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Articles from the July 24, 2013 edition

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 By Samar Fay    News    July 24, 2013

Justice Of Peace Resigns

The justice of the peace for Valley County has resigned from office in the wake of a domestic disturbance and her arrest on a charge of family member abuse. The Valley County commissioners announced Tuesday that Linda Hartsock had resigned in a lette... Full story

 By Samar Fay    News    July 24, 2013

Pet Passion

Glasgow is hosting its third spay-neuter clinic for dogs and cats in the South Side fire hall. On Tuesday, the lawn was covered with Chinese Auction items under tents and groggy dogs under blankets....

 By The Courier    News    July 24, 2013

Meetings Next Week On Opheim Wind Energy Proposal

Two meetings will be held next week to introduce a proposed Opheim wind energy project. Kyle Paulson of Compass Energies will discuss the project location, site evaluations, approvals required, infrastructure and the preliminary construction...

 By The Courier    News    July 24, 2013

Jobless Rates 4.4% In County, 5.1% In Montana

Montana’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent in June, the same rate as in May, a pause in the long-term downward trend experienced throughout 2013. The national rate also was steady at 7.6 percent. In Valley County, the rate of...

 By Robert H. Kompel    News    July 24, 2013

A Sewage Treatment Open House? Why, Yes

You flush the toilet and then what? Some would reply, “I don’t care as long as it works!” Seriously though, then what? Where does the poo end up? In the ground? Does it float away in the Milk River? Or does it just plain old disappear? Here is...

 By Samar Fay    News    July 24, 2013

Appointments Made To Boards Across County

By Samar Fay Courier Editor A number of local people have volunteered to serve on the many boards that oversee local affairs in Valley County. The Valley County commissioners have recently appointed 19 people to three-year terms, which will expire... Full story


A Kinder, Gentler Columnist

Over the past few weeks many people I’ve spoken with have congratulated me on the award I won in the state newspaper contest – first place in Division 2 for Best Column Writing. And I’ve received several lovely notes of congratulations. I... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 24, 2013

Hitting The Road

Do you remember summer vacations – vacations when the whole family packed into the family car? Of course, at that time the trunk of the family car was big enough to hold a tremendous amount of luggage. Many families also packed along their meals...


Keystone XL: End The Wait

The U.S. is faced with a unique opportunity to take energy matters into our own hands with the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. With more than 60 years’ experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable...

 By Lih-An Yang    Opinion    July 24, 2013

Immigration Does Not Equal Terrorism

Dear Editor: In my opinion, Mr. Vaupel has mistaken immigrants as terrorists (July 17, Page 2A). Immigrants do not “infiltrate” their new country. While terrorists intend harm, immigrants want to settle down in their new home and get along just...


A Refresher On Bison Management

The recent Montana Supreme Court decision validating the transfer of bison between tribal lands on the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap reservations again put bison in the news. Now is a good time to provide some clarity regarding the State of Montana’s...


Marvin Fast

Marvin Fast, 92, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Daniels Memorial Healthcare Center in Scobey, Mont. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at the EMB Church of Lus...


Howard Keith Clark

Howard Keith Clark, 56, died from kidney and liver failure on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Wolf Point, Mont. He was born to Emily Eunice Bluehorse and Donald Gale Clark on June 25, 1957, in Wolf Point....


Michael Craig Halverson

Michael Craig Halverson, 59, of Glasgow, Mont., died Sunday, July 21, 2013, from leukemia at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at the...


Fern Amber Whittle

Fern Amber Whittle, 91, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. A vigil service was held Sunday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow....


Joseph Warren Wilson

Joseph Warren Wilson, “Be-chee-se-mo” or Runs with the Wolves, 26, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013. He was born Oct. 7, 1986, in Wolf Point, where he lived before moving to Shawnee, Okla., for much...


Eleanor Spence

Eleanor E. (Eggers) Spence, 77, of Valentine, Neb., died July 2013 in her home. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Torrington. She was born July 2, 1936, in Torrington, Wyo., the...


James D. Spence

James “Jim” D. Spence, 78, of Valentine, Neb., died July 2013 in his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Torrington. He was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Melpha, Neb., the son of...

 By Samar Fay    Sports    July 24, 2013

Glasgow To Overflow With Swimmer

Glasgow will be awash with young swimmers this weekend, when the Kiwanis Swim Team hosts the Eastern Montana Division Swim Meet for the first time since 2007. Somewhere between 600 and 800 people are... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    July 24, 2013

Reds Road Show Ready To Begin

On to Billings. The Glasgow Reds – league champs and top-seeded in the American Legion Eastern A District Tournament – continue their pursuit of the state title at 10 a.m. Thursday with their postseason opener against the eighth-seeded Richland...

 By Samar Fay    Sports    July 24, 2013

Glasgow Hosts Ducks Unlimited State Convention

Ken Jansa, chairman of the Missouri/Milk River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, welcomed more than 100 people to the Montana DU annual state convention last weekend at the Cottonwood Inn. Although the local chapter has been active for 28 years, this is... Full story

 By The Courier    Sports    July 24, 2013

Johnson, Keller Win Hell Creek Tournament

A total of 44.57 pounds was good for first place this past weekend in the Hell Creek Walleye Tournament at Hell Creek Marina on Fort Peck Lake. Forming the winning team were Kris Keller of Wolf Point and contributor Trevor Johnson...


Youth Fishing Tournament Reels In Record Number Of Kids

Shelly George, coordinator for Scheels Youth Fishing, reports that in 2013 a record number of 165 kids participated in the Scheels Youth Fishing Tournament at the kids fishing ponds at Kiwanis Park...


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