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Articles from the February 25, 2015 edition

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  • Students ask state legislators questions

    Tori Thomas|Updated Feb 26, 2015

    Leadership High School members discussed a variety of topics in a video conference with state legislators Monday at Hill County Electric's Hospitality Room west of Havre. Local legislators Sen. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, Rep. Stephanie Hess, R-Havre, and Rep. G. Bruce Meyers, R-Box Elder, who are all currently in session in Helena, were present at the conference. The main topics discussed were infrastructure and gun control on college campuses. Jacob Bachmeier, a member of...

  • Hansen for guns on campus bill

    John Kelleher|Updated Feb 25, 2015

    State Sen. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, defended her support of student possession of guns on campus. Hansen spoke during the weekly video conference between lawmakers in Helena and Havre residents. Hansen said the bill, approved by the state Senate and awaiting action in the House, would provide for limited possession of firearms on campus, but would not be unlimited. She said she wondered if banning guns would create "a safe zone or a zone where bad guys know nobody can shoot...

  • Quick Pick: Playing some college ball

    Updated Feb 25, 2015

  • McLean endorses Bullock's Medicaid expansion plan

    John Kelleher|Updated Feb 25, 2015

    Lt. Gov. Angela McLean gave a ringing endorsement of Gov. Steve Bullock's Medicaid expansion Tuesday night, bringing Democratic faithful to their feet several times. McLean spoke at the Havre Eagles Club. saying the proposal would provide quality health care to middle class families that couldn't afford it otherwise. Opposition, she said, is centered in out-of-state special interest groups funded by "dark money." Bullock's proposal would extend Medicaid benefits to people who...

  • BNSF to spend $124 million on Montana tracks

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Feb 25, 2015

    BNSF said Tuesday that it will be spending $124 million for rail maintenance and capacity improvement projects in Montana. “This year’s substantial investments in Montana are a clear reflection of how important our operations in the state are to our overall network and our unwavering commitment to always operating safely — for our people and the communities in which we operate,” Dan Frensen, BNSF general manager of operations for the Montana division, said in a press release. Matthew Jones, the regional director of public...

  • HPS Native American parent, guardian meeting

    Updated Feb 25, 2015

    Parents and guardians of Native American children in Havre Public Schools will meet today at Grateful Bread in the lower level of Atrium Mall from 5 to 7 p.m. for a soup and bread meal. Topics to be covered, during this HPS Indian Education Program-sponsored meeting, will include how to get involved in your child or children's schools, parent portal, activities for culture clubs, fundraising ideas and more. For more information, call 365-4356 or email [email protected]....

  • Few problems seen with urban chickens

    Clay Vincent|Updated Feb 25, 2015

    As the Hill County sanitarian and a lifelong pet owner, I would like to make my thoughts known on the issue of urban chickens. I have owned dogs or cats all of my life and only until recently did I lose my dog due to old age. Pets are a part of our family, and it bothers me to see many dogs or cats abandoned or running loose. I do not see a lot of individuals purchasing chickens as a pet, but more for eggs and meat. I have researched this idea of urban chickens and find that...

  • For the Record, Feb. 25, 2015

    Updated Feb 25, 2015

    Havre Fire Department The fire department received no calls Tuesday. The Havre Police and HIll County Sherf9ff’s office reported that they were not able to send call logs to the Havre Daily News this morning due to technical difficulties....

  • Agenda: Hill County Park Board

    Updated Feb 25, 2015

    Hill County Park Board meeting agenda, Timmons Room, Hill County Courthouse, Monday, March 2, 5:30 p.m. 1) Approval of Minutes: 2) Approval of Agenda 3) Guests and public comments on agenda items only 4) Old Business: #2 Reum Road; Kaluza Cabin Committee work session 5) New Business: HCCD: Weed Management Grant Plans/goals for the park 6) Cabin Owners Association report 7) Hill County Parks Foundation 8) Friends of Beaver Creek 9) Superintendent report 10) Claims: 11) Public Comment on anything pertaining to Hill County...

  • Skylights rise in NAIA Poll

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 25, 2015

    The Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team moved up one spot in the new NAIA Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. Northern is now ranked No. 10, and rose despite a road split with UM-Western and Westminster last week. Westminster is ranked No. 3, while Carroll College is ranked No. 21 and UGF No. 23. In the new NAIA Men’s Coaches Poll, UM-Western is ranked No. 11 and Lewis-Clark State is ranked No. 22. Frontier Women's Standings Conf. All W-L W-L Westminster 11-...

  • Bears aim to defend Northern C title

    Chris Peterson|Updated Feb 25, 2015

    For the Box Elder Bears, winning the District 9C championship for the third consecutive year was just the first step in the long process of repeating at Class C boys basketball state champions. This week, the Bears will take the next step on that long journey as they will take part in the Northern C divisional tournament, which starts in Great Falls today inside the Four Seasons Arena. However, the Bears (20-1) were not the only team from the 9C to qualify as Chinook and...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Lane Seymour, Chinook Basketball

    Chris Peterson|Updated Feb 25, 2015

    When it comes to multiple-sport high school athletes along the Hi-Line over the past few years, few have been better than Chinook's Lane Seymour. Seymour, who is a senior this year for the Sugarbeeters is among the rarest of breeds, a three-star athlete. And while many athletes play multiple sports, few do it better than Seymour, who has helped guide Chinook to numerous team achievements in golf, football and basketball, while racking up an incredible number of awards and post...

  • Updated Feb 19, 2015