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  • Glasgow Weather Service Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    The National Weather Service in Glasgow celebrated their diamond anniversary on June 6. For 75 years, our local meteorologists have done our community a great service by providing each and every one of us what to expect from Mother Nature day in and day out. Even though officially Glasgow has had a weather bureau for 75 years, the art of meteorology and gathering data has been around since shortly after Montana became a state and even before Glasgow was incorporated as a city. The United States...

  • Clinic Hires New Psychologist

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    After a lengthy break in service, the Glasgow Clinic has finally hired a new psychologist to fill the much-needed role in northeast Montana. Dr. James Martin, Ph.D. moved to Glasgow in the recent months from his native Gainesville, Ga. The Doctor sat down with the Glasgow Courier to discuss his background and motivations for taking the job in Glasgow. Dr. Martin did his undergraduate work at the University of Georgia in Athens before pursuing graduate studies at Augusta State University,...

  • Valley View Amongst those Suing DPHHS Over Medicaid

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    The Montana Health Care Association Executive Director Rose Hughes confirmed to the Glasgow Courier that Valley View Nursing Home is among the more than a dozen care facilities across the state suing the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services for recent cuts in Medicaid reimbursements. “The department violated the law when it adopted rules cutting reimbursement rates for Medicaid services in Montana,” stated Hughes in a release sent out June 11, adding, “The public is guaranteed a constitutional right to meaningfully parti...

  • Commissioner Results

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    With a dominating vote count that nearly doubled the runner-up total, Mary Armstrong became the apparent front runner in the race for the Valley County Commissioner Seat being vacated by Bruce Petersen this fall. Gilbert Mogan is currently set to take her on in the general election set for November, but a looming recount could swing the second place race in favor of Todd Young, who not only came in third but lost to Mogan by a mere three vote total. That recount will occur Wednesday, June 13, in the Valley County Commissioner Office. Armstrong...

  • School's Out Carnival Brings Families Together

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    Families and children alike were able to enjoy the nice weather on June 9, to celebrate the beginning of the summer with the Children's Museum of Northeast Montana Third Annual School's Out Carnival. Originally scheduled for the last day of Glasgow schools on June 1, Mother Nature did not cooperate to allow the event to go on once students were released from school. Children purchased tickets which allowed them to play a variety of carnival-style games including ring toss, color match, dart the...

  • Author of 2003 Letter Found

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    The author of the 2003 letter found on the last day of school by Shalynn Pedersen at Glasgow Middle School has come forward. Lynsey Grobel, who today lives in Helena, contacted the Courier to claim authorship of the letter featured on the front page of the June 6, edition of the paper. When asked if she wrote the letter Grobel replied, "Yes, I vividly remember doing that!" Grobel claimed to remember wearing high top Skechers and she said Mrs. Bachtold was her favorite teacher. She confirmed from...

  • Unshelved: Sign Up for the GCCL Summer Reading Program

    JANET EIDSON, Librarians Corner|Jun 13, 2018

    The library is a marvelous place with wonders between the covers of its books. I still remember the first time I went to the grade-school library with my class. I was fascinated by the many books just waiting for me to delve into them. There were times when I was a child that it was easier to disappear into the pages than to deal with real life. I could go to any time or place in history in both fiction and nonfiction books. In fiction, I could go to places and times that didn’t exist outside the author’s imagination. I was a voracious rea...

  • Hopes For a Panelling Renaissance

    Rachel Sigmundstad, Designed View|Jun 13, 2018

    Nothing conjures up images of dim rooms with orange, shag carpet and floral curtains quite like someone mentioning wood paneling. The cheap, easy-to-install wall surface was popular throughout the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Eventually becoming too commonplace and generic, wood paneling fell out of style. Like any trend, everyone wanted to have it until everyone had it and moved on to the next fad. However, I believe there is a long future ahead for wood paneling. As more modern styles incorporate industrial themes juxtaposed with rustic-chic...

  • Art is All Around Us

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Jun 13, 2018

    While in Arizona several years ago, I attended an art show. Some of the works were for sale. One small painting of pansies caught my eye every time I walked by it. Finally, I decided to purchase that painting and bring it home. It now hangs in my living room where I can see it every day. The bright yellow flowers with their deep purple center brings a smile whenever I look at them. Every once in a while, a phrase one of my daughters said when I was showing her a small statue I’d purchased enters my mind. As we looked at it, I commented that t...

  • Abdication of Duties

    Gwendolyne Honrud, Community Commentary|Jun 13, 2018

    The media missed one of the bigger stories behind the nomination and withdrawal of Dr. Ronny Jackson to lead the Veterans Administration. The story wasn’t the gossip from coworkers or his inexperience leading a large bureaucracy. It wasn’t even the disarray and corruption within the department itself. The story we don’t want to read is the one about us, the civilians who don’t truly care. The VA isn’t equipped to deal with endless wars like Afghanistan and Iraq. And we civilians aren’t prepared to truly care about ending those wars or avoiding...

  • Homemade Gifts

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Jun 13, 2018

    Remember days of the past when gifts from your female friends were most always homemade? I remember the fancy hankies that were tucked in your birthday card. Weddings found many gifts of hand-embroidered tea towels (dish towels) or pillow cases. I remember that we had a lot of bath towels with fancy crocheted edging on them. Well, that was back in the day when women didn’t work outside of the home unless it was gardening, canning, childcare, helping hubby with the farming and maybe working cattle, so I guess we had more time. But I also r...

  • Proud to Call 'Middle of Nowhere' Home

    Michelle Bigelbach, Transplants Take|Jun 13, 2018

    Three years ago this week I moved to the middle of nowhere. Even before the Washington Post designation and the national attention, I always thought of Glasgow as being Middle of Nowhere, USA. What I didn’t know after moving here is that, I would call this middle of nowhere home. Where my three-year-old daughter can strike up a conversation with someone she doesn’t know, and the other person will ask how she is doing and engage. Where children look out for each other, and make sure no one is left behind. Where I can walk into the Loaded Toad, a...

  • Primary Results: Laird Beats Helland in Primary

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    In a race that came down to the final precinct reports, Judge Yvonne Laird beat out Glasgow Attorney Peter Helland in the primary for Montana District 17 Court Judge. Despite winning Valley County by a hefty 664 votes, Helland lost in Phillips County by 311 and Blaine County by 418 votes and ultimately lost the overall primary election by a mere 65 vote difference. Despite being a non-partisan race with only two candidates on the ballot, a primary was held but was reasonably unnecessary as both Laird and Helland will be on the ballot for...

  • Ella Schlabs

    Jun 13, 2018

    Ella (Erck) Schlabs, 92, left this world on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont., due to complications from a stroke. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at the Medicine Lake Cemetery in Medicine Lake, Mont., at a later date. She was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Esmond N.D., and was the first child of three born to Joe and Christine (Gummeringer) Erck. Upon graduation from Esmond H.S. in 1943, she moved to Washington State to work in a military hardw... Full story

  • Services for Lloyd L. Lindvig

    Jun 13, 2018

    Lloyd L. Lindvig, 70, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. Family will receive friends Friday, June 15, at Bell Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow. A full obituary will follow in next week's, June 20, issue. Condolences may be left at Full story

  • William R. Grant Services

    Jun 13, 2018

    William R. Grant Services A graveside service for William R. “Bill” Grant, 80, of Portland, Ore., will be held on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m., at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Mont. Military honors will be rendered by U.S. Navy and VFW Post #3107. He passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Portland Ore. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements....

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jun 13, 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. THURSDAY – JUNE 14 Red Bottom Celebration in Frazer. 9 – 11 a.m. - Social hour at the Nashua Senior Center. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Veteran Affairs Officers will be in Malta at the Malta City Hall. If bad weather exists on days of travel, stay tuned to the local radio stations for updated information. FRIDAY – JUNE 15 Red Bottom Celebration in Frazer. Aaron Chatten Memorial Softball Tournam... Full story

  • Cabaret Brings 'Razzle Dazzle' to Fort Peck Summer Theatre

    For the Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    The classic story of Cabaret, featuring a host of iconic songs, continues Fort Peck Summer Theatre’s 49th season. Audiences can expect all the show-stopping musical numbers and ‘Razzle-Dazzle’ from the Oscar winning movie starring Liza Minelli. John Knispel, seen last season as Elvis in Million Dollar Quartet, stars as The Emcee, alongside Michelle Chin and Jacob Nalley in the iconic roles of Sally Bowles and Clifford. The principle cast is rounded out by James Rio, who played Don Quixote in the 2016 production of Man of LaMancha, audie...

  • Free Fishing for Father's Day Weekend

    Marc Kloker, For the Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    Whether you’re tying on a salmon fly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, during Father’s Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free. “Montana is home to some of the finest fishing anywhere in the world. It’ll be a great chance to get your family outside.” said Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena Martha Williams. While the promotion allows anyone to fish without a license on June 16-17, all other fishing rules and regulations are in effect and must be followed. Williams encourages all would-be anglers to be aware o...

  • Swim Team Kicks Off Season in Malta

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team (GKST) sent 18 swimmers to Malta June 9 and 10 for their first competitive meet of the season. Head coach Nicole Arnold felt the team is off to a fantastic start. "They are showing a ton of promise with how technically sound they all swam this weekend," she explained. A handful of swimmers landed in the top three with their performances: Raelee Dowden (1st - 100m butterfly, 3rd – 200m individual medley), Tommi Prewett ( 2nd – 200m individual medley), Jordan Billings...

  • VC Pioneer Museum Presents Special Program

    For the Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum will present a special program on homesteading women on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. Author Philip Burgess will show his understanding and compassion for the homesteading women in “Penny, Post Cards and Prairie Flowers” and shines information on a little known corner of Montana history. His book is a 100-year-old collection of stunning vintage postcards, which are used to piece together the story of two Minnesota sisters who traveled overland to eastern Montana in the early 1900s. Funding for this program is pro...

  • Fort Peck Senior Citizens Potluck

    For the Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    The Fort Peck Senior Citizens will have their annual hamburger picnic potluck at noon on Tuesday, June 19. It will be at the shelter house next to the Interpretive Center. Hamburger and buns provided. Bring complementary potluck items....

  • Agency On Aging Hosts Presentation on Medicare

    For the Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    Area I Agency on Aging, in conjunction with the Valley County Senior Center, is sponsoring an informative presentation exploring the many questions that arise in navigating the “ins” and “outs” of Medicare. The program, entitled Medicare 101, will be held on Thursday evening, June 21, at 7 p.m., at the Valley County Senior Center, 328 4th St South, Glasgow. This presentation is specifically designed for those who will be newly eligible for Medicare: either people who are soon to be age 65 or those who are younger but disabled and who will be...

  • Reds Fall to Cardinals in Two-Game Sweep

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    The Glasgow Reds hosted the Billings Cardinal in a double header on June 5. The Cardinals got the best of the home team in both contests, winning 12-6 and 13-1. The Cardinals gained an early lead with six runs in the first inning. Glasgow answered with six runs of their own in the third inning, but Billings continued to pull away for the victory. The Reds were able to collect 13 hits in the game, with Bryce Legare, Kaden Fossum, Darrin Wersal, Kevin McDonald and Tel Aune contributing. Legare...

  • Local Skaters Represent Montana on AAA Hockey Team

    George Kulczyk, The Courier|Jun 13, 2018

    Hockey isn't seasonal for everybody. Four local skaters are continuing their experience as they play for the Montana Vipers, a AAA team made up of kids from Glasgow, Miles City, Great Falls, Gillette, Bismarck, Rapid City and Minnesota. Michael Hoyer, Gage Siefert, Nik Burke and Colter Barnett participated in the Rushmore Cup Tournament held in Rapid City, S.D., June 7 – 10. On their way to the championship game, the Vipers played four games, finishing with three wins and one tie. Game S...

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