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Articles from the February 29, 2024 edition


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  • Obituary - Cora Lynn Sutherland

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Cora Lynn Sutherland, 55, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Hospital on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Wake services will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024, and will continue until her traditional funeral service, which will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, all at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Box Elder. Burial will follow in the Sutherland Family Cemetery.... Full story

  • Free tax help available at HRDC March 6

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    The District 4 Human Resources Development Council will be assisting local taxpayers prepare documents and file again this year, with the help of Rural Dynamics and Great Falls-based non-profit Tax Help Montana, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. HRDC District 4 Executive Director Carilla French said the service, which is free for any taxpayer making $64,000 a year or less and everyone 60 or older regardless of income level, is vital to the community and their mission of helping low-income individuals and families achieve self-su...

  • Rosendale running for reelection

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    AMY BETH HANSON and MATTHEW BROWN The Associated Press HELENA - Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale announced Wednesday that he will seek reelection to his U.S. House seat representing eastern Montana, after he abandoned a short-lived Senate campaign under pressure from party leaders. Rosendale, a hardline conservative, bucked Republican Senate leaders earlier this month by briefly seeking the GOP nomination to run for the Senate seat held by three-term incumbent Democrat Jon...

  • Career fair hosted at North Star High School

    Christy Bambrough|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Multiple businesses from the region participated at the North Star High School career fair Wednesday afternoon, with students from multiple schools attending. The fair was set up in the high school's gymnasium in Rudyard, and was organized by North Star students Quinn Trueax and Ecko Fraser. "Pretty much, it's a vendor show but with jobs," Trueax told Havre Daily News before the show. "We want students to know that there are more careers than just farming." Business set-up...

  • Notices - Davey School sets board meetings for Monday

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Press release Davey School’s regular and quarterly safety board meetings will be Monday, March 4, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. in the school.... Full story

  • Pie makers invited to compete during Montana Seed Show

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Press release Pie bakers — both men and women — should start looking for their favorite pie recipes. The Montana Seed Show is fast approaching, and one of the most popular events is the pie-baking contest. Entries will be taken Friday, March 8, between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. in the big gymnasium at Harlem High School. Categories are adult double crust, youth double crust and dessert/cream pie, which is open to all ages. Prizes for adult double-crust pies are $400 for first, $300 for second, $200 for third and $100 for fourth. You...

  • For the Record, Feb. 29, 2024

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Havre Police Department A Seventh Street caller reported Wednesday at 8:05 a.m. that the back window of their vehicle had been broken out. -- Officers provided a funeral escort Wednesday at 11:33 a.m. -- Acoya Nathan Gopher of Box Elder, 26, was arrested on a trespass to property charge after three trespassers were reported at a First Street business at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday. -- A Fourth Avenue caller asked Wednesday at 1:29 p.m. for animal control to pick up a stray puppy. --...

  • Six Lights battle for NAIA gold

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    It's been a season unlike any in recent memory for the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team. Injuries, illness, travel snafus and more really hampered Northern's progress in the second half of the 2023-24 season. Now though, all that is behind the Lights and head coach Tyson Thivierge. Instead, six Lights will make a push for national championship glory this weekend, as the season starts all over with the NAIA Wrestling Championships in Wichita, Kansas. Northern...

  • Chinook heads to divisionals

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    After taking last week off, the Chinook girls basketball team will return to action this weekend with the Northern B Divisional Tournament in Conrad. As the Sugarbeeters look to qualify for the Class B State Tournament, they will need to go on a deep run this week. The Sugarbeeters will start the tournament today at 6 p.m. with a game against Fairview. The Warriors enter the tournament with an overall record of 9-13 and are coming off a third-place finish in the District 2B...

  • Breding promoted to Loan Officer at Independence Bank

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Press release Alec Breding recently was promoted by Independence Bank to ag/commercial loan officer. Breding came to the bank in January of 2022 as a part-time credit analyst while finishing his last semester at Montana State University-Northern and was promoted to ag/commercial lender in 2023. Since then, he has been serving ag/commercial lending customers on the region. "We are very pleased to announce Alec's position as loan officer," Independence Bank Senior Loan Officer M...