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 Opinion    August 25, 2014

Our View: Hays-Lodge Pole back on the right path

Not long ago, we wrote in this column that the only heroes in the Hays-Lodge Pole school district were the students who kept coming to school every day in hopes of getting an education. The school was in an adult-induced bedlam. In a power struggle,... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    August 25, 2014

The real fight against ALS

There has been a lot of jocularity in recent days because of the national craze of challenging people to have ice cold water poured over their heads as a way of raising funds for the fight against ALS, the dreaded neurological disease. If the craze m... Full story

 
 By Randy Granner    Opinion    August 25, 2014

Thanks to those who helped out during baseball season

As this year's baseball season ends in Havre, I would like to thank all the volunteer coaches who help get us through the months of game and practices. The time commitment is great, and your time invaluable. Without you, nothing would get done and... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 22, 2014

Can't we at least be frenemies

War doesn’t do as much for humanity as it used to. We’re all so angry and ill-tempered it’s tiresome. Where's the unity? After World War I and its exciting sequel World War II, the war franchise seems to have increasingly fizzled as a means to... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, August 22, 2014

Laurel — Bullhook Clinic is now officially open. The successful decade-long effort to get its own building was celebrated with a ceremony that included local, state and national officials. Volunteers, staffers and community leaders who helped out... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 21, 2014

Choices we make and second-guess later

Actually, there is no “we.” I am the one wondering if I lost my last wing nut. I’m down in the dumps, crawling along the bottom of the pit, rolling in slime and garbage. Well, it sort of feels... Full story

 
 By Rich and Susan Franzen    Opinion    August 21, 2014

Two Havreites helped stranded visitors

Editor: A heartfelt thank-you to Paul and Randy for helping Trikers from Iowa. On July 14, we were traveling through Havre on our way to Glacier National Park. We had serious wheel-bearing troubles on our trike and were just glad that we made it...

 
 By Tom Kain    Opinion    August 20, 2014

The positive impact of Coach Samson

I was a member of the Lights football team from 2006-2009. I currently work as a teacher in Helena. I was greatly disappointed when learning that coach Mark Samson was no longer the football coach at Montana State University-Northern. Coach Samson br... Full story

 
 By Frank Peterson    Opinion    August 20, 2014

50 years have passed at 'new' Havre High School

Another school year is just around the corner. Fall activities are beginning, teachers are busy getting rooms and materials ready, parents are getting back-to-school supplies, and students are excited and apprehensive about new classes and/or new... Full story

 
 By Mark Peterson    Opinion    August 19, 2014

Time for Limbaugh to leave

Editor: This past week has been very trying for the Montana State University-Northern community. Coach Mark Samson is a highly respected individual in the state of Montana. When he was told he had to resign or be fired, it cut deep into the many... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 18, 2014

Our View: Klan should crawl back under their rocks

Leaflets extolling the virtues of the United Klans of America landed on front lawns — and, in some cases, appropriately in the gutters — throughout Havre this weekend. “You can sleep well tonight knowing the UKA is awake,” the leaflet... Full story

 
 By Bob Petrino    Opinion    August 18, 2014

Samson didn't deserve such poor treatment at Northern

Mark Samson is a sound football coach and a man of great integrity, a man who always gets along with his players. I can say this because he coached for me when we were winning Frontier Conference championships at Carroll College. In my opinion, he... Full story

 
 By KC York    Opinion    August 18, 2014

FWP wolf stamp plan worthy of support

Montana Fish Wildlife and Park's proposed Wolf Stamp hearing on Aug. 14 was well attended. No matter the stamp name, all wildlife will benefit from education, habitat acquisition, increased game wardens and nonlethal measures to address conflicts... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 14, 2014

Hometown county fair, Anywhere, USA

I attended the Dawson County Fair with my daughter Dee Dee and her family. It was touch and go whether there would even be a Saturday night rodeo. Black clouds had rolled in, covering the sky,... Full story

 
 By Bonnie Jane Bennett    Opinion    August 12, 2014

Appreciates support for Relay for Life team

Thanks to everyone in Havre who helped me raise $3,441 for Relay for Life this year. Thanks to the businesses that helped me make a raffle basket to raise funds for the American Legion Liberty Bells Relay For Life Team. This will be my last year as... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 11, 2014

Our View: Justice should trump mercy in Rocky Boy sentencings

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris will this week begin imposing sentences to defendants in the ongoing Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation scandal. He faces many difficult decisions as he balances compassion for the criminals vs. justice for the... Full story

 
 By Milton Madsen    Opinion    August 11, 2014

Thoughts on fireworks, Great Northern Fair

Now that the noise of the Fourth of July is over and the fair is done, I have these comments to make. Havre City Council, without any consideration for our feelings, allowed fireworks to be set off inside the city limits. The first year of that ordin... Full story

 
 By Doug Marden    Opinion    August 11, 2014

Charter has meant trouble for customers

Ever since Bresnan Communications was taken over by Charter, it has been nothing but trouble. My service was out Sunday and Monday, and I called the 800 number and their answer was: "We are working on it." My service has been out at least once a... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 8, 2014

Ideal vs. real: Cage match

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, or what we call just another day here in Pamville. What I intend to do when the Internet goes down: read a book, get ahead on writing assignments. What I get done: watch a DVD, doodle in my notepad,... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 8, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, August 8, 2014

Laurel — Organizers of the Rocky Boy powwow did a great job of combining entertainment with an excellent lesson in Native history. All parts of the powwow turned out to be popular with locals and the many thousands of visitors that came to the... Full story

 
 By Lori Roberts    Opinion    August 7, 2014

Library summer program was a success

The Havre-Hill County Library Summer Reading Program was a smashing success. We want to say thank you to our generous donors: Creative Leisure, Dairy Queen, Radio Shack, Carol Pleninger, Chris Comp, Mark Peterson, Jason Barkus, James Dahl, Tim Solomo... Full story

 
 By Travis Kavulla    Opinion    August 4, 2014

Thanks to public for following PSC debates

I'm writing to thank the public and the press for following the Public Service Commission's nine-day-long hearing on NorthWestern Energy's proposed acquisition of a dozen dams. The PSC expects to... Full story

 
 By Virginia Seigel    Opinion    August 4, 2014

Cast of 'Sympathy Jones' was a treat to watch

The best $10 bucks I've spent all summer was for the tickets to "Sympathy Jones: The New Secret Agent Musical," directed by Audrey Barger and Angela Pratt. It was wonderfully cast and performed by a tremendously talented group of Havre's youth.... Full story

 
 By Lois Leeds    Opinion    August 4, 2014

What happened to 4-H fair coverage?

I have always enjoyed the local Hill County fair, now known as the Great Northern Fair, especially when I was a child and involved in 4-H. Now that I am grown up, I still enjoy watching my nieces and nephews with their 4-H projects. This is why I am... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 1, 2014

Yes, that is so super cool

We’ve all met those people, those cool people who are so super cool that they don’t even know that they’re cool or that you are a changed person just by having met them. Should you ever have the opportunity, or whatever, to meet me, you will... Full story

 

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