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Great Northern Fair Board meeting rescheduled

Because only three board members attended Tuesday’s Great Northern Fair Board meeting, it was adjourned after 10 minutes. Without a quorum of members, the board was unable to vote on anything on its agenda. Before adjourning the meeting, the board...

 

People warned to beware of West Nile

With about 1 in 10 local mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus, the Hill County Mosquito Control District supervisor is warning people to take care. A species that carries the virus, Culex...

 

Most Hill County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Most of the mosquitoes in Hill County have West Nile virus, Kim Larson of Hill County Health Department said during a meeting of county officials Thursday. All but two pools of mosquitoes tested in...

 

Mental Health First Aid workshops set in Havre

Havreites can learn how to respond to a mental health crisis this Saturday. After learning to identify people who may have mental health disorders or be suicidal, workshop participants will learn what to do next, Hill County Extension Agent Shylea...

 

Planning begins for Northern's equine facility

College students may drive horse trailers to class in coming years, if all goes according to Montana State-University Northern’s plan for a new equine studies minor. By next year, students may be riding horses at a new equine facility off-campus....

 

Interested buyer of Oakwood Village talks to locals

Editor’s note: This version corrects the spelling of Angel Care LLC Local people met with Kirk Bruce, executive director of Affiliated Developers Inc., Wednesday to discuss a potential $3.5 million renovation of the Oakwood Village apartment...

 

School board passes fee increase, hears from technology trainers

Representatives of visiting international technology companies and the Havre Public Schools Board had a chance to pay their respects to each other at Tuesday’s board meeting before the companies leave Aug. 17. The first order of business, however,...

 

Museum board prepares for Summer Speaker Series finale

Jim Magera, local historian and former Havre High School history teacher, will speak on “Havre at the Turn of the Century” at the H. Earl Clack Museum’s final Summer Speaker Series event in September. H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board...

 

Advocates needed for children in court

People have a chance Sept. 11 to start training to help local children in need. More than 60 children who have been removed from their parents in Hill County due to cases of abuse or neglect do not have an advocate to represent them, the Hill County...

 

Teammate holds benefit for Jamie Young

A lifelong friend and softball teammate of Jamie Young of Havre is leading a benefit to help defray Young's medical costs as she again battles cancer. Brandy Kurtz, the Havre Softball Association...

 

'Stellar nights' of meteor showers this weekend

Meteors, commonly known as shooting stars, will rain across Havre’s northern skies this weekend. The Perseids meteor shower is one of the astronomical highlights of the year, astronomy hobbyist Steve Jamruszka of Havre said. “This one should be...

 

Meeting set on proposed $3.5M Oakwood Village renovations

Spurred by Havre's affordable housing needs, a local economic development organization is hosting a community outreach meeting about a proposal to invest $3.5 million in a local housing complex....

 

Touring duo You Knew Me When plays Sounds on the Square

A couple who played Wednesday night at Sounds on the Square has been touring the country for six years, Cie Hoover, the guitarist of the duo You Knew Me When, told the audience in between songs. "As...

 

Heat advisory in effect as Eagles Manor heats up

High temperatures are currently a safety threat to people in Havre, as the National Weather Service in Great Falls issued a heat advisory, in effect from noon today to 9 p.m. Friday, that includes Havre. Temperatures above 100 degrees may continue...

 

Lil' Shots Carnival offers no-cost immunization

Anyone who attends the Lil’ Shots Carnival Friday can be immunized at no cost, Kimberly Larson, public health director at the Hill County Health Department said Wednesday. “It doesn’t have to be back-to-school related,” she added....

 

Havre attends its seventh National Night Out

Families came together on Montana State University-Northern's Student Union Building lawn Tuesday evening for the Havre Police Department's seventh National Night Out event. As local band Blind Luck...

 

Hill County Park Board debates a burn ban

The Hill County Park Board discussed instituting a burn ban during its meeting Monday due to drying vegetation and a prediction of temperatures hotter than 100 degrees later this week. Board and audience members said the East Fork Fire from last seas...

 

Siblings hold fundraisers this week for their mother

Four siblings have organized fundraisers this week for their mother, Shannon Larsen of Havre, including a Pizza Hut benefit Thursday and a benefit dinner at the Eagles Saturday. In Dec. 2017, Larsen...

 

Water main breaks on Washington and Grant Saturday

Water mains on Washington and Grant avenues broke repeatedly this weekend, despite repairs, although at press time Monday both water mains were repaired and working. “We’re hoping it holds right now,” Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson...

 

Gary & Leo's evacuated Saturday because of a Freon refrigerant leak

A Freon container exploded at Gary & Leo’s Fresh Foods Saturday evening, releasing Freon gas into the store, Assistant Havre Fire Chief Kelly Jones said, leading to the evacuation of the store. The fire department sent one ambulance to the store. ...

 

Hi-Line Living: Indian Relay Races thunder through Havre

July 22, spectators packed the Great Northern Fair arena to watch the first Indian Relay Races held during the fair surge around the racetrack. Riding bareback, in shorts and without helmets, each...

 

Eagles Manor heats up as negotiations drag through summer

Residents at the Eagles Manor retirement living facility are trapped by real estate negotiations in an overheating building. The air conditioning has been broken this summer, they said, causing rooms...

 
 By Kelly Otterness    Local    July 30, 2018

Police Department takes Havre on a National Night Out

Havre's Police Department will host National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 7, on the lawn of Montana State University-Northern's Student Union Building. Sgt. Ryan Pearson said the event will last from 6 to...

 
 By Kelly Otterness    Local    July 27, 2018

Ferguson retires

Linda Ferguson stood in the sunshine at the deserted Great Northern Fairgrounds chatting with someone through a truck's window, gathering information about her fourth-grade class for this year. "We...

 
 By Kelly Otterness    Local    July 25, 2018

'The Outsiders' rumbles to a start in Havre

"The haircut has definitely made a big difference," Kaelyn Kaftan said. The incoming University of Montana freshman ran a hand through her short, greased-back hair as she described her transformation...

 

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