Serving Proudly As The Voice Of Valley County Since 1913

Articles from the March 18, 2020 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 25

  • Coronavirus Confirmed In Montana

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    Four presumptively positive cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, were confirmed by the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) on March 13, two more cases were confirmed on March 14. while two more cases were confirmed on March 16. As of press time, these cases were located in Gallatin, Yellowstone, Silver Bow, Lewis and Clark and Missoula counties, and there are no known cases in Valley County. All tests that tested presumptively positive were sent to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) where the results will be... Full story

  • "Hakuna Matata"

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    Glasgow Middle School students performed The Lion King Jr., to an exclusive audience of special guests during Golden Ticket night on March 12, followed by two performances during the weekend, March 13 and 14, at Glasgow High School. The cast was expected to perform on March 15, however as a result of the recent coronavirus outbreak, that performance was canceled. For the first time, audiences near and far had the opportunity to watch each live performance from the comfort of their homes through...

  • Local Businesses Do Their Part To "Social Distance"

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    *This list has changed due to recent actions taken by the order signed by the Valley County Health Officer on March 19* The Valley County Health Officer has ordered that all bars, brew pubs, casinos, and restaurants, except for drive-thru, delivery and pick-up services, shall be closed to the public. Further, all gymnasiums, athletic clubs, fitness studios, and yoga studios are to be closed as well. Brick and mortar businesses, shall limit attendance to 10 people, exclusive of staff. To help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, local businesse... Full story

  • City and County Respond to COVID-19

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    The City of Glasgow and Valley County are working on plans to maintain essential services in the wake of a statewide emergency declaration by Governor Steve Bullock on March 15. Representatives and elected officials from government, local establishments and clergy from area churches met in a planning meeting held the morning of March 16, at the county courthouse to discuss the city-county plan to maintain essential services during the emergency declaration. According to County Commissioner Mary Armstrong, who is spearheading the county... Full story

  • Valley County Board Of Health Urges Steps To Prevent Illness

    For the Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    The Valley County Board of Health urges the public and places of business to implement the following steps now to prevent the spread of illness within the community: Always use proper hand washing Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea Before and after treating a cut or wound Before and after using the toilet After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing After touching an a... Full story

  • Stand Against Divisive And Hateful Rhetoric

    Mar 18, 2020

    Dear Courier, I normally don't read Virgel Vaupel's columns in the BS Buzz, but a final sentence of his jumped out at me today, and I feel compelled to address it. The sentence came at the end of a column in which he managed to denigrate almost everyone, starting with women (claiming a female professor in Wyoming was an anti-American with a withered mind), then people in general (because we hire celebrities to sing the National Anthem at sports events instead of singing it ourselves), then...

  • Stocking Up On Paper Goods

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Mar 18, 2020

    I was visiting with an out-of-state friend the other day and was told that Costco was limiting the amount of toilet tissue and water that an individual could purchase. Living in the “Middle of Nowhere,” it did take me awhile to connect it with the Coronavirus. My mind then went to the “Good ole days” when you used pages from catalogs and saved peach papers instead of purchasing toilet tissue. Then reality hit me—who has catalogs anymore? Do peaches purchased for canning even come individually wrapped anymore? For those of us that do remember,...

  • Library COVID-19 Measures

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    To prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, the Glasgow City County Public Library is taking precautionary safety measures As of now, the library will continue to stay open with limited services for two weeks. We will abide by all City, County, State and Federal mandates. Effective immediately March 16, 2020, the following measures are being instituted: Patrons are asked not to linger or hang out at the library. To drop off items and get what is needed. All public events/programming will be suspended for two weeks.... Full story

  • Preparing for Possible Self-Quarantine

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    Though the COVID-19 outbreak has not reached northeast Montana yet, it is not too early to begin planning for potential self-quarantines. With schools closing and many businesses offering limited services, people may want to consider what they will need at home for the foreseeable future. With medical experts recommending two-weeks for self quarantines in the event of exposure to the virus, it is recommended that people have a two-week supply of food at home, including non-perishable goods. Plan to purchase shelf-stable beverages, including... Full story

  • Canceled Events

    Mar 18, 2020

    As of press time, the following events have been canceled or postponed: Fort Peck Senior Citizens Sixth-Annual Slam The Dam - POSTPONED 19th Annual Chinese Auction - POSTPONED JJMT Tournament - CANCELED Prairie Ridge Dance – CANCELED Community Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Class at FMDH – CANCELED The State Walleye’s Unlimited Banquet & the Spring Fling Bazaar – CANCELED Cub Scout Pinewood Derby – POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL March Cub Scout Pack Meeting – CANCELED Guns and Hoses Skate For The Cure – CANCELED Nashua Lions Club Roller Skating – CANCELED... Full story

  • Reynolds Market COVID-19 Preventative Actions

    For the Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    As a local grocer, we understand the critical nature of our business and the service we provide to the local community. We have been monitoring, planning and working diligently to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its effects on our community. The safety and health of our shoppers, staff, and community are our primary concern. We are committed to taking action in order to prevent any unnecessary risk. As the situation rapidly changes, our team is adapting and implementing best practices throughout our store. We will communicate... Full story

  • FMDH Takes Measures To Protect Community

    Saralyn Potter, For the Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital is taking all possible measures to protect our staff and patients. At this time, FMDH is asking for cooperation from the community to help us achieve that purpose. Please do not come to the hospital if you do not need medical care. Access to the FMDH facility is currently limited to those with appointments for essential services, with the exception of the Emergency Department. There will be no walk-in care available in the Glasgow Clinic, Laboratory or Radiology. Patient care departments will be contacting... Full story

  • Sandra 'Sandy' Laumeyer

    Mar 18, 2020

    *Services Have Been Postponed Until Spring* After a very long and courageous battle with cancer, our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, Sandra "Sandy" Kay (Sonnenberg) Laumeyer, 76, of Nashua, Mont., was greeted with all the fanfair a true warrior and champion deserves by her Lord and all His angels Monday, March 9, 2020. A vigil will be held on Thursday, March 19, 6 p.m., at Queen of Angels Church, 206 Hobart St., Nashua. Services will be on Friday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m.... Full story

  • Nemont Telephone Response To COVID-19

    Mar 18, 2020

    Nemont has been monitoring the rapid development of COVID-19. We have established a business continuity team out of concern of our employees, customers, and continued operations during these uncertain times. Recently we met with Public health representatives in order to develop our initial response to COVID-19. Nemont has implemented the following procedures effective immediately to help keep our communities safe: Retail offices will be closed to the public starting March 18, 2020: Doors will be closed to all public entry. Employees will... Full story

  • Mary Ann Remus

    Mar 18, 2020

    Mary Ann (Farrell) Remus of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully at Valley View Home, in Glasgow, on Monday, March 16, 2020, at the age of 90. Mary Ann's family is having a private family graveside burial. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Mary Ann was born in Williams, Mont., on Feb. 22, 1930, to Theodore and Genevieve (Hamaker) Farrell. In 1949 she married Hugh Remus and they had four children: Ted, Tim, Connie and Jeff. They later divorced in 1976. Mary Ann had many... Full story

  • Donald Gerald Parpart

    Mar 18, 2020

    Donald Gerald Parpart, age 91, formerly of Fort Peck, Mont., went to his Lord on Monday, March 9, 2020, at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive, Mont. Memorial services for Don and his wife, Beulah, will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, June 8, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, Mont., with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Private interment services will be held in the Galpin Church Cemetery in Valley County, Mont. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.... Full story

  • Duane Albert Nasner

    Mar 18, 2020

    Duane Albert Nasner, age 67, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. A public visitation will be held at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point, Mont., on Sunday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family greeting friends from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 23, at the Gospel Fellowship Church in Wolf Point at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Family and friends are invited back to the Gospel Fellowship Church for a luncheon following the burial. Condolences for... Full story

  • Randolph George Peck Services Postponed

    Mar 18, 2020

    Randolph George Peck, 72, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2019. We are postponing Randy’s service due to the coronavirus. An announcement will be made when rescheduled.... Full story

  • Region 6 FWP Offices Are Open…With Some Conditions

    Marc Kloker, For the Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    Rest assured, Region 6 Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices are open! However, due to the “social distancing” measures that are being taken, please expect to abide by the following: If you can, please use the internet to buy your licenses and apply for permits…this way there is no social interaction necessary. If you feel ill or have any symptoms, please respect our staff and others by not entering an FWP building. We would be happy to answer any questions over the phone: 406-228-3700 (Glasgow) or 406-265-6177 (Havre). If you do come to the Glasg... Full story

  • Gov. Bullock Directs Closure Of All Montana Schools

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    As a result of the fast spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Steve Bullock directed the closure of all non-resident public K-12 schools for two weeks, starting March 16 and lasting through March 27. “I recognize that our schools often serve as a lifeline for families and that this decision is going to have disruption on Montanans over the coming weeks,” said the Governor in a press conference March 15. “I’m committed to working with schools, communities and public health to minimize the impact. I encourage businesses to do everyth... Full story

  • Nature Gone Nuts

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    The time interval between snows and storms up here seems to be getting shorter. Last week our Monday snow arrived on Sunday; this week it arrived on Saturday. Mother Nature has taken this jumping ahead on the time to an insane level. She’s out of control. I don’t think we got that much more snow, but the 40 mph wind certainly made for some very deep and new drifts in our yard. In the space between the propane tanks and the lilac hedge just to the west of the tanks, the snow had shrunk to a depth of 18 to 24 inches. It’s now running 3 to 4 fee...

  • Bantam Bedlam

    Mar 18, 2020

    Hi-Line Youth Hockey played host for the MAHA State Bantam Tournament at the Valley Event Center, March 13-15, despite the fears over the COVID 19 pandemic. The Glasgow Ice Dawgs made the weekend worth the risk, placing third in the tournament and putting on a show for fans. Glasgow vs. Bozeman Glasgow first hit the ice against the Bozeman Ice Dogs Friday morning in the tournament's pool play. The Ice Dawgs dropped the game, 3-2, playing a step behind the Ice Dogs. Bozeman took a 2-0 lead in...

  • Mar 18, 2020

  • City Of Glasgow Safety Measures

    Mar 18, 2020

    The City of Glasgow, along with Valley County, are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and following the Centers for Disease Control and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services recommendations. Information is rapidly changing, and we are working to quickly identify how we can support our employees and their families who have essential service duties and keep our community safe. The City of Glasgow has put the following safety measures in place until March 31, 2020: The Glasgow Recreation Center will be... Full story

  • County Declares State of Emergency, City Set to Meet on March 19

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    The County has declared a State of Emergency in Valley County as of March 17. The action comes after Governor Steve Bullock and President Donald Trump issued state and nationwide emergencies from the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic that has spread to all 50 states and a few territories. In Montana there are, as of March 18, 11 presumptive cases, mostly in major cities across the state. Nonetheless, schools and nursing homes have closed for a couple of weeks while businesses and local government have taken precautions to slow the spread of the... Full story