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Articles from the October 13, 2017 edition


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  • Man crashes pickup into train

    Paul Dragu|Updated Oct 14, 2017

    A man was arrested Thursday morning after driving his pickup truck into a train cargo car, a Montana Highway Patrol trooper said this morning. Alcohol was involved, Trooper Zach Freeman said. The man walked away from the crash uninjured and nobody else was injured, either. The incident is under investigation and the man’s name has not been released. The crash, which was reported Thursday at 6:27 a.m., happened at the east crossing, of 22nd Avenue North off U.S. Highway 2 East. The impact damaged the front end of the m...

  • People asked to help with storm debris removal

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    From City of Havre Due to the overwhelming quantity of storm debris and downed branches after the severe storm last week, and in accordance with City Code 9-8-5, the city of Havre is calling for Havre residents to responsibly dispose of branches and debris from their properties. As cleanup continues, people are asked not to place branches and debris on the streets, boulevards or in the alley ways. Two designated sights are available for disposal. The city has a “tree dump” on the north side out on Shepherd Road that will be...

  • Letter to the Editor - Montana needs special session to solve revenue problems

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    Editor: As a caregiver and a former para-educator, I’ve seen firsthand how important our state services are to Montana’s most vulnerable people. I’ve known families that had to live in their cars because they couldn’t afford anything else, and their kids depended on low-income school lunches for their survival. It’s also critical to their education. If you’re worried about where your next meal is coming from you’re not going to be focused on algebra or history. Family support services have already been cut in Great Falls a...

  • Letter to the Editor - Ratliff would be asset in city government

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    Editor, I am happy to endorse Lindsey Ratliff for Havre’s City Council. The first impression I had of Lindsey when she came to Havre in 2013 to teach history at Havre High School was “This is an intelligent young woman with enthusiasm and energy.” That impression has not changed. However, I have learned a few other things about her since then. I learned that she is community- and government-minded. One of the first things she did at the high school was create a Current Issues class to encourage students to learn about their c...

  • View from the North 40: The universe's pre-Halloween scary vibe

    Pam Burke|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    The universe is getting a jump start on Halloween this year, and it’s doing a pretty good job of setting up a good creepy vibe. Let’s just jump right in with the spiders, the biting spiders. Huntsville, Alabama’s Fire and Rescue Station 17 firefighters had to abandon their post last week after two firefighters were bit by spiders, brown recluse spiders, the spiders who have the flesh-eating bacteria equivalent of spider bites, the bite like the bad apple in the bunch that...

  • Obituary - Julius John Preite Jr.

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    Jan. 8, 1943-Aug. 11, 2017 Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Julius J. Preite of Yucca Valley, California, has sadly passed away at the age of 74. He was born and grew up in Havre, Montana. A graduate of University of Montana in Missoula, he held a triple major and master's degree in music. He was indeed a musician's musician known for his expertise on brass, string and woodwind instruments, as well as vocals. He performed music weekly in the desert area until... Full story

  • Obituary - Dwayne Turner Sr.

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    Dwayne Turner Sr., 71, passed away peacefully at his home in Havre, Montana, the morning of Oct. 9, 2017, after losing his battle with stage four lung cancer. Dwayne was born April 4, 1946, to Vernon Ray Turner and Helen Josephine Sartain in Fallsville, Arkansas. As a young boy, he lived in different states such as Pennsylvania and Missouri, then as a teenager he settled in California, where he later met and fell in love with Sharol Rea Dodson. The two were married Aug. 23,... Full story

  • Correction - Winter storm clean up

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    A front-page story in Thursday’s edition of the Havre Daily News about work to clean up from the winter storm misidentified Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson.... Full story

  • For the Record, Oct. 13, 2017

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    Havre Police Department The police department did not have anyone to send the dispatch log this morning. Hill County Sheriff’s Office Deputies investigated a lost or found property report Thursday at 5:33 p.m. at the Hill County Detention Center. Havre Fire Department Emergency medical crews responded to three calls Thursday and one today. Havre Animal Shelter The animal shelter held this morning three medium-haired and one short-haired cats. —— The animal shelter held this morning a female pit bull terrier, a male sheph...

  • Agenda - Havre City Council

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    Havre City Council will meet Monday 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 1 through 2. 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. Disaster Declaration of the October 2, 2017 Snow Storm. 2. Review Pledged Securities for Quarter Ending September 30, 2017. Public hearing 1. Resolution No. 3769 - A Resolution E...

  • Agenda - Great Northern Fair Board

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    The Great Northern Fair Board will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Timmons Room in the Hill County Courthouse. The meeting agenda is: Call Meeting to order Roll call of Members Recognize and record public attendees Approve Minutes Public Comment: (anything brought up here will be added to next month’s New Business to be discussed and voted upon) Fair Managers Report Civic Groups Report Committee Reports • Buildings & Grounds Long Range • Commission Policy • Financial Planning • Events Old Business • Hail Insurance c...

  • Agenda - Beaver Creek Park Rules and Regulations Committee

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    The Beaver Creek Park Rules and Regulations Committee will meet Wednesday in the Timmons Room of the Hill County Courthouse. Items to be discussed are the Cabin Owners Lease, Review of the cabin owners meeting minutes, discuss options for fire protection around cabins, review of letter from Park Board concerning future rules and regulation for the park and nything else that may be brought up at the meeting....

  • Jumping into the future

    Alex Ross|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    After 23 years of managing and improving the Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump, John and Anna Brumley will soon no longer head the archeological bison kill site that, over the years, has become a magnet for local history buffs and tourists. "It's been a joy. I really enjoyed it, I enjoy meeting new people," said Anna Brumley who is in charge of much of the day-to-day operations and promotion of the jump. "It's been the adventure of a lifetime." For thousand of years, American...

  • Senior Center News, Oct. 13, 2017

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    North Central Senior Citizens Center, Oct. 23-27 October Activities Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; exercise class at 11 a.m.; bingo at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m; TOPS at 8 a.m.; cards at 1 p.m.; mall or Walmart shopping from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. exercise class at 11 a.m.; cards at 1 p.m. Friday — Medical transportation will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but people must make a re...

  • Out Our Way: Along the Covenant Trail with Goliath

    Updated Oct 13, 2017

    Out our way, the first of the Alberta Clippers hit and hit hard last week. Even old Goliath found the 12 inches of snow that fell, not to mention the trees destroyed and the power outages that hit the community, a problem. Well, to be fair, the electrical power failure wasn't that bad for him, he has batteries for his radio. Now, big snow storms are never convenient - and although the moisture was welcome and the fires are surely totally out now - the reality is that most of...

  • Montana-made movie coming to Havre

    Paul Dragu|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    A major motion picture filmed in Montana and directed by Montana directors will debut in theaters including in Havre Oct. 20. “Walking Out,” directed by Alex and Andrew Smith — directors of “The Slaughter Rule” and “Winter in the Blood” — is based on David Quammen’s short story by the same title and is filmed around Livingston. Quammen was born in Ohio and lives in Montana. “Winter in the Blood,” based on the novel by James Welch which describes growing up on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, was filmed on location in...

  • Friday Night Lights: Ups and Downs, Havre's Trey Murphy keeps slinging it

    Chris Peterson|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    When it comes to high school football, no two seasons are the same and there may be no one that knows that better than Havre High starting quarterback Trey Murphy. Murphy, a two-year starter for the Blue Ponies, assumed the job last season under head coach Ryan Gatch and by all accounts, played well. His junior season saw him throw for 1,161 yards along with 10 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. Murphy was also 5-3 as a starter and was named Second-Team All-Conference...

  • History on the Mat: MSU-N Alumni Dual slated for Sunday

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team goes through a rigorous training regimen to get ready for another NAIA wrestling season. And it culminates with their first time on the mat with the annual Alumni Dual. And while the Lights' of head coach Tyson Thivierge, are out to win every time they step on the mat, the Alumni Dual is also a fun time, meant to celebrate not only Northern's present, but to honor its glorious wrestling past. The 2017 Alumni Dual will take p...

  • More challenges for Griz, Cats

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    There's always a lot of excitement surrounding the University of Montana's homecoming game. But the 2017 affair might be even more interesting. Not only are the Grizzlies unveiling their shiny new Washington-Grizzly Champions Center this weekend, but, their homecoming clash with defending Big Sky champion North Dakota also gives them a shot at winning their third straight game, and going into their bye week on a high note. Montana comes home from two straight wins, now sitting...

  • Rematch Time: Lights host Battlin' Bears

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    When the Montana State University-Northern Lights walked out of Herb Klindt Field after a gut-wrenching 32-25 loss to the Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears Sept. 2, there was one silver lining for the Lights. They knew they'd see the Bears again. Northern twice led Rocky in the final minutes of that season-opener in Billings, before Sam Sparks broke the Lights' hearts with an 86-yard kickoff return for a score that sealed MSU-N's fate. But thanks to the Frontier Conference...

  • HHS spikers best Browning in four

    Chris Peterson|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    The Havre High volleyball team was on the road Thursday night in Browning and despite getting the Indians' best effort, the Blue Ponies survived to earn their third straight win. The two former Central A rivals met for the second time this season and the Ponies, who won the first match, were able to complete the season sweep, knocking off the Indians in four sets by the scores of 25-13, 22-25, 25-12 and 25-22. With the win, the Ponies are now 6-8 overall and will get a week...

  • Blue Ponies race toward the postseason

    Chris Peterson|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    For the Havre High cross country teams, the most important part of the season is just about here and this weekend in Livingston, both Blue Pony squads will have their final tune up before the All-Class state meet in Helena next weekend. In the past, the weekend prior to state was reserved for the Central A Divisional meet. And while Havre and the rest of the Central A teams will compete against each other Saturday in Livingston, it's now called the Fall Classic. It's no...

  • Pony seniors look to walk with a win

    Chris Peterson|Updated Oct 13, 2017

    There is an old saying in sports, that you are only as good as your last game. Well tonight, the Havre High football team is taking that idea to heart as the 0-7 Blue Ponies try to get their first win of the season against Livingston. "That's the great thing about trying to be 1-0 every week," HHS head coach Ryan Gatch said. "No matter what happened last week, win or lose, our goal is always going to be 1-0. We can't do anything about what has happened in the past. We can lear...

  • Updated Oct 12, 2017

  • MSU-N Game Day Feature: No Quitting on his Dream

    Chris Peterson|Updated Oct 10, 2017

    The college football journey of Donovan Garner has been long, but it's also been rewarding and soon, he will play his final down for Montana State University-Northern. But even though his career on the gridiron is ending, he still has time to end it in style. "I just want to finish my career strong," Garner said. "I want to continue to play hard and work hard for myself and my teammates. And I just want to finish as strong as I can." When it comes to telling the story of how...

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