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  • Skylights picked third, Lights fourth in Frontier hoops poll

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 12, 2020

    College basketball will be returning to the Hi-Line soon. And Frontier basketball is now just two months away, as the league announced its revised 2020-2021 schedule last week. And on Monday afternoon, the Frontier also announced its Preseason Coaches Poll. In the women's poll, the Montana State University-Northern Skylights, of longtime head coach Chris Mouat, are picked to finish third in the league this season. The Skylights, who began practicing last week, return a...

  • More COVID-19 deaths and cases hit area

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 12, 2020

    The statewide surge in COVID-19 continues to hit this area as well, with four new deaths reported, more cases confirmed in Havre schools and a Havre Head Start facility closing for a week. Blaine County confirmed Friday its first COVID-19-related death and its second death Sunday, and Hill County confirmed its sixth and seventh deaths Saturday. This comes as the state and local health officials are urging people to take precautions to slow the spread of the virus that causes the disease, with Hill County Health Officer Kim... Full story

  • Businesses temporarily closing in Havre in response to COVID-19 surge

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 12, 2020

    In the past week, some businesses in the Havre area have announced temporarily shutdowns on their Facebook pages, and on signs on their doors, either because employees have been quarantined for COVID-19 exposure or as a precaution against the recent surge of cases in Hill County. Hill County Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Larson said during the Hill County Health Board meeting Friday that these closures are beneficial to public health and she is glad that busine... Full story

  • Havre schools staying open this week

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 12, 2020

    Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees Friday during an emergency meeting voted to keep the schools running as is for this week. The decision will be revisited at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Havre Middle School gymnasium. After the meeting ended, new cases were confirmed of people associated with the district, one Friday afternoon and nine more Sunday, bringing the total confirmed in the district since Sept. 20 to 20 cases. Interim Superintendent Craig Mueller posted an update on the district... Full story

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

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 12, 2020

    Hill County Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Larson said during Friday’s Hill County Health Board’s weekly COVID-19 update call that board members 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. Larson said the most popular suggestions the department received were enforcing Gov. Steve Bullock’s mask mandate as well as shutting down schools, bars and casinos. These new considerations are in response to the recent surge... Full story

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 19,125 with 423 new cases.

    Updated Oct 12, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 291 with 904 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 400,458 with 10,200 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 212. The number of recoveries was 11,481 and the number of active cases was 7,432. Local cases by county: Hill: 13 new cases, 369 total, 155 active, 3 active hospitalizations, 107 recovered, 7 deaths Liberty: 1 new case, 27 total, 6 active, 21 recovered Blaine: 4 new cases, 145 total, 87... Full story

  • Obituary - Bonnie E. (Hill) Hansen

    Updated Oct 12, 2020

    Loving wife, mother and grandmother Bonnie E. (Hill) Hansen, 71, passed away at NMH Friday, October 9, 2020, from a short, fierce battle with COVID-19. Bonnie was born on April 11, 1949 to James "Marc" and Eleanora Hill in Glasgow, MT. She grew up on the family farm in Glentana, MT. She attended grade school at St. Raphael's Catholic School and graduated from Glasgow High School. She attended Carroll College, working on a degree in psychology. Feeling the need to return home,... Full story

  • Satellite voting office at Rocky Boy closed due to lockdown

    Updated Oct 12, 2020

    Staff and wire report Hill County Clerk and Recorder’s Office announced that the Hill County satellite voting office on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation will not be open Wednesday, Oct. 14, or Wednesday, Oct. 21, due to the reservation on lockdown. The satellite voting office is still scheduled to be open Oct. 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stone Child College in the Foyer of the Kenawash Building at 8294 Upper Box Elder Road Ballots were mailed to all active registered voters Friday. Voters may return their ballots by mai...

  • For the Record, Oct. 12, 2020

    Updated Oct 12, 2020

    Havre Police Department At 8:04 a.m. Friday, a Halloween Frankenstein yard decoration was reported stolen from Cleveland Avenue. -- A campaign sign was reported Friday at 8:44 a.m. stolen from a Boulevard Avenue yard. -- Someone stopped at the police station Friday at 10:16 a.m. to reported a sexual or violent offender registry violation. -- A Fifth Avenue caller asked Friday at 1:21 p.m. to speak with an officer about a stolen bike. -- A Friday 2:29 p.m. caller reported that...

  • Correction - Mail in ballots

    Updated Oct 12, 2020

    In a front-page story in Friday’s edition of The Havre Daily News about the Hill County Commission’s weekly business meeting, it was misreported that Pam Harada raised a concern that caretakers in nursing home environments could fill out ballots for residents. Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson made that comment....

  • MSU's 2021 crop and pest management school canceled due to pandemic

    Updated Oct 12, 2020

    From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s annual Crop and Pest Management School will not be offered in 2021 due to the pandemic, but pesticide applicators can attend other pest management events for pesticide license credits. The Crop and Pest Management School is an education and training event that has been held annually for producers, researchers and other agriculture specialists for more than 20 years. It is normally held during the first full week of January. Organizers plan to resume the regular sch...

  • Jaycees Haunted House canceled to slow spread of COVID-19

    Updated Oct 12, 2020

    Staff and wire report The Havre Jaycees has announced that, due to the risk of COVID-19, it will not hold its annual haunted house fundraised it holds during Halloween season each year. “Each year the Havre Jaycees do the Haunted House to bring some fun to our community and also take all of the canned food donations to our local food bank,” the service organization said in a post on its Facebook page. “It is by far one of our favorite projects that we enjoy putting on for the Havre area. “This year we have been faced with ma...

  • Ride Em': 2020 Hi-Line High School Rodeo at the Bigger Better Barn....

    Updated Oct 12, 2020

  • Biting Back: Ponies beat the Bulldogs

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Oct 12, 2020

    The first quarter once again started out with a stalemate on both sides of the ball. Havre and Hardin both could not find the endzone at first, meeting with offensive stalls and defensive stands. But the Ponies did find some luck when the second quarter came around. As the Bulldogs were marching down the field, a Hardin pass found the hands of junior defender Orion Thivierge, who would make a big defensive play by racing 43 yards to the endzone for a pick-six and the lead. Thi...

  • Blue Ponies spike the Devils

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Oct 12, 2020

    The Northeastern A has been grueling at times for the Havre High volleyball team, with every twist and turn with a strong opponent waiting for them. After some tough conference losses throughout the season, the Blue Ponies were looking for some magic against the top-seed of the Northeastern A. And against the Glendive Lady Devils in the Havre High Gymnasium Saturday evening, the Blue Ponies came away with a strong 3-1 conference win over the Lady Devils putting them in great...