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Experiencing an old Seattle holiday tradition

A man at the church we've been attending while dog/house sitting in Woodinville, Washington, was offering to take folks on his 50-foot boat to cruise in Seattle's annual Christmas Ship Festival. The...

 

Fulltimers were workamping, sugar beet harvesting and selling Christmas trees

While currently doing our annual dog/house sitting in Woodinville, Washington my wife and I decided we wanted a Christmas tree. We stopped at a tree lot near the local Safeway to buy a suitable tree....

 

It's baaack! Harlem Library's Wine and Cheese Fundraiser set for December 7

After a two year hiatus (yes, 'due to COVID') the Wine and Cheese Fundraiser to support Harlem Public Library is back. Inaugurated in 2013 the holiday fundraiser helps support some of the local...

 

A smattering of observed curiosities from western Washington state

It's that time of the year, my wife and I are back in Woodinville, WA (east suburb of Seattle) dog/house sitting while the owners spend some time in Florida. The couple owns an Airbnb we used several...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    November 9, 2022

LaTray family's eight sons served in nation's military

Several months ago Shirley Gardipee, a former Chinookian now living in Shelby, told me about the LaTray family that once lived on the north side of Chinook. William and Jenny (Gardipee) LaTray had 18...

 

Philipsburg has more than just a famous candy store

Alert readers may recall two of my recent stories (visits to Anaconda/Butte and Basin) were about what we saw on a "surprise tour of Montana" for my wife's birthday. The following story is about the...

 

Locals learn pine cone art

A one-afternoon craft workshop was held last week at the Chinook Senior Center. The class focused on how to create holiday decorations using pine cones as the basic decorative material. Six locals...

 

Where the "Copper Kings" reigned

I recently wrote about my wife and I visiting the Merry Widow Health Mine in Basin, Montana. Before that stop we stayed three days in the Anaconda/Butte area and had the opportunity to learn about...

 

A first visit to the Merry Widow Health Mine

On a recent outing to southwest Montana my wife and I made an overnight stop in Basin in order to visit the Merry Widow Health Mine. Sherry, my wife, has wanted to visit Basin for some time as she...

 

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...

 

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