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Articles from the December 30, 2015 edition

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2015: A Year in Review Major governmental projects helped shape Blaine County's news stories in 2015

Major projects by local governments to a late July rain helped define the county's news stories for 2015. Activities to preserve native languages produced stories of local efforts to influence state...

 

Jack Frost nipping at your nose

It certainly was a "White Christmas" all throughout Blaine County as those venturing outside Christmas morning were greeted by an astonishing, fantasy-like wonderland of frost that made everything...

 

Peleskys own 'Bragging rights for Christmas lights' in Chinook

Reporter's note: The Chinook Area Chamber holds an informal competition each year to select the best Christmas yard light display. In an email to the "Journal," Chamber President Heather DePriest...

 

Debbie Stout: Bird Lady of Savoy

Reporter's note: Paula Reynolds, who handles advertising at the "Journal," recently laid a copy of an upcoming ad on my desk. The ad was for "Singing Canaries" and listed only a name and phone...

 
 By BCJ News    News    December 30, 2015

Most replaced guardrail in Blaine County

A crane from Baltrusch Construction, in Havre, had to be called to move a semi-tractor and trailer crash last week at the drainage near the Red Rock Creek Bridge west of Chinook on Highway 2. The...

 

Light a candle for Christmas

Christmas Day is past, yet the glow may still be lighting certain corners of our lives. The thought struck me a couple of days ago, “Candles are an important part of Christmas, from cultural tradition even if not part of the original story....

 

BEAR PAW Meanderings

It is the end of another year and, as usual, I am glad and sad both. I am glad that I made it through and it looks like I am going to see 2016. I am sad because it was a year that could have been so much better. Hindsight is always great and I...

 

American Lutherans hold Christmas program

The Sunday School students of the Lutheran Church held their Christmas program recently at the Turner Lutheran Church. These kids did a wonderful job learning lines and singing their songs. They are...

 

Lighting the advent candle

Theresa Danley, aided by daughters Abby, left, and Laura, center, light the Christ candle on the advent wreath at the Chinook Presbyterian Church. Bryan Danley, not in the photo, was at the podium...

 

CHS students to lead January blood drive

Carla Jenewein has been coordinating Chinook's Red Cross blood drive every other month for a long time. For the upcoming January 5 blood drive, Jenewein is temporarily taking a mentor's role to help...

 

Looking Back In Time

The year might be changing but 1907 has been sort of good for us so we are going to stay with it for a little time in 2016 Let’s get to it and see what this week brings us... The new lunchroom at the depot is open and being run by Mayor Newman. In...

 

Blaine County Library

The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. The library will be open Thursday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m....

 

Small school, big challenge for a Christmas program

North Harlem Colony had earlier announced the date for its annual Christmas program at the school. Pastor Eli Hofer, who also administers the school, said the program would be different this year...

 

Harlem Elementary School celebrates Christmas program in high fashion

Harlem Elementary held their annual Christmas music program on Thursday, December 17. Grades kindergarten through sixth, under the direction of instructor, Ms. Lynda Brown, eagerly performed their...

 

Harlem Library

Happy New Year from the Harlem Public Library! The Harlem Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and we will be closed New Year’s Day. The regular programming schedule will start up again next week. Books and Babies meets...

 

Chinook suffers first loss in Chester, 76-53

The Chinook Sugarbeeters have gotten off to a great start this season, but last Tuesday in Chester they ran into a talented Hawks team falling for the first time 76-53. Chester J-I was looking to...

 

Thunderbirds pick up first win, beat North Star 52-45

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds finally picked up their first win of the 2015-16 campaign last Monday when they defeated the North Star Knights in Gildford 52-45 to improve to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in...

 

Wildcats close, but fall short in 61-57 loss to Rocky Boy

The Harlem Wildcats again found themselves on the wrong side of a down to the wire basketball game as they fell in a tightly contested contest with the Rocky Boy Stars last Tuesday, 61-57. As seems to be the case this season the Wildcats put...

 

Next generation MOA Officials have a similar look to the past

Mike Seymour and Brad Tilleman have been Montana Officials Association (MOA) members for many years. Both have worked District, Divisional and State tournaments at all levels and are recognizable wher...

 

Chinook soars by Chester J-I 66-51 to improve to 5-0

The Chinook Sugarbeeters entered the holiday break with a perfect 3-0 conference mark and 5-0 overall record following a 66-51 drubbing of the Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks last Tuesday. After...

 

Hawks defeat Tornadoes 65-37 prior to holiday break

The Turner Tornadoes and Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks met in a District 9C clash in Turner last Monday with the visitors claiming a 65-37 win over the Tornadoes. The Hawks are considered to be...

 

Turner comes up short in 38-36 loss to Chester J-I

The Turner Tornadoes fell to 0-3 in District 9C play and 2-3 overall following a tough 38-36 loss to conference rival Chester-Joplin-Inverness last Monday. Turner has steadily improved the past few...

 

North Star tops Hays/Lodge Pole 65-39

Hays/Lodge Pole dropped their fifth contest of the season last Monday to the North Star Knights 65-39. While the Thunderbirds have yet to find the win column, the direction the program is heading is clear, and thats up. The Thunderbirds have been...

 

Harlem edges Rocky Boy, 49-48 in thriller

A thrilling, down to the wire 49-48 win over the Rocky Boy Morning Stars last Tuesday allowed Harlem to enter the holiday break with a 3-2 record and a little momentum on their side. So many times a...

 

Young selected to 70th East-West Shrine game, Dannels and McIntosh are alternates

The Chinook Sugarbeeter football team and it's players are still in the news more than a month after winning the school's second State Class 'C' football championship. The All-Conference, All-State,...

 

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