined the United States Navy and... Full story

 

Brian Corey Jensen

Brian Corey Jensen, 50, of Great Falls, Mont., left his earthly bounds on Saturday, March 3, 2018, to join our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Services will be announced at a later date. He was born in... Full story

 

Dolores M. Brown

Dolores M. Brown passed away peacefully at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont., on Friday, March 2, 2018. She was 73 years old. She leaves behind three children, Gordon Brown II and his wife, Brigitte, of Billings, Samantha (Brown) Floyd and... Full story

 

Highlanders Produce Two State Champions

The Glasgow Highlanders sent a record 51 competitors to the State AAU Tournament in Great Falls March 9-11. They joined nearly 1,300 other young grapplers and 87 other teams at the event and turned heads with the depth of talent coming out of... Full story

 

Glasgow's March Madness is Upon Us

The 20th Annual Jeff Jurgens Memorial Basketball Tournament kicks off in Glasgow this weekend, beginning on Friday, March 16 and going through Sunday, March 18. The tournament, which is geared towards boys and girls fourth grade through 10th grade,... Full story

 

Ice Dawg Hockey Wraps Up

Hockey season in Glasgow officially came to a close this past weekend as the 14U girls and the Bantam boys competed in their final state tournaments March 9-11. The 14U girls traveled to Williston to... Full story

 

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