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Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition


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  • Keeley retires after 31 years with American Greetings

    Updated May 5, 2023

    Press release People will be missing a familiar face in the greeting card section. Havre resident Ellen "Ellie" Keeley has retired from her position as an American Greetings merchandiser after nearly 31 years of service, the company said in a release, adding, one her favorite sayings was "Buy a Card." "Ellie was a treasured and respected member of the American Greetings family, as well as by the staff members in the stores she serviced; most recently, Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods...

  • Special Olympics Flame of Hope comes to Havre Wednesday

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 4, 2023

    Law enforcement officers came into Havre Wednesday carrying the torch on their leg of the Montana Special Olympics Torch Run. The run was set to start again this morning, taking the torch, the journey of which started in Wolf Point, south on U.S. Highway 87 toward its final destination at the opening ceremonies of the 2023 State Summer Games in Bozeman May 17. A release from Special Olympics Montana said the relay has 10 starting points around the state with hundreds of...

  • Celebration of completion of Bear Paw fire hall set for Sunday

    Patrick Johnston|Updated May 4, 2023

    The Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting an open house at their new and long-awaited fire hall south of Havre from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Department Chief Josh Bebee said the event is a thankyou to the community that supported the construction of the hall, which the department has been trying to get for years. "We are so happy," he said. " ... Just having a place that we can call home, it's an amazing feeling." Efforts to get a fire hall for the department hav...

  • Obituary - Anna D. Hofer

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Anna D. Hofer, 68, passed away due to natural causes Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at her home. Wake services began at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2023, and will continue until her funeral service, which will take place at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2023, in the Hidden Valley Colony Church. Burial will follow in the Hidden Valley Colony Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Anna’s online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for her family at h... Full story

  • Public hearing set on conservation district stream permitting changes

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Press release The Hill County Conservation District will hold a public hearing May 18 on its proposed revisions for natural streambed and land preservation act rules governing the administration of the district’s stream permitting program. The revision will include changing the time frame for an applicant to appeal a board decision from 15 days to 30 days per House Bill 383 that become law during the 2019 legislative session. The permitting, covered by 310 rules, is under protections covered under the Montana Natural S...

  • For the Record, May 4, 2023

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Havre Police Department A two-vehicle crash was reported at a U.S. Highway 2 West business Wednesday at 6:29 a.m. -- Tiffany Daniella Cowan of Havre, 37, was arrested on a criminal contempt charge after arriving at the police station at 8:21 a.m. Wednesday, late for a 247 Sobriety Program check-in. -- A 14-year-old was issued a summons on a shoplifting charge after a caller at a First Street business reported Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. finding evidence on video of a theft. -- A...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Chloe Shennum, Havre track

    Kason Clark|Updated May 4, 2023

    This Saturday at the Havre Middle School Track, the Havre High track and field teams will celebrate their senior day during the Havre Lions Invitational. One of the seniors who will be honored is Chloe Shennum, who is excited to compete at home one final time. "I hope to get pretty good times so I'm looking forward to that," Shennum said. "I look forward to meets because I love competing and it's another chance to get a better time. Every time I compete, I feel like I learn...

  • Blue Ponies head to Billings for the Mayfair Invitational

    George Ferguson|Updated May 4, 2023

    It’s right back to work for the Havre High tennis teams, and the clock is ticking. Havre travels to Billings Friday and Saturday for the annual Mayfair Invitational, hosted by Billings Central. And with just two weeks until the Northeast A Divisional Tournament, Havre needs to make big strides. And the Ponies will get plenty of chances to do just that in Billings. On Friday, Havre faces East Helena and Livingston, then plays Miles City, Glendive and Hardin Saturday. The P...

  • Local Golf Report: Summer golf season is underway

    George Ferguson|Updated May 4, 2023

    It’s about time for league golf to start. And the warm weather has finally arrived in Havre for it. At Prairie Farms Golf Course, Women’s League will start tonight at 5:30 p.m., while Men’s League will begin Tuesday and Wednesday, also teeing off at 5:30 p.m. At Beaver Creek Golf Course, Men’s League begins tonight as well. Good luck to all the players in all of the leagues and have a great season. League secrataries, don’t forget to send me your results by each Sunday ni...