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 By John Kelleher    Local    July 21, 2014

Triangle jumps into smartphone market

Telephone cooperatives were designed to provide service to underserved rural areas the big companies weren't interested in. Today, some are taking on the big boys in providing Internet services and sm...

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 18, 2014

Hazy conditions reach hazardous levels in much of Montana

Smoke from fires in state of Washington have created unhealthy hazy conditions in several Montana cities, especially those in the western part of the states. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality says that in Missoula, Butte and Hamilton... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 18, 2014

Blackout hits much of Hi-Line

NorthWestern Energy reports that a large area between Chester east to the outskirts of Havre is without power. The company, in a Twitter feed, says that it believes high winds are to blame. Crews are en route.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 16, 2014

Great Northern Fair underway, pig wrestling tonight

The Great Northern Fair gets fully underway today. One of the highlights will be the pig-wrestling contest. Several teams, including the Havre Daily News' Razorback Wranglers team, headed by captain...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 15, 2014

Parkinson's cyclist struck near Kremlin

Steve Quam has traveled across the country on his bicycle three times now, stopping in communities all over trying to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease. As he has traveled on the nation’s highways and byways, he has had some close call... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    June 30, 2014

We truly must be One Montana

A friend in Glasgow tells us somebody he knows has a son “moved away.” He went to Williston, North Dakota. Not that far away actually. His daughter, though, “stayed at home.” She moved to Missoula. Farther away, but, most important, still in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 27, 2014

Mormon youth relive history on three-day trek

Teenagers affiliated with the Church of Latter-day Saints from throughout north-central Montana — including those from Havre, Chinook, Malta and Big Sandy — are on a three-day adventure. The young people will be experiencing what life was like...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 25, 2014

Land buy-back program launched at Fort Belknap

Officials at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation are ready to launch a massive land buy-back program with funds allocated to the reservation under a federal lawsuit. People on the reservation and throughout the United States own small parcels, sometimes...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2014

Power outage planned for Saturday

Hill County Electric Cooperative will have power interrupted to members served by the Havre substation Saturday, while Western Area Power Administration works on the substation. The interruption will begin at 9 a.m. and may last until 7 p.m. HCE...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 23, 2014

Day of Action prompts work, laughter

Eight people were standing at a table in the middle of the hall at Van Orsdel United Methodist church Saturday, packaging food for people in need. "One, two three," the team leader yelled out.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    June 23, 2014

Public has right to know the story

During the last two weeks, the story of an alleged sexual harassment at Montana State University-Northern was brought out in public. The general outline of what happened at Northern is not a surprise. Rumors of the incidents have been spreading in th... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 19, 2014

Help needed during Day of Action

The United Way of Hill County is looking for volunteers who want to have a good time while helping to feed the growing number of county residents who don’t have enough food. Saturday, the United Way will undertake a massive community effort to...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 10, 2014

3 to be inducted into Cowboy Hall

Loren Jenkins of Big Sandy has been a lot of things in his life. He was a member of the Montana Legislature. He was the voice of the Big Sandy Pioneers athletic teams for 20 years. He was a farmer. But he was always a cowboy at heart. His cowboy spir... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 9, 2014

House, Senate candidates to debate

Candidates for the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate will debate during the annual meeting of the Montana Newspaper Association this weekend. The debates will be held at the Library Auditorium at Montana Tech. The debate between Senate candidates,...

 By John Paul Schmidt and John Kelleher    Local    June 9, 2014

Living History offers a look into the past

Living History offered many activities to visitors and residents of Havre Saturday. Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump At the Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump, visitors were offered a discounted rate to take the... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 6, 2014

Living History highlights the lore of Havre

Saturday is the day area historical attractions combine their efforts to show what life was like in the early days of Havre — or, as is the case with the Wahpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump and Fort Assinniboine — before Havre existed. Here is a lineup...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 4, 2014

Havre to review its government

Havre voters in November will elect a three-member commission to review the way the city government operates. Voters approved creation of the commission in Tuesday's primary election. According to the Montana constitution, voters every decade get...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 4, 2014

Community to help Havre woman fight cancer

Terri Healy Frey believes that education is essential for young people. Her three children all graduated from Montana State University-Northern. Most of her relatives also have Northern diplomas. In her job as the Native American adviser at Havre...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 2, 2014

HHS work will start this week

Work will begin later this week on repairs of the lockers room and expansion of the gym facilities at Havre High School. And work on the Sunnyside Intermediate School addition will begin early next week. That’s the word from Havre School...

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 2, 2014

Volunteers fix up historic Faber School

The 109-year-old Faber School at the Hill County Fairgrounds is a treasure trove of area history. It is full of turn-of-the century books, old-fashioned school desks and maps and a furnace that kept s... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    June 2, 2014

Assisted living facility holds open house

Glen Schenavar provided tours to people at Timber Creek Village assisted living facility Saturday, showing prospective residents just what life would be like when the facility opens. The 40,000-square...

 By John Kelleher    Local    May 29, 2014

Family, friends surprise Sue Swan

It had been quite a week for longtime community volunteer Sue Swan. Her family members came from Boston, Georgia and Rocky Boy to help celebrate her 70th birthday last week. And Saturday morning, her...

 By John Kelleher    Local    May 29, 2014

School board OKs deal with para-professionals

The Havre school board has ratified a new contract with the union representing the district paraprofessional employees. The two-year contract calls for a new method of providing salary increases to the employees, who used to be called classroom... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    May 28, 2014

Anti-Hansen leaflet irks Helena conservatives

A campaign flyer sent via mail and Facebook urging voters to “Vote no on Kris Hansen” is creating a stir in Helena. Titled “Montana Families Can’t Trust Kris Hansen,” the leaflet appeared in some Facebook newsfeeds Friday and in mailboxes... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    May 27, 2014

Honoring the war dead

People young and old attended the annual Memorial Day ceremonies on the Hill County Courthouse lawn. Willard Langlois sat in a lawn chair on 3rd Avenue, looking to the podium on the west lawn. He's a... Full story


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