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Articles from the April 12, 2024 edition

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  • Hill County Commission hears objection to county road tax ask

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    At their weekly business meeting Thursday the Hill County Commission heard a complaint about a proposal on this year’s primary ballot to increase taxes for the county’s road department, and reaffirmed their support for the long embattled Senate Bill 442. The complaint was made by Hill County resident Rob Spicher, who said the vote is inherently unfair due to who it affects and who can vote on it. The proposal, which will double the mills collected from county residents for the road department to improve and repair the county...

  • Box Elder Schools closed to clean contamination

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Havre Daily News staff Box Elder Schools issued a notice Thursday evening that the schools will be closed today while a foreign substance found in the school is removed and the schools searched for any other possible contamination. The release just said a foreign substance was found Thursday afternoon and the school will be closed to ensure complete removal of the substance before students and staff return to the facility. This morning Box Elder Schools Superintendent Jeremy MacDonald said they are working with local law...

  • People hear a Taste of Jazz at Havre High

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Havre's Friends of Music Thursday again held its Taste of Jazz fundraiser, with Havre High School band and choir students joined by the Montana State University-Northern Community Orchestra for a night of jazz, refreshments, pie and cake. Friends of Music President Samm Nimmick said the night was a success, with more than $9,500 raised and some donations still coming in, more than $1,000 more than last year. Students were among the audience during the performances serving the...

  • Save the Pronto Pup fundraiser set for April 18

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Editor’s note: The Havre Daily News ran this story in Thursday’s edition with the wrong date in the headline. The full story is being run again with the correct headline. The Havre Lions Club Save the Pronto Pup Pint Night will be at Triple Dog Brewing Company 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, as a fundraiser to help the organization pay for a new fire suppression system in their booth at the Great Northern Fairgrounds. Lions Club member Jim Bennett said they recently found out that their booth is out of compliance and the...

  • 'Outside Mullingar' starting MAT run tonight

    Tim Leeds|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Montana Actors' Theatre is bringing a story from Ireland to Havre. The troupe's production of John Patrick Shanley's "Outside Mullingar" starts at 8 p.m. tonight in the Little Theatre in Montana State University's Cowan Hall. MAT describes the play as "an unforgettable theatrical experience ... a captivating play that will sweep you off your feet and transport you to the lush, rolling hills of Ireland. Set in the charming rural town of Mullingar, Ireland, the story revolves...

  • Brown bag lecture on Algal Blooms set for April 17

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Press release Montana State University-Northern will continue its Spring 2024 Brown Bag Lecture Series with a presentation titled “Algal Blooms Community Health Literacy Program,” by Professor of Biology Terri Hildebrand, Ph.D. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in Hensler Auditorium in the Applied Technology Center, and it is open to the public. Sack lunches are provided but limited, so attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Monday, April 15, at or by cal...

  • Looking out my Backdoor: Birthdays and other afflictions

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    I’ve never made a big deal of my birthdays. In childhood, my birthday presents were always books, which was exactly what I wanted. Coming from family raised during the Great Depression, a gift was a Big Deal. I’m pretty sure my dad never had a birthday present. For decades, beginning in my forties, I began skipping the “9” years. Instead of forty-nine, I became “almost fifty.” I did not see 49 as a positive gain. Almost sixty. Almost seventy. This year, a “9” year, I turned...

  • Obituary - Rosanne Estelle (Knutson) Huitron

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Rosanne Estelle (Knutson) Huitron was born February 24, 1944, to Lloyd and Eleanor Knutson in Havre, Montana. After celebrating her 80th birthday on this earth, she passed away March 3, 2024, after complications with heart disease and is now resting peacefully. Rosanne worked as a waitress, homemaker and an avid gardener. The residents of Deer Park will testify that she had a beautiful yard and a knack for decorating it and her home. She also had a very spec... Full story

  • Clerk of Supreme Court position too important for Ellsworth

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Primary candidate for clerk of the Montana Supreme Court Jason Ellsworth doesn’t understand or respect separation of powers — a core tenant of our American democracy that protects us all. Demonstrated by his newly created “Judicial Oversight Committee” and now the subpoena he recently issued to the Montana secretary of state, Ellsworth continues to show, in addition to his personal criminal and civil records, that he doesn’t think the law applies to him. Worse yet, his actions undermine governmental accountability, judicial...

  • Obituary - Derek L. Wolery

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Derek L. Wolery, 43, a free spirit, wanderer, nomad, left this mortal world on April 2, 2024. A memorial service will be held at Croxford Funeral Home today, April 12, 2024, at 3 p.m. at 1307 Central Ave. in Great Falls. If you know Derek, you know he is irritated that this much has been done for him in his passing. Derek was born June 30th, 1980, in Havre, Montana, to Eileen Grimes. He raised by his mother and father, Leroy and Marilyn Wolery, on a farm in Gildford, MT. He gr... Full story

  • For the Record, April 12, 2024

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Havre Police Department An 11th Street West caller made a complaint about a vehicle at 7:35 a.m. Thursday and no further action was required. -- A Havre area caller reported a child in a car seat improperly Thursday at 8:32 a.m., and officers searched for but couldn't find the vehicle. -- A caller at a First Street West business asked Thursday at 9:21 a.m. for officer assistance and officers opened an investigation on the incident. -- A 9:23 a.m. Thursday caller reported...

  • Agenda - Great Northern Fair Board

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    The Great Northern Fair Board will meet Tuesday, April 16, 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 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 Buildings and G... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission calendar and business meeting agenda

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Monday, April 15, 2024 9:30 a.m. — Commissioner working session in the Commission Office 1:30 p.m. — Building manager meeting in the Commission Office Tuesday, April 16, 2024 10:30 a.m. — Road department meeting in the Commission Office 1:30 p.m. — Unified Disposal meeting in the Timmons Room 5:30 p.m. — Great Northern Fair Board meeting at the Great Northern Fairgrounds Community Center Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9 a.m. — County officials meeting in the Hill County Courthouse Timmons Room 12 p.m. — Hill County Board of Heal... Full story

  • Out Our Way: Grain bucket theology

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Matthew 7:15-20 Out our way, actions speak louder than words. That is true in the pasture as well as in business, city hall or the church. Now, Doc was very clear about claiming to be Babe's boyfriend. He stayed near her most of the time in the paddock and out in the pasture. When we took off with Charlie, he whinnied to Babe upon leaving and when coming home. One day, a new resident boarded her horse named Cowboy for a time in the paddock next to Doc and Babe. Well, old...

  • Pastor's Corner: What does the meadowlark say?

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Last weekend, the mornings were gray and wet - a good weekend to linger in the comforts of one's bed. But as is so often the case for me, nature eventually calls and I have to get up. Besides, the days just refuse to wait around for me. So, per the usual morning routine, I threw on a jacket and tromped outside in my Muck boots. Drops of rain clung to the fresh shoots of grass that the horses eagerly chased once I opened the corral. And as the drumming of their hooves rolled...

  • Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    You know, Lord, a friend, "R.W.," shared how she loved to pamper herself; on and on she went. Some words were quite interesting. Tee hee. She said she loved to shower, to dry herself, using the nice thick towel Granny had given her, then she'd rub some aloe-oil on herself - oh my! She enjoyed that feeling. She said that then she just might get some "routine work" done, wearing a mask, sometimes. She giggled, said that sometimes her "work" made her feel energized and...

  • Blue Ponies roll at Cal Wearley

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    It wasn't their home meet, but, it was their track. And the Havre Blue Ponies made the most of the annual Cal Wearley Invitational, held Wednesday at the Havre Middle School. The HHS girls dominated the event with 244 points, while the HHS boys scored 104 points, both finishing in first place. On the girls side, Kaydence Reiter won the 100 meters, while Macy Brandon was second for the Ponies and CJI's Brie Mattson was fifth. Reiter also captured the 200, while Mattson was...

  • MSU-N Rodeo back for spring

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    It's spring in Montana and rodeo is back - including collegiate rodeo. The Big Sky Region kicks off its spring season this weekend with the Montana State University Rodeo over the next three days in Bozeman. It's one of the biggest college rodeos of the year, and the MSU-Northern teams will be there. The Skylights enter the spring season in first place in the region standings and are poised to make another trip to nationals this summer. The Lights are currently in fourth...

  • Senior center News, April 12, 2024

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    North Central Senior Center April 15-19 Menu Monday, April 15 — Fish sandwich, jojo’s, veggies, fruit, dessert Tuesday, April 16 — Lemon-pepper chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, dessert, fruit Wednesday, April 17 — Brunch bake, fruit, dessert Thursday, April 18 — Pot pie hot dish, fruit, dessert Friday, April 19 — Soup, chef’s choice, dessert IMPORTANT: We again started meals at the Rudyard Center April 8, 2024. We will also be getting out Meals on Wheels. Please be kind, we are going to try to find all the Meals On Whee...

  • Senior Center News - Rudyard, Gildford senior center menus

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    The Hill County Council on Aging has listed the meals to be served at the Rudyard senior center, 406-355-4240. No meals are served Tuesdays. The menus planned for the Rudyard center next week are: Monday, April 15 — Club sandwiches, potato soup, dessert Wednesday, April 17 — McRibs, French fries, veggies, dessert Thursday, April 18 — Chicken Alfredo, breadsticks, broccoli, dessert Friday, April 19 — Pork chops, mashed potatoes with gravy, veggies, dessert Menus are subject to change without notice....