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  • Wrestling with Emotions

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|Mar 19, 2014

    Anger and frustration were in the air as members of the Glasgow wrestling community voiced their concerns over the temporary reduction in size of the high school wrestling room. The reduction, due to lack of storage as Glasgow High School continues its construction process, caught many parents, wrestlers and supporters off guard as they showed up in full force and packed the room at last Wednesday's school board meeting to make sure their concerns were heard. "There was a wall constructed in... Full story

  • Scams On The Rise Across Area

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Mar 19, 2014

    It sounds like a dream. You pick up the phone and someone informs you that you just won the lottery. While many are savvy to the current scams, there are still people out there who end up giving out financial information and find their finances have been wiped out. There’s a common theme that seems to come with many of these scams. Promises that if you cash that check and send something back, if you pay a small fee, or if you transfer money you will be the recipient of money. Many of these schemes prey off the naïve and often seniors. Kathy Gr...

  • Interior Secretary, Tester Visit Water Plant

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Mar 19, 2014

    Bringing water to rural areas is a task that can be challenging. The Assiniboine and Sioux Rural Water Supply System (ASRWSS) is a state of the art water treatment facility that isn't going to just help the tribes, but could potentially help others in Roosevelt and Valley counties. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell visited the facility with Sen. Jon Tester at the end of several meetings with the Fort Peck Tribes and other tribes in Montana. The tour with tribes was to help Jewell learn what...

  • Intriguing Races, Issues Fill June Primary Ballot

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Mar 19, 2014

    The deadline to file for the upcoming election has now passed. With candidates set, the race is on to campaign. Valley County Clerk Lynne Nyquist explained that the high number of candidates was enough to call for a primary on June 3. A few last minute filings for the county justice of peace added up to six candidates for the position. Christine Gamas, Dave Gorton, Christina Hillman, Ronald Kulczyk, David McLean and Mary Strand will be in the race. After primaries in June, it will only be left up to two candidates on the final ballot. Another r...

  • Flood Watch Along Icy Milk

    Mar 19, 2014

    A flood watch remained in effect through at least Wednesday afternoon for the Milk River from Glasgow to Nashua, above, where ice jams remain. The flood watch area includes central and southern Valley County, including Glasgow, Fort Peck, Hinsdale and Frazer. It's the result of runoff from snowmelt and ice jams, which can cause the river to rise with little warning. The public is advised to monitor forecasts and be alert for possible future flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to... Full story

  • Hockeytown, Montana

    Jacques Rutten, Letter To The Editor|Mar 19, 2014

    Dear Editor: Last weekend our Lewistown hockey teams had the good fortune of spending a weekend in Glasgow and enjoying some friendly competition with your children and adults. Hockey is a brand new sport for us in Lewistown, and last weekend was the first time we have had a kids' team travel to another town to play. As one of the coaches, I can assure you that we were all a little nervous about how the weekend would play out. It turned out to be a weekend our kids and parents will treasure for... Full story

  • End Of Basketball Season: A Time For Reflection

    Amber Erickson, My Opinion|Mar 19, 2014

    As our local high school basketball seasons have all come to an end, I have done a lot of reflecting, as I always do. I find it very remarkable what our kids along this stretch of Eastern Montana highway have been able to accomplish. They say that our communities are shrinking away and the numbers have forced many schools, families and communities to make tough decisions based on what is best for them individually. I know that this can cause some hard feelings and friction between communities but if we all try to look at these tough decisions... Full story

  • Good Question: Where Was Pharmacy Counter?

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Mar 19, 2014

    Yes, my face is RED. As I typed up my article on Cory’s last week, I had this thought nagging at me. Just where was the pharmacy counter? Since this was not a drug store, rather a confectionary, I should have heeded that nagging thought. So, all of you great readers, I do apologize and I stand corrected. For you that called to correct me, I am grateful. The upside of my error was a lot of information that I did not know. Cory’s made some of their (maybe all) candy in the basement of their store. I understand that the light taffy made there was...

  • Globalization Domination

    Virgil Vaupel, Thanks For Listening|Mar 19, 2014

    It was back in the winter of 1953 or so when I caught my first glimpse of the upcoming event called globalization. It was back in the day when we had spent billions of U.S. dollars “rebuilding” Japan and Germany and were smack-dab in the middle of yet another war. This one with Korea supposedly (but actually with communist China). My first sighting of globalization was a Volkswagen Beetle upside down in a ditch on Highway 2 just south of Glacier Park in the winter of 1952 or so. Before that time, all I had seen were the autos from our own “Bi...

  • What's In A Name? State Powers Trump Fed Powers

    Bonnie Davidson, Bonnie & Box Of Chocolates|Mar 19, 2014

    Naming your children is a process that sometimes takes months to decide. Names are passed on for generations, or they are chosen for their particular meaning and once in a while are used due to popularity. For Terrance Lee Brauner, his Christian name, Terry-Lee holds enough power and meaning that he feels unrecognized when his “legal” name appears. That relationship with his name goes onto deeper meaning when he brings up his citizenship. He explained that being a citizen of the United States is something he is not. He was born and raised in... Full story

  • Meetings, Records Open To The Public

    David Reinhardt, Valley County Commissioner|Mar 19, 2014

    To Concerned Citizens: Having just read The Glasgow Courier’s article on Sunshine Week (“Good Day, Sunshine” on the March 12 Opinion page), I would like to make a comment. In Valley County, and all of Montana, all meetings are open to the public with a couple of exceptions, such as discipline matters. All records associated with our meetings are open to the public as well. Which means anyone may come and inspect any documents, or use the public computer to find information. We expect you to search on the computer for the information you want,...

  • Lloyd Irwin Lefdahl

    Mar 19, 2014

    Lloyd Irwin Lefdahl, 91, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Country Home in Malta, Mont., of natural causes. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Malta Lutheran Church in Malta, followed by interment in the Malta Cemetery in Malta. He was born Jan. 16, 1923, south of Malta in the Bennett Lake Community, the son of Iver Oleson Lefdahl and Mabel (Peterson) Lefdahl. He lived and worked in the Bennett Lake Community. He attended the Busy Bee Country School...

  • Lorena M. Stein

    Mar 19, 2014

    Lorena M. (Pehan) Stein, 93, passed away peacefully in RiverStone Hospice Home and went to be with our Lord on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Cremation has taken place. A rosary will be said at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow for Lorena and her daughter, Helen, who passed away on Oct. 8, 2010. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. She was born...

  • Henry David Yager

    Mar 19, 2014

    Henry David Yager, 77, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Valley View Home in Glasgow. He resided at Valley View for one year and seven months. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow. Interment will be in the Nashua Cemetery. He was born June 6, 1936, to John Emil and Martha (Fuhrmann) Yager in Glasgow. He grew up on the family farm in McCone County and attended elementary school at McCone City. He graduated from Glasgow High...

  • Yesterday's Courier Memory: The 1939 Milk River Flood

    Mar 19, 2014

    This upcoming weekend marks the start of the 75th anniversary of the 1939 Milk River Flood. Until the 1952 flood, it was the most devastating on record for the Milk River valley. The flood started with the snow melt in the smaller tributaries. Some of the worst flooding occurred with the smaller streams. Wagner, west of Malta, had evacuations. The high waters caused a bridge to collapse eight miles south of Malta. Bridge damage in the Hinsdale area closed off the highway. Portions of Hwy. 2... Full story

  • Scottie Boys Bounced From State

    Pierre Bibbs, Stevenson-Hicks Newspapers|Mar 19, 2014

    The Glasgow Scotties have come off an amazing season, which included a 49-40 win over the Jefferson Panthers in the opening round of the 2014 Class B State Tournament on Thursday. It was the team's first time in state competition since 1997, ending a 17 year drought. The Scotties have fought hard all year, added to the pride of Hi-line basketball teams. The team finished 21-5 after losses to state runner up Columbus and Malta. In Thursday's win against Jefferson, the Scotties were led by junior... Full story

  • Hinsdale Gives All It Has

    Virgil Vaupel, Courier Correspondent|Mar 19, 2014

    After sailing through their first contest with Winnett/Grass Range the Lady Raiders of Hinsdale (25-2) drew the Lady Rebels of Shields Valley (20-6) as their next opponent at state. The Rebels coming off a 61-56 win over Jordan in the opening round. Hinsdale arrived in the semi-finals by dint of their 54-41 victory over WGR on Thursday. Whitney Molina, Chadaya Christensen and Bethany Lacock, the Raider's three seniors scored all of Hinsdale's 19 first half points and had 11 of the Raider's 14... Full story

  • Highlanders Place Six In Denver

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|Mar 19, 2014

    The Glasgow Highlanders wresting club traveled to Denver to compete in the Rocky Mountain Nationals over the weekend. The Rocky Mountain Nationals hosted wrestling clubs from across the country. Glasgow’s club saw six wrestlers place in the event in what coach Jory Casterline thought was a good showing for his club overall. Grady Nielsen placed fourth overall in the 8 and under 97 pound division. Tel Aune took fifth in the 12 and under 146 division. Skye Buckles placed third in the 12 and under 146 division. In the 12 and under 165 division, T...

  • Scottie Boys, Girls Receive Basketball Honors

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|Mar 19, 2014

    With basketball season over, a few Glasgow Scotties have been recognized for their stellar play during the 2013-14 season. Starting with the boys team, three Scotties were named to the First Team All-Conference list. Those players were Chase Fossum, Lane Herbert and Keil Krumwiede. Receiving Second Team honors for Glasgow was junior point guard Jason Thibault. For the All-State team, Fossum, Herbert and Krumwiede were once again recognized as Malta’s Zach Handley was the only non-Scottie player to receive the designation this year. For the g...

  • JJMT Opens On Friday

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|Mar 19, 2014

    It’s time to lace up the sneakers as another year of the Jeff Jurgens Memorial Basketball Tournament is around the corner. The tournament will tip-off Friday and is routinely known to bring numerous teams to the area to compete. The tournament spans over seven grades, starting from fourth and ending at the high school level. Glasgow will have teams in each age division that will be showcased in this tournament. Scottie loyalists can check out for themselves the future of Glasgow basketball. More than 70 teams are expected to participate in t... Full story

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