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Articles from the April 16, 2014 edition

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Phillips County Shutterbug April 16

Phillips County Shutterbug April 16... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    April 16, 2014

Five candidates running for two trustee positions in Malta School election

The Malta School District Trustee election will be Tuesday, May 6. Five individuals have filed for two trustee positions. The Phillips County News recently submitted four questions to the candidates... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    April 16, 2014

Malta School Board approves building reserve for May election ballot

At Tuesday night's Malta School Board meeting, the board passed a resolution to ask voters to approve a building reserve, which would raise $100,000 a year for each of five years. "I'm not a huge fan... Full story


Kourtney Simonson selected as Girls State Delegate

Kourtney Simonson has been selected by the Malta American Legion Auxiliary to represent the Malta area at the 2014 Session of Montana ALA "Treasure Girls State" May 31 through June 6, 2014 at Carroll... Full story

 By Marko Manoukian    News    April 16, 2014

Phillips County 4-H Demonstration Day

The annual Phillips County 4-H Demonstration Day was held in the Malta Library basement on April 13, 2014. There were five 4-H youth who participated in a demonstration or an illustrated talk. Senior... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    April 16, 2014

Good Friday services bring local churches together to celebrate Christ

On Friday, April 18, churches from across Malta will come together and show their unity under the banner of Jesus Christ and to remember and honor the journey to the cross that Jesus took. The Good Friday walk is the fourth annual Cross Walk and... Full story


Briefly for week of April 16

Briefy Key Club Recycling Phone Books The Malta High School Key Club is once again recycling phone books. The members have placed recycling boxes at Albertsons, Crossroads Coffee, Malta High School and the Post Office. Please drop your phone books... Full story


Are game-proofing fences the answer?

Ranchers in Paradise Valley say they need a fence to keep the elk out. They fear brucellosis, a disease elk carry, will threaten their herds. Brucellosis has been documented in elk and bison in the... Full story

 By Mac Minard    Opinion    April 16, 2014

Fore-thought and fortitude keep landscape intact

For over 60 years, the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association (MOGA) has served as an important voice for the outfitting industry and as a key partner in decisions that effect the management of public land and wildlife resources. We are proud to...


Washington reader has problems with PCN printing

Dear Editor, Welcome to my former home town! Awesome place to grow up and visit. Although my visits will probably now be few and far between, having lost my mother, Evelyn Hendrickson, a year ago. That leaves my cousin, Joan Christofferson, as the... Full story


Memories photo conjures remembrance of gas station

Dear Editor, Seeing Ray’s Standard Station photo in your paper brings to mind many memories of a different time. Ray Coleman hired me to pump gas and clean his station when I was 14 years old in 1966. I worked after school until nine or ten at nigh... Full story


Landowners would bear brunt of free roaming bison

A Montana district court recently ruled that Montana laws dealing with the wild or domestic status of bison are “ambiguous.” Those laws certainly are complicated, and for good reason. The Montana legislature has purposely given joint jurisdiction... Full story

 By Pierre Bibbs    News    April 16, 2014

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for week of April 16

April 21, 2004 – 10 Years Ago • Hospital Administrator Larry Putnam announced this week that the old hospital is now listed for sale with local realtors. Anyone interested in buying the old... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    April 16, 2014

Senior Spotlight

Dwayne Simanton Favorite Snack: See-food (I see food, I eat it.) Favorite Athlete: Zach Handley Favorite Meal: Turkey Dinner Favorite Holiday: Christmas What you did before retirement: Maytag repair,... Full story


Frances M. Runnion Binman

Francis M. Runnion Binman Frances M. Runnion Binman, 84, retired food caterer died February 15, 2014 in St. Paul, Minnesota of natural causes. Graveside services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 18 at the Malta Cemetery. In case of rain it will be... Full story


Malta P.E.O. to hold annual luncheon

The Malta P.E.O. Chapter AK members are diligently preparing for their 10th annual Spring Salad Luncheon which celebrates Administrative Assistant's Day. This Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, from 11 a.m. until 1 at the Little White... Full story

 By Dixie Stordahl    News    April 16, 2014

Loring News

The Loring Womans’ Club annual card party was held on Sunday. We had 3 tables of players. Mickey Hellie and Mindy Perdue were the winners with the highest scores! Congratulations. Several people cam... Full story


Farm Bureau comments on The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

The American Farm Bureau and Montana Farm Bureau are giving a cautious thumbs-up to H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. “As the nation’s largest general farm organization, the American Farm Bureau represents farmers and ranchers... Full story


USDA announces sign-up date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implemen-tation of the... Full story


FSA certification maps, Change in Farming Operation

Agricultural Producers can pick up their spring FSA certification maps from the county Office. The Phillips County Farm Service Agency would like to remind all producers to stop by the office and pick up their spring certification maps. The spring... Full story

 By Marko Manoukian    News    April 16, 2014

Cold seeding: cold, moist soil are better option

Soil temperatures for crop seeding are obviously cold. It takes a minimum temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit (F) to germinate spring wheat. Barley can germinate at 40 degrees and alfalfa at 37... Full story


Phillips County Sheriff's Office charge Malta resident with three felonies

On the 8th of April 2014 the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office and Agents from the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the residence of Malanie Miller at 542 S 6th st W. as part of an ongoing investigation. Seized in the search... Full story

 By Mark Hebert    News    April 16, 2014

Phillips County Sheriff reminds county residents of Reverse 911 service

It has been nearly 18 months since the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office installed the Emergency Notification System (ENS) and thankfully it has only been used a few times. Last summer the ENS was used to inform Phillips County residents of the... Full story

 By Pierre Bibbs    News    April 16, 2014

Phillips County Hospital and Hi-Line Retirement gets nutty with potluck

Sweet, nutty, vindication. The Phillips County Hospital and Clinic had their first (maybe annual) peanut butter and jelly day celebration Wednesday April 2. When PCHC employee Susan Bibbs got wind of... Full story


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