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  • Roots & Boots rocks the 103rd

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Aug 8, 2018

    The Grandstands and infield at the fairgrounds in Dodson were packed on Friday night at the 103rd Phillips County Fair as Country Music heavyweights Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Colin Raye - known collectively as Roots & Boots - jammed for the better part of 90-minutes. "Are we having fun tonight Montana?" Kershaw asked the 1,698 concert goers in attendance. Audible shouts of "yeah," whistles, and then drinks and small American flags raised in the air were the answers to his query. The 1,698...

  • 4-H Champs Crowned

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Aug 8, 2018

    The 4H and FFA Beef Show featured 27 participants and entries at the 2018 PC Fair. The Senior Advanced Beef Showmanship was won by Malta's Kailey Crowder who was crowned the event's Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in Market Beef. "The key was making sure that my steer was set up and looked good for the judge and that he kept his head up really high," Crowder told the PCN. Her 1,300-pound steer named Valiente stepped out of line a couple of times after the questions were asked, Leaving...

  • Open Class entries total 2,279 at Phillips County Fair

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Aug 8, 2018

    Though the total entries at this year's Phillips County Fair Open Class are down a bit from last year, the contest continues to ride a resurgence which started at 2015's 100th fair in Dodson and continues to delight fair-goers. "Even though we are down this year, we are tickled pink by the number of entries this year," Phillips County Fair Board's Joy Linn said. "People thought the entries in Open Class would die off after the 100th anniversary but they haven't, so we are really excited about...

  • MOI Thrift Store changes some donation exceptions

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Aug 8, 2018

    Though they are thankful and will gladly take many smaller items, Malta Opportunity Inc. will no longer be accepting larger donations at their Malta thrift store including mattresses, box springs or other large, household appliances. "We love how generous people are with their donations to MOI," Dina Sainato-Meneely, MOI Executive Director said. "But the bigger stuff is really hard for us to handle and there are also some safety and cleanliness issues with taking mattresses." Sainato-Meneely... Full story

  • Dealing with urban deer

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors columnist|Aug 8, 2018

    It often happens that when you solve one problem you create another. Cities and towns all across Montana are struggling to deal with a growing urban deer population. The issue was brought up last week at a city council meeting in Malta when a resident complained deer had moved into her mother’s carport, and were eating the flowers in her yard. “Something needs to be done,” mayor John Demarais said. “I just don’t know what.” People in town have even begun shooting the deer with paintball g...

  • I have tasted greatness

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Aug 8, 2018

    It finally happened. Recently I wrote a three-part series of how I missed out on Taco Bell's Nacho Fries. I can finally say that I had a chance to taste the greatness that was those nacho fries. It wasn't without controversy, but I did it! On a trip to Chicago a couple of weeks ago to say goodbye to my grandfather, we had pulled into a hotel in Dickinson to rest from a day full of driving, when it hit me that there was a Taco Bell right across the street from us and at midnight I was going to...

  • Winter blues in August

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Aug 8, 2018

    Another Phillips County Fair has come and gone and what comes next, though exciting in their own rights, sort of depress me. The end of this year’s fair marks the beginning of fall and then winter, and with each year that passes, I wonder how many more I can go through. Living in Montana for the past 22 years has toughened me up, given me thicker skin to deal with the elements (huge portions of Montana biscuits and gravy over the past two decades have also helped with insulation of the bod.) I moved back to my birth town of Missoula from San D...

  • M. Jae (Mary) Gilkerson

    Aug 8, 2018

    MALTA - M. Jae (Mary) Gilkerson went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. The family received friends Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were Monday, August 6, 2018, at 12 p.m. at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at She was born in Billings, Mont., to Jefferson Davis Bittick and Julia Marie Johnson on August 5, 1946....

  • Dusty Ferris Prestwich

    Aug 8, 2018

    MALTA - Dusty Ferris Prestwich, 33, an Army Veteran and truck driver, died Friday, August 3, 2018. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Friday, August 10, at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta with Military Honors. Condolences for the family may be left at Dusty was born May 16, 1985 in Kalispell, Mont., to Spain and Cori (Blanchard) Prestwich. He graduated from Dodson High School in 2004. Dusty joined the Army National Guard in 2002; he served in Alaska, and... Full story

  • Dodson News for August 8, 2018

    Eldora Henry, PCN Correspondent|Aug 8, 2018

    Bob and Karen Wallgren from Wadena, Minn., were here the first of the week visiting Edward and Polly Solberg and stayed overnight. The 103rd continuous Phillips County Fair has come and gone this weekend and was hot and dry as the weather usually is for the fair. It was a good time to meet and greet people who had not seen each other for some time and for families that had kids with projects and exhibits. There were some cloudbursts in other places, including Havre, but we were missed, thank...

  • Card news for August 8 , 2018

    Aug 8, 2018

    Whist On June 31, Clarence Jacobson and Leonard Leader each scored 43 to tie for first place and Nina Jones was awarded the traveling prize. Pinochle Lou Olson scored 5,630 on August 2, taking first place, and Jeanette Heinle scored 5,520 to take second. The traveling prize at the event was secured by both Von Holzhey and Clarence Jacobson. Hi-Line Whist On Tuesday, July 31, Agnes and Lois outdid Jackie and Pearl in both contests, 14-6 and 14-12, to rule the day. “They just kept on going and we couldn’t keep up, no matter what we did,” Pearl...

  • Dirt Dauber News for August 8, 2018

    Rosemary S. Veseth, PCN Correspondent|Aug 8, 2018

    Once again members of the Malta Boys and Girls Club entered the PC Fair with various projects. The children entered over 50 small floral designs and also various silly animals made with vegetables fastened together with toothpicks. The projects were sponsored by the Malta Dirt Daubers Flower Club with Malta Kiwanis assisting in the creative event....

  • Birth Announcements for August 8, 2018:

    Aug 8, 2018

    Bryson James Perkins 7/30/18 Bryson James Perkins was born on Monday, July 30, 2018, 3:20 p.m., at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. He weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces and is 18.5 inches long. Bryson’s parents are Kayla Sudduth and Daniel Perkins of Saco, Mont. He joins sister Alexys and brother Alonzo at home. His maternal grandparents are Richard Sudduth and Kristen Lundstrom of Saco. His paternal grandparents are Daniel Perkins and Karen Schultz of Saco. Maxton Michael Mavencamp 7/10/218 Maxton Michael Mavencamp was b...

  • Briefly for August 8, 2018

    Aug 8, 2018

    Malta Senior Meals Thursday, Aug 9th - Sweet & sour chicken Friday, Aug 10th - Spaghetti Tuesday, Aug 14th - Meatloaf MOI Donations MOI is no longer accepting donations of mattresses, box springs or large household appliances. Our Thrift Shop is still thrilled to accept your donated clothing, housewares, luggage, shoes, books, toys, games, tools and other small items. Please be sure they are in good working order, before dropping them off. Thanks. VFW Auxiliary Meeting 8-8. The VFW Auxiliary will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, August... Full story


    Phillips County Sheriff Office|Aug 8, 2018

    Please remember to file a new burn permit for the 2018 year. If you plan on doing any burning in 2018, please file one BEFORE you start to burn. These permits are good for all of 2018 and you only have to file one a year, not every time you burn. All 2017 permits will no longer be valid after December 31, 2017. Thank you! Also be advised, if you have a controlled burn that causes damage to other property you may be liable for the cost of damage. July 20, 2018 11:26 p.m. BLM Fire Dispatch requested an ambulance for a firefighter with heat...

  • Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for August 8, 2018

    Mark Hebert, Publisher|Aug 8, 2018

    1 years ago August 14, 1918 The August call for men for the army took about 45 Phillips County residents. We find a few we know, among them, John DeKoning, John Boettcher, Matt Gagen, Fred Hoppe, and Hans Kvale. ▼▼▼ The Council of Defense composed of F. W. Hall, J. F. Kilduff, and Harry Cosner, had ordered all livestock owners to prevent their stock from running over, trampling or destroying any growing crops. ▼▼▼ Attorney B.P. Sandlie was a business visitor in Saco. ▼▼▼ A letter from Willi...

  • Thank you to our 4-H Sponsors

    Aug 8, 2018

    Trophy Sponsor Recipient Round Robin Showmanship Senior Gary and Donna Young Sidney Meeks Round Robin Showmanship Adv. Jr. First Security Bank of Malta Carson Ottinger Beef Senior Showmanship Holman Ranch (Mark & Ronna Holman) Kailey Crowder Beef Adv. Jr. Showmanship M Cross Cattle Company Tova Anderson Sheep Senior Showmanship Jim & Sally Schumacher Family No Exhibit Sheep Adv. Jr. Showmanship In Memory of Jess & Diane Jones Hoyt Hellie Sheep Beg. Jr. Showmanship Messerly Angus Ranch Haden Hellie Swine Senior Showmanship John and Ruth...

  • 2018 4-H and FFA Livestock Sales

    Aug 8, 2018

    Name Sale Order Grand Champion Market Lamb - Haden Hellie 2.00 Reserve Champion Market Lamb - Hoyt Hellie 3.00 Grand Champion Market Swine - Carson Ottinger No Sale Reserve Champion Market Swine - Dardin Anderson 36.00 Grand Champion Market Beef- Pierce Mortenson 10.00 Reserve Champion Market Beef- Kailey Crowder 11.00 The 4-H and FFA wish to thank the buyers for all of their support through the years. We would also like to give a special thanks to Auctioneer Cliff Rustad for donating his time and services for the auction. SWINE Tag # Last Firs...

  • Snapshots from the 103rd Phillips County Fair

    Ashley Scheffelmaer, PCN Photographer|Aug 8, 2018

    Images from the Phillips County Fair...

  • Loring News for August 8, 2018

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Aug 8, 2018

    Happy Monday, everyone! Today is decompression day after the Phillips County Fair! Congrats to everyone for a very successful 103rd fair! Dixie Stordahl took Cary Woodruff and Emily Keeble to the fair for breakfast on Friday. We walked through the barns and watched some beef showmanship before we had to go to work! As usual, the breakfast was delicious and the 4H kids were excellent servers! Good wishes sent to Trace Simonson as he started his two day practices for the Battling Bears football sea...

  • Phillip H. Perry

    Aug 8, 2018

    Phillip H. Perry passed away on August 3, 2018, at his home in Missoula. Phil was born on December 7, 1923, to Phillip and Amalia Perry. He was raised and educated in Malta, MT. He served in the United States Army from 1943-1946. During his military service, he received the Euro-pean, African and Middle Eastern Service Medals, Army of Occupation Medal in Germany and United States Forces in Austria. He served in battle campaigns in Rhineland and Central Europe. Phil served as an entertainment specialist, serving in the European Theatrical...

  • Youth Rodeo Story next week in the PCN

    Aug 8, 2018

    We ran out of space for the Youth Rodeo story in this week's newspaper, but look in next week's edition of the PCN for a story - with interviews from such Rodeo stars as Alex Werk, Charlee Rhodes, and Roan Ereaux - as well as all of the event's stats....

  • Classified ads for August 1, 20188

    Aug 8, 2018

    CLUB CAFÉ/JANITOR POSITION OPENING AT MALTA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Looking for a fun, part-time job? Enjoy working with kids? Malta Boys & Girls Club is seeking to fill a Club Café/Janitor position. Applicants must have experience working with youth, be reliable, self-motivated, work well with others, able to plan, prepare, and cook meals, have basic recordkeeping skills, and be able to do basic janitorial work. For more information and an application please call 654-2378 and ask for Carol or Sonia. Position open until filled. Judicial Branch Job O...

  • Legal Ads for August 8, 2018

    Aug 8, 2018

    Montana 17th Judicial District Court, Phillips County In the Matter of the Name Change of Jacob Albert Czereda: Jacob Albert Czereda, Petitioner. Cause No.: DV-2018-21 Notice of Hearing on Name Change This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Jacob Albert Czereda to Jacob Albert Kunze. The hearing will be on August 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Phillips County. Date: July 12, 2018 Tami R. Christofferson, Clerk of District Court (Published by Phillips County News 07/1...

  • Powell wins P.C. Fair Demo Derby

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Aug 8, 2018

    Garrett Powell ended up in a familiar spot last Saturday, August 4. The fumes of motor oil, radiator fluid and and various other liquids left a steam cloud over the Phillips County Grandstands and it the end of the show, a first place trophy. His third P.C. Fair trophy in four years. Prior to his 2018 P.C. Fair win, Powell had gone without a title this season. "This is the first one that I have won all year," Powell told the PCN after the event. "It's been a rough year and I have had bad luck."...

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