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Articles from the June 14, 2023 edition


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  • Wildflowers, Scenic Views and Wildlife All Around

    Donna Miller|Jun 14, 2023

    Havre Trails' personnel invite outdoor and hiking enthusiasts to join them for a Mt. Centennial hike on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. This outdoor event promises wildflowers, scenic views, and potentially bighorn sheep. According to event organizers, the 360-degree views from the top are worth the moderate to strenuous trek up Mt. Centennial, which has an elevation gain of roughly 1,250 feet. Because the trail features some areas with loose rock, sturdy footwear and/or hiking poles are...

  • Blaine County Beacon: Taking Opportunities and Having the Confidence to Invest in Yourself

    Donna Miller|Jun 14, 2023

    Last Wednesday at ten o'clock in the morning, Prairie Pieces Boutique opened at 330 Indiana Street in the former location of All Dahl'ed Up to celebrate its soft opening. Under the proprietorship of Emilee Unruh, the new shop will hold a Grand Opening event on Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Unruh became the official owner of Prairie Pieces Boutique on May 23. A 2016 graduate of Chinook High School, she claims that owning her own business is something she has always wanted to do....

  • "Paint the State" Anti-Meth Campaign Set For 2023

    Steve Edwards|Jun 14, 2023

    The Montana Meth Project has launched its 2023 Paint the State art campaign. The statewide event seeks to educate Montanans about the dangers of using meth. Statistics show that often the first use of meth leads to addiction. The campaign encourages children above age 13 and adults, 19 and over, to create monument-sized works of art that show "what a drug free life might look like in Montana." The Meth Project was is supported through a not-for-profit organization created by Thomas Siebel, a...

  • Journal Jots

    Jun 14, 2023

    Blaine County Library Monday Hangout for grades 7 and 8 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Story Time for ages 5 and under at 10:30 a.m., Children’s Summer Library Program at 1:30 p.m., and Hangout for grades 5 and 6 at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Beat the Heat Movie at 1:30 p.m. Thursday Story Walk at the Meadowlark 11:30-12:30 p.m. and LEGO/STEAM Club at 1:30 p.m. Harlem Library The June Book Challenge is to read a book that celebrates friendship. Summer Reading is in full swing but children may still register. Prizes are awarded for books/minutes read. Teens a...

  • Richard Kuntz

    Jun 14, 2023

    Richard Kuntz was born November 18, 1947, at Fort Belknap, Montana to Jacob and Mary (Ereaux) Kuntz. He was the 11th of 13 children. He graduated from Harlem High School in 1968 after several attempts. He would attest to how hard that was to accomplish! Following High School, he volunteered for the draft and received orders to report to Butte, MT. He was inducted into the Army, and he served as a medic in Virginia and Germany from 1969-1971. Upon his return, he worked with his Dad until he... Full story

  • Conn Alan Maney

    Jun 14, 2023

    Conn Alan Maney, 61, was born on August 17, 1960 in Havre, MT to mother Sue Darlene (Benbrooks) Maney of Belgrade, MT and father Patrick F. Maney (deceased) of Havre, MT. He is survived by three brothers Michael A. Maney (and wife Victoria and three sons) of Missoula, MT, William F. Maney (and seven children) of Belgrade, MT, and Richard D. Foster of Belgrade, MT; two sisters Patricia Sue (Maney) Uskoski (and seven children), and Jeanette (Maney) Carter (husband Alan and two children) of Texas;... Full story

  • Harlem Library

    Jun 14, 2023

    Summer is a great time for reading! At the lake, in the camper, in your easy chair, on the tractor, or driving down the highway…audio books and ebooks are available for free through your state library on MontanaLibrary2Go. Just download the Libby app or go to libbyapp.com to access a world of reading. All you need is your library card number. Contact the library for more information. Of course, don’t miss the great titles ready for check out at your local library. “The Devil You Know” is by P. J. Tracy. LAPD detective Margaret Nolan investigate...

  • Blaine County Library

    Jun 14, 2023

    Summer programs have officially begun and will run through July 28th. Mondays will be Hangout for grades 7 & 8 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays we will have Summer Story Time for kids ages 5 and under, which will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Each week we’ll read stories, sing songs, and have activities or crafts. Summer Story Time is tailored to the needs and interests of a younger age group and is a great opportunity for younger children to get involved with our Summer Library activities. We will have a Summer Library Program every Tuesday a...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Jun 14, 2023

    Greetings from the Senior Center! There are a lot of new things going on here, so be sure to stop by and check them out. We still have Bingo every Thursday at 1 p.m. Anyone can play. Each card is a dime, only one card for each player wins per round. Jackpot Bingo is the last Thursday of the month. We also have live music with the Kitchen Band on Fridays starting at 10 a.m. Cribbage is played every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Players are wanted. We will teach anyone who would like to learn to play. Our Annual Meeting is June 30 at 1 p.m. You won’t want t...

  • Big Flat Community Grain Bin Announces Scholarship Winners

    Press Release|Jun 14, 2023

    The non-profit organization known as the Big Flat Community Grain Bin, Inc. (or BFCGB) based at Turner, Montana recently awarded three academic scholarships. At a board meeting held May 2, trustees approved scholarships of $300 to 2023 graduating senior Dakota Krass, plus $300 and $200 to past graduates Laci Maloney and Sarah Billmayer respectively. Established in 2012, the BFCGB's mission to "build upon the foundations established by previous generations by enhancing and supporting the charitab...

  • God's Calendar-------------- Hello God, it's me, Mara

    Jun 14, 2023

    You know, Lord, innumerable words have been, and still could be written about June. Here’s an excerpt from “God’s Calendar”, By William A. Quayle: “June is the rose month, but God’s calendar is not made by things men grow but by things God grows Himself. Wild roses, gentle of perfume, flushed like the cheeks of a happy girl, petal dainty as cut by some skilled lapidist from sardonyx freighted with wonder. Wild roses are not double. Some flowers do not improve by doubling up. The rose does not. Simplicity is the heritage of violets and wild ro...

  • "Juneuary" observations from western Washington

    Steve Edwards|Jun 14, 2023

    Alert "Journal" readers will recall my wife Sherry and I have been involved in dog sitting a Standard Poodle in Woodinville, Washington for the last couple of Novembers. This year we got a call from the folks who own Fiona (the poodle) that they would like for us to come dog sit in mid-May so they could go to a son's college graduation in Boston. "And," they added, "since we will be halfway to Europe when we get to Boston we decided to go on to Portugal for another week." That meant two weeks...

  • Hogeland Happenings

    Anita Reed|Jun 14, 2023

    Susan Billmayer visited with Jane Krass and Diana Maloney on Friday morning. Lucy Grabofsky visited with Grandma Loretta Beck on Monday afternoon, and then met Crystal in Turner and Loretta attended the store shareholder meeting at the Legion Hall. Susan Billmayer attended a 4-H Foundation meeting in Chinook Thursday afternoon. Loretta Beck went to Great Falls on Tuesday, and while there she enjoyed lunch with Dale and Laura Sherwood at Boston’s. Susan Billmayer had a dentist appointment Wednesday morning in Havre, and then went to lunch at D...