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  • Panczak to headline Phillips County Fair

    Mark Hebert, Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    When the flood lights click on this Friday night at the Phillips County Fair, rising country music superstar Trevor Panczak and the Rough Stock Band will grace the stage playing original songs in good time fashion. "We are going to play some traditional country music and have fun doing it," said Pankzak. "We like to entertain people and if I can make them laugh, and maybe even make them cry, with my music then that is a job well done. Hopefully we will be able to touch some people with our... Full story

  • City Council grants raises, denies water project

    Mark Hebert, Sports Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    At the last Malta City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 22, at Malta City Hall, the council approved a 2-percent pay raise for city employees which will total approximately $11,076 for 2014 an 2015. Resolution #1176 which grants the pay increase was unanimously voted in favor for by the City Council. On top of the 2-percent raise across the board for city workers, some employee’s received and additional per hour raise of 25-cents. Also during the city council meeting, Pam Lemer of Bear Paw Development asked for the council’s approval concerning... Full story

  • 99th Phillips County Fair kicks off this Thursday in Dodson

    Mark Hebert, Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    For 98 years, the Phillips County Fair has been the go-to event as the summer wanes and the 99th installment of the longest contiguous running fair in Montana, loaded with live shows, 4-H exhibits, sporting events and vendors galore, looks to be another glorious event when it kicks off tomorrow in Dodson. First up is entry day at the Fair for open class and 4-H entries. Entry starts at 10 a.m. -- the weigh scale will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.-- and for the rest of the entries have a deadline of 8 p.m. Friday is the concert with Travis... Full story

  • Raffle to help fund Fun Days in Saco underway

    Mark Hebert, Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    On Saturday, August 30, the folks in Saco are holding the 51st Annual Fun Days in an end of summer bash. In order to help raise funds for the event, the O'Briens have once again generously donated some artwork from their private collection to be raffled off. Dale and Patsy O'Brien have donated a lovely picture of geese to be raffled off for the upcoming SAco Fun Days. The print, number 23 of 29, is by Jeff Walker, a well-known artist from Great Falls. Walker has exhibited his work at the C.M. Ru... Full story

  • Briefly for week of July 30, 2014

    Jul 30, 2014

    Senior Dinner Meals Thursday, July 31st - Meatballs Friday, August 1st - Fish ‘N Chips Tuesday, August 5th - Hot Turkey Sandwich Grace Fellowship Church Grace Fellowship Church has changed to the Summer Church Schedule. Please note: 10 a.m. Church Service only. 346 S. 3rd St. E. 654-5282. Sports Physicals at PC Family Health Clinic Due to the clinic being so busy, and the need for our student athletes to have sports physicals, we are going to offer three evening clinics, like we have done in the past. These clinics will be specifically for spor... Full story

  • Phillips County News welcomes Brookie to staff as intern

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Phillips County News would like to introduce our new reporting intern to the staff as Matthew Brookie joins our news team. Brookie is a 2011 graduate of Malta High School and is the son of Janeen and Hugh Brookie. Janeen works at the Phillips County Library and Hugh is a farmer and rancher near Saco. Since graduation, Brookie studied engineering at the Montana State University in Bozeman before deciding that vocation wasn't his cup of tea. "That is just something I didn't think I would... Full story

  • Green was the valley

    Kari Hould, PCN Correspondent|Jul 30, 2014

    On the warm, pleasant and sunshine filled weekend of the 4th of July, the Phillips and Valley County descendents of George and Ethel Green welcomed family from afar with open arms and some Montana mosquitoes. Special guests included Mildred Boothe of Billings, MT and Robert and Bobbye Green of Kelseyville, CA. The man behind the dream for a family reunion, Roger Green and his wife, Myrna were also special guests. As members arrived they placed their names and the names of family members unable to attend on a 12 foot by 8 foot high family tree.... Full story

  • PC Extension Office to host crop tours starting August 4

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Phillips County Extension Office will be hosting several crop tours starting August 4. Private applicators can receive 2 recertification points by attending one tour. The schedule is as follows: Monday, August 4, 5:00 pm Flansaas/Lumsden/Blunt Farms, Loring, First State Bank sponsor Tuesday, August 5, 5:00 pm Mortenson, North Wagner, Milk River Cooperative sponsor Wednesday, August 6, 5:00 pm, Karl Mavencamp, Malta, First Security Bank sponsor Thursday, August 7, 5:00 pm White/Sunford Farm, Saco, Saco Dehy sponsor. Call the Extension... Full story

  • Phillips County Extension Office celebrates 100 years

    Jul 30, 2014

    The local Phillips County Extension Office celebrated the 100 year of the organization on July 18, 2014 in the library basement. About 35 people came down to enjoy looking at old photos and record books as well as enjoyed coffee, cake, and punch. The Extension Office would like to thank Cheryl Voegel of Albertsons for the delicious cake, First State Bank for the plant, and Susie Oxarart for the decorative clock (come see the clock). The Extension Office is still dedicated to helping people improve their life through research based information... Full story

  • Commissioners Robinson, Dunbar attend NACO in "Big Easy"

    Jul 30, 2014

    Commissioners Lesley Robinson and Richard Dunbar attended the National Association of Counties (NACO) Annual meeting in New Orleans July 11-15. The annual conference is when policy is developed to guide NACO for the next year. Commissioner Dunbar sits on the Energy, Environment and Land Use Committee. He sponsored a resolution creating policy that states, “NACO urges Presidential or Congressional approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline”. It was adopted by NACO. Last year the policy simply asked for a decision. This year the language asked for appr... Full story

  • Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for week of July 30, 2014

    Jul 30, 2014

    Aug 4, 2004 10-years ago Headline: Nearly 500 flock to HG Robinson House for flower show and bazaar The event was sponsored by the Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club, Phillips County Historical Society and Phillips County Museum. The Robinson House became a lovely backdrop for the “Elegance & Lace in This Old Place” beautifully designed flower arrangements and specimen flower display. Lynette Ereaux was awarded the Petite Award; Paula Gouse, Bowdoin Wildlife Refuge, received the Educational Award; Artistic Craft Award went to Jane Ereaux; Parker Pr... Full story

  • Phillips County Sheriff's Report for week of July 30, 2014

    Jul 30, 2014

    PHILLIPS COUNTY SHERIFF NEWS LOG July 18 thru portion July 24 Check out our website: and our Facebook page, Phillips County Sheriff’s Office. July 18, 2014 11:26 p.m. 911 received reporting a vehicle/cow accident on Hwy 191 south of Malta; Deputies responded to the location; vehicle found to have a broken axle, did not hit a cow; case file started. July 19, 2014 1:52 a.m. Deputy reported a vehicle had been egged off of Central Ave. 8:32 a.m. Female reported seeing a male jump on to a moving, eastbound train; R... Full story

  • Masserly, BIshop win matching trailers at Yost National Team Roping Tour

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    Seeing someone else around town with the same exact vehicle you drive can be off-putting. Unless of course you won that vehicle. While Kolby Messerly and Jace Bishop didn't necessarily win matching pickup trucks, they did win matching horse trailers at the 2014 Ty Yost National Team Roping Tour in Billings On July 19. It just goes to show that Malta's Crossfire series features championship caliber riders. The Bishop/ Messerly duo picked each other as teammates for the event. "We could pick or... Full story

  • Football: Young and undersized but sharp in Coach Oxarart's first camp

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    Gnats, heat and mosquitoes plagued the Mustang practice field as the Mustangs football camp kicked off last Monday, July 21. The three day camp included a plethora of drills for players past and present. The camp also gave players insight into formations and plays that are a part of Nick Oxarart's new system. "A lot of guys have been coming on Monday nights and working together," said first year Head Coach Nick Oxarart. Those impromptu practices had players looking sharp in practice. Thanks to... Full story

  • Swim Team: State Qualifiers

    Jul 30, 2014

    The following athletes qualified in all three events, and placed in the top 6 in finals in each event (not an easy task). Jenise Amestoy (womens 15-19): 50m Freestyle; 100m Freestyle; 100m Back Shay Garfield (girls 13-14): 100m Breaststroke; 100m Back; 50m Fly Carly Garfield (girls 11-12): 50m Freestyle; 100m Freestyle; 50m Back Darrow Messerly (boys 9-10): 100m IM; 50m Breast; 50m Back The following athletes qualified in the top 12 in all three events: Jillian O’Brien (girls 11-12): 200m IM; 50m Breast; 50m Fly Grant O’Brien (men 15-19) 200... Full story

  • 4-H: RJ Burnham shows great poise in first year of Horse showing

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    The beautiful thing about 4-H competitions are the fact that young or old the participant can do well. Jeret Warren, a senior at Whitewater High and RJ Burnham, a ten-year-old Saco resident, have a major age gap, but both of them won the title Grand Champion at the 2014 Phillips County 4-H Horse Show. Jeret, a ten year 4-H participant, sponsored by Todd and Carol Smith, won first place in Senior Showmanship and was a grand champion in the Ranch Horse IV category. Warren fared well considering... Full story

  • Ryder Cup: Malta defends home course in 15th annual match

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    6 Glasgow golfers came into town on a smokey Saturday afternoon to challenge 24 of Malta’s best golfers for the Ryder Cup, last Saturday, July 19. Malta kept up the recent trend of the home field team winning the match. Malta defeated Glasgow 30-18 after three rounds of nine were played. Malta came out to a screaming ten to two lead at the end of the first nine, which was played under the best ball ruling. Round two was a little tougher as the teams played alternate strokes meaning partners w... Full story

  • Failure to obtain tag leaves me with the birds

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Jul 30, 2014

    It looks like I’m going to spend most of my time hunting birds this fall. Nothing new there except I had other plans. I was going to mix in a little sheep and elk hunting along the way, give the dogs a break, and let the shotguns cool. I’d applied for a ewe tag which I figured wouldn’t be too hard to draw, but figured wrong. My name wasn’t drawn. Then a couple of days ago I checked the FWP website and discovered I’d also failed to draw a cow elk tag. Now it’s down to antelope and I’m not holding... Full story

  • I'd rather be wrong than be rude

    Mark Hebert, Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    My Grandpa Bud used to tell me that when someone is being rude, obnoxious, annoying etc...that I should simply “kill ‘em with kindness.” Grandpa Bud also used to tell me, when I was much younger, that I got the freckles on my face from chasing a loose cow with a stick I was flipping back and forth, but that is a whole other story for a different column. The reason I bring up the “kill ‘em with kindness” credo is that of as of late, I’ve been going to that mantra a lot. Back in the good old days of college, when I was acquiring a degree I’ll pro... Full story

  • Summer Sports

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    Since I was young, I’ve always been a fan of major American sports like basketball, football and baseball. I have to admit I was a little bummed when the scholastic year ended, because I got caught up in the school fight songs and our kids giving it their all on the field and court. I have missed everything from football to volleyball to basketball to track and field. I’m excited to see the school year is near due to my love of those sports, but I’ve gotta admit I’ve enjoyed the horsema... Full story

  • Lillian Florence (Luoma) Von Stein

    Jul 30, 2014

    Lillian Florence (Luoma) Von Stein, 97, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 of natural causes at Country Home in Malta, Mt. A memorial service will be held in Cascade, Montana at the United Methodist Church on Friday, August 8. The time is yet to be determined. Lillian was born on June 2, 1917 in Geyser, Montana to Thomas and Sanna Marie (Hongisto) Luoma. She was the tenth of fourteen children which included four sets of twins. She had many fun stories of growing up in a large, loving... Full story

  • Crazy Days in Malta Pictures

    Jul 30, 2014

    Fun and games at Veteran's Memorial Park in Malta on Saturday during Crazy Days.... Full story

  • Whitewater News for the Week of June 30, 2014

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Jul 30, 2014

    There was a birthday party for Debbie Hammond and Kiane Engels at North 40 and it was well attended. Linda Berg’s family have been here. They are Chondie Kornfeld, Ben Gous, Laura Kornfeld, Hector and Jane Cherpin, Dale Laternus, Trevor and Lindell and Hudson Gateley and Carley Laternus, all of Canada. Those at North 40 watched the East-West Shrine football game on TV. We heard that Allie Olson was a referee there, way to go, Allie! One of the players had one leg, that is real courage. A King fr... Full story

  • More Whitewater News for the week of July 30, 2014

    Pat Murdock, PCN Correspondent|Jul 30, 2014

    It rained a couple tenths Wednesday night. The grass and weeds grew overnight! It was 95 degrees during the day. We did not have a storm thank goodness. Janet (Murdock) Berg of Malta drove her cousin, Mike, Forbes and his wife Maureen from Scotland out to the Murdock Ranch for Pat’s birthday party Wednesday afternoon. Mike’s grandmother was Peggi (Murdock) Forbes, Jim, Ree and Margie’s cousin. The Scotland couple returned to their home the next day. Cousin Bill Murdock also gave them a tour of the North country farms and ranches one day last... Full story

  • Duplicate Bridge for week of July 30, 2014

    Jul 30, 2014

    On Wednesday, July 16, Madelyn Anderson and Malcolm Clouse captured first place. Louis Goodheart and Byron Ereaux came in second. Monday winners were Byron Ereaux and Bonnie Millar. Second was awarded to Keith Stine and John Norgon. ----------- Wednesday afternoon, July 9, saw Bonnie Millar and Keith Stine capture first place. Second was awarded to Byron Ereaux and John Norgon. Monday winners were Malcolm Clouse and Keith Stine. John Norgon and Byron Ereaux earned second place.... Full story

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