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Zion Lutheran Church launches a major remodel

The Zion Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod is undertaking a major remodel and upgrade to its 103-year old building at the corner of 8th Street and Illinois in Chinook. In the fall of 1963 the...

Loaves and Fishes to begin June 5

What is Loaves & Fishes? It is a faith based free lunch program for the children in our community with an activity after lunch. They meet each week Monday through Thursday from June 5 until August 10 at Wallner Hall from 12 noon until 1:30. Any...

Former Youth Challenge Cadet Graduates Aaniiih Nakota College with Honors

Anthony Main of Hays, Montana and a member of the Assiniboine Tribe, has graduated with honors from Aaniiih Nakota College with an Associates' Degree in the Carpentry Program. He sustained an average ...

FFA Holds Annual Banquet

May 9th was the Chinook FFA banquet recognizing FFA members and their annual accomplishments. 120 family and friends attended. CJ Stevenson, the 2016-17 State 1st Vice President of the Montana State FFA Association, spoke about the opportunities...

Wells Fargo asked to donate Cuts The Rope painting to Hays center

A number of locals, including the son of famed Hays-based artist Clarence Cuts The Rope, have asked Wells Fargo executives to donate a large painting, done by Cuts The Rope, to be hung in the new...

Sugarbeeter girls finish 3rd at State C Golf, Hofer earns All-State Honors

The Chinook Sugarbeeters again brought home hardware from the State Golf Tournament held this past weekend at the Double Arrow course in Seeley. Since 2012 the Sugarbeeters have collected a team...

Chinook girls 2nd at Northern C, Harlem boys 3rd at Northern B, State This Weekend

The Chinook Sugarbeeters, Harlem Wildcats, Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds and the Turner Tornadoes will all be represented at their respective Class State Track and Field Meet this weekend. The Class B ...

'Beeters perform well at State B/C Tennis, Swank and Pruttis 3rd in Doubles

The Chinook Sugarbeeters completed the 2017 Tennis campaign at the State B/C Tournament in Missoula this past weekend. All four members of the team won matches and the Doubles tandem of junior Sierra ...

Treasure State Title Company is new addition to Chinook business community

Steve and Lesley Zellmer have opened Treasure State Title Company in Chinook. The couple bought the assets of Bear Paw Title on December 30, 2016 from Pauly and Perry Miller, then created the new...

Hunter VanDonsel is new Farm Bill Biologist in Chinook's USDA office

Hunter VanDonsel joined the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Chinook. The Helena native is working as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, a position funded primarily by Pheasants Forever, Inc. with support from the NRCS and...

Chinook's drive-through mail collection box relocated

At right of photo a postal customer at the Chinook Post Office drops mail in the recently relocated drive-through collection box. According to Postmaster Leta Buck the new location solves some...

Modern Memorial Day has roots in old south and post-Civil War era

Reporters Note: Memorial Day, now the last Monday in May, will soon be on us. There will be memorial services from Arlington National Cemetery to local cemeteries. Blaine County will have a number of ...

Memorial Day: A time to remember

This dedication rock was placed at the actual crash site that took the lives of 13 Airmen near Hogeland, Montana in 1992.Memorial Day is Monday and will be celebrated throughout the county....

Bear Paw Meanderings

A friend was in the office the other day saying how he liked my stories about fishing on Clear Creek. He went on to say that he had fished, as a boy on Beaver Creek and Sandy Creek and how it was about the same. Traditionally this time in May was...

Hogeland Happenings

It’s been a busy week here in our community. The Divisonal Track meet was held last Thursday in Great Falls. The weather was nice and the kids did well. Eddie Harmon, Cody Welsh, and Sarah Billmayer all qualified for State. It will be held this...

Turner Talk

Tom and Lucy Fairbank were to Colorado earlier this week to attend granddaughter, Megan Humphrey’s graduation. They beat it back to Turner so they could help celebrate a second graduation of granddaughter, Rennay Watkins. Mary and Bill Hake were...

Aaniiih Nakoda College, Associate Degree (RN) Nursing Program, Applications for Fall 2017 Semester are Due June 16, 2017

Aaniiih Nakoda College Nursing Program ends its first year of instruction. The Aaniiih Nakoda College Nursing Program will be seeking a new cohort of students for fall 2017. The Associate Degree in the Nursing Program is approved by the Montana...

Blaine County Library News

"Mustang Country" will be the movie at 1:00 p.m. today. Starring Joel McCrea as an ex-rodeo star turned sheep farmer, "Mustang Country" is an exciting family adventure set in the wilderness. With the ...

Harlem Library News

“Build a Better World” is the theme for the Summer Reading Program for children ages preschool through grade 6. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to have their children sign up at the library beginning May 30. Registration may also be done via...

Joseph Nemes

Joseph Nemes Harlem, MT Long time Harlem resident, Joseph Nemes, 87, passed away peacefully May 16, 2017. Mr. Nemes was born March 22, 1931 in Budapest, Hungary, to Franciska and Anton. He completed his early education in Budapest and after...

Glen G. Olson

Glen G. Olson Turner, MT Glen G. Olson 83, passed away May 5, 2017 at a Nursing Home in Naples, FL. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and burial with Military honors will take place June ...

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