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Articles from the August 19, 2020 edition

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There is a first for everything

The White Pine 4-H Club raised some chickens to be auctioned off at the Blaine County Livestock Sale this past weekend. Gus, Charlie and Claire Buck along with their cousin Ethan Klingaman show off...

 

Stage 1 fire restrictions take effect on all FWP properties in Hill and Roosevelt counties

In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fishing access sites (FASs) and wildlife management areas (WMAs) will be under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Hill and Roosevelt...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    August 19, 2020

Drop 5 near completion: St. Mary Diversion a Vital Resource to all in the Milk River Watershed

Water is essential to everyone, and for those of us who call North Central Montana home it carries added meaning. Our area of the country tends to exist in drought conditions far more often than not....

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 19, 2020

Three paintings uniquely connected to Chinook

Evelyn Cole did art in Chinook most of her adult life and is likely best known for her sculpture of famed western artist Charlie Russell (rejected as Montana's entry for the Hall of Statuary in the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 19, 2020

Oral Histories Are Ready for Public Access

Several oral histories collected during the 1980s are catalogued, uploaded, and organized at the Blaine County Museum, and Museum Director Sam French invites everyone to come in and hear them, using...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for August is to read a book set in another time. Congratulations to Summer Reading grand prize winners: Pre-K -1st Grade: Azaylea Hawley; Grades 2-6: Mikaela Doney; Teens/Adults: Cheryl Stiffarm. The top readers...

 

Mary Kay (Burtner) Thompson

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Kay (Burtner) Thompson announces her passing on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at home with family near Bonners Ferry, Idaho at the age of 77 years. Private family services will be held at a later date at the... Full story

 

Willie George Kruse

Willie George Kruse, 90, passed away on August 11, 2020 at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook MT, a Graveside service will be held on Wednesday August 19, 2020 at 11:00am at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook MT. Funeral Arrangements... Full story

 

Mary J. Taylor

Mary J. Taylor, 78, passed away due to natural causes at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Cremation has taken place and services are pending with Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Please visit Mary’s online memorial page and... Full story

 

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...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Adam and Lauren Hauge and Caleb, Noland, and Tessa visited Jane Krass and Diana Maloney on Saturday. Anita, Brooke, and Bridget Reed visited Jane on Saturday morning. Susie and Lee Mason visited at Jordan and Elissa Zellmer's home this past weekend....

 

Blaine County Library

Friday August 14th was the final day to turn in time logs for the Summer Reading Program. Kolt Rutledge won the Supersoaker, Laura Danley was the winner of the Simon Optix, and Balen Adair won the Magic Art Kit and Tic Tac Toe game. Aubrey Kalk was...

 

U.S. Census Bureau Ends Count Early, Under-representing Impacted Communities of Color

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau cut the response period deadline early by an entire month disproportionately affecting the counting of Black, Brown, Indigenous and immigrant communities. The census determines the allocation of...

 

2020 Blaine County 4-H Horse Show Results

Emma Klingaman Grand Champion English Horsemanship Level 2 Grand Champion Ranch Horse Level 1 Reserve Champion Junior English Equitation Reserve Champion Junior Pole Bending and Barrel Racing Reserve...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 19, 2020

4th Annual Community Dinner & Live Auction to benefit the Chinook Golf Course this Saturday

Like so many other events this year the Annual Community Dinner and Live Auction hosted by Ginger Hansen to benefit the Chinook Golf Course had been postponed. Originally set to take place the first w...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    August 19, 2020

It Pays to Read the Newspaper

When Montana Ag Live announced their winners for this year's Show What You Grow Photo contest, Turner resident Shannon Van Voast emerged as the winner for the best floral garden. After reading about t...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    August 19, 2020

Untouched, COVID-19 will have only a Minor Impact on the Montana Hunting Season

Finally, something that is pretty much just as we expect it! The Montana Upland Bird and Big Game Hunting seasons are right around the corner. In fact, the 900 Series Antelope only Archery season got started this past Saturday, August 15. The 900...

 

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