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Articles from the March 8, 2017 edition

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 By Mark Hebert    News    March 8, 2017

Jay Contway sets up Scholarship Fund

Jay Contway spent the formative years of his life working ranches pinched between Malta and the Canadian border, learning the lay of the land from his elders and thusly has entitled his latest bronze...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 8, 2017

Malta Walleyes, FWP take local students fishing

The anglers at the 11th Annual Take a Kid Fishing day at Nelson Reservoir might have been colder than last year, but they all seemed happier with how the fish were biting. “They are actually...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 8, 2017

Cuesta Jr. pleads guilty in District Court

On Tuesday, February 28, Antonio Fidel Cuesta Jr. changed his not guilty plea to the charge of vehicular homicide while under the influence to a plea of guilty in Phillips County District Court. Court records say Cuesta Jr. is pleading guilty and...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 8, 2017

Headaches for Malta City Council concerning construction continue

The new news on construction projects around the City of Malta was mostly bleak during last Tuesday night’s Council Meeting. The projects in question on the night included the water improvement project which tore the city street’s apart last summ...

 

A Solution to Winter woes

I long for spring. So I’m buying into the concept of a meteorological spring. It started March 1. I was an easy convert. The spring I’ve always known won’t start for another three weeks. By now...

 

Bison problem won't go away until bison go away

Dear Editor: I am hopeful the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will have a wide awakening with the forthcoming Secretary of the Interior Rep. Ryan Zinke. BLM will require new personnel who understand how to manage the public land resources but do they...

 

Support for the pipeline protesters

Dear Editor, Sympathy to the protesters in South Dakota, who are protesting the pipeline going over their native American burial ground; worse yet, pipeline probably will contaminate their drinking water! (Personally if some company wanted to dig up...

 

Mail-in ballots save money, promote better turn-out says President of Montana Clerk and Recorder's Association

Many letters and opinions have been written about running the upcoming May 25th Special Congressional Election by mail. I have been running elections for our county for going on 19 years now. When I first started, elections were much different than...

 

Lois Louise Bowman

Lois Louise Bowman passed away on February 23, 2017 at Valley View Home of natural causes. She was born July 2, 1918 in Glasgow, Montana to Stuart and Quaint Brookie. Lois lived on her father's...

 
 By Helen Austin    News    March 8, 2017

Whitewater News for March 8, 2017

"Hope you are better" to Mickey Hellie and others. Congratulations to all basketball players; the salute to Sofia Stiles, former Whitewater resident, basketball star. Janice Reichelt went to Colorado...

 

Card News for March 8, 2017

Pinochle Jerry took first place with 6,080, Harvey was second with 5,330 and the traveling prize was awarded to Claire and Nina. Whist On Tuesday, February 28, Ken Ruzicka and Sherman Doucette tied for first with 44. The traveling prize was awarded...

 
 By Pat Murdock    News    March 8, 2017

Whitewater Rural News for March 8, 2017

Jim and Bill Murdoch and Davy Dunbar traveled to Scotland. They had a good time there, but they found that there and an uncle, the Hunters, had passed away and that was said. They said Scotland is a beautiful land. Brandt and Debbie Anderson went to...

 

Dodson News for March 8, 2017

Jack Siemens conducted Ash Wednesday Services at the Dodson Lutheran Church this week. Condolences are sent to the extended Crowder family, Sharon Kindle and all the other family of Jessie Crowder who was killed in a car accident. Prayers are sent...

 

Donald Edward Sones

Alicia and David Sones of Hinsdale, Mont., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Donald Edward Sones, born on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. Donald weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces and is 20 inches long. Donald...

 

Briefly for March 8, 2017

Malta Senior Meals Thursday, Mar 9 - Pork roast Friday, Mar 10 -potato skins with broccoli, ham & cheese Tuesday, Mar 14 - Hot hamburger February birthday winner - Doris Holman - Congratulations Do you have a birthday in March? Be sure to sign up...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    March 8, 2017

Americanism Program at Malta VFW on March 12

Annually the Malta Mason Lodge #57 and the Order of Eastern Star (OES) Sacajawea Chapter #37 have an Americanism Program. Previously the special guest speakers have covered historical characters of Phillips County to the proper folding and colors of...

 
 By Sen. Mike Lang    News    March 8, 2017

E-Cigarettes: A New Threat to Our Clean Air

It is a well-known fact to Montanans that secondhand smoke is dangerous. The Montana Clean Indoor Air Act protects our residents from the harmful effects of the toxins in secondhand smoke by banning the use of cigarettes and combustible tobacco in...

 

Independence Bank offers college internship opportunity

Independence Bank, one of the leading community banks in Montana, is seeking applicants for its 2017 Summer Internship program. The student selected for this position will be located in Havre, gaining insight and experience with all aspects of a...

 

Dial Pre-School Screening set to begin

Preparations are being made for a Preschool Screening for children from the ages of birth to 5 ½ years old. Screening tests are not diagnostic. They identify individuals who are suspect and therefore may require a diagnostic follow-up. The Denver...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    March 8, 2017

Memories for March 8, 2017

100 years ago Taken from the 25 Years Ago feature, PCN, March 5, 1942 War clouds were gathering over the nation as Germany proceeded with unrestricted submarine warfare and U.S. rumblings increase....

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    News    March 8, 2017

Spot Light for March 3, 2017: Barbara Heinlein

New York Times best-selling author B.J. Daniels Favorite meal / Dessert: Anything Mexican / Cookies Favorite Hobby: Boating or anything on water Favorite Spot in P.C. : My office - hideout Favorite...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    News    March 8, 2017

Grapevine for March 8, 2017

Question A: What is your favorite spot in Phillips County? Question B: What is your favorite spot outside of Phillips County? (Anywhere in the world.) Jason Snellman A: Nelson Reservoir. B: The...

 

Salsbery and Leathers qualify for State Geo Bee

Turk Salsbery, son of Karen and Denny Salsbery who is a seventh grader at Malta Middle School and Spur Leathers, son of Cotton and Dawn Leathers who is a 4th grader at Malta Elementary School, have...

 

Phillips County Sheriff's Report for March 8, 2017

Several calls have been received requesting road reports. Please remember to call 511, 1-800-226-ROAD (7623) or use these websites: www.mdt.mt.gov/travelinfo or www.phillipscountysheriff.org. February 18, 2017 12:14 a.m. Deputy performed security...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    March 8, 2017

Malta Mason Lodge #57 members donate beef

For the second year in a row the Malta Masonic Lodge #57 members have donated beef to the Hi-Line Retirement Center and with the help of the Order of Eastern Star (OES) Malta Sacajawea Chapter #37, also served the meal. The three members of Lodge...

 

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