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Boy Scout Merit Badge College to be held in Havre: Higher Education for Hi-Line Scouts

Reporter's note: I saw a notice about a Boy Scout Merit Badge College to be held in Havre on a Saturday in January. Having written some stories about boys completing their Eagle Scout rank, I knew abo...

 

Chinook High School To Host State B/C Speech & Drama Tournament

Chinook High School is hosting the State B-C Speech & Drama tournament January 27-28. The two day tournament will be held on the campus of MSU-Northern. Over 350 student competitors from as many as 60 schools are expected to attend. Competition...

 

Aaniiih Nakoda will host evaluation from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Aaniiih Nakoda College will host a full-scale evaluation visit from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities on April 10-12, 2017. The purpose of the visit is to evaluate Aaniiih Nakoda College’s capacity to effectively achieve its...

 

Colonel James Forrest Jacobsen (Ret.), Helena, Mt

Colonel James Forrest Jacobsen (Ret.) passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016, in Helena, Montana. He was 75. Jim was born in Havre, a suburb of Chinook, Montana, on May 3, 1941, to Rich and Faye... Full story

 

Missoula Children's Theatre presents "Rapunzel" in Chinook this Saturday

Local children will take to the stage this Saturday for the annual Missoula Children's Theatre's (MCT) production. This year's play is "Rapunzel." It will be the 38th appearance of the traveling...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

When I was a boy there were lots of Oriental people in Havre. I am reminded of this because the Chinese New Year is January 28. Many Chinese and Japanese had come here to work on the railroad and when the railroad was finished they liked the country...

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

The number of donors presenting and the number of deferrals are presently unknown. However, it is known that a total of 47 units were collected on a goal of 50. There were no first time donors this...

 
 By Kristi Norby    News    January 18, 2017

Chinook Senior Citizens Center

We had a great turnout - 16 people in all - show up for the Public Card Party last Sunday. Dave Novak and Connie Stanley had a Double Pinochle. Mike Randall had high score and Marilyn Williamson had...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    January 18, 2017

Turner Talk

Tom and Lucy Fairbank enjoyed a weekend of basketball. They attended all of Turner’s games and then on Saturday they traveled to Havre and took in Northern’s games. Kirsti and Max Cederberg were to Havre for their annual Christmas Car Club...

 
 By Anita Reed    News    January 18, 2017

Hogeland Happenings

Susan Billmayer attended a Quick Books workshop in Havre on Thursday. Sandy Beck was in Chinook on Tuesday and played pinochle with a group of ladies at Trudy Brunner’s home. Emily Billmayer was home for the weekend, came home for the Homecoming ac...

 

MSU - Bozeman: Undergraduate Honor Rolls President's and Dean's list include local students

BOZEMAN -- Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2016. There are two MSU honor roll lists: the President’s and the Dean’s Honor Roll. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours to be on...

 

Blaine County Library News

"Blue Valley Songbird" starring Dolly Parton, will be the movie today. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served. "For Better or For Worse" will be the movie next week. If anyone...

 

Harlem Library News

One of the goals of the Harlem Public Library this year is to increase circulation. We challenge you to read more books from the library in 2017. The 2017 Reading Challenge encourages you to read at least 52 books this year. To help you keep on...

 
 By Katie Noel    News    January 18, 2017

Harlem Senior Center

Thank you, Barb McDonald, for the mesh fabric; Jan Egeland, for the cocoa and teas; Audrey Parnell, for the jigsaw puzzles. Wise Words! Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw FREE TAX HELP &...

 

Students named to Deans List at University of Montana Western

Press Release University of Montana - Western, Dillon, Montana The University of Montana Western named 488 students to the 2016 spring semester dean’s list. Of those students, six are from Chinook, Havre and Hays. To achieve this honor, students...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 18, 2017

Turner blows by Big Sandy 56-26, improve to 7-2 on the season

The Turner Tornadoes 56-26 win over the Big Sandy Pioneers this week gave them a 7-2 record as the season reached the midway point on the schedule. The Tornadoes suffered their second conference loss...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 18, 2017

Chinook Sugarbeeters are Live Streaming home basketball games

Chinook High School Athletic Director Paula Molyneaux has announced that Chinook High School has been granted permission from the MHSA to Live Stream home boys and girls basketball games. The Sugarbeeters games against Fort Benton this past weekend...

 
 By kody Farmer    Sports    January 18, 2017

Thunderbirds top Box Elder 70-64, 1st in 9C Hays/Lodge Pole improves to 9-1, Chinook to 7-3

The midway point of the high school basketball season has the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds in control of the District 9C The Thunderbirds picked up two more impressive wins over the weekend,...

 

Wrestlers shine at Chouteau Classic

The Chinook wrestlers this week took advantage of being able to watch the next level of wrestling. They attended the MSU Northern match against Dickinson State, where they watched Northern win the...

 

Stroh ranked #2 in NAIA

The #2 ranked wrestler in NAIA with a record of 27 and 2 this year Ben Stroh, a four-time state champion for Chinook in high school, wrestled his last match at Northern’s Armory gym last Thursday against Dickinson State. Thursday was Senior night...

 

Valley Clover 4H Club swims at Sleeping Buffalo

On January 8, 2017 the Valley Clover meeting was held at Sleeping Buffalo. Sleeping Buffalo is a Hot Springs east of Malta, about 17 miles out of town. The 4th meeting was called to order by President...

 

Turner Tornadoes celebrate homecoming

Homecoming candidates Rylee Conlan and Cody Welsh. Rylee is the daughter of Conita and Tim Conlan. Cody is a Sophomore and the son of Julie and Kurt Welsh. Also, Sarah Billmayer and Tracer Heilig....

 

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