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  • Generosity is Learned

    Roubie Younkin - MSU Extension, For the Courier|Aug 16, 2017

    The 2017 Northeast Montana Fair is but a memory, but the measurable impacts will continue long into the future. As reports of the 4-H/FFA Market Livestock sale travel throughout Valley and the surrounding counties, we are impressed by the outpouring of support our 4-H and FFA members have received from our generous community. Purchasing an animal at the sale is so much more than a photo in the paper or meat in the freezer. It is a strong message to our youth that "you matter" and "we support... Full story

  • Law Enforcement:

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Aug 16, 2017

    Jury selection for the Jay Witkowski murder trial has begun. 109 jurors have been summoned in the case. Witkowski is charged with the New Year’s Eve murder of Evelyn Garcia. Officials stressed that jury selection in the case will be overly crowded, and discretion should be used in deciding whether to attend the court proceedings over the next couple of days. The Valley County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they are investigating, in cooperation with Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an incid... Full story

  • Local Residents Earn Distinguished Honor

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 16, 2017

    Valley County residents Mary Louise (Hovendick) Helland and B.M. Bower, both of Glasgow, and Eugene Joseph “Gene” Martin were announced as inductees to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) on Aug. 11. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public and are honored for their notable contributions to the history and culture of Montana. The MCHF & WHC board of directors has designated 12 trustee districts across the state from which up to 20 trustees may be appointed. Nom... Full story

  • Toy Industry Foundation, CASA Donate to Foster Kids

    James Walling, The Courier|Aug 16, 2017

    Foster children along Montana’s Hi-Line will be receiving toys donated by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and distributed by National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association, according to a press release from the latter organization. Local CASA volunteers will distribute gifts suitable for a variety of ages from a donation pool of more than 500 toys. Donations include action figures, dolls, puzzles and games, outdoor play equipment and arts and crafts supplies. The toys will be distributed to children in foster care throughout t... Full story

  • Paint Run/Walk Starts This Weekend

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 16, 2017

    The 3rd Annual Paint Run/Walk is this Saturday, Aug. 19. So far, 164 entry forms have been submitted with a goal of 200 entrants. You can still register by picking up an entry form at BS Central, D&G, First Community Bank, all Glasgow Ezzie's, Flip Burgers, Glasgow Courier, Chamber, Glasgow Rec Dept., Holiday or Taco Shack. All entry forms must be turned in at the recreation department before the event. The walk/run raises money for the Warriors on the Water program, which is a part of the... Full story

  • Sailors Conquer Wind and Waves at Annual Regatta

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Aug 16, 2017

    The weather on the lake this past weekend, Aug. 12-13, provided sailors with a wide variety of conditions to compete in. At its most challenging, they battled 4-foot rolling waves as they attempted to harness winds that gusted to 30 miles per hour on Saturday. The strong wind and waves were difficult to handle for smaller vessels and at one point a competitor in a Laser capsized. The winds varied throughout the day, and eventually would die down to the point that they were too weak to carry... Full story

  • Relay for Life 2017

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  • Budget Cuts Are Coming

    Peter Degel, Youth Dynamics|Aug 16, 2017

    In response to a revenue shortfall, the legislature is set to put into motion massive cuts to public health services funding. The proposed funding cuts include a decrease in reimbursement to mental health agencies of 41 percent for case management services, as well as 3.5 percent for all other children’s mental health services. These cuts come on the heels of a mounting public health crisis in Montana. Over the last several years, the state has seen a rise in suicide, an increased rate of childhood mental illness, a growing drug epidemic, a...

  • Why Speech Matters

    Alec Carmichael, I Digress|Aug 16, 2017

    I can think back to the worst moments in our history, and find some inspiring tales. “Give me liberty, or give me death,” Patrick Henry. “For I have not only grown gray but almost blind in the service of my country,” George Washington. “My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth,” Abraham Lincoln. Or, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” John F. Kennedy. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate;...

  • Vote to Keep Valley View Going

    Kyla Burns, Critical Care Messaging|Aug 16, 2017

    When long-time businessman Les Hanson donated land nearly 50 years ago, for what was to become the Valley View Nursing Home, he could not have imagined what it would grow into and the impact it would have on Glasgow and Valley County. It was a choice location, overlooking Glasgow and the Milk River Valley, providing a beautiful and commanding view for the Home’s residents. Beginning with a modest 60 beds, it soon grew to accommodate 92 residents and now has 96 beds. In the mid-1990’s, improvements were made to the dining and activities are...

  • High On My List

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Aug 16, 2017

    Do you recall rodeos from generations past? I have had on occasion to travel Hwy. 2 a couple of times this last month and have noticed many pickups and horse trailers heading down the road. This made me think of earlier days. I am not going too far back when I ask, if you remember cars pulling a single horse trailer, headed for the weekend rodeo. If you looked into the trunk of many of these cars, you would find bareback riggings, rope cans, etc. If you were successful, and rodeo was truly your event, you might even upgrade to a four-horse...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Daryl Toews, Lustre|Aug 16, 2017

    Two Concerns Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Long Term Care Task Force for coming to Lustre to share their concerns and possible solutions. I would like to support this effort. There are two concerns that were not addressed with clarity: 1. Will the election of new board members to Valley View Home Board be open to the public and will it be able to address sloppy management quickly? Non-profit boards have a reputation of doing well for a short period of time and then quickly moving to sloppiness. This situation will happen again. 2. The...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Aug 16, 2017

    WEDNESDAY – AUG. 16 6 p.m. - The Glasgow graduating class of 1978 will have a reunion meeting at the Busted Knuckle. THURSDAY – AUG. 17 9:30 a.m. - Thursday morning Ladies’ Coffee Hour at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Nashua. 2 – 4 p.m. - Retirement Party for Pam Lee at FMDH Conference Room. 7 p.m. - Fort Peck Summer Theatre Camp Showcase. Performance is free with donations accepted. Everyone is welcome to come and support the camp participants. FRIDAY – SUNDAY AUGUST 18-20 Fort Peck Summer Theater “Grease.” Fridays and Saturdays 7:30... Full story

  • Terence "Terry" Colbrese

    Aug 16, 2017

    Terence "Terry" Scott Colbrese, 59, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Glasgow. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6-8 p.m., at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. His funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 17, at 12 p.m., at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow. Inurnment will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive. He was born Oct. 4, 1957, in Glendive to John and Joyce (Patterson) Colbrese. He graduated from... Full story

  • Leith Wimmer

    Aug 16, 2017

    Leith Dewayne Wimmer, age 82, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive, Mont. He was born on May 18, 1935, to Earl and Dalene (Crone) Wimmer in Scobey, Mont. He grew up in the town of Fort Peck, graduating from Glasgow High School Class of 1953. He was proud of accomplishing an Eagle Scout ranking. He was awarded a Navy ROTC scholarship, and attended Iowa State College, where he received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering... Full story

  • Linda R. Nybakken

    Aug 16, 2017

    Linda (Cook) Nybakken, 72, passed away, surrounded by family, at Hillside Health Care Center in Missoula, Mont., on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other health problems. She maintained an upbeat and positive attitude until the end, and as her great friend, Karen Gaskill, wrote, "Can you imagine the cleanest, purest air she is breathing right now? I am just happy for her at this moment." Family, friends, and others... Full story

  • Thomas Hentz

    Aug 16, 2017

    Thomas Lynn Hentz, age 62, passed away suddenly at his home in Maitland, Fla., on Monday, July 10, 2017. He was born to John and Dolores Hentz on Feb. 21, 1955, in Mount Ayr, Iowa. The Hentz family moved to Hinsdale, Mont., when Tom was young. He participated and excelled in many extracurricular activities as a student, graduating in 1973 after distinguishing himself as the school record holder in the Triple Jump, a title he held for many years as an alumnus. He continued his education,... Full story

  • Clair Lou Brown

    Aug 16, 2017

    Clair Lou (Cusker) Brown, 59, died on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at her home in Sidney, Mont. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Sidney Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Richard Evans officiating under the direction of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Inurnment will be in the Circle Cemetery. She was born Aug. 17, 1957, to Roy Clair "Swede" and Elsie Evelina (Lingle) Cusker in Wolf Point, Mont. She was raised in northern McCone County, naturally loved to... Full story

  • Robert "Bob" Starbird

    Aug 16, 2017

    Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Robert "Bob" Lewis Starbird, 80, passed away with his family nearby on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born on Sept. 30, 1936, in Opheim, Mont., to parents Lou and Violet Starbird. He attended all 12 years of school in Opheim and graduated in 1955. Following graduation, he served in the Navy from June of 1955 to June of 1958. In 1961, he became a member of the Opheim Officer's Association as a... Full story

  • Fort Peck Triathlon Returns After One-Year Hiatus

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Aug 16, 2017

    Solo Triathlon Results: Ross Maxwell (59) Auckland, NZ : first-place, overall male / first-place, male 50-59; 15:09 (swim), 34:18 (bike), 20:26 (run), 1:10:57.32 (chip time) Noah Majerus (17) Lewistown: first-place, male 13-19; 12:44 (swim) 39:00 (bike) 19:24 (run) 1:14:19.17 (chip time) Colter Barnett (13) Fort Peck: second-place, male 13-19; 16:49 (swim) 36:39 (bike) 23:21 (run) 1:19:28.43 (chip time) CJ Kemmis (29) Glasgow: first-place, male 20-29; 21:50 (swim) 38:16 (bike) 24:47 (run)...

  • "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" Beginning Kayaking Classes Offered

    Marc Kloker, For the Courier|Aug 16, 2017

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is sponsoring two beginning kayaking classes on Aug. 26 and 27 at the First Dredge swim beach just north of the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery near Fort Peck. One class will be offered each day (participants will choose their preferred day), and the classes will take place from 1-5 p.m. both days. Participants will learn from experienced instructors about different types of recreational kayaks and equipment, fishing from a... Full story

  • Area Students Participate in MedStart Camp

    For the Courier|Aug 16, 2017

    Area students, Ashlyn Aten and Kassandra Moore, were two of 16 Montana high school juniors and seniors who participated in the Miles City MedStart Camp from July 16-20 in Miles City. MedStart Summer Camp is a five-day summer camp program sponsored by the Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) system. The program is designed to encourage students to pursue their interest in a variety of healthcare careers. The aim is to provide students a chance to further explore their career choices, learn about college life and realize it is possible to... Full story

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    Aug 16, 2017

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