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Bear Paws get first dusting of snow

This photo taken recently just a handful of miles south of Chinook shows the first snowfall of the year. While most of the valley also received measurable amounts of snow, it didn't last long....

City of Harlem looks into offer to purchase the VFW Post 4744 building

The Harlem VFW as been a staple in the community for many years and after the decision was made by Harlem VFW Post 4744 to shut down operation of the bar on May 31, 2018 it became a real question to...

Blaine County Fair Foundation addresses new Arena funding and plans

The Blaine County Fair Foundation has been concerned about various rumors circulating about how the new Indoor Arena at the Blaine County Fairgrounds is being funded and wanted to make sure the...

Hi-line senior travelers visit the Black Hills of South Dakota

Reporter's note: During the second week of September 43 travelers from along the H-line enjoyed a week's bus tour to the Black Hills in South Dakota. The travelers represented 27 different...

Hogeland Happenings

The Hogeland Firemen Spaghetti Supper was held on Sunday at the Hogeland Lutheran Church. The HHH Club organized and prepared the supper and the firemen served it. There was a nice crowd that attended. Wally and Loretta Beck attended the basketball...

Turner Talk

Max and Kirsti Cederberg visited Edith and Bill Bilger in Chinook on Sunday. Glenna Ammen was to Great Falls this week for medical appointments. While there she visited (her sister) Betty and Stan DeZort. Bill and Mary Hake were to Laci Maloney’s...

Department of Livestock Announces New Brucellosis Rules

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) has adopted changes to rules affecting vaccination requirements and the boundary of the Designated Surveillance Area (DSA). The newly adopted brucellosis vaccination rule (ARM 32.3.433)...

FWP works agreement with Blue Ridge Ranch to allow limited public elk hunting

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, in a written agreement approved by the Fish and Wildlife Commission, worked with the Blue Ridge Ranch owner, Will Carlson, to allow limited public elk hunting on approximately 9,665 private land acres in hunting...

Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin...

CWD check stations will be in place across Region 6

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will have check stations in place across Region 6 to sample for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer, elk and moose during the upcoming general hunting season. This is part of a planned surveillance effort, and FWP...

Harlem Wildcats hosts Cross Country meet

The Harlem Wildcat Cross Country team hosted their own Invitational this past Friday as the area teams completed their regular season schedule. Next up for the Wildcats and the Hays/Lodge Pole...

Sugarbeeters lock up No. 1 Seed at District 6C-East Tournament

The Chinook Sugarbeeters locked up another District 6C-East Conference Championship this past weekend following sweeps of the number two and three seeds. On Thursday the Sugarbeeters made the trip...

'Beeters host Chester/Joplin-Inverness with playoffs berth on the line

The Chinook Sugarbeeters were in Choteau this past Friday to face the Bulldogs in a Northern C Eight-man football seeded playoff game. For the first time this season the 'Beeters were out gunned...

Hays/L.P. gets first win, 46-36 over Cascade

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds have played hard this season but unfortunately they hadn’t been able to find the win column. That all changed this past weekend when the Thunderbirds headed to cascade to take on the Badgers. The Thunderbirds...

My Answer

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Is it Wrong to Be Scared of Hurricanes? Q: I live in Florida and am terrified of even the threat of a hurricane. It seems the newscasters thrive on this kind of terror. Is it wrong to be fearful? A: People...

Harlem Senior Center

With Great Appreciation! Kay Schmitt – cases of water; Kerry Johnson – 4th Graders – scarecrow and lantern Halloween decorations; Alan Brekke - tomatoes; Karolee Cronk – boxes of tea. The Oak Ridge Boys will be performing live at the...

Chinook Senior Center

I missed getting our article in the paper last week so I will play some catch up this week. It seems like there is a lot I need to tell you all, but I cannot remember what it was. I hope you all have a good week. See you at the Center. On October...

Blaine County Library

If you missed the first meeting of our book club, you can still come in and check out a book to read for before the next meeting! The movie today will be “Wish You Well” at 1:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. The movie is not rated and it...

HARLEMLIBRARY

Thanks to everyone who attended the Friends of the Library annual membership meeting. We had a great crowd and the support is greatly appreciated. If you missed the meeting you may become a Friend of the Library by paying your annual dues of $10 at...

Theodore F. "Ted" Clikeman

Theodore Frank Clikeman was born May 10, 1935 to Frank and Katherine (Redekop) Clikeman in Havre, MT. He graduated from high school in Chinook, MT and enlisted in the United States Navy from...

Mary Alice Robinson O'Bryan

Mary Alice Robinson O'Bryan Ensenada Baja California, Mexico My mother, Mary Alice Robinson O'Bryan, walked on from this world on October 2, 2018, in Ensenada Baja California, Mexico, where she was...

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