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  • Quick pics: Playing music to finish out the year

    Updated May 24, 2024

  • Quick pics: Art at the concert

    Updated May 24, 2024

  • Fair Board discusses preparations for upcoming fair season

    Christy Bambrough|Updated May 24, 2024

    The Great Northern Fair Board met Tuesday evening to review contracts with financing and maintenance of the fairgrounds. The Great Northern Fair will be from July 17-21. A major topic of discussion was about a memorandum of understanding from Hill County 4-H regarding a few changes, including designated 4-H parking, vendor fees, and usage of buildings like the Horse Barn. The memorandum has not been finalized and will be revised and reviewed with the 4-H. In addition, the hous...

  • Quick pics: Havre Elks donate $500 to Chinook Pool and Park Project

    Updated May 24, 2024

  • Education foundation presents $35,000 in scholarships

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Press release Photos courtesy Havre Public Schools Education Foundation in no particular order Havre Public Schools Education Foundation presented scholarships in an awards ceremony at Havre High School last Thursday, The foundation presented 37 individual awards totaling $35,775 to 27 different individuals. The awards are: AXEL SCHMAING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 Axel Schmaing Memorial award goes to Landon Molitor -- HHS BLEWETT BEST STUDENT/WRESTLER SCHOLARSHIP $500 HHS...

  • Rosette, Berry make SNHU president's dean's lists

    Updated May 23, 2024

    MANCHESTER, N.H. Southern New Hampshire University announced that Josephine Rosette of Box Elderwas named to the Winter 2024 President’s List and Lisa Berry of Havre was named to the Winter Dean’s List. The winter terms run from January to May. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to the President’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits over each 16-week term or paired 8-week terms grouped in fall, winte...

  • Peterson earns Adirondack Scholars honor at Paul Smith's College

    Updated May 23, 2024

    PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. — Paul Smith’s College announced that Rhoda Peterson of Havre, Montana, has been named to the Spring 2024 Adirondack Scholars list at the college....

  • Local students among recipients of MGGA and MGF 2024 scholarships

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Press release The Montana Grain Growers Association and the Montana Grains Foundation announced the recipients of their college scholarships for 2024-2025. The Montana Grain Growers Association $1,000 scholarship winners are: Reinhard Bold is a senior at Havre High School and planning to attend Montana State University-Northern to pursue a degree in agricultural operations technology. He strives to take on the family farm and ranch when the time comes. Rhett Wolery grew up on a family farm in Rudyard. He is currently a crop...

  • New tattoo studio, head shop, open in Atrium

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 23, 2024

    A shop has opened in the Atrium offering custom tattoos and head shop items. Owner Memory Spencer and licensed tattoo artist Dylan decided to name the new shop Havre DMs. "I thought it was super funny if we could go, 'Hey, if you are itching for some ink, slide on down to your local DMs," Spencer said. "And then, who's not going to remember that, you know?" Spencer said she had gone through treatment at White Sky Hope Treatment Center on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, then...

  • Bear Paw Development receives Brownfield cleanup grants

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Press release The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday $1 million in Brownfields grant funding including in Havre and Box Elder to support the environmental assessment, cleanup and redevelopment of critical properties in communities across northern Montana. The EPA awards are being provided to two grantees. Bear Paw Development Corp. will receive $500,000 in EPA Brownfields funding for high-priority projects in Havre and Box Elder. The Sweetgrass Development Corporation will also receive $500,000 to assess...

  • Davey School announces open enrollment

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Press release Davey Elementary School announced it has open enrollment for grades kindergarten through 8. People can contact the district clerk at 406-265-6970 for more information....

  • Celebrating History: Railroads and agriculture

    Updated May 23, 2024

    By Emily Mayer When this area of Montana was first settled by Americans coming from some other place in the country or immigrants coming from far away places, there were a few ranches followed by the creation of Fort Assinniboine. The Homestead Act had been signed into law in 1864, but farms really didn’t get a big boost until the arrival of the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway, one of the precursors to the Great Northern Railway, arrived in this area in 1887. With the revision of the Homestead Act in 1910 and h...

  • City hears timeline and questions on boil advisory

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 23, 2024

    Editor's note: Part of this story was previous published on the Havre Weekly Chronicle webpage. In a shorter and smaller- but still often contentious - than the May 6 Havre City Council meeting, during a town hall Monday about the Havre boil water advisory, the council heard an update on the timeline and background of the boil advisory, comments from the public and an announcement that the city is in the process of distributing some free bottled water. The presence of active...

  • Tester pushes to restore summer hours at Port of Wild Horse

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 23, 2024

    Sen. Jon Tester has started a push to extend summer hours of operation at the border ports in Montana into Canada, specifically citing the Port of Wild Horse north of Canada in a letter to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Troy A. Miller sent this week. "The Port of Wild Horse and travel across the northern border is essential for farmers, ranchers, businesses, and families in north-central Montana," Tester said in the letter. "... For years, the Port of Wild Horse...

  • Third Annual Montana Wounded Warrior Poker Run and Fundraiser set for June 1

    Christy Bambrough|Updated May 23, 2024

    The Third Annual Montana Wounded Warrior Poker Run will be held during Memorial Day weekend. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on June 1. The money raised will go to the Montana Wounded Warrior program for funding a guided fishing or hunting trip for one of the states wounded warriors. The Poker Run will start at the Havre Elk’s Club. Poker Run stops are Chinook’s Pastime Bar and Mint Bar, Hays Pow Wow Grounds, Malta’s Mint Bar, Chinook Eagles and Bear Paw Saloon. The final destination will be back at the Havre Elk’s Club. T...

  • Strissel among emergency medical services responders honored by state

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Press release Lowell Strissel of Hill County Ambulance was among those honored in Helena Wednesday in a ceremony for Montana Emergency Medical Services Awards Ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda. Gov. Greg Gianforte and Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Charlie Brereton honored the emergency services personnel during the awards ceremony. "From offering community support to responding to emergencies, our EMS providers across Montana work around the clock to...

  • Hill County Democrats set county convention for delegate selection

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Press release The Hill County Democrats are calling their 2024 Democratic Delegate Selection County Convention for the Democratic National Convention to be held Wednesday, June 5. “We will caucus with the purpose of electing delegates to be sent to the Montana Democratic Party’s Delegate Selection Convention in Havre, Saturday, June 8, to elect Montana Democrats to serve as delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago the week of August 18th, 2024,” Hill County Democratic Committee Chair Lindsey Ratliff said....

  • Local law enforcement stepping up seat belt enforcement

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Press release Havre Police Department and the Montana Highway Patrol encourage all Montanans to buckle up, even for short trips or when driving slowly. Increased patrols and enforcement of seat belt laws will be underway across the state to ensure the safety of all road users. The Havre Police Department, MHP, and the Montana Department of Transportation are committed to public safety, including seat belt safety. Montana law requires all vehicle occupants to be properly restrained with a seat belt or in a child safety restrai...

  • Plant a Seed … Read! Sets anniversary celebration June 1

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 23, 2024

    Plant a Seed…READ! will be celebrating its 10th year as a nonprofit and 14 years as an affiliate with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Saturday, June 1st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Famous Footwear store location in the Holiday Village Mall. “Come and enjoy a free lunch, games and activities as the children Buzz in with Bees and Books,” Executive Program Director Lorraine Verploegen said in a release. “There will be a Chinese Auction and Raffles items donated by community members and individuals. Proceeds will enroll ch...

  • Communication a key question on the boil advisory

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 20, 2024

    At a Hill County Commission business meeting last Thursday, a Havre City Council member said issues arising from the water boil advisory, and restrictions on businesses due to that advisory, have shown a need for greater communication between the local public entities and with the public. That will likely be one of the topics at a special City Council meeting Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in Havre City Hall when the council reviews the issue and issues raised at the May 6 meeting. After some issues arose with the water treatment...

  • Deputy shoots armed suspect in chase

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 16, 2024

    Hill County Sheriff Jamie Ross said in a release issued Tuesday that a deputy shot a man in Hill County early Tuesday morning after a chase. There is no risk to public safety at this time and all suspects have been apprehended, Ross said in the release. Hill County sheriff’s deputies responded to notification from Rocky Boy police at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday that tribal officers were in pursuit of a pickup truck leaving Rocky Boy”s Indian Reservation and the occupants of the vehicle were shooting at the officers while fleeing. The...

  • H. Earl Clack Museum board members get ready for summer

    Updated May 16, 2024

    H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board members met Monday evening to discuss the upcoming summer season preparations for the museum, as well as the Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump. Museum manager Caroline Tuss talke about the museum summer hours beginning after Memorial Day "Staffing allowing it, will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week," she said. If the board is unable to staff those hours, the hours may switch to Tuesday to Saturday. The hours for the Buffalo Jump will be 9...

  • Rally to discuss safeguarding Box Elder schools to follow cross walk

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 16, 2024

    A cross walk followed by a rally to investigate better protection for Box Elder schools is set for Saturday. The cross walk is set to start in Big Sandy at 9 a.m. Saturday at the rest area there and will proceed to Box Elder. “Because of the darkness of alcoholism, drug addiction, missing and murdered indigenous persons and violence in north-central Montana and the Hi-Line, we will carry a cross, walk and pray,” a flyer about the event says, saying people can call Pastor Rich Jesperson at 406-680-7080 fro more inf...

  • Level of Beaver Creek going down, still will be flooding for some time

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 16, 2024

    Commissioner Mark Peterson said during a commission working meeting Monday that levels in Beaver Creek are going down, but slowly and it may be high for some time. Peterson said the only major damage so far has been at Evergeen Campground off of U.S. Highway 87 and Beaver Creek Golf Course west of town on U.S. Highway 2, other than on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, which also declared an emergency. The Hill County Commission issued a declaration of emergency last week due to the rising levels of the creek. Peterson said M...

  • Hill County Park Board discusses upcoming recreational season

    Christy Bambrough|Updated May 16, 2024

    Editor’s note: Due to an editorial error, this story was not published in the Thursday, May 6, edition of the Weekly Chronicle. Hill County Park Board members met Monday evening, May 6, to discuss maintenance for Beaver Creek Park. Jeff Jensen was re-elected as the chairman for the board, and Pam Wilson was elected to be the vice chairman. The committee is waiting for estimates from Clausen and Son’s and Korb construction to replace the Beaver Lodge. Extra funds are still required to proceed with the project, as well as possi...

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