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 By Tori Thomas    Local    January 29, 2015 

Fundraiser for Hingham student ambassador set for April

A Hingham girl wants to travel to Europe through the People to People ambassador program this summer, however, her family needs help funding her trip. According to the People to People website, http://www.peopletopeople.com, participants choose from... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 29, 2015 

Rocky Boy embezzler found guilty

Theodora Ann Morsette, one of the people indicted in the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation corruption sweep, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday. The jury found her guilty of theft from an Indian tribal government receiving federal grants, theft... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 29, 2015 

Sunchild sentencing rescheduled

Bruce Harold Sunchild, one of the former Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation officials caught in the corruption investigations, was scheduled to receive his sentence today, but that has been moved to March 12. Sunchild pleaded guilty Nov. 10 to a... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 29, 2015 

Cabin, 20 acres a total loss in fire

A fire 6 miles east of Havre Tuesday on Clear Creek Road had both the Havre and Bear Paw Fire Department fighting to extinguish it. About 20 acres and a cabin were engulfed in the flames and it was a total loss, said Josh Bebee, fire chief of Bear...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 28, 2015

Hansen assails Bullock budget during video conference

Gov. Steve Bullock's proposed state budget calls for massive spending increases that are never going to get through the Republican-controlled state Legislature. That’s the opinion of State Sen. Kris Hansen, R-Havre. Speaking to interested... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    January 28, 2015

Havre man accused of burning child

A man accused of burning a child with a lighter pleaded not guilty Jan. 23 in state District Court in Havre. Patrick R. Schroeder, of Havre born in 1991, was officially charged Jan. 14 with one count of assault on a minor. He pleaded not guilty Jan.... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    January 28, 2015

Havre man denies 32 new child sex abuse charges

A man accused of possessing lewd pictures of a 16-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday in state District Court in Havre to 32 charges filed in an amendment to the case. Gary L. Peterson of Havre, born in 1967, is charged with 32 counts of sexual... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    January 27, 2015

June trial set for attempted homicide

The man accused of attempting to kill another Havre man in November is scheduled to go to trial June 24. District Judge Dan Boucher set the date in an omnibus hearing Monday. Douglas Hopf, born in... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 27, 2015

City eyes 20-year plan for streets, sidewalks

Havre officials are looking at a 20-year, $30 million project to renovate city streets and storm sewers. Council members say the money is not all that is needed, but it will stave off some of the problems they see coming with the city’s aging infra...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 27, 2015

Skiing the nation ... and Bear Paw

A Hi-Line native who has taken on the task of skiing every ski mountain in North America recently stopped at Bear Paw Ski Bowl to finish his Montana list. John Andrews lives in the Seattle area now, a... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 27, 2015

Fire claims two dogs, kitchen

Firefighters were called to Ike Avenue Monday afternoon to put out a fire that took the lives of two dogs. The call about a fire in a kitchen came to the Havre Fire Department at 12:15 p.m. Monday. Eight firefighters in two engines, along with...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 27, 2015

MAT auditions call for older people

The auditions for “Over the River and Through the Woods” tonight and Wednesday call for older people to play Italian grandparents. Audrey Barger is directing the play and she said that it is a great opportunity for older people who want to try...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 26, 2015

Havre athletic director deemed best in state

The athletic director at Havre High School was recently named one of the best in the state. Dennis Murphy was awarded the 2015 Overall Athletic Director of the Year Award Jan. 18 in Kalispell at the... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    January 26, 2015

Catching the big one at Fresno

The fourth annual Fresno Ice Fishing Derby took place this weekend, and more than 100 participants fished on the Fresno Reservoir for a chance to win awards for the longest fish caught. This event... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 26, 2015

Northern receives $75K for Auto/Diesel

Montana State University-Northern received a donation from NorthWest Farm Credit Services to add to their funds to build the new Automotive/Diesel Technology Building. Friday, Montana President of NorthWest Farm Credit Services Bill Perry and Shaud S...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 26, 2015

Havre street, sidewalk repairs will be costly

Havre City Council members say they realize that city streets, sidewalks and water and sewer lines are seriously in need of repair. But they were amazed at what the cost would be and are doubtful city residents would be willing to pay for all that ne... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 26, 2015

City looks at cutting wastewater plant costs

As late as 1950, the city of Havre dumped only slightly treated sewage into the Milk River. It was inexpensive for the city, and once it was dumped in the river, it became Chinook’s problem. Chinook, for its part, dumped its sewage into the river...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 23, 2015

New fire chief takes his place

The new Havre fire chief, Tim Hedges, was sworn in at the Havre City Council meeting Tuesday, officially replacing outgoing chief Dave Sheppard. Tim Hedges, 53, said he is extremely excited to take... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    January 23, 2015

Lincoln County woman denies elder abuse, theft

The woman accused of embezzling nearly $50,000 in cash and property from an elderly Hi-Line man pleaded not guilty Thursday in state District Court in Havre to charges of elder abuse and theft. Accord... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 22, 2015

City to debate urban chickens

Some Havre residents would like to see the city allow them to raise chickens in their yards. So far, it looks like the city is reluctant to do that. Havre resident Jacob Lorang said he is considering bringing chickens onto his property, but a city... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 22, 2015

Construction boom

The numerous construction projects in the city of Havre and the surrounding area may show hope for forward progress for an area that has experienced some weakening population numbers. The... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    January 22, 2015

Holden excited to get things done

Businesses in Havre have a new advocate helping to lead the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce — Shawn Holden. Holden assumed the role as Chamber president Tuesday at the group’s annual luncheon at the Duck Inn. Holden was born and raised in Havre...

 By John Kelleher    Local    January 22, 2015

Chamber speakers talk up Havre

The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce introduced its new website, and three speakers extolled the virtues of the community at the Chamber's annual luncheon Wednesday. Chamber Executive Director Debbie... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 21, 2015

Vandals bust vehicle windows downtown

Early this morning, several windows were broken out of vehicles parked in downtown Havre. The first incident of vandalism the Havre Police Department responded to, according to a call log from the... Full story

 Local    January 21, 2015

Hedges new fire chief

Tim Hedges has been sworn in as Havre fire chief. City Council unanimously approved Mayor Tim Solomon’s appointment of Hedges at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Hedges replace Dave Sheppard who retired on Jan. 1. Solomon was so anxious to swear...


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