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Articles from the April 29, 2020 edition

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Gov. Moves to Lift COVID Measures

After weeks of social distancing guidelines, stay-at-home orders, quarantines and business, bar and restaurant closures, Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced on April 14 that the state will begin... Full story


Schools To Finish Year Online

Governor Bullock announced a phased reopening plan on April 22 in order to provide Montanans with the ability to return to a little bit of normalcy. The plan included schools having the option to return to in-classroom teaching beginning May 7 while... Full story


Census Canvas On Hold Due To COVID

During the month of March, Valley County residents started to receive invitations to respond to the 2020 Census. Residents with physical mailing address were sent a paper questionnaire with a unique identification number followed up with an...


Sprucing Up the Place

Two Rivers Economic Growth's fourth annual Community Clean Up Day was held April 22, and locals took advantage of the chance to get out of their homes to beautify the area. "We had more participation...


Rimrock and EMCMHC Expand Services

Rimrock, located in Billings, and Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center (EMCMHC) have announced an expansion of their services in eastern Montana. The two organizations will be offering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) as an option for...


Knudsen Closes Access To Veterans' Park

Dear Editor, In the April 2, 2020, Community News (a Roosevelt County publication) Austin Knudsen, one of the two Republican candidates for Attorney General, gave some advice on dealing with the...


Small Business Administration Delivers Support to Rural America

Dear Editor, The devastating impact of COVID-19 has tested the will of millions of agricultural businesses and farms throughout rural communities all over our nation, but help is on the way. Congress...


Advocating For Fort Peck and Eastern Montana

Dear Editor, Since the spillway at Fort Peck graced the first cover of Life Magazine, Fort Peck Dam and lake have been the crown jewel of Northeast Montana. Most of us that have been around the area...


A Responsible Path To Reopening

Over the past several weeks, Montanans have faced unprecedented challenges. Our way of life has changed rapidly. Like every corner of our country, our once thriving economy is ailing. We’ve lost family members and friends. As we have aggressively m...


The Art Of Ironing

When I DO get an article to the Courier it is written on a Monday. Being a senior citizen, and set in my ways, this is also my laundry day. Tuesdays are not necessarily my day for ironing, however I do still think that I need to iron my pillowcases...


Calendar Of Adjusted Or Canceled Events In The Area

As of press time, the following events have been canceled, postponed or adjusted: Since the Governor has lifted the stay-at-home orders, the Valley County Rifle Pistol Club will resume its matches beginning with the Schuetzen & Vintage Military... Full story


Valley County Openings Under Phase 1

The Valley County Courthouse will be open however conducting business by phone or mail when appropriate is greatly appreciated. The Valley County Health Department is operating by appointment only. The Senior Citizen Center will remain closed until... Full story


Turn In School Election Ballots By May 5

School election ballots for Frazer and Glasgow must be turned in by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. There is still time to place your ballot in the mail for it to arrive at the courthouse by this date. The school elections are mail-ballot elections so... Full story


James Robert Koessl

James Robert Koessl, 74, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 18, 2020, with his loving wife Laurie at his side. There will be a celebration of Jim's life that will be announced at a... Full story


George Ivan Zavalney

George Ivan Zavalney, 77, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020. Celebration of Life will be at a later date. He was born in Glasgow, Mont., on Dec. 4, 1942. He was raised along with his two brothers... Full story


Floyd 'Sonny' Carlyle Nelson, Jr.

Floyd "Sonny" Nelson, Jr., a lifelong rancher from the Tampico/Glasgow, Mont., area, died of natural causes at his home the evening of Saturday, April 25, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was 85 yea... Full story


Franklin B. Powell Services

Franklin B. Powell, 87, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Valley View Home, in Glasgow, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Bell Mortuary. Graveside services... Full story


Tidying Up

For years I have ignored Dennis' many farming magazines and newsletters. I have separated the pages of the newsprint ones to use the sheets to line the garbage cans and for washing windows. Newsprint...


America's Past Time Eager for America's Reopening

Perhaps one aspect of life Americans have been missing most during the sweep of the coronavirus across the country and the resulting shelter in place orders has been sports. Athletics, professional...


Glasgow Schools Pass Levy, End Five-Year Drought

The residents of the Glasgow School District delivered a decisive victory to its students, teachers, staff and administration in the vote for the school’s general operating levy on May 5. With a vote margin of 214 votes, the district’s levy...


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