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Articles from the January 31, 2024 edition


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  • Simulation in Motion Montana and Aaniiih Nakoda College Collaborate on Lifesaving Training

    Press Release Aaniiih Nakoda College|Jan 31, 2024

    Harlem, MT – In a significant stride towards enhancing healthcare education and emergency response capabilities, Simulation in Motion Montana (SIM-MT) proudly announces its recent collaboration with Aniiih Nakoda College. This partnership, part of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) series, focused on specialized training in pediatrics and cardiac care, crucial areas in medical services. The training session, held on January 24th, brought together healthcare professionals and students in a...

  • Retired middle school teacher now training seniors at Chinook Center

    Steve Edwards|Jan 31, 2024

    Jack Brandon, a retired middle school teacher from Havre, is now using his teaching skills at the Chinook Senior Center to help seniors learn to paint. For the past few weeks Brandon has been offering a watercolor painting class. The class is open to all, regardless of experience level in painting. Currently the classes are focusing on learning watercolor painting. Brandon says eventually he would like to help seniors learn additional techniques that could be used in other types of painting. It...

  • February 2: more than just a ground hog looking for its shadow

    Steve Edwards|Jan 31, 2024

    Most of my adult life I have looked forward to February 2, Ground Hog Day. Thinking about whether the ground hog will see its shadow (not in Montana since we have no ground hogs) takes me back to my childhood. As kids, on Ground Hog Day, there would be excited speculation on the school playgrounds in southern Illinois whether we would soon be done with winter or if the miserable, wet cold would drag on for six more weeks. In our childish minds the coming of warm weather was dependent on whether...

  • Perry Miller celebrated by many as he retires after 29 years of service

    Jan 31, 2024

    On Sunday, January 21, 2024 many gathered to thank Judge Perry Miller for his 29 years of leadership and service to the people of Blaine County and the State of Montana. Judge Perry Miller resigned as Justice of the Peace for Blaine County effective December 31 of 2023. It's a post he's held for 29 years. He also resigned his positions as City Judge for both Harlem (13 years) and Chinook (20 years)....

  • Candidates Share Their Views in Chinook

    Donna Miller|Jan 31, 2024

    Barb and Greg Jergeson played host to two democratic candidates during the past two weeks. Jesse Mullen, Candidate for Secretary of State, and Ryan Busse, Candidate for Governor, both visited the area in late January. On Tuesday, January 23, the Jergesons held an open house, serving pastries and coffee. People were invited to visit with Mullen to determine his stance on issues related to the state of Montana. With his campaign slogan, “Working for You, With You,” Mullen says he is “co...

  • Gail M. Faber Obituary

    Jan 31, 2024

    Gail M. (Joy) Faber, 66, passed away January 17, 2024, at home of natural causes. A Vigil Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Friday January 26, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Havre, MT. Her Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday January 27, also at St. Jude's, with a luncheon/reception to follow in the Parrish Center. Burial will take place this summer in a family ceremony, in her childhood home. Gail was born July 5th, 1957, in Whitefish Montana to Arden E. Joy and Shirley L. Joy. S...

  • Blaine County Library

    Jan 31, 2024

    February is Library Lover’s Month! Library Lovers Month is celebrated for the entire month of February. Love is in the air not just because of Valentine’s Day, but also for library lovers all around the world. The month of February is dedicated to the people who love the buildings, halls, or rooms that house numerous collections of books, magazines, videos and audio books, as well as eBooks and downloadable audio books via Montana Library to Go. We invite you to join us in celebrating libraries and all they offer. Blaine County Library wil...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Jan 31, 2024

    Hello From the Chinook Social Senior Center! There is always something to be thankful for, despite the sometimes cantankerous weather. The trees are absolutely gorgeous! The fog should bring much more needed moisture, as I have calendared that in the past & found it to be true. We will be hosting a “Paint by Number” class on Tues., Feb 6th @ 1:00. If you would like to join us, please call us @ 406-357-2648! We likely will schedule another one, in the very near future. It helps to know how many to plan for, so please do call us. We will als...

  • ROBERT COX

    Jan 31, 2024

    Robert Cox, 85, passed on to be with his Lord and Savior January 15, 2024 in Chinook, MT. Robert was born in Havre, MT and raised on the family ranch 35 miles north of Havre with his sister and two brothers. He loved to work with horses, dogs, and cattle. Robert rodeoed for 8 years in Montana, Arizona, Texas, and California before buying the ranch in the Bear Paw Mountains where he and his family spent their lives. In 1958, he mar-ried Audrey Velk, they have four children. He was preceded in death by grandson Levi Baird, his parents Art Cox...

  • Services of Milk River Churches

    Jan 31, 2024

    Milk River Churches invites you to our community service Sunday, February 4 • American Lutheran Church • 11:00 AM Milk River Churches is an organization between American Lutheran Church of Chinook, United Methodist Church of Chinook, Chinook Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Havre. By faith and trusting God to lead us, we unite as one body of Christ to humbly serve and share the love of Jesus Christ with each other, our communities, and the world. We gather together for worship on the first Sunday of each month. Sunday Ser...

  • Gale Allen Jellum

    Jan 31, 2024

    Gale Allen Jellum, loving father, Grandpa, and brother, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the age of 80, in his sleep at the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman, MT. Gale was born on March 8, 1943 to Gordon and Ruth (Swanson) Jellum in Fosston, Minnesota. Gale was the fourth child born to the family of eleven children. Gale loved to tell the story of when he was 10 years old, he and his two brothers rode from Minnesota to Montana in the bed of a grain truck, under a tarp, to start a new...

  • Erin Lynn Margaret Ramberg

    Jan 31, 2024

    Erin Lynn Margaret Ramberg, affectionately known as ELMR, to her friends, was born August 11, 1969 to Warner Ramberg and Lois Schroeder Ramberg. She grew up on the Home Ranch, South of Lohman, on Clear Creek. She passed away January 20th at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT from sepsis. Erin attended schools in Chinook, Millar College of the Bible in Pambrun, Saskatchewan, and Dahl's Beauty College in Great Falls. Erin was active in her Church and was affiliated with Northern Christian...

  • Yvonne Cecilia (Ball) Bigby

    Jan 31, 2024

    Yvonne Cecilia (Ball) Bigby was born September 22, 1934 to Robert Ball Sr., and Alice (Pond) Ball (Soft Eagle Feather Woman/Eagle Plume Woman) in Fort Belknap, MT. Yvonne was a kind soft hearted woman whose life was centered around her family. Yvonne gave birth to Myron Gwin and Lauren Bigby and had several special nieces and nephews, namely John Hoops who she cared for as her own. In her earlier years Yvonne was one of the original Valley Girls along with her late sisters Karen and Carla. Upon...

  • Linda Murch

    Jan 31, 2024

    Linda Murch - 80, passed away on January 16, 2024 at Northern Montana Hospital, in Havre MT. Cremation has taken place, and the funeral service will take place in the spring. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilderness Funeral Homes of Chinook....

  • Chinook Continues to dominate, improving record to 13-0

    Kody Farmer|Jan 31, 2024

    Back on the court again this past Thursday, the Chinook Sugarbeeter girls basketball team welcomed the Choteau Bulldogs to town. With a strong start, senior Hallie Neibauer knocked down a triple and scored ten points while junior Alexus Seymour added six points on three baskets, sending the 'Beeters to the locker room with a solid 40-7 lead. At the start of the third quarter, the 'Beeters' offense stayed strong, scoring 14 points in the frame. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs tallied eight and trailed...

  • 'Beeter Boys go 1-2, take down Cowboys 55-47

    Kody Farmer|Jan 31, 2024

    On Thursday, the Chinook boys took on the Choteau Bulldogs at home. The game started with the Beeters gaining seven points from senior Jackson Nordboe while giving up 15 points to the Bulldogs. Trailing 15-11 in the second quarter, the Beeters offense fell short, scoring just seven points. Junior Landen Beck scored three to go with a pair of free-throws and senior Gyme Kelly added two points of his own. As the teams started the second half, it seemed as though Choteau had all the momentum and...

  • 'Beeters perform well in Malta; Harlem battles illness

    Kody Farmer|Jan 31, 2024

    The Chinook Sugarbeeters participated in the Malta Invitational on Saturday, where many ‘Beeters found success on the podium and, for the Chinook girls, Sophomore Emma Klingaman won it all. The Harlem girls performed at the Cascade girls tournament, but the results were not posted on Track Wrestling. As for the Harlem Boys, they were hit with illness, but look to bounce back in time for Divisional. Saturday in Malta, eighth grader, Hayden Berreth found success in the tournament winning the 120 pound weight class. Berreth went 3-0 on the w...

  • Turner wins two - tops North Star and North Country

    Kody Farmer|Jan 31, 2024

    The Turner Tornadoes have proven to be a truly competitive team this season and picked up two wins this past weekend taking down the North Star Knights 55-40 at home, and the North Country Mavericks on the road in a hard fought 61-59 win to improve to 8-6 on the season. Friday night against the Knights Turner took a big lead early, 20-4. The second quarter was a bit more competitive offensively with the tornadoes outscoring the Knights 12-10 to lead 32-14 at intermission. The teams traded...

  • Lady Tornadoes split weekend games against North Star & North Country

    Kody Farmer|Jan 31, 2024

    The Turner Tornadoes were at home on Friday night taking on the North Star Knights in an important District 9C contest. Saturday they were on the road to Whitewater to face the North Country Mavericks in a non-conference clash. Turner was able to pick up a win over North Star, 56-33. Against the Mavericks they were less fortunate, falling 73-30. On Friday night, the Tornadoes welcomed the Knights to town looking to add a win to the win column. The Tornadoes opened up with a nice first quarter, getting three-point buckets from freshman Ali...

  • Both Lady Cats and Wildcats fall to Poplar

    Kody Farmer|Jan 31, 2024

    On Saturday, the Harlem Lady Cats and Wildcats welcomed the Poplar Indians to town in a district 2B match that could carry some weight come the postseason. For the girls game the first period saw six players score for the Lady Cats, tallying 11 points, while the Indians dropped 22 to take a 22-11 first quarter lead. In the second quarter, Junior Aaraya Mount knocked down a triple and freshman Maddy Mount hit two for two from the free-throw line, but Harlem only saw their deficit grow, trailing 34-20 at the break. Senior Emma Billmayer came out...

  • The North Chinook Boosters 4-H club Meeting

    Jan 31, 2024

    The North Chinook Boosters 4-H club held their December meeting at the triple e room on December 17th. The meeting was called to order by president Ashlyn Hofeldt. Members present Ashlyn and Hadley Hofeldt, Alexis and Beau Elias, Raylee Houtzel, Gracie, Kaylie, Lillie, and Rainie Skoyen, Evan and Julian Powell, Colter and Jana Snedigar, Daniel and Richard Conrad. American pledge was led by Beau,4-H pledge was led by Evan. Roll call was what do you want for Christmas. Secretary and Treasurers report was given. Other reports were the coyote hunt...