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Articles from the March 15, 2017 edition

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Holom Appointed Interim Director of Valley View Home

In a press release, the CEO of Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Randy Holom has announced he will be taking over as the interim director of Valley View Home. Last month, President of the VVH Board of Directors Brian Fuhrman announced they were... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    March 15, 2017

Missouri River Country Draws Tourists to Region

Missouri River Country is Montana’s northeastern tourism region which covers Garfield, McCone, Phillips, Valley, Sheridan, Daniels, Richland and Roosevelt Counties along with the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The organization is managed by a... Full story


Stat Air Nears Completion of New Hangar, Offices

The Northeast Montana Stat Air Ambulance Cooperative is nearing completion of their new hangar, crew quarters and office combination at Wokal Field in Glasgow. According to Program Director Clay... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    March 15, 2017

Upcoming Gardening Classes Available for Young Green Thumbs

The Junior Master Gardener Program (JMG) is an educational youth project offered to students in grades four through six. Students enrolled in JMG will receive horticultural and environmental science education while also developing leadership and... Full story


Mystery Animals Coming to Glasgow

Executive director of ZooMontana (Billings) Jeff Ewelt and his staff will be bringing live animals to Glasgow on March 22. To keep the community and children surprised, the type and number of animals... Full story


Libertarians Nominate Rancher to Run for Zinke's Seat

In a Helena nominating convention on March 12, attended by roughly three dozen people, the Montana Libertarian Party nominated Mark Wicks, a 46-year-old cattle rancher and writer from Inverness, Mont. Wicks received a degree in aviation mechanics... Full story


Montana 4-H Seeks Former 4-H Members

Montana 4-H is looking for former 4-H members to “Raise Your Hand” in a fundraiser that could bring $20,000 for the growing 4-H program. Valley County has nine 4-H clubs that may benefit from the award. The 4-H alumni are one of the most... Full story

 By Mary Cafero    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Selling the Save Act

Having never sponsored a tax bill in my twelve years as a state legislator, I find myself in a new strange place. However as I watched nearly ninety million dollars in services for senior citizens and people who have disabilities, including...


The End of an Era

I recently lost part of my identity. I am no longer the mother of a high school basketball player. I have to sheepishly confess that I was devastated the moment it happened, and it took some time for me to shake the sadness. I know, it seems a...


Warming Up for Spring

Weather is the topic that has been on everyone’s mind these past weeks.  Things like “Global Warming” and “Climate Change” creep into our conversations.  This prompted me to wonder how many out there remember prior winters that were...


Dare to Repair Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act: Repeal and Replace 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 t...


The So-Called 'Fiscally Conservative' Plan

The Affordable Care Act: Repeal and Replace 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...


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

WEDNESDAY – MARCH 15 6:30 p.m. - Annual NCAA Basketball Calcutta to benefit the Glasgow Reds Legion & Babe Ruth Baseball programs at the Glasgow Elks Lodge. Chili will be served at 6:30 p.m. with Calcutta starting at 7 p.m. THURSDAY – MARCH 16 7... Full story


Issella Cook

Issella L. Cook passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was raised in New Deal, Wheeler and on the farm south of Glasgow. She attended Borton County School... Full story


Dorothy Lynn Bell

Dorothy Lynn (Larson) Bell, 91, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. She was born in Rupert, Idaho, on Oct. 1, 1925, to Irvin W. and Doris... Full story


Harriet Mattfeld

Harriet (Dalby) Mattfeld, age 83, of Perham, Minn., died Monday, March 13, 2017, in Perham Living. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham. Visita... Full story


Kenneth C. Abern

Kenneth C. Abern, 89 of Billings, Mont., formerly of Nashua/Glasgow, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 3, 2017. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.... Full story


Bantam Beasts Take Title!

The Valley Event Center has another championship banner to hang in the rafters. The 2017 MAHA State Bantam Tournament was held in Glasgow March 10-12, and the Ice Dawgs captured the first ever Bantam... Full story


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