Articles from the September 7, 2016 edition

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Former HLRC Director of Nursing Speaks Out

In a recent press release, Billings-based Health Management Services (HMS) announced that they would be reducing Malta’s Hi-Line Retirement Center (HLRC) from a nursing home to an assisted living center in coming months. HMS also manages... Full story


Bullock Unwilling to Debate in Northeast Montana

Governor Steve Bullock has declined an invitation from The Courier to debate in Northeast Montana, following a successful congressional debate between Congressman Ryan Zinke and challenger Denise Juneau held in nearby Frazer on Aug. 29. Bullock... Full story


Sam's Supper Club Closes Its Doors

We were saddened to learn that Sam’s Supper Club, the storied eatery on Hwy 2 near Reynold’s, has closed its doors. Just before press time, members of Sam’s staff confirmed that they had been informed about the loss of their jobs over the... Full story


A Salute to Saco

There was a lot of talk about the past at this year's Saco Fun Days. Former county commissioner Dave Pippin took us on an impromptu Fun Days tour after the parade on Sept. 3, pointing out properties o... Full story


Law Enforcement PSA

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind drivers using Hwy 117, between Nashua and Fort Peck, that they are required to follow posted instructions about pilot cars through areas currently under construction. Sheriff Glen Meier... Full story


Washington Man Charged In Valley County With Drug Offense

A 41-year old Lakewood, Washington man, Justin Hanson, has been charged in Valley County with criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and is being held in the Valley County jail. The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) executed a traffic stop Sept. 5 on... Full story


Rosendale and Lang Make Case at FES in Glasgow

Candidate for Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale, and Candidate for Montana Senate District 17 Mike Lang met with potential voters at Farm Equipment Sales in Glasgow on Sept 1. FES' General... Full story


Runners Place Well at Huge Billings XC Meet

The Scottie runners competed at the Billings Invitational held Sept. 2. With nearly 30 teams in attendance and hundreds of runners, the Scotties represented well. The varsity boys team had a strong... Full story


Scotties Fall to Glendive

It was a busy weekend for GHS volleyball and many noisy fans came out to celebrate the occasion. The Sept. 1 home opener against Class A Glendive showcased a lot of good competition, but in the end the Red Devils proved to be too much for the... Full story


Despite Hustle, Lady Mavs Lose to Harlem

VIRGIL VAUPEL COURIER CORRESPONDENT I was late getting to Saco for the volleyball match Sept. 1 so when I finally got there the games had begun. Here's what I saw: There were six young ladies on the... Full story


Gridiron Boys Defeat Glendive

It was a long night for the Scotties, but productive nonetheless. The Scotties traveled to Glendive on Sept. 2 for their second away-game of the season, and came home with the win. In a battle of two-point conversions, safeties, fumbles and penalties... Full story


Region 6 CAC to Meet at Fort Peck Hatchery

Montana FWPs’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery, located at 277 Montana Highway 117, just north of Fort Peck. The meeting is open to the public and will... Full story


On Patriotism

Several weeks ago, during the Olympic Games, a Facebook friend weighed in on the flap over Gabby Douglas’ mistake of not putting her hand over her heart during the playing of the National Anthem. He saw it as a “WAH!” lament for some unspoken... Full story


A Civil Debate

I commend Congressman Ryan Zinke and Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau on their civil debate earlier this week. At a time when it seems like politics is anything but cordial, I am filled with hope and impressed by the healthy civil... Full story


A Sense of Humor

Over the years I’ve learned that something we all need to have to get through our life’s journey is a sense of humor. Even when we hit some serious bumps on our path, it helps to have a good sense of humor to get past them. I grew up with a Dad w...


The Good Housekeeper

The thought came to my mind the other day just how much my generation’s lives were affected by our parents and grandparents. All of those crazy little things like ironing, even though we now have no-iron clothing, being aware of how much water we... Full story


The Thing About Water

Oh yeah, you see water all around the United States in our rivers, lakes and streams and think “How can we ever run out of drinking water?” Stay tuned and I’ll give you a tutorial on our diminishing water supply right after a word from our... Full story


Duane Allan Williams

Duane Allan Williams, 58, of Nashua, Mont., passed away at his home August 31, 2016. He was born March 7, 1958, in Warren, Pa., to Francis “Bub” and Elizabeth “Betty” Williams. He attended and graduated school in Warren, PA in 1976. He went...


Donald Ray Watson

Donald Ray Watson Donald Ray Watson, 79, went to meet the Range Boss on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. He passed peacefully at home. He was born on April 6, 1937, in Malta, Mont., to Ray and Laura Watson. He grew up on the family ranch in the Content...


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

THURSDAY – SEPT. 8 12 noon - The Valley County Senior Citizens’ annual picnic at Bundy Park in Glasgow. Meat will be provided, followed by a tour of the Pioneer Museum after the meal. In case of rain, the picnic will be held at the Senior Center... Full story


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