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  • Zinke and "American Sniper" Author Visit Glasgow

    James Walling, The Courier|May 13, 2015

    Congressman Ryan Zinke of Whitefish stopped into Glasgow for a visit with local and regional media, concerned citizens, supporters and schoolkids Thursday, May 7. His message was clear: "I am for local control," he explained generally, in quiet conversation with attendees at Farm Equipment and Sales. Our sole at-large congressional representative, Zinke has made his allegiances plain in the past. He describes himself as, "a Republican," but qualifies the statement by adding that he is "a...

  • Fort Peck Theater Prepping for Opening Curtain in 2015 Season

    For The Courier|May 13, 2015

    The Fort Peck Summer Theatre (FPST), now celebrating its 46th Season, is anxiously prepping for the 2015 Season, featuring popular, in-demand titles and some of the theater’s most frequently requested musicals. Under the leadership of returning Artistic Director Andy Meyers, this season promises five great shows with something for the entire family: “Always ... Patsy Cline,” “One Man Two Guvnors,” “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Disney’s Tarzan” and “Steel Magnolias.” The annual DAM Cabaret will be performed on July 1, and FPST proudl...

  • Local Author Embraces Life as Expat, Pens Mysteries from Home in Mexico

    James Walling, The Courier|May 13, 2015

    Montana native BilliJo Doll has lived a rich, alternately painful and poignantly interesting life. Mystery, science-fiction, and other variations aside, she has written about her past with honesty and insight. Her 2011 memoir, YeeHaw! Hang On for the Ride: a celebration of life and love, is both forthright and sensitive to the real-life characters who appear in her personal narrative. It's quite a story. And based on true events, as the saying goes. Hers is a story of chronic pain, deep local ro...

  • Jurisdiction Changes Affect Tribal Victims of Domestic Violence

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 13, 2015

    A change made on the Fort Peck Reservation will help enable tribal officers and county officers to be cross deputized in instances of domestic violence that are committed by non-Indians on the reservation. Prior to the changes, it was difficult for tribal law enforcement to investigate and prosecute domestic violence crimes by non-tribal citizens that lived or worked on the Fort Peck Reservation. Rene Martell, a tribal attorney on the reservation explained that the tribes started looking for solutions a few years back. They passed a domestic ab...

  • New Executive Takes the Chair at Mental Health

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 13, 2015

    Would you stop in for a routine check up for your mental health? Jim Novelli is a firm believer that mental health needs more attention and that Eastern Montana has many challenges because of it’s size and the diverse needs. Novelli is the new Chief Executive Officer for Eastern Montana Mental Health Community Center. He said that figuring out how to get the right services into the right places and how to maintain services, with finding potential to increase services in the areas it’s needed, will be a focus. He started working in February and...

  • Movie Reviews, Clean Copy and Civil Discourse

    James Walling, Courier Editorial|May 13, 2015

    A good chunk of my professional background is in film criticism—I have served as a staff critic at home and internationally—but I actually have something better for you in the way of movie reviews. D.K. Holm is a Portland-based film critic and author with the kind of regional respect afforded to old journalistic veterans. His work as a film critic, commentator, and reporter has appeared most notably in Willamette Week and other regional publications in the Pacific Northwest, as well as online, and on the radio. His published works include boo...

  • Immigrant Contributions, Mutual Respect

    Lih-An Yang, Staff Voices|May 13, 2015

    Mr. Vaupel has once again chosen to attack a general group of people in the U.S. Since he did not name any specific individuals in his opinion column (Incrementally Incremental, May 6, 2015), he probably figured that he did not need to be accountable for his words. Mr. Vaupel opened his column with a dreamy first-person narrative, a Native American Indian story-telling the early encounter between the whites and Indians. Like some bad novels, the narrator dies so that the story could shift to a different voice. The occupation of this land by...

  • Mental Health Matters

    Jim Novelli--Eastern MT Mental Health Comm. Center, Guest Column|May 13, 2015

    May is mental health month and Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center is raising awareness of the important role mental health plays in our lives by encouraging members of the community to learn more about their own mental health and to take action immediately if they are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness. While one in five Americans live with a mental disorder, estimates indicate that nearly two-thirds of all people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment, especially people from diverse communities. Lack of...

  • Letters To The Editor

    Annie Tillery Waldow|May 13, 2015

    Dear Editor, The week of May 4-8 is Head Start Teacher Appreciation Week. So many Head Start children have succeeded in life due in part to the hard work of dedicated and loving teachers and assistants. Head Start teachers are dedicated professionals who don't often get the recognition and the kudos they deserve. The Glasgow and Malta Head Start teachers work hard and take their work seriously: often putting in extra time and care to make learning developmentally appropriate and enjoyable for their students. They take every opportunity to help...

  • I've Been Diggin' Up Stones

    Virgil Vaupel, Thanks For Listening|May 13, 2015

    Here’s a little story about farming. First, though I have to tell you... I am not a farmer. I’m just someone who drives a large tractor pulling some very large equipment around some very big parcels of farm ground. I got this job with the help of a sign around my neck that read “Recently released from Warm Springs. Will Work For Food.” See, this one guy has 1,600-plus-acres - he wants to put into CRP and it has to be seeded with a five seed mix of native grasses. I went up there and took the grand tour and after viewing the ground in questio...

  • Arnetta 'Pete' Braaten

    May 13, 2015

    Arnetta "Pete" (Fullerton) Braaten, 82, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point. Inurnment will be held Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. She was born on Nov. 3, 1932, in Glasgow, to Herbert and Elizabeth (Jenson) Fullerton. She was one of 14 kids on the family farm southeast of Glasgow. She attended West Galpin for grades 1-6, and then graduated from Glasgow High School in 1949. She married Norris Clayton...

  • Robert V. 'Bud' Potter

    May 13, 2015

    On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the angels came and tucked our sweet little Bud into their pocket, and his long-awaited journey was complete as he was once again reunited with his beloved Bea. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Glasgow, with burial to follow in Highland Cemetery. How does one condense 94 years of life, but we will provide a short synopsis and look forward to visiting in person about any stories you may wish to share. Robert V....

  • Betty Nell Montgomery

    May 13, 2015

    Betty Nell Montgomery, 87, a resident of Prescott, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Granite Gate Senior Living Facility in Prescott. She was born on May 12, 1927, in Glasgow. She was raised in a family consisting of eight children on a wheat and dairy farm outside of Glasgow, of which her parents homesteaded in the early years of the 1900s. Her father, Iver, had immigrated from Norway in 1902. She always held dear her vast and enormous pride in her Norwegian and...

  • Terry Lee Mercer

    May 13, 2015

    Terry Lee Mercer, 65, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Houston, Texas, surrounded by family and friends after nearly a 15-year battle with cancer. A celebration of his life is planned for Thursday, July 2, at Stoughie's Terrace in Hinsdale. He was born Sept. 18, 1949, to George "Sam" and Marlys (McElvain) Mercer in Glasgow. He attended schools in Hinsdale, graduating in 1967. He met and married Freda Bustos in November 1970. They moved to Valley County, where he went to work for the...

  • Emy Lorraine Beardsley

    May 13, 2015

    Emy Lorraine (Nordstrom) Beardsley, 88, passed from this life into eternity on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Morningside Assisted Living facility in Cookeville, Tenn. As per her wishes, she will be interred at the Chattanooga Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tenn., with her husband, Albert. A celebration of life service will be scheduled at a later time. She was one of nine children born to John Albin and Nellie Matilda (Peterson) Nordstrom, both of Swedish heritage. She graduated from Bismarck High School in North Dakota in 1944. She married Albert...

  • Glasgow Courier Back At the Rundle Building

    May 13, 2015

    A blast from the past from Courierland. This photo was taken when the Glasgow Courier still sat in the Rundle Building basement. Starting from the left is an unknown, Joe Martincoski, Emerald Lee, Bill Washburn, Cy Helland, Ashton Moore, T.J. Hocking (the original owner), Ellsworth Amundson, Sam Gilluly, Dick Schneider, Mercedes Hanson (Mrs. Robert Mandigo) and Helen Nilson (Mrs. Lewis Archambeault).... Full story

  • Track Takes District By Storm

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|May 13, 2015

    They showed up, they gave it their all and they walked away with respect and titles. Glasgow boys and girls dominated at the district track meet held in Wolf Point on Saturday, with both teams bringing home the title of district champs. Forty-three new personal records were accomplished, and the list of state qualifiers grew by three – girls 1600-meter relay, Chase Fossum in the 400-meter, and Luke Breigenzer in the 110-meter hurdles. The boys claimed the top spot - beating Wolf Point by 122 p...

  • Reds Pick Up First Win, Moms Treated To Pitching Dual

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|May 13, 2015

    It's the season of sunflower seeds, hot dogs, and sunscreen. The Glasgow Reds traveled to Havre on Sunday, May 10 to open their season with some Mother's Day baseball. After a small ceremony to celebrate the mothers in attendance, the double header showcased the younger players from both sides in the first game. Reds B Kasey Seyfert started on the mound, followed by Brayden Jackson and the closer, Hunter Losleben. There was good rotation of players, with the whole roster getting some game time....

  • Scotties Softball Enters Divisional as Strong Second Seed

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|May 13, 2015

    The Glasgow Scottie softball team knows how to battle. Coming from behind to beat two tough opponents last weekend-including going to the extra inning-has the girls feeling confident as they enter the Eastern B-C Divisional Tournament in Conrad, May 15-16. "These girls dig deep and work hard. Six times this season we've had comeback wins. Our team gets along well, they stay positive and cheer each other on. They work really hard and I am proud of these girls," said head coach Mark Falcon. At the...

  • Box Elder Creek Sampling Finished

    Marc Kloker, For The Courier|May 13, 2015

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and community volunteers recently sampled Box Elder Creek Reservoir (Bolster Dam) on the outskirts of Plentywood as part of their continued commitment to the fisheries in the Plentywood area. The sampling identified many interesting findings, and a few concerns as well. Region 6 fisheries biologists Tyler Haddix and Dave Fuller met with Plentywood community volunteers on the evening of April 14. Together, they set gill and trap nets, and also used electrofishing te...

  • Boosters Sponsor All-Sports Banquet

    For The Courier|May 13, 2015

    The Scottie Booster Club All-Sports Banquet is returning. This year’s banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at the St. Raphael’s Parish Center Gymnasium. The banquet will include a free meal sponsored by the Scottie Booster Club, the awards presentation, and a keynote speaker presentation by Jeff Graham of Belt High School. All 2014-15 participating high school student athletes are invited to attend. All athletes must RSVP and pickup up their ticket at the Glasgow High School office by Friday May 15. Each student athlete will rec...

  • May 13, 2015

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  • Calendar of Upcoming Events In Our Area

    May 13, 2015

    WEDBESDAY – MAY 13 6-9 p.m. - FWP Open House meeting to provide information on the 2016-2019 fishing regulations to be held in the meeting room at the Glasgow Job Service, 74 4th Street N. More info, call Region 6 Headquarters at 406-228-3700. THURSDAY – MAY 14 Deadline to register for FMDH and Billings Clinic LifeStyle Balance Telehealth program on June 3 for the prevention and treatment of diabetes using telehealth technology by contaqcting Mary Christianson or Julie Lawson at 228-3500. Cost is $50. 1 p.m. - Malta Irrigation District's reg... Full story

  • May 13, 2015

    The Courier Salutes All 2015 Graduates From Valley County High Schools!...  Website

  • Governor Steve Bullock Signs Bill Making Scobey Soil Official State Soil of Montana

    For The Courier|May 13, 2015

    Governor Steve Bullock was joined by Sen. J.P. Pomnichowski, former Governor and soil scientist Brian Schweitzer, and students from Longfellow Elementary School, as he hosted a ceremonial signing of SB 176, making the Scobey Soil the official state soil of Montana. The bill was brought forward at the request of the students, and carried by Pomnichowski. “Today we’re not only making the Scobey Soil the official state soil of Montana, we’re also showing these students that if they can make an impact on their state and community, regardless of ho... Full story