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100-Year-Old Valentine

Nathan and Mary Merrill have been remodeling their house they bought from Roy Lackner. Mary who has always been interested in the history of the house asked him about how old the house was and he...

Turner Art Teacher Wins Prestigious Pacific Region Award

Last October, outgoing Montana Art Education Association (MAEA) Teacher of the Year, Cortni Harant, crowned April Fox the Montana Art Teacher of the Year at a reception held at the Yellowstone Art...

J.J. Jendro Is Blaine County's Spelling Bee Champion

Forty-seven spellers from across Blaine County gathered in the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium at Chinook High School on February 12 to determine who would emerge as Blaine County's Spelling Bee champion....

Finding a Good Fit Meant Staying in Motion

Malcom Birnell, who graduated from Chinook High School in 1990 and whom many will likely remember as Willie Birnell, is poised to earn his doctoral degree. When the process is finalized, which he...

Hays/Lodge Pole presents Colors at 9C

The Hays/Lodge Pole cheerleaders present the Colors prior to the start of the District 9C Consolation and Championship games Saturday night at the Havre High School gymnasium. Hays/Lodge Pole...

Turner schools sent Tornadoes off with Pep Rally

The Turner community gathered at the school gymnasium for a Community Pep Rally this past week to send both boys and girls teams off to tournament. Both coaches spoke to the crowd about each player...

Jensen Wins Governor's Award for Excellence

Last year, Kristi Jensen's supervisor nominated her for the 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence, and based on her performance, Jensen won this prestigious award. Although the award was presented to...

Turner Talk

Tom and Lucy Fairbank enjoyed attending tournament action this past weekend in Havre. Bill and Mary Hake enjoyed watching the tournament play on the NFHS website throughout the tournament. Due to cold it was a great opportunity for many folks to...

Hellman Earns Certification

Patti Hellman, daughter of Bonnie Hellman and a 2008 graduate of Chinook High School, recently earned certification as a Product Owner/Product Manager with Scaled Agile. This certification will allow her to be more effective in her job. Hellman...

Hogeland Happenings

The District Tournament finished up on Saturday in Havre. There was a lot of good basketball played. The Turner Girls placed third and will compete at the Divisional Tourney in Great Falls this coming week. Congratulations to them and their...

Harlem 2nd at District 2B, Turner 3rd at District 9C headed to Northern B & C Divisional

The first weekend of the high school girls basketball postseason is in the books and the Harlem Lady Cats and Turner Tornadoes will continue their seasons while the Chinook Sugarbeeters and...

Sugarbeeters thump Fort Benton again, 68-40 to win 2nd Straight 9C Title

Hays/Lodge Pole gets past North Star 68-63, finishes 3rd at District 9C. Face Heart Butte tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Northern C Divisional. The District 9C and District 2B Tournaments were held this...

South of the Border; Ground Hog Day and Candlemas

From Whitlash. For readers who missed it, Ground Hog Day was Saturday (February 2). That's the day the furry weather prognosticator gives an insight as to how much longer winter will last. Growing up...

My Answer

The human soul transcends earthly value Q: Why is it that Christians say we have to believe their way or miss Heaven? Isn’t this a little narrow, maybe even arrogant? A: Christians do make up a religion—Christians believe God’s every word....

Harlem Senior Center

THANK YOU SO MUCH Kermit Johnson for plowing up all the snow in the parking lot. Also, thank you to Jerry Schmitt for getting all the cars started and moved and shoveling these last few days! In Greatest Gratitude… Kim Hansen, Dianne Herold, Bev...

Chinook Senior Center

Thank you to all of you that put so much time and effort to make the Senior Center a fun place to be. It is always fun to see everyone enjoying their time here. Our cinnamon rolls are made on Wednesday so please call by Tuesday noon to order them....

Blaine County Library

The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday February 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. Free People Reading Freely Book Club will meet...

Betty Marie Acher

Betty Marie Acher was born January 31, 1937, on her family farm in Chinook, Montana, the daughter of Glen and Effie McGhuey. She attended a country school in Chinook, Montana and college in Havre,... Full story

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