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Articles from the January 29, 2012 edition

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 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Skylights strike down Warriors

The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team has been in some dramatic games this season. But no game the Skylights have won or lost has been as dramatic as Northern's wire-to-wire... Full story

 By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press    National News    January 29, 2012

Florida highway pileup kills at least 10 people

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A long line of cars and trucks collided one after another early Sunday on a dark Florida highway so shrouded in haze and smoke that drivers were instantly blinded. At least 10 people were killed. When rescuers first arrived,...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Ice Hawks sweep in Miles City

The Havre Ice Hawks found some much-needed success on the ice this weekend. And they did it on the road. Saturday and Sunday, the Ice Hawks were in Miles City to face the combined squad of Miles...

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 29, 2012

Rustlers run by Pony girls

The Havre High girls basketball team has been trying everything it can to get out of this little bit of a slump they have found themselves in, but over the weekend in Great Falls, CMR didn't help matters any. Saturday in Great Falls, the Central A...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Pony swimmers finish in Helena

When the Havre High boys and girls swim teams jumped into the Carroll College P.E. Center Pool in Helena. The Blue Ponies were entering the final races before they compete in the Montana State...

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 29, 2012

CMR wrangles Blue Ponies

At times, the Havre High boys basketball team shows signs of great basketball play. And one of those times was over the weekend against a top Class AA squad. Saturday the Central A Blue Ponies hosted the CMR Rustlers. The Ponies played outstanding...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

George Ferguson Column: Friday night in the Armory was a lot of fun

In sports, it's a rare occasion when everything just seems to go right for a night. Actually, in the world of college basketball, it's rare that everything goes right for more than 10 minutes at a... Full story

 By George Ferguosn    Sports    January 29, 2012

MSU-N Notebook: Skylights execute a perfect game plan

As far as upsets go, the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team's win over Lewis-Clark State Friday night at the MSU-Northern Fieldhouse was a big one. After all, the Warriors came to Havre as the No. 6 team in the NAIA and with a...

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 29, 2012

HHS grapplers edge Forsyth

The weekend's matchups got shuffled around a bit for the Havre High wrestling program, but even with one team less than expected, and quite a few forfeits, the Blue Ponies still survived senior night with a nice win. Friday night at the Havre High...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Sweep: Lights close out Warriors, Griffins

Reaching the halfway point of the Frontier Conference men's basketball season means the Montana State University-Northern Lights will have only two home games in the month of February. That's what...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Skylights strike down Warriors

The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team has been in some dramatic games this season. But no game the Skylights have won or lost has been as dramatic as Northern's wire-to-wire...

 By MATT GOURAS, Associated Press    Local    January 29, 2012

Bullock brings back Jeff Hagener as FWP director

HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock has named Havre native Jeff Hagener to return to the position he held for eight yeas — director of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Jeff Hagener led the department for four years under former Gov. Judy Martz. He also... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Skylights earn a split in California

If the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team was looking for a test prior to Frontier Conference play, the Skylights got it this past weekend in California. Northern went 1-1 in a...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Magic in 2012: The Havre Daily News' top local sports stories from the last year

There's never a shortage of great sports moments when it comes to Havre and the Hi-Line. And 2012 lived up to all the years that came before it. From magical moments in basketball and volleyball at MS...

 By Tristan    National News    January 29, 2012

2 tickets strike gold in record Powerball jackpot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The richest Powerball jackpot ever — and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history — has been won. The question is: Who are the lucky winners waking up to new lives as multimillionaires? AP Photo/Phil Sears Po...

 By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press    State News    January 29, 2012

Montana tribal elder who 'adopted' Obama dies

BILLINGS — An elder from Montana's Crow Indian Tribe whose family ceremoniously adopted then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race has died. AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File In this Dec. 2, 2011 file photo, president Barack Obama,...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Lights battle for the Rockies in Great Falls

After a successful trip to Spokane and a week off from competition, things are about to get interesting for the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team. The No. 7 Lights are in Great Falls...

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    January 29, 2012

2012-13 HHS Wrestling Preview: Young Ponies hit the mat

If there is any program that practices the true definition of reloading, and not rebuilding, it is the Havre High wrestling program. The Central A Havre High's Gilbert Bara, right, lifts a Libby opponent during last year's Class A state tournament...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Skylights and Saints open Frontier play

Frontier Conference basketball in November. It's a new concept, but its' one that becomes a reality tonight at the Armory Gymnasium. In the biggest game of a still young season, the Montana State...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 29, 2012

Baucus, Tester praise passage of military biofuels provision

Montana's two U. S. senators issued a release Wednesday praising Senate passage of an amendment restoring the U. S. military's ability to buy biofuels. A House defense authorization bill and the Senate version had prohibited the military from buying... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 29, 2012

Community Orchestra sets first concert for Tuesday

A new — sort of — community orchestra based at Montana State University-Northern is unveiling its work at its first general concert, set for Havre Tuesday night. The MSU-Northern Community Orchestra, conducted by Havre Middle School music...

 By Zach White    Local    January 29, 2012

Alleged Box Elder shooter held on $500,000 bail

Garrison Henderson, the alleged shooter arrested in Box Elder Monday, went to Justice Court Wednesday, where he heard his rights and had a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 13. The 19-year-old Box Elder resident is facing a pending felony charge of...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 29, 2012

Grateful student gets iPad from Havre Jaycees

Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown Frankie Walter shows off his new iPad given to him by the Havre Jaycees. Special software on the iPad helps him communicate without using sign language. The Havre Jaycees meeting last Tuesday night was a bit more...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    January 29, 2012

Breaking Sports: Carroll takes Frontier opener from Skylights

MSU-Northern's Taylor Cummings, right, battles a Carroll College defender during Thursday night's Frontier Conference women's basketball game in Havre. It had been a long time since the Carroll...

 By ALLEN G. BREED, JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press    National News    January 29, 2012

East Coast grinds to a halt as superstorm nears

NEW YORK — Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rai...


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