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Articles from the October 2, 2013 edition

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  • Walsh to run for U.S. Senate seat

    MATT GOURAS Associated Press|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    HELENA (AP) — Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, his campaign said Thursday, giving Democrats the high-profile candidate they've been scrambling for in a bid to keep the seat they've held for decades. Walsh plans to tell supporters Thursday morning that he will run for the office that has been the focus of a great deal of speculation since Sen. Max Baucus announced earlier this year that he will retire at the end of 2014. An advance copy of the announcement provided to The Associated Press s...

  • Ultimate Warrior tests the toughest

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Oct 3, 2013

    The Ultimate Warrior began with the women and youth teams kicking the competition off together. “I was really impressed,” said Dustin White, the drinking water coordinator at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and organizer of the event. “Hats off to the women and children and men for toughing it out.” At 1 p.m. Tuesday, the women and youth teams started off from the parking lot of the new Stone Child College. These categories competed in teams and the men competed alone. Th...

  • New charges for 5 accused in Rocky Boy scandal

    MATT VOLZ Associated Press|Updated Oct 2, 2013

    HELENA — Five people who are accused of embezzling federal stimulus aid from Montana's Chippewa Cree tribe are to appear in court Thursday on a new indictment after a tribal leader was dismissed as a defendant. Former state Rep. Tony Belcourt, his wife Hailey and three others are still accused of diverting some of the $33 million in federal funding the tribe received in 2009 and 2010 for construction of a water pipeline to the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. Tony Belcourt is CEO of the Chippewa Cree Construction Corp., w...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Elijah David, HHS Cross Country

    Daniel Horton|Updated Oct 2, 2013

    Cross country may not be the main sport at Havre High, but for junior Elijah David, it is safe to say that he is very good at it. David is only in his second year as a Blue Pony harrier, and he has stepped into the role of the team’s No. 1 runner quite nicely. Last year, as a sophomore, David began his cross country career, and he has been climbing the ranks ever since. This season, the boy’s team is in somewhat of a rebuilding mode but David continues to help lead a Pony tea...

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  • For the Record, October 2, 2013

    Updated Oct 2, 2013

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 9:07 a.m. Tuesday call from Main Street about a building that was spray painted. ——— A 10:35 a.m. Tuesday call from a 2nd Street residence about a man grabbing a phone out of the caller’s hand and twisting her arm was investigated. ——— A crash at a 2nd Street business was investigated after officers received a call at 12:20 p.m. about someone pulling a trailer who didn’t turn wide enough and hit a pole. ——— Officers investigated a 6:17 p.m. Tuesday call from Beaver Creek Bou...

  • David Murray Dawson

    Updated Oct 2, 2013

    David Murray Dawson, 55, passed away Sept. 29, 2013. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Chinook. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook....

  • Irwin A. Wink

    Updated Oct 2, 2013

    Irwin A. Wink died peacefully in Hospice Care at Health Care NW in Kalispell on Sept. 19, at the age of 95. Born in Malta to Arthur B. and Sadye Irwin Winkenweder on March 25, 1918,, he was raised in Havre where he attended school and met and married Eleanore Clausen on July 15, 1943. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2009, after 66 years of marriage. They lived in Havre until retiring to Bigfork, Mont., in the early 1980's. "Wink", as he was better known, served as a...

  • Photos: The lights of the Aurora

    Lindsay Brown|Updated Oct 2, 2013

    The northern lights glow north of Havre on Highway 232. A solar event occurred Sept. 30 and hit the Earth's magnetic field last night causing favorable conditions for the aurora borealis. Conditions are favorable for viewing the northern lights this evening....

  • Washington men in Hill County court on Amtrak drug run

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 2, 2013

    Two Washington men will be in court in Hill County to answer to charges they were running drugs via Amtrak’s Empire Builder from Washington to North Dakota. Jason R. Ball, born in 1977, and Robert. J. Day, born in 1980, are scheduled to enter pleas of not guilty or guilty in state District Court in Havre Tuesday to charges including felony counts of possession of drugs and carrying drugs on a train and misdemeanor charges including possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing peace officers. According to the charging d...

  • Panel to decide if St. Marks can be sworn in

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 2, 2013

    The Chippewa Cree Tribal Election Board will decide sometime this week whether to appeal Tribal Judge Donna Running Wolf’s decision that would enable Ken Blatt St. Marks to be sworn in as tribal chair at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Running Wolf ruled last week that the board overstepped its bounds when it invalidated the results of the July 30 election in which St. Marks defeated interim chair Rick Morsette and three other candidates. Lynn Fagan, the Missoula attorney who represents the Election Board, said the panel met...

  • Skylights continue to inch up NAIA ratings

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 2, 2013

    The Montana State University-Northern volleyball team is off to its best start in quite some time. And the Skylights sit alone in first place in the Frontier Conference standings through four weeks. But MSU-N is still scratching and clawing to earn national respect. Despite beating Frontier rivals UM-Western and Westminster College last weekend, the Skylights did not crack the NAIA Top 25 this week. The NAIA Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday afternoon, and though the...

  • Local Bowling Report: October is Learn to Bowl Month at Hi-Line Lanes

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Oct 2, 2013

    October is Learn to Bowl Month. Anyone wanting to learn to bowl or improve their game may sign up for free lessons starting this Saturday at 1 p.m. by calling the lanes at 265-5885. Classes will run for four weeks and approximately two hours per session. The New Youth Membership Program will debut in August of 2014. The B.P.A.A. and U.S.B.C. and Bowling Proprietors Assoc. of America and United States Bowling Congress are committing $5 million in support of a new youth membership and activation program. It will lower the...