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Shipping Blaine Counties 69,000 cattle

Blaine County is home to right around 69,000 head of cattle. The official number moves slightly up or down each census but the number is pretty constant. Cattle are on the move year around, but from...

A Slow but Steady Pace Produces Progress on Indoor Event Center at the Blaine County Fairgrounds

Although the year is gradually coming to a close and the target September completion date has come and gone, the Blaine County Fair Foundation (BCFF) hasn't broken stride in their efforts to get the...

Zurich Association of Parents Recalls a Colorful History

This summer, Zurich Elementary School will hold its first All-Class Reunion and celebrate its 105-year history. The celebration is scheduled for June 12-13, 2020. However, in 1988, the survival of the school itself was in question. On September 5,...

Thanksgiving Dinner is for everyone, join us at the Senior Center - Organizers stress a need for pies

No one is exactly sure what year the first Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held in Chinook, but most agree it was in the 1980’s. First held in the Presbyterian Church, the event later moved to the Chinook Senior Center when the present facility...

Iota Chapter Held Their Monthly Meeting

Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society for women educators, met October 28th at the Chinook Motor Inn with Peggy Perry as their guest speaker. Peggy spoke on the topic of OPI's...

Island Mountain, Triangle Communications present $1,225 check to Meadowlark Elementary

Meadowlark school was recently presented with a check for $1,225 from Triangle Communications and Island Mountain Development. The school staff and students are very thankful for their donations to...

Turner students wear shirts in support of Diabetes Awareness Month this November

The Students and staff of Turner wore matching shirts to show support of Diabetes. Since one of their own Tornado has Diabetes, they wanted to show her support with this illness. There are...

Big Flat Catholic Kids collect food for the local food pantry

Holidays are a happy time where families gather and have a big meal to give thanks. But, that isn't the case for all families. Some find themselves either alone or have the family but can't make ends...

Chinook High School - Junior High Honor Students

Chinook High School - Junior High 1st Quarter Honor Roll 12th Grade Wylee Brown Samuel Dumas Sally Halingstad Raynee Hasler Jayson Hauer Jasmine Klingaman Kendra McMaster Hunter Neibauer Natalia Pomeroy Jase Pursley Skylyr Savage Kurtis Slaughtner...

Young Artists and Writers Are Called to Create

Dina Abdulhadi, Special Projects Coordinator with the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers/Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, is encouraging all students in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) to apply for their New York Life Award. The award provides...

11 Chinook, Harlem athletes earn All-Conference/All-State Volleyball Awards

District 6C-East Awards 1st Team All Conference Delaney Kellam 11 Chinook Ginger Hauer 11 Chinook Olivia King 12 North Star Kenidee Wolery 11 North Star Amanda Cline 12 Big Sandy Tatum Hull 10...

South of the Border:"Iron rod jerk lines: powering oil well pumps for nearly 150 years "

Columnist's note: Travelers in north central Montana are used to seeing pumpjacks (oil wells) dotting the region. Around Oilmont on the way from Whitlash to the I-15 access north of Shelby (on S-343)...

Blaine County Beacon: The Perils and Rewards of Risk

After graduating from Chinook High School in 2002, Crystal Murphy attended UM-Western in Dillon, earning a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration in 2006. Shortly after her college...

Thank you for your service!!

Many Blaine County Schools showed their respect to veterans on Veterans Day. We thank you all for your...

Hogeland Happenings

Loretta Beck attended the Veteran’s Day dinner on Monday evening in Turner. Susan Billmayer attended the funeral for Keith Benson in Harlem on Tuesday. Linda and Darel Hauge visited with Harlan and Jane Krass on Sunday afternoon. Diana Maloney...

Chinook Senior Center

Well it went and warmed up again, I don’t think this weather ever knows what it’s doing from one day to the next. But I won’t complain, I’m happy there are no bugs out now. Jodi will be here on Monday November 25th, from 9-12pm to go over...

Harlem Senior Center

Thanksgiving is fast approaching! I always feel like the Holiday just seems to get lost in between Halloween and Christmas! IF you think about it; it is the only holiday you don’t have to feel the pressure of finding the prefect costume and going...

Blaine County Journal

Plan ahead, 28th Annual Hassle Free Christmas Program will be Tuesday December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. As always we will have demonstrations, the Bell Choir will perform and we will have plenty of goodies...

Annual 4H Achievement Night Award Winners

Hannah Schoen • Teen Leader Award -Up & Coming Young Leader Victoria Kirby • 4H Ambassador • 4H Teen Leader • 2019 "I Dare You Award" Winner • The Montana Black Angus Auxiliary Buckle...

Annual 4H Achievement Night Award Winners

4H Achievement Night Winners Continued. Great Job...

Harlem Library

Please join us at the Creative Christmas program Nov. 26, 7 P.M. Start off your holiday season with a fun evening featuring guest crafters Jennifer Strzelczyk and Dorothy Harris who will share holiday crafting and decorating ideas. Refreshments...

Stella Lamb

With a gentle tug, God reunited Stella with her son, Bruce in heaven on the evening of November 15th. Stella Rice was born July 20, 1926 in Big Sandy, MT to Carrie and Walter Rice; she was the middle... Full story

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