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 By Bill Stuver    Local    October 20, 2017 

ABC Express

A new program for future students at Carter County's Hammond and Hawks Home rural schools began recently, which prepares pre-school aged youth for the rigors of a structured educational system. The...

 

Town of Ekalaka mail ballot election

This year’s General Municipal Election for the Town of Ekalaka will be a mail ballot election. On Thursday, October 19, 2017 the Carter County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be mailing ballots to all registered active voters who reside within...

 
 By Elin Kittelmann    Local    October 20, 2017 

Seasonal needle drop

Every fall, people look forward to the fall colors as deciduous tree leaves change colors and drop in preparation of winter. We expect the leaves of deciduous trees to change colors. What many people are unaware of, though, is that most conifers...

 

Town of Ekalaka General Election, November 7

The General Election for the Town of Ekalaka will take place on November 7th. Late registrants are able to go to the Carter County Clerk and Recorder's Office, register to vote, and vote until 8:00...

 

Montana Board of Public Education re-elects Sharon Carroll as chair

The Board of Public Education has re-elected Sharon Carroll to serve as the Chair of the Board of Public Education. Carroll, appointed to the Board of Public Education in 2007 and again in 2012 is in her 22nd year of teaching math at Carter County Hi...

 
 By Chris Maupin    Local    October 13, 2017

Alzada show draws large crowd

The 28th Annual Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show held on October 1 at the Alzada Hall was a success according to organizers. The proceeds from lunch and donations were greater than last year...

 

Flu vaccine still available at Dahl

Influenza Vaccine is still available at Dahl Memorial Clinic! The best way to protect yourself and those around you from influenza is to get vaccinated. The CDC recommends everyone over the age of six months gets vaccinated against the flu. In...

 

Preschool screening Tuesday, October 24

Ekalaka Public Schools will hold child developmental screening on Tuesday, October 24 from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Ekalaka Elementary School. The screening will be for children aged 0-5 who are not currently in kindergarten. Children whose parents...

 

BLM opens public scoping for CO2 pipeline and enhanced oil recovery projec

The Bureau of Land Management has opened a public scoping period for an environmental assessment that will address two plans of development submitted by Denbury Resources, Inc., to conduct an enhanced oil recovery project in the Cedar Creek...

 

September rainfall totals over 3"

There have been three Septembers since 1900 that Ekalaka has received no precipitation. Those years were 1902, 1903, and 1958. This September the Ekalaka area officially received 3.13 inches of precipitation. That’s the most rain in a September...

 

Carter County Conservation District hosts Area II meeting

On September 21, 2017 Area II Conservation Districts all met in Ekalaka. Ron Talcott was presented with the President's Award and a plaque by Jeff Wivholm, President of the Montana Association of...

 

National 4-H Week

Go green for 4-H week! The week of October 1st-7th is National 4-H Week. 4-H members across the nation will be representing their state and clubs throughout the whole week. For those who don’t know, 4-H is a youth organization that allows kids to l...

 

Fire restrictions lifted

Carter County Commissioners recently gathered and voted to lift fire restrictions in the county. The first motion was made by Commissioner Steve Rosencranz and was seconded by Rod Tauck. The board voted in favor of lifting the fire restrictions and...

 

New teachers at CCHS

Editor's note: Mr. Jordan O'Donnell is another new face at CCHS this year. His information will be shared in a future article. School is in session once again at Carter County High and with the new ye...

 

Over $50,000 in cash raised for new pool

September brought the Town of Ekalaka's restricted cash account for the swimming pool to $50,013.60! These funds plus the others of $108,531.43 in pool committee funds, $11,945.20 from the Lions...

 

Dr. Nikki Erlenbusch, DNP, FNP-c receives graduate nursing degree

Dr. Nikki Erlenbusch, DNP of Miles City, MT, formerly of Ekalaka, received her advanced clinical practice degree from Frontier Nursing University (FNU). Erlenbusch graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Graduation ceremonies will be held...

 

American Legion has successful pancake supper

American Legion Post 60 saw a good turnout for the post’s annual pancake supper fundraiser, Sunday, September 24. The event helped raise funds for projects such as maintaining county-wide highway fatality markers, sending local high school...

 

Southeast Electric presents Ekalaka Ambulance with check for new computers

The Ekalaka Ambulance service is staffed by eleven volunteer EMTs. Two EMTs are on-call per shift. A shift runs from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day of the year. The ambulance service area is approximately 3,300 square miles. They respond to calls...

 

Go blue!

Children, parents, friends, community members, and Bulldog fans enjoyed watching the CCHS Homecoming parade last Friday on Main Street....

 

Markuson anniversary

Milton and Janice Markuson celebrated their 60th anniversary on August 10, 2017 with family and friends at St. Joan of Arc Parish Hall in Ekalaka....

 

Powell, Castleberry elected to board of directors

Nearly 90 members attended the Dahl Memorial Healthcare Annual Member Meeting last Thursday at Carter County Events Center. Only forty-five members attended last year. At the start of the meeting CEO...

 

Community Choir to meet Tuesday, Sept. 26

Everyone is invited to meet with the local community choir and flex their vocal pipes this fall. The choir, directed by first year CCHS Music Teacher, Andrew DelRaso, will first meet on Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Lutheran...

 

Livestock and prussic acid

Prussic acid poisoning can be a lethal problem for cattle grazing sorghum, sorghum-sundangrass crosses and sundangrasses. Other plants that potentially contain prussic acid include white clover,...

 

Our Lady of Belltower Catholic Church

Belltower is a white outcropping of rock in southeastern Carter County Montana. The formation used to look like a bell tower, but because of many years of erosion, it has worn down to almost a pointed rock. When my grandparents homesteaded near this...

 

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