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Articles from the October 17, 2018 edition

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  • Strommen Pleads Not Guilty

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    Valley County Sheriff's Deputy Luke Strommen is charged with Felony Sexual Abuse of a Child according to court documents filed in District Court in Glasgow on Oct. 11. He appeared in front of District Court Judge John Larson, of Missoula, via video conference with Assistant Attorney General David Buchler and attorney Casey Moore on Oct. 16. Valley County District Court Judge Yvonne Laird and County Attorney Dylan Jensen both recused themselves from the case. In court Tuesday afternoon, Strommen...

  • Nemont Manor Comes Under New Ownership, Closes Food Services

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    Nemont Manor was recently sold by its former board of directors to Affiliated Developers Inc., a 501(c)3 based in Berkley, Mich. Over the summer, concerns were raised publicly about the acquisition in an open letter by James Rickley that some of the residents were informed they may not meet the income requirements to remain at Nemont Manor. The Courier reached out to Laurie Smith, who works for Tamarack Properties in Billings, which manages the property for Affiliated Developers Inc., to discuss the issues at the affordable housing unit....

  • Gamas Running to Take JoP Seat

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    Christine Gamas is in the running to claim the Valley County Justice of the Peace seat in November's upcoming election. Gamas, who currently serves as the Clerk of Justice Court, is running against her current boss, Justice Christy Hillman. Gamas was born in Vancouver, Wash., and raised in northern California. She met her husband, a Glasgow native, while he was serving in the Navy at Alameda Naval Air Station on the San Francisco Bay. While in California, she attended San Jose State University...

  • Vote Ruth Dowell

    Joan Campbell, Glasgow, Mont.|Oct 17, 2018

    Dear Editor, To my friends, neighbors and former neighbors in this awesome community of Glasgow, Montana. I would like to solicit your vote for my friend, Ruth Dowell, for the position of Valley County Clerk and Recorder/Superintendent of Schools. As a registered alien citizen in this “Middle of Nowhere” area of Montana, I do not have the privilege to vote for my friend but sincerely ask you all to do so. Ruth is more than worthy of your consideration. She was raised in this area, attended schools in Fort Peck and Glasgow and graduated from Gla...

  • We Support Joe Horn for Valley County Sheriff

    Sievert McVee and Barnby, Glasgow, Mont.|Oct 17, 2018

    Dear Editor, The Sheriff election is probably the most important issue on the voting ballot this year for Valley County. Back in 2002, Glenn Meier ran for Sheriff. At that time, he said one of the biggest assets was the knowledge of the county roads and trails learned from his brand inspector job. He was right. Down the road, as incumbent, he was re-elected in 2010. His opponent was Joe Horn whose loss margin was quite low. Prior to the 2014 election, then Sheriff Meier was planning to retire. When no one stepped up to the plate to run against...

  • Before You Vote for Sheriff

    Karen Bender, Glasgow, Mont.|Oct 17, 2018

    Dear Editor, If you were unable to go to the public forum put on by Joe Horn’s biological daughters, you can see what went on at the meeting by going to YouTube and type in “Horn Public Forum.” It was very informative. If you have young teenage daughters or are young yourself, you should see this. Sincerely, Karen Bender Glasgow, Mont....

  • Rosendale Out of Touch with Eastern Montana

    John Moscarello, Fort Peck, Mont.|Oct 17, 2018

    Dear Editor, Matt Rosendale has lived in eastern Montana for nearly two decades but over that time he still remains out of touch with eastern Montanans. During Rosendale’s 2014 campaign for the House of Representatives, he called for the transfer of federally managed public lands to the state. Even going so far as to claim Bureau of Land Management lands were unconstitutional. That same year, in an interview during the race, he called PILT (Payments in Lieu of Taxes) a welfare check to local counties. Here in Valley County, we received $1.15 m...

  • Support Ruth Dowell

    Blaine White, Glasgow, Mont.|Oct 17, 2018

    Dear Editor, I am writing this letter on behalf of Ruth Dowell as she is currently running for the position of Valley County Clerk and Recorder. Ruth is familiar with our community and our county as she has lived here in the past and has family ties to the community as well. She has gained some valuable experience from a number of positions she has held while living in other parts of the state and country and has now brought some of her knowledge, expertise and experiences back to our county. I believe that she would serve as an excellent...

  • Vote Yes on I-185

    Ole Komrosky, Glasgow, Mont.|Oct 17, 2018

    To the Editor, I am writing this letter to urge Valley County voters to vote “YES” on Initiative 185. With the increased revenue generated by I-185, Montana’s children, seniors, chronically ill and disabled persons will all benefit. The initiative is essentially a tobacco tax and will generate revenue off the sale of cigarettes, chew, e-cigarettes and vaping products. If you do not use those products, you WILL NOT pay additional taxes. In addition to increased funding for veteran services, prescription drug programs, and the Healthy Monta...

  • Life is Full of Lessons to Learn

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Oct 17, 2018

    Last Saturday, Ellie, our seven-year-old granddaughter, watched me as I started crocheting a set of potholders. Seeing how intensely she was watching me, I asked her if she wanted to learn how to crochet. With a big smile, she enthusiastically shook her head yes. So, I told her to go get a skein of yarn and a crochet hook. Off she went at full tilt. Returning, she handed me yarn and hook. Just like that, she started learning how to crochet. Later on that evening, children learning how to crochet, plant a garden, ways to preserve food, grow...

  • Vote No on I-186

    Mike Lang, State Senator District 17|Oct 17, 2018

    While in Helena at the legislature, I work to pass legislation that encourages good paying jobs and a clean environment. I know that you do not have to choose one over the other. I-186 is proposing to jeopardize those good paying jobs, and possibly the tax dollars that pay to clean up the historical mining problems the proponents are touting. The Montana Legislative Services has said that I-186 has several ambiguous sections and undefined terms and contains conflicting legal standards that would lead to litigation and likely prevent mining....

  • Ag Expo Draws Crowd

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture's Northeast Montana Ag Expo drew a crowd of participants, businesses and vendors last Friday, Oct. 12. The event, which is coordinated by the Chamber, hosted vendors and business displays as varied as implements and trucks to electrical safety and seasonal employment assistance. The event also featured guest speakers and nationally recognized experts on agriculture and farm safety. The opening speaker was Tommy Grisafi who covered "risk manage...

  • Pumpkin Painting Season is Here

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  • Fort Peck Interpretive Center Fall Hours

    Sue Dalbey, For the Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    Come celebrate National Fossil Day on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Fort Peck Interpretive Center. There are plenty of opportunities to get close to those creatures and their bones from 65 million years ago. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center remains open in October and November from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In October, the Center is open Tuesday through Sunday. In November, the open days are reduced to Tuesday through Friday. The remainder of the year through mid-April, the Interpretive Center is open by appointment only. Powerhouse tours are also... Full story

  • Gianforte Staff Holding Mobile Office Hours in Glasgow

    Tom Schultz, For the Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte recently announced that Tayla Snapp, a member of his staff, will be conducting mobile office hours in Valley County on Wednesday, Oct. 24, starting at 2 p.m. Area residents are invited to visit with Snapp on an individual basis at the Valley County Courthouse Conference room, 501 East Court Street, Glasgow, and share their views, questions, or concerns regarding the federal government. The comments will then be shared with Congressman Gianforte. Residents may also inquire about federal programs or seek help... Full story

  • VC Transportation Advisory Meeting

    Colleen Forester, For the Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    There will be a Valley County Transportation Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1, starting at 2 p.m., at the Valley County Senior Citizen Center, 328 4th Street S. The general public and anyone interested in transportation in our county is invited to attend.... Full story

  • American Legion Auxiliary #41 Meeting

    For the Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    The American Legion Auxiliary #41 will meet Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Glasgow VFW. Hostess will be Adeline Mitchell. Mary Ann Riddick will have a report on the Auxiliary emergency fund, Rene Clampitt will report on Legislation and there will also be a report on Education and Scholarship.... Full story

  • Glasgow Music Fall Concerts

    Brad Persinger, For the Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    The Glasgow Middle School Music Department will have their fall concert on Monday, Oct. 22, starting at 7 p.m., in the Glasgow High School auditorium. The groups featured will be the sixth-grade choir, the seventh/eighth-grade choir, the sixth-grade band, and the seventh/eighth-grade band. The Glasgow High School High School Music Department will have their fall concert on Monday, Oct. 29, starting at 7 p.m., in the Glasgow High School auditorium. The groups featured will be the swing choir, concert choir and concert band.... Full story

  • Unshelved: Montana Talking Books Library

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    Did you know there is a reading program for Montana residents who cannot read standard print materials due to a blindness, reading disability, vision loss or physical limitation? Welcome to the Montana Talking Books Library (MTBL). Talking Books are recorded materials in audio format that are available for free loan. In addition, MTBL contracts with Utah State Library to provide Braille embossed library services to residents of Montana A wide variety of items and subject matter are offered. MTBL has an in-house recording studio where...

  • Hinsdale FFA Member Selected to Compete Nationally

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    The Hinsdale FFA Chapter has been selected to compete for national recognition in the career development event Creed at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 25 through Oct. 28. FFA member and sophomore at Hinsdale School Danika Soper will be representing the chapter at the event. Soper, an FFA member for four years, competed in the Creed Speaking Event at her chapter contest as a freshman earlier this year, which was her first experience with competing in the...

  • Family Reunions Are Always Great Ways to Catch Up After Years Have Passed

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    We have been away from home for the past week, traveling for a family reunion. My two younger sisters made the arrangements, and since they both live in southeastern Missouri, that's where we went. My husband and I traveled by car in rain almost the entire way. The first days were much warmer than what we'd left in Montana. My sister still has cherry tomatoes ripening in her yard, as well as lettuce and okra. Flowers are blooming. I had to take photos. But the rain and cooler weather followed...

  • Isabelle L. Broxson

    Oct 17, 2018

    Isabelle L. (Christinson) Broxson, 81, of Great Falls, Mont., passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, of natural causes. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home, in Great Falls. A funeral service will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m., in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior. She was born in Glasgow, Mont., on April 4, 1937, to James and Maybelle Christinson. She went on to marry... Full story

  • Scottie Harriers Sweep in Harlem, Missoula Bound

    George Kulczyk, The Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    The Scottie cross country team finished up their regular season of competition at the Harlem Invitational on Oct. 13. With a clean sweep of the meet for both the boys and girls, it was a nice way to end the season. Although both teams performed well, a change in the venue may have affected their overall performance. The course was originally set to be held in Harlem, but had to be moved to Ft. Belknap due to muddy conditions. Alaina Sallee, a senior on the team, was mildly disappointed in her...

  • 21 Seconds, 3 Yards, 6 Points

    George Kulczyk, The Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    The Scottie gridiron boys waited until the last seconds of their game vs. Baker to make the play of the night. The Oct. 12 contest held in Glasgow was stagnate for the majority of the night, with neither side making any progress on the field. Offensively, the Scotties struggled to score. They came within scoring position a number of times but could not capitalize on the opportunity. "I think senior night nerves had a lot to do with it for us," said senior Tayson Hoerster. "Plus, Baker brought it...

  • Lady Scots Win Two in a Row

    George Kulczyk, The Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    The Lady Scotties are packing in a lot of wins at the end of their season. With wins against Malta and Harlem, they extended their overall record to 8-2 and their conference record to 6-2. The girls traveled to Malta to take on the M-Ettes on Oct. 11. Glasgow defeated their rival in four games: 25-22, 25-20, 12-25, 25-17. "We played a great match in Malta," said head coach Somer Hoerster. "We played really well after having to change our game plan with Rachelle's (Glaser) injury in practice on...

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