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 By Donna Miller    News    August 5, 2020 

Fort Belknap Woman Receives Governor's Praise for Producing Masks

On Thursday, July 16, Governor Steve Bullock released a statement praising Montana companies for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by producing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as cloth...

 By Carla Jenewein    News    August 5, 2020 

Chinook Blood Drive a HUGE success

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 The Chinook community hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive. It was a fantastic turnout. Our schedule was full leaving very little room for walk ins. We had 54 units collected on a goal of 37 with only one deferral. The... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    August 5, 2020 

Chinook School Board Votes on Return to School Plan and Approves Emergency Policies

On Tuesday night, July 28, using the Zoom Meetings platform to connect to the public, Chinook School District #10 held a special meeting of the school board to review, amend, and vote on a Return to School Plan. A week prior to the meeting and with... Full story

 By Press Release    News    August 5, 2020 

USDA Announces Flexibilities for Producers Filing 'Notice of Loss' for Failed, Prevented Planted Acres

USDA is providing additional flexibilities for producers to file on acres with failed crops or crops that were prevented from planting because of extreme weather events. USDA’s Farm Service Agency is adding these flexibilities for Notice of Loss... Full story

 By Steve Edwards    News    August 5, 2020 

Who painted 80-year old mural in Chinook remains a mystery

When I started with the "Journal" seven years ago, the newspaper was located in the building where Treasure State Title now operates in Chinook. Next door, south, in a one story building also facing... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    August 5, 2020 

Educational Consultant Will Offer Expertise to Area Parents and Other Educators

Aileen Couch, Regional Coordinator for Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD), announced recently that Carrie Cole will be in Havre August 10-12. Cole will present a pair of workshops for general and special educators,... Full story


Additional Commodities Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the...

 News    August 5, 2020 

Bear Paw Roundup

On behalf of the Bear Paw Roundup Board of Directors, Sponsors, and community volunteers, welcome to an evening of RICHER, ROUGHER, rodeo -- the 22nd Annual Bear Paw Roundup. We are excited and thankful that we have been able to work with our...

 By Kody Farmer    News    August 5, 2020 

Blaine county fair from a new perspective

August 2020 just may be the month we have all been anxiously waiting for all year. Schools in Chinook, Harlem, Hays/Lodge Pole, Turner, Zurich and all the rural schools have their reopening plans posted and High School Football, Volleyball and Cross...

 News    August 5, 2020 

2020 Blaine County Fair 4-H & FFA Events Livestock Shows will be Live on blaine county 4h facebook page

Sunday, August 9th 4-H Indoor Exhibit Interviews 5:00 pm Rabbit Show 6:00 pm Cat Show 7:00 pm Poultry Show 8:00 pm Rabbit Show Tuesday, August 11th 8:00 am Horse Show Wednesday, August 12th 5:00 - 7:00 pm Weigh In of Market Beef and Market Lamb...

 News    August 5, 2020 

4-H & FFA Livestock Members

Go to Blaine County 4H Facebook page to watch showmanships Livestock sale will be on Saturday, August 15th at 9:00 am Buyers may attend in person or on-line (details are yet to be determined) Market Swine 4-H Fletcher Anderson Koleman Anderson Sasha...


Work continues on St. Mary Diversion as reservoir levels drop

Progress has been made with construction, which began about a month ago at the St. Mary Diversion to repair the structure that collapsed, Drop 5 near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes,...

 By Steve Edwards    News    July 29, 2020

New lab in Chinook provides testing resources for ag operators

North Border Analytics opened late June at its new facility on the north side of Chinook. The business performs testing and assessment for soil, water, forage and grain samples. Dr. Brian Grebliunas,...

 By Kody Farmer    News    July 29, 2020

P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter Microchip Clinic a Success, 12 year old Micah Connor raises $250+

Despite all the craziness that has gripped the community, the state and the country as we all try to navigate this global pandemic COVID-19, the P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter in Chinook has had a fantastic...

 By Donna Miller    News    July 29, 2020

"Show What You Grow" Contest Coming to a Close

From 23 Sesame Street, the broadcast team with Virginia’s Home for Public Media announced on April 27 that “while the pandemic brings many uncertainties, there is one thing we can count on; it is officially growing season.” With that...

 By Donna Miller    News    July 29, 2020

August Is Professional Development Month with CSPD

With registrations due as early as July 31 and workshops beginning on August 4, Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) is offering a buffet of professional development topics during the month of August. Featuring three...

 By Donna Miller    News    July 29, 2020

Fort Belknap 4-H to Hold Private Treaty Livestock Sale

The three 4-H clubs that serve the Fort Belknap area will be holding their 4-H Private Treaty Livestock Sale from August 3-13. Potential buyers include anyone wishing to support local youth or wanting to buy quality beef and pork with a known...

 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Times That Call for Patience

Montanans often joke that there are two seasons in Montana: winter and road construction. Neither is for the faint of heart since both require endurance and patience. As highway reconstruction... Full story

 By Kody Farmer    News    July 22, 2020

Blaine County Fairboard, Commissioners meet to discuss 2020 Fair

The Blaine County Commissioners and Blaine County Fairboard held a meeting last week on Thursday, July 17 with discussion focused on finalizing a schedule for the 2020 Blaine County Fair and deciding how the events will be carried out. The Blaine... Full story

 By Kody Farmer    News    July 22, 2020

Blaine County now has 4 Positive COVID-19 Cases

For the first five months of the Global COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic that has gripped our communities in 2020, Blaine County was able to maintain a clean slate. That changed last Wednesday, July 11 with the first positive test being returned. On...

 By Kody Farmer    News    July 22, 2020

City of Chinook has Implemented a new Garbage Pick Up Schedule

The City of Chinook recently adjusted their garbage pickup schedule and owners of property should note the new pickup times. Garbage collection will now take place once a week for residential... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Sweet Home Welcomes New Employee

The Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) welcomed one of their newest employees at the end of May. Stephanie Talksdifferent heard about the opening from another nursing home employee, applied, and was...

 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Grant Dollars Fund School Projects in Turner

Superintendent of Turner Public Schools (TPS), Tony Warren, received notification last month that the school district is the recipient of five grant awards. These funds will not only fill educational gaps but enrich learning for students of this...

 By Steve Edwards    News    July 22, 2020

Gothic-arch barn has met ranch needs for more than a century

I saw the bright red barn on the Louie Petrie Ranch during the Montana Angus tour a couple of years ago. Sonny and Nellie Obrecht told me some of the history of the barn at that time but only recently...

 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Pandemic Concerns Continue to Impact Local School Districts

Turner Public School District is currently developing a school reopening plan. Revisions to that plan are occurring frequently based on changing recommendations from federal, state, and local officials. According to Turner Public School (TPS)...


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