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Articles from the September 17, 2013 edition


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  • Clerical error prompts a second annexation hearing

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Sep 20, 2013

    Correction: Businessman Tom Patrick owns several buildings west of Havre, but the AmericInn is the only one that is included in the proposed annexation proposal before Havre City Council. This story originally mentioned other properties owned by Patrick, which are not included in the annexation plans. Havre City Council will hold another hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday on the proposed annexation of property. Council held a scheduled hearing on Monday. Although the council intended the hearing to be Monday, because of a clerical... Full story

  • Judge rules campaign disclosure law constitutional

    MATT GOURAS Associated Press|Updated Sep 17, 2013

    HELENA (AP) — A federal judge has ruled Montana's requirement that political committees disclose their campaign spending is constitutional. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen sided with the state Tuesday in a new decision. He wrote that the public's right to know who is financing political campaigns vastly outweighs the minimal burden imposed on committees required to report the information. The case stems from a lawsuit filed last year by the National Association for Gun Rights. The Virginia organization argued it w... Full story

  • State looks at repairs for Havre viaduct, bridge

    Tim Leeds|Updated Sep 17, 2013

    The Montana Department of Transportation is planning work on the main route over the Milk River to North Havre and points beyond, and is looking for comments from the public about the project. The proposal, with work tentatively scheduled to start in 2015, would put an overlay over the 7th Avenue viaduct that runs over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks and includes work on the south approach to the Milk River bridge on 7th Avenue and work sealing the deck on... Full story

  • Hi-Line athletes of the week

    Updated Sep 17, 2013

    For the second time this season, Havre High sophomore golfer Jerod Boles earned medalist honors in a varsity tournament. On Saturday at Beaver Creek Golf Course, Boles took first place at the Havre Invitational by shooting a career-low 75. Boles shot a 38 on the front nine, then bettered that score by shooting a 1-over-par 37 on the back nine. Boles helped Havre to a second-place finish in the team race. Boles is also a standout in boys basketball and tennis at Havre, while... Full story

  • Hi-Line Volleyball Roundup

    George Ferguson|Updated Sep 17, 2013

    When it comes to high school volleyball, there really is nothing like conference play. And while area teams have been hard at work since the middle of August, the fun really got going this weekend. Along the Hi-Line, conference matches began, and there were already several big ones in just the first weekend. The North Star Knights’ week began on a high note and it ended that way as well. Thursday night in Gildford, the Knights swept Hays-Lodge Pole in a pair of league m... Full story

  • MSU-N athletes honored by the Frontier Conference

    George Ferguson|Updated Sep 17, 2013

    Make it three weeks in a row for the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team. The Skylights yet again had a player named Frontier Conference Player of the Week. But Northern senior Abby Nicholas wasn’t alone. For the first time this fall, MSU-N also had a football award winner. Nicholas, a senior, earned the Frontier award for the second time this season. Nicholas is a 6-0 right side hitter from Sandy, Utah. Northern opened Frontier Conference play with a 3-1 win o... Full story

  • Lights, Skylights compete at home

    Daniel Horton|Updated Sep 17, 2013

    The Montana State University-Northern rodeo team had a busy weekend, but at least it was a busy weekend at home. Friday through Sunday, the MSU-N rodeo teams hosted the annual rodeo at the Great Northern Fairgrounds in Havre, inviting in a lot of great talent from the Big Sky Region. Both the men’s and women’s teams fared well in front of local fans. Montana State University (MTSU) took the No. 1 men’s spot with 655 points, while Northwest College (NWC) finished in second with... Full story

  • Hi-Line Football Roundup

    Daniel Horton|Updated Sep 17, 2013

    Everybody knows that conference football games mean the most. And while it is still early in the season, several Hi-Line squads faced a conference rival over the weekend. In Northern C Six-Man action, the Box Elder Bears hosted the rival Big Sandy Pioneers Saturday. With the Pioneer win and Bears loss, both teams now stand at 1-1 this season. Big Sandy defeated Box Elder 46-43 in an offensive shootout. Neither team scored in the third quarter, but there were plenty of points... Full story

  • Praise for Northern Montana Hospital staff

    Ken and Marlene Hanning|Updated Sep 17, 2013

    My husband was recently a patient at Northern Montana Hospital. Aug. 12 we entered the ER with him in acute distress, fearing the worst. The efficient, well-trained staff took over. We experienced relief when we heard it wasn't cardiac related, but he needed to be admitted so a diagnosis could be achieved. The nursing staff of the fifth floor was exceptional, just like the ER. The diagnosis resulted in a surgery performed by Dr. Damian Ymzon. We were very impressed with this competent and fine surgeon. My husband has made a... Full story

  • For the Record, September 17, 2013

    Updated Sep 17, 2013

    Havre Police Department A summons was issued to a 14-year-old for possession of an intoxicant, trespassing, theft of belongings from a motor vehicle, obstructing a peace officer and criminal contempt after officers investigated an 8:12 a.m. Monday call from 6th Avenue about someone who got into the calling party’s truck. ——— Officers investigated a 10:15 a.m. Monday complaint from Montana Avenue about a possible temporary restraining order violation. ——— Officers investigated vandalised trucks after a 10:30 a.m. Monday c... Full story

  • Shadow still alive, was not poisoned

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Sep 17, 2013
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    Shadow the dog, introduced to the community in a Havre Daily News article Wednesday, was sent home after bouncing back from his illness. Carrie Smith, Shadow’s owner, was allowed to take Shadow back home to recover after she paid the veterinary bills in full Friday. Smith, who on Wednesday decided to have her 10-month-old lab mix to sleep to ease its suffering from what she was convinced was an intentional poisoning, was asked by her veterinarian to wait a couple more days b... Full story