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  • The Mustang Foundation To Have Four Veseth Scholarships

    Rosemary S. Veseth, For the PCN|Feb 21, 2024

    Attention Phillips County high school graduating seniors. Graduation will be here soon and now is the time to apply for scholarships. The Mustang Foundation has four Veseth Scholarships to be given to seniors graduating from any high school in Phillips County. Each scholarship is $1,000.00 and is given after the student has completed one semester of college or trade school and has turned in a sealed copy of their grades to the Mustang Foundation. Students interested in applying should phone Darlene Kolczak of the Mustang Foundation at 406 390...

  • Dirt Daubers, Kiwanis Decorate Oak Barrels Throughout Malta

    Rosemary S. Veseth, For the PCN|May 10, 2023

    Recently members of the Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club, assisted by volunteers from Malta Kiwanis, decorated 50 oak barrels located throughout down town Malta.. Each barrel received a colorful birdhouse setting near a small white picket fence decorated with spring flowers. The birdhouses and white fences had all been painted by members as a special project to beautify Malta. Later, as weather permits, colorful petunias will be placed in the barrels....

  • Dino-tastic displays at Malta Elementary School

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|May 1, 2019

    Once again, the students in Mrs. Veit's and Mrs. Blunt's second grade classrooms at Malta Elementary School have had a very busy week becoming paleontologists. Mrs. Blunt reports that this is the 15th year for the children's Dino Museum Reports and Displays. After spending time researching in various books and getting info from the computer, the students wrote reports and made drawings of their particular dino. This year's special showing was held in the gym, giving them more space than the...

  • Pull-tabs due this week

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Jan 16, 2019

    Once again the students of Malta Elementary School are collecting the pull tabs from the tops of aluminum cans. The tabs will be collected by the Kiwanis on Thursday, January 17. If you have any pull tabs, please take them to the school or give them to a student to take to their class. There is a competition between classes to see who collects the most tabs. The aluminum tabs are recycled by the MHS Key Club and funds are donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Billings. Tabs will be collected again in mid May....

  • Dirt Dauber News for August 8, 2018

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Aug 8, 2018

    Once again members of the Malta Boys and Girls Club entered the PC Fair with various projects. The children entered over 50 small floral designs and also various silly animals made with vegetables fastened together with toothpicks. The projects were sponsored by the Malta Dirt Daubers Flower Club with Malta Kiwanis assisting in the creative event....

  • Box Elder isn't just a town in Montana

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|May 2, 2018

    At last, spring is in the air! We know this for certain because just as the salmon swim upstream, the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, the mighty boxelder bugs reappear throughout Phillips County. These little buggers, measuring about a half-inch in length and being mostly black in color with a dash of red, have returned to once again annoy us all. 'Tis beyond me how they manage to survive our harsh winters. We prepped our homes with foam-stripping along the door jam, cover our windows...

  • Key Club, Kiwanis keep on giving

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Dec 14, 2016

    Throughout Montana, Kiwanis members are currently supporting their local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) programs. Mark Douglass, Executive Director of Hill County CASA, recently spoke at a Malta Kiwanis meeting. CASA volunteers work with children who have had adverse childhood experiences and are now involved in the court system. Malta Kiwanis and Malta High School Key Club members collected books, games, and gently used toys for the CASA volunteers to use when working with the...

  • Floriculture fun for the fair

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Aug 17, 2016

    The children at the Malta Boys and Girls' Club recently spent a busy afternoon making small floral bouquets to enter in the 101st Phillips County Fair. The Dirt Daubers Garden Club, under the direction of Toni Ziegler, sponsored the event with help from the Malta Kiwanis. After designing a floral bouquet, the children also created various veggie creatures. The children created and entered over fifty displays for the fair....

  • Malta second graders host 11th annual Dinosaur Museum

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Apr 13, 2016

    How much do you know about a dilophosaurus? Maybe you would like to hear about the velociraptor or the pterodactylus. These and many other types of dinosaurs were recently on display in Mrs. Veit and Mrs. Blunt's second grade classes at Malta Elementary School last Monday. Mrs. Blunt reports that this is the 11th year that second graders have worked on this special science project. The children spend about two weeks learning all about different dinos and then hold an open house for family and...

  • Put it on my tab

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Apr 6, 2016

    Members of the Malta Key Club, with much help from the elementary students, were able to collect over 86 pounds of pull-tabs from aluminum cans. It is estimated that there are 1,200 pull tabs per pound which means the students collected about 103,000 pull tabs this year. The pull-tabs are recycled and the funds support the Ronald McDonald House in Billings. Malta Kiwanis reminds readers to please save their pull tabs and give them to an elementary student as the classes continue in a contest for the most tabs collected....

  • Nevrivy honored as outstanding Teacher and Librarian of the year

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Nov 4, 2015

    Malta High School and Malta Elementary School librarian Lynn Nevrivy was recently honored with a special award for her many, many years of promoting literacy throughout the community. In mid-October, over 400 school librarians and teachers met in Belgrade, Mont., for the Montana State Literacy Conference. Mrs. Nevrivy received the Pam Atchison Memorial Award as outstanding teacher-librarian of the year. The award was given by the Montana State Reading Council. Mrs. Nevrivy has been with the...

  • Bradys honored for years of service

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Sep 16, 2015

    The Malta community has been blessed with many folks who volunteer countless hours helping where needed. These are the people who quietly take the time to coach Little League, sack groceries at the food bank, organize a Girl Scout troop, play bingo at our rest home, or trim the rose bushes at the Robinson House. Jim and Mary Brady, who will soon move to Oak Harbor, Washington, certainly be-long to this fine group of people. Jim and Mary came to Malta about twenty-five years ago. Mary began at... Full story

  • Robert Lerma joins Malta teaching staff

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Sep 2, 2015

    Mr. Robert Lerma is the newest member of the Malta High School teaching staff. Mr. Lerma previously taught English at East Glacier High School and will now teach sixth grade reading and sophomore and junior English. He and Anna LaBrie will jointly offer a class on writing and developing the MHS annual. A graduate of the University of California at Berkley, Mr. Lerma also taught school in San Antonio, Texas. After teaching for several years, he then spent several years in the U.S. Merchant...

  • Dirt Daubers keep on delivering

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Aug 28, 2015

    Once again staff members of the Malta Schools will be greeted with fresh flowers on the first day of school. For nearly thirty years the Malta Dirt Daubers have donated flowers from their gardens to furnish bouquets for the school staff. This year over sixty arrangements were delivered by the Dirt Daubers....

  • Bates to teach science at Malta High School

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Aug 19, 2015

    Malta's newest science teacher, Kara Bates, comes to us from Plains, MT. Bates holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in secondary science education and another degree in microbiology. Both degrees were earned at MSU Bozeman. Her last year was spent in Plentywood, MT, where she student taught high school science. This year is her first year of teaching and she will be kept very busy with freshman and sophomore students teaching biology, AP biology, earth science, and environmental science....

  • Malta Kiwanis, Key Club team up to help families in need

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Mar 25, 2015

    Members of Malta Kiwanis and MHS Key Club recently made donations to Child and Family Services located in the PC courthouse. Deidre Reiter and Jennifer Best, staff members for family services , received the much needed items from the two local organizations. Malta Kiwanis donated nine back packs for children involved in emergency situations. Each back pack contains personal health care items such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, combs and also basic school supplies. Shelbie Brookie, representing...

  • Boys and Girls club team-up with Dirt Daubers

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Mar 11, 2015

    Members of Malta's Boys and Girls Club recently spent a busy afternoon completing arts and crafts projects provided by the Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club. Under the direction of member Toni Ziegler, and with volunteer helpers from Malta Kiwanis, the children completed both sparkly sun catchers and yarn designs called God's eye. Throughout the year, the Dirt Daubers and Kiwanis have participated in various art activities with the children....

  • Daubers spend Sunday afternoon decorating wooden barrels

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Oct 15, 2014

    Members of the Malta Dirt Daubers Flower Club spent a very busy Sunday after-noon decorating over fifty wooden barrels located throughout the Malta business area. Each barrel was decorated in an autumn theme with scare crows, pumpkins, corn stalks, and various gourds. The club has been decorating the large barrels for over ten years. The special project includes birdhouses each spring, followed with colorful summer blooms, autumn harvest theme, and a Christmas decorating contest each December....

  • Dirt Daubers honor Lucas with Green Thumb Award

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Oct 15, 2014

    The Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club recently awarded member Grace Lucas as the recipient of their 2014 Circle of Green Thumb Award. President Sharon Miller presented the award at a recent luncheon held at the Great Northern Restaurant. Grace has been an active member for over nineteen years. During these years, she has served as club president and state chaplain. She was chairperson of the Scholarship Project and the Woodsy Owl/Smokey Bear contest held each year at the elementary schools. During...

  • Shyla Smith joins Malta school to teach English

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Oct 15, 2014

    Malta High School's newest English teacher, Mrs. Shyla Smith, comes to us from Darby, Montana. A graduate of the U of M in Missoula, she has a B.A. in Secondary English Education for grades five through high school. She will be teaching sixth grade reading and also sophomore and junior English. Although the sixth graders are currently reading a textbook of short stories, in the near future they will move on to reading and analyzing various novels. In addition to her teaching duties, this first...

  • Twiggs takes over science at Malta Middle School

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Oct 15, 2014

    New science teacher Mr. Robert Twiggs is now kept busy teaching sixth-through-eighth grade science, replacing retired teacher Mr. Andy Otteson. He most recently taught sixth grade in Browning, MT, and has taught in several other towns. He grew up in Troy, Mont., and later joined up with the U.S. Army. While in the Army he traveled extensively through out the USA, working with armored personnel carriers and nuclear missiles. After spending twenty-two years in the Army he decided to try his hand...

  • Ryan welcomed as Special Education Teacher at Malta High School this year

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Oct 15, 2014

    Mr. Richard Ryan is one of Malta High School's new staff members. Mr. Ryan is now teaching the juniors and seniors in the Special Education Department. He has lived and taught in many different places and most recently comes to us from Poplar, MT. He attended high school in North Dakota and college at the College of Great Falls and at MSU Billings, where he earned a degree in Special Education Administration. When he finds the time he enjoys his hobbies of cooking, golf, and horticulture. When...

  • Blue Star Memorial to be dedicated on 18th at Trafton Park

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Oct 8, 2014

    The Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club extend an invitation to the community to attend the unveiling and dedication of the Blue Star Memorial Marker. The dedication and unveiling ceremony will be held on Saturday October 18 at 2:30 p.m. near the Trafton Park rest area entrance. Following the patriotic dedication, a reception hosted by the Dirt Daubers Garden Club will be held at the VFW Hall. The public is cordially invited to both the ceremony and reception. The Blue Star Memorial Marker program began during World War l. Families who had a member...

  • We've been texting long before mobile phones

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Sep 24, 2014

    Well, dear readers, how is your day going? Are you a follower of the philosophy of CARPI DIEM or is life a tad tough these days and maybe you should TRY GOD? Readers who are experiencing a GR8DY know we should all LVLOLAF. Years ago when I taught fourth grade, we had a reading book which had a story about personal license plates. Over the years I have kept a list of personal, or sometimes called vanity, license plates. Although our younger generation has been texting messages for the last ten or so years, vanity license plates and their...

  • McCann takes over as MHS Tech Coordinator

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Sep 24, 2014

    Faculty and staff members of the Malta School District: Is your classroom white board not cooperating with your lesson plans? Does your computer have a virus and you can't fix it? Perhaps your cell phone has you completely perplexed. If you have these or other such technical problems, then you need to make Mr. Kelly McCann your new best friend. Mr. McCann is our new tech coordinator, replacing retiring Steve Schumacher. Mr. McCann comes to us from Billings where he taught school and also worked...

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