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By Mark Hebert
Editor 

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

 


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 at least two more World War I veterans, according to information received by the PCN this week.

Bill Moran of Saco and Al Brown, formerly of Whitewater who now lives in the Good Samaritan Home, are both WWI Veterans, according to Etta Cummings of Malta.

Headline: Black grass bug found in eastern grasses

A new threat to some local farmers to worry about cropped up this weekend when County Extension Agent Jim Schumacher confirmed the presence of black grass bugs in western wheat and blue joint grasses in fields in eastern Phillips and western Valley counties.

May 28, 1964

50 Years ago

Headline: 148 persons enjoyed breakfast with Gov. Babcock

One hundred and forty-eight persons turned out last Saturday morning to have breakfast with Governor Tim Babcock at the Malta Club …Babcock emphasized that educational funds in the state have risen 45 percent in the last four years and university salaries have risen 22 percent in the s a.m. e period. Montana is third in the nation in proportion of income spent for education, according to Governor Babcock. ‘

*On sale: Thriftway has 3 pints of Strawberries for 79-cents, Shasta canned pop is 11 for $1 and Mrs. Allan Sanefure was the winner of $50 cash in the Lucky Jackpot on Friday of this Week.

Thank you: Thanks to the county fire truck operator who helped at 3 a.m. Gary Compton, Loring

June 1, 1939

75 Years Ago

Headline: 3500-mile canoe trip being made by Washington Couple.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lynd of Tacoma, Washington, who are making a boat trip from Fort Benton to New Orleans, a distance of 3500 miles, spent the night at the B. E. Barrett Ranch on the Missouri River, south of Malta. They are making the trip in a 17-foot Willits canoe and their trip is being sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Association. They left Fort Benton on May 14, the s a.m. e date the Lewis and Clark Expedition started up the Missouri 135-years ago.

Headline: Local Show Man is Director in Theater Organization.

Cark Veseth of Malta was among the directors elected by the independent Theater Owners of Montana at the annual meeting held in Helena recently.

Headline: New School to be complete by July 1

If the present rate of construction progress is continued, Malta’s new high school will be completed by July 1, according to a report by N.A. Bosley, resident PWA engineer … as shown by contractors’ pay-rolls, 17,000 man-hours have been used in the construction of this project up to this week.

On Sale: For sale at Big Kronschnabel’s, men’s swim trunks for 98- cents. Snug fitting in popular colors. Constraining belt and slide fasteners pocket for valuables.

May 28, 1914

100 Years Ago

Headline: Review of Past Year’s School Work

Next fall the twelfth grade of work will be added. We shall not have an accredited high school, but it will be a step in the right direction. To become accredited, more teachers and more equipment will be necessary. That cannot be expected next year.

Headline: Chinook 6, Malta 3

The ball g a.m. e at Chinook Sunday between the team of that place and the team from here was one of the best games of the season and very few errors were made by either team. . Our battery (catcher and pitcher) worked fine together and could deliver the goods anytime they were called on. … We (The Enterprise) were informed on the train while going to Chinook that there was no chance to get away with a win as the umpire would steal it if it could not be had any other way. For pure an unadulterated rotten decisions, he is the winner, and in rendering a decision when a Chinook man was out by a yard he would spread himself like a buzzard about to light a carrion and bawl out “safe.”

 

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