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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 3, 2015 

Powwow triumphs

The 2015 Annual Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Powwow brought hundreds upon hundreds of people to the powwow grounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The powwow was bigger and better than it has been in...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 31, 2015

Hi-Line Living: The Blaine County Wildlife Museum

The Blaine County Wildlife Museum has showcased the natural beauties of the state for years now, and looks to capture even more of Montana. Tammy Edwards has been manager of the wildlife museum for...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 30, 2015

Houle sentenced to 68 months

A former Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation official was sentenced to 68 months in federal prison Wednesday at the Missouri River Federal Courthouse in Great Falls. John "Chance" Houle, in addition to...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 29, 2015

Rocky Boy official pleads guilty

A Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation official pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery and theft from the reservation. Timothy Warren Rosette, 52, of Box Elder changed his plea Tuesday during a hearing in the Missouri River Federal Courthouse in Great Falls...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 27, 2015

'Today' show to feature historic Havre post office Tuesday

“Today” is scheduled to broadcast its episode that will feature the Havre Historic Post Office Tuesday. Film crews arrived in Havre to film Drs. Erica Farmer and Marc Whitacre’s story of how they took the dilapidated building on the 300 Block...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 23, 2015

HAVMAT presents stand up comedy

HAVMAT, Havre's alternative arts and entertainment publication, is sponsoring a stand-up comedy show tonight at Eagle's Aerie #166. Local comedian and HAVMAT contributor James Carden decided to...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 22, 2015

Task force lists drug case results

The Tri-Agency Safe Trails Task Force released its annual report for the last fiscal year and has reportedly been busy. The task force doesn’t release information publicly as each case occurs and self-reports statistics of their work every year....

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 22, 2015

Murderer goes back to prison

A Box Elder man who was convicted in connection to a murder was sentenced to another term in prison for violating his probation. Jordan Charles Demontiney was sentenced to five months custody with 44 months of supervised release after using alcohol...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 21, 2015

Fire burns Havre garage, vehicles

A fire fully took a residence's garage and two vehicles parked outside it around 5:30 this morning. Firefighters received a call at 5:33 a.m. from the 600 Block of 2nd Avenue about a fire that had...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 17, 2015

Holly Williams to bring country to Havre fair

Holly Williams, the daughter of Hank Williams Jr., will bring Nashville to Havre when she takes the stage Sunday night. Williams, 31, is the big entertainment for Sunday. Her website states that “part of the key to Holly Williams’ success as a...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 17, 2015

Miss Great Northern Rodeo crowned

The 2014 Miss Great Northern Rodeo passed on her crown at the coronation at Great Northern Fairgrounds Thursday. Paige Raty, a Montana State University-Northern student and rodeo team member, was crow...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 15, 2015

Scout to fix Rotary Park train as Eagle project

Vander Swensen, 15, a Boy Scout of America looking for his Eagle Scout status, is going to replace the mock train at Rotary Park in order to give back to the community. Every Eagle Scout candidate...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 14, 2015

Havre Trails to organize September hike series

Most every Sunday of September, Havre Trails will be organizing hikes — some accompanied by educational lectures. The schedule is not set in stone just yet, but a hike through the Bear Paw Ski Bowl with Dave Martens, a hike to view and discuss...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 13, 2015

My carny days are over

(Havre Daily News reporter John Paul Schmidt spent two days as a carnival worker at the Blaine County Fair. This follows up on his stint as a pig wrestler at the Great Northern Fair last year. Here is his report on his adventure in Chinook.) Last...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 10, 2015

Havre fireworks show: Behind the scenes

The Havre Jaycees have been putting on a fireworkss show for more than 40 years and a lot goes into planning one out. Jason Murri is in charge of the fireworks show every year and it's something he al...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 9, 2015

Local crops destroyed by July Fourth storm

The severe thunderstorms that hit Hill County left many farmers in the area taking huge losses to their crops. The up to 97 mph straight-line winds, flash rain and hail for many crops finished off an...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 9, 2015

MAT prepares youthful thespians for the stage

The Kids MAT summer camp brought more than 70 kids to the Little Theatre at Montana State University-Northern to create, develop and put on their own show. Collette Hagen is an intern with Montana...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 9, 2015

Detroit writer visits, speaks to Havre on book tour

Elizabeth Pilar, an acclaimed short story writer from Detroit, will be at the Havre-Hill County Library tonight at 7 p.m. to read excerpts from her new book, "A Blue Moon in China," and speak to...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 8, 2015

Rocky Boy man's former boss sentenced to six months

A man working for the government who falsely issued checks to a Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation man was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison. Larry Ray Denny, a former employee of the United States Bureau of Land Management, is scheduled to be...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 8, 2015

Hi-Line Living preview: Anatomy of a Hi-Line fireworks display

Jason Murri has been the man behind the curtain every Fourth of July for many years and Saturday explained the anatomy of a firework show. A firework show takes dozens of hours of preparation before...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 8, 2015

Names of Fort Belknap fatalities released

The names of the two people who died in a rollover motor vehicle crash Monday have been released. Kelsey Ann Cochran, 19, of Hays and Richard Walker Angelbrien, 22, of Rocky Boy, died after the Toyota Camry they were riding in went off the road...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 7, 2015

No tornado touched down the Fourth

National Weather Service in Great Falls, after sending an investigative team up to the Hi-Line, found that no tornado touched down during the storm Saturday. Radar indicated Saturday night that there...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 7, 2015

Two dead in Blaine County rollover

Two people died after a vehicle rolled over on Highway 11, three miles outside of Lodge Pole Monday. The names have not been released yet, but the deceased were 22 and 19 years of age. The third person in the vehicle, 21, was taken to the hospital...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 6, 2015

Man dies in Saturday crash

A man died in a rollover motor vehicle crash near Beaver Creek Park Saturday morning. Steven Formanack, 52, of Great Falls was driving his Dodge Ram 1500 north on Montana Secondary Highway 234 from Beaver Creek Park when he failed to negotiate a...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 2, 2015

Hi-Line Living: Havre takes flight

Biscuits and gravy and airplane rides comprised the most important meal of the day for many Havre youth Saturday. Over 100 people got to go out in small airplanes flying out of the Havre City-County...

 

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