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 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022 

Chinook Man to Be Featured on Travelogue Program

When Montana's longest running travelogue program, Backroads of Montana returns to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) airways at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 23, it will feature a new host, a Blaine...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022 

Oceans of Possibility Await Blaine County Readers This Summer

With the school year winding down, many educators express concern about "summer slide," the decline of skills developed during the previous school year when they don't get practiced. Without...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022 

LAC Offers Tips for Self-Care, Looks for Community Resilience Coordinator, and Offers Grants

As National Mental Health Awareness Month continues, the Local Advisory Council for Mental Health (LAC) continues to share tips for self-care. They are also looking for someone willing to serve on the Council, as well as applicants for their...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022 

Montana Seed Show Awards two Scholarships

The Montana Seed Show has awarded two scholarships in the amount of $300 each for this year to: Laci Maloney - Turner Kaden LaBrie - Malta The Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have shown...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022 

Quilt Guild Makes Donations to Gift of Life Housing and Legacy House

When the Block Builders Quilt Guild met on May 10 in the Blaine County Library's Meeting Room, members unveiled their projects completed for Gift of Life Housing and Harold & Carmen Poulsen...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022 

Kleinjan Will Celebrate Dual Events on May 24

May 24 is a special date to Art Kleinjan for two important reasons. First, he will celebrate his 90th birthday, and second, he will be retiring from his position as meal delivery person for the Chinook Senior Citizen Center. Regarding his secret to...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Local Groups and County Agencies Will Recognize Mental Health Awareness Month by Spreading Gratitude and Joy

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental, emotional, or behavioral health concerns. During May, which has been designated National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Blaine County...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

The Ultimate Salad and Dessert Bar Returns

After COVID put the Ultimate Salad and Dessert Bar into hibernation for two years, JUMP is ready to bring that event back. The smorgasbord-style event will take place on May 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Wallner Hall in Chinook. According to...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Looking Forward to New Beginnings

Inspired by the desire to return to small town life and to work for themselves, not for someone else, Laura and Bryce Weinheimer decided to take the leap of business ownership. However, when the Mint...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Envelope Fundraiser Generates Funds for Arena Improvements

Blaine County 4-H has set a goal to improve the area near the Show and Sale Arena on the Blaine County Fairgrounds by planting grass and installing shade structures in time for the 2022 fair. Hoping...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Grant Funds Will Help Capture Agricultural History

When Community Outreach Manager from the Montana History Foundation (MHF), Zachary Coe announced on March 29 that twenty-eight projects across the state received a total of $212,187 in grant funds disbursed for preservation projects in 2022, another...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Be Vigilant Against Scammers

A Blaine County resident reported last week that she had been scammed by someone claiming affiliation with Microsoft. Unfortunately, these and other tech support scams are fairly common. Unscrupulous cybercriminals have built a multi-million-dollar i...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Noteworthy Results Reported from District Music Festival

High school musicians from ten schools representing District #7 gathered at Havre High School to perform at the District Music Festival on April 22-23. After earning Superior ratings, two solo choir...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Mitchell Captures Spirit of Montana

In a surprise school assembly on Thursday, April 28, Chinook High School senior Halle Mitchell was honored for her entrepreneurial spirit with the Spirit of Montana Award. While on his second 56...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 4, 2022

Richman Is Honored in a Pinning Ceremony

National Vietnam War Veterans Day was recognized on March 29 with special pinning ceremonies taking place across the country. However, for Vietnam Veteran Don Richman, his pinning ceremony occurred...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 4, 2022

Building Money Sense with BrickCent$

On April 6, Brandon Nissen, a Certified Financial Planner® and former financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual, launched a YouTube Channel. With BrickCent$, he hopes to increase the financial...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 4, 2022

Chinook Chapter Inducts Nine into National Honor Society

On Thursday evening, April 21, Lloyd Sweet Auditorium served as the venue for an induction ceremony of Chinook High School's Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). During the ceremony, nine...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 4, 2022

Museum Director Will Serve as Guest Speaker on Friday

Peggy Perry, who serves on the Chinook Senior Citizens’ Center Board, invited Samantha French, Blaine County Museum Director, to be a guest speaker at the Center on Friday, May 6. This will grow into a once a month ritual as French taps the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 27, 2022

Garden Party to Celebrate Moms of All Creatures

Shores Floral is "celebrating moms of all creatures" on May 7 with a Garden Party. Owner of the shop, Tomi Simenson invites community members to save the date and plan to take part. Scheduled for...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 27, 2022

Where Cultural Diversity and Creativity Meet

Four Harlem High School (HHS) students and two adult chaperones will be travelling to New Mexico next month to attend the inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival (SFLF). The trip is being sponsored by...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 27, 2022

Harlem Elementary Students Develop Digital Consciousness

In an assembly with Richard Guerry on April 19, students at Harlem Elementary School learned important safety issues surrounding the use of technology. Guerry, who is from New Jersey and represents...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 27, 2022

Harlem Library to Host Mariah Gladstone

The Montana Library Network (MLN) is hosting a Virtual Program Series in 2022. One of the programs in that series is coming to the Harlem Public Library on Friday, May 20. From 6:30-8:00 p.m., the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 20, 2022

Two Win Bronze Medals at Science Olympiad

Two teams from Chinook Junior/Senior High School (CHS) traveled to Bozeman on April 14 in order to compete in the 37th Montana Science Olympiad. From the Division C team competing in Dynamic Planet,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 20, 2022

Local Parent Shares Tips for Online Safety

The Chinook High School auditorium was the location of a parent-presented workshop on Wednesday evening, April 13. Community member, business-owner, and parent, Heather DePriest shared her experience with others in a presentation titled “Online...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Deriving Pleasure from Developing Designs

A senior at Chinook High School who will graduate this May, Halle Mitchell operates a beadwork business: Boss Mare Beadwork. She started the business in 2020, sold her first item in 2021, and...

 

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