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  • Shakespeare and Scholarships

    James Walling, The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    Citing the famous "All the world's a stage" speech from Shakespeare's As You Like It, Montana's representative to the 95th Miss America pageant stopped in Nashua Oct. 12 and spoke to students about the importance of character and her commitment to sharing an anti-bullying message among young people. 23-year-old Danielle Wineman of Cut Bank attended the famous competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sept. 15 and has been making her way around the state, stopping for appearances in Opheim,...

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  • Glasgow Burns Bright Before Dawn

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    A fire struck South Glasgow on Monday, Oct. 12. Firefighters were summoned to the alley at 9th St. and 2nd Ave. So. at 4:20 a.m. in response to a three-garage conflagration. While the men toiled to check the roaring flames, the garage across the street began to smoke. Georgie Kulczyk, who had awoken to the sharp static of the dispatch radio she keeps on her dresser and decided to hustle across town to witness the scene, alerted the men, and a group set to work stifling the blaze. The situation...

  • Chinook Winds Breeze Through the Hi-Line

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    The Northeastern Arts Network kicked off this year's series with a bonus concert. The Chinook Winds Quintet of the Great Falls Symphony graciously agreed to a community concert after conducting musical workshops at local schools. The Quintet, composed off Norman Gonzales, (flute), Melanie Pozdol (oboe), Chris Mothersole, (clarinet), Elizabeth Crawford, (bassoon), and Mike Nelon (horn), performed sets drawn primarily from the recent Vive La France Chamber Music Series in Great Falls. They opened...

  • Congressman Zinke Visits Valley County

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    “Montana matters. We’ve got just one representative in the house — but people care what Montana does. There’s the idea that what Montana is is hardworking, and its a true one.” These were the sentiments Congressman Ryan Zinke relayed to the dense crowd of students, ranchers, and small business owners packed into Farm & Equipment Sales in Glasgow the morning of Oct. 13. Zinke, in his first term as Montana’s lone house representative, has stopped through Valley County eight times in the past two years. His words to the mostly-supporti...

  • The Skinny on Siler

    James Walling, The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    This week, the Lifestyles page (8A) features an intensely personal account of the life and writing struggles of one of my favorite Montana writers, Jenny Siler (aka Alex Carr). She and I have some history that’s worth mentioning. Many years ago (I don’t care to admit just how many), I read Siler’s debut effort Easy Money, a blisteringly straightforward thriller featuring a strong female lead that earned the following praise from Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review: “Once in a blue moon, a new writer speaks up in a voice...

  • Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial: Construction Right On Schedule

    Oct 14, 2015

    Construction on the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Park continues in Fort Peck. Look for a full update on the site and the project as Veterans Day approaches....

  • Legal Touchstones and the Misuse of Media

    Mary Honrud, Sowing Notions|Oct 14, 2015

    The concept of "innocent until proven guilty” is one of the touchstones of our legal system. We are not to lock people away in jail/prison simply upon supposition and innuendo. They must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. However, there are many in the media who thrive and gain great financial and personal advantages by trying people in the public forum. These people seem to delight in pillorying those they’ve deemed guilty of some crime without the benefit of ever seeing any evidence of culpability. They are not...

  • There Never Was an Ideal Time

    Jim Elliott, Bucket of Bolts|Oct 14, 2015

    When I was young, I used to get around by hitchhiking, whether a few miles into town to work or across the entire country and up and down both coasts. It was not the most convenient way to travel, but it was certainly the cheapest, and I, like most anybody, was willing to sacrifice convenience for low cost; in fact, I had to. I remember spending a couple of hours in a snowstorm, cold and hungry, and hoping I’d get a ride before I got hit; hours in the desert heat near Yuma, Ariz., hot and thirsty; a full night and day trying to get a ride...

  • Ruth Bartolf

    Oct 14, 2015

    Ruth (Sauskojus) Bartolf of Oxbow, Saskatchawan, passed away at the Galloway Health Centre in Oxbow on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her parents, David and Marie (Waitschies) Sauskojus; one brother, Fredrick; one sister-in-law, Mary Henger; three brothers-in-law, John Bartolf, Henry (Linda) Bartolf and Adam Bartolf. Survivors include her husband, Mike; one son, David; one sister, Anna McIlroy; three brothers, Walter Sauskojus and his wife, Eleanor, Gerhardt...

  • Jackson Garrett Pederson

    Oct 14, 2015

    Jackson Garrett Pederson, 15 months, of Glasgow, Mont., returned home to Heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. He was born in Billings, Mont., on June 26, 2014, weighing a healthy 8 pounds, 6 ounces, to Ty Pederson and Amanda Rexhausen and an older brother, Kolt. He loved to run around in his walker and to devour food. He was very happy, yet an ornery little guy. He loved to be held, never wanting to be put down. He could look at you with mischief in his big brown eyes and you would wonder whether...

  • James Glennwood Browning

    Oct 14, 2015

    James Glennwood Browning, 65, a man who “meant what he said and said what he meant,” passed away quietly on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, after suffering a long battle from a knee replacement infection. He was a big man with an even bigger spirit, one who possessed a gentle heart despite having a hard head. You always knew where you stood with him. Born in Glasgow, Mont., to James “Glenn” and Leona Walters Browning, his first trip back to the Browning ranch near The Pines was in an airplane. He was mainly raised by his father, who, as the...

  • Scotties Turn Tables in Shutout of Harlem

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    "It was another step in the right direction for us," said head coach Greg Liebelt of his team's 35-0 drubbing of the Harlem Wildcats. "We played well." Coach Liebelt's sentiments would not - could not - have applied to his team a fortnight ago. Now, though, after a second-consecutive rousing smackdown of a division 2B rival, a playoff berth looking all the more likely to rise from the ashes of the first four weeks' charred horror show, Liebelt's levity fits his squad's form as a sleek tuxedo on...

  • Fossum Forges Forward in Helena, Poised for the Present

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    The rigors of everyday training endow Chase Fossum with a lurid portrait of balance's necessity in a productive life. Couple lifting sessions, team meetings and on-field practices with the social and scholarly demands placed on the shoulders of any college freshman, and one is left with a rough sketch of the NAIA athlete's kinetic schedule. This not to label the life too tall a drink for the young man. When the seemingly unconquerable is fitted with self-imported structure, the chimerical beast...

  • Scotties Stun Class A Glendive in Five

    Lori Dailey, For The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    Talk about a comeback! In unfamiliar territory, against a strong Class A Glendive team, the GHS girls started out in spurts - sometimes good, sometimes not so good, dropping the first two sets. Game three showed the first real spark of their desire to compete and they played what can only be described as 'recovery' volleyball before their confidence level began to inch up and they won that critical set. Game four was a solid win for the Scotties and game five was the icing on the cake, with...

  • Glasgow Falls Short of Podium at Crowded Miles City Meet

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    The Running Scotties strode to comfortable, if disappointing, 3rd and 4th-place finishes in Oct. 10's Miles City Invitational. Walker Allen's 17:26 in the boys' varsity race, good for 14th overall, led Glasgow's charge. Behind him came Ellis McKean (18:06, 21st), Gabe Hillock (19:03, 34th), Cade Myrick (19:04, 35th), and Braden Meland (19:09, 36th). The team's 140-point total cast an obese shadow over top three Harlem, Glendive, and Laurel's respective 28, 57, and 78 - though it provided a...

  • The Run Was Fun

    Oct 14, 2015

    Happily accepting the award for Mrs. Heringer's class, which won the fastest fourth-grade girls race, are Mandy Lin (center) and Eve Stone (left). The Glasgow High School cross country team hosts a fun run each fall for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at Centennial Park. The runners race one lap around the hilly park, and get a taste for competition as future Scotties....

  • Registration Opens for Hi-Line Skating

    Kim Girard, For The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    Registration for the 2015-2016 season with Hi-Line Skating will be Monday, Oct. 19 from 5-6:30 pm at the Valley Event Center. Children who need to rent skates should attend so that the proper skate size may be determined. The Basic Skills Program is for kindergarten through grade 12. Classes will be held on Mondays or Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15pm or Saturdays from 8:00-9:00 am. Cost is $45 for lessons and $15 for skate rental. Parents may skate at the same time as their children for just $12. The cost provides membership and insurance with US...

  • Bank--Nashua, 1924

    Oct 14, 2015

    Unkown men pose inside the State Bank of Nashua. Photo dated September 3, 1924...

  • No Such Thing as Easy Money

    Jenny Siler, For The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    About five years ago something devastating happened to me. After nearly two decades as a professional author I completely lost the ability to write. This thing that had been as easy and as natural as breathing, this wonderful, magical gift which had sustained me, both financially and mentally, for my entire adult life simply up and left me, like a disgruntled boyfriend racing off in his truck in the middle of the night. For a long time--several years, in fact--I refused to accept what had...

  • Film Review: Everest

    D.K. Holm, For The Courier|Oct 14, 2015

    The beauty of mountain climbing is its absurdity. Climbers do not follow their bliss in order to make scientific discoveries or chart new lands; they do so for self-glorification. It's a competitive sport, against one's own record, and against competing mountain stalkers who are equal or unequal seekers of fame, endorsements, biopics, and book deals. The recent documentary Meru, which has Montana connections, delved into the psychology of the climber. Jon Krakauer explored this psychology in...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events In Our Area

    Oct 14, 2015

    MONDAYS SEPT. 14 – DEC. 7 7-8:15 p.m. - GriefShare weekly seminar and support group designed to help rebuild your life after the death of a loved one at the Glasgow Evangelical Church located at 152 Aberdeen St. THURSDAY – OCT. 15 7 p.m. - The American Legion & Auxiliary #41 meet at the Glasgow VFW Hall. FRIDAY - OCT. 16 4-7 p.m. - Glasgow’s 5th Annual Chocolate Walk. Over 20 businesses are participating with sweet treats and everything is free. Pick your poker sheets up at the Apple Trolley or Prewett Interiors the day of the event. Call...

  • Youth Deer Hunt During Fall Break, General Opener Around the Corner

    MT FWP|Oct 14, 2015

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is reminding youngsters that a hunt for deer, limited to eligible hunters between the ages of 12–15, will take place this Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15–16, 2015. These dates coincide with Montana's annual 2-day teachers' convention, which are no-school days for most public school students. The 2-day youth hunt is open to: -Legally licensed 12-15 year olds who have completed hunter education and who are accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 18 years of...