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Grants Awarded to Benefit Blaine County

The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) announces the grantees of the Blaine County Community Foundation Fund benefiting the communities and residents of Blaine County. The Blaine County Community Foundation Fund was established at MCF by...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

Spectrum Announces Plans to Bring High-Speed Broadband to Several Hi-Line Communities

On January 20, Spectrum announced plans to extend its advanced network to several Hi-Line communities, bringing high-speed broadband to residential and business customers in Chinook, Harlem, and Malta in the coming months. “We are focused on...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

U.S. Postal Service Releases Updated 2020 Post-Election Analysis

On January 19, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released an updated 2020 Post-Election Analysis that outlined the agency’s performance in delivering a record 136 million ballots and Election Mailpieces during the 2020 General Election and the two...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    January 27, 2021 

CAN YOU SPELL IT?

Grades four through eight recently participated in a school spelling bee with the chance to move on to the county bee to be held later this month. After a practice round, and being socially...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    January 27, 2021 

Finley's Food Farm Gets 'Rosie' for Their Customers

Finley’s Food Farm has taken another step in their never ending effort to best serve their valued customers. For years Finley’s Food Farm has offered some sort of delivery service to assist members of the community with their grocery needs. This...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

MAP Testing Is Occurring This Week

The principal at Meadowlark Elementary School, Mr. Shane Bartschi addressed the parents of school age children in the school’s monthly newsletter, KidsBits, by thanking them and by sharing various announcements for January. That news includes notic...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

Funding Efforts Continue for Pool and Park Foundation

Although the Wishing Tree only generated about $200 for the Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation, the group saw two sizeable donations: one in December and another in January. President of the...

 
 By Carla Jenewein    News    January 27, 2021 

Hey Chinook, We Did It!!

Each donation can save up to 3 lives. Because of your generosity, 150 lives will be saved. There were 49 individuals that showed up to donate on Tuesday, January 5th. There were 3 deferrals and 4 Power Reds making our total number of pints donated...

 

MMIP Taskforce SB 4 Passes Montana Senate

Western Native Voice is proud to announce that Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Senator, Jason Small, has passed the Montana Senate on a vote of 43-7. Senate Bill 4 would extend the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce for another two years....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 27, 2021 

Antidote to the Cold: Photo Prompt Writing Contest

As frigid temperatures, wind chills, and other inclement winter conditions entrench themselves and keep us inside more frequently, the Montana Memory Project (MMP) is hoping to reduce the symptoms of cabin fever with a writing contest. The...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 20, 2021

New Year, New Look for Harlem Albertsons

A new year is often considered a time to create a new look, and that is exactly what the Albertsons grocery store at117 Main Street South in Harlem is doing. The store is in the middle of a remodel,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 20, 2021

Animal Shelter Needs Volunteers

A shortage of volunteers may once again be posing a threat to the future of the PAWS Animal Shelter in Chinook. In the interest of being thoroughly transparent with the community, Alissa Hewitt, Board...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 20, 2021

The Hazards and Beauty of Freezing Fog

While the fog that descended on the region earlier this month made driving difficult with reduced visibility and by creating some slick surfaces on January 9 and 10, it also dressed the trees and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 20, 2021

2021 Rings in Honors for Harlem Elementary Students and Employees

A new year is cause for celebration, just as are respectful, organized, safe, and responsible actions. On that note, Harlem Elementary School is pleased to announce their ROARing Students of the Week...

 

Chinook Meadowlark Students of the Month

Amyerah Kelly 6 Kolton DePreist 6 Wace Simenson 4 Harley Haugen 4 Jorie Miller 3 Hayden Paulsen 3 Amiya Greetham 1 Parker Paulsen K Enom Seymour 2 Jaxson Parker K Peyton Martel 2 Bryce Elliot...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 13, 2021

MSU Extension Adds Value to Mondays and Tuesdays in January and February

Montana State University Extension is kicking off the new year with several workshops and seminars that may be of interest to Blaine County residents. All of these programs are free and available...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    January 13, 2021

Nearly 3 Years Later, Wacee Simenson Rings 'His' Warrior Bell at the Montana Children's Hospital

Wacee's Warrior Brigade is huge and stretches all over Montana and across the United States. In Blaine County and Chinook in particular, the 10 year old Meadowlark Elementary student is an Icon, looke...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 13, 2021

Seminars Target Farmers and Ranchers

Blaine County's Ag/4-H Extension Agent, Juli Snedigar recently announced two programs that may interest area producers. The Soil Fertility Webinar Series with presenter Dr. Clain Jones and the Winter...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 13, 2021

Brewer Wins Award

In their bi-monthly ritual of presenting C.A.R.E. Awards, officials from Northern Montana Health Care (NMHC) announced their most recent recipient. Registered Nurse Leanne (Standiford) Brewer, a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 13, 2021

Finance Programs to Begin Today

MSU Extension Agent for Blaine County, Juli Snedigar announced last week that the next session of the Solid Finances webinar series for the 2020-2021 year begins today, January 13, at 12:05 p.m. Each fifty-minute program in the series is designed to...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 6, 2021

2021: The Year to Re-Record Montana Livestock Brands

Officials from the Montana Department of Livestock announced recently that the Montana Livestock Brand Re-record period began January 1, 2021 and will end at midnight on December 31, 2021. Brand...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 6, 2021

New Year's Weekend Plays Host to First Meteor Shower of 2021

Nature’s fireworks lit up the night sky with the first major meteor shower of 2021 between the hours of 2 a.m. and dawn on January 3. Anyone who had the right viewing conditions was treated to the Quadrantid meteor shower, which is known for its...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 6, 2021

Organization Hopes to Support and Provide Access to the Arts

The Hi-Line Arts Council, a newly formed organization committed to empowering North Central Montana communities through the support and promotion of arts, culture, and creative expression, held its...

 

Northern Star Chapter #23 Donates money to the "Students in Need" program

Northern Star Chapter #23 Order of the Eastern Star of Chinook, represented by Patty Hall, presented checks to Meadowlark Elementary Principal, Shane Bartschi, and Chinook High School Principal, Matt...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 30, 2020

Community Christmas Dinner Serves 140 Meals

The Chinook Community Thanksgiving Dinner Crew went above and beyond this year by adding a Community Christmas Dinner to their 'To Do' list. Event organizer Betty Billmayer, husband Mark Billmayer...

 

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