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 News    June 12, 2019 

JUMP: 80's Street Dance 'Cha Cha Slide'

The JUMP Youth Group held a 80's themed street dance and costume party Saturday evening on main street in downtown Chinook. The dance was well attended and provided added fun for all the swimmers in...

 By Donna Miller    News    June 12, 2019 

JUMP Will Celebrate Their Tenth Anniversary

Twenty-three youth and adults from the Jesus Uses Motivated People (JUMP) group will be travelling to Puyallup, Washington, this summer for their third mission trip to that city. From June 16-24, they will work at three different sites. At Helping Ha...

 News    June 12, 2019 

Schneider wins $6,000 at National Invention Convention

Detroit (May 31, 2019) – Cord Schneider, a student at Chinook High School, was awarded $6,000 at the National Invention Convention Entrepreneurship Expo presented by Youth Entrepreneurs. The...

 News    June 12, 2019 

Event Rescheduled: Words from a Nez Perce Elder

Due to a scheduling conflict the speaker event planned at the Blaine County Museum for the weekend of June 8 and 9 has been canceled and rescheduled for the weekend of June 22 and 23. Unfortunately this issue was not recognized until the day of the...

 By Lindsay Rucinsky    News    June 12, 2019 

Sweet Medical Center addresses Mens Health

Men’s Health Month continues with another important topic! Sometimes it gets a little difficult to talk about what we consider our “embarrassing” issues. But stop right there because nothing about your health should ever be embarrassing! So...

 News    June 12, 2019 

Wipfli Appoints New Partners to Class of 2019

Wipfli LLP (Wipfli), a top 20 national accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce the continued growth of the firm with the promotion of 11 new partners effective June 1, 2019. The newly...

 News    June 12, 2019 

Summer Storms: Reminder to Cover your Crops with State Hail Insurance

Helena, Mont. –Montana’s producers are no stranger to severe weather, and with temperatures rising across the state so are the chances of significant and severe hail storms. The Montana State Hail Program began its operations earlier this Spring...

 By Anita Reed    News    June 12, 2019 

Hogeland Happenings

There will be a Rabies Clinic this Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Turner Old Fire Hall. Blaine County Veterinary Clinic will be on site to vaccinate your cats and dogs. This event is sponsored by the Big Flat 4-H Club. Ezzi...

 By Donna Miller    News    June 12, 2019 

Wins and Losses at Meadowlark Elementary School

Chinook School District advertised a vacancy on May 28 for an elementary school principal. After four years in that leadership role at Meadowlark Elementary School (MES), Jonathan Martin will be...


Mabel Caroline Hockett

Mabel Caroline Hockett was born in Loring, Montana on December 22, 1932 to parents Andrew and Bertha Flansaas, who emigrated from Norway. Mabel was a sophomore when the Loring High School closed.... Full story


Catherine Mary Walker Cichosz

Catherine Mary Walker Cichosz, 79, passed away on May 23, 2019 due to an ongoing illness. Catherine was born on October 17, 1939 at her home, located between Hays and Lodge Pole Montana, on the Ft.... Full story


Corliss Jean Carr

Corliss Jean Carr passed away March 12, 2019 in Redding California. Corliss was born on July 7, 1940 to Ehlers and Mildred Zellmer Nielsen in Chinook Montana and was raised in Hogeland. Later in her... Full story

 By Erik Seitsema    Opinion    June 12, 2019 

Patching Cracks

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” This quote, from motivational speaker Jim Rohn has made the rounds in the world of self-improvement for years, and it’s worth taking a moment to consider, because it has a...

 By Dr. Billy Graham    Opinion    June 12, 2019 

My Answer

Q: Is belief in God the same as the belief the devil has in God? A: The devil and his demons know God exists; certainly Satan stands before the throne of God accusing mankind, as seen in the book of Job. The demon world also believes in the facts of...


Harlem Library

There is still time to join the Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories." Children ages birth to 13 are invited to register at the library, via email at, or on our Facebook pa...


Blaine County Library

We have several thrillers available this week. In "Dark Site" by Patrick Lee Sam Dryden comes under attack from unknown forces as an unremembered episode from his past threatens more than just his...


Chinook Senior Center

Summer fun has just begun. Stop in at the Center and share your experiences over a cup of coffee and a cookie. The foot clinic is June 17. If you are looking for a gift for that "Special" Dad, please...

 By Connie Zanto    Lifestyles    June 12, 2019 

Harlem Senior Center

Did you know, Woodrow Wilson established June 14th as Flag Day in 1916, but it wasn’t until August of 1949 that Congress officially established Flag Day. Only the President, state governors and the mayor of Washington DC have the authority to...

 News    June 12, 2019 

Public comment sought on Community Pond proposal in Culbertson

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to construct a Community Pond on the outskirts of Culbertson. Fish, Wildlife and Parks (Community Pond Program), the Culbertson Lions Club and the City of Culbertson propose to...

 News    June 12, 2019 

Turner students Jump Rope For Heart

Students in grades K-4 at Turner recently took the Kids Heart Challenge. They were given pledge slips and collected money from their friends, neighbors, and family for pledges to help benefit heart...

 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    June 12, 2019 

South of the Border, Column No. 17:"Sweet Grass Hills Family Camp, 1979-1999"

South of the Border, Column No. 17 Columnist's note: Several weeks ago someone asked if I'd heard of the Sweet Grass Hills Family Camp. They explained several local people were involved and that two...

 By Donna Miller    News    June 12, 2019 

Princess Kate Reigns as 2019 March Bridal Madness Champion

Historically, June has been the most popular month for weddings, and many ideas offer explanations for its matrimonial popularity. For example, the month of June derives its name from Juno, the Roman...

 By Donna Miller    News    June 12, 2019 

All-Class Reunion to Include a Brewfest

One of the planned events during the All-Class Reunion scheduled for July 4-7 is a Brewfest. According to event organizer Kelsey Harry, the Brewfest will be held on Thursday, July 4 beginning at 4:00...

 News    June 12, 2019 

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet June 18 and 19

The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet June 18 and 19 at FWP Headquarters in Helena. On both days, the meeting will be streamed live via video to all FWP regional offices. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at The me...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    June 12, 2019 

'Beeters, Thunderbirds hold football camps to start the summer

Schools out for summer, but that doesn't mean student athletes are just sitting back and relaxing by the pool. The month of June provides coaches with the opportunity to hold organized activities...


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