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  • Profile: New GPD Chief Brien Gault

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    Brien Gault was sworn in as chief of the Glasgow Police Department on Aug. 20, at the regular city council meeting. Gault received the post after being unanimously confirmed by the city council and sworn in by Mayor Becky Erickson. Gault sat down with the Glasgow Courier to discuss his background in law enforcement, firefighting and community service as well as his goal for the department. Born in Devil's Lake, N.D., to a railroading family, Gault moved to Hinsdale with his family in 1981,...

  • New Crosswalk Signs Intended to Make Students Safer

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    As students and parents headed back to Glasgow school on Aug. 29, they might have noticed a new addition on Scottie Pride Drive. In partnership with the city of Glasgow and the Valley County Health Department, crosswalk signs were installed over the summer to allow safe crossing from Cloud Street and Scottie Pride Drive. When the button is pressed and the signs are activated, lights start flashing on the sign, due to solar power, signaling motorists to slow down and stop for pedestrians. The inspiration behind getting the signs up was to...

  • Valley County Close to CRC Community Designation

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    After two and a half years of hard work, the Valley County Health Department is one application submission away from hopefully becoming the first county in Montana to receive a Cardiac Ready Community (CRC) designation from the state. In collaboration with key stakeholders in the project, including STAT Air, FMDH, Farm Credit Services, Glasgow Police Department, Valley County Sheriff’s Department and local businesses and churches who had an interest in placing an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in their location, Valley County as a c...

  • New Addition to GCCL Makes Building More Accessible for All

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    On Aug. 14, the Glasgow City-County library obtained a new addition to the building, a stairlift. According to library director Megan Haddix, this addition was a long-time coming in order to make the building more handicap accessible and to allow accessiblity to the library for everyone. Over the past 10 to 15 years, there have been a small number of people who have mentioned not having the ability to go to the basement for various library activities and commuity meetings which results in them m...

  • Free Spay and Neuter Clinic Comes to Glasgow Aug. 24-25

    Aug 29, 2018

  • Disappointed About the Chickens

    Barbara K. Hansen, Glasgow|Aug 29, 2018

    Dear Editor, I had hoped to read that the pro-chicken people would be crowing in victory but, alas, they were defeated, this time by negative clucking. This does seem like a strange outcome in a very rural, agriculturally-dependent community in The Middle of Nowhere. I will stick to the position I put forth at the previous council meeting: Backyard chickens would be a good learning experience for kids and an opportunity for 4-H and Scout projects. I was a farm kid and my dad made a deal with me. He said, “I will buy 200 Leghorn pullet chicks a...

  • As I Perceived It

    Shirley Siefert, Glasgow|Aug 29, 2018

    Dear Editor, The city council meeting was well attended for referendum 959-chickens in city limits. As you have read in the Courier and heard on KLTZ, the referendum failed 4-1 with one council member not in attendance. From what I’ve read and heard, I perceived some things differently. As per the Glasgow Courier, at one point, when Miss House was answering questions about the ordinance “with the crowd at one point erupting with shouts and assertions.” “This drew rebuke from Stan Ozark and seemed to sway him in favor of the ordinance.” What I h...

  • Back To School

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Aug 29, 2018

    School is the topic once again. Do you remember getting your school supplies for the school year? I have put a little thought into my past school years and cannot remember ever having a list of supplies for the first day, let alone for the year. About the only pre-purchased supplies before starting school consisted of pencils and paper. The early years called for the Big Chief, wide-lined tablet and maybe a couple of lead pencils, and progressed to spiral-bound notebooks. Nope, nobody put their names on them either. I do remember having wooden...

  • Why All The Negativity in Politics?

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Aug 29, 2018

    For the past few months, political campaign ads have been everywhere. It is absolutely astounding how much money has been and continues to be spent on these ads. Another part of the ads I find very disturbing is their negativity. So negative, in fact, that to me they come close to being hateful. A politician’s voting record is open to the public but I feel that quite often their record is misconstrued and misleading. As an example, if a member of any governing office votes against a particular issue, my first question is why did they vote t...

  • Unshelved: DVD Highlights Available at GCCL

    Megan Haddix, Librarians Corner|Aug 29, 2018

    The Glasgow City-County library has over 3,000 DVD titles in the collection ranging from popular series to documentaries. Newly added selections can be found on the new shelf near the front entrance of the library. The check-out limit for adult patrons is five DVDs and children patrons (under 18) may check out two DVDs. The loan period for DVDs is one week and subject to $0.25 per day fine if not returned by the due date. Checked out materials can be renewed at the library or by calling during business hours at 228-2731. You may also renew...

  • Glasgow Middle School Health Fair

    For the Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    On Wednesday, Sept. 5, Glasgow Middle School students are welcome to participate in the school heath fair, organized by third-year medical student Keenan Kuckler. Booths at the health fair will focus on health and wellness of the middle school student including immunizations, positive body image, confidence, healthy eating, hand hygiene, underage drinking and much more. To be eligible for prizes, students will be required to visit every booth and receive a stamp from the booth attendant in an effort to get them learning and interacting at each... Full story

  • Small Business Opportunity

    For the Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    SCORE Organization invites Valley County community small business minds to meet at the Cottonwood Inn conference room Thursday, Sept. 6, and Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., for a free breakfast exchange. Learn the free business resources and mentorship provided throughout the state and rub elbows with other up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Coffee and breakfasts will be provided. Please RSVP to Andrew Lauckner at 406-690-9660.... Full story

  • USS Montana Committee to Visit

    For the Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    Bill Whitesitt, member of the USS Montana Commissioning Committee, will be presenting on the USS Montana Wednesday, Sept. 5, starting at noon at the Cottonwood Inn. The presentation will discuss the boat, including capabilities, construction and crew progress and the legacy of the first and only completed USS Montana. The original USS Montana was an armored cruiser that played a role during the Mexican Revolution and convoy duty through WWI. The new USS Montana is currently under construction and is expected to be commissioned in late 2019 or... Full story

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming

    Steve Mulonet, For the Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet, service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you. Service officers will be in Malta on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. They will also be in Glasgow at the VA Clinic from 1-4 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 12....

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Aug 29, 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. Starting Sept. 1, new hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY – AUG. 29 6 p.m. - El Cor Del Lanes Team League Barbecue. BBQ starts at 6 p.m. and league meetings start at 7 p.m. New bowlers and teams welcome. THURSDAY – AUG. 30 Irle School PTO Fundraiser at Pizza Hut. With redemption of coupon, portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Irle School PTO. 9 – 11 a.m.... Full story

  • The Big Harvest and All the Go, Go, Go

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    There hasn't been much gardening or cooking done this past week as we've gone after harvesting our yearly income. When the wheat is ready to combine, that's what we do, almost to the exclusion of all else. Right now, I have a really good reason for the house being a mess. We've hardly been home long enough to notice what hasn't been done. While I'm spending the greater part of my days out in the field, my mother-in-law has stepped up to prepare hearty noon meals for us. She also makes a light...

  • Almost Maine, Slices of Normalcy

    Dyan Carlson, For the Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    Almost Maine is one of the most produced plays that no one seems to have heard of, myself included. So I sat down with Fort Peck Summer Theatre’s Artistic Director Andy Meyers to find out more. Much like last year’s Souvenir, the last production of the 2018 season is a cast favorite. Meyers chooses small productions like this one to show appreciation, not only to the cast members who clamor to be included in these type of smaller productions, but also to the audiences who he knows will love the content. If you’re a fan of romantic comedy movie...

  • Prevent Fires and Stay Safe During Harvest Season

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    Harvest season is upon us with some farmers already done for the season while others still have weeks to go. For those farmers who feel they are behind and are rushing to stay on schedule or get caught up, the rush to get the crops harvested can not come before safety of you, your land, your equipment and the fields near you. According to the National Weather Service in Glasgow, the month of August has seen below-average dry conditions. For the past two seasons now, farmers have not had much relief in terms of Mother Nature cooperating with...

  • Marjorie Frances Beckman

    Aug 29, 2018

    Marjorie Frances (Haymond) Beckman, 92, of Bozeman, Mont., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Spring Creek Inn Memory Care. Cremation has taken place at Franzen-Davis Crematory. A memorial funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at First Baptist Church in Bozeman with Pastor Jason Bowker and Commander Abe Thompson, US Navy (Ret.), officiating. A reception will follow the memorial service. Graveside committal and burial will follow the reception at Mountain View Cemetery in... Full story

  • Shane Walter Kidder

    Aug 29, 2018

    Shane Walter Kidder, 51, passed away peacefully of pancreatic cancer on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. He was surrounded in love by five of his siblings at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. He will be laid to rest with his mother on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m., at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Shane was born to Walter and Ruby (Beauchman) Kidder on Aug. 17, 1966. He lived in Glasgow with his mother and four siblings until his teenage years when he went to live with his father in... Full story

  • Scottie Cross Country Kicks off Season in Williston

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    The Glasgow Scotties took a skeleton crew of sorts to the Williston cross country meet on Aug. 25. With several athletes unable to compete for a number of reasons, the team didn't run to its full potential. Individually, however, the Scotties were strong, with the expected veterans taking the lead and the rookies carrying their share of the load. The course was set at the Williston Municipal Golf Course, which is located northwest of the city's center. The air was cold and there were a few...

  • Lustre Opens Volleyball Season in Culbertson

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    The Lustre Lady Lions were on the road for their first competition of the season Aug. 25, traveling to Culbertson for their invitational. The girls split their first six games with three wins and three losses, then fell to Bainville in tournament play. “We played Scobey first and lost both (8-15, 12-15), then played Froid/Med Lake,” explained head coach Kimberly Klatt. “We won the first of those 15-13 and lost the second 9-15.” The Lady Lions defeated Bainville's JV squad in two games, 15-9 and 15-7, but dropped two games against Bainvil...

  • Lady Scotties Go 4-4-4 in Choteau

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Aug 29, 2018

    The Lady Scotties traveled to Choteau for their first competition of the season on Aug. 24 and 25. The squad divided the matches evenly with four wins, four losses and four splits. They also earned a tie-breaker win against Fairfield on the second day of competition. Glasgow's head coach, Somer Hoerster, was pleased with the girls' efforts at the two-day tournament. "We did some really great things," she said, "and after this weekend, now we know we could have played with anyone in that gym."...

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