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By Mark Hebert

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for October 2, 20191


October 2, 2019

PCN Archives

The 1969 Malta Mustangs Football players are: front row from the left; Mark Hughes, Jim Nevrivy, Darrell Olson, Ken Blunt, Tim Carlson, Don Green, Greg Brown, Mark Pankratz, Ross Licht, and Murray Matthews. Second row; Coach Glenn Flatt, Kevin Salsbery, Bim Oxarart, Wade Hasler, Bud Slade, Bruce Bruckner, Dan Matthews, John Kalal, Larry Young, Arne Lefdahl, and assistant Coach Mike Cummings. Third row; Lance Ivanish, Jim McKeon, Mike Emond, Randy Skinner, Tom McKoy, Keith Maristuen, Mike Lowney, Randy Frazier, and Duane Walker. Fourth row; Dan Drydahl, Bill Cole, Gene Compton, Dick Mavencamp, Jack Mamla, Brian Robertson, and Mervin Bishop. Top row; Fred Perry, Ken Kaufman, Craig LaFond, Craig Stiles, Jeff Hungerford, Rick Mans, and Managers Doug

100 years ago

October 8, 1919

H.S. Witcomb of Phillips County was named a member of the executive board of the Good Roads Association formed at a meeting of delegates from Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Sheridan, and Roosevelt Counties.


Fire damaged the C.M. Porter residence in Malta.


The Malta Commercial Club was considering the purchase of a tract of land north of Malta along the Milk River for use as a park.


Miss Stella Morley and John Mickus were married in Malta.


The fine new school building at Bowdoin was completed and the school opened with a staff of five teachers.


County Agent W.P. Stapleton has returned with his bride, the former Mabel Stener of Akely, Minn.


Miss Edna Partridge was the pianist at the Palace Theatre.


George Robinson and Lawrence Costello had reentered high school after having withdrawn the previous year to enlist in the Marines. Basketball prospects were looking up with their arrival.

75 years ago

October 12, 1944

Assembly of God Church at Saco to be dedicated

At Saco on Tuesday, October 17, there will be a fellowship meeting of the Northeast Section of the Assemblies of God.

An important feature of these services will be the dedication of the Assembly of God Church in Saco of which A. A. Howell is pastor.

Bleachers and sales ring completed

A new $2,000 sales ring and bleachers are being completed at the County Yards in the east end of town. The ring, which is 54x60 feet, will be used for the first time during the second annual Northeastern Montana Hereford Breeders Association show and sale on October 22 and 23.

Bleachers will accommodate from 1,500 to 2,000 spectators.

Pioneers of Saco celebrate 50th anniversary

Wednesday of last week the golden anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Broadbrooks, pioneering Saco residents. Mr. and Mrs. Broadbrooks have ranched here for nearly 50 years and have a host of friends who wish them many more anniversaries.

50 years ago

October 9, 1969

Mustangs beat Choteau, Conrad here Friday

The Malta Mustangs rang up their fourth conference win last Friday night in Choteau on a cold, wind-swept field, defeating the Bulldogs 23-6.

Doing a fine job on offense were Kevin Salsbery, Bim Oxarart, Fred Perry, and Dan Matthews.

25 years ago

October 5, 1994

Street Talk

Question: Could you be on the O.J. Simpson jury?

Ginger Boschee: No, there has been too much publicity on it!

Lona Darrah: No, because I don't think it matters what the jury thinks. He has already been tried by the press.

PCN Archives

Angela Bruckner, Alex Porter, and Kelsey Prellwitz have been selected to perform with the All-State Band and Orchestra at MSU-Bozeman during the Montana Music Educators Association Convention

Linda Smith: Sure, I could. Hang the nice guy!

Leonard Whitefox: No, it's too complicated.

10 years ago

October 7, 2009

M-ettes first at Shelby

The Malta M-ette Cross Country Team claimed first place Monday at the Shelby High School meet, placing four girls in the top 10 finishers and six in the top 15.

Senior Bobbi Knudsen finished second overall in a time of 19:53 and was followed by Nicole Arnold, 20:08, in third, Holly Sullivan, 20:31, fourth, and Hannah Kala, 21:01, seventh.

Betsy Sullivan finished in 11th, and Kori Kindle, 22:36, placed 15th.

Malta took the team title with 27 points and was followed by Browing with 49.


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