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Articles from the May 8, 2024 edition

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  • Chinook Sixth Graders Learn Valuable Lifesaving Skills

    Anthony Chylik|May 8, 2024

    Students of Meadowlark Elementary School in Chinook were recently given the opportunity to learn some valuable skills that one day might just save your life. In a class put together by teachers Melinda Jones, Alicia Noel, and Janelle Deanon, 6th grade students took a two day course on CPR and first aid, lead by Jessica Kuntz, a registered nurse and certified instructor. The course began on April 17th with Kuntz leading the children in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, which...

  • Chinook High School Delegates Will Attend Boys' and Girls' State

    Donna Miller|May 8, 2024

    Three juniors at Chinook High School (CHS) were recently named Boys' and Girls' State Delegates. Dentin DePriest, Hannah Schoen, and Brockton Elliot will be attending the Montana American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary sponsored event this summer. Scheduled for June 16-22, the 2024 Session will take place at the Fort Harrison Training Center in Fort Harrison, Montana. Mrs. Fay Friede, the CHS Counsellor, explained that all juniors were encouraged to apply. Beyond being a junior in good...

  • Aaniiih Nakoda College Announces 2024 Commencement Speaker

    Press Release Aaniiih Nakoda College|May 8, 2024

    Aaniiih Nakoda College Commencement is slated for Friday, May 10, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. The celebration will take place at the Fort Belknap Red Whip Gymnasium. Dr. John Spence will be presenting the commencement address to the forty-one graduates. Dr. Spence is Gros Ventre and Sioux and was born at Fort Belknap. Dr. Spence traveled to Aaniiih Nakoda College from his home in Salem, Oregon, on November 7, 2023, where he and other past ANC Presidents were honored during the 40th Anniversary of ANC formerly known as Fort Belknap College. Dr. Spence...

  • Local Business Holds Fundraiser For Serving Of Hope Fund

    Northern Montana Hospital|May 8, 2024

    Havre, Montana –Shores Floral, a Chinook floral shop, recently held a very successful fundraiser for the "Serving of Hope" fund. Tomi Simenson, owner of Shores Floral presented Christen Obresley, VP of Regulatory and Community Services at Northern Montana Health Care, a check for $7,015 for the fund. "The Serving of Hope" fund was created in 2009 when the "Men Who Cook for Women Who Wine" event was looking for a new cause to support. Their event had been started in 2007 to help raise money f...

  • Students Win Math Recognition at the State Level

    Donna Miller|May 8, 2024

    This past week, Stella Llante, Math Teacher for Chinook School District, learned that two Chinook Junior High School students had earned State Certificates as a result of their participation in the 2024 State Math Contest held in Havre on March 14. January Jensen, a seventh grader, earned a Superior Rating on the Mathematics Foundation test, and Sydney Bowles, an eighth grader, earned Honorable Mention on the Dimensions and Shapes test. A State Superior Rating is awarded to the top 2.25% of all...

  • Harlem Elementary Teacher Receives Triangle Award

    May 8, 2024

    Harlem Elementary held a special assembly on May 1st to honor one of its very own teachers, Ms. Skylee Dirden. Unbeknownst to Ms. Dirden, Triangle Communications employees, Denise Kovacich and Mikayla Connelly, were on hand to present her with a gigantic check in the amount of $1000! Skylee was chosen to receive one of the additional Triangle Teacher Appreciation Awards, which are given as motivational incentives to teachers of Class B and C schools in our service area. Every Harlem Elementary...

  • Journal Jots

    May 8, 2024

    Harlem Library The Book Challenge for May is to read a book about mental health. The Friends of the Library Executive Board will meet May 14, 4:30 P.M. The summer reading program “Adventure Begins at Your Library!” will kick off with a Summer Reading Costume Party Monday, May 20 from 4:00 - 6:30 P.M. Everyone is welcome for fun activities and children are encourages to register for summer reading at this event. The library will close at noon May 21 for trustee and staff training. The library will be closed Memorial Day, May 27. Blaine County Li...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    May 8, 2024

    Hello From the Chinook Social Senior Center Hoping that you all got your May Day baskets out and brought joy to people on your hearts. Today was a special day, as we had Doug Mitchell in our kitchen, cooking wonderful Sweet & Sour Meatballs, a special Craisin Salad and a wonderful Strawberry Dessert. If you missed this one, you shouldn’t have. We serve absolutely excellent meals in here, with balanced nutrition at an absurdly low cost. Teddy Powell came in yesterday and helped Doug in the kitchen, to prepare for today. He had to be absent t...

  • Harlem Library

    May 8, 2024

    The Book Challenge for May is to read a book about mental health since May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Remember audio books count, too! The Friends of the Library Executive Board will meet Tuesday, May 14, 4:30 in the library meeting room. Don’t miss the weekly “Friends & Fun!” gatherings at the library. All adults are welcome for time of socializing, games and snacks. The library will close at noon on Tuesday, May 21, for trustee and staff training. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. The library is gearing up for Summer Readi...

  • Harlem ROARing Students

    May 8, 2024

    ROARing class - Mrs. Gorecki's 5th grade CAPTION: Mrs. Gorecki's entire 5th grade class was also chosen to join the March ROAR Roster. These lucky students will receive an extra recess, compliments of Principal Evelyn Bigby. Way to be shining stars!...

  • •Blaine County Blessings• Billmayer Family Generation

    May 8, 2024

    Jim and Helen seated. Their daughter, Linda Petrie behind Jim, Granddaughter Shannon Van Voast holding great granddaughter, Gaya Silva, Granddaughter Stephanie Silva on the end. Helen is wearing her Gramma Wallin's dress....

  • Alex James Billmayer

    May 8, 2024

    Alex James Billmayer was born July 8th, 1982 in the hallway of the Havre Hospital to Larry and Kristi Billmayer, joining his proud older brother Casey and beginning his thrilling journey through life. Alex had a fondness for animals from a young age. He cared for a wide range of pets, including; rats, snakes, birds, hermit crabs, guinea pigs, and ferrets. He loved to use his animals to scare his grandma Helen by allowing them to crawl all over his body. His love of animals carried over into adul... Full story

  • Donkey Basketball Provides Sunday Entertainment

    Donna Miller|May 8, 2024

    On Sunday, April 28, the Chinook Chapter of the FFA played host to Donkey Sports, Incorporated in the Floyd Bowen Gymnasium for an evening's entertainment with Donkey Basketball. The first game tipped off at approximately 5:30 p.m. Travelling from Entiat, Washington, Donkey Sports furnished referees, game equipment, animals wearing rubber shoes, and helmets for the protection of the players. The Chinook FFA corralled players to form four teams: Team FFA, Team First Responders, Team School...

  • Turner Standout Ryan Doyle Signs With Rocky

    May 8, 2024

    Ryan Doyle, Turner, has signed a letter of intent to play Men's Basketball at Rocky Mountain College on 3/21/24 under the direction of Coach Bill Dreikosen. He is a 3x All Conference and 2x All State achiever. He hit the 1000-point mark during regular conference play this season. He is excited to further his education and have the opportunity play basketball at the collegiate level....

  • Red Lodge: from extracting minerals to 'mining' tourists

    Steve Edwards|May 8, 2024

    For our recent 80th birthdays my wife and I have been taking mini-vacations to places in Montana we've never visited. Our travel agent, Keri Hanson, helps the one making the travel plans to put together a trip and keeps it secret. The day after my 80th my wife announced, "We're going to Red Lodge." On April 1 I turned 80. I wrote a story about the Yellowstone Kelly exhibit currently at the Blaine County Museum. When my wife mentioned another 'Montana trip" Keri suggested, "Steve's interested in...

  • Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation receives $60,000 from Federl Home Loan Bank of Desmoines and Independence Bank through the Member Impact Fund

    Press Release Friends of the Pool and Park|May 8, 2024

    Chinook, Montana – The Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation are pleased to announce that Independence Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines have rewarded them a $60,000 grant from the FHLB Des Moines Member Impact Fund. This matching grant program, which was introduced in 2023, provides nearly $20 million to eligible organizations in order to strengthen communities in target areas of the FHLB Des Moines district. In 2024, the FHLB Des Moines increased the Member Impact Fund by $10...