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  • The Veterans

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 21, 2014

    It's a generation of soldiers, much different from today. In some ways they share things in common, the camaraderie, the stories of funny instances and the pressures of war. The World War II generation is slowly dying off as the years tick by. This generation seems to share one trait: They speak very little about their time in war. Two Glasgow WWII veterans took a special trip April 27-29. They were selected to go on the Big Sky Honor Flights. Glen Mahugh and Carl "Bill" Bell traveled with an... Full story

  • School Board Gets New Look; Willie Thibault Leaving

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 21, 2014

    Unlike some recent Glasgow School Board meetings, it wasn't a packed house at the first board meeting for newcomers John Daggett and Suzanne Billingsley, who won election earlier this month. But as Daggett and Billingsley took the oath of office to join the board, there were several handshakes and hugs as the previous incumbents dispersed and the new board members took their seats. Patt Etchart and Dave Irving were presented gifts and offered thanks for their service as board trustees. Allison...

  • Return To D-Day

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 21, 2014

    It all started with Steve. Steve Stebleton had been fascinated with the tanks, trucks and history of World War II for most of his youth. While he was part of a generation that followed, with his dad serving in the military just after the war finished his fascination with the era kept him interested as a young boy. He can’t pin down why his fascination started, or why he continued with the interest throughout most of his life, but his interest ended up spreading to his brother, Doug Stebleton. Doug explained that his respect for veterans s...

  • Daines Talks Glasgow

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 21, 2014

    While Congressman Steve Daines stopped in several towns in Northeastern Montana to focus on economics and energy, he focused half of his visit to Glasgow on issues with the city's levee issue. He arrived for an hour in Glasgow on Friday, May 16 around 2 p.m. Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson opened up the meeting expressing her wish to voice her concerns on the levee issue over energy and economics. “My time here is to hear your concerns,” Daines said at the meeting. “This is your time, not my time.” Committee members from the levee committ...

  • Frazer Man Injured Severely In Car Wreck

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 21, 2014

    A local man was in a severe car accident at approximately 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, that has left him in serious condition at St. Vincent's in Billings. Phillip Dale Smoker Jr., 35, of Frazer was on Firemoon Road, about a mile north of BIA Route 1, when his car went into a skid and entered the right ditch. His 1998 Chevy Cavalier went airborne and through a fence and began to tumble end over end. Somewhere along the path Smoker was ejected from the vehicle. The exact time of the accident is unknown. A passerby saw the accident and went back...

  • Security Check At Courthouse

    May 21, 2014

    The Valley County Courthouse will be running security training on Thursday, May 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. While the courthouse will still be open for the public, regular services maybe delayed until the training is complete. The public is asked to have patience during this important training for courthouse employees.... Full story

  • Who Is Right? Who Is Wrong?

    Virgil Vaupel, Thanks For Listening|May 21, 2014

    How much do we really know about Diren Dede, this young Turkish/German/Muslim exchange student whose life was tragically ended during what appeared to be a home invasion burglary attempt? Was he truly “that perfect friend to hang out with?” Was he also a “heartthrob with a contagious smile,” as Alice Miller of the Missoulian writes? “All the girls loved him” was another quote attributed to one of Dede's classmates at Missoula Big Sky High School, where Dede was enrolled as a junior. Diren Dede was “genuine, generous and a good friend”, seve... Full story

  • Springing Into Some Tater Talk

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|May 21, 2014

    Do you remember the old philosophy of planting your seed potatoes on Good Friday so you could have potatoes by the 4th of July? I remember planting a lot of seed potatoes, doing a lot of hoeing, and picking a lot of potato bugs, but I don’t remember having potatoes on the 4th of July. Does anyone have memories of using the potato peelings for planting? Maybe this started during the Depression years, when nothing went to waste. The cook of the house just peeled the spuds extra thick and planted the peelings. The household potato supply was p...

  • Stella Marie Fauth

    May 21, 2014

    Stella Marie Fauth, 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, surrounded by her family at the Hi-Line Retirement Center in Malta. She was born on Jan. 2, 1933, at her parent's home in Hinsdale, Mont., to Oliver and Fannie Bucher. In 1936, because of the opportunity to work on the Fort Peck Dam project, the family moved to New Deal, Mont. On Sept. 22, 1938, at the age of five, her father was one of the eight workers who lost their lives in the slide. He is one of six,...

  • Gene E. Crawford

    May 21, 2014

    Gene E. Crawford, 62, died Friday, May 2, 2014, after a three-year battle with cancer. He was born in Glendive on Aug. 2, 1951, to Glen and Katherine Crawford. He served our country in Vietnam before marrying Linda Robert in 1972. They were married until 2002 and had one daughter, Amy Jean Crawford. She married Joe Fabian in 1993 and blessed them with four wonderful grandchildren. Gene was a hard-working man. He worked most of his life as a vehicle mechanic, specializing in imports. He most...

  • Gary Brian Lair

    May 21, 2014

    Gary Brian Lair, 54, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Moscow, Idaho. He was born Feb 8, 1960, in Klamath Falls, Ore. He was raised in Glasgow, Mont., where he graduated high school in 1978. He served in the Air Force and the Army. He graduated from the University of Great Falls in 1984 and achieved his master’s degree. He later became a professor and taught at many colleges. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, stepfather, aunts and uncles. Survivors include three sons, Lyle Lair, Gary Lair II and Sean Lair, all of I...

  • Walter Medford Romo

    May 21, 2014

    Walter Melford Romo, 102, a retired farmer, passed away May 16, 2014, at the Country Home. He was born on the family farm at Lakeside, Mont., between Bainville and Snowden, on Nov. 26, 1911, to Oscar and Sadie (Algren) Romo. He spent his early years making a mark in eastern Montana. He worked in construction building the highway between Sidney and Glendive. During the construction of Fort Peck Dam, he and his brother, Lester, moved a "chicken coop" to New Deal to work construction. On Sept. 9, 1...

  • Lois Ione Thoeny

    May 21, 2014

    Lois Ione (Farquhar) Thoeny was born Sept. 8, 1937, in Glasgow, Mont., to Howard and Fern Farquhar, and died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at age 76. She married Art Thoeny on Feb. 2, 1957. They moved from Glasgow to Libby about 1970. She was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in Miles City in 1961 and was faithful in sharing her beliefs with others as the Bible commands. She worked with Art to raise their children according to the principles and values of the Bible, which resulted in a well-disci...

  • Amanda Wall

    May 21, 2014

    Amanda Marie Toews Wall passed away May 16 at Valley View Home of natural causes. She was born May 19, 1924, to Rev. Jacob J and Marie (Friesen) Toews. She was the sixth of eight children. Amanda was brought up in a loving Christian home. Amanda attended Star and Todd Lake elementary schools, Lustre Bible School, and high school in Glasgow. She attended Northeast Montana College at Havre and worked at Ben Franklin in Glasgow. On June 22, 1948, Amanda married Irvin Wall. They farmed in the Lustre...

  • The Propper Family of Avondale, 1913

    May 21, 2014

    These girls are from the Propper family that settled in the Avondale area in 1913. Claude Propper came and filed his claim in 1914. He married Demetries Williams in 1915 in Michigan and brought her back to Montana to make their home. They lived on the farm until 1933 and had three daughters, Thara, Maza and Delores. After 1933, they moved to Glasgow and farmed during the summer months until 1949, when they sold the farm to Warren Thornton.... Full story

  • Scotties Raise The Bar

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|May 21, 2014

    Glasgow Track and Field blew past the competition in the 2B District track meet held at Glasgow last weekend as the Scotties won both the boys and girls titles. "I can't say enough about how hard these kids have worked the entire season," said Glasgow head coach John Labonty. "We had a number of kids advance to Divisionals and if we can get the same performance from them there, we'll have a lot of them going on to State." The Scottie girls took first place with a score of 237. Second place Malta... Full story

  • Scottie Softball Preparing For B-C Divisionals

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|May 21, 2014

    The Glasgow Scottie softball team is in the midst of another great season as they prepare for the Eastern B-C Divisionals that will be held in Glasgow this Friday and Saturday. Before the seeding in Divisionals could be set in stone, Glasgow had to travel to Billings last weekend to play West Billings, Colstrip, Conrad, Shepherd and Huntley Project. Glasgow squared off against West Billings JV first and it was that game in which Falcon believed set the tone for the rest of the weekend. "We...

  • Bailey, Fauth Bring Home Ribbons At Special Olympics In Billings

    Janet Bailey, Courier Correspondent|May 21, 2014

    Donnie Bailey and Steve Fauth competed at the State Special Olympics Games in Billings. On Wednesday morning they bowled at 8 a.m. Steve got a fourth place ribbon in his division and Donnie got a fifth place ribbon in his division. They attended the athletes dinner at the Montana Pavilion after which they along with their coach, Janet Bailey marched into the Rimrock Auto Arena with all other athletes from across the state at the Opening Ceremonies. Thursday was a free day for them. On Friday...

  • A Pool In Peril

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|May 21, 2014

    It’s approaching the time of year where the sun finally comes out and the temperatures heat up and all that can mean is another joyous summer spent at the Glasgow City pool. In order to get the pool ready for the summertime crowd, it has to be drained and repairs need to be made before being opened to the public. That task is the responsibility of Jory Casterline and Roger Canen. Casterline, who runs the Recreation Department, said that the city is in need of a completely new pool, but can’t see exactly how building a new one is feasible at...

  • Hinsdale, Nashua Excel At 3C

    Quinn Robinson, The Courier|May 21, 2014

    Glasgow High Open Gym Open gym for girls basketball will be Monday mornings at 10-11:15a.m. and Thursday nights from 6-7:15 p.m. There may be some variability. Volleyball will have their open gym sessions this summer on Mondays from 7:30-9 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at Glasgow High starting Monday, June 9. Glasgow Reds The Reds B team lost 8-7 against Havre. Glasgow went into the bottom of the sixth tied until they gave up the go ahead run. Havre recorded the final three outs in the seventh to survive.Lane Proventher led the way for...

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