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Articles from the November 4, 2013 edition

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Happiness: Blue Ponies Moving On

There was a lot of hype leading up to the rematch between the Havre Blue Ponies and Miles City Cowboys, just like there always is when the two teams meet on the gridiron. And in the first round of... Full story


Heartache: Silent Night: Orediggers 32, Lights 31

It was supposed to be the perfect ending to a magical day of football in Havre. It was supposed to be the night the Montana State University-Northern Lights put an end to a three-game losing streak... Full story


Lights take the sting out of an old rival

As expected, if only for a moment, Friday night felt like 1980's Frontier Conference basketball inside the Armory Gymnasium. But the Montana State University-Northern Lights turned a nostalgic battle... Full story


Pony defense sparks a playoff win

Defensively, the Havre High football team has been striving for statement game all season long. The Blue Ponies have been inconsistent from week to week, but they finally put their stamp on a win... Full story


Game Day Notebook: Younger Lights starting to come of age

There is no way to quantify just how much Saturday night's 32-21, last-second loss to the Montana Tech Orediggers at Blue Pony Stadium hurts, but, lost in the bitter defeat was a bunch of young Northe... Full story


George Ferguson Column: Highs and lows through a day, and a night

There’s always highs and lows throughout the course of a football game. Ebbs and flows are to be expected. But football fans, myself included, were treated to both ends of the extreme during about... Full story


Griffins end Skylight win streak

The Montana State University-Northern volleyball team is no stranger to five-set matches of late. But on Saturday afternoon, the Skylights came out on the wrong end of the decisive fifth set.... Full story


Powerful Eagles sweep Pony spikers

In the final match of the regular season, the Havre High volleyball team played well. But playing a top team like the Lewistown Golden Eagles on the road, the Blue Ponies were not able to end their season with another Central A conference win. The... Full story


Cats, Griz survive scares

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Jordan Johnson connected with Ellis Henderson for a 25-yard touchdown in overtime to lead Montana over Sacramento State 51-48. Johnson passed for 381 yards and two... Full story


Tuesday night deadline for ballots

The mayoral and city councilperson election will close Tuesday, which is also the last day to get ballots in. Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to hand their ballots into the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at the Hill County Courthouse. As of 9... Full story


Taking the plunge to raise funds

Havre police face adversity daily and handle it in stride, but they looked a little intimidated by the daunting task they faced at Blue Pony Stadium Saturday afternoon. Four of Havre's finest stood on... Full story


A four-part harmony treat

Kay Blatter remembers that almost 70 years ago he and his brother would sing two-part harmony songs when they were doing their chores on their family's ranch outside of Chinook. It was the beginning o... Full story


1,100 lose power because of down line

A downed utility line behind Wilson Avenue in Havre's Highland Park section put about 1,100 NorthWestern Energy users out of power Sunday night. Havre police, Hill County Sheriff's deputies and Havre firefighters were on hand on 11th Street,... Full story


For the Record, November 4, 2013

Havre Police Department Officers investigated an 8:33 a.m. Friday call from 1st Street about a hit and run. ——— Officers arrested two people after they investigated a 12:06 p.m. Friday call from a 1st Street business about a woman and a man... Full story


There's also good news at Rocky Boy

There have been some hard times on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation recently. There is an exceptionally bitter battle, over who should lead the tribal government, that has gone into tribal court and will probably end up in civil court. Federal... Full story


Our View: Three cheers for mail-in voting

Tuesday is election day, and Havre residents will be making some important decisions on the future of the city. Mayor Tim Solomon and former Mayor Bob Rice are vying for the mayor’s position, and newcomer Matt Boucher and Karen Datko are running... Full story

 By Lois Gilge    Opinion    November 4, 2013

Thanks for help with Halloween dance

A huge thank-you to Montana State University-Northern Student Senate, Northern Diesel Racing and Sweetgrass Society for helping with our Halloween dance at the Atrium Mall Oct. 26. I want to especially thank Andrew Potter, Annie and Rob Kling, A.J.... Full story


Swift action during power outage

On Sunday evening, around 6:30 p.m., in Highland Park, as well as a lot of Havre, lost power. Because of the time change, it was mighty dark outside. As many residents scurried for flashlights and candles, all of the emergency responders were immed... Full story


Braaten is right on trapping issues

Renelle Braaten of the Hill County Parks Board is quite right that lethal traps should not be used in parks where families and pets recreate. Such cruelty in the taking of public resources and the risks lying in wait for innocents deserve a full... Full story


Coal restrictions hurt Montana's economy

When it comes to developing our energy resources, Montanans have grown accustomed to the federal government getting in the way. But as coal development projects in the state move forward, the latest roadblock is coming from right here in Montana. On... Full story


Missing Wisconsin couple found in Wyoming

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple reported missing after a visit to Yellowstone National Park was found safe on a closed highway in Wyoming, where their car had been stuck for nearly a week, officials said Monday. The owner of a guest ranch... Full story


Texas man arrested for trying to hit pedestrians

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A 28-year-old Texas man is jailed in southwestern Montana after prosecutors say he was trying to hit pedestrians with his sport utility vehicle near a Bozeman bar. Bryan Curtis Paluk of Lewisville, Texas, made an initial... Full story


Blue Cross notifies customers of premium increase

HELENA (AP) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has notified thousands of customers it is raising premiums 3.5 percent in January because of taxes and fees included in the new federal health care law. Notices dated Thursday were mailed to... Full story


Blackfeet leader wants federal charges dismissed

HELENA — Federal prosecutors no longer have jurisdiction to try a state senator and Blackfeet tribal leader on drunken driving, reckless driving and obstruction charges after he pleaded guilty to the same crimes in tribal court, his attorney said... Full story


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