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Articles from the August 9, 2016 edition

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  • Havre man drowns in Fresno Reservoir

    Updated Aug 9, 2016

    Havre Daily News staff The Hill County Sheriff’s office confirmed today that the body of a 19-year-old Havre man was recovered from Fresno Reservoir after people called 911 Monday at 2:21 p.m. to report a friend had gone under water and had not surfaced. Hill County Search and Rescue divers found the body at 4:32 p.m., the sheriff’s office said in a press release. The name of the victim had not been released this afternoon pending notification of relatives. No foul play is suspected, the release said....

  • Former Griggs building to be cleaned of asbestos

    Paul Dragu|Updated Aug 9, 2016

    It looks like a cleanup of the future home of the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum will soon be approved. Elaine Morse, president of the H. Earl and Margaret Turner Clack Memorial Museum Foundation, said during a meeting of the museum board Monday she will recommend the foundation board approve the cleanup effort. The plan would clean asbestos out of the Griggs Printing building on the 400 Block of 1st Street, purchased by the foundation as the future home of the museum. The...

  • New musical event set for Havre Festival Days

    Alex Ross|Updated Aug 9, 2016

    A new musical event being organized for Havre’s annual Festival Days celebration is looking for singers and musicians. Organizers will hold a drawing Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Town Square during the weekly Sounds on the Square Concert for a rock lotto. The names drawn will be used to put together groups that will perform during the city’s Festival Days Celebration. Dave Martens, who is in charge of putting together KNMC Rock Lotto, said he has participated in a few rock lottos when he lived in Missoula. He said the rock lot...

  • Chamber calls for Festival Days registration

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 9, 2016

    With Havre Festival Days once again just around the corner, the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce is calling on people who wish to participate in some of the events - including the parade - to preregister. Along with the parade, the Festival Walk/Run and the Craft and Commercial Show require preregistration. The theme for Havre Festival Days, set for Sept. 16-18, is "Celebrating our Community." "This year's theme centers on celebrating our wonderful community; from the people,...

  • Forshee pleads to reduced Giveaway charge

    Paul Dragu|Updated Aug 9, 2016

    A local woman has changed her plea to a reduced charge accusing her of taking merchandise from a local charity and was sentenced to probation. Sheila Forshee, initially charged with felony counts of deceptive practices and theft by a common scheme, pleaded no contest Monday in state District Court to a reduced misdemeanor charge of deceptive practices in the Giveaway House. Pleading no contest means the accused does not admit guilt but admits that the prosecution would likely...

  • Obituary - Jodell Lee "Jody" Downhour

    Updated Aug 9, 2016

    Jodell Lee "Jody" Downhour, 54, of Havre passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Cremation has taken place and services will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Eagle's Campground in Beaver Creek Park. Holland and Bonine funeral home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Jody's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at Jody was born July 4, 1962, to John and Jeanice (Crumb) Downhour in... Full story

  • For the Record - August 9, 2016

    Updated Aug 9, 2016

    Havre Police Department Derek Theodore Dahlin, 51, of Havre was arrested on a criminal contempt charge Monday at 7:25 a.m. at the police station. —— Delaine May Alley, 53. of San Carlos, Arizona was issued a summons on a charge of theft of labor or services or use of property after a 1st Street business caller reported Monday at 9:49 a.m. that a person left without paying for room rental. —— Alexander Dennis Eakins, 27, of Havre was arrested for minor assault after a 2nd Street caller reported Monday at 3:16 p.m. that a...

  • Letter to the Editor: Vote no on trapping initiative

    Updated Aug 9, 2016

    Dear editor, On Nov. 8, 2016, the electorate will cast their vote for or against I-177, banning trapping on all public lands in Montana. Public lands defined in I-177 as “all federal, county, city owned land in Montana including public lands leased to private parties.” Contained in I-177: • Persistent animal problems will be determined by Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and they will use alternative methods of animal removal, including fladry, guard dogs, range riding, temporary fencing and/or relocation of person or property in a...

  • Saturday Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week

    Updated Aug 9, 2016

    Press release From Aug. 7 through Aug. 13, communities across the country will celebrate their local farmers markets during National Farmers Market Week. The impact of these farmer-to-consumer transactions is greater than it appears on the surface. Now, more than ever, farmers markets serve as anchors across American communities, positively influencing community health and wealth. Markets result in more viable regional economies and local farm businesses, increased access to f...

  • Claudia's Mesa

    Pam Burke|Updated Aug 9, 2016

    Claudia Galofre Krevat grew up on the northern coast of Colombia, South America, where lentil beans are a traditional comfort food, and she has gathered food tips from countries around the globe, relishing the foods of many cultures. Claudia Galofre Krevat approaches cooking with a base of down-home cooking blended with flavors that include Caribbean, Latin American, Mediterranean and American. Along with her catering business, she has a cooking blog, a few commercially...

  • Local Golf Report: Ponies about to hit the course

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 9, 2016

    Now things get really fun. Not only are the playoffs underway for both men's and women's league at Prairie Farms Golf Course, but, the Havre High golf season is about to begin too. The Blue Pony boys and girls report to practice for fourth-year head coach Brett Gilman Thursday morning. Havre will have just three practices before it heads to Great Falls for the season-opening Great Falls Invitational Monday-Tuesday. The tournament is held at both Meadowlark Country Club and...

  • Lights seeing immediate progress

    Chris Peterson|Updated Aug 9, 2016

    The Montana State University-Northern football team is less than three weeks away from opening its 2016 season. That's why it was no surprise to see the Lights back on the practice field Monday as they continued their fall camp. Northern actually opened fall practice Sunday morning, but continued with two sessions on Monday, one in the morning and one in the evening. "I like the way that we are looking so far," Northern head coach Aaron Christensen said. "I think that we have...