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  • Inaugural Diaper Drive Helps Most Vulnerable

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    The Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center (EMCMHC) saw a need in the most vulnerable in our community, children. Diapers are one of the most basic needs for a family with a new baby and the cost doesn't go away until the child is potty trained. With the cost-of-living increasing, including the cost of diapers and supplies for diapering needs, it is hard for some families to provide these basic needs for their little ones. In the community, there are no resources to offset diapers and...

  • VCSO Partners With Frazer School To Provide Safety And Security

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    For a month and a half, Valley County Sheriff’s Office has been providing a presence and assistance in Frazer Schools in order to help students, staff and the community. The memorandum of understanding with Frazer schools started on Nov. 1, after Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer approached the Valley County Commissioners to establish this relationship. Sheriff Boyer explained he was first approached by the Superintendent of Frazer Schools Melanie Blunt-Cole to see how the Valley County Sheriff’s Office could help. “Over the last four years...

  • Annual Nativity Display Encompasses The World

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Airport Road in Glasgow provided holiday cheer during their seventh annual Nativity Open House on Dec. 11. In addition to perusing a variety of different nativity seasons, guests were treated to musical talents from local artists, including instrumental and singing. There was also an arts and crafts station for the children. On display were Nativity scenes that spanned the globe with some crafted by Israeli Olive Wood while others were crafted...

  • Proctor Represented Glasgow At All-State Choir

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    Glasgow High School sophomore Gabe Proctor represented Glasgow as an All-State Choir participant Oct. 19 through 21, at Gallatin High School in Bozeman, Mont., during the 2022 All-State Festival, which included the best of band, chorus and orchestra throughout the state. According to Proctor, approximately 150 people convened on stage to sing seven classical choral pieces during the performance that occurred on the last day. Proctor is the first All-State music student to represent Glasgow in...

  • County Voting

    Dec 14, 2022

    Dear Valley County Voters, Elections are still in the news. After our last election, Stan Ozark reported over 700 mail ballots were not returned. That is sad and shameful. Voting is our responsibility. Stan also made mention, maybe impressed, that the majority of votes in Valley County are absentee (mail) ballots. Well, no wonder! Several years back, the commissioners approved the Election Administrators request to combine all polling places into Glasgow, in order to save the cost of voting...

  • Letter To Director of The Valley County Health Department

    Dec 14, 2022

    Dear Lynn, I was remiss today when I received my booster vaccination and did not personally thank you for all that you have done during this pandemic. As we have discussed, this has been the most difficult of times. Yet, for so many of us you and your staff were supportive, you provided helpful information, you obtained the vaccines and timely provided the distribution and you did it all in the most professional manner. Again, thank you and wishing you the best always. Sincerely, David L....

  • Daines Cannabis Banking Reform Bill Helps Align Federal, State Law

    Dec 14, 2022

    Dear Editor, I'm not a pro-marijuana guy. I voted against Montana's adult-use cannabis initiative (I-190) in the 2020 election. However, since Montanans approved the initiative and recreational marijuana has taken effect in our state, I've been committed to following the will of the voters and making sure our new system works safely and effectively. One of the biggest barriers to that objective is outdated federal law that causes problems for states that have legalized cannabis. In America, our...

  • DOJ Alert: Hoax Active Shooter Calls Being Made Across Montana

    For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    Law enforcement has responded to hoax calls about an active shooter in multiple parts of the state. There has been no evidence of an active shooter and no actual threats found. The calls have been made to dispatchers in Billings, Colstrip, Forsyth, Manhattan, Miles City, Red Lodge, and Cascade and Madison counties. “This is likely an orchestrated hoax tactic called swatting,” Division of Criminal Investigation Administrator Bryan Lockerby said. “We are assisting with the coordination of these incoming threats to further the investigation and i...

  • AG Knudsen Warns Of Scam Callers Posing As Law Enforcement

    For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    Attorney General Austin Knudsen is warning Montanans of scammers attempting to obtain personal information from unsuspecting individuals over the phone by claiming to be law enforcement officials. The fraudsters are disguising their phone number, so on caller ID it appears the number is coming from a legitimate law enforcement office, which is also referred to as “spoofing.” Once on the phone with an individual, the scammer will threaten the victim with outstanding warrants or investigations to try to obtain personal information, like bank acc...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Dec 14, 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. Events are also listed below. N... Full story

  • 2023 ServeMontana Awards Open With New Categories

    For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    The Governor’s Office of Community Service has announced it is accepting nominations for the annual ServeMontana Awards, with new award distinctions. In partnership with Montana’s Credit Unions, this award recognizes Montana citizens who embody a strong commitment to others through community volunteerism, exhibit leadership through serving, and impact change outside of paid employment. The public is encouraged to nominate individuals and service groups of all ages and backgrounds across Montana. All service must be performed in Montana and by...

  • Opheim First Quarter Honor Roll

    For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    High Honors: (3.7 + GPA) Carrie Taylor Billy Still Honors: (3.4 GPA) Bo Anderson Maria Still Latia O’Guin...

  • DuAnn 'Tooky' Marie Miller Lacock

    Dec 14, 2022

    DuAnn "Tooky" Marie (Miller) Lacock passed away peacefully of natural causes in her home near Hinsdale, Mont., on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Visitation is scheduled at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Mont., 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, with services and Celebration of Life at Hinsdale American Legion on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating, followed by interment at Hillview Cemetery, luncheon to follow. Tooky was born in Nelson, Minn., on April 11, 1941, the second child of... Full story

  • Harold J. Wentland

    Dec 14, 2022

    Harold J. Wentland, age 79, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Glasgow. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Bell Mortuary, in Glasgow. Refreshments will follow. Harold will be inurned in Highland Cemetery in a private ceremony. Harold was born in Jamestown, N.D., on Jan. 30, 1943, to Fred and Margaret (Burkehardt) Wentland. He graduated from school and was attending Jamestown College when he met the love of his life, Dolores Carrignan... Full story

  • Bonnie Hall

    Dec 14, 2022

    Bonnie (Lystad) Hall, 77, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away at her home in Glasgow on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Services will be held at a later date. Bonnie was born Nov. 4, 1945, in Scobey, Mont., to Marvin and Lillian (Plummer) Lystad. She received her education in the Scobey School System. She married Meade M. Hall in 1967. Bonnie made her home in Scobey; San Diego, Calif.; and Glasgow for the last 45 years. She was a member of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe. She loved watching football and... Full story

  • Seniors Can Apply For The Montana Elderly Homeowner/Renter Tax Credit For The 2022 Tax Year

    Aging Services Specialist Lisa Baxter, For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    Are you a Montanan who is 62 or older as of Dec. 31, 2022? If yes, you will be interested in a legislative change to the Elderly Homeowner/Renter Tax credit for the tax year 2022. The new law doubled the income exclusion from $6,300 to $12,600 and increased the credit to $1,150. Would you qualify for the 2022 Montana’s elderly homeowner/renter tax credit? If you can answer “yes” to all of the following questions, then you may be eligible: 1. Were you 62 or older as of Dec. 31, 2022? 2. Did you rent, own, or lease a home in Montana for a total...

  • MSU Extension Valley County Winter Series Workshop 2022

    For the Courier

    The MSU Extension Valley County will be hosting a free upcoming workshop at the Cottonwood Inn on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Extension Beef Specialist Sam Wyffles will be presenting on Nutrient Requirements and Supplementation from Third Trimester Through Breeding. Extension Forage Specialist Hayes Goosey will also be presenting on Nitrates and Cropping Options. The session is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but required. Please call the Extension Office at 406-228-6241 to register or for any q... Full story

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Dec. 1, shows 4,544 cattle sold with cows steady and bulls lower. Utility and commercial cows brought in $57 to $70; canner and cutter cows $47 to $57; young feeding/turnout type cows $80 to $121 with top at $135; and bulls $80 to $91. 300-400 SC brought in $241 to $289, HC $202 to $226; 400-500 SC $218 to $259.50, HC $191 to $218; 500-600 SC $191 to $233, HC $182 to $211; 600-700 Sc $170 to $195.75, HC No Test. Thursday, Dec. 15, is the Last All Class Cattle Auction of 2022. There are several...

  • Farmers Can Now Make 2023 Crop Year Elections, Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    Agricultural producers can now change election and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2023 crop year, two key safety net programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Signup have begun and producers have until March 15, 2023, to enroll in these two programs. Additionally, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has started issuing payments totaling more than $255 million to producers with 2021 crops that have triggered payments through ARC or PLC. “It’s that time of year for produ...

  • Opheim FFA Members Attend Montana Ag Expo In Bozeman

    Tracy Cumber, For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    The FFA Foundation’s Montana FFA Ag Expo is a three-day conference where high school and middle school FFA members from across Montana gather to participate in competitive events, leadership workshops, and career training on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. This conference hosts over 1,600 students representing 100 FFA chapters throughout the Big Sky state and is Montana FFA’s largest conference. Twenty-five competitive events are offered for all FFA members to participate in, whether it is their first event in the blue cor...

  • USDA Requests Public Input on Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act Funding

    For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking for public input through a Federal Register request for information on implementation of more than $19 billion provided by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will use the investments provided through IRA-funded conservation programs to support farmers and ranchers in adopting and expanding climate-smart activities and systems. NRCS asks for comments on how to target program benefits, quantify impact, and improve program delivery and o...

  • Montana Highway 200 Reconstruction Continues in 2023

    For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Wickens Construction will return in early 2023 to finish phase two of the Montana Highway 200 (MT 200) reconstruction project. The project is comprised of five phases aimed at improving nearly 37 miles of Highway 200 between Jordan and Brockway. “The Highway 200 Jordan to Brockway project is an important one for central Montana, as it is the major route for residents, commercial and agricultural vehicles, and visitors traveling across the center of the state,” said MDT Glendive District Adm...

  • Amaryllis Grower, Maleficent Me?

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    This week I'm going to maybe bore you with the info I've gleaned on amaryllis plants. Aren't you excited? These bulbs are ubiquitous in the Christmas season. They are 'forced' to bloom during this time of year, when we long for that burst of color to cheer us in the blah-ness of the onset of winter. Normally, left in nature, these plants would bloom in the spring. In fact, the word amaryllis is taken from the Greek amarysso, which means "to sparkle." It also means "pride, determination, and...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled By Kirsten Keiser, The Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 Glasgow Superintendent Bob Connors addressed about 20 school administrators and community members at a School Building Committee meeting Monday, explaining the splitting of the school bond issue into two questions for the voters. He said that one vote will be on $16.8 million bond for building or renovation of three school buildings: a new elementary building, additions to East Side and improvements to the high school. Valley County Commissioner Dave Pippin...

  • Foxy

    Richard Noble, For the Courier|Dec 14, 2022

    Technology giants, during the age in which we live, are household names. You might wash your clothes in a Samsung. You’re perhaps reading this on an LG. I’m typing this right now, on an Apple. It’s not necessarily a new thing, as any brand of facial tissue being referred to as a Kleenex shows us, but unlike with the humble sneeze-catcher, we do now have ferocious brand loyalty. What’s surprising though is the number of technology manufacturers who don’t, in fact, manufacture anything at all. At least, not in their own offices or factories...

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