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  • Luke Strommen Guilty of Rape

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 22, 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 at Valley County District Court in Glasgow. The State proved 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 intercourse with the girl, who was too young to consent, and continued to repeatedly meet the girl to rape her throughout the course...

  • Train Collides With Truck At Hinsdale Crossing

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    The Valley County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to the Glasgow Courier that a train collided with a pickup truck at the rail crossing in Hinsdale at around 11:40 a.m. on July 18. No serious injuries resulted from the collision and the single occupant of the pickup had been examined by emergency medical technicians on scene. Asked if the driver was harmed, VCSO Chief Deputy Joe Tihlarik said emphatically, "Not a scratch." The circumstances of the crash are still under investigation, but the...

  • County Confirms Sixth Case Of COVID-19

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    The Valley County Health Department and Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital confirmed the county’s fifth case of COVID-19 on July 19, and a sixth case on July 21, resulting in the county having two active cases as the previous four cases have all recovered. The fifth case is a female in her 60s who is symptomatic and is currently isolated at home. According to a release issued by the Health Department and FMDH, how the patient obtained the virus is unknown however the female is suspected to have been exposed while traveling outside of the c...

  • The Fair Must Go On...

    Roubie Younkin - MSU Extension, For the Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    The 4-H fair is going to happen this year, July 29-31. It will probably look a little different than previous years but the one thing that stays the same is 4-H kids learning life skills, exhibiting their project work and families and the community coming together to support their learning endeavors. 4-H youth have been working hard and are excited to show off their projects. The schedule will be different; condensed to reduce the amount of time families spend at the fair, but the shows will be essentially the same. The top priority of 4-H...

  • City Council: Revamps Employee Pay, Puts Chickens On Ballot, Uses Emergency Ordinance to Add Ward Removal to Nov. Ballot

    A.J. Etherington|Jul 22, 2020

    City Wages: The Glasgow City Council overhauled the way they pay employees at the meeting on July 20. The vote to change the city from the traditional pay scale to a “wage matrix” was split four to two with Rod Karst and Dan Carr voting against the measure and Butch Heitman, Stan Ozark, Doug Nistler and Todd Young voting in favor. Months of preparation were needed to hash out details and set employee wages. The new matrix will establish periodic wage increases for employees and add the ability to provide an incentive bump based on per...

  • Not From Around Here

    Jul 22, 2020

  • Personal Responsibility Required To Keep Vulnerable Citizens Safe And Montana's Economy Open

    Jul 22, 2020

    Dear Editor, Sheriffs take an oath to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of Montana. We will uphold our oath, protect public safety and respond to our shared constituency through open communication and education as we continue to face the public health risks of COVID-19. As leaders in your community and the elected officials who represent you and your constitutional rights, we want to ensure we are all doing our part to protect the...

  • Glasgow Schools Update On Plans For Fall

    Jul 22, 2020

    To Glasgow Students, Staff, Parents and Community, I hope everyone is having a fun and relaxing summer! We at the Glasgow School District wanted to provide an update to our students, parents, staff, and community as to the current status of plans for reopening school buildings beginning Aug. 26. We are working to develop a plan that balances the best opportunities for the education of our students and as well as keeping staff and students as safe as possible during this time. The Office of...

  • Shopping Local

    Jul 22, 2020

    Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Downtown Businesses for "Alive at Five" on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. It is a great way to promote our Glasgow businesses. I looked forward to spending some hard-earned money to support local businesses that day. Listening to an advertisement on KLTZ, I found out that an item that I was interested in was available at a downtown business. My "shopping experience" was less than favorable. I was not greeted when entering the store. In fact, I thought no one...

  • Yard Of The Week

    Jul 22, 2020

  • VFW Statewide Tour

    For the Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    The State VFW Commander, Sr Vice, Jr Vice, Adjutant/Quartermaster and the Chief of Staff will be at the VFW in Glasgow, 1222 US Highway 2, on Wednesday July 22, arriving between 4:30 and 5 p.m. They are here to talk to VFW members or any veteran about any issues they may have. They are on a statewide tour of Posts. Please come out and visit with them.... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Jul 22, 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. WEDNESDAY – JULY 22 All Glasgow Cit... Full story

  • Verizon-Cellular Plus Giving Away Free Backpacks

    For the Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    Verizon-Cellular Plus in Glasgow, 54147 US-2, next to Newton Motors, will be giving away free backpacks filled with school supplies on Saturday, July 25, from 10 am to noon. “We are excited to be able to give back to our local community and help students kick off the school year with a brand-new backpack,” stated President Adam Kimmet. “Although we are not sure what the school year will look like, we know there will be learning taking place and kids will need school supplies. We would like to help make it a little easier for families to affor... Full story

  • Frazer Healing Week Postponed

    For the Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    The Frazer School second annual Healing Week has been postponed due to the safety concerns of our staff, students and invited guests during the COVID-19 Epidemic. It will be rescheduled to the week of Sept. 21 through 25, 2020 (Native American Week.) More details regarding who will be presenting, etc. during this week will be released as we get closer to the date. Thank you for understanding.... Full story

  • Darlene Stenbakken Durell

    Jul 22, 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 eleventh grade. She... Full story

  • Judith 'Judy' Evelyn Saindon

    Jul 22, 2020

    Judith "Judy" Evelyn (Rorvik) Saindon, 94, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow, on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Judy was born in Litchville, N.D., April 13, 1926, to Norwegian parents, Alf and Emma (Kasseth) Rorvik. The family moved to Montana in 1928 and farmed south of Glentana. After their house burned down, they moved to Richland where Judy started first grade. After moving to Glasgow, Judy continued her education and graduated from Glasgow H... Full story

  • Raymond 'Don' Donald Watson Jr.

    Jul 22, 2020

    Raymond "Don" Donald Watson Jr, 69, of St. Marie, Mont., passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Glasgow, Mont. Don was born Sept. 23, 1950, in San Diego, Calif., to Raymond Sr. and Lona (Highfill) Watson. After high school Don was drafted into the US Army. He served from Aug. 13, 1970, until Feb. 16, 1972, with a rank of SP4. He received many metals and a rank of sharpshooter. Don was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He enjoyed playing cards and visiting with his family and riding... Full story

  • This And That

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    I could get used to only writing a column every other week. The Courier hasn't had room for my drivel a couple of times lately, so I've enjoyed those "free" Mondays. The problem is remembering which Monday is the one I need to sit down and put pen to paper. (The polishing occurs when I rewrite this using my iPad - if you can call my finished work polished.) The heat has arrived, along with less rain. This means I have been putting the drip system to work, watering half the garden at a time....

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre's Fractured Fairy Tales

    For the Courier|Jul 22, 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

  • Frazer School Board Special Meeting

    For the Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    The Frazer School Board will be having a special board meeting on Monday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m. at the school gymnasium to have an open conversation meeting with the Frazer School teaching staff to make a collaborative decision on how to proceed in opening the school for the fall. Masks will be required and will be available for those who don’t have one. We also ask those in attendance to social distance, at least six feet apart. In the interim, a survey will be sent out to the parents to gather their insight on what they would like to see for the o... Full story

  • After A Few Tough Games, Reds Secure Wins Against WP

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    The Glasgow Reds hosted the Havre Northstars on July 15 after traveling to Havre earlier this month to play what was expected to be a doubleheader game however turned into a one nine inning game due to weather. Though the weather provided different conditions in the July 15 home game, to ensure fair playing time against the two teams, only one nine-inning game was played at Connors Field in Glasgow. The Havre Northstars gained the lead early ultimately clinching the win, 10-1. Mason Donaldson...

  • Women Bring Home The Fish

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    Saturday was all about the Ws: women, walleye, winning and wind. The Glasgow/Fort Peck Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited held their annual Women's Walleye Tournament on July 18 sending boat captains and anglers out at 7 a.m. and welcoming them back at 3 p.m. Sixty-eight teams of two women, along with their boat captains, departed the Fort Peck Marina with hopes of hauling in some monster fish to claim bragging rights this year. Though the sun was out promising warm temperatures, the wind held...

  • Par 3 Shootout

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    “It was a great turnout,” Andy Newton said about Sunnyside Par 3 Tournament, “especially for a windy Saturday.” Twenty-four two-person teams showed up on July 18 for the chance to claim bragging rights. At the end of the 27 holes, Jake Hughes and Trent Holstein just edged out Andy Newton and Todd Truscott, 73 to 74, to claim the number one gross score. Representing Wolf Point, Arnie Bighorn and Mike Boulds turned in a score of 77 to claim third spot gross. Brady Braaten, after a multi-year golf hiatus, teamed up with Casey Burke for a first p...

  • Thunder Take Second in Lewistown

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 22, 2020

    The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team traveled to Lewistown on July 18 and 19 where they claimed second place, behind first-place Lewistown, competing with the western teams of the eastern division. The teams competing were Malta, Chinook, Harlem, Lewistown, Roundup and Glasgow. The Thunder traveled with 26 athletes out of 150 total swimming in the weekend. From here the Thunder will head to Sidney on July 25 and 26 for the season closeout meet for the eastern division. There is no scheduled state meet this year due to public health restrictions. Head...

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