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 By Steve Edwards    News    September 15, 2021 

Local first responders commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11 attack

The sound of emergency sirens sounded in Chinook last Saturday on September 11. Local first responders participated in the commemorative parade to honor first responders and civilians who died or...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    September 15, 2021 

7th Annual Tristan Billmayer Suicide Walk

The 7th Annual Tristan Billmayer Suicide Walk was recently held on the Big Flat. It was a beautiful day for the walk on the Big Flat under Montana's Big Sky Country. There was a great turn out for the...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    September 15, 2021 

Punkin' chunkin' is back at Finley's pumpkin patch

I visited recently with Ken Finley out at his garden and pumpkin patch adjacent to the Chinook Water Treatment Plant just off Cleveland Road on the south edge of town. I'd walked through the pumpkin p...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 15, 2021 

Vernice Doughten Will Become a Centenarian in October

On October 9, Vernice Doughten will celebrate her 100th birthday. To preserve her memory and the history of her life, Vernice’s grandson Rob Doughten composed her life story. In it, he tells the story of a resilient and religious woman who...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 15, 2021 

Mask Mandate Revisited

In early September, the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) released information regarding the August 31 announcement made by Governor Greg Gianforte regarding the Montana Department of Public...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 15, 2021 

Mass Schedules Change for Catholic Communities in Blaine County

The Roman Catholic Church has been dealing with a shortage in priesthood vocations for some time now. Even with the number of priests that Bishop Michael Warfel-the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Gre...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 15, 2021 

Construction Continues around Blaine County

Late afternoon and into the early evening on September 10, the Montana Department of Transportation had striping crews out working. Caution cones lined US Highway 2 from Chinook to East of Zurich to...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 15, 2021 

Remembering 9/11

As the country was preparing for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, individual memories of that day surfaced for many area residents. With the date's approach, various people no doubt reminisced about...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 15, 2021 

The Roarin' Times Roars to Life

Harlem Junior/Senior High School (HHS) is offering a new course: Journalism. HHS English Instructor, Matthew Hodgson rallied to get journalism approved as a class so that students would have...

 
 By Elmer Zarn    News    September 15, 2021 

Another Note of Reminders From the Chiefs Desk

With school starting Chief Zarn wants to remind everyone to be more mindful of the children out and about on bicycles and in crosswalks. The following is the law on PEDESTRIANS’ RIGHT-OF-WAY IN CROSSWALK--SCHOOL CHILDREN AND CROSSING GUARDS....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 15, 2021 

Harlem Elementary Announces Second Set of ROARing Students

The faculty and staff at Harlem Elementary School has chosen the second trio of ROAR winners for the week ending September 10. Because first grader Brody Plumage, fourth grader Aizha TalksDifferent,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 15, 2021 

Feeling Grateful

The Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation is once again feeling gratitude. This time towards Triple Dog Brewing Company, located at 675 First Street West in Havre. Foundation President Heather...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 8, 2021

Phase-in Period About to Expire in Mandatory Ten-Digit Dialing

Triangle Communications has been busily preparing the network and its members for the change from 7-digit local dialing to 10-digit dialing for local calls. The change to mandatory 10-digit dialing...

 

Chinook Blood Drive - September 14 at Wallner Hall

The Chinook community will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, September 14th from 12 noon to 6PM at Wallner Hall 330 Ohio (behind the Methodist Church, the door is...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 8, 2021

A Second Doctor Joins Blaine County Veterinary Service

Anyone requiring veterinarian services now has three choices at Blaine County Veterinary Service. Patrons can select a vet in Dr. Roger Baxter, Dr. Seth Phillips, or Dr. Bobbi Knudsen. A native of...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 8, 2021

Demonstration Garden Tours Begin Tomorrow Near Harlem

The USDA Extension Program at Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC) will be hosting two Demonstration Garden Tours on Thursday, September 9. Both morning and afternoon tours will begin at the greenhouse on...

 

Grants Available to Benefit Blaine County

August 24, 2021 – The Montana Community Foundation (MCF) announces a grant cycle to benefit communities and residents of Blaine County. Grants will be made from the Blaine County Community Foundation Fund, established at the Montana Community...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 8, 2021

Sugarbeet Festival Offers Events Galore

October 2 will be a day of celebration in Chinook, Montana! The annual Sugarbeet Festival is BACK, featuring a fully-packed day of events. With an event theme of Home on the Range and an array of...

 
 By Elmer Zarn    News    September 8, 2021

Chinook Police to Enforce Parking Regulation

Chief Elmer Zarn said his department will be strictly enforcing the parking regulation for parking “backwards” on a city street. If you park the wrong way and we see it you will be given a citation. Chief Zarn quoted Montana Law MCA 61-8-355...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 8, 2021

Grand Opening Event on Saturday

The new owner of Shores Floral & Gift, Tomi Simenson invites the community to stop by 304 Indiana Street in Chinook on Saturday, September 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., for the store's...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 1, 2021

Blue Moon Illuminates the Night Sky

Although "once in a blue moon" is an idiom that refers to something extremely rare in occurrence, that poetic phrase doesn't really make scientific sense. After all, blue moons are not so rare. The...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 1, 2021

Fisher Reminisces about Her Eighteen Years at Chinook Pharmacy

After eighteen years of service to Chinook Pharmacy, Darla Fisher is moving to Helena. To celebrate her service, Kelcey and Nancy Diemert invited the public to stop by 300 Indiana Street on August 26...

 

Project to preserve veterans' headstones nears completion

A project to stabilize headstones of veterans buried in Kuper Cemetery (northwest of Chinook) and Alice Nash Cemetery (south Blaine County) will soon be completed. The project involved making and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 1, 2021

New Doctor in Town

There's a new doctor in town, and he's looking forward to helping people care for their animals. Seth Phillips, DVM, recently accepted a position with Blaine County Veterinary Service. His first day...

 

Reminder in the Field this Hunting Season: Be a Good Steward of the Land

Every hunting season, there are reports of vandalizing of Block Management Area (BMA) boxes, hunters driving off road, trespassing, hunters being shot over, littering, livestock being shot, and more. With upland bird and mourning dove seasons beginni...

 

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