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 Local    January 18, 2017 
 
 Local    January 18, 2017 

Recycle Montana Awards its 'Recycler of the Year'

Press release The nonprofit statewide organization Recycle Montana gave its first annual Recycler of the Year award at their recycling informational event held at the State Capitol in Helena. Rep. James O’Hara, R-Fort Benton, awarded the “Golden...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 18, 2017 

Council votes to support Whitefish in hate speech issue

The Havre City Council voted 5-1 to back a proclamation to support residents of the city of Whitefish and condemn anti-Semitic activities that have thrust the western Montana city into the headlines in recent months. When the proclamation passed it...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 18, 2017 

Commissioner complains about progress on fair manager post

Hill County Commissioner Diane McLean expressed frustration to Great Northern Fair Board members during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday night for not having moved any closer to hiring a manager-groundskeeper. “We don’t have a job...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 18, 2017 

City Council appoints Mel Paulson to fire chief

The Havre City Council Tuesday night voted to confirm the mayor’s appointment of Mel Paulson as the city’s new fire chief. Paulson, who has been with the department for a total of 21 years come April, two as its assistant fire chief, was sworn...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 18, 2017 

Local lawmakers miss their scheduled video conference

None of north-central Montana state lawmakers showed up for their weekly legislative video conference Tuesday, with each saying they had other matters to attend to. Each week, Havre Public Schools and the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce host weekly...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 17, 2017

Credit union flooded this morning

A water line break this morning flooded Bear Paw Credit Union, causing a substantial amount of damage, Bear Paw's Executive Vice President Gerry Veis said. The water, Veis said this morning, rushed...

 
 Local    January 17, 2017

North Star speech and drama sets open house for Thursday

Press release The North Star speech and drama team is hosting an open house for the public Thursday at 7 p.m. in the North Star High School Pit. The team invited the public to come support the...

 
 Local    January 17, 2017

Local News - Jan. 17, 2017

The Set Free Ministries Giveaway will be giving away new, used and winter clothing and footwear. Also on hand will be hard goods and new household products Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 740 2nd St....

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 17, 2017

Clack Museum closing for February

The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum will be closed February as a way to deal with budget constraints, clean up the museum and revamp the displays. “We just do need that savings of that month like we used last year,” Museum Board Vice-Chair Val...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 17, 2017

Meeting on Fergus Co. roundabout set for Wednesday

An informational meeting about a proposal to build a federally funded roundabout at the juncture of highways 200, 87 and 19 north of Grass Range — a roundabout opposed by some local officials — is scheduled for Wednesday 6 p.m at the Lewistown...

 
 Local    January 17, 2017  
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 16, 2017

Advocate talks about the need for racial equity

A Montana civil rights advocate spoke during an event Friday at Montana State University-Northern celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. about the progress, setbacks and continued...

 
 Local    January 16, 2017

Havre speech and debate takes wins at Power

Press release The Havre High School speech and debate team again saw success with good scores and a first-place finish Saturday at the Power-Dutton/Simms invitational tournament, held in Power and Dutton. “I was pretty happy with how our speakers...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 16, 2017

Bullhook to hold mental health aid training

Bullhook Community Health Center will offer mental health aid training Jan. 27 to teach how to identify people who struggle with mental health or substance problems and then connect them with the resources they need. The free eight-hour training...

 
 Local    January 13, 2017

Library starts annual Winter Reading Series

The Havre-Hill County Library’s annual Winter Reading Series begins this month. All discussions are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Jan. 19: “Lentil Underground,” by Liz Carlisle. Discussion led by Anna...

 
 Local    January 13, 2017

Art reception set at Artitudes

Press release Artitudes Gallery will hold an artist reception for “On the Fence,” artwork by Stormy Oelke, Friday, January 13 from 6-8 p.m. Oelke’s artwork is a mix of Western and Tribal artwork. She said she likes working in pencil and ink,...

 
 Local    January 13, 2017

Flathead Valley's The Bad Larrys to benefit Malta's dinosaur museum

Press release The Bad Larrys, an acoustical duo from the Flathead Valley, are coming to Malta and the Tin Cup Bar & Grill Saturday, Jan. 21, to play some music and benefit the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum. The Bad Larrys, featuring Jay Aiken on...

 
 Local    January 13, 2017

Senior Center News, Jan. 13, 2017

North Central Senior Center, Jan. 16–20 Monday — Holiday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bingo at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; TOPS at 8 a.m.; cards at 1 p.m. Thur...

 
 Local    January 13, 2017

Havre High lists Students of the Month

Alex Barkus has been nominated and chosen as a Havre High School December 2016 Student of the Month. Alex is the daughter of Tamara and Jason Barkus and sister to McKenna, 20. As a junior at Havre...

 
 Local    January 13, 2017

Celebrating History: Business, fair and society in the new

by Emily Mayer There were a few articles regarding local businesses on the front page of The Havre Plaindealer’s Jan. 13, 1917 issue. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN ANNUAL MEETING Directors Chosen Tuesday for the Ensuing Year At its annual meeting in the...

 
 Local    January 13, 2017  
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 13, 2017

CASA - Helping abused and neglected children

Volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA, said Monday the need for their services in this region is great - and the need for more of them is dire. The purpose - the reason for their...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 13, 2017

Feds fund Rocky Boy water system repairs

Indian Health Services will reimburse the Chippewa Cree Tribe for a portion of the cost associated with recent  breaks and contamination of the water system on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation that had left some reservation residents without access...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 13, 2017

Brandt starts as Havre Daily News photographer

Floyd Brandt traveled more than 2,000 miles in a week from Soldotna, Alaska, to Havre to be a photojournalist for the Havre Daily News. There were some moments, he said, when the going got tough. “Going through the mountains of British Columbia is...

 

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