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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 27, 2015 

Hi-Line Living: Havre Wrestling Club

In the newly opened wrestling facilities at Havre High School, children were enjoying their first week of practices away from the old Mat Corner. Young children starting at age 5 were running through... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 27, 2015 

Guardians Project honored in D.C.

Michael Horowitz, Department of Justice inspector general, gave the Montana U.S. Attorney’s Office an award for “innovation in cooperation and effective investigation” during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., this week. Carl Rostad of Great Falls... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 27, 2015 

Bear Paw Development features Hi-Line successes

At the annual Bear Paw Development Corp. luncheon, various stories of economic development from north-central Montana were presented. The speakers at the luncheon were all assisted in some way by... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 26, 2015

MAT's 'Grease' hits the stage Friday in Havre

One of the most anticipated shows of the Montana Actors' Theatre season hits the stage Friday. “Grease” will have a myriad of community members, from high schoolers to Northern officials,... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 26, 2015

Johnny Cash walks the Hi-Line

Today is Johnny Cash’s birthday, and perhaps Havre remembers the day the man in black graced a stage in Havre in January 1960. A Havre Daily News article from 1960 announced a concert later that day that would fill the Havre Central gymnasium at... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 26, 2015

Henrys face tax charges

Former Stone Child College president Melody Henry and her husband Frank Henry pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of tax evasion. The Henrys each pleaded not guilty to: • A count of willful failure to file a federal income tax return, which car...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 25, 2015

BNSF to spend $124 million on Montana tracks

BNSF said Tuesday that it will be spending $124 million for rail maintenance and capacity improvement projects in Montana. “This year’s substantial investments in Montana are a clear reflection of how important our operations in the state are to...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 24, 2015

St. Marks impeached again

Monday, after a little over a week of being sworn in as chairman, Ken Blatt St. Marks was handed legal papers Monday with a series of allegations the rest of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee are... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 24, 2015

Wrestling announcer receives HHS Elliott Award

Long-time wrestling announcer Randy Riggin received the Dr. Jim Elliott Memorial Award Saturday at the Havre High School boys basketball game. Havre High School wrestling coach Scott A. Filius... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 23, 2015

Henry found not guilty, other charges pending

The four-day trial of former Stone Child College President Melody Henry ended Friday with a not guilty verdict from the jury. The jury at U.S. District Court in Great Falls began deliberating at 10:24 a.m. and came back at 2:45 p.m. with the... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 20, 2015

Henry trial continues to fourth day

Former Stone Child College president Melody Henry’s jury trial continues today for its fourth day to lead the jury to a decision on whether or not she is guilty of embezzling funds from the tribe. Thursday, the third day of the triial, saw many... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    February 20, 2015

Henry deemed not guilty, still faces other charges

The four-day trial of former Stone Child College President Melody Henry ended Friday with a not guilty verdict from the jury. The jury began deliberating at 10:24 a.m. and came back at 2:45 p.m. with the verdict. Both Melody Henry and her husband... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 20, 2015

Hi-Line Living: Taxi cab confessions

Town Taxi service drivers see a lot of weird things, and they transport a lot of people they would want to meet, as well as the other kind, too. Rocky Arellano has been a taxi driver in Havre for... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 20, 2015

High school students fundraising for D.C. trip

Lindsey Manuel-McInerney, a history teacher at Havre High School, said that she has nine juniors who are trying to raise funds for their trip to Washington, D.C., in April. The students are taking... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 19, 2015

Sheriff: Jail near 'crisis mode'

Hill County officials met Wednesday morning to discuss a pressing issue: the Hill County Detention Center's critical state. "We scheduled this meeting this morning to discuss the issues and concerns... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 19, 2015

HUD gives local tribes $4.5 million for housing

Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is getting more than $3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the department’s allocations to American tribes every year. The Fort Belknap Indian Community is receiving...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 18, 2015

Former Stone Child president begins trial

The embezzlement trial of former Stone Child College President Melody Billy Henry and her husband Frank Henry began Tuesday morning. and it is continuing today. The pretrial conference at the Missouri River Federal Courthouse in Great Falls was held... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 17, 2015

Staffing woes at detention center

The Hill County Detention Center has been experiencing some staffing issues and must now turn away Blaine County inmates. Blaine County Sheriff Glenn Huestis said he and his office will have to move... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 17, 2015

A doggy rescue

After the Havre Fire Department received a 12:45 p.m. Sunday call about a dog stuck in the river, firefighters responded with cold water suits to the area. The German shepherd was seen holding onto a... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 16, 2015

St. Marks sworn in as tribal chair

Friday morning, Ken Blatt St. Marks was sworn in again to his position as chair of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee. St. Marks and Ted Whitford were sworn in at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 13, 2015

MAT's Valentine's dinner entertains with cabaret

Montana Actors’ Theatre is holding its Valentine’s dinner and cabaret at the Historic Post Office Saturday. The event will feature The Electric City Cabaret, a martini bar and dinner. Tickets are $35 per person or $50 for a couple. Cocktails... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 13, 2015

Daines pushing to fund reservation irrigation projects

Sen. Steve Daines is pushing for legislation that would bring funds to many Indian irrigation projects, including on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. The bill would allocate almost $8.4 million to Fort Belknap to help the reservation fund... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 12, 2015

Havre athletic director invited to national award ceremony

Havre High School's athletic director, who recently won the Montana Athletic Director of the Year Award, has been nominated for awards from the national level. Dennis Murphy, who received his award in... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 12, 2015

Fort Belknap man denies involuntary manslaughter

A man charged with involuntary manslaughter pleaded not guilty Monday after being arrested Friday and is now scheduled to go to trial. Sean Milo Stiffarm, 24, is accused of reckless driving that resulted in the death of Janika Louise Doney, 19, on... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    February 12, 2015

Henry pleads not guilty to embezzlement

Correction: An earlier version of this story said Hunter Burns has pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges. He admitted filing false documents. He spent two months in federal prison and four months of home confinement, He is free now. Melody Billy... Full story

 

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