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Articles from the May 22, 2024 edition


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  • EMS Week Recognizes EMS Professionals

    Donna Miller|May 22, 2024

    This week, professionals and volunteers with the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) celebrate fifty years of life-saving commitment with EMS Week, May 19-25. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) wish to honor the dedication, commitment, and sacrifices of EMS professionals around the country with a 50th Anniversary theme: "Honoring Our Past, Forging Our Future." Several members of the Blaine County ambulance crews...

  • Chinook FFA Holds Annual Banquet to Bestow Honors

    Donna Miller|May 22, 2024

    The Chinook FFA Chapter held its Annual Banquet on Thursday evening, May 2. The banquet began with the recognition of graduating members, featured guest speaker Romulus Hiner, and highlighted the achievements of the membership during the past year. An Honorary Chapter Degree was also presented to Dennis Cross. Held in the Commercial Building at the Blaine County Fairgrounds, the banquet began with the acknowledgement of several seniors: Aislinn Handy, Wylee Simenson, Landon Keeling, Emma Paulsen...

  • Journal Jots

    May 22, 2024

    Harlem Library The library will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. The Book Challenge for May is to read a book about mental health. The library board will hold their monthly meeting May 29, 4:30 P.M. The summer reading “Adventure Begins at your Library” programming begins May 28, 10 A.M. with Storytime for children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers. All ages are invited to Lego Club on Thursdays, 4 P.M. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult. Summer Steam for elementary students begins June 3, 1 P.M. Teens and...

  • HarlemLibrary

    May 22, 2024

    Join in the fun by taking part in the library summer reading program “Adventure Begins at Your Library!” Weekly programs include Storytime for children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers beginning Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 A.M. All ages are invited to Lego Club on Thursdays at 4:00 P.M. beginning May 30. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) programs for elementary students will be held on Mondays at 1:00 P.M. beginning June 3. Children may register any time to par...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    May 22, 2024

    Hello From the Chinook Social Senior Center We continue to grow the fun in here every single day! We are so very blessed by the people in our community who show up and contribute in so many different ways! We held our first (that I am aware of) Mother's Day Brunch on Saturday, May 11th for approximately 70 ladies. What a tremendous bunch of fabulous women we had the privilege to serve. Each and every day, I see ladies that don't have any family close by, and eventually, this is what led to my...

  • Chinook Library

    May 22, 2024

    The library will be closed Monday May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. It is that time of year again when we are preparing for the Summer Reading Program! The theme this year is Adventure Begins at Your Library! Emily has some great programs and events scheduled. We will kick off our summer program on Wednesday, May 29th. We have a fun activity planned for the kids from 3:00-4:00 to get them excited about signing up! Kids can also drop in between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge if they cannot make it to...

  • Blaine County Blessings

    Jean Burkhartsmeyer Kiel|May 22, 2024

    Our Sweet Mother, Who Was Such a Blessing! My mom, Gladys (Rambo) Burkhartsmeyer was born with a smile on her face according to her older sister. She never lost her smile even though she wore many hats simultaneously. Mom played organ at the Catholic Church, sewed a lot of dresses for my sisters and me, taught piano out of our home, was on the road between Chinook and our ranch out south and was raising nine children. Whenever anyone asked her, “Why so many children?”, Mom would always smile and say, “What would I do without any one of them?...

  • Kody Michael Farmer

    May 22, 2024

    Kody Michael Farmer, surrounded by his entire family until the final minutes when his beautiful daughters had the last goodbye, found his pain-free peace on Saturday, May 11th, passing from natural causes after a long and brutal battle with Crohn's Disease. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kody had a lifelong affinity for the area that came full circle, first in 2020 when he was flown to the Burn Center at the University of Utah following his house fire, and then again in April 2023, when he began... Full story

  • Robert Lane Reynolds

    May 22, 2024

    Bob was born February 24, 1964. His family moved to Chinook when he was three years old. He was homesick for his old home and told his mom, "I don't like this house. Let's go back to our old one." Bob attended schools in Chinook. He took piano lessons starting when he was eight years old from Gladys Burkhartsmeyer. He often changed the music up to make it his own, and, according to him, "more interesting." His teacher would tell him, "This sounds good but that's not how it's written." Bob loved... Full story

  • Chester "Dusty" Schwenke

    May 22, 2024

    On the early morning of May 14, 2024, our beloved Husband/Father/Brother/Grampa/Uncle/Friend – Chester "Dusty" Schwenke passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at the Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, MT. Dusty was born on June 24, 1962 in Havre, MT to Charlie & Lorraine Schwenke. He was raised in Harlem, MT at the Feedlot Ranch in Paradise Valley. He attended grade school and some high school years in Harlem and later transferred to Malta, MT, where he graduated from the M... Full story

  • Roger Lane Doney

    May 22, 2024

    A life well lived; Roger Doney passed away peacefully at the age of 87 at his home on Whitefish Lake May 13, 2024. Predeceased by his wife Helene (2022) of nearly 60 years and his daughter Carolyn Doney Smith (2010). Roger is survived by his children Lauryn (Andrew) Rice of San Diego, CA, Michael (Jennifer) Doney of Seattle, WA, John Doney of Helena, MT, son in law Barry Smith of Portland Oregon, sister Arlene Penhallegon of Cornville, AZ and sister-in-law Janny Loy Holmes of Phoenix, AZ. He... Full story

  • Western Native Voice launches with Ballot Builder to inform over 50,000 Native voters in advance of Montana's June elections

    Western Native Voice|May 22, 2024

    In a landmark collaboration, Western Native Voice and Branch Politics are proud to unveil the newest edition of Ballot Builder-an innovative nonpartisan voting tool-now live in Montana. Recognizing that voters are motivated most by the state and local issues that impact their everyday lives, Western Native Voice and Branch Politics have collaborated to empower voters with transparent, accurate information about where candidates stand on the issues that matter most. "Western Native Voice is...

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