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  • Further Discussions Regarding Proposed Skatepark At Council Work Session

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The Glasgow City Council held a work session on Dec. 11 in the Council Chambers. The agenda included discussion on requiring disconnection from water/sewer mains on a demolition permit, discussion on the rotational engineer selection process, reviewing House Bill 355 (which is funding coming to the city) project listing and prioritize for funding as well as further discussion on the proposed skatepark on city property. Work sessions are not regular meetings instead they are used for addressing major issues more effectively. These types of...

  • Erickson Named Montana Coach Of The Year

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    On behalf of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Amber Erickson, girls basketball coach for the North Country Mavericks, was selected to receive the 2022-23 Montana Coach of the Year Award. In addition to coaching the girls basketball team, Erickson is also the assistant coach for the North Country Mavericks volleyball team, who clinched the third place trophy, for the second year in a row, for Class C in the All-Class Volleyball Tournament this past November in...

  • Missoula Children's Theatre Comes To Glasgow For "The Princess And The Pea"

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    Fort Peck Fine Arts Council and the Missoula Children's Theatre teamed up this year to put on a production of "The Princess and the Pea" at the Glasgow High School Auditorium on Dec. 16. The show was open to Valley County kids in kindergarten through eighth grade to audition at the beginning of the week and then actors had the whole week to practice after school before the big show. A total of 51 students received parts in the production, from all ages and grades, led by tour actor/directors...

  • Glasgow Speech and Drama Take Home Hardware At Plentywood Meet

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The Glasgow Speech and Drama team is keeping up with their winning streak leading into the holiday break. They traveled to Plentywood on Dec. 16, where they came in first for the third week in a row in the Class B Speech Sweeps. They also placed third in the Class B Drama Sweeps. Helping the team take first place once again was Leon Edwards in dramatic solo, Gabe Proctor in humorous oral interpretation (HOI) and Connor Whitmer in spontaneous oral interpretation (SPOI). In humerus duo Olivia...

  • Warm Weather And Brown Christmas Expected

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    It has been hard this winter to get into the holiday spirit when the area keeps seeing new record highs being recorded. This past Wednesday, another new record high was set in Glasgow with a high of 53 degrees at around 3 p.m. There is high confidence that temperatures will remain warmer than normal through Christmas for northeast Montana, along with drier than normal conditions. That hasn't stopped elementary students from writing their wishes for the season to Santa however! Thanks to Irle...

  • Caroling Downtown

    Dec 20, 2023

  • The Price Of A Good Life

    Dec 20, 2023

    Dear Editor, Does this little "poem" warrant a spot in your Courier? I don't know where it came from, but thought it was kind of interesting. Thank you, Pat Murdock Whitewater, Mont. The Price Of A Good Life Farms are a funny lot, some work hard, some do not. Some get up early, some sleep late, some have good intentions and some are up for debate. But most farmers are good and do what they can to raise up a family and live off the land. But some city folks lately have had some concern that the...

  • Old West Xmas Celebrations

    Dec 20, 2023

    Dear Editor, This clipping is from your newspaper about 1944. Since we are into the Christmas time, I thought Glasgow would enjoy reading this in your newspaper today in 2023. Many of the families in Glasgow worked on the building of the dam. I was born and raised in Glasgow and cherish my young years there. Sincerely, Peggy Hoffmann Wood Columbia Falls, MT...

  • Proposed Resurfacing Of MT 24 South Of Opheim

    For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to resurface about eight miles of Montana Highway 24 (MT 24), south of Opheim. The project begins 17 miles south of Opheim, and extends north, ending at the intersection with Ruffcorn Road and Gilbert Lane. Proposed work includes cold-in-place recycling (CIR), applying a new overlay, and finishing with a seal and cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement markings, signage, and guardrail. CIR is when the existing asphalt surface is rem...

  • Grain Trucks

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    Noticing the picture of grain trucks in the Buzz as well as all the activity at the elevators has made me remember the moving of grain in my young days. The use of 2-ton trucks with side boards and hoists. How the world does change. I am sure my grandfather, or maybe even my Dad could not imagine the present day grain trucks, the ease of dumping them, and the amount of grain they could have hauled. I understand that grain elevators of days past were set up for wagons to dump. I can only assume that this began in horse and wagon...

  • Annual Christmas Family Skate

    For the Courier

    You and your family are invited to enjoy some quality time on the ice. Join us Saturday, Dec. 23, from 10 a.m., to noon at the Valley Event Center. The cost will be $2 to skate, $2 to rent, with a $15 maximum per family. Parents will be on the ice with children and vice versa. Also, sign-ups for the second session of Glasgow Learn to Skate are taking place now through Friday, Dec. 22. Late registrations will be accepted through Tuesday, Jan. 2, as space allows, with lessons starting Saturday, Jan. 6. Contact Kimberley Girard at 263-2370 (call... Full story

  • Northeastern Montana Veterans Memorial Annual Meeting

    The Northeastern Montana Veterans Memorial committee will hold their annual meeting Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at 1 p.m., at the VFW in Glasgow, 54087 Highway 2, Glasgow. The public is welcome. This is our 30-day notification for our annual meeting.... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Dec 20, 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 Interpre... Full story

  • Lucky Clover 4-H Dec. Meeting Notes

    Emma Kirkland, For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    Lucky Clover met on Dec. 10. Before the meeting started we decorated the Senior Center. The meeting was called to order by Jaydeen and he had some older members talk about club history and what the Pledge means. We made sure everybody got their letters sent out to Veterans. We made Christmas tree ornaments for the 4-H tree at the courthouse and made a 4-H float for the Parade of Lights on Dec. 2. Our club decided to have a Valentine’s Day party at the Nashua roller skating rink on Feb. 11, 2024. We plan to do a meal fundraiser for one of the N...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Report

    For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Dec. 7, show 2,429 cattle sold. It was a great stock cow and bred heifer auction. We ended up with 650 bred heifers and 725 bred cows. Utility and commercial cows brought in $84 to $94; canner and cutter cows $70 to $85; and bulls $90 to $105.50. Bred heifers brought in $1,850 to $2750 per head. Three-to-five year old bred cows brought in $2,400 to $2,950 with the top at $3,000. Middle-age bred cows brought in $1,900 to $2,600. Short term brought in $1,450 to $2,050....

  • Montana Farm Bureau Announces 2024 ACE Leadership Class Participants

    For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The Montana Farm Bureau Federation announces their ACE (Advocate. Communicate. Educate) Leadership Program class for 2024. This is the ACE Leadership Program’s seventh year of empowering Farm Bureau members to become confident and effective leaders in their local communities, for Montana agriculture and for their county Farm Bureaus. The program arms its participants to communicate industry issues and represent Farm Bureau interests at the local, state and national level. ACE successfully does this by focusing on leadership development, e...

  • Montana State University Extension Hosting Livestock Birthing Webinar Series

    MSU News Service, For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    Livestock producers across the country will be welcoming new piglets, lambs, kids and foals in the winter and spring months. Montana State University Extension in Cascade County will host a free webinar series this and next month on how to assist livestock giving birth. The “You’ve Got to be Kidding?!” webinar series will address neonatal care; handling difficult births, called dystocia; colostrum; and other topics. Presenters will include a veterinarian and experts from MSU Extension. The webinar series welcomes livestock producers and youth...

  • "Sunny" Florida?

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    We’re again in Florida to spend the holidays with our grandsons. Seeing our daughter and her husband as well is a nice bonus. Avoiding the Montana winter is also very much appreciated, although so far the Montana winter hasn’t been bad. However, Florida is currently cooler than we’re used to, with grey skies and winds reminiscent of home. They received a paltry 2.65” of rain yesterday. Recently, in one of my columns, I mentioned how two of our three daughters have vastly outdone me in plant acquisitions. I believe this Florida girl of ours ha...

  • Can Life Insurance Help Provide Retirement Income?

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    If your children are grown and your mortgage is paid off, do you still need to carry life insurance? It depends on your situation, but for many people, a cash-value life insurance policy, such as whole life or universal life, can be a valuable, tax-efficient source of retirement income. And by drawing on the cash value of your policy, you might be able to temporarily reduce the amount you take out from your retirement accounts, such as your IRA and 401(k). This ability could be especially important when the financial markets are down — y...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach|Dec 20, 2023

    The Glasgow Courier 10 Years Ago Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 A new addition has been welcomed at the Valley County Sheriff's office in Glasgow. Deputy Christopher Richter began work for the county on Monday, Dec. 16. As Richter settles in, he said he's excited to work for this department and glad to be part of a smaller community. While bringing sports tournaments to town might be a nuisance to those who end up waiting in line at a restaurant, the positive effects far outweigh standing in line....

  • MOGA Applauds Montana Fish And Wildlife Commission For Strategic Hunting Season Changes

    For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The Montana Outfitters and Guides Association has recognized the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission for making important changes to the state’s hunting season rules and regulations. The Commission’s actions strike a delicate balance between wildlife management, conservation efforts, public access, and hunter opportunity. Speaking on behalf of MOGA, Executive Director Mac Minard emphasized the critical nature of these changes. “These are pivotal adjustments designed to protect mule deer populations, enhance hunting opportunities in specified r...

  • Scottie Wrestling

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The Scottie wrestlers went 8-8 at the Fort Benton Mixer Dec. 14 with the boys team posting a 6-5 record while the girls went 2-3. At the CMR Holiday Classic in Great Falls Dec. 15 and 16, the boys placed 16th out of 57 teams with 86 points. They took first out of the 27 Class B/C teams in attendance. The girls posted 37 points to take 26th place overall out of 50 teams and ninth out of 20 Class B/C teams. Individual Place Winners Cody Kuka, 4th at 113 lbs. Riley Clampitt, 3rd at 145 lbs. Khye Gamas, 4th at 152 lbs. William Kirkland, 5th at 160...

  • North Country Girls 6-0 On Season

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The North Country Lady Mavericks and Dodson Coyotes squared off in a packed Coyote Den Dec. 16. The Mavericks won the matchup 72-17. North Country also defeated the Frazer Lady Bearcubs 70-20 on Dec. 16. The Mavericks were scheduled to go to Turner on Tuesday, December 19, to face the Tornadoes at 5:30 p.m. Information on that game will be in next week's paper. North Country will host the Circle Wildcats in Hinsdale on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. In North Country's win over Dodson, the Lady...

  • Ice Dawgs Win in Shootout

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The Glasgow Ice Dawgs took extra time but pulled off a win in a shootout against the Richland Rangers Dec. 16. Glasgow earned the 3-2 win after both teams failed to score in 3-on-3 overtime. Goalie Jacob Potter shut out the Rangers in the shootout. Peyton Smith and Bode Barnett both put the puck past the Richland netminder in the shootout. Coach Michael Hunter said the team played their best game so far this year. “Offense, defense, goaltending was on. Great way to go into the break.” Richland lit up the scoreboard first, getting the puck pas...

  • Scottie Boys Drop Heartbreaker to Sidney

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The Scottie boys dropped a heartbreaker to Sidney after a back-and-forth second half Dec. 15 in Glasgow. The home team took a 14-8 lead in the first but a buzzer-beater by Sidney put the Eagles up 25-23 at the half. The Scotties outscored the visitors 12-10 in the third but found themselves down by three – 51-48 – when the final buzzer sounded. Cade Hudyma led all scorers with 16 points. Wyatt Babb added 14 for Glasgow. Myles Yoakam connected for 8, Toryn Richards 7 and Connor Hudyma 3 poi...

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