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Articles from the October 11, 2023 edition


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  • NWS Weather Radar in Glasgow Gets Upgrade

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Oct 11, 2023

    It took teamwork, meticulous timing and cooperation from Mother Nature to make history in Glasgow, Mont. on Friday. The National Weather Service sent out a message to the media of a pending upgrade in equipment, the fourth and final major upgrade of the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP). Yes, it is true, even the Weather Service had to plan according to the wind gusts for this project. "Wholesale replacement of weather radars is cost-prohibitive, and as it was determined that the best way...

  • Malta FFA Represents at Districts

    Oct 11, 2023

  • Chamber Gears Up For Oktoberfest

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Oct 11, 2023

    October. The month of crisp leaves, hot cider, hayrides, autumn and bonfires. Another time when the seasons battle out the last bit of energy to grasp onto all the things one has enjoyed over the year. With the arrival of cooler days, and pending frost, is…OKTOBERFEST! The Malta Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another spooktacular promotion on Tuesday, October 17th beginning at 6 P.M. Check out the fun and exciting evening in stores as the Chamber hosts the 6th Annual Oktoberfest. This is one of the biggest promotions of the Chamber ...

  • Former MHS Grad Speaks at MACSS Conference in Malta

    Oct 11, 2023

    Malta hosted the Fall Montana Association of County Superintendents of Schools (MACSS) Conference on September 28 and 29, 2023, at the GN. Thirty County Superintendents from around the state attended the conference. We had lots of great speakers with homeschooling being discussed, new education programs, and the keynote speaker was Larry Crowder. Larry has been recently named the Director of Montana Rural Education. Larry is a Malta High School graduate and a former Superintendent of Schools in...

  • Dodson News for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Eldora Henry, PCN Correspondent|Oct 11, 2023

    Our first frost of the fall last week saw a low of 21 degrees on Thursday evening. Several of the days have been quite cool. Polly Solberg attended some of Malta’s sports activities at the golf course on Saturday and attended church at Elim on Sunday. She said she noticed the lower temps. Dora Henry had the company of people looking at her house. Good to see lots of activity at the school at the end of the week as the kids had a meet. The days have been nice for them anyway. Glen Dolphay has b...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Oct 11, 2023

    Carol Lumsden and Nancy Murdock are touring France and visiting with Alice, an exchange student of the Lumsdens. The report is they are having a great time! Debbie Richau and I had plans to travel to Cut Bank on Amtrak, but the train was so late we decided to drive. I’m so happy that we were able to get there for a memorial for our uncle and aunt. Dee Arndt met us along with Berit Burton from Kalispell. It was a time of visiting cousin’s kids and getting to know them! My aunt and uncle were well...

  • North Country News for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Pat Murdock, PCN Correspondent|Oct 11, 2023

    Farewell to Dixie Stordahl, as she is moving to Billings where her sister and son reside. Everyone will really miss her! Happy days Dixie. A farewell to Madison Taylor as well. She was here for a month at Grandma Pat Murdocks to help out and visit her mother Therese and her Grandfather Ronnie Haynes who had been on the mend. She also visited with her Aunt Lacey and Uncle Jason Beil and cousins Royce, Ridge Rowdy, and Whit plus Nanny Lexie. Her smile and help will be missed. It rained in the area for several days and nights. 1\2 to 1 inch in...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Oct 11, 2023

    Long time rancher and congressional candidate, Ric Holden, recently spoke to the Prairie County Grazing Association, in Terry Montana at their annual meeting. Holden took part in discussions concerning the Bureau of Land Management decision to allow for the removal of cross fencing on government pasture allotments requested by the American Prairie Reserve. Bison tend to naturally congregate around water sources, which stresses and denudes these fragile areas. Holden stated that, "our family has...

  • What's A Local to Do?

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Oct 11, 2023

    Folks up here in Phillips County are complaining about a lack of places to hunt. Rich people are buying up all the land. Locals have no place to go. I heard the same refrain when I first moved here nearly 20 years ago. All the good places had sold to out-of-staters or at least out-of-county folk. There were few places left to hunt. I could only shake my head at my new neighbors’ plight, and offer my sympathy. Then I went hunting. I’ve been hunting ever since. Poor-mouthing Phillips County as...

  • Lona Loy Pekovitch (August 3, 1966 - September 29, 2023)

    Oct 11, 2023

    Lona Loy Pekovitch passed away surrounded by her loving family into the arms of her Lord and Savior on September 29, 2023. She was born on August 3, 1966, to Lester and Sandra Wiebe in Glasgow, MT. She attended Malta Schools and graduated in May of 1985. She worked at First Security Bank and Ben Franklins in Malta before starting a daycare in her home. She married Walter Pekovitch on March 21, 1986. They welcomed their first child, Colten, on December 12, 1989, followed by a daughter, Corrinne,... Full story

  • Lloyd Victor Dionne (October 7, 1941 - June 8, 2023)

    Oct 11, 2023

    Lloyd Victor Dionne, 81 joined the angels and Lord on Thursday, June 8th, 2023. Lloyd was born October 7, 1941, in Malta MT to Victor and Frances (Macer) Dionne. Lloyd graduated from Malta High School as the salutatorian of his class in 1959. He attended and graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee. Lloyd worked multiple jobs through the years. He worked as a Supply Truck Driver in East Glacier, the railroad, the Minuteman Missiles in Seattle, and later worked for the... Full story

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Oct 11, 2023

    Sympathy to the family of Ron Soennichsen on his passing this past week. Thoughts and prayers to the family. It is October. “Happy Birthday to all! “Get Well Wishes to all who are sick.” Pastor Wisher took a bus to Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge to view the elk and hear them bugle. It’s awesome, the elk are majestic beasts. Once, a long time ago, we ran into an elk. It was close to the Missouri River Bridge. The elk was bigger than a cow. Here in Whitewater, we had a storm with lightning and th...

  • Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Rose Teske, P. C. Museum Curator|Oct 11, 2023

    In the spring of 1927, it was estimated that between five and ten thousand horses were running loose in Phillips County. In an effort to improve the grazing for the cattle and sheep industry, the county commissioners created a horse round-up district of about 1600 square miles running from the eastern edge of the county to Bowdoin, down to the Missouri River, and west to the Blaine County line. Jake Myers was in charge of the round-up in western Phillips County while Hugh Simanton was in charge of the eastern section. The roundups started on Ap...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Oct 11, 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. Hearing Screenings Through 10-31-23 Hearing Screen...

  • Memories for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Oct 11, 2023

    1 yrs ago Oct. 9, 2013 A stand-alone independently owned bank, The First State Bank of Malta celebrated its 110th anniversary last March. As of October, Bob Galt became just the eighth president of the bank in its long history. A daughter, Castielle Louise, was born to Jory and Katherine Schipman. She joins brothers, Ross and Cody, and sister Lexis. A filming crew was at the Great Plains Dinosaur Station to film for a possible series, “Bone Rangers.” Local rancher Brenda Koss was interviewed as the museum has numerous fossil finds from the...

  • Legals for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Oct 11, 2023

    CALL FOR BIDS MALTA CONGREGATE AND HOME DELIVERED MEALS Phillips County, hereby invites for bid, congregate and home delivered meals for the elderly for October 26, 2023 to June 30, 2024. The County Commissioners have determined the minimum cost to provide this service under this contract must be at least $5.00 per plate. Meals served must be acceptable to the elderly consumer and meet one-third of the RDA and provide a minimum of 600 calories. Meals will be served on days and at a time mutually agreed upon by the two parties, using the followi...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    Oct 11, 2023

    WANTED Permission for an out-of-state veteran to hunt private land for Whitetail Doe’s. Contact James at 253-208-0120 --------------------------- Valley View Home Ward Clerk Valley View Home is searching for a new full time Ward Clerk. The Ward Clerk diligently works with nursing and social services to meet our residents needs. Starting wage DOE and is very competitive. Please apply, if interested, to: Valley View Home 1225 Perry Lane Glasgow, MT 59230 406/228-2461 ---------------------- Malta Public Schools Job Opportunities Malta Public S...

  • M-ettes Hold Cancer Event

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Oct 11, 2023

    The Malta M-ettes, assisted by donations from the community held a Breast Cancer Awareness event at the Saturday volleyball games. Funds raised from the Chinese Auction, sale of t-shirts and baked goods sale amounted to $3,100 which will go to the family of Courtney Hellie and Thora Prellwitz. The crowd from Malta and Wolf Point were dressed in pink, the players had pink hair ribbons and the cheerleaders replaced their blue pom-poms for pink ones for the evening. A small community, Malta has always been big in heart and generosity. They...

  • P. C. Health Clinic Welcomes New FNP

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Oct 11, 2023

    With one week under her belt, FNP Aubrey Crittenden is excited to be in Malta. Arriving the Friday before, with boxes yet to unpack and a few adjustments to make, she is looking forward to working with the staff at the Phillips County Health Clinic. Crittenden attended college at St. George, UT so she said she is glad to leave the big town atmosphere behind here. "I really like the people here! People all wave at you and care," and "nobody does that in St. George!" At this time, she is seeing...

  • City Council Hears Reports, Ponders Deer Issue

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Oct 11, 2023

    Following the opening rituals, the City Council had a relatively quiet meeting and agenda. Present were Mayor John Demarais, City Clerk Lorie Bond and Council members Bonnie Wiederrick, David Rummel and Bill Hicks; absent was Councilperson Jim Sintler. Joining the Council members at the meeting were PWD Jim Truelove, John Wright (Compliance Officer), and Sally Wright (Recreation Director) and Josh Newman, of the Volunteer Fire Department. PWD Truelove gave his report on happenings and events of the City crew. He stated the crews are now in the...

  • Malta XC Hosts Meet: Dodson's Posey Fourth, Whitewater's LaBrie Fifth

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Oct 11, 2023

    Marian Hills Golf Course was the site for the 2023 Malta Athletic Club Cross Country Invitational last Saturday, October 7. Havre's Cross Country teams swept the Men's and Women's events. The Havre Blue Ponies were led by first place finisher Caleb Tomac, a senior, who had a time of 16:28.1. Ashlyn Ford won the women's race with a time of 19:53.3. The Havre men had a total of 12 points. Harlem was second with 14. Frazer was third with 40, Dodson was fourth with 41, Chinook was fifth with 44,...

  • Mustangs Down Wolf Point 52-0 for Homecoming, To Face Cut Bank Friday

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Oct 11, 2023

    The Malta Mustangs football team posted their second consecutive win, with a dominant 52-0 win over the Wolf Point Wolves last Friday, October 6. The game served as Malta High School's Homecoming game. The Mustangs, now 3-4, will take on the Cut Bank Wolves in Cut bank on Friday, October 13, at 7 p.m. Cut Bank most recently defeated the Fairfield Eagles 48-6 last Friday night. The Wolves racked up 291 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground last week against the Eagles. Cut Bank has...

  • Mavericks Defeat Lustre, To Host Double-Header Saturday

    Oct 11, 2023

    The North Country Mavericks won their only game last week as they defeated the Lustre Lady Lions 3-0 on Saturday, October 7, in Hinsdale. The scores were 25-22, 25-10, and 25-13. The Lady Mavericks were led by Teagan Erickson who led in nearly every statistical category. Erickson had 10 kills, six digs, four aces, and two blocks. Paige Wasson had six aces, seven kills, and five digs. Kennedy Simonson had 21 of 28 assists. The Mavericks were scheduled to play the Harlem Lady Wildcats on Tuesday,...

  • M-ettes Host Pink Night, Raise $3,150

    Oct 11, 2023

    The Malta M-ettes volleyball team hosted the Wolf Point Lady Wolves for their annual Pink Night, a night in which the team raises money for breast cancer awareness and to help a selected family or families affected by breast cancer. The team had a Chinese Raffle and a Bake Sale as a part of their fundraiser. The team raised a total of $3,150 that will go to the Prellwitz family and Hellie family. Malta will see plenty of action this week as they travel to Harlem to face the Lady Wildcats on Thursday, October 12, starting at 4:30 p.m. The team...

  • Scenes from the 2023 Malta High School Homecoming Pep Rally and Parade!

    Oct 11, 2023