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 By Mark Hebert    News    October 16, 2019 

Celebrating Hi-Line heritage

If you plan it, they will come. That was discovered by Katie Brown and the countless volunteers who hosted the first Hi-Line Heritage Celebration at the Milk River Pavilion in Malta last Saturday...

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 16, 2019 

Roy Brewer returns to Malta Oct. 20-through-23

Roy and Arlene Brewer are sometimes hard to catch up with and last weekend was no exception. "We are on our way to Spring Falls, Idaho, for a special conference I am speaking at," Roy said in a phone...

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 16, 2019 

Octoberfest and Christmas Scrip Kickoff 2019

Let the holiday fun commence. The turning of the leaves to fall colors — and the occasional snow flurry — means the holiday season is upon us and the Malta Merchants will get the ball rolling next Thursday, October 24, with the Octoberfest...

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 16, 2019 

Malta Mayor stresses sewer rate increase $4.50, not $37.50 per month, public meeting on increase slated for November 12

The Malta City Council will host a public hearing on the proposed sewer rate increase in the City of Malta on Tuesday, November 12 at City Hall starting at 5 p.m. “The City has determined it is necessary to undertake certain improvements to the...

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 9, 2019

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for October 9, 2019

100 years ago October 1, 1919 The Saco Creamery burned to the ground in a fire of undetermined origin. ○○○ Alderman McKone has resigned from the City Council. A. F. Winkler was appointed to...

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 2, 2019

MHS announces 2019 Homecoming Royalty candidates

The Malta High School Homecoming King and Queen Candidates were announced last week and they are, back row, from the left; Callan Mears, Franky Werk, Tanner Smith, and Keith Epperson. Front row, from...

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 2, 2019

City hears wagon restoration effort, possible sewer rate increase

The Stagecoach Restoration Committee, represented by Malta's Jane Ereaux, requested the City of Malta write a letter of support for a grant the group is applying for to bring the Phillips County... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 2, 2019

Fundraiser for Livestock Assoc. set for Oct. 12

A fundraiser to benefit the Phillips County Livestock Association will be held on Saturday, Oc-tober 12 at the Milk River Pavilion and will feature live music, auctions, free food, and rodeo-style...

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 2, 2019

Plowed under, but not over, at Westside

Though most of the record-setting snow that hit portions of Montana last weekend missed Malta, the threat of blizzardy conditions were enough for the folks at Westside Self-Service to pull the plug...

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 2, 2019

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for October 2, 20191

100 years ago October 8, 1919 H.S. Witcomb of Phillips County was named a member of the executive board of the Good Roads Association formed at a meeting of delegates from Blaine, Phillips, Valley,...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 25, 2019

Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk in Malta

The third annual Phillips County Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk was held in Malta last Sunday, and for the first time since it started, the weather was pleasant as over 100 people turned up at...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 25, 2019

Proud in Phillips County

The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance (RSA) and Phillips Conservation District joined forces last Saturday night to host the 4th Annual Phillips County Proud event in Malta on a night which featured a...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 25, 2019

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for September 25, 2019

100 years ago September 26, 1919 The North District of the Montana Federation of Woman's Clubs was scheduled to meet in Malta. On the program, Mayor E. Sklower was slated to make the address of...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 18, 2019

Celebrating Phillips County in Malta

The 4th Annual Phillips County Proud event will be held in Malta on Saturday, September 21 on a night which will include a goodwill donation feed, music by DJ Travis Rhoads, and special recognition...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 18, 2019

Malta City Council approved new Rodeo Committee, Suicide Prevention Walk Route

Items discussed at the first September Malta City Council meeting including the approval of Sunday’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk, the approval of a new Rodeo Arena Committee, and a report from Phillips County Sheriff Jerry Lytle. Phillips...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 18, 2019

Malta Public School's Board meeting recap

Malta Public School's most recent school board meeting took place last Wednesday, September 11, and at the meeting's outset, Board Chair Mark Knudsen remembered that fateful day in 2001 when the...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 18, 2019

A new, tangled display at the P.C. Museum

The newest display at the Phillips County Museum was a bit of a trick to get into place. The massive taxidermy piece pits two bull elks against one another, their antlers locked in battle, just the wa...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 18, 2019

Westside Self-Service Summer Block Party Sept. 28

As September weaves its way into October, the folks over at Westside Self-Service in Malta have decided to throw a hootenanny as a final sendoff to the 2019 summer with a block party for both...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 18, 2019

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for September 18, 2019

100 years ago September 19, 1919 Sergeant Pressley, Phillips County tallest solider, had returned after two years in the army, one year of which was spent in AEF. ◘◘◘ Amos Kelley was in town...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 11, 2019

Lightning strikes

Lightning strikes in Phillips County have caused their fair share of chaos over the past few weeks and strikes started a fire in Dodson and tore bark from a tree in Malta last Wednesday. "I thought...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 11, 2019

P.C. Historic Walk held at P.C. Museum

Though chilly and rainy weather pushed the Phillips County Historical Society’s Historic Walk inside the Phillips County Museum for the second time in three years, last Sunday’s event drew a nice...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 11, 2019

After 43 years of banking, Howell set to retire

After 43-years as a banker, Malta's Gary Howell will retire from his president position at First Security Bank, but last Thursday the financial institution held a party complete with cake to send the...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 4, 2019

56th Saco Fun Days Parade, Stars & Stripes Talent Show

Of the may activities held over the 3-day, 56th Annual Saco Faun Days last weekend, Royce Strobbe found herself front and center for at least two. As the nearly 20 floats lined up on Highway 243 in Sa...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 4, 2019

Group looks to bring rodeo back to Malta arena

At the final Malta City Council Meeting for August, Malta's Jerey McEwen approached the Council about forming a new Rodeo Committee that would take over the rodeo arena at Malta's Trafton Park. At the first Malta City Council Meeting of August,...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 4, 2019

Historical Walk this Sunday at H.G. Robinson House

The 2019 Phillips County Historic Walk gets underway this Sunday, September 8, at the H.G. Robinson House in Malta and will feature four adults portraying some of the area’s historic figures and...


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