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 By Krista Fahlgren    News    October 28, 2020 

Phillips County COVID-19 Update as of October 26

As of Monday, October 26, The Phillips County Health Department reports two new positive cases of COVID-19 cases in the county. That brings the number of active cases to twenty, and the number of total cases to 163, with 143 recoveries. While 11...

 
 By Krista Fahlgren    News    October 28, 2020 

Dodson Schools faces second quarter changes to Learning Format

Dodson Schools has changed the learning format for the second quarter.  Due to the large ongoing spike of positive COVID cases on the neighboring Ft. Belknap Reservation, a large number of our...

 
 By Krista Fahlgren    News    October 28, 2020 

BOO!!!! Halloween Events around the County affected by COVID

Due to the current public health concerns and restrictions, several planned activities around the county have had to be canceled or modified this Halloween. There will be no procession of terrible goblins, tiny members of KISS, or cute fuzzy bunnies...

 

City Council vote 'no' on chickens, bridge update

The City Council got straight down to business at the first City Council meeting in October. City Manager provided an update on the Public Works department, relaying that work continues as the crews...

 

Oktoberfest and Scrip Kickoff is October 29th

While the weather this week may seem like we’ve been cheated out of the glory days of fall and sent straight to winter, luckily we have time to celebrate the harvest and start prepping to spoil our loved ones thanks our Malta banks, The Malta Area...

 

Join together to celebrate National Unity Day on October 21st

As National Bullying Prevention month comes to a close, resident Kelly Cederberg would like to invite the community to stand together against bullying, and community united by their dedication to kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. The “ask” is...

 

Sally Demarais-Smith found dead in Great Falls

Sadly, the search for Sally Demarais Smith has ended, according to Sheriff Jesse Slaughter of the Cascade County Sheriff and Coroner’s office in a news release on Sunday night, October 11th. "Today...

 

As State COVID 19 cases surge, Phillips County remains under Mask Mandate

As of October 12, 2020, 423 new cases of COVID cases were reported in Montana, bringing the statewide total to 19,125 with a total recovered caseload of 11,481. Currently, 904 Montanans are hospitalized with the virus, and 11,481 patients are...

 

PC EMTs working to become essential service

In the United States, only 11 states have made Emergency Medical Services an essential service. In coordination with Emergency Medical providers across the state, Phillips County EMT Coordinator Rhei Tharp is working to change this in Montana. All...

 

Evangelists Roy and Arlene Brewer return to Malta

Roy and Arlene Brewer have been ministering to local residents and around the world since the 1960s. They will return on Monday, October 18 to once again speak at the Assembly of God Church during a four-day stay with events at the church each day....

 

Pie Social to be held for Hinsdale Legion Monument

Residents and friends of Hinsdale are invited to a pie social to on Sunday, October 18th, from 2-5 p.m. to raise funds to repair the monument at Hinsdale’s Legion Park, or the Legion Hall in case...

 

Search Continues for former Malta Resident

Sally Jane Demarais-Smith, Malta High School Class of 1986, was last seen on the afternoon of Friday, September 25th at her home in Great Falls, Mont. The Great Falls Police Department, her friends,...

 

Woolen Hemp Mill, Hi-Line Kitchen Host EMS/EMT fundraiser and BBQ

It was a beautiful day for a BBQ on Saturday when Malta’s newest business, Woolen Hemp Mill, and Hi-Line Kitchen, and many other local businesses teamed up to raise over $2,500 for Malta’s Emergency Medical Services and Technicians. Thayne and...

 

Villa Theatre Reopens, Thanks Sponsors

When The Villa opened its doors on October 2nd, they did it knowing that they could keep them open for the entire month thanks to some generous local businesses. "We had just been throwing around the...

 

Old Milk River Bridge at Trafton Park may see new life on trails

Fallon Handley was celebrating her wedding anniversary in Fort Benton when she got the idea. "I fell in love with their repurposed pedestrian bridge, and I wanted to help create something like that...

 

Malta City Council recap: Department heads give updates

At the bi-weekly meeting of the Malta City Council on September 22, Public Works Director Jim Truelove reported that a Minnesota company had removed the scrap metal from the City landfill. The DEQ Sanitary Survey has been completed, and the report...

 

City of Malta to begin hydrant flushing, alley maintenance

Malta Mayor John Demarais enjoyed the Homecoming Parade from outside of the Phillips County News office last week and shared some important information in the process. The City’s hydrants will be flushed beginning on Wednesday, September 30th, to...

 

Auntie K starts chasing you, and then Apologizes And Various Other Things

The number one question I’ve been asked since starting at the PCN has been whether or not we would bring back the “People on the Street” feature, made famous by the legendary Anti Mary Ann Dooner, and later, the infamous John Degal. Honestly,...

 

National Night Out to Be Held October 6th in Malta

The Malta Emergency Services, Phillips County Sheriff’s Department and Malta Fire Department will be holding a meet and greet in Trafton Park on October 6th at 6 pm in conjunction with the National Night Out, which promotes police and community par...

 

PhillCo presents Reimaging Rural Series

Malta and Phillips County was one of 25 communities accepted to participate in a series of virtual statewide gatherings called Reimagining Rural. This series is designed to bring people together who are passionate about creating vibrant, robust...

 

Malta City Council recap

At the first Malta City Council meeting for September, Malta Public Works Director Jim Truelove reported that the City Crew had been working on a sewage issue that would require another dig on Malta...

 

Malmend takes Top Prize at Craig Mangis Memorial

Emotions were as high as the flags when the lights came on at the Trafton Park Arena Saturday for the Craig Mangis Memorial Rodeo. One flag, in particular, had special meaning, having been handmade...

 

Malta Public School Board holds first meeting of 20-21

Publisher’s Note: On Saturday, September 12, Malta Public Schools announced the elementary school was notified that “individuals associated with the District had tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Phillips County Health Department,...

 

Villa Theatre to reopen in October, future depends on community support

The Villa Theatre will reopen under Phase 3 guidelines on Friday, October 2nd, with a tentative showing of "Wonder Woman 1984", announces manager Angel Kent. Due to the pandemic, masks will be...

 

Malta City Council Recap

At the final Malta City Council meeting for August, Malta City Clerk Lorie Bond asked the Council per-mission to open the City’s gym and weight room once positive COVID-19 in Phillips County got under a total of four, which —as of Sunday, Septemb...

 

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