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Articles from the September 30, 2020 edition

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Small Town Experiences Busy Day

A lot of people joke that if a motorist blinks on Highway 2 approximately ten miles east of Chinook, the individual will miss the town of Zurich. However, between the sub-surface investigation operati...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 30, 2020

Drop 5 Nearing Completion, Water Expected to be Flowing Soon

After the complete failure of Drop 5 this past May, repairs have been done in earnest to get water flowing back to those that rely on the St. Mary's diversion for essential operations. In the 19...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library Remember that masks are required while in the library. Please do your part to keep everyone safe! The library is here to support students, educators, and parents during the pandemic. We have hotspots available to check out to access th...

 

CHINOOK PUBLIC SCHOOL MEETING AGENDA

TUESDAY, October 6, 2020, at 7:30 P.M. - MEETING AGENDA At this meeting the board takes official action on agenda items. Items of information and discussion may be placed on the agenda, so the board has an opportunity to solicit input from the...

 

Chinook Post Office Welcomes New Postal Clerk

Ruth Hawley's acceptance of the postmistress position in Hays, Montana, left the Chinook Post Office missing a postal clerk. That situation changed after Ashley Bronec's official first day on...

 

Chinook Community Hosts Another Successful Blood Drive

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 The Chinook community hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive. It was another great turnout. Our schedule was not as full which made more room for walk ins. We had 40 presenters with 37 productive units collected on a...

 

MSUB announces summer 2020 Dean's List: Students' academic achievements honored

The following Montana State University Billings undergraduate students have been named to the Dean’s List for their academic honors in the 2020 summer semester. In recognition of scholastic achievement, the university makes public at the close of...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Correction from last week: Clarence Beck and daughter Penni visited at the Wally Beck home Thursday afternoon. Carol and Duane Klindworth attended a wedding and reception on Saturday in Havre. Carol’s sister, Nancy Mahns and Russ Mueller were...

 

J.R. "Bob" Inman

Long time Chinook resident, J.R. "Bob" Inman, 89, passed away September 15th, at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook, MT, one day before his 90th birthday. He is known as "Bud" to his... Full story

 

Michael (Big Mike) Tilleman

Michael (Big Mike) Tilleman was born on March 30, 1944 in Zurich, Montana to Belgian immigrants Henry Tilleman and Irma D'Hooge, who taught all of their children the virtue of hard work. He acquired... Full story

 

Sharon Ann Moran

Sharon Ann Moran, 81 passed away on July 16, 2020 at Northern Montana Hospital in Havre, Montana. Sharon was born in Great Falls, Montana on April 6, 1939 to Eugene and Mamme Moran, the last of 6 children. Sharon met her future husband, Ron Eberwein... Full story

 

Blaine County Beacon: A Renaissance Woman

Madison Malsam graduated from Chinook High School eight years ago, and since that time she has been one busy gal. She tried college for a year in 2013-2014, sampling both MSU-Bozeman and UM-Missoula...

 

Part II: Opposing Groups Differ on Their Definitions of the Glory of the West

In February 2020, the APR did open the Antelope Creek Campground. Just off Highway 191 north of the Missouri River's Fred Robinson Bridge, the new campground offers tent sites, electric RV sites, and rental cabins. Another unique outdoor experience...

 

Looking for answers: who drew the 'bronc rider mural' in the old Opera House?

Over the last few years alert "Journal" readers have provided missing information to me for stories in the newspaper. Most recently, a Shelby subscriber identified the artist of the mural in the old...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 30, 2020

Mike Tilleman's Legacy will Live on

The legendary Mike Tilleman passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020. Known to many near and far as a tremendous athlete and a huge supporter of the communities he's been a part of, his legacy will...

 

Chinook Rod & Gun Club's 8th Annual Gun Show Packed full of New Attractions

The Chinook Rod & Gun Club will hold its eighth Annual Gun Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Commercial Building located at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. The Gun Show is the primary...

 

Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week 2020 is taking place from September 27 – October 3, and we're right in the middle of it! Various classrooms and libraries around Blaine County are participating in this annual even...

 

3-1 'Beeters soar past Hawks, beat Chester/J-I 64-20, Simms up Next

The Chinook rolled into Chester this past Friday confident and ready to add another win to their season total. They did just that with a 64-20 thumping of the Hawks to improve to 3-1 on the season....

 

Chinook sweeps North Star, Centerville, now 8-1

The Sugarbeeter volleyball team continues to shine on the court and turned in another pair of stellar outings this past week. Thursday the 'Beeters headed to North Star to take on the Rival Knights...

 

'Lady Cats Continue to Play Well but Fall to Conrad in Tough 5 Set Battle

The Blaine County Journal was made aware of Harlem Schools suspending Athletic Activities until completion of further investigation just prior to going to press. Please note that upcoming contests...

 

High School Sports New & Notes

The fall high school sports season has been anything but normal for our local student athletes but thanks to the due diligence of the coaching staffs and administrators in Harlem, Chinook, Turner and Hays/Lodge Pole the kids have got to compete for...

 

Harlem Football, Volleyball and Cross Country make the most of Fun Day

The Harlem Volleyball and Cross Country teams have had to adjust their schedules numerous times this fall with cancellations and rescheduling. For the third week in a row the volleyball team got to co...

 

Harlem Library

The library requires masks or face coverings be worn by everyone ages five and up while in the library. We are trying very hard to keep everyone safe and we ask that you do your part as well. We are still providing curbside service if you do not wish...

 

CHINOOK SENIOR CENTER

Well it’s officially autumn, yay. I really like the cooler weather that comes with fall, as well as all the wonderful colors that come with the season. If you need your hearing checked or your hearing aids adjusted, Pat will be in Havre at the...

 

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