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Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Shandon Oberquell, Havre High Swimming

Much like wrestling, golf, tennis and track, the Havre High swim teams don’t regularly get the opportunity to compete in front of their hometown fans. Yet, this Saturday, at the Havre Invitational,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    December 7, 2016

Bodies found in Liberty County

Two bodies have been found in Liberty County. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release saying no further information can be provided, including the identities of the bodies and whether there is suspicion of foul play, until the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    December 7, 2016

Hi-Line Farm & Ranch December 2016: The future of ag trade and the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations is unlikely to be ratified during the lame duck session or after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, and this is not necessarily a good...

 

Skylights move up in NAIA Poll

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights have lost two tough games in their last three outings. But, those losses have come against the now No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the NAIA. And that’s a big...

 

Local Bowling Report: Sign-up underway for New Years Eve Jackpot Bowling

Well bowlers, the Holiday season is in full swing. It’s only 18 days until Christmas, which brings us New Years Eve Jackpot Bowling. We have the sign-up sheet at the desk at Harvest Moon Lanes, so don’t forget to stop in, or call to reserve your...

 

MSU-N spikers honored

The 2016 volleyball season was a good one for the Montana State University-Northern Skylights. And several Northern players are getting postseason accolades. The American Volleyball Coaches...

 

Local Sports Briefs

Sammy Evans breaks more records Former Havre High star and Montana Grizzly track and field athlete Sammy Evans has been named the Big Sky Conference Indoor Athlete of the Week. At last week's Eastern Washington Candy Cane Meet, Evans broke her own...

 

MGGA elects officers and sets policy

Press release GREAT FALLS — At its annual convention in Great Falls, the Montana Grain Growers Association elected officers and set the organization’s policy for the coming year. These actions put the finishing touches on a successful event...

 

For the Record, Dec. 7, 2016

Havre Police Department Officers investigated a juvenile status offense after a Second Street caller reported Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. that her 11-year-old daughter was not home. —— Donna Sue Meyers of Havre, 70, was arrested on a charge of assault...

 

Great Falls homicide suspect deemed unfit to stand trial

GREAT FALLS (AP) — A man charged with beating another man to death in Great Falls has been ordered to undergo another mental health examination to determine whether he’s fit to stand trial. Brett McDermott is charged with deliberate homicide,...

 

Couple found dead in East Helena involved in murder-suicide

HELENA (AP) — Investigators say a man and a woman who were found dead in their East Helena home were involved in a murder-suicide. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said Tuesday that 56-year-old James Hart shot his wife, 49-year-old Kelly...

 

Obituary: Ann M. Flathers

Ann M. Flathers, 87, passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2016, at the Care & Comfort Home. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at St. Jude Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, also at St. Jude... Full story

 

Obituary: William "Bill" Byars Jr.

William "Bill" R. Byars Jr. of Billings, 73, passed away in Billings with his family at his side Nov. 22, 2016, after a valiant battle with brain cancer. A celebration of life will take place Saturday... Full story

 

What can Trump deliver on immigration?

The single issue that Donald Trump used most effectively to win the national election was immigration. For decades, Democrats have entirely failed to understand how many citizens feel about illegal immigration, offering almost no serious plan to...

 

Caring for Montana's caregivers

Family caregivers are an invaluable part of our state. More than 118,000 family caregivers provide about $1.4 billion in unpaid care. Their commitment allows loved ones to stay at home, with their families in their own communities as they age. As...

 

Wisdom the GOP Ignores at its peril

Now that Republicans will be running the White House, the House and the Senate, they’d better succeed in streamlining and simplifying our bloated government. Quotes from some of our greatest minds can guide them. While President Obama sought to...

 

Not perfect, but excellent

In one of the more bizarre twists in this incredibly bizarre year, Donald Trump now questions the legitimacy of ballots cast in an election that he won. Faced with a recount in Michigan that he opposes, but that is almost certain to confirm his...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    December 7, 2016

Hansen leaving Senate for Auditor's office

State Sen. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, resigned her seat in the Montana State Legislature Tuesday to take a position on the staff of incoming state auditor Matthew Rosendale. Hansen, who confirmed by phone that she submitted her resignation to the Montana...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    December 7, 2016

Ornament sales to benefit food bank

The Key, a boutique Havre clothing store, is selling glass Christmas ornaments that have been crafted locally and all the money will go to the Havre Food Bank. Store owner Jenna Holt said 100...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    December 7, 2016

CJI superintendent, wife, found dead of gunshots

The bodies of Chester-Joplin-Inverness Schools Superintendent Francis Labounty and his wife, Tanya LaBounty, were found dead, each with a gunshot to the head, in Chester Tuesday at 11:29 a.m. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said in a press... Full story

 

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