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  • Submit a Public Notices or Legals ad

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    To submit a Legal advertisement, please email it to ekeagle@midrivers.com, along with your phone number, and someone will contact you for payment. Thank you, Ekalaka Eagle... Full story

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    5-23-2024 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 23, 2024, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman, Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. by Chairman Rod Tauck. There was no public comment. The Commission received a call from Bob Donndelinger from Victory Insu...

  • Department of Transportation announces road work on US HWY 212 in Rosebud County

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) recently announced that summer road work on a 12-mile portion of US Highway 212 (US 212) east of Lame Deer is scheduled to commence in June. The project begins just east of the junction with Montana Highway 39 (MT 39) at the roundabout in Lame Deer and extends east. The contractor selected for work on this project is Prince, Inc. The Lame Deer – East project will include new surfacing, seal and cover (chip seal) operations, centerline and shoulder rumble strips, and upgraded s...

  • EKALAKA TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Town Office, 103 N Main Street May 1st, 2024 1) Call Regular Meeting to Order a) Roll Call Council - Mayor Buck Kratzer called meeting to order. Melissa Lovec, Andrew Wright were present Richard Brown resigned 5 minutes prior to the meeting and Council member Rex McCord was absent. b) Employees Present - Elston Loken and Calvin Jensen c) Appointed Officials Present - Kamely Harkins 2) Pledge of Allegiance 3) Public Comment/Complaints - No public comment. Town received a...

  • Sign-up now for surplus drawing licenses

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Beginning June 19, hunters can sign up for the Surplus License List, which is a list of leftover licenses that were not distributed by the drawing. The list will be randomized, with hunters at the top of the list contacted via email with instructions to finalize their purchase within a specified time. Resident and nonresident hunters can sign up through the MyFWP portal. This process requires hunters to keep their email address current in their ALS record. Payment of the license fee is not required to sign up on the Surplus L...

  • Montana 4-H youth to exhibit at fairs across the state this summer

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Montana State University Extension invites community members from across Montana to attend local and county fairs this summer to see Montana 4-H program displays and events. Montana 4-H is the youth development program of MSU Extension, and for 4-H youth, the fair is a public opportunity to show what they have learned and to continue developing civil service and social skills while running events like concession stands, petting zoos or exhibits. "Time spent in 4-H allows kids...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    If you live along a creek, you have to co-exist with beavers, and that is not always easy. It seems that they do not share the same vision for property management as most landowners do. Living with beavers, who are remarkably persistent, focused, and motivated, is a constant struggle that is not funny, What is funny is this (allegedly) actual letter sent by the Pennsylvania DEQ to Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property and Ryan's ingenius response to the letter: Dear...

  • Letter to the editor

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Dear Editor, In prayerfully considering this letter, I’ve tried really hard to remove my personal feelings from the situation occurring at Dahl Memorial Healthcare right now. However, I’ve concluded that it’s impossible to remove emotion while saying what needs to be said completely. I’m a person, after all, and I care deeply for the members of this community…this community that has welcomed me in so beautifully. We, as a community, have been wronged by the leadership at Dahl Memorial. The current administration and many...

  • CAPITOLETTER

    Karen Odell|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    June 17, 2024 The drought lives on, and so do the grasshoppers, at Capitol and on Tie Creek. We had hoped for a little rain, on Sunday morning, after the 100 degrees on Saturday, but even with no moisture, the cooling off was a great relief. Buffalo had gotten some hail, and we were wishing some of that hail had landed on our grasshoppers, but no luck. Dick Albert was picked up for a fishing trip, on Tuesday, by a friend and his son. It was a good trip but the fishing was not very good. Erma had a physical therapy...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Hello God, it's me, Mara: You know, Lord, several gals shared about their June calendars, they giggled and said, 'Would you believe that some of my family and friends, dated in June and some married in June.' Sadie added; 'My June calendar looks almost like you says yours looks, but mine also has birthdays of family, friends and neighbors. I'd not paid any attention to that, before'! They giggled, then shared about dating: 'Remember, Judy, that WE double dated a few times,...

  • Doug Beach

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Funeral Service for Doug Beach, 48, of Ekalaka will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2024 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Ekalaka. Burial will follow at Beaver Lodge Cemetery. Visitation will take place one hour prior to service. Doug Ray Beach, 48, of Ekalaka passed away June 12, 2024 at his home in Ekalaka. Doug was born on December 24, 1975 to Babe Beach and Rhonda (Myhre) Beach. Doug, his twin Dan and brother Jay grew up mostly in Ekalaka and attended schools in Carter...

  • Ernest Tooke Memorial Match Bronc Ride set for Sunday

    This Sunday, June 23rd, the Ernest Tooke Memorial Match Bronc Ride and Futurity is taking place. The futurity will kick off the day’s events, beginning at noon. A calcutta for the bronc ride will take place at 2 p.m. and riding will follow. Also taking place on Sunday at Ekalaka Track and Arena are stray gathering and ranch bronc riding competitions. The weekend will conclude with a goat roping competition on the Main Street triangle immediately following the bronc ride. Proceeds from the goat roping will benefit the E...

  • Volleyball camp in Ekalaka June 24 & 25

    Summit Volleyball Camp will be held at Carter County High School, Monday June 24 and Tuesday, June 25. This camp is open to all students who will be in third through eighth grade this fall. Sixth through eighth grade camp runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. both days. Price for 6th - 8th graders is $40. Third through fifth grade camp will go from noon until 2 p.m. and will cost $20. Both camps will feature a variety of drills and games to improve players' setting, passing, blocking,...

  • Golf and trap shoot in Baker to benefit local

    The 7th Annual Shots and Strokes, a memorial competition for late Baker resident Pat Harrison that pairs a golfer with a trap shooter, is set to take place this Friday and Saturday, June 21st and 22nd in Baker. The Sons of the American Legion in Baker help host the event each year. This year, the group made the decision to donate the proceeds to Mark Wright of Ekalaka, and Dale and Sharon Buerkle of Plevna, to help relieve costs for battling cancer. A calcutta for the competition will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday. Golfers...

  • Diamond Anniversary

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Locals Garth and Myrna Tooke had their 60th wedding anniversary on June 13th. The couple celebrated the diamond anniversary on June 16th at St. Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Ekalaka surrounded by a large group of family and friends. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Tooke!...

  • Museum to host Montana conversation 'Finding Montana' with Ednor Therriault

    The Carter County Museum hosts Montana Conversation "Finding Montana" with Ednor Therriault on Friday, June 21. The program is at the Carter County Museum at 5:30 p.m.. The presentation is free and open to the public. Funding for Montana Conversations is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana's Cultural Trust, and private donations. We are funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in...

  • Teacher retention, wages hot topics at meeting of state education officials

    Alex Sakariassen, montanafreepress.org|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Discussing likely areas for future policy improvement in Montana's K-12 school system at a meeting in the state Capitol Monday, officials with the Office of Public Instruction highlighted teacher retention as a continued challenge across the state, noting that Montana public schools lost 2,039 educators to attrition during the 2021-22 academic year. According to the presentation, given by OPI Chief Operating Officer Julie Murgel during a meeting of key lawmakers and education...

  • Former Ekalaka resident celebrates 100th

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Ione (Parks) Anderson was born in Ekalaka, June 19, 1924 to Jess and Marie Parks. On Wednesday, Anderson celebrated her 100th birthday. Anderson's family lived on a homestead in the Chalk Buttes where she attended grade school. Her family eventually moved into Ekalaka on the property Dean and Gloria Parks now reside at. "Her lifestyle was not easy. It was a rugged, tough existence," said her son-in-law Jim Stoltz about her early years on the homestead. Anderson then moved to...

  • FWP to proceed with prairie dog conservation contract

    Updated 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. This...

  • Baker hosts Mid-Rivers annual meeting & customer appreciation

    Updated 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...

  • VBS at Ekalaka Bible Church

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Ekalaka Bible Church will be hosting vacation bible school beginning Friday, June 28th, continuing each Friday through the end of July. The school will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade who are invited to ‘go deeper into the great jungle journey.” Attendees will learn about the Bible and how God guides lives. There will be an obstacle course, goofy Frisbee golf, races and more silly fun. There will also be story time, songs, memory verses, snacks and craft time. On the fin...

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

    Connie Sieh Groop, courtesy of Tri-State Livestock News|Updated 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....

  • Local basketball camps coming soon

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    The 2024 Summit Basketball Camp will take place at Carter County High School in Ekalaka on Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th this year. The camp cost is $50.This year, boys and girls ages kindergarten through fourth grade are able to participate. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. both days. Campers attending will learn fundamentals such as passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. They will also play in 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 competition. Registration...

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