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  • Five face off in race for two school board seats: Holden

    Patrick Johnston|Updated May 3, 2021

    Michele Holden is running for a seat on the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees for a three-year term. Five candidates are vying for two three-year terms, with the top two vote-getters taking the seats. Holden said she has a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's degree in human rights law and a degree in counseling education, which she's made use of as a mental health therapist for children. She said her experience in this field has prepared her for this positi...

  • Five face off in race for two school board seats: Ingram, Pulse

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 3, 2021

    Editor’s note: Pulse and Ingram did not provide photographs to Havre Daily News. Pulse called Havre Daily News Thursday afternoon to say she had not realized the paper had called her. Havre Daily News called the number provided by the school district as contact information and left messages. Ingram said he was not available for interview Wednesday but tried to call Havre Daily News Thursday evening. The article was printed Thursday morning. The original version of this story used the wrong day, Thursday, to say when he a...

  • For the Record, April 29, 2021

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Havre Police Department Wednesday at 11:48 a.m., someone at the police department reported a sexual or violent offender registry violation. -- A two-vehicle crash between a Subaru and a van was reported on First Street Wednesday at 1:06 p.m. -- A caller at a Third Street business reported Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. that a man had repeatedly tried to leave without paying for items. -- Someone at a Montana Avenue business reported finding stolen property Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. -- An...

  • Five face off in race for two school board seats: Larson

    Dane McGuire|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Lorraine Larson, an incumbent on the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees, is running to retain her seat on the board. Five candidates are vying for two three-year terms, with the top two vote-getters taking the seats. Larson was selected at the end of February by the present school board. "I was in education for 40 years. Also, I'm retired. So I think those two things I have going for me," Larson said. Larson taught special education and worked as the school psychologist...

  • Five face off in race for two school board seats: Kennedy-Stiffarm

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Jessica Kennedy-Stiffarm, a local public health nurse, is running for a seat on the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees for a three-year term. Five candidates are vying for two three-year terms, with the top two vote-getters taking the seats. Kennedy-Stiffarm said she would come to the board with a sense of professionalism at all times regardless of any controversy going on and is passionate about education. "I value service and commitment and believe these are attributes...

  • Quick pics: Turkey in the rocks

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

  • State and local COVID-19 update, April 29, 2021

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    People can find online where vaccines are available in their area through https://vaccinefinder.org, operated by Boston’s Children’s Hospital and supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Digital Service. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today’s update was 108,663 with 179 new cases, 1,015 active. The number of active hospitalizations was 54. The number of deaths was 1,570. Blaine County Health Department reported Wednesday evening being notif... Full story

  • Obituary - Loretta C. Loftus

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Loretta C. Loftus, 82, passed away due to natural causes at Benefis Medical Center Monday, April 26, 2021. A visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the Community Alliance Church. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Loretta's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for he... Full story

  • Obituary - Ellis James 'Jim' Haney Jr.

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Ellis James "Jim" Haney Jr., 82, "The Sign Man" passed away peacefully Sunday, April 25, 2021, of natural causes at the Care and Comfort Home in Havre. A mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2021 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Havre. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. The family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Care and Comfort Home in Havre. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services arrangements. Please visit... Full story

  • Obituary - Agnes Cook

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Agnes Cook of Havre, 95, passed away peacefully at the Northern Montana Care Center April 23, 2021. A funeral service is planned for Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Van Orsdel Methodist Church, burial at Highland Cemetery. Full obituary to follow.... Full story

  • Obituary - Maja L. Alvarez (White Eagle Child – Wah-pi-w Ki-hi-w Ah-wah-si-s)

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Maja L. Alvarez (White Eagle Child – Wah-pi-w Ki-hi-w Ah-wah-si-s), 20, passed away at her Coolidge, AZ, residence Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Wake services will begin at 1:00 p.m. today, April 29, 2021, and will continue until her funeral service, which will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021, all at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church with Father Joseph Tran officiating. Burial will follow in the Monteau Family Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been e... Full story

  • New books are at the Havre-Hill County Library

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Havre-Hill County Library Staff Here are some of our newest titles. New fiction "Project Hail Mary" by Andy Weir. From the author of "The Martian" comes another gripping tale of survival in space. Ryland Grace wakes up to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. As Ryland's memories fuzzily return, he realizes the magnitude of the task that now confronts him. Hurtling through space on a tiny ship, it's up to him to unravel an...

  • Letter to the Editor - Larson asks for vote to continue on school board

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    I ask for people’s votes to let me continue in the position on the Havre School Board I was appointed to this year. My tenure as a 40-year veteran educator will help bring education and experience to the board. I taught special education and worked as the school psychologist for the district and also worked with non-special needs students. I also have experience from when I coached track and girls basketball and spent time as the area coordinator for Special Olympics. Being an active listener to parents, and a...

  • Looking out my back door: Fantasies of Phenomena

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    I was going to write about the morning symphony, featuring “Variations on a Theme at Sunrise” with Bell-ringing Bird on timpani. This music assured me that the huge black cloud in the western sky was not a slow-moving tornado but a cloud of smoke coming from the landfill, recently plagued by brush fires. I was going to write about “The Rule of Three,” a phenomenon in my family that mechanical failings trundle down the line in triplicate, always. This past week my washing...

  • In for the long view - long-term

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Management of natural resources needs to be a long-view and long-term proposition. This is not to say that some short-term issues cannot be addressed with temporary short-term action. In managing uses, economic opportunity and values of natural resources, there are and needs to be multiple “tools” available. Limiting ourselves to one tool is not in natural resource values or our best interest. Rarely do natural resource management challenges have single “silver bullet” solutions. In practice managing natural resourc...

  • Applications opening for $28.6B Restaurant Revitalization Fund

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    From U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON — SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced Tuesday the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations Friday at 7 a.m. Mountain Time and open applications Monday, May 3, at 10 a.m. Mountain Time for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. “Restaurants are the core of our neighborhoods and propel economic activity on main streets across the nation. The...

  • SBA launches supplemental targeted advance for small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    From U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration launched April 22 a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan, or EIDL assistance — called Supplemental Targeted Advances — that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supplemental Targeted Advance program is the latest SBA relief program to launch as part of the Ameri...

  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant applications reopened

    Updated Apr 29, 2021

    From U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal Saturday for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief. “We recognize the urgency and need to get this program up and running,” said Barb Carson, deputy associate administrator of SBA’s Office of Disaste...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Kenidee Wolery, North Star

    Kason Clark|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    North Star senior Kenidee Wolery had several options for college. It came down to several schools offering her a chance to play volleyball and Rocky Mountain College offering her a chance to play basketball. After visiting the campus and meeting the basketball team, she decided to sign with Rocky Mountain in order to continue playing basketball. "I really liked the community when I went down there and practiced with them," Wolery said. "The girls were really accepting of me an...

  • Blue Pony tennis teams ready to battle in Glendive

    Havre Daily News Staff|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    By Havre Daily Staff The Havre Blue Pony tennis teams played some tough competition Tuesday in Great Falls. On Friday and Saturday, the Blue Ponies get right back at it. With the postseason just three weeks away, the Blue Pony netters are trying to improve as much as they can so that they peak at the right time, and this weekend's Elks Invitational in Glendive will help them do just that said HHS head coach George Ferguson. "We've had to play catch-up for most of this season,...

  • Lights land Colstrip star Rylin Burns

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    The Montana State University-Northern Lights have added yet another Montana high school standout to their wrestling room. MSU-N head coach Tyson Thivierge recently inked Colstrip’s Rylin Burns, who is a three-time Class B-C state champion. Burns captured the state title at 182 pounds this year in Shelby. It was the third straight time he ended the season as champion. Last year, Burns was the 160-pound titlist. In 2019, Burns was the classification’s 145-pound champ and as a f...

  • Havre's Mason Dionne transferring to MSU-N

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Former Havre Blue Pony Mason Dionne announced via Twitter earlier this week that he is transferring to Montana State University-Northern. Dionne recently completed his true freshman year at Montana Western, where he was set to play running back from the Bulldogs. However, the 2020 Frontier Conference season was cancelled due to COBID-19, and the Dawgs didn't participate in the special spring season the Frontier wrapped up earlier this month. In 2019, Dionne earned a Class A...