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 By Patrick Johnston    Local 

Independence Day celebrations go off on the fourth

Though rain fell in the area and new cases of COVID-19 continue to be confirmed, Fourth of July celebrations went off throughout the area including the annual Havre Jaycees Fourth... — Updated 7/5/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Jaycees fireworks display set for Independence Day

The Havre Jaycees will once again hold their Fourth of July Fireworks display at the Great Northern Fairgrounds starting on the holiday around 9:45 p.m. Havre Jaycees Individual Development Vice President Draven Roe said this... — Updated 7/5/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

County Commission approves storm damage repair at Beaver Creek Lodge

The Hill County Commission voted to approve a number of contracts at this week’s business meeting and provided updates on a number of issues they had to table or that were not on the agenda. The commission discussed a few... — Updated 6/30/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Chamber looking for more vendors as Saturday Market starts

Havre’s Saturday Market will start again July 9 at 8 a.m. and the Havre-Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for more participants. “Saturday Market provides an opportunity for the community to connect with farmers, artists,... — Updated 6/29/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

HPS bus driver shortage continues post-COVID-19

Havre Public School's ongoing bus driver shortage continues in 2022 and threatens to force drivers to choose between activities and routes if it doesn't improve. HPS Facilities and... — Updated 6/29/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

School board approves sending track resurfacing out to bid

The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees approved Tuesday sending a project to resurface the Havre Middle School track out to bid and approved a new addition to Havre High School’s curriculum. The subject of resurfacing Havre... — Updated 6/29/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

An event-packed 2022 Great Northern Fair approaches

2022's Great Northern Fair is set to be much larger than previous years, with far more events, rides and entertainment, the fairgrounds manager said. "Bigger, badder, better," Great... — Updated 6/28/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Havre has a fire chief

After days of confusion regarding the Havre Fire Department's future leadership, former Assistant Havre Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage confirmed Monday morning that he has been named... — Updated 6/27/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

New mural going up on Havre Elks Lodge

A new piece of art is being put up to adorn the front of the Havre Elks Lodge $1201 at 321 Second Street. Havre High School art student Angelina Siebenaller and her art teacher,... — Updated 6/27/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Ride for Tomorrow stops in Havre

Friday evening, the Havre Eagles Club set up a stop on the path of the Second Annual Ride for Tomorrow, a 1,500 mile motorcycle ride being held to raise suicide prevention... — Updated 6/27/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Havre has a fire chief

After several days of confusion regarding the Havre Fire Department's future leadership, former Assistant Havre Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage confirmed this morning that he has been... — Updated 6/27/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Cowan and Solomon honored at ag appreciation banquet

The Northern Agricultural Research Center of Montana State University held its annual Field Day and Agriculture Appreciation Banquet where two locals were honored with awards for... — Updated 6/26/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Hill County Compensation Board talks raises, tax inceases

Hill County Compensation Board passed a recommendation Thursday to offer Hill County elected officials a five percent cost of living pay increase and the board also set up future meetings to consider raising base pay as well. The... — Updated 6/26/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Council on Aging director resigns

The Hill County Commission announced the departure of Hill County Council on Aging Director Don Kenny at their weekly business meeting Thursday morning, where they also tabled a number of contracts and policies that require more... — Updated 6/26/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Cowan and Solomon honored at Agriculture Appreciation Banquet

The Northern Agricultural Research Center of Montana State University held its annual Field Day and Agriculture Appreciation Banquet where two locals were honored by the Havre Area... — Updated 6/24/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Havre fire chief retires, assistant fire chief steps down

Havre Fire Chief Mel Paulson is retiring from the Havre Fire Department today, and Assistant Havre Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage is stepping down from his position Monday, seemingly leaving the city without a municipal fire chief. Pa... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

TroyStrong drive gathers critical blood in Havre

At St. Jude Parish Center Wednesday, Red Cross held the TroyStrong Blood Drive, sponsored by Montana State University-Northern, where people in the Havre area donated blood in an... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

New fairgrounds bathrooms will not be completed by 2022 fair

Great Northern Fair Board member Bob Kaul, in a meeting of the Great Northern Fair Board Wednesday, said the project to replace the bathrooms near the community center would not be complete by the time of this year’s fair. Kaul... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Havre fire chief retires, assistant fire chief steps down

Editor's note: This version adds comments from the Rural Fire District 1 Board chair. Havre Fire Chief Mel Paulson is retiring from the Havre Fire Department Friday, and Assistant Havre Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage is stepping down... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Ride for Tomorrow to run through Havre Friday evening

Friday evening, Havre will host a stop on the path of the Second Annual Ride for Tomorrow, a 1,500 mile motorcycle ride being held to raise suicide prevention awareness and provide people education on how to identify people in... — Updated 6/22/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

City manager position discussed at town hall

Montana State University's Local Government Center Director Dan Clark spoke at a town hall Monday about the possibility of the City of Havre moving to a commission-city manager... — Updated 6/22/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

4-H prepares for 2022 Great Northern Fair

Montana State University Hill County Extension is gearing up for a packed schedule at this year’s Great Northern Fair, with their usual crop of animal shows, 4-H project displays and a livestock sale. Extension Agent Colleen... — Updated 6/22/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

County assesses flood damage in wake of past week's rain

In the wake of last week’s flooding in Beaver Creek Park and some areas north of Havre, the Hill County Commission has not made a decision about whether to declare a disaster for the floods. Earlier this month the commission... — Updated 6/21/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Commission discusses credit card policy and property-casualty insurance

The Hill County Commission once again discussed a potential change to how the county pays for property-casualty insurance at a weekly business meeting Thursday and drew criticism from county officials for their handling of it. Hill... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Board holds discussion on proposed county pay scale

Hill County officials discussed a proposed change in county employee pay at a meeting of the County Compensation Board Wednesday morning, with county officials expressing a number of concerns about the change proposed by the Hill... — Updated 6/15/2022

 

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