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  • Block of Bucks Raises Nearly $40,000

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    In the season of giving, Glasgow residents did just that this past weekend as nearly $40,000 - $39,749 to be exact - was collected from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Dec. 1, for the annual Block of Bucks event. Volunteers braved below-zero temperatures and even the wind on Dec. 1 to stand at Glasgow’s two downtown intersections collecting money for the annual event. On Saturday, 200 children went shopping at the participating Glasgow businesses, Elle Boutique, Thistle & Thread, Mary’s Mercantile, Naked Acres, D&G Sports and Western, Mac & Mallow, Lul...

  • A Candyland Christmas

    Dec 7, 2022

    The Glasgow Chamber hosted "A Candyland Christmas" on Dec. 3 with the Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights. Chilly temperatures certainly did not deter the community to come out and enjoy the fesitivites. Santa was also able to make his way into Glasgow in the afternoon, escorted by the Glasgow Fire Department and took a few hours to talk to kids about their holiday list at Pehlke's Furniture....

  • Commissioners Vote To Provide Additional Funds to Valley County Pool Campaign

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    The Valley County Commissioners met for their regular Discussion and Decision meeting on Nov. 30 inside the Board of County Commissioners in the Valley County Courthouse. The agenda included the City of Glasgow’s request for an increase in funding for the Valley County Pool Campaign as well as further discussions on how to spend the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund which Valley County has received $1.8 million this year and is set to receive another $1.8 million in 2023. The Valley County Commissioners had already pledged funds t...

  • Scottie Recharged Committee Releases New Ways To Donate

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    With the kick-off to the Glasgow Holiday season this past weekend during the Christmas Stroll, the Scottie Field Recharged Committee has been busy behind the scenes to help make the gift of giving to the non-profit easy to reach the goal of new and improved athletic facilities at Glasgow High School. On Dec. 1, the committee released ways to give via Paypal, QR Code, in addition to the other already established methods of contacting Glasgow Athletic Director Brenner Flaten and mailing in the donation. The committee has also established...

  • Annual Remembrance Tree Program

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    The Glasgow High School Student Council (STUCO) members held their 24th annual Remembrance Tree program at the Pioneer Museum on Dec. 4. STUCO members, led by President Lane Thompson, welcomed those in attendance, which included Deacon Ed Malone, from St. Raphael's Catholic Church, who gave the evening's address. Over 300 bulbs were purchased in memory of loved ones that have passed away or in honor of military members. The money collected, which was over $1,500, will be donated to the new...

  • Jackyl Headlining New Middle Of Nowhere Music Fest

    Dec 7, 2022

    The Middle of Nowhere Music Fest announced the headline act for the concert set for Aug. 5 during the Northeast Montana Fair. The rock band Jackyl will be the headline act for the concert which was formerly titled the Northeast Montana Fair Concert. Jackyl is an American rock band formed in 1991. Their sound has also been described as heavy metal and southern metal. Their self-titled debut album has sold more than a million copies in the United States with hit singles like "Down on Me" and...

  • Rail Service

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    Remembering rail services from the past. Remember some of the elementary classes in the Glasgow school used to get to take a train trip to Malta, which for many students would be their first train trip in their lives. I do not remember how they returned home, just maybe there was a passenger train that headed to Glasgow a little later in the day. Or how about those of you that got to make trips to Great Falls by train. My mom and sisters traveled the train to Kansas City several times so I do have many memories of dining cars, Conductors, and...

  • USDA Releases Nationwide Farmer, Rancher And Forest Manager Prospective Customer Survey

    For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    Producers can now take a nationwide survey to help the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) improve and increase access to its programs and services for America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest managers. The survey includes new and existing customers. USDA encourages all agricultural producers to take the survey, especially those who have not worked with USDA previously. The survey gathers feedback on programs and services available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Age...

  • American Legion Post 41 and Auxiliary Christmas Party

    For the Courier

    The American Legion Post 41 and Auxiliary Christmas Party will be Sunday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m., at the VFW in Glasgow. Veterans and their families are welcome to enjoy a ham dinner with the trimmings. Please bring a dessert to share. Santa will join the celebration and all children are invited as well! Parents: please bring a small wrapped gift with the child’s name on it.... Full story

  • ORLC Indian Taco Supper

    For the Courier

    Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 115 Mabel, will have an Indian Taco Supper on Monday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This is a free will offering. Take-outs are available and everyone is welcome Thrivent has provided supplemental funding.... Full story

  • Scandinavian Bake Sale

    For the Courier

    First Lutheran Church, 641 2nd Ave., N. in Glasgow, will have its annual Bake Sale with Lefse, Fattimand, Krumkake, Rosettes, Sandbukkels, Spritz and assorted cookies. Sunday, Dec. 17, is the day to pick up your Christmas goodies from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FLC is encouraging people to pre-order their cookies by calling the office by Dec. 12, as some supplies are limited. You can stop by the Church at 641 2nd Ave. N., or call the office at 406-228-8462 to get your order in.... 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 Wednesday, Dec. 14. They will also be in Malta on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. If bad weather exists on day of travel, please stay tuned to the local... Full story

  • Valley County Board Of Health Meeting Dec. 13

    For the Courier

    The Valley County Board of Health will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 5:15 p.m., inside the Courthouse Annex basement, 500 4th Ave. S., Glasgow. The meeting will be held via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82615731657 Meeting ID: 826 1573 1657 In-person attendance is also available. On the agenda will be DPHHS Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program Manager Nicole Aune who will go over the laws pertaining to the sale and display of vaping and other tobacco products. There will so be a sanitarian report and a health department report. The next... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Dec 7, 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. Nashua Lions Roller Skating h... Full story

  • Applications Now Being Accepted For Theo and Alyce Beck Foundation Trust

    For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    Grant applications are now being accepted for nonprofit 501 (C) 3 organizations and governmental entities such as schools and municipalities for projects that promote better living in Valley County from Theo and Alyce Beck Foundation Trust. Applications can be picked up from Ruth Ann Hutcheson at Taxmasters, 54231 US Hwy 2 East, or Edward Jones at 317 Klein Avenue in Glasgow. An electronic application is available by emailing [email protected]. Completed applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than Friday Dec, 30....

  • Hinsdale School First Quarter Honor Roll

    For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    Those with an asterisk (*) by their name were also Fall Academic All-State recipient – earning both a Varsity letter and a 3.50 or higher GPA. Superintendent’s Honor Roll (3.75 GPA or higher) Lylith Bear Andrew Boucher Coy Bowman Teonna Funk Berkley Hillman* Linden Holt* Zora Holt* BaiLee McColly* CharLee McColly Cienna Strommen* Kade Strommen* Honor Roll (3.25 GPA or higher) Addison Idler Kodi McColly Mattea McColly* Aaron Miller Austin Miller Rylee Mix Rebecca Olsen Ashton Smith*...

  • Timothy 'Tim' Hide

    Dec 7, 2022

    Timothy "Tim" J. Hide, 56, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, at his home of natural causes. Tim was born Oct. 17, 1966, in Glasgow, to Dr. David J Hide and Jane (Ames) Hide and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1985. After graduation Tim attended Northern Montana College in Havre, Mont., but that was cut short due to his dad getting sick so he returned home to help. Tim joined the Valley County Long Run Fire Department with his beloved mom in 1985. Tim was a dedicated... Full story

  • Diane Marie Ersland

    Dec 7, 2022

    With deepest sorrows, we announce Diane, age 66, passed in the evening of Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, at Billings Clinic, in Billings, Mont. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Bell Mortuary, in Glasgow, Mont. Funeral services for Diane will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, Mont., with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will follow at the Nashua Cemetery. Diane Marie Ersland was born with Down's Syndrome on May 29, 1956, to Levi and... Full story

  • LaVern 'Buck' John Amestoy

    Dec 7, 2022

    On the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, Buck passed away peacefully of natural causes. His family was lucky enough to spend the day with him and have an opportunity to say goodbye. Buck was 89 years old. Buck was born in Tobison, Mont., on April 10, 1933. He was the eighth of 11 children born to John and Louise (Valez) Amestoy. Buck went to school in Hinsdale, Mont., and graduated in 1952. Over the years, he rarely missed a class reunion and the opportunity to visit with old friends. After... Full story

  • Wilmer H. 'Harvey' Fast

    Dec 7, 2022

    Wilmer H. "Harvey" Fast, 92, passed away peacefully to his heavenly home, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Valley View Nursing Home, in Glasgow, Mont. You may stop by Bell Mortuary to pay your respects to Harvey, Friday, Dec. 9. Family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow. A private family burial is planned with a celebration of life planned for June 2023. Harvey was born on June 5, 1930, on the Fast Family homestead in Lustre, Mont., to Peter and Aganetha... Full story

  • Advice Can Help When Making Charitable Gifts

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    Now that it’s the holiday season, gifts are probably on your mind – and you might intend for some of those gifts to go to charities. Although your intentions are good, you could be shortchanging both your recipients and yourself with your method of giving. But with some guidance, you can make choices that work well for you and those charitable groups you support. Of course, you could simply give money to these groups. However, by donating other types of assets, can you increase the value of your gift and gain greater tax benefits, too? It’s cer...

  • FMDH Foundation End Of Year Giving

    Taylor Zerbe, For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    The FMDH’s Foundation’s “Tree of Life” was lit on Monday, Nov. 28, and will remain so until the New Year! The tree is a symbol of the support received from this community and is a unique way for friends to help friends. With each gift, you can remember or honor a special person or event in your life. The names of the honorees are written on ornaments and hung, as a loving tribute, on the tree. An acknowledgement card will be sent to whomever you request. It is a great way to pay tribute to our loved ones, and a very thoughtful present that co...

  • Walstads Awarded Del Strommen Trendsetter Award

    For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    Typically awarded during the yearly New Trends in Ag seminar put on by The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, which occurred in November this year, the Del Strommen Trendsetter Award is provided to an individual(s) who show innovation not only in the agriculture field but is also involved in the community. This year's recipients, Darrell and Margareta "Maggan" Walstad were presented the award after the seminar due to being out of town during the event. Darrell Walstad is a 1980...

  • Local Cooperative Invests in State-of-the-Art Fertilizer Plant

    For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    Construction of PRO Co-op Ag Center’s new fertilizer plant in Antelope, Mont., is nearing completion and scheduled to receive product in the new year. This facility will greatly increase the access to dry fertilizer products used by farmers in northeastern Montana. Since 1928, PRO Co-op has been committed to serving rural communities across the northeast corner of Big Sky Country. Today, the organization remains steadfast in this commitment through strategic investment in assets to support local farms and ranches. The new 16,750 ton f...

  • USDA Previews Crop and Revenue Loss Assistance for Agricultural Producers 

    For the Courier|Dec 7, 2022

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced plans for additional emergency relief and pandemic assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA is preparing to roll out the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two as well as the new Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP), which are two programs to help offset crop and revenue losses for producers.  USDA is sharing early information to help producers gather documents and train front-line staff on the new approach. “We have worked diligently to help agricultural pro...

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