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  • Irle Fifth-Graders Show Off Talent

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    Irle school fifth-graders put on quite the performance on May 30 throughout downtown Glasgow putting on a flash mob for business owners, audience members and those who just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Under the direction of Irle music teachers Christine Gilchrist and Pam Marks, the students performed five songs and even had guests, including the Glasgow High School swing choir and cloggers join in. Making stops at Prairie Ridge, the Loaded Toad, First Community Bank,...

  • Keystone XL Back in Progress

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    After many months, many legal battles and many arguments from both sides, the Keystone XL pipeline project has been given the go-ahead to proceed due to a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on June 6. The three judge panel ordered a dismissal of the lawsuit brought to the courts by environmental and Native American groups in November and U.S. District Judge Brian Morris’, of Great Falls, injunction on the project citing inadequate environmental impacts of the pipeline. The judge panel stated when President Trump issued a new permit for t...

  • Not From Around Here

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    When 220 "Birders" from across Montana flocked to Northeast Montana for the 20th Annual Montana Audubon Convention in Glasgow for a weekend of bird watching, education and camaraderie, few would have expected to find a bird from the southern part of the country in northern Valley County. But that is exactly what happened. According to Montana Audubon's Executive Director Larry Berrin, a rare – for Montana – female Summer Tanager was spotted during a tour along Britsch Road west of Highway 24...

  • Meticulous Records

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    It will be 90 years in February since H. O. Dohlen began collecting weather data at a station in Opheim. As the superintendent of schools in the frontier town he would measure precipitation, temperature and sometimes even snow depth, record his findings and then send that data to the National Weather Service via mail to be added to the national records. That routine would continue until 1943 when he moved that station to his farm southeast of Opheim and carried on with his observations....

  • Greenbacks for Green Lawns

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    The Glasgow City Council has revived the Yard of the Week program, formerly run by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, rewarding city residents whose yards brighten up the neighborhood. Every week this summer a member of the council will select a Yard of the Week in their area to highlight. Ward 1 was the first to name a winning lot. Paul and Lisa Koski, 730 Hillside Drive, were nominated by Council member Stan Ozark for the week of June 3-10. The winners displayed a sign in their...

  • Peanut Butter Drive Brings Relief to Food Insecure Children

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    In partnership with Albertsons and Reynolds, Hi-Line Ford took part in the Ford Focus on Child Hunger national campaign from May 13 through May 31, asking community members to grab a jar of peanut butter during their grocery trip for the Valley County Food Bank. Due to community participation, as well as Hi-Line Ford purchasing a case of peanut butter from each grocery store, a total of 300 pounds of peanut butter was donated to the Food Bank on May 4. "We are so thrilled with the amount of...

  • Long-Time Courier Owner Passes Away

    Jun 12, 2019

    Joan Helland (r) passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at Valley View Home, in Glasgow. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. A graveside service will follow at the Highland Cemetery. Ron Helland (l) and Joan bought NeMont printers in 1977, a job printer in the same building as the Glasgow Courier. Sixteen months later, in 1978, Ron became the publisher/manager of the Glasgow Courier until his death in 1988. Joan took over the position until...

  • Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Let's Protect Montana's Aging Population

    Jun 12, 2019

    Dear Editor, We have to act together to stop abuse of older Montanans. June 15 is Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a perfect time to focus on how we can stop this all too common, unconscionable crime. This problem needs all citizens' attention because we share in the responsibility to help protect the elderly. In 2017, Adult Protective Services ("APS") received over 7,000 calls for services. 811 were for some type of abuse, 2,380 were neglect, and 1,098 were financial exploitation. Elder abuse...

  • Dreams and Hopes

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Jun 12, 2019

    Textbooks have been closed, last tests taken, and new journeys have begun. For some, those journeys are a new path in life. Over the years, parents have done their best to raise their children to be responsible adults, holding themselves accountable for their actions and words, and helping others. They’ve also taught their children about managing their time and money. Parents have taken time to tell their children about their hopes and dreams for them. However, the hopes they have for their children may not be the same as what the children h...

  • Longest Dam Race This Saturday

    For the Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    Tired of the long spring and crappy weather? Think of getting into shape by taking a walk or run, enjoying the sounds and smells of the great outdoors with family and friends. Think about a day at Kiwanis Park at Fort Peck Lake, Mont. Think about signing up for the 25th Annual Longest Dam Race to be held June 15, at Fort Peck Dam, Fort Peck. The race offers something for everyone. The race begins with the 10k run and will cross 1.8 miles of the Fort Peck Dam. The 5k run/walk begins at the top of Fort Peck Dam, which participants are bused to... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jun 12, 2019

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Aug. 31. 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. THURSDAY – JUNE 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Veteran Service Officers will be at Malta City Hall. Please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214). 6 p... Full story

  • Tom Lund

    Jun 12, 2019

    Tom Lund, 91, born in Hinsdale, Mont., passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at St Patrick's Hospital in Missoula, Mont., from congestive heart failure with his family gathered around him providing him with love and support. Tom Lund's memorial will be held on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Fort Peck Rec Hall, Fort Peck, Mont., at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served. Tom was cremated and it was his wish to be buried in Fort Peck when his beloved wife is buried so there will be no burial at this time. Tom... Full story

  • Marguerite 'Mugs' Elizibeth Gamas

    Jun 12, 2019

    Marguerite"Mugs" Elizibeth (Hlad) Gamas, 96, returned to her heavenly home on the early morning of Saturday, June 8, 2019, from complications of dementia. Her devotion and firm belief in God supported her during her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. A Rosary will be prayed 7 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, in Glasgow, Mont. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., Friday, June 14, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery. A luncheon... Full story

  • Lyle Earl Franzen

    Jun 12, 2019

    Lyle Earl Franzen, 64, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family and friends at home in Glasgow, Mont. He was a good man, who will be missed by many. Lyle was born April 15, 1955, to William "Bill" and Magdalina 'Maggie' (Schelert) Franzen in Glasgow. He attended St. Raphael Catholic Schools, graduated from Glasgow High School in 1973. Lyle was a successful competitor in stock cars. In 1978, Lyle married the love of his life, Deanna "DeeDee" Jackson. Together they... Full story

  • Raymond 'Kent' Simonis

    Jun 12, 2019

    Raymond "Kent" Simonis, born Aug. 19, 1958, to Ray and Borgny Simonis, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. A burial and memorial service will be held in Glasgow, Mont., at a later date. He graduated from Glasgow High School, in Glasgow, and attended and graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Mont. His career was in medical records administration and he worked for VA hospitals. Kent worked in several cities across the U.S. and ended his career in Washington, D.C. He returned to Montana and... Full story

  • Wesley 'Wes' Lester Burg

    Jun 12, 2019

    Wes Burg, 87, Glasgow, Mont., passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Malta, Mont., of natural causes. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday June 13, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont. Internment will be at Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Seth Burg, Jared Burg, Trent Moran, Conor Moran, Stevin Miller and Kevin Miller. Wesley Lester Burg was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Jasper, Minn., to Lester and Alma (Handberg) Burg. He graduated from Jasper High School in 1950 and then enlisted in... Full story

  • Doris Adams

    Jun 12, 2019

    Doris Jean (Kaufman) Vallard Adams, 74, of Moose Jaw, Sask., died Wednesday, June 5, 2019. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at the Parkview Funeral Home at 474 Hochelaga Street, West Moose Jaw, Sask. Mrs. Adams was born April 22, 1945, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wis., the daughter of Glenn and Dorothy Kaufman, of Fond du Lac. She attended Lutheran parochial school in Fond du Lac for six years. During her seventh and eighth-grade years she was a student... Full story

  • William 'Bill' J. Castle

    Jun 12, 2019

    William "Bill" J. Castle, 65 of Sand Coulee, Mont., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at a local hospital. Bill was born July 10, 1953, in Glasgow, Mont., the son of Archie and Sophie Castle. Bill was raised and educated in Glasgow. After graduating from high school he moved to Washington and worked construction with his brother. He was united in marriage to Terri Gann on June 1, 1974, in Electric City, Wash. They resided in Grand Coulee, Wash., and then Bill entered the U.S Air Force. In his... Full story

  • Jason M. Dahl

    Jun 12, 2019

    In the early morning hours of Friday, June 7, 2019, Jason slipped his earthly bonds to soar off on his next adventure! A memorial service will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont., on Friday, June 14, at 3 p.m. A reception will follow at the VFW to celebrate Jason's life. Jason Micheal Dahl was born to Phyllis and Keith Dahl on Sept. 26, 1977, in Glasgow. He joined a sister Leta, who eventually made him an uncle to Garrett, Cody, Dillon and Laci and brother-in-law to Chuck. Jason graduated... Full story

  • Borgny Snove Simonis

    Jun 12, 2019

    Borgny Snove (Pederson) Simonis, 90, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2019, in Billings, Mont. A burial and memorial service will be held in Glasgow, Mont. at a later date. She was born to Nels and Selma Pederson on June 27, 1928, on the family farm at Horse Creek, N.D. She attended school at Horse Creek and graduated from Sidney High School, in Sidney, Mont. She met the love of her life, Ray Simonis, at the Triangle Night Club doing what was their lifelong passion – dancing. They married M... Full story

  • Duanne Stellflug Services

    Jun 12, 2019

    Duanne Stellflug, a longtime resident of Opheim, Mont., passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019. A memorial service will be at the Opheim Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 22, 5 p.m., with a burial ceremony directly after at the Opheim Cemetery. A reception gathering will be at the Stellflug Ranch, west of Opheim, after the burial service.... Full story

  • Death on the Water

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    Emmett T. Apel (56) was found dead in the water near the Pines Recreation Area in the early morning hours of June 4, according to Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer. The Sheriff stated that the Wisconsin man – who owned a cabin at the Pines – had gone fishing on the shore the evening prior to his discovery. Sheriff Boyer told the Courier that Apel’s wife drove her husband to his favorite fishing spot the night prior and had been waiting in the car for her husband while he fished. After some time, she decided to go look for him and was unabl...

  • GCCL To Blast Off For Summer Reading Program

    Glasgow City-County Library, For the Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    The Glasgow City-County Library is soon ready to blast off into “A Universe of Stories.” We are counting down the days to explore our great universe with you through celebrations, senses and STEAM-based programs. On Tuesday, July 2, Montana PBS will be touring here with Whyatt from Super Why; a separate registration from the summer reading program is required. To register for this special event, go to www.montanapbs.org. The Fort Peck Summer Theatre, Traveling Theatre for Young Audiences, will also be performing “Pinocchio,” on Tuesday... Full story

  • Indian Taco Night

    For the Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    Ike Braaten and Wilson Overby will be hosting an Indian Taco night on Thursday, June 14, at the VFW Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. They are working with Ruthie Moran to raise money for their trip to the National Student Council Convention in McDonald, Penn., which is just outside Pittsburgh. South Fayette High School is hosting the conference June 24 through 26. The boys will be traveling with their adviser Rod Karst and joining students/advisers from Highwood, Fairfield and Baker for this conference. This is a free will offering event and... Full story

  • Community Dance at Valley County Senior Center

    For the Courier|Jun 12, 2019

    There will be a community dance at the Valley County Senior Citizen Center, 328 4th Ave S., on Friday, June 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Classics and refreshments will be available. A free will donation will be collected. The event is sponsored by the Valley County Senior Citizens.... Full story

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