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  • Amtrak shows appreciation for response to September derailment

    Tim Leeds|Updated Nov 16, 2021

    Amtrak was in Chester over the weekend to show its appreciation to the town and the surrounding region and to The American Red Cross for the assistance provided in a derailment west of Joplin Sept. 25. The derailment killed three people and injured dozens. Amtrak Executive Vice President/Chief Safety Officer Steve Predmore, Amtrak Senior Director Mary Carlson Bis and Amtrak Police Deputy Chief Joe Patterson were at the event to show Amtrak's appreciation and to present pledges...

  • Northern spikers earn Frontier honors

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 16, 2021

    With the conclusion of the 2021 Frontier Conference volleyball tournament, the league announced its postseason honors, and several Skylights were a part of it. Northern had a pair of All-Conference honorees for the 2021 season, including senior Rylee Burmester. A senior outside hitter, Burmester was named First-Team All-Conference after tallying a league-high 349 kills this season. The honor was the third All-Conference selection of Burmester's standout career at MSU-N....

  • Daines recaps India trade mission in press conference

    Updated Nov 16, 2021

    Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., held a press call Monday to recap a trade mission he took last week to India recently to try and reduce tariffs on American pulse crop imports. Daines said Montana is the number one producer of pulse crops in the U.S., and India, as the world's number one consumer of pulse crops, is an extremely important trading partner. In speaking with Montana pulse crop producers, he said, it became clear that trade relations with India is the highest priority...

  • Tester celebrates infrastructure bill signing in press call

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Nov 16, 2021

    Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press conference Monday to discuss a massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that he and his colleagues have been working to get passed for months, one that was signed by President Joe Biden later that day. Biden signed the bill with Tester and many other legislators who worked on the bill present including many Republicans. "Today, we will take a huge step forward to repairing our state's crumbling infrastructure," Tester said at the...

  • State and local COVID-19 update, Nov. 16, 2021

    Updated Nov 16, 2021

    The Montana state COVID tracking map after this morning’s update listed 1,038 new cases, 7,242 active cases, 307 hospitalizations and 2,513 deaths. The cumulative total for the state was 186,207 cases. Hill County Health Department said in its update Monday that 9 new cases were reported Saturday through Monday and 28 met the criteria to be considered recovered with 42 active cases in the county. 1 person was hospitalized with 9 active hospitalizations. The county has had 65 deaths. Blaine County Health Department said in i... Full story

  • North Star excels at CJI speech and drama meet

    Updated Nov 16, 2021

    Press release The North Star speech and drama team participated in its second meet of the season Nov. 13 at Chester-Joplin-Inverness and a great job was done by all competitors. In drama, the dramatic acting duo of Choral Wicks and Kaden Frickel placed third. Speech saw Collin Welch take first in humorous oral interpretation of literature, Ecko Fraser placed first in original oratory, Emily Conner took fourth in spontaneous oral interpretation of literature, and Brodie Jackson took fourth in informative speaking. As a team,...

  • Havre Red Cross blood drive a success

    Updated Nov 16, 2021

    Judy Vosen Local Blood Drive co-ordinator The recent Havre Community Red Cross Blood Drive held at the St. Jude Parish Center Monday, Nov. 8, was a great success. The original goal was 121 units. Some of the donors were first-time donors that day. A huge “Thank You” goes out to all those who took time out of their lives to help save the lives of strangers! A special thank-you goes to the St. Jude Knights of Columbus for the wonderful selection of freshly made and individually wrapped sandwiches and cookies that they pro...

  • Obituary - James 'Jim' LeRoy Howendobler

    Updated Nov 16, 2021

    James "Jim" LeRoy Howendobler, 84, passed away due to natural causes at his residence with his daughter and son by his side on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Viewing will be held at noon Thursday, November 18, 2021, followed by his funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Holland and Bonine Funeral Chapel with Ila McClenahan officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery with a reception following at Harvest Moon Lanes, 1920 US Hwy 2 E. Memorials may be made in Jim's name to the... Full story

  • Obituary - Cecil Newton Kent

    Updated Nov 16, 2021

    Cecil Newton Kent passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Mesa, Arizona. He was 85. Cecil was born August 3, 1936, in Bozeman, Montana, to Newton and Helen (Puckett) Kent. He completed high school in Bozeman and went on to what was then Montana State College. He earned his bachelor’s degree and played football at Montana State. One of his proudest accomplishments was being a member of the 1956 Golden Bobcats team, which played in the college’s first-ever national championship game. He graduated in 1960. Cecil continued his... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly business meeting

    Updated Nov 16, 2021

    The agenda for the Hill County Commission weekly business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. is: Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Claims Employment Budgets Ordinance Resolutions Resolution No. 21-2679: Hill County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Canine Resolution No. 21-2680: Amending Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Fiscal Year 2022 Contracts Board appointments Policy updates County permit approval Subdivision/survey approval Erickson/Campbell deed Shelstad — family gift exemption County needs Qui...

  • For the Record, Nov. 16, 2021

    Updated Nov 16, 2021

    Havre Police Department Someone stopped at the police station Monday at 11:42 a.m. to speak with an officer about a complaint. -- Matthew Puga of Box Elder, 25, was arrested on a charge of stalking after a caller on 10th Street West asked Monday at 2:53 p.m. to speak with an officer about a complaint. -- Officers initiated an investigation after a Second Street caller asked Monday at 6:24 p.m. to have an officer look at something. -- A Third Street caller reported a hit and...

  • Lights crown three champions at Colorado-Mesa tourney

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 16, 2021

    After a successful dual against the rival Providence Argos, the Montana State University-Northern wrestling turned its attention to its first tournament of the season, and a new one at that. This past weekend, Northern competed in the Colorado-Mesa Open, hosted by NCAA Division II UC-Mesa. The tournament featured a host of NCAA DII and DII teams, including Air Force, Northern Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Wyoming, and more, and the Lights more than held their own,...

  • Area spikers tabbed for postseason honors

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 16, 2021

    A host of Hi-Line volleyball players have been honored for their outstanding play this past season. The District 7C released its All-Conference Team and All-State players on Monday, with three area standouts being named Class C All-State in Chinook's Bree Swanson, Fort Benton's Emerson Giese and Chester-Joplin-Inverness' Tatum Hull. The 7C All-Conference Team includes that trio, along with Chinook's Hallie Neibauer, Fort Benton's Ashlee Wang, Big Sandy's Amiya Griffith and...