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Articles from the May 20, 2013 edition

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 By John Kelleher    Local    May 20, 2013

Graduations on the Hi-Line

Tears, cheers, laughter for Box Elder grads There were cheers, tears and laughter as the 11 members of the Box Elder High School Class of 2013 were saluted at commencement ceremonies Saturday. The graduates walked into the gymnasium down a yellow...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 20, 2013

Havre may allow students to use mobile devices on classwork

Havre Public Schools may soon have a policy officials are calling BYOD — Bring Your Own Device. Students will be able to bring their own mobile computer devices on classwork. Jackie Rygg, the district’s instructional technology specialist, said...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 20, 2013

Denny pleads guilty to meth distribution

Joscayne Denny of Box Elder, 33, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Great Falls to distributing methamphetamine. U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong scheduled sentencing for Aug. 16 in the Great Falls court. Denny is in custody awaiting the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 20, 2013

Birdtail pleads guilty to abusing 1-year-old

Joseph Christopher Birdtail of Harlem, 36, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Great Falls to sexually abusing a 1-½-year-old child. U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong set sentencing for Aug. 27. Birdtail is in custody awaiting the hearing....

 
 Obituaries    May 20, 2013

Lucille M. Howard

Lucille M. Howard, 92, of Havre, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, at Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at St. Jude Thaddeus Church with Tim Maroney officiating....

 
 Obituaries    May 20, 2013

Robert Wayne Milbury

Robert Wayne Milbury, age 69, of Havre passed away April 26, 2013, at his home due to natural causes. Robert was born April 11, 1944, in Lynn, Mass., to Gloria and Paul Milbury. Much of Robert's past remains a mystery, even to those who cared for...

 
 Obituaries    May 20, 2013

Barbara Hopkins

Barbara Hopkins, 93, of Havre, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.  Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at St. Jude Thaddeus Church and memorial mass will be held at...

 
 Local    May 20, 2013

For the Record, May 20, 2013

Havre Police Department Officers investigated a report made at 10:21 a.m. Thursday that an outdoor ashtray was stolen from a U.S. Highway 2 East business for the third time. ——— Thursday at 2:36 p.m. officers assisting probation and parole...

 
 Opinion    May 20, 2013

Our View: FWP was right to buy half of Bailey Reservoir

Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been getting some unwanted attention lately for its purchase of land for hunting, fishing, picnicking and hiking. Its purchase of some land near the Canadian border started a massive rhubarb that affected the debate on...

 
 By Judy Staigmiller    Opinion    May 20, 2013

Ask DEQ to take another look at mine

Editor: At a time when the United States desperately needs to develop clean alternative fuels, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality is fast-tracking the permitting process for Arch Coal's Otter Creek Mine. Not only would the mine...

 
 By Kari Boiter    Opinion    May 20, 2013

Success or failure depends on your perspective

Editor: I want to offer another perspective to the May 12 article (online at http://www.havredailynews.com) titled “AP Exclusive: Mont. goes its own way on marijuana.” The story details a crackdown on businesses in plain sight and says the...

 
 By Norman Bernstein    Opinion    May 20, 2013

The IRS got a bum rap for its investigations

The IRS tempest in a teapot should not be about how the IRS investigates political organizations that file for 501(c)4 tax-exempt status. Rather, it should be about why we have thousands, or, for that matter, any, tax-exempt political non-profits in...

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 20, 2013

Pony netters score big at Central A

A year ago, the Havre High boys and girls tennis teams took just four total players to the Class A state tournament. Fast forward one year, and the Blue Ponies doubled that total following a highly successful Central A Divisional tournament. From...

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 20, 2013

Ponies edged out of Central A tourney

It was clear that the Havre High softball program was hungry for a Class A state tournament berth, especially near the end of the season as the Blue Ponies played their best softball. But as the Central A conference proved to be a very tight race,...

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 20, 2013

Havre track teams look strong in Livingston

The divisional track meet means the last opportunity to push kids into the Class A state meet, and the Havre High track and field teams had a good number of kids step up. Competing in Livingston Friday and Saturday at the Central A divisional meet,...

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 20, 2013

Central A got it right by settling it on the diamond

Heading into the weekend, I think the verdict was still out on the decision to begin having a Central A divisional softball tournament. I had heard arguments for and against the idea. But after sitting through a lot of great Class A softball on Frida...

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 20, 2013

Panthers roar to the Central A softball title

With the first annual Central A softball tournament taking place over the weekend in Havre, one thing is clear, the Central A will be well-represented at the Class A state tournament this weekend in Belgrade. Friday and Saturday, the Lewistown...