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  • Havre High's Hart a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 6, 2020

    Havre High School Senior Simon Hart has qualified as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. "I think it's pretty cool," Simon Hart said. "I kind of forgot that this whole thing was even possible because it took about a year for me to hear back from, so to have confirmation that some of that hard work that I did has manifested itself in this way is nice." The National Merit Scholarship program is a United States competition started in 1955 created to identify and honor...

  • Meyers, Windy Boy face off in rematch for House District 32: G. Bruce Meyers

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 6, 2020

    Former Rep. G. Bruce Meyers, R-Box Elder, is challenging Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, in Windy Boy's race for re-election, in a rematch of the 2018 election for a seat both candidates have held. Windy Boy served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2003 to 2008, then ran for the Senate, defeating Democratic Sen. Frank Smith in his bid for re-election. He beat Smith again in a race for that seat in 2012. Meyers ran for the House seat in 2014, defeating...

  • Meyers, Windy Boy face off in rematch for House District 32: Jonathan Windy Boy

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 6, 2020

    Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, is running for re-election in House District 32 and faces former Rep. G. Bruce Meyers, R-Box Elder, in a rematch of of a race in a district both have represented. Windy Boy served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2003 to 2008, then ran for the Senate, defeating Democratic Sen. Frank Smith in his bid for re-election. He beat Smith again in a race for that seat in 2012. Meyers ran for the House seat in 2014, defeating incumbent...

  • City Council appoints new police officer

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 6, 2020

    An officer was appointed as a patrol officer for the Havre Police Department Monday at Havre City Council. Havre Police Department Chief Gabe Matosich appointed Jayce Barclay to the position of patrol officer. Matosich said Barclay has gone through an extensive background investigation and graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. Barclay completed the 14-week field training program, Matosich said, adding that Barclay has met all the necessary requirements for the full-time position of the patrol officer. “Jayce h...

  • Graybill, Knudsen face off in attorney general race: Raph Graybill

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 5, 2020

    Democrat Governor's Counsel Raph Graybill faces Republican candidate Roosevelt County Attorney and former Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen for attorney general in the general election. Graybill successfully argued last month against a lawsuit The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Montana Republican State Central Committee and Donald J. Trump for President Inc. filed gainst Montana Gov. Steve Bullock for his Aug. 6 directive...

  • Kathleen Williams stumps in Havre for Congress

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 5, 2020

    Kathleen Williams campaigned in Havre Saturday as part of her six-day, 24-stop, 2,000-mile tour across the state of Montana Solutions Tour. Williams faces Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale in the race for Republican Greg Gianforte's seat in the U.S. House of Represenatives Gianforte is leaving his office in a bid for Montana governor and faces Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Libertarian Lyman Bishop in that race. Havre was part of her Day 3 in the tour, followed by...

  • Pumpkin patches growing in the area

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Fall is here again and that means pumpkin patches in the area are starting up. Chinook is hosting a pumpkin patch at Finley's Garden by the Water Plant located at 400 Indiana Street. Ken Finley of Chinook is the organizer of the pumpkin patch. It will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the pumpkin patch will be donated to the Blaine County Library and other children's programs. Some have already gone on, with events in Havre...

  • Psalm sing set at Atrium Mall

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Individual performers or church choirs are invited to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord“ Friday at a Psalm sing event at the Atrium Mall downstaris center stage starting at 6 p.m. “The event is just for people to get together and sing and worship their Creator, to express their joy that we’re moving on as a people, as a nation, as a state, as a county, as a city,” Native Nations Chaplains Alliance Chaplain G. Bruce Meyers said. “We are expressing thankfulness, joy, gladness and gratefulness to the Creator, to the Creator God...

  • Andy's re-opens as Bow and Marrow supper club

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    A new version of a decades-old Havre restaurant has opened with a new name Bow and Marrow had a soft grand opening last weekend with not only a new style, but a new menu, as well. Bow and Marrow, formerly Andy's Supper Club, is located at 658 First St. W. "The thought behind this was we wanted something that people would typically travel for because we are trying to make a place where people don't have to travel and eat," owner Shaina Hofeldt said. "A lot of times we were...

  • Havre homecoming week proceeding

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 30, 2020

    Amidst the cancellations caused by COVID-19 and restrictions in the schools, Havre High School hasn't let that keep it from celebrating homecoming week. "Our goal was to try and keep it as close as possible as we could to a normal homecoming year here at Havre High," Havre High School Assistant Principal and Activities Director Brian Kessler said. He said the big things that are going to be missing this week are the homecoming dance and there won't be a pep rally and...

  • Hill, Steinmetz square off in race for House District 28: Krystal Steinmetz

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 30, 2020

    Democrat Krystal Steinmetz is facing Republican Havre School Board Member Ed Hill in the race to replace state Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Mont, as the representative for House District 28 that encompasses most of Havre. Bachmeier, who is in his second term, did not run for re-election this year. Steinmetz said she supports what the state has done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "I think Gov. (Steve) Bullock has done a good job of helping keep our state safe," Steinmetz...

  • Hill, Steinmetz square off in race for House District 28: Ed Hill

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 30, 2020

    Republican Havre School Board Member Ed Hill is facing Democrat Krystal Steinmetz in the race to replace state Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Mont, as the representative for House District 28 that encompasses most of Havre. Bachmeier, who is in his second term, did not run for re-election this year. Hill said he thinks Gov. Steve Bullock did what he thought was best in handing COVID-19. "I think the governor did what he felt was best," Hill said. "I think the governor and all of his...

  • Downing, Morigeau and Roots face off in auditor race: Troy Downing

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 29, 2020

    Big Sky businessman Troy Downing is facing off against Democrat candidate Rep. Shane Morigeau of Missoula and Libertarian candidate Roger Roots of Livingston in the general election in the race for Matt Rosendale's place as Montana auditor. Rosendale, a Republican, is running for the U.S. House instead of running for re-election and faces former Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-Bozeman, in the race for that seat, being vacated by U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte. Gianforte is running for...

  • Downing, Morigeau and Roots face off in auditor race: Shane Morigeau

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 29, 2020

    Rep. Shane Morigeau, D-Missoula, is facing off against Republican Big Sky businessman Troy Downing and Libertarian Roger Roots of Livingston in the general election in the race for Matt Rosendale's place as Montana auditor. Rosendale, a Republican, is running for the U.S. House instead of running for re-election and faces former Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-Bozeman, in the race for that seat, being vacated by U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte. Gianforte is running for Montana governor ins...

  • Downing, Morigeau and Roots face off in auditor race: Roger Roots

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 29, 2020

    Libertarian candidate Roger Roots of Livingston is facing Big Sky businessman Troy Downing and Democrat candidate Rep. Shane Morigeau of Missoula in the general election in the race for Matt Rosendale's place as Montana auditor. Rosendale, a Republican, is running for the U.S. House instead of running for re-election and faces former Rep. Kathleen Williams, D-Bozeman, in the race for that seat, being vacated by U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte. Gianforte is running for Montana...

  • Work at St. Mary Diversion nearing completion

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 29, 2020

    The largest concrete pour to date took place last Friday on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, where the drop near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, gigantic metal siphons and concrete drop structures failed in May. Work on Drop 2 was already planned for this year and is underway, and the work on Drop 5 was added after it failed May 17. Work also is being done on Drop 1. “(Friday) morning started the biggest pour to date, with right under 200 yards on the Drop 5 … wall which wrapped up (Fr...

  • Arntzen, Leatherbarrow and Romano square off in state superintendent race: Elsie Arntzen

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 28, 2020

    Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen again faces Democrat Melissa Romano in a repeat of the 2016 superintendent election, with Libertarian candidate Kevin Leatherbarrow a contender in the 2020 race. "We are a constitutional office, which means one of five offices that are on the statewide elected basis, and that also means I serve on the Land Board where we have our school trust lands that are predominately grazed because agriculture is our number one...

  • Arntzen, Leatherbarrow and Romano square off in state superintendent race: Kevin Leatherbarrow

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 28, 2020

    Libertarian Kevin Leatherbarrow has entered the ring in the race in which Democrat Melissa Romano is challenging Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen in a rematch of their 2016 election. A Libertarian means fiscal responsibility and accountability, Leatherbarrow said. "Making sure that these things, these funds and spending goes to where it needs to be going," he said. He said being very heavily fiscally responsible and accountable goes along with what...

  • Arntzen, Leatherbarrow and Romano square off in state superintendent race: Melissa Romano

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 28, 2020

    The Montana superintendent of public instruction race sees Democrat Melissa Romano facing incumbent Republican Elsie Arntzen in a rematch of the 2016 election, with Libertarian Kevin Leatherbarrow challenging both in this year's race. Romano said the position is of crucial importance. "The state superintendent has general oversight of all the K-12 schools in Montana," Romano said. "They serve on the Board of Education as a non-voting member, and so there is an opportunity to...

  • Bennett faces Jacobsen in 2020 Montanan secretary of state race: Christi Jacobsen

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Republican Deputy Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is facing Sen. Bryce Bennett, D-Missoula, in the 2020 Montana Secretary of State race. "I've always fought for the right for people to vote in person, I think it's the right they have and I will continue to fight for the right for people, Montanans to vote in person," Jacobsen said. Jacobsen said her office would have no stance on a lawsuit filed by The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial...

  • Bennett faces Jacobsen in 2020 Montanan secretary of state race: Sen. Bryce Bennett

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Sen. Bryce Bennett, D-Missoula, is squaring off against Republican Deputy Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen in the race for Montana secretary of state. Bennett said a lawsuit filed by The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Montana Republican State Central Committee, and Donald J. Trump for President Inc. alleging Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's Aug. 6 directive allowing counties in the state to decide whether to allow mail-in...

  • Supreme court sends man back to Havre for another murder trial

    Tim Leeds and Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    A Havre man is back in state District Court to face a charge that he murdered his brother in 2013. Shane Johnson was convicted of negligent homicide in 2014 in the shooting death of his brother, Travis Johnson, a year before. The Montana Supreme Court sent the case back to Havre for another trial. State District Judge Matthew Cuffe, who appeared via video, read Johnson, who appeared via video from the Hill County Detention Center his rights in a hearing this morning and said a trial would be held in the last part of May or...

  • Havre special ed: Adapting to the pandemic

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 22, 2020

    Special education in Havre Public Schools started out with difficulty this school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but adapted, the program director said. “It was a difficult start to the year, just I think for everyone, but I think everybody was anxious and anticipating getting back,” Havre Public Schools Director of Special Education and Federal Projects Karla Geda said. “What we’re doing with the special ed department may look a little bit different at each building level, depending on the grades of the students are in a... Full story

  • Turner using Indian Education for All grant

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 18, 2020

    Turner Public School received a grant to provide additional education on Montana American Indian culture and history. The Indian Education for All Division of the Montana Office of Public Instruction awarded Turner Public School $3,400. Superintendent Tony Warren said in a press release the money will be used to buy K-12 book sets and to bring in tribal speakers. "The grant will also help expand education beyond the walls of the classroom for the district's 64 students," he sa...

  • Local government expert to explain charter governments

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 16, 2020

    The City of Havre is hosting a speaker to discuss what a charter government is and what it does Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The Havre City Council Ordinance Committee has requested voters decide whether Havre should change to a charter form of government, which will be on this year’s ballot in November. Havre City Council Ordinance Committee member Karen Swenson said the meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn about charters. Ordinance Committee member Lindsey Ratliff said Montana State University L...

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