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Brady Zellmer, Brody Henry, Sarah Gillett add to our List of Successful Youth Hunters

We are in the final week of the Montana Big Game season and hunters are still in on the go looking to fill their tags before the season ends this weekend. It has been a great honor to highlight the...

 

Blaine County Library

Blaine County Library will be closed Thursday November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! As we enter another week of the pandemic and continue to reach frightening new milestones, it occurs to me...

 

Harlem Library

The library will be closed Thanksgiving Day; but we will be open Friday, November 27, our regular hours from 9:00-2:00. The Book Challenge for November is to read a book about politics or government, either fiction or nonfiction. We have a selection...

 

Harlem Library

The library board of trustees will hold their regular meeting today at 4:15 in the library meeting room. The Book Challenge for November is to read a book about politics or government, either fiction on nonfiction. We are excited to share a...

 

Harlem Library

The library is closed today in observance of Veterans Day. We will also be closed November 17 and 18 for staff training. Besides the five hotspots the library has to loan out we now have two iPads ready to be checked out. You must be a patron in...

 

Blaine County Library

Blaine County Library will be closed today, Wednesday November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. We thank all Veterans who served to protect our freedoms! Youth Programs have resumed with safety procedures in place to keep staff and students...

 

Berreth, Billmayer Fill their tags, Harvest a Pair of Nice Mule Bucks

We're a couple weeks into the 2020 Big Game Hunting season and local youth are continuing to bring home the big Bucks. In the past week, Chinook High School freshman Mya Berreth tagged a huge Mule...

 

Jacks were played for fun and survival

A few weeks ago I did a story about marbles, a kids' game once mainly played by boys. To keep a gender balance in my writing, I decided to take a look at the game of jacks, a game I best recall as...

 

Body Farms: tending corpses, not crops

My wife and I live in the Grande Villa in Chinook and there is a tradition there among residents to put their unwanted items "on the bench." Each floor has a bench by the elevator, the place to leave...

 

Finley House Gets Creative

In an anything but normal 2020, Halloween and its traditional night of Trick-or-Treating by the kids of the community was toned down a bit by the Covid-19 pandemic, but Chinook resident Jeff Finley...

 

Let's 'Knuckle down' and 'play for keeps'...marbles, that is

My wife recently came home from a yard sale with a bag of marbles. I had not thought about marbles in years. When I was in grade school (the early 1950's) marbles were a major deal among boys. With...

 

Harlem Library

The library board of trustees will meet today at 4:15 in the library meeting room for its monthly meeting. Check out the library website at www.harlempubliclibrary.org. There you will find links for our online catalog, resources to assist with...

 

Young Hunters Enjoy a Successful Hunt, Harvest Nice Muley Bucks

Hunting season is in full swing and hunters young and old are searching for that memorable hunt. This past weekend Emma Klingaman, Ethan Klingaman and Beau Henry were among those hunters returning hom...

 

Give 'Em Pumpkin To Talk About!

Someone mysteriously decorated both guard rails of the bridge that crosses the Main Canal on Stephens Road just south of Kuper Cemetery. The use of the fall garden produce added a bit of color and a...

 

Harlem Library

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” ~Jane Smiley Take in the sight of new books available for check out this week at the library. If you are in the mood to be scared pick up “The Only Good Indians” by...

 

Tuner Celebrates Homecoming Week and Honors Homecoming Royalty

Homecoming festivities took place recently in Turner on Main Street. Although it looked different this year, the weather and the fun was never better! The students were good about wearing their masks...

 

Shortman Back on the set of Yellowstone

Fort Belknap’s Jordan Shortman was back on the set of the hit television show Yellowstone last week and looks forward to more opportunity in the future. Shortman is pictured above with Moses Brings Plenty, ‘Mo’ a integral character of the...

 

The "Mt. Fuji-like" mural in Chinook's Sargent house

Readers may recall I'm looking for information about the 'bronc rider mural' in Chinook's old Opera House and the 'rock writing' on the Burkhartsmeyer ranch in the south country. Some time ago a local...

 

Blaine County Library

We would like to send a huge shout out to Kenny Finley for his generous donation to the library! Thank you to all the people who came out to Finley's Garden Pumpkin Patch and donated money for their...

 

Harlem Library

The library’s free Wi-Fi is on even when the library is closed to assist those who need access to the internet after hours from outside the building. To obtain the password ask at the front desk during hours we are open. The library abides by...

 

Looking for answers, Part II: Who was Tom Cosnah?

This is a new appeal to alert readers for information about another local folk art mystery. Several weeks ago Mark Burkhartsmeyer asked me by phone, "Are you the paper's expert on local history?" I...

 

People on the Street

The Fall Festival this past weekend was well attended and a very welcomed event for the community to enjoy. The Fun Run in the morning included more than 20 runners. Sugarbeets were decorated on main...

 

Harlem Library

The library will be closed October 12 in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day. The Book Challenge for October is to read a book with a body part in the title. We have a selection on display for you to choose from. Book Club members may...

 

Chinook Homecoming • Gun Show • Sugarbeet Festival

We hope you all enjoyed the festivities over the weekend!...

 

3rd Annual Community Golf Course Fundraiser a Success

The 3rd annual community dinner and auction to support our Chinook golf course was held on Saturday, August 22. Despite the event being pushed to later in the year due to the pandemic, there was a fan...

 

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