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Articles from the November 18, 2020 edition

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Shipping Season has Cattle On the Move!!

This picture taken Friday, October 31, by Meagan Raty depicts a happy day shared by Ranchers all over, Shipping Day! Or, as some refer to as Pay Day. The weather, good or bad, doesn't change the fact...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 18, 2020

27 Swift Fox were Released in August on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, How Are They Doing?

The Swift Fox once were very common throughout Montana and Southern Canada, but numbers quickly diminished significantly. This summer reintroduction plans to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation began...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    November 18, 2020

Faith in Action Provides Warmth for Children during Cold Winter Months

The local Knights of Columbus organization in collaboration with the Great Falls Council and several area businesses are sponsoring a Coats for Kids Program. Councils across North America can purchase new winter coats at a discount to be distributed...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    November 18, 2020

Tenth Annual John Deere Ag Expo Goes Hybrid

This year's Tenth Annual John Deere Ag Expo (JDAE) took place November 12-14 as a hybrid event. Most contests were hosted online with the exception of a few that were held at local levels around the s...

 

Train Accident Claims Life of 41 Year Old Woman

A 41 year old female and her dog were struck and killed by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) freight train near Lodge Pole Creek, just east of Chinook. A press release by the Blaine County Sheriff’s Department states that at 4:48 the afternoon...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    November 18, 2020

Chinook School Officials Remind Community to Stay Vigilant

On Sunday, November 8, and again on Wednesday, November 11, Chinook School Superintendent, Darin Hannum, in cooperation with Blaine County Health Official Jana McPherson-Hauer, announced that Chinook...

 

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The library board of trustees will hold their regular meeting today at 4:15 in the library meeting room. The Book Challenge for November is to read a book about politics or government, either fiction on nonfiction. The library will be...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    November 18, 2020

Harlem Shows Appreciation for Teachers

Harlem Elementary School District wishes to recognize ROARing Teachers of the Month. Every month teachers are nominated by their peers for acts of inspiration, and those nominated will then have...

 

Hogeland Happenings

Sympathy is extended from the Big Flat community to the family of Kenneth Heilig who passed away last week. Susan and Emily Billmayer visited with Marna and Jennifer Strzelczyk on Friday afternoon. The Turner Junior High Basketball teams traveled to...

 

Kenneth Donald Heilig

Kenny was born September 11, 1935 in Turner, MT and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 10, 2020. Kenny was born to Vernon and Montana Heilig, the second of 8 children and... Full story

 

Larry Keith McMullin

Larry Keith McMullin passed away quietly on Friday, November 6, 2020 in Bountiful, Utah. He was born February 25, 1934 to Keith Stanley McMullin and Rosa Blendina Crain McMullin in Idaho Falls,... Full story

 

Harlan Krass

Harlan Krass of Hogeland passed away November 3, 2020, at the Sweet Nursing Home in Chinook of complications of Covid. Harlan L Krass was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on January 22, 1929. He was the... Full story

 

Curtis Lee Nez Perce

Curtis Lee Nez Perce, 62, passed away peacefully at Northern Montana Hospital in Havre on October 9, 2020. Curtis was born July 26, 1958, in Harlem at the Fort Belknap Indian Hospital, to Moses Nez... Full story

 

Stefan Stzelczyk

Stefan Stzelczyk was born October 1, 1940 in Temne, Poland and passed away at home of natural causes on November 13, 2020. In 1949, the family immigrated to America and eventually settled in Harlem,... Full story

 

Harlem Library

The library board of trustees will hold their regular meeting today at 4:15 in the library meeting room. The Book Challenge for November is to read a book about politics or government, either fiction on nonfiction. We are excited to share a...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    November 18, 2020

Kenneth Gruszie, Ty Beck add to our List of Successful Youth Hunters

We are in the home stretch of the 2020 Big Game Hunting season and we are still happy to be reporting on successful hunts from our area youth. This week we are happy to report the achievements of two... Full story

 

Thanksgiving 2020: More Than Ever It's Time To Be Thankful

This year, with each approaching Holiday I have taken the approach to better understand the history of the day. In doing so I have shared my findings with our readers so that we may have a better...

 

Chinook High School - Junior High 1st Quarter Honor Roll & Honorable Mention

Honor Roll: 12th Grade Izayah Abayomi Cody Arnold Jasmine Barfett Ethan Bell Haley Bell Jade Cecrle Brittney Cox Reese Elliot Anna Getten Covenant Governor Daman Hannum Virginia Hauer Crystal Hofer Delaney Kellam Gavin Lemro Ethan MacLeod Jayden...

 

Post Season Volleyball Honors Teams Include 4 'Sugarbeeters, Lady Cat

Post season Volleyball awards were announced following the conclusion of the state tournaments on Saturday. Four Chinook Sugarbeeters and one Harlem Lady Cat were recognized for their efforts this...

 

Tribute To A Dear Friend - Janet Olson

Jill Maria Murdy wrote a beautiful tribute to my Auntie Janet Olson. I grew up in the same home with her, and she was like a second Mother to me. I thought this tribute was perfect and I want to share it. Dawn Overcast Janet Olson I found out today...

 

Chinook Senior Center

Many folks may have experienced boredom at some point, and in this time of pandemic, many may experience prolonged boredom leading to feelings of isolation and signs of depression. Seniors are especially vulnerable to these feelings. Life changes suc...

 

Poems By Dorothy M. Johnson

JUST FOUR WALLS Just four walls protect me From the cold wintery winds. Just four walls shade me From the blistering sun; Just four walls keep me dry From cold, wet rain and snow. No matter what kind of weather, No matter the size of our shelter, Be...

 

Sweet Home Happenings!

US Army SPC Albert Tedrick graciously takes a stroll with Helen Stephen's this past Thursday. Helen was very appreciative, "It was a lot of fun! I had a good chauffeur." Tedrick was more than...

 

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