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Pastor's Corner: Failure to give thanks

Webster's Dictionary defines the word "thankful" as feeling or expressing thanks; grateful. The dictionary defines "thankless" as not feeling or expressing thanks, ungrateful or... — Updated 11/25/2022


Havre pool lap swims at 11:30 a.m. canceled this week, next

Havre Community Pool announced today that the lap swims from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. are canceled this week today through Friday and next Monday through Friday, along with the 6-9 a.m. lap swim Friday of this week. For more... — Updated 1/3/2022


Roping Religion: Slow down and forgive

Many of the ideas and scriptures for this article are from the devotional “God Wants You To Win!” by world champion calf roper Jeff Copenhaver. As we conclude this series I want to summarize some of the remaining stories from J... — Updated 11/27/2020

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

McKean's unprotected wilderness presentation draws biggest crowd yet

Vizsla Brewing hosted Andrew McKean, editor of Outdoor Life Magazine, who gave a presentation on unprotected landscapes in northeast Montana Wednesday. The presentation was... — Updated 3/12/2020


The story of Hot Tamale Jim in Havre

By Keith J. Doll Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission Jim Shawlee was born in Afghanistan on July 8, 1877. He came to America from Afghanistan in 1905, then to Havre i... — Updated 9/27/2019


Celebrating History: Effects of The Great War

By Emily Mayer The effects of World War I were widespread and inclusive. No one and no industry was untouched. Articles printed in the Nov. 10, 1917 issue of The Havre Plaindealer included price fixes for food and fuel, and... — Updated 11/10/2017


Drivers need to proceed with courtesy for funerals

Because I Could Not Stop for Death Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. We slowly drove, he knew no haste, And I had put away My labor, and my leisure t... — Updated 11/6/2017


Celebrating History: More Hill County soldiers go into WWI

by Emily Mayer The entire Havre community extends a Happy 100 Years Young birthday to Bernice Marie Ragnvald Hoveland Hardy, who was born in Havre on Sept. 23, 1917. A dinner was given in her honor by her loving family, and we... — Updated 9/25/2017


Guest Column: Recycle pesticide containers

Recently, I attended a Montana State University Extension Service training to obtain a license for the application and purchase of pesticides (weed killers) for the ranch. The instructors didn’t mention what to do with the empty... — Updated 4/7/2017


Calling on the Capitol for private property rights, sage grouse funding, predation

We talked a lot about Montana’s No. 1 industry in Gov. Steve Bullock’s office this week. On Wednesday, a table full of Young Farmers and Ranchers in our Calling on the Capitol event sat down with the governor and talking about... — Updated 2/1/2017


Try carrots instead of sweet potatoes for hearty casserole

What are you serving for Thanksgiving dinner? Do you have room for a delicious new side dish? Today's recipe is styled after my favorite sweet potato casserole, but it isn't as... — Updated 11/15/2016


Celebrating History: A tribute to newspaper owner R.X. Lewis

By Emily Mayer A few weeks back, it was announced that R. X. Lewis, former proprietor of The Havre Plaindealer and later The Havre Daily Promoter, had passed away. He was a well-respected man in Havre and throughout Montana. His... — Updated 10/14/2016


Celebrating History: Business is brisk

By Emily Mayer Most of the local news in the past couple of weeks centered around the upcoming Chautauqua and candidates for public office. The year 1916 was an election year, too, and many Hill County citizens were running for... — Updated 8/5/2016


Celebrating History: Havre takes a break

By Emily Mayer Havre, for the most part, was taking a break between the two big events of the first Great Northern Montana Stampede that had just finished, and the upcoming Chautauqua. The courts, however, were filling that void... — Updated 7/22/2016


Celebrating history: Chautauqua is a big deal in Havre

By Emily Mayer No sooner was the inaugural Great Northern Montana Stampede finished and Havre was preparing for another event that promised a large gathering. The July 15, 1916,... — Updated 7/15/2016


Celebrating history: Stampede was big news of the week

By Emily Mayer The Great Northern Montana Stampede was underway and everyone knew it with all of the news coverage in the papers 100 years ago this week. The July 8, 1916 issue of... — Updated 7/8/2016


4-H'ers study showing rabbits

Press release The Hill County 4-H program has been holding Rabbit Workshops to prepare 4-H members for their show at the Great Northern Fair in July. At the most recent workshop,... — Updated 6/17/2016


Celebrating History: Creameries create controversy

By Emily Mayer The Hill County Creamery was barely two years in operation when the following article was printed on the front page of The Havre Plaindealer’s June 17, 1916 issue: WARNING AGAINST CREAMERY PROMOTER County Agent... — Updated 6/17/2016


Celebrate a smoke-free Father's Day

From Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Father’s Day is a day to celebrate dads for who they are and all of the wonderful things they do. It is also a great time for dads to remember the important role they play in influencing the... — Updated 6/17/2016


Celebrating History: Lots going on in Havre

By Emily Mayer Havre's continued growth and prosperity were showcased in the newspapers this week 100 years ago. The June 10, 1916, issue of The Hill County Democrat carried these... — Updated 6/10/2016


Celebrating History: Empire Builder passes to beyond

By Emily Mayer Havre newspapers 100 years ago carried the sad news that James J. Hill, namesake of our county, had passed away. A very large article was published on the front page of The Havre Plaindealer’s June 3, 1916 issue.... — Updated 6/3/2016


Celebrating History: Prohibition, illness and gatherings

By Emily Mayer News was rather quiet in the papers this week 100 years ago. However, over the course of the past year, articles had appeared here and there regarding the issue of prohibition of alcoholic beverages. J. K. Bramble,... — Updated 5/27/2016


Celebrating History: Growth and progress and robbery in Havre

Havre continued on the path of growth and progress in the newspapers 100 years ago. The following article was on the front page of the May 16, 1916, issue of The Havre Daily Promoter: Broderick to Reside In Gas City Deacon and... — Updated 5/20/2016


Celebrating History: Lots going on at Masonic Temple

By Emily Mayer Havre will be celebrating our downtown area this weekend, and the timing between it and what was being published in the newspapers this week 100 years ago couldn’t be more perfect. Several announcements were being... — Updated 5/13/2016


Celebrating history: Stampede was highlight of week

By Emily Mayer Preparations had been taking place for weeks regarding the Great Northern Montana Stampede 100 years ago. Articles had been printed outlining the work being done for this highly anticipated event, and this one... — Updated 5/6/2016


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