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Cash, quilt, kidney: 1 year later

One year ago, a group of local women who dubbed themselves the "Girl Power" group was selling treats, quilts and raffle tickets in Ekalaka to help Diana Harpster-Roby cover costs of donating one of...

CCHS classes reunite

Several Carter County High School classes held reunions over the Days of '85 weekend in Ekalaka. Below are photographs from three of those reunions, including the class of 1977 that held a reunion to...

Fire department, area volunteers clean up Main

Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department, along with the aid of some community volunteers, cleaned Main Street last Thursday prior to the county fair. Each volunteer spent anywhere between three and...

Just Cooling Off

"Winners" of Dahl Memorial Healthcare's ice bucket challenge, a contest started to raise funds for a walking path around the soon-to-be new facility, were Alex Loudermilk (left) and Ryan Tooke...

New microscopes for CCHS

Grant money awarded in April will benefit science students at CCHS this fall. The $5,000 grant from ONEOK, Inc. was used to purchase seven microscopes. Former Ekalaka Public Schools Superintendent...

2019 Days of '85 parade winners

Judges had a difficult time picking winners upon conclusion of the 2019 Days of '85 parade due to a large number of entries. The parade was one of the finest in the last several years. Fulton and...

Days of '85

Crowds who attended events during the 2019 Days of '85 Fair and Rodeo over the weekend experienced cooler temperatures than last year. The average high temp from Thursday to Sunday was 85 degrees...

Days of '85 rodeo results

Saturday Barrel Racing 1st: Erin Williams 2nd: Maddie Jacobson 3rd: Jackie VanVleet 4th: Brianna Williams 5th: Ava Reno 6th: Kaeley Hutchison Ladies Breakaway 1st: Shayla Howell 2nd: Katy Negaard...

Pet parade enjoyed by many

The Carter County Fair Board and Marshall Ranch, sponsors of the 2019 Days of '85 Pet Parade, were pleased with the turnout even though there was one exhibitor less than last year. The entries were...

Bump-N-Run results

This year's Days of '85 Bump-N-Run started with seventeen super stock cars, including two pickups, and 9 modified cars. Weather cooperated, proving a great day of racing in Ekalaka. There were three...

New partnership in eastern Montana for treatment of addiction and mental illness

Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center (EMCMHC), headquartered in Miles City, Montana, and Rimrock, headquartered in Billings, Montana have entered into a partnership to provide enhanced addiction and mental illness treatment for the people...

Combat Raider 19-3 scheduled for September 10-12

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Combat Raider, a military exercise involving various aircraft, is scheduled to begin Sept. 10 in parts of the Powder River Training Complex (PRTC), and will conclude Sept. 12, 2019. Combat Raider provides joint...

Ancient fossils give MSU students hands-on research experience

For Montana State University undergraduate Isabelle Brenes, digging a triceratops out of a hillside in the badlands near Ekalaka in July marked only the beginning of a long, familiar process of...

Hunters reminded of Elk B License opportunity for general fall hunting season

As surplus licenses go on sale on Monday, Aug. 12, hunters should remember that, according to the 2019 regulations, they are allowed only one Elk B License, despite legislation passed during the recent Montana Legislature. In the 2019 legislative...

Patty Hendricks

On August 5, 2019, Patty Ann Hendricks, 90, went home to Jesus. Patty was born to James and Etna (Figg) Speelmon on October 25, 1928, in Carter County, Montana. Patty attended schools in Ekalaka, Sidney, and Miles City, Montana. In 1948 she married...

Hat Tips

Hello, You can feel Fall is in the air. Oh, I know we’ve had some hot days. And the summer thundershowers have been rolling through the Dakotas at a pretty steady pace. But the nights have been cool and we had one morning in the forties this past...

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, it was surprising to discover that some of us have incorrect blinking habits. There are even exercises designed to develop correct blinking so that the fluid movement of the eyelids prevents dry eyes....

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