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Blaine County Fair Will Feature Sunday Boxing

For the first time, the Blaine County Fair will feature a "Day at the Fights." On Sunday, August 15, the event will begin with weigh-ins at 10:00 a.m. Thirty-five prematched bouts that have been...


Delegates Report on Their Experiences

Montana Boys State ended on June 11, and Turner delegate, Trever Kimmel hopes Laci Maloney, who will attend Girls State this week as Turner High School's representative, has a similarly positive...


Barrels Get Filled with Flowers

With the local garden club no longer active and the Chamber of Commerce not providing funds for flowers, the whiskey barrel planters that line Indiana Street in downtown Chinook have stood empty... Full story

Field Days Coming Up This Summer

MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC) and MSU Extension in Phillips, Blaine, Chouteau and Liberty Counties will be hosting several field days this year. These field days highlight the work being done on Northern Agricultural Research...


Harlem Elementary Thanks Mrs. Brown

Every school year, Harlem Elementary School staff, students, families, and spectators report looking forward to the traditional Track and Field Day held during the final days of the school year. This...


Harlem Elementary ROARing Employees of the Month

For the month of May, Harlem Elementary School named staff members, Mrs. Lenora Greetham and Mr. Steven Hopkins as ROARing Employees. Greetham serves as a paraprofessional for the elementary grades,...

MSU Students named to spring Semester 2021 Honor Roll

BOZEMAN — Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for spring semester 2021. There are two MSU honor roll lists: the President's List and the Dean's List. To be eligible for the lists, students must be enrolled in at...


Second Semester ROARing Students Selected At Harlem Elementary

At the end of last month, Harlem Elementary School officials announced the Second Semester ROARing Students of the 2020-2021 school year. Earning ROARing Lil' Wildcat titles are Harlan Mount...

MSU Billings Students named to spring Semester 2021 Honor Roll

MSU BILLINGS NEWS— The following Montana State University Billings undergraduate students have been named to the Dean’s List for their academic honors for the spring 2021 semester. In recognition of scholastic achievement, the university makes...


Anyone interest in running for a City Office in the September 14th Primary Election can file a Declaration of Nomination form at the Blaine County Clerk & Recorder’s Office beginning Thursday, April 22, 2021. The Declaration of Nomination form...


Rasmussen Interception Helps North All-Stars Claim 28-21 Win

The 32 Annual Class B All-Star Football game was played at Lockwood Stadium in Billings this past weekend. Thanks in part to a huge interception late in the first half at the two yard line by...


Thunderbirds win Stanford Tournament

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds girls basketball team had an outstanding showing in Stanford this past Sunday going 4-0 in the tournament and claiming a 39-21 win over the Centerville Miners in the... Full story


'Beeters Excel at MSU Bobcat Football Camp

Chinook Sugarbeeter Football Head Coach Mike Jones, along with Assistant Coaches Roy Kelly and Scott Schmitt took 24 kids down to Bozeman to take part in the Montana State University Bobcat Eight-man...


Chinook Lions compete in Chester/Glendive

The Chinook Lions swim team went both directions this past weekend with some swimmers competing in Glendive and others in Chester. The kids performed very well in both locations. In Glendive Tyler... Full story

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for June is to read a book set in the summertime. Hotspots, iPads and laptops are available for check out. “Tails and Trails” summer reading is still accepting registrations for children ages 0-grade 8. Story...

Ice Cream?---- Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, when one thinks about Dairy Products, we might wonder which are the most important for the well-being of the human body. Just ask anybody, and they’ll perhaps say that Ice Cream is probably the most favorite of all dairy products....


"Snakecicles:" a book of family snippets

A friend in Havre recently gave me a book noting, "I think you might enjoy reading this." The book was written by Tim Gilge. Locals may recall the Gilge family, Kent and Lois and their five children,...

Hogeland Happenings

June 9th - We had a beautiful day out on the Big Flat for Memorial Day. It is normally windy if not rain or snow. Services were well attended. Elissa and Jordan Zellmer and Family were in Fort Benton over the weekend to attend Bailey Johnson’s...

Chinook Senior Center

That Chinook wind sure does help to keep the heat down, but why does it have to blow all the time? I wish it would just rain once or twice a week to keep the plants thriving and the heat down, but Montana doesn’t work that way. The weather does...


Blaine County Library

We had a nice turnout for our first Tuesday Summer Reading Program. A shout out to Deputy Kokkeler, who came and talked to the kids about his job, read a book and handed out some fun swag, courtesy...


Harlem Library

Children are invited to join in the "Tails and Tales" summer reading fun! Registration is still open for children of all ages and the Stuffed Animal Adoption event will continue through the month of...


Jason David Cochran

Jason David Cochran, 42, passed away June 7, 2021 of natural causes. Jason was born February 18, 1978 at Northern MT Hospital to Henrietta Cochran Morin and Hal "Bugoo" Morin and David Dale Doney.... Full story


Mariland Raye Thompson

Mariland Raye Thompson, 78, of Great Falls, went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, June 11, 2021, after losing a battle with COVID-19. Cremation has been entrusted to Croxford... Full story


Fontella (BLatter) Maddox

Fontella (Blatter) Maddox, 96, passed away on June 7, 2021, at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook. A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on June 14, 2021 in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery... Full story

Mary D. Pleskac

Mary D. Pleskac - Our beloved Mary D. Pleskac passed away peacefully at home of natural causes with her niece at her side, which was her wish. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel, and... Full story

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