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  • Irle First-Graders Experience Their First Solar Eclipse

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    In an event the captivated people from all around the country, Mrs. Boyer, Mrs. Qualls and Mrs. Billingsley's first grade classes at Irle Elementary got to experience their first ever solar eclipse during the April 8 event. Though the students couldn't get to see the partial eclipse hands-on due to cloud cover, they were able to experience the event a different way, using technology by watching it on the NASA streaming website. In northeast Montana, there was partial eclipse of the sun with the... Full story

  • Town Of Nashua Council Election Canceled

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    Nashua candidates who filed to fill two open positions on the Town of Nashua’s Council during the 2024 election received a letter at the end of March stating there will no longer be an election for Nashua Town Council seats this election year. Per the letter that was sent by Valley County Election Administrator Marie Pippin, municipal elections are held in odd-numbered years, opposite the primary and general elections which are held in even-numbered years. As a result, the two alderman/woman terms and the mayor’s term will expire at the end...

  • Election Ballots Going Out April 19

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    The Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be running five elections: four School Districts and the Fort Peck Rural County Water District. These five elections are all mail-ballot elections. The ballots will be mailed to voters on Friday, April 19, and voted ballots must be received back in the election office by Tuesday, May 7, at 5 p.m. Ballots postmarked May 7 but not received until after will not be counted. The Glasgow School Board has voted to put on the ballot a Building Reserve Safety Levy. There were two Trustee positions available this y...

  • Montana Trail Stewardship Grant Program Announces 2024 Awards

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced on April 9 that 36 trail organizations, communities and various land-managing agencies throughout Montana will receive Montana Trail Stewardship Program (TSP) grant awards for their projects in 2024. Forty TSP applications were received this year from a variety of eligible applicants, including federal and state agencies, towns, cities, counties, recreational clubs and nonprofit organizations. The TSP awards for this year’s cycle total approximately $2 million in state funds. Grants funds are a...

  • Hinsdale Class of 2024 Valedictorian & Salutatorian Announced

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    Hinsdale High School is proud to announce the Class of 2024 Valedictorian Zora Rose Holt, daughter of Jason and Sierra Holt. The Class of 2024 Salutatorian is Andrew Dennis Boucher, son of Gregg and Renae Boucher. These students have earned top honors for the class of 2024. They will address their fellow graduates and guests on May 19, 2024 at the Hinsdale High School at 2 p.m....

  • Spring Clean Up Week Through April 23

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    Get ready, Glasgow! Spring is here, and so is Spring Clean Up Week! Thanks to the city’s partnership with T&R Trucking, we’re making it easier than ever for you to tidy up. Through Tuesday, April 23, dumpsters will be available in the parking lot on 7th Street North, near the bus barn. It’s your chance to clear out clutter and embrace the season of renewal. Don’t miss out – mark your calendars and let’s clean up together!...

  • Concerns Regarding Town Council Of Nashua

    Apr 17, 2024

    Dear Editor, I am writing to express my deep concerns regarding recent events that have come to light regarding the Town Council of Nashua. The purpose of this letter is to shed light on the serious issues that have been identified, namely the missed municipal election and the conduct of Town Council meetings. Prior to the regularly scheduled Town Council Meeting on April 8, it was revealed that there would not be a municipal election this year. Astonishingly, this oversight had gone unnoticed,... Full story

  • Montana School Report Cards Released

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    Montana students’ proficiency in math and science ticked up by a percentage point last academic year. That’s according to the latest data gathered from schools as part of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Reading scores remained identical to 2022’s report card. More than half of students in each subject are falling short of proficiency. “I look at these scores and I don’t see good things,” Elsie Arntzen said. Arntzen is Montana’s superintendent of public instruction. State wide, Montana students are 37 percent proficient in math, 46 perc...

  • Deadline For MFU Foundation Grant Applications May 1

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    The deadline to apply for $30,000 in grant funding from the Montana Farmers Union Foundation is fast approaching on May 1. Since 2022, the Foundation has awarded and leveraged more than $60,000 to projects across the state that align with the Foundation’s mission to create new opportunities and contribute to the growth and enhancement of Montana agriculture and rural communities. Project applications must include an educational component for youth and/or adults with priority given to rural communities. Projects previously funded have been w...

  • Lustre News

    Vivian Wall, For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    LCHS students senior Ifeanyichuwu Aniobi, juniors Mason Hilkemann and Rachel Pew, sophomore Emeka Aniobi and freshman Prestyn Klatt attended the Academic Olympics on March 20 at Glasgow, accompanied by Debbie Catel. Hilkemann placed first among the Juniors in all categories: Math, Science, English, Social Studies. The team took first place in both written exams and oral exams. Congratulations on a task well done! Thirteen seniors returned to campus on Thursday evening of Easter week from their...

  • Two Rivers Economic Growth's Valley County Clean Up Week

    For the Courier

    Valley County Clean Up Week, presented by Two Rivers Economic Growth, is calling on the residents of Valley County to join forces in beautifying our community. Through April 22, we’re rallying together to clear away litter and debris, fostering a cleaner, safer environment for everyone to enjoy. To participate, swing by the Two Rivers Economic Growth office to pick up your essential cleanup kit, including trash bags and gloves. While you’re there, grab a map and sign up for a chance to win some incredible prizes generously provided by our loc... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Apr 17, 2024

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Visitors to the Fort Peck Interpre... Full story

  • Curt Risa

    Apr 17, 2024

    With a heavy heart the family of Curtis R. Risa notes his passing on Friday, March 8, 2024, in Billings, Mont. Curt was the third son of Pearl and Martin Risa born in 1942 in Kent, Wash., where Martin was working in the shipyards during World War II. After the war the family moved back to Opheim, Mont., and Curt became the brother to five more siblings. Curt graduated from Opheim High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1966. Curt served as a "Brown Water Sailor" in the Mekong Delta in Vietn... Full story

  • Jay Allen Aaberge

    Apr 17, 2024

    Jay Allen Aaberge, age 66, of St. Marie, Mont., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Following our dad's wishes, we will not be holding a formal service and he is being cremated (well, if we followed his wishes precisely, we'd just throw his body to the wolves, so we did have to make SOME concessions!). Jay, or "Pa" as he was known to many, was born on July 31, 1957, in Conrad, Mont., to Kenneth and Ethel Aaberge. While he grew up on the Hi-Line of Montana, he transferred to Libby,... Full story

  • Shirley Hillman Martin Services

    Apr 17, 2024

    Shirley Hillman Martin of Hinsdale, Mont., passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Helena, Mont. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church with a reception to follow at the Hinsdale American Legion Hall. Full obituary to follow.... Full story

  • Opheim's Reading Theatre

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    Opheim students put on a Reader's Theater program on April 11, where students were assigned a character and had to act out the plot for those in attendance. Reader's Theater is a collaborative strategy for developing oral reading fluency through reading parts in scripts. Though students do not need to memorize their part, they do re-read the script several times to build familiarity with the language and have the opportunity to practice the expressions associated with the script. This program...

  • Financial Literacy: It's Important For Everyone

    Edward Jones Financial Advisor CFP Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    April is National Financial Literacy Month — a good reminder that all of us can benefit from boosting our financial knowledge. But what is financial literacy? There’s no one single definition, but the term certainly covers these areas: • Saving – Most of us would probably agree that saving money is important, but actually doing it can be challenging given all the expenses of modern living. Still, techniques are available that everyone can follow, such as having money automatically moved each month from a checking or savings account to a finan...

  • Glasgow Middle School March 2024 Students of the Month

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    Sixth Grade Tate Loftsgaard - English Brynlie Harris - Health Rylan Schultz - Math Adam Weber - Science Timber Smith - Social Studies Myracle Henry - Computers Nevaeh Johnson - Art Baden White – Band Seventh Grade Riley Pedersen - English Austin Nelson - Health Aubree Holinde - Math Ava Schultz - Science Grace Cornwell - Social Studies Cooper Gibson - Reading Ryder Bilger - Art Amiya Ryan – Band Eighth Grade Amelia Gilchrist - English MJ Staggenborg - Health Alex Earll - Math Aaron Zoanni - Science Kenee Johnson - Social Studies Ryla Brown - R...

  • Becoming The Beaver: How One Rancher's Unconventional Approach Is Bringing Water Back To An Arid Landscape

    Ranchers Stewardship Alliance, For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    The sweet peas are popping up in north Phillips County, enjoying the cool Montana spring before the heat of summer puts them to rest for another year. Birds chirp. The breeze is cool, the air fresh. And in the mind of Brian Fox, the gears are turning. Will the ranch improvements he's made in the last year equate to the improvements he's after? They were unconventional, he'll give it that, but also natural in a way that we may be just starting to appreciate. Fox has found himself at the forefront...

  • A Complex Landscape for Northwest Agriculture

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    AgWest Farm Credit has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in its northern region of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. AgWest’s industry experts gather market information from various sources to deliver commodity-specific insights. All Market Snapshots are available at AgWestFC.com/industry-insights. AgWest’s 12-month outlook for specific regional agricultural commodities is summarized below: Cattle The outlook for cattle suggests profitable returns for cow-calf pro...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Report

    For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards on April 12 show 322 cattle sold. Utility and commercial cows brought in $115 to $137.50 with the top selling for $154. Canner and cutter cows brought in $85 to $110; bulls $150 to $172; young bred cows $3,100; and short-term bred cows $1,700 to $2,175. Consignors: Dodson 2250 Bull 172.00 Malta 2100 Bull 169.50 Malta 2065 Bull 156.00 Poplar 1635 Cow 132.00 Glasgow 1595 Cow 131.50 Hinsdale 1487 Cows 132.25 Lloyd 1445 Cow 137.00 Opheim 1435 Cow 134.50 Loring 1363 Cows135.00 Lloyd 1315 Cow 154.00...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Graduate class of 2003, Cami Starr Collins recently finished her Ph.D. in plasma physics. She obtained that degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December. The GHS graduate is now in post doctorate work studying nuclear fusion – and hoping to find a way to make the world a better place. Glasgow Flower & Gifts owner Peggy Aakre was pretty excited to receive recognition from Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC) as Business of the Year f...

  • Spring Time In Florida

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    As you know, if you read this column or are one of my Facebook friends, I'm once again in Florida. I've never been here at this time of year before. It's very unlike a Montana spring. Here there is green grass, blooming flowers, palm trees, and virtually no chance of snow. (We did have torrential rains the other afternoon.) It's pretty nice that way. My trip getting here was fraught with difficulties. The first of those was the last several miles driving into Billings on the interstate. Dennis...

  • Scotties Win Baker Invitational

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    Both the Scottie boys and girls track teams won the Baker Invitational, beating out 19 other schools for the top slot. Vaughn Miller, Khy Gamas and Kyler Holinde earned first place finishes to lead the boys while Haleigh Huntsman, Tanae Baker and Mayzie Yoakam topped the podium on the girls side. GIRLS Tanae Baker won the 1600 meters with a time of 5:26.33 and qualified for the State Meet, her second state qualification in as many meets. Emily See placed second, out of 21 runners, at 5:39.53. Huntsman set a personal record with a time of...

  • Scottie Softball Picks Up First Conference Win

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 17, 2024

    The Scottie softball team picked up their first conference win of the 2024 season at the Lewistown Invite this past weekend when they defeated Shelby 17-0 April 13. Glasgow tied Lockwood 12-12 and defeated Stillwater 11-0 April 12 at the Invite. They also picked up a win over Class A Sidney April 9, winning 14-12 on the road. In Sidney, the Eagles put up two runs in the first inning before Glasgow cut the lead in half in the second. The Scotties scored four times in the third before the Eagles answered with two runs. Glasgow put up another...

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