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  • Pyette, Hagen take the stage with a legend for the third straight year

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Local thespians Kate Hagen and Jay Pyette are working with Hollywood legend Ed Asner for the third straight year in this year's Montana production of "God Help Us" at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre. Asner said Wednesday in a telephone interview that he loves coming to work in Montana. "It's a Big Sky, I love Big Sky," he said. "You don't stand a good chance of picking up the virus while you're there, and we've always had a ball in Montana." Asner came to Havre in October 2018 to...

  • Blackfeet shut border with Glacier for rest of season

    Pam Burke|Updated Jun 26, 2020

    The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council voted Thursday to close the reservation’s western border, shared with Glacier National Park, for the remainder of the tourist season. The border closure, which the tribe’s release said includes Two Medicine, Chief Mountain, St. Mary’s, Cut Bank Creek and many glacier roads, is in response to Thursday’s report of the highest daily number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montana since the outbreak reached the state. This action is an amendme...

  • Congress, rail passenger association question Amtrak cutting schedule

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Amtrak has announced it will reduce service on its long-distance trains including The Empire Builder that runs along Montana's Hi-Line en route from Chicago to Portland and Seattle. Amtrak plans to reduce long-distance services to three days a week starting Oct. 1. "Due to the long-term impact of COVID-19 on ridership, Amtrak has made the decision to operate with reduced capacity through Fiscal Year 21," Amtrak Government Affairs and Corporate Communications Public Relations M...

  • Governor announces update on visitation in nursing homes, assisted living facilities

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Staff and wire report Some local nursing homes and assisted living facilities are looking at updated directives could allow some increased visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Steve Bullock announced Thrusday an updated directive that permits safe visitation in nursing homes and assisted living facilities that are able to follow infection control protocols per guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I’d like to offer my thanks to the staff... Full story

  • Work starting on St. Mary Diversion, continuing in Congress

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Construction began Monday on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that suffered a catastrophic failure from a structure that collapsed in May. Meanwhile, work progresses in Congress to change the funding for the project and move forward on a complete rehabilitation of the century-old system, part of the Milk River Project that provides irrigation water in the river. Milk River Joint Board of Control Project Manager Jenn Patrick said no real updates or decisions points have been made beyond the start of the...

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 829 with 29 new cases.

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 95 with 14 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 80,161 with 1,829 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 22. The number of recoveries was 589 and the number of active cases was 218. The new cases by county were in: Gallatin: 9 new cases, 231 total Yellowstone: 6 new cases, 144 total Missoula: 5 new cases, 63 total Ravalli: 4 new cases, 22 total Big Horn: 2 new cases, 72 total Flathead: 1 new case, 52... Full story

  • Senior Center News, June 26, 2020

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    North Central Senior Center, June 29 through July 3 Menu by Earlene DeWinter Subject to Change Monday — Chicken Broccoli Casserole, Salad, Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Cookies Tuesday — Salad, Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Cake Wednesday — Sweet & Sour Pork, Rice, Egg Rolls, Poorman Bars Thursday — Cheese Burgers, French Fries, Salad, Cookies Friday — Closed in observance of Independence Day holiday The Senior Center’s doors are still closed to the public. We are providing limited services. Remember to...

  • Agenda - Hill County Public Cemetery District

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Hill County Cemetery District will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the cemetery office. • Call to order • Public comment • Approval of minutes from previous meeting • Old business • New business • Claims...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly calendar

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Any meetings taking place at the Health Department are required to wear a face mask or covering with no exceptions Monday Center for Mental Health Meeting in Great Falls Tuesday Payroll and claims 10:30 a.m. — County Road Department meeting 11 a.m. — Sewer variance meeting — Community Center at the Great Northern Fairgrounds 1 p.m. — COVID-19 update phone conference 2 p.m. — Sheriff budget meeting 3 p.m. — Justice of the Peace budget meeting Wednesday Regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. — Weekly busine...

  • Agenda - Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Havre Middle School. The agenda for the meeting is: A. Call to order 1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Roll call 3. Welcome to visitors 4. Agenda deletions or corrections, and additions allowed by policy, if any B. New business 1. Review of letters of interest from district employees for interim district superintendent position — Letters are available as public records upon request and at the board meeting. A list of employees who submit letters by the M...

  • For the Record, June 26, 2020

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Havre Police Department Alfred C. Morsette of Havre, 32, was issued a summons on charges of driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license and failing to carry proof vehicle insurance during a vehicle stop on Sixth Street Thursday at 11:44 a.m. -- Thursday at 4:18 p.m., a Fifth Avenue caller reported vandalism. -- Stephanie Rae Spottedeagle of Havre, 46, was arrested on a charge of partner or family member assault after a caller reported a domestic disturbance at 9:30...

  • Park board makes call for applicants for committees

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Press release The Hill County Park Board is looking for four people interested in serving on three baord committees. The following positions are at the end of their term. Finance and Planning Committee: One position, community member Rules and Regulations Committee: One position, community member Grazing Committee: Two positions, one rancher and one community member with resource knowledge Applicant requirements and applications for each committee can be obtained from the Hill County Commissioners Office and the Beaver Creek...

  • Obituary - Robert Dale Bolan

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Robert " Robbie" Bolan went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at the age of 58 after his health started to decline due to a stroke in March. Robbie was born March 20, 1962, in Ogden, Utah, to Gerald G. and Cynthia L. Bolan (Simonson). He spent his first nine years growing up in Ogden then, with the passing of his father, his mother remarried. They moved to Kemmerer, Wyoming, where he spent his childhood and part of his adult life. He later moved to Ha... Full story

  • Obituary - Ashley M. Sutherland

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Ashley M. Sutherland, 31, passed away at Benefis Medical Center in Great Falls Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Wake services began at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, and her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, all at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.... Full story

  • Obituary - Samuel Frederick Vogel

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Samuel Frederick Vogel of Havre, 95, died in Great Falls June 10, 2020. Cremation has taken place and funeral services will be Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Havre. A luncheon will follow the service. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor's choice. Samuel was born in Havre Jan. 14, 1925, to Otto and Mollie (Sauter) Vogel. He was raised on the family farm northeast of Kremlin and attended school in... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Warburton and Magic Carpet Travel

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Dear editor, I want to publicly thank Tracey Warburton of Magic Carpet Travel. She worked tirelessly to get me home from Italy when flights across the Atlantic were in short supply and many of those on the limited flight schedule were being canceled. If I recall correctly, five of the flights that Tracey booked for me ended up being canceled, but she pressed on, working from home after her office was closed during the lockdown. (Upon my return home, I completed a two-week quarantine.) You can't imagine the stress I was...

  • View from the North 40: It's an all-out invasion of erratic winged-flappers

    Pam Burke|Updated Jun 26, 2020

    The annual migration of miller moths is officially in full swing, and researchers at Colorado State University have said we should expect to see abundant numbers this year. Unfortunately, their assessment is spot-on accurate. One night this week I even had to abandon my office to escape repeated onslaughts from these gray-brown nuisances — my metal-handled swatter no longer able to bear the strain of our dual. I could hear a few of them clamoring around the ceiling light t...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Tyrel Kjersem, Havre Northstars

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Jun 26, 2020

    The summer is going strong in regard to a certain sport. As the days go by, the fields are seeing a lot of action from the many teams that are able to compete, including the Havre Northstars American Legion baseball club. There have been some ups and downs so far, but some stellar players have contributed a great amount to the Havre club, among them senior Tyrel Kjersem. Kjersem has been playing baseball ever since he could walk and has been with the Northstars for four...

  • It's that time again, time for Shaina's Challenge

    George Ferguson|Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Like everything else in sports, this weekend's Sixth Annual Shaina's Challenge International Men's Fastpitch Softball Tournament will seem different. After all, everything is different during this coronavirus pandemic. And yet, the more things change, the more they stay the same. As has been the norm on the last weekend in June, the Shaina's Challenge tournament, named in honor of former Montana State University-Northern volleyball player Shaina Evans, who was killed in...

  • College News - Downs graduates from University of Utah

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Press release SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The University of Utah announced that Blake Downs of Chinook, Montana, whose major is listed as Bachelor of Arts in film and media arts, was among 8,628 graduates in a first-ever virtual commencement ceremony April 30. The 151st general commencement can be viewed online at . The graduating class of 2020 includes students who graduated summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020. Students in the Class of 2020 ranged in age from 18 t...

  • Havre Community Pool lists hours

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    The Havre Community Pool announced new hours beginning Monday. The schedule is: Lap/Fitness Swim 6-8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday Swim Lessons 9-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday Lap Swim Noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday Recreation Swim 1-2:45 Monday through Friday Havre Lions Swim Team Practice 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday Swim Lessons/Lap swim half of pool will be lessons, half of pool will be lap swim 5-6 p.m. Monday through Friday Lap Swim 6-7 p.m. Monday through Friday Family Swim 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday...

  • Out Our Way: Trust me - Judges 6:11-13/Esther 4:14

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Out our way, I find I am still a greenhorn in many ways. But I have Charlie to keep me going the right way. There have been times he has pointed me in a direction I did not think was the right way, and I simply had to trust him. And he was always right. The longer I knew Charlie and rode with him, the more I learned to trust him and be guided by him. Thus, I never got lost even in unfamiliar areas. In my daily devotional reading this morning was an interesting and I think prophetic statement. Although written many years ago,...

  • Roping Religion: Don't ever give up

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Many of the ideas and scriptures for this article are from the devotional “God Wants You To Win!” by world champion calf roper Jeff Copenhaver. As believers in Jesus we need to encourage ourselves when the going gets rough and not give up. We need to finish the race in order to win the race. Over two decades ago I went back to school in order to become a school counselor. On at least three different occasions I thought about quitting college because the going got tough. Some of the assignments were extremely difficult for...

  • Pastor's Corner: Remember to stick together

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Pandemic, protests, politics … literal lions, tigers (each species caught COVID-19 at the Bronx Zoo in April) and bears (grizzlies spotted 5 miles from our home in Big Sandy). Oh my. For a while, we could laugh with exasperation. “Murder” hornets sighted. Earthquake swarms at Yellowstone. Starving and aggressive street rats. Wild boars getting into hidden stashes of cocaine in Italy. I think the straw that broke the camel’s back for me this week was the reports of historically massive dust storms sweeping from the Sahara acro...

  • Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

    Updated Jun 26, 2020

    Respect, what is respect, Lord? It seems like our idea of respect has really changed in the last decade or two, wouldn't You say so, too, Lord? Perchance, do any of us even remember that, in essence, respect might be admiration, consideration, deference, honor, reverence, regard or even value. In this day and age, psychedelic shorts and a cap are worn in church - we pause a moment to wonder, where is respect for the house of God? Calling the pastor by his given name in...

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