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  • Community Need Exceeds Available Funds

    Anne Boothe, Phillips County Community Foundation|May 15, 2024

    Over $30,000 in grant requests to the Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) were received for projects impacting Malta, Saco, Dodson and Zortman. The review committee was overwhelmed with the quality of projects and the financial need to complete them. PCCF thanks everyone for their submittal and is pleased to announce the following awards: -Phillips County 4H - $2000 to assist with their project to rebuild the overhang at their fair cookshack and transition to a metal structure which will require less maintenance and continue to provide...

  • Into the World of Dinosaur Mummy

    Anne Boothe, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum|May 15, 2024

    The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum is excited to launch their new exhibit “Into the World of the Dinosaur Mummy” on Saturday, May 18th with free admission and a special showcase beginning at 4 p.m. Utilizing tourism grant funds from the Montana Department of Commerce Eastern Montana Initiative, the project invested in technologies to develop an interactive wall exhibit, a marketing plan that included an updated website and social media campaign for an augmented exhibit focused on the Mummy Dinosaur, Leonardo. Discovered in Phillips County in 200...

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

    Anne Boothe, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum|Apr 24, 2024

    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 Community Foundation (PCCF) small community grant applications are due April 30

    Anne Boothe, Phillips County Community Foundation|Apr 17, 2024

    The Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) is currently inviting applications to their small community grants program. The Foundation seeks to fund creative and collaborative community projects (not events or sponsorships) that will have broad benefit to residents and/or communities in Phillips County, Montana. The Foundation hopes to fund several worthy projects throughout the county. The application process is a simple letter of request that includes the entity name and contact information, your organizations goals or mission and a... Full story

  • PCCF Had Over $10,000 in Contributions, and Invites Local Applications for Grants

    Anne Boothe, Phillips County Community Foundation|Mar 20, 2024

    Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) announces over $10,000 in annual contributions to local nonprofits from the Montana Community Foundation AND invites local applications for small grants. April 30, 2024, is the deadline to apply. PCCF in partnership with the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) continues to build a permanent charitable endowment and community savings account for current projects and future generations. In addition to contributions from the PCCF endowment, earnings were distributed recently from MCF to the following desi...

  • GPDM Year in Review

    Anne Boothe, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum|Jan 3, 2024

    7 has been a significant year for GPDM with the biggest news being that our famous Leonardo, “the mummy dinosaur” became an international traveler and is now on exhibit and under study at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Fukui Japan. We are in the final stages of installing a new innovative exhibit that will connect us to Leonardo and Fukui via an interactive digital display. We’ve also partnered with the City of Malta and Bear Paw Development in a planning grant application that would help us plan & explore options for growth and e...

  • "Leonardo", the 'Mummy' Dinosaur makes his appearance in Fukui City, Japan

    Anne Boothe, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum|Apr 19, 2023

    The rare 'mummified' Brachylophosaurus fossil specimen known as "Leonardo" has made a long journey from Malta, Montana to the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Fukui near the Sea of Japan. This journey included a detour and a ten-year stay at the Children's Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana where "Leonardo" was the star of the museum's Dinosphere exhibition. The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum (GPDM) shares ownership of the fossil with the Hammond Fossil Farm, whose members own the land in...

  • St. Mary's Harvest Dinner and Bazaar slated for November 6

    Anne Boothe, St. Marys Catholic Church|Oct 19, 2022

    St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Malta will host its annual fall dinner and bazaar on Sunday, November 6th, 2022. Everyone is invited to enjoy a homestyle turkey dinner with all the trimmings and pie dessert. There will also be a craft and bake goods table and final tickets for a raffle featuring the grand prize of a ½ beef, and other prizes including a handmade quilt Blackstone grill and a gift basket of handmade items will be on sale. Meal service begins in the spacious church dining room at 11:30 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Adults are $1...

  • Woodruff takes inaugural position in Miami

    Anne Boothe, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum|Jun 29, 2022

    We are making a bittersweet announcement to our members, partners and community that Dr. Cary Woodruff has left employment with the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum (GPDM) and has taken a new position as the inaugural Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Frost Science in Miami Florida. This is a very exciting opportunity for Cary and we wish him only the very best in this endeavor. Dr. Woodruff will continue to serve as a paleontology advisor to GPDM on designated projects until we are able to...

  • Japan Paleontology Researchers visit GPDM

    Submitted by Anne Boothe, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum|Jun 1, 2022

    Dr. Masa Shibata and Dr. Takuya Imai, paleontology researchers from the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum located in Katsuyama, Japan recently visited the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and historic fossil sites in addition to museums in eastern Montana, North Dakota and Indiana learning about fossils discovered within the Judith River and other land formations. While in Malta the researchers joined special friends of GPDM for a dinner where both enjoyed a great beef steak and Montana microbrew...

  • June 20 is deadline to apply for PCCF Grant Loan

    Anne Boothe, P. C. Community Foundation|Jun 1, 2022

    The Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce they are accepting applications for their 2022 grant program. The Foundation seeks to fund creative and collaborative community projects (not events or sponsorships) that will benefit the residents and/or communities in Phillips County, Montana. The Foundation hopes to fund several worthy projects that meet their simple guidelines. To apply for a PCCF Community Grant, please submit a simple letter of request to PCCF and include the following information: 1)Name, address,...

  • HLRC receives $10,000 grant from PCCF

    Anne Boothe, Phillips County Community Foundation|Jan 5, 2022

    The Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) recently secured Covid-19 Funds for Rural Resiliency in the amount of $8800 through the Montana Community Foundation and regranted funds to benefit HiLine Retirement Center in Malta. PCCF contributed an additional $1200 to make a total grant award of $10,000. According to PCCF board member, Anne Boothe "the regranting project has dedicated all funds to the retention and recruitment of workforce at HLRC impacted by Covid-19. Funds will be used to...

  • PC Community Foundation to hold Annual Meeting

    Anne Boothe, Phillips County Community Foundation|Apr 21, 2021

    The Annual Meeting of the Philips County Community Foundation (PCCF) will be held on Monday, April 26th at 5 P.M. at the Marian Hills Tin Cup in Malta. Maggie Sullivan, Program Associate with the Montana Community Foundation will join the meeting virtually to provide inspiration on the importance of giving locally to charitable funds and endowment building. PCCF will provide a financial update on all funds held in trust along with electing new board members and officers for the coming year. 2021 grant checks will be presented to Malta Girl...

  • GPDM to host community planning event this Saturday

    Anne Boothe, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum Board Member|Mar 10, 2021

    The staff and Board of Directors for the Judith River Foundation, Inc, dba the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum (GPDM) in Malta invites their members and any interested community members to join them in a Strategic Planning effort that will help them set direction and priorities for the organization in the coming months and future years. GPDM Board Member Anne Boothe states “We’re excited to start this process and stress the importance of involving the Malta and Phillips County community.” Adding that “the right strategic plan will help us priorit...

  • PCCF announces funding support toward community efforts in Phillips County

    Anne Boothe, Phillips County Community Foundation|Mar 10, 2021

    The Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce funding support of community efforts that are working to ensure a strong future for Phillips County. Projects recently funded by the Foundation include Malta Girl Scouts Troops 3994 and 3995 in partnership with the Montana Girl Scout Council. Funds, in the amount of $1,000 will help open up and renovate “Scout House” space to accommodate over 20 girls from the combined troops at their bi-monthly meetings. An additional $250 in grant funds will be used to help offset mem...

  • 'Bursting in Blooms' flower show blooms at 104th PC Fair

    Anne Boothe, PCN Correspondent|Aug 14, 2019

    "Bursting in Blooms", a patriotic-themed standard flower show presented by the Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club was recently held in conjunction with the Phillips County Fair. A total of 272 entries were made by 60 entrants in the Horticulture Category with Cindi Salveson receiving the Horticulture Excellence award for her outstanding red Maltese Cross flower entry. Toni Ziegler received the Sweepstakes Award and Kathy Waters took home the Award of Merit. A total of 60 entries were made by 19...

  • MOI executive, board still leaning toward renovations

    Anne Boothe, PCN Correspondent|Jul 12, 2017

    Over the past two years the Board of Directors and Executive, Director Don Nevrivy of Malta Opportunities, Inc. has been engaged in a planning process and worked with Ballantyne Design Associates (an Architect firm from Fort Benton, Mont.) to prepare a Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR) which assessed the conditions and potential alterations to its Day Activity Center located on the corner of Central Ave (also US 191) and 3rd Street in Malta. Funding for the PAR was provided in part by an...

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