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  • Glasgow School District Provides Three Percent Raises To Classified Staff And Administration

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    The Glasgow School Board met in regular session on June 14 following a negotiation meeting with the classified staff to reach a tentative agreement for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years. Negotiations with the Glasgow schools principals, clerk and classified supervisors were held on June 1 and all agreements went before the Board at the June 14 meeting for approval of the tentative agreements. During the regular session meeting, the tentative agreements that followed these negotiations were approved with a two-year contract and a three...

  • Grants Awarded To Benefit Valley County

    For the Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    1The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) and Nemont Manor Foundation are pleased to award $50,000 in grants to 10 organizations that benefit the Valley County community. The Valley County Masonic Endowment was established at MCF by the Nemont Manor Foundation in 2022. "We are excited to award the first grants from the Valley County Masonic Endowment to support some outstanding community projects," said Jim Rector, board chair of the Nemont Manor Foundation. Grant requests were reviewed by...

  • Red Bottom Celebration

    Jun 21, 2023

  • Valley County C.A.R.E.s About You

    Reece Hunsley, The Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    On June 15, the Valley County C.A.R.E. Coalition ran their annual Mental Health Walk at the Valley Event Center (VEC) with featured speaker Rick Stahl. Stahl spoke on the death of his son, Russell, who died by suicide in 1995. With the alarming rise in suicides, both state-wide and locally, the Coalition led by Mary Hughes and Katrena Palmer walked from the VEC to Hoyt Park bringing awareness to mental health issues such as depression, addiction, and more. Stahl's heartbreaking speech...

  • Glasgow Courier Receives Recognition At The Yearly Montana Newspaper Association Convention

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    The Montana Newspaper Association (MNA) held their annual convention on June 17 and 18 in Helena, Mont., where a variety of representatives of Montana newspapers gathered, socialized and recognized each other for their work. The convention concluded with the MNA announcing the winners of the 2023 Better Newspaper Contest. This contest is the MNA's way of thanking the hardworking processionals in the newspaper industry and highlighting their successes and efforts. The Glasgow Courier was...

  • Distribute P-EBT Funding

    Andy Boyd|Jun 21, 2023

    Dear Editor, In 2022, Governor Greg Gianforte faced criticism for the delay in applying for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) funding, which would have provided up to $10 million in food assistance to over 73,000 Montana children and families. After public pressure, Greg finally submitted an application to the federal government. Instead of investing the received funds in Main Street Montana, the Gianforte administration has taken actions that hinder vulnerable Montanans from...

  • AG Knudsen Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    For the Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    Attorney General Austin Knudsen and Division of Criminal Investigation administrator Bryan Lockerby joined officials at Stockman Bank in Billings on June 15, on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, to remind Montana seniors to be aware and take precautions as bad actors commonly prey on the elderly population. Older Americans are frequently the targets of scammers trying to make a quick buck, and can also be victims of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. According to AARP, there are more than 369,000 nationwide incidents of financial abuse that...

  • Secretary Of State Christi Jacobsen Announces 2024 Annual Report Fees Will Be Waived For All Montana Businesses

    For the Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced on June 9 that 2024 Annual Report filing fees will be waived for all Montana businesses. The elimination of the Annual Report filing fee will result in millions of dollars in savings for Montana businesses. “Our Montana businesses work hard to provide services and products to their communities, and I want to make it easier to do business in Montana,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “I previously cut registration fees in half for Montana businesses, and our state has experienced record new busin...

  • AG Knudsen Files Lawsuit To Block Biden Administration Policy That Increases Montanans' Flood Insurance Rates

    For the Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen and nine other state attorneys general are suing the Biden administration over its new “Equity in Action” methodology used to calculate flood insurance rates that would force Montanans to pay hundreds of dollars more per year. Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new “Risk Rating 2.0 – Equity in Action” methodology, policies for 2,170 single family homes in Montana would see their flood insurance costs skyrocket by an average of 84 percent, or $757 per year. Using a methodology...

  • Recognizing Flag Day In Glasgow

    Melissa Ancell, For the Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    Milk River Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) members Leila Seyfert, Joy Linn and Melissa Ancell celebrated Flag Day in Glasgow, June 14. They presented certificates to area businesses that were flying their flags and the certificates were for proper display and use of the American Flag. The DAR promotes and encourages a strong patriotic feeling and respect for The Flag of the United States of America. The principal objectives are to: Keep the Flag flying Protect the Flag under...

  • Valley County Transit Announces Sunday and Monday Evening Service Return

    For the Courier

    Valley County Transit announces the return of Sunday and Monday evening service. Effective Monday, June 26, evening service will be available from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Rides to St. Marie will also resume on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. Sunday evening service will resume on Sunday, July 2 with hours extended until 9 p.m. Please call Valley County Transit at 406-228-TRIP (8747) with any questions.... Full story

  • Triple Crossing Road Now Open To Vehicle Traffic

    For the Courier

    Repairs are completed and Triple Crossing Road is once again open to vehicle traffic. The road, located between the Little Beaver Road (Beaver Ranch Road) and Ridge Road, was temporarily closed May 25 due to washout conditions caused by recent rains. BLM staff from the Glasgow Field Office conducted road and culvert repairs as soon as weather and surface conditions allowed.... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 21, 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

  • Alvin 'Ernie' Ernest Austin

    Jun 21, 2023

    The hardest working man we know went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. The family invites you to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 24, at 2 p.m., at the VFW in Glasgow, Mont. A luncheon will follow. Alvin Ernest Austin "Ernie" was born on July 7, 1934, to Alvin and Laura Austin in Helena, Mont. Ernie grew up in Conrad and helped his father during the war. He took every Wednesday off school to help butcher hogs at the meat packing plant. Then the family moved to Augusta, Mont.,... Full story

  • Cheryl Kay Melikian

    Jun 21, 2023

    Cheryl Kay (Dahl) Melikian, 66, of Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away peacefully at her home with her loving husband, George, by her side. Services will be held at 11 a.m., June 30, at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow Mont., with Pastor Scott Kiehn officiating followed by inurnment at Highland Cemetery. A celebration of life and luncheon will be held at the VFW Post #3107 in Glasgow at 1 p.m. A special thanks to Bell Mortuary for all their assistance, as well as the VFW Post #3107 in... Full story

  • John B. Nesbitt

    Jun 21, 2023

    Big John B. Nesbitt, 66, of Wolf Point, Mont., was a one-of-a-kind man, who touched more people's lives wherever he went, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2023. A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at the Glasgow Elks, followed by one last turn around town and a reception back at the Elks starting at 5:30 p.m. John was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life, he valued his friends and family and you never had to wonder where you stood with him. John did many... Full story

  • George 'Bud' Knudson

    Jun 21, 2023

    Our dear, dear father, George "Bud" Knudson passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. Services are being planned for later this summer. Dad was born May 21, 1928, to George and Margaret Knudson on their homestead south of Saco, Mont. He graduated from Saco High School in 1947. When Dad started school he didn't know his name was George, as he was always called Buddy since his dad's name was George. He was known by his nickname Bud in the Saco... Full story

  • Robert 'Bob' Cecil Rhodes

    Jun 21, 2023

    Robert "Bob" Cecil Rhodes, age 89, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont., on Friday, June 16, 2023, after suffering a stroke. A memorial service will be held for Bob Rhodes at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, with a reception to follow. Bob was born on Nov. 1, 1933, to Allen Mayben and Bessie (Reed) Rhodes at the family home near Worland, Wyo. He joined sisters, Grace and Frances, and brother Allen. Little brother, Tom, came... Full story

  • Glenn A. Miller Services

    Jun 21, 2023

    Glenn A. Miller, age 90, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, with Pastor John Vallie officiating. Burial with military honors will take place in Highland Cemetery, followed by a reception at the VFW Post #3107.... Full story

  • Mary Jane Rhodes Services

    Jun 21, 2023

    A Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24, for Mary Jane Rhodes at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Mont., with Pastor Scott Kiehn officiating. Services will be in conjunction with those of her husband Robert Rhodes.... Full story

  • Eldon R. Lee Services

    Jun 21, 2023

    Eldon Richard Lee, 71 of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023, after a long battle with a terminal illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 26, at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, with Pastor Scott Kiehn officiating. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery, Glasgow. Eldon was born in Plentywood, Mont., on Nov. 6, 1951, to Reubin and Norma (Glover) Lee. When he was a young boy, his family moved to Glasgow: the town that Eldon called home for the... Full story

  • Theron A. Risa Services

    Jun 21, 2023

    Theron A. Risa, 98, of Opheim, Mont., passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont. Family receives friends is being planned for Friday, June 30, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be Saturday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at the Opheim Community Church in Opheim, with a reception to follow. Condolences may be left for the family at Full story

  • Glasgow Middle School Honor Roll

    Jun 21, 2023

    Sixth Grade Kylie Aho, Gabriel Sigmunstad, Aiden Aune, Daniel Bailey, Paxton Bilger, Ryder Bilger, Blaine Brandt, Grace Cornwell, Blake Estes, Jenyr Fercho, Aubree Holinde, Jett Johnson, Jaxson Kemp, Breelyn Marsalek, Ira Moore, Jack Morehouse, Amani Probert, Kinsley Rasmusan, Amiya Ryan, Ava Schultz, Trusten Stringer, Holden Stulc, Hadley Thompson, Violet Thompson, Harper Wesen and Paxton Wesen. Seventh Grade Ian Anderson, Bailey Billingsly, Dakota Bras, Abigail Henry, Hank Hopstad, Kenee Johnson, Cody Lacock, Ainsley Loftsgaard, Kolby Marsh,...

  • Western Valley 4-H Report

    Zora Holt, For the Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    4-H Camp was June 13-15. Michael Ketchum, Linden Holt, and Zora Holt chose to be counselors. Nikiyah Jones, Ryan Jones, A'aligha Jones, Broc McColly, and Kort Strommen attended as campers. A grand time was had by all. We had our annual Rabies Clinic on June 17. N. Jones, R. Jones, A. Jones, Strommen, Cienna Stommen, M. Ketchum, L. Holt and Z. Holt all attended. Dr. Rose Stoneberg kindly volunteered to vaccinate the animals for us. The clinic was conducted by Maxwell Herd Health, but Dr. Patty...

  • Governor Gianforte: Proposed BLM Rule Is a Solution in Search of a Problem

    For the Courier|Jun 21, 2023

    Joining a group of western governors, Governor Greg Gianforte on June 15 opposed a proposed rule by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which would alter the use of BLM lands to the detriment of recreation, livestock grazing, responsible resource development, and public access. The proposed rule seeks to define “conservation” as a use within the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, which requires BLM to manage its lands on the basis of multiple use and sustained yield. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland with five wes...

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