Laurel — Savanna Belcourt is a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship contest. She is the only one from the Hi-Line, and we wish her well as she moves forward.
Laurel — The entrance to Montana State University-Northern will be a bit more welcoming as colorful banners will be hanging on poles on 11th and 13th streets. The banners are aimed at making the area look more attractive to incoming students. We hope it does that. We think Northern is a great place, and sometimes we have not been successful convincing incoming students of that fact. But we hope the banners will be one more reminder to the Havre community of Northern’s importance to us.
Laurel —The North Central Montana Transit system has been a success in getting people where they want to go along the Hi-Line. Now, it is succeeding once again. A new line will take people directly from Harlem to Havre, and a twice-weekly trip to Great Falls International Airport will soon be launched. That’s great. We hope someday the Great Falls trip will become a daily journey.
Dart — Montana lawmakers on both sides of the political fence are perturbed that Congress recessed without taking up the pending Farm Bill. This was not the first time Congress has stalked out without finishing important business, but this time it was especially important to Montanans. Montana farmers have no way to plan for the future because of the massive uncertainty caused by Congress.