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 By Kody Farmer    News    April 7, 2021 

Sweet Home Easter Egg Hunt Makes Triumphant Return!

The Annual Easter Egg Hunts returned this past weekend after being forced to cancel a year ago due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Thankfully, many of the hunts around the region returned, and the weather...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    April 7, 2021 

Chinook Wastewater Treatment Plant's "good example" goes international

In 2014 the US Environmental Protection Agency asked the staff at the Chinook Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) if they would help the regulatory agency develop a case study to be shared with other...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 7, 2021 

Long-time Harlem Educator Retires

At the end of March, Harlem Elementary School was the site of a special celebration where co-workers gathered to share refreshments, to present gifts of gratitude, and to wish Mr. Lowell Long a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 7, 2021 

Daffodil Sales Generate Almost $5,000 for Charitable Fund

During the month of March, Shores Floral & Gift held a daffodil sale as a way to contribute to the Northern Montana Health Care Foundation’s Serving of Hope fund. Owner of the shop, Bonnie Weber reported that Shores sold 700 bunches of daffodils,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 7, 2021 

Harlem Elementary Announces Accelerated Reader Winners

On Thursday, April 1, Harlem Elementary School celebrated the end of I Love to Read month with the announcement of the schoolwide leader in Accelerated Reader (AR) points and the top three students...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Arnold Wins NILE Legacy Award

NILE Legacy Award is a $500 award that is awarded to one student, either a high school senior or college student, based on their involvement in NILE and NILE activities. Cody Arnold is the son of...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 7, 2021 

CSPD to Offer Scholarships for PECS Training

Region II of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) is offering scholarships for individuals to attend a virtual Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS) Level I training. According to Region II CSPD Coordinator, Aileen Couch,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 31, 2021

Road Construction Resumes on Highway 2

With the transition of winter to spring, Blaine County residents and travelers of U.S. Highway 2 are beginning to see road construction projects once again impact their travel. According to the...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 31, 2021

Blaine County Museum needs a logo and wants your help

The Blaine County Museum's board of directors wants to create a logo for the Chinook-based museum. Asked why the museum needs a logo Director/Curator Samantha French explained, "A well designed logo...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    March 31, 2021

Harlem Golf Course will Survive COVID-19, Banquet set for April 10 at Former VFW Building

2020 was a trying year for everyone and the Harlem Golf Course was no different. Despite it all, the course made it through and 2021 is off to a great start. To keep the course up and running, a lot...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 31, 2021

Chinook to begin Major Improvements Project

The City of Chinook is about to begin a major improvements project on the water distribution system. The project consists of the following elements: Replacement of approximately 3,330 feet of aging water main including new valves, fittings,...

 

Chinook Schools' Gym and Weight Room Reopening for Chinook Students and Residents

Chinook Schools’ high school gym and weight room will reopen to Chinook resident’s and 7-12 Chinook student’s use on a limited basis starting Wednesday April 7. Facility • Weight Room allows six people per hour and the gym allows 10 people...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 31, 2021

Happy National Crayola Crayon Day

Imagine being 136 years old. Not an easy task since humans rarely live that long. However, the Binney & Smith Company, which later became Crayola, LLC, was founded in New York City on March 31,...

 

Wanted by the FBI: Applicants for the Salt Lake City Virtual Teen Symposium

The Salt Lake City FBI invites all interested high school juniors and seniors, 16-18 years of age, in Utah, Idaho, and Montana to apply to the FBI’s Teen Symposium. Classes will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22, 2021 and Friday, April 23, 20...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 31, 2021

Stroh and Swanson Win State FFA Degrees

Two members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA will be honored at the 91st Annual Montana FFA State Convention, April 7-10 in Billings. Rebecca Stroh and Austin Swanson will receive their State FFA...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 31, 2021

Harlem Students of the Week Announced

For the second week of March, Harlem Elementary School officials have named five young Wildcats to the list of ROARing Students. This week's in- school ROARing winners are second grader Chacyn...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    March 24, 2021

Our Communities Enjoy So Much Because of Anonymous Generosity

When I first sat down to work on this story I had in mind an individual who truly exemplified the phrase 'Community Service'. This Individual doesn't just help and promote projects, groups,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 24, 2021

Chinook Hires New Superintendent

On March 9 in a unanimous vote, the Chinook School Board approved the hire of Mr. Fred Hofman as the next Superintendent for the Chinook School District. He will take over as the chief executive...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 24, 2021

Blaine County Health Department

The Blaine County Health Department is sharing COVID-19 updates related to changes from the CDC and the Governor’s recent announcements. Vaccine Distribution As of April 1, 2021, any Montanan who wishes to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine is...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 24, 2021

Sweet Health Fair Seeks to Make Healthcare Accessible

Last week, Nora Conner, Community Health Advocate for One Health-Sweet, shared the schedule for the upcoming Sweet Health Fair that will be held on April 1-2. Scheduled to take place at the Blaine...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 24, 2021

Stroh and Swanson Win State FFA Degrees

Two members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA will be honored at the 91st Annual Montana FFA State Convention, April 7-10 in Billings. Rebecca Stroh and Austin Swanson will receive their State FFA...

 

Harlem Students of the Week Announced

For the second week of March, Harlem Elementary School officials have named five young Wildcats to the list of ROARing Students. This week's in- school ROARing winners are second grader Chacyn...

 

Oilseed Crop Checkoff Proposed to Montana Growers Ballots due to Montana Department of Agriculture by April 16th

Montana oilseed growers will soon receive a ballot in the mail proposing a 0.5% checkoff for canola, camelina, flaxseed, mustard, safflower, soybeans, and sunflower crops. If passed, the Montana Oilseed Advisory Committee will advise the Montana Depa...

 

Celebrate National Ag Week

National Ag Week – a time to celebrate agriculture – is March 21-27 with National Ag Day March 23. Agriculture remains the number-one industry for Montana, outpacing mining, tourism and forestry products, along with oil and gas. Montana agricultu...

 
 By Press Release    News    March 24, 2021

Invasive mussels found in aquarium moss balls sold in Montana Customers asked to dispose of moss balls properly

Invasive zebra mussels found another avenue for potential infestation of Montana waters. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks was notified Wednesday that zebra mus-sels were detected in aquarium moss balls sold at a pet store in Washington state. FWP...

 

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