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 By Kody Farmer    News    May 20, 2020

Forever Grateful to a Community that is always willing to go above and beyond

2020 has been anything but usual in the terms of how we go about our daily lives. Beginning in the middle of March, we have had our lives turned upside down by circumstances that none of us were...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    April 29, 2020

37 Days: Paradise to Pandemic for Frank and Bettie Barber

It could be that once in a lifetime chance to get away that you spent a lifetime planning or at the very least thought about. Now it is on the presuppose of the trip actually taking place and the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 25, 2020

Local Athletes earn All-State Basketball Honors

Congratulations to Seniors L'Tia Lawrence, Brad Chichosz, and Sarah Billmayer, Juniors Reese Elliot, Ethan Bell, and Shyan Krass, and Sophomore Taya Trottier on your All State honors. Thank you for a...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    March 18, 2020

Seed Show Resilient Despite Winter Storm

Through the years the Oldest Continuously running Seed Show in the country has faced many obstacles. The 71st edition of the Montana Seed Show had the challenge of a severe winter storm to deal with...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    March 18, 2020

Marshall Catch Band puts on electrifying show

The Blaine County Fair Foundation has been hard at work for quite some time raising funds for a new indoor arena at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. There certainly have been some very positive results...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 18, 2020

Harlem thumps Colstrip 68-47 to win first ever Sate Tournament game in Butte

The Harlem Lady Cats didn't get the finish they had hoped for at the Class B State Girls Basketball Tournament in Butte this past weekend, but they did make history along the way. The tournament was...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    March 11, 2020

Don Ranstrom: Smokejumping, Hands Down Best Job I Ever Had

Too many of us "Smokejumpers" are a summertime fire fighting crew that cash in during the fire season, but in reality they are a highly trained and elite firefighting unit that is actively engaged in...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 11, 2020

State Tourney Bound: Lady Cats whip Glasgow to finish 3rd at Northern B Divisional

The Harlem Lady Cats have been on a roll the past few years, steadily rising from the bottom of the District 2B standings to perennial contenders for the championship. This past weekend in Shelby...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 4, 2020

'Beeters finish 4th at Northern C, Wildcats conclude season at Northern B

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and the Harlem Wildcats were both looking for a different outcome at the Northern C and Northern B Divisional Tournaments this past weekend but in the world of sport things of...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 4, 2020

Thunderbirds finish 4th in return to the Northern C Divisional

The 2019-20 basketball season is over for the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds and the Turner Tornadoes following play at the Northern C Divisional. The two teams were in Great Falls turning in their...

 

Lady Cats capture 2B Crown, Tornados 2nd, Thunderbirds 3rd at 9C

The first weekend of postseason action is in the books as the District 2B and District 9C Tournaments were played in Malta and Havre. Blaine County teams found plenty of success on the hardwood with...

 

Chinook headed back to the Northern C as No. 2 Seed, Wildcats No. 2 at Northern B

The District 2B and District 9C Tournaments are in the books and for the Chinook Sugarbeeters and the Harlem Wildcats their effort on the court will allow them to continue their seasons at this weeks...

 

Dunbar earns 5th place finish at State B/C, Leads Chinook to 3rd in Class C team race

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Wildcats were in Billings this past weekend as they concluded the 2020 High School wrestling season. When the dust settled Chinook sophomore Wyatt Dunbar had...

 

Cichosz scores 68 points in record breaking Senior Night performance

The final weekend of the high school basketball regular season was record breaking. Harlem senior Brad Cichosz torched the nets for 31 points in Harlem's 88-76 win over the Box Elder Bears Friday...

 

17-1 Lady Cats will take No. 1 Seed into the District 2B Tournament in Malta

The regular season high school Class B and Class C basketball seasons concluded this past weekend and now Blaine County teams have their sights set on District Tournaments. The District 2B Tournament...

 

6 Chinook and 2 Harlem Wrestlers advance to the State Tournament

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Wildcat wrestling teams were in Conrad this past Saturday at the Northern B/C Divisional. With realignment coming next year to include two divisional tournaments...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 29, 2020

10-2 'Beeters back on track following blow out wins over Big Sandy & Box Elder

he Chinook Sugarbeeter basketball team got back to playing their style of basketball this past weekend. The 'Beeters looked sharp in blowing past the District 9C third and fourth place teams. Friday...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 29, 2020

Thunderbirds soaring high after knocking off District No. 2 North Star 55-53

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds picked up a huge conference win Friday night in Gildford. In a back and forth battle with the North Star Knights it was the Thunderbirds that earned a hard fought 55-5...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 29, 2020

Chinook honors seniors, local wrestlers perform well in front of hometown fans

The Chinook Sugarbeeter and Harlem Wildcat wrestling teams are in the home stretch as they prepare for the Northern B Divisional in Conrad on February 8. On Friday the teams were in Chinook as the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    January 22, 2020

Recent trade deals provide a significant boost to area producers United States-Mexico-Canada, US-China Phase 1 and US Japan trade agreements end months of speculation

Regardless of what side of the aisle you find yourself on, or if you stand in the middle, the three recent trade deals signed into law by President Trump have impacted local farmers and ranchers in a...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 22, 2020

9-1 Wildcats stay hot, drop 17 from downtown in 110-63 win over Poplar

The Harlem Wildcats stayed hot from beyond the arc this past weekend improving to 9-1 in the season in the process. After scorching the nets for 15 three point bombs in a lopsided win over Glasgow,...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 22, 2020

No. 2 Harlem continues its march through the schedule, 10-0 at the midway point

The Harlem Lady Cats continued their winning ways this past weekend as they improved to 10-0 as we cross the midway point of the regular season. In the latest Class B Girls Power Poll the Lady Cats...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 22, 2020

Chinook, Harlem battle it out on the mat at the Bulldog Invitational in Choteau

The Chinook Sugarbeeter and Harlem Wildcat wrestling teams were in Choteau to take part in the annual Bulldog Invitational. The Sugarbeeters entered seven wrestlers in the tournament, five on the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    January 15, 2020

Shambo Camp: Providing Local Youth a Safe Place to Hang Out Derrick & Melissa Shambo provide a safe, stable environment focused on team building and self improvement

Melissa and Derrick Shambo have a good thing going just off Highway 66. Heading south through Blaine County, just before reaching the turnoff to Hays/Lodge Pole High School is 'Shambo Camp', a three...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 15, 2020

'Cats outlast 'Beeters 47-45, drain 15 3-Point buckets 74-34 win over Glasgow

The 'Game of the week' in Blaine took place in Chinook last Thursday with the 6-0 Sugarbeeters hosting the 5-1 Wildcats in a non-conference class between former Class B rivals. Of course the...

 

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