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Lecture on Modernism in Montana art well received

A small but enthusiastic audience enjoyed a lecture on Modernism in Montana art by MSU professor Dr. Michelle Corriel. Blaine County Museum Director Samantha French said she was pleased with the...

 

Chinook students revisit the old Sparkle Clean-up event

hinook Lions to celebrate a nearly century old event in the town. Last Friday morning kindergartners through junior high students joined to do a litter clean-up around Chinook. The result was a half...

 

MSU professor to speak about history of modernism in Montana art

Dr. Michele Corriel, an Assistant Teaching Professor at MSU-Bozeman, will present a virtual lecture at 2pm on Saturday, September 24 at the Blaine County Museum in Chinook. Corriel will describe the...

 

Finley Family Features Fun!

I was recently invited by Ken and Jeff Finley to attend a birthday party for Jeff and Lynette Finley's oldest grandchild who turned ten. The father-son team described the event as "our first trial...

 

Consultants meet with representatives of Milk River Churches

Rev. Dr. Loren and Becky Shellabarger, Iowa-based consultants who help small churches cope with changes, were in Chinook recently to meet with representatives of the recently named Milk River...

 

HHS Class of '72: finally, a class reunion

After 50 years, the Harlem High School Class of 1972 held a class reunion, their first. Several commented that over the years there had been attempts to schedule a reunion, but it never happened. One...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 31, 2022

CHS class of 1972 held their 50th reunion

The class of 1972 was one of the larger graduating classes from Chinook High and they held their 50th class reunion two weeks ago. According to Evelyn (Jergeson) Schubert, one of the reunion's...

 

Germans with local connection do presentation for seniors

Millie Hall Walter, daughter of Ben and Patti Hall, was back in Chinook recently with her family on a visit from where she now lives in Germany. Stefan, her husband, and their eight-year old son...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 24, 2022

Blaine County's first Museum Day Camp drew a sizeable crowd

Last week the Blaine County Museum hosted its first ever "Day Camp for Kids." The day camp had separate morning and afternoon sessions, drawing 35 kids total. Samantha (Sam) French, the Museum's...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 24, 2022

Last yearling sale is the end of an era on Clear Creek

About two weeks ago a working relationship in Blaine County ended between two long standing agricultural businesses. Don and Tanis Ross of the Ross 8 Bar 7 Ranch, Inc. sold the last yearlings they wil...

 

Ancient Order of the Deep: Lutefisk Eaters

When my wife and I moved to North Dakota we lived among a lot of Norwegians, a new experience for us. We'd never heard of lutefisk...and certainly never eaten it. We learned a lot about "lutefisk and...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 10, 2022

Chinook American Lutheran quilters said, "Thank you for your service!"

"Thank you for your service" was a short declaration but backed by lots of hard work and emotion. The short statement was spoken as two representatives of the women's quilting group at the American Lu...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 3, 2022

They're back... Turkey vultures make annual visit to Chinook

Alert "Journal" readers will recall a story I wrote back in 2017 about turkey vultures-the huge black birds often seen gliding over Chinook and its environs. I first noticed them a few years ago on...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 27, 2022

Montana Wounded Warriors: providing comradery and healing to combat wounded vets

Recently Keith Hanson, co-owner of the "Journal," told me about a conversation he had with Josh Brown who lives in Havre. Josh is part of the American Legion Riders in Havre, a motorcycle club that...

 

You know you're on the Hi-Line if...

Readers of a certain age may recall little "jokes" that people used to make about where they grew up or where they were currently living. The jokes were usually introduced with something like, "You...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 27, 2022

2021-2022 YAVs) celebrated at farewell event

Young Adult Volunteers Emma Kate Lander (from Maryland) and Brendan Stump (from West Virginia) were honored Sunday evening at a "farewell cookout" at Sweet Park in Chinook. The YAV program is in its...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 20, 2022

New parish has a new name: Milk River Churches

Back in November, 2021, Dr. Loren Shellabarger a retired Presbyterian minister and adjunct seminary professor, conferred with interested members from five churches in Havre, Chinook and Harlem. He...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 20, 2022

Rock painting: supporting mental health and missions

Rock painters have been hard at work in the Chinook area recently. Early this year Blaine County's Local Advisory Council for Mental Health (LARC) hosted several painting sessions with various groups...

 

Discovering spectacular sculptures in an unlikely place

This is the season when travelers make elaborate plans to visit special places. To get to that desired "destination point" may require making reservations well ahead of the planned visit. Additional...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Cinco de Mayo and the American Civil War

Alert readers will be aware that tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo-the May 5th annual celebration of Hispanic culture and its role in the U.S. The holiday is based on an event in Mexico but not widely...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    April 13, 2022

Recent streaming class part of move to "reenergize the Center"

More than 25 locals came to learn about streaming at the recent class in Chinook conducted by Triangle Communications. Streaming is an electronic delivery method that allows consumers to access...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 30, 2022

Skills, patience, and pride bring smiles

Alert readers may recall a story I did in 2017 about Roy Case's evolving Western Cedar Birdhouse business/hobby. Using scrap ends of cedar boards left over from another project he began building...

 

First St. Urho Day celebration a done deal in Chinook

Well, first let me apologize for a big "whoops." Over time writing about St. Urho I somehow morphed in to an incorrect spelling of the made-up name of the patron saint of the Finnish vineyard...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 23, 2022

Triangle to offer "How to Stream" class in Chinook

Are you interested in learning how to drop your satellite or cable TV but still be able to watch the local news? Triangle Communications, in cooperation with the Chinook Senior Center, will be...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 16, 2022

Five Local congregations begin joint celebrations of Easter season

The "five congregations from three towns" recently celebrated a joint service for Ash Wednesday. Over the years some of the congregations have gathered to celebrate together. This is the first Easter...

 

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