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  • Eugene's Offers Pizza By the Slice During Lunch

    Sep 20, 2017

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  • Ag Expo Features Seminars, Dinner, Honors and Fun

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 20, 2017

    The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture invite you to be part of history at the inaugural Northeast Montana Ag Expo on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Valley Event Center. The expo is a combination of the longstanding “New Trends in Agriculture” day-long agricultural seminar and the “Ag Appreciation Dinner/Night of Honors.” The morning will begin at 8:30 a.m., with one of America’s most widely followed agricultural broadcasters, Orion Samuelson, providing a seminar on “You Can’t Dream Big Enough.” Starting at 10 a.m., there will be b...

  • School Bus Crash Claims Two Drivers

    James Walling, The Courier|Sep 20, 2017

    A crash involving a Glasgow Public Schools bus and a pickup was reported west of Glasgow on Hwy 2 on Sept. 19. Both drivers involved were killed. The driver of the truck was Julie Steiger (31) of Troy, Mont., and the school bus driver was Harold James (Jim) Belcher, a 73-year-old Fort Peck resident. According to Valley County Sheriff Vern Buerkle, the accident was called in at 6:35 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The bus was headed westbound at mile marker 526 near the rest stop between Glasgow and Hinsdale when a truck in the eastbound lane crossed...

  • Montana Lawmakers Speak Up in Washington

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 20, 2017

    On Sept. 6, U.S. Senator Steve Daines spoke to members of the Senate in Washington D.C. to raise awareness and draw attention to the fires that keep burning in Montana. In these remarks, Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte discussed having invited Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke to Montana to see first-hand the impact wildfires are having. Daines made a plea to the Senate floor stating, “We need to ensure Montana gets the resources it needs to stop the fires. I’m grateful to the men and women who...

  • Glasgow Completes Branding Project

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 20, 2017

    Two Rivers Economic Growth and the City of Glasgow recently completed the Glasgow Brand, which was done through cooperation with individuals representing the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow Tourism Business Improvement District, Glasgow schools, Glasgow Police Department, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Valley County Commissioners and several local business owners. According to a press release from Two Rivers: "A successful brand turns a location into a destination by building a name...

  • Saskatoon Pipes and Drums to Return for Homecoming

    For the Courier|Sep 20, 2017

    The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will once again be hosting the Saskatoon Police Pipes and Drums during the 2017 Glasgow Scottie Homecoming Festival weekend, Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7. The band will be a part of the Scottie Homecoming Parade on Friday starting at 2:30 p.m., as well as the Scottie Booster Club tailgate party at GHS at 6 p.m. The band will also be performing during half time of the Scottie vs. Shelby Coyotes football game. During the homecoming parade, the Chamber will also be awarding chamber big...

  • Fort Peck Seniors to Hold Pancake Breakfast at Kiwanis

    Judy Jones, For the Courier|Sep 20, 2017

    The Glasgow Invitational Cross Country meet will be held in Fort Peck at Kiwanis Park on Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning at 9 a.m., and the Fort Peck Senior Citizens will be having a pancake breakfast at Shelter Four from 8-11:30 a.m. to help fuel the fun. All are invited. Whether you're there to cheer on the runners or just want to see what it's all about, come early and chow down. The meal is $5 for two pancakes, three sausages, coffee, cocoa or water. It's a great way to fill your stomach and...

  • Constitution Week Sept. 17 - Sept. 23

    Sep 20, 2017

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  • New Hope with Narconon

    Aaron Olson, Community Health|Sep 20, 2017

    According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the leading cause of accidental death in 2015 was drug overdose. The life toll from the drug epidemic has been consistently growing over the past couple of years with opiate addiction and overdose being one of the lead causes. Each year, more people use drugs for the first time and wind up addicted. Right now, the highest number of opiate overdoses are in the Northeast. The problem originally started with heroin as the main contributor, however newer drugs have begun to escalate the...

  • Trump May Get It Done

    Alec Carmichael, I Digress|Sep 20, 2017

    I was most pleasantly surprised the other week when Donald Trump struck a deal raising the debt ceiling in return for Harvey disaster relief. It was a rare feeling, what with the hurricanes, the beating of war drums, and the countless other apocalyptic heralding scenes gracing our social media feeds and news broadcasts near daily. I was almost taken aback by the news headline “Trump Makes Deal With Democrats,” not that I was shocked he would leave behind his party leadership, for which I know he has no loyalty nor does he share any ide...

  • Coping

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Sep 20, 2017

    Not long ago, I heard of a friend who had to be placed in a nursing home because he has Alzheimer’s and it was no longer possible for the family to care for him at home. How difficult this decision had to be for his family. And how heartbreaking his diagnosis. A conversation overheard several months ago between two women, was about a friend of theirs who had been diagnosed with a seldom-heard-of disease, was about her being taken to a nursing home where she could also receive physical therapy in the hopes she could possibly return to her h...

  • Nation Revokes Emmy Jokes

    Michael Burns, Representing the Right|Sep 20, 2017

    On Sept. 17, America watched the Hollywood elite pat themselves on the back for their brave, selfless and virtuous work being celebrated at the 69th annual Emmys broadcast. Let me rephrase, no one watched the 69th Emmys. It was the lowest-rated broadcast in Emmy’s history. Spearheaded by the talented Stephen Colbert, lost in the political fog of war, he preferred to compare Trump supporters to Nazis and push skewed political agenda rather than host a genuinely comedic show for all. Recently, conservatives feel like second-class citizens w...

  • Philosophy of Life

    Helen DePuydt, Saco Stories|Sep 20, 2017

    The Philosophy of Life...Don’t have one? Everyone has a philosophy. For example, the one that says, “That’s yours but I will take it.” That’s going on all over the world. Most likely you have encountered that; I certainly have. It happened 40 years ago, but I remember it as vividly as yesterday. My husband announced one morning that all of our 20-plus chicken friers were GONE! The door was closed so they hadn’t flown the coop. Nope, no fried chicken for our large family nor did the thieves invite us to dinner of our chickens! No siree ... o...

  • Manage Forest Fires, Or They Will Manage Us

    Steve Daines, Managing Wildfires|Sep 20, 2017

    Montana’s crisis isn’t too much water or hurricanes – it’s fire. It’s smoke filling Big Sky Country and filling our lungs, communities being evacuated, structures lost and tons of fuels just lying on the forest floor waiting for a spark to ignite. In this year alone, over 1,600 fires have burned over 1 million acres in Montana - that’s nearly equivalent to the entirety of the state of Delaware being on fire. We are tired of being told that others know better than us while we watch our forests and grasslands burn every summer, our mills close, o...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Sep 20, 2017

    WEDNESDAY – SEPT. 22 4 – 8 p.m. - Hi-Line Sportsmen will have their monthly business meeting at the Busted Knuckle. The public is welcome to attend and support the Hi-Line Sportsmen’s efforts to bring a school archery program to our local schools. THURSDAY – SEPT. 21 9:30 a.m. - The Nashua Community is invited to the Ladies’ Coffee Hour every Thursday at the Nashua Senior Center. 12 noon - Valley County Senior Citizens’ Harvest Potluck and general meeting at the Senior Citizen Center in Glasgow. There will be an election of officers he...

  • Gerald Paul "Babe" Monson

    Sep 20, 2017

    On Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at the age of 79, our beloved "Babe" left this world, surrounded by his children and friends, to be with his high school sweetheart, Darlene. Gerald Paul "Babe" Monson was born on Nov. 5, 1938, in Rothsay, Minn. He was the sixth child of Julian Monson and Effie Halbakken. Shortly after his birth, the name Gerald Paul was dropped, and he became known as "Babe." He was baptized Nov. 30, 1938, and was confirmed on May 24, 1953, at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow....

  • Meredith Kummerfeldt

    Sep 20, 2017

    Meredith Shirley (Geer) Kummerfeldt passed away of natural causes Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Valley View at the age of 95. She was the second of twins, born Sept. 18, 1921, near New London, Minn., to Henry and Jennie (Price) Geer. At the age of 13, she and her family moved from their Minnesota farm to Park Grove, Mont., where her father worked for the Army Corp of Engineers, building the Fort Peck Dam. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1939, then attended Deaconess School of Nursing in...

  • Lonnie James Moran

    Sep 20, 2017

    Lonnie James Moran, 68, from Orem, Utah, passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Browning, Mont., on Feb. 2, 1949, to Roger John Moran and Imelda Marie (Johnson) Moran. The family moved to Glasgow, Mont., where he grew up and attended St. Raphael's Catholic School. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1968. He was a US Army veteran who served in Vietnam from 1970-71. After returning, he worked at the Rocky Mountain...

  • Lady Scotties Continue Winning Streak

    Lori Dailey, For the Courier|Sep 20, 2017

    Sept. 16 closed out another fine week of volleyball for GHS as they completed the first round of conference play with a 4-0 record. Wins over Poplar and Harlem sealed the deal as the Scotties emerged victorious with two efficient matches, putting them at the top of the the 2-B conference for now. Moccasin Square Garden, home of the Poplar Indians and an ever-lively crowd, is where the Scotties caught their opponents off-guard on Sept. 14. In game one, they defeated the Lady Indians 25-5, thanks...

  • Scotties Lose Rainy Game vs. Fairfield

    Sep 20, 2017

    In a Sept. 15 conference game punctuated by persistent rain, fumbles and Eagle touchdowns, the Scotties were shut out 46-0 by a tough Fairfield team. The boys will travel to Conrad for an afternoon game Saturday, Sept. 23....

  • Lions, Mavericks, Rivals

    Sep 20, 2017

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