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 Opinion    December 19, 2014 

Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — There's nothing to do in Havre? Look at the Christmas events that have been held in Havre this week and the upcoming events. Schools, college, reservations, community groups and a lot more are putting on events that are fun for the whole... Full story

 Opinion    December 12, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel People from senior citizens to Havre High School Key Club members are ringing the bell at Salvation Army kettles around town. It’s a tough job, standing out in the cold asking for money. But it’s a fun job. Volunteers talk to people,... Full story

 Opinion    December 5, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel The Havre-Hill County Library has some great programs for young people. Children in one of the programs, Story Time, stayed late this week and made Christmas cards for soldiers stationed in Liberia. It is sort of a forgotten war these... Full story

 Opinion    November 28, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Chinook Sugarbeeters worked hard all season, and after a disappointing start to the year, they bounced back to make it to the state finals in Class C 8-man football. They tried very hard to win, but it was not to be this time. But they... Full story

 Opinion    November 26, 2014

Our View:Hi-Line has a lot to be thankful for

While we each individually look at what we should be thankful for in our lives, it might be nice at this time of the year to look at what we are thankful for and what inspires us in the public life of our community. Lots of Hi-Line people have... Full story

 Opinion    November 21, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The American Society of Civil Engineers did a study of Montana’s infrastructure. It came to the obvious conclusion. the state of Montana’s roads and public infrastructure is pretty sad. We suspect if they did a detailed study of the... Full story

 Opinion    November 17, 2014

Our View: Don't close state meetings

Promises of the new Montana Legislature that there will be openness and cooperation in the upcoming session got off to a rocky start Thursday night. Members of the House Republican caucus met secretly in the basement of a Helena hotel to talk about p... Full story

 Opinion    November 14, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: Police are generally skeptical about speaking to the press about cases under investigation. Often, we think, this is counterproductive. Police keep quiet even if it would be in their best interests to let the public know what they are doing.... Full story

 Opinion    November 11, 2014

Our View: Today, thank veterans for their service

Today is Veterans Day, the day set aside for Americans to honor those who have served in the armed forces over the year. Many of those honored today are not the people described as heroes in the traditional sense. It is not the day to pay tribute to...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Opinion    November 10, 2014

Polar Plunge took the man out of my Superman costume

Two Havre Daily News reporters John Paul Schmidt and Tori Thomas took part in Saturday's Sub-Zero Super-Hero Polar Plunge. Here is their account. Makeshift and classic superheroes, along with sadist o...

 By Tori Thomas    Opinion    November 10, 2014

The Princess and the Polar Plunge

On Oct. 23 a senior Havre Police Department patrol officer came into the Havre Daily News office and nominated me to participate in the Sub-Zero Super-Hero Polar Plunge. Having recently moved from sun...

 Opinion    November 7, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel All praise to 5,064 voters in Hill County who got to the polls and let their voices be heard Tuesday. Decisions made by the Montana Legislature probably have more impact on people’s day-to-day lives than congressional decisions. People have... Full story

 Opinion    November 3, 2014

Our View: Bullock right on Ebola

The biggest heroes in the international battle against the dread disease Ebola are the brave souls who gave up the comfort of their homes and traveled to Africa to help people most directly affected. Doctors. nurses and other aid workers have... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    November 3, 2014

Editor's Note: The outlook for election night

Election night is always one of the most challenging and most fun for reporters. It is, at best, organized chaos. That's especially the case when you don't know the outcome in advance. And there are...

 Opinion    October 24, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel The Montana educators, at their annual conference, have given Havre Public Schools an award for technology, innovation and infrastructure. The award was one of two such prizes handed out at the conference last week. The award is...

 Opinion    October 20, 2014

Our View: It's time to help out YPR

Many folks in the area go to sleep at night listening to classical music on Yellowstone Public Radio and wake up in the morning listening to the latest state and worldwide news on "Morning Edition." YPR has become a tradition in eastern Montana for... Full story

 By Wendy K. Sullivan    Opinion    October 17, 2014

Community Focus: For the love of football ...

As the football season for our Havre Middle School Mustangs came to an end Saturday, something occurred to me: the rules of the game were compromised. I was warned by our Mustang parents that Lewistown celebrates “I Hate Havre Day,” and I was... Full story

 Opinion    October 10, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel Havre firefighters are leading the way in celebrating Fire Prevention Week. Tours of the fire station have been given to visitors and special programs have been held for youngsters. The number of fires and the number of fatal fires has gone wa... Full story

 By Rhonda Petersen    Opinion    September 22, 2014

Bonnie Bennett - a volunteer, tireless worker

I read about Bonnie Bennett’s passing on Facebook Friday night. I was shocked that such a fixture of the Havre community had died so suddenly. I had seen Bonnie Wednesday when she had come into the Havre Daily News office to purchase a newspaper.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    September 22, 2014

It's sad to imagine Havre without Bonnie

The heart of Havre died last week. Bonnie Bennett was a shining example of what makes Havre so special. She had a heart of gold and was a first-class character to boot. There was hardly a special event in the city that Bonnie was not at — usually... Full story

 Opinion    September 19, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: From the Kiwanians who will flip pancakes for the breakfast that is one of Havre’s most enduring traditions Saturday morning, to the Scouts who will march in the parade Saturday, to the softball players who will work and play through the... Full story

 Opinion    September 12, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel The annual atlatl competition at the Wahkpa Chu'gn buffalo jump in Havre was held again last weekend. It provided an opportunity for area residents, especially young people, to see this amazing site that tells of daily life and the rich... Full story

 Opinion    September 5, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts & laurels

Montana State University-Northern is en route to getting some of its education program off of moratorium. Other programs may be back on the books in the next few months. Provost William Rugg has spearheaded the efforts and deserves praise for his wor... Full story

 Opinion    September 2, 2014

Our View: No more bickering, support Northern

Montana State University-Northern is at a crossroads again. The university that is at the heart of Havre life has gone through some serious problems in recent years. It is vital that things get back on track for the sake of the community, the staff... Full story

 Opinion    August 27, 2014

Our View: Old-fashioned debates are needed in House, Senate races

In 1992, when Republican Marc Racicot and Democrat Dorothy Bradley were running for Montana governor, they went from town to town, debating each other. In all, they had 25 debates. Many were televised or on the radio. If people were uninformed about... Full story


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