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 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Blaine County Beacon

The word beacon has its origin in Old English when its meaning referred to a signal or lighthouse. Beacons were used not only by ships and later by airfields as a warning or guidance system but as a...

 
 By Clara Laird    News    January 9, 2019

Valley Clovers 4-H Club November Report

The November meeting for the Valley Clovers 4-H club was held at the Meadowlark Elementary School at 1:00 pm on November 18, 2018. The president called the meeting to order and then we said the American and 4-H pledge. After that, the officers read...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Wagons, Riders Needed: For Milk River Wagon Train Company's 50th Anniversary

The Milk River Wagon Train Company is gearing up for their 50th Annual Milk River Wagon Train trail ride, which will take place from August 28—September 2. Although the approximately 48-mile trek from Zortman to Malta won’t occur until late summe...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    January 9, 2019

Glenn and Laurie Huestis say 'Thank you' at Retirement Party

Glenn and Laurie Huestis have served the people of Blaine County with honor and admiration for quite some time and were recognized for their service at a retirement party for the both of them last wee...

 

Two Norwegian Girls: Norway, It's Where Our Story Begins

Our ancestral roots run deep in Norway. Three of our grandparents immigrated to the United States from Norway at the turn of the century. Two of the grandparents came as children with their entire...

 

Newly elected Blaine County officials sworn in

This past November Blaine County held its mid-term election and on Thursday, December 27, 2018 District Court Judge Yvonne Laird swore in (L-R): Tori MacLean - Blaine County Treasurer, Tammy Williams...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 2, 2019

USDA Market Facilitation Program Deadline Approaches

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind producers of certain commodities about the USDA Market Facilitation Program (MFP) deadline of January 15, 2019. The MFP will assist agricultural producers to meet some of the costs of disrupted markets...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 2, 2019

Several new hires highlight Blaine Counties New Year

Just as the layers of a lake experience turn-over with the changing of the season, Blaine County is experiencing turnover, with multiple new hires. The Road and Bridge Department has seen several new...

 
 By Carla Jenewein    News    January 2, 2019

Blood Drive to be held in Chinook, January 8th

The next Red Cross Blood Drive will be Tuesday, January 8th 2019 in Chinook at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please stop by and join the Red Cross in giving your life saving blood. All blood types are urgently needed and each pint of...

 

Pizza Hut Fundraiser for Muller Family

In the early hours of Tuesday, December 18, 2018, John Muller, co-owner of McNair Furniture of Rudyard, his wife Christine, and their nephew Justin, all of Kremlin, were shaken awake by a loud noise and heavy smoke in their home. They were all able...

 

Nan Gabriel selected as Community Planner for Bear Paw Development

HAVRE – Bear Paw Development Corporation recently hired Nan Gabriel as the organization's Director of Community Planning, with responsibility for assisting local governments with their planning...

 

Montana Youth Challenge Academy Hosts 39th Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony for Class 39, of the Montana Youth Challenge Academy, was held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 on the campus of University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana. MYCA...

 

Montana Stockgrowers Association, CattleWomen hold Annual Trade Show

The Annual Montana Stockgrowers Association and the Montana CattleWomen met for their Annual Convention & Trade Show Decenber 11-13, 2018 in Billings, Montana. The American National CattleWoman...

 

Lloyada Ladies Homemakers Club hold Christmas Exchange

The Lloyada Ladies Homemakers Club held their Christmas Exchange and Reorganization Meeting at the Montana Style Bed and Breakfast in North Havre on December 9, 2018. Everyone enjoyed a Lobster/Fish...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 26, 2018

Looking back at 2018: So many great stories, great people

With 2019 just a few days away it is once again time to reflect on what we will remember about the previous year. In the past we at the Blaine County Journal~News Opinion have tried to categorize stor...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 26, 2018

New Technology Will Address School Safety Challenges

Raptor Technologies calls themselves “the gold standard in school safety,” and the Chinook Schools are considering adopting a Visitor Management system produced by Raptor to address school safety challenges and to streamline other school...

 

Havre Elks Make things are a little but merrier this holiday season

Havre, MT December 20, 2018: Havre Elks Lodge #1201 wrapped up their 2018 Blanket Drive and inaugural Veteran’s Giving Tree with a distribution on Wednesday December 19th, 2018 at the lodge. Lodge Secretary and event chairperson Brandy Kurtz...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 26, 2018

Big Flat Grocery Receives Two Grants to help purchase a backup generator

The Big Flat Market Cooperative in Turner has been working towards the purchase of a backup generator that will enable them to protect their inventory and to remain in operation in the event of any...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 26, 2018

Hartland Colony School Holds 8th Annual Christmas Program 'The Sole of Christmas'

The Hartland Colony School, which is part of the Chinook School District, held its 8th Annual Christmas program on December 19 with a dramatic performance by Mr. Nick Turner and his current students....

 

Montana to appeal Yellowstone Grizzly decision, looks to broader effort

Montana filed a notice of appeal Friday of the September decision by the federal district court in Missoula to re-instate endangered species protection to grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. “Grizzly bear recovery and conservation...

 

Part 3 of 3: Danish Christmas – Bits and scraps from the Danish Christmas

My last shot at giving you a shot of Danish Christmas. I hope you have enjoyed yourselves with my not so formal introduction to our culture during the holidays. It has not been structured and thus...

 

4-H Officer Training and Record Book Workshop held

Several Blaine County 4-H clubs were represented at the recent Blaine County 4-H Officer Training and Record Book workshop on December 9th at the Meadowlark School in Chinook. The Blaine County 4-H...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 19, 2018

Chinook High School Student Council gets active in the community

The Chinook High School Student Council has become very active and is looking for ways to make an impact within their school as well as their community. This past Thursday a number of students on the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 19, 2018

Sweet Home Physical Therapy: Still providing great care

The Sweet Memorial Nursing Home is reorganizing their physical therapy service and will continue to provide its clients with top quality care. According to a statement released by Administrator Jenni...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    December 19, 2018

Harlem Golf Association again raffling off 34 guns in 34 days beginning on Christmas

The Harlem Golf Course is coming off a very difficult year. Record snowfall in January and February of 2018 led to severe flooding in April, May and June that kept the course from opening until the...

 

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