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Articles from the March 16, 2022 edition

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 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

Seed Show Attendance Sees Decrease

The 72nd Annual Montana Seed Show is in the books. While attendance was down this year, those who attended and participated expressed a general sense of satisfaction about the event. With multiple...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

One Health Schedules Open House in Harlem

One phase of the reconstruction/remodel of the former Vets Club building in Harlem is nearing completion. Fetter Construction has transformed the once bowling alley and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

Rod and Gun Club to Host Annual Meet and Greet This Saturday

One of Blaine County’s promoters of shooting sports, fishing, and outdoor recreation in general, the Chinook Rod and Gun Club (CRGC) will be hosting its Annual Meet & Greet Dinner on March 19. The membership invites everyone to join them this...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

Art Abounds at the Seed Show

Art Superintendent Mary-Kate French conveyed pleasure about the array of artwork on display at the 72nd Annual Montana Seed Show. With everything from self-portraits created with continuous string...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for March is to read a book with a two-word title. Our used book sale continues all month. “Buy a Bag O’Books” for only one dollar. The Book Club will have its first discussion of the book “Moloka’i...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

Fetter Joins Abundant Montana Team

The Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) announced in late February that one of its affiliated programs, Abundant Montana (AMT), has expanded its team by adding several regional Local...

 

Hogeland Happenings

The Big Flat Catholic Church will hold their Spring Dinner this Sunday, March 20, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served. Come out and enjoy a great meal! Crystal Grabofsky came over to help her mom and dad, and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

Simenson Wins Future Generation Leader of the Month Award

When Western Ranch Supply (WRS) announced the selection of their Future Generation Leader of the Month award winners, Wylee Simenson from Chinook was among those honored for the month of February....

 

Harlem Education Union Scholarship

The Harlem Education Union (HEU) annually awards two scholarships to graduates of Harlem High School. One scholarship is for $500 and one for $250. The 2022 scholarship applications are due Friday, April 29, 2022. Application forms are available at...

 

Perry Lee Chapman

Perry Lee Chapman passed away on March 2, 2022, at his home in Havre MT at the age of 84. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on March 11, 2022, at Blaine County Funeral Chapel in Chinook....

 

Ignatius George "Iggy" Stiffarm

Ignatius George "Iggy" Stiffarm Jr. made his journey home on March 2, 2022. He was born March 26, 1947, to Ignatius "Ginn" Stiffarm and Florence Skinner Stiffarm at Fort Belknap, Montana. He was the...

 

Death Notice: Dave Iver Berg

Dave Iver Berg, 87, Memorial services will be held on March 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Big Sandy Firehall with Pastor Richard Jesperson officiating. A reception will follow immediately following the service at the Mint Bar. Internment will take...

 

Chinook Senior Center

Thank you to Carol Johnsrud for the beautiful Daffodils. They really brightened things up like Spring does. Blackout Bingo winner for March 10th was Irene Gauthier. Way to go. Bingo is played every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and anyone is welcome to join...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 16, 2022

Five Local congregations begin joint celebrations of Easter season

The "five congregations from three towns" recently celebrated a joint service for Ash Wednesday. Over the years some of the congregations have gathered to celebrate together. This is the first Easter...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    March 16, 2022

TURNER HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION

The Turner High School held an Induction of the National Honor Society recently in the school gymnasium. One member was inducted into the T.H.S. Chapter, Hannah Richman. The ceremony paid tribute to...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Making An Impact with Music

Country and blues musician, Alex Billmayer released his first album, It's All There, on February 3, 2022 with R&D Recordings based in Big Sandy. To promote the album, Billmayer spent February 9-March...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 16, 2022

Wildcats 2nd at Class B State Tournament, Bring Home Hardware for the First Time in 20 Years

The Harlem Wildcat Boys Basketball Team was back at the Montana Class B Boys State Basketball Tournament this past weekend. The Tournament was played in conjunction with the Girls and was held at the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 16, 2022

Lady Cats Advance to State B Semi with Impressive 61-39 Thumping of Thompson Falls

The old adage "It's not how you start the season, but how you finish it" couldn't be more true when talking about the 2021-22 Harlem Lady Cat girls basketball team. The Lady Cats struggled through...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

Radio Show Builds Awareness about Food Insecurity

On the third Monday of each month from 6:30-7:00 p.m. on Yellowstone Public Radio, host Stella Fong shares her personal love of food and wine in a series called "Flavors Under the Big Sky." On...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

Culinary Artists Capture Prizes

The culinary arts are always well represented at the Annual Montana Seed Show, and this year was no exception. On Saturday afternoon, March 12, Pie Superintendent Lisa Hamilton and Bread...

 

Blaine County Library

We have books from some of our patron’s favorite authors available this week. In “High Stakes” by Danielle Steel, five successful women play for high stakes in their careers at a boutique literary and talent agency. “The Lightning Rod” by...

 

Harlem Library

New titles ready for check out this week include “Box 88” by Charles Cumming. In this spy thriller a secret agent comes of age as he reckons with the legacy of his first mission. “Daughters of the Moon Goddess” is by Sue Lynn Tan. This debut...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

Four Harlem Students Start a Movement

Juniors Jessica King, Mylah Rider, Nellie King, and Ma'Lea Moore have gained notoriety at Harlem High School as the OGs. They are the 'originals' who found satisfaction in the poetry unit taught...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 16, 2022

Local Art Will Travel to Great Falls for Western Heritage Gathering

Next month when the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) hold their ceremony for the 14th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame on April 9, some...

 

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