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Articles from the September 6, 2023 edition

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  • Chinook resident Lesley Zellmer ran a 196-mile relay with 12,000 new friends

    Steve Edwards|Sep 6, 2023

    Lesley Zellmer, from Chinook, recently mentioned to me she had just returned from Oregon where she participated in a relay run from Mount Hood to the Coast at Seaside, Oregon. I knew she was a runner but was not familiar with this relay which, turns out, has been held for 41 years and, for the record, is 196 miles long. Per the relay group's official website, "The Hood to Coast Relay (HTC Relay) is the most popular and largest running relay race in the world, annually drawing participants from...

  • Aaniiih woman among first to graduate from UND's new Indigenous health program

    Nora Mabie Missoulian|Sep 6, 2023

    When Amy Stiffarm was a graduate student at University of Montana, she learned that Native American women have low rates of breastfeeding. But she didn't understand why. "Until one day, I came across (reports) about how historical trauma and boarding school trauma took away our parenting knowledge and knowledge around how to feed your babies," said Stiffarm, who is Aaniiih and a descendent of the Chippewa Cree and Blackfeet tribes. "I had never seen that before - something that was talking about...

  • Michael Dennis Brandon

    Sep 6, 2023

    Michael Dennis Brandon passed away August 29, 2023, at his home in Havre, Montana. A funeral service was held at Wilderness Funeral Homes, 500 Indiana St, Chinook, MT 59523 on September 2nd at 1 PM, followed by a burial at Chinook Cemetery. Viewing was at 12 noon. Mike was born June 6, 1953, in Havre, Montana to Ray and Ruth (Thompson) Brandon. He attended Havre High School until the summer of 1970 when at the age of 17 he felt a call to serve in the United States Army. He was stationed in... Full story

  • Garry A. Martin

    Sep 6, 2023

    Garry A. Martin, age 79, passed away peacefully, August 27, 2023 at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, WI, with his loving wife, Marcy and other family members by his side. Garry was born March 5, 1944 in Havre, MT, the son of Ervin and Frieda (Liedtke) Martin. He attended Harlem High School in Harlem, MT, graduating in 1962. Garry was owner/operator of G & M Lawn and Garden Equipment, along with his wife, for more than thirty years. He was a hardworking, self-taught expert mechanic who gave patient dedication to his job and family. He was a q... Full story

  • Chinook spikers shine in own tournament

    Alan Sorensen|Sep 6, 2023

    The Sugarbeeter volleyball team suffered just one loss enroute to first place in its own tournament Saturday in Chinook. Chinook opened the tournament on Court 1 with a win over Glasgow. In its second game an hour later, the Beeters fell behind the Outlaws of Roy-Winifred 1-12 before staging a strong comeback to lose by just seven points, 18-25. The big difference came early in the game as 6-foot 4-inch senior and Class C all-stater Isabelle Heggem dominated play at the net with several kills. Chinook squad of Coach Paula Molyneaux stayed...

  • Wildcats show improvement in weekend matches

    Alan Sorensen|Sep 6, 2023

    The Lady 'Cats hosted the Wolf Point Wolves Thursday evening, before heading to Poplar for a showdown Friday and a match up with Fairview there on Saturday. "We were defeated in three (on Thursday), but the Lady 'Cats didn’t give up as we nearly took the third set," head coach Kim Faulkinberry said. "Wolf Point has some great hitters, and they found their groove before we did." Harlem showed true grit on Friday afternoon against the Indians in a stunning comeback win. "We dropped the first two sets before we rallied back to take the next t...

  • Wildcats run well at Kalispell meet

    Alan Sorensen|Sep 6, 2023

    All six harriers figured in Harlem Wildcat’s high finish at the 36-team meet Friday just outside of Kalispell. The meet featured numerous Class AA and A schools from around the state, a few of which were among the 14 schools unable to keep up with ‘Cats. Leading the team to its 22nd-place finish was freshman Branlin Foote, who turned in a quality time of 17:26.36 over the 3.1-mile course. Finishing in 130th place with a time of 19:42.79 was freshman Gregory Gardipee, followed by sophomore Delane LaMere in 21:14.61. Freshman Lathan Bla...

  • Drool in the pool a doggone good time!

    Steve Edwards|Sep 6, 2023

    Now in its second season, the Drool in the Pool event held this Labor Day weekend seems to be well on its way to becoming an end of the year tradition at the Chinook City Pool. Organizers said 19 dogs were registered for the event with some even willing to swim in the pool, though not all. P.A.W.S was there showcasing a couple of cute adoptable pups. The doggie theme was complemented by pronto pups cooked and served onsite by the Chinook Lions Club. It may be a truism that "you cannot lead all...

  • Wildcats shine in disappointing loss to Coyotes

    Alan Sorensen|Sep 6, 2023

    The Harlem Wildcats gave their hometown fans plenty to cheer about despite falling to Shelby in a Northern 8-man conference clash Friday night. Wildcat sophomore Miles Fetter took the opening kickoff at the five-yard line and raced 35 yards to the midfield stripe. On the first play from scrimmage, sophomore running back Code McCabe gathered in a pitch from senior quarterback Leon Champagne and powered forward for nine yards to Shelby's 31-yard line. McCabe rumbled up the middle for 12 yards and...

  • "The people" chose a new town slogan for Chinook

    Steve Edwards|Sep 6, 2023

    Businesses, non-profits, civic clubs, professional groups and even local chambers of commerce rely on slogans to quickly convince a target audience to buy a product, a service or to believe in something. Readers will likely recognize the value of a successful slogan by thinking of advertising slogans that stick in their minds-like Kentucky Fried Chicken's "finger lickin' good," "America runs on Dunkin (donuts and coffee)" and one of the most enduring slogans still recognized by 90% of Americans...

  • Ann Armstrong wants to help kids in Blaine County to "go further in life"

    Steve Edwards|Sep 6, 2023

    Fairgoers may recall a young woman sitting at a long table in the Commercial Building. Her table was full of 'giveaways,' interesting 'do-dads,' and lots of informational pieces all promoting healthier lifestyles for kids. The young woman is Ann Armstrong and she is the Blaine County Prevention Specialist, a job she's held since last March. I was curious to learn about Ann's work and plans for our youth. Here's information about some of the programming Ann has done in Blaine County and other...


    Ginger Hansen|Sep 6, 2023

    Today, we are having Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes. We hope that you can join us. Please call by 10:00, this morning, if possible. Monday, Sept. 18th : Reuben Sandwiches Tuesday, Sept 19th: Baked Potato Bar Wednesday, Sept 20th: ASIAN DAY Egg Rolls Thursday, Sept. 21st : Chicken Alfredo Hope to see you here! Have a wonderful day!!...