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  • CASA Sows Change with Pinwheel Garden

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    The recent placement of dozens of pinwheels on the slope on the underpass has left some in the community curious. The blue and silver pinwheel is the symbol of child abuse prevention and were placed there in recognition of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, along with several communities across America planting pinwheel gardens to raise awareness. The display was put together by the local CASA Program placing a pinwheel for every child who was in foster care last year and one for ev... Full story

  • Two Rivers Organizes Community Spring Cleaning

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    Two Rivers Economic Growth has organized a community beautification project dubbed Valley County Clean Sweep. The event calls upon local businesses and citizens to aid in efforts to spring clean our communities in the county. T&R Trucking was tapped to aid in the removal of the rubbish plucked from around town at several marked drop-off points. Some of the highlighted areas around Glasgow include, the underpass, several city parks, 3rd Avenue South, and Skylark Road. You are also encouraged to work anywhere you would like to see cleaned up as w... Full story

  • Job Service to Close June 30

    James Walling, The Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    Representatives for the Montana Department of Labor & Industry confirmed Monday that the Job Service Glasgow office will be closing its doors due to lack of funding. The decision will take effect on June 30. Communications Director Jake Troyer told the Courier that the main cause of the cuts is a combination of significant reductions in federal workforce development funding since 2002 and restricted authorization from the Montana legislature to use existing agency funding to address budget shortfalls over the next biennium. Mayor Becky... Full story

  • Durham Nominated for Extraordinary Healer Award

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    To celebrate nurses, CURE Magazine created the Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing. Glasgow's Mona Amudson nominated Sally Durham (RN, FMDH), describing her as, "one of the best and most compassionate oncology nurses ever." The magazine asked readers to write an essay about an oncology nurse who went above and beyond to help them heal. The top essayists and their nurses are to be honored at a reception held in conjunction with the Oncology Nursing Society's annual congress.... Full story

  • Pioneer Museum Resumes Summer Schedule

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    The Pioneer Museum will be resuming their summer schedule on Monday, May 1. Museum staff is in spring cleaning mode at the facility this week in preparation for the additional traffic that is expected to come with the extended hours. The crew also welcomes those generous enough to donate their time and they are encouraged to come this Saturday as they plan to clean some of the larger exhibits and move things around. The museum's new addition is also anticipated to be open on a limited basis.... Full story

  • Gateway Club Closes Doors

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    The Gateway Club closed its doors on Sunday, April 23. According to former employees, the local landmark at the western end of the Fort Peck Dam was shut down, taking its status from temporarily closed to permanently shuttered. The iconic bar and restaurant has been through several starts and stops throughout the years. The current structure was recently built after a fire destroyed the previous building in October, 2011. Although the Gateway is currently closed, the business, dubbed “The Best Dam Bar by a Dam Site,” has bounced back from wor... Full story

  • 'Fore the Kids' Cup Announces Scholarship Opportunity

    Jennifer Jackson, For the Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    The 2nd Annual Fore the Kids Cup Golf Tournament is scheduled to be held Sunday, July 23, at the Sunnyside Golf Course in Glasgow. The sole purpose of the tournament, which was first held in September of 2016, is to raise funds for a scholarship. The first tournament was a huge success due to the generosity of our local community and tournament participants. Because of that generosity, there is a greater chance that multiple scholarships will be awarded at this year’s tournament. The application is simple and has only requirement – that the... Full story

  • Ag Innovations

    Bruce Tuvedt, Interpreting Innovation|Apr 26, 2017

    We rely on innovation to change our lives, but we tend to think about what it means for phones or the Internet, not farmland. Just as we rely on innovation to help us meet our future needs, we should also look towards innovation to help our agricultural communities keep up with changing demands. Historically, we have prevented issues such as potato blight, increased the nutritional value of rice and other grains, and met consumers’ constantly evolving needs through the use of science and innovation. As we face new challenges in feeding the w...

  • Quist on Public Lands

    Rob Quist, Political Opinion|Apr 26, 2017

    Growing up in Cut Bank, one of the most important life-changing memories from my youth was my time in a Boy Scout Troop led by an incredible Scoutmaster, my Uncle Bob Anderson. We would take 100-mile trips up in the mountains and this is where I came to love Montana’s wild and beautiful wide open spaces. Our outdoor way of life is what makes Montanans who we are. It doesn’t matter if you’re from the Eastern or Western side of the state and it doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or Libertarian--this is a common va...

  • EPA Commentary

    Anne Millbrooke, Managing Management|Apr 26, 2017

    The Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” That is a misguided effort if there ever was one. With pipelines leaking, tires burning, polluted waste being dumped into wetlands, plastics floating in our waters, fracking causing earthquakes, obsolete coal-fired plants releasing pollution into the air, pollution increasing carbon in the atmosphere, and global temperatures rising, the EPA’s resources should be directed at more research, more...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Apr 26, 2017

    THURSDAY – APRIL 27 1-6 p.m. - Opheim Blood Drive at the Ambulance Barn on Main Street in Opheim. 2-4 p.m. - Career Fair at the Glasgow High School. If you or your business would like to be involved, contact Amy Capdeville at 228-2485 or e-mail at [email protected]. 7-9 p.m. - Senior Prom at the Senior Citizens’ Center, Glasgow. $5 per couple, $3 for singles. Open to all seniors. Members please bring finger foods to share. FRIDAY – APRIL 28 7 p.m. - Ecumenical Worship Service at the St. Marie Town Hall meeting room. Quest... Full story

  • Ethel May Wall

    Apr 26, 2017

    Ethel May (Conatser) Wall went peacefully to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, April 17, 2017, two days before her 95th birthday at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont., where she was born and raised. She was introduced to her Lord with the help of Bythe McClain serving with the American Sunday School Union. As a result, she was active with Sunday School and daily Vacation Bible School for many years. Later on, she and Bert were involved with Beacon Bible Camp as cook and manager for... Full story

  • Gertrude Eliason

    Apr 26, 2017

    Gertrude (Stolen) Eliason, 86, of Opheim, Mont., passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Billings, Mont. A Memorial Service will be held at Bell Mortuary at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, followed by lunch at the VFW Post in Glasgow. She was born in Glasgow on May 24, 1930, the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Stolen. She went to a country school close to Glentana when she was in grade school and attended high school in Opheim. She married Glenn Eliason on Feb. 15, 1958, and raised two... Full story

  • Sylvia Jean Haskett

    Apr 26, 2017

    Sylvia Jean (Loberg) Haskett, 73, of Snohomish, Wash., passed away Monday, March 13, 2017. At her request, no services will be held. She was born on April 23, 1943, to Melvin and Edna Loberg. She lived on the homestead with her grandparents, John and Fiina Loberg, in Hinsdale, and graduated from Hinsdale High School in the class of 1961. She was preceded in death by one son, Todd Haskett; one sister, Yvonne Stafford; and her parents. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Howard Haskett;... Full story

  • Memorial Service for Truels Jensen Jr.

    Apr 26, 2017

    The Jensen Family would like to announce a memorial service for Truels Jensen Jr. who passed away Dec 13, 2016. A committal service will be held at the Redstone Montana Cemetery on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Mark Taylor presiding. Please join us for refreshments and commemoration ceremony at the Redstone Community Hall following the service.... Full story

  • John Stanislaw

    Apr 26, 2017

    John Stanislaw of Florence, Mont., formerly of Glasgow, passed away quietly at the age of 72 on Sunday, April 23, 2017 after a long battle with arterial artery disease.... Full story

  • Scotties Achieve 39 Personal Bests in Sidney

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    The Scottie track team traveled to Sidney April 22 for one of their largest meets of the season. With hundreds of athletes representing several teams, it was a long day of competition. Other area teams competing at the meet were the Hinsdale Raiders, the Frazer Bearcubs and the Nashua Porcupines. It was definitely a day for Glasgow's distance runners. In three races, seven Scotties improved their personal best times for a combined 152 seconds. Wilson Overby had the biggest jump, according to... Full story

  • Scotties Refuse to Lose, Extend Record to 11-0

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    The Lady Scotties are on a roll. With senior Tyra Johnson as the team's ace pitcher and a lineup filled with hot bats, they appear to be unbeatable. Glasgow 17, Sidney 0 The team traveled to Sidney for one game April 18, and blanked the class A Lady Eagles with a 15-run rule victory after four innings. At the plate, the Lady Scotties had 17 runs off 16 hits. In comparison, the Lady Eagles managed just two hits that produced zero runs. Johnson pitched the first three innings, then turned the... Full story

  • Scotties Play Wolf Point Greens

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Apr 26, 2017

    The Scottie golfers hit the greens in Wolf Point for the Poplar Invitational April 18, then returned April 21 for the Wolf Point Invitational. The boys improved their placing from second-place to first-place with the extra days of practice, while the girls maintained their placing of second place for both meets. Scottie sophomore Blaine Myrick is emerging as a strong leader for the boys this season, shooting a 92 at the Poplar meet for seventh place overall, followed by an 87 at the Wolf Point... Full story

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