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Rodeo Bible Camp in Lodge Pole: "Cowboys and Indians working together"

Reporter's note: A couple of weeks ago, while reporting on sports camps sponsored by Montana Indian Ministries, I learned about the Ministry's Rodeo Bible Camp. The camp, also a day camp, is held at...

Governor Bullock Declares Fire Emergency for State of Montana

MONTANA – Citing active wildfires and extreme fire danger across the state, Governor Steve Bullock has issued an executive order declaring a fire emergency in Montana. Prior to signing the executive order, the governor was briefed by the...

Aaniiih Nakoda College and Community Receive Award

The OUTSTANDING NURSE CHAMPION award for 2016 was given to the Fort Belknap Indian Community, Dr. Carole Falcon Chandler ANC's President and the 'Grow Our Own' Nursing Faculty. The award was...

Lynn Phillips takes over as Food Pantry Director in Chinook

Lynn Phillips became the new director of the Chinook Food Pantry in mid-July. Phillips, a relative newcomer to the area, takes over from Jeanne Dalton who served as director from January, 2016 to...

Turner hosts their yearly Firemen Picinic

A potluck picnic was held this past Friday at the Turner Park sponsored by the Turner Volunteer Fire Department. The firemen barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs along with corn on the cob. The public...

Hogeland Happenings

The Big Flat Catholic Church held their 100th Anniversary of the Church on Saturday and Sunday. A large crowd attended the celebration. Sympathy is extended to the Harmon family. Eleanor Harmon, long time resident of the area, passed away recently...

Tuner Talk

Linda and Darel Hauge attended a surprise birthday party for Tricia Kimmel on Tuesday, the cereal crop tour on Wednesday, and the fireman picnic on Friday. Anita and Steve Reed and family attended the Turner Volunteer Fire Department picnic on...

July Fire classified as "90% contained"

Reporter's note: Readers would have been hard pressed to miss the coverage of the recent July Fire that burned 11,000+ in the Little Rockies near Zortman and Landusky. The fire was discovered on...

Montana FSA: USDA Opens More Land for Emergency Haying and Grazing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota affected by severe drought....

Harlem Library

The regular meeting of the library board is Friday, July 28 at 9 A.M. in the meeting room. Summer Reading ends this week. Children are asked to turn in their reading logs by August 4. Grand prize winners will be announced the second week of August....

Chinook Lions & Harlem Swim Team Results - July 22-23

Chinook Lions Swim Team Roundup Invitational 8 & Under Girls Katie Tilleman - 1.) 25 Meter Backstroke :20.73; 1.) 25 Meter Butterfly :19.94; 1.) 25 Meter Breaststroke :23.57. Mara Edwards - 6.) 25 Meter Butterfly :32.17; 4.) 50 Meter Freestyle...

Swimmers head to Sidney for Easter Divisional this weekend

The summer swim season has reach the home stretch and teams from Chinook and Harlem are working hard this week to prepare for the Eastern Divisional Swim meet in Sidney this weekend and advance as...

Bear Paw Meanderings

This week I was going to advise going for a couple of days to Zortman and having a good steak dinner, staying maybe at the historic Buckhorn cabins and exploring Mission Canyon. The terrible forest fire there stopped that travel guide. It reminds...

Jumping Junipers 'Yard of the Week'

The lovely yard of Doris Hofeldt is like a perfect carpet with colorful and graceful perennials and annuals taking turns at their prime bloom times. Doris has widened and redesigned her sidewalks...

Random walk leads to Alan Thomle Boat Works and mahogany runabout restoring

Reporter's note: Late June my wife and I drove to Washington state for our twin grandkids' high school graduation. We stayed with friends who live in Warm Beach, a residential community north of...

Linda Sue Chandler "Nebea" (Singer)

Linda Sue Chandler, Proper name "Nebea" (Singer) 69 years was born March 12, 1948 on the Ft. Belknap Indian Reservation. An Enrolled Gros-Ventre, passed away June 30, 2017, at the Havre Care Center...

Lucy Brooks

Lucy Rae Brooks passed away gracefully at Caleo Bay Alzheimer's Care Center in La Quinta, California, on July 17, 2017. Lucy was born in Chinook, Montana, to Bessie and Domenico Renda, on August 31,...

Winston Havens Mitchell

Winston Havens Mitchell, 94, a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran, Rancher and Farmer went to be with his heavenly father on May 29, 2017 at the Hi-Line Retirement Center, in Malta, Montana. Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., July 29, 2017 at the...

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