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Articles from the December 27, 2023 edition

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  • Notice of Lodge Creek Bridge on US Highway east of Chinook

    Press Release Montana Department of Transportation|Dec 27, 2023

    A recent inspection found advanced spalling, cracking, and deterioration at the concrete beam ends in Span 1. Due to the severe conditions of the beam ends, the bridge can no longer carry traffic safely and reliably on the exterior beams. For public safety, traffic is restricted down to a single 12-foot lane centered on the bridge. Once the 12-foot centered lane is in place, any currently permitted overweight vehicles will be allowed to cross if the vehicle fits within the 12-foot restriction....

  • Columbia Grain International Supports its Farmers & Communities

    Dec 27, 2023

    CGI donates to more than 30 charities benefiting local communities to “Cultivate Growth” and care this holiday season. This year, CGI's Amy Dunn in Chinook, Montana and her team are giving money to the Senior Center in Chinook since their state funding was cut this year. More specifically, CGI is sponsoring meals for senior citizens who can’t afford them and with the funds allotted should be able to sponsor 132 meals. They are also giving a monetary donation for Senior Center needs. Columbia Grain International (CGI), a global leader in the o...

  • Judge Perry Miller will leave judicial posts effective December 31, 2023

    Steve Edwards|Dec 27, 2023

    Judge Perry Miller is resigning as Justice of the Peace for Blaine County effective December 31 of 2023. It's a post he's held for 29 years. He will also resign his positions as City Judge for both Harlem (13 years) and Chinook (20 years). Miller suffered a stroke last summer and despite health improvements he said, "My eyes won't properly convert what I'm reading so I have double vision. I also tire more easily." Miller added, "After last Thanksgiving I decided I needed to retire. It was not...

  • Meadowlark Elementary Students Hold Christmas Program

    Donna Miller|Dec 27, 2023

    On a holiday decorated stage, Meadowlark Elementary School held its Christmas program this past Monday evening, December 18, in the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium. The south walls of the auditorium also featured a gallery of festive artwork created by elementary school students under the instruction of Ms. Shay Waldbillig. After the sixth graders sang a welcome song for the gathered audience, students in grades K-2 presented "Holiday Parade," "In the Snow," "Mousie in the Snow," "The Penguin Polka," and...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Dec 27, 2023

    Hello From the Chinook Social Senior Center!! As we enter this season of absolute wonder, we must take the time to reflect on the year behind us and pause at the unimaginable gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I can’t imagine life without knowing Him. It is unfathomable for us to think of giving a gift such as Him, to save us all, to save the world. Let us all remember exactly what Christmas means. Let us all COME & ADORE HIM. Let’s take the time, with the busy bustle of getting all that we do, ready for this amazing day to read about Him, at...

  • Harlem Library

    Dec 27, 2023

    Happy New Year! The library will be closed Monday, January 1 New Year's Day. The regular programs are taking a break this week but will resume the first week of January. After School Squad, STEAM programming for grade school students, will meet again Wednesday, January 3 from 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Lego Club will meet Thursday, January 4 from 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. for all ages. Storytime had been moved from Tuesdays to Fridays. Children ages 0-5 are invited for a time of stories, songs, play and activities. Storytime will begin in the new year on Friday,...

  • Museum Memo

    Dec 27, 2023

    As the holiday season wraps up, we would like to thank everyone who stopped in and made the Museum part of their holiday shopping. We have enjoyed seeing everyone and are happy to provide a bookstore for the community. I would like to remind everyone that our “Dandy Cowboy” exhibit is still on display! It details the history of rodeo in Blaine County. If you still have family in town for the holidays, now would be a great time to come and visit the exhibit. We would also encourage you to share your Rodeo stories while you’re here. Remin...

  • Sandra (Sandy) Mae Ann Jendro Morin

    Dec 27, 2023

    Sandra (Sandy) Mae Ann Jendro Morin, 71, peacefully passed away on December 15, 2023 in Havre MT. Sandy was born to Irving and Nancy (Osterloth) Jendro on December 31, 1951 in Beach, ND. In the 1950's, the family moved to Harlem, Montana and met the love of her life, Dwight (Oscar) Morin at a school dance in the 60's. They married on September 16, 1968 and traveled to various places and saw the world together. This union brought in this world four wonderful children, Robin, Marie, Shannon, and B... Full story

  • Leneus (Lenny) H. Erickson

    Dec 27, 2023

    Leneus (Lenny) H. Erickson (92) passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at St. John's Fischer Cottage in Billings, Montana. Lenny was born, the second of three children in Turner Montana on November 12, 1931 to Gustava (Skones) and John Erickson. Lenny was blessed with loving aunts and caring neighbors that took him (age 3) and his sister (age 4) under their wings when their mother died from complications after their younger brother was born. He attended... Full story

  • Darrell Scott Bradley

    Dec 27, 2023

    Darrell Scott Bradley, 'íítaanɔɔn'aa' (Buffalo Robe), known to many as "Buffy" or "Bad Brad", 59, made his journey on Saturday, December 16, 2023 surrounded by his family in the family home at Starhill in Hays, MT. Darrell was born June 18, 1964 in Ft. Belknap, MT, to Joanne Bradley. He married the love of his life, Carolyn Osife-Smalley in Albuquerque, NM on March 4, 2000. Darrell spent his early childhood in his hometown of Hays. Also in Glasgow, Harlem, & FT Belknap, MT. He graduated from Int... Full story

  • Chief "Earth" Woman Main

    Dec 27, 2023

    Chief "Earth" Woman Main 46, passed on December 16, 2023 at her home in Hays, Montana. Chief Earth Woman Main also known as "Earth" was brought into this world on December 16, 1977 to Audrey Hoops and Wesley Main Sr, in Havre, Montana. She was the first born grandchild of Melvin and Geraldine Rutherford and Melvin and Shirley Hoops and was also the first born granddaughter of her paternal grandparents the late Gerald and Christine Main, so of course she was doted on from the day she was born.... Full story

  • 6th grade resolutions

    Dec 27, 2023

    Amber Whiteclay’s 6th Grade Class Khailie Hill “Hi,my name is Khailie Hill and my New Year’s resolutions are to get good grades, get better at basketball, and get taller. I want to get good grades so I can make the honor roll and maybe even be the student of the year. I also would like to get better at basketball because I cannot make a shot and I hope I get better. I do understand that to get taller is up to my genes, but I do wish to be taller. These are just some of my New Years resolutions.I hope you have a good day.” Braden Horn “My New...

  • New Years Resolutions

    Dec 27, 2023

    1. Give one compliment a day. You never know—it just might make that person feel a whole lot better. 2 Read a book a month. Haven’t you heard? Reading is good for your brain, it can reduce stress, and it can improve your memory and concentration. 3. Go someplace you’ve never been. Step outside of your comfort zone and do something daring. It’s good for the soul and forces you to learn new things. 4. Turn off your phone one night a week. You’re sleeping anyway. You don’t need it! 5. Travel on a small budget. “Traveling on a budget is all about...