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Articles from the January 18, 2013 edition

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 By Tristan    Opinion    January 18, 2013

Hi-Line Darts and Laurels

Laurel — Sixth-graders at Havre Middle School are quickly learning the Hi-Line tradition of helping others. Under the direction of the librarian, the students are raising funds to help Dylan Hendrickson, a fellow student who is undergoing...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 18, 2013

Legislators can play a role in dropout prevention

This week, the Office of Public Instruction released its annual Graduation and Dropout Report. For the fourth year in a row, graduation rates were up and dropout rates were down. The credit for this improvement belongs to the school leaders,... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 18, 2013

That's not a fly on our wall!

People always say "I'd like to be a fly on that wall," when they're talking about being able to get the inside scoop on the real goings on among people. Reporters, they're always hunting the inside story, the dirt, the scoop, the skinny, the REAL...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 18, 2013

Hi-Line Darts and Laurels

Laurel — Sixth-graders at Havre Middle School are quickly learning the Hi-Line tradition of helping others. Under the direction of the librarian, the students are raising funds to help Dylan Hendrickson, a fellow student who is undergoing...


Ex-New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the... Full story


Breaking Sports: Skylights shut down Montana Tech

Northern's Kylee Denham looks to pass during Friday night's Frontier Conference win over Montana Tech at the Armory Gymnasium. Already riding a bitter two-ganme losing streak, things looked bleak 20 m...


Breaking Sports: Lights trounce Orediggers

With a huge, nationally-ranked showdown with Lewis-Clark State looming on Saturday night, the MSU-Northern men's basketball team couldn't afford to overlook the Montana Tech Orediggers. And the Lights...

 By Tristan    Sports    January 18, 2013

Friday's Prep Basketball: HHS girls thrash Belgrade; Pony boys fall to Panthers

The Havre High girls basketball team remained unbeaten in Central A play after topping the Belgrade Panthers, 50-37 Friday night at the HHS gymnasium. Peyton Filius scored agame-high 20 points for the Ponies. The Havre boys didn't fare as well,... Full story

 By Tristan    Sports    January 18, 2013

Hi-Line Sports Schedule

Friday High School Basketball Havre girls vs Belgrade, 5 p.m. Havre boys vs Belgrade, 6:30 Rocky Boy girls vs Harlem, 6 p.m. Rocky Boy boys vs Harlem, 7:30 Box Elder girls vs Big Sandy, 6 p.m. Box Elder boys vs Big Sandy, 7:30 HLP girls vs W-G-R, 6...


A busy time for HHS swimmers

The Havre High boys and girls swim teams have been busy since the holiday break ended. Now, the Blue Ponies are going to get even busier. Today, the Ponies are in Great Falls for a double-dual against... Full story


Northern matmen pin Trappers

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team got some revenge on Thursday night in Powell, Wyo., even after forfeiting a pair of weight classes. The No. 4 Lights avenged an early-season home...


Pony boys look for revenge against Panthers, Rangers

It is round two for the Havre High boys basketball team and two conference opponents this weekend. Sitting at 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the Central A, the Blue Ponies host two conference rivals this weekend. Tonight, the Ponies will welcome in the first...


Big Nights in the Armory: Skylights face Diggers', Warriors

Frontier Conference women's basketball is too good for teams to look too far ahead, or to dwell on the past. In order to be successful, it's all about living in the present. That's what the Montana St...


First-place HHS girls host Belgrade and Livingston

The Havre High girls basketball team has spent the majority of this season on the road, but after a Monday game in Havre, and two more on the schedule this weekend, the Blue Ponies have a shot at extending their lead in the Central A. The league... Full story


Big Nights in the Armory: Lights awaiting Tech, and a huge showdown with LC State

It's no secret that in Frontier Conference men's basketball, there are no night's off. No team is a pushover, and every game has lasting implications. And that's what the nationally-ranked Montana... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 18, 2013

Area legislators talk workers' comp, education, revenue

Topics at the first Havre legislative video conference for the 2013 session turned to issues related to business, school and the budget during the discussion with three local lawmakers. Reps. Wendy Warburton, R-Chinook, and Kris Hansen, R-Havre,... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 18, 2013

Legislation could benefit new Havre medical center, director says

Work by the state's commissioner of securities and insurance is going hand-in-hand with plans to expand the community health center in Havre, with Bullhook Community Health Center Executive Director Cindy Smith saying legislation requested by the... Full story

 By Zach White    Local    January 18, 2013

New scams surface in area

Montana law enforcement agencies are warning Montanans to be careful about calls from people claiming to be Montana law enforcement. Havre Police Chief Kirk Fitch and the Montana Highway Patrol have sent out warnings this week to raise awareness of a...

 By Zach White    Local    January 18, 2013

Ranch's university deal on hold, maybe forever

The continuing battle of the Milk River Ranch is headed for a suspension, perhaps forever. The only portion of the originally proposed nearly $8 million deal between the Aageson family and various state agencies that is unsettled is the $2 million th...

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 18, 2013

Elizabeth 'Betty Jo' Malsam

Elizabeth "Betty Jo" Malsam, 75, of Havre, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. A full obituary will follow....


Bullock to make political practices pick next week

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that the state's next political practices chief could still influence regulation of so-called "dark money" despite the failure of legislation dealing with the issue. Bullock said he expects to name a new... Full story


Cheers, laughter, tears at Box Elder graduation

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. Havre Daily News/John Kelleher Dakota Sage Standing Rock, left, and Jacob Burns pose for a picture... Full story


Dozens hurt in fatal Texas fertilizer plant blast

WEST, Texas — A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction. The...


George Ferguson Column: Everyday hackers like us calling Tiger a cheater is laughable

I love the game of golf. I love all of life's lessons I can learn from it. But instead of the Master's teaching us all about the type of perseverance and fortitude it takes to win, like Adam Scott...


Area preps shine in Senior Classic

The annual Senior Classic boys and girls basketball games have become a time-honored tradition on the Hi-Line. Hosted by North Star High School, the one-day event as one of the most popular all-star...


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