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Articles from the January 28, 2015 edition

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Derby Delight

A controlled version of chaos could describe the scene at St. Raphael's Parish Hall in Glasgow. Children and adults of various ages gathered to cheer on, encourage and see the final outcome of hard... Full story


VFW State Teacher Of Year: Laurie Enebo

It's all about the small details. But bigger than the details is the passion for patriotism and history. Those are some of the qualities that got Glasgow East Side Middle School Sixth Grade Teacher...


Valley County Jail: Often Filled Up

Statewide complaints are being heard about crowded jail cells. Inmates are sleeping wherever beds might be able to fit and a lot of movement of prisoners from one jail cell to another has been taking place to cover the lack of spaces available....


Votes Tear Down Keystone XL Again

“It'll pass guys, relax! It's been seven years, what's the hurry,” one commenter stated on a social media post by the radio host of Voices of Montana, Aaron Flint. Once again the Keystone Pipeline has failed as the votes needed to overcome a...


How Low Will It Go?

Glasgow finally saw gas prices hit below the $2 mark in the last week. Some analysts are expecting that those low prices won't last long. Fill up the tanks while you can.... Full story


Road, Health Department Closings Announced

A road closure and temporary health department closure will affect area residents in the next week. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced that the Beaver Branch Road south of Glasgow will be closed starting Jan. 27, 2015. It will not... Full story


Concerned About The Gay Marriage Column

I am writing in response to Virgil Vaupel's article “Gay Marriage and the Media,” which was posted in the January 14, 2015, Glasgow Courier. I am concerned about Mr. Vaupel's article because it is important for people among us who are gay or... Full story


Use Your Voice: Living In A Facebook World

If you don’t think Facebook has changed the world, take a look at the letter to the editor section. What used to be one of the more popular sections of the paper is now nearly non-existent. Of course we still have our columns and guest opinions in...

 By John Lacey    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Tribes Should Vote Against Marijuana Legalization

According to an article in last week's Glasgow Courier, the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribal Council legalized medical marijuana, and tribal members will vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana in October. These decisions are reporte...


The Goodness Of Our Youth Far Outweighs The Bad

Last Saturday I attended the basketball games at the Nashua School. When the school band started playing the national anthem, three elementary students – I'm guessing third or fourth grade – began singing the words. How wonderful, I thought,...


Did They Really Do That?

Do you remember your parents or grandparents keeping a diary or journal of each day’s activities as well as what the weather was for that particular day? Some people may still do that, but I am willing to bet that it is a small minority. I am not...


Arnetta Ann Braaten

Arnetta Ann "Pete" (Fullerton) Braaten, 82, of Glasgow, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Wolf Point, Mont. Funeral services will be held after the basketball season, per Arnetta's request....


Donna Lee Etchart

Donna Lee (Squires) Etchart, 85, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Raphael's Catholic Ch...


Karen Leah Green

Karen Leah (Gremaux) Green, 69, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Valle Vista Healthcare in Lewistown, Mont. In honor of her wishes, there will not be a service and cremation has taken place....


Elynor Irene Gustafson

Elynor Irene (Bopp) Gustafson, 84, passed away from natural causes on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont. There will be a memorial service held in New Salem at...


Ben Ottmar

Ben Ottmar, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, of natural causes in Bartlesville, Okla., after a lengthy illness. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home in...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    January 28, 2015

Wrestlers Get A First

In a full-fledged Class B-C wrestling tournament, the Scotties earned an A. GHS placed first among the 14 schools at last Saturday's Harlem Invitational with 115 points, edging Chinook by a point.... Full story


How'd They Do That? Scottie Girls Beat Class A Sidney

BY JIM ORR THE COURIER One Scottie varsity team won and one lost last Thursday when the Sidney Eagles rolled into town. The girls won. The boys lost. And that's why they play the games. The boys were...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    January 28, 2015

Elite 8 Head To State For Scotties; Jamba Jams It At Divisioinal

The Scotties head to the State B-C Speech and Drama Tournament this Friday and Saturday with their own Elite 8 – the team members who advanced at Divisional. One Divisional champion, Ethan Jamba in serious oral interpretation, heads the GHS...


McKean In The Hunt At 'Oscars Of Magazine World'

Working on deadlines isn't always for the weak-hearted. Digging into stories that you're passionate about can make those weird off the clock hours more tempting. One local writer and editor for a...


Bills In Play To Improve Access To Public Lands

Montana legislators have introduced a pair of bills to improve public access to public lands by keeping public roads open. The Montana Wildlife Federation and Public Land/Water Access Association are pushing the bills to address the growing problem... Full story



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Young Guns

Local chapter 2997 of the Knights of Columbus held its annual free throw contest on Jan. 25 for girls and boys ages 10 to 14. Pictured with their tournament certificates are Bergen Miller, Rance... Full story


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