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Regents defend raises for those at top

The Montana Board of Regents is moving to approve 2 percent raises for 13 of its highest-paid administrators, including the two flagship campus presidents and the commissioner of higher education. The regents, meeting for two days in Missoula, expressed strong support for the raises, which will go to some of the state’s highest paid employees. Read More…

Tour takes Helenans to 15 famous, infamous and unknown historic buildings

The Montana Preservation Alliance hosted for the first time Wednesday night a Hidden Helena Open House Tour. Fifteen of Helena’s famous, infamous and unknown historic buildings were open for self-guided tours. “This is based on tours that have been done in other major cities, like Chicago and New York,” said Christine Brown, outreach and education Read More…

There's more than just one Nutcracker production for Helenans to choose from this holiday season

Helenans face the delightful dilemma of having not just one Nutcracker in town, but three to choose from. There’s one for every taste from classical Tchaikovsky to rock ‘n’ roll. And it’s pretty certain you’ll know a dancer in at least one of the productions. The holiday season launches this weekend, with Queen City Ballet Read More…

Supaman Flies in to Frazer

Supaman Flies in to Frazer November 14, 2018 Gwendolyn Honrud / The Courier Supaman, Christian Takes Gun Parrish, performs the contemporary “Fancy Dance” in full regalia, adopted from Oklahoma. Landing in Frazer last Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7, was not a bird, not a plane. Nor was it Superman. Rather, to the delight of students and Read More…

Charles 'Charlie' Eugene Copple

Charles “Charlie” Eugene Copple passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the Hi-Line Retirement Center in Malta, Mont. Please join Charlie’s family for a celebration of his life at the Glasgow Elks on Friday, Nov. 16, starting at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow with fun times of reminiscing. Read More…

Valley County First in State to be Cardiac Ready

Michelle Bigelbach / The Courier Key stakeholders in Valley County receiving the first ever Cardiac Ready Community designation are, pictured back row, left to right, Whitney Tatafu, Clay Berger and Annie Capdeville, front row, left to right, Karen Breigenzer, Lynn Miller, Janet Trethewey, Connie Wethern and Mary Kate Tihista. After two and a half years, Read More…

Valley County Election Analysis 2018

Valley County Election Analysis 2018 November 14, 2018 From the top of the ticket down, Valley County voted predominantly Republican and largely voted down initiatives that would have added regulation to businesses or increased taxation on consumers. Voter turnout was also at a recent high for a mid-t… For access to this article please sign Read More…

Praise for Glasgow School Youth

Praise for Glasgow School Youth November 14, 2018 Dear Editor, Originally, I wanted to send this note to Superintendent Connors. Then I thought maybe the Board should also get a copy. Really though, the parents and community of Glasgow should hear this since it involves them too. It’s sadly rare… For access to this article Read More…

Nashua Porcupine Junior High Basketball

Nashua Porcupine Junior High Basketball November 14, 2018 Kayla Rorvik / For the Courier The Nashua Porcupine junior high basketball teams hosted Dodson on Nov. 10. Pictured left, Nashua’s Courtney Tolzien (#13) keeps an eye on the ball while Keelyn Skolrud battles against a Dodson defender. For access to this article please sign in or Read More…

GWC Trio Competes in Idaho

GWC Trio Competes in Idaho November 14, 2018 Representing the Glasgow Wrestling Club on Team Montana Elite, three grapplers traveled to St. Anthony, Idaho, Nov. 9 and 10, for the Upper Valley Aces Elementary Duals. Results Anders Aune (40) went 5-5 Aune over unknown (forfeit); K. Linnell (U… For access to this article please sign Read More…

Dr. Robert “Doc” L. Martens Services

Funeral services for Dr. Robert “Doc” L. Martens, age 91, of Glasgow, Mont., who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Valley View Home, will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Todd Wright officiating. Reception will follow services and burial will be private.

Sunny Florida

Sunny Florida November 14, 2018 Dear readers – I’m sending this dispatch via the magic of email from sunny Florida. I’ll try not to gloat about the fact that it has been in the 80s every day I’ve been here. Well, I’ll gloat a little bit, but I also realize I’m going to… For access Read More…

Festival of Trees

The 14th Annual Festival of Trees for Relay of Life will be happening this weekend at the Glasgow Elks Club. A prime rib dinner and auction will take place Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., with Brian Austin, of Austin Sound, doing the auctioneering. Dinner will consist of prime rib, vegetable, potato, salad, Read More…

Nick Pankratz

Nick Pankratz, age 93, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great- grandfather, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont. Family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., Read More…

Tips on how to read food labels

Last night my mom was at my house and she took out a gallon of milk and announced that it was five days past the date. My younger daughter said, “That’s just the sell-by date, grandma. It’s still good.” And, sure enough, when mom drank the glass of milk it was just fine. Dates can Read More…

Republicans sweep county, regional races

Power agri-businessman Richard Snellman, a Republican, on Nov. 6 defeated incumbent Teton County Commissioner Ron Ostberg, a single-term Democrat from Fairfield, in the race for the District 3 seat in the only county-level contested race on the Teton County general election ballot. Snellman received 1,782 votes while Ostberg tallied 1,270 votes, according to unofficial results Read More…

Lack of data cited in wave of missing, murdered Native women, report says

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday. The report from the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute, the research Read More…

8-man football

In Class B/C eight-man football playoffs, Great Falls Central Catholic (second North) will play Drummond/Granite (first West) for the state championship at Naranche Stadium in Butte on Nov. 17. Last weekend, GFCC defeated Fairview (first East), 28-18, and Drummond/Granite beat Shelby (first North), 28-20. The Flint Creek Titans from Drummond/Granite are the defending B/C champs.