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 By John Kelleher    Local    February 5, 2016 

STEM materials headed to tribal libraries

Two tribal college libraries will be receiving special kits aimed at getting more students interested in STEM activities — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The educational materials will come from Montana State University’s...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    February 3, 2016

City government commission sets public hearing

Havre residents will soon have a chance to express their opinions on the form of city government the community should have. The Havre Study Commission, which is reviewing the city’s form of government, will hold a hearing at 7 p.m. March 8 at city...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 29, 2016

The race is on

Scout leader Dave McLeod stood in the center court of Holiday Village Mall Saturday at the annual Pinewood Derby. Scouts had made their own miniature wooden cars and took part in the annual...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 28, 2016

New street repair plan proposed

A proposal to use a mixture of funding sources for the reconstruction of city streets was presented to Havre City Council’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee Wednesday night. Council member Andrew Brekke presented a detailed plan that calls for...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 27, 2016

Havre native to head petroleum group

Former State Sen. Alan Olson, R-Roundup, a Havre native, has been named executive director of the Montana Petroleum Association. Olson has been in the petroleum industry for 38 years and served for...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 22, 2016

We recycle

On the third Saturday of each month, regardless of the weather, you can expect to see a large crowd at Pacific Steel and Recycling on Havre's east side as people take part in the monthly recycling...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 21, 2016

Big things happen in small towns

"Big things are happening in small towns." That's the encouraging message Sarah Calhoun had for Havre Area Chamber of Commerce members. Calhoun spoke at the Chamber's annual luncheon at the Duck Inn W...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 20, 2016

Where have all the workers gone?

After years of worrying about the jobless rate on the Hi-Line, there may be a problem of an extreme shortage of workers in the not too distant future. Participants at a Havre Job Service program,...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 20, 2016

Boys & Girls Club to get building study

The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line will get a $28,500 Community Development block grant to have a study performed on its facilities. The study will take a look at the building and grounds and determine what the club should plan for the future. Kris...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 18, 2016

Innovative businesswoman to speak in Havre

Sarah Calhoun grew up on a farm in Connecticut. Often, she helped do chores with her father. She was looking for jeans she could wear while doing the work, but there was no such thing as women's work...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 15, 2016

Montana Actors' Theatre presents 'God of Carnage'

John Kelleher jkelleher@havredailynews.com Montana Actors' Theatre presents "God of Carnage" starting tonight. A playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 13, 2016

Commission supports city manager for Havre

There is a consensus on the three-member Study Commission reviewing Havre’s form of government that some kind of city executive is needed to run the day-to-day operations of the city. That’s the thought of commission chair Dave Brewer, who spoke...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 12, 2016

Clack Museum to be closed for a month

The H, Earl Clack Memorial Museum will be closed from Saturday to Feb. 17 because of budgetary problems and to give volunteers a chance to clean up. Museum Board Chair Judi Dritshulas said the museum is running short on money. Cash-strapped Hill...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 8, 2016

Food bank had 'a good year' with donations

The Havre community has once again come forward and donated food, money and work to get the Havre Food Bank through its toughest time of the year. So says Lorna Bjerga, the food bank manager. The comm...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 8, 2016

Gary & Leo's food program a success

Brenda Friede, assistant manager at Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods summed it up in three words. "It was awesome," she said. She spoke as she saw store employees pack lots of food into a truck that...

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    January 5, 2016

Editor's Note: Meth: A serious problem to focus on for this year

When our new reporter Paul Dragu started covering news along the Hi-Line, he quickly noticed one thing: Use of meth was something that was involved in a lot of news stories: • The Havre school board hired a part-time drug counsellor at the high...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    January 5, 2016

Brekke again council president

Andrew Brekke, starting his third term on Havre City Council, is now starting his second term as council president. Without a word of dissent, Brekke was re-elected to the post Monday night, which...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 31, 2015

Hi-Line Living: 2015: A year in Review

Whitacre and Farmer are on their way to preserving another historic landmark. They purchased the century-old Masonic Temple, right across the street. It was getting worse for the wear, and the Masons were unable to pay for the needed repairs. The...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 31, 2015

Community leaders eye 2016 plans

The Hi-Line’s deteriorating infrastructure is the main thing most community leaders would like to see as a priority for 2016. But issues ranging from the city’s annexation of areas west of the city, discussion about a Hill County tax increase,...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 28, 2015

Diners flock to Eagles Club for Christmas dinner

All sorts of people showed up for the Christmas dinner at the Eagles Club Friday. Young folks, older people and dozens of volunteers who said they have as much fun as the people who come to eat....

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 24, 2015

Hi-Line Living - Merry Christmas

A small-town Christmas is an important part of Americana. North-central Montana offers an abundance of small-town Christmas activities. The season has been marked with visits to kids by Santa Claus,...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 24, 2015

A group of Christmas heroes: Havre Eagles Club

The Havre Eagles Club is always full of people celebrating something. In many ways, it is the center for social life in Havre. On an average night, people will be gathering at the bar while social gro...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 23, 2015

Bear Paw Dev. looks for ideas on area's future

Bear Paw Development Corp. is planning to update its long-range development plan for northern Montana, and it’s looking for the public's help. They want people to come forth with ideas about economic and community development priorities for this pa...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 22, 2015

City Council swears in three

Two new members of Havre City Council were sworn in Monday night, though they won't formally take office until Jan. 1 Caleb Hutchins of Ward 3 and Ed Matter of Ward 1 took the oath of office for...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 21, 2015

Carbon monoxide detector saves Havre woman

Marcia Miller of Havre admits that when her son, Josh Miller, bought her a carbon monoxide detector as a gift last Christmas, she wasn’t sure what she was going to do with it. But now she’s sure that the detector saved her life when her furnace...

 

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