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 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 26, 2017 

Viaduct project blocks North Havre pedestrians

Construction on Havre's Seventh Avenue viaduct and John Wodarz Bridge over the Milk River in North Havre has rendered sidewalks on both structures closed, which has prompted people to call the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 26, 2017 

Local denies crashing his pickup through car wash building

A Havre man accused of drunkenly driving through the wall of a Havre car wash denied the allegations Monday in state District Court. Darrell Gilbert Briese, born in 1954, is charged with two counts of felony criminal endangerment, driving under the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 25, 2017

Salvation Army sets annual talent show

The public is invited to attend the fifth annual Talent of the Hi-Line talent show Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Havre High School auditorium where they will be able to take in various musical performances. The event started as an opportunity for people...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 25, 2017

Box Elder man denies robbing man at gunpoint, gets reduced bail

A Box Elder man accused of stealing an AK-47 rifle at gunpoint pleaded not guilty Monday in District Court in Havre. Dakota Houle, born in 1996, is charged with robbery, assault with a weapon and thef...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 25, 2017

Havre Man pleads not guilty to leading police on high-speed pursuit

A Havre man accused of leading officers on a high-speed pursuit in which he reached 100 miles per hour and almost ran over someone denied the charges Monday in state District Court. Gene Allen Swick, born in 1976, pleaded not guilty to charges of...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 21, 2017

Havreite campaigns to clean up vacant property

A Havre woman is leading a campaign to tackle blight that would include targeting property owners who let their vacant, rundown properties disintegrate while refusing offers to sell. Samantha...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 21, 2017

Fire displaces family

Fire department officials are investigating the source of a house fire that caused thousands of dollars of damage and has displaced the family living in the home, Fire Chief Mel Paulson said this morning. The fire was called in Thursday at 3:53 p.m....

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 20, 2017

High School outfits jazzin' it up Monday night

Taste of Jazz, a fundraising concert featuring four melodious outfits, will be happening Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Havre High School gym. For the entry price of $5, parents, friends and music lovers...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 19, 2017

Food tasting at club brings awareness to hunger

Seventeen-year-old Emily Brurud put on a food tasting event Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line for the purpose of bringing awareness to childhood hunger. "We're letting people know...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 18, 2017

Man sentenced for punching his mother

An Anaconda man received three years probation Monday in District Court in Havre for punching his mother while visiting her in Hill County. Jeffrey Shuck, born in 1981, received a three-year deferred imposition of sentence for the offense of felony...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 18, 2017

Viaduct rehab project began Monday

Construction crews began work Monday on a $1.4- million, multi-phase rehabilitation project that officials say will improve the deck surface and extend the life of the viaduct, as well as resurface...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 17, 2017

PJ's closed temporarily after small fire Sunday

PJ’s Restaurant and Casino’s kitchen is closed after a garbage can caught on fire and was extinguished by Havre firefighters early Sunday morning. The call came in to the fire department at 3:13 a.m., Havre Fire Chief Mel Paulson said this...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 14, 2017

Pastor John Chapman preaches his last Easter sermon

Pastor John Chapman moved to Havre 19 years ago and preached his first sermon here Easter Sunday of 1998. His last sermon as pastor of First Baptist Church will be this coming Easter Sunday. The topic...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 14, 2017

Havre continues fight against childhood hunger

People are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team jersey April 21 on 406 BackPack Jersey Day, a day intended to bring attention and money to a program whose goal is to curb hunger for needy elementary students before the children go home for...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 13, 2017

High speed chase suspect on the loose

Havre and Rocky Boy police are looking for a 17-year-old boy who is suspected of leading police on a high-speed chase that began in Havre and ended with a crash on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Havre City Police Lt. Aaron Wittmer said the GMC...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 13, 2017

Local teen earns top NRA shooting award

After five years of shooting in Havre's VFW Bear Paw Junior Rifle Club, 17-year old Jaison Adams earned the Distinguished Expert Rifleman Award March 28, the highest award given out by the National...

 

Easter egg hunts rampant in Havre area

Easter weekend will be filled with many opportunities for children to scramble about and search out dyed eggs, as several clubs and organizations in the area are hosting Easter Egg hunts. The Easter f...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 12, 2017

12 year-old talks about living with diabetes

Twelve-year old Bostyn Pearson of Fairfield, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 6, spoke to Montana State University-Northern nursing students Tuesday  about her condition. During...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 12, 2017

Havre schools having accreditation issues

Havre Public Schools trustees during Tuesday’s board meeting discussed accreditation issues the district is having as well as a recent trip to a trauma sensitive school national conference in Seattle. The district has educators working at Highland...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 12, 2017

Compassionate Friends donates book collection to library

Members of a group that helps people deal with the loss of a loved one made a donation Tuesday to help others deal with that loss. Gail Allen and Tami Pierce are longtime friends who have each lost a...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 10, 2017

Novel out based on Havre's outlaw 'Long George' Francis

Bozeman author James C. Simmons has written a novel based on the early 20th century Hill County cowboy outlaw Long George Francis. "Just to Keep Even" is a novel based on the controversial life of...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 10, 2017

Regional writer to write article on Beaver Creek

Celestine Duncan, editor of the regional magazine TechLine, said Thursday she will write an article on Beaver Creek Park after she visits in the summer. “We’ll do an article on it because it’s so unique,” Duncan said. She said she and Hill...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 7, 2017

Felony charge dropped, county attorney's office MIA

Charges against a Havre man with four prior assault convictions who was accused of choking his wife in June were dismissed after no one from the Hill County Attorney's Office showed up in District Cou...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 7, 2017

Hi-Line Living - Music festival returns to Havre

District 7 Music Festival time is an exciting and busy time for Havre High School students and music teachers, as music is not taken lightly in Havre. "We take our music program seriously," first-year...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 5, 2017

Old building in Beaver Creek coming down

A ramshackle old building in Beaver Creek Park's Camp Kiwanis is scheduled to be razed, park Superintendent Chad Edgar said during Monday night's Hill County Park Board meeting. LT Construction won...

 

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