Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for May 30, 2018


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Malta High School Class of 1968.

100 years ago

June 1, 1918

One-hundred and eighty-eight men were called from Phillips County for the draft. The following names were among that number from Phillips County: Louis Muhs, Hans Instebo, Celestin Durocher, Oscar Larum, Philetus Lapham, Pat Allery, Hugh Simanton, Henry Cole, George Sammons, Xavier Primeau, Charles Cruikshank, Alfred Blunt, Carl Blunt, Fred Shoemaker, Bill Fanning, Gilbert Alsaker, Herman Cabbage, and Harry Austin. The following young men have reached the age of 21 and had registered in the second call: Bernal Southwick, Philip Vert, Burner Survant, Harold Cowan, and Herbert Mead.


A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Shelton.


A barn and machine shed on the John Lundstrom farm in the Alkali community were destroyed by fire.


Dr. C. E. Blankenhorn had been recommended for promotion from first lieutenant to captain.


All-day electric service was promised Malta patrons by the manager of the city light plant in the near future.

75 years ago

June 3, 1943

Figures given on service needs

When 1943 ends, only about 22 of every 100 able-bodied fathers will still be deferred from service because of dependency, Manpower Chief Paul V. McNutt indicates. Many others, however, will be deferred for occupational reasons.

One World War II soldier buried in Malta

The name of John Wesley Crouch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crouch of Malta, was omitted from the list of men who have given their lives in the service of their country in World War II.

Crouch, who left Malta with the National Guard in 1940, was killed in a Butte mine accident last December. He had been taken out of war service and placed in the production of copper pre. He was the first man employed in the Butte mines to give his life in this line of duty.

Ingvald Ulness of Whitewater, a veteran of World War I, is another name to be added to the list of ex-servicemen buried in the Malta Cemetery.

St. Anthony is acquired by farmers

The Farmers Equity Cooperative Association of Phillips County has purchased the St. Anthony & Dakota elevator building in Malta and will operate it in conjunction with the present Farmer's elevator, according to an announcement made this week by Elmer Hendrickson, manager.

The storage capacity of the St. Anthony elevator is about 350,00 bushels. The building is practically new, having been constructed in 1936, following destruction by fire of the former St. Anthony building. The Farmer elevator was built in 1920 after the first elevator, built in 1915, was burned.

At the Palace Theatre this week

Ann Sheridan and Ronald Reagan star in Juke Girl with Richard Whorf, George Tobias, Gene Lockhart, and Alan Hale. (Juke Girl is about Danny and Steve, migrant farm workers, who wind up in Cat Tail, Fla., working for an underdog farmer named Nick. The tomato crop is destroyed and trouble begins.) Also playing will be the latest news.

50 years ago

May 31, 1968

83 Malta eighth graders receive certificates

The Class day program for the Malta eighth graders was held last Friday afternoon at the high school auditorium. At its conclusion, Mrs. Elmer Hendrickson, junior high principal, presented certificates of promotion to the 83 members of the class.

Jim McKeon acted as master of ceremonies for the program. The class history was presented by Holly Southwick and Susan Brown; class activities by Dwayne Simanton, Bruce Bruckner, Dick Mavencamp, Jack Kamla and Brian Roberts; class prophecy, Leslie Long and Dorene Ruud; class will, Charlene Ruud and Mary Pat Stiles; class expectations, Teressa Simanton and Laura Olson.

Win Honors at Turner H.S.

Jeanne Grabofsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Grabofsky, of Loring, was valedictorian of the 1968 graduating class at Turner High School and Nancy Kegel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kegel of Turner, was salutatorian.

Commencement exercises for the 12 seniors of Turner High School were May 22.

Ms. Grabofsky was awarded a high school honor scholarship from the University system and plans to attend Montana State University in Bozeman next fall. Ms. Kegel was awarded a merit scholarship to Concordia College at Moorhead, Minn., where she will major in music and minor in Biology.

Elk spotted north of Malta

Jack Lang and Paul Denning, two reputable citizens, reported seeing elk north of town during the week. Lang spotted two elk on the Henry Smith place and Denning and companions viewed them in the Sylvan Nylander place.

Seems they are a long way from their usual habitat near the Missouri River.

25 years ago

June 2, 1993

Street Talk

Question: What is your favorite soap opera on television?

Emma Marney: As the World Turns. I've watched it since it began. (Editor's Note: As the World Turns first aired in 1956.)

Joyce Wilson: Knott's Landing.

Craig LaFond: One Life to Live, 'cuz that's what is on when I go home for lunch.

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THS 1968 valedictorian (left) Jeanne Grabofsky and salutatorian Nancy Kegel. 1968

Hannah Faydo: I liked Santa Barbara, and that went off the air, so I don't watch any." (Editor's Note: Santa Barbara aired from 1984 until 1993.)

10 years ago

May 28, 2008

Street Talk

Question: What do you like to do during summer vacation?

Macy Knudsen: I like to swim and visit my friends at their homes and ride my bike.

Marcus Knudsen: I like riding my bike and playing with my toys outside. I like to do lotsa stuff.

Michael Knudsen: I like swimming and playing in the water and being outside.

Chantel Lett: I like jumping on my water trampoline at the lake, riding my bike and camping. I don't like mowing the lawn.


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