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  • Governor Gianforte Contributes Salary To Serve Hi-Line Families and Children

    For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    On Nov. 30, Governor Greg Gianforte contributed a quarter of his salary to Hi-Line Home Programs, a nonprofit providing family-centered, home-based support services, which would otherwise be inaccessible, to children and families in northeast Montana. Headquartered in Glasgow, Hi-Line Home Programs, Inc. has made a commitment to provide support and services for children and families since 1976. During the years of their corporation has been in existence, the Hi-Line Home Programs has developed and expanded the program to offer a variety of...

  • Winter Wonderland Kicks Off Holiday Season

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture presented Winter Wonderland Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights on Dec. 2. There was something for everyone as the month of December begins and the community gets ready for the holiday season. Santa took a break from the North Pole and arrived in Glasgow at 1:30 p.m., escorted by the Glasgow Fire Department. He then made the rounds around the downtown Glasgow businesses and made a stop at Reynold's Market and Albertsons. Families and children...

  • Plunging For Special Olympics

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    It was a perfect December day on the 2nd for the annual Middle Of Nowhere Polar Plunge in front of the Glasgow Civic Center during the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture's Winter Wonderland Christmas Stroll. A total of 21 people of all ages participated in the Plunge, including members of the Glasgow Police Department, the Valley County Sheriff's Office, Nemont Telephone, Glasgow High School and the Montana Highway Patrol. Valley County Search and Rescue was on standby with Dustin Brunell...

  • Block Of Bucks Donations Down This Year

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    A number of volunteers came out this weekend to help facilitate this year's Block of Bucks event that helps out families and children with the purchase of essential winter clothing. Each year, the event is organized and implemented by Caring Hands, Inc. as well as a number of community volunteers. On Dec. 1, volunteers took shifts from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to stand at the downtown intersections, by the Glasgow Post Office and D&G Sports and Western, to collect funds for the Dec. 2 shopping day. At...

  • "The Best Day" For Skating

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center Prevention Services sponsored a special open skate night on Dec. 2 for all girls to Taylor Swift's music. The evening was spent with ice skaters of all levels and ages skating along to Swift's music. Attendees had the opportunity for a photo shoot with a cardboard Swift, and be the ultimate Swiftee by taking home friendship bracelets and tattoos. The event was organized by the Glasgow Ice Dawgs as part of the Glasgow Girls' Festival where Lewistown...

  • School Equalization Mills

    Dec 6, 2023

    The following was written to Governor Gianforte from the Montana Association of Counties (MaCO) on Nov. 28. Valley County is a member of MaCO. Governor Gianforte: The Montana Supreme Court clarified the State's ability to accrue 'banked mills' when the calculation required under MCA § 15-10-420 results in mills above the cumulative cap of 95. While that opinion was directly in contrast to the position of many counties, and the Montana Association of Counties in our defense of our membership, we...

  • Celebrating In St. Marie

    Dec 6, 2023

    Dear Editor, We just returned from a short week of visiting, hunting and celebrating Thanksgiving with our "chosen daughter," who recently relocated to St. Marie from Olympia, Wash. We were excited to meet and be a part of the St. Marie family on Thanksgiving day at their community town hall dinner, where 25 of us gathered to share a delicious meal contributed by all. It was an incredible group of people from many areas of the country, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Billings, to name a few. Time...

  • This Year, Montanans Will Be Holiday Shopping For Health Insurance

    Dec 6, 2023

    Dear Editor, This holiday season, more Montanans will be navigating the annual open enrollment period for health insurance, seeking quality and affordable health insurance plans for their families. Cover Montana has a team of health insurance navigators who can help Montanans make sense of their options during this crucial period, which runs from to Jan. 15, 2024. But this year stands out because more than 100,000 Montanans are no longer covered by Medicaid or Healthy Montana Kids (HMK). Like al...

  • Tester Secures Nearly $30 Million For Montana's Airports

    For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    As a part of his continued efforts to upgrade critical infrastructure and support Montana’s rural economies, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured $29,315,277 for Montana’s airports for repairs and improvements for runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects. This funding comes from Tester’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Grants. Tester negotiated the IIJA...

  • Secretary Christi Jacobsen Warns Of Misleading Solicitations Addressed To Montana Businesses

    For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is warning Montana businesses of misleading solicitations regarding various certificates and documents. Montana’s business community notified the Secretary of State’s Office of a mailing titled “Montana Certificate of Status Instruction Form” and another titled “2023 Certificate of Existence Request Form.” Neither mailing is associated with the Secretary of State’s Office. The Certificate of Existence mailing attempts to charge businesses a fee of $77.50, urging the businesses to respond by a...

  • Glass Jars

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    How long has it been since you purchased Mayonnaise in a glass jar? Since it has been canning season, I had reason to be checking my jar inventory. I always saved these unmarked jars to use to share cream, pickles, etc . rather than have to purchase more canning jars. I only remember Ball and Kerr, although there may have been other brands marketed. Of course, I did have a small supply of blue glass jars that had been passed on to me from family, but they were definitely not passed on. Of course now days, blue glass jars get used for...

  • Gingerbread House Workshop Dec. 12

    Roubie Younkin MSU Extension Agent, For the Courier

    Get in the Christmas spirit by creating your masterpiece from a prebuilt gingerbread house. MSU Extension Agents Roubie Younkin and Shelley Mills are once again offering the Gingerbread House workshop. Bring your ideas and we will provide the supplies. This is a great activity for families, grandparents and grandchildren, husbands and wives or even groups of youth. Everyone is invited to participate and make memories this Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Glasgow Senior Center. There will be three time slots to choose from – 5:30, 6... Full story

  • 25th Annual Remembrance Tree

    For The Courier

    The Student Council at Glasgow High School is sponsoring their annual Remembrance Tree program to remember loved ones that have passed on. A tree filled with lights to commemorate these loved ones will be on display throughout the holiday season in front of the Pioneer Museum. To include your loved ones, contact any High School Student Council member or reach out to us through our new Facebook page by searching “GHS Student Council” and a member will be in contact with you shortly. A lighting ceremony for the Remembrance Tree is scheduled for... Full story

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    For the Courier

    Veteran service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you. Service officers will be in Glasgow at the VA Clinic from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12. They will also be in Malta on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. Veterans and family members that are unable to meet with a Veteran Service... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Dec 6, 2023

    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 is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. 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. Visitors to the Fort Peck Interpre... Full story

  • Julianna Ackerman Services

    Dec 6, 2023

    Julianna Ackerman, age 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2023, in Glasgow, Mont. Funeral Service was at 6 p.m., Dec. 4, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow with Tom Fauth officiating. A reception followed the service.... Full story

  • Kathleen 'Kathy' Ramsbacher

    Dec 6, 2023

    Kathleen "Kathy" (Fralick) Ramsbacher, 81, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. A celebration of life, with family, will be at a later date. She was born on May 6, 1942, in Detroit Mich., to Harriet and Chuck Fralick. Kathy was a very kind and friendly person who was loved by all who knew her. In her free time, Kathy loved to cross stitch, garden, and spend time with her family. Her hobbies brought her joy and allowed her to express her creativity. Kathy is preceded in death b... Full story

  • Valley County Community Foundation Announces Markle Scholarship Winners

    For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    The Valley County Community Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s Markle Scholarship winners for those pursuing advanced degrees. Kathleen Brandt is a 2016 Glasgow High School graduate pursuing a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain College in Billings. Not only is Brandt a full-time student, but she also works part-time to help support her schooling and volunteers at women’s shelters in Montana. After obtaining her Doctorate, she plans to work with women’s shelters and at-risk youth in Montana, who are often mis served...

  • What Should You Do With 'Side Gig' Money?

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    As you know, the gig economy has been booming over the past several years. If you’re thinking of using your skills to take on a side gig, what should you do with the money you’ll make? There’s no one right answer for everyone, and the decisions you make should be based on your individual situation. And of course, you may simply need the extra income to support your lifestyle and pay the bills. But if you already have your cash flow in good shape, and you have some freedom with your gig money, consider these suggestions: • Contribute more to...

  • MSU Extension Informs Montanans About Corporate Transparency Act

    MSU News Service, For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    A new federal reporting requirement aimed at reducing corporate crime will affect some Montana farmers, ranchers and businesses, according to Montana State University Extension. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2024, certain corporations, limited liability companies and other entities created or registered to do business in the U.S. will be required to report information about their beneficial owners to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, within the U.S. Treasury Department. The new reporting requirement stems from the Corporate...

  • Governor Gianforte Leads Western Governors In Opposition To BLM's Efforts To Change Grazing Policies

    For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    On Nov. 30, leading a group of western governors, Governor Greg Gianforte opposed an attempt by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to change its grazing policies without collaboration and urged them to pause changes immediately. In a letter to BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning, Gov. Gianforte and four other western governors expressed their frustration with the BLM’s various attempts to change policy without collaboration, eroding the public’s trust. “It is disappointing and frustrating to exclude cooperators from regulatory policy discu...

  • Montana Farm Bureau Representatives Share Successes Of Recent Trade Mission To Taiwan

    Montana Farm Bureau Federation, For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    Six representatives of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) traveled to Taiwan in early November to visit with trade officials and business leaders about further opportunities for partnership with the country that ranks sixth in agricultural products trade with the United States. This trade mission was led by Governor Gianforte and included representatives from Montana’s agricultural, manufacturing, photonics, and bioscience industries. Montana Farm Bureau representatives included President Cyndi Johnson, MFBF Executive Vice President S...

  • MSGA Second Vice President Stovall Joins Governor Gianforte In Taiwan To Promote Montana Beef

    Montana Stockgrowers Association, For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    Montana Stockgrowers Association Second Vice President Turk Stovall arrived in Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 28, joining Governor Gianforte and a delegation of Montana business representatives. Stovall is one of 15 representatives from the Montana food and agriculture sectors and the only representative focused solely on opportunities to expand the demand of Montana beef. While in Taiwan, Stovall worked to establish business relationships and explore opportunities for U.S. beef exports to the region. Taiwan is currently one of Montana’s top trade p...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Glasgow Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 The young and young at heart lined the streets through downtown Glasgow to watch the brightly lit floats that kicked off the Christmas season on Saturday, Nov. 30. The Glasgow Optimist Club and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture held the annual Parade of Lights with 14 entires this year. Northwestern Energy has begun to replace 74 street light poles in Glasgow. The project is to replace old poles in poor condition statewide while Glasgow is now the...

  • DPHHS Urges Montanans To Check Their Homes, Discard Recalled Products

    For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    Federal, state, and local officials are urging Montanans to check their homes, child care facilities, and schools for the recalled cinnamon-containing applesauce or apple puree products (listed below) and discard them immediately. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) also urges medical providers to continue to monitor for possible cases of lead poisoning in children potentially associated with consuming the recalled products. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been 57 reports of adverse...

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