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Articles from the February 14, 2014 edition

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 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 14, 2014

Ponies swim for the finish line

The last two months have been a great learning experience for the Havre High boys and girls swim teams. It was the first regular season that legendary coach Chris Inman wasn’t at the helm of the... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    February 14, 2014

Havre High set for round two at Rocky Boy

With just two games left in the regular season, both the Havre High boys and girls basketball teams are heading for the finish line, each playing one nonconference game this weekend, followed by the... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    February 14, 2014

State Wrestling 2014: Two Brothers, One Medal

Once a Havre High wrestler reaches the state tournament, they find themselves facing an individual from another area of the state most of the time. Typically, it is an opponent outside the division... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 14, 2014

George Ferguson Column: MSU-N/UGF rivalry is special

University of Great Falls Head Wrestling Coach Caleb Schaeffer made mention earlier this week that the annual February dual between his Argos and the Montana State University-Northern Lights was a... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 14, 2014

Lights earn key road win at Western

The Montana State University-Northern Lights are no strangers to close games. But three weeks worth of dogfights and the Lights have now won six in a row. MSU-N was in another battle Thursday night... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 14, 2014

Streaking Bulldogs deal Skylights a loss in Dillon

The Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team knows what it’s like to be the hottest team in the Frontier Conference. But the Skylights got a taste of what it’s like to go up... Full story

 
 Sports    February 14, 2014

Hi-Line Sports Schedule

Friday High School Basketball Rocky Boy boys vs Conrad, 7 p.m. Rocky Boy girls at Conrad, 7:30 p.m. Harlem girls vs W. Point, 6 p.m. Harlem boys vs W. Point, 7:30 North Star girls vs Chinook, 6 p.m. North Star boys vs Chinook, 7:30 HLP girls vs... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    February 14, 2014

Celebrating history: Lawsuit makes news in Hingham

For the sixth installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the creation of Montana Territory, news comes from the Feb. 13, 1914 issue of the Hingham Review. The front page contained... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 14, 2014

Their biggest day: Gift shops, florists see a rush

Valentine's Day has come, and rather than have things ready ahead of time, most people will get their gifts and flowers for the loved ones today, causing a rush of business for anywhere flowers and... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 14, 2014

Simpson allowed to stay in Calif. pending trial

A former Montana State University-Northern standout athlete and admissions office recruiter, accused of accepting a package containing more than two pounds of marijuana mailed from California, has been granted a motion that he stay in California... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 14, 2014

Lowrance back in jail, faces new felony charge

A Havre man who was just acquitted of a felony charge of criminal endangerment for shooting a gun inside the city limits is back in jail on a new felony charge. James R. Lowrance, born in 1990, was in the Hill County jail this morning on $15,000... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 14, 2014

Tester takes over Indian Affairs committee

Montana’s senior U.S. senator is taking over a committee on which he has served since first taking office in 2008. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Thursday he is taking the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Tester, a Big Sandy-... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 14, 2014

Meeting on Beaver Creek Park set for Monday

Residents have the opportunity to say what they would like to see happen with Beaver Creek Park at a public meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday at the Hill County Electric Hospitality Room west of Havre. Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson spearheaded... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 14, 2014

Tester to keynote Bear Paw Development meeting

The local economic development agency is bringing a local U.S Senator to highlight its annual meeting, scheduled for next Friday, Feb. 21. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is scheduled as the keynote speaker. “We are honored that Sen. Tester will be our... Full story

 
 Obituaries    February 14, 2014

James Leeds

James Stuart Leeds, 63, of Havre, passed away in his home that he built and loved so much, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at... Full story

 
 Obituaries    February 14, 2014

Elda Greeno

     Elda (Richard) Greeno, 78, widow of Dale Greeno, Rudyard farmer and mechanic, died Jan. 31 in Hot Springs. Elda and Dale lived in Havre from 1964 to 1980. Her memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Calvary Evangelical... Full story

 
 Local    February 14, 2014

For the Record, February 14, 2014

Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 3 p.m. Thursday call from an 11th Street West business about suspicious activity. ——— Officers investigated a two-vehicle crash at 4:35 p.m. Thursday at a 2nd Street business where someone was tak... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 14, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, February 14, 2014

Laurel — Havre Middle School student Vander Swensen won the annual Hill County Spelling Bee Wednesday. By spelling the difficult words he did, he proved that young people still take spelling seriously. And it showed that Havre Public Schools —... Full story

 
 By Kev Campbell    Opinion    February 14, 2014

Thanks Dr. Safely for going the extra mile

Editor: Thank you Dr. Douglas Safely and the staff at Havre Optometric for going above and beyond to help a very young member of our community and my granddaughter who required emergency attention. Your dedication as a professional is why we looked... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 14, 2014

Jobs, shmobs, give the stuff back

I am tired of the gradual short-changing of America. Yes, yes, of course, we’ve heard it all before about how everybody wants a job, a job that pays a decent wage, and everybody who’s anybody know... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 14, 2014

Hi-Line Living: Bear Paw Ski Bowl

The Bear Paw Ski Bowl opened December 1960 and has been providing the Hi-Line with somewhere close to home to ski ever since. The Bear Paw Ski Bowl is owned by the Chippewa Cree Business Committee... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    February 14, 2014

Governor says Senate pick was his decision alone

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday he told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid it was "none of your damn business" who the Democratic governor appointed to fill Montana's vacant U.S. Senate seat.... Full story

 
 State News    February 14, 2014

Attorney asks visiting judge to uphold 24/7 ruling

BILLINGS (AP) — A visiting Yellowstone County judge said he will not apply a northwestern Montana judge's ruling last week that the state's 24/7 Sobriety Program for repeat drunken-driving offenders is unconstitutional. District Judge James... Full story

 
 State News    February 14, 2014

FBI joins search for Bozeman attempted rape suspect

HELENA (AP) — The FBI in Salt Lake City is seeking assistance in locating a 28-year-old Montana man who escaped from Bozeman police while being questioned about a sexual assault. Kevin Briggs faces a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid... Full story

 

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