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  • Give Us S'more BBQ

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    Smoke was in the air but this time the source was easy enough to locate – the array of BBQ grills in the parking lot across from the Glasgow Elks. The smoke mixed with the sweet and savory aroma of BBQ sauce set many a locals mind at ease and their stomachs a growl. Any risk of fire was easily negated by the mouths watering. A number of chefs and enthusiasts set up camp in the lot eager for a chance to win the 4th Annual Glasgow Elks "Middle of Nowhere" BBQ Cook-Off. Those chances were up to...

  • Glasgow City-County Library Receives Major Upgrades

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    *Editor's Note - This Article Has Been Updated With record high temperatures these past few weeks, the Glasgow City-County Library is thankful for some much needed upgrades that occurred over the summer months. As a result of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, the building was able to get an upgraded HVAC/air conditioning system while their operating budget allowed the upgrade of their facade. The HVAC/air conditioning system project started at the beginning of July, replacing the previous units that were in the building since at...

  • National Assisted Living Week

    For the Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    National Assisted Living Week is this week, Sept. 11 through 17, so it was only fitting that Prairie Ridge Village was chosen as the Yard of the Week by the Glasgow City Council. The facility wins $25 in Chamber Big Bucks, compliments of the City Council, and will proudly display the sign all week. Assisted living communities where Montana residents live are so much more than just that. They are places where caregivers, residents, family members, and communities come together as an extended...

  • In Response To Damien Austin's Letter In Aug. 31 Issue

    Sep 14, 2022

    Dear Editor, 1. Federal approval to graze public lands was established many years ago, but was limited to production of domestic cattle, not bison. 2. Why is the Federal Government allowing grazing privileges for your bison? The return of bison to eastern Montana is American Prairie's vision. Your vision is not shared by many who live and work in the area you seek to change. 3. I don't know what laws you claim support your vision. (see comment number 1) 4. Finally, you specifically call your...

  • Cooper Located In NE Montana

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    Natalie Cooper, 15, of Glasgow, who was listed in the Missing Persons Database earlier this month, was located in northeast Montana on Sept. 7. The Valley County Sheriff’s Office stresses the situation is not related to an abduction nor is her disappearance related to a public safety issue. The Glasgow Police Department are still investigating the two attempted abductions that occurred in Glasgow on Aug. 19 and Aug. 24. Both the GPD and VCSO stress talking to your children about stranger danger, teach children who their trusted adults are...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Event in the Area

    Sep 14, 2022

    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 hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center will be open four days over each weekend in September: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day of regular open business hours will be Sept. 26. Through the winter, people can coordinate with staff to visit... Full story

  • Homeless For A Night 2022

    For the Courier|ERROR

    On any given night, there are over 326,000 homeless people in the U.S., according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is down from 2020. Part of the reason is that due to COVID-19 they did not survey all unsheltered homeless communities. Most people are spending the night either in homeless shelters or in some sort of short-term transitional housing. One quarter of homeless people are children. Tens of thousands are veterans. Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness. Many people are homeless because... Full story

  • Glasgow High School Educational Trust Announces Policy Change and Recent Awards

    For the Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    At a recent meeting, the trustees of the Glasgow High School Educational Trust made a significant change in one aspect of its eligibility requirements, effective immediately. Previously, Glasgow High School graduates must have completed one-fourth of the course requirements for a two-year degree or certificate or one year of a four-year degree, either online or on campus, through an accredited college or trade school following their graduation from GHS to be eligible for financial aid from the trust. Dual enrollment courses students may have...

  • Community Program: Medicare 101

    For the Courier|ERROR

    Just turned 65 or close to turning 65? Understand Medicare Now! Free community program Medicare 101 will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m., at the Glasgow Senior Center, 328 4th Ave. S., Glasgow. A soup supper will be provided. Come and learn how to get Medicare, important deadlines, avoiding penalties, working after you are eligible for Medicare, how to enroll in prescription drug coverage, assistance with paying Medicare cost shares. Also covered will be protect, detect, and report Medicare fraud. Additional resources for seniors and much... Full story

  • Harley "Butch" Weston Blatter

    Sep 14, 2022

    Harley Weston Blatter, known to all as Butch, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. A memorial service will be Friday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Mont. Burial with military honors will follow at Highland Cemetery, Glasgow. A reception will be held at the Glasgow Elks following the burial. Born June 5, 1946, to Cleo and Beryl Blatter, Butch was the sixth of seven children. He and his siblings were raised in Glasgow. From a young age, Butch had strong work ethic,... Full story

  • Emitt Duane Northup

    Sep 14, 2022

    "I have lived a full and wonderful life." Emitt Emitt Duane Northup was born 26 June 1945, to Simeon Emitt and Ila Slattum Northup, in Glasgow, Mont. He was promoted to happy big brother two years later when Daryl Dean was born. He became a caregiver very young and that became an ingrained part of his personality. He loved helping friends and family and knew how to do everything! Emitt and Terry Pugh married 19 September 1967, and began building their family - welcoming Adam, Holly and Casey and... Full story

  • Thelma Jane Bjorklund

    Sep 14, 2022

    Thelma Jane Bjorklund, age 87, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away at Valley View Home on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, with Pastor Scott Keihn officiating. Burial will be private. There will be a reception following the service at Sam and Jeff's in Glasgow. She was born on Feb. 8, 1935, to Ingvald and Magda (Hartvikson) Leraas. Thelma's early years were spent on the farm north of Nashua, Mont., with her older sister Donna... Full story

  • George Wright

    Sep 14, 2022

    George Wright, 99, of Laurel, Mont., formerly of Hinsdale, Mont., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Billings, Mont. He was born June 14, 1923, in Hinsdale to Nelson and Faye (Phillips) Wright. George married Vivian Barnard on Nov. 8, 1942, in Glasgow, Mont. He joined the Army in 1943 serving in World War II on the Pacific Front with The Red Arrow Division. He was honorably discharged Dec. 17, 1945. The family lived in Seattle, Wash., and in Bozeman, Mont., from 1945 to 1949, before moving... Full story

  • Pamela D. Linn

    Sep 14, 2022

    Pamela D. Linn, 88, Saco, Mont., peacefully went home to be with Orlie. A gathering in her memory will be held at the IOOF Hall in Saco at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 17. Pamela was born Feb. 6, 1934, to Florence Matson and Dann Garrison. In 1951, she graduated from Saco High School and married Orlie Linn. Pamela loved ranch life, everything from bunching hay, driving the truck to feeding cows to riding horseback to move the cows. She was often found working in the yard or tending to her garden.... Full story

  • But Is It Art?

    Richard Noble, For the Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    But Is It Art? Artificial intelligence, as I’ve written in the past, is an exciting and powerful means of computers completing tasks which would previously have been impossible or too time consuming to be justifiable. Another more recently popular use for AI is the generation of images from simple text prompts. Say you’d like an AI’s idea of how a cat looks, you’d program it to analyze a set of photos of actual cats, then return what it thinks is the most accurate rendition based on that data. In the early days, this produced results...

  • Fall Garden Chores

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    As much as I hate to see summer go, it’s going to. I can’t stop it. And so it’s definitely time to be thinking of clearing up the garden. I’ve been pulling all the dead and dying vegetation. That mostly consists of flowers past their prime, plus the dill and cilantro that’s gone to seed. I’ve pinched off dead marigold blossoms and scattered them around my “volunteer flower” section. This is the area that is almost constantly shaded by the big tree on the southeast corner of the garden. There are many flowers I didn’t plant....

  • Should You Stick With Index-Based Investments?

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    You may have heard that you can simplify your investment strategy just by owning index-based or passive investments. But is this a good idea? You’ll want to consider the different aspects of this type of investment style. To begin with, an index-based investment is a vehicle such as a mutual fund or an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that mimics the performance of a market benchmark, or index — the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and so on. (An ETF is similar to a mutual fund in that it holds a variety of investments but differs in...

  • Scotties Make It Five In A Row Over Baker Win 18-6 on the road

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    This article has been corrected to reflect that Toryn Richards led the Scotties in rushing yards. The Courier apologizes for the mistake. The Scottie gridiron gang made it five-in-a-row over the Spartans Sept. 9, spoiling Baker's homecoming night with an 18-6 win. Glasgow now leads the all-time series 15-13. Glasgow's defense came through strong in the win. The Scotties kept the Spartans off the scoreboard until the final minutes of the game. Assistant coach Sam Tedrow said, "We preached...

  • Glasgow Volleyball Splits Weekend Matches

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    Glasgow's volleyball team hosted their team opener Sept. 9 against Hi-Line rivals the Malta M-ettes. The Scotties dropped their match in four sets, 25-13, 22-25, 16-25, 22-25. They rebounded Sept. 10 with a sweep in Harlem, 25-13, 25-8, 25-15. The Scotties started strong at home with a decisive first game victory but as small mistakes piled up, they found themselves on the wrong side of the final decision. Glasgow racked up 10 aces in the match, led by Daley Aune with six. Aune also led in...

  • Baker and Larsen Win in Havre

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    Reed Larsen and Tanae Baker ran away with the number one positions at the Havre Invitational Sept. 10 while leading the boys and girls teams, respectively, to second place finishes. Baker took first in the girls race with a time of 19:30.50, outpacing 52 other runners. "Couldn't have picked any nicer weather to run in at the Havre meet," said the Scottie sophomore. She added with a reference to her setback at the Scottie red and white 1-mile opener, "Going into the race I felt physically and...

  • Cross Country

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    FRAZER The Frazer girls cross country team raced to a fourth place finish at the Scobey Invitational Sept. 9. The team scored 44 points, coming in behind Scobey, 11; Circle, 17 and Culbertson, 29. Alyssa Toce Blount led the team with a top ten placing, running a 26:24.50. Angel Nelligan ran a 27:21.69 for 16th place. Shakira Beston finished in 18th place with a time of 27:51.12. Isabelle Even finished right behind her in 19th place with a 28:00.63 time. Due to an inputting error, time and...

  • Volleyball

    Gwendolyne Honrud and Charlene Wasson, The Courier and For the Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    FRAZER Frazer fell to Nashua in volleyball in three sets, 17-25, 11-25, 14-25, in Nashua Sept. 9. Head coach Cody Larson expressed excitement over his volleyball squad. “We are competing again and that’s all a coach could ask for.” Frazer travels to Froid Friday, Sept. 16, for a 5 p.m. match. Saturday, Sept. 17, they host Savage with games scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. LUSTRE CHRISTIAN Lustre Christian played Brockton Sept. 6 on the volleyball court, securing a victory in four sets. The Lions defeated the Warriors 25-23, 25-6, 14-25,...

  • Glasgow Middle School Sports

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 14, 2022

    Volleyball Glasgow Middle School sent their seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams to the Malta Jamboree Sept. 10. The seventh graders split with the Malta seventh graders, 21-25, 25-20. They defeated Harlem 25-19, 25-22. The eighth grade White team beat Harlem 2 18-25, 25-14, 10-8 and lost to Scobey 25-8, 22-25, 8-10. Glasgow's eighth grade Red team beat Poplar 25-12, 25-15 and defeated Harlem 19-25, 25-13, 13-5. Glasgow's teams will attend the Scobey Jamboree Saturday, Sept. 17. Football...

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  • Youth pheasant and waterfowl weekend kick-off event scheduled in Glasgow

    Fish Wildlife and Parks|Sep 14, 2022

    A free youth pheasant and waterfowl weekend kick-off event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Glasgow 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 ahead of the youth pheasant and waterfowl weekend of Sept. 24-25, which is open for properly licensed youth ages 10-15. The kick-off will include a barbeque “open house” for youth and their adult-hunting partners to learn about the youth bird-hunting weekend, ask...

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