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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 22, 2015 

Rocky Boy council sworn in after half-year wait

The four members of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee who have been waiting to be sworn in while appeals have been going on were finally able to take their seats Thursday. Beau Mitchell, Jody LaMer...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 22, 2015 

Rocky Boy grads move on to the future

The 2015 graduating class of Rocky Boy High School entered the next phase of their lives Thursday. Robert Murie led the ceremony with a prayer after the graduating students entered the gymnasium to...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 22, 2015 

Zinke honors Purkett on floor of Congress for service

A decorated Havre veteran was one of several honored in Congress Wednesday by a member with an impressive military history of his own. Havre veteran Willard "Bill" Purkett, who died in 2000 at age...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 22, 2015 

Daines, Tester work on VA issues

Montana's U.S. senators both pushed for action - one successfully, one not - to change the federal Veterans Affairs Administration, including a successful amendment to allow veterans to use medical...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 22, 2015 

Memorial Day remembrances set in Havre

Les Johnson, the commander for the American Legion in Havre, said that the usual remembrances will be held Monday. Monday, Memorial Day, the ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. on the west side of the Hill County Courthouse. The Boy Scouts of America will...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 21, 2015

Fundraiser set for stab victims

This Saturday, Montana State University-Northern is holding a Fun Run/Walk Benefit and Dinner to raise funds for the three college students who were attacked May 2. Sam Mix, Alicia Schneid and Taylor...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 21, 2015

Saddler arrested in kidnap case

Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, the second suspect of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation kidnapping was arrested. Matthew Joseph Saddler, 31, of Billings was arrested without incident on an outstanding Chouteau County District Court warrant for charges...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 21, 2015

Women tell of coping with mental illness

Marie Jackson had a rough childhood. She had an alcoholic father and was sexually abused by a farmhand. She enjoyed spending time with the pollywogs on the pond, but didn’t interact well with people. Jackson overcame her childhood problems to make...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 21, 2015

New Big Sandy library close to construction

A project years in the making is close to fruition, with the local committee working to build a new branch of the Chouteau County Library in Big Sandy. Marla Ray, member of the local committee, said...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 20, 2015

Commissioners to interview for fair manager

During the fair board meeting Tuesday, many topics were discussed in preparation for the upcoming Great Northern Fair. In addition, members announced that two applications have been turned in for the position of fairgrounds manager, a Hill County...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    May 20, 2015

Bullhook Bottoms black powder shoot set for this weekend

Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club 36th Annual Spring Shoot will be held Memorial Day weekend at Fort Assinniboine southwest of Havre. This event is one of the largest black powder competitions in...

 
 Local    May 20, 2015

House to consider repeal of meat labeling law

Staff and wire report WASHINGTON — A House committee is moving swiftly to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered — a rule pushed in the last decade by the members of Montana’s...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 20, 2015

Fundraiser planned for Northern SkillsUSA trip

Two Montana State University-Northern students are trying to pay their way to Louisville, Kentucky, for the annual SkillsUSA national convention, but find themselves short on funds. Joseph Vernon and Connor Schnicke are organizing a fundraiser,...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 19, 2015

Shane Johnson sentenced to 52 years

Shane Johnson, who was accused and arrested in connection to the shooting of his brother in Havre Nov. 9, was sentenced in state District Court Monday to 52 years in prison. Johnson, born in 1968,...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

Three honored for their efforts in preservation

Three Havre residents were honored Monday night for their efforts to keep Havre's history alive and vibrant. The Havre-Hill County Preservation Commission honored Drs. Marc Whitacre and Erica Farmer...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 19, 2015

Man arrested on Bear Paws kidnapping charge

John Michael Merrill was arrested and charged as a suspect of the kidnapping incident last week where two people were beaten and abandoned near Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Another suspect is at large. He has been identified as Matthew Joseph...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

New Havre police chief will come from ranks

Havre Mayor Tim Solomon says he will pick the new police chief from within the ranks of the department. The mayor said he has asked for applications from qualified officers from within the department. Officers have until June 5 to submit...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

Walking for Williams Syndrome

Keeley Wilson has had rough times during her life as she deals with the effects of Williams Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects people from birth. But she sure enjoyed herself last spring when Havre held its first walk against the disease. The...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

Gov't. review commission sets timetable

Members of the Havre Study Commission, which is reviewing possible changes in the city’s form of government, will soon start interviewing city department heads to get their thoughts. Commissioners Monday night went over ideas for questions of the...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 19, 2015

Havre students raise $6,000 for heart research

Around 80 students participated in Jump Rope for Health and raised more than $6,000 for the American Heart Association. In the jump rope competition portion of the event, young students tried their...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    May 19, 2015

Sewage rates increased, reluctantly

Havre City Council Tuesday, almost apologetically, approved a 40 percent increase in sewer rates. The money will go toward funding a $9.6 million addition to the city’s wastewater treatment facility in North Havre. The improvements were mandated...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 19, 2015

'Dracula' auditions continue today

Auditions for the Montana Actors Theatre youth production of "Dracula" are scheduled to continue today. Many gathered in the Montana State University-Northern Little Theatre Monday to try out for...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 18, 2015

North Star graduates urged to continue to excel

The North Star graduating class of 2015 took their seats Saturday to wrap up their time in secondary education. Flint Rasmussen of Choteau, a former Havre resident and rodeo clown of national renown,...

 
 By Tori Thomas    Local    May 18, 2015

PASS Graduation Matters fundraiser a success

Despite the dreary weather, more than 40 runners gathered at Havre High School Saturday morning for the first Graduation Matters 5K Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by the school's Partners Advocating for Stud...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    May 18, 2015

Harlem High grads step onto stage, into next stage

The 2015 Harlem High School graduating class took their diplomas Sunday like a baton into the next leg of their lives. Rhonda Baker, superintendent of Harlem schools, spoke to the graduating class,...

 

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