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Articles from the October 9, 2019 edition

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 By Kody Farmer    News    October 9, 2019

Nez Perce Commemorate 142nd Anniversary of 1877 Flight

Each October, the Nez Perce (nimi-pu) Tribe makes its way back to the Bear Paw Battlefield 15 miles south of Chinook to commemorate the final battle of the 1877 flight of their ancestors as they...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 9, 2019

What's in store for us this winter? Warm/Cold, Wet/Dry, right now it seems to be anyones guess

What can anyone say about the weather in North Central Montana, especially when it comes to October-March. Most residents of Blaine County have lived here for the majority of their life and as adults...

 

Tristan Billmayer Family announces winner of 2019 Mental Health Field Scholarship

The family of Tristan Billmayer is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Mental Health Field Scholarship in the amount of $500. Kiera Miller, a 2016 graduate of North Star High School is the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 9, 2019

Fort Belknap Election Committee releases Primary Results

The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation held a Primary Election where the top two vote getters in each of eight districts will advance to the General Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The Primary Election took place on Tuesday, October 1 with 32 ind...

 

Social Security helps Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

Every year on Veterans Day, our nation honors the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Social Security’s disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. For military members who retur...

 

Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

The local Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for women educators held their first meeting of the 2019-2020 year on Monday, September 23 at the Chinook Grill. Following the business meeting, Samantha French, Director of the...

 

Turner Happenings

In last week's Journal you might have seen a photo of students at the Turner School searching the school playground for ladybugs. It was found that excessive ladybugs can mean either a sign of good...

 

Elaine Bleha Thompson

Elaine passed away suddenly of natural causes on October 1, 2019. She was born in Renton WA on May 5, 1943. She spent her early childhood there, and then returned to the Bleha family ranch south of...

 

John Chester Herndon

John Chester Herndon "Sanitary John", died at the Waterford Assisted Living in Virginia Beach 3 days before his 102 birthday from a stroke. John was the son of the late James Herndon and Mary Beth...

 

JUMP Youth Group collects 743 pounds of food

Thanks Chinook , you helped this group from JUMP collect 743 lbs of food for the food pantry! - with Sara Paulsen, Nichole Greetham, Cheryl Barfett, Trisha Gordon-Gruszie, Julie Terry, Moses Gerard...

 

Henny Penny's Cupcakes wins Trip Advisor's # 1 dessert for 4th straight year!

Henny Penny's Cupcakes has been in business since 2012. Located in the heart of downtown Havre, you will find the cozy restaurant adorned with rooster motif and a feeling of hominess. The menu offers...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Susie Mason of Lincoln is here visiting her daughter Elissa, Jordan and family this weekend. Susan Billmayer went to Great Falls to a Garden Club Meeting on Friday. On the way home Saturday, she stopped and picked up daughter Emily in Havre and...

 

Chinook Senior Center

The weather is cooling off and the nights are starting to see temperatures in the 20’s. Hoping the snow won’t start flying again until after Halloween, but this is Montana and the weather does what it wants to here and we just roll with it. Our...

 

Harlem Senior Center

Thank you Jim and Linda Murch for the sack of walnuts; Betty Walker for the Tomatoes; Deanna Bergstrom for the cookies for coffee and lunch, and Bum and Linda Petrie for the puzzles October 9th - 10:00 a.m. Intake and Living Life well with Mark and...

 

Blaine County Library

Free People Reading Freely Book Club will meet Monday October 21st at 7:00 p.m. For the next meeting we will read the Jamie Ford books. Stop in and pick up a copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and...

 

Blaine County Students of the Month

Meadowlark Elementary Principal Shane Bartschi has announced the Students of the Month for September. Another fine group of well deserving students was selected and they are: Emma Klingaman, Rylee...

 

Hays Lodge Pole Homecoming 2019

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds held Senior Day this past Saturday in their final home contest of the season against the Rocky Boy Northern Stars. The Thunderbirds defeated Rocky Boy 40-26. It was...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 9, 2019

Chinook PD visits Meadowlark Elementary

In an effort to connect better with the younger people of our community, the Chinook Police Department has made themselves more readily available to the students at Meadowlark Elem...

 

Patsy Shelhamer and son Cory take a seven day 'Trip of the Month' to Rome, Italy

There are plenty of worthy charitable organizations in North Central Montana that raise funds for their individual causes in a variety of ways. One popular way is a 'Trip of the Month'. In this partic...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 9, 2019

'Beeters, Lady Cats continue to impress on the Volleyball Court in weekend action

The Chinook Surgarbeeters dispatched the Big Sandy Pioneers in three quick sets Friday on the road to remain undefeated in the District 6C-East and then turned in a solid performance Saturday in Fort Benton, finishing second in the Longhorns...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 9, 2019

Thunderbirds win Homecoming against Rocky Boy 40-26, 'Beeters test Shelby

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds validated their season opening, come from behind win on the road against the Rocky Boy Northern Stars by turning in a strong performance on the gridiron Saturday...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 9, 2019

Wildcat Harriers continue to perform well as season winds down

The 2019 High School Cross Country season is in the home stretch as teams are making their final preparations for the State Meet in Great Falls on Saturday, October 26. This past Saturday the Wildcat...

 

We honor our local Volunteer Fireman National Fire Prevention Week

Firefighters in each Department as provided to the Blaine County Journal: Chinook Volunteer Fire Department Jim Conrad - Captain, Debbie Cross – Treasurer, Ian Davies – Captain Scott Gallus ...

 

Chinook Jr. High Exploratory Agriculture Students Inform us on Noxious Weeds

Robin Allen, a CHS Educator has assigned each of her Junior high students in Exploratory Agriculture a noxious weed to research. Their job is to be able to recognize noxious weeds as well as educate o...

 

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