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 By Donna Miller    News    October 21, 2020 

Second Annual Trunk or Treat Scheduled

Chinook's 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat will be held on the 400 and 500 block of Indiana Street (Main Street) on Saturday, October 31. Lineup will be from 5:30-6:00 p.m., and the event will take place...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 21, 2020 

Blaine County Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month falls in October in countries across the world. Such a designation helps to increase attention and support for the early detection and treatment of this disease. Although disease knows no holiday and efforts to combat...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 21, 2020 

Halloween-Themed Writing Contest Available to K-12 Writers

With Halloween creeping up on us, Jeff Puryear, the Manager of Montana Young Writers, announced the most recent task in a line-up of writing contests for students in Montana: Tales from Halloween....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 21, 2020 

STEM Companies Want Western Aerospace Scholars

Student applications for the Western Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program are available now, and the junior level program application is due by October 30, 2020. Presented in two phases, WAS is an online distance learning course and a summer experience...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 21, 2020 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Inductions

nd Western Heritage Center (WHC) announced the thirteenth class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. Those announcements included Turner resident Lzetta Martha (Combes) Halingstad and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 21, 2020 

Beef Is on the Menu in Area Schools

As part of the Montana Beef to School Project, two schools in Blaine County will be the recipients of local beef, which their cooks will use in meal preparation and serve in their school cafeterias. This practice provides economic support for local...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 21, 2020 

Humanities Montana Is Seeking Nominations

Humanities Montana is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Humanities Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate excellence in the public humanities. Leaders in the public humanities engage their...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 14, 2020

Small Group Develops Robust Ideas

In conjunction with several sponsors, the Blaine County Extension Service hosted the second session of the Re-imagining Rural Virtual Gathering. The meeting was held on September 29 at the Triple E Meeting Room in Chinook. The session proctor and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 14, 2020

Grant Will Fund Harlem City Water Projects

Shelby Johnsen, a Public Affairs Specialist who works in Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), shared information on October 9 that six rural communities in Montana will receive allocations totaling 19.3 million...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 14, 2020

Individual Artists Are Eligible for Funding Under the CARES Act

The Montana Arts Council (MAC) recently announced the availability of COVID-19 emergency funding to offset losses and to encourage continued creative efforts of artists in Montana. Grants awarded through the Montana CARES Individuals program will...

 

Off to the Races Was One Theme at the Sweet Nursing Home in September

Last month, residents at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) celebrated the Kentucky Derby, remembered the fallen on Patriot Day, and spent ample time in the activity room as the temperatures...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 14, 2020

Re-imagining Rural Sessions Come to a Close

The third and final session in the Re-imagining Rural series was held on October 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Triple E Room. The evening’s special guest, Sarah Calhoun, founder of Red Ants Pants, shared a Montana perspective. Following Calhoun’s presen...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 7, 2020

Harlem School District Experiences Sudden Closure

On September 28, Harlem School District received notification that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving the news, school officials acted quickly, and “out of an abundance of caution,” Superintendent Doreen Warren...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 7, 2020

Training on Trauma Informed Teaching Available

In partnership with Havre Public Schools, Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) will offer free on-line training on the topic of trauma informed teaching for general and special educators, paraprofessionals, agency...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 7, 2020

Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation Are Busy with Fundraising

A few members of the Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation Board gathered recently to accept a $3,000 grant from First Bank of Montana in Chinook. The grant monies will be used towards improvements...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 7, 2020

Incorporating Mental Health Awareness into Multi-tiered Systems of Support

Dr. Bella Bikowski will be the featured speaker in a free virtual training scheduled for October 15 and offered through Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development program. Her...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 7, 2020

Native American Week Celebrated at Harlem Elementary

Harlem Elementary School celebrated Native American Week from September 21-25 with various cultural activities. During the week, students also practiced their bus evacuation plan. In years past,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 7, 2020

Applying Math beyond the Classroom Walls

The students in Mr. Andrew Linquist's General Applied Math class at Chinook High School were busily engaged in a real-world math lesson on Friday, September 25. In a Boone and Crocket Club scoring...

 

Small Town Experiences Busy Day

A lot of people joke that if a motorist blinks on Highway 2 approximately ten miles east of Chinook, the individual will miss the town of Zurich. However, between the sub-surface investigation operati...

 

Chinook Post Office Welcomes New Postal Clerk

Ruth Hawley's acceptance of the postmistress position in Hays, Montana, left the Chinook Post Office missing a postal clerk. That situation changed after Ashley Bronec's official first day on...

 

Blaine County Beacon: A Renaissance Woman

Madison Malsam graduated from Chinook High School eight years ago, and since that time she has been one busy gal. She tried college for a year in 2013-2014, sampling both MSU-Bozeman and UM-Missoula...

 

Part II: Opposing Groups Differ on Their Definitions of the Glory of the West

In February 2020, the APR did open the Antelope Creek Campground. Just off Highway 191 north of the Missouri River's Fred Robinson Bridge, the new campground offers tent sites, electric RV sites, and rental cabins. Another unique outdoor experience...

 

Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week 2020 is taking place from September 27 – October 3, and we're right in the middle of it! Various classrooms and libraries around Blaine County are participating in this annual even...

 

Crossing Guards Receive Training

On Monday, September 14, Chinook Police Officer Kevin Spudic visited Meadowlark Elementary School to train fourth, fifth, and sixth graders as crossing guards. As he conducted training sessions, the...

 

College Radio Station Will Stage Rocktober Rocktacular

Early next month, KNMC, the radio station broadcasting from MSU-Northern in Havre and dialed in at 90.1 FM on the airwaves, will be staging Rocktober: A KNMC Webstream Rocktacular! The event will...

 

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