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  • Frazer School Places Second In Region For Montana Paint The State

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    On Aug. 29, the Montana Meth Project announced the winners of its Paint the State art contest, including three grand prize winners who will each receive $10,000. The Meth Project will award 44 statewide and regional prizes, totaling more than $100,000 to Paint the State artists. Frazer High School placed second in the region with their two phase painting on the local grain elevator on Highway 2 in Frazer. Under team leader Teresa Heil and artists Kalianna Blount, Angel Nelligan, Christopher Fox...

  • Tim Phillips Leads KLTZ/Mix 93

    Reece Hunsley, The Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    Glasgow native Tim Phillips, who has been at the local KLTZ/MIX-93 radio station for the past 31 years, bought the station last June after the former owner expressed interest in selling it. Over the past year he has been taking the opportunity to make the station his own. Inspired both by his love of music and the 1970s TV sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," Phillips joined the radio station staff in 1982, while he was still in high school. After graduating, he attended college and then worked at...

  • Hug Long And Hug Often

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    After being inspired by videos of people doing the event in bigger cities, Glasgow resident Brianna Leader stood in front of Soma Dis Deli on Aug. 29, to give and receive free hugs during the lunch hour. Wearing a blind fold for anonymity while giving and receiving, Leader stood with arms wide open for an hour while a poster hung beside her explaining the benefits of hugs. A person craves a hug 13 times throughout the day, while it takes 20 seconds for a hug to have medical healing properties....

  • Transit Employees Obtain Longevity Pay

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners met during regular session on Aug. 30, where they took action on the Transit Boards recommendation for longevity pay. The Transit Board recommended a longevity pay of $10 per pay period for one to two years of service; $15 per pay period for two+ to five years of service; $25 per pay period for five+ to 10 years of service; and $40 per pay period for anyone with over 10 years of service. During the meeting, Commissioner John Fahlgren amended the Board’s recommendation stating the employee must have worked d...

  • Glasgow's Feezell Takes Trip Of A Lifetime At Boys State

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    As Glasgow High School student Eli Feezell started his senior year, he has had quite the summer experiences to share. In addition to job shadowing at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in the lab, with his mom Michelle as a flight nurse and step-dad Stan Ozark at the radio station, Feezell also had the opportunity to be one of a few northeastern Montana representatives at Boys State at the beginning of July in Fort Harrison in Helena. American Legion Boy State is among the most respected and selec...

  • Medicare Advantage Supports Health Care for Rural Americans

    Sep 6, 2023

    Dear Editor, Health care policy is a perennially hot topic, and with good reason-it's about the welfare of the people and how the nation takes care of its most vulnerable. When it comes to health care, few programs have been as transformative as Medicare Advantage, a public-private initiative that provides high-quality, low-cost health care for seniors and people with disabilities. In health care, consumer choice is paramount. While original Medicare offers a one-size-fits-all model that might...

  • Healthy Bison, Healthy Grasslands

    Sep 6, 2023

    Dear Editor, It's been a busy and productive first-half of 2023 for our bison team at American Prairie. The biggest cause to celebrate has been the remarkable turn-around in range conditions thanks to the moisture that has fallen over Montana so far this year. In addition to greener pastures, our team is pleased to report several milestones regarding our bison herd. Healthy Herd This spring American Prairie welcomed 65 new bison to its herd. These bison originated from the Laramie Foothills herd...

  • Glasgow Scottie Upcoming Facilities Bond Tidbits

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    The election will be administered by the Valley County Election Administrator and will be a mail-ballot election. Ballots will be mailed out on Sept. 29 and must be returned by Oct. 17. Tidbit 1 What will the proposed $8.58 Million Dollar Facility Improvements Bond include? #1 – Replace the failed 80-year-old boiler at Glasgow High School to assure our students will have adequate heat in the winter months. #2 – Extensively repair damaged roofs at Glasgow High School and Glasgow Middle School to assure that we can keep the inside of our bui...

  • Tester And Daines Oppose Biden Administration's Staff Mandate For Rural Nursing Homes

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    Following the announcement on Sept. 1 that the Biden Administration is proposing a federal mandate dictating staffing levels at nursing homes, which would place an undue burden on rural and underserved facilities that are struggling with severe staffing shortages, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D) and U.S. Senator Daines (R) issued statements opposing the mandate. “At a time when rural states like Montana are experiencing challenging staffing shortages, it’s completely unacceptable for the Biden Administration to impose a one-size-fits-all sta...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Sep 6, 2023

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Thursday, Sept. 7 9 a.m. - 3 p...

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    For the Courier

    Veteran 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 Glasgow at the VA Clinic from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. They will also be in Malta on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. Veterans and family members that are unable to meet with a Veteran...

  • ORLC Taco Supper Sept. 18

    For the Courier

    Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have their first Indian Taco Supper of the season on Monday, Sept. 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to Emily Skyberg and her family to help defray medical costs. This is a free will offering. Take outs are available and everyone is welcome. Thrivent has provided supplemental funding....

  • Courtland 'Court' Kelsey III Services

    Sep 6, 2023

    Courtland “Court” Kelsey III passed away peacefully at 10:40 p.m. MST, on Friday, June 23, 2023, after a long illness. He will always be remembered for his charming personality, positivity, sense of humor, kindness, and generosity. He was anchored in his faith in Jehovah God and the Bible’s promises of a wonderful future for this earth- soon to be realized. (Ps. 37:10, 11) (Rev. 21:3-5). The memorial service will be held via Zoom Video conference on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. (Zoom Meeting ID 867 5306 4854, Passcode 835636, dial by your...

  • Elizabeth 'Betty' Ethel Funk Brandt

    Sep 6, 2023

    Elizabeth "Betty" Ethel Funk Brandt went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at Valley View Home, Glasgow, Mont., at the age of 98. Betty was born Jan. 24, 1925, to Ferdinand J. and Agatha Peters Funk at Hydro, Mont., six miles from the Canadian Border north of Chinook in Blaine County. Mom was saved when she was 13 on July 28, 1938, at Park Grove where Rev. Williams from California was holding a revival meeting. Mrs. Dyke and Mrs. Koslovshie (friend and Sunday...

  • Sharon Kay Berrisford

    Sep 6, 2023

    Sharon Kay (Peterson) Berrisford, age 79, of Glasgow, Mont., died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in Glasgow, Mont. Family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. Memorial services will be Friday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. at Bell Mortuary with Howard Pippin officiating. A reception will follow at VFW Post 3107 in Glasgow. She was born March 11, 1944, in Glasgow to George and Esther (Sunford) Peterson. Sharon received her educa...

  • Janice Mae Shipp

    Sep 6, 2023

    Janice Mae (Thiel) Shipp, 79, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, in Great Falls, Mont. Born Nov. 22, 1943, Janice was welcomed by her mother, Lucy (Duncan) Thiel, and father, Raymond Thiel Sr. Janice grew up in Sidney, Mont., on the family farm. She always loved country life. On Aug. 28, 1962, she married Lyle Shipp and together they spent their life in Glasgow, Mont., on their Rambling Acres Ranch, in the country, that they loved. Together, they welcomed three children, Alanna, of Great...

  • USDA Awards More than $1.3 Million in Grants to Lower Energy Costs and Advance Renewable Energy in Montana

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development in Montana State Director Kathleen Williams has announced awards of more than $1.3 million in grant funding to 35 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across Montana through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) so they could invest in renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. “These projects are part of one of the largest investments in history to foster a wider use of renewable energy. They benefit Montana’s agricultural producers and rural sma...

  • AG Knudsen To Federal Appeals Board: Overturn BLM's Illegal Bison Grazing Decision

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen called on a federal appeals board to overturn a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) final decision that rubber stamped a controversial and locally opposed change of use permit to allow bison grazing on several allotments in Phillips County. In an appeal filed Aug. 25, Attorney General Knudsen, who is the state’s chief legal officer, calls on the federal appeals board to overturn the BLM’s July 28, 2022 Notice of Final Decision authorizing American Prairie Reserve (APR) a general permit to graze in sev...

  • WHIP Grant Application Period Now Open

    FWP, For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    The annual application period for FWP’s Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) opened Friday, Sept. 1. WHIP is a grant funding program that focuses on large-scale restoration of high-priority wildlife habitats, on private and public land, through noxious weed management. Grant expenditures include herbicide, biocontrol and mechanical treatments, restoration seedings and grazing improvements. Awarded grants can be structured to provide funding for up to five years. Total available funding is $2 million annually; no single grant request c...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Aug. 31, show 172 cattle sold. Utility and commercial cows brought in $95 to $107.50; canner and cutter cows $80 to $95 and bulls $115 to $139.50. There will be no auction Thursday, Sept. 14. Monday, Sept. 18, is the last Northern Video Auction....

  • USDA NASS Wheat & Barley Survey Indicates Top Varietals for 2023

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    The 2023 Wheat and Barley Variety Survey report was released on Aug. 29 by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Mountain Regional Office. Funded by the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee (MWBC), this survey generates vital information to assist breeding programs around the state and beyond select varieties for seeding with the goal of increasing farm profitability. “In the Treasure State, one of the most impactful bottom-line decisions a wheat and barley farmer can make is varietal selection. There are hundreds of choices, e...

  • What Does It Cost Not To Have Life Insurance?

    Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    It’s probably not on your calendar, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And that means it’s a good time to become more aware of the benefits of having life insurance — and the dangers of not having it. Unfortunately, confusion about some of the basic elements of owning life insurance may be keeping people from getting the protection they need. More than half of uninsured Americans say they have put off purchasing coverage because they don’t know what to buy or how much they need, according to Life Happens and LIMRA, two nonprof...

  • Green Again

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    Editor's Note: This column was submitted for the week of Aug. 30. I’d mentioned a while ago that my multiple summer trips had left my lawn rather parched, with multiple brownish patches. I’ve now stayed home long enough to have kept the sprinkler going. Combine that with those few cooler days, with some natural rain and even fog up here, and the lawn is again green and fairly lush. Granted, it’s not springtime lush, when the snow is newly melted and we’ve enjoyed the spring rains. But for this time of year, I’m pretty happy with it. Dennis got...

  • We're Busy Laboring

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    Whose bright idea was it to schedule the holiday to honor the laborer right during farmers’ (our local laborers) busiest time of year? While everyone else gets a long weekend to celebrate, us farmers are laboring over our harvest. If you haven’t thought about it (or listened to farmers’ conversations), let me point out that this is our yearly paycheck time! We don’t get bi-weekly or monthly paychecks, this is all or nothing for the entire year until next harvest. We aren’t about to let the crops set in the fields an extra day (or three) in...

  • Law Enforcement Report

    Sep 6, 2023

    For the week of Aug. 21 to 27 there were 17 motor vehicle stops, five reports of loose dogs and four reports of loose livestock. Thursday, Aug. 17 2030 – A deputy reported a broken down vehicle on US 2 about three miles east of Hinsdale. They are working on it now and he is unable to stop as he is transporting a passenger. MHP advised that he would patrol the area. Friday, Aug. 18 0008 – Caller reported there was a man waiting at the train depot last night and tonight. The man is asking for a ride to the next bus depot. The male is outside now...

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