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  • Area Children Learn about Fire Safety for Fire Prevention Week

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    This week, Oct. 7 through Oct. 13, is Fire Prevention Week and the Glasgow and Long Run Fire Departments are teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year's fire prevention campaign, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere." The campaign looks to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire. Preschoolers from Head Start, Little Scholars Preschool and First Lutheran Preschool will be visiting...

  • Recent Influx of Hand Foot and Mouth

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    Any parent with young children might be hearing through their child’s school or daycare that Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is affecting youngsters in the community. According to the Glasgow Clinic, there has been a recent influx of the disease, however the number of cases are unknown as not all families come in for verification of diagnosis. The Center for Disease Control states Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than five years old. However, it can occur in older children and...

  • Glasgow Celebrates Coffee with a Cop

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    On a chilly, snowy Wednesday morning, officers from the Glasgow Police Department, deputies from the Valley County Sheriff's office and Montana Highway Patrol officers came out and chatted with local residents at both the Loaded Toad and Hot Shots Espresso to celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day on Oct. 3. Thanks to a generous donation from First Community Bank, the first $100 worth of coffees purchased at each coffee shop was paid for. The event, held since 2011 nationally, brings together...

  • Busted Knuckle Expands, Reflects on Getting Started

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    If nowhere else, the American dream is alive and well at the Busted Knuckle. Following more than three years of operation, the locally-owned craft brewery just expanded their production capabilities, taking on a new building and steadily growing their business. Looking forward to the future the family-owned and operated business has kept its heart firmly rooted in its early start, and their gratitude for their early supporters is never far from the thoughts of their success. When I reached out...

  • Hinsdale Fall Festival

    Oct 10, 2018

    The Hinsdale Fall Festival was held on Sunday, Oct. 7. Events of the festival included vendors, games, activities and fundraisers, such as the pumpkin bowling featured above. Beginning a few years ago, the event is organized and designed by Hinsdale residents to support and help local families in need. Each year in October Hinsdale comes to life with fall festivities that highlight the town's fun sense of community and support for one another. As Kristine Bowman wrote in the Courier on Sept....

  • Judge Laird Running to Keep Seat on Bench

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    Current District 17 Judge Yvonne Laird is seeking to retain her position this coming November. Judge Laird discussed her experience, her positions for the post and her motivation for keeping her seat with the Courier. Born in Havre, Mont., Judge Laird spent her formidable years on a farm and ranch outside Gilford, Mont., a small town east of Havre along Highway 2. After graduating Blue Sky High School she went on to Concordia University in Moorhead, Minn., where she earned her Bachelors of Arts...

  • In Support of Tom Boyer

    Vernon Buerkle, Valley County Sheriff|Oct 10, 2018

    Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Tom Boyer as the write-in candidate for Valley County Sheriff/Coroner. During the next four years the Valley County Sheriff’s Office will face many challenges. The Sheriff will have to be a leader who is willing to work hard,will have to know how to manage a budget and not make decisions before getting all the facts. I have worked with Tom and believe he is the person who has those qualities and many more. Tom has the ability and desire to be the future leader of the Valley County S...

  • Vote Judge Yvonne Laird

    Mark Wicks, Inverness, Mont.|Oct 10, 2018

    Dear Editor, I am giving Judge Yvonne Laird my unwavering endorsement in her bid to be retained as district judge. I have known Judge Laird and her family since I was eight years old. We grew up together, and she has been a big sister to me my entire life. She grew up north of Gildford on the VandeSandt family ranch, a family that you feel lucky to be neighbors with. There she learned all the values that rural life offers and she gained the character that rural life requires. I’ve seen personally that she’s taken those values with her to the...

  • Opheim Public School Gymnasium Update

    Tony Warren, Opheim Superintendent|Oct 10, 2018

    Dear Editor, Most of you are aware that our school gym is currently closed for student and public use. I would like to dispel some of the rumors that might be circulating regarding the roof damage. First, the roof and ceiling are not collapsing. A structural engineer out of Billings has inspected the roof and declared that there is structural damage to some portions of the trusses. The damage is just enough to declare the gym unsafe for occupants. Second, the Opheim board is aware of the issues and has authorized the Superintendent to hire a...

  • In Support of Ruth Dowell

    Shirley Blatter, Glasgow, Mont.|Oct 10, 2018

    Dear Editor, I am writing this in support of Ruth Dowell for the office of County Clerk & Recorder. I have known Ruth since she was a child. I have watched her grow and handle the problems and challenges she has been dealt in life. I have been impressed with how she has continued to move on in spite of what she has gone through. She has taken every advantage of every opportunity to educate herself while supporting a family. Her experience as secretary for the Valley County Commissioners certainly has shown her competence and skills. I think...

  • To ALL the Valley County Residents

    Rhonda Roness James, Glasgow, Mont.|Oct 10, 2018

    Dear Editor, I am a resident of Nemont Manor. Moving to Nemont Manor was a tough decision for me, personally. I have come to realize in my first year of living here it was the BEST decision. When it was first announced that the full-pay tenants had to relocate, I realized that it wasn’t the new owner’s decision but that it was necessary to meet the requirements of the HUD regulations in order to get the funding necessary to do the repairs and upgrades that this building has needed for many years. Although I did not like that decision I cou...

  • Tom Boyer Earned My Vote

    Pearl Nickels, Fort Peck, Mont.|Oct 10, 2018

    Dear Editor, Needless to say, I was shocked, when I entered my home and realized the other entrance door had been broken into and the safe in my office had been stolen. After assessing the situation, I went into town and reported the crime to the Sheriff. After taking my statement, he said that a deputy would be out to investigate. That was Tom Boyer. He came in, introduced himself, and took my statement. He inspected the broken door and my office. Then he dusted for fingerprints. Before leaving he left his business card and that we would be...

  • 50 Years Goes By Fast

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Oct 10, 2018

    When I woke up Friday of last week, it was to the realization it really had been 50 years since my husband and I had gotten married. “Fifty years,” I thought. "How could it be? Wasn’t it just a few days ago we’d stood in the church my grandfather had helped build, promising to love and take care of each other for the rest of our lives?” Yet, the pictures on our living room walls of our children from the time they were small through their high school graduation and their own wedding days, along with those of the arrival of each grandchil...

  • Telling Our Story

    Mary Armstrong, Guest Column|Oct 10, 2018

    I attended the Two Rivers Economic Growth’s annual meeting last week. The guest speaker was Hal Stearns, noted Montana historian, who really has encyclopedic knowledge of our state. His presentation, “Montana Towns: Then, Now, and Tomorrow,” which he delivered with passion and energy, was full of anecdotal facts about the many towns across Montana. He talked in depth about the need for our towns to “tell their story” and gave many examples of towns that do a good job and towns who need to improve. This notion of telling our story resonates...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Oct 10, 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 – OCT. 11 2 p.m. - Country Schools Presentation by the Montana Preservation Alliance at the Valley County Pioneer Museum. 4 p.m. - 1940’s Birthday Party for those born in the year 1940 at the Cottonwood Inn. For more info., call 406-942-0962. 7 p.m. - Evolution of the American Sportsman at the Pioneer Museum. For more info., call 228-8692. 7 – 8 p.m. - Grief Support Group at Glasgow Evan...

  • Candidate Forum in Nashua

    For the Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    There will be a candidate forum on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Nashua Senior Citizens Center starting at 2:30 p.m. This will be a chance to meet the candidates running for county positions. At 2:35 p.m., County Commissioner candidates Mary Armstrong and Gilbert Mogan will take a few minutes to introduce themselves, make a statement, and answer questions from seniors and audience members. At 3:05 p.m., Sheriff candidates Joe Horn and Tom Boyer will take a few minutes to introduce themselves and answer questions. At 3:40 p.m., Clerk and Recorder...

  • Glasgow Driver License Station Closure for State-Wide Training

    Levi Worts, For the Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    The Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is closing the Glasgow CDL testing area and the Glasgow Driver License Station, located at 839 1st Ave S #1, from Monday, Oct. 15, to Friday, Oct. 19, for state-wide employee training. Once a year, MVD brings employees across the state together to ensure up-to-date training and opportunities for discussion. Questions or concerns can be emailed to [email protected] or by calling 1-866-450-8034. Customers can visit MVD’s website at dojmt.gov/driving to schedule appointments, find additional information and view l...

  • Country Schools Presentation at Pioneer Museum

    For the Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    Country school were a vital part of our homesteading history. Come join us at the Valley County Pioneer Museum at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 11, for a presentation by the Montana Preservation Alliance volunteers, Martha Vogt and Jim Greene. They will be showing schools they have been documented in other counties along the Hi-Line over the last few years for the Big Sky Schoolhouse Survey. They will be working in Valley County next summer and need volunteers to do phone research over the winter to discover still-standing schools in our county....

  • GHS Offering FAFSA Night

    For the Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    Glasgow High School is offering a FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, night on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., in the GHS library. Parents and students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the FAFSA process and fill out the FAFSA online. In order to fill out the FAFSA, please bring parent and student FAFSA ID numbers, social security numbers, driver’s licenses, and last year’s tax returns. Go to fsaid.ed.gov to obtain a FAFSA username and password, this ID will enable the parent and student to start the FAFSA process. If...

  • Winter in the Fall

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    Last week was not conducive to finishing my garden-clearing plans. Translation: the carrots are still in the ground. Or should I say, still in the mud? A couple more inches of heavy, wet snow fell early in the week. It has since melted, slowly, leaving the yard soggy and garden muddy. The low temperature we saw was 16 degrees, which shattered the record low for that date. It's not a new record we wanted. Again, I'll say that it is much too early in the fall to be having winter-weather...

  • Unshelved at GCCL: Accessing Digital Content

    Librarian Janet Eidson, For the Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    Libraries have rapidly advanced in technology over the last few years, and we would like to keep you updated as to what is available. We have many patrons whom we seldom see, but they constantly use our ebook and downloadable audiobook formats. In order to do so, you need a current library card, and a device, such as a Kindle, Nook, Smartphone, iPad, or computer, etc. You would also need the free download of Adobe Digital Editions, and the Overdrive app or the new Libby app. You would start at our website, www.glasgowlibrary.org. On the home...

  • Big Sky Series Brings Artists to Schools

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    "I was in those exact same seats, watching these very same performances." Though those same seats she referred to were in Malta, not Glasgow, the sentiment expressed by Kristen Estelle rang through. Her hard work and pursuit of her musical dreams brought her back to northeastern Montana to perform and answer questions from local music students. The Northeastern Arts Network's (NAN) Big Sky Series brings in a diverse array of musical performers each fall and winter for public performances and...

  • Northeast Montana Ag Expo Coming to Glasgow

    Glasgow Chamber, For the Courier|Oct 10, 2018

    Farmers, ranchers, and community members alike are asked to mark Friday, Oct. 12, on their calendar. It is on this date that the inaugural Northeast Montana Ag Expo will be held at the Valley Event Center. “Northeast Montana is rich in agriculture,” says Chamber Ag Committee Chair Haylie Shipp. “There is no reason that our area farmers and ranchers should have to travel to Billings or Great Falls to hear from top-notch speakers or see the latest in agribusiness.” To make the Northeast Montana Ag Expo a success, the Chamber is pooling its res...

  • Carmella "Carmen"Abern

    Oct 10, 2018

    Carmella "Carmen" (Stramaglio) Abern, 98, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully at her home of natural causes, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in the company of her daughter. As per Carmella's request, cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Inurnment will take place at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, Ill. Carmella "Carmen" was born Sept. 5, 1920, at the family home in Chicago, Ill. She was the third of 16, the daughter of Vito and Lucy (Aquino)...

  • Ronald Peter Tihista

    Oct 10, 2018

    Ronald Peter Tihista, 83, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018, after a brief illness. The recitation of the Most Holy Rosary and private Solemn High Requiem Mass was held at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Black Eagle, Mont., followed by a Celebration of Life reception. He was buried in Round Top, N.Y., at the Daughters of Mary Convent. Born May 18, 1935, in Nashua, Mont., he was the third child of Basque immigrants, Peter and Mae Tihista. The family...

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