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 By Zach White    Local    January 10, 2012

Museum board off to strong start in 2012

The year 2012 may be the end of history for the Mayans, but in Hill County, history is going strong, as the Hill County Museum Board comes off a strong year and into what looks to be an interesting one already. The first big news at Monday night's bo...


Romney sweeps NH to cement top status; Paul second

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney cruised to a solid victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, improving on his first-place finish in the lead-off Iowa caucuses and firmly establishing himself as the man to beat for the Republican... Full story


Sidney teacher disappears while running; shoe found

BILLINGS — Authorities expanded their search Monday for a high school teacher who's missing from an oil boom town in northeast Montana, after recovering only a single running shoe since she failed to return from a weekend run. No solid evidence... Full story


MSU-N's Tatarka touted by the Frontier

To no one's surprise, Montana State University-Northern senior guard Shaun Tatarka has been named Frontier Conference Men's Player of the Week. Tatarka is a 6-foot-1, senior guard from Great Falls,... Full story


Lights move up in poll; Skylights only get votes

MSU-Northern's Shaun Tatarka (middle) drives to the basket during last Friday's Frontier Conference men's basketball game against UGF in Havre. The newest NAIA men's and women's basketball coaches... Full story


Hi-Line Girls Basketball Roundup

Big Sandy's Matelia Cline (left) shoots past a Rocky Boy defender during a girls basketball game last Thursday in Big Sandy. The Christmas break is over. Now, girls high school basketball on the...


Hi-Line Boys Basketball Roundup

Big Sandy's Justin Stevens (right) looks for a shot over a Rocky Boy defender during a boys high school basketball game last Thursday night in Big Sandy. Basketball was on somewhat on a hiatus over the holiday break, but it was back in full swing...


Navy vet Stapleton works hard seeking Montanans' votes

Corey Stapleton is putting his Navy training and his triathlon running experience to good use these days. The candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination is visiting all parts of the state, spreading his message and shaking hands. He's...

 By Zach White    Local    January 10, 2012

Museum board off to strong start in 2012

The year 2012 may be the end of history for the Mayans, but in Hill County, history is going strong, as the Hill County Museum Board comes off a strong year and into what looks to be an interesting one already. The first big news at Monday night's bo... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 10, 2012

Board moves ahead on grazing rules

The Hill County Park Board in its monthly meeting Monday approved sending new Beaver Creek Park grazing regulations to the Hill County Commission for approval, contingent on review by the Hill County attorney. Board member Robbie Lucke presented the... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 10, 2012

Montana ag technicians work Down Under

Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson Torgerson's LLC service technician Isaac Drugge grabs a wrench to begin repair on a Case IH 7120 combine in the Torgerson's shop Friday morning. From Oct. 22 to Nov. 21, Drugge worked on similar combines in Australia.... Full story

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 10, 2012

Bertha Margaret Goedert

Bertha Margaret Goedert A family memorial service for Bertha Margaret Goedert will be held at a future date. At her request, cremation has taken place, and interment will be in the Lusk cemetery. Bertha entered heaven Dec. 25, 2011, at Ponderosa... Full story


Feds say medical marijuana dealer mulled bribes

HELENA — Federal agents claim in inadvertently released court documents that a former University of Montana quarterback caught up in a medical marijuana raid contemplated bribing police and politicians. But Jason Washington of Missoula told The... Full story


FBI: Missing teacher search draws tips, no answers

BILLINGS — After four days with no answers, authorities said they were considering scaling back their search for a Montana math teacher who left her home for a pre-dawn run and never returned. The only publicized clue into Sherry Arnold's...


Survivor recounts Missoula bus crash

MISSOULA (AP) — Doug Taylor remembers somebody saying a heartfelt "Oh Jesus" just as the Rimrock Stages bus careened into the median on Interstate 90 early Sunday morning. As the bus slid out of control, bounced onto its side, turned upright again... Full story


Wash. man gets life for 1957 slaying of Ill. girl

SYCAMORE, Ill. — A former Washington state policeman convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young Illinois girl more than a half century ago was sentenced Monday to life in prison. Jack McCullough, 73, was convicted in September in one of the... Full story


Montana shuts down wolf harvest near Yellowstone

BILLINGS — Montana wildlife commissioners on Monday closed down the gray wolf season in some areas outside Yellowstone National Park after several collared animals used for scientific research were shot in recent weeks. The closures prohibit... Full story

 By Joy Bruck    Opinion    January 10, 2012

Fiscal cliff woes could hurt older Montanans

As the debate in Washington rages over how to avoid the fiscal cliff before the Jan. 1 deadline, some lawmakers are using Social Security and Medicare as bargaining chips. Among the proposals under consideration by legislative leaders is an effort...

 By Zach White    Opinion    January 10, 2012

The dawn of conscientious consumption

A few months ago I wrote about the MyFitnessPal.com app that I had started using "to preserve my orangutan-like figure." I've been happy with the results. I'm down to chimpanzee-like, and appear on track to hit lemur-like sometime in the spring. Seei...


Man, 73, to be sentenced in 1957 slaying of girl

CHICAGO (AP) — A 73-year-old man who was convicted this fall of kidnapping and murdering a little girl more than a half-century earlier was expected to return to court Monday for sentencing. Jack McCullough faces a maximum sentence of life in... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 10, 2012

Snow again hits Montana

The predicted snowstorm did blanket Montana over the weekend, with north-central Montana seeing about 2 inches of snowfall, with the temperatures dropping to the sub-zero range by Sunday morning. Other parts of the state saw significantly more snow...

 By Zach White    Local    January 10, 2012

Crowd protests Milk River Ranch sale

Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown Nearly a hundred people gather Monday morning in conference room in Havre's Best Western Great Northern Inn to participate in the Fish, Wildlife and Parks statewide phone conference on the proposed Milk River land... Full story

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 10, 2012

Marian (Nault) Olson

Marian (Nault) Olson, 75, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Northern Montana Hospital of natural causes. Her memorial service will be 11 a. m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church. A full obituary will follow. Services have been entrusted to Holland &...

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 10, 2012

Grace Lucille (Fouts) DeSaye

Grace Lucille (Fouts) DeSaye Grace Lucille (Fouts) DeSaye, 81, of Prescott, Ariz., passed away on Dec. 3, 2012, peacefully at home of natural causes. Grace was born on Jan. 17, 1931, to her parents, Roy and Margaret Fouts, who were homesteading in th...

 By Zach White    Local    January 10, 2012

FWP OKs purchase of Milk River Ranch

After two hours of public comment, predominantly in opposition , the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted 4-1 this morning to approve the purchase of the 3,000-acre Milk River Ranch near the Canadian border with Hill County. The vote sealed the...


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