The Sun comes up and the work's half done!

This weeks photo comes from Tonii Collins and was taken early in the morning across from the water plant on the south side of Chinook. A sight familiar to everyone in the community this time of year...

Maggie Lewis ordained and installed as new Presbyterian minister

About seventy congregants, church officials, friends and family gathered recently to celebrate the ordination of Maggie Lewis as a new Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament and install her as...

Contamination monitoring from old underground tank expanded in Chinook

A crew was in Chinook last week to drill additional monitoring wells on West Fifth Street just west of the Blaine County Museum and another on Pennsylvania, south of the intersection of Fifth Street...

Who Are The 'Boys in the Band'

This photo appeared in the June 25, 2008 edition of the Blaine County Journal ~ News Opinion and is of a band formed in the early 1950's that played at various functions throughout the county. The...

When school ends summer cleaning crews begin

Reporter's note: Several weeks ago Don Swenson, Maintenance Engineer for Chinook Schools, asked me to come visit with and write about the summer cleaning crew at the schools. Since there are likely...

First Bank's 2018 Community Appreciation well attended and 'appreciated' by guests

Guests at First Bank of Montana's 2018 Community Appreciation event were treated to a nice picnic lunch on the beautiful first day of August. Chinook Branch President Jessica Aberg said, "The...

It's August! Time to make sure parents/students are ready for the 2018-19 school year

Summer is at its peak, the weather is nice and the harvest season is upon us. With all that also comes the new school year for local K-12 students, two a day practices for volleyball and football athletes and school shopping for that perfect first...

Chinook's J.J. Colby awarded Eagle Scout achievement at June court of honor

J.J. Colby was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a June court of honor in Chinook. Only about four percent of all Boy Scouts achieve this highest rank in Scouting. To complete the Eagle Scout rank a...

Hogeland Happenings

Susan Billmayer judged flowers and vegetables at the Northeast Fair in Glasgow on Tuesday and the Phillips County Fair on Friday. Wally and Loretta Beck attended Allan Gryde’s funeral services and lunch at the ALC in Hogeland on Tuesday. Ed and...

Turner Talk

Susan and Piper Fox were to Billings on Thursday to pick up Lyvee Fox. They did some school shopping, and came home on Friday. Lyvee is spending a few days with Grandma and Grandpa Fox. Denise and A.J. Watkins and family attended the Phillips...

Chinook finishes 3rd overall at State Swim Meet in Conrad, Harlem 3rd in Class B

The summer swim season came to a close this past weekend in Conrad at the Montana Federation of Swimmers State Swim meet. 22 Teams were on hand to compete for individual and team championships. The...

Chinook Senior Center

The annual meeting of the Chinook Senior Citizen Center was held last week with good attendance. We voted in Terry Grabofsky (incumbent) and Roger Fischer (incumbent), new inductee to the board is Ken Schubert. At the regular board meeting,...

Harlem Senior Center

Mange Takk…Norwegian for “Thank You”. Rose Noel for picking up the commodities; Hofer gals for the buns, eggs and fresh vegetables;Kay Brekke for the Activity Room snacks and popcorn and for the Weed and Feed for the yard; Jim and Linda Murch...

Blaine County Library

If you are looking for a thriller, we have quite a few new books to choose from this week. “Paradox” by Catherine Coulter delves into the terrifying mind of an escaped mental patient obsessed with revenge in this next installment of her...

Harlem Library

Stop by the library and see what’s new! We have a great selection of new titles including DVDs. On these lazy, hazy summer days the library is the place to be! “Bring Me Back” is a new psychological suspense novel by B.A. Paris. Finn and...

Sharon Flynn

After a two year valiant and mighty battle with AML Leukemia, Sharon Flynn died on June 22, 2018. She was born January 28, 1942 and grew up with her parents Lucille and Floyd, as well as brother... Full story

Joleen (Jo) Henry Clark

Joleen (Jo) Henry Clark, born 6-23-1941 in Worland Wy. passed away unexpectedly on 7-29-2018 at the age of 77 years old in Yuma Az. Joleen was the first born of four children to Joe Carl Henry and... Full story

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