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  • Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for July 27, 2016

    Mark Hebert, Editor|Jul 27, 2016

    1 years ago July 27, 1916 GN Bridge catches fire The Great Northern bridge on eand a half miles east of Vandalia caught fire last Saturday shortly after No. 1 passed over it and the center of the bridge was entirely destroyed. A freight train was rushed to the fire but too late to save the rest of the bridge. Numbers 4, 224, and the local freight were held up at Hinsdale until early Sunday morning and No. 28 was sidetracked at Vandalia. The fire was supposed to have started from the live coals...

  • Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for week of September 16, 2015

    Mark Hebert, Editor|Sep 16, 2015

    1 years ago September 16, 1915 Malta School News The enrollment in the high school grades is 25, which is eight more than were listed at the same time last year. As more are yet to enroll, the high school membership will almost double this year. The entire school enrollment has reached the 200 mark and more are coming every day. Local News The first snow storm of the season struck this section last Friday but did not amount to very much except to make the roads muddy. Reports from Zortman...

  • Memories for the Week of June 11

    Mark Hebert|Jun 11, 2014

    June 11, 2004 10-years ago Headline: Starr’s Photography top in state A photograph by PC News Editor Curtis Starr depicting a bull rider being thrown earned him top honors in Montana in the Weekly Newspaper Division II Sports photography competition. “Good timing. You can feel the pain of the rider,” was the comment of Judge Randy Stotler, an award winning photographer from the Lawton Constitution in Oklahoma. Thank you: A great big thank you to the officers and staff of First State Bank for presenting us with a beautiful plaque comme...

  • Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for week of May 28

    Mark Hebert, Editor|May 28, 2014

    May 28 10 Years Ago Headline: All-around winner Coming out on top at the Jim Essert Youth Memorial Rodeo on Saturday was Kiera Simonson. She won the Girls All-Around and received a saddle and money other prizes. Kiera is the daughter of Dan and Judy Simonson of Loring. *John Galt wins the 6th Annual Jack Brogan Memorial Golf Tournament for the third year in a row. John’s grandmother, Ellen Korsbeck, presented John with a plaque after he won the tournament. May 31, 1989 25 Years ago Headline: Two More WWI vets still here Phillips County has a...

  • Memories for the Week of May 14

    Mark Hebert, Editor|May 14, 2014

    May 12, 2004 10 Years ago *Debby and John Hunt retire from the Dodson School District. John is leaving the school after 22 years of service and Debby is leaving after 18 years of service. During his 22 years, John saw his cross country team win the state title and Deb was the assistant cook at the school for seven of her 11 years. *Joshua Roberts graduated with honors from Air Force Base Training at Lackland Air Force Base. Robert was honored as the second most-fit airman out of 700 graduates. He is the son of John and Janice Roberts of Malta....

  • Memories for the Week of May 17

    May 7, 2014

    May 12, 2004 – 10 Years Ago *Deserae Lucille KillEagle has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2004 at Dodson High School and Nikki Jade Johnson will be the salutatorian. *Saco high School has named the valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2004. Alicia Wiederrich, daughter of Wayne and Della Wiederrich, first in the class of seven seniors. Salutatorian honors go to Zach Mandeville. *The Phillips County Historical Society will play host to the public Saturday, May 15, as members host a social to inaugurate the opening of the m...

  • Memories for the Week of April 30

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Apr 30, 2014

    March 5, 2004 – 10 Years Ago *Clay Scott Murdock has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2004 at Whitewater High School and Maribeth Mae Anderson will be the 2004 salutatorian. *As a 60-year-old student seeking to become a teacher of English, Nels Sjoestroem and his fellow students at the University of Stockholm are required to spend a week at a school in an English speaking country to get some first-hand experience. Many choose to go to England, others to Australia. “I had to go to Malta,...

  • Memories for the Week of April 23

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Apr 23, 2014

    April 28, 2004 10 Years Ago •Chosen to reign as queen and king at Malta High School’s recent prom were Mandy Bebee and Chase Sanderson. Mandy is the daughter of Jim and Debbie Bebee of Malta. •Kurt Thomas DePuydt, a sixth grade student at Saco Public Schools, received the sixth grade award from the Montana Energy Education Council for his science fair project entered in the Montana State Science Fair held recently in Missoula. •“I’m tired of seeing dead kids who died horribly and needlessly...

  • Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for week of April 16

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Apr 16, 2014

    April 21, 2004 – 10 Years Ago • Hospital Administrator Larry Putnam announced this week that the old hospital is now listed for sale with local realtors. Anyone interested in buying the old hospital building should contact Paul Koss or Gary Anderson at Northwest Realty or Dennis Beebe or Jim Knudsen at Missouri River Realty. • Officials of the Malta Irrigation District got a verbal promise from Senator Conrad Burns to “confront the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) over what the local group calls a...

  • Memories for the Week of April 9

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Apr 9, 2014

    April 14, 2004 – 10 Years Ago Governor Judy Martz presented Malta and Phillips County with the Montana Tourism Community of the Year Award during the Governor’s Conference on tourism in Billings April 6. The award recognizes the efforts of the community in promoting and developing tourism in the area. Accepting on behalf of the Malta Chamber of Commerce were Dave Miller, Board Member of Missouri River Country tourism council and Ann Boothe, director of PhillCo and the Chamber of Commerce. Sta...

  • Memories for the Week of March 5

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Mar 5, 2014

    March 10, 2004 – 10 Years Ago Sletten Construction Company, working through the winter, has completed the renovation of the Dodson Diversion Dam, installing inflatable rubber dams to replace the worn out steel gates. The approximately $1.1 million project was financed by a loan from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and 20-year bonds sold by members of the local irrigation district. Peter Nolan, a member of the Houston Astronomical Society, not only looks up to the stars in fa...

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