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  • Stone Child dedicates education building to former president

    Derek Hann|Updated Jul 1, 2019

    Friday, Stone Child College held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a newly dedicated building, the Dr. Nathaniel St. Pierre Elementary Education Building, The Creator Looks Upon Him, in the memory of the college president who died in 2017. “A lot of the things that we continue to do were his vision,” college President Cory Sangrey-Billy said in an interview. “We just feel that we owe that to him, to name this after him because he was a big part to a lot of the success we’ve...

  • People defy rain to rally against cancer

    Derek Hann|Updated Jul 1, 2019

    Cancer never sleeps, and participants in this year's Relay For Life walked late into the night Friday in Chinook despite the rain to raise awareness and funds for cancer patients. "All of us who had cancer, we are survivors, we did not let it beat us down and we are the lucky ones and the strong ones," keynote speaker John Hebbelman said. "Relay For Life, like we are doing tonight, is one of the groups that help find cures and help patients with wigs, transportation and...

  • For the Record, July 1, 2019

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    Havre Police Department A First Street Northeast caller reported Friday at 9:05 a.m. the door to his apartment was broken. -- A vehicle crash between a car and pickup was reported at First Street and Second Avenue Friday at 12:33 p.m. -- A 1:09 p.m. Friday call for assistance was referred to the Tri-Agency Task Force. -- Officers were asked Friday at 3:57 p.m. to assist another agency on a medical call. -- Keenan Lewis Doney of Havre, 29, was arrested on charges of aggravated...

  • County Health Department in Timmons Room

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson said that while flood damage is cleaned up in the Hill County Courthouse Annex, the County Health Department is using the Timmons Room on the bottom floor of the courthouse. The meeting of the Hill County Park Board scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Timmons Room has been moved to the Community Center at the Great Northern Fairgrounds. A storm driven by high winds dropped .41 inches of rain at the Havre City-County Airport Thursday. Peterson said the rain led to some flooding in the annex...

  • Senior respite vacations give caregivers much-needed time off

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    Jeff Anderson A contributing writer for A Place for Mom If you speak with any family caregiver, you will quickly learn how hard it can be to care for a senior loved one full time. Whether you’re caring for a parent or a spouse, the role is consistently difficult, and caregivers can use senior respite vacations to help themselves avoid becoming exhausted and overwhelmed by their most difficult tasks. Learn more about senior respite vacations for caregivers and the ways that you can arrange for one. Caregivers Need Breaks T...

  • Wisdom and Grace: North to Alaska

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    When you read this, Rod and I won’t be around. Lord willing, we’ll be somewhere in the middle of Alaska. I had hoped that we could make our trip as soon as I retired. That would have been 2018. I had dreamed that shortly after my retirement from Northern Montana Health Care, we would get in the pickup and head north. As things happen, something better came along … and her name is Janessa Renee Jorgenson. She is the much-anticipated and loved daughter of our daughter Beth and her husband Jeff. She arrived six weeks early...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly business meeting

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    The agenda for the Hill County Commission weekly business meeting Wednesday at 10 a.m. is: Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Claims Employment Two and commisioners’ approval of hire for a new extension agent Tax adjustments Resolutions Contracts Budgeting for future computer upgrades. Triangle Communications lease of tower above the Hill County Courthouse Board appointments Policy updates Interdisciplinary Child Information and School Safety Team County permit approval Subdivision/survey a...

  • Obituary - Patricia Ann "Patti" Brenna

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    Patricia Ann "Patti" Brenna of Havre, age 86, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, due to natural causes. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 5, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church of Havre at 3:00 p.m. and will be followed by a celebration of life at Havre Elks Club at 5:00 p.m. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Patti's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at... Full story

  • Obituary - Robert Lee Gomke

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    Robert Lee Gomke of Kremlin, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Northern Montana Hospital due to natural causes. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Beaver Creek Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to the family; the funds will be used to plant a section of trees in Robert's honor at Beaver Creek Golf Course. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with... Full story

  • Local News - Havre Daily open July 4, closed July 5

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    The Havre Daily News will publish on Independence Day, Thursday, but will not publish Friday 5 to allow its employees to have a three-day weekend. The office of the Havre Daily will close at 4 p.m. Thursday. Businesses that are not open July 4 will receive their July 4 paper next Monday, July 8....

  • Local News - Transit buses stop over Independence Day holiday weekend

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    Press release The North Central Montana Transit bus system will not be running Thursday or Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The buses will resume their normal schedule next Monday. The staff members of the transit system wished everyone a safe Fourth of July weekend....

  • Museum holding book sale starting Independence Day

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    From Blaine County Museum Blaine County Museum will be hosting a book sale Thursday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Old stock will be sold in order to raise money for new books and gifts. Select Montana photography books, history books, cookbooks, gifts and copies of Montana Magazine will be reduced up to 75 percent. All other book store items will be 10 percent off. For more information contact the museum at 357-2590....

  • Fireworks prohibited on Forest Service lands

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    From U.S. Forest Service HELENA — As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest reminds visitors that fireworks are prohibited on all state and federal lands, including Forest Service; however, there are many other activities that people can do on the Forest. Fireworks — and the possession of fireworks — are prohibited on National Forest System lands, at any time of year. While exploring the national forest during the holiday, visitors are asked to be careful with fire. If campi...

  • Elite Room for an Elite Program

    George Ferguson|Updated Jul 1, 2019

    When the old swimming pool at Montana State University-Northern was filled in, and a floor laid over the top of it, it wasn't just a goodbye to an old, out-dated facility. Instead, it was the birth of something else. The area formally known as the Northern Montana College Pool was converted into a facility for the MSU-Northern wrestling team to use - something that, at the time was sorely needed. Before the Lights moved into the facility, they used to practice in a tight...

  • Another weekend of fatspitch fun for all

    Chris Peterson|Updated Jul 1, 2019

    With seven teams playing and a number of former Havre athletic greats, the Shaina's Challenge Fastpitch softball tournament was a success once again this past weekend at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field, even if a team from Havre didn't end up taking home the hardware. The team that emerged from the seven-team field victorious was Tire Rama of Missoula, which knocked off Valley Furniture, another team from the Missoula area. Tire Rama scored 12 runs in the first inning of the...