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 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 18, 2017 

Hi-Line Living - Giving and Growing: Bob Doney

It took four years of tilling the ground before Bob Doney had a plot that could produce, he said. Once that plot off Bullhook Drive was fertile, Doney was off and growing and hasn't looked back since....

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 18, 2017 

From the courts: District Court

A Havre man was sentenced Monday in District Court in Havre to probation for pointing a pistol at a man and for having drugs without a prescription. Eric William Brewer, born in 1993, received a three-year deferred imposition of sentence for felony...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 18, 2017 

LaFond State Farm in second year of school supply drive

Although the originator of last year’s back-to-school supply drive moved on, the employees of Tom LaFond State Farm are aiming to continue the annual supply drive. Office Manager Angela Twombly said last year was such a success that the office...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 17, 2017

Vehicle-ignited fire kills Ohio woman

Two fires have hit Hill County this week, with one resulting in the death of an Ohio woman. Pauline H. Siegel of Powell, Ohio, 58, died Tuesday when the vehicle she was riding in sparked a grassland fire about 20 miles north of Gildford that then...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 17, 2017

From the Courts: District Court

A Havre man received three years probation Monday in District Court for slapping his 4-month-old daughter in the face. Levi C. Bixby, born in 1994, received a three-year deferred imposition of sentence for the offense of felony assault on a minor....

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 16, 2017

Havre woman seeks help with cancer bills

Debbie Swanson said doctors told her that if she hadn't fallen and hurt herself, she probably would've been dead by now. A December 2016 fall that prompted an emergency room visit two days before Chri...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 16, 2017

Powell woman dies in fire near Gildford

A 58-year-old Powell woman died Tuesday when the vehicle she was riding in sparked a grassland fire about 20 miles north of Gildford that then engulfed the vehicle, the Hill County Sheriff’s Office reports. The Sheriff’s office received a call ab...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 15, 2017

Hawley sentenced to seven years for beating girlfriend

A man was sentenced to Montana State Prison for the next 7 years for beating his girlfriend in Havre last year in a case that captured the attention of the Montana Attorney General’s office after it initially was dismissed due to the lack of a...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 14, 2017

16-year-old arrested for vandalism

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Saturday morning after officers found several graffiti marks painted within the city limits. The boy was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and juvenile curfew violations Saturday morning at 2:15 on the 1000...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 14, 2017

Local schools prepare for budget cuts

Havre Public Schools will be one of the hardest hit districts in this part of north-central Montana as Montana public schools will receive $19.1 million less in the next two years due to low state revenue projections triggering budget cuts....

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 11, 2017

Northern settles discrimination claim

Montana State University-Northern has settled a racial discrimination complaint with a Native American studies adjunct professor and agreed to pay her $35,000. The settlement reached July 14 with Yvonne Tiger is by no means an admission of fault by...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 11, 2017

Fire burns up to 500 tons of hay

Firefighters have been working since Thursday evening to put out a blaze at Baltrusch Farms where 400 to 500 tons of hay caught on fire. The fire was caused by moisture in the bales, Havre Fire...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 10, 2017

Fun event encourages early savings

The annual Bear Paw Credit Union for Kids Day was a chance for kids and their guardians to have fun Wednesday afternoon at Pepin Park as the event sought to teach and encourage kids to begin saving...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 7, 2017

Demand leads to new Big Sandy kamut facility

While demand for Kracklin' Kamut grows and 100,000 acres of kamut grain now are contracted in the U.S. and Canada, a new production facility officially opened Friday in Big Sandy. The facility, named...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 4, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Rudyard seeking new Sore Head

The people of Rudyard have been without an official sore head since the last one, Cliff Ulmen, died at the age of 95 Dec. 7, 2014. By Sept. 18, they will have a new one. For decades, Rudyard has been...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 4, 2017

Dog trainer coming to Havre

A Chinook woman has invited a  California dog trainer to Havre to help meet demand for those seeking quality dog training sessions. Alissa Hewitt, owner of three rescue dogs, said she invited trainer Scott Jackson for four days of instruction after...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 4, 2017

Locals push school supply drive

School is set to begin in just weeks, and some people are organizing supply drives to help needy children alleviate the burden of meeting supply demands. Simone Smith started a school supply drive with her former State Farm co-workers last year. The...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 3, 2017

Fake $100s continue to circulate in Havre

After more than a week from the first report of the kind, police are still receiving reports that businesses are being bamboozled by individuals paying with fake $100 bills. A caller from a First...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 3, 2017

Havreite takes over State Crime Lab

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has appointed Havre native Scott Larson to become the next director of the Montana State Crime Lab. Larson, who graduated Havre High School in 1993 before earning a...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 2, 2017

National Night Out lands in Havre

Havre's sixth annual National Night Out began with a helicopter landing on the lawn, just yards away from the rock climbing wall and numerous parents holding onto their children. By 5:40 p.m., event...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 1, 2017

Fake $100s hit Havre

Havre Police are investigating multiple incidents in which fake $100 bills have been used at local Havre businesses. “These bills look very similar to a true $100 bill. However, they are marked ‘For Motion Picture Use Only,’” a press release...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 1, 2017

New back-to-school backpack fundraiser next week

A local group has launched a back to school fundraiser meant to individually prepare needy students for the new school year. Christy Edmonds, a para professional in the Havre public school and chair of a committee working on the Back To School Bash,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 31, 2017

Health needs survey begins Tuesday

A group of volunteers, on behalf of the Hill County Health Consortium, will conduct a three day door-to-door survey for the purpose of better understanding the health needs of the community. The surve...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 28, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Should Fresno feed fish as well as crops?

Advocates say it's high time Fresno Reservoir be recognized and authorized as what it already is - a recreational body of water and fishery as well as an irrigation reservoir. This year's drought has...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 28, 2017

Hospital warns of lookalike phone number scam

Northern Montana Hospital officials would like people to know that telemarketers who appear to be calling from the hospital do not represent Northern Montana Hospital. Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Julianne LaSmith said Havreites have...

 

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