Fort Belknap Woman Receives Governor's Praise for Producing Masks

On Thursday, July 16, Governor Steve Bullock released a statement praising Montana companies for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by producing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as cloth...

Who painted 80-year old mural in Chinook remains a mystery

When I started with the "Journal" seven years ago, the newspaper was located in the building where Treasure State Title now operates in Chinook. Next door, south, in a one story building also facing...

Chinook School Board Votes on Return to School Plan and Approves Emergency Policies

On Tuesday night, July 28, using the Zoom Meetings platform to connect to the public, Chinook School District #10 held a special meeting of the school board to review, amend, and vote on a Return to School Plan. A week prior to the meeting and with...

2020 Blaine County Fair 4-H & FFA Events Livestock Shows will be Live on blaine county 4h facebook page

Sunday, August 9th 4-H Indoor Exhibit Interviews 5:00 pm Rabbit Show 6:00 pm Cat Show 7:00 pm Poultry Show 8:00 pm Rabbit Show Tuesday, August 11th 8:00 am Horse Show Wednesday, August 12th 5:00 - 7:00 pm Weigh In of Market Beef and Market Lamb...

Additional Commodities Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the...

Blaine county fair from a new perspective

August 2020 just may be the month we have all been anxiously waiting for all year. Schools in Chinook, Harlem, Hays/Lodge Pole, Turner, Zurich and all the rural schools have their reopening plans posted and High School Football, Volleyball and...

Work continues on St. Mary Diversion as reservoir levels drop

Progress has been made with construction, which began about a month ago at the St. Mary Diversion to repair the structure that collapsed, Drop 5 near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes,...

Chinook Blood Drive a HUGE success

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 The Chinook community hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive. It was a fantastic turnout. Our schedule was full leaving very little room for walk ins. We had 54 units collected on a goal of 37 with only one deferral....

Educational Consultant Will Offer Expertise to Area Parents and Other Educators

Aileen Couch, Regional Coordinator for Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD), announced recently that Carrie Cole will be in Havre August 10-12. Cole will present a pair of workshops for general and special...

4-H & FFA Livestock Members

Go to Blaine County 4H Facebook page to watch showmanships Livestock sale will be on Saturday, August 15th at 9:00 am Buyers may attend in person or on-line (details are yet to be determined) Market Swine 4-H Fletcher Anderson Koleman Anderson...

After Months of Speculation the MHSA Releases their Plan to Play Fall Sports in 2020

When the High School Basketball Season was cut short on Championship Saturday back in March, it left many wondering what was next. The decision to halt play at the State Basketball Tournament sites...

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for August is to read a book set in another time. If you have completed the July Book Challenge be sure to notify the library so you may be entered to win a gift certificate from a local business. All participants...

Hogeland Happenings

Susan Billmayer was over to visit with Jane and Harlan Krass on Saturday morning. Jordan and Elissa Zellmer and family attended Elissa’s brothers’ memorial services in Lincoln. They also took a trip to Garnet Ghost Town on Thursday and enjoyed...

Chinook Senior Center

We have 2 new board members after the election on Friday July 17th. Steve Edwards and Peggy Perry will be joining Tom Tilleman, Ken Schubert, Lorraine Mulonet, Terry Grabofsky, and Kathy O’Brien. I was out of town visiting friends a couple of...

The Show Goes On

Opening on August 6 and sponsored by Western Drug Pharmacy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a Montana Actors' Theater Youth Production, will take place on the west end of the Holiday Village Mall in the...

August heat leads to impressive electric thunderstorm Monday

The dog days of summer as July and August are often referred to, are known for warm, some would say hot temperatures and often times a front will move in causing a rapid temperature drop. This...

THE LEGENDARY DOO-WAH RIDERS TO PERFORM AT THE BLAINE COUNTY FAIR - AUGUST 13,14,15

The Doo-Wah Riders-SoCal Legends The Doo-Wah Riders have been based in Southern California for over 40 years. They possess the rare combination of many years of experience and youthful energy, fired...

Helen Anna Bye Egbert

Helen Anna Bye Egbert passed away July 27, 2020 at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook, MT at the age of 94. She was just a few months shy of her 95th birthday. Please join us in celebrating... Full story

Ernest S. Taylor (Turnie)

Ernest S. Taylor (Turnie), - 92, passed away on October 13, 2019 in Billings MT. A graveside service will be held on August 7, 2020 at 11:00am at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook MT. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Wilderness Funeral... Full story

Clarence "Dale" Wendland

Clarence "Dale" Wendland, 84, passed away at Northern Montana Hospital on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held when his family and friends are able... Full story

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