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  • Glasgow City Council Discusses Proposed Skate Park At Bundy

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The regular City Council meeting was filled with a variety of emotions by all of those in attendance, from the City Council members to the proponents and opponents to the proposed skatepark at Bundy Park. The committee behind the development of the skatepark was also in attendance to express their desire to utilize Bundy Park as a location for the revamped community skatepark. “We have a lot of community support. It’s really important for us to get a location confirmed as soon as possible, because not having one is holding up our...

  • Record Breaking High For December

    Dec 13, 2023

    An unseasonably warm day on Dec. 6 smashed the record high temperature for Glasgow for the day. Glasgow hit a record high of 63 degrees smashing the old record of 53 set in 1953. The weather was so beautiful, Irle Elementary third-grade teacher Mrs. Bense took her class outside to do some Christmas-themed sidewalk chalk to be able to take advantage of the day! Pictured is Bridger Brooks (right) with his Christmas tree and Declan Cochran (left) with his present....

  • LDS Nativity Open House Brings Culture With Music And World Scenes

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    For their eighth year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Airport Road in Glasgow once again provided holiday cheer during their annual Nativity Open House on Dec. 3. In addition to viewing a variety of different nativity scenes from all around the world, guests were treated to musical talents from local artists including singing and instrumental. Christine Gilchrist, who is also the Irle Elementary music teacher, and her violin students kicked off the open house with three...

  • Bingo Night Brings Families Together At Irle Elementary

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    As a way for parents, grandparents and children to get out of the house and make memories together, the Irle School PTO hosted Family Bingo Night on Nov. 30. Due to generous donations provided by local businesses, winners were able to take home board games, snow sleds, a membership to the Children's Museum of Northeast Montana, tickets to see Princess at the Pea on Dec. 16, as well as a variety of toys for the snow, such as sleds and snowball making kits....

  • Glasgow Places First In Speech Sweeps At Medicine Lake/Froid And Fort Benton Meet

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The Glasgow and Frazer Speech and Drama team traveled to participate in the Medine Lake/Froid meet on Dec. 2. Under the direction of coaches Carla Swenson and Sheena Wilcox, the Glasgow team placed first in the speech sweeps with Gabe Proctor placing first in humorous oral interpretation (HOI) and Connor Whitmer also placed first in spontaneous oral interpretation (SPOI). Olivia Helland and Ash James placed ninth in humorous duo, Kai Combs placed third in dramatic oral interpretation (DOI) and...

  • Parade Of Lights Winning Floats

    For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture & the Valley County Optimist Club of Glasgow Glasgow would like to thank all 17 participants in the Annual Parade of Lights. Chamber Big Bucks in the amount of $50 was awarded to each winner....

  • Shopping Small This Holiday Season Supports Montana's Main Street Businesses

    Dec 13, 2023

    Dear Editor, The pandemic confirmed the essential role that small businesses play in our daily lives. It sounds cliché, but locally owned small businesses truly are the heart and soul of our cities and towns. The holiday shopping season is a crucial time for small retailers and restaurants that depend upon the boost in sales earned between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not so long ago, it was an annual holiday tradition to travel downtown and shop at one of the many locally owned main street...

  • An Opportunity for Schools To Expand Personalized and Work-Based Learning

    Dec 13, 2023

    Dear Fellow Montanans, The ongoing changes to our state's economy present opportunities and challenges that our education system must address. We need to ensure that students are prepared to succeed in today's economy and have the skills to adapt to future opportunities. To that end, I'd like to take this opportunity to describe a couple of the ways this is being tackled by our state's education and industry leaders in the form of Work-Based Learning and flag a few important dates to ensure...

  • Governor Gianforte To Launch Property Tax Task Force

    For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    Governor Greg Gianforte has announced he will launch a task force to address rising property taxes and how to restrain their growth to help Montana homeowners. “Property taxes are too high. Over this year and next, our $1,350 property tax rebate will provide the average Montana homeowner with relief that more than offsets their property tax increase,” Gov. Gianforte said. “While these property tax rebates will help in the short term, we need long-term reforms to keep property taxes as low as possible, and we must be deliberate and...

  • Montana PSC To Reconsider Rate Hike For Northwestern Energy

    For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The Montana Public Service Commission plans to take up motions to reconsider a rate hike for NorthWestern Energy, according to the chief legal counsel for board that reviews public utilities. Chief legal counsel Lucas Hamilton said on Dec. 4 the PSC will take up the motions at a future meeting but a date is yet to be determined. The PSC regulates monopoly utilities in Montana. On a 5-0 vote, the all-Republican commission approved a settlement this fall that translates into a 24 percent electricity rate hike for residential customers and 25 perc...

  • Glasgow Kiwanis Club To Continue Christmas Bell Ringing At Reynolds Market

    For the Courier|ERROR

    For over 65 years the Glasgow Kiwanis Club has supported the Salvation Army Bell Ringing at this time of year. That will be changing, as the Ministerial Association voted to discontinue their participation in administering the funds raised and channeled through the Salvation Army in Denver. Instead, the Glasgow Kiwanis will be raising funds at Reynolds Market to help replenish their Activity Fund used for service projects and support of organizations such as the Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team, the pool project, Valley County 4-H Clubs, Scouts, Bring... Full story

  • Celebrate Jolakokaflod In Glasgow Dec. 23

    For the Courier|ERROR

    The premise is simple: Gift A New Book To Someone You Love. The Sean R. Heavey Gallery and the Loaded Toad will be hosting Jolakokaflod in Glasgow on Saturday, Dec. 23, starting at 2 p.m. Organizers of the event ask attendees to bring a wrapped book, new or gently used with chocolate attached to the book. This event is open to all ages and reading levels. Jolakokaflod is one of the most unique and charming Iceland Christmas traditions celebrated on Christmas Eve. Jolakokaflod translates into “Christmas Book Flood” with the tradition of givi... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Dec 13, 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... Full story

  • Winter Flowers?

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    I’ve just noticed that two of my bakers’ dozen amaryllis bulbs are sending up flower stalks. Of course they are: we’re getting ready to leave on our annual Christmas trip to Florida. We do love spending the holidays with our grandsons. The beautiful non-wintery weather (and seeing our daughter and her husband) are benefits we also enjoy. Back to the amaryllis: the bulbs sold each winter because of their willingness to bloom indoors are actually cultivars of Hippeastrum, a genus with about 90 species. There are also tons of hybrids. These...

  • PLPW Advisory Committee To Meet December 19 Via Zoom

    Montana FWP, For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The Private Land/Public Wildlife Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Dec. 19, via Zoom from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The 13-member advisory committee, appointed by the governor, is charged with reviewing FWP’s access programs and offering recommendations to help achieve program goals and maintaining good relations between hunters and landowners. Members are Ed Beall, chair, of Helena, Eric Albus, of Hinsdale, Cynthia Cohan, of Butte, Lee Cornwell, of Glasgow, Paul Ellis, of Bozeman, Everett Headley, of Stevensville, Donna McDonald, of Alder, Rod...

  • USDA Now Accepting Applications For Farm Loans Online

    Farm Service Agency, For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched an online application for Direct Loan customers. More than 26,000 customers who submit a Direct Loan application each year can now use an online, interactive, guided application that is paperless and provides helpful features including an electronic signature option, the ability to attach supporting documents such as tax returns, complete a balance sheet and build a farm operating plan. This tool is part of a broader effort by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) to streamline its processes,...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Report

    For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Nov. 30, show 3,592 cattle. Cow and bulls holding fairly steady. Feeder calves selling stronger. Utility and commercial cows brought in $85 to $95; canner and cutter cows $70 to $85; young feeding/turnout cow $95 to $166. Bulls brought in $94 to $110 with the top selling for $116. 300-400 SC $330 to $376, HC $295 to $316; 400-500 SC $295 to $343.50, HC $256 to $300; 500-600 SC $250 to $303.75, HC $224 to $256. Dec. 7, was the Glasgow Stockyards big stock cow/bred heifer auction. The results of...

  • Montana FSA Program Dates/Deadlines

    US Department of Agriculture, For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    USDA in Montana reminds agricultural producers of important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program dates. Contact your local service center to apply and with any questions. Visit online at farmers.gov and fsa.usda.gov/mt. Dec. 31: 2024 NAP Application for Coverage Deadline for Honey Dec. 31: deadline for requesting Extraordinary Measures assistance under IRA Section 22006 Dec. 31: deadline for requesting Extraordinary Measures assistance and Cash Flow Based Assistance IRA payments under IRA Section 22006 Jan. 13, 2024: Inflation Reduction Act...

  • USDA Awards Grant To Montana Tribes To Help Strengthen Food Sovereignty

    USDA Rural Development, For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development in Montana State Director Kathleen Williams has announced that the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana became one of the first nationwide to receive a $191,000 grant through the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Indigenous Animals Harvesting and Meat Processing Grant Program. This grant program is designed to support the priorities of Tribal Nations in reducing nutrition insecurity, as well as expanding and enhancing indigenous animal and meat...

  • Can You Make Charitable Giving Less 'Taxing'?

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    Once again, it’s the season of generosity. In addition to considering gifts for your loved ones, you might want to think about charitable gifts as well. But what should you know before making gifts to charities? And what impact might these gifts have on your financial and tax situation? First, you may want to create a gift budget by deciding just how much you will give to charitable organizations over the rest of the year. Next, look closely at the groups to whom you wish to contribute. You can find many reputable charities, but some others...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Glasgow Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013 Sherry Young and Katie Brandt collect donations next to the Glasgow Post Office on Friday, Dec. 6, in temperatures below zero, for the annual Block of Bucks program that helps needy kids in the area shop for winter clothes. Volunteers swapped out every hour throughout the day to help collections continue. Glasgow will say goodbye to Silver Airways, formally known as Gulfstream Air, and welcome Cape Air, which will provide cheaper flights. Fares from Glasgow... Full story

  • Phillips And Wasson Selected As Coach Of The Year

    For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The Montana Coaches Association (MCA) is pleased to announce that Char Wasson, volleyball coach for the North Country Mavericks, and Tim Phillips, girls’ cross country coach for the Glasgow Scotties, was selected by a vote of member coaches as “Coach of the Year” for the 2023 fall sports season. This is the second year Coach Wasson has brought the North Country Maverick volleyball team to state and clinched third place at the All-Class Volleyball Tournament in Bozeman this past November. This was Phillips first year as head coach for the...

  • Glasgow Hosts 28th Annual Scottie Invite

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    Glasgow played host to the 28th Annual Scottie Invite Dec. 8 and 9 with 27 schools and 352 wrestlers in attendance. The Scottie boys placed seventh with 99 team points. Khye Gamas, Tyler King, Michael King, Makiya Plummer and Cody Kuka placed for Glasgow. Gamas went 4-0 on the weekend to win the 152 lb. class. M. King took second at 170, T. King fourth at 120, Kuka sixth at 114 and Plummer eighth at 113 lbs. The Scottie girls scored 46 points to take ninth place. Riley Clampitt pinned Baker's...

  • Scottie Boys Win Two at Woodden

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The Scottie boys basketball team cruised to two wins at the Woodden Tournament this past weekend to improve their record to 2-1. Glasgow defeated Big Timber 66-26 Friday night and downed Joliet 68-51 Saturday. Glasgow opened the weekend by shutting Big Timber out in the first quarter of the game while scoring 22 points. The Scotties doubled their score in the second while holding the Sheepherders to 6 points. Big Timber outscored Glasgow 13-12 in the third but Glasgow put up 10 in the fourth while holding the Herders to 7 points. Myles Yoakam...

  • Glasgow Girls Split Games at Woodden

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    Glasgow’s girls basketball team split their games at the annual Woodden Tournament this past weekend. The Scotties fell 48-36 in their opening game to Big Timber Friday before rebounding with a 60-23 win over Joliet Saturday. Glasgow fell behind 8-4 in the first quarter against the Sheepherders before tightening the score to 18-16 at the half. Big Timber outscored Glasgow 13-4 in the third and 17-16 in the final quarter. Mayzie Yoakam paced the Scotties with 17 points. Hayden Green added 9 and Joely Chappell 6 points. Paityn Britzman and...

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