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Articles from the March 18, 2016 edition


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  • Jesse Dannels' parents receive his Congressional Record

    Paul Dragu|Updated Aug 28, 2016

    "It'll never be better," Ruth said, before explaining how she and her husband are learning to live without Jesse. The Dannelses say they wouldn't have strength without support from their community and their faith. Things are most difficult early mornings and late nights, Ruth said, with Bob slightly nodding in agreement. "We wait for him to come home late at night," Bob added, slightly tilting his head down. The Dannelses talked Wednesday afternoon in their Chinook home about...

  • Quick Pics: Raising money at the races

    Updated Mar 21, 2016

  • Sunnyside lists students of the month

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

  • Investors compete in Havre version of 'Shark Tank'

    Alex Ross|Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Tinkerers, inventors and budding entrepreneurs in search of a little start-up capital were at Montana State University-Northern Tuesday and Wednesday for the Shark Tank Live Pitch Business Plan Competition. The competition, modeled after the popular ABC reality TV show, was part of the two-day, seventh annual Invest in Success Conference put on by the American Small Business Development Center, in which figures from the world of business offer workshops and conferences on finances, management, marketing and other things...

  • Ex-Havre superintendent to lead rural schools group

    John Kelleher|Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Former Havre Public Schools Superintendent Dennis Parman will become the executive director of the Montana Rural Education Association. Since leaving Havre seven years ago, Parman has been Montana's deputy superintendent of public instruction, serving as the top aide to Superintendent Denise Juneau. Parman will assume the office on July 1, succeeding Dave Puyear, who is retiring after 18 years in office. Parman has 35 years in public education, serving in Shelby Public...

  • Fundraiser will help HHS band pay for D.C. visit

    Alex Ross|Updated Mar 18, 2016

    A local vendor and craft show is being held this weekend to raise money to help cover the cost of the Havre High School Blue Pony Marching Band’s 4th of July trip to Washington, D.C. Some 31 artisans and vendors will be selling items at the Marching Madness Vendor and Craft Show at the Best Western Plus Havre Inn and Suites Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m to 5 p.m, and Sunday, March 20, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. The show’s organizer Lynette Cline, a Havre resident, said she was planning on holding the show even before deciding to use the...

  • Senior Center News for March 21-25

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    North Central Senior Center, March 21-25 Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; AARP tax aides 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; Painting & Adult Coloring Group at 1 p.m. Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; AARP tax aides 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 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 shopping at 1:30 p.m. Thursday Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; cards at 1 p.m.; dance at 7 p.m. Friday — Medical transportation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but peo...

  • Celebrating History: Rail accident still making news

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    By Emily Mayer News about the fatal accident at Great Northern’s railyards was still making the front pages in the papers 100 years ago. This article was found in The Havre Plaindealer’s March 18, 1916, issue: STATE COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE ACCIDENT Dissatisfied With Report Sent in by the Company The Montana railroad commission will meet in Havre today to probe the cause of the wreck in the Havre yards on March 5 that resulted in the death of two men and the severe injury of a third trainman. Concerning the decision of the...

  • Prom Grand March Saturday

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Grand March for the Havre High School Prom will be Saturday at 8 p.m. at the high school gym. This is open to the public. An admission charge of $1 or a nonperishable food donation will go to help the Havre Food Bank....

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for helping with the Jason Groseclose Memorial Basketball Tournament

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Editor: Thank you to all who contributed in any way at the Jason Groseclose Memorial Basketball Tournament over the last 20 years. It is a bittersweet time of the year for us as we say goodbye to this event. We will miss the players, fans and the friendships that have been made. A total of $47,072 has been given over the past 20 years for North Star academic scholarships, athletic scholarships, school organizations and school projects. We want to thank the sponsors of the teams, the businesses that made donations and the...

  • Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Dart — Every four years, editorial writers decry the ugly state of politics claiming that it is worse than it ever has been. This year, it’s worse than it ever has been. The nasty name-calling has lowered the level of public discourse. We can blame Donald Trump, but many others have lowered themselves to his level. Laurel —That’s why it’s great to live on the Hi-Line. It’s hard to imagine a race with sharper ideological differences than they have in District 28, Havre’s seat in the Montana House. Republican Stephanie Hes...

  • View from the North 40: A P-word by another name

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    I had heard about it, yes, but I did not want to actually hear it, you know, with my ears — or worse, see it with my eyes at the same time my ears were hearing it. I am, of course, talking about the news clip of presidential candidate Donald Trump calling fellow Republican Ted Cruz the P-word during a presidential rally. Not that any of the P-words bother me in normal circumstances. Technically, I am a P-word. Also, I’m not running for president. Language like that from a possible future dignitary and I’m thinking, “Real...

  • Agenda: Hill County Water District

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    The Hill County Water District meeting will be Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the District’s shop/office at 104 2nd St. in Hingham. The agenda is: • Recognition of visitors; public comments, limited to any matter not on this agenda and within the jurisdiction of the District Board — three-minute time limit per speaker. • Call to order and approval of minutes of previous meeting • Old business • Other old business • New business: 1. Employee report • Other new business • Other: 1. Delinquencies 2. Bills • Next meeting ...

  • Agenda: Havre City Council

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Havre City Council will meet 7 p.m Monday at Havre City Hall. The agenda: Pledge of Allegiance Roll call Minutes Committee reports Public comment on regular agenda items: 1 through 3 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. Montana State Historic Preservation grant consideration. 2. Memorandum of understanding with the State of Montana Department of Transportation concerning decoration of Traffic Signal Boxes....

  • Agenda: Hill County Commission

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    MONDAY 8 a.m. — Jail Advisory Group meeting TUESDAY 8:30 a.m. — Pre-construction meeting — Courthouse exterior project 10:30 am — Road Supervisor Otto WEDNESDAY Office hours THURSDAY 6:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. — Wellness Fair at HRDC 10: a.m. — Business meeting Manual claims Employment review Resolutions Tax adjustments County permit approval Subdivision/survey approval Contracts Time for comments from the public 2 p.m. — Public hearing — Abandonment of alley in Laredo FRIDAY Office hours...

  • For the Record, March 18, 2016

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Havre Police Department Ryan Cole Goss, 24, of Havre was arrested on three Justice or City court warrants Thursday at 9:16 a.m. at a 10th Street West address. —— Derek Paul Converse, 31, of Havre was arrested on a probation violation after an official with probation and parole requested assistance at a 3rd Street address Thursday at 11:09 p.m. —— Officers investigated a report of theft after a caller from a 2nd Avenue address reported Thursday at 11:55 p.m. that his phone was stolen. —— A juvenile at Havre High School was...

  • Obituary - Donald Edward Kenny

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Donald Edward Kenny, 92, of Havre died March 4, at home in Havre less than two months after the death of his beloved wife, Louise Webb Kenny. They had been married nearly 60 years. A military graveside service will take place Monday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at Highland Cemetery in Havre. Condolences for the family may be left at http://www.hi-linefuneralservices.com. Don was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Turner to Clara Anderson Kenny and Edward Kenny. He graduated from Turner High... Full story

  • Hi-Line Living: Cow cameras

    Alice Miller|Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Two minutes: That's about how long it took Heidi Nystrom to notice a newborn calf stuck in its sack, realize no one else saw the situation, and run to the barn to save the calf. Nystrom was drinking a cup of coffee at the main house when she saw the problem on the video feed from a system of cow cameras installed earlier this year by Triangle Communications. "I'm waiting, I'm calling, panicking," Nystrom said. Then she saw steam in the corner of one of the camera's views. Her...

  • Library News and Views: 'The Wild Inside' offers a roller-coaster ride

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    By Francine Brady Havre-Hill County Library Christine Carbo, a new Montana author residing in Whitefish, has written a wonderful suspense novel “The Wild Inside.” Carbo’s story takes place in the east and west Glacier areas of Glacier Park. She gives such a detailed description of the park and surroundings that readers feel as if they were there. Think of walking in the woods alone. The sun is shining. Birds are flying about and the bees have a muted buzz. All goes well, and it is a wonderful day until that wary feeli...

  • Northern lists spring Dean's List students

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    The Montana State University-Northern’s Fall semester Dean’s List contains 340 students. To be included in the Dean’s List, students must carry a minimum of 12 credits and earn a grade point average of 3.25 or better. Local students on the Dean’s List include: Big Sandy Tayla Farar Adrian Gasvoda Keith Williams Box Elder Tristen Belgarde Samantha Courchane Kaitlin Hanson Shana Henry Tashina Russette Chester Michael Henke Grant Lakey Russell Seidlitz Chinook Kaydance Benzing Riley Green Stephanie Hovet Shelby Kokkeler Scotti...

  • Out Our Way: The Gospel According to Goliath

    Updated Mar 18, 2016

    Jesus went into a house but the crowds that followed him were so great neither he nor the disciple could even find the time or freedom to eat. Now when his family and those with whom he had grown up heard about this, they tried to come and take him away, for they believed he must be deranged. - The Rev. John Bruington's paraphrase of Mark 3:20-21 Out our way, talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. Goliath and Babe both think they have a smooth gait, but the truth...

  • Havre grapplers shine at State AAU

    Stacy Mantle|Updated Mar 18, 2016

    The Havre Wrestling Club took over 70 wrestlers to Great Falls this past weekend for the AAU State Wrestling Tournament. With 66 teams in attendance, Havre placed 29 wrestlers and took second in Large Team Division, missing first by one point. Bringing home top honors in their divisions were Noah Dionne, Timothy Rosette III, Tommy Lewis, Amaiya Kim, Orion Thivierge, Marc Ramirez and Connor Harris. In addition, Havre qualified nine: Connor Harris, Orion Thivierge, Marc...

  • Lights ink three Montana matmen from Class AA

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 18, 2016

    The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team had a banner season, one which ended two weeks ago with a second-place finish at the NAIA national tournament. However, head coach Tyson Thivierge is already looking to the future, and that includes the recruiting trail. And Thivierge announced this week that he's added three Montana Class AA standouts to his roster. Included in the three signees are a pair of 2016 Class AA state champions. Dylan Veis, who won a state title...

  • Area cagers earn Class C girls honors

    Chris Peterson|Updated Mar 18, 2016

    The Box Elder girls basketball team put together a memorable run this season and, when the time for postseason honors arrived, the Lady Bears cleaned up. While Box Elder didn’t end up winning the Northern C Divisional or the Class C state championship, the Lady Bears did add runner-up trophies in both tournaments and won the District 9C championship. The Lady Bears, who won a total of 25 games, also had four players named First Team All-9C. Seniors Tyrah Gopher and Jude The B...

  • Local Bowling Report: Tourney results are in

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Mar 18, 2016

    The final weekend of play in the No-Tap and Men’s Revenge is over and there is some changes in both tournaments. Capturing first place in the No-Tap Mixed was local bowlers, Doug and Dianne Watson, with a score of 1,679; 2nd place went to Donna Borgen and Steve Miner of Glasgow with a score of 1,668. Alicia Burrington and Ryne Antley of Havre took 3rd place with a score of 1,648 followed by Julie Rodgers and Roman Surber in 4th place with 1,629, and 5th place was a tie by Denise Friede and Roman Surber with 1,621 and Ali W...

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