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  • Superheroes to plunge for Special Olympics

    Alex Ross|Updated Nov 27, 2017

    People have the chance to watch people put on their superhero costumes Saturday and take part in the SubZero SuperHero Polar Plunge. This year will be the second year in which the Polar Plunge will take place on the Community Town Square in conjunction with the annual Santa Run and Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. Teams that have raised monetary pledges to help cover the Special Olympans’ expenses will jump into a vat of icy water. Local first responders will supervise the dunk tank as people cheer on plungers. R...

  • High-speed chase goes through town Tuesday

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Havre Daily News staff A pair led officers on a high-speed chase through Havre Wednesday morning, ending with officers arresting people in the house where one of the eluders ended up. Havre Assistant Chief of Police Jason Barkus said an officer attempted to pull over a 1990s Chevrolet pickup truck containing Seqoia Demontiney, 19, and Darrell Gardipee III, 18, on the 1300 Block of Second Street on suspicion of displaying fictitious license plates and for having illegal blue LED lights on the front. “They took off on him, f...

  • Quick Pics: A community Thanksgiving

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

  • Chinook kicks off Christmas today

    Alex Ross|Updated Nov 24, 2017

    The streets will be filled with holiday cheer today when Chinook holds its annual Christmas Stroll/Parade of Lights/Festival of Trees. Indiana Street will be closed to traffic from 1 to 6 p.m. as people visit local businesses, partake in Christmas-themed activities and enjoy the holiday fare. The Festival of Trees viewing will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Bank of Montana, 337 Indiana St. Horse-drawn wagons will offer people rides through the city from 1 to 3 p.m. People will have the chance to start on their shopping...

  • Christmas comes to Havre Saturday

    Alex Ross|Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Havre will put its holiday spirit on display Saturday, with a series of Christmas-themed events. The holiday fare will begin at 4 p.m. after the SubZero SuperHero Polar Plunge at Town Square. This is the second year the Polar Plunge fundraiser for local Special Olympians will coincide with a slate of events that have become area holiday traditions. BNSF and the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their Santa Run after the plunge. Runners, many dressed as Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer or in other holiday-themed...

  • Entries highlight Festival of Trees Saturday

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Havre Daily News Saturday is the annual chance to enjoy an evening of cameraderie and holiday cheer while helping youth in the community. The annual Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line Festival of Trees starts at 7 p.m. with cocktails, hors d'ouevres and live and silent auctions. The main attraction of the evening is the auction of trees decorated by local residents, businesses and organizations to the fundraiser for the club. Festive formal attire is welcome. Tickets are $25...

  • Celebrating History: Railway unions elect officers

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    By Emily Mayer Aside from articles pertaining to the effects the war was having on various businesses and activities, there were a few articles of local interest. Two local railroad unions selected their officers, and since there are still family members in this community as well as people living outside of the Havre area that read this column and are family of the men named, I thought you would like to read their names and what they were elected by their peers to serve: MEMBERS OF RAILWAY TRAINMEN ELECT OFFICERS The local...

  • Modernizing our tax code will help Montana small business

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    It has been 30 years since the last time our nation’s tax code has been overhauled. In that time, the tax rate we levy on businesses has become one of the highest in the world, the tax code itself has become an incomprehensible mess, and special interests have drilled it full of loopholes that benefit narrow constituencies. The only bright spot is that bipartisan support to reform the tax code is at an all-time high right now. According to one recent poll, 81 percent of Americans say tax reform should be among the top p...

  • Sen. Tester joins colleagues in putting Main Street first

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    With the partisan divide appearing wider than ever, Sen. Jon Tester is working to rise above it all by joining his colleagues to release a common-sense regulatory reform package focused on making a better environment for small Main Street financial institutions like credit unions. Sen. Tester should be commended for ignoring party labels and putting together a piece of legislation that would give consumers better access to mortgages and other products, while freeing up credit union small business capital that can immediately...

  • Letter to the Editor - Hands off our money

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Editor, With a final deadline coming very soon and a final payment disbursement of the remaining Pembima Monies, I hope it goes to The People and not stolen like our monies were by the corrupt tribal council here (at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation) on the Cobell Pay out. We got $300 from an allocated $1,492 per capita. From that money, they gave themselves a $30,000 incentive raise. The mere fact that three councilmen refused taking it shows that it was immoral and not right or they would have taken it themselves. The t...

  • View from the North 40: Here's to the self-made rocket man

    Pam Burke|Updated Nov 24, 2017

    While basking in the afterglow of too much Thanksgiving, rushing into pre-Christmas sale-ing and joining in the holiday season openers, we should all take a moment to send good thoughts to Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old southern California limo driver and nascent astronaut whose maiden voyage toward outer space is planned for this weekend. Hughes has spent about $20,000 building a rocket — and launch pad made from a mobile home — to take him into space, and this weekend’s pilot...

  • For the record, Nov. 24, 2017

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Havre Police Department Matthew Joseph Saddler of Havre, 33, was arrested on charges of violation of conditions of release in relation to a 24/7 Sobriety program violation Wednesday at 8:35 a.m. —— An officer serving warrants in the Havre area Wednesday at 9:43 a.m. made three arrests. A 17-year-old was arrested on charges of possession with intent to sell, three counts of possession of dangerous drugs, use of property subject to criminal forfeiture, obstructing justice and possession of drug paraphernalia; Rikki Lynn Hor...

  • Correction - Beta Sigma Phi spreads holiday cheer

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    A story in the Preview to Christmas special section in Wednesday’s edition of the Havre Daily News misreported that the Xi Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi worked with churches to find families to help during the holiday season. A representative of the nonacademic sorority said it had worked in the past with churches, where they would notify the sorority of needy families, but now it mostly hears about people in need through associates, friends and friends of friends.... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Monday 8 a.m. — Center for Mental Health 1:30 p.m. — Building Manager meeting Tuesday 8 a.m. — Mental Health First Aid at HRDC 10:30 a.m. — County Road Department meeting Wednesday 9:30 a.m. — Triangle meeting 2 p.m. — Hill County Wastewater Project meeting Thursday 9 a.m. — Payroll approval 10 a.m. — Business meeting Manual claims Employment review Resolutions Tax adjustments County permit approval Subdivision/survey approval Contracts Time for comments from the public 1:30 p.m. — Claims approval Friday Regular office ho...

  • Obituary - Francis Robert "Frosty" Werk

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Francis Robert “Frosty” Werk, “Baa’oouh” (Badger), 65, passed away due to natural causes Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Northern Montana Care Center. Wake services will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, with his funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, all at the Kills at Night Center in Hays. Burial will follow in the Mission Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Frosty’s online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.... Full story

  • Obituary - Glenden G. Green

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Glenden G. Green, 90, peacefully passed away Nov. 20, after his wife and family had spent the day by his bedside at a Great Falls care facility. Cremation has taken place, and at this time, no services are planned. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Glen’s online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at Full story

  • Montana Taxpayers Association annual meeting

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    The Montana Taxpayers Association will be holding its 96th Annual Meeting Dec 6. The meeting will be headquartered at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena. Joseph Bishop-Henchman from the Tax Foundation in Washington D.C. will be the speaker at the noon luncheon. The agenda topics following lunch will include: • Montana Economic Sectors,; Patrick Barkey-University of MT; • State Finances and Budget, Amy Carlson & Stephanie Morrison-Legislative Fiscal Division; • Montana’s Changing Economy, Mark Haggerty-Headwaters Economics; ...

  • Hi-Line Living: Havre's Haven: Helping fulfill needs

    Alex Ross|Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Jolene Ophus said she often wants to save the world. "I would save 400 orphans if I could, but I don't have the money or energy," she said. As manager of Havre's Helping Haven, a thrift store in the basement of the Havre Central High School on the 400 Block of Sixth Avenue, she makes a difference for people who are in need of clothes and other basic needs. Ophus said 100 customers have come into the store every day the store has been open in the last six weeks. And as of last...

  • Senior Center News, Nov. 24, 2017

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    North Central Senior Citizens Center, Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bingo at 1:15 p.m Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m; TOPS at 8 a.m.; cards at 1 p.m. Thursday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pinochle at 1 p.m. Friday — Medical transportation will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but people must make a request at least 24 hours in advance. Menu by Earlene DeWinter Monday — Tater Tot casserole, garlic cheddar bis...

  • Hello God. It's me, Mara

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    You know, Lord, friends were commenting about their home. Some thought that they had the best home life ever, while some thought “hummm — whatever.” After some consideration, they thought they’d try to make where they were now a better place. We’ve got to give them credit for that! We all know that the basic unit of any society is the home. We are saddened when we know about a home breaking up; we know that society is on the way to disintegration. We also know of homes that are almost on the rocks. It’s scary. Many couple...

  • Out Our Way: Of trumpets and bells!

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Out our way, it's time to dust off the reindeer antler hat I bought Goliath years ago to celebrate the season. Lord, how he hates those things, but I told him that over at Walmart a lot of my fellow associates wear them with pride. Well, we will never agree on that item, but we do agree on another symbol of the season that is popping up all over town and that is the red bucket and dedicated folks ringing bells for the Salvation Army. Even Goliath was willing to brave a terribl...

  • MAT sets auditions for 'Dinner with Friends'

    Updated Nov 24, 2017

    Montana Actors’ Theatre is holding auditions next week for the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Dinner with Friends.” The play, written by playwright Donald Margulies, shows two couples and the impact divorce has on their friendships. Margulies weighs the cost of breaking up and staying together with “wit, compassion and consummate skill,” a release about the auditions said. The auditions, set for 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 in Cowan Hall Room 107 on the Montana State University-Northern campus, are for roles for two men a...

  • HHS' Aageson named 2017 Class A All-State

    Chris Peterson|Updated Nov 24, 2017

    The 2017 high school football season was disappointing for the Havre Blue Ponies, but when the Class A All-State team was released, the Ponies still found themselves represented among the best gridiron players in the state. The Class A football season wrapped up this past weekend, along with the other classifications, with Columbia Falls knocking off Hamilton in the state championship game. It was the first ever state championship in football for the Wildkats, who have a...

  • Skylights face NAIA powers

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 24, 2017

    One tough trip down, an even tougher one still to go for the Montana State University-Northern Skylights. After playing two NCAA Division II opponents last weekend in St. George, Utah, the Skylights headed east for Thanksgiving, and today, they'll start their two-game run at the second-annual Rotary Classic in Jackson, Tennessee. The No. 21 (Skylights (5-1) are making their second appearance at the tournament, which features much of the Top 25 teams in the NAIA Women's...

  • Lights aim for a happy Thanksgiving

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 24, 2017

    The Montana State University-Northern Lights just wrapped up their first true road trip of the young season. Now, the Lights get to play their next nine games in the Armory Gymnasium, including their Frontier Conference openers in just one week. But before the Lights (4-2) get to those Frontier battles, they'll host the second-annual AmericInn Thanksgiving Classic. The tournament starts today and features Northern, University of Providence, Valley City State and Salish...