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Articles from the April 3, 2024 edition


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  • "To do is to learn" describes recent project by CHS students at the Wildlife Museum

    Steve Edwards|Apr 3, 2024

    A group of Chinook High students in the Ag Design class recently were able to apply what they learned to a real-life situation. While some of their classmates were on the annual "DC Trip" sponsored by the school, six students spent a part of three days completing a project that will help the folks managing the local Wildlife Museum. Wildlife Museum Board Member Vicki Hofeldt heard the museum needed some different equipment in the museum's office to accommodate a new scanner. Vicki approached...

  • The Life and Legend of Yellowstone Kelly exhibit at Blaine County Museum

    Steve Edwards|Apr 3, 2024

    The Blaine County Museum in Chinook is currently hosting an exhibit about the life of Yellowstone Kelly. Luther Sage Kelly was a Union soldier during the latter stages of the Civil War. He spent much of the remainder of his life in the American West as a hunter, scout, adventurer and eventually as a government official in the Philippines and Indian Agent in Arizona. Kelly was a member of President Teddy Roosevelt's "tennis court," a group of close friends and confidents of the president known...

  • Chinook FFA Competes in Billings This Week

    Donna Miller|Apr 3, 2024

    Twenty-two members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA departed on Monday afternoon, April 1 for Billings where they will be attending the 94th Annual Montana FFA State Convention all week. Following the convention theme Guided by Gold, events will take place at MetraPark – First Interstate Arena from April 2-6. In addition to their nine qualifying teams, two of the members, Aislinn Handy and Wylee Simenson will be receiving their Montana State FFA Degrees at the State Degree Dinner on April 5. S...

  • 4-H MEETING MINUTES (VALLEY CLOVERS)

    Norah Zellmer|Apr 3, 2024

    March 24, 2024 The meeting was called to order by President Wylee Simenson at 1:00 PM at the Miller shop. Norah Zellmer led the American pledge and Wacee Simenson led the 4-H pledge. The roll call was what’s your favorite thing to do in the snow. Hannah Schoen read the minutes from the last meeting. Norah Zellmer and Wylee Simenson reported on the Seed Show. Our club entered two display boards into the Seed Show. One of them was on a 4-H steer and the other was on Photography. Henry Miller Reported on 4-H camp. He is going to be a camp c...

  • 4-H MEETING MINUTES (Big Flat)

    Hannah Van Voast|Apr 3, 2024

    The March/April meeting for Big Flat 4-H was held on March 29, 2024 at 9:30 AM at Turner Christian Church. Roll call was “Use three words to describe yourself.” Members present were: Modesty Chamberlain, Alaina Egbert, Avery and Piper Fox, Hannah and Isaac Klindworth, Hannah and Natalie Richman, Mary Simons, and Hannah and Isabella Van Voast. Shannon Van Voast was the only leader at the meeting. Visitors were Rhett and the cousins of the Klindworth family. The American pledge was led by Natalie, the 4-H Pledge was led by Modesty. Tre...

  • Journal Jots

    Apr 3, 2024

    Sonshine Church School Sonshine Church School is on Fridays from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Wallner Hall Harlem Library The Book Challenge for April is to read a book about outer space, astronauts or aliens. In other space news, the library will be celebrating the total solar eclipse which happens on April 8 although in our part of the country we will only have a partial eclipse. Friday, April 5 Carly will be outside of the library (weather permitting) handing out information and protective viewing glasses. On Monday, April 8, beginning shortly aft...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Apr 3, 2024

    Hello From the Chinook Social Senior Center! By the time you all read this, we will have gathered with friends and or family to celebrate our Risen Lord. We should all truly pause and know that” Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus” Where oh where would any of us be without Jesus? Our Paint with Jack classes have been enjoyed by a great number of people who are learning that we each have a gift as different and diverse as we are. No matter what we believe about ourselves or our inability to create art, the truth is that each of us has a style as...

  • Chinook Library

    Apr 3, 2024

    We have one non-fiction book available this week. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, & Murder by David Gunn is a page-turning story of a shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. Gunn is the author of Killers of the Flower Moon. A couple inherits an apartment with a spine-tingling past in The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger. The Hunter by Tana French is a nuanced, atmospheric tale that explores what we’ll do for our loved ones, what we’ll do for revenge, and what we sacrifice when the t...

  • Harlem Library

    Apr 3, 2024

    A total solar eclipse will take place April 8 in parts of our country. Although in our area it will only be a partial eclipse the library will celebrate this memorable event. On Friday, April 5 Carly will be outside the library (weather permitting) passing out information about the eclipse as well as protective viewing glasses. On the day of the eclipse, Monday, April 8, local expert Eva English will be at the library shortly after we open at 11 A.M. to share information, answer questions, give demonstrations, and livestream the event from...

  • Joyce Diane Schepp

    Apr 3, 2024

    Joyce Diane Schepp, 77, was called home on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024, joining her beloved husband, Ed Schepp. Joyce was born June 15th, 1946 to Clark and Winifred Nelson in Havre, MT. Joyce graduated Harlem High School in 1964. Proceeding high school, Joyce married Dennis Frey and they had three children, Shawn, Dallas and Michelle. They later divorced. Joyce married Jim Gallus and they welcomed a son, Randy and later divorced. Joyce met the love of her life in 1985, Ed Schepp, and they were...

  • James John Cresswell

    Apr 3, 2024

    James John Cresswell 73, passed away on March 5, 2024 after a lengthy illness at the Forsyth, MT. Hospital. Jim was born on April 25, 1950 in Havre, MT to Olive (Reed) and Rayford Cresswell. He attended school in Harlem and graduated from Turner High School in 1969. He then served in the Navy. After his discharge from the service he moved to Billings. Jim and Peggy were married May 7, 1976 in Billings. He retired from ConocoPhillips Refinery in Billings. They were residing in Colstrip , Mt at...

  • Jack Edward Upshaw

    Apr 3, 2024

    Jack Edward Upshaw was born on October 2, 1938, in Chinook, Montana to Lillian Nelson Upshaw and Oscar Upshaw. He passed away on December 30, 2023, in Long Beach, California. Jack grew up in Chinook and graduated from Chinook High School in 1956. He spent his junior year of high school in Washington, DC. where he was a page for Senator Mike Mansfield. He went on to graduate from the University of Montana. Jack spent his adult life as an educator in both social studies and drama. He was a lifelong Democrat and loved discussing politics. He also...

  • Richard Samuel Tilleman

    Apr 3, 2024

    Richard Samuel Tilleman age 84, passed away March 25, 2024, at home with his wife Vernelia by his side. He was born November 15, 1939, at midwife Gertie Closner's home, the fourth of seven sons, to Charles and Beulah (Willman) Tilleman. His mother had all 7 boys there. Richard graduated from Chinook High School in 1957. In 1957, he also joined the Chinook Unit of the National Guard and trained for 6 months at both Fort Ord, California and Fort Knox, Kentucky. After completing training, he...

  • Wesley M. Stearns

    Apr 3, 2024

    Wesley M Stearns (Wes), 73 of Williston, North Dakota, formerly of Chinook, Montana passed away at his home on March 24, 2024, with his family by his side after a battle with COPD. Wes was born December 15, 1950 in Havre, Montana to Gay A Stearns, and Thelma (Allery) Stearns. Wes was the oldest of 5 children. Wes began his oilfield career in August of 1965 at the ripe old age of 15. He continued to work in the oilfield as a Mud Engineer / Drilling Fluid Specialist until the day he passed. He...

  • Hall of Chapters Display Features a Year in Pictures

    Donna Miller|Apr 3, 2024

    The Chinook Chapter of the FFA has been preparing for State Convention all year, but activity intensified at the end of March with the convention dates, April 2-6 looming. In preparation for the 94th Annual Montana FFA State Convention, a committee met to construct a display for the Chapter's entry for the Hall of Chapters. The theme this year is "Guided by Gold," and all entries must meet criteria outlined on a rubric. According to FFA Advisor Mrs. Mizti Cecrle, this entry is a board that the...

  • Sugarbeeters Take Delivery of New Wrestling Mats

    Donna Miller|Apr 3, 2024

    On March 27, the Chinook High School Wrestling Program received new mats. They arrived from Resilite Sports Products located in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, at approximately 2:45 p.m., and the wrestlers gathered to unload them. The new wrestling mats were carried into the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium where they will be rolled out and treated with a chemical preservative. They will remain locked away in that space for the next 14 days. During that time, no one will have access to the auditorium....

  • Museum Memo

    Olivia Downs|Apr 3, 2024

    Last week, the staff here at the museum had the great opportunity to attend the Museum Associations of Montana’s annual conference in Lewistown. Museum Associations of Montana is a non-profit, professional organization whose goal is to strengthen all of Montana's Museums. MAM connects your organizations with others throughout the state, offering them a support network. They hosts an annual conference where museums get a chance to not only strengthen their support network, but to learn valuable information and skills from peer lead p...