Members of the Malta High School Class of 1948 present for last week's reunion are pictured above. Front Row, from the left, Katherine Feberwee Lund, Maxine Trotter Lovejoy, Violet Newtown Green, Verda Howell Higdem, Marge Mangis Johnson, Edna Mae Coon Waters, and Shirley Tyler Legg. Second row: Norma Lake Barrett, Doris Cummings Matsch, Joe Reynolds, Barbara Harrison Loleben, Sheila Edwards Simanton, George Knudsen, Ike Knudsen, and Manley Trottier. Third row: Alfred Grabofsky, Rita McMenomey Smith, Esther Ruiz Martin, Elaine Hendrickson Verdon, David LaFond, Kenneth Spaller, Collin Campbell, and Dwayne Simanton. Backrow: Harlie Waters, Phil Sims, Ervin V. Carlier, Jim Howard, Duane Smith, Bill Black, and Art Halvorson.
100 years ago
July 9, 1919
The locomotive of the Great Northern's mail train No. 27, blew up at Dunkirk, 10 miles east of Shelby, killing the firemen, engineer and engineer's 12-year-old son. The explosion was caused by a shortage of water at Chester.
A prairie fire had destroyed much of the range grass north and east of Bowdoin Lake.
The Chase and V.J. Ludwick families have returned from a vacation spent at Glacier Park.
The First National Bank quarters at the corner of Front Street and Fifth Avenue are being remodeled and enlarged.