Articles from the April 17, 2020 edition

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 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Some school elections still on, some canceled due to pandemic

Editor’s note: This corrects some misinformation about returning ballots for other people under the requirements of the Ballot Interference Prevention Act. Havre Public Schools Superintendent Andy Carlson said the Havre School... — Updated 4/20/2020 Full story


Bullock: Phased reopening will be worked through next week on potentially for after April 24

Gov. Steve Bullock is saying in a press conference that Montana will be working next week to set up a phased re-opening if the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop. He... — Updated 4/19/2020

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Excitement abounds for upcoming Oakwood Village purchase

Excitement and hope have been inspired by the recent announcement that the Montana Department of Commerce has confirmed funds for a project to rehabilitate Oakwood Village... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story


The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 422 with 7 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 54 with 21 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 10,244. The number of deaths was 8 with one new death reported in Toole... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Sunnyside moves on with distanced learning

Sunnyside Intermediate School's principal said the school's distanced learning program seems to be functioning well. "First of all, I am going to say I'm just completely impressed... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

COVID-19 impacting ag industry, final effects unknown

This week’s Solid Finances webinar hosted by Montana State University Extension had economists examining the COVID-19 pandemic’s continuing effects on the agriculture industry and its supply lines. MSU Professor of Economics... — Updated 4/17/2020

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

FSA making preparations to deal with COVID-19 fallout

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency is making preparations for the potential financial fallout of COVID-19 including making more flexible loans available to farmers and ranchers in Montana. These efforts... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story


Election administrator gives mail-in ballot information

Press release Hill County will be conducting the June 2 Federal Primary Election as an all-mail ballot election. With the spread and concerns over COVID-19 and per the directives issued by the governor’s office, people and the go... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story


Obituary - Carole Ann (Lindelow) Filler

Carole Ann (Lindelow) Filler, 85, went to her Lord April 12, 2020, and will be buried in Highland Cemetery next to her husband, Bill, at a later date once services resume. Carole... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story


Daines selected to sit on bipartisan White House task force to reopen America

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Steve Daines U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced Thursday he was chosen by President Donald Trump to join a bipartisan White House Task Force to provide counsel to Trump to safel... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story


Regents make standardized tests scores optional, temporarily, for MUS admittance

Press release The Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education voted Thursday to temporarily suspend the Montana University System’s requirement that students provide ACT or SAT test scores for admission to its four-year... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story


Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly calendar

Monday 1:30 p.m. — Building manager meeting Tuesday 10:30 a.m. — County Road Department meeting — phone conference 5:30 p.m. — Great Northern Fair Board meeting — Public access via GoToMeeting, https:... — Updated 4/17/2020


Agenda - Great Northern Fair Board

The Great Northern Fair Board will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Northern Fairgrounds Community Center, but due to social distancing and the stay-at-home directive, public access will be restricted to GoToMeeting online... — Updated 4/17/2020


For the Record, April 17, 2020

Havre Police Department Patrick Howard St. Marks of Rocky Boy, 54, was issued a summons on charges of shoplifting and violation of conditions of release, after a caller at a First... — Updated 4/17/2020


Letter to the Editor: Glad an official expressed my shutdown concerns

An editing error in a letter to the editor that ran in Wednesday’s edition of the Havre Daily News misrepresented the point of the letter. In Loretta Park of Havre’s letter expressing support for Diane McLean raising concerns... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Timber Creek Village distributing Ding Dong Ditch bags

Staff members at Timber Creek Village are making "Ding Dong Ditch" bags filled with essential groceries to pass out to people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Administrator Tina... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story


Senior Center News, April 17, 2020

North Central Senior Center April 20-24 Menu — Subject to change Monday — Sloppy joes, french fries, salad, cookies Tuesday — Spiced applesauce, roast pork with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, Gingerbread Wednesday... — Updated 4/17/2020

 By George Fergson    Opinion

From the Fringe: Hey forecasters, we sure could use some good news right now

We all know spring weather can be rough around these parts. And April has been exactly that. This month has been rough.  Because it can be so bad, often times, we want to “kill the messenger” so to speak when it comes to... — Updated 4/17/2020

 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: The pandemic can't keep a good laugh down

I am very pleased to announce that despite, and sometimes even because of, the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is still generating odd news. This fact alone made getting up and... — Updated 4/17/2020

 By Aarron Thompson    Sports

Tale of Two Seasons for Skylights

The basketball season is always a special time for the Hi-Line, especially when it comes to the collegiate level. College basketball has been known to bring about exciting, intense... — Updated 4/17/2020

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Lights land standout DCC transfer from Scobey

The Montana State University-Northern Lights have landed their second Montana standout in their 2020 recruiting class. Northern head coach Shawn Huse announced Wednesday that the... — Updated 4/17/2020


On Theology and the Christian Life: The grace of visible community

At the moment, we’re all in a kind of pandemic-inflicted exile. And exile, no doubt, is always hard. Nevertheless, as God is gracious, there is ever an opportunity to teach and learn. What can be learned when, in our community... — Updated 4/17/2020


Out Our Way: God's remuda - John 15:16-17

Choosing the right horse for the job is important. Back in the day of the big trail drives, every cowhand had a string of horses, most of which were selected for their particular talents. Some horses were best for roping, while... — Updated 4/17/2020


Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, it was interesting when a friend shared that the dictionary defines Easter as a Christian festival which celebrates the resurrection of Christ. Easter, Sunday,... — Updated 4/17/2020


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