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 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 23, 2014 

Jaycees want Saturday for demo derby next year

After a successful run for the Jaycees demolition derby run each year at the Great Northern Fair — including the addition of a new race — the service group is wanting to move to a more prime-time day. “We want to know if we could have …...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 23, 2014 

Court sends Ghostbear back for felony rape sentencing

A man sentenced for a misdemeanor after a jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl who was visiting him in a homeless shelter is coming back to Havre to face a different sentence. Edward Harold Ghostbear, born in 1977, was... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 23, 2014 

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Officers arrested a suspect in connection to the armed robbery of a Havre pharmacy Monday. Arlene Dawn Morsette, 30, has been arrested in connection to the robbery on charges of armed robbery, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 23, 2014 

'Sympathy Jones' takes the stage Thursday

The youth production of the local acting troupe is bringing a musical-mystery-suspense thriller to Havre starting this week with its production of "Sympathy Jones: The new secret agent musical." The M... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 23, 2014 

Redskins Foundation buys playground for Rocky Boy

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation is getting a new playground for free to place on the reservation as part of a series of projects made possible by the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 22, 2014

Police search for woman in pharmacy armed robbery

A Havre drugstore was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon, and police are still looking for the suspect. Employees at the Western Drug store on 5th Avenue were held at gunpoint by a woman who is said... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 22, 2014

Stidham not guilty plea denied

A Havre judge Monday ruled against a Havre woman’s request to back out of a plea agreement. Cindy Stidham, born in 1966, had moved to change her plea of no contest to an assault charge stemming from threatening her husband with his own gun, and... Full story

 By Eric Seidle    Local    July 22, 2014

Sheppards featured as Yard of the Week

As with many of the Yards of the Week, the yard of Jenne and Bobby Sheppard has a well-manicured lawn and colorful flowers, but there is more than meets the eye at the 6th Avenue house. A collection... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 21, 2014

Wildfires clouding air quality

Wildland fires two states away and in another country have been impacting weather in north-central Montana, with a local sanitarian warning people to be careful about the smoke in the air. “The biggest thing is, anybody who has lung problems is... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 21, 2014

4-H Queen crowned at fair

The 2014 4-H Queen was crowned at the Hill County Fair Thursday. Rinnah Kinsella, 16, was crowned as 4-H Queen in the Bigger Better Barn after the 4-H competition were wrapped up. Kinsella has been... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 21, 2014

Triangle jumps into smartphone market

Telephone cooperatives were designed to provide service to underserved rural areas the big companies weren't interested in. Today, some are taking on the big boys in providing Internet services and sm...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 21, 2014

Charter customers see Internet, cable, phone outages

For around four and a half hours Sunday, those using Charter Communications' services experienced a loss of secure connection. The problems began again around 10 a.m. this morning, despite work crews’ efforts to remedy the issue. Brian Anderson of...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 21, 2014

Farmer hits pole Saturday and takes out Hi-Line power

A farming accident took out power for 60 miles of the Hi-Line Saturday, although a power company representative said it was repaired quickly. Butch Larcombe of NorthWestern Energy said power went out from about Chester to the Fort Assinniboine area...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 18, 2014

Bullhook clinic to open Monday

The latest phase of a project 10 years in the making is coming to fruition, with the new Bullhook Community Health Center facility across from Havre City Hall on the 500 Block of 3rd Street opening... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 18, 2014

Lady Houdini escapes in Havre

Kristen Johnson has been traveling across the nation putting on her show for many years and is performing it at the Great Northern Fair until Saturday evening. Kevin Ridgeway, her presenter at her sho... Full story

 Local    July 18, 2014

Drug/DUI courts celebrate graduates

The Hill County Drug and DUI courts held a celebration of a major milestone Thursday following court: the first graduation of their participants. Josh Kaupang and JonAnn Roastingstick both graduated from the program, with congratulations and thanks...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 18, 2014

Miss Great Northern Rodeo 2014 crowned

The Miss Great Northern Rodeo Pageant crowned Sheridan O'Neil as the 2014 queen of the fair. The pageant saw two contestants this year: O'Neil and Rachel Bartlett. The two contestants went through a...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 17, 2014

Turning Highway 2 into 'Super 2'

Planning is moving forward on upgrading the next section of U.S. Highway 2 to a “Super 2” configuration with passing and turning lanes, with the Montana Department of Transportation looking for comments on the proposal. The project would upgrade... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 17, 2014

Pig wrestling at Great Northern Fair

(Havre Daily News reporter John Paul Schmidt involved himself in participatory journalism Wednesday night. He organized a Havre Daily News team to take part in the annual pig wrestling contest, bamboo... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    July 16, 2014

Templeton denies harassment

HELENA - The final day of the Randy Bachmeier v. Montana State University-Northern hearing wrapped up Tuesday with former provost Rosalyn Templeton's testimony. Bachmeier alleges sexual harassment... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 16, 2014

Pig kissing raises $1,100 in library fundraiser

Four lucky local officials had a special romantic occasion Tuesday after votes in a fundraiser were declared a virtual tie and the potbelly pig Daisy II got a kiss from each. The candidates all put...

 By John Kelleher    Local    July 16, 2014

Great Northern Fair underway, pig wrestling tonight

The Great Northern Fair gets fully underway today. One of the highlights will be the pig-wrestling contest. Several teams, including the Havre Daily News' Razorback Wranglers team, headed by captain...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 16, 2014

Rape defendant misses first court date

A Plentywood man still has a warrant out on his arrest on $50,000 bond after law enforcement were unable to find him to bring him to his first appearance on a charge of rape. Kevin J. Kavon was charged May 20 with sexual intercourse without consent.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 15, 2014

Great Northern Fair opens tomorrow

While some activities have started in the background for most, the 2014 Great Northern Fair will start firing on all cylinders Wednesday. Hill County 4-H’ers have been registering, setting up and doing interviews and the 4-H exhibit building was...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 15, 2014

Big Sandy benefits moving forward

Connected projects to build a new library in Big Sandy and to help an injured local rancher - who had been helping with the library effort - are moving forward with community support. More than 40... Full story


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