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Articles from the October 22, 2015 edition


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  • ELF food drive brings help to families

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 22, 2015

    Sheila Neuwerth was at Van Orsdel United Methodist Church Wednesday night, waiting for things to liven up. Havre firefighters were going door to door throughout the city's east side, picking up donations of food for the Havre Food Bank.Volunteers were accompanying them, and other volunteers were showing up at the church to help unload, sort and transport the food to the food bank building in North Havre. From there, it would go to families throughout the area who would go...

  • Special Olympics polar plunge to be held Saturday

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 22, 2015

    The people in the Havre Special Olympics program will be able to participate in activities this year because some people are willing to jump in a big vat of ice cold water Saturday. The SubZero SuperHero Polar Plunge will take place Saturday at Blue Pony Stadium after the Montana State University-Northern football game. Officials say it should happen between 4 and 5 p.m. People who can gather more than $100 in pledges will be invited to take the plunge into the cold water...

  • Pregnancy Resouce Center hosts its annual banquet

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 22, 2015

    Sally Loftus was giving her annual report to the Hi-Line Pregnancy Resource Center at the annual banquet Tuesday night. She's the executive director of the organization that helps troubled women who are unexpectedly pregnant. Loftus and her volunteers help women understand options they face other than abortion. Loftus talked about assuming her new role a few years ago and how she was a bit unsure of herself. One day, as she was sitting at the resource center's table at the...

  • Lights take the next step on the mat

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 22, 2015

    The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team is still a week away from starting its 2015-16 season. But tonight, inside the Armory Gymnasium, the Lights will take an important step in preparation for the new year. MSU-N will hold its annual Maroon/Gold Dual tonight at 7, and many of the matches will have an impact on Northern's dual lineup for the upcoming season. And it's also a chance for the Lights to not only showcase their depth, but also get more mat time before...

  • The last race is the biggest

    Chris Peterson|Updated Oct 22, 2015

    It has been a year of improvement for the Havre High cross country teams. Each week, the Blue Ponies seems to get better and better under first-year head coach Josh Holt and this week, they will look to put an exclamation point on the 2015 season at the All-Class state meet in Great Falls Saturday. The HHS boys in particular come into state with some momentum after posting a second-place finish at the Central A divisional meet last weekend, while the girls team enters the...

  • Hi-Line Brief - Key Club to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

    Updated Oct 22, 2015

    The Havre High School Key Club will be doing a trick-or-treat around Havre on Tuesday for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund — UNICEF. Money raised will go toward the Eliminate program to fund tetanus shots for pregnant women in third-world nations. The program protects mothers and their unborn children from the disease. The trick-or-treating begins at 6 p.m. Key Club members say they appreciate the support they get fevery year from the community of Havre for this effort....

  • Hi-Line Brief - Christmas Cash program set to launch

    Updated Oct 22, 2015

    For the 26th year in a row, the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Christmas Cash program that will enable Hi-Line residents to do their Christmas shopping, save money and keep dollars in the local economy. “There will be many opportunities to shop globally over the next several weeks but hopefully as holiday shoppers work through their holiday lists, they will give area businesses a first chance,” said Debbie Vandeberg, executive director of the Chamber. Consumers with approved credit can get an interest-free loa...

  • For the Record - Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

    Updated Oct 22, 2015

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a report of a two-vehicle, noninjury crash on 1st Avenue Wednesday at 8:12 a.m. —— Matthew Isaiah Baer, 30, of Havre was arrested on a charge of criminal contempt after a 24/7 Sobriety Program violation Wednesday at 8:47 a.m. —— Landin John Gwynn, 32, of Havre was issued a summons on a charge of criminal contempt after a 24/7 Sobriety Program violation Wednesday at 10:34 a.m. —— A 16-year-old was arrested on two Justice or City court warrants during a motor vehicle stop on Mai...

  • Helping out the food bank

    Updated Oct 22, 2015

  • Juneau may challenge Zinke for House seat

    MATT VOLZ, Associated Press|Updated Oct 22, 2015

    HELENA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is considering challenging U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke for Montana's U.S. House seat next year, a spokeswoman for the Democrat said Wednesday. Juneau, 48, has been the state's public schools superintendent since 2009 and is the first female Native American elected to statewide office in Montana. "Denise is seriously considering a run for office because she sees an opportunity to bring a Montana work ethic and her record of getting things done to the U.S. House," s...

  • The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round

    Sondra Ashton, Humor columnist|Updated Oct 22, 2015

    "You lie," the note from my friend said. "You said you were in Montana. If that were the case, you would have stopped in to see us." Immediately, as I often do, without thought, I shot back a reply. Afterwards, I began thinking. Was I flippant? I certainly did not mean to be. I had sent what I felt at the moment was an explanation. On later consideration, I felt I had sent a poor excuse. True, I had popped my head in the door and John wasn't there. I only had a five-minute win...

  • Local Bowling Report: Montana State Seniors a hit at Hi Line Lanes

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Oct 22, 2015

    After three weekends of continuous bowling the Montana State Senior Tournament is over and in the books. Final results are below. A big thank you goes out to the Havre U.S.B.C. for the job in running the tournament and especially to Shawn Mariani for all of his hard work starting in August in organizing all the shifts and times and keeping track of all of the entries. Super job, Shawn. Also, to all of the volunteers who worked the days of the tournament. Julie Rodgers and Dianne Watson who put the tournament book together,...

  • Frontier Notebook: Carroll, EOU having surprise struggles

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 22, 2015

    If there is a surprise team in the Frontier Conference this season, it has to be the Montana Tech Orediggers. After all, Tech won just one game all of last season. But while Tech’s rise to the top of the league standings may be a pleasant surprise to some, there’s two teams that have caught the league by surprise. But, it’s for the wrong reason. One team that sits at 3-3 halfway through the season is Carroll College. The Fighting Saints were picked to win the Frontier title...

  • Prep Football, Volleyball, College Standings

    Updated Oct 22, 2015

    Prep Football Standings Central A Conf. Overall Havre 4-0 6-2 Belgrade 2-1 2-5 Lewistown 1-2 3-4 Livingston 1-2 1-7 Browning 0-3 0-7 Eastern A Conf. Overall Miles City 4-0 8-0 Billings Central 3-1 5-2 Laurel 2-2 5-2 Sidney 2-2 5-3 Glendive 1-3 3-4 Hardin 0-4 1-6 Southwestern A Conf. Overall Dillon 3-0 7-0 Butte Central 3-0 6-2 Hamilton 2-2 6-2 Stevensville 0-3 1-7 Corvallis 0-3 1-6 Northwestern A Conf. Overall Whitefish 3-0 7-1 Columbia Falls 1-1 3-3 Polson 1-2 3-4 Frenchtown 0-2 3-5 1B Conf. Overall Fairfield 3-0 7-0 Choteau...

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