Fire on Highway 212

The hulking skeleton of a semi lies along Highway 212 near the pumping station between Hammond and Alzada, in the picture above that was taken April 2. Reports indicate a blown tire started the fire,...

Construction begins on connecting wing between schools

In February of last year, Ekalaka Elementary District #15 was selected for a $750,000 grant. The money, awarded by the Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Division, was granted "for...

Town of Ekalaka election dates

Candidate filing for the Town of Ekalaka Municipal Election opens April 22 and closes June 21. Interested individuals may file a Declaration for Nomination for one of the open positions at the Carter County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 214 Park...

School elections take shape

Ballots will be mailed Thursday for school elections throughout Carter County. On the high school ballot that will be mailed to voters throughout the county is a building reserve fund levy proposition in the amount of $150,000 per year for three...

Carter County Public Health schedule

Trish Loughlin, Carter County Public Health Nurse will be in the Carter County Public Health Office on Friday, April 16, Tuesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 29, 2021. Folks interested in scheduling an appointment may do so by calling the Public...

Gianforte issues executive order prohibiting vaccine passports

This week, Governor Greg Gianforte issued an executive order prohibiting the state-sponsored development and required use of so-called vaccine passports in Montana. “I strongly encourage Montanans to get a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine, which...

Champs

Ekalaka's seventh grade boys held on for a narrow 32-30 win in the Baker Jam title contest over Baker Sunday evening at Baker High School. From left: Owen Poppema, Eldon Morris,...

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I wanted to take a minute and explain why I have decided to run for another term on the Ekalaka Public Schools School Board. Let me start by saying how thankful I am for the support and votes for the last nine years while I have been...

Legislative update

The legislature ended Easter week on Thursday afternoon, so we scurried home for a quick and appreciated couple of days at home. I got to enjoy a little wheat and pea planting, Easter Sunday services...

Private applicator training, May 5th

Carter and Fallon Counties are holding a private applicator training on May 5th in Baker at the Fallon County Exhibit Hall. The class will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This class will cover topics on the private applicator exam. Those attending will be...

Grand march this Sat.

The junior class will be hosting Carter County High School prom this Saturday, April 17. The public is invited to attend grand march at 8 p.m. inside the gymnasium. Please bring canned goods to be donated to the food bank for admission. Royalty...

Shelley Hackley-Hoherz

Shelley Hackley-Hoherz, age 60 of Bentley, ND, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck, ND, surrounded by her family. The Memorial Service for Shelley will be on...

Cooking in the West

Farming on cow/calf operations gets slipped in instead of sleep between calving, feeding, branding, fencing, and all the other spring work. It is often a high-speed, high-stress form of diversification that causes a lot of laundry problems. Anyway...

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, this was an interesting ‘find’; reading about someone who dreamed they were receiving a bouquet of flowers from God. A little girl, long ago, shared that she had received a beautiful bouquet of tiny...

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