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 News    August 8, 2018 

The Sun comes up and the work's half done!

This weeks photo comes from Tonii Collins and was taken early in the morning across from the water plant on the south side of Chinook. A sight familiar to everyone in the community this time of year...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 8, 2018 

It's August! Time to make sure parents/students are ready for the 2018-19 school year

Summer is at its peak, the weather is nice and the harvest season is upon us. With all that also comes the new school year for local K-12 students, two a day practices for volleyball and football athletes and school shopping for that perfect first...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 8, 2018 

When school ends summer cleaning crews begin

Reporter's note: Several weeks ago Don Swenson, Maintenance Engineer for Chinook Schools, asked me to come visit with and write about the summer cleaning crew at the schools. Since there are likely...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 8, 2018 

Contamination monitoring from old underground tank expanded in Chinook

A crew was in Chinook last week to drill additional monitoring wells on West Fifth Street just west of the Blaine County Museum and another on Pennsylvania, south of the intersection of Fifth Street...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 8, 2018 

First Bank's 2018 Community Appreciation well attended and 'appreciated' by guests

Guests at First Bank of Montana's 2018 Community Appreciation event were treated to a nice picnic lunch on the beautiful first day of August. Chinook Branch President Jessica Aberg said, "The...

 
 News    August 8, 2018 

Tester Secures $18 Million to Upgrade Infrastructure at 17 Montana Airports

(U.S. Senate)—As part of his #ConnectMT initiative, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $18 million to upgrade infrastructure at 17 Montana airports. Tester secured the grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve airport...

 
 News    August 8, 2018 

Who Are The 'Boys in the Band'

This photo appeared in the June 25, 2008 edition of the Blaine County Journal ~ News Opinion and is of a band formed in the early 1950's that played at various functions throughout the county. The...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 8, 2018 

Chinook's J.J. Colby awarded Eagle Scout achievement at June court of honor

J.J. Colby was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a June court of honor in Chinook. Only about four percent of all Boy Scouts achieve this highest rank in Scouting. To complete the Eagle Scout rank a...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 8, 2018 

Maggie Lewis ordained and installed as new Presbyterian minister

About seventy congregants, church officials, friends and family gathered recently to celebrate the ordination of Maggie Lewis as a new Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament and install her as...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    August 8, 2018 

Turner Talk

Susan and Piper Fox were to Billings on Thursday to pick up Lyvee Fox. They did some school shopping, and came home on Friday. Lyvee is spending a few days with Grandma and Grandpa Fox. Denise and A.J. Watkins and family attended the Phillips County...

 
 By Jane Krass    News    August 8, 2018 

Hogeland Happenings

Susan Billmayer judged flowers and vegetables at the Northeast Fair in Glasgow on Tuesday and the Phillips County Fair on Friday. Wally and Loretta Beck attended Allan Gryde’s funeral services and lunch at the ALC in Hogeland on Tuesday. Ed and...

 
 News    August 8, 2018 

FWP proposes rule outlining grizzly bear population objectives in NCDE

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing an administrative rule to codify the population objectives detailed in the conservation strategy for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. The Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote...

 
 News    August 8, 2018 

Sweet Medical Center Celebrates National Health Center Week

CHINOOK, MT. August 3, 2018 – Area residents are asked to join Sweet Medical Center (SMC) in celebrating National Health Center Week. The national campaign runs August 12-18, with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 8, 2018 

Blaine County Linraries StoryWalk® a hit with Chinook's younger set

The Blaine County Library hosted two StoryWalk® events for youngsters last week in Chinook. StoryWalk® is a 20-year old idea originally developed to get kids and parents to "enjoy reading and...

 
 News    August 8, 2018 

Adult Field Day for Bowhunter Education Being Held in Glasgow

Marc Kloker, Information and Education Program Manager Communication-Education Division, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 6 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing an administrative rule to codify the population objectives deta A Montana...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 1, 2018

New booster irrigation pump likened by designers as "A better Mousetrap"

Greg Skoyen had a booth at the Blaine County Fair where he was displaying and promoting a recently designed gas-powered irrigation booster pump. The device basically increases the volume of water...

 

The 2018 Milk River Pow Wow: An Amazing Tradition

The Milk River Pow Wow is always full of beautiful color and Pageantry and this year was no exception. With several events taking place over the course of five days, beginning on Wednesday and...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 1, 2018

New North Fork bridge to be open for traffic by the end of August

The superintendent for the contractor replacing the North Fork bridge and the project manager overseeing the work for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) said they believe the new bridge...

 

Hundreds converge on Chinook park for swim meet

The streets were packed around the Chinook City pool, hosts of the Eastern Divisional Swim Meet this past weekend. Hundreds of RV's and campers made passage near the pool nearly impossible Friday,...

 

Choke Cherry pickin' comes early this summer!

This photo of Choke Cherries ready to be picked is our first entry in our 'Front Page Photo Contest. It was taken by Jerry McGillivray, who notes the early start to the harvest season. We encourage...

 

Havre Elks Lodge #1201 Now Accepting Applications for $1,500 Grant

Contact: Kyle Leeds, Havre Elks Lodge #1201 Phone: 406-945-2524, k.leeds@bresnan.net Havre Elks Lodge #1201 and the local VFW POST are hosting the “Hi-Line Veterans/First Responders Family BBQ” Veterans, First Responders and their families are...

 

Young landscaper helps beautify neighbor's yard

Ryder Hofeldt, eight years old in this photo, checks out a flower bed he created in his neighbor Myrla McCoy's yard last summer. Ryder, who plans to "be a farmer" often helps his neighbor in Chinook...

 
 By Marlane Wenzel    News    August 1, 2018

Chinook Senior Center

Here comes August 2018. Where has the summer gone? Since our YAVs (Young Adult Volunteers) have left, we are looking for an exercise leader here at the center. If you know of anyone or are interested please stop by and let Marlane know. The annual me...

 
 By Katie Noel    News    August 1, 2018

Harlem Senior Center

Much, much appreciation to all these wonderful people! Charlie, Kay and Rose for taking care of the leak on the hose in back of the refrigerator. Rose Noel for picking up the liver in Chinook, Janet Gruszie for the rhubarb. Wise Words: Hold fast to...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    August 1, 2018

Turner Talk

Max and Kirsti Cederberg, and Peggy and Francis Van Voast visited with Edith and Bill Bilger in Chinook on Saturday. They went on to Havre and had dinner with Chuck and Barb Salerno. Linda and Darel Hauge attended Dakota Krass’ Confirmation service...

 

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