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Articles from the August 21, 2019 edition

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 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019

Malta Public Schools head into the 2019-20 school year

The final Malta Public School Board meeting of the Summer of 2019 was held last Wednesday in Malta and items discussed included the 2019-20 budget and enrollment at the elementary, middle, and high schools. Malta Public Schools Superintendent Kris...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019

Villa Theatre owner eyes re-opening date

Since the spring of 1955, the Villa Theatre had been bringing Tinsel Town to the silver screen for Phillips County movie-goers, but since the middle of last June, the movie house has been shuttered...

 

Cause of fatal accident in Loring still to be determined

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, at approximately 3:48 p.m., the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report of a tractor-trailer roll-over on US Highway 191 North approximately 1-mile South of Loring, Mont. The caller stated their...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019

Saco Fun Days to celebrate '100th year of American Legion' at 56th annual

The last big event for Phillips County gets underway in a little over a week when Saco Fun Days takes off starting with the Potluck Dinner at the Saco City Shop on Friday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. and... Full story

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019

Malta City Council Meeting Recap

The first Malta City Council meeting of August included talk of the future of the rodeo arena at Trafton Park and whether or not to allow people to hunt for scrap metal in the City Landfill. Malta Mayor John Demarais said he was contacted by a Malta...

 
 By Mark Hebert    News    August 21, 2019

Knights of Columbus crown BBQ kings

A cloud covered morning greeted the 14 teams assembled to grill at the first annual Knights of Columbus (K of C) BBQ Challenge on Saturday morning and while pellet-smoke billowed into the Malta sky,...

 
 By Eldora Henry    News    August 21, 2019

Dodson News for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dora Henry and Barb Tremblay were in Havre to have her eyes checked on Friday. They enjoyed lunch with Bill and Marilyn Henry while there. Bonnie Lankford was at Dora Henry's and got some garden...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 21, 2019

Public Comment Sought on Tentative Fishing Regulations, meetings held in Glasgow and Havre

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 will host two open houses to seek public comment on the proposed changes to the fishing regulations that will go into effect in 2020 and be in place through 2024. Meeting location and dates are: ·Glasgow ...

 

NRCS sets Conservation Program Funding application cutoff for August 30

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana has set an Aug. 30, 2019, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle through the Environmental Quality Incentives...

 

Where have the bees gone

I’d read the stories about vanishing honeybees, but didn’t put much stock in them. I was still seeing plenty of bees. Now all of a sudden I’m not. Last year when I’d walk close to my caragana...

 

A good trip

After getting wiped out by the fair, my family and I had the chance to escape the great state of Montana and go home to spend time with my family in the suburbs of Chicago. The road trip was long and...

 

Merle R. Kaasa

Merle R. Kaasa, age 54, went to join his parents as a result of a farming accident on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019. Merle Richard Kaasa was born to Osbourne “Ozzy” & Joy Kaasa on January 19, 1965 in Malta, Mont. Merle grew up in Dodson, working...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    August 21, 2019

Loring News for August 21

What a week! Sympathy to the Glenn Compton family and to the Justin Lucas family! Two huge funerals for the week. So much sadness. I spent the week house/dog sitting in Billings. I picked up Fran...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for August 21

Sympathy to the families of Justin Lucas who died in a recent accident. Late note from the Phillips County Fair: On Sunday, August 4, trailers and campers from various Native American tribes from all over Montana and other places were at the fair for...

 

Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings will take place in Bear Paw Cooperative member schools from August 19 through October 31, 2019. Children enrolled in kindergarten and first grade, and ninth or tenth grade will be screened. No other children will be screened...

 

Briefly for August 21

Malta Senior Meals Thurs August 22nd Baked chicken Fri August 23rd Spaghetti Tues August 27th Sloppy Joe's. TV District meeting First Tuesday. Phillips County TV District has their TV Board Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in...

 

PHILLIPS COUNTY SHERIFF NEWS LOG for August 21, 2019

NOTICE TO NEW CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT APPLICANTS: The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be providing Concealed Weapon Permit classes. When you pick up the application, you will see the legal requirements necessary to obtain a...

 

St. Mary/Milk River Irrigation Project called "A Canary in the Coal Mine" in an Important Senate Hearing on US Crumbling Infrastructure

The St. Mary/Milk River Irrigation Project in a Senate hearing June 26, 2019 S.1305 - St. Mary's Reinvestment Act was introduced as S. 1305 as St. Mary’s Reinvestment Act sponsored by Senator Jon Tester and Supported by Senator Steve Daines In the...

 

Abundance of deer prompts increase in quotas, many licenses are available in surplus

Are you looking for more hunting opportunity this year? Due to the abundance of both mule deer and white-tailed deer, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 biologists elected to increase antlerless quotas in many of the hunting districts (HDs)...

 

Public Notices for August 21

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF AUDIT PUBLICATION STATEMENT An audit of the affairs of the Whitewater Public School, Whitewater, Montana, has been conducted by Denning, Downey and Associates CPA's. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. The...

 

MHS/MES Open House scheduled for Aug. 27

The Malta Middle School and High School staff is looking forward to this opportunity to introduce themselves to the parents of our students at the 2019 Malta MS/HS Open House on Tuesday, August 27. The following is a brief description of the...

 

Card News for August 21

Whist Leonard Leader took first place last week with a score of 47 and Ken Ruzika and Sherman Doucette tied for second with 41. Lu Olson was awarded the traveling prize. Pinochle Sharon Emond captured a first place finish with a tally of 6,270 and...

 
 By David Veseth    News    August 21, 2019

Montana Construction Updates

A new shed has been built at Art’s Furniture in Malta in the alley that is next to Central Ave. Pit Crew. It is my guess that they will store mattresses and other furniture in the shed. About a...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Sports    August 21, 2019

Local teacher bikes for a cause

If you have ever seen Malta Public School's Music Teacher Erik Engebretson cruising around town, chances are he isn't just getting from point A to point B in Malta. As it turns out Engebretson has...

 

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