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Memories for Wednesday, May 31, 2023

10 yrs ago

May 29, 2013

Country western sensation, Gwen Sebastian was announced as the entertainment for the 2013 Philips County Fair in Dodson. Added to the line of entertainment also are the tractor pull and a youth dance.

Dr. Michael Veseth, of Malta, was recently selected as the President of the Montana Dental Association. He is a graduate of Concordia College.

Coach Glenn Flatt was retiring after coaching an impressive career at the helm as track coach of Malta High School.

Five teachers in the Malta School District announced their retirement. They include Evie Perry and Kristina Hanson from the high school, and elementary teachers Sue Poulton, Toni Ziegler and Sherry Dusek.

The Busy Bees 4-H Club erected crosses along the highways to remember the deceased and to urge safety when driving.

Malta senior McKenna Levesque ended her high school sports season when she placed seventh in golf at Bigfork.

Nick Bear, a student at Dodson, placed second in the high jump at the Class C State finals in Laurel.

At the Villa

(Showing again by popular demand)


Starring Christoph Waltz


25 yrs ago

May 27, 1998

Candidates for the office of Clerk and Recorder were Debbie Dyrdahl and incumbent Laurel Hines.

Incumbent County Commissioner Carol Kienenberger was being challenged by Steve Tremblay of Dodson. Sheriff Gene Peigneux was running unopposed in his bid for re-election.

Kirk Stiles and Julia Hammar each placed in the top ten at the Class C State Golf Tournament, finishing sixth and eighth respectively.

Ann and Casey Kienenberger and Marvin Cross announced the engagement of Shilo Cross to Levi Grant Messerly. A July 25 wedding is planned at the Bears Paw Mountains.

Dennis Raymond added his name to the docket for Justice of the Peace candidates, filing against Gayle Stahl, incumbent.

Katie Veseth was selected as the Phillips County Junior Miss for 1998. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mike Veseth.

Vicki and Darrell Olson announced the engagement of their daughter, Michelle, to Chad Rotenberger of Bowman, ND.

A “What’s Going on Here” seminar is being held at the Boiler Room and is sponsored by Consolidated Veterinarian Services; it is open to those wanting to learn about breeding programs, pre-conditioning, weaning, vaccines and cow worms.

Incumbent Ernie Bergsagel was being challenged by Wayne Stahl for the House of Representatives.

The Malta Women’s Club hosted their annual Top Ten Banquet honoring the top graduating seniors at Malta High School based on academic ranking. Honored were Katie McKeon, Cheryl Keller, Kim Wiederrick, D.J. Kuszmaul, Jeremy Otteson, Heather Bruckner, Barb Waters, Megan Parker, Pam Holman, and Jennifer Weakly.


50 yrs ago


May 24, 1973

Edward Schwartz was taken to the hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises resulting from a pickup accident on Saturday morning.

Malta superintendent of schools Jim Nordlund told the News that six windows were broken over the weekend by rocks and pellet guns. The damage/vandalism was at the high school and an average of two windows are broken each weekend, at the expense of the taxpayer.

The Cottonwood Grazing Association has purchased the Adair Hotchkiss ranch for $1,200.000. The Farmers Home Administration approved a loan of $700,000 and the balance would be made up by the 35 members of the Association. Denver Hould is President of the cattleman’s group.

Mrs. Dan Jones (Pres.) and Mrs. Ken Tonn (Sec/treas) were installed as officers of the Jayceens by past president Mrs. Ron Scott.

John Kalal was promoted to Lance Corporal in the marines. He is serving in California.

Dodson graduates are Verna Brenden, Kenneth Johnson, Penny Braach, James Newby, Margie Shaver, Casey Kienenberger, Lorilei Adams, Mike Rocheleau and Holly Wilke.

Closing out the card season, marathon bridge was held over the weekend. Placing first was Mrs. R. M. Wiprud, second-Mrs. Ramay Hould, third-Mrs. Ralpha Patrick, and fourth-Mrs. James Larcombe.

There were 63 entries in the Buddy Poppy coloring contest at the school, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Winning entrants were Betty Paulson, Chris Boe and Brad Boe.

Elected and installed were officers of the VFW Auxiliary: President Mrs. Dixon Grant, Sr. VP Mrs. Sam Carlson, Jr. VP Mrs. Malcolm Clouse, Conductress Mrs. Harold Schmoeckel, Treasurer Mrs. Louis Stuff, Secretary Mrs. Laura Eskildsen, and Guard Mrs. Egil Solberg.

At the Villa



Starring Walter Matthau & Carol Burnett



Starring Jack Lemmon & Laurie Heineman



Starring Catherine Hicks & Alex Vincent


75 yrs ago

Thur. May 27, 1948

Judge John Hurley of the 17th Judicial District, composed of Phillips and Valley counties, has filed his nominating petition with the Secretary of State in Helena to succeed himself on the judiciary ballot at the primary election, July 20.

R. J. Losleben was elected state deputy at the Knights of Columbus 1948 convention held in Anaconda last week.

Ten runs scored in the fifth inning spelled disaster for Dodson last Sunday afternoon as Malta journeyed to the fairgrounds town to score a 22-5 victory in the second game of the Phillips-Valley league season.

Michel Arrambide, prominent sheep rancher, died Monday evening. Arrambide was taken ill while working at the Itcaina-Arrambide ranch. He was brought to town and died a few minutes after entering the hospital. Born in Urepel, France in 1893, he was 55 years old. In 1915 he came to Montana and entered into partnership with Pete Itcaina, they took over the old Matador ranch; he is survived by his wife, Margaret, a brother and two sisters.

The Memorial Day Program at Dodson, is as usual at the school gym at 2 p.m. Miss Anita Sorkness, the junior chosen for this year’s Girl State and Vance Ramberg the junior of last years Boy State will give readings.


100 yrs ago

War is being waged in different parts of the county as the grasshopper situation begins to look serious.

Boner Zenor, a Whitewater farmer, died at a Glasgow hospital. The body was taken to Nebraska by his widow.

Tilly Lusby who had been ill at her home in Bowdoin was able to resume her duties at the Malta Mercantile store in Malta.

Clarence Cosner and Jack Roadhouse had rented a building in Shelby and were leasing out space for concessions during the stampede and Dempsey-Gibbon bout on the Fourth of July.


118 yrs ago

Mrs. Harry Vagg of Saco had been visiting Mrs. Harry Cosner. During her stay the two ladies went driving. One of the horses kicked himself loose and the women were thrown from the buggy. They were not injured.

Herman Stafford, former Malta cowboy was in jail in Seattle on a charge of defrauding a bank.

Two men held up in the Northwest Limited at Bearmouth but were outwitted and one captured.

Dr. F. M. Flynn was leaving Malta to establish a practice at Libby.

The ownership of the town of Zortman was being disputed as John and Susan Bron claimed title under a placer mining location.


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