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  • Voters Favor School Levies

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 6, 2015

    Absentee ballots came in early on during this school election. Four districts in Valley County held open the polls on Tuesday, May 5 and the results are in from Frazer, Opheim, Hinsdale and Glasgow. GLASGOW Voters were able to voice their decision on the highly debated name of Irle Elementary School, or choose to give a more generalized name of Glasgow Elementary to the new building that will be completed by the beginning of the school year. Voters decided Irle Elementary would remain 759-441. Three school board trustees were up for election as... Full story

  • Students Gaining Real World Knowledge

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 6, 2015

    Highway Patrolman Mitchell Willett speaks to a group of students at the Glasgow High School Career Fair that took place on Wednesday, April 29. Students from Glasgow and Opheim, grades 7-12, were able to visit several different business and agency representatives on career ranging from law enforcement to medical. Most tables offered an activity for students to get some hands on experience. Prairie Ridge offered kids a chance to work on a few maintenence projects, while the highway patrol had a...

  • Bison Bill Gets The Boot, APR Requests Change In Grazing

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 6, 2015

    After a lot of work on a bill that passed both through the Montana Senate and House, Sen. John Brenden-R was disappointed yesterday as his bill SB 284 was vetoed. The bill would allow county commissioners to approve the relocation of wild bison and allow them to ask for conditions if they saw a need. The bill passed in the the house and senate by the end of March with some amendments. It went up for the vote again in April and passed both the house (59-40) and senate (32-18). The governor made...

  • Glasgow Fire Department Seeks Funding For New Truck

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 6, 2015

    A new roof, maybe a new truck and a round of new rumors. The Glasgow Fire Department (GFD) has been a part of city council discussion in the last few meetings. During the Monday, April 20 meeting several members from the fire department showed up to discuss issues that came up during a recent house fire. In the most Monday, May 6 meeting Glasgow Fire Department Chief Brandon Brunelle presented to the city council what the change in ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating might mean to the city...

  • FMDH Named Top 100

    The Courier|May 6, 2015

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital was recently named one of the iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. “FMDH is proud of the efforts of its staff as a whole and their contributions to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Randy Holom, CEO of FMDH. FMDH scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEXTM. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of US acute care hospitals, and the only one to include the country’s 1,300 CAHs. The results recognize that...

  • Something Old, Something New

    James Walling, Courier Editorial|May 6, 2015

    At the time of writing, I'm on day four as your new managing editor. I'm happy to be here. Our outgoing editor Bonnie Davidson (she prefers "reporter") has done an extraordinary job along with the rest of the staff of covering controversial subjects and issues that are important to this community and the region. I'll pick up where Davidson leaves off and continue the many rich veins of reporting that she has spearheaded during her two years on the job. If the April 4 city council meeting was... Full story

  • Packing Bags Made Easy

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just A Thought|May 6, 2015

    Up until November of 2005, the only trips I’d taken were to southeast Iowa to my birthplace to visit my brother, nieces and nephews, and some lifelong friends. Over the last eight years or so, I’ve been able to take some long desired trips. For instance, I was fortunate in getting to spend three weeks with a friend who lives a few miles from London, England. With each journey, I’ve learned many little tricks to packing. An example. If you are visiting family and friends who live in or near large towns, you don’t need to pack half your closet of...

  • Getting Your Brains Back

    Bonnie Davidson, Bonnie & Box Of Chocolates|May 6, 2015

    One of the best pieces of advice I've ever heard came from our very own Terry Trang from the Courier. "You don't have any brains," she said. We have discussed kids many times. I've truly enjoyed being a step mom to three wonderful kids, who of course know how to push things to the limits, but who also accepted me as one of the clan quite quickly. As we begin to face the pre-teen years, I've realized that I apparently know nothing. Adults just don't understand and of course my kids know how to do everything better. It makes me flash back to my...

  • Incrementally Incremental

    May 6, 2015

    I remember back in the very early 1600’s when this group of white folks calling themselves the Pilgrims landed on the shores of my country. See, I was an American Indian back then and the story I’m about to relate is quite incredible and factual, I might add. When the white folks first arrived we welcomed them, at first cautiously and later as friends and equals. They had their ways and we had ours. We shared feasts together. Some of their single men wedded some of our maidens. But after awhile the white folks wanted to “buy” some of our pri...

  • Luise Hanson

    May 6, 2015

    Luise (Niemann) Hanson, 95, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, after a short illness. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at the Saco Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place. She was born March 12, 1920, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Dr. Arthur and Nancy Niemann. She graduated from high school there and attended college at Lawrence University, completing a history and political science degree. She then attended Duke University in North Carolina and finished her law...

  • Conrad R. Tvedt

    May 6, 2015

    Conrad Rastad Tvedt, 91, met his Lord and Savior face to face on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz. It was a day he had been preparing for his whole life. He was born on Dec. 5, 1923, to Lars and Selma Tvedt in Mitchell, S.D. He attended South Dakota State University before enlisting in the Army Air Corps where he graduated as a pilot and served as a flight instructor of West Point Cadets. He later retired as an Air Force Reserve Major. He married his beloved wife, Patricia (Vaughn), on...

  • Derek Leckie

    May 6, 2015

    Graveside services for Derek Leckie will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 9, at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow....

  • Ralph Nelson

    May 6, 2015

    Ralph Nelson passed away in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 22, 2015 from natural causes. A memorial service will be held in July in Glasgow....

  • Top Ten Show First Class Sportsmanship

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|May 6, 2015

    It was a beautiful evening for a track meet. On Tuesday, Glasgow hosted the annual "Top Ten" track meet. The top ten meet was started in 1983 by Bob Farrell, Mark Yoakam and Norm Girard. Athletes qualify just by being in the top ten in their events based on the overall results in Eastern Montana. Tim Phillips, head coach for the Glasgow Scotties, explained that they want the kids to do their individual best so they don't typically have them compete in everything they qualify for. This means...

  • Softball Team Headed To Conference 4-1

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|May 6, 2015

    The Glasgow softball team put two more Ws under its belt last week and is entering the Glasgow Softball Slam this weekend as the No. 2 team to beat, just one game back behind No. 1 Conrad. The first win came from defeating Glendive on the Red Devils' diamond, 9-6, on Tuesday, April 28. Jumping up to a 4-0 lead in the second innings, the Scottie girls maintained a 3-run lead for the rest of the game to earn this non-conference win. The Scotties are 2-0 against class A Glendive this season. Of...

  • Wolf Point Track Meet Primes Athletes For District Next Weekend

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|May 6, 2015

    The second track meet of the week for the Scotties was held in Wolf Point Saturday. Coach Tim Phillips decided not to run the kids in all events, keeping the meet low-key for the day, but it was a good time for the team to gain some experience on the track at Wolf Point because the District meet will be held there on Saturday – one week later. There was a computer system malfunction, so no results could be counted for state qualifying times – although there were a number of personal bests thr...

  • Turning Heads, Reds Start Swinging

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|May 6, 2015

    Baseball diamonds come alive in the spring time in Glasgow. The Cal Ripken League opened their season in late April; the softball girls traded winter caps for helmets as soon as the ground thawed. A rare warm and dry spring has primed the area youth for another promising summer sports season in Northeast Montana.  The Glasgow Reds baseball players started their practice on April 1. Spring training comes with a large amount of soil, grass, water and facility works-by volunteers-to get the f...

  • Girls Golfers Headed To State May 12

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|May 6, 2015

    Scottie girl golfers achieved their goal at the divisional meet held in Wolf Point on Monday. “Our goal was not to be the fourth place team, so we achieved that,” Coach Dave Riggin said. All five girls on the team qualified for state - Lauren Runningen with a score of 149, Heidi Moon with 139, Amy Nelson with 122, Tamrah Pewitt with 108, and Makkell Baillargeon leading the girls with a score of 103. The team score for the girls was 472 – out-scoring Cut Bank by 16 points to secure third place and some hardware for GHS. Riggin explained that...

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  • Calendar of Upcoming Events In Our Area

    May 6, 2015

    WEDNESDAY – MAY 6 6 p.m. - A DC Trip meeting at GHS in room #4. It is not too late to sign up for the 2015-16 trip to DC. 6-8 p.m. - Free Skywarn Weather Spotter Class will be held at the Senior Citizen Center in Nashua. The National Weather Service in Glasgow will cover weather safety, ways of getting weather information, and how thunderstorms form. No RSVP is needed. For those who can not attend in person, there is also an online class. There are two online modules, and you can select the option to have your information sent to the NWS a... Full story