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 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Local Cattle Producers Have a Beef with Congress

Since 1899, “to have a beef” has indicated more than just owning cattle, taking on significance outside the field or corral and meaning to harbor a complaint, grievance, or objection. Today, those who raise cattle and many who eat beef have a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Blaine County Residents Are Urged to Complete the 2020 Census

On behalf of the Department of Commerce, Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, who also chairs the Montana Complete Count Committee, contacted Blaine County officials this past week about the seriously...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Governor Bullock Announces Phase Two of Montana's Reopening Plan

In a press conference on May 19, Governor Steve Bullock announced that beginning on June 1, Montana will move from Phase One to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan. Among other changes, the transition will mean lifting the 14-day out-of-state...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Fall Classes Will Start August 31 at MSU-Northern

Officials at Montana State University-Northern announced on May 20 that a task force has determined that the start date for fall semester will remain as published, and classes will begin on August 31, 2020. The first regular summer session will...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Chinook FFA Partners with Garden Club to Beautify Main Street

Upon learning last February that she had received a National FFA Living to Serve grant in the amount of $800.00, Robin Allen, Advisor of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA, set to work with FFA members...

 
 By Donna Miller    Lifestyles    May 27, 2020 

Blaine County Beacon - The Business of Making People Feel Beautiful

Ambitious, energetic, and creative are three words that aptly capture the character of Adrianna Standiford. A 2015 graduate of Chinook High School, Standiford recently graduated from the University...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Perspectives from Blaine County Junior High and High School Teachers: Their Challenges and Happy Surprises

Last week, the Blaine County Journal-News-Opinion joined local school administrators in celebrating area teachers who have faced the school closure challenge with a level of professionalism and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

In Some Capacity, Blaine County Fair Will Happen

Even though Cascade County Commissioners voted 3-0 on May 19 to cancel the 2020 Montana State Fair due to health and financial concerns tied to COVID-19, Blaine County planned to stay the course with...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Returning to Montana Means Having a Life

Chinook has a new postmistress, and this one, in her words, is "here to stay." Kasha Jeide's first day on the job was April 27, and she expressed pleasure at being "back home in Montana." Jeide began...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 20, 2020

Influencing Happiness with Ice Cream

While some businesses are struggling in these times replete with regulations and social distancing guidelines, new businesses are finding a footing. The Harlem area will soon be seeing and hearing a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 20, 2020

FFA Members Shine in Virtual Awards Ceremony

On May 7, the Chinook FFA Chapter held its 2020 FFA Banquet in a virtual format. During the video conference program, multiple awards were presented, accomplishments recognized, new members graduated into the Chapter, and another slate of officers...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Chinook High School Outlines Its Graduation Plan for the Class of 2020

Chinook High School Planned in conjunction with the Blaine County Health Department and approved by the Chinook School Board of Trustees, the Chinook High School (CHS) graduating class of 2020 will...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Harlem High School Releases Graduation Plans

Harlem High School Earlier this month, in a letter mailed out to members of the Harlem High School Senior Class of 2020, Doug Komrosky, Principal, and Bonnie Nesslar, Assistant Principal, shared...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Turner School Officials Announce Graduation Plans and End-of-Year Procedures

Turner High School After working with the Blaine County Health Department in developing guidelines, Superintendent of Turner Public Schools, Tony Warren announced that graduation for the Turner Class...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Get Out and Grow Campaign Encourages Gardening

Through their collective efforts, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA), the Montana Agricultural Business Association, East Helena High School FFA Chapter, and Montana State University (MSU)...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Tilleman Plans to Build Ag Education from His New Post at OPI

Former Sugarbeeter and 1999 Chinook High School graduate, Eric Tilleman, has been named the Agricultural Education Specialist at the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) in Helena. To his new position,...

 

Recipe for a Great Day

On May 9, Shores Floral held a Garden Party in celebration of mothers. Adding to the festive atmosphere, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Tara Hofeldt served Wine-A-Ritas in several different flavors....

 

Scripts Are Posted and Ready for Public Comment

Montana Actors’ Theater (MAT) received ten script submissions for their First Five Pages Project. Local writers submitted the first five pages of a script they developed. Now, the public is invited to read and comment on them. According to MAT...

 

Sweet Home Focuses on Socialization and Sharing Wisdom during National Skilled Nursing Care Week

While the residents of Sweet Memorial Nursing Home have been abiding by the Governor's Directives, the staff has learned to be creative in providing socialization that meets distancing guidelines....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Zurich Students Reveal Resilience

During this challenging chapter in education while we all navigate the obstacles imposed by the COVID-19 situation, Colleen Overcast, who teaches grades six through eight at Zurich School, wishes to c...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Air National Guard Pays Tribute with a Flyover Route

On May 6, two C-130 airships from the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard at Great Falls conducted flyovers in 21 Montana cities as a tribute to healthcare workers and first...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Grant Opportunities Available to Schools from the NEA Foundation

In response to educators’ emerging needs for addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning, the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation is offering three new grant opportunities: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant, COV...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 6, 2020

Schools Respond to Governor's New Directive and Share Plans for Graduation Ceremonies

Under Governor Steve Bullock’s Directive for a Phased Reopening of Montana, beginning May 7, all schools were given the option to return to in-classroom teaching delivery. However, none of the area schools will be opening their buildings for the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 6, 2020

Nonprofit Will Hold Fundraiser to Support Literacy

The Plant a Seed . . . READ Program is holding its Third Annual Fundraising Raffle with a grand prize of $1,500 cash and 32 additional chances to win! With only 500 raffle tickets being sold, a person’s odds at winning increase. The drawing will...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 6, 2020

Wear #REDforED Today

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4—May 8, with National Teacher Day being observed on Tuesday, May 5. Given their recent efforts at stepping into a teacher’s role, many parents are more than ready to show their appreciation to teachers....

 

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