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  • Federal Judge in Montana Blocks KXL Construction

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    A Montana-based Federal Judge blocked further construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Thursday, Nov. 8, in U.S. District Court for the District of Montana in Great Falls. According to court documents, environmental groups including the Indigenous Environmental Network, the North Coast River Alliance and the Northern Plains Resource Council sued the U.S. State Department, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline and the TransCanada Corporation. The groups alleged, "The department violated the...

  • VFW and American Legion Celebrate Armistice Centennial

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    Veterans, community members and at least one, recently elected, future Valley County commissioner came out Sunday, Nov. 11, to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the WWI Armistice and Veterans Day. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3107, the American Legion Post 41 and the corresponding auxiliaries hosted the ceremony in honor of all veterans. Highlighting the event was guest speaker, retired Navy Chief Petty Officer and current Administrator of Valley View Home Wes Thompson. Thompson's...

  • Valley County First in State to be Cardiac Ready

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    After two and a half years, commitment and assistance from key stakeholders throughout the county, including EMS services, hospitals, community leaders and the public, funding from STAT Air, FMDH Foundation and Farm Credit Services, and an application which shows the County's commitment to saving lives, Valley County is the first county in the state to be designated as a "Cardiac Ready Community." "It is so exciting to be the first in the state. It's amazing to show others that even though we...

  • Community Members, Residents and Staff Get In Holiday Season Spirit at VVH

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    Residents and staff of Valley View Home as well as community members gathered on Nov. 9, to celebrate the upcoming holiday season and each other during the home’s annual Harvest Festival. Music provided by Dudley and the Deadbeats got everyone moving, grooving and dancing. Community members and staff also had the opportunity to purchase delicious slices of pie made from resident family members, staff members and as a result of growing interest in the pie slices, the dietary department also helped bake some of them. Residents also had the o...

  • Hinsdale Sophomore Brings Home Bronze from National FFA

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    Members of the Hinsdale FFA Chapter had a trip of their lifetime participating in the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo held in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 25 through Oct. 28. Sophomore Danika Soper also represented the Chapter by competing in the National Creed Speaking Career Development, where she competed with members from other chapters throughout the country. Soper was put up against 47 other FFA members and ended up bringing home the Bronze award. The creed she had to recite is five para...

  • Valley County Election Analysis 2018

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    From the top of the ticket down, Valley County voted predominantly Republican and largely voted down initiatives that would have added regulation to businesses or increased taxation on consumers. Voter turnout was also at a recent high for a mid-term election and Valley County has a high-ration of Libertarian voters when compared to the rest of the state. State Auditor Republican Matt Rosendale claimed 55 percent of the vote with 2,130 votes. Democrat Jon Tester, who claimed the state-wide race, received 40 percent of Valley County’s votes c...

  • Thank You Candidates For Taking High Ground

    Ione Brownson|Nov 14, 2018

    Dear Editor, We should be so proud of all of the Valley County candidates who ran in the last election. In a political atmosphere that is so often based on negativity, their positive approach was like a breath of fresh air. Even in the few instances when the lowly political practice of attempting to spread false information or other innuendos tried to raise its ugly head, they kept the high ground and refused to allow their campaign ethics to be denigrated in any way. In future elections I wish...

  • Praise for Glasgow School Youth

    Gordon Hahn, Saco, Mont.|Nov 14, 2018

    Dear Editor, Originally, I wanted to send this note to Superintendent Connors. Then I thought maybe the Board should also get a copy. Really though, the parents and community of Glasgow should hear this since it involves them too. It's sadly rare for schools and communities to get positive feedback, yet that is what this letter is all about. Since my retirement from Saco 2.5 years ago, I've been helping Glasgow School District with driving students around the state for various sporting events,...

  • Thanksgiving Thoughts

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Nov 14, 2018

    While doing some shopping recently, I noticed empty shelves in stores. They were empty because all Halloween merchandise had been removed. And it was slowly being replaced not with Thanksgiving items, but instead everything connected with Christmas. My mind drifted back to when I was young and would be so excited about Thanksgiving. I so looked forward to Dad saying it was time to crack and clean the black walnuts we’d gathered in the woods. Because that meant Mom was getting everything together to make the special cookies and pastry that s...

  • All Invited to the 28th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner

    Ruth Ann Hutcheson, For the Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    The 28th annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 22, at Glasgow Senior Citizen Center, located at 328 4th Street South. Last year, 206 folks enjoyed the dinner with hopes of exceeding that number this year. Over the past 27 years, approximately 4,600 people have enjoyed the event. There is always plenty of food and no one goes hungry. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring their families and friends to enjoy a delicious feast, including turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, yams, cranberry sauce and of... Full story

  • Festival of Trees

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    The 14th Annual Festival of Trees for Relay of Life will be happening this weekend at the Glasgow Elks Club. A prime rib dinner and auction will take place Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., with Brian Austin, of Austin Sound, doing the auctioneering. Dinner will consist of prime rib, vegetable, potato, salad, roll and dessert. One of the event’s organizers Rod Karst was proud to say that last year’s event was the largest one ever, and “We’re hoping to outdo that this year.” On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., Lindsey Peterson, of Robyn’s N... Full story

  • Battle of The Bulge: From A Montana Perspective

    John Driscoll, For the Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    Two of Montana’s many veterans, Randy LeCocq and myself, will be telling the story of the Battle of the Bulge, from a Montana perspective, at Glasgow City-County Library on Saturday, Nov. 17, between 1 and 3 p.m. The Battle of the Bulge cost the lives of more than 25,000 U.S. soldiers, as they defeated the last German strategic offensive of World War II. We’ve walked and ridden the critical sectors of the battlefield, including Elsenborn Ridge, Malmedy, St. Vith and Bastogne. There will be a general discussion of our book, The Battle of the... Full story

  • Wild Bunch Art Show Showcases Variety of Talented Artwork

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    For 32 years, A. Nadine Pickthorn and her husband farmed near Fort Peck, during which time Pickthorn developed a business creating and selling art. She was always grateful for the community support in allowing her to make a living out of a hobby. As plans were being made for retirement, Pickthorn decided to start an art show in Glasgow. “I felt this need to start the show in Glasgow. Not only to benefit local artists but for me to return to periodically,” said Pickthorn. Now in it’s 18th year in Glasgow, the Wild Bunch Art Show, which will...

  • Supaman Flies in to Frazer

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    Landing in Frazer last Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7, was not a bird, not a plane. Nor was it Superman. Rather, to the delight of students and staff of the school, it was Supaman, Christian Takes Gun Parrish, an award winning Native American dancer and hip hop artist. Opening with a prayer in his native Apsáalooke before students in grades kindergarten through 12, teachers and staff, Supaman began his presentation with a message of respect, for his audience and his and their histories. He...

  • Nick Pankratz

    Nov 14, 2018

    Nick Pankratz, age 93, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great- grandfather, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont. Family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., at the Glasgow Evangelical Church with Pastors Seth Runner and Frank Lenihan officiating. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery. He was born on Feb.... Full story

  • Charles 'Charlie' Eugene Copple

    Nov 14, 2018

    Charles "Charlie" Eugene Copple passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the Hi-Line Retirement Center in Malta, Mont. Please join Charlie's family for a celebration of his life at the Glasgow Elks on Friday, Nov. 16, starting at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow with fun times of reminiscing. Charlie was born on March 10, 1933, in Malta. He was the second of five children born to Mary Genieve Copple (Simpson) and Charles Dewey Copple. Charlie started working at a young... Full story

  • Sherry L Lersbak

    Nov 14, 2018

    Sherry L (Bradley) Lersbak, 73, after returning from a six-week tour of Europe, was diagnosed with Organizing Acute Lung Injury and passed onto the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Highlands Clubhouse, Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m., in Marana, Ariz., and at the Sonlight CRC, Dec. 18, at a time to be determined in Lynden, Wash. Internment will be in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Mont. at a later date. She was born March 11, 1945, in Gulfport, Miss., to... Full story

  • Glasgow Hunter Learns the Ropes of Hunting in NE Montana

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    As a new hunter to Northeast Montana this season, Cory Mottice readily admits there has been a slight learning curve to navigating and getting a feel for the land. It has been more of an exploratory season for him, traveling all over the northeastern part of the state and discovering different areas. This past weekend Mottice, along with his cousin Josh Lenart, who is visiting from Utah, were able to navigate and explore together, calling their weekend hunting excursion a success, even with...

  • 2018 Hockey Season Begins

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    Hi-Line Youth Hockey kicked off their 2018 hockey season with three teams hitting the road for competition, Nov. 9, 10 and 11. The 19U girls were in Kalispell, with games held at one of the most popular venues in the state, the outdoor rink at the Woodland Ice Center. The Bantams traveled to Sidney for a three-day tournament that tested their skills against some tough competition, and the PeeWees spent the weekend in Havre facing off against the Havre Ice Hawks and the Flathead Flames. The...

  • GWC Trio Competes in Idaho

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    Representing the Glasgow Wrestling Club on Team Montana Elite, three grapplers traveled to St. Anthony, Idaho, Nov. 9 and 10, for the Upper Valley Aces Elementary Duals. Results Anders Aune (40) went 5-5 Aune over unknown (forfeit); K. Linnell (Upper Valley Aces) over Aune Fall 0:31; Aune over unknown (forfeit); R. Yates (Utah B) over Aune Fall 0:16; T. Roundy (Utah A) over Aune Fall 0:28; Aune over J. Brown (Big Game) Fall 3:43; Aune over unknown (forfeit); M. Houtz (Team Legacy) over Aune Fall 0:18; U. Esquer (Cali Gold) over Aune Fall 0:09....

  • Nashua Porcupine Junior High Basketball

    Nov 14, 2018

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Nov 14, 2018

    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 through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY – NOV. 14 6 p.m. - Glasgow School Board regularly scheduled meeting at the Glasgow Middle School. 7 p.m. - Sixth Annual Benefit Concert for Montana Narcotics Officers Association Featuring John Dunnigan and special guest Brent Jameson at GHS auditorium. T...

  • Sunny Florida

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Nov 14, 2018

    Dear readers - I’m sending this dispatch via the magic of email from sunny Florida. I’ll try not to gloat about the fact that it has been in the 80s every day I’ve been here. Well, I’ll gloat a little bit, but I also realize I’m going to suffer the cold more when I return next week. This heat is NOT helping me acclimate at all. I’m on a working vacation. Our daughter and her husband went on a church-related trip to Israel, so I’m babysitting our grandsons. They are six and a half and almost eight (Dec. 1 is the quickly approaching birth date)....

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  • Dr. Robert "Doc" L. Martens Services

    Nov 14, 2018

    Funeral services for Dr. Robert "Doc" L. Martens, age 91, of Glasgow, Mont., who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Valley View Home, will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Todd Wright officiating. Reception will follow services and burial will be private.... Full story