Week of July 10, 2024

  • Race Horses Getting a Tune Up

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff

    The mother of four active daughters with a love for horses and rodeo life, Kelly Orahood has taken a new approach to caring for any injuries any one of their horses might sustain. Though the girls are grown and scattered south and west, they are glad mom picked up her profession of becoming a PEMF provider. She has been certified for four years now and the service is also available for people as well. She makes "corral" and "barn" visits, in addition to welcoming clients through her business...

  • A Near Blast From the Past

    Butch Larcombe, For the PCN

    In the fall of 1974, rancher George Robinson made an interesting find on an isolated ridge in the southern reaches of Phillips County. On the ridge was an unexploded bomb, about two feet long and four inches in diameter. According to an account in the Phillips County News on Oct. 3, 1974, Robinson summoned Sheriff Pete Messerly and the two men brought the bomb to the National Guard armory in Malta. An Air Force bomb team from Utah arrived soon thereafter and took the bomb out of town and...

  • Memories for Wednesday, July 10, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould

    10 yrs ago July 9, 2014 Hometown boy, Tanner Drabbels, has hit the ground a-running, just out of high school and was now appointed as the Assistant Manager of the local Albertsons. Building on a strong marriage of 33 years, the Josties, Dale and Lisa, are bringing their gospel music to coffee houses, prisons and Christian gatherings, with their 11 children in tow. They share their music across Canada and the U.S. McCoy Matthew Mangis was born June 16, 2014, in Spearfish, S.D. to Matt and Lindsey Mangis of Newell, S.D. Grandparents are Craig...

  • A "Time of Celebration"

    Sarah Osmundson, For the PCN

    A multi-purpose event a "Time of Celebration" was held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Masonic Temple in Chinook, Mont. The trio of events was a Consolidation Ceremony of Sacajawea #37 and Northern Star #23, the 125th Anniversary of Northern Star Chapter #23, and the Homecoming of Worthy Grand Matron, Pamela Waddish. The Northern Star Chapter #23 welcomed us with a warm Chinook embrace. Sacajawea #37 received its charter almost 118 years ago on September 27, 1906. The Lewis & Clark Expedition...

  • Local Creates Special One of a Kind Hat

  • Upcoming Auditions for Montana's Got Talent Are Happening Now

    Halladay Quist, CEO of Starlight Academy

    There's something we can all agree on, Montana's Got Talent! Everyone is invited to showcase their musical talents to qualify as a contestant in the first annual show in Kalispell, Mont., on Saturday, October 26th, at the Flathead Valley Community College's Wachholz Center at 7 p.m. This is an exciting opportunity for Montanans who wish to showcase their amazing talent at one of the most prestigious venues in Montana. Touring the state will be Founder and CEO Halladay Quist who's searching for...

  • Dino Days Held During Crazy DAY

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff

    Even though Crazy Days (actually Crazy Day) was more or less canceled, the Dinosaur Museum held their annual Dino Day, which allowed the young and adventurous at heart an opportunity to dig into the past, back into the days of dinosaurs, and have fun while doing it. And dig they did! The visitors were able to carefully clean off rocks and brush away sand until they unearthed replicas of the prehistoric age. Perhaps it was an event similar to this where the inspiration for the song, "Digging Up...

  • Shots for Tots Receives Donation

    The Malta Kiwanis donated $350 to the P. C. Health Department for their Shots for Tots program. The money will be used to cover costs of immunizations for infants and children in our...

  • Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, July 10, 2024

    Rose Teske, P. C. Museum Curator

    The second annual Farm Bureau Picnic was held July 12, 1924, at Malta’s Trafton Park. It was organized by the Phillips County Farm Bureau with help from the Malta Commercial Club. An estimated 1,500 people attended. A wide variety of sporting events were held in the morning with men, women, and children participating. Some events were for teams representing their communities while others were for individuals. Team events included men’s horseshoes and tug-of-war, relay races, and 3-legged races. Most winners in team events received $2.00...

  • Nothing But Smiles at Dino Days 2024

  • MSIP, 'Voyagers set on a course'..to avoid Rain!

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff

    While the plan was great, Mother Nature again brought up the fact that she was still the one in charge, regardless of how wonderful and relaxing to watch "The Winter's Tale" might have been in Trafton Park. Plan B was activated on Wednesday to accommodate the theatre performance. The decision was made to move the venue to the high school auditorium. It didn't seem to "dampen" the spirits of those attending, as the captivating play props and talented cast of Shakespeare in the Parks enjoyed a...

  • MFU Seeks Centennial Farms & Ranches to Honor

    Montana Farmers Union will again celebrate family farmers and ranchers whose land holdings have been in their families and in operation for more than 100 years through its Centennial Farm and Ranch Program during MFU’s Annual Convention this year. Since the mid-90s, Montana Farmers Union has been honored to recognize its members who have owned the same farm or ranch for 100 years or more. Nearly 200 farms and ranches have since been recognized. When an MFU member reaches this milestone, they are honored during our annual convention. In...

  • PCN Staff Awarded at MNA Better Newspaper Contest

    1st Place: Pierre Bibbs, Editorial Best Sports Story, Seniors Finish Strong at State: Gibbs Wins 205 Title, Mears Third at 182 1st Place: Jennifer French, Advertising Best Ad to Sell or Promote Merchandise, B&W, Robyn’s Nest Christmas Open House 1st Place: Pierre Bibbs and Kari Hould, Editorial Best Feature/Lifestyle Story, Veteran’s Day Salute 1st Place: Jennifer French, Advertising Best Ad to Sell or Promote Services, B&W, Shelby TBID Basketball Tournament 3rd Place: Jennifer French, Advertising Best Online Ad, First State Bank Ag Days...

  • Clifford Gayle Conlon (January 16, 1936 - June 25, 2024)

    Clifford Gayle Conlon, a man loved by many, passed peacefully from this earth into the paradise of heaven on Tuesday morning, June 25, 2024, in Bozeman, Montana. Cliff was born prematurely at his grandmother Dot Verry's home in Saco, Montana, on January 16, 1936, to Elinor May (Verry) and Charles Clifford Conlon, who had been killed in a car accident the month prior to his birth. He was not expected to live and credits Grandma Verry with saving his life by continuing to rub his body and...

  • Cora Alice Nordby Maxie (April 9, 1926 - July 2, 2024)

    Cora Alice Nordby Maxie passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the Phillips County Hospital. Cora was born April 9, 1926, to Norwegian immigrants Soren and Margit Lee Nordby and joined her sister Ella on the family farm south of Dodge, N.D. Upon graduating from Dodge High School, Cora traveled to California to stay with relatives. She worked several jobs but was most proud of working in a factory sewing buckles on parachutes. After the war, she returned to Dodge and began dating and married...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, July 10, 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. (July 11) 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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