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  • Ground Broken For The New Irle

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    A large crowd gathered in the cold wind around a mound of dirt at Irle School on Monday, March 24. Students, teachers and school board members shivered in the cold, along with Montana School Superintendent Denise Juneau for a special groundbreaking ceremony. Several members from the architect company also attended as children cheered for the start of construction on their new school. Juneau told the children and others in the crowd that out of the 851 schools in the state, Irle Elementary was... Full story

  • Drugs: Citizens Can Take A Stand

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    This is Part 5 of a series of articles focusing on educating the community about drug use in Valley County. An African proverb states that it takes a village to raise a child. More than just the parents participate in the growth of the child, and an entire community will keep after their young. You could say that the entire village is vigilant when it comes to the raising of a child. That philosophy is something to keep in mind when tackling problems that can become much bigger. With drugs in th... Full story

  • Nashua Goes To 4-Day School Week Next Year

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    It was a well researched decision for the Nashua School Board. While controversial to some of the parents and families involved, the final vote for a four-day school week came in on Tuesday, March 18. The school board approved the schedule to begin next year in a 4-1 vote. Ryan Williams, Dale Pugh, Cole Sibley and Brenda Kessel voted in favor and Joe Laumeyer against. The school calendar for the upcoming year has been posted to the Nashua school website. While Superintendent Jennifer Cunningham was out of the office for comment and wouldn’t...

  • Plans Progress For Mobile Home Park In Glasgow

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    The housing crunch has been felt in Glasgow over the past few years. With the city growing slowly but steadily, a need for more housing will continue. Recently, the Glasgow Planning Board approved a conditional use permit for an additional mobile home park that could help address the need. The new mobile home park will be located behind the Northern Lights Casino in Glasgow. It took some time for the owner, Burt Johnston, to get all the requirements for the permit, but earlier in the month he was finally approved. The location was previously...

  • City, County Clash Over Meter

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    While the building of the Valley County jail was finished three years ago, some kinks are still being cleared up. The county commissioners were surprised at one point by the water/sewer rates and were looking for a way to lower the bill. But what ended up happening, created more of a mess for both the county and the city. City officials said the building’s 3-inch meter was removed without proper approval, and the replacement meter was reduced in size in hopes for a smaller bill. The action went against city ordinance, which gives the city the...

  • Detention Center Paying Off For County

    Dave Reinhardt--Valley County Commissioner, Letter To The Editor|Mar 26, 2014

    Dear Editor, As we approach the third anniversary of Valley County’s Detention Center, I would like to share some numbers with our taxpayers, since we are still getting opinions that we should not have built. The center cost $3.7 million. If Valley County had not built, we would be transporting prisoners at this time, in the same fashion that Custer County is now. At present Custer County is spending approximately $4,400 a month, or $53,000 per year on transportation costs (not including damages to vehicles while on the road). Add to that... Full story

  • A Love Of Books

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just A Thought|Mar 26, 2014

    Recently I read a line that spoke of a child who reads as they are growing up becomes an adult who thinks. Last week, while in Arizona visiting family, I walked into a used book store. No sooner had I crossed the threshhod than I stopped and took a deep breath. The owner of the store came up to me and asked if I was okay. I said I was simply breathing in the smell of hundreds of books. I told him that even though digital books are becoming more and more popular, there still is nothing that can compare with the smell of a room full of books. I...

  • The Tin Dog

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Mar 26, 2014

    I will admit that I am not one to spend many dollars on artwork for decorating my home, but I do love all of my “old” decorations. One of my treasured wall hangings is a “tin dog.” I am sure there are many of you that will remember the old tin dog. I bet I could name more than a few local men who will. Many early residents of our area ran large herds, or bands, of sheep. Some families were able to manage summer grazing of their sheep themselves and others were able to hire the service of herders. Regardless of your circumstances, most...

  • Maybe March Is The Month To Give Wildlife A Break

    Bruce Auchly, My Opinion|Mar 26, 2014

    Ladies and gentlemen, we are entering crunch time. That time of the year when spring and winter play a tug of war, and depending on how it goes, deer and elk could be the losers. Members of the deer family that go into winter in good shape have the energy reserves and body fat to survive those December and February subzero spells. But a long winter that continues through March and April will start to tip over the smallest and weakest. And if we humans are not careful, we’ll cause some of the bigger animals to tip over. Already some of our...

  • Laramie Wayne Wallace Jr.

    Mar 26, 2014

    Laramie Wayne Wallace, 47, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Northeast Montana Medical Center in Wolf Point, Mont. He was born March 4, 1967, in Helena, Mont., the son of Laramie and Bernadine (Clark) Wallace. He was raised in Helena, graduated from Jefferson High School in Boulder, and worked on the family ranch in Montana City. He attended Eastern Montana College in Billings. He married Christina Guitteriz in Billings. They were later divorced. In 2000 he moved to the Frazer-Wolf P...

  • Walter J. Siewing

    Mar 26, 2014

    Walter J. Siewing, 74, a retired rancher, died of natural causes on Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Missouri River Manor in Great Falls. He was born Dec. 6, 1939, the son of Herman and Clara (Buen) Siewing in Glasgow. He was educated at the local country school and graduated from Saco High School in 1959. He was raised on the family farm and took it over after his parents retired. He especially looked forward to calving in the spring and spring planting. His father developed an irrigation system...

  • Gordon 'Stubby' Lewis Stebleton

    Mar 26, 2014

    Gordon ‘Stubby’ Lewis Stebleton, 85, died peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 15, 2014, at Powell Valley Care Center in Powell, Wyo. There will be no services at this time. He was born Feb. 1, 1929, in North Dakota, to Harvey and Mildred Stebleton. He had a brother, Frank, and a sister, Mary. After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy and proudly served his time. He had many jobs throughout his life. He was the circulation manager for The Billings Gazette for 25 years. He really loved working with people, especially the kids. In...

  • Linda Lee Casteel

    Mar 26, 2014

    Linda Lee (Lockwood) Casteel, 71, passed away peacefully at her home in Killeen, Texas, on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Services will be held Saturday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at Saint Martin Episcopal Church in Copperas Cove, Texas. She was the daughter of Melbourne and Virginia Lockwood and was raised and attended high school in Glasgow. Later in life, after her children were grown, she went back to school and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in education. She taught for many years and was a well-respected teacher at Central Texas College for 15...

  • The Frazer Barbershop

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Frazer barbershop was owned by Matt and Elsie Eliason. Matt Eliason purchased the main street building, including a pool hall, for $1,400. The shop was the Frazer social center, offering haircuts, shaves, pool games, card games, ice cream, candy and newspapers. The original barbershop fixtures are displayed in the Glasow Pioneer Museum.... Full story

  • 3-C Boys and Girls All Conference Teams

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    The 2014 3C Boys and Girls All-Conference list was released and Hinsdale saw players from both squads make the cut. On the boys side, Dallas Capdeville, Wyatt Pattison and Kyle Albus were named to the first team and Capedeville added another honor by being named to the All-Defensive list as well. For the girls, Hinsdale was represented by Whitney Molina, Bethany Lacock and Chadaya Christensen. Molina and Lacock were also All-Defensive honorees as well. Other teams seeing players named to the lists include Saco/WW, Scobey/Opheim, Lustre Christia... Full story

  • Fast Times At Glasgow High

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    As the track and field season enters its second week, many of the athletes on the team are used to having to battle the elements at the beginning of each year. This year, the team also has another hurdle to overcome as long time track and field coach, John LaBonty is recovering from a procedure he went through recently at a medical facility in Kalispell. According to assistant track coach Tim Phillips, LaBonty's wife Sharon called Phillips to let him know that LaBonty had a medical episode in... Full story

  • Fort Peck Sees Decline In Fish Population

    Ron Selden, Region 6 FWP|Mar 26, 2014

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists say lower Fort Peck Reservoir water levels have had an impact on some fish populations, but benefits are still being realized from good water years in 2008 through 2011. “Since 2011, water levels have dropped 29 feet and approximately 65,000 surface acres have been lost on Fort Peck,” said FWP Biologist Heath Headley. “That acreage equals nearly two Canyon Ferry Reservoirs.” Fort Peck Reservoir elevations rose only a foot from January through June of 2013. The impact of these operations is that...

  • Man Pays Fine In Elk Case

    Ron Selden, FwP Region 6|Mar 26, 2014

    A Minnesota man has been ordered to pay $2,070 in fines and restitution for allowing his teenage son to illegally kill a 5x5 bull elk in the Larb Hills area of the Missouri River Breaks during the 2013 archery hunting season. Troy A. Carlson, 48, lives in the St. Paul suburb of Inver Grove Heights, but his family owns property in the Larb Hills. The elder Carlson was cited by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Warden Ben Morin for possession of the illegal elk and hunting without a license by accountability for allowing his son to shoot and kill...

  • Glasgow Cheer Has Strong Showing At Cheerfest

    Kari Prewett, For The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    Glasgow High School cheerleaders competed in Cheerfest 2014 this past Saturday in Lewiston. The competition included brackets for jazz/tap dancers, mascots, cheerleaders, stunt groups and individual jumps. Coached by Sereta Heser and Jorey Garsjo, the Scotties took second place in the Class B division for high school cheer. Tayte Prewett, Lauren Runningen, & Abigail Helland made it to the semifinals in the Jump-Off Competition. Montana State and the University of Montana had cheerleaders in...

  • Mat Attack In Black Hills

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    The Glasgow Highlander Wrestling Club participated in the Black Hills Nationals this past weekend and once again, the Highlanders had another strong showing. Thirteen of the wrestlers that participated in the tournament placed for the Highlanders. Seven of those finished fourth or better in their respected divisions with Kohl Kittleson taking first place in the Bantam Heavyweight division. The season is approaching the home stretch as the Highlanders prepare for the Montana Open in Billings this weekend. Follwing the Montana Open, the...

  • Local Teams Roll in JJMT

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|Mar 26, 2014

    It was a weekend of layups and 3-pointers as the Jeff Jurgens Memorial Basketball Tournament took place in Glasgow last weekend. With over 70 teams participating in the tournament, four Glasgow teams pulled out championship victories in their respective age groups. The fourth grade girls started the party for Glasgow as they took home the first championship for Glasgow in the tournament. The fifth grade girls followed suit and won their championship and over the weekend, Glasgow saw two more of... Full story

  • New JJMT Champion: Glasgow Fourth Grade Girls

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  • Undefeated As A Unit: The Glasgow Seventh Grade Boys Win Fourth JJMT Championship

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  • JJMT Referees Hard At Work

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