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Articles from the May 1, 2024 edition


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  • Bessman Shares Story of Sons' Accident and Recovery

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 1, 2024

    “On July 27, 2023, my son, 15-year-old son, Forrest, miscommunicated to me what time he had to be at driver’s ed. His brother went to get him there in very awesome fashion and they ended up rolling on the Kid Curry Road, just before the (Dodson) Overpass.” Amber Bessman has spent just short of nine months living with, and dealing with, all the nightmares a mother never thought she would have to face. It is a story she shared in my office of what trials and tests of her faith she has encountered. Bessman said the word about the accident came...

  • P.C. Sheriff's Deputy Pursuit Ends with Use of Deadly Force

    Sheriff Jerry Lytle, Phillips County Sheriff|May 1, 2024

    The following is a Press Release by Phillips County Sheriff Jerry Lytle submitted to the PCN on Monday, April 29. On Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 7:39 PM, Phillips County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an address South of Saco for a person who had been shot. The suspect was reported to be still armed and threatened that anyone coming into the yard would get shot. Deputies and ambulance personnel responded to the scene. The suspect was confronted, resulting in a pursuit. During the pursuit, the suspect rammed his vehicle into a d...

  • PCHC's Streeter Passes Boards

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 1, 2024

    Morgan Streeter, of the Phillips County Clinic, recently passed her State Board Exams to become the newest licensed LCSW in Malta. She has been preparing and studying for the exam and has been working at the clinic. Streeter can see individuals for various types of concerns, including outpatient behavioral health therapy for youth and adults for individual therapy. At the monthly LAC (Local Advisory Council) on April 16 the group honored her with a cake. She can be reached for appointments by...

  • 9-8-8 Board A Success!

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 1, 2024

    For several months the Local Advisory Council (LAC), which works to promote well-being, mental health and assists with behavioral issues, has been working to fill 988 spaces on a board representing donors who contributed to the cause. 9-8-8 is the most recently activated toll-free phone number and it is a suicide help or crisis line. In an effort to bring awareness of the service the LAC created a tri-fold display. It was on display at various businesses where people could donate toward the...

  • Blood Draw Short, Deemed Successful

    May 1, 2024

    Terry Hotchkiss, coordinator of the American Red Cross Blood Drive Program, said while only 57 pints of the goal of 60 units were collected, both she and the Great Falls American Red Cross team were pleased with the turnout and results. Donations were received from Alisha Gibbs, Mariah Marino, Carol Brown, Billie Maxie, Anne Boothe, Monika Taylor, Scott King, Mary Lundstrom, David Veseth, Jim Carver, Heidi Lulloff, Marcus Knudsen, Rachel Liff, Chelsea Hoagland, Betty Hasler, Clayton Hallenberg, Vincent Schmoeckel, Ronda Simanton, Doug...

  • Angela Anne Hasler (November 6, 1961 - April 18, 2024)

    May 1, 2024

    Angela Anne Hasler of Malta, Montana, passed away at the age of 62 on April 18, 2024, with her family by her side. Angela was born November 6, 1961, in Herbert, SK. Canada to Henry and Anne Redekop. She married Timothy Eugene Hasler on October 25, 1981, and lived at the Sleeping Buffalo. They later moved to Malta, Mont., where Angela worked for Coca-Cola and later worked at the Great Northern (GN) as a waitress. In 2017 Angela retired. Angela was preceded in death by her husband Timothy. Angela is survived by her brothers and sister along with... Full story

  • Grady Sterling Brown (March 21, 2024 - April 21, 2024)

    May 1, 2024

    Grady Sterling Brown passed away on April 21, 2024, at the Phillips County Hospital. Grady was born on March 21, 2024, in Havre, MT. He was a light in his family's life, and he will be missed very, very much. He is survived by his parents Cheyenne Farrar and Riley Brown, by his two half-sisters Aubrey and Stella, and half-brother Jackson. A graveside service will be held on April 26, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. Donations can be made to the Ramsey Keller Memorial fund at 1445 Ave B Upper-Level Billings,... Full story

  • Loring News for Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|May 1, 2024

    I’m still calling this the Loring News notes but I write about less and less Loring happenings. I guess if you don’t want to know what I’m doing in Billings, you could skip that part. Cindy hosted a tea party on Tuesday as a tribute to Dave and her wedding anniversary. I think it was a wonderful idea and I got to attend via FaceTime! Other tea drinkers were Diana Simanton, Jeanie Green and Lu Besel. The table had beautiful flowers and lots of special treats! My granddaughter, Saige, had a birth...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|May 1, 2024

    Beware of all scams! Congratulations to the two new additions to the Wisher family. Connie had a baby girl and Jana had a baby boy. They live in South Carolina. Both women lived in Whitewater. Again congratulations! Baby calves have been arriving daily, most ranchers have all their calves. There are cattle by Whitewater Creek Bridge. Maybe they belong to Howard Berg. The grass is green now so the cattle can eat. However, the ground is so dry. We pray for rain. Recently Paul and Leona came out...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    May 1, 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. (May 15) 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 Ass...

  • Saco's Stahl Files For HD28

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 1, 2024

    It’s kinda like old hat to Wayne Stahl, a farmer from Saco, who threw his name into the ring to bid for the position as House of Representatives HD28 for Montana. This is not his first rodeo by any means. He has served as Town Councilman and Mayor for Saco. Wayne was also a County Commissioner for Phillips County. He served in the House of Representatives for four terms; the fifth term he worked for the Speaker of the House, Mark Blasdel. This year, though, with the re-districting of the area, he would serve brings not only new territory, it a...

  • PCH Issues Letter of Retraction

    May 1, 2024

    Dear Editor, An article posted in the Phillips County News on Wednesday April 24th, 2024 included an article titled “ New Practitioner Joins PCH Staff”. The mentioned provider, Laurie Harvey, will not be joining the team at PCH at this time. We apologize for this misinformation. Submitted by, Jo Tharp, CEO Phillips County Hospital and Family Health Clinic...

  • Additional Lineage in Green Article

    May 1, 2024

    In the article about Sommer Green (Apr. 24, 2024: Green Selected to Represent the VFWA 4067), additional information has been provided about the family military history. Harry Lyman Austin, Sr., should have been listed as Sommer’s great-great-grandfather, on her father’s side of the family. Austin resided in Whitewater, he served in WWI....

  • We Really Wanted to Fish

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|May 1, 2024

    We knew it was too soon, but we wanted to fish. The ice had come off early and the temperatures had already reached into the 70s. Something had to be biting. Right? Not necessarily. We pitched crankbaits, pulled bottom bouncers, and dropped jigs all with the same result. Nothing. Taj Mahal was apparently wrong when he sang “All fish bites if you got good bait.” Fort Peck Lake has a reputation as one of the top walleye fisheries in the nation, but you wouldn’t know it watching us. Me, I could...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    May 1, 2024

    Phillips County Museum Applications are being accepted for a part-time position at the Phillips County Museum. This position will be seasonal, part-time through the months of April through December. Competitive wages. Must have strong work ethic, communication skills and work effectively with the public. A background in art and/or history a plus. Attention to detail and independent judgment a must. Must be able to lift 35 lbs. Applications are due to the Phillips County Museum or Phillips County Clerk & Recorder’s office by 5:00 p.m. on F...

  • Legals for Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    May 1, 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...

  • City Council Talks Pool Repairs, Gym Use for Public Events

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 1, 2024

    At 5 p.m., Mayor John Demarais led the Council members and those in attendance in the pledge to the flag. In attendance at the meeting were Shane Carnahan, Marilyn Taylor, Heather Simonson, Nancy Ereaux, Crystal Lett, Angel DeVries, Kaden Bedwell, Patti Webb, Kourtney Simonson, and Ashley Stuart. All four Council members were present. The minutes to the last meeting and the agenda for the meeting were approved by unanimous vote. PWD Jim Truelove provided a report which included the parks are all open, the grass containers have been placed and...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|May 1, 2024

    1 yrs ago Apr. 30, 2014 Patti Young, Postmaster at Whitewater, Mont., is retiring after 40 years of service to the community through her job. Jessica Henry, daughter of Doug and Judy Henry, and Jeff Zeiger, of Hinsdale, son of George and JoAnn Zeiger, of Glasgow are planning a June wedding on the Malta Courthouse lawn. Dodson Coyotes track team members are back in the hunt. Nick Bear and Jesse Stephens both tasted victory in events at the Porcupine Invitational in Wolf Point last Saturday. Bear won the mile, won second in the high jump and tie...

  • Memorial Notice Melford Arrotta

    May 1, 2024

    Melford Arrotta Funeral service with Military Honors for Melford Arrotta, 97, will be held at Bell Mortuary on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.,reception following at the Cottonwood Inn. Burial at 5:00 p.m. in Grandview Cemetery in Saco.... Full story

  • Sorlie Wins Women's Title, Stuart Takes Men's Title at Malta Invitational

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|May 1, 2024

    Malta's golf teams fared well in their home meet, the 2024 Malta Invitational. The M-ettes earned a first place finish as a team in the women's meet and the Mustangs were second in the men's meet and both teams produced the individual winner. Junior Brittney Sorlie won the women's individual title with 102 strokes followed by teammate Kylie Bishop who was second with 105 strokes and Regan Stuart made history as he became the first eighth grader to win the men's title at the Malta Invitational...

  • Whitewater Holds Track and Field Invitational

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|May 1, 2024

    The Whitewater Penguins track teams hosted the 2024 Whitewater High School Invitational last Friday, April 26. Ten schools were present for the meet including all three Phillips County 3C schools; Dodson, Saco, and Whitewater. Whitewater won the womens' meet with 113 points. Saco was second with 94 points, Turner was third with 85 points, Hinsdale was fourth with 65 points, Dodson was fifth with 37 points, Frazer was sixth with 31 points, Lustre Christian was seventh with 21 points, Nashua was e...

  • Mustangs and M-ettes Compete in Shelby, Wolf Point

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|May 1, 2024

    The Malta track teams saw a couple of meets last week with the varsity teams seeing action at the Shelby Invitational on Saturday, April 27, and the team competed in the Scobey/Wolf Point Froshmore Invitational on Tuesday, April 23. Several athletes from Malta's Track teams qualified for the 2024 Norm Girard Top Ten Meet in Glasgow including Mustangs Kyle Darrington, Bohdi Brenden, Gavin Slade, Mason Simanton, Tripp Lefdahl, Kael Young. TJ Siewing, Landon Retan and Trooper Stiles. M-ettes...

  • The MHSA Holds April Meeting, Approves Several Changes

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|May 1, 2024

    The Montana High School Association held their April Executive Meeting, and a few changes occurred that will affect athletics in the Northern B Division as well as wrestling in the state of Montana. The 2B District will possibly see a familiar team in the Plentywood Wildcats starting in the 2025-26 school year, who will move from Class C to Class B. The Wildcats are tentatively assigned to District 2B for basketball, volleyball, and track and field. They will also compete in Class B Cross...

  • Locals Compete, Find Success in Ironman Arm Wrestling

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 1, 2024

    Inspired and prompted by "Tarzan" aka Matt Sims to some, Kaleb McMillan took the nudge and with a little persuasion began practicing what has now become routine - that being arm bending. So routine, that it is part of his weekly schedule and he practices every Wednesday night. That was three years ago and McMillan continues with the drive and the goal to improve his skills for bigger and better things. And he has the full support of his family...especially his No. One Fan, his son, Matteo, who...

  • Holden Returns to the Political Arena

    May 1, 2024

    Former State Senator and Montana rancher Ric Holden, Glendive, has taken steps to enter the 2024 Eastern Montana Congressional race. Holden represented the southeast corner of Montana in the state senate for eight years before term-limiting out at the end of the 2002 special session. Holden returned to the family ranch to continue with his ranching operations and insurance claims business since that time. Holden's old senate district contained Dawson, Wibaux, Fallon, Carter, and Powder River...

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