Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for June 26, 2019


PCN Archives

4-H Home Economics Judging ...These girls were the senior division winners in the Phillips County 4-H Home Economics judging day held on June 19 at the library meeting room. From the left are Judy Blunt, who was first in the senior division; Patty Lang; Wilma Henry, second place; Virginia Koss, third place, and Connie Scofield who tied with Patty Lang for fourth place. The girls judged bread, cheese sandwiches, wool hems, aprons, hair styles, room arrangements and canned food. PCN 1969.

100 years ago

June 26, 1919

Phillips County Russian Thistle crop is being touted as the latest thing in greens and they were being recommended for canning for winter use at a canning demonstration held locally.


John A. Tressler had returned from Helena predicting a Republican victory.


Zortman had entertained returning servicemen at a big dance and rodeo.


Mrs. Gust Karsens has spent several days in the Larb Hills picking berries.


Jim Cotter returned from New York state after attending to local business affairs.


A freight train backed into the Lyman Austin car at the east crossing when the family was starting for home after attending the veteran's convention. The car was filled with people. It was demolished but only one little girl was slightly injured.


Dick Thompson returned from war service in France. He served as a bugler.

75 years ago

June 29, 1944

Malta entertained World War I Convention

Twenty-five years ago this week, to be exact on June 30 and July 1, Malta was host to the first state convention of World War I veterans. The story of the convention as carried in the news columns of the old Malta Enterprise is a complete account of the program and barbecue.

R. V. Tucker was marshal of the day's events; Governor Sam V. Stewart gave an address the second day. Mayor E. Skowler made the welcome address and Mrs. Florence Kerr Facey spoke in behalf of the Phillips County Red Cross.

Several thousand people partook of the barbequed dinner at Trafton Park and at 2 o'clock the crowd gathered at the ballpark expecting a game between Malta and Glasgow, but on account of No. 2 being delayed the Glasgow team did not arrive and a bucking contest was put forward.

The delayed baseball game was played in the evenings, the score being three to one in favor of Malta. The Wolf Point and Havre bands furnished music throughout the convention and both evening three dances kept those so inclined busy.

50 years ago

June 26, 1969

Licensed pilot at 17

Kenneth Cebulski received his private pilot's license on his 17th birthday, June 9. Minimum age requirement for the license is 17 and Cebulski is believed to be the youngest pilot ever to receive his pilot's license in Malta. George E. Knudsen also received his license on the day and both were taught by their instructor, and Kenneth's father, Russell Cebulski.

On Sale at Ken's Thriftway

This week on sale at Ken's Thrift are: 28-ounce bottles of Top Job bleach, 69¢, and come with a free flying saucer for kids; Banquet TV Dinners, 39¢, chicken, beef, or turkey; Pork Chops, 89¢ per pound; U.S. No. 1 Cucumbers, 10¢ each, and Excel Skinless Hot Dogs, 1-lb package, 69¢.

25 years ago

June 29, 1994

Ocas Phil (The Duck-Bill)

Who is "Ocas Phil The Duck Bill?"

That's Phillips County's very own dinosaur Duck-Bill are busy trying to raise money to find a permanent home for the Hadrosaur (Duck-Bill) dinosaur being unearthed at a site located on BLM land in southern Phillips County. The dinosaur's remains would become the focal point of a new and extended Phillips County Museum if all goes as planned.

Street Talk

PCN Archives

All-around cowboy...Mervin "Babsie" Bishop of Malta was selected as all-around cowboy at the District 1 high school rodeo held in Malta last Saturday and Sunday. Bishop is 16-year-old and it was the first rodeo competition he had entered, winning the saddle bronc and taking second in bareback. PCN 1969.

Question: Do you think the USA will survive another 100 years?

Bill Black: Well, I'm not going to be here I really don't know.

Florence Charlton: Well, of course! We're tough! We're survivors!

Leo DePuydt: Definitely but, not without some moral changes.

Debbie Hammond: Well, I hope so, but, I worry a lot about the trend away from family. I think that's what holds things together.

10 years ago

July 1, 2009

Sundance Kid, Kid Curry plan to visit

The Sundance Kid (Harry Alonzo Longbaugh), one of the most famous and colorful outlaws in the history of the American West, will be portrayed by Dan Thyer who is the Living History of Montana Coordinator for the Montana Heritage Commission and accompanying the Kid Curry(Harvey Logan) enacted by Bob Simpson at the Phillips County Museum on July 11.


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