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Old Man Winter makes his brutal return

After a easy go of things to began the winter season 'Old Man Winter' has returned, sending temperatures plummeting across the Hi-line. Zub-zero temps haven't stopped local schools from holding class...

 

North 40 Outfitters to Purchase Former Kmart Building in Havre, MT

CSWW Inc., dba North 40 Outfitters, headquartered in Great Falls, MT, confirms it is in negotiations to purchase the former Kmart building in Havre, Mt for purpose of relocation. Upon closing, North 40 Outfitters will begin a remodel process and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 13, 2019

School's Lunch and Learn Program Intends to Improve Test Scores

For three weeks now, several students at Chinook High School have been trading the leisure of a lunch hour for ACT test preparation. After noticing a trend in declining test scores and unsuccessful...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 13, 2019

Darrah Is the Face and the Force Behind the Sugarbeeter Concession Stand

Spectators who attend athletic contests at Chinook High School's Floyd Bowen Gymnasium have likely visited the concessions stand and been greeted by the smiling face of Pam Darrah. Darrah has managed...

 

Chinook Adult Ed- New York Boston Trip

Chinook Adult Education has been sponsoring trips for adults to DC during the month of June for the last 5 years. However, this June there will not be a DC trip as a New York/Boston trip has been planned for the month of October. Doug Hayes has been...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 13, 2019

English Students Use Art to Build Personal Connections to Literature

Created by English Language Arts students enrolled in courses taught by Mrs. Julie Terry, art decorates the walls in the junior high wing at Chinook High School. This art represents literary responses...

 

First Hunter Education Classes Offered in Glasgow, for Youth and Adults

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for the first courses in the Glasgow area for this year. There will be a regular youth classroom course Feb. 28-March 3, and an adult online “field day” course on March...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 13, 2019

Fair Board Reports a Successful Brew Fest

If making a profit can define success, then the inaugural Blaine County Brew Fest held in the Commercial Building at the fairgrounds on January 26 was a success. According to Fair Board member Loren...

 

Harlem Library

February is “Love Your Library” month. Stop by and we will set you up on a Blind Date with a Book! The library will be closed February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The library will host “An Evening with Author Jack G. Young...

 

Blaine County Library

Story Time is Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Middle School Hangout is Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 and is open to kids in grades 6 to 8. Thursdays is LEGO Club for kids in grades K through 6....

 

Harlem Senior Center

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone! Forget the chocolate and the flowers and other special gifts... just give and share your love with a hug, a kiss or offer your hand to help someone out this year! These kinds of gifts never disappear or fade away....

 

Chinook Senior Center

Thank you for the memorials in honor of Bill Bilger. The foot clinic will be February 18 – note the change for this month only. Call 265-4776 for an appointment. Helen Stephens is having a birthday party here at the center on February 17th. It is...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 13, 2019

Blaine County Beacon ...Answering the Call to Service

The word beacon has its origin in Old English when its meaning referred to a signal or lighthouse. Beacons were used not only by ships and later by airfields as a warning or guidance system but as a m...

 
 By Anita Reed    News    February 13, 2019

Hogeland Happenings

Happy Valentines Day Everyone. Susan Billmayer visited Jane and Harlan Krass on Sunday and brought them a plate of Valentines goodies from the Hogeland Lutheran Ladies. So very nice. Melissa Hiniker was out visiting her grandparents, Ed and Katy...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 13, 2019

Fundraising for Indoor Event Center Continues

With the new year, the Blaine County Fair Foundation (BCFF) shifted into full fundraiser mode for the 2019 Blaine County Fair and fairgrounds. The Foundation’s first annual Brewfest held on January 26 netted approximately $1500. More than 250...

 

Patching Cracks

Mark Twain once said: “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” The reason being that no-one wants to eat a frog....

 

Sugarbeeters crush Fort Benton 57-34 to finish regular season 18-0

The regular season has run its course and now its time for the Chinook Sugarbeeters, Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds, Turner Tornadoes and Harlem Wildcats to turn their attention to the District 2B and...

 

Harlem locks down No. 1 Seed at District 2B Tournament, Turner earns No. 3 Seed

The Harlem Lady Cats locked up the District 2B crown with a thumping of the Poplar Indians Saturday afternoon on the road 70-38. Harlem avenged a two point loss to the Shelby Coyotes Friday night...

 

Hauer wins two at State B/C wrestling tournament in Billings

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Wildcats were in Billings to take part in the All-Class State Wrestling Tournament at the Rimrock Auto Arena this past weekend. The Sugarbeeters were represented by...

 

South of the Border In the Sweet Grass Hills

Dateline: Whitlash, Montana. In my first "South of the Border" column I wrote generally about the location of the Sweet Grass Hills (visible most days looking north from US Highway 2 from the...

 

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