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  • Memories for Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Jun 29, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Local Athletes do well at Opheim Rodeo Phillips County Rodeo contestants did well at the Opheim Rodeo on Sunday. Guy Simanton of Whitewater, won the Saddle Bronc with a 64, and Alex Burnham of Saco, placed 4th with a 53. Jace Bishop, of Malta, won the Junior Breakaway with a 3.6. Justinn Marshall of Saco, won the Ladies Breakaway, with a 3.6, and Kirsty Stewart, of Malta, was 2nd with a 5.0. Isaac Farcia of Saco won the Bull Riding with a score of 81. Brenna Krueger, of Zortman, won the Junior Barrels,...

  • Memories for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Jun 22, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Malta District purchases Blue Bird bus The Malta School District is getting into the bus business. The district has purchased a 1999 Blue Bird coach bus from Bouma Truck Sales in Great Falls for $63,500. Malta trustees gave their permission for the purchase at last week’s board meeting. Supt. Kris Kuehn said the district hopes to have enough money left in the general fund at the end of June when the fiscal year ends to fund the purchase. District Business Manager Jane Knudsen said Monday it appears the...

  • Memories for Wednesday, June 8, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Jun 8, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Colgate Country Showdown Winners of KMMR’s annual country music talent show Friday night at the Malta High School auditorium were Tricia LaBrie, first place; Third Wheel, consisting of Daniel Morton, Kerri Morton, and Jeremy Beasley, second place; and Vince Mace, third place. LaBrie received the $500 prize and the opportunity to compete in the state competition in Great Falls. Second place was $200 and third $100. A total of eight contestants performed two numbers each. Three Penguins compete at State C T...

  • Memories for Wednesday, June 1, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Jun 1, 2022

    10 Years Ago – May 30, 2012 Retiring principal ran out of gas, stayed 31 years If principal and teacher John Roberts’ former students were writing his epitaph on some future day, what would he like it to say? “I would like them to think I treated them fairly and with respect,” said Principal Roberts, who will retire at the end of the month. Principal Roberts, who taught at Malta High School for 22 years before becoming an administrator nine years ago, won’t be saying goodbye completely. He plans to continue teaching an advanced...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|May 25, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Hometown girl makes good as teacher It’s an old expression, but it holds true in this case. Born and raised in Malta, Mary Lundstrom graduated after studying at Carroll College in Helena and MSU Northern-Havre, with a degree in elementary education. “I always knew I was going to college and education fit me. I like kids,” she said. “I’ve always liked my job.” Four years after graduating from Malta High School, she married Art Lundstrom and worked with him part-time at the family’s furniture...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|May 18, 2022

    10 Years Ago – May 16, 2012 Graduation speaker maintains ties with students Don’t be surprised if veteran teacher Patti Webb gets a little emotional Sunday afternoon when she delivers the commencement address at Malta High School. Webb, who will retire at the end of the school year after teaching for 30 years, was selected by the 56 students of the Class of 2012 to be the commencement speaker. “I’ve taught some of the students in this class for four years at different grade levels (1st, 6th, 7th, and 8th). I think that’s why they thou...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|May 11, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Malta and Dodson election result… Malta voters approved all three levy resolutions Tuesday in the Malta School election. Voters gave strong support (524 For 374 Against) to a $73,314 general fund budget resolution which will be used to purchase activity buses for the district. They also voted to increase a Technology Depreciation Fund by $30,000 annually. A third resolution, which will raise $32,000 a year for a building reserve fund for five years to help pay to fix a roofing problem also passed. In the...

  • Memories for May 4, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|May 4, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Tallow Creek closing back before the board The Malta School Board will meet in a special session tonight (May 2) to consider a motion to close the Tallow Creek School. The school board currently has a motion before it to close the last rural school in south Phillips County, but has tabled it twice to gather additional information. Supt. Kris Kuehn told the PCN the current school board has been dealing with the issue for several years and he feels they should have the opportunity to act before the May 8...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Apr 27, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Shawn Bleth is the new middle school principal Shawn Bleth, a teacher in the Malta School District, has been appointed to serve as the middle school principal, a part-time position. The Malta Board of Education approved the appointment last week at their monthly meeting. Mr. Bleth will succeed Scott King, who has been chosen to be the new high school principal when current principal John Roberts retires at the end of his current contract in May. Mr. Bleth currently teaches government, U.S. History,...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Apr 20, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Shawn Bleth is the new middle school principal Shawn Bleth, a teacher in the Malta School District, has been appointed to serve as the middle school principal, a part-time position. The Malta Board of Education approved the appointment last week at their monthly meeting. Mr. Bleth will succeed Scott King, who has been chosen to be the new high school principal when current principal John Roberts retires at the end of his current contract in May. Mr. Bleth currently teaches government, U.S. History,...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Apr 13, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, April 11, 2012 484th Military Police Company to deploy Public departure ceremony for friends, family Monday, 4 p.m. in Billings The Montana Army National Guard’s 484th Military Police Company is scheduled to leave Montana next week, en route to its mobilization station at Fort Bliss. The unit is deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 484th MP Co. is a subordinate unit of the 190th Combat Service Support Battalion, headquartered in Billings. The unit is having a public departure ceremony for friends an...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Apr 6, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Malta man volunteered as donor to help a friend; but now he’s helping a stranger Malta resident Derek Davis, 27, signed up for the bone marrow transplant registry several years ago hoping to beat the odds and save the life of his friend. This morning he entered a hospital in Berkeley, Ca., hoping to save the life of a complete stranger. After having received five injections over as many days to prepare him for the harvesting of his white blood cells, Davis was scheduled to undergo the six-hour procedure...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 30, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Mar 30, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Pavilion re-build draws 10 bidders; Clausen & Sons submits apparent low bid: $1,640,000 Ten companies made bids Tuesday to be the firm that will build the 150’ x 240’ replacement for the Milk River Pavilion. The apparent low bid was submitted by Clausen and Sons Construction of Havre. They submitted a base bid of $1,640,000 with a bid of $40,530 for open frame bleachers which is included in their base bid. County commissioners voted to take the bids under advisement so their architect Kevin Nelson of...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 23, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Mar 23, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, March 21, 2012 City backs $6.4 million water system project The Malta City Council met Monday night and endorses a draft report by a Great Falls engineering firm hired by the city to evaluate the state of its water system. The council also voted to support the firm’s recommended alternative, a rehabilitation project with an estimated price tag of $6,441,000 that would require water rates to be raised $14.91 to an average of $36.41 a month. The project would replace approximately 26,460 linear feet of pipe that has a...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 16, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Mar 16, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Scott King to be new Malta High principal Middle School principal Scott King will be the new principal of Malta High School. A recommendation by Supt. Kris Kuehn that Mr. King be reassigned to the high school principal post drew unanimous support from the Malta School District at their meeting Tuesday night. Mr. King will fill the vacancy created by the announcement of current high school principal John Roberts that he will retire at the end of his contract at the end of May after serving in the post for...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 9, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Mar 9, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Oxarart named the new president of Independence Bank branch Independence Bank is pleased to announce Cody Oxarart was recently promoted to the position of Branch President in Malta. He will begin his new position in Malta on March 26. Oxarart is currently a Loan Officer at Independence Bank in Glasgow. He will fill the position created by the resignation of Nate Simons, who has been the Branch President in Malta for several years and is leaving to pursue a full-time career in farming and ranching....

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Mar 2, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, February 29, 2012 On To State! Mustangs Open Against Whitehall For the first time since 1999, the Malta Mustangs are going to state. A 44-38 victory over the Fairfield Eagles Saturday night in the Northern Divisional championship game ended the drought. The Mustangs run up against Whitehall, the number three team from the southern division at 2 p.m. at the state tournament at MSU-Bozeman. “They’re a very deliberate team,” Malta coach David Costin said Monday. “They like a slower pace and they’re going to play...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 23, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Feb 23, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, February 22, 2012 New principal to come from within the district A new Malta High School Principal will be selected from within the ranks. That was the decision of the Malta School Board last week. The board met in a special meeting to formally accept the resignation of Principal John Roberts, who plans to retire at the end of his contract at the end of May. Mr. Roberts has served as principal for nine years. Supt. Kris Kuehn said he hopes to recommend a successor at the school board’s March 13 meeting. Supt Kuehn tol...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 16, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Feb 16, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Nutrition key to Malta’s Head Start meals Where’s the one place you’re guaranteed a filling, nutritious and wholesome meal? The Malta Head Start Program…Honest! Bonnie Ost has been cooking for the Head Start program for eight years (she’s been cooking since childhood when she was Bonnie Koss on the family ranch). Raising seven children (one a nephew), Bonnie has learned what children like to eat and brings that knowledge to her menus for the Head Start program. “The Child Adult Food Care Pr...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Feb 9, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, February 6, 2012 She’s back home…as a deputy sheriff After an absence of 11 years, LeeAnn Pekovitch has returned to Malta…but this time she’s packing a gun and a badge. When she graduated from Malta High School, LeeAnn (we’ll have to get used to calling her Deputy Pekovitch) attended Minot State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Forensic Chemistry. She’s currently working on her Master’s Degree in Criminology. Her first job, for...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Feb 2, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Quiet benefactor leaves $498,660 legacy to three Phillips County organizations Three Phillips County organizations were handed checks for $166,220.45 each last week thanks to the generosity of former Malta resident Henry Mulfinger. Receiving the checks were the Phillips County Hospital Association, Phillips County Historical Society Inc., and the Malta Lutheran Church. Mustangs host tournament; head off to Divisional battle The Malta Mustang wrestling squad heads off to Conrad Saturday for the Northern...

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 26, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss, PCN Staff|Jan 26, 2022

    10 Years Ago – 2012 Malta Speech, Drama takes third at Divisional meet The Malta Speech and Drama team took third place at Divisionals in Cut Bank on Saturday. This weekend, the team heads to the state meet in Billings hosted by Shepherd. Those who placed and are attending state are as follows: Skye McGinty- 1st in Expository, Justine Wright- 6th in Impromptu, Landon Score- 8th in Impromptu, Garrett Giblette- 5th in Memorized Public Address, Justin Paul- 6th in Original Oratory, Kim Perry- 1st in Serious Oral Interpretation, Amanda Mummy-...

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Jan 19, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Mortenson 2nd in state VFW contest Riley Mortenson won the VFW Post 4067 local Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest and placed second at the state level. She won with her essay on the topic “Does Patriotism Still Matter?” and will receive a plaque and a cash award. In the event the first-place winner is unable to proceed to the national level, Mortenson will move on to the national level. She is the daughter of Paul and Rachel Mortenson of Malta. The Patriot’s Pen program, sponsored by the Veterans of...

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 12, 2022

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Jan 12, 2022

    10 years ago- Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Speech team third at Fergus meet The Malta Speech and Drama Team competed at the Fergus High meet in Lewistown last Saturday, placing third in the Class B speech competition. The team brought home three individual firsts as D’Andre Haag placed first in Humorous Oral Interpretation; Skye McGinty was first in Expository and Garrett Giblette was first in Memorized Public Address. Justin Paul placed second in Original Oratory. Kim Perry was fourth in Serious Oral Interpretation; Landon Score was seventh i...

  • Memories for Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    Compiled by Mark Foss|Dec 29, 2021

    10 years ago- Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Senators nominate French to Us Academies Senator Max Baucus has nominated Jaclyn French of Malta to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. French is a senior at Malta High School. The senator nominated a total of 37 Montana seniors to the various military academies to which they have applied. Sen. Jon Tester also announced that he has nominated French to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where she has also made application. A nomination, usually from a member of Congress, is the first step in...

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