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A Thursday tour around Phillips County with the PCN

A day after Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced citizens of this great state were to "stay-at-home" to keeping residents indoors and limit travel to hopefully stop the COVID-19 virus from...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    April 1, 2020 

Deserae KillEagle talks about being tested for COVID-19

What started as a fun, family trip to Billings ended in "Thank God everyone is safe" moment, but what lay in between for Dodson's Deserae KillEagle was an event she, nor her family, are soon to...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    April 1, 2020 

CEO Putnam gives PC Hospital, Clinic COVID-19 pandmic update

On Tuesday, March 24, Phillips County Hospital and Family Health Clinic staff took a COVID-19 training course taught by the Yellowstone Pathology Institute physicians from Billings as they continue to deal with the new medical challenge. Larry...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    April 1, 2020 

COVID-19 updates from the county, state, country and afar

Editor's Note: Written Wednesday, March 25 and updated on Monday, March 30. The Phillips County Health Department on Thursday night has recommended that anyone who has traveled out of county to a...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    April 1, 2020 

PC Courthouse extends closure, Gov. Bullock issues new Directives during COVID-19 pandemic

The Phillips County Commissioners office announced Tuesday night that the Phillips County Courthouse will be closed to the public until further notice as a precaution to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. A press release from their office states people...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Dealing with the news during this time

I wasn’t ready for last week. I’m Nnot going to lie here and say that I was. The news on the COVID19 virus effecting Montana really started to hit the fan Sunday, March 14, with the announcement of all of our schools closing and the news rolled...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 25, 2020

The P.C. Board of Health approves COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

The Phillips County Board of Health passed and approved an Emergency Declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and emailed it to PCN on Thursday, March 19, affirming that there are no known virus cases in the county and that testing has...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 25, 2020

Malta City Hall closed to the public, council meeting canceled

Malta Mayor John Demarais has announced that Malta City Hall will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23 and that this week’s Tuesday Malta City Council Meeting (March 24) has been canceled according to a letter released from the City....

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 25, 2020

Delivery service and walk-ins welcome in Phillips County as Gov. Bullock orders closures

Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced a Directive on Friday morning that all dine-in food service and alcohol beverage businesses and other activities are to close by 8 p.m. tonight, March 20, and the directive expires at 11:59 p.m. on Friday,...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 25, 2020

Dodson Public School's "Mean Green Coyote Machine"

Dodson Public Schools (DPS) have announced the "Mean Green Coyote Machine" will be dropping off free, emergency meals in Dodson for all children enrolled at Dodson and will include all children in those households during the mandatory school...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 25, 2020

Phillips County COVID-19 Updtes: Heath Dept. recomendations, Gov "stay-at-home" order and first state death

The Phillips County Health Department on Thursday night recommended that anyone who has traveled out of county to a location where more than five positive COVID-19 virus cases have been discovered... Full story

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

P.C. Hospital & Family Clinic asks for public's help during Covid-19

The Phillips County Hospital and Family Health Clinic announced Monday afternoon that to deal with the Covid-19 virus and influenza situation that people who don’t have scheduled clinic, lab or physical therapy appointments not enter the buildings...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

Walleyes turn out after plea made for assistance

When long-time Malta Walleyes Unlimited member and current Malta Mayor John Demarais entered the special monthly Walleye meeting at Stretch’s Pizza the second to last day of February, he thought it may be the last Malta Walleyes Unlimited meeting...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

MOI holds grand reopening in Malta

Nearly 60 people filed into Malta Opportunities Inc. (MOI) last Wednesday afternoon to help celebrate the grand reopening of their building in Malta - which includes an update laundromat, new thrift...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

Malta School Board passes "emergency motion" on March 17

The Malta Public School’s Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning at noon, March 17, and passed a unanimously “unquarantined emergency“ motion. Board Chair Mark Knudsen moved that the Malta Public School District Board of...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Stand as one, Phillips County, during wacky time

These are crazy times we are living in, but let’s not lose our heads and above anything else, let’s come together, not further distance ourselves from one another. The COVID-19 virus really hit us at home last week, first with the announcement...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

Dodson Public School's "Mean Green Coyote Machine" starts student meal delivery

Dodson Public Schools (DPS) have announced the "Mean Green Coyote Machine" will be dropping off free, emergency meals in Dodson for all children enrolled at Dodson and will include all children in... Full story

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

The Phillips County Board of Health approves COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Edited at 5:32 p.m., March 19, purpose: Health Board Members were incorrect. The Phillips County Board of Health passed and approved an Emergency Declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and... Full story

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

Delivery service and walk-ins welcome in Phillips County as Gov. Bullock orders closures: Bars and other business to close at 8 p.m. March 20

Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced a Directive on Friday morning that all dine-in food service and alcohol beverage businesses and other activities are to close by 8 p.m. tonight, March 20, and... Full story

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

Phillips County Courthouse, Library close COVID caution

As a precaution due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Phillips County Commissioners have decided to close the Phillips County Courthouse to the public effective at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020. If you need to contact one to the County Offices,...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

Malta City Hall closed to the public, council meeting canceled

Malta Mayor John Demarais has announced that Malta City Hall will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23 and that this week’s Tuesday Malta City Council Meeting (March 24) has been canceled according to a letter released from the City....

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 18, 2020

Triangle Communications offering free WiFi hotspots

Triangle Communications recently announced that they have implemented Community Wi-Fi programs within their service areas and during the COVID19 virus epidemic is offering free WiFi service to everyone in 32 cities and towns in Montana including... Full story

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 4, 2020

Scoggins joins P.C. Hospital as Family Practitioner

Phillips County Hospital & Family Health Clinic welcomed their newest Family Practitioner last week when Christy Scoggins joined the medical staff. Scoggins comes to Phillips County by way of...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 4, 2020

Hospital Board seeks new CEO, welcomes FNP

Members of the Phillips County Hospital and Family Health Clinic Board of Directors confirmed at their monthly meeting in Malta last Tuesday that Hospital CEO Ward VanWichen tendered a resignation...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 4, 2020

Dodson Schools All-Class Reunion set for Phillips County Fair week in August

It was 116-years ago that Miss Marguerite Moore welcomed five students into her classroom that would be the start of the first school in Dodson. Now, in 2020, Dodson’s Bonnie Lankford and others are organizing a Dodson All-Class Reunion during the...

 

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