Week of May 22, 2024

  • 2024 Graduation Ceremonies Held Across Phillips County

    Kari Hould and Pierre Bibbs, PCN Staff and Publisher

    Last week the four high schools in Phillips County including Malta, Whitewater, Dodson, and Saco, held graduation ceremonies for their senior classes of 2024. Dodson started things off with their graduation ceremony on Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m., which featured graduations for the Class of 2024, Class of 2028 (Middle School), and Class of 2036 (Kindergarten). Whitewater started soon after, at 7 p.m. on Friday night, graduating their Class of 2024 and Class of 2028. Saco's graduation ceremony was...

  • "Now The Race Is On" For County Commissioner

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff

    Two candidates have filed for the position of County Commissioner for the upcoming election, ballots which are due by June 4th. Bruce Christofferson, incumbent, has filed for re-election, and is being opposed by Kip Young. Both have filed on the republican ticket, so the candidate winning the primary race will be declared the winner, and there will not need to be a run-off come November. So, yes, the race is on...and as of Wednesday, May 23, (aka "paper day"), there will be 13 days before the...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould

    10 yrs May 19, 2014 Malta golfer, Keenan VanWichen took the top honors of the 16th Annual Jack Brogan Memorial Golf Tournament at Marian Hills. He followed the footsteps of his brother, Spencer, who won the tournament twice in previous years. The tournament opened with “Amazing Grace” played on the bagpipes by Dr. Mike Gibson of Havre. Malta didn’t just hire any “Average Joe” for the job. Former standout coach and Athletic Director, Scott King, informed Nick Oxarart he is Malta’s newest head coach. Nick Oxarart will be the first...

  • Fort Peck Summer Theatre opens 55th season with The Sunshine Boys

    Hurray! At last Neil Simon's hit comedy will make its long-awaited FPST debut, after being cancelled just three days before opening night in 2020 due to COVID. Rivalry, memories, and lots of laughs are certain to resurface when a former vaudeville team grudgingly re-unites for a CBS Television Special! George Burns and Walter Matthau famously starred in the Oscar-winning film adaptation. The classic comedy will be directed by original Fort Peck Summer Theatre company member Neal Lewing who also...

  • Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    Rose Teske, P. C. Museum Curator

    On June 18, 1923, a Farm Bureau picnic was held on the Jansy Tieden farm at Valleytown, which was a community on Frenchman Creek. The Extension Department of Montana State College conducted demonstrations on methods of hitching and handling large horse teams, different kinds of harnesses, and methods of driving larger teams using different farm equipment. The object of the demonstration was to show farmers how to cultivate and seed their fields at a minimum expense and in a timely fashion so that they could successfully raise a crop on the...

Class C Track: All Teams To Be Respresented in Great Falls

Pierre Bibbs, Publisher

The Dodson, Saco and Whitewater teams each saw success at the Eastern C Divisional in Wolf Point on Thursday, May 16. Each team will be represented at the 2024 State C Track and Field Meet in Great Falls this weekend. The event starts on Thursday, May 23 through May 25. The Saco Lady Panthers placed highest amongst Phillips County teams, placing third with a score of 83 points. They were behind Savage who had 84.5 points, and Scobey who won the event with 118 points. "Though we might be few in...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, May 22, 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. (June 5) 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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