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Hospital project gets $600,000 boost

The Montana Department of Commerce recently allocated $1.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money split between Dahl Memorial Hospital and Silver Bow County's historic Hotel Finlen...

Locals attend Young Ag Couples Conference

This year's annual Young Ag Couples Conference (YACC) took place January 15th through 18th in Helena. Local couples Dave and Alex Loudermilk, Chris and Lauren Meccage and Greg and Brittani Brence...

Linda Rost honored as Montanan of the Week

U.S. Senator Steve Daines recently recognized Linda Rost for her tremendous impact on the state of Montana. Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week highlights a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the...

Good food, good mood

Carter County Events Center was full last Saturday for a Wild Game Feast that was put on by First Baptist Church in Ekalaka. Those who attended enjoyed a selection of wild game dishes before hearing...

Blood drive successful

Another Ekalaka community blood drive ended successfully last week in Ekalaka. The drive produced thirty-one units of blood from 25 different donors. Several walk-ins and a few new donors contributed to the success. Garth Tooke won $25 as a door...

Investigating Rock Art

The Carter County Museum received a $2,100 grant from the Montana History Foundation in 2019 to develop the curriculum Investigating Medicine Rock Art. The goal of the curriculum is to educate...

Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

Fur trappers, followed quickly on the heels of Lewis and Clark into the new frontier. Searching for beaver to satisfy the latest fashion demands of Europeans, they wandered to what would become...

Spartans defeat Bulldogs

Sophomore Turner Tooke hit six three-pointers and had a game-high 19 points, but it wasn't enough as Ekalaka fell to Baker in an away game last Friday. Blue had trimmed the Spartan lead to just three...

Girls drop close game to Baker, pick up conference win

A back and forth game that saw CCHS with a double-digit lead at one point ended with a three-point Bulldog loss last Friday in Baker. CCHS shot a better free throw percentage than Baker (52 percent...

My cancer story

I retired after forty years of flying a number of different aircraft and on the 26th day of August 2006 at the age of 68, was the last day that I have flown an airplane. As you may or may not know, in order to hold a commercial pilot certificate...

Rita Hendrickson

Rita L. Hendrickson, age 55 of Alzada went home to heaven on January 9, 2020 following a five-year battle against cancer. Surrounded by her loving family, Rita died at the Hospice House in Rapid...

Cooking in the West

I just love those helpful hint columns and books full of tips on how to remove every stain known to man or cure anything from warts to arthritis with a home remedy. Sometimes though, I have to question the effectiveness and efficiency of the...

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, sometimes it’s pleasant to think back when we were just little kids and remember, now and then, how we’d pretend to be asleep, and watch for or wait for Mama to tiptoe in to check on us or just watch...

Memories

I will continue on as reported in my last article. In 1910, the Scruggs family came to Ekalaka and filed on 320 acres on Rammey Creek about fourteen miles south of Ekalaka. After a couple of hard years, a house was built and then enlarged, wells...

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