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  • New Graduated Driver's License Program

    Jennifer Fuller Prevention Specialist, For the Courier|Nov 8, 2017

    You may notice the driver education car rolling the streets of Glasgow these days. In one month’s time, a fresh crop of drivers will be completing their trainings. In 2006, the current Graduated Driver’s License Program went into effect. This law has a very different look and feel to it from the program that the parents of many of these teenagers completed. The Graduated Driver’s License, or GDL, is a three-step program. The first step is the TELL or Traffic Education Learner’s License. This is the license that students test for during their d... Full story

  • Courthouse Square Happenings

    James Walling, The Courier|Nov 8, 2017

    Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle confirms that jail numbers are on the rise. The number of inmates rose from 13 to 41 this week, mainly due to transfers from Yellowstone, Missoula and Ravalli counties. County Planner Rene Clampitt has Valley County atlas books for sale (complete with township, range and communities). She’s also offering excellent wall maps and folding maps featuring the county on one side and towns on the other. And the price is right: Atlas books are $30. Maps are $10. Contact Clampitt at 406-228-6222 or find her at C... Full story

  • Library Will Be Closed for Renovations

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Nov 8, 2017

    The Glasgow City-County Library will be closed Nov. 13-14 so the facility can undergo a much-needed carpeting makeover. The library will be closed at a minimum of these two days. However, the project will be ongoing upon reopening. In order to complete the project in a timely fashion, some areas may be blocked off temporarily with alternative access to accommodate patrons.... Full story

  • Garsjos are Big Winners at the Foundation's Diamond Affair

    Mary Kate Tihista, For the Courier|Nov 8, 2017

    It was a full house at the FMDH Foundation's annual event held Nov. 4, at the Cottonwood Inn. Board President Shelly George welcomed everyone for coming out, and discussed how important the Foundation is to our community. Wonderful hors d'oeuvres were served and the room sparkled. It was a fun night filled with wonderful friends. Dennis and Sue Garsjo probably had the most fun as they were the lucky winner of the yogo sapphire with diamonds ring, sponsored by Baker's Jewelry. They had their... Full story

  • Slick Roads Make for Dicey Driving

    James Walling, The Courier|Nov 8, 2017

    Kaitlin Cusker had a close call on Highway 2 at Nashua on Nov. 4. Snow and ice combined to make a routine southbound turn a genuine cause for alarm for the local rancher. Instead of completing the turn through town, Cusker's truck and trailer veered across the center lane and ended up on the north side of the highway facing the opposite direction. Luckily, nobody was hurt and Cusker is back at work. The moral: If if can happen to a local rancher, it can happen to you. Valley County Sheriff... Full story

  • Harvest Festival to Purchase Presents for Residents

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 8, 2017

    Valley View Home held their annual harvest festival on Nov. 3. Dudley and the Deadbeats provided music and much entertainment to not only residents but also to the community who came out and enjoyed the company. Five raffle prizes were drawn, with Tony Degette winning $100 in Chamber Bucks, Valley View's own Sally Figmaka won $50 to Eugene's, Annie Capdeville won a Valley View gift basket, Stephanie Becmer won and re-donated Fort Peck Theatre tickets, of which Angie Peterson won, and Cari... Full story

  • Veterans Day Program

    James Walling, The Courier|Nov 8, 2017

    The program for Veterans Day begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Glasgow Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 11. The speaker will be Paul Kanning, an American veteran and rancher from Flaxville, Mont. Volunteers from Glasgow High School will be serving breakfast at the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Highway 2 in Glasgow from 7-9 a.m. After the ceremony, there will be a potluck at the VFW beginning at noon.... Full story

  • Apple Trolley Now Serving Cupcakes

    Nov 8, 2017

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  • Sportsmanship

    Georgie Kulczyk, Soapbox Soliloquy|Nov 8, 2017

    Following the scandalous sanctioning of the GHS volleyball team by MHSA (see MHSA Sanctions GHS Volleyball Program), it has become clear to me that sportsmanship – even at the highest level of competition – is declining. Specifically, it seems that people feel justified in being nasty because Glasgow was disciplined for a rules violation. Last week, I shared some thoughts about the violation. Let me reiterate and maybe expand on some of those thoughts, just so it’s clear where I stand. *In no way do I condone “cheating.” I’m not necessarily opp...

  • Times Will Change

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Nov 8, 2017

    How many of you think of all the wonderful conveniences our present day vehicles provide us? The other day I had the opportunity (or necessity) to drive my older model pickup to work. Oh my, no heated seats or steering wheel, no back-up camera or phone connection, no information system telling me that my tire or oil pressure was low. Could I make it to town without all of this information? And it is a manual shift. (Since it was Halloween, it was fitting that I do know how to drive a stick. Just not sure I can park a broom stick as well as the...

  • Acceptance Isn't Resignation

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Nov 8, 2017

    An actor being interviewed about his medical diagnosis stated, “Acceptance isn’t resignation.” He was so right. When I was told in January 2010 I had a blood clot in my arm and could lose a finger because of it, my first feeling was one of fear. Fear that I could lose more than a finger. Fear that my arm and hand would never be the same. But I knew I had to accept the way things were and try to move forward. So I had the surgery and everything turned out fine. The neurosurgeon was able to remove what turned out to be two clots in my arm and sav...

  • On the Road, At Home

    John Heenan, Political Viewpoint|Nov 8, 2017

    I know it. Most Montanans know it. At its core, the strength of Montana’s economy and our way of life relies on the power of a strong public education system. Nowhere is that more clear than on a road trip in Montana. Here is my most recent road trip story. At Miles Community College, I heard story after story of students attending agriculture programs and then going back to the family farm to substantially increase the farm’s productivity through techniques learned in school. Young Montanans can earn a two-year degree by age 20 and then the...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Nov 8, 2017

    WEDNESDAY – NOV. 8 7 p.m. - Long-term care ombudsman Glenna Chapman presents “Navigating the Uncharted Journey” at the Valley County Senior Citizen Center. THURSDAY - NOV. 9 9:30 a.m. - The Nashua Community is invited to the Ladies’ Coffee Hour every Thursday at the Nashua Senior Center. 3 p.m. - The Valley County Transit Board will meet at the Valley County Transit office (use the back door/east entrance). 6 – 8 p.m. - Glasgow Climate Science Forum at the Fort Peck Interpretive Center and Museum. 7 – 8 p.m. - Grief Support Group, GriefShare,... Full story

  • Mary Ann Squires

    Nov 8, 2017

    Mary Ann Squires, 62, of Scobey, Mont., formerly of Nashua and Glasgow, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Scobey at Daniels Memorial Nursing Home, where she had lived since 2006. She was born April 20, 1955, in Glasgow, Mont., to George and Mildred (Bondy) Squires. Mary Ann lived with her parents in Richland at their home, which was also their place of business, Squires Grocery, and rode the school bus to attend Special Education Classes taught by Mrs. John Nesbitt in Opheim. She loved to... Full story

  • Elai A. Erickson

    Nov 8, 2017

    Elai A. Erickson Jr., 63, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the Ray Hickey Hospice in Vancouver, Wash., after a short illness. At his request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place and there will be a family service later. He was born March 5, 1954, to Elai and Bernice (Larson) Erickson in Devils Lake, N.D. When he was in the second grade, Elai Sr. was transferred to Glasgow. Elai attended school in Glasgow, graduating in 1972. He started his working career as a paperboy... Full story

  • The End of the Road

    Lori Dailey, For the Courier|Nov 8, 2017

    The volleyball season has come to an end and brought with it the usual range of conflicting emotions, but the prevailing feeling must actually be one of accomplishment. Even though we said goodbye earlier in the Divisional Tournament than we had hoped, the Glasgow Scotties did so with class and grace after having given their all. We coaches could not be prouder of the girls. Their fight and respect for the game and everyone affiliated with it never faltered. So now we must say goodbye to the... Full story

  • Lady Mavericks Finish Season at Eastern C Divisional Tourney

    Nov 8, 2017

    Fairview def. Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale 25-19, 25-20, 25-18 Fairview: Kills: 16 (Torrie Hurley 8) Assists: 38 (Jae Kloker 22) Aces: 9 (Kloker 5) Digs: 42 (Bailee Vitt 9) Blocks: 3 (N/A). Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale: Kills: 27 (Mickayla Johnson 8) Assists: 9 (Casity Boucher 6) Aces: 12 (Sydney Zeller 6) Digs: 11 (Jada Sudbrack 3) Blocks: 11 (Sudbrack 3, Johnson 3). Froid-Lake def. Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale 25-10, 25-23, 25-22 Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale: Kills: 10 (Johnson 3, Zeller 3) Assists: 7 Aces:... Full story

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