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  • How You Like Them Grapples?

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The 26th Annual Scottie Wrestling Invitational proved to be an historical and a record-setting weekend. Twenty-seven schools sent 275 wrestlers to the event, including 39 girls taking advantage of the second year of girls wrestling being a sanctioned sport in Montana. Glasgow put 14 grapplers on their home mats, 13 boys and one girl. The Scottie boys team claimed a third-place finish with 123 points. Senior Kyler Hallock led the boys team with a second-place finish and 23 points. Shalynn...

  • Sen. Tester Nominates Two Valley County Students to Military Academies

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    After graduating from high school in the Spring of 2022, Dalton Sand of Glasgow and Cole Taylor of Opheim will soon head off to a military academy, thanks to nominations from Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester, and Congressman Matt Rosendale. "I would like to thank Congressman Matt Rosendale and Sen. Jon Tester for nominating me," Sand said. "That was a huge milestone in my life." A "big thank you to Senator Steve Daines, who has given me a principle nomination for West Point and again to...

  • Scottie Basketball Teams Pick Up First Wins

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The Scottie girls basketball team picked up their first win of the season – defeating Joliet by double digits, 46-33 – after dropping a tight game to Red Lodge, 42-21, at the Wooden Memorial Tournament this past weekend. Glasgow took a first half lead over host team Red Lodge Friday evening, going into the break with a 27-20 lead, building from their 14-13 first quarter lead. Red Lodge came out strong from the half, putting up 11 points in the both the final quarters while holding Glasgow...

  • Married Couple Killed at Liberty Road Train Crossing

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    After recently relocating to Valley County from Thailand, husband and wife Dillon Lee and Baika (Puengudom) Cassel were killed when their pickup truck was T-boned Dec. 6 by a BNSF train about eight miles west of Glasgow. Dillon, 31, was born in Glasgow and moved to Thailand after graduating form Glasgow High School to pursue his passion for martial arts. While living in Thailand, Dillon met Baika, 27 of Bangkok, and the two were married in June 2018. They operated businesses in Thailand, but...

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  • Scottie Basketball Teams Pick Up First Wins

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The Scottie boys basketball team picked up their first win of the 2021-2022 season this past weekend at the Wooden Memorial Tournament in Red Lodge this past weekend. Glasgow lost game one to the host team 55-50 on Friday in an overtime thriller then came back to defeat Joliet 41-38 Saturday. The Scotties played Red Lodge tight throughout the game. Glasgow trailed by only one at the end of the first quarter,10-9, and at the half, 18-17. Red Lodge held only a two-point advantage, 29-27, heading...

  • Frazer Girls Split Weekend

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    Frazer's girls basketball team split their weekend games in Wolf Point this past weekend. Friday, the Bearcubs earned their first win of the season, defeating the Glasgow JV team 31-22. They dropped their second game of the Tip-Off Tourney to the host Wolves' JV squad, 47-30 on Saturday. The Bearcubs took a 7-3 lead over the Scotties at the end of the first and held on to their lead throughout the game. Frazer led 13-9 at the half and 23-18 going into the final quarter, outscoring Glasgow in...

  • Frazer Boys 0-2 in Wolf Point

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    Frazer's boys basketball team dropped both of their games at the Tip-Off Tournament this past weekend in Wolf Point. Friday saw the Bearcubs fall 63-30 to the Glasgow JV team. Saturday, the host Wolves defeated Frazer 63-44. The Bearcubs held even with the Scotties in the first quarter with both teams putting 17 points up on the scoreboard. However, Glasgow took over the game in the second, outscoring Frazer 19-4. After halftime, the Scotties scored 15 in the third and 12 in the fourth while...

  • Lustre Christian Girls 2-0 in Tip-Off Tourney

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The Lustre Christian girls basketball team added two to their win column this past weekend at the Tip-Off Tourney in Wolf Point. The downed the Wolf Point JV team 40-24 and defeated the Poplar JV squad 63-37. Friday night against the Wolves, the Lions overcame a slow first-quarter start to run away with the game. After going down by one point, 7-6, they outscored the host team 9-4 in the second to take a 15-11 lead at the half. The Lions came out hot after the break, putting up 17 points in the...

  • Lustre Christian Boys Run Away with Two Games

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The Lustre Christian boys basketball team posted two big wins this past weekend at the Tip-Off Tourney in Wolf Point. The Lions defeated the host team JV squad by an 86-25 margin Friday and downed the Poplar JV team 79-30 on Saturday. In their game against Wolf Point, Lustre put more points in the first quarter – 35 – than the Wolves would score in the game. Lustre held the host team to 12 points in the first eight minutes. They added 19 points in the second quarter while Wolf Point put up...

  • Nashua Girls Take Two

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The Nashua girls basketball team found their game in Wolf Point at the Tip-Off Tournament, snagging two wins over the weekend. The Porcupines downed the Poplar JV squad 54-31 and defeated the Glasgow JV team 41-12. Nashua took a double-digit lead in the first quarter, 15-5, against the Indians and never looked back. The Porcupines put up another 15 points in the second while holding Poplar to a single field goal. Poplar came out stronger after the break, putting up 12 points in each the third...

  • Nashua Boys Drop Games

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The Nashua boys basketball team dropped their two games at the Tip-Off Tourney in Wolf Point this past weekend. A fourth-quarter surge put the Poplar JV squad ahead of Nashua 48-40 at the final buzzer on Friday. Saturday, the Porcupines were unable to counter the Glasgow JV team and fell by a 47-14 margin. Nashua held the lead over Poplar for three of four quarters on Friday, up 13-11 at the end of the first. They were up by five at the half 27-22 and led 37-33 going into the final eight...

  • North Country Girls Win Two

    Amber Erickson, Mavericks Coach|Dec 15, 2021

    It was another great weekend for the Lady Mavericks as they headed down to the Lewistown Holiday Classic Tournament. They started out with a rematch of the State C Championship game last year, Fort Benton. The Lady Mavericks were able to come out with a solid victory winning 49-23 over the Lady Longhorns. The girls came out focused and aggressive on both ends of the floor. Paige Wasson led the charge with 19 points and 7 rebounds, Jaycee Erickson 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals, Teagan...

  • NC Boys 0-2 in Fort Benton

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The young North Country boys basketball dropped both games at the Wooden Memorial Tournament this past weekend in Fort Benton. They fell to the host team 46-22 Friday and were defeated 58-29 by Winifred/Roy Saturday morning. Fort Benton took an 18-5 lead over North Country after the first eight minutes. The Longhorns aded 9 points in second while the Mavericks scored another 5 points. Fort Benton scored 10 in the third and 9 in the fourth while holding North Country to 7 and 5 points. Trey...

  • Ice Dawgs Snag Two Wins Over Salmon

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The Glasgow Ice Dawgs high school team claimed two wins Saturday in Butte over Salmon High School. Glasgow won the first game by a score of 5-4 Saturday morning, then routed their opponents 7-0 that evening. "This weekend we played our fifth and sixth games of the year, and showed so much improvement already," Dawgs' captain Colter Barnett said. "Success comes much easier once our team begins to work together like we did this weekend!" The Ice Dawgs leapt out to an early lead in game one, going...

  • Bantam Ice Dawgs Tie One, Win One

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The Glasgow Ice Dawgs bantam team traveled to Butte this past weekend where they tied game one at 5-5 with the host team, then rebounded to win 8-5 in game two. Glasgow scored first in game one when Brody Barnett hit the back of the net at 12:59. Butte tied the game at 11:16 in the second period but Glasgow regained the lead at 4:37 on a goal from Tavin Boland, assist Brody Hansen. Glasgow took a two-goal lead at 3:17 on a goal from Landon Honey with an assist from Boland. With just 38 seconds...

  • Scottie S&D

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 15, 2021

    The Scottie Speech and Drama team came up against some tough competition this past weekend when they attended the Laurel Invitational. With 31 schools and 344 competitors in attendance, only one Scottie made it to the finals. Mason Swenson earned a third place finish in Memorized Public Address. Many of the Scotties were just a couple of points from entering the finals and earning a top eight finish. Harley Edwars, Dramatic Oral Interpretation, and Chase Tarum, Humorous Oral Interpretation, both...

  • Glasgow Man Killed Near Jordan in Three-Vehicle-Collision

    Courier Staff|Dec 15, 2021

    An elderly Glasgow man was killed the afternoon of Dec. 3 in a three-vehicle collision on MT Highway 59 near Jordan. The man’s identity has not been released to The Courier, and Montana Highway Patrol has not responded to multiple requests for additional information. According to KRTV-3 in Great Falls, the 75-year-old man was traveling northbound at about 2:35 p.m. near mile marker 59, while a semi-truck and minivan were traveling southbound. The front of the man’s vehicle struck the trailer of the semi and bounced off, and then hit the... Full story

  • Applications Available for Soon Vacant City Council Seat

    Courier Staff|Dec 15, 2021

    The Glasgow City Council is accepting applications to fill the upcoming City Council Vacancy in Ward III, which remains active until Dec. 31, 2023. Applications are available at the Glasgow City Clerk’s Office, 319 3rd Street South, Monday through Friday 8 am to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be returned by 5 p.m. on Dec.23, 2021 to be considered for the position. For more information, call City Clerk Amundson at 406-263-0617, or send an email to [email protected].... Full story

  • Going to the Movies

    Chris McDaniel, Courier Publisher|Dec 15, 2021

    For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I decided it was high time to see a movie the way they are intended to be seen - in a movie theater. So, on a recent Friday night, I took my son Austin over to Valley Cinemas in downtown Glasgow to watch "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." I will give a review on that movie later in the column. First thing to know if you have never been to the Valley Cinemas before, take cash. They don't except debit or credit cards. Second, there is plenty of elbow r... Full story

  • OP-ED: Out-compete China with tech freedom

    Ken Bogner|Dec 15, 2021

    China has a plan. It wants to be the dominant technology country by 2035. If you look, it’s clear to see how they’re executing on that plan. They’re massively investing in hardware and software development to catch up to, and eventually overtake, the United States. If they’re successful, we’ll experience serious ramifications for our economy and national security. We’ve been the world technological leader for so long it’s understandable that many Americans take it for granted. What’s amazing is it happened without any... Full story

  • OP-ED: Infrastructure, Hard and Soft

    Montana GOP|Dec 15, 2021

    Every once in a while the public’s attention is drawn to an issue with a name that few people understand and many cannot even pronounce; enter “infrastructure”. Whatever it is, we are now going to spend 1.2 trillion dollars on it in the next few years so perhaps it’s time to think about it. Since “infra” means “below” I think about infrastructure as the foundation on which our society is built. There are two types of infrastructure, commonly called hard and soft. I was taught the difference between them by a mechanic when I was... Full story

  • Dillon Lee Cassel

    Dec 15, 2021

    Dillon Lee Cassel died Monday, December 6, 2021 along-side his wife in a vehicle collision on their way to town to go to the gym. Dillon was born June 23, 1989 in Glasgow, Montana to Scott and Robyn (Menge) Cassel.  He grew up on the family ranch near Saco, Montana.  Dillon also spent much of his of time on his grandparent's farm outside of Saco: working in the seed mill, running the swather, eating Grandma's cooking, and playing with Sarah.  Those memories were always very special to him.... Full story

  • Baika Cassel

    Dec 15, 2021

    Baika Cassel was born May 4, 1994 in Bangkok, Thailand to Sayarm Puengudom and Som Amorn. She was the third sibling in the family having two older brothers. The family grew up in ChiangRai, the most northern province of Thailand. She started her education as a homeschooler taught by her mother Som, then went to Montessori school in ChaingRai where she found her love in the art of cooking and baking. After high school, she attended Mahidol University in the NaKonPatom province for one year in... Full story

  • Kermit Flom

    Dec 15, 2021

    Kermit O. Flom, age 79, of Nashua, passed away early morning Dec. 11th, following a battle with lung cancer. Kermit was born Nov. 26, 1942 in Glasgow to Julius and Olga Flom, 1 of 10 children raised in Nashua, MT. He met and later married Sharon Gilman, June 20, 1966. They had one son, Jody. Kermit was proud to be a member of our National Guard, he worked civil service at the Glasgow Air Base from 1966 to 1968. From there he started his career with the Corp of Engineers, at Fort Peck, until he... Full story

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