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Articles from the October 18, 2023 edition


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  • Meet the Three Candidates for Malta's City Council

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Oct 18, 2023

    There are three individuals who have stepped forward and signed on to be a candidate for the position of city alderman (alderperson) and have their names on the ballots for the November 7 election. The election is done via means of mail-in ballots. The three candidates for Ward I are incumbent councilperson Bill (William) Hicks, and the two challengers for the position, Jerry Roberts and Warren Abrahamson. Each of the candidates were presented with a page of questions for them to answer in an at... Full story

  • Malta Elementary School WANTS YOU!

    Jennifer French, PCN Staff|Oct 18, 2023

    Malta Elementary School has started a new community outreach program, Business in Focus/Ag Connection. Any Phillips County business is encouraged to sign up and help serve breakfast on a Wednesday morning to the students, while also educating them on how their business is connected to agriculture. Some businesses may think that they aren't connected in any way to agriculture, but maybe you provide the copy paper and ink for the local produce farmer to print paperwork and flyers, or maybe you...

  • Phillips County Hospital Making Plans

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Oct 18, 2023

    Dr. Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Julie Ruff of MSU-Bozeman, met with Jo Tharp, Phillips County Hospital and Health Clinic Administrator, Erica McKeon-Hanson (Community Research Associate with CAIHE) and ten community members to discuss matters as the Community Advisory Council (CAC) in the direction of the clinic and hospital. Both Johnson and Ruff are Assistant Professors at the Bozeman College. The clinic will be working closely with the MSU-B staff on a grant for assessing the local clinic and...

  • Highway 191 Construction Progressing...

    Oct 18, 2023

  • MHS Key Club Collecting Donations on Halloween

    Oct 18, 2023

    On Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31, Malta High School students will be seeking donations for UNICEF. You will know they are working with the Key Club because the student will have a specially labeled box for your donation. The funds will be used by UNICEF for their Strong Start Zambia project. The project creates community hubs that help parents and caregivers create nurturing environments for children....

  • St. Mary's Bazaar Slated for November 5

    Oct 18, 2023

    St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Malta will host their annual fall dinner and bazaar on Sunday, November 5th, 2023. Everyone is invited to enjoy a home-style turkey dinner with all the trimmings and dessert. There will also be a craft and bake goods table and final tickets for a raffle featuring the grand prize of ½ beef, and other prices including a handmade quilt, a gift basket of handmade items and a gas card will be on sale. Meal service begins in the basement church dining room (yes there is an elevator) at 11:30 a.m. and continues until 1:...

  • Upcoming Hunting Season Dates for 2023

    Oct 18, 2023

    General antelope season opens this Saturday, Oct. 7, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 12. For information about what to expect this season, check out the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks hunting forecast. FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program, which provides hunting access to more than 7 million acres of private land. FWP’s interactive Hunt Planner is a mapping tool that allows users to look at information for various species, including hunting districts and regulations. The hunt planner...

  • Dodson Man Admits Assault Charge After Vehicle Crash on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation

    Submitted by Clair Howard, US Attorneys Office Dist. of MT|Oct 18, 2023

    A Dodson man today (Oct. 15, 2023) admitted an assault charge after he drifted into the oncoming lane while driving and crashed into another vehicle, seriously injuring the other driver, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said. Marvin James Cole, 27, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Cole faces a maximum of 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. The court will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing...

  • Almost Lost My Dog

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Oct 18, 2023

    Almost lost my dog. Happened just the other day. As I was crawling under a fence she took the opportunity to run away. I don’t know why. She didn‘t say. Worried me something awful, enough to make me pray. Was she hurt? Was she dead? Was it something I said? I hit the button on her electronic leash, hoping she would hear the beep, but if she did there was no response, all was quiet, still no Dot. I headed uphill for a better look where the trees played out and the grass was short. I called her...

  • It Is Getting Harder To Say Goodbye

    Pierre Bibbs, Play Ball|Oct 18, 2023

    It gets harder to say goodbye to my mom when she leaves. It gets harder to say goodbye to any of my family members when I get to see them. A year away from my mother, father, and brothers feels like an eternity. I wasn’t always this way. I left the nest before anyone else in my family did. I lived in St. Louis for three years, Florida for three years, California for six months and then eventually Montana. I was never homesick, at least not until a few years ago. My first couple of years here, w...

  • Dodson News for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Eldora Henry, PCN Correspondent|Oct 18, 2023

    The weather is definitely turning to its winter mode and temperatures are getting colder. Wind is expected for a couple of days and then a few warmer days should come in. All are welcome/. Roger Henry of Indiana and Teri Leys, Harley Davidson and Stevie of Choteau were at Dora Henry’s for a few days helping out. Moved a lot of stuff. Even to the dumps. Bill Henry stopped at his mom’s, Dora Henry, on his way home on Thursday. He was pouring cement in Scobey. Polly Solberg went down to watch her...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Oct 18, 2023

    The northeast corner of Montana didn’t get in on much of the eclipse this time. But the photos that have been on the news look marvelous. It’s always exciting to me to see the way the universe works. Friday the 13th was a happening day at the Clark household! Cindy celebrated her 66th birthday by holding a superstitions-be-damned party! Tana Oyler, her mini me, Brenda Kornfield, Joann Hammond, Gale Simonson, Lu Besel, Sarah Skubina, Becca and Robert Engum, and Kenny Clark family, plus mys...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Oct 18, 2023

    Sympathy to the people of Israel and the war going on there. We all will pray for peace. The Ryan Olson Dart Tournament was this past weekend in Whitewater. They had a dinner and an auction. It was held at the North 40 and everyone seemed to have a good time. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for students. Jeff Murdock (Pat Murdock’s son) was here in Whitewater visiting his mom and family. Jeff and his family live in South America. Both joined the Peace Corp. Jeff grew up in Whitewater. R...

  • Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Rose Teske, P. C. Museum Curator|Oct 18, 2023

    How many of you remember the Great Northern Railway branch line that ran from approximately two miles west of Saco, north through Cole, Whitewater, Loring and on to Turner and Hogeland? Surveying for the line started in late August 1927. Construction started in April 1928. Approximately 2,000 men worked day and night shifts and in late October the line was completed at a cost of just under two million dollars. The first freight train went over the line one day after the workers were finished. The completion of the line allowed farmers to take...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Oct 18, 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. Lunch at River’s Bend Mon. and Wed. River’s Ben...

  • Memories for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Oct 18, 2023

    1 yrs Oct. 16, 2013 Addy Anderson, winner of the third grade “What I learned at Ag Ed Day” contest said, “Cows are good for the environment because when cattle graze they reduce the length of grass. Cattle fight fires another way also. When they graze the grass, it gets shorter and it keeps it so there is less fire.” Winners of the first “Brag Tag” awards at Dodson School were Nellene Messerly, Christina Jaynes, Tanner Ball, Cash KillEagle, Junior Stiffarm, Christopher Jaynes and Jeremiah Henry. Introduced by new Superintendent Debbie Comb...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Oct 18, 2023

    WANTED Permission for an out-of-state veteran to hunt private land for Whitetail Doe’s. Contact James at 253-208-0120 ------------------------------- Malta School District Job Announcement ROUTE BUS DRIVERS WANTED Malta Public Schools is seeking applicants for School Route Bus Drivers, including substitute bus drivers. Successful applicants will be hired upon approval of a satisfactory background check and a clean pre-employment drug test. Random drug testing is required after hire. Bus Driver Requirements: Montana Driver’s License in good sta...

  • Legals for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Oct 18, 2023

    NOTICE OF GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that in Phillips County, on Thursday, October 19, 2023, the Phillips County Election Office will mail ballots for the upcoming City of Malta – Ward 1 Nonpartisan Mail Ballot Election for the purpose of electing a council member for Ward 1. This election is to be held Tuesday, November 7, 2023. This is a mail ballot election. There will be no polling place open for this election. All active registered voters in the City of Malta – Ward 1 will receive a ballot by mail. Persons who are...

  • Mustangs Second in North, Defeat Cut Bank

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Oct 18, 2023

    Due to their 38-26 win over the Cut Bank Wolves last Friday in Cut Bank, the Malta Mustangs have now earned the second seed in the Northern B for the 2023 MHSA Class B Football Championship Series. "Friday was a big win for us, our guys made big plays when we needed them," Malta Head Coach Nick Oxarart told the PCN. Malta will host the Three Forks Wolves, the third-seed from the Southern B in the opening round, on October 28, at Mustang Field. But before the big dance starts, the Mustangs have t...

  • Malta Cross Country Heading to State Meet In Kalispell

    Thea Solberg, For the PCN|Oct 18, 2023

    The Malta Cross Country team headed west on a crispy cool autumn morning on Friday the 13th to the annual Harlem Invitational Cross Country Meet, which took place out at the Harlem Golf Course, a flat 3.1 mile course. As luck would have it, this meet would be a boon to runners as they tested their skills they have worked on all season. This is the last race many of the runners will participate in before heading into the post season and a trip to the state meet in Kalispell on October 21. The...

  • M-ettes win last Home Game of Regular Season, to Face Fairview

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Oct 18, 2023

    The Malta Volleyball team went 2-1 last weekend, picking up wins against Harlem and Poplar, but falling to Cut Bank. The M-ettes are scheduled to face the Fairview Warriors on Saturday, October 21, in Fairview for their last regular season game of 2023. Malta will then see action in the District 2B Tournament in Glasgow scheduled to start on Friday, October 27 and end on Saturday, October 28. Malta won their last home game of the regular season last Saturday, October 14, as they defeated the...

  • North Country Picks up Three Wins

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Oct 18, 2023

    The North Country Mavericks volleyball team picked up a few wins last week, defeating Harlem in Harlem on Tuesday, Oct 10, and then Culbertson and MonDak in a double-header in Saco on Saturday, October 14. The Mavericks are scheduled to play the Frazer Bearcubs on Tuesday, October 17, at 5 p.m. They will also play the Chinook Sugarbeeters in Whitewater on Wednesday, October 18, at 5 p.m. This is the final weekend before the 2023 1C District Tournament in Plentywood, which is scheduled from...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Oct 18, 2023

    Derek Oshio: "It is kind of the beginning of the end of everything we know; we are about to find out what everybody is made of. It's pretty well divided the whole world." Lauren Tuss: "At college they stopped and prayed; I feel bad for the people going through a war." Tia Siewing: "I think it is sad and horrible for innocent children to be brought into and included in the attacks." Cameron Urbin: "I think it's pretty messed up and I think justice should be served against the...

  • Whitewater Cross Country at Harlem Meet; Team Heading to State

    Carly Hammond, For the PCN|Oct 18, 2023

    We traveled to the Harlem Invite on Friday, October 13. This season has been a little eerie in the fact that all of our weather has been almost identical to last season's weather. Which, you don't see very often in Montana. It was nice and chilly, a light breeze, and once the sun came out around 10 am it turned out to be a beautiful day to run. We had great competition at this meet with Shelby, Sun Burst, Glasgow, and Chinook all coming to compete. Harlem has a very flat course so it is a great...

  • Fundraiser In Place For Wanda Bushman

    Oct 18, 2023

    One of our very own, Wanda Bushman, has begun a battle with stage 1 lobular carcinoma, a form of breast cancer. Wanda is our office manager at the Phillips County News and worked at the Harlem Elementary School for many years. She is mother of six adults, and grandmother of six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Wanda had a mammogram in June of 2023 which was an abnormal mammogram, from there a biopsy had detected the cancer. Wanda will have a lumpectomy with partial lymph node removal... Full story

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