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Articles from the December 8, 2021 edition

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 By Donna Miller    News    December 8, 2021

Elves in Children's Clothing

On December 1, Santa parked his sleigh inside the front doors of Meadowlark Elementary School on New York Street in Chinook. This action indicates that Santa's sleigh is ready to start taking...

 By Donna Miller    News    December 8, 2021

2nd Holiday Extravaganza Scheduled

The Blaine County Fair Foundation invites surrounding communities to its Holiday Extravaganza on December 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Commercial Building on the Blaine County...

 By Donna Miller    News    December 8, 2021

Community Quilters Provide Humanitarian Aid to Denton Fire Victims

When the Community Quilters of the American Lutheran Church of Chinook learned about the fire victims in Denton on December first, they were determined to add to the relief efforts. On Friday morning...


Blaine County Beacon: Exploring Rare Gifts with Poetry and Other Art Forms

A creative writing teacher in the Lodge Grass School District for many years, Mick Fedullo was a writer and poet who continues to influence Native American youth across the western United States. In...

 By Donna Miller    News    December 8, 2021

Local Talent Will Be on Display at Art Event

A group of local artists will be gathering for the 4th Annual All I Want for Christmas Art Event this Sunday. Held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on December 12, the art event will see some interesting changes this year. Originally launched by Bonnie Weber and...

 By Donna Miller    News    December 8, 2021

Harlem ROAR Roster Adds Names

November 12 marked the second group of students from Harlem Elementary School who have been designated meritorious under the new ROARing students selection process. The newest young Wildcats to join...

 By Press Release    News    December 8, 2021

Louise Doney Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Louise Doney of Harlem, Montana, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Doney was initiated at University of Montana. Doney is among...


Journal Jots

Harlem Library The library is hosting a display of angels from Dec. 1- Dec. 17. We are still accepting angels of all types for our “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” display. The Christmas Book Tree is full of holiday reading enjoyment. You can fulfil...

 By Press Release    News    December 8, 2021

Northeast Montana Havre check station results for the 2021 Season

The final results are in from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2021 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weekends from Oct. 9 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 28 (the end of the deer/elk...


Hogeland Happenings

Brian and Lynette Sallee and Darel Hauge visited Jane Krass last Friday morning. Brandon Beck and Danielle Gard were lunch guests at the Wally Beck home on Monday. Wally and Loretta Beck took in the Junior High Basketball games in Gildford this past...


Holly Marie (Ree) Kirkaldie

Holly Marie (Ree) Kirkaldie, a member of the Nakoda Nation of Fort Belknap, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. We thank the Creator for allowing us to tell... Full story


Patrick F. Maney

Patrick F.Maney, 88, passed away November 20th 2021 at the Havre Northern Mt. Care Center. A service will be held by his family June 10th 2022 at the Chinook Cemetery. Patrick was born in Harlem June... Full story


Robert K. Armstrong

On November 21, 2021, Robert K. Armstrong went into the arms of Jesus. Rob was born September 26, 1960 in Conrad, MT to John Sr. and Donna Armstrong. He lived in Conrad and Shelby until moving to... Full story


Bernard George Bell

Bernard George Bell, Sr. a descendant of Little Chief patriarch clan Bone Chipper and matriarch clan People Of the North passed peacefully to the other side on November 26, 2021, he left behind his... Full story


Chinook Senior Center

We are going to have a Gingerbread House making contest on Friday December 17th at 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m. This will be made up of teams of three (3). A sign-up sheet will be available until Wednesday December 15th, which will be the last day a...



Bridget Jane Reed, daughter of Steve and Anita Reed of Turner, was confirmed this Sunday at the Turner Lutheran Church. Her service was held during regular church service and was enjoyed by all her...


Letter To The Editor

This past month has seen passage of one of the largest investments in American infrastructure in the nation’s history. Few states benefit more from this Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill than Montana. This is largely due to the work of our very own...



The Junior High teams of Turner School came to a close this past weekend as they competed in the 9C Junior High Tournament in Gildford. Both teams had a good season and have no reason to hang their...


Blaine County Library

During the month of December, we are continuing our “Bag of Books” Sale! We will give you a big bag and you can put as many books as you can fit in it for $3.00. We have had several donations recently, so there are some nice, new books, on the...

 By Diana Maloney    News    December 8, 2021


The Blaine County Health Department recently announced the winner of the Poster contest that was held earlier this fall. The winner from Turner School was 5th grader Savannah Heilig. Savannah...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 8, 2021

Sugarbeeter Girls expecting to contend, get back to the Northern C Divisional

The Chinook Sugarbeeter girls basketball team improved dramatically a season ago. This years squad returns a solid core that have another years experience under their belt and a hunger to achieve...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 8, 2021

New look Chinook Sugarbeeter Boys will be a force once again in the District 9C

The Chinook Sugarbeeter boys basketball team have been a solid contender in the District 9C for the past several seasons. While changes have occurred, expectations remain the same, a trip back to the...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 8, 2021

Wildcats Have High Expectations for the 2021-22 Season,drop opener in Cut Bank 61-55

The Harlem Wildcats dropped their season opener in Cut Bank Saturday, falling 61-55 to the Wolves. The Wildcats were shorthanded with a number of players needing practices to become eligible. Despite...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 8, 2021

Lady Cats primed for 2021-22 Season, Blast Cut Bank 65-39 in Season Opener

The Harlem Lady Cats were back on the hardwood this past Saturday in Cut Bank to take on the Wolves. In an early season non-conference clash it was the Lady Cats that controlled the tempo start to...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    December 8, 2021

Thunderbirds Start with 63-21 rout of Dodson, expect Big Things in District 9C

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbird girls basketball team has been steadily building their program for the past four years and this year could be a breakout season for the team. Head Coach Corey Morgan...


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