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Jessica Aberg named Branch President for First Bank of Montana in Chinook

Jessica (Hansen) Aberg was named Branch President for the First Bank of Montana in Chinook effective June 7. Dean Comes, President of the branches that make up First Bank of Montana, made the...

Juli Snedigar is new Blaine County Ag & 4-H MSU-Extension Agent

Juli (Sather) Snedigar is the new Ag & 4-H Extension Agent in Blaine County. Juli served as the county's 4-H & FCS (Food and Consumer Science) Agent about ten years ago. A Blaine County...

Charlie Kulbeck resigns as County Commissioner, effective July 1st

Blaine County Commissioner Charlie Kulbeck submitted a letter to fellow county commissioners on June 7 resigning from his post as commissioner for District 3. In the letter Kulbeck wrote, "I...

Marlane Wenzel is new Director at Chinook Senior Center

Marlane Wenzel began serving as the Director for the Chinook Senior Center on May 11. Wenzel, who grew up in Chinook, is a 1975 graduate of Chinook High ("The year we won the Class C Championship!"). ...

A GREAT way to spend the day and cool off

Local outdoor swimming pools are now open in Harlem and Chinook. With the heat of summer ratcheting up a notch, the pool has been the perfect place to cool off and have a little fun while doing so....

MOA Farm Tour at Johnson Ranch canceled

With much reluctance and disappointment, the Montana Organic Association and Matt and Sonja Johnson have decided to cancel the farm tour planned at the Johnson Ranch in Hinsdale on July 24, 2018. The Johnsons were very excited to be hosting the...

Blaine County's voter turnout for primary below 2018 state rate

Statewide there was a 41.3% turnout of Montana’s 679,231 registered voters for the recent primary election. In Blaine County, the turnout was 36.1%, a bit lower than the state turnout. The 2018 primary election results will not be official until...

Turner graduates 7 from Kindergarten

Diana Maloney photo The 2017-2018 Kindergarten class at Turner graduated seven students recently. The little ones read a short story that they wrote and illustrated themselves, then sang some little...

Hogeland Happenings

Ed and Kathy Zellmer, Melissa Hiniker, and Jordan, Elissa, Caleb, Brady, and Gracie Zellmer spent last weekend in Missoula going especially to attend Troy Hiniker’s high school graduation. Harlan and Jane Krass, Diana Maloney, Anita Reed and...

American Legion Auxiliary Sponsors Contest winners

These students are the High School winners from Turner School that competed in the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy contest. The poppy is a red crepe paper flower that is made by Veterans as part of...

Lions win Malta Invitational with 814 points, teams in Roundup this weekend

Week two of the summer swim season had the Chinook Lions and Harlem swim teams in Malta this past weekend. Both teams performed really well in the pool and looking to be in fine form heading into...

Blaine County Library

The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Friday June 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the library meeting room. If you are planning a road trip be sure to stop in and get some audio books to make the trip more...

Harlem Library

This week ‘s column will feature the ABC’s of Summer Fun at the library! A - Adult “Letter by Letter” game & air conditioning B - Bestselling books, blocks and beanbags C - Coloring table, checkers, and comfy couches D - DVDs (two at a...

Mary Kay White

Mary Kay White, 61, of Fort Belknap passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. A Wake was held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Fort Belknap Community Center and continued until Friday, June...

Rosaleen Alice Butler Peterson

Rosaleen Alice Butler Peterson, 98, went to her heavenly home on June 10th 2018. Born June 22, 1919, to Presley Otis "P.O." and Besse Overcast Butler. Rosaleen was the eldest of 5 children. She...

Lawrence (Larry) Lee Kiedrowski

Lawrence (Larry) Lee Kiedrowski, an Air Force Veteran passed away on 1/6/2018 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT at the age of 71. Larry passed away from natural causes due to heart failure....

Brice E. "Swede" Cederberg

Brice E. “Swede” Cederberg, - Turner, MT. Graveside interment services will be held for Brice E. “Swede” Cederberg at 1:00 on June 16, 2018 at the Turner cemetery. A reception and remembrance of Swede’s life will be held at the Turner...

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