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  • Lewis files to run for state's US House seat

    MATT GOURAS Associated Press|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    HELENA (AP) — Democrat John Lewis has filed paperwork to enter the 2014 race for the Montana U.S. House seat held by Republican Steve Daines. Lewis earlier this month left his job as state director for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus. The Billings native is the first to formally file federal paperwork to run for the office. Republican Matt Rosendale has filed paperwork that leaves open the possibility of a House or Senate run. Baucus announced earlier this year he won't be seeking another term — and so far no Democrats have filed to...

  • College radio offers much, receives less

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    Rick Linie, the station manager at Montana State University-Northern’s KNMC, said the first meeting for people who would like to be a radio deejay at the college will be Wednesday, Sept. 4. Two scholarships are given out to students who deejay at the radio. New Media Broadcastors, which owns several local radio stations, gives a generous scholarship of $2,000 and the radio station itself offers a $500 scholarship. Both scholarships are given to people of Linie’s choosing, bas...

  • Predicting the Frontier Conference is fun, and we all have our own methods

    Updated Aug 26, 2013

    Prognosicating is fun. Football fans especially love to do it, and that’s what the month of August is all about. When July ends, it’s always time to start looking ahead to the next college football season. And that’s what I’ve been doing as it pertains to the Frontier Conference for over a month now. But the looking ahead is almost over. The wait is almost over. The Montana State University-Northern Lights kick off the 2013 season Thursday night in Dickinson, N.D., so it’s almost game time. And for the second straight Frontie...

  • Frontier Preview: Wild Frontier season about to unfold

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    The 2012 Frontier Conference season will forever be remembered as the year the league got turned upside down. After all, Carroll College lost an improbable three games in 2012, while Montana Tech went from seventh in 2011 to a tie for first. And then there’s Southern Oregon, which reeled off a two-month long winning streak and laid claim to the league title in its first season in the conference. Yes, the 2012 season was a wild one to put it mildly. And while a repeat of 2...

  • Let the games begin

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    While a few programs have gotten off to an early start to the fall sports season, for the rest, the wait is almost over. The Havre High golf team and the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team both have begun the 2013 season, but Thursday night marks the beginning of a huge weekend of local sports. Thursday night, the college football season begins when the MSU-Northern Lights travel to Dickinson State for the first game of the 2013 Frontier Conference season. That...

  • MSU-N spikers win four in Spokane

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor [email protected] After playing just one match on the opening weekend of the 2013 season, the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team got down to business this weekend. The Skylights played six matches against Cascade Conference opponents at the annual Cascade/Frontier Challenge in Spokane. Northern went 4-2 on the weekend, with losses coming to nationally ranked Eastern Oregon Thursday, as well as Northwest...

  • Blue/White Day showcases Pony squads

    Daniel Horton|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    It wasn’t the start of the regular season, but both the Havre High football and volleyball teams saw competition Saturday. Saturday, the Blue Ponies took another step toward the start of the fall sports seasons. The Havre High gymnasium housed the annual Blue/White volleyball scrimmage, while Blue Pony Stadium was home to the annual Blue/White football scrimmage. In football action, the Ponies saw mixed results. At times the offense and defense looked strong, but at times, b...

  • Chancellor's Lecture Series announced this year's schedule

    Press release|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    Montana State University-Northern The 2013-2014 Montana State University-Northern Chancellor's Lecture Series will consist of talks on vital topics by distinguished guest speakers. There is no admission. The first speaker will be Hipolito Rafael Chacon who will present on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Applied Technology Center, Hensler Auditorium. His presentation is titled, "Art of Glacier National Park." From its creation more than 100 years ago, Glacier National Park has been a mecca for visual artists who have...

  • Concern about mosquitoes

    Carolaine Peticca Schafer|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    As a transplanted, from Pennsylvania, Havreite, I am concerned about the mosquitoes. They bite often, and bite hard, all day and night, and flow into the house in a group, as well, within a second of opening the door. Not being in the exterminating business, I want to know if the local pest controllers have the right toxins to destroy this vicious strain of mosquito. These are like the tiger mosquitoes that have terrorized Canada, and one cannot leave the house without full netting. The mosquito spray I am using is not...

  • Our View: Hopefully, two cultures can live together on Hi-Line

    Updated Aug 26, 2013

    Bison were shipped into Fort Belknap Indian Reservation Thursday while prayers and songs were offered by Native Americans. The return of bison to Montana plains means a lot to conservationists, wildlife supporters and Native Americans, and it was heartwarming to see Natives so enthused about the arrival of the bison. It is a part of their culture that was almost entirely erased after the arrival of Europeans more than 130 years ago on what today we call the Hi-Line. It has been a long fight for Fort Belknap and Montana Fish,...

  • Great care at Northern Montana Hospital

    John Kelleher|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    There I was laying on a bed in the fifth floor of Northern Montana Hospital, very much against my will. My doctor’s physician assistant told me gently — but in no uncertain terms — that I was to be hospitalized and that my input was not required. So, there I was, fearing the worst. What kind of treatment would I get at Northern Montana Hospital? Well, with apologies to Hi-Line detractors who say that nothing good comes out of our area, there is no better place to be in if you are under the weather than Northern Montana Hospi...

  • Dorothy Runnion Tordik

    Updated Aug 26, 2013

    Dorothy Runnion Tordik was born on Christmas Eve in 1928 in a little white house in Big Sandy, Mont., to Clarence and Isabel Edwards. She died Aug. 19, 2013, in Great Falls, Mont. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the United Methodist Church in Big Sandy. She attended elementary school at the Lincoln School near Kenilworth, Mont., and high school in Big Sandy, graduating in 1947. She attended Northern Montana College in Havre for a short time and...

  • Frances Robo

    Updated Aug 26, 2013

    The funeral for Frances (Hodges) Robo, 94, a North Joplin farmwife, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester. Private burial will be in Joplin Cemetery....

  • Gladys Marie (Teichrow) Purkett

    Updated Aug 26, 2013

    Gladys Marie (Teichrow) Purkett, 87, Soldotna, Alaska, went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 20, 2013. Gladys was born in Lustre, Mont., to Peter and Marie Teichrow on March 21, 1926. Gladys grew up on the family homestead in Montana with her three sisters and two brothers. On March 24, 1947, Gladys married her sweetheart, Jerome Purkett, in Havre, Mont. They were blessed with 51 wonderful years of marriage and raised three children, Jerome...

  • Robert E. "Bob" Cornell III

    Updated Aug 26, 2013

    Robert E. “Bob” Cornell III, 65, born Feb. 17, 1948, to Robert E. Cornell II and Claudia (Ritty) Cornell, in Billings, Mont., passed away Aug. 23, 2013, due to complications from the Vietnam War. Bob served in the Navy from 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1972. He retired from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. He met Linda Fink Mindt, the love of his life, in Glasgow in 1991. He spent his retirement drag racing across the western United States. Bob was pre...

  • Rocky Boy man sentenced for molesting young boy

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    A Rocky Boy man will spend five years in prison followed by 10 on probation for grabbing the private parts of a young boy. Sam Vernon Windy Boy Jr. previously pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact. Last week in federal court in Great Falls, U.S. Chief District Judge Dana Christensen sentenced Windy Boy to 63 months in prison followed by 10 years supervised release, said a release issued Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The release said Windy Boy was alone with a 9-year-old in his home on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Res...

  • Denny sentenced to 20 months plus probation for meth charge

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 26, 2013

    Joscayne Denny of Box Elder will spend 20 months in prison and three years on probation for selling methamphetamine. Chief U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen sentenced Denny last week in federal court in Great Falls. Denny, 33, had previously pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine. According to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release sent out Tuesday, Denny pleaded guilty to providing two girls with meth March 20, 2012, which they smoked out of a broken light bulb. One of the girls was taken to Northern Montana H...