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Articles from the October 18, 2016 edition

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  • Hill County Justice Court

    Editor|Updated Nov 15, 2016

    Editor’s note: The computer program provided by the Montana state government to print media reports on court actions does not always list all fines assessed. The following cases were resolved in Hill County Justice Court by Judge Audrey Barger Aug. 9-16. —— Robert James Cantrell, born in 1974, was sentenced to 10 days in jail, all days credited, for disorderly conduct and was fined $100 and sentenced to 180 days in jail, 159 days suspended and 11 credited, for criminal trespass to property. In a later case, Cantrell was s...

  • Quick Pics - Spooky, scary Halloween yard is in the spirit

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Oct 18, 2016

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  • Fort Belknap sets workshops on water rights for stalled water compact

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    The government at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is working to educate its members about water and water rights as a compact deciding exactly what the reservation’s rights are remains stalled in Congress. Fort Belknap Indian Community Council is holding a workshop Wednesday and three Thursday including presentations by the reservation’s water engineer and legal counsel, with the title of the workshop “Know your water rights — protect our homeland.” The Fort Belknap Water Compact will decide what the reservati...

  • Man sentenced for breaking vehicle window and hurting 9-year-old

    Paul Dragu|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    A man who was part of an altercation in which a caller reported a gun was fired on First Street in Havre and the window of a truck was broken with a baseball bat, injuring a 9-year-old in the vehicle, will spend three years on probation. Arnold Sisneros Jr. received a three year deferred imposition of sentence for the offense of criminal endangerment, a felony, and a six month suspended sentence for the offense of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. District Judge Daniel Boucher also ordered Sisneros to pay an $800 public...

  • Teel ordered to pay $96,000 in restitution for embezzlement charge

    Paul Dragu|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    A local woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars from Havre’s Bear Paw Credit Union, where she worked for more than a decade, received in state District Court in Havre Monday six years probation and was ordered to pay $96,000 in restitution. Peggy Teel, born in 1961, received a deferred imposition of sentence of six years, the maximum allowed for a deferred sentence, for felony theft by embezzlement by common scheme. A check for $68,279.25 of the restitution, written by Teel, was presented in the c...

  • Man sentenced for kicking pregnant officer, possession of drugs

    Paul Dragu|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    A man who kicked a nine-month-pregnant officer in the stomach while he was being held in the Hill County Detention Center last year was sentenced Monday in state District Court in Havre to five years in state custody. Anthony D. Ekstrom, born in 1991, appeared in District Court by video network from the Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby and was sentenced to a five-year commitment to the Department of Corrections for the offense of assault on a peace officer and a five year commitment to the DOC for criminal possession...

  • Petition: Impeach McKeon for issuing 60-day incest sentence

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    HELENA (AP) — An online petition with more than 12,000 signatures calling for the impeachment of a Montana judge over the sentencing of a 40-year-old man to 60 days in jail in an incest case involving a 12-year-old girl has been sent to the state’s governor and other officials. The man was sentenced to the jail time, plus a 30-year suspended prison term last week as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. District Judge John McKeon has defended himself against criticism, saying a plea agreement that recommended a 25-year min...

  • Hearts on Fire youth program set at Rocky Boy

    Alex Ross|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    A Grammy Award-winning artist will perform this week at Stone Child College on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation as part of Hearts on Fire, a two-day camp to educate teenagers about how to talk through visual and social media about of drugs, suicide prevention, bullying and sexual assault. “It’s empowering them to tell their own story,” said Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative program coordinator and state Rep. Bruce Meyers, R-Box Elder. “So if they are empowered to tell their own story then they will be empowered to say no...

  • Learn about stuttering and its treatment

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Editor, Oct. 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Did you know that 70 million people worldwide stutter — more than the population of France? For nearly 70 years, the Stuttering Foundation has offered free information about stuttering and its treatment. To mark this year’s awareness day, we’ve compiled information for all ages from speech-language pathologists around the world who specialize in the treatment of stuttering. This invaluable info can be found at We hope to reach everyone with...

  • County asks for levy to replace existing tax

    Mark Peterson|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Editor, The Hill County commissioners have put a 10 mill levy on the ballot. This levy is to be used on infrastructure and technology updates in the county. The county foresees many upgrade needs to the courthouse, detention center and the annex in the near future. This is the first levy request since 1986 when I-105 was voted in. The commission felt that the need and the timing is right for this request. The jail bond levy will make its final payment on June 2017. That levy is also 10 mills. That jail bond will be paid off...

  • Some problems raised about candidate forum and coverage

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Some representatives of local Republican parties have raised some issues — that are valid — both about the setup of and the coverage of the political candidate forum the Havre Daily News sponsored Thursday and an article about the forum that ran in Friday’s edition. The first issue is that the forum was just that — a forum — not a debate. The article about what was presented in the time allotted to state Rep. Stephanie Hess, R-Havre, and Democrat Jacob Bachmeier of Havre called the event a debate in the first paragraph...

  • For the Record, Oct 18, 2016

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a juvenile status offense after a Washington Avenue caller reported Monday at 8:07 a.m. that her daughter had run away. —— Tyler Joseph Harrison of Havre, 21, was arrested on three Justice or City court warrants Monday at 9:52 a.m. at the Hill County Courthouse. —— Starlaen Michelle Perkins of Havre, 50, was issued a summons for the charges of failure to stop and identify self after striking unattended vehicle and failure to give notice after someone reported a hit and run Mon...

  • Obituary: Harold N. Storm

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Harold N. Storm died Oct. 2, 2016, at Rogue Valley Hospital, Medford, Oregon, after a long illness. Burial was at the Veterans National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Oregon. Harold was born April 13, 1942, at Rugby, North Dakota, to Ray and Eleanor Storm. He married Marie Woodarz June 25, 1969, at Havre, Montana, and they had two sons, Dennis and Kenneth. Harold attended schools and college in Havre. He also served four years in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Oregon Right to... Full story

  • Obituary: William P. "Boy Boy" LaMere

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    William P. "Boy Boy" LaMere, 62, passed away due to natural causes at his Great Falls residence on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Wake services began at 4 p.m., and the Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, all at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, also at St. Mary's, with Father Pete Guthneck officiating. Burial will follow in the Rocky Boy Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with... Full story

  • Obituary: Selena Ditmar

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Selena Ditmar, 88, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the Ditmar Residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Red Whip Center in Fort Belknap.... Full story

  • Obituary: Dean Hasler

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    The family of Dean Hasler invites people to join in celebrating his life Oct. 29, 2016, at the Mint Bar in Chinook. Please join us at 3:30 p.m. for a light meal and a toast. People can bring their thoughts, prayers, and fondest memories of Dean. Full story

  • Obituary: Amber Burrington Welsh

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Amber Burrington Welsh, 77, passed away on Oct. 14, 2016, at a Great Falls care center. Amber was born in Havre, Montana, May 10, 1939. She was the second of four children born to Virrell and Dorothy (Reynolds) Burrington. Amber grew up in Havre and graduated from Havre High School in 1959. In 1961 she had a son, Grant, whom she raised as a single mom. She was employed at Super Save during her time in Havre. Later, she moved to Great Falls, where she worked at Safeway for... Full story

  • Obituary:Rudolph P. Arriola

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Rudolph P. Arriola, 81, passed away surrounded by loved ones Sept. 1, 2016, in Sandy, Utah. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel with Deacon Tim Maroney officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Rudy’s online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at www.hollandbon... Full story

  • Bullhook Blossoms selects Jacobson home as Halloween highlight

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    People can see a “ghoulish delight” at the yard selected for Halloween by the Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club. West of Highland Park on Old Post Road and 26th Avenue West, the Bob and Teri Jacobson home is set to show the season, a press release says. Teri’s Theatrical Yard features her Halloween friends, which will greet people both inside and outside her home. The location will be marked by orange, purple and green balloons. While ghosts and goblins abound both day and night, people are recommended to see them at night for t...

  • Hi-Line Football Roundup

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    This time of year, there’s a lot on the line for a bunch of high school football teams. But few teams on the Hi-Line had more on the line than the Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks this past weekend. Playing in their final home game of the season, on senior night, the Hawks needed to beat arch rival Power-Dutton-Brady to secure a berth in the Class C playoffs Friday night in Chester. And the Hawks did exactly that. After starting the season with two straight losses, CJI had b...

  • Hi-Line Volleyball Roundup

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    One week is all that stands between area high school volleyball teams and postseason play. So that made last week a big one along the Hi-Line. The North Star Knights got last week started off on the right foot by beating arch rival Sunburst by scores of 25-19, 25-15 and 25-15 in a non-conference match last Tuesday. Paij Peterson had 19 assists and Lily Pedersen and Peytan King each tallied nine kills for the Knights. North Star followed that win up with a dominant performance...

  • Frontier Notebook: Red-hot Orediggers are coming to Havre

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 18, 2016

    The Montana State University-Northern Lights are coming home, for a homecoming game, and, despite a loss last week at Rocky Mountain College, the Lights should be feeling confident. Northern played one of its best games of the season in a 21-13 loss last Saturday at RMC, a game in which the Lights controlled throughout. The Northern defense held RMC to just over 200 yards of offense, while the Lights’ offense, behind a big day from Zach McKinley, racked up over 400 yards. Of c...

  • Hi-Line Athletes of the Week

    Updated Oct 18, 2016

    Brett Henke, CJI Football The Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks were in a do-or-die game last Friday night, and, in the moment, running back Brett Henke came through. Henke rushed for 200 yards and scored four times in the Hawks' win over Power-Dutton-Brady, a win that clinched a playoff berth for CJI. Henke scored on runs of 1, 1, 4 and 1 yards to help CJI win its fourth straight game. Henke is a two-way standout for the Hawks, who close the regular season Wednesday at Fort...