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Articles from the December 16, 2015 edition

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Wildfire under control east of Fort Belknap

A wind driven wildfire burned about 1,000 acres east of the Fort Belknap Agency last Wednesday afternoon and evening. According to Byard Lame Bull, Fort Belknap's Acting Fire Management Officer, the...

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The Harlem Civic Association's eleventh Country Christmas celebration was well attended last Wednesday evening. Strollers enjoyed a mild, but at times windy, evening for the annual event. City workers...

 

Shipwheel Cattle Company's annual bull sale a family event

Reporter's note: As regular readers know, I've been trying to educate myself about the cattle industry, having attended a couple bull sales, traveled with veterinarians doing "cattle things" and...

 

Harlem City Council hears progress report

Mayor William Taylor presided over the Harlem City Council December meeting held on Friday afternoon, December 11. Council members present were Kim Hansen, Ralph Schneider and Marc Arensmeyer....

 

Unfried joins Natural Resources Conservation Service

Julie Unfried has joined the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in the Chinook office. The Oregon native is working as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, a position funded primarily by...

 

Lutherans prepare for the holiday season

The American Lutheran Church W.E.L.C.A. hosted a Women's and Girls Tea this past Sunday at the Church in Turner. The fellowship hall was beautifully decorated by members of the church. Kirsti...

 

New Year's revelers, 'Don't Wreck the Holidays'

The Blaine County DUI Task Force is tasked with “reducing the number of impaired drivers, crashes, injuries and deaths related to drug and alcohol use and motor vehicles.” The Task Force was...

 

Jamieson Motors offered warm welcome during wintry evening

Tuzz Langford, on behalf of the owners and employees of Jamieson Motors, welcomed guests to the Business After Hours event Jamieson Motors hosted last Thursday. Predicted snow didn't seem to deter...

 

Getting a Christmas tree the old fashioned way

Finding the perfect live Christmas tree can be a stressor each holiday season. With 25-30 million live trees for sale in the United States annually, there are a lot of choices. Then there are consider...

 

A rancher's Christmas

Most people now days get to have Christmas off. They sleep in or get up early to open presents. Breakfast is made, everybody sits and eats together and stays in the warm house with their family. If some are lucky, they will get to spend a little...

 

Lloyada Ladies get ready for December 21 meeting

The Lloyada Ladies met on November 6, 2015 at the Motor Inn for a No-Host Luncheon. Hosts Barb Swenson and Colette Olson had pumpkin pie served after the meal. The membership discussed the Sugarbeet Festival and the float they had in the parade...

 

Pre-holiday events wind down in Chinook

Pre-holiday events are beginning to wind down in Chinook. There are school concerts and programs still to come, but soon the focus will be on last minute shopping, gatherings for friends and family...

 

Young Wildcats ROAR

Harlem Elementary's ROARing students for the second week of December are Darryl Doney and Angelique Oats. These talented fourth graders have the behaviors and citizenship skills necessary to be...

 

Chinook opens with pair of lopsided wins over Great Falls Central and Dutton/Brady to start 2-0

The Chinook Sugarbeeters may have only two players with a lot of varsity experience but after an opening weekend that saw them win two games by an average of 19 points and with an infusion of young...

 

Harlem earns split at Native American Classic, falls to Box Elder 60-30, routs Kainai 63-34

The Harlem Wildcat boys basketball team faced a top notch Box Elder Bears team in their season opener at the Native American Classic Basketball tournament in Havre Friday evening falling 60-30. Saturd...

 

'Beeters 2-0 following wins in Chester

The Chinook Sugarbeeter girls basketball team continued their winning ways this past weekend at the Chester season opening tournament. Thursday the girls opened the new season with a stiff test from...

 

Harlem off to fast start, 2-0 at Native American Classic

The outcome of the first two contests of the new campaign was exactly what head coach Laramie Schwenke and her team was looking for. Friday, Harlem scored 39 first half points over the Kainai Warriors...

 

Thunderbirds start season winless in Billings, field wrestling team

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds girls and boys basketball teams were in Billings this past weekend taking part in the Annual All-American Indian Shootout at Metra Park. Both squads came up short...

 

'Beeters knocking the rust off, getting better following matches at home and in Glasgow

restling program is still battling a bit of the injury bug but those competing on the mat are improving each time out. "We're starting to knock some of the rust off and the kids are really getting...

 

Chinook Schools trustees alerted to spring evaluation for AdvanceEd accreditation

Chairperson Miller called the meeting to order. Board members present were Travis Buck, Scott Gunderson, James Hodgson, Ernest Johnson, Pauly Miller, Joel Pruttis, Keith Raty and Viki Tilleman. Absent...

 

Final Havre-Area Check Station Data for 2015 Tabulated

The final results are in at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Havre check station for the 2015 hunting season. The check station was open from Oct. 10 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 29 (the end of the big game season). In general, both...

 

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