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 By Derek Hann    Local    February 21, 2020 

Hi-Line Living: Reserve officers protect and serve in Havre

A long-standing program at the Havre Police Department is the reserve officer program, a program in which volunteers in the community don the badge of a police officer and work to assist officers in t...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    February 14, 2020

Hi-Line Living: Continuing tradition at Fort Belknap with the fiddle and jig

The fiddle and jig event at the Mid-Winter Fair on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is something personal and special to many people on the reservation, with the event spanning across several generatio...

 

Hi-Line Living: Local reading group celebrates 10 years

Plant a Seed...Read! of north-central Montana celebrates its 10th Anniversary as non-profit this year. "Plant a Seed...Read! is proactive non-profit. We try to intervene before challenges arise...

 

Hi-Line Living: Anime offers avenue to HHS spirit

"Havre High School was the first high school in the state to have an Anime Club," Havre High School teacher and Anime Club advisor Victoria Proctor said. The group began through Proctor's youngest...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    January 10, 2020

Hi-Line Living: Continuing decades-old traditions on the Lions Swim Team

The Havre Lions Swim Team is seeing a resurgence in its decades-old tradition of training swimmers and competing, including qualifying two swimmers for out-of-state competitions Former Lions Swim...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    December 27, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Painting from the unconscious

From a lifetime of experiences and curiosity, Havre native Garth Volbright's artwork expresses the unconscious self and in many different artistic mediums. Volbright's artist reception for his...

 

Hi-Line Living: From Brutus to Santa

Some Havreites may know him as Martin Holt, but others know him as Santa Claus.  Holt has been a major draw to the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce's annual tree-lighting celebration at Town Square for...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    December 13, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Continuing the spirit of Christmas with Live Nativity

The Van Orsdel United Methodist Church Live Nativity has been a long-standing tradition for the Hi-Line, with many people coming out every year to look at the volunteers and the animals who come...

 

Hi-Line Living: Shriners take part in the Brawl of the Wild

The North Central Shrine Club a few weeks ago gave people a chance to bash a car and help a good cause as part of a Brawl of the Wild tailgate party. The Shriners painted a van, half in University of...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    November 29, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Community comes together at Thanksgiving dinner

Havre's annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner is a long-standing Havre tradition, with a history of serving people since an anonymous donor in 1984 started the tradition of bringing a communal...

 

Hi-Line Living: Congress at Havre High

"I love to see the students grow as student leaders throughout their experience in Student Congress," Havre High School teacher and Student Congress adviser Rebecca Reno said. Members say the...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    November 15, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Educating in small Montana schools

Rural school houses have been a long-standing tradition in the north-central Montana, but as communities grew and transportation improved, they began to fade. Only a few of these school houses still a...

 

Hi-Line Living: Symbol of a Havre multi-state legacy

The Atrium Shopping Mall, a historical icon of downtown Havre, got its start in the early 1900s as a store called "The Fair," built and operated by another Havre icon Frank A. Buttrey, who founded...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    October 25, 2019

Hi-Line Living: A first step to healing

As puffs of smoke drifted high into the air from a ceremonial fire, hundreds of Native Americans from Gros Ventre, or Aaniiih; Assiniboine, or Nakoda; Crow; Northern Arapaho, and other tribes...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    October 18, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Back to the beginning with art

From a career in law enforcement to becoming a full time artist, Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation resident Theodore Koop said his love for art has always been a constant throughout his life. Koop, this...

 

Hi-Line Living: Learning skills and abilities in FCCLA

"To me, FCCLA is a way to learn how to be a leader whether at home, in school or around the  community," Havre High School Senior Angelle Roen said, "as well as using what voice we have  to try to...

 

Hi-Line Living: Cheering on the Hi-Line

Havre High School cheerleaders take pride in bringing pride to high school events. "We define it as a representative of the high school - cheerleaders are the pride and the respect of Havre High,"...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    September 13, 2019

World-acclaimed writer comes to the Hi-Line

There is something really special about small town libraries, and Montana, that attracts many people from all different walks of life, Jamie Ford said. Ford, an internationally recognized and New...

 

Hi-Line Living: Ham radio continues on the Hi-Line

Local ham radio operator Lloyd Stallkamp said he was into radios long before he came to Havre almost 40 years ago. "I've always been interested in electronics," he said. "I built little versions of...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    August 30, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Painting art on Havre windows

A local stay-at-home mom transitioned a year ago into making it her business to beautify Havre one window at a time. "I could think of a lot worse ways to spend my time," window-painter Tracy Carroll...

 

Hi-Line Living: Handling animal control in Havre

"I think it is very important for having a safe place for animals to go," Havre Animal Control Officer Peter Federspiel said. Federspiel took the job as animal control officer in May of 2016 after...

 

Hi-Line Living: Havre star shines in Fort Peck as well

"My motto is, when I am reviewing my lines, learning what my character is doing, is saying, 'If I don't believe myself, if I don't believe what I'm saying, if I don't believe what I am doing and if...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    August 2, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Data collected at Beaver Creek for future generations

Montana State University-Northern has partnered with several different agencies and the Hill County Park Board to start a long-term monitoring program for Beaver Creek Park to collect data on the...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    July 26, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Providing bait on the Hi-Line

A small business started with a bait machine listed for sale on Facebook, and two sisters who are passionate about fishing. Gracee Hencz, 13, an upcoming eighth-grader at Havre Middle School and Halle...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    July 19, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Hemp is growing on the Hi-Line

In Montana, agriculture is not only an industry but a way of life, and some farmers are seeing the reintroduction of hemp as an opportunity to give new life to the family farm. "You stop at the Town...

 

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