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  • Fire Destroys Garage on Glasgow's Southside

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    A fire destroyed a garage at a southside Glasgow residence Wednesday, Aug. 29. The fire erupted at around midday and fire crews responded from the Glasgow Fire Department and Long Run Fire Department with a total of four engines, the command vehicle and 16 firefighters. According to Fire Chief Brandon Brunelle, the flames were contained mostly to the garage, no other structures were affected by the blaze, and no one was injured. The fire chief also reported that the cause of the fire is...

  • Gianforte Talks Issues with Local Leaders

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    In front of a rare sirloin steak (“It can’t be too rare” according to the Congressman) and a bottle of domestic beer, the U.S. Representative for Montana Greg Gianforte talked through key issues and policy priorities with local leaders that included Mayor Becky Erickson, County Commissioners John Fahlgren and Paul Tweten, Chief of Glasgow Police Brien Gault and candidate for Sheriff Tom Boyer, among others. In a fast-paced conversation riddled with interruptions, jokes and anecdotes, Gianforte keyed in on issues to include law enfor...

  • Saco Graduate Makes Medical Breakthrough for Alzheimer's

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    "Promise me, when you grow up, you'll use your brain instead of your back," a mother tells her daughter as they tiredly dig out a flooded ditch on the family farm. That daughter, Miranda (Yeska) Orr, followed her mother Carolyn's advice, and is now a VA research health scientist at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, faculty member of the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, faculty member with the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative...

  • Irle School 4th Graders Receive Free School Supplies

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    In a generous show of support for the community's future, Gloria and Paul Ashenbrener, who own the local McDonald's restaurant, reached out to the Irle School Parent-Teacher Organization in an effort to assist the group in supporting the teachers and students of Irle School. According to the PTO President Kim Turner, the Ashenbreners contacted the PTO and said they wanted to purchase school supplies for an entire grade. Following some discussion, Turner said that the group recommended the...

  • Tester Urges Army CoE to Work with City on Glasgow Flood Levee

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    U.S. Senator Jon Tester is pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take an active role to help return Glasgow’s flood levee back to active status. In a letter sent to Chief Engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers Lt. General Todd T. Semonite in August, Tester urged the Corps to provide leniency or financial support to help Glasgow meet these recommendations in a timely manner. “I respectfully ask you to consider any financial means necessary in order to help Glasgow meet the requirements set forth by the Army Corps of Engineers to ret...

  • Valley View Home Soaks in New Donation from FMDH Foundation

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    Valley View Home residents now have a more comfortable time getting bathed and employees have a much easier time in transporting the residents into the tub, thanks to a generous donation from the FMDH Foundation. In June, the FMDH Foundation Board of Directors voted to gift $23,800 to allow Valley View Home the ability to purchase a new bathtub for residents. Valley View Home's Administrator Wes Thompson, Director of Nursing Dana Nixdorf and Restorative Aide/CNA Kelsey Arnold requested help...

  • Setting the Record Straight on My Position on APR

    Mary Armstrong, Candidate for Valley County Commissioner|Sep 5, 2018

    Dear Editor, I am excited to be a candidate for Valley County Commissioner. The primary campaign was a very positive experience for me because of the great group of candidates who were all focused on how to serve Valley County in the best way possible. It is an honor to be selected by the voters to move onto the general election in November with Gilbert Mogan. In visiting with people across Valley County, I have learned that there is misinformation circulating about my position on the efforts by American Prairie Reserve (APR) to expand bison gr...

  • I Support the Chicken Ordinance

    Alyce Tracy, Glasgow, Mont.|Sep 5, 2018

    Dear Editor, I attended the city council meeting Aug. 20. Ordinance No. 959 was the topic for discourse. It stated, in part, to allow up to six Gallus gallus domesticus on a single family premise subject to the following requirements. The complete ordinance is at the city office. The hen house would be 10 feet from the public right-of-way, sidewalk or neighbors’ property line. It would be unlawful for hens to be a nuisance with odors or noise to any neighbor. Any hen running at large would be impounded. The house could not exceed 12 feet at i...

  • President Trump's Visit

    Marlene McVee, Glasgow, Mont.|Sep 5, 2018

    Dear Editor, President Trump coming to Montana. We need to honor the President of the United States. I have not always voted for every former President but have always believed we are told to pray for those in authority. In past years many of my family have been Democrats but have realized that they are no longer the FDR and Truman Democrats that once stood for the Christian values held by the founders of our country. Now they have moved so far left to campaign for socialism, supporting illegal immigrants and anti-Christian beliefs. I cannot...

  • Trade, Not Aid

    Gwendolyne Honrud, Community Commentary|Sep 5, 2018

    “Trade, not aid.” Pull up a random news article on the current trade dispute/war (wording depending on one’s personal bias) and you’ll most likely come across this refrain. Agricultural producers across the country continue to stress they want to see an end to the escalating tariffs and retaliations occurring between the U.S. and China, and the uncertainty posed by ongoing negotiations and delays with Canada and Mexico. Support for the administration remains high in red, farming communities, and optimism is currently winning over concern...

  • Welcome Back Students and Teachers!

    Michelle Bigelbach, Transplants Take|Sep 5, 2018

    It was a big day in Glasgow on Aug. 29, as parents hustled their students out of the door with all of the necessary school supplies, which will be key tools to help make them succeed. Parents got their cell phones out and ready to capture the beginning of another year, while teachers, who have already been hard at work preparing their classrooms, got back into the routine of executing lesson plans. After a long summer filled with vacations, lake time and time spent outdoors, students and teachers are starting another school year. The first...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Sep 5, 2018

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open for visitors Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For special appointments or events, call 406-228-8692. THURSDAY – SEPT. 6 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. - Free Breakfast Exchange presented by the SCORE Organization at the Cottonwood Inn conference room. All small business-minds are invited to attend. 9 – 11 a.m. - Social hour at the Nashua Senior Center. 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Red Cross Blood Drive at FMDH. FRIDAY – SEPT. 7 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. - Free Breakfast Exchange presented by the SCORE Organizatio... Full story

  • Taco Supper to Benefit Karl Johnson

    For the Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have their first Indian Taco Supper of the season, on Monday Sept. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It will be a benefit for Karl Johnson. There will be a freewill offering with all proceeds going to Johnson for medical expenses. Take-outs are available and everyone is welcome. Thrivent has provided supplemental funding.... Full story

  • Libertarian Elinor Swanson Visiting Glasgow

    For the Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    The libertarian candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Elinor Swanson will be hosting a Meet and Greet at the Elks Lodge in Glasgow from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, following a visit to Wolf Point earlier in the afternoon. These events are part of a strong, final push by the Swanson for Liberty campaign. She plans to visit more than 20 Montanan cities in the months leading up to the November election. Swanson is a Billings attorney, wife and mother of four whose campaign focuses on the federal debt and on individual rights and... Full story

  • USDA Announces Details of Trade Aid; Net Income Has Decreased

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    MICHELLE BIGELBACH THE COURIER On Aug. 27, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue provided details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to help farmers who have been affected by retaliation from foreign nations in response to recent trade deals. The current administration is working on free, fair and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help farmers compete. While these negotiations are occurring, President Trump requested Secretary Perdue to create a short-term relief strategy to protect...

  • The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    None of my plans for last week panned out. First off, while I had seriously contemplated dusting and vacuuming, Dennis decided we would make a run to town for various things on Monday. We headed down about noon. Two of the main things we wished to accomplish didn't happen, so they remain on our "to do" list. While having an early supper of Chinese on Front Street (we'd skipped lunch), we received a phone call from the Billings Clinic telling us an appointment had been made for the following...

  • Library Card Sign-up Month 2018

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    As students of Valley County head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn't cost a penny – it's a library card. This September, Glasgow City-County Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage people of all ages to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement, entertainment and lifelong learning. L...

  • Dorothy Alice Solberg

    Sep 5, 2018

    Dorothy Alice Solberg 91, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the Daniels Memorial Healthcare Center where she had been a resident since January. She was born on March 3, 1927, the first child to August and Carmel Devaurs in Merced, Calif. She was later joined by a sister, Dorris, and brother, August. She grew up in Merced, graduating from Merced High School in 1945. It was at a dance she met a young Army Air Corp pilot, Vern Solberg, from Montana. They were married at Luke AFB in...

  • Beverly Denise Komrosky

    Sep 5, 2018

    Beverly Denise Komrosky, 88, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Mont. Family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, at First Lutheran Church, in Glasgow, with Reverend Todd Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow with a luncheon following at Glasgow VFW Post 3107. She was born March 7, 1930, in Sheldon, N.D., to Hans and Rose... Full story

  • Legacy of Love:

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    First impressions of Shalynn Pedersen may be of a docile, unassuming teenager. At times, that may be true, but she also has athleticism and determination running through her veins. Her connection to sports can be traced back to her relationship with her uncle, Tyrel Shumway. Shumway, a 2010 GHS graduate, was an accomplished multi-sport athlete. In addition to being a part of a very successful Scottie football season, he also finished on top of his game as a state champion wrestler his senior yea...

  • Lady Scotties Fall to Simms in Chipper

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    The varsity Lady Scotties were on the road again for their second tournament of the season with games in Chinook Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The squad battled their way to the chipper on Saturday, but were unable to earn the win. To start the tournament, Glasgow lost to Chinook 30-24. "We played flat and moody," said head coach Somer Hoerster. Glasgow redeemed themselves with their next game against Cut Bank, as they overcame an eight-point deficit to earn the 30-26 win. The girls played well against...

  • Lady Mavs Struggle in Malta, Squeak Past Harlem, Fall to Scobey

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    The Lady Mavericks opened their volleyball season with two tough weekends. First, with a busy tournament in Malta on Aug. 25. Although the girls finished with some nice scores, they were unable to win a set for the day. According to head coach Charlene Wasson, the squad struggled at being aggressive at the net. "It was a hit and miss kind of thing," she explained. "We also struggled a bit to have real consistent passing." Following the games in Malta, Wasson said the team needed to focus more...

  • Braaten, McKean Lead Scotties at Billings Invitational

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    The Scottie cross country team was in Billings Aug. 31. With more than 300 varsity runners, it was likely the largest meet on the Scottie's schedule. With the number of competitors at the meet, the overall finishes by Ike Braaten and Wilson Overby were definitely impressive. Braaten led the boys with his 11th-place finish in 17:05.65, and Overby was right behind him in 13th place and a time of 17:08.71. For the girls, Iris McKean was the front-runner for the second week in a row. She finished 41...

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    Sep 5, 2018

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