Week of July 17, 2024

Harlem Schools Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

Harlem Schools

On June 18th, before the regular school board meeting, the Harlem School Board of Trustees held a ground breaking symbolizing the beginning of two major construction projects. The projects include Junior High/High School cafeteria expansion and new kitchen facility. A new physical education area consisting of a regulation sized gymnasium is in the works at the Elementary school. Collaborative Design Architects out of Billings handled the design/engineering for both projects and Dick Anderson...

St. Mary Canal siphon will be fully replaced in 2025

McKenna Dickey

On June 17, 2024, the St. Mary River Canal siphon suffered a catastrophic failure, causing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to take immediate action. Ryan Newman, the Montana area office manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, said they aren't expecting any negative impacts on the municipal water for 2024 or 2025. "The municipal water supply is stored up. We do have that water held in Fresno Reservoir and we have that available for use; what comes into question is next year, 2025, we won't be able...

Chinook to Host Blood Drive July 23rd

Chinook Blood Drive The American Red Cross critically needs blood donors now following a concerning trend over the past months – fewer donors rolling up a sleeve to give lifesaving blood. With summertime, comes family vacations and lots of extra traveling. According to the American Red Cross, AAA calls it the "100 deadliest days" of summer for auto accidents, it's critical hospitals have lifesaving blood products on hand for all trauma and accident victims who count on transfusions when there...

  • Journal Jots

    Harlem Library This is the final week for Summer Reading Storytime and Lego Club. The last Summer STEAM program will be July 22, 1 P.M. All participants are reminded the last day to bring reading logs to the library is July 26. All adults and teens have until July 26 to notify the library of completed books. Grand prize winners will be announced the week of July 29. The Book Challenge for July is to read a book set in an intriguing city. The Friends of the Library community appreciation event will be a free taco bar for all library supporters...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Hello From the Chinook Senior Center I am trusting that you all had a wonderful 4th of July celebration with all that it means to you. Now, the heat is finally upon us. We had such a rainy, cooler 4th of July, that it hardly seemed like it was the 4th! Boy oh boy, we sure had a big time in here last week! With the All-Class Reunion, we had countless people in here for Bingo, Lunch, Music, Pie & Ice Cream social, as well as just to drop in and say “Hello”. We had the biggest crowd ever, for Bingo! I had no idea that so many people liked...

  • A great passenger! - Hello, God, it's me, Mara.

    You know, Lord, us four gals buzzed along, heading to a meeting, several shared a surprising thought. Patty said ‘I’m not sure how HE got there, but Jesus is in my car, well, not Jesus Himself, but a card with His picture on it. Hubby thought that maybe a worker may have put it there during my car inspection. I don’t care how He got there, actually, having Jesus riding on my console has changed my life!’ Sally spoke up, said she also has a picture; ‘It’s a close-up of Jesus’s face. His hair is long and shining, His eyes are...

  • Harlem Library

    The library will close at 1:30 on Thursday, July 18, so staff may attend meetings. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. The Friends of the Harlem Public Library will host a free taco bar July 24, 4:00 -6:00 P.M. at the library. This event is to express appreciation for the community’s support of the library. Summer Reading is quickly drawing to a close. This is the final week for summer reading Storytime and Lego Club. The last Summer STEAM program will be held July 22 at 1:00 P.M. Participants are reminded the last day to...

  • A Double Meteor Shower Will Decorate the Night Sky in July

    Donna Miller

    The month of July will be framed by sparkling displays in the night skies: one commercial, the other natural. Many people enjoyed fireworks shows over the Fourth, and coming on July 30, two annual meteor showers will take place simultaneously, adding another dazzling exhibition. At month’s end, the alpha Capricornids and the delta Aquarids will be at peak activity, providing a spectacle of shooting stars. This rare occurrence will give stargazers a unique opportunity to witness an impressive number of meteors streaking across the sky....

  • Local, Britton Elliot, will participate in Miss Montana Volunteer program

    Press Release

    Once again for the 4th year the Miss Montana Volunteer Program will take place at the Dawson County High School Auditorium on July 18-20th. The show will start at 7 pm nightly. There will be nine Miss Montana Volunteer contestants hailing from across the state from Helena, Billings, Chinook, Laurel, Bozeman, and of course Glendive. The Miss Montana Volunteer Program has been working hard to get the word out across this vast state about the great scholarship opportunities that they provide. Our...

  • Harlem ROARing Students

    ROARing Students Syrena Blackwolf, C'Lya Adams, Ganny Stiffarm, Jenayva Weasel, and Hazel Doney CAPTION: These respectful, responsible Harlem Elementary students were chosen as the ROAR winners for the 2nd week of March. Back Row: Syrena Blackwolf (gr. 6), C'Lya Adams (gr. 4), and Ganny Stiffarm (gr. 2). Front Row: Jenayva Weasel (gr. 1), and Hazel Doney (kindergarten). Fantastic job, Lil'...

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