Articles from the April 18, 2018 edition

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As the Temperature rises so do local rivers and streams

The ice has gone off this section of the Milk River just south of Chinook on the Clear Creek Road as it rapidly rose over the weekend. Ice jams continue to cause problems throughout the Milk River...

 By Marc Kloker    News    April 18, 2018

Region 6 FWP: Anticipates it will find Winterkill in some area ponds

For Immediate Release It has been a winter for the books in Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6. After the summer of 2017 that was plagued by record drought conditions, the 2017-2018 winter will go down as the 2nd snowiest winter on record in H... Full story

 By Steve Edwards    News    April 18, 2018

Chinook's Creative Collections launches new downtown business

Two weeks ago a new business opened in downtown Chinook. Located in what was once the Golden Triangle Mental Health facility (236 Indiana), Chinook's Creative Collections is a 'gallery' where local...

 By Steve Edwards    News    April 18, 2018

First Lady of Red Rock Power celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day

A couple of weeks ago Mary Pyette told me she would be wearing her special lineman's outfit on March 9 to celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day. I planned to take a photo of her but also wanted to know...

 By Steve Edwards    News    April 18, 2018

Another hopeful sign of spring: the ice cream shop opened

Despite piles of snow in the parking lot and against the building, Chinook’s Creamery opened last week. The Creamery is a seasonal ice cream shop that opens in the spring and closes when the...

 By Dr. Joe Nemes    News    April 18, 2018

Meningitis is Preventable There are simple ways to protect your children

World Meningitis Day is April 24th, so this is a good opportunity to share some information to help protect our community from this potentially deadly disease that can be fatal within 24 hours. The...

 By Steve Edwards    News    April 18, 2018

Local ladies learn about outreach to Tanzania in eastern Africa

About 30 women attended the American Lutheran Ladies Salad Supper at the Chinook church. Following a salad supper the guests heard Dr. Carley Robertson, MD, speak about an upcoming medical mission to...

 By Diana Maloney    News    April 18, 2018

Tuner talk

Tom and Lucy Fairbank were to Chinook on Sunday to watch some of the three on three tournaments held there. Bill and Mary Hake were to Canada one day this week to attend funeral services of Brand Nelson. Terry and Tammy Jones were to Chester on...

 By Anita Reed    News    April 18, 2018

Hogeland happenings

The Big Flat Catholic Church would like to thank the Hogeland Lutheran church for the use of their church and beautiful kitchen for our spring dinner. We appreciated it so much. We would also like to thank everyone for coming, your support is...


Diane M. Peterson

Diane M. Peterson, 68, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, due to natural causes. Cremation has taken place, and her family is planning a celebration of her life later this... Full story


My Answer

Q: I know I ought to read the Bible, and I’ve tried, but I’ve always been a poor reader, and finally I just gave up. Does God think I’m a bad person?. A: God knows both what you can do and what you can’t do—and He doesn’t get angry with y...

 By Barb Jergeson    News    April 18, 2018

A Year of Service for a Lifetime of Change

Chinook has been host to two Young Adult Volunteers (commonly known as YAVs), Lauren LaMonica and Lacy Schimmel since the end of August last year. This program is an ecumenical, faith-based year of service for young people, ages 19-30, in 22 sites...

 By Steve Edwards    News    April 18, 2018

Reception held for Findorffs at Alliance Church

Congregants of the Alliance Church hosted a reception in honor of Pastor Dennis, Lori and Pat Findorff who are leaving Chinook. Pastor Dennis and Lori have taken a new call to Fortine, near Whitefish...


Blaine County Library

The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. in the library meeting room. Same Kind of Different as Me will be the movie...

 By Kristi Norby    News    April 18, 2018

Chinook Senior Center

We had such a lovely time with the Poets & Pickers. It is always such a treat! Thank you to Elaine Campbell and Dale Mailand for thinking of us and arranging this great entertainment for our senior center! The movie “Same Kind of Different As...

 By Katie Noel    News    April 18, 2018

Harlem Senior Center

Thank you to Anonymous for the horseradish, to Barb Kolar for the 2 loaves of bread, to Irene Stout for the BBQ sauce. Thank you to Barb McDonald for cases of water for the Activity Room. Thank you to the family of Diane Peterson for the coloring...

 By Diana Maloney    News    April 18, 2018

Turner American Legion announces Essay Contest winners

Each year the Turner American Legion Auxiliary sponsors an American Essay Contest for students in grades 5-12. Grade levels are divided into classes, and a certain word requirement must be met within...

 By Steve Edwards    News    April 18, 2018

Chinook FFA Poets & Pickers: 'female cowboy poet' an oxymoron?

If I'm tracking correctly this is my fourth time attending the Montana Country Poets and Pickers Western Heritage Roundup. The 2018 edition, and the 24th annual event in the series, met in mid-April...

 By Steve Edwards    News    April 18, 2018

Lovely spring afternoon for Lions Old-timers' Dinner in Chinook

After what seemed like an interminable winter, last Sunday afternoon was lovely with plenty of sunshine and some of the mildest temperatures to date this spring. The Chinook Lions Club and Chef Doug...


USDA to Immediately Assist Producers for Qualifying 2017 Livestock, Honeybee & Farm-raised Fish Program Losses

USDA will issue $34 million to help agricultural producers recover from 2017 natural disasters through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP), which covers losses not covered by certain other USDA disast... Full story

 By Steve Edwards    Sports    April 18, 2018

Fore!...feet of snow presents a challenge for local golfers

Jeff Finley had a golf simulator for several years in a building adjacent to the old "Blaine County Journal" office on Indiana. He and I discussed doing a story about the simulator, but it had some ma...


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