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Articles from the March 26, 2024 edition


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  • Williams and Dockter butt heads over Council on Aging funding

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Mar 29, 2024

    Tensions rose Monday at a working group meeting of the Hill County Commission between Commissioner Sheri Williams and Hill County Clerk and Recorder Lexis Dockter, arguing over who is responsible for the Hill County Council on Aging losing out on a substantial amount of state money. The matter was prompted when the commission was discussing how the county supplements funding of the Hill County Council on Aging, when Williams said the council's funding seems to have gone down...

  • Big Flat Community Grain Bin hosting 'Queen of Blaine County'

    Tim Leeds|Updated Mar 26, 2024

    A community non-profit is combining some comedy entertainment with outreach and updates in Turner next month. Big Flat Community Grain Bin Inc. said in a release that it has set Saturday, April 6, as the date for its first hosting of Montana Actors' Theatre dinner theater. "The evening will serve a dual purpose as a brief activities' update for the (Community Grain Bin)," a release from the organization said. This year's MAT traveling dinner theater production is an original...

  • Deadline close on Schellin match funding for Chinook pool and park project

    Tim Leeds|Updated Mar 26, 2024

    Representatives of Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation said in a press release they want to give an update on a funding opportunity to help rehabilitate the Chinook pool and Sweet Park. “As you may know, the wonderful Schellin Family pledged $100,000 towards the Chinook Pool and Park Project,” the release said. “… As of today, we are currently at $30,122.16 donated towards the match and we would like to encourage folks from near and far to help match their amazing donation.” The Chinook Pool was built in 1976 and is no...

  • Local News - Easter egg hunt set in Havre-Hill County Library

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    The Havre-Hill County Library is holding an Easter egg hunt Friday. The hunt will be held in the juvenile book section in the library following Family Storytime which starts at 10:30 a.m. “Kids of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to attend,” a release from the library said. “As always, this library program is free and open to the public....

  • Letter to the Editor - Let commissioners know what you think about board appointments

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    To Editor and readers: The Hill County commissioners will be dealing with appointing county boards at the commissioners’ business meeting this coming Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m. Citizens should have the opportunity to comment on how the commission will handle board appointments at this upcoming commissioners’ business meeting. Serving on county boards and committees is one of the few means for citizens to participate in and influence what will be happening in the county. At times, finding people to serve on county boards and...

  • The Postscript: Living with a cat

    Carrie Classon|Updated Mar 26, 2024

    We have had our adopted Mexican street cat, Felix, for a month now. “Has he bulked out?” I asked my husband, Peter, as we watched Felix, standing on his back legs and walloping the tattered mouse hanging from his sisal scratching post. Felix looked like a boxer, beating the remaining stuffing out of his helpless little toy mouse. Bits of fur and mouse innards were strewn around the kitchen. But the carnage was not limited to the kitchen. Living with a cat, you start to eye gra...

  • Backlash: Women's History Month in a post-Roe world

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    It’s 2024, but it feels like we’re back in 1991 this Women’s History Month. Back then, President George H.W. Bush was following in the footsteps of his predecessor Ronald Reagan by continuing to appoint conservative judges to the federal bench, and Roe v. Wade was expected to fall. Radical anti-abortion activism had gained prominence and strength. Popular media was awash with stories pushing the myth that women were dissatisfied and unhappy — and feminist ideals of women’s empowerment were to blame. Then a blockbust...

  • Obituary - Joyce Diane Schepp

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    Joyce Diane Schepp, 77, was called home Tuesday, March 19, 2024, joining her beloved husband, Ed Schepp. Joyce was born June 15, 1946, to Clark and Winifred Nelson in Havre, Montana. Joyce graduated Harlem High School in 1964. Proceeding high school, Joyce married Dennis Frey and they had three children, Shawn, Dallas and Michelle. They later divorced. Joyce married Jim Gallus and they welcomed a son, Randy, and later divorced. Joyce met the love of her life in 1985, Ed... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly business meeting

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    Editor’s note: The Hill County Commission submitted an amended agenda for its Thursday business meeting after print deadline today. The amended agenda will be printed in Wednesday’s edition of Havre Daily News. The full agenda follows. The Hill County Commission will hold its weekly business meeting Thursday in the Commission Office at 10 a.m. The agenda for the meeting is: Meeting called to order Approval of last week’s minutes Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Employment Budgets Abatements... Full story

  • For the Record, March 26, 2024

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    Havre Police Department Officers searched for but couldn't find an intoxicated man having trouble walking reported on Eighth Avenue Monday at 10:07 a.m. -- The Child Abuse Hotline made Havre area a report at 10:28 a.m. Monday. -- Jesse Lee Schoening of Havre, 34, was arrested on a state District Court warrant served at probation and parole offices Monday at 2:21 p.m. -- A caller on 11th Street asked officers Monday at 3:28 p.m. for assistance for two juveniles who were...

  • Agenda - Hill County Public Cemetery District

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    Hill County Cemetery District will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 29, at the cemetery office. • Call to order • Public comment • Approval of minutes from previous meeting • Old business • New business • Claims....

  • Blue Ponies win on Cut Bank's indoor courts

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 26, 2024

    Thanks to a purchase former Cut Bank legendary head coach Jim Gregg made decades ago, the Havre High tennis teams usually get to make their season debut no matter the weather. And while the weather was atrocious outside this past weekend, the Ponies, along with Cut Bank and Conrad, got their tennis season started on the indoor courts in the Cut Bank Gymnasium. And Havre did quite well, too. The Blue Pony boys beat Cut Bank 4-3 in the opening dual, with the doubles teams Carter...

  • Correction - Sunnyside Intermediate School trade fair

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    In the student advertisements shown in the Havre Daily News special section Monday about the Sunnyside Intermediate School trade fair, on page B1 Havre Daily News misspelled the name of Kiley Bebee from Mrs. Thompson’s class. See the corrected version on this page.... Full story

  • Skylights ink NCAA DII transfer

    George Ferguson|Updated Mar 26, 2024

    The recruiting season has fully begun for the Montana State University-Northern Skylights. Northern women's basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Emma Wass to join the Skylight program this fall. Wass, a 6-0 post player, will have one year of eligibility remaining. She played the past three seasons at NCAA Division II Alaska-Fairbanks, and will earn a degree in sports management. "Emma is a great addition for us. She understands how to play with her back...

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