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  • Pony spikers return to the Corral Saturday

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Updated 12:30 p.m. Thursday: Per Havre High AD Brian Kessler, Shelby has canceled tonight's match agains Havre in Shelby. The Havre High volleyball team is back in action for another week of the 2020 season, where the 4-3 Blue Ponies will aim to gain some ground in the Northeastern A conference and overall in the Eastern A. There are a lot of factors still out there within the year, but Havre is excited for another weekend on the court. The first game of the weekend will be...

  • For the Record, Oct. 8, 2020

    Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Havre Police Department Robert Scott Shellenbarger, a homeless man from Oregon, 29, was arrested on a charge of violation of protective order, after a caller at a First Street West caller reported suspicious activity Wednesday at 11:48 a.m. -- A 14th Street caller asked Wednesday at 3:21 p.m. to speak with an officer about a neighbor's dog killing the caller's rabbits. -- A hit and run crash involving a red truck and a white Pontiac was reported Wednesday at 5:16 p.m. at a...

  • Rocky Boy going back into lockdown Sunday

    Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Havre Daily News staff As the state and this part of north-central Montana continue to see COVID-19 cases climb, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is again going into lockdown and Threat Level 4 status, shutting down Sunday at 6 p.m. and staying in lockdown until Sunday, Oct. 25 at 6 a.m. All tribal departments under central services will be closed, but Rocky Boy Health Center and Gramma’s Market will not be closed to public access, a resolution passed by the Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Committee said. The lockdown does not...

  • Bullock: Montanans have to act to stop spread of COVID-19

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Gov. Steve Bullock said during a press conference Wednesday that Montanans have to get a hold on the COVID-19 pandemic to stop record-setting surges in new cases and new deaths in the state. “If we keep trying to return to the way things used to be before COVID-19 too soon, we delay our actual return to that old normal,” Bullock said. “Pandemics don’t go away on their own, and they don’t spread on their own either. It is our actions as Montanans that have brought our total case count to over 16,000 and nearly 200 deaths, it’s... Full story

  • Bishop, Cooney, Gianforte on the ballot for governor: Lyman Bishop

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    This year's race for Montana governor has Libertarian candidate Lyman Bishop facing Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., who is making his second bid for the seat instead of running for re-election to the U.S. House. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock cannot run for re-election due to term limits and is challenging Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., in Daines bid for a second term. Bishop said he brings a different attitude to the race. "For me, (as a...

  • Bishop, Cooney, Gianforte on the ballot for governor: Greg Gianforte

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte R-Mont., is leaving his office in a bid to become Montana's governor, and faces Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Libertarian candidate Lyman Bishop in the November election. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock cannot run for re-election and is challenging U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., in Daines' bid for a second term. Gianforte lost the 2016 race for governor to Bullock, then won a special election in 2017 to take the seat when it was vacated by Republ...

  • Bishop, Cooney, Gianforte on the ballot for governor: Mike Cooney

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    In the race for Montana's governor, Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney is facing Libertarian candidate Lyman Bishop and Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., who is making his second bid for the seat instead of running for re-election to the U.S. House. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock cannot run for re-election due to term limits and is challenging Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., in Daines bid for a second term. Cooney said he is brushing off attack ads running against him. "This is politics...

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 16,677 with 615 new cases.

    Updated Oct 8, 2020

    The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today’s 10 a.m. update was 16,677 with 615 new cases. The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 851 with 263 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 381,665 with 381,655 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 197. The number of recoveries was 10,656 and the number of active cases was 5,824. Local cases by county: Hill: 4 new cases, 271 total, 89 active, 177 recovered, 5 d... Full story

  • Marijuana legalization on the 2020 ballot

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    The 2020 election in Montana will feature a vote on CI-118 and CI-190 which, if voted for, would legalize the use, possession and distribution of marijuana for recreational purposes for people 21 or older. David Belsky, founder and CEO of FlowerHire, a staffing firm for the hemp and cannabis industries, said he thinks these measures are a step in the right direction for Montana, and that legalization will benefit everyone regardless of whether they’re users or not. Belsky said there are major benefits to legalization, the f...

  • Analysis: Fighting for patient protections while attacking ACA - hard to have it both ways

    Updated Oct 8, 2020

    By Alex Sakariassen, Kaiser Health News Throughout the 2020 election cycle, candidates' positions on health care have been particularly important for voters with underlying and often expensive medical needs - in short, those with pre-existing conditions. It's no surprise, then, that protections for people who have chronic health problems like diabetes and cancer have become a focal point for candidates nationwide - among them, Matt Rosendale, the Republican contender for...

  • SBA awards Montana $526,000 for trade and export promotion

    Updated Oct 8, 2020

    From U.S. Small Business administration HELENA — The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded the Montana Department of Commerce a $525,814 grant to assist small businesses hoping to export their products and services abroad. Nationwide, the SBA awarded $19 million in funding to 48 state international trade agencies through its competitive State Trade Expansion Program — STEP — to support export growth among American small businesses. “Over two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power resides outside the United States. T...

  • Obituary - Virginia H. Olson and Charlotte L, Jirsa

    Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Virginia H. Olson was born in Havre, December 11, 1935, to Alfred and Bernice Wilcox Laursen. Virginia, a devout Methodist, began her journey home on September 20, 2020. Cremation has taken place. Her sister Charlotte L Jirsa, was born October 7, 1934; died October 2, 2020. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service for Virginia and Charlotte will be October 13th at 11 a.m., Highland Cemetery. Virginia, small in stature, was known for her calm personality and quick laugh.... Full story

  • Obituary - Michael John Tilleman

    Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Michael John Tilleman passed away September 18, 2020, at his home in Havre. His memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 12th, at the Hill County Fair Grounds with an option for viewing the service online. Join Zoom Meeting https://us05web.zoom.us/j/3432833996?pwd=N3AxZExzaXZyNmZwSUI2bkIyU1FyUT09 . Meeting ID: 343 283 3996 Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Mike's online memorial page at... Full story

  • Obituary - Evelyn Katherine Hedstrom

    Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Evelyn Katherine Hedstrom, 93, passed away in Great Falls, MT on October 6, 2020. A visitation will be held Friday, October 9th, from 5-7 p.m. at Wilderness Funeral Homes in Chinook. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, October 10th, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the Silver Bow Cemetery in Hogeland, MT.... Full story

  • Chippewa Cree receiving crime victim services funding

    Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Press release BILLINGS — U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme announced Wedensday $1,894,452 in Department of Justice grants to improve services for crime victims in Montana. The Chippewa Cree Tribe at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation received $394,452 of the distribution. Montana Legal Services Association received $1,000,000 and Montana Board of Crime Control received $500,000 "It takes remarkable courage for crime victims to recover and to hold the perpetrators accountable so they harm no more victims. We are very pleased these fun...

  • HHS harriers run well in Billings

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    After a short turnaround, the Havre Blue Pony cross country teams were right back in action. Havre made the long trip to Billings for the Billings Central Invite Tuesday. The Havre girls did quite well against tough Eastern A competition, finishing second in the meet, while the HHS boys placed a solid fourth, as well. Sadie Filius paced the Pony girls with a third-place run in 20:51, while Tamera O’Leary finished in seven with a time of 21:33 and Hannah Haslem was ninth w...

  • Kessler: Please follow Havre High fan requirements

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Havre High Assistant Principal and Activities Director Brian Kessler asked the Havre Daily News to publish a letter he wrote asking fans who attend Blue Pony sporting events to continue, and in some instances do better, to follow the guidelines and requirements HPS and the Hill County Health Department have set forth for attendance at Blue Pony sporting events during the coronavirus pandemic. Some schools have already been penalized by local health departments, as well as the...

  • Looking out my Backdoor: Oh, yes, I'm the great offender

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    “My need is such I offend too much. I’m lonely but no one can tell.” Ah, they were a great group, back in my time, The Platters. “Pretender” is the real word of the song, not “offender.” “Too real when I feel what my heart can’t conceal” so rather than pretend I took a deep breath knowing I was setting out to offend a friend. I stuck my foot in the sludge, big time. I have strict self-rules to protect myself from the COVID virus. Since I live on a walled property with hardl...

  • Prep Football, Volleyball Standings

    Updated Oct 7, 2020

    Prep Football Standings Eastern A Conf. Overall Miles City 4-0 4-0 Billings Central 3-0 3-0 Laurel 3-1 3-1 Lewistown 1-1 3-1 Glendive 1-2 1-2 Sidney 1-2 1-2 Havre 0-4 0-4 Hardin 0-4 0-4 Southwest Conf. Overall Hamilton 5-0 6-0 Dillon 4-1 4-1 Frenchtown 3-2 4-2 Corvallis 1-3 1-4 Butte Central 0-3 0-4 Stevensville 0-4 0-5 Northwest Conf. Overall Columbia Falls 4-1 4-2 Libby 4-1 5-1 Polson 3-2 3-3 Whitefish 3-2 4-2 Ronan 1-4 2-4 Browning 0-5 0-5 Northern B Conf. Overall Glasgow 3-0 6-0 Fairfield 2-0 3-0 Malta 2-0 3-0 Harlem 1-1...