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  • Celebrating Independence Day

    Jul 12, 2023

    Milk River Days held their annual celebration July 2 through 4 in Hinsdale with the celebration kicking off on with the Kayak Poker Run in Hinsdale Park, following by the rodeo and street dance on the 3rd. The July 4th holiday saw crowds brave the cool fall-like weather with the Milk River Days Parade, ping pong ball drop, BBQ served by the Hinsdale Community, the Ambulance Fund Pie Auction, Horseshoe Tournament with kids games and the water slide available for many more memories of the day....

  • Note From The Sports Editor

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    The Glasgow Courier regrets to inform our readers that due to printing issues and page constraints, the Sports section is not included in this week’s issue. All sports and related stories planned for this week’s paper are now planned for the July 19 edition. To our readers and athletes: We apologize for this delay....

  • Sheriff's Office Responds To Fort Peck Drowning

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    On July 6, at 8:40 a.m., the Valley County Sheriff’s Office responded to the cabin area of Fort Peck Lake for an unresponsive two-year old, later identified as Cullen Meland, found in the water. Meland, son of Braden and Bethany Meland, of Billings, was staying with relatives in the area when the accident occurred. The Office of the Sheriff/Coroner will conduct a cause and manner of death investigation, which as of press time was still ongoing. In addition to Cullen, Braden and Bethany are parents to a newborn daughter, Macie, who is c... Full story

  • Hinsdale's Pie Auction Brings Funds To Volunteer Ambulance Service

    For the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    The Hinsdale Volunteer Ambulance Service held its annual pie auction fundraiser following the July 4 barbecue in the Hinsdale Legion Park. About 30 pies and other baked goods were donated by community members along with a patriotic quilt. Auctioneer Brian Austin called the auction. The cooler weather didn't dampen the hot bidding that ensued which provided some fun entertainment for those in attendance. Funds generated from the auction provide equipment, maintenance, and supplies for the...

  • Two Glasgow Adults Arrested For Possession And Distribution

    Sheriff Tom Boyer, For the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    On July 5, the Valley County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Eastern Montana Drug Task Force, executed two separate search warrants on two houses in Glasgow. The search warrants resulted in the arrest of two individuals for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of drugs with intent to distribute. Two adults, one male and one female, were booked into the Valley County Jail that evening. The investigation is active and ongoing. If you have information related to drug activity you are e...

  • Governor Gianforte Blasts BLM's Unlawful Federal Overreach With Conservation Rule

    For the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    Governor Greg Gianforte on June 26 provided further opposition to 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 (FLPMA), which requires BLM to manage its lands on the basis of multiple use and sustained yield. In a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and BLM Director Tracy Sto...

  • Public Health Officials Remind Montanans That Rabies Remains A Threat

    For the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies. The risk for potential encounters between humans and wild animals increases during spring and summer because of the time spent hiking and engaging in other outdoor activities. On June 13, 2023, DPHHS received the first report of a rabid animal this year. A striped skunk in Powder River County tested positive for rabies. In 2022, 13 animals submitted for rabies testing to the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) were positive for...

  • How Does Medicare Fraud And Abuse Affect Me?

    Aging Services Program Coordinator Lisa Baxter, For the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    First what is the difference between Medicare Fraud and Medicare Abuse. Abuse is when Medicare is overcharged or unnecessary services are billed to Medicare. The net effect extra tax-payer funds are spent which depletes the Medicare Trust Fund. Medicare abuse is not always intentional but its effect on the Medicare program is the same. Examples of Medicare abuse are up-coding of a Medicare claim to a more complicated service or for longer time frames or adding billing modifiers for a higher level of service. Other examples include unbundling...

  • Popular Theatre For A Young Audience Tour Returns With Sally Forth

    For the Courier

    Every postage stamp eagerly awaits its moment of destiny: when it is tasked with a noble quest to safely deliver a letter. Inspired by her idol Amelia Earhart, young Sally the Stamp has prepared and trained for the moment when she is trusted to carefully navigate an important parcel around the world, although she never imagined the obstacles, lessons, and new friends that she would discover along the way. Sally Forth is written and directed by Fort Peck Summer Theatre Artistic Director Andy... Full story

  • VFW Post 3107 And Auxiliary Meeting

    For the Courier

    VFW Post 3107 and Auxiliary will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m., for the VFW and the Auxiliary at 6 p.m. Agenda items include issues to be addressed at the National Convention in July and the School of Instruction in Great Falls in August. All members and veterans interested in becoming a member are welcome.... Full story

  • Girl Scout STEM Van Coming To Glasgow

    For the Courier

    Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) will be bringing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programming to Glasgow on Thursday, July 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. with their Mobile STEM Learning Center. Programming will take place at Glasgow Civic Center located at 319 3rd St. S. All programming is free and open to girls in grades kindergarten through 12 grade. The Mobile STEM Learning Center is a new resource to GSMW that will provide valuable programming to girls across 78 communities across Montana and Wyoming. The cargo-style... Full story

  • Calendar of Events

    Jul 12, 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

  • Phyllis Fuhrman

    Jul 12, 2023

    Phyllis LaVerne (Edwards) Fuhrman, 92, of Larslan, Mont., passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont., on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, surrounded by family. There will be a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 16, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. A reception will follow in the Cottonwood Inn Convention Center. Phyllis was born to Graydon McKinley Edwards and Emma (Bergtoll) Edwards on Oct. 4, 1930, in Glasgow. She grew up on the Edwards home place four miles south of Opheim,... Full story

  • Courtland 'Court' Kelsey III

    Jul 12, 2023

    The Memorial Service for Court Kelsey, of Glasgow, Mont., will be held via Zoom Videoconference on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. Courtland Kelsey III was born May 9, 1941, the son of Courtland Kelsey II and Helen Dow (Lundquist) in E. Orange, N.J. Court’s happiest boyhood memories included playing along the ocean beaches of Montauk, Long Island, N.Y., as well as learning the game of golf. Court was a graduate of Lawrenceville Prep School, N.J., Class of 1959. Rather than following the family t... Full story

  • Gerald Frank Fossum

    Jul 12, 2023

    Gerald Frank Fossum (77) of Three Points, Ariz., passed away on Friday, June 23, 2023, at the VA Southern Arizona Healthcare System following a long battle with cancer. Celebration reception is planned for 4 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at Feedlot Steakhouse 5625 Scandia Rd Shepherd, Montana, 59079. Jerry was born Jan. 5, 1946, in Glasgow, Mont., to Orrin and Dorothy Fossum. The second of six children he was raised farming and ranching in Opheim, Mont. After graduating from high school in 1964, and... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Jul 12, 2023

    1 Years Ago: Wednesday July 10, 2013 June marked the fourth straight month that ended up being wetter than normal, with 4.19 inches of rain falling in Glasgow. This is 1.86 inches more than the normal of 2.33 inches. More than half an inch of rain fell at the airport on three separate occasions, the greatest being 1.33 inches on June 3. The Goodkind Gallery threw a reception recently to open the showing of the works of Orlando Montenegro, an artist from Las Vegas. What he brought to Glasgow...

  • Montana Centenarians To Be Honored In October

    For the Courier

    The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will honor Montana centenarians during the 54th annual Governor’s Conference on Aging on October 3, 2023.  The annual conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Great Falls. Centenarians will be honored during a noon luncheon. DPHHS is asking Montanans who will turn age 100 as of Dec. 31, 2023, or those who are already over the age of 100 to submit their name and a brief profile. “This is an excellent opportunity to honor Montana centenarians and to celeb... Full story

  • USDA Reminds Montana Producers To File Crop Acreage Reports

    For the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    Agricultural producers in Montana who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) service center before the applicable deadline. “Many USDA programs require producers to file an accurate crop acreage report by the applicable deadline,” said State Executive Director in Montana Maureen Wicks. “Once planting is complete, call your local FSA office to make an appointment to report your acreage. Our FSA staff can assist produ...

  • Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Nominations for Farmers And Ranchers To Serve On Local County Committees

    For the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting nominations for county committee members for elections that will occur later this year. Additionally, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is unveiling a new GIS tool to make it easier for producers to participate in the nomination and election processes for county committee members, who make important decisions on how federal farm programs are administered locally. All nomination forms for the 2023 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2023. ...

  • Rep. Rosendale Releases Public Comments On BLM Rule

    For the Courier|Jul 12, 2023

    Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) submitted public comments to the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Land Management on their proposed Conservation and Landscape Health rule that will lock up swaths of public land for “conservation leases.” “This rule is just another example of the Biden Administration weaponizing the government to appease radical environmentalists at the expense of the people of Montana,” said Rep. Rosendale. “This expansive rule will limit recreation, timber, grazing, and important energy development on public la...

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