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Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for May 27, 2020

75 years ago May 24, 1945 Dodson veterans will organize Legion post Dodson veterans of World Wars I and II have made an application for a charter for a post of American Legion to be known as the...

Impact and cost of St. Mary Diversion failure still being assessed

As Milk River water users have been warning for decades will happen, the 100-year-old system that supplies much of the water in the river has suffered a catastrophic failure. A concrete drop...

Light up the Night

The Villa Theatre in Malta lights up Central Avenue on Thursday night, the first time the new sign was turned on since being installed over the past week. The lighting of the marquee coincided with...

Director Woodruff back in Malta as GPDM sets to reopen

Cary Woodruff, Director of Paleontology for the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta returned to the "land of dinosaurs" in time that allowed him to quarantine per the COVID-19 guidelines and work...

Renovated cabin at PC Museum shows day in the life

Behind the Phillips County Museum stands a log cabin. The cabin has been a part of our complex for many years but was recently renovated and now depicts a miner’s cabin. The cabin was originally from the Zortman area and was rescued by the BLM...

M-ette great recalls 2000 team title

It has been two decades since the 2000 Malta M-ettes track team was crowned the State B champion, earning the school a three-peat. The team won the title on Saturday, May 27, 2000, with a total of 74...

Cole family runs in annual event

Dodson Mayor Terri Cole and her daughters, as the family participated in the 2020 Montana Women's Run, keeping an 11-year tradition alive. The event, typically held in Billings, was scheduled to be...

Men's Golf League, week 2

It’s not every day someone hits a hole in one, but that’s exactly what Malta’s Travis Somerfeld did on Sunday, May 17. Somerfeld is a member of Team Independence Bank and his hole-in-one was...

Phillips County News Athlete of the Week: Flint McEwen

Fave Superhero: His father Jerey McEwen. Favorite Movie: 8 Seconds or The Heat. Fave TV Show: Bering Sea Gold. Fave Meal / Dessert: Pizza / Oreo Pudding. Fave Rodeo Event: Calf Riding. Fave Book:...

The 'eye' that got away... Oh well

After a lifetime of crying over the ones that got away, I’m finally at peace with all those lost fish. They were simply meant to be. Fishing last week with my friend Mike on the Big Dry Arm of Fort...

A Letter to COVID

If I could write a letter To Covid-19 And explain how I’m feeling, Here is how it’d read: Dear Covid-19, Why are you here? No offense to you, But I wish you’d disappear. All you bring is worry, Along with pain and stress. Don’t do you know...

Info sought on Roles from Landusky

Dear Editor, I am completing a nonfiction history book on Montana “disasters” that will be published in coming months by Farcountry Press in Helena. One of the stories in the book is about the July 1936 fire in the Little Rockies that killed...

Use it or lose it

When the rubber hits the road is when winners are eventfully crowned and couple that with the adage of "use it or lose it" states, it's time to head to the Villa Theatre in Malta and buy some tickets because it could possibly be now, or never....

COVID-19 Wake Up Call

Dear Editor, The COVID-19 viral pandemic seems to have caught our population unprepared. Global Free Trade leaves us susceptible to another viral pandemic--foot and mouth disease (FMD). Fresh and frozen meat from enzootic (infected) countries can...

Donald "Donny" Earl Ereaux

Donald “Donny” Earl Ereaux, 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Recitation of the rosary took place on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 10 a.m. followed by the...

Marlene Rae (Erickson) Freitag

Marlene Rae (Erickson) Freitag 81 years old, died of natural causes at the Hi-line Retirement Center of Malta, Mont., in the early hours of Saturday, May 16, 2020. A Graveside Service will be held on...

Edward Lee Solberg

Edward Lee Solberg, 78, passed away Monday, May 18th, 2020, at his home in Dodson, Mont. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 30th, at 2 p.m. at the Hillside Cemetery north of Dodson. Edward...

Legal Ads for May 27, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE All 2020 Personal Property tax statements in Phillips County have been mailed. The 2020 Personal Property taxes are due in one payment by 5:00 p.m. on or before June 30, 2020. If the taxes are...

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