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Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for April 29, 2020

 

April 29, 2020

2010 Phillips County Junior Miss Holly Sullivan, center, is flanked by the other competitors after the pageant Saturday night. The contestants were, from the left: Angela Bruckner, Thoneta Bond, Holly Sullivan, Jessica Heppner, and Ramona King. PCN 2010.

100 years ago

April 30, 1920

The Malta Knights of Columbus Council was formally organized, and officers installed.

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Mayor John Survant had proclaimed a "clean-up" week.

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Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Trafton had returned from Florida where they spent the winter.

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Mrs. Nellie Chase was elected president and Mrs. Catherine Weikle, vice president, of the Union Congregation Church Aid of Malta.

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County extension agents and home demonstration leaders from counties in northeastern Montana were meeting in Malta. The Phillips County agent was W. P. Stapelton.

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The Camp Fire Girls had completed a year of activity.

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Local landowners were planning on increasing the acreage of potatoes, which were critically scarce in the Malta area. L.C. Edwards was planting an acre; R. W. Garland, three; Thomas Facey, three, and H. G. Robinson, two.

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The cement work on the new schoolhouse was started.

75 years ago

May 3, 1945

Staff Sgt. Wheeler is killed in action

The death of Staff Sgt. Frank K. Wheeler in action in Germany on April 13, was announced this week by the War Department. Sgt. Wheeler was serving with the tank corps of the Fifth Division, first army.

Sgt. Wheeler enlisted in the army on March 31, 1942, and was 35 years of age and lived in the Content community as a child when his parents homesteaded near Content in 1919.

Badges awarded at Scout Court of Honor

Tenderfoot, second class, and first-class badges were awarded at a Boy Scout Court of Honor Tuesday evening. J. H. Lesselyong presided at the court of honor and badges were awarded by Hans G. Mesbut and Kenneth Knutson, members of the scout advancement committee, and Hurley Wilson.

Tenderfoot badges were awarded to the following Scouts: Wesley Koss, David Grimsley, Kenneth Spaller, Danny Vert, George Knutson, Jimmy Patterson, Thomas Schurr, Lorry Anderson, Elmer Seel, Chuck Klimper, Curtis Smith, Jimmi Wood, David Rustad, Robert Allen, Lowell Smith, Lee Dobson, Jay White, Leon Conner, Wesley Anderson, Wendell Anderson, Hurley Wilson, Maurice Helland, Dale Lamb, Tom Morrow, and Alan Matton.

Second class badges went to Emmett Claypool, Wesley Koss, David Grimsley. Kenneth Spaller, Danny Vert, George Knutson, Jimmy Patterson, Thomas Schurr, Robert Allen, Lowell Smith, Wendell Anderson, Hurley Wilson, and Louis Ruiz.

First-class badges were awarded to Emmett Hoynes, George Campbell, Allen Wilson, and Ray Veseth.

50 years ago

April 30, 1970

Top Whitewater seniors

Whitewater High School has named Rick Kinshella valedictorian and Cathy Studdard salutatorian for the Class of 1970. The parents of the honor students are Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kinshella and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Simbleman.

Heavy snowstorm damaged powerlines

Power outages were commonplace along the Hi-Line Tuesday and the hardest-hit areas centered at Saco and Malta where heavy snow was accompanied by gusty winds.

The storm began Monday with rain totaling .24 inches by 5 p.m. that day. It rained steadily on Monday night and then turned to wet, heavy, driving snow by forenoon on Tuesday. A total of 1.77 inches of moisture fell in about 48 hours.

25 years ago

May 3, 1995

Roberta McNamara, former Secretary of Defense during the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson administrations, admits in his new book that the Vietnam War was a mistake. How do you feel about that?

John Koss: I feel let down. I think we could have won the war if they had done it right.

Sheila Wilson: Its history!

Winners in the local Beef Cookoff sponsored by the Phillips County CattleWomen were, from the left, Tess Lundstrom, first, Paula Lundstrom, second, and Nicole Robinson, third. PCN 1995.

Pat Ricci: I feel he is right. They didn't let the military conduct the war. They had to take directions from politicians.

J. W. Roberts: Any war is a mistake.

10 years ago

May 10, 2010

Howard, Olson top Whitewater Class of 2010

Raelynn Howard has earned the honor of serving as the valedictorian for the Whitewater Class of 2010.

Serving as salutation will be Leah Elisabeth Olson.

Howard is the daughter of Jeff and DeeAnn Howard.

Olson is the daughter of Pat and Rose Olson.

 

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