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Articles from the October 14, 2020 edition

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Drop 5 Complete, Water is again moving to the Milk River

For the first time since May 19 water is running through Drop 5 of the St. Mary's Diversion. Project Manager Jennifer Patrick stated, "At about 3:15 (Saturday, August 10) the Drop 5 structure ran...

 

The "Mt. Fuji-like" mural in Chinook's Sargent house

Readers may recall I'm looking for information about the 'bronc rider mural' in Chinook's old Opera House and the 'rock writing' on the Burkhartsmeyer ranch in the south country. Some time ago a local...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 14, 2020

Small Group Develops Robust Ideas

In conjunction with several sponsors, the Blaine County Extension Service hosted the second session of the Re-imagining Rural Virtual Gathering. The meeting was held on September 29 at the Triple E Meeting Room in Chinook. The session proctor and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 14, 2020

Grant Will Fund Harlem City Water Projects

Shelby Johnsen, a Public Affairs Specialist who works in Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), shared information on October 9 that six rural communities in Montana will receive allocations totaling 19.3 million...

 

Hogeland Happenings

The Billmayer family celebrated Helen Billmayer’s 92nd birthday on Friday, attending the parade in Turner and birthday cake at Shannon and Alan Van Voast’s. Stephanie Silva and girls were out for lunch and visiting Grandma Helen and Grandpa Jim...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 14, 2020

Individual Artists Are Eligible for Funding Under the CARES Act

The Montana Arts Council (MAC) recently announced the availability of COVID-19 emergency funding to offset losses and to encourage continued creative efforts of artists in Montana. Grants awarded through the Montana CARES Individuals program will...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Book Challenge for Oct. is to read a book with a body part in the title. Book Club members may pick up the new selection “The Invention of Wings” this week. Our first Skype discussion will be Oct. 19, 4 P.M. The link is on our...

 

Alvin "Cubby" Talks Different

Alvin “Cubby” Talks Different, - 82, passed away October 5, 2020 at Northern Montana Care Center in Havre. A Service was held on October 9, 2020 at 11:00 am at Ira Talks Different residence at 110 2nd Ave SE in Harlem, MT. A full obituary will... Full story

 

Off to the Races Was One Theme at the Sweet Nursing Home in September

Last month, residents at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) celebrated the Kentucky Derby, remembered the fallen on Patriot Day, and spent ample time in the activity room as the temperatures... Full story

 

Chinook Senior Center

It’s cooling off and getting colder at night, days are getting shorter so we must be getting into the cold months of the year. Before you know it Halloween will be here then Thanksgiving and then it will be winter. Thank you to Candace Dunbar for...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 14, 2020

Sugarbeeters 4-2 Heading into Northern C Seeded Playoff With Belt

The Chinook Sugarbeeters got back to winning this past Friday night as they welcomed the Choteau Bulldogs to town in the final regular season contest. The 'Beeters scored early and often, taking the... Full story

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 14, 2020

'Beeters fall in three to top seeded Fort Benton

The Chinook High School Volleyball team was back on the court this past Saturday as they had only one scheduled match. Their opponent, the rival Fort Benton Longhorns. The Sugarbeeters have had their...

 

Turner Talk

TURNER SCHOOL WELCOMES LOUISE OGEMAHGESHIG FISCHER Louise Ogemahgeshig Fischer visited the Turner School this past Thursday. She saw groups of students throughout the morning sharing her traditional...

 

Blaine County Library

We would like to send a huge shout out to Kenny Finley for his generous donation to the library! Thank you to all the people who came out to Finley's Garden Pumpkin Patch and donated money for their...

 

Harlem Library

The library’s free Wi-Fi is on even when the library is closed to assist those who need access to the internet after hours from outside the building. To obtain the password ask at the front desk during hours we are open. The library abides by...

 

Artistic Effort and Special Effects Enhance Medical Training

Latex paint and an assortment of makeup and brushes filled the end of a large table in a breakroom at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Unit (NMRTU) Everett. The room usually functions as a location...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I read Mr. Jergeson’s recent letter to the editor with interest. His history lesson on the Montana Power story here in Montana was interesting, but what baffles me is how that relates to President Trump and the management of Covid-19...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 14, 2020

Re-imagining Rural Sessions Come to a Close

The third and final session in the Re-imagining Rural series was held on October 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Triple E Room. The evening’s special guest, Sarah Calhoun, founder of Red Ants Pants, shared a Montana perspective. Following Calhoun’s presen...

 

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