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Mitchell Captures Spirit of Montana

In a surprise school assembly on Thursday, April 28, Chinook High School senior Halle Mitchell was honored for her entrepreneurial spirit with the Spirit of Montana Award. While on his second 56...

Grant Funds Will Help Capture Agricultural History

When Community Outreach Manager from the Montana History Foundation (MHF), Zachary Coe announced on March 29 that twenty-eight projects across the state received a total of $212,187 in grant funds disbursed for preservation projects in 2022,...

National Nursing Home Week, May 9-13, Celebrated at the Sweet Home

National Nursing Home Week was created by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) back in 1967. The thought behind the week was to recognize 'the essential role of skilled nursing care centers in...

Havre Elks Lodge announces Scholorship winners

Havre Elks Lodge #1201 recently awarded six scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. One of the six winners was a Blaine County resident from Turner High School. • Lacy Maloney -...

Noteworthy Results Reported from District Music Festival

High school musicians from ten schools representing District #7 gathered at Havre High School to perform at the District Music Festival on April 22-23. After earning Superior ratings, two solo choir...

The Ultimate Salad and Dessert Bar Returns

After COVID put the Ultimate Salad and Dessert Bar into hibernation for two years, JUMP is ready to bring that event back. The smorgasbord-style event will take place on May 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Wallner Hall in Chinook. According...

Be Vigilant Against Scammers

A Blaine County resident reported last week that she had been scammed by someone claiming affiliation with Microsoft. Unfortunately, these and other tech support scams are fairly common. Unscrupulous cybercriminals have built a multi-million-dollar...

Envelope Fundraiser Generates Funds for Arena Improvements

Blaine County 4-H has set a goal to improve the area near the Show and Sale Arena on the Blaine County Fairgrounds by planting grass and installing shade structures in time for the 2022 fair. Hoping...

Local Groups and County Agencies Will Recognize Mental Health Awareness Month by Spreading Gratitude and Joy

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental, emotional, or behavioral health concerns. During May, which has been designated National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Blaine County...

'Beeters, Wildcats, Tornadoes Find the Podium at the Norm Girard North/East Top 10 in Glasgow

The Montana High School Track and Field season concluded this past week, and now teams across the state will turn their attention to their respective District Tournaments. The Chinook Sugarbeeters,...

Chinook's Berreth, Harlem's Rider Sign With MSU-Northern to Play Football

Chinook senior standout Drake Berreth and Harlem senior standout Mikkel Rider were recently announced to be part of a Montana State University Northern Football signing class that included 20...

'Beeters conclude Regular Season in Cold & Wind, Eastern C Divisional in Sidney

The Chinook High School Girls and Boys Golf teams were in Fort Benton on Wednesday, May 6 playing at the Signal Point Golf Club in the Fort Benton Invitational. Friday, May 8, they were back on the...

'Beeters Finish Season on a High Note, Northern B/C Divisional this Weekend in Havre

The Chinook High School Tennis team concluded their regular season schedule this past Friday in Great Falls. Their final home match scheduled for Saturday with Chester/Joplin-Inverness was canceled...

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for May is to read a book made into a TV series. Don’t miss the virtual program “A Cooking Demo with Mariah Gladstone, Indigikitchen” May 20, 6:30 – 8:00 presented by Montana Library Network. Register at...

Blaine County Beacon: Looking Forward to New Beginnings

Inspired by the desire to return to small town life and to work for themselves, not for someone else, Laura and Bryce Weinheimer decided to take the leap of business ownership. However, when the Mint...

Hogeland Happenings

Gary Olszewski was a Friday afternoon visitor at the Wallace Beck home. Tate and Ty Beck stopped by for few minutes also. Susan, Gene, and Eric Billmayer attended the birthday party for Jim Billmayer on Saturday in Havre. Sunday visitors at the...

Wade Pursley

Wade was born to Glenn and Cathy (Henderson) Pursley on May 9, 1964 in Havre. After suffering a massive stroke on April 15 and several devastating setbacks to follow, he died on May 2, 2022 with...

Rose Geneva Olafson Van Voast

Rose Geneva Olafson Van Voast, 95, of Turner, MT passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 4, 2022 in Lewistown, MT. Rose was the 2nd of three children, born an identical twin to Rolf...

Madonna "Donna" Brandon Murphy

Donna Brandon Murphy, age 94, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2022 with her children by her side. She was born October 22, 1927 in Chinook, Montana to Jesse Levi Brandon and Sarah Anne Stanger...

Alice Fern (Tow) Conner

Alice Fern (Tow) Conner, 90, passed away April 28, 2022, at Sweet Nursing Home after a short illness. A memorial service will be held on July 11, 2022, at 2 PM at the Van Orsdel United Methodist...

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