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Cody McCracken Investigates Montana's License Plate Numbering System

Montana is unique in many ways as we all know, wide open spaces under the 'Big Sky'. Beautiful National Parks, State Parks and recreation opportunities are everywhere we look. Montana also has a...

Damage Control, Coyotes are Montana's No. 1 Predator

Coyotes have long been a problem that Livestock producers have had to contend with for years. The process of containing the animal has been met with obstacles for decades and in recent years has...

CJ Hanson is New North Central Montana Stockgrowers President

The North Central Montana Stockgrowers recently held their annual meeting at the Blaine County Fairgrounds Commercial Building. 'Serving the Livestock Industry Since 1920' is the Association's motto...

Montana Seed Show Art Show Will See Some Changes in 2023

Although the Seed Show Committee has been planning for the Montana Seed Show since last year, the group has begun to send out announcements and invitations to participate in this year's event. The...

PAWS Adoption Event a HUGE Success

The PAWS Animal Shelter in Chinook held its first ever Adoption Event this past Saturday at North 40 in Havre. Six puppies that were being housed at the shelter along with five additional puppies...

Hogeland Happenings

Merrilyn Billmayer and Loretta Beck went to Havre, and while there enjoyed lunch with Cindy Erickson at Murphy’s. Thank you so much to the nice couple who bought our lunch. Susan and Gene Billmayer were in Havre on Tuesday visiting with Jim and...

The Paradox of Frost: Both Beauty and Nuisance

A power outage was experienced for several hours on Wednesday, January 18 on the Big Flat, but staff and students at Turner Public Schools took the situation in stride with little to no interruption...

February 2 is Ground Hog Day. Test your knowledge about Ground Hogs and their special day.

1. In Europe the hedgehog was used as the ‘predictor’ of weather. What American immigrants first substituted the ground hog for the hedgehog? ________________ 2. There are Ground Hog Day...

Another Successful Blood Drive held in Chinook

The Chinook Community Red Cross Blood Drive was held on Tuesday January 10th at the Chinook Community Commercial Building down at the Blaine County fairgrounds. It was another great success with 57 presenting donors ,55 productive units collected...

Tornadoes Top Dodson 50-41 and Fall to Box Elder 68-49

The Turner Tornadoes took care of business Friday night at home, defeating Dodson 50-4, avenging a 41-36 loss to the Coyotes in December. Saturday Turner was in Box Elder to face the Bears in a tough...

'Beeters Outlast Hays/Lodge Pole in Epic Double Overtime Thriller 79-77

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds met for the second time in a span of eleven days. Chinook won the first meeting in a closely contested contest in Hays 55-48. This time...

Up Next: Chinook, Harlem Head to Eastern B/C Divisional Wrestling in Columbus

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and the Harlem Wildcat/Lady Cat wrestling teams wrapped up their regular season schedule this past weekend in Malta. The 'Beeters had five boys and one girl place while the...

Good Luck At Divisionals!!

Class B/C Divisional Wrestling - February 3-4, 2023 Columbus High School Gymnasium 2023 Chinook Wrestlers Grace Buck 107 Sophomore Bailey Billmayer 114 Freshman Emma Klingaman 120 Freshman Kegan...

Beeters Continue to Roll, 14-0 After Conference Wins Over CJI and Hays/Lodge Pole

onvincing fashion. Friday night the team was in Chester to face the Hawks and coasted to a 64-35 win. Saturday the 'Beeters were home to welcome the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds to town and walked...

Turner Blasts Dodson 70-49, Can't Get Past Box Elder on the road

The Turner Tornadoes completed their season sweep of the Dodson Coyotes at home on Friday night with a 70-49 thumping. Turner defeated the Coyotes earlier in the season by a score of 65-58. Saturday...

Lady Cats Strong Early, Fall to Cut Bank 71-31

The Harlem Lady Cats started slow, then played well, then struggled in a difficult 71-31 loss at home to the Cut Bank Wolves Saturday afternoon. The Lady Cats were able to dress their eighth graders...

Wildcats Can't Keep up in 75-54 Loss to Cut Bank

The Harlem Wildcats hosted the Cut Bank Wolves on Saturday in their only contest this week. The Wildcats were looking for a better showing than their previous meeting in Cut Bank, a 83-22 set back on...

Chinook Sugarbeeter & Harlem Wildcat/Lady Cat Wrestling Results

Malta Invitational - Saturday, January 28, 2023 Chinook Boys- Malta Invitational 103 - Kegan Green - Quarterfinal - Lost to Makiya Plummer (Glasgow) by fall 3:48; Cons. Round 2 - Received a bye; Cons. Round 3 - Received a bye; Cons. Semi - Lost to...

Letters to the Editor

As many know about ten nursing homes in smaller towns in Montana have closed, partly because Medicaid did not reimburse the facility the cost for skilled long term care. Several others are just barely staying open unless the state can increase the...

Swift Foxes along Hi-Line Subject of Ongoing Study

I noticed a Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (FWP) pickup parked for several days in front of the Grande Villa where my wife and I live in Chinook. During the day the pickup was loaded with some...

Harlem Library

February is National Library Lovers month and to celebrate the Harlem Library is hosting the “Love Chocolate…Love Your Library!” event Monday, February 13 from 4:00 -7:00 P.M. Stop by any time between those hours and take part in the fun!...

Blaine County Library

The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday January 30th at 4:30 p.m. reason why love is in the February air— it’s also National Library Lover’s Month! The entire month of February is dedicated...

Charlotte Louise Nelson

Charlotte Louise Nelson, 96, passed into eternal life while residing at the BeeHive Assisted Living and Memory Care Home, Cortez, Colorado on January 18, 2023. Family and friends of Charlotte Nelson...

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