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Articles from the April 12, 2023 edition


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  • A 'Sweet' Easter Egg Hunt Fills Youngsters Baskets

    Apr 12, 2023

  • Blaine County Journal Makes Printing Switch

    Kody Farmer|Apr 12, 2023

    A few Changes are coming to the printing of the Blaine County Journal and these changes will result in having to move up our deadline for inclusion in the following weeks edition from 5:00 pm on Friday to 5:00 pm on Thursday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but top priority is to be able to efficiently deliver our paper to our loyal readers in a reliable and timely matter. Since June of 2017 the Blaine County Journal has been utilizing the services of the Havre Daily News to get our paper printed. A solid working relationship...

  • Glacier Direct Nursing Brings Home Helath Care to Rural Communities

    Kody Farmer|Apr 12, 2023

    Health care is a big issue nationwide and a very real concern for the majority of people. The further one gets away from the big city the harder it becomes to obtain quality reliable and affordable healthcare. When it comes to an aging population in the very rural settings of the Hi-line in Montana those opportunities dwindle down to practically nothing. On Thursday, April 13 at the Blaine County Library, Kristy Naler and Marcy Kleinjan with Glacier Nurse+Direct will provide a Town Hall Q & A...

  • Opportunities Abound for Those Intrigued by the Arts

    Donna Miller|Apr 12, 2023

    Along with the budding of plants, April events are beginning to percolate as well. Anyone interested in the arts will likely find the recent proposals by Montana Actors’ Theater (MAT) appealing. MAT has ideas for both adults and youth to get involved this spring—either with auditions for William Shakespeare’s production Twelfth Night or with a workshop for youth interested in script writing, directing, or acting skills. On both April 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m., auditions will take place at the MSUN-MAT Theatre. These auditions will be seeki...

  • Properly Labeled Packages Will Ensure Faster Delivery

    Kody Farmer|Apr 12, 2023

    Getting packages delivered in a timely fashion, especially during the holidays has become a bit of a confrontational point recently between the consumer and the Post Office. During the Christmas season employees at the local post office can spend hours trying to find where packages are supposed to be delivered to as a result of improper labeling. The root of the problem essentially begins with the larger chain stores such as Amazon and Kohls and the way they require members to fill out their shi...

  • Chinook Golf Club to Hold Annual Meeting, Men's League Meeting to Follow

    Kody Farmer|Apr 12, 2023

    The weather outside may finally start to be cooperating and looking a bit more like spring but regardless of what it may be each day gets us all a bit closer to enjoying some great fun outdoors. The Chinook Golf and Country Club is already in the planning stages for what looks to be another fantastic season on the links. The Chinook Golf and Country Club has set the date for its Annual Meeting and invites all Club members to attend. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18 at the...

  • Journal Jots

    Apr 12, 2023

    Harlem Library This week the library will have special hours because the staff are attending training. April 12 and 13 the library will be open from 4 – 6 P.M. and the library will be closed April 14. The Book Challenge for April is to read a biography. The Book Club will meet April 17, 4 P.M. when we complete the discussion of “Inheriting Edith” by Zoe Fishman. Blaine County Library Tuesday Story Time at 10:30 and Hangout for grades 5 & 6 at 3:30. Thursday LEGO Club at 3:30. No Early Out Movie Friday April 7th. American Lutheran Church Chino...

  • Hays/Lodge Pole Archery Team 2nd at First Ever State Tournament

    Kody Farmer|Apr 12, 2023

    The Hays/Lodge Pole Archery program just wrapped up its second season under the direction of Rod Benson. The program has come a long way since it first started, and that growth has been highly rewarding. After beginning in a makeshift confined space in year one with just enough room to cover the bases, the program has evolved into an award winning team with its own secure space to practice. Archery has grown in many high schools across the state over the course of the past two years and the...

  • Marcus Jesse Small

    Apr 12, 2023

    Marcus Jesse Small, 51, passed away due to natural causes on April 1, 2023 in Great Falls, MT. Wake services were Monday, April 3, 2023 and funeral service was held Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 9:00 AM, with burial following at Rocky Boy Cemetery. Services were held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Rocky Boy. Wilderness Funeral Homes has been entrusted with arrangements. Marcus Jesse Small was born in Havre, MT to Richard and Eliza Small on January 2, 1972. He attended and graduated from Chemawa...

  • Gordon Mark Haugen

    Apr 12, 2023

    Gordon Mark Haugen passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023, in Green Valley, Arizona. Gordon was born in Glasgow, Montana on March 11, 1937 to Mark and Ruth Matchett Haugen. His family moved to a farm outside of Chinook, Montana in 1941, where he attended school. In 1955, Gordon met and married a Havre Central girl, Sharon Walen ("Punky" to all who knew her). To this union came three sons and one daughter. Gordon worked a variety of jobs and lived in various highline communities until 1964 when...

  • Deloris Marie Hofeldt

    Apr 12, 2023

    Age 95, of Kalispell, MT, formerly Chinook, MT, peacefully went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on April 4, 2023 at her home at Buffalo Hill Terrace. Deloris Willard was born on November 26, 1927, in Rolette County, North Dakota to Harold and Palma (Tweet) Willard. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. Her parents farmed near Rolette, ND until the depression when they moved to Lanton, Missouri. Around 1937 they returned to North Dakota and settled in Rugby. During high sc...

  • Hogeland Happenings

    Jane Krass|Apr 12, 2023

    Morgan, Jessica, Eva, Emma and Max Klindworth were out to Duane and Carol Klindworth’s for Easter. Matt Annie, Isaac, Hannah, Elliot, and Emmett were guests on Easter as well. Rhonda Mohar and Jack Thompson and Dusty and Misty Mohar and boys were guests at Terry and Brenda Mohar’s on Easter. Sharon Goodrich visited Jane Krass on Monday and brought delicious banana bread and bars. The Big Flat 4-H club hosted an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning at the Christian Church yard for the community preschool and elementary children. Refreshments wer...

  • Harlem Library

    Apr 12, 2023

    This week the library will be open special hours because the staff are attending training. April 12 and 13 the library will be open from 4:00-6:00 P.M. The library will be closed April 14. There will be no After School Squad or Lego Club this week. The Book Challenge for April is to read a biography. April is National Poetry Month. Come check out the display of a portion of our poetry collection. “My Good Man” is a coming-of-age novel written by Eric Gansworth. Brian is a man in his twenties who works as a reporter on the Niagara Cascade new...

  • Death Notice

    Apr 12, 2023

    Jay Henderson, 75, Jay C. Henderson, 75, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2023. A Celebration of Life for Jay will be held at the Fergus Trade Center (Fairgrounds) on Thursday, April 13th, 11:00 a.m. An obituary will be shared when complete. Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Jay’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com...

  • Chinook, Harlem, Turner Thinclads Finally Get To Compete in Cut Bank

    Kody Farmer|Apr 12, 2023

    It's been another weather delayed start to the high school spring sports season, but after practicing indoors for nearly a full month with no competition; Track and Field teams from Chinook, Harlem and Turner finally got a chance to compete. The three teams made the trek west to Cut Bank on Thursday for the Pre-Easter Invitational and performed very well. Ten years ago the Montana High School association adopted State Qualifying Standards for Class AA, A, B and a year later Class C. The...

  • Chinook Tennis in Wolf Point Canceled, Golf in Great Falls on Monday

    Apr 12, 2023

    The Chinook Sugarbeeter Tennis Team had to cancel their Match with Wolf Point on Thursday, April 6, they will next compete in Lewistown this Saturday. The ‘ Beeter Golf Team saw their first action of the season on Monday, playing the Anaconda Hills Course in Great Falls. Full Results will be in next weeks paper....

  • Blaine County Track & Field Results - Cut Bank, MT. April 6, 2023

    Apr 12, 2023

    Boys Results 100 Meters - 9.) Carson Nissen, Chinook - :12.18; 12.) Tyler Schoen, Chinook - :12.28. 200 Meters - 4.) Tyler Schoen, Chinook - :25.33; 6.) Braxton Inman, Chinook - :25.53; 7.) Ryan Doyle, Turner - :25.70. 400 Meters - 7.) Ryan Doyle, Turner - :55.53. 800 Meters - 2.) Landen Beck, Chinook - 2:18.19. 1600 Meters - 3.) Branlin Foote, Harlem - 4:56.44. 3200 Meters - 1.) Branlin Foote, Harlem - 10:52.4; 4.) Landen Beck, Chinook - 12:05.81; 7.) Isaac Cuts the Rope, Harlem - 12:53.53. 110 Meter Hurdles - 2.) Levi Jensen, Chinook :17.35....

  • Aaniiih Nakoda College announces a new KGVA Station Manager

    Apr 12, 2023

    President Sean Chandler welcomes Mr. Ron Bruschi as the new Station Manager for KGVA 88.1 FM Radio Station that is located on the Aaniiih Nakoda College campus. Ron Bruschi's voice is well-known along the northern tier of Montana from innovative ads to exciting play-by-play high school and college basketball games. Ron brings twenty-seven years radio station expertise and talent to KGVA in media broadcasting, as a sports director, in sales and promotions, and with managerial skills. "We are exci...

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