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  • Obituary - Bonnie S. Shiflett

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    Bonnie S. Shiflett, 82, passed away at Northern Montana Hospital due to complications of COVID Thursday, November 19, 2020. Cremation has taken place, and services will be held when it is safe to gather. Her family has suggested memorial donations be made in Bonnie's memory to the charity of the donor's choice. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Bonnie's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her... Full story

  • CBP settles in Havre rights violation lawsuit

    Tim Leeds|Updated Nov 24, 2020

    American Civil Liberties Union announced today that the federal government settled a lawsuit filed by two Havre women who said they were racially profiled and wrongly detained by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Havre. A release issued by ACLU said sisters Ana Suda and Martha "Mimi" Hernandez reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the Trump administration. The plaintiffs said that CBP Agent Paul O'Neal stopped them while they were waiting in line at a...

  • Northern Montana Hospital performing 3D mammograms

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    Press release Northern Montana Hospital recently acquired a 3-D mammography machine for use in its Imaging Department. The Selenia Dimensions mammography machine uses hologic 3D mammography technology to aid in the detection of breast cancer. Its relatively quick scan time makes the procedure more comfortable for patients, and is a lower dose of radiation, due to the elimination of 2D X-ray exposure. "There is a Breast Cancer Awareness slogan that says, 'Early Detection is...

  • Gary & Leo's selling personal Thanksgiving meals after community dinner cancelation

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Nov 24, 2020

    For the first time, starting Wednesday and through Thursday, Gary & Leo’s Fresh Foods will be offering individual Thanksgiving dinners to customers for $10 a piece. For the last few years Gary & Leo’s has sold full turkey dinners fit for a family of six to eight people including, a fully cooked 10 to 12 lbs. turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, and an apple or pumpkin pie for $100. The individual meals include everything the full meal does, albeit in much smaller servings, except for...

  • Former Havreite publishes major children's fantasy novel

    Kimberly Bolta|Updated Nov 24, 2020

    Havre native Gerrad Bohl recently published his first book with Pegasus Publishers. "Goode Oliver Dooley and the Palace of Keepers Book 1" took Bohl three years to write. He was given a contract by the first publisher he turned the book into. "One day I just kind of woke up and decided I'm going to write a book," Bohl said. He has been writing as a release since he was 15, he said. Teachers have often asked to keep his academic papers for writing references and Bohl always...

  • Right-to-repair becomes national agricultural issue

    Grant Evans|Updated Nov 24, 2020

    Editor's note: Watch for an extended article on this topic in the December Farm and Ranch special edition included in the Dec. 2 edition of the Havre Daily News. Groups and lawmakers including Montana's senior senator are pushing back against a movement to limit agricultural producers' ability to get equipment repaired. About 2014, farm implement companies started limiting farmers' options to maintain their own equipment by limiting the resources and choice of mechanics...

  • Hill County sees write-in votes with varying degrees of humor

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Nov 24, 2020

    The 2020 election saw a blank space in it’s section for Hill County superintendent of schools, and among many seemingly sincere votes for community members and local educators, were some less than serious and often amusing write-in-votes. County Superintendent of Schools Marie Deegan, along with a couple misspellings of her name, received a plurality of the votes with 96, but said in letter to the Hill County Commission that she has no desire to serve another term. But among the write-in votes was a number of current and f...

  • Chouteau County Monday reported a third COVID-19-related death.

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today’s update was 57,504 with 974 new cases, 16,188 active. The number of active hospitalizations was 467. The number of deaths was 630. Blaine County, reported Monday evening by its health department, 7 new cases, 499 total, 40 active, 4 active hospitalizations, 17 deaths Hill County, reported Monday evening by its health department, 12 new cases, 1,239 total, 217 active, 3 active hospitalizations, 31 deaths Rocky Boy — also reported on either Cho... Full story

  • Obituary - AlVera Ann James

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    AlVera Ann James passed away peacefully in her Havre home November 15, 2020. She had been diagnosed with COVID-19 a week earlier and is believed to have suffered from complications related to the illness. Her husband, Lysle, was at her side. AlVera was born November 30, 1933, to Lucius and Freda Stratton in Shelby, Montana. She grew up on the family farm, below the Sweet Grass Hills. She graduated from Shelby High School and went on to attend Pasadena Junior College in... Full story

  • Obituary - Joyce Elaine (Springer) Pruys

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    Joyce Elaine (Springer) Pruys of Havre, age 79, passed away October 15, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, a celebration of Joyce's life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joyce's honor may be made to St. Jude's Catholic church or Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Joyce's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission business meeting

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    The Hill County Commission will hold its business meeting Wednesday at 10 a.m. It is mandatory for everyone at meetings to wear a mask or face covering for ages 5 and older with no exceptions. The meeting agenda includes: Old business Hill County Detention Center control panel bid....

  • For the Record, Nov. 24, 2020

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    Havre Police Department A caller on Fourth Avenue asked Monday at 9:08 a.m. to speak with an officer about suspicious activity. -- Officers assisting another agency at 11:56 a.m. Monday investigated suspicious activity on a work phone. -- A vehicle crash was reported Monday at 3:20 p.m. by a Third Avenue business. -- A Sixth Street caller reported at 5:11 p.m. Monday that a vehicle was stolen. -- At 7:05 p.m. Monday, officers investigated an incident in which a man threw...

  • Letter to the Editor - COVID wave demands new thinking

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    Editor, This year has been different in so many ways, however one way it will remain the same is that flu season is coming. Montana physicians and the Montana Medical Association see this flu season likely to place an unprecedented strain on our health care system thanks to COVID-19. Chills and sore throats, that might have been treated with a few days of fluids and rest in past years, will now require additional scrutiny and monitoring. In the coming months we will certainly need our health care providers even more than we...

  • Clergy working to slow spread of COVID-19

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    We the undersigned clergy, representing diverse faith communities across the state of Montana, pledge to do all in our power to keep our congregations and communities healthy and safe in the midst of this pandemic. While we have varying practices and theologies, all our traditions hold life as sacred and believe the imperative to protect and preserve life outweighs all other considerations. Our state and our country are facing a crisis and we must meet this challenge together. As people of faith, we trust in a higher power...

  • Soccer holding informational meeting

    Updated Nov 24, 2020

    Press release Hi-Line United Soccer traveling teams for high school and middle school ages will hold an information meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom to discuss the spring 2021 season. To receive the access code for this meeting, people need to email [email protected] . All parents, students and coaches are encouraged to attend. Registration materials will be available on the Hi-Line United Soccer Facebook page or by email request. For more information on the team or about the meeting, people can contact...

  • Five Pony spikers tabbed for postseason honors

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 24, 2020

    For the second straight season, the Havre High volleyball team made it all the way to the Class A state tournament. So, it should come as no surprise that a host of Blue Ponies earned postseason awards for 2020. Under first-year head coach Stephanie Huse, five Blue Ponies earned Northeast A All-Conference accolades, while a pair of HHS standouts were named Class A All-State. Havre High senior Talia Ralph and Blue pony sophomore Yelena Miller were both named All-State this fall...

  • Ponies earn plenty of Eastern A football accolades

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 24, 2020

    It was a bit of a tough year for the Havre High football team as the Blue Ponies struggled in the always-tough Eastern A. However, that didn't stop many Ponies from earning postseason accolades. At the top of the list of honorees for Havre High were senior Kellen Detrick and junior Orion Thivierge, both of whom earned Class A All-State honors for Havre in 2020. Detrick, a University of Montana commit earned Class A All-State honors at defensive end for the third straight...