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 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 7/5/2016 Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 7/5/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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 tr... — Updated 7/5/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 7/5/2016 Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/30/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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 Mond... — Updated 6/28/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/27/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/27/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/27/2016 Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/25/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/24/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/23/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/23/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/22/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/22/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/21/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/21/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/20/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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,,... — Updated 6/18/2016 Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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.... — Updated 6/17/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/17/2016 Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/17/2016 Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/15/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/15/2016

 
 By John Kelleher    Local

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... — Updated 6/15/2016

 

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