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  • City Council Draws Large Crowd In regards to City Hall Gym Usage

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 17, 2024

    There was standing room only as the residents of Phillips County filled the City Hall conference room for the April 9th meeting. A majority of those in attendance came to either state their opinion or concern about the resolution the City Council proposed limited use of the City Hall gym, except for sporting events. Following the opening regime of the Council, the floor was opened for comments, Mayor Demarais said, "We will receive comments regarding Resolution 1346, a Resolution approving the...

  • VFW Post 4067 Holds Election

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 17, 2024

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Buster Deo Post 4067 held the election of officers for the 2024-2025 year, on Tuesday evening at the April meeting of the organization. Commander Derek Oshio will retain his office at the top position, and will be assisted by Mickey Mecklenberg as Senior Vice Commander, and Junior Vice Commander will be Keith Green. Michael Kelsey will continue to serve as the Quartermaster; Jim Layton serves as Chaplain for the Post. Trustees elected for one, two and three year terms are Don Klinko, Jim Layton and David Wilkes. The Adj...

  • VFW Post 4067 To Honor Prestwich

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 17, 2024

    VFW Buster Deo Post 4067 has set May 18th for the DUSTY PRESTWICH MEMORIAL PINEWOOD DERBY set to start at 11 a.m.. The VFW Post said, "We strive to bring our community together in celebration of our fallen brother. Dusty Prestwich was a dear friend to many, a veteran of a combat environment, a hilarious individual, hard worker, proud father and a genuine human being deserving of commemoration." Sign up forms are available at Malta Post 4067 and at Ezzie's Wholesale, Inc. On Hwy 2 East in Malta....

  • Bergos, First Baby of 2024 in P.C.

    Apr 17, 2024

    The Phillips County Cattlewomen are delighted to announce, Esme Bergos, as Phillips County's first baby born in 2024. The proud parents are Marissa Sandvick and Kaden Bergos. The family welcomed Esme on January 5th, 2024. The members of the Cattlewomen organization continue their tradition of acknowledging the first new resident born each year and would like everyone to join them in celebrating another sweet babe to the community, and congratulations to the Sandvick and Bergos...

  • Special Meeting for Water Improvement

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 17, 2024

    On the evening of Wednesday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a Special Meeting of the Malta City Council which will be held at the Event Center (Old Armory) and the public is encouraged and invited to attend. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to obtain public comments regarding the proposed improvements to Malta’s water system and the water preliminary engineering report (PER) prepared by Great West Engineering. The prepared applications for funding from the Montana Department of Commerce, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Co...

  • Gloria L. Lafond Taylor (October 2, 1919 - April 1, 2024)

    Apr 17, 2024

    Gloria L. Lafond Taylor, age 104, earned her angel wings on April 1, 2024. Gloria was born on October 2, 1919, to John and Mary (Clautier) Lafond, Sr., in Malta, Mont. Gloria grew up in a large family of nine. On June 28, 1937, Gloria married Hugh R. Taylor. They resided in Malta where they raised their children, Richard, George, Albert, Norma and Roy. Gloria was a wonderful mother, homemaker and devoted Catholic. She loved being around people and took care of many homebound people. She loved... Full story

  • Deadline for MFU Foundation Grant Applications May 1

    Submitted by Alice Miller Press Relations, Montana Farmers Union|Apr 17, 2024

    The deadline to apply for $30,000 in grant funding from the Montana Farmers Union Foundation is fast approaching on May 1. Since 2022, the Foundation has awarded and leveraged more than $60,000 to projects across the state that align with the Foundation’s mission to create new opportunities and contribute to the growth and enhancement of Montana agriculture and rural communities. Project applications must include an educational component for youth and/or adults with priority given to rural communities. Projects previously funded have been w...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Apr 17, 2024

    The meadowlarks were in high form this weekend while I was up at Loring! Their song is a favorite of mine, and the concert was fabulous! I was surprised to see a flycatcher also. They are early this year! The trees are blooming, and the crocuses are beautiful on the hillsides! The frogs sang loud and strong down at the slough! I visited with Cindy Clark and saw how the reconstruction was going along. Debbie Richau drove with me to Loring on Friday. On Saturday we attended the fundraiser for the...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Apr 17, 2024

    Beware of all the scams, whether by letter or by phone. Did you watch the total eclipse of the sun and moon? I watched it on TV, and it was awesome. The world went dark, then the sun came back! It is April, today is my birthday. Wednesday at Senior meals they are having birthday cake after the meal, for all April birthdays. This includes Debbie Anderson, Dallas Green and Jeanie Green. Thanks to all who sent me cards, gifts and gave me a call. I appreciate you all. Sunday, at the Whitewater...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    Apr 17, 2024

    Malta Senior Center BINGO is every Friday at 1:00 at the Malta Senior Center. Malta School Board Mtg School Board Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the MHS Boardroom. Times and dates are subject to change. City Council Meetings City Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at City Hall at 5 p.m. Knitting and Crochet Club The Knitting & Crochet Club will meet at Gone to Pieces Quilt Shop at 11 a.m. every Thursday. Lunch at River’s Bend Mon. and Wed. River’s Bend Assisted Liv...

  • The Drop in Grouse Didn't Happen Overnight

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Apr 17, 2024

    I hoped I was simply late for the party. It wouldn’t be the first time. But where I used to watch dozens of male sage grouse dance each spring on my birthday there were now only six, scattered across the lek. Twenty years ago sage grouse were common in the country I hunt in north-central Montana. I didn’t shoot many, but they were another species of prairie game bird I hunted along with sharptail grouse, Hungarian partridge and pheasants. These days I’m just happy to see one. Vanishing sageb...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    Apr 17, 2024

    Dairy Queen Hiring Spring & Summer Earn additional Summer Bonus up to $500. Very competitive hourly wage, daily Tips shared, discounted meals and once Training is completed….you get a RAISE! DQ works around family and school activities. Please contact Owners to schedule an interview. (Application available at DQ) 406/654-1051, 655 N 1st St E, Malta, Montana ------------------------ Malta School District Job Announcement PT Food Service Job Openings Malta Public Schools is accepting applications for Part-Time Food Service Employees for the 2...

  • Legals for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    Apr 17, 2024

    Hon. Yvonne Laird District Judge 17th Judicial District P.O. Box 470 Malta, MT 59538 Telephone: (406) 654-1062 MONTANA SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, PHILLIPS COUNTY In Re the Matter of the ) No. DV-2024-03 Name Change of: ) ROBERT JAMES CAVES: ) ORDER DENYING REQUEST TO PROCEED ON A (Your Name now) SEALED-RECORD BASIS AND SETTING HEARING ON PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE FOLLOWING PUBLICATION Robert James Caves ) Petitioner (your name now) ) On March 1, 2024, this Court issued Order for Additional Information and to Temporarily Seal file. On M...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Apr 17, 2024

    1 yrs ago April 16, 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 in Malta. She was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs (Felony) with the Intent to Distribute (Felony), Criminal Child Endangerment (Felony), Criminal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). She was held on $100,000 bond. Five candidates have filed for two positions on the Malta School Board. Running for a position are Beth Welch, Gaelen C...

  • Malta Inducts Fourteen Students into NHS

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 17, 2024

    Fourteen Malta High School students were selected for the National Honor Society for the Malta Chapter. The students, selected on scholarship, leadership, service and character were inducted in March. The students took the oath: I pledge to uphold the high purposes of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected; I will be true to the principles for which it stands; and will maintain and encourage the high standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Mr. Ryan Wilson...

  • Tollefson Third in Patriot's Pen Contest

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 17, 2024

    The final entry in the 2024 VFW Patriot's Pen Essay belongs to Jace Tollefson of Malta. This is his winning entry. He received as award of $50 for his entry. How America Inspires Me By Jace Tollefson "America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." - Paul Tsongas. America is a country that a lot of people feel very proud about. It is a country known for freedom and excellence and I am proud of it. I am proud of all the products that we have created for our benefit. In...

  • Souper-er Saturday is April 27!

    Sharon Kindle, Malta Senior Center|Apr 17, 2024

    AH, SOUPER-er Saturday is upon us! All kinds and flavors of soups, even different colors of soups will be set out to tempt you on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 11 a.m. till gone. Of course there will be breads to go with the soups and ever-popular desserts. There is a suggested $5.00 per person free-will donation. This is the last of our fundraisers till fall when the famous Indian Tacos come to visit the center. The center is working on raising funds for the LED lights which will be a major improvement in the main room as it cuts down on...

  • Mon-Dak Kicks off National Safe Digging Month

    Mark Hanson, Montana Dakota Resources Group|Apr 17, 2024

    I’ve dug here before … I’m sure it’s OK. Don’t trust your memory! Get fresh underground utility locates for every digging project. In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, Montana-Dakota Utilities wants to bring awareness to a simple process that will keep people safe, reduce service disruptions and have those planning to dig follow the law. The main cause of underground utilities being damaged by someone digging is not notifying the 811 call center to have utilities located. Awareness of 811 is high among professio...

  • SaintLouis Signs To Play At DSU

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Apr 17, 2024

    Last Wednesday, April 10, Malta senior Bow SaintLouis signed his letter of intent to continue his football career at Dickinson State University (DSU) in North Dakota next fall. SaintLouis, the son of Kari and Felix SaintLouis was surrounded by students of Malta High School including his Malta Mustang football teammates, as well as his family, and Malta Head Coach Nick Oxarart. "To play college football is quite an honor and there is a very small percentage of people that get that opportunity,"...

  • Class C Track at Cal Wearley

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Apr 17, 2024

    All three Phillips County Class C schools were able to get points on the board at the Cal Wearley Memorial Meet held by North Star in Havre last Wednesday, April 10. The Whitewater Lady Penguins placed the highest amongst Phillips County Teams, tying for second place with Chinook with 44 points. Saco wasn't too far behind with 38 points, which earned the team a sixth place finish. Havre won the meet with 121 points. Saco was sixth in the men's meet with 24 points. Dodson was twenty-first with...

  • MHS Hosts First Annual Ryder Cup

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Apr 17, 2024

    The Malta Golf Teams took on their Glasgow counterparts in Ryder Cup Format at Marian Hills Golf Course last Saturday, April 13. The Malta Mustangs won their matches 5.5 to 3.5. The M-ettes tied with the Lady Scotties 3-3. The first round (front nine) was played in best ball (four-ball) format. Two Malta golfers went against two Glasgow golfers. The lowest score from each hole was taken and tallied. Glasgow's girls defeated Malta's girls in both of the best ball groupings. Malta won their...

  • Malta Track Teams Compete in Havre

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Apr 17, 2024

    The Malta Mustangs and M-ettes competed at the Havre Invitational last Saturday in Havre. The M-ettes scored 69.33 points and were second out of seven teams competing in the varsity meet. The Mustangs were fifth of eight teams playing and had 50.5 points. Havre won the mens and womens meets with 179.5 and 200 points respectively. "It was a beautiful, sunny meet with only eight teams competing," Malta Head Coach Shyla Clausen said. "We were missing a couple of athletes due to sickness and...

  • Cole Promoted to CW4 in Ceremony at JBLM in Tacoma

    Apr 17, 2024

    Zachary Cole, a 2001 graduate of Dodson High School and the son of Terri and the late Elwyn (Wink) Cole, was recently promoted to the rank of CW4 (Chief Warrant Officer) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Tacoma, Wash. The ceremony was officiated by Army Major Bruce Martin. CW4 Cole was attended by his wife Sarah, his brother Matthew, his mother Terri, nephew Tyler Vaughan and his wife Anu, as well as many friend and co-workers. CW4 Cole is currently assigned to the 4th Army Field Support...

  • Malta Kiwanis Sponsors Award Program to Honor Students

    Apr 17, 2024

    Malta Elementary and Junior High students were presented with BUG awards last week for the 2024-2025 third quarter. These awards are sponsored by the Malta Kiwanis Club to honor students who have worked hard to bring up their grades. Junior High students receiving the BUG Award were: 6th Grade: Kallie LaBrie. 7th Grade: Hailey Brockie, Rhylee Kelley, Brekken Murray, Ali Retan, Shaun Snellman, Shelby Snellman, Titus Wiederick, and MacKenzie Witmer. 8th Grade: Thatcher Marquis, Courtney Merriman,...

  • VFW Auxiliary 4067 Show Support To Military Youth by Wearing Purple

    Tessa Butcher, National Veterans and Family Support Ambassador|Apr 17, 2024

    This year, we've focused a lot on veterans and our service members. At this time, I'd like to ask you to take a few minutes to reflect on those who are often left behind when our loved ones are deployed-the families. April is Month of the Military Child. While Purple Up Day is observed on April 15, I'd like to encourage all Auxiliaries to wear purple to their April Auxiliary meeting and take a photo that can be shared on your social media platforms to show your appreciation for our military...

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