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Articles from the January 24, 2012 edition

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 By John Kelleher    TEST/State Headlines    January 24, 2012

Montana jobless rate down

In December, the fourth month in a row, Montana's jobless rate declined. The state's unemployment rate went down from 7.1 percent in November to 6.8 percent in December. The national unemployment rate has declined steadily since August, registering...

 
 By George Ferguson    TEST/MSU-Northern Sports/Sports    January 24, 2012

Lights drop just one spot in new NAIA Poll

A split on the road is always big in Frontier Conference basketball. It was particularly crucial to the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team this past weekend. And thrashing the...

 
 By George Ferguson    TEST/MSU-Northern Sports/Sports    January 24, 2012

MSU-N wrestlers shine in Minot

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team is hitting the stretch run of the season. It appears the Lights are also hitting their stride. On Thursday night, the No. 8 Lights dismantled... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    TEST/High School Sports/Sports    January 24, 2012

Blue Pony grapplers host top-ranked GFH

After a solid second-place finish at the Class A duals in Lewistown over the weekend, the Havre High wrestling team is wasting no time getting back on the mats. It is a very short turnaround, considering the Central A Blue Ponies wrestled seven...

 
 By George Ferguson    TEST/High School Sports/Sports    January 24, 2012

Hi-Line Girls Basketball Roundup

Chester/J-I's Nikole Wolfe (ball) goes in for a shot during a District 10C girls basketball game against Simms last Saturday in Chester. Chester/J-I's Kate Graff (left) looks to pass during Saturday... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    TEST/High School Sports/Sports    January 24, 2012

Hi-Line Boys Basketball Roundup

Chester/J-I's Dustin Romain (ball) dribbles around a Simms defender during a District 10C boys basketball game last Saturday in Chester. C/J-I's Jordan Oraw (left) makes a pass during a 10C boys basketball game last Saturday night in Chester. With th...

 
 By John Kelleher    TEST/State Headlines    January 24, 2012

Montana jobless rate down

In December, the fourth month in a row, Montana's jobless rate declined. The state's unemployment rate went down from 7.1 percent in November to 6.8 percent in December. The national unemployment rate has declined steadily since August, registering... Full story

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 24, 2012

Mental health peer group started

According to Michele Holden, chair of the Local Advisory Council, one in four people have been affected by a mental health crisis either first or second hand, and the council hopes to draw on that experience. The council is hoping to use a recently...

 
 By Tim Leeds    TEST/Local Headlines/State Headlines    January 24, 2012

Baucus to lead tax panel

Montana's senior senator announced that today he will hold the first meeting of a special committee tasked with extending benefits that are hoped to help with the economic recovery. Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who chairs the Senate Finance...

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 24, 2012

Biofuels grant excites MSU-Northern

Courtesy photo/Jim Potter Paul Tuss, executive director of Bear Paw Development Corp., answers a question this morning about an Economic Development Agency grant headed to MSU-Northern. To his right are Tony Preite, director of university outreach...

 
 By Tristan    TEST/Obituaries    January 24, 2012

Bryce Arle Johnson

Bryce Arle Johnson Bryce Arle Johnson went to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 21, 2012. He was born Oct. 21, 1937. He landed his dream job working in the accounting office for the Great Northern Railroad in Whitefish. He married Ardith Cox June...

 
 By BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent    TEST/National & World Headlines    January 24, 2012

Obama: Every American should get a fair shot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for a flurry of help for a hurting middle class and higher taxes on millionaires, delivering a State of the Union address filled with re-electio... Full story

 
 By Tristan    TEST/High School Sports/Sports    January 24, 2012

Breaking Sports: Bison too powerful for Ponies on the mat

Havre High's Kolton Lodge (top) works on a GFH opponent during a heavyweight match at Tuesday night's dual between the Blue Ponies and Bison in Havre. In a showdown between the No. 2 team in Class AA and the No. 2 team in Class A, the AA' won out.... Full story

 
 By Tristan    TEST/National & World Headlines    January 24, 2012

Agriculture research center losing only scientist

CORVALLIS (AP) — A western Montana agricultural research center is losing its only scientist, leaving some concerned about the future of the 106-year-old center despite assurances that Montana State University intends to re-staff it. Mal Westcott... Full story

 
 By Anders Blewett, Bob Brown    TEST/Columns/Opinion    January 24, 2012

Filibuster system needs overhaul

With the new session of Congress about to begin, the U.S. Senate has an opportunity to reform its filibuster rule, an arcane parliamentary device which has paralyzed the proceedings of the entire legislative branch of our government and crippled our...

 
 By Tristan    TEST/Editorials/Opinion    January 24, 2012

Our View: Best wishes to all who make this community so vibrant

In our line of work, we see the sadder side of our community. But we also see a lot of exciting things that lift our spirits. We see people doing tremendous volunteer work and countless acts of sacrifice. When you hear people say that folks aren't...

 
 By Tristan    TEST/Columns/Opinion    January 24, 2012

This Christmas Eve, track Santa on the Internet

Just because St. Nicholas is hundred of years old doesn't mean the old guy isn't up on the latest technology. Back in 1955, a Sears promotion in Colorado Springs, Colo., allowing children to call Santa up directly, accidently misprinted the number, r... Full story

 
 By Tristan    TEST/National & World Headlines    January 24, 2012

2 firefighters die in ambush at blazing NY house

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman ambushed four volunteer firefighters responding to an intense pre-dawn house fire Monday morning outside Rochester, N.Y., shooting four and killing two before ending up dead himself, authorities said. The gunman fired...

 
 By Tristan    TEST/Obituaries    January 24, 2012

Louise F. Bauer

Louise F. Bauer Louise F. Bauer, 91, formerly of Havre, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock, Ill., of natural causes. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a. m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at St. Jude...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 24, 2012

Community dinner set for Tuesday

Once again, people will celebrate the holiday at a community dinner in Havre, with the annual Community Christmas Dinner set to roll at the Havre Eagles Club Tuesday. Preperations are continuing today with Jerry and Scott Bergren also set to be at...

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 24, 2012

Some folks will work through the holidays

As most of us gather with loved ones today and tomorrow, there are many in the community who are not able to, for many reasons. The staff at Northern Montana Care Center spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day making sure their residents have the best...

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 24, 2012

Native Americans protest water rights at mall

There was a large crowd at the Holiday Village Mall Saturday afternoon, aside from the last-minute Christmas shoppers. Dozens of Native Americans from reservations and Montana and Canada gathered around the central fountain at noon, for a flash mob,... Full story

 
 By Tristan    Local    January 24, 2012

Jaycees name decoration winners

Photos by Lindsay Brown On Dec. 15, members of the Havre Jaycees got together and drove around Havre looking at people's Christmas decorations. Members said there were many houses with fine decorations, but they narrowed it down to three winners....

 
 By JOHN KEKIS, Associated Press    TEST/National & World Headlines    January 24, 2012

2 firefighters die in ambush at blazing NY house

AP Photo/WHAM13-TV via AP video This image taken from video provided by WHAM13-TV, shows a wide view of homes on fire in an area where a gunman ambushed four volunteer firefighters responding to an intense pre-dawn house fire early Monday, in Webster...

 
 By Tristan    TEST/Obituaries    January 24, 2012

Gerald Arthur Basler

Gerald Arthur Basler, 79, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Holland & Bonine Chapel. A full obituary will follow....

 

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