Articles from the January 3, 2014 edition

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Back to the Hardwood: HHS boys home to host GFH, Malta

Restarting the season after a short holiday break, the Havre High boys basketball team has two very tough non-conference home games waiting for them this weekend. After four games leading up to the... Full story


Back to the Hardwood: Pony girls battle Bison, M-Ettes

Break time is over and the Havre High girls basketball team is ready to go back to work. Before the holiday break, the Central A Blue Ponies got off to a 3-1 start overall and a 2-0 start in the... Full story


Skylights topple Bears; Lights fall

During a difficult non-conference schedule, the Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team played some stellar defense. It appears, that great defense has now carried over to... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 3, 2014

4-H Chuckwagon gets equipment donation

A donation of a large amount of kitchen equipment from Town Pump has helped put the Hill County 4-H on track for its proposed new Chuckwagon at the Great Northern Fairgrounds. Volunteers were... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 3, 2014

Could oil train disaster happen on the Hi-Line?

Officials prepare for chance of crude oil derailment, fire, as Bakken rail shipping increases With railroad shipments of crude oil extracted from the Bakken formation continuing to ramp up, officials... Full story


Big Sandy 'Six-man' film sets private showing

A special, private showing of the documentary, “Six-Man: Two Teams, One Season” will be held at the Fort Benton Elementary School Auditorium this weekend. The documentary is about an hour and a half long and follows Geraldine/Highwood and Big... Full story


Rocky Boy to hold annual powwow at Northern

The annual Rocky Boy Winter Celebration Powwow will be held in the Montana State University-Northern gymnasium today. “Every year we have a Christmas powwow a week before or after Christmas,” said Dustin Whitford, one of the coordinators of the... Full story


Gwendolyn R. Sharples

Gwendolyn R. Sharples, 93, passed away on Jan. 2, 2014, in Chinook, Mont., due to natural causes. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Chinook United Methodist Church.  Arrangements have been made by Edwards... Full story


June Marie Bruning Watkins

June Marie Bruning Watkins passed away on Dec. 31, 2013, at the Discovery Care Center in Hamilton. June was born on June 24, 1927, in Havre to William J. Bruning and Myrtle Gilbertson.  She is preceded in death by her parents; and older brother,... Full story


For the Record, January 3, 2014

Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 9:32 a.m. Tuesday call from a 1st Street business about a stolen tablet. ——— Chrissie Al Blackbird, 57, of Havre, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct after officers responded to a 1:27... Full story

 By Emily Mayer    Local    January 3, 2014

Havre of the Past: Christmas food for the poor

The newspapers for this week in both 1893 and 1898 were not available, and the best I could muster on microfilm was the Dec. 26, 1903, copy of the Havre Plaindealer for this time of the year. This 52nd installment completes the series celebrating... Full story


Friday's Prep Basketball: Class AA Bison sweep Blue Ponies

The Havre High boys and girls basketball teams had tough first outings of the new year. In Havre, the Class AA Great Falls High Bison beat the Blue Pony boys 62-47, while the Pony girls came up just short against the Bison at the Swarthout... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 3, 2014

Grandin presents 'The Autism Experience' in Havre

A large audience in Havre this evening heard some first-hand descriptions of the impacts of autism and ways to help people on the autism spectrum disorder succeed from a world-renowned researcher, author and lecturer — who is on the spectrum... Full story


Warning: Dangerous cold wind chill

A wind chill warning is in effect for Havre and Chinook through Monday morning. Wind chills could range between minus 30 and minus 50 degrees for the next two days, the National Weather Service warns. Under those conditions, frostbite can occur... Full story


Deadly Ore. police standoff follows Butte robbery

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — A patrol car hit and injured a man and a woman later fatally shot herself during a police standoff as Oregon authorities closed in on the two accused of robbing a Montana coin shop. Sarah Jo Johnson died shortly before 9... Full story


Saturday's Prep Basketball: Malta too much for Pony boys and girls

The new year hasn't been kind to the Havre High boys and girls basketball teams. And Saturday was especially tough at the Havre High gymnasium. The Malta M-Ettes beat the HHS girls for the second... Full story


Wind chill warnings for northeastern Montana

GLASGOW (AP) — Northeastern Montana remained under a wind chill warning Sunday with wind chills up to 59 below zero due to a rare combination of conditions even for a state used to Arctic blasts. Meteorologist Patrick Gilchrist with the National... Full story


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