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Articles from the July 23, 2014 edition

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 By Bonnie Davidson    News    July 23, 2014

County Addressing Billing Issues

Valley County government is working to fix a problem regarding financial issues said to be discovered in early June and late May. According to county commission meeting minutes for the month of June, billing issues were discovered and brought to the... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    July 23, 2014

Thefts, Scams On The Rise

While it’s not a sharp increase from previous years, there has been a noticeable rise in thefts and scams in Valley County and in Glasgow. Gone are the days where you can leave home with the door unlocked, or leave your car unlocked at the grocery...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    July 23, 2014

Spay/Neuter Task Force Gets To Work

Lots of cats and dogs were brought to the Valley Event Center on Friday and Saturday last week. They were received by several volunteers who helped prep animals for a short surgery, and comfort them...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    July 23, 2014

New Northeast Regional Montana SWAT Team Focused On Certification

Donations from local businesses have helped give a boost to the Northeast Regional Montana SWAT Team. Deputy Reed Mesman explained that the goal to raise $8,000 for training hasn't been reached yet,...


One Mission Accomplished For Vets Memorial

FOR THE COURIER The first phase of fundraising for the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Park in Fort Peck has been a success. “We have raised over $400,000 to date and have begun finalizing plans to complete the first phase of construction,...

 By Quinn Robinson    News    July 23, 2014

Relay For Life: The Cause Continues

The fight to find a cure for cancer will continue as the American Cancer Society will hold the Northeast Montana Relay For Life this Friday and Saturday at the Valley County Fairgrounds. Event organizers said that Relay For Life has been a staple in...


News You Can Use: Mayor's Letter On The Levee

An open letter to city of Glasgow residents from the desk of Mayor Becky Erickson. In 1938, the Glasgow levee was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Once completed, the levee was given to the city of Glasgow, which took over... Full story


Valley County Transit Takes 'Huge Step Forward'

Valley County Transit has been awarded federal funds to purchase dispatching software. That is a huge step toward giving you, our customers, better service. The dispatching staff just went through a week of intensive training and is ready to begin...


Don't Feel Like A Number

Every once in a while – and especially when a person is celebrating a birthday – the subject of age always draws comments. Such as “I remember when I was 21 ... or 30 ... or 40 ...” As a child, I thought if someone was 30 or 40 they were...

 By Emily Wilson    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Library An Open Book Again

The library is back in business! While we still have a lot of work to do and children’s books spread throughout the library, we have made a lot of progress in the short time we were closed. Our children’s area is painted and carpeted....

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    July 23, 2014

The 2029 Bison News

On Aug. 10, 2029, a very large herd of free roaming bison invaded the small town of Jordan, causing considerable damage to property as well as sending three people to the emergency room with life threatening injuries when they tried to rope a...


Danned Fred Volkening

Danne Fred Volkening, 78, of Holmen, Wis., died on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at...


William D. Omvig

William D. Omvig passed at his home in Kalispell, Mont., on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, as he had lived – with enduring strength and quiet dignity. Born to Arthur and Nellie (McEwen) Omvig on May 24, 1931, on the family farm/ranch he so loved, he was...


Gene E. Crawford

A memorial to honor the life of Gene E. Crawford will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at 4 p.m. at Kiwanis Shelter #4 below the Fort Peck Dam south of Glasgow. He died Friday, May 2, 2014....


Payday 1934

The Fort Peck Dam provided jobs for many who went without. They flooded the area looking for any prospect of work. While the working conditions were very different from what is required today, any... Full story

 By Quinn Robinson    Sports    July 23, 2014

Off To Kalispell

The community of Glasgow came out in full force over the weekend to help the Cal Ripken 12U team raise money for its trip to Kalispell this week to compete in the Pacific Northwest Regional... Full story

 By Quinn Robinson    Sports    July 23, 2014

Release The Hounds

The first annual Doggie Dash at Sullivan Park united man and its best friend to a rousing success, according to event organizer Chelsie McAllister. "We were hoping for 25 people [to sign up],"...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    July 23, 2014

An All-Star Experience

Sixty-four teams from sixteen states participated in the 2014 Native American Basketball Invitational Tournament in Phoenix this year July 1 – 5. The Rockhawks, an Intertribal ladies team from the Fort Peck Reservation was coached by Barry Bighorn...

 By Quinn Robinson    Sports    July 23, 2014

Reds Secure Eastern A

The Laurel Dodgers have been a thorn in the side of the Glasgow Reds for much of the season. The Reds finally got rid of that thorn as Glasgow went on to sweep Laurel at home last Wednesday and proceeded to win the remainder of the regular season...

 By Quinn Robinson    Sports    July 23, 2014

Thunder Swim Team Heading To Divisionals

As the Divisional swim meet approaches this weekend, the Glasgow Thunder stumbled in their final regular season event finishing seventh out of 12 teams that participated in the event. Even while finishing on the bottom half of the leaderboard,...



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