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Articles from the July 11, 2018 edition

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 By Steve Edwards    News    July 11, 2018

2018 Blaine County Fair: fun for all ages

The 2018 Blaine County Fair is history. As usual the weather was a big part of the fair, determining in large part the attendance at the fair and the success of the various outdoor events. Despite a r...

 By Steve Edwards    News    July 11, 2018

Centenarian, former county sanitarian "Sanitary John" Herndon returns for a visit

Reporter's note: Last February I wrote a story about John Herndon who served as Blaine County Sanitarian from 1953 to 1983. Known locally as "Sanitary John," Herndon was famous for his stinky cigars...

 By Steve Edwards    News    July 11, 2018

Bitterroot Valley: 50 mile garage sale; the smokeless smokestack and a few historical factoids

Reporters note: An invitation to a birthday party in Hamilton and my wife's attempts to learn more about our adopted state resulted in our visiting the Bitterroot Valley-the valley that runs south fro...


WMA in Phillips Co. Vandalized, Wardens Seeking Information

Malta game warden Ben Morin responded to a complaint of signs being shot on Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Area 8 near Nelson Reservoir on July 6, 2018. Upon arriving, Warden Morin found multiple WMA and parking signs had been shot, and there was a...


Northern Montana Bear Paw Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Havre, Montana – Bear Paw Hospice is currently seeking new volunteers for their program. Bear Paw Hospice was founded in October 1996 and is a part of the Northern Montana Health Care Organization. Over the last year Bear Paw Hospice has served an...

 By Steve Edwards    News    July 11, 2018

Matthew Gurnsey, the 'Kilted Man' to perform July 17 in Chinook

Matthew Gurnsey, professionally known as the Kilted Man, will perform two times at the Blaine County Library on Tuesday, July 17. The two performances in Chinook will be part of a tour along the...


My Answer

Take time to appreciate the gifts given to you Q: I don’t mean to be ungrateful but when my family gives me gifts, they are things I can’t use or don’t want. Is it wrong to ask for something specific, like a gift card, so that I can buy what I...


Lois Vivian (Nichols) Hanson

Lois Vivian (Nichols) Hanson, 99, passed away on Friday June 29th at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook Mt, where she had been a resident for a year. She was born to Noel and Hazel (Bunker)... Full story


Waylon Lewis Doney

Waylon Lewis Doney, age 39, of Hays, Montana went home to be with the Lord at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington at 4:20 am on Friday June 29th, 2018. Waylon was born S... Full story


Marlon John Norheim

Marlon John Norheim passed away on June 30, 2018, in Lavina, Montana at age 63 after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Graveside services were on Friday, July 6 at 11:00 A.M. at Kuper Memorial... Full story


Gloria Ann Buck-Bauer

Gloria Ann Buck-Bauer, passed away July 2, 2018 at her home in Great Falls Montana. Wake took place Thursday; July 5, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. continued with Rosary July 6, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Mass services we... Full story


Waldo Francis Plumage

Waldo Francis Plumage, ( Hamba Intryasha) , "Weasal Moccasin" passed away July 4, 2018 in Billings, Montana. His wake/rosary was July 6, 2018, 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ft. Belknap.... Full story


Becky J. Hofer

Becky J. Hofer, 64 of Turner Colony, went home to be with our Lord on July 3rd, 2018 at Northern Wherever you saw Becky, she always had a smile on her face. She was always willing to lend a helping hand. Her loving and wonderful personality will be... Full story


Harlem Library

Today is the Community Appreciation Summer Fun Event at the library from 2:00-6:00 P.M. This open house is hosted by the Friends of the Harlem Library. Refreshments will be served and you may sign up to win a door prize - one for adults and one for...


Blaine County LIbrary

The Blaine County Library Storytime and Summer Reading program has been one of the places to be for youngsters. Each week the Library has a specific theme for the programs and the kids use their...

 By Marlane Wenzel    News    July 11, 2018

Chinook Senior Center News

Cancer Support meets July 17, 2018, at 11:30 with lunch at 12:00. Please join us and welcome Dustin Ratliff. Last week activity winners are as follows: Bingo: Marilyn Williamson and Irene Gauthier; Shanghai Rummy: Elizabeth O’Brien; Pinochle: High...

 By Katie Noel    News    July 11, 2018

Harlem Senior Center

Thank You: Albertsons for the strawberries, Robin Rhodes for the jigsaw puzzle and decks of Pinochle cards Rose, Irene, Kay, Robin, Gen, Elsie, Charlie, Keith, Ed and Chuck for riding the July 4th Parade float. The new show at Fort Peck Theater is...

 By Diana Maloney    News    July 11, 2018

Turner Talk

Cody, Austin, and Isley Welsh participated in the kids rodeo at the Blaine County Fair this week. Visitors at the Randy Maloney home on the 4th were Harlan and Jane Krass, Linda and Darel Hauge, Anita and Steve Reed and family, Hilary and Natalie...

 By Jane Krass    News    July 11, 2018

Hogeland Happenings

This has been a busy week, the 4th of July and the Blaine County Fair all in the same week. The weather was hot, but good for fair time. The 4H youth did well. Congratulations to all that participated. Joely, Troy, and Josh Hiniker came on Thursday...

 By Alan Sorensen    News    July 11, 2018

A look back at the 2018 Montana Senior Olympics held in Polson

Special to the Journal By Alan Sorensen These summer games began, not with fireworks and a torch lighting, but with putting and driving competitions among people from 50 years of age to 110 at 10...


Blaine County Showdown closes out 2018 Fair

The Blaine County Showdown Demolition Derby again packed the stands Sunday afternoon providing the finishing touches to the 2018 Blaine County Fair. The Derby is always a huge draw and fans were...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 11, 2018

Chinook, Harlem swimmers shine

In their last swim, (June 30 - July 1) before the Blaine County Fair, Harlem's Andrew Rasmussen, Lillian Cochran and Alaynee Hawley along with Chinooks Rachel Stephens each claimed High Point honors...


Becoming an Outdoors - Woman workshop set for Aug. 3-5

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop set for Aug. 3-5 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ popular Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will host a weekend workshop Aug. 3-5 at Birch Creek Civilian Conservation Corps Camp near Dillon. Women are...


Montana Department Of Livestock Accepting Public Comment for Administrative Rule Changes

CONTACT: Dr. Eric Liska, Montana Department of Livestock, (406) 444-3374; Dr. Tahnee Szymanski, Montana Department of Livestock, (406) 444-2043 Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) will be holding public meetings seeking...


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