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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 24, 2014 

Fire levels Bear Paw home

A fire destroyed a home south of Havre Wednesday morning and the cause is uncertain. Josh Bebee, the fire chief of the Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire department was unable to... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 24, 2014 

Good numbers at the fair

Great Northern Fairgrounds Manager Tim Solomon gave a positive report Tuesday on the annual fair held Wednesday through Sunday last week. "It was a great one as far as really mellow crowds, no big... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 24, 2014 

Two killed in crash near Box Elder

A motor vehicle crash took the lives of two men near Box Elder Wednesday evening. Though the names were not released by the Chouteau County Sheriff’s Office this morning, Holland and Bonine Funeral Home sent obituaries for the two men. Jerod Reed... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 24, 2014 

Concert raises $920 for Chuckwagon

Despite a relatively low turnout, due to the generosity of local sponsors a concert fundraiser for Hill County 4-H raised nearly $1,000 to help replace its Chuckwagon at the Great Northern... Full story

 Local    July 24, 2014 

For the Record, July 24, 2014

Havre Police Department Daniel Jones Stanley, 71, of Box Elder was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct after officers responded to a 5:19 p.m. Wednesday call from Pepin Park on 7th Avenue about a man sleeping or passed out. ——— Officer... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 23, 2014

Jaycees want Saturday for demo derby next year

After a successful run for the Jaycees demolition derby run each year at the Great Northern Fair — including the addition of a new race — the service group is wanting to move to a more prime-time day. “We want to know if we could have …...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 23, 2014

Court sends Ghostbear back for felony rape sentencing

A man sentenced for a misdemeanor after a jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl who was visiting him in a homeless shelter is coming back to Havre to face a different sentence. Edward Harold Ghostbear, born in 1977, was... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 23, 2014

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Officers arrested a suspect in connection to the armed robbery of a Havre pharmacy Monday. Arlene Dawn Morsette, 30, has been arrested in connection to the robbery on charges of armed robbery, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 23, 2014

'Sympathy Jones' takes the stage Thursday

The youth production of the local acting troupe is bringing a musical-mystery-suspense thriller to Havre starting this week with its production of "Sympathy Jones: The new secret agent musical." The M... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 23, 2014

Redskins Foundation buys playground for Rocky Boy

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation is getting a new playground for free to place on the reservation as part of a series of projects made possible by the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation.... Full story

 Local    July 23, 2014

For the Record, July 23, 2014

Havre Police Department An officer took a dog to the Havre Animal Shelter after a caller from 3rd Street reported at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday that two dogs were trying to attack a child. ——— Officers investigated a report made at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday mad... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 22, 2014

Police search for woman in pharmacy armed robbery

A Havre drugstore was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon, and police are still looking for the suspect. Employees at the Western Drug store on 5th Avenue were held at gunpoint by a woman who is said... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 22, 2014

Stidham not guilty plea denied

A Havre judge Monday ruled against a Havre woman’s request to back out of a plea agreement. Cindy Stidham, born in 1966, had moved to change her plea of no contest to an assault charge stemming from threatening her husband with his own gun, and... Full story

 By Eric Seidle    Local    July 22, 2014

Sheppards featured as Yard of the Week

As with many of the Yards of the Week, the yard of Jenne and Bobby Sheppard has a well-manicured lawn and colorful flowers, but there is more than meets the eye at the 6th Avenue house. A collection... Full story

 Local    July 22, 2014

For the Record, July 22, 2014

Havre Police Department Francis Ralph Amos, 31, of Havre was arrested on a charge of criminal contempt after an 8:10 a.m. Monday 24/7 Sobriety Program violation at the police station. ——— Officers investigated an 8:30 a.m. Monday call from 5th... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 21, 2014

Wildfires clouding air quality

Wildland fires two states away and in another country have been impacting weather in north-central Montana, with a local sanitarian warning people to be careful about the smoke in the air. “The biggest thing is, anybody who has lung problems is... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 21, 2014

4-H Queen crowned at fair

The 2014 4-H Queen was crowned at the Hill County Fair Thursday. Rinnah Kinsella, 16, was crowned as 4-H Queen in the Bigger Better Barn after the 4-H competition were wrapped up. Kinsella has been... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 21, 2014

Triangle jumps into smartphone market

Telephone cooperatives were designed to provide service to underserved rural areas the big companies weren't interested in. Today, some are taking on the big boys in providing Internet services and sm...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 21, 2014

Charter customers see Internet, cable, phone outages

For around four and a half hours Sunday, those using Charter Communications' services experienced a loss of secure connection. The problems began again around 10 a.m. this morning, despite work crews’ efforts to remedy the issue. Brian Anderson of...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 21, 2014

Farmer hits pole Saturday and takes out Hi-Line power

A farming accident took out power for 60 miles of the Hi-Line Saturday, although a power company representative said it was repaired quickly. Butch Larcombe of NorthWestern Energy said power went out from about Chester to the Fort Assinniboine area...

 Local    July 21, 2014

For the Record, July 21, 2014

Havre Police Department Officers investigated an 11:32 a.m. Friday call from 10th Street about vandalism to the calling party’s rock wall in the alley. ——— Tyler Kim Theboy, 23, of Havre was issued a summons on a charge of having an open... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 18, 2014

Bullhook clinic to open Monday

The latest phase of a project 10 years in the making is coming to fruition, with the new Bullhook Community Health Center facility across from Havre City Hall on the 500 Block of 3rd Street opening... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 18, 2014

Lady Houdini escapes in Havre

Kristen Johnson has been traveling across the nation putting on her show for many years and is performing it at the Great Northern Fair until Saturday evening. Kevin Ridgeway, her presenter at her sho... Full story

 Local    July 18, 2014

Drug/DUI courts celebrate graduates

The Hill County Drug and DUI courts held a celebration of a major milestone Thursday following court: the first graduation of their participants. Josh Kaupang and JonAnn Roastingstick both graduated from the program, with congratulations and thanks...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 18, 2014

Miss Great Northern Rodeo 2014 crowned

The Miss Great Northern Rodeo Pageant crowned Sheridan O'Neil as the 2014 queen of the fair. The pageant saw two contestants this year: O'Neil and Rachel Bartlett. The two contestants went through a...


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