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 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 15, 2018 

Sunday drive

The traffic-cone orange fire suit has room for two and the helmet makes my head a goldfish in a fishbowl. Five separate straps join in my lap, holding my upper body against the back of the seat while...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 15, 2018 

Burgers, beers, bags, bidding: benefit

Main Street was closed off in Ekalaka Saturday night as Carter County flashed its green, corned some holes and danced until closing time, all while raising $8,600 during the Nies benefit. Auctioneer...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 15, 2018 

From the grave to the cradle to the clamshell

The Carter County Museum has so many fossils, they would spill out of the museum's back room like a cartoon character's stuffed closet if they were all stored on site. Approximately 80 percent of the...

 
 Local    June 15, 2018 

Carter County 4-H All Events Day

Carter County 4-H youth showcased their talents at the 2018 4-H All Events Day held June 4 at the Carter County Event Center. There were 10 4-H youth in the market lamb project this year, and the day...

 
 Local    June 15, 2018 

New ways to play

New playground equipment will soon be arriving to Town Park. Joining the current equipment will be a dome covered, 5-foot high turret platform complete with rock climbing wall, slide and rainbow style ladder. Hanging from its green crossbar will be...

 
 Local    June 15, 2018 

Hansen, Kreitel reelected

Southeast Electric Cooperative held an annual meeting last Friday at Carter County High School. One hundred and forty-seven members registered and members of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church served 231 people. Attendees ate a free roast beef dinner...

 
 By Elin Kittelmann    Local    June 15, 2018 

Black grass bugs reported in Montana

According to a MSU Extension Ag Alert, damaging numbers of black grass bugs were reported in range and pasture locations in Teton and Big Horn Counties. Black grass bugs were also reported in Fallon, Powder River and Prairie Counties. Black grass...

 
 Local    June 15, 2018 

FSA county committee nomination period begins Friday

The U.S. Department of Agriculture encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committees. According to the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Carter County...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 8, 2018

Watkins crawls past Walker

Anyone who didn't cast a ballot missed their chance to make a difference. Mike Watkins became the unofficial District 3 Republican nominee for Carter County Commissioner this November after defeating...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 8, 2018

Smoldering disagreement ignites

The town of Ekalaka has decided to ask the legal system to determine whether it or the Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department Corporation has ownership and control of the town's fire service and whether...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 8, 2018

Spring cleaning, summer buying

When Hank Leffingwell woke up Saturday morning, he didn't think he would be up against a swarm. "They hit us like a bunch of piranhas," he said. The Community Wide Garage Sale was a quick success for...

 

Mid-Rivers holds annual meeting

Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative Inc. members gathered at the Community Center in Roundup on Thursday, May 31, for the 66th Meeting of the Members. Items of business included electing three members to the cooperative’s board of trustees, informing...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 1, 2018

God and family

Last Friday, Pastor Jon Champlin's family and members of his congregation threw him a surprise birthday party. His wife, Kati Champlin, says he caught on after becoming suspicious of why she was...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 1, 2018

On top of the hill and hide-away

Jo Kittelmann threw a kitchen boa around her neck, a three-foot-long cloth with red dish towels at the head and tail, and explained its usefulness. Instead of a wet tea towel over the shoulder, the...

 

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, continuous rain did not deter residents and visitors from paying respects to U.S. service members who died defending their country and local veterans who passed away in the last...

 

Day change for drivers license appointments

The Baker Driver License Station, located within the Fallon County Courthouse, will be open once a week on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. This station requires a pre-paid receipt from the county Treasurer’s office. Please make...

 

Local blood drive draws supporters

Thirty-seven units were donated by 24 individuals at the local blood drive last week. Blood drive organizer Darlene Carter-Rose said 37 units is the largest seen in quite some time. Stewart Cook won a gift certificate to Dawg House Pub as a door...

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    June 1, 2018

School is out, awards are in

Kindergarten graduates let the show begin at the Spring Awards Assembly with a rambunctious circus routine that included acrobatics, jumping rope and trick ring toss. After the entertainment, the...

 

2018 Ekalaka Elementary Spring Awards Assembly

For those that missed yesterday's assembly, here is a quick recap video highlighting the kindergarten graduates and sixth-grade promotees....

 
 By Ryan OConnell    Local    May 25, 2018

Ekalaka man guilty of aggravated assault

A jury found Jedediah Keith Larson guilty of aggravated assault on May 17, according to court documents. Larson was also found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of partner or family member assault. He...

 

Summer reading program starting soon

The Ekalaka Public Library's Summer Reading Program starts Thursday, June 7. Children aged seven and older will meet from 1-2 p.m. and children six and under will meet from 2:30-3 p.m. All children...

 

Cooperative members can receive discounts

All members of Southeast Electric Cooperative, Inc., your Touchstone Energy Cooperative, are eligible to receive a fifteen percent discount to visit historical Medora, North Dakota. To receive the discount, members may call 1-800-MEDORA-1 and provide...

 

Class of 2018

Commencement exercises for the Carter County High School Class of 2017 were held May 19. A large crowd of family and friends gathered to wish the graduates well. Former Ekalaka Public Schools Music...

 

The new guy

Hi, I'm Ryan, the strange guy you may have seen walking around town recently. Eric offered an internship at The Ekalaka Eagle this summer, and my application was accepted. He's going to show me the...

 

Runs in the family

Alexandra Loudermilk graduated from Georgetown University over the weekend with a Master of Science in Nursing. She was also inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing....

 

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