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 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019 

Malta Public Schools head into the 2019-20 school year

The final Malta Public School Board meeting of the Summer of 2019 was held last Wednesday in Malta and items discussed included the 2019-20 budget and enrollment at the elementary, middle, and high schools. Malta Public Schools Superintendent Kris...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019 

Villa Theatre owner eyes re-opening date

Since the spring of 1955, the Villa Theatre had been bringing Tinsel Town to the silver screen for Phillips County movie-goers, but since the middle of last June, the movie house has been shuttered...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019 

Saco Fun Days to celebrate '100th year of American Legion' at 56th annual

The last big event for Phillips County gets underway in a little over a week when Saco Fun Days takes off starting with the Potluck Dinner at the Saco City Shop on Friday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. and...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019 

Malta City Council Meeting Recap

The first Malta City Council meeting of August included talk of the future of the rodeo arena at Trafton Park and whether or not to allow people to hunt for scrap metal in the City Landfill. Malta Mayor John Demarais said he was contacted by a Malta...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019 

Knights of Columbus crown BBQ kings

A cloud covered morning greeted the 14 teams assembled to grill at the first annual Knights of Columbus (K of C) BBQ Challenge on Saturday morning and while pellet-smoke billowed into the Malta sky,...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019 

50th Annual Milk River Wagon train hits the trail starting Wednesday August 28

The 50th Annual Milk River Wagon Train hits the trail starting on Wednesday, August 28 to start the six-day trek from Zortman to Malta and crossing nearly 50 miles in the process. This year’s Wagon Boss is John Hasler (406-390-0930) and Trail Boss...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 14, 2019

104th Phillips County Fair in the books

When the dust from the Indian Relay Races settled, the last of the 4-H and Boy Scouts of America Burgers had been served, and the Open Class Entries had been taken down and taken home, the final...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 14, 2019

Knights of Columbus 1st Annual BBQ Competition set for August 17 in Malta

A total of 15-rough and tumble brisket barbequing "chefs" will head to downtown Malta this Saturday to square-off in the First Annual Knights of Columbus BBQ Competition, perched on Front Street...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 14, 2019

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for August 14, 2019

100 years ago August 10, 1919 A special election had been called for September 2, to decide upon a location of a courthouse and jail. Two sites had been offered and feelings were running high...

 By Mark Hebert    Sports    August 14, 2019

Malta Swim Team wraps 2019 season

Another successful season for the Malta Swim Team came to a conclusion the first week of August in Sidney, Mont., as the swimmers competed in the State Swim Meet. Team Coach Cassandra Pratt, in her...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 7, 2019

Heels over the Phillips County Fair

As the sun started to set on during Friday night at the 104th Phillips County Fair, the grandstands started to fill and the first of two headline acts, the Casey Donahew Band, took to the stage to...

 By Mark Hebert    Legals    August 7, 2019

Open Class entries total 2,046 at Phillips County Fair

Though down a bit from last year, the Phillips County Fair Open Class clocked in with 2,046 entries judged by a total of 253 exhibitors, just a tick off of the 2018 totals of 2,279 and 289...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 31, 2019

Casey Donahew Band ready for PC Fair Return

The last time the Casey Donahew Band stepped on stage at the Phillips County Fair in Dodson was in 2015 at the 100th annual event when he opened for Clay Walker and when he was asked what people...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 31, 2019

Stars and Stripes Talent Show added to Saco Fun days

As a way of recognizing the American Legion’s 100th Anniversary, the Saco Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will proudly host the Stars & Stripes Talent Show featuring patriotic-themed acts on Saturday, August 31 during Saco Fun Days. “Every...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 31, 2019

Loring Sunday Fun Day

Each final Sunday of July each of the last three years, friends and families have gathered in Loring for "Sunday Fun Day" and though the winds whipped across the prairie at last Sunday's Fun Day,...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 31, 2019

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for July 31, 2019

100 years ago July 30, 1919 Edwin garland and Lois Wilson, popular young people of Malta, were married in Havre. ♣♣♣ The Malta band had been revived with Josef Skowler, president; T. M. Facey, v...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 27, 2019

Schools, community rally for PC Health Dept

When Phillips County Superintendent of Schools Darlene Kolczack put out a call for assistance in helping the Phillips County Health Department with a need, local schools and groups listened and...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 27, 2019

Randy Rogers Band co-heads PC Fair Concert

'Flash Flood, 'Lonely Too Long, and 'Kiss Me in the Dark, are but a few of the songs that quickly come to mind when a diehard fan of the Randy Rogers Band (RRB) answer the question of "favorite song,"... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 27, 2019

Brew-versary at Blue Ridge

In just 365 days, or so, Malta's Blue Ridge Brewing has churned out 116 barrels of beer, or nearly 232 kegs, or nearly 30,000 pints matter how you pour it, Brian and Brianna Shores are tic...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 27, 2019

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for July 24, 2019

100 years ago July 23, 1919 Mr. and Mrs. George Tout arrived in the City. Mr. Tout, who has seen considerable service in the war, was to be employed in the Malta Call Office. ♣♣♣ J.M. Brayton wa...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 17, 2019

Malta City Council Recap

As concerns about speeding automobiles around the City of Malta continue to worry local residents, Malta Mayor John Demarais asked the Malta City Council to consider budgeting for the purchase of mobile, radar speed indicator signs that could be...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 17, 2019

Summer Festival = Summer Fun

If you weren't in Malta on Friday evening or Saturday, you missed out on an event-packed downtown district, hosted by the Malta Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by local business and organizations,...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 17, 2019

New Armory in Malta to be complete by next Dec.

A new 32,921 square foot Readiness Center is being constructed at the end of 10th Avenue East in Malta, south of the Phillips County Hospital and Family Clinic, with an anticipated completion date...

 By Mark Hebert    News    July 17, 2019

Band Flansburg sets their sights on PC Fair

If you have heard live music on the Hi-Line in the past few years, especially in Malta over the last several weeks, chances are you have heard Band Flansburg blaze through the huge library of songs... Full story


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