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Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for April 8, 2020


100 years ago

April 8, 1920

Citizens of Malta were urged to attend a mass meeting at the courthouse to organize a hospital association. The meeting was being called upon the recommendation of Dr. G.W. Clay, who stated that hospital facilities in Malta were inadequate.


A meeting of the Milk River Boosters Association held at the commercial club rooms resulted in a contribution of $1,000 from the City to assist in advertising the Milk River Valley. C. B. Hauke of Chinook was the principal speaker.


Two bond issues were to be voted upon at an election on April 23. A $150,000 bond issue for the construction of a courthouse was one, and a similar issue for county roads was the second.


The farmers were getting their land in shape for the season’s crops. However, a severe snowstorm had put an abrupt stop to work in the fields.


The Malta Creamery was open for business.


Dick Thompson had returned to Malta from Eureka where he had spent the winter.

75 years ago

April 12, 1945

War injuries are fatal to D. Egholm

Pfc. Donald H. Egholm of the U. S. Marines, a former resident of Phillips County, died of wounds received in action on Iwo Jima on Feb. 26, his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest H. Wilkins of Bigfork, have been informed.

Saco 4-H Cooking Club meets again

The Saco Girls 4-H Cooking Club met on April 4. The meeting was called to order by the preseudnet, Ruth Kohnolin and new members were Mary Ellen Newton, Lorraine Newton, Irene Valez, Dorothy Slaymaker, and Irene Copple.

On Sale at Safeway

Flour, Harvest Blossom brand, 50-LB Bag, $1.98.

SPAM, 12 oz. jars, 34¢

Cheese, Velveeta brand, ½ Lb glass, 22¢

Roast beef, 27¢ per pound

Northern Tissue, 4 for 23¢

50 years ago

April 9, 1970

11 students All-State Band, Chorus

Eleven students of the music department at Malta High School have been accepted to play in the All-State Band and Chorus during the State Music Festival in May.

Those chosen for the All-State Band are David Bergsagel, Vicki Charlton, Virginia Koss, and Doug Siegle.

Participating in All-State Chorus will be Billie Rae Campbell, Debbie Kalal, Lorraine Mangis, Diana Allen, Tim Nelson, Gary Chaney, and Alan Robertson.

574 children got Rubella Vaccine

Marylea Stevens was one of 574 children of Phillips County from the ages of 1-to-11 that received immunizations at the Rubella Clinic held in Malta last Friday. The clinic was described by Mrs. J. E. Lang, chairman of the project, as very successful. There were 207 children immunized in the 1-to-5 age group and 367 in the 6-to-11 age group.

Mosquito Board urges draining ditch burning

The Phillips County Mosquito Control Board would like to remind farmers in the valley to burn their draining ditches, especially the ditches that were sprayed last year.

School play at Whitewater

“Rest Assured,” a comedy in three acts, will be presented by Whitewater High School students on Friday.

The cast of characters is Perry Dolphay, Tina DeMontigny, Cathy Studdard, Janet DeMontigny, Dixie Dunbar, Dan Simonson, Rick Kinshella, Edith Dolphay, Gary Anderson, Marilyn Dolphay, Jesse Murdock, Kim Hellie, Bob Olson, Dan Kinshella, Steele Fletcher, and Tina Pehlke. The play is being directed by Mrs. Bill Dunbar.

25 years ago

April 12, 1995

Street Talk

Question: This week was Grandparent’s Week in Malta Schools. What do you think is the biggest difference now and when you went to school?

Eva Oxarart: (Visiting her grandson, Cody Oxarart) Running water.

Jane Kolczak: (Visiting her grandson, Josh Newton) All the modern inventions.

Skip Omdahl: (Visiting granddaughter, Jayla Depuydt) The education the first graders get is about what we had in third grade. And computers.

Laura Simanton: (visiting Julisa and Jon Simanton) No rigid seating plan. The kids seem happy and not bored.


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