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  • Memories for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Apr 17, 2024

    1 yrs ago April 16, 2014 The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office and Agents from the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the residence of Malanie Miller in Malta. She was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs (Felony) with the Intent to Distribute (Felony), Criminal Child Endangerment (Felony), Criminal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). She was held on $100,000 bond. Five candidates have filed for two positions on the Malta School Board. Running for a position are Beth Welch, Gaelen C...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Apr 10, 2024

    1 yrs ago Apr. 9, 2014 For three years, the City has been chasing the elusive “phantom” smell that plagues the downtown area. It is a mystery as to the cause or general location; they just know something is rotten in…downtown Malta. The Alpha Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma hosted an awards program for their annual creative writing contest. This year’s essay topic was “volunteerism.” The third and fourth grade winners were: Addy Anderson, Kirsta Meisdalen, Nikki Nicholson, Brylee French, Emma Harms, Kevin Missildine, Aiden Kaasa, Trin...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 3, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Apr 3, 2024

    1 yrs ago Apr. 2, 2014 Featured in the PCN “Senior Highlight” was Eva Oxarart, who shared that her favorite movie was “any western with John Wayne,” and as a retired rancher and wife, said her favorite meal was anything with beef. Lloyd Baeth, Clair Waters, Roy Baeth, Kathy Waters, Dan Lowney and Cliff Johnson were pictured with a restored 1937 Model B John Deere tractor on the floor at Lloyd’s Auto. After getting bites of interest in his business, Hanson Lumber, that didn’t materialize, Digger was finally able to sell the store to Joyce an...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 27, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Mar 27, 2024

    1 yrs ago Mar. 26, 2014 Pat Doucette was presented with a 10-year Length of Service Award by Craig Pajum Electronic Systems Analyst and Matt Moorman, Observation Program Leader at the National Weather Service office in Glasgow, MT. Dale and Janet Veseth received a 15-year Length of Service Award from the National Weather Service for their dedicated service recording and reporting daily weather. Paul and Marie Score announced the engagement of their daughter, Lynette, to Ron Burg. Lynette is the granddaughter of Pete and Clarabel Score and the...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 20, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Mar 20, 2024

    1 yrs ago Mar. 19, 2014 Malta Chamber members held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Robin’s Roost in Malta. The store is owned by Susan Higgins and April Peigneux. Malta High School Supt. Kris Kuehn, calling it “food for thought”, approached the board about asking voters to approve a mill levy that would raise $100,000 a year for each of five years. Malta High School graduate Chad Cebulski, a junior at UGF, wrestled his way to fourth place at the NAIA National Championship in Topeka, Kansas; this helped the Argos to a sec...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 13, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Mar 13, 2024

    1 yrs ago Mar. 12, 2014 Willis McKeon, 92, a WWII Army Veteran and retired attorney, passed away with his family at his side. Colter Salveson was this year’s Youngest Top Hand winner at the annual Wagon Train Feed. He was awarded the Red Bandana in honor of the late Darci Miller of Canada. The Montana Community Preservation Alliance fundraiser was held at the Lucky Bullet, and the fundraiser took in about $2,800 in donations. The group is still a ways from achieving their goal of providing No Monument / No Free Roaming Buffalo signs. Ron a...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 6, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Mar 6, 2024

    1 yrs ago Mar. 5, 2014 Curtis and Bonnie Starr retired from the PCN after 29 years in Malta. The new editor, Mark Hebert, took over with a “promise to build on the past.” Levi Tatafu joined the Phillips County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy. He and his wife, Julie, are both graduates of Nashua; they have two children. Little Mylle Clark, along with Kenny Clark and Kyle Wasson, were pictured in the PCN displaying prize items for the Loring Volunteer Fire Department Raffle. The Malta Head Start children participated in February’s “I Love to R...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 28, 2024

    Kenzie LaBrie: "It went pretty good. The FFA set up the different color wars during the week. I helped out by serving at the breakfast." Kaden Green: "It was really quite fun; there were a few more older people (& FFA alumni) than in the past; there was more participation. I enjoyed visiting the 7th and 8th graders at the workshop for new members. I'm looking forward to the State FFA meeting in Billings." AJ Marquis: "Things ran smoothly and it was a great way to give back to the community. My...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 28, 2024

    1 yrs Feb. 26, 2014 Don Nevrivy celebrated his birthday on Feb. 20th by making a donation to the American Red Cross Blood Drive. He donated his 85th unit of blood; community-minded, he donated all his blood at the Malta drives. It seemed like business as usual for the Malta M-ettes who won the conference and district tournament this year. They did so by blowing past the Glasgow Lady Scotties 54-19 in the semi-finals on Friday and defeating the Wolf Point Lady Wolves 53-33 for the championship the next day. Admitting afterward she’d never h...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 21, 2024

    1 yrs ago Feb. 19, 2014 Coming back to Malta from different directions, each having different ties, Anna (Barthelmess) and Cliff Merriman chose Malta and were “Coming home…;” they brought their daughter, Courtney, and son, Beau. Channing Mavencamp of Saco High School was initiated as a new member of the National Honor Society. The sister act in basketball was playing out between sisters, Mercedes and Sophia Stiles, as the Malta M-ettes team up for action on the court. Veteran teacher, Vic Schumacher, after the Malta School Board did not vote...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, February 14, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 14, 2024

    Rio Oxarart: "I was towel boy at the state wrestling; it was pretty cool watching Chaka Schipman win the state championship. It was pretty cool 'cuz he's a junior and most are seniors." Calvin Squires (also towel boy): "It was pretty cool being down on the mats and watching the older people wrestle and it was pretty cool watching Chaka win. He beat a really good kid that he knew he could beat, he just had to concentrate on the match ." Leslie Schipman (Chaka's mom): "It was awesome, we're very...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 14, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 14, 2024

    1 yrs ago Feb. 12, 2014 Zach Cole, son of Wink and Terri Cole in Dodson, was promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, while deployed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Developer Mark Ereaux has converted the basement of the Marian Hills Golf Course Club House and Tin Cup Restaurant and Bar into an indoor archery range. Archers were invited to use it free of charge through March 1. Local dentist, Dr. Michael Veseth, as part of the “Give Kids a Smile Day,” was offering free dental care. Veseth is president of the Montana Dental Association. Ten...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 7, 2024

    1 yrs ago Feb. 5, 2014 “I had to pinch myself again this morning,” said local volunteer resident, Laura Pankratz. She had submitted a grant that was successful for $495,000 to build a walking bridge across Hwy 2 along the Milk River. Former Malta M-ette Bobbi Knudsen continued to add to her legacy as she was selected for the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Team. This is her third year for this honor. Greg Oxarart was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock to serve as a member of the Montana Grass Conservation Commission. Sonny Obrecht of...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 31, 2024

    Brylee LaFountain: "I like wrestling because it's really fun and you get to meet lots of people and you get a chance to go lots of places." Fletcher Spencer: "Wrestling is fun because you get to see a lot of friends." Lyla Warren: "I like wrestling because its's kind of an exercise for me and I like to exercise!" Chet Prestwich: "I like wrestling because you can pin people. I placed third yesterday."...

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 31, 2024

    1 yrs ago Jan. 29, 2014 Proud of our local guy Greg Kielb, the voice of the Malta Mustangs and M-ettes received a citation from the Montana High School Activities Association (MHSA) for his “significant contribution” to high school sports. Rough calculations indicate in his 40 year career, Kielb has announced over 250 regular season football games and over 1,200 games for Malta boys and girls basketball teams. He has also called Class C games in the county, and 35 state championship games. When the rhetoric had subsided, Big Fork claimed the s...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 24, 2024

    Ken Blunt: It was the winter of 1978-79. The roads were blocked for extended periods of time. We were snowed in for over 30 days...snow was at the top of the wire fences. Myrtle Hould: We had lots of snow when I was a child, LOTS of snow. My brother Seymour was the oldest, (of 10 children) and Mother had knit a long scarf that we all hung on to and would help each other up when we fell...sometimes we fell deliberately and we would giggle. The snow was so deep. One year (1970's) Denver had to...

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 24, 2024

    1 yrs ago Jan. 24, 2014 The Villa Theatre is scheduled to open on Feb. 8, under new ownership. Vicki and Jim Truelove, the new owners signed the paperwork to become the owners of the 60-year-old business. After 25 years as the Malta Mustang defensive coordinator and one year as head coach, Tad Schye has stepped down from his spot on the coaching staff. The life membership in the Malta 4067 VFW Post had its biggest boost when seven members of the Cummings family became life members. They include Raymond, Robert, Don, Richard, Thomas, James and...

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 17, 2024

    1 yrs ago Jan. 22, 2014 Five downtown Malta merchants attended the city council meeting and told the council that something has to be done about the sewer smell that comes and goes inside and outside their businesses and is bad enough that employees sometimes get sick. At the monthly meeting on Jan. 6. the Dodson Town Council discussed the situation of unpaid water bills that are causing great concern. Currently, there are six to eight users who are three months delinquent on their bill. Attempts to locate the shutoff valves earlier were unsuc...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 10, 2024

    Question: Did you make a New Year's Resolution and if so, how is it going? Kenzie LaBrie: No, I didn't make one and I don't know why. Blake Tharp: No. I really didn't want to make a resolution. Hudson Simons: Yes! I made a resolution to get better grades and it's going good so far. I have good grades this semester. Samme Gibbs: I did make a resolution – to wake up at 6:30 every morning and it failed (the first day!)....

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 10, 2024

    1 yrs ago Jan. 8, 2014 Senior Zach Handley scored 28 points-- 13 of them in the third period when he canned a trio of treys-- to lead Malta to a 66-39 home-court win over the Harlem Wildcats. Malta resident Billy Froman had a winter thrill when he landed a 33-inch long walleye at Nelson Reservoir using tip-ups. The fish weighed 14.5 pounds. Behind his humble, reverend-like appearance, funeral director Greg Kirkwood harbors a not-so-secret desire. He likes to go fast. He is the President of the Phillips County Motorsports Inc., which holds...

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 3, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 3, 2024

    1 yrs ago Dec. 31, 2013 The Malta City Council, upon the recommendation of Mayor Shyla Jones, voted to reappoint Carolyn Schmoeckel as clerk/treasurer and John Demarais as public works director. Both appointments are for one year. William and Carol Hofer of the East Malta Colony announce the arrival of Asher John Hofer, born Dec. 24, in Glasgow. Selected as Snowball Royalty were King Kelin King and Queen Mariah Pankratz. The Billings Clinic MedFlight’s pilot transporting you might happen to be Andrea (Robinson) McCaffree, formerly of Z...

  • Memories for Wednesday, December 27, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Dec 27, 2023

    1 yrs ago Dec. 24, 2013 American Legion members Ken Wiederrick, David Wilkes, Jim Sintler and Gary Faydo presented a check for $500 to the Boys and Girls Club. What do Col. Sanders, Coca Cola and Wade Hasler have in common? They all have a secret recipe ingredient. In Wade’s case, the secret ingredient is in his dad’s (Bud Hasler) homemade Roquefort Dip. Sen. Max Baucus has nominated Jake French of Choteau for acceptance into the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. Four residents of the Hi-Line Retirement Center were int...

  • Memories for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Dec 20, 2023

    1 yrs ago Dec. 18, 2013 Turk Salsbery displayed his knowledge of the world by winning the Malta Elementary Geography Bee; runner up was Marcus Knudsen. Jim Sintler had resigned as maintenance man for the city, and a coffee and cake reception was held in his honor. Zora (age 7) and Linden (age 5) Holt performed a delightful Christmas play for the Tallow Creek and Content audience. They were assisted by their teacher, Conni French, and community members in singing carols, as well. Winning matches at the Glasgow Invitational were Keenan Schipman,...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Dec 13, 2023

    Averee Matthews: "I remember! It was the year I got my phone!" Layla Messerly: "I got an archery bow for Christmas from my older sister and that's probably my favorite; I've been doing that since I was eight or nine." Supt. Steve Bucks: "I remember when I was little, my dad got this great big tree. It would barely fit in our living room, but we had a cathedral ceiling – so it was smack dab in the middle of the living room and we had a little path to walk on each side of it...but we had a T...

  • Memories for Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Dec 13, 2023

    1 yrs Dec. 11, 2013 Sapphire Avenue in Hillcrest took on a new look as the Eric Wilke family adorned their yard with decorations and lights that danced to music broadcast over an FM radio signal. The Geography Bee netted five contestants as finalists for each of the fourth and fifth grades. The fourth graders were Kyle Johannesen, Gavin Benge, Kevin Missildine, Oren Mackey and Austin Bunk. The fifth graders selected were Turk Salsbery, Marcus Knudsen, Pierce Mortenson, Peyton Jones and Korin Longknife. Nellie Ereaux won the award for the most...

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