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 By Alex Ross    Local    February 23, 2017 

Henny Penny moving

An owner of Henny Penny Cupcakes, the hen-themed eatery known for its cupcakes and soups, said she hopes to open the restaurant at a new location sometime next week.   Penny Velk, who co-owns and operates Henny Penny’s with her husband, Michael, s...

 

FWP seeks comment on rules for invasive mussels

Press release Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comment on proposed amendments to rules that outline new regulations needed in the battle to contain, detect and prevent the risk of spreading invasive mussels and other aquatic invasive...

 

Larsen promoted at Independence Bank

Press release Independence Bank has announced that Meagan Larsen has been promoted to assistant compliance officer. “We are very pleased to see Meagan move into this new phase of her career,” said Denise Ladenburg, vice president of compliance....

 

Businesses invited to take part in FFA state convention

Havre Daily News staff Montana FFA has invited businesses to participate in a convention for future farmers and ranchers expected to have more than 2,000 people in attendance. “Here is an opportunity not to miss,” FFA said in a press release....

 

Foundation Youth Speech Contest held at FFA State Convention

The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation is holding its annual Youth Speech Contest during the Montana FFA State Convention, March 22-25, in Great Falls. One of the Foundation’s most important goals is to help with agricultural education and the...

 

Park Board looks for committee members

Press release The Hill County Park Board is looking for community members interested in filling positions on the board’s Finance and Planning Committee. During its November meeting, the board approved the formation of a Finance and Planning...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 23, 2017 

Local officials concerned about invasive mussels

A potentially destructive invasive mussel larvae was detected October 2016 for the first time in Montana, and should the larvae spread, local officials said, it could cause major problems such as...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 23, 2017 

Reward offered for help finding missing man

The Chippewa Cree Tribe is offering a $1,000 reward for credible information that could lead to the location of Richard “Smokey” Roastingstick, said Ed Longknife, a Rocky Boy Police detective and the lead investigator on the case. Longknife said...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 23, 2017 

Essmann blasted for email opposing all-mail-in ballots

County officials throughout Montana blasted state Republican Party Chairman and Billings Rep. Jeff Essmann Wednesday after he said in an email that he would oppose allowing the special election to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke to be carried out by a mail...

 

FFA convention offers ag businesses some opportunity

Press release BOZEMAN — With more than 2,000 people in attendance and 2,500 programs sent statewide, the 2017 Montana FFA State Convention March 22-25 in Great Falls is an opportunity businesses won’t want to miss. The convention has 10’x10’...

 

FUSION Conference offers networking, leadership training

Montana Farm Bureau brought 55 people to the American Farm Bureau FUSION Conference Feb. 10-13 in Pittsburgh. The FUSION Conference is a bi-annual gathering bringing together members of Collegiate Farm Bureaus, along with Young Farmer and Rancher; Wo...

 

Humanities Montana awards four research fellowships

Press release Humanities Montana awarded a $3,500 Research Fellowship to Gretchen Minton to fund research for a book that tells the diverse stories of Shakespeare’s influence on the people of Montana, from the times of mountain men to the...

 

Historical Society seeks nominations for Heritage Keepers

Press release The Montana Historical Society is seeking nominations from across the state to honor the people who are the backbone of local and Montana history. Every community has a person or an organization that they turn to with questions about...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 22, 2017

Fair board nearing manager hire

With six applicants to be interviewed, Great Northern Fair Board members are one step closer to hiring a manager-groundskeeper. The debate among fair board members in the past had been whether to...

 

Tester unveils air ambulance bill

Havre Daily News staff U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced in Belgrade Tuesday that he is introducing legislation to allow states to regulate air ambulance services. “I believe that every industry needs to be held accountable to its customers, and in...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 22, 2017

Legislators talk mail ballots at videoconference

A bill to conduct the upcoming special congressional election entirely by mail ballot was discussed by area lawmakers at Tuesday’s weekly legislative video conference. The legislation Senate Bill 305, proposed by state Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick,...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 22, 2017

Council votes on parked trailers, vehicles left parked 5 days

Havre City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to approve ordinances that will result in fines and the impoundment of any trailer or recreational vehicle parked on a city street for more...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 21, 2017

Bearly Square holding RARE Bear event

A Havre quilting supply store is looking for volunteers to make teddy bears Saturday for children afflicted with rare diseases. “It’s a day of community service, but you are doing it on a bigger scale for a bigger organization,” said Wendy...

 

Bullhook accredited by National Children's Alliance

Press release Havre's Bullhook Community Health Center has been awarded accreditation by National Children's Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 21, 2017

Fundraiser set for students' Florida science trip

A Havre Middle School science teacher is taking 47 students on a science trip to Florida in June, where, among the activities scheduled, they are to disect a shark and snorkel with manatees. “It’s a life-changing experience,” Danielle Parsons...

 

Karla Gray, Montana's first female chief justice, dies at 69

GREAT FALLS (AP) — Karla Gray, the first female chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, has died of cancer. She was 69. Gray’s husband, Myron Currie, said Gray died Sunday at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena. Gov. Steve Bullock ordered flags...

 

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