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  • P.C. Legacy: Miles From Montana, A Search for Hope

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 8, 2023

    Far from the grass-covered prairie, the wild sage, and even the wheat waving in the wind, there is a glimmer of hope in the eyes and mind of a young woman from eastern Montana... miles and miles from home. Miranda Orr grew up in Saco, Montana, the daughter of Jay and Carolyn Yeska, a country gal's life in a small town. The inspiration for her interest in the medical field, namely in Alzheimer's research, was her grandmother, Vivian Siewing, also from Saco. Miranda and her family watched the...

  • The Valley is Alive With the Sound of Music

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 8, 2023

    The valley along the winding Milk River danced and kept time as beautiful music and harmony filled the winter evening on a near full moon night. Students from Malta, Saco, and Whitewater joined voices, talents and sounds on Monday, January 30, 2023, at the District 12 & 13 Honor Concert. Held in the gymnasium in Glasgow, the near-to-capacity crowd was well entertained, enjoying the blend of 14 schools. The collaboration is an annual event. Students are selected and submitted by the teachers and...

  • Phillips County Ambulance Service Receives Grant

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 8, 2023

    Ambulance volunteers Vince Mace and Janessa Malmend accepted a check from Northwest Farm Credit Services last week. The check in the amount of $2,800 will go toward the ongoing EMT Class supplies. The check was presented by Whitney Tatafu of the Glasgow Northwest Farm Credit Services office. With this grant, the students currently enrolled in the EMT training have their class paid for. In addition to this boost to get new applicants ready and work earnestly toward finishing the class, Vince stat...

  • GRANDSTAND: It's a Yes, & It's a No

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 8, 2023

    Receiving numerous inquiries as to the status of the grandstand at the Phillips County Fairgrounds, the question was taken to the Public Input agenda at the meeting of the County Commissioners. Posed to Commissioners Bruce Christofferson and Richard Dunbar, was the question, “what is the plan for the grandstand at the fairgrounds?” The two commissioners stated the process is slow; YES, it will be rebuilt…however, NO, it is likely not to be in place at the 2023 Fair. Both commissioners were in agreeance that the grandstand will be built in th...

  • Malta School District Announces Election For Two Positions

    Feb 8, 2023

    The Malta School District announces the upcoming school election to be held on May 2, 2023. Two trustee positions are up for election – both are three year terms. These seats are currently held by Kevin Koss and Justin Lamb. To file for a seat on the Malta School Board, contact Jane Knudsen, District Clerk for candidate forms. The deadline to file is March 23, 2023....

  • Two Bills Pertaining to Minors are Going Through Legislature

    Feb 8, 2023

    Dear Editor, I am writing to you to inform the public on two bills protecting kids that are going through the MT legislature right now and need urgent attention. For those constituents of Representative Casey Knudsen, I ask that you contact him, let him know you are his constituent, and ask him to vote yes to HB234. This bill will remove public schools from an obscenity exemption clause. Currently if you provide obscene material to kids on the street, you will be in legal trouble. If you are a teacher or librarian inside a public school, that...

  • Daines Condemns Biden, Senate Democrats' Inflation Crisis at Senate Leadership Press Conference

    Feb 8, 2023

    U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered the following remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference condemning Senate Democrats and President Biden for recklessly spending trillions of dollars and creating record-high inflation for Montana families. “Senate Democrats joined President Biden in greenlighting these multi-trillion dollar, purely partisan spending extravaganzas over the last two years. “In fact, even Democrats from the Obama administration warned that if this legislation were to pass, you would have inf...

  • Isn't This What the Space Force was Created For?

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Feb 8, 2023

    I was sitting on the patio at the lake last summer enjoying the sun when I noticed an object high in the sky to the north. It was roughly the shape of an oval with a bright, shimmery border. It wasn’t moving. I blinked and shook my head, sure that it was only a floater in my eye, but when I looked again it was still there. Barb was inside the cabin and I was reluctant to call her. She is a firm believer in UFOs, Sasquatch, and the like. She remains convinced the odd little critter we spotted a...

  • Irene Alice (Kalkman) Stout (February 21, 1927- February 4, 2023)

    Feb 8, 2023

    Irene Alice (Kalkman) Stout was born Feb. 21, 1927, in her folks' home 10 miles South of Climax, Sask. She and her sister Ethel went to school about four miles from home until her folks moved to Turner, MT in 1939. They then graduated from Turner School in 1945. Teachers were scarce so both Irene and Ethel attended summer school at Northern Montana College and then taught school. Irene taught at the Cherry Patch School from 1945-1947, and then at the Savoy school until she married Del Roy Stout...

  • Dodson News for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Eldora Henry, PCN Correspondent|Feb 8, 2023

    The weather and the world are staying about the same. It stays cold and we still have most of our snow. I have always enjoyed winter but think I have changed my mind this year. It has finally warmed up enough that we are seeing some water at the edges finally. The teams played some hard games on Saturday with Poplar and unfortunately lost the games. Sorry, you played hard. Polly Solberg went to Havre on Thursday and while there visited several old friends at the nursing home. Polly Solberg and...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Feb 8, 2023

    It is February 2023, time sure flies! “Get Well Wishes to Dallas Green and Jeanie Green. However, Jeanie can’t stay sick long, as she is lambing. They are so cute. I used to raise bum lambs on a bottle, what fun! Here in Whitewater, we have so much snow, if it melts we may have a flood. We will wait and see. The chief topic in Whitewater is basketball. Our Whitewater Penguins/Mavericks are still rated #1 in the State, in Class C basketball. Good Luck to all teams. Cindy Clark, Pastor of Lor...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 8, 2023

    Oh, the temps are spring-like! We’ve had a few days with 40 degrees plus, so the snow is melting a little. The banks have a crust of ice and when the sun hits them, the glare is shocking! My driveway is pretty icy so if you come to visit, please be careful! Cindy Clark and I attended the ball game in Whitewater on Friday! It was a full afternoon! Two junior varsity games, boys and girls, senior night, and two varsity games. The Mavericks won the two varsity games over Scobey but lost the JV game...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Feb 8, 2023

    Malta Senior Center BINGO is every Friday at 1:00 at the Malta Senior Center PC Library Knitting and Crochet Club The Phillips County Library hosts a knitting and crochet group from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday. P.C. Coffee in Billings 2-13-23 Attention former and present Phillips County Residents! Meet old friends from Phillips County at Perkins Restaurant (Backroom) located at 825 North 27th Street in Billings on Monday, February 13, at 10 a.m. Call Carl Solberg at 406-656-9492. Malta Band and Choir Concert 2-14-23 The Malta Band and...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 8, 2023

    1 yrs ago Jan. 30, 2013 YOUTH CHARGED State prosecutors filed negligent homicide charges against 17-year-old Emmitt Boschee, as a result of the death of 16-year-old Logan Wilson, who was shot and killed while hunting north of Malta. The incident happened on Oct. 12, 2010, and had originally been ruled accidental by the State Division of Criminal Investigation. At the time of the death, the charged teenager was 14 years of age. LOCAL (QUIET) ARTISTS On a cold December day David Wilkes, and his sister, Harriet, took their artwork, drawings, and...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Feb 8, 2023

    Malta School District Job Announcement ROUTE BUS DRIVERS WANTED Malta Public Schools is seeking applicants for School Route Bus Drivers, including substitute bus drivers. Successful applicants will be hired upon approval of a satisfactory background check and a clean pre-employment drug test. Random drug testing is required after hire. Bus Driver Requirements: Montana Driver’s License in good standing for E-Class buses (Ford Expedition) CDL in good standing with school bus and passenger bus endorsements for regular school buses 15 hours a...

  • Legals for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Feb 8, 2023

    ORDINANCE No. 314 An ordinance establishing time limits for parking vehicles n City streets or city property and providing for penalties for Violation of such restrictions. BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Malta as follows: SECTION 1: No vehicle shall be parked or left standing upon a city street or on city property for a period longer than five (5) days. (61-8-356 M.A.C.) SECTION 2: Any person or persons violating the provisions of Section 1 of this ordinance shall be guilty, of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished...

  • Thirty Attend Livestock Day as US Beef Cow Numbers Shrink to Lowest Since 1962

    Marko Manoukian, P. C. Extension Agent|Feb 8, 2023

    The annual Jim Schumacher Memorial Livestock Day was well attended with over 30 area livestock producers. The meeting started off with a sour note. Continued drought in the west and plains has shrunk the beef cow herd to 28.9 million head. Year to date reduction of 4%, results in the smallest beef cow herd since 1962. Montana ranks 7th in the list of states with the largest reduction. Since 2020 Montana has lost over 200,000 head of cattle. Dr. “JP” Pollreisz, Managing Veterinarian in Zoe...

  • Malta Middle School Spelling Bee Winners, County Bee Feb. 8

    Shyla Clausen, Malta Public School|Feb 8, 2023

    Malta Middle School held its Spelling Bee on January 24, 2023. Titus Wiederrick and Peyton Branham battled back and forth for 7 rounds before a winner was declared. Peyton spelled configuration and provocation to become the champion. Representing Malta Middle School in the Phillips County Bee which will be held February 8th, 2023 at 1:00 pm in the Malta High School auditorium will be Tripp Lefdahl, Finn Witmer, Kade Bleth, Titus Wiederrick, and Peyton Branham. Alternates are Amelia Walking...

  • Whitewater School Spelling Bee Winners

    Feb 8, 2023

  • Saco School Spelling Bee Winners

    Feb 8, 2023

  • Gibbs Earns 205 Title at Eastern B/C, Malta Taking Four To State

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 8, 2023

    The Malta-Whitewater Wrestling teams will be sending a total of four wrestlers to the 2023 MHSA State Wrestling Championships in Billings this weekend. Those wrestlers are senior Camryn Mears, sophomore Colton Mears, junior Kohner Schipman, and senior Spencer Gibbs. All four wrestlers competed in the 2022 MHSA State Wrestling Championships. The Mustang wrestlers took sixth place as a team, scoring 77 points amongst their seven wrestlers at the Eastern B/C Divisional last weekend in Columbus. Hun...

  • M-ettes Now 14-2, To Face Poplar, Shelby

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 8, 2023

    The Malta M-ettes basketball team picked up a couple of road wins last weekend as they defeated the Rocky Boy Northern Stars 77-28 in Rocky Boy on Thursday, February 2, and the Roundup Panthers 67-9 on Saturday, February 4, in Roundup. The M-ettes are now 14-2 this season, with their two losses coming from their games against the Havre Blue Ponies this year. This week, the M-ettes will head to Poplar on Friday, February 10, to take on the Lady Indians. The girls C-Squad will kick the evening...

  • Mustangs Take Down Rocky Boy, Roundup

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 8, 2023

    The Malta Mustangs basketball team is now 11-5, after picking up a pair of wins on the road last week. The Mustangs defeated the Rocky Boy Northern Stars 73-53 on Thursday, February 2, in Rocky Boy. Malta then traveled to Roundup and defeated the Panthers 75-30 on Saturday, February 4. Malta will head to Poplar this Friday to take on the Poplar Indians. The Boys JV game is at 4:30 p.m. Varsity will follow at 6 p.m. They will then have their last regular season home game against the Shelby Coyote...

  • C Boys: Mavs Beat Scobey for First Time!

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 8, 2023

    The North Country Mavericks and Dodson Coyotes Basketball teams had two games a piece last weekend as the 2022-23 regular season nears it's end. The Mavericks fell 67-31 to the Glasgow Scotties in Glasgow on Thursday, February 2, but defeated the Scobey Spartans Friday, February 3, in Whitewater for the first time in the co-op's history (started in 2015). The Coyotes squared off against the Roy-Winifred Outlaws on Friday in Dodson and fell 64-46 and then the Class B Poplar Indians 87-45 last...

  • "A" Team Goes 2-0 at Malta Jamboree

    Feb 8, 2023

    This group of boys; six 7th graders (Thatcher is injured) and one 8th grader (Michael) had a great weekend. They went 2-0 at the Malta Jamboree. They beat Glasgow 50-48 and then beat Scobey in OT 62-59. So proud of them. (This team is called the A team and plays in the 8th-grade games)....

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