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 By John Kelleher    Opinion    September 19, 2016

Pam Hillery - A lot of life in 56 years

A massive sob came over Havre Thursday afternoon as word spread that civic leader Pam Hillery had died. She had meant so much to so many. On Facebook, in downtown conversations, in office buildings, people mourned her passing. Not that it was a...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 4, 2016

Phillips County reveals info on shooting incident

Ambrose Mecklenburg was walking down the middle of Highway 191 wearing only underwear prior to his fatal confrontation with Deputy Alan Guderjahn July 27. Mecklenburg died when he was shot and killed by the deputy after Mecklenburg repeatedly...

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Kelleher column: It's the end of a great ride

A couple of months ago, Fortune magazine did one of its surveys on the worst jobs in America. For the third year in a row, newspaper reporter was listed as the worst job you could hold. The low pay, long hours, financial trouble of newspapers,...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 4, 2016

City commission sends charter proposal to ballot

The proposed city charter for Havre will be on the ballot on Nov. 8. The Government Study Commission voted 2-0 Thursday night with Perry Attichson absent to put the proposed city manager form of government on the ballot that will be mailed out to...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 2, 2016

Bullhook contract OK'd, work to start soon

Work will begin soon on the reconstruction of the Bullhook stormwater system which runs through Havre, much of it covered by buildings and pavement. The first step will be reconstruction of the 500...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 2, 2016

No street improvement referendum this fall

Havre residents will not be voting on a street reconstruction program in this November’s elections, Mayor Tim Solomon made a last-ditch attempt to get a proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot that would approve a 75 mill levy for 20 years to begin work on...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 29, 2016

Study panel may back Class 2 city status

Mayor Tim Solomon may have some support in his his efforts to reclassify Havre as a Class 2 city. Two of the three members of the Government Study Commission, which is reviewing the city's form of government, said they would back the proposal. They...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 25, 2016

Portrayal tells the life of CMR's wife

The old Faber Schoolhouse on the Great Northern Fairgrounds was full of people sitting in the old-style, classroom wooden desks Thursday night. The overflow crowd was sitting in folding chairs along the side of the room, They were fanning themselves...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 20, 2016

Program at fair will focus on C.M. Russell's wife

The Faber Schoolhouse on the Great Northern Fairgrounds is a symbol of yesteryear. It will come alive Thursday night when Mary Jane Bradbury tells the story of Nancy Cooper Russell, wife of the famed artist Charles M. Russell. The actress and...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 19, 2016

4 compete for Miss Rodeo title

Four locals will compete for Miss Great Northern Rodeo this week. The four will be interviewed and exhibit their modeling and horse-riding talents at noon Wednesday at the Great Northern Fairgrounds'...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 19, 2016

City council approves buying new police equipment

The Havre Police Department may soon be getting new radar guns and new furniture for the city’s 911 dispatch center. The city hopes to purchase the equipment under a $10,530 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. City Council authorized...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 18, 2016

Chairman makes strong push for city manager

Dave Brewer said he is a strong supporter of the plan to make major renovations to Havre's deteriorating street system. Just the same, Brewer told the Pachyderms Friday that he is happy the City...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 18, 2016

Lotton reports arriving at GOP convention in Cleveland

Settling into Cleveland and socializing was the highlight of Sunday's activities at the Republican National Convention. Brad Lotton of Havre, one of Montana's delegates, said the highlight for him was...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 14, 2016

Program will help women enter nontraditional careers

Montana State University-Northern is launching a new program to encourage women to enter nontraditional careers. The program will encourage women to enter courses leading to occupations that have traditionally had few women, such as plumbing or...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 13, 2016

Council panel favors scaled-back streets program

A Havre City Council committee has proposed that voters be asked to pay $15 million over 20 years to improve city streets. That is one-half the amount that was rejected by voters in November 2015. But under the proposal adopted by the Streets and...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 13, 2016

Buffalo Jump slates moonlight tour

The public is invited to a moonlight tour of the Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump Friday night. The tour will be conducted with glow sticks and candles. People will be given the chance to practice with an atlatl, an ancient throwing weapon. “People...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 13, 2016

Bank gives 4-H Chuckwagon a $50,000 boost

The effort to raise $400,000 for a new 4-H Chuckwagon for the Great Northern Fairgrounds is three-quarters of the way home thanks to a donation Tuesday. Independence Bank contributed $50,000 in the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 12, 2016

Hays call center to celebrate expansion

Island Mountain Development Group will celebrate the 5,200-square foot expansion of the eCommerce call center in Hays Wednesday, July 20. The expanded part of the call center, which handles calls for internet lending businesses, was opened some time...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 12, 2016

City panel to discuss streets program proposal

A Havre City Council committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. today to discuss the proposal to renovate city streets. The Streets and Sidewalks Committee is considering a variety of proposals to rehabilitate deteriorating city streets. A $30 million program...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 12, 2016

City charter panel questioned on manager proposal

The Havre Government Study Commission heard questions but no outright opposition to the proposed city manager form of government at a public hearing at Monday night. The biggest concern raised by people was the cost of the position and how the city...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 11, 2016

Saturday Market opens for 2016

Jake Waldner stood behind a table full of delicious-looking homemade baked goods and homegrown vegetables Saturday morning at the first-of-the-season Saturday Market on Town Square. There were fewer...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 11, 2016

Havre Study Commission to hold public hearing

The Havre Study Commission will inch closer to making its final report at 7 p.m. today when it holds a public hearing at city hall. The commission members said they want to hear from the public on its tentative proposal which calls for:...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 8, 2016

Havre City-County airport gets grant for design work

The Havre City-County Airport will get a $144,900 U.S. Department of Transportation grant to do design work for repairs and improvements to its taxiways, Sen. Steve. Daines announced. Runway work at t...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 6, 2016

City Council rejects downgrading city status

Havre City Council, after a tense debate, voted unanimously by voice vote Monday night to reject Mayor Tim Solomon's proposal to change the city's classification from Class 1 to Class 2. "I don't...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 6, 2016

Streets to close for 2 downtown festivals

Havre City Council Tuesday gave its OK to two street closings for community festivals in coming months. The Hill County Health Department will hold its annual Lil’ Shots Carnival Friday, Aug. 12, and asked that 4th Avenue from 3rd to 4th streets...

 

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