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Articles from the April 26, 2024 edition


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  • Obituary - Connie I. Rick

    Updated Apr 29, 2024

    Editor’s note: This version corrects the age and address previously listed. Connie I. Rick, 58, passed away due to natural causes Friday, April 26, 2024. Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Connie's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2024, at 5927 72nd St. W, Havre. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Connie's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for her family at https://www.hollandbonine.com .Connie I. Rick Connie I. Rick, 6... Full story

  • Brown bag lecture on Aeromatics set for Wednesday

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Montana State University-Northern will continue its Spring 2024 Brown Bag Lecture Series with a presentation titled "Unlocking Sustainable Aromatic Hydrocarbon Production: Insights from Experimental and Theoretical Investigations," by Randy Maglinao, Ph.D., senior research scientist at the Advanced Fuels Center; Evan Davison, a recent Northern graduate; and Amos Taiswa, Northern graduate and Ph.D. candidate at Montana Tech Nanotechnology Laboratory in Butte. The event will be... Full story

  • Senior Center News, April 26, 2024

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    North Central Senior Center April 28 to May 3 Menu Monday, April 29 — Spaghetti, garlic bread, veggies, dessert Tuesday, April 30 — Corn dogs, macarone and cheese, dessert Wednesday, May 1 — Sweet-n-sour meatballs, rice, vegetables, dessert Thursday, May 2 — Asian chicken wrap, vegetables, fruit, dessert Friday, May 3 — Tuna salad, clam chowder soup, fruit, dessert Drinking water boil advisory in effect for our city: As of April 19, 2024, a water boil advisory went into effect due to the possible presence in the water system... Full story

  • Obituary - Betty J. Holden

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Betty J. Holden, 91, passed away due to natural causes at the Northern Montana Care Center Sunday, April 14, 2024. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Havre Assembly of God Church with Pastor Joel Benson officiating. Burial followed in Highland Cemetery. Betty's family has suggested memorial donations be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice. Holland... Full story

  • Havre Daily online only today

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Due unexpected computer support issues in the production department problems, the Havre Daily will be online-only today. Subscribers will receive the TV Guide. Subscribers can access the full website and also can access the e-edition, an electronic PDF version of the full paper, on their computers after 1:30 p.m. today or shortly earlier when today’s edition goes live. Subscribers who do not already have access to the e-edition can gain access by going to the website at https://havredailynews.com , clicking on “Free Tri... Full story

  • Quick pics: Relieving stress at the car wash

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

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  • Celebrating History: Bank reorganization underway

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    By Emily Mayer Work continued to reorganize the Security State bank in Havre, and on April 24, 1924, The Havre Daily Promoter printed encouraging news on the subject: MEETING TONIGHT TO EXPLAIN PLAN OF REORGANIZING SECURITY BANK The meeting of the depositors of the Security State Bank of Havre, called to have the contract for reorganizing the bank explained, will be held tonight at the court room of the district court in the court house. Originally the meeting was called for the high school but the giving of a play there... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor - I"m tapped out

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Dear Salvation Army, I have donated pretty faithfully in the past years, but now I am also struggling to make ends meet. Perhaps you could ask Ukraine or some of the other dozens of countries we send foreign aid (my tax dollars) to if they could spare some cash. Maybe some of the illegals coming freely across our borders could share a bit of the money they are given, whatever the source of funding that is. Perhaps our politicians could share some of their pay and perks. Maybe they could hook you up with a sweetheart deal... Full story

  • Looking out my backdoor: Heart attack

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Apr 26, 2024

    The other morning, I visited with a long-time friend who lives in California. We don’t visit frequently, but when we do, it’s always good. Ideas fly and grow and develop and land in our deep hearts. My friend Anne belongs to a small church with an aim to make a difference in their community, to really matter to those they serve. With all the best intentions in the world, they formed a committee to put together gift bags for people in their area with no fixed abode. “Ho... Full story

  • Tackling the rising cost of housing in Montana together

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    More than 100 years ago, my grandparents made a life for our family on a homesteaded plot of land outside of Big Sandy that we still farm to this day. I’ve been blessed to call Montana home my entire life and to always have a place to rest my head after a hard day’s work. Unfortunately, finding an affordable place to live has become a challenge for far too many Montanans. As I travel across Montana, I hear about how housing challenges are hurting working families. From Missoula to Kalispell to Bozeman, all the way to sma... Full story

  • Obituary - Danny Joe Kegel 10/18/1947 - 3/21/2024

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Danny Joe Kegel after a long battle against Parkinson's. He peacefully, and finally free of pain, departed this life March 21st at the age of 76. Dan was a dedicated farmer and rancher who tended to the gifts of nature and God to provide for his, and his family's, prosperity. He spent countless hours nurturing crops and caring for livestock, embodying the timeless traditions of agriculture. He worked hard, persevered, and... Full story

  • Obituary - Barbara Mae Kropp

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Barbara Mae Kropp of Kalispell, Montana, 87, passed peacefully to her heavenly home January 19, 2024 at Logan Health. Barbara was born September 6, 1936 in Fairview, Montana and lived there until the family moved to Havre, Montana where she graduated from Havre High School. Barbara had two sisters, Sandra and Jackie, and a brother, Dougie. Barbara married Leonard (Gus) Vercruyssen in Hamilton, Montana, in 1955, and they were blessed with two daughters, Vicki and Linda, who... Full story

  • Obituary - Margaret Ramona Maze

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    After a long, valiant battle with dementia, Margaret Ramona Maze passed away at the Care and Comfort Home in Havre with her son and daughter at her side Saturday, April 20, 2024. Margaret and her twin sister, Marlene, joined older sister Juanita November 6, 1933. Her parents were Lorraine and Henry DeMars. Margaret was a lifelong resident of Havre, attending local schools and graduating from Havre High School in 1952. She met and married the love of her life, Norman Maze, Dece... Full story

  • Obituary - Arvid Burton Ous

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Arvid Burton Ous, 88, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at the Northern Montana Hospital of natural causes. His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at the First Lutheran Church in Havre with Cheryl Muncy officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Highland Cemetery. Memorials in Arvid's honor may be made to The North Central Montana Everything Antique Show, Gildford Community Park or to a memorial of the donor's choice. Please vi... Full story

  • Prescribed burns planned in Missouri Breaks Monument, CM Russell refuge

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Press release In a crucial step toward maintaining the health and resilience of our public lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management are set to conduct prescribed burning activities on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Weather permitting, these activities will commence Monday, April 29, and are expected to cover up to 14,374 acres over three weeks. The burns will occur during daylight hours and be visible for several miles. The... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Monday, April 29, 2024 8 a.m. — Center for Mental Health Meeting in Great Falls 9:30 a.m. — Commissioner working session in the Commission Office 1:30 p.m. — Building manager meeting in the Commission Office Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10:30 a.m. — Road department meeting in the Commission Office Claims and payroll Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Regular business hours Thursday, May 2, 2024 9 a.m. — Chippewa Cree Business Committee meeting at the Rocky Boy tribal office 10 a.m. — Commissioner’s weekly business meeting in the Commissio... Full story

  • Havre High track and softball teams right back at it

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 26, 2024

    With spring weather looking better, the Havre High track and softball teams will hit the road for the final weekend of April. The Blue Pony track teams will be at a meet in East Helena Saturday, where the Ponies will see some Southwest A powers, as well as many Class B and C schools. Havre head coach Kari Filius' teams have been thriving, having swept several meets recently, and the Havre girls having won four meets in a row. The HHS girls are spurred on by sprinters like... Full story

  • Lights ink wrestling, rodeo standouts

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 26, 2024

    The MSU-Northern wrestling team, of head coach Tyson Thivierge, recently added a great wrestler to the program in Ronan's Landon Bishop. Bishop was a three-time state placer and a 2024 state Class A champion at 170 pounds for the Chiefs. He's expected to compete in the upper weights for the Lights. Meanwhile, Rodeo Head Coach Doug Kallenberger recently announced the signing of Colter Froshaug to join the Lights program next year. Froshaug is 6-5 steer wrestler and team roper... Full story

  • Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    You know, Lord, some of us were chatting about our life when we were kids. One friend shared that when she was about 4 years old, her mom's friend stopped by to visit. She said, "Even at my young age, I was chatty. That is, until Mom's friend turned to me and said, 'You have diarrhea of the mouth.' "She might have said it with a smile on her face, as I don't think she really meant to insult me, but her words felt like a gut punch - even way back then. I thought to myself, 'I... Full story

  • Pastor's Corner: Practicing the discipline of servant humility

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    (John 13:1-17) So far in this important election year, I am not seeing any Servant Humility. How about you? Jesus washed the disciple's feet in order to demonstrate the humility with which his disciples are to continue as messengers of his Word and his Way. Jesus told the disciples that they must be willing to do as he had done (see John 13:14-17), and that they would be blessed as they became stewards of what he was teaching them. It was a lesson in the deep humility they... Full story

  • Out Our Way: Follow the leader?

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Romans 18:17 "Watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you learned." Out our way, there are often more than one "leader" in the herd whom the other cattle will follow without question. The "herd" mentality dominates and if for whatever reason this cow or that appeals to others, they will follow without thought. But what happens when two different leaders going on different trails arise and call the herd to follow?... Full story

  • For the Record, April 26, 2024

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Havre Police Department Offices issued a written or verbal warning after a caller from a business on the 700 Block of First Street reported a person tried to walk out without paying for items. An employee was able to recover the items but the person kept walking, the caller said. -- Officers making a motor vehicle stop at 2:03 this morning on Second Avenue arrested Abigail Catherine McBeth on charges of driving under the influence, intoxication by drugs or alcohol, and... Full story