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Chinook Community Thanksgiving Dinner a Huge Success with more than 190 Meals Served

In a year like no other, it was even more important to organizers of the Chinook Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the event to continue. "We really didn't want to let it go. We felt like if you...

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Bringing Momentary Joy with Art

During this pandemic when critical resources are stretched thin and the very essence of our freedom is shrinking under mandates, stay-at-home directives, and social distancing guidelines, many of us...

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Hays Amateur Boxing Club has New Facility Up and Running

Boxing, like any sport, requires a lot of dedication and hard work to succeed. It helps develop hand-eye coordination, improves physical condition and is a proven stress reliever. It also builds...

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Harlem Elementary Recognizes ROARing Students

Given unusual circumstances, schools have had to devise innovative ways to carry on old traditions. For instance, Harlem Elementary School's ROARing students program has undergone a renovation to...

MSGA Pulls Off a Successful Virtual Annual Convention & Trade Show

HELENA, Mont. (November 19, 2020) – The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) wrapped up its first-ever Virtual Annual Convention & Trade Show on Wednesday, November 18. This one-of-a-kind event provided over 200 attendees the chance to gather...

Grasshopper Infestation Information Session

MSU Blaine County Extension will be teaming up with USDA/APHIS to present a Grasshopper informational webinar and question and answer session with Gary D. Adams, State Plant Health Director, Montana APHIS on Wednesday, December 9th beginning at...

Re-Imagining Rural 2020 Grants Awarded

The Re-Imagining Rural gathering that occurred in September and October 2020 on a virtual platform was reported a success. As an incentive to capitalize on what they learned during these sessions, representatives from community foundations and...

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Harlem to Move to 8-Player Football, Class C Golf Implements Several Changes

The Montana High School Association held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 23. Among the topics being discussed, a few had major implications for two Blaine County Schools. The...

Journal Jots

Harlem Library Join us at 1:00 P.M. each Thursday in Dec. for Christmas with Carly and Colleen. We will share Christmas stories on Facebook Live. Please like the Harlem Public Library Facebook page so you can watch. The Book Challenge for Dec. is...

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Don Richman and Jack Siemens Deserve a Pat on the Back for their Dedication to Community

Last week we began a Holiday series meant to highlight individuals in our communities. In this week's chapter of our Holiday Season homage to Blaine County residents that 'give' or 'do' for those...

Letter to the Editor: Pamela V Cutler, M.D.

COVID Wave Demands New Thinking This year has been different in so many ways, however one way it will remain the same is that flu season is coming. Montana physicians and the Montana Medical Association see this flu season likely to place an...

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The new normal

Carol Johnsrud, of Chinook, wanted to share a Thanksgiving greeting with friends. A retired nurse she wanted to keep everyone safe but still personalize the greeting. She would drive to a "greetee's"...

Hogeland Happening

Duane and Carol Klindworth hosted Thanksgiving dinner at their home. Morgan and Jessica Klindworth and kids and Matt and Annie Klindworth and kids, and Annie’s sister Kristi were dinner guests. Terry and Brenda Mohar spent Thanksgiving with their...

Chinook Senior Center

December is here and the year is almost over. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The weather is actually behaving like fall is here. Wind could give us a bit of a break, but that’s Chinook for you. Hopefully 2021 will see our doors...

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Wylee, Rangler fill their tags as Montana's Big Game Regular Season Comes to an End

The Montana Big Game regular season concluded this past weekend and hunters found plenty of success filling their tags. There were many successful hunters over the final weekend and in the coming...

Harlem Library

The library hopes to spread some holiday cheer this month. Stop by to warm up and see the tree of Christmas books on display. Some new additions include “Christmas Cupcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke, “Happily this Christmas” by Susan Mallery,...

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Jerome (Jerry) Pyette

Jerome (Jerry) Pyette, 79, passed away of natural causes November 23, at his home in Chinook, MT. A graveside service was held Saturday, November 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Kuper Memorial Cemetery in...

Janet Olson

Janet Olson, 89 passed away peacefully with family at her side on November 10, 2020, after failing health for the past four years. Janet was born August 31, 1931 to Fred and Martha (Solomon) Olson. Janet was the last born of nine children. She was...

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John "Jack" Delmar Lind

John "Jack" Delmar Lind, 72, of Malta, who retired from NorthWestern Energy (originally Montana Power Company), died at home on November 25, 2020 after battling cancer for many years. Jack was born...

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Elizabeth (Betty) Hordyk – Visbeek- Haldemann

Elizabeth (Betty) Hordyk – Visbeek- Haldemann passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 from complications of respiratory failure at the age of 91 at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook, Montana....

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Paul Frederick Wallner

Paul Frederick Wallner passed away on January 23, 2020 in Milford, DE. He was born on November 27, 1939 in Havre, MT to Gwendolyn and Ernest Wallner. Paul was a loving husband, father and grandfather...

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