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By Mark Hebert

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for March 13, 2019


March 13, 2019

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Maureen Kay Holman , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everall Holman, has been chosen as delegate to Girls State from Dodson High School. 1969.

100 years ago

March 11, 1919

Fred St. Hill and C.E. Secrest were candidates for re-election to the Malta School Board.


Two small children of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schumaker were burned to death in a farm home fire south of Malta. The children were two and four.


Harry Cosner was elected president and H.M. Kirton, secretary-treasurer of the Milk River Gun Club. On the board of directors were J.A. Tressler, Lon Ellis, and J.M. Brayton.


Pat Allery, Phillips County boy who lost his right arm in the Argonne, returned during the week.


A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Raymond of Malta.


Dudley Jones had been appointed mayor of Dodson.


A jaxx band had staged a dance in Malta, introducing the newest musical craze to the town.


Nineteen new members were added to the Malta Commercial Club in a one-day membership drive.


A series of Farm Bureau meetings was scheduled throughout the county. "Uncle Sam" Hampton was to be the featured speaker.

75 years ago

March 16, 1944

Malta Club Women discuss post-war period

The Malta Woman's Club met Tuesday evening with the Mesdames Wm, Robertson, Al Rothie, and Ed Simms as hostesses. The program arranged by Mrs. W. T. Williams, was a varied one, opening with a group of piano numbers played by Misses Delores Knutson, Delores Curley, and Marjorie Mangis.

Postwar plans, the theme, was developed thru articles read by Mrs. Al Rothie and Mrs. Wm. Robertson, and the theme was elaborated upon by the two guest speakers of the evening, Mr. Rothrock and Dr. W. T. Williams. Mr. Rothrock discussed two of the many postwar plans and Dr. Williams introduced the members to electronics, showing how "electronic tomorrow" will be a more comfortable and secure period than has been imagined.

Mustangs wind up basketball season

By losing to Plentywood, the Malta Mustangs lost their chance to place third in the divisional basketball tournament at Poplar last week.

In their first game the Mustangs were defeated by Ekalaka which placed second in the the meet. Wolf Point defeated Ekalaka by seven to win the championship.

The Mustangs defeated Fairview 37-33 putting them in a position for a play for third place. Ekalaka beat Malta by 8.

Coach Hardin wishes to thank Malta residents who aided in the transportation difficulties encountered during the year and the fans who backed up the team all season.

Loring Club meets at Orlo Simser residence

The Loring Woman's Club met March 11 at the home of Mrs. Orlo and Mrs. M. M. Danielson as hostesses. Ten members and three guests were present. Roll call was "Food In Wartime."

Miss Rachel Schmearer is organizing a Girl Scout unit under the sponsorship of the Woman's Club. A committee composed of E.M. Lovejoy, Ward Compton, and George Morrison was appointed to make plans for the annual men's establishment.

Whist was played after the meeting adjourned with high prizes going to Mrs. Lyman Corney and George Morrison and low prize to Rachel Schmearer and E. B. Stubblefield. A paper was read by Mrs. Simser, "The strategy of Feeding Europe."

Kenneth Humphreys receives wings of pilot

Kenneth Humphreys, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Humphreys of Malta, received the silver wings of an army airforce pilot and his commission as second lieutenant in graduating exercises at William Field, Chandler, Ariz., March 12.

He is a graduate of Malta High School with the class of 1941 and attended the State College at Bozeman one year. He is expected home on a short leave.

50 years ago

March 13, 1969

Mustangs Duane Walker, Craig Stiles win all-team honors

It takes experience to be an all-star in the tough Northern and Northcentral Class B basketball conference.

Duane Walker, the only sophomore to be named to the first team.

Another Malta sophomore, Craig Stiles, was named to the second team.

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Lynn Flemming (right) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Kassa, was selected as alternate. They are sponsored by the Thomas P. Appelhans Unit 65 of the American Legion Auxiliary in Dodson. 1969.

25 years ago

March 16, 1994

County spelling bee

Kirk Reichelt, a sixth-grade student at Whitewater School, spelled his way to first place in the Phillips County Spelling Bee held last Wednesday at Saco School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Curt Reichelt of Whitewater. Runner up was Malta right graders Barb Waters.

10 years ago

March 18, 2009

Landusky group seeks ownership of school

A Landusky group has been organized to try and keep ownership of the historical school as well as newer additions in the community.

The school has been empty since it was closed following the 2005-06 school year. A committee was formed, and the community decided to create a foundation and call it the "Landusky Foundation."


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