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  • Schmeckfest 2023

    Mar 29, 2023

  • Valley County Detention Center Installs New Body Scanner

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    In order to keep detention officers and inmates safer, the Valley County Detention Center has recently installed a body scanner that will allow a visual on any potential weapons and /or contraband on the person entering the facility. The staff of the Detention Center is expected to be trained on the machine March 28, and once fully trained, the scanner will be implemented for any and all inmates entering the facility. According to Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer, it was standard practice in the...

  • Fort Peck Receives Award For The Best Tasting Water In Montana

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    Delegates from the Fort Peck Rural County Water District (FPRCWD) put their water to the taste test at the Montana Rural Water Systems’ s (MRWS) annual conference held March 22 through 24, in Great Falls and walked away with the Best Tasting Water in Montana award! As the winner of the water competition, an FPRCWD delegate receives an MRWS all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., to attend the National Rural Water Association Rally on February 6 through 8, 2024, and enter their water in the Great American Water Taste Test sponsored by Aquast...

  • City Of Glasgow Asking Residents To Return Lead Service Line Test Forms

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    Glasgow Public Works would like to notify City of Glasgow residents and businesses that a new Environmental Protection Agency regulation requires the City Public Water Supply to develop an inventory of all water service line types in the City of Glasgow. The inventory efforts are intended to identify lead service lines. On Jan. 18, the City Water Department mailed each water customer a service line test form with instructions on how to conduct the test and respond. The City asks that you take 15 minutes to conduct the test and return the...

  • New Record Low: Montana's Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.4 Precent

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    Montana’s unemployment rate set a new all-time low in February, declining 0.1 percent to 2.4 percent according to data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Montana Department of Labor & Industry. The February rate of 2.4 percent is the lowest level of unemployment in Montana since record keeping began in 1976. Montana’s unemployment rate is the fourth lowest in the nation. While Montana’s unemployment rate dropped to an all-time low of 2.4 percent in February, the unemployment rate for the U.S. rose to 3.6 percent....

  • MSPOA Honorary Membership Letters Mailed To Residents

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    Letters from the Montana Sheriff’s and Peace Officers Association have been mailed to Valley County citizens asking for your support and to become an honorary member of MSPOA. This is a legitimate solicitation from MSPOA and is signed by Sheriff Boyer. MSPOA will never call or solicit via phone. We appreciate your continued support for Montana Sheriffs. If you have any questions please feel free to call Sheriff Boyer at 406-228-6277...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Mar 29, 2023

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Events are also listed below.... Full story

  • GHS Academic Olympics

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    Glasgow High School students competed in the Academic Olympics on March 22 at Glasgow High School. Glasgow team 2, composed of Riley Smith, James Seekins, Quincy Walls, Myles Yoakam and Annika Smith, won the written rounds trophy with a score of 1246. Glasgow Team 1 was composed of Lane Thompson, Tanner White, Emma Whitmer, Piper Johnson and Ashlyn White. Both teams 1 and 2 made it to the semi finals and then were beat out with super close scores. Individual placers in written tests are:...

  • Welcome To The Junior Master Gardener Program

    For the Courier|ERROR

    The Junior Master Gardener Program (JMG) is a youth gardening project designed for students. These classes are being offered to area students in grades four, five or six. JMG offers horticultural and environmental science education, and leadership and life skills development through fun and creative activities. JMG is committed to helping young people become good gardeners and good citizens thereby encouraging them to make a positive contribution to their families, school and community. The JMG provides structured time for students; with... Full story

  • Carolyn Sigg Pilgrim

    Mar 29, 2023

    Carolyn Sigg Pilgrim was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Joliet, Mont., to Alfred G and Eleanor Horrall Sigg. She passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Wolf Point, Mont. Carolyn attended her school years in Joliet, Los Angeles, Calif., and her senior year of high school in Hinsdale, Mont., where she graduated in 1948. She worked in her early years at the Hinsdale Tribune, and at the State Welfare Office in Helena, Mont. She attended MSU-Billings from 1950 to 1960 graduating with a Bachelor of... Full story

  • John C. Haldemann

    Mar 29, 2023

    John C. Haldemann, 93, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 13, 2023, at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook, Mont. The celebration of life will be on Saturday, June 17, at the Haldemann Ranch, Chinook. If so led, feel free to bring or send pictures and stories to share. John was born to Arthur and Alba (Nielsen) Haldemann in Joliet, Ill., on Nov. 21, 1929. He was raised on their farm outside of Manhattan, Ill., along with his brother Pol. John... Full story

  • Grants Of Up To $5,000 Available To Benefit Valley County

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    Nemont Manor Foundation announces the extension of a grant cycle to benefit communities and residents of Valley County. Grants will be made from the Valley County Masonic Endowment Fund, established at MCF by the Nemont Manor Foundation. Grant applications will be accepted through April 30, 2023. Applicants must be either a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or an exempt governmental unit. Grants will be up to $5,000. While grants must be used for projects benefiting communities or residents in Valley County, the grantee organization does not need to be...

  • Rotunda Roundup From Montana Farmers Union

    Rachel Prevost and Jasmine Krotkov, For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    The following is a weekly update of Montana Farmers Union involvement in the 2023 Legislature. MFU is the state’s largest and oldest grassroots farm advocacy organization representing family farms, and has worked more than 100 years on behalf of Montana farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Montana Farmers Union’s Government Affairs team based opposition and support for several bills heard this week on MFU’s member-written, grassroots policy, including speaking against bills that would confuse food safety rules local farmers markets...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of March 23, show 562 cattle sold. Cows and bulls steady. Utility and commercial cows brought in $90 to $104, top $108; canner & cutter cows $75 to $90; young feeding/turnout cows $110 to $157; bulls $107 to $128.50; three-to-six year old bred cows $2,100 to $2,575. Martin Red Angus averaged $3,215 with the top of $3,750 Koss Angus averaged $3,625 with the top of $4,250. 3Y Bar Angus averaged $3,250 with the top of $4,000. 3Y Bar Angus two-year-olds averaged $3,625 with the top of $4,000....

  • USDA Awards More Than $2.3 Million In Grants To Support Montana Agricultural Producers

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    In 2022, 17 agricultural producers across Montana received more than $2.3 million in direct funds through USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program which helps businesses generate new products, create, and expand marketing opportunities, and increase overall producer income with the goal of growing local economies in rural and Tribal areas. Montana’s Value Added Producer Grant recipients in 2022 were: North of Nowhere Farm in Opheim received a $49,900 grant to assist with processing costs and expand its customer...

  • Breaking The Code

    Richard Noble, For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    It’s no secret nowadays that people who choose technology as a career are likely to find themselves in demand. As more and more of our world converts to the digital, we need a growing pool of talent which is able to write the programs and apps which we run our daily lives on. These programing languages are powerful, plentiful and offer top dollar to those able to wield them effectively. Why do computers need a special language though, and where does someone even begin when starting out learning to write, or code, them? Computers operate...

  • Financial Tips For Blended Families

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    Becoming part of a blended family can certainly be rewarding. Of course, as is the case in all families, there will be challenges, one of which is financial. A blended family must deal with some specific financial issues, so it’s a good idea to become familiar with them. In particular, consider these areas: • Separate or joint accounts? – Should your two family units combine all your finances or maintain separate accounts? There’s no one correct answer for everyone, because this issue has emotional and psychological components to it,...

  • Hiatus

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    The official meaning of hiatus is "a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process." I've been on an extended hiatus from gardening. Perhaps there's a word for this extension (forced vacation? jail sentence?), which I need, since I'd say this winter has been much more than a pause or gap. It's a yawning chasm, not a gap! Right now I'm doing my best to ignore all the snow outside my door. Those big drifts have compacted downwards quite a bit. The scratching noise from the lilac tree outside our...

  • Highlanders Close Season In Impressive Fashion

    Glasgow Wrestling Club, For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    The Montana Open is hands down the toughest youth tournament in the region. This year's version featured 2,041 grapplers from 16 different states. The Glasgow Wrestling Club brought a record 57 kids to the event, making them the fifth largest team in attendance. The Highlanders scored 254 points to finish in fifth place overall out of 157 teams. The fifth place finish ties the club record from last season at the Montana Open. The Highlanders topped every Class A and Class B/C feeder program at...

  • Save The Date

    Mar 29, 2023

    The first Scottie Field Recharged Community Session will be held on Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. at the Glasgow High School Auditorium. All community members are encouraged to join the Scottie Field Recharged Committee, Glasgow Public Schools Administration, GSD Board of Trustees, and our coaching staff for this important informational meeting. Kris Koessl with A&E Design out of Billings and Jared Petrino with FieldTurf – Calhoun Manufacturing and U.S. Installation, out of Wyoming, will both be here to present. This Community Session will...

  • Reminders For Shed Hunters

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    With warmer temperatures and snow quickly disappearing, shed-antler hunters are anxious to get into the field. Buck deer and bull elk and moose grow antlers each year, some to magnificent size, which drop off to regrow each spring. Hunting for and collecting these “shed” antlers in spring has become a popular activity. Many of Montana’s wildlife management areas (WMAs) provide security to wildlife during the winter. However, shed hunters need to be aware that Montana’s big game winter range WMAs are closed to public use after hunting...

  • Montana Coaches Association Announces Coach Of The Year

    For the Courier|Mar 29, 2023

    Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce the following coaches were selected by a vote of member coaches as Coach of the Year for their respective 2023 winter sport. They will be honored at the 2023 MCA Awards Ceremony at 11:30 a.m., on July 27, at CMR High in Great Falls. Boys’ Wrestling AA Jeremy Hernandez Billings West A Jessie Schaeffer Columbia Falls B Tim Kaczmarek Huntley Project C Charlie Crabb Superior Girls’ Wrestling AA Jeffrey Thompson Flathead ABC Darrick Gorder Will Bagley Baker Boys’ Basketball AA Jeff Hays...

  • Young Scotties Represent In Plentywood and Havre

    Mar 29, 2023

    Fourth, fifth and sixth grade basketball players traveled to Plentywood this past weekend to participate in the Plentywood Lions Club tournament. Fifth-grade girls took second place, fourth-grade boys, HiLine Hustle, took second, and the sixth-grade girls, Scrappin Scotties took first place. The eighth-grade and fifth-grade boys traveled to Havre to participate in a tournament there this past weekend where both teams took first place....

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled By Michelle Bigelbach|Mar 29, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Byron Hallock, Irle School PE teacher, kept his bargain with the students. If they met their goal of selling $6,250 in World's Best Chocolate in the school fundraiser, he would dance in a tutu. The top salesmen, Harlyn Brandt, who sold $700 in chocolate was awarded a five-pound chocolate bar for her efforts. A group of bibliophiles has decided to revive the Valley County Friends of the Library, which went dormant some years ago. Some of the goals of the...

  • Law Enforcement Report

    Mar 29, 2023

    For the week of March 20 through March 26, there were 18 motor vehicle stops and three reports of a loose/barking dog. Friday, March 17 1250 – A store employee called stating there has been a red van parked directly in front of their store since this morning. It is two hour parking there and they are concerned as they have handicapped customers that come in and it is in the way for them. An officer advised he will call the registered owner of the vehicle. 1918 – Reporting party stated someone sideswiped his pickup around the rear wheel...

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