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'Hamberger Elves' on display at First Bank of Montana

This display at the First Bank of Montana Chinook is a sight to see. The 'Hamberger Elves' were procured sometime in the 1970's by then Western Bank President Bob Sizemore. No one is sure where...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 12, 2018

Local Schools doing their part to ensure everyone can have a Happy Holiday

Christmas is nearly upon us and the thought of spending time with family and friends warms us all. Some families find themselves in a position that has them feeling like they won't be able to...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 12, 2018

2018 ends with improving drought conditions in Blaine County

The amount of water available and the fertility of soil has dictated the success of farmers since they first started planting fields way back when. Through the years we have developed means to improve...

 

Martin's Sponsor Cap & Glove Drive

The Martin Family of Hays along with our employees are all sponsoring this Christmas a “Cap & Glove” drive for All ages! Our winters can get pretty harsh out here and we see so many people going without, so we decided we would love to be able to...

 

Nine more deer found suspect for CWD: Three south of Billings, six on the Hi-Line

For Immediate Release: Test results from CWD surveillance samples taken during the last week of Montana’s general hunting season showed nine more deer to be suspect of chronic wasting disease. South of Billings in Carbon County, two mule deer ...

 

Montana department of Agriculture Requesting Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Over $1 million in funding available for Montana agriculture

For Immediate Release: Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for an estimated $1.5 million in federal funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. This competitive grant...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 12, 2018

Chinook Takes First Place in Drama Sweepstakes on Saturday

Eleven Class B and C schools competed in the Chinook Invitational Speech and Drama Meet on Saturday, December 8. At the conclusion of the meet, after storing their props and exchanging their...

 

Kelli Rose Bigby

Kelli Rose Bigby, 36 passed away on December 5th 2018 at Ft Belknap Hospital, in Ft. Belknap MT. Kelli was born on May 12th 1982 to Calvin and Marilyn Bigby in Ft. Belknap MT. Kelli was first and... Full story

 

Event offered hassle-free holiday decorations and food ideas

Last week the Blaine County Library in Chinook held its 27th Annual Hassle-Free Christmas program. The event offers simple to make holiday decorating tips, holiday music and a Christmas-time story.... Full story

 

Harlem Library

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Holiday Wine and Cheese Fundraiser such a success! A special note of appreciation goes out to all who donated auction items, prepared the delicious refreshments and to our generous business supporters. The...

 

Blaine County Library

Thank you to everyone who attended our 27th Annual Hassle Free Christmas Program. We had a nice turnout. Thank you to Bonnie Hellman, Bree Swanson, Anna Terry, Toran Cecrle and Hannah Schoen for...

 

Harlem Senior Center

Thank You to: Jan Egeland for the apple pies. They look yummy! Much appreciated. To the Evangelical Church for the goody bags for all the tenants. Special Thank you to Roberta Shupe for donating the b...

 

Chinook Senior Center

I hope you are all having a very good week. With the cold weather trying to set in please come play cards or games with us. There is always a puzzle going. Coffee is on, tea and hot chocolate is available. Last week activity winners are as follows:...

 

Turner Talk

The Turner School Elementary students will be holding their annual Christmas program this coming Thursday, Dec. 13th at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to come and help share the holiday...

 
 By Jane Krass    News    December 12, 2018

Hogeland Happenings

Born to Alton and Eva Matthews on Friday, a baby Girl named Ali Joy, born at the Northern Montana Hospital. Congratulations on your new baby. Shawn Beck, Tate, Ty, and Harley Jo had lunch Friday with Wally and Loretta Beck. Teresa Cornell was to...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 12, 2018

Harlem Library's sixth Wine and Cheese Christmas! was well attended

Despite a rather cold evening, the recent Wine and Cheese Christmas! fundraiser hosted by Friends of the Harlem Library drew a large and enthusiastic crowd. First organized when James Hodgson offered...

 

Part 2 of 3: Danish Christmas – A Danish Christmas Eve

Story submitted by, Two Norwegian Girls BCJ News Hey. I'm back, the crazy Dane who was in your paper last week as well. Today I'll write a little about Christmas Eve. Our family starts on the 23rd....

 

Sugarbeeters blast Sunburst, top Power, Wildcats race past Lodge Grass

The first full week of the high school basketball season had plenty of action with the Chinook Sugarbeeters competing in Chester at the Hawks pre-season tournament, while the Harlem Wildcats and...

 

Beeters start 2-0, Wildcats & Hays/Lodge Pole split games at NAC

The Chinook sugarbeeters were in action for two games this weekend at the Chester pre-season tournament and the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds joined the Harlem Wildcats in Havre for a pair of games at...

 

Chinook - Harlem - Hays/Lodge Pole Basketball Box Scores

Boys Basketball Poplar 66 Hays/Lodge Pole 49 Poplar 15 9 21 21 — 66 Hays/Lodge Pole 15 4 14 16 — 49 Poplar: J. Feuheurm 0 0-0 0, K. Smoker 4 4-5 15, W. Main 6 2-4 14, L. Young 1 4-4 7, W. Lambert 1 0-1 2, C. Colgan 3 0-0 6, D. Joe 5 0-0 11, H....

 

Sugarbeeters, Wildcats compete at Scottie Invitational

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Harlem Wildcats were in Chinook for the ‘Beeter Mixer on Friday and then competed in the Scottie Invitational in Glasgow on Saturday. The Sugarbeeters had four wrestlers in the field Saturday while the Wildcats entered...

 

Chinook - Harlem Wrestling Results

23rd Annual Scottie Invitational, Saturday, December 8 Team Scores: 1.) 1 Sidney 278.0; 2.) Glasgow 143.5; 3.) Hardin 95.0; 4.) Poplar 81.5; 5.) Malta 80.5; 6.) Dawson County 55.5; 7.) Choteau 55.0; 8.) Circle 51.0; 9.) Simms 46.0; 10.) Fairfield 45....

 

Donna Miller to write for the Blaine County Journal

Donna L. Miller, who taught English, Drama, and Advanced Placement English at Chinook High School for 26 years and then went on to work in the post-secondary educational system for another ten years,...

 

Wacee Simenson is New Member of American Angus Association

Wacee Simenson, Chinook, Montana, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph,...

 

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