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 By Debbie Vandeberg Executive director    Opinion    September 25, 2014

Many thank-yous to many people for Festival Days work

Events such as Havre Festival Days are a success because so many people join together to make it happen. Without the sponsors, the businesses, community organizations, the community support and the volunteers, Festival Days would look a whole lot... Full story

 By Rachel Rawn director Havre Hill County Library    Opinion    September 25, 2014

Community Focus: Banned Books Week fights censorship

This is Banned Books Week. This is one of our favorite weeks here at the Havre-Hill County Library. It is an annual event celebrating intellectual freedom and the importance of the First Amendment. Banned Books Week is all about your right to rea... Full story

 Opinion    September 24, 2014

Letters to the Editor: A fitting tribute to a great lady - Bonnie Bennett

Editor: How very befitting and kind for you to honor the memory, the legacy, the wonderment of Bonnie Bennett ... your legendary former newspaper carrier. I said to our own Havre Daily News carrier, "You are filling some mighty big shoes. Bonnie... Full story

 Opinion    September 19, 2014

Letters to the Editor: No place for dogs

Editor: Last night at soccer a tragedy was fortunately averted when two dogs almost got into a fight. They should not be there or anywhere there are large crowds of people and food, including Festival Days activities, parades, craft fairs and... Full story

 Opinion    September 16, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Havre Pride is a community effort

Editor: Fall is a great time to take another look at our community and do some needed fall “housecleaning.” A clean community shows pride and is more inviting than a community with dirty sidewalks, weeds growing through the cracks and borrow... Full story

 Opinion    September 15, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Editor: As a U.S. Forest Service retiree, I know the benefits of a well-managed forest. Over the last 20-plus years, I have seen the federal government's "on the ground" forest management deteriorate. Lack of timber sales and excessive access... Full story

 By Heidi Borlaug chair Agri-Business Committee    Opinion    September 11, 2014

Ag Appreciation Banquet to take a new course

Editor: To area ag producers, for 17 years, the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce's Agri-Business Committee has organized the Ag Appreciation Banquet with incredible support through business sponsorships. This has been an event the committee and... 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 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

 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 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

 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 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 Western Drug Pharmacy Staff    Opinion    August 1, 2014

Western Pharmacy thanks community for support after robbery

In light of recent events, the staff at Western Drug Pharmacy would like to take a moment to say thank you to our community. The amount of support we have received over the past few weeks from patients, local businesses and associations has truly... Full story

 By Bauers and Vanderzwans    Opinion    July 31, 2014

Tilleman Motor Co. goes above and beyond

We began our vacation from Saskatchewan to Las Vegas July 19, when we barely got to Havre to find our Dodge Journey was losing power. We stopped at a local Havre business who referred us to Tilleman Motor Co. Our journey made it to the highway turnou... Full story

 By Hope Proctor    Opinion    July 21, 2014

Havre community helps with film project

Being a high school student, you would expect me to enjoy my summer days in blissful laziness, or be working at a surmner job. Quite the opposite; I have been scripting, designing and filming a documentary with the theme illustrating how fashion... Full story

 By Bob Sivertsen    Opinion    July 8, 2014

Montana delegation should work to close southern border

To Sen. Jon Tester, Sen. John Walsh, Rep. Steve Daines: The United States of America, the land of the free, just celebrated its 238th birthday. We, the people, enjoy more freedom than anywhere else in the world. Having said that, though, I have not,... Full story


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