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Articles from the November 7, 2018 edition

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In an amazing landslide write-in victory carrying nearly 60 percent of the total vote, Tom Boyer became Valley County's next sheriff. Total results were write-in 2,270 to Joe Horn's 1,459 with Boyer...


State Election Results

At press time the races for Senate, House, Public Service Commission and Clerk of Supreme Court had not been definitively reported. Projected leads showed Jon Tester with a slight lead over Matt Rosendale and Greg Gianforte had a seven point lead...


County Election Results

County election results are in and the results are: Mary Armstrong will be the next member of the Valley County Commission; Taryn Stebleton will be the next Clerk and Recorder; and Christina Hillman will hold on to her seat as the Justice of the...


FMDH Now Offering Alternative Therapies

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital unveiled last week a new way to decrease preoperative anxiety, which in turn will decrease postoperative anxiety, pain and nausea, by introducing two alternative medical therapies. At no additional charge to the...


Bullock Selects GHS Senior for Leadership Conference in D.C.

GHS senior Alexandra "Lexie" Pehlke got quite a surprise while in Helena at the Jobs for Montana's Graduates (JMG) 25th annual LEAD conference on Oct. 30. She was one of four students selected by...


Dream Becomes Reality with New Gymnastics and Clogging Studio

Area residents might have noticed there is a new addition to downtown Glasgow. Hi-Line Clogging and Gymnastics, owned and operated by Tiffany Ross and her husband, Dr. Kevin Ross, provides the...

 By Hod Coburn    Opinion    November 7, 2018

Tax Bill Keeps Going Up

Dear Editor, I received my property tax bill the other day. Needless to say, it wasn't less than that of a year ago, which gave me pause to think. I went back through my records to the tax year...


In Agreement on Poll Results and Campaigning

Dear Editor, I agree 100 percent with Sandy Laumeyer's article in the last addition of the Courier. I agree that the reporting of poll results before all polls are closed is wrong. A time frame for...


Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor Overnight?

Remember all of the different flavors of chewing gum that were available to us in our teen years? Remember the old song, “Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bed post overnight? If your mother says don’t chew it, do you swallow it in...


Strommen Resigns from Sheriff's Office

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle reported that former Undersheriff and Deputy Luke Strommen has resigned his position at the Sheriff’s Office. Buerkle stated that Strommen’s letter cited “personal reasons” as the justification for his...


Suspicious Package Tests LE Response

According to Sheriff Vernon Buerkle, Valley County deputies and firefighters responded to a report of a suspicious device 20 miles north of Nashua. The suspicious package had been sent in the mail to a local resident on Nov. 5, at roughly 3:47 in...


City Council Takes Out Loan to Buy Equipment

The Glasgow City Council met at their normal meeting on Nov. 5, in the council chambers. The meeting discussed a number of agenda items ranging from closing the city office the day after Thanksgiving to deciding whether to loan over $380,000 from...


Correction: Drop Off Operation Christmas Child Boxes at Glasgow Evangelical Church

The article Operation Christmas Child Kicks Off 25th Year; Collection Site in Glasgow Opens on Nov. 12 incorrectly stated for those who would like to track their box do not need to drop the box off at a drop-off site. Every shoebox needs a $9...


Informational Meeting on Keystone XL Pipeline Project

TransCanada would like to extend an invitation to key stakeholders in Valley County. They will be hosting a meeting to share and update information about TransCanada’s 2018 and early 2019 activities for the Keystone XL Pipeline project in the... Full story


Veterans Day Program at Civic Center

The VFW will host the Veterans Day program on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Civic Center at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Valley View Home administrator Wes Thompson. He is a life member of Post 3107 and a Navy veteran. He joined the Navy in 1997 as a... Full story


VVH Annual Harvest Festival

Valley View Home will be hosting their yearly Harvest Festival on Friday, Nov. 9, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to dance along with Dudley and the Deadbeats, enjoy slices of pie and enter to win prizes donated by area... Full story


Sign Up for Block of Bucks

The Glasgow Soroptomists announced the annual Block of Bucks collection day on Friday, Dec. 7. The annual program provides clothing for Valley County children from infant to 17 years of age. Parents may sign up at the Office of Public Assistance,... Full story


World Renowned Violinist and Associate Visit Prairie Ridge and Valley View Home

International violinist Jack Glatzer, along with his associate, Dr. Margaret Hereld, delighted residents and staff at both Prairie Ridge and Valley View Home on Oct. 31. A total of 18 Head Start...


Upcoming Events in the Area

The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be open Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. They 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... Full story


Cat McIntyre Reflects on Her Art

Local working artist Cathryn (formerly Reitler) McIntyre's work is easy to describe but, maybe, difficult to understand, while still being aesthetically enjoyable. McIntyre's work has been...


Elsie Belzer

Elsie Evelina (Lingle) Cusker Belzer, 94, passed from this world the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Sidney Extended Care, Sidney, Mont. Memorial service is 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at the Nash... Full story


Larry 'Skip' Wayne Vegge

Larry "Skip" Wayne Vegge, 73, of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at his home. He was born July 14, 1945, in Glasgow, Mont., to Arthur and Thelma Vegge. He was a water treatment... Full story


Fredrick 'Fred' William Eckard

Fredrick "Fred" William Eckard, 69, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in his sleep at home in St. Marie, Mont. He was battling multiple illnesses at the time of his passing. He was born to Martin... Full story


Hinsdale Seven Contributed Heavily to 2018 Scottie Football Season

Seven young men from Hinsdale made up nearly one-third of the Scottie football roster this past season. That being said, you could assume that as a group they were key players for the Scotties. You...


Lady Scotties Cap Season with Loss to Shelby at Divisional Tournament

The Lady Scottie volleyball team was in Cut Bank Nov. 1 and 2 for the Northern B Divisional Tournament. Their chase for hardware and a place in the state tournament came to an end Friday afternoon...


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