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Articles from the August 4, 2021 edition

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 By Steve Edwards    News    August 4, 2021

Fair food does more than feed hungry fairgoers

Correspondent's note: Alert readers may recall a story I wrote in 2016 about food booths at the Blaine County Fair. I researched and wrote the story after I worked my first time ever in a fair booth....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 4, 2021

Childcare and the Name Wanda Chilton Are Synonymous

Since 1977, Wanda Chilton has been the woman behind childcare services at Kid's Korner in Chinook. When approached about an interview and a potential story for the newspaper, she replied in the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 4, 2021

A Full-Scale Fair Returns to Blaine County

Opening next week on August 10, the Blaine County Fair promises "Fun for Everyone" through its motto. The events begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday with the 4-H and FFA Horse Show at the George Ortner...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    August 4, 2021

Capital Improvement Plan Underway, Public Input Requested to Help Prioritize Areas with the Most Need

The Blaine County Commission is in the midst or working on updating the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). This is a very important that will greatly affect the services provided to the people of...

 
 By Press Release    News    August 4, 2021

Public Comment Sought on Fresno Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan A public open house will be held in Havre on Aug. 16

The process of developing the first Fresno Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan is nearing completion, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a draft plan developed by FWP and a 9-member Advisory Committee. Comments will be...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library Summer Reading participants should turn in the total number of books read this summer by Aug. 6. Drawings for grand prizes will take place the week of Aug. 9. If you have completed the July Book Challenge please notify the library....

 

Hogeland Happenings

Helen and Susan Billmayer were in Havre on Wednesday for doctor appointments and had lunch at the Mark Billmayer home in Chinook. Jim and Helen Billmayer had lunch at the Alan Van Voast home on Friday. Linda Petrie visited her parents, Jim and Helen...

 

Erma Bear

Erma was born on July 13, 1927, at Little Warm, MT, to Richard and Carrie Snell, and went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Great Falls, MT, at the age of 94. Erma worked in Chinook,...

 

Harlem Library

Summer Reading participants have until August 6 to notify the library the total books they have read this summer. Drawings for grand prizes will take place the week of August 9. Grand prizes will be given in the 0-kindergarten, grades 1-8, and...

 

Blaine County Library

The library will be open limited hours today, August 4th, due to staff scheduling issues. We will be open 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. Summer programs are officially over....

 

Chinook Senior Center

Marathon Pinochle is getting ready to start. If you would like to play, find a partner and sign up at the Senior Center. Pinochle is being played Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. when enough players show up. Bingo is played...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 4, 2021

Museum Selects Winning Logo and Looks for a Board Member

Back in May, the Blaine County Museum's Board of Directors sponsored a logo contest to allow current residents of Blaine County the opportunity to create a logo for the museum. After receiving six...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 4, 2021

Getting Ready for Back-to-School

On August 17 and again on August 18, Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) will be offering free training for parents, general and special educators, paraprofessionals, agency personnel, and others who work with...

 

Blaine County Beacon: The Options Are Endless with Secret Sun Travel

There's a new business in town, although its owner is a familiar face. Secret Sun Travel began booking trips in late July under the belief that "travel is the best therapy." Operated by Independent...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 4, 2021

Customs and Border Patrol agents visit library's summer program

Three Havre-based officers with the Customs and Border Patrol CBP) recently visited with children at Blaine County Library's summer program for kids. The officers did two presentations to educate...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 4, 2021

Foundation Receives Donation from Graham Family

The Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation is making progress, not only with donations but with their two projects. However, progress has been somewhat slow recently. According to Foundation...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 4, 2021

Shores Floral Has a New Owner

After 33 years in business as the owner of Shores Floral & Gift, Bonnie Weber has sold the shop to Tomi Simenson, although Weber will continue to own the greenhouse portion of the business....

 
 By Press Release    News    August 4, 2021

Montana Hay Hotline Available for Producers Affected by Drought Producers can list hay for sale or donation using Montana Hay Hotline

As severe drought conditions and wildfires persist across the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding agricultural producers of the availability of the Hay Hotline, an online tool that connects those interested in buying, selling,...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 4, 2021

Chinook Lions, Harlem Swim Teams Complete Another Successful Swim Season

The summer swim season concluded this past weekend in Colombia Falls with the Montana Federation of Swimmers State Meet. Both the Chinook Lions and Harlem swim teams performed very well over the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 4, 2021

Fall Sports: Are You Ready? Practice Starts, August 13th

Editors note: The following includes information directly related to Chinook Junior and Senior High Schools as submitted by Chinook Athletic Director Paula Molyneaux. Harlem, Hays/Lodge Pole and Turner schools have similar policies in place as well....

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    August 4, 2021

Residents Encouraged to Remain Vigilant with Fire Safety and Prevention

The Chinook Volunteer Fire Department was again called out to a fire on July 31, joining forces with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to contain the 'Cow Fire'. The fire burned approximately 100...

 

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