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  • Rediscovering the Corps

    James Walling, The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    Former Valley County commissioner Dave Pippin asked the following question in Part III of our series on APR plans for bison release in the region: "Has there ever been a study done to evaluate the ability of the rangeland in this region to support a year-round bison herd of the size you propose in terms of winter feed and water?" APR representatives answered Pippin with reference to, "substantial anecdotal evidence from Indian oral traditions, journals of trappers, the writings of Lewis & Clark...

  • Sep 16, 2015

    Classifieds for the week of Sept. 16, 2015....  Website

  • GHS Senior in the Running for National Merit Scholarship

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Zach Miller, a GHS senior, has been announced as a semi-finalist and could advance as a finalist if certain requirements are fulfilled. What makes this accomplishment extraordinary, according to GHS principal Shawnda Zahara-Harris, is that only 52 of the approximate 16,000 semi-finalists are Montana students. Of those 52, only two are...

  • City Government Tables Talks on Fire Truck Funding, Hires New Attorney

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    Fifty-plus Glasgow citizens packed into the city chamber room at the Recreation Department on Sept. 8, eager to speak their mind at the City Council meeting at which they knew the summer’s landmark issue would be decided. For months, the councilpersons had debated Resolution No. 1986, the motion to provide funding for the purchase of a used Quint fire truck. For months, Firefighter/EMT Brandon Brunelle had presented the reasoning behind his department’s need, outlining in detail the declining state of its old truck and spelling out the procedur...

  • Commissioners Approve County Budget

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    The Board of County Commissioners approved an estimated $10 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year on Wed., Sept. 9. Of that total, 40 percent will come from taxes, while the remaining 60 will arrive via government Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) on federal land, various grants, and and miscellaneous fines and fees, per Chairman Bruce Peterson. The increase from 2014-15 budget, Peterson notes, will be covered through “cash carryover, for lack of a better term.” Because the county does not collect taxes until some five months into its cal...

  • High School Rodeo

    Sep 16, 2015

    GHS sophomore Randi Klind competes in this year's High School Rodeo at the Glasgow Fairgrounds.... Full story

  • Barbara A. Pipe

    Sep 16, 2015

    Barbara A. (Taddonio) Pipe passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, in Glasgow, Mont., at the age of 80. She was born May 25, 1935, in Watertown, N.Y., to Pauline (Bergevin) and Joseph Talio Taddonio. She came to Montana after marrying Jack H. Morehouse on Jan. 3, 1953. To this union four children were born. She worked as a counselor and director for the State of Montana Chemical Dependency Program for 23 years until retiring in May of 1997. Survivors include four children, Keith Joseph Morehouse...

  • Nelson E. 'Jack' Corscadden

    Sep 16, 2015

    Nelson E. "Jack" Corscadden passed away of natural causes at his home in beautiful Paradise Valley, Mont. He peacefully closed his eyes and fell to rest on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, with family and friends by his side. A memorial service is planned for Glasgow at a later date, and a full obituary will be printed later on....

  • Letters to the Editor

    Sep 16, 2015

    On Burr and Vaupel A while back I was tempted to write with a niggling complaint about Patrick Burr's reporting on a city council meeting. At that time I was left wondering if he was reporting the news or writing a novel. The wording was too ornate and confusing for what should have been a "just the facts, ma'am" report. I'm glad I didn't, as he's shaping up quite nicely. His reporting is much clearer, with fewer $10 words and flowery phrases. His latest report, about the mural at the post office, did revert a bit to that, but it was a delight...

  • Custom Cutters, Camper Trailers of Yesterday

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Sep 16, 2015

    I don’t remember a lot about custom combining. I remember that many of them arrived in my hometown about the time school started. Maybe there were some young boys on the crews that accounted for the notice of arrival, but likely it was all of the equipment parked along the outskirts of town. Did they have specific farms on their schedule or did customers come to them? Our community also had local people who put together crews and headed south to custom combine. The string of equipment lined up, ready to leave looked quite different from the p...

  • Considering APR Control of Local Land

    Sara Pankratz Warren, Local Voices|Sep 16, 2015

    Being the eternal optimist that I am, I initially hoped that the Glasgow Courier’s Probing the Project column would finally help to open up communication between the American Prairie Reserve (APR) and the local community along the Hi Line. Based off of the APR’s responses to various questions, it seems like the APR lacks the capability to answer difficult questions with any hard data or substance and even evaded questions all together. What I did learn is that the APR is unwilling to devote funds directed towards public relations in our loc...

  • Yes, OK, but...Why?

    Virgil Vaupel, Thanks For Listening|Sep 16, 2015

    That’s the question I have asked the folks at the American Prairie Reserve but have as yet failed to receive an answer I could swallow. Yeah, I know. “Why” is a question a three-year-old would ask. Again and again. And the tot will usually get an answer to his “Why” very similar to what I get when I ask “Why.” When I ask “Why Montana?” the APR’s stock answer is something like this: The northeastern portion of Montana was chosen because for its lack of human population, making it easier to acquire properties. One rancher or one hundred, these...

  • "Just the facts, ma'am."

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just A Thought|Sep 16, 2015

    Some years ago there was a program on television called Dragnet. One of the detectives in the show would say “Just the facts, ma’am.” So, here are the facts. In October of 2014 I was told my cancer had metastasized to my bones. A malignant tumor had been found in my right hip. Since then I’ve had six radiation treatments and they have helped considerably with my pain. About two months ago, I began having pain in my right hip, along the top of my right thigh, and in the lower part of my pelvis . . . the sit bones. I made a call to the radiati...

  • Milk River Activity Center Ready for Community Cooking

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    Glasgow has a new community cooking and dining facility, and it's located in the new addition of the Milk River Activity Center. "Anyone in the community can rent it to host a birthday party, a public benefit or a bake sale," said Mark Wethern, executive director of the Milk River Activity Center. "It is designed to be self-sufficient space that can be closed off of the main building. It is a great space for us and will be a great space for the community. That's what we wanted when we started th...

  • Mary Dempcy

    Sep 16, 2015

    After a brief battle with a virulent lymphatic cancer, Mary Dempcy, 79, passed away at Bend Hospice House on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. She was born in Spokane July 2, 1936, and grew up in Tacoma. She attended the University of Washington, graduated from San Francisco State University and received an MSW degree from California State University in Sacramento in 1970. With husband and partner Rene Tihista, Dempcy created the Stress Personalities Model for stress and conflict management. Together,...

  • Beverly Fern 'Fernie' Cole

    Sep 16, 2015

    Beverly Fern "Fernie" Cole, 78, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. A Time of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Puyallup, Wash., at Clark's Creek Park South, 14th St SW & 12th Ave. SW., with Rev. Wanda Whitney officiating. Call 360-710-9313 for additional information. She was born and raised in Glasgow to Edwin H. and Myrtle (Walker) Stedtfeld, and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1955. Following...

  • Frieda Wells

    Sep 16, 2015

    Frieda Wells, 96, of Billings, Mont., mother of former librarian Carolyn Wells, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. She was born Feb. 24, 1919, to Reinhold and Elizabeth Guenthner, the oldest of 10 children who survived infancy. Her parents farmed in Mercer County, N.D., where she spent her childhood working on the farm. As a young woman she attended business college in Bismarck, N.D., with her sister, Edna. After school she worked as a teller for the Union State Bank in Hazen,...

  • Reverend Robert James Fox

    Sep 16, 2015

    Rev. Robert James Fox died on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point. A vigil service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Wolf Point. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar on Friday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., followed by interment at the Poplar Cemetery. Bishop Michael Warfel of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings will officiate. He was born on Oct. 14, 1931, along with...

  • Glasgow' Diamond Jubilee, 1962

    Sep 16, 2015

    Participants in Glasgow's Diamond Jubilee celebrations parade through downtown in July of 1962.... Full story

  • Scottie Volleyball Rips Through Conference Foes

    Lori Dailey, For The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    Winning comes more easily some days than others, as the Scottie volleyball team found out last weekend. In game one against Glendive on Sept. 10, the team came out on fire and, with the backing of a raucous student section led by the GHS cheerleaders, cruised to a 25-13 win. Serving was tough, offense was varied, and good defense created even more momentum. In games two through four the Scotties flattened out and passing became an issue, which spiraled into a lack of offense which Glendive...

  • Running Scotties Scorch Through Malta

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    PATRICK BURR THE COURIER Walker Allen, Ellis McKean, and Merlin McKean glided to top-ten finishes, all of the Scotties' top five males finished in the varsity race's top twelve, and Glasgow stormed by 14 teams to claim first prize in Sept. 12's Malta Invitational. The squad's closest competitor, Havre, finished with 81 points - more than double Glasgow's 39. "It went how we wanted it to go," said Merlin McKean. Allen's time of 17:35 gave him second place. The older McKean, Ellis, followed him...

  • Scotties Smoked by Powerful Baker in First Road Game

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    Glasgow drove the three-plus hours to Baker with an air of progress and possibility at its back. Last weekend's late loss to Glendive dropped the team's record to 0-2, but the performance and the scoreline represented a marked improvement from the opening defeat versus Colstrip, and served only to steel Scottie spirits. The chip in the young squad's shoulder, though, apparently needed further carving. Much to the Glasgow boys' calamity, the maroon-clad unit awaiting their arrival from the North...

  • Junior High Football Promises Bright Future

    Virgil Vaupel, Courier Correspondent|Sep 16, 2015

    Seems to me the rules were very simple. Each team gets 15 plays on offense and 15 plays on defense against each of their opponents throughout the day. They play from about the 30 yard line to the goal posts. That way two games can be played at the same time, one on each end of the field. The 7th graders played on the south field and the eighth on the north. Cordell Younkin is the only 8th grader from Hinsdale playing in Scottie Red, while there are six 7th graders from Hinsdale: Loden Idler, Wesley Leatherberry, Sam Malmend, Jeremy Longtree, Je...

  • Green Spaces in Rural Places

    Mary Honrud, For The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    The cooler weather we had last week means it's officially 'worry about frost' season. This is the time of year I start thinking about dragging out the old truck tarps, blankets, and frost cloths. They need to be laid out so it will be quicker and easier to cover the tender plants I'm not ready to let freeze yet when frost is in the forecast. The tomatoes always get covered first, followed by the peppers, cucumbers, squash, and pumpkins. I'm thinking about trying to cover a few of the husk...

  • Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, the Worx, Etc.

    D.K. Holm, For The Courier|Sep 16, 2015

    Back in the previous century when I was a kid, we looked forward to the fall season of television, when the three networks unleashed what seemed to be hundreds of new and returning shows in the course of a week. We’d tick them off with the help of the fall season preview issue of T. V. Guide, which lavishly covered the event. Nowadays, there is too much television, the shows are announced in about 400 magazines and websites, and there is no fall season. New programs dribble out perennially, like baby’s drool. Still, new and returning shows are...

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