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Havre Downtown Master Plan online meeting set for Mondahy, July 11

A meeting on Havre’s Downtown Master Plan will be held online by High Plains Architects Monday, July 11, 2022. People can join the meeting online at https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MTY4Y... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local 

Jaycees fireworks display set for Independence Day

The Havre Jaycees will once again hold their Fourth of July Fireworks display at the Great Northern Fairgrounds starting on the holiday around 9:45 p.m. Havre Jaycees Individual Development Vice President Draven Roe said this... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local 

Drought persists in north-central Montana

While some rain fell in this part of north-central Montana in the first part of June, and substantial precipitation hit much of the state from April through June, most of the state... — Updated 6/30/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local 

County Commission approves storm damage repair at Beaver Creek Lodge

The Hill County Commission voted to approve a number of contracts at this week’s business meeting and provided updates on a number of issues they had to table or that were not on the agenda. The commission discussed a few... — Updated 6/30/2022


Grant awarded to Havre Boys & Girls Club

Press release HELENA — The Montana Department of Commerce announced today four Montana communities including Havre will share more than $2 million of federal grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant program.... — Updated 6/30/2022


Havre summer child's meal program menu

Summer meals are offered to local children for free at Lincoln-McKinley Primary School and Highland Park Early Primary School, with breakfast served from 8:30-10:45 a.m. and lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals are free... — Updated 6/30/2022


Seminar set for July 7 on small business retirement plans

Havre Daily News staff Kati Purkett, Montana State University Extension Hill County family and consumer science extension agent, has invited people to join a webinar on “Small Business Retirement Plans: A Tool to Retain... — Updated 6/30/2022


Local meat processing co-op hires manager

Press release A cooperative planing to locally train meat processors — and provide some local meat processing in the process — is one step closer to operation with naming of a general manager. A release from Montana Farmers... — Updated 6/29/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Chamber looking for more vendors as Saturday Market starts

Havre’s Saturday Market will start again July 9 at 8 a.m. and the Havre-Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for more participants. “Saturday Market provides an opportunity for the community to connect with farmers, artists,... — Updated 6/29/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

HPS bus driver shortage continues post-COVID-19

Havre Public School's ongoing bus driver shortage continues in 2022 and threatens to force drivers to choose between activities and routes if it doesn't improve. HPS Facilities and... — Updated 6/29/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Garden club dedicates site at Nothern in honor of Toni Hagener

A local garden club this week honored Antoinette "Toni" Hagener, a local political and community leader who helped form the club in 2009. Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club Tuesday... — Updated 6/29/2022


FWP to hold work session on hunter/landowner stewardship project

Press release HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a work session with members of the Private Land/Public Wildlife Council and other interested parties via Zoom July 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. FWP will use the work... — Updated 6/29/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

School board approves sending track resurfacing out to bid

The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees approved Tuesday sending a project to resurface the Havre Middle School track out to bid and approved a new addition to Havre High School’s curriculum. The subject of resurfacing Havre... — Updated 6/29/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

An event-packed 2022 Great Northern Fair approaches

2022's Great Northern Fair is set to be much larger than previous years, with far more events, rides and entertainment, the fairgrounds manager said. "Bigger, badder, better," Great... — Updated 6/28/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Havre has a fire chief

After days of confusion regarding the Havre Fire Department's future leadership, former Assistant Havre Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage confirmed Monday morning that he has been named... — Updated 6/27/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

New mural going up on Havre Elks Lodge

A new piece of art is being put up to adorn the front of the Havre Elks Lodge $1201 at 321 Second Street. Havre High School art student Angelina Siebenaller and her art teacher,... — Updated 6/27/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Liberty County Commissioner Wicks appointed state FSA executive director

People are praising the appointment of a Hi-Line county commissioner to a state-level federal position to help Montana agricultural producers. Liberty County Commissioner Maureen “Morb” Wicks is being appointed by President... — Updated 6/27/2022


Comment sought on proposals for Fish and Wildlife Commission

Press release HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on several proposals slated to go to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in August. Under the new commission process, FWP is taking public comment... — Updated 6/27/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Ride for Tomorrow stops in Havre

Friday evening, the Havre Eagles Club set up a stop on the path of the Second Annual Ride for Tomorrow, a 1,500 mile motorcycle ride being held to raise suicide prevention... — Updated 6/27/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Cowan and Solomon honored at ag appreciation banquet

The Northern Agricultural Research Center of Montana State University held its annual Field Day and Agriculture Appreciation Banquet where two locals were honored with awards for... — Updated 6/26/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Hill County Compensation Board talks raises, tax inceases

Hill County Compensation Board passed a recommendation Thursday to offer Hill County elected officials a five percent cost of living pay increase and the board also set up future meetings to consider raising base pay as well. The... — Updated 6/26/2022


People urged to help control mosquitoes

Staff and wire report The Hill County Mosquito Control District and public health officials are urging people to take steps to keep the number of the blood-sucking insects down and to protect themselves. Each year around this time,... — Updated 6/26/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Council on Aging director resigns

The Hill County Commission announced the departure of Hill County Council on Aging Director Don Kenny at their weekly business meeting Thursday morning, where they also tabled a number of contracts and policies that require more... — Updated 6/26/2022


Dedication honoring Hagener set for Tuesday

Press release In honor of Antoinette “Toni” Hagener, Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club is holding a dedication ceremony Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the sundial, plaque and bench in front of Hagener Science Center on the Montana State Univ... — Updated 6/26/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Havre fire chief retires, assistant fire chief steps down

Havre Fire Chief Mel Paulson is retiring from the Havre Fire Department today, and Assistant Havre Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage is stepping down from his position Monday, seemingly leaving the city without a municipal fire chief. Pa... — Updated 6/23/2022


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