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FMDH was recently awarded the Montana Rural Healthcare Performance Improvement Network's Quality Improvement Award for its work on Improving Hospital Communication for Emergency Department Transfers. Awards were announced during the general session at the MHA Annual Convention held in Billings on Sept. 21. The Montana Rural Healthcare Performance Improvement Network (PIN) is a voluntary membership of 48 critical access hospitals throughout the state. Through this Network, member hospitals are... Full story
Montana’s congressional delegation recently issued statements claiming success in helping to convince Verizon Wireless not to expel numerous users across rural Montana from their cell service. Verizon had initially stated they would terminate the contracts of rural customers who used too much data, despite these customers having an unlimited contract through Verizon. Congressman Greg Gianforte said in a press release, “Verizon’s decision to reverse its plan to cancel contracts and leave hundreds of Montanans without cell service is a win... Full story
The Northeastern Arts Network's Big Sky Series is back with Twin Kennedy, a musical duo featuring West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy. The sisters hail from the small town of Powell River, BC, and describe their style as a music-school fusion of country, folk, jazz and classical music. The pair have received two Canadian Country Music Award nominations, a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Producer of the Year, and two Vancouver Island Music Award wins for Song of the Year and... Full story
The decision to auction off the Magruder property was approved to be sold last week by the Valley County Commissioners. The parcel of land, located on the south side of town along MT Highway 42, was utilized as the home to the local farmer’s market. The plot will be sold at an auction taking place in the lobby at the Valley County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 9:30 a.m. Commissioners also decided in favor of an increase in the clothing allowance and differential pay for the Valley County Sheriff’s Office. The clothing allowance was... Full story
According to Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle, a rollover accident occurred south of Glentana on Sept. 26. The driver, Charles Paul Eastly of Opheim, missed a turn in the early morning fog. He was not seriously injured. The Montana Highway Patrol’s Seth Adams contacted the Courier to confirm toxicology results which indicate that neither speed nor alcohol contributed to a fatal crash near Nashua on July 28 involving local 16-year-old Thomas James Miller. Regional news reports originally indicated otherwise.... Full story
Glasgow’s very own Ken Burns, documentarian Shawn Newton, is back on television with an encore presentation of the first installment of Under the Big Sky, a Montana Television Network series, exploring the stories of people and communities who thrive here in the state. If you missed the initial broadcasts, Episode 1 will air on KRTV and all CBS affiliates statewide Saturday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m., and 10:35 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10:35 p.m. Also rolling out: During the 10 p.m. news on Sunday, the first preview of Episode 2 will air.... Full story
Newly-appointed Deputy Attorney Zach Lipszyc was sworn in at the Valley County Courthouse on Sept. 20.... Full story
During the past week, I was blessed with several column submissions about our President’s words and the rights of NFL players to freely express themselves in their professional lives (See Mary Honrud on this page). None of the submissions were from local Conservatives. Now, I like an argument to have two sides, at least, so I tried reaching out to local Republicans. No takers. In point of fact, I came close to begging a few of the usual Conservative suspects to chime in. Still no takers. Why not? Doesn’t anyone want to defend the Commander...
In the inspirational movie “Field of Dreams,” a struggling Iowa farmer named Ray hears a mystical voice encouraging him to build a baseball field in the middle of his Iowa corn field. Ray embarks on a journey which carries him across the country where he meets old men who dreamed of playing major league baseball, but whose destinies took them down other paths. In the end, those lost dreams are fulfilled as the old players regain their youth when they walk onto Ray’s unlikely field and play the sport they love. I have found...
This past week was an unusually busy one for me. I was on the go from Wednesday through Sunday. It started out by me having chemo and bone strengthening treatments on Wednesday, followed the same day by a visit with my primary doctor, which ended up in a change in one prescription and receiving two new prescriptions. The day came to an end with a stop at the grocery store to stock up the fridge and pantry with necessary foods. On Thursday, we went to the Glasgow airport to pick up my brother, Steve, who lives in southeast Iowa. He and I try to...
I cannot remember a year like this. I do know that weather records indicate that we have not seen this before, however I do know that our ancestors suffered major droughts during the dust bowl days. I think of all the old homestead sites located in our area. All of the hopes and dreams of those people. Almost all of those sites of course were located on or near a water source, but even so there had to be times there was no water. Maybe there was underground water, but no electricity for pumps, no solar energy, or generators to be used, just...
The controversy raised by Colin Kaepernick had been resurrected by none other than our president, who had suggested those protesting are not the children of morally upright mothers, and that their right to protest injustice is not legitimate. I would point out that the President swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” It would seem he is not doing that at all. Instead, what he is doing is dividing us rather than uniting us, and seemingly claiming that some of our citizens do not possess the rights...
Two years ago, lawmakers in Montana passed groundbreaking legislation to open new doors for people with disabilities and their families. This new law has now been fully implemented and made available to help change the lives of thousands of Montanans. Senate Bill 399, passed in the 2015 Legislative session, allows eligible individuals with disabilities to establish “ABLE accounts’’ that resemble the tuition programs that have long existed under the tax code. The new ABLE accounts will allow more autonomy and control over personal saving...
H. James Belcher relocated to live in heaven Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He was born in Devils Lake, N.D., on Aug. 20, 1944, to Harold and Selma (Lee) Belcher. He grew up with seven sisters and one brother on a farm near Fort Totten, N.D. He graduated from Sheyenne, N.D. in 1962. He then attended Oak Hills Bible Institute in Minnesota and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. A drafted Vietnam era veteran, he was a chaplain's assistant in Okinawa. He married Sheryl Kunkel in 1970 in... Full story
Roger Allen Davis Sr., 77, passed away on Sunday evening, Sept. 17, 2017, at his residence in St. Marie, Mont. He was born Oct. 18, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., to Fredrick and Eleanor (Rieske) Davis. He grew up in Rockford, Ill., with his younger sister, Sharon Davis-Grimmett and his brother, Terry Davis. He joined the Air Force in 1956 at the age of 17. He spent his career teaching in the Physiological Training Unit. He was an instructor for student pilots in teaching simulated flying. He also... Full story
Travis Lee Fuhrman, 53, of Long Beach, Calif., left our world on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, with a reception immediately following at 4 p.m. at the Elks Club in Glasgow. The family asks that everyone wear a bright colored shirt and/or jeans to the service to pay tribute to Travis's love of bright colors. His favorite color was purple. He was born Dec. 16, 1963, in Glasgow,... Full story
WEDNESDAY – SEPT. 27 6 p.m. - “Suicide Prevention in Montana” presentation at GHS auditorium with Karl Rosston, suicide prevention coordinator for Montana DPHHS. For more info. call 228-6221. THURSDAY – SEPT. 28 9:30 a.m. - The Nashua Community is invited to the Ladies’ Coffee Hour every Thursday at the Nashua Senior Center. 7 – 8 p.m. - Grief Support Group, GriefShare, at the Glasgow Evangelical Church every Thursday through Dec. 21. Call the church office at 228-2755 with any questions. SATURDAY – SEPT. 30 8 – 11:30 a.m. -... Full story
The Scottie cross country team competed in two separate meets this past week. On Sept. 19, the squad traveled to Clark's Hill, just south of the Old Indian Highway, for an early evening race. The course for the Frazer meet is scenic and challenging as it is set near the Missouri River and features some demanding hills. On Sept. 23, the team was in Havre for the Blue Pony Invitational. The race for this meet is held at the MSU-Northern campus and is comparably less strenuous than the Frazer... Full story
GHS played a ton of volleyball this past week, all of it against outstanding teams in all classes. On Sept. 19, they traveled to Sidney for a match with the Eagles, a team they have traditionally struggled to beat. Showing true grit, the Scotties emerged victorious, thanks in large part to a remarkable display of serving by senior Ashtyn Myrick in game three. The fury of that attack fueled more aggressive serving, particularly from Kennedy Schmidt and Rachelle Glaser. Those three girls... Full story
Glasgow will be on the road again for a contest vs. Cut Bank on Friday, Sept. 29.... Full story
The Rivals will compete in the Lambert Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30.... Full story
"Clobber the Coyotes" Friday, Oct. 7 Homecoming Parade - 2:30 p.m. Booster Club Tailgate Party @ Scottie Field - 6 p.m. Glasgow Scotties vs. Shelby Coyotes Football - 7 p.m. kickoff Saskatoon Police Pipes and Drums Halftime Show Saturday, Oct. 7 Glasgow Scotties vs. Poplar Indians Volleyball - 3 p.m. GHS Spirit Days: Monday, Oct. 2 - Decades Day Tuesday, Oct. 3 - Senior Citizen Day Wednesday, Oct. 4 - American Redneck Day Thursday, Oct. 5 - Mathletes vs. Athletes Friday, Oct. 6 - Red and White Day... Full story