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Articles from the March 7, 2014 edition

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 By Daniel Horton    Sports    March 7, 2014

Two more to go: Bears crush Trojans

If fans were wondering if the red-hot Box Elder Bears were going to be tested once they reached the Class C state basketball tournament in Butte, those fans will have to wait at least one more day to... Full story


Wildcats trip Blue Ponies in Class A opener

GREAT FALLS — The last time a Havre High boys basketball team played on the first day of a Class A state tournament, the current Blue Pony roster was 10 years old or younger. So it was no surprise... Full story

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    March 7, 2014

Remember When: Ponies who got the job done

The 2014 Havre High boys basketball team ended an eight-year drought of playing in the Class A state tournament Thursday afternoon. But this weekend also marks the anniversary of another Blue Pony... Full story


Skylights try to topple Warriors Saturday

For the third season in a row, the Montana State University-Northern Skylights are one win away from playing in the Frontier Conference championship game. But for the third year in a row, the... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 7, 2014

The only thing as strange as cats

I wonder about people. I wonder so much that sometimes I think a childhood accident must have stunted the growth of that brain part that reads body language. I can read animals better than I can people. Except cats. Cats make me wonder, too. Like... Full story

 By Fran Buell    Opinion    March 7, 2014

Refuse to back proposed ban on trapping

I want to urge Montana residents to refrain from supporting Initiative 169, an effort to strip away the right to trap in our state. This misguided effort is based on the inaccurate perception being spread by animal rights activists that trapping has... Full story


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, March 7, 2014

Laurel — Havre donated more blood than other aother area of the state Monday. It’s not surprising to find out that Hi-Line people are generous and willing to donate of themselves. It’s good to know that this kind of generosity will continue on... Full story


Hi-Line Living: Box Elder Bears

The Box Elder Bears traveled to Butte Wednesday to participate in the state finals. The last time they made it this far in the season was in 1990, which is also the last time they won the state... Full story

 By Emily Mayer    Local    March 7, 2014

Celebrating History: Socialist candidates and church fires

We go back to Havre for the month of March. Information for this ninth installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the creation of Montana Territory comes from the March 7, 1914... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Local    March 7, 2014

Hope for dogs on the green mile

After receiving a proposal from the business contracted for the county's stray animal holding facility, Hill County commissioners made a change to their contract that could spell good news for the cou... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 7, 2014

Patient the center of medical focus

Medical providers in this part of Montana are providing a whole-person based health care system, with the Montana insurance and securities commissioner listing them as part of a new program approved... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 7, 2014

Few contested elections with three days left to file

Correction: An earlier edition of this story said that Republican Mike Lang of Malta was unopposed. He is being challenged by Democrat Floyd Russell Hopstad of Glasgow. An earlier version said that Democrat John Bohlinger had not filed for the U.S.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 7, 2014

Zoning board to set date for funeral home discussion

Zoning board to set date for funeral home discussion Havre’s Zoning Board of Adjustments will meet soon to discuss the proposed funeral home at 310 South Dell. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook and Kirkwood Funeral Home in Malta are planning to open... Full story


Alfred Wolfgang Hentchel

Alfred "Fred" Wolfgang Hentchel died Mar. 1, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. The son of Alfred Paul and Ruth Hentschel, Alfred immigrated to the United States in 1952. Fred graduated from Havre Central High... Full story


Bonnie Een

Bonnie Een, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 2, 2014. Bonnie Jeanne Horel was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Augusta, Wis., where she graduated from high school in 1938. Through a mutual frien... Full story


Lynne Vosen

Lynne (Patton) Vosen passed away with cancer at her home on March 3, 2014. Born in Spokane, she was the middle daughter of Nancy and James Patton, attending Grant Elementary and graduating from Lewis... Full story


Donovan Potts

Donovan S. Potts, 42, of Havre, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls of natural causes. Wake services will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at St.... Full story


NAIA National Wrestling Tournament: Lights finish third at nationals

Updated at 8:30 p.m. Saturday: For the second year in a row, the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team is bringing a trophy back to Havre. The NAIA national tournament wrapped up Saturday night in Topeka, Kans., where the Lights finished... Full story


Boy buried by avalanche tried to bite his way out

NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to "lick and bite" his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep. Phoenix Scoles-Cob... Full story


State releases call made before Sen. Priest's arrest

HELENA - State Sen. Jason Priest's estranged wife feared her husband's anger would turn to violence when she picked up their young daughter last month, prompting her boyfriend to call for police assistance, according to a recording of the call... Full story


Bohlinger says he's staying in Senate race

HELENA (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger says he will continue his campaign for U.S. Senate a month after saying he would probably drop out. The Helena Democrat said Friday he was convinced after making a speech in Butte Wednesday, when... Full story


Montana regents OK plan for MSU engineering school

GREAT FALLS (AP) — The Montana Board of Regents have approved Montana State University's plans to spend the first part of a $50 million gift from a private donor to plan and design a new College of Engineering building. The regents voted... Full story


State C Update: Box Elder is state C champions

Updated at 9:46 p.m. Saturday: The wait is over for Box Elder. On Saturday night, the Bears ended a 24-year state championship drought by beating Westby-Grenora 74-54 in the 2014 Class C state... Full story


State A Update: Belgrade eliminates Havre

The Havre boys basketball team had a strong finish to the 2013-14 season. But the Belgrade Panthers were a hump the Ponies couldn't get over. On Saturday morning at the Class A state tournament in Great Falls, the Panthers eliminated the Ponies with... Full story


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