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  • School Elections 2023

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    The Election Team at the Clerk and Recorder’s office will be running mail-ballot elections for four school districts, Glasgow, Hinsdale, Lustre, and Nashua, and one Special District, St. Marie Rural Fire District. All ballots were mailed on April 14. Glasgow School District’s trustee election has been canceled; Angie Page and Blaine White filed to retain their seats on the school board. Glasgow School District’s ballot includes one proposition. The District is asking to increase local taxes in the amount of $32,714.81 to support the gener...

  • Continued Flooding Sparks Concerns For Residents

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    As of press time, the Milk River was measuring 31.5 feet and with nowhere for the water to go, visible flooding can be seen from the Fort Peck Highway (MT 42 and MT 24) impacting residents' homes and ranch/farm lands. Sullivan Park has been barricaded off from entry due to the high water and sump pumps are present at the 6th Avenue Bridge as well as Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in addition to visible flooding. The National Weather Service in Glasgow held a briefing on April 13 to key...

  • Six Candidates Running For Two Open Seats On Nashua School Board

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    The Nashua School has six candidates running for two positions on the school board. The candidates are, in no particular order, Sheila Toavs Miller, Tyler Skolrud, Teresa Kennedy, Patricia Sibley, Joe Laumeyer and William Philippi. The two open seats are now held by Toavs Miller and Matt Garsjo. In addition to voting for school board members, the Nashua ballot will also include a Building Fund Reserve levy proposition in the amount of $400,000 per year for five years for a total of $2,000,000. The vote will be a mail-ballot election and all...

  • Two New Deputies Join Valley County Sheriff's Department

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    Valley County native Andrew Brandt and Alabama native Dylan Ford are the newest deputies of the Valley County Sheriff's Department. Though they come from different areas of the country, their small town backgrounds allow them to quickly acclimate to the area while also looking forward to making the county a better place for the present and future. Brandt officially started as a deputy on March 21, however has been working for Valley County since August as a detention officer. A graduate of...

  • Hobo Jungle

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    I am sure that most of you folks in the Glasgow and surrounding area have noticed the huge crane and work being done on the railroad just west of Glasgow. Of course many of us slow down as we go by to see what progress is being made. Observing this has prompted memories of Hobo Jungle for many of us that travel that highway. That was located just a little further from town where there are more trees. I’m sure this “camp” originated in the days when railroad cars were not all enclosed and there were a number of people that hitched rides on th...

  • Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture Receives Recovery Destination Event Grant

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    The Recovery Destination Event Grant application cycle, which is part of Montana’s Tourism Grant Program, launched on Jan. 4. The program aims to support destination events and new events that attract out-of-area visitors and increase local revenue. In the second round of Recovery Destination Event Grants, 16 event-based activities throughout Montana are being funded: The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture ($20,000): 36th Annual Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament Livingston CVB/DMO ($19,000): Yellowstone Harvest Festival The...

  • Tester Presses Agriculture Secretary Vilsack On Farm Service Agency Staffing Issues And Brazilian Beef Ban

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently pressed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack on staffing issues at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and on suspending Brazilian beef imports to the United States. Tester grilled Secretary Vilsack on staffing issues at FSA, and blamed uncompetitive pay for the number of vacancies at Montana’s FSA offices. “One of the things that I didn’t expect to hear about, but I’ve heard about in every one of [my Farm Bill listening sessions] is that it’s really hard to hire people in our FSA offices,...

  • Bills Become Laws and Representative Ryan Zinke Hosts Farm Bill Listening Session

    Rachel Cone and Nicole Rolf, For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    We’ve wrapped up week 14 of the Montana Legislature and the legislature is moving quickly towards the end of the 68th Legislative Session. As we near the finish line, we want to provide an update on bills we advocated for that reached the governor’s desk and became laws. This week Congressman Ryan Zinke’s hosted a Farm Bill listening session at the Montana Farm Bureau Center: Signed by Governor Gianforte back on March 2, HB 153 Generally revise laws related to livestock markets sponsored by Brandon Ler (R) HD 35 aligns Montana Department of Liv...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Apr 19, 2023

    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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. 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. Events are also listed below. T... Full story

  • Opheim Teacher And Students Recognized By VFW Post 3017

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    Representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3017 traveled to Opheim on April 4 to recognize Opheim teacher Nicole Taylor as well as students Bill Still and Carrie Taylor for going above and beyond as citizens for their school and community. N. Taylor was awarded the 9-12 Teacher of The Year award for not only the Post, but also for the District and State. As a result of Taylor's recognition, Opheim School was also recognized by VFW National with an award, presented to...

  • Jack R. Hinnaland

    Apr 19, 2023

    Jack R. Hinnaland, age 73, passed away at the Glendive Medical Center on Thursday, April 13, 2023, with his wife at his side. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 21, at 11 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Circle, Mont. There will be a luncheon for all at the VFW in Circle following the memorial service. Burial will be at a later date. He was born to Daniel S. Hinnaland and Gertrude M. (Kerr) Hinnaland on October 8, 1949. He was the fourth of seven children. Jack was born in... Full story

  • Robert J. Golimowski

    Apr 19, 2023

    Robert J. Golimowski, 77, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Monday, April 17, 2023. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow, with Pastor Rick Thompson officiating. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left at bellmortuaryglasgow.com....

  • James H. Cornell

    Apr 19, 2023

    James H. (Howard) Cornell, 93, was called home on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. He had been a resident of the Missouri River Medical Center Nursing Home, in Fort Benton, Mont., for the past three years. A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Benton Funeral Home. His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel. A fellowship will be held immediately after his service at the Club House in Fort Benton. Graveside Service with military honors will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 22, at... Full story

  • Irle Elementary "A" Honor Roll - 3rd Quarter

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    Second Grade: Lillian Baumgartner Holly Bell MacKenzie Bigelbach Khloe Brink Bridger Brooks Jaxon Budde Stella DeDobbeleer Sylas Egleston Audrey Elletson Will Fuhrman Kallen Jensen Bristol Krauth Eli Love Cayson McDowall Ziva Mix Caden Murch Jack Murphy Ava Odom Murdock Pattison Tannen Riihimaki TenLea Sundeen Kila Tatafu Third Grade: Kambryn Block Cameron Burns Kennedy Flaten Elijah Holinde Hattie Kalinski Khloe Kaufman Holden Kloker Cora Nelson Emmalyn Schaefer Paislynn Stringer Benson White GeraLynn Wiltfong McKay Yoakam Fourth Grade: Jacob...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of April 6, show cows and bulls steady. Utility and commercial cows brought in $85 to $100, top $107; canner and cutter cows $70 to $85; and bulls $100 to $120. 400-500 SC brought in $242-$273.50, HC $249 to $271; 500-600 SC $235 to $278, HC $212 to $236. Math Farms Angus Ranch, of Whitewater, Mont., hosted by Bob and Cody Math families sold 22 yearling Angus bulls, average $5,284. The top bull sold at $7,250. Fifty-one two year old bulls sold at an average of $4,603 with the top bull selling for...

  • Beef Cattle Producers Invited To Complete Survey About Drought Impacts

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    Montana State University Extension and a group of scientists who are studying drought impacts on Montana and Wyoming pasture and soil health are seeking feedback through a survey of beef cattle producers. Over the past few years, Montana and Wyoming have had record-setting droughts, and producers regularly altered management decisions to reduce drought impacts on pastures and cattle, said Megan Van Emon, MSU Extension beef cattle specialist and one of the researchers. Van Emon said the survey will help determine the predominant practices of...

  • Rotunda Roundup From Montana Farmers Union

    Rachel Prevost and Jasmine Krotkov, For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    The following is a weekly update of Montana Farmers Union involvement in the 2023 Legislature. MFU is the state’s largest and oldest grassroots farm advocacy organization representing family farms, and has worked more than 100 years on behalf of Montana farmers, ranchers and rural communities. MFU continues to support a bill that would provide property tax incentives for alternative fuel production. Senate Bill 510 is a good step forward toward incentivizing renewable diesel production. A Refinery in Great Falls is in the process of converting...

  • Glasgow Key Club Installs New Officers

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    The Glasgow Key Club annual award and officer installation was held on April 11 at the Glasgow High School Library. Officer Installation with Kiwanis President: Daniel Berry Vice President: Michael Aho Secretary: Ashlyn White Treasurer: Vick Overbey Sergeant At Arms: TBD Snack Pack Leader: Gabe Proctor Scrapbook Leader: TBD New Members pins and certificates: Daniel Berry Kai Combs Leon Edwards Gabe Proctor Tanner White Lacey White Ashlyn White Kolbi Ross Vick Overbey Distinguished Members (50...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, April 17, 2013 The Keystone XL oil pipeline doesn't have its presidential permit yet, but a lot of preparation work has been done so construction can jump into action when it comes. NorVal Electric Cooperative is preparing to supply power to two pump stations that would be built in Valley County to help push crude oil from the Alberta tar sands some 1,700 miles to refineries in the Gulf Coast of Texas. Jewel Fourstar Ackerman was recently honored as the 2013 MIEA Indian...

  • Some 'Did-You-Knows' About Estate Plans

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    If you’ve done any estate planning, or even if you’re just familiar with it, you probably know the basics — that is, a comprehensive estate plan can help you pass on assets to your family while also achieving other goals, such as designating someone to take care of your affairs if you become unable to do so. But you may not know about some other estate-planning issues that could prove important in your life: • Power of attorney for students – Children heading off to college may be considered legal adults in many states. Consequently, you, as a...

  • Totally Up to Date

    Richard Noble, For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    That little red dot on your iPhone, or the irritating popups your laptop gives you; our technology seems to constantly badger us for updates. Why bother though? Everything is working fine, you don’t need new emojis or yet another widget for your home screen. The truth however, and I’m at risk here of truly sounding like an IT guy, is that updates are important and offer much more than simply shiny new features. Should we simply submit to the long periods of time our devices render themselves useless while applying updates? What’d happen if we...

  • Beyond Tardiness

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    Spring is still late. Mostly it's missing, perhaps playing hookie. I feel like a broken record. Seriously, more snow?? We had another 6" of cold white yuck last Thursday night. The highway was solid ice Friday morning. And there's more of that nastiness coming according to my cheerful mate who keeps checking the forecasts. My sympathies go out to everyone living in flood zones. At least we can hope that the majority of the grasshoppers eggs got washed away. I did get out to my storage shed last...

  • Valley County Clean Up Week

    Apr 19, 2023

  • Honor Student Zora Holt Nominated For The Congress Of Future Medical Leaders

    For the Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    Zora Holt, a junior at Hinsdale High School, is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held June 21-23, 2023, just outside Boston, on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after...

  • After Delays, Softball Season Is Underway

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    After weather delays resulted in a slightly later than normal start time to the season and Mother Nature continually throwing her own curve balls, the Glasgow Scottie softball team has finally hit the field, competing in six games so far this spring season with games in Colstrip this weekend, April 21 through 22. The team is sitting at 1-5 record overall after losing their first three games of the season during tournament play April 6 though 7 at the Lewistown Invitational. The team then...

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