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Articles from the March 15, 2024 edition


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  • Agenda - Commissioner weekly calendar and business meeting agenda

    Updated Mar 20, 2024

    Monday, March 18, 2024 1:30 p.m. — Building Manager meeting in the Commission Office with discussion on heating, ventilation and air conditioning system Tuesday, March 19, 2024 10 a.m. — Safety Committee meeting in the Timmons Room 10:30 a.m. — Road Department meeting in the Commission Office 2 p.m. — Commissioner staff meeting in the Commission Office 5:30 p.m. — Great Northern Fair Board Commission meeting at the fairgrounds Community Center Wednesday, March 20, 2024 9 a.m. — County officials meeting in the Timmons Roo...

  • Agenda - Great Northern Fair Board

    Updated Mar 20, 2024

    The Great Northern Fair Board will meet Tuesday, March 19, 2024, in the Great Northern Fairgrounds Community Center. The meeting agenda is: Call meeting to order Roll call of members • Michelle Burchard • Bob Kaul • Ken Erickson • Kaleb Fisher • Casey Tilleman • Alicia DeRosa Recognize and record public attendees Approve minutes Public comment — anything brought up here will be added to the next month’s new business to be discussed and voted on Fair manager’s report Civic groups report Donated hours report Committee reports...

  • District 9C Honors announced

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 20, 2024

    The 2023-24 high school basketball season is in the books. And now, awards season is in full swing. That means, the 2024 District 9C All-Conference Teams have been announced. On the boys side, eight local cagers were named First-Team All 9C. The list includes state champion Box Elder Bears Tracen Jilot, Tuarie Stiffarm-Rosette and Matthias Blackbird. Chester-Joplin-Inverness' Kason Pulst and Nate Nelson were also named to the First Team, as was Turner's Ryan Doyle, Big...

  • Obituary - Rose Lynn Saddler

    Updated Mar 16, 2024

    Rose Lynn Saddler, A Woman Who Works With Spirits, 62, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Peace Hospice in Great Falls Thursday, March 14, 2024. Wake services will begin at noon today, March 16, 2024, and will continue until her funeral service, which will be at 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2024, all at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the Rocky Boy Catholic Cemetery....

  • Candidate profile, House District 27: Ed Hill, Republican

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Lifetime Havreite and former state Rep. Ed Hill has filed as a Republican to represent Havre and North Havre in the Montana House of Representative in the coming Legislative session, putting him on track for an electoral rematch with Rep. Paul Tuss, D-Havre, who beat him in the last election. Hill said he's not planning to go to Helena with any particular agenda and, while there are some state agencies and programs he would like to see improved, he has no particular bills he...

  • Candidate profile, House District 27: Rep. Paul Tuss, Democrat

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Montana Rep. Paul Tuss, D-Havre, is running for reelection this year, a rematch between former Montana House representative Ed Hill, a Republican he beat in the last cycle. Tuss, the Executive Director of Bear Paw Development, said he's been serving the area for more than two decades, with his organization providing assistance to businesses in five counties and two reservations, experience he said has served him well in the Legislature. He said his history in economic...

  • Havre High Winter Guard performs a showcase

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Havre High Winter Guard performed for a crowd Thursday evening in the high school auditorium. The Winter Guard has five members, senior Megan Boyle, juniors Jalia Haley, Julian Nast and Ashlyn Schmidt and sophomore Paige Anderson. The Montana State University Bobcat Color Guard was in attendance to support and cheer on the Winter Guard for their performances. "I should give credit, these kids are very talented," Advisor Serena Dawson said. "... Our captain and our other more s...

  • Council holds hearing Monday on projects for state funding

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Havre City Council holding a public hearing Monday about House Bill 355, passed by the 2023 Legislature and signed into law, that provides money to local infrastructure projects. The bill provides $20 million to provide grants for incorporated cities and towns to use to maintain or repair existing local government infrastructure, including drinking water systems, wastewater treatment systems, fire suppression systems if independent of the drinking water systems, streets, roads, bridges, landfills, street lights, airports,...

  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day responsiblyby planning for a sober ride home

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Press release Havre law enforcement and the Montana Highway Patrol are encouraging Montanans to plan for a sober ride home before celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. “Montanans take St. Patrick’s Day seriously,” Havre Police Department Capt. Ryan Pearson said. “But we all need to take the safety of our community seriously, too. Before you even start drinking or head out for a celebration, make and commit to a plan. Choose one of your friends or family members as a sober driver and arrange for them to give you a ride home. If...

  • Celebrating History: Ag aid and turkey clubs

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    by Emily Mayer There were many articles in the Havre Daily Promoter this week 100 years ago regarding agricultural interests. Locals were organizing in many ways, trying to find new ways to bring income to an economy that had been having problems for several years, the causes including drought, a glut of various products in the market, and depreciated prices. People were losing their farms; in fact, there are numerous entries in the Legal section of the paper of Sheriff Sales of farms that had gone bankrupt. One of those...

  • Obituary - Susanna Stahl

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Susanna Stahl, 79, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, due to natural causes Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Her wake began at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2024, and will continue until her funeral service, which will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Gildford Colony Church. Burial will follow in the Gildford Colony Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Susanna’s online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence f...

  • Looking out my Backdoor: Spring is sprung

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    The wolf-whistle bird is back. This sharp-voiced bird returns every spring. It has two very distinctive calls. When I hear its voice, I instinctively jerk my head around to see who is either trying to get my attention (Hey you, over here!) or is teasing me with admiration (Wolf-whistle, I kid you not). Then I laugh at myself. Foiled again! The wolf-whistle bird doesn’t sound anything like a love bird, does it? This avian character sounds more like the kind of birds your m...

  • For the Record, March 15, 2024

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Havre Police Department After a caller from Washington Avenue reported at 9:34 a.m. Thursday that a dog was "tangled up" in their yard, the animal was taken to the shelter. -- Officers investigated a report of theft made from the 10 Block of Third Street West at 10:33 a.m. Thursday. -- Officers issued a written or verbal warning after a caller from Ninth Avenue reported at 1:12 p.m. Wednesday that another dog tried to attack the caller's dog. -- Officers investigated a report...

  • Out Our Way: Charlie's hat

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Matthew 25:40-45 - "As you did it to the least of these ... so you did it for the least of these ... so you also did it unto Me." Out of our way, we remember America is a nation of immigrants. Our ancestors hail from all over the globe. So while 100% American, it is not unusual to hear foreign songs from time to time. There is a German song I learned long ago, before I understood a word of German, called "Mein hut, der hat drei ecken" Translation: "My hat has three corners."...

  • Pastor's Corner: Debt-free living

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Debt-free living. That has a pleasant ring to it, doesn't it. Those three simple words have a way of invoking a sense of freedom. They clash with today's norms of mortgages, high interest rates, credit card and consumer debt - where we spend, spend, spend on someone else's dime in a thrillingly euphoric (and often expensive) period of grace. But that grace period ends when the creditors come to call. Ultimately, we are brought to account for our indebtedness. The time comes...

  • Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    You know, Lord, each and every one of us folks could tell of a single item that holds importance and joy that he or she would never part with. Patty told us of a 50-year-old recipe card that was in her mom's handwriting. Another gal shared that her lovely pink tea-cups, long ago, were her grandma's favorite teacups. Other folks may value treasured memories - a compliment that encouraged them, a grandchild's giggle, or even a special insight they had gleaned for Scripture....

  • Local students recognized at American Indian College Fund ceremony

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Press release Four local students were recognized at a ceremony held Sunday in Minneapolis by the American Indian College Fund. Alexis Bigby of Aaniiih Nakoda College and Jazmyne Torres of Stone Child College were among the students named 2023-24 Tribal College Students of the Year and Lyle Stiffarm of Aaniiih Nakoda College and Kaycee Chiefstick of Stone Child College were named 2023-24 Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholars. The American Indian College Fund honored 35 Tribal College and University — TCU — Students of the Yea...

  • Senior Center News, March 15, 2024

    Updated Mar 15, 2024

    North Central Senior Center March 18-22 Menu Monday, March 18 — Breakfast wraps, fruit, dessert Tuesday, March 19 — Beef Stroganoff, bread and Butter, Veggies, Dessert Wednesday, March 20 — Stir fry, rice, fruit, dessert Thursday, March 21 — Pulled pork, bun, potato salad, veggies, dessert Friday, march 22 — 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 be melti...

  • Senior Center News - Rudyard, Gildford senior center menus

    Updated Mar 15, 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 18 — Tuna-noodle casserole, veggie, fruit, dessert Wednesday, March 20 — Roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggie, dessert Thursday, March 21 — Chicken chowder bake with bacon, veggie, dessert Friday, March 22 — Polish dogs, Tater Tots, veggie, dessert Menus are subject to change without notice....

  • From the Fringe ... Montana is the epicenter of the Big Sky, and it's not close

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    When it comes to men's athletics in the Big Sky Conference, there's really three things anyone really cares about. Football is, and will always be king in the Big Sky, so when it comes to that sport, it's about winning a Big Sky championship and playing in the FCS national championship game. In that regard, the last 12 months has completely belonged to the state of Montana. The Montana Grizzlies won the outright Big Sky championship in 2023, the first time since 2009. That...

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