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Council OKs carnival; history award given


John Paul Schmidt

Montana State University-Northern Chancellor James Limbaugh accepts the 2014 Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Award for Trish Limbaugh from Becki Miller of the Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission.

Havre City Council unanimously voted to accept a request from the Hill County Health Department to block off city streets for their fifth annual Lil Shot's Carnival and to hear from the Historic Preservation Commission.

Councilperson Janet Trethewey made a point of saying she thought the carnival was a good idea.

"Montana has a low vaccination rate and this is a good way to get kids vaccinated," Trethewey said.

The Health Department asked if 4th Avenue could be blocked off from 3rd Street to 4th Street from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m June 26.

The carnival will give parents a chance to immunize their children and let children take part in games, art projects and an obstacle course.

The Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission requested to be put on Monday's agenda to give the city an update on what it is doing and to present its 2014 Havre/Hill County Preservation Award.

Becki Miller, of the preservation commission, said May is Historic Preservation Month and they are kickstarting a fundraiser idea called "The Unfinished Tour," for which the commission has invited people to revisit historic Fort Assinniboine.

The award this year was given to Trish Limbaugh of Montana State University-Northern. Trish Limbaugh was unable to make it to Monday's City Council meeting, so her husband MSU-Northern Chancellor James Limbaugh accepted the award in her stead.

Trish Limbaugh played a major role in moving the Louis and Antoinette Hagener Museum into the Vande Bogart Library.


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