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 By Kody Farmer    News    December 12, 2018 

Local Schools doing their part to ensure everyone can have a Happy Holiday

Christmas is nearly upon us and the thought of spending time with family and friends warms us all. Some families find themselves in a position that has them feeling like they won't be able to...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 12, 2018 

2018 ends with improving drought conditions in Blaine County

The amount of water available and the fertility of soil has dictated the success of farmers since they first started planting fields way back when. Through the years we have developed means to improve...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 12, 2018 

Harlem Library's sixth Wine and Cheese Christmas! was well attended

Despite a rather cold evening, the recent Wine and Cheese Christmas! fundraiser hosted by Friends of the Harlem Library drew a large and enthusiastic crowd. First organized when James Hodgson offered...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 12, 2018 

Sugarbeeters blast Sunburst, top Power, Wildcats race past Lodge Grass

The first full week of the high school basketball season had plenty of action with the Chinook Sugarbeeters competing in Chester at the Hawks pre-season tournament, while the Harlem Wildcats and...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 12, 2018 

Sugarbeeters, Wildcats compete at Scottie Invitational

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Wildcats were in Chinook for the ‘Beeter Mixer on Friday and then competed in the Scottie Invitational in Glasgow on Saturday. The Sugarbeeters had four wrestlers in the field Saturday while the Wildcats entered...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 5, 2018

Harlem will hold its Annual Country Christmas and Chili Cook-off Sunday

December greeted Blaine County with a nice fresh blanket of snow and following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday we should all be in the Holiday spirit. Several Churches have or will be holding their annual bazaars and Christmas dinners,...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 5, 2018

Harlem Lumber is now in its new showroom, ready to serve the public

Rod Wagner and his wife Lorie took over operations of the Harlem Lumber store back in 2012 when they purchased the operation from Lorie's parents Charlie and Kay Brekke. Rod worked at the store for...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 5, 2018

Blaine County Fair Foundation adds Harmon to the Board

The Blaine County Fair Foundation recently added Jon Harmon to their Board of Directors. The departure of Mike Copenhaver from the Board created need for a new Board member. The Blaine County Fair Fou...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 5, 2018

Residents show tremendous support for a Community Wellness Center in Chinook

An ad-hoc group of citizens interested in developing a Community Wellness Center in Chinook/Blaine County began meeting back in September. The group, aware of each others common interests, developed...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 5, 2018

Sugarbeeter girls set to get 2018-19 season underway in Chester

The Chinook Sugarbeeter girls basketball team has been working hard in preparation for the 2018-19 season. The girls have been practicing for nearly three weeks now and are eager to play their first...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 5, 2018

Sugarbeeter boys set to get 2018-19 season underway in Chester

The Chinook Sugarbeeter boys basketball team returns to the court this season with their sights set on making a run at the Class C boys State Tournament in Billings, March 7-9. The 'Beeters battled...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 5, 2018

Harlem girls top Cut Bank 81-44, boys fall 67-60 in season opener

The Harlem Wildcat boys and girls basketball teams saw their first action of the 2018-19 season this past Saturday when they hosted the Cut Bank Wolves. The Lady Cats were dominant in their...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 5, 2018

Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds will get season started at Native American Classic

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbird boys and girls basketball teams have been working hard the past few weeks in preparation for the upcoming season and are excited to get things started this weekend....

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 5, 2018

Sugarbeeters Wildcats get season underway at Havre, Cascade Tournaments

The Chinook Sugarbeeters were in Havre for there first competition of the new year with four wrestlers competing. The Harlem Wildcats were in Cascade at the Badger Invitational. The 'Beeters...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 5, 2018

Turner girls and boys split games at North C Showcase in Glasgow

The Turner boys and girls basketball season got their 2018-19 seasons under way this past weekend with a pair of games at the Class C Showcase in Glasgow. The boys picked up a 64-29 win over Frazer...

 

Turner Tornadoes set to kick off 2018-19 season at Class C Showcase in Glasgow

The Winter Sports season is finally upon us and with that comes the start of the High School Basketball and Wrestling seasons. The Turner Tornado girls and boys basketball teams will be in action...

 

Sugarbeeter boys basketball to hold Black-Orange-White Scrimmage Saturday morning, public is welcome to watch

The Chinook Sugarbeeter boys basketball team will be holding a Black - Orange - White Scrimmage this Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Floyd Bowen Gymnasium. The ‘Beeters have 17 kids out this year and Head Coach Mike Seymour invites the public to come...

 

Six Sugarbeeters earn Northern C All-Conference Football Honors

The Chinook Sugarbeeters battled their way back into the Montana Class C Eight-man Football Playoffs this fall under the direction of first year Head Coach Mike Jones. The 'Beeter finished the season...

 

Sugarbeeters, Wildcats get 2018-19 season started this weekend

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Wildcat wrestling teams will get the 2018-19 season underway this weekend. The Wildcats will be in Cascade at the Badger Invitational this Friday and Saturday while...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 21, 2018

33rd Annual Parade of Lights, Festival of Trees happening this Friday

The 33rd Annual Parade of Lights and Festival of Trees takes place this Friday. As usual there is plenty going on during the day and throughout the night. The 8th Annual Festival of Trees will again...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 21, 2018

Wellness Center planning meeting in Chinook

Several community members have been getting together recently to discuss the possibility of bringing a Wellness/Community Center to the City of Chinook. The group includes Jayne and Aaron Morrow,...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 21, 2018

Blaine County Health, MSU Extension temporarily relocated to Court House

The winter snowfall that caused so much damage last spring is still disrupting activities as another winter approaches. The storm blanketed the region with record amounts of snow and caused...

 

3 Sugarbeeters earn All-Conference, 2 earn All-State volleyball honors

The Chinook Sugarbeeter volleyball team had a fantastic season this fall. The Sugarbeeters blazed their way through the District 6C-East undefeated, finishing a perfect 10-0, winning the District...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 14, 2018

Community Thanksgiving Dinner will again be served at the Chinook Senior Center

No one is exactly sure what year the first Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held in Chinook, but most agree it was in the 1980’s. First held in the Presbyterian Church, the event later moved to the Chinook Senior Center when the present facility...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 14, 2018

2018 General Election: Hutton, Laird, Colby win contested races in Blaine County

The 2018 Mid-term elections are finally over after months of political wrangling back and forth, especially at the Federal and State levels. In Blaine County there were three closely contested races:...

 

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