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  • Obituary - Rosetta 'Rusty' Lowry, 82

    Updated May 17, 2023

    SIDNEY - Memorial services for Rosetta "Rusty" Lowry will be Monday, May 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at . Rosetta "Rusty" Lowry was born July 19, 1940, in Malta, MT, the daughter of Ludwig and Loretta Kuntz. She grew up and went to school in Harlem, MT. Rusty married... Full story

  • Let's support families, not financiers

    Updated Dec 9, 2022

    As elected officials, we are responsible for delivering for all our constituents, whether from blue or red districts. Today, Montanans in every county face real challenges, including increased cost of living and being priced out of the communities they’ve called home. In the past year, Democrats knocked on 270,000 doors. We heard about skyrocketing rent costs causing the loss of once-stable housing, moving in with relatives, or even living out of a car. People told us of having to use a food bank for the first time to feed t...

  • 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

  • Letter to the Editor - Why do legislators want to privatize schools?

    Updated Mar 25, 2021

    Editor, How can 57 Republican legislators support a bill to privatize schools in Montana, House Bill 329? They agree with this bill, requested by the Governor, who has a big stake in an exclusive private school, and would benefit from school privatization. Montana will become a regulatory nightmare if this bill passes, especially with regard to the education of our children. This bill is likely unconstitutional. Which agency will regulate the giveaway to rich people who want to start their own school? With no regulation of...

  • The free money game: When will Republicans wise up?

    Updated Mar 25, 2021

    Every election cycle, you can count on Republican candidates promising to reduce the size and cost of government, and in general, getting government out of our businesses and out of our daily lives. Yet as every session of the legislature demonstrates, that pledge — for the majority of Republican lawmakers — has a distinctly hollow ring. Not unlike their Democratic counterparts, the GOP’s commitment to controlling government and reducing welfare dependency is highly selective. For their friends, the free money game conti...

  • Montana Democrats review 2021 Legislature Transmittal Packet

    House Democrats|Updated Mar 8, 2021

    Hannah VanHoose, Chief of Staff............................................406.799.0801 Nathan Stein, Communications Director..................................847.420.6800 Megan Harbaugh, Budget & Appropriations Advisor...............406.475.0097 Alice Boyer, Committee & Indian Caucus Advisor....................406.544.9182 Josiah Porcel, Grassroots Organizer .......................................406.927.4126 Page 2 Table of Contents I. Talking Points, Page 3 II. Democratic Policy Packages, Page 5 III. Budget Update, Page 8...

  • Letter to the Editor - Right to work for less

    Updated Mar 5, 2021

    Editor, I applaud the defeat of right-to-work legislation in Montana, where the House of Representatives voted 62-38 in a bipartisan rejection of the anti-worker bill-HB 251 Right to work sounds good on paper, but in reality it means lower paying jobs, fewer benefits and more dangerous workplaces. It is being pushed by out-of-state special interests who believe workers do not deserve a say in the terms of their employment. Plain and simple, it’s a corporate giveaway at the expense of everyday Montana families. I’m thr...

  • Democrats leading the way on jobs, tax cuts for working Montanans

    Updated Feb 2, 2021

    Last week, Gov. Greg Gianforte, for the first time since taking office, shared his vision for our state — a vision that is limited to massive giveaways for Montana’s wealthiest, and gives quiet approval for an unprecedented barrage of attacks on the freedoms of Montana’s women and children. Democrats have a better plan that aims to meet the challenges of our time by creating jobs and opportunity for Montanans. Rather than prioritizing out-of-state interests, Democrats are investing in the people who live here, have roots...

  • View from the North 40: It's an all-out invasion of erratic winged-flappers

    Pam Burke|Updated Jun 26, 2020

    The annual migration of miller moths is officially in full swing, and researchers at Colorado State University have said we should expect to see abundant numbers this year. Unfortunately, their assessment is spot-on accurate. One night this week I even had to abandon my office to escape repeated onslaughts from these gray-brown nuisances — my metal-handled swatter no longer able to bear the strain of our dual. I could hear a few of them clamoring around the ceiling light t...

  • Williams, Winter face off in Democratic U.S. House primary: Kathleen Williams

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated May 11, 2020

    Former state Rep. Kathleen Williams of Bozeman and State Rep. Tom Winter of Missoula are facing off in the Democratic primary to advance to the general election for a seat in the U.S. House. "I'm running to bring true, real independent representation for Montana U.S. House, representing all Montana, not special interests," Williams said. She said she thinks she has made a career of trying to connect with Montanans - their hopes, struggles and dreams, and be that "true...

  • Havre's Helping Haven gets new look with new manager

    Derek Hann|Updated Sep 12, 2019

    A new manager of a thrift store has rolled out some changes in the store since she took over. Jill Miller started as store manager of Havre's Helping Haven in March, and said that the store has had several changes to help improve services for the community since then. "If you haven't been here before, just check us out," she said. Helping Haven has was established in 2015, taking over the work of the Community Giveaway House, she said. In the early 1970s, Ruth Nystrom and Ann...

  • Obituary - Ellis Carlyle Johnson

    Updated Jul 9, 2019

    Ellis Carlyle Johnson of Havre, 92, passed away on June 26, 2019 at Northern Montana Care Center due to natural causes. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church of Havre. Memorials in Ellis' name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Ellis' online memorial page and leave a message of c... Full story

  • Senior respite vacations give caregivers much-needed time off

    Updated Jul 1, 2019

    Jeff Anderson A contributing writer for A Place for Mom If you speak with any family caregiver, you will quickly learn how hard it can be to care for a senior loved one full time. Whether you’re caring for a parent or a spouse, the role is consistently difficult, and caregivers can use senior respite vacations to help themselves avoid becoming exhausted and overwhelmed by their most difficult tasks. Learn more about senior respite vacations for caregivers and the ways that you can arrange for one. Caregivers Need Breaks T...

  • Letter to the Editor - SB 239 is bad policy

    Updated May 7, 2019

    Editor There’s been a recent push in the editorial pages urging the governor to sign Senate Bill 239, which would grant a tax holiday to companies who provide internet service. As a legislator, I opposed this bill because the industry consistently misrepresented the intent of it. The lobbyists said SB 239 would bring broadband to rural Montana. It won’t. This bill does nothing but give the telecom industry a tax break, which will eventually shift more of the property tax burden to homeowners. Here’s how. SB 239 does not s...

  • Williams stumps for Congress in Havre

    Derek Hann|Updated Aug 1, 2018

    Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams said her 35 years of experience, working in a variety of committees, nonprofits, the Montana Legislature and other positions, gives her a unique perspective and highly qualifies her for the seat. "I just felt like I had a unique background for someone with a 'D' after their name and I really needed to offer that up to the state," Williams said. Williams was at the Havre regional Democrat Headquarters Tuesday while on her...

  • Trump announces US will exit nuclear accord with Iran

    Updated May 8, 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump announced today the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he's making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies and deepening the president's isolation on the world stage. "The United States does not make empty threats," he said in a televised address from the White House Diplomatic Room. His administration says it will reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran immediately but allow grace periods...

  • 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...

  • Obituary - Josephine 'G. G.' Briere Smith

    Updated Aug 30, 2017

    Josephine "G. G." Briere Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Aug. 27, 2017, at Northern Montana Care Center. She was the sixth child of nine born to Joe and Louise Briere in Chinook, Montana, Aug. 20, 1937. Josephine was a familiar face at the GiveAway House, where she volunteered for years. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family; people watching; and crocheting. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Rocky Smith; son Greg Briere; and five... Full story

  • Chamber sets Super Certificate Giveaways at tree lighting

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    From Havre Area Chamber of Commerce The Super Certificate Giveaway drawings will take place at the Community Tree Lighting, Saturday, Nov. 26. Havre merchants are participating in the holiday drawings for gift certificates and prizes valued to over $2,600. One winner will receive two round-trip tickets with Cape Air and gift certificates valued to $600. The second winner will receive a night’s stay at AmericInn and an oil change from Bergren Transmission with gift certificates valued to $500. The third winner will receive a...

  • Forshee pleads to reduced Giveaway charge

    Paul Dragu|Updated Aug 9, 2016

    A local woman has changed her plea to a reduced charge accusing her of taking merchandise from a local charity and was sentenced to probation. Sheila Forshee, initially charged with felony counts of deceptive practices and theft by a common scheme, pleaded no contest Monday in state District Court to a reduced misdemeanor charge of deceptive practices in the Giveaway House. Pleading no contest means the accused does not admit guilt but admits that the prosecution would likely...

  • Giveaway House defendant resets change-of-plea hearing

    Paul Dragu|Updated Jul 26, 2016

    In an unusual turn of events in state District Court Monday afternoon, defendant Sheila Forshee, who was representing herself, left the courtroom after she was denied a no contest plea but came back and had a change of plea hearing reset for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Judge Daniel Boucher asked Forshee, who has pleaded not guilty to theft by a common scheme and deceptive practices, if she would be pleading guilty and Forshee said she wanted to plead no contest because she was not...

  • Fundraiser for Havre's Helping Haven slated for Saturday

    Alex Ross|Updated Nov 13, 2015

    Lynette Cline and her three daughters will host a spaghetti dinner, auction and raffle at the Eagle’s Club Saturday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to Havre’s Helping Haven, an organization that provides items people donate to be sold or given away. Cline said her daughter Kimberlee, who wanted to do something for Havre Helping Haven, came up with the idea. “My daughter came up with this idea and we just kind of ran with it,” said Cline. Cline knows what it is like to be in need. Ten years ago her home in Gulfport, Mississ...

  • Giveaway House files lawsuit

    Tim Leeds|Updated Jun 5, 2015

    The granddaughter of a local charity's co-founder faces more legal issues in a dispute over that charity. Community Giveaway House filed a lawsuit against Sheila Forshee, her mother and a former fellow board member. Sheila Forshee also faces a criminal case involving the charity. The lawsuit against Sheila Forshee, Carol Ann Nystrom Forshee and Kelley Ann Damson alleges that Carol Forshee made false representations in a notice of noncompliance she filed with the Hill County...

  • Rails Inn evictions on hold

    John Kelleher|Updated May 4, 2015

    Last Monday, tenants at the Rails Inn, a motel on 2nd Street converted into low-income apartments, found handwritten notes from owner Jim Dewitt of Glasgow taped to their doors, telling them they were evicted and had 72 hours to vacate. The note said that rent hadn't been paid and no insurance had been paid on the building. That apparently meant that Havre realtor Sheila Forshee, who leased the building, had not made her payment or purchased insurance. The note sent some of th...

  • Forshee denies Giveaway House charges

    Tori Thomas|Updated Apr 8, 2015

    Sheila Forshee, former secretary-treasurer of the Giveaway House in North Havre, pleaded not guilty Monday in state District Court in Havre to charges including theft by a common scheme. Forshee was charged with one count of deceptive practices and one count of theft by a common scheme March 9. She pleaded not guilty Monday to both counts before District Judge Daniel Boucher. Forshee's attorney, Melody Brown, requested that Forshee be able to travel outside of Hill County... Full story

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