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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Memories for the Week of April 23


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 because of alcohol,” is the reason Billings Deputy Coroner Keith Montgomery gives for his selfless efforts to bring the dangers of drunk driving home to Montana students. Nationally recognized for his efforts to educate students about the negative impact of drinking and driving – Montgomery uses a blend of humor and graphically violent and disturbing photographs to make his point. Montgomery was in Malta Monday night to present his program to parents, EMS, Sheriff’s deputies and interested residents to get their help in spreading his message.

April 26, 1989

25 Years Ago

•What service can a small rural hospital afford and which ones are difficult to keep? The first service we should talk about is surgery. Even when we had three physicians here, we only used the surgery suite for minor outpatient surgeries. In the past two years there has been only one surgery performed. We can keep this service only if we can have use of a traveling surgeon and anesthetist and enough patients requiring surgery to make it cost effective.

•A veteran Malta banker will step into retirement after a 26-year association with the community’s oldest banking institution. Charles E. “Gene” Seel will officially retire from his First State Bank post April 29th on his 65th birthday. Seel joined the banking staff as an assistant cashier on June 1, 1963 as a teller recruited by then bank president Roy Monroe.

April 30, 1964

50 Years Ago

•With the general fishing season opener close at hand, Montana sportsmen are reminded that new fishing licenses are required after April 30. This year, under the new fish and game licensing setup, the 1964 resident fishing license will cost $3.

•Delegates and alternates to Montana Boys State were announced this week. Junior boys were chosen by the high school on the basis of leadership, character, integrity and scholastic standing. The delegates are Ron Boothe, Regan Lefdahl, Dennis Goodheart, Niles Humphrey, Jack Milloy and Terry Stiles.

April 20, 1939

75 Years Ago

•Another step in the reconstruction of the damaged section of the Fort Peck dam was taken during the past week when Dredge Missouri started pumping into that area. Pump-ing of hydraulic fill material started at 8:54 a.m. on April 15, and at 9:00 a.m. on that date, Pump Boat No. 3702 started pumping water out of the hydraulic fill area into the reservoir above the dam.

•Damage caused by March floods of the Milk River and its tributaries in Northern Montana was estimated by the federal weather bureau at nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

April 23, 1914

100 Years Ago

•The Malta public schools gave exceptionally fine entertainment to a crowded house last Friday evening. A program was given in which all the grades and the high school participated, and following this, a lecture was delivered by Dr. Carl Holliday, professor of English at Montana University. The patrons of the schools were also invited to view an exhibit of school work covering most of the past year, and this exhibit was one worthy of classing with those of the most advanced city systems.

•Sheridan County has finally “paid up.” County Clerk and Recorder B. H. Johnson of Plentywood, was in the city Tuesday and turned over a check for $108,468.98, the amount of the indebtedness of Sheridan to Valley County without the interest, the question of the interest has not yet been decided.


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