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 By Donna Miller    News    October 20, 2021 

State Veterinarians Discuss 'Event of Significance'

On Thursday, October 14, the Montana Department of Livestock held a public meeting in the Commercial Building at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. To a crowd of approximately 100 people, State...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 20, 2021 

Trunk or Treat Returns for Its Third Year

Who is ready for Trunk or Treat 2021 in Chinook? At Tuesday's meeting of the Chinook City Council on October 12, this community event received a stamp of approval. Therefore, Trunk or Treat will be...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 20, 2021 

Lodge Pole Holds Community Apple Harvest and Encourages Joining One of Montana's Crunch Off Events

On Sunday, October 10, the Wasay Wakpa Orchard located in Lodge Pole played host to a harvest day. Several families attended with approximately 50 people served. Beyond the apple picking, the communit...

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest Favors Book Characters

After being intrigued by a pumpkin decorating contest while she was visiting a Facebook group for teachers/librarians, Assistant Librarian Carly Vauthier presented the idea to Harlem Public Library...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 20, 2021 

Sponsors of Montana Agriculture Support Book Buddies Program

Several Montana residents from Augusta to Wolf Creek are sponsors of the Montana Ag in the Classroom Foundation's (MAITCF) Book Buddies Program. Because of their generosity, schools and students...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 20, 2021 

Students Explore College Programs at TekNoXpo

illmayer accompanied a small group of juniors and seniors from Chinook High School to Montana State University-Northern (MSUN) on Thursday, October 7, for the TekNoXpo & ShowCASE held on the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 20, 2021 

'Tis the Season for Color

With October’s arrival, Nature’s display of color grows more diverse and intense as Mother Earth in Montana slips her hips from her green gown, trading it for one variegated with orange, yellow, burgundy, and gold. Pink is another color common...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 20, 2021 

Two New Members Join Museum Board

"Ask and you shall receive" seems to be an appropriate moral of the Blaine County Museum's story as they searched for replacements to the board after the loss of Jeannie Powell-who passed away in...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 20, 2021 

Twisted Issues with Baling Twine and Net Wrap

With winter knocking at our doors and snow forthcoming, many livestock producers will soon be feeding hay. Most hay is bound with baling twine or net wrap, which is often a polypropylene plastic rope or, in the case of net wrap, a thermoplastic...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 13, 2021

Chinook FFA Chapter Hosts District Contest

The Chinook Chapter of the FFA hosted Judith Basin District's Fall Contest on Wednesday, October 6 with several livestock judging events taking place at the Bear Paw Livestock facility in Chinook and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 13, 2021

Blaine County Museum Experiences Big Moment for Its Future

Durward Sobek, an architect representing Space Planning for People located in Billings, recently completed an architectural assessment of the Blaine County Museum building. The assessment includes...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 13, 2021

Contest Deadline Looms

The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) and the Office of the Secretary of State (SOS) would like to remind everyone that the U.S. Constitution Contest ends on October 15, 2021. Presenting an opportunity for students to participate and become...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 13, 2021

National 4-H Week Celebrates with Find Your Spark Theme

This past week, October 3 through October 9 was National 4-H Week. Blaine County 4-H celebrated with a membership campaign that was largely profiled on their Facebook page. Each day, Blaine County MSU-Extension Officials posted a new message...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 6, 2021

Code Girls Program Coming to Blaine County

Last month, Brenda Reiter, Program Director for Code Girls United, reached out to Blaine County Library Director Valerie Frank about the possibility of hosting a coding program for girls in grades 4-8. The Library Board of Trustees approved the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 6, 2021

Final Market Day Takes Place This Weekend

The final Market Day of 2021 for the Chinook Market Farmer and Flea 59523 is October 9. It will take place at the Blaine County Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. With autumn in the air, one of the event’s...

 

There's a New Movement in Town: Harlem Rocks!

Although Pokémon Go was all the rage a few years ago, a more low-key, unplugged treasure-hunt trend is steadily growing in popularity in Montana communities: finding painted rocks. In an effort to...

 

Two Young Adult Volunteers Will Serve in Chinook for a Year

Through a Presbyterian Church program called Young Adult Volunteers, Emma Kate Lander and Brendan Stump will be spending a year in Chinook, Montana. After a week of orientation delivered virtually, th...

 

Harlem Elementary Students ROAR into the New School Year and Welcome New Administration

With the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year, Harlem Elementary School is already adding to their esteemed Rockin' ROAR Roster! Under the leadership of two female American Indian Educators:...

 

Harlem Elementary Bestows ROAR Awards

Each week, Harlem Elementary has been naming a trio of students to join the Rockin' ROAR Roster. For the week ending September 17, kindergartener Isaiah Doney, fourth grader Kayleigh Gray, and fifth...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Make Time for Your Dreams

From the first time that she held a camera, Bree Swanson confesses that she instantly fell in love with photography. She credits her motivation for this creative pursuit with having grown up around...

 

Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is scheduled for September 26 - October 2, 2021. Although various classrooms and libraries around Blaine County typically participate in this annual event, area teachers and librarians encourage all residents to celebrate the...

 

Harlem Elementary School Welcomes New Teachers

When Jessica Cochran applied for and received the position of Assistant Principal at Harlem Elementary School, her promotion created a vacancy in the sixth grade classroom. With Kristin Landre leaving the district, that left two openings for sixth gr...

 

Davies Family Makes Donation to Local Foundation

On September 9, a spokesperson for the Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation announced that they had received a generous financial gift from the Davies Family Endowment. The endowment was established by Jack, Mark, Rick, and Dan—the sons of Reg...

 

Vernice Doughten Will Become a Centenarian in October

On October 9, Vernice Doughten will celebrate her 100th birthday. To preserve her memory and the history of her life, Vernice’s grandson Rob Doughten composed her life story. In it, he tells the story of a resilient and religious woman who...

 

Mask Mandate Revisited

In early September, the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) released information regarding the August 31 announcement made by Governor Greg Gianforte regarding the Montana Department of Public...

 

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