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Articles from the August 26, 2020 edition

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Commissioners Approve Mail-In Ballots, Council on Aging Budget

Phillips County Commissioner Richard Dunbar reports that both action items of the August 17 Agenda were approved last Monday in Malta. “Understandably, many people have been concerned with making sure that the election goes as smoothly and safely...

 

MTNR cat program helps first 14 strays

Sporting fresh war wounds and a shirt that read "I was normal three cats ago," Raelynn Robinson reports that eight additional cats have been neutered and vaccinated thanks to the efforts of Malta's...

 

Radio-a-thon recesses $14,000 for Ambulance Service

Facing a budget shortfall. the Phillips County Ambulance Service reached out for help and Phillips County answered the call and raided 14,000 during a KMMR Radiothon last week. "With the challenges...

 

Alan Guderjahn honored in Malta with Purple Heart

Retired Phillips County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Guderjahn has received the Purple Heart Award for an incident in which he was injured. Alan was the responding officer for a 911 call about a male...

 

51st annual MRWT hits the trail next week

The Milk River Wagon Train Association has announced the route for the 51st Annual ride. This will be one of the most scenic routes ever, crossing Stinky Creek, Whitewater Creek and the Milk River 4...

 
 By Sonia Young    News    August 26, 2020

Malta Boys & Girls Club open for school year Aug. 26

Malta Boys & Girls Club’s afterschool program is excited to be open the first day of school, Wednesday, August 26th! The program is free of charge. Weekday hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, afterschool until 5:30 pm. There will be NO bus...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for August 26, 2020

Happy birthday to Sally Austin, Chalise Hoff, and Mitchell Moore. Did you watch the Democratic Convention? It was great — Michelle Obama’s speech was awesome. OF course, Joe Biden was fantastic!...

 

License plate discrimination

During a trip to Cooke City last week I was asked about my license plate. “Where’s 11?” the woman who brought my barbecue sandwich wanted to know. “Phillips County,” I replied. She said...

 

Social Media is a cesspool

There are times that I wish we could all unplug. What I mean is unplug from technology and media. What would a world like that even look like? I am lucky to remember times without Facebook, Twitter,...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    August 26, 2020

Maybe I agree with 45?

Well, if I am not going to see it, maybe I am okay with no longer paying it. US President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders recently to provide temporary relief to Americans who are dealing with the economic-impact felt during the...

 

Paul Mitchell Doney

Paul Mitchell Doney was born on November 5th, 1998 at Northern Montana hospital, Havre Montana to John Andrew Doney and Delina Marie Cuts The Rope. From the very beginning, Paul was a very rambunctious imaginative child. He was forever playing...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    August 26, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for August 26, 2020

Grain harvest in Phillips County is well underway. Local farmers are smiling with the yields they are experiencing. In August of 1912, it was reported that John Hardin, a well-known farmer, and rancher, had been highly successful in raising winter...

 

Dept. Of Livestock asks to remember swine import requirements

The Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) is asking Montanans to follow all animal import requirements to help protect the health of the state’s livestock industries. Recent packing plant closures throughout the country have resulted in a backup...

 
 By Eldora Henry    News    August 26, 2020

Dodson News for August 26, 2020

The weather has been very hot all week with quite chilly nights. Everything is getting very dry---the gardens need watering more often again. They are getting harvested slowly tho so will not need it...

 

Briefly for August 26, 2020

Malta Club Malta Club meetings are cancelled until further notice. Home Schooling in Phillips County If anyone is interested in home schooling they need to talk to Darlene Kolczak, Phillips County Superintendent of Schools in the basement of the...

 

PHILLIPS COUNTY SHERIFF NEWS LOG for August 26, 2020

Please be advised: If you are planning on using Trafton Park shelters for an event in the future, please contact the Malta City Office, 654-1251, to reserve the shelters, get the key and pay for the electricity. The Phillips Co Sheriff’s Office wil...

 

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for August 26, 2020

100 years ago August 24, 1920 Clark Gish of Lovejoy was badly hurt when his saddlehorse fell with him. *** Knute Numeland, a farmer around 15 miles south of Malta, died of injuries when his team ran...

 
 By David Veseth    News    August 26, 2020

Malta construction updates with David Veseth August 26, 2020

While I was on vacation, one of the things I got to do was ride the Spokane Gondola and I got to see a waterfall. Also, I went to a restaurant in Wallace, Idaho, called the 13 Club where I had a pulle...

 

Welcome to the new educators of Phillips County

Name: Tricia LaBrie Hometown: Whitewater, MT Position and school: K-12 Music Teacher High School & Grad Year: Whitewater High School 2002. University or College and year of graduation: Rocky...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    News    August 26, 2020

MES welcomes new principal

As the school year begins Wednesday, August 26, Malta Elementary School will welcome Corey Clark as it's the new principal. Clark replaces Cadence Wipplinger, who was principal at MES for the past two...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    August 26, 2020

Loring News for August 26, 2020

Wishing all the school kids a successful year along with the teachers, cooks, and all the support staff! Malta starts this week and most of Whitewater started last week. A huge wind blew through...

 

New Zealand mudsnails found at FWP fish hatchery

New Zealand mudsnails were detected at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Bluewater Fish Hatchery on Tuesday, Aug. 18. This is the first time FWP has detected mudsnails in a state fish hatchery. The Bluewater Fish Hatchery, located near Bridger in...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    News    August 26, 2020

Malta Schools Welcome New Supt.

In a year of uncertainty due to COVID-19, Malta Public Schools welcomes Matt Genger as the new superintendent. "I am very grateful and excited to be a part of this district," Genger said. Genger...

 

Some surplus licenses available Tuesday for sale over the counter

The remaining Deer B and Elk B licenses left over from the new surplus list opportunities will become available Tuesday morning, Aug. 25 as over-the-counter sales (OTC). Purchases can be made at any license provider as well as online at: fwp.mt.gov...

 

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