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Articles from the January 25, 2017 edition

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Harlem High School nationally recognized for Achievement in 2016

November 22nd, 2016: The National Title I Association is pleased to announce that Harlem High School from Harlem, Montana has been named a National Title I Distinguished School by Montana state department of education. Harlem High School is one of...

 

MCT's "Rapunzel" a big hit with local audiences

The 38th annual local production by Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) did not disappoint this past Saturday afternoon. The stars were 50+ students who auditioned on Monday, after school, began...

 

Russell Nemetz featured speaker at Chinook Chamber's 2017 banquet

The Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet this past weekend at the Eagles Club. Members enjoyed a prime rib dinner, by chef Doug Mitchell and Shirley Fisher, met the officers who...

 

Fort Belknap Mid-Winter Fair "Honoring Our Past"

Philomayne (Shields) Tucker, named Travois Woman, appreciated the value of the Mid-Winter Fair in it’s many aspects. She participated in many areas beginning as a teacher creating an attractive booth to display the work of her elementary school...

 

LeValdo, Crantz complete Tribal Probation Academy

Tribal probation officers representing numerous tribes throughout the United States came together, to complete the Tribal Probation Academy, a three-week training series that addresses urgent public...

 

Chinook Area Chamber meets, discusses fund raising efforts

On January 11th, 2017 at 6:34 P.M. the Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce had their regular monthly meeting at the Chamber office on Main Street. In attendance were: Heather DePriest, Frank Pehrson, Jayne Morrow, Bonnie Weber, Robert Kelley, Hayley...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

When I was in college I had two good friends who were in college as well. One was my cousin Butch (James Lucke) and one was a high school mate by the name of Jim Dullenty. Jim went off to Journalism School at the University of Montana and Butch and...

 

William F. Stiffarm, Fort Belknap , Mt

William F. Stiffarm, Nah-Nee-Thoughts-ick "Stands Alone", 79, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Fort Belknap Health Services. Traditional Family Wake was held from 4:00 p.m. on Saturday,... Full story

 

(Stella) Maurine Overcast Nicholson Taylor, Chinook, Mt

(Stella) Maurine Overcast Nicholson Taylor, 87, of Chinook, MT passed away in January 15, 2017 at the Billings Clinic of natural causes. Maurine was born April 25, 1929 on the family farm 9 miles... Full story

 

Shawn A. Gilbert, Great Falls, Mt

Great Falls -Shawn Gilbert, 45, of Great Falls, surrounded by his family lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, January 12, 2017. A graveside service will be held in Harlem on May 13, 2017 at 2:00 p... Full story

 

Fannie Elizabeth (Deming) McKay, Chinook, Mt

Fannie Elizabeth (Deming) McKay died at Northern Montana Care Center in Havre on January 10th at the age of 100. Fannie was born to Raymond and Ada Deming on October 5, 1916 in Harlem, Mt. She... Full story

 

Deedie Mae (Bitz) Nimmick, Chinook, Mt

Deedie Mae (Bitz) Nimmick, 63, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 8, 2016, at Sweet Memorial Home in Chinook due to complications of early onset Alzheimer’s. Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Deedie’s Life will be held... Full story

 

Joanne Brekhus Estate Makes Donation to Grace Chapel

Havre, Montana – The Grace Chapel at the Northern Montana Care Center was recently bequeathed over $11,000 from the estate of Joanne Brekhus, a long-time Care Center employee. Christen Obresley, VP of Regulatory and Community Services at Northern...

 

MSU Blaine County Extension to hold Pasture and Range Pest Management Seminar February 1st

Ben Hauptman Blaine County Extension Agent, Office: (406) 357-3200 Press Release MSU Blaine County Extension will be holding a seminar to inform producers on how to control noxious weeds in the area,...

 

Turner Talk

Glenna Ammen has returned from Castle Rock, CO where she went to spend the Christmas holidays with her daughter and son in law. She attended basketball games in Turner since her return. Bill and Mary Hake were to Brenda Maloney’s belated birthday...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Reminder to Members: The Hogeland Lutheran Church’s Annual meeting is going to be held on Sunday, Feb. 5 following the 11:30 church service and potluck dinner. Wally and Loretta Beck attended the basketball games in Turner on Saturday afternoon...

 

Take a minute for some paraprosdokians, neologisms and other stuff

Most every reader has some curiosity about words-what a new word means or what the origin of a common word or saying might be. Despite the ascendency of technology in how we communicate, there are...

 

Recess made fun...with snow!

The students at Turner Public School had a blast last week during recess prior to the warmer temps and winds that melted a good share of the snow. But, prior to that, the kiddos had a blast digging...

 

Blaine County Library

The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting today at 11:00 a.m. in the library meeting room. "For Better or For Worse" will be the movie at 1:00 p.m. today....

 

Harlem Library News

Did you know February is “Love Your Library” month? This year the Harlem Library will celebrate with a Mardi Gras theme “Let the Good Times Roll at Your Library!” Each time you check out material your name will be entered into a drawing to...

 
 By Katie Noel    News    January 25, 2017

Harlem Senior Center

Thank You, Thank You... To Diane Peterson for the potatoes; To Chuck Wasser for the roast pork; To Phyllis Culbertson for the Christmas decorations; To Kay Brekke for the dish towels. Harlem High...

 
 By Kristi Norby    News    January 25, 2017

Chinook Senior Citizens Center

Congratulations to Art Kleinjan. He was voted in as the new president of the North Central Area Agency on Aging Council at our meeting in Chester on Friday. What an honor for Chinook! We are so lucky to have him represent the 13 agencies that make up...

 

Blaine County Wrestlers shine in front of hometown fans, in Malta Saturday

The Week of wrestling exploded in Blaine County by bringing over one hundred wrestlers to the mats here in the county. On Thursday Hays Lodge Pole opened the week with a long overdue mixer on their...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 25, 2017

'Beeters back on the winning track with wins over Hays/Lodge Pole, Big Sandy; Turner sweeps Dodson

The Chinook Sugarbeeters regained their winning ways this past week with a pair of wins over the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds Friday night 45-34 and the Big Sandy Pioneers Saturday 54-30 to even...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 25, 2017

Thunderbirds continue to roll, Chinook and Turner pick up conference wins

There are only three weeks left in the High School boys basketball season and the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds continue to roll through their regular season schedule. The Thunderbirds picked up two...

 

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