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 By John Kelleher    Local    May 29, 2015 

Train shot at, BNSF offers reward

Shots were fired at a westbound BNSF Railway train east of Chinook early Saturday morning, and the company is offering a $2,500 reward for information. No one was injured, but the train was forced to stop. There was damage to the train, said BNSF...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 29, 2015 

Bear Paw offers loans, services to businesses

Northern Montanans who want to start or expand a business may be eligible for help under a program operated by Bear Paw Development Corp. Bear Paw, a Havre-based nonprofit development corporation, has funds available to lend at favorable terms and...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 28, 2015

City launches fight against blight

The city of Havre is starting an effort to fight the spread of blight. Civic and business leaders met with City’ Council’s Ordinance Committee Wednesday night to figure out the best way eradicate deteriorating apartment buildings and, in some...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 28, 2015

'Today' show looks at Havre Historic Post Office

The Today Show will be in Havre June 26 in preparation for a story on Havre Historic Post Office. Dr. Marc Whitacre, who with his wife, Dr. Erica Farmer, rehabilitated the deteriorating building, got a phone call at work from producers at the show...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 28, 2015

Montana jobless rate is down

Montana’s jobless rate dropped to 4.0 percent in April, the lowest since September 2007. The Treasure State’s jobless rate in March was 4.2 percent, according to statistics released by the Montana Department of Labor. The United States jobless...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 28, 2015

Help sought for Fourth of July

The traditional Fourth of July Festivities will again be held this year, but organizer Vince Woodwick hopes he can attract some people to take over the project. The festivities were started 14 years...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 27, 2015

Dems vow fight for Bullock, against dark money

Democrats are already mounting an all-out offensive to win state and local elections in 2016. Nancy Keenan, the Montana Democratic Party's executive director, was in Havre Tuesday night for a Hill...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 26, 2015

Havre High Seniors Graduate

Cheers and hugs dominated the scene at Havre High School Sunday as the graduates walked out of the front door, ending the graduation procession and their high school careers. "I'm so proud of you," on...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 26, 2015

Chinook Class of 2015 prepares to face the future

Every generation has been criticized by previous generations, but they all produce excellent people who help society. That's what Laura Kellam told graduates of Chinook High School on Sunday...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 26, 2015

Tears, cheers abound at Box Elder 2015 graduation

Alicia Wolf Child handed her mother a flower and the two embraced. and a few tears were shed. That took place during a traditional part of the Box Elder High School graduation ceremonies. Graduating...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Salutes

Six-year-old Chazlie Cripps went from person to person at the Hill County Courthouse Monday, selling people red poppies. He was a good salesman. He usually got money long before having to ask for it....

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 21, 2015

Women tell of coping with mental illness

Marie Jackson had a rough childhood. She had an alcoholic father and was sexually abused by a farmhand. She enjoyed spending time with the pollywogs on the pond, but didn’t interact well with people. Jackson overcame her childhood problems to make...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

Three honored for their efforts in preservation

Three Havre residents were honored Monday night for their efforts to keep Havre's history alive and vibrant. The Havre-Hill County Preservation Commission honored Drs. Marc Whitacre and Erica Farmer...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

New Havre police chief will come from ranks

Havre Mayor Tim Solomon says he will pick the new police chief from within the ranks of the department. The mayor said he has asked for applications from qualified officers from within the department. Officers have until June 5 to submit...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

Walking for Williams Syndrome

Keeley Wilson has had rough times during her life as she deals with the effects of Williams Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects people from birth. But she sure enjoyed herself last spring when Havre held its first walk against the disease. The...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

Gov't. review commission sets timetable

Members of the Havre Study Commission, which is reviewing possible changes in the city’s form of government, will soon start interviewing city department heads to get their thoughts. Commissioners Monday night went over ideas for questions of the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

Sewage rates increased, reluctantly

Havre City Council Tuesday, almost apologetically, approved a 40 percent increase in sewer rates. The money will go toward funding a $9.6 million addition to the city’s wastewater treatment facility in North Havre. The improvements were mandated...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 14, 2015

BLM urged to keep Hi-Line land in natural state

A group of sportsmen, backpackers and conservationists are urging the federal Bureau of Land Management to take another look at its plan for the future of public lands along the Hi-Line. Speaking with reporters Wednesday morning, members of the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 14, 2015

Chinook Guard armory closing

The Montana Army National Guard facility in Chinook will be closed. The facility for years served as an armory and a field maintenance shop, said Lt. Ryan Finnegan of the MANG headquarters in Helena. But the building hasn’t been used as an armory...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 11, 2015

Dutch woman seeks relatives of deceased WWII soldiers

Lili Pasteur is a woman on a mission. The retired physical therapist from The Netherlands wants to pay special tribute to the Americans — especially the Montanas — who freed her country from the Nazis in World War II. And she wants to spread the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 8, 2015

Postal carriers food drive is Saturday

The Havre Food Bank will be getting a healthy donation of food for its shelves Saturday thanks to the generosity of Havre residents and the hard work of area postal carriers. People are asked to leave their donations of nonperishable food in bags at...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 7, 2015

Talent to perform Saturday to help Salvation Army

Some of the finest talent on the Hi-Line will be featured at the annual benefit concert for the Salvation Army. The show will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Havre High School. The annual event is always fun to put on, said Trina Crawford, the director of the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 6, 2015

Havre police union, city reach deal on contract

The city of Havre and the union representing police officers have come to terms on a labor contract — just before it is set to expire. The 2014-15 contract was approved unanimously by City Council Monday night. Mayor Tim Solomon said it calls for...

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    May 4, 2015

Meyers' Capitol experience

G. Bruce Meyers said he was exhilarated and terrified when he took his seat in the Montana House. At 66, this political newcomer is the most unlikely of state lawmakers. A Native American Republican with no political experience, he was elected from...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 4, 2015

Havre Public Schools salutes senior citizens

Havre High School student Marcee Murphy sang a solo, "6-foot-2," as the last performance at the Havre Public Schools Salute to Senior Citizens Sunday afternoon. It had the refrain, "I don't care what...

 

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