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Articles from the April 7, 2014 edition

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 By George Ferguson    Sports    April 7, 2014

2014 Havre Daily All Hi-Line Girls Team

Long ago, it became obvious that the girls basketball Class of 2014 on the Hi-Line was going to be a great one. And the 2014 Havre Daily News All Hi-Line Girls Team certainly proves that point. This... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    April 7, 2014

Ponies top Laurel at Great Falls Jamboree

The Class AA Great Falls Jamboree is never an easy way for the Havre High softball team to start a new season, but like they do so often, the Blue Ponies returned home having found some success and ge... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    April 7, 2014

Havre netters gain experience in Conrad

The wind blew, the air was cold yet again, but the Havre High tennis teams had another productive weekend on the hard courts. The Blue Ponies traveled to Conrad for the Conrad Duals Saturday, and...

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    April 7, 2014

Pony thinclads off to a good start

The Havre High track and field program took full advantage of its first weekend out on Saturday, and according to head coach John Ita, the first opportunity to compete went very well. Saturday the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    April 7, 2014

Salvation Army plans 100th anniversary in Havre

In 1914, flooding struck parts of Havre. People were in need of food, shelter and help to get back on their feet. The Salvation Army arrived in town to provide emergency services to flood victims, and it has been in town ever since. Salvation Army wa... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    April 7, 2014

Gunman pronounced dead at hospital

(Last updated 9:30 p.m.) The Havre police chief said the unidentified gunman who held off law enforcement for nearly 21 hours was pronounced dead at a Havre hospital. Acting Chief Gabe Matosich said... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 7, 2014

Robert J. Gasvoda

BIG SANDY - Funeral Services for Robert J. Gasvoda will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the United Methodist Church of Big Sandy, with Pastor Ross Rettig presiding.  Burial will follow at the... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 7, 2014

Julius Christianson

Julius Christianson, 95, died April 3, 2014, at his home in Helena, Mont. He was born on Oct. 10, 1918, on the family homestead west of Wolf Point. He worked for the Great Northern Railway and... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 7, 2014

Joyce (Afdahl) Lumsden

Joyce (Afdahl) Lumsden, 86, of Chester, formerly of Havre and Lakeside, passed away on April 3, 2014, at her home in Chester. Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at St.... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    April 7, 2014

Men Who Cook fundraiser sees record crowd

Men Who Cook for Women Who Wine was held Saturday at the old Hingham public school gym and saw hundreds of people from all over Montana file into the building to take part of food and wine. Joyce... Full story

 
 State News    April 7, 2014

Group resurfaces amid probe into campaign dealings

HELENA (AP) — A conservative group is seeking donations again after appearing to fade away when a Montana judge ruled it disregarded state campaign laws by acting as a political committee while keeping its donors and spending confidential. American... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 7, 2014

Our View: Let voters boot out dark money candidates

Montana Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl has found that State Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich, R-Bozeman, has violated state campaign laws by his exceptionally close ties to dark money. Wittich worked closely with Western Tradition... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    April 7, 2014

A little good from a sad situation

Last week was another landmark in the long and sad epic of the Rocky Boy scandal. Tony Belcourt, the once up-and-coming state lawmaker, and several other people, have pleaded guilty to felonies in connection with a series of bribes and thievery of... Full story

 
 By Robert Sheppard    Opinion    April 7, 2014

Don't prohibit ethical trapping

It seems like there is always some special interest group trying to impose their limited set of values on all the people of Montana. As I write this, an animal activists group is attempting to ban trapping on nearly 30 million acres of public... Full story

 
 By Sarah Corbally    Opinion    April 7, 2014

Help prevent child abuse: Through the eyes of one child

Looking out the window, and cautiously waiting for the moment when his father gets home, the fear begins to set in. Many reoccurring questions start to develop in his head; “What will he do this time? Was it my fault? Will it hurt?” Fear and... Full story

 
 By Tristan Persico    Opinion    April 7, 2014

Veterans appreciate Montana's wilderness

Montana’s wilderness. That’s where my mind went to most often while I was deployed in Southern Afghanistan as an explosive ordnance disposal operator in the summer of 2009. Some people missed their families, others had a sweetheart or spouse... Full story