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  • Special Olympics Torch Run

    May 3, 2023

    The Area Special Olympics will be held this Thursday, May 4, at the Glasgow High School track. The games will begin at 9:30 a.m. The State Summer Games will be held in Bozeman May 17-19....

  • Sheriff Boyer Attends National Sheriff's Institute Jail Administration Course

    For the Courier|May 3, 2023

    During the week of April 17-21, 2023, Sheriff Tom Boyer was invited, through a collaboration with the National Sheriff's Institute, Small and Rural Law Enforcement Executive Association, and the National Institute of Corrections, to attend the National Sheriff's Institute Jail Administration Course. The course was held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. The collaboration between these agencies allowed for the sheriff's attendance without cost. Twenty-three sheriffs from across the United...

  • Dr. Gabel Joins General Surgeon Team At FMDH

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 3, 2023

    Dr. Kelly Gabel, DO, is the newest general surgeon at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, joining Kevin Cahill, MD, and Jahanara Graf, MD, FACS, to the general surgery team. This newest addition to the hospital provides the area with 24 hours, seven days a week general surgery services. Dr. Gabel is familiar with rural healthcare as this area of medical care is all that he knows. He was born and raised in a small town in northwest Kansas with a population of about 1,300 people and the entire...

  • Night Of Hope Raises Funds For HOPE Project

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 3, 2023

    Valley County HOPE (Helping Others Pay Expenses) Project hosted their Night of Hope on April 28, at St. Raphael's Church in Glasgow. Approximately 65 people sampled food from all over the world but cooked from local chefs. Food options included Pakistan, cooked by Zak, Lindsey and Sheila Peterson, Filipino, cooked by Phoebe Schaack and Rose Kolstad, Sri Lankan, cooked by Darlis Nordhagen, of North of Nowhere Farm, Italian and Cajun, cooked by Judy Hagenau and family, German, cooked by Cindy...

  • Glasgow's Breigenzer: Preserving Forests As A Woodsman And Scientist

    For the Courier|May 3, 2023

    Peter Breigenzer, of Glasgow, Mont., fell in love with forestry while working in the woods with multiple crews over the past several years. When he decided to attend graduate school, he searched for a program that would marry his passion for outdoor work and research, and teach him how to sustainably manage forests. Now more than 2,000 miles from home, Breigenzer is enhancing his knowledge and conducting biophysical and social science research to help scientists, foresters and landowners protect...

  • The BLM's Proposed Rule To End Ranching On Federal Grazing District Allotments

    May 3, 2023

    Dear Editor, The liberal Biden administration is, apparently, dropping the other shoe for the Montana federal grazing district ranchers. The first shoe dropped in 2014 when the federal solicitors argued in front of the Montana Water Court's Water Master that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had built the reservoirs and pits on the federal allotments therefore they owned the water and our cows were their beneficial use. Why the Montana Water Master agreed with them when he had to know they wer...

  • Tester Blocks Biden's Amtrak Nominees - Fights for Rural America's Seat at the Table

    For the Courier|May 3, 2023

    As a part of his continued fight to strengthen rural America, U.S. Senator Jon Tester formally blocked President Biden’s nominees to serve as members of the Amtrak Board of Directors – five of whom are from Northeast Corridor states, violating provisions secured by Tester to ensure full geographic representation and firsthand knowledge of long-distance routes on the Amtrak Board through his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. None of the six nominees are from Western states. “It is important that people in places like... Full story

  • Flooding

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|May 3, 2023

    Remembering a few floods of the past. I have a picture of my Dad’s family sitting on their porch overhang outside a window of the second floor of their house located on 3rd Ave. So. He would tell me how the milk cows were moved (maybe to Markles Transfer) and they managed to house the calves in the loft of the barn. This house and barn are still located on 3rd Ave. This was before the dike was built so you can maybe imagine the water that flowed into town....

  • Governor Gianforte Increases Public Access With Block Management Reforms

    For the Courier|May 3, 2023

    At the Sieben Ranch Block Management Area, Governor Greg Gianforte signed a bill on April 25, to double the payment cap for landowners increasing public access through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Block Management Program. “Thanks to generous landowners like the Baucus family participating in Block Management, Montanans have access to millions of acres of private land to hunt,” Gov. Gianforte said. “Today, we’re investing in the success of this program for years to come for the benefit of hunters and landowners.” The Block...

  • DPHHS To Provide Legal Document Clinics April Through July

    For the Courier|ERROR

    The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced its annual Kelly Moorse Memorial Legal Document Clinic schedule for 2023 which will include stops in Columbus, Dillon, Havre, Poplar, and Glasgow. The clinics are provided by the DPHHS Legal Services Developer Program, and will make a stop at the Glasgow Senior Center, 328 4th Ave. S., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 20. “This is a free service DPHHS provides to Montanans in need of preparing legal documents,” said DPHHS Legal Services Developer Program Director Katy Lovell.... Full story

  • Opheim School Gym Closed May 6 & 7 To Public

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    Opheim is hosting a basketball camp so the gym and weight room will be closed to the public all day, the weekend of May 6 and 7. If you have any questions contact the Opheim School Superintendent at [email protected] or 406-762-3213.... Full story

  • Valley County Transit Board Meeting May 10

    For the Courier|ERROR

    The Valley County Transit Board will meet on Wednesday, May 10, 12:00 noon at the Valley County Transit office, 213 9th Street South. If you wish to participate by phone, call 571-748-4021 and enter pin 2672541#. Proposed changes to rates for rides out of Glasgow will be presented.... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    May 3, 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 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.... Full story

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

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    Veteran service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you. Service officers will be in Malta at the Malta City Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. They will then make their way to Glasgow on Friday, May 12, to be at the Glasgow VA Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Officers will visit nursing homes and assisted living centers by... Full story

  • Jon 'Jack' Hill

    May 3, 2023

    Jon, or "Jack" as most knew him, made his journey to Heaven Saturday, April 22, 2023, surrounded in his home by his family singing "Goin' Home". His body was tired, and he is now at peace. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 2 p.m., at the Nashua Cemetery on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Jack was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 10, 1938, to Viola Osterberg and her ex-husband Donald Duncanson. Viola later returned to her home in Valley County where she met Calvin D Hill, of... Full story

  • Wilmer Francis Zeller

    May 3, 2023

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Wilmer Francis Zeller, "Big Willie," on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at age 76. Willie was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather who lived a full and remarkable life. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Willie was born in Wolf Point, Mont., on March 31, 1947. He grew up in Wolf Point and graduated in 1965. He then went to college in Bozeman and Billings, Mont., where he attended school and enjoyed the nightlife.... Full story

  • LaVern John 'Buck' Amestoy Services

    May 3, 2023

    LaVern John ‘Buck’ Amestoy, age 89, of Helena, Mont., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 1 p.m., at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, Helena, Mont., with a reception to follow.... Full story

  • Lynelle Eck

    May 3, 2023

    Lynelle Eck passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, at her home in Beaverton, Ore., from natural causes. Lynelle Marie (Johnson) Eck was born in Glasgow, Mont., April 9, 1945. Parents were Gaid and Marie Johnson and she had one brother, Craig Johnson, and one sister, Anita Virts, and both are still living in Montana. Lynn graduated from Glasgow High School in May of 1963 and then graduated with an education degree from Eastern Montana College (now MSU-Billings) in June 1968. Right after... Full story

  • Hopa Mountain Accepting Applications For Scholars Of Promise Programs

    May 3, 2023

    Hopa Mountain invites rising Montana junior and senior high school students interested in applying to college, universities, or vocational programs to apply to one of two Scholars of Promise college preparation and continued support programs. Hopa Mountain’s Indigenous Scholars of Promise application is open to rising juniors and seniors, Native American or Latino high school students in Montana with a 3.0 GPA and above. The Scholars of Promise application is open to teens in foster care, homeless teens, teens in kinship care and former...

  • Shirley A. Fewer

    May 3, 2023

    Shirley A Fewer, 84, passed away during the early morning hours of Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Although her birth certificate said April 29, Mom always claimed that she was born on April 27, 1939, to Lloyd and Mary (Lemp) Tribby. She attended school in Dodson, Mont., graduating in 1957 at the head of her class. The Dodson School Superintendent always told her that she wasn't... Full story

  • Lorraine May Gundermann

    May 3, 2023

    Lorraine May Gundermann, age 95, of Glasgow, Mont., formally of Larslan, Mont., passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, in Billings, Mont. Burial will be at a later date. Lorraine was born July 11, 1927, on the farm north of Nashua, Mont., to John and Myrtle French. Lorraine and her siblings grew up during the depression and attended country school at the French School until boarding in Nashua for high school. Lorraine met Hubert Gundermann during high school, and they were wed Oct. 19, 1944. To... Full story

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|May 3, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of April 27, show 735 cattle sold. Cows and bulls steady to higher on good high yielding kind. Utility and commercial cows brought in $95 to $108.50; canner and cutter cows $82 to $95; young feeding/turnout cows $120 to $186. Bulls brought in $109 to $130.50; three-year-old cow/calf pairs $3,125; and six-seven year old cow/calf pairs $2,700. North Bench Angus Ranch held their Angus Bull Production Auction, hosted by the Doug and Jody Mason Family, out of Richland. A total of 37 bulls were sold wit...

  • Rotunda Roundup From Montana Farmers Union Legislative Update

    Rachel Prevost and Jasmine Krotkov, For the Courier|May 3, 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. Data collected from farmers should not be used against farmers. To that point, HJ 27 would create an interim committee to examine how ag data is being collected and how to protect farmers agricultural data property rights from commercial misuse. Ag...

  • USDA Montana Crop Progress Report - April 23

    USDA, For the Courier|May 3, 2023

    The past week brought colder temperatures and snowfall to many areas in the State of Montana, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the National Weather Service Forecast Office, temperatures ranged from 45 degrees to 22 degrees across the State, while there was 0.01 to 2.1 inches of precipitation observed in the State for the week ending April 23. Drought conditions improved slightly in areas experiencing moderate and severe drought. However, overall drought...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 3, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, May 1, 2013 A line had formed at the Clerk and Recorder's office before it opened on Monday. Becky Erickson said she got there at 20 minutes to eight to be the first person to file for the Glasgow mayor's race. Erickson has served at the Glasgow City Council for 18 years, as well as on the boards of many local and state organizations. She was soon joined in line by Melanie Sorensen, a city councilmen who had decided not to run for re-election but changed her mind when...

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