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Articles from the August 19, 2014 edition

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  • Ponies score well in Great Falls

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 19, 2014

    The Havre High boys and girls golf teams have only been practicing for three days. But the Blue Ponies got the 2014 high school golf season off to a roaring start. On Monday, Havre played the first 18 holes of the 36-hole Great Falls Invitational. Five boys and one HHS girl took to the tough Meadowlark Country Club course for the first round of the season and things couldn’t have gone any better. On the boys side, juniors Jerod Boles and Jeff Miller led the way. Boles fired a...

  • Time for Limbaugh to leave

    Mark Peterson|Updated Aug 19, 2014

    Editor: This past week has been very trying for the Montana State University-Northern community. Coach Mark Samson is a highly respected individual in the state of Montana. When he was told he had to resign or be fired, it cut deep into the many supporters of the MSU-Northern program. Yes, what he did was wrong, but if you look deep into it and why, you will see that the real blame starts with the leadership at MSU-Northern. MSU-Northern really dropped the ball on this one. Mr. Jim Limbaugh gets his check, and a very sizable...

  • Klan flyers concern public

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Aug 19, 2014

    Havre City Council meeting saw its biggest audience in a long time Monday night as community members showed up to voice concerns about the United Klans of America flyers that were distributed around town over the weekend. The flyers read “Neighborhood Watch: You can sleep well tonight knowing the UKA is awake!” A telephone number and website were listed at the bottom of the flyer and the UKA emblem stood at the top. The flyers were distributed in some Havre neighborhoods over the weekend, placed in residents’ yards in a Zip...

  • Mariani shines in the return game

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 19, 2014

    Marc Mariani has said all year that once training camp started, his biggest value to the Tennessee Titans, and his best shot at making their 53-man roster was still as a punt and kick returner. Yes, Mariani, despite two difficult injuries the last two years, has made big strides at wide receiver, and he is fighting every single day to be a part of the Titans' wide receiver core. But he also knows he was once a Pro Bowl return man, and he's using this training camp to make...

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  • Lowell Jerry King

    Updated Aug 19, 2014

    Lowell Jerry King, 73, of Havre passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his residence of natural causes. Cremation has taken place, and, at Jerry's request, no services will be held. Visitors are welcome to stop by the family home. The family requests no memorials. However, if they are made, they can be made in Jerry's name to Judy King, in care of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, PO Box 208, Havre, MT 59501. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements....

  • For the Record, August 19, 2014

    Updated Aug 19, 2014

    Havre Police Department George Gilbert Belcourt, 45, of Havre was issued a summons on a charge of driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license while leaving the police station at 7:21 a.m. Monday. ——— Officers investigated a 10:06 a.m. Monday call from a 1st Street West business about a pole that had been hit and was down in the parking lot. ——— Angel Marie Augustine, 39, of Harlem was arrested on a charge of probation violation after officers responded to an 11:22 a.m. Monday call from 1st Avenue. Officers had...

  • Judge: City Court is "crippled," needs help

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Aug 19, 2014

    City Court Judge Virginia Seigel spoke again at Monday’s Havre City Council meeting to request at least a part-time employee to help get City Court up to speed. “I wanted to bring the historical aspect of the struggle for staffing and also to give some honor to my predecessors who fought the good fight,” Seigel said. Seigel said the court has been inadequately staffed for decades and she needs another employee to uncripple the court. Monday, council voted on the first reading of the preliminary budget. Seigel said she hopes...

  • BLM kills Bullwhacker land swap

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 19, 2014

    The federal agency that was looking at a potential land swap to open access to the Bullwhacker area in southern Blaine County said that swap is off the table. Bureau of Land Management announced in a press release Monday that it was no longer considering the swap proposed by brothers Dan and Farris Wilks, wealthy Texas businessmen with large amounts of land in central and north-central Montana. "The Bureau's preliminary assessment of a (variety) of land exchange options found...

  • Charter has another blackout

    Updated Aug 19, 2014

    The Havre area experienced another blackout in Charter Communications services Monday evening. Jack Hardy, the senior manager of communications for Charter, said it was around 5 p.m. Monday technicians noticed there was an error in the system. They responded immediately and found that a piece of equipment had malfunctioned. They got it back up and running just before 9 p.m., Hardy said. The malfunction took out everything, Internet, cable and telephones. “The good news is they diagnosed it quickly and fixed it,” Hardy sai...

  • Second suspect charged in pill heist

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 19, 2014

    A second person faces charges stemming from a pharmacy robbery that netted thousands of prescription painkillers. Ryan M. Greenough, born in 1983, was in the Hill County jail this morning on $25,000 bond for two counts of possession of drugs with intent to distribute and a state Probation and Parole hold for violating conditional release, with no bond on that charge. A caller to Havre police July 22 reported Greenough was selling large amounts of prescription medication. That led to the charges, along with the arrest and...

  • Sports Photo: Havre players star in fastpitch softball...

    Updated Aug 19, 2014

  • Local Golf Report: Sign up for Wrestling Club tourney

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 19, 2014

    It’s a big, big week on the local golf scene. First, the Havre High high school golf season is now underway, and Thursday at Prairie Farms Golf Course, the Blue Ponies will play the first of two home tournaments this season. Then there’s playoffs at Prairie Farms. The ladies started their playoffs last week, while the men get started tonight. And lastly, there’s more golf tournament fun this weekend. On Saturday, Prairie Farms will play host to the 7th annual Havre Wrest...