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Articles from the March 2, 2022 edition

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 By Steve Edwards    News    March 2, 2022

Meadowlark First Graders receive flags on Presidents Day

First graders at Meadowlark Elementary in Chinook were pretty excited when Lion Richard Cronk walked in with a box of miniature American flags. They knew the drill, he was going to talk about the...

 By Carla Jenewein    News    March 2, 2022

Chinook Community Ready to Host March 8 Blood Drive

The Chinook Community has again been recognized by the American Red Cross as one of its Premier Blood Partners for 2021, a prestigious honor, for its support of the community and national blood supply. Last year the Chinook Community helped the Red...

 By Ginger Hansen    News    March 2, 2022

Community Dinner for Chinook Golf Course in June

Saturday, June 25th, is the date reserved for the annual community dinner & auction fundraiser to support the CHINOOK GOLF COURSE. We are gearing up for another successful year of community support, while enjoying a fantastic meal of those famous...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 2, 2022

Powered by Petco Love, PAWS Will Host Free Vaccine Event

PAWS of Chinook is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by hosting a free pet vaccine event on March 12-13, 2022. The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday and...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 2, 2022

Local Chapter Celebrates National FFA Week

From February 19-26, FFA Chapters across the nation celebrated National FFA Week. National FFA Week is a time to showcase what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. The Chinook Chapter...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 2, 2022

Two's Day Rates as Special Occurrence

The deuces were wild on February 22 when one of the grandest palindromes of 2022 arrived on Tuesday, which was unofficially dubbed as "Two's Day." The date was so rare that the National Weather Servic...



The January meeting of Big Flat 4-H club was called to order on January 16, 2022 at 1:00PM at the Turner Christian Church. The American Pledge was led by Hannah Richman and the 4-H Pledge was led by Katie Kimmel. Members present were Piper Fox,...

 By Jane Krass    Lifestyles    March 2, 2022

Hogeland Happenings

Dinner guests at the Wallace Beck home on Monday were Mike and Crystal Grabofsky, Levi Hawley, and Shawn Beck. On Saturday, Morgan and Jessica Klindworth hosted a 3rd birthday party for Max at the Bounce-On-In. The kids had a great time. Loretta...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 2, 2022

Seed Show Will Include a Health Fair

A special feature of the 72nd Annual Montana Seed Show will be a Health Fair. Last week, Allison Gray, Site Director for One Health—Sweet, shared details about the upcoming event. Beginning at 6:00 a.m. and extending until noon on Friday, March...


Dave Iver Berg

Dave Iver Berg received his angel wings on February 13, 2022, Dave passed surrounded by family members at the Northern Montana Health Care Hospital, Havre, Montana. Dave was born to E. Alice... Full story


Basil C. Doney

Basil C. Doney, passed away on Feb. 16, 2022 surrounded by his family at Benefis in Great Falls MT. He turned 74 on Feb. 14, 2 days before his passing. Basil early years were spent in Hays, MT where... Full story


Kirby William Gilge

Born: March 23, 1977, Bozeman, Montana Passed away: February 20, 2022, Great Falls, Montana The world has not been blessed with many people that were as kind as Kirby. He was quick witted, loved to talk with anyone, sharing smiles and laughs. He was... Full story



Bingo winners for February 24th were Janet Gruszie and Curt Chapman. Good job you two. Bingo is played every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and anyone is welcome to join us. Each card played is a dime, only one card for each player wins per round. Last...


Play by Local Playwright Opens This Weekend

When the curtain rises on The Harvest this weekend, the show will not only feature local talent in the cast, crew, and director but with the script's author. Opening night is Friday, March 4 at 8:00...

 By Press Release    News    March 2, 2022

Hunting and fishing license year begins March 1

The 2022 license year opens March 1, which means that is the day you can buy new hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1. Applications for most...

 By Press Release    Opinion    March 2, 2022

We need more Housing

Montana has been discovered. We were the second-fastest-growing state in the country last year. Our rapidly increasing population presents many challenges and opportunities, and it’s also driving a lot of unease among many of us who’ve lived here...



This week the library is celebrating the birthday of the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Children of all ages, from 0-100, are invited to make their guess at the number of fish crackers in the “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 2, 2022

Department of Revenue Returning to Blaine County Courthouse on Wednesdays

On Friday, February 25, Czelsi Gómez, a Public Information Officer with the Montana Department of Revenue, confirmed that the department would begin offering office hours with a remote office in Chinook. According to Gómez, the Department of...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 2, 2022

Wildcats 2nd at Northern B Divisional, Headed Back to the Montana Class B State Tournament

The (12-7) Harlem Wildcats were back in Glasgow this past weekend, this time to take part in the Northern B Divisional. The Wildcats had their sights set on a top three finish and qualifying for the...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 2, 2022

'Beeters Edge Heart Butte 58-55, Fall in Semifinal 53-40 to Roy/Winfred at Northern C

The (13-7) Chinook Sugarbeeters were in Great Falls this past weekend, taking part in the Northern C Divisional being played at the Four Seasons Arena. The Sugarbeeters entered the Northern C...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 2, 2022

Sugarbeeters Double up Cascade 60-30, Season Ends with Losses to Roy/Winifred and Belt

The (13-6) Chinook Sugarbeeters were plenty happy to be back in Great Falls this past weekend playing in the Northern C Divisional for the first time since 2016. The Sugarbeeters entered the...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 2, 2022

Thunderbird Archery Program Holds Intramural Tournament, Competes in Billings

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbird Archery Program has come a long ways in its Inaugural season and competed this past week in Billings at a tournament hosted by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. The arch...

 By Press Release    Sports    March 2, 2022

Blaine County Boys & Girls Divisional Tournament Box Scores

Northern B Divisional Boys Basketball Tournament Glasgow High School, Glasgow, MT., February 24-26, 2022 Harlem 71 Conrad 24 (Quarterfinal) Harlem 20 34 13 4 - 71 Conrad 3 9 8 4 - 24 Harlem - Cody Weigand 0-1 0-0 0, Amari Stanley 0-3 0-0 0, RJ...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 2, 2022

Inspiring Others with the Power of Words

Harlem Junior/Senior High School has started her own podcast. The first episode of Rez Check released on February 10 with an introduction of the team. Longknife hopes to continue to drop new episodes...

 By Dale Klungland    News    March 2, 2022

Woodworking Projects Due March 10

Attention woodworkers - the 72nd annual Montana Seed Show is March 10,11,12, 2022. It is time to get those woodworking projects finished and enter them in our show. Entry day is Thursday, March 10th by 2:00 p.m. SHARP! Judging starts at 2:00 p.m. on...


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