Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for March 6, 2019


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Mrs. Floyd Hardin submitted this picture which she thought would be of interest to the readers of the students of Loring grade and high school during the 1935-36 school year. The costumed children were members of the school's rhythm band. Front row, from the left, are Mary Steinberg, a Stidolph boy, Varion Grayson, Loretta Stidolph, Palmer Scott, Jr., Floyd Reiman, and Walter Ramberg. Second row, unidentified boy, Wallace Wingert, Glen Lovejoy, Sara Ann Sammons (Mrs. Ove Larson of Dutton), Gordon Lake, Margaret Johannensen, unidentified girl, Doris Reiman. Third row, John Steinberg, Glen Dyrdahl, Rose Coons (Mrs. Ray Dyrdahl), Florence Omdahl, (Mrs. Aldred Charlton), Dorothy Lyndecker, LaVerne Haugness, Donna Smith, Franklin Stidolph, Franklin Allen. Fifth row: Fern Compton, Marguerite Mason, (Mrs. Robert Kipp) Fern Stucky, Justine Mason (Mrs. Walter Wilkes), Eunice Coons, Norman Lake, Floyd Ramberg. Sixth row, Superintendent P.M. Scott, Barbara Kovach (Mrs. Harold Miller) Helen Westerman, Clara Kovach, Anna Flansaas, Duane Compton, Gail Smith, Gertrude Westerman, Seymour Ramberg, and Francis Flansaas. Back row, Melvin Wingert, Miss Evelyn Adams, teacher, Virginia Smith, Miss Wimple, teacher, and Kenneth Coon. 1969.

100 years ago

March 4, 1919

Mrs. Nellie L. Chase was seriously ill at her home in Malta.


A number of farmers from the Zortman district met in Malta and asked for a school to be established at the Link homestead. The request was granted and school was to open as soon as a teacher could be obtained.


W. E. Ferguson, one of the owners of the Smokehouse, was a visitor in Malta from Sheridan County.


Harry Conser and P. R. Flint had gone to Helena to lend their support to the normal school bill voted for Malta. It was all ready for the governor's signature.


"Brother Van" (Van Orsdel, traveling evangelist and the first formal religion provided to the town of Malta) was in Malta visiting friends.


Clerk of Court Porter had received word that his son, Milton, a prisoner of war in Germany and later with the Army Occupation, was en route home.


All draft boards in the state had ceased to function and records were sent to the state office.


Albert Dionne and Rosie Landry were married at the Catholic church. Dionne had recently returned from Camp Lewis, Wash. They planned to make their home near Regina.

75 years ago

March 9, 1944

Jack Reynolds is a prisoner in Germany

The International Red Cross has informed the adjutant general of the United States that Second Lieutenant Andrew M. (Jack) Reynolds is a prisoner of war in Germany, according to word received by Mrs. Wilson, Saturday.

Lt. Reynolds was reported missing over Germany as of Jan. 4, 1944. He was pilot of a B-24 bomber and the flight, from which he was reported missing, was one of the first over enemy occupied Europe.

Men leave for Examination

Between 50 and 55 Phillips County men left Tuesday morning of this week for Butte to take physical examinations for army service. It is under most of the men were from the "fathers" group and that after passing their physical examinations they will be eligible to call after a period of three weeks.

Coldest weather and deepest snow

The heaviest snowfall of the winter and the coldest weather of the winter occurred during the past week.

Saturday night's storm blanketed the county with about three and three-quarters inches of snow and the temperature dropped to 17 below zero on Tuesday morning.

The snow has made it necessary for ranchers and farmers to feed their stock, but prospects for spring moisture are brighter. A quick run-off will relieve the stock water situation in the county which at present is not very good.

Battle wounds are fatal to Scheele

Pfc. Raymond Scheele, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Scheele of Saco, died February 2, of wounds, received in the invasion of Italy, according to word received by the parents from the war department.

Born at Saco in 1916, Pfc. Scheele attended the Saco Schools, worked on his father's ranch and later Malta, and served in the 30th Infantry.

50 years ago

March 6, 1969

Mustangs took third at North Central Tournament

The Malta Mustangs brought home a third-place trophy from the North Central Tournament in Havre over the weekend. The Mustangs walloped the Fort Benton Longhorns 79-58 in the consolation round.

Duane Walker, the sophomore center, dropped in 24 points for the Malta team and was assisted greatly by fellow sophomore Craig Stiles who totaled 26.

25 years ago

March 2, 1994

Mine employment headed to record

Zortman Mining Inc. will reach its highest employment level ever at the mine in the Little Rockies with over 250 employees and an annual payroll over $12 million.

10 years ago

March 9, 2009

Street Talk

Question: Is America drifting away from religion?

Renee Ricker: No, I think we're developing different kinds of faith we haven't seen before that can't be described by religion.

Jake Stewart: Yes. Because Fundamentalists and Christians are fighting with each other.

Candy Kalal: America is moving away from the Bible."

Misty Bruckner: Yes!


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