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  • Memories for Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jun 19, 2024

    1 yrs ago June 18, 2014 Curtis and Bonnie Starr of Malta accepted a call to serve in the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friday, June 20 will be a special day; a memorial will be held for Delmar Demarais, headed by his daughter, Debbie, and will be a tribute to his life and style. A riderless horse, with boots in the stirrups backward, will be part of the parade from Delmar’s old house to the cemetery. Former Dodson High School graduate of the class of 1932, Don H. Lee, was honored with his i...

  • Memories for Wednesday, June 12, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jun 12, 2024

    1 yrs ago June 3, 2014 Reese Brown singled in a Bambino League game and later scored from third, thanks to a single from teammate Striker Simanton. The Waters Family invites everyone to attend the 100th Annual Family Picnic at Trafton Park. The potluck will celebrate 100 years in Montana, with the fun beginning after church. Malta Elementary is proud to announce the winners of the 2013-2014 Presidential Awards, which recognizes academic success in the classroom for 4th and 5th graders. Receiving the high award were Sidney Meeks, Hayden...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 29, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|May 29, 2024

    1 yrs ago June 4, 2014 It is going to be a revved-up weekend in town as the 11th Annual Car Show hosted by the First State Bank, along with the PCMS drag strip races, would add excitement, bright cars and perhaps a little noise to the village of Malta. And don’t forget people…the weekend will bring in visitors from many states and Canada. Two Whitewater Penguins and a pair of Dodson Coyotes unleashed upon Great Falls for the State Track and Field meet. Kourtney Simonson set a new personal and school best in the 400. Jeret Warren, also bea...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|May 22, 2024

    1 yrs May 19, 2014 Malta golfer, Keenan VanWichen took the top honors of the 16th Annual Jack Brogan Memorial Golf Tournament at Marian Hills. He followed the footsteps of his brother, Spencer, who won the tournament twice in previous years. The tournament opened with “Amazing Grace” played on the bagpipes by Dr. Mike Gibson of Havre. Malta didn’t just hire any “Average Joe” for the job. Former standout coach and Athletic Director, Scott King, informed Nick Oxarart he is Malta’s newest head coach. Nick Oxarart will be the first coach in over h...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|May 15, 2024

    1 yrs ago May 21, 2014 It seemed like bad luck was the only kind of luck that Beth Casebolt attracted. Between a broken leg, house remodel repairs, and a black mold diagnosis in their home, Beth was diagnosed with cancer. On the bright side, she and her husband Garry were closing in on the process of adopting their granddaughter, Emma. A benefit to aid her was set up. The Malta School Board was updated on the new boiler system that will be installed at the elementary school this summer. The estimated budget for the project is $95,000. Gregory...

  • Memories for Wednesday, May 8, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|May 8, 2024

    1 yrs ago May 14, 2014 Everyone is welcome to come celebrate Ray and Arabelle McMullen’s 50th anniversary. Lunch will be served by the family at Trafton Park. County Extension Agent Marko Manoukian was at the Malta Elementary School promoting Arbor Day and demonstrating planting of trees and shrubs. Ronnie Erickson and Kyle Mitchell completed a film which will allow handicapped museum visitors to view the displays on the second floor. Their teacher is Delmer Henry. Twelve members of the Malta Golf Team qualified for State. Heading to Butte f...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Apr 24, 2024

    1 yrs ago Apr. 23, 2014 Jim Truelove, of Malta’s Public Works, was pictured standing in a cloud of smoke while testing for the “phantom smell” in the city sewer system. "Jonsey,” Pastor Fercho and David Veseth were making their way up Central Avenue during the Walk of Good Friday; with “Jonesy” and the Pastor carrying a large rugged cross. Tyler French, a member of the US Air Force, presented the Phillips County Commissioners with an American flag which flew in USAF MC-12W over Kandahar, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom. Th...

  • Memories for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Apr 17, 2024

    1 yrs ago April 16, 2014 The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office and Agents from the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the residence of Malanie Miller in Malta. She was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs (Felony) with the Intent to Distribute (Felony), Criminal Child Endangerment (Felony), Criminal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). She was held on $100,000 bond. Five candidates have filed for two positions on the Malta School Board. Running for a position are Beth Welch, Gaelen C...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 27, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Mar 27, 2024

    1 yrs ago Mar. 26, 2014 Pat Doucette was presented with a 10-year Length of Service Award by Craig Pajum Electronic Systems Analyst and Matt Moorman, Observation Program Leader at the National Weather Service office in Glasgow, MT. Dale and Janet Veseth received a 15-year Length of Service Award from the National Weather Service for their dedicated service recording and reporting daily weather. Paul and Marie Score announced the engagement of their daughter, Lynette, to Ron Burg. Lynette is the granddaughter of Pete and Clarabel Score and the...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 13, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Mar 13, 2024

    1 yrs ago Mar. 12, 2014 Willis McKeon, 92, a WWII Army Veteran and retired attorney, passed away with his family at his side. Colter Salveson was this year’s Youngest Top Hand winner at the annual Wagon Train Feed. He was awarded the Red Bandana in honor of the late Darci Miller of Canada. The Montana Community Preservation Alliance fundraiser was held at the Lucky Bullet, and the fundraiser took in about $2,800 in donations. The group is still a ways from achieving their goal of providing No Monument / No Free Roaming Buffalo signs. Ron a...

  • Memories for Wednesday, March 6, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Mar 6, 2024

    1 yrs ago Mar. 5, 2014 Curtis and Bonnie Starr retired from the PCN after 29 years in Malta. The new editor, Mark Hebert, took over with a “promise to build on the past.” Levi Tatafu joined the Phillips County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy. He and his wife, Julie, are both graduates of Nashua; they have two children. Little Mylle Clark, along with Kenny Clark and Kyle Wasson, were pictured in the PCN displaying prize items for the Loring Volunteer Fire Department Raffle. The Malta Head Start children participated in February’s “I Love to R...

  • Memories for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Feb 28, 2024

    1 yrs Feb. 26, 2014 Don Nevrivy celebrated his birthday on Feb. 20th by making a donation to the American Red Cross Blood Drive. He donated his 85th unit of blood; community-minded, he donated all his blood at the Malta drives. It seemed like business as usual for the Malta M-ettes who won the conference and district tournament this year. They did so by blowing past the Glasgow Lady Scotties 54-19 in the semi-finals on Friday and defeating the Wolf Point Lady Wolves 53-33 for the championship the next day. Admitting afterward she’d never h...

  • Memories for Wednesday, January 3, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jan 3, 2024

    1 yrs ago Dec. 31, 2013 The Malta City Council, upon the recommendation of Mayor Shyla Jones, voted to reappoint Carolyn Schmoeckel as clerk/treasurer and John Demarais as public works director. Both appointments are for one year. William and Carol Hofer of the East Malta Colony announce the arrival of Asher John Hofer, born Dec. 24, in Glasgow. Selected as Snowball Royalty were King Kelin King and Queen Mariah Pankratz. The Billings Clinic MedFlight’s pilot transporting you might happen to be Andrea (Robinson) McCaffree, formerly of Z...

  • Memories for Wednesday, December 27, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Dec 27, 2023

    1 yrs ago Dec. 24, 2013 American Legion members Ken Wiederrick, David Wilkes, Jim Sintler and Gary Faydo presented a check for $500 to the Boys and Girls Club. What do Col. Sanders, Coca Cola and Wade Hasler have in common? They all have a secret recipe ingredient. In Wade’s case, the secret ingredient is in his dad’s (Bud Hasler) homemade Roquefort Dip. Sen. Max Baucus has nominated Jake French of Choteau for acceptance into the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. Four residents of the Hi-Line Retirement Center were int...

  • 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,...

  • Memories for Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Dec 13, 2023

    1 yrs Dec. 11, 2013 Sapphire Avenue in Hillcrest took on a new look as the Eric Wilke family adorned their yard with decorations and lights that danced to music broadcast over an FM radio signal. The Geography Bee netted five contestants as finalists for each of the fourth and fifth grades. The fourth graders were Kyle Johannesen, Gavin Benge, Kevin Missildine, Oren Mackey and Austin Bunk. The fifth graders selected were Turk Salsbery, Marcus Knudsen, Pierce Mortenson, Peyton Jones and Korin Longknife. Nellie Ereaux won the award for the most...

  • Memories for Wednesday, December 6, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Dec 6, 2023

    1 yrs ago Dec. 4, 2013 Though he had passed away in May, the legacy that Johnny Richardson left behind as Salvation Army bell ringer will continue. The Malta Key Club took the project on and will accept donations in their kettle pot. “Coming home…” was Katie (Smith) and Mike Lamoreau and their daughter, Sadie. They had been living in Oregon. The entire Dodson staff, students and employees prepared letters to send to Zach Cole, who is in the service in Afghanistan as a Warrant Officer. He shared the greetings with his unit to assure they were...

  • Memories for Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Nov 29, 2023

    1 yrs ago Nov. 27, 2013 The Malta Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, opposing the introduction of buffalo on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. State Representative Mike Lang said the FWP hears from 60,000 people outside of Montana in favor of the proposal and 20,000 within Montana who oppose it. Tyler Hanson, graduate of Shepherd, MT. was interviewed as the new Spanish teacher at Malta High School. Phillips County Commissioner Dunbar called the reintroduction of ferrets “a waste of m...

  • Memories for Wednesday, November 22, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Nov 22, 2023

    1 yrs ago Nov. 20, 2013 Cecelia Lankford, mother of fourteen, was honored on the occasion of her 100th birthday. Charles G. Mahan, of Malta, and a Nevada man were convicted and sentenced on hunting-related charges in Phillips County Justice Court. Mahan, who had previously lost his hunting privileges for life, paid $6,310 and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, which he served under house arrest. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a mutilation of a cow on the South Wagner Road, Hwy 363. The udder area of the cow had been cut away with a...

  • Memories for Wednesday, November 15, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Nov 15, 2023

    1 yrs ago Nov. 13, 2013 When a freak October snowstorm in South Dakota left thousands of cattle dead in its wake, 16 local ranchers donated 29 head of cattle to help some ranchers there get a new start. Valued at $40,000, the cattle were inspected by Bill Anderson (who donated his time) and Jesse Blunt of the Livestock Association assisted with the project. A Montana tradition…neighbor helping neighbor. This time “she” was instrumental in “Coming home…” as Susan (Fauth) Bibbs and her sweetheart “Peezy” or aka Pierre (to the rest of us), ca...

  • Memories for Wednesday, November 8, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Nov 8, 2023

    1 yrs ago Nov. 6, 2013 Malta’s famed Leonardo, the mummy dinosaur, listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as being among the best-preserved dinosaur remains in the world, went on display at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The black-footed ferret is a topic of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Helena. They are being considered for release to augment the population on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge south of Malta. A few kids going through simulated fire and smoke at the Fire Department drill were e...

  • Memories for Wednesday, November 1, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Nov 1, 2023

    1 yrs ago Oct. 30, 2013 A baby boy, Houston, was born to Skip and Shari (Starr), in Las Vegas, NV. He joins a sister and four brothers. Grandparents are Curtis and Bonnie Starr, formerly of Malta; he is their 26th grandchild. Malta Middle School announced the Sept. Students of the Month. Chosen for demonstrating positive attitude, manners, politeness to all, standing up for others and leadership were Marcus Woods, Kaylanna Bain, Kendall Koss and Taylor Gilkerson. Over 170 books were donated to Malta Elementary and Middle School, Saco,...

  • Memories for Wednesday, October 25, 2023

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Oct 25, 2023

    1 yrs ago Oct. 23, 2013 Bobby Knudsen, former M-ette basketball standout, has been selected by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association as an All-American for the West Region. The Malta Mustang football team header in to final game of the season 4-3 to face the Harlem Wildcats. Malta has not lost a game to Harlem since 1986, when Head Coach of the Mustangs, Scott King was head coach of the Wildcats. Gary and Barb Anderson and Zane and Barbie Gray donated two semi-trailer loads of choice grass mix hay to the Health Care Foundation Fund-raiser...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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