By Mark Hebert
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Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for June 12, 2019

 

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The annual Little M-ettes Basketball Camp concluded last week an awards ceremony. Rebecca Smith earned MVP honors. Other awards included: Hot Shot Champ: Rebecca Smith: One-on-One: Laramie Scheffelmaer; Free Throw Champ: Rebbeca Smith; Miss Hustle: Kelsey Kuehn; Four-on-Four Champs: Darby Schye, Jamison Erickson, Jazmine Pewitt, and Jenise Amestoy; Shooting League Champs: Rebecca Smith, Janise Amestoy; Shooting League Champs: Rebecca Smith, Janise Amestoy, Shay Garfield, Sydney Ware, and Lauren Zwiers. PCN 2009.

100 years ago

June 12, 1919

Robert Clarkson has been re-engaged as County Extension Agent by the Board of County Commissioners.

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George Armstrong and Delena Robertoyre were married at Glasgow. They planned to make their home south of Malta on Armstrong's ranch.

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J.M. Johnson and son have purchased the Fifth Avenue Meat market.

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John Shempp of Freewater said to be the youngest man in the AEF, has returned to his home after war service in France.

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The L.M. Mead home on Cottonwood Creek was badly damaged by a severe hail storm.

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The North Side Livery Barn, owned and operated by Claude Moore, and the Malta Hotel, owned by Mrs. Henrietta Caselberg, were destroyed by a Sunday night fire.

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Dwight Jones and Tom Lansdon of Dodson and Matt Walker of Matador Ranch are planning big things for the barbecue which was to feature the first annual veteran's convention in Malta June 30 and July 1. Two bands are to be on hand and two dances are to be held each evening.

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Capacity crowds packed the courthouse for the murder trial of "Red" Gregory, charged with fatally woundingMarion Harle at a Missouri River dance in January. Gregory was found guilty and given a 10 to-20-year penitentiary sentence. A second murder trial at the court session was the case against Ike Jordan, charged with killing Lee Boothe at Zortman the previous year.

75 years ago

June 15, 1944

Newspapers of state suffer from war

World War II, which has skyrocketed most industries to phenomenal volume and knocked out some nonessential enterprises completely for the for the war's duration had caused a 22-percent mortality in Montana of Montana's newspaper business.

The presses of 33 of the state's 149 daily, weekly and semi-monthly newspapers have stopped rolling since Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Local dog receives discharge from K9 corps

Playboy, son of Rinleau and grandson of Strongheart of the movies, has received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army and a letter from the captain of his K9 corps state that he "well and faithfully performed his duties showing exceptional alertness and intelligence."

Playboy was enlisted in the K9 corps a year ago by his master, Phillip Strope. Due to the nature of Playboy's duties in the army, he was not recommended for civilian life. The Stropes wrote Captain N.B. Goodsal asking that he be turned over to some good kennels for breeding purposes as his pedigree makes him a very valuable dog. He was two-years-old.

50 years ago

June 12, 1969

Senior Center opening drew large crowd

Approximately 100 persons attended the opening of the Phillips County Senior Center last Friday evening. The Center was opened with a smorgasbord dinner. Among those in attendance were Hugh Simanton, Director of the Center and Steve Granat who was the principal speaker at the dinner.

Dog problem again rehashed at Monday Council meeting

The dog problem in Malta got another airing at the Malta City Council meeting Monday. Ray Henneman appeared before the Council and suggested that perhaps enforcement of the present dog ordinances would be sufficient to placate those pushing for a leash law. The entire present ordinance concerning dogs in Malta was read, and the Council agreed that with some updating and wording changes the present law would be tried for a while before a stringent leash law was passed.

Everyone present at the meeting agreed that enforcement was the key to the problem, and without this, no dog law would be effective.

25 years ago

June 15, 1994

Summer Fashion Show sizzles

Sizzling Summer Fun was the theme of the annual Phillips County 4-H Fashion Revue held last Friday at the Little White Church in Malta. Nineteen girls took part in the show in which they modeled for judges their own creations.

Top winners at the show were Trisha Hammond, beginning junior division; Haley Hammond, first place construction in the senior division; and Jacquelyn Lind, advanced junior division.

Local athletes will play as B all-stars

Two Malta Mustangs football players who graduated this Spring and possibly a third will take part in the Class B All-Star Football game in Billings.

Mike Geyer played linebacker and offensive guard last year. Aaron Oxarart played split-end and free safety, and both will play for the North. Matt Gilkerson, offensive and defensive lineman, was named as an alternative to the team.

10 years ago

June 13, 2009

Locals participate in Miles City Wagon Train

Participating in the wagon train from Brockton to Miles City last week were Matt Mangis, Craig and Mary Mangis, Gary and Wilma Plouffe, and Jesse Benson. The wagon train arrived in Miles City for the 12th-anniversary celebration and parade of the Montana Stock Growers Association.

Demarais earns 'Rookie of Year' in high school rodeo

JayAnn Demarais, a freshman at Malta High School, recently was awarded the Gist Silversmiths "Rookie of the Year" award at the Montana State High School Finals Rodeo held in Bozeman.

Demarais participated in pole bending, barrel racing, breakaway roping, goat tying, and team roping. The award was based on her performance over the entire season.

 

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