Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for January 9, 2019


January 9, 2019

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Christmas Dinner for Senior Citizens...A group of Malta's senior citizens were treated to Christmas Dinner at Smith's Café on Christmas Day. Hosts were K. P. Murray, Dan Nicholson, Bud Hasler, Elmer Mayhew, and the Mon-Can Rodeo Co. Taking part in the holiday repast were, front row from the left to right, Martin Gjersing, John Dufloth, Shaw Andrews, Harry Ofstos and Tom Dewar; middle row, Willie Ferrell, August Gleich, John Ivan, John LaRocue, Hank Kittleson, and Nick Forthoffar. Back row, John Riskem, Nolan Souten, John Vole, John Cherry, Oliver Anderson, Al Bigby, Joe Goroskey, and Archie Ulness. Frank Sperry also attended the dinner but is not pictured. 1969.

100 years ago

January 10, 1919

Pupils of the fifth grade, neither absent nor tardy for the month included Lewis Johnson, Esther Edwards, and Lochiel Edwards, while Violet Veseth and Lochiel had a 100 percent attendance for the year.


John A. Tressler, local attorney, was elected state Republican Chairman.


Scholarships at four units of the state university were awarded to Elmer Hendrickson, Dick Henderson, Hans Mebust, Pete Mebust, Blanche Brumley, Vern Thaden, and Margaret Gagen, all of whom where members of the Boys and Girls Club in the county.


G.C. Liskum had a crew of men busy on the ice harvesting operations.

75 years ago

January 13, 1944

Landless Indians still planning land purchase

Purchase of the Phillips Development land holdings in Phillips County has not altered the plans of the 2,200 members of the Montana Landless Indians to acquire homes and farm and range for themselves in the state.

The Landless Indians which are of the Pembina band of Chippewas has chosen the Phillips holdings as one of their choices for purchase because it consisted of several thousand acres of irrigated land and adequate range holdings. It is also the home grounds of many members of this tribe, many of whom have worked for the Phillips Company since the ranch was first established.

Mrs. B.D. Phillips has been interested in the rehabilitation of these landless Indians for a number of years.

Mustangs beat Hinsdale by a 35-24 score

The Malta Mustangs defeated the Hinsdale High School team by a score of 35 to 24 at Hinsdale in which nine of the 10 Malta men were used in action.

Meyer (first name not provided), who had been playing guard previously, was shifted to forward and tallied 13 points to be high man for the game. Meyer was followed closely by Burns of Hinsdale (first name not provided) who accounted for 12 points for his team. Guards Funk (first name not provided) and Harwood showed up better than in any previous game of the season, making nine points between them. Trottier was not up to his usual playing. He fouled out in the fourth quarter. Meyer was also put out on fouls in the fourth.

50 years ago

January 19, 1969

1968 was a good "Marrying Year" in Phillips County

Weddings were up in Phillips County last year to a near record as 55 marriages were reported by the County Clerk of Court's office in 1968. This "marrying year" was the second largest in the last 25 years, exceed only by 1957 when there were 58 marriages.

The month of December set an all-time record for that month with 10 marriages recorded in 1968.

Statistics also show that there was one less divorce in 1968 than in 1967. There were 12 divorces in the year just past as compared to 13 in the previous year.

Lt. Roy T. Church awarded DFC

Marine First-Class Roy T. Church, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Church of Malta, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross while serving with the First Marine Aircraft Wing, in Vietnam.

Lt. Church was cited for heroic achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy in Vietnam.

Before entering the service in June of 1965, First Lieutenant Church attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

25 years ago

January 12, 1994

Street Talk

Question: Do you think it is ever justified in using physical violence against an abusive woman?

M. Jae Gilkerson: Definitely! Too much abuse goes on, physically and emotionally.

Duane Murray: I think in any circumstance, there is an alternative to physical violence.

Laurie Watson: If it is in self-defense, I think it is justified.

Charles Lee: I think so. I don't think it is justifiable to harm anyone in an abusive manner be it sexual or criminal.

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Lou Anne Ivanish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Ivanish of Malta, became the 1969 Phillips County Junior Miss Pageant held last Thursday at the Villa Theatre. Pictured from the left are Ruth Bruckner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bruckner of Malta, who was second runner-up, Ruth Leid, 1968 Phillips County Junior Miss, Miss Ivanish; Anne Burroughs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burroughs of Dodson, who was first runner-up, and Debra Losleben, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Losleben, Jr., who was third runner up. 1969.


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