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♪ And the Band Played On ♪

Though Malta’s Homecoming Football and Volleyball games with Wolf Point were canceled last week due to COVID-19 concerns, Malta will host Shepard in gridiron action on Friday night which will be...

 
 By Kari Hould    News    September 23, 2020 

POW and MIA Day observed in Malta

According to statistics, there are still 81,755 military men, and women are still not accounted for. Nationally POW/MIA DAY (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) was observed Friday, September 17th...

 
 By Kevin Wanner    News    September 23, 2020 

Grasshopper Management in Winter Wheat

Emerging winter wheat can be particularly vulnerable to damage. Adult grasshoppers are more difficult to control and can fly into emerging winter wheat fields from surrounding grassy areas. Treatment...

 

National Night Out to Be Held October 6th in Malta

The Malta Emergency Services, Phillips County Sheriff’s Department and Malta Fire Department will be holding a meet and greet in Trafton Park on October 6th at 6 pm in conjunction with the National Night Out, which promotes police and community par...

 
 By Doug Henry    News    September 23, 2020 

'What a Lucky Day'

Date: 9-2-19 – Labor Day Who: Tracy Henry Where: In bed at Glasgow, Montana at home with his four children and wife Heather Time: 3 a.m. What: Asking himself if he should travel fifteen miles east to Fort Peck Lake Dam area and take a chance on...

 

PhillCo presents Reimaging Rural Series

Malta and Phillips County was one of 25 communities accepted to participate in a series of virtual statewide gatherings called Reimagining Rural. This series is designed to bring people together who are passionate about creating vibrant, robust...

 

Apply now for FWP's Apprentice Hunter Program

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages early mail-in certification for eligible Apprentice Hunters in order to avoid crowds and frustration prior to season openers and the youth hunt. COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at FWP offices and...

 
 By Eldora Henry    News    September 23, 2020 

Dodson News for September 23, 2020

We had good rain on Saturday night, water everywhere but the wind blew all day so it is already starting to dry out again. It is surprisingly dry on top, we could use some more rain. Sympathy is...

 

Commerce Department Launches the 2020 Census State Championship

The Montana Department of Commerce today launched the 2020 Census State Championship to encourage counties and tribes in Montana to compete for the highest increase in self-response rates to the 2020 Census from now until September 30. With only 15...

 
 By Dixie Stordahl    News    September 23, 2020 

Loring News for September 23, 2020

After a week of smoky skies from the fires in the west, we had a bit of rain on Saturday night and the skies are much better now. Almost a blue sky, but the horizon still has a smoky look. But so...

 

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for September 23, 2020

100 years ago September 14, 1920 H. M. Kirton was unanimously chosen to fill the vacancy created by the death of Dr. G. W. Clay. A meeting of the republican committee was called by Chairman Harry...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    News    September 23, 2020 

Dodson Public Schools continues enhancements

As Dodson Public School starts it’s new year, the district also welcomes a new building and fleet of vehicles into the fold as Dodson Schools continues to improve it’s campus and experience for...

 

Saco announces winners of Fun Days Events

Reporting on the only mosquito-free Saco Fun Days in anyone’s memory, Saco Chamber President announced the winners of the weekend’s events. The Parade winners were: 1st place, Dave and Lora Reinhardt; 2nd place Craig Robinson, with 3rd place...

 
 By David Veseth    News    September 23, 2020 

Malta construction updates with David Veseth September 23, 2020

One thing I am excited for is the empty warehouse building across from Stretch’s. It hasn’t fallen down yet, but if it does, Malta Ready Mix might put a building there. Earlier this months, I got...

 

Tester provides support but no clear path for funding St. Mary/Milk River project

On September 4 the St Mary Working Rehabilitation Working Group (SMRWG) had a conference call with Senator Tester regarding funding for the irrigation project. Tester repeatedly commented that he is...

 

Malta City Council recap

At the first Malta City Council meeting for September, Malta Public Works Director Jim Truelove reported that the City Crew had been working on a sewage issue that would require another dig on Malta...

 

#BeKind Mural Goes up at Pip's in Saco

Saco High School senior Chayten Pippin and freshman Josie Brown painted a mural on the side of Pip's Diner this past week. #BeKind...

 

MHS announces 2020 Homecoming Royalty candidates

The Malta High School Homecoming King and Queen Candidates were announced last week and they are, Top row left to right is Pierce Mortenson, Kooper Oxarart, Parker Mortenson, and Jaden Keeling. Front...

 

Malmend takes Top Prize at Craig Mangis Memorial

Emotions were as high as the flags when the lights came on at the Trafton Park Arena Saturday for the Craig Mangis Memorial Rodeo. One flag, in particular, had special meaning, having been handmade...

 

Dodson News for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Another Labor Day has come and gone, bringing with it some very different weather, rain, and much colder weather, especially at night. A very hard frost on Labor Day put an end to the gardens,...

 

Loring News for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The migration of songbirds is in full swing! I've had many goldfinches, yellow-rumped warblers, and sightings of red or yellow-shafted flickers all week. An American kestrel showed up today with sever...

 

MFBF announces 2021 'Ag in Color' Drawing Contest

Montana Farm Bureau announces its ‘Ag in Color’ Drawing Contest, part of their Montana Youth (MY) Agriculture Literacy program. This well-established drawing contest is now open for 2021. ‘Ag in Color’ drawing contest consists of seven entry...

 

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Return of the Swift Fox is in the news. Northern Phillips County residents have been reporting an increase in the Swift Fox numbers for several years. About five years ago a UPS driver came in the door of the PC Museum with a quizzical look and...

 

Sidney Meeks explores health career camp in Billings

High school juniors and seniors from across Montana participated in the Billings MedStart Camp, July 26-30. This five-day camp encourages students to pursue their interest in a variety of healthcare careers, learn about college life, and realize...

 

Correction for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The PCN would like to apologize for the typos in Lorine Seaford ‘s Cowboy Poetry last week in the newspaper. We are sorry for any embarrassment we caused her. If someone would like to help her type her poetry into a computer, please give her a...

 

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