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  • Hi-Line Sportsmen Donates $20,000 To VALCO

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 24, 2023

    The Hi-Line Sportsmen recently donated $20,000 to the Valley County Community Pool Campaign to help fulfill the funding goal of $3,600,000 to build a new swimming pool in Glasgow. As of May 22, the current total raised was $3,138,479. The Hi-Line Sportsmen wanted to donate to the cause because many of the core committee members were either born and raised in the area or moved here, becoming locals over time and are now raising families here. "To have the pool in the community growing up was such...

  • Irle Elementary Students Recognized By Masonic Lodge

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 24, 2023

    Kevin Taylor, of the Kyle Masonic Lodge out of Hinsdale, with the assistance of Irle School Cook Cody Tarver, handed out Kindles to three Irle elementary students at each grade level on May 9 for the annual Kindles for Kids program ran by the Masonic Lodge. To determine who went home with the covenant prize to encourage reading on the go in the summer, names were drawn from entires that students had to fill out based upon their reading habits in the school year. After the Kindles were handed...

  • Montana Trail Stewardship Grant Program Announces 2023 Awards

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 24, 2023

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced on May 19 that 31 trail organizations, communities and various land-managing agencies throughout Montana will receive Montana Trail Stewardship Grant Program (MTSGP) grant awards for their projects in 2023. The Trail Stewardship Grant Program provides funds for the development, renovation and maintenance of land for recreational trails. Fifty-one MTSGP applications were received this year from a variety of eligible applicants, including federal and state agencies, towns, cities, counties, private clubs a...

  • Glasgow High School Students Mason Swenson and Chase Tarum Earn National Awards

    For the Courier|May 24, 2023

    Glasgow High School is excited to announce two students are being recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView in the sixth Annual Community Service Awards. This program, open to all U.S. students, has been designed to connect student community service activities, skill development, and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. The Kroger Co. is presenting the fourth annual Zero Hero Awards to students for taking action to...

  • Districts . . . Divisionals . . . Off To State!

    May 24, 2023

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  • World No Tobacco Day

    May 24, 2023

    Dear Editor, Every year on May 31, World Health Organization and its partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide. The theme of this year's World No Tobacco Day campaign is "Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship." Tobacco addiction is...

  • Taking On China To Defend Our Montana Way Of Life

    May 24, 2023

    Dear Editor, With the weather finally warming up here for spring time, I've been spending a lot of time out on my tractor finishing up planting. Every year, I plant my fields with crops like wheat, barley, peas, and millet. The days are long – Sharla and I start early in the morning and work late until the job is done – but as Montanans know, hard work is rewarding and always reminds us how lucky we are to live here in Montana. Our Montana way of life is what makes us The Last Best Place, and...

  • Gov. Gianforte Issues Executive Order Declaring Flooding Disaster

    For the Courier|May 24, 2023

    On May 16, Governor Greg Gianforte issued an executive order declaring a statewide disaster in response to flooding in northeast, western, and south central Montana. “Runoff from recent rainfall and snowmelt has compromised critical infrastructure and roads in Montana,” Gov. Gianforte said. “This order will help impacted communities rebuild and get back on their feet.” Beginning on April 10, 2023, a combination of rainfall and high temperatures causing snowmelt led to major flooding along the Milk River and its tributaries in northeast Montana...

  • Placement Of Flags On Veterans' Grave Sites

    For the Courier

    Saturday May 27, we will again be placing flags on all veterans’ grave sites at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow recognizing their service to our country. We will meet across from the Veteran’s Monument just up from the entrance at 9 a.m. Gary Fast will again escort the flags to the cemetery in his restored Army Jeep and trailer. Please come prepared with a screwdriver or some such instrument to make holes with to make it easier to put the flags in the ground. List of grave sites and area assignments will be given to the volunteers. Vol... Full story

  • Transit Services Second Sunday Of Each FPST Play

    For the Courier

    Valley County Transit will be providing transportation to the Fort Peck Summer Theatre every second Sunday of each play: June 4, June 25, July 16, Aug. 6 and Aug. 27. Call Valley County Transit at 228-TRIP (8747) to reserve your seat and for more information.... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    May 24, 2023

    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. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Events are also listed below. P... Full story

  • Donald "Don" Wayne Watterud

    May 24, 2023

    Donald "Don" Wayne Watterud, 84, peacefully passed into eternity at his home on Monday, May 15, 2023, just shy of his 85th birthday. A Celebration of Life will be held at Dokken-Nelson in Bozeman, Mont., on Monday, June 5, at 1 p.m., with a reception following at the May residence at 250 Red Fox Lane. Don was born May 26, 1938, to Lester and Vernice Watterud in Glasgow, Mont., and resided in Bozeman, with his wife Elaine. Don graduated from Opheim High School and continued his education at Los... Full story

  • Gary Lynn Frazier

    May 24, 2023

    Gary Lynn Frazier, 78, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. A graveside service with military honors will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 27, at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Mont., with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Born Aug. 23, 1943, to Harold and Mabel (Smith) Frazier. He spent most of his younger years on Hungary Creek, south of Frazer, Mont. He went to grade school in Frazer and country school out south of Frazer. His freshman and sophomore years were spent in Wolf Poin... Full story

  • Linda Kay Bellon

    May 24, 2023

    After a short illness, Linda Kay (Warrick) Bellon passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. A vigil will be held for Linda, 6 p.m., Thursday, May 25, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Nashua, Mont. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m., Friday, May 26, at Queen of Angels with Father Jose officiating. Burial will take place in Nashua Cemetery and a luncheon will follow at the Nashua Senior Center. Linda was born to Brian and Frances Warrick on... Full story

  • Phyllis L. Fuhrman

    May 24, 2023

    Phyllis L. Fuhrman, age 92, of Larslan, Mont., passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in Glasgow, Mont. A Celebration of Life will take place at 2 p.m., on Sunday, July 16, at the Bell Mortuary. A luncheon will follow at the Cottonwood Inn. A full obituary will be printed at a later date.... Full story

  • Gary Dahl

    May 24, 2023

    Gary Dahl, 82, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Sunday, May 21, 2023. Services are pending and Bell Mortuary is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.... Full story

  • Gordon Reimche Services

    May 24, 2023

    Gordon Reimche, 84, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow. Gordon’s memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 27, at Bell Mortuary with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating.... Full story

  • Valley County Graduates of Carroll College 2023

    For the Courier|May 24, 2023

    On May 13, Carroll College conferred degrees on 313 graduates of the class of 2023 during its 113th commencement ceremony held in Nelson Stadium. Valley County graduates included Brett Glaser, of Glasgow, who graduated Cum Laude in business: management and marketing; and Brooke Westby, of Opheim, who graduated Magna Cum Laude in nursing. To be eligible for graduation honors, a Carroll student must complete 60 hours of coursework at Carroll and graduate with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.50. The three levels of honors are...

  • MSGA Delivers Steaks To Governor Gianforte to Celebrate National Beef Month

    For the Courier|May 24, 2023

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) made a special delivery to the Governor’s office in the Montana Capitol May 17 to celebrate National Beef Month. MSGA delivered a platter of Reminisce Angus Beef ribeye steaks for the Governor and first lady to enjoy. “May is a great month to share the story of beef production. We are excited to celebrate ranchers who work hard each day to raise and care for cattle while preserving the land and environment, all while feeding the world,” MSGA Executive Vice President Raylee Honeycutt. “We hope the Gia...

  • USDA Offers Livestock Disaster Program Flexibilities; Responds to Needs Expressed by Producers Hard-Hit by Drought and Winter Storms Program

    USDA, For the Courier|May 24, 2023

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has provided additional flexibilities and further enhanced disaster recovery assistance provided by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock Honeybees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP), Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) in response to needs expressed by livestock producers in the western U.S. who have experienced significant feed, forage, animal and infrastructure loss from preexisting, long-term drought conditions further compounded by unprecedented snowfall and w...

  • Grassroots Efforts, Bipartisan Cooperation Create Montana Soil Health Week

    For the Courier|May 24, 2023

    A new resolution was signed into law on May 12 that will designate the first week of April as Montana Soil Health Week and the first Wednesday in April as Montana Soil Health Day. The weeklong celebration is designed to raise awareness about how healthy soils can increase crop yields, strengthen food security, create greater climate resiliency, and improve nutrition. Soil Health Day and Week will also provide an opportunity to highlight the work of farmers, ranchers, gardeners, agencies, and organizations that are stewarding soil health across...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 24, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, May 22, 2023 The newest member of the Glasgow School Board, Mona Amundson, was sworn in at the May 15 meeting. Board Chairman Alison Molvig and Vice Chair Patt Etchart were re-elected to their offices and Kelly Doornek was re-appointed clerk of the board. The Glasgow City Council heard some encouraging words about the old Magruder property, better known as Red Rock Plaza or the Farmer's Market on the Fort Peck Highway. Long delinquent on taxes, it has not been accepted...

  • What Should You Expect From Your Investments?

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|May 24, 2023

    To help achieve your financial goals, you may need to invest in the financial markets throughout your life. However, at times your investment expectations may differ from actual returns, triggering a variety of emotions. So, what are reasonable expectations to have about your investments? Ideally, you hope that your investment portfolio will eventually help you meet your goals, both your short-term ones, such as a cross-country vacation, and the long-term ones, such as a comfortable retirement. But your expectations may be affected by several...

  • Getting (Some) Things Done

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|May 24, 2023

    As I once remarked to my mother-in-law, there is always, always, ALWAYS more work to be done. I also once asked the in-laws, "Why are we working? Simply to work? Or is it in order to be able to go and do things and to enjoy this life?" So, anyway, I've done some work. I've been able to do some things and I've been enjoying some life. On Tuesday, we re-started seeding the wheat crop. I'd helped get things moved to the field and then helped fill the air seeder. Then I headed to town: the women's g...

  • Mother's Day Voice Students' Spring Program

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 24, 2023

    In what has become a yearly tradition, Colleen Thompson's voice students put on a performance on Mother's Day, May 14, at the Methodist Church to showcase all they have been working on throughout the year....

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