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  • First State Bank, Then...Now...and Always

    Jennifer French and FSB Staff, PCN Staff and For the PCN|Jul 5, 2023

    As the First State Bank of Malta is gearing up to celebrate its 120th year of serving Phillips County, the community is dusting off their dancing shoes in preparation for FSB's entertainment, Wylie and the Wild West with special guest, Eric "Fingers" Ray Gustafson. Bank President Bob Galt, his officers, and employees are ready to show Phillips County a good time on July 7, at 7 p.m. in downtown Malta. There will be a street dance, giveaways (which are always fabulous from FSB), and much more! Fo...

  • MSIP Gives a Swashbuckling Performance

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Jul 5, 2023

    Gifted and talented thespians emerged on Trafton Park on June 28th and the audience was not disappointed. Young actors found the stage and "The Three Musketeers" came to life before those gathered for entertainment. The lively and finely paced action included soundtracks for effects and the audience was caught up in the evening fun once the rain dispelled. Actors portraying 10-12 characters in the King Louie era captivated even the young audience at Trafton. One could hear the bells toll,...

  • Brown Enters Paint the State Competition

    Jul 5, 2023

    Josie Brown from Saco has entered her piece in the Paint the State competition sponsored by the Montana Meth Project. It's installed on the side of what used to be Jake's Bar in Saco (on the north side of Hwy 2). The live voting starts on July 17th. Check out for more information....

  • City to Begin Filling "Chuckholes", Lucky Bullet Under New Ownership

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Jul 5, 2023

    A full agenda greeted the City Mayor and Council members Hicks, Sintler and Rummel at the meeting on June 27th in the City Chambers. The pledge to the flag was recited and Mayor John Demarais introduced Jenna Ogletree and Oliver Roy, guests in attendance from the Montana Conservation Corps. The crew doing the work on the highway construction on Hwy 191 S. had inquired about getting a 300-gallon garbage container; whereas the details weren't yet clear, no action was taken on the matter at this...

  • Federal Court Arraignments For June 30, 2023

    U.S. Attorney's Office District of Montana|Jul 5, 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 beyond a reasonable doubt: Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on June 29 was: Joshua James Groh, 41, of Billings, and Gary Michael Byrd, 52, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to p...

  • Reflecting On A Grateful Nation

    Kari Hould, Karis Quiet Corner|Jul 5, 2023

    As this issue of the PCN finds its’ way across the state lines and to your mailbox, I hope you took time to reflect on what a GREAT nation we live in. It is my hope as well, that this past week you have experienced a grateful nation, as well. When one looks back at the trial and troubles our forefathers withstood to arrive at the 4th of July ~ Independence Day…is there any stronger message our country could put forth for all generations? The countless lives that fought for such freedom are insurmountable. Families were torn apart, some fam...

  • Tester to Biden Administration: Extend Hours of Operations at Ports of Entry in Montana

    Eli Cousin, The Office of U.S. Senator John Tester|Jul 5, 2023

    Continuing his aggressive push to fully reopen the northern border and resume full trade and commerce with Canada, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reiterating his request to extend the hours of operations at ports of entry in Montana. In his letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Tester specifically calls on the Administration to extend the hours of operations at the Port of Raymond and the Port of Piegan. “Earlier this month, I shared concerns I hear directly from Montanans regardin...

  • Dodson News for Wednesday, July 5, 2023

    Eldora Henry, PCN Correspondent|Jul 5, 2023

    Jerry and Bonnie have been very busy mowing with their new mower and the lots around town look so much better for it. Thanks for being so neighborly!!! The community sends condolences to the families of Lanny Wilke and Patty Dolphay in their passing. We are getting just enough rain that everything is staying so nice and green. This makes things grow fast too, especially weeds. Velyma Broadhead and Kay Taylor returned from the wedding and visiting relatives and had an enjoyable time. Virginia Sol...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, July 5, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jul 5, 2023

    Whitney Blunt has decided to not be the postmaster in Loring anymore. We all wish her the best for the future! Sarah Skubina will be the new mail handler. We welcome her. The gophers are taking over my yard! I have holes everywhere in the lawn and flower bed! They are on the deck even! Buster chases them, but never catches them! Gotta get my .22 out I guess. The milkweed is blooming along the highway. The blossoms are so big this year! I appreciate that the person who is doing the swathing left...

  • Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, July 5, 2023

    Lori Taylor, P. C. Museum Curator|Jul 5, 2023

    What/where was the first schoolhouse in Dodson? If you answered the Dan Nicolson house, you would be correct. The year was 1904-1905. Miss Short (who was not) and Miss Moore were two of the first teachers. In 1906 the school patrons donated materials and labor for a small building which was the new school. In 1912-13 a grand amount of $10.000.00 was gathered to erect a two-story frame building. This remained the school for Dodson until 1939. In 1921-22 there were 133 students enrolled. The PC Museum has a replica of an old school donated by...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, July 5, 2023

    Jul 5, 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. P. C. TV District Mtg 7-11-23 The Phillips County...

  • Memories for Wednesday, July 5, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jul 5, 2023

    1 yrs ago July 3, 2013 Councilperson Bonnie Wiederrick would be challenged for election in the upcoming election by Alice Hofer who filed before the 5 pm deadline. Mayor Shyla Jones and Ward 1 Alderman David Rummel were running unopposed. The Dodson Mayor election turned into a three-way race, with Randy Dolphay, Theresa Cole and Al Minugh having filed for the office. Two four-year council positions are open and Caleb Best, Deserae KillEagle and William “Bean” Simanton have tossed their name into the hat. City landfill operator, Bob Kapp, was...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, July 5, 2023

    Jul 5, 2023

    FT Front Store Clerk Stop into Valley Drug to pick up an application and to inquire further details. 406/654-2632 131 S. 1st Ave E. Malta, MT 59538 ---------------------- P. C. Library Aide Position The Phillips County Library has a job opening for a Library Aide. 3 - 8 hours per week Pick up an application from the Library. Application Deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2023. Questions, please call the Library at 406/654-2407 --------------------------- WANTED---VENDORS Come sell your goods at the park during the Malta Merchants CRAZY DAYS...

  • Legals for Wednesday, July 5, 2023

    Jul 5, 2023

    PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO PROTEST TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF MONTANA ALL-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES LICENSE CD HERMAN LLC (Dyllan Herman and Connor Herman, Owner(s)) has applied to transfer Montana All-Alcoholic Beverages License No. 11-538-5827-002 to be operated at LUCKY BULLET, 147 S 1st Ave E, Malta, Phillips County. The public may protest this license transfer in accordance with the law. Who can protest this transfer? Protests will be accepted from residents of the county of the proposed location Phillips County, residents of adjoining Montana...

  • Malta Swimmers Attend Harlem Swim Meet

    Jul 5, 2023

    Note: In last week's edition of the Swim Team news it was stated that there was no swim meet due to the July 4th holiday, the swim team headed to Harlem and there will be no Malta Swim Meet this season, they will head to Sidney July 8 and 9....

  • Local Catches Friday By Storm

    Jul 5, 2023

  • Borgreen, Glasgow BLM, Wins Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Gold Star Award

    Haylie Shipp, Ranchers Stewardship Alliance|Jul 5, 2023

    The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance (RSA) is proud to announce that Mike Borgreen, a dedicated biologist, and current Acting Field Manager from the Glasgow Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been awarded the 2023 RSA Gold Star Award for his exceptional contributions to conservation and land stewardship. The RSA Gold Star Award is presented annually to individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible land management practices in the ranching...

  • Conservation License Required To Access Most State Lands

    Jul 5, 2023

    Working with the 68th Legislature, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) simplified licensing requirements on state lands as part of Governor Gianforte’s Red Tape Relief Task Force. The two agencies consolidated the conservation license and state lands recreational use license into one annual conservation license, supporting the maintenance of places like fishing access sites (FAS), and wildlife management areas (WMA). On Montana school trust lands, conservation license s...

  • FWP's License Donor Program Benefits Disabled Vets

    Jul 5, 2023

    Hunters who will not be able to use their license this season have the opportunity to donate that license. Residents and nonresidents can donate their hunting license to a disabled military veteran or disabled active-duty service member who is working with an organization that uses hunting as part of the rehabilitation process. The license donor program began in 2013, and each year between 40 and 60 hunters donate their license. Reasons vary, but according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks licensing staff, many hunters donate licenses because o...

  • FWP Seeks Comment On Draft Environmental Assessment Of Elk Management Plan

    Jul 5, 2023

    A draft environmental assessment (EA) of the 2023 Draft Elk Management Plan is now available for public review and comment. The draft EA is available on FWP’s website at The deadline for comments is July 31. Earlier this month, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks released the 2023 Draft Elk Management Plan for public review and comment. The deadline for comments on the plan is also July 31. While the draft elk plan lays out how FWP proposes to manage elk, the EA is an e...

  • Siding 54, Spicing Up Phillips County

    Jul 5, 2023

  • Memorial Notice

    Jul 5, 2023

    There will be a Celebration of Life for Dennis A. Rush, 79. It will be held on Saturday, July 15 at the GN Lodge Room following a family service at the Malta Cemetery at 11 a.m. A luncheon will be provided.... Full story