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  • Christmas Scrip 2023 Recap

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Jan 10, 2024

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce released the summary for the 2023 Christmas Scrip program now that all the accounting is complete. There were 45 businesses that utilized the service. The total amount of interest-free loans between the three local banks came to a total of $178,655. This total is about a 13% decrease in sales; last year the total was $205,415, which was a decrease of about 14% compared to 2021. Three new chamber members enrolled in the program, including CAL Contracting, owner...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 10, 2024

    Question: Did you make a New Year's Resolution and if so, how is it going? Kenzie LaBrie: No, I didn't make one and I don't know why. Blake Tharp: No. I really didn't want to make a resolution. Hudson Simons: Yes! I made a resolution to get better grades and it's going good so far. I have good grades this semester. Samme Gibbs: I did make a resolution – to wake up at 6:30 every morning and it failed (the first day!)....

  • "What does that Spell?"

    Jan 10, 2024

    Nora Hammond led a cheer during the M-ettes' win over Glasgow Saturday. "Give me a N. Give me a O. Give me a R. Give me a A. What does that spell? NORA!" She shouted....

  • Wreaths Across America

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Jan 10, 2024

    Sunday, December 17th, was "Wreaths Across America Day," when nationally wreaths were laid on the graves of deceased military individuals. Locally, a team of four, which included two of the American Legion Juniors, worked about 25 hours to create and erect two large wreaths to honor local veterans. Jaylee Anderson self-appointed herself as Chairman of the project, as well as decoration decision maker, and did an excellent job. She was assisted by Charlee Anderson. The task was possible thanks...

  • Pastor Unterseher Returning to Malta

    Jan 10, 2024

    I made it past PSA security at Billings International Airport and headed to Gate C to wait for my flight to Wolf Point. The call to board the aircraft was delayed due to cold weather and the possibility of a snowstorm. Passengers were getting restless from the uncertainty of the flight. The flight was finally cleared for departure and five relieved passengers made their way to the gate. Twenty minutes into the flight, we flew into a blizzard and lost sight of light from small towns along our...

  • Clause for a Cause

    Jan 10, 2024

    Dear Editor: I just wanted to share this amazing man with you. Santa. This Santa does a great thing every Christmas season. He is truly Clause for a Cause. Each year he donates the proceeds from his visits with a specific charity to make our community/world a better place. This year the cause is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, all of the proceeds go to helping to find a cure. This one is close to our heart as my 9 year old nephew from Ballantine is afflicted with this disease. Just thought a shout...

  • VFW Responds to Anonymous Letter

    Jan 10, 2024

    Dear Editor and PCN Readers: To the group of people who anonymously gave the VFW Auxiliary a letter on their feelings on the Veterans Day dinner, we would like to address some of your issues. 1) As far as the menu goes, we do not know who is a diabetic or not. We can not plan meals around everyone's health issues. We all have different ones. But on the other hand, you know if you are a diabetic or not; and if you can’t have two starches, then don’t eat one. 2) As far as it being crowded in the serving area, tables were already set up for us...

  • Fighting to Decrease Suicide Rate in Montana

    Jan 10, 2024

    Dear Editor: I am writing to encourage everyone to join the fight to help decrease the suicide rate in Montana. We have ranked in the top three for suicides per capita for years. Now we know more knowledge and we need to utilize it in order to improve not only that terrible statistic, but to decrease the loss of life due to suicides and address the desperation that is causing our people to act. I know that is a big goal, but united we can do it! Some of you have already been introduced to the national hot line number 988, but we need EVERYONE,...

  • A Shocking Idea

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Jan 10, 2024

    While packing up my hunting gear at the end of the season I realized Dot’s e-collar was switched on, the green light still blinking feebly. I turned it off and started to put it back in its box then realized I might need it again before next fall. Commonly referred to as a “shock” collar, it’s what I use to keep Dot in range, an electronic leash of sorts. Among the options on the controller are two small buttons for tone and vibrate, and a larger one that administers an electric shock. I call...

  • Wanda Sue Reynolds (December 29, 1936-December 25, 2023)

    Jan 10, 2024

    Wanda Sue Reynolds, 86, of Malta, Mont., passed away Monday, December 25th at Sweet Home in Chinook, Mont. Wanda was born December 29, 1936, in Lewistown, Mont., to William Fraser and Elsie Fulton at St. Joseph's Hospital. Wanda met Joseph Reynolds on a blind date; they were married in June 1958. They had two sons in Great Falls and moved to Malta in 1961. They built Joe's In and Out in 1962 and continued growing their family with another son and a daughter. In 1998 they retired to Las Vegas,... Full story

  • Malta High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

    Jan 10, 2024

    Congratulations to the following Malta High School students who have made the Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2023-2024 school year. Seniors: Seniors-Elly Anderson, Bradley Brown, Samme Gibbs, Taylin Johannesen, Giona Lamb, Colton Mears, Carson Ottinger, Bow SaintLouis, Mason Sjostrom, Gavin Slade, Hunter Stolem, Addison Ulrich. Juniors: Lela Domire, Mariana Drabbels, Ava Hanson, Josslyn Hoge, Ivan Lefdahl, Jeslyn McCorkle, Kellen Murray, Kelbie Nelson, Stockton Oxarart, Braydon Rhoads, Kohner Schipman, Brittney Sorlie, Kash Stiles....

  • North Country News for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Pat Murdock, PCN Correspondent|Jan 10, 2024

    Here are some interesting facts from the Chinook Livestock News I get, owners Karla and Dexter Buck. 1. Scotland chose the unicorn as its national animal. 2. The Eiffel Tower gets taller in the summer. 3. Human teeth are the only part of the body that can't heal themselves. 4. We are more creative in the shower. 5. Supermarket apples can be a year old. 6. Venus is the only planet that spins clockwise. 7. Nutmeg is a hallucinogen. 8. Ketchup used to be sold as medicine. If it isn't worthy, its o.k. Happy New Year. PS. An additional New Year's...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jan 10, 2024

    Happy New Year! May each of you realize your dreams and goals! Diana Engel and Layne Engel invited me out for lunch one day after Christmas. It was so fun seeing Layne as a father to a two-year-old! Visiting with my previous comrade from the Whitewater teaching staff was the icing on the cake! I’ve received a few calls wishing me a happy new year from friends up north. Carol Lumsden said that Pete had the team out pulling the wagon for hayrides during New Year festivities! Sounds like a lot of f...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Jan 10, 2024

    January 3: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024 TO ALL FROM WHITEWATER, MONTANA!! Get well wishes to all who are sick. Happy Birthday to those celebrated in December, including Sommer Green. Over Christmas, there was a beautiful candlelight service at Whitewater Lutheran Church. The church was full, and I really enjoyed playing the familiar Christmas carols. There were many guests including a choir from Malta. They were children and combined with our Whitewater youth to sing. Another I visited with was Scot...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Jan 10, 2024

    Malta Senior Center BINGO is every Friday at 1:00 at the Malta Senior Center Malta School Board Mtg School Board Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the MHS Boardroom. Times and dates are subject to change. (Jan. 10, 2024) City Council Meetings City Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at City Hall at 5 p.m. Knitting and Crochet Club The Knitting & Crochet Club will meet in the downstairs conference room of the P. C. Library from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday. Lunch at...

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 10, 2024

    1 yrs ago Jan. 8, 2014 Senior Zach Handley scored 28 points-- 13 of them in the third period when he canned a trio of treys-- to lead Malta to a 66-39 home-court win over the Harlem Wildcats. Malta resident Billy Froman had a winter thrill when he landed a 33-inch long walleye at Nelson Reservoir using tip-ups. The fish weighed 14.5 pounds. Behind his humble, reverend-like appearance, funeral director Greg Kirkwood harbors a not-so-secret desire. He likes to go fast. He is the President of the Phillips County Motorsports Inc., which holds...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Jan 10, 2024

    Cedar View Apartments PT OFFICE ASSISTANT Cedar View Apartments is seeking an individual for a part-time Office Assistant position for a 32-unit apartment complex located in Malta, Montana. This position will directly assist the Site Manager with the function of the day-to-day office tasks. Looking to fill this position immediately. Competitive Wage. Please contact Jackie Hardison for more information at 406-755-0961 Ext 2 or stop by the Cedar View office on Tuesday or Thursday. -------------------------- Carquest Auto Parts-Malta Carquest...

  • Legals for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    Jan 10, 2024

    Candidate Filing Thursday, January 11, 2024 is the first day for candidates to file for the June 4, 2024 Primary Election for the County Offices of: County Commissioner, District B – 6 year term – currently held by Bruce Christofferson Clerk of District Court – 4 year term – currently held by Tami Christofferson Thursday, January 11, 2023 is the first day for candidates to file for the June 4, 2024 Primary Election for the local Conservation District Board: District Board Member – 4-year term – currently held by McCall Lamberding District Bo...

  • A Welcome from District Senator Tempel

    Jan 10, 2024

    8 Happy New Year! As I watched the sunrise this first day of the new year, I was reflecting on this past year. Family and friends have all made an impact on Judy and my lives. I am thankful to everyone for the part you may have played in our lives these past years. As our state's House and Senate Districts have been redistricted and will be effective starting January 2025, I will be working with folks from the new area that was formerly Senator Mike Lang's district. I have been fortunate to...

  • Grasshopper Management Workshop

    Jan 10, 2024

    The Phillips County Extension Office will be holding a Grasshopper Management Workshop on Thursday, January 25th at 3:30 p.m. in the Phillips Count. Library Basement Meeting Room. Come learn about the cycle we are in with the grasshoppers as well as options to assist in the management of this pest. Agenda: 3:30 pm-Pesticide safety Christina Murphy Phillips Co. Extension Agent, 4: 45 pm- Grasshopper Biology and Population Gary Adams & Hannah Lewis USDA-APHIS, 5:15 pm-USA Rangeland Grasshopper Suppression Program Gary Adams & Hannah Lewis...

  • Attorney General Knudsen asks Montanans to learn signs of human trafficking during Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana|Jan 10, 2024

    As Human Trafficking Awareness Month begins, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is asking Montanans to learn the signs of human trafficking and report it if they see it to help the state fight the heinous crime. He also sent a warning to human traffickers and their patrons not to do business in Montana because they will be caught and held accountable for their criminal behavior. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers—often organized criminal enterprises—profit at the expense of adults or children com...

  • Second Annual Jr Ref Clinic in Fairfield

    Jan 10, 2024

    The Fairfield Basketball Club is pleased to announce that it will be conducting it's second annual JR. REF CLINIC on March 16, 2024, at the Fairfield High School. Last year's clinic, the first ever Jr. Ref Clinic in Montana, was a huge success and other entities are starting to hold their own clinics, in other parts of the state (Robbie Tesch, Billings). The JR REF clinic relies on the following groups to make it a success: 1. JR REF attendees: Boys/Girls in grades 6th-12th from anywhere in Montana. (Last year we had a HS Junior from Anaconda w...

  • I Changed My Prescription Drug Plan, What Now?

    Jan 10, 2024

    Beginning January 1, you will no longer be on your old plan and your new plan begins. You will want to discard your old plan’s insurance card and put your new one in its place. You will want to give your drug store/provider your new insurance card information for billing. Those people who chose to pay their premiums via coupon book can pay monthly or make as many payments as they want by sending in the amount required. Those that chose to have their premiums taken out of their Social Security check or Railroad Retirement may have lag time d...

  • Phillips County Community Foundation to hold Re-organizational Meeting

    Jan 10, 2024

    The Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) will hold a re-organizational meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 16th in the basement community room of the Phillips County Library. PCCF President, Anne Boothe states that “we’re looking for new volunteers and leaders to serve on the Board of Directors and Strategy Committee and invite all concerned citizens to join us at the meeting. We have tremendous opportunity for matching funds for local projects and building our endowment in the near future and need to make some critical decisions as...

  • Mustangs Defeat Scotties in Thriller to Start 2024

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Jan 10, 2024

    The first game of 2024 was an exciting one for the Malta Mustangs, who overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat the Glasgow Scotties 55-52 in a thriller that came down to the final buzzer last Saturday, January 6, in Malta. Malta was led by junior Bohdi Brenden who had 19 points, as well as five rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Junior Treyton Wilke had 17 points and three rebounds. "We came out and played hard. We battled hard because they are a big team," Wilke said. "We are short,...

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