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 By Donna Miller    News    September 23, 2020 

Crossing Guards Receive Training

On Monday, September 14, Chinook Police Officer Kevin Spudic visited Meadowlark Elementary School to train fourth, fifth, and sixth graders as crossing guards. As he conducted training sessions, the...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    September 23, 2020 

"If only these guns could talk..."-Gary Asproth

When the eighth edition of the Chinook Gun and Antique Show opens in early October Gary Asproth, from Park Rapids, Minnesota, will be making his second appearance as an exhibitor at the annual show. I...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 23, 2020 

Setting to Rest Vote-by-Mail Concerns

During the second week of September, the United States Postal Service (USPS) mailed out to Postal Customers in Blaine County, a postcard warning: "If you plan to vote by mail, plan ahead." That notice...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 23, 2020 

American Indian Heritage Day Invites Reflection and Celebration

In 2009, Montana Law designated the last Friday in September of each year as American Indian Heritage Day (MCA 1-1-228) for the state. Given that designation, on September 25, Montanans are encouraged to “reflect on American Indian culture and...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 23, 2020 

Light your Front Door Blue to Show Support

A campaign that may seem new to the area has actually been going on in some way for several years. Folks travelling through residential neighborhoods in our communities may have noticed Blue Lights illuminated at the entrance to some homes. The Blue...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 23, 2020 

Opposing Groups Differ on Their Definitions of the Glory of the West

Anyone travelling in North Central Montana has likely seen one of the signs declaring: "Save the Cowboy; Stop the American Prairie Reserve." They are taped to windows, staked in lawns or fields, and...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    September 23, 2020 

TRISTAN BILLMAYER SUICIDE AWARENESS WALK

This year marked the sixth year since this walk was started. The walk was named after a local family lost their beloved son/brother/grandchild to suicide. The event was started to help raise...

 

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.

For Kindergarten through 3rd grade: Please select a color page or color pages to color, complete and return to the LAC c/o Blaine County Health Department, PO Box 516, Chinook, MT 59523 by October...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 16, 2020

Part 2: Chinook High graduates move on to Law Enforcement

In last week's edition of the Blaine County Journal~News Opinion we recognized a group of past Chinook High School graduates that have went on to serve the public in Law Enforcement. We highlighted...

 

Blaine County Cruisers to Host Event

After receiving a green light from the Blaine County Health Department on September 8, the Blaine County Cruisers confirmed that they will be holding a Covid Car Show on September 26, beginning at...

 

Turner School District Receives Indian Education Grant

Turner School District received news on September 10 that they are recipients of a grant that will enable them to provide additional education on the culture and history of Montana American Indians. The Indian Education for All Division of the...

 

White Pine 4-H Club Completes Community Service Project

White Pine 4-H Club completed a community service project in July by painting the flower boxes at the entrance of Zurich Park. According to one of the club’s leaders, Bobbi Klingaman, twelve members gathered at the park, played on the park...

 

Chinook Schools Welcome New Teachers

Chinook School District students returned to in-person classroom learning on August 26, and those at the high school encountered two new instructors and two new paraprofessionals while those at...

 

Harlem Elementary Welcomes 2020 Students in a New-Age Setting

During the last week of August, a new and unusual school year began for Harlem Elementary School students. School District #12 is following a hybrid approach to learning this year as a means to cope...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 16, 2020

Shortman Appears on Hit TV Show "Yellowstone" in a Season 4 Episode

Jordan Shortman currently lives in Havre, attended junior high in Harlem, is an enrolled member of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and has also appeared on the hugely popular television show...

 

A Little Too Close For Comfort

Volunteer fire fighters from across Blaine County responded to the fire last week caused by a spark from a downed power line that quickly spread across the Big Flat on Wednesday of this week....

 

South of the Border: Willie Miller: Sugarbeeter/Game Warden in the Sweet Grass Hills

After moving to Whitlash I asked the postmaster, "Who's the Game Warden up here?" thinking that might be an interesting story since big game hunting was underway. She said, "A guy named Willie Miller"...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 9, 2020

Several Chinook High graduates have gone on to Law Enforcement

Without question the vast majority of those men and women that take the selfless act to serve their communities, state and country by becoming involved in law enforcement have done so with...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 9, 2020

Re-Imagining Rural Sessions Begin Next Week

The Blaine County Extension Service has partnered with several other agencies to facilitate a series of three meetings that are free and open to the public. Re-Imaging Rural will be presented in a vir...

 

Blaine County Enters Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Lewistown, Mont. – With Labor Day weekend on the horizon, North Central Montana continues to see a warming and drying trend. Blaine and Golden Valley Counties will begin Stage 1 fire restrictions on Friday, September 4, 2020 starting at 12:01 a.m....

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 9, 2020

Work on St. Mary's Repairs starting to take shape

The roughly 18,000 people that rely on water made possible by the St. Mary's Diversion and Milk River Irrigation Projects got a bit of good news this week. Jennifer Patrick, the Project Manager for...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    September 9, 2020

MSU-Northern Honors Mike Tilleman and Family by Naming New Field in Their Honor

Mike Tilleman and his family are well known throughout the area and far beyond. The Mike Tilleman family spearheaded by the efforts of Mike himself were deservedly honored by Montana State University...

 

Labor Day 2020 is September 7th

Summer's final fling has arrived in the form of Labor Day. Yes, most of us get the day off, but this holiday triggers mixed emotions. While summer still has 21 calendar days left, it's time to get...

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive - September 15

The Chinook community will be hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, September 15th 2020 from Noon to 6PM at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio in Chinook. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    September 2, 2020

MontanaPBS Offers Distance Learning Options

On Tuesday, September 8, MontanaPBS will begin its Learn at Home programming. To accompany this programming, the broadcast station will be offering resources and curriculum for all grade levels on their Distance Learning at Home webpage. The...

 

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