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Articles from the October 21, 2020 edition


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  • Bullock: Montanans have to work together to save recovery

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Montana Gov. Steve Bull0ck said in a press conference Tuesday that Montana's economic recovery and opening policies are in danger due to a minority of people who won't act to slow the spread of COVID-19. "Our economic recoveries are at risk by Montanans and businesses not following the restrictions that we have in place," Bullock said. "Montana is not alone, as we continue to see an alarming amount of new cases each day. Over the past week nearly every state has seen an...

  • Results of annual fisheries surveys on Fresno Reservoir shows high humber of walleye

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks staff recently conducted standardized netting surveys on Fresno Reservoir. These annual surveys take place in September and have been conducted in the reservoir since 1987. These surveys provide important information pertaining to the Fresno fish community and track short- and long-term species trends. The information collected during these surveys aids FWP management of the Fresno fishery. Walleye were...

  • Obituary - Darren G. Healy

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Darren G. Healy, 46, passed away due to natural causes at Benefis Medical Center Saturday, October 17, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today, October 21, 2020, at the Pink Church Cemetery....

  • Obituary - Stanley Gerald 'Birdie' Dalby Jr.

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Stanley Gerald "Birdie" Dalby Jr. was called home October 19, 2020. His wake began at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Rosary is at 7:00 p.m. today, October 21, 2020, followed by his funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 24, 2020, all at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Box Elder. Please visit Stanley's online memorial page at http://www.hollandbonine.com to leave a message of condolence for his family. Stanley was born February 25, 1940, to Stanley Dalby Sr....

  • Quick Pics - Snow continues to fall

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

  • COVID-19 response update, Oct. 21, 2020

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Hill County reported three COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday evening. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 24,712 with 624 new cases. The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 1,068 with 345 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 447,994 with 2,973 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 275. The number of recoveries was 15,085 and the...

  • Nothing happening

    Carrie Classon|Updated Oct 21, 2020

    “I’m hunkering down,” Rebecca told me. I know what she means. My friend Rebecca just returned from a road trip she made after a lot of careful consideration. First, her mother was sick. Then, she fell and broke her hip. Rebecca’s mother is 90 and she did not seem to be getting better. Rebecca decided she needed to go visit her. Rebecca and her daughter drove across three states for the visit. Rebecca said it was a wonderful trip and she bonded with her daughter as never b...

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line closed during distanced learning

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 21, 2020

    The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees voted last Tuesday to go remote till Wednesday, Oct 28, and the director of Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line said the club will be working and complementing what the school district does. Director Tim Brurud said the club, which works to complement the district, will be closed since the school is doing remote learing. "We will follow suit," Brurud said. "I hope we can get back to in-person programming on the 28th, but that really depe...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Tamera O'Leary, Havre XC

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 21, 2020

    When it comes to running, there’s really only two schools of thought. Some people love it, and do it routinely. The other half just thinks those people are crazy. But Havre High senior cross country standout Tamera O’Leary is a little bit of both. O’Leary, a four-year varsity runner for the Blue Ponies, is certainly dedicated to her sport, but she certainly sees the other side. “Yes, I don’t understand why we voluntarily run 3.2 miles for fun,” she said. But O’Leary ind...

  • Hi-Line Athletes of the Week

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Alyssa Oliver, Havre Volleyball Service aces are one of the hardest things to come by in the sport of volleyball. But Blue Pony Alyssa Oliver got on a roll serving in Havre’s five-set win over Lewistown last Saturday night. Oliver had nine aces to go along with nine digs in the exciting Blue Pony win, while also serving six more aces against Malta Tuesday night. Oliver and the Ponies are back home Saturday to host Sidney. Brock Nystrom, Havre Football The Havre Blue Ponies h...

  • Annual local drug take back day set for Saturday

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Saturday, the Substance Abuse and Misuse Coalition of Hill and Blaine County, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Hill and Blaine County DUI Task Forces, will be running the annual drug take back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Havre Police Department and Blaine County Sheriff’s Office. Havre Encourages Long-Range Prevention — HELP — Committee and Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line Prevention Specialist and Substance Abuse And Misuse Coalition Representative Susan Brurud said the DEA does a drug...

  • For the Record, Oct. 21, 2020

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Havre Police Department Tuesday at 10:43 a.m., a Boulevard Avenue caller reported a possible identity theft. —— A caller at a Montana State University-Northern residence hall reported an intoxicated man in the lobby attacking the staff Tuesday at 3:13 a.m. Hill County Sheriff’s Office The sheriff’s office dispatch log reported no arrests, summonses or investigations. Havre Fire Department Emergency medical personnel responded to three calls Tuesday and four calls early this morning. Havre Animal Shelter The shelter this mo...

  • Obituary - Gladys Agnes Klundt

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Gladys Agnes Klundt, "A daughter of the Prairie," went to meet Jesus, her savior, at age 93, October 6, 2020. Born to Walter and Martha Hinebauch in East End Saskatchewan, Canada, who had seven children, with Linda as lone survivor. She met Elmer Klundt at a country dance on the highland and they were soon married. They farmed and ranched near Laredo, for 25 years, where they raised four children, Patty Jo, Bonnie, Debbie, and Kenny. She lost Elmer to a farm accident, and was...

  • Obituary - James F. Faber

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    James F. Faber, 78, passed away due to complications from Parkinson's disease Monday, October 12, 2020, at Northern Montana Care Center. Private graveside services were held in Calvary Cemetery with Deacon Tim Maroney officiating. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date when it is safe for family and friends to gather. Jim's family has suggested memorial donations be made in his memory to St Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, Hill County 4-H, North Central Senior...

  • Obituary - David Eugene Bessette

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    "The Cowboy Rides Away" David Eugene Bessette was born to Clyde and Marion (Malsam) Bessette on December 27, 1943, in Havre, Montana, and died from cancer on October 15, 2020, peacefully at home. After graduating from Havre High School in 1962, David joined the National Guard. Then, while working for Hill County, David began acquiring more and more farmland north of Havre until the farm became a full-time job. David served on the Federal Land Board and, during his time as...

  • Obituary - Vicky Azure

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Vicky Azure, 60, passed away at her residence Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Cremation has taken place, and due to the current circumstances, no services will be held at this time....

  • ARC/PLC enrollment begins, deadline March 15

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Press release WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops, and more than $5 billion in payments are in the process of going out to producers who signed up for the 2019 crop year. “Although commodity prices are starting to show a gli...

  • NRCS conservation funding application cutoff set for Nov. 17

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Press release BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana has set a Nov. 17 application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle. The cutoff date applies to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Conservation Stewardship Program-Classic, and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. “NRCS provides funding and technical assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forestland owners implement conservation practices that provide env...

  • Despite pandemic threat, gubernatorial hopefuls avoid COVID nitty-gritty

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    By Katheryn Houghton and Matt Volz Kaiser Health News Just 15 days ahead of the election, Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney laid out his ideas on how he’d handle the COVID-19 pandemic if elected governor. Details were few, but the Democrat’s plan became one of only a handful being offered by candidates in the 11 U.S. governor’s races about how they’ll approach what’s certain to be the dominant issue of their terms, should they win. While much of the nation’s focus is on who will be president come January, voters who are decidin...

  • Keep Winning: Blue Pony spikers beat Malta at home

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Getting hot in late October is a good thing in high school volleyball. In fact, the timing couldn't be better. And that's exactly what the Havre Blue Ponies are doing right now. Tuesday night, the Ponies were back in the Havre High gymnasium, where they won their fifth straight match, as they beat the Malta M-Ettes in a three-game sweep. Havre beat Malta by scores of 25-12, 25-15 and 25-12. The match was a dominate performance by the Ponies, as well, because they never...

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