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  • Daines Talks Issues with Community Leaders, Visits NE MT Veterans' Memorial

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    U.S. Senator for Montana Steve Daines visited Glasgow last week on June 1, to meet with community leaders and talk about issues such as education, long-term care, infrastructure and energy. Daines commented that the meeting, "really covered from the cradle to the grave and everything in between." Representatives from various agencies, the hospital, the school board, Prairie Ridge, the Valley County Sheriff's Office and Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital as well as business owners and elected...

  • Finder Seeks Author of 2003 Letter Found at GMS

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    On her last day of school this year at Glasgow Middle School (GMS), Shalynn Pederson was digging through a rock pile behind the school when she discovered a piece of paper under a rock on the south side of the school. Pederson opened the letter and found that it contained a note written nearly 15 years ago by an unknown student of GMS. The letter reads: "Hello, this is from 2003. The current hot song is In Da Club by 50 Cent. My teacher is Mrs. Bachtold. She is a good teacher. I just got my new...

  • Glasgow McDonald's Getting Major Face-Lift

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    Over the past few weeks, McDonald's in Glasgow has been a whirlwind of activity. The lobby area of the restaurant has been closed since May 14, while construction crews overhaul the inside and outside to make the dining experience more friendly and inviting. According to owner Paul Ashenbrener, there are new and exciting things to come to our area restaurant. The goal of this remodel was to not only update the look of the building, but to also bring the dining experience to a whole new level. There will be an updated look to the indoor play...

  • Live Mortar Round Turned in to VCSO, Device Detonated by Malmstrom EOD

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    The Valley County Sheriff's Office reported that a live training mortar was delivered to their office last Friday, June 1. The round, which was discovered in a basement in St Marie, was then transported to a safe location north of Glasgow. The Sheriff's Office notified Malmstrom Air Force Base, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) who arrived in Valley County and detonated the device in a safe location. According to Undersheriff Luke Strommen, the device was reported by EOD as an M502A2 spotting...

  • Congratulations to GHS Class of 2018

    George Kulczyk, The Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    "Pomp and circumstance. noun. splendid celebration with ceremony and fuss." The celebration was definitely splendid, filled with plenty of ceremony and a little bit of fuss. On May 27, GHS honored 52 graduating seniors. Among others, proud parents and grandparents, aunties and uncles, coaches and teachers began filing into Scottie Gymnasium, choosing the best seat to watch their graduate receive a much-deserved diploma. The bleachers filled with the nervous and excited chatter of families,...

  • Loved Glasgow On NBC

    Larry Hawes, Kirkland, WA|Jun 6, 2018

    Dear Editor, Loved the NBC special. Our family raised cattle 1860-1970 in Nevada, Idaho and Montana. I remember as a little fellow in the forties to fifties traveling with my Dad to move, buy and sell cattle. Such good memories. I am the last of the family at 75, but know for sure I plan to keep my subscription going for a long time . Larry Hawes Kirkland, WA...

  • Brought Back Memories

    Linda Kennedy Floyd, Rochester, New York|Jun 6, 2018

    Dear Glasgow Folks, Tonight [June 2], when I saw Glasgow featured on “NBC Nightly News,” I felt a flutter in my heart. You see, after my husband and I graduated from the University of Arkansas (1964), he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the US Air Force, his first orders sent us to Glasgow. As embarrassing as it sounds now, we actually had to check a US map to locate Montana. In addition, all the info. on Glasgow and Montana described the location with lots of forests and mountains. Shortly after we arrived at Glasgow AFB, tha...

  • Unshelved at GCCL: National Audiobook Month

    Megan Haddix, Librarians Corner|Jun 6, 2018

    June is National Audiobook Month and a great time to give it them a try or renew your love for auidobooks. Historically, spoken audio has been available in schools and libraries since the 1930s. Today audiobooks come in many formats, including compact discs and downloadable audio. Recently, I heard Whoopi Goldberg say on a teaser video, “A good audiobook speaks volumes,” and I couldn’t agree more. There are plenty of ways to enjoy listening to books and numerous literacy benefits with high entertainment value. As a youth, one of my favor...

  • Graduation: A Time to Reflect

    Sandy Laumeyer, Remember When|Jun 6, 2018

    This time of year brings with it bittersweet feelings. We witness high school seniors receiving their diplomas. Diplomas that signify an end to their childhood education. Diplomas that are their entry into the world of adulthood. Students who have finished their elementary education are promoted into high school. They are about to enter a completely different educational world. As parents watch their children take their first steps into a larger world, they are assailed with memories of when their chlidren were born, when they took their very...

  • Evolution of Dishes

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Jun 6, 2018

    When eating out the other day I happened to think of the dishes we used to always see in the cafes. Of course, I am from the middle of nowhere so my experiences were limited, but do you remember the coffee cups and saucers, not mugs like today? Of course, the plates, platters and soup bowls matched the cups. I remember white dishes with green strips around the top edge of cups and bowls and around the outer edge of the plates. There were also those beige colored dishes. You still get to see them in a second hand or antique shop. I have to admit...

  • Scared

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Jun 6, 2018

    Recently, a friend was inquiring about my health. I told her I am having chemotherapy every week. In the course of our visit, she asked me “Do you ever get scared?” I thought about her question for a few moments and replied, “I was scared when I first suspected I had cancer. And I was scared when my fears were confirmed and knew I was facing surgery and chemotherapy as well as the possibility of radiation.” I went on to tell her that not only was I scared, I was worried and sad and that I had a lot of concerns. She asked what I had been mo...

  • Kudos to Gilchrist

    Jun 6, 2018

    Dear Editor Kudos to Christine Gilchrist for seeing the need and making things happen. It was so nice to have chairs to sit on. Sure beat trying to get onto a lunch room bench! I think the addition of chairs allowed many more to sit and enjoy the programs. Not to mention it did make picture taking easier. Yes, Christine, one person can make a difference.Thanks for being the instigator, seeing what could make a big difference and making it happen with the help of others. Gwen Cornwell Glasgow, MT...

  • Agatha Lenore Rohde

    Jun 6, 2018

    Agatha Lenore (Harmon) Rohde, age 85, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in St. John's Lutheran Home in Billings, Mont. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at 1 p.m., June 8, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont., with Pastor Tom Fauth officiating. She was born on Dec. 14, 1932, to William and Gladys (Miller) Harmon in Bainville, Mont. She received her education at Lakeside Elementary and graduated from Bainville High School. She worked for Smestad Lumber and the Culbertson State Ba...

  • Mable Jo Engstrom

    Jun 6, 2018

    Mable Jo Engstrom, 86, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, in Glasgow, Mont. She will be forever remembered by family and friends. She was born April 11, 1932, in Helena, Mont. She attended school in Medicine Lake and continued her studies for a short time in nursing in Aberdeen, S.D. She moved to Glasgow, where she worked at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital for two years. She met and married the love of her life, John Engstrom, on Nov. 8, 1952. "We raised four of the world's best boys! The Lord...

  • Thomas 'Tom' Joseph Fisher

    Jun 6, 2018

    Thomas Joseph Fisher, 86, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at MCMC care facility. A celebration of his life will be held in Hinsdale at the Methodist church on Saturday, June 30, at 1 p.m. He was born in Colville, Wash., on Aug. 15, 1931, to Rose (Haase) and Thomas Harrison Fisher. His parents bought a ranch in 1937, south of Saco Mont., and raised their family on what soon would be Tom's passion and calling. He went to school in Saco and graduated in 1949. After graduati...

  • Ilene Hanson

    Jun 6, 2018

    Ilene (Hinerman) Hanson, 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Kalispell, Mont. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, June 27, at Stillwater Free Lutheran Church in Kalispell, Mont. She was born on Nov. 5, 1936, in Glasgow, Mont., to William and Anna (Garbe) Hinerman of Larslan, Mont. She attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse in Larslan and completed high school in Nashua, Mont. She met her loving husband and best friend, Jim...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jun 6, 2018

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open for visitors Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For special appointments or events, call 406-228-8692 WEDNESDAY – JUNE 6 7 – 9 p.m. - Free Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Course at the new STAT Air Hangar at the Glasgow Airport. No RSVP required. For more info., call Patrick Gilchrist at 406-228-2850 or [email protected]. THURSDAY – JUNE 7 9:30 a.m. - The Nashua Community is invited to the Ladies’ Coffee Hour every Thursday at the Nashua Senior Center. FRIDAY – JUNE 8 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - C...

  • DC Trip Car Wash

    For the Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    The DC Trip students will have a car wash at Lawrence Car Wash on Friday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up and delivery service is available by calling 263-8757. This is a free-will offering car wash with the proceeds going toward the GHS students’ trip to Washington, D.C., in March of 2019. In addition to the car wash, S & K Doughnuts will be there selling mini-doughnuts, snow cones, popcorn, and drinks and Juanita Morehouse will have “Middle of Nowhere” items on sale, with all proceeds going to the DC trip....

  • VC Conservation District Monthly Meeting

    Jun 6, 2018

    The Valley County Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, June 13, at 12 p.m., at the USDA Service Center conference room in Glasgow. A public hearing will also begin at 12 p.m., to review the Conservation District’s preliminary budget and to consider levying a permissive medical mill to cover the cost of increased cost in group medical benefits for FY 2018-2019. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, please call 406 228-4321, ext. 101....

  • Opheim Vaccine Clinic

    Jun 6, 2018

    Valley Veterinary Clinic will be holding the Opheim Vaccine Clinic on Tuesday, June 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Jim Bailey Firehall. Please call Valley Vet Clinic at 406-228-2437 ahead of time to see what shots your pets need. Also, please have your canines on leashes and your felines in carriers or harnesses....

  • Shopko Pharmacy Closing June 6

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    Effective June 6, at 4 p.m, Shopko Pharmacy will be closing. The Shopko main store will continue to remain open and operating as usual. Starting June 7, 5th Avenue Pharmacy & Gift will be able to fill prescriptions and refills for Shopko customers. Records and files will be transferred, as well as current insurance information. It is recommended, however, to carry your insurance information when receiving prescriptions from 5th Avenue Pharmacy & Gift for the first time. Patients should also phone in for their refills a few days in advance of...

  • Scottie Athletes Recognized at End-of-Year Banquet

    Georgie Kulcyzk, The Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    The Scottie Booster Club's annual all-sports banquet was held in the St. Raphael's gymnasium on May 29. The purpose of the event was to honor and award student athletes of GHS and recognize their outstanding achievements. A complimentary meal was provided by the Booster Club for the nearly 300 athletes, parents and fans in attendance. This year's keynote speaker was Scottie coaching legend Dan Freund. Beginning in 1957, Freund spent 19 years in the Glasgow school system as a teacher and a...

  • Catfish Classic Sets New Record

    Georgie Kulcyzk, The Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    The 19th Annual Catfish Classic came to an end just after midnight on June 3. The festivities began with the Calcutta and street dance on Glasgow's famous Front Street on June 1, and concluded with the midnight weigh-ins in downtown Glasgow. The tournament boasted 80 teams from near and far, from Glasgow to North Carolina. Of those 80 teams, 68 were able to hook enough catfish to weigh-in. Although most of the fishermen that filed across the stage at the end of the tournament described the fishing as a “tough bite,” tournament director and fou...

  • After the Crossroads

    Jerek Wolcott, For the Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    Two years ago, a sophomore on the Carroll track team made the trip to compete at the NAIA Track and Field National Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala. For her, it was the culmination of a season that would prove to be a crossroads in her life and the first step down a path to a future that she only dreamed she could achieve. Bethany Lacock grew up on a ranch on the Montana Hi-Line just outside of the tiny town of Hinsdale, the intersection of Highway 2 and State Route 537, on the banks of the...

  • Reds Baseball Season Under Way

    Georgie Kulcyzk, The Courier|Jun 6, 2018

    Reds baseball season is in full swing, with a handful of games already in the books. The boys started playing on the diamond May 20 when they took on the Wolf Point Yellowjackets. The game was an easy win for Glasgow as they stung the Yellowjackets in five innings, 11-1. The Reds had less success in their next four games, with two home games against the Laurel Dodgers on June 1 (6-1 and 14-1) and two away games against the Glendive Blue Devils on June 3 (5-3 and 12-5). W. Point 1, Reds 11 - May...

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