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Brekke block in Harlem collapses as record snowfall finally takes its toll

Hays, MT, March 19, 2018– On Saturday, March 17th heavy snow caused the collapse of an IMDG building in Harlem. IMDG is awaiting final approval on our emergency permit for hazardous waste removal...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 21, 2018

2018 March Madness touches Blaine County, Calcutta's held in Chinook and Harlem

Reporter's note: Alert readers will recall I've written about the annual calcutta held at Kennedy's Bar in Harlem for the last two or three years. This year I was able to attend the Calcutta in...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 21, 2018

Tony Collins uses wood, steel and cowhide to make western art

Reporter's note: I'm not exactly sure the first time I saw Tony Collins carrying a branding iron, but I think it was at the old "Journal" office. I was quite intrigued with his ability to fashion...

 

Old Man of the Mountain image in a snow bank

Jeff Finley, of Chinook, shot this photo on his walk from the store to home. He said it reminded him of some of the photos he's seen of famous images on the rock face of a mountain or...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 21, 2018

Wildlife Museum Banquet and Auction set for Saturday, April 7

The Annual Banquet and Auction to benefit the Blaine County Wildlife Museum in Chinook is set for Saturday, April 7. Festivities start at the museum on Indiana Street with a tour available to banquet...

 
 By Jane Krass    News    March 21, 2018

Hogeland happenings

Wally and Loretta Beck visited Monday and had coffee with Ed and Kathy Zellmer. Teresa Cornell went to Scobey this past weekend to visit Cassie and Richard Handran and family. Sandy Beck was to Chinook on Wednesday and played cards with her group at...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    March 21, 2018

Turner Talk

Ralph and Nancy Snider just want to say that they have been enjoying all the Tornado basketball! It was exciting watching the high school girls and boys, especially following the girls to divisional. Now that the Jamboree’s are in full force, they...

 

Florence "Babe Ro" Durand

Florence "Babe Ro" Durand, 60, passed away March 15, 2018 at the Northern Montana Long Term Care Center in Havre, Mt. Babe Ro was born September 18, 1957 to Charlene Leo at Fort Belknap Hospital. She... Full story

 

Robert "Bob" John Lott

Robert "Bob" John Lott, 71, passed away on March 7th 2018 due to natural causes on at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home, in Chinook MT. Bob was born on October 17th 1946 to Frank and Helen Lott in... Full story

 

St. Gabriel's inaugural fish fry held

Several members of the Havre Knights of Columbus were at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church last Friday to hold a fish fry. The Havre group said this was the third fish fry they had done in the last few...

 

My Answer

Q: My friend says that Jesus never claimed to be God, or anything like that. He says Jesus was on a spiritual search just like the rest of us, and what we basically learn from Jesus is how we can find our own spiritual path. Is he right? A: No, your...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 21, 2018

First Aid for Parents part of Family Education Series

First Aid for Parents was held recently at the Blaine County Library. The course is part of the Family Education Series sponsored by the Blaine County Public Health Department. There is no charge for...

 

Blaine County Library

Millions will be the movie today at 1:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. It is rated PG and running time is 98 minutes. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served. Max will be showing March 28th. We are showing the movies with...

 

HARLEM LIBRARY

The regular meeting of the library board of trustees is March 28, 4:15 P.M. in the meeting room. Two new nonfiction books at the library this week include “Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?” by Mark Hyman, MD. In this no-nonsense guide to achievi...

 
 By Kristi Norby    News    March 21, 2018

Chinook Senior Center

It was another busy week at the center. I’m working on the April calendars and we have several exciting activities lined up for you with special guest speakers and the Poets & Pickers! Congratulations to Paulette Cronk for winning the beautiful...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    March 21, 2018

Turner Schools celebrate PI Day: 3.14159265 35897932384626433832795028841971693993751

The Junior and High School students at Turner School enjoyed observing PI Day at their school this past Wednesday, 3/14/18. The students shared their knowledge of PI DAY with other students in the...

 

Spring Aboard: Boaters urged to get educated before boating season

The temperature may be cool outside, but boating safety advocates urge boaters to enroll in a boating education course. Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign encourages boaters to get educated prior to the kick-off of the...

 

Spring has sprung at FSA in Chinook

Though it seams as though spring will never come the calendar says it has arrived. After such a long, cold winter that little tidbit doesn't seem to make people laugh, 'Cabin Fever' is running rampit...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    March 21, 2018

Celebrate National Ag-Week 2018 March 18-24, 2018

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 18-24, has been designated by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA)...

 

Montana FSA: Nine Livestock Indemnity Program Public Meetings Scheduled Across Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont., March 14, 2018 - USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Mike Foster today announced nine public meetings for livestock producers scheduled in March and April 2018. The meetings are open to the public. FSA will present...

 

Upcoming Farm Service Agency Deadlines

Upcoming Farm Service Agency Deadlines April 2: Application for Payment deadline for the 2017 Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). (A notice of loss must have been filed with the local FSA office within 30 calendar days from when the 2017 loss was...

 

Spring Aboard: Boaters urged to get educated before boating season

The temperature may be cool outside, but boating safety advocates urge boaters to enroll in a boating education course. Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign encourages boaters to get educated prior to the kick-off of the...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 21, 2018

Chambers' First Business After Hours for 2018 held last week in Chinook

Miscellany and My Neighbor hosted the Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce first quarterly Business After Hours for 2018 last week. The Business After Hours was changed from a monthly program to a...

 

Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Applications Due March 29

Paddlefish anglers planning to harvest a fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications for this drawing can be made by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or...

 

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