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 By Mark Foss    News    July 6, 2022

MSIP: King Lear in Trafton Park

On Wednesday, June 29, the curtain went up for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) version of King Lear. Before the show started, tour manager and actor Riley O'Toole, who has returned for his...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    July 6, 2022

City Council Receives First Report on City Pool for the Season

In a fairly straightforward meeting last Tuesday night, the city council got the first report on the City Pool by new manager Shay Garfield and assistant manager Izzy Siegle. They informed the...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 29, 2022

The Fair Must, Can, and Will Go On

After the damage done by the high wind storm on April 5 and 6 of this year, the question of will there be any grandstand events this year at the 107th Phillips Count Fair has been answered. Yes!! The...

 
 By Mark Foss    Business    June 29, 2022

Milk River Mocha has New Owners and is Open for Business

For all of those that have missed their drive-thru fix of caffeine on the west side of town at the corner of Hwy 2 and 191 North, the wait is over! New owners of Milk River Mocha, Matt and Shaelin...

 

Memories for Wednesday, June 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...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 22, 2022

King Lear Invades Trafton Park

On Wednesday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, which is celebrating its 50th year, will present King Lear. The tour, as always, started on June 15, with four nights of King...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 22, 2022

City Council Gets Update on Trafton Lift Station Cost

At the June 14 Malta City Council meeting, Mayor John Demarais and the council received word that the cost for the new Trafton Lift Station came in at $200,000 over the original bid. “This actually isn’t too bad,” said Mayor Demarais. “When...

 

Memories for Wednesday, June 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...

 
 By Mark Foss    Sports    June 22, 2022

Malta Swim Team Gets Going With Two Early Season Meets

The Malta Swim Team has had two early meets this season to get things going. On June 4 and 5, the team was in Harlem for the Harlem Invitational. On June 11 and 12, the team traveled to Chinook for that Invitational Meet. Malta head coach Darrow...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 15, 2022

Summer Fun Starts at the Malta Swimming Pool

The Malta City Pool opened last week with a bit of a delay due to cold and rainy weather. But things got going on Thursday, June 9, with the first day of open swimming! There is a new manager at the...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 15, 2022

Malta School Board Holds Its First Meeting of the Summer

It was pretty much business as usual for the Malta School Board of Trustees as they get everything ready for the summer months and start planning for the next school year. The trustees got their new committee assignments. Personnel will be Carter...

 
 By Mark Foss    Sports    June 15, 2022

Malta Swim Team Ready to Take on the Season

At the end of last season, then swimmer/coach Darrow Messerly was saying that he had really enjoyed his time with the swim team and was wishing them well in the years to follow. Fast forward to this year and now, just coach Messerly, is back at the...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 8, 2022

First State Bank's 20th Annual Car Show

A perfect day was the way many described Saturday, June 4. The weather was in the mid-70s, with good food, good music, and the number of entries in the car show that brought the numbers back to where...

 

Memories for Wednesday, June 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 Mort...

 
 By Mark Foss    Sports    June 8, 2022

Despite the Rain, PCMS gets First Points Race in 2022

After a perfect day on Saturday, June 4, for the test and tune session after the car show, the rain moved in overnight and had some wondering if the points racing on Sunday, June 5, would take place....

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 1, 2022

20th Annual Car Show Weekend Coming Up!

The 20th Annual Car Show, sponsored by The First State Bank in Malta will be held this coming weekend with many events planned to keep everyone entertained. The weekend will start on Friday, June 3,...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 1, 2022

Bronze Mustang Handed Out at Special School Board Meeting

In a special meeting held just before the regular school board meeting, the board recognized Greg Skiff for his years of service on the board with a bronze Mustang. After the board accepted the...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 1, 2022

City Council has Gone to the Dogs

During the latest Malta City Council meeting on May 24, 2022, the council heard a report from Malta Public Works Director and City Animal Control Director Jim Truelove about several calls that have...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    June 1, 2022

PCHC Hires Barb Dunbar for Chronic Care Manager

Barb Dunbar has been a registered nurse her whole career. She has now been hired by the PCHC to be the manager of a Medicare-run program for chronic care patients. "I am really excited about this...

 

Memories for Wednesday, June 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...

 

Phillips County Schools hold ceremonies for Class of 2022

Over the last couple of weekends, the four high schools in Phillips County including Malta, Whitewater, Dodson, and Saco, held graduation ceremonies. Malta had the largest group of high school...

 
 By Mark Foss    Business    May 25, 2022

Chase is a new face at Phillips County Hospital and Family Health Clinic

Michigan native, Karen Chase, is a new Family Nurse Practitioner at the PCHC. Karen grew up in Alma, Michigan. She completed her education at the University of Michigan for both her graduate, and...

 

Memories for Wednesday, 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...

 
 By Mark Foss    Sports    May 25, 2022

M-ette's 10th, Mustangs 11th at State Golf Meet

Both the Malta High School girl’s and boys’ golf teams earned valuable experience at the Montana Class B State Golf Meet at the Fairmont Golf Course at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Anaconda on May 16-18. The Malta M-ette’s finished the to...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    May 18, 2022

Emotional Night at the Malta HS Pops Concert

The Malta seniors played the final concert of their careers on Friday, May 13. A concert that was set to be played outside, was thankfully moved into the gymnasium due to wind and rain. The choir and...

 

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