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 By Mark Hebert    News    December 5, 2018 

Malta City Council Recap

The second to last Malta City Council meeting of 2018 was held at Malta City Hall last week on Tuesday, and Public Works Director Jim Truelove informed the council of several bits of information... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    December 5, 2018 

Dodson water boil lifted, raccoon results 'not rabid'

The Town of Dodson was under a “boil order” for most water use for residents, by order of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), for several days in mid-November according to...

 By Mark Hebert    News    December 5, 2018 

Good Tidings & Great Joy

A night of good food, good friends, and holiday cheer were in the air last Thursday in Malta as the 15th annual Christmas gathering - this year titled "Old Fashioned Christmas" -was hosted by the Phil...

 By Mark Hebert    News    December 5, 2018 

County moving out drought

The National Weather Service hosted their November Weather-Ready Briefing for Eastern Montana and Wyoming last week and talked of the year-to-date climate review, drought status, and both short and...

 By Mark Hebert    News    December 5, 2018 

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for December 5, 2018

100 years ago December 1, 1918 Adolph Krohn and Miss Ila Geeting were married at the J. E. Johnson home in Malta. ♥♥♥ Violet Veseth, Esther Edwards, and Lochiel Edwards were pupils of the fifth...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 28, 2018

Thanks given at Malta Lutheran Church

The Malta Lutheran Church hosted a free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving in Malta last Thursday, accommodating 90 guests with turkey, potatoes and all the other goodies associated with the day. Ahead...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 28, 2018

Skiff's Prairie DeSigns replaces former Sew Sassy

To know Malta's Katie Skiff at all is to know that she is the crafty sort, so it should come as no surprise that she and her husband Greg's recent purchase of the former Sew Sassy - cleverly renamed...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 28, 2018

New construction, remodels in Malta

From a brand-new building at a brand-new location, to a new building on a current site, and a remodel of a historic building, there is no shortage of construction taking place in Malta these days....

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 28, 2018

Malta grad pens 9th book telling tale on the prairie

BilliJo Doll has finished her latest book, My eMpTy Life, her ninth, and says that the book is in honor of the women of Eastern Montana. "There is not much of me in this book," Doll said of the...


Hide your pens when I'm around

I don’t intend to have sticky fingers…I really don’t. Yesterday, I visited the lovely ladies at the Phillips County Treasurer’s office to pay my taxes. We chatted for a few seconds and off I w...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 21, 2018

Malta Council takes first step toward 'improved animal ordinance'

The Malta City Council made a move at last Tuesday’s first meeting of November to pass a more cohesive, easier to understand Animal Ordinance for the City after nearly three months of work on the...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 21, 2018

Malta educators making the most of technology

Malta Middle School Science Teacher Robert Twiggs rolled in a large screen and laptop computer at last week's Malta School Board meeting and rolled out how technology at the schools is allowing...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 21, 2018

Missoulian to focus on Phillips County and APR

Missoulian Natural Resources Reporter Rob Chaney met with a small group of people at the Great Northern Hotel's Lodge Room last Wednesday morning as that newspaper is starting a series of stories focu...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 21, 2018

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for November 21, 2018

100 years ago November 17, 1918 Six townships in the southern part of the county were opened for homesteading. Many "squatters" were awaiting the filing date. ≡≡≡ Miss Lily Noble and Arthur J....

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 21, 2018

Parade of Lights kicks off Holidays

A total of 10 floats joined this year's Malta Chamber Parade of Lights, meeting at the Hi-Line Retirement Center to form the parade-line before heading downtown to be greeted by a good number of... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 14, 2018

Saco Sons of the American Legion Charter opens

The Saco Sons of the American Legion received its charter last week at a ceremony held during the monthly Saco American Legion Post #79 with 12 people in attendance including Lowell Long, American...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 14, 2018

County Voters show up, nearly 77-percent

The 2018 General Election is in the books, and with it, there are some new faces in the Phillips County public service sector while some remain the same. A total of 2,104 voters out of a total 2,742...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 14, 2018

Museum Christmas Fest on Nov. 29

The staff at the Phillips County Museum completed the second of two days of setting up for this year's Phillips County Historical Society's "Old Fashion Christmas!" nearly three weeks ahead of the...


Aloha, 2018 election

That’s a wrap…and none too soon, I reckon. Another election cycle has come and gone and with it, no more hateful ads attacking each other, no more robocalls from candidates I would never have vote...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 7, 2018

The garment that keeps on giving

In a day and age when most clothing has a limited shelf life, a garment in Phillips County has been in use, in one fashion or another, for the past 103 years. On October 26, 1915, Ella Johanson, origi...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 7, 2018

Halloween Happenings

About 100 costume-clad children and their families met at the Veteran’s Memorial Park last Wednesday in Malta ahead of the annual Halloween Parade, running around and scurry about until the...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 7, 2018

County Public Schools enrollment totals 655

Phillips County School's Superintendent Darlene Kolczak recently released total enrollment for all the Phillips County schools, Dodson, Saco, Malta, Loring Colony, and Whitewater. All told, Phillips...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 7, 2018

Up, up, and away

INFOAhead of Monday morning's performance at Dodson Public Schools, Supaman told the PCN "We are going to rock them!" Supaman is a man of his word. Supaman - Christian Takes the Gun Parrish - came to...

 By Mark Hebert    News    November 7, 2018

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for November 7, 2018

100 years ago November 3, 1918 All business had come to a standstill in Malta while citizens celebrated Armistice on Tuesday, November 11. ♥♥♥ Forty-five men had left for Nitro, Va., to work in...

 By Mark Hebert    News    October 31, 2018

Get the skeeter on M-Trail

Though the fall weather has descended upon Phillips County, at least one mosquito lingers in Malta and it is larger than life. A tour through Malta's M-Trail has left some recent travelers scratching...


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