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 By Kody Farmer    News    October 16, 2019 

Blaine County Farmer, Rancher & Community Dinner

The Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce held its 3rd Annual Farmer/Rancher & Community Appreciation night at the Blaine County Fairgrounds Commercial Building this past Saturday. A good crowd was on...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 16, 2019 

Harvest still not complete, weather causing problems

Farming has never been said to be easy. It takes long hours and hard work to get the harvest completed in a perfect scenario. Add in unpredictable weather, including high winds, a winter storm with plenty of wet snow and freezing temperatures and...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 16, 2019 

Sugarbeeters soar past Thunderbirds 72-30 on Senior Night, will play Rocky Boy this weekend

The Chinook Sugarbeeters welcomed the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds to town for a Northern C Eight-man football game this past Friday. Playing under the lights, the 'Beeters also recognized their...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 16, 2019 

'Beeters continue to roll, sweep Malta, Hays/Lodge Pole - Lady Cats split weekend matches

The Chinook Sugarbeeters are playing very well as the regular season winds down. Tuesday in Malta the 'Beeters swept the M-ettes 3-0. Thursday in front of the home town fans Chinook turned the trick...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 9, 2019

Nez Perce Commemorate 142nd Anniversary of 1877 Flight

Each October, the Nez Perce (nimi-pu) Tribe makes its way back to the Bear Paw Battlefield 15 miles south of Chinook to commemorate the final battle of the 1877 flight of their ancestors as they...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 9, 2019

What's in store for us this winter? Warm/Cold, Wet/Dry, right now it seems to be anyones guess

What can anyone say about the weather in North Central Montana, especially when it comes to October-March. Most residents of Blaine County have lived here for the majority of their life and as adults...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 9, 2019

Fort Belknap Election Committee releases Primary Results

The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation held a Primary Election where the top two vote getters in each of eight districts will advance to the General Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The Primary Election took place on Tuesday, October 1 with 32 ind...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 9, 2019

Chinook PD visits Meadowlark Elementary

In an effort to connect better with the younger people of our community, the Chinook Police Department has made themselves more readily available to the students at Meadowlark Elem...

 

Patsy Shelhamer and son Cory take a seven day 'Trip of the Month' to Rome, Italy

There are plenty of worthy charitable organizations in North Central Montana that raise funds for their individual causes in a variety of ways. One popular way is a 'Trip of the Month'. In this partic...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 9, 2019

'Beeters, Lady Cats continue to impress on the Volleyball Court in weekend action

The Chinook Surgarbeeters dispatched the Big Sandy Pioneers in three quick sets Friday on the road to remain undefeated in the District 6C-East and then turned in a solid performance Saturday in Fort Benton, finishing second in the Longhorns...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 9, 2019

Thunderbirds win Homecoming against Rocky Boy 40-26, 'Beeters test Shelby

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds validated their season opening, come from behind win on the road against the Rocky Boy Northern Stars by turning in a strong performance on the gridiron Saturday...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 9, 2019

Wildcat Harriers continue to perform well as season winds down

The 2019 High School Cross Country season is in the home stretch as teams are making their final preparations for the State Meet in Great Falls on Saturday, October 26. This past Saturday the Wildcat...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 2, 2019

Blaine County was prepared for a huge September Storm Memories of the October 2017 storm left people better prepared

When Blaine County residents left work Friday afternoon in preparation for the weekend in front of them many were focused on battening down the hatches and preparing for what was predicted to be a...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 2, 2019

Sweet Medical Center to host Diabetes Beat Down

Diabetes affect millions of Americans and the state of Montana is one of the most affected in the country. In Montana, Blaine County is ranked number three in residents affected with the Fort Belknap...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 2, 2019

Sugarbeeters sweep Chester J-I, pick up huge win over Fort Benton, Harlem 2nd in Roundup

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Lady Cat volleyball teams have gotten off to a fantastic start this season. As the teams reach the midway point of the schedule, both were looking to continue the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 2, 2019

'Beeters start fast, finish in record fashion in 56-8 Homecoming win over Cascade

The Chinook Sugarbeeter football team has played very well at times this season but unfortunately have been unable to pick up that elusive first win. The 'Beeters were looking for a different result...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 25, 2019

Chinook Eagles Hosts Dinner to THANK a Police Officer

For many, the sacrifices made by those willing to serve and protect, often go unnoticed and to many times without and thanks or appreciation. The job, to protect and serve, often garners attention...

 

Sugarbeeters remain undefeated in District 6C-East, Harlem gets first ever win over Malta

The Chinook Sugarbeeter and Harlem Lady Cat volleyball teams each added a pair of match play wins to their season total this past week with victories over the Box Elder Bears and Malta M-ettes. The Ch...

 

'Beeters hang with Longhorns early, Wildcats, Thunderbirds drop home contests

The Chinook Sugarbeeter football team dropped to 0-4 on the season following a 60-14 setback to the visiting Fort Benton Longhorns. The 'Beeters have shown flashes of brilliance this year but inevitab...

 

Harlem Harriers run well at Poplar Invitational

The Harlem and Hays/Lodge Pole Cross Country teams were in Poplar this past Saturday taking part in the Indians Invitational which featured some of the top runners in the eastern half of Montana and North Dakota as well. Harlem senior, L’Tia...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 18, 2019

The 2019 Sugarbeet Festival had it all Blaine County Cruisers hold Amazing Car Show

The Annual Sugarbeet Festival took place this past Saturday in downtown Chinook. The day began with the Jesse James Memorial Color Run and concluded with a street dance on Main Street. This years...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 18, 2019

Chinook Rod & Gun Club 7th Annual Gun Show a hit once again

The Chinook Rod & Gun Club held its 7th Annual Gun Show at the Blaine County Fairgrounds Commercial Building this past Friday Saturday and Sunday and enjoyed one of their best shows ever. Chinook...

 

Sugarbeeters take down North Star in a huge District 6C-East Clash, Wildcats continue strong start

The Chinook Sugarbeeters welcomed the North Star Knights to town Friday night for a match featuring two of the heavy favorites to battle it out for the District 6C-East Crown. The 'Beeters have had th...

 

Struggles continue on the gridiron for Chinook, Harlem and Hays/Lodge Pole

It was another difficult week on the gridiron for all three Blaine County football programs as they went winless for the second straight weekend. So far this season only the Hays/Lodge Pole...

 

Suicide rate in Montana Leads the Nation, Blaine County heavily affected

Montana has been near the top of the list of states with the highest suicide rates in the Nation, but an increase of 38% from 1999-2016 has moved the state to the top of the list. According to the...

 

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