Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Memories for the Week of March 5


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 fascination but down at the ground where the mysteries of the dinosaur were uncovered. (He will present) his “Mesozoic Mass Massacre Mystery” presentation Saturday night at the third Astronomy Family Night in Malta. The presentation will take place as Malta High School in room 301 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The Discover Outer Space series is sponsored by the Phillips County Coalition of Healthy Choices.

March 8, 1989 – 25 Years Ago

A Handful of youngsters are getting practice living on their own under a new program at the Northern Montana Youth Ranch. The Ranch is two months into a six-month pilot program in which they are operating an Independent Living Home and Program for some of the foster care teenagers under their supervision.

Mayor Garry Adams had to cast the deciding vote recently to break a 2-2 council deadlock over a building permit sought by Malta resident Bob Ziegler.

March 5, 1964 - 50 Years Ago

The largest crowd in the nine year history of the North Central Montana Class B tournament, an estimated 2,500 fans, saw the Malta Mustangs take a decisive win over Big Sandy, the 1963 defending conference and state champion. It was the second conference championship for a Mustang team in four years. The team coached by Jim Nordlund in 1961 was conference winner losing the state title to Wolf Point.

The necessary materials have been mailed out from the county superintendent’s office at Malta, for the school elections, which will be held Saturday, April 4. In the 20 school districts of Phillips County, eligible voters will elect 22 trustees as new members of the boards of trustees or as members succeeding themselves.

March 2, 1939 – 75 Years Ago

A radio report just before the News went to press today said that the College of Cardinals had elected Cardinal Pacelli as the successor to the recently deceased Pope Pius. Cardinal Pacelli was Papal Secretary of State to his predecessor. He will be known as Pope Pius XII, having selected the same name as the former Pope. Selection of Cardinal Pacelli will be generally accepted as a direct slap at Dictators Hitler and Mussolini.

March 5, 1914 – 100 Years Ago

Louis DuBois, formerly marshal of Malta, who was ousted from his position last fall because he gambled in one of the saloons, was arrested early Wednesday morning at his home by Marshal McLain and charged with wife beating.

So that the farmers of the state can be guided to grow the proper crops and vegetables with reference to the catalog classification for 1914, an advance bulletin is being mailed from the Montana State Fair office giving an outline of premiums for this year’s exposition, which is to be held Sept. 21-25.


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