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Articles from the September 14, 2022 edition

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Efforts ongoing as Fire Crews continue to Battle Wildfires

The Eagle Creek Fire on Mount Baldy is estimated to have burned 7,225 acres as of Sunday evening. The fire is listed at 40% contained with several agencies involved battling the blaze. Crews involved...

 

Turner Public Schools Receives Technology

A representative from Triangle Communications visited Turner Public Schools (TPS) on Tuesday, September 6, to award the school with a Technology Grant. At approximately 10:30 a.m., Maia LaSalle, the...

 

DeShaw Shares Powerful Message

"They call me crazy" were the first words in a video presentation that opened the powerful message shared by country musician Jason DeShaw on September 7 in Harlem. Students from both Turner Public...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 14, 2022

Kristi Loved the 'Art Shows' and Made Lifelong Friends Through the Years

Kristi Billmayer had her artwork displayed proudly in Galleries around the country through the years, but she had her favorites. Her husband Larry recalls three that she was particularly fond of,...

 

Change the Conversation from Productivity to Profitability Attend a Ranching for Profit Workshop in Malta, Montana, September 29-30

“Agriculture is more productive than we have ever been. However, on average our farms and ranches are no more profitable than they have ever been,” Dallas Mount wrote in a recent blog titled, “Productive But Not Profitable.” Perhaps this is...

 

Blood Drive Will Be Held Septemeber 30 at the Commercial Building in Chinook

The last two Red Cross blood drives held were a success. The next blood drive is on September 20th from 12 noon-6pm and will be held at the Commercial Building down at the fairgrounds in Chinook. The Chinook community has hosted two blood drives...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Susan Billmayer was in Havre on Tuesday for a dentist appointment, and later visited with Marna and Jennifer Strzelczyk in Harlem. Crystal Grabofsky and Loretta Beck went to Havre and enjoyed lunch at Guadalajara for Crystal’s birthday on Thursday....

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for Sept. is to read a book that includes a map. Stop by the library and “Buy a Bag O’Books!” You may purchase a grocery sack of used books for only one dollar. September is “Library Card Sign-up Month....

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 14, 2022

Mitze Cecrle Steps Down from Chinook School Board to Become CHS Ag Teacher

Chinook Junior and Senior High School students have been very successful through the years with their Future Farmers of America (FFA) endeavors and the Ag/Shop classes have done great work with the...

 

Billmayer Family Announces Winner of the 2022 Mental Health Scholarship in Honor of Tristan

The family of Tristan Billmayer is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Mental Health Field Scholarship in the amount of $500. Samantha May, a 2020 graduate of CJI High School is the daughter...

 

McIntosh Sinks Hole in One, Wins $25,000 Towards a New Toyota

2016 Chinook High School graduate Ian McIntosh was one heck of an Athlete for the Sugarbeeters. An All-State Quarterback for the 2015 Class C Eight-man State Champion Football team as well as an...

 

Shatterproof Announces Rise Up Against Addiction Montana Community Walk

For 40 million adults living in America with a substance use disorder (SUD), the devastation caused by the disease can be crushing. According to recent federal data, an estimated 90,000 teens and adults in Montana have a substance use disorder (SUD)....

 

Larry Thomas Sasaki

Larry Thomas Sasaki, age 71 passed away due to complications from heart surgery on September 1, 2022, in Great Falls, MT. He was an easy-going man with the patience and precision to haul the world's... Full story

 

Wanda Kay "Dennis" Inman

Lifelong Montana resident Wanda Kay "Dennis" Inman passed away from natural causes at her residence just outside Whitewater, Montana on September 3rd, 2022. A celebration of life potluck will be held... Full story

 

Consultants meet with representatives of Milk River Churches

Rev. Dr. Loren and Becky Shellabarger, Iowa-based consultants who help small churches cope with changes, were in Chinook recently to meet with representatives of the recently named Milk River...

 

Blaine County Library

Banned Books Week 2022 will be held September 18 – 24. The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in...

 

Harlem Library

September is “Buy a Bag O’Books” month! Take advantage of the used book sale where you can purchase a grocery sack full of used books for only one dollar. The library board of trustees will hold their monthly meeting September 21, 4:15 P.M....

 

'Beeters Run All Over Shelby, Amass Nearly 500 Yards Offense in 40-18 Blowout

The Chinook Sugarbeeter football team capped their Homecoming week with a dominate thrashing of the visiting Shelby Coyotes Friday night. Once the 'Beeter offense got rolling they were nearly...

 

Wildcats Turn it on in Second Half, Thump Rocky Boy 54-8 in Homecoming Win

The Harlem Wildcats got to play in front of their home town fans for the first time after two weeks on the road to start the season. The Wildcats added the finishing touches to a fun Homecoming week...

 

'Beeter, Wildcat Runners Show Massive Improvement, Henry runs for Hays/Lodge Pole

Week three of the Cross Country season had the Chinook Sugarbeeters, Harlem Wildcats and Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds at the Havre Invitational Cross Country meet. The runners made two laps around...

 

'Homecoming' dates to the Early 1900's as a way to Invite Alumni back to the school

This past week Chinook and Harlem High School each celebrated Homecoming week complete with themes for each day, a pep assembly the naming of the royal court and of course the big football game on...

 

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