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Bear Paw Meanderings

August is a good month to take a vacation in Glacier National Park. While there plan to stay for several nights in the Lake McDonald valley on the west side of the Park. While east side campgrounds can be very hot, the Lake McDonald campgrounds are v...

 

Plenty of excitement for horse racing fans at Phillips County Fair

Sunday was a gorgeous day with sunshine and a bit of a breeze at the Phillips County Fairgrounds in Dodson, a perfect day for enjoying competition involving horses. On the last day of the fair there...

 

Visiting the 'Great Falls', and other historical sites during trip to Great Falls

Reporter's note: Like most readers, I seldom have taken time to visit the sites connected to the Missouri River in and around Great Falls. A trip to the Electric City usually is hurried with rushing t...

 

Jumping Junipers 'Yard of the Week'

At 935 Missouri Street, you will find the Yard of the Week. Paul Ramberg works very hard at maintaining the neat yard all around his house. He has a great garden on the northside which include...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

How about another recipe for potato salad? And this recipe turns into a really good recipe for potatoes and tomatoes with steak. You need to grill these vegetables on the barbeque so get yourself a grill basket to grill without the vegetables falling...

 

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...

 

Chinese couple arrives via bicycles for a visit to Chinook

Reporter's note: Readers would have to be totally oblivious to their surroundings on Highway 2 this time of year not to notice a number of people on bicycles loaded with camping and travel gear. Most...

 

Vacation Bible School held in Turner

A large group of elementary aged children gathered recently at the Turner American Lutheran Church for a fun, week long Vacation Bible School adventure. This year the theme was Fun Maker Factory and...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Dave and Teresa Cornell went to Beaver Creek Park this past weekend to attend Cattie Cornell’s wedding. Also camping with them were Dalton, Alyssa, and Danial Cornell of Billings and Richard, Cassie and August Handran from Scobey. Congratulations...

 

Hogeland Happenings

This week has been wind, wind, Wind. So miserable for those that are out in it. Lets hope we get a few nice days and some rain to settle the dirt down. Brenda and Terry Mohar attended the Class C State Track Meet in Laurel this past week. Loretta...

 

Turner Talk

Linda and Miles and Lyndsay Hutton traveled to Butte to watch the State Class B track meet. Reece won the shot put event and placed 4th in discus. Congratulations! Glenna Ammen was to Great Falls for a few days for medical appointments. She stayed...

 

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 em...

 

Turner Talk

Glenna Ammen was to a birthday party honoring Virginia McCracken on Sunday. Bill Hake helped with the Post-Prom breakfast at the Legion Hall Saturday evening. Word has been received that Glen Olson of Florida passed away on Friday morning. Glen was...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Cassidy, Holly, Cooper and Lucy Grabofsky spent Thursday and Friday with Grandma Loretta and Grandpa Wally Beck while their Mom, Crystal and Maggie Grabofsky went to Billings to take their First Responder course test. Susan Billmayer attended the...

 

A look back at the history of the Sugarbeet Factory in Chinook

In the start of the twentieth century, the area papers stated how the Milk River Valley was prime ground for sugar beets. The paper also stated three things were needed to raise them, a farmer, a train and sugar beets. Thanks to the railroad, the...

 

Turner Talk

Del and General Fox from Stanwood, WA visited Ron and Susan Fox’s home for a couple days recently. Shania Maloney was honored with birthday cake on Sunday at Harlan and Jane Krass’s. Others who came to help celebrate were Linda Hauge, Anita Reed...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Preschool graduation was held on Thursday at the Turner Lutheran Church. Those participating in the ceremony were Harley Jo Beck, Gracie Zellmer, Alana Egbert, Lucas Grabofsky, Maddox Keller, and Mary Simons. A large crowd of parents and friends...

 

Hogeland Happenings

This week we have had unsettled weather. There has been some fog, some rain, snow, and of course, wind. We did have one day without any wind. Guess it is typical Spring weather. Susie Mason of Lincoln was to visit daughter, Elissa, Jordan, and...

 

Turner Talk

There will be a preschool screening in Turner at the school gymnasium on Monday, May 8 from 9:00 -12 o’clock noon. Call the school to make an appointment for your youngster. Kenley Tempel spent a couple days after Easter with grandma and grandpa,...

 

Blaine County Library

Plan to attend, "Home, Home on the Ranch: Farm and Ranch Life in Story and Song" by Bill Rossiter tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. After the settlers, pioneers, homesteaders and...

 

Harlem Library

The library will be closed today through May 1 as new steel shelves are being installed. The double-sided wooden shelves will be sold today in a silent auction from 1:00- 3:00 P.M. All shelves purchased must be removed today by 5:00 P.M. There will b...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

I love to stay in rustic cabins. Matter of fact I lived in several rustic cabins during my life and they were simply great! What got me thinking about those cabins is that I got the dates that I am going to be staying at cabin 6 at the Village Lodge...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Elissa Zellmer is home recouperating after having foot surgery in Great Falls this past week. Harley Jo Beck spent Monday morning with Grandma Loretta and Grandpa Wally Beck while Mom taught school. Joely, Melissa, Josh, and Troy Hiniker of Missoula...

 

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