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Articles from the October 23, 2020 edition

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  • Local COVID-19 cases, including related to Havre schools, and COVID-19-related deaths continue to increase

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 25, 2020

    The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-19-related deaths continue to rise in the state, with more cases including cases related to Havre Public Schools and more deaths reported in this part of north-central Montana. The reports come as Gov. Steve Bullock announced an existing state form has been updated for people to use to report violations of COVID-19 directives. Hill County Health Department reported three new COVID-19-related deaths Friday, bringing the total in... Full story

  • Engebretson promoted to VP/branch manager at Stockman Bank

    Press release|Updated Oct 25, 2020

    Press release Kaare Engebretson has recently been promoted to vice president/branch manager for Stockman Bank Havre. His responsibilities include overseeing bank operations and focusing on expanding all lending activities within the market. Engebretson brings several years of accounting and farming experience to the position and has been with Stockman Bank since 2016. His vast knowledge of agriculture continues to be an asset to Stockman Bank and the community. A Gildford...

  • North Central Senior Citizen Center Oct. 26-30

    Updated Oct 24, 2020

    Editor's note: The Havre Daily News did not receive this by printing deadline Friday. Menu by Earlene DeWinter Subject to Change Monday - Taco burgers, Mexican rice, beans, dessert Tuesday - Salad, roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, chocolate cake Wednesday - Baked fish, potato supreme, peas, peach cobbler Thursday - Braised beef, mashed potatoes, salad, cookies Friday - Soup, chef's choice, dessert Medicare open enrollment has begun. If you need help... Full story

  • Hart, Whitacre recognized for academic achievement

    Press release|Updated Oct 24, 2020

    Havre High School and The College Board would like to recognize Simon Hart and Grant Whitacre, both seniors, for their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. "We are extremely proud of all they have accomplished thus far and celebrate their success," a release from Havre High said. "We know that they have bright futures ahead of them." As National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program Winners, the College Board will help make it...

  • Hello God, It's me, Mara

    Updated Oct 24, 2020

    You know, Lord, sometimes when several of us gals gather together, depending on the season or the reason for our gathering, we usually chuckle when we share, when we "remember when." Some younger gals don't recall, when or if Grandma or Mom hung clothes upon the line, but they thought this was a good poem to share. So here we go, a poem about "way back when." The author is unknown, but a few of us did remember when: A clothesline was a news forecast to neighbors passing by....

  • Roping Religion: Remember what is ahead

    Kevin Barsotti|Updated Oct 24, 2020

    Many of the ideas and scriptures for this article are from the devotional "God Wants You To Win!" by world-champion calf roper Jeff Copenhaver. Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. In Jeff's story about overcoming humiliation he told...

  • Pastor's Corner: Gratitude for all the saints

    Updated Oct 24, 2020

    It is over a week away, but I'm already thinking about the Sunday after next, Nov. 1. Not because it's my husband's birthday (he's not much into big celebrations for his birthday). And not because it's the last Sunday before what will surely be a tense election week in what seems like a never-ending political campaign season. But because this is a year where the specter of death feels ever-present, and Nov. 1 is All Saints' Day. This feast day of All Saints began many, many...

  • Out Our Way: The hardest trail will end - 2 Timothy 4:1-5

    John Bruington|Updated Oct 24, 2020

    Out our way, long hours in the saddle make for a hard day - especially for an amateur cowhand like me who spent most days at the study in an office chair. Charlie was far more used to it than I was, and I tried to keep up, but, I confess, I was bone-tired and sore as the sun began to go down. It seemed like the cattle would never get to the next pasture, that there were always two pairs or more who decided to bolt away from the herd and whom I had to chase. And Doc's...

  • Each of us defines our own success in life

    Pam Burke|Updated Oct 24, 2020

    What is it with kids these days? These teenagers have been taking their game up a notch and it doesn’t matter if I compare teen-me or adult-me to them, I’m left nursing my pride. reported this week that 14-year-old Anika Chebrolu from Frisco, Texas, may have just helped to save our lives. No biggy. Whatever. I can flip my tongue over – both directions – so I’m not without skills. Chebrolu identified a molecule that can bind to and potentially disable the SARS-...

  • Thank you for my time here

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 24, 2020

    Dear Havreites and Montanans, By the time many of you read this, I will be on the road to the next chapter in my journey of life. Thursday was my last day at the Havre Daily News. I just want to thank the community for taking a chance on a girl right out of college to come to a new place, start a new life and a new job. I didn't expect to learn so much about myself, fall in love, go to work in 40-below temperatures, participate in pig wrestling and so much more. I might say,...

  • Happy retirement Jack Trethewey

    Updated Oct 24, 2020

    Dear Editor, The fires were hot down Yellowstone way “We’re headed North” is all Janet did say. So off to Havre where the wind does blow Jack agreed to follow and go. For three long years he played the game Until an opening at HFD finally came. At last, every child’s dream come true! Driving a big red fire engine his due! What fun Jack’s had for 28 years A lot of laughs and a few tears. EMS calls in the dead of night And a few fire calls that caused a fright. Dinners interrupted, Christmases too, The tones go off, what’s th...

  • Pioneers crush Longhorns in Six-Man playoffs

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 23, 2020

    The Big Sandy Pioneers wanted to beat the blizzard, and in doing so, they beat the Wibaux Longhorns. Friday afternoon in Big Sandy, the Pioneers beat Wibaux 56-7 in the opening round of the Six-Man playoffs. The top-ranked Pioneers got six touchdowns from Kade Strutz on their way to the Six-Man quarterfinals. Big Sandy will either host Hot Springs on Bridger next Saturday afternoon. At the state cross country meet in Kalispell Saturday, Havre High finished seventh in the...

  • Cold breaks 139-year record

    Updated Oct 23, 2020

    The Havre weather broke a record dating back into the 19th century. The cold in Havre ovenight broke a 139-year record, with the new record, 3 degrees fahrenheit reached at 11:57 p.m. beating the previous record, 8 degrees set in 1881. Blaine, Hill and Liberty counties are under a winter weather advisory and Chouteau County is under a winter storm warning through 9 p.m. Saturday, with 7 to 15 inches of new snow expected in Chouteau County in up to eight inches expected in...

  • Blue Pony spikers look to keep on winning

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Oct 23, 2020

    It has been a long season for the Havre High volleyball team, as rivals from the Northeastern A, opponents from the Hi-Line and challengers from the Eastern A have presented a tough game every week. But come Saturday, the Blue Pony spikers will be battling for more than just a win. Saturday will see Havre (7-3) back in the Havre High Gymnasium once again to battle with the Sidney Eagles at 4 p.m. to either boost the Ponies’ conference standings or fall behind with the p...

  • COVID-19 response update, Oct. 23, 2020

    Updated Oct 23, 2020

    The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 26,503 with 863 new cases. The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 1,170 with 351 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 461,000 with 8,154 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 282. The number of recoveries was 16,611 and the number of active cases was 9,610. Local cases by county: Hill: 21 new...

  • COVID-19 dominant subject at Hill County Officials' meeting

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 23, 2020

    During a County Officials’ Meeting Thursday, COVID-19’s recent surge in Hill County and how it’s effecting local government agencies was discussed. Hill County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Amanda Frickel said she’s had meetings with Northern Montana Health Care, the Hill County Health Department, and State DES about capacity and needs. She said the hospital is finding supplies increasingly difficult to find as many medical suppliers are in shock at the moment due to the surge. In response, she said, the cou...

  • Tester celebrates passage of Cmdr. John Scott Hannon veterans bill

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 23, 2020

    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press call Thursday where he provided updates on his efforts in combating COVID-19 in Montana, the second CARES Act package, his recent bipartisan landmark veterans’ mental health bill, Amtrak and more. “Late last week, I had a groundbreaking piece of legislation pass called the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care and Improvement Act,” Tester said. “It is a bill named after a Montana veteran. It will bolster Veterans Af...

  • Bullock: State working to enforce COVID-19 requirements

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 23, 2020

    In Billings Thursday, Gov. Steve Bullock and RiverStone Health hosted a press conference to provide updates on enforcement of COVID-19 related directive locally and statewide including in Yellowstone County. Bullock said local public health officials in Montana have never asked him to put in stricter statewide measures to combat the virus, but he said many have asked his office for help with enforcement of the restrictions already in place. Hill County Board of Health is consi...

  • For the Record, Oct. 23, 2020

    Updated Oct 23, 2020

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a domestic disturbance reported Thursday at 11:55 a.m. on First Avenue. —— A two-vehicle non-injury crash was reported on First Street West Thursday at 4:48 p.m. —— Wayne Edwin Healy Jr. of Harlem, 30, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing a peace officer or other public servant and resisting arrest and on a Justice or City court warrant, after a Lincoln Avenue caller asked Thursday at 6:28 p.m. for assistance removing a man from their home. —— Someone sto...

  • Obituary - Pauline J. Petersen

    Updated Oct 23, 2020

    Pauline J. Petersen, 89, passed away at Northern Montana Care Center Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Cremation has taken place, and due to the pandemic, memorial services will be held next year. Pauline's family has suggested memorial donations be made in her memory to First Presbyterian Church, the Montana Order of the Eastern Stars, Hill County 4-H, or the charity of the donor's choice. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Pauline's... Full story

  • Obituary - Betty Gail Hafner

    Updated Oct 23, 2020

    Betty Gail Hafner, 82, passed away October 21, 2020, at her home in Havre. Per her wishes she will be cremated and her service will be held in the spring when all the family can gather.... Full story

  • No Blue Pony Stadium lights tonight

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 23, 2020

    The Havre High football team had their senior night. In fact, across the country on Friday nights, having senior nights at high school football games in the beginning of the season has become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic. So, the Blue Ponies got to be honored on their home field. They also got their homecoming game this fall, too. And yet, COVID-19 still managed to rob the Ponies of one last special night at Blue Pony Stadium. Back on Monday morning, Havre High Act...

  • Friday Night Lights: The Quest Begins

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Oct 23, 2020

    12 was a season where the Big Sandy football team was a major favorite to take home the Class C crown, only for that to be halted by a déjà vu loss to the Jordan Mustangs in the Six-Man semifinals. But this year, during an interesting era in sports history, the Pioneers are ready for the next step in their revenge tour. Big Sandy has fought all throughout the hectic 2020 season to make it back to the Six-Man playoffs, pushing through conference rivals and climbing its way b...