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Articles from the August 3, 2022 edition

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  • Drought impacts reduce beef cow numbers to lowest since 2014

    Marko Manoukian, P. C. Extension Agent|Aug 3, 2022

    Drought (level D2 to D4) now occupies 37% of the Western US. The impact on the US cattle numbers is staggering. US cow herd drop 2% in the last USDA report, but many analysts believe the cow and heifer slaughter numbers year to date are up 14% from the same time in 2021 and 27% larger than the five-year average indicating that the true cattle numbers in the US are much lower. Impacting these numbers are lack of livestock water and feed as well as grasshoppers in our local areas. For grasshopper...

  • Munsick Set to Rock Fair Concert

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Aug 3, 2022

    Songwriter, entertainer, and upcoming talented artist, Ian Munsick will provide the Friday night entertainment at the Phillips County Fair. The longest continuous running fair in Montana, the 107th Phillips County Fair opens the gates on Thursday, August 4. A native of Wyoming, Munsick brings a performance to connect to, please and entertain a crowd with original lyrics – everything from Blue Grass to the Beatles. Ian, his band, and his family travel coast to coast all year long with the i...

  • Local Teen Provides a Testimony of A Second Chance

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Aug 3, 2022

    Not often does one stop to think about how a song was written about their life. Yet, for one young woman, there are several songs that could indeed, speak volumes about their life. This story is a personal testimony of local youth, Hannah Hanley, of Whitewater. It is her wish that sharing this might save your life or someone else's due to texting and driving. This is her story. It was a quiet day in her life, the sun was shining, and she was looking forward to an even quieter night at home with...

  • NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES: Mellissa Sandvick

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Aug 3, 2022

    The VFW Club welcomes a new manager, though not a new face in the community. Mellissa Sandvick most recently greeted customers at Albertsons and now she manages the Club, being recently hired when Carolyn Schmoeckel resigned her duties in April. Born in Phillips County, she is a 1994 graduate of Dodson; she has lived in various towns around Montana. Locally, at one time or another, she has worked at the Long X, Hitching Post and the GN. Her previous employment around the state includes managing...

  • PhillCo Working with Locals to Build Marketing Videos

    Pam Smith Wolsey, PhillCo Economic Growth Council|Aug 3, 2022

    PhillCo Economic Growth Council is pleased to announce they are working with community members to develop two short marketing videos highlighting Malta and Phillips County. Funding for this project came from a ReImagining Rural mini-grant thru the Montana Community Foundation and a Western States Community Assessment Network (WeCAN) mini-grant. Video focus will be Community Assets showcasing what Malta and Phillips County has to offer for potential residents considering living here as well as businesses and investors considering locating here....

  • Julia Cebulski (March 19, 1935 – July 24, 2022)

    Aug 3, 2022

    Julia Cebulski, 87, passed away July 24, 2022, at her home in Billings with her loving husband by her side, along with her sons Duane and Nick. Julia Mae (Warren) Cebulski was born March 19, 1935, to Arthur and Catherine (Weigand) Warren. Julia was raised on the family farm south of Dodson. On June 23, 1951, Julia married Russell Cebulski, they were blessed with 3 bratty boys and 2 beautiful girls. Julia was known for her kind and generous heart, everyone was made welcome in her home. She was... Full story

  • Gregory Joseph Skiff (May 4, 1965 – July 25, 2022)

    Aug 3, 2022

    Gregory Joseph Skiff passed away peacefully at his home with his family, on July 25th, 2022. Greg was born on May 4, 1965, in San Jose, California to Patricia M. (O'Connell) and Russell G Skiff. He joined sister, Jacqueline, and brother, David. Greg moved to Montana with his mother and brother early in life to be closer to her family. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1985, and in the early '90s moved to Malta. In 1999, Greg met Katie Mangis and they were married on July 8th, 2000, and ma... Full story

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Aug 3, 2022

    Sympathy to the families of those killed in that horrible accident near Glasgow. “Get Well” wishes to Jimmy Murdock. He and Nancy recently celebrated their anniversary with a party at the Lutheran Church. Congratulations to them. Rick Michelson was the pastor at the Whitewater Lutheran Church a few weeks ago. Congratulations to Joyce and Dennis Donovan on their anniversary. They had a party near Kremlin, Montana, where they live. I heard crawfish was on the menu! Where did they get cra...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Aug 3, 2022

    The end of July left us with really warm temps, a hot wind, and 24% humidity! The wind was so hot on Saturday I feared a grass fire starting up and zipping over the hills! Thank heaven it didn’t happen! The new family of flycatchers has hatched. Momma is flying in and out with insects in her mouth for the little ones. I’m not sure how many hatched, but there were four eggs when I counted them earlier. I thought some had been gone but now I’m not so sure! . The 4-H kids have been busy getting the...

  • Dodson News for Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Eldora Henry, PCN Correspondent|Aug 3, 2022

    Polly Solberg went with her son Nathan and wife Katie to the Sleeping Buffalo and stayed overnight. They also attended the Fort Peck Theater for the production of The Cat in The Hat and enjoyed it very much. Dora Henry was visited by her granddaughter Callie Cribley and son Declan of Warrenton, VA, for a few days. They all attended the retirement party for son Art Henry who retired from Tillemans in Havre after forty-five years. Art and his wife will be moving to North Dakota where both his son...

  • North Country News for Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Pat Murdock, PCN Correspondent|Aug 3, 2022

    Happy Birthday to Rip Anderson (son of Jet and Bri) turning 3 on August 3rd. Stryker Simonton (Troy and Jenna) celebrated his 15th birthday in Helena with grandparents Brent and Debbie Anderson and great grandma Judy. A mini family reunion on July 24th at Pat Murdock's home in honor of Pat’s 86th birthday!! Many guests came to help celebrate. Ree Simonson, Margie Olsen, Bill and Brenda Murdock, Lacey and Ridge Beil, Joanne Hammond and her granddaughters Tinley and Macey, (9 yr. old twins), Brent Debbie and Stone Anderson, Jeanie Green, Sally A...

  • Phillips County Beef headed to Malta Public Schools

    Taylor French, Phillips County CattleWomen|Aug 3, 2022

    RCAN and Phillips County CattleWomen have been working over the past year to introduce locally-raised beef to our school nutrition programs. Actually, this project has been worked on for years, with a lot of time and consideration taken to make sure that we are meeting all of the necessary criteria to offer our students healthy, fresh nutrition safely. However, as with any pilot project, there are a lot of logistics to coordinate, and our community understandably has questions, some of which we hope to answer in this article. First and most imp...

  • Why Can't We Get Anything Done?

    Aug 3, 2022

    Dear Editor, I am writing in regard to the pipeline from Canada to Texas. All the land owners along it went to Glendive in about 2010. That day, all agreed it should be built and was being paid for by Canada, 100%. It included off ramps for U.S.A. oil to be picked up. Also, Big Flat Electric and other power companies were to build power lines. The materials, poles, etc., plus money for right away, some of which Big Flat bought. All is in storage or laid out along all of the right aways. Canada paid all. The Northern Border gas line was built...

  • My Concern is Strictly Personal

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Aug 3, 2022

    I’m losing hope. Until about a week ago I remained optimistic that Fort Peck Lake would rise. There was even a span of six days early this month when it did come up a tiny bit. Then it fell again, and although it was only a miniscule drop -- .01 of an inch -- it quit rising for a few days. Since the first of March, the lake level has varied little more than a foot. While news reports documented extremely low water levels upstream at Canyon Ferry Reservoir this spring, late snows and heavy r...

  • Ideas, Thoughts, and Input

    Kari Hould, Karis Quiet Corner|Aug 3, 2022

    As you as readers are aware, the strength of a weekly publication is in the readers as well as ads sold. Many people have mentioned and/or approached me stating things they would like to see in the newspaper and there is validity to their thoughts. The public stated they would like to see new ideas incorporated within the folds of the PCN, and I would like to share some of them and seek the readers’ feedback. “When you can be anything in the world, be kind.” What about a place where those who “pay it forward” or do “random acts of kindness” f...

  • Memories for Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Aug 3, 2022

    1 years ago- Aug. 1, 2012 Malta Merchants were gearing up for their annual Crazy Days, to include vendors on Front Street downtown. Events on the weekend would include push lawn mower races. Local Youth Plays for East Team in Annual Shriners Game Jace Anderson, of Whitewater, playing for the East Team, had a successful game playing in the East-West Shriners Game in Great Falls. Swim Team Qualifies Thirty-one Swimmers for State Nineteen swimmers qualified in all three events they swam in, and thirty-one qualified for the State Meet next week....

  • Swim Team Sends Seven to State Meet

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Aug 3, 2022

    The Malta Swim Team will be sending seven swimmers to the Montana Federation of Swimmer State Swim Meet this weekend in Lewistown. The team qualified seven out of ten swimmers that competed in the Eastern Divisional Meet in Plentywood, which started on Friday, July 29, and concluded on Saturday, July 30. “The first day was pretty long because there were a lot more kids than I expected,” Malta Head Coach Darrow Messerly said. “There were like 350 kids.” The Malta boys were tenth with 58 points...

  • Grandstand Events are Ready for 2022 Phillips County Fair

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Aug 3, 2022

    Though there will be a new look and feel at the 2022 Phillips County Fair Grandstand events, the venue will host several events this weekend. This weekend, the PC Fair will be hosting a concert on Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m., a combined Demolition Derby/ AMX Racing Event on Saturday, August 6, at 3 p.m., and Indian Relay Races / Chariot Races on Sunday, August 7, at 11 a.m. The PCN caught up with Keith Cowan, President of Dodson AMX Racing, and Francine Stiffarm, event coordinator for the...

  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road, Dragstrip Attracts Drivers

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Aug 3, 2022

    It was hot air with an occasional breeze that welcomed 65 competitors to the Hi-Line Drag Strip on Saturday and Sunday. Three cars were unable to compete due to breakdowns or various issues. Despite the heat being in the high 90s, there wasn't one disappointed look on the faces of the contestants or hosts. Cars came from across Montana, neighboring states, and Canada to compete for points, titles, and hardware. Titus Carnahan, of Malta, a young and inspired driver was the winner in the Junior...

  • City Council talks Family Dollar Store

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Aug 3, 2022

    Malta City Council held their second monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 22, in the City Chambers. Council members present were Bonnie Wiederrick, Bill Hicks and David Rummel. Councilman Jim Sintler was not present. Following the pledge to the flag, members voted to approve minutes and audit as presented. Public Works Director, Jim Truelove stated two digs had recently been fixed. He also reported there had been trouble with a lift station; the cause of the problem ended up being a mop head. PWD...

  • Public scoping meetings being held across northeast Montana for new Elk Management Plan

    Marc Kloker, MT FWP Region 6|Aug 3, 2022

    Public scoping meetings are being held across northeast Montana to seek the public's assistance in helping to revise the statewide Elk Management Plan last adopted in 2005. Malta: Malta High School, August 9, from 6-8 p.m. Glasgow: Cottonwood Inn, August 11, from 6-8 p.m. Havre: Best Western Great Northern Inn, August 16, from 6-8 p.m. More information and dates and locations for these and other meetings across the state can be found at

  • Briefly for Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Aug 3, 2022

    Malta Senior Center BINGO is every Friday at 1:00 at the Malta Senior Center PC Library Knitting and Crochet Club The Phillips County Library hosts a knitting and crochet group from 12 noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday. Malta VFW Auxiliary 8-4 The Malta American Legion Auxiliary will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 4, 2022. VFW Club at 6 p.m. Dues are now due. P. C. Historical Society 8-8 The Phillips County Historical Society meeting will be held Monday, August 8, 2022, @ the Phillips County Museum at 6:30 p.m. Everyone Welcom...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Aug 3, 2022

    Head Boys Basketball Coach North Country Maverick Coop is looking for a Head Boys Basketball Coach for the 2022-2023 season. Please contact Darin Cummings, 674-5417, or [email protected] ------------------------------ Home Health Care Provider Experienced Reasonable Rates Call Stacy Solberg for more info at: 406-529-6317 ------------------------------- Malta School District JOB OPENINGS Two H. S. Custodians Effective: Immediately; Wage: DOE plus Benefits; Hours: 40 Hours per week Telephone: (406) 654-1871 Apply by: Classified...

  • Legals for Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Aug 3, 2022

    Notice of Meeting The Saco School Board of Trustees will meet August 10, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in the Library of the Saco School for the purpose of considering and adopting the Final Budget for Saco School District 12A & B. The meeting of the Trustees may be continued from day to day until the final adoption of the District’s Budget. Any taxpayer in the District may attend the meeting and be heard for or against any part of the budget. This notice is given per the requirements of MCA 20-9-115. For further information, please contact Mandy S...

  • Malta Mustangs hold 2022 Youth Football Camps

    Aug 3, 2022