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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 25, 2014 

Ramming Speed

The Jaycees Demolition Derby and Bump 'N' Run was bigger and better this year at the Great Northern Fair in Havre Sunday. Twenty-one full-sized derby cars and four herby cars took part in this year's...

 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 Emily Mayer    Local    July 18, 2014

Celebrating History: Newspaper's Booster Edition

The July 18, 1914, issue of the Hill County Democrat was a very interesting one. It was a Booster Edition, full of columns boasting about how great Hill County, Havre and Montana were to live and...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 18, 2014

Inside the mind of Marcus

Marcus Carter is an artist who lives in Havre who uses his art to communicate with other people. Carter is deaf and was speaking through an interpreter, Melissa Hendricks, at the Atrium Mall as he pai... Full story

 By Eric Seidle    Local    July 14, 2014

Quick Pic: Wrestling with a pig: It's as messy as it sounds

The Fantastic 4 team drag a pig near the bucket during peewee pig wrestling Sunday at the Blaine County Fair.... Full story

 By Emily Mayer    Local    July 3, 2014

Celebrating History: New business in the Wright Building

We return to Havre for the 26 installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the formation of Montana Territory, signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26, 1864. Information for this column comes from the July 4, 1914...

 By Special to the Havre Daily News    Local    July 1, 2014

Sieglock earns Garden Club Yard of the Week

Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club chose the yard of Sara and Vic Sieglock at 1418 Lincoln Ave. as Yard of the Week. This landscaped yard is the forefront for beautiful flower beds graced with perennials,... Full story

 By Eric Seidle    Local    June 30, 2014

Quick Pic: A new sign for Fort Assiniboine

A new sign recently placed on U.S. Highway 87 south of Havre points the way to Fort Assinniboine, the historic fort that was in operation in the late 19th and early 20th century. The sign is designed... Full story

 By Emily Mayer    Local    June 27, 2014

Celebrating history: Hingham Park is looking better

For this 25th installment celebrating Montana Territory’s 150th anniversary, we go back to Hingham. In the June 26, 1914 issue of the Hingham Review, we find, complete with misspelling: About The Park We are truly glad to see the grass growing in...

 By Pam Burke    Local    June 27, 2014

History takes flight

CUTBANK - People who have flown, whether as passenger or pilot, commonly comment at some point about one's change in perspective inspired by flight. They no longer look in the same way at the... Full story

 By Eric Seidle    Local    June 23, 2014

Quick Pic: Barber Ranch Archery shoot

Scotty McLean of Havre shoots at target during the 16th Annual Barber Ranch 2 day Archery Shoot on Saturday.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    June 20, 2014

Acupuncture sticks on the Hi-Line

The more than 2,000-year-old practice of acupuncture is alive on the Hi-Line. Acupuncture is a medical practice in which thin needles are inserted into key points along the body to relieve symptoms...

 By Emily Mayer    Local    June 20, 2014

Celebrating History: Summer events on the Hi-Line

We return to Box Elder for this 24th installment of this series celebrating Montana Territory’s 150th anniversary. Here is some of what was in the June 19, 1914 issue. Like Hingham, Box Elder was having a contest for a piano. The Valley Mercantile...

 By Eric Seidle    Local    June 19, 2014

Quick Pic: Sounds on the Square

Blind Luck band members Joe Ross, left, and Jeff McCormick play during Wednesday's Sounds on the Square. The ROC Band will perform next Wednesday at Town Square from 6 to 8 p.m.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    June 13, 2014

Building a world in miniature

In the lower level of the Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum lies a model world that dwarfs the model trains upstairs. The model train scene built in the lower level of the building was started in 2001 by... Full story

 By Emily Mayer    Local    June 13, 2014

Celebrating History: An election year in Hill County, 1914

We find out what is happening in the town of Hingham for this 23rd installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory. Here are some entries found in the June 12, 1914 issue of the Hingham Review. It was an election...

 By Emily Mayer    Local    June 6, 2014

Celebrating History: Picnics, carnivals and flies

We return to Box Elder for this 22nd installment celebrating Montana Territory’s 150th anniversary. The following entries were found in the June 5, 1914, issue of The Box Elder Valley Press. The Farmers’ Picnic Everybody Invited to Help Make It...

 By Pam Burke    Local    June 6, 2014

The life of a highway flagger

There are two seasons in Montana, winter and road construction, or so the old joke says. While construction crews toil away with all manner of heavy equipment on the inside of a construction project...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    June 4, 2014

Boys & Girls Club readies for addition

The Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line performed a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the start of construction for the new addition to their building. The 4,000 squar...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 4, 2014

Community to help Havre woman fight cancer

Terri Healy Frey believes that education is essential for young people. Her three children all graduated from Montana State University-Northern. Most of her relatives also have Northern diplomas. In her job as the Native American adviser at Havre...

 By Emily Mayer    Local    May 30, 2014

Celebrating history: Natural gas found in Havre

We continue to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory with this 21st installment in this series. The following entries were found in the May 30, 1914 issue of The Hill County Democrat,...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 30, 2014

On the diamond

Havre little league baseball, which has had area kids trying their hands at working as a team and learning the game, is wrap ping up soon in June. A youth baseball season lasts around two or three...

 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 23, 2014

Motocross brings riders to Havre

The Lohman Motorsports Complex brought motorcycle and ATV riders to the Hi-Line to take on the area's track Sunday. The riders competed in a variety of events to earn points for Sunday's competition...

 By Eric Seidle    Local    May 20, 2014

Quick Pic: Cleaning up Havre

Ryan Turner, left, and his wife, Tylyn, unload bags of grass and left over brush Saturday morning at Zip Trip on 11th Street West during Havre Pride. Havre Pride is conducted twice a year to... Full story


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