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Articles from the September 30, 2015 edition

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  • Benefit set for ailing 8-month-old

    John Kelleher|Updated Sep 30, 2015

    Finnley Grace Foster is now 8 months old. She had a normal birth and the first few months of her life were relatively uneventful. But then her parents, Pat Foster and Katie Whitmore, noticed a rash on her body. At first, doctors said there was nothing to worry about, but the rash grew more pronounced. She began to vomit. Her white blood cell count went out of kilter. The next few weeks have resulted in a terrifying and exasperating series of trips to hospitals in Havre, Great...

  • Bear Paw Battlefield memorial is Saturday

    John Kelleher|Updated Sep 30, 2015

    The Nez Perce Indians and the National Park Service this weekend will commemorate the warriors — native and U.S. government — who died at the Battle of the Bear Paws in 1879. The battlefield, off Montana Highway 240, 15 miles south of Chinook, was the location of the battle that ended with the Nez Perce defeat Oct. 5, 1877. It is today a national historic park. The battle marked the end of a 1,000-mile journey for the Nez Perce who had hoped to get 40 miles farther into Canada. After that battle, Chief Joseph gave his spe...

  • Northern Montana Hospital to lose funds - along with half the nation

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Sep 30, 2015

    Five hospitals in Montana will be penalized for readmission rates, including Northern Montana Hospital. Readmission rates allude toward the number of patients who return to a hospital after being released from that hospital and more than half of the United States’ hospitals don’t stand up to the proposed rate set up by Medicare. That’s 2,592 hospitals penalized, or 54 percent of all hospitals. Specifically, rates for each hospital were figured through readmission rates of patients with one of five conditions: heart attac...

  • Lindeen visits Havre during tour of state

    Alex Ross|Updated Sep 30, 2015

    State Auditor Monica Lindeen was in Havre Tuesday, part of a weeklong tour of Indian Country and hospitals across the state to discuss health insurance issues such as rising individual rates and the state's recent Medicaid expansion. Lindeen, accompanied by her legal counsel, former state legislator Jesse Laslovich, visited Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Monday night. They met with staff at Northern Montana Hospital Tuesday before heading to Fort Belknap Indian Reservation....

  • Royalty crowned at Havre High

    Alex Ross|Updated Sep 30, 2015

    Havre High School seniors Nate Rismon and Alara Vogel were crowned the 2015 Homecoming King and Queen this morning, the highlight of a brief coronation ceremony in the school auditorium. Rismon and Vogel were one of three senior couples and seven couples overall vying for the honor. The senior class was also represented by couples Dani Wagner and Dane Warp, Thomas Keith and Rainey Stoner, and Jerod Boles and Kaitlin Nystrom. The other couples were juniors Jeffrey Ralph and...

  • For the Record: Sept. 30, 2015

    Updated Sep 30, 2015

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 6:36 a.m. Tuesday call from 18th Street about a window busted out of a vehicle. —— Officers investigated an 8:17 a.m. Tuesday report at the police station about items stolen from the back of the reporting party’s pickup truck. —— Officers investigated an 8:22 a.m. Tuesday report at the police station about a two-way radio found in an alley by the high school. —— Officers investigated a 9:43 a.m. Tuesday call from a 1st Street West business about a denim and tan purse stolen...

  • Correction: Campanella obitaury

    Updated Sep 30, 2015

    A memorial Mass for Paul S. Campanella Sr., 82, who passed away Sept. 24, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church with Father Daniel Wathen officiating. Due to an error by the funeral home, the date was incorrect in Tuesday’s edition of the Havre Daily News.... Full story

  • Correction: Custom Collision awards vehicles

    Updated Sep 30, 2015

    In a front-page story in the Sept. 21 edition of the Havre Daily News about “Custom Collision awards vehicles” the name of the winner of a 2003 Dodge Caravan was misreported. Custom Collision awarded the van to Holly Beard.... Full story

  • MSU to host agriculture celebration Nov. 5-7

    Updated Sep 30, 2015

    By Jenny Lavey MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station will host the 16th annual Celebrate Agriculture event on campus Nov. 5-7. The event marks a long tradition in the college to honor the state and college’s agricultural legacy in keeping production agriculture as Montana’s highest-grossing industry. Last year, production agriculture generated more than $4 billion in all agriculture products and services, according to the Montana Departm...

  • Pest management tour slated for north-central Montana

    Updated Sep 30, 2015

    From MSU News Service BOZEMAN —Montana State University Extension pesticide education and integrated pest management programs are offering a pest management tour across north-central Montana Oct. 5-9 for private and commercial pesticide applicator certification credits. The tour targets counties in Montana that are in the final year of the private applicator recertification cycle, including Chouteau, Glacier, Pondera, Teton, Cascade, Toole, Liberty, Hill and Blaine counties. The program will feature presentations from MSU E...

  • MSU to host 9th annual Agricultural Economics Outlook Conference

    Updated Sep 30, 2015

    MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics and MSU Extension will host the 9th annual Agricultural Economics Outlook Conference Friday, Nov. 6. This year’s conference, “Montana Agriculture: Global Trade to Local Foods,” will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Procrastinator Theater in MSU’s Strand Union Building. The conference’s keynote speaker is Colin Carter, professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California Davis and dir...

  • Local Bowling Report: League bowling is back

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Sep 30, 2015

    Bowling season is now underway at Hi Line Lanes, and in the fourth week, the leagues are underway and doing great. Scores have been good considering everyone is still a little rusty. The State Senior Tournament gets underway this weekend, with shifts Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is open to anyone 50 years old and over. The format is a six-line singles tournament with handicap. The bowler will bowl two three-game sets. The tournament is open to men and women and runs the first three weekends in October. Entry...

  • George Ferguson Column: Cats and Griz have the opposite issue

    George Ferguson|Updated Sep 30, 2015

    The Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies were certainly riding high after each scored important home wins in what was the start of Big Sky Conference play last Saturday. Both teams were emotionally up, not only because they won homecoming games in front of huge, sold-out crowds, but because they both proved they could rebound from tough losses. However, if you were paying attention to either game, or both, and you are a fan either of team, you might want to take...

  • MSU-N golfers wrap up the fall

    George Ferguson|Updated Sep 30, 2015

    The Montana State University-Northern golf teams are now done for the fall. The short season ended Tuesday with the second day of the Carroll College Classic. The tournament, played at Green Meadow Country Club in Helena, featured a full field of Frontier Conference teams, as well as Miles Community College. And both the Lights and Skylights had solid showings. The MSU-N women finished in fifth place with a total of 798 over 36 holes. Lewis-Clark State captured first-place...

  • Exciting football season halfway done

    Chris Peterson|Updated Sep 30, 2015

    It seems like the high school football season just got started a few weeks ago and the truth is, it did. But, as quickly as the season has gone, it's still hard to believe that the season is more than halfway over. Yet, for some teams along the Hi-Line, things are just starting to get interesting. The Havre High football team, which is led by first-year head coach Mark Samson, is now getting into the heart of its conference schedule and they aren't the only team with big games...

  • Hi-Line Sports Schedule

    Updated Sep 30, 2015

    Thursday High School Volleyball Havre at GFH Chinook vs North Star Friday High School Football Havre vs Livingston, 7 p.m. Chinook vs Belt, 7 p.m. C/J-I at Cascade Big Sandy at Valier Harlem at Poplar High School Volleyball Big Sandy vs Box Elder Rocky Boy vs Shelby Harlem at HLP High School Golf Havre at State A In Sidney College Volleyball Skylights at Western, 7 p.m. Hockey Glacier vs Great Falls, 8 p.m. Saturday High School Football North Star vs Augusta Box Elder vs...