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  • Event Center Honors Karen Breigenzer

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Apr 8, 2015

    While it's a possible secret to some, it's not a secret to anyone who has been involved in the Valley Event Center. The center is run by volunteers, and has been for over a decade. Each year the Hi-Line Hockey Youth Board, which keeps the event center functioning, honors one of its volunteers for his or her service. The year the board members named Karen Breigenzer volunteer of the year. They personally invited her to the spring banquet, but Breigenzer said she had about three other things...

  • Hunting Season

    Apr 8, 2015

    The annual Glasgow Kiwanis Easter egg hunt drew more than 100 kids to Hoyt Park on Saturday, April 4. They not only had a chance to find candy filled plastic eggs, but they got to meet the Easter bunny, who was hanging out....

  • April Comes In Like A Lion

    Apr 8, 2015

    While it might seem out of the ordinary to have a snowstorm moving in right after Easter Sunday, the National Weather Service in Glasgow said it actually wasn't very out of the ordinary. The storm system that moved in recent days came from the West Coast and over the Rockies, dropping a few inches of snow in the area. Temperatures were cooler than normal Monday and will continue that way through Wednesday. But the temperature will be above normal by Friday. In fact, temperatures have been above...

  • Local Man Meets The Press

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Apr 8, 2015

    A local man recently gained nationally attention, but not in a good way. Keith Morehouse, of Glasgow, suddenly hit newspapers last week as being charged with illegally killing a golden eagle. While the Helena Independent and the Billings Gazette printed details from the affidavit, they failed to mention that the incident actually occurred Feb. 23, 2013. Morehouse said that there was no intent to kill the eagle. The accident happened after a snare was missed after removing several others. Morehouse was trapping other critters in the area. The...

  • Health Dept. Gets Busy

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Apr 8, 2015

    It’s going to be a month of activities and education for the Valley County Health Department. The department will be focusing on a few different issues, as this is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness month and next week is National Public Health Week. The local health department staff is gearing up not only to educate the public on local issues, but they’re also finalizing details on their community stroll. The public will be invited to show up for the community stroll that is sponsored by the city of Glasgow and the health dep...

  • Four Artists Of The Month In April

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Apr 8, 2015

    Another group of artists is showing off its talents in April at Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery. The artist reception coming up on Friday, April 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will show four local artists, each with her own unique look. Janet Markle has a display of her whimsical sewing wonders. The dolls, quilts and other items have a lot of attention to small details. She'll be offering a class on how she makes her bookmarks at the art gallery coming up. Betty Stone has some pretty beautiful...

  • County Jobless Rate 3.8 Percent

    Apr 8, 2015

    Montana’s unemployment rate continued its decline in February, down 0.1 of a percentage point from January to 4.3 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 5.5 percent. Valley County's employment rate remains strong. The county's unemployment rate in February was 3.8 percent. The county had 4,275 people employed, 211 more than one year earlier. “Job creation in the state continues to be good news for Montana,” said Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy. “Two years ago, our focus was to find jobs for workers. With our str...

  • Bison Release: Time To Speak Up

    Sierra Dawn Stoneberg-Holt, My Opinion|Apr 8, 2015

    I'd like to ask you to please take time to contact the legislature. SB284, the bill that would involve county commissioners in plans to release bison in their counties, is still languishing in the House Ag Committee, where it has been sitting for almost an entire month. The "antis" have apparently found out about it. From what I've heard, calls have been coming in from California and New York opposed to it, and some groups are using robocalls. When Jason called in in support of it, the operator assumed that he was opposed to it, and one...

  • GHS Students Should Be Proud

    Dennis Wolff, Letter To The Editor|Apr 8, 2015

    Dear Editor: I recently had the privilege of attending the junior prom at Glasgow High School. My son, Jacob, was asked to escort a young lady named Tavia to the prom. He had just had knee surgery and couldn't put any weight on his knee. He had to walk with a walker or roll in a wheelchair. The students at the prom were helpful, caring and compassionate. I cannot tell you how great a memory you have made in the lives of two young people. For them, this was a dream come true. It's wonderful to see young people that take the time and effort to...

  • Spring Cleaning

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just A Thought|Apr 8, 2015

    Spring is here and with it comes planning vegetable gardens and which flowers to plant and where. And, of course, spring housecleaning. Going through closets, dressers, storage containers, and those hidden corners in the basement and attic. Washing windows and walls isn't what takes up the most time during spring cleaning. The most time is spent sorting through containers. There are pictures that demand being looked at and this time, a note written on the back to identify them. Old letters, notes, school work - all require they be read word...

  • Doesn't Early Easter Mean Early Spring?

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Apr 8, 2015

    Another Good Friday and Easter have passed without me getting any potatoes planted. Why some things stick in your mind is unknown to me, but planting potatoes on Good Friday and “If it rains Easter Sunday, it will rain for the following seven Sundays” always comes to mind. I will admit that the old saying concerning rain for seven Sundays is probably like rain in 90 days following a fog. I have marked all of that on a calendar occasionally; however, I must confess that I forget to follow up on it. Another Easter memory – ham has long been the m...

  • Senate Injects Money Into Budget Bill

    Michael Wright, Community News Service--UM School Of Journalism|Apr 8, 2015

    A Montana Senate panel put about $50 million into the state budget bill last week, after Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock said the budget crafted by House Republicans was unacceptable. The panel added about $25 million in amendments to House Bill 2, the $4 billion state general fund budget for the next two years. The amendments injected some of the money the governor asked for in his budget proposal. The committee also added another $25 million in what’s known as a supplemental appropriation, which covers some debts for the remainder of this f...

  • Employer Seminar April 16

    Apr 8, 2015

    The Job Service Employers' Committee (JSEC) will be hosting an Employee Engagement seminar Thursday, April 16, from 8:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at the Cottonwood Inn. A team of experts will present best practices in four areas: communication, customer service, motivation and retention. The round table format will improve understanding and allow for interaction with each speaker. “JSEC selected the topics after feedback from employers,” said JSEC Chair Stacey Amundson, “and we wanted topics that were useful to both employees and employers.” Havi...

  • Arnold E. Wingenbach

    Apr 8, 2015

    Arnold E. Wingenbach, 61, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully with his family and friends by his side on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Riverstone Hospice in Billings. A Celebration of Life will be held at El Cor Del Lanes Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. for all his friends and family. He was born on Oct. 16, 1953, to Edwin and Cordella (Gustin) Wingenbach in Bismarck, N.D. He was raised and educated in Mandan, N.D., graduating from Mandan High School. He married the love of his life, Karen...

  • Ret. Major Jerry Dean Fouts

    Apr 8, 2015

    Ret. Major Jerry Dean Fouts, 78, of Nixa, Mo., passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born April 19, 1936, the son of the late Leonard and Stella (Lewellen) Fouts. Six weeks after his birth, his mother passed away and he resided with his aunt and uncle. On Dec. 22, 1955, he was united in marriage to Betty Haynes. In 1951, at the early age of 15, he began his military career as a member of the United States Air Force....

  • Robert Peter Stordahl

    Apr 8, 2015

    Robert Peter Stordahl, 80, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Rose Linn Care Center in Portland, Ore. A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Billings on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. Interment of cremains will be at Riverview Cemetery in Savage. He was born on Aug. 8, 1934, in Sidney, Mont., the oldest of six children born to Peter and Dolly (Raab) Stordahl. He was raised in the Fairview area. On Aug. 8, 1954, he married Irene Gabel in Sidney. Th...

  • Anna Belle Brackee

    Apr 8, 2015

    Anna Belle (Bingham) Brackee, 74, of Richland, Mont., died on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at FMDH in Glasgow, Mont. She was born on Dec. 23, 1940, to Donald and Anice Bingham in Oaks, N.D. She met and married Delroy, the love of her life, on Dec. 26, 1960. They raised three children, Rita, Lita and Keith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delroy; her parents, Donald and Anice; and two siblings, June and Alice. Survivors include five siblings, Don, Donna, Bill, Grant and Audrey; three...

  • LaBonty Gets Call To The Hall

    The Courier|Apr 8, 2015

    Glasgow coaching great John LaBonty and four others will be inducted this summer into the Montana Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Among the others is Paul Barta, who coached five years at GHS in the 1980s. LaBonty was a head mentor for 28 of his 36 years coaching, the last 34 years at Glasgow. A 36-year MCA member, LaBonty has served in a variety of sports and positions, but it is in track and field and volleyball where he has created a legacy. Under his guidance, athletes won 20 district...

  • Qualifiers Meet Monday At GHS

    Jim Orr, The Courier|Apr 8, 2015

    The Scottie Qualifiers Meet at GHS next week is looking like a box of chocolates. You just don't know what you're going to get. But here they go. Montana spring weather permitting, the Glasgow track and field team will host a state qualifiers meet Monday, April 11, at Scottie Field. Running and field events begin at 4 p.m. Scotties coach Tim Phillips told The Courier that he expects a number of other squads to send at least a few athletes with state qualifying aspirations. The lineup of...

  • Outdoor Life Conducts Optical Testing Here

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|Apr 8, 2015

    Living in a community where everyone has some sort of outdoor interest, it's probably a safe bet that residents enjoy reading about hunting, fishing, camping and other topics of interest. Part of that reading may include some of the latest and greatest gear available to an avid outdoorsman. Glasgow got a visit from some of the staff of Outdoor Life magazine. While Editor Andrew McKean and his family live here year round, he brought a few others to our neck of the woods to work on their optics...

  • Walleye Spawning Operation Gearing Up At Fort Peck Reservoir

    For The Courier|Apr 8, 2015

    Warmer temperatures and melted ice mean the annual walleye spawning operation on Fort Peck Reservoir is beginning early this year and will soon be in full swing. Volunteers are always welcome, and needed, for the success of this operation. According to Heath Headley, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Fort Peck biologist, agency staff and volunteers will again be trapping fish and taking eggs from areas in the upper Big Dry Arm of the reservoir. “The reservoir is about 11 feet higher than last year,” Headley said, “so we will focus t...

  • FWP Offers Boat Decals

    Apr 8, 2015

    Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft who still need to get their free 2014-17 validation decals for their watercraft can get them online from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Boaters who have permanently registered their boats, sailboats, or PWC must obtain two free boat validation decals every three years at FWP regional and area offices, or by going to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov; click Boat Validation Decals. For more information, visit FWP's webpage or call FWP at 406-444-2535....

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  • Calendar of Upcoming Events In Our Area

    Apr 8, 2015

    Calendar of Events FRIDAY – APRIL 10 6 p.m. - Scout Troop 850 Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser and live auction at the VFW in Glasgow. 12 noon - Nashua Senior Citizen Assoc. noon potluck and meeting. After the meeting, there will be cards and social time for those who wish to stay. SATURDAY – APRIL 11 9 a.m. - American Legion and Auxiliary District 1 Spring meeting at the Sherman Inn located at 200 E Main Street in Wolf Point. Registration at 9 a.m., Department program at 10 a.m., a joint banquet begins at 12 noon and Legion and Auxiliary bus...

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