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Articles from the August 17, 2022 edition


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  • 4-H/FFA Animal Projects Impress, Livestock Sale Sees Record Market Swine Prices

    Kody Farmer|Aug 17, 2022

    The Blaine County 4-H/FFA Livestock, Horse and small animal entries again impressed fairgoers as they made their way through the various buildings. The Horse shows took place Tuesday in the George Ortner Arena with plenty of worthy Grand and Reserve winners crowned. The Senior Horse Grand went to Emma Paulson with the Reserve being awarded to Jessa Schroder. The Junior Horse Grand went to Fletcher Anderson while Lynley Conrad claimed the Reserve. Fletcher Anderson had an incredible Blaine...

  • 4-H Indoor Department Entries Impressed the Judges

    Kody Farmer|Aug 17, 2022

    The Blaine County 4-H Indoor entries for the 2022 Blaine County Fair awed the judges as many of them were amazed at the quality of work being submitted by many of the 4-H Members. Grand Champions were crowned in 23 different categories and another 15 categories earned Reserve Champion ribbons. Entries were presented to the judges in their allocated spots within the Blaine County commercial building beginning at 1:00 pm Wednesday afternoon and continued until the final entry was judged just...

  • Ancient Order of the Deep: Lutefisk Eaters

    Steve Edwards|Aug 17, 2022

    When my wife and I moved to North Dakota we lived among a lot of Norwegians, a new experience for us. We'd never heard of lutefisk...and certainly never eaten it. We learned a lot about "lutefisk and meatball dinners" and other Norwegian traditions. Not realizing the large geographic spread of Norwegian culture in our own country we were amazed when we moved to Libby, Montana, then Chinook, and also found lutefisk eaters in those places. A recent surprise in Chinook was to learn that back in...

  • Open Class Entries Allow Everyone the Chance to be part of the Fair

    Kody Farmer|Aug 17, 2022

    When we think of the County Fair a few things immediately come to mind. Fantastic Fair Food, Rodeos, Demo Derby's, Night Shows and of course 4-H/FFA Exhibits. Often times the Open Class entries get forgotten or overlooked but they are what completes the idea of a genuine 'County Fair'. The Open Class entries allow anyone to participate in the festivities. The youth make up the 4-H/FFA exhibits, and it takes a special skill to compete in a rodeo, demolition derby or perform on the musical stage....

  • Journal Jots

    Aug 17, 2022

    Blaine County Library The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday August 29th at 4:30 p.m. Blaine County Museum We have extended our summer season! We will be open seven days a week from 9-5 through the first weekend in October. Harlem High School Class Reunion Plans are being made for a 50th year class reunion for the Harlem High School class of 1972 to be held at Zurich Park September 3rd and 4th. If you’d like to attend, get ahold of Ede Breitmeier at (406) 344-0078 or Betty Billmayer at 4...

  • Havre Trails to Host 4th Annual Summer Brewfest

    Donna Miller|Aug 17, 2022

    Havre Trails recently announced their 4th Annual Summer Brewfest. This year's event will occur on Saturday, August 20 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Havre's Pepin Park. Event organizers promise dozens of Montana beers, a variety of food options, and live music. In addition to Vizsla and Triple Dog Brewing based in Havre, other breweries that will be represented at the event include Beaver Creek (Wibaux), Busted Knuckle (Glasgow), Mighty MO (Great Falls) Blue Ridge Brewing (Malta), and Phillipsburg...

  • The Grandstands were full of Great Entertainment Throughout the Fair

    Kody Farmer|Aug 17, 2022

    After taking in the 4-H/FFA Exhibits, the Open Class entries, the Commercial Building Vendors, some outstanding fair food many fairgoers conclude each day with a seat in the Grandstands taking in the nightly entertainment. The 2022 Blaine County Fair had a tremendous lineup for the grandstands and despite a little lighting and rain Friday night, everything went off without a hitch. It takes a tremendous amount of effort by organizers to put together four consecutive nights of outstanding...

  • Christy Lynn Stiffarm

    Aug 17, 2022

    On the 8th day of August, 2022, Christy Lynn Stiffarm left to join the Lord. As a baby at two weeks old, Chrissy began her life with Barbara Mount Longknife and the late James Francis Stiffarm Jr. She was lovingly greeted by her mom and dad. Chrissy also was adored by her siblings; Carrie, Cheryl, Jeff, and Carol. Chrissy was blessed by two sons, Niles Duane and Julian Rodriguez (deceased) as well as three beautiful grandchildren; Julian (JD), Christy, and little Louie. She also leaves behind... Full story

  • John "Roger" Erickson

    Aug 17, 2022

    John “Roger” Erickson, A memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday August 23, 2022 at American Lutheran Church, 537 Ohio St. Chinook, MT. Immediately following the service, military honors will commence, and a celebration of life/birthday party will follow at the church rectory. Condolences may be sent to PO Box 988, Havre, MT 59501 or online at www.wildernessfuneralhomes.com... Full story

  • Kenneth & Barbara Yeoman

    Aug 17, 2022

    Kenneth & Barbara Yeoman, Graveside service for Kenneth and Barbara Yeoman will held at the Harlem Cemetery on September 17, 2022 at 11:00 a m. Reception to follow at ST. Thomas Catholic Church, Harlem, MT. Kenneth Yeoman 1 / 2 / 1936 - 5 / 15 / 2022 , 86 years Barbara Yeoman 1 / 6 / 1940 - 9 / 18 / 2019, 79 years... Full story

  • Blaine County Library

    Aug 17, 2022

    The Summer Reading Program is officially over! Hours have been counted and prizes have been drawn. Katherine Kropf was the winner of the Pre K– Kindergarten Prize, Jorie Miller was the winner of the water guns, Cynnlock Gibson was the winner of the laser tag game, Maddie was the winner of the LEGO set, and Pepper Harwood was the winner of the water slide. Aubrey was the winner of the young adult prize and Ellen Savage was the winner of the adult prize. Dax Langford was the top reader this year with a whopping 74 hours of reading. He was the w...

  • Harlem Library

    Aug 17, 2022

    Have you heard the stories of Montana’s connections to the sinking of the Titanic? Not only were there over a dozen Titanic passengers who listed Montana as their destination, there were also numerous personal and professional Montana connections. The aspirations and make up of these individuals – miners, emigrants, carpenters, homesteaders, dishwashes, and millionaires – represent the social and economic make up of 1912 Montana. Their stories range from tragic to inspiring. You may learn more about Montana’s ties to the Titanic by joining...

  • Hogeland Happenings

    Aug 17, 2022

    Quite a few from the community attended the Phillips County Fair night show in Dodson Friday night. Diana Maloney took mom Jane Krass to Chinook for appointments on Wednesday. Anita, Brooke, and Bridget went to Billings for Brooke’s diabetic appointment on Tuesday and were overnight guests at Cindy Reed’s on Monday. Susan Billmayer was in Glasgow Tuesday. At noon, she presented a program for the garden club there, and later in the day she judged flowers at the fair. Mike and Dixie Teague were visitors at the Wallace Beck home Tuesday afternoon....

  • High Points and Pool Records Were a Normal Week for the Chinook Lions Swim Team

    Kody Farmer|Aug 17, 2022

    In last weeks edition we were able to get as much information from the Montana Federation of Swimmers State Swim Meet in Lewistown as we possibly could with a moved up print deadline. This week we highlight a couple of things that were not available at press time previously. With all results available the success of the Chinook Lions Swim Team is only confirmed. The Lions had one additional High Point Trophy winner and earned two more State Championships as well. Dentin DePriest tied for the...

  • Renaissance Faire Invites Participation

    Donna Miller|Aug 17, 2022

    From Friday through Sunday, August 26-28, Montana Actors' Theatre will be hosting their annual Renaissance Faire (Ren Faire) at the Lions Campground in Beaver Creek Park. Admission to the event is free, and those who attend will have access to games, vendors, food, drinks, and a dramatic presentation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Frank and Bettie Barber of Lloyd, Montana, will preside as King and Queen of the Faire. The Faire is a history-inspired festival much like those held during the...

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