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Articles from the March 13, 2019 edition

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Shovel, sprint, repeat... shovel, sprint, really!

High Schools in Turner, Hays/Lodge Pole, Harlem and Chinook held their first spring sport practices on Monday. The Track in Turner, pictured above, is covered in snow, but does feature a few swaths,...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 13, 2019

Regional Science Fair Has Chinook Connections

The Hi-Line Regional Science Fair was held March 5 at MSU-Northern. Students from Liberty, Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Roosevelt and Sheridan Counties were invited to compete in a type...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 13, 2019

Bringing Art to Remote Areas

Michelle Summers, a professional artist originally from Portland, Oregon, who currently serves as a resident artist with the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, presented an art program to...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 13, 2019

Dinner Theater Coming to Chinook

Traveling dinner theatre with Montana Actors' Theater (MAT) is back-with five separate weekend performances in four different communities, including Chinook. Area residents are invited to join MAT...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 13, 2019

Harlem Civic Association to Hold Fundraiser

March Madness, the moniker given to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's Basketball Tournaments, captures the concentrated hype from the second week of March through the first...


Shed Hunters Should Give Wildlife a Break

Late winter can be a stressful time for deer and elk with deep snow, limited food options and depleted fat reserves. That’s why Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking shed hunters and other recreationists to give deer and elk their space until...


Darren James Black Wolf Sr

Darren James Black Wolf Sr., 49 passed away at his home on February 25, 2019. Darren was born on May 20, 1969 to Ernie DeMarrise and Cheryl Black Wolf in Havre, Montana. Darren was a lifelong... Full story


Don L. Iwan

Don L. Iwan born on September 30, 1943, to the late Amy Ann (Rada) Iwan and late Harold P. Iwan in Mitchell, South Dakota, passed away March 3, 2019 in Great Falls Mt. Growing up the Iwan family... Full story


Harris Gail Rock, (Sitting Rock Iyaiyodanga)

Harris Gail Rock (Sitting Rock Iyaiyodanga), 88 passed away on March 7, 2019 at Northern Montana Hospital. Harris was born on July 23, 1930 to Gus (Above & Beyond) and Nina (Blue Hawk Women) Rock... Full story


Mary Ann (Crazy) Allen,

Mary Ann (Crazy) Allen, a member of the Gros-Ventre tribe, passed away on March 3rd, 2019 of natural causes. Mary Ann was born on November 9th, 1930 to Joseph and Mary (The Boy) Crazy. She married William “Babe” Allen in November 1953. Together... Full story


Michael J. Friede

Michael J. Friede, - Havre, MT. Michael J. Friede, 63, passed away due to natural causes at his residence on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Messiah... Full story


Monica Lynn Poitra Bigby

Monica Lynn Poitra Bigby, 57 passed away on March 4, 2019 at Northern Montana Hospital in Havre MT. Monica was born in Rigby ID. Raised in Great Falls, MT. She attended grade school in Black Eagle,... Full story


Patricia Gaye Vargas (Sargent)

Patricia Gaye Vargas (Sargent), 74, passed away January 16th, 2019 in Zephyrhills, FL. Pat was born to Gaylord Sargent and Gladys Obie Sargent on May 25th, 1944. She grew up in Chinook, MT, where her... Full story



Book Club members are reminded to pick up their copy of the new book “Empty Mansions” by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. this week. The first discussion will be held March 18, 4 P.M. There is still time to join the online book club which...


Chinook Senior Center

Hello everyone. We are in need of volunteers to take over and run the public card party the second Sunday of each month. If you are interested please call the Senior Center, 357-2648 for more information. We will be changing the menu on Thursday,...


Blaine County Library

Due to the renovation of our restrooms, we will not be showing a Wednesday movie for the month of March. Story Time, Middle School Hangout and LEGO Club will continue at their regular times. During the month of March, the display table will have a...


Harlem Senior Center

Happy St. Patrick’s Day next week!! We’ll have Corned Beef and Cabbage for lunch on Wed. March 13th! During this Lenten Season may we all be reminded that our words can cause either negative or positive results. So, let’s caution ourselves to...

 By Jane Krass    News    March 13, 2019

Hogeland Happenings

The Sophomore Class of Turner is hosting a St. Patricks Day supper on March 17th from 4-6 pm. Corned Beef and Cabbage, baked potatoes, salad, bun and dessert will be served. Come out and enjoy an Irish meal. All are welcome. Price of the meal yet to...

 By Diana Maloney    News    March 13, 2019

Turner Talk

The Sophomore class will be holding a Saint Patrick’s Day supper at the Turner Lutheran Church this Sunday, Mar. 17th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. On the menu will be Corned Beef and Cabbage, baked potatoes, buns, salad, and dessert. A charge will be taken...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 13, 2019

Meadowlark Students Are Fired Up About Reading

I Love to Read Month activities culminated for Meadowlark Elementary students on Monday afternoon, March 4, during a school assembly when winners for the Accelerated Reader reading challenge were...


Spring Aboard: FWP encourages boaters to 'Keep Your Edge' this boating season

It may not feel like boating season yet, but Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, along with boating safety advocates nationwide, are urging boaters to #KeepYourEdge by enrolling in a boating education course this spring. FWP is participating in the...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 13, 2019

Family Learning Night Will Feature STARLAB

On Thursday, March 14, Family Learning Night will take place at Meadowlark Elementary School from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The theme for the event will be "Across the Universe" and will feature the...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 13, 2019

Dress Boutique Opens in Chinook

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), an organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education at Chinook High School (CHS), is accepting dress...

 By Kody Farmer    News    March 13, 2019

Celebrate National Ag-Week 2018 March 10-16, 2019

Blaine County has a rich agricultural tradition that has transcended generations with many farm and ranch operations surpassing the century mark in recent years. This week, March 10-16, has been designated by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA)...


USDA Commodity Loans Available to Montana Producers

For Immediate Release Farm Service Agency reminds Montana producers that Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) are available to help producers through periods of low market prices. The 2014 Farm Bill authorized MALs an...


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