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  • Chicken Ordinance Fails 4-1

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    In a heavily attended city council meeting the night of Monday, Aug. 20, the City Council rejected a measure to allow the keeping of backyard chickens in city limits by a vote of four to one, with Stan Ozark casting the only vote in favor. The meeting was attended by dozens of Glasgow and surrounding area residents who provided comments for the better part of an hour followed by questions and then comment by the council members who then cast their vote.The architect and momentum behind the initiative, Madelyn House, spoke first offering up her...

  • FMDH Receives State-of-the-Art Mammogram Upgrade

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    When it comes to the diagnosis of breast cancer, early detection is key and Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital radiology department is helping patients do just that. With a recent software upgrade to their already state of the art mammogram machine, the radiologist, Dr. Louis Bailey, is able to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage. The software upgrade, C-View, allows the machine to create a 2D image directly from a reconstruction of the 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (TOMO) images. Instead of a patient needing to have one scan completed,...

  • Profile: Tom Boyer Write-in Candidate for Sheriff

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    To say Tom Boyer is not the typical candidate for sheriff is a bit of an understatement. Boyer has only a few years of law enforcement experience and unlike many, his reasons for running are not to cap off his career, or change a flawed policy. Instead, Boyer was thrust into the position of sheriff candidate by circumstances far outside his control. So who exactly is Deputy Tom Boyer? Boyer, 49, is originally from Missoula, and he says that as a young man he had intended to pursue law...

  • Exciting Things Happening for Irle PTO

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    The recently formed Irle School Parent-Teacher Organization has seen some fast success in the months since they established back in spring 2018. In that time, the organization has set their priorities, initiated safety programs and successfully lobbied in support of a fence around the playground at the elementary school, a project currently in the works. The Irle PTO President Kim Turner sat down with the Courier to discuss the organization's priorities, plans and fundraising efforts as they...

  • Hinsdale School Cooks Receive Distinguished Award

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    This summer Hinsdale School received the Cook Fresh Award sponsored by the Montana Team Nutrition, the office of Public Instruction and Montana No Kid Hungry. The award recognizes schools for their dedication to serving nutritious school meals, cooking from scratch as well as succeeding in state requirements. Hinsdale school was nominated for this award after successfully passing a state inspection, which is required from all state schools. Thirteen schools were provided an honorable mention while four schools won the distinction of “Cook F...

  • Glasgow Swears in New Chief of Police

    Aug 22, 2018

  • To the People of Valley County

    Aug 22, 2018

    Dear Valley County Voters, The final date to withdraw my name from the ballot for the primary election was this past Monday, Aug. 13. So after much deliberation and prayer, I have determined that I must continue centering all my focus and energy on my family at this time. They mean the most to me in my life, everything else is secondary. Additionally, I am considering what may be best for the Valley County Sheriff’s Office and the people of Valley County at this time. Therefore, I withdrew my name as an official candidate for Valley County Sher...

  • In Support of Tom Boyer

    Aug 22, 2018

    To my friends, my family, and you, the voters of Valley County, I’ve been listening to the highs and lows of this race for Valley County Sheriff and I am so relieved that you’ve finally hit calmer water. Your write-in candidate, Tom Boyer, is currently serving you as a trusted, ambitious, and successful Sheriff’s Deputy for the Valley County Sheriff’s Office. Tom Boyer was hired because he is what the Valley County Sheriff’s Office needs in order to be successful. Tom’s background investigation shined in one particularly important quality nec...

  • In Defense of Chickens in Town

    Aug 22, 2018

    Dear Editor, I am sure you have heard of the great chicken debate. It’s been the cluck of the town the past few weeks. I’d like to make some points on why chickens should be allowed and counterpoints to some of the reasons I have heard people oppose chickens. Chickens are varied creatures: they come in all shapes, sizes, colors and personalities. They are not just your grandparents’ white-meat bird. They lay a rainbow of colored, yummy eggs and don’t need a rooster to do so. And they are a great way to give city children a sense of respons...

  • New Chapters Await for Those Entering College

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Aug 22, 2018

    Well, she, along with many, many others, started a whole new chapter in her life today. Actually, it’s almost like beginning a new book. One with surprises, twists and turns, breathtaking adventures all throughout the book. A book that will take years and years to finish. This person, our granddaughter, began her college classes on her way to becoming a music teacher. She’s always had a love for music and has pursued that love by learning to play, as all students do at Nashua, the recorder. From there she took guitar and piano lessons. Whe...

  • What Should We Do About Relay? Don't Just Complain, Get Involved

    Michelle Bigelbach, Transplants Take|Aug 22, 2018

    On Aug. 11, I had the pleasure of meeting cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters during the Northeast Montana Relay for Life. This was my first year participating in the event, and I was blown away at the solidarity everyone in attendance had in their experiences with cancer. I attended Relay as a supporter. My grandmother passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer, my grandmother-in-law passed away after two bouts of breast cancer, my grandfather-in-law passed away from lung cancer. My friend from college, who got married last...

  • Invasive Species Listening Session in Fort Peck

    For the Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) will host an invasive species listening session in Fort Peck at the Fort Peck Interpretive Center, Yellowstone Rd., Fort Peck, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. This session will focus on the findings of a recent invasive species law review, which will also support the upcoming Montana Invasive Species Summit to be held in Helena, Nov. 15 and 16. The listening sessions are designed to allow the people of Montana to express their comments and concerns regarding current invasive species... Full story

  • Nashua Upcoming Events

    Sandy Laumeyer, Courier Correspondent|Aug 22, 2018

    Come to the Nashua Senior Citizen Center on Saturday, Aug. 25, for watermelon, homemade cinnamon rolls, and coffee. Serving will begin at 2:30 p.m. This is a great time to visit with friends and neighbors. The event is open to the public with freewill offering being taken. The first Sunday in September there will be a social day at the Nashua Senior Citizen Center. There will also be cards and other games beginning at 1:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., root beer floats will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend. The new school year is underway. Please... Full story

  • NAN Announces 2018-2019 Big Sky Series Lineup

    For the Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    The Northeastern Arts Network has announced the schedule for their 2018-2019 Big Sky Series concert events. All performances will be at the Glasgow High School Auditorium. Kristin Estelle and the Heartstrings will perform Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. Estelle was originally a classically trained clarinetist, hailing from the prairies of Malta, Mont. She eventually wound her way to the precipice of New York’s vocal jazz scene. The singer/songwriter’s melodies are full of wordplay and fun-filled jest. Her debut EP, Secrets, is a vivacious fus... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Aug 22, 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. 23 9 – 11 a.m. - Social hour at the Nashua Senior Center. 5:30 p.m. - St. Marie Village Association annual meeting at St. Marie Town Hall. FRIDAY – AUG. 24 7:30 p.m. - Almost Maine at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre. SATURDAY – AUG. 25 7:30 p.m. - Almost Maine at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre. 2:30 p.m. - Treats at Nashua Citizen Center. Watermelon, Homemade Cinnamon Rolls and Cof... Full story

  • 2019 FPST Season Announced

    For the Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    Artistic Director for the Fort Peck Summer Theatre Andy Meyers has announced the upcoming shows for the 2019 Season. Lend Me a Tenor will run from May 31 through June 16; Mamma Mia will run from June 21 through July 7; The Marvelous Wonderettes will run from July 12 through July 21; Peter Pan will run from July 26 through Aug. 11 and On Golden Pond will run from Aug. 16 through Sept 1. The Fort Peck Summer Theatre will also be celebrating their 50th season in 2019 and will have a reunion celebration weekend which will be held June...

  • Edward "Ed" Adolf Frueh

    Aug 22, 2018

    A much loved father and grandfather, Edward "Ed" Adolf Frueh, 88, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. He requested to be cremated and to have a small private service with his family. A family memorial service to celebrate the life of Ed will take place in Haymarsh, N.D., where Ed's ashes will be buried alongside the love of his life, Marci Frueh. He was born to Edward A. Frueh Sr. and Catherine (Patterson) Frueh on March 26, 1930, in Lima, Ohio. He was the eldest of two sons. He studied for... Full story

  • Lori Denise Pyle

    Aug 22, 2018

    The family of Lori Denise (Dahl) Pyle, of Minden, Nev., would like to announce her permanent change of address. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at the age of 58, Lori took her last breath on earth and awoke in heaven in the arms of Jesus. She was diagnosed with ampullary cancer two years earlier. Her steadfast faith in the Lord sustained her and gave her peace. We'll miss her greatly, but we know where she is! Lori is absent from the body and present with her Lord Jesus because all the days God... Full story

  • Fort Peck Triathlon Makes a Splash

    George Kulczyk, The Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    Anyone that has been paying attention to the weather in Northeast Montana recently understands how extreme it can become. With recent highs upwards of 110 degrees, contestants that entered the 2018 Fort Peck Triathlon had legitimate reason to be wary about potential weather conditions on the day of the event. Thankfully, the only impediment in regards to weather or conditions was the smoke drifting in from wildfires. The race was held Aug. 18, with the hub of activity stationed at the first...

  • Flaten Goes Back to Back at Catfish Clash

    Montana Cats, For the Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    The 8th Annual Missouri River Catfish Clash took place in Williston, N.D., Aug. 18, as 40 boats hit the water on a beautiful sunny day. The Clash never seems to disappoint in terms of the number of catfish caught or the overall size of the fish, and this year was no different. An impressive 19 teams weighed in over 20 pounds. Only once before in the tournament's eight-year history has there been more 20-pound baskets brought to the scales (23 in 2013). To make things more exciting, 35 of the 40...

  • Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Head Again

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    I feel like I've done a lot of dilly-dallying these past couple of weeks. I started painting rocks when it got too hot to work outside. Even though we've since had cooler days, I've continued staying inside and painting. Of course, I'm going to claim that the unhealthy smoke in the air is the reason I didn't go out to do work that requires deep breathing. That's partly true. The other part is just plain laziness and procrastination rearing its ugly head. I didn't get around to doing any...

  • Aug 22, 2018

  • Glasgow School Board Meets:

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Aug 22, 2018

    The Glasgow School Board met in regular session on Aug. 15. All trustees were present along with Superintendent Bob Connors and Kelly Doornek, clerk. The school representative was not in attendance. Also in attendance were a number of school faculty, Jerry and Cara Pinder, and members of the Irle School PTO. C. Pinder used the public comment period to ask about the status of a fence at Irle School and was informed it would be addressed later in the meeting. In response to a letter from a concerned parent, board trustee John Daggett utilized...