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 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 23, 2018

Hi-Line Living: Bullhook Bottoms to Havre: Celebrating Havre's incorporation year

Before there was Havre, there was an area south of the Milk River called Bullhook Bottoms, which got its name from the butte southeast of present-day Havre that regional Native Americans called Bullho...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 23, 2018

From the courts: District Court

A Havre woman who allegedly rammed her vehicle into a Havre police cruiser in January was sentenced in state District Court in Havre Monday to 10 years in plea agreements on multiple cases. Rebecca S. Denson, born 1964, is being held at the Chouteau...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 23, 2018

From the courts: District Court

A Havre man received one-year probation for drunkenly crashing and rolling over a vehicle, injuring the two passengers. Keiffer T. Nordgulen, born in 1989, was sentenced Wednesday in state District Court in Havre, after a multi-day sentence hearing,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 20, 2018

From the courts: District Court

A local man received seven years probation Monday in District Court in Havre for being found impaired and in illegal possession of a pistol and prescription medication. Eric William Brewer of Havre, born in 1993, was sentenced to seven years with...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 20, 2018

From the courts: District Court

A local man received six months in the county jail for stealing several items from a local ranch. Brett Matkovich, born in 1982, was sentenced last week in state District Court in Havre to six months in the county jail for the misdemeanor offense of...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 16, 2018

The joys of calving on the Hi-Line

As a scientist, Livestock Operations manager for the Northern Agricultural Research Center Cory Parsons, an Idaho native, "objectively" believes that Montana beef is superior. No, he said he can't pro...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 16, 2018

Aiming for solutions

When school shootings happen, the ripple effect of those waves wash up on Havre's prairie shores. "There are multiple layers of effects. School is supposed to be a safe place, for one thing," said...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 13, 2018

From the courts: District Court

A Havre man was sentenced March 5 in District Court in Havre to a six-month suspended sentence for kicking in the door, entering a residence with a gun and scaring those inside. John A. Morsette, born in 1985, received six months in jail, all suspend...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 13, 2018

Wacee the warrior: A 7-year-old Chinook boy combats cancer

It all happened so fast. Before Feb. 9, the Simenson’s 7-year-old “spitfire” of a son was boisterously enjoying life. Within two days, the Simensons had been flown to a Colorado hospital after finding out their son had a football-sized tumor...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 9, 2018

Bad boned: A local child's battle with a degenerative disease

Karter Scheele's parents enrolled him in a wrestling program when he was 4, hoping to find a fitting outlet for their high-energy boy who was driving his mother crazy. Everyone was happy with the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 8, 2018

From the courts: District Court

A Box Elder man received four years probation for drunkenly crashing into another vehicle. John LaSalle, born in 1948, received Monday in District Court in Havre four years, all suspended, with the Department of Corrections, with credit for ’8...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 8, 2018

Man charged with assaulting detention officer, causing a concussion

A prisoner at the Hill County Detention Center allegedly punched a detention officer in the face, causing a concussion. Joseph Raymond Moore, charged with felony assault of a peace officer, is scheduled to appear in District Court in Havre March 21...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 7, 2018

Havre man pleads guilty to fireworks heist

A Havre man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing nearly $3,000 in fireworks last year. Daniel Baranyai, 29, admitted in District Court in Havre to felony theft as part of plea deal that dismissed a felony burglary charge. Baranyai’s sentence has been...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 6, 2018

Park board waits to move on with business

Decisions are hanging in the air as the Hill County Park Board waits for answers from various groups and entities before conducting further business. During a special meeting Feb. 22, the park board...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 5, 2018

Local church donates money to ranchers

Thanks to a Nevada man and a new local church, a group of Bear Paw ranchers received money to help them recover from the ravages of the East Fork Fire just as spring, hopefully, comes around the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 5, 2018

FOI attorney: Commission should have given clearer notice fair manager firing

A Montana freedom of information attorney said the Hill County Commission should have been more specific on Thursday's agenda about their decision to fire Great Northern Fair grounds manager Dave Brew...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 2, 2018

Hi-Line Living: The roots of skiing: Bear Paw Ski Bowl

The Bear Paw Ski Bowl is not a typical ski hill. There's no posh resort tucked into it. It's not operated by transplants who've moved to the area just for the skiing. And it's one of only two ski hill...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 2, 2018

From the courts: District Court

A Havre man received three years probation for having more than a gram of methamphetamine. Eric William Koop, born in 1982, received a three year deferred imposition of sentence for the felony offense of criminal possession of dangerous drugs....

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 2, 2018

Commissioners fire fairgrounds manager

Since news broke that Great Northern Fair Board members had discussed making big changes such as seasonally shutting down the fairgrounds, people have taken to social media with comments, suggestions...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 2, 2018

Havre tourism rolls out new campaign

A group promoting Havre tourism has rolled out a new campaign to promote the jewel of the Hi-Line. This week, the Tourism Business Improvement District began making available fresh decal souvenirs,...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 28, 2018

School board holds planning meeting

A strategic meeting Tuesday night indicates Havre Public Schools district leaders will schedule community listening sessions regarding school safety protocols and class reconfiguration, as well as votes on whether to approve upgrading school...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 28, 2018

Man accused of molesting relative

A local man who is accused of sexually molesting a relative for a prolonged period of time was arrested Feb. 14 and is in the Hill County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. Isaac Dale Wardell, born in 1986, is charged with in incest, sexual...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 28, 2018

Man accused of stealing 18 TVs from local motel

A Havre man accused of stealing 18 televisions from a local motel where he was employed pleaded not guilty to charges Tuesday in District Court in Havre. Brandon O’Hara, 29, is charged with felony theft of property by embezzlement. According to...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 28, 2018

Water restored in Rudyard, school back in session

Water was restored in Rudyard Tuesday afternoon after a water main break Monday left the town dry. The break resulted in school closures of the North Star middle and high school in Rudyard. Students are back at school today, Hill County Commissioner...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 27, 2018

Water main break in Rudyard leaves town dry, closes school

Everyone in the town of Rudyard remains without water today and likely into Thursday after a water main break Monday cut off the area’s water source. The break has left the town’s approximate 200 residents without water. Reason for the break is...

 

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