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 By Kody Farmer    News    August 5, 2020 

Blaine county fair from a new perspective

August 2020 just may be the month we have all been anxiously waiting for all year. Schools in Chinook, Harlem, Hays/Lodge Pole, Turner, Zurich and all the rural schools have their reopening plans posted and High School Football, Volleyball and Cross...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 5, 2020 

After Months of Speculation the MHSA Releases their Plan to Play Fall Sports in 2020

When the High School Basketball Season was cut short on Championship Saturday back in March, it left many wondering what was next. The decision to halt play at the State Basketball Tournament sites...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 29, 2020

P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter Microchip Clinic a Success, 12 year old Micah Connor raises $250+

Despite all the craziness that has gripped the community, the state and the country as we all try to navigate this global pandemic COVID-19, the P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter in Chinook has had a fantastic...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Opinion    July 29, 2020

The Roaring 20's was a boom to the future of Blaine County

In my 10 plus years of writing articles for the Blaine County Journal News~Opinion I have covered a wide range of subject matter. From high school sports to school functions. Agriculture, public...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 29, 2020

Chinook Lions, Harlem Swim Teams conclude season in Sidney at the Covid Classic 2020 Divisional Swim Meet

A very different season in the pool concluded this past weekend in Sidney, Montana. The Chinook Lions and Harlem swim teams concluded their seasons at the Covid Classic 2020 Divisional Swim Meet. Desp...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 22, 2020

Blaine County Fairboard, Commissioners meet to discuss 2020 Fair

The Blaine County Commissioners and Blaine County Fairboard held a meeting last week on Thursday, July 17 with discussion focused on finalizing a schedule for the 2020 Blaine County Fair and deciding how the events will be carried out. The Blaine...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 22, 2020

Blaine County now has 4 Positive COVID-19 Cases

For the first five months of the Global COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic that has gripped our communities in 2020, Blaine County was able to maintain a clean slate. That changed last Wednesday, July 11 with the first positive test being returned. On...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 22, 2020

City of Chinook has Implemented a new Garbage Pick Up Schedule

The City of Chinook recently adjusted their garbage pickup schedule and owners of property should note the new pickup times. Garbage collection will now take place once a week for residential...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 22, 2020

Chinook Lions Harlem Swim Teams conclude regular season in Lewistown headed to Regional Finals meet in Sidney

With the current situation going on the swimmers were limited to just three regular season meets, alternating with the western division on a weekly bases. After previously completing in Glasgow for...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 15, 2020

Recent Rains Bring Smiles to Area Grain Producers

Area grain producers are all smiles after a number of recent rains have dropped an unusual amount of moisture on their crops to start July. For many producers this year's crop looks fantastic and...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 15, 2020

After 33 years of service to the community Laurie Rigg Retires

A familiar face at the Blaine County Clerk and Recorder’s Office retired on March 31. Laurie Rigg retired as Clerk on March 31, 2020. Laurie started her position as clerk in the Blaine County Recorder’s Office back in January of 1987. “Lucille...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 15, 2020

First Sergeant Miller Retires from the U.S.M.C.: A Class of 2000 Graduate of Chinook High School, Miller is Recognized for 20 Years of Exemplary Service

First Sergeant Perry Joshua Miller retired from the United States Marine Corp (U.S.M.C.) recently and was well honored with a ceremony in North Carolina. Miller entered the Delayed Entry Program for...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 15, 2020

Kailey Kleinjan opens Hi-Line Canine to serve local dog owners

Chinook's Kailey Kleinjan graduated from Chinook in 2016 and this spring earned her degree from Carroll College in Helena. Kleinjan is a familiar face to many and her love and passion of animals has...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 8, 2020

Sweet Home Residents treated to a Spectacular Independence Day Parade

Senior citizens in any community are treasures with a wealth of knowledge, and experience gained from their journey through life. Seniors have had to overcome obstacles recently that are unique and is...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 8, 2020

Chinook's John Hebbelman awarded Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award: After 60 years as an Aviator, John becomes 84th Montanan and first from Blaine County to receive the prestigious Award

John Hebbelman is a lifelong resident of the Chinook area and Blaine County, spraying crops along the Hi-line for the past 55 years and flying planes for 60, being an aviator has defined who he is....

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 8, 2020

Fort Belknap Honors Departing Sisters with Farewell Celebration

After 40 years of service at the St. Paul's Mission Grade School, Sister Helen, Sister Chris and Sister Nora will head back to New York to be with friends and family in their hometown. The trio arrive...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 8, 2020

Harlem swim team hosts meet in Glasgow, Chinook Lions Harlem Swimmers Combine for 9 Individual High Point awards

Back in June the Harlem City Council approved the opening of the local pool. The council posted advertisements for lifeguards as well as a pool manager. Unfortunately, as of yet, the pool has remained...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 1, 2020

Barber Ranch, Bear Paw Bowmen benefit from MWF Grant

The Bear Paw Bowmen's Annual Barber Ranch Bow Shoot this year was a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the cancellation of so many events. The Annual Bow Shoot takes place the third...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 1, 2020

Genevieve Cochran: hosting cross country cyclist for eight years

We have all seen them, cyclist trekking along U.S. Highway 2. Generally, those cyclist are heading east the first part of summer and west as fall approaches. We see them individually or in groups of...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 1, 2020

34 teams compete in 27 Hole Triple Play Tournament

The Chinook Golf course welcomed 68 golfers making up 34 two person teams on Saturday, June 27 as they competed in the 5th Annual Triple Play Golf Tournament. The format began with each team playing...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 24, 2020

Community Shines in Support of 'Amber Ace'

Chinook resident Amber Miller, known to many as 'Amber Ace' was diagnosed with Stage 3 Cervical Cancer a few months ago. Last Monday, June 15, she completed her final treatment and is looking forward...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 24, 2020

Alissa Hewitt enjoying her new role at P.A.W.S.

In April of 2019 the Blaine County Journal ran an article regarding the future of the P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter in Chinook being forced to close its doors due to a lack of volunteers. The founding...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 24, 2020

Task Force seizures lead to improved Video, Technology capabilities

The advent of COVID-19 brought about significant changes to the way courthouse proceedings move forward. One of the more significant changes came in the form of advancing its technology capabilities....

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    June 24, 2020

Chinook Lions, Harlem Swim Teams get back in the pool

The Chinook Lions and Harlem Swim Teams had yet been able to get in their own pools and practice prior to the first meet of the year in Glasgow this past weekend. That didn't stop coaches and...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 17, 2020

Chinook, Harlem City Pools set to open, Federation Swim team season a go

After weeks of being up in the air, City Councils in Chinook and Harlem have elected to open their respective pools for the summer swim season. The Harlem City Council held their monthly meeting on...

 

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