Articles from the January 28, 2010 edition

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Fair to offer tips, screenings

The Havre Health & Safety Fair at Holiday Village Mall often attracts thousands of people interested in learning more about ways to detect and prevent disease. Organizers think that will be true again Saturday, when Holiday Village Mall and Northern... Full story


Orphans from Haiti arrive in Montana

Two orphans from Haiti who were adopted by a Glendive family have arrived in Montana. John and Kristen Marble had been working for four years to adopt now 9-year-old Florencia and 8-year-old Viergine. The paperwork was nearly complete when the...


MSU-N automotive facility among cuts made by governor

Hearing that funds for the new automotive technology center were cut from the state budget was a difficult pill to swallow, the dean of Montana Stuate University- Northern's College of Technical Sciences said this morning. "This isn't good news,"... Full story


First-time jobless claims drop less than expected

A drop in new jobless claims came in short of expectations and factory orders rose only slightly, fresh evidence the economy is recovering at a slow, uneven pace. The Labor Department said this morning that first-time jobless claims dropped by 8,000... Full story


Obama urges nervous Dems to fight for his agenda

Democratic lawmakers must soon decide whether President Barack Obama is leading them toward statesmanlike courage or political folly with his take-no-prisoners reassertion of an ambitious social agenda. Obama used his first State of the Union speech...


The 'Right Way'

When I was growing up I learned that it was important that I always get it "Right", do things the "Right Way". The "Right Way" was never spelled out for me. So I had to watch like a hawk and hope to figure "It" out. But, if I did not catch on in...



Margaret "Peggy" (Anderson) Wicks, 82, a North Joplin farm wife and homemaker, who moved to Rudyard in 1984 and was active at the Rudyard Senior Center, died from cancer on Saturday at the Liberty Medical Center in Chester. Her funeral will be at 11...


Blue Pony girls visit CMR tonight, host GFH Saturday

The nonconference schedule is used to make teams better for when they face conference opponents. And with two more nonconference games scheduled for the Havre High girls basketball team, the Blue Ponies are in for a big test. Tonight the Central A Po...


Vaunted Rustlers come to Havre tonight

Having to face Class AA programs is never easy for the Havre High boys basketball team, but with this weekend's matchups could be especially challenging for the Blue Ponies. Tonight at the Havre High gymnasium the Central A Ponies (3-4, 6-6) will...


Drenched Mexico hillside collapses; at least 7 die

Drenched Mexico hillside collapses; at least 7 die IXTLI MARTINEZ,Associated Press Writer OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — A hillside collapsed on hundreds of sleeping residents Tuesday in a rural Mexican community drenched for days by two major storms,... Full story


Breaking news: Montana allows conservative group in charity program

Mont. allows conservative group in charity program MATT GOURAS,Associated Press Writer HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A conservative group that claimed it was unfairly banned from a state employee charity campaign will be allowed to participate after a... Full story


Pony runners improve in Lewistown

Steady improvement is key if the Havre High cross country teams want to compete this post season. And with how the Blue Pony boys and girls placed this weekend, they may be well on their way. Friday in Lewistown the Central A Ponies ran at the... Full story


Hi-Line Football Roundup

This weekend in Hi-Line football, it was all about winning big or suffering a tough loss. On Friday the Northern C Chinook Sugarbeeters dominated the Simms Tigers on the road. The Beeters handed the Tigers a 46-0 conference loss, improving their... Full story


Hi-Line Volleyball Roundup

It was an interesting weekend of volleyball on the Hi-Line, especially in the District 6C East. The weekend got underway on Thursday with a pair of nonconference matches on the Hi-Line. North Star downed 6C West rival Dutton-Brady by scores of...

 By Zach White    Local    January 28, 2010

Stone Child awarded federal grant

Stone Child awarded federal grant Zach White More federal money is heading to Stone Child College on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. It was announced Friday that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $6.3 million... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 28, 2010

Little Shell council will hold special election

Little Shell council will hold special election Mediation between two councils still pending Tim Leeds One of the two councils of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is holding a special election in October. A meeting to decide whether to use... Full story

 By Zach White    Local    January 28, 2010

Low Income Energy Assistance Program provides winter financial relief

Low Income Energy Assistance Program provides winter financial relief With the forecast in the high 70s this weekend, most people's thoughts will be far from the brutal winter just around the corner. The local Human Resources Development Council...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 28, 2010

Work continues on Highway 2 upgrade

Work continues on Highway 2 upgrade Detour set for installation of new culvert Tim Leeds Dirt work is continuing on U.S. Highway 2 east of Havre, with the first detour needed for the project expected this week. A detour will allow the installation of...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 28, 2010

Educate yourself before you vote

Educate yourself before you vote Editor: I'm writing in reply to Ray Peck's letter which takes a few jabs at me while endorsing my opponent for Public Service Commission, Don Ryan. Ray Peck writes, "I am confident Don Ryan would have had been among...

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 28, 2010

Richard C. Newth

Richard C. Newth Richard C. Newth Jr., 55, of Great Falls, went to be with our Lord on Sept. 17, 2010 after a courageous battle with colorectal cancer. Dick was born in Chicago, Ill., and lived in many different parts of the United States during his...


Gunman opens fire at UT in Austin, kills himself

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A student wearing a dark suit and a ski mask opened fire Tuesday with an assault rifle on the University of Texas campus before fleeing into a library and fatally shooting himself. No one else was hurt. The shooting began near... Full story


Beck says US has 'wandered in darkness' too long

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck told the tens of thousands of activists he drew from around the nation Saturday that the U.S. has too long "wandered in darkness." At an event billed as...


Breaking news: Northern 20 Western 3

Derek Lear threw two touchdown passes to Brandon O'Brien to lead the Northern Lights to a 20-3 win over UM Western at Dillon Saturday. The game was delayed because of the threat of lightening during the second quarter. The win breaks a seven-losing... Full story


Breaking news: Havre 66 Whitefish 21

Junior Logan Connor had three touchdown receptions to lead the Blue Ponies to a 66-21 victory over Whitefish in the season opener for both schools Saturday. Senior Corderro Strickland has a 91-yard touchdown reception in the first half. Other great... Full story


100 days later, BP taps new CEO

One hundred days after the rig explosion that set off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, the oil giant behind it is hoping to move beyond the losses, the gaffes and the live video that ran for weeks of the busted well coughing up massive a... Full story


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