Chester, MT

Water Otters take sixth at Chester meet, next up - Columbia Falls

The Water Otters traveled to Chester last weekend with 16 swimmers. The Otters swam well and placed sixth as a team. Here are the results for the meet:. August Aikins: 50 meter free, 6th, 50 meter breast, 2nd, 100 meter free, 4th. Kolben Aikins: 50 meter free, 5th, 50 meter...
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Sharks Swim Their Hearts Out

Seventeen Shark Swimmers made the short trek to Chester last weekend to swim their hearts out on the first warm weekend of the summer. “Drink some water,” and “Put some sun screen on” were things Coach Becky found herself saying over and over, but it paid off with 10 of the swimmers advancing to finals on Sunday.
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Swim team takes second at Cut Bank

The Columbia Falls swim team took second at the Chester meet over the weekend. Teaghan Roe and Payson Scribner took first place in the 100 IM and Liam Swank was third in the 100 IM to lead the team in their respective age classes. Annika Petersen took second in the 50 freestyle and Swank also took third in the 50 free as well. “We brought a small team of young swimmers, but most of them are our “big dogs,” noted coach Kyle Babcock. The problem was disqualifications for stroke techniques and other forms. Babcock said they were working on fixing the mistakes at practice Monday. The team has the holiday weekend off and then hosts its home meet July 9-10 at the Columbia Falls pool.

Father’s Day In Chester Park

A Father's Day Sunday morning worship service by Our Savior's Lutheran Church is planned for tomorrow morning at 10:30, over in Chester City Park. Sunday's Father's Day service will be followed by a potluck & pie auction. Please feel free to bring along a healthy salad or tasty dessert to share if you plan to stay for the potluck, & HAPPY Father's Day to ALL dads here on the Montana Hi-Line!

BIGGER Prizes Than Ever In Galata

The Galata Good Neighbor Club's hosting the annual Flag Day potluck picnic next Tuesday (6/14,) at the Galata Community Hall. It's going to be a ball so come on up to the North Country & for food, drinks & games with BIGGER prizes than ever before! All the FUN will get underway at 6, Tuesday eve. If you'd like, bring along a favorite dish to share with your "good neighbors."

2 Hi-Line men fined, lose privileges for illegal outfitting

Jody K. Hansen,52, from Rudyard, pleaded guilty to two counts of outfitting without a license in Hill County recently, according to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. In 2019, wardens began investigating Dogwood Hunting, the private lands outfitting business run by Hansen south of Rudyard, under suspicion Hansen...

Fair’s On The Way To Chester

One of our all time summer favorites, the Liberty County Summer Fair kicks off on Thursday night, June 16th, & goes full tilt EVERY Thursday night in Chester, through the END of August. If you'd like to be a vendor at the fair, please contact Sheila at 459 4848, it's going to be great, or email, & get ready for some sizzling Summer 22 FUN on the Hi-Line.

Joplin Early Birds Are Due Tomorrow

Early bird registration for the 2nd Annual Biggest Little Basketball Camp over in Joplin, is due in by TOMORROW, the 1st of June. If you're not an "early bird," don't worry about a thing, all other registration won't due until the Friday, the 1st of July. For more information & to register for camp, please visit