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 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 17, 2017

The 9C drives into Havre

Crowded, screaming student sections, blowing bands, admonishing coaches and cheering parents, a Hi-Line city riddled with school buses bearing the insignias of C class schools from all over the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 10, 2017

9 years in the making: Big Sandy's Jeff Reichelt Memorial Library

For nine years, the Jeff Reichelt Memorial Library in Big Sandy was no more than a concept, born of a local who gave away a building and asked that a library be built in its place to commemorate her...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 3, 2017

Cutting-edge research on the Hi-Line

In the last 10 years, Montana State University-Northern's work on fuels has gone from a small program focused on testing petroleum and bio-based fuels to its Advanced Fuels Center, an operation...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 27, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Havre acts

Grant Olson was born and raised on a cattle ranch south of Havre and caught the acting bug as a freshman at Havre High School. He continued his training at Montana State University-Northern, studied...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 20, 2017

108 years: Havre's Chamber of Commerce

Before there was a Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, more than 108 years ago, there was a business community. The Chamber, Executive Director Debbie Vandeberg said, was formed because "a bunch of Havre...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 13, 2017

Majestic: A wintery Beaver Creek Park

Majestic. That's how Beaver Creek Park Superintendent Chad Edgar has described the 10,000-acre park during the winter. "The park is just majestic in the winter. It is quiet and very peaceful out...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 6, 2017

Community Ed: more than 40 years of adult education

Since 1973, Community Education has given adults learning and recreation opportunities that run the gamut from learning to play cribbage or poach a salmon, to dancing to Top 40 music or snowshoeing...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    December 23, 2016

Spirit of Christmas shines through in north-Central Montana

The local Christmas season calendar is packed with tree lightings, live nativity scenes, theatrical performances, acts of charity, choral and orchestral student performances, parades through brightly...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    December 9, 2016

Hi-Line Living: 36 years of bones, digging and history

For 36 years, the "yard" of Dan and Lila Redding has been a campsite and classroom for young paleontologists. "Our backyard is literally covered with dinosaur bones," Redding said. The 25,00 acres of...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    November 18, 2016

Hi-Line Living: Volunteer of the Year

Mandy Hansen didn't have plans to work with Special Olympic athletes. Her volunteer position as the Local Program Coordinator of the Great Northern Area Special Olympics region started when she was...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    November 11, 2016

Hi-Line Living: KNMC revives the radio star

KNMC's Rock Lotto drew scores of music lovers to Town Square during this year's Havre Festival Day's celebration in September. The event consisted of five bands whose members were chosen at random,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    November 4, 2016

Hi-Line Living: A slow rise

Havre's Grateful Bread is not an overnight success. It's more like the slow rise of a loaf of bread made from scratch. Owner Rick Neuwerth's love for baking was kneaded in him a long time ago. "My mom...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    October 28, 2016

Women in the trades at Northern

Emma Faus has had a passion for repairing vehicles since she was a child. When she was growing up and all throughout her teenage years in Witchita, Kansas, Faus would build or do maintenance on jeeps...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 14, 2016

Hi-Line Living - Hill County celebrates its officers

Hill County does not have a shortage of law enforcement agencies. The Havre Police Department, Rocky Boy Police Department, Hill County Sheriff's Office, Montana Highway Patrol, U.S. Border Patrol,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 7, 2016

Feeding on Faith: Soup kitchen stories

Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen serves more than food. "It's just a place where you get to be fed in the body, and you get to be fed in the soul," the Rev. Daniel Wathen said. "Sometimes you just need to...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    September 30, 2016

Aaniiih Nakoda College: Where Native American Culture and Technology Meet

In the 33 years since it was chartered, what is now Aaniiih Nakoda College, the small tribal college on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation has come a long way. "These folks, when they started here...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 23, 2016

Organic Farming "Isn't that fun"

Bob Quinn is an organic farmer, researcher and world traveler who believes diet is a major reason so many Americans are in poor health. "The amount of illness and chronic illness and autoimmune...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 16, 2016

Hi-Line Living: Life After Adoption

Randy and Amanda Christofferson couldn't have children. They both wanted to, badly, but Amanda said she couldn't conceive. So in 2010, they started fostering children, and over the next three years,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 9, 2016

Hi-Line Living: Hansen Family Campground

For 12 years, Paul and Mandy Hansen persistently worked to resurrect their campground property. The campground was a longtime goal, a dream that had turned into a problem shortly after it had become...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 2, 2016

Hi-Line Living: Shooting Under the Stars

For the ninth year in a row, shotgun shooters, most of them from Havre, came together to fire into the night in the Moonlight Shoot at the Havre Trap Club. Club President Jim Bachini wasn't sure how...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 26, 2016

Hi-Line Living: Special Ed teachers prepare for school

Last Friday, four special education teachers, most of them new to Havre High, met to coordinate schedules for 63 students, the special ed students registered at the high school. Classes wouldn't start...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 19, 2016

New and Improved Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line

When the new Memorial Fitness Park playground at the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line was being planned, the designers weren’t very interested in what the grown-ups had to say. They wanted to know...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    August 12, 2016

Hi-Line Living: Andrew Windy Boy Sr.

Dressed in their regalia, Andrew Windy Boy Sr. and his 9-year-old grandson Alexander sat with scores of others beneath the arbors of the powwow grounds as the sights and sounds of Rocky Boy's 52nd...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 5, 2016

Hi-Line Living - National Night Out August 2

Cops and public came together for barbecue, live music, water dunking, face painting and puppies. National Night Out brings law enforcement, emergency services providers and the community they serve t...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 29, 2016

Hi-Line Living: Hill County fair

Dirt flew into the crowd as four battered cars - growling with force - spun and rammed and burrowed into each other. Every impact in the arena elicited cheers and oohs and aahs from the crowd. On the...

 

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