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 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 18, 2012

Edward Ronald Stump

Edward Ronald "EDRON" Stump, 24, died Jan. 14, 2012, in Billings, Mont. His cause of death is under investigation by the Yellowstone County Coroner's office. Edsward Stump His wake service will be Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., with his funeral...


Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Anthony Weerheim

Montana State University-Northern senior Anthony Weerheim knows what wrestling success feels like. He's a former Idaho state high school champion and he was an NJCAA All-American at Clackamas College... Full story


Blue Ponies trample Mustangs

Havre High's Brandon Smith (right) shoots over a Malta defender during Tuesday night's high school boys basketball game at the HHS gymnasium. The Ponies upset the Mustangs 57-43. After a rough, disappointing stretch of play, the Havre High boys baske...

 By Zach White    Local    January 18, 2012

Havre Council approves 3 annexations

Havre Daily News This map, using data taken from state records, shows in red the three properties the City of Havre intends to annex. As the city of Havre's annexation battle with Hill County enters its second year of waiting to get into a courtroom,... Full story

 By Zach White    Local    January 18, 2012

Havre Daily announcing text messaging service

Things are changing fast, and in the newspaper world doubly so. In the past year-and-a-half the Havre Daily News has started using new tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in addition to our website, havredailynews.com to give you, the reader... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 18, 2012

Filings mostly quiet in local, state, federal races

The filing action has mostly stayed very calm as far as north-central Montana, with only two additional candidates filing in the 2012 election Tuesday. Incumbent Hill County Clerk and Recorder Dena Tippets filed for re-election as a Democrat...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 18, 2012

Weather Service: Snow, snow, and more snow headed our way

Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson Ice forms on his beard and his face turns red as Terry Knowlton of TK's Lot Sweeping blows snow off of the sidewalk on the north side of the Atrium Mall this morning in the minus-16-degree weather. National Weather...

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 18, 2012

Wilbur 'Bud' Phillips

Wilbur "Bud" Phillips, 99, of Dodson, passed away Jan. 15, 2012, due to natural causes. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at 11 a. m. at the Dodson High School Gymnasium. Arrangements are made by Edwards Funeral Home of... Full story

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 18, 2012

Bob Dempsey Sheppard

Bob Dempsey Sheppard Bob Dempsey Sheppard, 84, of Chinook, died of natural causes on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, after having coffee with his friends. Bob was born on Sept. 6, 1927 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. He spent the majority of his life in... Full story


Obama: No on oil pipeline, more review needed

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's denying an application for a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline because a GOP-mandated deadline didn't allow time for a full review. AP Photo/Susan Walsh White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during t...


Montana authorities seek extradition in kidnapping

BILLINGS — Authorities on Wednesday started extradition procedures against two men held in North Dakota in the kidnapping of a Montana teacher who is presumed dead. Richland County Attorney Mike Weber said he expects a hearing within the next 30...

 By Tristan    Obituaries    January 18, 2012

Edward Ronald Stump

Edward Ronald "EDRON" Stump, 24, died Jan. 14, 2012, in Billings, Mont. His cause of death is under investigation by the Yellowstone County Coroner's office. Edsward Stump His wake service will be Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., with his funeral... Full story

 By Tristan    State News    January 18, 2012

Suspects in missing teacher case want hearing

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Two suspects in the disappearance of a high school teacher requested an extradition hearing Tuesday that could delay their transfer from North Dakota to Montana to face aggravated kidnapping charges. North Dakota District... Full story


Gallik resigns from political practices post

HELENA (AP) — Political practices commissioner Dave Gallik said Tuesday that he was resigning amid an escalating dispute with the office's four permanent staff members. The former Democratic legislator was appointed to the position last year by...


Wikipedia editors question site's blackout

NEW YORK (AP) — Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of anti-piracy legislation could threaten the... Full story

 By Tristan    Sports    January 18, 2012

Hi-Line Sports Schedule

Thursday High School Basketball Chinook girls vs North Star, 6 p.m. Chinook boys vs North Star, 7:30 Harlem girls vs Rocky Boy, 6 p.m. Harlem boys vs Rocky Boy, 7:30 College Wrestling Lights vs Northwest, 7 p.m. College Basketball Skylights at Carrol... Full story


Local Bowling Report: Not too late to sign up for Youth Pepsi Challenge

There's one more week to qualify for the Pepsi Challenge. Next Sunday will be the last time youth bowlers may qualify for a chance to bowl for scholarships in the Pepsi Challenge later this spring. Any bowler wishing to do this, please notify us...


Tech, Westminster players honored

The Frontier Conference basketball season is under way, sort of. And the full-time season is right around the corner. This past week saw players from Montana Tech and Westminster College earn player...


Lights compete at tough Reno tourney

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team wrapped up a lengthy road trip on Sunday in Reno, Nev., and the Lights will head into the holiday break for some much-needed rest. The No. 4...


Hi-Line Boys Roundup: Tornadoes off to a historic start in the 9C

After the conclusion of the second week of the season, quite a few local teams found their way into the win column. Thursday brought two 9C boys basketball rivalry games to the Hi-Line. North Star's Cooper Spicher, left, drives past a Chinook... Full story


Hi-Line Girls Roundup: Chester/J-I, Big Sandy, Chinook all on a roll

The second weekend of high school girls basketball on the Hi-Line was just as action-packed as the first. And with teams trying to move forward before the holiday break arrives, it was a big weekend...


Fiscal cliff efforts ongoing, Boehner offers plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," even as the GOP leader readied a backup plan Tuesday to pressure the White House with little time left to...

 By Tristan    Opinion    January 18, 2012

Let's start by loving and accepting others

Editor: In response to the recent killings, I, like many, was trying to grasp the enormity of this tragedy. I was trying to understand why this happens here with alarming frequency. Here are my thoughts. What we are missing in our country is a sense...

 By Zach White    Local    January 18, 2012

3 charged with variety of drug offenses

The Tri-Agency Task Force, fighting illegal drugs in Hill County, delivered early Christmas gifts to three local drug makers and takers in the form of warrants for their arrests. The task force kicked off the week with the bust of a marijuana...


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