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City office filings now open

June 17 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to file for municipal government positions in Choteau, Fairfield and Dutton. City officials whose four-year terms (unless otherwise noted) are expiring on Dec. 31, and whose positions are open for filing, are: •Choteau — Mayor Dan Lannen, who was appointed to replace Jack Conatser, for a two-year Read More…

Class C graduations planned

Seniors and eighth graders from Augusta, Dutton/Brady and Power public schools will graduate during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18. Augusta’s graduation ceremony will be held in the school gymnasium at 1 p.m. The senior class valedictorian is Samsara Mahlum and the salutatorian is Dalton Lee. Rounding out the senior class are Ezra Bolles, Cort Read More…

May 5-11

May 5 — 6:05 a.m., resident at 1922 Second Lane N.E., Choteau, reported two bears on her property. — 8:08 p.m., man in Choteau reported his wallet was stolen. — 9:33 p.m., motorist reported an erratic driver on U.S. Highway 89. — 10:07 p.m., vehicle driving at a lower rate of speed causing a possible Read More…

Summer play in Choteau Aug. 12

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will give free performances of “Henry IV, Part I” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” this summer in communities in Montana including Choteau as part of a multi-state tour. The company will travel more than 7,000 miles during the season, which runs from June 12 through Sept. 3, and perform Read More…

Get out the fishing gear

Montana’s rivers are running high, wide and muddy right now and things typically won’t improve much for maybe two months. That all depends on rainfall and snowmelt. A cool, wet spring will prolong runoff into mid-June; a hot, dry period will clear up rivers and streams faster but not bode well for fisheries later in Read More…

Hunter kills bear spotted in Laurel area

A black bear spotted in the Laurel area Wednesday morning was legally killed on private property by a hunter, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  The bear was seen in a tree near Seitz Ronan Road, said Bob Gibson, an FWP information specialist. That area is along the eastern part of Laurel roughly at Read More…

Spring Is Here?

Spring Is Here? May 15, 2019 Finally, it is starting to feel like spring is here, and my loving husband sees the possibility of more snow in the forecast, and tells me about it! Talk about being a ray of sunshine. Sometimes he’s just not. I really hope that’s a forecast t… For access to Read More…

Finding Information

Finding Information May 15, 2019 Do you remember before Amazon and online ordering? In the days before that we had door-to-door sales persons. Do you recall all of the trips that you made to the library to get the information you needed for a school project or term paper? If you… For access to this Read More…

Corwin 'Corky' Ersness Services

Corwin “Corky” Ersness, 61, born Sept. 2, 1956, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at the Boy Scout Camp Boat Dock in Fort Peck, Mont. Jeff Harada will be performing the service. There will be a luncheon immediately following at the Fort Read More…

My Older Sister

My Older Sister May 15, 2019 Reflecting back, her life was indeed amazing. Upon her husband’s retirement, Hazel telephoned me and informed me that they were en-route to Oregon. Their only son resided close to Portland, Ore., and he had located a suitable home for his parent… For access to this article please sign in Read More…

Ben E. Martin

Ben Eldridge Martin, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Henderson, Nev., with his sister Doris and cousin Carolyn by his side, after a long battle with cancer. A celebration of Ben’s life will be held at The Pitstop, 1600 25th NE, Black Eagle, Mont., on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. Remembrances may Read More…

Gayle Hill

Gayle (Browning) Hill, 84, of Billings, Mont., and formerly Nashua, Mont., passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Highgate Senior Living in Billings. As per her request, no services are planned. She was born Dec. 19, 1934, in Glasgow, Mont., to Gordon and Myrtice Calfee Browning. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1953 Read More…

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information or special arrangements call 406-263-7344. Fort Peck Interpretive Center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the end of September. Powerhouse tours are available by appointment until Memorial Day weekend, May 25, when they Read More…

Words Matter

Words Matter May 15, 2019 Dear Editor, Actions speak louder than words. But words create the environment and world in which we live. Our actions and words matter greatly – and the actions and words of the Montana State Legislature in the 2019 session were clear: Montana… For access to this article please sign in Read More…

Adele Rose Eugenia Elletson

Adele Rose Eugenia (Vickstrom) Elletson of Havre, Mont., passed away most peacefully at her daughter’s home in Missoula, Mont., Friday, May 3, 2019. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 29, at First Lutheran Church in Havre, with a reception to follow. Adele was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Fairview, Read More…

Lipszyc Crowned 2019 Mr. Scottie

Lipszyc Crowned 2019 Mr. Scottie May 15, 2019 Georgie Kulczyk / The Courier Caden Gustafson, Noah Lipszyc, Ben Miller and Bridger Barnett break down a move during the full group dance of Mr. Scottie on May 6. Glasgow High School students competed for the title of Mr. Scottie on May 6. Competing in different categories Read More…

End of the School Year Social

End of the School Year Social – The Glasgow Courier For the Courier  End of the School Year Social May 15, 2019 There will be an end of the year social hosted by the Glasgow Education Association and the Glasgow School Board on Tuesday, May 21, 4:30 p.m., at the Cottonwood Inn. Please come and Read More…

Folk Takes Over Busted Knuckle

Folk Takes Over Busted Knuckle May 15, 2019 Michelle Bigelbach / The Courier Brianna Overby (r) and MacKenzie Bigelbach (m) dance to the music played by Wes Urbaniak (middle left) and Mat Regele (left) at the Busted Knuckle on May 8. Wes Urbaniak and the Mountain Folk made their debut in Glasgow at the Busted Read More…

Laumeyer Makes History at MSU

For the Courier  Laumeyer Makes History at MSU May 15, 2019 Nashua High School graduate Taylor Laumeyer continues to set records and benchmarks for the Minot State Beavers track and field program. On May 11, at the 2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships in Duluth, Minn., the fre… For access to this article please Read More…

Guardians of the Flame

Guardians of the Flame Law Enforcement Carry Special Olympics Torch Through V.C. May 15, 2019 A.J. Etherington / The Courier Pictured left to right: VCSO Undersheriff Chris Richter, Isaiah Devereux, GPD Sgt. Tyler Edwards, Dep. Casey Mulkey, Officer Zach Johnson, Melissa Renner, Larry Ellfring, Linda Laumeyer, Cari Knowles and Jennifer Franzen. The Special Olympics Torch Read More…

Six Scotties Advance to State Golf Meet

Six Scotties Advance to State Golf Meet May 15, 2019 Candy Lagerquist / For the Courier The Lady Scotties show their hardware following the divisional golf meet held in Wolf Point on May 7. Pictured (l-r): Alexus Nistler, Shanice Lagerquist, Lexie Pehlke, Bailee Baxter and Kylie Lagerquist. Divisional Golf Results Wolf Point, May 7 Boys Read More…

Pool Campaign Makes a Splash

Pool Campaign Makes a Splash May 15, 2019 While Valley County is known to be generous, last week’s radio-a-thon for the Friends of the Pool campaign shattered expectations. The event raised $92,953 including matches, bringing the total amount of funds to $425,978. The Friends have plans… For access to this article please sign in or Read More…

Wilderness Walks to Stop in V.C.

The Montana Wilderness Association Island Range Chapter is excited to announce the 2019 season of Wilderness Walks. This year, participants will be able to choose from 123 walks spanning the state from the Cabinet Mountains to the Big Snowy Mountains to the grasslands of the Bitter Creek Wilderness Study Area. Walks range from alpine backpacking Read More…

Looking back after three decades in the classroom

By: MIRIAM CAMPANReporterTuesday, May 14, 2019 After 30 years Kim Miller is retiring to her family and six grandchildren. Photo by Miriam Campan Retiring this year, Lewistown’s Kim Miller has been teaching for about 30 years, she said, including part-time and substitute teaching. Miller retires at the end of this month from Lewistown Junior High. Thirty Read More…

Winifred community celebrates new ambulance

Current crew, drivers and officers, along with retired crew members, for the Winifred Community Ambulance Club who attended the open house on Sunday are (front row, from left) Conny Carlstrom, Shirley Dyer, Erin Slivka, Lorna Philp, Laura Russell, Jenny Wherley, Shirley Benes, Chuck Philp,  (back row) Joe DeMars, Tom Philp, Jr., Casey Philp, Dusty Philp, Read More…

Yellowstone: Honk at bears that get close to cars

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Officials in Yellowstone National Park tell drivers to honk at bears. Recently a black bear in the northern part of the park put its paws up on cars. Similar problems have happened over the past year. × Continue reading your article with a digital subscription. Loading&hellp; {{start_at_rate}} {{format_dollars}} {{start_price}} {{format_cents}} {{promotional_format_dollars}}{{promotional_price}}{{promotional_format_cents}} Read More…

Bullock returns to Helena High School — his alma mater — to announce presidential run

High school is a place where dreams take shape. Although Steve Bullock didn’t admit to dreaming of being president when he went to Helena High in the early 1980s, he did return there Tuesday, surrounded by his family, to start his journey as Montana’s first-ever announced major-party presidential candidate. The two-term Democratic governor grew up Read More…

CJH/HS art show wraps up on May 16

The Choteau High School/Junior High Art Show artwork is on exhibit in the main hallway of the high school through May 16 and can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The show features art from each student who has been enrolled in one of the school’s various art classes during Read More…

Drug crisis hits close to home in Montana

BOZEMAN – As the opioid crisis and drug epidemic deepen nationwide, we’re feeling the effects right here in Montana. So far this year, law enforcement in southwest Montana have seized nearly 35,000 grams of drugs, ranging from marijuana to meth to prescription drugs. They’re already on track to surpass last year’s seizures of close to Read More…

Can you find it?

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Can you find it? Name that rural ruin. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Kristen Inbody, Great Falls Tribune Published 3:53 p.m. Read More…