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  • Community Shows Continued Support For Middle Of Nowhere Pony Club

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    The Middle Of Nowhere Pony Club has ended another successful season and celebrated with their members and the community on Oct. 7 during their Fall Round-Up Fundraiser at the Ridge Runners Saddle Club. This year's event saw the addition of the Pony Club Olympic Games, featuring teams from around the community, including C&B Equipment, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Northwest Real Estate and even some of the Pony Club dads came together for a team. As the teams competed in events such as...

  • DPHHS Honors Montana Centenarians

    For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    Montana centenarians were honored on Oct. 3 in Great Falls at the Holiday Inn Convention Center ballroom during a special luncheon, including Glasgow born Leo Pattison, 100 years old, who currently resides at the Care and Comfort Home in Havre. "Montana centenarians are absolute treasures," Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton said. "They have lived life to the fullest and bring so many life experiences with them. It's an honor to celebrate these...

  • Nashua FFA Competes In Recycle Montana Trash Dash

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    Recycle Montana and Coca Cola recently sponsored the annual Recycle Montana Trash Dash Sept. 17 through the 24 awarding the participating teams cash prizes for picking up garbage and recyclables in areas across the state. The teams weighed the "stuff" they collected and submitted the weights to Recycle Montana. The weights were compared across the board and winners were selected for the Most Recyclables and Heaviest Garbage. Cash was also awarded to the Teams for the Best Use of the Trash Dash...

  • Glasgow High School Library Receives Generous Grant

    For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    The Glasgow High School Library is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous grant from the Glasgow High School Educational Trust and the Herb and Lucille Friedl Family. This funding significantly enhanced the library's learning environment by allowing us to purchase new furniture for our students and patrons. The Glasgow High School Library has been a cornerstone of our school community for generations, fostering a love of reading, research, and collaboration among students and staff. In...

  • Tester, Lankford Demand Biden Administration Abandon Proposal That Could Close Nursing Homes Across Montana

    For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    As a part of his continued effort to support rural nursing homes and ensure Montana’s seniors are receiving the highest quality of long term care possible, U.S. Senator Jon Tester and his colleague Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma is leading a bipartisan group of Senators in demanding the Biden Administration abandon their proposed Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that would increase staffing ratios in rural nursing homes, which could result in mass facility closures across Montana. “In many parts of the cou...

  • Columbus Day

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    Remember when you were in school and Columbus Day was a part of our history lessons from early grades on and we learned about Christopher Columbus, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. I guess even as a young gal I knew that things change, but I naïvely thought that history was something to remember and did not change. I could always remember the date of Columbus Day recognition (maybe because it was my Grandmother’s birthday). I could ramble on, but since we can change names, dates, etc. of history that generations studied, I do wo...

  • Glasgow Scottie Facilities Bond Tidbits

    Oct 18, 2023

    The election was administered by the Valley County Election Administrator and was a mail-ballot election. Ballots were mailed out on Sept. 29 and must be returned by Oct. 17. Tidbit 1 What will the proposed $8.58 Million Dollar Facility Improvements Bond include? #1 – Replace the failed 80-year-old boiler at Glasgow High School to assure our students will have adequate heat in the winter months. #2 – Extensively repair damaged roofs at Glasgow High School and Glasgow Middle School to assure that we can keep the inside of our buildings free fro...

  • Glasgow Native Thorn Achieves Sergeant Major

    For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    The President of the United States has reposed special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of Matthew G. Thorn. In view of these qualities and demonstrated potential for increased responsibility, you are therefore, authorized to wear the uniform and insignia of Sergeant Major, effective 12 July 2023, by order of the Governor of South Dakota. Signed Jeffrey P. Marlette, Major General, South Dakota National Guard, The Adjutant General. SGM Matthew G. Thorn is a...

  • Director Scott Osterman Visiting Glasgow Oct. 20

    For the Courier

    Montana Department of Commerce Director Scott Osterman is planning a visit to Glasgow on Oct. 20 and he is hoping to meet with any local business community leaders that could participate in an open discussion. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m., in the Cottonwood Conference Room. The purchase of this visit is for Director Osterman to better understand the economic needs and opportunities in Glasgow and the surrounding area. He also wants to know what the obstacles are for growth in business, housing, infrastructure and touri...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Oct 18, 2023

    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 is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Visitors to the Fort Peck I... Full story

  • Dorothy Kolstad

    Oct 18, 2023

    Dorothy Ann (Molvig) Kolstad peacefully passed away early on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, at St John's assisted living facility in Billings, Mont. Ms. Kolstad lived 90 years. She started her life journey on April 16, 1933, in the Glasgow Hospital. She grew up outside of Glasgow in Tampico, Mont., where her father and mother, Chris and Agnes Molvig, carved out a farm and ranch from the dusty prairie. Her father, who had a clever sense of humor, naturally referred to his first child as Dusty all his... Full story

  • Gerald Edwin McPherson

    Oct 18, 2023

    Gerald Edwin McPherson (aka Jerry Mac) was born on Feb. 16, 1934, and crossed over into eternity on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. Mac was born in Glasgow, Mont., and reared on the McPherson ranch in McCone County. He was the third child of Thomas and Leila (Copeland) McPherson. Mac's sister, Phyllis, died in infancy, in 1927. Ronald was born in 1929 and finally Mac in 1934. Jerry and Ronnie grew up on the ranch during the "Dam Days": the construction of the Fort Peck Dam (1933-1940). Both Ronnie and... Full story

  • John Michael Hoyt

    Oct 18, 2023

    John was born July 22, 1946, in Portsmouth, Va., the son of John M. and Emma J. (Stroud) Hoyt. Mike (as the family called him) passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Florida. Mike was cremated and as per his request will be laid to rest beside his father, John, at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow at 1 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 20. Military Funeral Honors will be conducted by VFW Post 3107, Glasgow. He spent his early years in Virginia and Maine. Mike’s mother passed away in 1957 when he was 11 years old. His father later married Alice (... Full story

  • Gilbert A. DeSonia

    Oct 18, 2023

    Gilbert A. DeSonia, 84, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Glasgow. Services will be held at a later date.... Full story

  • Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Announces 2024 Inductees

    For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announces their 16th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. Inductees are honored for their notable contributions to the history and culture of Montana. “The Hall of Fame exists to honor those who have made an impact in their part of the state and represent Montana’s authentic Western heritage for future generations,” said DuWayne Wilson, MCHF & WHC president. “Our...

  • Outlook Mixed For Ag Industries In The Northwest

    For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    AgWest Farm Credit has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in its northern region of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. AgWest’s industry experts gather market information from various sources to deliver commodity-specific insights. All Market Snapshots are available at AgWest’s 12-month outlook for specific regional agricultural commodities is summarized below: Cattle The outlook for cattle suggests profitable returns for cow-calf pro...

  • USDA Reminds Montana Producers To File Fall Crop Acreage Reports

    US Dept. Of Agriculture, For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    Agricultural producers in Montana are reminded to complete their crop acreage reports after planting for Apiculture and any fall-seeded crops, such as winter wheat, triticale, or other fall-seeded small grains. Please make an appointment with the local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office before the Wednesday, Nov. 15, deadline. An acreage report documents a crop grown on a farm or ranch and its intended uses. Filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planted acreage, can...

  • Drought Conditions Continue In Missouri River Basin

    For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    The month of September brought mixed results for precipitation across the Missouri River Basin. Portions of Montana, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska received above average rainfall, while the remainder of the upper basin and lower basin were below average. Overall, September runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 1.3 million acre-feet, 109 percent of the long-term average. The annual runoff forecast for the upper Missouri River Basin above Sioux City is 29.1 MAF, 113 percent of average and the same as last...

  • Montana FSA Program Dates/Deadlines

    US Dept. Of Agriculture, For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    USDA in Montana reminds agricultural producers of important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program dates. Contact your local service center to apply and with any questions. Visit online at and Oct. 31, 2023: OCCSP signup is open now until Oct. 31. Oct. 31, 2023: Inflation Reduction Act Assistance for Producers Who Experienced Discrimination in USDA Farm Loan Programs application period closes. Applications are due Oct. 31. To ensure timely processing, there will be no extensions to the deadline. Nov. 1: Last day of 2023...

  • Lucky Clover 4-H Report

    Reporter Reata Walden, For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    The Lucky Clover 4-H Club met at El-Cor Del on Oct. 8. Congratulations to the new officers. President- Jaydeen; Vice President- Luke; Secretary- Reata; Treasurer- Britany; Reporter- Maddy; Sunshine Officer- Elise. Our next meeting will be on Nov. 12; 5 p.m., at the Senior Center. Let’s have another great 4-H year. 4-H Wreath and Greenery Sales are going on until Oct. 23, and if anyone is interested they can contact a Lucky Clover 4-H Member or call the Extension Office at 406-228-6241....

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Oct. 12 show 315 cattle sold. Cows and bulls steady on light supply. Utility and commercial cows brought in $95 to $111; Canner and cutter cows $80 to $95; and bulls $104 to $118. The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Oct. 5, show 549 cattle sold. Cows and bulls steady. Utility and commercial cows brought in $95 to $112; canner and cutter cows $85 to $96; and bulls $104 to $118....

  • Jehovah's Witnesses To Host Open House At Remodeled Kingdom Hall In Glasgow

    For the Courier

    All are welcome to attend a special open house event on Friday, Oct. 20, at the newly remodeled Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on 5th St. in Glasgow. “The community interest in and support for this project has been just great,” said Roberto Munguia, local spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Montana. “We’re excited to invite our neighbors to come take a look around and learn a little about how we use our centers of worship for Bible education.” During the open house, visitors can tour the building and hear highlights of the construct...

  • DPHHS Encourages Montanans To Prepare For Respiratory Illness this Fall, Winter

    For the Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    As Montana gears up to enter another respiratory illness season, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) encourages Montanans to take precautions to help protect against severe symptoms from COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. The number of people ill due to respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and RSV, is currently low across most of the United States, but has increased in recent weeks. Montana has already begun seeing...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 More than 100 repair projects have been identified at the Missouri River mainstream projects (dams and bank stabilization and navigation project) and associated infrastructure. Projects include repairing spillway gates, outlet works, scour areas, work recreational facilities, roads and other flood control structures that were damaged during the Missouri River Flood of 2011. The estimated cost of making these repairs totals $234 million. More than 20 years...

  • Murder Mystery Scares On Friday The 13th

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    The community had the opportunity to get some scares in Friday the 13th while attending the Glasgow Middle School sixth- and seventh-grade production of "Midnight Murder: An Original Murder Mystery," written by Brennan Peters and overseen by Lizzie Peters and Shyanne Wallace. Over the past two weeks, 22 sixth and seventh grade Drama Camp students came to the Glasgow High School auditorium to learn the ins and outs of putting on a show, from not only learning their lines and stage presence but...

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