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By Mark Hebert

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for October 23, 2019


October 23, 2019

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At the October 18 meeting of the Loring Woman's Country Club, Mrs. LaBonna Lovejoy and Mrs. Grace Simser were honored with a special surprise program to commemorate their years of service to the club. Both women have belonged for 40 years, joining in the fall of 1929. PCN 1969.

100 years ago

October 23, 1919

The Pioneer Hotel at Dodson burned to the ground in a fire of undetermined origin. The $50,000 hotel was owned by Dudley Jones.


A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Gabriel.


Horace Palmer of Bowdoin was a business visitor in Malta.


The community was experiencing the first cold spell of the season.


George A. Chambers had gone to Livingston to visit friends.


Karl Gjersing had returned from Butte where he underwent an operation.


The Commercial Club had decided to continue electric service on Sundays in view of the fact that the fire siren was operated by electricity and the fact that fires might occur on Sunday as well as any other day.

75 years ago

October 26, 1944

Legion funds buy seven cases of cigarettes

Seven cases of cigarettes have been sent to the servicemen overseas from collections of pennies, nickels, and dimes which have accumulated in the American Legion boxes and jars placed at various houses around Malta.

The project started about six months ago by the Phillips County post and to date $166.55 has been collected in this manner. The project has concluded according to J.J. Lang, chairman, because of the fact that cigarette manufactures are unable to supply cartons for the time being.

Holman reelected head of Stock Association

Steve Holman of Dodson was re-elected President of the North-Eastern Montana Hereford Breeders Association at the annual meeting held Sunday afternoon in the Malta City Hall.

B. M. Phillips Cattle bring high price at Chicago.

A shipment of heavy steers from the B. M. Phillips Ranch at Landusky made news on the Chicago Livestock Market last week when they sold for $15.50 per hundred-weight and averaged 1,384 pounds.

Another shipper to Chicago from Phillips County was Wesley Wright of Whitewater who marketed 85 head of mixed steers, heifers, and cows.

50 years ago

October 23, 1969

Shelby wraps up season by beating Malta

The Shelby Coyotes defeated the Malta Mustangs in Shelby Friday night 35-14 to wrap up the 3B Championship in a hard-fought ball game.

The Mustangs ended the football season with a record of 4-2 on the year after defeating Browning 44-14 yesterday.

Gene Peigneux shot Sunday by unknown party

Eugene "Gene" Peigneux, 17, is reported to be doing well at the hospital in Glasgow after being struck with a high-powered riffle bullet while hunting on Sunday morning while hunting with his brother, Larry, on his father's ranch north of First Creek Hall. It is not known who fired the bullet which hit him.

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Jan Stine, front right, was the top local point winner in the Little Rockies Bridge Tournament held this past weekend at Roger's Banquet Room in Malta. Other tournament winners included (from the left) John Laneryou, Bernie Patrick, Joan Leeds Patrick, Elmer Fisher, (Jan Stine), and Keith Stine. PCN 1994.

25 years ago

October 26, 1994

New airport northwest of Malta leads list of possible locations

Plans for a new county airport that could be located northwest of Malta moved another step along the road Monday.

One of the six sites include the existing airport. The study will look at the feasibility of expanding the runway and necessary "runway protection zones" while staying at the same site.

10 years ago

October 28, 2009

Whitewater paving project draws low bid of $7,865,927 from Wichens Construction

Wichens Construction Inc., of Lewistown, submitted a low bid for paving the Whitewater Highway Project of $7,865,927.


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