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Celebrating History: Effects of The Great War

By Emily Mayer The effects of World War I were widespread and inclusive. No one and no industry was untouched. Articles printed in the Nov. 10, 1917 issue of The Havre Plaindealer included price fixes for food and fuel, and Montana’s generosity in...

 

Drivers need to proceed with courtesy for funerals

Because I Could Not Stop for Death Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. We slowly drove, he knew no haste, And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too, For his civilit...

 

Celebrating History: More Hill County soldiers go into WWI

by Emily Mayer The entire Havre community extends a Happy 100 Years Young birthday to Bernice Marie Ragnvald Hoveland Hardy, who was born in Havre on Sept. 23, 1917. A dinner was given in her honor by her loving family, and we salute Mrs. Hardy on...

 

Guest Column: Recycle pesticide containers

Recently, I attended a Montana State University Extension Service training to obtain a license for the application and purchase of pesticides (weed killers) for the ranch. The instructors didn’t mention what to do with the empty pesticide...

 

Calling on the Capitol for private property rights, sage grouse funding, predation

We talked a lot about Montana’s No. 1 industry in Gov. Steve Bullock’s office this week. On Wednesday, a table full of Young Farmers and Ranchers in our Calling on the Capitol event sat down with the governor and talking about value-added ag...

 

Try carrots instead of sweet potatoes for hearty casserole

What are you serving for Thanksgiving dinner? Do you have room for a delicious new side dish? Today's recipe is styled after my favorite sweet potato casserole, but it isn't as sugary and uses...

 

Celebrating History: A tribute to newspaper owner R.X. Lewis

By Emily Mayer A few weeks back, it was announced that R. X. Lewis, former proprietor of The Havre Plaindealer and later The Havre Daily Promoter, had passed away. He was a well-respected man in Havre and throughout Montana. His family and friends...

 

Celebrating History: Business is brisk

By Emily Mayer Most of the local news in the past couple of weeks centered around the upcoming Chautauqua and candidates for public office. The year 1916 was an election year, too, and many Hill County citizens were running for the various open...

 

Celebrating History: Havre takes a break

By Emily Mayer Havre, for the most part, was taking a break between the two big events of the first Great Northern Montana Stampede that had just finished, and the upcoming Chautauqua. The courts, however, were filling that void by naturalizing many...

 

Celebrating history: Chautauqua is a big deal in Havre

By Emily Mayer No sooner was the inaugural Great Northern Montana Stampede finished and Havre was preparing for another event that promised a large gathering. The July 15, 1916, issue of The Havre...

 

Celebrating history: Stampede was big news of the week

By Emily Mayer The Great Northern Montana Stampede was underway and everyone knew it with all of the news coverage in the papers 100 years ago this week. The July 8, 1916 issue of The Havre Daily...

 

Celebrate a smoke-free Father's Day

From Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Father’s Day is a day to celebrate dads for who they are and all of the wonderful things they do. It is also a great time for dads to remember the important role they play in influencing the choices their kids...

 

Celebrating History: Creameries create controversy

By Emily Mayer The Hill County Creamery was barely two years in operation when the following article was printed on the front page of The Havre Plaindealer’s June 17, 1916 issue: WARNING AGAINST CREAMERY PROMOTER County Agent Classifies Such as a...

 

4-H'ers study showing rabbits

Press release The Hill County 4-H program has been holding Rabbit Workshops to prepare 4-H members for their show at the Great Northern Fair in July. At the most recent workshop, June 9, the 4-H'ers...

 

Celebrating History: Lots going on in Havre

By Emily Mayer Havre's continued growth and prosperity were showcased in the newspapers this week 100 years ago. The June 10, 1916, issue of The Hill County Democrat carried these three articles on...

 

Celebrating History: Empire Builder passes to beyond

By Emily Mayer Havre newspapers 100 years ago carried the sad news that James J. Hill, namesake of our county, had passed away. A very large article was published on the front page of The Havre Plaindealer’s June 3, 1916 issue. After the headline,...

 

Celebrating History: Prohibition, illness and gatherings

By Emily Mayer News was rather quiet in the papers this week 100 years ago. However, over the course of the past year, articles had appeared here and there regarding the issue of prohibition of alcoholic beverages. J. K. Bramble, editor and owner of...

 

Celebrating History: Growth and progress and robbery in Havre

Havre continued on the path of growth and progress in the newspapers 100 years ago. The following article was on the front page of the May 16, 1916, issue of The Havre Daily Promoter: Broderick to Reside In Gas City Deacon and Mrs. A. J. Broderick,...

 

Celebrating History: Lots going on at Masonic Temple

By Emily Mayer Havre will be celebrating our downtown area this weekend, and the timing between it and what was being published in the newspapers this week 100 years ago couldn’t be more perfect. Several announcements were being made throughout...

 

Celebrating history: Stampede was highlight of week

By Emily Mayer Preparations had been taking place for weeks regarding the Great Northern Montana Stampede 100 years ago. Articles had been printed outlining the work being done for this highly anticipated event, and this one appeared on the front...

 

Celebrating History: Chief Rocky Boy dies, park created

By Emily Mayer Sad news was reported in The Havre Daily Promoter’s April 24, 1916, issue. The honorable and courageous Chief Rocky Boy passed away peacefully the previous week on April 18, and his community was mourning a great loss. The article...

 

Celebrating history: Elks elect officers, new hardware offerings

By Emily Mayer News was fairly light this week 100 years ago. Things were still happening, though, in our little part of the world. One of Havre’s oldest fraternal organizations elected its officers, and this article was found on the front page of...

 

Celebrating history: Incumbents re-elected, newspaper upset

By Emily Mayer School board elections were held this week 100 years ago in Havre. Much to the consternation of J.K. Bramble, the two school board members were re-elected by wide margins. The following was published in The Havre Plaindealer: OLD...

 

Celebrating History: Setting aside land for Rocky Boy

By Emily Mayer The newspapers in Havre 100 years ago carried several neat articles. The Havre Plaindealer’s April 1, 1916, issue had a good-sized article announcing that the secretary of the interior favored increasing the amount of land for Rocky...

 

Celebrating history: Abandoned babies, runaways and undesirables

By Emily Mayer There were a couple of news stories in the papers 100 years ago that caused quite a stir. Two appeared on the front page of the March 25, 1916 issue of The Havre Plaindealer, complete with misspelling: BABY ABANDONED IN HOTEL DOORWAY...

 

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