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 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 20, 2021 

Turner holds Chinook 59-52 to Improve to 4-1, 'Beeters Trounce Chester/J-I 70-36

The Turner Tornadoes suffered their first setback of the season in Fort Benton Friday night 47-29. Turner is a solid team and bounced back Saturday night at home with a hard fought 59-52 win over the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 20, 2021 

6-0 Chinook Flying High After Lopsided Wins Over Box Elder, Chester/J-I & Turner

The Chinook Sugarbeeters picked up three more wins this week as they continue to roll through the competition. On Tuesday they steamrolled the Box Elder Bears 86-46, Friday at home they blasted the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 20, 2021 

'Beeters set host Mixer Friday, In Harlem Saturday

The 'Beeters will compete in their home gym for the final time this season, Friday with action getting underway at 4:30 p.m. The mixer will be available on NHFS Network. The 'Beeters will be in...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    January 13, 2021

Nearly 3 Years Later, Wacee Simenson Rings 'His' Warrior Bell at the Montana Children's Hospital

Wacee's Warrior Brigade is huge and stretches all over Montana and across the United States. In Blaine County and Chinook in particular, the 10 year old Meadowlark Elementary student is an Icon, looke...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 13, 2021

Sugarbeeters stun Harlem in Season Opener, Tornadoes blast Box Elder, Chester/J-I start 3-0

All four Blaine County Varsity Girls Basketball teams were in action. Harlem visited Chinook on Tuesday while the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds were in Poplar. Friday night Hays/Lodge Pole hosted the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 13, 2021

Sugarbeeters cruise past Harlem, Hays/Lodge Pole, thump Big Sandy 104-52

High School Boys basketball was in full swing this week as all four Blaine County teams were in action. The marquee match-up took place Tuesday night in Chinook. The Sugarbeeters look to contend again...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 13, 2021

Sugarbeeter Wrestlers Recognize Their Seniors at First Home Mixer

The Chinook Sugarbeeter wrestling team finally got a chance to wrestle for the first time this past week. The 'Beeters were in Chester on Thursday and home on Friday, competing in front the hometown...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 6, 2021

Wildcats run past Cut Bank 78-59, Tornadoes take down Thunderbirds 66-58 in Season Openers

The Harlem Wildcats kicked off the 2021 Basketball season Saturday in Cut Bank against the District 1B Wolves. The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds began District 9C play on the road with a visit to the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 6, 2021

Turner Tops Hays/Lodge Pole 58-43. Harlem Blasts Cut Bank 79-57 to Start Season

The start of MHSA High School basketball across the state was delayed until the new year, and the Turner Tornadoes welcomed the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds to town this past Saturday to begin the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 30, 2020

Community Christmas Dinner Serves 140 Meals

The Chinook Community Thanksgiving Dinner Crew went above and beyond this year by adding a Community Christmas Dinner to their 'To Do' list. Event organizer Betty Billmayer, husband Mark Billmayer...

 

Sugarbeeters Primed for Another Solid Season on the Basketball Court, Wrestling Mat

The Chinook Sugarbeeter Boys and Girls Basketball program along with the Wrestling team are set to compete in the winter sports season after it was delayed for three weeks by Covid-19. The boys and...

 

Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds Will Be a Force Again in District 9C Girls & Boys Basketball

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds are primed and ready for another run in the District 9C. The Thunderbird boys look to make a statement this year and return to the top of the conference standings....

 

Harlem Girls, Boys Basketball Will Again Be Strong Contenders in the Northern B

Student athletes have been in the gym and on the mat since December 7, in preparation for the 2020-21 winter sports season. With practices pushed back three weeks by the Montana High School...

 

Turner Girls Look to Make Another Run at the Northern C, Boys Will Be Competitive

The Turner Tornado Girls and Boys Basketball teams have been hard at it getting prepared for the 2020-21 winter sports season. Having the start of the season delayed three weeks by Covid-19 has...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 23, 2020

Sweet Home Physical Therapy has Doubled in Size and Ready to Serve the Public

Sweet Home Physical Therapy is back in business and better than ever. After a significant upgrade and remodel to their facility, the staff is looking forward to providing the best possible care to...

 

Steve & Sherry Edwards, Community Get Together For Book Signing

This past Friday our very own Steve Edwards, and several members of the community, came together to visit, reflect and celebrate 'Notes From The Sweet Grass Hills'. After writing his first story for...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 16, 2020

Finley's Still Serving the Community After Electrical Compressor Fire

Finley's Food Farm in downtown Chinook suffered an electrical fire to their compressor that runs the bulk of the freezer and cooler display space in the grocery store. According to owner Jeff Finley...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 16, 2020

Brandon Murnion, Mark Kletke Graduate From the Montana Law Enforcement Academy

The Montana Law Enforcement Academy held a graduation ceremony for LEOB Class No. 173 this past Friday. Included amongst those officers receiving certificates were two fine individuals recognizable...

 

Whitecow To Coach Hays/Lodge Pole High School Boys Basketball, Schwenke Returns to Coach the Harlem Lady Cats Program

After a three week delay to the start of the Montana High School winter sports season, practices have begun and the first competition is right around the corner. Boys and girls basketball teams in...

 

Youth Hunters 2020: Chinook 7th Grader Britt Powell fills Cow Elk Tag

The Montana Big Game regular season concluded the last weekend of November, but with so many successful youth hunters we have had enough stories to carry us into the middle of December. This week we...

 

And The Christmas Tree Raffle Winner is...

This beautiful Christmas Tree was decorated and donated by Ginger Hansen as a raffle to help the fundraising effort to benefit our local Golf and Country Club in Chinook. A very happy Carla Anderson...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 9, 2020

Chinook gets 'All Dahl'd Up' as Womans Clothing Store Opens

The Parade of Lights, a staple of the Holiday Season in Chinook, was downsized considerably due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it still included something new. On Friday, November 27, a new business...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 9, 2020

Community Christmas Dinner is Set! Get Your Orders In by December 21

After nearly 40 years of a highly successful Chinook Community Thanksgiving Dinner the crew has decided to expand for 2020. Betty and Mark Billmayer, Jay Eslick, Kathy O’Brien and the whole crew are proud to announce that they will be doing a...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 9, 2020

It's Here! Steve Edwards has Published His First Book 'Notes From the Sweet Grass Hills'

Steve and Sherry Edwards moved to Chinook in December of 2013. Soon thereafter Sherry walked through the doors of the Blaine County Journal News Opinion with Steve a few steps behind. She asked Keith...

 

Caring & Compassionate: Betty Billmayer and Jana Hauer Make Blaine County a Better Place

We are now into our third installment of recognizing individuals in the community that give so much of themselves to help make our communities a great place to live. We have set our focus on those...

 

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