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  • 2015 Graduates Start A New Chapter

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    "We have a great town here, and you are a part of the story," Superintendent Bob Connors said at the 2015 graduation on Sunday, May 24. Parents, family and friends gathered to watch the class walk the aisle, and step into the next chapter in their lives. School Board Trustee Alison Molvig gave honors to teacher Hope Jones during the ceremony. Jones has served as a teacher for 25 years as a special education, social studies, reading, math and alternative school teacher. Molvig read a letter from...

  • What Does Memorial Day Mean To You?

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    Memorial Day services were held all around the county this week. The ceremony in Glasgow that took place at the Glasgow Civic Center focused on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Master of Ceremony Joe Yeoman gave the address to the small crowd that gathered to honor the fallen. Yeoman started out explaining some history behind the holiday that began when a group of women decided a special day was needed to honor the fallen. But he posed a question to the crowd, "what does Memorial Day mean to...

  • Glasgow's Housing Crunch Continues

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    It's been months of meetings and gathering information, but earlier this month the committee set to look at possibly purchasing Valley Court, a low income housing building on the 1100 block of 2nd Ave. S. in Glasgow. The meetings began in January, with Mayor Becky Erickson looking into the building in October. The building has 12 apartments that hold low-income housing through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The current owner of the building is looking to sell out, or end his...

  • Teenager Survives Gunshot to Head

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    Tragedy struck about 13 miles north of Frazer on Lustre Road on Sunday, May 24. Roosevelt County received a 911 call around 6 a.m. from a 16-year-old girl who said she had been shot in the head and her father had shot himself. Raymond Rahn had been struggling as his wife battled cancer. Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier said that Roosevelt County contacted Valley County after sending officers to the location. The sheriff and two other deputies responded to the scene. The victim and Rahn were transported to Wolf Point for medical treatment. Rahn...

  • Man Killed in Accident at Hinsdale School

    The Courier|May 27, 2015

    Fifty-three-year-old Bradley Palmer of Hinsdale was found dead under a three-point hitch mower deck behind the Hinsdale School May 19 at 1:44 p.m. He had been working for the school district since early winter as the maintenance and groundskeeper. It appeared Palmer was doing maintenance on the mower when the blocking collapsed, killing him instantly, according to Sheriff Glen Meier. The cause of the collapse is still unknown. Palmer was found when an employee of the Hinsdale School went to find him after he failed to appear at the school for l...

  • Drug Busts in Opheim, St. Marie

    James Walling, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    Brian James Wiese of Opheim was arrested by officers from the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force and the Valley County Sheriff’s Department May 18 on criminal possession of dangerous drugs charges for methamphetamine (felony) and marijuana (misdemeanor), He is also charged with criminal possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor). As of print time, Wiese is being held in the Valley County Detention Center on $5,000 bail. On the evening of May 22, the Tri-County Drug Task Force and Valley County Sheriff’’s Department arrested Wesley William Cooke...

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  • Police Find Drugs in Stolen Vehicle

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    According to the dispatch report and a press release from the Glasgow Police Department, dispatch received a call on Thursday, May 21 of a vehicle on the way towards Glasgow on Hwy. 2. The vehicle was observed heading west with three occupants, later identified as Joseph Michael Malinowski, Ciera Marie Carr and Sara Jane Dauphinais. The vehicle was stopped by law enforcement near Newton Motors and Shopko and a search was conducted by the Glasgow Police Department and the Montana Highway Patrol. During the search seven grams of crystal...

  • Deadlines Continue at Noon on Mondays

    May 27, 2015

    The Courier has moved up its deadline to Mondays at noon in order to keep things on schedule and so you can continue to keep seeing color on our pages. The Monday-at-noon deadline will continue from here on as the Courier adjusts to changes. Be sure to drop your photos, stories, ads and content by the office at 341 3rd Ave. S. or email to [email protected] If you have any questions call us at 406-228-9301.... Full story

  • Locals to be Featured in "Wall-Eyed" Fishing Report

    May 27, 2015

    FWP Information and Education Program Manager for Region 6 Marc Kloker (left) and Lakeridge Motel and Tackle owner Gene Moore will provide expertise and insights into area fishing beginning next week. Our own novice sportsman James Walling will write the regular feature with their assistance. Look for it in the sports section.... Full story

  • A Question of Style

    James Walling, Notes from the Editor|May 27, 2015

    Our controversial contributor Virgil Vaupel is well known for his curmudgeonly tales spiced with vitriolic viewpoints. I've been here less than a month and there is much we disagree about already. You'll read plenty about that in columns to come. Since he sounds off this week on a subject about which we largely agree (shocker!), I'm taking the opportunity to talk about how much I admire the guy. During a recent lunch at the Cottonwood, Mr. Vaupel raised the bar on my estimation of his talents. For starters, he introduced me to a journalism...

  • The Lang Report

    Mike Lang--Montana State Representative|May 27, 2015

    The 64th Montana Legislature is almost in the books. History will formulate the decisions that were made into a true factual scenarios. I enjoyed the session. Yes there were long hours, steep learning curves, enduring decisions, and I supported and objected to bills that I feel are best for my constituents and Montana. Some have become law and many have not. There were 1,187 bills introduced, 592 died in the Senate and/or the House. The Governor has had the final say on the remaining 595 bills. I served on three House committees this session....

  • Reader Commentary

    May 27, 2015

    Hi! You asked our opinion about astrology or astronomy, and I vote for astronomy hands down! Astrology is either totally fake, or of Satan. Astronomy is marveling at God's wonders. Thanks so much for asking! P.S. Thank you for getting rid of a lot of the typos in the paper! It is much more pleasant to read." -Janet Eidson To Virgil Vaupel: "Truth and humor combined, I like it. We seem to be on the same page most of the time." -Brian Westberg...

  • Thanks For Listening

    Virgil Vaupel|May 27, 2015

    In today’s society it seems language skills have gone out the window with the baby's bathwater. TV and the movies are teaching the young certain words and phrases they shouldn't be hearing at their age. Mom and dad are using words that would make a drunken sailor blush uncaring about whose little ears are in earshot so it's no wonder America's youth has trouble communicating without profanity. I heard a young mother of three drop the f-bomb as a noun, verb and adjective all in the same sentence. I was impressed to say the least. That said, p...

  • Alfreda Drabbs

    May 27, 2015

    Alfreda (Sigg) Drabbs, 93, died Sunday, May 17, 2015. A gathering for friends and family will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, July 3, at the home of Frank and Khristi Drabbs at 424 S 2nd Ave. East in Malta. She was the second of seven children born on June 10, 1921, to Alfred and Eleanor Sigg, near Joliet. She attended school in Joliet, and then the Montana State College in Bozeman, graduating in 1943. She was proud of the fact that she worked at the Fish Hatchery in Yellowstone National Park for a s...

  • Bradley Dean Palmer

    May 27, 2015

    Bradley Dean Palmer, 53, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Hinsdale, Mont. He was born on Oct. 21, 1961, to Terry and Marian Palmer in Glasgow. He attended grade school through graduation in Hinsdale and graduated in 1980. He worked in the Hinsdale area until attending Billings Vo-Tech, receiving a HVAC degree. He then worked in Billings for a refrigeration business as well as working throughout Montana and South Dakota. He became certified in asbestos abatement and was very proud of his...

  • Scottie Boys Bring Home Third Place

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    Eight-hundred and thirty-eight miles, 22 athletes, seven coaches, two managers and one Scottie cruiser. That's just part of what it takes to attend a state track meet. Coach Tim Phillips and his crew of coaches and athletes made the trek across the state to Kalispell to do just that. They were followed sporadically by a caravan of family and friends hoping to cheer the Scotties on to victory. Former coach John Labonty spent both days at the meet as well – to the delight of most every athlete o...

  • Scottie Softball Exits State Tournament Early

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    It wasn't the outcome they had hoped for. The team that has built success from powerful bats found itself outhit by their Western Montana opponents. Adding a few costly errors into the mix, the Glasgow softball team exited the state tournament in Belgrade on day two. The Scotties dropped the first game to Florence-Carlton 11-1. They stayed alive by narrowly beating Eastern 4-seed Shepherd 8-6 in an extra inning, then lost out of the double elimination to the eventual second-place team, Ronan,...

  • Reds 2, Richland County Patriots 3

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    The Glasgow Reds baseball team lost a friendly pickup game in Sidney on May 20. The Reds got on board first with one run at the top of the second inning. Sidney answered back with one in the fourth and two in the fifth inning. Reds scored again in the sixth, but did not mount enough offense to turn the tide. Reds Ryan Padden pitched four innings and struck out two, while Jake Kolstad pitched two innings, striking out one. They walked four and yielded only two hits. However, with one error made b...

  • Catfish Classic Tournament Returns for 16th Year In Glasgow

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    Not only a local favorite fishing tournament, but Brenner Flaten, who has helped run and organize the event every year for 16 years, says it’s one of the top five fishing events in the nation. The tournament is so popular that Flaten said the tournament for this year was full 358 days before the tournament began. Coming to Glasgow for the weekend will be 80 two-person teams who will have eight hours to catch the biggest catfish they can grab in the local Milk River. The Milk River Catfish Classic is one of four circuit tournaments under the M...

  • FWP Seeking Public Comment on Changes in Fishing Regulation

    Bonnie Davidson, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) have been making their rounds along the Hi-Line looking for public comment and questions on a few regulation changes. Comments need to be in by May 31. They made their stop in Glasgow last week and explained that there weren’t a lot of big changes in the works, and that has made for a fairly quiet public commenting period this year. Changes in our area, Region 6, include specifying more clearly the waters where use of live bait is allowed, prohibiting bow fishing for shortnose gar in the Fort Peck D...

  • Cinema Roundup: Origins and Afterthoughts

    D.K. Holm, For The Courier|May 27, 2015

    Both movies at Valley Cinemas are held over this week, which gives us a chance to catch up before the next onslaught of big, new releases. So here are addenda to last week's previews of Tomorrowland and Poltergeist. The predictable knock against the remake of Poltergeist is that it's unnecessary, there being nothing wrong with the 1982 original. But have those who argue this point seen that old film recently? Even at the time the acting was obviously uneven, the special effects were poor, and th...

  • Fort Peck Theatre Ready for Patsy

    James Walling, The Courier|May 27, 2015

    The built-in audience for theatre in this community is an extraordinary thing. Crowds fill the 975-seat theatre in Fort Peck consistently and contentedly. It just isn't like that elsewhere. The only thing that could be better in the way of audience participation can be summed up in a sentence: Don't miss the first show. In any case, the production team behind this current season certainly earns their keep. With a new show every three weeks through Sept. 6, the workload involved would be taxing...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events In Our Area

    May 27, 2015

    FRIDAY – SUNDAY MAY 29 – 31 “Always ... Patsy Cline” at Fort Peck Summer Theatre. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m. For tickets or reservations call 228-9216. MONDAY – JUNE 1 6 p.m. - Heirloom Quilters' potluck meeting in the Glasgow Senior Center. WEDNESDAY – JUNE 3 1-6 p.m. A Red Cross Blood clinic at the First Lutheran Church at 415 Johnson Street in Wolf Point. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED C...