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 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 24, 2017

SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army, founded in 1865 in London by a Methodist preacher named William Booth, has since spread to 127 countries, with 7,551 centers in communities across the U.S., including one in...

 

An Armory Weekend Special: Lights battle Western and Rocky in key clashes

The Montana State University-Northern Lights are putting together a very special season. And on one special weekend, the Lights are hoping to take things even further. Northern (9-7, 20-8) comes home...

 

An Armory Weekend Special: Skylights aim for a fight wth Dawgs, Bears

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights responded to their first back-to-back losses like great teams do — by coming right back and winning. Now, the No. 15 Skylights (10-6, 20-7) are...

 

Bears fight Belt to the end

GREAT FALLS — In two championship games a season ago, the Belt Huskies pretty much ran over the Box Elder girls. In the Northern C semifinals Thursday night inside the Four Seasons Arena, the story...

 

Chinook, HLP reach Northern C semifinals in thrilling fashion

GREAT FALLS — As the third-place team from the District 9C, few expected the Chinook Sugarbeeters to make a run in the Northern C Divisional tournament, but thanks to clutch play late in games, the...

 

George Ferguson Column: We love our high school hoops the way it is

As a journalist, I will never, ever step on the Constitution of the United States. Freedom of speech, no matter what stupid things come out of people's mouths, sometimes is a right in this country,...

 

Community invited to 'Diverse Northern'

Havre Daily News staff Montana State University-Northern has invited people from the university and the regional community to participate as guests in the radio program “Diverse Northern.” The show “represents yet another window of opportunity...

 

Father and son helping bring family and joy to the HLP community

GREAT FALLS - It has been 10 years since the Hays-Lodge Pole boys basketball team won the Class C state championship. In fact, it's been 10 years since the Thunderbirds have made it to state, but that...

 

Senior Center News, Feb. 24, 2017

North Central Senior Citizens Center, Feb. 27 to March 3 Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; exercise class rom 10 to 11 a. m. Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bingo at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m....

 

January Rocky Boy Students of the Month

January Rocky Boy Senior High School Students of the Month Samwala Windyboy, a freshman at Rocky Boy Jr./Sr. High School is a January Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Tiger Denny. Her teachers say Sam is kind, courteous and respectful in...

 

Out Our Way:

Mark 11:27-33 Out our way, it can be a bit “hairy” crossing streams in the spring as the ice melts. The bridge out at the Lion’s Campground in Beaver Creek Park was wiped out a few years ago and Goliath and I had to wade across the stream. It...

 

Pastor's Corner: Finding hope and peace in mourning

“In the world you shall have tribulation,” Jesus said. More than 2,000 years later, we look around at our world and think, “He got that right!” In fact, we need look no further than our own backyard. Right now, for example, I can think of at...

 

Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, little children love sitting on Mommy’s or Daddy’s lap and listening to them read a story. Little ones are examining every picture; they wait eagerly to hear what is on the next page. Perchance Mommy misses a word or two, don’t...

 

Obituary: Michael Douglas Golden

Michael Douglas Golden of Havre, 43, joined his father and grandfather in his eternal heavenly home Feb. 18, 2017, in Columbia Falls, Montana. Michael was born Dec. 18, 1973 to Joyce and Douglas Golde...

 

Obituary: Walter John Hinebauch Jr.

Walter John Hinebauch Jr. went to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Although he had been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis his passing was sudden. Walter was a devoted hus...

 

Obituary: Brandan Lee Haas

Brandan Lee Haas of Havre, 44, passed away Feb. 21, 2017, at his home due to natural causes. A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Holland and Bonine Funeral Home....

 

Agendas: Feb. 24, 2017

Monday 8 a.m. — Center for Metal Health Board Meeting   3 p.m. — UDB Board Meeting Tuesday 9 a.m. — Payroll Approval 10 a.m. — Road Meeting –Hanson 12 p.m. — Legislative Call-In 1:30 p.m. — Claims Approval Wednesday 10 a.m. ...

 

For the Record, Feb. 24, 2017

Havre Police Department Kyle Webster Brockie of Havre, 33, was arrested on charges of criminal contempt and revocation of suspended or deferred sentence related to a 24/7 Sobriety Program violation Thursday at 7:17 a.m. at the police department....

 

Our View:

One week after Rep. Jeff Essman, R-Billings, the state Republican Party chair, apologized to  Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, for official GOP Facebook and Twitter posts insulting the freshman legislator, Essmann now has irritated some officials...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    February 24, 2017

Care and feeding of a feral cat

I didn’t realize before now that I had preconceived notions about how a quarter-feral cat would behave, but I see, now, that I did, and that image did not include him being a demanding prima donna. The survival neurosis I get. Hyper-aware of his su...

 

Separate but equal might be OK in Indiana, not in Montana basketball

Editor, It’s ironic that Cat Country KCTR 102.9 radio announcer Paul Mushaben opened his February 2I, 2017, post with the statement that...” It’s always the kids that suffer...” His comments about separate tournaments for Native Americans is...

 

Thanks to 9C tournament volunteers

Editor, The Athletic Committee of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Havre High School and District 9C would like to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to the 60 plus volunteers who worked the Boys and Girls District...

 

9C - uniquely charming

The Hi-Line has done it again. I am smitten. Some more. I’ve savored the charms of sparsely populated, quiet, no traffic, low crime Montana for more than a year now since my cross-country move. But one thing I never thought would give me warm...

 

Celebrating History: Dealing with sanitation

By Emily Mayer One of the unseemly facts about living 100 years ago was the lack of sanitation. It was not uncommon for communities to have piles of garbage in back yards, and water and wastewater treatment plants were in their infancy in the early...

 

Local News - Feb. 24, 2017

Northern Ambassadors holding food drive at weekend games Havre Daily News staff Montana State University-Northern’s Ambassadors are helping people see some basketball and helping out the Havre Food Bank at the same time. People who bring a can of...

 

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