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Articles from the December 7, 2022 edition

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  • December Has Something For Everyone - Banquets, Concerts and More

    Kody Farmer|Dec 7, 2022

    Every season has its highlights for groups of people to really go all in and have some fun. January, February and March see High School sports fanatics across the Hi-line pack gyms to watch some great basketball and take in some tough battles on the wrestling mat. Spring brings calving season, gardening, Easter and folks really getting outside. The summer months are filled with camping trips, fishing outings, family vacations and of course Fairs. October, November and December begin with the fin...

  • Chinook School Board Listens to Students Idea, Addresses Security

    Kody Farmer|Dec 7, 2022

    The Chinook School Board held their monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The following report includes information obtained from the DRAFT minutes of the meeting. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Billmayer at 7:04 pm in Room 101 of Chinook High School. He then asked everyone to rise and pledge allegiance to the flag. Chairman Billmayer welcomed visitors, Matt Molyneaux, Chrissy Downs, Brynn and Bridgette Brennan, Janelle Deanon, Laura Kellam, Dentin DePriest, Morgan...

  • Good Crowd Braves the Weather to Remember 13 Airmen Killed in Crash

    Kody Farmer|Dec 7, 2022

    This past Wednesday, November 30 nearly 80 people braved the elements to attend the 30th Anniversary Commemoration of the C-141 Collision Crash that claimed the lives of 13 United States Airmen north of Harlem. Immediately following the devastating crash, a group of local individuals formed an Airmen Memorial Committee and quickly erected a Memorial in their Honor. The past 30 years the Committee has maintained a memorial in Harlem as well as a site marking the spot of the crash North of...

  • Journal Jots

    Dec 7, 2022

    Friends of the Pool & Park Regular Meeting. Thursday, December 8th at 6 p.m. at the Triple E Room. The community is invited to attend. Friends of the Pool & Park Community Ice Skating. Saturday, December 17th from 6 to 9 p.m. South of the Chinook City Pool. Come enjoy free Chili, Hot Cocoa and Rice Krispie Bars. Free Will Donation accepted, skates available to rent. Blaine County Library Hangout for grades 7 &8 Mondays at 3:30, Storytime Tuesday at 10:30, Hangout for grades 5 & 6 Tuesday at 3:30, LEGO Club Thursday at 3:30, Early Out Movie...

  • Patty Nissen Cross

    Dec 7, 2022

    Patty Nissen-Cross, 70, of Chinook passed away of ALS, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at her Missoula home. She was born on June 17, 1952, in Havre, Montana, to Ray and Erna Ramberg. She was raised on the family ranch, South of Chinook, MT. She attended Ada Elementary and graduated from Chinook High School in 1970. As a young girl growing up on a ranch she took an active interest in horses, cattle, sheep, and in 70 years she was never dogless. She was actively involved in 4-H and the American... Full story

  • William James Ball

    Dec 7, 2022

    William James Ball departed this earth to begin his eternal journey to be with the Creator and be reunited with his parents. He was born on November 21, 1967 and left this world on November 30, 2022 at the age of 55. A wake was held Friday, December 2, 2022 at 6 PM, and a funeral service was held Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 11 AM. Services took place at Wilderness Funeral Homes in Chinook. Will, as he was known to most, attended elementary, jr high, and high school in Harlem, graduating from... Full story

  • Harlem Library

    Dec 7, 2022

    The library is closed today, December 7, in preparation for the Friends of the Library Holiday Wine & Cheese Fundraiser which will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Call the library to see if tickets are still available. The library is still looking for all kinds of Santa’s to display during the month of December. If you have any to contribute please bring them to the library to add to the “Ho-Ho-Ho-Holiday” cheer! The Book Challenge for December is to read about food. You may win a gift certificate from a local business. After School Squad w...

  • Hogeland Happening

    Jane Krass|Dec 7, 2022

    Last Monday, Carol Klindworth and her sister Nancy held a birthday party for their mom, Betty Hay’s 93rd birthday, in Havre. Kathy Zellmer visited Loretta Beck Monday morning. Loretta Beck attended the Pep Rally at the Turner School on Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, she attended the Airmen Memorial commemoration and dedication of the new bridge in Harlem and the meal following at the Harlem Lutheran Church. Brenda and Terry Mohar went to the MSU-Northern game to watch Shyan Krass play with the Skylights on Saturday. Loretta Beck rode t...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Dec 7, 2022

    To whom it may concern I would like to give a huge shout out to all those who have come forth to support the revamping of the Chinook Pool and Park. As many are aware, our pool and park serve many functions in our town. It gets used for family reunions, picnics, Girl Scout events, Swim meets, recreation for out of town guests and just a fun place for our kids to have fun in the summer. As a taxpayer with several rentals in chinook, I understand how people may feel about adding additional costs to their taxes. However, understanding how...

  • Chinook High School & Junior High Honor Roll/Honorable Mention

    Dec 7, 2022

    3TH Grade Flint Annis Torin Cecrle Aspyn Colby Belle Elliot Morgan Friede Sasha Gallus Sarah Gillett Lane Hasler Levi Jensen Christopher Jungers Daniel MacLeod Ryan Meneely Alexis Pitkanen Tyler Schoen Lane Snider Bree Swanson Anna Terry 11TH Grade Sterling Bemis Mya Berreth Quentin Edwards Isaiah Gillett Hadley Gustitis Aislinn Handy Aubree Handy Ryley Hofeldt Jonathon Jendro Hallie Kralich Genevieve Liddle Hallie Neibauer Teagan Richman Natasha Skoyen Cheyenne Weigand Cecilia Ymzon 10TH Grade Landen Beck Brianna Boettcher Grace Buck Denton...

  • Chinook Blood Drive another great success!!

    Carla Jenewein|Dec 7, 2022

    The Chinook Community Red Cross Blood Drive was held on Tuesday November 15th at the Chinook Community Commercial building down at the Blaine County fairgrounds. It was another great success. We had 56 presenting donors with 53 units collected on a goal of 45. We registered 1 first time donor, Julia Briere, and Perry Alcorn reached 12 gallons. Those accepting door prizes were: Diana Reishus, Bobbi beck, Lane Hassler, Ann Davies and Walter Waldner. The canteen was hosted by the ladies of the...

  • Lady Cat Wrestling Team Brings Home 1st Team Title From Badger Invitational

    Kody Farmer|Dec 7, 2022

    The Harlem Lady Cats wrestling team brought home hardware a season ago but for the first time in school history they brought home a First Place Team Trophy. The Lady Cats won the Badger Invitational in Cascade running away from the field in the process. The Lady Cats amassed 123 points, 57 more than the second place Simms Tigers. In addition all eight Lady Cat Wrestlers made the podium and took home a medal. Senior Amelia Blackcrow led the way, winning three matches en route to the 152 pound...

  • Sugarbeeters Have Plenty of Success on the Mats at the Havre Invitational

    Kody Farmer|Dec 7, 2022

    The Chinook Sugarbeeters had a solid contingent in Havre this weekend. 10 boys and two girls took part in the Mixer in Friday and eight boys and two girls were on the mat for Saturdays action. Senior, Tyler Schoen wrestling at 182 pounds, had a fantastic start to the season picking up six wins over the course of the two days. First Schoen won by Fall over Seth Hicks from Lewistown in 1:36. In his second match Friday he again won by fall this time over Havre's Kale VanCampen in 1:03. Schoen...

  • 'Beeter Boys District 9C Champions

    Dec 7, 2022

    The Chinook Sugarbeeter Junior High Boys Basketball team capped off an undefeated season by taking down the Big Sandy Pioneers in the District 9C Tournament this past Saturday. The 'Beeters earned a hard fought 31-28 win in overtime to capture the title. Back row L-R: Jameson Nordboe, Walter Schoen, Kolten DePriest, Weston Paulsen, Bryce Elliot, Jefferson Nordboe and Julian Powell. Front row L-R: Blake Miller, Ben Murnion, Ryan Bell, Cooper Standiford, Jace Bemis, Sam Sanders and Evan Davies....

  • Turner Girls Claim District 9C Title

    Dec 7, 2022

    The Turner Tornado Junior High Girls Basketball team capped off their season by claiming the District 9C Championship Saturday night in Gildford. Turner entered the Tournament as the No. 2 Seed and defeated the Fort Benton Longhorns in the Championship game 41-36. L-R Coach Darci Ammen, Ali Doyle, Abby Grabofsky, Natalie Richman, Holly Grabofsky, Hannah VanVoast, Izzy VanVoast. Bottom row: L-R Harley Beck, Savannah Heilig, Gracie Zellmer and Alaina Egbert....

  • Turner Boys Hold to Beat Nashua 69-62, Top Glasgow JV 57-53 to Start 2-0

    Kody Farmer|Dec 7, 2022

    The Turner Tornado Boys basketball team has gotten off to a perfect start after picking up a couple of wins in Glasgow over the weekend. Turner was taking part in the Class C Showcase. Friday morning the Tornadoes opened up a big lead against the Nashua Porcupines before holding on for a 69-62 season opening win. Saturday morning they earned a thrilling come from behind 57-53 win over the Glasgow Scotties JV. The Tornadoes wasted little time in putting the first points of the season on the...

  • Turner Girls Slip Past Nashua, Fall to Glasgow JV

    Kody Farmer|Dec 7, 2022

    The Turner tornado girls Basketball team began the season in Glasgow at the Class C Showcase. The girls began the season Friday morning with a hard fought 36-34 win over the Nashua Porcupines. Saturday morning Turner fell in a tough 51-49 set back to the Glasgow Scotties JV to start the season 1-1. Sophomore Cassidy Grabofsky scored the first point of the season knocking down a free throw after being fouled on a drive to the basket. Junior Hannah Richman fired off a bomb from long distance that...

  • Thunderbirds are a Rejuvenated Team and Expect to Contend in the District 9C

    Kody Farmer|Dec 7, 2022

    The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbird Boys Basketball team has a familiar face back on the sideline for the 2022-23 season. Head Coach Derek Shambo returns to the bench for Thunderbirds after stepping down at the conclusion of the 2019 season. Joining him on the bench is Geno LeValdo and Nate Doney. A season ago Shambo was an assistant for LeValdo in Harlem where they led the Wildcats to a second place finish at the Class B State Tournament. Doney brings a ton of knowledge to the bench and as an EMT w...