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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 17, 2014 

Leadership Montana in Havre

Leadership Montana began its tour around Montana communities in Havre this year and will spend three days learning about the businesses in the area. Chantel Schieffer, the executive director of... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 17, 2014 

Hi-Line Living: Small towns in focus: Rudyard

The small Montana town of Rudyard sits on the Hi-Line and has a colorful, varied history. Rudyard sits 40 miles west of Havre on U.S. Highway 2 and has a population of 275, according to the 2010... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 17, 2014 

Northern student to be recognized at Saturday's game for volunteerism

A Montana State University-Northern student will be named “Volunteer of the Game” during the home football game Saturday. Joseph Vernon will receive the recognition for his work in revitalizing the university’s recycling program. Vernon is the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 14, 2014

Havre High student loss continues

Havre High School’s headcount of students has been dwindling for years and saw another drop this school year. “It’s just a trend we’ve been seeing,” said Andy Carlson. The elementary... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 10, 2014

Bachmeier wants $250K in damages

Randy Bachmeier, dean of extended studies at Montana State University-Northern, is asking for $250,000 in damages because he says his life was made a "living hell" because of sexual harassment by then-Provost Rosalyn Templeton. But Northern’s... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 10, 2014

Hi-Line Living: Kids and Compasses

Sunnyside Intermediate School students were bused to Beaver Creek Park to take part in hikes and learn how to read compasses Tuesday. The field trip to the park near the Jaycees Campground was part...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 8, 2014

Top eight contest for Rocky Boy council

The results of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation vote for eight candidates to vie for the four tribal council seats are in. The eight out of 54 candidates, in descending order of number of votes, are: • Harlan Gopher Baker, with 268 votes •...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 7, 2014

Gary and Leo's wins top business award

A Havre and a Big Sandy business won awards for their success out of all other Montana towns' submissions. Gary and Leo's Fresh Foods won the 2014 Family Business Day award. It will be presented at... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 3, 2014

Varying views at forum: House District 28

The candidates for House District 28, Republican Stephanie Hess and Democrat Janet Trethewey answered questions at the forum for state Legislature candidates. Trethewey said she grew up in Hingham and chose to return to the Hi-Line after going to... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 3, 2014

Varying views at forum: House District 32

At the public debate Thursday at Havre High School, House District 32 state Legislature incumbent Democrat Clarena Brockie and Republican candidate Gilbert Bruce Meyers answered questions created by Havreites and Hi-Liners. House District 32... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 3, 2014

The grace of stained glass

Autumn Elliot has been working on the windows of the Messiah Lutheran Church on 5th Avenue since June. The eight windows she is creating will replace the eight windows in the main hall of the church.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 2, 2014

Antique tractor collection to be sold

Stu McIntosh is an avid antique tractor collector, but because he has had trouble working on them, he is selling his 26-piece collection. In Big Sandy, Oct. 18, McIntosh's tractors that have... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 2, 2014

Homecoming celebrations continue

Tonight, there will be a bonfire at the Great Northern Fairgrounds, which is yet another Havre High School homecoming tradition being revived this year. “They’re just trying to get the school spirit back at Havre High and let the kids have... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 1, 2014

Crowning Blue Pony Royalty

Wyatt Lindbloom and Shania Carlson were named 2014 Homecoming King and Queen this morning at the coronation in the Havre High School auditorium. The class representatives were introduced first,... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    October 1, 2014

VanDyke campaigns for high court

Lawrence VanDyke has never run for office or been involved in partisan politics except for a contribution to his friend Tim Fox’ campaign for Montana attorney general. Now he finds himself in a statewide race for a seat on the Montana Supreme... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 30, 2014

Northern enrollment dips, accounted for

The headcount and full-time equivalent ratios are a little down this year at Montana State University-Northern as compared to last year's numbers. One FTE unit would be one student going to Northern... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 30, 2014

St. Jude Thaddeus revives history

Some of the boarded-up windows in the St. Jude Thaddeus School's historical building are being replaced. The BNSF Railway Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to the school in the summer of 2013,... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 29, 2014

Sugarbeet Festival

The 10th Annual Chinook Sugarbeet Festival saw a little bit of rain over the weekend, but people still lined the streets to watch the parade Saturday. Montana Actors' Theatre, FFA and political... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 26, 2014

Hi-Line Living: Native American Week

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and Montana State University-Northern have been celebrating Native American culture with various events as part of Native American week. In Rocky Boy, the community was... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 26, 2014

Havre PD awarded $125K grant

The Havre Police Department has been awarded $125,000 to hire or retain police personnel through a grant also given to three other communities. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh announced Thursday that the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, the Butte... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 25, 2014

Community nonprofit talks money

The Hill County Community Foundation met with its umbrella organization, the Montana Community Foundation, Wednesday to talk about methods for raising funds for the community. Chair of the HCCF Pam Veis was newly appointed to the position of the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 24, 2014

Hello Walk painted for Northern homecoming

To kick off homecoming week at Montana State University-Northern, many organizations and clubs painted a step on the "Hello Walk" Tuesday. The repainting of the Hello Walk is a tradition at the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 24, 2014

School board to decide on Mat Corner, renovation penalties

At a special Havre District School Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday afternoon, the trustees discussed the choices they will have to make regarding the Mat Corner and whether or not to charge a penalty to the contractors in charge of the renovations... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 23, 2014

Native American Week festivities in full swing

Native American Week festivities began Monday with the raising of a teepee at Montana State University-Northern and the diabetes walk at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. Joseph Cochran of the Blood Ind... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 22, 2014

Festival Days Parade brings thousands

The Havre Festival Days parade brought flocks of people to 5th Avenue Saturday. Many organizations, businesses and individuals took part in the parade. Bullhook Blossom Club, Northern Montana... Full story


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