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  • Middle of Nowhere Pony Club Reigns

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    In what was expected to be their last mounting lesson of the season due to unknown future weather, members of the Middle of Nowhere Pony Club enjoyed the beautiful morning on Sept. 17 riding and guiding their horses through an obstacle course that was set up in the arena outside of the Valley Ridge Runners Saddle Club. This group, which includes 13 members, four riding instructors and a seven member board, is in its second year and according to District Commissioner / Point Person Elizabeth...

  • Fun Was Had At Alive At Five

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    The Glasgow Downtown Association hosted the last Alive at Five of the year on Sept. 21, hosted by United Insurance and Realty with music provided by Sideways. After three preliminary rounds during the other Alive at Five events this summer, the Glasgow Downtown Association hosted the Down the Dog Championship during the event, with competitors Marc Wethern, Storm Jackson, Jeremy Stringer and wild card Juice Fischer vying for the Hot Dog Champion title and trophy. In the end Wethern went home...

  • Making Waves And Catching Fish

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    It was a year on Sept. 1, since Matt Cowen purchased Mon-Dak Marine in Glasgow from Brandon and Ronette Babb and what an exciting year of change it has been. Not only did Cowen purchased Mon-Dak Marine, he also added his own business, Go Fish Installations, to the list of services offered to the community. "I did work with Brandon and Ronette, and they called one day saying 'We have an idea!' and it just launched from there," explained Cowen on why he took over the business from the Babbs. Thoug...

  • Rain Clears For A Good Party

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    After a rainy morning, the skies cleared up in time for the Edward Jones Bethanie Keim and Arron Franzen open house on Sept. 22. People of all ages and throughout the community came out to support them, spend time with each other and socialize, all while enjoying Dan's Chuckwagon, ice cream from Jump-N-Buck Ice Cream Truck and coffee from Blend10. Local artists of all levels and ages also created works of art on the block of Klein Ave....

  • St. Marie Commissioner Dilemma

    Sep 28, 2022

    Dear Editor, Once upon a time-(as the old saying goes)---many times in your past and hopefully many times in your future, Valley County's choices of governmental leadership are chosen. Hopefully, the options are driven by knowing what a Valley County Commissioner is expected to do: 1. Intellectually willing to know about your/our community's needs and feelings of despair 2. Efforts of kindness to personally learn how to perform the commissioner role 3. Possesses the positive attitude to be activ...

  • No Redistricting Without Native Representation

    Sep 28, 2022

    Editor's Note: This Letter to the Editor has been updated from what was printed in the Sept. 28 issue, in order to include language in the fourth paragraph to better reflect the historical presence of Native American legislators in Montana, as submitted by the author. Dear Editor, Every two years, Montanans who are elected from their communities travel from all over Montana to gather at the State Capitol to convene the Montana Legislature. During our time together, we work to deliver...

  • Northeastern Arts Network Brings First Performance Of The Season

    For the Courier|ERROR

    Hailing from Albuquerque, N.M., and emerging from the underground indy rap circuit, Def-i’s electric repertoire has provided him much success as an MC, musician, producer and artist educator. Def-i has been featured on Sway in the Morning, NPR, BBC, PBS and more. Def-i’s latest album showcases his evolution as an artist, lyricist, and human being exploring the unknown and the upa and downs of the beyond. Def-i recently received a music award at the Recording Academy Grammy’s. His latest album “Into the Unknown” is soon to be... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Sep 28, 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. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Events are also listed below. Through the winter, people can coordinate with staff to visit... Full story

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  • VCHD Flu Vaccine Clinics

    For the Courier|ERROR

    The Valley County Health Department has released their flu vaccine clinics which will occur during the month of October throughout Valley County. Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Fort Peck Town Hall 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Nashua Civic Center 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Opheim Norval provided by the BlueCross Care Van 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 – St. Marie Town Hall provided by the BlueCross Care Van 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Hinsdale Legion Hall provided by the BlueCross Care Van 3:30 p.m. to... Full story

  • Thomas L. Salem Jr.

    Sep 28, 2022

    Thomas L. Salem Jr., of Lakeland, Tenn., the Science and Operations Officer of the Memphis station of the National Weather Service, is dead. He was suffering from renal cell carcinoma and passed at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis on the evening of September 13, 2022. He was 57. Salem was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1965, attended undergraduate and graduate school at Pennsylvania State University before entering the weather service in 1995 as a Lake Effect Researcher in the National Weather... Full story

  • Nell Knight

    Sep 28, 2022

    Nell was born to Daniel Matro Hansonl and Opal Fern McPeek Hansonl in Corwine Center, Mont., April 3, 1932. Nell went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at home with family at her side. She passed away with grace after a long, arduous, decline in health. She never lost her sense of humor to the end and had a deep commitment to her relationship with the Lord. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Blackfoot Valley Bible Church in Lincoln, Mont. Nell... Full story

  • Services for Millard 'Butch' Tewell

    Sep 28, 2022

    Millard “Butch” Tewell, 72, of Nashua, Mont., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Billings, Mont. A Celebration of His Life will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont.... Full story

  • Hinsdale's Christensen Completes Inaugural Seminar of REAL Montana Class V

    For the Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    Hinsdale resident Chisholm Christensen just returned from Bozeman as part of REAL Montana (Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership). For Christensen and other members of REAL Montana Class V, this was the first of 10 seminars in their two-year educational program. While in Bozeman, the class completed personality assessments, participated in a high ropes course, and received training on networking and building relationships. Class members participated in the first module in a series focused on fundamental attributes of personal and...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Sept. 15, show 2,197 cattle sold with cows steady on 86 head test and bulls steady on 123 head test. Utility and commercial cows brought in $84 to $92; canner and cutter cows $75 to $84 and bulls $102 to $113.50. Yearlings selling was very strong on the 29th Annual Feeder Auction. It was a great sale and it was the Stockyards’ fourth anniversary auction. Northern Prairie Auto, from Wolf Point, furnished an amazing lunch. Thursday Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 is the All Class Cattle Auction. The follow...

  • Words, But Also Picture

    Richard Noble, For the Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    Language is a weird thing. It’s constantly evolving, changing and growing. Words fall in and out of common usage, are adopted from other dialects and just get plain old made-up then forced upon us colloquially. Something rather interesting has happened though with the rise of the internet, smartphones and general global connectivity. We’ve started supplementing our words in the classical sense with pictures, and it’s this group of pictures known as Emojis which now forms up to 92 percent of the online population’s daily language...

  • GPD Educates Irle Students

    For the Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    Victim Specialist Jewel Etherington and Patrolman Norman Dick spoke to the kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Irle Elementary on Sept. 22 about strangers and who the safe adults are in their lives. The Glasgow Police Department stresses to talk to your children of all ages and have these important conversations, especially teaching them who they can turn to when they need help....

  • What Should Alzheimer's Caregivers Know

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    If you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, or is starting to show symptoms, you will face some real challenges. Navigating the Alzheimer’s experience involves a long journey, and there’s no easy answer for how you can cope with your emotions. But you can at least address some of the financial issues involved to help give yourself a greater sense of control. Here are some moves to consider: • Plan for care costs and identify insurance coverage. The list of Alzheimer’s-related medical expenses is long...

  • Officially Fall

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    The calendar says it is officially fall, but you wouldn't know it with the return of such warm temperatures. I lucked out and didn't lose my entire garden to frost, even though our thermometer read 31.5° last week. I think all the trees that surround my garden kept enough warmth in there to counteract the brief time it dipped below freezing. There were a few leaves on the pumpkins that curled and turned black. I'm really grateful it wasn't worse since I hadn't covered anything. I'm still...

  • Local Youth Shine at High School Rodeo

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    The Glasgow fairgrounds were busy Sept. 24 and 25 with high school rodeo competitors from across the state hitting the arena to showcase their western skills. The two full days of action featured a variety of traditional rodeo events with Valley County represented by competitors from Glasgow, Hinsdale, Saco, Nashua and Opheim. Glasgow's Jack Cornwell placed second overall in the Boys All Around Points with 39 points. Charlie Cornwell, also of Glasgow, placed fifth with 24 points. Nashua's Kasey...

  • Class C Volleyball

    Gwendolyne Honrud and Charlene Wasson, The Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    NORTH COUNTRY Thursday 9/22 @ Harlem North Country won in three NC 25 - H 22 NC 25 - H 15 NC 25 - H 22 Kills: Teagan Erickson 10, Kendall Scheffelmear 7, and Paige Wasson 6 Aces: Teagan Erickson 3, Paige Wasson, and Kendall Scheffelmear each with 2 Assists: Paige Wasson and Kennedy Simonson each with 7 Digs: BaiLee McColly 7, Paige Wasson 4, Teagan Erickson and Kora LaBrie each with 3 Blocks: BaiLee McColly, Teagan Erickson, Paige Wasson and Mattea McColly each with 1 We came out in this match...

  • Scottie Football 4-1 Defeats Cut Bank 12-6

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    Glasgow's football team improved their overall record to 4-1, 1-0 in Northern B play, with a 12-6 road victory over Cut Bank Sept. 23. The first quarter ended in a 0-0 draw but Cut Bank was first to light up the scoreboard, getting a touchdown with 4:18 remaining before halftime. Glasgow answered with just over a minute left in the half as Tatum Hansen shook loose from the Wolves' defense to carry the ball over the goal line. The Scotties' two-point attempt was shut down right at the line to...

  • Scottie Volleyball 3-1 in District 2B

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    Glasgow’s volleyball squad improved to 3-1 in District 2B play with a win over Wolf Point Sept. 22 on the road. The Scotties then traveled to North Dakota Sept. 23 and 24, for the annual Dickinson Invitational where they secured a third-place finish in the silver bracket. The Scotties took the first set 25-13 over the Wolves on the road before Wolf Point tied the match with a 25-13 win over Glasgow. The Scotties took the next two sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-11. Glasgow had five aces, 25...

  • Scottie Boys Win Culbertson XC Meet Girls Take Second

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    The Glasgow boys cross country team ran away with the top slot at the Culbertson Invitational Sept. 24. The Scotties scored 36 points and were trailed by Dawson County, 54; Sidney, 75; Trinity Christian, 106; Hebron, 124; Scobey, 148, and Plentywood, 148. Glasgow's girls team placed second with 54 points behind Sidney's 43. Dawson County took third with 84, followed by Scobey, 89; Circle, 105; Frazer, 148, and Brockton, 204. Reed Larsen led the boys team with a second-place finish out of 71...

  • Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl Kick-off

    Fish Wildlife Parks, For the Courier|Sep 28, 2022

    There was a great turnout at the youth pheasant and waterfowl kick-off event Sept. 21 in Glasgow at the Glasgow Trap Club. Over 30 area youth showed up and shot trap, and heard info on a variety of topics including Block Management and other access programs, rules and regs, how to ask permission to hunt, waterfowl and upland gamebird ID, using waterfowl decoys and blinds, bear awareness, and how to use and read maps and map apps. In addition, all the kids left with some cool baseball caps and other outdoor gear and swag. The big prizes of the...

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