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 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 9, 2014 

Probation officer denies rape charge

A Havre man has denied raping the mother of a youth under his supervision as a juvenile probation officer, and the judge set the trial for Dec. 8. Stephen David Mills, born in 1965, pleaded not guilty in state District Court in Havre this week to a... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 9, 2014 

Alternative high school moving

The Havre Public School District Board of Trustees listened Tuesday to Superintendent Andy Carlson’s plan to move the alternative high school back into the Robins Administration building. The alternative high school is an option for students who...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 9, 2014 

Blaine County Fair to hit Chinook

The 2014 Blaine County Fair will bring a variety of entertainments and goods to the fairgrounds in Chinook this weekend. A full schedule of events is set to entertain attendees of the fair, which will... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 9, 2014 

Board talks rules at Beaver Creek Park

A member of the Hill County Park Board said Monday she thinks the board at times gets hung up on following the rules set for the operation of Beaver Creek Park. Renelle Braaten said during Monday’s Park Board meeting during a discussion of a cabin...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 9, 2014 

Stidham hearing rescheduled after new attorney a no-show

A Havre woman accused of assaulting her husband with his own handgun will have to wait at least another week for any movement in two cases she faces in state District Court in Havre. Her attorney missed hearings scheduled for Tuesday. Cindy R....

 By Eric Seidle    Local    July 9, 2014 

Quick Pic: Work begins on Boys & Girls Club

A crew from T.P. Construction Inc. digs up a foundation Tuesday, left over from the old Delvin School for the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line additions. The Club is aiming for a February 2015... Full story

 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    July 8, 2014

Group calls out park board over FWP comments

A group of Hill County residents have criticized Hill County Park Board members for comments they made at the June Park Board meeting about Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks asking the board to resolve a problem with charging people to fish. Lou...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 8, 2014

Free summer meals given to kids

Free meals to kids 18 and under are being given out at Lincoln-McKinley Primary School. Carol Wolf, the main organizer of the program, said that the program is "semi-successful," but she would like... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 8, 2014

4-H plans new Chuckwagon construction

This year will be the second-to-the-last Hill County fair where people can eat at the decades-old 4-H Chuckwagon. Fundraising for the new building will continue at the fair. Hill County 4-H announced...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 8, 2014

Paved walking path proposed at Beaver Creek Park

Work is moving forward to build a walking path in Beaver Creek Park, and representatives of two groups talked about options at Monday’s Hill County Park Board meeting. A class at Montana State University-Northern prepared an analysis of the...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 7, 2014

Rocky Boy man drowns at Brown's Reservoir

Thomas Edward Bernard, 24, died at Brown’s Reservoir on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Friday. Hill County Sheriff Don Brostrom said the cause of death was drowning. The Hill County Sheriff’s Office was called to the reservoir after Bernard... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 7, 2014

Celebrating freedom and community

The Fourth of July weekend celebration brought many to the streets of Havre and Chinook to attend a variety of events. Pepin Park Festival In Havre, on the Fourth, the festivities of the day began at... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 7, 2014

Highway work planned south of Havre, west of Chester

The Montana Department of Transportation is planning two projects on the Hi-Line, and is seeking public comment on a project on Beaver Creek Highway and another on Whitlash Road by Chester. A plan for work on state Secondary Highway 234 that runs...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 7, 2014

Big Sandy library project, medical benefit come together

A ranching accident has become tied together with work to build a new branch of the Chouteau County Library in Big Sandy. Marla Ray of Big Sandy, one of the community members in a local library committee working on raising funds for the construction...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 3, 2014

Bear Paw reduces rates on business loans

The local economic development agency is offering a special deal to help businesses in the area expand or to help people who want to start a new business. Bear Paw Development Corp. announced it is reducing a fee in its revolving loan program...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 3, 2014

Ag research center shows off its work

The Northern Agricultural Research Center hosted its annual Field Day highlighting its facilities and projects Wednesday. NARC was celebrating its 99th year of operation as staffers carted people... Full story

 By Havre Daily News    Local    July 3, 2014

Four things for the Fourth

As Havre enters into the three-day Independence Day weekend, there is an abundance of things for people to do. Here are four events where people can have fun over the weekend for free. 1. Fourth of... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 3, 2014

Fort Benton celebrates summer, Year of the Woman

The 38th Annual Fort Benton Summer Celebration brought hundreds of people to take part in the yearly celebration along the Missouri River. This year's celebration held many festivities, including a pa... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 2, 2014

Rape charge dropped in drug plea agreement

A Havre man will spend six years on probation, with the chance to clear his name, and in exchange he no longer faces a rape charge. Jonathan Aaron Currie, born in 1992, entered a plea agreement April... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 2, 2014

Firework science at the library

Demonstrations of visual science entertained and educated those in attendance at Havre-Hill County Library Tuesday evening. Carol Pleninger, a science teacher at Havre High School, gave her... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 2, 2014

Houle faces pending state charges

A prominent Chippewa Cree Tribe official is now facing state action while charges in federal court are pending. The Hill County Attorney’s Office Monday requested permission to file two felony charges against Chippewa Cree Business Committee...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 1, 2014

Simpson: No contest on pot charges

After some work overcoming technical difficulties, a former Montana State University-Northern star athlete and recruiter admitted via the Internet Monday that the prosecution had enough evidence to... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 1, 2014

Vanzant pleads guilty on painkiller charges

A man admitted Monday to having nearly 300 prescription painkillers he planned to sell when he was pulled over Nov. 7 on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Richard W. Vanzant III, born in 1984, pleaded guilty in state District Court in Havre to...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 1, 2014

Teen, father deny rape, tampering charges

A youth and his father, accused respectively of assaulting, raping and threatening a high school girl and of sending texts telling her not to go to the police pleaded not guilty Monday in state District Court in Havre. Ryan Holsapple, 17 at the time... Full story


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