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Articles from the July 18, 2019 edition

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  • Community Center filled with open class entries for fair

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jul 22, 2019

    The Great Northern Fairgrounds Community Center once again is filled with open class entries people submitted for viewing and judging at the 2019 Great Northern Fair. Every year, the fair hosts open class competition where Hill County residents are able to enter anything from culinary arts to home arts, arts andcrafts, floral, sewing items, and so on, to be judged by people who have experience in each field. Open Class is open to Hill County residents who are in pre-school through seniors — with no upper age limit. The e...

  • Schedule of the 2019 Great Northern Fair

    Updated Jul 18, 2019

    Editor’s note: This version includes the food court schedule, which was not available earlier this week. Today 7 a.m. — 4-H market animal weigh scale open 7 a.m. — Bigger Better Barn concessions open to public 9:30 a.m. — 4-H market animal weigh scale closes 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Open class entries viewing 11 a.m. — 4-H Chuckwagon opens to public for concessions and exhibit viewing Noon to 11:30 p.m. — Food court open Noon to 11:30 p.m. — Food court open 2 p.m. — 4-H Small Animal Show (cat, , pocket pet, poultry and rabbi...

  • It's all fun and games ... until someone gets hurt

    Ryan Berry|Updated Jul 18, 2019

    The Great Northern Fair hit full steam Wednesday evening, and with it, so did the emotional ups and downs of fair season. On the north end of the fairgrounds, half-packed rides were swinging people in circles, and attendees were trying their luck at a variety of game booths, all to the sound of country rock blasting from a ride near the 4-H Chuckwagon. A variety of booths were serving up food - including teriyaki skewers, Rocky Mountain Hot Dogs and "the Viking" meatballs on a...

  • Havre's vacation Bible school opens next week

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jul 18, 2019

    A group of local churches is offering a free children’s Bible school next week. Interdenominational Vacation Bible School runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon with no charge for children from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. VBS is sponsored by First Lutheran Church, 265-5881; Messiah Lutheran Church, 265 -2334; St. Jude Thaddeus Church, 265-4261; First Presbyterian Church, 266-6923, and Van Orsdel United Methodist, 265-4232. “My favorite part is just being with the kids,” St. Jude’s Catholic Church Ordained Pa...

  • Obituary - Randy S. Ross

    Updated Jul 18, 2019

    Randy S. Ross, 61, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Pasco, Washington, doing what he loved, traveling the countryside on his Harley. Services will be held Saturday, July 20, in the Chinook High School auditorium with a public viewing at noon followed by the service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at Kuper Memorial Cemetery with a reception to follow at Wallner Hall. Randy burst into his life on Halloween of ’57. His dad knocked on neighbor’s doors, and they, expecting tric...

  • Bullhook Blossoms help Boys & Girls Club earn gardening award

    Updated Jul 18, 2019

    From Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line, in partnership with Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club, earned an Award of Excellence and a $100 prize from the Montana Federation of Garden Clubs at its June annual convention in Miles City. Jody Olson, Paulette Cronk, Linda Hoines and Lela Patera of the Bullhook Blossoms presented the award and the $100 check Tuesday to the Boys & Girls Club and its Garden Club. The money will be used to expand the club's...

  • MSU Extension hires associate director and Weatherization Training Center director

    Updated Jul 18, 2019

    MSU News Service BOZEMAN - Montana State University has announced the hiring of Suzanne Stluka as the associate director of MSU Extension and Chris Dorsi as the director of the Weatherization Training Center. Both Stluka and Dorsi began work July 1. As associate director, Stluka will help oversee an educational network that stretches into 54 Montana counties and all seven Native American reservations in the state. Extension applies unbiased, research-based university...

  • 4-H Horse Show results

    Updated Jul 18, 2019

    Senior Showmanship Grand - Saige O'Neil; Trailblazers Junior Showmanship Grand - Cassandra Gibson; Mountain View Reserve - Hayden Strauser; Sunrise Western Horsemanship Level 3 Grand - Cassandra Gibson; Mountain View Reserve - Hayden Strauser; Sunrise Western Horsemanship Level 4 Grand - Saige O'Neil; Trailblazers Ranch Horse Level 2 Grand - Cassandra Gibson; Mountain View Reserve - Hayden Strauser; Sunrise Western Equitation Grand - Hayden Strauser; Sunrise Reserve -...

  • Obituary - Virginia May D'Hooge

    Updated Jul 18, 2019

    Virginia May D’Hooge of Havre, age 94, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Northern Montana Hospital due to natural causes. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Monday, July 22, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. Memorials in Virginia’s name may be made to Havre Youth Baseball Association, Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-line or St. Jude School. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Virginia’s online memorial page and l...

  • For the Record, July 18, 2019

    Updated Jul 18, 2019

    Havre Police Department A caller at a First Street West establishment reported a broken vehicle window at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday. -- Tawny Sue Campbell of Havre, 30, was arrested on a Justice or City court warrant after a Wednesday 12:42 p.m. caller at a First Avenue location reported possible abuse. -- A Third Avenue business caller reported a possible counterfeit bill at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday. -- Chad Jerome Wolfchild of Box Elder, 34, was arrested on a charge of partner or...

  • Looking out my Backdoor: Bats in my belfry

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Jul 18, 2019

    I was sitting on my front patio talking with my gardener, Leo, when a velvety brown bat fluttered between us and landed in a hollow metal rafter supporting the patio roof. Ah, I had wondered if bats might be moving in. This morning there were figs on the floor below the bat perch. (Figs in full, figs in processed form, but identifiable by seeds.) Several neighbors have false fig trees which drop a nasty fruit, not a true fig. Bats haul these fruits to their perches but drop...

  • Youngsters shine in Hi-Line Junior Rodeo

    Updated Jul 18, 2019

  • It's time for the Great Northern Open Rodeo

    George Ferguson|Updated Jul 18, 2019

    Two weeks ago, it was the Bear Paw Roundup in Chinook. Last night, it was the Hi-Line Junior Rodeo. Now, it's time for the cowboys and cowgirls to take center stage inside the arena at the Great Northern Fairgrounds. Tonight, the 2019 Great Northern Open Rodeo will take place, with plenty of excitement - and prize money on the line. The Great Northern Rodeo will feature traditional events, such as bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling,...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Tony Filler, SupFest

    Chris Peterson|Updated Jul 18, 2019

    When it comes to outdoor sporting events, Havre might not have the same reputation as places like Kalispell or Missoula or some of the many other Montana communities known for their easily accessible outdoor activities, however, one local couple is trying to change that perception and with their own unique event. It appears to be working. Tony Filler, a former basketball player for the Havre Blue Ponies and Cortney Filler, his wife, got involved in paddle boarding a few years...