Articles from the April 11, 2018 edition

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Grain Train Derailment Near Oswego, No Injuries or Hazards

On April 7 at approximately 5:30 a.m., a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying grain derailed just east of the town of Oswego. According to BNSF spokesman Ross Lane, there were no injuries, or... Full story

 

Connection Seeks Community Support

The Connection Youth Center, an area faith-based non-profit organization, recently purchased and is remodeling the former Congregational Church building to allow a bigger space for youth to spend time and participate in productive activities. Thanks... Full story

 

Dedicated Hunters Brave Cold for Easter Eggs

At a balmy 25 degrees, brave and eager children came out on April 7, to hunt for Easter eggs the Easter bunny had hid (or placed) around Hoyt Park. The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, co-sponsored by... Full story

 

Woes for Autism Waiver at Hi-Line Home Programs

Hi-Line Home Programs, Inc. is an organization designed to serve individual and family development in communities across Montana. The program serves people primarily with developmental disabilities through education, support services, adult living... Full story

 

Gilbert Mogan Runs for County Commissioner

Gilbert Mogan is one of seven candidates chasing the Valley County Commissioner seat being vacated by Bruce Peterson this fall. Mogan sat down with the Courier to discuss his background, experience... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a lifelong resident of Valley County and a business person for 35+ years, I have had my uninformed view of Valley View Home. I knew it was expensive to stay there, and I did question where all the money went. I talked with my mom... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Voters of Valley County vote no on designating public funds for Valley View. With the monies that Valley View has invested in Prairie Ridge and proper management, it can be successful. FMDH owns Prairie Ridge and Prairie Ridge is losing... Full story

 

Train Whistle Dreams of Faraway Places

First off this week, I need to tell everyone the plans right now are for me to have laproscopic surgery in Billings on Friday, April 13, to remove a large kidney stone in my left kidney. I had a kidney infection for over three months because of the...

 

Letter on the APR Bison Grazing Plan

Dear BLM, These comments are directed to the proposal you have received from American Prairie Reserve (APR) requesting major modifications to the 18 grazing allotments controlled by APR. This request would change the class of livestock from cattle... Full story

 

Library Benefits All Ages

This week is National Library Week and I can not say enough about the benefits our City-County library provides to my family and me. Because of their wide variety of children books, we are able to have family story-time with our two young kids before...

 

Thank You to 911 Dispatch

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which is held during the second week of April to recognize telecommunications personnel in the public safety community for their service and dedication to the profession. The Valley County...

 

Learning To Drive

Do you remember learning to drive? Learning to drive in years gone by, those years when you had to have a pillow or pillows to sit on and maybe have one behind your back. You immediately think of your youth, but for some of us “short” people, we...

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

The Pioneer Museum will be open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through April 30. For special appointments or more information call 406-228-4926. THURSDAY – APRIL 12 9 a.m. - Noon – ServSafe Class in the Community Room of the Valley County... Full story

 

Frazer Cuts Wrestling Program

Just two years after making history by launching a wrestling program, the Frazer School District has been forced to cut wrestling from their athletic programs. Jacob Turcotte, head coach for the now-defunct team, explained that the program was cut... Full story

 

Bowhunter Education Class Offered

A Montana FWP Bowhunter Education course date has been set for the Glasgow area. There will be a regular youth classroom course starting on Wednesday, May 2, and an adult online “field day” course on Sunday, May 6. Archery hunters must have... Full story

 

FWP Offering Incentives

The cold, snowy, and lingering winter we’ve had across the state has many citizens concerned about game birds such as pheasants, grouse, and partridge. Although these species are well adapted to make it through even tough winters, there is... Full story

 

Some Region 6 Block Management Areas Open For 2018 Spring Turkey Season

Montana FWP and participating land owners will open some Block Management Areas (BMAs) for spring turkey hunting along the Milk River and one area south of Zortman. Twelve areas will be open for the spring turkey season, beginning April 14, and... Full story

 

Hi-Line Ford Champs

The Glasgow Recreation Department's co-ed volleyball league held its end-of-season tournament April 4, and Hi-Line Ford defeated Rock's Auto Mall in the championship game. April 4 Results: Hi-Line... Full story

 

Cal Ripken Program Holds Tryouts

More than two dozen energetic boys and girls showed up at the Valley Event Center on April 3 to try out for a spot on one of the six "majors" teams. This season, a sixth team was added due to... Full story

 

Rebecca Marie Vinton

Rebecca "Becky" Marie (Watson) Vinton, 63, born on April 24, 1954, in Ione, Wash., went to join the Lord on Tuesday evening, April 2, 2018. Services will be held Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m., at Our R... Full story

 

Mary Estella Cilz

Mary Estella (Moseley) Cilz, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont. Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 13, at Bell Mor... Full story

 

Barbara Ann Olson

Barbara "Bobbi" Ann Olson, 68, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, in Billings, Mont. She was born Nov. 28, 1949, in Albert Lea, Minn., to Clifford and Jessie (Helland) Olson. She had two brothers,... Full story

 

Leslie D. Pettit

Leslie D. Pettit, 85, of Opheim, Mont., passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at his home. Services are pending at this time. He was born Sept. 16, 1932, to Ruby (Kime) and Frank Pettit in Towner, N.D.... Full story

 

Grace Bernice Fullerton

Grace Bernice Fullerton, 92, passed away peacefully at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, Mont., on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. She was born Oct. 19, 1925, to Betsy (Engg) and George Shipp. She was... Full story

 

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