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  • The Show Must Go On

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    Wishes do come true, it seems. A year after COVID-19 abruptly dropped the curtain mid-run on the Glasgow Middle School production of The Lion King, the young thespians are once again stepping into the limelight. This time around, the drama students will embark to a "whole new world" with the musical, "Aladdin JR." "I am very happy, because last year we only got to do two out of our three shows," said 8th grader Adam Mickelson, 14, who stars in the title role. "After our second show, we never...

  • Taking Flight, Italian Style

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    Excursionists headed to Billings can say goodbye to terra firma in style aboard a brand new Tecnam P2012 Traveller. Cape Air, which provides twice daily flights to and from Wokal Field and Billings Logan International Airport, has purchased 20 Tecnam P2012s for its fleet, which operates in the Northeast, the Midwest, the Caribbean and Montana. The airline landed a Tecnam P2012 for training purposes at Wokal Field April 6, with regular flights scheduled to begin April 8. The sleek aircraft is of...

  • "DABS" Send Teens to Hospital

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    The Glasgow Police Department is investigating the origin of highly concentrated THC oils—commonly called DABS—that sent four Glasgow teens to the hospital on April 2 after they smoked the oils. According to a press release from Chief of Police Brien Gault, officers arrived at a southside Glasgow home Friday afternoon after a 911 call indicated the teens were unresponsive from possible drug use. “The Officer was advised that there were four unresponsive juveniles at the location that had ingested drugs possibly laced with an unknown subst...

  • Creation of Refuse District Manager position delayed

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    Work continues to finalize a job description for the newly created position of Valley County Refuse District Manager. During a meeting on April 7, the three county commissioners spoke at length with representatives from the Valley County Refuse Board about the job description, which must be finalized before the position is advertised to the public. Brian Austin, Valley County Landfill manager, would need to reapply for the newly created position, and would face competition should other candidates apply as well. The commissioners voted to table...

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  • Devil in the Details

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    Should students attend only four days a week in the fall, or continue to be in classrooms for five? That is the million dollar question facing the five school board trustees. As the board mulls the decision, they must account for other issues, including changing teachers from a daily paid time off schedule to that of an hourly one. The long and complicated process has led some teachers to become frustrated no decision has been made either way. “I think some of the conversations I’m having [with teachers is] it is kind of a frustration with a n...

  • Accessing the Hospital

    Apr 14, 2021

    Dear Editor, Isn't it surprising of all places that the hospital has NO handicap accessible curbs? Yes, you can get on their property if you use the driveways- go through the water puddles and hope you don't get hit by a car. I talked to them two years ago about this. But guess that went in one ear and out the other. Just seems to me the hospital of all places should have handicap curbs for the people who need them. What do you think? Sincerely, Chris Crater and Max Glasgow,... Full story

  • After HB 677, Let's Come to the Table Rather Than Resort to Government Intervention

    Alison Fox|Apr 14, 2021

    The Montana State House Agriculture Committee last week voted unanimously to table HB 677, a bill that would have prohibited certain nonprofit organizations from buying agricultural land. This proposed legislation would have been a brazen violation of private property rights. It would have inserted government in between willing buyers and sellers. It proposed a dangerous use of state power: restricting the property rights of an entire class of landowners simply because the writers do not agree... Full story

  • Conservative Power and Priorities in Helena

    Mike Lang, State Senator|Apr 14, 2021

    For sixteen years, conservative policies have met their demise via Democrat governors' veto pens, blocking significant progress to move Montana forward. But now, Republicans in Helena are poised to build a better Montana for all Montanans. We are reviewing liberal policies that were put into law and rule. but with the first Republican governor in sixteen years, we will finally put our critical, conservative priorities into law. Somewhere along the way, some have forgot that Helena works for the... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Apr 14, 2021

    The Valley County Pioneer museum’s hours for February through April will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center is open Monday through Friday by advanced appointment only. Masks are required and group size will be limited. Call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 406-526-3493 for more information. Links to the menus for area schools are listed below: Hinsdale School https://hinsdale.k12.mt.us/District/1128-Untitled.html Saco School http://sacoschools.k12.mt.us/District/1571-Untitled.html Opheim School https:/...

  • Taco Night in May to Help GHS STUCO Honor Veterans

    For the Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    GHS Student Council, Albertsons, Ruthie Moran and the VFW will be hosting an Indian Taco Night on Thursday, May 13th. 500 orders of Ruthie’s famous Indian Tacos will be made “to go” as a fundraiser to purchase Christmas wreaths for the military graves at Highland Cemetery. The cost is $5 per taco. Their goal is to raise $2000 for the wreaths, cords to secure them to the grave markers and for storage containers. Serving will start at 5:00 p.m. behind the VFW Club. If you would like to make a donation for this cause, then please send it to Glasg...

  • Valley County Clean Up Day is just around the corner!

    For the Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    Two Rivers Economic Growth encourages all members of Valley County to get involved by cleaning up our communities. Join Valley County Clean Up Day, April 23 as individuals, businesses, groups and organizations! Come together to make lasting impacts throughout the surrounding communities! The Chamber has donated two $50 Chamber Big Bucks certificates as prizes for clean-up participants. Other donated items are cases of water, gloves, trash bags and cookies. These items can be picked up between 8:30 am-6 pm at the Two Rivers/Chamber office. The...

  • Ruth Elaine Lund Stedtfeld

    Apr 14, 2021

    Ruth Elaine Lund Stedtfeld was born in Lundville, Mont. on April 28, 1930. She closed the door on this side and entered the House of the Lord on March 17, 2021. Her name, Ruth, makes up a large portion of the word truth; she had a way of discerning truth in life's matters. Including an engagement year, Ruth and her husband Dick were married for 70 years. They had 4 daughters, Laura, Aprille, Wendy, and Alison. Laura notes that anything good that ever happened to her in her life involved her... Full story

  • Elaine Anne (Benson) Gerdes Morgan

    Apr 14, 2021

    Elaine Anne (Benson) Gerdes Morgan, age 83, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was born April 15, 1937, in Deadwood, S.D., to Agnes Rose Lee and Howard Francis Benson. She grew up in Regent, North Dakota, and attended St. Mary's Catholic School in New England, N.D. The family moved to Glasgow, Mont., when she was in Junior High. There she attended Glasgow High School and graduated with the Class of 1955. Elaine met Grant Gerdes in Tucson, Ariz., where they married. She... Full story

  • David William Bailey

    Apr 14, 2021

    David William Bailey, 76, of Glasgow, Montana passed away peacefully at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Montana. David was born at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on January 20, 1945 to Perle "Bill" William Bailey and Olga Marie (Egstad) Bailey. He was raised in Glasgow with his sister Margaret. He had many stories and fond memories for growing up on 4th Avenue North. He attended Glasgow schools, graduating in 1963. He always enjoyed his class reunions, seeing old friends, being able to... Full story

  • Denise Tiffany

    Apr 14, 2021

    Denise Tiffany, age 74, of Glasgow, Montana passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 after battling COPD, at her son's home in Bismarck, North Dakota with her husband, son and daughter-in-law by her side. Prior to that, her daughter Bobbi and her husband Chris had cared for Denise at the Tiffany residence in Glasgow for 3 months. Denise was born on July 27, 1946 in Regina, SK, Canada to Rene and Jeanine Bechard. She spent her first 37 years working in Regina, Canada. In 1984, she married her true... Full story

  • Nelson Gene Grandchamp

    Apr 14, 2021

    Nelson Gene Grandchamp, 69, of Wolf Point, Montana passed away April 9, 2021 at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. Nelson was born January 16, 1952 in Poplar, Montana to Joseph Grandchamp and Elizabeth Johnson. He received his education in Glasgow Public Schools. He enlisted in the Marines in 1972 and was honorably discharged in 1978. He then served in the National Guard in Glasgow with the rank of an E-5 for numerous years. He married Jeffery Young and to this union Chad, Josh and Aron were... Full story

  • Scott David Jakanoski Services

    Apr 14, 2021

    Scott David Jakanoski, age 56, passed away peacefully after a courageous fight with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Bell Mortuary with Sheldon McGorman officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuaryglasgow.com.... Full story

  • Sunday Blathering

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    Why does it seem that every Sunday brews up some not-so-nice weather? Or is it just me that feels that way? Way up here, far beyond the Middle of Nowhere, this past Sunday gave us lots and lots of wind, sharply dropping temperatures, and snow flurries. Mother Nature in Montana goes out of her way to make sure we'll appreciate those rare, really fine days. I'd like to show more appreciation... Since the nasty weather is keeping us indoors, we're appreciating all our modern conveniences - heat,...

  • Scottie Softball Picks up Two Conference Wins

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    "It couldn't have gone any better." Coach Ryan Hartwell was pretty happy with his Glasgow softball team after they picked up two solid conference wins and went up against two Class A schools at the Lewistown Invitational this past weekend. Even though the team dropped their games against Laurel and Park, the Scotties coach said his team played well. "We left runners in scoring positions," he said of his girls' efforts. Hartwell noted his team's improvement from their first venture out – n...

  • Raider Boys Sixth in Havre Lions Meet

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    The Hinsdale Raiders traveled to Havre on Saturday, April 10 to compete in the Havre Lions Meet. "It was a windy day, but perfect competition for the team," Head coach Taylor Olson said. The Hinsdale boys came out in sixth place, amassing 36 points, behind Fort Benton, 131; Fergus, 61; Havre, 55.5, Malta, 47 and Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap, 39. Jesse Lee claimed the only first-place finish for the boys, clearing 6' in the high jump. The Hinsdale girls placed eighth, earning 30.5 points on the day....

  • Glasgow Girls Place Fourth at Wibaux Invitational, Boys Take Fifth

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    The Glasgow Scottie Track and Field team made the trip to Glendive on Saturday for the annual Wibaux Invitational track Meet. Of 21 teams who earned points for the girls side, Glasgow placed fourth, earning 50 points. The boys earned 42 points, to place fifth out of 15 teams on the scoreboard. "Obviously, Iris' [McKean] 3200m time was the performance of the day! That was a huge P.R. For her, qualified her for state, and put her seventh on the all-time Scottie list," said head coach Tim...

  • Scottie Golf Teams Take Seconds in Shelby

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    The Glasgow golf teams were back in action this past Friday, hitting the links in Shelby. Despite a windy day, the Scottie boys team dropped 36 strokes from their first outing. “What a difference two weeks make,” said coach Todd Truscott, while noting it is time to keep working. “I am very happy with the progress we have made!” Riley Smith led the boys with a score of 89, followed by Keigan Ingram with 91. Rance Rhoads scored 98, and Eli Feezell was right behind him with 99. Vinny Chappell rounded out the boys scoring with 109. The girls t...

  • 406 Middle School State Tournament Results

    Glasgow Wrestling Club, For the Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    Boys 85 - Tyler King's place is unknown and has scored 6.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Tyler King (Glasgow Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye) Champ. Round 2 - Tyler King (Glasgow Wrestling Club) won by fall over Isaac McKamey (Cascade Junior High) (Fall 0:42) Quarterfinal - Jesse Gehbhart (Choteau Middle School) won by fall over Tyler King (Glasgow Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:22) Cons. Round 4 - Ethan Reynolds (Project Wrestling) won by fall over Tyler King (Glasgow Wrestling Club) (Fall...

  • Lustre and Nashua Track Teams Compete in Wibaux Invitational

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 14, 2021

    The Lustre Christian High School boys track team claimed ninth place in the Wibaux Invitational track meet and the girls team took 24. The boys earned 24 points, while the girls had 1.5 points. The Nashua Porcupines girls team placed 15, earning 6 points. Lions Coach Lynn Unrau said her team is working hard and are off to a good start this season. "Missing last year has been hard on everyone but we are rebuilding and making progress," she said. Senior Tiara Whitmus and sophomore Jasiah Hambira...

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