Phillips County, MT

Phillips County,

Anna Elizabeth Eich (Clouse)

Anna passed away of natural causes, at the Copper Ridge Nursing Home in Butte, Montana surrounded by her family on May 4th, 2021. Anna was born in Malta, Phillips County, Montana to Sylvester James Clouse and Aleen Viola Clouse (Jones) on March 26th, 1943. She was 78 years old at the time of death. Anna graduated from Malta High School. Was married to Gerhart (Jerry) Eich then followed Jerry around the state while building grain elevators, a few years later they divorced. She bartended at the Pastime bar, then the Great Northern Hotel in Malta. Later, she moved to Whitehall and started work for Town Pump as a Deli Manager in Whitehall, Butte, and East Helena, working for Town Pump for over 20 years, before retiring.
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PC Sheriff, deputies, involved in chase

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 0739 hours, the Phillips County Sheriff's Office was notified of a pursuit of a vehicle by Fort Belknap Police officers on Route 66, heading South towards US 191. Sheriff Jerry Lytle, Undersheriff Kevin Metcalf, and Deputy Seth Sanguins engaged and. started driving south of...

Coach Wasson shares State C Track experience

Just when you thought track season was over... Last week, the Phillips County News contacted Whitewater Penguin Track and Field Head Coach Charlene Wasson with a few questions pertaining to the 2021 State C Track Meet held in Missoula on Friday, May 28, through Saturday, May 29. Coach Wasson’s response was heart-felt and the publisher felt that this response warranted a few more columns, so that Coach Wasson’s experience could be shared.

Erickson sisters lead Saco to top ten at State C

The Erickson sisters meant business. Freshman Teagan Erickson and her older sister Jaycee Erickson accounted for five medals at the 2021 State C Track and Field Meet in Missoula last weekend. The Whitewater Penguins were also represented at the podium as Kendra Cummings and Kia Wasson both placed at state.
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Cree Crossing hay lease up for bid, due on June 16

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is beginning the sealed bid process for a one-year hay lease on the Cree Crossing Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located north of Nelson Reservoir in Phillips County. The sealed bids will be accepted through 3 p.m. on June 16, at which time the sealed bids will be opened and read aloud at the Regional FWP office in Glasgow.
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Cree Crossing One-Year Hay Lease Available by Sealed Bid

SACO, Mont. (NMB) – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has announced the start of the sealed bid process for a one-year hay lease on the Cree Crossing Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located north of Nelson Reservoir in Phillips County. Bids will be accepted through 3 PM on June 16th. They...

Roy George "Putt" Ereaux

Roy George "Putt" Ereaux, 72, passed away May 20, 2021, at his home in Malta, Montana with his family by his side. Putt was the 8th of 11 children born to Fred and Ilene (Burlingame) Ereaux on January 21, 1949, in Malta. He started 1st grade at the Wagner school. When the family moved to Malta, he attended St Mary's Catholic School, and Malta Public Schools graduating in 1967. After high school, he attended Carroll College and played football for the Fighting Saints.
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County Students graduate after normal-"ish" year

Forty high school seniors across Phillips County graduated over the past couple of weekends. Each school was able to hold graduations without capacity restrictions for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic complicated things in the 2019-2020 year. The following are observations made by the Phillips County News reporters, who were able to attend all four high school graduation events.
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PCMS Track sees first action of 2021

Phillips County Motorsports held its track clean-up and test and tune on Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16. The track clean-up was held on Saturday, May 15. The grass was mowed, all areas cleaned up and the track was prepped for the season of racing. Retired track manager, and current "water...

Saco girls take second at Eastern C

The Dodson, Saco, and Whitewater teams competed in the 2021 Eastern C Divisional Track Meet last Thursday, May 20. The Saco Lady Panthers finished highest amongst all Phillips County teams taking second in the Women's Varsity meet. The Plentywood Lady Wildcats won the Women's Varsity meet with a total of...
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Phillips County Farm Bureau Recognizes Local Representatives

Montana’s 67th Legislative Session came to a close on April 29th, 2021, and can generally be considered a success for agriculture. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) followed and took action on over 75 bills, formally supporting 50 and opposing 19 based on MFBF policy. MFBF had a 100% success rate in killing legislation they opposed, protecting agricultural and property rights. Of course, MFBF efforts would have been less successful without the support of active legislators who consistently vote with agriculture’s best interests in mind, such as those representing Phillips County.
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Letter to the Editor

It's time to recognize heroes within the Republican Party. It is about time we recognized the true heroes of the Republican Party. They are not the dopey louts who rampaged through our nation’s capital and the moral cowards who still cover for them. They are not the ranting demagogues exploiting the emotions of the resentful. They were the unsung people not seeking attention, but doing their jobs: from poll workers to police officers. They were Republican state legislators and governors who did not bend to pressure to overturn the elections in their state. They were Republican judges who did not allow mere allegations unsupported by credible evidence to deny votes that happened. They were a Vice President who proved loyal to the Constitution and the rule of law above any man. They were Republican congressional representatives and senators who did not fear to hold their own president accountable and dared to stand on their conscience instead of follow the majority of their party. They did not win. But they showed more bravery than the majority in their party who did.

Merrimans operate diversified farm/ranch south of Malta

MALTA, Mont. – On the northern High Plains in Phillips County, Anna and Cliff Merriman operate 4M Farms, an organic dryland grain farm and cow/calf operation, along with a smattering of other livestock. The Merrimans have two children, Courtney, 11, and Beau, 9. They have been homeschooled since October 2020,...
Chouteau County,

Green Acres

MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC) and MSU Extension in Phillips, Blaine, Chouteau and Liberty Counties will be hosting several field days this year. These field days highlight the work being done on Northern Agricultural Research Center test plots within the different counties. Speakers for each of the events include...
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PC Track Teams at Wolf Point Meet

The Phillips County Track teams all competed at the Gene Nelson Memorial Inviational in Wolf Point last Friday, May 7, at Lowry field. The M-ettes were the highest scoring Phillips County team, placing second in the girls' meet while racking up 78 points. Not too far behind Malta were the fourth place Class C Saco Lady Panthers who scored a total of 64 points, one point shy of third place Glasgow. The Whitewater girls were eighth amongst teams with 42 points. The girls' meet was won by Circle who had 82 points.
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Results from the North-East Top Ten Meet

Discus - 1.6kg Finals: 1. Cash Salsbery, 141-00 MAL, 6. David Pitman, 126-04 MAL, 7. Beau Simonson, 126-00 WW. Javelin - 800g Finals: 2. Rex Williamson, 148-04PR MAL. High Jump Finals: 6. Connor Tuss, 5-04.00 MAL. Womens Results. 100 Meters Finals: 7. Erica Smith, 13.88a MAL, 10. Josie Brown, 16.50a...
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PCHC CEO Talks About Changes

We would like to inform the public about a couple of changes happening at Phillips County Hospital and Family Health Clinic. Recently we have moved our PALS and DME departments into the clinic to aide in the patient flow. This allows us to offer the best all inclusive care where we can service you in a timely manner. Please call 406-654-1800 to schedule your visit for these services.
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May is Membership Month at Phillips County Farm Bureau

May is Membership Month and Montana and Phillips County Farm Bureaus have planned a month of activities both recognizing and recruiting members in the counties. “Our Farm Bureau’s volunteer members do an amazing job advocating for agriculture and educating others about agriculture. Membership month is the perfect time to get the word out regarding why our members are Farm Bureau Proud,” said Tom DePuydt president, Phillips County Farm Bureau.