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  • Montana Senators Talk Farm Bill, Set to Expire Sept. 30

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    The 2018 versions of the farm bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in late June and have been in conference ever since. In true form, the five-year bill is now set to expire at the end of the week on Sept. 30, and no bill has emerged from the bicameral conference. The Glasgow Courier was contacted by Senator Tester’s office to discuss the bill, and we reached out to Senator Steve Daines’ office to interview the two on the farm bill’s current situation and their expectations for the future of the bill. Altho... Full story

  • 2018 Glasgow Scotties Homecoming Royalty Candidates

    Sep 26, 2018

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  • Nashua Overpass Delayed

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    Montana Department of Transportation Regional Director Shane Mintz, reached out to inform the Courier that initial estimates for the opening of the Nashua railroad overpass will not be met. The department had initially estimated the bridge would be open this fall, but following scheduling delays, they are now hopeful the project will be open to traffic by next May or June. “We were pretty confident it was going to be open to traffic this fall,” said Mintz, “but that’s not gonna happen.” The regional director said delays were pretty nominal b... Full story

  • Prayer Walk Looks to Raise Concerns Surrounding KXL

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    “It’s a beautiful day for a walk,” shouted one of the prayer walkers at this past weekend’s prayer walk as the Courier arrived to interview event organizers and capture pictures. The event was intended to raise awareness to the group’s opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline and the human trafficking and drug concerns that surround the influx of employees that will be present during its construction. According to organizer Angelina Cheek, over 25 different walkers, covering different stretches of the route, showed up to show support and demon... Full story

  • City Council Votes to Increase Taxes

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    The Glasgow City Council voted in two separate meetings to increase tax assessments for city residents. At the Sept. 4 meeting, the council approved an increase in the number of mills to be assessed by the city in fiscal year (FY) 2018 to 2019. At the Sept. 17, meeting the council voted to increase the city street assessment which funds the road department, street repair and maintenance. According to City Clerk and Treasurer Stacey Amundson, the reason for the increase in mills from the previous year is due to a complex tax system. First, the... Full story

  • Small Business Owners Shine at Minnow Tank Competition

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    The first Minnow Tank Business Plan Competition, created and hosted by Great Northern Development Corporation, took place this past Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow. Inspired by the business reality show, Shark Tank, the Minnow Tank focused on small businesses in this region of the state, bringing in contestants from nine towns in seven counties. The competition was partitioned into two categories: start-up businesses and existing businesses, each competing to take home a $5,... Full story

  • Victim Advocacy Organization Fills Community Need

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    After many successful fundraising efforts to help victims of domestic violence, Love Should Not Hurt, an organization in Glasgow which supports victims' services for those affected by domestic violence, is reaching the next step, becoming a non-profit. Lacie Brown and Jenny McCabe started Love Should Not Hurt in 2017 after the Women's Resource Center in Glasgow closed. Upon hearing the news of the events that led to the center closing down, former domestic violence counselor and Glasgow... Full story

  • Joseph Carson

    Sep 26, 2018

    Joseph Carson, 95, passed away at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital surrounded by his devoted wife and family Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, of natural causes. Per Joe's request he has been cremated and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Evangelical Church, at 11 a.m., with military honors. A luncheon will follow at the Glasgow Elks Lodge, in Glasgow, Mont. He was born March 1, 1923, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Charles and Margaret (LaRoque) Carson. He... Full story

  • Lillie Irene Collins

    Sep 26, 2018

    Lillie Irene (Streick) Collins passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, following a brief illness. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 26, at Bell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Faith Lutheran Church in Glasgow. All are invited to join the family for a remembrance reception at the VFW Hall, Glasgow, following the service at noon on Thursday. Interment will be at 11 a.m., on... Full story

  • Terry Bud Zeiger

    Sep 26, 2018

    Terry Bud Zeiger, 75, was relieved of pain on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. Bell Mortuary is officiating and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Eulogy and services will be delivered by Brian Austin with luncheon to follow at Senior Citizens Center. He was born in Libby, Mont., on Jan. 26, 1943, the son of Roy and Violet (Kapphahn) Zeiger. He was raised from an early age in Glasgow and attended Glasgow Public Schools through the eighth-grade.... Full story

  • Zane Tollefson Services

    Sep 26, 2018

    Zane James Tollefson, 69, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Valley View Home after a brief battle with cancer. A memorial service will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow.... Full story

  • Scotties Seize Win Against Conrad

    Georgie Kulcyzk, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    The Glasgow Scotties hosted the 0-3 Conrad Cowboys Sept. 21, playing to a sizable hometown crowd. Those that left early missed the best part: a Scottie win in the last seconds of the contest. The game was full of twists and turns, including four interceptions and countless penalties, most of which were to Glasgow's benefit. While the scoreboard remained dark for the first half of the game, the second half proved to be different. In the third quarter, Conrad scored back-to-back touchdowns with an... Full story

  • The Story of Norm Thompson

    Georgie Kulcyzk, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    Each year at the conclusion of the annual Homecoming football game in Glasgow, the Norm Thompson Award is presented to the most valuable Scottie player. The recipient is not just measured by his performance during the game, he is also chosen based upon his demeanor on the field. He is expected to display impeccable sportsmanship and unmistakable Scottie Pride. Norman Keith Thompson was a 1971 graduate of Glasgow High School. A Scottie to the core, Thompson bled scarlet and white. During his... Full story

  • Scrappy Scotties Sink Sidney

    Georgie Kulcyzk, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    The GHS volleyball team was on the road twice last week with contests in Sidney, Sept. 18, and a two-day tournament in Dickinson, N.D., Sept. 21 and 22. After losing their first set in Sidney, the Lady Scotties fought their way back to win the next three and to take the overall win (19-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20). In Dickinson on Friday, the girls played some less inspired volleyball according to head coach Somer Hoerster. "We played very tentative and had a lot of errors," she noted. Glasgow... Full story

  • XC Boys, Girls Second in Havre

    Georgie Kulzyk, The Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    The Scottie cross country squad traveled to Havre for their annual invitational on Sept. 22, which is held on the campus of MSU-Northern. There wasn't a whole lot of improvement of individual times at the meet, but head coach Rod Karst isn't concerned about that. "Most of them are still competing for positions right now," he said. "I'd like to see more consistency." For the boys team, it was a battle for first and second, with nine of the top 10 finishers coming from either Glasgow or... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events

    Sep 26, 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. THURSDAY – SEPT. 27 9 – 11 a.m. - Social hour at the Nashua Senior Center. 3:30 p.m. - Glasgow Homecoming Volleyball Game vs. Wolf Point. C-Squad Game starts at 3:30 p.m., with JV and Varsity games following. FRIDAY – SEPT. 28 GLASGOW HOMECOMING 2:30 p.m. - Homecoming Parade – Downtown Glasgow. 6 p.m. - Scottie Booster Club Tailgate Party at GHS Football Field. 7 p.m. - Joint Visitation of Rive... Full story

  • Letters to the Editor

    Sep 26, 2018

    Dear Editor, I’m lucky enough to have many friends who are nurses. Amazing people really, who do the jobs many of us look away from. Caring for people in their worst, and sometimes most vulnerable moments. Keeping an open mind as to the situations that many patients have faced and not judging them by their pasts. Staying positive even in the darkest of times. All the while having to be the voice and advocate for their patients. Keeping the lines of communication open between families, doctors, and other healthcare workers. Organizing labs, X...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Sep 26, 2018

    Dear Editor, A recent opinion piece by Tom Reed of Trout Unlimited urged Montanans to support I-186. Reed claims that I-186 is “pro-mining but anti-pollution” - explaining that only environmentally responsible mines will be able operate if the initiative passes. Sounds great, right? Not so fast. While it may be the intention of Montana TU and other supporters of I-186 to right the wrongs of Montana’s mining past - they’re late to the party. The very mines used as justification for I-186 were the same catalysts behind the mining regulat...

  • The Allure of True Crime

    Gwendolyne Honrud, Community Commentary|Sep 26, 2018

    Podcasts, downloadable audio content intended to entertain, educate or both, continue to grow in popularity. True Crime podcasts, especially, and women are a huge part of the genre’s success, both from a consumer standpoint and as providers and producers of content. “Wine and Crime” is just one example, with its trio of female hosts, it boasts an audience that is 85 percent women. I go back and forth between listening to true crime shows and news and politics, generally preferring ones with a humorous take. But when one genre has depre...

  • Bits and Pieces: Updates

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just A Thought|Sep 26, 2018

    It’s a little of this, a little of that week. First off, I’ll start with an update. After meeting with my oncologist, Dr. Kidd from Billings, several changes have been made. Instead of having chemotherapy by infusion, I have been put on a hormonal therapy pill -- Femara -- for at least three months. If a monthly blood test (CA27/29) continues to show a decline, I will stay on Femara. Should there be a rise shown, I will either be put on a different hormonal therapy pill or return to infusion chemo but using a medicine other than Taxol. The Tax...

  • The Allure of Old Pens

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Sep 26, 2018

    Recently, a friend gifted us with a large wooden cheese box full of pens and pencils of prior years. My thoughts kinda went to the “with friends like this, who needs enemies” but I will have to admit it was fun to look at each of these items and remember. Pens from Markle Tranfer were in the box. There are still many that can recall when Markle Transfer was in business and just what the business was. Another pen that really caught my attention was from Wonder Krust Bakery. Who remembers Wonder Krust? The Pledge of Allegiance was actually wri...

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  • Lexis T. Synan Services

    Sep 26, 2018

    Lexis T. Synan passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 to 6 p.m., at Bell Mortuary. Services will be Monday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m., at the Evangelical Church. A full obituary will be printed in our next issue, Wednesday, Oct. 3.... Full story

  • Fort Peck Seniors to Hold Pancake Breakfast

    Judy Jones, For the Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    The Fort Peck Senior Citizens will be having a pancake breakfast at Shelter 4 in Fort Peck from 8 to 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 29. The meal is $5 for two pancakes, three sausages, coffee, cocoa or water and all are invited. During breakfast, the Glasgow Invitational Cross Country meet will start at Kiwanis Park in Fort Peck at 9 a.m., with kids walking/jogging the course. The first race will begin at 10 a.m. Whether you’re there to cheer on the runners or just want to see what it’s all about, come early and chow down. It’s a great way t... Full story

  • Artist of the Month Reception at the WAG

    Mary Fahlgren, For the Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    The Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery will host Keely Perkins at its Artist of the Month reception on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. Perkins' artwork reflects her constant amazement of nature, both flora and fauna. She loves the legend of creation, the way an animal or color or plant can represent a person or omen. She loves how all creation is connected and that connection is not something that is built, but has been always been inside of us. She is influenced by color and pattern, the mismatch of...

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