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Letter to the Editor - Need more, not fewer, after-school programs

To the editor: Too many Havre children leave school each weekday afternoon with no adult supervision awaiting them. It’s no coincidence that those afternoon hours are when children are most likely to be victims of crime and to engage in risky...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for supporting Northern, keep it up

Dear Editor, You and many of your readers probably know by now, today, Friday June 14, will be my last day as the executive director of the Montana State University-Northern Alumni Foundation. Before leaving, I wanted to thank everyone in the...

 

Letter to the Editor - Honor the flag on Flag Day

Editor, Havre Elks Lodge #1201 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks again was very proud and honored to be part of the American Legion’s Community Memorial Day Service and the Boy Scout’s Flag Retirement Ceremony, melding our Flag Day...

 

Letter to the editor - Need to fix net-metering imbalance

Dear editor, I am a NorthWestern Energy employee and also a net-metering customer of the company. I bought a home that has rooftop solar installed. I am very interested in the proposal for a new customer class made by my employer to the Montana...

 

Letter to the Editor - Come to library Blast Off carnival

Editor, We at the Havre-Hill County Library invite and encourage everyone to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories. We are getting things started Wednesday, June 12, with a Blast off Carnival in the library...

 

Letter to the Editor - Continue fight for Amtrak and four-lane Highway 2

Editor, Yes! Bob Sivertsen, please continue to fight for Amtrak and the four-lane highway. I care! Come on, Hill County, Havre and the Hi-Line towns of north-central Montana. Raise your voices loud and clear to be heard that we do need Amtrak. Call...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you for my birthday celebration

Editor, Thank you to my nieces Lila Redding, Karen Cahill, Kristie Rhodes and Kellie Cahill hosting a 90th birthday celebration in my home. All of the birthday cards, flowers and friends who came are sincerely appreciated. Evelyn Wanke...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for helping the mission of ODAMP

Dear Editor, I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to write a few words to express my gratitude to all those who in one way or another supported the mission of the Montana State University-Northern Office of Diversity Awareness and...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you

Editor, On Saturday, May 11, the Friends of the Clack Museum hosted the Fourth Annual Historic Tea — “Family Legacies.” The funds raised were donated to the New Havre History Center’s building projects. On behalf of the H. Earl Clack...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for special graduation ceremony

Editor, When my son, Drew, began his senior year out at Havre High, I always knew he would not be able to participate in the actual graduation ceremony with his classmates because of his autism. I got him a cap and gown hoping that he could somehow...

 

Letter to the Editor - It's our park, get involved!

Editor, Grazing and haying are commercial uses in our Beaver Creek Park that have substantial impacts on the economic and ecological circumstances of the park and should be of interest and concern to the citizens of Hill County that own the park. A...

 

Letter to the Editor - SB 239 is bad policy

Editor There’s been a recent push in the editorial pages urging the governor to sign Senate Bill 239, which would grant a tax holiday to companies who provide internet service. As a legislator, I opposed this bill because the industry consistently...

 

Letter to the Editor - Celebrate a real gift of life for Mother's Day

Mothers are a gift of life. Many women of the 19th century believed they had a responsibility to care for the casualties of society. For example, organized women in the Appalachians improved sanitation. In 1858 Anna Jarvis encouraged women of both...

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana should care for all citizens

Editor, What Montana’s 2019 66th Legislative Session failed to pass House Bill 274. Astounded that the political leadership of the “Big Sky” state chose not to supply funding to extend educational opportunity for special needs students after...

 

Letter to the Editor - New resource offered to stuttering community

Dear Editor: I’d like to ask your readers: Do you stutter? Do you know someone who does? Most people do. More than three million Americans and 70 million people across the globe stutter, but sadly it is still quite misunderstood. Help us change...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to all involved in Women's Expo

Dear Editor, The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank everyone involved in the Women’s Expo that was held this weekend. Saturday was a great success with 300-plus attendees browsing the 60-plus booths. Sunday’s weather hampered the even...

 

Letter to the Editor - Keep rules on stopping predatory lending

Editor, Whenever people complain about politics, I want to ask them “When was the last time you directly tried to change things?” American democracy, after all, depends on citizens getting involved and letting their leaders know what they want....

 

Letter to the Editor - Cottonwood schools hoping to count on 'yes' votes

Editor, Due to decreasing enrollment the Cottonwood School District’s contribution received from federal and state funds will be reduced again for the coming school year. In order to remain open, the school must run a general levy to raise $30,000...

 

Letter to the Editor - Legislature, Bullock should reject SB 331

An open letter to Montana state legislators and Gov. Bullock: As former and current Montana Public Service commissioners, we represented Montanans across this great state in balancing the needs of utilities with the needs of consumers. We took our...

 

Letter to the Editor - Upset about actions in Congress

Editor, I am upset by the cruelty of those in Congress who would allow a born-alive baby to die. But also by those who promise us a “fantastic” health care plan that we will have to wait 20 or more months to see. I would like to suggest they...

 

Letter to the Editor - HHS 'Little Mermaid' worthy of Broadway

Editor, Wow — wow — wow to the Havre High students and directors for the presentation of “Little Mermaid,”  it was excellent in every aspect — music exceptional as was the acting and singing. Try going on Broadway!  A full house every...

 

Letter to the Editor - Remembering a special coach

Dear Editor, First I would like to congratulate this year’s Havre High School Girls Basketball State Champions! Havre has a strong tradition of excellence in sports and I’m proud to be part of the state championship legacy. But part of the Havre...

 

Letter to the Editor - What comes around goes around

Editor, To the person, out at Walmart, who picked up an envelope full of cash: it belonged to an elderly lady on disability. You should have turned it in. You should be ashamed of yourself. What comes around goes around. Susie Webb...

 

Letter to the Editor - Appalled by Tester's vote

An open letter to Sen. Tester: I am appalled and deeply disappointed to learn of your vote against a bill that would provide life-giving care to survivors of abortion. If one were to consider the reality of a newborn left to die — regardless how...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for the success of the library reading program

Editor, The winter reading series at the Havre-Hill County Library was themed with the fascinating subject of birds. Rachel Rawn, library director, planned the theme and organized the books and speakers. The Friends of the Havre-Hill County Library,...

 

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