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 Opinion    December 9, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Nominations sought for Booster Club's Dr. Jim Elliot Award

Editor: The Blue Pony Booster Club is in need of nominations for the Dr. Jim Elliott Memorial Award. Dr. Elliott’s family gave the first award in 2001 and purchased a plaque that hangs in a trophy case at the Havre High School’s west foyer with... Full story

 Opinion    December 8, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Fort Belknap Vets Stand Down was appreciated

Editor: United States veterans are an important part of each and every community. They have served and protected, and some have given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that each and every American can live free. Unfortunately, many of those who have... Full story

 Opinion    December 8, 2014

Join United Way campaign - for Havre's sake

Editor: Isn’t it wonderful that we are done with the phone calls and extra mail that was so frequent in the last few months? We are free to get on with our daily lives and, as we head into the holiday season, it is time to be thankful for our many... Full story

 Opinion    December 4, 2014

So many helped out with Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Editor: To our community, The mission statement for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner states: “The purpose of this project is to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to all who wish to participate: rich, poor, young, old,... Full story

 Opinion    November 24, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Our loving God sets standards to live by

Editor: Pam Hillery's statement that (her) "God is a loving God" saddens me. It implies that those who oppose same-sex marriage believe in a God who isn't. But our God is also loving; He is also just, and He knows that boundaries are necessary. Or... Full story

 Opinion    November 18, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Illinois students want to learn about Montana's highlights

Editor: The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region. The kids in the class think it would be fun to... Full story

 Opinion    November 17, 2014

Letters to the Editor: No high school activity has good kids or bad kids

Editor: As a parent of a Havre High School student who is participating in sports, I feel I need to address a few points brought up by Angela Pratt in the article about the school play. I do not believe that any activity more than any other has... Full story

 Opinion    November 13, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Businesswoman: Pre-K education is vital

Editor: As an innovator and business owner in Montana, I know firsthand how important it is that we have a strong workforce both now and into the future.  It is critical that our children learn to think creatively, to think outside the box, to... Full story

 Opinion    November 7, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for backing Haunted Walkway

Editor: The Atchison family would like to thank Havre and surrounding communities for the support shown during our “Haunted Walkway” during All Hallows Eve. We started back in 2010 with just a little bit of dress-up while we passed out candy to... Full story

 Opinion    November 7, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for help with Harvest Party

Editor: Thank you to all the community members who participated in the Eagles Manor Harvest Party. We would like to thank Walmart, Nalivka’s, Pizza Hut, Gary & Leo’s Fresh Foods and various residents for donating food, gift cards, cash and party... Full story

 Opinion    October 31, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Lots of good things happen at Rocky Boy

Editor: It seems that nothing good is going on out here in Rocky Boy. But I am here to tell you that is just not true. There are way more good going on out here than there is bad, way more. I have worked out here for 21 years now, and I consider... Full story

 Opinion    October 29, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Blaine County has right in legislation controversy

Editor: I respectfully have to disagree with your dart on Friday, Oct 24, about the Election Day rejection from the Blaine County offices.  I checked with my local clerk and recorder office in Hill County and found out that in Hill County you can... Full story

 Opinion    October 28, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Keep our public lands public

Editor: Our public lands are at risk.! In the United States, we have public access to some of the most splendid lands on earth. If certain political interests — local, state, and national — have their way, you and I will lose our rights to our... Full story

 Opinion    October 27, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Thanks to the community for help with Havre speech, debate and drama meet

Editor: I wanted to thank everyone who helped us at the Havre High School invitational speech, drama and debate tournament Saturday. We can’t put these tournaments on for the students without help from the community, and, again, people from... Full story

 Opinion    October 22, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Community thanked for its support of MSU-Nothern

Editor: I'd like to thank the Havre Daily News for your front-page coverage of the many important events going on at Montana State University-Northern this past weekend. I was thrilled to see so many community members come out to support us Saturday... Full story

 Opinion    October 20, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for help fighting domestic abuse

Editor: Hill County Family Planning and District 4 HRDC Domestic Violence Program would like to thank the numerous businesses, volunteers and participants who made the walk/run event a huge success: Special thank-you to: • Montana State... Full story

 Opinion    October 20, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Havre really does have it

Editor: I just had the honor, along with my Leadership Montana 2015 Cohort, to spend three wonderful days in this amazing part of the world. We all know that Montana is the world's largest small town, and its was an absolute pleasure to be invited... Full story

 Opinion    October 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor: People can't afford higher taxes in Havre

Editor: I am writing about the crazy things this mayor is doing to our town. First the water bill rates are raised $5, and then he's going to raise the property taxes. Why didn't he check and see if most of the people can afford it? Most of the... Full story

 Opinion    October 8, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Sale of semi-postal stamps helps breast cancer research

Editor: In October, the Havre Post Office is promoting sales of the Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamp. The price for a pane of 20 breast cancer research semi-postal stamps is $12 with 20 cents of the purchase sent to provide funds for... Full story

 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


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