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 By Donna Miller    News    January 25, 2023 

Big Flat FFA Competes in Great Falls

A group of students representing the Big Flat Chapter of the FFA attended the KMON Career Development Events (CDE) in Great Falls on January 18. They fielded teams in the categories of agronomy,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 18, 2023

Youth Technology Grants Available

Applications are currently being accepted for the Triangle Communications Youth Club/Organization Technology Grant program. The deadline for submitting a request for funds is February 15. The Youth Technology Grant offers monetary support to youth...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 18, 2023

Harlem Public Library Will Celebrate National Library Lovers Month with Chocolate

February is National Library Lovers Month, and the Harlem Public Library is planning a Love Chocolate. . . Love Your Library event to celebrate. The event is scheduled for Monday, February 13 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., and they are seeking the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 11, 2023

Tilleman Will Lead Agriculture Educators

In December, Eric Tilleman, a former Chinook resident and a long time agriculture education instructor and FFA Advisor, was elected by the Agriculture Teacher delegates from each state to represent...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 11, 2023

Montana's Nursing Homes Are in Crisis

In the final week of 2022, the Havre Daily News carried a letter to the editor submitted by Valley County Commissioner Mary Armstrong on behalf of the County Commissions of 19 counties in Montana, including Hill and Phillips Counties. This letter...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 21, 2022

Stroh Earns National American FFA Degree

A Convention & Expo took place on October 26-29, approximately 80,000 FFA members from around the United States gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Among them were ten members from Chinook. The...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 14, 2022

Chinook FFA Earns Top Spots at Ag Expo

Twenty-six members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA joined the group of over 1,700 blue jackets that flooded Montana State University campus at the 11th Annual Montana FFA Ag Expo in Bozeman on...

 

Hogeland Resident Shares His Art

Anyone driving to Hogeland or Turner on Montana Highway 241 East will spot some metal sculptures between mile markers 15 and 17. This art not only has potential to entertain motorists but also...

 

Humor for the Holidays Is Onstage at MAT Theatre

In cooperation with Scharfe, Kato, & Company, the Montana Actors' Theatre will be presenting The Play That Goes Wrong in several performances this month. Although the play opened with a Red Carpet...

 

Mascot Project and Fundraiser Idea Both Escalate

Brickcent$ has been busier than Bob the Builder. On November 10, business owner Brandon Nissen posted a video to YouTube and on Facebook announcing that interested individuals could adopt a LEGO dog i...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    November 30, 2022

Turner Welcomes Six New National Honor Society Members

On Wednesday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m., a small crowd of students, friends, and family gathered in Turner Public Schools' Gymnasium to witness the induction of six new members welcomed to the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    November 16, 2022

Turner Honors Its Veterans

Because Turner Public Schools operates on a four-day week, the Big Flat community celebrated Veterans Day on November 10 with a school assembly at 10:00 a.m. The event included a video presentation...

 

Anne Hance Wins Big Flat FFA Chili Cook-Off

Despite seven degree mercury readings at dinnertime and the fact that it had snowed most of the day on November 9, a crowd of approximately fifty people gathered in the Turner Public School's multipur...

 

MAT Offers Youth Workshops

Montana Actors’ Theatre (MAT) is offering workshops for youth ages 12-19 in both November and December. Although the workshops will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30—5:00 p.m. at the Havre High Theatre, youth need not be a Havre...

 

Project Pumpkin and Something Strange Are Happening on Indiana Street

This past Halloween, Project Pumpkin was unveiled in Chinook at Brickcent$ on Indiana Street. Owner of Brickcent$, Brandon Nissen had hoped to also build something with a "Strange" theme, but he only...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    November 2, 2022

MAPS Media Institute Student Films Nominated for National Award

On October 17, when the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 2022 National Student Production Awards, five student films from the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    November 2, 2022

FFA Ag Expo Will Feature Twitchy

Local FFA Chapters are getting ready for the Montana FFA Foundation’s Ag Expo 2022 which is being held from November 10-12 in Bozeman, Montana. One of Montana’s largest conferences, this event is a three-day conference where high school and...

 

MAT Offers Seasonal Murder Mystery

Anyone who missed the Halloween weekend performance of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig, another opportunity exists on November 3-5 and again on Nove...

 

Area Student Wins Finalist Status

A piece of artwork by Avery Fox, an eighth grader at Turner Public Schools, has been chosen as a finalist for Artsonia's Artist of the Week. If he wins, the school will receive a $100 gift...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 12, 2022

Flags Receive Dignified Disposal

Four members from Turner, Montana's American Legion Post 109 conducted a Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags on September 29 at approximately 3:00 in the afternoon. The time was set so that...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 12, 2022

Area FFA Chapters Perform at Judith Basin Fall District Contest

Members representing FFA Chapters from Chinook, Harlem, and Big Flat (Turner) traveled to Malta for Career Development Events (CDE) in the Judith Basin District FFA Competition held on October 4. While all three Chapters posted strong scores, Blaine...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 12, 2022

Governor Gianforte Announces Youth Hunting Story Contest

Governor Greg Gianforte announced on Friday, September 23, that he would be hosting a 2022 Youth Hunting Story Contest for Montana youth and apprentice hunters ages 10-17. The launch of this contest marks an inaugural event that will celebrate the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 12, 2022

Turner Athletic Department Receives AED

Dr. Janet Trethewey, the Cardiac Ready Communities Manager with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), visited Turner on September 28 to share strategies with emergency response...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 5, 2022

Brickcent$ Holds Open House

During the Sugarbeet Festival this past weekend, Brickcent$ held an open house. The doors of Brandon Nissen's LEGO® office at 236 Indiana Street were open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 5, 2022

Youth Workshops Return!

Montana Actors’ Theatre (MAT) is busy this month. Not only will MAT be hosting a Volunteer Fair on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the MSUN/MAT Theatre on the campus of MSU-Northern, but they are once again offering workshops for youth ages...

 

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