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Articles from the January 10, 2024 edition


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  • BNSF Railway Conducts Safety Assembly at Harlem Elementary

    Janice Gilham Harlem Elementary|Jan 10, 2024

    Right before the Holiday break, Harlem Elementary students were treated to exciting, yet educational, assemblies presented by employees of BNSF Railway Company. The presentation was titled, "Operation Lifesaver," and the speakers were Oaken Wergin – Manager of Safety, Darin L. Wynn – Safety Facilitator, and Jacey Tinney – Supervisor of Engineering Support. These BNSF representatives took the time to prepare seven different presentations geared to each individual grade level from kinde...

  • Jim Doyle sworn in as new Blaine County Justice of the Peace

    Steve Edwards|Jan 10, 2024

    Late December, 2023, Jim Doyle was sworn in as the new Blaine County Justice of the Peace. He replaced outgoing Judge Perry Miller who resigned due to health issues. No stranger to the Justice Court office, Doyle was most recently the Justice Court Administrator. He has been with the Justice Court for nearly twenty-seven years. Doyle was selected and approved as the new judge from applicants who applied to fill the vacancy. His selection was made and approved by the Blaine County Commissioners....

  • Turner High School Holds Induction Ceremony Recently

    Diana Maloney|Jan 10, 2024

    The Turner High School recently held a National Honor Society at their school. Four students were inducted into the group with a cafeteria filled with students, parents, grandparents, and staff. Advisor, Mrs. Shelly Harmon led the induction. President, Hannah Richman, gave a welcome and introductory remarks after Turner Chapter officers, members, Faculty, and Superintendent were introduced. Honor Society members are: President: Hannah Richman Vice President: Cassidy Grabofsky Secretary: Trent...

  • Tescha Hawley Recognized as a Top 10 CNN Hero

    Press Release CNN Heroes|Jan 10, 2024

    L The Day Eagle Hope Project, inspired by Tescha Hawley, a member of the Gros Ventre tribe on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, was recognized as a Top 10 CNN Hero during CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Sunday, Dec. 10. Day Eagle Hope Project was celebrated by CNN Heroes for its work toward helping victims of cancer and healthy food sustainability. Presenting the award was actress Edie Falco, who made a special appearance to present the honor to Tescha Hawley, founder of the nonprofit, in...

  • Harlem Library

    Jan 10, 2024

    Read more in 2024! I hope that is your goal and you also include taking advantage of all the services your local library has to offer. Here are some new titles to get you started on your reading journey. “The Leftover Woman” is a novel by Jean Kwok. Jasmine Yang arrives in New York City fleeing from an abusive husband and searching for her daughter who was taken from her at birth. Publishing executive Rebecca Whiney has a high-powered career, wealth, and an adopted Chinese daughter she adores. These two unforgettable women are on a col...

  • Blaine County Library

    Jan 10, 2024

    We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The holidays are a slow time at the library. We used the time to do some cleaning, weeding, and updating our book collection. We put many new books in the on-going book sale, located in the entry of the library. Books are 50 cents each or 3 for $1.00 or you can grab a bag from one of the librarians and fill it for $3.00! We also have back issues of magazines in the entry that are free for the taking. Winter programs are now under way at the library. Some of our programs have changed...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Jan 10, 2024

    Hello From the Chinook Social Senior Center!! We have had another wonderful week here. We celebrated the New Year together on 1-2-24, with Pinochle, Cribbage, Cornhole and many treats. We had a great turnout. If you weren’t here, you should have been. FUN is good! We also are still having Painting classes, with Jack Brandon on Wednesdays @ 1:00. These are super fun. FUN is good! We are STILL IN NEED of VOLUNTEERS, WHO COULD REAP THE BENEFIT OF JOY, by spending about 3 hours on a given day, to help out. These duties include setting the t...

  • Letter To The Editor

    Friends and Neighbors|Jan 10, 2024

    Happy New Year The Hwy 2 Assoc continues it’s efforts, as it has for 22 years, to fulfill it’s Mission - “To Enhance the Economic Viability of Northern Montana Communities by constructing an Adequate Hwy # 2 that would allow communities to compete for and attract businesses” Adequate has been defined by the business community in that 80% of businesses locate in or near communities that have a four lane highway. Surveys have revealed that the # 1 consideration of a business that looks to locate or relocate, “Is there an Adequate Transport...

  • James Edward "Big Jim" Inman

    Jan 10, 2024

    ames Edward "Big Jim" Inman earned his angel wings on January 1, 2024. Jim was born to Bob and Nancy Inman at Sacred Heart Hospital in Havre on June 12th, 1949 joining his older brother Joe at the family home in Chinook. Jim was the second oldest of 10 siblings. He was very proud of his wild and crazy family!! Having lived his entire life in Chinook he was a great Sugarbeeter fan! His life-long love of sports began at an early age when he played Little League baseball then as manager of the... Full story

  • Connie McGuire Fetter

    Jan 10, 2024

    Connie McGUIRE Fetter, 68, passed away at home on December 28, 2023, following a long, courageous battle with the multiple complications of Hepititis C, a condition she fought since receiving a blood transfusion following the birth of her twin boys in 1986. Connie, along with her twin sister, Candy, was born August 18, 1955, to Bernard and Beth (Richman) McGuire in Havre, Montana. She was raised in Harlem and graduated from Harlem High School. On Aug 31, 1972, she married Ed Fetter, her high... Full story

  • Elisabeth Mosser O'Brien

    Jan 10, 2024

    Elisabeth Mosser O'Brien was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in April 1925 to Norman Mosser Sr. And Anna Schroeder Mosser. She was raised in Chinook with her older brothers Norman Mosser Jr. And Doug Mosser. One of the highlights of her youth was going on a month-long family trip to the 1939 World's Fair in New York and a tour of the east coast. Elisabeth graduated from Chinook High School and was valedictorian of the class of 1943. After graduation, she and some friends moved to San Diego to... Full story

  • Joy "Sug" Kathleen Hokanson

    Jan 10, 2024

    Joy "Sug" Kathleen Hokanson joined her husband of 55 years in heaven on December 31, 2023, arriving in time for them to celebrate the New Year the way they always had, dancing the night away. She was born on March 15, 1946, to Ernest and Bernice Peterson, living west of Big Sandy on the farm owned now by her brother, Bruce and Evelyn Peterson. She attended North Star Country School until she was 9 years old, when her dad, Ernest finished building their home in Big Sandy. Sug continued schooling... Full story

  • James Nesslar

    Jan 10, 2024

    James Nesslar passed away on December 31, 2023, at the age of 88 from natural causes. James was born on December 31, 1935 in Chinook, MT to Frank and Mina Nesslar. He attended and graduated from Chinook High School. He married Janice Beard, and from that union, they were blessed with four children. James is survived by his children, Shauna Brown, Bonnie (Curt) Nesslar, Mike (Heather) Nesslar and Scott (Gail) Nesslar. He was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was... Full story

  • Joice Unruh

    Jan 10, 2024

    Joice Unruh, 92, passed away in the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook, December 21, 2023. A service was held at the Wilderness Funeral Home, 500 Indiana St. in Chinook, Montana at 1:00 PM on January 8, 2024. Joice was born on October 30, 1931 in Havre, MT. She married Russell Unruh on June 23, 1949. Joice and Russell ranched together north of Chinook with their son Gary. They had six children; Sheri, David, Gary, Mark, Vicki, and Russell. Joice was a very creative and talented artist. She... Full story

  • New Year's Wishes--- Hello God, it's me, Mara

    Jan 10, 2024

    You know, Lord, a New Year has dawned and as we flick the calendar to the New Year, we come face to face with the fact that our days on earth are numbered. As we turn to this clean, fresh, new page on the calendar we’re also aware that we have a new day, a new year, in our lives. It is up to us to fill in those pages. Please help us to choose wisely, Lord, as we forget about the past and begin to look forward to what You have in store for us. Your Word is full of promises for us, all-be-it, we are Your way-ward, stubborn, stiff-necked c...

  • Lady Cats Edge HLP 63-58 & Blows by Nashua 56-15

    Kody Farmer|Jan 10, 2024

    The Harlem Lady Cats and Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds began the new year in Hays, where they played in front of a full Thunderdome crowd packed with faithful fans that were entertained to the fullest by excellent performances from both teams. It was a battle from the start with both teams taking different leads throughout the contest. In the end, it was the Lady Cats that held a 15-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. On Saturday afternoon, the Lady Cats played well, scoring early and often...

  • 8-0 'Beeters Top Fairfield 51-38, Pummel Cut Bank 78-15

    Kody Farmer|Jan 10, 2024

    The Chinook Sugarbeeter girls' basketball team began the New Year with a pair of District 1B Conference tilts. On Friday night, the girls traveled to Fairfield to take on the Eagles in a big early season contest. The 'Beeters controlled the contest from start to finish, using a strong finish to earn a 51-38 win. On Saturday, the 'Beeters welcomed the Cut Bank Wolves to town and put together a huge first half effort as they improved to 8-0, following a 78-15 win over the Wolves. Friday night,...

  • Wildcats top Hays Lodge Pole & Take Down Nashua

    Kody Farmer|Jan 10, 2024

    The Harlem Wildcats and the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds kicked off the new year this past Tuesday in a contest that drew a huge crowd to the Thunder Dome where fans were cheering on the efforts of both teams. The Wildcats came away with an 81-56 win over the Thunderbirds. The Wildcats jumped out to an early 21-10 lead behind seven points from sophomore Matt Billmayer and sophomore Cole McCabe. Junior William Hughes led the Thunderbirds with five points. Harlem pushed the lead to a 38-14...

  • Bears & Longhorns slip by Tornadoes

    Kody Farmer|Jan 10, 2024

    The Turner Tornadoes began their 2024 this past Friday with a road contest against the undefeated Box Elder Bears. Turner took the Bears to the edge, falling in a hard-fought 46-38 setback. Friday afternoon, they welcomed the Fort Benton Longhorns and again turned in a solid effort, dropping another tough battle to the Longhorns 43-35. Against the Bears last Tuesday, the Tornadoes defense played well, holding the undefeated Bears to an 11-point first quarter, getting a triple and five points...

  • Hays/Lodge Pole Boys and Girls Fall To Big Sandy Pioneers

    Kody Farmer|Jan 10, 2024

    The Hays/Lodge Pole girls' and boys' basketball team headed to Big Sandy on Saturday afternoon to take on the Pioneers. In the girls' contest, it was Big Sandy that collected a 51-32 win over the Thunderbirds. In the boys' contest, it was the Pioneers, again, securing a 92-61 win. On Saturday, the teams were home to face the Rocky Boy Stars, where the boys fell 71-32 while the girls were victorious, 48-40 On Friday afternoon in Big Sandy, the Thunderbirds got a solid performance from Junior...

  • Beeters & Wildcats perform well at CJI Mixer & Find Success in Cut Bank

    Kody Farmer|Jan 10, 2024

    The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Wildcats took to the mat on Thursday at the Chester/Joplin-Inverness mixer. Friday and Saturday the teams took part in the Wolves Invitational. Both teams performed well Saturday afternoon, with the 'Beeter boys placing one in the invitational while the 'Beeter girls placed three. The Harlem Lady Cats had a number find their way to the podium. The 'Beeter boys got a solid effort from freshman Walter Schoen, who finished fourth at 160 pounds, going 3-2,...

  • Tornadoes Blast Fort Benton and Fall to Box Elder

    Kody Farmer|Jan 10, 2024

    The Turner boys' basketball team was back in action this past Friday and Saturday, hoping to get the year started on a positive note. On Friday, the boys were in Box Elder to challenge Box Elder in a district 9C clash. The Bears took an early lead and never looked back, taking down the Tornadoes 87-69. Saturday, the Tornadoes hosted the Fort Benton Longhorns and played solid basketball for 32 minutes. Turner built a small lead early and continued to build on it for the rest of the contest,...

  • 'Beeter Boys Fall to Fairfield and Cut Bank to start the New Year

    Kody Farmer|Jan 10, 2024

    Friday The 'Beeter boys kicked off 2024 with a road contest in Fairfield this past Friday. The 'Beeters were looking to get the new year started on the right foot and put together a solid effort from start to finish. Chinook played well and held the Eagles in check for much of the contest. In the end, the Eagles had a little more in the tank, pulling out a 74-67 win. Saturday they were back in the friendly confines of the Factory to host the Cut Bank Wolves in another District 1B clash. The Wolv...

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