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  • Six charged with meth crimes

    Paul Dragu|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Five people in Hill County are accused of selling methamphetamine — one near a school and one allegedly dropped a bag containing meth in front of an officer while paying for his groceries. The following public record cases chronicle these incidents, which allegedly happened within a 3-year span. Lt. Aaron Witmer, who works in conjunction with the Tri-Agency Safe Trails Task Force, said through a representative that the cases are not related and, as far as timing, the county attorney decides when to press charges. According t...

  • Mary Poppins takes center stage

    Alex Ross|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Montana Actors' Theatre will begin its run of "Mary Poppins" tonight at the Little Theatre at Montana State University-Northern. Rachel Dean who also co-directs the production with Casey Platt, leads the cast as the iconic airborne nanny who brings magic and good cheer into the lives of two children from a stuffy, upscale family. The musical is based on the P.L. Travers book series and the classic 1964 Disney film. Dean said she and MSU-Northern Director of University Relation...

  • Charges filed against Rocky Boy alleged dealers

    Alex Ross|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Seven people arrested in Montana last week, including at least five in operations carried out on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, are facing charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine related to a case in Washington. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration's Seattle Division said Thursday the action was prompted by five federal warrants issued in Washington for individuals in Box Elder and Havre. Documents from the U.S Attorney’s office show that Georgie Russell of Havre, along with Christopher Parisian, Tho...

  • Havre students compete in Science Bowl

    Paul Dragu|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Twelve Havre High School students are going to the Big Sky Regional Science Bowl in Billings March 12, where they will contend for the chance to compete at the National Science Bowl, held at the 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The 24th annual 2016 Big Sky Regional Science Bowl challenges students' knowledge of math and science in a fast-paced quiz competition. The tournament is structured in round-robin style in the morning, with the high scoring teams advancing to a doub...

  • Senate District 16 race breaks out

    Alex Ross|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    With just two weeks left for candidates to file, a real donnybrook is shaping up among Democrats in state Senate District 16. LeAnn Montes, the attorney general for the Chippewa Cree Tribe filed with the Montana Secretary of State’s Office Thursday to appear on June’s primary ballot. Montes declared her candidacy in a press release after submitting the necessary paperwork. “I am truly honored to have an opportunity to file as a candidate for the Senate District 16,” she said in a press release An enrolled member of the Chi...

  • Local Briefs

    Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Fifth Annual Little Black Dress Party is Saturday Women from around the area will be donning their little black dresses and supporting a local cause Saturday night starting at 6 p.m. The evening centers on fun and entertainment, but this year it will also focus on raising money for the RezQ Dogs organization. There will be a dinner of pork roast, potatoes, veggies and a roll, with salads and desserts available, provided by the Eagles Club as well as a live band, Plowed Under, playing tunes to dance to. The cost for this...

  • Agendas:

    Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Havre City Council Havre City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall. The agenda: Call to order Pledge of Allegiance Roll call Minutes Committee reports Public comment on regular agenda Items: 1 through 2 only. 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. Confirmation of probationary firefighter Wesley Barr , appointment to the position of firefighter. 2. Approve February claims and qarrants. Council initiatives...

  • Winter Reading Series is successful

    Rachel Rawn, Havre-Hill County Library|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Thank you to everyone who has been coming to our biweekly Winter Reading Series. We have had four Montana authors come discuss their books with us so far, and we have one author left. On Thursday, March 10, at 4 p.m., Ken Egan will be at the Havre-Hill County Library to discuss his book “Montana 1864.” The presentation is free and open to the public. This is part of the Hometown Humanities grant Havre received from Humanities Montana. Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Mon...

  • Obituary - Crystle Widdis

    Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Crystle E. W. Flint Widdis, 99, died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Liberty Medical Center in Chester. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Calvary Evangelical Church in Rudyard. A reception will follow. Crystle was buried privately in the Rudyard Cemetery by Rockman Funeral Chapel of Chester. Memorials may be offered to Crystle's favorite charity: CEF - Child Evangelism Fellowship. She was born Feb. 25, 1916, at Burwell, Nebraska, to Edgar and Nina Sherman.... Full story

  • Celebrating history: Fighting liquor

    Emily Mayer|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    J. K. Bramble continued his crusade against underage drinking and the tango in the March 4, 1916 issue of The Hill County Democrat. He printed a letter from E. J. Huston, pastor of the Methodist Church, and an editorial from the Hill County Beacon echoing his viewpoints. Fittingly, the First Baptist Church was hosting an event called “Child Welfare Sermon” at city hall focusing on temperance. However, when it came to prohibition of alcohol, which was gaining traction during this period 100 years ago, J. K. Bramble was dow...

  • View from the North 40: Hollywood itching for rights to super lice story

    Pam Burke, Humor columnist|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    In an interesting turn of health news this week in Pamville, Hollywood stars are itching for the rights to get lice. Fox News has reported that Southern Illinois University researchers are saying that 25 states across the country have a case of "super lice." Researcher’s data shows that this genetic strain of lice is resistant to both over the counter and prescription treatments that traditionally kill lice. The lice are the size of standard, or traditional, lice but the o...

  • DIFFERENT ROADS, SAME DESTINATION

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    The Montana State University-Northern Lights are a young wrestling team this season — young, but very, very good, and very, very talented. But even young talent needs veteran leadership, and the Lights have that too in the form of seniors Toby Cheff and Willie Miller. Not only are Cheff and Miller great leaders in the wrestling room, and off the mat, but they lead by example, because they are two of the very best in all of NAIA wrestling. And that’s why this weekend’s NAIA...

  • Local Bowling Report: Tournaments roll on at Hi Line Lanes

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    After one weekend of competition in the No-Tap Mixed and Men’s Revenge, standings are as follows: No-Tap: 1st place is Pam Conaster and Bill Daugherty; 2nd place is Donna Borgen and Steve Miner, Glasgow; 3rd place is Denise Freide and Roman Surber. Men’s Revenge: 1st place is Denise Freide and Roman Surber 1,478; 2nd place is Donna and Dale Borgen 1,440, Glasgow. U.S.B.C. City Tournament Results are: TEAMS: 1st is Snakes on a lane 2,669; 2nd is Us Girls 2,531; 3rd is Zoo 2,493; 4th is Clausen & Sons 2,463. DOUBLES: 1st pla...

  • Bears claw Renegades in Class C opener

    Chris Peterson|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    GREAT FALLS — The Reed Point-Rapelje Renegades were undoubtedly excited to reach the Class C state tournament. but, minutes into their game against Box Elder, they had the look of a team that didn’t know what hit them. The Bears are well known for their full-court pressure defense and in the first few minutes of their opening round game at the Class C boys tournament in Great Falls, they suffocated the Renegades with it. In the first four minutes of the game, the Bears for...

  • Skylights chase title game berth at LC State

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    No one in the Frontier Conference has been better against the Lewis-Clark State Warriors than the Montana State University-Northern Skylights have for the last four years. And no one has even come close this season as the Skylights took two out of three from the Warriors. However, to get the one that matters the most, the Skylights will have to beat the Warriors for a third time — and they’ll have to do it in LC’s house. Saturday night, the No. 16 Skylights (23-7) pay a visit...

  • Two to Go: Ponies buck the Broncs

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    The Havre Blue Ponies were as hot as any team in the field entering the first day of the 2016 Class A state tournament. But for a time, that didn’t seem to matter to the up-start Hamilton Broncs. Still, one thing that Hamilton couldn’t cool off was the scoring machine that is Blue Pony senior Dane Warp as he and teammate Jerod Boles helped guide the Blue Ponies back from a 14-4 first-quarter in deficit to a 58-49 first-round win Thursday afternoon at Dahlberg Arena in Mis...

  • From the U.K. to the Hi-Line

    Paul Dragu|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    "Just turned into a rat race. It was taking me an hour to get 15 miles to work," Jim said. Montana also happened to be where Anita's late father, who was a fisherman, dreamed of retiring. Montana was chock full of small towns, the kind Anita had lived in for a nostalgic portion of her childhood, the kind she wanted to move back into. The couple visited Havre during Christmas of 2009 while living in Denver. Their daughter Theresa was married to a native Havrerite. Jim and Anita...

  • Engaged to be married: Haley Marie to Kevin Thomas

    Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Elvin and Janet Sundgren of Chester and Mark and Kemi Velk of Havre are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Haley Marie to Kevin Thomas. The couple resides and works in Chinook. A May 13, 2016 wedding is planned....

  • Senior Center News

    Updated Mar 4, 2016

    An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held Friday, March 11, 1 to 5 p.m. at the North Central Senior Center. Call 265-5464 to sign up for the course. Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; AARP tax aides 8:30 to 10:45 a.m.; painting and adult coloring group at 1 p.m. Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; AARP tax aides 8:30 to 10:45 a.m.; Bingo at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday — Trans-portation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; TOPS at 8 a.m.; cards at 1 p.m.; mall shopping at 1:30 p.m. Thursday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p...

  • Students of the Month for Havre Middle School

    Havre Middle School|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Rene Brown is the sixth-grade Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Tracie and Robert Brown. She has two sisters, Peyton and Lunden. Rene loves playing basketball, volleyball and track and looks forward to representing the HMS Mustangs next year. She loves spending time with friends and family, drawing and jumping on the trampoline. Rene's teachers note that she continuously shows a strong desire to be in school, actively participating in discussion and activities. She...

  • Pastor's Corner: Lent: About Jesus Christ? About others? About ourselves? Yes! Yes! and Yes!

    Edroy Curtis|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    As a member of the Greater Havre Area Ministerial Association, representing a participating church in the same, I so enjoy taking part in the many activities that gather together Christ-followers from various churches in Havre to worship God, fellowship and celebrate the Body of Christ, the church. On Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, GHAMA hosted an event we called “A Journey to Bethlehem and Beyond.” Along with the already established tradition of “The Living Nativity” hosted by Van Orsdel United Methodist Church, we wanted to expan...

  • Out Our Way: The Gospel according to Goliath: The Chosen

    John Bruington|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    Jesus went up on the mountain and invited into his service the men of his choice; and he appointed 12 to be with him, whom he would send out as his friends and have the power to cast out demons. He chose Simon, whom he nicknamed 'Peter (The Rock)'; he chose James and John, the sons of Zebedee and named them 'Boanerges' (Sons of Thunder). He also chose Peter's brother, Andrew, and Philip, Bartholomew (also known as Nathaniel), and Matthew (also called Levi), Thomas, James the...

  • Eddy Stamper's artwork on on display at Northern

    Montana State University-Northern|Updated Mar 4, 2016

    In celebration of Women's History Month 2016, the Multicultural Center at Montana State University-Northern has invited Ed "Eddy" Stamper Jr. to be the artist of the month of March. Stamper is a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. He creates various kinds of art and has been actively immersed in this passion since he was a young child. Stamper has an interest in doing portraits based on the work of photographers like Gertrude Käsebier, Frank...

  • Yellowstone Public Radio

    Updated Mar 4, 2016

    This week on Yellowstone Public Radio: Sunday — 7 p.m.: “L’Orfeo,” Monteverdi’s version of Gluck’s story of Orphee, from the Torroella de Montgri Music Festival in Spain, on “World of Opera.” Monday — 2 p.m.: Having been a part of five decades on the New York jazz scene, bassist, lyricist and singer Jay Leonhart is guest on “Piano Jazz.” Tuesday — 7 p.m.: Uruguayan-born composer Elbio Barilari shares the sound, culture and history of classical music in Latin America on “Fiesta!” Wednesday — 8 p.m.: Jaap van Zweden leads t...

  • Sports Photos: Youth wrestlers have fun on their home mats...

    Updated Mar 4, 2016

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