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Articles from the January 20, 2014 edition

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Rolling Right Along

Over the last couple of weeks the Havre High girls basketball team has made it a habit of earning dominating and crucial victories. If the pattern continues, the Central A Blue Ponies should find... Full story


Ponies shock Indians; Stars rise in Havre

A split at home is sometimes a tough pill to swallow midway through the season. But the Havre High boys basketball team can be proud of a split that gave them a huge boost in the conference standings.... Full story


Lights tame Mustangs

For yet another dual, the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team was short-handed but, wrestling on their home mat for the first time since November, the Lights weren’t going to let holes... Full story


Powerful Ponies place second at Jug Beck

The Havre High wrestling team entered the weekend with high hopes of a team title at maybe the toughest tournament outside of the state tournament. But Class AA Great Falls High had other ideas, as... Full story


Skylights bounce Tech, stumble at Carroll

The Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team has been very good on the road this season. And the Skylights were again Friday night. However, that didn’t quite carry all the way... Full story


Lights down Diggers' in double OT thriller

The Montana State University-Northern men’s basketball team has been on a rollercoaster ride since Frontier Conference play began. And this weekend’s road swing through Butte and Helena was more... Full story


HHS swimmers compete against elite field

The Havre High swim teams are certainly familiar with the Swarthout Fieldhouse Pool in Great Falls. But the Ponies had to swim with some fierce competition this past Saturday. Competing in the Great... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 20, 2014

Unpredictable winter brings warm, sunny skies

The warmer-than-usual weather on the Hi-Line is expected to drop to closer-to-normal temperatures this week but to continue to be warmer than December. That follows wild swings in winter weather starting in December, and one long-range forecast predi... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 20, 2014

Gianforte headlines economic outlook tour

The founder of a multi-billion-dollar Montana success story — started in a spare bedroom in Bozeman — will be in Havre March 12 at the close of an economic outlook tour. RightNow Technologies founder Greg Gianforte is the headliner of the 39th... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 20, 2014

Birdtail sentenced to 22 years for molesting 1-year-old

A Fort Belknap man will spend 22 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a 1 ½-year-old relative in his residence. Joseph Christopher Birdtail, 37, pleaded guilty in May to abusive sexual contact. Friday, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 20, 2014

Man sentenced to three years for molesting foster child

A Fort Belknap man received an almost-eight year sentence including 34 months in federal prison for sexually assaulting a young high-school aged girl in his care. Robert James Schaeffer, 49, pleaded guilty in October to sexual abuse of a minor.... Full story


Code Talker: Fort Belknap man receives medal for WWII service

Gilbert Horn was honored Thursday for his service during World War II as a Native American code talker. At Northern Montana Care Center, many were gathered in a recreational room to pay their... Full story


A.F. (Burk) Burkhartsmeyer

A.F. (Burk) Burkhartsmeyer was born July 13, 1918, near Goldstone, Mont., in Hill County, to Gottlieb and Josephine (Gisinger) Burkhartsmeyer. He achieved the rank of sergeant in the 41st U.S. Army... Full story


Frances Keller

Frances Keller passed into God's loving grace at home in the company of her loving family on Jan. 17, 2014, at the age of 85. Born to Ira Eatinger on Feb. 2, 1928, in Plentywood, Mont., Frances was ra... Full story


For the Record, January 20, 2014

Havre Police Department Samuel Roastingstick, 43, of Rocky Boy was arrested on a charge of shoplifting after officers responded to a 12:18 p.m. Friday call from the Havre-Hill County Library about a middle-aged man who just left the library. ——... Full story


ALS makes you appreicate what you have

If any had asked me, I would have told them that I would likely live into my late 80s or early 90s.  I have longevity on my mother’s side, after all: most of her brothers and sisters and mother lived into their 80s. My father’s side? Not as... Full story


Our View: The sad story of Judge Cebull - the system failed

In February 2012, an email written by U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull of Billings surfaced. It was a racist joke about President Barack Obama that anyone with an ounce of integrity would have found sickeningly offensive. There were calls for Cebul... Full story


Are Republicans going to finally seek votes of Native Americans? votes

Last weekend, members and friends of the Chippewa Cree Tribe gathered at Montana State University-Northern for a winter powwow celebration. Right in the center of the activities was Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont. He took part in the entrance dance when... Full story


ACLU: Untested drugs dangerous in executions

HELENA (AP) — A long execution in Ohio that left the condemned inmate gasping and snorting illustrates the dangers of using untested drug combinations in lethal injections, said a civil-rights group suing Montana over its execution method. Montana... Full story


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