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  • Snack Pack Helps Area Kids With Food Insecurity

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 22, 2023

    Since its inception by then Glasgow High School student Morgan Guttenberg in 2016, the Snack Pack program has seen many changes, not only in it's leadership but with the community's need of the program. After Guttenberg graduated in 2017, the reigns were handed off to Katie Keiser. Upon her graduation in 2019, the Snack Pack program then became solely under the direction of the Glasgow High School Key Club, who is now advised by Carla Swenson and Sheena Wilcox. Snack Pack began as a Key Club...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 10, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, May 8, 2013 The three-way contest for one seat on the Glasgow School Board was settled Tuesday night. Mona Amundson was elected to a three-year term with 739 votes. Sarah Swanson had 418 votes and Rod Ost had 137. Voting was running high for this election. Forty-three percent of the 3,084 registered voters requested absentee ballots. The Cottonwood was packed Tuesday for the first day of the 45th annual Governor's Conference on Aging. It marked the first time Glasgow has... Full story

  • Welcome To FMDH FNP Toennis

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 22, 2023

    Since the beginning of December, Kris Toennis has been seeing patients in the Glasgow Clinic as the facility's newest family nurse practitioner (FNP). Though she was born and raised in Miles City, Glasgow and the surrounding area is very familiar to her. "Growing up, Glasgow and Miles City were Class C rivals. I came to the area for sports and loved spending time at Fort Peck during the summer," said Toennis. Prior to coming to Glasgow, Toeness had been a registered nurse for 31 years, working...

  • Wethern Ends Tenure At MT Council On Development Disabilities

    For the Courier|Feb 1, 2023

    The Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities recently said goodbye to member Connie Wethern of Glasgow. Appointed by Governor Steve Bullock in 2010, Connie served as a parent advocate representing northeastern Montana. Wethern completed her termed appointment on Dec. 31, 2022. Over the course of her tenure on the Council she served in a number of leadership positions on task forces, committees and as Council Chair. Her dedication to ensuring quality services for persons with intellectual...

  • 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...

  • McKean Ousted From FWP Commission Warns Against Politicization of Wildlife Management

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 24, 2021

    The Montana Senate voted on party lines to reject the appointment of Andrew McKean of Valley County to the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission on Feb. 19. The vote to reject McKean passed 31 to 18 with the entire Republican caucus voting against and the entire Democratic Caucus voting in favor of McKean. In November of 2020, then-Governor Steve Bullock appointed McKean to serve out the remainder of former commissioner Logan Brower's term, who moved from Scobey to Helena that same year. McKean's...

  • Gianforte Lifts Statewide Mask Mandate

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Feb 17, 2021

    Montana Governor Greg Gianforte issued an executive order on Feb. 12 allowing the statewide mask mandate to expire following his signing of a law protecting businesses from COVID-related liabilities. The news was not a surprise. Gianforte had said he intended to lift the mandate once businesses were shielded from liability by the Montana state legislature and a significant number of vulnerable residents had been vaccinated. “Since January 5th, I have provided a clear, consistent path to rescinding the mask mandate,” Governor Gianforte sai... Full story

  • County Receives CDBG Grant


    The Valley County Commissioners received word from Governor Steve Bullock on Dec. 21 that the county had been selected for A community Development Block Grant. The $450,000 grant award is for water system upgrades to water mains, a storage tank and installation of water metering in the St. Marie water district. Craig Erickson, certified grant writer with Great West Engineering, led a presentation and discussion in August during a public hearing on CDBG funding available, which originates from Housing and Urban Development. At that meeting,...

  • COVID Deaths Climb To Eight Last Week

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Dec 9, 2020

    The number of deaths in Valley County caused by COVID-19 rose to eight last week as cases climbed to nearly 600 confirmed infected with the coronavirus. According to the Valley County Health Departmen.t there were 41 active cases in the area as of Dec. 7. Of the 599 total cases reported, 550 had recovered and eight had passed away as of Dec. 1. Accompanying the Dec. 1 weekly report on countywide COVID cases, the Health Department added, “A man in his 50s and a man in his 70s have died from COVID-19 and its complications. These two men are l...

  • COVID-19 Update

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Dec 2, 2020

    Montana’s COVID-19 numbers dropped last week with the long holiday weekend, with one day of reporting showing fewer than 400 cases. Health experts across the nation, however, are predicting a surge of new cases in the upcoming weeks as people return to normal routines from travel and holiday get-togethers without quarantining. If persons do not quarantine, it is highly recommended that they stay home if exhibiting any signs of illness. The most recent update for Valley County from the Health Department was posted on Nov. 27. That update s... Full story

  • County Votes Are In

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Nov 4, 2020

    A lot will have changed between press time and the arrival of this newspaper, but Valley County's votes have been tallied and counted and the results are in. In total, 4,327 people cast their ballots across all three of the county's precincts out of 5,136 registered voters. That puts the county's turnout rate at just over 84 percent. As of election night the race for President between incumbent Donald Trump and Joe Biden had not been called in favor of either candidate. In Montana's race for...

  • Hi-Line Meats Open For Business

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Oct 28, 2020

    "Busy, very busy," said Brian Austin on how work was going at Hi-Line Meats which opened in a brand new facility on Oct. 24 in Glasgow. Situated on Highway 2 beside the VFW, the small facility was packed with workers and wild game two days later. Austin, who has been cutting wild game for 32 years in Glasgow and also manages the Valley County landfill, is hitting the ground running with his partner, Danny Zeiger, who also works in the oilfields in North Dakota. Austin had rushed to get the new... Full story

  • Election Day 2020 is Next Tuesday

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Oct 28, 2020

    Election Day 2020 is less than a week away. Tuesday, Nov. 3, is the final day of this year’s general election. This year, Valley County is conducting the election entirely by mail, falling in line with the majority of the state, to observe health and safety concerns amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. Election ballots for this year’s general election needed to be postmarked by Oct. 26, which was also the final day to register to vote, aside from in-person registration which will be available, Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Clerk...

  • Justice Barrett Will Protect Montana's Way of Life

    Oct 28, 2020

    Dear Editor, Earlier this year, I joined two Montana families at the United States Supreme Court. I went to hear the oral arguments for a landmark case very relevant to the State of Montana. The case was about equal protection under the Constitution, religious freedom, and protecting Montana families and children from being discriminated against because of the school they choose. I saw nine brilliant Supreme Court justices ask tough questions to both sides. Frankly, I saw the finest hour of deba...

  • Jobs for Montana's Graduates Recognized

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Oct 14, 2020

    Last month Governor Steve Bullock announced that Jobs for Montana’s Graduates received its 14th “5-of-5” award. Glasgow High School was among 16 schools in the state recognized for reaching the “5-of-5” standard for 2019. To receive the award, schools must achieve or surpass a 90 percent graduation rate, 80 percent positive outcomes rate, 60 percent employment rate, 60 percent full-time job rate and 80 percent full-time placement rate. According to Bullock’s press release, JMG is a state chapter of Jobs for America’s Graduates, a national orga...

  • Students and Teachers Return To Classrooms

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 2, 2020

    Valley County students have returned back to the classroom over the past two weeks. Opheim Schools and Lustre Christian started back into the classroom on Aug. 19, Glasgow and Hinsdale started back on Aug. 26 while Nashua students returned on Aug. 27. After ending the school year with distance learning last school year, teachers, students and administration were ready and eager to get back into a sense of normal. "I know these first days of schools are much different than they were last year....

  • VC Opts For Mail Ballots

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Aug 26, 2020

    At their regularly-scheduled meeting on Aug. 19, the Valley County Commissioners voted unanimously to move to a mail ballot election, with the option of in-person voting, for the 2020 general election. Ballots will be mailed out for the Tuesday, Nov. 3, election on Oct. 9. Voters may vote in person at the county election office (in the Valley County Courthouse) 30 days prior to the election. Same-day registration will also be in place. Valley County Clerk and Recorder Taryn Aberg gave three reasons for recommending the county move to a mail...

  • Treasure Trail Plans To Increase Capability

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Aug 26, 2020

    On Aug. 4, Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture announced that more than $7.5 million would be distributed to meat processors across the state. The coronavirus relief funds were awarded through Montana Meat Processing Infrastructure Grants. Treasure Trail Meat Processing of Glasgow was awarded $150,000 "to assist with equipment purchases and facility modifications to increase cold storage and processing capacity." COVID-19 severely impacted the food supply chain earli... Full story

  • Take The Census.......TODAY

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 19, 2020

    Field data collection for the 2020 Census is expected to end Sept. 30, a full month earlier than the original extension, which was established due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, the shift in deadline is to speed up the completion of the data collection and apportionment counts while protecting the health and safety of the public and the Bureau’s workforce. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States suspended all field operations from March to early May as a way to slow the spread o...

  • Glasgow Schools Moving Forward with Reopening

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Aug 12, 2020

    Glasgow Schools will be reopening this month. That was the unanimous decision of the Glasgow School Board at their meeting on Aug. 6. Board members Mona Amundson, Angie Page, Blaine White and Ryan Fast were present. Superintendent Wade Sundby attended to present the policy committee’s recommendations to the public, the board and school staff, who attended via Zoom. Board member Mike Kaiser was not present. The special board meeting was held in the district board room at 9 a.m. to declare the 2020-21 school year an emergency situation and d...

  • Great American Outdoors Act Signed

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 12, 2020

    After years from Montana’s delegation advocating to fund conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks as well as other public lands, the Great American Outdoors Act was signed by President Trump on Aug. 4. The bipartisan bill will spend nearly $3 billion in total, which will see about $900 million a year, currently double the current spending, on the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund while also providing another $1.9 billion per year to improve national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and rangelands. Suppo...

  • COVID-19 Status in Valley County


    Valley County’s active COVID-19 cases stand at five as of press time this week. The cumulative number of cases in the county stands at 13, with eight recovered diagnoses. With the new cases, Valley County is now under the mask mandate issued by Governor Steve Bullock on July 15. Counties with four or more active cases fall under the mandate requiring face coverings in certain indoor spaces and for certain outdoor activities. The directive is an attempt to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Montana has over 1,500 active c...

  • Glasgow School Board to Discuss Reopening Plans


    “...but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” That liberally used partial quote from poet John Lydgate has applied to countless situations over the centuries and may be in the backs of the minds of the Glasgow School board members and administration as they work towards a reopening plan for the Glasgow Schools. The Board’s Policy Committee members met on July 31 in the school administration building to discuss updating and adapting the Emergency Policy Series 1900. Approved as the state was in a stay-at-home directive issued...

  • VC Residents Honored For Volunteerism

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 8, 2020

    Money might make the world go round, but volunteers are what keep Valley County going. Two of those volunteers were recently recognized by Governor Steve Bullock and First Lady Lisa Bullock with 2020 ServeMontana Awards. Twyla Anderson, of Opheim, and Norm Girard, of Glasgow, were among the six Montanans honored this year. According to the Governor's press release, "Honorees represent the best in positive change through service, volunteerism, innovation, and community leadership." Anderson and...

  • State Releases Plan To Reopen Schools In Fall

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 8, 2020

    The Governor of Montana Steve Bullock announced in a July 2 press conference his plan for reopening schools in the fall. Citing the reliance students and parents have on schools for nutrition, socialization and education, and the health benefits of having children in schools, the governor and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney announced that reopening public schools is a top priority. Similar to the rest of Montana, the school plan will also follow a three-phased approach to reopening that aligns with the same phase as the state. So, as the state... Full story

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