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2018 - 2019: A Tale of Two Winters...

We began 2018 with our streets covered in snow, sky high heating bills and extreme cold but what a difference a year makes! The mild winter has began to spoil us a bit as kids are riding their bikes...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

MSU Extension Winter Beef Symposium Begins Tomorrow

The MSU Blaine County Extension Service, in collaboration with the MSU Hill County Extension, Havre Chamber Agri-business, and Northern Ag Research Center (NARC), invites area producers to their Winter Beef Symposium on January 10 and January 24 at...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Chinook FFA to Host Stockmanship Clinic with Tom Curtin

On Tuesday, January 15, the Chinook Chapter of the FFA will be hosting a stockmanship clinic with stockmanship expert Tom Curtin. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Commercial...

 

South of the Border In the Sweet Grass Hills

Columnist's note: Alert readers will recall that mid-December my wife Sherry and I moved to Whitlash. For the next year Sherry will be the "pastor in residence" for the Whitlash Community...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

'The Birds & The Bees': Local Pheasants Forever Chapter Forms Partnerships to Enhance Habitat

In most contexts and conversations, the phrase “the birds and the bees” is a metaphor for explaining the mechanics of reproduction to younger children. Relying on imagery of bees pollinating and eggs hatching enables parents to portray sex as...

 

2019-20 Montana Community Foundation Scholarship Applications are Now Available

Helena, Mont., January 2, 2019 – Applications for Montana Community Foundation (MCF) scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year are now available for Montana students. Last year, MCF awarded more than $430,000 in scholarships to 138 Montana...

 

Statewide Blewett Wrestling Scholarships Offered for 13th Consecutive Year

For the thirteenth year in a row Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III, a trial lawyer from the personal injury law firm of Hoyt & Blewett PLLC in Great Falls, Montana, has offered three $1,000 scholarships to the top student/wrestlers around the state of...

 

Local Author Jack G. Young to Showcase his books at the Harlem Library, February 19th

Local author, Jack G. Young, will be showcasing his two recently published books "Down Range" and "The Wolf" at the Harlem Public Library Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 P.M. Young is a history teacher...

 

Attention Class of 2019 Graduates

It may be January but it is not to early to start thinking about getting all your graduation information to us at the Blaine County Journal/News Opinion. We would like to remind everyone from all of our Blaine County High Schools: Chinook, Harlem,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Blaine County Library Book Club Will Meet on January 14

Free People Reading Freely, the Blaine County Library Book Club, will hold its fourth meeting on Monday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. The book club is reading 2017’s Top Ten Most Challenged Books, so any interested readers—whether they have attended...

 
 By Jane Krass    News    January 9, 2019

Hogeland Happenings

Word was received this week of the death of Eldora Rosling, former teacher in Turner and wife of Superintendent Bernie Rosling in the late 80’s in Minnesota. Jessica and Davion Reed of Las Vegas, NV visited Grandpa and Grandma Krass during the day...

 

Billie Lee Briere Watkins

Billie Lee Briere Watkins, age 71 of Sebring, passed away peacefully at her home on December 30 surrounded by her family. Billie Was born on June 6, 1947 in Havre, Montana to Albert D. and Lucille P....

 

Tennyson (Tenny) Leonard Doney

Tennyson (Tenny) Leonard Doney, 78, died at home Dec.30, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He now rests peacefully with our Lord and Creator. Tenny was born in Hays, MT on Oct.13, 1940 to...

 

Marty Lone Bear Jr.

Marty Lone Bear Jr. passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at his home. A Rosary service was held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Chief Nosey Center in Lodge Pole, Montana. Funeral services...

 

Maxine MOREHOUSE

Maxine Morehouse, age 83, of Helena passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. A memorial service celebrating Maxine’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th at Plymouth Congregational Church, 400 South Oakes Street in Helena....

 

HARLEMLIBRARY

Please join in the 2019 Reading Challenge to read 52 (or more!) books this year. The Book Challenge for January is to read a book you meant to read in 2018. The complete list of monthly Book Challenges is printed below in the paper. Tech Time is...

 

Blaine County Library

The movie today will be The Greatest Showman at 1:00 p.m. It is rated PG and runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served. "I Can Only Imagine" will...

 

Chinook Senior Center

Thank you to all the people who donated books and puzzles this past week. We do so appreciate getting new titles to read and puzzles to piece. If you are interested in volunteering occasionally please contact Marlane at the center and set up a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Pheasants Forever Builds a Wildlife Area along the Teton River

Last February, the Pheasants Forever Organization purchased approximately 279 acres of mixed riparian/wetland, grass prairie, and dryland crop ground 45 minutes North of Great Falls along the Teton Ri...

 

HARLEMSENIORCENTER

In Appreciation - Thank you to Herman and Rita Gebert for the tea and hot chocolate for the New Year’s Eve Party. Thank you to North Harlem Colony for the cake and bread for the New Year’s Eve Party. Remember - Senior Center Membership dues for...

 

2019 Fort Belknap Mid-winter Fair set to Honor 1904 Fort Shaw Girls Basketball Team

On February 5-9, 2019 the Mid Winter Fair will be dedicated to the 1904 World Champion Fort Shaw Indian Girls Basketball Players. Team members included Rose LaRose, Flora Lucero, Katie Snell, Minnie...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Blaine County Beacon

The word beacon has its origin in Old English when its meaning referred to a signal or lighthouse. Beacons were used not only by ships and later by airfields as a warning or guidance system but as a...

 
 By Clara Laird    News    January 9, 2019

Valley Clovers 4-H Club November Report

The November meeting for the Valley Clovers 4-H club was held at the Meadowlark Elementary School at 1:00 pm on November 18, 2018. The president called the meeting to order and then we said the American and 4-H pledge. After that, the officers read...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Wagons, Riders Needed: For Milk River Wagon Train Company's 50th Anniversary

The Milk River Wagon Train Company is gearing up for their 50th Annual Milk River Wagon Train trail ride, which will take place from August 28—September 2. Although the approximately 48-mile trek from Zortman to Malta won’t occur until late summe...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 9, 2019

Sugarbeeters top Harlem 79-45, Turner 77-19 to remain unbeaten at 8-0

The Chinook Sugarbeeters boys basketball team got 2019 off to a fast start as they opened up with a pair of wins over the Harlem Wildcats, 79-45 on Thursday and the Turner Tornadoes 77-19 Saturday nig...

 

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