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  • Fire ban implemented in Blaine County

    Special to the Havre Daily News|Updated Feb 25, 2016

    Due to dry and windy conditions in the area, Blaine County Commissioners and Fort Belknap Fire Management are implementing a “burn ban” effective immediately. All burning associated with debris disposal or agricultural clearing is prohibited until further notice. The burn ban applies to all outdoor burning except recreational cooking fires. No burn permits will be issued until conditions improve. The public is reminded that even the smallest spark has the potential to cause significant damage: One Less Spark, One Less Wil...

  • Sieglock earns Garden Club Yard of the Week

    Special to the Havre Daily News|Updated Jul 1, 2014

    Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club chose the yard of Sara and Vic Sieglock at 1418 Lincoln Ave. as Yard of the Week. This landscaped yard is the forefront for beautiful flower beds graced with perennials, annuals and seedlings started by Sara. Her husband, Vic, made the planter walls for her, but all of the flower gardening is done by Sara herself, a work in progress for more than 15 years. She said she loves all aspects of gardening and is particularly fond of perennials that...

  • Havre Pride hopes to sweep city clean

    Special to the Havre Daily News|Updated May 16, 2014

    Saturday is Havre Pride Day. The community is asked to take some time between 9 a.m. and noon and focus on cleaning up the Havre community. The long winter has taken a toll on the area. “Many helping hands will help to make this must-needed spring clean-up much easier,” said Debbie Vandeberg, executive director of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce. A clean community shows pride and is more inviting than a community that has dirty sidewalks, messy storefronts, dirty windows and littered byways, she added. The Chamber par...

  • Tyler Smith acquires Rock Solid Enterprises

    Special to the Havre Daily News|Updated May 16, 2014

    After 10 years of owning and operating Rock Solid Enterprises Inc., brothers Gary and Greg Baltrusch are turning the keys over to Tyler Smith. The Baltrusches have decided to concentrate their efforts to the farm and the continuing construction of Prairie Farms Golf Course. "We wish Tyler and his new company Rock Solid Materials the best. We would like to sincerely thank our customers and assure them that Tyler will be putting out the same quality materials and prompt service...

  • Langels celebrate 100-year anniversary

    Special to the Havre Daily News|Updated Jul 18, 2013

    A family returned to the Hi-Line from around the state and across the country this month to celebrate 100 years of farming on the Hi-Line. More than 65 descendants of Joe Langel traveled to the land he homesteaded 22 miles north of Rudyard in 1913, farmed now by his grandson, Stan Langel. The oldest attendee was another longtime Hill County farmer, Lloyd Kaercher, 91, who is the husband of Joe Langel’s granddaughter and Stan’s sister, Audrey. Along with the local des...

  • Artitudes reception planned for Steve Helmbrecht

    Special to the Havre Daily News|Updated Jul 1, 2013

    Artitudes Gallery Presents "Canvas and Stone" featuring the mixed media work of Steve Helmbrecht from his personal portfolio as well as ceramic art from his recent work at Montana State University-Northern. The show will be up during July and August. This will be Helmbrecht's 15th anniversary as adjunct professor of ceramics at Northern as well as his 30th year as a professional photographer. He's one of the few professional photographers in Montana to have earned both the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman...

  • Havre hosts successful state speech tournament

    Special to the Havre Daily News

    Despite some hiccups and problems along the way, with the support of the north-central Montana community and the Havre Public Schools administration, teachers and staff, the Havre High School speech and debate team held the Class A state speech, debate and drama tournament over the weekend that was complimented by coaches from other schools. Havre hosted the state tournament, the first times since January 2002, which brought competitors, coaches and family members from 20 Class A schools around the state. The tournament...

  • Havre hosts successful state speech tournament

    Special to the Havre Daily News

    Despite some hiccups and problems along the way, with the support of the north-central Montana community and the Havre Public Schools administration, teachers and staff, the Havre High School speech and debate team held the Class A state speech, debate and drama tournament over the weekend that was complimented by coaches from other schools. Havre hosted the state tournament, the first times since January 2002, which brought competitors, coaches and family members from 20 Class A schools around the state. The tournament...

  • Havre High to host state speech, drama tournament

    Special to the Havre Daily News

    It has been 12 years, but the best of the best in Class A speech, debate and drama competitors again will be flocking to Havre to compete in the state tournament this month. "We're really excited about having that back in our community …, " Havre High School Activities Director Dennis Murphy said. "This is a great way for us to show the state what kind of community we are. " Head speech and debate coach Kevin Shellenberger echoed that, saying it will give the opportunity to show the other teams in the state the quality of j...

  • Havre High to host state speech, drama tournament

    Special to the Havre Daily News

    It has been 12 years, but the best of the best in Class A speech, debate and drama competitors again will be flocking to Havre to compete in the state tournament this month. "We're really excited about having that back in our community …, " Havre High School Activities Director Dennis Murphy said. "This is a great way for us to show the state what kind of community we are. " Head speech and debate coach Kevin Shellenberger echoed that, saying it will give the opportunity to show the other teams in the state the quality of j...

  • Big Sandy woman claims $3,171 lottery win

    Special to the Havre Daily News

    Kari Johnson of Big Sandy will be off to visit a friend in Denver after winning $3,171 in the "Shake a Day" EZplay Jackpot. Johnson bought the ticket at the Mint Bar and Cafe in Big Sandy. This was only the third time she has played the Shake a Day contest. The first time she won $50, the second she won nothing. The third tiome was the charm. She said she was the first person to win the jackpot at the Mint. The jackpot starts at $500 and increases every day there is no winner. EZplay instant online games can be played and...

  • Medical benefit planned for Chris Patera

    Special to the Havre Daily News

    Havre resident Chris Patera has undergone several surgeries for his cancer. He also has had extensive chemotherapy since he was diagnosed with cancer in September 2011. But he hasn't let his problems slow him down. He is still playing hockey, staying in shape even though half of his stomach and the lower part of his esophagus have been removed. Saturday, friends will gather for a benefit in his honor — to wish him well and raise some money to help pay his mounting bills. Chris was able to get coverage in the state's h...

  • Glasgow man claims $60,000 Montana Cash jackpot from Havre ticket

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    Courtesy photo David Larsen and his daughter, Jamie, pose after claiming a $60,000 Montana Cash jackpot. David Larsen of Glasgow has claimed the $60,000 Montana Cash jackpot for the May 11 drawing. The ticket was purchased at Gary and Leo's Fresh Foods, 730 1st St. Havre. The first time Larsen played Montana Cash he was lucky and won $200. Since then, about 10 years ago, he has played regularly. On the day he purchased his winning ticket he happened to have a dollar in his pocket and chose to buy a Montana Cash ticket with...

  • Extra patrols aim to keep community safe during Fourth of July weekend

    Special to the Havre Daily News

    To help prevent impaired driving and encourage motorists to buckle up, the Havre Police Department in partnership with Montana Department of Transportation will provide extra traffic patrols over the Fourth of July. "Driving impaired is not worth it," Interim Chief of Police Gabe Matosich said in a press release. "Whether you've been floating, boating, picnicking or camping, make sure that the person driving home is sober and alert. I want everyone traveling to drive safely and defensively — and that includes making sure e...

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