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  • County Floats Marijuana Ordinance

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    The Valley County Commissioners met at their normal weekly meeting last Wednesday, Dec. 12, to discuss, in addition to their normal business, plans to seek input from the public regarding future county-wide regulations on the operation of a medical marijuana dispensary inside the county but outside the numerous town and city limits. According to the discussion held at the meeting, the County had allowed a previous ordinance, which barred the open operation of a dispensary outside the home, lapsed some time ago and the County had not taken up th...

  • Hospital Guild Honors Rosalie Palazzo

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    At their regular meeting Monday, Dec. 17, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, the Hospital Guild honored late member Rosalie Palazzo for her years of service to the guild and specifically for her initiation of the baby hat program. To honor Palazzo, the Guild unveiled a plaque featuring her photograph and a knit baby hat to memorialize her contributions. The Guild also donated a nursing chair to be placed in the nursery for all new parents to use. According to Guild members, Rosalie had...

  • Bryan Elected Long Run Fire Chief

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    Back in 2010, she joined the Long Run Fire Department as a member, a firefighter. In 2013, she became one of three captains in the all-volunteer force. After a stint as a captain, she continued to keep Valley County safe as a deputy chief, and then as an assistant chief. And after nominations in November and a vote in December, Sara Johnson Bryan will be taking over as chief in January, 2019. As she looks forward to the future of the department, Bryan doesn't anticipate drastic changes, but...

  • Lefse Brings Together Three Generations at VVH

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    Residents of Valley View Home had a treat on Dec. 3, when the Lefse Ladies stopped by with ingredients and supplies to make lefse. The Lefse Ladies, comprised of Myrna Lauckner, her daughter, Gwyn Funk, granddaughters Teonna Funk, Tori Arnold and Kelcey Arnold, and other volunteers, rolled, fried and buttered over 200 lefse which were provided to residents throughout the building. "It was such a fun time," said Lauckner. Every year for close to 30 years, Lauckner, with a changing team of volunte...

  • Montana Senators Work to Pass Savanna's Act

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines, both members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, played critical roles in advancing Savanna’s Act, named for murder victim Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind from North Dakota. The bill will improve tribal access to federal databases for tracking missing and unidentified persons, require the Department of Justice to consult with tribes while developing guidelines, mandate reporting statistics regarding missing and murdered Indians to Congress, and provide Indian tribes and law enforcement agencies w...

  • Glasgow Secures Funds for Water System

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    The City of Glasgow has secured rural development funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to proceed with a plan to upgrade the city's water infrastructure. According to City Manager Robert Kompel, the plan will provide resources on upgrading equipment inside the water treatment plant, at pumping stations throughout Glasgow and the water line and at the intake station along the Missouri River. "This is the culmination of five years of effort to get this project going," said Kompel...

  • Seeking Your input on Medical Marijuana

    Valley County Commissioners|Dec 19, 2018

    Dear Editor, The Valley County Commissioners are seeking public opinion on a possible county ordinance dealing with medical marijuana dispensaries. The county had ordinances in effect in 2011 and 2012, but when the state tightened the requirements; the ordinance was allowed to lapse. Currently there is one dispensary in operation in Valley County; this business is seeking to expand, as described in the Courier article in this issue. Under the state law, cities and counties can adopt ordinances o...

  • The Secret to 50 Years of Marriage

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Dec 19, 2018

    Time for an update. I’ve not written my column for a while because of health issues. The first thing I want to do is say thank you to our children and grandchildren for the wonderful party they gave us for our 50th wedding anniversary. Next, thank you to all who attended the party, sent us cards, and extended their congratulations. We’ve been asked at times what our secret is for being married 50 years. As other couples who have been wed for 50 years or more will tell you, there really is no secret. For us it was taking life one day at a tim...

  • When Time Flew By

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Dec 19, 2018

    Since my topic for the week is Remember, do you remember when the years, months and days took longer to fly by? As you read this it will be only days before Christmas. Where oh where does time go? I guess time goes hand in hand with age – when we are 12 we can’t wait until we are 15 – then we get to 15 and the goal is 21, and from then on it seems to be a downhill slide. Soon it will be time to take our Christmas decorations down and I just barely got a few up. So enjoy each day, make more memories to treasure and enjoy those fast moving days....

  • Why My Vote Matters

    Tyler Fitzsimmons, Voice of Democracy|Dec 19, 2018

    Former President of the United States Barack Obama, once said, “Our collective futures depend on the willingness to uphold your duties as a citizen to vote.” Obama was stressing the importance of voting as an opportunity to take responsibility and be an influence. Many people don’t stop and think about the true significance of voting. Many people don’t appreciate why voting matters. Many people don’t know why voting matters. I sometimes wonder if my vote matters. Simply put, my vote matters because it is my right, my voice, and my legacy. My vo...

  • VFW Awards Essay Winners

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3107 of Glasgow honored students from Opheim, Hinsdale and Glasgow for their winning submissions to the Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy essay contests at a Christmas dinner last Thursday, Dec. 13 at the VFW Hall on Highway 2. The winner of the Patriot's Pen contest was Kodi Boone, of Hinsdale, and the runner-up finalists were Ellie Stone, of Glasgow, and Carrie Taylor, of Opheim. The Patriot's Pen essay focuses on service to democracy. On their website the...

  • Book and Chocolate Swap

    For the Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    There will be a book and chocolate swap this Saturday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 p.m., at the Sean R. Heavey Gallery, downtown Glasgow. Please bring a wrapped book and wrapped chocolate to swap. Nww and gently-used adult, young adult, juvenile and children’s books are all welcome. This event is presented by the Yoga Wellness Center, Sean R. Heavey Gallery and the Glasgow City-County Library. There will also be a 50/50 drawing to raise funds for the Friends of the Library. Tickets can be purchased at the event.... Full story

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Dec 19, 2018

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. They will be closed for the month of January and resume the stated days and hours starting Feb. 3. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. THURSDAY – DEC. 20 2 – 4 p.m. - Retirement Party honoring Sheriff Vernon Buerkle and Commissioner Bruce Peterson at Glasgow Senior Citizens Center. FRIDAY -DEC. 21 5:30 p.m. - Elks Members’ Christmas Party at Elk’s Lodge, Glasgow. SATURDAY – DEC. 22 5:30 p.m. - Book and Chocolate Swap at t... Full story

  • Not Sorry This Time

    Mary Honrud, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    We are heading off to Florida to have Christmas with our middle daughter and her family. This time Dennis is with me, having had his shoulder repair surgery and then receiving the doctor’s okay to travel. I’m sure we’ll have nicer weather there. As the annoying commercial says, “Not sorry.” We’ll both get to watch our grandsons compete in an ice hockey game Friday night. And they are in the championship game in their roller hockey league. It was rained out last weekend, so that game will be played Saturday morning. I really hope those games...

  • Marilyn Lee Dykstra

    Dec 19, 2018

    On Nov. 23, 2018, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Marilyn Lee (Hughes) Dykstra, joined her Heavenly Family. She died peacefully in her sleep just short of her 89th birthday at her apartment in the Missoula Manor with her daughter, Carol, and granddaughter, Jana, by her side. A celebration of life was held Friday, Dec. 7, at Grizzly Peak and a memorial service will be held in the spring of 2019 at the First United Methodist Church with burial of her cremains at the Highland... Full story

  • Gerald 'Jerry' Alfred Akre

    Dec 19, 2018

    Gerald "Jerry" Alfred Akre, 78, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A private committal service will be held at a later date. He was born to Alfred Olai and Gladys Esther (Carlson) Akre on Oct. 19, 1940, in Glasgow, Mont. He loved being outdoors and built his own cabin in the family pasture where he liked to camp. In the 1960s, he worked on the family farm, on the tunnels at Fort Peck Dam and began fencing. In the early 1970s, he and his wife, Cheeri, moved to Lewistown, Mont., where Akre... Full story

  • Colonel Robert 'Bob' J. and Shirley A. Sandvick

    Dec 19, 2018

    Colonel Robert “Bob” J. Sandvick, 86, born on Oct. 30, 1931, in Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at his home in Lubbock, Texas. His wife, Shirley A. Sandvick (Ham), 83, born on July 4, 1935, in Farwell, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Lubbock. There was a joint memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Farwell Sunset Cemetery in Farwell, at 10 a.m. central time.... Full story

  • Lady Scotties Drop Two-In-a-Row

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    The Lady Scotties had a tough few games last week with losses to the North Country Lady Mavericks on Dec. 14 and the Sidney Lady Eagles on Dec. 15. While head coach Travis Nielsen wasn't pleased with the final outcome of either game, he was still pleased with the girls' overall performance. "We didn't play to our abilities," he said, explaining that they just need to tap into their potential. "Both games were learning experiences for us." The well-coached Lady Mavericks were able to prevail...

  • Scottie Boys Split Games vs. Mavs, Eagles

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    The Scottie boys earned a win against the disciplined North Country Mavericks on Dec. 14 at GHS, defeating the Class C opponents 45-39. Kobe Sibley led the way for Glasgow with 13 points, followed by Alec Boland with 10. Defensively, Chevy Boos and Tim Wageman pulled the most rebounds off the boards with Boos grabbing eight and Wageman finishing with seven in the game. In another non-conference game against Class A Sidney, the Scotties struggled to defend against the Eagles' clutch player,...

  • Scotties Finish in Top Ten at CMR Holiday Wrestling Classic

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    The Scottie matmen competed at the CMR Holiday Wrestling Classic in Great Falls Dec. 14 and 15, following a stop in Fort Benton for a warm-up JV mixer on Dec. 12. The varsity Scotties held their own at the tough CMR tournament, placing 10th behind Colstrip and eight Class AA schools. Although the boys performed well, head coach Jory Casterline knows they can do better. "We wrestled better than we did the week before," he explained, "But we lost some matches that we should have won, some by just...

  • Ice Fishing Season is Beginning

    Marc Kloker, For the Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    It’s that time of year when ice anglers will be heading out to Montana's waters for the ice fishing season. Ice fishing is a great winter activity that the entire family can enjoy. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds anglers that safety should be the number one concern during a day out on the ice. While the first ice of the year often offers some of the best fishing, it also can be quite variable from location to location and from day to day. Anglers should be familiar with the water body they plan to fish. The safest ice anglers are t...

  • Four More Deer Test Positive for CWD

    For the Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    Test results from the final CWD surveillance samples sent after the close of Montana’s general hunting season showed four more deer along the Hi-Line to be positive for chronic wasting disease. The four deer included a mule deer buck from Hill County and a white-tailed buck from Phillips County. Both deer were taken in areas with previous detections. Additionally, two mule deer bucks from Sheridan County also tested positive. These are the first from Sheridan County. This brings the total number of positive animals found in this year’s sur...

  • 19U Ice Dawgs Drop Two Games in Williston Tourney

    Georgie Kulcyzk, The Courier|Dec 19, 2018

    Wahpeton 3, Glasgow 0 - 12/15 Period 1 Goals: 0 Penalties: Katie Kaiser, two minutes, too many men Period 2 Goals: 0 Penalties: 0 Period 3 Goals: 0 Penalties: Lexie Pehlke, two minutes, slashing; Brooklyn Schmidt, two minutes, tripping In the net: Lizzy Nyquist – 28 saves Fargo 9, Glasgow 0 - 12/15 Period 1 Goals: 0 Penalties: Shanice Lagerquist, two minutes, body checking Period 2 Goals: 0 Penalties: Tori Pehlke, two minutes, tripping Period 3 Goals: 0 Penalties: 0 In the net: Kassie Moore – 44 saves...

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