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  • Granrud's Lefse Shack Moves to Scobey

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    Granrud's Lefse Shack owners, Twyla Anderson and Alice Redfield have announced the sale of their business to Scott and Libi Susag, of Scobey. The business will retain the Granrud name and is expected to reopen for the season in early to mid-October at 602 Main Street in Scobey, Mont. Of the decision to sell their business, Anderson said they had been considering the move for a couple of years. Over the years it had become more and more difficult to maintain the workforce needed for production....

  • Boat Fire at Fort Peck Marina

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    A boat was engulfed in flames at the Fort Peck Marina on July 15, at about 1:30 p.m. According to the Fort Peck Fire Chief Landon Holt, the only injury was minor burns. The boat, however, was completely destroyed by the ensuing fire. The vessel ignited while docked in the marina slip and was pushed out by responders to the blaze before drifting into land. According to Holt, no other structures or boats were affected by the fire. The occupants escaped the boat and were able to notify 911. A...

  • NWS Warns of Gap in Receiving Severe Weather Alerts

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    A two-day bout of severe weather July 9 and 10 has prompted concerns from the National Weather Service in Glasgow that many northeast Montana residents may not be aware of severe weather alerts. According to Chief Meteorologist of the NWS in Glasgow Tanja Fransen,, the only automatic alerts sent to cell phones are tornado and flash flood warnings. Fransen told the Courier that in the case of last week's storms, the macroburst thunderstorm in Plentywood was warned due to the threat of a tornado,...

  • Outpost Cafe Awarded Farmers Grow Communities Award

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    Scott St. John, Opheim farmer, has selected the Outpost Cafe, of Opheim, to receive a $2,500 donation as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The Outpost Cafe will use the funds to continue serving the needs of the Opheim community by providing meals, with a focus on feeding local seniors. The Outpost Cafe also caters to local farmers and ranchers in the area. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Scott St. John for choosing the Cafe. It is greatly appreciated,” said...

  • Minnesota Musicians Bring Fun to GCCL

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    Award-winning entertainers Jack and Kitty, from Minneapolis, Minn., made at stop at the Glasgow City-County Library on July 12 to entertain grandparents, parents and children of all ages with their feel-good, rhythmic show. As part of the library's summer reading program, "Libraries Rock," the husband and wife duo played family-friendly jug band folk music and incorporated children's classics such as the Chicken Dance. Their act was accompanied with unique instruments such as a washer, a jug and...

  • Gardening and Grandsons

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    My garden has been producing summer squash from those too many plants I put in. I took a couple of the round ones, along with a couple zucchini-type ones, and arranged them to form the eyes, nose, and mouth of a face. I shared the photo on Facebook, joking about "playing with my food." My youngest sister then posted a photo of a "veggie face" composed of peppers, tomatoes, and a blackberry, saying she saw my face and raised the bet. Shortly after that, my next younger sister also posted her...

  • Storms,Time and International Borders

    A.J. Etherington, From the Editor|Jul 18, 2018

    We were standing in a field looking at radar on an iPhone and trying to figure out our next move. The storm we wanted to chase was rapidly moving north into Canada, and I was without a passport. My companion wasn’t going to mention it but you could tell he was disappointed that we were going to miss out on that particular storm. So, Sean Heavey and I made our way south out of Whitewater and back towards Saco. We kept anxiously checking the radar as a supercell was “blowing up” outside Malta and moving eastward as quickly as we could drive south...

  • Slow Down

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Jul 18, 2018

    Children often remind me of what I fail to see, hear, or understand. For instance, the excitement of children when they see the first dandelions of the year. How happy they are to present the bright yellow flower to people, especially mothers and grandmothers. And I wonder how is it I don’t really see the beauty of these little flowers against the lush green grass. Seeing the dandelions does remind me that when I was a child, the dandelion leaves were the first salad we had every spring. That memory also brings another one: that of snacking o...

  • CDC Retraction Leaves Questions About Farmer Suicide Rates

    Gwendolyne Honrud, Community Commentary|Jul 18, 2018

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last month retracted an erroneous report on suicide rates that misclassified farmers as Triple-F workers, farming, fishing, and forestry, when the correct classification for farmers under federal guidelines is a management occupation. The study, Suicide Rates by Occupational Group -17 States, 2012, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, garnered much media attention regarding high suicide rates in the farming community. While the study’s authors are currently reevaluating t...

  • Thank You to All the Transplants Who Help Keep Glasgow Great

    Gina Williamson, Fort Peck|Jul 18, 2018

    Dear Editor, I was disappointed to read the recent personal attack against AJ Etherington because he is an “outsider.” When I met AJ he was proudly serving his country in the military, and I know him to be very professional in his actions, and I know him to be proud of this country, this state, AND this community. He is raising his family here and is helping to keep this a great place to live in more ways than most people observe, so please do not judge him - or anyone - by an editorial that you may not agree with. The assertion that som...

  • Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jul 18, 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 18 5 – 7 p.m.- Meet and Greet Pete Helland at Sunnyside Golf and County Club. 5:30 p.m. - St. Marie Water and Sewer Board Meeting at St. Marie Townhall. THURSDAY – JULY 19 9 – 11 a.m. - Social hour at the Nashua Senior Center. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Veteran Affairs Officers will be in Malta at the Malta City Hall. If bad weather exists on days of travel, stay tuned to the local rad... Full story

  • Franklin Lewis Johnson

    Jul 18, 2018

    Franklin Lewis Johnson, 85, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Friday, June 8, 2018, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 24, 1932, to Louis and Stella (McPherson) Johnson in Nashua, Mont. He graduated in the class of 1950 from Nashua High School. He married Ann Fay Erickson, June of 1954, and their daughter, Debra Ann, was born Dec. 13, 1955. He served his country in the Air Force and was stationed in Japan for awhile. He was discharged early, when... Full story

  • LaVerne Arlene Davis

    Jul 18, 2018

    LaVerne Arlene (Lacock) Davis, age 82 of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow after waging a fierce two-year battle against colon cancer. She was born to Thomas and Alpha Lacock on March 9, 1936, in Hinsdale, Mont., and lived there until the family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1949. LaVerne graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1954. On Jan. 7, 1955, LaVerne married James Davis and from that union, five children were born: three... Full story

  • Barry Beaudoin

    Jul 18, 2018

    Barry Beaudoin, 68, of Henderson, Nev., passed away June 28, 2018, in Henderson. Arrangements by McDermott’s Funeral and Cremation Services, Las Vegas, Nev.... Full story

  • Reds Go 2-2 in Glendive

    Georige Kulcyzk, The Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    The Glasgow Reds went two and two at the Glendive Invitational Tournament July 13 and 14, defeating Richland County 17-2 and Glendive B 15-4, and falling to the Glendive Blue Devils 2-12 and Watford City 0-12. With a huge third-inning performance followed by a healthy fifth inning, the Reds dominated over the Richland County Patriots in their first game on Friday. Although the Patriots lit up the scoreboard first with a run in the bottom of the first inning, they struggled to do anything else...

  • 2018 Montana Gov Cup in the Books

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    Despite boat malfunctions, lost tackle, inclement weather, etc. there will always be a winner of the Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament. This year, the tourney was held July 13 and 14, and the big prize went to Jason Eggebrecht of Fort Peck and his fishing partner out of Billings, Drew Alpers. They caught the bulk of their weight in fish on the first day of the tournament with a respectable total weight of 38.54 lbs. Actually, it was the highest weight of fish caught on either day of the...

  • GKST Swimmers Fourth in Scobey

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team took a large group of 34 swimmers to Scobey July 14 and 15. They placed fourth overall in team points and relay points. Head coach Nicole Arnold is pleased with the progress her swimmers are making. "They've had a great season," she explained. "Many swimmers are hitting their stride in the pool with only one regular season meet left to go." Leading the team with top three finishes were: Jordan Billingsley (100m backstroke-first), Raelee Dowden (200m individual...

  • Glasgow Represents at Missoula Marathon

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jul 18, 2018

    A handful of runners from Glasgow traveled to Missoula to participate in the Missoula Marathon July 13 – 15. Some chose to do the half-marathon, while others jumped in with both feet and ran the full marathon, which is a Boston Marathon qualifier. Both races were ran on Sunday the 15th and began at 6 a.m. The 26.2 mile course began in Frenchtown and ended in downtown Missoula. Opting to run the full course were the more seasoned runners: Craig Overby, Andrew McKean, Tim Phillips and Emma F...

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