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 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

4H Program Holds Project Day

Several Blaine County youth attended an afternoon of workshops on 4-H Project Day, which was held on July 15 at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. Blaine County Agriculture and 4-H Agent, Juli Snedigar...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 22, 2020

Friends of the Museum Group Forms

There’s a new group in town! The Friends of the Museum is a volunteer group that will assist with Blaine County Museum outreach, fundraising, event organizing, and other projects. Museum Director Samantha French conducted three informational...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 15, 2020

Recent Rains Bring Smiles to Area Grain Producers

Area grain producers are all smiles after a number of recent rains have dropped an unusual amount of moisture on their crops to start July. For many producers this year's crop looks fantastic and...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 15, 2020

New Chinook Opera House deemed a "Grand Success"

In November, 1903, the new Chinook Opera House hosted a grand opening ball that attracted 500 guests. A couple of weeks before the grand opening, the "Chinook Opinion" described the new facility as...

 

Fort Belknap Indian Community, State of Montana Partner on COVID-19 Community Snapshot Testing: Free testing available July 16-17 in Fort Belknap, Hays

To slow the spread of COVID-19, and prevent future outbreaks, Fort Belknap Indian Community is partnering with the State of Montana on a free community snapshot testing event Thursday-Friday, July 16 and 17 at Fort Belknap Agency and Hays. If...

 
 By Carla Jenewein    News    July 15, 2020

Chinook Red Cross Blood Drive on July 21,2020 at Wallner Hall

“The American Red Cross is so grateful for partners that continue to stand with us throughout the coronavirus pandemic. While we have been able to meet immediate patient needs, your upcoming drive is essential to ensure a stable blood supply in...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 15, 2020

Lodgepole Project Receives Beautification Funds

Last month, Hillary Maxwell, MSU-Extension Agent at Fort Belknap, received notification that the Lodgepole Research Orchard Beautification project had been awarded funding from the Montana Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA). The MNLA Board of...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 15, 2020

After 33 years of service to the community Laurie Rigg Retires

A familiar face at the Blaine County Clerk and Recorder’s Office retired on March 31. Laurie Rigg retired as Clerk on March 31, 2020. Laurie started her position as clerk in the Blaine County Recorder’s Office back in January of 1987. “Lucille...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 15, 2020

First Sergeant Miller Retires from the U.S.M.C.: A Class of 2000 Graduate of Chinook High School, Miller is Recognized for 20 Years of Exemplary Service

First Sergeant Perry Joshua Miller retired from the United States Marine Corp (U.S.M.C.) recently and was well honored with a ceremony in North Carolina. Miller entered the Delayed Entry Program for...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 15, 2020

Kailey Kleinjan opens Hi-Line Canine to serve local dog owners

Chinook's Kailey Kleinjan graduated from Chinook in 2016 and this spring earned her degree from Carroll College in Helena. Kleinjan is a familiar face to many and her love and passion of animals has...

 
 By Press Release    News    July 15, 2020

MSU Extension: Now is a good time to review property titles

Montana State University Extension educators say it is important for people to understand how titling personal property that is owned in joint tenancy with right of survivorship could have unintended consequences. MSU Extension family economics...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 8, 2020

Sweet Home Residents treated to a Spectacular Independence Day Parade

Senior citizens in any community are treasures with a wealth of knowledge, and experience gained from their journey through life. Seniors have had to overcome obstacles recently that are unique and is...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 8, 2020

Local volunteer Toni Collins gives a 'hoot' about owls

Many readers know Toni Collins who works at Finley's Food Farm in Chinook. Some may know she's an avid outdoor photographer, especially for wildlife. Likely few readers know Toni's a "volunteer,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 8, 2020

Hannum Shares School News

On Monday night, June 29, and again on July 6, the Chinook Schools’ Reopening Committee met with local school board members to discuss the fall reopening strategies in response to COVID-19. Although no action was taken during either meeting, the gr...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 8, 2020

Chinook's John Hebbelman awarded Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award: After 60 years as an Aviator, John becomes 84th Montanan and first from Blaine County to receive the prestigious Award

John Hebbelman is a lifelong resident of the Chinook area and Blaine County, spraying crops along the Hi-line for the past 55 years and flying planes for 60, being an aviator has defined who he is....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 8, 2020

The Office of Consumer Protection Warns: Be Scammer Aware

Several people in Blaine County reported receiving invitations to take the Montana Opinion Survey, with a $5 gift card offered as remuneration. The solicitation asks participants to respond by July 13 to have their voices included. The notice, sent t...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 8, 2020

Fort Belknap Honors Departing Sisters with Farewell Celebration

After 40 years of service at the St. Paul's Mission Grade School, Sister Helen, Sister Chris and Sister Nora will head back to New York to be with friends and family in their hometown. The trio arrive...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 8, 2020

MSUN Foundation CEO Discusses the Beauty of Campus Green Spaces and the Benefits of Yoga

The Northern Alumni Foundation invites Hi-Line residents to join them this summer for a fun and free outdoor event on the MSU-Northern (MSUN) campus. Every Wednesday from July 15 through August 12, a local yoga teacher will lead a free yoga class....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 8, 2020

Two Area Youth Earn Scholarships

Triangle Communications recently announced the names of twenty-seven area youth who won 2020 $1,000 Triangle Communication Scholarships. Among those recipients are two Blaine County residents: Raynee...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 8, 2020

Why the Missouri River used to run north of the Bear Paws

Several weeks ago my wife and I were returning from a trip to the Fort Peck area. Drivers who've made that trip know there are not many places to take a break between Glasgow and Malta. We remembered...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 1, 2020

Barber Ranch, Bear Paw Bowmen benefit from MWF Grant

The Bear Paw Bowmen's Annual Barber Ranch Bow Shoot this year was a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the cancellation of so many events. The Annual Bow Shoot takes place the third...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 1, 2020

Chinook Veterinarian Employs a Veterinary Student for the Summer

inic (CVC) since 1986, and for the past nine years, Melanie Skoyen has been his administrative assistant. While some things remain fairly constant; others change. On June 18, for the first time that...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 1, 2020

Genevieve Cochran: hosting cross country cyclist for eight years

We have all seen them, cyclist trekking along U.S. Highway 2. Generally, those cyclist are heading east the first part of summer and west as fall approaches. We see them individually or in groups of...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    July 1, 2020

State Task Force Makes Recommendations for 2020-2021 School Year

Early last month, the Montana Flex2020 Task Force and the Montana Learn Task Force reported having completed their work and thanked Education Northwest for assisting in the compilation of their final reports. In a letter to Superintendent of Public...

 

Kourtney Hanson Competing for Miss Montana July 23-25 in Glendive

Kourtney Hanson of Chinook will be competing for the title of Miss Montana 2020 July 23-25 in Glendive at the DCHS auditorium at 7PM nightly. This is rescheduled from June and approved with Covid-19...

 

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