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Articles from the May 17, 2023 edition

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  • Phillips County EMS Graduates Five

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 17, 2023

    EMT Instructor Riley Abrahamson and EMT Board Chairman Vince Mace both relaxed and were a wee bit at ease when the recent session of EMT training came to a close. The graduating five had started in a class of nine. Riley and Vince are pleased to have the five; they will be a welcome addition to the ambulance service. Malta ambulance service will gain the assistance of three, if all sign up after their tests; two live out of town. In an interview last week, Abrahamson stated that four of the...

  • Paulson Memorial Overpass Ceremony on May 31

    Betty Geer, For the PCN|May 17, 2023

    At approximately noon on a warm August day in 1970, Harry A. Paulson, a 25 year employee of the then called Montana Highway Department was killed on the bridge outside of Dodson while performing his duties of mowing weeds/grass from the sides of the Montana highway. Who was Harry A. Paulson? At the time of his death he was a 51 year old family man who was an avid gardener, a seasoned hunter and all-around handyman. Harry was a WWII veteran and active in the American Legion and Malta Lutheran...

  • Every Brilliant Thing Featured Locals Hoping to Help

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 17, 2023

    Ryan Eggensperger held the audience’s attention Friday, May 5, evening at the High School Auditorium as “Every Brilliant Thing” brought to light the story of his own journey dealing with suicide. Ryan’s path dealing with the obstacles and outcome of suicide was personal. He shared that his mother had committed suicide. That’s about as close and personal as one can get. Almost. The theater life of Ryan and his co-worker, Rosie Seitzauers bring talent and a venue which is easy to blend...

  • VFW Selects Teacher of the Year

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 17, 2023

    Before an assembly of the Malta Elementary School staff, Ret. Col. Donald Klinko welcomed those in attendance. He presented to Mrs. Shiloh Seymore, Principal, a document and certificate from which she read. Buster Deo VFW Post 4067 selection for the VFW Teacher of the Year was announced, the honor went to Kindergarten teacher, Janine Tuss. Mrs. Tuss received the award and a bouquet of flowers from the VFW was presented by Carolyn Schmoeckel. Also present at the event were Scott Hould, brother,...

  • Mr. E Honored at Last MHS Concert

    May 17, 2023

    Mr. Erik Engebretson, also known as Mr. E, longtime MHS band director has led his last MHS Pops Concert last Wednesday, May 10, in the Malta High School Gymnasium. He was surprised with a check with money raised by students and members of the community that will allow him to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a band that he has always wanted to see. The night also featured performances from the MHS Band and Choir, and a photo slideshow of Mr. E. with family, friends, and MHS students over the past...

  • City Gears Up For Spring

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 17, 2023

    The City Council met Tuesday, May 9; following the pledge to the flag, the minutes were approved and the agenda for the meeting was approved. The audit committee reviewed claims and the payroll was approved. The floor was opened for public input on Resolution 1328 – A Resolution Adopting a Capital Improvements Plan for the City of Malta. There was no one in attendance to offer any input. Proof that spring is finally upon us was the word as City Public Works Director Jim Truelove gave his repor...

  • Business Profile: KMMR - A Caring Community

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 17, 2023

    “The best sound around, KMMR,” and the only sounds locally on the air waves, KMMR is more than your average radio station. The station is the voice of Phillips County, stretching across the northeastern prairies and bouncing off gopher holes, fence posts, and an occasional large lava rock…wherever the wind and currents takes the waves. Many know the owner, Greg Kielb, and his lovely (and some say patient and resilient) wife, Claude, for their work at making the most out of a day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and occasionally longer. Many more...

  • A Bandwagon That I Can Get Behind

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|May 17, 2023

    I’ve always been reluctant to jump on bandwagons. The latest this or that rarely appealed to me. Then I heard about No Mow May, a movement that encourages folks to let their lawns grow unfettered during the month of May in an effort to benefit bees and other pollinators. Without hesitation I clambered aboard that wagon and joined the band. In all honesty, however, it has little to do with my concern for bees, and a lot to do with my disdain for lawn mowing. I’d embrace any movement that...

  • Funeral Announcement

    May 17, 2023

    Funeral for JoAnn A ( Mork) Mitchell. Saturday May 20th. at 11 AM. at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. Memorials can be made to Blaine Co 1 Ambulance Service or to the memorial of your choice.... Full story

  • Memorial Announcement

    May 17, 2023

    Roberta M. Pospisil, 89, passed away at the Billings Clinic on May 13, 2023. A funeral Mass will be held on May 19, 2023 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Malta, MT.... Full story

  • Memorial Announcement

    May 17, 2023

    Anna Lee Shippen, 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 of natural causes at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, MT. Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 2:00 PM, at the Malta Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Cremation has taken place. Her remains will be interred at the Malta Cemetery following the memorial service.... Full story

  • Memorial Announcement

    May 17, 2023

    Alfred “Hoot” Minugh, passed away February 10, 2023, while staying at the Big Sandy Medical Center. A service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dodson Cemetery in Dodson, MT.... Full story

  • Memorial Announcement

    May 17, 2023

    William John Murdock, 86, passed away on May 13, 2023, at the family farm in Malta, MT. A Memorial service will be held at the Milk River Pavilion on May 23, 2023 at 1 p.m.. Services are entrusted to Wilderness Funeral Homes of Malta.... Full story

  • Dodson News for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    Eldora Henry, PCN Correspondent|May 17, 2023

    Many relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends came from all over on Friday to say goodbye to lifelong resident and farmer, Willard Mortenson. Everyone had something nice to say about him and many stories were told of association with him and what a kind man he was. He will be missed. Although rain seemed to be in the air earlier, it held off and it was a nice day. Just two weeks more of school and summer vacation starts. Everyone is busy and looking forward to it. Work has been going on a...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|May 17, 2023

    We’ve had a few days of gentle rains this week so the prairie is really greening up! Cindy and I took a drive to a secret spot that grows certain wildflowers and we were not disappointed! The hillsides had plenty of crocus and yellow bells. I’ve seen them as early as April 9, but this year the land was still under snow cover. I then drove a little further and saw some American avocets along with some ducks in a slough! It’s nice to see the water and shorebirds! Our community has been...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|May 17, 2023

    Whitewater lost a long-time resident. Sympathy for the family and friends of Bill Murdock, he will be missed. Sympathy to the firefighters and victims of the fires in Alberta, Canada. That’s where my grandchildren live. Here in Whitewater, school is almost over for the year. The Seniors are anxiously waiting for WHS graduation. The 2023 grads are Kora LaBrie, Kendra Cummings, Hunter Ellis, and Samantha Wisher. The eighth-grade class is Mylee Clark and Kenan Hammond. Congratulations to all of...

  • Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    Lori Taylor, P. C. Museum Curator|May 17, 2023

    What household appliance put women at considerable risk? They could both flatten and explode? In the early 1940’s, gas-powered irons replaced the ‘sad irons’. With the new technology a pump was used to build up pressure in the fuel tank and a match was lit underneath the iron, making a flame inside the iron. These irons carried a real risk of causing a fire or even exploding. In addition, some versions were made with a wooden handle that had the potential to burn the user’s hand or burn up entirely. By the 1970’s gas irons were...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    May 17, 2023

    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. PC Library Knitting and Crochet Club The Phillips County Library hosts a knitting and crochet group from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday. MHS '93 & '94 Reunion Mtg 5-17-23 MHS Classes of...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    Compiled by Jennifer French|May 17, 2023

    10 yrs ago May 15, 2013 Malta Board Decides Against Special Levy Election The Malta School Board decided not to hold a special mill levy election, hired four new teachers and a new head girls basketball coach, and authorized the purchase of new computers at their meeting last week. Supt. At April's meeting, Kris Kuehn recommended the board not call for a levy election on the traditional date in May because the state legislature was still working on an education funding bill. He left open the...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    May 17, 2023

    BEAR PAW COOPERATIVE Part-time Speech-Language Assistant: Up to 30 hrs/wk in Hays/Lodge Pole School District and Head Starts. Related experience not required, but helpful. Will be trained and supervised in carrying out instructional plans with preschool and school-age children. Must have own transportation. Employment will start in August for the 2023-2024 school year. Non-certified salary starting at $12.50/hr or higher, depending on experience. Closing date: Until filled. Direct application request to Sara Tempel, Director, or Julie Finley, A...

  • Legals for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    May 17, 2023

    Sandra J. Grayson 333 Ore Street Zortman, MT 59546 406-673-3428 In the 17th Judicial Court of Phillips County State of Montana In the Matter of the Estate Cause No. DP-2023-10 of Stan A. L. Turner Dept. No. ___________ Deaceased. Application For Informal Probate and Appointment Of Personal Representative I, Name: Sandra Jean Grayson/David W. Turner, am interested in the estate as his sister/his brother. I am not under the age of 18. My mailing address is: Address: 333 Ore St, Zortman, MT 59546/1860 Penisula Verde Dr, Rancho Pales, Verdes, CA...

  • Saco Resident Ruth Teske Honored

    May 17, 2023

    Ken Weiderrick built two cabinets for PC Museums' Saco area display in memory of long time resident Ruth Teske. The project was funded by donations to the museum in her memory from family and friends. Ruth was the mother of Ruth Teske of Saco and Carol Jestrab of Billings....

  • Patriot Pen Winners for 2022 Declared

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|May 17, 2023

    VFW Buster Deo Post 4067, represented by Don Klinko and Carolyn Schmoeckel of VFW Auxiliary met at the High School Auditorium recently to announce the 2022 Patriot Pen winners. Every school in the county, as well as home schoolers, were made aware of the contest ending October 31, 2022. A total of 60 entries entitled "MY PLEDGE TO OUR VETERANS" were received and judged by: knowledge of theme worth 30 points; theme development worth 35 points; and clarity of ideas worth 35 points. The Patriot's...

  • Federal Court Arraignments For May 12, 2023

    U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana|May 17, 2023

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned or appeared this week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty: Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on May 12 was: Max Gaylord Stout, 35, of Billings, on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and drug user and addict in possession of...

  • Malta Teams Head to State; Bishop Third, Bergos Fourth at Divisionals

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|May 17, 2023

    Ten Malta golfers participated in the B Division 1 Meet in Shelby, on Tuesday, May 9, and despite rain and hail, each golfer punched their ticket to State. The 2023 State B Golf Meet will also take place in Shelby, starting on Monday, May 15, and concluding on Wednesday, May 17. "I am very proud of all of their performances," Malta Head Coach Kate Webb said. "We went into it with some very specific goals in mind. Hit our fairways, hit our greens, keep our putts under three, and knew that if we...

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