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 By Steve Edwards    News    August 16, 2017 

Turkey Vultures make their way North, nesting in Chinook

Reporter's note: I've heard people around Chinook talk about "the turkey vultures on the new water tower." I've even noticed the black specks perched on the railing along the catwalk around the tank....

 

Drought, Fire lead to request for Disaster Relief

Great Falls, MT - In June drought emergency was declared in 19 northcentral and eastern counties in the state by Governor Steve Bullock. In response to drought conditions in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota the USDA authorized emergency CRP...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 16, 2017 

Bob Ragsdale officially inducted into Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

The story of Harlem native Bob Ragsdale's career as a professional rodeo cowboy was covered in the June 28th issue of the "Blaine County Journal." Ragsdale had just been nominated for induction in to...

 

The Father that stepped in: Family complete after Christmas adoption

Webster's dictionary defines adopt as: to legally take another's child and bring it up as one's own. Adoption is not at all unusual in blended families, and customarily takes place when children are...

 

Jumping Junipers 'Yard of the Week'

This Jumping Juniper Garden Club loves member Myrla McCoy's yard at 402 5th Street West. The yard is a sea of color with many lovely pots all around the home and yard! The most beautiful part of this...

 

Tester, Daines encourage Montana High School Students to apply for Senate Youth Program

(Montana)—Recognizing the value of supporting the next generation as they pursue public service careers, U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines are encouraging all Montana high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2018 United States...

 

State health officials confirm West Nile Virus Cases

tate and local public health officials are reporting the season’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) detections with both mosquito samples and humans testing positive for infection. Three human cases have been reported in McCone, Bighorn and Toole...

 

Two from Blaine County among 2017 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductees

Today the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the tenth class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public....

 
 By Anita Reed    News    August 16, 2017 

Hogeland Happeningse

Emily and Susan Billmayer attended the play “Grease” at Fort Peck Friday evening. Saturday visitors at the Harlan Krass home were Adam, Lauren, Caleb, and Noland Hauge of Liberty Lake, WA, Evan Hauge and Laura Bratz of Havre, Linda Hauge, and...

 

Harlem Library

Our grand prize winners for the Summer Reading program are Ozzy Baker and Lizzy Baker in the preschool - grade 1 age group. These two each listened to 180 books this summer. In the grades 2-4 age group the winner is Orion Cuts the Rope who won by...

 

Blaine County Library

We have a nice variety of books ready this week. "The Last Tudor" by Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy...

 
 By Kristy Norby    News    August 16, 2017 

Chinook Senior Center

What a big week we had at the center! Our 2nd annual Grill & Chill BBQ was very well attended with over 80 people enjoying the yummy hamburgers from Shipwheel Cattle Co. that Tom Tilleman cooked for us. A special thanks to Marilyn Williamson for...

 
 By Katie Noel    News    August 16, 2017 

Harlem Senior Center

Thank You to Dale Klungland and Charlie Brekke for fixing the dining room sink; To Diane Peterson for the bags of potato chips, watermelons, cantaloupes, honeydews and mangoes.; To Yoked Parish members & Teonna Green family for the extra ham, pasta...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 16, 2017 

Memory Lane at fairgrounds has first memorial trees

Just before last summer’s county fair began, the Blaine County Fair Board rolled out a new idea to create some greenspace at the fairgrounds. Speaking generally about the new Memory Lane, board member Dale Williams said, “The idea is to have a...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    August 16, 2017 

21st Annual Fireball Golf Tournament Saturday

The Chinook Golf Course will host its 21st Annual Fireball Golf Tournament this Saturday, and has been the case the past several years a full field is expected. The tournament has been played with as many as 22 teams in the past but the optimal...

 

Little Rockies Barrel Racing hold 36th annual event

Junior Poles (1D) Randy Perez - first; Savannah Jones - second; Hailey Bell - third; Morgan McEwen - fourth; Mackenzie Fox - fifth; Brittney Cox - sixth. Junior Poles (2D) Morgan McEwen - first; Rebecca Stroh - second; Brittney Cox - (tie) third;...

 

Northern Montana Health Care Awards "C.A.R.E." Award to Employee

Havre, Montana – Customer Service is important to Northern Montana Health Care. “Being the healthcare provider of choice” is part of their mission statement. Taking the time to recognize excellence in their employees is one of the ways they try...

 

A wild start at the Indian Relay Race in Dodson

Five teams represented Fort Belknap and Blaine County at the Phillips County Fair Indian Relay Races on Sunday afternoon. Indian Relay races begin with a rider on the ground. When the signal to start...

 

Stage I Fire Restrictions remain in effect in Blaine County

The Blaine County Commissioners would like to remind all Blaine County Residents that Stage I Fire Restrictions remain in effect. Under Stage I restrictions, the following acts are prohibited: • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or...

 

Klingaman in Italy for Medical Internship

Rob Klingaman a 2013 Chinook High School graduate recently returned from a four week Medical Internship in Italy and this fall will be an Ambassador at MSU Bozeman for the Atlantis Project. Currently...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 9, 2017

Rangeland monitoring workshop held at Kleinjan Ranch

A rangeland monitoring workshop and electric fence demonstration was recently held at the Kleinjan Ranch west of Chinook. The focus was on techniques for monitoring the results of managed intensive...

 

Jumping Junipers 'Yard of the Week'

This weeks Jumping Juniper Yard of the Week is the Community Garden put on by the Chinook FFA and located on Illinois Street behind the High School. "When the opportunity to improve our community...

 

Jumping Junipers Yard of the Week (Last Week)

Last week we showed the front of Paul Ramberg's yard 935 Missouri street. We unintentionally missed the focal point of Mr. Rambergs work. His garden on the North side is a wonderful accomplishment...

 

Sweet Medical Center Celebrates National Health Center Week Activities Planned August 13th – 19th

CHINOOK, MT. August 3, 2017 – Area residents are asked to join Sweet Medical Center (SMC) in celebrating National Health Center Week. Free deluxe water bottles will be given out throughout the week and the finale for the week is a Sweet Swim on...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 9, 2017

Loaves and Fishes concludes this week in Chinook

Loaves and Fishes, the summer program in Chinook for feeding local children, hosted the Chinook Chamber's monthly Business After Hours last Thursday evening at Wallner Hall. It was a time to...

 

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