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Law Enforcement Brief:

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office reported that they had a rather uneventful four days at the Northeast Montana Fair. Sheriff Verne Buerkle told the Courier, “We were really glad to see the large crowds at the fair, and we had no major... Full story

 
 By Josie Braaten    News    August 9, 2017

Photographer Aims at What She Loves

Longtime local rancher and now photographer, Audra Ortega received her first camera as a Christmas gift only two years ago. Originally requested in order to better document her first daughter's early... Full story

 
 By Josie Braaten    News    August 9, 2017

FPST Reviewed: Grease

Bright and colorful, Grease bounced along like a freshly inflated vintage beach ball. Fun to watch, but for the most part, nothing to bring one to the edge of their seat. However, it was during the large group numbers that the wind picked up and... Full story

 

Regatta Set for Friday

The Fort Peck Sailing Club will be hosting their annual Can-Am Regatta this weekend, Aug. 11 – Aug. 13. The events will kick off Friday at 2 p.m., with a sailing seminar on the lake. The seminar will be open to the public for, “anyone curious abo... Full story

 

Montana's Inferno

In Northeastern Montana, over 50,000 acres of prairie, farming and ranch land are ablaze. Additionally, throughout the state, hundreds of thousands of acres are combating growing wildfire daily. Stakes are rising and funding is dropping in a race...

 

My Daze with Kelcie

By a prior agreement, Wednesdays are our special days together, right here in familiar surroundings. Most of the time I choose enticing things for the agenda such as bread making; grinding the homegrown wheat into fluffy beige flour. When Kelcie, my...

 

This Year's Fair

This year’s fair is now a memory captured in photos, ribbons and souvenirs. A change in medication made it possible for me to attend this year’s Cancer Survivor ride. Being able to participate in this event is truly an honor and fills my heart...

 

Seeing August's Eclipse

For some time now my wife and I have planned to see the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, in Wyoming where the sun will be covered in its totality. My reasoning was that this was an awesome chance for our children to experience something entirely unique and...

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

WEDNESDAY–SUNDAY AUG. 9–13 Dam History Week at Fort Peck Interpretive Center. WEDNESDAY – AUG. 9 5-7 p.m. - Cheerleading Tryouts at Glasgow High School Gym. For more info., call 230-1181. THURSDAY–SUNDAY AUG. 10–13 The GHS Class of 1972... Full story

 

Inez Bailey

Inez Anna Viola (Andersen) Bailey, 92, died on Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Billings, Mont. Her service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m., at the Opheim Community Church (former Lutheran... Full story

 

Aldon Charles Bergtoll

Aldon Charles Bergtoll, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 31, 2017, at the River Stone Hospice House in Billings, Mont., from complications of a massive stroke. A brief graveside service... Full story

 

August A. Axtman

August A. Axtman, 86, of Maddock, N.D., (formerly from Glasgow, Mont.) passed away at the St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey, N.D., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. A visitation was held Sunday, Aug. 6, at St. Williams Catholic Church from 5-7 p.m. with... Full story

 

Leith Wimmer

Leith D. Wimmer, 82, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home in Glendive, Mont. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Glasgow Evangelical Church with... Full story

 

Ronald Bondy

Ronald Warren Bondy, 72, passed peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. He was the oldest son of the late Warren and Betty Bondy and was born July 20, 1945, in Walla Walla, Wash. His father... Full story

 

Winnefred 'Wendy' Hazel Freier Pugh

To our mother, After a year-long battle with illness, you passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, during which you were surrounded by family a... Full story

 

Dorena Rae Blanchard

Our best friend Dorena Rae Blanchard, 48, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. The family viewing will be held Friday, Aug. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bell... Full story

 

Lois Markle

Lois Marguerite (Wilson) Markle peacefully passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont., on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, from complications of a stroke. She was 96 years old. She was... Full story

 

Thunder Produces Three State Champions,

The Glasgow Kiwanis Thunder competed in their final meet of the year in Lewistown August 5 and 6. The team fell short of earning any hardware, but 16 of the 27 attending athletes advanced to finals the second day of the meet and several swimmers... Full story

 

Twelve Men Entered, One Man Remained

The combined efforts of Milk River Motorsports (MRM) and 28 team entries made for a fun demolition derby at the Northeast Montana Fair August 3. Demolition derbys are a popular event along the... Full story

 
 By Marc Kloker    Sports    August 9, 2017

"Kids to Fish" Program Loans Gear, Tackle to Area Youth

A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 program that allows children and their families to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year. In time for summer fishing, FWP staff has restocked the 44 different... Full story

 

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