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Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for August 26, 2020


August 26, 2020

Fourteen high school-age youths from the greater Malta Lutheran Parish and three adult counselors flew from Billings Monday on a Boeing 727 en route to New York City and Madison Square Garden where they are attending the Luther League convention of the American Lutheran Churches. Pictured before their departure for Billings are, kneeling from the left, Billie Rae Campbell, Gloria Flansaas, Holly Southwick, Dorene Rudd, and Carol Gernaat, counselor. Standing are Marion Partridge, Pat Halvorson of Turner, Charlene Ruud, Arne Lefdahl, Debbie Waters, Gene Compton, Kari Benzinger, Terrianne Jacobson, and Janet Dancer. PCN 1970.

100 years ago

August 24, 1920

Clark Gish of Lovejoy was badly hurt when his saddlehorse fell with him.


Knute Numeland, a farmer around 15 miles south of Malta, died of injuries when his team ran away with a mower. Numeland lay in the field for 24 hours before he was found by a neighbor.


A marriage license was issued to Harold Garland and Ethel Mead of Freewater.


Final testimony was taken in the county division case and the matter was taken under advisement by the county commissioners while they awarded an opinion from the attorney general.


The Phillips County Fair was scheduled to open the following week with Farm Bureau exhibits being one of the features of the displays.


Mrs. Curtis Smith, who had been seriously ill at her home in the western part of the state, returned with her mother, Mrs. C. W. Wilson, of Freewater.


Election results showed that Fred L. Robinson, successful candidate for the office of county assessor, had pulled the largest vote of any candidate who had opposition.

75 years ago

August 30, 1945

End of war brings activity at old mining camps

The gold mining camps of Zortman and Landusky are beginning to stir again as rumors of the release of materials are heard and the shutdown of essential war plants release men for work.

The Rock Creek Mining Company, of which J. A. MacIntosh and Matt Waymire are the principal stockholders, has completed the wrecking of the Little Ben Mill above Landusky and will move it to their holdings about two miles east where they have been accumulating a stockpile of gold ore.

Max Klimper and Earl Boothe have leased the Little Big Mines and are working the property at the present time. The property has been leased from Kate. B. Whitcomb.

Discharged from service

The following are additional men who have been discharged from the service: Louie LaRoche, Floyd Rudd Kelser, James E. Coffman, Lloyd C. Mason, and Glenn A. Flansaas.

50 years ago

August 27, 1970

Lewis Dyrdahl, 1913 homesteader, died on Friday

Lewis. N. Dyrdahl, 63, a Northern Phillips County resident for 57 years, died Friday, August 21, at the Malta Hospital.

He was born on April 25, 1887, in Kenyon, Minn. He homesteaded in the Lovejoy community in 1913 and continued his farming and ranching operations with his son, Norman, in the Loring community until his death. Dyrdahll and Bertha Hatlinghouse were married on December 20, 1917, and he was a charter member of the Loring Lutheran Church and helped with the construction of the present church and community hall.

25 years ago

September 6, 1995

Walleye plant will help guide future stocking at Nelson

A walleye fishermen's eyes usually light up when he or she's taking fish out of the water, but members of the local Walleyes Unlimited were putting fish into the water last Thursday.

Club members teamed up with agents from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to plant some 9,500 specially grown fingerling size walleyes into Nelson Reservoir. Local Walleye members Pete Dalby, Doug Henry, and Mike Lang and others spent several hours lipping the right gill of the 9,500 fish and then released them into the reservoir.

10 years ago

September 1, 2010

47th annual Saco Fun Days are this week

If you haven't made plans to attend the 47th annual Saco Fun Days celebration September 3-through-5, you'll be missing out on one of the most fun-filled weekends in Phillips County.

The celebrations will include the Saco Mosquito Run, an American Idol-style talent show at Jake's Bar, a pancake breakfast at the OB Café, and demolition derby and mud bog competition.


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