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  • Rockets Fly While Eggs Drop at GMS

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    Mr. Wade Nelson's eighth-graders tested Newton's Law of Gravity, while Ms. Julie Walsh's sixth-graders – along with Irle fifth-graders - attempted to defy it on May 30. The results were nothing short of astronomical. The egg drop showed off ingenuity by challenging the students to design a contraption that would protect an egg from a fall of roughly two stories. Some resembled palm trees and dynamite while others were as simple as padded boxes and watermelons. Against many expectations, the e...

  • Fire Burns Stoop, Scars House on Northside

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    A small fire ignited May 31 just after noon when a cigarette fell between the front steps and the house. The burning butt then ignited straw that was packed in under the steps and smoldered until fire crews arrived to extinguish the dry, smoldering fuel. According to Chief of the Glasgow Fire Department, Brandon Brunelle, the blaze was put out within 10 minutes of crews being on scene. Fourteen firefighters and four units from both GFD and Long Run Fire responded along with assistance from the...

  • Youth Tourney Snags Nice Crowd, Large Fish

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    Area youth gathered to challenge their fishing skills at Home Run Pond over the weekend. On June 1, kids of all ages spent the day at the Walleyes Unlimited youth fishing tournament attempting to snag any variety of fish, from carp and bullheads to rainbow trout, and with a freshly stocked pond, the bite was on. The weather could not have been more perfect for fishing, with a slightly warm day, overcast skies and only a slight southerly wind blowing over the water. According to Mary Humbert with...

  • GPD Warns Against Weedy Lots

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    The Glasgow Police Department is warning residents that they will begin enforcing City Ordinance No. 936 this week. The ordinance is intended to prevent nuisance weeds and unkept lots inside the city limits. The ordinance requires residents prevent unkept vegetation from reaching a height in excess of eight inches. This applies to grass, weeds and unkept vegetation. “Nuisance Weeds defined: are all weeds, grass, and uncared for vegetation growing to a height in excess of eight (8) inches on premises located within the city [sic],” reads the...

  • VCCF Passes the $224K Mark With 2019 Grants

    Cindy Markle, For the Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    The dollar figures $224,412 and $33,389 don’t have much in common but to the Valley County Community Foundation, they are very significant. The $33,389 granted this year is the largest annual amount given since the first grants in 2000. That figure brought the total amount of grants given to $224,412. “These grants mean a lot to efforts in Valley County,” said Doris Leader who chairs the board of directors. “Many projects are completed, enhanced, or totally funded with VCCF dollars.” VCCF awards grants to projects or programs that are for c...

  • Thank You to the Great People of Montana

    Jun 5, 2019

    Dear Editor, A couple of weeks ago, I had a Letter to the Editor published in this newspaper. It said that I was doing a state report on Montana and asked you to send me some information. Your response was overwhelming! I have tried my best to send a personal thank you to everyone, but if you sent something and have not received a personal letter, please know how much I appreciate the time, thought, effort, and money that you took to help me with my project. I learned so much, and I will never...

  • V.C. Art Contest Winners Announced

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    The winners of the Valley County Courthouse Beautification Art Contest have been announced. After sorting through and judging 27 entries from Valley County youth, the commissioners decided on two winners. The decision to select two winners rather than one, came as the commissioners were unable to eliminate either of the two winners. As a result, the commissioners chose to undertake two separate sculptors to grace the grounds. The winners are Abigail Olfert and Cassidy Greene. The contest...

  • The BergHouse Opens for Business

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    Glasgow is home to a brand new food truck, The BergHouse, which made its inaugural appearance this past weekend at the 20th Annual Milk River Catfish Classic. Shawn Bergstrom and Seth Morehouse have teamed up to offer the area another option for dining on the go at special events. On Friday night, May 31, they were set up beside Alley's Palace offering five options on their menu. The crowd lined up to choose from a 406 Philly, Gonzo, Alley Dog, Plain Ol' Dog, and Cajun Shrimp Street Tacos....

  • Rider Bernice Ende Embarks on Multi-State Speaking Tour

    For the Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    Bernice Ende, in collaboration with Farcountry Press and her publicity team, is pleased to announce The Lady Long Rider Speaking Tour. The ambitious presentation tour will occur over eight months, span 18 (+) states, and retrace multiple legs of Ende’s most celebrated long rides. The tour will conclude with a long ride in the northeastern U.S. Along the way, Ende will promote her new memoir, Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback. She will be making a stop in Glasgow at the Valley Ridgerunners on Sunday, June 9. Burgers and drinks w... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jun 5, 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 is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the end of September. Powerhouse tours are available at regular times daily through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Both are free. Call 406-526-3493 for more information. WEDNESDAY – JUNE 5 5 p.m. - Rabies Clinic at the Opheim fire hall provided by the staff of the Valley Veterinary Clinic of Glasgow. 5:30 p.m. - Valley County Planning B... Full story

  • Opheim STUCO Breakfast

    Jay Taylor, For the Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    The Opheim Student Council will be offering an “All You Can Eat” pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 30, at the Outpost Café in Opheim. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until noon. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. The breakfast is being held to raise funds for student activities for the 2019-2020 school year. The Student Council often provides funds for trips and other activities throughout the school year. The breakfast is scheduled for the morning of the Opheim Rodeo, and the students hope to see ever... Full story

  • Jack M. Anderson

    Jun 5, 2019

    Jack M. Anderson passed away January 2019 with his family by his side. He joined his beloved wife, Betty, Jan. 19 at the resting place they had chosen in western Washington. Jack was born at a homestead near Saco, Mont., in the spring of 1923. Home was his mother's homestead near the junction of Square Creek and Timber Creek in south Valley County. His mother, Josephine Goldman, filed on the homestead in 1918 and married Jack's father, McKee, later that day. McKee had patented his homestead... Full story

  • Margaret 'Peggy' E. Pattison

    Jun 5, 2019

    Margaret "Peggy" E. (Donovan) Pattison, 98, passed away Monday May 27, 2019, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. She was born in Cohoes, N.Y., Oct. 21, 1920, to William and Ruth (Hartley) Donovan. She was destined to leave the East Coast when she met a handsome young Army officer, Bill Pattison from Glasgow. After a variety of assignments in the east, southeast and the birth of their daughter, Karen, in Austin, Texas, they made their way home to Glasgow. Peggy did substitute... Full story

  • Donald 'Don' Plouffe

    Jun 5, 2019

    Donald "Don" Plouffe, 85, of Saco, Mont., passed away the afternoon of Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Glasgow, Mont. Don was born June 13, 1933, in Malta, Mont., to Louis and Mabel (Homeier) Plouffe. He was raised and educated in the East Strater Community and helped on the family farm. Don was working on a seismograph crew when he met his best friend and lifetime love, Nellie McNamara. Don was united in marriage to Nellie on Nov. 1, 1953; the couple celebrated their 65th anniversary last year. To... Full story

  • Wayne Donovan

    Jun 5, 2019

    Wayne Edward Donovan was born Dec. 31, 1941, to Mavis and Don Donovan, of Larslan Mont., joining a brother, Robert. Later, brothers Victor and Kelly completed the family. Wayne graduated from Opheim High School, in Opheim, Mont., in 1960, attended college in Billings, Mont., and Spokane, Wash., and then returned to Montana. In 1964, he joined the Navy, married Karen Biem, of Opheim, and went to Tennessee for boot camp. He was then stationed at the 11th Navel District in San Diego, Calif. After... Full story

  • Donald 'Donny' James Helgeson

    Jun 5, 2019

    Donald "Donny" James Helgeson was born Jan. 30, 1955, at Glasgow, Mont. His parents were James O. and Imojean (Fuhrman) Helgeson. Donny passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home at Big Sandy Activity Center, in Big Sandy, Mont., on Monday, May 27, 2019, at the age of 64. Donny spent his younger years being doted on by his family. His parents were primary care keepers and loved him dearly. His aunts stepped in and spent many hours helping his mother when he needed constant care. His... Full story

  • Corbin Francis See

    Jun 5, 2019

    Corbin Francis See passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow, Mont. Private services will be held at a later date. Corbin was born to Missouri Benjamin and Emma (Gaetzke) See on July 8, 1925, in Hinsdale, Mont. He attended school in Hinsdale and went into the Navy in 1943, serving in the South Pacific until his discharge in 1946. Corbin married Alice Joyce Nelson Oct. 14, 1951, and they had seven sons. Corbin farmed and ranched... Full story

  • Soil Health Workshop to Be Held on June 26

    Lih-An Yang, For the Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    Nicole Masters, founder and soil educator of Integrity Soils, Inc. based in New Zealand, will present a workshop on increasing profit on farms with soil health. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 26, at the Pioneer Museum in Glasgow. Topics include reducing inputs, lifting your bottom line, paying it forward with soil health, and building resilience during climate uncertainty. The workshop will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Museum, and conclude with observation of roots, soil and water in the field around... Full story

  • 'Lend Me A Tenor' Opens Fort Peck Theatre's 50th Year

    For the Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    Back by popular demand, Lend Me a Tenor, a multi-Tony Award winner, opens Fort Peck Summer Theatre’s 50th season. A legendary farce, set in 1934 at the famous Cleveland Grand Opera Company, this side-splitting comedy features mistaken identity, revolving doors, over-the-top opera personas, and of course a love story! The production is directed by former FPST Artistic Director John Rausch, whose many credits with the company include directing Lend Me a Tenor during the 25th anniversary season. According to current Artistic Director Andy M...

  • Cooking and Cleaning

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    First things first: I’d taken a wheatberry salad to the Memorial Day program in Opheim. The American Legion Auxiliary, of which I’m a (not very active) member provides the meal after the program. A couple of the other (more active) members requested the recipe. Of course I didn’t have it with me, so I promised to share it via this column. One remarked she hadn’t had a wheatberry salad since her mother made them when she was young, so good memories were stirred. Sweet Wheatberry Salad 2 C raw wheat 1 C pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 1 C chopped...

  • Lockwood Keynotes Sports Banquet, Accolades Announced

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    The Scottie All-Sports Banquet was held May 28 at the St. Raphael's gym. An estimated 300 student athletes and their supporters attended and enjoyed a meal sponsored by the Scottie Booster Club. GHS alum and state champion wrestler Jim Lockwood was the keynote speaker for the evening and he delivered an inspiring message about diversity and acceptance. GHS Activities Director Brenner Flaten emceed the event, which was puncuated by season summaries and awards presented by each sport's coaching staff. The following athletes were recognized...

  • Reds Kick Off Season

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    The Glasgow Reds were defeated by the Glendive Blue Devils in their first game of the 2019 season, 7-3. The game was the first of a double header held at Bill Conners Field on June 1. The Reds battled through some costly errors earlier in the game, but managed to steady their mitts for the remainder of the contest. At the plate, Dylan Nieskens led the Reds with three hits in his four at-bats, including a double to center field in the bottom of the first inning. Tel Aune finished the fifth...

  • Milk River Catfish Classic Did Not Disappoint

    Montana Cats Staff, For the Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    The 20th-Annual Milk River Catfish Classic was historic in more ways than one. In the weeks leading up to the tournament, which was held June 1, the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce announced a new event in conjunction with the Catfish Classic. The inaugural Milk River Catfish Days brought a whole new flavor to downtown Glasgow that lasted the entire weekend. The community enjoyed two nights of live music, a pancake breakfast, a Bloody Mary and breakfast burrito brunch hosted by the Elks, a corn...

  • Sunnyside Hosts Par 3 Tournament

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    Despite a cool breezy start to the day, 28 two-man teams took to the fairways this Memorial Day at Sunnyside Country Club to compete for cash money and bragging rights. Golfers of all ages from around the region took part in the first major tournament of the season. Divided into three flights, golfers took to a modified course for 27 holes of par 3 golfing. As the temperature increased, so did the competition. After a full day on the links, six teams walked away with the prize money. In the "Z"...

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