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  • Plea Agreements Reached in Women's Resource Center Thefts

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 22, 2017

    On Dec. 7, 2016, Toni Louise Plummer-Alvernaz pled not guilty to the charge of theft in excess of $5,000 and wire fraud. She also pled not guilty to theft from a non-profit receiving federal funding which put the case in federal court. These charges carried a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a $250,000 fine, up to three years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment (See Non-Profit Director Accused of Theft, Wire Fraud on the cover of the Dec. 14 issue of the Courier). According to documents filed in federal court in Great...

  • Brownies to Sell Girl Scout Cookies at Downtown Booth Saturday

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 22, 2017

    Girl Scout Brownies from Troop 2244 in Glasgow will be selling their hallmark cookies Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a booth outside Markle's Ace Hardware in downtown Glasgow. The Girl Scouts of America organization is celebrating its 100-year anniversary, and the 2nd grade level "Brownies" are hoping to raise funds to continue their traditions of serving the community, especially helping young girls and women grow into leaders in their communities. The girls will have an...

  • Theater's Chinese Auction a Success

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Mar 22, 2017

    This year's Chinese Auction at the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council was a smashing success. The event was held at the Cottonwood this year and was attended by an estimated 250 people. The event went smoothly and attendees had a great time. Annette Vegge and Jody Sundheim of the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council attribute the event's success to the great support and response, and are looking forward to next year's event. Some of the more notable lots up for grabs where a weekend on Joan Etchart's house...

  • New Advocates Step In to Improve Lives

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 22, 2017

    Carol Buchheit and Aimee Kirkland were sworn in March 21 by the Honorable Yvonne Laird to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) in the Seventeenth Judicial District Court. Kirkland and Buchheit have successfully completed CASA's pre-service training course, gaining a foundation of knowledge needed to advocate for abused and neglected children. Upon being sworn in, they will be assigned to serve abused children in Valley County, directly impacting their lives. Even with the addition...

  • County Brief

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Mar 22, 2017

    With the recent appointment of Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior, commissioners continue to prepare for the upcoming special election. The election will fill the seat left vacant by Zinke in Congress and will take place on May 25. How this special election will be conducted is still up in the wind, with Montana legislators currently considering a bill, SB-305, that would allow counties to conduct the special election strictly by mail-in ballot, if they choose too. The Montana Association of Counties recommended that the commissioners...

  • Nashua Prom

    Mar 22, 2017

  • T-Rex Gets Arrested

    Mar 22, 2017

    T-Rex joined the Nashua Prom, but then got too rowdy and was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Richter of the Valley County Sheriff's Department....

  • May Your Week be Blessed

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Mar 22, 2017

    In spite of a couple rough spots the week before last, and one the week before that, it was a great one. Two weeks ago Sunday, I had a really nice visit with a friend. I’d shared with her about a doctor’s appointment I’d had. I told her a CT scan of my chest revealed spots of cancer in my ribs, vertebrae, and sternum. Several of them were new spots. My doctor and I had a discussion about pain management. When I met with my oncologist, we talked about the CT scan I’d had the week before. He said he wanted a contrast CT scan of my abdomen and pel...

  • Remember Recycling

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Mar 22, 2017

    I have written before about recycling and I admit I am at it again. We have all read the funny little articles about the “Green Thing” and nod our head in agreement. Yes, those of us of my generation and previous generations recycled so many things without giving it a thought. It was an everyday thing. Coffee cans were saved and many times used in the shop by the men to organize their nuts and bolts, etc., clothing was recycled by making over for the children, and so on and on. My husband and I took a few days off a couple of weeks ago to att...

  • Montana's Budget Problems

    Michael Burns, Representing the Right|Mar 22, 2017

    The State of the Montana Budget Side by Side 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 to feature in-depth discussion, "Side by Side" will feature structured analysis of current events complete with fact-checking, editorial support and, when necessary, informal arbitration. To suggest a topic for our duo, write to [email protected]. “You know things are tough when students are a...

  • State Budget Forgets Kids and Seniors

    Alec Carmichael, I Digress|Mar 22, 2017

    The State of the Montana Budget Side by Side 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 to feature in-depth discussion, "Side by Side" will feature structured analysis of current events complete with fact-checking, editorial support and, when necessary, informal arbitration. To suggest a topic for our duo, write to [email protected]. So Montana’s House passed a budget. Republicans s...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Mar 22, 2017

    WEDNESDAY- MARCH 22 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Zoo Montana presentation with live animals at the Children’s Museum. All are welcome to take in this energetic animal-filled presentation for a $5 cover charge. THURSDAY – MARCH 23 5:30 p.m. - Middle School Track and Field meeting at the East Side School commons area for parents of 6th through 8th grade students who are interested in participating. The season begins Monday, March 27. 7 p.m. - “Lives Touched by Jesus” Lenten Services at First Lutheran Church, Glasgow. FRIDAY – MARCH 24 5 p.m. - Knights of...

  • Anne Wimmer

    Mar 22, 2017

    Anne (Radcliffe) Wimmer, age 81, of Glasgow, Mont. died peacefully in her sleep on March 8, 2017, at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive, Mont., with family at her side. Memorial services will be held at a later date with a time and location to be announced as soon as possible. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements. She was born Frances Anne in 1936 in Kansas City, Mo., as an identical twin. She was the daughter of Frank Searle and Hazel (Brown)...

  • Marvin Lloyd Potter

    Mar 22, 2017

    Marvin Lloyd Potter, 71, passed away in his sleep Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Mont., with his loving sister, Kelly Taylor, at his side. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Glasgow VFW Post 3107. There will be sharing of stories and Military Honors, followed by a lunch. He was born to Harold and Pearl (Whitish) Potter on July 22, 1945, in Glasgow. Mont. They divorced and Harold married Mary Wilson, who Marvin always considered...

  • Jean LaVon Barthell

    Mar 22, 2017

    Poorer for her absence, but richer for her visit, this world lost Jean LaVon (Weare) Barthell on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Her journey ended in Moses Lake, Wash., with grace, humor, courage and pioneer grit even in the midst of a breathless struggle. Jean was 83 but would have denied it. She took her first breath in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 30, 1934, under the welcoming gaze of her parents, Walter Boyd Weare and Alice Sydney Haight. She grew to form in Denver and in small towns and ranches on the...

  • Delila Holderman

    Mar 22, 2017

    Delila Holderman, age 98, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, in Billings, Mont. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at Bell Mortuary Chapel in Glasgow, with inurnment in the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. She was born on Jan. 15, 1919, in Hinsdale, Mont., to John and Matilda (Bundus) Rasmussen. She attended school in Hinsdale graduating in 1937. In 1939, she married Ray Holderman in Glasgow. To that union three sons were born, Raymond in 1940, Barry in 1948, and...

  • June Cotter Services

    Mar 22, 2017

    June Cotter, 90, of Glasgow passed away Feb. 15, 2017. Her family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 24, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25, at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, with a luncheon to follow. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery following the luncheon....

  • Dorothy Mae Larson

    Mar 22, 2017

    Dorothy Mae (Anderson) Larson, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Cooney Home in Helena, Mont., after battling Alzheimer's for several years. She lived at Shelby House in Helena for six and one-half years prior to moving to the nursing home. Cremation has taken place. Services for Dorothy will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the First Lutheran Church, 641 2nd Ave N., Glasgow, MT 59230. A luncheon reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall of the Church, followed by...

  • Joanne G. 'Jo' Jones

    Mar 22, 2017

    Joanne G. "Jo" (Chambers) Jones, 80, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Care Center on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Richards officiating. She was born on June 28, 1936, in Odin, N.D., to George and Gaida (Olson) Chambers. She was raised near Minot on her grandparent's farm, and graduated from Minot High School in 1954. She traveled to Seattle...

  • Watch For Wildlife

    Marc Kloker, For the Courier|Mar 22, 2017

    FWP would like to remind folks to watch for deer and other animals on the road, especially during the early morning and early evening hours when both visibility is difficult and animals are sometimes more active. With the recent hour time change, many folks who are commuting are now an hour “forward” and may see more activity. As our deer numbers are continuing to make a comeback across the region, more and more animal-vehicle accidents are bound to occur. In addition, the spring “fawning” season is just around the corner, and deer are often m...

  • Treasure State Classic Champs

    Mar 22, 2017

  • Eighth-Grade Mavericks Win JJMT

    Mar 22, 2017

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  • Court Brief

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 22, 2017

    According to the County Attorney Dylan Jensen March 20, was “a good day” in Court before the recently appointed District Judge Yvonne Laird. Judge Laird sentenced Andrea Gardner for two counts of distribution of morphine to two concurrent sentences of three years, one deferred and one suspended. Gardner was charged following a joint Drug Enforcement Agency and Valley County Sheriff’s Office sting operation resulting in Gardner being charged with four separate sales of morphine to undercover agents. Also sentenced was Tisha Reddog for one count...

  • Successful Season for the 2017 Winter Lego Club

    Pat Knierim, For the Courier|Mar 22, 2017

    The successful season for the 2017 Winter Lego Club at the Glasgow City-County Library is drawing to a close, with a regular meeting this week and a pizza party for all the participants the following week. Pat Knierim has headed up the program for the library, with Kim Kompel and her son, Zach, providing the regular support staff. The Friends of the Library has agreed to help defray expenses for the pizza party and prizes. The Lego Club has been meeting weekly since the middle of January, and...

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