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Articles from the February 27, 2019 edition

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Blaine County will send three teams to State!

Prior to the start of the Northern C Divisional Boys Basketball Championship the Chinook Sugarbeeters and the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds line up for player introductions. All managers, coaches and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 27, 2019

Gardeners Gear Up in Hays and Lodge Pole

With this having been the second coldest February on record, it may be difficult to think about gardening, but spring is right around the corner. Personnel from the MSU-Fort Belknap Reservation...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 27, 2019

Comedian Lukas Seely Coming to Chinook

Comedian Lukas Seely, a native of Billings, Montana, will present a live performance on March 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commercial Building at the Blaine County Fairgrounds located at 300 Cleveland Road West in Chinook. Hosted by the Fair Foundation,...

 

Individual Responsible for Two Bull Elk Shot in Blaine County Has Been Identified, Wardens Thank the Public

On Feb. 14, 2019, Region 6 Havre wardens received a TIP-MONT call about a dead bull elk approximately two miles north of Cow Creek Reservoir off Lloyd Road in Blaine Co., about 30 miles south of...

 

Chinook Blood Drive set for Tuesday, March 5

BLOOD DRIVE Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 in Chinook at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio from 12:30-6PM. Appointments are highly encouraged by the American Red Cross. So, if you have not made an appointment to donate, you can go on-line at redcrossblood.org or...

 

Junior Ag Loans Available Through Montana Department of Agriculture

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Helena, Mont. – Young people active in rural youth organizations like 4-H and FFA may be eligible for loans up to $8500. More than 65 Montana farm and ranch youths currently participate in the Montana Department of...

 

Havre Elks Lodge #1201 hosting an open house

Havre, MT February 24, 2019: Havre Elks Lodge is hosting an open house for all residents of Hill, Blaine, and Chouteau counties, on Friday March 1st, between 6pm and 9pm at the lodge 321 2nd street in Havre. Lodge Exalted Ruler Kyle Leeds says:...

 

Quilt and Woodworking at the Montana Seed Show

There are only 2 weeks until the 27th Annual Quilt Show at the 2019 70th Montana Seed Show. The dates for the Quilt Show are Friday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the band room at the Harlem...

 

John Jens (Jack) O'Brien

John Jens (Jack) O'Brien, a long time resident of Chinook, died peacefully on February 22, 2019 in Chinook with his family close by. Jack was delivered by a midwife in Chinook on September 18, 1922.... Full story

 

Help available for spit tobacco users during Through with Chew Week

Through with Chew Week is observed in Montana on February 25 – March 1, 2019. Chinook Dental is partnering with the North Montana Tobacco-Free Coalition to provide free oral cancer screenings to spit tobacco users during this week through March...

 

Allie Marie Umsted Uyehara

Allie Marie Umsted Uyehara, age 92, died February 5, 2019 at her daughter Vera's home in Wheeling, WV. Allie Marie died due to complications of the disease Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), after... Full story

 

Bruce Barfett

Bruce Barfett passed away on February 10, 2019 after a difficult battle with cancer. Bruce was born May 17, 1949 to James Barfett and Marion Walker Barfett. On February 14, 1995 he married his wife... Full story

 

Taryn Raschelle Jungers

Taryn Raschelle Jungers Chinook, MT Taryn Raschelle Jungers, age 19 passed away on February 19, 2019. She is survived by her parents Nathan and Tammy Jungers, brother Christopher, sister Layla,... Full story

 

Harlem Library

The library board of trustees meets today at 4:15 for its regular monthly meeting. Contact the library if you have completed February's Book Challenge to read a book based on its cover. The Book Chall...

 

Blaine County Library

Free People Reading Freely Book Club will meet Monday March 4th at 7:00 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. We are continuing to read banned books, but we are branching out beyond the top ten of 2017....

 

Chinook Senior Center

The last week of February has arrived and for a short month February sure packed a wallop. Thank you for the donation of Western Magazines and other books and puzzles that have arrived. Our cinnamon rolls are made on Wednesday so please call by...

 

Harlem Senior Center

Top of the Day for St. Patrick’s Day Meal... We will be having our St. Patrick’s Day Meal (Corned Beef and Cabbage) on Wednesday, March 13th. Wear your GREEN in honor of the day. If you plan on eating with us, PLEASE Call ahead to reserve a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 27, 2019

Books Can Make Us Cry or Cuss

Despite the nine degrees below zero mercury readings, six members of Free People Reading Freely, Blaine County Library’s Book Club, met on February 11 at the library. Their next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Blaine...

 

CWD Informational Meeting Being Held in Havre

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting a public information meeting regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) planned efforts and changes for the upcoming hunting season. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 11 from 5-6 p.m. in Havre in the...

 
 By Anita Reed    News    February 27, 2019

Hogeland Happenings

The Northern C Divisional Tournament was held this week at Great Falls for both the boys and girls teams of Class C. Turner placed fourth and played some really good games. Congratulations to the girls, we are proud of you! The Chinook boys placed...

 

Montana Seed Show Pie Baking Entries due March 15

The 70th annual Montana Seed Show pie baking competition is going to be held at Harlem High School. We will be taking pie entries on Friday March 15 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. There will be an adult and a youth division. Prizes in the adult division are...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 27, 2019

Seed Show Banquet to Feature Party Rock Project

Founded in 1949, the Montana Seed Show will celebrate its Platinum Jubilee this March 14 – 16 at Harlem High School, located at 610 First Avenue South East in Harlem, Montana. The three-day celebration is packed with exhibits and events to attract...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 27, 2019

Alyssa Gruszie Wins National FFA Grant

Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week, which this year took place February 16 – 23. And last week, Chinook FFA Chapter member Alyssa Gruszie was indeed celebrating...

 

Sugarbeeters dominant in claiming Northern C championship, headed to State C

Thunderbirds headed to State C after defeating W/GR 65-56 Sunday The Chinook Sugarbeeters continued their march through the high school basketball season at the Northern C Divisional in Great Falls...

 

Harlem headed to State B after claiming first ever Northern B Divisional Title

The Harlem Lady Cats made history this past weekend at the Northern B Divisional in Malta. Harlem defeated the Wolf Point Wolves in the championship contest Saturday night, 46-43. The title is the...

 

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