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  • Havre man donates over 2,000 pounds of food to Food Bank

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Oct 2, 2013

    Bob Doney, the owner of Bob’s Greenhouse, has been donating to the Havre Food Bank for three years. “This season, he’s donated well over 2,000 pounds of produce,” said Lorna Bjerga, the manager of the food bank for the last year and a half. Doney grows the produce in the garden at his business, Bob’s Greenhouse, which sells garden supplies. Doney said most of the produce he grows in this garden primarily goes to donations to the food bank. He has donated around 2,000 pou...

  • Judge: Feds can prosecute Augare for DUI

    Matt Gouras and Matt Volz The Associated Press|Updated Oct 1, 2013

    HELENA (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. government has the jurisdiction to prosecute misdemeanor driving offenses on Indian reservations. U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong said in a ruling Tuesday that the U.S. government and tribal government share jurisdiction in victimless crimes involving enrolled tribal members. Strong's ruling dismisses a request to throw out charges against Blackfeet tribal leader and state Sen. Shannon Augare. Augare is accused of drunken driving and fleeing a Glacier County sheriff's deputy d...

  • Hi-Line Football Roundup

    Daniel Horton|Updated Oct 1, 2013

    There was one Hi-Line football team that was able to squeak out a tight win over the weekend, but the rest of the local programs either blew out the completion, or got blown out. Playing Saturday on the road, the Chester/J-I Hawks avenged last weekend’s conference loss with a win over Power-Dutton-Brady in Northern C 8-Man action. The Hawks improved to 4-1 this season with a narrow 44-34 win. The Hawks typically find a lot of success with their rushing game, but this time arou...

  • Shutdown effects trickle down to the Hi-Line

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 1, 2013

    The federal government shutting down due to lack of a congressional appropriation won’t be affecting local government, at least at first. But some local offices will be closed down, including some on Montana Indian reservations. The impact of that depends on how long the shutdown lasts, officials say. “We’re part of the federal government as well … ,” Cliff Hall, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent at the Fort Belknap Agency said this morning. “We’re shutting ever...

  • Public lands a top reason for business growth in Montana

    Marne Hayes and Shannon Hughes|Updated Oct 1, 2013

    There’s no question Montana’s public lands are great for business. In fact, our outdoor lifestyle is one of the top reasons most businesses are in Montana. The work we do, the products we manufacture and the services we provide are invaluable to our economy. And the value of our public lands is priceless. You can’t put a price on taking a fly rod to the river during the lunch hour. Nothing matches being able to unwind in the wilderness over a weekend. Innovators that create jobs understand this, and they want to take advan...

  • For the Record, October 1, 2013

    Updated Oct 1, 2013

    Havre Police Department An officer investigated a 7:59 p.m. Monday call about a theft from a 2nd Street business. ——— A 21-year-old Havre man was issued a summons for criminal contempt at the police station at 8:05 p.m. Monday for a 24/7 Sobriety Program violation. ——— An 18-year-old Havre man was issued a summons for criminal contempt at the Havre police station at 8:05 p.m. Monday for a 24/7 Sobriety Program violation. ——— A 33-year-old Havre woman was arrested for criminal contempt after officers received a 3:20 a...

  • Zoe Helen Jansen

    Updated Oct 1, 2013

    Zoe Helen Jansen, whom everyone knew as “Grandma Zoe,” left us all with love, compassion and her love for the Lord on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. It is now time to “cowboy up” as she would say. She was born Dec. 3, 1927, to Albert E. and Helen (Richards) Wilkins and attended schools in Belmont, Cut Bank and Lavina. She graduated from Montana State University Bozeman and taught P.E. and biology at Billings Garfield School. On Oct. 22, 1950, she married the love of her life, W...

  • Robert Leonard Swanson

    Updated Oct 1, 2013

    Robert Leonard Swanson was born June 13, 1935, in Havre, Mont., to Leonard and Mary (LaBuda) Swanson. He was joined shortly thereafter by his twin sister, Roberta and three years later by his younger sister, Marian. He was raised on the family farm west of Big Sandy and attended Mountain View Elementary School and Big Sandy High School. Upon his graduation from high school in 1953, he attended Northern Montana College, where he received a certificate in mechanics and...

  • What we saw, what we'll see

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 1, 2013

    Another hectic, fun, exciting and dramatic weekend of sports on the Hi-Line is in the books. And so is the month of September. It’s hard to believe, but we’re already at the halfway point of the fall sports season. And this past weekend, local athletes and teams certainly sent the month out with a bang. Here’s a few things we saw this weekend that might not have made it in to Monday’s Hi-Line Sports Weekend Roundup. And we’ll also take a look ahead at what should be another t...

  • Hi-Line Athletes of the Week

    Updated Oct 1, 2013

    Nate Rismon, Havre High Football The Havre High football team has a lot of senior leadership. But young players are also stepping up in the wake of the Blue Ponies’ two-game winning streak. One of those young players is sophomore WR/DB Nate Rismon. In Havre’s 41-22 homecoming win over Livingston last Friday night, Rismon caught six passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Rismon, who’s also a basketball standout at HHS, caught scoring passes of 35 and 73 yards from fello...

  • Lights climb to No. 19 in latest NAIA Poll

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 1, 2013

    The Montana State University-Northern football team isn’t just back among the Frontier Conference’ elite after five games. The Lights are back amongst the best in the NAIA. Northern moved into the NAIA Coaches Poll Top 25 this week, and for the first time since the 2011 season. After knocking off then No. 15 UM-Western 33-21 last Saturday in Dillon, the Lights (4-1) moved up to No. 19 in the latest poll, which was released Monday afternoon. MSU-N, which has won three straight...

  • Hi-Line Volleyball Roundup

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 1, 2013

    It’s hard to believe, but the high school volleyball season has already reached the midway point. This coming weekend, some teams will take a break from conference play to participate in showcases in Fort Benton and Chester, but soon enough, the conference races will heat back up again. As for this past week of prep volleyball on the Hi-Line, the action got going last Tuesday as North Star swept rival Chester/J-I by scores of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-12. It’s been a tough sea...