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  • Malta High School's Future Farmers of America chapter celebrated National FFA Week, February 18-26.

    Feb 28, 2024

  • City Council: P.C. Cattlewomen Fight For Use of City Hall for Ag Day

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 28, 2024

    Tuesday, February 13th the Malta City Council met at 5 p.m., in addition to the council members, also present were John Wright, Compliance Officer, and Taylor French. Minutes from the last meeting, agenda for the current meeting and claims were approved following a motion and a second. The motion passed unanimously. PWD Jim Truelove started the reports to the council members. He said the hydrants in Murray Trailer Court were being flushed. This action will hopefully clear up some of the slow...

  • Malta Lagoon Failure: Though Remedy Was Found, Repairs To Come

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 28, 2024

    Last week, word was received from Public Works Director Jim Truelove informing Mayor John Demarais there was a problem with the lagoon not working properly. A state of emergency was declared from the City Office, which gave the Mayor the authority to make it a priority and get on the phone to start making contact with the necessary entities to begin the long and immediate process of fixing the situation. Demarais stated things were going good by the time he was interviewed and said that the...

  • Special People in Our Lives Get To Celebrate a Birthday Thursday

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 28, 2024

    Steve graduated from Malta High School at the age of four, Janet graduated at age four, as well. Steve is now 17 and a grandfather. Needless to say, these two are indeed special. Steve Baeth and his sister, Janet (Baeth) Veseth are only two of a large number of people, over 5 million, who only celebrate their birthday every four years. Those 5 million are a mere .1% of the population! This is because they were born in a Leap Year, on February 29th. They are known as "leapers" or...

  • February Blood Draw Successful

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Feb 28, 2024

    The day after Valentine’s Day, individuals from Phillips County, and one from Blaine County, decided to be a sweetheart and give the gift of life…blood. Fifty-five successful pints were donated by those who would more than likely remain anonymous to the recipient. They gave unselfishly and from one heart to another. Red Cross Blood Draw coordinator, Teresa Hotchkiss was pleased with the turnout, as the goal had been set for 50 units…an extra five units is always welcomed. Held at the Event Center, the team from Great Falls kept the traff...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 28, 2024

    Kenzie LaBrie: "It went pretty good. The FFA set up the different color wars during the week. I helped out by serving at the breakfast." Kaden Green: "It was really quite fun; there were a few more older people (& FFA alumni) than in the past; there was more participation. I enjoyed visiting the 7th and 8th graders at the workshop for new members. I'm looking forward to the State FFA meeting in Billings." AJ Marquis: "Things ran smoothly and it was a great way to give back to the community. My...

  • Attention Quilters!

    Feb 28, 2024

    It’s time again for the 74th Annual Montana Seed Show, and with it, the 31st Annual Quilt Show. The show will be held Friday, March 8 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Band Room of Harlem High School. Bring your entries and entry forms to Richman Insurance on Main Street in Harlem by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 1. No late entries can be accepted. Great cash prizes will be awarded. Get busy and get those projects finished and enter them in our show! You can enter quilts, quilted wall hangings, d...

  • The Endangered Species Act is Broken

    Feb 28, 2024

    The Founding Fathers had many contentious debates over the powers of the United States versus the States. Their goal was to avoid any suggestion of creating sovereignty. Section 8 of the Constitution of the USA limited the roles and powers of the Federal Congress to International issues, declarations of war, interstate commerce, etc. In Amendment X the powers not specifically delegated to the United States are reserved to the States. The Founding Fathers tried to design a system where power was not concentrated in any aspect of the government....

  • Our Spring Break Will Be Different Than Normal

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Feb 28, 2024

    It’s that time of year when Barb and I head south. By the end of February, we’ve had enough snow and cold. Warmer climes begin to call. For decades we pulled a boat to Florida, fishing the salt on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Most years we camped on barrier islands under the palms. Eventually, however, that trip became too long, Florida too crowded, and too many days on the road to get there. We began spending time in the California desert about five years ago. While it lacked the fis...

  • Kathleen Marie "Ree" Simonson (February 5, 1932-February 19, 2024)

    Feb 28, 2024

    On Monday, February 19, 2024, Kathleen Marie "Ree" Simonson, 92, beloved wife, mother and grandmother moved to her heavenly home after spending her final months in the loving care of Tony and Emily Simonsen at River's Bend Assisted Living. Ree was a woman of strong faith who loved the Lord and raising her family. Her life and legacy will continue to impact the ones who were blessed to be part of her life for years to come. Ree was born on February 5, 1932, in Malta, Mont., to Alexander "Alec"... Full story

  • Noel Joseph Emond December 25, 1937 - February 23, 2024)

    Feb 28, 2024

    Noel Joseph Emond passed away Friday, February 23, 2024. Noel was born on a ranch in South Phillips County on December 25, 1937. Noel spent his life working hard, being active in his community, and being a blessing to all. Noel loved to dance and call square dances. Noel is survived by his wife Sharon of 63 years, four children Angelia (Karl), Brenda (Murray), Dusty (Margaret), and Kory, and 6 grandchildren Jay (Mikell), Heather (Matt), Martin (Sarah), Jerry (Tori), Morgan, and Sydney. There... Full story

  • Loring News for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Feb 28, 2024

    As I said last week, Rodney drove me up to Loring and the weather was fantastic. We saw two bald eagles and about 50 hawks, which happens at this time of year. We did not see any newborn calves, but I’m sure they will be coming soon! I had a wonderful time up North! Cindy Clark, Carol Lumsden and I made an international journey on Tuesday to Val Marie. I asked to get a stamp for my passport when we crossed into Canada. It’s my first use of the passport, and I’ve had it for 5 years! We ate lunch...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Feb 28, 2024

    Sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Ree Simonson. Ree was a lifelong resident of Whitewater. She raised her family here. Ree moved to Malta, then later to the assisted living home. She was my friend and a friend to all. Ree will be missed by all who knew her. It is soon going to be March! It is so hard to believe. Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. This includes my grandsons Seth and Jon Siewing. They are both in college in Bozeman. A get-well...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Feb 28, 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. (March 13) 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 28, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 28, 2024

    1 yrs Feb. 26, 2014 Don Nevrivy celebrated his birthday on Feb. 20th by making a donation to the American Red Cross Blood Drive. He donated his 85th unit of blood; community-minded, he donated all his blood at the Malta drives. It seemed like business as usual for the Malta M-ettes who won the conference and district tournament this year. They did so by blowing past the Glasgow Lady Scotties 54-19 in the semi-finals on Friday and defeating the Wolf Point Lady Wolves 53-33 for the championship the next day. Admitting afterward she’d never h...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Feb 28, 2024

    Malta School District Job Announcement Full-Time Paraprofessional Malta Public Schools is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Paraprofessional. This position provides assistance to teachers and students with various needs. Duties would include one-on-one and group assisted instruction of students. Applicant will be hired upon approval of a satisfactory background check. Wages are DOE with benefits to include health insurance, paid sick and vacation time, and retirement. Applications can be found on the District website,...

  • Legals for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Feb 28, 2024

    NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE To be sold for cash at a Trustee’s Sale on June 17, 2024, at 11:00 AM on the front steps of the Phillips County Courthouse, 314 South Second Avenue W, Malta, MT, the following described real property situated in Phillips County, State of Montana: Lot 21 and the West 12 feet of Lot 22, Block 4, Cosner's Third Addition to Malta, Phillips County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. More commonly known as 318 S 6th St E, Malta, MT 59538. Melissa Campbell, as Grantor, conveyed said real property to Fir...

  • Season Ends for Mustangs at Northern B Divisional

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 28, 2024

    The 2024 season came to an abrupt end last Saturday night as the Malta Mustangs basketball team fell to the Glasgow Scotties in the 2024 Northern B Divisional Consolation Finals 70-68 in Malta. It was a bitter end for the Mustangs who went 2-2 last weekend, first winning their opening game against the Chinook Sugarbeeters 86-43 on Thursday, February 22, and then falling 54-51 to the Fairview Warriors in the semifinals on Friday, February 23. To qualify for the consolation finals, Malta defeated...

  • M-ettes, Mavs, and Lady Mavs Head To Divisionals This Week

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Feb 28, 2024

    Three Phillips County basketball teams will be competing in their respective divisional tournament this week. The North Country Mavericks and Lady Mavericks will head east to Glasgow for the 2024 Eastern C Divisional Tournament. The boys tournament is set to start at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, while the girls tournament starts on Thursday, February 29, at noon. The Malta M-ettes will head west to Conrad for the 2024 Northern B Girls' Tournament that is set to start at 1:30 p.m. Only two...

  • School Calendars for the Week of February 28, 2024

    Feb 28, 2024

    Class C Calendar Dodson Check out www.dodson.k12.mt.us to keep up with the Coyotes! Saco Feb. 28-Mar. 2: Eastern C Div. BB Tourney @ Glasgow Feb. 28: 2 PM Dismissal Mar. 6 -9: State C BB Tourney @ Great Falls Whitewater Feb. 28-Mar. 2: Eastern C Div. BB Tourney @ Glasgow Mar. 6 -9: State C BB Tourney @ Great Falls ---------------------- Malta School Calendar Feb. 29-Mar. 2: Girls BB N B Divisional Tournament @ Conrad Mar. 7 -9: State Class B BB Tourney @ Billings...

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