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 News    May 8, 2019

Swing batta, batta, swing! Games are underway!

Youth Tee-Ball, softball and baseball leagues are underway. The baseball fields on 9th street next to Hoon Field are filled with youngsters daily. Games are ready to be played, come down to the...

 News    May 8, 2019

Local Angus Breeder Recognized for Sustained Efforts to Improve Cow Productivity

Garrett Maloney, Turner, Montana, recently re-enrolled in the American Angus Association®'s MaternalPlus® program as a commitment to making genetic improvements in lifetime cow herd...

 By Donna Miller    News    May 8, 2019

CHS's Cord Schneider to Compete in Michigan

The votes are in and the winners have been contacted! Cord Schneider's business plan for Mega Fab won the judge's notice, so Schneider will be participating in the Youth Entrepreneur's (YE) Start-Up C...

 By Donna Miller    News    May 8, 2019

Construction Projects Begin with Warming Weathe

A traditional saying claims that "April showers bring May flowers," but as the ground thaws and spring rolls into full swing, construction projects are also beginning to bloom. The Blaine County Fair... Full story

 News    May 8, 2019

Bear Paw Development releases Annual Report Secures $2.8 Million for Northern Montana

HAVRE – Bear Paw Development Corporation recently released its Annual Report for 2018 and announced that the organization, Montana’s longest-serving federally-recognized Economic Development District, secured more than $2.8 million in funding...

 News    May 8, 2019

Individual Transportation contracts due June 1, 2019

As the 2018-19 school year ends, we are already beginning the preparations for the 2019-20 school year. Parents who live more than 3 miles from a school that does not provide bus transportation or more than 3 miles from the nearest bus stop may be...

 News    May 8, 2019

Hill County Electric Holding 74th Annual Meeting of Members on May 11th

Hill County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (HCE) will be holding its 74th Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Student Union Building on the campus of Montana State University-Northern in Havre, MT. The physical address is 300...

 News    May 8, 2019

Department of Livestock Welcomes Director for Veterinary Laboratory

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Livestock has announced the hire of Gregory Juda, PhD, for the position of Laboratory Director. In his new role, Dr. Juda will lead the state’s only full service veterinary diagnostic laboratory (VDL) in...

 News    May 8, 2019

Montana's special drawing deadlines reminder

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ deadlines to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings. Resident hunters applying for bison, moose,...

 By LEO WOLFSON    News    May 8, 2019

Cody WWII vet honored; Shockley, 94, served in U.S. Navy in Pacific Nov 14, 2018 John Shockley, 94, never questioned his own motives for entering World War II. It was just what you did at the time. "Everyone was getting involved in the war,"...

 By Diana Maloney    News    May 8, 2019

Turner Talk

Diana Maloney attended the MSU-N graduation on Saturday. Her nephew, Lucas, graduated. While in Havre, she visited Roger and Val Golden and Braxtyn Golden. Bill and Mary Hake were to Shelby over the...

 News    May 8, 2019

DPHHS reminds Montanans to take precautions to avoid hantavirus this spring

For Immediate Release, May 2, 2019 Contact: Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936; Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391 The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public...


Mary Ellen (Ferguson) Straight

Mary Ellen (Ferguson) Strait was born July 8, 1934 in Wood River Illinois to Frank Ferguson and Jessie Owens. She was the fifth of seven children. Mary and her family moved to Wolf Point in 1944, wher... Full story


Gloria Marlow Farrar

Gloria Marlow Farrar was born June 3rd, 1924 in Chinook, Montana to Edward and Anna Marlow. She was raised on a small farm south of Chinook and attended Red Rock Country School with her brothers.... Full story


My Answer

Q: I fear for the attack on our homes, our families and our children—the future of our country. What can we do to combat the assaults? A: The family, for most, used to be a close-knit group, and the home was self-contained. It was shelter; it was...


Harlem Library

It’s time to spring into reading! We have a great selection of new titles ready for check out. “Lost Children Archive” is a novel by Valeria Luiselli. This work takes readers into the lives of one remarkable family as they make a journey from...


Blaine County Library

Story Time is Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday May 14th will be the last Story Time until Tuesday June 4th. Thursday May 9th will be the last LEGO Club until June. The Meadowlark students will b...


Harlem, Blaine County Libraries Receives Statewide Award

(HELENA) --- On April 13, 2019, at the 107th annual Montana Library Association conference held in Helena, the Blaine County Library received the 2019 Excellent Library Service Award (ELSA) from the Montana State Library (MSL) Commission. The ELSA...

 By Jane Krass    News    May 8, 2019

Hogeland Happenings

Brenda Mohar has been busy going to track meets this week. The District High School Meet will be Wednesday May 8 at the Havre Middle School. The Junior High District Meet will be Saturday May 11 also at the Havre Middle School Track. Come out and see...

 By Donna Miller    News    May 8, 2019

Book Club Will Meet on Monday

Blaine County Library’s Book Club, Free People Reading Freely will meet on Monday, May 6 in the Blaine County Library at 7:00 p.m. They invite any interested book enthusiasts to join them in discussion of whatever they are currently reading. To...

 By Connie Zanto    Lifestyles    May 8, 2019

Harlem Senior Center

IN GREAT APPRECIATION Thank you to Barb Skoyen for the 3 large bags of Potting soil for our garden. Thank you so much to Kay Schmitt and Bev Devaney for filling in as our Cook. Kay Schmitt won the 50-50 Kitty for April. She left with $32.00. In...


Chinook Senior Center

A big thank you to guest chef Inez Halseth today. She is serving up Cheeseburger Soup. The marathon pinochle tournament has come to an end. High score went to the team of Cassie Morgan and Judy Chapman. Low score was earned by Meredy Phares and Marla...

 By Donna Miller    News    May 8, 2019

Walleyes Unlimited Education Day Will Host Area Students

Last November, Bob Nelson, Walleye Youth Day Coordinator of the Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited, reached out to school administrators surveying their interest in attending the Fresno Chapter...

 By Donna Miller    News    May 8, 2019

Community Garage Sale Hopes to Generate Funds for Fair Foundation

The Blaine County Fair Foundation will be holding a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Commercial Building on the Blaine County Fairgrounds at 300 Cleveland Road West in Chinook. According to Fair Board...

 News    May 8, 2019

Avoid conflicts with wildlife as WMAs open May 15

Most of Montana’s 76 Wildlife Management Areas open on May 15 at noon, and with the long winter and heavy snowpack wildlife still have limited areas, in some places, left to forage. People who are looking to get out to the WMAs this time of year...


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