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  • Haunted Hayride

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    The Glasgow High School Student Council, Key Club, Book Club and Cross Country hosted their fourth annual haunted hayride in the barren cottonwood groves, brambles and thickets along Sullivan Park last Thursday, Oct. 25. The evening brought favorably warm conditions for an All Hallows' Eve-themed spook fest, and a rising full moon punctuated the evening's ambience. The hayride featured both a scary edition; complete with electric chair executions, the walking dead and ghostly thrills; and a...

  • Charges Dismissed Against Ersness in Homicide Case

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    The Valley County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the charge of Deliberate Homicide against John Ersness has been dismissed without prejudice by Valley County Justice Court. The request to dismiss was made by Valley County Attorney Dylan Jensen. Ersness had been charged with deliberate homicide following his arrest on Sept. 27, after his brother had been found dead in his home at Fort Peck following an alleged altercation between the two. Deputies had confronted Ersness while he was leaving the area of Fort Peck, and had not held him c...

  • VCHD Receives $5K Grant to Improve Services

    Michelle Bigelbach|Oct 31, 2018

    The Valley County Health Department was recently awarded a $5,000 Barclay-Giel Seed Grant in order to improve their family planning program and to promote oral health in the community. The Department was one of 20 recipients countrywide to receive the funding in the program’s inaugural year. “We are pretty excited to be the only public health department in the state of Montana to be awarded this grant,” said Director of Valley County Health Department Crystal Alvarado. “Seeing all the countrywide programs that were funded, really showed...

  • Over 20 Years of the FMDH Health Fair

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital hosted their annual health and wellness fair this past Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Glasgow Civic Center. For over 20 years, FMDH has hosted the annual event in an effort to educate the public on issues and ailments facing the world. This year was no exception and the fair featured 28 booths including displays as diverse as local law enforcement, the Valley County Health Department, Hi-Line Homes and various departments of FMDH including 5th Avenue Pharmacy,...

  • Operation Christmas Child Kicks Off 25th Year

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    The Glasgow Evangelical Church, 152 Aberdeen St. Glasgow, is once again serving as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. The church will be open for collecting on Monday, Nov. 12, through Monday, Nov. 19. Hours for drop-off will be 10 a.m. to noon everyday except for Saturday, Nov. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, noon to 4 p.m. After Nov. 19, all shoeboxes collected will be picked up and will travel to distribution centers where the boxes will then be prepped for...

  • Let's Save Lives with I-185

    Marina Hansen and Alexander Kurtz, MT WWAMI Medical Students|Oct 31, 2018

    Dear Editor, Montana's Medicaid expansion has been helping those stuck in healthcare limbo. For several years now, our Medicaid expansion program has supported those who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but still cannot afford quality healthcare. This program helps provide healthcare to those in need and continues to produce approximately $400 million in new spending each year, bolstering Montana's economy. Furthermore, Medicaid expansion improves the health outcomes of patients across the...

  • Disbelief in Public Knowledge

    Donna Dascher, Glasgow, Mont.|Oct 31, 2018

    Dear Editor, The Oct. 17 Courier really took me by surprise! Why would the Sheriff's Dept. or DOJ release so much evidence in a pending case? Because it is public knowledge! I am still a firm believer that we are innocent until proven guilty and there are always two sides to every story. Just remember this verse, "Ye who has not sinned, cast the first stone." Let's not let this tear our community apart. Instead, let's come together and support the ones that are affected by this. This includes...

  • Manhattan Coach Praises GHS X-Country

    John Sillitti, Head XC and Track and Field Coach, Manhattan, Mont.|Oct 31, 2018

    Dear friends in Glasgow, As I headed home from the state cross country meet last weekend, I thought about your kids. This was the most emotional state cross country meet I have ever been a part of. That's partly because the race was so close, but more than that I think it was because we saw two teams that really cared. They didn't just care about their individual performances, they cared about their teams. You could see it in our boys' faces, in their races, and with their teammates after the...

  • Bread Pudding at Johnie's Cafe

    Bob Magart, Whitehall, Mont.|Oct 31, 2018

    Dear Editor, I got a great kick out of the back page "Bread Pudding Season," by Gwen Cornwell. I don't know Cornwell, but Cornwell writing about Bread Pudding, I knew it would be good. Well, the Johnny Cafe, rushed back to my mind and so did two other names, Emory Robothom and Jon Jondrow. Emory took me to the Johnny for lunch several times. We'd fight over who was buying, and I couldn't swear by it, but I think I had bread pudding more than once. I also think it was kind of crunchy on the side...

  • I Support Joe Horn

    Dick Britzman, Retired Valley County Sheriff|Oct 31, 2018

    Dear Editor, As a former Valley County Sheriff, rancher and 3rd generation Valley County resident I'm greatly concerned with the direction our Sheriff's Office is going. That is why I am supporting Joe Horn. With all the loss of experience the Sheriff's Office is confronting (losing 3 or more of their most experienced officers) we need to elect a Sheriff with experience, training and street sense. Joe's 27+ years of actual law enforcement experience is going to be badly needed with all the...

  • Working With President Trump and Delivering Results for Montana

    Greg Gianforte, Congressman for Montana|Oct 31, 2018

    Dear Voters, Montana is special. That's why my wife, Susan, and I raised our four kids here. It's why we started a business here in our home – one that created hundreds of high-paying, Montana jobs. And it's why I ran for Congress – to protect our Montana way of life. I'm honored to serve as your lone voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. It's a responsibility I take very seriously. The only way I know to do this job is stay connected with Montanans where we live, work and recreate. In my...

  • Be an Informed Voter

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Oct 31, 2018

    A rule in internet chat rooms is that two topics you are asked not to discuss are politics and religion. It is easy to understand that rule. Those two topics can cause violent reactions. Everyone has their own opinions and ideas about politics and religion and we should be able to discuss them in a respectful manner. But, as we know and lately have seen, that is not always the case. It is not only sad but heartbreaking as well to see what’s been happening in our country and our world. There has been many ideas offered as to why, greed, p...

  • Middle of Nowhere Polar Plunge

    For the Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    On Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., the Middle of Nowhere Polar Plunge will take place at the Glasgow Civic Center. Join us for fun and a chance to raise funds to benefit our local Special Olympics Athletes, many of whom will be participating in the plunge. Come out and get Freezin’ for Reason for the athletes of Special Olympics Montana This event is open to anyone that wishes to take the plunge and support our local Special Olympics Athletes. Too chicken to plunge? No problem, you can still be a part of the fun. Simply register as a chicken a... Full story

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    Steve Mulonet, For the Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet, service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting Malta and Glasgow to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you. Service officers will be in Glasgow on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Glasgow VA Clinic. They will also be in Malta on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. If bad weather exists on days of travel, stay... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Oct 31, 2018

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be changing schedules on Nov. 1. New schedule is Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. We will be closed for the month of January. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY – OCT. 31 4 p.m. - Opheim Northern Lights 4H Club hosting a Halloween Party at the Ophem school room. THURSDAY – NOV. 1 2 p.m. - Valley County Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting at Valley County Senior Citizen Cen... Full story

  • Landon Lee Costin

    Oct 31, 2018

    Landon Lee Costin, 25, a beekeeper, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, tragically in Gunnison, Colo., leaving us empty and heartbroken. He was born to Coleen (Albus) and David Costin on July 18, 1993, in Wolf Point, Mont. What a joy it was to welcome him! He was raised northwest of Saco on the family ranch and attended Saco schools for a number of years before transferring to Malta schools, where he graduated with the class of 2012. He was a happy smiling boy with a fascination for... Full story

  • René Siler

    Oct 31, 2018

    René (Wetzel) Siler passed away early Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, after a long illness. She is finally at peace and out of pain. She will be missed by many. Her wishes were to be taken to the Pines, where she had many special memories throughout her lifetime. We will fulfill her wishes at a private ceremony on a future date. She is preceded in death by her beloved mom, Ione (Collings) Wetzel. She is survived by two sons, James and Dan Morth, both of Billings, Mont.; her father Roy (Bev) Wetzel, of Glasgow, Mont.; two brothers, Dan and Wade... Full story

  • Fredrick "Fred" William Eckard Services

    Oct 31, 2018

    Fred Eckard passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Services will be held Friday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m., at St. Raphael's Catholic Church.... Full story

  • Lady Scotties Finish Third at District 2B, Stay Positive About Upcoming Divisional Competition

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    A disappointing loss to Malta ended the District 2B Volleyball Tournament for the Lady Scotties on Oct. 27. According to head coach Somer Hoerster, going into districts, the Scotties spent some time working on their serve receive and were focused on using an attack at every opportunity "We've also been working on a lot of play at the net," she added. " I've been trying to put the girls in tough positions in drills where they have to jump and decide in the air whether to block the ball, swing,...

  • Scotties Fall From Football Playoffs in First Round

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    The 2018 Scottie football season came to a close on Oct. 27, following a loss to the Colstrip Colts. Despite the loss, head coach Pat Barnett described the game as, “Maybe the best game we played all year. We started strong and we finished strong.” The Scotties faced the Colts on Aug. 31, to kick off the regular season and Colstrip dominated that entire game, defeating Glasgow 40-6. There was a marked improvement in the Scottie's performance during Saturday's first-round playoff game however, as they led 16-15 at the half. Barnett att...

  • Lady Mavs 2nd at District 3C, Lady Lions End Season

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    The North Country Lady Mavericks defeated the Lustre Christian Lady Lions in two matches to claim the second-place trophy at the District 3C volleyball tournament held in Saco, Oct. 26. The two teams first met at 10 a.m., which was the first scheduled game of the three-team bracket. The Lady Lions prevailed over North Country in four sets, 25-19, 25-13, 24-26, 26-18. The win sent Lustre to play the heavily favored Lady Spartans, from Scobey, at noon while the Lady Mavs took a breather until...

  • 2018 Monster Dash Results - Oct. 27, 2018

    Glasgow Rec Department, For the Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    Place, Name, Age, M/F, Time 1, Tim Phillips, Adult, M, 8:39.04 2, Craig Overby, Adult, M, 9:36.96 3, Andy Fahlgren, Adult, M, 10:14.89 4, Abigail Kulczyk, 9-14, F, 10:30.95 5, Tyrus Hartwell, 8&U, M, 10:45.92 6, Hadley Flaten, 8&U, F, 10:49.15 7, Shielda Flaten, Adult, F, 10:49.44 8, Noah Runner, 9-14, M, 10:50.65 9, Avleen McAllister, 8&U, F, 10:51.08 10, Chelsie McAllister, Adult, F, 10:51.54 11, Harlyn Brandt, 9-14, F, 10:58.21 12, Connor Hudyma, 9-14, M, 11:47.93 13, Kyle Bilger, Adult, M,...

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  • Floyd the Friendly Ghost of the Fort Peck Summer Theatre

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    For many actors and actresses around the country, legends of resident ghosts, phantoms and poltergeist run rampant in the creaky halls and echoing chambers of theaters and opera houses around the globe. That tradition was popularized in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Phantom of the Opera. The Fort Peck Summer Theatre is no exception to that tradition, and according to Artistic Director Andy Meyers, the FPST's resident ghoulish friend is known by the name of Floyd. According to Meyers, there are competing...

  • Children Get Inspired to Write Their Own Stories

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 31, 2018

    During Library Card Sign-Up month in September, librarians at the Glasgow City-County library utilized the library’s weekly story-time to further educate area children and their parents about the benefits of the library and the process of signing up for a library card. One book that was read during this weekly activity, Library Mouse, inspired everyone to write their own story and learn about how each story is worth telling. Library Mouse tells the story of the title character, a mouse, who loves reading and gets inspired to write his own s...

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