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  • Gianforte Talks China Trade

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    Montana's sole U.S. Representative, Greg Gianforte (R), spoke to the Courier about his recent trip to China as part of the first Congressional delegation of 2019. Gianforte said he was one of only six legislators in the bipartisan group, working to secure a new trade deal with the nearly 1.4 billion person market. Gianforte explained that his reason for going to China was simple. "Trade is so important to our ranchers and farmers," said Gianforte, "and they need certainty and we were there to...

  • Tester On Valley County Issues

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    From his office in Washington, D.C., Senator Jon Tester took time to speak to the Courier in a phone interview on April 2 about national and local issues. including trade and tariffs; the Keystone XL pipeline; and Special Olympics funding. Healthcare: Healthcare was a defining issue in the 2018 midterm elections, in which Senator Tester was reelected, and is predicted to be a core issue in the 2020 campaign. Much has been made of skyrocketing prescription costs, and Tester touts the bills he's...

  • Municipal Seats Opening This Year:

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    Glasgow, Fort Peck, Nashua and Opheim are all scheduled to have municipal elections this upcoming election season and starting April 18, members of those towns can file to be placed on the ballot to fill the positions opening this year. In Glasgow, the alderman/woman ward 1 seat, currently held by Nanci Schoenfelder, the alderman/woman ward 2 seat, currently held by Elvon "Butch" Heitman, and the alderman/woman ward 3 seat, currently held by Rod Karst, are available. Each ward seat has a...

  • Celebrating National Library Week

    Apr 17, 2019

    The Glasgow City-County Library celebrated National Library Week April 8 through 12 by having a library-themed weekly story time on April 11. Books about a variety of characters experiencing the library were read to children of all ages in attendance. The library hosts story time weekly, every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the library basement....

  • City Council Meets

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    The City of Glasgow came one step closer to ending a months-long search to find and hire a criminal-focused city attorney. At their regular meeting on Monday, April 15, the council approved a conditional offer to negotiate with Anna Rose Sullivan, currently of Wolf Point, to take on the role of both civil and criminal Glasgow City attorney. Sullivan attended the meeting to advocate for herself and provide a brief background. She said that she is a Butte native, who attended Gonzaga University to study philosophy and psychology before heading...

  • MT Reps. Push To Protect Indigenous Women

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    The House of Representatives, in a vote of 263-158, passed an extension of the Violence Against Women Act on April 4, providing protections for survivors of domestic violence. Provisions in the Act center around the crisis surrounding missing and murdered indigenous women. One provision, drafted by Senator Jon Tester, Studying the Missing and Murdered Indian Crisis Act, directs the Government Accountability Office to conduct a full review of how federal agencies respond to reports of missing and murdered Native Americans. Based on findings,...

  • Glasgow High School Succeeds At Music Festival

    Brad Persinger, For the Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    The Glasgow High School band and choir students participated in the District 12 Music Festival in Malta on April 12 and 13. Entries with superior ratings include: Honors Choir, Concert Band, Chamber Choir Ensemble, Chamber Choir Girls 1, Chamber Choir Girls 2, Swing Choir Women, Swing Choir Men, Jazz Band, Blake Overvold with his vocal solo, Isabelle Griffin and Colin Jamba with their woodwind duet, Vincent Chappell and Colin Jamba with their jazz duet, Hannah Anderson with her vocal solo,...

  • Independence Bank Grand Opening

    Apr 17, 2019

  • Legislature Missed Chance to Improve Access

    Apr 17, 2019

    Dear Editor, Polls consistently show that Montanans support public lands and access to them. And yet, the 2019 Montana Legislature consistently opposed bills that improve access and supported bills that reduce it. Of the four bills that would have improved access, three died. Meanwhile, the anti-access bills, HB 550 and HB 265, garnered more support. Luckily, HB 550 died on the Senate floor after massive action was taken by Montana’s hunters and anglers. But sportsmen and sportswomen are d...

  • An Open Letter to Montana Legislators and Gov. Bullock:

    Apr 17, 2019

    Dear Editor, As former and current Montana Public Service Commissioners, we represented Montanans across this great state in balancing the needs of utilities with the needs of consumers. We took our oath of office seriously and worked tirelessly to faithfully perform the job to which our constituents entrusted us. We often disagreed as Commissioners, and still rarely agree on many issues. Yet we are writing this letter because we share grave concerns about Senate Bill 331. While we may differ in...

  • Childhood Game Expressions

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Apr 17, 2019

    Do you remember the days of childhood games? I was thinking of some of the expressions we used “back then” and wonder just where they derived from. Did ‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ make perfect sense, and what did it mean, or for that matter when did we even use that phrase? What about having to choose between items or persons to play on your team? I know that many of you used the ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’ method. Then along came the early teen days and Double Dog Dare. I need to be a mouse in the corner and listen to terminology used by the young (real...

  • Bill Wrap-Up Includes COOL, Economic Programs

    Chelcie Cargill, Montana Farm Bureau Federation|Apr 17, 2019

    The focus in Helena is turning away from committee hearings on new bills to amending, fine tuning and passing what legislation remains in volley. Farm Bureau didn’t testify on any new pieces of legislation this week; rather we focused on monitoring bills still at play and doing what we can to get them the rest of the way through the process. Legislation doesn’t automatically become law just because it passes through both chambers. Once through the House and Senate, it faces one final hurdle and lands on Governor Bullock’s desk. The Gover...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Apr 17, 2019

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The museum will be starting their new summer hours from May to August, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. Fort Peck Interpretive Center will be open starting April 29, 9 a.m. to-5 p.m. daily through the end of September. Powerhouse tours are available by appointment until Memorial Day weekend, May 25, when they are then offered at regular times daily through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Both are... Full story

  • Valley County Clean Sweep is Near: Get Involved

    Two Rivers Economic Growth, For the Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    Two Rivers Economic Growth encourages all members of Valley County to get involved by cleaning up our communities. Join Valley County ‘Clean Sweep’ on Monday, April 22, as individuals, businesses, groups and organizations come together to make lasting impacts throughout the communities of, but not limited to, Glasgow, Fort Peck, Nashua, Hinsdale, Saint Marie and Opheim. Current confirmed participants include: T&R Trucking/Thompson & Sons, Glasgow East Side School, FMDH, Cottonwood Inn, Subway, Pizza Hut, Eugene’s Pizza, Loaded Toad, Soma-... Full story

  • Celebrate Garrett Lloyd Receiving Eagle Award

    Charles Wilson, For the Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    The public is invited to celebrate Garrett Lloyd receiving his Eagle Award at the Boy Scout Troop 861 Eagle Court of Honor. The celebration will be held on Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m., at the Boy Scout Park near Park Grove. Boy Scout Troop 861 has been sponsored by the Glasgow Kiwanis Club since 1976.... Full story

  • Kiwanis Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    The Kiwanis Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Reynold’s Market and FMDH, is on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. sharp at Hoyt Park, by the swimming pool in Glasgow. The hunt will be split between three age groups, one through three; four and five; six through eight. There will be a free-will donation box for the Swimming Pool fund for anyone wishing to donate.... Full story

  • James "Jim" Farstad

    Apr 17, 2019

    James "Jim" Farstad, 95, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Hi-Line Retirement Center, in Malta, Mont. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 20, at Malta Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Jim was born Dec. 21, 1923, to Pedar and Julia Farstad in North Dakota. He attended school there and then spent nearly two years in the U.S. Navy where he served on a PT boat in the Pacific. He married the love of his life, Dagmar Hjelmstad, and they were blessed with two children, Deanna and James Jr.... Full story

  • Marion Warren

    Apr 17, 2019

    Marion Warren, of Nashua, Mont., passed away at Valley View Home, in Glasgow, Mont., on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the age of 97. Services will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. Burial will follow at the Nashua Cemetery in Nashua. Condolences may be left at Full story

  • Dale Roger Enebo Services

    Apr 17, 2019

    Dale Rodger Enebo passed away Monday, April 15. Services will take place Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, in Glasgow, Mont. A full obituary will be in next week's (April 24) issue of the Glasgow Courier.... Full story

  • Challenged Again

    Mary Honrud, The Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    While I have managed to get the downed tree branches and twigs picked up off my lawn, I haven’t yet ordered any garden seeds. I’m sure the constant winds we’re getting will have me gathering more twigs and limbs before I have to think about mowing. But the grass is greening up nicely. At the rate I’m going, it will be next month before I look at those seed catalogs again. I’ll probably end up getting all my seeds locally, as usual. I saw the seed display in one of the local grocery stores last week, so I’m sure the other usual haunts have...

  • Scottie Softballers Playing with Guts

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    The Lady Scotties took on the Fergus Lady Eagles at Jeff Jurgens Field on April 9. Glasgow played a tight game through the third inning when the score was 9-8 in favor of Lewistown. The Lady Eagles pulled ahead in the final two innings with a 16-run scoring streak. The Lady Scotties were able to add an additional six runs to their score as well, but dropped the game to Lewistown 25-14 in five innings. "You wouldn't think so by looking at the score," said head coach Ryan Hartwell, "but it was a...

  • Qualifier Produces Several Personal Bests, Notable Performances

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    The Scottie Qualifier was held at Scottie Field on April 13. While it competed for participants with a few other meets scheduled for the same day, it still drew some good competition, including a team of boys from Williston. Head coach Tim Phillips felt the Scotties had some pretty good efforts throughout the day, but indicated the weather may have caused some problems. "The wind was up a bit," he explained, "and I think, especially on the track, our athletes let that get into their heads and...

  • GMS Track and Field Nearing Half-Way Point of Season,

    Andrew McKean, For the Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    The Glasgow Middle School track program is nearing the half-way point of its short season and is hosting its invitational meet this Thursday, April 18, at the Glasgow High School track. Field events get underway at 9 a.m. with running events scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Most Class B and Class C schools from the region plan to compete. The public is welcome and encouraged to come out to watch the junior Scotties. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and youth. The Glasgow Middle...

  • School Board Meeting

    George Kulczyk, The Courier|Apr 17, 2019

    The Glasgow School Board met in regular session on April 10. All of the trustees were in attendance as well as school administrative staff. The meeting began with the student representative report given by Merlin McKean, who noted that the popular Mr. Scottie Pageant is scheduled for May 6. Superintendent Bob Connors recognized Micah Tweten, Natosha Sand and Dillon Godwin for their accomplishments in BPA and the Glasgow Ice Dawg Bantams for their recent state championship win. With Connors’ recommendation, the board approved the re-hire of t...

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