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 Opinion    October 24, 2014 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel The Montana educators, at their annual conference, have given Havre Public Schools an award for technology, innovation and infrastructure. The award was one of two such prizes handed out at the conference last week. The award is...

 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    October 24, 2014 

View from the North 40:

Americans, like humans everywhere, love holiday traditions, and a college town in New Hampshire has started a new Halloween tradition to rival any All Hallow’s Eve custom as college students and unwitting townsfolk rioted the Samhain out of the... Full story

 By Sondra Ashton Local columnist    Opinion    October 23, 2014

Looking Out My Backdoor: Wild women on their holiday - fun galore

My friend Kathy from British Columbia flew in this week. For the next three weeks I will be with Kathy on holiday, staying up the street six blocks from where I have my apartment, at the El Cid Resort. Evelyn from Harlem in New York City will join... Full story

 Opinion    October 22, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Community thanked for its support of MSU-Nothern

Editor: I'd like to thank the Havre Daily News for your front-page coverage of the many important events going on at Montana State University-Northern this past weekend. I was thrilled to see so many community members come out to support us Saturday... Full story

 Opinion    October 20, 2014

Our View: It's time to help out YPR

Many folks in the area go to sleep at night listening to classical music on Yellowstone Public Radio and wake up in the morning listening to the latest state and worldwide news on "Morning Edition." YPR has become a tradition in eastern Montana for... Full story

 Opinion    October 20, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for help fighting domestic abuse

Editor: Hill County Family Planning and District 4 HRDC Domestic Violence Program would like to thank the numerous businesses, volunteers and participants who made the walk/run event a huge success: Special thank-you to: • Montana State... Full story

 Opinion    October 20, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Havre really does have it

Editor: I just had the honor, along with my Leadership Montana 2015 Cohort, to spend three wonderful days in this amazing part of the world. We all know that Montana is the world's largest small town, and its was an absolute pleasure to be invited... Full story

 By Wendy K. Sullivan    Opinion    October 17, 2014

Community Focus: For the love of football ...

As the football season for our Havre Middle School Mustangs came to an end Saturday, something occurred to me: the rules of the game were compromised. I was warned by our Mustang parents that Lewistown celebrates “I Hate Havre Day,” and I was... Full story

 Opinion    October 17, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laural A group of Havre residents will be putting on a barbecue noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to highlight the bond between Havre and Montana State University-Northern. The campus and the community have a long tradition of cooperation. The two mean a lot to... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 17, 2014

View from the North 40: Connect-the-dots picture

Remember the old connect-the-dots pictures from grade school? Sometimes life-things — like connect-the-dots — don't look like much until you make the connections that form something more...

 Opinion    October 14, 2014

Our View: Eat, play, enjoy yourself, tour, support Northern

There will be an event Sunday that we hope will be well-attended. The community is invited to a special barbecue at Montana State University-Northern. There will be games for kids, as well as balloons. There will be campus tours for all involved.... Full story

 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    October 10, 2014

View from the North 40: Just say it, plain and simple

One of the hardest things to do is to say exactly what you mean in a way that people understand exactly what you mean. No one knows that better today than the good-intentioned people at New Jersey’s Moorestown Township Library. They tried to say... Full story

 Opinion    October 10, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel Havre firefighters are leading the way in celebrating Fire Prevention Week. Tours of the fire station have been given to visitors and special programs have been held for youngsters. The number of fires and the number of fatal fires has gone wa... Full story

 Opinion    October 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor: People can't afford higher taxes in Havre

Editor: I am writing about the crazy things this mayor is doing to our town. First the water bill rates are raised $5, and then he's going to raise the property taxes. Why didn't he check and see if most of the people can afford it? Most of the... Full story

 Opinion    October 8, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Sale of semi-postal stamps helps breast cancer research

Editor: In October, the Havre Post Office is promoting sales of the Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamp. The price for a pane of 20 breast cancer research semi-postal stamps is $12 with 20 cents of the purchase sent to provide funds for... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 3, 2014

Lessons on the road to the pickup of my dreams

How does one really come to know oneself, in a deep and meaningful way … asks the shallowest person in the newspaper industry: me. The answer is that to truly come to know oneself, one must go shopp... Full story

 Opinion    October 2, 2014

Looking Out My Backdoor: Fool's gold - it's where I find it

Halfway back from my morning walk, I reached into my pockets, all four pockets. One at a time, naturally. I’d forgotten my keys. The last thing I do when I leave my apartment is turn the lock in the doorknob. In a flash of memory I could see my... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 26, 2014

View from the North 40: When a fish tale is more than a little fishy

Sometimes I feel crazy about my animals, really. Tuesday I spent 45 minutes riding my horse with my dog along for the adventure, then spent one-and-a-half hours cleaning mud and weed seeds off my dog. Why? Because, that was the responsible thing to d... Full story

 By Debbie Vandeberg Executive director    Opinion    September 25, 2014

Many thank-yous to many people for Festival Days work

Events such as Havre Festival Days are a success because so many people join together to make it happen. Without the sponsors, the businesses, community organizations, the community support and the volunteers, Festival Days would look a whole lot... Full story

 By Sondra Ashton Local columnist    Opinion    September 25, 2014

Looking Out My Backdoor: When I grow up, what will I be

In a note to a friend I mentioned that I have lived my life in chunks. The years on the ranch. Years raising my children. Years re-covering furniture. Years in theater. Years in city government. Those sorts of chunks. Some chunks overlap. Some... Full story

 By Rachel Rawn director Havre Hill County Library    Opinion    September 25, 2014

Community Focus: Banned Books Week fights censorship

This is Banned Books Week. This is one of our favorite weeks here at the Havre-Hill County Library. It is an annual event celebrating intellectual freedom and the importance of the First Amendment. Banned Books Week is all about your right to rea... Full story

 Opinion    September 24, 2014

Letters to the Editor: A fitting tribute to a great lady - Bonnie Bennett

Editor: How very befitting and kind for you to honor the memory, the legacy, the wonderment of Bonnie Bennett ... your legendary former newspaper carrier. I said to our own Havre Daily News carrier, "You are filling some mighty big shoes. Bonnie... Full story

 By Rhonda Petersen    Opinion    September 22, 2014

Bonnie Bennett - a volunteer, tireless worker

I read about Bonnie Bennett’s passing on Facebook Friday night. I was shocked that such a fixture of the Havre community had died so suddenly. I had seen Bonnie Wednesday when she had come into the Havre Daily News office to purchase a newspaper.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    September 22, 2014

It's sad to imagine Havre without Bonnie

The heart of Havre died last week. Bonnie Bennett was a shining example of what makes Havre so special. She had a heart of gold and was a first-class character to boot. There was hardly a special event in the city that Bonnie was not at — usually... Full story

 Opinion    September 19, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: From the Kiwanians who will flip pancakes for the breakfast that is one of Havre’s most enduring traditions Saturday morning, to the Scouts who will march in the parade Saturday, to the softball players who will work and play through the... Full story


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