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  • Glasgow School Bond Fails By Large Margin

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    After weeks and months of educating the public in a myriad of ways for the need of a $8,580,000 bond to pay for facility improvements in the Glasgow School District, the voters made their opinions known via a mail-in ballot from Sept. 29 through Oct. 17. The bond was to pay for improvements including replacing the Glasgow High School track and football field with synthetic surfaces and amenities, replacing or repairing sections of the Glasgow High School and Glasgow Middle School roofs, replacing a boiler at the Glasgow High School and if...

  • Glasgow City Council Meets In Regular Session

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    The Glasgow City Council met in regular session on Oct. 16, in the Council Chambers located inside of the Civic Center. The meeting started with approving regular business items such as payment of claims in the amount of $94,128.6; payment of Valley Court Apartment claims in the amount of $847.74; the July 2023 financials and minutes for the Oct. 2 meeting, The council also discussed shipping containers, heard a proposal from Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) to purchase a portion of Hoyt Park and discussed the closure of certain city...

  • Community Cash Program Suspended For 2023 Season

    For the Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture regrets to inform the community that we will not be offering the Community Cash Program this year. After much discussion with local banks and our board of directors, we came to a consensus that the program would not be offered. The decision was not taken lightly and we understand those of you that took advantage of the program on a continual basis and appreciate it. The program is a lot of work for all involved and we have seen a steady decline every year. We are hoping to revamp the program...

  • FMDH Celebrates 10 Years Sponsoring The Fresh Fruit And Veggie Program For GMS & GHS

    Taylor Holen, For the Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children. The FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education. Assistant Business Manager for Glasgow School District 1A Wh...

  • Spirit Of Halloween

    Oct 25, 2023

    On Oct. 16, Milk River Activity Center clients and Head Start students got into the Halloween spirit by working together to carve pumpkins that were grown in the Activity Center's garden....

  • Glasgow Author Makes Writing Debut With 'The Tooth Fairy's Stars'

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    Cara (Morehouse) Pinder launched her first children's book tour on Oct. 10 at the Loaded Toad to promote her new book "The Tooth Fairy's Stars." The tour continued throughout the week with stops at the Glasgow City-County Library during story hour, Blend 10 and the Harvest Bazaar. She completed her first sale just minutes into the first event to Sheila Doll. Pinder is a fifth-generation Montanan, born and raised in Glasgow, and graduated from Glasgow High School in 2003. She currently resides...

  • Why Is Economics Education Important?

    Oct 25, 2023

    Dear Editor, October is Economics Education Month – A time to promote the importance of economic education and to help all students understand how economic decisions and policies affect their lives, their communities, the state of Montana, and the world. Governor Gianforte recognizes October as Economics Education Month with a Proclamation noting Econ Ed equips students with invaluable skills and tools to help ensure they are well rounded and well prepared to thrive and achieve their American d...

  • Increase Federal Funding For Cultivated-Meat Research

    Oct 25, 2023

    Dear Editor, This year's farm bill should significantly increase federal funding for cultivated-meat research. For those who don't know, cultivated meat is grown from livestock cells, without slaughter. It has the potential to dramatically reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, our pandemic risk, and the suffering we inflict on animals. While the product is currently sold in a few high-end restaurants, further research is needed for cultivated meat to achieve price parity with slaughtered meat, which...

  • Montana VA Encourages Veterans To Be Breast Cancer Aware

    For the Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    The Montana VA Health Care System (Montana VA) encourages Veterans to be proactive with breast health during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women after skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Statistically, one in eight Montana women will develop breast cancer. In Montana, with a population of 1.1 million people, this represents around 62,500 Montana women. Both men and women can develop breast cancer. One in 100 men can develop breast cancer, or about 5,500 M...

  • Montana Reaches 23rd Consecutive Month of Unemployment Below 3 Percent

    For the Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    Governor Greg Gianforte announced on Oct. 20 Montana reached its 23rd consecutive month of unemployment below three percent. Prior to the governor taking office, Montana’s unemployment rate had fallen below 3 percent only three times since record-keeping began 50 years ago. “Thanks to the hard work of job creators and our pro-jobs, pro-business policies, Montanans have more opportunity than ever before to obtain and thrive in a good-paying job – from high tech to the construction trades,” Gov. Gianforte said. “Employees with our Montana w...

  • Halloween

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    Remember Halloween’s from your past? Did you do more than just go to the neighborhood homes to request a treat, or were you involved in trickery too? I don’t know if all young people in small town used to get so involved with trickery but the Town of Opheim was quite lively Halloween night You might find your outhouse moved, as one was once found on the steps of the school house come morning. You didn’t want to leave any windows open in your office or home as you may find it inhabited with chickens, or the implement dealer may have found much...

  • Opheim Fall Concert Wows Audience

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    Opheim School held their fall concert on Oct. 16 in the school's gymnasium where students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade showed family, friends and the community what they have been working on in music, choir and band class since school began. The pre-kindergarten through second grade students sang "Whacky Do Re Mi," "I'm a Little Teapot," "Baby Dinosaur," and "I Love America." Third through fifth graders sang "How Do You Tell A Veteran Thank You?," "I Like The Colors Of The Fall," and...

  • Valley County Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Nov. 2

    For the Courier

    The Valley County Transportation Advisory Committee meeting will be meeting Thursday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m., in the Valley County Senior Citizen Center, 328 4th Street South, Glasgow. If you prefer, you may join the meeting via phone by calling 1-571-748-4021 Pin: 2672541#. The general public and anyone interested in transportation in our county is invited.... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Oct 25, 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 Interpre... Full story

  • Come Together For National Red Ribbon Week

    For the Courier

    Every year during the last week in October, the country comes together for Red Ribbon Week. This week long observance is considered the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. The campaign focuses on the mission of keeping kids drug-free. The event started as a result of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a drug enforcement administration agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. In honor of Kiki’s memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents then began to fo...

  • John 'Jack' A. Brooks

    Oct 25, 2023

    John A. "Jack" Brooks, age 83 of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, after a brief illness. Jack's family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. A Celebration of his Life will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at Bell Mortuary. There will be a reception in Jack's honor at VFW Post 3107 (~3:30 p.m.) following his inurnment in Highland Cemetery, Glasgow. Jack was born to John and Claudia (Jackson) Brooks on Nov.... Full story

  • Evelyn Mix

    Oct 25, 2023

    Evelyn Dora Mix, 89, formerly from Hinsdale Mont., died peacefully surrounded by love, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, where she was residing in Glasgow, Mont. Family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Hinsdale American Legion in Hinsdale with Pastor Doris Tollefson officiating. Burial will take place in Hillview Cemetery following the services. Evelyn was born Jan. 17, 1934, in Homestead,... Full story

  • Change Is Coming To Valley County Transit

    For the Courier

    Valley County Transit has signed a contract for new dispatch software that will be in place the end of November. This will be a change for all passengers as well as the staff and drivers of Valley County Transit. In preparation for this change and to make this new system work the best for everyone: You must make a reservation for every single ride needed; You will no longer be able to just “hop on” the bus without a reservation; You must provide the total number of passengers you are calling for and have the destination name/address; You mus...

  • Dorothy Kolstad Services

    Oct 25, 2023

    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Mont. Inurnment will be in Highland Cemetery. A reception and time of sharing will follow at the Glasgow Elks Lodge about 3:30 p.m.... Full story

  • Genetic Merit Pricing Task Force Begins Work to Accelerate Use of Genetic Information in the Feeder Cattle Market

    Red Angus Media, For the Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    Price discovery in the feeder cattle market rarely includes genetic information. Almost nothing is known about the genetics of 98 percent of feeder cattle being sold on a weekly basis. That is unfortunate and it holds the industry back, because genetics control approximately one-third of growth, efficiency and carcass results. Enter the Genetic Merit Pricing Task Force, a coalition of 32 producers from all industry segments assembled to help the industry accelerate toward widespread use of genetic information in pricing feeder cattle. Ken...

  • Avian Influenza Confirmed In Glacier County

    For the Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    On Oct. 10, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a Glacier County poultry flock. This is Montana’s 18th affected flock linked to the ongoing national HPAI outbreak which began in early 2022. The Department is also awaiting confirmation of a backyard flock in Flathead County. The last confirmed HPAI infection in Montana was April 2023. This HPAI variant is spread from migratory waterfowl and infections in domestic poultry following the spring and fall migrations. This pattern is c...

  • What Is IRMAA?

    Aging Services Specialist Lisa Baxter, For the Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    Well IRMAA is NOT a beautiful woman! IRMAA (Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount) is a surcharge added to the Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D standard premiums for persons who have incomes above the income thresholds set annually by the Social Security Administration. These thresholds are calculated using a person’s MAGI (modified adjusted gross income) from the two years prior as reported on your federal income tax returns. The MAGI combines your adjusted gross income (AGI) and any non-taxable interest earned during the year. In 2024 t...

  • Primary Children's Sacrament Meeting Presentation Oct. 29

    For the Courier

    The public is invited to enjoy the annual Primary Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m., at the Glasgow ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 15 Airport Road. This year children ages three to 11 studied the New Testament and learned of Jesus Christ’s life, example, and His love for God’s children. They learned of his birth, miracles, his victory over death, and the personal nature of his atoning sacrifice. They have practiced various songs that they will perform between narration. All a... Full story

  • Independence Bank Gives Back To Valley County Schools

    Oct 25, 2023

    Independence Bank is giving back with spirit and is proud to have presented Glasgow, Hinsdale, Nashua and Opheim Schools with donations totaling $9,760.25 for their School Spirit Debit Card participation. Glasgow received $7,477.20, Nashua received $1,207.20, Opheim received $656.20 and Hinsdale received $419.65. Thanks to customers who selected and used their IB School Spirit Debit Cards, Independence Bank donated over $89,000 this fall to 29 participating area public schools. This is the fifth year the School Spirit Debit Card program has...

  • Baker Wins Girls Cross Country Championship

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Oct 25, 2023

    Scottie cross country head coach Tim Phillips was expecting a tight race for the girls team championship at the State meet this weekend and he got it. Manhattan came out on top with a score of 93 but Glasgow came in at a close second with 103 team points. Huntley Project claimed third with 137 points. Phillips said, "For the girls, when we had our first meeting, I said I'd be disappointed if we didn't get first at state. And I am. We gave it a great shot, but just couldn't outrun Manhattan. But...

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