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Articles from the August 29, 2019 edition


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  • Dog bites lead to zero-tolerance policy on loose dogs

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Aug 29, 2019

    Havre Animal Shelter posted on its Facebook page this morning that, after a child was bitten by dog on the loose in Smithville Wednesday, Havre is taking a zero-tolerance stance for the area due to the number of dogs running at large that are aggressive or vicious. "All dogs must be on a leash or contained on the owners property," the post says. "All dogs must have city registration tags along with a rabies tag." The post says that the owner or caretaker of all dogs found at...

  • Flynn family continues farming, realty into its third generation

    Derek Hann|Updated Aug 29, 2019

    For three generations, the Flynn family has worked hard to keep both their real estate business and their family farm going, Flynn Realty Inc. owner Janis Flynn Pyrak said. "We're the real deal," she said. "We have always been here and we probably always will be as long as we can keep it going." In 1953, Kenneth Flynn - Pyrak's father - started Flynn Realty, first established in the Havre Hotel located on First Street before it burned down. Pyrak said Flynn Realty was in...

  • Northern swings into new academic year

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 29, 2019

    Montana State University-Northern has started a new academic year touting some impressive figures. "As an institution, we are winning in all of the categories that a chancellor would want to be able to say he is winning in," Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel said. "Our placement rate is at 100 percent, our customer satisfaction, which is employers who employ are students, is very high, and every year, our career fair, the number of people who are coming to the campus to recruit...

  • Aaniiih Nakoda College swings into new school year looking to build on success

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Aug 29, 2019

    With registration still open, Aaniiih Nakoda College at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is starting its first week of classes building on past success and still working on building enrollment. Aaniiih Nakoda College President Carole Falcon-Chandler said everyone is welcome to enroll at the accredited tribal college, named for the two tribes comprising the Fort Belknap Indian Community. “We do things a little different because we are located in our tribal community, but we still have open admission. Anyone can come here, no o...

  • Letter to the Editor - I'm A Missoula Gun Owner - Keep Background Checks

    Updated Aug 29, 2019

    I wish I could say I was bewildered with Republican “logic” with firearms in objecting a free city in a free state (we are free aren’t we?) to pass background checks to curb the ease of exchange of dangerous weapons within its city limits, but nothing surprises me about this political party anymore. LR-130 is their answer in deciding who has rights and for which part of the Constitution to read, interpret and adhere to. There is a state Republican from Bozeman who must pack heat to feel safe, advocating for this legis...

  • Looking out my Backdoor: Missed my calling

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Aug 29, 2019

    Today I bring you the banal, the mundane, my trite self-discovery in household hints. Soap-pads Ohso Special. Also known as SOS or, in Español, “fibra metalica.” Can you believe I could not find any of those soap-embedded, finely-shredded wirey scrub pads that I think of as SOS pads, no matter the brand? Not anywhere in town. I am a proponent of shopping locally. Though my town is small, I generally find whatever I need in a store right around the corner. Fruterias and abor...

  • Obituary - Judith A. (Turbak) Matter

    Updated Aug 29, 2019

    Judith A. (Turbak) Matter, 77, went to be with the Lord August 25, 2019, in Billings, Montana, after a short battle with a respiratory illness. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2019, at Fifth Avenue Christian Church, with burial to follow in Highland Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Judy's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence... Full story

  • For the Record, Aug. 29, 2019

    Updated Aug 29, 2019

    Havre Police Department A First Street West caller reported a possible fraud case Wednesday at 8:41 a.m. -- Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. a Second Street caller reported a stolen 2000 white Chevy Malibu. -- A stolen rocking chair and footstool were reported stolen by a Sixth Street caller Wednesday at 4:16 p.m. -- A dog bite was reported Wednesday at 4:38 p.m. by a 16th Street West caller. -- Two arrests were made on First Street after another agency requested probation assistance...

  • University of Arizona emeritus professor to lecture on optics and history of art

    Updated Aug 29, 2019

    From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Charles M. Falco, emeritus professor in the College of Optical Sciences and Department of Physics at the University of Arizona, will present “The Science of Optics: The History of Art,” on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum of the Rockies. A reception will follow in the lobby of the museum. In his talk, Falco will discuss the theories of artist David Hockney, who asserts that the almost photo...

  • Public art worlds colliding at Artitudes Gallery Sunday

    Updated Aug 29, 2019

    From Artitudes Gallery Beginning Sunday, two public artists from New York City and Havre, Montana, will join forces in a sculpture and photography show at Artitudes Gallery, located on the upper level of the Atrium. The exhibition opens free to the public Sunday, Sept. 1, and closes on Halloween, Oct. 31. In September, an opening party at Artitudes Gallery with music and drinks will happen from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Orphaned iron The most famous anonymous sculptor in Mont...

  • Veteran Blue Ponies hoping to stampede their way through 2019

    Chris Peterson|Updated Aug 29, 2019

    The past two seasons haven't gone exactly as planned for the Havre High football team, but after taking some incremental steps forward last season, the Blue Ponies are looking for a big leap in 2019 - big enough to get the team back into the playoffs for the first since 2015. But in order to end that drought, the Ponies will need to win at least two or maybe three more games, following a 2-7 campaign a season ago. "We feel really good." HHS head coach Ryan Gatch said. "Our...

  • Powerful Pony volleyball team is ready to spike

    Chris Peterson|Updated Aug 29, 2019

    The Havre High volleyball team has shown steady improvement over the past couple of seasons, but in 2019, with some key players returning, the Blue Ponies have an opportunity to make an extended postseason run. HHS put together a solid campaign last season, going 12-8 in the regular season. The team looked poised for a run to state but fell short at the Eastern A Divisional. Now, even though the state tournament may be a few months away, it seems like an attainable goal for a...

  • 2019 MSU-N Football: LIGHTS WILL SHINE, TOGETHER

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 29, 2019

    To say the last three or four years have been rough inside, and around, the Montana State University-Northern football program would be putting it mildly. Bright spots, like a 2017 win over Carroll College, or last year's season-opening blowout of Mayville State, have been few and far between. So, it was stand to reason, given just how few games the Lights have won since 2014, that, there would be negativity and despair, in other words, a black cloud hanging over the entire...