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  • Outstanding Year Wraps Up for Warriors on the Water

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    The Montana Warriors on the Water wrapped up their flagship week on July 28 with a feast, an auction and a concert by the Southern Drawl Band. But not before helping 18 veterans get out on the beautiful waters of Fort Peck Lake and snag some amazing fish, build camaraderie and help them reach out for support from the dozens of programs that offer them help. According to one of the groups many organizers and volunteers, Jace Ball the emergency department physician's assistant at FMDH and a...

  • Ten-Year Odyssey With Cancer Leads to Hope and Grace

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    It will be 10 years on Aug. 28, since Carol Neufeld first found out she was living with ovarian cancer. She says she walked in the clinic that day alone stating, "I never thought in a million years that what was wrong was major." Neufeld came alone due to her family's need to get the fields harvested. When the doctor arrived and told her the news and started talking about treatment options Neufeld's first thoughts were, "What's the use." Still she persisted with treatment and surgery. Following...

  • John Michael Montgomery Caps off NEMT Fair

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    John Michael Montgomery promised concert-goers his hits and the chance to show off their singing abilities. And Kentucky-born star delivered on both. The man knows his audience, crooning his "1900s" ballads, and drawing appreciative cheers from the crowd when paying homage to military members with his hit, Letters From Home. Montgomery gave the crowd what they wanted, working his way through his number one hits. From I Love the Way You Love Me to I Swear to the more upbeat Be My Baby Tonight,...

  • City Chicken Ordinance Goes to First Reading Aug. 20

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    In a packed Glasgow City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 6, the council decided to move a proposal for a city ordinance to allow the raising of chickens in city limits to go to a first reading at the city council meeting, which will occur at 5:30 p.m., on Aug. 20. For weeks, organizers and supporters of allowing chickens in city limits have worked with the city to draft an ordinance that would change the current law and allow the birds to be raised in town. During that same period, those organizers have built support, over a dozen of whom were...

  • GHS Student Council Hosts Fourth Annual Paint Run / Walk

    Aug 8, 2018

    The Paint Run / Walk is held annually to benefit Montana Warriors on the Water. (See Outstanding Year Wraps Up for Warriors on the Water for more on Montana Warriors on the Water). The goal for the event was to raise $5,000, but participation this year was down to less than 50 people and total funds raised are not in yet....

  • A Case of Mistaken Identity

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    Since both the raspberries and green beans are slowing down, I've had a little time to look around more at the rest of the garden. I'm still picking some of both, but there aren't nearly as many to deal with at once. The beans are starting to blossom again, for another onslaught in a few weeks. No more berries are going into my freezer, but there are more than we can eat. I've given quite a few containers of them away, some to the staff at the Courier, more to my fellow church members in...

  • Candidate for PSC Visits NE MT Fair

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    Democratic Candidate for the District 1 seat of the State Public Service Commission Doug Kaercher visited Glasgow last week during the Northeast Montana fair to meet and greet locals and educate the voting public on his background and motivation for running for the commissioner position. Kaercher sat down with the Courier to do the same. After being raised on the Hi-Line and graduating from Havre High School, Kaercher made his way into the commercial pilot trade before moving back to Havre to...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Gwen Cornwell, Glasgow, MT|Aug 8, 2018

    Dear Editor, I am not sure where I want to start with this article, but I am concerned about the future of our NEMT Fair. Yes, I am old generation, and my memories of the fair start back to early years when my family and I lived in town, that being the city of Glasgow. I could see the lights of the carnival from our front yard. The years and a few moves changed my memories to 4-H and getting entries ready for the fair. By that time I was old enough to be aware of the efforts made by persons in the rural areas to get their fair exhibits to and...

  • Civics, Chickens and Change

    A.J. Etherington, From the Editor|Aug 8, 2018

    Regardless of how you feel about having chickens in town, there is no denying that Madelyn House has taken an issue she is passionate about and engaged the community in a positive and impactful way. I think the result of that labor was on full display at Monday night's city council meeting where over a dozen people showed to support the initiative and express their opinions to their governing body. In the end, House’s initiative and supporters managed to move the ordinance, which allows chickens in city limits, to move forward to a first readin...

  • Relay for Life is Coming, Hope You're Going

    Gwendolyne Honrud, Community Commentary|Aug 8, 2018

    This past fall, I lost my Aunt Sue to cancer. The diagnosis came too late for treatment. I was on my way to the Billings airport when I received news that she had passed. I had a chance to talk to her the day before, telling her things I should have told her years ago. How much I appreciated her support and love, how she had helped me through one of the most difficult periods of my life. How brave and strong she was. My trip to Illinois was made with such a sense of loss, and guilt that I hadn’t made it out sooner. But Sue was surrounded by f...

  • Finally Enjoying the Fair with Family and Friends

    Michelle Bigelbach, Transplants Take|Aug 8, 2018

    After three years of being a Glasgow resident, I was finally able to make it to the NEMT Fair. I had always thought of the fair as being an exclusive event for 4-H kids to sell their livestock, for buyers who had an interest in purchasing livestock, for a 4-H family to submit entries to showcase their talents and for families with older children to participate in the carnival rides. Since I have no idea what 4-H is, don’t have a need to purchase livestock, and have small children, I never thought I would have a need or even an interest to a...

  • Remembering the Fair's of Years' Past

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Aug 8, 2018

    It is time to submit an article to my Courier friends and I am sitting here a complete blank. Since the fair is fresh in my mind I have decided that will be my topic for the week. Remember when the exhibit buildings used to be full? Remember when most area citizens made entries in the fair? Here was tables full of fancy handwork, including embroidery, crochet work, tatting (and what is tatting you ask), machine-sewed and hand-sewn items such as clothing and quilts. Then, on to the canned and baked goods. Garden produce and on to the area of...

  • Dr. Anne Williams to Retire from FMDH

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    After 32 years working as a general surgeon at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Dr. Anne Williams has announced her retirement. Her dedication and achievements will not be forgotten. A farewell party will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in the FMDH lower level conference room. All friends, coworkers, and well-wishers are welcome to attend. Dr. Williams came to Glasgow in 1986 right out of residency. The fifth graduating woman surgeon from the University of Texas Southwestern... Full story

  • Beginning Band Lessons Offered

    For The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    There will be a beginning band display in the middle school music room on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., for any students interested in doing sixth grade beginning band in the fall. There will be a representative from Eckroth Music present to answer questions, as well as to sell new and used instruments. Beginning band lessons will be offered on Friday, Aug. 17, and again on Monday through Thursday, Aug. 20 to 23, for students who want to get a start on learning to play their instruments. The lessons will take place in the middle school... Full story

  • Montana VA to Hold Town Hall at VFW Post 3107

    For The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    The Montana VA Health Care System will hold a town hall for veterans at VFW Post 3107, 1222 Highway 2 West, Glasgow, Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. Veterans will have the opportunity to learn more about the services and programs offered by Montana VA. Senior leadership and representatives will be available to provide information, including checking veteran eligibility. The goal of the town hall is to better serve veterans by providing information about available services and benefits from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). All... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events for the Week of Aug. 8, 2018

    Aug 8, 2018

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open for visitors Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For special appointments or events, call 406-228-8692. THURSDAY – AUG. 9 8 – 11 a.m. - FWP Northeast Montana Fishing Tour Cleveland/Chinook. Call Marc Kloker, 406-228-3704 with questions. 9 – 11 a.m. - Social hour at the Nashua Senior Center. 3 p.m. - Valley County Transit Board meeting at the Valley County Transit Office. Use the back door/east entrance. 6 – 8:30 p.m. - FWP Northeast Montana Fishing Tour Kremlin/Havre. Call Marc Kloker, 406-228-3704... Full story

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    For The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet, 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 1-4 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 15. They will also be in Malta on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. If bad weather exists on days of travel, stay... Full story

  • Justin Johnson

    Aug 8, 2018

    Justin Estabrook Johnson, 38, of Belle Fourche, S.D., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 30, 2018. He was born Sept. 21, 1979, in Glasgow, Mont. He grew up in Nashua, Mont., and graduated from Nashua High School in 1998. While in high school, he played basketball, football (earned All-Conference for his kicking abilities), and was in track. He earned several awards in track and when he was running you could hear his friends yelling "Run Forest, Run" or "Go Gump Go." He... Full story

  • Barry Alex Beaudoin

    Aug 8, 2018

    Barry Beaudoin, 68, of Henderson, Nev., passed away in hospice with his wife, Ginny, by his side after a battle with cancer. Burial of his ashes will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at Highland Cemetery in Great Falls, with a celebration of life following at Howard's Pizza (the Steinhaus) for family and friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Howard's is located at 713 1st Ave N., Great Falls. He was born to Sylvain (Skid) and Wanda Beaudoin in Great Falls, Mont., on March 24, 1950. He attended public... Full story

  • Lyonors Murnion

    Aug 8, 2018

    Lyonors (Grant) Murnion, age 96, of Jordan, Mont., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at the Holy Rosary Extended Care surrounded by her family. On a cold Epiphany Day, Juanita Lyonors Grant was born to Fannie Bryant and Ray Grant in the teacherage at Phon, Mont. Her father was the school teacher. She always remembered fondly her early childhood at the family farm on Woody Creek. In 1931, the family moved to Jordan where she attended school, through high school graduation in 1938. In the... Full story

  • Leonard J. Hersel

    Aug 8, 2018

    Mr. Leonard J. Hersel, 65, of Scobey, died at his home with his loving wife of 45 years, Linda Hersel, near his side. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m., at the Scobey Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Landeraan officiating. Interment followed at the Daniels County Cemetery in Scobey. A full obituary will be released when completed by the family. The Walker Funeral Home of Scobey has charge of arrangements.... Full story

  • James 'Jim' Parke Services

    Aug 8, 2018

    James “Jim” Arthur Parke, 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. Light refreshments will be served following the celebration.... Full story

  • Solutions and Relief Still Hot Topics for Farm Bill

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    In the evening hours of July 31, the U.S. Senate voted to move the farm bill to conference following in the footsteps of the U.S. House who agreed to do the same two weeks ago. The next step to get the Farm Bill passed is to reconcile the two different versions of the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated on July 31 he was hopeful the farm bill conference report would be ready for a vote after Labor Day. He also stated leaders of the House Agriculture Committee and the Senate Agriculture Committee are in touch despite the August r...

  • Dry and Hot Conditions Dominated July

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    The National Weather Service in Glasgow has analyzed weather patterns that occurred for the month of July, and tells the Courier July was certainly drier than normal and slightly warmer than normal. Through July 10, Glasgow was close to normal for precipitation for the year, however lack of rainfall the rest of the month resulted in the start of a downward sprial of below-normal precipitation for the year. According to meteorologist Ted Jamba, only 0.03” of rain fell from July 11 through the rest of the month, resulting in precipitation amounts...

  • NEMT Fair Hosts Two Nights of Ridin' and Ropin'

    Billie Harms, For the Courier|Aug 8, 2018

    Final results from the Northeast Montana Fair and Rodeo, Glasgow, July 31 – August 1, Produced by J Bar J Rodeo. All-around cowboy: Hank Hollenbeck, $1,653, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. Bareback riding: 1. Ty Breuer, 81 points on J Bar J's Rodeo Beyond, $1,771; 2. Tanner Aus, 80.5, $1,342; 3. (tie) J.R. Vezain and Troy Vaira, 79.5, $805 each; 5. Luke Creasy, 79, $376; 6. Blade Elliott, 78, $268. Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Jake Kraupie, 4.3 seconds, $1,171; 2. Kyle C...

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