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  • Girl Scouts Learn Camping Skills

    Patti Scanlan, For the Courier|Aug 30, 2017

    On a fabulous sunny weekend, Aug. 12-13, 26 Girl Scouts from Glasgow, Nashua, Fort Peck and Wolf Point all joined together at Boy Scout Park to learn basic camping skills. Many of these girls had never camped before, and certainly most had never had to use their own skills. The girls broke into smaller groups and cycled through stations, with each one highlighting a different outdoor skill. The day started with "Outdoor Manners (Leave No Trace)," presented by Ranger Sue Dalby from the Corps of... Full story

  • Caution Urged as County Road Projects Continue

    Dane Osen, The Courier|Aug 30, 2017

    With several projects across the county currently in progress, drivers are being urged to keep an eye out and obey traffic signs. Crews have reported several instances where vehicles have drove past barriers and signs indicating road closures. Neglecting to follow construction signs can put workers at risk for injury, job site delays, result in traffic citations and could cause damage to your vehicle. Valley County Commissioners announced that they have approved the paving of a small stretch of... Full story

  • Dr. Andy Fahlgren Returns to Glasgow

    Kyla Burns, For the Courier|Aug 30, 2017

    The Frances Mahon Deaconess hospital is proud to welcome Glasgow native Andrew Fahlgren, MD, to the Glasgow Clinic. Dr. Fahlgren was originally born in Lewistown but spent the majority of his childhood in Glasgow and Fort Peck. He is a proud Glasgow Scottie and graduated from GHS in 2000. After getting his bachelor's degree in english literature from MSU Bozeman, he spent a year in Chicago working at a bookstore and re-evaluating his goals, finally deciding to go back to school to pursue a medic... Full story

  • Local Radio Personalities Branch Out

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 30, 2017

    Stan Ozark and Haylie Shipp wear many hats in Glasgow. Outside of being radio personalities, Ozark is a councilman and hospital foundation board member, while Shipp is the owner of Shippwrecked. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, Shipp and Ozark will host a new live talk show, "Live Under the Big Sky with Haylie and Stan," every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 to 10 a.m. The live program will feature stories on various aspects of Valley County and northeast Montana. Topics will include updates f... Full story

  • Witkowski, Adams Attempt Jailbreak

    James Walling, The Courier|Aug 30, 2017

    The Valley County Detention Center was the scene of an attempted escape by inmates Jay Witkowski and Austin Adams on Aug. 25. Witkowski recently admitted to killing Evelynn Garcia of Glasgow on New Year’s Eve. Adams was originally booked on charges of criminal endangerment and custodial interference. Despite intense local and regional interest, the episode appears to have lasted less than 20 minutes, beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 24 and concluding with a visual confirmation on a facility monitor at 12:20 a.m. on Aug. 25. The inmates did n... Full story

  • Tire Shredder on Loan in Valley County Landfill

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Ted Jamba, Glasgow|Aug 30, 2017

    Charlottesville: I enjoyed [Tess Fahlgren's] OpEd in the Aug 23rd edition “Talking to Kids about Race” very much. Keep up the good work! -Ted Jamba, Glasgow...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dennis and Mary Honrud, Opheim|Aug 30, 2017

    Valley View: There were several interesting letters to the editor last week regarding the upcoming vote on supporting Valley View. While we agree that some assistance in funding the home is needed, we feel the committee is taking the easy way out. The bulk of the proposed need of $300,000 will fall on the shoulders of the county’s property owners. Those of us farming are already being pinched hard this year. The drought is causing a great deal of hurt, not only on farmers, but also on all the businesses that rely on the farmers’ spending. As...

  • Day to Day Kindnesses

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Aug 30, 2017

    Every once in a while, something happens that not only surprises you but brings you back to the realization of how blessed you are. It has become increasingly difficult over the past several years for me to take a shower because I’ve had to step into the bathtub in order to do so. I had figured out to use two small stools to get into and out of the bathtub. Several weeks ago, one of my sons came over to my house, tape measure in hand. When I asked him what he was doing, he told me he’d show me in a couple of minutes. He disappeared into the...

  • Bailing Out Valley View

    Georgie Kulczyk, Soapbox Souliquy|Aug 30, 2017

    Should the taxpayers support Valley View Home financially, or no? There have been some passionate and definitive statements regarding the topic. I was employed at Valley View Home for 27 years. I can assure you that this “fool” has first-hand knowledge of what happened there in recent years. I didn’t have to rely on what others told me because I was there. I experienced it. I can also assure you that none of the information that was fed to me came from any member of the board. They were noticeably absent in my final years of employment. That...

  • Moving From Farm to Town

    Helen DePuydt, Saco Stories|Aug 30, 2017

    It was 1936 when Mama made a very wise decision, moving lock, stock and barrel from our farm north 50 miles to the county seat, Malta, Mont. Mama related to me years later that during the winter of ‘35-36, our well ran dry and in the harsh winter, our cattle ran out of hay. Luckily, our grandpa and uncle, who lived on the adjourning farm, came to our rescue. When our widowed mother had her cows shipped to Chicago, the prices were so low that she received a bill to cover the cost of freight – no profit whatsoever! Our house was moved in as wel...

  • Handwriting and School Supplies

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Aug 30, 2017

    School has started for some, or is about to start for others. I have noticed lists of school supplies showing up in various stores, as well as in our Courier. If you have taken a few minutes to glance over these lists, you are probably amazed at what children need nowadays for school. First, one needs to realize that the suggested lists are for the year, so the amount of pencils per se are not quite so out of line. I am sure some of the young parents shopping for these items have questions as to the why some items are needed, etc., but for my...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Aug 30, 2017

    WEDNESDAY – AUG. 30 6-8 p.m. - St. Marie Volunteer Fire Department training. If you would be interested in joining the department, please call Chief Rob Esaias at 524-8113 or Assistant Chief August Aho at 363-9733. THURSDAY – AUG. 31 9:30 a.m. - The Nashua Community is invited to the Ladies’ Coffee Hour every Thursday at the Nashua Senior Center. 5:30 p.m. - Annual Birthday Party for all ladies born in 1940 at Dan’s (Taylor) Diner at 1134 Cherry Creek Street in Glasgow. To RSVP, call Diane Peterson at 263-8029 or Karen Grewe at 263-856... Full story

  • August 'Gus' Axtman

    Aug 30, 2017

    August "Gus" A. Axtman, 86, of Maddock, N.D., passed away at the St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey, N.D., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. He was born Sept. 11, 1930, to August E. and Barbara (Leboldus) Axtman in Selz, N.D. He went to a country school through the eighth grade, then continued his education at the Abbey in Richardton, N.D., graduating in 1950. He married Helen Keller on June 18, 1951, at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Selz. He had several occupations before he went to work at... Full story

  • Opal Buchanan

    Aug 30, 2017

    Opal Anna (Johnson) Buchanan of Helena, Mont., passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the age of 98. She was born Sept. 3, 1918, to D. Pearl Pontius and Louis J. Johnson in Frazer, Mont. She graduated from Frazer High School in 1937, and Northern Montana College in Havre in 1939. She met Harry Buchanan while working for room and board for his aunt and uncle in Havre. She taught in several country schools in Lothair, Hingham and Fairfield prior to their marriage on Nov. 18, 1945, after Harry... Full story

  • Scotties Compete at First XC Meet of Season

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Aug 30, 2017

    Results: Williston, N.D. Aug. 26 Girls Team scores: Minot, 19; Dickinson, 49; Glasgow, 124; Williston, 130; Stanley, 174. Emily Kolstad, 12th, 23:53.6 Brooke Westby, 22nd, 25:15.0 Alaina Sallee, 29th, 26:07.1 Lauren Padden, 30th, 26:07.4 Ali Cunningham, 31st, 26:16.8 Mattea Piersak, 48th, 32:59.5 Alexus Nistler, 50th, 37:04.6 Boys Team scores: New Town, 44; Williston, 45; Dickinson, 65; Glasgow, 90; Minot, 125; Watford City, 282. Ellis McKean, 7th, 18:28.6 Ike Braaten, 12th, 18:51.5 Merlin... Full story

  • Scotties Face Tough Competition in Choteau

    Lori Dailey, For the Courier|Aug 30, 2017

    Preseason is always such a learning experience for players and coaches alike. Take, for example, the Choteau tournament the GHS volleyball team attended Aug. 25 and 26. In two days, the girls played 24 games, 12 matches, coming out with a 5-7 record after competing against some of the top teams in the state. Over the course of the tournament, the Scotties faced off against four of the top six finishers: Choteau, Florence Carlton, Ennis and Shelby (who the Scotties actually beat twice on... Full story

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  • Flaten-Plouffe Make a "Splash" at the "Clash"

    Blake Gauer, For the Courier|Aug 30, 2017

    We couldn’t have asked for better conditions for the 2017 Catfish Clash, held in Williston, N.D., on Aug. 19, as 53 boats set out to conquer the Mighty Missouri. The Williston section always provides big fish and plenty of them. The days leading up to this year’s seventh-annual “Clash” were consistent and, in turn, it provided a bit of river stability that all anglers were able to enjoy. Weather on the day of the event was about as ideal as one could hope for. Air temperatures stuck in the mid 80s, storms stayed by the wayside, river flows (alt... Full story

  • Friday Night Lights 2017

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