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  • Commissioners Approve FNP And Health Officer

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 31, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on May 17 in the Board of County Commissioners, located inside the Valley County Courthouse. The meeting’s agenda included signing the Provider of Record Agreement, signing the agreement to provide planning medical services and the signing of the Health Officer Agreement. During the meeting, the Commissioners approved the Provider of Record Agreement between Michelle Ozark, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and the Valley County Health Department as well as approved the agreement f...

  • Two VC Athletes Soar At NAIA National Championships

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 31, 2023

    The collegiate Track and Field season wrapped up this past weekend, May 24-26, at the NAIA National Championships in Marion, Ind. Two Valley County students, Brett Glaser, of Glasgow, and Kaitlyn McColly, of Hinsdale, were top finishers in their respective sports. Sophomore at Dickinson State, McColly became the first athlete in Dickinson State history to bring home a national championship in the Women's Haptathlon after she won the event on May 25. She started the competition strong, winning...

  • Graduation 2023

    May 31, 2023

  • Two Arrested In Glasgow Involving Possession And Distribution Of Dangerous Drugs

    Sheriff Tom Boyer, For the Courier|May 31, 2023

    During the early morning hours on May 26, the Valley County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Glasgow Police Department and additional support from the Eastern Montana Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at a residence in Glasgow. Two arrests were made pertaining to possession and distribution of dangerous drugs. Methamphetamine was recovered during the search of the residence. The investigation is active and ongoing. If you have information related to drug activity you are encouraged to contact law enforcement at 4...

  • Opheim's Annual Memorial Day Program

    Janet Bailey, For the Courier|May 31, 2023

    The Charles Carignan American Legion Post of Opheim held the annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Opheim Community Church. The opening blessing was given by Commander of the Post Virgil Nelson followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by all in attendance. The Star-Spangled Banner was sung by all, accompanied by pianist Mary Honrud. Nelson introduced the guest speaker, Bob Bergstrom. Bergstrom was born in Opheim, attended all 12 grades of school in Opheim graduating in 1958....

  • Tort Reform Lowers Costs on Small Businesses

    Commissioner Troy Downing, For The Courier|May 31, 2023

    Dear Editor, As the Montana Insurance Commissioner, I am often asked about high premiums in certain lines of insurance. One example is rising premiums in wildfire risk areas. This makes intuitive sense − if the risk of fire and loss is higher, the premium increases to ensure the insurance company can cover their potential losses. An area of insurance that is not always as obvious is liability coverage. In public policy, it is important the law addresses damages to someone when there is o...

  • Attorney General Knudsen Sues Avid Telecom Over Illegal Robocalls

    For the Courier|May 31, 2023

    Attorney General Knudsen and nearly 50 attorneys general from across the country filed a lawsuit against a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company that helped facilitate more than 20 million spam robocalls to Montana phone numbers between December 2018 and January 2023, he announced on May 24. Many of the calls transmitted allegedly involved various types of scams. The coalition filed the lawsuit on May 23 against Michael D. Lansky, LLC, which does business under the name Avid Telecom, and c...

  • Buckle Up, Montana: Law Enforcement Increasing Patrols for National Mobilization

    For the Courier|May 31, 2023

    Local law enforcement and the Montana Highway Patrol are increasing patrols and presence during the end of May and beginning of June as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s "Click It or Ticket" Enforcement mobilization. While non-seat belt use is a secondary offense in Montana, wearing a seat belt is still required by law. Seat belts are one of the most effective ways to increase your chance of survival in a crash, reducing the risk of death for a front seat...

  • Montana Unemployment Maintains Historic Low

    For the Courier|May 31, 2023

    Montana's unemployment rate remained at a historic, all-time low of 2.3 percent for the second consecutive month, Governor Greg Gianforte announced on May 19. Total employment and labor force in Montana reached all-time highs, growing by more than 1,400 jobs and some 1,200 workers respectively. "Montanans work hard to earn a living, own or rent a home, raise their family, and achieve the American dream," Gov. Gianforte said. "Today's jobs report continues to show our pro-jobs, pro-family, pro-bu...

  • Darlene Joyce Christenson

    May 31, 2023

    Darlene Joyce Christenson, of Billings, Mont., passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, from complications of Parkinson's. She was 83 years old. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m., at First Methodist Church in Glasgow, Mont. Darlene was born April 10, 1939, in Martinsville, Mont., near Fort Peck, Mont. She married Dale Christenson in December 1956. They lived in Glasgow, where they started their family. In 1968 they moved to Billings, Mont., to seek better employment op...

  • Rosie Jeannette Rosencrans

    May 31, 2023

    Rosie Jeannette (Larsen) Rosencrans passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in North Newton, Kan. Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Hinsdale, Mont., Thursday, June 8, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating. Luncheon will follow at Region Hall, Hinsdale. She was born in Malta, Mont., on March 27, 1941, to Lars Marius Larsen and Hazel Rose (Young) Larsen. After graduation she married Lawrence George Rosencrans on Nov. 9, 1960. To this union were born four children, Amy...

  • Bonnie Jean Kimball

    May 31, 2023

    Bonnie (Dostert) Kimball, age 80, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Mont. There are no services planned at this time for Bonnie. They will be announced at a later date. Bonnie Jean was born in Oakland, Calif., on Feb. 26, 1943, to parents Vernon and Thelma (Hopstad) Dostert. The family returned to Nashua, Mont., where she graduated from high school, then enrolled at Montana State University in Bozeman. In 1965, she married David Miller and to this...

  • Eldon R. Lee

    May 31, 2023

    Eldon R. Lee, 71, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023. Services are pending until later this summer. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com....

  • Still Busy

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|May 31, 2023

    There's been a lot more work completed up here this past week, some in the garden and some in the house. And, of course, as mentioned last week, there's still more to be done. The goldfinches are voracious. I'm having to refill the feeders almost daily. We have eight set up around the place, but three of those don't see much action. The birdbaths (four) get rinsed out and refilled almost as often. As soon as I washed windows and installed our two air conditioners, it started a cycle of rains....

  • Miller Wins Class B Boys Javelin

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 31, 2023

    Glasgow's boys team scored 41 team points for sixth place at the MHSA Class B State Meet in Butte this past weekend while the girls scored 32 points to tie with Conrad for sixth place. The Scottie boys hit 10 new personal records and one season record while making nine podium appearances. The girls also had nine showings on the podium, while setting two new personal records. Vaughn Miller was the only Scottie to win an event this year. The junior won the boys javelin with a season record throw...

  • Hambira, Pierre and 4x100 Relay Team Win at State

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|May 31, 2023

    The Lustre Christian boys track team scored 40 points at the MHSA Class C State track meet in Laurel this past weekend to earn fourth place. The Lions had five podium appearances with three first-place medals and five new personal records. The 4x100 relay team was first to top the podium. Terran Joseph, Johnslee Pierre, Braden Ewing and Jasiah Hambira took first with a time of 43.85, nearly a full second than their prior best time of 44.83 at the Norm Girard North/East Top 10 Meet in Glasgow May...

  • Opheim's Taylor Takes Gold

    May 31, 2023

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events

    May 31, 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. Come see the Fort Peck I...

  • May 31, 2023

  • Glasgow City-County Library Presents Summer Reading Program: All Together Now

    For the Courier

    Readers of all ages will work together as Glasgow City-County Library presents “All Together Now” during their summer library program Tuesday, June 20 through Tuesday, July 18. The program is open to all ages with come & go programs, reading challenges and prize drawings. Activities may include songs, group games, crafts, art projects and more. Registration for “All Together Now” begins online on Thursday, June 1. You may also register and pick up your packets starting on Thursday, June 15, at the Glasgow City-County Library, where there w...

  • Still More Chances to See Hank Williams: Lost Highway

  • Application Deadline For Antelope and B Licenses June 1

    For the Courier

    Hunters have until June 1 to apply for antelope licenses as well as elk and deer B licenses. All applications must be done online or at an FWP office. Don’t wait until the last minute, get it done now. Simply click here. Elk and deer B licenses and archery-only antelope licenses will be drawn mid-June, but general antelope licenses won’t be drawn until later in the summer after biologists do counts and determine the number of licenses to issue. If you haven’t already downloaded the MyFWP mobile app, now is a great time to do so. This conve...

  • Yesterdays Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley, The Courier|May 31, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, May 29, 2013 If you were in it like Glasgow was Saturday evening, the hail storm was bad. But only some of the areas were hit while most others escaped. Glasgow was subjected to a heavy downpour that turned into pea-size and larger hail after 7 p.m. Escorted by kilt clad junior honor students, they walked in two by two, the Glasgow High School graduation class of 2013, the white-robed girls carrying red flowers, the boys in red wearing white boutonnieres. The Glasgow...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Report

    For the Courier|May 31, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of May 25 show 527 cattle sold with cows and bulls steady to strong. Utility and commercial cows brought in $95 to $112; canner and cutter cows $80 to $95; young feeding/turnout cows $112 to $183; bulls $115 to $133; four to six year old pairs $2,425 to $2,850 (black and red cows with Char. cross calves at side). Thursday, June 1, is the Cow/Calf Pair Special and All Class Cattle Auction. Friday, June 2 is the catalog deadline for first Northern Video Auction of the Season. With the outstanding...

  • Western Valley 4-H Club

    Zora Holt, For the Courier|May 31, 2023

    The Western Valley 4-H Club held our May meeting and annual Theony Cemetery clean-up on May 19. Michael Ketchum, Linden Holt, Cooper Albus, Broc McColly, and I were the only members able to make it. LaMae and Steve Lacock joined us and fed us after the clean-up. Historically, the cemetery has suffered from a cactus infestation, but over the years we have been able to cut back on the cactus quite a bit. As usual, our May meeting was rather unorganized, due to the absence of our President, Vice...

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