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  • Glasgow Residents Take Prizes in Montana State Lottery

    George Kesel, Montana Lottery|Oct 21, 2015

    Glasgow has proven hot recently in the lottery department, and Ballard Williams is basking in the heat. He won the $75,000 grand prize with a Frogger Scratch ticket purchased from the Agland Co-op at 300 U.S. Highway 2 in Wolf Point on Friday, Oct. 16. Ballard moved up from Texas about five years ago, and he loves it in Glasgow. But when he called his girlfriend in Texas and told her he'd won the grand prize, she asked if he was kidding. Ballard said, "It took a little convincing, but she knows...

  • Oct 21, 2015

    Classifieds for the week of Oct. 21, 2015....  Website

  • Vet Clinic Open Despite Loss

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 21, 2015

    In the wake of Doctor Russell J. Smith's passing, the Glasgow Veterinary Clinic consolidates its mettle to move forward. "Its been a tragedy," said Shirley Siefert, "but we're working through it. It's one day at a time out here." Dr. Smith was beloved by co-workers and customers alike. Though he served as the clinic's lone veterinarian, Siefert assures that business will continue as usual. "We have a relief vet [erinarian] coming in to perform professional services: spays, neuters, teeth cleanin...

  • A Vague Hypothesis:

    James Walling, The Courier|Oct 21, 2015

    It has been more than a month since the Courier first asked the American Prairie Reserve's Hilary Parker for evidence of site-specific research related to "free-roaming" bison release efforts in Northeastern Montana. The best answer we've received to date has been a vague, "We base our decisions on modern scientific research and the data it provides," from APR lead scientist Dr. Kyran Kunkel. If true, the statement hasn't been followed by any relevant research or data. Phrases like...

  • City Council Roundup

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 21, 2015

    The Glasgow City Court received a $333,167 federal grant for the establishment of an adult treatment court. “Not a lot of limited courts of jurisdiction are awarded these grants,” said City Judge Lynn Gilbert. “This is something we’ve been working long and hard on, since May of last year. I’m proud of what we’ve done; we and Valley County are very fortunate.” The court plans to hire two new workers – a Drug Court Coordinator, a position which Gilbert demands be filled by someone with a minimum five years’ administrative experience, and a...

  • Sheriff's PSA: Dispatch

    James Walling, The Courier|Oct 21, 2015

    On Saturday, Oct. 24, a new generator is being installed at the Valley County Courthouse, necessitating interruptions in electrical and other services. According to Sheriff Glen Meier, “This could intermittently affect dispatch and our ability to take incoming calls.” Interruptions may occur between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. All affected calls will be rerouted to Phillips County dispatch. Non-emergency calls to 228-4333 may be interrupted as well. The public is encouraged to try two alternate numbers: 263-4333 and 263-4334. Meier adds, “We will still... Full story

  • Local Elections are Coming Up

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 21, 2015

    On Nov. 3, townspeople around Valley County will turn out to vote in their city’s respective municipal elections. The candidates and the positions for which they’re running are as follows: Fort Peck: Mayor (4 year term): John Jones (incumbent) – unopposed Alderman/woman (4 yrs; 3 seats): Justin Schaaf (inc.); Kirsten Marie Holte (inc.); Mark Sullivan (inc.) Nashua: Alderman/woman (4 yrs; 2 seats): Robert I Zeluff (inc.); Michael Lee Stingley (inc.); Judy Boyum Opheim: Alderman/woman (4 yrs; 2 seats): Michael Roberton (inc.); Les Redfield (inc.... Full story

  • Think Before You Donate

    Virgil Vaupel, Thanks For Listening|Oct 21, 2015

    Folks, it’s that time of year again when charities from all over the world will be pulling on your heart strings to send them money. Some of these charities are legitimate and worthy of your donation. Some are not. For the past few years I have received an e-mail about this time of year with the subject “Think Before You Donate.” It’s one of those e-mails that rise up out of cyberspace now and again. No one knows who wrote the original. I’m sure you have been the recipient of some of these urban legend e-mails. This particular one lists fiv...

  • Deficits in Diplomacy

    Mary Honrud, Sowing Notions|Oct 21, 2015

    It seems to me that there is a lot more name-calling and mud-slinging done in politics, or at least more people seem to agree with the names being thrown about. Both parties are equally guilty. On one side you have 'cReepublicans' and on the other side you have 'libtards.' (There are a lot of other terms being used as well.) Talk show hosts and TV personalities are also prone to this. Anyone who has watched Bill O’Reilly has heard him denigrating ‘pinheads,' while Rush Limbaugh goes after ‘feminazis.' Who could support anyone so desig...

  • Hip Replacement, Tenacity and Endurance

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just A Thought|Oct 21, 2015

    I’d been experiencing increasing pain in my right leg and decided I needed to find out what was causing it. So for most of the past month I’ve been in Billings for medical tests and consultations that resulted in the total replacement of my right hip. On Sept. 23, Dr. Robert Schultz informed me that the only choice I had to get rid of the pain and lethargic feeling I was having was to totally replace my right hip. I was released from the hospital on Sept. 28, and returned home the following day. I returned to Billings to have the staples rem...

  • Dr. Mirich, We Need You

    Candis France, Letter To The Editor|Oct 21, 2015

    Dr. Mirich, We Need You Three years ago, my daughter injured her knee and needed emergency surgery. It was a very hard time as she wasn’t immediately diagnosed. Fortunately she was able to get in to see Dr. Mirich and got the surgery she needed, thanks to this outstanding doctor. I have often thought how extremely fortunate we were to have him here locally, and would try to visualize the nightmare it would have been if we would have had to go to Billings. I know he is and has been such a blessing to this community and our story is by far not t...

  • Hello from Horace!

    Horace Sense, Letter To The Editor|Oct 21, 2015

    Mary Honrud’s common sense commentary, “A Return To Founding Values,” provided a valuable reminder of the efforts of the framers of the Constitution to specifically avoid the repressiveness associated with creating any kind of religious nation, “Christian Nation” or otherwise. She effectively demonstrated that they understood that no religion has a lock on the truth so they drafted the religion clauses in the First Amendment to ensure freedom of belief, and therefore tolerance of diversity. I’m not a liberal, nor a conservative, (or atheist...

  • Rocking Out!

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Oct 21, 2015

    I am a rock enthusiast of sorts. I like flat rocks and character rocks, and my sense of character may be entirely different from anyone else. This interest in rocks brings to mind the many hours that farmers have spent clearing ground of rocks in order to till the ground. I am sure there are some who remember rocks being removed from areas using a team of horses pulling a sled-type thing, which was called a “stone boat.” Imagine the backbreaking work this was, and I am pretty sure it involved the whole family. As you travel the highways or rur...

  • Leonard Etchart

    Oct 21, 2015

    Leonard "Len" Etchart, 87, slipped peacefully into the arms of his Creator, on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Father, Brother, Husband, Uncle, Papa, Friend and "Doc" - he was beloved and will be missed by many. He was born Jan. 21, 1928, to Catherine and John Etchart, near Tampico, Mont. He was the youngest of five children, following Ferne, Gene, Mitch and Mark. Working on the family ranch developed his strong work ethic and the ability to build and fix ANYTHING. That is also where he began his...

  • Dorothy Elizabeth Taylor

    Oct 21, 2015

    Our beloved mother, Dorothy Elizabeth (Fink) Taylor, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at the age of 89. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Glasgow Evangelical Church located at 152 Aberdeen St. in Glasgow. She was born on Sept. 16, 1926, in La Verne, Calif., to Vern and Mildred (Brooks) Fink. Through her early years she attended La Verne Elementary, Empire Junior High and graduated from Turlock High School. One of her childhood...

  • Faithe Marie Schellinger

    Oct 21, 2015

    Surrounded by her husband and children, Faithe Marie (Rasmussen) Schellinger, 72, of Kalispell, Mont., left this world to join her loved ones in heaven on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, after bravely losing a battle with cancer. Her courage and compassion during her short battle was an inspiration to us all. She was born to Alvin and Leone Rasmussen in Glasgow on Feb. 23, 1943. She spent her childhood in Glasgow with her brother, Lee, and sister Jerri, and she attended and graduated from Glasgow High...

  • John V. Knight

    Oct 21, 2015

    John V. Knight passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Perham, Minn. Cremation has taken place and funeral services will be held Nov. 6, in Perham. A full obituary will follow.... Full story

  • Memorial Services for Mark Jackson

    Oct 21, 2015

    There will be a Celebration of Life for Mark Jackson Saturday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. at OB’s in Saco. Please come join us and share your stories and memories of Mark with the family. We look forward to seeing you there.... Full story

  • Young Hunters at Work

    Oct 21, 2015

    McKenna Strommen, 11, harvested her first buck on Oct. 15 with the help of her proud dad, Luke. Walking for miles on the Milk River bottom to no avail, the Strommens set up a blind beside an alfalfa field mid-day but counted more turkeys than deer--until her perfect buck walked in. "I will never forget that moment in the blind when she screamed "I just shot my first buck!" and jumped up on me with the biggest hug ever", said Luke. To prepare for her first hunt, McKenna spent some time at the... Full story

  • Scotties Blast Poplar In Third Straight Win

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 21, 2015

    The Red and White returned from Poplar in high spirits. A 63-22 victory over the host Indians marked the team's third straight conference triumph and sets up a winner-take-all showdown with Malta for the District 2B division title. The Scotties ran up the score early via a potent offensive attack. After the first quarter, the team led 28-0. At half, the score was 42-7. "We anticipated we'd have success with our run game," said Head Coach Greg Liebelt, "so instead of taking what they were giving...

  • Hockey in the Heartland

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 21, 2015

    A wide-swept hurricane of detritus pocks the empty Valley County Event Center parking lot on a hot mid-July morning. Crumpled Wrigley wrappers, beer cans crushed into the loose gravel by indifferent truck tires, and used "human snakeskins" croak inert melodies of their bygone import from isolated lily pads on an ocean of disuse begotten by excitable Northeastern Montana fairgoers too hurried to maintain the plain beauty of the unadorned. The first flutter of torn, spent plastic from between...

  • Running Scotties Sweep Plentywood in Final Tune-Up

    Patrick Burr, The Courier|Oct 21, 2015

    Four Glasgow runners finished in their respective meet's overall top five - Walker Allen and Ellis McKean for the boys, Emily and Julia Kolstad for the girls - as the Scotties coasted to top honors in Plentywood on Oct. 17. Merlin McKean, Braden Meland, and Cade Myrick rounded out the male scorers in their fourth victory of the season. Morgan Guttenberg, Alex Simensen, and Katie Kaiser slotted 3-4-5 for the girls, whose triumph marked a hat-trick of 1st place races in 2015. Saturday, both...

  • Scotties Inch Towards Volleyball 2B Title

    Lori Dailey, For The Courier|Oct 21, 2015

    The Scottie volleyball season is rapidly coming to a close. Another conference victory, this one over a very scrappy and determined Harlem team, put the Scotties closer to finishing on top of the 2B District. But there are two more important matches before tourney time. GHS travels to Sidney for a re-match against the Class A Eagles. Overpowering offense kept the Scotties out of the game two weeks ago, but they are aiming for a different outcome this time. Hopefully the extra hours of defensive...

  • New Cooperative Access Project in North Valley County

    BLM Glasgow Field Office|Oct 21, 2015

    Carroll MT Properties, the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation have teamed together to improve access to over 30,000 acres of public lands and to provide new access to 9,000 acres of private lands. This agreement, which begins with the start of the big game rifle season, provides public hunting access to the heart of the Deep Creek and Willow Creek watersheds in the northern portion of Valley County on the former Hinsdale Livestock Company lands. The agreement provides an access point off of Rock... Full story

  • College Hoops Clinic at Glasgow Gymnasium

    Oct 21, 2015

    Local young basketball players enjoyed an afternoon with the MSU-Northern Lady Skylights team in a skills camp organized by the Glasgow Area Basketball Club on Oct. 17. Skylights head coach, Chris Mouat, reviews the drills that the kids practiced in this free clinic. The Skylights later played an exhibition game against the Miles City Community College at GHS.... Full story

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