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Articles from the August 21, 2019 edition

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 By Kody Farmer    News    August 21, 2019

Hot Dog Bar and Door Prizes greet customers at Harlem Lumber Grand Opening

Harlem Lumber, as it's known now, can trace its roots in the area all the way back to 1926 when it was known as Monarch Lumber. This past Friday Harlem Lumber welcomed customers, family and friends to...

 By Kody Farmer    News    August 21, 2019

Back to School: Watch for children in loading zones before and after school

Turner Public Schools returned to school last week and students in Chinook, Harlem and Hays/Lodge Pole will start later this week. This means that the streets surrounding the schools will be busy...

 By Kody Farmer    News    August 21, 2019

Sweet Medical Center's Farmer's Market has a little something for everyone

The Sweet Medical Center has been for active in the community going way beyond providing necessary medical treatment. A big reason for that community involvement being such a success has been the...

 By Cassidy Marn    News    August 21, 2019

New Wheat and Barley Committee Members Announced

GREAT FALLS, Mont.—Governor Steve Bullock has appointed Max Cederberg of Turner and Llew Jones of Conrad to the Board of the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC). The MWBC administers the check-off dollars paid by Montana wheat and barley...

 By Donna Miller    News    August 21, 2019

Turner Schools Has a New Superintendent at the Helm

With the retirement of former Turner School District superintendent, Russ McKenna, the school district which refers to itself as "one of the smallest towns in the 9C" has a new chief administrative...

 By Jane Krass    News    August 21, 2019


School started this week in Turner for the Big Flat community. It seems school starts earlier each year. Good Luck to all the teachers and kids. May it be a good year for all. Don’t forget school will be in session this Friday the 23rd. The...


Eva Leona Jones Fox

Eva Leona Jones Fox, Assiniboine name, Oyade Oda "Many Nations", was born on January 22, 1937, at the Ft. Belknap Agency Hospital to Cecil Jones, Sr and Evangeline "Eva" (Turcotte) Jones. Many of her... Full story


Jay Parks

Jay was born to Edward & Bertha Parks in Harlem, MT., January 11, 1929. He graduated from Harlem High School in 1946 and was working in his brother’s (Swede) butcher shop when he met AnnaMarie Cuerth. They were married in 1949. In 1952, they purcha... Full story


Harold Sebastian Bergman

Harold Sebastian Bergman passed away Sunday August 11, 2019 with his family by his side. Born on January 23, 1931 in Wales ND, Harold came out to MT when he was only 16 years old. He married the love of his life Donna on September 29, 1951 and lost h... Full story


Jack O'Brien

Graveside services at Kuper Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 24,2019. Celebration of Life to follow at the senior Citizen Center at noon.... Full story


Fern M Holmes

Fern M Holmes, 89 passed away at Northern Montana Care Center on August 17th 2019. A Celebration of Life on August 24th 2019 at 11:00am at the American Lutheran Church.... Full story



Congratulations to all the participants in a successful Summer Reading Program! The grand prize winners of tablets were Jacob Pursley, preschool – first grade; Juliann Tomaskie-Hawley, grades 2-6; a...


Blaine County Library

ld their regular monthly meeting Monday August 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. Tuesday September 10th Blaine County Library will be hosting Montana author Jamie Ford. We will have...



or the fresh veggies and flowers. Thank you Larry Wisch for attending the Sweet Medical Center Farmers Market and bringing back fresh veggies for the center. Thank you for all the books and puzzles this past week. We really appreciate all of the...


Harlem Senior Center

All the MAST Intake forms (white pages) (every 3 years) and the Nutrition Risk forms (blue pages) (every year) that were distributed during the last 2 weeks are all due back as soon as possible. Both forms are required to be completed by the Agency...

 By Donna Miller    News    August 21, 2019

Chinook School Superintendent Hannum Shares Personnel and Transportation Information

According to Darin Hannum, Chinook School District Superintendent, several new people will be joining the district, including an elementary school principal. He also shared details about bus services. Meadowlark Elementary School’s new principal...

 By Donna Miller    News    August 21, 2019

Harlem Flowers Provide a Welcoming Touch

This past spring, the Harlem Civic Association (HCA) purchased flowers grown by the Harlem FFA members and planted them along Main Street to beautify their town. In late-August, they are still lush an...

 By Donna Miller    News    August 21, 2019

Tailgating and Spirit Week Activities Kick off the New School Year in Thunderbird Country

On Wednesday, August 14, the Thunderbirds gathered for a Back-to-School Tailgate Party. Food, bouncy houses, music, and fun were on the agenda! The tailgate party was an opportunity for the community...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 21, 2019

Chinook course hosts 23rd Annual Fireball

The Chinook Golf Course held the 23rd 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...


South of the Border; A road trip to "Cut Bank: the Coldest Spot in the Nation

Columnist's note: I recently took my vehicle for a recall notice to a dealership, the nearest being in Cut Bank. Beforehand the shop manager said, "Be prepared to spend the day." Like most folks from...


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