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Articles from the July 10, 2024 edition

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  • Maloney Retires After Thirty Years of Service to Education

    Donna Miller|Jul 10, 2024

    After thirty years working with youth, Mrs. Diana Maloney decided to retire from Turner Public School (TPS) at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. Although she expressed that she will "miss the little ones," she looks forward to a less regimented schedule with more impromptu days ahead. "I can do family things now," Maloney stated. "I haven't been able to do much of that in past years. It'll be different but good!" Maloney earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a...

  • Tradition, Trial, and Targeted Implementation

    Ranchers Stewardship Alliance|Jul 10, 2024

    How one multigenerational Montana ranch continues to ensure long-term viability. Beneath wispy clouds set in a blindingly blue sky where Montana and Saskatchewan become indistinguishable from one another sits the Louie Petrie Ranch, an exemplary model in ranch tradition, innovative trial, and targeted implementation. It's on this land outside of Turner where you'll find multiple generations strategizing for the long-term viability of the ranch originally homesteaded in 1901. "If you improve the...

  • Triangle Communications Provides Education Support

    Donna Miller|Jul 10, 2024

    When Triangle Communications recently announced their 2024 High School and Undergraduate Scholarship Winners, six Blaine County youth were among the 27 award recipients. From Chinook, Quentin Edwards, Liam Edwards, and Morgan Friede received scholarship awards. Other Blaine County winners were Cordell Denny from Hays; Kaitlynn Johnson, a graduate from Harlem High School; and Destiny The Boy, a graduate of Hays-Lodgepole High School. With eligibility dependent on the applicants' receiving...

  • Tester secures Airport funding for Blaine County

    Jill Reilly|Jul 10, 2024

    Montana Press Secretary Senator Tester will be announcing that he secured a critical Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for Blaine County through his bipartisan infrastructure law. Blaine County will receive $336,000 for infrastructure upgrades at the airport in Turner, MT. The funding will be used to acquire a new wind cone and segmented circle to provide pilots with critical airfield information; install a precision approach path indicator system to bring the airport up to current standards; reconstruct the existing lighting vault...

  • Chinook High School's Science Wing Dedicated in Memory of Gail Swant

    Robert Feist|Jul 10, 2024

    Thank you all for coming today to help us honor Gail Swant. Gail walked through these doors into the science wing here at CHS for over 40 years. To many freshman science students in their minds, she came every day to terrorize them. Nothing could be further from the truth. She came in every day to give each student the best opportunity to learn everything that she could provide. Gail could seem to be quite stern or humorless, but she wanted to have a safe environment for learning and with almost...

  • MSU announces Provost Scholars, 2 awardees are local

    Montana State University|Jul 10, 2024

    One of Montana State University's most prestigious scholarships, the Provost Scholar award, was given to two individuals from New Media's listening area. Quentin Edwards was named a Provost Scholar, and graduated from Chinook High School and plans to major in biomedical engineering and then attend medical school. In Lewistown, Alexandra Naber-Rosario graduated as valedictorian from Fergus High School and plans to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering, she also received this prestigious...

  • Journal Jots

    Jul 10, 2024

    Harlem Library The Book Challenge for July is to read a book set in an intriguing city. Summer Reading weekly programs include Summer STEAM for grade schoolers on Mondays at 1 P.M.; Storytime for children ages 0-5 on Tuesdays at 10 A.M., and Lego Club for all ages on Thursdays at 4 P.M. The Friends of the Library community appreciation event will take place on July 24, 4 -6 P.M. A free taco bar will be served outside the library. Blaine County Library Tuesday- Story Time 10:30-11:00 and Beat the Heat Movie 3:00-4:30. Wednesday- Summer Reading...

  • HarlemLibrary

    Jul 10, 2024

    Keep reading this summer! The summer reading program continues for all ages. Children are reminded to bring in their reading logs to earn gift certificates and chances to win the grand prizes. 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. Teens and adults can also earn chances to win a $50 gift card by notifying the library for each book completed. The Book Challenge for...

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre presents award-winning musical Bonnie and Clyde

    For Immediate Release|Jul 10, 2024

    The tale of Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, two of the most infamous criminals of America’s Great Depression and the subject of much speculation and fascination. The couple took the country by storm, reaching celebrity status as they robbed banks, shops, and even funeral homes. This is their rebellious love story, complete with a suite of stunning, jazz-and-gospel-infused show tunes. Rachel Franke and Benjamin Sellers star in the title roles, with local actors Gwen Turner of Glasgow and Harper Anderon of Culbertson as t...

  • ChinookSeniorCenter

    Jul 10, 2024

    Hello From the Chinook Senior Center By the time you all read this, you will have gathered and caught up with many old class mates and had time to celebrate together! Wow! These all-class reunions takes the WHOLE village to put together! What a nice job Heather DePriest has done on coordinating it all! SHEESH! That’s a lot of fun things! I am not quite certain how anyone can take it ALL in, but there was certainly something for everyone. We had our annual “Volunteer Appreciation Picnic” on Saturday, June 29th, with about 28 fabulous peopl...

  • Harlem ROARing Students

    Jul 10, 2024

  • James S. (jim) gallus

    Jul 10, 2024

    James S. (Jim) Gallus, age 80, passed away at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home on June 22, 2024, after his battle with cancer. According to his wishes, no services will be held. His ashes will be interred at Kuper Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Jim was born February 28, 1944, to Dr. Edward J. and Viola M. (Simenson) Gallus in Havre, Montana. He was raised and educated in Chinook. After his high school graduation in 1962, Jim had a variety of jobs. He worked for a construction company and was...

  • Karon Rose (Hofeldt)Kimball) Baertsch

    Jul 10, 2024

    Karon Rose (Hofeldt)Kimball) Baertsch, 80, passed away peacefully at home June 26, 2024 after a 3 year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer. She had wonderful care at St. Pat's Cancer Center from Dr, Sara Scott and all the Nurse's in the center. She was born April 29th, 1944 to Paul and Doris Hofeldt in Havre, Mt. She grew up on the family ranch in the Bears Paw Mountains herding sheep, bucking bales, wrestling calves and many other chores. She also became a wonderful cook and always...

  • Chinook Finishes 3rd at Roundup Invitational

    Jul 10, 2024

    The Chinook Lions took 3rd place overall and Dentin DePriest took High Point in 15 to 19 boys. Tyler Stephens took High Point in boys 9-10....

  • Former Jumping Juniper Garden Club donates to Chinook Pool and Park Project

    Jul 10, 2024

    The former Jumping Juniper Garden Club organization donated nearly $1200 of funds that they had raised over the years to the Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation for improvements to the Pool and Park. The organization recently disbanded, and the remaining funds they had were given to the FOPP. The Friends of the Pool would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Garden Club Members for their commitment to the community of Chinook. Pictured L-R (Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation's...

  • Local Residents, Mark and Betty Billmayer, support the Chinook Pool and Park Project

    Jul 10, 2024

    In the past several years, Mark and Betty Billmayer of Chinook have given financially to the Chinook Pool and Park Project and they have also donated a great amount of time and fundraising as well. Betty was instrumental in several fundraisers that have raised valuable donations toward the Pool and Park Project. The organization would like to extend their sincere thanks to Mark and Betty for their commitment to the community of Chinook. Pictured L-R (Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation -...

  • Local Resident Lois Butcher Makes Donation to Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation

    Jul 10, 2024

    Recently, Lois Butcher of Chinook presented the Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation with a donation for improvements to the Chinook Pool and Park. The organization would like to extend their sincere thanks to Lois for her commitment to the community of Chinook. Pictured L-R (Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation - Heather DePriest, President; Jessica Aberg, Treasurer; Lois Butcher; Kelsey Harry - Parliamentarian)...

  • Julia Sattleen Dolan

    Jul 10, 2024

    Julia Sattleen Dolan, age 99, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2024, in Billings, Montana, under the care of St. John's United. Julia was born March 9, 1925, in Chinook, Montana, to Jonas and Olive (Ramberg) Sattleen. She was raised South of Havre on the family ranch/farm. She often reminisced about riding a horse to grade school in the snow. Julia attended and graduated from Havre High School. During this time, she worked for A.F. Buttrey. Any thoughts of a career ended when she joined the...


    Jul 10, 2024

    The Hays/Lodgepole School District Board of Trustees may be intending to offer employment to an individual who meets the criteria of Nepotism as outlined under MCA 2-2-302. The regular or special board meeting to consider such employment will be on __July 16, 2024 at 6:00 PM in the Hays/Lodgepole High School Board Room....

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