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Articles from the June 19, 2024 edition


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  • Exhibit Honors American Indian Veterans and Intends to Inspire All Visitors

    Donna Miller|Jun 19, 2024

    On June 7, the Blaine County Museum unveiled an exhibit to honor Fort Belknap's Patriot Chief, Gilbert Horn, Senior. The exhibit not only recognizes the life of Fort Belknap Nakoda Chief and World War II Code Talker Skunk Ta Oba Kni (Returns with Prisoner's Horse) but honors all American Indian veterans. The event, free and open to the public, was attended by approximately 100 people on Friday. The gathering began outdoors, where rows of chairs were set up on Indiana Street, before the crowd...

  • Artist Don Greytak: always thinking about what he wants to draw next

    Steve Edwards|Jun 19, 2024

    Don Greytak, a local artist from the Havre area, is best known for his ability to depict nostalgic scenes, especially from farms and ranches, of days gone by. His tools include a mechanical pencil, "the best quality paper I can buy" and his memories. He's been putting scenes to paper since 1978 when he first took up doing pencil illustrations at the age of 42. Don recently shared a brief history of his life and artistic endeavors with a group of seniors at the Chinook Senior Center. Don was the...

  • Blaine County Primary (Official) Election Results

    Jun 19, 2024

    Statewide Voter Turnout Total Turnout 311,695 (41.35%) Registered Voters 753,767 Blaine County Voter Turnout 1,261 Votes Cast (33.51%) 3,762 Registered Voters President Donald Trump 745 votes Joseph R. Biden Jr. 343 votes United States Senator Brad Johnson (R) 154 votes Tim Sheehy (R) 594 votes Charles Walkingchild Sr (R) 37 votes Michael Hummert (D) 15 votes Jon Tester (D) 410 votes Robert Barb (G) 1 vote Michael Downey (G) 4 votes US Representative Dist 2 Elsie Arntzen (R) 78 votes Kyle Austin (R) 39 votes Ken Bogner (R) 60 votes Troy...

  • Journal Jots

    Jun 19, 2024

    Harlem Library Summer Reading weekly programs include Summer STEAM for elementary students on Mondays at 1 P.M., Storytime for children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 A.M. and Lego Club for all ages on Thursdays at 4 P.M. All adults are invited to “Friends & Fun!” Wednesdays from 1-3 P.M. The Book Challenge for June is to read an adventure book. The library board will hold is monthly meeting June 26, 4:30 P.M. Blaine County Library Tuesday- Story Time 10:30-11:00 and Beat the Heat Movie 3:00-4:30. Wednesday- Summer Rea...

  • Chinook Library

    Jun 19, 2024

    The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting Monday June 24 th at 4:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. The library recently received a complimentary copy of the book “Documenting Communism: The Hoover Project to Microfilm and Publish the Soviet Archives” by Charles Palm. In late 1991, the Soviet Union was dissolved, and after 70 years of repression and global menace, the Communist dictatorship came to an end. Within months, the new Russian government and the Hoover Institution concluded an agreement to copy and...

  • Harlem Library

    Jun 19, 2024

    “Adventure Begins at Your Library!” The Summer Reading program for all ages is in full swing. Children may still sign up to participate and earn gift certificates from Paradise Shave Ice, The Corner Hub, Milk River Pharmacy and EZ Mart for each 30 minutes read per week. Their names will be entered into the drawing for the grand prize for each certificate earned, each additional 30 minutes read per week, and each weekly program attended. Weekly programs include Summer STEAM for elementary students on Mondays at 1 P.M., Storytime for chi...

  • Betty Mae Haynes

    Jun 19, 2024

    Betty Mae Haynes age 85 passed away peacefully June 6, 2024 at Bassett Long Term Care surrounded by family. Betty was born July 3 1938 in Bassett NE where she was raised and went to school. She had 2 children from a previous marriage, Nadean and Scott. Betty and Willis were married Jan 9, 1977 and adopted a daughter, Judy. Betty and Willis enjoyed 47 years of marriage. In their early years of marriage, they operated a hog and cattle ranch in Purdum, NE They later moved to Bassett, NE where they...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Jun 19, 2024

    Hello From the Chinook Senior Center Another week has passed! Oh, my! They sure go fast! We continue to celebrate and enjoy people every single day, right here, with games, goodies, friendship & fellowship! Today, we celebrated Jack Brandon’s 89th birthday, here, with his family and many of his friends, his favorite cake (German Chocolate) and lots of pictures and laughter. He is a joy to visit with. He has so much knowledge about our area, having grown up here. He also has shared his painting talents for several months with a group of l...

  • Dr. Lewis Leon Gilbert Jr.

    Jun 19, 2024

    Dr. Lewis Leon Gilbert Jr. MD, age 82, of Great Falls, MT, passed away on February 2, 2024 surrounded by his family. Lewis was born to Lewis Gilbert Sr. and Irene Gilbert at Fort Belknap agency on December 26, 1941. Lewis grew up on the Gilbert Ranch at Fort Belknap and in Harlem, Montana. After graduating from Harlem High school, Lewis joined the Air Force Reserves and graduated from basic training from Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio, Tx. Following basic training, Lewis attended the...

  • Linda Kay Murch

    Jun 19, 2024

    Celebration of life for Linda Kay Murch will be on June 26, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church in Harlem, Montana at 11 am. Linda was born February 10, 1943, in Hamilton Montana to Wyatt P. Frost and Leland N. Weber. Linda passed away January 16, 2024 in Havre, Montana. Linda was married to James E. Murch on September 1, 1962 in Corvallis Montana. Linda and James were blessed with three children Carol (Mike), Chris and Cook (Kelly)....

  • Brandi Horn, Chief of Lending Operations

    Island Mountain|Jun 19, 2024

    Island Mountain Development Group (IMDG) is pleased to announce Brandi Horn's promotion to Chief of Lending Operations. In 2018, Brandi began her career at IMDG in the training department. She then received a promotion to the Director of Contact Center Operations. In 2023, she became the Vice President of VA Holdings. Brandi is an enrolled member of the Fort Belknap Assiniboine Tribe. She is a single mother with four children and four grandchildren. Brandi's grandfather, Chief Gilbert Horn,...

  • Chinook Graduate and Junior at UM Headed to Ernst and Young in Denver for Prestigious Internship

    Jun 19, 2024

    Chinook High School graduate Lily Surber, a junior at the University of Montana College of Business, is heading to Denver this summer for a prestigious internship at Ernst and Young. The internship starts June 10 and goes until July 26. Lily will be an Enterprise Risk Consulting Intern, helping clients design and implement risk management and internal control strategies to mitigate strategic, financial, operational, and compliance risks. "Lily has been an outstanding student at the UM College...

  • Chinook All-Class Reunion

    Chinook High School All Class Reunion|Jun 19, 2024

    The Chinook All Class is fast approaching. From July 4-7 the town will have plenty of fun activities going on. Reunion registration starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th at Chinook High School and goes until 12 p.m. that day. During that time, the school will be open for touring and there will also be a dedication to the Gail Swant Science Wing at 10 a.m. If you haven't registered yet, you can do so at www.chsallclassreunion.com. Class Photos will be at Chinook High School (in front on the Lawn by the Sign) on Thursday, July 4th for the Classe...

  • Harlem Elementary Awards Day

    Jun 19, 2024

    Harlem Elementary celebrated the end of another successful school year by recognizing the many achievements of our students. Awards were presented to acknowledge the various categories in which our Lil’ Wildcats excelled, including Track & Field MVPs, ROARing Students of the YEAR, Perfect Attendance, and Excellence in Testing. Hats off to our recipients and to all of our Lil’ Wildcats as we wrap up school year 2023-2024!...

  • Stone age to space age shelters, Roundup, MT has both (Part 1)

    Steve Edwards|Jun 19, 2024

    On trips to Billings I was curious about the blue space-age looking domed structure on the south side of US 87 heading south out of Roundup. About four miles further south on US 87, I stopped a couple of times to explore the UMWA (United Mine Workers of America) cemeteries on both sides of the highway through Klein. I was familiar with the United Mine Workers who organized many miners in many states. I learned that in the early 1900s Klein boomed because of coal mining. Those mines are long clos...

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