Week of April 24, 2024

  • Bessman Recognized by Phillips County Ambulance Service

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff

    Wednesday, April 17th, Forrest Bessman, a student at Dodson High School, walked into the gymnasium in a state of confusion and wonderment, as did many of his peers. Present in the gymnasium were faces he recognized, as well as a few new ones. He even questioned his mom, Amber, what was going on, and merely got a shrug of the shoulders in response. Things began to unfold as Riley Abrahamson of the Phillips County Ambulance Service introduced himself, EMS Coordinator Colleen Kraut, and PC EMS...

  • Prescribed Burning Planned at Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

    US Fish and Wildlife Service

    Lewistown, Montana - In a crucial step toward maintaining the health and resilience of our public lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are set to conduct prescribed burning activities on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Weather permitting, these activities will commence on Monday, April 29, and are expected to cover up to 14,374 acres over three weeks. The burns will occur during...

  • New Practitioner Joins PCH Staff

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff

    The Phillips County Clinic welcomes a new face to their staff, that of Lori Harvey. She is married to Bill Harvey, a Nurse Practitioner, who recently worked at the clinic for a year and a half. Harvey is from Gilford, Montana, and in addition to her NP work, she has extra training in the field of psychiatric medications. She will be at the clinic two days in a row every week. The clinic is pleased to have her skill and knowledge available for patients...

  • Whitewater to Hold School Board Election

    Four residents of Whitewater have submitted their name to be among the names of possible school board candidates. The election is May 7th, as a mail-in ballot, or if need be, one can drop off their vote at the office of the Phillips County Clerk and Recorder until 8 p.m. on that day. The candidates include incumbent members, Allie Olsen and Steve Young. They are being challenged by a husband-wife couple, Paul and Sarah Skubanni. Sarah is no stranger to the community, she is a graduate of Whitewater High School; she is the former Sarah Dunbar,...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould

    10 yrs ago Apr. 23, 2014 Jim Truelove, of Malta’s Public Works, was pictured standing in a cloud of smoke while testing for the “phantom smell” in the city sewer system. "Jonsey,” Pastor Fercho and David Veseth were making their way up Central Avenue during the Walk of Good Friday; with “Jonesy” and the Pastor carrying a large rugged cross. Tyler French, a member of the US Air Force, presented the Phillips County Commissioners with an American flag which flew in USAF MC-12W over Kandahar, Afghanistan, in support of Operation...

  • Green Selected to Represent the VFWA 4067

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff

    Sommer Green, a student at Whitewater High School, was selected to represent the VFW Post 4067 Auxiliary in the Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue singing contest. The contest is a national contest and contestants enter a video rendition of their singing of the National Anthem. Miss Green sang the National Anthem at the Class C Basketball Tournament in Great Falls in February, and her recording at that performance is the one she submitted. In addition to the entry form, it was a...

  • MMS Academic Olympics Team Competes in Glasgow

    Shyla Clausen, Malta Public Schools

    The Middle School Academic Olympics occurred on April 10th at Glasgow High School. Malta competed in the Class I section taking written tests in Math, English, Science, and Social Studies and the oral rounds. They competed against teams from Sidney, Plentywood, Glasgow, Fairview, Chinook, Glendive, and Wolf Point; a total of 72 students. Individual results on the written tests: Steeler Blunt-5th place in Social Studies. Silas Young- 7th place in...

  • Five File For Dodson School Board

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff

    Nestled on the west side of the county, Dodson School District has two school board positions that are up for election this year. Currently, the positions are held by Bonnie Lankford and Lisa Campbell. Candidates that are seeking positions to guide and direct the Dodson School as board members are (alphabetically): Montie Banks, Caleb Best, Lisa Campbell, Michael Ereaux and Rob Williamson. The election will be conducted through mail-in ballots, as are all the school board elections this year. Voters have until May 7th to have their ballot at...

  • Dodson FFA at State FFA in Billings

    Kataya Kill Eagle, Dodson FFA President

    The Dodson FFA Chapter traveled to Billings for the 94th annual State FFA Convention. Students from Dodson that attended were Kataya Kill Eagle, Sebastian Best, Junior Stiffarm, Mason Lonebear, Lilyian Turnsplenty, Sonny Cole, and Jazlyn Kill Eagle. The Dodson FFA meats team, comprised of Lilyian, Sebastian, Kataya, and Junior, placed 9th out of 36 teams. Individually, Lilyian placed 30th, Junior placed 33rd, Sebastian placed 51st, and Kataya placed 66th out of 138 participants. During the...

  • Fixing a Blooper Among Other Things...

    Sharon Kindle, Malta Senior Center

    My apologies for the mix-up of dates concerning the American Legion garage sale and our soup luncheon at the center. After all, we are ‘senior’ citizens. My hope is that you all took in the great sale. Now, on to other things: I promised soups of many colors and flavors and our group is delivering just that. How about chicken and scratch dumplings (so light and fluffy you won’t realize you’ve eaten them); creamy potato soup with home grown potatoes; pureed butternut squash; cowboy soup that mocks chili with its flavorings. That’s a...

  • Phillips County Farm Bureau's Full List of Ag in Color Contest Winners

    The Phillips County Farm Bureau Ag in Color contest winners for this past year included the following: Kindergarten – Nola Sunford, 1st Grade – Greyson Zimdars, 2nd Grade – Emma Solberg, 3rd Grade – Annabelle Drabbels, 4th Grade - Demi Math, and 5th Grade – Anna Brown. Demi Math was also a state winner and was awarded a party for her classroom. All recipients received a prize from Phillips County Farm Bureau. We want to thank all the students and...

  • Did You Know??? PCH Has A Swing Bed Program

    Phillips County Hospital offers many services to our community, one of which is the Swing Bed Program. The Swing Bed Program we have in place is a Medicare-funded program that provides you with a chance to receive extended care in a hospital setting. Swing bed is a form of transitional care. Most patients who use this service do so because they need further treatment before they can return home. Swing Bed services allow a patient to transition from acute care to Skilled Nursing care then eventually to home. Typically, this may be after...

  • Elk Hunting Access Agreement application deadline is May 1

    Landowners have until May 1 to apply for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Elk Hunting Access Agreement (EHA) Program. These EHA agreements, which were established by the 2001 Legislature, provide landowners with an elk license (including elk B), an either-sex permit or combination of the two in exchange for allowing free public hunting access for elk management purposes. The licenses/permits issued through this program may be designated to an immediate family member or an authorized full-time employee of the landowner valid only on the...

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre Proudly Announces the Opening of the Application Process for the Jake Etchart Scholarship

    Jake Etchart- grew up spending summers at Fort Peck Lake, with much of his time spent around the Fort Peck Theatre where his family was actively involved as volunteers. He loved watching his sisters, Alexa and Christen, perform on the Fort Peck stage. Jake's family and friends established a theatre scholarship fund in his memory which is invested within the Fort Peck Theatre Preservation Endowment of the Montana Community Foundation. The interest from this investment provides up to two scholarships per year for undergraduate or graduate...

  • Staff Recognized by Great Plains Dinosuar Museum to Kick Off 2024 Year

    Anne Boothe, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum

    The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum recently recognized key staff and board members as follows: Lulu Belle Besel, who served on the Board of Directors and organization treasurer from 2007 to 2024. Dixie Lee Stordahl, who served as the museum manager from 2004 to 2023 and continues to serve on the Board of Directors Damien Austin, who joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and served as Vice President and President from 2020 to 2024. The presentations were made at the Queen of Phillips County production by the Montana Actors Theater. The event was...

  • Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Rose Teske, P. C. Museum Curator

    As I was searching for some information, I found a Saco High School Athletic Fund Report for 1924-25. There were 12 home games with the opponents being Bowdoin, Hinsdale, Malta (2 games), Dodson, Harlem, Wolf Point, Poplar, Bainville, Glasgow, Saco Town Team, and Malta Town Team. Total gate admissions per game ranged from $4.75 for the Saco Town team game to $98.45 for the second game with Malta. There were also guarantees received for games played away from home. Those ranged from $15.00 for a game in Hinsdale to $60.00 for the Poplar game....

  • MFU to Host Congressional Primary Debates April 30, May 3

    Alice Miller, Montana Farmers Union

    As part of the organization’s commitment to education and legislation, Montana Farmers Union is again sponsoring Congressional Primary Debates to be held April 30 and May 3. “For more than 100 years MFU has been representing the family farm and educating Montanans on issues important to rural Montana. Hosting the primary debates is an example of the role MFU plays in helping educate voters on the stances of the candidates,” MFU president Walter Schweitzer said.The debates are open to the public, with the Tuesday, April 30, Congressional...

Stuart Wins At Fort Benton Invitational

Pierre Bibbs, Publisher

The Malta golf teams competed at the Fort Benton Class B Invitational last Monday, April 15. The Malta Mustangs were led by eighth-grader Regan Stuart, who won the event with 76 strokes. "Regan had a great day in Fort Benton!" Malta Head Coach Kate Webb told the PCN. "He has performed well in our youth league and tournaments we put on in the summer, so I had no doubts he would compete well amongst this field of players." She said that he is a level-headed player that doesn't get ruffled when...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Malta Senior Center BINGO is every Friday at 1:00 at the Malta Senior Center. Malta School Board Mtg School Board Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the MHS Boardroom. Times and dates are subject to change. (May 15) City Council Meetings City Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at City Hall at 5 p.m. Knitting and Crochet Club The Knitting & Crochet Club will meet at Gone to Pieces Quilt Shop at 11 a.m. every Thursday. Lunch at River’s Bend Mon. and Wed. River’s Bend...

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