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Articles from the June 5, 2024 edition

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  • Open House Draws a Curious Crowd

    Donna Miller|Jun 5, 2024

    From 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. on May 31, cars and pickups were pulling off Highway 2 just west of Zurich, keeping traffic busy at 41270 US-2. This is the new location of Aiton Veterinary Service, where Owners Larissa and Brock Aiton held their open house last Friday. Curious people from Turner, Chinook, Harlem, Zurich, and other surrounding communities converged on the location to see all of the renovations that the old Spa Bar building had undergone, transforming it into an animal hospital. Food...

  • Revisiting Grand Forks, North Dakota: from flooded to flourishing

    Steve Edwards|Jun 5, 2024

    My wife Sherry and I recently spent a week in Grand Forks, North Dakota with our son, celebrating his 50th birthday. He's lived there for some time. Our daughter made a surprise flight from the Seattle area where she lives to celebrate her brother's 50th birthday. The four of us had not been together as a family in five years. For Sherry and me it was a great time visiting with our adult children and interesting to revisit the area where we lived nearly 25 years ago. Sherry's first assignment...

  • Chinook School District Says Goodbye to Retirees and Presents Certificates

    Donna Miller|Jun 5, 2024

    Perhaps not with the same level of released anticipation as that experienced by students (or maybe it is), the teachers and staff of Chinook School District celebrated their last day of school on Friday, May 24 with cake and punch in the Lloyd D. Sweet Auditorium at noon. The low-key gathering was meant to serve not only as a send-off for two long-time Chinook School District employees but also as a presentation of recognition from Montana's Office of Public Instruction. Although Business...

  • Journal Jots

    Jun 5, 2024

    Harlem Library The Book Challenge for June is to read an adventure book. Children are still encouraged to register for the summer reading program to earn prizes for minutes read and to earn chances to win grand prizes! Also weekly summer reading programs include Summer Steam, Mondays at 1 P.M. for elementary students, Storytime for children ages 0-5 and their parent/caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 A.M., and Lego Club for all ages on Thursdays at 4 P.M. Teens and adults should contact the library for each book completed to have their name entered...

  • Chinook Library

    Jun 5, 2024

    It’s time to say thanks to members of the community for donations to the library. We send a shout out to: Kylie and Tyler Kropf, Donna and Pat Murdy, Sabrina Peck, Tanis Ross, Barb Ranstrom, Tidal Sharples, Valerie Houtzel, the Kalk family, Farideh Schmitdke, Rad’s Deli & Pizza, the Danley family, Wilma Mellville and Perry Alcorn, Tony Munari, Chuck Palm and Colleen Overcast. Whether you made a monetary donation or donated something else, we appreciate you! It is great to live in such a supportive community. The theme for our Summer Reading Pro...

  • Harlem Library

    Jun 5, 2024

    The QuickBooks class will begin this Friday, June 7, from 9:00 -noon. You do not need to preregister, but please bring a laptop and the $20 fee for the series. This is a five session class and the other meeting dates are June 14, 21, 28 and July 12. The instructor will be Lori Owens. You may earn 15 credits through Aaniiih Nakoda College by attending all session. This class will cover basic bookkeeping using QuickBooks Online. You may take the class in person or virtually. Please contact the library for more information. Children are still...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Jun 5, 2024

    Hello From the Chinook Senior Center Trusting that you all had a Memorial Day weekend that puts into your hearts what you, as individuals desire. We all have so very many family members and friends that have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we all enjoy in our beautiful country! For me, it is a poignant time of reflection. May God Bless America, indeed! If we all stop to think about what we have been given, we will be eternally grateful. I cannot imagine living in a country where we do not have the freedoms that we enjoy....

  • Leo Joseph "Kip" Schuhmacher

    Jun 5, 2024

    Leo Joseph "Kip" Schuhmacher passed away December 15, 2023 in Wheatridge, Colorado from complications of Quadriplegia, with his three children by his side. Kip was born October 16, 1951 to Leo Joseph "Mick" Schuhmacher and Betty Rose (Mangold) Schuhmacher. He was the first, and only boy, of four children. On March 22, 1972 Kip married Barbara Kay Belloni from Newport, Oregon. Together they had three children: Jed Alan (Janeene Smith) Schuhmacher, Tess Ellen (Matthew) Langford and Leo Joseph "Mic... Full story

  • William Henry Drugge

    Jun 5, 2024

    William Henry Drugge, 86, passed away from natural causes on Friday, May 24, 2024. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 7, 2024 at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Chinook, Montana. Bill was born in Havre, MT to Oscar William and Hilda Montana (Hofeldt) Drugge on December 8, 1937. He grew up on his parents' farm in Zurich and attended Zurich Elementary School. In 1955 he graduated from Chinook High School. August 3, 1957, Bill married Duan Musgrove at St. Gabriel's in Chinook. They... Full story

  • Minerva Crantz Allen

    Jun 5, 2024

    Minerva Crantz Allen, Sunk' Pa (Muskrat), 90 passed away on Friday May 24, 2024 surrounded by family. She was the daughter of a French Chippewa man Ernest Crantz Sr and an Assiniboine – Gros Ventre mother Felistis Chopwood. Born at home in a log cabin in Big Warm, a small community 3 miles south of Lodgepole with the help of midwives Lady Goes Flying and Prisoner Wing on a snowy spring day, April 24, 1934. After she was born her grandfather Henry Chopwood held her up to the sun, and asked the s... Full story

  • John Thomas (JT) and Wilma Mary Butler

    Jun 5, 2024

    One lovely March evening in 1948 at the old Chinook Armory during a St. Patrick's Day dance, Soldier Boy, home after two years overseas, noticed a bouncy, curly haired girl that could really dance. He remembered her from high school days. He asked for the next dance, and they jitterbugged the night away in the Armory. That dance led to a fast paced eight-month courtship between those two jitterbuggers, and on November 26, 1948, John Thomas (JT) Butler and Wilma Mary Butcher were married at the... Full story

  • Dennis R. Nelson

    Jun 5, 2024

    Dennis R. Nelson was taken home on May 24, 2024. He was 71 years old. A viewing was held on May 29th from 6-8pm, funeral services were held Thursday the 30th at 11am at Wilderness Funeral Homes Malta. Burial followed at Malta Cemetery with a reception following at the VFW. Arrangements have been made by Wilderness Funeral Homes. Dennis was born in Malta on April 27, 1953 to Elmer and Dorothy Nelson. Dennis grew up in Montana all his life. Dennis enjoyed listening to country music and traveling t... Full story

  • Avis Marie Boe

    Jun 5, 2024

    Avis Marie Boe, 65, of Fort Belknap, passed away on May 16, 2024 at her residence in Chinook, MT. She was born on September 12, 1959 in Fort Belknap to Stella Maine and Grant Boe Sr. She lived most of her life in Fort Belknap, MT, aside from her attendance to boarding school at Flandreau. Following her first marriage to Kenneth Dean Flying Cochran, she had four children. Dawn Michelle Cochran, Myrna M. Cochran, Toni Rae Cochran, and Kenneth P. Cochran. Avis was truly a wonderful soul with a hear... Full story

  • Valley Clovers 4-H club

    Jun 5, 2024

    The meeting was called to order by President Wylee Simenson at 1:00 PM at the Miller shop. Wacee led the American Pledge and Walter led the 4-H Pledge. The roll call was what's your favorite thing to do in the summer. The minutes were read and approved. Walter Read the Treasurer's report. Henry reported on the 4-H camp counselor meeting that he attended. Under Old Business we discussed the upcoming trash pickup and who we would like to invite as a guest speaker. Under New Business we discussed...

  • CHS donates $5,000 to the Blaine County Fair Foundation

    For Immediate Release|Jun 5, 2024

    Through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program, the Blaine County Fair Foundation received $5,000 to update and renovate the bleachers at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. "With the help of the CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant funds, we will provide new and additional bleacher seating at the Blaine County Fairgrounds," says Jon Harmon, board member, Blaine County Fair Foundation. "Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable seating area for community members to watch events at the fairgrounds. We...