Week of May 24, 2024

She retired

May 23, 2024

On Friday, May 10th Alicia Knapp was honored for her many years of service at Dahl Memorial Healthcare in Ekalaka. Knapp worked at Dahl for over thirty-four years. A noon meal was served honoring her retirement to her family members, board members, and special guests from the community as well as the staff. Wishing you the very best Alicia, enjoy your...

A letter home

May 23, 2024

Editor's note: Leroy Owens, Fred Yates, Ollie Hedges and Vernon Davis were the first four draftees from Carter County into the US Army when the United States joined with the Allies during World War I. All four received their basic training together at Camp Lewis, Washington. The following is an excerpt from a letter Leroy wrote to his mother, Mary Dorman Owens while stationed at Camp Lewis. We thank Jerry Cline for sending this letter to the Eagle in time to be published...

CCHS Class of 2024

May 23, 2024

Commencement exercises for the Carter County High School Class of 2024 were held on Saturday. A large crowd of family and friends gathered inside the gymnasium to wish the graduating class well. Longtime Carter County High School teacher Miss Maxine Morgan delivered the commencement address. Miss Morgan is retiring after the current school year. Valedictorian was Kendall Kittelmann; salutatorian was Brynn...

  • EPEDC announces hiring of new Community Development Specialist

    May 23, 2024

    Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC) recently announced the addition of a new Community Development Specialist. Dale Welliever of Wibaux comes to EPEDC from a career in business. Dale has experience from Auto Parts to Life Insurance and everything in between! Dale grew up on a farm/ranch in Wibaux County, and graduated from Wibaux County High School, Miles Community College, and MSU-Northern. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge. He has...

  • CCHS Track results

    May 23, 2024

    Thursday, May 16 2024 MHSA Southern BC Divisional Laurel, MT Mens Results 100 Meters 8. 11, Zander Ashbrook, 12.29 200 Meters 12. 11, Zander Ashbrook, 25.03 3200 Meters 8. 11, Ethan Mellon, 11:43.70 PR 110m Hurdles 3. 12, Ethan Frye, 18.28 6. 12, Ryker Carroll, 19.43 300m Hurdles 4. 12, Ethan Frye, 44.95 9. 12, Ryker Carroll, 46.27 PR 4x100 Relay 10. Ryker Carroll, Ethan Frye, Kaleb Frye, Zander Ashbrook, 48.82 4x400 Relay 4. Zander Ashbrook, Ryker Carroll, Ronald Bruce,...

  • CCHS Track results

    May 16, 2024

    Thursday, May 9 District 4C Meet Baker, MT Mens Results 100 Meters 3. 11, Zander Ashbrook, 11.83 PR 8. 12, Ethan Frye, 12.65 11. 10, Ronald Bruce, 12.95 PR 14. 10, Kaleb Frye, 13.34 15. 9, Meric Berg, 13.67 PR 200 Meters 4. 11, Zander Ashbrook, 24.62 PR 7. 10, Ronald Bruce, 26.09 PR 11. 9, Meric Berg, 28.01 PR 400 Meters 6. 11, Ethan Mellon, 58.24 PR 7. 10, Ronald Bruce, 1:00.54 9. 9, Meric Berg, 1:04.22 PR 1600 Meters 6. 10, Ronald Bruce, 5:40.80 PR 3200 Meters 4. 11, Ethan...

  • Let's secure our community's health: Support the Dahl Memorial Hospital levy!

    May 16, 2024

    Dear Editor, I write to implore our community to rally behind the upcoming mill levy of $260,000.00 in support of the Dahl Memorial Hospital Association, Inc. This levy is crucial to ensuring the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of our recently constructed facility, which faces daily wear and tear from the harsh weather conditions of Eastern Montana. The Dahl Memorial Hospital stands as a beacon of health and hope in our community, offering essential services to all who seek medical assistance. However, behind the scenes, the...

  • Dahl's annual health fair nears

    May 23, 2024

    Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association's Annual Health Fair Blood Draw is scheduled for June 4th and June 5th from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. this year. The two-day event will take place at the healthcare facility in cooperation with Carter County Public Health and will include other vendors on location. Tests offered this year include a standard panel, PSA test, vitamin D test, and hemoglobin A1C test. Payment for each will be due at the time of service. Coffee and snacks will also...

  • Shelterbelt program

    May 23, 2024

    The Carter County Extension Office and the Carter County Conservation District will be hosting a shelterbelt clinic on May 31st. The program will be starting at 10 a.m. at the Carter County Event Center. MSU Extension Specialist, Peter Kolb, will be coming down to run this clinic. It will start indoors with a seminar on proper tree care and how to prune trees. Lunch will be provided. Then attendees will travel to Harmon Creek Ranch to discuss shelter belts and some watering...

  • Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. on May 27th

    May 16, 2024

    Memorial Day services will take place on Monday, May 27th at Beaver Lodge Cemetery in Ekalaka. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Veterans performing the services should arrive at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day is an American federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while on active duty. First enacted to honor union and confederate soldiers following the Civil War, it was extended after World...

  • Free performance of Montana Shakespeare in The Parks coming to Ekalaka

    May 16, 2024

    Join Montana Shakespeare in the Parks for a free performance of William Shakespeare's "Winter's Tale." Pack a picnic, grab your friends, and enjoy this world class performance! Montana Shakes will be at the old nursing home lawn with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27th. The play is sponsored by Sagebrush Service Club. The club is still accepting donations from local businesses and community members which can be sent to: Valerie O'Connell, P.O. Box 151,...

  • Board leadership training, June 5th in Ekalaka

    May 16, 2024

    In conjunction with Montana State University Extension, Carter County Commissioners are sponsoring a board leadership training for all members of local boards. The training, slated for June 5th, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at Carter County Event Center. Topics at the training include principles of good governance, roles and responsibilities of board members/trustees, open meeting laws, citizens right to participate laws, closing a meeting, board member liability, effective meetings, agendas and managing public comment,...

  • Mid-Rivers annual meeting to be held May 29th in Baker

    May 16, 2024

    The Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Annual Meeting and Customer Appreciation Event will be held on May 29, 2024, at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Baker, Montana. Member registration will begin at 10:00 AM, followed by the Business Meeting at 11:00 AM and a free customer appreciation lunch at 12:00 PM. Members in attendance will receive an attendance gift. Drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the meeting. Mid-Rivers will also hold a drawing for fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships, awarded to...

  • Kapptie's Korner

    James Kapptie | May 23, 2024

    As I embark on my second adventure in Ekalaka, I am filled with excitement and appreciation for the many wonderful aspects of Montana and Carter County. My primary goal is to enhance communication with parents and the community. Community engagement is crucial to our school's continued success, and I am dedicated to building on our achievements while addressing areas for growth. I recognize that school cannot follow a one-size-fits-all model. To better prepare our students...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf | May 23, 2024

    With Memorial Day coming up on Monday, I feel it is important to remember that Memorial Day is about much more than barbecues and a day off. It is a time to remember and honor loved ones and especially fallen military heroes .I love this essay so much that I have to share an excerpt from "Memorial Day: A Time for Heroes" by Nancy Sullivan Geng: I picked up the photo and turned it over. Yellowing tape held a prayer card that read: "Lloyd 'Bud' Heitzman, 1925-1944. A Great...

  • Conversations with God

    May 23, 2024

    Hello God, it's me, Mara: You know, Lord, it's not often that in this part of town Meadowlarks are seen/heard, but the other day while outdoors, WHOA! What was that? A small bird flew to the tip-top of a nearby tree and started singing, praising the Lord. Sharing that later with friends, B.J. mentioned that when she was young, while playing in the yard at their country home, she heard one, ran into the house to tell mamma. Her mom asked, 'Well, what did the birdie say?' B.J....

  • CAPITOLETTER

    Karen Odell | May 23, 2024

    May 20, 2024 Ronda Cordell spent much of last week getting ready for branding on Mother’s Day weekend. In spite of the inch and a half of rain, they had a good crew, got the branding done, and also moved pairs to summer pasture. It is a relief to have gotten some rain, and the branding done, too. On Mother’s Day afternoon, Ronda went to Belle Fourche to meet Cristen and Jayda Westling. They had planned to have a late Mother’s Day dinner, but Cristen had gone to Kirk, Colorado to pick up a puppy for Ronda on Saturday,...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf | May 16, 2024

    Several years ago I discovered a hilarious self-published book from Maralee Robinson of Billings, Montana. It is called "East Meets West: Real Dude Meets Real Cowboy: Indoor Plumbing Meets Outdoor Plumbing, and All the Things They Have in Common." The book is a collection of reflections of a city girl who married a cowboy. The book was somewhat longer than the title, and it was so funny I couldn't put it down. Maralee dedicated the book to her cowboy husband, their children,...

  • Conversations with God

    May 16, 2024

    Hello God, it's me, Mara: You know, Lord, yup – 'Mother's Day is past, but it's been fun listening to several old and young friends share about the mothers of some of their friends. Take G.L.'s mom for instance. She loved having her daughter's friends pop in for an overnight or a weekend. Seems like she also had a 'few' jobs for them to do while maybe G.L. just watched or went and played the piano while friend 1) ironed, or friend 2) cleaned out a cupboard and washed a...

  • CAPITOLETTER

    Karen Odell | May 16, 2024

    May 13, 2024 Well, we did get a little rain this week on Tie Creek, but it seems that Capitol got the bulk of the moisture. Ernie Rachel and Tommy Melum are still calving, but are close to the end of calving season. Tommy has finished his school year, and is a big help to his dad in all his free time. Rachel’s brother, Don Kalbach and his wife, Thu, from Seattle, came out to the ranch to visit for a few days. They had come out for Daniel’s wedding, last week, and stayed to visit a while longer before heading west again....

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