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 By Donna Miller    News    September 11, 2019 

ZAP Sets Reunion Date for Next June

The Zurich Elementary School reunion planning team that repurposed the name Zurich Association of Parents (ZAP) held its second meeting on August 26. Despite the small turnout, the group was large on enthusiasm for a reunion event planned for...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 11, 2019 

Blaine County Beacon:Recipe for Success: Remaining Positive and Being Self-Driven

The word beacon has its origin in Old English when its meaning referred to a signal or lighthouse. Beacons were used not only by ships and later by airfields as a warning or guidance system but as a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 4, 2019

2019 Sugarbeet Festival Slated to Celebrate the Rural Family

Next Saturday, September 14, Chinook will be honoring a piece of its history with the annual Sugarbeet Festival. This year's Sugarbeet Festival theme is Celebrating the Rural Family, and the event pro...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 4, 2019

Chinook Rod and Gun Club Changes Gun Show Dates

The Chinook Rod and Gun Club invite the public to their 7th Annual Gun and Antique Show on September 13-15 at the Commercial Building on the Blaine County Fairgrounds. Branded as "the Hi-Line's...

 

Author Jamie Ford to Visit the Hi-Line

On Tuesday, September 10, Jamie Ford will be at the Blaine County Library for an author Meet, Greet, and Eat. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a presentation by the author at 7:00 p.m....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 4, 2019

Sweet Memorial Nursing Home Will Celebrate Its Golden Anniversary

Although this past August marked the 50th anniversary of the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, Sweet Home Administrator, Jenni Pula said they delayed this "golden celebration" so that it could take place d...

 

CHS Cheerleaders Announce Sugarbeeter Chili Bowl Fundraiser

In conjunction with the Sugarbeet Festival next Saturday, September 14, Chinook High School (CHS) will hold their Second Annual CHS Cheerleading Fundraiser: Beeter Chili Bowl at the Chinook Eagles...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 28, 2019

Montana Masonic Foundation Offers Grant Opportunity

At a teacher’s in-service meeting on August 19, the Grand Master of Chinook’s Masonic Lodge #50, Larry Surber and Lodge Secretary, Ben Hall invited public school administrators and educators to submit applications to the Montana Masonic...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 28, 2019

Zurich Elementary School Counts Its Assets

When Zurich Elementary School students began their school year on Monday, August 19, they welcomed a new K-2 teacher, Cassie Johnson; a new paraprofessional, Krysta Drugge; and a new cook, Sami...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 28, 2019

First Fort Belknap 4-H Livestock Sale Is in the Books

Tribal Councilman Dominic Messerly and Event Announcer Kenneth "Tuffy" Helgeson opened the inaugural Fort Belknap 4-H Livestock Sale with an honor song in the heart of Lodge Pole for Nakoda Aaniiih's...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 28, 2019

Educators Learn Strategies for Conscious Teaching

Several educators from North Central Montana gathered in the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium at Chinook High School on August 19 to hear Katie Anderson, an educational consultant with Conscious Teaching,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 21, 2019

Turner Schools Has a New Superintendent at the Helm

With the retirement of former Turner School District superintendent, Russ McKenna, the school district which refers to itself as "one of the smallest towns in the 9C" has a new chief administrative...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 21, 2019

Chinook School Superintendent Hannum Shares Personnel and Transportation Information

According to Darin Hannum, Chinook School District Superintendent, several new people will be joining the district, including an elementary school principal. He also shared details about bus services. Meadowlark Elementary School’s new principal...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 21, 2019

Harlem Flowers Provide a Welcoming Touch

This past spring, the Harlem Civic Association (HCA) purchased flowers grown by the Harlem FFA members and planted them along Main Street to beautify their town. In late-August, they are still lush an...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 21, 2019

Tailgating and Spirit Week Activities Kick off the New School Year in Thunderbird Country

On Wednesday, August 14, the Thunderbirds gathered for a Back-to-School Tailgate Party. Food, bouncy houses, music, and fun were on the agenda! The tailgate party was an opportunity for the community...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 14, 2019

Infrastructure Funds Available from Department of Commerce Department of Commerce

The Montana Department of Commerce’s Delivering Local Assistance Program has $21.5 million available for needed infrastructure investments in communities and school districts. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 30, 2019. According to inform...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 14, 2019

Architect Leads Walk-Through at Sweet Home

On Wednesday, August 7, Gary R. Levine, an architect with Spectrum Group Architects, visited the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home to conduct a walk-through with potential contractors for the nursing home's...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 14, 2019

Fort Belknap to Hold 4-H Fair in Lodge Pole

From August 15-17, the MSU Fort Belknap Extension Office will be hosting the Fort Belknap 4-H Fair at Lodge Pole, Montana. Other hosts include the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council, the Wasay Wakpa Committee, the Nakoda Aaniiih Economic Developme...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 14, 2019

Harlem School District Welcomes Eleven New Hires

On the first day of school, August 22, Harlem School District will welcome several new faculty members and one new staff member for the 2019-20 school year. Five of these in-coming employees will work at the junior/senior high school, another five...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 14, 2019

Blaine County Cruisers Looking for Entries

The Blaine County Cruisers (BCC) Car Show will take place on Saturday, September 14, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Sugarbeet Festival and the Chinook Rod and Gun Club gun...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 14, 2019

Blaine County Beacon

Although right out of high school in 1991 Natalie Brekke knew she wanted to own her own business, she did some exploring before finally finding her niche. In the fall of 1991, she enrolled at...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

Reunion Brewfest Raises Nearly $10K for Sweet Park Playground Equipment

On Monday, July 15, Heather DePriest, Chinook High School (CHS) All-Class Reunion Administrator, presented the Sweet Park Board with a check for $9,875.00 from the proceeds of the Brewfest held...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

Harlem High School to Celebrate One Hundred Years August 30 - September 1

Harlem High School (HHS) will be celebrating its 100th anniversary at the end of this month when graduates from the HHS classes of 1919-2019 will gather to reminisce and reconnect. A committee of spirited individuals have organized three full days...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

ZAP Meets to Plan Zurich School All-Class Reunion

A group of nine people met on July 29, resurrecting the name Zurich Association of Parents (ZAP) as their name for the committee that is planning a Zurich Elementary School all-class reunion. The...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

Blaine County Fair Carcass Show: Defining a Steer of Merit

After scrutiny by carcass contest judges, three Blaine County 4-H members-Cody Arnold, Ryley Hofeldt, and Madilyn Gruszie-have earned 2019 Montana Steer of Merit Honors. Earning such an honor takes...

 

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