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  • Two more Hill County deaths, Blaine County sets new record of daily COVID-19 cases confirmed in the county at 20

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 11, 2020

    Editor’s note: This version includes the Sunday morning updates to the state COVID-19 response tracking map and includes updated versions of parts of a story posted Saturday on this website. Hill County has reported two new COVID-19-related deaths, along with a new record daily total of cases being reported in Blaine County. Hill County Health Department reported the two COVID-19-related deaths were confirmed Saturday, and 23 new cases of the illness were confirmed in the c... Full story

  • FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL: Ponies get their first W, area teams roll

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 11, 2020

    Someone was going to get their first win of 2020 Friday night at Blue Pony Stadium. Orion Thivierge made sure it was the Havre Blue Ponies. Starting with an interception return for a touchdown, Thivierge scored four touchdowns as the Blue Ponies beat Hardin 26-14 Friday night. The win pushed Havre to 1-4 with two games left in the season. Big Sandy meanwhile, completed a perfect regular season with a 46-29 win over PDB in a matchup of top-five teams, while Chinook beat...

  • Hill County Health Board to discuss new plans to combat COVID-19 surge

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 11, 2020

    Hill County Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Larson announced today that the Hill County Health Board will be considering ideas for how to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county based on suggestions collected from the public in the past week. That comes as the county set a new record on daily confirmations, with 34 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the county Thursday. The state also set a new record, with 715 new cases confirmed Thursday and the death toll... Full story

  • Death in Blaine County resident, more COVID-19 cases reported

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 11, 2020

    Blaine County Health Department has reported the first COVID-19-related death in a county resident, as more cases continue being confirmed in the region and across the state and a new case was confirmed in the Havre school district. More lockdowns are occurring in the area, increased restrictions are being considered and more businesses are closing down temporarily due to the pandemic. The Blaine County Health Department reported Friday evening one of the Blaine County... Full story

  • Havre schools continuing as is for now

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 11, 2020

    During an emergency meeting of the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees today, the trustees voted to keep the schools on the blended plan in effect through next week. Nothing has changed, although Wednesday will be used as a virtual class day because Thursday and Friday are professional development days. Events and activities will also continue through this weekend and will be revisited at the school board meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Havre Middle School. Watch for a... Full story

  • Havre Middle School lists students of the month

    Updated Oct 9, 2020

    HMS Seventh-Grade Student of the Month for September is Selah Dawson. Selah is the daughter of Scott and Serena Dawson. She has two sisters, Sophia and Savannah Dawson. Selah participates in Havre Middle School band and is a player on the basketball team. In her spare time, she is involved in Girl Scouts and softball and enjoys hanging out with her friends. At the middle school, Selah is an exemplary student in all aspects. Mrs. Criner commented on how she excels academically...

  • Ruby, Hewitt graduate from U.S. military basic training

    Updated Oct 9, 2020

    Press release Two Havre women overcame the 2020 pandemic to graduate from the U.S. military. Caitlynn R. Ruby and Tymarie E. Hewitt, Caity and Ty, as known by their family and friends, have been best friends since middle school. As 2020 seniors, they planned to finish out their year with prom, track, graduation and shifts at Pizza Hut - among other teenage activities. With prom dresses and track gear at the ready, they continued to make plans. The year 2020, however, had a...

  • People invited to pray for our nation Saturday

    Updated Oct 9, 2020

    People are invited to Pray For Our Nation Saturday at Pepin Park at noon. “Come pray with us,” a flyer advertising the event says. The event is part of the 2020 Public Square Rosary Crusade. People are invited to bring their chairs to the event, reciting the Holy Rosary. In case of bad weather, the event will be held in St. Jude Thaddeus Church. America Needs Fatima has been holding the Publlc Square Rosary every year since 2007. People with questions can call Johanna Kato at 265-7795....

  • Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

    Updated Oct 9, 2020

    You know, Lord, the wind! Is it forever the wind? It’s hard to have an excess of praise as the windy air crisps the skin and cracks the lips. It’s not quite that bad right now, but one day it surely felt like the foehn wind that came right out of the book, “Wolf Willow’ by Wallace Stegner, which we quote: “The wind that hundreds of miles to the west started up the mountains warm and wet had dropped its moisture on the heights and then came down on our side, totally wrung dry … dry and gaining temperature at the rate of one...

  • Artitudes presents 'Covid Pastime'

    Updated Oct 9, 2020

    Artitudes presents "Covid Pastime" by Linda Warneke during the months of October and November. A watercolor artist, Warneke has been home and expanding her expertise by using alcohol inks to create interesting pieces. An innovative artist, Warneke sees shapes in nature and recreates them as zentangles over her alcohol ink designs. Warneke's artwork is posted on Facebook under Artitudes Gallery. View them online or come to the gallery to see them in person. Gallery hours are...

  • Friday Night Lights: Lunak holds the Blue Ponies' line

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Oct 9, 2020

    Hold the line. Protect the quarterback. Open up the run. Battle it out. There are so many things that offensive lineman in the game of football are tasked with day-in and day-out, making them some of the hardest working athletes in the game. The o-line holds down the fort and helps ready the plan of attack and without them, there is a glaring lack in the offensive game. But when it comes to the Havre Blue Ponies, senior lineman Carson Lunak makes sure that any holes are patche...