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Articles from the January 27, 2021 edition

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Native cowboy artist used materials at hand to make unique art

Blaine County Museum Curator/Manager Samantha French asked me recently what I knew about a piece of art on canvas that once covered a chuckwagon on the Miller Brothers ranch. The piece of canvas has...


Grants Awarded to Benefit Blaine County

The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) announces the grantees of the Blaine County Community Foundation Fund benefiting the communities and residents of Blaine County. The Blaine County Community Foundation Fund was established at MCF by...

 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021

Spectrum Announces Plans to Bring High-Speed Broadband to Several Hi-Line Communities

On January 20, Spectrum announced plans to extend its advanced network to several Hi-Line communities, bringing high-speed broadband to residential and business customers in Chinook, Harlem, and Malta in the coming months. “We are focused on...

 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021

U.S. Postal Service Releases Updated 2020 Post-Election Analysis

On January 19, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released an updated 2020 Post-Election Analysis that outlined the agency’s performance in delivering a record 136 million ballots and Election Mailpieces during the 2020 General Election and the two...

 By Diana Maloney    News    January 27, 2021


Grades four through eight recently participated in a school spelling bee with the chance to move on to the county bee to be held later this month. After a practice round, and being socially...


Journal Jots

Blaine County Library Mobile Hotspots and iPads available for checkout. After School Hangout for grades 7 & 8 Mondays at 3:30, Story Time Tuesdays at 10:30, After School Hangout for grades 5 & 6 Tuesdays at 3:30 and LEGO Club for grades K and up...

 By Kody Farmer    News    January 27, 2021

Finley's Food Farm Gets 'Rosie' for Their Customers

Finley’s Food Farm has taken another step in their never ending effort to best serve their valued customers. For years Finley’s Food Farm has offered some sort of delivery service to assist members of the community with their grocery needs. This...

 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021

MAP Testing Is Occurring This Week

The principal at Meadowlark Elementary School, Mr. Shane Bartschi addressed the parents of school age children in the school’s monthly newsletter, KidsBits, by thanking them and by sharing various announcements for January. That news includes notic...


Lois Mable (Billmayer) Alcorn

Lois Mable (Billmayer) Alcorn passed away peacefully at her home in Kennewick, WA on Jan 14, 2021. Lois was born on Aug 18, 1930 to Roy Clifford Billmayer and Mable Rhoda McGuire. She was born in her... Full story


Hogeland Happening

Susan Billmayer visited Jane Krass on Thursday morning. Linda Hauge joined them as well. The Turner Tornadoes went to Big Sandy on Friday for Varsity basketball. The Turner girls won and the boys lost. This week’s games are scheduled for Friday,...


Santiago "James" Orlando Madril

Santiago "James" Orlando Madril was born 9/9/1952 to Jimmie & Eleanor Madril in Duran New Mexico. James O was raised in both Duran and Roswell New Mexico and was one of 9 children. One of James's... Full story


John Bearcub Jr.

John Bearcub Jr. 75, passed away at the FT. Belknap IHS Center in Harlem MT, on January 21, 2021. John was born on August 6, 1945 to Elisabeth Jackson and John Beacub Sr. in Glasgow MT. Later his mom... Full story


Loretta Park

Loretta Park, 73, passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Monday, January 18, 2021. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Fifth Avenue C... Full story


Dora Poore Skoyen

Dora Poore Skoyen passed away at home on December 26, 2020 after a fight with cancer. Dora was born to Carlton and Cleona (Crites) Poore on December 5, 1953. She joined two other siblings and then... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021

Funding Efforts Continue for Pool and Park Foundation

Although the Wishing Tree only generated about $200 for the Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation, the group saw two sizeable donations: one in December and another in January. President of the...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 27, 2021

Turner Runs Away From Big Sandy 52-7, Harlem and Hays/Lodge Pole Postpone Games

The Turner Tornadoes played one game this past week, hammering the Big Sandy Pioneers 52-7. Turner's contest Saturday night against the North Star nights has been postponed. The Harlem Lady Cats got...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 27, 2021

Harlem Blows Out Box Elder 95-34, 'Beeters Blast North Star, Fall to Ft. Benton at the Buzzer

It was a tough week on the hardwood for local schools with Covid-19 having a huge impact. The Harlem Wildcats were able to get their game against Box Elder in on Tuesday but following the contest the...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 27, 2021

'Beeters Wrestle at Home

Chinook sophomore Tyler Schoen looks to score points Friday afternoon against Jared Selander of Choteau at 170 pounds. Schoen won the match by pin at 1:56. The 'Beeters hosted their final mixer of...


Hey Chinook, We Did It!!

Each donation can save up to 3 lives. Because of your generosity, 150 lives will be saved. There were 49 individuals that showed up to donate on Tuesday, January 5th. There were 3 deferrals and 4 Power Reds making our total number of pints donated...


MMIP Taskforce SB 4 Passes Montana Senate

Western Native Voice is proud to announce that Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Senator, Jason Small, has passed the Montana Senate on a vote of 43-7. Senate Bill 4 would extend the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce for another two years....

 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021

Antidote to the Cold: Photo Prompt Writing Contest

As frigid temperatures, wind chills, and other inclement winter conditions entrench themselves and keep us inside more frequently, the Montana Memory Project (MMP) is hoping to reduce the symptoms of cabin fever with a writing contest. The...


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