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Articles from the February 17, 2014 edition

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 By Daniel Horton    Sports    February 17, 2014

Never A Doubt

BILLINGS — Repeating as a champion isn’t easy. But the Havre wrestling team sure makes it look like it is. For the second straight season, the Blue Ponies captured the Class A state championship,... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    February 17, 2014

Brothers, freshmen, four titles, what a night

BILLINGS — And then there were four. Four Havre High wrestlers who outlasted all that Class A could throw at them at the state tournament in Billings. Overall, there were six Blue Pony wrestlers... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    February 17, 2014

State Swimming: Havre girls finish strong

They may be younger and outnumbered by some of the Class AA swim teams, but the Havre High girls and boys performed very well at yet another state swim meet. The Blue Ponies may not have grabbed a sta... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    February 17, 2014

Area grapplers shine in Billings

BILLINGS — After strong regular season of Class B-C wrestling on the Hi-Line, area teams headed south this weekend for the grand finale. And competing at the Class B-C state tournament at the... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 17, 2014

Stars shoot down Blue Ponies

ROCKY BOY — Two weeks ago, the Rocky Boy boys basketball team wasn’t sure where it was headed. The Stars were struggling and their head coach was suspended. But after Saturday night’s senior... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 17, 2014

Havre girls hold off tough Morning Stars

ROCKY BOY - The Havre High girls basketball team took a rare two-game losing streak down to Rocky Boy on Saturday night. And for much of the game, the Morning Stars were a serious threat to hand Havre... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 17, 2014

Lights, Skylights fall at Westminster

Salt Lake City has never been very friendly to the Montana State University-Northern basketball teams. And it wasn’t hospitable Saturday night, either. Both the nationally ranked Lights and... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    February 17, 2014

Daniel Horton Column: Blue Ponies, girls, small schools, whatever it is, state is never dull

If you have seen one state wrestling tournament at the Metra Park Rimrock Auto Arena, you have not seen them all, not even close. I have had the privilege of covering the all-class tournament for several years now, and every year the story lines... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 17, 2014

Hi-Line Boys Basketball Roundup

As expected, it the final week of the boys basketball regular season was an exciting one on the Hi-Line. But now area teams will turn their attention to upcoming district tournaments and state... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 17, 2014

Hi-Line Girls Basketball Roundup

The regular season in girls high school basketball has come to an end. And now the real work begins as teams embark on their postseason journey this week. The final weekend of the regular season saw... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    February 17, 2014

Havre High State Wrestling Photos

Photos from the state wrestling event.... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 17, 2014

Northern ball brings university $38K

The 28th annual We Love Northern Ball brought together many supporters of Montana State University-Northern for a hoedown-style celebration. Attendees square- and line-danced their way through the event. The student ambassadors of MSU-N showed off... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Local    February 17, 2014

State wrestling champions

BILLINGS - Make it two in a row for the Havre High wrestling team. And that's now nine for Blue Pony head coach Scott Filius. Saturday night, the Blue Ponies walked out of the Rimrock Auto Arena in... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 17, 2014

Pie social brings together Havre and Hi-Line friends

The 30th annual Havre-Hill County Library pie social Friday offered a wide array of pies to raise money for readers. Friends of the Havre-Hill County Library was the main organizer of the Valentine's... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 17, 2014

More wind, snow in forecast; harsher weather east and west

The up-and-down weather in north-central Montana is expected to continue this week, with wind warnings in effect, more snow in the forecast and cooler temperatures predicted to hit again by the end of the week. This while blizzard and avalanche... Full story

 
 Obituaries    February 17, 2014

Harry Foster

Harry Fred Foster, 84, of Rudyard died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Liberty Medical Center in Chester. It was Fred’s preference for cremation with no formal services. His ashes will be buried at the Deep Creek Cemetery in Townsend at a later date.... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    February 17, 2014

Recycle Hi-Line - 6 years old

Some day, generations down the road, people will be mining the area where the landfill east of Havre is now located, Hill County Sanitarian Clay Vincent believes. They will be looking for things of value — the cans, bottles, plastics — that we... Full story

 
 By Betty Clark    Opinion    February 17, 2014

Coach set great example at Lewistown with sportsmanship

Coach Dustin Kraske, what an example you set. Listening to the wrap up of the basketball game our Blue Pony girls played in Lewistown Feb.8 was one of the most heartwarming broadcasts I have heard. I hope someone taped the broadcast so you were able... Full story

 
 By Loretta Fredriksen    Opinion    February 17, 2014

Dow was right about sidewalks - city should do more work

I agree with Rick Dow. I've lived in this area of Havre for 31 years, and the city has never taken care of the boulevards, the sidewalks or the streets. They have never cleaned the snow off the streets or trimmed the trees in all that time. Why... Full story

 
 By Patty Mott    Opinion    February 17, 2014

State retirees need to get involved in pension changes

The Association of Montana Retired Public Employees is standing up to protect the legal rights and pension benefits of thousands of state and local government retirees The association is not a group of highly paid members with a big support staff.... Full story

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    State News    February 17, 2014

Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

BILLINGS (AP) — At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions. The derailments... Full story

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    State News    February 17, 2014

Judge in rape case asks court to decide punishment

BILLINGS — A Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim appeared older than her chronological age has waived formal proceedings and asked the state Supreme Court to decide his punishment. District Judge G. Todd Baugh said in a court filing... Full story