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 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

Spectrum Announces Plans to Bring High-Speed Broadband to Several Hi-Line Communities

On January 20, Spectrum announced plans to extend its advanced network to several Hi-Line communities, bringing high-speed broadband to residential and business customers in Chinook, Harlem, and Malta in the coming months. “We are focused on...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

U.S. Postal Service Releases Updated 2020 Post-Election Analysis

On January 19, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released an updated 2020 Post-Election Analysis that outlined the agency’s performance in delivering a record 136 million ballots and Election Mailpieces during the 2020 General Election and the two...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

MAP Testing Is Occurring This Week

The principal at Meadowlark Elementary School, Mr. Shane Bartschi addressed the parents of school age children in the school’s monthly newsletter, KidsBits, by thanking them and by sharing various announcements for January. That news includes notic...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

Funding Efforts Continue for Pool and Park Foundation

Although the Wishing Tree only generated about $200 for the Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation, the group saw two sizeable donations: one in December and another in January. President of the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

Antidote to the Cold: Photo Prompt Writing Contest

As frigid temperatures, wind chills, and other inclement winter conditions entrench themselves and keep us inside more frequently, the Montana Memory Project (MMP) is hoping to reduce the symptoms of cabin fever with a writing contest. The...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 20, 2021

New Year, New Look for Harlem Albertsons

A new year is often considered a time to create a new look, and that is exactly what the Albertsons grocery store at117 Main Street South in Harlem is doing. The store is in the middle of a remodel,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 20, 2021

Animal Shelter Needs Volunteers

A shortage of volunteers may once again be posing a threat to the future of the PAWS Animal Shelter in Chinook. In the interest of being thoroughly transparent with the community, Alissa Hewitt, Board...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 20, 2021

The Hazards and Beauty of Freezing Fog

While the fog that descended on the region earlier this month made driving difficult with reduced visibility and by creating some slick surfaces on January 9 and 10, it also dressed the trees and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 20, 2021

2021 Rings in Honors for Harlem Elementary Students and Employees

A new year is cause for celebration, just as are respectful, organized, safe, and responsible actions. On that note, Harlem Elementary School is pleased to announce their ROARing Students of the Week...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 13, 2021

MSU Extension Adds Value to Mondays and Tuesdays in January and February

Montana State University Extension is kicking off the new year with several workshops and seminars that may be of interest to Blaine County residents. All of these programs are free and available...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 13, 2021

Seminars Target Farmers and Ranchers

Blaine County's Ag/4-H Extension Agent, Juli Snedigar recently announced two programs that may interest area producers. The Soil Fertility Webinar Series with presenter Dr. Clain Jones and the Winter...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 13, 2021

Brewer Wins Award

In their bi-monthly ritual of presenting C.A.R.E. Awards, officials from Northern Montana Health Care (NMHC) announced their most recent recipient. Registered Nurse Leanne (Standiford) Brewer, a...

 

No Visitor Policies and Vaccinations Come to Sweet Home

With the end of the holidays, the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home is implementing a two-week period of no visitors but welcoming the vaccine for COVID-19. Visitations are scheduled to restart after Januar...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 13, 2021

Finance Programs to Begin Today

MSU Extension Agent for Blaine County, Juli Snedigar announced last week that the next session of the Solid Finances webinar series for the 2020-2021 year begins today, January 13, at 12:05 p.m. Each fifty-minute program in the series is designed to...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 6, 2021

2021: The Year to Re-Record Montana Livestock Brands

Officials from the Montana Department of Livestock announced recently that the Montana Livestock Brand Re-record period began January 1, 2021 and will end at midnight on December 31, 2021. Brand...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 6, 2021

New Year's Weekend Plays Host to First Meteor Shower of 2021

Nature’s fireworks lit up the night sky with the first major meteor shower of 2021 between the hours of 2 a.m. and dawn on January 3. Anyone who had the right viewing conditions was treated to the Quadrantid meteor shower, which is known for its...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 6, 2021

Organization Hopes to Support and Provide Access to the Arts

The Hi-Line Arts Council, a newly formed organization committed to empowering North Central Montana communities through the support and promotion of arts, culture, and creative expression, held its...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 30, 2020

Seymour Keeps Magic Alive with Gingerbread Man Costume

Because of her philosophy that principals need to have fun too, Shiloh Seymour's costume count is increasing. Wearing costume number three, she visited classrooms on December 21 as the Gingerbread...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 30, 2020

Fund for Teachers Wants Teachers Who Seek Solutions to Genuine Challenges

In early November, the Fund for Teachers organization announced a professional development opportunity for educators. The online application process is now open. It closes on January 21, 2021, with award notifications made on March 30, 2021. A...

 

Chinook School's Winter Music Concert Available on YouTube

With a link uploaded to Chinook School’s Facebook page on December 16, people were invited to the Chinook High School’s Winter Music Concert available on YouTube. This announcement suggested that viewers could enjoy the concert from the comfort...

 

Happy New Year from Harlem Elementary!

There's no denying that 2020 has been a roller-coaster year, but COVID-19 couldn't put a stop to the spirit of Christmas at Harlem Elementary School! Throughout the month of December, everyone could...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 30, 2020

Harlem Elementary ROARing Students of the Week

Harlem Elementary School officials have released the names of several young Wildcats who exemplify the ROAR Guidelines for the week ending December 18. Hybrid A students were selected on Tuesday,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 30, 2020

OPI Seeks Comment on Potential Changes to the ESSA Accountability System

In news released on December 14, the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is requesting public comment on the waiver and addendum that was proposed by the United Stated Department of Education (DOE) for specific assessment and accountability...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 30, 2020

Dyslexia Training To Be Offered

Regional Coordinator for Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD), Aileen Couch recently announced that Regions I and II of the CSPD will be sponsoring a two-part virtual...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 23, 2020

Holiday Houses Duel in Deck the Halls Challenge

It may not have been the Great Light Fight, but the MSU-Northern (MSUN) Alumni Foundation wrapped up its first Deck the Halls Challenge this past Monday when voting closed. Twelve houses in Havre and...

 

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