Articles from the May 29, 2020 edition

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Agenda - Hill County Park Board Meeting

Hill County Park Board Meeting Editor’s note: This version adds two items left out due to an editorial error. The Hill County Park BoardJune meeting will be at the Beaver Lodge, 5:30 p.m., at Camp Kiwanis Monday, June 1. The... — Updated 5/30/2020


City, county talking about ambulance service

The city of Havre and Hill County are negotiating an agreement for the Havre Fire Department to continue providing ambulance service outside the city limits. The Hill County Commission began communicating with the city of Havre... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Health Department issues guidance for high- population events

The Hill County Health Department released documents this week to the public providing guidance for people looking to hold events with more then 50 attendees and asking for details about how these events would stay within Gov.... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By George Fergson    Local

Summer outlook: It could be a hot one

After two historically bad one’s, the winter of 2019-2020 was anything but. In Havre, temperatures were more than seven degrees above normal from Dec. 1 to Feb. 29, while a meager 13 inches of snow fell in that same timeframe.... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Four decades in the weeds

Terry Turner, who was recently awarded the Montana Weed Control Association's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual banquet in Great Falls, has been working for the Hill... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Josh Heitzenroder appointed to the Great Northern Fair Board

In a series of 2-0 votes the Hill County Commission approved a number of actions at its weekly business meeting Thursday including the appointment of a new member of the Great Northern Fair Board. Hill County Commissioner Mike... — Updated 5/29/2020


The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 493 with 8 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 67 with 2 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 38,529. The number of deaths was 17. The number of recoveries was 448 and... — Updated 5/29/2020


Obituary - Cindy Schubert

Cindy Schubert, daughter of Larry and Joanne (Weyh) Schubert, passed away May 19, 2020, due to complications of sepsis at Benefis Hospital. Cindy was born July 12, 1965. She... — Updated 5/29/2020


From the Courts - State District Court: Dion resentenced to six years with last suspended

A state district judge resentenced Erica Dion to six years with the last suspended a week-and-a-half after originally sentencing her to six years with none suspended for an assault with a weapon charge. Dion pleaded guilty in a... — Updated 5/29/2020


Senators: Trump reverses on Guard COVID active duty

From the offices of Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines Montana’s U.S. senators have said the Trump administration has reversed course on plans to limit the length of service for National Guard members during the COVID-19... — Updated 5/29/2020


Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly calendar

Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Absentee Board to open ballots 5:30 p.m. — Park Board Meeting at Beaver Lodge at Camp Kiwanis in Beaver Creek Park Tuesday 10:30 a.m. — County Road Department meeting Wedensday 2 p.m. — Unified... — Updated 5/29/2020


Agenda - Havre City Council

Havre City Council will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The meeting agenda is: Call to order Pledge of Allegiance Roll call Minutes Committee reports Public comment on agenda items 1 through 9. For items not on this agenda,... — Updated 5/29/2020


Agenda - Hill County Water District

The Hill County Water District Board will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the district’s shop and office at 104 Second St. in Hingham. The meeting agenda is: Recognition of visitors Public comment limited to matters not on the... — Updated 5/29/2020


For the Record, May 29, 2020

Havre Police Department Brint Weston Mack of Havre, 28, was issued a summons on charges of trespass to vehicles, theft, criminal mischief vandalism after a caller reported a... — Updated 5/29/2020


Red Cross: Urgent need for blood donations as hospital demand increases

Press release GREAT FALLS — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By Aarron Thompson    Sports

Northstars ready to shine

COVID-19 had plans to disrupt the 2020 Montana American Legion baseball season, but the league improvised, adapted and overcame the obstacle to move forward with a summer season,... — Updated 5/29/2020


Letter to the Editor - Losing a teammate brings back memories

Editor, Time goes so very fast and many highlight memories fade more quickly than we realize or accept. Recently the 1970 Havre High football team lost a good player and an outstanding teammate, Steve Vandeberg. Steve was very... — Updated 5/29/2020


Letter to the Editor - To our Hi-Line community

What do you say during a pandemic? What messages are the most helpful? Our simple message from Northern Montana Vision Center is that we are here for you and we are open. Dr. Whitacre and I are here for any of your eye care needs,... — Updated 5/29/2020


Supporting the home team

Montanans, especially those of us who live and work in rural areas and small communities, are a hearty bunch. We literally and figuratively weather storms, we help our neighbors when they need a hand, and we also enjoy a quality... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Satire is no joke, Nimrod

Satire is the only superpower I wield with any sort of natural grace and effectiveness. It’s likely that this shouldn’t be something to brag about, but I would argue that what... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Havre High announces Athletes of the Year

Without a spring sports season was a tough end to the school year for Havre High athletes. And part of that was, no annual spring sports awards banquet for 2020. At the annual banqu... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Havre Girls Fastpitch will start league play next week

Next Tuesday, the Havre Northstars American Legion baseball club will make their long-awaited season and home debut. But even before that, girls fastpitch softball will be returning... — Updated 5/29/2020


College News - Smith named to Dean's List at Dickinson State University

Press release DICKINSON, N.D. — Jared Smith of Havre, Montana, has been named to Dickinson State University’s Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester. At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State recognizes those... — Updated 5/29/2020


College News - Local students receive MUS Honor Scholarships

Staff and wire The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education announced that some local students are among the recipients of 253 MUS Honor Scholarships awarded for 2020. The MUS Honor Scholarship is a renewable scholarship... — Updated 5/29/2020


College News - Downs named to University of Utah's Spring 2020 Dean's List

Press release SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The University of Utah has congratulated more than 7,500 students who were named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List. Blake Downs of Chinook, Montana, whose major is listed as Film and Media... — Updated 5/29/2020


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