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 By James Walling    News    August 5, 2015

Fair Garners Mixed Reviews, Plenty of Smiles

At press time, the 2015 Northeast Montana Fair is concluding with a finale in the way of Tuesday's Milk River Motorsports Derby. Carnival workers will then begin breaking down the midway and rides,...

 

Classifieds

Classifieds for the week of August 5, 2015...  Website

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Inductions

On July 29, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the eighth class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public....

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    August 5, 2015

Bottle Rocket Experiments take Center Stage in Library's Summer Program

Twenty young boys and girls gather around two waist-high wooden tables strewn with rolls of masking tape, crayola pens, and scissored bits of clear plastic. “It’s called Newton’s Third Law of Motion,” says librarian Karen Anderson, reading...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    August 5, 2015

Traffic Fatality Claims Glasgow Resident

Brenda Isakson Cook, 44, of Glasgow, died on Sunday night after her car flipped over near Hwy 2. “[The] vehicle was heading westbound on 1st Avenue North,” relayed Patrolman David Moon. “It struck a pothole and spun out [towards the]...

 

Crazy Days Winners Chosen

The winner of the Glasgow Courier's Crazy Days Costume Contest was The Fashionette. For their efforts, the ad they placed in the Courier will be free of charge. Pictured in the watermelon costumes... Full story

 
 By John LaBonty    Opinion    August 5, 2015

John LaBonty Reflects on Induction into Montana Coaches Hall of Fame

Dear Friends in Glasgow, This last Thursday, my wife and I sat on the stage on Great Falls and I was inducted into the Montana Coaches Hall of Fame. As I sat there, I thought of all the people I need to thank. I would like to thank 36 years of close... Full story

 
 By Heidi Pippin    Opinion    August 5, 2015

Letter To The Editor

I understand freedom of speech, but must Mr. Vaupel continually focus on minority issues he truly knows nothing about? He is picking and scratching for any issue he can bring up. National Park visits, seriously? As the parent of a minority, each...

 

A Fair to Remember

I know, the fair isn’t as good as it used to be. The carnival is held together with bubblegum and duct tape (or so the refrain goes around here). The vendors are dwindling. The music was better in Dodson. The rodeo wasn’t as good as the Wolf...

 

Sports, Summer Reflections

Two very important things in my life came to an end this past weekend: swim team and Reds baseball. I must admit, I'm more than a little thankful, but only because I'm tired. My son started his baseba...

 

Exhibiting Creativity

Last Saturday there was a flea market in Glasgow. As I looked around at what people had brought to sell, I was struck by the thought of how creative people can be. There were several tables with handmade jewelry. One vendor had collages she had made...

 

For Me or Agin Me

I’m surprised, James, that out of the whole story, you and Ms. Honrud would nit-pick numbers as your main retort! I could have said that out of the 600 NHL players there are only 31 players listed as African-American or biracial. Let’s see...

 

Gisela Dotzauer Brooks

Gisela Dotzauer (pronounced Dought-sour) Brooks, also known as "Gigi," 76, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away from cancer Thursday, July 23, 2015, during the "Hour of Mercy" in her Glasgow home. This is...

 

Beatrice Jensen Koon

Beatrice Jensen Koon, 85, went to be with God on Friday, July 31, 2015. Her faith in God carried through her life. Her trust in Jesus as her Savior gave her peace. Cremation has taken place and a...

 

Glasgow Swimmers Ride the Wave to State Championship

Victory is sweet – just ask any Glasgow Kiwanis swimmer. With just 29 swimmers, the Thunder brought home gold this past weekend from the state swim meet in Roundup, outscoring five other teams in...

 
 By Patrick Burr    Sports    August 5, 2015

Reds Start Hot, Fade in Kalispell

After twice staving off the Laurel Dodgers last week to win the East Legion A Tournament title, the Reds stormed into Kalispell, site of the Montana state tournament, straddling a steam engine of...

 
 By Patrick Burr    Sports    August 5, 2015

Women's Walleye Tournament a Hit in Fort Peck

On Saturday, Aug 1, the Glasgow/Fort Peck chapter of Walleyes Unlimited hosted the fifteenth annual Ladies' Walleye Fishing Tournament. Each of the 49 pairs of fisherwomen which entered staked an $80...

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places:

Many plants can be successfully grown in containers. Greenhouses do a thriving business selling both flowers and vegetables specifically for pots. The advantage is versatility. Flowers may bloom on yo...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas and Beyond

Didn’t we just see a Marvel comic book movie last week? Well, if it’s Friday that means yet another ransacking of the comic book heritage, which adults hated when I was a kid. This week it’s Fantastic Four. Same genre (comic character origin...

 

Wheatgrass Gallery: Artist of the Month

To know her paintings is to know Barb Hansen, the Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery's Artist of the Month, August 7-31. Barb's paintings not only share with the viewer her love of nature, but are also witne...

 

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