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  • 18th Annual Chinese Auction Brings Funds to Fort Peck Theatre

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    The Fort Peck Fine Arts Council hosted the 18th Annual Chinese Auction on March 16 in the Cottonwood Inn and brought out attendees' competitive spirit, hoping to win one of the many prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. As of press time, final totals had not yet been determined, however Executive Director Jennifer Fewer noted the Council is really grateful and very happy with how well the event went. The night consisted of not only the Chinese Auction, the live auction and the sile...

  • Opheim Port of Entry Changing Hours

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    After announcing a proposal to cut hours at the Opheim, Scobey, Raymond and Morgan ports of entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has decided to make the changes effective April 14. Town halls have been scheduled to discuss the new hours with the Opheim Town Hall meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, at 5 p.m., at the Glasgow Senior Citizens Center, 328 4th Street South, Glasgow. Effective April 14, the new hours at the Port of Scobey will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the Port of Opheim and the Port of Morgan will be open from 9 a....

  • Shopko to Close

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    Shopko announced Monday, March 18, that they will be closing all remaining stores. The move comes after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings failed to restructure the company’s debt and save the retailer’s remaining locations across the north-central midwestern United States. Staff at the Glasgow store confirmed that they had been informed of the closure Monday morning. There are currently 30 full and part-time employees at the Shopko in Glasgow, and it is unclear if there are enough vacant jobs in the community to support such a loss. Acc...

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  • Glasgow School Board Meets

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    The Glasgow School Board met in regular session on March 13 in the District Board Room. All trustees were present along with school administration, GEA representatives and district staff. During the public comment period, Kim Girard explained to the board that there is a curriculum for ice skating in schools and advised that she would like to incorporate the curriculum after her retirement. She explained that she had already discussed the possibility with GMS principal Mike Zoanni, Hi-Line Youth Hockey and the middle school P.E. teacher, Joel S...

  • Sheriff's Office, GPD Team Up to Go Mobile

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    The Valley County Sheriff’s Office and the Glasgow Police Department have pooled resources to upgrade their electronic management systems. The upgrade will help the agencies go mobile, which, according to Sheriff Tom Boyer, will put the deputy offices in the streets and out among the residents of Valley County. The mobile suite will build off the current Zeurcher system which is already utilized by VCSO, GPD, dispatch and the detention center. What the new system and infrastructure will add is the ability for deputies and officers to work c...

  • Richter to be Undersheriff

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer has appointed a five-year veteran of the Valley County Sheriff's Office to serve as Undersheriff. Chris Richter assumed the position after a lengthy search that involved the screening of eight candidates from around the country. Boyer commented on why the search had taken so long to complete, saying, "For me, it was really the most important decision that would affect the next four years, so I wanted to make the right decision." Boyer stated that he had interviewe...

  • Infrastructure

    Mar 20, 2019

    Dear Editor, Infrastructure is a conversation that is happening on the national, state and local level. When we talk about our state's infrastructure in the Montana Legislature, it usually means big money and big problems. During the last three legislative sessions, the Montana Legislature has failed to pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill that includes funding for critical projects in every corner of our state. It's not because projects being proposed are not important, or that the...

  • Legislature Gears Up After Transmittal Break

    Chelcie Cargill, Montana Farm Bureau Federation|Mar 20, 2019

    This week marked the first full week of committee hearings after the transmittal break. For the remainder of the legislative session the brunt of our work will focus on making sure bills we support continue to make it through the process. The exception to this rule is any bill which is considered a revenue bill. Any legislation with money attached to it has a later transmittal deadline of approximately April 1. While the volume of new bills certainly decreases after the initial transmittal deadline, we are keeping our eyes peeled for anything n...

  • Courage in a Small Package

    Rose Stoneberg, Prairie Tales|Mar 20, 2019

    The wolf shot near Glasgow was not officially acting like a wild wolf. FWP says that being near buildings, livestock, or domestic dogs is behavior more typical of a habituated or food conditioned animal, a released captive wolf, or a wolf-dog hybrid. In fact, I’ve heard they took DNA from the Valley County wolf to make sure it wasn’t a hybrid. Here is a true tale of wolf-dog hybrids. A rural community vet clinic doesn’t miss many local happenings. We immediately heard about it when an out-of-towner showed up and gave away a litter of beaut...

  • Some Things Forgotten

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Mar 20, 2019

    I was doing a little early Spring housekeeping over the weekend, which resulted in digging through some things forgotten. Do you remember when most homemakers treasured and displayed handiwork done by themselves or others? I remember almost every living room in homes of earlier days, displaying so many hand-crocheted items. The one thought that came to mind were the doilies always found on the back and arms of the living room couch. Those of us that do remember immediately know what they were if we are to see a set today. These were usually a m...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Mar 20, 2019

    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 21 10 a.m. - Books and Babies Story Time at Glasgow City-County Library. 10 a.m. - IndHemp Informational Session regarding Hemp Production in Montana at TNT Ag, 80 US-2 in Wolf Point. 5 – 7 p.m. - Scholastic Book Fair at Frazer school. 6:30 p.m. - Middle School Track Parent’s meeting at the Glasgow Middle School Common Area. FRIDAY – MARCH 22 5 – 6:30 p.m. - Annual Knights of C... Full story

  • Six Appeal Back in Town

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    A world-class vocal ensemble, Six Appeal returns to Glasgow as the final act in the Northeastern Arts Network’s 2018-2019 Big Sky Series. The concert will be in the Glasgow High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. The award-winning group brings to the stage sharp comedic timing with the energy and vitality of a rock band. Their show spans decades of music and genres, from classic oldies to current chart toppers, and mixes in original songs, all performed a cappella. Currently based in the Twin Cities, Minn., the group is composed... Full story

  • Assistance for Business Clinic Coming to Glasgow April 30

    For the Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    Presenters from Montana departments including Revenue, Labor and Industry, and Public Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor will be at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow on Monday, April 30, to provide new and established businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, human resource professionals and attorneys with updated information on a variety of topics, as part of the Assistance for Business Clinics (ABC). In partnership with the Glasgow Chamber, presenters will provide information on topics such as unemployment insurance tax... Full story

  • FLCA Lutefisk Dinner

    For the Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    First Lutheran Church will have their annual Lutefisk Dinner Sunday, March 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Church in Glasgow. The menu includes lutefisk, meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, Lefse Shack lefse and orange sherbet. Tickets will be sold at the door, adults: $15, students: $10 and children under six are free. Thrivent Financial is providing supplement funding.... Full story

  • Early Childhood Screening in Hinsdale

    For the Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    Parents of preschool children in the Hinsdale community who would like to have their children participate in a free Early Childhood Screening, it has been set for Monday, March 25, at Hinsdale school from 10 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment, contact Gwen at 364-2314. The screening is sponsored by the Bear Paw Cooperative.... Full story

  • Skate for the Cure Returns Friday

    For the Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    The annual Skate for the Cure will be held on Friday, March 22, at the Valley Event Center at 7 p.m. Members of the local law enforcement agencies, Glasgow and Long Run Fire Department and others will be playing a game to raise money for the former Relay For Life group. The group is working on establishing a medical relief assistance fund for residents of Valley County. There is no charge for the game, but concessions will be available. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and the popular Duck Toss during the second intermissi... Full story

  • Milton I. Barstad

    Mar 20, 2019

    On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Milton Barstad decided to quit fighting Alzheimer's disease. After struggling on his admittance to FMDH, he settled down for a relaxing day of family visitations and then just drifted off peacefully. Milton Ingvar Barstad, age 78, was born in Glasgow, Mont., at FMDH on April 16, 1940, to Ingvar Barstad and Myrtle (Paulson) Barstad. He went to school in Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1958. After high school Milton worked on the runway at the Glasgow... Full story

  • Matthew Ersland Services

    Mar 20, 2019

    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 will be in Nashua, Mont., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m., with a luncheon following with burial in the Nashua Cemetery.... Full story

  • Let's Bake Artisan Bread

    For the Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    MSU Extension Agent Roubie Younkin will host an evening of bread making Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Valley County Courthouse. Whether you have only aspired to bake bread or have baked your way through numerous recipes, anyone can bring the comfort and warmth of fresh bread into their kitchen. Making bread at home always seems like a daunting task. It’s a huge investment of time and energy, which usually pays off in the end, unless something goes awry during the process. Learn to make super easy and effortless no-kn... Full story

  • Still Influenced by the Whole Life Challenge

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    Since we've "sprung ahead" to save daylight for after-work recreation, can we please spring ahead into actual spring? We had some lovely ice fog last night, along with a dusting of fresh snow (again!). While it's gorgeous outside with the clear, deep blue sky, we are thoroughly, completely, definitely over winter. I'd much rather have green grass sprinkled with fresh dew than the icy cold glitter of the unending expanse of white that is our current situation. I know I'm not alone in this...

  • Highlanders Continue to Grind and Shine

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    The Glasgow Highlanders are almost to the end of their competitive season, with just a few events left before the Montana Open in Billings, March 30 and 31. While the team had wrestlers compete in three separate events this past weekend, the bulk of the team went to Circle for their invitational on March 16. In total, the Highlanders crowned 15 champions at the event and had 11 more that placed in the top five. Also on the 16th, four Highlanders traveled to Bozeman to compete in the Battle Under the Big Sky, and Kyler Hallock was in Denver to...

  • JJMT Brings Over 75 Teams to Glasgow

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 20, 2019

    The 21st-Annual Jeff Jurgens Memorial Tournament brought a lot of ballers to town March 16 and 17. More than 75 teams were registered for the event, which translates into hundreds of athletes looking to win a coveted JJMT hoodie. The tournament is a major fundraiser for the Scottie Booster Club, and the logistics of organizing a successful tournament, especially a tournament as popular as JJMT, has to be challenging to say the least. Organizers are tasked with managing entries and fees,...

  • Co-ed Volleyball League Scores

    Mar 20, 2019

    March 6, 2019 FMDH def. Hi-Tech Electric Ezzies def. Busted Knuckle Hi-Tech Electric def. Ezzies FMDH def. Busted Knuckle Hi-Line Ford def. 2 Legit 2 Hit C & B def. Ball Smackers Hi-Line Ford def. Ball Smackers C & B def. 2 Legit 2 Hit League Standings Hi-Line Ford 13-1 Busted Knuckle 11-3 FMDH 10-4 Hi-Tech Electric 7-7 Ezzies 6-8 C & B 6-8 Ball Smackers 3-11 2 Legit 2 Hit 0-14 March 13, 2019 Ezzies def. C & B Ball Smackers def. Busted Knuckle Ball Smackers def. Ezzies Busted Knuckle def. C & B Hi-Tech Electric def. 2 Legit 2 Hit Hi-Line Ford...

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