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Articles from the April 13, 2022 edition


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  • Turn-out Reported as Good

    Donna Miller|Apr 13, 2022

    One Health Sweet held an Open House at its Harlem facility on the afternoon of April 6 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. This gave residents an opportunity to tour the new building, meet the staff, and enjoy refreshments. The One Health staff expressed excitement at the prospect of seeing patients in Harlem again. One individual remarked: "We are so excited to be seeing you all again, and we are ready to better your healthcare!" All of the current One Health Sweet providers who will rotate through Harlem...

  • Blaine County Museum Receives Preservation Project Grant to Hire an Intern

    Donna Miller|Apr 13, 2022

    Zachary Coe, Community Outreach Manager from the Montana History Foundation, announced on March 29 that twenty-eight projects across the state received a total of $212,187 in grant funds disbursed for preservation projects in 2022. That sum marks the largest amount ever awarded. Among those awarded grants, the Blaine County Museum received $10,000 for the purposes of hiring a cataloging intern. Samantha French, Blaine County Museum Director, believes that this is the first Montana History...

  • Recent streaming class part of move to "reenergize the Center"

    Steve Edwards|Apr 13, 2022

    More than 25 locals came to learn about streaming at the recent class in Chinook conducted by Triangle Communications. Streaming is an electronic delivery method that allows consumers to access digital entertainment using a variety of electronic devices. The course content helped attendees understand how streaming works, demonstrated devices that can be used for streaming and introduced various streaming services available. Chinook Senior Center Director Karyn Higgins said the program was very...

  • Local Students Will Hear Program to Motivate Responsible Technology Use

    Donna Miller|Apr 13, 2022

    Students from the Chinook, Harlem, and Turner School Districts will be attending a presentation by Richard Guerry on April 19 in an afternoon assembly at the Harlem High School Gymnasium. Guerry, who is from New Jersey and represents the Institute for Responsible Online and Cellphone Communication (IROC2), will share the live event: “Develop Your Digital Consciousness,” which is based on his book Public and Permanent. A second presentation is available to Blaine County parents and community members from 6:30-8:00 on Tuesday evening at Harlem Hi...

  • Finding Resolution for Cell Service Disruptions

    Donna Miller|Apr 13, 2022

    While dead spots have always existed in cell coverage, cell phone users on the Hi-Line have reported an increase in dropped calls and sketchy service in recent weeks. According to Verizon customer service personnel, several external factors can be the cause. For issues that remain unresolved, tech support personnel at the Verizon office in Havre share a helpline and encourage customers to seek a logical resolution. Although Verizon claims to have "the largest, most reliable network in the...

  • Journal Jots

    Apr 13, 2022

    Harlem Library The Book Challenge for April is to read a book from the 900s section. Let the library know if you have completed the March Book Challenge. Bear Paw Cooperative The Bear Paw Cooperative, through your local school district, assists in the provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities. Through a process called Child Find, your local school district accepts referrals, provides evaluations and special education for children ages 3-18 years if they qualify. Please contact your local school district...

  • Easter Egg Hunts Scheduled, But Why Does a Bunny Bring Eggs

    Kody Farmer|Apr 13, 2022

    Easter is an incredibly significant moment in all of Christianity and regardless of whether you and your family are practicing members of Faith, we are all aware of the significance and meaning of the Holiday. This weekend many will celebrate the Holiday as it was intended and celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ Our Savior. In addition, the weekend marks the start of spring break or a post winter getaway for those who may not be religious. Either way the weekend will be focused...

  • Hogeland Happenings

    Jane Krass|Apr 13, 2022

    Merrilyn Billmayer and Loretta Beck were among those who attended the Tri-Parish council meeting at the Lutheran Church in Turner on Sunday. Dalton Cornell, Ed Zellmer, and Gene and Susan Billmayer also were Hogeland members who attended. Jane Krass hosted a belated birthday party at her home on Saturday for Linda Hauge and Susan Billmayer. Diana Maloney, Anita and Brooke Reed, Hilary, Hannah, and Natalie Richman, as well as Linda and Susan attended. Linda Hauge and Anita Reed visited Jane Krass on Tuesday, and they celebrated Linda’s b...

  • 2021 Senior of the Year Title Belongs to Elaine Campbell

    Donna Miller|Apr 13, 2022

    Making up for missed opportunities, the Chinook Senior Citizens' Center Board has named their 2021 Senior of the Year (SOY): Elaine Campbell. Both Campbell and the 2020 SOY, Roger Fischer, will be honored in an Open House Luncheon at the Chinook Senior Citizens' Center on April 22 at noon. Elaine (Maloney) Campbell was born in Malta in 1937. She spent her childhood on the Maloney family cattle and sheep ranch East of Turner on Woody Island Creek near the town of Chapman. In this remote...

  • Quiet Time - Hello God, it's me, Mara

    Apr 13, 2022

    You know Lord, we hunger for sacred space and yearn for quiet time. We know that You are always ready and willing to meet us in that space. We must study, meditate, praise, and pray so that divine space becomes the highlight of our daily journey so that we can experience pure peace in Your loving presence. A friend shared this poem, credit was given to the American Presbyterian Clergywomen in 2001 entitled: Quiet time with the Lord: I have often stopped to wonder, why I am always in a hurry? Can I make it through the daylight without some fuss...

  • LifeLine Project to Present in Chinook

    Donna Miller|Apr 13, 2022

    Based in Missoula, Montana, the LifeGuard Group will be making three presentations in Chinook on April 27. They will be conducting a 7-12 student assembly at 10:00 a.m. in the Floyd Bowen Gymnasium at Chinook High School (CHS); a teacher/staff training at 2:00 p.m.; and a community rally at 6:30 on Wednesday evening in the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium at CHS. The 60-minute LifeLine Assembly: Human Trafficking will share age-appropriate information with students about this frightening trend. According...

  • Blaine County Library

    Apr 13, 2022

    Thank you to everyone who stopped in to “Connect with Your Library” during National Library Week. Winners of the drawings were Donna Miller, Balen Adair and Landon Minnis. Congratulations to the lucky winners. We would like to send a shout out to the Chinook teachers and The Hoffman family for their generous donations to the library in celebration of National Library Week! It’s great to know that what we do is appreciated by the community. We had a nice turnout for the Triangle class on streaming. We hope everyone who attended got all the answe...

  • 'Beeters, Wildcats Perform Very Well at Havre Lions Track & Field Meet

    Kody Farmer|Apr 13, 2022

    The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Wildcats were back on the track and in the field once again while the Turner Tornadoes and Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds were competing for the first time. The weekly schedule was disrupted by weather earlier in the week with the Cal Wearley being postponed until later in the month. The postponement of a huge meet like the Cal Wearley and with inclement weather on the horizon for a scheduled Saturday meet in Lewistown left teams scrambling to compete. The...

  • 'Beeter Tennis off to a solid start in the Northern B/C, Perform Well in Choteau

    Kody Farmer|Apr 13, 2022

    The Chinook Sugarbeeter Tennis Team is busy getting their roster all the experience they can to start the season. Weather of course always plays a big part in high school spring sports across our great state. This past weekend the Sugarbeeters were in Choteau competing with a number of teams. Chinook began the season with some early season competition in Chinook and Fort Benton. Chinook Head Tennis Coach, Janelle Deanon is excited about how her team has began the season and provided some depth...

  • 'Beeter Girls 3rd, Boys 4th at Sunburst-Valier Invitational Held at Marias Valley Golf Club

    Kody Farmer|Apr 13, 2022

    The Chinook Sugarbeeter Boys and Girls golf teams were in Shelby this past Thursday competing in the Sunburst/Valier Invitational. The tournament was played at the Marias Valley Golf Club just south of Shelby. Spring weather in Montana is anything but predictable so it's imperative to get as many rounds in as possible when the conditions allow. In Class C Golf a Varsity team scores three players while playing four. In each round the three best scores of the four make up the total team score. Dur...

  • Gift Card Winners from Chinook Prom Announced

    Donna Miller|Apr 13, 2022

    After an evening in an Enchanted Forest on March 26, gift card winners were reported from Chinook’s prom. On Monday morning, March 28, Prevention Specialist for Blaine County, Ashley Birdtail expressed pleasure in being able to share the success of her prom messaging cards initiative. Following the Grand March in Floyd Bowen Gymnasium at approximately 8:00 on Saturday night, two cousins were crowned Prom King and Prom Queen: Daniel MacLeod and Anna Terry. Mother of the queen and aunt to the king, Julie Terry stated: “It’s pretty special for the...

  • Dinner Theatre Comes to Town

    Donna Miller|Apr 13, 2022

    Dinner Theatre is returning to Chinook! Montana Actors’ Theatre (MAT) will be presenting Charlie’s Aunt at the Eagles Club on both April 22 and 23 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Updated for a modern audience, Charlie’s Aunt, written by Martin Holt but based on the original play by Brandon Thomas, is a comedic farce. In this version, which will be directed by Casey Pratt, Charlie and Jack love Amy and Kitty. When Amy is scheduled to go away, Charlie thinks he may miss his opportunity to ask for her hand. While he wrestles with this dilemma, he disco...

  • Overcast Is Top Twenty Finalist

    Donna Miller|Apr 13, 2022

    For three days in June, the streets of Red Lodge-as well as its bars, cafes, and parks-become a gathering place for songwriters. When the 6th Annual Red Lodge Songwriter Festival takes place from June 23-25, Tj Overcast from Chinook, Montana, will be among the talent. On April 5, Overcast learned that his song "A Month and a Day" was chosen as a Top Twenty Finalist in the 2022 Rocky Mountain Songwriting Showcase. "I have been invited to perform in Red Lodge, Montana, on June 25 to compete for...

  • ROARing Students of the Week

    Apr 13, 2022

    The new spring season finds the following Harlem Elementary students joining the Rockin' ROAR Roster: Lucas Blackcrow (grade 5), Bryson Horn (grade 2), Taniya Cliff (grade 4), Reggie Doney (Kindergarten), and Jada Whiteclay (grade 3). Not Pictured: Olivia Newbill (grade 6) and Jay Mount (grade 1). These seven exceptionally Respectful, Organized, Always safe, and Responsible Lil' Wildcats won their title for the week ending March 25....

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