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 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 27, 2017 

Investigation ongoing in school shooting threat

No charges had been filed as of Friday involving a potential shooting threat that led to police officers being stationed in all Havre public schools, and Havre’s chief of police said the investigation is ongoing. Chief Gabe Matosich said Thursday...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 24, 2017

SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army, founded in 1865 in London by a Methodist preacher named William Booth, has since spread to 127 countries, with 7,551 centers in communities across the U.S., including one in...

 

9C - uniquely charming

The Hi-Line has done it again. I am smitten. Some more. I’ve savored the charms of sparsely populated, quiet, no traffic, low crime Montana for more than a year now since my cross-country move. But one thing I never thought would give me warm...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 23, 2017

Local officials concerned about invasive mussels

A potentially destructive invasive mussel larvae was detected October 2016 for the first time in Montana, and should the larvae spread, local officials said, it could cause major problems such as...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 22, 2017

Fair board nearing manager hire

With six applicants to be interviewed, Great Northern Fair Board members are one step closer to hiring a manager-groundskeeper. The debate among fair board members in the past had been whether to...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 21, 2017

Fundraiser set for students' Florida science trip

A Havre Middle School science teacher is taking 47 students on a science trip to Florida in June, where, among the activities scheduled, they are to disect a shark and snorkel with manatees. “It’s a life-changing experience,” Danielle Parsons...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 20, 2017

No arrests made in school shooting threat

Officers have not made any arrests related to a shooting threat made Thursday evening toward Havre High School and the investigation is still ongoing, an officer with the police department said this morning. Officer Lucas Aimes said the threat that...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 17, 2017

The 9C drives into Havre

Crowded, screaming student sections, blowing bands, admonishing coaches and cheering parents, a Hi-Line city riddled with school buses bearing the insignias of C class schools from all over the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 17, 2017

Havre schools receive threat, disperse officers

Police officers have been dispersed and posted at all the Havre public schools today after a threat aimed at Havre High School was made Thursday evening, Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said this morning. Havre police say in a press release issued...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 17, 2017

Local man accused of striking 9-month-old

A Havre man is accused of hitting a 9-month-old hard enough to cause a hemorrhage in the infant’s left eye. Bruce Collins, born in 1989, is charged with felony assault on a minor. An arrest warrant was returned on Collins Thursday and he is in the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 16, 2017

Bakke gives a moment of magic to Fergus Golden Eagle

Fergus High School senior Luke Derheim says one of the best moments of his life happened Feb. 4, when the Havre High School Blue Ponies came to town and he scored the first basket of his life in a...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 16, 2017

Police investigating threat at Havre Public Schools

Police officers have been posted at all the Havre public schools today after a threat was called in Thursday evening, Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said this morning. The investigation is ongoing, Matosich said, and there is no information on the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 15, 2017

From the Courts, Feb. 15, 2017

Woman sentenced for having meth and pipes A Box Elder woman received three years probation Monday in District Court in Havre after being caught with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia while trespassing. Brittany L. Henderson, born in 1995,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 15, 2017

Havre public schools buying new buses

Havre Public Schools will be buying two new school buses for $105,800 each to replace two old route buses with high mileage. The motion to make the purchase was approved Tuesday night during the Havre Public School Board of Trustees meeting, during...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 15, 2017

Park board sets special cabin lease meeting

The chairman of the Hill County Park Board has called a special meeting Feb. 22 to begin discussion and approval of the recommended lease requirements for Beaver Creek Park’s cabin lease sites, inviting the public to attend and comment at the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 14, 2017

MAT holds Valentine's Day burlesque in Havre

Montana Actors’ Theatre will host a Valentine’s Day Cabaret — Burlesque — Martinis event Saturday in the Havre Historic Post Office building, including a performance by the Cigarette Girls Burlesque. “It’s entertainment that we don’t...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 13, 2017

Airport fixing 30 years of incorrect power bills

For more than 30 years, the Havre City-County Airport has been paying power bills for nonexistent services, airport and city officials say. Airport manager Tony Dolphay discovered about six months ago that the airport has been paying NorthWestern...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 10, 2017

9 years in the making: Big Sandy's Jeff Reichelt Memorial Library

For nine years, the Jeff Reichelt Memorial Library in Big Sandy was no more than a concept, born of a local who gave away a building and asked that a library be built in its place to commemorate her...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 9, 2017

Benefits set for 5-year-old

A benefit auction and dinner will be held Feb. 25 at the Eagles Club and Pizza Hut will donate proceeds March 16 to raise money for 5-year-old Jayce Lodgepole, who has gastroenteropathy, a stomach and intestines disorder. Because of longterm steroid...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 9, 2017

Havre man denies charges of beating, kidnapping girlfriend

A Havre man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in state District Court in Havre to beating his girlfriend repeatedly and keeping her locked up in a room for days. Rick Valdez, born in 1976, is charged with...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 8, 2017

From the Courts, Feb. 8, 2017

Woman sentenced for illegally selling prescription pills A Great Falls woman received three years probation Monday in District Court for illegally selling prescription pills in Havre. Callie Jo Hardesty, born in 1991, received a three-year suspended...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 8, 2017

Rocky Boy school building being checked for drugs

A Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation school district building has been closed off as it’s being tested for illicit drugs and the staff in the adjacent building has been relocated, Superintendent Voyd St. Pierre said Tuesday. The building in question...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 7, 2017

Burglaries continue at Beaver Creek

The Beaver Creek Park superintendent said Monday night the latest stint of park cabin burglaries has been the worst he’s seen during his entire 12-year stint as superintendent. “It’s getting kind of scary,” Superintendent Chad Edgar told...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 3, 2017

DEA: Heroin likely the next drug wave in Montana

Stacy Zinn and Tammy Ralston are two Montanans tackling the same complex problem of prescription drug addiction and distribution in different ways. Zinn is a Drug Enforcement Agency agent in Billings...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 1, 2017

First class of paramedics working way through Northern

Students enrolled in Montana State University-Northern's new emergency medical service program since last fall are on their way to becoming certified paramedics. "We'll have more skills and a much...

 

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