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Articles from the August 25, 2021 edition

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  • From the 'Middle of Nowhere' to the 'Heart of the Nation'

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Aug 25, 2021

    In what could be considered a once in a lifetime experience, Dalton Sand of Glasgow and Cole Taylor of Larslan recently found themselves touring the halls of Congress With Senator Steve Daines (R-MT). "I don't think it would be as cool as it was being there without Senator Steve Daines," Sand told The Courier, recounting his time in the United States Capitol rotunda, surrounded by larger than life statues of great American statesman. "It was just us, [Daines] and his staff. It was amazing...

  • Road Construction Continues on 2nd Avenue South

    Courier Staff|Aug 25, 2021

    Motorists traveling in downtown Glasgow may experience traffic delays as road crews demolish portions of South Second Avenue in advance of repaving the street. On Friday, crews with Century Companies, Inc., closed 6th Street south of the railway to through traffic as they removed the top layer of asphalt on South 2nd Avenue west from the intersection. This portion is part of a larger project beginning at mile marker 7 on State Secondary Route 246, and extending southeast about seven miles. Work...

  • Hail to the Chief

    Chris McDaniel, Courier Publisher|Aug 25, 2021

    For the first time I can think of, I actually applaud President Joe Biden for comments he has made. During a speech on Friday, Biden spoke of the realities of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Here is an excerpt from his speech: "...I do not regret my decision to end America's warfighting in Afghanistan and maintain a laser-focus on our counterterrorism missions there and in other parts of the world. Our mission to degrade the terrorist threat of al Qaeda in Afghanistan and kill Osama... Full story

  • Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

    Dr. Andrew Fahlgren, Glasgow|Aug 25, 2021

    I am writing to the community to try again to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. While the incidence of the virus was quite low locally through the late spring and summer, it is clearly starting to reappear in Valley County and across Northeast Montana. Our part of the state (specifically Phillips, Valley, Roosevelt and Daniels Counties) has a vaccination rate similar to that seen in the devastated areas of the Southeastern US, between 37-40%. Right now, even in rural parts of... Full story

  • Creeping Communism

    Karen Bender, Glasgow|Aug 25, 2021

    There are some in our government who care nothing for our Constitution or our country. In fact, they want to do away with our Constitution and make this into a socialist, communist country. How many of you remember Sept. 29, 1959? That was the day Khrushchev of the Soviet Union Spoke to President Kennedy at the United Nations, giving his prediction of where America would be today. Khrushchev said: "Your children's children will live under communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't... Full story

  • Grocery Store Smart Phone Apps Discriminatory

    Stan Russell, Larsland|Aug 25, 2021

    I don't think it is fair. I feel it is discrimintaion! I am almost 90-yearsold and I don't have a smart phone, nor do I want one. But, when I go to get groceries at Reynolds or Albertsons, I have to pay more because I can't get 'Just for U' or Reynolds rewards. I have paid my taxes for 70 years. My only brush with the law was one speeding ticket in the 1960s. I SERVED my country in time of war as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1950s, and I am a college graduate. Yet, I must pay more... Full story

  • Noreen Margaret Cuskelly Austin

    Aug 25, 2021

    Noreen Margaret Cuskelly Austin was born on June 22, 1936, in Killdeer, ND to Eva Marie Kaufman Cuskelly and Timothy Phillip Cuskelly. She was raised with siblings Irene, Pat, Dot (Dorothy) Jimmy, and Rosemary in the Killdeer area. Noreen attended college in Dickinson, ND, earning a teaching degree. She loved children and chose her career to facilitate that love. After moving to Glasgow to start her new teaching career at Glasgow South Side School, she met her lifetime love, George Phillip... Full story

  • Melvin Cecil Larsen

    Aug 25, 2021

    Melvin Cecil Larsen, 98, of Glasgow, Montana and Owensboro, Kentucky, departed this world with his daughter by his side at 11:37 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Wellington Parc. He was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Glasgow, MT to the late Nels and Cecilia Damman Larsen. From a young age, Melvin was taught the value of a job well-done, helping care for his parent's gardens, delivering telegrams for pennies and doing other odd jobs. When his father passed away, Melvin was only seventeen, but helped... Full story

  • Vern Dee Turner

    Aug 25, 2021

    Vernon Dee Turner, 78, went home to be with Jesus on August 10, 2021. His passing was of natural causes. He was born in Glasgow, Montana on October 19, 1942 at Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital to Kenneth Dee and Marjorie (Pehrson) Turner. He was baptized at the Methodist Church in Glasgow and confirmed later at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua. His early years were spent growing up in the Nashua community where he delivered newspapers on his bicycle in the early morning hours. After doing... Full story

  • Community Calendar for Aug. 25, 2021

    Courier Staff|Aug 25, 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. 25 • 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Walk-in COVID-19 Caccine Clinic - Valley County Health Department 500 4th Avenue South. All other vaccinations by appointment only- call 406-228-6261. THURSDAY, AUG. 26 • 8 p.m. - Swimming Under the Stars - Valley County Community Pool. "Mo... Full story

  • 911 Calls

    Aug 25, 2021

    There were seven dog/cat control calls, 16 motor vehicle stops, eight assist citizen/public assists, three animal control calls, five hazards, seven accidental dials/prank calls, three traffic control calls, three alarm calls, three reports for record, one assist to other agency, one noise complaint and two building checks. Monday, Aug. 9 • 1607 – A man wanted to report an odd finding he had at his residence on Saturday morning. He said he went out to his garage and on his stoop he found a spe...

  • We Are the Dicks

    Norman Dick, GPD Patrolman|Aug 25, 2021

    Don't let the last name fool you – we are actually a nice family. My name is Norman Dick, and I recently joined the Glasgow Police Department as a patrolman. I started with the department at the beginning of December and attended the Montana Basic Law Enforcement Academy this past spring. My family and I are from Missoula. Our journey here started when I joined the Montana Army National Guard and applied for police officer job openings around the state. I moved here with my wife, Nataliya, a...

  • Hinsdale Gets New Ambulance

    Courier Staff|Aug 25, 2021

    Hinsdale Gets New Ambulance On July 31 the Hinsdale Volunteer Ambulance Service (HVAS) hosted an appreciation breakfast to show their gratitude to those who contributed to the new 2020 ambulance arriving the last week in June. The new ambulance replaces the 1996 model formerly in use. The 2020 ambulance is a Ford F-350 Super duty 4x4, Crestline that has many safety features the older ambulance didn't have. The 2020 ambulance is equipped with a HEPA filter system, seats that have a 6 point harnes...

  • Remembering Those Who Have Passed On

    Frank and Lin Vargo, Special to the Courier|Aug 25, 2021

    Saint Marie Fire Chief August Aho's father, Todd Owen Aho, passed away August 17 in Billings after a lengthy illness. Todd Aho would have been only 60-years-young next month. In August's own words: “Dad touched many lives during his time with us and could always put a smile on your face when you needed it. "He had an infectious laugh and if he was smiling so were you. "Dad made friends easily and always had a smart ass comment for a smart ass question. "We would like to thank everyone that had a part in caring for dad in these past years. "...

  • Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud.

    Richard Noble, Special to the Courier|Aug 25, 2021

    While the rain-bearing variety has been in short supply here up until lately, a very different type of cloud thrums away out of sight. It doesn’t keep crops green or reduce our risk of fires, but it does enable us to operate businesses in a modern world and store the photos and documents we couldn’t imagine losing. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the cloud! Chances are you’ve been using the cloud without even knowing it. If you’ve ever used Facebook or Gmail, congratulations - those are both incredibly famous examples of applications host...

  • Remember When

    Gwen Cornwell, Special to the Courier|Aug 25, 2021

    Our weather has definitely been one for the record books. So many times on the news we hear of another city, town, or community suggesting water restrictions. Some of us well remember saving water, but it was not due to any mandate from high up officials. Do you remember bathing when more than one child or person used the same bath water? Your hair was shampooed no more than once a week. How about doing dishes, by hand of course. The rinse water was never run down the drain (of course not many had a drain anyway.) This water was saved to maybe...

  • In Addition to Drought, Farmers Face Mormon Cricket Infestation

    Courier Staff|Aug 25, 2021

    As if the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing drought weren't bad enough, area farmers and ranchers have also been faced with swarms of Mormon Crickets this summer. The United States Department of Agriculture in Octobrer 2020 forecast the presence of the pest in heavy numbers throughout Valley County. Outside eastern Oregon, portions of eastern Montana were forecast to have the highest proliferation of the bugs, 15 or more per square yard. There appears to be no data at present to indicate the exact...

  • Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference

    Tasha Gibby, USDA|Aug 25, 2021

    Make plans now to attend the annual Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Mont., September 28-30, 2021. This year’s conference is packed with speakers that will deliver information on today’s most relevant topics including putting structure to fundraising, building a business in agriculture, telling your story, calving 101, goal setting to advance your mission, and lots of opportunities for networking. The Women in Business panel will feature Rachel Ayers, Sweet Cast Anglers; Becky Stahl, Bec...

  • Lankford Appointed to Farm Service Agency

    Courier Staff|Aug 25, 2021

    The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced the appointment of Ryan Lankford to serve on the FSA state committee in Montana which ensures the effective and efficient delivery of FSA federal farm programs to the state’s agricultural producers. Members of the FSA state committee are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and are responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving program delivery appeals from the agriculture community, maintaining cooperative relations with industry stakeholders, k...

  • Young Farmers and Ranchers Fight Hunger

    AG NEWSWIRE|Aug 25, 2021

    Over the past ten years, the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee has raised more than $62,000 for the Montana Food Bank Network through the Hoofin’ it for Hunger race. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the committee cancelling the race. In 2021, the YF&R Committee has decided to hold a virtual race, asking those who have enjoyed the in-person race in the past to support the event and the MFBN, by registering for the virtual race. Virtual registration is $30. Participants will be asked to run Oct. 9 wherever they m...

  • Taking a Gamble with Fused Glass

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Aug 25, 2021

    Even with great care and a scientific approach, creating fused glass is always a gamble, says Glasgow artist Bridget Stiverson. "I am in control of what goes in, but the kiln is in control of what comes out. There are times where if you have a little dot or stringer, and you didn't do the science behind the fusing schedule {properly], they can jump from piece to piece and ruin it." These do not result in happy accidents, Stiverson said. Still, no mistakes end up in the garbage pale. The ruined g...

  • 'Terms of Endearment' to Conclude Fort Peck Theatre '21 Season

    FPST|Aug 25, 2021

    Following in the footsteps of popular stage versions of timeless movies from previous seasons, such as "Driving Miss Daisy," "Steel Magnolias" and "On Golden Pond," Fort Peck Summer Theatre (FPST) brings Terms of Endearment to the stage. Artistic Director Andy Meyers directs the final offering of the 2021 season. The stage version is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Larry McMurtry. As several challenges test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship, this bittersweet...

  • 2021 NE Montana Fair 4H Award Recipients

    Courier Staff|Aug 25, 2021

    5 Showmanship Awards • Round Robin - Sr. Grand Champion - Trey Johnson • Round Robin - Sr. Reserve Champion - RyLee Mix • Round Robin - Jr. Grand Champion - William Kirkland • Round Robin - Jr. Reserve Champion - Laynee Simpson • Round Robin - Pre-Jr. Grand Champion - Weston Kirkland • Round Robin - Pre-Jr. Reserve Cham pion - Tenley Allestad • Beef -Sr. Grand Champion - Kaitlyn McColly • Beef -Sr. Reserve Champion - Ty Westby • Beef -Jr. Grand Champion - Emmah Mix • Beef -Jr. Reserve Champi... Full story

  • Skye Fitness - It's a Trap-eze

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Aug 25, 2021

    Glasgow's newest fitness offering is a trap. Well, it's a trapeze, several of them in fact, courtesy of Skye Fitness. Shauna Stringer is the owner of and teacher at Skye Fitness. "I think this is perfect for this little town," she said. "I"m excited about doing something new." The yoga trapeze studio uses inversion slings to offer a modified take on traditional yoga. Use of slings relieves pressure on the body that can inhibit some practitioners from full participation in traditional yoga....

  • Couples League Concludes

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Aug 25, 2021

    Competing for fun and bragging rights, 15 couples hit the links on Aug. 16 in the final night of co-ed golf. The just-for-fun league split into two flights and spread out across the course after two months of league play. After a round of alternate shot play to close out the season, Ed and Shelley Hopfauf claimed the first gross title in the X-flighter side, shooting a 261. Tyler and Heather Fox took second place gross, with a score of 290 over the the summer league. Marc and Deb Swanson scored a 266.18 to win the first place net title for the...

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