Articles from the June 28, 2013 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 28, 2013

Last minute filings guarantee Democrats a council majority

A rush of candidate filings that some expected last-minute on the last day to file in the Havre city elections didn’t happen, with only two contested elections — one a rematch of the 2009 mayoral... Full story


Don't take food stamps off the table

There’s nothing better than summer in Montana. Sweet Flathead cherries, fresh bread baked with Montana wheat, huckleberries and bison burgers on the grill. In Montana, we share our bounty. The main reason Montanans lock their doors in the summer?... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 28, 2013

Stroh to leave Blaine County post for Alaska

Blaine County School Superintendent Lisa Stroh will be leaving her post to become superintendent of the Valdez, Alaska, school district. The Valdez school district gave Stroh a two-year contract with an option for a third year. She will earn... Full story


Kevin Corcoran

Kevin Corcoran, 48, of Williston, N.D., and formerly Havre, Mont., passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston. His funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning, June... Full story


David J. Heimdahl

David J. Heimdahl, 64, died from a sudden illness on June 24, 2013. He was born in Havre, Mont., to Finn and Alice Heimdahl. The family moved to St. Louis Park, Minn., in 1952. David graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1967 and received his... Full story


Marian Buell

Marian Buell of Havre died Thursday, June 27. A full obituary will appear in Monday's Havre Daily News.... Full story


Saturday Market starts next Saturday

All area gardens, bakers and crafters are extended an invitation to participate in Saturday Market at Town Square. The market exploded last summer having on average 40 vendors each weekend, said... Full story

 By Emily Mayer    Local    June 28, 2013

125 years ago, Havre gets ready for the Fourth

This series starts in 1893, 125 years ago, just before Havre’s incorporation as a city. The Havre Advertiser was the newspaper. A one-year subscription to this weekly publication cost $2, or for... Full story

 By Shelby Stormer    Local    June 28, 2013

Botys & Girls Club HELP Camp

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line and the HELP Committee along with the help of Montana State University-Northern put on the HELP Camp Tuesday through Thursday for students 5 through 8 grade.... Full story


Walt Currie did so much more than coach

When it comes to coaches, it’s pretty unique to have the perspective I do. Not only do I get to cover coaches for a living, but I am one myself. And that gives me the opportunity to see both sides... Full story

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    June 28, 2013

North Stars split in doubleheader

After starting Thursday night’s doubleheader with a positive step forward, the Havre North Stars’ night was spoiled by a tough loss. Havre’s Legion Field held two district games Thursday night.... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 28, 2013

Life is like a list of chores

Let us consider, for just one moment, the problem of the common chore. The everyday task, the duty, the promise made, the tedious thing, the burden that which must be completed, if not by you then who. The chore. The thing needing doing of which we... Full story


Don't take food stamps off the table

There’s nothing better than summer in Montana. Sweet Flathead cherries, fresh bread baked with Montana wheat, huckleberries and bison burgers on the grill. In Montana, we share our bounty. The main reason Montanans lock their doors in the summer?... Full story

 By Ryan Pearson    Opinion    June 28, 2013

Summer is here, be safe with your dogs

Now that summer is upon us and everyone is outside enjoying their daily activities, the Havre Police Department has been receiving complaints concerning several city ordinance dog violations. I would like to remind everyone as to what the city of... Full story


Why no refreshments offered at Sounds on the Square?

Havre, the "pride of the Hi-Line." in the Treasure State of Montana ... but do we have some whiners among us? The summer fun activities are wonderful, especially Sounds on the Square on Wednesday evenings. However, in attending the very first... Full story


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, June 28, 2013

Laurel — Northern Agricultural Research Center held its annual Field Day event this week, once again a reminder of the services it offers to area farmers and ranchers and the community at large. This year, Montana State University President Waded... Full story


Silver Airways won't bid on Montana EAS contract

HELENA (AP) — Montana's Essential Air Service provider has announced it won't bid on another two-year contract, but will continue to fly the routes until a new airline is awarded the contract and is ready to begin service. Fort Lauderdale,... Full story


Health care foundation to launch with $40M in bank

HELENA — The Montana Healthcare Foundation will have a hefty $40 million in the bank to start, but just what the nonprofit will do with that money is not yet clear. Attorney General Tim Fox announced the foundation's creation Friday from the... Full story


State investigating Broadwater County DES

HELENA (AP) — The state is investigating allegations that the coordinator of the Broadwater County Disaster and Emergency Services was allowed to contract some DES work to his own company, a Justice Department official said. Division of Criminal In... Full story


Sheriff: Deputy shoots man involved in drug deal

MISSOULA (AP) — Missoula County authorities say an undercover sheriff's deputy shot a man involved in a drug deal outside a casino in Missoula after the man didn't follow police commands. Missoula County Sheriff Carl Ibsen tells the Missoulian...


Foundation will improve Montana health care - but how?

HELENA (AP) — The new Montana Healthcare Foundation will have a hefty $40 million bankroll to start, and up to $200 million after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana's assets are sold in a pending acquisition, but it's not yet clear what the nonprofi... Full story


Helicopter crashes in western Montana river

MISSOULA (AP) — A helicopter crashed in the Clark Fork River northwest of Missoula during firefighting training. The pilot was not seriously injured. Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Kennedy said the helicopter crew was practicing... Full story


Billings man pleads guilty to kidnapping, killing

BILLINGS (AP) — A Billings man charged with kidnapping an Illinois man and his girlfriend from a motel, robbing them and killing the man has reached a plea agreement that calls for him to spend the rest of his life in prison. Simon Elliott... Full story


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