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  • Friday Night Live

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 22, 2019

    The show must go on, even if that show is a half hour late starting. That is what happened May 17 at the Saved by the Comedy show as the organizer, Travis Rhoads of Montarctica, scrambled to find chairs for the ever-growing crowd. Saved by the Comedy, out of Hollywood, Calif., was ready to perform and the crowd was ready to laugh and enjoy themselves. Lukas Seely, originally of Billings, Mont., kicked off the show regaling the audience with tales of growing up Asian on “the streets of Billings.” Edi Z. followed up with his own stand-up set...

  • Glasgow School Board Meets

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|May 22, 2019

    The Glasgow School Board met in regular session at the District Board Room on May 15. The meeting came just one week after the public rejected a general fund levy request for the fourth consecutive year. Prior to the start of the regular board meeting, the organizational meeting was held. The board canvassed and approved the school election results and Mona Amundson was sworn-in for another term as trustee for the school district. Amundson was appointed chairperson, Ryan Fast was appointed vice-chair, and committees were reorganized. The regula...

  • A Constant Reminder

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|May 22, 2019

    Constant reminders to not text and drive, to arrive alive, to be safe and to not risk your life or others were strewn across downtown sidewalks, on t-shirts and signs, and present in grim displays of wrecked cars and red thumbs throughout Glasgow last week. The occasion was Red Thumb Day, a day dedicated to educating and reminding people about the risks of texting and driving and distracted driving, which has become a nation-wide epidemic over the last decade. According to the Centers for...

  • Bird Receives ServeMontana Award

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 22, 2019

    St. Marie resident Jackie Bird was honored with a ServeMontana award presented by Governor Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock and the Montana Commission on Community Service on May 10 in Helena. She was one of seven individuals honored with a ServeMontana award throughout the state. ServeMontana Awards recognizes individuals and organizations who, through their dedication and commitment to community service, have greatly enhanced civic life in Montana. These individuals and organizations rep...

  • GHS Seniors Compete at BPA Nationals

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 22, 2019

    Glasgow High School seniors Micah Tweten, Natosha Sand and Dillon Godwin competed at the National BPA competition in Anaheim, Calif., May 1 through May 4. In addition to competing in their events, they also had the opportunity to be tourists with chaperone Ronica Sand. Representing Glasgow High School at Nationals for the first time in over 17 years was an honor for these students. "When talking to other kids and hearing their stories on how they attend Nationals every year, and being able to...

  • There's a New Cop in Town

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|May 22, 2019

    The Glasgow Police Department has hired a new officer to fill a long-standing vacancy following the retirement of former Chief Bruce Barstad. As the Glasgow Courier reported in an April 15 story, the city police department has hired Zachary Johnson, formerly of Elkton, Md., to fill the vacancy. Johnson is originally from Delaware. He was born in New Castle and graduated high school – ironically enough - from Glasgow High School in Newark, Del. After graduation, he volunteered as a first r...

  • EMS Week Proclamation

    May 22, 2019

    To designate the Week of May 19-25, 2019, as Emergency Medical Services Week WHEREAS, emergency medical services is a vital public service; and WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and WHEREAS emergency medical services has grown to fill a gap by providing important, out of hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care, and access to telemedicine; and WHEREAS, the...

  • Introducing the HOPE Org.

    May 22, 2019

    To the People of Valley County: As many of you have heard by now, we are no longer doing a Relay For Life in Glasgow. The American Cancer Society has undergone a number of changes with their structure, support programs, and Relay itself. Because of these changes we (the organizing committee for the past few years) have decided to change what we are doing too! We are in the process of creating an organization we are calling HOPE (Valley County HOPE Project, Inc.). It is short for Helping Others...

  • Loss, Gratitude and Grace

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|May 22, 2019

    The past few months have been in turns sweet, bittersweet, hopeful, lonesome, loving and grief. The end of January my husband was diagnosed with inoperable bladder cancer. After 10 days in the hospital in Billings we returned home. A month later he entered Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow where he passed away on April 18. He now rests in our family’s cemetery. I am so grateful our sons and oldest daughter were with us the last four days of his life. We didn’t leave him alone for one moment. The tribute paid to my husband by our friends, neig...

  • Legal Document Clinic Looks to Help Seniors

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|May 22, 2019

    The Montana Department of Health and Human Services Senior and Long-Term Care Division held a legal documents clinic at the Senior Citizens Center in Glasgow on May 16. The clinic serves a number of purposes – according to Katy Lovell who organizes the clinics for DPHHS – not least of which is to screen for elder abuse and financial scamming of senior citizens. During the clinic, seniors received assistance from volunteer professionals, such as lawyers and notary publics, in creating wills, han...

  • Building Partnerships

    May 22, 2019

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    May 22, 2019

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. Fort Peck Interpretive Center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the end of September. Powerhouse tours are available by appointment until Memorial Day weekend, May 25, when they are then offered at regular times daily through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Both are free. Call 406-526-3493 for more information. THURSDAY – MAY 23 10 a.m. - Books and Babies Story Time at the Glasgow City-County L... Full story

  • Free Skywarn Weather Spotter Training

    For the Courier|May 22, 2019

    The National Weather Service in Glasgow, in conjunction with Valley County Disaster and Emergency Services, will be hosting a free Skywarn weather spotter training course in Glasgow on Wednesday, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The training will be held at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow. The presentation covers basic thunderstorm formation, what types of weather to report, how to identify various thunderstorm features, and how to stay safe during hazardous summer weather. The public is invited to... Full story

  • Glasgow Memorial Day Programs

    Joe Yeoman, For the Courier|May 22, 2019

    On Saturday, May 25, American flags will be placed at all veterans’ grave sites at the Glasgow cemetery starting at 9 a.m. All are welcome to help. On Monday, May 27, there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Civic Center in Glasgow starting at 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Pamela Ost. The Glasgow High School Band will be playing, directed by Dr. Brad Persinger, and the EQ Singers will also sing. There will be a potluck at the VFW afterwards. A hot dish will be provided, however deserts and salads are needed. The flags at the cemetery w... Full story

  • Opheim Memorial Day Program

    For the Courier|May 22, 2019

    There will be a Memorial Day program on Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m., in the Opheim school gym. A roast beef dinner will be served by the Auxiliary. All are welcome.... Full story

  • Rabies Clinic at Nashua Civic Center

    For the Courier|May 22, 2019

    Staff of the Valley Veterinary Clinic in Glasgow will be at the Nashua Civic Center on Monday, June 3, from 6 to 7 p.m., to provide needed vaccinations for your pet. If you are planning to attend, please contact the clinic at 228-2437 during regular business hours to find out what vaccinations your pet needs. The staff will not have their computer records available at the clinic, so they will be unable to determine which vaccinations your pet needs on that day. The veterinary clinic will only be able to process cash or checks as payment for... Full story

  • Register for the 21st Annual FMDH Foundation Open Golf Tourney

    Mary Kate Tihista, For the Courier|May 22, 2019

    For the past 20 years, the FMDH Foundation has held the Foundation’s Open Golf Tournament as its major annual fundraising event. The date for this year’s tournament has been set for Sunday, June 9, at Sunnyside Golf and Country Club in Glasgow. The entrants must be over the age of 18. The tournament will be a straight scramble. There will be a maximum of 28 - four-person teams this year. The entry fee is $300 per team. There will be five team cash payouts (Net), as well as additional prizes on every hole. The registration entry fee includes gre... Full story

  • St. Marie Women's Club Bake Sale

    For the Courier|May 22, 2019

    The St. Marie Women’s Club will be hosting a bake sale at 220-C Spruce, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the annual St. Marie Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 1. Proceeds from the sale will support the ongoing precious St. Marie Women’s Club troops project. A luncheon comprised of sloppy joes and a bag of chips will also be available. Supplemental funding is being provided by Thrivent Financial.... Full story

  • Gloria J. Doucette

    May 22, 2019

    Gloria J. (Fisher) Doucette, of Fort Peck, Mont., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Glasgow, Mont. Gloria was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., on Nov. 25, 1939, to Thomas and Anne Fisher. The family moved to Minnesota for a short time before relocating to Nashua, Mont., in 1946. They enjoyed spending time in McCabe visiting grandparents, aunts and uncles where Gloria enjoyed riding horses and playing on the farm. Her parents ran Nashua Dry Cleaners while... Full story

  • Karen Lou Sampson

    May 22, 2019

    Karen Lou (Anderson) Sampson, age 68, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, after a lengthy battle with COPD. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 23, at 2 p.m., at Bell Mortuary with Pastor Bonnie Novak presiding. Cremation and burial will take place at a later date. Karen was born in the town of Glasgow on July 6, 1950. She was the second of s... Full story

  • Wesley 'Wes' J. Novak

    May 22, 2019

    After 68 years of life, the last four of them spent courageously fighting cancer. Wesley "Wes" Novak passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019, at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls, Mont., with his wife by his side. Burial of Wes' ashes will be on Sunday, June 30, at 12:30 p.m. at the Nashua Cemetery in Nashua, Mont., with a luncheon to follow at the Nashua Lutheran Church. The second oldest of five children, Wes grew up on a farm north of Nashua. He had many fond memories of growing up in the Grain... Full story

  • Donna Mae Austin

    May 22, 2019

    Donna Mae (Shanks) Austin, 75, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 10, 2019. A service will be announced at a later date. She was born the second daughter of Marvin L. and Jean (Westby) Shanks on June 24, 1943, in Portland, Ore. After World War II ended in 1945 and the war manufacturing machine no longer was needed, the families moved back to Montana residing at the Poplar and Flaxville areas. Marvin obtained a job with the Corps of Engineers and they moved to Fort Peck in 1948.... Full story

  • Jerry Jacobson Services

    May 22, 2019

    Jerry Lee Jacobson, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Great Falls, Mont., on Sunday, April 7, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Church in Glasgow, Mont., on Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m., with a private burial at a later date.... Full story

  • Ardon Lacock

    May 22, 2019

    Ardon Lacock passed away in Clarkston, Wash., on Sunday, May 12, 2019, from heart failure at the age of 77. Cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will be at a later date at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, Mont.... Full story

  • Mildred Long Services

    May 22, 2019

    Mildred I. (Waarvik) Long, 92, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. A memorial service will be at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Mont., on Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. Internment is in Washington state.... Full story

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