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  • USDA Invests More than $20 Million to Support Rural Health Care in Montana

    For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Montana State Director Kathleen Williams announced on July 25 a total of $20 million in recent investments in 11 public organizations, non-profits, and rural health care facilities in Montana through the Emergency Rural Health Care (ERHC) grant program over the last two years. This funding was designed to ease economic strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and generate long-term health care sustainability in rural and Tribal communities. In recent years, staffing issues and nursing home...

  • Head Start Celebrates Grand Opening

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    Over a year has passed since the ground broke, and as with anything related to education, the process is ongoing, but Head Start in Glasgow held their grand opening July 27. Action for Eastern Montana Director Shawna Sargent as on hand to welcome new and prospective students, along with their parents and siblings, to the new school. Families toured the new modular building at 211 First Ave. S., the former site of the Farmer's Market. The new facility offers more space -indoors and out – for d...

  • FORE the Kids

    Jenn Jackson, For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    The 8th Annual FORE the Kids golf tournament welcomed 18 teams, including 11 youth golfers to Sunnyside July 29. This year's tourney had two flights of teams with Brady and DC Flaten topping the first while Storm and Jenn Jackson won the second flight. After regular play, we held a Youth "Drive, Chip & Putt" contest where each youth was able to compete for a chance to win a student membership from Sunnyside. Ali Palm was the winner this year. FORE the Kids awarded this year's scholarship to...

  • Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Awarded First Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification in Montana

    For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. “Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in Montana with this certification,” declared CEO of FMDH Nickolas Dirkes. “This certification process has taken five years...

  • 'Not Bad For Not Having A Pool'

    Aug 2, 2023

    "I am very proud of how everyone swam. We had some amazing time drops," said GKST Head Coach Ethan Shrader of his Thunder's performance at the State Swim Meet in Conrad. GKST took the hardware as the Class C State Champions, despite not having a pool in Glasgow this season. Younger members of the team practiced at the Cottonwood's pool while older members of the team made the trek to Wolf Point several times a week for their practices. Full results are on page 7A....

  • Delivering Income and Property Tax Relief for Montanans

    Aug 2, 2023

    Dear Editor, As I meet with Montanans in every corner of our state, I hear the same concern often –taxes are too high. And they're right. Taxes are too high and need to be reined in. Two years ago, we enacted a fiscally responsible budget, and as a result, the State of Montana today has a historic budget surplus. Ultimately, that means you overpaid your taxes, and we're giving it back to you. When we released our Budget for Montana Families last November, we again held the line on spending, a...

  • Montana Department Of Revenue Property Appraisal Meeting

    Reece Hunsley, The Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    The Montana Department of Revenue (DOR) held a meeting July 25, at the Valley County Courthouse, to discuss the details of the income tax rebates and the property tax rebates. They also took time to discuss the guidelines and methods they use to appraise property in the Property Appraisal Department of the DOR. The two rebates are coming. The income tax rebate is already processed and there is no need to apply. If you qualify, they are either in the mail or still in the process of being mailed. The property tax rebate, however, you need to...

  • Riding The Train

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    I am struggling to make train reservations today. Do you remember when we had a staffed depot and you could purchase your tickets at the train depot? Much simpler than trying to do it online, especially if you belong to the older generation. Of course, back then you could always call the depot to get times for departures and arrivals also. I have not traveled by train for some years and am well aware that I see many changes from the days my family or myself used the train to travel a distance. Got to meet some really nice porters and...

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    For the Courier

    Veteran service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you. Service officers will be in Glasgow at the VA Clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8. They will also be in Malta on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. Veterans and family members that are unable to meet with a Veteran... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 2, 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

  • Glasgow All-Sports Parent Meeting

    Brenner Flaten, For the Courier

    Glasgow Schools Mandatory All-Sports Parent Meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. in the GHS Auditorium. The meeting is required for parents/guardians of any GHS or GMS student-athlete that plans to participate in a sport this school year. Mandatory HS and MS Fall Sports (FB, XC, VB, & Cheer) Parent-Coach meetings will also be held that evening at GHS. The GHS office will open for fee payments at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7. No athletic paperwork will be accepted in the office. We will continue to operate “paperless” using only the online Dra... Full story

  • Monica Lyn Turnburke

    Aug 2, 2023

    Monica Lyn Turnburke, 55, of Nashua, Mont., died on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, after a short but fierce battle with cancer. The family is planning a celebration of Monica's life for a future date. Monica was born in Clearwater, Fla., in 1967 to Melanie "Mel" Swaim and Robert "Bob" Turnburke. As a kid, Monica loved taking advantage of being so close to the ocean and took any opportunity she could to be out on the boat, fishing, or being on the beach. Monica and her mother, Mel, moved to Montana in... Full story

  • Helen P. Heck

    Aug 2, 2023

    Helen P. Heck passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 26, at the age of 95 surrounded by her daughters. Helen was a U.S. Postmaster. She worked for many years in Glentana, Mont., and then ended her career at Opheim, Mont. Helen entered a contest with the USPO in which they were asked to submit ideas to help the PO run more efficiently. Helen submitted a suggestion to have "sticky stamps." She won top prize of $75.00! Helen made dozens of rubber stamps and donated the money to the special education... Full story

  • Arlene Mills

    Aug 2, 2023

    Arlene Mills, 84, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Saint Marie and Glasgow, Mont., passed away Monday, July 31, 2023, in Portland. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family will arrangements. Services are pending at this time.... Full story

  • West Nile Virus Detected In Montana

    For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    State and local health officials are reporting the first West Nile Virus (WNV) detection of the year in mosquitoes sampled from Blaine County. No humans or horses have tested positive for WNV yet this season. Infected mosquitoes can transmit WNV when they bite, and increased risk of WNV transmission to humans and horses is expected to continue through October – or as long as mosquitoes are active in the state. While no human cases of WNV were reported in 2022, in previous seasons Montana has reported over 50 human cases in a single summer. I...

  • License required for training bird dogs using birds not raised in captivity

    Montana FWP, For the Courier

    HELENA –Anyone training bird dogs using game birds not raised in captivity needs to hold a bird dog training license, whether on private or public land. If you are training dogs with captive-reared birds, a license is not required. These licenses can be purchased online through the FWP Online License Service, any FWP regional office or any license provider. The license is $5 for residents ages 18 and over and $10 for nonresidents 18 and over. For residents and nonresidents ages 12 to 17, the license is free. Bird dog training season with w... Full story

  • Poor Timing

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    I’ve discovered that growing a vegetable garden and taking summer vacations doesn’t work out too well. There’s always something that needs harvesting at the same time a fun trip could be had. I may decide to not plant so many veggies next summer. I hope I’ll still be able to have the fun trips next summer. Naturally the raspberries decided to come on a bit earlier than usual this summer, so they were going strong during the time I was away. I enjoyed watching the grandsons competing in a roller hockey tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind., much mo...

  • USDA Launches Pilot Programs to Increase

    For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Roger Glendenning announced on July 26 that USDA is launching two pilot programs to increase affordable homeownership opportunities for people on Tribal lands. “Well-built, energy-efficient, affordable housing is essential to the vitality of communities in rural and Tribal America,” Glendenning said. “The assistance I’m announcing today will help people across this nation have the resources they need to build, purchase or repair homes in Tribal communities. The Bid...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Aug 2, 2023

    1 Years Ago: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 Although the calendar says August, the severe weather season is still going strong across Northeastern Montana. Quite a few storms moved from west to east across Valley County on Monday afternoon. They brought 40 mph. wind and half-inch hail to Hinsdale. Southeast of Baylor 1-inch hail was reported, along with more than an inch of rain. Lustre also received more than an inch of rain, all within a 40-minute window, along with the hail. Real working cowboys...

  • Help Get Your Teen Started With A Roth IRA

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    To be successful in most endeavors, it’s important to develop good habits — and that’s certainly the case for investors. And the earlier one develops these habits, the better. So, if you have teenagers who may be starting to work at part-time jobs, now may be a great time to introduce them to investing — and one place to begin might be a Roth IRA. As you may know, a Roth IRA is a popular retirement savings vehicle — its earnings can grow federally tax-free, provided withdrawals aren’t taken until the investor is at least 59½ and has had the...

  • GKST Thunder Montana Swim Fed State Meet - July 29-30, Conrad, Mont.

    Aug 2, 2023

    Time F/P/S Relay Place Points Improv Event # 5 Boys 200 Free Relay 11-12 2:36.06S F A Relay Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team 5 4 Kulczyk, Nikolas (12) Wesen, Paxton (12) Fuhrman, Wade (11) Huntsman, Holt (12) Event # 5 Boys 200 Free Relay 11-12 - Lead-Off Legs ( 50 Free ) 36.57S F Kulczyk, Nikolas --- --- 0.65 Event # 12 Girls 100 IM 8 & Under 2:14.66S F Tatafu, Kila 6 7 -0.06 Event # 14 Girls 100 IM 9-10 2:05.69S F Saiz, Snow 19 --- 3.69 1:56.96S DQ F Miller, Molly --- --- --- Event # 16 Girls 200 IM 11-12 3:38.86S F Tatafu, Finley 9 4 -11.31 Event...

  • Senate Amendment to Protect American Farmland from Foreign Adversaries

    For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    On July 25, the United States Senate voted, 91-7, to include the “Promoting Agriculture Safeguards and Security Act” as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization (NDAA) to provide foreign adversaries, China, Russia, North Korea and Iran, from acquiring American farmland or agribusiness. It also adds the Ag Secretary as an ex-officio member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) board and require CFIUS review of large ag land purchases by foreign nations and connected entities. Earlier in the day, Senator Tester (D-...

  • Time To Think About Fire PreventionAnd Fire Safety This Summer

    Montana Farm Bureau Federation, For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    Much of Montana has enjoyed a wet spring, and green grass has stretched well into mid-summer resulting in fat cattle and extensive haying. However, as the days grow warmer and the chance for moisture lessens, the odds of late summer fires increase whether man-made or from natural causes. For those ranchers and farmers haying, it’s important to check bales for moisture content. “This year, we may see folks putting up wet hay for the first time in a while, especially if they are running behind and want to catch up,” says Montana Ag Safety Progr...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    There was no auction at Glasgow Stockyards for the week of July 27, but they just ended four days in Billings at the Northern Livestock Summertime Classic Video Auction. Prices were higher than the last peak in 2014. If you still have cattle to market, there are two video auctions remaining: Aug. 21 – 22 Catalog Deadline is Aug. 4 Sept. 18 Catalog Deadline: Sept. 1 Call Jake, Cody, Iva, Dean or Dylan to Consign Consignors Malta 500# Steer Calves 325.00 Wolf Point 525# Steer Calves 327.00 Fort Peck 525# Steer Calves 317.00 Glasgow 530# Steer C...

  • Knierim Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

    For the Courier|Aug 2, 2023

    The Knierim Scholarships were established to honor the life and work of Dr. FM Knierim and his wife, Bernice, who was one of the first families to practice medicine for the men who built Fort Peck Dam in the Dirty Thirties. This year the scholarship committee is honoring five former graduates of Glasgow High School who are pursuing their aspirations and dreams, even beyond an undergraduate degree. Trevor Toavs, now a third-year medical student in Providence, R.I. at Brown University, was a...

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