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Articles from the August 12, 2020 edition

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Revamped 2020 Blaine County Fair Showcases area 4-H/FFA

The Blaine County Fair got under way a few days earlier than planned in order to condense and spread events out keeping CDC guidelines in mind. Small animal shows started off the week on Sunday along...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 12, 2020

Weight Restrictions on Lodge Creek Bridge

Motorists driving through or into Chinook have likely noticed the new weight limit sign at Lodge Creek. This sign is among several that the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has erected as...

 

Blaine County Beacon: A Mid-Life Crisis Inspires a Side Hustle

The word beacon has its origin in Old English when its meaning referred to a signal or lighthouse. Beacons were used not only by ships and later by airfields as a warning or guidance system but as a...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 12, 2020

Austin Haney learns about history by living it

Austin Haney is the Interpretive Ranger for this summer and fall at the Bear Paw Battlefield south of Chinook. A native of Great Falls and a recent graduate of the University of Montana with a major...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 12, 2020

Turner School Board Approves Return to School Plan and Welcomes New Staff Members

On Monday morning August 3, the Turner Public School Board met and approved the Turner Public School’s Return to School Plan. According to Superintendent Tony Warren, the situation will be fluid and plans may need to be adjusted based on changing...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    August 12, 2020

While fishing or camping near local reservoirs be on the lookout for Algae

On September 1 of 2019, Blaine County was notified of a death to a lady’s 10 month old puppy after drinking water immediately below the outflow of Cow Creek Reservoir. A few days later a qualitative water sample test was positive for the presence...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for August is to read a book set in another time. We have some on display for you to choose from. The library now has links on our website to Niche Academy, a selection of tutorials to help you learn how to do just...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Wayne and Mary Ellen Deloach took a drive through the Bowdoin wildlife refuge and enjoyed it very much. They visited with Mary Ellen’s cousin, Kay Brekke and on Saturday, Kay and her granddaughter stopped by the Anderson homestead for a visit....

 

Agnes Fox

Agnes Fox, 81, passed away peacefully of natural causes in her Queen Creek, AZ home on July 28, 2020. She was born in Chinook and raised on the Williamson family ranch in the Bears Paw mountains... Full story

 

Edward Thomas Filesteel

Edward Thomas Filesteel, ʔᴐᴐʔohuh (Filesteel), born July 16, 1961, passed away at Beaver Creek, MT Friday, August 7, 2020. He passed away doing one of his many loves, riding his iron horse.... Full story

 

July Was About Celebration at Sweet Home

As residents of the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) reflect back on the past month, they count several events as memorable: the Independence Day Parade, straw painting, celebrating Gorgeous...

 

Are We Blind? - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, now and then friends share with us things that are special to them. One gal shared that a long while ago, Pastor ‘Phil’ [name changed] was telling them that: “Listening is not hearing. Touching is not feeling. Looking is not...

 

Chinook Senior Center

The weather sure has been up and down, if it’s not HOT it’s sprinkling or raining or just making a lot of noise. But for the most part it’s been pretty nice out. I hope everyone is doing well, and we miss seeing you at the center. We are...

 

Let's Derby!

Mud flew, engines roared, metal crunched, and fuel exhaust wafted around the arena at the Phillips County Fairgrounds in Dodson on Saturday night, August 1, as twenty drivers fought for bragging...

 

Harlem Library

The library has a new service available through our website at www.harlempubliclibrary.org. Niche Academy provides online tutorials on just about any topic including social media, research and study skills, job searching, business resources,...

 

Blaine County Library

Effective 7/17/2020 all patrons age 5 and over are required to wear a face covering to enter the building. The mandate by the Governor went into effect in Blaine County due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the county. Although at the time this arti...

 

Bennett to visit with Blaine Residents

Due to the limitations resulting from the Covid 19 pandemic, the Blaine County Democrats are launching a series of “Zoom to meet the Candidates” events ahead of this year’s elections. The first candidate invited to participate in these virtual...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 12, 2020

Chinook course hosts 25th Annual Fireball

The Chinook Golf Course held the 25th Annual Fireball Tournament this past Saturday and again the course was packed with players. Plenty of hole prizes were available including a trip to Hawaii and...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 12, 2020

Moomey records a Hole-In-One on Hole #5! Chinook Men's League Headed to the Playoffs

One of the great things for area golfers in the crazy year of 2020 is they have had the opportunity to hit the links and experience a bit of normalcy in this anything but normal summer. Many locals as...

 

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