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 By Donna Miller    News    April 14, 2021 

National Reading Month Award-Winners Announced

On Montana Day, April 6 (4-06), Chinook School District's Librarian, Mrs. Kelsey Harry announced the names of the thirty-one lucky Meadowlark Elementary School readers who won books during March,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 14, 2021 

Vlog Features Blaine County Establishments

Amanda Hansen and her family moved to the Hi-Line in 2000 when they began to operate Hansen Family Campground and Storage between Chinook and Havre. In February of this year, Hansen started a YouTube...

 

Study of Medieval Times Will Culminate in a Feast

Tomorrow, April 15, the sixth graders at Meadowlark Elementary School and a small group of guests will gather for the annual Medieval Feast. The Medieval Feast is the culminating event of a unit of study in which students learn about the everyday lif...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 14, 2021 

Hauer and McMaster Are Crowned Prom Royalty

Star-Struck, the Junior-Senior Prom at Chinook High School was held on April 10, and those in attendance danced until 11:00 p.m. with their favorite stars. Pictures with Helmbrecht Photography took...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 14, 2021 

Harlem Elementary ROARs Again

Harlem Elementary ROARing students are yet again earning recognition for their performances in reaching the school's goals for respect, organization, safety, and responsibility. For the week ending...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 14, 2021 

PAWS to Host Free Spay/Neuter Clinic in May

In partnership with Spay Montana, Pets Are Worth Saving, Incorporated, also known as PAWS of Chinook, is bringing a free spay/neuter clinic to town in May for low income households. Scheduled for May...

 

Youth Plays Leading Lady in Debut Role

The former Creative Leisure building served as the venue for three short plays which were presented on April 2 and 3 as part of the Montana Actors' Theater's (MAT) youth programs. Youth actress,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 14, 2021 

National Poetry Month Celebrates Silver Anniversary This April

April 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month, an annual celebration of poets and poetry. Launched in April 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets not only play an integral role in...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 7, 2021

Long-time Harlem Educator Retires

At the end of March, Harlem Elementary School was the site of a special celebration where co-workers gathered to share refreshments, to present gifts of gratitude, and to wish Mr. Lowell Long a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 7, 2021

Daffodil Sales Generate Almost $5,000 for Charitable Fund

During the month of March, Shores Floral & Gift held a daffodil sale as a way to contribute to the Northern Montana Health Care Foundation’s Serving of Hope fund. Owner of the shop, Bonnie Weber reported that Shores sold 700 bunches of daffodils,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 7, 2021

Harlem Elementary Announces Accelerated Reader Winners

On Thursday, April 1, Harlem Elementary School celebrated the end of I Love to Read month with the announcement of the schoolwide leader in Accelerated Reader (AR) points and the top three students...

 

MAT Announces Project to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday

No foolin’! On April 1, the Montana Actors’ Theater (MAT) announced this year’s Shakespeare Project by putting out a call for theater makers. In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday on Friday, April 23, MAT will be streaming videos...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Her Business Has Gone to the Dogs

After graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthrozoology from Carroll College in Helena, Kailey Kleinjan decided to return to the Hi-Line to share her knowledge. In May 2020, she...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 7, 2021

CSPD to Offer Scholarships for PECS Training

Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) is offering scholarships for individuals to attend a virtual Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS) Level I training. According to Region II CSPD Coordinator, Aileen Couch,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 31, 2021

Road Construction Resumes on Highway 2

With the transition of winter to spring, Blaine County residents and travelers of U.S. Highway 2 are beginning to see road construction projects once again impact their travel. According to the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 31, 2021

Happy National Crayola Crayon Day

Imagine being 136 years old. Not an easy task since humans rarely live that long. However, the Binney & Smith Company, which later became Crayola, LLC, was founded in New York City on March 31,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 31, 2021

Stroh and Swanson Win State FFA Degrees

Two members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA will be honored at the 91st Annual Montana FFA State Convention, April 7-10 in Billings. Rebecca Stroh and Austin Swanson will receive their State FFA...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 31, 2021

Harlem Students of the Week Announced

For the second week of March, Harlem Elementary School officials have named five young Wildcats to the list of ROARing Students. This week's in- school ROARing winners are second grader Chacyn...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Necessity Is the Mother of Entrepreneurship

Although most entrepreneurs start businesses out of opportunity, not necessity, the opposite was true for Mandy Harbolt. She was motivated to design and develop Garnet Mountain Boutique because she...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Former Resident to be a Featured Guest on Radio Show

On April 19 at 12:00 p.m. EST, Close Up Radio will feature former Chinook resident Angela Lenhardt in an interview with Jim Masters. Anyone interested can listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio. The...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 24, 2021

Chinook Hires New Superintendent

On March 9 in a unanimous vote, the Chinook School Board approved the hire of Mr. Fred Hofman as the next Superintendent for the Chinook School District. He will take over as the chief executive...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 24, 2021

Sweet Health Fair Seeks to Make Healthcare Accessible

Last week, Nora Conner, Community Health Advocate for One Health-Sweet, shared the schedule for the upcoming Sweet Health Fair that will be held on April 1-2. Scheduled to take place at the Blaine...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 24, 2021

Stroh and Swanson Win State FFA Degrees

Two members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA will be honored at the 91st Annual Montana FFA State Convention, April 7-10 in Billings. Rebecca Stroh and Austin Swanson will receive their State FFA...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 17, 2021

Quilts of Valor Bring Healing to Service Members

Anyone visiting the Richman Insurance Agency building in Harlem will likely notice a quilt hanging on the west wall. Beside the quilt is a plaque and a story explaining that on July 17, 2017, Donald W...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 17, 2021

NEA Awards for Teaching Excellence Now Available

President of the Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE), Amanda Curtis announced last week that the National Education Association (NEA) has released its application materials and deadline for the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence....

 

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