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  • Northern Montana Care Center reports staff member with COVID-19

    Tim Leeds, Havre Daily News|Updated Sep 16, 2020

    Northern Montana Care Center has reported that a staff member at the care center has tested positive with COVID-19. "This person was identified quickly and has been quarantined per the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines," a release from the care center said. The release said no residents of the care center are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and the center will be testing all residents. The release said Northern Montana Health Care will update with any...

  • Big week two for Blue Pony spikers

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Sep 16, 2020

    Last Friday saw a great start for the Havre High volleyball team and the squad looks to keep that ball rolling going into some tough Eastern A and Northeastern A competition this week. The Blue Ponies will be tested throughout the entire stretch, which will all take place on the road. Havre started the trip with a tough non-conference loss, Tuesday night in Laurel. The Ponies fell to the Locmotives by scores of 25-23, 22-25, 29-26 and 25-22. Every set was extremely close, and...

  • Local government expert to explain charter governments

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Sep 16, 2020

    The City of Havre is hosting a speaker to discuss what a charter government is and what it does Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The Havre City Council Ordinance Committee has requested voters decide whether Havre should change to a charter form of government, which will be on this year’s ballot in November. Havre City Council Ordinance Committee member Karen Swenson said the meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn about charters. Ordinance Committee member Lindsey Ratliff said Montana State University L...

  • Quick Pics: Smoke is in the air

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

  • Fair Board discusses new equipment, upgrades and secretary position

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Sep 16, 2020

    The Great Northern Fair Board discussed looking for grandstand designs, website upgrades, new equipment, and the search for a secretary during its monthly meeting Tuesday. Board member Tyler Smith said he, along with Board Chair Bobbie Dolphay and Board Vice-Chair Chelby Gooch, had discussed designs for the proposed grandstand and that the first step in the project would require putting out a request for proposal from design firms. Smith said the board would then hold a meeting to choose the final design before proceeding...

  • Northern apprenticeship program with two-year colleges receives COVID-19 grant

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

    Staff and wire report Gov. Steve Bullock and Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian announced last week that just over $2.2 million in funding to be distributed to 19 projects supporting workforce development and remote education delivery for Montanans, including a program started by and administered by Montana State University-Northern. The grants are for programs in Montana’s two-year colleges, including $250,000 for the accelerated apprenticeship education initiative in plumbing and electrical programs led N...

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 9,431 with 190 new cases.

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 543 with 106 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 292,401 with 2,035 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 141. The number of recoveries was 7,186 and the number of active cases was 2,104. Local cases by county: Hill: 1 new case, 119 total, 19 active, 2 active hospitalizations, 97 recovered, 3 deaths Liberty: No new cases, 15 total, 8 active, 7 recovered Blaine: No new cases, 15 total, none active,...

  • Obituary - Dorothea 'Dotty' Jean Dick

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

    Dorothea "Dotty" Jean Dick, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana. She was surrounded by family and close friends. Dotty was born on November 16, 1944, in Havre, Montana to Charles and Aileen Han. She was raised on the family farm south of Inverness, where she learned the value of hard work. On January 2, 1965, Dotty Married Charles E. Dick in Inverness. They made their home in Billings for a year. Chuck entered the...

  • For the Record, Sept. 16, 2020

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

    Havre Police Department A Nineth Street caller reported Tuesday at 12:29 p.m. that a residential building had been broken into. -- A remote breathalyzer violation was reported at the police station Tuesday at 2:26 p.m. -- A motor vehicle crash was reported on Second Street West Tuesday at 10:51 p.m. -- Kyle Lee Lamere of Box Elder, 30, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of dangerous drugs and on a Justice or City court warrant served on...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission business meeting

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

    Editor’s note: The Havre Daily News did not receive this agenda until after printing deadline Tuesday The Hill County Commission will hold its weekly business meeting Thursday at 11 a.m. The agenda is: Public comments on non-agenda items Public Comments on agenda Items Claims Employment Wage adjustment document Resolutions: Ordinances: Contracts: Actuarial Services Agreement Board appointments Policy updates County permit approval Subdivision/survey approval County needs Polling place handicapped-accessible Bid package — Det...

  • The Postscript: Being Blue

    Carrie Classon|Updated Sep 16, 2020

    Blue had been through a rough patch. He was adopted from the shelter and then returned for unspecified reasons. That’s when Bill met him. Blue is an Italian mastiff — which means he is massive, just not quite as massive as an ordinary mastiff. I don’t know exactly what attracted Bill to Blue, but it’s not hard to understand. Blue is a very sweet boy. But he’d been through a lot. Bill is still working from home most days, but he’s been going in on Wednesdays and that’s what...

  • Hi-Line Athletes of the Week

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

    Tatum Hull, CJI Volleyball Chester-Joplin-Inverness junior Tatum Hull is no stranger to volleyball success on the Hi-Line. But to start the 2020 season, Hull has been on a tear. And that tear continued in the Hawks’ 3-0 sweep of Centerville last weekend. In that win, Hull had 13 kills, 24 digs, two aces and three blocks as well as a perfect serve percentage. Hull, who is also an All-Conference performer in basketball and on the track, and the Hawks had their match with H...

  • Local Golf Report: Northern golf teams teeing it up this fall

    George Ferguson|Updated Sep 16, 2020

    The 2020 Frontier Conference golf season is going to look a bit different for the Montana State University-Northern Lights and Skylights, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the season is underway neverthelessess. Northern is in its second year coached by my good buddy Jim Kirkpatrick, and the Lights and Skylights opened their season Monday at the Montana Tech Invitational. Golfing this season for the Lights is returners T.J. Reynolds and Kyle Vandenacre, while...

  • National Farm Safety and Health Week slated for Sept. 20-26

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

    From Montana Farm Bureau Federation Sept. 20-26 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s theme is “Every Farmer Counts” in recognition of America’s hard-working farmers and ranchers. Free webinars are scheduled for Monday through Friday covering all aspects of agriculture safety and health. To register for and view the daily webinars, visit . Monday, Sept. 21 — Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22 — Overall Farmer Health, 11 a.m., Wednesday,...

  • Disaster assistance offered to farmers and livestock producers impacted by wildfires

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

    BOZEMAN — Montana agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the wildfires, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover. As agricultural producers move into recovery mode and assess damages, they should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program options available to assist in their recovery from crop, land, infrastructure and livestock losses and damages. “FSA offers a var...

  • Sept. 30 deadline to update safety-net program crop yields approaching

    Updated Sep 16, 2020

    Press release WASHINGTON — USDA’s Farm Service Agency is reminding farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is Sept. 30 to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Additionally, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage should also consider updating their yields. “The last time farmers could update yields for these important safety-net programs was in 2014,” FSA Adminis...