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Articles from the March 15, 2023 edition

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  • Aaniiih Nakoda College Excels at American Indian Higher Education Consortium Conference

    Kody Farmer|Mar 15, 2023

    A large contingent of Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC) Students and Staff recently attended the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Conference (AIHEC) held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first student conference was held back in 1980 and has come a long way in 43 years. The AIHEC now includes well over 1,000 students, faculty, and staff representing schools from all corners of the United states to get together each spring and compete in a variety of different competitions including...

  • $125,000 in Youth Serve Montana Scholarships Awarded

    Press Release|Mar 15, 2023

    HELENA, MT- The Governor’s Office of Community Service (ServeMontana), Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) are pleased announce 100 Montana high school seniors have been awarded Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. This scholarship is offered in two awards, $1,000 for 50-99 hours of service and $1,500 for 100+ hours of service to attend a Montana Campus Compact member institution next fall. The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among high school students. Funds are available through support fro...

  • Two Charged With Poaching Deer, Elk in Blaine County

    Kody Farmer|Mar 15, 2023

    3 year old Lane T. Allen of Harlem and 19 year old Michael J. Dess of Havre have been charged with a number of misdemeanor and felony charges in connection with the poaching of Deer and Elk in Blaine and Hill Counties. According to a press release from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Region 6 headquarters the two men had charges filed in Blaine and Hill Counties alleging their involvement in the unlawful take of deer and elk, out of season, in 2021 and 2022. The charges involved the take or attempt to take nine antlered deer and four bull...

  • Schools Celebrate Read Across America

    Donna Miller|Mar 15, 2023

    From the White House Briefing Room on March 1, President Joe Biden renewed the Proclamation on Read Across America Day for 2023. The following day at 3:15, every student at Turner Public Schools (TPS) was engaged in reading. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participated by bringing together young readers, teens, and books to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904. In making the Proclamation, President Biden stated,...

  • That's a Wrap, For the Turner Bus

    Donna Miller|Mar 15, 2023

    Although the Turner Tornadoes didn't advance beyond District Basketball Tournaments, they would have ridden in style to Divisional and State competitions in their green Blue Bird Bus. Their new activity bus got a facelift with several vinyl decals at the end of February when two employees with Kelly's Signs, a sign manufacture and design company located in Great Falls, travelled to the Hogeland, Montana, on February 19. According to Adam Billmayer, when the athletic bus arrived at his shop...

  • Journal Jots

    Mar 15, 2023

    Harlem Library Buy a Bag O’Books during the month of March. Stop by and fill a grocery sack full of used books for only one dollar!. The Book Challenge for March is to read a book with a green cover or spine. If you need tax forms the library will download them for you at no charge. NO After School Squad today. Lego Club meets Thurs. at 3:30. Blaine County Library Monday Hangout for grades 7 & 8 at 3:30, Tuesday Story Time at 10:30 and Hangout for grades 5 & 6 at 3:30. Thursday LEGO Club at 3:30. Early Out Movie Friday at 2:15. Chinook S...

  • Harlem Library

    Mar 15, 2023

    Celebrate the month of March by reading a book with a green cover or spine for The Book Challenge. You may win a $10 gift card from a local business! Also during March you may Buy a Bay O’Books! Fill a grocery sack full of used books from our Reading Room for only one dollar. There is NO After School Squad today. Lego Club will meet Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 for all ages. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult. The library now has a Pay Pal account that patrons may use to pay for copies, faxes, etc. You must have your own Pay Pal...

  • Darryl Worley to Headline Blaine County Fair. Kids Rodeo Scheduled for Sunday

    Kody Farmer|Mar 15, 2023

    The Blaine County Fair Board continues to work hard to bring the best entertainment to the Blaine County Fair as they possibly can. Recently the Fair Board made a significant announcement regarding the Blaine County Saturday night main draw. Country music superstar, Darryl Worley will perform Saturday night during the 2023 Blaine County Fair. The fair will run from Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13. Fair Board Manager, Debbie Ramberg addressed the boards decision on this years...

  • Three from Chinook Chapter of the FFA Will Receive State Degrees

    Donna Miller|Mar 15, 2023

    Three members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA will be receiving their State FFA Degrees during an awards ceremony at the 93rd State FFA Convention in Great Falls next week. Torin Cecrle, Bree Swanson, and Morgan Friede have earned the honor of walking across the stage and accepting this coveted award. The trio will also attend a special recognition dinner with their families and the State FFA Officer Team while at the Convention. About this achievement, Chapter Advisor, Mitzi Cecrle said, "It...

  • Two Big Flat Chapter Seniors Will Receive State FFA Degrees

    Donna Miller|Mar 15, 2023

    Twelve students representing the Big Flat Chapter of the FFA will be competing at the 93rd Montana FFA State Convention scheduled for March 21-25 in Great Falls, Montana, at the Four Seasons Arena. In the words of event organizers, this convention is “a premier opportunity to interact with our state’s best and brightest future leaders.” Livestock, Meats, Mechanics, and Ag Sales Teams from Turner Public Schools (TPS) will showcase their talent, seniors Dakota Krass and Charlie Calvert will recei...

  • Myrna Joanne (Dolven) Anderson

    Mar 15, 2023

    Myrna Joanne (Dolven) Anderson, age 90, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2023. Myrna was born in Harlem, Montana on June 29, 1932, to the late Carl Howard ("Cully") Dolven and Ruth (Johnson) Dolven. Her father originally moved to Montana as a homesteader but later settled in Blaine County where he opened the first Chevrolet car dealership. Myrna attended Harlem High School and the University of Montana in Missoula where she majored in English. It was there that she met her husband, Norman... Full story

  • Charlotte Jean Thackeray

    Mar 15, 2023

    Charlotte Jean Thackeray, 86, passed away on March 5, 2023 at the Sidney Health Center with family by her side. Charlotte was born in Chinook, MT in 1937 to Alice (Overcast) and John O'Brien. She grew up in Chinook with her "Overcast" family and remained close to many of her cousins. Once grown, Charlotte moved to Glendive and worked at MDU as a bookkeeper. She married Webster Thackeray in 1967 and became the mother of his children, Kay and Glen. Webster and Charlotte lived many years on the... Full story

  • Timmy "Tim" Ray Cowan

    Mar 15, 2023

    Timmy "Tim" Ray Cowan, was born on December 20, 1961, to Theresa and Harold "Keith" Cowan. He grew up on the Cowan Ranch in Turner, Montana, attended school at Turner Public Schools where he graduated in 1980. His Dad passed away in 1975, leaving Tim and his younger brother, Rusty, to help their Mom manage the ranch. Tim grew up quickly, but his love for the land and cattle never made this a job for him. In 1983, he married Cindy McCracken, and they were blessed with two children, Keith and... Full story

  • Death Notice: Gerald Black

    Mar 15, 2023

    Gerald Black passed away March 1, 2023 in Great Falls, MT. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilderness Funeral Homes.... Full story

  • 'Beeters Rally Past Roberts 76-61, Fall to North Country, Roy/Winifred at State C

    Kody Farmer|Mar 15, 2023

    The Chinook Sugarbeeters were in Billings this past week taking part in their first ever Class C State Girls Basketball Tournament. The Sugarbeeters entered the tournament with a whopping 25-1 overall record. The State tournament, regardless of class is aways tough with only the very best teams in the field. Chinook opened their tournament against the undefeated Saco/Whitewater/Hinsdale (North Country) Mavericks. North Country came in as the No. 1 Seed out of the East and showed quickly why...

  • Last Dance: 'Beeters Bid Adieu to the Northern C After 18 Years and Much Success

    Kody Farmer|Mar 15, 2023

    The Chinook Sugarbeeters just completed another journey to the Northern C Divisional in Great Falls this past season. After many years of watching the 'Beeter boys and girls take the court at the Four Seasons Arena the time has come for the Sugarbeeters to make their return to the Class B ranks. The 'Beeters will compete the Golf and Track and Field, seasons in the Class C. Tennis will remain a part of the Northern B/C Division. This coming fall when the new school year begins they will still...