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Blaine County Beacon: The Best Business Doesn't Feel Like a Business

After graduating from Chinook High School in 1996, Bobbi Jo Buck attended MSU-Bozeman from 1996-2000, eventually graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. She then attended Walla...

Recent trade deals provide a significant boost to area producers United States-Mexico-Canada, US-China Phase 1 and US Japan trade agreements end months of speculation

Regardless of what side of the aisle you find yourself on, or if you stand in the middle, the three recent trade deals signed into law by President Trump have impacted local farmers and ranchers in a...

Montana Technological University students named to fall semester 2019 honor rolls

Butte – The following Montana Technological University students have been placed on the Honor Roll (HR), Dean’s List (DL), and Chancellor’s List (CL) Honor Roll for the fall semester 2019 at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. Students are listed...

Midwinter Fair Organizers Looking for Vendors, Sponsors, and Contestants

The Fort Belknap Indian Community invites everyone to its 52nd Annual Mid-Winter Fair (MWF), which is slated for February 5-8. For this year's MWF, the theme is "Envisioning the Future, Embracing the...

Blaine County Welcomes New MSU Extension Agent, Sarah Johnson

Blaine County has a new Extension Agent. Friday, January 10 was Sarah Johnson's sixth day on the job. Johnson comes to Chinook from a small town in Minnesota with a population of approximately 2,043,...

Montana State University students named to fall semester 2019 honor rolls

MSU News Service — BOZEMAN – Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2019. There are two MSU honor roll lists: the President’s List and the Dean’s List. To be eligible for the lists, students...

Chinook Blood Drive collects 38 Pints

The Chinook community hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday January 7, 2020. There were 43 individuals that showed up to donate with 5 deferrals making our total number of pints...

Sugarbeeters Place Second in Class C Drama Sweepstakes in Pre-Divisional Challenge

Sara Davidson, the K-12 music teacher and speech and drama coach for Simms School District, welcomed competitors to the Simms/Power-Dutton-Brady speech and drama tournament on January 18. Although temperatures were below zero across the Hi-Line as...

Montana Association Of Clerks & Recorders $1000 Scholarship Forms Available

The Montana Association of Clerks and Recorders is again sponsoring a $1000 scholarship for a graduating senior who will be attending an in-state college or university. The last day of acceptance of the application is March 15, 2020. Application...

Lunch and Learn ACTuesdays!

CHS is starting up our second annual Lunch and Learn ACTuesdays! Our English, science, and math teachers volunteer to provide tutorials during lunch once a week and students attending receive a free lunch provided by our culinary arts program....

No. 2 Harlem continues its march through the schedule, 10-0 at the midway point

The Harlem Lady Cats continued their winning ways this past weekend as they improved to 10-0 as we cross the midway point of the regular season. In the latest Class B Girls Power Poll the Lady Cats...

9-1 Wildcats stay hot, drop 17 from downtown in 110-63 win over Poplar

The Harlem Wildcats stayed hot from beyond the arc this past weekend improving to 9-1 in the season in the process. After scorching the nets for 15 three point bombs in a lopsided win over Glasgow,...

Chinook, Harlem battle it out on the mat at the Bulldog Invitational in Choteau

The Chinook Sugarbeeter and Harlem Wildcat wrestling teams were in Choteau to take part in the annual Bulldog Invitational. The Sugarbeeters entered seven wrestlers in the tournament, five on the...

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for Jan. is read a book with an ugly cover! The library board will meet Wed., Jan. 29, 4:15 in the meeting room. The Book Club meets Mondays at 4 P.M. Storytime for ages 0-5 is held Tuesdays at 10 A.M. Elementary...

South of the Border: Our second Christmas in the Sweet Grass Hills

Columnist's note: When Sherry (my wife) and I moved to Whitlash mid-December of last year our plan was to leave about this time (December, 2019) when Sherry's year of pastor-in-residence to the...

Letter to the Editor

My Fellow Montanan’s: I feel compelled to bring to your attention an issue that should concern you. The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame [MCHF] Board of Directors wasted nearly $1 million in taxpayer and contribution funds and no one has been held to...

Hogeland Happenings

Loretta Beck and Merrilyn Billmayer attended the basketball games in Turner on Saturday night. Diana Maloney and Linda Hauge visited Jane and Harlan Krass on Sunday afternoon. Diana as well as Anita Reed and Hilary and Natalie Richman visited on...

Chinook Senior Center

So the weather is kinda frightful, and cold, cold, cold. The wind keeps blowing and making it colder for anyone who has to be out in it for any period of time. Hope that spring makes an appearance soon. So bundle up, stay warm and upright. Karyn...

Harlem Senior Center

Third hat I wear is the Director for the Harlem Area Senior Citizen’s Center. I was hired by the board of the Senior Center. The Senior Center rents from Northern Montana Hospital the dining room area of the building. The dining room is where the...

Turner Talk

Raymond, Maddox, and Conrad Keller were out to visit Gerald and Shirley Keller on Sunday. Anita Reed attended the Spelling Bee at the school on Tuesday. Max and Kirsti Cederberg were to Great Falls...

Blaine County Library

Family Movie Day is today at 3:30 p.m. We will be showing the movie The Secret Life of Pets 2. It is rated PG and runs for I hour and 26 minutes. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular...

Harlem Library

Be sure to take advantage of the special used book sale during the month of January. You can “Buy a Bag O’Books” for only one dollar. The library board of trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, January 29, 4:15 P.M. in the...

William R. Preeshl

William R. Preeshl passed away January 14, 2020 due to complications of lung cancer. He was 85. Bob was born May 31, 1934 in Havre, MT to Bill and Hortense Preeshl. He graduated from Gilford High...

Jessie James-Hawley

On January 13th our beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister, auntie and friend was called home after a courageous battle with cancer. Her wake was held 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020...

Elsie Louise Hansen

Elsie Louise Hansen, 92, of Harlem, MT passed away January 16, 2020 of natural causes. She was born April 30, 1927 in Chinook, MT to Carl and Erma (Rafter) Klungland of Hogeland, MT and was the...

Lois Emily Johnson

Lois Emily (Dennison) Johnson 87, passed away on Friday, January 10th, 2020 at the CMMC Nursing/Rehab Center in Lewistown, MT with her family by her side. Lois was born October 10th ,1932 to Harland...

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