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 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 4, 2012

New landfill up and running, despite wind trouble

Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson Before the wind begins to pick up, Unified Disposal Landfill manager Brad Tommerup on the east side of the new landfill sucks trash stuck along a 25-foot-tall fence with a Litter Critter vacuum Friday afternoon....

 
 By Ken Brubaker    Sports    January 4, 2012

Local Bowling Report: Nine-pin, Nop-Tap tourney slated for Hi-Line Lanes

Hi-Line Lanes will be running a six game 9–pin No-Tap Singles Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. This will be a handicapped tournament with a max of 25 pins per game. Total score with handicap will be the winner. Entries will determine how... Full story

 

Frontier Conference Basketball Preview 2012: Top Women's Guards

MSU-Northern's Laramie Schwenke (right) is one of the elite guards in all of the Frontier Conference. Despite injuries, Schwenke is having a huge senior campaign. She has positioned herself as one of...

 

Frontier Conference Basketball Preview 2012: Top Men's Guards

If you like fast breaks and 3-point shooting, then men's basketball in the Frontier Conference is certainly for you. The league has always featured great guard play, whether it be point guards who...

 

Squeaker of a victory in hand, Romney looks to NH

DES MOINES, Iowa — A squeaker of an Iowa victory in hand, Mitt Romney headed Wednesday into the New Hampshire primary — in his own political backyard — insisting that staying power sets him apart from runners-up Rick Santorum and Ron Paul and...

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 4, 2012

New Havre City Council gets down to business

Havre City Council jumped right into the new year's new business, with new council members. After swearing in the officials elected last November and the new Havre Police Chief Kirk Fitch, the council voted on a couple of resolutions adopting budgets...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 4, 2012

Champagne sentenced to 40 years for sex assault

A Havre man convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl will spend at least 15 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole. A jury found Clarence Edward Champagne, born in 1969, guilty of sexual assault following a three-day trial in...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 4, 2012

New landfill up and running, despite wind trouble

Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson Before the wind begins to pick up, Unified Disposal Landfill manager Brad Tommerup on the east side of the new landfill sucks trash stuck along a 25-foot-tall fence with a Litter Critter vacuum Friday afternoon....

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 4, 2012

Brekke tapped to be council president

Havre Daily News/Zach White Havre Mayor Tim Solomon, left, breaks a tie Tuesday between council Republicans and Democrats in choosing the next City Council president during a City Council meeting. Solomon chose Republican Andrew Brekke. While the...

 
 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 4, 2012

William 'Ben' Oliver

William 'Ben' Oliver William "Ben" Oliver, 98, of Big Sandy, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Northern Montana Care Center due to natural causes. Funeral services will be 10 a. m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Big Sandy United Methodist Church...

 
 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 4, 2012

LaVern Elizabeth McFadden

LaVern Elizabeth McFadden LaVern Elizabeth McFadden, 99, a retired nurse's aide, died of natural causes, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at a local care facility. Visitation will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 201 44th St. S., Great Falls, Mont., on... Full story

 
 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 4, 2012

Elinor R. Clack

Elinor R. Clack, right Elinor R. Clack, 95, formerly of Havre, Mont., passed away Nov. 27, 2011, at Viewpointe Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., of natural causes. A memorial service is being planned for late June 2012 in Havre. A notice will be... Full story

 
 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 4, 2012

Violet M. Dannels

Violet M. Dannels Violet M. Dannels, 92, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Northern Montana Care Center, due to natural causes. Violet has been cremated and along with her husband's ashes will be spread over the waters. A memorial service will...

 
 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 4, 2012

Carroll Eugene Nielsen

Carroll Eugene Nielsen Carroll Eugene Nielsen, 79, passed away on Jan. 2, 2012, at his home due to natural causes. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 2 p. m., at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel with Ila McClenahan...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 4, 2012

Beaver Creek Eagle Scout project moving forward

A Havre Boy Scout told the Hill County Park Board Monday that his project to upgrade a site in Beaver Creek Park south of Havre is well under way, and he held a successful fundraiser last weekend with more efforts on the way to pay for the work in... Full story

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 4, 2012

Northern's Auto Tech Center a priority to state

As students return from the holidays next month, the administrators who run the Montana University System will be headed back to the grind of another legislative session, where they will, yet again, make the case for the vital importance of higher...

 
 By Tristan    Sports    January 4, 2012

Lights scrape Argos in a close one

MSU-Northern's Ethan Hinebauch, left, locks the head of UGF's Shaun Lau during Tuesday night's NAIA dual in Havre. Make that two in a row for an MSU-Northern wrestling team that once felt like it would never beat the Great Falls Argos in a dual. On T... Full story

 

Wildcats strong on the mat

The Harlem wrestling team opened its season with a great showing at the Cascade Invitational last Saturday. Harlem placed second overall with 161 team points. Choteau was first with 229.5 points,...

 

Ice Hawks fall at Great Falls

The Havre Ice Hawks high school hockey team hasn't had much luck so far this winter. On Saturday, the Ice Hawks were in Great falls to take on the Great Falls Americans, where they fell in a hard-foug... Full story

 

Two MSU-Northern volleyball players touted

It was a magical season for the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team, and the awards are still rolling in. Northern junior middle hitter Abby Nicholas was recently named to the 2012 AVCA... Full story

 

Round One: Lights host rival Argos

Sports rivalries can go many different ways. Sometimes they're heated, with bad blood on both sides of coin, and sometimes, they are just a lot of fun for everybody involved. In the case of the rivalr... Full story

 
 By Tristan    Opinion    January 4, 2012

Our View: Be safe, have a recount

A recount will begin shortly in the close race for Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction. Incumbent Democrat Denise Juneau leads Republican Sandy Welch by 2,231 votes out of more than 468,00,000 votes cast. Most agree that Juneau lead cannot b...

 
 By Zach White    Local    January 4, 2012

Havre makes final move to annex land adjacent to city

After the ball drops this New Year's Eve, Havre will become a bigger city. The Havre City Council gave the final go-ahead in the annexation of 26 properties, a process that started a few months ago that will take effect on Jan. 1. The council voted...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 4, 2012

County FSA Director Zook to retire early

After 24 years with the USDA's Farm Service Agency including 19 years in Hill County, the county executive director has decided to move on to new activities. Mike Zook, Hill County FSA director, said this morning he has taken early retirement. "At... Full story

 

Obama focuses on turnout, Romney on Pennsylvania

CONCORD, N.H. — Just two days from the finish, President Barack Obama's campaign is mobilizing a massive get-out-the-vote effort aimed at carrying the Democrat to victory, as Republican Mitt Romney makes a late play for votes in Democratic-leaning... Full story

 

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