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 By Mark Foss    News    May 5, 2021 

Council Reports that Pool House is Almost Ready

Malta City Council held its bi-weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 27, at 5:00 p.m. in the Malta City Hall. Mayor John Demarais and council members James Sintler, William Hicks, Bonnie Wiederrick, and David Rummel were in attendance. Along with Director...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    May 5, 2021 

Malta School Board Holds Interviews

The Malta School Board held a special meeting on April 28, at 6:00 p.m. at the Malta Middle/High School. The meeting was attended by Board Chair, Mark Knudsen, Board members Carter Clausen, Greg Skiff, trustees Kevin Koss and Justin Lamb, Secretary...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    May 5, 2021 

French Steps Down as Phillips Conservation District Supervisor after 64 years!

To put into context how long Bill French has dedicated his time to the Phillips County Conservation District, these are a few things that were happening when he started his career in 1957. Toyota had...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    May 5, 2021 

Some Former Friends Should Stay Just That.

Have you ever been scrolling along on Facebook and stopped to look at a friends’ post, and as you’re reading the comments for that post, you see one from a friend that you haven’t seen, heard from, or even thought about in years? This is a...

 
 By Mark Foss    Sports    May 5, 2021 

Golf Teams Enjoy Warmer Weather and Get Two Meets In

The Malta High School Golf Teams had two meets this past week. Golfing in Wolf Point on Thursday, April 29, and in Glasgow on Friday, April 30. Results for the meet in Wolf Point are as follows: The...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    April 28, 2021

Cruise on Main: The good times roll in Malta

On Friday, April 23, the city of Malta got out and about in their cars and let the good times roll! The weather was a bit on the chilly side, but that didn't stop a large number of people from...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    April 28, 2021

Quite the Learning Curve

Since starting this job at the Phillips County Newspaper, I have received a lot of encouragement and positive feedback from many of our readers. For that, I am very thankful. I was very nervous taking this job, mainly because it is something that I...

 
 By Mark Foss    Sports    April 28, 2021

Malta Golf teams face cold weather early in the season

The Malta boys and girls golf teams have had a rough start to the season due to weather. They got the first meet of the season in on April 9, at Shelby. The Mustang golfers were led by Kaden Bishop...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    April 21, 2021

Runnin' and Gunnin'

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, the Malta Chamber of Commerce sponsored a day of laser tag at the Malta Pavilion. Bad Bear Laser Tag out of Billings was on hand to orchestrate the fun. They had a total...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    April 21, 2021

Women's Club building visited at Council Mtg

The Malta City Council held its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday night, April 13, at the Malta City Hall at 5:00 p.m. Mayor John Demarais called the meeting to order, it was attended by all council members, James Sinter, William Hicks, Bonnie Wiederrick,...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    April 21, 2021

Cummings Retires From USPS after 42 Years of Service

On March 31, 2021, Gail Cummings retired from the United States Postal service where she had been a mail carrier for 42 years. She had been through five different Post Masters, a lot of vehicles, and...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    April 14, 2021

Fire West of Dodson Near White Bear Dam

On Saturday, April 10, a fire broke out next to Highway 2, about five miles west of the county line in Blaine County near White Bear Dam. The BIA(Bureau of Indian Affairs) and Fort Belknap Fire...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    April 14, 2021

Swishfest held for first time in two years

The 21st annual Swishfest was held over the weekend of April 10 and 11. Boys and girls basketball teams between grades 4 through 8 came to compete in Malta's gyms and put their hardcourt talents on...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Fact of the matter as a matter of fact

With everything that has happened, and is still happening, in and around this country over the past decade or so, it makes me wonder, what the heck is going on? Is there one thing that has brought us to this state of chaos, turmoil, and division? I...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    April 7, 2021

Malta Chamber Easter Egg Hunt a success!

On Saturday, April 3, the Malta Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Easter Egg Hunt. Sending kids and adults scurrying around town to the participating businesses to find eggs hidden in the...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    April 7, 2021

Robinson Recognized for Leadership and Service to Montana

On Friday, February 12, 2021, in Washington D.C., during the first session of the 117th Congress, Senator Steve Daines recognized Lesley Robinson of Phillips County for becoming the first woman...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    April 7, 2021

No Foreign Visitors Allowed

As I sit here writing this, I’m thinking how nice it was yesterday, Sunday, March 28. It was around 70 degrees out and an absolutely beautiful early spring day. And now, one day later, as I look out the window, its 30 degrees, wind is blowing 50...

 
 By Mark Foss    Sports    April 7, 2021

PC Represented in H.I.T. Tournament Held in Havre

Two of Malta’s high school basketball players were selected to the class B teams for the Hi-Line Invitational Tournament (H.I.T.), April 2 and 3, at the Havre High School. This was the thirty-fourth time that the tournament, originally founded by B...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    March 31, 2021

MFBF 'Ag in Color' Drawing Contest

Last September, the Montana Farm Bureau announced its 'Ag in Color' Drawing Contest for 2021 as part of their Montana Youth Agriculture Literacy program. The contest consisted of seven entry categorie...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    March 31, 2021

Lots on the agenda at Council Meeting

City Council Meeting The Malta City Council held its bi-weekly meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. All councilpersons, James Sintler, William Hicks, Bonnie Wiederrick and David Rummel, were in attendance. As was Mayor John Demarais...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    March 31, 2021

PC Museum to open with new exhibits April 1

Phillips County Museum curator, Lori Taylor, said the museum is ready to be open on April 1, 2021. The hours for this year are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Taylor and the rest...

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Treasure Found in Back Yard!

A small treasure was found in the backyard of a local Malta residents’ house. This person has asked to remain unnamed at this time. At least until the “treasure” has been looked at by an antiquities dealer and the item has been deemed...

 
 By Mark Foss    Sports    March 31, 2021

Malta Golf 2021

The Golf Team will get things started this year with their first tournament on April 1, in Wolf Point, at the Poplar Invitational Malta Golf Head Coach Katharine Webb said "It feels great to be...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    March 24, 2021

Scouts to take over Milk River Mocha

Phillips County area Girl Scout Troops, ranging in age from kindergarten to fifth grade, will be taking over Milk River Mocha on three Sundays starting this Sunday, March 28, followed by April 11 and...

 
 By Mark Foss    News    March 24, 2021

GPDM to welcome full triceratops exhibit

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum (GPDM) is very excited to announce the summer arrival of one of the most recognizable dinosaurs in the world. A Triceratops! He goes by the name of "Herb" and he is a...

 

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