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Articles from the April 3, 2019 edition

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President Issues New KXL Pipeline Permit

President Trump signed a new order March 29, issuing a new permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The permit would allow construction work in northeastern Montana even while the case on whether or not construction will continue is pending in the 9th...


April 20 Deadline to Use Shopko Gift Cards

Attorney General Tim Fox encourages anyone who has a Shopko gift card to use it as soon as possible, as Shopko will only be accepting gift cards as a method of payment until April 20. Shopko announced on March 18 the company will be closing all...


Six Appeal Rocks Saco

In front of a packed house, Six Appeal brought new meaning to schoolhouse rock last Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27. The vocal group captivated the crowd from their opening note, to an impro...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 3, 2019

Medicaid Expansion Passes State House, Heads to Senate

On Saturday March 30, the Montana House passed House Bill 658 with a vote of 61 in favor to 37 opposed. The bill, if passed in the Senate, will continue Montana’s Medicaid Expansion program that features a 9 to 1 match in funds from the Federal Gov...


In Need of Your Help

Dear People of the Great State of Montana, Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen your state! I am very...


Legislative Report

Dear Editor, This was a busy week in the legislature. Both the House and Senate acted on large pieces of legislation. As we move toward the end of the 66th legislature, the budget is moving along. I...


Preschool is About Our Kids and Our State's Future, Not the Political Fight of the Day

Dear Editor, Last summer, I met a woman in Lewistown who told me she made too much money to qualify for Head Start but couldn't afford to have her son in the kind of quality program that would give...


Medicaid Expansion

Dear Editor, One of the most important issues that we will tackle this session is protecting the health care coverage of more than 96,000 Montanans. Last week, the House Human Services Committee...


Just for Fun Country Chuckles

Mary Ellen, our number nine child, who had just arrived home from school, strolled through our farm house with an anxious look on her pretty face. She blurted out, “Mom WHEN are you and Dad EVER going to get married?” I went into a state of...


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

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. WEDNESDAY – APRIL 3 6 – 9 p.m. - Bible Study at the Cottonwood Inn facilitated by Pastor... Full story


Fight Childhood Hunger Week

Childhood hunger is a big problem in our state. Currently, more than one in six kids in Montana struggle with hunger, including kids right here in Nashua. That’s why I’m serving on the Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council. I’m a... Full story


Celebrate Cardiac Ready Community

The Valley County Health Department has scheduled a celebration to commemorate the county’s Cardiac Ready Community designation, which was received from the State of Montana on Oct. 23, and presented to the county on Nov. 9. Valley County is the... Full story


Rabies Clinic at Fort Peck Fire Hall

Staff of the Valley Veterinary Clinic in Glasgow will be at the Fort Peck Fire Hall on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to provide needed vaccinations for your pet. If you are planning to attend, please contact the clinic at 228-2437... Full story


Michael 'Mike' G. O'Connor

Michael "Mike" G. O'Connor, 72, reunited with his loving wife on Monday, March 25, 2019. A celebration of life will be held Friday, April 5, at 2 p.m., at the Fort Benton High School Gymnasium, 1820... Full story


Caregiving Expert Vicki Schmall to Speak on Alzheimer's

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia often involves a team of people. Whether providing daily caregiving, participating in decision making, or simply caring about a person with the disease — there are resources to help. Vicki... Full story


Valley County Annual Child Find Screening

The Valley County Comprehensive Child Find Screening will be held Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10, at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The screening is for all children from birth to school entry a... Full story


April Indian Taco at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

The Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church's monthly Indian Taco Supper will be on Monday, April 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Church. Funds raised during the event will be used for electrical work in the Church. This event is a free-will offering... Full story


Upcoming Ag Events Around the State

For more information on these events, contact Lih-An at Valley County Conservation District 406-228-4321 ext. 101 or email [email protected] April 8 – NRCS: Voice Your Natural Resource Concerns Meeting from noon to 5 p.m. at the Pioneer Museum... Full story


Scotties Host First Track Meet of Season

Nearly two dozen schools converged on Scottie Field this past weekend to compete in the area's first track meet for 2019. The usually-postponed meet was held on March 30 and featured zero...


Class C Represented Heavily At First Track Meet of Season

The majority of teams that attended the Glasgow Invitational Track Meet on March 30 represented Class C. For Valley County, representatives from Hinsdale, Lustre, Nashua, Opheim and Frazer were all on...


Jeff Jurgens Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline is May 1

Eligible graduating seniors from Valley County high schools are encouraged to apply for a Jeff Jurgens Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Scottie Booster Club. Application deadline for the scholarships is May 1, 2019. The scholarships are funded...


Highlanders Close Season at Montana Open

The Glasgow Wrestling Club took 38 Highlanders to the Montana Open in Billings March 30 and 31. The team had 14 individual placers at the event and overall, the Highlanders finished in 21st with 42 points. 2019 Montana Open Results 6 & Under 40 -...


Scotties Stunned by Red Devils' Scoring Run in Final Inning

The Dawson County Red Devils squashed a sizeable Scottie lead to defeat Glasgow in their first softball game of the 2019 season. The Lady Scotties hosted Glendive at Jeff Jurgens Field on March 26,...



While it is starting to seem like spring in North Middle of Nowhere, there’s still plenty of winter hanging about. I’m sure I could get to my garden space now. I’d only have to high step...


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