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Western Bank Customer Appreciation a hit

The First Bank of Montana has been very active in the communities all along the Hi-line and play a vital role in planning the future for many. Last week the bank staff took it one step further by...

 

BURN BAN ORDERED FOR BLAINE COUNTY

Due to dry and windy conditions in Blaine County, Blaine County Commissioners are implementing a “burn ban” effective immediately. All burning associated with debris disposal or agricultural clearing is prohibited until further notice. The burn...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

Reunion Brewfest Raises Nearly $10K for Sweet Park Playground Equipment

On Monday, July 15, Heather DePriest, Chinook High School (CHS) All-Class Reunion Administrator, presented the Sweet Park Board with a check for $9,875.00 from the proceeds of the Brewfest held...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

Harlem High School to Celebrate One Hundred Years August 30 - September 1

Harlem High School (HHS) will be celebrating its 100th anniversary at the end of this month when graduates from the HHS classes of 1919-2019 will gather to reminisce and reconnect. A committee of spirited individuals have organized three full days...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

ZAP Meets to Plan Zurich School All-Class Reunion

A group of nine people met on July 29, resurrecting the name Zurich Association of Parents (ZAP) as their name for the committee that is planning a Zurich Elementary School all-class reunion. The...

 

Local group of Hi-line volunteers return from Tanzanian Humanitarian Aide trip

After our very successful dinner and silent auction in April, the team began packing and preparing for this mission. We left on May 16th and arrived on the 17th. To say the least, it was a long...

 
 By Jane Krass    News    August 7, 2019

Hogeland Happenings

July 31, 2019 Sympathy is extended to Carol and Duane Klindworth and family of Bill Hay. Bill passed away this past week in Havre. Susan Billmayer went to Denver for her cousin, Patty’s birthday along with other cousins that have been here...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    August 7, 2019

Turner Talk

Susan Fox spent a few days visiting Bob and Lynette Fox and Lyvee in Buffalo, WY this week. Billie Jo, Hudson, and Mary Simons were to Sidney to cheer Hudson and the Harlem Swim team on at the State Swim Meet this week. Everyone did a great job!!...

 

Lois Elaine Nemes (Hansen)

Longtime resident of the Hi-Line, Lois Elaine Nemes (Hansen), 91, passed away peacefully July 29, 2019. Mrs. Nemes was born November 7, 1927 at Deaconess Hospital in Havre, Montana, to B. Irene and Elmer F. Hansen, founding members of the Havre... Full story

 

Philomene "Tootsie" Rose (Doney) Hawley

Philomene "Tootsie" Rose (Doney) Hawley, 98, went to be with the Lord on Saturday July 27, 2019. She was surrounded by loving family. Tootsie was born in Malta , MT on July 7, 1921 to Florence (Gardne... Full story

 

Marjorie "Marji" Sapp

Marjorie "Marji" Sapp, 87, passed away due to natural causes at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 3:0... Full story

 

Gerald M. Schubert

Gerald M. Schubert, - Havre, mt. Gerald M. Schubert, died of complications from COPD on Friday, July 26, 2019, at the young age of 87. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Gerald’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 15,... Full story

 

Harlem Library

Children who participated in the Summer Reading program have until August 9 to return their reading logs. Drawings for the grand prizes will take place August. 12. Thanks to all who joined in the fun this summer! The library will be closed August 12...

 

Blaine County Library

Kids who are reading and turning in time logs will have until Friday August 9th to turn in time logs. We will draw for prizes after 5:00 on the 9th and contact the winners. The reader with the most hours will win an after-hours pizza party....

 

Harlem Senior Center

Be sure and mark your calendars for August 10th! The Center will be having a Saturday morning brunch! Times are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00. We will be serving pancakes, hash browns, toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and fruit. This is Wan...

 

Chinook Senior Center

Our Meals This Week Wed., Aug. 7 - Pork, Bean & Rice Burrito Thur., Aug. 8 - Hot Beef Sandwich Fri., Aug. 9 - Baked Salmon Filet Mon., Aug. 12 - Spaghetti & Meat Balls Tues., Aug. 13 - Chicken Cheese & Rice Casserole...

 

South of Border: "Why Canadians have U.S. Post Office boxes, eh?"

Column No. 23 Since moving to Whitlash I'd notice vehicles, usually pickups, with Canadian plates stopped at the local post office. Recently I came across a newspaper story out of northern Washington...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 7, 2019

Chinook Lions win Class A Division, Harlem 2nd in Class B at State Swim Meet

The summer swim season came to an end this past weekend in Sidney, Montana as the Montana Federation of Swimmers summer season concluded with the State Meet. The Chinook Lions swim team swam very well...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

Blaine County Fair Carcass Show: Defining a Steer of Merit

After scrutiny by carcass contest judges, three Blaine County 4-H members-Cody Arnold, Ryley Hofeldt, and Madilyn Gruszie-have earned 2019 Montana Steer of Merit Honors. Earning such an honor takes...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    August 7, 2019

New look Bear Paw Saloon set to entertain this weekend

The Aero Bar served as a gathering spot for many decades. Located on the west side of Indiana street on the 200 block it was a fixture within the community. In January of 2019 ownership changed hands with JoAnne and JD Powell taking over. They soon...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

Winner Declared in Eagles' Summer Bar Olympics

On Saturday, July 27, the Eagles Club in Chinook played host to the Summer Bar Olympics which was sponsored by Baker Amusement. Four four-person co-ed teams competed in pool, darts, bowling, and corn...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 7, 2019

Carcass results are in: Lambs and Swine Receive Additional Awards

Five hog exhibitors and two lamb exhibitors at the Blaine County Fair have won awards in recent carcass contests conducted by the Montana State University (MSU) Extension Program. Madilyn Gruszie,...

 

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