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  • Where's the Beef? It's Local

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 13, 2020

    While Valley County has not a single confirmed case of COVID-19, the local community is still feeling the effects of the global pandemic in other ways. The county went through the state-wide shelter-in-place directive ordered by Governor Steve Bullock and many local businesses shuttered their doors temporarily. Even before the directive, local grocery stores saw a surge of stockpiling, struggling to get and keep some items, such as toilet paper, on the shelves. Now another shortage is happening...

  • Glasgow School's Pass Levy, End Five-Year Drought

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|May 13, 2020

    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 passed with 1,049 voting yes and 835 voting no. Seventeen ballots were turned in where the voter did not vote one way or the other for the levy making the total number of ballots cast 1,901. It is the first time since 2015 that the voters in the district approved a general levy. Also on the ballot were two...

  • Ice Cream Truck Makes Comeback in Glasgow Community

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 13, 2020

    Children and families in Glasgow saw a new addition to their neighborhood last week, the Jump N Buck Ice Cream Truck driven by Kevin Taylor. Over 30 years since Taylor first had an ice cream truck with his brother, Shayne, Taylor is making a comeback to provide treats and smiles to the Glasgow community. "Most people remember the ice cream truck from when they were a kid, not realizing that it was also me then," laughed Taylor. Even though the previous ice cream truck still exists, there is a...

  • Glasgow City-County Library Serves The Community

    May 13, 2020

    Dear Editor, Growing up in metro-Detroit area, I am used to beautifully landscaped, three-story high libraries packed with books in any subject, as well as resources and programs that engaged families and helped to foster the love of reading in the community. That being said, in moving to Glasgow, it has been an adjustment for me in many areas to do life in a small community. However, in all my many high expectations for what a library should other, our own Glasgow Public Library has more than...

  • Supporting The Library Levy

    May 13, 2020

    Dear Editor, A five year 2-mill levy to help support Glasgow City-County Library is on the ballot. It was five years ago that this same levy passed by a nearly 3 to 2 margin- 1195 for and 873 against. We trust the levy will receive the same support, or better, during this election. What does our library offer? Here is condensed list: 1. Choose from 45,000 items, to include books, movies, audios, CD books and CD movies, large print books and more- available to loan with a free library card. 2....

  • Williams Addressing Communities

    May 13, 2020

    Dear Editor, I so regret that while all of us were sheltered in place, I wasn't able to visit every county in person during this primary election season. I am writing to share why I am running for governor. Montana is at a crossroads, facing an urgent set of new challenges: Health insurance companies and big pharma are taking advantage of Montana families, and politicians in Washington are sitting on the sidelines. Public education is under attack by those who want to take our hard-earned tax...

  • Comply With Tribal Governments To Prevent The Spread

    May 13, 2020

    Dear Editor, We, the below signed members of the State-Tribal Relations Committee, the Montana Legislature's liaison with tribal governments, write to encourage the public, residents and nonresidents alike, to comply with restrictions tribal governments adopt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Although public highways and gas stations remain open across reservations, some tribal governments restrict access to their communities through signage, check points, and road blocks to buffer vulnerable,...

  • Taking The Census

    May 13, 2020

    Dear Editor, Many of us are itching, probably more than ever, to experience all the great things that long summer days in Montana bring. One simple but critically important thing to do before heading out is to complete the Census. The number of individuals counted determines the amount of state funding allocated by the government. In Montana, for every person that's not counted, we stand to lose $20,000 per person over the next 10 years. That's funding for hospitals, schools, and...

  • Stone Is The Right Choice

    May 13, 2020

    Paid Political Content Joyce Stone is an excellent choice for Representative for House District 33. Joyce is fair, open-minded, and dedicated to her family, her job, and her community. I have known Joyce for many years and am so pleased that she is not only a good friend but my daughter-in-law. Joyce Stone is a smart, energetic individual that continues to pursue her education and personal development. She is an excellent nurse and understands the stress that Covid-19 has put on our medical... Full story

  • Glasgow City-County Public Library Reopening

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|May 13, 2020

    The Glasgow City-County Public Library is happy to announce our next phase in reopening. The library is now open inside and will continue to offer curbside services. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed on Saturdays. Patrons are asked to please use the book drop to return items or return items on the designated cart which will be set aside when entering the library. Please do not return items to the circ desk because they are being cleaned and quarantined before checking-in and re-shelving. Patrons are asked... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    May 13, 2020

    Summer hours for the Pioneer Museum through August are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. THURSDAY – MAY 14 3 p.m. - Valley County Transit Board meeting via conference call. If you wish to participate, call 571-748-4021 and enter pin 2672541#. 4 – 7 p.m. - Tote Pickup Filled with Essential Items at the Glasgow Fire Department Building, located at 3rd Street South for those affected by the COVID-19 emergency. 7 p.m. - 2019-20 Scottie All-Sports Banquet on Facebook Live. GHS head coaches and Athletic Director Flaten will present liv... Full story

  • Totes Filled With Essential Items Available May 14

    For the Courier|May 13, 2020

    There will be totes filled with essential items available for pick-up for anyone affected by the COVID-19 emergency such as seniors on fixed incomes, low-income families and anyone in need of such items on Thursday, May 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Glasgow Fire Department Building, located on 3rd Street South. The totes will have such items as laundry soap, dish soap, bleach, household cleaners, paper towels and hygiene products such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath soap as well as a first aid kit. Please stay in your... Full story

  • NWS Glasgow Hosting Ask The Meteorologist Talks

    For the Courier|May 13, 2020

    The National Weather Service in Glasgow has transitioned their free Skywarn weather spotter training course to online as a result of social distancing. The presentation can be viewed on Youtube at the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIT9kjI4aWw. This presentation is abbreviated, hitting all the high points that would be normally covered in the training course. The Weather Service will also be hosting three “Ask the Meteorologist” events on social media to answer any questions you may have. (Weather Permitting): Sunday, May 17, at 7 p.m... Full story

  • VFW Meeting on Thursday, May 14

    For the Courier|May 13, 2020

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars will have their meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at the VFW Hall in Glasgow. The meeting will address the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and will solidify plans for honoring veterans to include planting flags at the cemetery. All members are encouraged to attend, social distancing will be observed as well as sanitation guidelines.... Full story

  • Floyd "Sonny" Nelson Visitation

    May 13, 2020

    Floyd “Sonny” Nelson, Jr., 85, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, surrounded by his family. There will be an open viewing 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Friday, May 15. Family is planning a private burial and a funeral service at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.... Full story

  • Governor Bullock Announces Additional Phase One Guidelines

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 13, 2020

    On May 7, Governor Steve Bullock announced additional guidelines on Phase One reopening to include gyms and fitness studios, movie theaters and museums the option to reopen beginning May 15, provided they follow the strict guidelines regarding capacity, social distancing and sanitation requirements. Locally, Valley Cinemas is waiting on movie studios regarding the release of films before moving forward on opening plans. Further information will be supplied when available. The Children’s Museum of Northeast Montana is attempting a board m... Full story

  • Planting And Cooking

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|May 13, 2020

    Some planting has been done up north, both in the garden and out in the wheat fields. Dennis finished pre-working the many, many acres that will be seeded (and fertilized) this summer. He's now started up the air seeder. There was a slight delay between those two operations due to the .41" of rain last Friday. He says he'll be "self-isolated" in the tractor for the next two weeks. That leaves me with plenty of time to do my thing. Of course, I get interrupted regularly: he'll need my help to...

  • Victim Services Provides Information To Community

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 13, 2020

    Heather Henry, victim specialist for Glasgow and Valley County, performed community outreach May 2, along with some Glasgow police department officers. The crew teamed up with Valley Cinemas to give away small bags of popcorn to raise awareness of the services the Victim Services division offers. Henry, who also serves Sheridan, Daniels and Phillips counties, has been in her current position for eight months now, bringing to the position a history of behavioral health and a passion for the criminal justice and law enforcement field....

  • Chamber Moving Forward With Spring and Summer Events

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 13, 2020

    “Having our events outdoors helps,” Lisa Koski, executive director of the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, told the Courier about her organization’s plans to proceed this spring and summer as Montana moves toward reopening through stages. After more than a month of the Chamber’s calendar showing “Cancelled” in front of most every event, organizers are looking forward to hosting their annual Milk River Catfish Days Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, in conjunction with the 21st annual Milk River Catfish Classic, with the fi...

  • Roots Run Deep for Hinsdale Grads

    Peggy Cornwell as told to Roubie Younkin, For the Courier|May 13, 2020

    Small communities enjoy the comradely of shared history and traditions. They remain strong through ideals of generations of families sharing similar values, secrets, traditions, triumphs and tragedy. These communities are enhanced through the years as family trees branch with the introduction of spouses or business people. These "recruits" bring with them new ideas, their own traditions and create a dynamic society that grows and thrives. The Hinsdale High School Class of 2020 has only four...

  • Rising To The Next Level

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 13, 2020

    Glasgow High School senior Ali Cunningham has had quite a unique senior year. At the beginning of the school year she balanced practices and meets as a cross country runner in addition to cheer practices and cheering at football games as a Scottie cheerleader. She continued cheering during the winter sports season for basketball and then started to prepare for the track and field spring season before COVID-19 caused the cancellation of all spring sports. While balancing being involved in...

  • Flatens Snag First at Yellowstone Challenge

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|May 13, 2020

    Glasgow natives Brenner and Jason Flaten snatched the first-place prize at the 2020 Yellowstone Challenge Catfish Tournament this past weekend. The tournament, which was founded by one of this year's champions, Jason Flaten, in 2007, takes place along the Yellowstone and is headquartered at Cowboys Bar in Huntley, Mont. This year 51 boats took over the waters of America's longest free-flowing river to net massive cats, but only one team could become the champs. The Flatens managed a basket of 29...

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  • Wrong Ballots Arrive For Some Glasgow Residents

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|May 13, 2020

    It was May 11, primary ballots had just arrived, and Kevin Taylor was looking forward to voting for his candidate of choice in the Montana HD 33 representative race, but there was a problem. Taylor's preferred candidate was not on his ballot. Figuring he must have gotten a state-wide ballot and would later get the local ballot he filled out his votes and returned it by mail. Then he talked to Valley County Republican Central Committee Chair Sara Swanson about the vote, asking if he would see...

  • Submitted Political Content

    May 13, 2020

    All content submitted that promotes or endorses a candidate for office must run as "Paid Political Content." Rates are available by contacting [email protected] or calling 228-9301. No exceptions can be made to this policy.... Full story

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