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  • Havre police lobby closed due to rise in COVID-19 cases

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said in a release this morning that the lobby of the Havre Police Department is again closed due to the increase of cases of COVID-19 in the area. "We want to keep all of our staff healthy and safe," the release said. "With that being said, if you need assistance please call the Havre Police Department at 406-265-4361 to speak to the dispatcher, the release continued, "and, as always, if you have an emergency, please call 91...

  • Billings police: Man killed in police shootout pulled a gun

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Box Elder man killed by Billings Police Officers By: Patrick Johnston More details have been provided in a Billings police shooting that caused the death of a Box Elder man, including police reporting the Box Elder man pulled a gun on the officers. Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said during a press conference this morning that officers Ryland Nelson and Justin Bickford of the Billings Police Department shot a 29-year-old Box Elder man, whose name has yet to be released,...

  • Harlem schools cancel activities, stay distanced, for week

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 13, 2020

    The Harlem School Board voted unanimously Monday to keep the schools in distanced learning and canceled extracurricular activities until Monday as the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in Blaine County. Blaine County Health Department reported Monday night that the county has 74 active cases, with three hospitalizations and 146 total cases of COVID-19. The county reported its first two COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend. The school board Monday approved... Full story

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 19,611 with 530 new cases.

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 911 with 294 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 409,651 with 9,193 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 217. The number of recoveries was 11,620 and the number of active cases was 7,774. Local cases by county: Hill: 33 new cases, 402 total, 167 active, 7 active hospitalizations, 228 recovered, 7 deaths Liberty: No new cases, 27 total, 5 active, 22 recovered Blaine: 1 new case, 146 total, 74... Full story

  • Box Elder man killed by Billings police officers

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Officers from the Billings Police Department shot a 29-year-old Box Elder man, whose name has yet to be released, during a physical altercation around 10:20 last night. The name of the man had not yet been released. A press release issued early this morning on the department’s Twitter account by Lt. Brandon Wooley says officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Avenue C last night where they made contact with the man. The release says he began an altercation while officers were detaining him, after which two officers f...

  • Quick pics: 'Tis the season

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

  • LAC discusses mental health amid pandemic

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Hill County Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Larson was invited to a meeting of the Hill County Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council Monday to discuss what she felt the health department needed help with from a mental health perspective amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Larson said the primary thing LAC could do to help her department and the county is assist in the creation of a mental health resource guide that people affected by COVID-19 can use to get the help they need. She said council member Amber Spring, a...

  • Water once again running through St. Mary Diversion

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Water was turned on for the first time Saturday to run through the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works "This has been such an unbelievable and at times overwhelming project to be a part of," Milk River Joint Board of Control Project Manager Jennifer Patrick said. "The teamwork, partnerships and honestly friendships that have been forged in 22 short weeks are incredible." Drop 5 collapsed earlier this year. Work on Drop 2 was already planned and work also was done on Drop...

  • For the Record, Oct. 13, 2020

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Havre Police Department An 11th Street caller reported Monday at 7:51 a.m. that a brick was thrown the back window of a car. Hill County Sheriff's Office A caller reported found or lost property at the gun range Friday at 3:03 p.m. -- Deputies assisted another agency Sunday at 4:59 p.m. on 38th Street Southeast. -- Darrin Dean Longfox of Havre, 24, was arrested on a charge of partner or family member assault after a 911 call with the line left open alerted dispatch to...

  • Obituary - Barbara 'Barb' Miller, 68

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Barbara "Barb" Jean Miller, age 68, passed away peacefully October 3, 2020, due to brain cancer. Barb was born August 19, 1952, in Havre, Montana to Robert (Bob) and Jean (Hay) Neely. Barb attended Harlem High School and graduated as a licensed practical nurse at Montana State University-Northern in 1971. Upon graduation, she moved to Shelby, Montana, where she met and married her husband of 48 years, Ronald "Ron" Miller I. Barb was a woman of great strength and lived her... Full story

  • Obituary - Janet Allemeier

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Janet Allemeier, age 94, passed away October 8, 2020, at Morningstar Senior Living Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She and her beloved husband John moved to the Havre area in 1952 from Lima, Ohio. Janet worked at the J.C. Penney store for over 20 years. She enjoyed volunteering at First Lutheran Church, Blue Horizions Camping Club, NMH gift shop, and especially the Havre Senior Center, where she volunteered for 25 years. She is survived by her son Randy (Kim) of Idaho Falls,... Full story

  • Youth Serve scholarship now open for applications

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Press release HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship. The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among high school students. Funds are available through support from Montana Campus Compact, a network of Montana campuses committed to community service; Reach Higher Montana, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students pursue and fun...

  • Extended entry deadline for Little Britches Rodeo

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Havre Daily News staff Any youth still wanting to sign up for the Hi-Line Rodeo Team’s Little Britches Rodeo have another opportunity to get entered after organizers announced an extension to the deadline. Youth do not have to be a Little Britches member to compete. The weekend competition, which is three rodeos over two days, is set to start 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and people can enter by calling or texting Michelle Burchard at 390-6570....

  • Hi-Line Sports Schedule

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    TUESDAY High School Volleyball CJI vs Chinook Big Sandy vs Centerville Ft. Benton vs Rivals THURSDAY High School Volleyball Harlem vs Glasgow High School XC Havre at Lewistown Invite FRIDAY High School Football Havre at Sidney, 6 p.m. Chiniook at Belt, 6 p.m. Harlem vs Cut Bank, 7 p.m. Fort Benton at Shelby, 7 p.m. Choteau at CJI, 7 p.m. SATURDAY High School Football Northern C seeding games High School Volleyball Havre vs Lewistown, 4 p.m....

  • Hi-Line Football: Pioneers win Six-Man North title; Beeters, Horns roll

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 13, 2020

    Kade Strutz started and finished a fourth straight Six-Man North conference championship for the Big Sandy Pioneers. Friday night in Big Sandy, the top-ranked Pioneers faced their biggest challenge of the season when they hosted fifth-ranked Power-Dutton-Brady. Yet, in their regular season finale, the Pioneers proved too tough as they turned away the Titans 46-29. The night started with a 45-yard TD run by Strutz, but the Titans were hanging tough at 12-8. However, the...

  • Hi-Line Football: Fort Benton stays unbeaten in the 7C

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 13, 2020

    COVID-19 is certainly having an impact on high school sports of late, including local volleyball. However, plenty of big matches were still on the slate last week along the Hi-Line. The Fort Benton Longhorns came into the week in first place in the District 7C standings, and after three wins, they're still undefeated. Last Thursday, Fort Benton swept Big Sandy by scores of 25-14, 25-9 and 25-4 in Big Sandy. Abby Clark had a huge match with eight kills, three aces and three...

  • COVID stalks Montana town already saddled with asbestos disease

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    By Nate Hegyi Kaiser Health News LIBBY — Frank Fahland has spent most days since the pandemic began at the site of his dream house, working to finish a 15-year labor of love while keeping away from town and the people closest to him. Like thousands of people from Libby and Lincoln County in the far northwestern corner of Montana, the 61-year-old Fahland has scarred lungs after years of breathing in asbestos fibers from dust and soil contaminated by the town’s now-defunct plant that produced vermiculite, a mineral used in ins...

  • As COVID surges, health officials try to balance public buy-in with stricter measures

    Updated Oct 13, 2020

    By Johnathan Hettinger Montana Free Press Montana has set multiple new records for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the past week, and now ranks among the top states in the nation in daily new cases per capita. Hospitals in some of Montana’s largest cities are at or near capacity, while health care providers are pleading with people to heed public health advice. Public health departments say they aren’t able to keep up with contact tracing and feel powerless in the face of politically charged resistance to masks and...