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  • Glasgow To Vote On School Bond Election

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    Glasgow voters have a big decision to make before ballots start arriving at the end of the month. The Glasgow School Board approved a bond election for voters on Aug. 8, asking voters to approve a $8,580,000 bond to pay for facility improvements in the district, including replacing the Glasgow High School track and football field with synthetic surfaces and amenities, replacing or repairing sections of the Glasgow High School roof and Glasgow Middle School roof, replacing a boiler at the Glasgow High School and if monies are available,...

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    Sep 13, 2023

  • Commissioners Support Questioning Of Mill Levy Process

    Michelle Bigebach, The Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    In response to growing concerns regarding property tax increases resulting from high residential reappraisals, in August Beaverhead County reached out to Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen seeking an opinion on the interpretation of laws related to property tax levies. This request is supported by the Montana Association of Counties (MACo), of which Valley County is a part of, demonstrating a unified concern amongst county officials across the state. The request seeks clarification on the calculation of statewide school equalization mills,...

  • Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Pledges $250,000 to Glasgow School District Bond Projects if Passed

    Kyla Burns, The Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) is pleased to announce a pledge of $250,000 to the Glasgow School District Bond Projects contingent upon the bond passing. If passed, the money would be donated towards the entirety of the projects listed on the Glasgow School District Bond ballot being mailed out Friday, Sept. 29. This commitment reflects FMDH’s dedication to caring for what matters most - the health and well-being of our community and its residents. As the leading healthcare provider in northeast Montana, FMDH understands the i...

  • St Raphael Community Comes Together To Build Grotto

    Sheila Vosen-Shorten, For the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    Fr. Jose Valliparambil, pastor of St. Raphael's Catholic Church, had a vision. Five years ago, in 2018, he asked Perry Shorten if he could build a grotto to honor Jesus' mother, Mary. He said, "Yes," and the masonry project located east of St. Raphael Parish Center, was begun. It was completed by Aug. 15 the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in time for dedication by the Most Reverend Bishop Michael Warfel. As you drive by the St. Raphael Church grounds on 3rd Avenue North...

  • Bundy Park Proposal Details

    Sep 13, 2023

    Dear Community, Over the last year, our nonprofit, Siding 45, has raised over $112,000 to build a skatepark in Glasgow. Half of those funds came from Jeff Ament's foundation Montana Pool Service, and we aim to take advantage of more opportunities to bring outside money into our community. Our next step is to find a location for the park, and we are hoping to build it in Bundy Park. This idea has not been confirmed but last month the city council decided to look into the technicalities and...

  • Next Legislative Session's Work Begins Now

    Sep 13, 2023

    Dear Editor, It's fairly common knowledge that Montana's legislative branch of government is a citizen legislature that only meets in session for 90 business days every two years. While true, those facts often lead to misconceptions about the real nature of legislators' work. In reality, the Legislature works year round. Being an effective legislator is much closer to full-time public service than a part-time job. Constituents regularly contact their elected representatives looking for...

  • Glasgow Scottie Upcoming Facilities Bond Tidbits

    Sep 13, 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...

  • Strep Throat Prevention Tips By Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital

    For the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    Strep throat is caused by the bacteria called Group A streptococcus. It is passed by contact with a person who has it, either by sharing straws or drinking cups/water bottles, being coughed or sneezed on, or kissing the person on the mouth. It is usually treatable with penicillin by shot or pill or other antibiotics if you have an allergy to penicillin. In some cases, there have been people who have needed a second round of antibiotics to completely treat it. Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) has had an increase of 50 percent in their...

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre Announces 55th Season Performances

    For the Courier

    The Fort Peck Summer Theatre proudly announces the below 2024 line up to celebrate their 55 seasons of live professional theatre. Season passes for 2024 will be available starting Friday, Nov. 24. Local auditions will be held in early spring. A variety of opportunities are available in all shows, especially the large cast of Joseph, plus two leading roles for kids in Bonnie and Clyde. The Sunshine Boys May 31 – June 9 Hurray! At last Neil Simon’s hit comedy will make its long awaited FPST debut, after being canceled just three days before openi...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Sep 13, 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. Fort Peck Interpretive Center w... Full story

  • Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl Weekend Kick-Off Event Scheduled In Havre

    FWP, For the Courier

    A free youth pheasant and waterfowl weekend kick-off event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Havre Trap Club for any youth aged 10 and older. Parents or other mentors planning to hunt with the youth are expected to attend as well. This event is planned ahead of the youth pheasant and waterfowl weekend of Sept. 23-24, which is open for properly licensed youth ages 10-15. The kick-off will include a barbecue “open house” for youth and their adult-hunting partners to learn about the youth bird-hunting weekend, ask ques...

  • VFW Post 3107 And Auxiliary Meeting Sept. 14

    For the Courier

    VFW Post 3107 and Auxiliary will hold their regular meetings Thursday, Sept. 14, the Auxiliary at 6 p.m. and the VFW at 7 p.m. Veterans Liaison for Senator Daines Mike Waters will be available to visit with veterans from 5:30 until 7 p.m. He is here to help veterans with issues that he can take back to Senator Daines to address in Congress. He also has contacts in the VA and may be able to help veterans get in contact with the VA worker that can give them answers. On the regular meeting agenda will be preparing for our first Steak Fry, Friday,...

  • Wild Bunch Visits Middle Of Nowhere

    For the Courier

    The “Wild Bunch Art Show” will be taking place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. There will be a wide variety of artwork at the “Hideout” at the Cottonwood Inn, Glasgow. Visitors to the show can expect to see high quality artwork that will please the eye and the heart. There will be landscapes, woodcarvings, glass art, paintings on rocks and agates, original jewelry, pottery, wildlife images, and images from the old west. Opening night will feature a gourmet buffet, sponsored by Ezzie’s Wholesale. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. on F...

  • 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.... Full story

  • Delores 'Dee' M. Johnson

    Sep 13, 2023

    Delores "Dee" M. (Engen) Johnson, age 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born May 13, 1943, in Fairview, Mont., to Gilbert and Dorothy Engen. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1961. Dee loved to sing and dance to her own tune. She lived a simple and uncomplicated life. Her life was her family. Anyone who knew Dee, knew that she was a woman not afraid to voice her opinion or speak her peace. Her loving husband, Slim Johnson... Full story

  • Chris R. 'Rick' Zeitner

    Sep 13, 2023

    Chris R. "Rick" Zeitner, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at Billings Clinic, in Billings, Mont. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave., Billings, Mont. He was the oldest of six boys and two girls born to Chris and Gladys (Lewis) Zeitner. Born May 11, 1943, in Tacoma, Wash., where his father was stationed at McChord Army Air Base. Before assignment in the Aleutian Islands, he returned with his mother to her hometown of O... Full story

  • Arthur Allen Arnold

    Sep 13, 2023

    Arthur Allen Arnold passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, surrounded by members of his family in Albany, N.Y. Fue to unforeseen circumstances, the family receiving friends will not be held at Bell Mortuary on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. but will be held instead at his home at 429 Wisconsin Street, in Hinsdale from 5 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 15, at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until services start at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church. Burial... Full story

  • Nile Merit Heifer Class Of 2024 Includes Mix, Of Glasgow

    For the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    Congratulations to these young men and women! They will receive heifers from their gracious donors this fall. After a year of monthly reports, monthly meetings with industry professionals, breeding the heifers, and completion of other requirements these recipients will show at the 2024 NILE and then take full ownership of their heifers. We’re excited to see young people interested in agriculture, and especially the beef cattle industry! Recipient Name — Donor Emmah Mix of Glasgow, Mont. — Walborn Cattle Company of Hardin, Mont. Olivia Corma...

  • National Farm Safety and Health Week Sept. 17 - 23

    For the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    Agriculture continues to rank as one of the most dangerous sectors in this country. according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s dates are September 17-23, with the theme “No One Can Take Your Place.” Priority populations in agriculture take center stage for this year’s National Farm Safety and Health Week. Farms and ranches are a wonderful place for children to grow up, but we all have a role in keeping youth safe while t...

  • BLM Missouri Basin Resource Advisory Council Meeting Set for Miles City On Sept. 18, 19

    For the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    The Bureau of Land Management Missouri Basin Resource Advisory Council will meet Monday, Sept. 18, and Tuesday, Sept. 19, for their regular business meeting. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the BLM office located at 111 Garryowen Road in Miles City. Start times are 10 a.m. on Sept. 18 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 19. To accommodate broader participation, the meetings will provide both in-person and virtual attendance options. Individuals that prefer to participate virtually must contact a resource advisory council coordinator by...

  • Rain Delays

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    The wheat harvest has been on hold for the past week. We'd had rain on the Monday of Labor Day weekend, which prevented our continued laboring. (We slept most of that day, catching up.) It rained again the next weekend, further delaying our returning to labor with a combine. The rain delays did not stop the harvesting in my garden. It did cause several of my cherry tomatoes to burst open upon picking, such that they had to be discarded. The ones that hadn't burst open were taken to the banquet...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Sep 13, 2023

    1 Years Ago: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 Garret Godwin's Eagle Scout project has brightened up the south side of Glasgow. He recruited volunteers to spread out Saturday and repaint fire hydrants. He heard at a City Council meeting that some faded hydrants were difficult to find, so it seemed like a worthy public service project to make them shine again. After a public hearing on Sept. 16, the Glasgow City Council proceeded with its proposed water rate increase of $5 per month, effective in Novemb...

  • Glasgow City Council Yard Of The Week

    For the Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    The Glasgow City Council has awarded Gwen Winderl, 425 2nd Ave N., as the Yard Of The Week for the week of Sept. 3. She received $25 in Chamber Big Bucks, sponsored each week in the summer by the Glasgow City Council....

  • Scottie Volleyball Picks Up Two Conference Wins

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    Glasgow's volleyball team picked up two more wins this past week to improve their record to 3-0 in conference play. The Malta M-ettes took the Scotties to five sets but Glasgow took the win 22-25, 25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 15-13 on the road Sept. 7. Glasgow hosted the Harlem Wildcats Sept. 9 and swept them 25-15, 25-20, 25-11. "The Malta match was a battle, which is to be expected for most [of] our matches this year: the conference is very even!" said head coach Brooke Martin. "Harlem was a shorter...

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