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  • "God's Got your Number" Pastor Bob Back in Malta This Sunday

    Pastor Bob Unterseher, For the PCN|Jun 19, 2024

    It was about noon when Evangelist Ken Gaub and his family pulled into Des Moines, IA. They were traveling evangelists singing Gospel music as he preached in citywide crusades across America. The family of five lived in a converted Silver Eagle Trailways bus. Ken pulled into Pizza Hut, the children's favorite place to eat. One by one they exited the bus and headed toward the restaurant. His wife, Barbara, paused at the door and said, "Are you going to join us", as he sat in the driver's seat? Ken...

  • Now There's Only One

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Jun 19, 2024

    For the last 20 years my life has been ruled by dogs. From the moment I woke in the morning until I went to bed at night there was always something canine that needed doing. Whether it was letting them out or letting them in, filling food bowls or picking up poop, the dogs demanded my attention. From September until January we hunted more days than not, and I loved watching them work. Hunting also tired them out. Consequently they were best behaved in the fall. Wearing them out during the other...

  • Heavy is The Head That Sits on This Neck

    Pierre Bibbs, Play Ball|Jun 19, 2024

    I have a problem. Ok, maybe not the biggest problem. But it is massive! It’s my head. I do not know why the good Lord chose to give me such a massive noggin, but he did and it is a problem! Don’t tell me that it is to hold a massive brain, because if I had a massive brain, I believe that I could use it to become a billionaire. I also think I would be able to remember a lot more things than I forget. For years, I was convinced that I could not find a hat big enough for this dome. For those that h...

  • Loring/Affinity News for Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jun 19, 2024

    Kathy Bell, of Glasgow, surprised me on Sunday! She was at Affinity visiting her brother, Bob McInerney, who has lived here for a few years. Two other siblings were visiting him, also. I hosted a Stordahl BBQ here at Affinity on Saturday evening. Tom’s sister Bev Haagenson, and nieces Julie, JoAnn, and nephew Rick and their significant others attended along with great-niece Jenny Haskin and Chris McMullen. Chris was the master flipper of burgers, thank you, Chris! My son Rodney, Jeannie and Z...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Jun 19, 2024

    Again, sympathy to the Pat Dunbar/Allery family on the passing of Barb Allery Dunbar. She will be missed. Her funeral was on Saturday and the church was packed full. Sommer Green sang a beautiful song with her beautiful voice. There was a BBQ at Dunbar’s cabin after the funeral. The lake was peaceful, and the grass and trees were all green. Lunch was served to a large crowd. Connie (Barb’s sister) came from Billings. I was glad to see her. Others I saw were the Hills and Sue Haag, and a lot of W...

  • Loring/Affinity News for Wednesday, June 12, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jun 12, 2024

    June 5, 2024 Oh my gosh! It’s June already! Halfway through 2024! The raised gardens are looking really lush! I have two tomatoes, radishes, and a few flowers. Some gardens are planted in rows that are very close together, but they look like every seed came up! One garden has a bunch of potatoes, one has lots of irises, onions, peas, and mounds of cucumbers! Cindy Clark attended the Montana Synod assembly in Billings this past weekend. It was fun to have a houseguest for a few nights! My s...

  • North Country News for Wednesday, June 12, 2024

    Pat Murdock, PCN Correspondent|Jun 12, 2024

    A big congratulations to Kevin Doney and Megan Mitchell who were married last Saturday afternoon in a beautiful outdoor wedding at the Robinson House. Kevin has been living and working for his Grandpa Dave at the Dunbar ranch for quite a while. Megan works in Malta where they have a home. A cloud burst went through the area last Monday evening then the wind really blew and dried everything out in a hurry. Lyn and Eunice Simonson flew to New York recently to attend their grandson Brock McDaid’s graduation from West Point! He is the son of L...

  • Strong. Brave. Daring.

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Jun 12, 2024

    The following was a column that Parker wrote shortly after his father passed away. It ran in the Dec. 24 issue of the Bozeman Chronicle. It had been years since I’d seen my dad naked. But after mom died and Dad left Florida to move in with my daughter and her family in Livingston, he needed assistance bathing. We’d bought him a shower chair, and I’d help him take off his clothes, step into the tub and sit down. He could still soap himself and then I would rinse him off, towel him dry and get h...

  • My Father Gave Me Life and My Favorite Hobby

    Pierre Bibbs, Play Ball|Jun 12, 2024

    I don’t have very many hobbies or things that I absolutely love to do for fun. I do enjoy a video game, but I can’t say that it is something that I would miss if I didn’t have a gaming system. It’s just something I use to decompress. I used to decompress in healthier ways. My favorite hobbies that I used to decompress were drumming and lifting weights. For years I would play music on Sundays, Wednesdays, and on random days that my friends wanted to practice. I have pulled all nighters playing mu...

  • Street Talk...for Wednesday, June 5, 2024

    Compiled by Kari Hould|Jun 5, 2024

    Question: How do you think the Car Show went? Buddy Walsh: (Dodson): "This was a nice car show here today, a lot of nice cars and pickups from the past. Probably about 90 vehicles here today, so it was nice!" Aaron Oxarart: (Helena): "My first time at the car show, I was very impressed with all the cars here. It's fun to come back and see people and friends I hadn't seen for a while." Issac Walker: (Billings): "I think the car show today went amazing, there's a very large turnout for Malta,...

  • Things I Thought I Would Never Part With

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|Jun 5, 2024

    We had a garage sale last weekend. Twenty years of accumulation since we moved to Malta. Almost everything sold. There’s not much left to donate or take to the dump. Folks snatched up furniture, framed prints, used tires, old tools. A few things didn’t sell: outdated electronics, sketchy exercise equipment, lightly worn boots, and my bicycle. A Trek mountain bike that Barb gave me before we were married, it was my escape from the city when we lived in Bozeman. I could hop on the bike at our apar...

  • I Don't Even Recognize a Space in my Own House

    Pierre Bibbs, Play Ball|Jun 5, 2024

    My wife is amazing. Like many other occupations, I can’t always take a day off on holidays that fall on a Monday. This was the case for Memorial Day. I do however try to hustle and get things done so that my staff and I have the option to go home early. This year, I did get things wrapped up early, and was excited to spend time with my family. I entered the garage to find a lot of things in our enclosed back porch were in our garage or on the backyard. I had no idea what was going on. So I s...

  • Loring/Affinity News for Wednesday, June 5, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|Jun 5, 2024

    May 29: I was so thrilled to be in Loring this last week! Many birds are flying through. Even a Swainson’s thrush which we don’t get every year. Lots of American goldfinches, robins, red-wing blackbirds and yellow-headed blackbirds, Canada geese and ducks galore. My little flycatcher is successful at laying her eggs in the nest on the deck roof! Steven Johannesen had an unfortunate accident and got burned over quite a lot of his body. He is in Salt Lake City at the burn unit, to get skin to reg...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, June 5, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|Jun 5, 2024

    May 29: Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who celebrated in May. Get well wishes to Bonnie McMullen and all who are sick. Whitewater has been busy and well-populated recently. There were baccalaureate services at the Whitewater Lutheran Church, followed by graduation at the school. Both ceremonies were well attended. Previously, there was an awards ceremony, followed by a supper. Congratulations to all graduates. There was a benefit for the EMT’s to repair the local ambulance. That was...

  • Young Man Takes Responsibility, Makes Impact

    May 29, 2024

    Dear Editor, On the evening of May 16, 2024, there was a knock at our door. There stood a young teenager asking if he could borrow our broom and dustpan. Pretty odd request for a young man, about the age of 13 or so. My sister asked him why he needed the broom and dustpan. He said, "He was riding his bike on 5th Street West and dropped a glass bottle of pop". He wanted the broom and dustpan to clean his mess up. So we gave him the requested items and he proceeded to sweep up the glass from off...

  • Take Them With You, Mr. Ford...

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|May 29, 2024

    It was simply a matter of time. Apparently Montana is too cold for Harrison Ford. Ford was one of the main characters in the “Yellowstone” spinoff “1923,” which was filmed in Butte. However, according to the Austin Business Journal, the show is packing up and heading to a film studio in Austin, Texas. If only all the recent transplants to Montana, lured here by the “Yellowstone” series, would follow suit. Weather used to be one of the major factors in keeping out the riff-raff. Montana was...

  • Loring/Affinity News for Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|May 22, 2024

    Even though I am not living in Loring anymore, the American goldfinches have stopped to visit, and my friends have reported the “sightings”! The soft little chirping sounds are always a joy! Big weekend for many seniors, as they go from high school on to the next step. Congrats to Paige Wasson, Kendall Scheffelmear, and Ava Hanley as they graduate from Whitewater High School. The month of May is always so busy for students! The track meets and golf meets all are celebrations. It sounds like the...

  • Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    Helen Austin, PCN Correspondent|May 22, 2024

    Sympathy for the victims of war. Let there be peace on earth. Congratulations to all the Phillips County graduates, especially our Whitewater seniors. They are Paige Wasson, Kendra Scheffelmear, and Ava Handley. The eighth graduates were Rory Green, Grace Wasson, and Samuel Simonson. There was a carnival at WHS, complete with games, and lunch was served. Fun for all! School is winding down. Soon it will be summer vacation. Congratulations to the Whitewater track team, they have done very well...

  • Views on the Land

    Dr. K. Curtis and D. Schmidt and J. Canfield, For the PCN|May 22, 2024

    “This is home. This community, this land.” “Land is not just a commodity to be bought and sold.” “They own the land and that's a heritage to their family.” “You’ll never be able to replace the land.” “We're just caretakers. [...] It's all going to last longer than we are.” “Land is everything.” These quotations are a sample of what we have been hearing from Phillips County residents as we visit with them at kitchen tables, ride along in their trucks, and listen at their community meetings. We are a trio of social science researchers from...

  • They Wont Be Able to Live Here Anyway

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|May 22, 2024

    I’m waiting for one of the political candidates running for office in Montana to bring up an issue that actually affects me. While the mess on the southern border continues unabated, we have no crush of immigrants where I live. I read and hear about male athletes crossing the line to play women’s sports, but that’s hardly a concern here. My freedoms are not being infringed upon. I can legally pack a gun, buy weed, and gamble, although I’m not sure those were freedoms that concerned our foundin...

  • Mr. Clark Put on a Great Hunt in Loring

    May 15, 2024

    Dear Editor, Kenny Clark and the rest of the crew that put the Loring Gopher Hunt together was awesome! The food was amazing! It was great to visit friends young and seasoned, even the weather cooperated. The gophers seemed shy and not as curious as usual? When using your Grand Dads old 22 with a 5 shot clip, there was alot of reloading. We had a blast and are looking forward to doing this again. With Great Apprecation, Hiram and Cindy...

  • Maybe It Was The Traffic

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|May 15, 2024

    I like to drive. It’s how I got here. I left Indiana following high school graduation in 1970 behind the wheel of my 1958 Ford big window pickup. Planning to drive all the way to Alaska for a pipeline job, I ran short of money in Montana, got a job with an outfitter in Cooke City, and thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I sold the pickup that fall to a guy who worked road construction. He wrecked the truck shortly thereafter and it became fill on the Beartooth Highway. After a short stint in...

  • Loring/Affinity News for Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    Dixie Stordahl, PCN Correspondent|May 15, 2024

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of you! What an expressive light show the Aurora Borealis put on for practically the whole country! Tina Russel posted pictures of it and her house close to Pensacola, FL. Jana (Wisher) Biddy posted pictures of the lights in Georgia! So, I’m sure they were further south than normal! I did not see them but enjoyed it vicariously through the many pictures posted on Facebook! Congratulations to Casandra and Levi Harms on the birth of their baby boy, Justin Edward. He was...

  • The Debacle of SB442: Good Bill and Bad Politics

    Senator Russ Tempel and Rep. Paul Tuss|May 8, 2024

    The two of us are from different political parties, don’t always agree on legislation and actually ran a spirited campaign against one another several years ago. Having said that, we are not enemies. In fact, it’s just the opposite. We are friends that actually get along and work together as much as possible for the betterment of the Hi-Line and those who live and work here. One legislative proposal we both were pleased to enthusiastically support, along with 86% of our House and Senate colleagues, was Senate Bill 442, sponsored by our fel...

  • How Times Have Changed

    Parker Heinlein, Outdoors Columnist|May 8, 2024

    Following an aborted hitch-hiking trip to Alaska that ended with a night in jail in Eureka, I found myself in Livingston waiting for a ride to Cooke City where I had work. It was hours before dawn and there was no traffic. I curled up next to my backpack and closed my eyes. The sound of tires crunching gravel woke me with a start. A Livingston police cruiser had stopped just feet away, and a cop, holding the passenger door open, said get in. He drove me a few miles south of town, told me to get...

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