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Articles from the June 10, 2020 edition

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Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation Looking for Help

A group of community minded people saw a need and have started to take action. The Chinook Pool is in dire need of repairs and with the decline in revenue this year those repairs most likely will...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 10, 2020

Looking Back at WWII: D-Day, June 6, 1944

June 6th marked the 76th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion in France that took place on the five beaches of Normandy in 1944. The largest sea and air military assault in the history of the world was...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 10, 2020

Blaine County Voters Cast their ballot in Primary Election

Registered voters in Blaine County had the opportunity to cast their ballot in one of three Primary Elections on Tuesday, June 2. Voters could choose to cast their vote in either the Republican, Democratic or Green Party Primaries. Voters were...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 10, 2020

Blaine County Courts remain vigilant during COVID-19 Pandemic

While many government offices, local businesses and schools were forced to dramatically reduce staff and exposure to the public, or in many case close completely due to COVID-19 Restrictions put in...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library “Imagine Your Story” is Summer Reading theme. Children of all ages are invited to join Storytime in the Park every Tuesday at 10 A.M. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Each family is asked to bring a blanket to...

 

Charles "CHarlie" Frank Brekke,

Charles "Charlie" Frank Brekke passed away peacefully on June 3, 2020 at the age of 86. Charlie was born on June 29, 1933 in Chinook, MT to Knute and Doris (Allen) Brekke and was the oldest of 10... Full story

 

James Peter Reed,

James Peter Reed, age 91, of Turner MT passed away March 28, 2020 in Great Falls, MT. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 13, 2020 at 11:00am at the Turner Christian Church. Jim was... Full story

 

Mary Louise (Whitford) Kelly

Mary Louise (Whiteford) Kelly passed away at the Phillips County Hospital in Malta on May 29, 2020. A rosary was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Malta on Thursday, June 4 at 10 AM, with funeral... Full story

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 10, 2020

South of the Border: ""But wait, there's more."...and other stuff"

The combination of the stay at home directives related to COVID-19 plus some long winter days raised my awareness of certain types of advertising on television. Particularly late at night and some...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 10, 2020

Perspectives from Blaine County Primary School Teachers: Their Challenges and Joys

The past couple of weeks, the Blaine County Journal-News-Opinion has been celebrating area teachers who have faced the school closure challenge with a level of professionalism and dedication to their...

 

Triangle Communications Annual Meeting on October 3rd & October 17th

Triangle Telephone Cooperative Association, Inc., doing business as Triangle Communications (Triangle), is planning to hold its 67th Annual Meeting of Members in a new way, with one northern meeting and one southern meeting. The meetings will be...

 

Mobile Hotspots for Loan at County Libraries

The Harlem Public Library and Blaine County Library, Chinook, have mobile hotspots available for check out to registered patrons thanks to a new pilot project from the Montana State Library. Mobile hotspots are small devices that can be used to...

 

New help available for youth to quit vaping and tobacco use

For Immediate Release Nearly 5 million U.S. teens use tobacco and few widely available and accessible resources designed for teens exist to help them stop. As a tobacco quit-line provider helping thousands of people quit tobacco every year, the...

 

Harlem Library

Summer Reading is well underway! "Imagine Your Story" by joining Storytime in the Park every Tuesday at 10 A.M. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Each...

 
 By Anita Reed    Lifestyles    June 10, 2020

Hogeland Happenings

Gene, Susan, and Emily Billmayer were in Havre on Thursday. Diana Maloney, Anita, Brooke, and Bridget Reed, and Hilary, Hannah, and Natalie Richman visited at Jane and Harlan Krass’ home on Sunday afternoon. Darwin Zellmer was a dinner guest at...

 

Blaine County Library

As we enter Phase Two Plans a few things will change at the library, but most of the Phase One restrictions will remain. We continue to ask patrons not to enter the library if you are sick. We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask, but we will...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    June 10, 2020

Derrick Shambo resigns as Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbird Head Coach

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbird Boys Basketball team has had a remarkable run the past four seasons and that is due in large part to the amazing contribution from Head Coach Derrick Shambo. Shambo...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    June 10, 2020

Harlem Swim Team holds Awards Banquet for 2018-19 Teams

Many small non-profit organizations, especially in rural America, have significant difficulty with funding for even the most basic of financial needs. These organizations in Montana and more...

 

Chinook High School Honors 2019-20 Winter/Spring Student Athletes

WINTER AWARDS 2019-2020 BOYS BASKETBALL CERTIFICATES Flint Annis Brenden Fetter Braxton Inman Levi Jensen Chantry Jorgenson Daniel MacLeod Ryan Meneely Caden Sullivan Robyn Chaffin – mgr Martin Nussbaum - mgr ………………… LETTERMAN...

 

Looking Back in Sports: 1968 Boys Basketball Champions

The local sports scene has all but disappeared due to COVID-19. In turn we have decided to take a look back at some of Blaine County's greatest sports accomplishments. As space allows and time...

 

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