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Frank John Mersen Jr.

F.J. Mersen was born on July 31, 1928 in Glasgow, Mont. to Frank Mersen Sr. and Louise Opheim Mersen, to the delight of his sister, Betty. F.J. passed away on March 27, 2021, leaving this world as... Full story

 

US DOJ Hate Crimes Forum Planned

The US Department of Justice will host a digital “hate crime forum” for residents of Valley County and surrounding areas on Jan. 28. The platform will present perspectives from Montana residents on their own experiences with hate crimes as well a...

 

Hope For A Conversation About Change After KKK Costume In Glasgow

A Valley County man sparked outrage across the county, Montana and the nation after a picture posted to social media showed him dressed as a Klu Klux Klansman for Halloween. The man, later identified...

 

Paving To Start Downtown

To Glasgow Residents, The City of Glasgow’s priority work area for this year’s Annual Paving Project is the two City blocks on 2nd Ave. South between 4th Street South and 6th Street South. The City recognizes this two block stretch of street as...

 

Chickens on the Ballot-For Real This Time

The Glasgow City Council voted unanimously—with four members present—to approve the ballot language that will appear on November’s ballot asking if residents want to allow a household to own up to six female chickens inside city limits. The...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 22, 2020

City Council: Revamps Employee Pay, Puts Chickens On Ballot, Uses Emergency Ordinance to Add Ward Removal to Nov. Ballot

City Wages: The Glasgow City Council overhauled the way they pay employees at the meeting on July 20. The vote to change the city from the traditional pay scale to a “wage matrix” was split four to two with Rod Karst and Dan Carr voting against...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 15, 2020

City Takes Aim at 'Nuisance' Lots

The Glasgow City Council is in the process of passing a new city ordinance to increase penalties associated with weedy lots. Ordinance No. 968 will amend the city’s already existing weed ordinance to increase fees for non-compliance in an effort...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 24, 2020

Streets Continued Problem for Glasgow

It is no secret that Glasgow’s roads are in disrepair. A drive down 2nd Street South will confirm a stretch riddled in potholes, dugouts and cracks. For years the city has contended with the quick pace of roads crumbling and decaying while...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 17, 2020

Glasgow Council Resurrects Chicken Ordinance

The Glasgow City Council moved one step closer to adding a resolution to the November general election ballot that would allow residents to raise chickens inside the city’s limits. The motion to draft a resolution for both chickens and to...

 

From The Mayor

Dear Glasgow Residents, I would like to comment on the numerous Facebook comments pertaining to the commercial hanging flower pots and trees in the downtown area. The comments state that local tax dollars have been used to purchase the flowers,...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 20, 2020

Soap Giveaway Cleaned Out Quickly

Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson teamed up with the Montana Aviation Research Company and TC Energy to fund an essential item giveaway on May 14. The event stuffed 400 plastic totes with items like...

 

From The Mayor

To Glasgow Residents, I have been asked the question many times if Glasgow’s drinking water is safe to drink. The answer is yes; there is no higher priority for the City of Glasgow than protecting the health and safety of our residents by...

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Public Information

Dear Glasgow Residents, As this public health crisis continues to develop, we are facing unprecedented challenges managing the situation and I want the public to know that the City of Glasgow is committed to the health and wellbeing of our residents... Full story

 

Emergencies Declared, Health Orders Issued

Measures Aimed at Preventing Over-Burdened Hospital Valley County has declared a state of emergency as of March 17. The city followed suit on March, 19, declaring a state of emergency at a 3 p.m. emergency meeting of the City Council. The actions... Full story

 

Valley County Food Bank Continues Work Despite Challenges

The Valley County Food Bank, an all-volunteer organization, has found a way to keep serving those in the community who face food insecurity. Dealing with the closure of most brick-and-mortar...

 

County Declares State of Emergency, City Set to Meet on March 19

The County has declared a State of Emergency in Valley County as of March 17. The action comes after Governor Steve Bullock and President Donald Trump issued state and nationwide emergencies from the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic that has spread to... Full story

 

Mayor Swears in Half of Next Year's Council

Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson kicked off the Dec. 17 city council meeting by swearing in one new and two returning members of the Glasgow City Council. Swearing in were returning councilmen Butch Heitman, representing Ward 2, and Rod Karst, who repres...

 

MT DOC Rescinds HOME Grant Earmarked for Nemont Manor

The Montana Department of Commerce (DOC) has officially rescinded a $492,000 HOME Investment Partnership Program grant awarded to the City of Glasgow and earmarked for the delayed Nemont Manor renovation. In a letter sent to Glasgow Mayor Becky...

 

A Day of Education Lunch and Learn Session

It happens to most of us. We wake up one day and suddenly we’re what Dr. Seuss calls “obsolete children.” The world around us has changed and we’re confronted with difficult decisions in our senior years about our healthcare, housing and... Full story

 

Schoenfelder Looks To Keep Seat

Glasgow resident and current city council member Nanci Schoenfelder is currently in the running to keep her city council seat for Ward One against Glasgow resident and County Road Department...

 

City of Glasgow Raises Tax Revenues

The Glasgow City Council voted in a split decision to raise tax revenues for the city by a total of roughly $49,000. The move is likely to raise taxes next year for most Glasgow residents and businesses. The vote followed a tense exchange between...

 

Nemont Manor Struggles to Finance $4.6 Million Reno

Nemont Manor’s new ownership, Affiliated Developers Inc., has told the Courier that they are struggling to acquire the necessary Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loans and grants required to complete their planned $4.6 million renovation of the...

 

Greenbacks for Green Lawns

The Glasgow City Council has revived the Yard of the Week program, formerly run by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, rewarding city residents whose yards brighten up the...

 

Cuisine for the Cure

The seventh annual Cuisine for the Cure will be on Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m., at the Cottonwood Inn and Suites. Come and enjoy an evening of food from around the world and help raise money for the Valley County Medical Relief Fund (HOPE). The menu... Full story

 

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