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  • Local election results in

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    Watch for more here and in Thursday’s edition of Havre Weekly Chronicle The Primary Election is over, with voters selecting who will advance to the November general elections and, in Hill County, rejecting three proposals to study forms of government and for a tax to support county roads but passing a new levy to support the Havre City-County Airport. Out-of-city voters rejected a proposal to impose a mill levy to support work on county roads, 485 for and 789 against, but voters in the county passed a measure to impose a l... Full story

  • Work closes one lane on 600 Block of Third Avenue

    Updated Jun 4, 2024

    Havre Public Works announced that work will start today on a half block on the 600 Block of Third Avenue. The northbound lane of Third Avenue from the intersection of Third Avenue and Seventh Street on the south to approximately the middle of the block on the north will be closed while workers prepare, pour concrete, and let it cure. This closure will last an estimated two weeks and bring Third Avenue down to one lane of traffic. The department will place lighted barricades... Full story

  • Camping opportunities for children and young people

    Updated Jun 3, 2024

    From Ila McClenahan Hey kids, what are your plans for the summer? Are you ready for some water fun? Are you ready for some hiking? Are you ready for some campfire songs and s'mores? How about some Bible Stories about real people in the Bible? If you are interested ... then you are invited to Little Rockies Christian Camp at Landusky, Montana. It's just 90 miles south east of Havre, about 45 miles south of Harlem. Little Rockies Christian Camp is a non-denominational camp spons...

  • First Bank of Montana grants $10,000 to Bear Paw Development

    Updated Jun 3, 2024

    Press release First Bank of Montana, in partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, announced that Bear Paw Development Corp. received a $10,000 grant from the FHLB Des Moines Member Impact Fund and First Bank of Montana. FHLB Des Moines provides funding solutions and liquidity to more than 1,200 members to support mortgage lending, economic development, and affordable housing in the communities they serve. The Member Impact Fund provides $3 for every $1 of an...

  • Plant a Seed Celebrates Anniversary with the Imagination Library

    Updated Jun 3, 2024

    Press release Plant a Seed ... READ celebrates its 10th Anniversary as a nonprofit and 14 years as an affiliate with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Saturday, June 1, from 11 am.. to 2 p.m. at the Havre Holiday Village Mall. Come join this family celebration with carnival activities and Buzzing in with Bears and Books for the children. Learn more about who we are, what we do and why. We are proud to have the support from Gary and Leo's IGA as sponsor for this event and...

  • Havre boil water advisory downgraded to health advisory

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Editor’s note: The information in this article was received by Havre Weekly Chronicle after the printing deadline to put in this week’s May 30 print edition. Watch for more on this in the June 6 edition. The boil water advisory for Havre put in place April 19 was downgraded to a health advisory Wednesday. The notice from the city government issued Wednesday says the health advisory is precautionary. The city is continuing to complete the distribution system flushing and upgrading treatment operations and data collection, and... Full story

  • Local law enforcement stepping up seat belt enforcement

    Updated May 30, 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... Full story

  • MAT Renaissance Faire set in Beaver Creek Park

    Christy Bambrough|Updated May 30, 2024

    The Montana Actors' Theater Renaissance Faire in Beaver Creek Park is a widely anticipated summertime event and is right around the corner, June 7-9 at eagles Campground. The director of this year's Renaissance Fair play is Michael Stevenson. The play is called "The Imaginary Invalid," an update by Havre playwright Martin Holt of the Moliere classic. "This is my third year with the MAT Renaissance Faire," Stevenson said. "The first year I was the porter in the Scottish play ("...

  • Northern launches online elementary education Program for fall 2024

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Press release In response to the growing need for accessible and flexible teacher education, Montana State University-Northern announced the launch of its fully online Elementary Education program, beginning in Fall 2024. Recognizing the challenges faced by educators in obtaining certification while actively teaching, Northern is committed to providing a solution that empowers teachers to further their education without disrupting their current roles, press release said. The new online program offers teachers the opportunity...

  • Celebrating History: Graduation week 100 years ago

    Updated May 30, 2024

    By Emily Mayer It was graduation week 100 years ago for many local schools. Several articles were in the Havre Daily Promoter last week and this week regarding Havre High School’s Class of 1924. This article, published in the May 27, 1924 edition, outlines the program and lists the students graduating. HAVRE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1924 GRADUATES TONIGHT Forty-eight Young Men and Young Women Will Receive Certificates of Four Year’s School Work Forty-eight young men and women, members of the graduating class of 1924, Havre hig...

  • Enrollment open at Cottonwood Schools

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Press release Cottonwood School District 57 has open enrollment for 2024-2025. People can contact the district clerk at 406-265-6970 for details....

  • Hill County Democrats set county convention for delegate selection

    Updated May 30, 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....

  • Chinook Graduate and Junior at UM Headed to Ernst and Young in Denver for Prestigious Internship

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Press release MISSOULA—Chinook High School graduate Lily Surber, a junior at the University of Montana College of Business, is heading to Denver this summer for a prestigious internship at Ernst and Young. The internship starts June 10 and goes until July 26. Lily will be an Enterprise Risk Consulting Intern, helping clients design and implement risk management and internal control strategies to mitigate strategic, financial, operational, and compliance risks. “Lily has been an outstanding student at the UM College of Bus...

  • Lunak named to Dickinson State University Spring 2024 President's List

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Press release DICKINSON, N.D. — Carson Lunak of Havre, Montana, has been named to the Dickinson State University President’s List for the Spring 2024 semester. At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the President’s List. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.9 or higher....

  • Local students earn Montana University System Honor Scholarships

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Press release The Montana University System has awarded the prestigious Montana University System Honor Scholarship to a number of local high school students. Quentin Edwards of Chinook High School and Michael Emge, Mathias Jones, Marlee Thivierge and Marc Whitacre of Havre High School received the scholarships. A total of 241 scholarships were offered statewide. The MUS Honor Scholarship is a renewable scholarship offered by the Montana Board of Regents that waives undergraduate tuition for up to eight semesters at any...

  • Peterson graduates from Paul Smith's College

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Press release PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. — Rhoda Peterson of Havre, Montana, graduated form Paul Smith’s College in May 2024. Peterson earned a Bachelor of Science in ecological restoration from Paul Smith’s, located in the Adirondacks in Upstate New York. Peterson also has been named to the Spring 2024 Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s....

  • Fair Board discusses preparations for upcoming fair season

    Christy Bambrough|Updated May 30, 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... Full story

  • City hears timeline and questions on boil advisory

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 30, 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... Full story

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

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 28, 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... Full story

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

    Updated May 24, 2024

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  • 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.... Full story

  • 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... Full story

  • 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... Full story

  • 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... Full story

  • 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... Full story

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