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Articles from the March 18, 2020 edition

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 By Kody Farmer    News    March 18, 2020

Seed Show Resilient Despite Winter Storm

Through the years the Oldest Continuously running Seed Show in the country has faced many obstacles. The 71st edition of the Montana Seed Show had the challenge of a severe winter storm to deal with...


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Blaine County Health Department Official Message Blaine County Health Department is actively working on coordinating Blaine County’s response to COVID-19 in light of the ever-evolving situation. Blaine County Health Department is focusing on our... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts Local Events and Entities

In response to a news conference last Thursday, when growing concerns about the coronavirus prompted Governor Steve Bullock to declare a state of emergency. During his news conference at the state Capitol, Bullock said: “Now is still the time to...

 By Kody Farmer    News    March 18, 2020

Marshall Catch Band puts on electrifying show

The Blaine County Fair Foundation has been hard at work for quite some time raising funds for a new indoor arena at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. There certainly have been some very positive results...


NMH: COVID-19 Update: COVID-19 Clinic Open

Havre, Montana – Northern Montana Health Care (NMHC) has opened an alternative clinic for suspected COVID-19 patients. It is located on the east side of the NMHC campus in the building formerly known as Medical Group East. NMHC would like to reiter...


State of Montana COVID-19

MEDIA ADVISORY State of Montana COVID-19 March 16, 2020 Contact: John Grassy, Public Information Officer Montana Dept. Natural Resources and Conservation (406) 324-4752 / Amber Conger, Communications Director Montana Dept. Of... Full story


FWP to temporarily suspend hunter, bowhunter ed classes

Due to health concerns for students and volunteers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is postponing all hunter and bowhunter education classes that are scheduled through March 30, at which point FWP will reassess the situation. COVID-19 cases have been...

 By Darin Hannum    News    March 18, 2020

Chinook Schools Lunch Plan

Starting Thursday from 9-10 am for breakfast, and 12-1 pm for lunch for students Chinook Schools will provide sack meals for current students to pick up at Meadowlark's front door. This is free of charge for all students. The bag will include both... Full story


Roman Catholic Bishop Michael Warfel suspends all public Masses until March 30

With the concerns for the most vulnerable and the elderly, Bishop Warfel, after consultation with priests, staff and other vital personnel has determined that the best process going forward was to...


NMH: COVID-19 Update: Cancellations

Havre, Montana – Northern Montana Health Care (NMHC) has implemented several measures as a result of the COVID-19 crisis that they wish to inform the public. Both Northern Montana Hospital (NMH) and the Northern Montana Care Center (NMCC) are... Full story


Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for March is to read a book about religion, either fiction or nonfiction. This month marks the beginning of the 2020 Census. You may complete your survey form at The library has computers set aside...


Updated Response from Blaine County Public Officials

Officials throughout Blaine County met Monday and Tuesday to begin working on individual contingency plans as well that will allow each entity to also work with others in the county to best serve our citizens. Everyones health and safety is a... Full story


Hogeland Happenings

The Annual Seed Show was held this past week in Harlem. A good crowd attended despite the snow and cold weather. On Saturday, Diana Maloney and Hilary Richman ,Hannah and Natalie were out to see Mom and Dad Krass for a little while to help them and...


Turner Talk

Lenny Erickson and Max and Kirsti Cederberg took in the Montana Seed Show in Harlem over the weekend. Hudson and Mary Kate Simons served lunch on Friday at the Montana Seed Show and the banquet dinner on Saturday as a fundraiser for the Harlem Swim...


Marcella Marie Billadeau Boling

Marcella Marie Billadeau Boling passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 while surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Marcella was born to Virgie & Lawrence... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    March 18, 2020

Meadowlark Elementary Student Dioramas Reveal Learning about Biomes

In a science unit on ecology, Ms. Emily Scofield’s third graders at Meadowlark Elementary School studied biomes. To assess their understanding of the information taught, Ms. Scofield invited each...


Chinook Senior Center

Winter decided to return with a vengeance and made a liar out of the weather app. on my phone, which said light snow only. I was really hoping that we would only get a light snow and not be too cold. I have decided that a weatherman, I am not. With...


Harlem Senior Center

March 22nd - Spring Dinner & Bazaar 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Big Flat Catholic Church Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Thursday, April 2nd - Albertsons 10% Off Day for Seniors age 55+ April 3rd, 4th, 5th - Poets and Pickers - night performances o...

 By Donna Miller    News    March 18, 2020

Meadowlark Students Participate in Treasure State Award Voting

Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as "the Nation's Report Card," prove that those who read the most, read the best. Without reading comprehension skil...

 By Janice Gilham    News    March 18, 2020

Harlem Elementary Best Bus Behavior

On Tuesday, March 10th, Harlem Rodeo Drive Bus Route students were treated to a yummy pizza party. It has taken the riders since the 2019-20 school year began until now to finally fill in all of the...


The 71st Annual Montana Seed Show in Pictures

The 71st Annual Montana Seed Show took place this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Harlem High School. Despite a severe winter storm affecting travel up and down the Hi-line, organizers...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    March 18, 2020

Harlem thumps Colstrip 68-47 to win first ever Sate Tournament game in Butte

The Harlem Lady Cats didn't get the finish they had hoped for at the Class B State Girls Basketball Tournament in Butte this past weekend, but they did make history along the way. The tournament was...


Blaine County Health Department: Blaine County Update

The Blaine County Health Department, the Board of Health (consisting of the three Blaine County commissioners and two appointed community members), and the Health Officer are acutely aware of the public health emergency that is ongoing with pandemic... Full story


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