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Articles from the January 21, 2015 edition

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  • Vandals bust vehicle windows downtown

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Jan 23, 2015

    Early this morning, several windows were broken out of vehicles parked in downtown Havre. The first incident of vandalism the Havre Police Department responded to, according to a call log from the station, was at 12:29 a.m. this morning. An officer stopped on 3rd Avenue and 2nd Street to help someone with busted windows. A call was then made from an establishment on 1st Street and 2nd Avenue at 2:22 a.m. about someone breaking out a window in the caller's car while it was... Full story

  • Havre drops Highway 2 membership

    John Kelleher|Updated Jan 21, 2015

    Havre City Council has dropped its membership in the Highway 2 Association, the citizens group that advocates for expansion of U..S. Highway 2 to four lanes. Council vote 6-1 Tuesday night against renewing its membership. Only Councilman Brian Barrows voted in favor of the association. Councilman Andrew Brekke has voted against joining the association for several years, but until now, he has been the lone dissenter. Councilwoman Terry Lilletvedt was absent. Brekke said he didn’t think the city should be joining o... Full story

  • Hedges new fire chief

    Updated Jan 21, 2015

    Tim Hedges has been sworn in as Havre fire chief. City Council unanimously approved Mayor Tim Solomon’s appointment of Hedges at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Hedges replace Dave Sheppard who retired on Jan. 1. Solomon was so anxious to swear Hedges in that he forgot to go through the formality of having council approve the appointment. Hedges has served as deputy chief under Sheppard for several years....

  • State lawmakers at video conference list early accomplishments

    John Kelleher|Updated Jan 21, 2015

    For the first two weeks of the Montana Legislature, people have in the organizing phase, but work on key issues should be coming very soon, lawmakers said Tuesday. State representatives Mike Lang, R-Malta, and Stephanie Hess, R-Havre, along with state Sen. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, talked to local residents Tuesday via a television connection to the Havre Public Schools Robins Administration Building. Other area lawmakers have been invited but were unable to attend the discussion, sponsored weekly by the school district and the H...

  • County looks for help to curtail Beaver Creek floods

    Updated Jan 21, 2015

    Three times in recent years floods along Beaver Creek have caused substantial damage. Hill County officials are trying to complete a study to find out what can be done to stop the floods. County Commissioner Mark Peterson said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent more that $1.5 million to restore the areas around the creek, but he said the federal government is not going to continue to fund flood relief unless the county does something to stop the flooding. So, Pe...

  • Windy Boy wage bill gets hearing

    John Kelleher|Updated Jan 21, 2015

    Representatives of labor groups and the needy lined up this morning to testify in behalf of Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy’s proposal to increase the Montana minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in a hearing before the state Senate’s Business, Labor and Economy Committee. At the same time, representatives of business groups were on hand to say that the increase would cause undue harm to small businesses, especially retailers and restaurant owners. The committee did not vote on the proposal, though the panel could vote as early as Thu... Full story

  • For the Record, Jan. 21, 2015

    Updated Jan 21, 2015

    Havre Police Department After a caller at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday reported a small dog being on a short leash with no room to move around and no access to water, an officer took a dog to the city animal shelter. —— An officer investigated a no-injury crash betwen a Jeep Wrangler and a Ford pickup truck reported from 2nd Street at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday. —— After a caller reported a puppy being in a 3rd Avenue Casino at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday, an officer took the dog to the animal shelter. —— An officer investigated a report made at 6:53 p.... Full story

  • Obituary - Myrna Irene Toldness White

    Updated Jan 21, 2015

    Myrna Irene Toldness White, 70, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Jan. 5, 2015, in North Bend, Oregon. Memorial services were held Jan. 10, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in North Bend, Oregon. Myrna was born in Havre on June 23, 1944, to Robert H. and Mildred I. (Thompson) Toldness. Myrna grew up in Havre, graduated Havre High class of 1962 and attended her first two years of college at Northern. She then graduated from the University of Montana in 1966. Myrna's first... Full story

  • Obituary - Rita Ann Johnson

    Updated Jan 21, 2015

    Rita Ann Johnson, 95, of Kalispell passed away Jan. 19, 2015, in Kalispell. Services are pending for Rita at this time. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is caring for the Johnson family.... Full story

  • Frontier Conference Notebook: Skylights move up in NAIA Poll

    George Ferguson|Updated Jan 21, 2015

    Big games seem to be becoming old hat for the Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team. But that’s what happens when you play in a league like the Frontier Conference. And that’s what happens when you’re 19-1 and ranked inside the NAIA Top 10. In other words, that’s what happens when you’re as good as the Skylights are. And for the third week in a row, Northern will play a monumental Frontier Conference game — one that will have lasting effects on the Fronti...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Lucas Reed, Turner Basketball

    Chris Peterson|Updated Jan 21, 2015

    In the small town of Turner, there is not much in the way of sports. Turner has no football program or wrestling team, in the winter, it's just basketball. So in Turner, basketball isn't just a sport, it's a way of life. Every year, the Tornadoes take the court and while their glory days are long ago, the enthusiasm about Turner basketball never seems to waver as the fans of the Tornadoes are as loyal and passionate as ever. One player that feels the same as the fans do about... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Holden's Scotch Doubles tourney set for Sunday

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Jan 21, 2015

    The Junior/Adult League will be starting Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at Hi Line Lanes. Anyone interested in bowling in it should phone the lanes at 265-5885. Teams will consist of one junior bowler and one adult. This will be a short league, bowling only eight weeks. All results and the cost will be decided on the first night of bowling, so participants are asked to be there one-half hour early. Holden’s Hot Wheels Tournament is this Sunday. Shift times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Anyone can bowl in this Scotch Doubles Tournament. T...

  • Road to Billings: Ponies pin Rustlers

    Chris Peterson|Updated Jan 21, 2015

    For just the second time this season, the Havre High wrestling team got to compete in front of its hometown fans. And the fans that ended up attending the Blue Ponies' dual against CMR did not walk away disappointed. On senior night inside the HHS gymnasium Thursday night, Havre showed why it's been the top-ranked team in Class A all season long as the Ponies dismantled CMR by the final score of 42-16. It was an impressive follow-up performance to Havre's first-place finish... Full story

  • He knows what it takes

    George Ferguson|Updated Jan 21, 2015

    When Aaron Jensen stands on the wrestling mat inside the Havre High gymnasium, he feels what every member of the Blue Pony wrestling team feels. He feels what it’s like to be a part of one of the most dominant wrestling program’s in the state. Jensen knows that feeling because he was once a major cog in the Havre High wrestling machine, both as a grappler, and as an assistant coach. Tuesday night however, Jensen was coaching against that machine. The former Blue pony sta... Full story

  • Montana Grain Growers Association and Montana Grains Foundation offer scholarships

    Updated Jan 21, 2015

    Press release GREAT FALLS — The Montana Grain Growers Association and the Montana Grains Foundation will each offer two scholarships to be used for the 2015-2016 school year. MGGA will award two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing an agriculture-related degree at the college of their choice. Applicants or their parent, grandparent or legal guardian must be a current producer member of MGGA. MGF will award two $2,000 scholarships to Montana State University juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing agriculture d... Full story

  • Updated Jan 14, 2015