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Articles from the July 16, 2019 edition

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  • Montana's congressional delegation weighs in on Trump 'go back' tweet

    Tim Leeds|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    The members of Montana's congressional delegation have jumped into the controversial Twitter war started by a tweet President Donald Trump made Sunday telling four progressive congresswomen they should "go back" to the countries they are from. And some are raising controversies of their own. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., completely backed Trump in a tweet of his own Monday. "Montanans are sick and tired of listening to anti-American, anti-Semite, radical Democrats trash our...

  • City Council approves new assistant fire chief

    Ryan Berry|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Havre City Council approved the assignment of Nathan Courtnage as the Havre Fire Department's new assistant fire chief Monday evening during the twice-a-month council meeting at Havre City Hall. "It is with great pleasure to recommend the appointment of Nathan Courtnage to the position of assistant fire chief," head Fire Chief Mel Paulson told the council. "Nate, with 14 years of firefighting experience, exceeds all the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of...

  • 2019 Great Northern Fair underway with main events starting Wednesday

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    The 2019 Great Northern Fair has started this week, with 4-H starting setup Sunday, open class entry exhibits being accepted Monday and today, 4-H interviews taking place this morning and setup in the Commercial Building also starting this morning. The full activities start Wednesday, with open class entries open for viewing, the midway opening and arena entertainment starting with the Junior Rodeo at 7 p.m. A slate of free entertainment also is set, and free activities are ha...

  • Town Pump grant adds Hose Monster to Fire Department arsenal

    Ryan Berry|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    The Town Pump Charitable Foundation has donated $2,600 worth of equipment to the Havre Fire Department through a grant program, and Assistant Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage said the city's firefighters have already put their new Little Hose Monster to use. Havre's Hose Monster is a part of a 10-piece hydrant flow testing bundle that is used "to measure water flow-rate and to diffuse and divert discharge water in fire pump testing, fire flow testing, and main flushing," according...

  • Obituary - Eunice The Boy

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Eunice The Boy of Havre, age 70, passed away due to natural causes Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls. A wake service will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., when a funeral will be held, all at the Fork Belknap Community Center. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Eunice's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence... Full story

  • Obituary - Zonie Paluck Zygmond

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Zonie Paluck Zygmond of Havre, age 87, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, due to natural causes. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Havre; burial to follow at Highland Cemetery. Memorials in Zonie's name may be made to the Care and Comfort Home. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home have been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Zonie's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence... Full story

  • For the Record, July 16, 2019

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Havre Police Department A caller reported Monday at 9:10 a.m. fining a possibly stolen Skihl saw behind a Second Street West business. -- A car vs. motorcycle crash was reported on First Street West at 10:55 a.m. Monday. Havre police reported today no injuries were incurred. -- A 16-year-old and two 13-year-olds were each issued a summons on a charge of trespass to property after someone reported juveniles climbing on a building at 10:09 p.m. Monday on First Street. Hill Count...

  • Local News - Skatepark closed for improvements

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Press release The Havre city government announced the Havre Skatepark is closed due to improvements being made and will remain closed until Wednesday, July 24. The city of Havre apologized for any inconvenience. For more information, people can call 265-5781....

  • Letter to the Editor - Bullock has lost touch with Montana and Montana values

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Editor, What is the U.S. Climate Alliance? It is a domestic group formed specifically to undermine President Trump’s excellent decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Now, by executive order, Part-time Gov. Steve Bullock has undermined all of Montana by aligning Montana with the U.S. Climate Alliance. This is so wrong. To begin, Montana is the Treasure State, not the “Fly Fishing State.” Sure, Montana is a great state for recreation, but to quote state Sen. Al Olszewski, “Montana’s wealth comes from the groun...

  • Letter to the Editor - Chinook blood drive again a success

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Editor, The Chinook Community Blood Drive was another success. We collected a total of 46 pints on a goal of 40. Great job Chinook! Each donation can save up to three lives. Because of your generosity, 126 lives will be saved. Kurtis Slaughter was a first-time donor at this drive. The canteen was hosted by the Presbyterian Church and the Zion Lutheran Church. The sandwiches and sweet treats were, as always enjoyed by all of our donors, volunteers and guests. We are so happy to have you as part of our team in this important...

  • Letter to the Editor - The bright side of a tough day

    Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Editor, “Havre, it’s the People” was brought to light once again this past week. Last Wednesday, Gary & Leo’s experienced an electrical fire in our refrigeration compressor building. The IGA and HealthMart crew, led by Brenda Friede, assistant store manager, quickly assessed the situation and jumped into action. Because of their efforts, our customers were evacuated and most all our perishable product was protected and saved. I’m also happy to report that no one was injured. In addition to that, we were fortunate enough to...

  • Great Northern Fair full of fun sports

    Chris Peterson|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    There are few things that feel more like summer than attending the fair and this week, people from Havre and the surrounding areas will get that chance with the Great Northern Fair set to open Wednesday. However, the 2019 Great Northern Fair will be about much more than great food and fun events. It will also offer sports fans unique opportunities that go beyond some of the things we normally see. Of course, the rodeo is always going to be part of the festivities and that's...

  • Keller to be a Lady Griz

    Chris Peterson|Updated Jul 16, 2019

    Kyndall Keller already has a strong case to make as one of the greatest girls basketball players in the history of Havre High. And the fact that she is now committed to play basketball at the University of Montana will only cement that status further. Keller made the announcement on her Twitter account late Sunday night, as she verbally committed to play basketball for the Lady Griz starting in the 2020-21 season. Keller, a three-time All-State selection, will head to Missoula...

  • Updated Jul 11, 2019