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 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 22, 2014 

Campaigning during Festival Days

Both Democrats and Republicans held events over the weekend, with candidates telling voters why they were the best selection in the midst of Festival Days celebrations. The Democrats held their annual Pasma-Peck fundraising dinner Friday night in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    September 22, 2014 

It's sad to imagine Havre without Bonnie

The heart of Havre died last week. Bonnie Bennett was a shining example of what makes Havre so special. She had a heart of gold and was a first-class character to boot. There was hardly a special event in the city that Bonnie was not at — usually... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 17, 2014

Atchison, Brewer file for government review commission

Two candidates have filed for the election for three seats on a commission to review Havre’s form of government, and anyone else who would like to run will have to file as a write-in candidate. The Hill County Clerk and Recorder reports that Perry...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 8, 2014

Council nixes lower salaries to pay for clerk

Havre City Council, at Wednesday’s budget meeting, voted against allowing City Court Judge Virginia Seigel to hire a new part-time clerk. Ward 4 councilmember Andrew Brekke proposed a budget that would reduce each councilmember’s monthly salary...

 By Tim Leeds    State News    September 5, 2014

Local legislative races full and running

While the state focus primarily is on the race for the local Senate race between Republican Kris Hansen and Democrat Kris Hansen, battles are ongoing in every local race, in newly revised House districts. Watch for in-depth candidate profiles of...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 28, 2014

Task force talks ways to reduce teen pregnancy

A local task force continued its work Wednesday tasked by a Hill County Health Improvement Plan, trying to find ways to keep getting teenage girls from getting pregnant and ways to help pregnant and parenting teen girls — and boys. Wanda Meredith,...

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    August 25, 2014

The real fight against ALS

There has been a lot of jocularity in recent days because of the national craze of challenging people to have ice cold water poured over their heads as a way of raising funds for the fight against ALS, the dreaded neurological disease. If the craze m... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 20, 2014

Havre Police comment on Klan flyers

In light of the public outcry against the United Klans of America flyers at the Havre City Council meeting Monday, the Havre Police Department sent out a press release about the matter Tuesday. “Our officers work diligently at patrolling the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 19, 2014

Klan flyers concern public

Havre City Council meeting saw its biggest audience in a long time Monday night as community members showed up to voice concerns about the United Klans of America flyers that were distributed around town over the weekend. The flyers read... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 19, 2014

Judge: City Court is "crippled," needs help

City Court Judge Virginia Seigel spoke again at Monday’s Havre City Council meeting to request at least a part-time employee to help get City Court up to speed. “I wanted to bring the historical aspect of the struggle for staffing and also to...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 18, 2014

Region celebrates Bullhook opening

Rain drove the event inside Friday but didn't dampen the spirits of well more-than 100 people gathered to celebrate the opening of Havre's newest medical facility. The grand opening of Bullhook...

 By Milton Madsen    Opinion    August 11, 2014

Thoughts on fireworks, Great Northern Fair

Now that the noise of the Fourth of July is over and the fair is done, I have these comments to make. Havre City Council, without any consideration for our feelings, allowed fireworks to be set off inside the city limits. The first year of that ordin... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 5, 2014

City Court asks for second clerk

Correction: The print version of this story incorrectly stated City Court Judge Virginia Seigel took office in November 2013. She was elected November and took office in January 2014. Havre City Council Monday discussed the possibility of adding a...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 1, 2014

Openings for city review board

Along with people deciding whether political parties have a place in Havre city elections, voters have the chance to run for a commission to see how — or if — the form of city government should change as well. Havre voters in the June 3 primary e... Full story

 By Emily Mayer    Local    July 25, 2014

Celebrating history: The third Hill County Fair

For the 29th installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory, we take a look at the news in the July 25, 1914 issue of The Havre Plaindealer. The event getting the most news was the upcoming Hill County Fair. The fai...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 8, 2014

City to mow weedy lawns without notice

Havre City Council Monday night approved the ordinances that would allow street vendors to sell their wares without paying a permit and for the city to be able to mow private property with only one prior notice. The city policy of giving lot owners... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 26, 2014

Tadios finds little support in trial

The trial of a woman accused of embezzling Chippewa Cree tribal funds, started in U.S. District Court in Great Falls Wednesday, despite her complaints about her attorney and about the trial starting too soon. Fawn Tadios, former director of the healt... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 23, 2014

Day of Action prompts work, laughter

Eight people were standing at a table in the middle of the hall at Van Orsdel United Methodist church Saturday, packaging food for people in need. "One, two three," the team leader yelled out.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    June 17, 2014

City to crack down on wild yards

The city of Havre will apparently be getting more authority to crack down on people who let tall weeds grow on their lawns. Ward 4 Councilperson Andrew Brekke at Monday night’s meeting presented changes he would like made to the nuisance weed... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 13, 2014

Raffle will help Woodwick with medical costs

A group of artists is helping one of their own who has been helping the local community for years. The Havre Art Association will start selling tickets Saturday in a raffle with the proceeds going to... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 4, 2014

Havre to review its government

Havre voters in November will elect a three-member commission to review the way the city government operates. Voters approved creation of the commission in Tuesday's primary election. According to the Montana constitution, voters every decade get...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    June 3, 2014

Council gets reports from fire, parks and rec

Havre City Council convened Monday to listen to reports from the Havre Fire Department and Parks and Recreation. Chris Inman, director of Parks and Recreation, spoke to the council about the various summer projects the department is putting on....

 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 30, 2014

Legislative Democratic candidates stump in Havre

Democratic candidates for the state Legislature during a fundraiser Tuesday in Havre called for help and support to take seats in Helena. Sen. Greg Jergeson, D-Havre, who faces the winner of the primary race between state Rep. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, a...

 By Emily Mayer    Local    May 23, 2014

Celebrating History: Women meet, saloon owners missing

This is the 20th installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory, signed into existence by President Abraham Lincoln. The Havre Plaindealer's May 23, 1914, issue had...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 20, 2014

City council raises wastewater rates

The public hearing on the proposal to raise rates for wastewater services was made fairly easy for Havre City Council Monday night. No one showed up to comment. City Clerk Doug Kaercher read off two written comments and spoke of several phone calls... Full story


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