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  • Glasgow's Phillips Ends Collegiate Career On A High

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    Glasgow's Benji Phillips has had a very successful week, ending his collegiate track and field career at North Dakota State University (NDSU). He represented NDSU at the NCAA Outdoor Championship on June 7 and was the highest finishing Bison, taking 16th place in the javelin with a throw of 227-3 (69.26m). His placement earned second team All-America honors, the second of his career achieving first team All-American in Javelin in 2021. Phillips also ended his career at number two in NDSU...

  • Milk River Catfish Days Cornhole Tournament

    Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, For the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    Twenty-eight teams participated in the Milk River Catfish Days Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, June 3, in front of the Glasgow Elks Lodge. This tournament was 100 percent payback, and the Glasgow Chamber kicked in an additional $200 purse. First place went to Reno Shambo and Petrina Ariwite from Hays, Mont. They walked away with a prize of $800. Second place went to Cade Myrick and Chance McAllister from Glasgow. They scored a prize of $500. Third place was awarded to Nathan and Hank Hopstad...

  • Milk River Catfish Days Catfish Crawl

    Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, For the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    On Saturday, June 3, a record 73 participants pounded the pavement in downtown Glasgow for the Milk River Catfish Days CatfishCrawl. For the 1-mile run/walk, Tyrus Hartwell was in first place with a time of 6 minutes, 22 seconds. Taden Sundeen took second, finishing in 7 minutes, 50 seconds. Saunten Gamas claimed third place with a time of 8 minutes, 22 seconds. The 5K walk run/walk was won by Jacob Zanker. He finished in 18 minutes, 50 seconds. Dalton Sand came in second place with a time of 21 minutes, 48 seconds. James Seekins clenched...

  • Local Retired Law Enforcement Officer Returns To His Roots As A Deputy Sheriff

    For the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    In 1991, then Sheriff Dan Taylor hired a young aspiring local man as a Deputy Sheriff for the Valley County Sheriff's Office. Brien Gault, of Hinsdale, served the Sheriff's Office for six and a half years before joining the Glasgow Police Department and eventually becoming the Chief of Police. Chief Gault retired in May of 2021. Over the last two years Gault has acquired Hi-Line Security, an armed security business started by former Sheriff Dan Taylor located in Glasgow. However, retirement...

  • Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Sanson Trial

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    A jury in Glasgow convicted Tommy Estel Sanson II on June 9 with two felony counts of Sexual Abuse of A Child. Both felony counts are punishable by life imprisonment or by imprisonment in the state prison for a term not to exceed 100 years, and fines of $10,000. The verdict came after a two-day trial. According to charging documents, on Aug. 17, 2022, Sanson II made contact with a female on a social media app. When the individual responded a few weeks later, he expressed a desire to meet with her. The two continued to communicate even after the...

  • First Yard Of The Week Winner

    For the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    Glasgow City Council has awarded the first yard of the week for the week of June 5th to Jeani Wetzel, 25 4th Avenue North. Awards will be given out each week in June, July, and August 2023. She received $25 in Chamber Big Bucks sponsored each week in the summer by the Glasgow City Council. If anyone would like to nominate somebody for yard of the week you may call the Chamber office 406-228-2222 or email them at [email protected]....

  • Appreciate The Hard Work Done At Grave Sites

    Art and Marilyn Widhalm Flag Coordinators|Jun 14, 2023

    Dear Editor, When I arrived at the Highland Cemetery to get set up for placing flags on veteran grave sites on May 27th I was blown away with, first the entry gate and secondly by the way the cemetery looked. The flowers and new gate really made a welcoming sight and were beautifully displayed. The entire cemetery was meticulously manicured and looked peaceful as a cemetery should. The work that Dan Miller and his crew put in showed the great pride they have and made it a show place for family...

  • Montana Association Of Counties Files Suit To Clarify Governor's Ability To Bypass Legislature's Constitutional Right To Override Veto

    For the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    The Montana Association of Counties (“MACo”), of which Valley County is a part of, filed suit on June 7 to compel Governor Greg Gianforte and Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen to fulfill their constitutional obligations and allow the Montana Legislature their lawful opportunity to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 442 (“SB 442”). On May 1, 2023, 130 out of 150 legislators passed SB 442, a bipartisan, politically popular measure that touches the state from border to border by redistributing recreational marijuana tax revenues...

  • Montana State Offers Free Citizen Science Kits To Youth Organizations

    For the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    The Science Math Resource Center at Montana State University, a STEM outreach center housed in the Department of Education, is offering free citizen science kits to 10 Montana programs that serve middle school students. Applications are due Friday, June 23, and kits will be sent to successful applicants immediately afterward. Programs are asked to use the materials by Sept. 30 and fill out a short post-program survey. Each kit includes a video tutorial, instructor’s guide and physical materials to complete two citizen science projects from i...

  • Tester Presses Biden Administration To Return Northern Ports Of Entry To Pre-Pandemic Hours

    For the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    Continuing his aggressive push to fully reopen the northern border and resume full trade and commerce with Canada, U.S. Senator Jon Tester on June 7 led a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pressing the agency to return the hours of operations at northern ports of entry to pre-pandemic hours or, at minimum, match the operating hours of Canadian ports. “As Members of Congress who represent states across the northern border, we write to request U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expand the hours of o...

  • All Aboard!

    For the Courier

    Tony Award winner Ken Ludwig's (Lend Me a Tenor) madcap stage comedy of Agatha Christie's classic suspense novel. Recently a major motion picture, this stylish murder mystery involves an unlikely cast of suspects trapped aboard the luxurious Orient Express, and one of the most iconic fictional detectives of all time – Hercule Poirot. The cast is led by Justin Meyer as Poirot, director of Meyer2Meyer Entertainment alongside his wife Melissa. Their most notable show is House of Spirits: A H... Full story

  • Assistance for Business Clinics to be held in Glasgow, Glendive, and Miles City

    For the Courier

    Businesses looking for guidance about resources to improve their operations can attend one of the upcoming Assistance for Business Clinics (ABC) sponsored by the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, local chambers of commerce, economic development groups, and Job Service Centers. Assistance for Business Clinics provide new and established employers, accountants, bookkeepers, human resources professionals, and attorneys the opportunity to meet with state workforce development experts to learn about state and local resources available to... Full story

  • Fort Peck Dam Maintenance On Highway 24

    For the Courier

    The streetlights servicing Montana Highway 24 along the Fort Peck Dam will be shut off for approximately four weeks while crews replace electrical equipment. For more information, please contact Dale Pugh, USACE, Omaha District, Fort Peck Project power plant superintendent, at (406) 301-3159 or [email protected].... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    For the Courier|Jun 14, 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... Full story

  • Paul John Aune

    Jun 14, 2023

    Paul John Aune, husband to Penelope "Penny" and father to Steven, Danny, Larry, and Todd, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023. Paul was born on April 1, 1935, in Hendricks, Minn. A service of remembrance will be held at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Mont., on Friday, June 16, at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served following the service. Paul and Penny would have been married 69 years this August and their love story is one of fun, laughter, tears, struggle, and partnership. Along with an... Full story

  • Glenn A. Miller

    Jun 14, 2023

    Glenn A. Miller, 90, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at his home. Funeral services will be held on June 21, 10 a.m. at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Mont., with Pastor John Valle officiating with internment following at Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the VFW in Glasgow. Glenn was born Sept. 5, 1932, in Daniels County to Martin and Bertha (Hansen) Miller. Glenn started his education in Glasgow, transferring to Columbia Falls, Mont., where he graduated high school... Full story

  • Jack Brooks Crawford

    Jun 14, 2023

    Jack Crawford died on Monday, June 5, 2023, in Vancouver, Wash., from complications of pancreatitis. He was 76 years old. Jack was born Oct. 26, 1946, in Brownsville, Tenn., the first child of Hazel and Ed Crawford. In 1947 the family moved to Glasgow, Mont., where Jack spent his school years, graduating with honors from Glasgow High School in 1964. He completed his education at the University of Montana and Willamette University in Oregon. In May of 1969 he was inducted into the Army, serving... Full story

  • Mary Jane Rhodes

    Jun 14, 2023

    Mary Jane (Davis) Rhodes, age 85 of Glasgow, Mont., passed away at Valley View Home, in Glasgow, on Sunday, June 10, 2023. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, with a reception to follow. Mary Jane was born Feb. 21, 1938, to Claude and Olive (Smith) Davis in Greybull, Wyo. She was loved by big sister Charlotte and big brother William "Bill." She graduated from high school in Basin, Wyo., and attended college in Powell, Wyo. She met Robert... Full story

  • Sandra Lillian Bartlett

    Jun 14, 2023

    Sandra Lillian (Leibrand) Bartlett, 82, passed away Monday, June 5, 2023. A celebration of Sandra's life will be held at a later date. Sandra was born April 4, 1941, to Martin and Florence Leibrand in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada. The family immigrated to Scobey, Mont., where Sandra grew up. She was the youngest of six children. On Nov. 28, 1959, she married Clarence (Bob) Bartlett in Glasgow, Mont., where they met as Bob served in the U.S.A.F. at Glasgow Air Force Base. They remained married, 6... Full story

  • John B. Nesbitt

    Jun 14, 2023

    John B. Nesbitt, 66, of Wolf Point, Mont., passed away Thursday, June 8, 2023, in Wolf Point. Services are pending for later this month and a full obituary will follow soon. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.... Full story

  • Kareen Kay Nicol Services

    Jun 14, 2023

    Kareen Kay Nicol, 73, died peacefully 5th October, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 17, 10:30 a.m., at the Glasgow Evangelical Church.... Full story

  • Services For Wilmer H. 'Harvey' Fast

    Jun 14, 2023

    W. Harvey Fast, 92, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont. Harvey was a lifelong member of the Lustre Community. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 17, at the Lustre MB Church and a luncheon will follow the services. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmorutarymontana.com.... Full story

  • Eldon R. Lee Services

    Jun 14, 2023

    Eldon R. Lee, age 71, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023, at his home in Glasgow. A memorial service is being planned for 11 a.m., Monday, June 26, at the First Lutheran Church with a luncheon to follow. Inurnment will take place in Highland Cemetery. Condolences may be left at bellmortuartymontana.com... Full story

  • Local Students Placed On University of Montana Dean's and President's List

    For the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    At the University of Montana, nearly 2,600 undergraduate students made the spring semester 2023 Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List. Glasgow students Trevor Klind, Iris McKean and Ellis McKean, all earned a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) placing them on the President’s List. Zachary Kompel, of Glasgow, and Chayten Pippin, of Saco, earned a GPA greater than 3.5 but less than 4.0 placing them on the Dean’s List. To qualify, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive grades of A or B in at least nine credits...

  • FWP's Biennial Hunting Season-Setting Process Begins In June

    For the Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will kick off the biennial hunting season-setting process earlier to allow for more public engagement and greater transparency. Public involvement will begin in June and end in November. In the past, public involvement happened primarily in December and January. FWP will conduct scoping meetings around the state from June 15 to July 15. FWP staff will look to hunters to provide broad input on regulation changes they’d like to see. Staff will also look for feedback on a few specific proposals. These scoping meeting...

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