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Articles from the March 5, 2014 edition

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New editor of PCN takes over; promise to build on the past

Aloha Gang, Mark Hebert here. This week I take over as the publisher of the Phillips County News here in town and I couldn’t be more proud. I know I have huge shoes to fill with Curtis and Bonnie Starr de-parting from the position and, to be... Full story


Curtis and Bonnie Starr retire from PCN after 29 years in Malta

The year that Curtis and Bonnie Starr took over the Phillips County News in Malta, Ronald Reagan was finishing up his first term as U.S. President, a first-class postage stamp could be had for 22-cents and Meet me in Montana hit number one on the... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    March 5, 2014

Loring Volunteer Fire Department Raffle limited to 400 tickets

Have you ever seen the 1990 Western Quigley Down Under? If not, one of the most impressive things about the movie – aside from Tom Selleck’s boss mustache – is the rifle that the flick’s hero sports around the outback of Australia. Well, if y... Full story


Curtis, Mackey sign up to run for school board

Two candidates, one an incumbent, have tossed their hats into the Malta School Board race. Incumbent Gaelen Curtis of Malta has filed her intention to seek a second term on the board while newcomer Thayne Mackey of Malta has also announced he will... Full story


Avoiding the dreaded polar vortex

Now that climate change is upon us I’m trying to pay closer attention to the weather. I don’t want to get caught in a polar vortex unprepared. To that end I spend an awful lot of time staring at... Full story

 By Curtis Starr    Opinion    March 5, 2014

41 years of Stargazing comes to and end

The Bible says there is a time and season for everything. The older I get the more I realize how true that is. Seems like you spend the first half of your life doing things for the first time and the latter half of your life doing things for the... Full story


Common Core education scheme wrong for our children

Dear Editor, The Common Core Education scheme is wrong for our children. Normally, government antics don’t excite me, i.e. the latest on increasing the minimum wage or the new farm bill as I am retired and I do not farm. But a silent alarm has... Full story


Sage grouse column is more material for Timmy's library...

Dear Editor, More material for Timmy’s library she used to say while reading the paper. That would have been my great grandmother’s remarks after reading an article like Parker Heinlen’s column on sage grouse. Timmy was a poodle mix that... Full story

 By Pierre Bibbs    News    March 5, 2014

Memories for the Week of March 5

March 10, 2004 – 10 Years Ago Sletten Construction Company, working through the winter, has completed the renovation of the Dodson Diversion Dam, installing inflatable rubber dams to replace the wor... Full story

 By Curtis Starr    News    March 5, 2014

Malta City Council adopts guidelines for utility bill late fee adjustments

The Malta City Council recently adopted new guidelines for water and sewer bill late fee adjustments, accepted the resignation of a veteran employee, began the annexation procedure to bring a new home into the city limits to which city services have... Full story


Gretchen (Carnahan) Boardman

Who: Gretchen (Carnahan) Boardman What: Mining Engineer/ Cost Engineer Where: Stillwater Mining Company in Nye, MT 1. Favorite Candy: Snickers 2. Favorite Scent: Rain 3. Favorite Cookie: My Grandma Marjean’s sugar cookies 4. Favorite Ice Cream... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    Sports    March 5, 2014

Lady Panthers take second, punch ticket to state tourney

It was a moment which would have made most eighth-grader hoopsters, playing at the varsity level, tremble in their high-top sneakers. With just 10 seconds left in the game, and her team trailing by three points in the Eastern C Divisional Tournament... Full story


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