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 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 27, 2017 

Havre schools salute seniors Sunday

Havre Public Schools are inviting senior citizens to a celebration of their support Sunday at Havre Middle School. “If you qualify for any ‘senior’ discount, consider yourself invited as we celebrate the contributions you’ve made to our...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 26, 2017

St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group continues efforts

The group working to repair the water system that provides close to half — almost all in some years — of the water flowing through the Milk River met last week to continue the discussion about repairing the 110-year-old irrigation and municipal w...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 25, 2017

Senate rejects mail ballots, absentee ballots available today

The Hill County Clerk and Recorder’s Office announced that today, one day after the Montana Senate rejected allowing mail ballots in the upcoming U.S. House of Representatives special election, absentee ballots are available in the courthouse. The...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 25, 2017

Concert at Northern

Montana State University-Northern is inviting the community to a concert Thursday in the Student Union Building Ballroom. As Girls Go, an adult contemporary rock duo from Nashville, Tennessee, will start their performance at 8 p.m. The acoustic duo...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 21, 2017

Solomon, Seigel file for re-election

The 2017 Havre city elections kicked off Tuesday with two candidates filing for re-election in the nonpartisan elections. Havre City Judge Virginia Seigel and Mayor Tim Solomon filed as candidates...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 21, 2017

Benefit set Saturday for Ramona Stump

People are holding a benefit Saturday to help a group of people who lost everything in a house fire March 23 on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation near Box Elder. Mamie Stump said that along with her sister Ramona Stump, who lived in the house, three...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 21, 2017

MDT putting centerline rumble strips on area highways

People may experience short delays on highways in north-central Montana for the next month or two as the Great Falls Office of the Montana Department of transportation works to install centerline rumble strips on the highways. “Centerline rumble...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 14, 2017

PJ's closed after fire

Staff members of PJ’s Restaurant and Casino were cleaning up this morning after a fire started and was put out in the restaurant. A staff member said the fire was small and started at a stove, but it will take a few days to clean and dry the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 13, 2017

FWP: Will take everyone to stop spread of mussels

Montana's Fish, Wildlife and Parks had a consistent message during a meeting in Havre about efforts to stop the spread of invasive mussels in the state: It will take more than efforts by state...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 13, 2017

Court rules for counties in Long Soldier lawsuit

Eight years after the death of high school basketball standout Allen “A.J” Long Soldier Jr. in the Hill County jail, the Montana Supreme Court ruled this week that Hill and Blaine county law enforcement did not discriminate against Long Soldier...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 10, 2017

Washington foundation matches funds for new Diesel Tech Center

Montana State University-Northern announced Friday it has received a donation from The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation to match a quarter-million in fundraising to help build the new Diesel...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 10, 2017

Klassy wins international photo award for second straight year

A Havre photogapher has won, for the second-straight year, international acclaim. Todd Klassy's photograph of wheat fields in front of mountains near Geraldine, published in the March 2017 issue of Mo...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 7, 2017

Havre's Roberts, Staples compete at national hockey tournaments

Two Havre hockey players left the state this week to compete at separate national tournaments, one in Orlando, Florida, the other in Frisco, Texas. Bridger Staples and Ethan Roberts, both Havre Ice Hawks, also are on teams with the Montana...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 7, 2017

Blue pinwheels planted at Havre's Town Square

Local volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates joined others Thursday to plant a special garden - a garden of blue pinwheels. The blue-and-silver pinwheel is the symbol of child abuse...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 7, 2017

Locals ready to plow with moldboards

Some local equipment owners who like older models are inviting people to come out Saturday east of Havre to see how fields were plowed in years gone by. “We enjoy the old farm tractors and like to give people the chance to see how their grampa...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 6, 2017

Skills students converge on Northern for 46th SkillsUSA conference

Havre's university once again hosted a convention of students in skill categories with two days of competition culminating in an awards ceremony at Montana State University-Northern's Armory...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 4, 2017

Pizza Hut benefit set Thursday to help twins

People have the chance Thursday to help a small family deal with medical and travel expenses for their tiny twins while having some pizza. Lisa Kudrna said Luke and Steele, sons of Katie Bell and George Marcenko, were born March 15, with Luke...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 3, 2017

Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line shows 'Screenagers'

Havre’s Boys & Girls Club is bringing a movie to town Wednesday that looks at a common question in the digital age: How much time is too much for children and youths to spend looking at a screen? Gal Phillips, development director at Boys & Girls...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 31, 2017

Windy Boy's suicide prevention bill to be vehicle for state efforts

Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, said in an emailed release Thursday that his suicide prevention bill, House Bill 118, would be the vehicle used for suicide bills this legislative session. That bill, which appropriates $500,000 for its...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 31, 2017

Where were you when the lights went out?

The local acting troupe is putting on a special, three-weekend, two-town production of dinner theater farce in April. The Montana Actors' Theatre production of the 1965 play "Black Comedy" by Peter...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 28, 2017

Benefit set for 10-month-old with liver cancer

People in Havre Thursday have a chance to help an infant girl who is undergoing surgery today in Seattle. Havre’s Pizza Hut is holding a benefit Thursday for 10-month-old Payton KillEagle, whose grandmother Iris KillEagle said was having surgery...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 28, 2017

Fort Belknap endorses Gorsuch for Supreme Court

The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation has endorsed President Donald Trump’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court. “In sum, while we do not expect that Judge (Neil) Gorsuch will agree with tribal interests on every issue, we also believe that he is...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 20, 2017

Rocky Boy casino lawsuit stretches back more than a decade

Wednesday’s hearing in a lawsuit that has led the government of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation to warn it would be laying people off and not making payments in some areas to its members is the latest step in a story about funding a tribal casino...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 17, 2017

Blaine County flood warning in effect

National Weather Service has put a flood watch out for Clear Creek in Blaine County near Chinook, saying that snow melt from the Bear Paw Mountains has put the creek level above the flood stage. Blaine County Commissioner Frank DePriest said this...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 9, 2017

Report: Study 'clearly demonstrates' benefits of upgrading Wild Horse

Another study on the impacts of upgrading the status of the crossing on the Canadian border north of Havre has found the same results: An increase in hours and easing the ability to haul freight across the border will help the economies of both...

 

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