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 By Donna Miller    News    April 17, 2024 

Chinook Junior High Academic Olympiads Find Success

On April 10, eight different schools brought representatives to Glasgow to compete in the Academic Olympics. Several Chinook Junior High School students walked away from that event as winners....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 17, 2024 

Simenson and Handy Receive State FFA Degrees

When the Chinook FFA Chapter returned from the 94th Annual State FFA Convention, they brought home awards. Touted as "the biggest FFA competition in the state," the event was held in Billings at the...

 
 News    April 17, 2024 

NILE Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced

The NILE Foundation proudly announces the scholarship winners for the 2024-2025 academic year. "The NILE Foundation is excited to announce this year's scholarship winners! $25,000 will be awarded...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 10, 2024

Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Combo Store Coming to Harlem

The Family Dollar store has partnered with Dollar Tree to bring a new retail option to Harlem, Montana. Located at 102 Central Avenue Southwest, the Family Dollar and Dollar Tree combination store is...

 
 By Press Release    News    April 10, 2024

NEW LOCAL COORDINATOR IN TURNER, MT

Julie Welsh joins International Cultural Exchange Services Turner, MT - 4/2/2024 – International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) welcomes Julie Welsh as a new Local Coordinator. "I live on a f...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 10, 2024

Montana Science Olympiad Set for April 19 in Bozeman

On Friday, April 19, approximately 900 middle and high school students from 80 teams across Montana will converge on Montana State University’s campus in Bozeman for the Montana Science Olympiad 2024 State Tournament. Among those students will be t...

 

USDA Announces No Actions Under Feedstock Flexibility Program

FPAC.BC.Press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, March 25, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced today that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop y...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    April 3, 2024

"To do is to learn" describes recent project by CHS students at the Wildlife Museum

A group of Chinook High students in the Ag Design class recently were able to apply what they learned to a real-life situation. While some of their classmates were on the annual "DC Trip" sponsored...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    April 3, 2024

The Life and Legend of Yellowstone Kelly exhibit at Blaine County Museum

The Blaine County Museum in Chinook is currently hosting an exhibit about the life of Yellowstone Kelly. Luther Sage Kelly was a Union soldier during the latter stages of the Civil War. He spent much...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    April 3, 2024

Chinook FFA Competes in Billings This Week

Twenty-two members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA departed on Monday afternoon, April 1 for Billings where they will be attending the 94th Annual Montana FFA State Convention all week. Following the convention theme Guided by Gold, events will...

 

Ice Sculptures On The River Interrupt Spring

Given the opportunity to keep winter on the books, Mother Nature once again is holding off spring with these works of art on the river. Don't blink though because we know how the old saying goes in...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 27, 2024

Highway US 2 section could become Montana's first toll road

A recent press release from a group calling itself the Montana Study Group for Toll Road Implementation (MSGTI) is advocating for the construction of toll roads in Montana. Toll roads are built by...

 

As of March 1, 2024 Everyone Needs a Montana Conservations License to Access State Land

Montana FWP A new law was passed by the 2023 Montana Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte. Beginning July 1, 2023, everyone ages 12 and older would need a Montana Conservation License to access most of state land. It simplifies...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 27, 2024

Big Sandy Organics win a Three Million Dollar grant

The press release said, “Big Sandy Organics, LLC in Big Sandy, Mont., received a (three-million-dollar grant) to increase processing capacity for organic grains and pulse crops by acquiring advanced equipment to enhance product quality, reduce l...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 20, 2024

Sixth Graders Return from Regional Fair with Science Prizes

Four Meadowlark Elementary School sixth graders travelled with their teacher Mrs. Alicia Noel to Great Falls on March 5 to compete in the Regional Middle School Science Fair. Noel received indication...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 20, 2024

Dinner Theater Comes to the Big Flat

Big Flat Community Grain Bin in collaboration with Montana Actors’ Theatre will host a dinner theater performance of The Queen of Blaine County at the Turner Christian Church on April 6. Anyone wishing to attend should reserve a ticket by March 27. W...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 13, 2024

74th annual Harlem Seed Show is a wrap!

Looking back over the stories I've written leading up to and about the annual Harlem Seed Show I found I tried to write about everything offered at each show. I decided this year to approach my wrap u...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 13, 2024

St. Urho is coming back to the Chinook Senior Center!

Alert "Journal" readers may recognize the name "St. Urho." Actually, really alert readers will remember when the Finnish saint was first introduced in the "Journal" I spelled his name wrong-oops....

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 13, 2024

Northeast Montana Feral Swine Tour highlights need for vigilance

The Northeast Montana Feral Swine Tour was in Blaine County last week. While there appear to be no feral pigs in Montana, MSU Extension Wildlife Specialist Dr. Jared Beaver, Officer Shawn Hondo with t...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 6, 2024

Local quilters made "cot quilts" for use by local funeral home

A chance reading of a "Facebook" post launched a project back in October that was finally completed in early February. Bonnie Hellman, with the Community Quilters at the American Lutheran Church in...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    March 6, 2024

Blaine County's Oral History Project is underway!

A Blaine County Museum Director Sam French's goal to begin an oral history collection involving local seniors has started. French said at a meeting last month that conducting an oral history collectio...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    March 6, 2024

Triangle Communications to Hold Second Trades Event

On March 11 from 9:45 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., students from across the Hi-Line will converge on the Hill County Electric/Triangle Telephone properties in Havre for Opportunities in Trades Day. In 2023, Hill County Electric and Triangle Communications...

 

Big Flat 4-H Club Meeting

The February meeting of the Big Flat 4-H Club was held on February 18, 2024 at 2:00 at Richman Insurance in Harlem. Members present include: Modesty, Alaina, Mason, Hannah K., Isaac, Hannah R., Natalie, Even, Jessa, Mary, Hannah V and Isabella....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    February 28, 2024

Science Fair Winners Named

On February 20 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Meadowlark Elementary School played host to the Second Annual Science Fair. During this time, student projects were on display for the community to scrutinize, and...

 

Meadowlark First Graders receive American flags on Presidents Day

Five Chinook Lions Club members visited Meadowlark Elementary in Chinook and handed out 20 American flags to first graders on Presidents Day last Monday. For some local families it's a third...

 

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