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  • General Election Results in Valley County

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    In the Nov. 8 Mid-Term Election, a total of 3,278 registered voters made their voices heard, of the total 4,928 registered voters in the county, making this election a 67 percent turn out. In the unofficial results provided by the Valley County Election Office, incumbent John Fahlgren won re-election with 1,568 votes compared to Jerry Davenport’s 1,531. In the uncontested races, Clerk and Recorder/Superintendent of Schools Marie Pippin received 2,831 votes, while Sheriff/Coroner Tom Boyer received 2,591 voters, Attorney Dylan Jensen received... Full story

  • VFW Buddy Poppy Day

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    Art Widhalm (pictured) was one of a number of volunteers at the downtown intersections for VFW Buddy Poppy Day on Nov. 4. The funds raised during the day event are put towards the Veterans Relief Fund, which is used to help area veterans. According to Widhalm, 99 percent of the funds benefit Valley County veterans, while the other one percent assists with veterans who are in the area traveling by but need help. "We helped a veteran who was in the area who had the food staples but needed meat....

  • Hinsdale Fall Festival

    Kristine Bowman, For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    One month ago today... Our American flag draped peacefully atop the Legion Monument on Sunday afternoon, as the sun shone through a green and golden canopy of leaves at Hinsdale's Fall Festival. Hinsdale and Saco school bands combined to kick off the event, followed by Codi Donniaquo's singing of our national anthem. Live music filled the air for three hours, including selections by two recently recorded artists: Mike Bain and Chisholm Christensen. The music added to the atmosphere as people...

  • Free Little Library Promotes Reading Accessibility

    For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    Before the weather turned from fall to winter, a Free Little Library (FLL) was installed on Nov. 4 in front of the entrance of Highland Cemetery in Glasgow due to the generosity of Dick Markle and Glasgow Street Foreman Scott Runningen. The Valley County Friends of the Library purchased the necessary supplies and Markle donated his time in putting it all together, installed and ensuring it will sustain the weather conditions by putting the necessary stain on the materials. Valley County Friends...

  • VC Students Observe Red Ribbon Week

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    Opheim School and Glasgow Middle School (GMS) observed Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24 through 28, with Glasgow wrapping up their observation on the 31st with a school assembly meeting Goose, the Valley County's sheriff's drug dog and a door decorating contest. Glasgow had theme days such as Pair Up Against Drug Twin Day, dress like a twin with a friend; Use Your Head, wear your favorite hat; Scare Away Drugs, dress like your favorite superhero; and Red-Y To Live Drug Free, wear Red. Opheim had similar...

  • Winners Of The Glasgow Courier's Halloween Costume Contest

    the courier staff|Nov 9, 2022

    Thank you for all who participated in the Glasgow Courier Halloween Costume Contest. We had a lot of fun! All prizes will be available for pick-up at the Glasgow Courier, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow, starting Monday, Nov. 14. We only had one entry returned for the Halloween Contest. The Pang family, Genova, Jude and Pen, along with the assistance of Mom, Janelle, located all of the images in the Oct. 26, issue. They win Trang Treats as well as a year subscription to the Glasgow Courier. Check out...

  • American Rescue Plan Act: Where Did The Money Come From And Where Did It Go?

    Valley County Commissioners, For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed by President Biden in March 2021. It provided $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief funding. Valley County received allocations from several funding sources within ARPA. The first allocation was $1,436,586, provided to Valley County in two halves, in July 2021 and July 2022. This money is targeted to support entities that were impacted by COVID-19. For smaller revenue counties including Valley County, the money may also be used for county services. The County Commissioners allocated this money to the...

  • City Reminds To Get Vehicles Off The Streets

    For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    The City of Glasgow is reminding residents to keep streets and alleys clear of vehicles as the winter season is fast approaching. Summer vehicles such as campers, RVs and watercraft must be removed from any city street or alley by Dec. 1. Another reminder to residents is vehicles can not be parked on city streets or alleys for more than a consecutive period of five days. The full City ordinance is below: Per Sec. 18-62. Maximum Parking Time: (a) No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle on...

  • VC Commissioners Looking For Public Input On How To Utilize Funds

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    The Valley County Commissioners have bene holding weekly Discussion and Decision meetings to gain public input on how to spend the latest American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation funding. Valley County received the latest ARPA allocation of $1,805,269 from the U.S. Treasury, through the Local Assistance (Public Lands Counties) fund in October and a matching amount is scheduled to be allocated again in 2023. The funds can be used for any government services, excluding lobbying. As a result of these unexpected funds, the Commissioners have...

  • Stockgrowers Commends State For Halting Bison Grazing On State Lease

    For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) commends the state of Montana for their action in not providing authorization of bison grazing, construction, modifications, or electrification of fences on Flat Creek and Whiterock state allotments. “We would like to thank Governor Gianforte and his administration for their leadership and continued perseverance on this issue. We stand with the state and agree there are deficiencies within the BLM Environmental Assessment and final grazing decision. The decision to not approve grazing on the two...

  • Traveling

    Gwen Cornwell|Nov 9, 2022

    When you are traveling some of our highways like from Glasgow to Opheim, Nashua, or Malta, do you ever think of the old road that took you to those places? If you are observant you can often distinguish the old road bed. You can still travel a good part of the old highway between Malta and Glasgow, but I am pretty sure that the old roads going to Glasgow from Nashua and Opheim are pretty much gone. I know I have mentioned it before, but you used to even get to stop for an occasional train crossing the track on the Opheim highway. Of course...

  • Northeastern Arts Network Big Sky Brings Jâca

    For the Courier|ERROR

    The second in the Northeastern Arts Network Big Sky series will be on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Glasgow High School auditorium. Our featured artists are Jâca, a guitar and clarinet duo that combines classical and world music to bring an adventurous, passionate, and completely original musical style to the stage. Jâca's music reflects the versatility of their instruments, using Western Classical training as a base to combine with their diverse musical and cultural heritage. From Flamenco... Full story

  • November Taco Supper at ORLC

    For the Courier|ERROR

    Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is having an Indian Taco Supper on Monday, Nov. 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Take outs are available and everyone is welcome. The event is a free will offering and Thrivent has provided supplemental funding.... Full story

  • Block of Bucks Registration Underway

    For the Courier|ERROR

    Caring Hands, Inc., will once again be doing Block of Bucks! Registration will be at the Caring Hands Thrift Store, Nov. 9 through 23. This program is not income-based, but rather, need-based because of the current economic times. This program is open to Valley County families with children 17 and under. Families must be registered to participate. Watch for volunteers collecting for this great event on Friday, Dec. 2, on the corners by the post office and D&G Sports and Western. Caring Hands would like to give a special thank you to C&B Operati... Full story

  • 18th Annual Festival Of Trees

    For the Courier|ERROR

    The 18th annual Festival of Trees will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Glasgow Elk’s Lodge. Set up will be on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Also, on Thursday will be Lindsey Peterson’s decorating tips demonstration starting at 7 p.m. On Friday night, Nov. 18, will be the annual dinner and auction starting at 6 p.m. Trees will be on display on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Valley County HOPE Project (to assist... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Nov 9, 2022

    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 hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. Events are also listed below.... Full story

  • Glasgow Speech and Drama Place Four At AA Meet

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    The Glasgow Speech and Drama team attended the Billings Lockwood Invitational, an AA Meet, on Nov. 5, where Glasgow competed against Billings Central, Huntley Project. Laurel, Sidney, Roundup, Culbertson, Wolf Point, Harlowtown, Park, Havre, Shepherd, Baker, Columbus, Forsyth, Custer, Dawson, Fergus, Joliet, Lockwood and Scobey. Six students made the trip with Gabe Proctor participating in HOI, Samantha Combs in Dramatic Solo, Harley Edwards in Dramatic Solo, Caith Overbey and Mirax Lipscomb in Humorous Theater and Chase Tarum in HOI. Four...

  • Feda Family Contributes To Valley View Home Foundation

    For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    A generous $50,000 contribution, from the family of G.C. “Jerry” & Audrey Feda, was recently made to the Valley View Home Foundation. Jerry & Audrey Feda were beloved residents of the Glasgow community and also of Valley View Home. Jerry Feda served on many local and state boards, including the Montana State Board of Natural Resources, Montana Coal Board, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Valley View Home, and the Chamber of Commerce boards- at the same time being actively involved in civic organizations including the Knights of Columbus,...

  • Carol Lee Molvig Kreer

    Nov 9, 2022

    Carol Lee Molvig Kreer, 88, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022, surrounded by her children. A celebration of Carol's life will be held at a later date. Carol was born in Tampico, Mont., to Agnes (Stensland) and Chris Molvig Feb. 16, 1935. She was the second oldest of eight Molvig children. She was baptized in the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Mont. While growing up in Glasgow, Carol was active in 4-H and Farmers Union. She graduated from Tampico Grade School in 1948 and from Glasgow High... Full story

  • Holly Nickels

    Nov 9, 2022

    Holly Nickels age 70, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, with her sister and brother by her side in Kalispell, Mont. She was born on March 29, 1952, to Jack and Sharol – Peggy Nickels. The family ranched along the Missouri River in northeastern Montana. Holly spent her early years on the family ranch helping around the ranch, learning to cook from her mother, taking part in school activities such as band, chorus and pep club as well as 4-H. She won several awards in 4-H and traveled to both st... Full story

  • Fern P. Vosen

    Nov 9, 2022

    Fern P. (Thompson) Vosen, 95, passed away due to natural causes at her Kalispell, Mont., residence on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Fern was born on Sept. 24, 1927, in Cottonwood to Oscar and Marie (Verploegen) Thompson. She was raised in the Cottonwood community, attending St. Jude Catholic School, and graduating from Havre High School, in Havre, Mont., in 1946. Fern attended the Pratt School of Design in New York, and in 1948 took the McConnel Airline Stewardess Course, which culminated in her workin... Full story

  • Helen Robbins

    Nov 9, 2022

    Helen Lorinda (Gess) Amestoy Robbins, daughter of Julius and Alma (Applegren) Gess, was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Wolf Point, Mont. She passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at her home in Nashua, Mont. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. She will be laid to rest by her husband in the Nashua Cemetery. She graduated for Wolf Point High School in 1946 and then went to Concordia College that fall,... Full story

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Nov. 3, shows 4,506 cattle sold with cows and bulls steady. Utility and commercial cows brought in $64 to $78.50; canner and cutter cows $55 to $65; young feeding / turnout cows $80 to $125 while bulls brought in $85 to $100.50. 300-400 Sc brought in $230 to $259; HC $205 to $232.50; 400-500 SC $211 to $238.50, HC $189 to $216.50; 500-600 SC $193 to $219.25, HC $161.50 to $195.25; 600-700 SC $170 to $192.50 HC No Test. Thursday, Nov. 10, is the Feeder Special and All Class Cattle Auction. Over...

  • Valley County 4-H Awards Day

    For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    Valley County 4-H Awards Day was held on Oct. 30 at the frigidly cold Saint Raphael’s Parish Center. Several Western Valley 4-H Club members received awards. Cienna Strommen received a nine-year member award and Broc McColly received a first-year member award. McColly was also named one of Valley County’s Outstanding First Year Members. Kade Strommen and Layna Jones each received their 4-H letter. Trey Johnson and Strommen received awards for their Beef projects. Cooper Albus received the Dog Project award. Michael Ketchum received an indiv...

  • Opheim School Visits Nordhagen Ranch

    For the Courier|Nov 9, 2022

    On Oct. 11, the entire Opheim school, including preschool went on a field trip to the Nordhagen North of Nowhere Ranch. They learned about rotational grazing and why they have opted for it. The students also helped Darren Nordhagen put up a temporary fence. For all of their learning and hard work, they enjoyed North of Nowhere beef snack sticks. The school is appreciative to Darren and Darlis Nordhagen for giving the school the fun opportunity....

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