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Articles from the October 22, 2020 edition


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  • For the Record, Oct. 22, 2020

    Updated Oct 22, 2020

    Havre Police Department A caller reported a dead deer in the street Wednesday at 6:33 a.m. on U.S. Highway 2 East. Hill County Sheriff's Office John Melvin Birdtail of Havre, 28, was arrested on a state District Court warrant served at Hill County Detention Center Wednesday at 12:21 p.m. Havre Fire Department Emergency medical personnel responded to seven calls Wednesday. -- Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle possibly on fire on the 10 Block of First Street West...

  • Quick Pics: A chilly stop at Sands Lake

    Updated Oct 22, 2020

  • Health board moving forward on possible restrictions

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 22, 2020

    The Hill County Health Board approved Wednesday taking steps to slow the spread of coronavirus in the county if the residents do not slow the spread themselves. "Our rate of cases is climbing at a pace where we can't keep up,"Hill County Public Health Director and Heath Officer Kim Larson said. "Our health care system and our public health system are not keeping up and we need to do something." The health board Wednesday approved the health department's plan to possibly...

  • State COVID-19 response update, Oct. 22, 2020

    Updated Oct 22, 2020

    Hill County reported another COVID-19-related death Wednesday evening. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 25,640 with 932 new cases. The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 1.091 with 353 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 452,846 with 4,852 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 278. The number of recoveries was 16,266 and...

  • Aaniiih Nakoda, Stone Child colleges receive grants

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 22, 2020

    Two local tribal colleges have received grants from USDA Rural Development for technology and and facility upgrade. Aaniiih Nakoda College at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation received $187, 923 and Stone Child College at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation received $161,200 A press release from Rural Development said the Stone Child College grant is to purchase security and information technology equipment, including security cameras, webcams, computers, monitors and a variety of network components, Stone Child College did n...

  • New state record set in one-day COVID confirmations

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Oct 22, 2020

    The number of COVID-19 cases and COVID-19-related deaths continues to climb, with the state setting a new record this morning for the number of cases confirmed in one day and a new death reported in Hill County. The 10 a.m. COVID-19 response map reported that 932 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Montana Wednesday. That brings the total confirmed in the state to 25,640, with 9,096 active cases, 1,091 active hospitalizations and 278 deaths. Hill County reported another... Full story

  • Looking Out My BackDoor - A shift in perspective

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Oct 22, 2020

    This morning, Leo brought me a box of 24 jumbo Crayola Crayons and a pad with a dozen dry cakes of water colors. Along with the requisite brush. Just like we used back in first grade. Oh, also a tube of school glue. Little girl stuff. Things change. When I was 6, our water paints came in a tin. The crayons smell similar, but I know from coloring with my grandchildren that some essential ingredient is missing because the colors are not as vibrant as they used to be and the cray...

  • Obituary - Ruth Evelyn Morse

    Updated Oct 22, 2020

    Ruth Evelyn Morse passed away at the age of 91 Tuesday, 10-20-2020, at Northern Montana Care Center due to COVID-19. Ruth was born in Havre, Montana, November 21st, 1928, to Martin and Karen Ulven. She and her three sisters were raised on the family farm north of Havre. She was educated at Spring Coulee School, beginning her school years speaking Norwegian and a little bit of English. She graduated from Havre High School in 1945 and Northern Montana College. Ruth worked at Fla... Full story

  • Obituary - Katherine Anna Lois (Gilge) Jiron

    Updated Oct 22, 2020

    Katherine Anna Lois (Gilge) Jiron, 26, passed away October 16, 2020, at Missoula’s St. Patrick Hospital from cardiac arrest due to complications of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, Max, her son, Raiden, her father and mother, Kent and Lois Gilge, her brothers, Kirby, Jesse, Kody, Tim, grandmother Starshine and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. We are so thankful, honored and humbled to have has this amazing young woman in our lives. There will be a C... Full story

  • George Ferguson Column: Sports are lifting us up again

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 22, 2020

    It’s been a tough one. To play or not to play? That question during this pandemic has weighed heavy on my mind, and it’s one I’ve never fully been able to reconcile with one way or another. Of course, my heart is in sports, at all levels. I mean, for one thing, it’s what I do for a living. So understandably, I have wanted sports to get back to some kind of normalcy. Coaching is another part of what I do, and after not being able to coach last spring, I wanted nothing more th...

  • Local Bowling Report: Welcome back area keglers

    Julie Rodgers|Updated Oct 22, 2020

    This report is a little behind so I am doing a recap of some of the high scores thus far. First off I would like to say welcome back to all of our bowlers. Thank you all for your patience during these troubling times. Also, thank you for helping Harvest Moon Lanes by being vigilant in keeping everyone as safe as possible. Thank you Harvest Moon Lanes for all your hard work keeping all the league bowlers safe. All the bowlers appreciate you. Just a reminder: When you write in...

  • Blue Pony harriers race to the final finish line

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 22, 2020

    It’s going to be cold, it’s going to be snowy, and it’s going to be a different format. But the Havre Blue Ponies are still ready and excited to run the final races of 2020. Friday, the Blue Ponies will run in the 2020 Class A State Meet, which will be held at Rebecca Farms in Kalispell. The meet will be a bit different this year due to coronavirus restrictions, including being split into two days. Normally, all four classes run in the state meet on the same day, but to ease...

  • Prep Football, Volleyball Standings

    Updated Oct 21, 2020

    Prep Football Standings Eastern A Conf. Overall Billings Central 5-0 5-0 Miles City 5-1 5-1 Laurel 4-1 4-1 Glendive 2-2 2-2 Lewistown 2-3 3-3 Sidney 2-3 2-3 Havre 1-5 1-5 Hardin 0-6 0-6 Southwest A Conf. Overall Hamilton 6-0 8-0 Dillon 4-1 6-1 Frenchtown 3-2 6-2 Corvallis 1-3 1-6 Butte Central 0-3 1-5 Stevensville 0-4 0-5 Northwest A Conf. Overall Columbia Falls 4-1 5-3 Libby 4-1 5-3 Whitefish 3-2 4-3 Polson 3-2 4-4 Ronan 1-4 2-6 Browning 0-5 0-5 North B Conf. Overall...