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Meadowlark first graders enjoy Lions Club 'flag gift' tradition

Chinook Lions Club President Richard Cronk and member Ben Hall recently visited the Meadowlark Elementary first-grade class of teacher Tammy Edwards to talk about the American flag and give each...

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Chinook Speech and Drama Season Transitioned to Radio Theater

When the Montana High School Association (MHSA) committed to an all-virtual competition for the 2020-2021 Speech, Drama, and Debate season, the Coach of the Chinook High School program, Bonnie...

Grant Monies Enable Turner School District to Replace Equipment

On January 19, the Turner School District was notified that they had received a Montana Office of Public Instruction School Nutrition Equipment Assistance Grant. With their grant award of $1,746.17, the district plans to replace a 25-year old...

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Montana Masons Award Area Schools with Education Grants

Monday, January 18, could have been declared Courtney Day since both Ms. Kourtney Barber and Ms. Courtney Bell learned that their grant applications to the Montana Masonic Foundation Educational...

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Master Gardener Program Offered

The Montana State University (MSU) Blaine County and MSU Fort Belknap Extension Offices invite both novice and advanced gardeners to participate in a Master Gardener program beginning March 2. This...

Chinook Community Blood Drive - March 2nd

The Chinook community will be hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 from Noon to 6PM at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio in Chinook. Appointments are highly encouraged by the American Red Cross. So, if you...

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Hays-Lodgepole Faces Several Firsts in Virtual Speech and Drama Season

After the judge's scores were all tallied from the 2020-2021 State Class B/C Speech and Drama Tournament that was hosted by Huntley Project School District and held on January 29 – 30, the...

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Lady Cats set for District 2B, Turner, Chinook and Hays/LP Seasons End

It was a tough week on the hardwood for our local high school girls basketball teams this past weekend. The Harlem Lady Cats remain the only team still playing as the Chinook Sugarbeeters, Turner...

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'Beeters 2nd at District 9C Tournament, Wildcats head to District 2B as No. 2 Seed

The high school boys basketball season is coming to a chaotic close with just the Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Wildcats still standing. The District 9C tournament took place this past week and...

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Stroh, Hofeldt and Blackcrow shine at First Ever All Girls State Wrestling Tournament

The Chinook Sugarbeeter and Harlem Lady Cat Wrestling teams headed south this past weekend in the first ever All Class Montana Girls State Wrestling Tournament held at Lockwood High School in...

Big Flat 4-H Minutes

Our meeting was on Sunday, January 17, 2021. We met in Harlem at Richman Insurance. Hudson & Mary Simons, Hannah & Natalie Richman, Hannah & Isabella Van Voast, Piper & Avery Fox, Katie Kimmel, Colten Jorgenson, Jessa Schroder, and Izzy & Ozzy...

Journal Jots

Blaine County Library Mobile Hotspots and iPads available for checkout. After School Hangout for grades 7 & 8 Mondays at 3:30, Story Time Tuesdays at 10:30, After School Hangout for grades 5 & 6 Tuesdays at 3:30 and LEGO Club for grades K and up...

Hogeland Happenings

Susan, Gene, and Emily Billmayer went to Great Falls on Friday for Gene’s doctor appointment. On Tuesday, Susan and Emily Billmayer visited Marna Strzelczyk in Harlem. Harley Jo Beck spent three days with Grandma and Grandpa Beck this past week....

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Heart Challenge Ends in Rainbow Hair and Pie in the Face

The physical education classes at Meadowlark Elementary School in Chinook celebrated the completion of a unit on heart health with a Pie in the Face Gathering on February 18. Students who collected...

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Blaine County Library

We have 2 new non-fiction books ready this week. "Keep Sharp" by Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a guide to building a better brain at any age. "Just as I Am" is the memoir of Cicely Tyson, which was released...

Harlem Library

Masks are still required in the library as per the Blaine County Commissioners’ directive. We are still offering curbside service for those not wishing to enter the library building. The Harlem Public Library board of trustees meets today at 4:15...

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Kourtney Barber

Kourtney Barber, 47, of Harlem, Montana, passed away at her home February 6, 2021. Kourtney was born June 15, 1973 in Smithville, MO to Hazel and Jack Barber. She grew up in Pearl River, LA, where...

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Henrietta M Morin

Henrietta M. Morin, 69, passed away February 15, 2021 due to heart failure. She was born March 21, 1951 at Fort Belknap Agency to Robert L. & Theodora Cochran. She attended school at Harlem,...

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Shane Coby Abbott

Shane Coby Abbott was born on September 28, 1973 to Neoma Longknife Abbott & Gerald Lee Abbott. Shane passed away on February 15, 2021 due to natural causes. Shane was blessed with an awesome...

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