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  • Lightning Myths Debunked: When 'Thunder Roars, Get Indoors'

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    The summer months bring time on the lake, baseball games, grill outs, bonfires and park time for families. It also brings chances for severe weather, including thunder and lightning. The National Weather Service in Glasgow recently put out a post on social media with the goal of informing partners and the public about debunking myths associated with lightning, including, how to react when caught outside in a thunderstorm, whether or not lightning strikes the same place twice and that you are...

  • Pool Limps Along

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    How do you prioritize where to spend money and what to fix when it seems everything is in bad shape? That's the question Recreation Director Jory Casterline has to answer when dealing with the city pool. For the ten years he has been here, the pool has limped along, but he warns it's only a matter of time before an issue arises that can't be fixed, "a pool ender" as he says. In discussing the current state of the city pool, he asserts the pump is probably the biggest issue, but adds that it is...

  • Bar Owner Finds New Purpose at Frazer Council

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    For the first time in its history, the Frazer Community Council has opened a community office to provide services, guidance and resources to the residents. That effort has been led and funded in large part from a local businesswoman who found a new calling in life helping her community become "clean and sober" by providing a grass roots system of change. When Angie Toce's brother finally made the decision to get sober, she was on it. Calling the Spotted Bull Treatment Center in Poplar but...

  • Barstad to Retire After 32 Years as Chief

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    Bruce Barstad has announced his retirement from the Glasgow Police Department after 32 years of service to the region. Barstad sat down with the Courier to reflect on his years of service and the changes the department has seen over the decades. Barstad began his law enforcement career studying criminal justice at Dawson Community College in Glendive. The year was 1986 and he had taken on an internship during the summer and weekends with GPD. Following the completion of that internship, he began working seasonally in dispatch and juvenile...

  • Hinsdale FFA and Member Johnson Recognized at State Level

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    This spring, Montana FFA Foundation awarded over $60,000 in scholarships and grants to FFA members and chapters throughout the state. Hinsdale FFA was one of three FAA chapters to be awarded a Helping Hands grant and FFA member Mickayla Johnson walked away with scholarship funds. Helping Hands Grants are awarded to local FFA chapters who will be implementing community service projects. One of the priorities of the grant is to collaborate with community stakeholders and Hinsdale FFA will be doing just that. According to FFA director Patti...

  • Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery July Artist of the Month

    Mary Fahlgren, For the Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    The reception for the Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery Artist of the Month, Heather Snell, will take place on Sunday, July 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery, 531 2nd Ave. So. Please note the change from Friday to Sunday for July and August only. Artist Heather Snell is a Lakota/Dakota artist who resides on the Ft. Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Reservation. Primarily a self-taught artist with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and adventure, she enjoys experimenting with many...

  • In the Forecast? More Weeding and Deck Maintenance

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    I've taken a few days to work on our decks. I know this should be done earlier in the spring, but farming and gardening always seem to get in the way. Don't judge. The front deck is made of redwood and seems to need lots of upkeep every year. First, I just washed it with plain water, using my little pressure washer. There was lots of debris stuck between the boards - twigs, small rocks, leaves - so I took an old butter knife out and pried that gunk out as well as I could. Some pebbles are still...

  • Perspective

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Jul 4, 2018

    Children can put things into perspective with just a few words. For instance, several days ago our six-year-old granddaughter was telling me about receiving her birthday present early from her mom and dad. Her present was a new bike. When she finished telling me about the bike, she added, “I don’t really care if I don’t get a lot of presents for my birthday. I just want cake.” I remember thinking “Wow.” That evening as I was getting ready for bed I was thinking about what my granddaughter had said. And I thought about how even as adults, we hav...

  • Being Safe on the 4th

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Jul 4, 2018

    My first thought is to address the dishes that we used to see in days gone at restaurants. Yes, I did mention them just a short time ago, but when cleaning a few areas of my cupboard, I happened to wash a cup from that era. I found it interesting to see that it was a type of china, made in the USA. Today’s coffee mug is no doubt not china, but made in China. Now on to other memories. Remember the fire crackers and other fireworks that we used to set off as kids? It is even scary to think about how lucky most all of us were to have not s...

  • Unshelved at GCCL: "Libraries Rock"

    Megan Haddix, Librarians Corner|Jul 4, 2018

    This year’s musical themed Summer Reading Program (SRP) “Libraries Rock” started on June 18 and will end on July 25. Even though the program is into the third week, it’s not too late to register and participate in the remaining activities and events. The SRP is free and open to all ages: babies, children, teens and adults. On Thursday, July 5, “Alice” from the Fort Peck Summer Theatre for Young Audiences will read to the babies and young children. Following story time, there will be a “Queen of Hearts” dance party. This special event will be h...

  • FPST Presents 'Leader of the Pack'

    For the Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    There is not a song you don't know in this high-energy jukebox musical. Leader of the Pack follows the record-breaking career of songwriter Ellie Greenwich and her partner, Jeff Barry. If you loved Grease and Buddy Holly, you do not want to miss your chance to dance in the aisles to such famous hits as Chapel of Love, Da-Do-Run-Run, Be My Baby and of course, the title song. Leader of the Pack welcomes back audience favorite Chanel Bragg, last seen at FPST as Kala in Disney's Tarzan, Apollo...

  • Valley County Conservation District Board Meeting

    For the Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    The Valley County Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, July 11, at 1 p.m., at the USDA Service Center conference room in Glasgow. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, please call 406-228-4321, ext. 101....

  • Frazer Community Council Youth Alliance to Host Fun Day

    For the Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    The Frazer Community Council is hosting a community fun day on the north side of the Frazer School, Saturday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a live band performing from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by Fort Peck’s Circles of Care and food is being provided. Activities include face painting, door prizes, such as a trampoline, and talks will be held on drug and alcohol prevention and awareness....

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jul 4, 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. WEDNESDAY – JULY 4 HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! 5 p.m. - Opheim American Legion Potluck Picnic at the Opheim City Park. 6 p.m. - Free food and music at the Glasgow VFW. Food will be served at 6 p.m., music will begin between 7 and 8 p.m. Fireworks at the Valley County Fairgrounds at Dusk. THURSDAY – JULY 5 9 – 11 a.m. - Social hour at the Nashua Senior Center. 10 a.m. - “Queen of Hearts” Dance Party for...

  • Jacquelin Colleen Burner

    Jul 4, 2018

    Jacquelin Colleen (Decker) Burner, 71, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, June 25, 2018. She was born Sept. 7, 1946, to Ruben and Thelma (Long) Decker in Fayetteville, N.C. Shortly after she was born, the family moved to Frazer, Mont. While living in Frazer, she was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Church. She was joined by siblings Stan, Jody and Doug. The family then moved to Fort Peck, Mont., and she attended Nashua High School. On Sept. 28, 1963, she married John Burner,... Full story

  • Edwin "Lyle" Carden

    Jul 4, 2018

    Edwin "Lyle" Carden, 91, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018, at his home in Westlake Village, Calif. A private family gathering and celebration of life is planned. The eldest of six children, he was born in 1926 in Glasgow, Mont. He was raised in Glasgow and the surrounding area and graduated from Glasgow High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Navy in the Naval Aviation program. He subsequently earned his engineering degree from Montana State at Bozeman. He spent the latter 20 years... Full story

  • Ronald Gene Brandt

    Jul 4, 2018

    Ronald Gene Brandt, 72, died at his home in Bozeman, Mont., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Memorial services will be held later this summer. Cremation has been done. He was born June 10, 1946, to Ivan and Elizabeth Brandt, the second of seven children. He attended Grain School north of Nashua and Nashua School, graduating in 1965. A complete obituary will follow. Condolences may be sent to 40 Heather Lane, Glasgow, Mt 59230... Full story

  • Interpretive Center Offering Lots of Interactive Exhibits for Families

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    The Fort Peck Interpretive Center will be providing a number of activities for children and families this weekend, July 6 through 8. There will be a variety of displays, handouts and activities related to the various moon phases, a bat walk and owl pellets. On Friday, attendees will be able to discover and explore the different moon phases, on Saturday, be able to participate in a Bat Walk with Heather Harris from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks and on Sunday, discover and learn about owls. These activities, minus the Bat Walk, will run from...

  • Reds Squeeze Eight Games into Six Days

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    The Glasgow Reds hosted Malta at Bill Connors Field in an abbreviated double header on June 26. The pair of games were over in less than three hours, with the Reds defeating Malta in both contests, 10-1 and 4-0. After Glasgow scored six runs in the first inning, Malta's offense struggled to overcome the deficit and were only able to score one run in the game. Defensively, they committed eight errors in the field. Vinny Chappell and Calvin Bengochea contributed at the plate with Chappell hitting...

  • Blue Jays Best Reds

    George Kulczyk, The Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    In their second double-header of the week, the Glasgow Reds hosted the Billings Blue Jays on June 27. The Blue Jays finished the night winning both contests. The first game was a more competitive game for the Reds as they lost by just three runs, 5-2. Tel Aune, Kristian Price, Bryce Legare and Chase Guttenberg each collected one hit in the game, while Guttenberg, Price, Darrin Wersal and Gavin Adkins contributed defensively with double plays. Although John Cremer started on the mound for the...

  • Glasgow Loses Four on the Road

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jul 4, 2018

    The Glasgow Reds were on the road to Billings to take on the Cardinals and the Blue Jays in back-to-back double headers. On June 30, Glasgow faced the Cardinals in two games, falling to Billings, 2-13 and 7-10. In the first game, Billings exploded offensively, scoring seven runs in the bottom half of the first inning. The Reds were able to answer with two runs in the third, but Billings pulled even further away in the remainder of the game, scoring six more runs. The game ended in less than five innings. Kevin McDonald went two-for-three at the...

  • Hi-Line Farm and Ranch July 2018

    Jul 4, 2018

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  • In Defense of the Oxford Comma

    Rachel Sigmundstad, Because Why Not|Jul 4, 2018

    I need to buy bread, milk, peanut butter and jelly and honey. That sentence might look incorrect to you, but within the parameters of the Associated Press style, it is correct. Perhaps this looks better; I need to buy bread, milk, peanut butter and jelly, and honey. The difference between those two sentences is the use of a serial comma. Serial commas, often referred to as Oxford commas or Harvard commas, are commas placed before the conjunction in a series. Their use has long been debated and different style guides have different rules. Regard...

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