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 By John Kelleher    Local    July 5, 2016

National spotlight shines on Havre High band

Crowds estimated at more than 100,000 people watched as the Havre High School Marching Band paraded Monday through downtown Washington. The band had raised money to pay for their trip to the nation...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 5, 2016

Mayor wants to downgrade Havre to Class 2 city

City Council will be asked tonight to make Havre a Class 2 city under state law, changing its decades-old status as a Class 1 city. While some say the vote is a routine matter acknowledging what is already a fact, others say it is a thinly veiled... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 1, 2016

Marching band heads to DC for parade

Havre High School marching band members boarded a bus this morning to take them to Spokane, Washington. From there, they will fly to Washington, D.C., where they will tour the city and represent Monta...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 1, 2016

Facts about July 4 parade in Washington, D.C.

In response to questions from readers, here is what we have been able to find out about the July 4th parade in Washington, D.C. — Havre Daily News A delayed broadcast of the parade will be available online Monday evening at www... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 30, 2016

Havre 4th of July celebration set in Pepin Park

What started out as two brothers putting on a picnic for people who had nothing else to do July Fourth has turned into a massive community party. More than 1,500 people are expected to be on hand Monday for the 15th annual Havre Fourth of July...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 28, 2016

Hearing planned on city manager proposal

The public will get its chance to say what it feels about the proposed city manager form of government at a public hearing, 7 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Havre City Hall. The Government Study Commission adopted a tentative report Monday night that outli...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 27, 2016

Rain doesn't slow down the fun at the Blaine County Cruise

Marvin Potter of Harlem stood proudly next to his 1985 Corvair in the parking lot at the Hill County Weigh Station at U.S. highways 2 and 87 Saturday morning. It was cold and rainy, the coldest and...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 27, 2016

Walking while wet to fight Williams Syndrome

It was still sunny out when walkers took off on their trek north of Havre's 3rd Avenue. The walkers were trying to raise funds and raise awareness about Williams Syndrome. They started out at Town...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2016

Funds for the community

It's hard to walk down any main throughfare in Havre and not see some project that has been affected by the James Sleeter Charitable Trust. From the Welcome to Havre sign on the west side to Town...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2016

Artists, gardeners combine talents for show

Five of the best gardeners in Havre are combining forces with some of the best artists to put on the Havre Art Association’s Art in the Garden on Sunday. Five finely decorated yards will display work by some of Havre’s bests artists. For $5...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2016

Search on for man in Fresno Reservoir

Police and a hundred volunteers are searching for Jerry Donoven, a Havre man who went missing in Fresno Reservoir Friday. The search was concentrated Sunday at Kremlin Bay. Donoven was last seen Thursday, and friends became concerned when they... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 23, 2016

City reviews trailers parked on streets

City of Havre officials are looking at changing regulations for parking campers and recreational vehicles on city streets. City officials say they are hearing complaints both from neighborhood residents who don’t want so many trailers parked on...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 23, 2016

Havre Police Department sets Citizens Police Academy

The Havre Police Department will run an eight-week Citizens Police Academy to let residents know about the inner working of the department. Police Chief Gabe Matosich said the program will answer questions like: What is it like to be a patrol...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 22, 2016

Commission looks at changing form of city government

The city of Havre has basically been operating under the same form of government since it was formed in 1893. That system is not capable of handling the complex issues faced by the city government today, the city’s Government Study Commission has...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 22, 2016

Salvation Army in crisis, looks for donations

The Salvation Army’s Havre Service Center is in dire need of money because it is swamped with people needing help. That’s the word from Trina Crawford, director of the Havre Service Center. She said there has been a sharp increase in the number...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 21, 2016

Boys & Girls Club eyes building rehab

The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line is a step closer to receiving a grant to rehabilitate its building on 1st Street. The Havre City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Tim Solomon to apply for a grant of up to $425,000 from the Montana Commerce D...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 20, 2016

Relay raises funds, hope for cancer battle

The Survivors Walk at the annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is always one of the most solemn and inspiring events of the night. Purple T-shirt-clad survivors walk around the track at...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 20, 2016

Storm not as bad as feared

As the area approaches the first anniversary of the July 4 hail and windstorm that caused millions of dollars of damage to the area, there were predictions over the weekend that another storm might be headed to the region. The National Weather...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2016

Havre has it for kids, too

Young people often spend the school year waiting for summer vacation, but when it comes they end up singing the refrain "there's nothing to do." That should not be the case in Havre. Havre...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2016

Relay for Life happens tonight

Tears and cheers usually happen simultaneously at the North Central Montana Relay for Life. It's likely to be that way again tonight as the largest anti-cancer program in the area takes place at the...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2016

Father's Day Fishing Derby set for Sunday

The annual Havre Rotary Club’s Father’s Day Fishing Derby will take place Sunday at Rotary Pond in Beaver Creek Park. The event will include contests for children 10 and under younger 11 to 15 in boys and girls divisions. Prize medals will be...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2016

Strong to severe thunderstorms, large hail expected

The National Weather Service is predicting strong to severe thunderstorms over northcentral Montana between 4 and 9 p.m. today. Hardest hit are likely to be Hill and Blaine counties, the weather service predicts. Strong winds,, heavy rain and hail... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 15, 2016

Havre city manager plan faces commission vote next week

The Havre Study Commission plans to adopt a tentative report calling for a city manager form of government at its meeting Tuesday. The plan would create a seven-member City Commission to replace the present eight-member City Council. One member...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 15, 2016

Walk will help fight Williams Syndrome

In her 17 years, Keeley Wilson has endured the problems of Williams Syndrome. She has limited speech and has developmental difficulties. But Keeley has maintained her upbeat look on life. Nothing...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 15, 2016

Man donates for Wildcat spirit in memoriam

Michael Westergard got some quizzical looks from people on the street as he drove down 1st St. in Havre on Monday. His truck was hauling an 8-foot tall, 9-foot wide bronze sculpture of wildcat...


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