Week of June 14, 2024

Quadruple the fun! Four Brence sisters were among recent high school grads at Powell, Wyoming

Connie Sieh Groop, courtesy of Tri-State Livestock News | Jun 13, 2024

It was a special day at Powell, Wyoming high school as four young women, all with the last name of Brence, were among those receiving their diplomas on May 19. These red-headed, blue-eyed quadruplets share a unique bond, as they were all born on April 27, 2006. The statistics reveal a one in 671,000 chance of their multiple birth. While they look remarkably similar in appearance, they also share a deep connection to the land. Each will pursue careers grounded in agriculture.... Full story

Baker hosts Mid-Rivers annual meeting & customer appreciation

Jun 13, 2024

Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. members gathered at the Fallon County Fairgrounds in Baker, Montana, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, for the Mid-Rivers Annual Meeting. Items of business included electing three Cooperative Trustees, informing members of the cooperative's financial performance and future plans, and awarding scholarships to area students. Steve Zachmann, Mayor of Baker, gave the welcome speech and thanked Mid-Rivers for hosting the event in Baker. Pastor Mike...

  • FWP to proceed with prairie dog conservation contract

    Jun 13, 2024

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has issued a Decision Notice to proceed with a Prairie Dog Conservation Contract in Garfield and Rosebud County, Mont., eight miles north of Ingomar. The contract will conserve, protect, and enhance approximately 2,975 acres of important prairie dog colonies and associated habitat for 10 years, beginning July 2024 and continuing through July 2034. The contract would be implemented by a one-time payment of $148,750 to the affected landowner....

  • One-third of Montana municipalities to review local governments after primary vote

    Matt Hudson, montanafreepress.org | Jun 13, 2024

    Over the next two years, dozens of cities and counties across Montana will review their local governments as called for by a voter initiative in Tuesday's primary elections. Once a decade, Montana's Constitution offers voters the chance to study and potentially change the structure of local governments. The measure appeared on primary ballots across all counties and incorporated cities or towns in the state. Voters in 12 counties and 42 cities and towns approved local...

  • 'The Clev'

    Jun 5, 2024

    2024 CCHS graduate Ethan Frye (right) and CCHS head coach Tenadore Kittelmann (left) both participated in the Bob Cleverley 8-Man All Star Football Game in Butte last...

  • Continued Uninterrupted Physical Therapy Services

    Jun 13, 2024

    Dear Editor, We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the community for your continued loyalty to Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association. Your unwavering support inspires us to provide the highest quality healthcare services to all. Amid recent changes at Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association (DMHA), we understand that concerns have arisen regarding the continuity of our services. We want to reassure everyone that all services, including physical therapy, will continue without...

  • Marie Townsend

    Jun 5, 2024

    Our loving mother, Marie E. Ryan Townsend, passed away suddenly on May 19, 2024, in Tucson, Arizona. Marie was born in Dublin, Ireland, April 1, 1935, the youngest of ten children. She spent her childhood in Ireland. Marie met Carl "Pat" Townsend in 1954, in Ireland, while he was in the Army, and corresponded with him by mail, eventually coming to the United States, where Pat had returned after his discharge from the army. They were married in Billings, Montana, April 2,...

  • Sondra Lee Courtney

    Jun 5, 2024

    Sondra Lee Floyd (Giacometto Courtney) 84, of Belle Fourche passed into God's hands on May 29th, 2024. She was born on November 16, 1939, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Gifford and Leone Floyd. Her Dad passed when she was just four years old, and her mom leased out the ranch, packed-up, and moved them to Miles City where Leone taught school until they returned to the Floyd Family Ranch. Sondra attended the Five Mile School, which was within walking distance from the Ranch....

  • Marge P. Waterland

    Jun 13, 2024

    Marjorie Ann Waterland, 84, Spearfish, SD, passed away Friday, May 31, 2024, at her home. Memorial Services for Marge will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Alzada Community Hall, Alzada, Montana. Inurnment will follow at the Little Missouri Lutheran Cemetery in Capital, MT. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzada Community Hall. Marjorie Ann Plunkett was born April 4, 1940, at Buffalo, SD, to Walter and Patricia (Conniff) Plunkett. She was...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf | Jun 13, 2024

    This week marks the third anniversary of the grand opening of our main street boutique that uniquely sells food. Honestly, it does not seem that long, perhaps because we have been too busy to count the days. Owning a restaurant that sells gifts has been fun and exhausting. To make it even more interesting, we also cater special events, so there is literally not a dull moment. However, there is something I need to get off my chest. I decided to look back on this column that I...


    Karen Odell | Jun 13, 2024

    June 10, 2024 There was a tiny shower of rain near Tie Creek on Sunday morning. The multitude of grasshoppers at least calmed down a little, and the morning was very cool. Last week, Ronda Cordell took time out to go to the Quilt Show in Buffalo. There were many outstanding quilted items filling the Rec Center, and a good lunch, also. Last Monday, Mindy Yates and Kendall Shepherd came to Ronda’s to do bull testing. It’s always a question as to how those critters will be, to bring in and have in the corral. Diane Wear,...

  • Conversations with God

    Jun 13, 2024

    Hello God, it's me, Mara: You know, Lord, Father's Day is next Sunday, it was special to watch the younger and older guys being 'Father's'. Before the church service began, one guy sat with several little girls; their mommy was off tending to, 'whatever'. They were in the front row, but he carefully lifted the little one, maybe 3 years old, way up, holding tightly to her legs – she 'stood' straight and tall, waved her arms, smiled; once back down, hugged her daddy tightly....

  • Library corner

    Torey Spring, Interim Library Director | Jun 5, 2024

    This will be my last "Library Corner" for a while, as Patricia Kalstrom will be back in action (with her brand-new hip) as library director starting June 4th. Welcome back Pat! In other exciting news, congratulations to library board trustee, Krista Kerr, and her husband Justin on their recent wedding. We wish you all the best! I need to back up a little bit to April 8th and our Solar Eclipse Party. Unfortunately, the weather was not in our favor for a viewing of the partial...

  • Extended care news

    Cindy Enos | Jun 5, 2024

    April, 2024 Help me remember, April shower brings May flowers, right? Looking back on the month of April, lots of wind but no showers! Monday was the first day of the week as well as the first day of the month. The morning consisted of exercises and after lunch the ladies’ played cards. The afternoon winner was Marty Carroll. Tuesday, April 9 Virginia took time for 1 on 1 s with different residents who do not participate in the general activity program. The afternoon was spent playing Po-Ke-No, with Madlon winning most of...

  • Conversations with God

    Jun 5, 2024

    Hello God, it's me, Mara: You know, Lord, while casually going through some papers, this one popped up, so, just sharing a bit: Psalm 23: "He restoreth my soul." One just assumes that belonging to You, Lord, and being in Your care, we'd never become so disserted in soul as to need any sort of restoration, but, low and behold - such is not the case. When we start thinking that we have "arrived", that is when we're most susceptible to become cast (the verb form), like a sheep....

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf | Jun 5, 2024

    Summer is the time when I decide to roll up my sleeves and clean out some junk. However, my parents were children of the Great Depression, so I can still hear their voices ringing in my ears when I think about pitching stuff that could potentially have some use in the future--even though it has received no usage within the last 25 years. Marilee Robinson of Billings, Montana sent me her delightful book East Meets West, and one of her essays, which I have abridged this week is...


    Karen Odell | Jun 5, 2024

    June 3, 2024 Memorial Day was a little windy, but pretty nice for outdoor programs at Buffalo and Ekalaka. Spring at Capitol, and on Tie Creek, has been fairly cool, and even in the first days of June the night-time temperature dropped into the low thirties. Karen Odell spent the holiday at home. On Tuesday, Jack Ovitz came to check out, and do some electrical work. That night, Tyler Wolff came with a new mower battery, and to take back a mower tire to be worked on. Then, Karen got a little mowing done, before the mower...

Ekalaka Airport weather info

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