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 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2016 

Funds for the community

It's hard to walk down any main throughfare in Havre and not see some project that has been affected by the James Sleeter Charitable Trust. From the Welcome to Havre sign on the west side to Town...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2016 

Artists, gardeners combine talents for show

Five of the best gardeners in Havre are combining forces with some of the best artists to put on the Havre Art Association’s Art in the Garden on Sunday. Five finely decorated yards will display work by some of Havre’s bests artists. For $5...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 23, 2016

City reviews trailers parked on streets

City of Havre officials are looking at changing regulations for parking campers and recreational vehicles on city streets. City officials say they are hearing complaints both from neighborhood residents who don’t want so many trailers parked on...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 23, 2016

Havre Police Department sets Citizens Police Academy

The Havre Police Department will run an eight-week Citizens Police Academy to let residents know about the inner working of the department. Police Chief Gabe Matosich said the program will answer questions like: What is it like to be a patrol...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 22, 2016

Commission looks at changing form of city government

The city of Havre has basically been operating under the same form of government since it was formed in 1893. That system is not capable of handling the complex issues faced by the city government today, the city’s Government Study Commission has...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 22, 2016

Salvation Army in crisis, looks for donations

The Salvation Army’s Havre Service Center is in dire need of money because it is swamped with people needing help. That’s the word from Trina Crawford, director of the Havre Service Center. She said there has been a sharp increase in the number... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 21, 2016

Boys & Girls Club eyes building rehab

The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line is a step closer to receiving a grant to rehabilitate its building on 1st Street. The Havre City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Tim Solomon to apply for a grant of up to $425,000 from the Montana Commerce D...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 20, 2016

Relay raises funds, hope for cancer battle

The Survivors Walk at the annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is always one of the most solemn and inspiring events of the night. Purple T-shirt-clad survivors walk around the track at...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 20, 2016

Storm not as bad as feared

As the area approaches the first anniversary of the July 4 hail and windstorm that caused millions of dollars of damage to the area, there were predictions over the weekend that another storm might be headed to the region. The National Weather...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2016

Havre has it for kids, too

Young people often spend the school year waiting for summer vacation, but when it comes they end up singing the refrain "there's nothing to do." That should not be the case in Havre. Havre...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2016

Relay for Life happens tonight

Tears and cheers usually happen simultaneously at the North Central Montana Relay for Life. It's likely to be that way again tonight as the largest anti-cancer program in the area takes place at the...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2016

Father's Day Fishing Derby set for Sunday

The annual Havre Rotary Club’s Father’s Day Fishing Derby will take place Sunday at Rotary Pond in Beaver Creek Park. The event will include contests for children 10 and under younger 11 to 15 in boys and girls divisions. Prize medals will be...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2016

Strong to severe thunderstorms, large hail expected

The National Weather Service is predicting strong to severe thunderstorms over northcentral Montana between 4 and 9 p.m. today. Hardest hit are likely to be Hill and Blaine counties, the weather service predicts. Strong winds,, heavy rain and hail... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 15, 2016

Havre city manager plan faces commission vote next week

The Havre Study Commission plans to adopt a tentative report calling for a city manager form of government at its meeting Tuesday. The plan would create a seven-member City Commission to replace the present eight-member City Council. One member... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 15, 2016

Walk will help fight Williams Syndrome

In her 17 years, Keeley Wilson has endured the problems of Williams Syndrome. She has limited speech and has developmental difficulties. But Keeley has maintained her upbeat look on life. Nothing...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 15, 2016

Man donates for Wildcat spirit in memoriam

Michael Westergard got some quizzical looks from people on the street as he drove down 1st St. in Havre on Monday. His truck was hauling an 8-foot tall, 9-foot wide bronze sculpture of wildcat...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 10, 2016

Hi-Line Living: Great turnout for Living History Day

The Havre-area history over the past 2,000 years was brought to life for the public Saturday during the annual Living History Day. People could stop at Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump and learn about how...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 10, 2016

Hi-Line Cruz'n's Rod Run is tonight, Saturday

For 30 years, every summer the Hi-Line Cruz'n Association has held its Rod Run, bringing people from throughout Montana and adjacent states and provinces to Havre to show off their classic cars to...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 9, 2016

'Arts conversation' session to be held Friday in Havre

The Montana Arts Council will hold an "arts conversation" at 5:15 p.m. Friday to discuss the state of the arts in Montana. The session will take place at the Best Western Plus Havre Inn and Suites....

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 8, 2016

Smith tops 2 foes to win Democratic nod in SD 16

Frank Smith is one step closer to winning back the Montana state Senate seat he lost eight years ago. Smith, a Poplar resident, defeated two Rocky Boy residents to win the Democratic nomination in Senate District 16, the district that became known... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 8, 2016

O'Hara wins GOP primary in HD 28

James O’Hara, a former Chouteau County commissioner, won the Republican nomination for the Montana House from District 27, a sprawling district that extends from Wild Horse south into Cascade County. O’Hara beat back an attempt by Darrold Hutchin... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 7, 2016

Library cuts questioned at city council meeting

Bill Lanier, a frequent speaker at Havre City Council meetings, expressed concern Monday night about the city’s plan to reduce its support for the Havre-Hill County Library. Lanier told Havre City Council he understood the city’s financial...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 7, 2016

Havre dispatcher honored for preventing suicide

Havre Police Department Dispatcher Brenda Kadrmas says she wasn't nervous when a Hi-Line resident called her and said he was going to commit suicide. She said she just put her extensive training to... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 7, 2016

Two Havreites vie for Miss Montana

Two Havre graduates are competing to be the next Miss Montana this weekend at the Dawson County High School auditorium in Glendive. Lauren Scofield, 22, who is majoring in biochemistry-molecular...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 7, 2016

Summer program provides breakfast, lunch for kids

School was out but the cafeteria at Lincoln-McKinley Primary School was full Monday with the excitement of young people eating their lunch. Laughter and chatter abounded as food disappeared from...


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