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'Ag in Color' drawing contest statewide winners

Earlier this spring, students from across Montana submitted entries to the 2020 Montana 'Ag in Color' design contest. The annual contest is hosted by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. Normally, the...

Bicycle safety a concern as children pedal into summer

Since 1956, the month of May has been recognized as National Bike Month and that continues this year as cycling is considered a healthy option to stay active. More people, especially children, have been seen riding around Ekalaka in 2020. One...

Community garage sale falls victim to coronavirus

Ekalaka’s annual community wide garage sale, usually held on the first weekend in June, has been called off by Carter County Chamber of Commerce officials. Chamber members who attended a regular meeting earlier this month discussed options for...

CCHS announces sports awards

There was no awards program to honor Ekalaka Public Schools athletes from grades 5-12 for the 2019-2020 sports season. But last week, the school sent the Eagle a listing of participants and award...

Community cleanup day scheduled for June 6

Take pride in the community and help clean it up. The town is organizing a spring cleanup day for Saturday, June 6. Gather trash, tame the brush and make paths more walkable. Bring a team! Ask friends, co-workers, family members, clubs and athletic...

COVID-19 Updates

There continue to be low positive case numbers of COVID-19 in Montana and zero in Carter County. As of Tuesday, there has not been a new case of COVID-19 in Montana for six days! The total positive...

Two legal cases alter election rules as June 2 primary looms

HELENA — Last month, Montana Free Press added a roundup of pertinent information for primary voters to its 2020 election guide. In the weeks since, a pair of legal cases have necessitated some updates. Here’s what’s happened so far. On May 1,...

Bullock announces Montana's unemployment rate at 11.3% in April

Last week, Governor Steve Bullock announced Montana’s unemployment rate was at 11.3 percent in April due to impacts created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana unemployment rate remains below the national rate of 14.7% in April. “Montana took...

USDA grants available to spur innovation technologies in Montana

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for grants until June 22, 2020, to fund Montana projects that could stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies....

OPINION: Whose side is the PSC on, anyway?

Oops...they’ve done it again….On Tuesday, April 21, the Montana Public Service Commission reversed their decision of March 16 in favor of NorthWestern Energy, again. At that meeting the commission told NWE they would have to provide more...

Yvonne Kincheloe

Yvonne Adair Kortum, the fourth of nine children, was born February 24, 1945 to Bud and Edith Kortum. Her short but brave fight with cancer ended with her family and loyal dog, Spud, by her side in...

Gary David Elmore

On Monday, May 25, 2020, Great Falls resident Gary David Elmore passed away at the age of 81 after a long life spent working as an Automotive Mechanic in all the top shops throughout Great Falls. For many years he was employed at Don’s Auto. His...

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, while living through this special Memorial season this week, it is a season that we hold dear to our hearts, pondering on the precious memories of those who have departed. If our heart aches, it is more...

Cooking in the West

In honor of National Beef Month, I have decided to rerun a branding etiquette column since I have had numerous requests to repeat it. One of the nicest compliments I have received is when readers have told me they have this column posted on their...

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