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 By Steve Edwards    Lifestyles    June 16, 2021 

"Snakecicles:" a book of family snippets

A friend in Havre recently gave me a book noting, "I think you might enjoy reading this." The book was written by Tim Gilge. Locals may recall the Gilge family, Kent and Lois and their five children,...

 
 By Jane Krass    Lifestyles    June 16, 2021 

Hogeland Happenings

June 9th - We had a beautiful day out on the Big Flat for Memorial Day. It is normally windy if not rain or snow. Services were well attended. Elissa and Jordan Zellmer and Family were in Fort Benton over the weekend to attend Bailey Johnson’s...

 
 By Karyn Higgins    Lifestyles    June 16, 2021 

Chinook Senior Center

That Chinook wind sure does help to keep the heat down, but why does it have to blow all the time? I wish it would just rain once or twice a week to keep the plants thriving and the heat down, but Montana doesn’t work that way. The weather does...

 
 By Jane Krass    Lifestyles    June 9, 2021

Hogeland Happenings

It’s a dreary day again here on the Big Flat. We have received a small amount of rain and a little snow that melted as it hit the ground. We could use a good soaking rain to give the crops a boost to grow. Maybe it will come yet. Lets hope so. The...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Saying 'NO' Opens Doors.

What better time to launch a wedding planning business than Valentine's Day? On February 14, Crystal (Miller) Gordon announced that her childhood dream to become a wedding planner has led not only to...

 
 By Anita Reed    Lifestyles    June 2, 2021

Hogeland Happenings

Susan and Gene Billmayer hosted a family dinner on Saturday evening. Roy, Beau, Johanna, and Leland Alcorn were house guests over the weekend. Linda Hauge and Diana Maloney visited Jane Krass on Sunday. Wally and Loretta Beck attended the...

 
 By Jane Krass    Lifestyles    May 26, 2021

Hogeland Happenings

Darwin Zellmer was out to Wally Becks Tuesday and tilled the garden again. Jane Krass attended the graduation at Turner School on Saturday afternoon. Two of her granddaughters were 2021 graduates, Shyan Krass and Brooke Reed. Crystal and Lucy Grabofs...

 

Chinook Senior Center

What a beautiful start to the week, nice morning temperatures even if they do jump to high in the afternoon for the season. Hot summer months will be on us in no time. Just a reminder; membership dues are $10.00 a year, and are due by June 30th. If...

 
 By Jane Krass    Lifestyles    May 19, 2021

Hogeland Happenings

Susan Billmayer visited with Jane Krass on Tuesday afternoon. Congratulations to the members of the Turner High School track team who all qualified to compete in the Divisional Track Meet in Great Falls this week. Also, Congratulations to the Turner...

 
 By Jane Krass    Lifestyles    May 12, 2021

Hogeland Happenings

Gene, Susan, and Eric Billmayer attended the funeral service for Kris Billmayer on Thursday in Chinook. Diana Maloney drove Jane Krass to Harlem on Sunday to attend Hannah Richman’s confirmation at the Harlem Lutheran Church. Tate and Ty Beck...

 

Chinook Senior Center

What a wet weekend but oh, so needed. Everything should green up now and start growing. Time for the lawn mowers to come out again. But then we are rewarded with the smell of fresh cut grass. We have a new assistant cook at the center, so if you get...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Combining a Love for Food and Art

After Shanna Holmes graduated in 1998 from Chinook High School, she pursued religious studies by attending Rocky Mountain Ministry Center in Choteau, Montana, and participated in a ministry-based...

 
 By Jane Krass    Lifestyles    May 5, 2021

Hogeland Happening

Sympathy is extended from the Big Flat community to the family of Kristi Billmayer who passed away on Saturday. Wally and Loretta Beck attended the Art Show and Wax Museum at the Turner School on Wednesday evening. Loretta Beck visited with Kathy...

 
 By Sweet Home    Lifestyles    May 5, 2021

April Saw a lot of Exciting Things Happen at the Sweet Home

April was a fantastic month at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home. The return of the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the area youth was a great way to start the month off! Families were able to join...

 

Hogeland Happenings

It’s a dreary day again here on the Big Flat. We have received a small amount of rain and a little snow that melted as it hit the ground. We could use a good soaking rain to give the crops a boost to grow. Maybe it will come yet. Lets hope so. The...

 

Chinook Senior Center

The weather just does whatever it wants to do. Spits snow and rain on us then turns really cold and windy, then it warms up and is as beautiful as can be, and ten minutes later does it all over again. FYI: Starting April 24th we need to remember to...

 

Students of the Month Named at Meadowlark Elementary

Every month, the teachers at Meadowlark Elementary School in Chinook select a student from each of their classrooms who has exhibited exemplary behavior. The BEETS acronym helps to guide their selecti...

 

Students of the Month Named at Meadowlark Elementary (Continued)

Every month, the teachers at Meadowlark Elementary School in Chinook select a student from each of their classrooms who has exhibited exemplary behavior. The BEETS acronym helps to guide their...

 

Blaine County Beacon: Finding Satisfaction in Photography

Although Gracie Warburton won't graduate from Chinook High School until 2022, she has launched her own photography business, Big Sky Photography Studios. She was motivated to turn what started as a...

 

Hogeland Happening

Gene Billmayer attended the Big Flat Cemetery meeting at the Catholic Church on Monday evening to discuss this years plans for the three cemeteries on the Big Flat. Anita Reed was out to help Mom Krass during the week. Loretta Beck attended the...

 

Chinook Senior Center

Well the weather sure turned on us again. Snow, sleet, rain… it just can’t seem to decide what it wants to do. We need the moisture desperately if we are going to get through this year without fires popping up all over the state, but I wish it...

 

Hogeland News

Don’t forget the Annual Spring Dinner to be held at the Big Flat Catholic Church on Sunday April 18 from 12-2 p.m. This will be a Take-Out Meal and Turkey and All the Trimmings will be served.. Come out and enjoy a great meal. Guests at the home...

 

Chinook Senior Center

The weather sure seems to be fickle about what it wants to do, snow one minute and the sun shining the next, but the wind always seems to be blowing in one direction or the other. What we really need is some moisture in the ground; it is going to be...

 

March Happenings at the Sweet Home

March had it all at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home. It began with a little more freedom as visitation was expanded. We had a great St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Followed that up with a Taco Fiesta...

 

It must be Spring - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, as the days simply seem to zip on by, glancing out, we notice that it is almost Spring; the March winds are blowing less, cattle are resting after feeding, birds swoop here and there and we can see many Babies all around, almost...

 

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