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Articles from the March 18, 2015 edition

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Zinke votes to cut Amtrak funding

Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke either did or did not vote to stop federal funding for Amtrak, but the U.S. House of Representatives voted to authorize $8 million of funding for the rail service. Heather Swift, a spokesperson for Zinke said that he... Full story


It's game time in Missouri

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights have been here before. Well, sort of. Granted, the Skylights were in the same position a year ago that they are today — playing a first-round game in... Full story


Rocky Boy players honored

In the 2014-15 high school basketball season, there’s wasn’t a district in Class B as good, deep and talented as the District 1B. And that fact is evident in the league’s All-Conference lists,... Full story

 By Ken Brubaker    Sports    March 18, 2015

Local Bowling Report: Chinook couple captures mixed doubles tourney

New leaders emerged on the final weekend of the No Tap Mixed Doubles at Hi Line Lanes. Linda and Bob Azure from Chinook, with a score of 1,719 were victorious, winning a $500 first-place prize and jackets donated by Havre Distributors. Second place...


Farm Bill deadlines hit at end of March

Staff report The USDA’s Farm Service Agency is reminding agricultural producers that deadlines are fast approaching. Under the new Farm Bill, producers can choose whether to enroll their production in the Agricultural Risk Coverage, or ARC, or the... Full story


Obituary - Brenda Ardelle Napier

Brenda Ardelle Napier, 48, of Forsyth, Montana, passed away March 10, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at her home, after battling breast cancer for many years. Brenda was born Oct. 7, 1966, in... Full story


Agenda: Havre City-County Airport Board

The Havre City-County Airport Board meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the terminal. 1. Approval of Feb. 19 minutes. 2 Correspondence. (A) Application for federal assistance. 3. Reports: (A) Manager (B) Inspection (C) Finance 4.... Full story


For the Record, March 18, 2015

Havre Police Department Nathan John Woodwick, 37, of Havre was arrested on two Justice or City court warrants after officers served him a warrant at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday at a 1st Street business. —— Mathew Clark Alcorn, 40, of Havre was arrested on... Full story


Our View: Giveaway House has a long, tremendous history

For decades, the Giveaway House on Havre’s north side has been a godsend for people who need clothing, household items and more. In the 1970s, two concerned women, Ruth Nystrom and Ann Friesen, started the program. It has been a model charity.... Full story


Letter to the Editor: So you need help paying heating bills? LIEAP can help you

Editor: Havre Hi-Line’s home heating help program is still accepting applications until 5 p.m., Thursday, April 30. If you live in the counties of Hill, Blaine or Liberty counties, our office wants to help you. The program, LIEAP — pronounced LEE... Full story


Letter to the Editor: Reporters should report both sides of political issues

Editor: The Havre Daily News coverage of the legislative videos at noon on Tuesdays should include both sides of the discussion not just the speakers and pictures of the Democratic party. It shows a bias on the part of the Havre Daily News. With... Full story


Hill County awarded $7,000 grant for local food and shelter program

Press release A federal board selected Hill County to receive $7,211 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by a representative of Federal Emergency Management... Full story


Salvation Army, Food Bank offer Easter baskets

Press release The Salvation Army’s Havre Service Center and the Havre Food Bank are offering a free Easter Food Basket to low income individuals and families in the Havre Area. People need to call 265-6411 to make an appointment to sign up. After... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    March 18, 2015

Daychild sentenced to five years for assault on minor

A Hill County man who pleaded guilty to assault on a minor has been sentenced to five years in prison. Elliot Q. Daychild, born in 1986, was sentenced Monday in state District Court by Judge Dan Boucher. According to the charging document, Havre Poli... Full story


Chainsaw involved in altercation

In Big Sandy, seven people were involved in an altercation that led to one person being stabbed and another chasing people with a chainsaw. “The long and short of it is, right, now, we have seven individuals involved,” said Chouteau County... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    March 18, 2015

Consortium discusses efforts to curb suicide, drunken driving

A consortium working to improve the health of Hill County heard updates from various task forces within the county at a meeting Tuesday at the District 4 Human Resources Development Council building. Amber Spring, of the Mental Health Awareness Task...


Lawmakers discuss medical bills

Legislation being considered in Helena would help poor people get health care and reduce losses hospitals feel from having to provide uncompensated care for people who can’t afford to pay for it. Rep. Stephanie Hess, R-Havre, said a bill...

 By John Kelleher    Local    March 18, 2015

Watch for potholes this spring

Havre motorists are likely to see a lot of potholes this spring. The aging streets in the city combined with weather patterns that make for good potholes are to blame, said Dave Peterson, the city's...


Skylights Roll Blue Raiders

It has been a magical season for the Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team and thanks to a dominant defensive effort and an even more dominant performance by A’Jha Edwards, the Skylights season will live on for at least... Full story


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