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"If only these guns could talk..."-Gary Asproth

When the eighth edition of the Chinook Gun and Antique Show opens in early October Gary Asproth, from Park Rapids, Minnesota, will be making his second appearance as an exhibitor at the annual show....

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TRISTAN BILLMAYER SUICIDE AWARENESS WALK

This year marked the sixth year since this walk was started. The walk was named after a local family lost their beloved son/brother/grandchild to suicide. The event was started to help raise...

Light your Front Door Blue to Show Support

A campaign that may seem new to the area has actually been going on in some way for several years. Folks travelling through residential neighborhoods in our communities may have noticed Blue Lights illuminated at the entrance to some homes. The...

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Opposing Groups Differ on Their Definitions of the Glory of the West

Anyone travelling in North Central Montana has likely seen one of the signs declaring: "Save the Cowboy; Stop the American Prairie Reserve." They are taped to windows, staked in lawns or fields, and...

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September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.

For Kindergarten through 3rd grade: Please select a color page or color pages to color, complete and return to the LAC c/o Blaine County Health Department, PO Box 516, Chinook, MT 59523 by October...

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Crossing Guards Receive Training

On Monday, September 14, Chinook Police Officer Kevin Spudic visited Meadowlark Elementary School to train fourth, fifth, and sixth graders as crossing guards. As he conducted training sessions, the...

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Setting to Rest Vote-by-Mail Concerns

During the second week of September, the United States Postal Service (USPS) mailed out to Postal Customers in Blaine County, a postcard warning: "If you plan to vote by mail, plan ahead." That...

American Indian Heritage Day Invites Reflection and Celebration

In 2009, Montana Law designated the last Friday in September of each year as American Indian Heritage Day (MCA 1-1-228) for the state. Given that designation, on September 25, Montanans are encouraged to “reflect on American Indian culture and...

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Wildcats streak ends at two following a 60-14 setback in Roundup

The Harlem Wildcats came back to earth this past weekend in Roundup. Harlem began the season with two nice wins for their first winning streak in years. Head Coach Derek Azure has done a remarkable...

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'Beeters move to 6-1 after sweeping Box Elder, taking down Chester/J-I 3-1

The Chinook Sugarbeeter Volleyball team had a solid week on the court. Thursday night in Box Elder they took down the Bears in straight sets. Saturday evening, plating in front of the hometown crowd,...

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Chinook Cheerleader Senior Night

Chinook Senior Cheerleader Allyssa Schoen and...

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'Beeters start fast in 47-0 win over Hays/Lodge Pole, now 2-1 on the season

The Chinook Sugarbeeters got back in the win column Friday afternoon in Hays with a 47-0 win over the Thunderbirds. Chinook was coming off an unscheduled bye the previous week after their contest...

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Hays Fall Sport Seniors Honored on Senior Night

Congratulations Hays Lodge Pole...

M-ettes edge Harlem in 5 set thriller

The Harlem Lady Cat Volleyball team fell to District 2B rival Malta on Thursday night in a five set thriller that had plenty of action. The Lady Cats played well in the 27-25, 27-29, 25-18, 23-25, 15-9 conference clash. Harlem Head Coach Kim...

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Chinook holds Club Championship, takes down Beaver Creek 20-12 in Ryder Cup

The Chinook Golf and Country Club put the finishing touches on a abnormal season this past week. Wednesday saw the conclusion of the Mens and Womens Club Championships. Saturday was the annual Ryder...

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Harlem Library Board will meet today at 4:15. The Book Club meets Mondays at 4 P.M via Skype to discuss “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.” Story Time Online for children of all ages is held Tuesdays, 10 A.M. via Facebook...

Hogeland Happenings

On Monday, Susan and Emily Billmayer and Helen Billmayer, Denise Watkins, Glenna Ammen, Rose Van Voast, and Carla Van Voast went to the Billmayer cabin at Nelson Reservoir. The ladies had a day out together and took picnic lunch and visited the...

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College Radio Station Will Stage Rocktober Rocktacular

Early next month, KNMC, the radio station broadcasting from MSU-Northern in Havre and dialed in at 90.1 FM on the airwaves, will be staging Rocktober: A KNMC Webstream Rocktacular! The event will...

Harlem Library

The Harlem Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting today at 4:15 in the library meeting room. The time to complete the 2020 Census is now! The deadline is September 30. You may complete the survey online at my2020census.gov,...

Blaine County Library

“It’s Not Too Late” is this week! September 21-25, we encourage anyone who has not completed the Census to come in and get it done. Anyone who comes to the library and completes the Census will receive a gift certificate to the Creamery or...

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Payton Jakob Jones

Payton Jakob Jones "Horn", 19, of Chinook, Montana passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident near Chinook. Payton was born December 12, 2000 in...

Shannon Patrick LaTray

Shannon was born March 11, 1967 in Anaconda, Montana to Frank and Karen LaTray. Moving back to Chinook after the Anaconda Company Strike, they resided there while he was still young, only moving to Williston, ND for a year before returning. Shannon...

Joseph Robert Inman "Bob"

Joseph Robert Inman “Bob”, 89, passed away on September 15, 2020 at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook MT, The Burial has already taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in the Spring time of 2021. Funeral Arrangments are entrusted...

Mike Tilleman

one of the legends of Montana football, died Friday morning September 18, at the age of 76. Full obituary will be in next week’s...

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Richard A. (Dick)Zinn

Richard A. (Dick) Zinn, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Great Falls of heart failure. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2020...

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Ernest "Ernie" Glen Smith

Ernest "Ernie" Glen Smith, 65, died of natural causes on September 16, 2020, at home. Ernie was born June 14, 1955, to Floyd and Stephannie Smith in Havre. He married Ruth Stuker in Chinook on June...

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