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Articles from the July 22, 2020 edition

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 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Times That Call for Patience

Montanans often joke that there are two seasons in Montana: winter and road construction. Neither is for the faint of heart since both require endurance and patience. As highway reconstruction...

 

Nursing Home Residents Take Life in Stride

So far, July at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) has found the staff and residents receiving therapy frogs, previewing their new activity room, celebrating birthdays, and extending their visitation...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 22, 2020

Blaine County Fairboard, Commissioners meet to discuss 2020 Fair

The Blaine County Commissioners and Blaine County Fairboard held a meeting last week on Thursday, July 17 with discussion focused on finalizing a schedule for the 2020 Blaine County Fair and deciding how the events will be carried out. The Blaine...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 22, 2020

Blaine County now has 4 Positive COVID-19 Cases

For the first five months of the Global COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic that has gripped our communities in 2020, Blaine County was able to maintain a clean slate. That changed last Wednesday, July 11 with the first positive test being returned. On...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 22, 2020

City of Chinook has Implemented a new Garbage Pick Up Schedule

The City of Chinook recently adjusted their garbage pickup schedule and owners of property should note the new pickup times. Garbage collection will now take place once a week for residential...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for July is to read a book that features nonhuman characters. Children, teens and adults are reminded to let the library know the number of books/minutes read for Summer Reading by Aug. 7 to earn prizes and to be...

 

Guest Column: Russ Tempel

I trust everyone had a fun safe 4th of July, our Independence Day. This past month or two has been a real test of the fabric of our nation and the loss of very valuable pieces of history is devastating. Now protesting is one thing but looting and...

 
 By Jane Krass    Lifestyles    July 22, 2020

Hogeland Happening

Sympathy is extended to the family of George Cichosz. He passed away this past week. He and his family lived many years out in Hogeland and will be remembered by many. On Tuesday, Sharon Goodrich came over to see Jane and Harlan and they had tea...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Sweet Home Welcomes New Employee

The Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) welcomed one of their newest employees at the end of May. Stephanie Talksdifferent heard about the opening from another nursing home employee, applied, and was...

 

Guest Column: Greg Jergeson

Putting water to beneficial use in a semi-arid state like Montana is dependent on two truths. Water must be physically available, and the corresponding truth is that there must be a legal right to use that available water supply. As the recent...

 

Harlem Library

***The library is now requiring anyone over the age of five to wear a mask or face covering in the library due to the number of COVID-19 cases in Blaine County. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Summer Reading program. Children, teens and...

 

Harlem Senior Center

Thank You to these fine folks… Thank you to Jerry Schmitt for mowing the lawn. Thank you for Kay Schmitt for working so hard on the budget. She has put in countless hours of her own time. Thank you to the family of Bonnie Russell for the donation...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Grant Dollars Fund School Projects in Turner

Superintendent of Turner Public Schools (TPS), Tony Warren, received notification last month that the school district is the recipient of five grant awards. These funds will not only fill educational gaps but enrich learning for students of this...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 22, 2020

Gothic-arch barn has met ranch needs for more than a century

I saw the bright red barn on the Louie Petrie Ranch during the Montana Angus tour a couple of years ago. Sonny and Nellie Obrecht told me some of the history of the barn at that time but only recently...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 22, 2020

Chinook Lions Harlem Swim Teams conclude regular season in Lewistown headed to Regional Finals meet in Sidney

With the current situation going on the swimmers were limited to just three regular season meets, alternating with the western division on a weekly bases. After previously completing in Glasgow for...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Pandemic Concerns Continue to Impact Local School Districts

Turner Public School District is currently developing a school reopening plan. Revisions to that plan are occurring frequently based on changing recommendations from federal, state, and local officials. According to Turner Public School (TPS)...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

4H Program Holds Project Day

Several Blaine County youth attended an afternoon of workshops on 4-H Project Day, which was held on July 15 at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. Blaine County Agriculture and 4-H Agent, Juli Snedigar...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Friends of the Museum Group Forms

There’s a new group in town! The Friends of the Museum is a volunteer group that will assist with Blaine County Museum outreach, fundraising, event organizing, and other projects. Museum Director Samantha French conducted three informational...

 

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