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  • Forshee denies Giveaway House charges

    Tori Thomas|Updated Apr 8, 2015

    Sheila Forshee, former secretary-treasurer of the Giveaway House in North Havre, pleaded not guilty Monday in state District Court in Havre to charges including theft by a common scheme. Forshee was charged with one count of deceptive practices and one count of theft by a common scheme March 9. She pleaded not guilty Monday to both counts before District Judge Daniel Boucher. Forshee's attorney, Melody Brown, requested that Forshee be able to travel outside of Hill County... Full story

  • Quick Picks: Carrying the cross in Havre

    Updated Apr 7, 2015

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  • Quick Picks: Shaking hands in the spring snow

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  • Park Board talks grazing, stargazing

    Tori Thomas|Updated Apr 7, 2015

    The Hill County Park Board held lengthy discussions Monday night concerning a new idea for Beaver Creek Park and grazing monitoring. Robbie Lucke, a board member, discussed his idea of incorporating a new amenity at Beaver Creek Park — a “Night Skies Park.” “If we were to start a Night Skies Park, which would be great for stargazing and things like this, I’m kind of hoping there will be a group that will come along and say that they’d like to do this and start some activities out there so that we really knew that it was goin...

  • Mr. Blue Pony Pageant to be a manly tournament

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Apr 7, 2015

    Lindsey McInerney, the adviser for Havre High School Student Congress, is organizing the event and said that people should expect a good show. "Mr. Blue Pony Pageant is an event put on by student congress where we chose eight different candidates, two from each class, that we thought represented the high school and what it means to be a Blue Pony," McInerney said. The eight contestants were chosen to compete in the pageant from a larger group of nominations. Students were... Full story

  • Havre one step away from urban chickens

    John Kelleher|Updated Apr 7, 2015

    The city of Havre is a step closer to allowing urban chickens after a vote of City Council Monday night. Council voted 4-1 with three members absent to move forward to a public hearing on the question at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, at City Hall. Council could vote for final approval right after that. Four council members spoke in favor of the plan with varying degrees of enthusiasm. Council member Janet Trethewey supported the proposal, saying she thought people were afraid of change, and once the proposal was approved, there... Full story

  • Hearing set on sewer rate increase

    John Kelleher|Updated Apr 7, 2015

    Havreites will have an opportunity at 7 p.m. May 18 to express their views on a proposed sewer rate increase. City officials say they don’t know how much the increase will be yet, but say it will be substantial, perhaps 40 percent. The cost of the hike is largely due to a federally mandated construction of a massive addition to facilities on the north side that are estimated to cost about $9.3 million. The contract has been award to Dick Anderson Construction Co. of Great Falls. City officials have to complete work on the bon...

  • Nalivka's takes second in pizza poll

    John Kelleher|Updated Apr 7, 2015

    After 10,000 votes cast in three rounds of voting, Eugene’s Pizza of Glasgow has won the Montana Pizza Championship. Montana Mint website ran the contest, asking people to vote for their favorite pizza in the Treasurer State. Nalivka’s Original Pizza Kitchen in Havre finished second in the Final Four round of the event. Eugene’s, a fixture in downtown Glasgow since 1962, garnered 48 percent of the vote. Nalivka’s received 34 percent. Howard’s of Great Falls and Me Too Pizza of Culbertson trailed with 11 and 7 percent,...

  • CASA- where ordinary folks make a difference

    Mark Douglass|Updated Apr 7, 2015

    It’s one of those priceless moments in film: In the saddle, crusty old Curly (Jack Palance) turns to wise-cracking Mitch (Billy Crystal) and asks: “Do you know what the secret of life is?” A wry grin on Curly’s weather-beaten face. “No. What?” Mitch quietly responds. “This” says Curly, holding up one finger. “Your finger?” puzzles Mitch. “One thing. Just one thing,” Curly replies. “Just one thing” to change the world. “Just one thing” to make life worth living. “Just one thing” that makes everything else “click.” April is Nat... Full story

  • Current needs for My Neighbor in Need program

    Updated Apr 7, 2015

    From My Neighbor in Need The website http://www.myneighborinneed.org/havre provides local citizens a way to ask for help from their community and a way for community members to give back. Current Needs: Neighbor in Need — Disabled Man, who has a large frame, is in need of a used/clean king size bed — mattress and box spring. The bed he is currently using is beyond its useable life and is unhealthy, but he has nothing else to sleep on. If you are able to help in any way, please contact My Neighbor in Need at 406-301-3919. Tha... Full story

  • For the Record, April 7, 2015

    Updated Apr 7, 2015

    Havre Police Department A 16-year-old was issued a summons after officers responded to a 7:31 a.m. Monday call from Havre High School about a theft. —— Officers investigated a 10:28 a.m. Monday call from 2nd Street about a calling party who wanted help with her son. —— Officers investigated a 1:21 p.m. Monday call from 16th Street West about a scam. —— Officers investigated a 3:17 p.m. Monday call from 6th Street about the calling party’s boyfriend threatening her and she now wanted him removed. —— Ryan Cole Goss, 23, of... Full story

  • Obituary - Carol Marie Doney

    Updated Apr 7, 2015

    Carol Marie Doney, 70, of Hays passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Northern Montana Care Center, surrounded by family and friends. Wake services began at 5 p.m. and rosary at 7 p.m., on Monday, April 6, 2015, at St. Paul's Mission Rec Center in Hays and continued until her funeral Mass, which was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at St. Paul's Mission Church. Burial will follow at St. Paul's Mission Center Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted... Full story

  • Obituary - Ann McLain

    Updated Apr 7, 2015

    Ann McLain, 101, of Havre, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015, due to natural causes. Her vigil service will be at 7 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2015, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at St. Jude’s. A full obituary will follow.... Full story

  • Psychologist to speak in Havre on Indian health issues

    Updated Apr 7, 2015

    Staff report Montana State University-Northern and the Hill County Mental Health Advisory Council are bringing a pyschological researcher home to the Hi-Line to speak on topics related to Native American health in "Explorations in Cultural Psychology." Robert Gone, a member of the Gros Ventre Tribe of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, will make two presentations in the Hensler Auditorium of Northern's Applied Technology Center Wednesday, April 22. The first, "Striving for... Full story

  • Hi-Line Athletes of the Week

    Updated Apr 7, 2015

    Jeff Miller, Havre Tennis Havre High junior Jeff Miller won his last tennis match of the 2014 season, the Class A state championship. Now, Miller is picking up right where he left off. The top singles player is 7-0 on the season through three meets, including last Saturday’s dominating performance at the Havre Invitational where he didn’t drop a single game on his way to three wins and the boys singles championship. It was Miller’s second straight Havre Invite title. He also s... Full story

  • MSU-N cagers earn academic honors

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 7, 2015

    Ten Montana State University-Northern basketball players have earned Frontier Academic All-Conference honors for the 2014-15 season. To be eligible for the team, the student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in standing, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at school the previous two semesters. From the MSU-Northern women’s team, senior Taylor Cummings (design drafting/civil engineering), senior Taybra Teeters (community leadership), junior Taryn Norby (elementary e... Full story

  • Cal Wearley meet springs the track season

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 7, 2015

    When it comes to prep track and field, the Hi-Line has plenty to offer. Year after year, schools from the area produce some of the best Class C track and field athletes around. And this spring should be no different, as several area teams have a boatload of talent. And that talent will be on display Wednesday morning at the Havre Middle School Track as the annual Cal Wearley Invitational kicks off the prep track season in Havre. Once again, Hi-Line teams will headline a large... Full story

  • Local Sports Briefs

    Updated Apr 7, 2015

    Middle School Tennis moved to next Monday The first session of 2015 Middle School Tennis was postponed on Monday night. The first session will now be held Monday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bill Vaughey Memorial Tennis Courts. To sign up for middle school tennis, contact George Ferguson at 390-4142 or at [email protected]. Women's golf league meeting scheduled The women's golf association will hold their annual pre-season meeting on April 23 at Prairie Farms Golf Course. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Pro... Full story