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  • Free Tree Day Meets Goal in an Hour

    May 17, 2017

    Former county commissioner Dave Pippin told the Courier that organizers of the 10th Annual Free Tree Day donated over 1,100 trees to area residents in under an hour on May 11. Pippin said that Shelly Mills, Ron Canen, Bob Steele, Jolene Cotton and the rest of the volunteers and business sponsors who make the event possible deserve the community’s thanks.... Full story

  • Quist Set to Visit Glasgow

    May 17, 2017

    Democrat Rob Quist will be in Glasgow from 4-5 p.m. at the Loaded Toad coffee shop on Thursday, May 18. The candidate for Montana's at-large congressional district seat will meet with voters and supporters at the cafe and the neighboring Sean R. Heavey gallery downtown. The event is free.... Full story

  • County Brief:

    Dane Osen, The Courier|May 17, 2017

    Last week during their weekly Discussion and Decision Meeting, the Valley County Commissioners had quite a few things on their agenda. The first item of the meeting concerned county employees purchasing tax liens. During the discussion, Commissioner Bruce Peterson expressed his concerns on the matter, stating that county employees would have inside knowledge and would have the edge on these properties with tax liens on them. The motion passed two to one, allowing county employees to purchase tax liens after they had been made available to the... Full story

  • Wicks Takes Questions on Land Use, Negative Ads

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|May 17, 2017

    When we reached Mark Wicks by phone, he took a break at his Inverness cattle ranch. “I like to try to get a little work done,” he joked, adding, “I need to check my cows and make sure they’re where I left them.” From there, we started in on questions relevant to the Libertarian candidate’s bid for Montana’s at-large congressional district seat. Asked about the American Prairie Reserve’s attempts to introduce “free-roaming” bison in Northeast Montana, Wicks responded, “It worries me.” “As a rancher, I’m in a position where I could have the same... Full story

  • Vets Gather to Fish Fort Peck

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 17, 2017

    Montana Warriors On The Water (MWOTW) will be hosting a fishing trip on Fort Peck Lake from July 10-15. Fifteen former and current service people from across the country will be guests of this trip and all expenses, including airfare, will be provided by MWOTW. These guests will enjoy four days of fishing at Hell Creek, followed by a boat trip across the lake to Fort Peck, where more fishing will be enjoyed as well as other arranged activities. On Friday, July 14, there will be a Vietnam... Full story

  • Several Bike Safety Workshops Offered in Glasgow

    Dane Osen, The Courier|May 17, 2017

    With summer nearing and the temperatures rising, people of all ages are again beginning to ride their bicycles. While biking is a healthy mode of transportation, it still poses potential hazards and risks that can be minimized through helmets, being cautious, and using your bike in a safe manner. There will be several workshops and classes offered in Glasgow aimed to teach children how to safely ride their bicycles this summer. The Glasgow Police Department will be teaching students at Irle School in grades K through two on May 30 and June 1.... Full story

  • Adding to the Ladder Truck

    May 17, 2017

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  • Annual Blood Screening at Valley View Home

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  • Are We Trusting or Naive?

    Alec Carmichael, I Digress|May 17, 2017

    It was especially interesting to watch the way Trump mouthpieces like Spicer, Conway and that new woman, I forgot already, contemptuously handle the questions being asked by the press. It has been so especially irritating that even Anderson Cooper, regarded as more reserved and professional, rolled his eyes at Conway’s dodging and bickering over the questions being posed about our President's actions. It was ridiculous. It was as if the White House was asking ‘who are you to ask these questions? Who are you to question the President of the Uni...

  • Tuesday Night Massacre

    Michael Burns, Representing the Right|May 17, 2017

    On Tuesday, the 9th of May, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, was dismissed without warning by President Trump. The coined phrase, “you’re fired” is back. Forty-three years ago on an October night, the then under investigation President Nixon ordered the firing of the special prosecutor of the Watergate scandal but it was denied by the attorney general, who immediately resigned; and then denied by the deputy attorney general, who also immediately resigned. This short cycle of concurrent events was dubbed the S...

  • Quist on the Issues: Healthcare

    Tess Fahlgren, Truth Nukem|May 17, 2017

    The House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on May 4, and began the process of implementing the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Republicans had tried to get a similar bill passed earlier this year, but the language of the bill split the party in half, with hyper-conservatives (Freedom Caucus) and moderate conservatives at odds. That bill didn’t get a vote. An amendment addressing pre-existing conditions ultimately helped pass the bill. Everyone, even our President, can admit that healthcare is a complicated beast. One major change has b...

  • Gianforte's Campaign Promises

    Greg Gianforte, Political Opinion|May 17, 2017

    The direction of our country will be decided in the coming months and I’m committed to making sure Montana’s voice is heard in Washington. I’m running to be Montana’s next Congressman because Montanans deserve a champion who will stand strong for our values and our way of life. I’m thankful to have built a life, started a small business, and raised a family in Montana. I fell in love with Montana more than 40 years ago on a class trip backpacking in the Beartooth Mountains. 24 years ago, my wife, Susan, and I chose Montana to raise our four...

  • Negative Ads, Mother's Day, A Bit of Advice

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|May 17, 2017

    It’s a bits and pieces week again. I hope all the mothers in our area had a really nice Mother’s Day. I was fotunate to have three of my children with me, five of my grandchildren, and to receive a phone call from my fourth child. Besides my children, we also had some special guests, including one of my daughter-in-law's mother, join us for dinner. Besides celebrating Mother’s Day, the day also included an early birthday celebration for my husband. So it was a grand day indeed. For quite a while now, the Great Falls television stations have...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    May 17, 2017

    WEDNESDAY – MAY 17 1-4 p.m. - Veteran Service Officers will visit Glasgow at the Glasgow VA Clinic 5:30 p.m. - Valley County Democrats’ County Convention in the Community Room at the Valley County Courthouse. More info, 263-1940. 6-8 p.m. - Public Meeting at the Fort Peck Interpretive Center to discuss aquatic invasive mussel larvae detection in Tiber Reservoir. THURSDAY – MAY 18 4-5 p.m. - Democrat Rob Quist will be visiting the Loaded Toad coffee shop. He will meet with voters and supporters. The event is free. 7 p.m. - There will be a meeti... Full story

  • Gerhardt George Sauskojus

    May 17, 2017

    Gerhardt George Sauskojus, 88, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Billings, Mont. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, May 30, at 10 a.m., at the Lustre Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church, 347 Wall St., Lustre, MT. He was born July 8, 1928, to David and Marie (Waitschies) Sauskojus on the Sauskojus family farm near Richland, Mont., where he grew up. In addition to attending Peerless High School, he took classes at Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. After sea... Full story

  • Richard Austin

    May 17, 2017

    Richard Austin rode off into the sunset on May 8, 2017. He was born on December 6, 1931 in Glasgow Montana. He was delivered at home by his Aunt Alice, and joined brother, John to complete Cloris (Bailey) and George Roy's family. He had a happy childhood growing up during the depression, he was lucky to have a stable home life. His father worked for the telephone company and his mother filled in as an English and Latin teacher. He and brother John had many childhood escapades. He liked to tell... Full story

  • Mary Ann Clem

    May 17, 2017

    On the evening of Thursday, May 11, 2017, Mary Ann (Yassen) Clem, 76, passed into glory at the home of her dear friends, Cliff and Dianna Isakson, in Glasgow, Mont., from renal failure. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow followed by a reception at the Glasgow VFW (Fort Peck Post 3107). She was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on June 15, 1940, to Jess and Alice (Flick) Yassen. She had one older brother, Ed. She graduated from Central High Scho... Full story

  • Marlene Olson

    May 17, 2017

    On Friday, May 5, 2017, Marlene Rose (Barnes) Olson departed her earthly life with family by her side. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 2, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1502 Shirley Road. A reception will follow the Mass in the fellowship hall of the church. Marlene Rose Barnes was born on Jan. 29, 1937, in Glasgow, Mont. Her parents were Burr and Mammie Barnes. She was raised on a farm in Wyota, and attended school in Nashua. After graduation, she... Full story

  • Timothy Michael Young

    May 17, 2017

    Timothy Michael Young, age 33, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. An open visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 8 a.m., to 12 noon at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Services will also be Thursday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the Valley Event Center in Glasgow. Burial will follow services at the Highland Cemetery. A reception will follow burial at the Glasgow Elks Lodge. A full obituary will be coming soon. Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.... Full story

  • Ernest Leo Kummerfeldt

    May 17, 2017

    Ernest Leo Kummerfeldt, 95, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. Per his request, he was cremated and there were no services held. He was born to William and Ossie Kummerfeldt on April 9, 1922. He married Bernice Buen on April 15, 1942, in Fort Peck, and they spent the majority of their lives being dryland wheat farmers 25 miles north of Nashua. After retiring, he and Bernice enjoyed living in the warmth of the Mesa area. They enjoyed traveling overseas and many trips in the U.S.... Full story

  • Norma McNulty

    May 17, 2017

    Norma (Seely) McNulty, 88, of West Chester, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, after suffering several years from Alzheimer's disease. A memorial service will be held at the Nazarene Church in West Chester on July 7. She was born in Hinsdale, Mont., on Aug. 14, 1928, to Guy and Eleanor Seely. She graduated from Hinsdale High School and went on to Montana State University Northern in Havre to obtain her teaching degree. She taught school in Wolf Point and Santa Maria, Calif. She marr... Full story

  • Scotties Sweep District Meet

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|May 17, 2017

    The Scottie track teams traveled to Wolf Point for the District 2B Meet on May 13. As expected, the Scotties swept the meet with boys and girls team titles. Glasgow athletes winning individual titles were: Benji Phillips – 100m, 200m, javelin, long jump; Brett Glaser – triple jump; Cade Myrick – 800m; Ellis McKean – 1600m, 3200m; Luke Breigenzer – 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles; Emily Kolstad, 100m, 800m; Brinlie Nielsen, 400m; Leinie Hughes, shot put; and the girls 4x100 relay team (Brinlie... Full story

  • Scobey Sweeps District 3C Meet

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|May 17, 2017

    The 2017 District 3C track meet was held May 13 in conjunction with the District 2B meet. Although there was no touching the Scobey teams, Valley County was well represented by area athletes. The Nashua boys brought home second-place honors with most of the team advancing to the district tournament. The Porcupine girls, with just two competitors, finished fourth overall with Taylor Laumeyer winning individual gold in three of her events. Laumeyer also captured two separate meet records with her... Full story

  • Reds Open with Mother's Day Double Header

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|May 17, 2017

    The Glasgow Reds opened their season with two games against the Miles City Mavericks on Mother's Day, May 14. Miles City 9, Glasgow 3 M. City 1 0 6 1 0 1 0 - 9 Glasgow 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 -3 In their first game, the Reds fell to the Mavericks 9-3. Miles City claimed the lead early with a first-inning double that brought in one run. Glasgow was unable to answer, and the Mavericks extended their lead in the third inning with six more runs, assisted by a few Red errors. John Cremer was able to score on... Full story

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