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  • Area Special Olympics Athletes Participate In Summer Games

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 22, 2024

    Glasgow Police Department Patrolman Josh Ames followed the Special Olympics torch to Billings for the Montana Law Enforcement Torch Run State Games, which took place May 15-17. After competing in the area games in Sidney earlier in the week, local athletes brought their all against athletes from all over the state and came home with medals. According to organizers of the Special Olympics Summer Games, the Special Olympics are not just about sports; it's a celebration of abilities and a showcase...

  • Talk To Kids About Strangers

    For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    With the weather getting nicer and kids wanting to spend time outside, the Glasgow Police Department is encouraging caregivers to have conversations with the children in your families about safety. Discuss ‘Stranger Danger’ issues with them and provide boundaries for your children. Even consider tracking devices if they are old enough to have phones. If you and/or your child(ren) see anything suspicious call 911....

  • Flaten To Become Next Superintendent For Glasgow Schools

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 22, 2024

    During a special board meeting on May 13, the Glasgow School Board reached a two-year contract with Brenner Flaten to become the next superintendent of Glasgow Schools. Flaten will replace Wade Sundby as the superintendent in July as Sunby has accepted a position at Cut Bank after serving Glasgow Schools for four years. During the May 13 meeting, the school and Flaten agreed on a two-year contract that will pay him a base salary of $120,000 per year and a $15,000 yearly stipend to be the special education coordinator for the district. The...

  • Ron And Etta Olfert Recognized as EMTs of the Year

    For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    Ron and Etta Olfert were honored at VFW Post 3107 on May 9 with the prestigious titles of VFW Post 3107 EMTs of the Year and Montana's EMTs of the Year. This recognition highlights their outstanding dedication and service to the community of Lustre and Frazer, as well as their invaluable contributions to the FMDH Stat Ambulance-Lustre service. With an impressive 48 years of service under their belts, Ron and Etta have gone above and beyond by housing and maintaining the ambulance, ensuring it...

  • Frazer Students Participate In National History Day

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 22, 2024

    For the first time in the school’s history, Frazer Public Schools participated in National History Day in Montana where senior Kalianna Blount, junior Takoa Old Person, freshman Lola Romero and eighth-graders Mariah Beston and Maci Fourstar-Sibley put together individual exhibits to display and discuss during Regionals in Miles City on Feb. 28. During this event, the senior division swept the Individual Exhibits category with Blount taking first place with “The Effects of Boarding Schools"; Old Person taking second place with “Pearl Harbo...

  • Glasgow High School's Berry Recognized At The BPA National Leadership Conference

    For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    Glasgow High School senior Daniel Berry from Glasgow's Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter were among the 6,500 attendees representing nearly 800 school chapters who attended the 2024 BPA National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Ill., May 10-14. While in Chicago, all students vied for top honors in BPA's Workplace Skill Assessment Program competitions, which cover the areas of business administration; digital communication and design; finance; health administration; information...

  • Area Athletes Are Off To State!

    May 22, 2024

  • From The Publisher's Desk

    May 22, 2024

    First, we want to thank all the readers, subscribers and advertisers for supporting us. We recognize the printing of the Glasgow Courier has not been up to the standards that you expect from your local newspaper. We recognize the too dark photos where you can’t see who is in the photo. We recognize the blurriness of photos. We also recognize the dark streaks on the pages, which make it hard to read what is on the page. After bringing these examples to the attention of the printing press operator and the owners of the Glasgow Courier, we have be...

  • Canvass of Votes and Declaration of Results

    May 22, 2024

    Canvass of votes cast at the Frazer School District No. 2 2B Election, Valley County, on the 7th day of May, 2024. Office or Issue: 3 Year Term Trustee Candidate or Number of Position Votes Michael Redstone 36 Jewel Fourstar 33 Landon Olfert 64 Mary Sue Jackson 35 Darryl Quilty 53 Dori Talks Different 28 Total Votes Cast: 138 Ballots Issued Absentee Ballots Not Returned 127 Absentee Ballots Returned 82 Provisional 0 Spoiled Ballots 1 Total Ballots in Person 56 Total Ballots That Were Casted 138 We hereby certify that this constitutes a full, tr...

  • Local Law Enforcement Stepping Up Seat Belt Enforcement

    For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    Valley County Sheriff’s Office, Glasgow Police Department, Valley County DUI Task Force, and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) encourage all Montanans to buckle up, even for short trips or when driving slowly. Increased patrols and enforcement of seat belt laws will be underway across the state to ensure the safety of all road users. Valley County Sheriff’s Office, Glasgow Police Department, Valley County DUI Task Force MHP, and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) are committed to public safety, including seat belt safety. Mon... Full story

  • Tester Secures Senate Passage Of Key Priorities For Montana's Rural Airports

    For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    U.S. Senator Jon Tester has included his priorities for increasing affordable air service in Montana in legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that passed the Senate May 9. “Reliable and affordable air service is essential for Montanans to run their businesses, see their friends and families, and stay connected with the rest of the country, but too often rural airports fall through the cracks,” said Tester. “That’s why I was proud to see my Small Community Air Service Enhancement Act clear the Senate to ensure Mont...

  • Music Stores

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    Remember when Glasgow had a Music Store? In thinking of the Roger’ s grocery, I thought of the Music store that used to be located on that block. As I have reminded my readers in the past, I do not do any research on many of my thoughts, but this memory made me wonder where some of the items that we purchased at this store are purchased now. I am thinking of those of you that need reeds, pads, drum sticks, and other items that seemed to be needed quite frequently if you played in the school band. Other items found there of course were vinyl r...

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre Opens 55th Season With "The Sunshine Boys"

    For the Courier

    Hurray! At last Neil Simon's hit comedy will make its long awaited FPST debut, after being cancelled just three days before opening night in 2020 due to COVID. Rivalry, memories, and lots of laughs are certain to resurface when a former vaudeville team grudgingly re-unites for a CBS Television Special! George Burns and Walter Matthau famously starred in the Oscar winning film adaptation. The classic comedy will be directed by original Fort Peck Summer Theatre company member Neal Lewing who also...

  • VFW Welcomes All To Honor Veterans This Weekend

    For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    Memorial Day weekend will be busy here in Glasgow. Saturday morning May 25, volunteers will meet at the Highland Cemetery at 9 a.m. to place flags on all veterans’ grave sites. Come help us out as the more help we have, the less time it takes. This should only take a couple of hours at most so the rest of your day will be free. We will pick up the flags at 1 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 27. The Memorial Day program will be held at the VFW starting at 10:30 a.m. Weather permitting, it will be held outside in the parking lot next to the flag memoria... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    May 22, 2024

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. Visitors to the Fort Peck Interpretive Center can call for an appointment weekdays, dependent upon staff availability, 406-526-3411 ext 3755. Starting Friday, May 24 through Monday, Sept. 2, the Interpretive Center will be open Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Raphael’s Rummage Sale is scheduled for June 20 through 22. They are now accepting don... Full story

  • Gary F. Martin

    May 22, 2024

    Gary F. Martin was born on June 4, 1936, to parents Francis L. Martin and Velva Mae (Major) Martin in Williston, N.D. He was the oldest of six brothers, Robert, Thomas, Dennis, Lyle, Douglas and William. Gary passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at his home in Glasgow, Mont., of congestive heart failure. Gary's Celebration of Life will be held at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow on Tuesday, June 4, his birthday, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Scott Kiehn... Full story

  • Gina A. Jackson-Kessel

    May 22, 2024

    Gina A. Jackson-Kessel, 56, died Saturday May 11, 2024, at home surrounded by family. Gina was born in Glasgow, Mont., on Nov. 17, 1967, to Floyd Hartry and Elizabeth Grandchamp-Hartry. However, her mother later remarried to Leslie Jackson who ultimately adopted and raised Gina as his own. She was raised and educated in Montana and later attended college at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, N.D. In August of 1994, she met Jerry Kessel and they finally married on Oct. 13, 2000. Due to... Full story

  • Fort Peck Water Levels Expected To Drop In Month Of May

    For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    As warmer weather moves into the Missouri River Basin, spring precipitation brought some much-needed moisture throughout the basin. For the month of April, runoff was 2.1 million acre-feet, 71 percent of average, for the basin above Sioux City, Iowa. “While the calendar year forecast remains below average, the runoff forecast continues to improve thanks to higher-than-expected rainfall in April,” said John Remus, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division. “We hope to see the precipitation trend co... Full story

  • FWP Announces Mule Deer Citizen Advisory Committee

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    The new Montana Mule Deer Citizen Advisory Committee will meet twice this spring and help the department identify important issues in mule deer management and goals for the new mule deer management plan. This is an early step in the planning process with multiple opportunities for public input before the plan is finalized in time to inform the 2026-2027 hunting season-setting process. Members of the committee include Valley County residents Eric Albus, Hinsdale, and Mitchell Griebel, Glasgow. “Most Montanans have a familiar appreciation for m...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Report

    For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards on May 16 show 487 cattle sold. Utility and commercial cows brought in $120 to $138 with the top selling for $145. Canner and cutter cows brought in $85 to $120; young feeding/turnout cows $150 to $186; bulls $130 to $153; first calf heifer pairs $3,025; and running age cow/calf pairs $2,350 to $2,725. Consignors were: Williston 2230 Bull 151 Glasgow 1975 Bull $146 Williston 1960 Bull 152 Wolf Point 1860 Bull $151 Malta 1765 Bull $153 Chinook 1770 Cow $132.50 ($2,345.25) Glasgow 1465 Cow $135.50...

  • USDA Announces Exciting Updates To WIC Food Packages, Enhancing Choice For Participants

    For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced significant updates to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages, marking a pivotal moment in the program’s history. These updates, rooted in independent, science-based research, reinforce WIC’s 50-year legacy of promoting positive maternal and child health outcomes for millions of participants nationwide. As outlined in the National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, USDA’s final rule incorporates several key enhance...

  • How Is Your Retirement Income Taxed?

    Edward Jones Financial Advisor CFP Arron Franzen, For the Courier|May 22, 2024

    Once you’re retired, you will likely need to draw on several types of income for your living expenses. You’ll need to know where these funds are coming from and how much you can count on, but you should also be aware of how this money is taxed — because this knowledge can help you plan and budget for your retirement years. Here’s the basic tax information on some key sources of retirement income: • Social Security – Many people don’t realize they may have to pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. Whether your benefits will be taxed depe...

  • Scottie Softball Advances to State

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 22, 2024

    The Scottie softball team will be making their first appearance at the State Class B/C Softball Tournament in seven years after clinching third place at the Eastern Divisional held in Glasgow this past weekend. Glasgow defeated Stillwater 5-2 in the opening round of play Thursday. The win advanced them to the next round against Huntley Project, where Glasgow won 7-1. The Scotties fell to Shepherd, the eventual Eastern champs, 13-0 in the semifinals Friday afternoon. Glasgow faced Conrad Saturday...

  • Scottie Golf Ends Season at State

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 22, 2024

    The Scottie golf season came to an end in Shelby at the State Meet May 14 and 15. The Glasgow boys finished in 10th place with a team 709 score, +133. The Scottie girls shot a combined 912, +336, to finish in 11th place. Eli Feezell led the boys team, finishing in a tie for 27th place. He shot a 169, +25, with an 81 on the first round and an 88 in round two. Connor Koski finished directly behind Feezell in 29th place. He shot an 87 in the first round and improved to an 83 in the second round for a 170, +26. Carter Hoerster tied for 46th after...

  • Scottie Track Teams Sweep Northern B Divisional

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 22, 2024

    Both the Scottie boys and girls track teams secured the number one spot at the Northern B Divisional Track and Field Meet held in Glasgow May 17 and 18. The boys collectively put up 134 points while the girls scored 115 team points. The boys set 13 personal records and one season best in Glasgow while the girls set four personal bests and five season records. Khye Gamas, Wyatt Babb and Nick Solorzano led the boys with individual wins and Mayzie Yoakam led the girls with three first place...

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