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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bear Paw Meanderings

There is a lot of wildlife to view in our area but not everyone sees it. I had to laugh when I was driving a bus in Glacier National Park. People used to ask if they would see wildlife and I would say probably not in my bus as I had bad luck in the...

What 'Cher Point?

There is plenty of football news all of a sudden this month as the NFL starts their pre season and college teams regroup for yet another season. I notice that for fantasy football freaks there is no end to trades and the like all making the...

Albert John Sanford

Albert John Sanford of Casper, Wyoming died August 3, 2017. He was born on January 17, 1925 to Albert E. and Elizabeth (Ferko) Sanford in his Grandmother's log cabin in South Blaine County, Montana... Full story

Shirley Jane Scheck Grubb

Shirley Jane Scheck Grubb 83, passed away at home in Great Falls, MT on July 26th 2017. The funeral service will be held on August 19th 2017 at 11:00am at St. Gabriel Parish, in Chinook MT 59523.... Full story

Teonna Bay Green

Teonna Bay Green, 20, passed away on August 5th 2017. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m. at Harlem High School in the little gym. The public viewing was held on... Full story

ROBERT DALE "Bob" MATULKA USN CDR (Ret.)

Robert Dale "Bob" Matulka, USN CDR (Ret.), age 79, of Arlington, Virginia, died Monday, August 7, 2017, at his residence. Bob is survived by his devoted wife, Darlene (Gehler Lebedev) Matulka; his... Full story

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