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  • Tollefson Third in Patriot's Pen Contest

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 17, 2024

    The final entry in the 2024 VFW Patriot's Pen Essay belongs to Jace Tollefson of Malta. This is his winning entry. He received as award of $50 for his entry. How America Inspires Me By Jace Tollefson "America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." - Paul Tsongas. America is a country that a lot of people feel very proud about. It is a country known for freedom and excellence and I am proud of it. I am proud of all the products that we have created for our benefit. In...

  • Souper-er Saturday is April 27!

    Sharon Kindle, Malta Senior Center|Apr 17, 2024

    AH, SOUPER-er Saturday is upon us! All kinds and flavors of soups, even different colors of soups will be set out to tempt you on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 11 a.m. till gone. Of course there will be breads to go with the soups and ever-popular desserts. There is a suggested $5.00 per person free-will donation. This is the last of our fundraisers till fall when the famous Indian Tacos come to visit the center. The center is working on raising funds for the LED lights which will be a major improvement in the main room as it cuts down on...

  • Mon-Dak Kicks off National Safe Digging Month

    Mark Hanson, Montana Dakota Resources Group|Apr 17, 2024

    I’ve dug here before … I’m sure it’s OK. Don’t trust your memory! Get fresh underground utility locates for every digging project. In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, Montana-Dakota Utilities wants to bring awareness to a simple process that will keep people safe, reduce service disruptions and have those planning to dig follow the law. The main cause of underground utilities being damaged by someone digging is not notifying the 811 call center to have utilities located. Awareness of 811 is high among professio...

  • Cole Promoted to CW4 in Ceremony at JBLM in Tacoma

    Apr 17, 2024

    Zachary Cole, a 2001 graduate of Dodson High School and the son of Terri and the late Elwyn (Wink) Cole, was recently promoted to the rank of CW4 (Chief Warrant Officer) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Tacoma, Wash. The ceremony was officiated by Army Major Bruce Martin. CW4 Cole was attended by his wife Sarah, his brother Matthew, his mother Terri, nephew Tyler Vaughan and his wife Anu, as well as many friend and co-workers. CW4 Cole is currently assigned to the 4th Army Field Support...

  • Malta Kiwanis Sponsors Award Program to Honor Students

    Apr 17, 2024

    Malta Elementary and Junior High students were presented with BUG awards last week for the 2024-2025 third quarter. These awards are sponsored by the Malta Kiwanis Club to honor students who have worked hard to bring up their grades. Junior High students receiving the BUG Award were: 6th Grade: Kallie LaBrie. 7th Grade: Hailey Brockie, Rhylee Kelley, Brekken Murray, Ali Retan, Shaun Snellman, Shelby Snellman, Titus Wiederick, and MacKenzie Witmer. 8th Grade: Thatcher Marquis, Courtney Merriman,...

  • VFW Auxiliary 4067 Show Support To Military Youth by Wearing Purple

    Tessa Butcher, National Veterans and Family Support Ambassador|Apr 17, 2024

    This year, we've focused a lot on veterans and our service members. At this time, I'd like to ask you to take a few minutes to reflect on those who are often left behind when our loved ones are deployed-the families. April is Month of the Military Child. While Purple Up Day is observed on April 15, I'd like to encourage all Auxiliaries to wear purple to their April Auxiliary meeting and take a photo that can be shared on your social media platforms to show your appreciation for our military...

  • Math Wins Ag In Color Contest At State Level

    Apr 17, 2024

    Malta Elementary fourth grader Demi Math won the Montana Farm Bureau's Agriculture in Color Contest at the State Level. She was named the Fourth Grade winner in the Phillips County Farm Bureau's Ag in Color Contest on March 24....

  • Breaks Elk Working Group meeting being held in Malta April 24

    Apr 17, 2024

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a Breaks Elk Working Group (BEWG) meeting on Wednesday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rancher’s Stewardship Alliance office, located across the street from the post office in Malta. The BEWG group consists of landowners, hunters, outfitters, land management agency staff, and local businessmen that meet to discuss and make recommendations on elk management issues in the Region 6 portion of the Missouri River Breaks, including Hunting Districts 621, 622, and 630. This group has been in existence since 1...

  • School Calendars for the Week of April 17, 2024

    Apr 17, 2024

    Malta School Calendar Apr. 17: HS Pre-Festival Performance Apr. 18: Golf @ Wolf Point Apr. 19-20: Dist. Music Fest. @ Culbertson Apr. 20: TR @ Sidney MS TR @ Havre Apr. 22: Golf @ Shelby Apr. 23: TR @ Wolf Point Class C Calendar Dodson Apr. 19-27: Close Up to DC and NYC Apr. 18: JH TR @ Lewistown Apr. 20 Hinsdale Meet @ Glasgow Apr. 23: Scobey Frosh-WP Apr. 24: FFA Mtg at Lunch Saco Apr. 18: Kindergarten Roundup Apr. 19: TR @ Wolf Point Dist. Music Festival @ Culbertson Apr. 20: JH TR @ Havre Jean Dreikosen Mem HS TR Apr. 23: First Aid/CPR 6th...

  • Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) small community grant applications are due April 30

    Anne Boothe, Phillips County Community Foundation|Apr 17, 2024

    The Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) is currently inviting applications to their small community grants program. The Foundation seeks to fund creative and collaborative community projects (not events or sponsorships) that will have broad benefit to residents and/or communities in Phillips County, Montana. The Foundation hopes to fund several worthy projects throughout the county. The application process is a simple letter of request that includes the entity name and contact information, your organizations goals or mission and a... Full story

  • Five Running for Two Spots on Malta Public School Board

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 10, 2024

    Five residents of Malta have presented their signature petitions to vie for the two school board member positions that will be voted on for the Malta School District. The election date is Tuesday, May 7th and is conducted through the Phillips County Clerk and Recorders Office. This is a MAIL IN BALLOT. Alphabetically, the candidates are Katie Brown, Carter Clausen, Clayton Jesson, Kyle Kluck and Jeff Zieger. Please exercise your right to vote. The Clerk & Recorder’s Office will be able to tell you if you are registered or not. If you are not r...

  • Carnahan Selected as Patriot's Pen Winner

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 10, 2024

    Ellis Carnahan, an eighth grade student at Malta Middle School, was selected as the author of the 2023-2024 Patriot's Pen Essay Contest. He was recognized at an assembly at the Malta High School auditorium, along with third place winner, Jace Tollefson. Ellis was presented with a check in the amount of $100 for his entry, Tollefson received a check for $50. Austin Hofer, student at the East Malta Hutterite Colony, was recognized in February as the second-place winner, he was recipient of a...

  • Council Talks Water Tank, $30,000 Grant, and Much More

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 10, 2024

    The March 26th meeting of the Malta City Council opened after the communications from Mayor John Demarais. Demarais thanked the Council for sending him to the Montana Rural Water Conference. Those in attendance were Jim Truelove, PWD, Marilyn Taylor and Matt Mudd of Great West Engineering. All four Council members were in attendance. Motions were made, followed by a second to each of the motions and the minutes to the previous meeting, the agenda to the present meeting and to approve claims was...

  • Malta School District to hold Obsolete Sale

    Apr 10, 2024

    Editors note: The ending time of the sale was misrepresented in the April 3rd MHS press release. The following is a reprint of the press release with the corrected time. On April 15, 2024, the Malta School District will hold an obsolete sale from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. No early birds – sale will start at 9:00 a.m. The sale will be held at the back of the Malta Head Start Building (also known as the old Country Home) located at 117 S 9th St. W. Minimum sale price is $1.00 and items will be sold in dollar increments. All items are sold as is. All s...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Apr 10, 2024

    1 yrs ago Apr. 9, 2014 For three years, the City has been chasing the elusive “phantom” smell that plagues the downtown area. It is a mystery as to the cause or general location; they just know something is rotten in…downtown Malta. The Alpha Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma hosted an awards program for their annual creative writing contest. This year’s essay topic was “volunteerism.” The third and fourth grade winners were: Addy Anderson, Kirsta Meisdalen, Nikki Nicholson, Brylee French, Emma Harms, Kevin Missildine, Aiden Kaasa, Trin...

  • Abrahamson's 80th Birthday Celebrated

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 10, 2024

    No, he's not "Whispering Bill Anderson," he's "Soft Spoken Bill Abrahamson." We are both glad and fortunate to have him living in our community. This quiet man of few words, who is not only talented, he is now celebrating his 80th revolution around the sun. Friends and family gathered at the monthly Jam Session at the VFW to celebrate the milestone with him. Maria Anderson provided the cake decorated with, of course, a guitar. Since she was unable to attend due to her schedule she left the...

  • Early Childhood Screening Rescheduled for Whitewater School

    Apr 10, 2024

    Parents of preschool children in the Whitewater School District who would like to have them participate in a free Early Childhood Screening, it has been rescheduled for: Monday, April 22, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to NOON at the Whitewater School. Please call Rana at 406-674-5417 for appointments. This screening is sponsored by the Bear Paw Cooperative....

  • Blood Drive on April 18

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 10, 2024

    Thursday, April 18th, the doors will be open and welcome to those who would like to give as the American Red Cross Team comes to the Malta Event Center (formerly known as and often still referred to as the “Old Armory”) for the second drawing of the calendar year 2024. Doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and while pre-registering is preferred, as long as time permits and available staff is able to squeeze you in, walk-ins can stop by. There are often appointments that do not work out for the day, usually due to farm-ranch changes in...

  • School Calendars for the Week of April 10, 2024

    Apr 10, 2024

    Malta School Calendar Apr. 10: DIAL Screening at MES MS Academic Olympics @ Glasgow Apr. 11: HS Festival Band/Choir Concert-7 PM Apr. 13: TR @ Havre MS TR @ Glasgow Apr. 15: Golf @ Fort Benton ------------------------------ Class C Calendar Dodson Apr. 13: PROM Apr. 14: Jr/Sr Banquet & National Honor Society Induction Apr. 19-27: Close Up to DC and NYC Saco Apr. 10: MS Academic Olympics @ Glasgow Apr. 13: TR @ Wolf Point MS TR @ Glasgow Maverick PROM @ WW Whitewater Apr. 10: MS Academic Olympics @ Glasgow Apr. 13: TR @ Wolf Point MS TR @...

  • PC Healthcare Foundation Donates Funds for PCH Equipment Purchase

    Submitted by Jo Tharp CEO, Phillips County Hospital and Family Health Clinic|Apr 3, 2024

    Phillips County Hospital and Family Health Clinic has been working to acquire updated equipment for patient care use. In December of 2023 representatives from the Spacelab healthcare company were on-site at PCH to demo a few pieces of their equipment including new vital sign monitors. Our nursing staff and providers were invited to come in and test the equipment. Their equipment was impressive and included the most up-to-date technology. These new machines would replace our older machines that a...

  • 54 Entries in Malta Elementary School Science Fair

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 3, 2024

    Youngsters with a keen plan, a touch of fresh ideas, and sometimes some help on the side, created and displayed 43 science projects in the areas of Chemical, Life, Earth, and Physical for the 2024 Science Fair. Grades 1 through 5 entered 43 entries, and the kindergarteners could enter a Collection, with 11 choosing to be in the Fair this year. The entries were all set up at the Malta Elementary School on Monday and were judged by a panel of judges. In the afternoon, the gym where the projects...

  • Legion Juniors Add New Project

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 3, 2024

    The American Legion Auxiliary Juniors of Malta Post 57 have added a new project this year as part of their service to the men and women who have served in the military. This year they are preparing small packets of seeds for an annual flower, the "Forget Me Not." The small plastic bags contain seeds and planting instructions. It was decided to send seeds rather than starting the flower, as weather conditions in Montana were a factor. The Juniors will provide the families of local veterans who...

  • Mother Nature Doesn't Stop Ag Day

    Kari Hould, PCN Staff|Apr 3, 2024

    As spring was welcomed with open arms and brooms standing solo in the kitchens, the rush to exchange seasons lasted less time than it took to brush the cobwebs off the screen door. Montana's winter season swung back around and dumped moisture across the state, and did not forget to visit Phillips County. The eager beavers found themselves swapping out flip flops and jogging shorts to locating the kids' winter caps and gloves again. It was a sure sign spring is here...the storm was just Mother...

  • MDT to Resume on Malta-South

    Apr 3, 2024

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Wickens Construction Inc. will resume operations on the Malta—South project in the coming weeks, weather permitting. Crews will resume work in April to realign and reconstruct US Highway 191 (US 191), flattening steep roadway grades and sharp curves and enhancing safety features. In addition, the project will install snow ditches to mitigate drifting snow issues and new pedestrian facilities at 9th Street West. MDT anticipates that the project will be complete by this fall. Last year, crews com...

  • MES Kinder-Visit

    Apr 3, 2024

    Dear Parents, We are inviting you to join us for this year’s “kinder-visit” on April 24 from 8:15-9 A.M. Children who are going to be age 5 by September 10, 2024 and are going to be in kindergarten in the 2024-2025 school year are welcome along with their parents. Parents and students will have breakfast in the cafeteria from 8:15-8:30 A.M. Following breakfast, the kids will go to the kindergarten rooms from 8:30-9 A.M, and parents will stay during that same time to visit with the principal and fill out paperwork. We are looking forward to se...

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