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 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 10, 2015

Enjoying the weather

While more record highs are not expected for Havre in the near future, plenty of summer-like weather remains in the forecast for the next week. Sunday's high of 96 was hottest in the state and tied a...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 5, 2015

Giveaway House files lawsuit

The granddaughter of a local charity's co-founder faces more legal issues in a dispute over that charity. Community Giveaway House filed a lawsuit against Sheila Forshee, her mother and a former...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 4, 2015

Englehardt, Holt sentenced on meth charges

Two Havre men were sentenced in federal court in Missoula to prison terms on methamphetamine charges alleging they helped run a distribution ring running from California through Ravalli County and to the HI-Line.. Judges sentenced Nicholas Clinton...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 22, 2015

Zinke honors Purkett on floor of Congress for service

A decorated Havre veteran was one of several honored in Congress Wednesday by a member with an impressive military history of his own. Havre veteran Willard "Bill" Purkett, who died in 2000 at age...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 22, 2015

Daines, Tester work on VA issues

Montana's U.S. senators both pushed for action - one successfully, one not - to change the federal Veterans Affairs Administration, including a successful amendment to allow veterans to use medical...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 21, 2015

Eagles Manor under new management

A decades-old independent living home in Havre is under new management, with a few changes in policy. Bobbi Teasley, service coordinator at Havre’s Eagles Manor, said the facility will host an open Sunday, June 7, from 3-5 p.m. “We invite you to...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 21, 2015

New Big Sandy library close to construction

A project years in the making is close to fruition, with the local committee working to build a new branch of the Chouteau County Library in Big Sandy. Marla Ray, member of the local committee, said...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 30, 2014

Empire Builder to resume regular schedule in January

With 2014 work on BNSF Railway tracks wrapping up, the national rail transportation service plans to get its Hi-Line trains back on schedule. Amtrak announced that The Empire Builder that runs from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, Ore., will resume... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    State News    December 24, 2014

Former Havre Police Chief Kevin Olson takes over probation and parole

Department of Corrections director Mike Batista announced Monday in a press release that former Havre Police Chief Kevin Olson has joined the department as administrator of the Probation and Parole division. Olson, who was appointed Havre police...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 1, 2014

Man jailed on charge of attempted murder

A man was in the Hill County jail this morning being held on suspicion of attempted murder, but details of his arrest were not available by printing deadline this morning. The Hill County Detention Center inmate population listed Doug Hopf, 46, of... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 21, 2014

Young faces strangulation charge in fed court

A Fort Belknap Indian Reservation man is facing federal charges alleging he, on multiple occasions, strangled a woman and threatened to “end her.” Kyle Young, 33, a former law enforcement officer, pleaded not guilty in federal District Court in...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 10, 2014

Winter hits Montana for real

Old Man Winter blanketed the state with white Sunday night and this morning, with snow falling throughout Montana and a sharp drop in temperatures - with no end in sight for the short term. In Havre,... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 6, 2014

Local voter turnout lowest in 14 years

In another Republican major victory in traditionally Democratic Hill and Blaine counties, voters generally had the lowest turnout since 1998. The Secretary of State website reports, with all 17 Hill... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 6, 2014

Havre man pleads guilty in sex assault

A Havre man has pleaded guilty to raping a 7-year-old girl in 2005. Jacob Walker, born in 1985, had asked Judge Daniel Boucher, to dismiss the charges against him, but ended up pleading to a reduced charge. Walker pleaded guilty to sexual assault whe... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 3, 2014

Election 2014: House District 27: Rob Laas

Born: March 20, 1965, Chester High school graduation: Chester High School, 1983 College: Montana State University, Northern Montana College, no degree Military: None Political office: None Family:...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 31, 2014

Election 2014: House District 33: Mike Lang

Born: Aug. 30 1949 Fort Belknap High school graduation: Malta High School 1967 College: Studied at Carroll College, received a Bachelor of Sciene in business from Eastern Montana College in Billings...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 31, 2014

Election 2014: House District 33: Mike Finley

Born: Dec. 20, 1948, Butte High school graduation: Butte Central High School, 1967 College: Two years Montana Tech in Butte Military: None Work: Dishwasher; Anaconda Copper Company miner, mine truck...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 30, 2014

Election 2014: House District 32: Gilbert Bruce Meyers

Gilbert Bruce Meyers of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation said he decided to try another tack this year in improving lives in Indian Country and filed as a candidate in House District 32 in this year's... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 16, 2014

MAT looks at life, death in 'On Borrowed Time'

A co-director of the latest Montana Actors' Theatre production urged people to come see the show, which opens Friday in Montana State University-Northern's Little Theatre in Cowan Hall. "It's a... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 16, 2014

Region stays pleasantly warm for season

After a steady shower with a spectacular lightning show soaked the region Wednesday evening and this morning, the area is expected to return to unseasonably mild temperatures this weekend and early... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 15, 2014

Clack Museum events in the works

The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board heard an update of upcoming events during its monthly meeting Monday in the Holiday Village Mall. Clack Foundation President Elaine Morse and the Clack Museum Board Chair Judi Dritshulas, also an ex officio...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 15, 2014

Last Clack child dies, museum sends condolences

The board of the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum heard Monday about the death of the last surviving child of the Havre businessman for whom the museum is named, and the condolences the museum is sending to the family. Board Chair Judi Dritshulas said...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 14, 2014

Museum move to Griggs on-going

The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board heard an update Monday on the move to a new location, with items now in storage at the Griggs Building on the 100 Block of 5th Avenue and plans to move its board meetings there in a few months. Board President... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 14, 2014

Scouts look to join Clack Museum

The Boy Scouts of America soon may be joining a Hill County museum to preserve and present history. The board of the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Monday approved a proposal by board member Thomas Huether, also the Boy Scouts of America Hi-Line... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 13, 2014

Farm Bill listening session Tuesday

The Montana Grain Growers Association is holding a listening session on the Hi-Line Tuesday with a discussion of the new Farm Bill on the agenda. In a press release, the association says the focus of the 12 sessions being held this week and Thursday... Full story


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