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Articles from the April 10, 2024 edition


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  • Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Combo Store Coming to Harlem

    Donna Miller|Apr 10, 2024

    The Family Dollar store has partnered with Dollar Tree to bring a new retail option to Harlem, Montana. Located at 102 Central Avenue Southwest, the Family Dollar and Dollar Tree combination store is due to open in the coming months. According to a corporate spokesperson, "It's two great stores coming together. Family Dollar, ready to meet your family's needs, will work alongside Dollar Tree, with its thrilling offerings in seasonal, party, and crafting to help you celebrate life's occasions....

  • NEW LOCAL COORDINATOR IN TURNER, MT

    Press Release|Apr 10, 2024

    Julie Welsh joins International Cultural Exchange Services Turner, MT - 4/2/2024 – International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) welcomes Julie Welsh as a new Local Coordinator. "I live on a farm/ranch in rural North Central Montana. My husband and I have three grown sons and one daughter who is 10. We hosted an exchange student several years ago, and now I hope to help students come to our small community to learn more about our small community to learn more about our lifestyle. I enjoy r...

  • Montana Science Olympiad Set for April 19 in Bozeman

    Donna Miller|Apr 10, 2024

    On Friday, April 19, approximately 900 middle and high school students from 80 teams across Montana will converge on Montana State University’s campus in Bozeman for the Montana Science Olympiad 2024 State Tournament. Among those students will be teams from Chinook. The event features competitions in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. According to Chinook High School Science Instructor, Mr. Aaron Chriss, this year’s representation consists of both high school and...

  • USDA Announces No Actions Under Feedstock Flexibility Program

    Apr 10, 2024

    FPAC.BC.Press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, March 25, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced today that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2023, which runs from Oct. 1, 2023, to Sept. 30, 2024. The CCC is required by law to quarterly announce estimates of sugar to be purchased and sold under the Feedstock Flexibility Program based on crop and consumption forecasts. Federal law allows sugar processors to obtain loans from USDA with m...

  • Fifth Graders Will Host Annual Wax Museum

    Donna Miller|Apr 10, 2024

    On Thursday, April 11, at 2:15 p.m., the fifth graders at Meadowlark Elementary School will be hosting their Wax Museum under the direction of Mrs. Lesa MacLeod. The public is invited to attend. The wax museum is a culmination of a quarter-long project conducted by the fifth graders. These students are required to research a person in history and write a biographical essay based on that person’s life. Additionally, students write a two-three minute speech in which they share important details ab...

  • Havre Elks Lodge: New Officers

    Press Release|Apr 10, 2024

    Havre Elks Lodge #1201 installed the members who will lead the lodge in the 2024-25 year Monday April 1st. The members who were installed and their offices are Exalted Ruler, Matt Kretchmer; Leading Knight, Dale Herd; Lecturing Knight, Greg Tilleman; Loyal Knight, Robert Kurtz; Secretary, Brandy Kurtz; Esquire, Kyle Leeds; Chaplin, Debra Herd; Inner guard, Brian Carpenter. The lodge trustees for the 2024-25 year are Carra Palmer, David Murray and Donna Tilleman. Secretary Brandy Kurtz said: “We look forward to working with these fine members w...

  • Linda R. Finley Hendrickson

    Apr 10, 2024

    Linda R. Finley Hendrickson was born on October 19, 1948, in Havre, Montana to Roy F. and Sally A. (Legge) Finley and passed away at her home in Great Falls on March 14, 2024, at the age of 75. She was raised on the family farm east of Chinook in Paradise Valley and moved to Havre. She married Stanley Hendrickson in 1988 and they enjoyed 35 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Margaret Brown of Cut Bank, and Patricia (Gary) Lehnerz of Scottsdale, Arizona;... Full story

  • Connie Shelstad

    Apr 10, 2024

    Connie Shelstad, 84 passed away at her home in Pacific Grove CA., on March 26, 2024. A memorial service will be held on April 12, 2024 at Wilderness Funeral Homes of Chinook at 11:00am.... Full story

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Apr 10, 2024

    Hello From the Chinook Social Senior Center We had a great number of people here last Friday, March 29th for the Birthday party! We also had quite a number of people here on Mon., April 1st to help Steve Edwards celebrate his 80th birthday! It is no surprise to many of us that he was born on April 1st. He is quite a jokester. In fact, he came with a “Snow Snake”. Gads, that guy never quits. We all gifted him with the best “White Elephant” gifts that we could imagine. There were a couple of kind people who brought him something nice, but all...

  • HarlemLibrary

    Apr 10, 2024

    Tonight the Harlem Library and the Montana Library Network are hosting the virtual program “Rockhounding with Neil Maier, Hellgate Mineral Society” from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. You may join via Zoom at https://bit.ly/Rockhounding or come to the watch party at the library. The Book Challenge for April is to read a book about outer space, astronauts or aliens. The library will close early at 12:30 P.M. on April 16 so staff may attend training. “Friends & Fun,” a socializing time for adults, meets on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Join us for food, g...

  • National Public Health Week was April 1-7

    Blaine County Health Department|Apr 10, 2024

    Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health Public health is more than just health care. It’s the steps we take to make sure our neighborhoods and environment are free from pollution. It’s making sure our food and water are safe to eat and drink. It’s also the relationships we foster in our communities. We’re all interconnected. When we all come together to support public health, all of us — individuals, families, communities and the public health field — can achieve the goals of public health. What is civic engagement?...

  • Journal Jots

    Apr 10, 2024

    Sonshine Church School Sonshine Church School is on Fridays from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Wallner Hall Harlem Library Tonight the Montana Library Network and the Harlem Library are hosting the virtual program “Rockhounding with Neil Maier, Hellgate Mineral Society” from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. You may join on your own device at https://bit.ly/Rockhounding or come to the watch party at the library. The Book Challenge for April is to read a book about outer space, astronauts or aliens. The library will close early at 12:30 on April 16 for staff tra...