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Retired railroader Bob Cross is 2016 Festival Parade Marshal

It's a tradition that each Sugarbeet Festival parade is led by a Parade Marshal who represents the industry being featured during the current celebration. With this year's salute to the railroad... Full story

Stop the presses! Or, at least change their location…

The “Mountaineer” and the “Blaine County Journal” are now being printed at the “Havre Daily News” printing facility in Havre. Keith and Keri Hanson are co-publishers of the two local newspapers. Keith Hanson said, “We’ve been... Full story

Sugarbeet Festival celebrates the Railroad Industry

The tracks that run through Chinook have had many different locomotives carry cargo through town. In recognition of the 2016 Sugarbeet Festivals choice to recognize the Railroad Industry, we at the...

Suicide Awareness walk planned on the Big Flat

September is Suicide Prevention month. In conjunction with that, a walk will once again be planned on the Big Flat, September 24th. The walk will begin at the Saint Thomas Big Flat Catholic Church with registration at 8:30 a.m. before the walk...

A lot happening at this years "Railroad Industry" Sugarbeet Festival

Start shopping for your Christmas items early and enjoy the different types of food and items that will be offered. There will be Craft Booths, Jewelry, Paintings, Yard Items and Food, and the Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking more vendors....

2016 Sugarbeet Festival contest Dutch Ovens: the original slow cooker makes a comeback

Last year Kendra Seilstad, the MSU/Blaine County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, oversaw the Dutch Oven Cooking Contest for the Sugarbeet Festival. It was her first year of involvement with the...

Harlem Library

Our children’s programming is in full swing for fall. Books and Babies for infants and toddlers and their parents/caregivers meets on Tuesdays at 10 A.M. for a time to begin developing those all-important early literacy skills. To encourage...

FFA District Leadership Conference hosted by Chinook High

Thirteen Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters sent representatives to the Judith Basin district leadership conference held last week in Chinook. Each fall the Montana student FFA officers and...

'Spike Driving/Rail building' contest beckons "Steel Driving Men/Women"

Organizers of the Sugarbeet Festival have put together a competition to drive railroad spikes and build track. Frank La Tray, a retired railroad foreman, explained the plans to allow novices to give laying rail a try. La Tray emphasized that his...

Dual Enrollment option offered to career and technical education students at CHS

Students following the Career/Technical Education (CTE) graduation track at Chinook High now have the option to earn college credit for classes they are taking in high school. CTE classes are designed to prepare students to move into the workforce...

Thunderbirds fall to Centerville 28-26

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds have been in some battles this season with every game being contested and exciting. The 1-2 Thunderbirds were looking to even there record heading into the contest... Full story

Sugarbeeters win 38-36 shootout over Fort Benton to even record at 2-2

The Chinook Sugarbeeters football team escaped Hoon Field with a narrow 38-36 victory over the Fort Benton Longhorns last Friday Night. The win evens the Sugarbeeters record at 2-2 on the season as...

Sugarbeeters sweep Big Sandy, Hays/Lodge Pole to move to 6-0

The Chinook Sugarbeeter volleyball team has been firing on all cylinders all season long. The 'Beeters are undefeated in match play and also won the Malta Invitational and Chinook Invitational... Full story

Cut Bank runs past Harlem 56-16 in Northern B clash

The Harlem Wildcats fell to 1-2 on the season following a 56-16 lost to the Cut Bank Wolves in a non-conference clash between Class B foes. The Wildcats fell behind early, 20-0, but a Terrance Messerly touchdown run cut the deficit to 20-8. The... Full story

Bear Paw Meanderings

It is September and that is the birthday of America’s famous painter, Grandma Moses. She came from a very large Vermont family and had ten children herself. She worked and worked and worked and when she was in her 60’s or 70’s and her fingers...

Hogeland Happenings

The Suicide Awareness Prevention Walk will be held on Saturday, September 24, The Walk will begin at 8:10 a.m. with registration at the Big Flat Catholic Church. The walk is at 8:30 a.m. from the church to Turner. A meal will follow. At 2 p.m....

Turner Talk

Put on your walking shoes and join the group that will walk from the Hogeland Catholic Church to the Turner Park in recognition of Suicide Awareness. If you would like to leave your vehicle in Turner, a bus will be available to take you out to the...

Clayton Hornung

Baker, MT Funeral Services for Clayton Hornung, 69, of Baker were 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016 at American Lutheran Church in Baker with Pastor Bruce Kolasch officiating. Burial will be... Full story

Richard (Dick) Laverne Jacobsen

Scottsdale, AZ Colonel Richard (Dick) Laverne Jacobsen, US Army Retired, from Scottsdale, AZ passed away on August 25, 2016. He was born in Chinook, MT to J.R. (Rich) and Faye (Upshaw) Jacobsen on... Full story

Chinook Christian Men's Group to begin second season on October 1

The Chinook Christian Men's Group will host its first gathering on Saturday, October 1. The ecumenical group started last year to give local men, from any or no church, an opportunity for meet with... Full story

NEWS

FFA District Leadership Conference hosted by Chinook High

Thirteen Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters sent representatives to the Judith Basin district leadership conference held last week in Chinook. Each fall the Montana student FFA officers and...

NEWS

Retired railroader Bob Cross is 2016 Festival Parade Marshal

It's a tradition that each Sugarbeet Festival parade is led by a Parade Marshal who represents the industry being featured during the current celebration. With this year's salute to the railroad...

NEWS

Sugarbeet Festival celebrates the Railroad Industry

The tracks that run through Chinook have had many different locomotives carry cargo through town. In recognition of the 2016 Sugarbeet Festivals choice to recognize the Railroad Industry, we at the...

SPORTS

Sugarbeeters sweep Big Sandy, Hays/Lodge Pole to move to 6-0

The Chinook Sugarbeeter volleyball team has been firing on all cylinders all season long. The 'Beeters are undefeated in match play and also won the Malta Invitational and Chinook Invitational...

SPORTS

Sugarbeeters win 38-36 shootout over Fort Benton to even record at 2-2

The Chinook Sugarbeeters football team escaped Hoon Field with a narrow 38-36 victory over the Fort Benton Longhorns last Friday Night. The win evens the Sugarbeeters record at 2-2 on the season as...

SPORTS

Thunderbirds fall to Centerville 28-26

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds have been in some battles this season with every game being contested and exciting. The 1-2 Thunderbirds were looking to even there record heading into the contest...

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