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 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 Opinion    August 1, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, August 1, 2014

Laurel — A lot of Hill County residents have never been to the powwow at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. They are cheating themselves out of a treat. The powwow will be held this weekend. There also will be a rodeo. The grand entry at the powwow is... Full story

 Opinion    July 25, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, July 25, 2014

Laurel — Havre Police acted quickly and professionally in responding to an armed robbery at Western Pharmacy earlier this week and in promptly apprehending a suspect. Robberies are infrequent in this community, fortunately, and it was important to... Full story

 Opinion    July 18, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, June 18, 2014

It’s Fair Week, and everyone is in a good mood, so let’s stick to laurels. Laurel — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled what we thought was obvious. If you want to claim that you shot somebody in self-defense, you have to actually claim it.... Full story

 Opinion    July 11, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, July 11, 2014

Dart — The idea of the state taking control of federal land in Montana is, unfortunately, taking hold in some quarters. Montana’s federal lands are national treasures that are enjoyed by people around the country. The people of the United States... Full story

 Opinion    July 3, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, July 3, 2014

Laurel — Community groups always unite to present entertaining programs for the community. Nothing highlights that fact more than this weekend. The Havre Jaycees will put on their annual Independence Day fireworks display Friday night. During the... Full story

 Opinion    June 30, 2014

Our View: Meanwhile, lots of work is being done at Rocky Boy

Another person has been convicted in the widening scandal at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. And two more Rocky Boy public officials have been charged with felonies. The scandal has taken its toll on morale at the reservation. Many people are... Full story

 Opinion    June 23, 2014

Our View: State's deal with Charter is a win for taxpayers

The people of Montana were the winners in an out-of-court settlement announced last week that let Charter Communications keep $9 million of the $34 million the state says it is owed. Going forth, Charter will pay a tax rate of 6 percent that the... Full story

 Opinion    June 20, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, June 30, 2014

Laurel — The United Way of Hill County will hold its Day of Action Saturday. At noon and again at 2 p.m., they are asking volunteers to come to Van Orsdel United Methodist Church to help package food — macaroni and cheese and beans and rice —... Full story

 Opinion    June 13, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, June 13, 2014

Laurel — Loren Jenkins, Roger St. Pierre and Fred Charles Henderson will be inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. Each were experts at the art of cowboying, one of Montana’s finest traditions. Just as important, they were active... Full story

 Opinion    June 6, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, June 6, 2014

Laurel — One of the great things about Havre is that the community is always stepping forward to help out neighbors in need — even neighbors people don’t know directly. This weekend, benefits will be held at the Havre Eagles Club for two women... Full story


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