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Articles from the December 20, 2023 edition

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  • Letters to Santa and Christmas Art from Phillips County Schools

    Dec 20, 2023

    Malta Elementary Mrs. Ost Kindergarten Dear Santa, I have been very good. I would like any team football helmet. Love, Jens Anderson Dear Santa, I have been very good. I would like a shark. Love, Easton Bissett Dear Santa, I have been pretty good. I would like video games. Love, Jexx Haggag Dear Santa, I have been good. I would like a silicone baby, Love, Willow Harms Dear Santa, I have been pretty good. I would like a mermaid. Love Sidney Hould Dear Santa, I have been pretty good. I would like...

  • Spirit of Christmas

    Dec 20, 2023

    Spirit of Christmas by Lorraine Seaford Phillips County, Mont. The calendar says it is Christmas. It's cold, and there's snow on the ground. The carolers sing and church bells do ring. Why doesn't my heart respond? A part of the picture is missing, Though the presents and Santa are here. Then why are the colors so faded? The music so flat to my ear? What is it I need but can't locate? What's wrong with my spirit this year? The inward turned ice of depression, Keeps me from all holiday cheer. I've dutifully baked and gone shopping. I've wrapped...

  • What Christmas Means To Me... Part 1

    Malta Elementary School Fourth and Fifth Graders, For the PCN|Dec 20, 2023

    What Christmas Means to Me By: Tryan Anderson Grade:fourth grade Teacher:Ms. Young Age:10 When I think of Christmas, I think of Christmas movies like Home Alone and a lot of other different movies like the Grinch and the Night before Christmas. For me, Christmas is one of the best holidays of all-time. Because you get to get presents. During Christmas my family always comes to my house for Christmas and we have a gift exchange. My Christmas wish is to get an Xbox series s and also some flag football set and also some pink Monopoly football...

  • A Tangled Mess!

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Dec 20, 2023

    It stood there, in the clear. Not a soul was near, it showed no fear. As it wiggled its ear, the face made a sneer. There in his eye was a tear, almost a blear, yet no one knew how he got here, for he had no gear. Confused, onlookers knew there was no pier nor weir anywhere near; from where did the deer appear? He was of good cheer, as though he'd had a beer, but it was clear as he made a jeer, he'd avoid any spear that came near. He sauntered along in low gear, his head swiveling as if it was...

  • Mavericks and Coyotes Battle in Dodson

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Dec 20, 2023

    The North Country Mavericks and Dodson Coyotes boys basketball teams met up in Dodson last Saturday, December 16, and the Mavericks came away with a 58-51 win despite giving up a 13 point lead in the second half. North Country defeated the Frazer Bearcubs 81-44 on Friday, December 15 in Hinsdale. Dodson lost their game against Scobey in Dodson that same night. The score was 78-19. Jake Brown had 23 points in the Mavericks' win over the Coyotes. He was also 5-of-7 from the three point line and...

  • Council Talks Water, Fuel Purchases for the City

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Dec 20, 2023

    Following opening rituals, Mayor John Demarais called the Dec. 12th meeting of the Malta City Council to order. The minutes from the previous meeting, agenda, and claims were approved, as was the payroll for November. In the Mayor's comment time, Mayor John Demarais stated that he, PWD Truelove, Clerk Lorie Bond, and Laura Pankratz had begun work with Emily at Bear Paw Development to prepare a grant for the grant for a lawn mower and funds for maintaining the walking trails in the City. PWD Jim...

  • Mustangs Fall to Havre in First Home Game

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Dec 20, 2023

    The Malta Mustangs basketball team fell to the Class A Havre Blue Ponies last Tuesday, December 12, in Malta. The Mustangs were led by Bodhi Brenden who had 24 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Treyton Wilke poured in 22 points and had eight assists, five rebounds, and two steals. Carson Ottinger had seven points. Mason Simanton had six points and 14 points. Dawson Hammond had six points, six assists, and four rebounds. Duke Williamson had three points, four rebounds, and...

  • Lady Mavericks Defeat Dodson, Frazer

    Pierre Bibbs, Publisher|Dec 20, 2023

    The North Country Lady Mavericks and Dodson Coyotes squared off in a packed Coyote Den last Saturday, December 16. The Mavericks won the matchup 72-17. North Country also defeated the Frazer Lady Bearcubs 70-20 on Friday, December 16. Dodson lost their Friday night match to Scobey 52-15. The Mavericks were scheduled to go to Turner on Tuesday, December 19, to face the Tornadoes at 5:30 p.m. Information on that game will be in next week's paper. North Country will host the Circle Wildcats in...

  • Malta Wrestling At Charles M. Russell Classic

    Dec 20, 2023

    The Following are Results from the Charles M. Russell Holiday Classic In Great Falls. The event was held on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16. Malta Girls @ CMR Classic 114 AJ Marquis (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - AJ Marquis (Malta) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye) Champ. Round 2 - Alara Parshall (Poplar) 11-5 won by fall over AJ Marquis (Malta) 0-2 (Fall 1:21) Cons. Round 2 - Kaylei Hinck (Helena) 6-5 won by fall over AJ Marquis (Malta) 0-2 (Fall 2:29) 152 Sydney Gibbs (1-2) place is unknown and sco...

  • Jeani W. Slater Henderson (July 20, 1941 - December 11, 2023)

    Dec 20, 2023

    Jeani W. Slater Henderson, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, left this world on December 11, 2023, at the age of 82. She joins the Lord as an angel to watch over her family. Jeani was born on July 20, 1941, to Harold and Anna (Haugness) Slater at Glasgow, MT. Jeani attended Scobey through her grade school years and graduated from Malta High School in 1959. She married Joseph A Wilson on November 14, 1959. They had three wonderful children, Janas, Jodee and Jerry. Jeani... Full story

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Dec 20, 2023

    A short story by Helen Austin. Home for Christmas “Oh no, it is blizzarding? If it keeps this up, we won’t be able to go home for Christmas,” wailed Anne, a young housewife, as she stared out the window at the freezing snow blowing across the barren prairie of northern Montana. “Mommy is this cookie pretty?” asked her enthusiastic little girl as she held up a piece of cookie dough slightly resembling a bell. “Oh, that IS pretty,” answered her mother, trying to show interest in spite of the...

  • Briefly for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Dec 20, 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. Knitting and Crochet Club The Knitting & Crochet Club will meet in the downstairs conference room of the P. C. Library from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday. Lunch at River’s Bend Mon. a...

  • The Ever Growing List

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Dec 20, 2023

    Halfway through the fourth and final month of the hunting season, I’m overwhelmed with a feeling of dread. In a couple of weeks, I’ll no longer be able to answer “Yep” when Barb asks me if I’m hunting that day. Instead, I’ll have to go into detail about the projects around the house that require my attention: the ceiling that’s falling in; the floors that need refinishing; the light fixtures that need replaced. It’s an endless list that keeps growing. But since the first of September, my w...

  • Classifieds for Wednesday, December 20 , 2023

    Dec 20, 2023

    Malta School District Cooks Join the Malta School Team! We are looking for cooks to join our lunchroom staff. Part-time, 20-25 hours a week. Wage is DOE, plus benefits. Applications are available on our website or in the Central Office at the High School. 1 High School Lane, S. 9th St. W., Malta, MT ---------------------- Malta Dairy Queen NOW HIRING! Looking for Adults or 16 - 18 year old High School students. Good hourly wage and DQ works around family and school activities. (Application available at DQ) Please call...

  • Legals for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Dec 20, 2023

    RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MALTA K-12 SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 14A, PHILLIPS COUNTY TO DISPOSE OF DISTRICT PERSONAL PROPERTY Whereas, the Boards of Trustees of Malta K-12 School District No. 14A, Phillips County (herein after the “School District”); holds in trust all real and personal property of the School District; MCA § 20-6-602; Whereas, the Board is authorized under Montana law to sell or otherwise dispose of School District property that is or is about to become abandoned, obsolete, undesirable, or unsuitable for school purp...

  • Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Rose Teske, P. C. Museum Curator|Dec 20, 2023

    The town of Bowdoin came into being in April 1917, when the Great Northern Railway created a new division point on their railroad line. Contracts for the construction of 15 miles of tracks, a 23-stall roundhouse, a storehouse, coal chute, water treating plant, office building, depot, railroad hotel and restaurant, ice house and ice tram and water reservoir were let the week of April 19, 1917. By November 1917, work was completed on all the contracts at the cost of approximately $200,000. On November 18, train crews and workers were moved from...

  • Loring News for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Dec 20, 2023

    This is the week before Christmas, and here at Affinity, every day has special themed activities for us to do. On Friday is a Paint with Dixie. We’ll be painting a wreath. Hope it turns out! I’ve been taking advantage of the pool and hot tub here to get some exercise. I know some people in Loring are baking up a storm and sharing their wares. Brandie Stordahl and I baked a couple of yummy snacks on Sunday. I’ll take some cookies down to the community room for whoever would like a cookie with the...

  • Memories for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Dec 20, 2023

    1 yrs ago Dec. 18, 2013 Turk Salsbery displayed his knowledge of the world by winning the Malta Elementary Geography Bee; runner up was Marcus Knudsen. Jim Sintler had resigned as maintenance man for the city, and a coffee and cake reception was held in his honor. Zora (age 7) and Linden (age 5) Holt performed a delightful Christmas play for the Tallow Creek and Content audience. They were assisted by their teacher, Conni French, and community members in singing carols, as well. Winning matches at the Glasgow Invitational were Keenan Schipman,...