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  • A win for grandma's cookies

    Updated May 12, 2015

    My grandma made amazing cookies. They weren’t just the best on the Hi-Line. They were the best in Montana. I’m sure those are fighting words to anyone lucky enough to grow up with doting grandparents. However, if she were still here to bake them today, I could prove it thanks to a new law. As of Oct. 1, my grandma could have sold her baked goods to the public. With bipartisan support, House Bill 478 passed the Montana Legislature easily and provides a new tool for food entrepreneurs by implementing cottage food. As of Oct...

  • For the Record, May 4, 2015

    Updated May 6, 2015

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated an 8:33 a.m. Friday call from Washington Avenue about three vehicles that were rummaged through and a base plate of a stereo taken out of one. —— Officers investigated an 8:58 a.m. Friday call from Washington Avenue about another vehicle being broken into. —— Officers investigated a 9:56 a.m. Friday call from 19th Street about a drink-holder and glove box broken and some change taken from the inside of the calling party’s van. —— Officers investigated a 10:01 a.m. Friday call from...

  • UPDATE: 17-year-old alleged attacker's name released

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated May 5, 2015

    The 17-year-old boy who is accused of breaking into a Havre apartment complex and stabbing and injuring three people is Justice Brown. Brown lives in Havre and is originally from Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. He had a hearing in juvenile court today. He is charged with three counts of attempted homicide and one count of aggravated burglary and was picked up on a federal state District Court warrant. More information will be in Tuesday’s issue of the Havre Daily News....

  • Dana James Stanley

    Updated May 4, 2015

    Dana James Stanley (Day-Eagle), 49, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, May 3, 2015, on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. His wake service will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2015, followed by his funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, both held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Rocky Boy. Burial will be held at Parker Family Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Dana's online...

  • Three people stabbed at home

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated May 4, 2015

    Havre police officers arrested a 17-year-old boy on charges that around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, he broke into a residence and stabbed three people, Havre police said this morning. Havre police have not released the name of the suspect. Officers arrested the youth on three charges of attempted homicide, one charge of aggravated burglary and on a state District Court felony warrant. He was transported to Cascade County Juvenile Center to be held until he is tried. Officers for the Division of Criminal Investigations finished...

  • Nursing graduates receive their pins at ceremony

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated May 4, 2015

    The 2015 graduates of the nursing program at Montana State University-Northern crowded with their friends and family into the 5th Avenue Christian Church for the annual nursing pinning ceremony. At the pinning ceremony, each graduate was given a pin to commemorate the hard work and time they have put into acquiring their degrees. Current nursing program director Janice Starr, former nursing program director Lisa O'Neil and guest speaker Raeanne Wall spoke at the ceremony to...

  • Northern graduates take the stage

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated May 4, 2015

    The 2015 Montana State University-Northern graduates walked across the stage to receive their diploma in the Armory Gymnasium Saturday. MSU-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel, Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and Student Senate President Andrew Potter spoke to the hundreds of former students, their family members and friends gathered in the gym about the future of the graduates. Kegel said he still remembers sitting years before where the graduates were that day. "I hope that your...

  • Spring Craft Show set for Saturday at Holiday Village

    Tori Thomas|Updated May 4, 2015

    More than 20 vendors will be at this year’s Spring Craft Show that is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Holiday Village Mall. Chandra Moomey, Holiday Village Mall manager, said a wide variety of items will be available for purchase this year, including jewelry, candles, wood crafts and knives. Moomey said in addition to local crafters and vendors, some people will be traveling from across the state to sell their merchandise. “We have some from Great Falls. We have some from Browning and Helena…,” she said. As of n...

  • Rails Inn evictions on hold

    John Kelleher|Updated May 4, 2015

    Last Monday, tenants at the Rails Inn, a motel on 2nd Street converted into low-income apartments, found handwritten notes from owner Jim Dewitt of Glasgow taped to their doors, telling them they were evicted and had 72 hours to vacate. The note said that rent hadn't been paid and no insurance had been paid on the building. That apparently meant that Havre realtor Sheila Forshee, who leased the building, had not made her payment or purchased insurance. The note sent some of th...

  • Havre Public Schools salutes senior citizens

    John Kelleher|Updated May 4, 2015

    Havre High School student Marcee Murphy sang a solo, "6-foot-2," as the last performance at the Havre Public Schools Salute to Senior Citizens Sunday afternoon. It had the refrain, "I don't care what you look like." "I'm glad my wife said the same thing," joked Havre School Superintendent Andy Carlson, as he took the podium. It was light-hearted touch to an afternoon program designed to thank senior citizens for their support of the school system over the years. This is the...

  • CASA experiencing torrent of new cases

    Updated May 4, 2015

    CASA press release During the first four months of 2015, CASA of Hill County has received more new child abuse and neglect cases than were filed in all of 2014. The result is that the program, which trains and coordinates everyday citizens from the community to speak for abused children in court, is under unprecedented strain. “It is impossible to over state how concerned I am — in fact all of us: our volunteers and board of directors, too — how concerned we are over this spike,” said Mark Douglass, the local CASA directo...

  • '406 Hospitality' customer service training set for May 20-21 in Havre

    Updated May 4, 2015

    Press release Representatives of local convenience stores, lodging properties, visitor information centers, museums, outfitters, restaurants and any business greeting visitors to the area are invited, free of charge, to attend the new “406 Hospitality” seminar in Havre. Business owners, managers, and front-line staff are encouraged to attend together. For the convenience of the business community the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce and Havre Tourism Business Improvement District will host two sessions of the training at the...

  • Meyers' Capitol experience

    John Kelleher|Updated May 4, 2015

    G. Bruce Meyers said he was exhilarated and terrified when he took his seat in the Montana House. At 66, this political newcomer is the most unlikely of state lawmakers. A Native American Republican with no political experience, he was elected from the most Democratic district in the state by defeating a respected opponent. But in a western version of “Mr. Meyers Goes to Helena,” he went to the state Capitol and made his mark in his first session. He reflected on the recently completed session Friday at the Hill County Pac...

  • Our View: Kegel for Chancellor

    Updated May 4, 2015

    More than 40 people spoke at a public forum Thursday morning in favor of naming Greg Kegel permanent chancellor of Montana State University-Northern. Speaker after speaker cited Kegel’s temperament, judgment, ability to create a teamwork atmosphere and his ability to calm tense situations. Faculty, students, administrators and local governmental and business leaders joined in pushing for Kegel’s permanent appointment to the position he has held since the fall. The comments match what we’ve heard in the coffee shops and gather...

  • Letter to the Editor: Looks for help paying medical bills

    Updated May 4, 2015

    Editor: People of Havre, thank you for your support. Havre Grateful Bread will be in business six years in May. For that I’m truly thankful that I have been able to pursue my passion for baking this long has been a blessing. The business is doing well. Unfortunately, my mounting medical debt, leftover from my cancer treatment and new ones from my cardiac event and others threaten to end my time as a baker. The money I make making dough isn’t enough dough to pay all my regular bills and leave any money for the medical deb...

  • Correction: Praise heaped on Kegel during hearing

    Updated May 4, 2015

    An article in Friday’s edition of the Havre Daily News titled “Praise heaped on Kegel during hearing,” incorrectly stated that Greg Kegel does not have the credentials to be eligible for chancellor. He has the appropriate credentials to be eligible....

  • Agenda: Hill County Water District

    Updated May 4, 2015

    The Hill County Water District meeting will be Wednesday, May 6, at 8 p.m. at the District’s shop/office at 104 2nd St. in Hingham. • Recognition of visitors; public comments, limited to any matter not on this agenda and within the jurisdiction of the District Board — three-minute time limit per speaker. • Call to order and approval of minutes of previous meeting • Old business • Other old business • New business: 1. Employee report 2. Financial report 3. CD renewal 4. Review of Proposed Ordinance 2015-2 reinstating S...

  • Havre water main flushing set for 4th Street

    Updated May 4, 2015

    To maintain the quality of drinking water in Havre, Public Works periodically needs to flush the water system through city hydrants. Tuesday through Thursday, Havre Fire Department personnel will be flushing hydrants from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on 4th Street. While flushing is occurring in the neighborhood, residents may have low water pressure or discolored water. If the water is discolored, people may want to avoid washing clothes. When flushing is finished, people can run cold water until clear. For more information, call...

  • Skylights ink second transfer post prospect

    George Ferguson|Updated May 4, 2015

    Montana State University-Northern head women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat continues to make post players a priority in his 2015 recruiting class. Last week, Mouat announced the signing of Sierra Richards to join the Skylight program this fall. Richards is a 6-0 post player from Lower Columbia Community College. “Sierra is a major addition for us,” Mouat said. “She brings an excellent back to the basket game and has great savvy around the rim. She played extremely well on her...

  • Pony netters progress in Helena

    Chris Peterson|Updated May 4, 2015

    Under warm, sunny skies, the calendar turned to May for the Havre High tennis teams at the prestigious Helena Invitational. And while HHS head coach George Ferguson wasn’t ready to declare his Blue Ponies ready for the upcoming Central A divisional tournament just yet, he did say his teams took a big step toward being ready. “The Helena Invitational is the best of the best in Montana,” Ferguson said. “It’s the cream of the crop in high school tennis going head-to-head. And, as...

  • HHS softball team loses two close ones at home

    Chris Peterson|Updated May 4, 2015

    The Havre High softball team was looking to close out its season at home with a bang. Unfortunately, Lewistown and Conrad-Choteau had other ideas as the Blue Ponies dropped a pair of hard-fought games to close out their home schedule. The Ponies played two home games Saturday at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field as part of the Havre Invitational. In the first game against Central A conference rival Lewistown, the Ponies lost a three-run lead to drop the game 8-7. Then, in the...

  • Pony thinclads wrap up the regular season

    Chris Peterson|Updated May 4, 2015

    The Havre High track teams closed out a busy week Saturday as the Blue Ponies hosted Malta and Lewistown in a track triangular. The meet at the Havre Middle School track was the final tune up for the Ponies before they head to Belgrade for the Central A divisional meet May 15-16. After competing in the Glasgow Top 10 meet last Tuesday, both Havre and Malta held back some of their top athletes and as a result, Lewistown ran away with both meets. The Lewistown boys finished firs... Full story