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  • Former Ambassador Baucus Talks China, Trade with the Courier

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    In light of the ongoing trade dispute with China, the Courier arranged an interview with former Ambassador to China and Senator from Montana, Max Baucus. This interview was conducted an the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept, 4, the day federal aid became available to farmers impacted by the trade dispute. Max Baucus served as ambassador to China from February, 2014, through January, 2017, when the new administration installed their own appointment, which had him in China during the presidential...

  • Glasgow Middle School Students Learn All About Health

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    In its inaugural year, Glasgow Middle School students participated in a health fair on Sept. 5, where they learned about various health topics such as mental health, healthy eating, immunizations, positive body image and underage drinking. Organized by Keenan Kuckler, who is a third-year medical student from the University of Washington, School of Medicine and training in the Glasgow Clinic, there were a total of nine booths students rotated through including the Valley County Health...

  • Glasgow Man Gets 60 Years in Rape Case

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    Niko Jondahl, 20 of Glasgow, received a sentence of 60 years with 45 deferred Sept. 4, from District Judge Yvonne Laird after being convicted of sexual intercourse without consent. According to charging documents, Jondahl had sex with a 13-year-old girl at his residence in Glasgow last April. According to County Attorney Dylan Jensen, Jondahl will likely be eligible for parole after four years at the state penitentiary and after completing the first phase of sex offender training. He will also be required to register as a level one sex...

  • Valley View Home Completes State Survey

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    Valley View Home Administrator Wes Thompson informed the Courier that the skilled-nursing facility passed a state survey with only ten tags none of which exceeded the ‘moderate’ review category for the state. According to Thompson, the state’s average number of tags are between 17 to 25, and represent the observations of the survey team that indicate things that need fixed. According to Thompson, tags range from the most severe infractions called “immediate jeopardies” to less serious “immediate fixes” to “moderate fixes” and finishing with th...

  • West Nile Virus Confirmed in Valley County

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    A Valley County resident in their 80s was recently diagnosed with the West Nile Virus (WNV), becoming the first confirmed human case in Valley County this season, announced the Valley County Health Department on Aug. 28. This case is one of currently 21 confirmed cases of the virus throughout the state, which has also appeared in Blaine, Carbon, Cascade, Lewis and Clark, McCone, Roosevelt and Toole Counties. On Aug. 29, Riverstone Health and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services also reported the first human death this...

  • In Honor of Those Who Gave All on September 11, 2001

    Sep 12, 2018

    Jeron Wesen of the Glasgow Fire Department looks on as Engine 5 of the GFD presents the National Colors on Sept. 11, 2018 at half mast. The presentation was in honor of the victims and heroes who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. The Glasgow Fire Department's Engine 5 was one of the many New York fire engines to respond on that fateful day and in the aftermath that ensued. The City of Glasgow purchased the engine which now serves the people...

  • For Clerk of the Supreme Court

    Dylan Jensen, Glasgow, Mont.|Sep 12, 2018

    Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Rex Rank as candidate for Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court. The office Rex seeks plays an important role in the licensure of attorneys in the State of Montana and maintaining records attendant to pending matters before the Supreme Court, as well as ensuring those records (when allowed by law) are available to all Montana constituents. The Clerk of the Supreme Court is also an office rarely thought about by Montana electors and, as a result, votes are often cast based upon party affiliation...

  • To the Volunteers of the Glasgow Fire Department

    Mayor Becky Erickson, Glasgow, Mont.|Sep 12, 2018

    Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department, Valley County Long Run Fire Department, Valley County Sheriff’s Office, and Glasgow Police Department for their immediate response in addressing the gas leak on Glasgow’s northside. On Monday, Sept. 3, starting at 11 p.m.,. four city blocks were evacuated due to the concern of the potential damage the gas leak could have caused to the surrounding homes and residents. This ended around 2 a.m. when the scene was cleared and they determined it was safe for residents to ret...

  • Changing Veterans' Issues

    Gwendolyne Honrud, Community Commentary|Sep 12, 2018

    While watching video of Matt Rosendale’s recent rally in Billings, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed, though not for the reasons I had expected. Rosendale, who is campaigning to represent Montana, spoke only briefly, while the President took center stage for most of the event. Understanding that rallies are an attempt to drum up enthusiasm for candidates, and not a venue for policy wonks like myself, I still expected a bit more focus on issues important to Montana rather than what I perceived to be generic campaign promises from the can...

  • In Search of the History

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Sep 12, 2018

    When reading a past issue of the Courier I commented on the photo on the Courier Memories page of the Northeast Montana Fair, date unknown. My comment was on the attire of the audience. Many men wearing suits and ties and all of the hats worn by the females in the group. It has been many a year since that picture was taken. I can’t picture many of our present-day fairgoers in that attire. Now my husband’s comment was a completely different nature, something like this was not the Northeast Montana Fair. We are definitely not on the same wav...

  • Harvest of Years Past

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Sep 12, 2018

    Another year, another harvest. Hopefully it was a good crop year. Watching combine operators unload wheat into trucks, I’m reminded of harvests of years ago. Now, so many farms are five and six times bigger than when we farmed. At that time it wasn’t very often you saw anyone but family working the land. Everyone pitched in to clean out the grain bins to get ready for the new crop coming in. The largest bin we had held 7,500 bushels of grain. Looking at that bin after it was built I was struck by the thought of how big it was. And hoping our...

  • "Homes & Honky Tonks"

    For the Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be hosting a Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program “Homes & Honky Tonks: Post WWII Women in Country Music” with Almeda Bradshaw on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. For working class country folk, honky tonk music became their voice of loneliness and alienation as men and women coped with the stress and adjustments of life after the atomic bomb. The 1950s suburban conformity, meant to help normalize the family unit, only contributed to feelings of victimization of both sexes. The program will examine how...

  • Fort Peck Highway Cleanup Scheduled

    For the Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Fort Peck Senior Citizens will have their fall highway cleanup. For all those interested, meet at the Fish Hatchery at 10 a.m. for cleanup. Following that, lunch will be served at noon at the Fish Hatchery. All seniors are welcome to come and help....

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Sep 12, 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. WEDNESDAY – SEPT. 12 5 p.m.- Opheim Regular Board Meeting at Opheim School. 5:30 p.m. -Christ Servants Inspired (CSI) at First Lutheran Church kicks off new year. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 6 p.m. Contact Michelle or Monica 228-4862 with questions. 6 – 7 p.m. - Libertarian Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Elinor Swanson Meet and Greet at the Elk’s Lodge...

  • FWP Advisory Council Meets Sept. 20

    For the Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Fort Peck Multispecies Fish Hatchery in Fort Peck. The meeting is open to the public and will include wildlife, fisheries, communication-education and law enforcement updates from FWP and a roundtable discussion with CAC members. Each of FWP’s seven administrative regions has a volunteer CAC to help guide policies and programs. The Region 6 group meets three times a year. FWP ensures that its meetings are...

  • Range and Pasture Noxious Weed Management Tour

    Shelley Mills, For the Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    Please join the Valley County Weed District and MSU Extension on Saturday, Sept. 22, for a Range and Pasture Noxious Weed Management Tour. The tour starts at Stoughie’s in Hinsdale at 1 p.m. with MSU Extension Agent Shelley Mills starting the program with a discussion of transportation of noxious weeds in hay and the Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage program. Attendees will carpool or ride a bus to the first stop, south of Hinsdale, to look at spotted knapweed infestations and listen to Steve Saunders, from Bridger AgVentures, LLC., discuss m...

  • Veterans Support Workshop

    For the Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    The First Lutheran Church will be hosting an interactive veterans support workshop on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Four major topics will be covered including military culture and wounds of war, pastoral care with veterans and their families, mental health services and referrals as well as building community partnerships. The event will be facilitated by Ken DuVall, a retired Montana Army National Guard chaplain and recently retired Lutheran paster with over 30 years of service in each role. Research indicates the stigma...

  • Middle of Nowhere BBQ Cook-off Success

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    The inaugural "Middle of Nowhere" BBQ Cook-off took place in the Elks parking lot this past Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8. Twelve teams gathered to in an attempt to take home the Grand Champion prize. The high turn-out of locals at a first-year event can be credited to the superb organization skills of Zak Peterson, who took charge of bringing the new event to Glasgow. Judging followed strict guidelines as Peterson hopes to achieve a sanctioned status, bringing more recognition and...

  • Living in a Mess

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    Another week has passed me by, and I still haven't been able to do any housework. In fact, it's gotten to the point that once I do find the time I won't know where to start. Does anyone else face this? It seems as though everything needs to be done at once, and so it's easier to put it all off even longer. There are so many other things I'd rather be doing. What I really need is a self-cleaning house - or a maid. We should finish our wheat harvest today, Monday. Do you think I'll be tackling...

  • William "Bill" Hugh Nyby

    Sep 12, 2018

    William "Bill" Hugh Nyby, 65, passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. He was born to Kenneth and Lois Jean (Snively) Nyby on Aug. 25, 1953, in Plentywood, Mont. He was the first born with four siblings to follow, Bob, Bruce, Donna, and Daryl. Bill was always there to hover over his siblings whether they wanted him to or not. Baseball was a central focal point in Bill's upbringing, starting with playing with the neighbor boys, to the Big Muddy Little League, to Grenora Legion, to the Eastern...

  • Wilfred 'Freddie' Sergent (Santa Fred)

    Sep 12, 2018

    On the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at the age of 77, Freddie Sergent passed away peacefully of natural causes in Helena, Mont. He was born in Glasgow, Mont., on July 25, 1941. He was the youngest of nine children born to Benjamin and Delilah Sergent. After attending school in Glasgow, he joined the Army in August, 1958, where he was recognized as an Expert-Carbine and also completed his GED. He reached the rank of Pfc E3 (T). After leaving the service, he enjoyed a rich life full of...

  • Kenneth Ray Holt

    Sep 12, 2018

    Kenneth Ray Holt, 75, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at his home. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday Sept. 15, at Hi-Line Funeral Services, 310 South Dell Lane, Havre, Mont. He was preceded in death by his parents, Laura Mae and Dolphus Ray Holt; step-father Joe Grochala; one aunt Bellma McBride; one niece Terry; and one grandson, Douglas. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Darlene, of Havre; five children, Jeania Stiles, of Havre, JoAnn (George) Zeiger, of Glasgow, Joe Holt, of Malta, Mont.,...

  • Scottie Grinders Down Wildcats 50 - 6,

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    Glasgow 50, Harlem 6 The Glasgow Scotties defeated the Harlem Wildcats 50-6 in their first home game of the season Sept. 7, in a reversal from their season opener. Glasgow's head football coach Pat Barnett said the game went well if not for a rocky initial start in the first quarter. "The first quarter was rough, because both teams played well," said Barnett, adding that mistakes and penalties added to the issues early on, "We had mistakes like fumbles right on the goal line and correctable...

  • Lady Scotties Defeat M-Ettes in Five Sets

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    The Lady Scotties took on the Malta M-Ettes at home Sept. 6. There was a sizable fan base on hand for both teams and the atmosphere reeked of competitiveness. Glasgow fell to the M-Ettes 21-25 in the first set, but bounced back to defeat their opponent in the next two sets, 25-19 and 25-22. The Malta squad didn't go down without a fight, however, winning the next set 25-20 and forcing a game five. The Lady Scotties dug deep to win the final game, 16-14. For the Scotties, sophomore setter,...

  • Glasgow Runners Go One-Two in Malta

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Sep 12, 2018

    The Scottie cross country squad traveled to Malta for their annual meet on Sept. 8. The event was held at the golf course just south of town and featured teams from northcentral and northeastern Montana. The Scottie girls' team claimed the top spot with their win over Havre, Malta and Poplar. The boys placed second just behind Havre. Iris McKean led the Lady Scotties with her overall finish of third place. Emily Kolstad and Ali Cunningham followed in fifth- and sixth-place. Team Scores Varsity...

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