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  • Finley House Gets Creative

    Kody Farmer|Nov 4, 2020

    In an anything but normal 2020, Halloween and its traditional night of Trick-or-Treating by the kids of the community was toned down a bit by the Covid-19 pandemic, but Chinook resident Jeff Finley got a bit creative with his candy delivery system. With social distancing and safety being the topic of many conversations, Finley looked to the local Ace Hardware store for help into turning an idea he had saw on Facebook into reality. After getting all the parts he needed, PVC Pipe, he constructed...

  • 'Beeters Finish 2nd at District 7C, Face Belt in Northern C Divisional Opener

    Kody Farmer|Nov 4, 2020

    The Chinook Sugarbeeters finished the regular season as the No. 2 seed in the District 7C. They will also be the No. 2 seed out of the 7C at the Northern C Divisional this week. The Sugarbeeters have been solid on the volleyball court this fall and were expecting a good showing at the District 7C Tournament. In a revamped format the District tournament was held at two locations, Big Sandy and Fort Benton due to Covid-19. The tournament format was adjusted as well to get all necessary matches...

  • Where there's A Will, There's A Way!

    Kody Farmer|Nov 4, 2020

    The old English proverb 'Where there's a will, there's a way' was on full display recently at the Meadowlark playground basketball courts recently. The day after the 'Beeter football season came to an end senior Ethan Bell, junior Toby Niederegger and sophomore Brenden Fetter were found on the black top clearing the court of snow and ice. The Sugarbeeter trio had one goal in mind and that was to play basketball. To facilitate that happening the young 'ballers resorted to a propane tank and...

  • Lady Cats Fall to Poplar in 5 Sets as Season Comes to an End

    Kody Farmer|Nov 4, 2020

    The Harlem Lady Cat Volleyball team conclude a very difficult and challenging season Thursday night in Malta at the District 2B Tournament. In a five set battle with the Poplar Indians, the Lady Cats were defeated 3-2. The Lady Cats battled back from a nine point deficit in the opening set to earn a 29-27 win. The Lady Cats looked sharp in set number two, winning 25-15 to go up 2-0 in the match. The Indians would respond in a huge way to shock the Lady Cats. Poplar stormed out to an early lead...

  • MRIP Thrilled by Dismissal of Suit filed by The Alliance of the Wild Rockies

    Kody Farmer|Nov 4, 2020

    Jennifer Patrick, Project Manager for the Milk River Irrigation Project (MRIP) Joint Board of Control released a statement regarding Legal action being sought against the MRIP by the Alliance of the Wild Rockies. In the complaint the Alliance of the Wild Rockies filed the lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) alleging the Bureau of Reclamation/Trump Administration’s ongoing and unpermitted taking of Bull Trout through its operation of the Milk River Irrigation Project located east of Glacier National Park. In turn the Bureau of R...


    For Immediate Release|Nov 4, 2020

    HAVRE – Kaare Engebretson has recently been promoted to Vice President/Branch Manager for Stockman Bank Havre. His responsibilities include overseeing bank operations and focusing on expanding all lending activities within the market. Engebretson brings several years of accounting and farming experience to the position and has been with Stockman Bank since 2016. His vast knowledge of agriculture continues to be an asset to Stockman Bank and the community. A Gildford native, Engebretson grew u...

  • COVID Cancellations Continue in the County

    Donna Miller|Nov 4, 2020

    On Wednesday, October 28, and again on Thursday, October 29, Chinook School Superintendent, in cooperation with Blaine County Health Official Jana McPherson-Hauer, shared information that Chinook Schools were notified of school related cases of COVID-19 in students from the high school. School officials are working closely and consistently with Blaine County Health Department to assess the risk to the rest of the school population. At this time, all the contacts of the cases have been notified and are quarantined and the school remains open....