Laurel — Joe Vernon and the sustainability team at Montana State University-Northern have done a great job of helping to make our part of the planet a little cleaner. They have undertaken a recycling program with which people can recycle plastics, paper and cardboard, making it easier for students and staffers to recycle. In cardboard alone, they recycle up to 2,000 pounds a week, along with an equal amount of paper. The volunteer workers are a role model for the rest of us.
Laurel — Bravo to Havre firefighters and countless volunteers who came out Wednesday and Thursday to help collect, sort and package food for the Havre Food Bank. And to the thousands of families through town who made donations to the program. This will be a tough year for the food bank — there will be more demand than supply of food. It’s great to see the community work together to get food to those who need it.
Dart — Western Traditional Partnership later to become American Traditional Partnership is under investigation again. Montana Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl says he is looking into illegal coordination between the secretive group and political candidates. The group is being investigated by several organizations, including the PBS program “Frontline.”
Laurel — If you want to see the future leaders of Havre, take a look at members of the Havre High Key Club. The members are always involved in some projects for the good of the community, ranging from trick or treat for Unicef to collecting for the March of Dimes. Now they are volunteering in a mentor program with youngsters at Highland Park Early Primary School for students who need a friend or older brother or sister.