Week of June 13, 2024

  • For the Record, June 13, 2024

    Jun 13, 2024

    Havre Police Department Wednesday, June 5, 2024 Officers responding to a complaint made at the police station at 7:58 a.m. arrested Atraeu Jacob Belcourt of Great Falls, 32, on a charge of criminal contempt. -- Officers respoingtnd to a 8:09 a.m. report of a hit-and-run crash on the 100 Block of First Street West issued a summons to a 16-year-old on charges of failure to give notice of an accident and failure to stop and identify self after striking unattended vehicle. --...

  • Havre man dies in crash in Phillips County

    Tim Leeds | Jun 13, 2024

    A 39-year-old Havre man died in a single-vehicle crash in Philips County early Friday morning. Phillips County Coroner had not returnedby printing deadline calls asking if the name of the crash victim has been released. Montana Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred on U.S. Highway 2 at Mile Marker 462 near Malta. The Ford F-150 driven by the man was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 2 at 5:25 a.m. Friday when it drifted off the right side of the road and hit a delineator, the crash report said. The driver...

  • Robert Grimm of Havre dies in Phillips County crash last week

    Jun 14, 2024

    Posted 4:20 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024 Phillips County Coroner this afternoon released to Havre Weekly Chronicle the name of a man who died in a car crash between Dodson and Malta last week. Robert Micheal Grimm of Havre, 39, was the man who died in the crash last Friday, June 7, 2024.. Montana Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred on U.S. Highway 2 at Mile Marker 462 near Malta. The Ford F-150 driven by Grimm was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 2 at 5:25 a.m. Friday when it drifted off the right side of the road...

  • Middle school lists May students of the month

    Jun 13, 2024

    Press release Havre Middle School's Sixth-Grade Student of the Month for May is Ivan Whiteman-Grant. Ivan is the son of Brueshana and Sunny Whiteman-Grant. He has two siblings, Ely and Brityn Whiteman-Grant. Ivan plays the trumpet in the middle school band. Outside of school, he is involved in track. In his free time, Ivan likes to play video games and spend time with his family. In the classroom, Ivan is a hard worker who excels in his academics. He is driven to do his best...

  • Warning to Deere a victory for right-to-repair advocates

    Jun 13, 2024

    Montana Farmers Union The EPA’s recent warning to John Deere that the equipment manufacturing company’s equipment manuals prohibiting the repair of emissions control systems by anyone other than Deere authorized dealers may have violated the law is another victory in Farmers Union’s fight for farmers’ right to repair, Montana Farmers Union President Walter Schweitzer said. “The fact that John Deere has acknowledged the EPA requirement also affirms that Farmers Union has been justified in advocating for the farmers...

  • Montana State's central research center works on crop yield and profit

    Jun 13, 2024

    Reagan Cotton MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that in 2023, nearly 5.3 million acres of wheat, 1.2 million acres of barley and more than 1 million acres of pulse crops were planted in Montana. At Montana State University’s Central Agricultural Research Center, scientists are aiming to maximize the yield and profit that come from that acreage, with a focus on central Montana. The research center, located just outside Moccasin, is the second-largest of the seven facilities in...

  • Celebrating History: Havre was the place to be

    Jun 14, 2024

    Emily Mayer Lots of good news was reported in the Havre Daily Promoter 100 years ago. Work continued on the reorganization and reopening of the Security State Bank. The June 8, 1924, edition carried this article on its front page: “RAILROAD UNIONS WILL GET BACK OF REORGANIZATION OF SECURITY BANK “Committee Named to Receive Stock Subscriptions and Plans Are Made to Have a Labor Bank in Havre “Representatives of the various railroad labor organizations at a meeting of the brotherhoods banking committee last night in the...

  • Extension specialist to study grasshoppers' impact on pulse crops

    Jun 13, 2024

    Reagan Cotton MSU News Service BOZEMAN - Through new funding from the USDA and the Montana Department of Agriculture, a Montana State University scientist will study the impact of grasshoppers, an increasingly common pest in Montana, on pulse crops and forages. Hayes Goosey, assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences in the College of Agriculture and an MSU Extension specialist, received roughly $330,000 through the USDA's Specialty Crop Block Program,...

  • Conservation district to make determination on stream permit application for Beaver Creek

    Tim Leeds | Jun 13, 2024

    The Hill County Conservation District’s June board meeting has been moved to Wednesday, June 19, at 1 p.m. Unless otherwise specified, all HCCD board meetings are held in the USDA Service Center at 206 25th Ave W. Havre. The HCCD Board will be making a determination on a 310 stream permit application for Beaver Creek at the June meeting. A 310 permit is required to make any modification to the banks or bed of a perennial stream in the state of Montana, District Administrator Emma Korntheuer said. “Our recent application...

  • Quick pics: Classic theater and activities in Beaver Creek Park

    Jun 13, 2024

  • Contract awarded on St. Mary Dam project

    Tim Leeds | Jun 13, 2024

    Work is set to start on repairing a major part of the system that has been called “The Lifeline of the Hi-Line.” U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced last Thursday that a more-than $88 million contract that is funded through his bipartisan infrastructure law has been awarded to Montana-based NW Construction to complete the St. Mary Diversion Dam Replacement project. The contract is part of the up to $100 million Tester secured for the Milk River Project through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act....

  • Senior Center News, Thursday June 13, 2023

    Jun 13, 2024

    North Central Senior Center June 17-21, 2024 Menu Menu subject to change Monday, June 17, 2024 — Fish sandwich-on-a-bun, cheese and tarter sauce; jojo’s; green beans, pear Tuesday, June 18, 2024 — Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, peas, Carrots, Pudding Wednesday, June 19, 2024 — Beef, rice, onion, green beans/tomato; fruit cocktail; frosted cake Thursday, June 20, 2024 — Personal pan pizza, corn, pears, lime Jell-O Friday, June 21, 2024 — Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, corn, pears,...

  • NIH to train Young Medicine Movement scholars for research

    Jun 13, 2024

    Press release Four Fort Belknap graduates of the Young Medicine Movement Program — YMM — have been selected for research training at the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Summer Internship Program — NINDS SIP — in Bethesda, Maryland, and at Northern Arizona University Cultural and Academic Research Experience — CARE — in Flagstaff, Arizona. Elayna Adams, a 2024 graduate of Chemawa Indian School, Salem, Oregon, has been accepted into the NAU CARE Program. She...

  • Agenda - Havre City Council Streets and Sidewalk Committee

    Jun 13, 2024

    City Council and committee agendas also are posted on the City of Havre website at https://ci.havre.mt.us and posted on the bulletin board in City Hall. Havre City Council’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee will meet Monday, June 17, 2024, at 6 p. m. In Havre City Hall. The meeting agenda is: 1. Montana Department of Transportation, an ordinance regulating food truck vendors setting up along streets and sidewalks on highway rights-of-way 2. Special improvement districts 3. Sidewalk snow...

  • Port of Wild Horse starts summer hours

    Tim Leeds | Jun 13, 2024

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection did an about-face this week and announced that it has decided to extend the summer hours of the Port of Wild Horse at the U.S.-Canadian Border north of Havre to its usual summer hours for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. After U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., sent a letter to a letter to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Troy A. Miller the last week of May asking for the summer hours to resume, CBP said the agency planned to continue with the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours, with...

  • Local News - Father's Day Fish Derby set at Rotary Pond

    Jun 13, 2024

    Rotary Club’s Annual Father’s Day Fish Derby is set for this weekend. Registration is Sunday, Father’s Day, from noon to 1 p.m. and fishing is from 1-3 p.m.at Rotary Pond in Beaver Creek Park. The event is free of charge and free lunch provided for all children and concessions sold for a small fee. Prizes will be given in Division 10 and under and Division...

  • Radio Field Day set in Havre this weekend

    Tim Leeds | Jun 13, 2024

    The local ham radio club again is inviting people to come watch — and use — amateur radios this weekend in Havre. Hi-Line Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the American Radio Relay League — ARRL — Field Day from noon Saturday to noon Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park on 11th Street west across from Montana State University-Northern’s Tilleman Field, club member Heather Hinckley said. Hinckley said the field day is an opportunity for people to come see how the amateur radio system works, and even use it...

  • Local News - Pepin Park summer program starts June 17

    Jun 13, 2024

    Havre Daily News staff Havre Parks and Recreation Department announced that the Pepin Park summer program will run June 17 to August 8, Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A full schedule will be released on the...

  • Agenda - Cottonwood Schools June regular/quarterly safety meetings

    Jun 13, 2024

    Cottonwood Schools District 57 will hold its June regular/quarterly board meeting Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 5 p.m. in the Cottonwood North School. The agenda is: 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Roll Call 3. Approval of Consent Agenda (Board Minutes, Bills, Correspondence, Hearing of Patrons and Visitors). This is the point in the meeting for comments on matters not already on the agenda. Comments on agenda items will be accepted when that item comes up during the meeting. I. Superintendent Report 4. Old Business I. U.S.A. Flag...

  • Gospel musical tour in area June 21-23

    Tim Leeds | Jun 13, 2024

    The 2024 Gathering of the Mavericks tour is coming to this area, with a concert described in a flyer as “a description of faith in God like you’ve never heard before.” The concerts, featuring 2022 Gospel Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year Mark Umfleet, will be Big Sandy Friday, June 21, at the Paul Williams Memorial Park starting at 7 p.m., in Box Elder Saturday, June 22, at Joe Rosette Memorial Park starting at 2 p.m. and in Havre Sunday, June 23, starting at noon at Pepin Park. The concert is free but...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly business meeting

    Jun 13, 2024

    Hill County Commission schedules and agendas also are posted in the Hill County Courthouse. The Hill County Commission will hold its weekly business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Commission Office. The public may participate in the Hill County Commission weekly business meeting online at https://zoom.us/j/91921411441?pwd=Szlpc2tEc2ZkOHBSOURwMVRvMExVQT09 . The agenda for the meeting is: Meeting called to order Approval of last week’s minutes Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items...

  • Pastor's Corner: Liar, liar

    Jun 13, 2024

    Exodus 20:1-17 Thou shall not fib, prevaricate, deceive, manipulate, dissemble, play fast and loose with the truth, or equivocate. In other words, thou shall not lie! Or, as the Bible puts it: "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor" (V. 16). So, although our text is the most well-known of two places where you can find the Ten Commandments in the Bible, today's topic will cover only one of them - the one about lying, because last year, 2023, and this...

  • Senior News - Rudyard senior center menu

    Jun 13, 2024

    The Hill County Council on Aging has listed the meals to be served at the Rudyard senior center, 406-355-4240. No meals are served Tuesdays. The menus planned for the Rudyard center next week are: Monday, June 17, 2024 — Salisbury steak, potatoes with gravy, veggies, fruit Wednesday, June 19, 2024 — Pulled pork, baked beans, veggies, fruit Thursday, June 20, 2024 — Ham-n-macaroni and cheese, veggies, fruit Friday, June 21, 2024 — Chili, cornbread, fruit Menus are subject to change without...

  • Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

    Jun 13, 2024

    You know, Lord, Father's Day is next Sunday, it was special to watch the younger and older guys being fathers. Before the church service began, one guy sat with several little girls; their mommy was off tending to, whatever. They were in the front row, but he carefully lifted the little one, maybe 3 years old, way up, holding tightly to her legs - she stood straight and tall, waved her arms, smiled; once back down, hugged her daddy tightly. A grandpa leaned over, helped his...

  • Havre summer reading adventure begins June 17 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Jun 14, 2024

    People can sign up for summer reading at Havre Hill-County Library. People can enjoy a story walk around the library, enjoy some activities, and complete a scavenger hunt using all five of their senses! Cartoon Club is Tuesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m., starting June 18, Enjoy six episodes of a cartoon (call library for details) . The same six6 episodes will play Saturday. Popcorn and drinks provided. Participants are welcome to linger and chat. July 26, 6 p.m., minutes for the Havre-Hill County Library Summer Reading Program...

  • Out Our Way: Watch them spurs!

    Jun 13, 2024

    2Tim 2:14 "Remind them before God to avoid wrangling over words which does no good, but only ruins those who ate listening" Out our way, we don't have many tourists and aside from me, most of the folks weaning cowboy gear are the real deal. But in the bigger cities - especially during fair season, we get tourists who try to pretend to be cowboys and get caught. I have shared the story of the dude who bought chaps but didn't know they went over the jean, not instead of them,...

  • Agenda - Hill County Mosquito District Board

    Jun 14, 2024

    The board agendas also are posted in the district office. The Hill County Mosquito District Board will meet Monday, June 17, 2024, at 5:25 p.m. at the district office in the county shop at 1405 Second St. West. The meeting agenda is: 1) Review minutes from previous meeting 2) Correspondence 3. New business a) Purchase order approval b) Larvicide and adulticide updates 4) Unfinished business a) Budget update b) Crew training May 22 in Great Falls 5) Announcements — non-action items 6) Public comment 7)...

  • Agenda - Great Northern Fair Board

    Jun 14, 2024

    The Great Northern Fair Board will meet Monday, June 17, 2024, at the Community Center in the Great Northern Fairgrounds Community Center. The meeting agenda is: Call meeting to order Roll call of members • Michelle Burchard • Bob Kaul • Ken Erickson • Kaleb Fisher • Casey Tilleman • Briana Warren Recognize and record public attendees Approve minutes Public comment — anything brought up here will be added to the next month’s new business to be discussed and voted on Fair manager’s report Civic groups...

  • Agenda - Havre City-County Airport Board

    Jun 13, 2024

    Havre City-County Airport Board will meet at Havre City Hall Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 3 p.m. The meeting agenda is: 1. Approval of May minutes 2. Correspondence 3. Reports (A) Manager (B) Inspection (C) Finance (D) Engineer 4. Public comments on agenda items 5. Unfinished business (A) Big Hangar renovation (B) GSA lease (C) Fiscal Year 2025 budget 6. New business (A) Airport leases 7. Public comment on non-agenda items 8. Approval of May...

  • Agenda - Hill County Weed Board

    Jun 14, 2024

    The board agendas also are posted at the district office. The Hill County Weed Board will meet Tuesday, June 21, at 11 a.m. in the district office in the county shop at 1405 Second St. West. The meeting agenda is: Call to order Minutes Public comment Correspondence Unfinished business • Spring crew training • Summer crews New business • Budget • Drone update • Purchase orders • Park Spray...

  • Obituary - Dr. Lewis Leon Gilbert Jr.

    Jun 13, 2024

    Dr. Lewis Leon Gilbert Jr., MD, of Great Falls, MT, age 82, passed away February 2, 2024 surrounded by his family. Lewis was born to Lewis Gilbert Sr. and Irene Gilbert at Fort Belknap agency December 26, 1941. Lewis grew up on the Gilbert Ranch at Fort Belknap and in Harlem, Montana. After graduating from Harlem High school, Lewis joined the Air Force Reserves and graduated from basic training from Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio, Tx. Following basic training, Lewis...

  • Obituary - Annaliese (Gebert) Buholz

    Jun 13, 2024

    Annaliese (Gebert) Buholz died peaceably at her home Thursday evening, May 30, 2024, with her husband Neal by her side. This after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 86 years of age. Annaliese was called by many names: Ann, Annie, Anna, in addition to Annaliese. But the one she heard the most was from her husband: "Honey." And honey she was, sweet, with many attributes of the Spirit: love, kindness, generosity, patience, and care for others. Annaliese was born on May...

  • Obituary - Kenny D. Thune

    Jun 13, 2024

    Kenny D. Thune, 79, passed away due to natural causes at Peace Hospice Monday, May 13, 2024. Cremation has taken place, and private services will be held at a later date. Kenny's family has suggested memorial donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Kenny's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for his family at https:/...

  • Obituary - Sharon Yvonne (Anderson) Nold

    Jun 13, 2024

    Sharon Yvonne (Anderson) Nold, 70, died Friday, March 15, 2024, due to natural causes. Sharon’s ashes were buried along with Wayne’s in a private ceremony. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life in a final goodbye 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Ralph’s old shop 5 miles east of Havre. Sharon’s Facebook page will have detailed directions to the...

  • Skylights land former Hardin standout

    George Ferguson | Jun 13, 2024

    It's been a busy recruiting season for Montana State University-Northern women's basketball coach Chris Mouat. Last week, Mouat announced the signing of 5-7 guard Aiyanna Big Man. Big Man recently completed her first year at Cowley Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas. She is a 2023 graduate of Hardin High School. This season, Big Man had her season cut short due to injury. She appeared in 10 games and started 6, averaging just under 8 points per game. She recorded...

  • Havre standout qualifies for National High School Rodeo Finals

    George Ferguson | Jun 13, 2024

    At last weekend’s Montana High School Rodeo Finals in Kalispell, a standout from Havre shined once again. Cassie Gibson was second in goat-tying at the Montana High School Finals, finishing her rodeo with an overall score of 185. Gibson will join her fellow Montanans as a representative in the National High School Finals Rodeo, which will be held July 14-20 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Gibson is no stranger to rodeo, as her family has been a staple on the high school rodeo...

  • Local Golf Report: A lot of congrats to go around

    George Ferguson | Jun 13, 2024

    Last week marked the start of tournament golf in Havre, and as always, it began with the annual Golf for a Cure Tournament at Prairie Farms Golf Course. The tournament, which benefits local cancer causes, was once again an amazing event, and it featured fun, friends, family and lots of golf. Shelbi, Jessica and Justin Darlington, along with Gabe Shrank were the overall winners of the 18-hole scramble at Prairie Farms, but, thanks to the hard work of so many people who not...

  • Northstars face tough opponents at GVO tourney

    George Ferguson | Jun 13, 2024

    The Havre Northstars American Legion baseball club faced some great competition at the Gallatin Valley Tournament this past weekend in Three Forks. Havre opened the tournament with a pair of difficult losses, as the Northstars fell to the Bitterroot Red Sox 6-5 and the Cody Cubs 13-5. Game one was a tough for the Northstars. Both teams had no-hit performances through the first few innings of the contest with Colter Solomon eventually pitching five and two-thirds innings with...

  • Plodding old geezer versus dangerous old sleazer

    Jun 13, 2024

    Having lost an election, I know it hurts to lose. I know, too, that there is a good life beyond losing because I’ve been living it for the past 20 years. I know that the people’s will in a democracy can only be determined by a process of elections; American democracy has successfully functioned on that model since George Washington. When the people lose their faith in elections, democracy is finished. There have been as many losers as winners in our legacy of elections extending back over 230 years. By their respect for...

  • Letter to the Editor - Thanks for welcoming Democratic convention to Havre

    Jun 13, 2024

    Dear Editor: We want to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the Havre community, its businesses and so many others for the warm and hospitable welcome that was given to the more than 160 visitors from across Montana that were here last week as part of the Montana Democratic Party’s Platform Convention. As local hosts, we heard again and again how impressed people were with our community’s friendliness, amenities, park system, cultural offerings and dining options. For folks visiting Havre for the first time, there was a lot...

  • Looking out my Backdoor: Like falling in first love

    Sondra Ashton | Jun 13, 2024

    Out of nowhere, no foretaste, foretelling, forewarning, it dropped from the sky, swooning, gobsmacked us in the best way. Rain, glorious, wondrous, wet, rain. Before the sun settled, the rain swung low like a sweet chariot, and dropped love from the sky. The trees, the grasses, the flowers, the chili peppers, the weeds, me; we all lifted our arms in glad welcome. Lola The Dog scurried into her wee casita and hovered against the back wall. Lola is not a water dog. She cools...

  • The Postscript: Asking for help

    Carrie Classon | Jun 13, 2024

    My dad doesn’t like asking for help. He told me this recently when he asked if I could help him put out the dock. His knee was bothering him, and the dock was pulled up on shore at a steep incline. The dock frame was rolled into the water and then the boards of the dock were laid into place. It was a good job for two people and two sets of hands, especially since my dad’s knee is bothering him and he’s been legally blind for a number of years. My dad doesn’t like...

  • Letter to the Editor - Happy Father's Day from Plant a Seed … READ!

    Jun 13, 2024

    Editor, Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly Parton started the Imagination Library to ensure all children have books at home, regardless of the environment in which they live. Father’s Day is a time to recognize and appreciate the significant influence fathers have on their children’s development. From fostering creativity to instilling a love for learning, fathers play a vital role in shaping their children’s future. Plant a Seed … READ! would like to thank all the father’s and father...

  • DPHHS Urges Consumers to Discard and Not Purchase Diamond Shruumz-Brand Products

    Jun 14, 2024

    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising people to not eat, sell, or serve any flavor of Diamond Shruumz-brand chocolate bars, cones, or gummies, and that consumers should discard any previously purchased product immediately. Diamond Shruumz-brand products can be purchased online and in person at retail locations. The FDA is investigating a series of illnesses associated with eating Diamond Shruumz-brand...

  • Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

    Jun 14, 2024

    AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press HELENA — The reported birth of a rare white buffalo in Yellowstone National Park fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times, according to members of the American Indian tribe who cautioned that it's also a signal that more must be done to protect the earth and its animals. "The birth of this calf is both a blessing and warning. We must do more," said Chief Arvol Looking Horse, the spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and the Nakota Oyate in South Dakota, and the 19th keeper of...

  • Judge blocks Biden's Title IX rule in four states including Montana

    Jun 14, 2024

    COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer WASHINGTON — The Biden administration's new Title IX rule expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students has been temporarily blocked in four states after a federal judge in Louisiana found that it overstepped the Education Department's authority. In a preliminary injunction granted Thursday, U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty called the new rule an "abuse of power" and a "threat to democracy." His order blocks the rule in Louisiana, which filed a challenge to the rule in April, and in...

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