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  • P.C. Extension Office Holds 35th Annual Jim Schumacher Day

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 7, 2024

    The local Extension Office honored one of their own with the 35th Annual Jim Schumacher Day last week. Jim Schumacher served as the County Agent in Phillips County for years. Serving in the office for seven years, he was active with the kids in the 4-H program, and a shoulder for a rancher or farmer when support or ideas were needed. To the rest of the community he was a down-to-earth man with a big and generous, tireless heart. Jim passed away in 1989, on Jim Schumacher Day, just before the...

  • Grasshopper Workshop Held In Malta at P.C.Library

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 7, 2024

    There was no cloud cover or swarm of locust last Thursday, but there was plenty of interest in the workshop providing information on how to eradicate your world of grasshoppers. County Extension Agent Christina Murphy was well pleased with the turnout; she assisted with providing information to facilitate this article. Phillips County is one of the areas in Montana that have been plagued by the grasshopper infestation. Although they seem to be great in numbers, the actual last "locust" in Montan...

  • PCH Announces Brockie To Join as FNP

    Jo Tharp, CEO Phillips County Hospital|Feb 7, 2024

    Phillips County Hospital (PCH) and Family Health Clinic is excited to announce that Jesse Brockie, FNP has accepted an FNP position and will join our care team at PCH. Ms. Brockie is originally from Hays, MT and is an enrolled member of the Aaniiih Nation. She obtained her undergraduate nursing degree through Montana State University-Northern. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing through the University of North Dakota and graduated in May 2023. Ms. Brockie's experience...

  • Senator Tester Calls to Talk Border Security

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 7, 2024

    Montana Senator Jon Tester (MT) held a call-in conference on Monday, February 5, directed to addressing the issue of securing the border, issue of illegals crossing the borders, and in turn, help reduce the amount of drugs coming into the U.S., in particular, fentanyl. Tester opened the session with, “The situation at the southern border right now is unacceptable. We have the fentanyl crisis back in our state; you don’t have to take it from me…you can take it from Montana Sheriff’s or mayors or families; or Border Patrol Agents I have met wit...

  • Phillips County Prevention News: Stack to Talk Dangers of Today's Marijuana

    Feb 7, 2024

    Gina Lamb, PS for Phillips County has been collaborating with Malta High School, Phillips County Suicide Prevention, and the Phillips County Local Advisory Council on Behavioral Health to bring Laura Stack, Founder & CEO of Johnny's Ambassadors to speak in Malta this coming March. Gina recently presented to the Malta School Board, personally inviting them to the upcoming parent and community night which will be held after separate presentations to middle school and high school students during...

  • Reading News On The Phone? Ha.

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Feb 7, 2024

    Some years ago while working for the Bozeman Chronicle I was told by a computer tech there that folks would soon be reading the news on their phones. I laughed at such a far-fetched notion, coming as it did from a computer nerd. What did he know about news? This was a few years before the demise of the daily newspaper. I couldn’t yet see the end. Now I’m lost without my phone, which provides me with up-to-the-minute news, sports, weather and nonsense. It also offers a constant distraction fro...

  • Dolores (Dolly) R. Judge (August 2, 1930 - January 16, 2024)

    Feb 7, 2024

    Dolores (Dolly) R. Judge passed away in her home in Portland, Oregon, Jan. 16, 2024, of natural causes. She was cared for by her loving children to the very end. She was born in Saco, Montana, on August 2, 1930. Dolly grew up in Wagner, the daughter of Leo and Erma Curley and sister to Donny Curley. She was married to Joseph Judge, in Malta in May of 1946. The newlyweds moved to Helena in 1947 where Joe would attend Carroll College on the GI Bill. In 1960 they left Helena and moved to Portland,... Full story

  • Jack Wesley McCuin (August 7, 1935 - February 2, 2024)

    Feb 7, 2024

    Jack Wesley McCuin, age 88 of Jordan, formerly of Saco, Montana, passed away on February 2, 2024 at the Garfield County Nursing Home in Jordan, Montana. Jack was born on August 7, 1935 in Saco, MT to Edwin Walter "Mac" and Alma (Garrison) McCuin. He was raised on the ranch 35 miles south of Saco on Larb Creek and attended school in Saco. His dad passed when he was 10 years old, which was difficult for him and the family. On September 20, 1970, he married Jan Forbes in Goblesville, Indiana. They... Full story

  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 7, 2024

    Since I’ve been living in Billings for three months now, I have been keeping track of weather at Loring through my friends in Loring. They have told me about the thick fog for about a week or so and posted pictures of the beautiful frost on the trees, etc. but now I can report to them that Billings has very thick fog this morning! The other wing of the building is barely visible to me! Nancy Murdock was down on Friday. We had such a fun visit and lunch at City Vineyard! On Thursday a...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Feb 7, 2024

    Sympathy to all involved in the wars. So terrible. To the people who take clothes and/or important papers and bills, etc. Read the good book, the commandment says, “Thou shall not steal”. Everyone has a right to their privacy. You know who you are. Turner played basketball at Whitewater High School. A large crowd attended, and lunch was served. Sommer Green sang the National Anthem. She has such a beautiful voice. Sunday Jean Green, Sommer, Rory Green, and I went to Sleeping Buffalo to swi...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Feb 7, 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. (February 12) 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 at Gone to Pieces Quilt Shop at 11 a.m. every Thursday. Lunch at River’s Bend Mon. and Wed. River’s Bend Ass...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 7, 2024

    1 yrs ago Feb. 5, 2014 “I had to pinch myself again this morning,” said local volunteer resident, Laura Pankratz. She had submitted a grant that was successful for $495,000 to build a walking bridge across Hwy 2 along the Milk River. Former Malta M-ette Bobbi Knudsen continued to add to her legacy as she was selected for the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Team. This is her third year for this honor. Greg Oxarart was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock to serve as a member of the Montana Grass Conservation Commission. Sonny Obrecht of...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Feb 7, 2024

    HIRING NOW! Century Companies, Inc. is looking for: Paving Superintendent Pile Buck, Oiler Field Mechanic, Truck Driver, Bridge Carpenter, Bridge Superintendent, Project Manager, Project Engineer, Const. Surveyor/P.E., Concrete Finisher, Construction laborer, Heavy Equipment Operator, Asphalt Plant Groundsman Field Wages are Davis-Bacon or Better--employer-paid benefits including family health and retirement. Meet and Greet--Century reps will be holding an informal Meet and Greet and interviews in Malta on Tuesday, February 20th. Come by the Gr...

  • Legals for Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Feb 7, 2024

    CALL FOR BIDS The Malta Irrigation District will accept sealed proposals at the office of Malta Irrigation District until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024 for the purchase of: One (1) 2005 4x4 Chevrolet ½ ton pickup Vehicle will be sold in an as-is condition. It can be seen at Malta Irrigation District headquarters at 509 South 3 rd Street East, Malta, MT. Questions, contact Russ Brookie at 654-7384. Malta Irrigation District reserves the right to refuse any or all bids. Deliver bids in person or mail to Malta Irrigation District, PO Box...

  • More than 5,200 New Business Registrations in January 2024

    The Office of Christi Jacobsen, Montana Secretary of State|Feb 7, 2024

    Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen says more than 5,200 new business registrations were filed with the Secretary of State’s Office in January 2024, according to the Montana Business Economic Report. For comparison, roughly 5,100 new business registrations were filed in January last year. “We were proud to announce Montana had another record year of new business registration in 2023,” Secretary Jacobsen said, “and we’re beginning 2024 with more Montanans creating their businesses. Our office is honored to serve them as they begin the...

  • Over 240 candidate filings processed for 2024 Elections

    The Office of Christi Jacobsen, Montana Secretary of State|Feb 7, 2024

    Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen says more than 240 candidate filings have been processed by the Secretary of State's Office as of 5 p.m. on Friday, February 2. "Twenty new candidate filings were processed by our office this week, bringing the total to 242 now that the calendar has turned to February," said Secretary Jacobsen. "Many of this week's filings were for the state legislature, but I wish all of the candidates the best of luck during the upcoming election cycle." Fifteen of the 20 filings processed this week were candidates...

  • Saco Students at the Honor Band and Choir Festival

    Feb 7, 2024

    Saco students participated in both the Honor Band and Honor Choir at the District 12 Honor Festival on Monday, January 29 at the Glasgow High School. District 12 includes all 17 schools with a music program from Malta to Bainville along Highway 2 and north to Canada....

  • Saco Students Impress at BPA Regional

    Shyla Sunford, Saco Public Schools|Feb 7, 2024

    The Saco Chapter of Business Professionals of America attended the 2024 Regional conference in Lambert, MT on January 11th. The kids surely didn't come home empty handed. Emerson Downing was awarded 1st place in Graphic Design Josie Brown, Jessa Erickson, and Emerson Downing competed on a Visual Design Team together and took away the 1st place trophy. The freshmen class competed against each other in the Fundamental Word Processing event, and Laytin Erickson took 10th, Jake Brown 5th, and...

  • Schipman Wins Eastern B/C 138 Title; Seven Wrestlers Heading to State

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 7, 2024

    The Malta/Whitewater Mustangs wrestling team is sending seven athletes to the 2024 State B/C Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Billings at the Metrapark First Interstate Arena. The competition is set to start at 8:50 a.m. on Friday, February 9, with the Parade of Athletes and will conclude after the championship round on Saturday, February 10. Malta competed at the 2024 Eastern B/C Tournament last weekend in Wolf Point. Ten of Malta's 14 wrestlers placed in the top eight, but given the new...

  • M-ettes Defeat Lady Scotties and Lady Wolves, Lose to Lady Golden Eagles

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 7, 2024

    The Malta M-ettes went 2-1 last week as they defeated the Glasgow Lady Scotties 57-43 on Thursday, February 1, and the Wolf Point Lady Wolves 58-40 in Malta on Friday, February 2. They fell 53-46 to the Fergus Lady Golden Eagles on Saturday, February 3. Malta was scheduled to face the Class A Havre Lady Blue Ponies for the second time this season on Tuesday, February 6. Recap of that game will be in next week’s PCN. The M-ettes will face the Poplar Lady Indians in Malta on Friday, February 9, a...

  • Mavs Teams Face Scobey, To Face Lustre, Nashua

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 7, 2024

    The North Country Mavericks and Lady Mavericks went to Scobey on Saturday, and took on their Spartan counterparts on Saturday, February 3. It was their second meeting of the 2023-24 season. The Lady Mavericks were able to defeat the Lady Spartans 47-23, and extended their win-streak to 44 games. The Mavericks fell 71-36 to the Spartans. In the Lady Mavericks’ win, North Country was led by Paige Wasson, who had 15 points, five steals, and three rebounds. Teagan Erickson had an 11 point, 12 r...

  • Mustangs Beat 2B Foes, Fall to Fergus

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 7, 2024

    The Malta Mustangs basketball team won two of their three games last week, defeating district foe Glasgow 79-53 in Glasgow, on Thursday, February 1, and Wolf Point 92-66 in Malta on Friday, February 2. Malta fell 62-60 to the 2023 Class A Champion Fergus Gold Eagles in their second match of the season on Saturday, February 3, in Lewistown, and the Mustangs' win-streak ended at 11 games. Malta were scheduled to face the Class A Havre Blue Ponies for the second time this season on Tuesday,...

  • Dodson Teams Fight Hard With Low Numbers

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 7, 2024

    Lady Coyotes The Dodson Lady Coyotes fell in their three games last week. The team which once had nine players was down to six in their losses to Box Elder, Lustre, and Frazer. In their 51-28 loss to the Box Elder Lady Bears, in Box Elder last Thursday, February 1, Jazlyn KillEagle led the charge with an 11 point, 10 rebound double-double. Kyra Campbell had seven points, 13 rebounds and five pass deflections. Lily Turnsplenty had six points, nine rebounds, and two assists. Kashton Siers had two...

  • School Calendars for the Week of February 7, 2024

    Feb 7, 2024

    Malta School Calendar Feb. 7: P. C. Spelling Bee Feb. 8: P/T Conferences Little Cheer Camp Feb. 9-10: HS WR State Tournament @ Billings Feb. 9: BB vs Poplar Senior Night Little Mustang/Little Cheer Feb. 10: BB vs Harlem MS BB NE Tourney @ Wolf Point Feb. 12: School Board Mtg. Class C Calendar Dodson Feb. 7: P. C. Spelling Bee Feb. 9: BB vs Box Elder Senior Night Feb. 10: BB @ Circle Saco Feb. 7: P. C. Spelling Bee Feb. 9: BB vs Lustre @ Saco Senior Night Feb. 10: BB @ Nashua Feb. 12: JH Music Fest. @ Malta Whitewater Feb. 7: P. C. Spelling Bee...