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  • Two shot to death in Box Elder

    Updated Mar 29, 2024

    Darin Bernard Caplette, 41, and Thomas Roderick Yallup, 42, died after being shot early Thursday morning while they were at the gas pumps at D&L Bar in Box Elder, Hill County Sheriff Jamie Ross said in a press release Thursday afternoon. Deputies were dispatched to the scene after the sheriff's office received a call at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday reporting shots had been fired. The first deputies on the scene discovered two men had been shot at the pumps, the release said. Both... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly calendar and business meeting agenda

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Monday 9:30 a.m. — Clerk and Recorder meeting regarding cancellation of fire district elections in the Commission Office 10 a.m. — Meeting in the Commission Office with Hill County Conservation District Administrator Emma Korntheuer regarding water shed 11 a.m. — Meeting with Susan Bender at North Central Senior Center regarding Council on Aging board 1:30 p.m. — Weekly building manager meeting in the Commission Office 2:30 p.m. — Monthly commissioner staff meeting in the Commission Office 5:30 p.m. — Hill County Park Board... Full story

  • Agenda - Havre City Council

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Havre City Council will meet Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The meeting agenda is: Call to order Pledge of Allegiance Roll call Minutes Committee reports Public comment on agenda items one through eight. For items not on this agenda, public comment will be taken at the end of the agenda. Comments here are limited to one minute. Regular agenda — 1. Resolution 3898 — A Resolution Amending The Budget In The Historical Preservation Fund (2935) of The City of Havre, Montana. 2. Resolution 3899 — A Resolution Amend... Full story

  • Agenda - Davey School District #12

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    The Davey School District will hold its regular and quarterly safety board meetings Monday, March 4, 2024, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the school The meeting agenda is: I. Call to order II. Minutes III. Recognition of visitors IV. Public vomment V. Accounts payables VI. Financial statements A. Revenue and expenditures B. Investment VI. Old business — discussion/action Storage addition Election update Recommended policy updates: Board of Trustees 1240; Student Discipline 3310P2 & Personnel 5231: Second Reading Required updates t... Full story

  • Feral swine seminar set in Havre for Tuesday

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Mar 1, 2024

    At the 4-H Chuckwagon Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Havre a seminar will be held on feral swine and their negative environmental impacts as the populations continue to expand in Canada and threaten to eventually move into the northern tier of Montana. The event, part of a tour put on by Montana State University Extension, the Montana Department of Livestock, the USDA Wildlife Service and the Montana Invasive Species Council, will also be in Chinook at 3 p.m. in the Chinook Senior Center, 324 Pennsylvania St., that same day. MSU Hill...

  • Workplace generation dynamics discussed at Bear Paw Development meeting

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Bear Paw Development Corp. held its annual meeting Thursday, providing an update on the last year of the organization's local impact, as well as a presentation on the changing generational dynamics of the modern workplace. Bear Paw Development Executive Director Paul Tuss said this is the 55th year of the organization's operation and they worked on a lot of projects in 2023, bringing in $16.5 million of outside funding into the community. Tuss, who also is a state legislator...

  • Tester talks government shutdown, beef imports, foreign aid

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Sen. Jon Tester discussed a number of ongoing issues in the Senate during a rural press call Thursday, including beef imports, fentanyl, foreign aid and the possibility of a government shutdown on the horizon. Thursday afternoon the Senate passed a short-term bill to prevent the shutdown but conflicts over funding persist between Democrats and Republicans as the fight continues to prevent a long-term funding bill for the government. Thursday morning Tester said a shutdown would hurt everyone, lower national security and...

  • Celebrating History: Basketball tournament was big news

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    By Emily Mayer The big news this week 100 years ago was the end of the boys’ basketball tournament, with Big Sandy bringing home the first place prize. Great Falls took second place, Harlem third, Havre fourth, Choteau fifth, Fort Benton sixth, Fort Shaw seventh, and finally Valier in eighth place. These tournaments were heavily attended in Havre, and our hospitality toward visiting teams and their fans was front and center. Our businessmen went all out hosting meals, making sure players had a place to stay, and overall a...

  • Thanks for nine decades of Scouting in the area

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    With February and Scout anniversary month coming to an end it is always a good time to step back and see where we have come from and to appreciate the journey that the Boy Scouts of American has taken. It was 114 years ago that the Boy Scout movement officially began at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1910. This is exact date time that the Boy Scouts of America became incorporated. There have been Boy Scouts of America units in Havre and along the Hi-Line for more than 90 years. That cannot happen without the past and continued...

  • Obituary - Susan (McCarvel) (Dion) Landsverk

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    It is with a heavy heart that we share our loss of our loved one and dear friend Susan (Dion) (Landsverk) McCarvel. A loving wife, stepmother, sister, aunt has passed away February 7th, 2024. Susan was born in Havre, January 3rd, 1951, to Winifred and Bernard Landsverk. Bernard, her father, passed away in Susan's early childhood. Susan felt the loss of her father every day. Her mother, Winnie, later married Pete Dion Sr., a farmer who had four young boys, Ira, Pete, Fred, Bob.... Full story

  • Looking out my Backdoor: Miles to go before we plant

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Mar 1, 2024

    It is interesting to contemplate that a mere 2-month-old baby has accumulated more frequent flier miles than I have in the past five years. The comparison is easy. My mileage is zero. More astounding is that little Marley’s flights cost more than the sum total of all my flights, domestic and foreign, inclusive of but not exclusively: multiple domestic flights, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, China, Japan and India. Who could have imagined this farm girl could have visited so many f...

  • Obituary - Cora Lynn Sutherland

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

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

  • Obituary - Gary Cleavenger

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Gary Cleavenger, 68, passed away due to natural causes Friday, March 1, 2024, at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls. A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, with his funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m., at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.... Full story

  • Briefs - Infant, toddler and childhood screenings and school registration events

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    HDN staff Sign-up is now open for the 2024 Infant/Toddler Screening and Childhood Screening and/or School Registration which will be held April 2-4 at Van Orsdel United Methodist Church, 410 Fifth Ave. Infant/Toddler Screening, for children ages newborn to 3 years old, will be scheduled for April 2, with appointments being set in time slots before and after lunch, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Childhood Screening and/or School Registration, for children 3-5 years old, will be scheduled April 3-4, with appointments running 8:30...

  • Briefs - Veterans Affairs service officers conducting outreach

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Press release Veteran Service officers for Montana Veteran Affairs Division will be in the following places at the scheduled times Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Browning, 1-4 p.m., Blackfeet Veteran Center Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Cut Bank, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Glacier County Courthouse Annex, Room 19 Shelby, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Shelby Court House, Lower Level Tuesday, March12, 2024 Glasgow, 1-4 p.m., Glasgow VA Clinic Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Malta, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Malta City Hall Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Browning, 1-4 p.m. Blackfeet...

  • Agenda - Hill County Park Board

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Hill County Park Board will meet Monday, March 4, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hill County Courthouse Timmons Room The meeting agenda is: 1). Minutes approval February January 2). Approval of agendas March Agenda February 3) Guests and public comments on agenda items only/Agenda requests for next meeting. Limited to one minute 4) Cabin Business 5) Old Business Lodge (February) Finance and Rules Committee draft/composition (February) Hill County Conservation District Administrator Emma-Korntheuer — Renewable Resource Grant Waters... Full story

  • Out Our Way: The Watcher

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Psalm 121:1 - My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Indeed, He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. Out our way, you can learn a lot from watching cattle. Now that calving season is here, watching mama and baby bond is a marvel that most humans share in the delivery room at the hospital. There is a reason David, a shepherd, wrote so many of the Psalms. I never worked sheep, but I gather that while very different critters, they do share...

  • Pastor's Corner: Zeal for your house will consume me

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    The readings for tis Sunday, March 2, are from Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 and the Gospel is from John 2: 13 -15. In preparing for this article as well as preparing a homily for the weekend I came across the commentary shown below. The author of the commentary is St. Augustine one of the greatest theologians of the Christian Church. As I read through it, I was blessed by how well it broke open the Gospel reading from John noted above. So, I thought I would share it...

  • Grief Poem - Heartaches and Fog

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Weather turned cold, but - warm or cold, some loved ones flew above. Be old or young, lived near or far 'they' flew to God, with love. We miss dear ones most every day, sunshine or fog or breeze! They're missed a lot, our weather's COLD - glad they're not here to freeze! A granny 'left' - she lived down south; she been an awesome cook! She' traveled' some, did lots of things and once had lived in Chinook! 'Kim's' auntie passed three weeks ago - and Fog was all around! She...

  • Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    You know, Lord, awaking to snow sometimes reminds us of thinking back, a long time ago, when we were kids and lived on the farm. When we woke, we'd peek out the window and when we saw a fluffy white blanket covering our farm, it was like an unbroken expanse of snow - so beautiful, untouched, pure and white. As we got ready for the day to do our chores, birds flocked to the feeders, gathered beneath to look for dropped morsels, kitty cats wandered around, adding their tracks....

  • Northern hoops season ends at Frontier tourney

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Both Montana State University-Northern basketball teams saw their seasons come to an end in the first round of the Frontier Conference Tournament in Great Falls. Thursday afternoon, the Skylights fell to Rocky Mountain College 86-81 in the first round of the Frontier women's tournament at the Four Seasons Arena. After a good first half, the Skylights were winning 39-36 at intermission. However, Rocky outscored the Skylights 50-42 the rest of the way, overtaking Northern late i...

  • Lights announce 2024 football schedule

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 1, 2024

    The Montana State University-Northern football team willl have a familiar schedule in 2024, though games will be flipped some. The Frontier Conference announced its football slate recently, where 2024 will be the final season before Dickinson State rejoins the league, so this fall, there will still be eight conference games, with several teams stilll playing each other twice. Before Northern gets to its league slate, head coach Jerome Souers' team will open the new year at...

  • Senior Center News, March 1, 2024

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    North Central Senior Center March 4-8 Menu Monday, March 4 — Pancakes, links, fruit, dessert Tuesday, March 5 — Hot hamburgers, mashed potatoes with gravy, veggies, dessert Wednesday. March 6 — Spaghetti, garlic bread, veggies, dessert Thursday, March 7 — Macaroni and cheese, ham bake, veggies, dessert Friday, March 8 — Soup, chef’s choice, dessert News from our gift shop: Spring is just around the corner. New items will be added often. Easter items are available new this week. Picture frames, yes we have some. The ice will b...

  • HMS lists January students of the month

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    Press release Abigail Malley is Havre Middle School's January Sixth Grade Student of the Month Abby is the daughter of Jeremy and Leeann Malley. She has two brothers, Henry and Sam Malley. Abby plays in the middle school band and is a member of Student Council. Outside of school, she loves to dance and is active in the Girl Scouts. In her free time, Abby enjoys creating art and spending time outdoors with friends and family. At school, Abby is a responsible student with a...

  • Senior Center News - Rudyard, Gildford senior center menus

    Updated Mar 1, 2024

    The Hill County Council on Aging menus listed for the Rudyard, 406-355-4240, and Gildford, 406-376-3170, senior centers has been released, with no meals Tuesdays. The menus planned for next week are: Monday, March 4 — Pulled-pork sandwich, Tator Tots, veggie, fruit dessert Wednesday, March 6 — Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, country gravy, veggie, dessert Thursday, March 7 — Chicken stir fry, rice, egg rolls, dessert Friday, March 8 — Cook’s choice, veggie, dessert Menus are subject to change without notice....