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Articles from the February 27, 2015 edition

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  • Drug/DUI courts celebrate graduates

    Tori Thomas|Updated Mar 17, 2015

    The Hill County DUI/Drug courts graduated five people Thursday at the Hill County Courthouse. After the ceremony, the graduates and their supporters gathered for cake, brownies and punch. Audrey Barger, Hill County justice of the peace, said the program is intensive and that the graduates had to follow all of her court orders and participate in their required counseling, among other things. "It's so great to just watch them recover and learn how to maintain their sobriety and... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor: Volunteers worked hard for 9C tourney

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Editor: Communities that do things together are stronger. This past weekend was a true testament to this thought, as many worked together to make the 9C tournament a huge success. The Athletic Committee of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Havre High School and District 9C, would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the 60-plus volunteers who worked the recent Boys and Girls District Basketball Tournament at Havre High School, Feb. 18-21. The Chamber’s Athletic Committee and Chamber staff secured v...

  • Obituary - Laura M. Palm

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Laura M. Palm, 104, a retired school teacher, died peacefully at the Sweet Nursing Home in Chinook on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Her funeral will be Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Chinook Presbyterian Church with burial in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery. A reception at the Senior Citizens Center will follow. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. Condolences may be left for the family at Born Sept. 14, 1910,... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor: A lot of people, groups help Boy Scouts

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Editor: There have been many individuals, families, businesses, organizations and other groups in and Havre and along the Hi-Line that have been very supportive of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and we would like to take this time to say "Thank You" on behalf of Boy Scout Troop 1438. First off, we would like to thank First Lutheran Church which has continued year after year to be our chartered organization, allowing us to be a part of the annual Lutefisk and Swedish Meatball Dinner and allowing us to use the facility for our... Full story

  • From the North 40: It's the sounds of morning

    Pam Burke|Updated Feb 27, 2015

    I think that because my typical day starts before most people’s does, before the noise of civilization in motion, it’s the sounds of morning that captivate me most. I am used to the beloved sounds of home, which, on a Friday in February, start around 4 a.m. There's the squeak and groan of our home's old floorboards, the quiet padding of dog feet, horses nickering in anticipation of food, the cat's faint “mroww, mroww, mroww” growing steadily louder as he announces his approac... Full story

  • Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Laurel — Jack Johnsrud won the 49th annual Hill County Spelling Bee this week. Havre Middle School should be proud. They say that spelling is out of date with all the spell-check equipment we have these days. That’s not true, and Jack has proven that to be the case. Dart — Montana House Democrats always say they are the party of transparency, and they have a record to prove it. But they didn’t live up to their reputation this week. Unanimously they voted against legislation offered by Rep. G. Bruce Meyers, R-Box Elder, to hav... Full story

  • Agenda: Hill County Commission

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Hill County Commission Agenda, March 2-6 Monday 5:30 p.m.: Park Board Tuesday 10 a.m. Road Meeting — Jerry Otto Noon: Legislative call — Robins School Wednesday 11 a.m.: Bear Paw Development Corp. – Grant Review 2 p.m.: FEMA conference call Thursday 10 a.m. Business Meeting: Claims; Employment; Public Comment Friday Office hours... Full story

  • For the Record, Feb. 27, 2015

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Havre Police Department HPD did not send in a police log by printing deadline this morning. Hill County Sheriff’s Office Deputies investigated a 4:40 p.m. Tuesday report from Box Elder about a Chevrolet pickup that had been parked by the road for several days while people have been driving by and breaking the windows on it, getting glass all over the road. Havre Fire Department Emergency medical personnel responded to two calls Thursday... Full story

  • Agenda: Havre City Council

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Havre City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall. The agenda: Pledge of Allegiance Roll call Minutes Committee reports Public comments on agenda items: For Items not on this agenda, public comment will be taken at the end of the agenda. Comments offered here are limited to one minute. Regular agenda: 1. Bear Paw Development — Waterwater Treatment Plant update, draw down requests. 2. Consideration to place mil levy on ballot for street and sidewalk improvements. 3. Havre Trails presentation, grant request. 4. A... Full story

  • Memorial notice: Laura "Lolly" Rathbone

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Laura “Lolly” Rathbone passed away Dec. 22, 2014. Please join us for her memorial service at 2 p.m. this Sunday, March 1st at the First Presbyterian Church, 701 4th Avenue in Havre... Full story

  • Local Bowling Report: Ryan Mapes bowls his third career 300-game

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Feb 27, 2015

    After a weekend of fierce bowling, the first ever Havre U.S.B.C. tournament is over. This was the first tournament where men and women competed against each other. Here are the “unofficial results.” The Team Event was won by Shamrock’s with a score of 2,504. Members were Doris Howard, Suoener Springer, Modesty Cavin and Julie Rodgers. Second place in team was Budlight with 2,492, and third was the 4 Goofs with 2,486. In doubles, first was Ryan Mapes and Corey Winson 1,467; second was Julile Rodgers and Modesty Cavin 1,394; th...

  • Glacier closes the regular season

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Two games is all that stand between the Glacier Nationals and the completion of their first NAHL3 hockey season in Havre. And the Nationals would love nothing more than to go out with a couple of wins. Tonight, Glacier will play its final road game of the season when the Nationals visit the Great Falls Americans at 7:30 p.m. in Great Falls. Then, Saturday night, the Nationals will close out the 2014-15 season with a game against the Billings Bulls at the Havre Ice Dome. Both...

  • T-Birds reach Northern C semis

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Fans of District 9C basketball may have still been a little in shock due to the fact that the Box Elder Bears were upset in the quarterfinals of the Northern C Divisional tournament Wednesday night. But, when the boys tourney resumed Thursday morning, the Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds gave 9C fans something to smile about. Playing in their first Northern C game in five years, the T-Birds pulled off a 59-57 win over District 10C runner-up Thursday in the Northern C quarterfinals... Full story

  • Skylights play UGF on emotional senior night

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Whether a basketball team is graduating one or 10 players, there’s always a finality about senior night. It’s always an emotional and heartfelt night, where the kids who have given so much to their respective team and school are honored. And when the seniors on the Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team are honored Saturday inside the Armory Gymnasium, it will be all of those things mentioned above. However, one good thing about this senior night will be it... Full story

  • Box Elder, Chinook girls still going

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 27, 2015

    For two District 9C girls basketball teams, the rest of the Northern C tournament will be about staying alive. For another, Thursday marked the end of the road. On another busy day at the Northern C girls tournament in Great Falls, the Chinook Sugarbeeters lived to fight another day, while the Box Elder Bears will now look to do the same. However, the 9C champion Fort Benton-Geraldine Longhorns saw their season come to a halt after two loser-out games. For the Bears, who made...

  • Hi-Line Living: Havre Wrestling Club

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Feb 27, 2015

    In the newly opened wrestling facilities at Havre High School, children were enjoying their first week of practices away from the old Mat Corner. Young children starting at age 5 were running through exercises and wrestling techniques during Wrestling Club practice Tuesday. Coaches and parent volunteers worked with them, going through exercises and relays. Head coach Tyrel Stygles has been with the club for four years but has been wrestling since he was 5. "The kids learn a... Full story

  • Library News and Views

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    By Rachel Rawn Havre-Hill County Library Director If it’s been a while since you’ve checked our website,, now is a great time to do so. While we have many wonderful books available at the Havre-Hill County Library, we also have some great online services that can be helpful in so many ways. These are all completely free to use, all you need is a Havre-Hill County Library card. First, we have online motor manuals. These are great because they are updated regularly. We have two subscriptions, one is Chi... Full story

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Chapel 100 years ago

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    By Keith J. Doll Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission A July 4, 1902, document in the Hill County Clerk and Recorder's Office reads that the trustees of the Epsicopalian Diocese of Montana bought two lots here in Havre to build a church. Friday evening, Sept. 10, 1909, the ground was broken on the lots to build a church. As stated in the Plaindealer, the local paper, on Sept. 11, 1909, the basement of the building was to be a chapel, lecture and Sunday school... Full story

  • Senior Center News for March 2-6

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    North Central Senior Center, March 2-6 Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Except for medical people have to call in early to make arrangements. Tax preparation 8:30-11 a.m. Painting at 1 p.m. Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Except for medical people have to call in early to make arrangements. Tax preparation 8:30-11 a.m. Bingo at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Except for medical people have to call in early to make arrangements. TOPS at 8 a.m. Cards at 1 p.m. Thursday — Tr...

  • Sheets-Opp engagement

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Ernie Sheets and Jessica (Gaskill) Opp are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Jessica is employed with Dr. Forte-Pathroff in Bismarck, North Dakota. Ernie is employed with Delabarre Trucking in Bismarck, North Dakota. The couple is planning a June 20, 2015, wedding.... Full story

  • Yellowstone Public Radio highlights, March 1-7

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    This week on Yellowstone Public Radio, March 1-7 : Sunday —7 p.m.: The Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus perform Mussorgsky’s Kovanshchina on “World of Opera.” Monday —2 p.m.: Renowned lyricists and songwriters Marilyn and Alan Bergman collaborate with Marian McPartland on some of their Oscar, Grammy & Emmy award winning songs on “Piano Jazz.” Tuesday —7 p.m.: Author Frances Moore Lappe draws connections between foods we eat, the earth on which they’re grown and the hundreds-of-millions hungry people on “Humankind.” W... Full story

  • Streeper art displayed

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    The watercolors of Ginnie Streeper will be on display throughout March and April at Bear Paw Credit Union....

  • Out Our Way: If it's wearing the brand ...

    Updated Feb 27, 2015

    "See, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?" - Acts 8:36 Out our way various ranchers raise different breeds of cattle. You'll see black Angus, red Angus, white Charolais, an occasional Hereford and some that are mix of several breeds. The type of cow doesn't really matter, but rather whom it belongs to. Now, Charlie and I were out riding fence for a local rancher who ran mostly red Angus. When we spotted a black cow in the midst we went to investigate. Sur...

  • Lights brace for huge battle with Argos

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 27, 2015

    The Montana State University-Northern men’s basketball team never has a problem getting up to play the University of Great Falls Argos. After all, it’s as intense a rivalry as there is in the Frontier Conference. But when you add to the rivalry by throwing in senior night at the Armory Gymnasium, and the fact that both teams are playing for their Frontier playoff lives, the game then takes on a whole new meaning. And that’s exactly what will happen when the Lights (6-7, 17-12... Full story


    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 27, 2015

    Every fall, across America, 18-year-olds step foot on college campuses for the first time. Most of them have no idea what's in store for them, and most of them have no idea what life will be like five years later. And while that may have also been the case for Montana State University-Northern star basketball player Taylor Cummings when she arrived at Northern from Belt five years ago, the difference was, she knew exactly where she wanted to be five years down the road. She... Full story

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