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Articles from the July 30, 2019 edition


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  • 500 acres destroyed in wildfire near Havre

    Derek Hann and Ryan Berry|Updated Jul 30, 2019

    Several fire agencies responded to a large field fire south of Fresno Road between Havre and Kremlin on the Fresno High Grade earlier today. After almost three hours of battling flames, a patchwork group of local departments and neighboring farmers were able to extinguish the fire – but not after losing around 500 acres of wheat and pasture. Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department Chief Josh Beebe said the firefighting effort went well despite the losses of crops. "We managed to c...

  • Tuss, Morrow highlight importance of climate council

    Derek Hann|Updated Jul 30, 2019

    At the beginning of the month, Gov. Steve Bullock issued an executive order establishing the Montana Climate Solutions Council, to which he appointed two local residents among a lengthy list of other people from across the state. Paul Tuss of Havre, executive director of Bear Paw Development Corp., and Jayne Morrow of Chinook, assistant vice president of research and economic development at Montana State University, were both appointed to the council by Bullock. The council...

  • Powwow schedule set for Chippewa Cree Celebration at Rocky Boy

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Jul 30, 2019

    The 55th Annual Chippewa Cree Celebration at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation will be held this week. Wednesday, July 31 The day begins with the Opioid Response Gathering at 10 a.m. followed by the Kids’ Rodeo in the evening. The Kids’ Rodeo gives youth rodeo competitors 18 years of age and younger a chance to win prize money and honors in a number of events, with action starting at 5 p.m. at the Sybil Sangrey-Colliflower Memorial Arena in Box Elder. The youth are competing in age brackets of ages 6 and younger and 7-9 years...

  • Montana Democratic candidates talk issues, voice ideas

    Updated Jul 30, 2019

    Several state candidates spoke Saturday at Pepin Park discussing their campaigns for the upcoming election in 2020. The event was in honor of working Montana families and was held by the Hill County Democratic Party and the Big Sky Democrats. Nine candidates from six different races spoke at the event, and focused on issues that face Montana. Candidates for Governor, Senate and Congress were profiled in Monday's edition of the Havre Daily News. Montana Attorney General race...

  • Charity never ceases for Feed My Sheep

    Ryan Berry|Updated Jul 30, 2019

    In an unexpected act of charity, Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen received a new picnic table Saturday morning thanks to a donation by Robin Thompson and her parents. Judy Neely, a weekend cook and volunteer of 11 years at the soup kitchen, said the donation was out of the blue but greatly appreciated. Neely said that Havre and the surrounding community pulls through to help Feed My Sheep whether they need equipment, food or manpower. "We wouldn't exist without our community," she...

  • Bullhook Blossoms recognizes Widdekinds

    Updated Jul 30, 2019

    From Bullhook Blossoms Photos by Colin Thompson On the corner of Pine Drive and 17th Street is a beautiful garden at the home of Sue and Dave Widdekind. Upon entering the manicured yard, there is a beautiful angel on the coleus greeting you along with climbing clematis. To the left are the huge beautiful juniper shrubs. On the south side of the house are coleus, daisies, mums, daylilies and more species. The backyard is an amazing secluded oasis. Flowers overflowing with with...

  • Bear Paw recertified as member of FADC Network

    Updated Jul 30, 2019

    From Bear Paw Development Corporation Bear Paw Development Corp. was recently re-certified by the state of Montana as a regional Food and Agriculture Development Center, focused on assisting agricultural producers and entrepreneurs add value to the commodities raised in northern Montana and elsewhere. Bear Paw Development has been part of the FADC Network since its inception and has assisted numerous value-added agriculture projects receive funding and become successful. “We are very pleased that the state of Montana continue...

  • For the Record, July 30, 2019

    Updated Jul 30, 2019

    Havre Police Department A Third Street caller reported Monday at 12:37 p.m. that several items had been stolen from the house Saturday night. -- A caller at a business on U.S. Highway 2 Northwest reported Monday at 3:20 p.m. that he had some tools stolen in the previous few months. -- Two arrests were made after a caller at a Fifth Avenue business reported a fight. No details on the charges were provided. -- Officers assisted Rocky Boy Police Department with a blood draw at...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission business meeting

    Updated Jul 30, 2019

    Public Comments on Non-Agenda items: Public comments on Agenda Items: Claims: Employment: 5 Resolutions: Increase budgets 19-2590, 19-2590, and 19-2591 Contracts: Board appointments: Policy updates: County Permit approval: Subdivision/Survey approval: County needs:...

  • Obituary - Gerald M. "Jack" Schubert

    Updated Jul 30, 2019

    Gerald M. “Jack” Schubert, 87, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Benefis Medical Center in Great Falls due to natural causes. Cremation has taken place, and services are pending. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Jack’s online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at www.hollandbonine.com/.... Full story

  • Havre Tennis Camp is a sunny good time

    Updated Jul 30, 2019

  • Local Golf Report: Jeremy Jensen lighting it up on the course

    George Ferguson|Updated Jul 30, 2019

    It's been a fun last couple of weeks for former Havre High and Montana State University-Northern golfer Jeremy Jensen. Of course, as good of a golfer as Jensen is, every summer on the links is a fun one. However, the last couple of weeks have been especially exciting for Jensen. First, Jensen was part of the brainchild of the new Youth Golf League in Havre. The league is open to boys and girls entering grades 6-9 and is a spin on the USGA's Operation 36, which is a golf...

  • Jerod Boles chases a hoop's dream

    Chris Peterson|Updated Jul 30, 2019

    It has been a long time since Jerod Boles has played basketball competitively. But after a trip outside the United States, a chance encounter and a re-introduction to the game he loves, that sabbatical is about to come to an end. That’s because Boles will be joining the men’s basketball team at the University of Guam next season, making an official return to the court for the first time since 2016, when he played for the Havre Blue Ponies at the Class A state tournament. Odd... Full story

  • Updated Jul 29, 2019