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 By Donna Miller    News    February 19, 2020 

Success with Scholarships and Grants

On Wednesday, February 5, Advisor of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA, Robin Allen learned that three of her members: Shyla Benzing, Torin Cercle, and Ben LaVelle had received SAE Grants from the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 19, 2020 

Understanding Different Approaches to Help Struggling Students

On February 24, Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD), in partnership with Havre Public Schools, will offer free training to schools that are not only new to the multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) process but to Mo...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 19, 2020 

SOS Program Trains Students to Acknowledge, Care and Tell

Although the International Morse Code of …---… was chosen as the international distress signal by the nations who met at a maritime conference in the early 1900s, the sequence of three dots and three dashes followed by three more dots really...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 12, 2020

And the Winner Is M-E-K-A-Y-L-A Brown

Fifty-one spellers from across the county qualified for the Blaine County Spelling Bee on February 5. The event was held in Chinook High School's Lloyd Sweet Auditorium and was directed by Blaine...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 12, 2020

Heart Challenge Ends in a Slime Assembly

Mrs. Courtney Bell, the physical education teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School is leading students in the Kids Heart Challenge, a program of the American Heart Association. Once the pledges are counted and winners determined, school officials wil...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 12, 2020

Nonprofit Will Hold Fundraiser to Support Literacy

In celebration of its Tenth Anniversary, the Plant a Seed . . . READ Program is hosting a Crunch for a Cause promotion in partnership with Taco John’s to raise the importance of reading aloud to preschool children. The event will take place from 5:...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 12, 2020

Meadowlark Elementary Celebrates I Love to Read Month

In honor of I Love to Read Month, Meadowlark Elementary will be celebrating the entire month of February with prizes for 80% or higher on Accelerated Reader tests as well as with a grand prize drawing at the end of the month. To further promote...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 12, 2020

Speech and Drama Teams Perform Well at State Competition

Competitors from across the state faced off in a showcase of imagination, creativity, quick thinking, oratory skill, and acting talent in seventeen different events during the State Class B-C Speech a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 12, 2020

Rancher's Round-Up Featured at 2020 Mid-Winter Fair

As one of the 2020 Mid-Winter Fair events, the Montana State University Extension Office sponsored a program called Ranchers’ Round-Up on February 6-7. The program was held in Room 213 of the Returning Buffalo Building on the Aaniiih Nakoda...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 5, 2020

Blaine County Journal Employee Escapes Fire

Saturday night at 9:49, Fire Chief Kraig Hansen received a page that a house was on fire in the 900 block of Ohio Street. When fire crews arrived, they went to work to extinguish the blaze. The...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 5, 2020

Award Winning Film To Be Shown Tonight During Mid-Winter Fair in Hays

Tonight, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hays/Lodge Pole High School, there will be a screening of the award-winning film Looking Forward From Yesterday: Fighting for Our Culture produced by Harlem High School st...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 5, 2020

Mid-Winter Fair Events Invite Participation

Mid-Winter Fair events are in full swing this week, and the Fort Belknap Mid-Winter Fair Committee invites area residents to take part in the fun. The theme for this year’s fair is “Envisioning the Future, Embracing the Past.” Today, February...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 29, 2020

Missoula Children's Theater Brings Acting Opportunities to Area Schools

The Emperor, his friends and subjects, and a bunch of busy Silkworms entertained audiences on Saturday, January 25 in two afternoon performances at the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium at Chinook High School...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 29, 2020

Organization Strives to Make a Difference for Those Living in Poverty

The Hill County Early Childhood Investment Team invites area community members to a free workshop, Poverty 101, presented by Dr. Donna M. Beegle. The workshop will take place at Best Western Plus Havr...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 29, 2020

Eleven County Speech and Drama Competitors Qualify for State Tournament

Eighteen Northern Division Class B and C schools packed the house in Coyote Country this past Saturday, January 25, when Shelby High School hosted the Northern B/C Divisional Speech, Drama, and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 29, 2020

Turner Mental Health Workshop To Teach a Life-Saving Acronym

In an effort to raise awareness and to remove some of the stigma associated with mental illness, especially depression, Tony Warren, Superintendent of Schools in Turner, Montana, applied for and received a School Safety Grant from the Montana Office...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 29, 2020

Chinook FFA Continues to Compete

Although the Chinook FFA Chapter mechanics team was slated to travel to Fergus High School in Lewistown for the Fergus Mechanics Contest and FFA Winter Meeting on January 25, the group decided to...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 22, 2020

Midwinter Fair Organizers Looking for Vendors, Sponsors, and Contestants

The Fort Belknap Indian Community invites everyone to its 52nd Annual Mid-Winter Fair (MWF), which is slated for February 5-8. For this year's MWF, the theme is "Envisioning the Future, Embracing the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 22, 2020

Blaine County Welcomes New MSU Extension Agent, Sarah Johnson

Blaine County has a new Extension Agent. Friday, January 10 was Sarah Johnson's sixth day on the job. Johnson comes to Chinook from a small town in Minnesota with a population of approximately 2,043,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 22, 2020

Sugarbeeters Place Second in Class C Drama Sweepstakes in Pre-Divisional Challenge

Sara Davidson, the K-12 music teacher and speech and drama coach for Simms School District, welcomed competitors to the Simms/Power-Dutton-Brady speech and drama tournament on January 18. Although temperatures were below zero across the Hi-Line as...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 22, 2020

Blaine County Beacon: The Best Business Doesn't Feel Like a Business

After graduating from Chinook High School in 1996, Bobbi Jo Buck attended MSU-Bozeman from 1996-2000, eventually graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. She then attended Walla...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 15, 2020

Second Annual Brew Fest Coming to Blaine County Fairgrounds

Save the date! On Saturday, February 1 from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., the Blaine County Fair Foundation will play host to the Second Annual Blaine County Brew Fest, which will be held in the Commercial...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 15, 2020

USDA Livestock Nutrition Workshop Scheduled for Tuesday

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Blaine County Conservation District invite area cattle producers and any other interested individuals...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 15, 2020

Montana Actors' Theatre (MAT) Offers Paid Internship Opportunities

As it has for the past several summers, Montana Actors’ Theatre (MAT) in Havre, Montana, is again offering paid internships for college students and recent college graduates. These young adults manage and direct the KidsMAT touring children’s...

 

Auditions Are Upcoming for Missoula Children's Theater

Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Emperor’s New Clothes will be held at Monday, January 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Meadowlark Gym. There are roles for students in Kindergarten through grade 12, plus a need for add...

 

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