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Newly elected Blaine County officials sworn in

This past November Blaine County held its mid-term election and on Thursday, December 27, 2018 District Court Judge Yvonne Laird swore in (L-R): Tori MacLean - Blaine County Treasurer, Tammy Williams...

 By Donna Miller    News    January 2, 2019

USDA Market Facilitation Program Deadline Approaches

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind producers of certain commodities about the USDA Market Facilitation Program (MFP) deadline of January 15, 2019. The MFP will assist agricultural producers to meet some of the costs of disrupted markets...

 By Donna Miller    News    January 2, 2019

Several new hires highlight Blaine Counties New Year

Just as the layers of a lake experience turn-over with the changing of the season, Blaine County is experiencing turnover, with multiple new hires. The Road and Bridge Department has seen several new...

 By Carla Jenewein    News    January 2, 2019

Blood Drive to be held in Chinook, January 8th

The next Red Cross Blood Drive will be Tuesday, January 8th 2019 in Chinook at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please stop by and join the Red Cross in giving your life saving blood. All blood types are urgently needed and each pint of...


Pizza Hut Fundraiser for Muller Family

In the early hours of Tuesday, December 18, 2018, John Muller, co-owner of McNair Furniture of Rudyard, his wife Christine, and their nephew Justin, all of Kremlin, were shaken awake by a loud noise and heavy smoke in their home. They were all able...


Nan Gabriel selected as Community Planner for Bear Paw Development

HAVRE – Bear Paw Development Corporation recently hired Nan Gabriel as the organization's Director of Community Planning, with responsibility for assisting local governments with their planning...


Harlem Library

Happy New Year from the library! Hopefully one of your resolutions is to use the library more. We have so many services and programs to take advantage of. Perhaps you would like to join in the reading challenges this year. The 2019 Reading Challenge...


Chinook Senior Center

Happy New Year. Welcome 2019. I always have trouble making that change from the old year to the new year. Sometimes I get it so mixed up I even revert back to the 1900s. The Food Bank board will be meeting here on January 8th. The Public card party...


Harlem Senior Center

By Connie Zanto Thank You to Libby Kuntz for the pears and oranges: Harlem High School and Craig Todd for all the poinsettias for each tenant. They are so beautiful and very much appreciated. I would personally like to thank each one who has made it...


Ardis Evelyn Hewitt

Ardis Evelyn Thomsen was born January 31,1927 to Elsie Katherine Hagedorn and Andrew Jeppe Thomsen in Hendricks, Minnesota. She was raised on the family farm near Hendricks MN along with 5 siblings-a... Full story


William Willard "Bill" Bilger Jr.,

Lifelong Blaine County resident William Willard "Bill" Bilger Jr., 97, passed away on December 22, 2018 at the Sweet Nursing Home in Chinook, MT. A service celebrating his life was held at Edwards... Full story



CLARICE Y. KEGEL, - Fargo, ND. 1924-2018, Clarice Yvonne Habedank Kegel (Ken), formerly of Turner MT, died December 19, 2018 in Fargo ND. A memorial service will be held in the spring in Turner.... Full story


Blaine County Library

Information spells growth in Montana communities Libraries have always been first-line resources for information. This point is true in the 21st century more than ever. Public trust in other information sources may be declining, but librarians remain...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 2, 2019

'Beeter boys sit atop 9C, Harlem girls earn No. 3 ranking in Class 'B' Girls Power Poll

High School basketball will return this weekend with a full slate of games as teams return to the hardwood for the first time in 2019. Heading into the holiday break the Chinook Sugarbeeter boys...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 2, 2019

'Beeters puttin' in plenty of work on the mat during the holiday break

The Chinook Sugarbeeters finished 2018 strong and are looking to carry that momentum into the new year. Chinook Co-Head coaches Perry Miller and Adam Tilleman are excited about their team as they...


Montana Youth Challenge Academy Hosts 39th Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony for Class 39, of the Montana Youth Challenge Academy, was held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 on the campus of University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana. MYCA...


Montana Stockgrowers Association, CattleWomen hold Annual Trade Show

The Annual Montana Stockgrowers Association and the Montana CattleWomen met for their Annual Convention & Trade Show Decenber 11-13, 2018 in Billings, Montana. The American National CattleWoman... Full story


Lloyada Ladies Homemakers Club hold Christmas Exchange

The Lloyada Ladies Homemakers Club held their Christmas Exchange and Reorganization Meeting at the Montana Style Bed and Breakfast in North Havre on December 9, 2018. Everyone enjoyed a Lobster/Fish...


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