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Inductees to Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Announced

Earlier this month, media director for the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC), Rebecca Mott released information announcing their 14th class of inductions into...

Montana Ingenuity

On January 17, Jason and Jennifer Metcalf opened their new business, Chinook Automotive, LLC. Located at 428 Indiana Street, the Metcalfs will offer automotive repairs, diagnostics, and vehicle maintenance. After closing on a deal to purchase the...

Lailani Upham Will Present in Harlem

On Monday, January 31, the Harlem Public Library, in collaboration with Humanities Montana, will present "Connecting to Land Through a Tribal Lens." Although Humanities Montana speaker Lailani Upham...

Blaine County Students made Dean's List at U of M, MSUN and ANC

University of Montana Dean’s List and President’s List, Fall Semester 2021 The students listed below made UM’s fall semester 2021 Dean’s List or the President’s 4.0 List. Double asterisks after a name indicate the student earned a 4.0...

Tilleman Equipment is the newest dealer to be awarded the Fendt tractor line

Tilleman Equipment in Havre MT is the newest dealer to be awarded the Fendt tractor line. (the "d" is silent; rhymes with tent) Fendts have long been a staple on grain and livestock farms in Europe....

American Red Cross Holds another successful Blood Drive

The American Red Cross held it's community blood drive in Chinook on Tuesday January 4th at Waller Hall. Thanks to all of our donors, we collected 38 units on a goal of 40. We had two first time...

LOCAL SPELLING BEE HELD THIS WEEK

The Local Spelling Bee was held this past week at the Turner Public School. From this Bee, two contestants will move forward to the County Bee to be held at a later date. Grades 4-8 students were...

Reunion Funds Will Help Finance Playground Equipment

After an All-Class Reunion for the Zurich Elementary School was cancelled twice due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the Zurich Association of Parents (ZAP) decided it was time to do something with the funds in the ZAP account. About the...

Tornadoes continue to work hard in losses to Big Sandy, North Star

The Turner Tornadoes were in Big Sandy this past Friday in a battle between two teams looking to pick up their first District 9C win. Saturday the Tornadoes were back out on the road, this time in Gildford to take on the North Star Knights. The...

Wildcats Flying High after Taking Down Glasgow 71-64, Box Elder 93-73

The Harlem Wildcats are finally starting to get healthy and it is showing in the win column. After starting the year with a new roster nearly every time they took the court, Head Coach Geno LeValdo...

'Beeters Thump North Star, Fort Benton

The Chinook Sugarbeeters were home Friday night as they welcomed the North star Knights to town. The 'Beeters have been close this year, but had struggled getting over the hump. That all changed...

Schoen wins Choteau Invitational, Lady Cats in Billings

The Chinook Sugarbeeter and Harlem Wildcat wrestling teams were in Choteau this past weekend for the Bulldog Classic. The Harlem Lady Cat wrestling team made the trip south to take part in the...

Thunderbirds Fly by Dodson, fall 56-44 to Box Elder

The season may just be reaching its mid-point, and as a result the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds are looking to capitalize every time they take the court. The Thunderbirds began the week with a...

Thunderbirds soar past Dodson 67-55

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds dropped a hard fought overtime thriller to the Dodson Coyotes to begin the season back in early December. This past Tuesday the Thunderbirds evened the series with an...

8-2 'Beeters roll past North Star 62-52, Pull Away From Fort Benton 41-29

The Chinook Sugarbeeters were home Friday night as they welcomed the North Star Knights to town. The Knights and 'Beeters brought identical 4-1 conference marks into the tilt as they battle for a top...

Lady Cats fall in Overtime

The Harlem Lady Cats were in Glasgow Friday night looking to even their conference mark against the Scotties. Harlem met the challenge for 32 minutes of regulation, but fell in overtime, 62-57....

Turner drops road games to Big Sandy 74-52, North Star 59-48 in District 9C

The Turner Tornadoes have had some tough luck to start the District 9C schedule, but each time they take the court their opponent needs to be ready. Friday the Tornadoes were in Big Sandy to take on the Pioneers. Saturday the boys headed to...

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The library is hosting the Humanities Montana program “Connecting to Land through a Tribal Lens” with speaker Lailani Upham Jan. 31, 6 P.M. This program will be presented virtually at the library or you may watch using the link...

January - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, here comes a New Year, a clean month, a bright new day. Thank You, Lord. William A. Quayle, in his book “God’s Calendar,” has some fascinating musing about months. Some for January are: “The Calendar is God’s invention....

Hogeland Happening

Betty Zellmer went to Great Falls with Loretta Beck on Monday for Loretta’s eye appointment. They enjoyed lunch with Laura Sherwood before the appointment. Susan Billmayer visited with Marna Strzelczyk on Wednesday afternoon in Harlem. Pastor...

Chinook Senior Center

This warm weather has been quite the treat in the middle of the sub-zero temps. Our condolences to the family of Carla Peck. She will be missed. Thank you to Flynn Realty for your donation in memory of Tom Tilleman. Thank you to Malcolm and Julie...

Blaine County Library

With the holidays behind us, we are now full speed ahead with programs. We are trying to reach out to parents with preschool aged children, who may not be aware of our weekly Story Time Program. If you have preschool aged children, plan to bring...

Carla Faye Peck

Carla Faye Peck of Chinook, MT died at home, January 5th 2022 at the age of 49 with her husband at her side. Carla fought a very valiant battle with cancer. She was born January 11, 1972 in Montrose,... Full story

Joyce Anne Ellen Borlaug

Joyce Ann Ellen Borlaug affectionately known as "Granny", 77, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022, surrounded by her family at the Peace Hospice House in Great Falls, Montana. Services were held... Full story

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