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Articles from the May 23, 2014 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 23, 2014

Chinook issues boil order on water

While the water distribution system is repaired in Chinook, the city has issued a boil order until further notice while samples of the water are tested. The city issued a boil order Thursday afternoon due to the chance of disease-causing organisms... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 23, 2014

Regents OK pay raise for Northern faculty

The Montana University System Board of Regents will conclude its three-day meeting at Montana State University-Northern today. Regents met for executive session to talk of personnel issues Wednesday,...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 23, 2014

Hi-Line to hold Memorial Day observances

Traditional Memorial Day observances will be held in Havre at 11 a.m. Monday on the west lawn of the Hill County Courthouse. Jed Damson, one of the organizers, said Thomas Baty, a Havre High School... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 23, 2014

Adams, Driscoll coming to Havre Dems fundraiser

Some federal-level candidates will join local candidates in Havre next week during a Democratic fundraiser. U.S. Senate candidate Dirk Adams and U.S. House candidate John Driscoll are expected to attend the burger feed, which starts Tuesday at 6...

 
 By Eric Seidle    Local    May 23, 2014

Quick Pic: Rocky Boy Elementary students tour museum

Lindsay Brown, admissions specialist, gives first-graders from Rocky Boy Elementry School a tour of the new Louis and Antoinette Hagener Museum of the Northern Montana Plains Indian Thursday. Susan... Full story

 
 Obituaries    May 23, 2014

Verna Farnik

Verna Farnik died May 10, 2014. Mrs. Farnik was born Jan. 22, 1916, on a farm near Coalridge, Montana, to John and Inga Johnson. During World War II, she worked at the Swan Island Shipyards in... Full story

 
 Obituaries    May 23, 2014

Alice Darby

Alice Darby, born in Havre, Montana, in 1918, passed away peacefully May 15, 2014, in Prescott, Arizona. She is survived by daughter, Elaine McKenzie; and son, Jerry Hickethier. She was preceded in... Full story

 
 Obituaries    May 23, 2014

Margaret Gorder

Margaret Gorder of Havre passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Benefis Medical Center in Great Falls.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. A full obituary will follow.... Full story

 
 Opinion    May 23, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, May 23, 2014

Dart — Chinook residents are living without water this week because aging infrastructure caused a water main break. Chinook isn’t the only Hi-Line municipality that has water and sewer lines that are in poor repair. Many other communities have ti... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 23, 2014

It's a mindset thing

I have outdone myself this week and turned from being simply old to being old-old. Birthdays come and go and we get older with more or less grace and certainly without any effort on our part because... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 23, 2014

Blue Pony girls ready to run at home

Now that the postseason is getting underway, it is time for the Havre High girls track and field team to see what they can accomplish after some much-needed rest. Late in the season the Central A... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 23, 2014

Havre boys look to grab a Central A trophy

It is always tough to compete with the best track programs in the conference when a team doesn't quite have the same numbers and depth. But the Havre High boys track and field team has produced some... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    May 23, 2014

Celebrating History: Women meet, saloon owners missing

This is the 20th installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory, signed into existence by President Abraham Lincoln. The Havre Plaindealer's May 23, 1914, issue had...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 23, 2014

Motocross brings riders to Havre

The Lohman Motorsports Complex brought motorcycle and ATV riders to the Hi-Line to take on the area's track Sunday. The riders competed in a variety of events to earn points for Sunday's competition...

 
 State News    May 23, 2014

Montana VA ranks near bottom for wait times

MISSOULA (AP) — In a recent review, the Department of Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System ranked higher in patient satisfaction and call responsiveness but came in near the bottom for patient wait times, employee satisfaction and nurse... Full story

 
 State News    May 23, 2014

Blackfeet consultant convicted for kickbacks

GREAT FALLS (AP) — A federal jury convicted a consultant for the Blackfeet Indian tribe of more than two dozen charges after prosecutors said he provided kickbacks to tribal leaders in a scheme to defraud a $9.3 million mental health program. U.S.... Full story

 
 Sports    May 23, 2014

Havre's Miller, Chinook girls capture state tennis titles

The weekend was kind to area players and tennis teams, as both the Havre Blue Ponies and Chinook Sugarbeeters found state tennis success. Friday in Billings, HHS sophomore Jeff Miller captured the Class A boys singles state championship, beating... Full story

 
 Sports    May 23, 2014

Blue Pony softball team headed to state

For the first time in five seasons, the Havre Blue Ponies will be part of the Class A state softball tournament. Havre secured its place in next week's state tourney with an exciting loser-out win over Lewistown Friday night at the Central A... Full story

 
 State News    May 23, 2014

Montana prison inmate dies of extended illness

HELENA (AP) — A Montana State Prison inmate who died last week had a criminal record that included bank robberies and bombings in New England in the 1970s, a murder in an Arkansas prison in the 1980s and attempted murder and kidnapping in Montana.... Full story

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    State News    May 23, 2014

Tester: fix 'dysfunctional' Indian health

BILLINGS — The chairman of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee says he wants the Obama administration to address the "dysfunction" that is hobbling Native American health care and causing rising dissatisfaction over poor and delayed care on...

 
 State News    May 23, 2014

Billings businessman pledges $1.5M to UM

BILLINGS ---- (AP) — A Billings businessman has signed a $1.5 million bequest to the University of Montana for athletic facility improvements. Jim Hilleboe is a 1967 graduate of UM. University of Montana Assistant Athletic Director for Development... Full story

 
 Obituaries    May 23, 2014

Margaret Gorder

Margaret Gorder, 86, of Havre, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Benefis Medical Center in Great Falls of natural causes.  A visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27,... Full story

 
 State News    May 23, 2014

4 skiers rescued after avalanche

BUTTE (AP) — Four skiers have been rescued after several were caught in an avalanche near Butte in western Montana. A helicopter from Malmstrom Air Force Base lifted the skiers out early Monday morning after ground rescuers couldn't reach them.... Full story