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Articles from the October 27, 2021 edition

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 By Donna Miller    News    October 27, 2021

Hansen Receives Award at Fire Service Convention

After fifteen years of service to the Montana Fire Chiefs' Association Board and to the Montana State Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, Kraig Hansen has decided to retire from his leadership roles...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    October 27, 2021

More US Highway 2 projects slated within next five years

Two of five highway improvements are now completed The Lohman East and West project on US 2 is complete per the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Schellinger Construction. The project...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    October 27, 2021

Father's wish finally fulfilled by two sets of second generation descendants

It took about 40 years and two sets of current descendants to make the wish of a "homestead baby" come true. Joe Havlovick's grandfather, Anton, and Joe's father, Paul, homesteaded on two contiguous 3...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 27, 2021

Young Reader Reaches Milestone

Partners in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten literacy program since January of this year, Harlem Public Library staff are proud to announce an award-winning reader. Josey Sather, the daughter of...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    October 27, 2021

Surprise "thank you" party held for Jana McPherson-Hauer

About 60 locals gathered last week at the Chinook Eagles for a surprise "thank you" party for Jana McPherson-Hauer resigned recently as head of the Blaine County Health Department. Betty Billmeyer,...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The library board will meet today at 4:15 in the library meeting room. Today is the deadline to enter your pumpkins in “The Great Pumpkin Contest.” Decorate your pumpkin as your favorite book character and have it to the library...

 

Big Flat Meeting Minutes

The October meeting of Big Flat 4-H was held on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2:00 at Turner Christian Church. Members present include: Katie Kimmel, Hannah Richman, Natalie Richman, Hannah Van Voast and Isabella Van Voast. Leaders present were Hillary...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 27, 2021

Blaine County Celebrates Another Centenarian

On October 9, former Chinook resident, Vernice Doughten became a centenarian. She wishes to express gratitude to all those who sent cards and flowers for her 100th birthday. In this recognition, she...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 27, 2021

Community Comes together for Peck Family

A Community Fundraiser was held this past Saturday at the Chinook Eagles Club in support of Carla Peck and Family. The fundraiser featured a free will donation pulled pork dinner along with a Gun...

 

Chinook Senior Center

There was a wonderful party on Saturday the 9th at the Senior Center for Virginia Olson who celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday the 10th. Lots of people to share the occasion with Virginia, good food, and so many pictures were taken. Virginia...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 27, 2021

94th National FFA Convention & Expo Takes Place in Indianapolis This Week

A pair of Chinook FFA Chapter members will be attending the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, from October 27-30 with their advisor, Karyn Billmayer. Although Shyla Benzing and Halle Mitchell will not be competing in any...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 27, 2021

Four Win Blankets

From the perspective of Museum Director Samantha French, the Blaine County Museum's guests during the Sugarbeet Festival were well received by the community. Following the "Hear Me, My Chiefs"...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 27, 2021

7-1 'Beeters head to Fairview to take on 6-2 Warriors

The Chinook Sugarbeeters are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2018. The 'Beeters will begin their Montana Class C Eight-man State football playoff run in the same place they saw their...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 27, 2021

Trottier Earns All-State Honors at State B Cross Country Meet Harlem, Hays/Lodge Pole Thinclads Run Well

The Harlem Wildcats and Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds were in Missoula this past Saturday for the Montana All-Class State Cross Country Meet. The Wildcats contingent consisted of seven runners, six in...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 27, 2021

'Beeter face Big Sandy in District 7C First Round

The Chinook Sugarbeeter Volleyball team closed out their 2021 regular season in fine fashion this past week with a pair of conference wins. On Wednesday the 'Beeters took down Hays/Lodge Pole in Strai...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 27, 2021

Lady Cats open with Malta at District 2B Tourney

The Harlem Lady Cats closed out their regular season schedule with a couple of wins. On Thursday the girls took down the Rocky Boy Morning Stars in Straight sets 25-19, 25-22, 25-11. Saturday they...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    October 27, 2021

Thunderbirds Take on Box Elder in 7C Play-in

The (2-14) Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbird Volleyball team finished the regular season this past week with a 3-1 setback to the Big Sandy Pioneers. The Thunderbirds continued to show improvement in taking a set from the Pioneers. Hays/Lodge Pole may not...

 

Blaine County Library

We will not have LEGO Club this week. Friday early out movie will be The Boxtrolls. It is rated PG with a run time of one hour and 37 minutes. During the month of October, we are having a “Spooktacular” Book Sale! We will give you a big bag and...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Wally and Loretta Beck went to Great Falls on Tuesday for doctor appointments, and also enjoyed lunch with Laura and Dale Sherwood. Susan Billmayer visited Marna Strzelczyk Wednesday afternoon in Harlem at her home. Anita Reed took Jane Krass to Havr...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    October 27, 2021

THIRD AND FOURTH GRADES ACT LIKE ENGINEERS

The Third and Fourth grade classes in Turner found out what it was like to become an engineer this past week in their Science Class. They were instructed to build a marshmallow launcher and earlier...

 

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