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 By Mark Hebert    News    September 19, 2018 

Doggies Paddle

The clouds parted, and the sun shined brightly for the first ever Malta Parks & Rec Doggie Dip which marked the last day of the Municipal Pool holding water following a long summer season last...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 19, 2018 

Malta Council approves Suicide Prevention walk Route

The Malta City Council approved the route for the second annual Phillips County Suicide Prevention Walk which will start on Sunday, September 30, at 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Malta during la...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 19, 2018 

$6,000 raised at 'Fight for Our Future" events nets thank you letter

In June, Dodson’s Wesley KillEagle, Jr., hosted the “Fight for Our Future” MMA fights as a way to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and was able to send the non-profit a check for $6,000. The morning of the fights, in...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 19, 2018 

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for September 19, 2018

September 21, 1918 100 years ago The October draft for service in World War I included Bill Sturman, Bernal Southwick, Henry Reiscump, Herbert Mead, Burner Survant, Bert Taylor, Emil Lucht, and...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 12, 2018

New street asphalt added in Dodson

It was with great excitement that Dodson Mayor Terri Cole announced that a road in town is being transformed from broken shards of pavement to brand new pavement last week. "Rocky Mummey from Malta an...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 12, 2018

A Walk to Remember

A wonderful, sunshine-filled afternoon greeted audience members and performers at the Phillips County Historical Walk last Sunday held at the H.G. Robinson House in Malta at the Phillips County...


Those who coach, coach

There’s an adage that proclaims, “those that can, do; those that can’t, teach.” I claim poppycock. With the start of fall just around the corner, a new season of school sports is upon us and with it, the complaining from parents not happy...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 12, 2018

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for September 12, 2018

100 years ago September 9, 1918 Mrs. B. M. Phillips died as the result of burns received at her home on the Phillips Ranch south of Malta. ◘◘◘ Christopher Kerp and Walter Sizer, both former...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 5, 2018

100th Anniversary of Saco hosts over 50 floats in Fun Day's Parade

With over 226 people in floats, cars, wagons and on foot, and at least double that many lining the streets of Saco, the Saturday afternoon Saco Fun Days and 100th Centennial Parade was a sight to...

 By Mark Hebert    News    September 5, 2018

Saco All-Class Reunion sees nearly 200 at Fun Days Celebration

A total of 178 people signed in at the Saco School All Class Reunion as of 10 a.m. on Sunday, the final day of the combined 55 Annual Saco Fun Days, 100th Saco Centennial and All Class Reunion held...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 29, 2018

Historical Walk features 12 Phillips County legends this year

What started as a simple home-tour in 2006 has since progressed into an event honoring prominent members of Phillips County’s past (and one member of the present this year) as the 2018 Historic...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 29, 2018

Malta student ends reign as Hays Princess

Malta Middle School eighth grade student Aubri Werk - who generally graces the pages of this newspaper in regard to her scholastic, ranching, and athletic prowess - spent the last year crowned as the...

 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    August 29, 2018

Sin City Survivor

Things got so hot in Las Vegas during my recent trip to the City of Sin that I thought Satan himself was following me, breathing down my neck. An average temperature of 110 during my 7-day stint in the desert meant that even though I ate like a...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 29, 2018

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for August 29, 2018

100 years ago August 29, 1918 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Simanton of Malta were the parents of a daughter born at a local hospital. ♫♫♫ Successful candidates for nomination to county offices on the...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 22, 2018

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Take Effect on FWP Properties in Phillips and Sheridan Counties

In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, under the recommendations of county officials, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing access sites (FASs) and wildlife management areas (WMAs) are now under...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 22, 2018

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for August 22, 2018

100 years ago August 28, 1918 R. E. Thompson had written friends that he had arrived safely in France and expected to see action soon. 75 years ago August 26, 1943 Saco Schools will open for year on September 13 The Saco Public Schools will open on...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 15, 2018

Sun sets on 103rd Phillips County Fair

The 103rd Phillips County Fair is in the books and if you didn't get your fair share of burgers, 4-H competitions or grandstand fanfare, the next fair is only 360-something days away and the Fair...

 By Mark Hebert    Sports    August 15, 2018

Boots and chaps and cowboy hats

Of the 17 events held at the Youth Rodeo on Thursday night of the Phillips County Fair, none got the rodeo fans on-hand out of their seats as much as the mutton busting competition, and arguably no... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 15, 2018

Malta Principals give first reports of 2018-19 school year

With the first day of school just a week away, Malta School Principals were in action at last week's Malta School Board meeting, getting the trustees up-to-date on the recent happenings of the schools...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 15, 2018

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for August 15, 2018

100 years ago August 21, 1918 Fred Benzinger was instantly killed by lightning when he was struck while sitting in his home near Cardwell. ♣♣♣ Dudley Jones reported having harvested 180 acres of...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 8, 2018

Roots & Boots rocks the 103rd

The Grandstands and infield at the fairgrounds in Dodson were packed on Friday night at the 103rd Phillips County Fair as Country Music heavyweights Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Colin Raye - known...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 8, 2018

Open Class entries total 2,279 at Phillips County Fair

Though the total entries at this year's Phillips County Fair Open Class are down a bit from last year, the contest continues to ride a resurgence which started at 2015's 100th fair in Dodson and...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 8, 2018

MOI Thrift Store changes some donation exceptions

Though they are thankful and will gladly take many smaller items, Malta Opportunity Inc. will no longer be accepting larger donations at their Malta thrift store including mattresses, box springs or... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    August 8, 2018

Winter blues in August

Another Phillips County Fair has come and gone and what comes next, though exciting in their own rights, sort of depress me. The end of this year’s fair marks the beginning of fall and then winter, and with each year that passes, I wonder how many...

 By Mark Hebert    News    August 8, 2018

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for August 8, 2018

100 years ago August 14, 1918 The August call for men for the army took about 45 Phillips County residents. We find a few we know, among them, John DeKoning, John Boettcher, Matt Gagen, Fred Hoppe,...


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