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  • Playing With Fire, Defying Gravity

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Aug 11, 2021

    The 2021 Northeast Montana Fair flew into the history books with high flying stunts and an utter lack of fear of fire. Highlights included the 4-H Horse Show, RCAN Old MIL Ranch Scramble, PRCA rodeo, Octane Addictions Motorcycle Show, Milk River Motorsports Demolition Derby, and a finale concert starring grammy award winning country band, Diamond Rio....

  • The 7th Annual Paint Run/Walk Set for Saturday

    Courier Staff|Aug 11, 2021

    The 7th Annual Paint Run/Walk will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday Aug. 14. This event is jointly sponsored by Glasgow High School Student Council and the Glasgow Recreation Department, and is a fundraiser for the Warriors on the Water Project. The race begins in front of the Civic Center with registration at 8a.m., race at 9a.m. Entry Fee is $30 , and includes a Paint Run/Walk T-shirt. Participants are asked to wear a white t-shirt as they will be sprayed with colored powder paint throughout the... Full story

  • Milk River Motorsports Demolition Derby

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Aug 11, 2021

    The 2021 Milk River Motorsports Demolition Derby was a huge draw to the fairgrounds this year, with the bleachers packed and the announcer several times having to shoo off excited youngsters crowding the fence dividing the dirt arena with the audience area. Jace Hinton won 1st Place. Elizabeth Nyquist won 2nd Place. Taylor Crohn won 3rd Place....

  • I Should Have Gone to Law School

    Chris McDaniel, Courier Publisher|Aug 11, 2021

    I received a letter to the editor early last week concerning the service of civil court documents to a Valley County woman reportedly suffering from dementia who is currently being cared for at an area nursing home. The writer detailed their complete disapproval of how the situation was handled by the Valley County Sheriff's Office. Read it in the opinion section. Since I received the letter on a Tuesday, it was too late to seek out more information about the circumstances surrounding the event... Full story

  • Complaint About VCSO

    Kim Flatow, Helena|Aug 11, 2021

    I am writing this letter, pondering the horrible actions of some people and how they feel they are entitled to do absolutely asinine and morally reprehensible things with no conscience. On Saturday, Aug. 31, a deputy with the Valley County Sheriff's Department went to a residence in Glasgow, looking for a woman to serve her with legal papers. This was the residence of the son of this woman. The son explained to this deputy sheriff his mother was a resident of Valley View Nursing Home and was in... Full story

  • Service of Civil Papers

    Thomas Boyer, Valley County Sheriff|Aug 11, 2021

    Civil papers are legal documents that the Officers of VCSO are tasked to serve. We make every attempt to locate and serve the respondent named on the legal document. We are paid process servers. The plaintiff provides the name and last known address of the respondent based on their knowledge and information. Civil papers range from summons and complaints (typically credit oriented),executions (aka garnishments), summons to appear (in court), and warrants of arrest, to name a few. In every case,... Full story

  • Funny and Honest

    Della Hallock, Glasgow|Aug 11, 2021

    I wanted to thank you for the letter you put in The Courier July 21. It was very funny and honest. Sure, being in jail isn't much fun. We all have lessons in our life to learn every day. Drinking never solves any problems, just adds to them. My daughter was here from Great Falls, and she had to take the paper home that week. It made her day, too. One thing I'd like to see come back is news from Opheim, Nashua and Hinsdale. Other publishers took it out. They said it wasn't noteworthy, whatever... Full story

  • Roberta (Berta) Connors-Clowes

    Aug 11, 2021

    On June 26, 2021, Berta peacefully passed away in her home in Butte, Montana. Berta was born on December 26, 1938, to Robert and Margaret Maguire. She was the third of four daughters. Berta was raised in Butte and graduated from Butte Central High School. While in Butte, she worked at Hannifin Jewelry. She married Bill Connors on June 27, 1959, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Butte. Together, they raised six children across Montana. Stops in Dutton, Billings, Butte, Glasgow Air Force... Full story

  • Frances Holter

    Aug 11, 2021

    Frances Holter was born Jan. 9, 1929 to Luther and Hattie (Yeska) Schultz in Hinsdale. She passed away April 19, 2021. Frances grew up with three brothers and three sisters on a ranch south of Hinsdale. She loved books, especially if the book featured a horse. Reading and learning became a life-long love. After high school, Frances earned her teaching degree and taught in several one-room schoolhouses in northern Montana. Frances married Arthur J. Holter on Dec. 23, 1950 in Glasgow. A fun loving mother, Frances instilled a life-long love of lea... Full story

  • Larry Unruh

    Aug 11, 2021

    Larry Unruh was born on the family farm, June 16, 1941 in Shafter, California. He passed away peacefully on July 15, 2021 at the age of 80 in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. He is survived by his loving partner Brenda, his brother Hal, his sister Jane, his niece Lisa, his nephew Greg, and his Uncle Herb Penner. He spent his formative years in Larslan, Montana. For much of his adult life, he lived in Los Angeles, California where he was an accountant and also an auditor. Later on he moved to Coeur d'... Full story

  • Police Beat

    Courier Staff|Aug 11, 2021

    There were 10 accidental/prank calls, 12 dog/cat control calls, six hazard calls, 14 motor vehicle stops, three inspection requests, four reports for record, 12 animal control calls, six assist citizen/public assists and one alarm/business call. MONDAY, JULY 25 • 0918 – Caller reported that sometime last night someone into her father's vehicle while it sat in the driveway, doesn't know if anything has been taken yet. An officer advised that there appears to be two vehicles at this time...

  • Making a Formal Complaint Against an Officer

    Tyler Edwards, GPD Interim Chief|Aug 11, 2021

    The Glasgow Police Department takes all staff complaints very seriously. The Glasgow Police Department handles officer complaints according to the national standard. Law enforcement officials are currently one of the most scrutinized professional careers. Your police department understands that and sends your officer to countless hours and training to maintain nation standards in all areas of policing. In a previous article "Each Traffic Stop Could be a Life-or-Death Scenario," we walked... Full story

  • NEMT Fair PRCA Rodeo Returns to Glasgow

    Gwen Honrud, The Courier|Aug 11, 2021

    The Canadians may have brought their "Eh" game to the Northeast Montana Fair's rodeo this year, but Montanans claimed the most number of top spots. Montana competitors won bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling – go-rounds 1 and 2, and barrel racing. The 2021 PRCA Rodeo, back on this year after a COVID-19 hiatus last year, featured top rodeo contenders from all across North America. Contestants from as far away as Louisiana showed up in Glasgow to earn points on the rodeo...

  • Barnett Wins Maah Daah Hey 25 Mile

    Gwen Honrud, The Courier|Aug 11, 2021

    Colter Barnett, of Fort Peck, raced away with the top slot in the Maah Daah Hey 100 MTB Race in the 25 mile competition. The 17-year-old placed first overall in the race with well over 100 competitors. He also won in the male 13-19 category. Barnett finished the race in 2:24:54.07, more than four minutes ahead of his nearest competition. The Maah Dahh Hey 100 MTB race takes place in Medora, N.D., taking racers over a single-track trail through the famous Badlands. The full trail runs 107 miles...

  • Myrick Signs with Scottsdale

    Gwen Honrud, The Courier|Aug 11, 2021

    Scottie softball star Davyn Myrick signed with Scottsdale Community College in Arizona to continue her sports career at the collegiate level on July 27. The 2021 Glasgow High School graduate will be playing corners and any other positions she can fill for the team. "I chose Scottsdale because it was a great option and the coach really wanted the change the program and make it great again," Myrick said. "I was honored that she wanted me to be a part of that." Myrick, who has been playing...

  • 'I Believe' Diamond Rio Rocked the House

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Aug 11, 2021

    The Saturday Night Finale of the 2021 Northeast Montana Fair was not to be missed, as veteran country band "Diamond Rio" took the stage in the middle of the arena to end the event on one heck of a high note. Marty Roe, lead singer, noted it was a great pleasure for he and the band to perform in the "Middle of Nowhere." During their set, the band played many of their hits. Roe said the band had intended on performing some of their more modern music, but feedback from the crowd changed their...

  • 'You Are the Light of the World'

    Pastor John Vallie, Faith Lutheran Church|Aug 11, 2021

    "Now, there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit." 1 Corinthians 12:4 A gift is something given willingly to someone without payment. A Birthday gift, for example. We don't earn birthday gifts, do we? Our birth is out of our control. We just happen to be born on that particular day. Our text says there are spiritual gifts, too. These gift are freely given by God. We don't earn or merit them. Of course, the best gift God gives us is His Son, Jesus Christ, as our substitute on the cross f... Full story

  • Will There Be An Early Autumn This Year?

    Mary Honrud, Green Spaces|Aug 11, 2021

    For the past few weeks, whenever the wind has blown, dried up leaves from the shade trees have been blown down. They’re scattered all over the lawn. The stress of the drought has overcome the amount of watering of the yard I’ve been able to do. I’ve concentrated more on the garden, for my edibles. It’s so sad to see all the devastation from the lack of rain. Because of the drought, and at Dennis’s suggestion, I’d removed the grass catcher attachment from the mower, figuring the lawn needed the extra mulching to help hold in what...

  • 'We Do What We Can to Protect What We Can'

    Frank and Lin Vargo, Adventures in St. Marie|Aug 11, 2021

    What makes Sara of Long Run, run? Just when the Long Run Firefighters thought that they might have a break from fighting wildfires such as the massive 447-acre-wildfire about three miles from Saint Marie, MT in the early morning hours on 17 of July, another one, albeit only about 5-acres, this time 4 miles up route 24, Chief Sara Johnson-Bryan led her fire crew into the fields again. It was Saturday the 31st this time, and perhaps she was looking forward to enjoying her weekend off with her...

  • Another Fair year is Behind Us

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Aug 11, 2021

    Another Fair year is behind us. I am sure that many of our area residents are breathing a sigh of relief. It takes a lot of commitment on the part of many to have a Fair. I am remembering some things that were a given at the Fair. Does anyone remember the many games of Horseshoes that were played between the Culinary buildings at the Fairgrounds. Was this organized by the Fair Board or some area resident that had an interest? Our Fair is a wonderful social time and I would imagine many area residents would be more than welcome to volunteer to...

  • Does Your Toaster Need WiFi? Perhaps.

    Richard Noble, Want For Tech|Aug 11, 2021

    The Internet of Things, or IoT. This is what we call the ever-growing list of household items which have gained internet connectivity in recent years. The benefits are easy to see, with smart thermostats and dusk-aware lights making our homes generally a more pleasant place to spend time. This does however bring about concerns regarding security and device longevity. Is there anything to that concern? Are we selling our digital souls for the ability to make toast from anywhere in the world? We...

  • Community Calendar for Aug. 11, 2021

    Aug 11, 2021

    EDITOR'S NOTE: 5 p.m. Friday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to [email protected] or submitted in person at The Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., in Glasgow. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11 • 1 to 4 p.m. - COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic - Glasgow VA Clinic • 6 to 8 p.m. - COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic - Cottonwood Inn and Suites, Glasgow. This is the only local opportunity for persons 12-17+ to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. FRIDAY, AUG. 13 • Scottie Footbal, 1st Day... Full story

  • Raymond Archie Padgett

    Aug 11, 2021

    Raymond Archie Padgett, age 94, died August 7, 2021, at Riverstone Hospice House in Billings, Montana surrounded by his three daughters: Renee Bulatowicz, Donita Cantrell, and Marcie Padgett, and his granddaughter, Donna Bulatowicz. Ray was born in Avondale, Montana on January 13, 1927. He graduated from Opheim High School in January 1944 and enlisted in the Navy as an aviation cadet. During WWII, Ray was stationed at naval bases in California and Washington, including at Treasure Island. He... Full story