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  • FPST Celebrates Golden Anniversary

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    From wondering whether there would be a next season to wondering which shows to put on next season, that is how far the Fort Peck Summer Theatre has come in 50 years. And there is so much more to look forward to in the next 50 years and beyond. The theatre celebrated their 50th anniversary this past weekend, June 28-30. "So much has changed," Andy Meyers, artistic director, told the Courier. Though as Megan Wiltshire was quick to add, "So much has stayed the same." The weekend celebrated the...

  • Good Clean Fun

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    Valley View Nursing Home hosted their annual community barbecue to celebrate the community in Valley County and to provide some good clean fun for residents, area families, community members, even letting the kids blow off steam. Held last Wednesday, June 26, the BBQ, sponsored by the Valley View Home foundation, featured pulled-pork sandwiches, music and games, including a chalk-bag fight between the dozens of kids in attendance and a few adults. "The BBQ went well," said Thompson. "Almost too...

  • Glasgow Clinic Welcomes Two FNPs

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    The Glasgow Clinic is pleased to announce two new family nurse practitioners to the Glasgow Clinic and the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital family. Christina Hartshorn, FNP, and Desiree Cavan, FNP, have started seeing patients for acute issues, such as fevers, colds, urinary tract infections, any issues that are short-term and not considered chronic, at the Glasgow Clinic. Hartshorn has been with the clinic since April 28, and has been loving her time here in Glasgow. She decided on the "middle...

  • Army Vet Joins Ranks at VCSO

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    For Scott McCroskey the Army has influenced almost every moment in his life. So, it was no wonder that when he became a Sheriff Deputy in Valley County, he let that influence – and the lessons learned from it – guide his time in the position. "I had a Sergeant Major," explained McCroskey. "He would always say, 'Each day improve yourself, your troops and your organization." The newly minted Deputy says he tries to apply that lesson with modifications. Even though he has no "troops" per se, he tri...

  • Independence Day Has A Special Meaning for Montana's Small Businesses

    Jul 3, 2019

    Dear Editor, The United States is a nation founded by entrepreneurs who were, by definition, risk takers. In fact, many of America's founding fathers were small business owners who provided needed goods and services in the growing colonies. Alexander Hamilton, who founded the Bank of New York by the age of 29, was even called "America's First Capitalist." Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, a printer and a newspaperman. George Washington was a farmer, a landowner and owned a distillery. Most of...

  • Working Women of WWII

    Jul 3, 2019

    Dear Editor, American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during WWII. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of...

  • Farm Families Weighed Down By Stress

    Jul 3, 2019

    Dear Editor, Farm families are under increased stress this season, challenged by weather, trade issues, the farm economy and many other factors that are out of their control. Stress impacts our bodies in many ways and can result in symptoms such as increased aches and pains, changes in appetite, lack of sleep, anxious or racing thoughts, moodiness and social isolation. Increased stress is becoming chronic and has taken a toll on farmers, resulting in mental health concerns. This increase in...

  • Figures of Yesteryear

    Helen DePuydt, Prairie Poet|Jul 3, 2019

    Around Christmas time 1921, when Mary Jane and her little daughter of Glasgow were visiting Mary Jane’s parents in Malta the two came down with the measles. The little girl had black dots over her entire body. Mary Jane wanted a bath for at least her baby but her mother, a Chippewa Indian, told her in her native language, “Dear girl, you must not give her a bath as she will get very sick.” In retrospect, Mary Jane said, “The older people are so very wise.” This is what did it – the baby became terribly ill. Dr. Curry was called in. He prescrib...

  • Glasgow's Fireworks Ordinance

    Jul 3, 2019

    Sec 14-14 Fireworks Revised Definitions: Per 50-37-101 Montana Code Annotated. Fireworks defined. The term “fireworks” means any combustible or explosive composition or any substance, combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation and includes sky rockets, roman candles, daygo bombs, blank cartridges, toy cannons, toy canes, or toy guns in which explosives other than toy paper caps are used, the type of balloons which require fire und...

  • Glasgow Yard of the Week

    Jul 3, 2019

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  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jul 3, 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 – JULY 4 Valley County Courthouse Closed Glasgow City-County Library Closed 11 a.m. - Milk River Days Parade on Main Street in Hinsdale. 1:30 p... Full story

  • Memorial Pinochle and Pie for Gloria Doucette

    For the Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    On Sunday, July 7, in honor of the memory of Gloria Doucette, there will be an afternoon of pinochle and pie at the Nashua Senior Citizens Center. Other games and activities for those who do not wish to play pinochle will be available. Card games will begin at 1:30 p.m. and homemade pie will be served at 3:30 p.m. A free will donation will be accepted with proceeds to go to Gloria’s family for expenses. Gloria was co-president of the Seniors when she passed away recently. She was a very competitive card player. Everyone is welcome for this m... Full story

  • HOPE Project BBQ

    For the Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    The newly-formed HOPE Project will be hosting a BBQ beginning at 5:30 p.m. and auction, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4. The event will be held at the Valley Event Center. This special event is open to the public with a free will offering being accepted. The BBQ will be hamburgers, potato salad, watermelon, chips, dessert and a drink. Items are needed for the auction. Donations can be delivered Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4, to the Event Center.... Full story

  • Pancake Breakfast This Saturday

    For the Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    On Saturday, July 6, there will be a pancake breakfast at the Senior Citizen Center, 328 4th Ave S, Glasgow, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The breakfast is $5 per person or $7.50 for big appetites. Put on by the Valley County Senior Citizens, there will be regular and sourdough (while they last), pancakes, sausage and eggs cooked to order.... Full story

  • Valley Vet Clinic Holiday Hours

    For the Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    The Valley Veterinary Clinic will be closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. There will be no emergency services from Thursday, July 4, through Sunday, July 7.... Full story

  • Richard David Winderl

    Jul 3, 2019

    Richard David Winderl, 85, longtime resident of Valley County, passed away at Valley View Home, in Glasgow, Mont., on the afternoon of Friday, June 28, 2019. Services will be Monday, July 8, at St. Raphael's Church at 10 a.m., with burial in Highland Cemetery with luncheon to follow at the Parish Center. Richard was born on March 22, 1934, to Theodore and Blanche (Rouse) Winderl. He was the ninth child of 10 sons. He lived on the family farm just south of Richland, Mont. Richard attended... Full story

  • Gloria Ione Shanks

    Jul 3, 2019

    Gloria Ione Shanks, age 87, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Roundup, Mont., of natural causes. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Mont. A graveside service will follow at the Highland Cemetery. Gloria was born on July 25, 1931, in Bainville Mont., the daughter of Leo and Gladys Robinson. She was the oldest of four children. She was raised on a farm outside of Bainville and graduated from Bainville High School in 1949. On Oct.... Full story

  • Hyram Walker Peters

    Jul 3, 2019

    Our dad, grandpa, husband, brother, and uncle, Hyram Peters passed away at Northeast Montana Health Services in Wolf Point, Mont., on Friday, June 21, 2019. At Hyram's request, cremation has taken place, no services are planned. Hyram Walker Peters was born on July 14, 1939, in Glasgow, Mont., to Hyram and Maude (Walker) Peters. He went to elementary school in Nashua, Mont., as well as Glasgow Junior and Senior, graduating in 1958. Dad was voted "Most Mischievous" of his class and had the second... Full story

  • Richard T. Mullen

    Jul 3, 2019

    Richard T. Mullen, 83, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Thursday, June 28, 2019, at his home. As per Richard's request no services will be held. Richard was born June 12, 1936, in Glasgow to Thomas and Amanda (Hopstad) Mullen. He attended Glasgow Public Schools and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1954. After graduation, he joined the Air Force and served from 1954 to 1958. He was a member of Glasgow Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed trap shooting. Preceding him in death are his parents, Thomas... Full story

  • Largesse from the Garden

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    Last week my column was entitled "Life Giving Rain" by the Courier, which is a very accurate title. Unfortunately, it's brought life not only to my desired plantings, but also to all the myriad of weeds that try to live here. When it's dry, the weeds mostly only grow in the rows, because the drip system keeps the water going to just the rows. But with the rains hitting everywhere, the weeds are coming on like gangbusters everywhere. All of the garden is turning green. There's supposed to be...

  • Kaiser, Sand Lead GKST to Third

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team (GKST) traveled to Plentywood for two days of competition June 29 and 30. Although it wasn't the largest swim meet of the season so far, head coach Nicole Arnold noted that the meet was packed with serious competition from Scobey, Sidney and Plentywood. "Those teams were at full force with a majority of their swimmers in attendance." Scobey and Sidney are powerhouses in the Eastern Federation with strong participation numbers, but Glasgow was able to secure a...

  • 14U Girls MonDak League Champs

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    The Glasgow Scottie 14U softball team traveled to Sidney for a pair of games on June 29 and defeated Sidney by 10 runs in each contest. The wins, and a 10-0 record in league play, earned them the title of MonDak Champs. With 15 runs off of 12 hits, the first game resulted in a 15-5 error-free victory for Glasgow. Several RBIs highlighted the game and they were punctuated by a number of stolen bases by the Scotties. Brielle Partridge earned the win in the circle for Glasgow. She pitched all four innings, surrendering five runs on seven hits...

  • No-Hitter, Triple Dingers Highlight Games vs. WoPo

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jul 3, 2019

    The Glasgow Reds faced the Wolf Point Yellowjackets in a double-header in Wolf Point on June 26. The action began with the first game at 5:30 p.m., which ended with Glasgow on top 16-2. The trio of Tel Aune, Kaden Fossum and Darrin Wersal teamed up to launch three home runs in the game, driving in six runs on the three hits. Aune led with four RBIs in the game, followed by Fossum with three, and Legare and Dylan Nieskens with two each. While Aune also recorded a triple in the game, he was...

  • Hi-Line Farm and Ranch July 2019

    Jul 3, 2019

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