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  • Community GiveAway House: Havre landmark is back in action

    Tori Thomas|Updated Jun 5, 2015

    Since reopening its doors in March after a hiatus of more than a year due to an internal disagreement, the Community Giveaway House, at 1058 2nd St. N. has seen a decrease in visitors from years prior. The nonprofit organization was created in the early 1970s by local residents Ruth Nystrom and Anne Friesen who collected items to distribute to those in need. Donations ranged from food and clothes, to furniture and dishes. In 1989 the Giveaway House became an official nonprofit... Full story

  • H.A.R.T. Building opens for business

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Mar 26, 2015

    My Neighbor in Need, a nonprofit organization new to Havre that allows people to anonymously help others with their specific needs, opened its doors Tuesday. David Snuggs, the founder and president of the nonprofit, gave a presentation on what people can expect from the service. He spoke at the St. Jude Parish Center at noon Tuesday. The nonprofit is based out of Great Falls, and Havre is the 40th city to receive its service. "We're pretty excited about launching it today," Sn... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor: Giveaway House board has done great work

    Updated Mar 20, 2015

    Editor: I am writing in response to the story that appeared in the Havre Daily News regarding Sheila Forshee and the previous issues with the Giveaway House. It is important that everyone know how excited I am as the founder and president of My Neighbor in Need to have the new Havre’s Helping Haven (formerly the Giveaway House), as one of our community’s partners. Prior to agreeing to bring our projects to Havre, I meet with the approved and registered board of the Giveaway House, which does not include Ms. Forshee. Originall... Full story

  • Our View: Giveaway House has a long, tremendous history

    Updated Mar 18, 2015

    For decades, the Giveaway House on Havre’s north side has been a godsend for people who need clothing, household items and more. In the 1970s, two concerned women, Ruth Nystrom and Ann Friesen, started the program. It has been a model charity. Many people benefitted. There was minimal overhead. Community members generously offered their services as volunteers. As the program fades into history, the Giveaway House will be morphed into Havre’s Helping Haven and will share a building with the My Neighbor in Need program at the... Full story

  • Charges filed in Giveaway House dispute

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Mar 18, 2015

    Sheila Forshee, former secretary-treasurer of the Giveaway House in North Havre, has been charged with felony counts of deceptive practices and theft by a common scheme. In interviews, Hill County Sheriff's deputies were told that Forshee tried to sell the Giveaway House which she had no right to do, and took donations meant for the Giveaway House to sell at Ruth Ann's, a private thrift store she operates. The deception charge alleges that Forshee on or about Oct. 10,... Full story

  • Heather Adkins to lead the 'Neighbor in Need'charge in Havre

    John Kelleher|Updated Feb 10, 2015

    Longtime resident and community volunteer Heather Adkins has been hired as the project services director for My Neighbor in Need – Havre. The program, at the website http://www.myneighborinneed.com, was created by Great Falls resident Dave Snuggs and the website was developed by Tom Penwell of Tom’s Web Designs. The project allows for anyone to ask for help with a specific need, in a specific city or area whether the need is for themselves or for someone else in their community and allows for anyone in the world to help ful...

  • Daines to highlight Halloween GOP rally

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 29, 2014

    There will be treats but no tricks when Republicans hold a pre-election Halloween campaign rally at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Northern Inn. The rally will feature U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, who is heading up the GOP ticket this fall. Earlier in the day, the GOP will hold a pumpkin giveaway at Memorial Park on 5th Avenue, 4 to 6 p.m. "We encourage any and all to come out and enjoy some hot apple cider, get a pumpkin for Halloween and meet the congressman," said Hill County Republican Chair Andrew Brekke. Cider, hot... Full story

  • Obituary - Judy A. Litzinger

    Updated Oct 15, 2014

    Judy A. Litzinger, 55, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Benefis Medical Center of natural causes. Cremation has taken place, and the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church with Father Daniel Wathen officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery. The family has requested that memorials be made in Judy's name... Full story

  • Obituary - Judy A. Litzinger

    Updated Oct 14, 2014

    Judy A. Litzinger, 55, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Benefis Medical Center of natural causes. Cremation has taken place, and the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church with Father Daniel Wathen officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery. The family has requested that memorials be made in Judy's name to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church or to the ch... Full story

  • Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, March 28, 2014

    Updated Mar 28, 2014

    Laurel — Twenty Havre High School students graduated from Leadership High School this week. The program is operated by the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce. Students learn leadership skills and get practical experience in community involvement. Students have visited area businesses and community institutions and volunteered at organizations such as the Havre Food Bank. It’s a great program. We’re sure students learned a lot. In a few years, we are sure, some of these students will be community leaders and will be back addre... Full story

  • Giveaway House up and running

    Tim Leeds|Updated Mar 19, 2014

    After a hiatus of more than a year while a custody battle worked through the courts, a decades-old Havre charity is back in operation. The Community Giveaway House reopened last week at its North Havre location to the delight of former patrons "I am extremely happy it's open," said Teena Thompson right after signing into the visitor list Tuesday morning. The initial hours for the charity, located at 1058 2nd St. North in North Havre, are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and... Full story

  • Benefit planned for man injured in a fall

    John Kelleher|Updated Mar 3, 2014

    It's been nearly two months now since Max Conner slipped and had a terrible fall, causing serious injuries to his head. It's been a time of hospitalization and frequent trips to Great Falls for treatment. The 81-year-old Havre resident has more than 40 staples in his head, and he still has fluid on his brain, which doctors are keeping a close eye on. But he is improving, and he and his family are hopeful. "He's feeling much better," said his daughter, Nora Connect. While... Full story

  • Benefit to raise money for baby girl

    John Paul Schmidt|Updated Feb 26, 2014

    A benefit dinner and auction will be held to raise funds for a baby who was born with major medical problems that require several surgeries and frequent treatment. Addisyn Davis, born Jan. 3 to Havre residents Tanner and Lindsey Davis, and her mother were airlifted to Seattle immediately after she was born. She has already had three surgeries to remedy a few of the multitude of fetal development issues and requires three more. Addisyn must be flown to Seattle once a month for... Full story

  • Biggest local stories of the year

    Updated Jan 1, 2014
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    The Havre Daily News staff voted on the Top 10 hard news stories of the Hi-Line over the past year. There was a lot of competition for the stories. Let us know what you think of our choices. Email us at [email protected] or leave a comment here. 1. Rocky Boy scandals It was a year of tumult at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. Federal prosecutors launched an all-out effort to weed out corruption at the reservation. Several people on and off the reservation were charged wit... Full story

  • Giveaway House dispute resolved

    Tim Leeds|Updated Nov 20, 2013

    A Havre attorney said this morning he will be filing paperwork in state District Court listing the resolution of a months-long dispute over who had authority over a decades-old Havre charity. Stephen Brown said the two sides in a lawsuit about Community Giveaway House agreed during a settlement conference Tuesday to appoint four members to a new board. The new members are to select a final board member and move forward with the charity, located in a North Havre residence given to the charity by one of its co-founders, Ruth... Full story

  • New lawsuit in Giveaway House dispute

    Tim Leeds|Updated Nov 19, 2013

    Members of a group on one side of a dispute over who controls a 40-year-old Havre charity now have a legal dispute of their own. Roberta Beute, former chair of a group saying it is the legal board of the Community Give-A-Way House Inc. nonprofit corporation, filed a lawsuit in Hill County Justice Court in October against Sheila Forshee, treasurer of that board, after the board removed Beute from office. Beute and Forshee represented themselves in the lawsuit. Beute and... Full story

  • Judge orders Giveaway House settlement meeting

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 10, 2013
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    The judge presiding over a contentious lawsuit fighting over who is in charge of a 40-year-old Havre charity issued an order in the lawsuit: Meet with a third-party attorney to try to settle out of court. The lawsuit was filed in April asking the court to rule whether a board formed in February or a board formed in March is the actual board of nonprofit Community Give-A-Way House Inc., a corporation formed in 1989 by the two women who started Community Giveaway House about... Full story

  • Giveaway House group: Foes not backed by law

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 6, 2013

    The group that filed a lawsuit over control of the 40-year-old Havre charity Community Giveaway House has put its position on the line, saying the defendants’ arguments are not supported by evidence or law. A group chaired by Sue Markley filed a lawsuit against a group headed by Roberta Beute and Sheila Forshee, the granddaughter of Ruth Nystrom who helped found the charity around 1970 to distribute donated items to people who needed the items. Nystrom and co-founder Ann Friesen were two of the original board directors w... Full story

  • Giveaway House defendants respond

    Tim Leeds|Updated Jul 12, 2013

    The group of people accused of improperly representing themselves as members of the board of the Giveaway House have responded to the lawsuit, saying the people who filed the lawsuit are not members of a legally formed board because the directors who appointed that board had vacated their positions. A split in last year’s board led to the lawsuit, with one group that formed a board for Havre’s Community Giveaway House nonprofit corporation in February suing another group that formed in March, with each saying the other has... Full story

  • Board asks for decision in Giveaway House lawsuit

    Tim Leeds|Updated Jun 26, 2013

    The board that says it has authority over a decades-old Havre charity has asked the court to move to a decision in its lawsuit alleging another board that says it has that authority has no legal status to operate the nonprofit. A board, formed in February, has asked Judge Dan Boucher to make a summary judgment in the lawsuit, alleging the defendants have not answered any of the arguments raised in the complaint. The charity, which collects donations of items and gives them to... Full story

  • Lawyer asks judge to rule on who's to run Giveaway House

    Tim Leeds|Updated Jun 14, 2013

    Two groups of people, each claiming to be the legitimate governing board of the Community Giveaway House are taking their case to court. The defendants in the lawsuit about the Community Giveaway House have retained attorney Robert Kempfer of Great Falls, after previously filing a reply and counterclaim and motion to dismiss on their own. Kampfer has asked the court to put a stay on the case until the court determines which group is the governing board. Kempfer, who is representing the board comprising Chair Roberta Beute,... Full story

  • Plaintiff responds in Giveaway House case

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 31, 2013

    The attorney for the board that filed a lawsuit against another board disputing who is in charge of a local charity is filing responses to requests that the defendants made in a counterclaim for money and that the complaint be dismissed. The issue is who is the controlling board of directors of Community Giveaway House Inc., a charity founded in the early 1970s and incorporated in 1989. After board Vice President Sue Markley and board Treasurer Sheila Forshee clashed late last year and at the beginning of this year with... Full story

  • Board responds to lawsuit over Community Giveaway House

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 2, 2013

    Less than a week after holding what it called a successful reopening of the Havre Community Giveaway House, a group responded to a lawsuit that claims it has no authority to operate the charity — in a battle between two boards that each say they represent the charity. A press release sent out by Roberta Beute, chair of the board that reopened the North Havre location of the Giveaway House Saturday, April 20, said that more than 90 people attended the reopening from 8 a.m. t... Full story

  • Defendants file counterclaim in Giveaway House suit

    Tim Leeds

    The two factions seeking control of the Community Giveaway House in Havre are continuing their legal squabbles. A group headed by Roberta Beute of Havre filed paperwork, but the attorney for the other faction, Tyler Gernant of Missoula, said the papers don't appear to respond to any of the questions he raised in his complaint. He said he will likely file a motion asking the judge to rule on the information that has been provided so far. The lawsuit came after several months of contention between officers of the board listed... Full story

  • Board responds to lawsuit over Community Giveaway House

    Tim Leeds

    Less than a week after holding what it called a successful reopening of the Havre Community Giveaway House, a group responded to a lawsuit that claims it has no authority to operate the charity — in a battle between two boards that each say they represent the charity. A press release sent out by Roberta Beute, chair of the board that reopened the North Havre location of the Giveaway House Saturday, April 20, said that more than 90 people attended the reopening from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The charity was founded about 1970 by R...

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