Articles from the May 20, 2015 edition

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 By James Walling    News    May 20, 2015

Fort Peck Vet Recalls Life of Service

Joe Carson might as well be Joe Peck. He's the closest thing to a living embodiment of everything the town of Fort Peck has come to represent. The affable veteran is calm, stoic but cheerful, and...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    May 20, 2015

The Dream Comes to Life, Honoring Our Vets

Five years of hard work is finally bringing fruition to a dream. Construction is set to take place just after the Memorial Day holiday to officially break ground in Fort Peck. It's been a long road...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    May 20, 2015

Eastern State Drug Prosecution Program Comes to a Close

As funding was cut, funding was not renewed for the drug prosecution program that helped 17 eastern counties in Montana. The program helped create forms, documentation and provided research for law enforcement and attorneys. Valley County Attorney...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    May 20, 2015

10 Years of Bonnie City Blues And Brews Gets a Little Blue Grass

It's become a tradition that several locals look forward to each year to the Bonnie City Blues and Brews Festival put on by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. This year more brews were a... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    May 20, 2015


While Memorial Day has become a popular weekend to kick off the summer festivities, it's a day that we set aside to honor the fallen. Wreaths and flags are left at gravesites all across the country...


Remembering the Forgotten

Last year I wrote a little bit about remembering those who never made it home on Memorial Day. If you don’t realize the big difference between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, talk to any service member that saw combat. Memorial Day we remember th...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Simpler Times

A longtime friend, Bill, sends me a trivia question each day. So far I’ve managed to answer each one correctly. One of the more recent questions was to give the name of a game he described. the answer was jacks, a game I played for hours on end eit... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 20, 2015

When Farming Was Hard

It is the time of year when most farmers are working to get crops planted if they are not already in. Observing some of the huge outfits that are currently used for most field work made me think of what it must have been like for my father’s and...

 By James Walling    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Astronomy or Astrology? You Decide

Astrology columns drive me crazy. People love them, I know, but it's not science. And these things are often in a newspaper, so even though every reader knows full well that the stars are about as reliable as a fortune cookie when it comes to the sub...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Who Should Be Allowed In

This column is in response to Lih-An Yang's op-ed piece in last week's Glasgow Courier. My point is this: Had Ms. Yang researched some of my columns on immigration reform she would have seen I fully favor immediate citizenship for those folks who...


Harriett M. Lee

Harriett M. Lee, 93, died of natural causes on May 12, 2015, at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont. Cremation has taken place and a committal service will be held at a later date. She was born... Full story


Sally Jo Haynie

The world changed for the better on Jan. 22, 1982, when Sally Jo (Page) Haynie was born into the Steve and Michele (Etchart) Page family. Named for her Godparents, Sarah Etchart and Joe Etchart, she...


Amy Marie Murr

Amy Marie Murr, 32, of Billings, Mont., formerly of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Billings Clinic. She was born Oct. 7, 1982, in Havre, Mont., to Leo and Jo (Ellerkamp)...


Lila Joan 'Jo' Erickson

Lila Joan Erickson, "Jo" as she was best known, 79, passed away from cancer at her home in Laughlin, Nev., on Feb. 6, 2015. She was born to Harry and Mary Eustis on July 4, 1936, in Williston, N.D....


Lyndon 'Lyn' Amestoy

Lyndon "Lyn" Amestoy of Spokane, Wash., 60, died on Thursday, May 7, 2015, in an airplane that had landed in the Spokane River to avoid hitting people and houses on the ground. He would want little...


Patricia Elizabeth Gregory

Patricia Elizabeth Gregory, 94, formerly of Glasgow, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in St. John's Lutheran Home in Billings, Mont. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m....

 By Georgie Kulczyk    Sports    May 20, 2015

Class C Meet Qualifies Athletes To State

Class C coaches wear many hats. They are coaches first, but also play the role of parent, counselor, referee, physical therapist, and more. Sometimes they have to fake it 'til they make it. There was...

 By Lih-An Yang    Sports    May 20, 2015

Scottie Softball Sets The Bar, Heading To State

"It'd be nice to be in the championship," said Sadie Sukut, one of the two senior leaders on the Glasgow softball team. "Yeah. A trophy would be sweet," said Autumn Hopkins, the other senior. The...

 By Georgie Kulczyk    Sports    May 20, 2015

Even Through the Wind and Rain, Scotties Go to State

We raise 'em right in Montana. There's no doubt in my mind. It was truly a miserable day at the North/East B divisional track meet on Saturday, but from the athletes to the volunteers, not a single...


If You Care, Leave Them There

Every spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issues a message to Montanans to leave new born fawns, birds, and other infant wildlife where people find them. "If you care, leave them there," said...

 By Georgie Kulczyk    Sports    May 20, 2015

State Golfers Don't Place At The Top, But Show A Personal Best

Scottie girl golfers gained some wonderful experience last week at the state golf meet – including the part when they had 50-plus people watching them on the first tee box. At least that’s what Coach Dave Riggin thought was wonderful....


Calendar of Upcoming Events In Our Area

THURSDAY – MAY 21 7 p.m. - American Legion and Auxiliary #41 meets at the Glasgow VFW Hall. There will be an election of delegates to the Dept. Convention in Havre June 24-28. Next meeting is Sept. 17. FRIDAY – MAY 22 6:30 p.m. - The North... Full story



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