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  • Cowboy Bash: Northern Rodeo fundraiser set for Saturday

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Mar 6, 2021

    After having to postpone their annual Cowboy Christmas fundraiser due to COVID-19, Montana State University-Northern Rodeo has re-imagined their fundraiser and some of its popular activities as the Cowboy Bash virtual event set for Saturday at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live. Head coach Doug Kallenberger, who is now also teaching in the agriculture program at the Northern, said that they usually hold their major fundraiser in early December during the National Finals Rodeo. But Northe...

  • Survey start of algal-bloom education

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Mar 5, 2021

    A survey aimed at gauging the public's level of knowledge of harmful algal blooms will begin today, as part of a larger project to address the issue of the blooms in Beaver Creek Park. Montana State University Northern Professor Terri Hildebrand and Co-Principal Researcher Erica McKeon-Hanson, also a member of the Hill County Board of Health, are leading the project, with the former focused on studying the issue itself and the latter focused on the survey and community...

  • Legislative town hall set for Saturday

    Tim Leeds|Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Local legislators have confirmed that a town hall is set in Havre Saturday in the weekend of the transmittal break in the legislative session. State Rep. Ed Hill, R-Havre, responding to a query from Havre Daily News if he knew anything about a town hall Saturday, said he is hosting the event, starting at 1 p.m. in the in the former Dodge dealership location at 1720 U.S. Highway 2 East. Hill said he expects the meeting to last about two hours. “However long people want to talk,” he said. Wednesday was transmittal, the dat...

  • St. Mary working group approves ability-to-pay study

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Thursday and decided to use state funds they received to pay for an ability-to-pay study to be conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation in preparation for legislation that may change the cost share of repairs to the St. Mary Diversion Dam. Under the current arrangement irrigators are requires to pay 74 percent of the costs of repair and maintenance for the structure with the federal government paying the remainder. Legislation is being worked on by the members of Montana’s congressi... Full story

  • State and local COVID-19 update, March 5, 2021

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today’s update was 100,656 with 192 new cases, 1,736 active. The number of active hospitalizations was 67. The number of deaths was 1,379. Blaine County Health Department reported Thursday evening being notified of 3 new cases, 730 total, 10 active, 24 deaths. Hill County Health Department reported Thursday evening being notified of 3 new cases, 1,917 total, 23 active, 3 active hospitalizations, 40 deaths. Rocky Boy, current data not available. Fort B... Full story

  • Obituary - Larry Dean Pepos

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Larry Dean Pepos of Elk River, MN, formerly of Havre, MT, passed away February 19, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Larry was born in Great Falls, MT, July 27, 1944, to Sally and Joseph Pepos. He attended school in Great Falls. He joined the U.S. Army in 1962. He was stationed in Germany, honorably discharged in 1965. He married Victoria Letcher in Great Falls; they had two sons, Victor and Larry. They later divorced. He married Jeanne Benner in 1973... Full story

  • Obituary - Billy Creamer

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Billy Creamer, 91 years old, passed away Feb. 26th, 2021, at his home in Bakersfield, CA. Billy grew up in Havre and graduated in 1948. Billy spent 20-plus years in the U.S. Navy serving his country and retired as a chief petty officer. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jo Creamer; his sister MaryLou Miller, Havre/Gildford; his brother Ric Creamer, Havre/CA; two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Billy was well-loved in life and will be missed by... Full story

  • Jensen appointed to park board

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Havre Daily News Staff Hill County has filled a position on one of its boards. At its weekly business meeting Thursday the Hill County Commission appointed Jeff Jensen to the Hill County Park Board in a unanimous vote. The county has been working on appointing or re-appointing members to several boards and committees through the start of this year....

  • Notice - Cottonwood Schools board meeting set for Tuesday

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Press release Cottonwood Schools regular board meeting is Tuesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the west school. The public can contact the clerk at 265-6970 to find out how to join electronically....

  • Notice - Davey Elementary School District #12 announces election

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Press release The Davey School District has announced the upcoming school election will be held Tuesday May 4. One trustee position is up for election for a three-year term. This seat is currently held by Violet Davey. To file for a seat on the Davey Elementary School Board, people can contact District Clerk Serena Dawson for candidate forms. The deadline to file is March 25....

  • Notice - Cottonwood Elementary School District #57 announces election

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Press release The Cottonwood School District has announced the upcoming school election will be held Tuesday May 4. One trustee position is up for election for a three-year term. This seat is currently held by Beverly Peterson. To file for a seat on the Cottonwood Elementary School Board, people can contact District Clerk Serena Dawson for candidate forms. The deadline to file is March 25....

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly calendar

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Monday 1 p.m. — Council On Aging Advisory Board meeting 2:30 p.m. — Levee meeting at Bear Paw Development Corp. Tuesday 10:30 a.m. Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting at Hill County Detention Center 10:30 a.m. — Road Department meeting in commissioners’ office 1:30 p.m. — 911 Meeting at City Hall 5 p.m. — HRDC budget and finance Meeting at HRDC facility Wednesday 10 a.m. — Safety meeting in the Timmons room 1 p.m. — Havre Trails meeting in the commissioners’ office 2 p.m. — Hill County levee check in Thursday 10 a.m....

  • Agenda - H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of Havre Inn and Suites. The meeting agenda is: 1. Call to order 2. Roll call of members 3. Reading and approval of minutes 4. Museum Report — Emily Mayer 5. Wahkpa Chu’gn Report — Emily Mayer 6. The Foundation Report — Elaine Morse 7. Committee reports a. Budget and Finance — Val — budget review 8. Unfinished business a. Review museum status. When to reopen to the public? b. Gussenhoven piano c. Seasonal worker status d. Work party — Int...

  • For the Record, March 5, 2021

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Havre Police Department A caller at Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street reported a two-vehicle crash between two SUVs Thursday at 8 a.m. -- Two summonses were issued after an assault was reported at the police station at 12:06 p.m. Thursday, but no details on the charges were provided. -- A sexual offense was reported at the police station Thursday at 12:06 p.m. -- Kayla Celeste Lodgepole of Havre, 23, was issued a summons on charges of dog at large and vicious dog violations...

  • College News - Local students receive Reach Higher Montana Scholarships

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Press release HELENA — Montana students from Libby to Wyola — and many communities in between — have been selected to receive the Reach Higher Montana Scholarship for use in the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarships must be used at accredited Montana colleges, two-year, four-year, public, private, tribal and vocational institutions. The following area students were selected to receive $1,000 scholarships: • Katherine Bold, Big Sandy High School, planning to attend Carroll College • Katie Donaldson, Havre High School gr...

  • College News - Scheresky-O'Neil graduates from Sheridan College

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Press release Sydney Scheresky-O’Neil of Havre is one of nearly 60 Sheridan College students the college announced earned degrees or certificates following the end of the fall 2020 semester. Scheresky-O’Neil earned an Associate of Science in health science with high honors....

  • Senior Center News, March 5, 2021

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    North Central Senior Citizens Center, March 8-12 Menu by Earlene DeWinter; subject to change Monday — Swedish meatballs, rice, Harvard beets, fruit Tuesday — Apple sauce, roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli Normandy, rolls, peach kuchen Wednesday — Ham and turkey club sandwich, pickle spear, dessert Thursday — Barbecue chicken, baked potato, Riviera vegetables, cheese cake with cherries Friday — Soup, chef’s choice, dessert The Senior Center’s doors are still closed to the public. We are providing limited servi...

  • Bear Paw Cooperative offers early childhood screenings

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Press release A local cooperative is offering early childhood screenings for children at some rural schools. Parents of preschool children in the Chinook, Hartland Colony, Zurich, Davey, Bear Paw, and Cleveland School Districts who would like to have their children participate in a free Early Childhood Screening sponsored by Bear Paw Cooperative have been informed that the screening has been set for: Friday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Meadowlark Elementary School in Chinook. The screenings are by appointment only. To make...

  • Celebrating History: Many social events occurring

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    by Emily Mayer With winter waning 100 years ago, many gatherings, both personal and social, took place in Havre. The Havre Plaindealer states in its March 5, 1921, edition: This has been another busy week in Havre social circles. With the ending of the basketball contests and the announcements of winners in the essay contests, the schools are having a breathing spell after a hectic week. Parties and small gatherings of friends mark each passing day, while the clubs see approaching the end of their year’s work. The following w...

  • Letter to the Editor - Right to work for less

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Editor, I applaud the defeat of right-to-work legislation in Montana, where the House of Representatives voted 62-38 in a bipartisan rejection of the anti-worker bill-HB 251 Right to work sounds good on paper, but in reality it means lower paying jobs, fewer benefits and more dangerous workplaces. It is being pushed by out-of-state special interests who believe workers do not deserve a say in the terms of their employment. Plain and simple, it’s a corporate giveaway at the expense of everyday Montana families. I’m thr... Full story

  • Letters to the Editor - Bad laws have consequences too

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Editor, We are just past at the halfway point in the 2021 legislative session in Helena. I am impressed with the speed in which the Republican-controlled Legislature and the new Republican governor have ushered their agenda through the committees and on to votes inn the House and Senate. I guess it is easy with large majorities and there is no need to accommodate other positions. I noted that one of the first bills passed was one to expand concealed weapon regulations. More guns on college campuses, bars, restaurants and...

  • View from the North 40: Nothing like a little research to get your blood pumping

    Pam Burke|Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Nerds look things up, that’s who we are — sometimes that more for worse than for better. It started with “confab,” as in this simple reply: “That sounds fun, but John and I will have to confab on this before we commit to anything.” And all of a sudden, I realized that I don’t really use the term “confab” in everyday speaking and felt I needed to make sure I was using it correctly. Also, it sounded like an abbreviation of a longer word, like confabulation, so obviously I had t...

  • Stand with Montana counties! 

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Whew! The election’s over. And Hooray! We don’t have to watch thousands of political ads or respond to the all too numerous requests for donations from various candidates running for office... until the next election cycle, which starts in less than a year. We all feel this way. We’re all glad it’s done, whether we’re Republicans, Democrats, independents, Greens, or Libertarians. We have something else in common. We’re trying to stop the flood of money and ads. Do you know that, in 2012, all of our 56 Montana counties pa...

  • Ponies leave Kats Black and Blue

    Kason Clark|Updated Mar 5, 2021

    GREAT FALLS - Columbia Falls played like a juggernaut throughout the season. They finished the regular season undefeated and won the Western A Divisional. They had the highest-scoring offense in Class A and played strong defense. They looked like a team that would challenge Havre in the semifinalS of the State Class A Girls Basketball Tournament Thursday night. Instead, the Blue Ponies put an end to the undefeated season in a dominant performance as they defeated the Wildkats,...

  • One week away: Lights getting ready for spring season opener

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 5, 2021

    If all goes according to plan, by this time next Friday night, the Montana State University-Northern football team will be less than 24 hours away from opening a special, four-game spring season with that opener at the College of Idaho. Of course, things don't always go well during the coronavirus pandemic, but the Lights have been practicing on their brand new Lights Stadium Tilleman Field in anticipation of that season-opener in Caldwell, Idaho, March 13. Northern opened...

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