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  • Weather Didn't Stop Valley County Clean Up Week

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    Two Rivers Economic Growth hosted Valley County Clean-Up week which ended April 21, inviting the entire county to get out and clean up their community. Though the weather was not very inviting to get out and clean, the wind certainly helped make the clean up process a little easier by exposing the garbage that had accumulated in ditches, grass lands and parks. Prairie House Gardens generously sponsored trash collection from the Coca-Cola plant to Sullivan Park for $5 cash per bag, and Jax...

  • Public Opposes Purchase Of FMDH Purchasing Hoyt Park

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    The Glasgow City Council held their regular meeting on April 15, and the biggest topic of conversation was the public hearing held regarding whether or not the City of Glasgow should move forward regarding the proposal made by Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) to purchase a section of Hoyt Park for parking expansion purposes. Though on March 18 the Council had voted to accept the recommendation for FMDH to purchase, moving forward was contingent on what the public had to say on the proposal. The Council has indicated in the past if the...

  • Commerce Awards $100,000 In Grant Funding To Three Montana Main Street Communities

    For the Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    The Montana Department of Commerce has announced that three Montana communities will share $100,000 in grant funding to regenerate Main Street businesses and downtowns. The funding is through Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program (MMS). “Montana’s Main Streets are at the heart of our state’s values, our neighborhoods and the economy. That’s why Commerce, through the Montana Main Street Program, will continue to help foster community development efforts, revitalization projects and historic preservation for our Main Streets,” said Paul Green,...

  • VFW Post 3107 Recognizes Law Enforcement And Students

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    Valley County Undersheriff Chris Richter and Valley County dispatcher Kim Woulfe were recognized and provided the VFW Public Servant Award during the monthly VFW Post #3107 meeting on April 11. These two public servants were recognized for their hard work and dedication in serving the Valley County community over the past year. Richter was awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year while Woulfe was awarded Dispatcher of the Year award. Every year the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency...

  • Strengthening Families Month Is a Great Opportunity to Help a Local Child

    Apr 24, 2024

    Dear Editor, April is Strengthening Families Month, a time to promote the safety and well-being of Montana's kids. If you've seen any blue pinwheels, these are the symbols of this month and drawing attention to the issue of child abuse. Communities around the state and country put them up in April. When a child enters foster care due to abuse or neglect, this begins a legal process to determine what will happen to the child. This is where a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) comes in....

  • Notice to Fort Peck Water District Customers

    Apr 24, 2024

    Dear Editor, The Board of Directors of the Fort Peck Rural County Water District have been made aware that two candidates for the Director election have distributed candidate statements with many references to the current Board of Directors actions and inactions. The Board is preparing a rebuttal statement to provide all of the relevant facts and evidence related to their statements. This will be available to the public on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Board meeting minutes and financial... Full story

  • Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains Near Historic Low

    For the Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    On April 19, Governor Greg Gianforte announced that Montana’s unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in March as employment levels increased. “Montana’s economy is thriving thanks to our pro-jobs, pro-business policies,” Gov. Gianforte said. “While we continue to battle inflation, many businesses are hiring and providing good paying jobs. Our administration will continue to develop workforce opportunities so every Montanan has a chance to fulfill the American dream.” Since Gov. Gianforte took office in January 2021, nearly 41,000 jobs have been c...

  • Mother's Day Flowers From BPA Opheim Chapter

    For the Courier

    BPA Opheim Chapter is selling Mother’s Day flowers through Tuesday, April 30. They will be selling 12 stems carnation bouquet for $22; 6 stems carnation bouquet for $15 and 3 stems carnation bouquet for $9. Chocolate can also be added for an additional 42. For inquires contact Ms. Shara at the school, 406-762-7709.... Full story

  • Live MMA In Glasgow This May With "Fight For Your Future X"!

    For the Courier

    On Saturday, May 4, fight fans will witness a night of exciting mixed martial arts (MMA) action as part of KillEagle Promotions’ “Fight for your Future X.” The Valley Event Center will play host to 10 professional and amateur bouts featuring boxing and MMA, including 3 title fights and a highly anticipated professional main event. Fans will get to cheer on a few local fighters at “Fight for your Future X,” as Bobby Overbey, Kaye Brown, and Bridger Barnett will represent Glasgow. In addition, Tyson Sutherland, Jonathan Williams (fighting...

  • VC Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

    For the Courier

    The Valley County Transportation Advisory Committee meeting will meet Thursday, May 2, 2 p.m., at the Valley County Senior Citizen Center, 328 4th St. S., Glasgow. If you prefer, you may join the meeting via phone by calling 1-571-748-4021 Pin#2672541#. The general public and anyone interested in transportation in our county is invited....

  • ORLC Indian Taco Supper

    For the Courier

    Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have their monthly Indian Taco Supper on the first Monday of May, May 6, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This is a fundraiser for Vacation Bible School, to be held June 10 through the 14. This year’s theme is “Camp Firelight.” There is a free will donation and Thrivent has provided supplemental funds. Take outs are available and all are welcome!...

  • Peter A. Dighans

    Apr 24, 2024

    Peter Arnold Dighans, 88, from Richland, Mont., passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Peter was the 10th of 13 children born to Peter and Magdelina Dighans. In 1955, after high school, Peter joined the military and was stationed in New Ulm, Germany for two years. It was there that he first saw Elvis perform before Elvis was famous. He often commented about his time in New Ulm and loved the castles. He loved this country and was a true patriot until the end. He returned to... Full story

  • Doris Ann Moore

    Apr 24, 2024

    Doris Ann (Nelson) Moore was born in the fall of 1942 in Glasgow, Mont. She grew up on the Family Farm north of Opheim, Mont., with parents Clint and Elsa and siblings Gretchen, Carl and David. With the cousins and neighbor kids, they carried their lunch boxes to the rural farm school where they terrorized gophers, ran amok outside, and used the outhouse for relief. When Doris graduated from Opheim High, she received her teaching degree from Eastern Montana College. Her childhood dream became a... Full story

  • Jan Alexander

    Apr 24, 2024

    Jan Alexander was born, Janice Lenora Pippin, to Clarence and Marian Pippin in Saco, Mont., on Oct. 17, 1936. She passed on Saturday, April 13, 2024. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024, at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City, Mont. A luncheon will be held following the memorial service at Valley Community Church, 1004 N. Sewell, Miles City. Raised in the country with three younger brothers: Howard, Larry, and David, she could hold her own on the ranch... Full story

  • Shirley Hillman Martin

    Apr 24, 2024

    Shirley Hillman Martin, a cherished mother, grandmother, and friend, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Helena, Mont., after a brave battle with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Shirley was born on Sept. 8, 1947, to R.E. "Bud" and Carrol Hillman in Glasgow, Mont. She grew up in Hinsdale, Mont., where her adventurous spirit led her to explore the countryside on horseback, fostering a lifelong love for horses. Her brother, David, remembers his sister as being full of "vim... Full story

  • Ronie Shumway

    Apr 24, 2024

    Ronie Shumway, 81, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Friday, April 19, 2024, in Billings Mont. A full obituary to follow.... Full story

  • Caring Hands Annual Baby Shower

    Apr 24, 2024

  • Lucky Clover 4H Meeting

    Emma Kirkland, For the Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    The Lucky Clover 4H meeting was called to order by Jaydeen Hanshew. Armita led pledges and Reata shared roll call. Maddy gave a speech about some club history and explained what 4H means. Lucky Clover received a thank you card from the Food Club. Lucky Clover also went over past actives like the Calving Workshop and Sewing Camp. Lucky Clover earned a Pizza Party. At the end of the meeting Lucky Clover made seed shakers to spread flower seeds around the world in the hopes of new plant life to start growing....

  • MT Dept. of Agriculture Requesting 2024 ARPA Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Applications, Round #2

    Montana Department of Agriculture, For the Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for over $1.5 million in Round #2 federal funding available through the ARPA Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program. The intent of the Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program is to advance Montana’s agricultural industry through targeted investments in value-added agriculture projects across the state. Grants will assist with the development of innovative agricultural business improvements to keep pace with a transforming agricultural industry, create new jobs, and e...

  • Farm Bureau Applauds SEC For Sparing Farms From Wall Street Rules

    For the Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    The Montana Farm Bureau is thrilled that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) responded to American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) concerns and affirmed that regulations intended for Wall Street should not extend to America’s family farms. The SEC voted on March 6 on its final climate disclosure rule and removed the Scope 3 reporting requirement, which would have required public companies to report the greenhouse gas emissions of their supply chain. Montana Farm Bureau President Cyndi Johnson noted, “The removal of Scope 3 is truly...

  • Montana Masonic Foundation Awards Grants To Irle Elementary And Nashua Public Schools

    For the Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    Apil 11 was a bright and sunny day- the perfect day for doing what Montana Freemasons love to do- supporting our local kiddos by supporting their schools! District officer and member of Kyle Lodge #96 in Hinsdale Wade Riden along with Kyle #96 members Kevin Taylor, Max Knodel, and Jim McColly went on an adventure to Glasgow's Irle Elementary and Nashua Public Schools to drop off checks from the Montana Masonic Foundation- and boy, did they have a good time doing it. The Montana Masonic Foundatio...

  • Hinsdale Girls Win Jean Dreikosen, Boys Place Fifth

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    The Hinsdale girls track team won their own Jean Dreikosen Memorial Meet held in Glasgow April 20 with 128 team points. The Raiders established 14 new personal records and six season records at the meet. The boys team placed fifth with 40 points while setting four personal records and one season record. GIRLS CharLee McColly took fourth in the 100 meters out of 15 with a personal best 13.8. Addison Idler ran a 16.7, a season record, for ninth place. McColly placed third in the 200 meters with a...

  • Glasgow Competitors Of Montana High School Rodeo Association In Top Four

    For the Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    The Montana High School Rodeo Association has approximately 260 members spread out across the entire state. Contestants are competing at different locations across the state to earn points to qualify for the Farmers Union Insurance Montana State Rodeo Finals scheduled for June 3-8, 2024, at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell. Glasgow’s competitors are in the top four of the following events, as of April 12. All Around Cowgirl 1. Linden Schenk Joliet 2. Aspen Swenson Huntley 3. Brooke Billingsley Glasgow 4. Ella Begger Townsend Team R...

  • Scottie Boys Third, Girls Fifth at Sidney Invitational

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    The Glasgow boys track team scored 66 points at the Sidney Invitational to finish in third place, behind Williston, 95, and Dawson County, 78.5 points. The Scottie girls took fifth with 46.4 points to place behind Williston, 99; Scobey, 84; Custer County, 61.4, and Plentywood, 49.4 points. The boys set 19 personal bests and nine season records while the girls put up 13 new personal records and eight season records. BOYS Khye Gamas led the Scottie boys in the 100 meters, placing fourth out of 85, with a personal record time of 11.85. Kyler Whitm...

  • Scottie Softball Falls in Havre

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    The Scottie softball team fell 10-0 in six innings April 16 on the road against the Havre Blue Ponies. The host team put up two runs in the first, one in the third, scored three times in the fourth and fifth innings, and closed the game early with one run in the sixth. Glasgow was outhit 13-5 in the tilt with both teams committing two errors. Hayden Green had two hits for Glasgow while Macy Martin, CharLee McColly and Kelbi Wersal added one each. Brynlie Boreson took the loss in the pitcher’s circle, going four-and-one-third innings with six e...

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