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  • Wipfli replaces graffiti with art in Beaver Creek Park

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Wipfli LLP employees in Havre recently spent some time painting over some less-than-respectful graffiti in Beaver Creek Park as their annual community project last month. Wipfli Havre Administrative Assistant Kim Springer, who originated the idea, said the accounting firm does something like this every September, and this year Beaver Creek Park seemed like the natural choice. She said she and other fellow Wipfli employees Anna Toner, Melissa Moog of Malta, Heidi Richter of...

  • MAT sees biggest Death by Chocolate yet

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Montana Actors' Theatre had a "wonderful" weekend with the return of its Death By Chocolate, Executive Artistic Director Jay Pyette said this morning. "There really is no other word to explain it," he said. The fundraiser, the acting troupe's biggest annual fundraiser including auctioning off sponsorship of its plays, was the most successful fundraiser so far, raising nearly $90,000. The event was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Pyette said some adjustments...

  • Hill County's COVID death toll rises to 56, Fort Belknap enters partial shutdown

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Hill County Health Department has reported another COVID-19-related death in the county, bringing the total number of deaths to 56, and Fort Belknap Indian Community has enacted another partial shutdown. The Hill County Health Department report, issued Friday, also listed 22 new cases confirmed Thursday and Friday, bringing the total number of active cases in the county to 191 with 14 active hospitalizations. Fort Belknap reported Friday five new cases, 51 active with one active hospitalization. Its numbers are included in...

  • Bovine Tuberculosis confirmed in herd in Blaine County

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Staff and wire report Montana Department of Livestock has reported that bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed in a Montana beef herd for the first time in decades, in a herd from Blaine County. The department confirmed TB in a Blaine County herd following detection of the disease in a cow at slaughter, a release from the department said. The infected cow was identified by meat inspectors during routine inspection at a Minnesota plant. Identification collected from the infected cow at the time of slaughter linked the animal...

  • State and local COVID-19 update, Oct. 11, 2021

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Hill County Health Department reported Friday evening that another COVID-19-related death was confirmed in the county, and 22 new cases were reported Thursday and Friday, 191 active, 14 active hospitalizations, 3,041 total cases, 56 deaths. The state tracking map was not updated today. After Friday morning’s update listed 1,315 new cases, 12,539 active cases, 463 hospitalizations and 2,079 deaths. The cumulative total for the state was 158,680 cases. Blaine County, reported on the Montana state COVID tracking after Friday m...

  • Northern TOPP program set to help high school students become teachers

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    From Montana State University-Northern Montana State University-Northern announced it has received one of three two-year Grow Your Own Educator grants from the Commissioner of Higher Education, funded by the 2021 Montana Legislature through Bill 403. The funding will support Northern's Educator Preparation Program to establish a pathway for juniors and seniors in high schools to become teachers for Montana's schools. Northern's project, Teachers of Promise Pathway - TOPP - wil...

  • Obituary - Kennith 'Butch' Albertson

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Kennith "Butch" Albertson, age 67, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2021 at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, MT. A celebration of Butch's life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church with Tim Maroney officiating. Butch's family has suggested memorial donations be made in his name to Railroad Pagers, Friends of Beaver Creek Park or to the charity of the donor's choice. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with... Full story

  • Obituary - Chad J. Cochran

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Chad J. Cochran, 41, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in Great Falls. A visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. today, October 11, 2021, at Pony Hill Cemetery.... Full story

  • AGENDA - H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Editor’s note: Havre Daily News did not receive this agenda until after printing deadline Friday. The next regular meeting of the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board will be today, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Havre Inn and Suites at 1425 U.S. Highway 2 West on Boot Hill Plaza. 1. Call to order 2. Roll call of members 3. Reading and approval of minutes 4. Museum report — Emily Mayer 5. Wahkpa Chu’gn report — Emily Mayer 6. The Foundation report — Elaine Morse 7. Committee reports • Budget and Finance 8....

  • Obituary - Dr. Michael Nolan

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Dr. Michael Nolan, 73, passed away due to natural causes at his Omaha, NE, residence on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021, at First Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.... Full story

  • For the Record, Oct. 11, 2021

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Havre Police Department Charlye Jillian Garcia of Havre, 32, was arrested on three Justice or City court warrants and Kaleb Emanuel Freyholtz of Havre, 31, was issued a summons on a trespass to property charge after a caller on Second Street reported a possible break-in in a tool trailer at a rental property Friday at 12:30 p.m. -- A Second Street caller asked Friday at 3 p.m. to speak with officers about his rental property. -- Cale Stillwagon of Butte, 19, was issued a...

  • Correction - Art alley dumpster

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    A front-page story in Friday’s edition of Havre Daily News misreported the location of Art Alley where LillieAnne Mecklenburg is decorating the dumpster in the alley. Art Alley is the alley between Third and Fourth avenues and Second and Third streets....

  • Our View - Personal responsibility can stop COVID-19

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    With numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths continuing to go up in this region and across Montana and the nation, people need to follow Gov. Greg Gianforte’s request and use personal responsibility to deal with this pandemic. And the numbers are going up faster than they did a year ago despite people being vaccinated and many people already having had the disease, which also increases resistance, although not as much as vaccination, health experts say. Hill County is reported to have 6,914 people fully vaccinated, 52 percent o...

  • Blue Ponies sweep weekend doubleheader

    Kason Clark|Updated Oct 11, 2021

    While the Havre High volleyball team has had a successful season so far, this past weekend could have tripped the Blue Ponies up. The Ponies could have gotten complacent as they had won five straight matches heading into the weekend. The Ponies also held their senior night Saturday which always brings out the emotions. Despite all these factors, the Ponies continued to play well as they defeated Glendive and Sidney Friday and Saturday at Blue Pony Gymnasium. "We played well...

  • Back at it: Lights and Alumni have a blast on the mat

    Kason Clark|Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Like many sporting events in 2020, the Northern Alumni Dual was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Saturday at the Armory Gymnasium, the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team and the Northern wrestling alumni grappled throughout the afternoon for the first time in two years. "It felt great to come back and see old faces and new teammates. The camaraderie was awesome," said MSU-N alumn and former NAIA national champion Brandon Weber. Not only did the dual...

  • Lights shut down by Carroll College

    Kason Clark|Updated Oct 11, 2021

    Late in the month of September, it looked like the Montana State University-Northern football team had been making progress. Against Montana Western and Rocky Mountain College, the Lights offense scored 28 points each and almost defeated RMC. But the MSU-N offense has struggled lately including a 34-0 loss to Carroll College in Helena this past Saturday. “Lack of execution against a pretty good football team. Probably one of the worst first halves we’ve played in a whi...

  • Polson offense explodes against the Blue Ponies

    Kason Clark|Updated Oct 11, 2021

    On the road Friday night, the Havre High football team ran into the buzzsaw that was Polson. The Pirates were undefeated heading into the game and were winning by an average of 42.8 points per game. Meanwhile, the Blues Ponies were 2-4 and were riding a three-game losing streak. When Polson and Havre met up Friday, the Pirates continued their strong play by jumping out to an early 35-0 lead over Havre in the first half. The Ponies tried to get back in it in the second half...

  • Skylights suffer road sweeps at Carroll, Tech

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 11, 2021

    The first two-match road trip of Frontier Conference play did not go well for the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team. Over the weekend, the Skylights were swept by both Carroll College and Montana Tech. Friday night in Helena, Northern fell to the Fighting Saints by scores of 25-18, 24-23 and 25-19. The Skylights were led by Alana Graves, who tallied eight kills with a hitting percentage of .217. Elissa Lind and Alyssa Pretty Weasel added seven kills. Shania...

  • Havre High girls' cross country wins Malta Invite

    Kason Clark|Updated Oct 11, 2021

    After competing in several large meets the past few weeks, the Havre High cross country teams ran in a much smaller gathering of only 14 teams when they competed at the Malta Invite this past Saturday. Against less competition, the HHS girls team took first in their meet while the HHS boys team finished second. "They actually surpassed some of the expectations I had," HHS head coach Erin Lynch said about her runners' performance. "Most of the kids had PRs so we're pretty excit...

  • Cats corral Mustangs, Griz pull away from Trailblazers

    Updated Oct 11, 2021

    BOZEMAN — Paced by an opportunistic defense and an offense that controlled the clock, No. 10 Montana State methodically wore down visiting Cal Poly on Homecoming Saturday, 45-7. After a steady rain most of the night before, the skies cleared and the sun came out by game time as the Bobcats snagged four interceptions, including one returned 39 yards for a touchdown by Callahan O'Reilly in the third quarter. MSU's first pick of the game was by Tyrel Thomas, seeing his first a...