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  • McIntyre Appointed to Montana Arts Council

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    While Glasgow and Valley County have proudly embraced their claim of being the "Middle of Nowhere" the remoteness of the region brings its own unique challenges. Eastern Montana is often overlooked by tourists in favor of the mountain ranges in the west, inspired more by Yellowstone the television show than Yellowstone the reality. Even within the state, the plains are forgotten about by residents. Representation in Montana's arts community is just one example. For some time, the Montana Arts...

  • Glasgow School Board Discusses Possible Bond Levy

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    The Glasgow School Board met in regular session on July 11, which was a change from their normally scheduled second Wednesday of the month, due to scheduling conflicts. The next regular session Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, due to the Northeast Montana Fair the second week of August. In addition to approving normal business such as the personnel action report and student attendance agreements, Superintendent Wade Sundby also provided the board with an update on bus drivers as the new school year quickly approaches. “We are h...

  • Siding 45 Skatepark Committee Wheelies Their Way Into Progress

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    The Siding 45 Skatepark committee has been hard at work in recent months in order to achieve their goal of revitalizing a skatepark in the Glasgow area. From hosting fundraisers, having other local businesses support in helping to raise funds, working with the City of Glasgow to determine the best location and becoming their own non-profit organization, the group is putting more pieces together to make their dream a reality. "We are happy to announce that as of this week, July 10, we have...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jul 19, 2023

    From The Valley County Sheriff's Office Dear Editor, The recent showing of the movie Sound of Freedom has caused a buzz across the country. The movie, about child and human trafficking, takes a two-hour dive and offers a tiny glimpse into a world that we pretend does not exist. The immense problem seen worldwide is aptly portrayed in this feature film that pulls at your heartstrings. If you have not seen the movie, I would encourage you to do so. When you leave the theater, your mind replays the...

  • Attorney General Knudsen Launches Television PSA To Combat Human Trafficking In Montana

    For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    Continuing his commitment to end human trafficking in Montana, Attorney General Austin Knudsen has launched a new statewide public service announcement to educate Montanans on the issue and how to report it when they suspect they see it. Featuring Montana Department of Justice officials who are active in the fight against human trafficking, the 30-second spot provides information to Montanans on what to look for and where to report suspected human trafficking. It will run through Aug. 10 on broadcast and cable television across Montana. “One of...

  • U.S. House Committee Proposes Budget Cut In Amtrak Services

    For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    The Rail Passengers Association is urging Congress to reject the vision outlined in the House Committee on Appropriation’s draft Fiscal Year 2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) legislation. This bill would cut Amtrak’s budget 64 percent from what was enacted last year and 76 percent below what Congress authorized in the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA), threatening an essential transportation service that tens of millions of Americans depend upon and killing the passenger rail renaissance launched by the...

  • Community Calendar

    Jul 19, 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

  • Verizon Cellular Plus Free Backpack Giveaway July 29

    For the Courier

    Verizon-Cellular Plus in Glasgow will be giving away free backpacks filled with school supplies on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. “We are proud to give back to our local community by helping students kick off the school year with a brand-new backpack and essential supplies,” stated President Adam Kimmet. “Our hope is that this event will help alleviate some financial challenges for families. It’s very rewarding to see the kids confidently walk out of the store, excited to show off their new backpack and prepared to rule the school... Full story

  • Eugene R. 'Pete' Nicol

    Jul 19, 2023

    Eugene R. "Pete" Nicol, 94, of Nashua Mont., passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, surrounded by family. A private family burial will be held Saturday, July 22. Pete was born on May 18, 1929, in Nashua. He spent the first six years of his life on the farm located on the Milk River Coulee along the Missouri River. In 1935, due to the construction of the Fort Peck Dam, the family relocated to the farm just southeast of Nashua. He grew up working the farm until being drafted into the Army.... Full story

  • Lois A. Johnson

    Jul 19, 2023

    Lois A. Johnson woke up in Heaven on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. Lois, wife, mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to everyone she knew, was born in the summer of 1933. Lois was the first daughter born to J. Ruth and Harry Stahl. She was the sixth child of seven, a welcome daughter after five sons. With the birth of her little sister, Lois became a big sister. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Mont. Internment o... Full story

  • Cullen Meland

    Jul 19, 2023

    Cullen James Meland, loving son, grandson and big brother, tragically passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at the age of two in Fort Peck, Mont. He would've been celebrating his second birthday the following Thursday, July 13. He was born to Braden and Bethany Meland on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Cullen had recently traveled down to Denver to welcome his baby sister Macie Lynn Meland on June 19, 2023. Cullen loved playing outside with chalk and bubbles. He enjoyed riding on the 4-wheeler and side... Full story

  • Medicare Coverage For Foreign Travel And Coverage For Snowbirds

    Aging Services Specialist Lisa Baxter, For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    Does Medicare cover me if I travel outside the United States? Original Medicare covers all 50 States as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. territories American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Medicare does not provide coverage outside the U.S. and its territories unless it is an emergency. On Cruise ships you will have Medicare coverage if the ship is in U.S. waters or is within six hours from a U.S. port. If you are traveling from the U.S. to Alaska going through Canada, Medicare will...

  • MDA Reminds Producers That Montana State Hail Insurance Is Available for Purchase

    For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    In light of storms throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding producers that applications for State Hail Insurance Policy are available through MDA’s State Hail Insurance Program. Producers can insure crops against hail damage at the maximum coverage rate of $75 per acre for dryland and $114 per acre for irrigated land. Rates charged are a percentage of the insured amount and vary by county. A detailed list of rates by county and crop can be found online by visiting the MDA website. State policies are a...

  • Montana FSA Program Dates/Deadlines

    USDA, For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    USDA in Montana reminds agricultural producers of important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program dates. Contact your local service center to apply and with any questions. Visit online at and July 26, 2023: ODMAP signup deadline. You can also read the News Release for more information. July 31, 2023: CRP CLEAR30 signup 59 ends August 1, 2023: Deadline to request a farm reconstitution or farm transfer for program year 2023. August 1, 2023: County Committee (COC) Nomination period for the 2023 Election Cycle Closes....

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards for July 6 show 147 cattle sold with cows and bulls steady on a light test. Utility and commercial cows brought in $95 to $112; canner and cutter cows $75 to $95; and bulls $120 to $131.50. Town Weight Description Price Glasgow 1770 Bull $126 Fort Peck 1810 Bull $127 Glasgow 1940 Bull $130.00 Poplar 1965 Bull $128.00 Jordan 1985 Bull $131.50 Opheim 1680 Cow $108.50 Opheim 1670 Cow $108.50 Turner 1585 Cow $110.00 Billings 1560 Cow $112.00 Glasgow 1538 Cows $111.00 Glasgow 1538 Cows $112 Hinsdale 1520...

  • Farm, Forestry, Environmental and Hunger Advocates

    For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    Twenty groups representing agricultural, environmental, forestry, wildlife, nutrition and hunger advocates have launched the “Farm Bill for America’s Families: Sustaining Our Future” campaign to urge passage of the 2023 farm bill this year. Farm Bill for America’s Families brings together stakeholders who support the farm bill and recognize its profound impact on the well-being of all Americans. The campaign seeks to engage consumers, leaders and lawmakers alike on the importance of the farm bill and highlights five core objectives: food securi...

  • Non-Emergency Haying and Grazing Conservation Reserve Program

    USDA, For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    USDA reminds producers that all non-emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts must be discussed and approved with your local FSA county office prior to starting the activity. Under no circumstances may non-emergency haying or grazing be permitted if such activity would cause long-term damage to the vegetative cover on the land, determined on a site-by-site basis. Available to start 12 months after cover is fully established. Non-emergency activities may occur according to the conservation plan during drought /...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Jul 19, 2023

    1 Years Ago: Wednesday July 17, 2013 A Valley County Sheriff's Deputy is expanding the common practice of mutual aid in Rural Montana to start a regional SWAT team. Chief Deputy Reed Mesman has begun making plans with eight law enforcement agencies to train and equip a tactical team for high-risk situations. The sheriff's departments in the five counties in Northeast Montana, the Glasgow and Wolf Point police departments and the Fort Peck Tribes are all participating. Glasgow has a new...

  • Ooops

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    I’m tendering apologies. I completely forgot to write a column last week! I can offer several excuses: I’m old; I was busy doing other things (can’t remember what - see previous excuse); I was lazy; I didn’t feel like it; I honestly thought I had sent in a column. I think all of them could apply. You can pick whichever one you like. Anyway, I’m sorry. There really have been things going on up here. I finally got around to running the weed whacker in all the nooks and crannies and corners the riding mower doesn’t reach. Then there was enough...

  • 36th Annual Montana Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    Smoke hung thick over Fort Peck Lake this past weekend, though whether it was wildfires or fishing rods burning up is hard to say. The top three teams in this year's Gov Cup walleye tournament brought in a combined 309.60 pounds of fish over two days. Brem Phillips and Clyde Phillips, both of Jordan, Mont., hauled in 104.32 pounds to take the $15,000 check, the championship rings, and plaques home to the south side of the lake this year. The father-son duo reeled in 52.22 pounds on day one and...

  • Montana Governor's Cup: Kids Fishing Tournament

    Shelly George, For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    In 2023 we had a total of 68 kids with a total of 182 fish caught. Each participant received a free T-shirt provided by the sponsors. Prizes were awarded to the top placers and those who did not place had a variety of free gifts to choose from. We finished with a free lunch provided by Thrivent Financial, Shelly George and ice cream from Meadow Gold. They all fished back at Winter Harbor where there were lots of fish to be caught. A great time was had by all. Thanks to the following sponsors:...

  • FWP To Use Drought Restriction Criteria As In Years Past

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Jul 19, 2023

    Last year, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved an amendment to the “hoot owl” rule that directs fishing restrictions during drought. The amendment allowed Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to implement restrictions in designated reaches of Montana streams according to the Statewide Fisheries Management Plan. The Statewide Fisheries Management Plan is scheduled to be finalized later this fall after public review and comment this summer. Given this timeline, hoot owl restrictions this summer will continue to be implemented as they were in pas...

  • Fight For Our Future 9

    Jul 19, 2023

    Results 130 Amateur Boxing Theo Anderson def Quirt Crafton via UD HVW Amateur MMA Bridger Barnett def Eddie Jones 2:06 1st round via KO 125 Amateur MMA Lance Regimbal def Dakota Padgett 1:47 1st round via guillotine 150 Amateur boxing Santos Brady def Marquise Oats via UD 140 MMA Aidan Hernandez def Jaythan Oats 1:35 1st round via RNC 155 Amateur MMA Jon Williams def Kyle Glenn Delaurier 2:45 round 1 via TKO 165 Amateur Boxing Darius Longknife def Kyle Surber end of round 2 via not able to...

  • Milk River Days Rodeo

    Jul 19, 2023

    Saddle Bronc: 1st - Cordell Laugherty 2nd - Caden McCarthy Calf Roping: 1st - Larry Nordlund Women's Breakaway: 1st - Alexis Canen 2nd - Teal Luther Jr. Breakaway: 1st - J.P. Cornwell 2nd - Blake Ozark Team Roping: 1st - Dave Madison and Brandon Cole 2nd - Dale Cambell and Jim Cole 3rd - Tucker Hould and Dennis Donavan 4th - Chris Cole and Jim Cole Ranch Bronc: 1st - Kaden Wood 2nd - James Cochran 3rd - Asael Barlow 4th - Wesley Cox 5th - Tyrus Lamere 6th - Tyrese Gone There were no qualified...

  • GRD Co-ed Softball

    Jul 19, 2023

    July 5 Northern Prairie Auto def. Milk River Beavers via forfeit Northern Prairie Auto def. Alley’s Palace 24-4 5th Ave Pharmacy def. Taylor Storage 23-7 Taylor Storage def. Milk River Beavers via forfeit Dinks def. Alley’s Palace 15-9 5th Ave Pharmacy def. Dinks 24-5 July 12 Taylor Storage def. Dinks 19-5 Dinks def. Northern Prairie Auto 13-11 Alley’s Palace def. Milk River Bevers via Forfeit Taylor Storage def.Alley’s Palace 28-7 5th Ave Pharmacy def. Northern Prairie Auto 13-4 5th Ave Pharmacy def. Milk River Bevers via Forfeit League...

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