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Barber Ranch, Bear Paw Bowmen benefit from MWF Grant

The Bear Paw Bowmen's Annual Barber Ranch Bow Shoot this year was a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the cancellation of so many events. The Annual Bow Shoot takes place the third...

Genevieve Cochran: hosting cross country cyclist for eight years

We have all seen them, cyclist trekking along U.S. Highway 2. Generally, those cyclist are heading east the first part of summer and west as fall approaches. We see them individually or in groups of...

Chinook Veterinarian Employs a Veterinary Student for the Summer

inic (CVC) since 1986, and for the past nine years, Melanie Skoyen has been his administrative assistant. While some things remain fairly constant; others change. On June 18, for the first time that...

Kourtney Hanson Competing for Miss Montana July 23-25 in Glendive

Kourtney Hanson of Chinook will be competing for the title of Miss Montana 2020 July 23-25 in Glendive at the DCHS auditorium at 7PM nightly. This is rescheduled from June and approved with Covid-19...

Lucas Reed receives Appraiser Trainee License.

Independence Bank would like to congratulate our employee, Lucas Reed, for recently completing the required training and testing to receive his Appraiser Trainee License! This is the first step...

Iota Awards Scholarship to Kendra McMaster

Each year Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma gives a scholarship to a Blaine County High School senior planning to major in education or to a Blaine County college student majoring in education. From...

State Task Force Makes Recommendations for 2020-2021 School Year

Early last month, the Montana Flex2020 Task Force and the Montana Learn Task Force reported having completed their work and thanked Education Northwest for assisting in the compilation of their final reports. In a letter to Superintendent of Public...

Big Winners Announced

On June 24, from a room rented at Vine 19, Board Members of the Plant a Seed . . . READ organization announced the names of thirty-three lucky winners who purchased raffle tickets in their recent fundraising effort. The Grand Prize winner of $1500...

Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

BILLINGS, Mont., June 30, 2020 — USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming that for the 2021 crop year a Fall Seeded Practice has been added for: 1) Irrigated Alfalfa Forage...

34 teams compete in 27 Hole Triple Play Tournament

The Chinook Golf course welcomed 68 golfers making up 34 two person teams on Saturday, June 27 as they competed in the 5th Annual Triple Play Golf Tournament. The format began with each team playing...

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The library will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. The Book Challenge for July is to read a book that features nonhuman characters. If you have completed the June Book Challenge contact the library so your...

Harlem Senior Center

We have been busy giving the place a face-lift with lots of cleaning and organizing. We have been keeping Wayne Hewitt busy this last couple weeks with painting. Wayne has painted four apartments, the dining room, and the kitchen. Also, had...

Chinook Senior Center

Just a reminder for you to renew your membership, cost is $10 a year. We have 2 seats on the Center Board that will need to be filled at the Annual Meeting on July 17. You must be a paid up member to vote. To be eligible to vote dues must be in by...

Hogeland Happening

Teresa Cornell attended the funeral service for Adrienne Hutton on Saturday. Cassidy and Holly Grabofsky took turns staying and helping Grandma and Grandpa Monday through Thursday. Lucy and Cooper visited on Thursday too while Crystal took Grandpa...

College Radio Station Hosts Songwriting Challenge: Quarantunes

Founded in 1954 and identifying as the "oldest college station in Montana," KNMC, broadcasting from MSU-Northern in Havre on 90.1 FM, is hosting Quarantunes: KNMC Songwriting Challenge 2020. Several...

James Edward Lang

James Edward Lang, 74, beloved husband, step father and grandfather died of cancer, Thursday, June 25, 2020 at his home in Chinook with his wife by his side. James was born July 14, 1945 in Denver to... Full story

Robert "Bud" Boyce

Robert "Bud" Boyce, 88, passed away surrounded by his family due to natural causes at his Havre residence on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Cremation has taken place, and due to COVID restrictions, a private... Full story

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