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Articles from the September 6, 2023 edition

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  • Malta Schools Welcomes New Superintendent

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Sep 6, 2023

    Steve Bucks has made some miles in his career in teaching. He was born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, and has been to Texas, Minnesota, and South Dakota before entering the Home of the Mustangs as the new Superintendent of Schools. He is starting his 27th year in the field of education this fall and this career is just a bit off of the career in aviation he had planned to pursue. One of the earliest things he learned was that rarely will one find faculty wearing anything "red" as he quickly learned of...

  • Saco Fun Days Celebrated 60 Years Last Weekend

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Sep 6, 2023

    The population of Saco just might have doubled over the weekend as the peaceful little town on the hi-line enjoyed the 60th Annual Fun Days on Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3. With a population of 159 (2021 census), the town was bursting at the seams with patriotism, town pride and cooperation. Saturday was a big celebration as the parade kicked off the events. Saco Chamber of Commerce Secretary Dannie Gehrke had the honor of announcing the parade. With the assistance of Chris...

  • Mr. Handley Welcomed as MES Principal

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Sep 6, 2023

    It's almost like a homecoming. Zach Handley took over the reins as Elementary School Principal this year and it is like "home" to him. The same halls he once roamed as a student, he now roams in his new position. He is teaching the children of his has gone full circle. "It's been a lot of fun," Mr. Handley said..."there's been lots of excitement!" One could say, he hit the ground a running, he hot-footed it from room to room on his first day and logged over 25,000 steps, equivalent...

  • All Safe, Suspect Arrested After Threat at Dodson School

    Sep 6, 2023

    On the afternoon of Tuesday, August 29, Dodson Public Schools faced a serious threat to staff and students present inside the school’s building, according to the Dodson Coyotes social media page. The PCN caught up with Phillips County Sheriff Jerry Lytle and Dodson School Superintendent Gary Weitz. Dodson’s social media page said that students and staff were immediately evacuated to a safe location and that the parents and families of students were notified. Per a press release from Phillips County Sheriff Jerry Lytle, PCSO received a call fro...

  • Kielbs Sell KMMR, Station Continues With New Name

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Sep 6, 2023

    While it was no easy task, with the signature of the owners of KMMR Radio Station, Greg and Claude Kielb sold the business to the new owners, Rhei (RC) and Jo Tharp. The radio station will also have a new name, KMMR Mustang Radio. Greg and Claude have dedicated 43 years of their life to providing "the best sound around" and the Tharps plan to continue that goal. On August 31st the signatures were dry and fans, friends, staff, community members, and even friends from out of state gathered at the...

  • Get Your Taste Buds Ready for TACOS!

    Sharon Kindle, Malta Senior Center|Sep 6, 2023

    It seems everyone is having Tacos, however, the Senior Center began its dinners in 2017, six years ago. With the exception of one year, the members have been serving the delicious Indian Tacos to the public. Indian Tacos will be served from 11:30 to 1:00 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Senior Center. Take-outs are available. The bread is prepared on the spot by Carrie Perry, fried up, and ready to devour. Ken and Bonnie Wiederrick cook up the burger, seasoned just right, waiting for you to choose the toppings you desire. Desserts by...

  • It is Nice To Have Someone to Blame

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Sep 6, 2023

    When filling up your car at the pump costs more than it used to, and the price of a gallon of milk soars, it’s nice to have someone to blame. Whoever is in office at the time typically catches the heat. But it’s not just D.C. politicians who bear the brunt of the criticism. It trickles down. Way down. John Demarais is the mayor of Malta, a town of about 1,800 people on Montana’s Hi-line. A genuinely good guy who sincerely cares about his neighbors, Demarais catches a lot of flack for thing...

  • Marilyn E. Breipohl (April 10, 1935 - August 26, 2023)

    Sep 6, 2023

    On April 10, 1935, Marilyn E. Breipohl was born in Havre, Montana, and was adopted by William and Bertha McKinley. She attended school in Havre and graduated in 1953. She worked at several jobs in Havre – an attorney's office, Buttreys as a bookkeeper, Meadow Gold Creamery, Sleeping Buffalo bookkeeper, and organist at the Lutheran Church for 60 years. Robert and Marilyn attended the annual State Soil Conservation Association Conventions where she would assist in registration and always had a j... Full story

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Sep 6, 2023

    Sympathy for the victims of the tornadoes. That’s one thing we do not have in Montana. Late “Happy Birthday” to all the August birthdays especially to my granddaughter (Challise Young Hoffman) and Sally Austin. It is September, “Happy Birthday to my friend Irene Wendlen in Chinook. It is harvesting time. Farmers are combining grain from morning until night. I see huge farm machinery go by daily. The machines are a lot bigger than they were in the 1950’s. Some are done combining, including...

  • Dodson News for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

    Eldora Henry, PCN Correspondent|Sep 6, 2023

    The weather has still been getting quite warm in the daytime----some nights have been cooler. This week we have been getting more smoke from the fires into the valley. School is in full swing again, so kids are busy. Mac Minugh was in town to visit his kids. The Town had quite a bit of excitement with the bomb scare at the school. There were a lot of responders and they all seemed to be doing a good job. Thanks to all who were working on the situation. Congratulations and Best Wishes to all...

  • Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

    Rose Teske, P. C. Museum Curator|Sep 6, 2023

    In the early 1900s, Montana rural schools were given a rating based on the building, the grounds, the equipment, the teacher, and community spirit. In the spring of 1920, Landusky School achieved the rank of Superior School. Credit for their Superior rating was given to several people: Miss Sadie McClellan who taught three successive terms and got the school to a Standard rating, Miss Margaret Nantelle, the current teacher who in addition to teaching the students also taught adult singing classes and French lessons, and Mrs. O. P. Andrews, a...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

    Sep 6, 2023

    Malta Senior Center BINGO is every Friday at 1:00 at the Malta Senior Center Malta School Board Mtg School Board Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the MHS Boardroom. Times and dates are subject to change. City Council Meetings City Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at City Hall at 5 p.m. PC Library Knitting and Crochet Club The Phillips County Library hosts a knitting and crochet group from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday. Blood Drive 9-7-23 The Red Cross will have their...

  • Memories for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Sep 6, 2023

    1 yrs ago Aug. 28, 2013 Greg Ziegler and his wife, Amanda, were returning to his hometown, to follow in his dad’s footsteps as a pharmacist. They were among some who were “coming home”. Orvin Solberg was portraying Alex Murdock in the Historic Walk presented by the Phillips County Historical Society and Malta Dirt Daubers. There will be a lot of Saco pride on display over the Labor Day weekend, as the community hosts its 50th Saco Fun Days with an All-School Reunion tossed in for good measure. Thad Giblette, Family Nurse Practitioner, joine...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

    Sep 6, 2023

    Dairy Queen is Hiring Shift Manager Shift Manager(s) candidates’: Good Opportunity. *Very good starting hourly wage (with increases as training is completed). *Quarterly bonus program ability. Dairy Queen will be Closed Temporarily Mondays, Starting Sept. 11th until full staffing is completed. 16 years and older Team Members *PT/FT Day/Night Shifts Available **Very competitive hourly wage, discount meals and DQ works around family and school activities. Please call Store Manager or Owners to schedule an interview. (Application available at D...

  • Legals for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

    Sep 6, 2023

    Snow Removal Contractors Being Sought Snow Removal Contractor Proposals are being sought for the 2023- 2024 winter season for all in town Malta Schools including the Elementary, Old Gym, Middle School/ High School, and the Head Start Building. Interested contractors may obtain a bid sheet from Superintendent Mr. Bucks or Jana Moran in the Central Office of the Malta Middle School/ High School. Proposals are due by Friday, September 08, 2023 by 3:00 P.M. in the Business Office of Malta High School, 654-1871. (Published by Phillips County News...

  • Open Rodeo Held at Saco Fun Days

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Sep 6, 2023

    The County Line Arena hosted the 2023 Saco Fun Days Open Rodeo last Saturday, September 2. The stock and the event was provided by Vaira Rodeo. The Announcer was Myron Malnaa, Clown was Rob Matteson, Bullfighters were Ty Murphy and Wrangler Jones, and the Pick-Up Men were Ted Brown and Ken Salveson. Peyton Mullanix of Miles City is a part of the Montana State University Northern Rodeo team and she won the breakaway event with a time of 2.0 seconds. "We have been practicing a lot so I have been...

  • M-ettes Lose Home Opener

    Sep 6, 2023

    The Malta M-ettes volleyball team fell 1-3 to the Shelby Lady Coyotes in Malta’s home opener last Friday, September 1. Malta then competed at the Chinook Invitational on Saturday, September 2. In their loss to Shelby, sophomore Denvyr Tuss had eight of 20 team kills. Tuss and Kataya KillEagle each had two blocks. Kendall Clausen had six of Malta’s 13 aces. Clausen also tied with Addison Ulrich for the lead in digs with 16. The team had a total of 70 digs. Neva Jacobson had nine of 18 assists. The M-ettes also played a handful of games at the...

  • Malta Falls to Red Lodge

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Sep 6, 2023

    The Malta Mustangs football team is now 1-1 after suffering a 51-12 loss to the Red Lodge Rams on Friday, September 1, at Mustang Field. The Mustangs will travel to Boulder to take on the Jefferson Panthers on Friday, September 8. Jefferson is 2-1 so far this season after falling 7-27 to Florence-Carlton in week one, and defeating Cut Bank 35-0 last week. The last time Malta met Jefferson was last year in the second round of the playoffs. The Panthers defeated the Mustangs 46-14. This year, the...

  • Mavericks Take Second in Chinook

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Sep 6, 2023

    The North Country Lady Mavericks volleyball team saw plenty of action last week as the team hosted Plentywood in Saco on Friday, September 1. Though they fell 3-2 to the Wildcats, the team bounced back on Saturday, September 2, and took second place at the Chinook Invitational, falling to 0-2 Chinook in the finals, after defeating five of six opponents. “Better reaction time on defense and our passing on serve receive helped propel us into the Championship game,” Mavericks Head Coach Cha...

  • Malta Runners at Poplar Meet, Runners Qualify for State

    Thea Solberg, PCN Correspondent|Sep 6, 2023

    The Malta Cross Country team ran at the Poplar Invitational last Saturday, September 2. Individually, Kash Stiles finished thirty-fourth with a time of 23:05, Kael Young was thirty-fifth with a time of 23:06, Michael Mayer was forty-fifth with a time of 24:51, and Megan Morser was twenty-second with a time of 26:51. Poplar won the boys' meet, Trinity Christian (Williston) was second, Scobey was third, Wolf Point was fourth, Frazier was fifth, and Glasgow was sixth. The girls' meet was won by...

  • Penguins Run in Kalispell at the Flathead Invitational

    Carly Hammond, PCN Correspondent|Sep 6, 2023

    The Lady Penguins headed to Kalispell last Friday for the Flathead Invite. This meet is held on Rebecca Farms, an equestrian course on the Northern side of Kalispell. You are surrounded by Mountains. It's a beautiful area to run. The girls run out in an open field and the entire course is on grass. Some of the grass was actually pretty tall so the most challenging part of the race was navigating the tall grass and uneven ground. It's a two-loop course that has one hill that is about 400 meters...

  • Dodson XC Kicks off Season

    Sep 6, 2023

    The Dodson Coyotes Cross Country team has started the 2023 season with a pair of meets including the Wolf Point Invitational on Friday, August 25 and the Poplar Invitational on Saturday, September 2. The team was led by Donovan Posey, a sophomore, who had a time of 19:31 and finished tenth overall. Posey is the only boy with a recorded time, but Lance Snow will compete for the first time of the year in Scobey on Friday, September 8. "Donovan was pretty excited to qualify for state in his very...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Sep 6, 2023

    My sunflowers don’t have much seed left, the yellow-headed blackbirds and the grackles took a big share! But the goldfinches still stop in and chatter with their soft voices each day. I had the best time with ten ladies who wanted to paint on Thursday! We painted a fall leaf and a sunflower. There are so many lovely artists in our neighborhood! On September 26 at 6 in the evening, we will be painting door signs with Denise Watkins and Shandell Fouts at the Loring Church fellowship room. C...

  • Sharon Kay Berrisford / Service on Friday, Sept. 8 @ 10 a.m., Bell Mortuary

    Sep 6, 2023

    Sharon Kay Berrisford, Age 79, of Glasgow, Montana died August 24, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. Services will be held Friday, September 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. She was born March 11, 1944, in Glasgow, Montana to George and Esther (Sunford) Peterson. Sharon received her education at Saco Public Schools, graduating from SHS. Sharon married Robert “Bear” Berrisford on September 3, 1961, at the Lutheran Church in Hinsdale, Montana. She and Bear lived in Sac... Full story