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Articles from the May 28, 2014 edition


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  • Gordon to retire after 23 years of teaching

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|May 28, 2014

    Like all great people in the world Gordon is a fan of the Chicago Bears, which means he is loyal and patient. That translates to anything he does. Gordon has also been a teacher for 23 years. 17 of which were at Malta High. In his teaching career he has taught chemistry, physics, anatomy, zoology, biology, earth sciences. In a world where science clashes with religion, Gordon teaches both. He has also been preacher at the Little White Church in Malta and Saco Methodist for the past 23 years. His... Full story

  • Voters to decide on tricky resolution

    Mark Hebert|May 28, 2014

    This primary election, voters in the city of Malta and county of Phillips will be asked whether or not to study their respective forms of government. The 1972 Montana Constitution affords people the opportunity to do so. “We are mandated by law, every ten years, to put it to the vote of the people to see if they want to study our form of government,” said Carolyn Schmoeckel Malta City Clerk and Treasure. Schmoeckel explained that currently the city of Malta has a Commission Executive Form of government, or a Mayor Council. Resolution #1166 wil... Full story

  • Pictures of lightning in Malta

    May 28, 2014

    A storm less devastating than forecasted, struck Malta on May 28, late at night. There have only been a few reports of pea-sized hail and no tornado to speak of. Lightning could be seen throughout the town of Malta. Two small fires were reported, one east of Malta and another south of Whitewater, though they were quickly quenched by the rain. Any evidences of the storm can be sent to the Phillips County News at: [email protected].... Full story

  • Malta High School Graduating Class of 2014

    May 28, 2014

    Malta's 2014 Graduation ceremony featured 35 students. This year's Valedictorian was Zach Handley, who is not only a standout athlete with brains, but he showed a sense of humor that tickled the crowd's funny bone, during his speech. Telling various tales of his fellow peers and expressing thanks to all that have guided them to their high school diplomas. "We wouldn't be here today without the help of our teachers and the entire faculty at MHS," Handley said at the event. "It's safe to say that... Full story

  • Memorial Day in Malta

    May 28, 2014

    Photos from Memorial Day in Malta. Memorial Day Parade Float Winners 1. Western Styles Salon $100.00 Dino dollars 2. American Legion $75.00 Dino dollars 3. Cub Scouts $50.00 Dino dollars... Full story

  • See you later, Sage Grouse

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|May 28, 2014

    I suspected it was coming. A story in this morning’s newspaper said Montana wildlife officials are proposing to cancel sage grouse hunting this fall due to a continuing decline in population. It was inevitable. There had been way too much optimistic blather surrounding the big birds in recent months for this to turn out well. Members of the state Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider the closure at their meeting today in Helena. According to the Associated Press, officials would consider r... Full story

  • Weather forecast, color photos a winning combination

    May 28, 2014

    Dear Mark and Staff, We wanted you to know how much we enjoy the new looks of the PC News. You are all doing an excellent job in keeping the community informed of many activities. The recent graduation photos in color were a lovely added touch and we hope we will continue to see more photos in color. We also appreciate the very handy five-day weather forecast. Keep up the good work! Mike and Rosemary S. Veseth, Malta, MT... Full story

  • Kansas reader remembers Lynn Cummings' fiddle

    May 28, 2014

    Dear Editor, I really enjoyed your May 7 issue. Lynn Cummings played his fiddle for my brother-in-laws funeral – John LaFond. He did a good job. I found this picture you may want for your paper. The old gas pumps are there and it had to be taken in the 1930's or 40's (below, left.) Myrtle LaFond, Elkart, KS... Full story

  • The wonder and woes of color

    Mark Hebert, Editor|May 28, 2014

    The response to the color pages of the Phillips County News last week was incredible. The verdict is in, your votes have been counted and yes, the world looks more wonderful in color. The only drawback from the color pages last week was the delay in the paper’s delivery. It is a great honor to know that the PCN is looked forward to each week – the fact still leaves my stomach in knots each Wednesday morning. I did all I could to warn people that the paper would be late on Wednesday, but many didn’t get the message and were turned away empty... Full story

  • Malta Dirt Daubers convert 1928 truck into flowerpot

    Mark Hebert, Editor|May 28, 2014

    Since 1957, the Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club has been making this city beautiful, one plant at a time. On Wednesday night, the Daubers took their gardening skills to the corner of South 2nd Street East and South Central Ave and turned a 1928 International Beet Truck into a giant flowering pot. Each of the 11 pots inside the truck got one spike, two lemon green sweet potatoes vines, two pink petunias and two red petunias. "In this climate they are really easy to grow," said Sharon Miller of... Full story

  • Martha Evelyn Kelly

    May 28, 2014

    Martha Evelyn Kelly, age 82, of Glendive, Montana, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Glendive Medical Center Extended Care in Glendive after a struggle with cancer. Visitation were held from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive with Pastor Avis Anderson officiating. Interment were held in the Dawson County Cemetery in... Full story

  • Richard E. Messerly

    May 28, 2014

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  • Jerry Evins

    May 28, 2014

    ZORTMAN-Jerry Evins, 62, went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2014, at the Phillips County Hospital. He was surrounded by close friends and family. Cancer has taken another victim. It was Jerry’s wish that he be cremated. He wanted no viewing, no memorial, and no services. His wish was that family and friends have a BBQ, eat good food, play music, and remember all the good times he shared with you. Jerry was born June 8, 1951, in Missoula, MT. He lived most of his life in Paradise, MT; but traveled all over Montana, parts of Wyoming, s... Full story

  • Loring News for week of May 28, 2014

    Dixie Stordahl, For PCN|May 28, 2014

    Congratulations to the graduates from this area! Zeena Fox, Bill Murdock’s granddaughter, graduated from Havre High. Makenzie Wasson, granddaughter to Connie and Alan Wasson, graduated from Harlowton. The seniors of Malta graduated on Sunday! Char Wasson hosted the end of year Whitewater staff party on Friday. It was also a celebration for Heather Simon-son’s years of service! The staff performed a flash mob to Fireworks by Katy Perry! Dixie Stordahl met Fran Compton, of Douglas, Alaska, for d... Full story

  • Dodson News for May 1428, 2014

    Eldora Henry, For PCN|May 28, 2014

    One hundred and thirteen crosses were out up at the cemetery by Dora Henry and Edward Solberg in honor of past veterans. It is always an honor to do this to remember our veterans. Polly Solberg went to Ismay on Wednesday to visit son Nathan and attend her step granddaughter’s graduation. Terri Cole flew to Louisiana on Friday to spend Memorial Day with son Zack. Wink became ill and could not accompany her at the last minute. Dodson celebrated their graduation with six graduates. Hoot K... Full story

  • Phillips County Rural Fire receives BNSF grant for $25k

    Mark Hebert, Editor|May 28, 2014

    The Phillips County Rural Fire Department received a $25,000 grant from the BNSF Railway Foundation on Wednesday afternoon in Malta, money which Rural Fire Chief Mike Flatt said will be used to purchase a pump for the initial attack vehicle. Matt Jones, Regional Director of Public Affairs from BNSF Railway presented the check to Flatt on behalf of the BNSF Railway Foundation. The Foundation's stated mission is to support organizations that improve the quality of life of communities across the... Full story

  • Whitewater News for the Week of May 28, 2014

    Eldora Henry, For PCN|May 28, 2014

    Recent Visitors in Whitewater were Connie Jones and husband from South Carolina. Connie is Anita Whisher’s mom. Delores Stephen, of Altuna, Minn., visited the Sanguins family and sew her grandchild graduate from high school. She returned by Amtrak Train. Many others attended Awards Night, Baccalaureate and graduation in Whitewater. Congratulations to you all. Helen and Brian Depuydt and I – Helen Austin – attended the Spring Concert in Saco. My granddaughter, Challise Young, sang and playe... Full story

  • Malta News for May 28

    Mary LaFond, For PCN|May 28, 2014

    Gaylord LaFond Sr. celebrated his 98th birthday with his family at his home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Gaylord was born in Malta and has lived here his entire life. The Walleye fish fry supper was from fish caught by son in law Bill Formon and grandson Tim LaFond. Attending were daughter and son-in-law Susan and Bill Froman, daughter and daughter-in-law Maynard and Mary LaFond, grandson and family Tom and Tami Lafond, Jessen and Josie and long-time friend Anna Faye Matthews. And of course... Full story

  • Phillips County Sheriff's Report

    May 28, 2014

    PHILLIPS COUNTY SHERIFF NEWS LOG May 8 thru May 16 Please remember to file a new burn permit for the 2014 year. If you plan on doing any burning in 2014, please file one BEFORE you start to burn. These permits are good for all of 2014 and you only have to file one a year, not every time you burn. All 2013 permits will no longer be valid after December 31, 2013. Thank you! Check out our website: www.phillipscountysheriff.org. May 9, 14 11:38 a.m. Male requested law enforcement assistance with an abandoned boat at a local apartment complex;... Full story

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on theft in Saco, Cole Pond

    May 28, 2014

    On May 12, 2014, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft call north of Saco. The complainant stated a 24 HP Honda engine along with a gas tank and battery were taken from an auger. The theft is believed to have happened sometime after April 29, 2014. The value of the equipment is estimated between $2200 and $2600. On May 10, 2014,the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a Burglary north of Nelson Reservoir by Cole Ponds. A residence had been entered and several firearms had been taken from a gun safe which had been forced open. Ammunition was... Full story

  • Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for week of May 28

    Mark Hebert, Editor|May 28, 2014

    May 28 10 Years Ago Headline: All-around winner Coming out on top at the Jim Essert Youth Memorial Rodeo on Saturday was Kiera Simonson. She won the Girls All-Around and received a saddle and money other prizes. Kiera is the daughter of Dan and Judy Simonson of Loring. *John Galt wins the 6th Annual Jack Brogan Memorial Golf Tournament for the third year in a row. John’s grandmother, Ellen Korsbeck, presented John with a plaque after he won the tournament. May 31, 1989 25 Years ago Headline: Two More WWI vets still here Phillips County has a... Full story

  • June 7 Rubber Duck Race to benefit Dinosaur Museum

    May 28, 2014

    The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum (GPDM) announces that 500+ rubber ducky's will hit the waters of the Malta Irrigation Canal at the 9th Street Bridge on Saturday, June 7th at precisely 3:00 PM – just following the wrap up of the First State Bank Car Show and start of the PC Motor Sports race weekend. The race will end at the Short Oil Road Bridge near Malta Ready Mix. The Duck Race is making its return to the Irrigation Canal after running in the creek near Marian Hills Golf Course the past c... Full story

  • Graduation is just the beginning

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|May 28, 2014

    One thing I didn’t look forward to my senior year was walking down our football field in front of thousands of people during my high school graduation at Romeoville High School in 2005. One reason was the amount of students graduating in my class. My class was about 400 students. I just knew that it was going to take forever and a day to get to my name even though my name was in the front of the line. In my mind, I was like, what if I had to go to the bathroom? Would I have to wait til the end o... Full story

  • M-ettes take second at divisionals; Mustangs place two at meet

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|May 28, 2014

    The M-ettes did more than fine at the 2014 Northern B Track and Field meet in Great Falls. They not only showed up, they also placed second, thanks to seven individual athletes who placed in events. Those athletes will continue to the State B meet in Butte, this Friday. Sophia Stiles led the charge, placing first in three events and placing in the top three in two others. Darby Schye's heroics were seen in the shot put pit, as she took the divisional crown. Stiles won the 100 hurdles with a time... Full story

  • Oxarart named Head Coach of Mustang Football

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|May 28, 2014
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    There has been a long wait to see who would take the reigns as Malta's Head Football Coach after Tad Schye stepped down from the position, last winter. It's a job that comes with a long legacy of excellent coaching, and sounds intimidating to the average man. Malta didn't hire just any "Average Joe," for the job. Last week former standout coach and current Malta Athletic Director Scott King, informed Nick Oxarart, a player he coached, that he is Malta's newest head coach. Nick Oxarart, will be... Full story

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