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The City Opened Event Center to Those Affected By Cold and Outages

On Friday, Jan. 12, as the mercury was rapidly disappearing in the thermometers, what everyone was worried about…came to be. About 4 a.m. Mayor John Demarais received the first of several calls and text messages alerting him to their lack of power. The sheriff’s office also started receiving calls of the same issue.

Like it was routine work as mayor, Demarais started to make plans to get the residents of Malta into shelter where they would be safe from exposure to the extreme cold. Demarais placed a wake-up call to PWD Jim Truelove and within half an hour, the doors were opened at the former o...


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