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Villa Theatre owner eyes re-opening date

Since the spring of 1955, the Villa Theatre had been bringing Tinsel Town to the silver screen for Phillips County movie-goers, but since the middle of last June, the movie house has been shuttered...

Cause of fatal accident in Loring still to be determined

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, at approximately 3:48 p.m., the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report of a tractor-trailer roll-over on US Highway 191 North approximately 1-mile South of Loring, Mont. The caller stated their...

Malta Public Schools head into the 2019-20 school year

The final Malta Public School Board meeting of the Summer of 2019 was held last Wednesday in Malta and items discussed included the 2019-20 budget and enrollment at the elementary, middle, and high schools. Malta Public Schools Superintendent Kris...

Saco Fun Days to celebrate '100th year of American Legion' at 56th annual

The last big event for Phillips County gets underway in a little over a week when Saco Fun Days takes off starting with the Potluck Dinner at the Saco City Shop on Friday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. and...

Malta City Council Meeting Recap

The first Malta City Council meeting of August included talk of the future of the rodeo arena at Trafton Park and whether or not to allow people to hunt for scrap metal in the City Landfill. Malta Mayor John Demarais said he was contacted by a...

Local teacher bikes for a cause

If you have ever seen Malta Public School's Music Teacher Erik Engebretson cruising around town, chances are he isn't just getting from point A to point B in Malta. As it turns out Engebretson has...

Ranch Rodeo coming soon

The Phillips County Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for Monday, September 2, at the Trafton Rodeo Arena in Trafton Park after the conclusion of the 50th Annual Milk River Wagon Train. The event formerly...

Oh My Quad defeats 99 Problems in Chipper

The fourth season of Malta Parks and Recreation Softball is in the books, and this year's championship was won by Oh My Quad!, the league's first champion in 2016. Oh My Quad! defeated 99 Problems...

Phillips County News Athlete of the Week: Morgan McEwen

Fave Hobby: Riding horses. Favorite Movie: Secretariat. Fave Animal: Horse. Fave Summer '19 moment: Riding my horse. Fave Meal / Dessert: Ramen Noodles / Ice Cream. Fave Spot in PC: The Pavilion....

It Runs in the Family: Wiese Family Racing

Pictured from left to right are: Jared Sienkowski, John Sienkowski, Aaron Wiese, Art Wiese and Justin Wiese. Just as racing runs in the family for the Jaynes family, it also runs for the Wiese...

Whitewater News & Opinion for August 21

Sympathy to the families of Justin Lucas who died in a recent accident. Late note from the Phillips County Fair: On Sunday, August 4, trailers and campers from various Native American tribes from all over Montana and other places were at the fair...

A good trip

After getting wiped out by the fair, my family and I had the chance to escape the great state of Montana and go home to spend time with my family in the suburbs of Chicago. The road trip was long and...

Where have the bees gone

I’d read the stories about vanishing honeybees, but didn’t put much stock in them. I was still seeing plenty of bees. Now all of a sudden I’m not. Last year when I’d walk close to my...

Merle R. Kaasa

Merle R. Kaasa, age 54, went to join his parents as a result of a farming accident on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019. Merle Richard Kaasa was born to Osbourne “Ozzy” & Joy Kaasa on January 19, 1965 in Malta, Mont. Merle grew up in Dodson, working...

Public Notices for August 21

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF AUDIT PUBLICATION STATEMENT An audit of the affairs of the Whitewater Public School, Whitewater, Montana, has been conducted by Denning, Downey and Associates CPA's. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. The...

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