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 By John Kelleher    Local    October 23, 2014

Tribal council alleges St. Marks' wrongdoing

Ken St. Marks, the suspended Chippewa Cree tribal chair, was removed from office for several reasons including that he spent $40,000 on a Cadillac Escalade without proper authorization and then used the vehicle for personal use. That’s according...

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 21, 2014

Council does business in record time, starts search for new Ward 1 rep

Havre City Council, known for its sparse agendas, outdid itself Monday night. There was but one item on the agenda. The one item was formal declaration that there was a vacant council seat from the 1st Ward, where Bonnie Parenteau had announced she... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 20, 2014

Balyeat: Obamacare a 'bad deal'

When people could purchase insurance on the open market, they could rest assured that for a fair price they would get reasonable protection if they got sick or injured. “It was a square deal,”said Joe Balyeat, a former Montana lawmaker, a... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 16, 2014

Town Pump to match food bank donations

At a time of the year when additional food is most needed, Town Pump Foundation will match donations to the Havre Food Bank up to $7,500. It is part of the foundation's $500,000 in matching funds offered to food banks throughout their service area.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 14, 2014

Havre Daily reporter wins award

Havre Daily News reporter Tim Leeds has won a third-place prize in the investigative journalism award from the Inland Press Association, a national organization of newspapers. The prize was for his... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 13, 2014

Appreciation festival set for Sunday

The Havre community and Montana State University-Northern have been closely linked since long before the college opened its doors, said Havre resident Lynn Hamilton. “Havre is dependent on Northern, and Northern is dependent on Havre,” said... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 7, 2014

Buckle-up signs to be hung in area

The city of Havre will be placing throughout the city signs urging people to buckle up their seat belts. The HELP Committee received a grant to purchase 40 signs that advocate seat belt use. They will be placed at various spots in Hill, Liberty,... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    October 6, 2014

Parenteau resigns from city council

Havre City Councilwoman Bonnie Parenteau is resigning her seat to move to Helena. She will announce her plans at tonight’s City Council meeting. She said leaving her hometown will be difficult, but, she said, she and her husband, Joe, are moving fo... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    September 26, 2014

Phillip home named Yard of the Week

The yard of Joe Phillip at 516 3rd St. was chosen as the Yard of the Week by the Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club. "It is a very unique and interesting property, giving one the feeling of a little... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    September 25, 2014

56 file for open Rocky Boy seats

There is no shortage of interest in the four tribal council seats on the ballot in Rocky Boy’s fall elections. Fifty-six people filed for the seats on the Chippewa Cree Business Committee. The Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation’s primary election... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    September 22, 2014

It's sad to imagine Havre without Bonnie

The heart of Havre died last week. Bonnie Bennett was a shining example of what makes Havre so special. She had a heart of gold and was a first-class character to boot. There was hardly a special event in the city that Bonnie was not at — usually... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    September 22, 2014

Bennett, endless volunteer, dies at 62

A pall descended over Havre this weekend as word got out that Bonnie Bennett, 62, who epitomized Havre volunteerism, had died. "I feel God was good to me in letting Bonnie come into my life," said... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    September 5, 2014

Democrat senate hopeful to speak in Havre

U.S. Senate hopeful Amanda Curtis will be in Havre Monday morning to listen to the public and make her case for her candidacy. She is looking especially at talking to area business people and students, said Brenda Skornogoski, Hill County Democratic...

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 25, 2014

New direction for Hays-Lodge Pole

HAYS - Two years ago, Hays-Lodge Pole Public Schools were wracked with tumult and dissention. Saturday, community members were at the school with teachers and school officials, taking part in an... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    August 25, 2014

The real fight against ALS

There has been a lot of jocularity in recent days because of the national craze of challenging people to have ice cold water poured over their heads as a way of raising funds for the fight against ALS, the dreaded neurological disease. If the craze m... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 22, 2014

People get wet for a good cause

People along the Hi-Line have had a good time this month challenging friends to pour ice-cold water over their heads as a way of raising funds for the ALS Association. People have found the whole proc... Full story

 By John Kelleher and John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 18, 2014

Klan leaflets infuriate Havre

Toni The Boy walked on to her front lawn on Havre's east side Saturday to find what she thought was a piece of trash - a plastic ziplock bag with a paper inside. She threw it out. Then she found a... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 15, 2014

Optimistic GOP opens Havre headquarters

Hill County Republicans geared up for the November election with a grand opening of their new headquarters at 673 1st St., Thursday night. Republicans dined on hot dogs, hamburgers and a host of...

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 13, 2014

Rocky Boy resident named to state panel

Richard Sangrey, chief of staff for the Chippewa Cree Tribe at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, has been named to the Montana Tribal Economic Development commission. Gov. Steve Bullock announced the appointment Tuesday. The panel oversees efforts...

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 13, 2014

New hope for MIAs

Skip Hetterscheidt stood by his motorcycle in front of the Great Northern Inn Tuesday afternoon. Hetterscheidt couldn't help but think of his high school friend Bob Gage who was kidnapped July 3,...

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    August 13, 2014

Samson resigns as Northern football coach

Samson resigns as Northern football coach Montana State University-Northern's head football coach Mark Samson has resigned. The resignation was announced in a press release from the college administration Wednesday night. There was no indication in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 11, 2014

The long trip home

UPDATE: A group of about 40-50 Canadian Patriot Guards will be accompanying Pfc. Gordon's remains from the Emporium at roughly 2 p.m. They will go over the viaduct and to to Wild Horse. Lawrence R.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    August 8, 2014

After 70 years, soldier's body returns home

UPDATE: The hearse carrying Pfc. Gordon's remains will be in Chinook at about noon today, while the hearse will arrive in Havre at about 3 p.m., en route to Wild Horse, U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence Gordon... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 4, 2014

Lewis touts biodiesel in Havre visit

Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis was in Hill County Friday, touring biotech facilities at Montana State University-Northern, touting his new energy and agriculture policies and then attending the powwow at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    August 1, 2014

National Night Out to foster better relations

People will be able to have a free barbecue meal, see a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter, win a raffle for a gun and help Havre Police officers solve a mock crime. This and much more will take place at...


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