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Articles from the July 23, 2019 edition

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  • Strike It Big: Down, but not out

    Updated Jul 24, 2019

    What started as a celebration of competition and Native American heritage Sunday took a turn to near-tragedy during the third heat of Indian Relay Racing at the Great Northern Fair. A horse and rider for the Fights Alone relay team took a hard crash on the third turn of the track at the Great Northern Fair, halting the event and prompting concerned onlookers to go running to assist the injured participants. The rider, Rhylan Sioux, was thrown from the horse, Strike It Big,...

  • Tuss, Morrow appointed to Montana council on climate change

    Tim Leeds|Updated Jul 24, 2019

    Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of the name of Jayne Morrow. Two local residents were among a lengthy list of people Gov. Steve Bullock appointed to the Montana Climate Solutions Council. Jayne Morrow of Chinook, assistant vice president of research and economic development at Montana State University, and Paul Tuss of Havre, executive director of Bear Paw Development Corp., were appointed to the council, a press release from Bullock's office announced Monday....

  • Agenda - Havre-Hill County Library Board

    Updated Jul 23, 2019

    Editor’s note: Due to an error by the Havre Daily News editor, this did not publish in today’s edition. Havre-Hill County Library Board will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Havre-Hill County Library Meeting Room. The meeting agenda is: Minutes Sign monthly budget Library Director’s Report • Summer Reading • Foundation Old Business New Business • New employee Policy review Correspondence Public comment Adjournment Schedule: • Books and Babies is every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. • Story Time is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and...

  • Agenda: Great Northern Fair Board

    Updated Jul 23, 2019

    Editor’s note: Due to an error by the Havre Daily News editor, this was not published in today’s edition. The Great Northern Fair Board will meet today at 5:30 p.m. in the office at the Great Northern Fairgrounds. The meeting agenda is: Call meeting to order Roll call of members Recognize and record public attendees Approve minutes Public Comment — anything brought up here will be added to next month's New Business to be discussed and voted upon Fair managers report Civic groups report Donated hours report Committee repor...

  • More whooping cough diagnosed in Blaine County

    Derek Hann|Updated Jul 23, 2019

    More than a month after three cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, were diagnosed in Blaine County, the number has nearly tripled — with the last case diagnosed early this month — giving Blaine County the second highest incident rate for pertussis in the state. “While there are definitely more cases than are normal right now, it’s not something that is a reason for panic,” Blaine County Health Supervisor Jana McPherson-Hauer said Monday. The Department of Public Health and Human Services website says that as of July 5 Blain...

  • Governor orders flags flown at half-staff for Supreme Court Justice Stevens

    Updated Jul 23, 2019

    Havre Daily News staff Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ordered Monday that flags be flown at half-staff today in the state to honor former U.S Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died last Tuesday at age 99. “Justice John Paul Stevens was one of our nation’s longest serving Supreme Court justices and oversaw historic decisions regarding civil liberties, individual rights and holding the federal government accountable,” Bullock wrote in his proclamation, adding, “Justice Stevens also famously dissented against the disastr...

  • Obituary - Ralph M. Montgomery

    Updated Jul 23, 2019

    Ralph M. Montgomery 84, passed away due to natural causes at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home Sunday, July 14, 2019. Ralph's wishes were to be cremated and no services to be held. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal."... Full story

  • Obituary - Cynthia "Cindy" Ann Tibbetts

    Updated Jul 23, 2019

    A memorial service for Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Tibbetts will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Havre with a reception to follow at 3 p.m. in the Duck Inn Vineyard Room. Cindy was born in Havre April 19, 1954, and died March 30, 2019, in Calgary Alberta, where she had lived for 20 years.... Full story

  • For the Record, July 23, 2019

    Updated Jul 23, 2019

    Havre Police Department Alejandro Ricardo Plascencia Jr. of Billings, 25, was served a warrant at Hill County Detention Center at 3:20 p.m. Monday. -- An 11th Street West caller reported Monday at 9:46 p.m. that an Amazon package was stolen. -- Monday at 10:32 p.m., a power inverter was reported found sitting on a window sill. -- Tracy Nicole Todoroff of Havre, 18, was issued a summons on a minor in possession charge, after an officer stopped on First Street West to...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly business meeting

    Updated Jul 23, 2019

    The agenda for the Hill County Commission weekly business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. is: Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Claims Employment Superintendent of schools Tax adjustments Resolutions Contracts Budget for Computer upgrades Five-year Beaver Creek Dam inspection, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 2019 Rural Fire Capacity Grant Board appointments Policy updates County permit approval Subdivision/survey approval County needs...

  • In Trump era, GOP leaders lack courage and integrity

    Updated Jul 23, 2019

    “These are the times that try men’s souls,” as true today as in Thomas Paine’s time. Each day our president trashes something important to the continuation of the longest functioning Democracy in the world. An independent judiciary, designed by our founders, is an essential element of checks and balances. For Trump it is simply an irritant, to be overcome by appointing as many extremist judges into lifetime positions as he can, regardless of their qualifications. He only praises a court if it affirms his position. He condemns...

  • Sports Photo: Pony camp is underway...

    Updated Jul 23, 2019

  • Local Golf Report: I know the new HHS golf coach

    George Ferguson|Updated Jul 23, 2019

    It’s the last week of July. And that means, for kids anyway, it’s time to start thinking about school. And with the start of a new school year right around the corner, it also means the start of a new Havre High golf season is even closer at hand. So, having said that, I’ll take this time to introduce you to the knew HHS golf coach. It’s none other than the same guy writing the column. Yes, I will have the honor of coaching a second sport that I love at my alma mater. And beli...

  • Two Northstars honored for outstanding season

    Chris Peterson|Updated Jul 23, 2019

    The Havre Northstars American Legion baseball team saw its season come to close last weekend, as they were knocked out of the Northern A District tournament. And while the Northstars were hoping to advance to state, the club did leave Medicine Hat with two players receiving All-District honors. Senior Ethan Roberts, who was also named All-State for Legion A, earned Northern A All-District honors in center field. McKay, another senior, was also named All-District in the...