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  • Havre High Seniors Graduate

    John Kelleher|Updated May 26, 2015

    Cheers and hugs dominated the scene at Havre High School Sunday as the graduates walked out of the front door, ending the graduation procession and their high school careers. "I'm so proud of you," one woman, clad in a white gown, said to another. "I was sure you were going to trip." "I'm proud, too," she responded."I was sure I was going to fall." Others were more introspective. "I can't believe I graduated," said Tatiana Ralph. "I know I did, but I can't believe it." She and...

  • Quick Pic: We Are Northern fundraiser

    Updated May 26, 2015

  • Memorial Day Salutes

    John Kelleher|Updated May 26, 2015

    Six-year-old Chazlie Cripps went from person to person at the Hill County Courthouse Monday, selling people red poppies. He was a good salesman. He usually got money long before having to ask for it. The poppies have been the red flower of remembrance for nearly 90 years, and Chazlie was carrying on a long tradition in using the money to raise funds for the good works of the American Legion Auxiliary. Kim Cripps, , Chazlie's grandmother, accompanied him as he passed out the...

  • Man pleads not guilty to high-speed chase charges

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated May 26, 2015

    A man accused of leading law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase pleaded not guilty Thursday. Kanen Velasquez was arraigned Thursday in Hill County Justice Court and pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of criminal endangerment and misdemeanor charges of fleeing from or eluding a peace officer and driving without a valid license. Saturday, May 2, a Montana Highway Patrol trooper overheard Rocky Boy Police Officers were headed toward Box Elder in pursuit of a vehicle reportedly traveling at 130 mph, a court document...

  • Big Sandy High School graduates 14 in Class of 2015

    Jake Shane|Updated May 26, 2015

    Big Sandy High School graduated 14 seniors Sunday in a ceremony held in the Big Sandy High School gymnasium. Big Sandy Public Schools Superintendent Brad Moore greeted the graduates, students, family, friends and faculty before introducing Sean Bahnmiller and Eric Schwarzbach, who sang the song "Shenandoah." Kyle Strutz, salutatorian, urged the graduates to think about their futures. "Whatever you do, do it with passion," he said. "Once you start, don't look back." Jacob...

  • Chinook Class of 2015 prepares to face the future

    John Kelleher|Updated May 26, 2015

    Every generation has been criticized by previous generations, but they all produce excellent people who help society. That's what Laura Kellam told graduates of Chinook High School on Sunday afternoon, when, Kellam estimated, "half of the town of Chinook is here." Kellam, a Chinook High School teacher, told the 39 graduates a commencement ceremonies that, in the 1950s, when students were intrigued with the swiveling hips of Elvis Presley, older people were predicting the...

  • Tears, cheers abound at Box Elder 2015 graduation

    John Kelleher|Updated May 26, 2015

    Alicia Wolf Child handed her mother a flower and the two embraced. and a few tears were shed. That took place during a traditional part of the Box Elder High School graduation ceremonies. Graduating seniors pick up flowers, and they leave the stage to walk into the audience where they hand flowers to parents, relatives and friends who helped them reach their goal. "I felt happy, proud," Rebecca Wolf Chief, Alicia's mom, said after the ceremony, as she waited in line to shake...

  • Correction - Correction to For the Record

    Updated May 26, 2015

    A correction in Thursday’s edition of the Havre Daily News about the report in Wednesday’s For the Record listed an incorrect name. Linda Collins-Azure of Havre was served a Justice Court warrant Wednesday in the Hill County Detention Center. The Hill County Sheriff’s Office inadvertently listed the wrong name, Linda McNab Collins. The correction did not use McNab Collins’ full name.... Full story

  • For the Record, May 26, 2015

    Updated May 26, 2015

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 10:45 a.m. Friday call from 13th Street about golf clubs stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway. —— Lori Ann Talksdifferent, 20, of Havre was arrested on a charge of criminal contempt after officers served a warrant at the police station at 2 p.m. Friday. —— Officers investigated a 6:53 p.m. Friday call from Bullhook Boulevard about the calling party’s neighbor knocking his fence over with his lawn mower. —— Officers investigated a 4:32 a.m. Saturday call from 9th Street We...

  • Obituary - Pete "Pug" Arthur Dion Jr.

    Updated May 26, 2015

    Pete "Pug" Arthur Dion Jr., 78, of Havre, passed away May 23, 2015, at his home after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29 2015, at Hi-Line Funeral Services in Havre. Condolences for the family may be left at www.Hi-lineFuneralServices.com Pete was born to Pete Sr. and June (Gardner) Dion in Havre at Sacred Heart Hospital on July 31, 1936. He was raised on a farm south of Chinook... Full story

  • Obituary - Margaret K. "Peggy" Thune

    Updated May 26, 2015

    Margaret K. "Peggy" Thune, 72 of Havre, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born March 15, 1943, in Fort Benton, Montana, one of six children born to Walter D. and Louise (Daly) Reid. Peggy graduated high school in Fort Benton, Montana. She attended cosmetology school. She met the love of her life at North Montana College and married Kenny Thune. They were married on Jan. 23, 1965, in Great Falls, Montana. To this union were born two children,... Full story

  • Obituary - Rodney L. Reitan

    Updated May 26, 2015

    Rodney L. Reitan, 73, of Havre, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Northern Montana Hospital of natural causes. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Havre Assembly of God Church. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Rodney’s online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at www.hollandbonine.com.... Full story

  • Ponies lose close ones at state

    Chris Peterson|Updated May 26, 2015

    A season ago, at the Class A state softball tournament, the Havre Blue Ponies defeated Miles City in dramatic fashion. One year later, in the 2015 state tournament, the Cowgirls got their shot at revenge and made sure to take advantage of it. The two teams met Thursday in Anaconda in the opening round of the state tournament and despite an exhilarating rally late in the game, the Ponies fell to Miles City by the score of 8-7. Then, Friday, facing elimination, Havre took on...

  • George Ferguson Column: Another year we won't forget

    George Ferguson|Updated May 26, 2015

    When the 2015 Class A-C state track meet concluded last Saturday in Laurel so, too, did another year of high school sports. And, for sports junkies like me, that’s kind of sad. When the spring sports ended last weekend, it was also the end of a very special year in high school sports on the Hi-Line. Once again, the Hi-Line, and Havre High was littered with tremendous sports moments. There were so many exciting moments this past school year that it would take a lot more s...

  • Class C thinclads earn gold in Laurel

    Chris Peterson|Updated May 26, 2015

    North Star’s Tylynn Rettig and Chinook’s Brittney Nelson have each had spectacular track and field careers. But, this past weekend, they both reached new heights and the top of the podium at the Class C state track meet in Laurel. Although neither of their teams came away with trophies, thanks to Rettig, the North Star girls finished in a respectable eighth place with 26 points, while Chinook, led by Nelson, finished 14th with 18 points. West Yellowstone captured the gir...

  • Pony boys earn more tennis hardware

    Chris Peterson|Updated May 26, 2015

    Earning a trophy at the state tennis tournament is no small feat. Neither is earning an individual medal. But the Havre High tennis team accomplished both of those tasks as the 2015 Class A state tennis tournament last week in Missoula. For the second straight season, the Blue Pony boys finished an outstanding third, bringing home a trophy to add to an already growing total. Since 2004, the Blue Ponies have earned a state trophy a whopping 10 times, and that success goes even...

  • HHS's Rismon paces Ponies at State A meet

    Chris Peterson|Updated May 26, 2015

    All season long, John Ita, the head coach of the Havre High track teams has talked about the youth and general lack of experience of the Blue Ponies. Well, this past weekend in Laurel, that inexperience was on full display as the Ponies competed hard but struggled to score points against the best track and field athletes Class A has to offer. In the boys competition of the Class A state meet Friday and Saturday in Laurel, Havre, which finished with two points, ended up...

  • State A, B, C Track Results

    Updated May 26, 2015

    State A at Laurel Sports Complex BOYS 1. Corvallis 74, 2. Whitefish 70, 3. Belgrade 51, 4. Billings Central 40, 5. Stevensville 31, 6. Laurel 29, 7. Lewistown 26, 7. Dillon 26, 7. Butte Central 26, 10. Hamilton 24, 11. Miles City 21, 12. Sidney 18, 13. Columbia Falls 17, 14. Glendive 16, 15. Hardin 14, 15. Frenchtown 14, 17. Browning 12, 18. Anaconda 10, 19. Polson 6, 20. Havre 2. 100: Jed Nagler, Whi, 11.15; Kyle Crossman, Ham, 11.20; Stephen Not Afriad, Hardin, 11.2;...

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