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 By Mark Foss    News    March 3, 2021

Potholes addressed at Council Meeting

The Malta City Council held its meeting this past Tuesday, February 23, at 5:00 pm in the City Hall. The council started the meeting by approving the minutes of the last meeting, followed by approving...

 
 By Dina Meneely    News    March 3, 2021

MOI celebrates March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month. All month long, Malta Opportunities, Inc. (MOI) is promoting knowledge and understanding of people with developmental disabilities and the contributions we make to the Malta and Phillips...

 

Tester holds monthly presser

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D) held a phone press conference last Thursday, February 25, 2021, for Montana news outlets, during which he outlined three points of interest that he is focusing on that will directly affect North Eastern Montana and the...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    March 3, 2021

Loring News for March 3, 2021

Spring is on the way in case you haven’t noticed! I saw some geese flying over on Highway 2. The temperatures are warmer and the days are noticeably longer! My heart sings! Tina Russell hosted the...

 
 By Eldora Henry    News    March 3, 2021

Dodson News for March 3, 2021

The weather is trying to warm up a little---we need it to keep moving in the right direction. While in Laurel this week for a funeral there was quite a difference in weather, from being quite nice to...

 
 By Helen Austin    News    March 3, 2021

Whitewater News & Opinion for March 3, 2021

Sympathy to Texas residents whose homes were destroyed. Most have been without electricity, water or plumbing, Here in Whitewater, my sewer and bathroom froze up! Some other folks had the same...

 

The APR is still listed as a nonprofit?

According to their own article in local papers recently, the American Prairie Reserve (APR) leases pasture out for 13,000 head of cattle. At $25/head for 6 months, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization would generate 1.95 million dollars per year, all...

 

Missing my spring escape

February used to be my favorite month. The shortest month of the year, February also signaled the end of winter for me. For years, Barb and I would head for warmer climes at the end of the month....

 
 By Mark Foss    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Conversation topics for you to discuss

I recently read an article that the Illinois legislature is trying to pass a bill prohibiting the sale of the video game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), saying that it was a direct cause of the escalation of carjacking incidents happening in and around the...

 
 By Sen. Mike Lang    News    March 3, 2021

Legislative news from Sen. Mike Lang

This week marks the mid-way point of the legislative session, 45th day. It corresponds with a deadline requiring bills that do not have money associated with them to be sent to the opposite chamber of the legislature. Many great bills survived the ...

 

February is Patriotism Month; third place essay

The Month of February was a month to celebrate and observe Partiotism. The Malta VFW Auxiliary sponsored and held a creative essay writing event called "The Patriot's Pen." According to Kari Hould of the Malta VFW Auxiliary, four students were...

 

Local Students make Dean's lists throughout the State

At the Montana State University of Billings six Phillips County students made the Dean’s List. In recognition of scholastic achievement, the university makes public at the close of each semester an honor roll of undergraduate students who earn 12 o...

 

Briefly for March 3, 2021

Malta Senior Center BINGO is every Friday at 1:00 at the Malta Senior Center Malta American Legion Auxiliary 3-4-21. The Malta American Legion Auxiliary will hold its regular meeting on March 4, 2021. Time has been changed to 5 p.m. at the VFW Club....

 
 By PCSO    News    March 3, 2021

Phillips County Sheriff's Report for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

FYI: If you are planning on using Trafton Park shelters for an event in the future, please contact the Malta City Office, 654-1251, to reserve the shelters, get the key and pay for the electricity. The Phillips Co Sheriff’s Office will no longer be...

 

From the Archives for March 3, 2021

10 years ago- Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Cuts threaten local tobacco use prevention program which advocates say really works Teen tobacco use rates have dropped from 27 percent to 16 percent in Montana...

 
 By Joy DePuydt    News    March 3, 2021

Ag Safety Awareness Week Continues

Phillips County Farm Bureau is ‘Driving Safety Home’ during Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, Sunday, February 28 to Saturday, March 6. PCFB will be sharing resources that will help farmers and ranchers keep safety top-of-mind through...

 
 By Joy DePuydt    News    March 3, 2021

Cultivating a Farm State of Mind About Mental Health

For farmers and ranchers, stress is a way of life. We depend on many factors that are out of our control, like weather, commodity prices, availability of labor, trade markets and a lot more. With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our stress...

 
 By Dylan Klapmeier    News    March 3, 2021

Montana House Passes Legislation to Protect Schools, Public Entities from Frivolous COVID-19 Lawsuits

The Montana House of Representatives passed House Bill 435 by Rep. Bill Mercer (R-Billings) today. House Bill 435 cleared the two-thirds vote threshold necessary to provide public sector immunity from frivolous lawsuits, making it easier for schools...

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    March 3, 2021

Small grain variety update and variety selection tools

On March 11 at 2 pm Dr. Kent McVey, Montana State University Cropping Specialist will be discussing new varieties that are becoming available and variety selection tool pages on the internet. Dr....

 

Card News for March 3, 2021

Pinochle On February 23, 2021 Clair Waters took first with a score of 4,850. Second went to Penny McKey 4,010. The Traveling Prize was awarded to Clair Waters and Lee Stevens. On February 25, Von Holzhey was first with a score of 5,270. Barb Stevens...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Sports    March 3, 2021

M-ettes win 2B title, to go for Northern B Repeat

The Malta M-ettes basketball team earned a 2021 District 2B trophy to match their 2021 2B Conference trophy by defeating the Glasgow Lady Scotties last Saturday, February 27, in Poplar. Malta won the...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Sports    March 3, 2021

Malta sends four to State Tourney

The Malta Mustangs Wrestling team will be represented by four wrestlers at the State B/C Tournament this weekend, after Cameron Mikesell, Camryn Mears, Colt French, and Jaden Keeling qualified at the...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Sports    March 3, 2021

Mustangs win 2B Crown; to face Conrad at Northern B in Cut Bank

Last weekend, the Malta Mustangs basketball team won the District 2B Title, to go with their regular season Conference Title. The Mustangs outlasted the Wolf Point Wolves last Friday in Wolf Point...

 
 By Mark Foss    Sports    March 3, 2021

RCAN hosts Ranch Rodeo Scramble event

Th The Rural Communities and Agricultural Neighbors or RCAN held its first Ranch Rodeo Scramble Finals Qualifier of the year this past Saturday, February 27 at the Milk River Pavilion in Malta, MT....

 

Classifieds for March 3, 2021

HELP WANTED MALTA DAIRY QUEEN IS HIRING We are looking to hire FT/PT positions for our team as we begin to fill and train for our spring and summer staffing. We offer flexible school and family activity schedules, higher than minimum wage, incentive...

 

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