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  • Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament Reels in New Record

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    Early mornings. Long days. Short nights. Those are just a small part of what goes into putting on the annual Montana Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament. But the results are more than worth it, particularly when records are shattered. The first record fell Nov. 1, 2019 when the tournament's 200 slots were filled in one hour, one minute, the fastest that has ever happened. Fast forward to July 10 and 11 when the anglers hit the water. Last year, Adam Morehouse and Matt Poole set a new two-day...

  • Glasgow School District Approves Pay Raises For Supt., Clerk, Subs and Bus Drivers

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    The Glasgow School Board met in the district board room on July 8 to approve the district clerk and superintendent wage agreement, which were both negotiated on June 25, as well as discuss the bus driver and substitute teacher wage increase, student attendance agreements, handbooks and bus routes for the 2020-2021 school year in addition to the review of the 2018-2019 financial audit. The meeting started off with a call for public comment and after determining there was none, the board comment period started with board member Angie Page...

  • City Takes Aim at 'Nuisance' Lots

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    The Glasgow City Council is in the process of passing a new city ordinance to increase penalties associated with weedy lots. Ordinance No. 968 will amend the city’s already existing weed ordinance to increase fees for non-compliance in an effort to increase compliance with the lot standards. Currently, nuisance weeds are deemed any weed, grass, wild vegetation and any uncared for vegetation that grows to a height in excess of eight inches and any vegetation that poses a fire hazard inside the city limits. Under the current system, a notice i...

  • Fair Concert Canceled

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    “We did not take it lightly.” The decision by the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, in conjunction with their partners from the Rodeo Committee and Milk River Motorsports, to cancel this year’s fair concert was a tough one said Executive Director Lisa Koski. Milk River Motorsports and the Rodeo Committee had already canceled their evening events scheduled for this year’s Northeast Montana Fair. With no demolition derby or rodeo planned, the Chamber decided to also cancel the Diamond Rio concert, scheduled to conclude the fai...

  • Zero Test Positive From Surveillance Testing

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital reported in a press release on July 9, that zero of the 256 participants in the county’s surveillance testing on June 25 tested positive for the coronavirus. “Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital and the Valley County Health Department are happy to report that 100 percent of the asymptomatic COVID-19 tests run at the Community Snapshot testing event at the NE MT Fairgrounds on 06/25/20 are NEGATIVE,” read the press release. At the time of the tests, there were no reported cases of COVID-19 in Valley County and healt... Full story

  • Local Residents See Need For Foster Children In Community

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    When children are removed from their home and placed into a foster home, they generally only come with what they are wearing and adults who are bringing these children in don't always have the items needed to care for these children, leaving a void of toiletries, clothing and other necessary items for these children. To fill this need, Glasgow resident and photographer Jenn Calkin created Izzy's Closet in 2018, which provides a week's worth of clothing (if available) and any other necessities th...

  • MSGA Taking The Lead On Critical Issues

    Jul 15, 2020

    Dear Editor, As the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) leadership came out of our June Board of Directors meeting, I was reminded of how critical it is to have a state organization working on the behalf of Montana's cattle ranchers. These past few months have been unprecedented and have affected our industry in ways we could not have predicted. As producers continue to do the important work of keeping our family ranches profitable and food on the table of American consumers, Montana...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Jul 15, 2020

    Summer hours for the Pioneer Museum through August are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center is now open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are asked to wear masks and remain six feet from others outside their household while in the building. The Senior Citizen Center will continue Meals on Wheels. Grab n’ go meals are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those age 60 plus with a $5.50 suggested donation. Please call 228-9500 by 9 a.m. to reserve a grab n go meal. SATURDAY – JULY 18 Annual Nashua Com... Full story

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre's Fractured Fairy Tales

    For the Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    Despite the cancellation of the regular season, Fort Peck Summer Theatre is pleased to continue the touring Theatre for Young Audiences program with this summer’s production of Fractured Fairy Tales. Written and arranged by FPST Artistic Director Andy Meyers, classic fairy tales are turned upside down with unexpected twists, unlikely heroes and a host of zany characters! This fast-paced collection of stories is sure to leave audiences of all ages laughing, while the timeless lessons of friendship, reaching goals and acceptance from the t... Full story

  • SRP Party At GCCL Canceled

    For the Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    The Glasgow City-County Library will not be having any end of the summer reading program parties as originally planned. All ages participating in the summer reading program will need to have their activity sheets and bingo sheets turned in by 7 p.m, Wednesday, July 22. Prizes will be drawn and a “come and go” event will be on Friday, July 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. to pick up prizes and participation goodies. Please call 228-2731 with any questions. We appreciate your support and understanding.... Full story

  • Fort Peck Interpretive Center Opens

    For the Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    The Fort Peck Interpretive Center will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Monday, July 13. There are several changes in place due to Covid-19 precautions. Visitors are asked to wear masks and remain six feet from others outside their household while in the building. Occupancy will be limited to 50 people at any one time. One way travel will be marked through the building. Interactive displays have been a highlight of this facility, but due to Covid precautions many tactile items have been removed or closed, such as the children’s r... Full story

  • Darlene Stenbakken Durell

    Jul 15, 2020

    Darlene (Stenbakken) Durell, of Nashua, Mont., at 83 years young, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, July 5, 2020, after a very short battle with cancer with several family members by her side. No services are planned and cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later time on the family farm. Darlene was born on April 8, 1937, in Nashua to Bernard and Myrtle (Berg) Stenbakken, of Nashua. She attended Nashua schools into the middle of 11th grade. She... Full story

  • Carolyn Combs

    Jul 15, 2020

    Carolyn L. (Ellsworth) Combs, 75, of Riverdale, N.D. died Thursday, July 9, 2020, in the Garrison Memorial Hospital, Garrison, N.D. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, at the Riverdale Community Church with Pastor Alan Hathaway officiating. Inurnment will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 20, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, in rural Mandan, N.D. Carolyn was born March 2, 1945, in Glasgow, Mont., the daughter of Lee and Ava (Woodward) Ellsworth. She was raised... Full story

  • SCOTUS Denies Request To Allow KXL To Proceed

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    In their continued attempt to keep the Keystone XL Pipeline project moving forward after years of delays, the Trump administration did not get the ruling they expected from the United States Supreme Court. On July 6, the U.S. Supreme Court declined the request from TC Energy and the Trump administration to allow Keystone XL to proceed under Nationwide Permit (NWP) 12 however allowed other pipelines to continue using the Permit as the full appeal process moves forward. The appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court started as a result of Federal Judge...

  • Glasgow Reds Continue To Add Wins To Their Record

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    Over the past week, the Glasgow Reds have seen plenty of game action. They traveled to Havre on July 7, for what was supposed to be a double-header against the Northstars however Mother Nature reduced the match up to one longer-than-normal game. They then hosted the Wolf Point Yellowjackets on July 11 for a double-header match-up, hoping to gain more wins after beating them last week on their home field. The Reds battled it out again on July 12 in Froid against the Homestead Bulls, also hoping t...

  • Montana Governor's Cup Kids Fishing Results

    For the Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    In 2020 we had a total of 60 kids with a total of 154 fish caught. Each participant received a free T-shirt provided by the sponsors. Prizes were awarded to the top placers and those that did not place got a free tackle box with tackle. We finished with a free lunch and ice cream sponsored by Shelly George, Thrivent Financial. The fishing tournament was sponsored by Fossum Materials, Free Trader, Walleyes Unlimited, Norval Electric, Independence Bank, Sletten Construction, Taco Shack, Northwest...

  • Rodeo Action at the Annual 4th of July Rodeo in Hinsdale

    Jul 15, 2020

  • Nursery Rhyme Time

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jul 15, 2020

    “Mary, Mary, quite contrary. How does your garden grow?” “Like an out-of-control jungle, that’s how!” (I’ve resisted working this little jingle into my column for years, and aren’t you sorry I finally succumbed?) In place of silver bells and cockleshells, I have sunflowers, moon flowers, baby’s breath, bachelor buttons, and zinnias planted. They’re supposed to draw in bees, and I have seen bumblebees stumbling along the ground. The flowers are being slow to produce blooms. I hope these hot, sunny days give them a huge boost in growth. All th...

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  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Jury Finds Luke Strommen Guilty of Rape

    A.J. Etherington, The Courierb|Jul 15, 2020

    A jury of 12 found ex-Valley County undersheriff Luke Strommen guilty of sexual intercourse without consent in the afternoon hours of July 17, 2020 at Valley County District Court. The State's case had argued that Strommen began raping a 14-year-old girl while she stayed in a hotel room with the family in Great Falls in September of 2009. In the night, Strommen initiated digital intercourse and continued to repeatedly meet the girl to rape her throughout the course of the following months to yea...

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