Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for July 12, 2017


Members of the Kiwanis Club and their families met at Trafton Park Tuesday evening for a picnic supper and park cleanup. They worked for several hours cleaning, mowing, raking and gathering debris in the east end of the park. Pictured above is a section of the workers, left to right, Dean Robertson, Darrell Broadbrooks, Mrs. Bob Jacobs, Neil Glibertson, Bob Jacobs, Kiwanis President, Bill Miller and Gene Miller. Gilbertson Photo, 1967.

100 years ago

July 5, 1917

Over 20 cars from Malta went to Dodson to attend the baseball game and auto races held there Sunday. There was a fast and furious ball game between Coburg and Dodson with Dodson finally winning by one run. Byron Hurley won the auto race in his Buick. His time for the 10-mile race was 17 minutes and 4 seconds.

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The Second Montana Regiment was still open for men to enlist in all branches except the band and medical divisions. A recruiting office was set up in Glasgow. Enlistment was for men between the ages of 18 and 40.

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The Malta Café had made extensive improvements by adding a new room equipped with electric bells and fans and all modern conveniences.

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A petition was circulating for a new county road between Bowdoin and Wooldridge to benefit many country people unable to get out on a main traveled road before.

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Phillips County had not received any rain to speak of and crops were beginning to suffer. A good soaking rain was badly needed to save even half a crop...and the next item....raincoats were for sale at Forge's.

75 years ago

July 9, 1942

Dodson man gets first radio message in Phillips County

The first radio shortwave recorded message from Australia to be received in Phillips County was sent to Loudon Minugh of Dodson and received through the auspices of the Phillips County Chapter of the Red Cross.

Minugh, who was severely wounded in the Philippines has been home on leave, after spending some time in an Australian hospital. The message was from a friend still in the hospital.

Lee Pancake is promoted to Lieut. Commander

Word was received by Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Pancake that their son, Lee S. Pancake, has recently been promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander with the United States Pacific Fleet. Pancake has been executive officer for the past nine months and by virtue of his new appointment expects soon to be first in command of a ship.

City to be mapped by air wardens

Air raid wardens and fire watchers met with Rev. Frank Squires, acting air raid chief in the absence of J.R. Larcombe, in the Legion rooms at City Hall Monday night to discuss organization plans and the setting up of air raid posts and fire watcher stations.

Wardens and watchers are required to become familiar with homes in the six sectors that make up the city. Facts concerning firefighting facilities, number in each family, exits to the home, water supply, number of rooms and presence of an attic and other information pertinent on case of an actual raid is to be kept by the wardens in charge.

50 years ago

July 13, 1967

Cars collide at intersection Sunday night

A minor accident occurred in Malta Sunday evening about 8:30 involving two cars. Cheryl Cauffman was driving south on First Avenue East and had slowed down for the intersection at South Third East, when she was struck from behind by Ronald Anderson.

Miss Cauffman received a severe whiplash and was hospitalized overnight for observation. Neither of the two girls riding with her nor Mrs. Anderson and the children in the Anderson car was injured.

25 years ago

July 15, 1992

Saco Demo makes it in 'Big Apple'

When the Democratic National Convention kicks off this week and its images start flooding the nightly news, somewhere in that crowd of 4,319 delegates and many more reporters will be Phillips County's own Larry Mavencamp, Saco, Montana delegate.

As if traveling to the Big Apple for the first time in his life and a national political convention weren't enough, Mavencamp's visit was heralded by the prestigious "New York Times" newspaper in an article entitled "Delegates From Montana Share Faith in The Party." Mavencamp's picture even made the front page of the "Times."

Street Talk

Question: What do you think of Bill Clinton's choice for his vice presidential running mate, Albert Gore?

Ed Buechler: I guess he's as good as any.

Carl Kaasa: I think he got a good one.

Cliff Munson: He probably picked as good a man as he could get.

Lucille Wallis: I think it's a good choice.

Rodeo was a success, chamber says

The District High School Rodeo sponsored by the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture was a profitable venture this year.

Rodeo Chairman Lary Poulton reported that the Chamber should relive a profit of about $2,155 on the three-day event.

10 years ago

July 18, 2007

Safe Sun Tan...Fancy gadgets are worn by the gals at Miami, Fla., to protect their tender skins from freckles. 1942.

Rising country star to perform at Phillips County Fair

Country singer Keith Anderson is busy making a name for himself and he'll add to his reputation when he performs at the 2007 Phillips County Fair grandstand concert Sunday, August 4.

Opening act for the concert is Branding Iron.

Stiles, Slade, Schwers, Koss win 4th Scorcher Classic

The team of Craig Stiles, Mark Slade, Jason Schwers and Brenda Koss split the $1,200 first prize money in the fourth annual Scorcher Classic at Marian Hills Golf Course over the weekend.

The foursome shot a combined 238 in the two best ball-net tournament.

The second place team consisted of Ron Scott, Adam Hellie, KayDel Stiles and Curtis Reichelt split $700 and the third place team of Charlie Moore, Mike Henderson, Don Hould and Scott Hoge split $500.


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