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 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016 

A step back to the early 20th century

Women attired in 1910 dresses with wide-brimmed, beautifully decorated hats walked in the door of the ballroom at Best Western Plus Havre Inn and Suites Saturday afternoon. They were escorted to their...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016 

School elections set throughout Hi-Line

Residents in school districts throughout the Hi-Line will be voting for new school trustees Tuesday. Some will also be voting on whether to raise taxes to pay for school programs. The biggest race is in Havre where five people are seeking two seats...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016 

Chinook airport grant is up in the air

Federal officials last week announced a $625,136 grant for major runway improvements at the Edgar Obie Airport at Chinook, but Blaine County officials aren’t celebrating yet. William Solem, secretary of the Blaine County Airport Commission, said...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016 

Mayor: Be careful to secure loads

Contractors in Havre have been installing new roofs on homes damaged by last summer’s hailstorm Mayor Tim Solomon wants to remind them that when they haul the old shingles to the landfill, they have to have covers over the back of their trucks. The...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 2, 2016 

Special Olympics torch run starts Tuesday

Special Olympics athletes, their friends and supporters and local law enforcement will gather at 1st Street and 5th Avenue in downtown Havre at 8 a.m. Monday to kick off the annual torch run. At 8:30...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 28, 2016

Arbor Day celebration rescheduled for Monday

About 250 second-graders from area schools missed out early this week on an opportunity to get small trees they can take home with them to plant. Snow forced the cancellation of the annual Arbor Day festivities in Pepin Park. But weather willing,...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 26, 2016

Local Special Olympians get ready for today's games

For Jeff Carlson and Justin Konesky Wednesday is one of the high points of their year. They are two of more than 20 Special Olympians who will take part in activities Wednesday at Havre Middle School. They both will compete in a variety of events, in...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 26, 2016

Special Olympics postponed until Monday

Havre Special Olympics, scheduled for Wednesday at Havre Middle School, has been postponed until Monday. Special Olympics spokeswoman Mandy Hanson said the event was called off because of snow. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, with the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 25, 2016

City may limit freight containers for storage

The city of Havre may consider legislation that would put restrictions on “railroad freight cars, box cars, cargo containers and other large transportable metal containers” for use as storage or other purposes in the city. The City Council’s Or...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 25, 2016

Senior citizens saluted for supporting schools

Shortly after noon Sunday, the cafeteria at Havre Middle School was full of senior citizens dining on a meal prepared by the cafeteria staff. The seniors had browsed in the foyer through a large...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 25, 2016

Bachmeier awarded $175K

A state hearing officer has awarded Randy Bachmeier, the dean of Montana State University-Northern's Extended University, $175,000 for emotional distress he suffered by being sexually harassed by...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 25, 2016

City plans fight on blight

The city of Havre may launch an effort to curtail blight in the city, but first it wants to make sure it completely understands the complexities of state laws governing such efforts. City Council’s Ordinance Committee decided to wait taking any...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 25, 2016

Hands on History enthralls kids

Five-year-old Ernie Goettlich carefully placed the needle through cloth and pulled it through just as kids in 19th century America did. He then helped volunteer Terri Earl fold the piece of cloth...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 25, 2016

Eagle project is building a parking lot

John Klein and his family have camped and hiked at Beaver Creek Park ever since they moved to Havre from Miles City eight years ago. "My family and I hike at Beaver Creek all the time," he said. "I...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 22, 2016

Hi-Line Living: 33rd Annual Fresno Chapter Walleyes Banquet

Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited held its 33rd annual Walleye Banquet to raise money for the group's work. All of kinds of prizes that were donated by local merchants and individuals were...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 22, 2016

Hands on History set to educate, entertain kids

The surroundings will be 21st century commercialism, customers at Holiday Village Mall will be busy shopping, but at center court and elsewhere in the mall, young people will be taking a step back in time. They may be washing clothes using a 19th...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 21, 2016

Crowded auction raises money for youngsters

The Eagles Club was jam packed Saturday night. Lines of chairs, decorated by volunteers, sat on display for bidders before being auctioned off. Head Start students proudly touted the chairs they had...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 21, 2016

Chamber, city close to deal on booze at Town Square

The city of Havre and the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce may be close to an agreement that will allow people to bring alcohol to Sounds on the Square, the weekly concert held at Town Square during the summer. A proposal discussed at Wednesday...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 20, 2016

HHS students to entertain at Salute to Seniors

Senior citizens will browse through special displays of work done by Havre Public Schools students. Then they will be entertained by Havre High School musical groups. And the seniors will dine on a brunch prepared by school cafeteria staff. All of...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 19, 2016

Hi-Line Pinewood Derby excites local Scouts

Cub Scouts from four area packs - two from Havre and one each from Chester and Big Sandy - gathered at Holiday Village Mall Saturday to compete in the Hi-Line District Pinewood Derby. "Kids love...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 19, 2016

Trethewey resigns Havre council post

Havre City Councilwoman Janet Trethewey has resigned her position effective the end of April. Trethewey, who represents Ward 2, the Highland Park area, said because of her job with the Montana...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 19, 2016

Recycle Hi-Line honors 4 as environmental heroes

For years, Candi Zion handed out the annual Environmental Heroes Awards at the Havre City Council meeting before Earth Day. This year, she was on the other end of the award-giving. Zion was one of the recipients of the heroes award at Monday...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 18, 2016

Havre Beneath the Streets second in nationwide survey

Havre Beneath the Streets has finished second in voting to determine the best underground attraction in the United States. USA Today, the nation’s third largest newspaper which conducted the survey, announced the results Friday. Forestiere...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 18, 2016

Family and consumer science teachers to meet in Havre

More than 60 teachers from around Montana will be attending the annual meeting of the Montana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Wednesday through Friday at the Best Western Havre Inn and Suites. To old-timers, the subject might be better...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 18, 2016

Families, football players, scouts help with Havre Pride

The Montana State University-Northern Lights football team spanned both sides of 5th Avenue Saturday morning, trash bags in their hands, picking up a winter's worth of trash along the sidewalks and...

 

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