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Articles from the April 9, 2014 edition

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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    April 9, 2014

Malta man's passion for photos leads to popular web page

It was said, a long time ago, that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that was said in the day and age before Facebook. Now the saying could be changed to “a picture is worth a thousand words … but if you have a thousand friends on... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    April 9, 2014

In this day and age, you can never be too safe

On Tuesday afternoon, Malta superintendent of schools Kris Kuehn was notified of a bomb threat at the high school. Kuehn said in a press release that the situation was significant enough to reflect a possible imminent threat to the students and... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    April 9, 2014

City workers try to sniff out "phantom smell"

For nearly three years the businesses in downtown Malta have been dealing with what Public Works Director John Demarais calls a “phantom smell.” He said that the smell pops up in random areas, lingers for a few minutes and then disappears. “We... Full story

 By Marko Manoukian    News    April 9, 2014

Drought could lead to higher grocery prices

While Phillips County is experiencing a cool spell, drought stricken California and other south western states (38% of the U.S.) will produce less agriculture products in 2014. It also means there... Full story


Creative writing contest focuses on "volunteerism"

The Alpha Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma hosted an awards program for their annual creative writing contest March 27 at the Malta High School Auditorium. This year's essay topic was "volunteerism"... Full story


Briefly for week of April 2

Montana Veteran Affairs in Malta Judy Loendorf and /or Steve Mulonet, Service Offices for Montana Veteran Affairs Division, will be in Malta on Wednesday, April 16, at the Phillips County Hospital Conference Room from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Call... Full story


Two Strikes rule for "out-of-staters"

Some folks certainly consider themselves above the law. Troy Carlson apparently does. A Minnesota resident whose family owns property south of Malta in in the Larb Hills, Carlson was ordered to pay mo... Full story


Chetto Story appreciated

Dear Mark, I once read a comment written by a “writer” which stated: “Seldom will anyone comment on something that you’ve written unless it made them mad.” Now isn’t that sadly the truth. But there is something else woven into that... Full story

 By Pierre Bibbs    News    April 9, 2014

Memories for the Week of April 9

April 14, 2004 – 10 Years Ago Governor Judy Martz presented Malta and Phillips County with the Montana Tourism Community of the Year Award during the Governor’s Conference on tourism in Billings... Full story


Senior Spotlight

Lila Raymond Favorite Snack: Coffee and Rolls Favorite Book: Silver Favorite Meal: Thanksgiving Dinner Favorite Holiday: Christmas What you did before retirement: Teacher at Malta and... Full story


Kerry Ann Ross

Kerry Ann (Minnerath) Ross, 63, passed away of natural causes Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Garden Grove Medical Center in Garden Grove, Calif. She suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and COPD. Cremation has taken place and a memorial... Full story


Knox Chase Sorensen born April 3, 2014

Knox Chase Sorensen was born on April 3, 2014, weighing eight pounds and one ounce, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. His parents are Avery and Leif Sorensen of Malta, Mont. His grandparents are Jeri and Tammi Engstrom of... Full story


Phillips County Museum News for April 9

Spring is finally here. We are happy to announce that Sharon is back in town too. Starting Tuesday, April 15th, the Museum will be back to being open daily from 10:00 to 5:00, and open Sunday afternoons 12:30 to 5:00. The next monthly Historical... Full story

 By Dixie Stordahl    News    April 9, 2014

Loring News for week of April 9

Apologies to my readers and my contributors, for the last several weeks I haven’t gotten the news in by noon on Monday; therefore, the paper was filled and the article was scrapped. I am sorry for t... Full story


Marshall receives Rodeo Scholarship

The University of Montana Western College Foundation presented the Carol C. Sloan Memorial Rodeo Scholarship to Justinn Marshall, in the amount of $3000.00 for the 2014-2015 Academic year. Justinn is... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    April 9, 2014

Phillips County Commissioners approve upgrade of motor graders, accept resignations

The Phillips County Commissioners held their weekly meeting on Tuesday afternoon in Malta with four things on the agenda for the day. In attendance were County Commissioners Lesley Robinson, Richard Dunbar and Phillips County Clerk and Recorder... Full story


Local Community Groups help Malta Boys & Girls Club make self-watering planters

Members of the Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club and the Malta Kiwanis worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Malta last week making self-watering plants. One of the goals of the National Garden Club is... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    Sports    April 9, 2014

Malta Wrestlers head to Butte for tournament

Last weekend, four wrestlers from Malta attended the State Folk Style tournament in Butte with head coach Ryan Labrie and they fared "very well." Trey Simanton was the oldest of the wrestlers from Mal... Full story

 By Pierre Bibbs    Sports    April 9, 2014

Schye, Manoukian lead M-ettes to fourth place finish

It was a cold and windy start for the Malta M-ettes and Mustangs who were able to participate in the Glasgow Invitational last Saturday. A few team members were missing due to not having the minimum... Full story

 By Pierre Bibbs    Sports    April 9, 2014

Malta Golf Team has decent first meet

The Wolf Point Invitational that was slated for Saturday was cancelled due to the course not being ready. However, the Malta golf team had its first meet in Shelby a day prior at the Shelby... Full story

 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Ramblings of a city boy

Last week marked the start of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. With that comes countless hours of looking up at my phone and away hoping the little blips on the screen indicate a score from my... Full story


Whitewater shows numbers and promise

Kourtney Simonson fared well in her 2014 debut, winning her flight of the 800 meter run and placing second overall with a time of 2:35.84 at the 2014 Glasgow Invitational last Saturday. The meet featured 13 class B and C schools. “I was really not... Full story

 By Pierre Bibbs    Sports    April 9, 2014

Zach Handley, Sophia Stiles receive honors from Great Falls Tribune

Mustang senior Zach Handley and M-ette freshman Sophia Stiles have both been honored for their basketball play this past week in the Great Falls Tribune. Handley has made the 2014 Boys Super-State... Full story


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