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Articles from the June 22, 2023 edition

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  • Liberty County 4-H receives Red Ants Pants Foundation grant

    Updated Jun 23, 2023

    Havre Daily News staff Editor’s note: This version clarifies that the non-profit Red Ants Pants Foundation provides the grants, not the for-profit women’s workear company Red Ants Pants. Red Ants Pants Foundation announced that Liberty County 4-H Council in Chester has received a grant in the foundation’s 2023 Community Grant. The White Sulphur Springs-based nonprofit foundation gave the 4-H Council $1,000. “The Liberty County 4-H Council provides financial support and guidance to their local 4-H youth clubs,” a release a...

  • Fair board talks Great Northern Fair preparations

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Editor’s note: This version adds comment from Emily Mayer about proposed talks about the Faber Schoolhouse and Homestead Shack. The Great Northern Fair Board announced at their monthly meeting Tuesday that new bathrooms are being installed on the fairgrounds in front of the grandstand and they are on track to be operational by this year’s fair. The board approved at the meeting a bid to install the foundation for these new bathrooms, with board member Ken Erickson saying they should have the building set up and the bat...

  • Work underway on U.S. Highway 2 east of Havre

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Work is being done on Highway 2 east of Havre, which may delay drivers on that road for the next few weeks. Montana Department of Transportation Havre Area Engineering Project Manager Mike Moore said MDT and Schellinger Construction are milling off the top section of the roadway and placing new pavement. The project starts just west of Pork Chop Hill and runs about 10 miles east. He said they are also performing a chip seal, replacing signs, removing guardrails at the bus...

  • Low turnout, little support, at chicken ordinance meeting

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    The Havre City Council's ordinance committee met Tuesday to take public comments on a proposal to allow people to own chickens in city limits, drawing only a handful of attendees, most of them against the proposal. The city considered adopting an ordinance to allow the ownership of chickens in 2015 but it was voted down 5-2. In recent months, Havre resident Al Garver has asked the council to reconsider that decision and asked that they consider a similar ordinance, but one...

  • 'Fox hunt' set at ham radio field day in Havre

    Tim Leeds|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    The local ham radio club is inviting people to come watch — and use — amateur radios and take the opportunity to hunt for an electronic fox. Hi-Line Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the American Radio Relay League — ARRL — Field Day Saturday from noon to Sunday at US Bank Park on 11th Street west across from Montana State University-Northern’s Tilleman Field, club member Heather Hinckley said. Throughout the event, the club will be holding fox hunts, she added. “It’s called fox hunting, but it’s really hunting...

  • Montana centenarians to be honored in October

    Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Press release The Department of Public Health and Human Services will honor Montana centenarians during the 54th annual Governor’s Conference on Aging Oct. 3, 2023. The annual conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Great Falls. Centenarians will be honored during a noon luncheon. DPHHS is asking Montanans who will turn age 100 as of December 31, 2023, or those who are already over the age of 100 to submit their name and a brief profile. “This is an excellent opportunity to honor Montana cen...

  • Sign-up open for surplus drawing hunitng licenses and permits

    Updated Jun 22, 2023

    HELENA — Starting today, hunters can sign up for leftover licenses and permits that were not distributed by the drawing through MyFWP on the FWP website at . The resulting Surplus License List will be randomized with hunters at the top of the list contacted via email with instructions to finalize their purchase within a specified time. To be placed on the Surplus License List, resident and nonresident hunters can sign up through the MyFWP portal. This process requires hunters to keep their email address cur...

  • Obituary - Dorvin 'Midge' Gruszie

    Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Dorvin “Midge” Gruszie, 79, passed away June 19, 2023 in Missoula, MT. A vigil will be held Friday, June 23, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. and a funeral service will be held Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Services will be held at St Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Chinook, MT.... Full story

  • Obituary - Kevin J. Knutson

    Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Kevin J. Knutson, 62, passed away June 7, 2023, after a short battle with lung cancer, at his home in Forest Grove, Oregon. Kevin was born in June 1960 in Havre, Montana, to Arlen and Donna (Donoven) Knutson. He was raised in Kremlin, Montana, until the third grade, when his family moved to Hillsboro, Oregon. In 1976, his family moved back to Kremlin. At KG High School in Gildford, Montana, Kevin excelled in sports and charmed the ladies. After graduation, Kevin worked on the... Full story

  • For the Record, June 22, 2023

    Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Havre Police Department Edwin Vernel Franklin of Havre, 63, was issued a summons on a criminal contempt charge after a 24/7 Sobriety program no-show reported Tuesday at 8:04 a.m. at the police station. -- A caller at a First Street business reported that a man had kicked in a door and broke it Tuesday at 8:05 a.m. -- Child Protective Services reported a domestic disturbance Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. -- Sasha Valeen Longknife of Fort Belknap, 39, was arrested on charges of trespass...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Avery Antonich, Havre basketball

    Kason Clark|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    With few sports to compete in during the summer, young athletes across the Hi-Line are doing whatever they can to keep themselves active. For young basketball players, some of them are attending the Skylights basketball camp at Armory Gymnasium this week. Avery Antonich from Havre has been attending these camps the past few years and once again attended the Skylights camp this week. Every time she attends a camp, Antonich said, she learns something new. "I've learned that...

  • Aurora Complex should bring big changes to MSU-N football and the community

    George Ferguson|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Congrats to Montana State University-Northern. As the Havre Daily News reported earlier this week, $25 million in funding from House Bill 5 for the Aurora Complex at Northern has been approved. And I just have to say, I'm so pumped for the school and for Havre. I have followed the construction of the Lights' football stadium since the beginning. I sat in on early meetings about the project and the Aurora Complex was always in the initial drawings. Of course, the stadium...

  • Graham promoted at Independence Bank

    Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Press release Haley Graham was recently promoted to bookkeeping manager for Independence Bank. In her new role, she will guide all bookkeeping operations for nine Independence Bank branches and one Independence Bank LPO/DPO. Graham has spent the last eight years in the financial industry, working as a customer service representative and a loan processor. She came to IB in 2022 as a bookkeeper and has played an integral role on staff over the past year. "We were so fortunate...