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Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition


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  • Quick pics: Shining on Fifth Avenue

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

  • Lebowski Fest set for Saturday

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    Saturday evening at Harvest Moon Lanes, KNMC will be holding Lebowski Fest, a celebration of the classic movie “The Big Lebowski” and a fundraiser to help local musicians replace equipment they lost in a series of burglaries last year. “This aggression will not stand, man,” a press release for the event said, quoting the film. Dave Martens, the event’s primary organizer, said he’d always thought Havre should have a Lebowski Fest, as so many towns across the U.S. do, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to do that, an...

  • Milk River Gobblers Banquet Saturday

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    The 5th Annual Milk River Gobblers Banquet is set for Saturday at the Havre Eagles Club, with dinner, raffles and games, all to help fund the Gobblers’ upcoming year of activities. Organizer Jeff Dibblee said all the money they raise will stay in the community and help fund things like scholarships for young hunters. This year’s banquet, Dibblee said, will look a lot like last year’s, with 150 seats available, including some tickets available at the door. He said they will have a chef from Conrad preparing the prime rib t...

  • First Lutheran hosts annual Swedish Meatball and Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner

    Christy Bambrough|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    The 90th Annual Norwegian Lutefisk and Swedish Meatball Dinner will take place at First Lutheran Church Saturday, Feb. 3, from noon to 5 p.m. The dinner for this event consists of fresh homemade coleslaw, fresh homemade cranberry sauce, Swedish meatballs and gravy, boiled potatoes, lutefisk, lefse and dinner rolls. The dinner will take place in the Fellowship Hall with the help of a large number of volunteers, volunteer Sue Ost said "The dinner itself is an experience," Ost...

  • Library holding handmade bookbinding class

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    Press release Havre-Hill County Library will hold a Handmade Bookbinding Class the last Friday of the month at noon starting in February. Barb Zuck and Amy Smith will be teaching a class on stab binding handmade books and journals. This class welcomes everyone regardless of skill level. People will get to learn different techniques and express their creativity. All materials will be provided. The class is free and open to the public. Class space is limited, so people are asked call 406-265-2123 or visit the library at 402...

  • From the Courts - District Court: Man sent to prison for meth, fentanyl trafficking in Havre, Billings

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana GREAT FALLS — A Minnesota man convicted by a federal jury for trafficking methamphetamine and fentanyl in Havre and Billings in 2021 was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said. After a 2 ½ day trial in September 2023, a jury found Rembrandt Carlos Kemp of Fridley, Minnesota, 33, guilty of conspiracy to distribute or possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession with...

  • VA sets outreach schedule in region

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    Press release Veteran Service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. Anyone interested in applying for benefits, needs to bring a copy of their discharge paperwork, DD214, with them to any of the following scheduled visit times. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 • Browning, 1-4 p.m., Blackfeet Veteran Center. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 • Cut Bank, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Glacier County Courthouse Annex, Room 19. • Shelby, 12:30...

  • For the Record, Jan. 1, 2024

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    Havre Police Department A caller at a First Street business reported a past burglary Wednesday at 5:01 p.m. -- Orchid Lerae Adrianna Davis of Havre, 33, was arrested on charges of vandalism, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer or other public servant, two counts, and on five Justice or City court warrants after a caller at a First Street business reported a trespasser at 5:29 p.m. Wednesday. -- Tessa Shayne Bigknife of Havre, 22, was arrested on four Justice or...

  • Obituary - Marlene Doney (Dennis)

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    Marlene Doney (Dennis), 92, passed away January 24, 2024 at Northern Montana Hospital after a short illness. The family will hold a celebration of life in the spring, as Marlene wanted her ashes spread at her family’s homestead.... Full story

  • Northern hoops returns home tonight

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    February is here, which means it's the stretch run for the Montana State University-Northern basketball teams. And tonight, the Lights and Skylights have big games in the Armory Gymnasium as they welcome Rocky Mountain College. The Northern women are fresh off a huge home win against Montana Western last Saturday, which moved head coach Chris Mouat's team to 4-3 in the Frontier Conference, and a tie for third place. Led by a surging Shyan Krass, and stalwarts like Ryley Kehr...

  • Havre wrestling set for Divisionals

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    The postseason is finally here for the Havre High wrestling teams as they head to Hardin for the Eastern A Divisional Tournament this weekend. With spots in the state tournament on the line, the Blue Ponies will be looking to wrestle well in order to continue their seasons. At this weekend’s divisional meet, the Ponies will wrestle against schools such as Billings Central, Miles City, Glendive, East Helena, Lewistown, Hardin, Laurel, Lockwood, Livingston, Sidney and Three Forks. Miles City will be looking to repeat as d...

  • Northern B-C wrestling is loaded

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    The high school wrestling postseason is here, and for many area teams, they’ll be headed to Wolf Point for the Northern B-C Divisional Tournament. And the divisional will be one of the toughest in years for teams like Chinook, Harlem, and others on the Hi-Line. The divisional tourney will feature the top-ranked team in Class B in Huntley-Project and the top-ranked team in Class C in Forsyth. Adding to the tough field is Class B powerhouses like Malta and Glasgow, as well as a...

  • Beaudry promoted to loan assistant supervisor at Independence Bank

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    Press release Independence Bank recently promoted Justine Beaudry to the position of Loan Assistant Supervisor. In this role, Beaudry provides leadership and guidance to the loan assistant staff across all Independence Bank branches. "Justine has worked hard to provide guidance and expertise to our lending staff, "Independence Bank Havre Branch President Karene Faber said. "We are confident that she will continue to promote excellent service for our lending customers."...