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  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 19, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Local VFW Post 3107 member Art Widhalm was elected and sworn in as the Montana state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at its 92nd annual convention in Great Falls on Sunday, June 15. He became active in the VFW upon his retirement and served as commander of Post 3107 in Glasgow from 2000- 09. He was district commander for three terms before moving up to the department level. He will be at the helm of the Department of Montana until June 2015. Someti...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Bethany Knight and Becky Stein are among 150 branch teams from Edward Jones in the country honored for achieving the most significant growth over the year, along with meeting the needs of their customers’ financial need. The top 150 selected, out of 2,000, went to a series of workshops and networked with others to learn how to continue improving their business. They attended the three-day Strive Top 150 conference April 2-4. More than 30 young people, their parents and several grandparents attended the N... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Complied by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 17, 2024

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, January 15, 2014 The growth policy Glasgow has developed shows that there is a lack in affordable housing in the area. Key findings in the report show that in 2010 around 85 percent of housing in Glasgow was built prior to 1976. The percentage of home ownership was also lower here than in the state and nation. Glasgow's rate of ownership is at 63.2 percent while the state sits at 68 percent and the nation at 65.1 percent. The regular city council meeting that took place... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 29, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 The outcome of the November election left some tension and a vacancy open at the Glasgow City Council meeting that took place on Nov. 18. The city council had to seek a new position left vacant by Becky Erickson, who will take the mayor's seat in January. Nanci Schoenfelder brought her application in to fill the seat at the meeting. The council thought to motion for her to fill that position, but after some discussion they decided to allow applicants 30...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 8, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 In Tuesday's municipal elections, voters in Glasgow and Nashua decided to change the names at the top. Glasgow Mayor Dan Carney, looking for his third term, lost to Becky Erickson, an 18-year veteran of the Glasgow City Council. In Nashua, Mayor Pat Hallett was defeated by Allan Bunk, who has been Nashua mayor before. The Valley County Airport Commission has considered its options and recommended that the county assume management and services at Glasgow...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Oct 4, 2023

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach The Courier 10 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 The upcoming municipal elections are featuring contested seats, write-ins and shoo-ins. Glasgow Mayor Dan Carney, who is seeking a third term, has competition from an 18-year veteran of the City Council, Becky Erickson. Glasgow Wards 1 and 2 are both having three-way races for the City Council. Incumbent Neil Chouinard will not run again but Nancy Schoenfelder, Stan Ozark and Shawn Andersyn are vying for the job. In... Full story

  • Valley County Commissioners Raise Elected Officials And Non-Elected Permanent Employees Salaries

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 28, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners met for their regular session on June 21, where in addition to regular business of approving employment and termination notices for the county, they also set elected officials’ salaries, approved salary increases for all non-elected, permanent full-time and permanent part-time employees in addition to appointing board members to various county boards to terms beginning July 1. The Commissioners also agreed to sign the interlocal agreement 2023-2024 between Valley County, Valley County Sheriff and the Town of N...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 3, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, May 1, 2013 A line had formed at the Clerk and Recorder's office before it opened on Monday. Becky Erickson said she got there at 20 minutes to eight to be the first person to file for the Glasgow mayor's race. Erickson has served at the Glasgow City Council for 18 years, as well as on the boards of many local and state organizations. She was soon joined in line by Melanie Sorensen, a city councilmen who had decided not to run for re-election but changed her mind when...

  • Jo Ann Mersen - Jan. 3, 2022

    Jan 12, 2022

    Jo Ann Mersen passed away on January 3, 2022, at the age of 91 years, surrounded by her four loving daughters. Jo Ann was born in Hinsdale, Montana to Alice and Richard P. Nelson in 1930, the youngest of the three Nelson girls, joining sisters Shirley and Carol. She was baptized in the First Methodist Church in Hinsdale, in April of 1946. Jo Ann graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1948 and went to college at the University of Montana, majoring in Public School Music. Jo Ann married Frank... Full story

  • Top Headlining Articles of 2020

    Courier Staff|Dec 29, 2021

    Biden Intends to Rescind Keystone XL Permit JAN. 20 - In yet another setback to TC Energy and the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, CBC in Canada was first to report on Jan. 17 confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden's intent to rescind the KXL pipeline permit. Biden campaigned on canceling the Canadian pipeline project, which will run through Valley County, after having opposed it during his time as Vice President under President Barack Obama. Obama punted the controversial political...

  • From Glasgow to Hollywood

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Dec 29, 2021

    A graduate of Glasgow High School who found his life's calling in Hollywood has recently released his first fiction novel, and will be in Glasgow on Dec. 31 and Jan. 3 for two in person book signings. Doug Stebleton recently completed "It's a Wonderful Time" with co-author Reinhard Denke. The book tells the story of Evan West, who "lives, breathes and exists for everything film." West, who works in modern day Hollywood, is mysteriously transported from the present day back to 1946 Hollywood...

  • Rod Karst, New city of Glasgow Mayor, Councilmembers Sworn In

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Dec 22, 2021

    Rod Karst was sworn in as Mayor of the city of Glasgow during the regular council meeting Monday at City Hall. Councilmembers Stan Ozark (Ward 1), Doug Nistler (Ward 2) and Dan Carr (Ward 3) also performed an oath of office for their upcoming terms. "I guess it is 'official, official,'" Karst told The Courier following the oath of office. "I am excited about it, maybe a little nervous. But, I have been involved since 2006, so I think I know what I am getting into." Karst won his bid for office d...

  • Elizabeth Louise Garnaas

    Dec 15, 2021

    Elizabeth Louise Garnaas, 94, of Missoula, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2021, surrounded by loving family and friends. Betty Lou was born and raised in Glasgow, Montana to Louise and Frank Mersen Sr, on April 1, 1927. A year later she was joined by her younger brother Frank Jr (Kyke). She studied music and art at the University of Montana where she also met her future husband Harold (Whitey) Garnaas. Betty and Whitey married on July 2, 1950 in Glasgow. Betty was actively involved in... Full story

  • Underpass Mural Vandalized

    CHRIS McDANIEL, THE COURIER|Nov 17, 2021

    It took months of hard work by volunteers to paint the mural along the Glasgow downtown underpass, and only minutes for a vandal to leave their grubby marks in the form of graffiti. Patrolman Scott Campbell and Senior Patrolman Josh Nolan were contacted by The artist, Cat McIntyre, about the incident. The Glasgow Police Department is taking the mural defacing seriously and have come up with plans to seek out and apprehend any further defacing incidents. "It is disappointing to see this happen...

  • Rod Karst Elected as Mayor of Glasgow

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Nov 3, 2021

    Rod Karst has won his bid for Mayor of the city of Glasgow, according to unofficial totals released by the Valley County Election Administration Office at 8 p.m. Tuesday. His term will begin in early 2022. Canvassing is expected to take place within the next week. The results will be made official at that time, A recount is not expected because of the large difference in votes, said Marie L. Pippin, Valley County Election Administrator. Out of 1,142 votes cast, Karst received 820 votes, or 72%...

  • News Briefs for Oct. 20, 2021

    Courier Staff|Oct 20, 2021

    Glasgow Schools Fall Concert Changed to Nov. 1 The Glasgow Music Department will host their Fall Concert on Monday, Nov. 1 in the High School Auditorium. The evening will feature all of our music students from the Middle School and the High School on one night. Starting at 6 p.m. will be the 6-12th grade Band Concert, including the 6th grade band, 7/8 grade band and High School Band. Following that concert, the choir will begin at 7:15 p.m. That concert will include the 6th grade choir, 7/8... Full story

  • 'Hail to the Chief'

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Sep 29, 2021

    Glasgow Police Department Chief Robert Weber was sworn in to his new position during the regular scheduled City Council meeting Monday, rescheduled from last week. The council members were so excited by the event they forget to vote before he was sworn in. They quickly rectified the issue, voting to affirm his position....

  • New Police Chief Hits the Ground Running

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Sep 22, 2021

    In his new position as city of Glasgow Chief of Police, Rob Weber is getting straight to business. "I want to get back to where we were as a community policing department," Weber told The Courier Monday. "Short term goals, there are things we need to work on like policy and procedure and updating that to help us achieve our overall goal." There also is a shortage of manpower currently as two patrol positions are now vacant. "We've got one guy who looks promising, and he needs to go in front of...

  • OP-ED: A community of few... Broken Windows

    Joshua Nolan, GPD Senior Patrolman|Sep 22, 2021

    Imagine seeing an old dilapidated house. The paint is flaking off; exposing the bare wood siding to the elements. Its gutters are falling off random parts of the roof and the blinds behind the broken windows are in a state of total disorder. This old house has not always been in this condition. Based on its age, it looks to have been originally built in the early 1900's. I am told, houses like these were mail order kit homes offered by companies like Sears and Montgomery Ward from 1908-1940's.... Full story

  • Weber Appointed as Glasgow Police Chief

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Sep 15, 2021

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated at noon Friday Sept. 17 to correct an error concerning the members who served on the scoring committee. Robert Weber has been appointed by the Glasgow City Council as police chief of the Glasgow Police Department. "I am incredibly honored to have been chosen to lead the Glasgow Police Department," Weber told The Courier. "Over the past decade and half of working for the department; I've had the opportunity to gain experiences, form relationships and build co...

  • GPD Chief Position Draws 31 Candidates

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Aug 4, 2021

    The city of Glasgow is forming a scoring committee to consider the 31 candidates who have applied for the position of Glasgow Police Department Chief. "I want to appoint a scoring committee tonight," Mayor Becky Erickson said during the regular city meeting on August 2. "The number one thing this committee is going to do, the names will be blacked out on the applications. I want to make it very transparent." Erickson nominated Emery Brelje to serve on the committee. Brelje is a former GPD...

  • Police Seek Public Help to ID Vandals

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Jul 28, 2021

    The Glasgow Police Department is investigating several incidents of vandalism which have occurred across the city since May. In late May there was eggings reported, said GPD Interim Chief Tyler Edwards. The youths responsible were apprehended. "There was a wring of them but we caught three," Edwards said. Vandalism continued in June in the downtown area involving ornament trees being knocked over and uprooted from their pots. Suspects for those incidents remain at large, Edwards said. "It's...

  • Glasgow City council opens Police Chief position to outside candidates

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Jun 23, 2021

    The Glasgow City Council has voted to accept candidates for the position of police chief from both within and without the department. Glasgow Police Department Capt. Tyler Edwards currently is assigned the role of interim police chief, with Sgt. Robert Weber as assistant chief. Edwards, formerly the assistant chief, late last month was appointed interim police chief upon the May 23 termination of former Chief Brien Gault. Gault had been with GPD for about 30-years. The reason or reasons for his...

  • Glasgow Mayor Will Not Seek Re-Election in November

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|Jun 9, 2021

    Mayor Becky Erickson will not seek re-election following the end of her term in December. Additionally, Todd Young, Ward 1 Councilmember, has resigned from his position. Erickson announced her decision during the regular city council meeting on Monday afternoon, citing conflicting familial obligations. "I have removed my name from the November ballot for the position of mayor," she said. "I strongly believe the next generation of public servants is wiling and very capable to step up and serve...

  • Tyler Edwards appointed as interim police chief

    Chris McDaniel, The Courier|May 26, 2021

    Glasgow Police Department Captain Tyler Edwards, formerly the assistant chief, has been appointed interim police chief upon the termination of Chief Brien Gault after 30-years of service. Gault's last day on the job was May 23. He could not be reached for comment as of press time this week. "I respect Chief Gualt's privacy, and continue to do so," said Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson during the city council meeting Monday afternoon. "The council is going to make the deciscion of where we want to...

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