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  • Valley County Schools Asking Community to Vote

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    Valley County schools are holding regular elections on Tuesday, May 7, and a large number of the schools in the county are asking for voters to cast their vote to fill trustee term positions with some schools also asking to pass a fund levy request. Glasgow schools is asking voters to choose one trustee to be elected for a three-year term as well as pass a general fund mill levy. Incumbent Mona Amundson and newcomer Regina Cain will be on the ballot to fill the open position. On the ballot will also be the chance to vote for or against a levy...

  • CBP Reverses Port Raymond Hours After Less Than A Week

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    In a much expected press release, Customs and Border Protection announced that they would be reducing their hours of operation at POE Raymond in northeastern Montana from 24 to 18 hours a day. Less than a week later CBP reversed that decision and reinstated 24-hour operations. A spokeswoman for CBP at Sweetgrass, Port of Entry on the Montana/Canadian border, Lynn Hurst said the decision came after receiving feedback both in person and in writing from community members, businesses and elected officials on the impacts of the hours change. “The...

  • Incoming

    Apr 24, 2019

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  • Nashua Teachers, Staff, Students and Superintendent Bring Change to School

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    “The key to my success as a superintendent is my staff, my community, my teachers and my board. I am only as successful as the people I work with, from teachers, bus drivers, aides, substitute teachers, janitorial staff, the entire building is dedicated to the students. I am grateful for them, thankful for what they do each and every day. I am excited to be a part of it all.” This was the first thing that Nashua School superintendent James Russell said when sitting down with the Glasgow Courier on April 18 to discuss the successes of...

  • Stone Recognized for Hard Work and Perseverance

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    Glasgow resident Betty Stone was awarded the Tourism Ambassador of the Year award on April 15 by Lt. Governor Mike Cooney at the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation in Butte. Stone was one of five people nominated for the award from throughout the state and upon hearing her name called to receive the award, "I have been told I screeched out loud, but I don't remember doing that!" laughed Stone. The award is a lifetime achievement award, encompassing all of the projects she has...

  • GHS Graduate Pursuing Dreams

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    "There is nothing quite like the feeling of pursuing your dreams." Amy Nelson knows of what she speaks. The young photojournalist recently saw her photo, featuring best-selling author Christopher Paolini, above the fold of the Billings Gazette. Nelson accepted the summer photo intern position at the Gazette in late March, and was told by her new boss Larry Mayer that her photo would be featured on the front page. "Although my first assignment at each paper I've worked at has made the front...

  • FMDH Debuts New ER

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    After a few months of construction, Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital recently completed construction in the emergency room portion of the hospital and patients as well as ER staff were able to utilize the new space starting on April 18. Due to the completed construction, patients will see changes in the location of the ER as well as a different process for checking in. The former entrance to the Medical Arts Building will be for ambulance use only while the current emergency room entrance, on...

  • Medicaid Expansion Bill To Become Law

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    HB 658, likely the most contested bill in the 2019 Montana Legislative Session – referred to commonly as the Medicaid Expansion Bill - passed the Senate on a vote of 26-24. The Senate bill included a number of amendments that were then sent back to the House, who confirmed it by the same 61-35 vote tally. The primary difference between the House and Senate versions was the addition of a sunset clause. Originally, HB 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey (R) of Great Falls, was titled “An act generally revising healthcare laws and permanently...

  • Autism Awareness: The Growing Tide of Supports and Services

    Apr 24, 2019

    Dear Editor, On April 2, 2019, Montana Senators Jon Tester (D) and Steve Daines (R) announced their bipartisan support of the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act to fund research, training, and services and supports that improve the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes diagnostic services, training for healthcare providers and family members, and community training...

  • Montanans Work Together to Protect Our Waters

    Apr 24, 2019

    Dear Editor, Montanans know how precious water is. It's essential for fish and wildlife, boating and angling, irrigating, drinking and creating much of our electricity. When something threatens our water - such as aquatic invasive species - we are on high alert. Preventing the introduction and spread of AIS is work that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks takes very seriously as we understand the devastation it can cause to habitat, recreation and our economy. After the discovery of invasive...

  • Animal Doo-Doo in the Park

    Apr 24, 2019

    Dear Editor, I was at the Easter Egg hunt last Saturday to watch all the excited kids picking up the candy-filled eggs. It was such a joy to watch them run and have fun. What was not a joy was to be walking around the park and seeing all the piles of dog poop our kids are coming into contact with while playing in the park. There should be no animals allowed in that park at anytime because their owners are not responsible enough to clean up after them and our children/grandchildren deserve to...

  • Mental Health Walk May 4

    For the Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    In effort to remove stigma attached to mental health problems, the Valley County Mental Health Committee is sponsoring a Mental Health Walk on Saturday, May 4. The event will start at 9:56 a.m. at the Valley Event Center with a couple of brief presentations, a walk to the Civic Center, opportunities to gather information, a drawing for a Yeti, some refreshments and then on the way home before 11. Nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition. Stigma can make the journey to recovery longer and more... Full story

  • Reminiscing on FMDH

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Apr 24, 2019

    Do you remember the former Deaconess Hospital? The Courier has featured several pictures lately. Some of the things that come to my mind are the men’s and women’s wards. These rooms housed a group of patients. I am sure there were specifications on just what type of patient was housed in these rooms, but I do know that new moms got to have company as they were placed in the ward. And those were the days they spent three to 10 days in the hospital recovering. I also remember visiting men friends in the men’s ward. Yes, your privacy was...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Apr 24, 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

  • Red Thumb Reminder Day is May 14

    Leslie Simensen RN, For the Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    The fourth annual Red Thumb Reminder Day is Tuesday, May 14. This event is to educate all ages—drivers and non-drivers—on the dangers of distracted driving from cell phone usage, impaired driving, and all other activities that take the driver’s attention and eyes away from driving safely. New this year is the Save A Life Tour – a high-tech, interactive simulator program. The Save A Life Tour, sponsored by Nemont Telephone Cooperative, will be set up at the Glasgow High School gym where students from Opheim, Nashua, Saco and Hinsdale... Full story

  • Hinsdale Invites All To 87th FFA Banquet

    For the Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    Adviser of the Hinsdale FFA Chapter Patti Armbrister and Chapter members invite the community to join them in celebrating their 87th FFA Banquet on Monday, May 6, 6 p.m., at the Hinsdale School. Their chapter started in 1934 and they have extremely talented members today. They invite you to a free dinner and to participate in the silent auction of material items the members have made in the shop. If you need a student that can weld, repair, plant, brand, landscape or whatever small job you need done, you can participate in the labor auction... Full story

  • Francis Gabin Laumeyer

    Apr 24, 2019

    Francis Gabin Laumeyer, 87, of Nashua, Mont., beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor went to be with his Lord and Savior, his best friend, Thursday, April 18, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children. A vigil will be held Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m., at Queen of Angels in Nashua. Funeral services will be on Friday, April 26, 10:30 a.m., at Queen of Angels in Nashua with a private family interment. Francis was born May 16, 1931, at his family home and farm outside of... Full story

  • Darlene Darcel Henderson

    Apr 24, 2019

    Darlene Darcel (Komrosky) Henderson, age 61, passed away after a brief but valiant battle with cancer Sunday, April 7, 2019. She was surrounded by her beloved family and friends. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 26, at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Mont., where Darlene will be buried at the foot of her mother, Beverly's, grave. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the service at El Cor Del in Glasgow. She was born in Miles City, Mont., on Dec. 10,... Full story

  • Jerry Jacobson

    Apr 24, 2019

    Jerry Lee Jacobson, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Great Falls, Mont., on Sunday, April 7, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Church in Glasgow, Mont., on Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m., with a private burial at a later date. Jerry was born in Glasgow to Charles and Loetta (Christenson) Jacobson on May 27, 1936. He attended school in Glasgow and following graduation joined the Navy in 1955. After returning home, he met Dora Lou Scanson and married her... Full story

  • Melvin J. Dyrland

    Apr 24, 2019

    Melvin J. Dyrland, 83, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at his home north of Glentana, Mont. A vigil will be held 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Glentana. A mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church with celebrant Father Jose Valliparambil with burial following in the Glentana Cemetery. A reception will follow burial at the Glentana Hall. Melvin was born May 12, 1935, in Rockglen, Saskatchewan, to Elmer and... Full story

  • Dale Rodger Enebo

    Apr 24, 2019

    Dale Rodger Enebo, age 82, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 15, 2019. He was born in Park Rapids, Minn., on Jan. 12, 1937, to Sverre and Cecelia (Rome) Enebo. When he was 11, the family moved to western Montana. Dale graduated from Corvallis High School in 1954. After working a year out of high school, Dale enlisted in the Army and served two years, most of which was in Japan. Shortly after his return, he married his high school sweetheart, Dona I. Wood. They made their home in... Full story

  • Mark Jakanoski Services

    Apr 24, 2019

    A memorial service for Mark Jakanoski will be on Friday, May 10, 11 a.m., at Bell Mortuary.... Full story

  • Roy Lee Wetzel

    Apr 24, 2019

    Roy Lee Wetzel, age 88, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Monday, April 22, 2019, at Valley View Home. Roy's family will receive friends at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow on Friday, April 26, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at First Lutheran Church, Glasgow. Burial will follow at Glasgow Highland Cemetery. The reception will be held back at the Lutheran church following interment. Roy was born in Malta, Mont., Sept. 3, 1930, to his parents, Ernest and Theresa... Full story

  • Duree N. Hopper

    Apr 24, 2019

    Duree N. (Squires) Hopper, 78, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Services will be at a later date.... Full story

  • Cuisine for the Cure

    For the Courier|Apr 24, 2019

    The seventh annual Cuisine for the Cure will be on Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m., at the Cottonwood Inn and Suites. Come and enjoy an evening of food from around the world and help raise money for the Valley County Medical Relief Fund (HOPE). The menu for the evening includes cutie pies prepared by Allison Nichols and Beth Flynn, Mardi Gras (Southern) cuisine prepared by Jason Myers, Greek cuisine prepared by Michelle Eliason, Italian cuisine prepared by Rod Karst, Kristi Stingley and Tiffany Ost, Vietnamese cuisine prepared by Zak and Lindsey... Full story

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