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Articles from the September 27, 2023 edition


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  • Havre Trails Group Hikes in Hays Area

    Donna Miller|Sep 27, 2023

    This past Sunday, September 24, Havre Trails partnered with Hays-Lodgepole High School science teacher Rod Benson, who offered a hike to Hole in the Wall and Mission Ridge in Mission Canyon just outside of Hays, Montana. This was another fundraiser for Mr. Benson's archery program at Hays-Lodgepole School. The approximately 4.8 mile hike featured unique rock formations like Hole in the Wall, as well as a scenic overlook onto the Little Rockies. Afterward, there was an optional hike up Mission...

  • 4th ANNUAL BREWFEST RETURNS TO CHINOOK SEPTEMBER 30TH

    Press Release|Sep 27, 2023

    The Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation would like to invite people from across the Hi-Line to help fund necessary improvements to the Pool and Park Complex in Chinook. The 4th Annual Brewfest will be held at Sweet Park in Chinook on September 30th, 2023. This fun-filled annual event is one of the major fundraisers for the Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation and the event happens annually. The Brewfest will start at 4 p.m. at Sweet Memorial Park at 800 New York Street, and it will featur...

  • Exchange Student Shares Experiences in Germany

    Donna Miller|Sep 27, 2023

    On September 1, Ryley Hofeldt celebrated one week in Ahaus-Wüllen, Germany. She reported that she has met some really great people so far and that her host family has been "loving and helpful." "The first few days with my host family, Timm and Daniela, were rough since I know very little German. I had realized I was going to be away from my family and home for a longer time than I was used to, but I cried about it. However, my sister told me I couldn't come home cuz I had put way too much time a...

  • Gala Supports New Play to Learn Preschool Museum

    Press Release|Sep 27, 2023

    Plant A Seed... Read Saturday, October 14, 2023, Plant a Seed…READ will sponsor the first 2023 Denim & Diamonds Gala from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Havre Eagles Club. This event is to start the building of displays for a Play to Learn Center, where children and parents interact while playing. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking on the QR code or visiting www.plantaseedreadmt.org. You may purchase tickets in person, by visiting the office at the Havre Holiday Village or calling 406-400-2529. Tickets for the event are $50 per person which w...

  • BEAR PAW DEVELOPMENT HAS FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

    For Immediate Release- Bear Paw Development|Sep 27, 2023

    HAVRE – Bear Paw Development Corporation recently announced the organization currently has loan funds available to business owners and entrepreneurs in northern Montana interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing enterprise. The funding is from various sources at the state and federal level and is focused on helping small business owners with their capital needs. “Small businesses are the backbone of active Main Streets and healthy communities in our region of northern Montana and Bear Paw Development has been helping fin...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Vincent G. Vaccaro|Sep 27, 2023

    As a past Paramedic/firefighter I want to bring attention to another 1st Responder that is rarely recognized or thanked. Recently one of our County Newspaper articles had a thank you given only to the Police, Fire, and ambulance. We do not value our Tow Truck Drivers or Wrecking Crews. They too face the horrors of every bad accident scene; get called out at all hours of the night and work in the worst weather, longer than any other 1st responders. More Tow Truck Drivers are killed or injured every year on these calls than police or fire...

  • Journal Jots

    Sep 27, 2023

    Blaine County Library Monday 4-8 grade Activity 4:00-5:00. Tuesday Story Time 10:30-11:00, Hangout for grades 5 through 8 4:00-5:00. Wednesday Home School Hour 1:00-2:00, Board Games & Coloring for grades K-12 from 4:00-5:00, Teen Scene 6:00-7:00(9/27). Thursday LEGO Club 4:00-5:00. Friday Movie Day 2:00-3:30. Harlem Library Today, Sept. 27, the library board will meet at 4:30 P.M. in the library meeting room. If you have completed the Sept. Book Challenge please contact the library. The Book Challenge for Oct. is to read a cozy mystery. The...

  • Harlem Library

    Sep 27, 2023

    The library board will hold their regular meeting today, September 27 at 4:30 P.M. in the library meeting room. The library, along with Blaine County MSU Extension, are hosting the program “Introduction to Beekeeping” on October 3 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. in the library meeting room. Featured presenters will be MSU Extension Agents Shelley Mills and Wendy Becker. Please call the Harlem Library at 406-353-2712 to RSVP by September 28. If you have completed the September Book Challenge please notify the library to have your named entered to win...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Sep 27, 2023

    Hello From the Chinook Social Senior Center! We kicked off our Cornhole League this past Monday & did we ever have fun!!! If you haven’t tried it, you should. We had people from 55-90 playing & it was enjoyed by all. We also had our first round of Billiards played last Friday & Brad Taylor is the champion……but let’s see what this week brings. I have contacted the City of Chinook to request that handicapped curbs be placed between our Center & the Villa, to make it easier for those who are finding it challenging. They are a great crew & are work...

  • Blaine County Library

    Sep 27, 2023

    The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday October 2nd at 4:30 p.m. This will be the September meeting. As September comes to a close, we are preparing for several events in October. Next week, October 1-7, 2023, is Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. For more than 40 years, the annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, teachers, booksellers, p...

  • Obituaries

    Sep 27, 2023

    Jane Rafter Krass of Hogeland, MT was born to William Clayton and Julia Elizabeth (Sturges) Rafter on August 25, 1939. She was called to the Lord's home on September 18, 2023. Jane grew up in Harlem, MT during the school years and Hogeland on the family farm in the summers. She graduated from Harlem High School in 1957 and married her sweetheart, Harlan Lester Krass, September 15th of that year. They were married for 62 years. During these years, they had six children together. They both always...

  • Obituaries

    Sep 27, 2023

    Arthur Louis Mount was born to Thomas J. Mount Sr. and Hazel Skinner on August 22, 1959, at the Fort Belknap Indian Hospital. He was named after his grandfather, Arthur Skinner, and uncle, Louie Mount. As long as everyone can remember, he was known as "Poody." Poody spent his early years being raised by his grandparents, Arthur Skinner and Clara Bad Road, at Dry Lake. In the early 1960's he moved to the family home in Hays, MT. He fell in love with the art of horsemanship, which he learned from...

  • Obituaries

    Sep 27, 2023

    Shannon Rose Hanley "Peigan Woman". Shan, 64, went to be with her loved ones early on September 16th, 2023 at Fort Belknap Hospital. Services took place on September 20th, 2023. Following her back home from Chinook at 10:00 am, Mass were at 11-11:30 am, Burial followed. Shan known as "Big Shan", was born March 30th, 1959, to the late Jo Anne and Morris Brockie Sr. She attended school at Mission Elementary School, and Hays High School. She was married to Francis James "Pierre" Hanley on...

  • 'Beeters top Rocky Boy 3-0 in Homecoming match & Fall to Conrad

    Kody Farmer|Sep 27, 2023

    The Chinook Sugarbeeter Volleyball team split a pair of conference matches in action this week. Thursday night the Beeters welcomed the Rocky Boy Morning Stars to town in a homecoming match. The 'Beeters wasted little time in dispatching the visitors, winning the match in straight sets. Saturday the 'Beeters headed to Conrad to take on the Cowgirls in the team's second meeting of the season. Chinook fought hard but it wasn't enough as the Cowgirl's claimed a 3-1 win over the 'Beeters. Chinook's...

  • Thunderbirds Host Cross Country Meet

    Kody Farmer|Sep 27, 2023

    The Chinook Sugarbeeter, Harlem Wildcat and Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbird Cross Country teams were in Havre this past Saturday. All three area schools had plenty of athletes run. Chinook led the way with 14 runners, nine boys and five girls. The Wildcats had 12 runners with 11 boys including seven freshmen and one girl in the field. The Thunderbird roster included three girls and one boy. The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds hosted this week’s high school cross country meet in beautiful Mission Canyon...

  • 'Beeters Drop Homecoming Contest to Fort Benton 54-36

    Kody Farmer|Sep 27, 2023

    The Chinook Sugarbeeters concluded Homecoming week by welcoming the Fort Benton Longhorns to town this past Friday night. The Northern C matchup between these two rivals kept everyone entertained start to finish. The Longhorns scored on their first two plays from scrimmage and built an early lead that would hold up to a valiant Sugarbeeter rally. Freshman Ryan Bell tossed a pair of Touchdowns, freshman Jameson Nordboe and senior Jackson Nordboe each caught touchdowns. Junior Landon Beck and...

  • Harlem manhandles Hays/LodgePole 78-0 in Homecoming win

    Kody Farmer|Sep 27, 2023

    The Harlem Wildcats made the most of their scheduled bye week by taking the opportunity to turn the week into a Homecoming with The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds are playing a JV schedule this year and hosted the Harlem JV Monday afternoon in their Homecoming game. Since the Thunderbirds are playing a JV schedule, Friday night’s game would not count toward the teams season record. Wildcat Head Coach, Trenton Woodward had this to say about the game, “It was technically a JV game or non-sanctioned game.” Woodward added, “It w...

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