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Articles from the December 14, 2016 edition

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Valley Event Center Offering Cash Reward for Information on Vandalism

On Dec. 11, someone rammed their vehicle into the Valley Event Center fire escape, tearing it completely loose. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first incident of vandalism at the VEC, according to Tim Volk, as there have been instances of garbage... Full story


Non-Profit Director Accused of Theft, Wire Fraud

Toni Louise Plummer-Alvernaz of Glasgow pleaded not guilty Dec. 7 in U.S. District Court in Great Falls to the charges of theft in excess of $5,000 and wire fraud. She was charged alongside Brady Lynn Funk of Billings. The two allegedly schemed to st... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    December 14, 2016

County Commissioners: In Brief

During their regular session held on Dec. 7, Valley County Commissioners met with Mayor Becky Erickson and Director of Public Works Robert Kompel. The county commissioners passed a motion to accept a... Full story


DUI Crackdown in Effect this Holiday Season

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind motorists that they will be participating in the annual “drive sober or get pulled over” crackdown during the course of the holiday season. Law enforcement agencies across Montana will... Full story


Eugene's Does 'Good Turn' for Local Boy Scouts

Glasgow's own Boy Scout Troop 861 spent the mornings of Dec. 10 and 11 at Eugene's Pizza, baking over 220 pies for their recent drive to raise money for their canoe expedition to the Minnesota... Full story


Zinke and Trump Talk "Montana Priorities"

In what was reported to be a meeting pertaining to a cabinet appointment by the Associated Press on Dec. 12, Montana's Rep. Ryan Zinke's meeting with President-elect Donald Trump was reportedly void... Full story


Defining 'Puffery'

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decreed that - in law, Puffery is a promotional statement or claim that expresses subjective rather than objective views, which no “reasonable person” would take literally. Whaaat? Seem that the FTC says it...


One Special Child

There are many lenses to witness the magic of Christmas, but the most important focus is on the Christ child. Central to the Christmas story is that Jesus entered the world as a helpless infant, born into a soon-to-be-refugee family, who would live...


On the Road to Health

For those who have been wondering about why my column hasn’t been in the Courier: My husband and I left on Nov. 16 for Iowa to spend Thanksgiving with my brother and to visit with other family members and friends. We returned on Nov. 29. But by the...

 By MSU News    Opinion    December 14, 2016

The Key Word is 'Paid'

Opening a Montana medical care savings account by Dec. 31 to help with medical expenses not covered by a health insurance policy or flexible spending account can help individuals save on taxes, according to Marsha Goetting, a family economics...


Please Consider CASA

In working the articles the Courier has published on the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, I have felt compelled to push hard for those considering volunteering to really discern their decision. I hope maybe to inspire some of you to...


Borghild "Borgie" Marie Skyberg

Borghild "Borgie" Marie (Hove) Skyberg, age 89, of Fort Peck, Mont., passed away Friday, Dec. 9,, 2016, at her son's home in Greenville, S.C. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at... Full story


Linda Lou Olson

Linda Lou (Mullen) Olson was born in Glasgow on April 12, 1947, as the youngest of four children born to James and Olive (Hopstad) Mullen. They lived on the family farm until 1956, when they moved... Full story


Dorthy Paden

Dorthy Bell (Butcher) Paden, 88, formerly of Glasgow, Mont., wife of the late Walter Paden, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at the home of her son, Burt Paden, in Lawrenceburg, Ky. A memorial... Full story


Fred Baker

Fred Baker, 79, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Seattle, Wash. He was the youngest of seven children, born Dec. 5, 1936, in Nashua, Mont., to Forest and Ruth Baker, with five brothers and one sister. He grew up in Hinsdale, and soon after high... Full story


Scotties Face Roundup and Baker in Season Openers

Glasgow vs. Roundup The 2016-2017 Scottie basketball season opened with contests against Roundup and Baker. The Scotties hosted Roundup at GHS Dec. 8. The boys hit the floor first, with Tyler Hersom,... Full story


Four Games, Four Wins for 14U Ice Dawgs

The 14U Lady Ice Dawgs earned four wins in home games held at the Valley Event Center Dec. 10 and 11. Glasgow 11, Miles City 1 In their first game of the weekend, the 14U girls faced Miles City and... Full story


Glasgow Hosts Wrestling Invitational

The 21st annual Scottie Wrestling Invitational was held Dec. 10 at GHS. Glasgow hosted 19 other teams for the event, and with four wrestling mats being utilized throughout the day, Scottie Gymnasium w... Full story


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

WEDNESDAY – DEC. 14 The Nashua Lion's Club Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree in the Nashua School Library. 1 p.m. - Nickel Bingo at the Nashua Senior Center. Everyone welcome. 1-4 p.m. - Veteran service officers for MT Veterans Affairs will be... Full story


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